DON’T GO TO THIS INCREDIBLE RENAISSANCE FAIR AN HOUR FROM DC

IMG_5833No seriously, don’t go.  I mean, yeah, it’s surreal and incredible and one-of-a-kind, but it’s also private property, with “No Trespassing” signs posted everywhere, and actively being used by a “hunting club,” which is a term used for packs of men tromping through the woods and firing high-powered rifles at the slightest movement.  The cops also check in on the place regularly.  So yeah, don’t go.  However, if you did manage to sneak in, you’d see one of the best abandoned sites on the east coast.  (Don’t do it, though.) DON’T GO TO THIS INCREDIBLE RENAISSANCE FAIR AN HOUR FROM DC

FIRST, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE…

At Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, there has been a rather ironic– and even, scary– turn of events for what has been deemed as this year’s most instagrammable art exhibit by none other than — a selfie-taker.

This heart palpitating event took place literally just days after artist Yayoi Kusama’s acclaimed exhibition titled, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” premiered at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Days! Days I tell you! Which leads me to conclude:

…DC..

…This is why we can’t have nice things. FIRST, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE…

NOW AT HIRSHORN: INFINITY MIRRORS, POLKA DOTS AND PHALLUSES

Grab your mobiles and hit up the “best Instagram exhibit” of the year.

Famed artist Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective exhibition hits DC this weekend at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, and it’s sure to cause a stir. The artist, who is known for her extensive use of nudity, phallic sculptures and – you guessed it – polka dots has seen a dramatic rise in her status in recent years which has culminated into the kick off of her North American tour — the first in almost two decades.

NOW AT HIRSHORN: INFINITY MIRRORS, POLKA DOTS AND PHALLUSES

OBSCURE WAYS TO SPEND A SATURDAY IN DC

If you’ve lived in DC for long enough (or ever had a visitor), you’ve seen the sights. You know what the White House looks like, you’ve ran your fingers over the Vietnam Veteran’s memorial, you’ve seen Lincoln gazing over you in morning, afternoon, and nighttime lighting. And if you take one more Instagram of a cherry blossom you will for sure lose some random followers you know from your college days. So, if you’ve gone down the tourist’s must-do list and checked it twice, that leaves you with two options: keep eating brunch until your pants don’t fit or check out some of the more obscure offerings within DC’s reach. Since in my experience one can only eat so much French toast (I have my limits), let’s assume you want to look at the other options. After all, French toast will always be there for you… OBSCURE WAYS TO SPEND A SATURDAY IN DC

NUDITY? PSHAW! PEOPLE COME FOR THE ART!

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The models stand topless (and nearly bottomless) in front of a room full of people, their skin the canvas for the artists of DC Creators.

Tonight’s theme is superheroes, and the models are getting decked out in strapless bustiers and thick, black chokers. If you thought Wonder Woman or Catwoman looked like their get-ups were painted on, these liquid costumes are the real deal.

The event is called Winter Soulstice, a body painting dance pARTy for models, painters and shutters, and it’s hosted by DC Creators. NUDITY? PSHAW! PEOPLE COME FOR THE ART!