Here are a few of the many happenings in Shaw this weekend:
1. See Cool Art Tonight - Tonight from 5 to 8 is the opening reception kicking off the The Long View Gallery's latest show, an exhibition of new works by noted artists Jessie Mann and Mary Chiaramonte. This show has already garnered a lot of press, and the preview images from it are pretty stunning.
2. Meet Neighbors, Break a Sweat, Clean Our Neighborhood Tomorrow Morning - There's a Shaw Neighborhood Cleanup this Saturday, February 9th. Go here for details and updates. The plan is to meet at 5th & Rhode Island Avenue, NW at 10:30 a.m. The cleanup will focus on the 5th & Rhode Island Avenue area cleaning up the usual suspects of liquor bottles, fast food, cigarette butts, etc. Bring gloves, friends, any additional tools you want to use for cleaning; Treebox Vodka will supply trash bags.
3. All the Usual Fun Stuff - 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, the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Town Danceboutique, The Space, Avenue, Be Bar, Nellie's Sports Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse, and great meals at Vegetate, Acadiana, Etete, or Queen of Sheba.
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