AI WEIWEI’S “TRACE” BRINGS AWARENESS TO THE HIRSHORN

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei’s Trace project, on exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden through January, highlights the plight of political activists worldwide who may otherwise have been forgotten. Portraits of 176 men and women created entirely from Legos bring life and color to the bleak existences many must endure as punishment for speaking out against discrimination, maltreatment and oppression. AI WEIWEI’S “TRACE” BRINGS AWARENESS TO THE HIRSHORN

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM’S HIVE A MUST-SEE THIS SUMMER

Every year, the National Building Museum welcomes an exciting, interactive art installation into its majestic Great Hall, and this year it’s Hive.

Created by Studio Gang, Hive is a towering sculpture made up of 2,700 cylinders reaching 60 feet into the air. From a distance, the pieces appear metallic and suggest a heavy, powerful fortress. In reality, the cylinders are made of thick cardboard painted gray. Notches are cut into each piece to facilitate interlocking and allow them to reach soaring heights. NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM’S HIVE A MUST-SEE THIS SUMMER

SAY WHAT?! DUPONT UNDERGROUND WELL IS RUNNING DRY

Dupont Underground has come quite a long way since their former Streetcar Named Desire tunnel days decades ago and the new problems it’s facing have us feeling all STELLAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

I mean, don’t get us wrong – this is far from the worst of the worst this little space has seen. After all, there was also that one time in the 90’s when something called the Dupont Down Under food court crashed and burned. SAY WHAT?! DUPONT UNDERGROUND WELL IS RUNNING DRY

THE DC RAMMY AWARDS ARE ON THE WAY…

So…we know you’ve heard of the Grammys. You’ve even heard of the Razzies, but are you hip enough to know about the Rammys?

No?

Okay…well, that’s alright…honestly you probably fall in line with right around 99.995% of the rest of the population.

So — if right about now you’re feeling kind of like you fail at DC pride, knowledge and overall life in general — it’s okay — you’re forgiven.

See what you have to understand is that it’s no secret that the rest of the country is kind of taking notice of our little gem of a district. We kind of had the arrival of the DC Michelin Guide and “… in case you missed it, Bon Appétit Magazine dubbed DC ‘The Restaurant City of the Year,'”. Yeah — we’re freaking awesome. THE DC RAMMY AWARDS ARE ON THE WAY…