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
We love sharing new and unique events for you to check out during the weekend and we especially can’t wait to share this time around! From award-winning restaurants to one of the biggest summer events the district, we’ve got you covered to plan the most eventful weekend you may have this summer! … WEEKEND HITLIST COMIN’ IN HOT!
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
The greater D.C. Metro area is taking the nation by storm as a strong foundation for female entrepreneurs. In publications such as Inc. and Forbes, not only are women leading the tech community in this district, but other outlets such as non-profit organizations and small businesses. … GIRL POWER IN THE DISTRICT: FOUR FEMME FATALES BRINGING THE HEAT
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
You know what’s coming. You venture out onto the mall, and the heat rises up from the ground, penetrating your sneakers that are covered in the dust that billows up with each step you take. The Washington Monument appears to undulate in the midday sun and you try to focus through the glare, but your sunglasses keep sliding down your nose. … THE SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL TURNS 50
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?
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…