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Weekend Round Up September 20, 2018

It’s a double festival weekend with Old Town Alexandria’s King Street Art Festival, postponed by Hurricane Florence, now going head-to-head with the Chesapeake Oyster & Wine Festival at National Harbor.

Last Chance: RSVP for Breakfast With George Hemphill

At this Thursday's Cultural Leadership Breakfast, Hemphill will talk about how the business has changed since he opened his 14th Street art gallery a quarter-century ago, originally in Georgetown. 

Chaotic, Familiar 70th Emmy Awards Reflects Its Times

Some funny things happened at the 70th anniversary Emmy Awards Show on Monday. Not too many funny things, but some. Even with the presence of the...

‘South Pacific’ at Olney Theatre Center

Running through Oct. 7, this production — while not grandly scaled — has lots of grand ingredients, not the least of which is William Michals as de Becque. When he departs a scene, you immediately miss him.  

The Future of the Arts and Industries Building? The Future Itself

Though “A.I.B.” is the second-oldest Smithsonian building on the Mall — it opened as the National Museum in 1881 — it has a history of displaying technological wonders, starting with marvels of engineering from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

Glenstone: A Modernist Vision

The development of Modernism during the late 19th century was, at its core, a series of extravagant experiments: experiments in philosophy and design, in...

Performance Arts Preview

By Gary Tischler and Richard Selden OPERA Verdi’s ever-popular “La traviata” — his musical tribute to the life and especially death of every courtesan that ever...

DC Artswatch: 6 New Leaders

The announcements of new D.C. arts leaders have been coming fast and furious. Here are six of the latest. SHAKESPEARE THEATRE On Aug. 1, 2019, following...

Fall Arts Preview: Visual Arts

ARTECHOUSE New Nature Oct. 12 to Jan. 13 A first-of-its-kind digital art space, Artechouse, 1238 Maryland Ave. SW, opened in June of 2017. “New Nature” — the...

Burt Reynolds: An American Original

The many faces of Reynolds, who died on Sept. 6 at 82, somehow meld into one: the rugged cop, the rugged private eye, the rugged cowboy, the rugged good ol' boy.