Thursday, March 21, 2013
Neelam Shaikh, a Norwood School student, incorporates themes from her Indian cultural heritage into her artwork.
Norwood School student Neelam Shaikh, 14, will become the youngest artist to show her artwork at the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park next month. Shaikh, of Bethesda, will be presenting her first collection of artwork there April 13 and 14, some of which draws on themes from her Indian cultural heritage. Shaikh's work includes an acrylic painting of a peacock, India's national bird, painted on a round canvas. A mixed-media self-portrait incorporates Indian green silk fabric, and another acrylic painting depicts and Indian Rajput woman and incorporates three-dimensional gems. "This was my first Indian painting and it took a great deal of patience because I worked on it for approximately three months due to all the detail," Shaikh wrote…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Headliners include Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Marcus Johnson and the Butch Warren Sextet.
A new blues and jazz music venue on Wisconsin Avenue will soon open its doors, and the club has announced which acts will be the first to take the stage. The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club is set to open March 1, and the musical groups lined up range from country to jazz to swing. Headliners announced on the club's website include Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Marcus Johnson and the Butch Warren Sextet. The Bethesda Blues and Jazz orchestra is also highlighted on the lineup. Country singer and Potomac native Maggie Rose will headline the club March 8 and 9. Tickets range from $10 for the blues club orchestra and swing nights up to $35 and $40 for bigger name shows like Maggie Rose and Irvin Mayfield. Director of …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Stephenie Meyer's only DC stop on her nation-wide tour will be at the famed Chevy Chase, DC, independent bookstore Politics & Prose.
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer will visit Chevy Chase's famed independent bookstore Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC) from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. She'll be joined by two actors from The Host (the film adaptation based on her novel of the same name): Max Irons (son of Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons) and Jake Abel (I am Number Four, The Lovely Bones). "It’s part of our mission as [Washington, DC's] largest independent bookstore to bring in a wide range of authors. Stephenie is hugely popular and we’re excited to welcome her and her fans," Politics & Prose events coordinator Sarah Baline said. "Politicians and pundits are one thing, but it’s not every day Hollywood actors hang out in our store," …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Five films from local filmmakers will be screened March 23 as part of the inaugural Bethesda Film Fest.
Get your popcorn ready. Five documentary shorts have been selected to be screened as a part of the inaugural Bethesda Film Fest, organized by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The five films were chosen from submissions by filmmakers across the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC region. The selection panel included Angelica Das, associate director of the Center for Social Media at American University’s School of Communication; Imagination Stage director of digital media David Stern, and members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District Board of Directors. The films, between five and 20 minutes, will debut at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Imagination Stage. The selections are: The filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Joy of Motion Dance Center's Youth Dance Project engages young artists throughout the DC area. The showcase features 13 works from choreographers age 11 to 18, some of which explore mature themes.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around the county.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area the next weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Ladysmith Black Mambazo 7th Annual Montgomery County History Conference Used Book Sale—Twinbrook Public Library Roslyn Logsdon: People and Places After the Work Week Jazz Music Farm Fresh Markets A Commedia Romeo and Juliet The Tempest on stage Fairgrounds Flea Market Music and Motion Class for Children: Rock 'N Roll Cat Adoption Open House Toyland Wake Up, Brother …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Nation's Capital features prominently in three Best Picture nominees.
Three Academy Award nominees for Best Picture prominently feature Washington, DC: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and, of course, Lincoln. While serving as a location for major films is nothing new to Washington, DC, I can't think of another year in which so many DC-centric movies have been nominated. The Washington Post described each movie as "an engrossing, superbly crafted story that plunges viewers into otherwise opaque and unknowable worlds made distant by time, secrecy or both" and believe film attendees will be pleased that the films "enthusiastically celebrate institutions more often mired in dysfunction and public malodor." Argo, the Ben Affleck-directed tale of a CIA mission to rescue Americans caught up in the 1979 Iranian hostage …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Check out the work of local artists at an opening reception during Friday’s Art Walk.
Bethesda and Potomac residents are among the local artists whose work is featured in this month’s Gallery B exhibition, and you can check out their work at an opening reception during Friday’s Art Walk. The January exhibition features artwork by Alice Kresse of Bethesda, Susan Tibolla Gray of Potomac, Patricia Affens of Olney, and Ceci Cole McInturff and Maya Ormsby of Washington, DC. Kresse is a graphic designer, art director and jewelry designer who recently returned to printmaking after a 30-year hiatus, according to a statement from the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Gray, who creates abstract work, often with mixed media, turned to artwork full-time in 2008 after a career as an attorney in the District. Affens, a former information …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Washington Jewish Film Festival—one of the world’s oldest and largest Jewish film festivals—runs from Jan. 3 to 13, with 55 films from 15 countries screened at 14 venues.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Time is running out to see an incredible exhibition of haute couture gowns made of paper at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. The exhibit's last day is Dec. 30.
Think paper dresses are for paper dolls? Think again. And think fast, because time is running out to see an amazing exhibit—"Prêt-à-Papier: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave"—that runs through Dec. 30 at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington, DC), a historic house museum. The exhibit features 25 gorgeous, exquisite dresses—in all colors, and in styles ranging from 18th-century French court ballgowns to flapper frocks from the 1920s—all of which are made of paper. Accompanying shoes, purses, shawls and jewelry also are made of paper. Even the buttons and lace are made of paper. The exhibit is the Hillwood's first special exhibit featuring a living artist, said Kate Markert, the executive director …