A person who appears to be ambling aimlessly, but is secretly in search of adventure.


Unveiling of Nevan Lahart's DC-inspired art installation

Irish visual artist and Solas Nua artist-in-residence Nevan Lahart is unveiling a huge art installation in NoMa tomorrow night. Find out more HERE.

12 adv. tix left for CherryBlast! Limited number of tix available at door. Note to self: find bigger space next year. http://bit.ly/95Nt5Z



World Premier: Paige in Full @ Mead Theater

The Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint presents
theHegira’s world premiere production Paige in Full

Tape over the notches and press record!

theHegira’s Paige in Full is a visual mix-tape that blends poetry, dance and live music to tell the tale of a multicultural girl growing up in Baltimore, MD. The production explores how a young woman’s identity is shaped by her ethnicity and popular culture, telling a personal, yet universal, story through the lens of hip-hop.

To create Paige in Full, sibling-duo Paige Hernandez (writer and performer) and Nick tha 1da (musician) worked with Danielle A. Drakes (director) and Bryan Joseph Lee (dramaturg) to develop a story that speaks to a dynamic hip-hop-influenced generation. Paige in Full draws upon a range of creative disciplines including literary, musical and visual arts. The story unfolds on a backdrop of multimedia projections provided by Flashpoint Gallery veteran Tewodross Melchishua.

Paige in Full plays May 11-May 29, 2010 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint. More information at flashpointdc.org.

Founded by Producing Artistic Director Danielle A. Drakes in 2008, theHegira is currently presenting its second season in Washington, DC. theHegira showcases the artistry of women of color, as their aesthetic is underrepresented in the theatrical mainstream. The company’s mission is to produce a dialogue between artists and audiences through the exploration, development, and production of stories of struggle, survival, and triumph. This mission embraces work in all stages of evolution and theatre practitioners in all aspects of their artistic journeys. Most recently, theHegira produced the premiere of Jacqueline Lawton’sDeep Belly Beautiful, directed by Drakes, as part of the Mead Theatre Lab Program at Flashpoint, 2008-2009 season. For more information on this new theater company, visit thehegira.org.

Paige Hernandez is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and received a BA in theater and broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. As a critically acclaimed b-girl, Hernandez’s choreography has been seen all over the Washington, DC metropolitan area and recently in DC/NY’s Hip Hop Theatre Festival with Imagination Stage’s Zomo the Rabbit. As a hip-hop education advocate, Hernandez shaped various educational workshops, including Props for Hip Hop at Arena Stage and the upcoming Hip Hop Tater Tots at Wolftrap. Both workshops help teachers to understand the fundamentals of hip-hop while incorporating the culture into their curriculum. As a performer and playwright, Hernandez performed her children’s show Havana Hop in elementary schools along the East Coast. More information at paigehernandez.com.

Nick tha 1da is returning hip-hop to its foundation with the soul of sampling. He was selected for his successful signature chopped samples & hard-hitting drums which earned his title of DMV (DC/MD/VA) Beat Champion in 2005 & 2006. Nick tha 1da created the musical soundtrack/scores for independent films including Loose Change, a 9/11 documentary directed by Dylan Avery which received publicity on Fox News/CNN. He produced the theme/segments for The Peter Rosenberg Show on Hot97(WQHT-FM) and has produced for artists such as W. Ellington Felton, Raheem Devaughn, Asheru (The Boondocks), NC's Justus League and many more. More information at nicktha1da.com.

Danielle A. Drakes received her BA from Goucher College and MFA from The Catholic University of America. As a performer, she has worked with Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, CENTERSTAGE, CATF, Discovery Theatre, and Imagination Stage. Directing credits include Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention, Suessical, the musical!, Deep Belly Beautiful, Stop Kiss, Southern Girls, Dutchman, Chain and Late Bus to Mecca. Recipient of TCG’s Nathan Cummings Young Leaders of Color grant, Drakes is a member of Round House Theatre's Artist Roundtable, Red Circle, Actors’ Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Cultural Development Corporation’s Mead Theatre Lab program is an intensive mentorship program for performing artists and independent theatre companies. Inaugurated in January 2006 with ’Capers, the program provides theatre space, technical production support and production mentoring. A panel of noted DC theatre professionals selects the projects and provides guidance to the chosen producers. The result is an eclectic group of innovative, edgy productions and an environment in which emerging performing artists can grow. The Mead Theatre Lab Program at Flashpoint, a Cultural Development Corporation project, is generously sponsored by The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, the Mary & Daniel Loughran Foundation, Jaylee Mead, The Weissberg Foundation and Jon & NoraLee Sedmak. Additional support is provided by The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Kresge Foundation, the MARPAT Foundation, the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trusts, and many other sponsors. Hotel Helix is Flashpoint’s 2009-2010 Hotel Partner. Barefoot Wine is Flashpoint’s 2009-2010 Wine Partner.

Flashpoint, a Cultural Development Corporation project, is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts space dedicated to nurturing emerging artists and cultural organizations in order to build their professional capacity. Flashpoint provides services and training for cultural organizations to help strengthen their management capacity and offers exhibit and performance spaces that enable arts groups to focus on their artistic goals and expand their visibility. Flashpoint includes a contemporary art gallery, the 75-seat Mead Theatre Lab, the Coors Dance Studio and shared office space for arts organizations.

Paige in Full
Produced by theHegira
Directed by Danielle A. Drakes
Written, Choreographed and Performed by Paige Hernandez
Live Music and Beats by Nick tha 1da
Sets by Jamie Yellen • Lights by Zoia M. Wiseman • Multimedia Projections by Tewodross Melchishua
Dramaturgy by Bryan Joseph Lee • Production Stage Management by Zoia M. Wiseman

Where: The Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint, 916 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Dates: May 11 – May 29, 2010
Pay-What-You-Can Previews: May 11 and May12 at 8pm
Opening and Press Night: May 13 at 8pm (RSVP to rsvp@culturaldc.org)
Performances: Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and 10pm, Sundays at 3pm
Tickets: All tickets are $20 general admission and are available online at flashpointdc.org or at (866) 811-4111. The box office opens 1 hour before the performance.

More information is available at flashpointdc.org.

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint • 916 G Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001
General: 202-315-1305 Media: 202-315-1312 Fax: 202-315-1303
E-mail: emma@culturaldc.org


Nearly made a huge fashion faux pas

WL FASHION TV: The Washington Life Fashion Awards from Washington Life Magazine on Vimeo.

Nearly wore the same dress that my friend Sarah wore to the Washington Life Fashion Awards last week. The horror. (Check it out at about 1:00 into the video.)

Art writing round up

A round up of art writing from the last week or two HERE.


Make a difference


Subscribe to Salon Contra and get free stuff

Just a reminder that Salon Contra subscribers not only get advance notice and guaranteed seating at all Salons, which have all had waiting lists for non-subscribers, but also free admission to Pink Line Project events like:
Subscriptions are $45 per year. You can pay with Paypal or email us to find out how to pay by credit card or send us a check.

Video highlights from Salon Contra about collecting art on a budget

Video highlights from our recent Salon Contra on collecting art on a budget HERE.

Pictures of 5th Annual Capitol Movement Project

Some great pictures of the 5th Annual Capitol Movement Project by Dan Rosenstein HERE.

Research and advice on preserving digital data

How to preserve digital data HERE.


Calling Young Professionals!

Take this survey and help out our friends at the Freer and Sackler Galleries!

Buy in Advance! Get a Free Drink!!

Cherry Blast
Presented by Westwood College

An official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Produced by The Pink Line Project
art + music dance party

Friday, April 2
9 pm to 1 am
A warehouse at 1701 Florida Avenue, NW
$10 (21+)

Buy advance tickets HERE

Call for proposals!

conner / *gogo emerging art projects
is accepting submissions for our 2011/2012 seasons.

Emerging artists (individual or collaborative groups) are encouraged to send proposals for a new project, a new performance, or an exhibition of new work in any medium, which utilizes the gallery's outdoor area, or media room, or gallery B space.

The duration of the show may range from a one night event up to an 8-week exhibition.

Please include:
  • a concise written description of the project, one page or less
  • a visualization of the project in the space
  • Five low-res jpgs of current works
  • cv and biography of the artist(s)
  • your website(s)

Deadline: June 1, 2010

Send to: info@connercontemporary.com
attn: Jamie Smith, curator

Proposals will be reviewed by September 1, 2010.

Poetry Slam Competition

March 26, 2010
Doors open at 5:30pm / Competition begins at 6pm

@Operation Hope
2509 Good Hope Rd. SE

Present a original piece with the topic "Bank on DC"
focusing on the importance of saving for the future for your chance to win!

Register to compete by sending an email to Bankon@dc.gov.

Tonight! Family Hemerlein Variety Show!

@Warehouse Theatre
1021 7th st. NW

First Show: 9pm
Second Show: 11pm

Get tickets HERE!

Who'd have thunk you could find art at the Federal Reserve Board

I've been checking out art in unusual places, like yesterday at the Federal Reserve Board. Anyone can visit! Find out more HERE.

I'm a *huge* fan of Matt Hemerlein. He plays CherryBlast next week. http://bit.ly/95Nt5Z. See him tonite at Warehouse. http://bit.ly/bs54dw



Ephemeral Art: In the Realm of the Buddha

Pink Line Project correspondent Brendan L. Smith writes about a mandala that was made at the Sackler and then swept into a pile and dispersed HERE.


Next up for Salon Contra! RSVP today!

For more information, go HERE! RSVP to saloncontra@pinklineproject.com to save your spot!

Great exhibit at KORUS House

I spoke with curator Jeong-ok Jeon recently about her great exhibit "Desirable Fairy Tales" at KORUS House HERE.

It's only up for a couple a more days so go check it out before Thursday at 5PM!


Video of Emerge Exposed panel on collecting photography

Video and written highlights of last week's panel discussion on photography for the emerging collector HERE.

Spread the Word!


How can you not smile?


Amy Lin on Channel 7

Holly Bass Performance Project

Love Holly Bass. She performs a reinterpretation of the Yinka Shonibare exhibit along with dancers from the Washington Ballet HERE.


Gateway Arts Center Grand Opening Today!

The grand opening of the new Gateway Arts Center is today! The Center features a great art space called Gallery 110, which opens an exhibit today of beautiful quilts. Read Tara Heuser's review of the exhibition HERE.


Video of Salon Contra with Gesche Wuerfel

A video summary of Al Miner's conversation with Gesche Wuerfel at Salon Contra HERE.

Action Request: Email the White House!

The Obama Administration is asking to hear from you, the creative backbone of our country, about how intellectual property infringement affects your livelihood. The Administration is also seeking advice on what the government could be doing to better protect the rights of artists and creators in our country. Here’s a chance for you to be heard!


Last year President Obama appointed and the U.S. Senate confirmed Victoria Espinel to be the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Her job is “to help protect the creativity of the American public” by coordinating with all the federal agencies that fight the infringement of intellectual property, which includes creating and selling counterfeit goods; pirating video games, music, and books; and infringing upon the many other creative works that are produced by artists in this country.

As you know, the unauthorized copying, sale, and distribution of artists’ intellectual property directly impact the ability of artists and creators to control the use of their own creativity, not to mention their ability to receive income they have earned from their labor. This impacts U.S. employment and the economy, and our ability to globally compete.

As required by an Act of Congress (the PRO-IP Act of 2008), Ms. Espinel and her White House team are preparing a Joint Strategic Plan that will include your feedback on the costs and risks that intellectual property infringement has on the American public.

Here’s how to make yourself heard!

  • Send an email to Ms. Espinel and the Obama Administration at intellectualproperty@omb.eop.gov and copy the Copyright Alliance on your email: info@copyrightalliance.org.
  • Begin your letter with “ASMP and the Copyright Alliance have informed me of this welcome invitation from the Obama Administration to share my thoughts on my rights as a creator.”
  • Include in your email: your story, why intellectual property rights are important to you, how piracy and infringement affect you, and what the U.S. government can do to better protect the rights of creative Americans.
  • Also include in your email: your name, city, state, and the fact that you are a photographer.
  • Do not include any personal or private information, as all comments will be posted publicly on the White House website.
All comments must be submitted by Wednesday, March 24 by 5:00 p.m. EST.


Salon Contra with A.B. Miner

Another Salon Contra! With A.B. Miner whose show at G Fine Art opens this Saturday at 7pm in its new location at 1350 Florida Avenue, NE.

Salon Contra will be at Pink Line Project HQ. RSVP to saloncontra@pinklineproject.com. We'll send you a confirmation and the address after you RSVP. Thanks!

Art stirs up a dicussion about skin color

Art stirs up a discussion about skin color HERE.


Pink Panel on collecting photography tonight at LongView (1234 9th St.) 7pm. Beer/Chili! $10/$8adv. + guaranteed seat. http://bit.ly/cpUTlQ

Call for Entries: One Hour Photo Project

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Washington, D.C.
May 8 – June 6, 2010

One Hour Photo distills the photograph to the ultimate limited edition: 60 minutes. During the exhibition, photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form. Each work will exist only in the limited moments of perception, in the individual and collective experience, then memory, of the observers.

One Hour Photo complicates the myth of photography as preservation, manifests the tension between the permanence of the medium and the impermanence of time, and subverts the profit model of the edition and the print.

We seek previously unpublished / undisplayed photographs or photographic-based work. Work selected will be projected for exactly one hour during the exhibition, with the understanding that it will not be shown, reproduced or sold from that moment forward.

Although there are no strict subject matter or stylistic guidelines, One Hour Photo is particularly interested in work that engages in dialogue with the themes that the concept naturally raises: ephemerality, memory, anti-artifact, loss, nostalgia, magic, time, disappearance, dissolution, whispers, traces, ghosts, etc. Imagine your work as a fleeting projection, in a room of one or many or none, as a vanishing point on a vanishing horizon, existing for 60 minutes before disappearing forever. If that excites you, please submit.

Submit at www.onehourphotoproject.com.
Deadline: March 31 Midnight
There is no fee to submit.


Video highlights from Salon Contra with Nevan Lahart and Kathryn Cornelius

Finally finished editing the video of last week's Salon Contra with Nevan Lahart and Kathryn Cornelius HERE.


Caught by David Parsons

Seeing this performed live got me hooked on modern dance.

Post office gets all arty

Did you know that the U.S. Postal Service has issued a sheet of stamps featuring abstract expressionist painters? Read more about it HERE.


Upcoming: Torpedo Factory Jury for New Members!

The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria VA contains 82 artist studios, six art galleries, and two art workshops. Every year we conduct a jury to bring new members into our association. Membership qualifies working artists for studio space in the Torpedo Factory.

· We are looking for innovative artists, aged eighteen or older, in the fields of painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, collage, glass, filmmaking, photography, and fiber art. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is committed to actively pursuing a diverse membership.

· In our 36nd year and with over 500,000 visitors last year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is a great opportunity for working artists.

· Jury Dates: April 5th - April 8th, 2010. All application materials and artwork must be received on Monday, April 5th, between 9AM and 6PM.

· Entry forms for the jury can be downloaded from the website. Go to www.torpedofactory.org/jury. There will be more information about the jury process, detailed application instructions, and a link to a printable application.

· If you’d like to view current artists’ work, you may also go to the website www.torpedofactory.org and click on ‘artwork’.

How to Win the DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition

Joe Flood reports on what you need to do to win $2k to make your own film!


Salon Contra recap: Nevan Lahart and Kathryn Cornelius

Visiting Irish artist Nevan Lahart will spend one month in DC creating an installation in NoMa. We met him at Salon Contra this past Monday night. Ellyn Weiss writes about this hilarious encounter HERE.

Save the Date!

25th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
is pleased to invite you to the 25th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards

Presented by
The Honorable Adrian M. Fenty
Mayor, District of Columbia

Hosted by
Dr. Anne Ashmore-Hudson
Chair, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Honors of Distinction
Félix Angel
Inter-American Development Bank, Cultural Center
2010 Mayor's Award for Visionary Leadership in the Arts

Michael O'Sullivan
The Washington Post
2010 Mayor's Special Recognition Award

"...and the 25th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards Finalists are"
- Gloria Nauden
Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

EXCELLENCE IN AN ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE · Cathedral Choral Society · Ira Blount · Lawrence Bradford · Pan American Symphony Orchestra · Peter Waddell · Step Afrika! · The Suzanne Farrell Ballet · Theater Alliance Of Washington DC · Transformer · EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE TO THE ARTS · Dance/Metro DC · Kim Roberts · Margery E. Goldberg · Washington Project For The Arts · OUTSTANDING EMERGING ARTIST · Andrew Wodzianski · Brian W. Grundstrom · Sarah Elizabeth Koss · Helanius J. Wilkins · Luciana Stecconi · Michelle Herman · INNOVATION IN THE ARTS · Daniel Pheonix Signh · Fotoweek DC · GALA Hispanic Theatre · Miriam's Kitchen · Taffety Punk Theatre Company · The Theatre Lab School Of The Dramatic Arts · Velocity Dance Festival · OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO ARTS EDUCATION · Citydance Ensemble, Inc. · Duke Ellington School Of The Arts · The Shakespeare Theatre Company · The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts/ Education Dept. · The Washington Ballet · Washington Performing Arts Society · MAYOR'S AWARD FOR ARTS TEACHING · LANGUAGE ARTS · Kathy Echave · Mark A. Williams · PERFORMING ARTS · Gregory E. Lewis · Premila Mistry · Thomas Kingston Pierre, Jr. · Rebecca Stump · Benjamin Whelan-Morin · VISUAL ARTS · Stephanie Basralian · Daniel A. Foley · Eric Michael Ginsburg · Bill Harris · Charles Jean-Pierre · Vinson Irby · Andrea Perll · Lindy Russell-Heymann

Monday | March 22, 2010 | 6:00pm

Historical Society of Washington, DC
801 K Street, NW (at Mount Vernon Square)
Washington, DC 20001

Valet Parking Available $10
This event is free and open to the public
This invitation does not guarantee admission

For more information contact Victoria.Murray@dc.gov

CityDance Catalyst Promo!

Check out this promo video for CityDance Ensemble's upcoming concert: Catalyst!

March 13 & 14, 2010 at the Lansburgh Theatre, Harman Center for the Arts.

Tickets: 202.547.1122, harmancenter.org Still on sale but going fast! Get yours today!

Catalyst: CityDance in Concert (Promo 2) from CityDance Ensemble on Vimeo.

MPA Call for Entries!

Fantastic Journeys: Call for Entries!

June 17 – July 31, 2010
CASH AWARDS of $1,500
April 12, 2010, 5 pm

  • Artists may submit up to four images. Images must be sent on a disc in 300 dpi resolution jpeg format. Please do not email images. Each image should be labeled with the artist’s last name, first name and image number (example, smith.jane1.jpeg). Cover and disc must both be labeled with artist’s name, title of piece, length and year created.
  • A hard copy of a list of images. Include artist name, title of piece, sales price, medium, size and year done.
  • Artist statement
  • Current resume
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your submission returned. Only submissions with SASE included will be returned.
  • Completed entry form
  • Entry fee of $25.
Make checks payable to:
McLean Project for the Arts
For further information email Nancy Sausser:

McLean Project for the Arts,
1234 Ingleside Avenue,
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703.790.1953
TDD 703.827.8255

Save the Date: March 21st Sunday Circus!

Call to Photographers! Portraits of DC

PORTRAITS OF DC: A Photo Competition

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities,
FotoWeek DC, and DC Counts Campaign;
are partnering to issue all DC artists, at all skill levels,
a challenge: to capture the diverse beauty reflected in
the faces of Washington residents. Like the census, we seek portraits
representing people of all ages, races, and ethnic groups in each quadrant
of the city. Fifty-one portraits will be selected and exhibited at Social,
a Columbia Heights Restaurant.

Entry Deadline: Tuesday | March 30, 2010 | 7PM
Click here to view the Call to Artists and to obtain an application

For more information, visit www.dcarts.dc.gov
or contact Zoma Wallace at zoma.wallace@dc.gov

Check out the DC Irish Writer's Festival! Now through March 15th!

solas nua logo
opening this thursday
the dc irish writers festival

11th - 15th march 2010

all events are free!

please help us make season 5 possible.
we need you to make our brilliant and unique programming happen.
contribute here now
other march events!
selected events
check back for updated
and added events

march 5th - april 4th nevan lahart residency at noma

march 8th pinkline salon contra with nevan lahart

march 8th
solas nua book club
let the great world spin
by colum mccann

march 9th
fishamble: the new play company
forgotten by pat kinevane

march 10th - april 21st beginner irish language classes

march 11th - 28theverything between us by david ireland

11-13, 18-20 march at the annenberg center for the performing arts, philadelphia.

15-16 march at the alleyway theatre, buffalo.

23-28 march at flashpoint, dc.

march 17th
irish book day

march 17th at 8pmcraicdown part 2!

monday, march 22nd at 7pm
fishamble play reading series
by gary duggan
directed by rex daugherty

march 29th at 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films

the tiger's tail
directed by john boorman and starring brendan gleeson

beyond march...

april 1 - may 8, 2010
bart o'reilly
old lines from the luminous state

thursday, april 8th, 2010
lunchtime talk with artist bart o'reilly

confessionsmonday, april 12, 2010
solas nua book club

confessions of a fallen angel
by ronan o'brien

monday, april 19th 7pm
fishamble play reading series
noah and the tower flower
by sean mcloughlin
directed by linda murray

thursday, april 22nd
evening panel withbart o'reilly and selected critics on modern irish painting

monday, april 26th 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films
cinegael paradiso

directed by robert quinn
starring bob quinn

holycitymay 10, 2010
solas nua book club

the holy city

by patrick mccabe

monday, may 17th 7pm
fishamble play reading series
the pride of parnell street
by sebastian barry
directed by des kennedy

monday, may 24th 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films

a song for rebecca
directed by norah mcgettigan
starring gemma doorly

june 10 - july 3, 2010
the american premiere of
johnny meister + the stitch

by rosemary jenkinson
directed by des kennedy

truthlovejune 14, 2010
solas nua book club

the truth about love

by josephine hart

monday, june 21st 7pm
fishamble play reading series
by robert massey
directed by colin hovde

monday, june 28th 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films

tara road
directed by gillies mckinnon
starring andie macdowell

revelatorjuly 12, 2010
solas nua book club

john the revelator
by peter murphy

monday, july 19th 7pm
fishamble play reading series
by abbie spallen
directed by dan brick

monday, july 26th 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films

when brendan met trudy
directed by kieron j. walsh
starring peter mcdonald

thursday, 11th march
nick laird and glenn patterson in conversation with chris agee

Nick Laird

the goethe institut at 8pm
812 7th street nw
metro: gallery place/chinatown

sponsored by the northern ireland bureau, our opening night of the festival promises to be an exciting conversation about new writing in northern ireland punctuated by readings from nick laird and glenn patterson.

friday, 12th march
christine dwyer hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey

the arts club of washington at 7pm
2017 i street nw
metro: foggy bottom

christine dwyer hickey is the author of tatty, the gambler andlast train from liguria.

saturday, 13th march
claire kilroy

Claire Kilroy

busboys & poets at 4pm
1025 5th street nw
metro: mount vernon square

claire kilroy is the author of all summer (winner of the rooney prize), tenderwire and all names have been changed.

saturday, 13th march
the yellow bittern: the life and times of liam clancy

The Yellow Bittern

the goethe institut at 8pm
812 7th street nw
metro: gallery place/chinatown


a special screening of the yellow bittern - a new feature documentary from alan gilsenan about liam clancy, the man that bob dylan called "just the best ballad singer i'd ever heard in my whole life".

sunday, 14th march
chris agee

Chris Agee

busboys and poets at 4pm
1025 5th street nw
metro: mount vernon square

chris agee is a poet and th
e editor of the irish pages.

sunday, 14th march
philip o ceallaigh

Philip O Ceallaigh

busboys and poets at 5.30pm
1025 5th street nw
metro: mount vernon square

philip o ceallaigh is the author of notes from a turkish whorehouse and the pleasant light of day.

monday, 15th march
gerard donovan

Gerard Donovan

busboys and poets at 6.30pm
1025 5th street nw
metro: mount vernon square

gerard donovan is the author of schopenhauer's telescope ( long-listed for the man booker prize) and julius winsome.


The cameras they carried at DCist Exposed

Rafael Valero writes about some images he saw at the DCist Exposed show HERE.


Examining the Human Condition

Do you want to know how to react when he makes you crazy? Find out in this review of the Hillyer Art Space's current exhibit HERE.


PinkLineProject friends get discount for tkts to CityDance performance this wknd. http://ping.fm/R8ZWV



"Drag: Jason Horowitz" reviewed

What happens when you mix large, extreme close up photographs with red wine in a tiny gallery? Find out HERE.


Dance reinterpreted

I was hashing things out with dance professor Kate Mattingly about an all-white team winning a recent major step dance competition, and then right after that we went to see a reinterpretation of Yinka Shonibare's exhibit at the African Art Museum by two young dancers from the Washington Ballet and by Holly Bass Perform...ance Projects in a work called "African Futures:DC". Read what Kate has to say HERE.


Think Pink!

Thanks Joe!

G40 opens tonight

See Teri Memolo's cans at G40, which opens tonight, along with a lot of other great art. Marisa Plumb writes an excellent review of the show HERE.


Alternative art spaces are great!

Showing art in alternative art spaces is nothing to pooh pooh. See why HERE.