From foul-mouthed fowls, to nudes with tattoos to brown girls in burlesque, this week has a little something for everyone in store. Check out what’s happening in DC this week:
WPFS PRESENTS: DOWN AND DIRTY DUCK (1974) @ MCFADDEN’S
The Washington Psychotronic Film Society Movies of Peculiar Interest presents DOWN AND DIRTY DUCK aka Roger Corman’s CHEAP. Directed by CHARLES SWENSON (Puff the Magic Dragon, Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters) in 1974, this animated, psychedelic journey featuring hustlers, hookers, homos, lesbos, tattooists, cops, the music and voices of FLO & EDDIE (The Mothers of Invention), and would-be cameos by Frank Zappa, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. Drink and food specials too!
Date: TONIGHT! Monday, March 26th
Venue: McFadden’s| 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
More info: http://www.facebook.com/wpfs.org
VAN HUNT @ THE HAMILTON
With his new album What Were You Hoping For?, Van Hunt employs a spare but dizzyingly vibrant meld of day-glo psychedelic soul laced with glammed-up riffs and the acerbic energy of punk. A joint venture between the Nashville-based Thirty Tigers and Hunt’s own label, godless-hotspot, the album sees the Grammy-winning musician/songwriter/producer turning up the volume on his genre-smashing songcraft and the results are altogether gripping. From the breakneck “Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane” and “A Time Machine Is My New Girlfriend” to the metallic k.o. of the album’s first single,”Eyes Like Pearls,” Hunt unleashes a sound that reverberates with caustic wit, passion, and the thrilling excitement of an artist operating at the peak of his powers. Careening with exhilarating intensity and frenetic, inventive musicality, What Were You Hoping For? is Van Hunt’s most daring and provocative work to date.
Date: Tuesday, March 27th
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm
Venue: The Hamilton | 600 14th St NW
More info: http://www.thehamiltondc.com/live/event/van-hunt
HALF PRICE DRAFT WEDNESDAYS @ LOU’S CITY BAR
Every Wednesday, our favorite Columbia Heights bar offers half price drafts all day long!! Come out to Lou’s City Bar for a drink with us on Wednesday!
Date: Wednesday, March 28th
Time: All day long
Venue: Lou’s City Bar|1400 Irving St NW
Cost: Admission is FREE
More info: http://www.louscitybar.com/
NUDES WITH TATTOOS @ STUDIO GALLERY
Tattoos have had a long history: rites of passage, hostile warnings, marks of independence, or a sign of belonging. Harriet Lesser imagines herself as a tattoo artist in her newest series of mixed media drawings and paintings.
Lesser’s figures are originally non-tattooed – which gives her the freedom and creativity to “tattoo” them herself. She uses bold colors via paint and marker to create the tattoos on her ink and charcoal figures. These fictional tattoos give the figures and otherwise unknown personality and history. These tattoos change what we think about the figure, what they’ve done, where they’ve been, and what they love.
HARRIET LESSER is a New York born artist that currently lives in the DC metro area. She began as a poet before finding that the images behind the words were becoming more important to her. Harriet has shown work at a number of DC, Maryland, and Virginia galleries.
Date: Wednesday, March 28 – April 21, 2012
Venue: Studio Gallery|2108 R Street NW Dupont Circle
More info: email@example.com
BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE PRESENTS: SOUL TRAIN VS. SOLID GOLD @ RED PALACE
Brown Girls Burlesque of New York City makes their DC premiere at the Red Palace with Soul Train vs. Solid Gold!The BGB lovelies will shimmy, shake and rock your soul with a tribute to two of the most beloved music shows ever!!! Hosted by Regie Cabico with DJ Natty Boom holding down the sounds of the 70′s and 80′s, some strippin’ groove history is about to be made in the Chocolate City.
Date: Friday, March 30th
Time: 1st show: Doors @ 8:30pm / Show @ 9pm 2nd show: Doors @ 10:30pm / Show @ 11:00pm
Venue: Red Palace| 1212 H St NE
Cost: $12 pre-sale/$15 @ door
More info: http://www.ticketalternative.com/Venues/618.aspx
WEAR. STRUT. OCCUPY @ GALLERY 31 (CORCORAN COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN)
Each spring, the Corcoran College of Art + Design sponsors an exhibition in Gallery 31 curated by a Corcoran student. This year’s winning curatorial project will be selected by Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C.
In this spring 2012 course, students were challenged to visually engage the body and the way in which it is outwardly perceived through costume design and public displays of performance art. The costumes in this exhibition are based on the idea of volume, whether sensory or in relation to size and space, creating a widespread variety of views on the human form as art object. The artists aim to
expose D.C. to performance art, costume, and questions regarding the modern perception of the body.
Participating artists: Jason Tucker, Katie Macyshyn, Armando Lopez Bircann, Brooke Bock, Jeremiah Holland, Kristina Haden, Lorenzo Cardim, and René Medrano
Date: Friday, March 30th
Venue: Gallery 31| 500 17th St NW
More info: http://www.corcoran.edu/exhibitions-events/view/upcoming