What we're about

Come into the ArtHouse ! Meet with local film and arts lovers to watch indie, foreign and classic films! We'll also attend art gallery openings, theater performances, Embassy evenings, museums, author readings and interesting concerts. And more often than not, there will be a reception! The idea will be to keep the price down and participation and conversation up!

We'll go wherever art house films are screened in town--museums, cultural institutions, embassies, local film festivals, as well as arthouse film meccas like the Goethe Institute, AFI Silver Theater and Landmark Theaters. We'll attend galleries you may not know and museums on special days. We're also connected to the theater world so we'll be seeing some of those shows.

Please be sure to read the group's attendance policy on the message board or "About Us" section. Also, note that the Art House meetup is a group for ACTIVE members fully engaged and interested in attending outings. Inactive members who have not logged into the site for 6 months or more are automatically removed to ensure the integrity of the group.

Members are asked to donate $1 per meetup they attend to help cover the Meetup.com fees ($72 per 6 months). You can make this 'suggested donation' online via Paypal or in person to your organizer. Your contribution is much appreciated!

Upcoming events (5+)

The Very Cool 9 Songwriter Series at Hill Country - Ticket Required

Hill Country Barbecue Market

Founded in 2008 by Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring songwriter collective and live show based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing together in a unique and captivating format, telling stories, and often sitting in each each other and making up music on the spot. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists in one evening? The Hill Country space is quite intimate. I like these shows and I like the lineup for Jan. 24 at Hill Country. You can see the lineup and purchase tickets at this link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1808171 Their Facebook entry is here.: https://www.facebook.com/events/700576133669447/ They have a limited amount of 2 for 1 tickets at $15 (for the pair). Otherwise, tickets are $12 advance & $15 day of. I believe it's general admission so we can sit together.

“Syrian Migration Series” an exhibition by Helen Zughaib

“Syrian Migration Series” exhibit at the "Gallery al-Quds", at the Jerusalem Fund, and reception with the artist Helen Zughaib http://www.hzughaib.com/ '"In her most recent work, Helen Zughaib creates a series of paintings inspired by the narrative paintings of Jacob Lawrence’s Migration series from[masked], a visual record of the great migration of African Americans from the south to the north. Zughaib’s “Syrian Migration Series” begins with the initial uprisings of the “Arab Spring” and its aftermath, the Syrian civil war and subsequent displacement of millions of people and a following refugee crisis that continues to affect the Arab world, Europe and the United States.' -- https://goo.gl/PFuUML Here's a sample of Zughaib's art http://hzughaib.com/selectedworks.html and more details about the gallery can be found here https://www.thejerusalemfund.org/the-gallery

Winter Opening Reception at AU Museum at Katzen - Dinner After

Always one of the most welcoming and interesting arts events in town, an AU Museum at Katzen Center opening has become one of the signature evenings of The ArtHouse. There is wine and beer, some snacks and then three floors of excellent art exhibits. We will socialize until about 7:15 and then head to the 3rd floor and make our way down. At about 8:30 we'll head to Al Dente at 3201 New Mexico Ave. Mix and mingle with artists, curators, and fellow patrons at this Winter Opening Reception. See the four new exhibitions on view: The Gifts of Tony Podesta, Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color, Jirí Kolár (1914 – 2002): Forms of Visual Poetry, and Michael B. Platt with Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections, presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art. There's also usually an artist talk at 5pm that's very captivating. I will be collecting $1 there to defray meetup costs.

Nell Gwynn, Pay What You Will

Folger Shakespeare Library

Pay-What-You-Will: Tickets are available for purchase (min $1.00) in-person beginning at 5pm, at the box office window, and until they sell out or the start of the performance (YOU DO NOT NEED TO ARRIVE @ 5PM TO SECURE A TICKET BUT IT HELPS); limit one ticket per person START TIME: 7:30PM ABOUT THE PLAY: Shakespeare’s Globe, “They've disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They've put a woman on the stage. It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who's watching. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?” MEET and MINGLE Since we each will have tix based on arrival time at the box office, it is impossible to sit together unless in line together. I will hold a spot in line for those who arrive prior to 5P so we’ll be able to sit together. Once we get our tix we will congregate over at Sonoma https://www.sonomadc.com/, then head back to the theater 15min before curtain. If you can't arrive by 5P, still pop over to Sonoma to meetup with your fellow theater goers. Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar HAPPY HOUR (4:30-7:30) MENU: https://media-cdn.getbento.com/accounts/e7ea421f00f8ce7bee14eeccfb233cb5/media/menus_files/AyGjQ7IjS5GhrILXPKun_happyhour9.21.18%20copy.pdf PRE-THEATER (5-7:30) MENU: https://media-cdn.getbento.com/accounts/e7ea421f00f8ce7bee14eeccfb233cb5/media/menus_files/sv8ORqQMTnuIeTvh4Kar_THEATER%209.4.18.pdf

Past events (1,272)

Classic Film Noir at the French Embassy - Reservation Required

Ambassade de France / Embassy of France

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