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Friday, March 09, 2007

Weekend Shoutouts

Wow—there’s a lot to do in Shaw-land this weekend…. Here are a few of the highlights (I KNOW I’m leaving out some, so please forgive me…

1. Washington Home and Garden Show at the Convention Center - See yesterday's post for a more detailed discussion on the event.

Washington Home and Garden Show
Washington Convention Center
11 am - 9 pm Thursday and Friday
10 am - 9 pm Saturday
11 am - 6 pm Sunday

2. Art, Art, and MORE ART in Shaw – Art events ABOUND in Shaw this weekend:

+ DCist Exposed at Warehouse – DCist’s photography exhibit opens tonight at Warehouse, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

+ The WPA\C 9 x 10 Show at the William W. Parker Gallery Reception TonightWPA\C commences its new “nine-by-ten” exhibition series: 9 shows of 10 member artists each at the Parker Gallery (housed in Mickelson’s Fine Art Framing at 629 New York Ave NW). These shows will provide a new outlet for WPA\C member artists, and each exhibition will present a diverse cross-section of the WPA\C membership to the public, showcasing works in all media. An opening reception will be held tonight from 6-8pm.

+ Long View Gallery’s Gerard Erley Show Reception Saturday Night – This beautiful oil painting show entitled “Poetic Landscape” went up yesterday at The Long View Gallery. Saturday night from 6 to 8 pm, all are welcome to attend an Artist Reception at the gallery.

+ Turkish Folk Music Concert and Reception at Ninth Street Gallery on Sunday - The Ninth Street Gallery invites you to a free concert by the Turkish Folk Music Group of Washington, followed by Turkish tea and delicacies, on Sunday from 2 to 4 at the gallery, located at 1306 9th Street. A PowerPoint presentation and informal discussion about Turkey will follow.

3. Dogs Owners in Shaw Meet-Up at Azi’s on Sunday – If you own a dog and are interested in meeting other dog owners and/or in getting involved in the movement for a dog park, dog crime patrols, and all things dog and Shaw related, show up this Sunday at 2 pm to meet some other pooch owners.

4. All the Fun Stuff You’re Used to Doing in Shaw - Check out the Liberation Dance Party at DC9, the shows at 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Arena Stage, and Studio Theater, the cultural offerings of the Warehouse Arts Complex, Project 4 Gallery, the Ninth Street Gallery, and the Long View Gallery, and the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Avenue and Be Bar.

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