September 17, 2008

fall arts preview.

happy constitution day! 221 years ago, 39 men changed the course of history. let's celebrate our citizenship & the capitol the united states of america! (insert cheez-ball comment here).

anywho, today the washington post's express has a whole segment on what's going on this fall in the metro dc area. i thought i'd put in my two cents- some of which were recognized by the wp, and some that, well, just don't miss!

top picks:

sept 19 & 20: old crow medicine show @ 9:30club. $25. unfortunately, i won't be able to make these shows, but these guys are the best thing to happen to modern bluegrass since allison krauss. go see them.

sept 27: national book festival on the mall. free. when else would you see r.l. stine & tiki barber at the same time?

sept 28: 5th annual crafty bastards arts & crafts fair in adams morgan. free. 'nuff said. les & i look forward to this all year long!

oct 4: david sedaris @ gw lisner auditorium $40. if you get me tickets to this i would love you forever.

oct 10: taste of georgetown. $5/tasting or $20 for 5 tastings. street vendors & food... mmmm!

oct 13-19: spa week in dc. $50 per treatment. fabulous. not really artsy. but worthy none the less.

oct 18-feb 17: corcoran gallery of art's exhibition - wounded cities; photographs by leo rubinfien. $10 student; $14 adult. the corcoran always impresses me. their exhibitions are phenomenal and their permanent collection is also quite good.

oct 26: last day to see the national portrait gallery's RECOGNIZE! hip hop exhibit. free. also notable: september 28 is the last day to see one life: kate and october 10 starts the women of our time: twentieth century photographs.

sometime late oct/early nov: super posh housewarming party at chez rachel & noel. ( ;

nov 8: cirque de soleil's kooza @ national harbor. about $50-75. i think the show actually opens on oct 30 and runs through nov 30. but i am going on nov 8. ( ;

nov 15-22: foto week dc. events are all around the city. i stumbled upon this online accidentally, and thought it might be a cool thing to check out!

dec 4: steven kellogg & the sixers @ 930club. $15. sk has come to dc quite a few times in the last two years, and i've always managed to miss him. pretty excited about seeing this show with les & ar.

all fall: the flea market & farmers market @ eastern market. free. there's nothing better on a chilly fall morning than bluebuck pancakes at market lunch wrapped up in your scarf and mittens with good company.

all fall: landmark's e street cinema. $8 student; $10 adult; $7.5 matinee. they have some great indie films out this fall. i'm pretty excited to see the duchess & burn after reading.

all fall: georgetown flea market. free. & finally back in georgetown!

2009:

feb 7: ira glass in charlottesville, va. i heart him. this american life is never taped live, so this is the next best thing!

april 18: michael pollan is speaking in richmond, va. bestselling author of in defense of food and the omnivore's dilemma.

go! explore! report back! ( :

2 comments:

emily posner said...

oct 7: celebration of the day emily michele posner is legally able to drink alcoholic beverages.

rachi said...

obvi. ( ;