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
It’s spring, and that means spring break, and that means kids home from school. You may fear you’ll quickly run out of activities to do with the little ones, the Play-Doh will turn hard, and they’ll finally tire of watching Frozen.
What to do? Sure, you can go to the Smithsonian and watch To Fly! again, but when it’s over, try out one of the area’s spring festivals. … SPRING FESTIVALS = FAMILY FUN
Residents of the Washington, D.C.-metro area have long hung their heads in shame because they have to go to Baltimore if they want to visit a good aquarium. And pay $40 to get in. Stuff here is free! We’re not used to paying! Adding insult to injury, it calls itself The National Aquarium. Never mind it’s 35 miles from the D.C. border. … LIFE IS DE BUBBLES AT THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM
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.
Snowmaking has been a thing for almost 50 years now, and avid skiers who find themselves living below the Mason-Dixon Line are pretty happy about it.
People who grew up in areas where winter was synonymous with snow are sometimes surprised when they move to D.C. In fact, most of us who live here are frequently surprised, since some winters we get more than 4 feet of snow, others almost none. It lends a little mystery to living here. You never have to ask yourself, “Will I sweat through these clothes today?” during June, July or August, but you always have to wonder if you’ll need the shovel this year. … IF LIFE GIVES YOU COLD AIR, MAKE SNOW