Whether we’re way too many games of Words With Friends deep into our phone, scrolling through our enviable Instagram feed, zoning out to the umpteenth episode of Modern Family, reading the news, creeping on Facebook, or just going about our business, there’s one thing that we can never seem to escape: ads. They’re even all up in our grills as we stroll down the street, or go to take the metro. And while some might, quite literally, turn the other cheek…some simply won’t stand for it. Case in point: The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service.… C.A.T.S ON A MISSION: A DC INITIATIVE
Art is definitely NOT dead, and if you need proof, go to Artomatic where you can see exhibits by more than 600 local artists, including paintings, drawing, sculptures, photographs and more. (See photos at the bottom.)
It’s true — you can sip chardonnay and speak in hushed tones to your companion while taking in the deeper meaning behind a rectangular canvas painted a single shade of dark blue. But here, you’ll have to sip it from a plastic cup, and your companion will never hear your hoity-toity critique, because it will be drowned out by the delighted voices of other show-goers, some who may have had more than a few plastic cups of wine. … ART IS ALIVE AND WELL, AND IT’S IN CRYSTAL CITY
Where: Nationals Park
Address: 1500 S. Capitol St. SE., Washington, DC
So, every once in a while an organization comes along who genuinely cares. This organization actually rolls up their sleeves and really tries to make a difference in this world — and Share Our Strength definitely seems to be setting the bar quite high for the rest of us. … APRIL EVENT SPOTLIGHT: DC TASTE OF THE NATION
Think Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors is the only hot ticket on the DC art scene right now — think again. Here is your list of the top 5 DC art exhibits you should have already seen — and some are wrapping it up this month.
This is that art exhibit that you bring your friends who aren’t all that into art to. This is the gateway drug to the art world. That’s right — schmooze ’em up with a little line like “Oh my goshhhhhh you love hip hop and graffiti? SO DO I!!!!” — and BAM! They’ll never know what hit ’em. Art fiends for life…
If you have ever woefully thrown out an appliance or piece of furniture because you didn’t know how to fix it, a “Repair Café” may be just what you are looking for. These Cafés are community organizations that bring together fixers and tools with people who have broken things. The repair experts may be hobbyists, pros or retired experts who have skills and time to share with their community. Café’s typically meet in spaces such as community centers, libraries or art centers, or may have a more permanent designated location. … REVIVE YOUR BROKEN BELONGINGS AT A REPAIR CAFE!