DC Artswatch: MLK Day, Inauguration, Notre-Dame, Presidents’ Day, Year of the Ox

January 12, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The 40th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, held on the federal holiday that honors the slain civil rights leader, will go virtual this year, with details to follow. Also on Monday, Jan. …

DC Artswatch: NBM, Mosaic, Ken Cen, Studio Conservatory, Hirshhorn

December 10, 2020

Building Museum Celebrates 40 Years

The National Building Museum, housed in the mammoth 1887 Pension Building at 401 F St. NW, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week with a number of free online programs. On Friday, Dec. 11, at …

DC Artswatch: GALA, NMAAHC, Stable, NGA

October 22, 2020

GALA In-Person Show

GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW, will open its 45th anniversary season on Oct. 29 with in-person performances of Lope de Vega’s Golden Age comedy “El perro de hortelano (The Dog in the Manger)” …

Visual Arts Preview: Social Distancing Edition

September 17, 2020

This will be a limited and bittersweet season for the arts, but after six months of pure bitterness, this writer will happily take what he can get. The fall arts season has long felt like a kind of a carnival …

DC Artswatch

September 15, 2020

Helen Hayes Awards

TheatreWashington announced most of the 36th annual Helen Hayes Awards via nine Zoom calls between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11. Videos of the announcements in each category can be viewed on the organization’s YouTube channel. On …

DC Artswatch — COVID Edition

April 8, 2020

With a surge in COVID-19 cases looming, the District Council is expected to vote to extend D.C.’s state of emergency — declared on a parade-less St. Patrick’s — by 45 days, through mid-June. Given the consensus that measures to “flatten …


February 12, 2020


The 11th annual Intersections Festival, which “presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world,” will run from Feb. 19 to March 1 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE. The festival will feature …

Georgetowner Victoria Sant, 1939-2018

December 17, 2018

In life and in death, people tend to be noticed and remembered for what they do and what they leave behind, which is not necessarily a product of an outsized personality or the news of the hour.

Washington philanthropist Victoria …

DC Artswatch

December 7, 2018

‘The Long Conversation’

The 1881 Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive SW, will open to public from 2 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, for “The Long Conversation: Ideas to Light the Future,” an “epic creative marathon

DC Artswatch

November 8, 2018


The opening reception for the 19th biennial juried show of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway in Bethesda, Maryland. …