With 'Little Dancer,' a Sculpture Comes to Life

With 'Little Dancer,' a Sculpture Comes to Life

Lynn Ahrens is getting excited.

After literally years of working to bring the story of the girl who posed for ...

Wolf Trap Ball: 'Lifted By The Arts, We Soar'

Wolf Trap Ball: 'Lifted By The Arts, We Soar'

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts hosted its annual ball Sept. 13. The soiree was held on the stage of the Filene Center and was presented in partnership with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

Chicago's Rutter Takes the Helm at the Kennedy Center

Chicago's Rutter Takes the Helm at the Kennedy Center

Deborah F. Rutter, the new president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, its first female president, and only ...

Now Playing

Now Playing

A number of Washington area theater groups have begun their seasons. Here’s a look at what’s playing now.

Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery of Art

Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery of Art

The most prominently misunderstood woman in art history is probably Mary Cassatt. But when Edgar Degas first saw her paintings, he saw a like-minded artist he longed to work with. Through the pivotal first years of Impressionism, they forged a new era of artistic thought.

4th Annual Rum Day D.C. Becomes More Than Just a Day

4th Annual Rum Day D.C. Becomes More Than Just a Day

For those who love rum and love those who love rum, National Rum Day brought a nice mix of people ...

A Play, a ‘Bird’ That’s Not So ‘Stupid’

A Play, a ‘Bird’ That’s Not So ‘Stupid’

That’s some bird, that stupid f-----g bird.

That would be “Stupid F------g Bird,” the play by director-playwright Aaron Posner ...

Soccer Party: Inter Milan Feted at Brooks Brothers

Soccer Party: Inter Milan Feted at Brooks Brothers

In town to play England’s Manchester United at FedEx Field July 29, Italy’s Inter Milan soccer team elebrated ...

New Champions at Citi Open; Charlie Brotman Saluted

New Champions at Citi Open; Charlie Brotman Saluted

Canadian Milos Raonic won the men’s and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova the women’s final at this year’s Citi ...

Cheeky Puppy Adoption Event

Cheeky Puppy Adoption Event

The Cheeky Puppy, Dupont’s pet-centric boutique, hosted a pack of adoptable pups on Aug. 2 with the aim of ...

Monaco Boy’s Choir Captivates

Monaco Boy’s Choir Captivates

Marking the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Monaco Boys’ Choir (Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco) gave a concert ...

Party For A Cause: Reception Benefits Knock Out Abuse Against Women

Party For A Cause: Reception Benefits Knock Out Abuse Against Women

A reception held at Teddy & Bully Bar July 10 not only raised money for Knock Out Abuse but welcomed the ...

Will on the Hill Presents ‘Lend Me Your Ears’

Will on the Hill Presents ‘Lend Me Your Ears’

Will on the Hill, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual bipartisan comedic event, took over Sidney Harman Hall June 17 ...

Multi-Media Carmen Comes to Wolf Trap

Multi-Media Carmen Comes to Wolf Trap

When audience members arrive at the Wolf Trap Filene Center for the July 25 Wolf Trap Opera Company’s production ...

Friends of the Arboretum’s Cookout Celebrates Missouri

Friends of the Arboretum’s Cookout Celebrates Missouri

Friends of the National Arboretum welcomed 550 horticulturists, business leaders and members of Congress to its 20th Annual Cookout Under ...

Washington Women & Wine Toasts Italy

Washington Women & Wine Toasts Italy

Karen McMullen co-founded Washington Women & Wine 15 years ago to bring active women and more than “a few good men ...

Evanses Host ‘American Grilled’ Party for David Guas

Evanses Host ‘American Grilled’ Party for David Guas

Along with family, friends and other chefs, David Guas of Arlington's Bayou Bakery joined Councilman Jack Evans and his ...

Bastille Day Gets a Little Naughty in Adams Morgan

Bastille Day Gets a Little Naughty in Adams Morgan

Per neighborhood tradition, L’Enfant Cafe Bar on 18th Street, NW, closed down Vernon Street July 12 for Bastille Day ...

'Report to the Academy': Far Beyond 'The Planets of the Apes'

'Report to the Academy': Far Beyond 'The Planets of the Apes'

At the Fringe Festival, Scena's production of "Report to the Academy" finds its founder, Robert McNamara, playing the principal role.

Newsbabes Energize Powerhouse

Newsbabes Energize Powerhouse

The Newbabes invaded the Powerhouse event venue on Grace Street June 11. With Jill Biden as a special guest, the ...

A Heartfelt Send-Off for Diana McLellan

A Heartfelt Send-Off for Diana McLellan

Washington writer, classy gossip columnist and Capitol Hill resident Diana McLellan was laid to rest in Congressional Cemetery June 28 ...

Record $1.63 Million Raised for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Record $1.63 Million Raised for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society celebrated the close of the National Capital Area Man & Woman of the Year Campaign June 21 ...

Ford’s Fetes Dingell and Jones

Ford’s Fetes Dingell and Jones

Ford’s Theatre Society hosted a star-studded evening June 22 with appearances by VIPs of politics, business, stage and screen ...

Fringe Festival Is Back for 18 Days, 15 Venues

Fringe Festival Is Back for 18 Days, 15 Venues

There’ll be over a 150 plays and shows to choose from. Here’s a look at a few we ...

Celebrating Self-Taught Social Realist Ralph Fasanella

Celebrating Self-Taught Social Realist Ralph Fasanella

Happy 100th birthday, Ralph Fasanella. A self-taught artist who painted for 30 years before his greatness was recognized, Fasanella (1914-1997 ...

'Sideshow' and 'Lion King,' Magical Musicals at Kennedy Center

'Sideshow' and 'Lion King,' Magical Musicals at Kennedy Center

While they may seem very different, "Sideshow" and "The Lion King" have been embraced by their audiences with similar passion.

Jay Leno: First Late Night Host to Get Twain Prize

Jay Leno: First Late Night Host to Get Twain Prize

For this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor -- to be given Oct. 19 -- the Kennedy Center selected Jay Leno.

Italian National Day Stops Traffic

Italian National Day Stops Traffic

Ambassador of Italy and Mrs. Claudio Bisogniero hosted a reception at the embassy on June 2 to celebrate Italian National ...

‘Side Show’ is Back, Bigger Than Ever

‘Side Show’ is Back, Bigger Than Ever

Once upon a time, say, Oct. 16, 1997, a musical opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.

This is ...

D.C.’s ‘Experimental Orchestral Laboratory’ is Ten Years Old

D.C.’s ‘Experimental Orchestral Laboratory’ is Ten Years Old

“We’re radical subversives,” asserts Joe Horowitz, former New York Times music critic and author of eight books, including a ...

Museum Guide: Two to View

Museum Guide: Two to View

“Speculative Forms” at the Hirshhorn

Speculative realism is a philosophical notion that emphasizes equal relationships among subject, object and space ...

27th Annual Bark Ball: 'Super Bowl of Dog Events'

27th Annual Bark Ball: 'Super Bowl of Dog Events'

“Washington’s black-tie gala for the four-on-the-floor crowd” was a sellout at the Washington Hilton June 14. Washington Humane Society ...

Future Rep. Don Beyer Fundraises in Georgetown

Future Rep. Don Beyer Fundraises in Georgetown

Vicki and Roger Sant hosted a reception for the Democratic candidate for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, Don Beyer, at ...

Friends of Volta Park Close to $50K Goal

Friends of Volta Park Close to $50K Goal

The Friends of Volta Park completed its annual festive get-together at Georgetown Visitation Prep June 6 with food and drink ...

Hillwood Bedazzles

Hillwood Bedazzles

Ambassador of France François Delattre was the honorary chair at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens on June 3 for an elegant ...

Jazz Legend Monty Alexander at the Howard Friday

Jazz Legend Monty Alexander at the Howard Friday

Monty Alexander will be at the Howard Theatre tomorrow night for a lively jazz jam. His conversation with entertainment writer Gary Tischler was just as lively.

A Lifelong Portrait of London’s River

A Lifelong Portrait of London’s River

James McNeill Whistler, perhaps America's most renowned painter of the 19th century, spent his most productive years in London, living on the River Thames and capturing its hazy, mechanical majesty.

Tudor Place Garden Party Beats the Rain

Tudor Place Garden Party Beats the Rain

There was a downpour just before the beginning of the 22th Annual Tudor Place Garden Party May 21. Partiers were ...

News Women Roast Gwen Ifill of PBS

News Women Roast Gwen Ifill of PBS

Members and friends of the American News Women roasted and toasted PBS legend Gwen Ifill for Excellence in Journalism on ...

D.C. Vote Hosts First Annual Three-Star Ball

D.C. Vote Hosts First Annual Three-Star Ball

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Council Chair Phil Mendelson were among the attendees at the First Annual Three-Star ...

Donghia Celebrates Grand Opening

Donghia Celebrates Grand Opening

Thursday, May 29, Donghia celebrated its grand opening of their Cady’s Alley showroom with special guest Margaret Russell, editor ...

Halcyon House Reborn: S&R’s Awards Gala Shines Atop Prospect Street

Halcyon House Reborn: S&R’s Awards Gala Shines Atop Prospect Street

Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno of S&R Foundation hosted the annual Washington Awards Gala May 31 with a stunning ...

Room to Read: Promoting Literacy for Children in Africa and Asia

Room to Read: Promoting Literacy for Children in Africa and Asia

The spring gala of the D.C. Chapter of Room to Read, a global organization seeking to transform the lives ...

Ten Years for Tetreault at Ford’s Theatre

Ten Years for Tetreault at Ford’s Theatre

When Ford’s Theatre’s co-production with Signature Theatre of “Hello Dolly!” won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident ...

At The Phillips Collection: “Made in the USA”

At The Phillips Collection: “Made in the USA”

American art before 1950 is all but omitted from the Western canon. Frequently perceived as an obscure assortment of simple ...

‘Voices Against Violence’ Salutes Adrienne Arsht

‘Voices Against Violence’ Salutes Adrienne Arsht

The D.C.Volunteer Lawyers Project -- which works to protect women, litigate for them and get them out of domestic ...

Asian Republican Coalition Launches at Newseum

Asian Republican Coalition Launches at Newseum

Nearly 200 well-wishers gathered at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue May 6 to help the Asian Republican Coalition celebrate its ...

Maroon Exhibit at Artist’s Proof

Maroon Exhibit at Artist’s Proof

Photographer Fred Maroon was -- and remains -- well known throughout Washington and was a friend of The Georgetowner. He allowed the ...

Senior Center Revels in Spring at Historic Home

Senior Center Revels in Spring at Historic Home

The Georgetown Senior Center -- which meets three times a week at St. John’s for lunch as well as social ...

Andrew Wyeth at the National Gallery: ‘Looking Out, Looking In’

Andrew Wyeth at the National Gallery: ‘Looking Out, Looking In’

Compared with Cubism, performance art, film and digital media, a painting of meadow grass and an old barn does not seem exactly groundbreaking. Yet Andrew Wyeth, a rural painter of American regionalist life and landscapes from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, captured the imagination of the 20th century, and his work continues to challenge and inspire new generations today.

National Museum of Women in the Arts “Nine Thousand and Nine Hundred Nights”

National Museum of Women in the Arts “Nine Thousand and Nine Hundred Nights”

Annie Totah is a force to be reckoned with and, as the Gala Chair of the museum’s Spring Gala ...

In Series “Canzoni d’Amore”

In Series “Canzoni d’Amore”

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, the In Series patrons braved a spring torrent on Apr. 30 ...

Sitar Arts Center Spring Celebration and Benefit

Sitar Arts Center Spring Celebration and Benefit

Dorothy and her companions were in good company on their way to Oz as they were joined by supporters of ...

Newsbabes Bash Kickoff

Newsbabes Bash Kickoff

On Apr. 29, many faces and names familiar from TV and media gathered upstairs in the Apartments at City Center ...

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Las Vegas Night

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Las Vegas Night

Two stunning “showgirls” greeted guests at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on May 2 for the 5th ...

Diplomats Welcomed Back

Diplomats Welcomed Back

Former ambassadors of France, Germany and Italy were given a hearty welcome by many friends in DC as they were ...

'Smokey Joe' and Randy Johnson's Musical Universe

'Smokey Joe' and Randy Johnson's Musical Universe

Director Randy Johnson has another song fest at Arena Stage: “Smokey Joe’s Café, the Songs of Leiber and Stoller."

'Hair': Hippies in the Age of Millennials?

'Hair': Hippies in the Age of Millennials?

As "Hair" approaches its half-century mark, our critic recalls its early days -- and talks about today's involved production at the Keegan Theatre on Church Street.

'Spelling Bee': Still Small-Town and Seductive

'Spelling Bee': Still Small-Town and Seductive

Arts critic Gary Tischler finds “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as happily small-town, surprising and seductive as ever—and with Broadway verve.

Emotional Premiere: Carter and ‘Camp David’

Emotional Premiere: Carter and ‘Camp David’

Only in Washington. You go to see a play, and you’re in the middle of a historic moment about ...

Skirting Gravity’s Edge At The Hirshhorn

Skirting Gravity’s Edge At The Hirshhorn

It is mesmerizing to walk into a room occupied by raw, pure and simple color. In the same way that ...

Women Doctors Take Over  Women’s Arts Museum

Women Doctors Take Over Women’s Arts Museum

As the American Medical Women’s Association met for its national conference, it also celebrated its 99th annual gala at ...

Night of Vision April 2014

Night of Vision April 2014

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, the nation’s largest local prevention of blindness agency, hosted its 28th ...

Visionaries for the  ‘Love of Sight’

Visionaries for the ‘Love of Sight’

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a nonprofit driving sight-saving research, honored Ryuji Ueno, M.D., co-founder of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and ...

Latino Fund 14th Annual Gala

Latino Fund 14th Annual Gala

The Latino Student Fund celebrated 20 years of creating educational opportunities for Hispanic-Latino children in our area at an annual ...

It’s a Timely Woman-to-Watch Dinner

It’s a Timely Woman-to-Watch Dinner

Running Star hosted its eighth annual Women to Watch Awards Dinner April 2 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, celebrating ...

Choral Arts ‘Ides of March’ Cocktail Party

Choral Arts ‘Ides of March’ Cocktail Party

The Choral Arts Society of Washington board member Jenny Wallace welcomed guests to the George Town Club for a mid-March ...

Celebration of Hope Gala

Celebration of Hope Gala

Hope Connections for Cancer Support’s annual Celebration of Hope Gala, chaired by Sharon Glickman and Jamie Kogod Levin at ...

Manon Cleary Exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington

Manon Cleary Exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington

At the April 4 opening reception of "Manon Cleary, Obsessive Observer" -- which presents a new perspective through her photographic studies ...

 Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

Washington dance patrons and Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company members gathered at Cyril Brenac's Bistrot Lepic in Georgetown ...

Ninth Annual Women & Wine Raises Record Funds for Breast Cancer

Ninth Annual Women & Wine Raises Record Funds for Breast Cancer

More than 400 women gathered at the Four Seasons on April 1 for the Ninth Annual Women & Wine, benefitting the ...

Meet the Artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Meet the Artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

NMWA Women’s Committee President Fran Usher was delighted that past president Cyd Everett arranged for four artists who are ...

Kickoff Luncheon for 'Celebrazione della Cura'

Kickoff Luncheon for 'Celebrazione della Cura'

The Washington Home and Community Hospices will celebrate the 125th anniversary of providing healthcare services for aging, chronically and terminally ...

Maureen Dowd and Alec Baldwin on the Arts

Maureen Dowd and Alec Baldwin on the Arts

Georgetowner and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was introduced by her friend Alec Baldwin March 24 for the Americans ...

Beauty in It All: 'Garry Winogrand' at the National Gallery

Beauty in It All: 'Garry Winogrand' at the National Gallery

There are many ways to observe the world, but the view through a lens is an ever more common filter through which we look at even the smallest and most fleeting of details around us. There are many people today who would consider this trend detrimental to something like social consciousness. But looking at the photographs of Garry Winogrand, it can be considered nothing less than genius.

Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook

Listening to Hal Holbrook in a phone interview, it’s easy to think that Mark Twain might still be alive ...

Hip-Hop at the Kennedy Center

Hip-Hop at the Kennedy Center

On the heels of “World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,” an eclectic festival of new theater, new styles and new ...

Cancer Research Gets ‘The Power of Love’

Cancer Research Gets ‘The Power of Love’

The 2014 Leukemia Ball presented by PhRMA—one of Washington, D.C.’s largest non-political, black-ties—raised nearly $3 million ...

Clicked: Networking Dinner at Rialto Restaurant

Clicked: Networking Dinner at Rialto Restaurant

Clicked -- “Connect, inspire, achieve” -- which sets dinners for leading professionals, met March 12 at Rialto Restaurant on M Street. The ...

American Ireland Fund Honors Veep

American Ireland Fund Honors Veep

The American Ireland Fund hosted its 22nd Annual National Gala and honored Vice President Joe Biden with its Peace Award ...

Rising Stars in Fashion

Rising Stars in Fashion

On March 18, the Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, D.C., Region hosted its inaugural Rising Star awards event ...

Bulgaria’s National Day

Bulgaria’s National Day

Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria Elena Poptodorova and her husband Georgi Petrov celebrated the National Day of the Republic ...

Director's Cut on 'Richard III' at Folger Will Last

Director's Cut on 'Richard III' at Folger Will Last

You have less than a week to see "Richard III" at the Folger. It is well worth the stage re-design and drawing the audience closer.

Cynthia Howar  Art Reception

Cynthia Howar Art Reception

On, Feb. 12, the eve of yet another storm that closed the Federal Government the following day, Cynthia Howar hosted ...

Celebrating Norah’s Big 4-O

Celebrating Norah’s Big 4-O

Some cool gals got together Feb. 15 to celebrate the 40th birthday of Norah O’Donnell, co-anchor of “CBS This ...

State of Kuwait National Day

State of Kuwait National Day

Ambassador and Mrs. Salem Al-Sabah welcomed their guests to the 53rd Anniversary of the National Day of the State of ...

James Beard Foundation  Honored

James Beard Foundation Honored

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) was recognized by the Destination & Travel Foundation with the 2014 Spirit of Hospitality Award at ...

Tischler’s Picks

Tischler’s Picks

“Richard III” at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre is a never before re-configuration of the Elizabethan Theatre, murder most foul all ...

Keep The Curtain Open!

Keep The Curtain Open!

The spring theater season is off to a strong start, with some venues pushing boundaries with their productions and others ...

‘TIP’ and Lots of Play at Carnegie Museum

‘TIP’ and Lots of Play at Carnegie Museum

In 1974, the stark exterior of the Sarah Mellon Scaife Galleries became the new gateway to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum ...

Roseanne Cash: `River & Thread' of Memories

Roseanne Cash: `River & Thread' of Memories

The voice on the phone is clear and friendly, not unlike the singing voice. It’s conversational, the voice of ...

Light of Healing Hope Foundation Hosted by the British Ambassador and Lady Westmacott

Light of Healing Hope Foundation Hosted by the British Ambassador and Lady Westmacott

On Feb. 4, Sir Peter and Lady Westmacott hosted a reception at the British residence honoring Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave ...

2014 Sugar & Champagne Affair

2014 Sugar & Champagne Affair

The Humane Law Enforcement Officers, Animal Care and Control Officers and Humane Education team members of the Washington Humane Society ...

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at Kennedy Center

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at Kennedy Center

The Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, now in its 22nd anniversary season, presented Modern Dance Concert: Four By Burgess ...

Noche de Pasión

Noche de Pasión

The Washington Ballet’s fourth annual benefit party, Noche de Pasión 2014 Colombia Tropical, rocked the Dupont Circle residence of ...

Intense 'Richard III' Is in Your Face at Folger

Intense 'Richard III' Is in Your Face at Folger

When you watch actor Drew Cortese stalk the stage or stand and scan the audience for approval as the murderous ...

'Earnest': Wilde at His Best, Delicious Word Play

'Earnest': Wilde at His Best, Delicious Word Play

It is the Shakespeare Theatre's version of "The Importance of Being Earnest,” and arts critic Gary Tischler deemed it delicious on many levels.

'Tallest Tree' at Arena: the Grandeur and Range of Paul Robeson

'Tallest Tree' at Arena: the Grandeur and Range of Paul Robeson

The full life of Paul Robeson is impressively on full display at Arena Stage's "Tallest Tree in the Forest."

Design Show Goes Southern

Design Show Goes Southern

“Southern Celebrations Traditions Handed Down” was the theme of this year’s Washington Winter Show at the Katzen Arts Center ...

Party-packed Golden Globes

Party-packed Golden Globes

The District Council's Elizabeth Webster -- staffer for at-large council member Vincent Orange, who is an advocate of small businesses ...

Fine Arts: New Year’s Promises

Fine Arts: New Year’s Promises

2014 is a promising year for the fine arts in Washington, with exhibitions of European master Edgar Degas and American ...

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