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Shutdown? What Shutdown? Don't Let Closures Ruin Your D.C. Vacation

Gogobot | Posted 12.03.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

You don't have to let the political antics on Capitol Hill spoil your travel fun in Washington D.C. Check out the "Washington D.C.: All Shut Down and Somewhere to Go guide" for places to enjoy while congress members sweat it out.

Artist Dresses As Spider-Man To Receive Award From Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.10.2013 | DC

With great power comes ceremonial recognition from the D.C. Council. Spider-Man -- or rather Mingering Mike, an artist who has sworn to keep his id...

An Alien's Guide to D.C.

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The aliens are coming, the aliens are coming! Or, at least, they're coming in the next 10,000 years after human civilization has bee...

Finding a Voice: Singing in a Politics Town

Mike Rowan | Posted 08.28.2013 | DC
Mike Rowan

It surprises no one that D.C. is filled with Hill staffers and lawyers. But how many people realize that our nation's capital is overrun by choirs?

Janis Joplin Rocks D.C.

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With a voice shot through with Southern Comfort and cigarettes, Janis Joplin sounded like no one else in music during her too-brief care...

Drone Spotted Near White House

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Look up, D.C.! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... drone? See it? Look more closely: Not to worry, Washingtonians. The d...

Dedication of Frederick Douglass Statue Has Become a Farce

John Muller | Posted 08.17.2013 | DC
John Muller

If you want to go the unveiling of the Frederick Douglass statue this Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the United States Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall, don't bother: You're not invited.

'Pakistan Through Our Eyes' Photo Show Offers Glimpse Into Tribal Areas

Annette Makino | Posted 08.12.2013 | DC
Annette Makino

2013-06-12-dD102RQumuKRkt3XUrO1VnU6wB0wkNwQMS5Ffz03XU.jpgThe photographs depict the subtle interactions of people at work, in play and during informal moments and in formal community gatherings.

D.C. Gets Jazzy

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you don't think jazz and Washington, D.C. go together, you need to review your D.C. history. As NPR put it: It's internationally k...

Smithsonian's Crowdfunding Experiment

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- More than 20 million Americans practice yoga and the number is climbing. To embrace the trend with an artsy twist, an upcoming Smithsoni...

Don't Let Earmarks Return in D.C.

Robert Bettmann | Posted 07.23.2013 | DC
Robert Bettmann

Earmarks were eliminated in D.C. in 2010, and the policy climate had been improving for it. But Lettermarking, a first cousin of Earmarking, is trying for a comeback.

Bringing Big Nate From the Page to the Stage

Jason Loewith | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC
Jason Loewith

I've adapted classic plays, novels and trial transcripts, but a comic strip? How do you create 3-D movement from a 2-D world?

The DREAM Celebration

Caroline Gerdes | Posted 06.25.2013 | DC
Caroline Gerdes

"I am so excited to have brought together some of the world's most talented artists of today to support the DREAM program. Showcasing classical ballet, contemporary, modern, hip-hop, tap dance and more, this eclectic program will wow D.C. audiences."

LOOK: DCist Exposed At The LongView Gallery

Posted 03.29.2013 | DC

The DCist Exposed Photography Show opened this week with two sold-out nights at the LongView Gallery. 42 images from the sites contributors will have ...

Washington Redskins, Blackskins or Yellowskins?

Michael Shank | Posted 04.24.2013 | Sports
Michael Shank

Without question this town has a problem with racism. It's evident in how white the branches of the federal government remain, how geographically divided D.C. is along racial lines. Few of these inequities, however, can be as quickly corrected as the Washington Redskins' racist moniker.

The Most Anticipated Show Of The Year

Posted 02.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the nation's capital produced two music scenes still being heard throughout the world, go-go and hard...

Northern Lights, And Icelandic Waterfalls, Come To Washington

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — For the next month, the Kennedy Center will glow each night with blue light and shimmers of green, depicting the northern lights an...

Visit Toyland at the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.01.2013 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

A show with the name Toyland evokes grand visions of a paradise in children, and the Puppet Co. Playhouse delivers on the promise of creating that magical world where toys are abundant and fun is had by all.

Spend Time With Winnie the Pooh & Friends at Adventure Theatre

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

Winnie the Pooh reminds me of my son: an adorable creature who moves at his own pace, gets into mischief, and is always thinking about his next meal. So, we were excited to spend some time with Pooh and his friends during Adventure Theatre MTC's stage version.

Mark de Clive Lowe: Orbiter of Sound

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.30.2013 | DC
Wyatt Closs

Too bad Mark de Clive Lowe doesn't own a soul spaceship. He could've used one. It might not have taken him so long to pick up all that he has learned and shared from so many musical places

Play, Work, Build With Your Children at the National Building Museum

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

A museum dedicated to architecture, engineering and design may not seem like an obvious place to take young children, but the National Building Museum currently has two large rooms dedicated to play for children two and up.

LOOK: Artist Will Bring ANY Message To The White House

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you have a message, any message, you'd like to bring to the White House, let Philadelphia-based artist Emily Squires know. She'll...

Exploding Modern Chinese Art!

Sean Carman | Posted 11.28.2012 | DC
Sean Carman

This week at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery you can experience some of the coolest modern and ancient Chinese art you are likely to see for a long time.

LOOK: Avi Gupta Makes Pretty, Lonely-Looking Photos

Posted 11.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Looking for some artful moodiness during the holidays? Us, too -- that's why we're excited about photographer Avi Gupta's Wednesday ...

What Did the 2012 Election Mean for the D.C. Arts Community?

Robert Bettmann | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Robert Bettmann

While local arts organizations only expect a small percentage of their budget to come from government funding, that funding is critical to a healthy and bountiful arts ecosystem.