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Some arts events around town...

From: Ronn
Sent on: Saturday, February 25, 2012 6:40 PM

Happy Saturday!  Here are a few upcoming tips:  (I tried to send earlier and don't think it worked - if you already received it, I apologize.) 

1. The National Archives shows more of the Oscar-nominated documentaries and shorts tomorrow. At 11:30 are the documentary shorts. Then at 4 is the nominated full-length doc If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (85 minutes; unrated). They're free but lines form outside an hour or so before.

2. Tomorrow at 12:30 the DCJCC at 16th and Q presents Coffee and Conversation with the film More Than a Month about Black History Month. It's free but reserve here.  E Ethelbert Miller from Howard U is a guest.

3. We were at The Atlas Theater in NE last night.  Try to join us there sometime. It's an amazing place - yes, it's hard to get to but parking on side streets is good, there are buses, or you can pay for a taxi from Union Station.  Check out the incredible Intersections Festival going on there now.

4. Jasmin Johnson, who I met in this group at the Atlas a few months ago, has received nice notices for her role in Hercules in Russia by Doorway Arts Company in Silver Spring. I'm hoping to get to see it - the reviews have praised it as thoughtful and it plays through next weekend. Let me know if you're interested in going.

5. ArtHouse member Soyini George has been nominated for Best Local Crafter in the Washington City Paper. She makes awesome baby clothes - vote for her here.

6. I'll post a couple of the Environmental Film Festival movies soon. There is just too much to choose from and it's usually all good!

7. There is an interesting free art opening reception at the French Embassy on Thursday night. Info and RSVP here.

8. Despite what the Weekend section said yesterday, the Frida Kahlo Exhibit of Photos at the Artisphere in Rosslyn is well worth seeing! It was crazy at the opening but fun.

9. I thought about posting one of the Oscar parties - but I really like watching it, and a couple of the swanky parties look better for mingling. I'll probably head to the Cinema and DraftHouse in Arlington for the DC Film Society party. They charge $15/20 to get in, but it's on the big screen and there's a good silent auction. Let me know if you're interested.

10. My personal film and play choices right now: The Gaming Table at the Folger (with an awesome exhibit on women writers from that time); New Jerusalem at Theater J which we will be seeing Wednesday at the DCJCC. Besides The Artist, Descendants and Hugo, I loved A Separation and enjoyed My Week With Marilyn (lots of great actors) - and please try to rent The Way, Margin Call, Hedgehog and Bill Cunningham New York. (especially The Way which no one saw and I loved).

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for being part of this!  :-)

Ronn

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