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At Carol Joynt’s Q&A Cafe: Rocker ‘Derek Smalls’

There were many insights into the making of the 1984 mock rock-umentary "This Is Spinal Tap," directed by Rob Reiner, which recounted the North American comeback tour of the loudest band in England.

Weekend Round Up July 19, 2018

This weekend, adults can tap into comedy at the Kennedy Center and kids can widen their eyes at the National Gallery and stretch their ears at Wolf Trap.

Opera Singers Find Inspiration in Art

Fresh from lead roles in Wolf Trap Opera’s production of “Idomeneo,” Megan Samarin and Ian Koziara — two of this summer’s 20 Filene Artists — were preparing for a July 19 recital at the Phillips Collection.

Tab Hunter: From Westerns to ‘Polyester’

The heartthrob and teenage idol, movie star, singer (yes, singer) and gay icon died last Sunday of cardiac arrest at the age of 86.

Weekend Round Up July 12, 2018

In between Capital Fringe shows, spend time outside, cleaning up Theodore Roosevelt Island and picnicking with sculptures at the Kreeger and to the sounds of folk and Southern rock in Rose Park.

Samplers: The Artwork of Children

In 18th- and 19th-century America, samplers were used as an educational tool for girls from all social backgrounds, but the function of the finished...

DCArtswatch July 11, 2018

Compiled by Richard Selden BASTILLE DAY A DAY EARLY A day-early celebration of Bastille Day will take place on Friday, July 13, from 7:30 to 11:30...

‘Giacometti’ at the Guggenheim

Sculptor Alberto Giacometti spent most of his artistic life in a 15-by-16-foot studio on Rue Hippolyte-Maindron in Paris’s Montparnasse district. A film clip running...

Giacometti at the Guggenheim

Sculptor Alberto Giacometti spent most of his artistic life in a 15-by-16-foot studio on Rue Hippolyte-Maindron in Paris’s Montparnasse district. A film clip running...

It’s (Capital) Fringe Month!

Plays in the festival, which runs through July 29, are all uniformly and un-uniformly out of the mainstream, unique, fresh and original. Our writer's system is to look for companies with odd names and plays with offbeat themes.