ART YOUR HEART OUT DECEMBER: TOP 7 ABSTRACT ART EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT

I’m not sure about you but one of my most absolute all-time favorite months out of the year is December —  and that’s not just because it’s my birthday month ya’ll.  I don’t know — there’s just something about December and the end of the year that  just really makes the District want to get #turntup like no other.

True to it’s nature, DC has some insanely awesome art exhibitions this month — way too many to fit in one post, actually. As I was perusing the various galleries and museums I noticed an unusually higher number of exhibitions focusing on the abstract than I typically see. ART YOUR HEART OUT DECEMBER: TOP 7 ABSTRACT ART EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT MIRACLE ON 7TH STREET

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The holiday season is a time for friends, family and feeling festive. One of the best spots to do that in Washington is at the Miracle On 7th Street pop-up bar in Shaw. The whimsical bar is now in its third year in business in D.C. (the idea is based off a similar idea in New York City) and ready to charm guests with all new kinds of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter cheer. GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT MIRACLE ON 7TH STREET

WOULD YOU LIVE IN A FORMER FUNERAL HOME? YOU PROBABLY ALREADY DO

Yet another Petworth funeral home is set to be converted to dwellings, news which naturally makes you wonder if you’d be comfortable living in a former mortuary. We’re all enlightened people here, but at some point you’re going to be lying in bed at night and, while Netflix is buffering, it will suddenly occur to you that you’re lying in the exact spot where they used to drain gallons of blood from dead bodies. Is it superstitious to think that that sort of thing might leave a mark, metaphysical or otherwise? WOULD YOU LIVE IN A FORMER FUNERAL HOME? YOU PROBABLY ALREADY DO

DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER MEMORIAL

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DC is the memorial city. The name’s not inscribed on our coins or written anywhere of importance, but ask almost anyone; it’s common knowledge. Our lawns are overcome with odes to fallen soldiers, nods to great generals, and lasting pieces of art depicting heroes of times gone past. If you’ve been on the DC scene for a while, you might even take a stroll past the Lincoln Memorial or the Vietnam Wall for granted. But, if you take the time peer up into the eyes of America’s roots or run your hands along the Wall and take in the atrocities of where we have been and what we have lost, we might come to the agreement that the statue-esque aspects of this city are in the end, quite inspiring. And DC’s memorial game is far from over. In fact, some might say our city is just getting started. DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER MEMORIAL

“There are also two ovens, so you can feel twice as guilty about never baking, and the counters are made of leathered granite, which is a term that sounds like it would be used to describe a pirate’s pectoral muscles in those romance novels your Aunt Nancy reads.”

“There are also two ovens, so you can feel twice as guilty about never baking, and the counters are made of leathered granite, which is a term that sounds like it would be used to describe a pirate’s pectoral muscles in those romance novels your Aunt Nancy reads.”