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"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

Art and culture in the District of Columbia are often thought to be exclusively west of the Anacostia River. Certainly, the vast majority of D.C.'s cultural attractions and events are located on the northwest side of the Sousa Bridge. But THEARC Theater has opened a door for the arts in the city's less heralded wards.

Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.

Washington, D.C. Muslim Film Festival Emphasizes the Young Muslim Generation

This community event comes to us from Hassan Naveed:

Washington, D.C.-The Muslim Film Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. from April 19th to 27th, 2011. The festival is organized by the American Islamic Congress and Project Nur.

In the Name of Paws: Fashion for Paws 2011 Runway Show

In the Name of Paws:  Fashion for Paws 2011 Runway Show

Draping chiffon, hot pink lighting, fresh flowers, 5 star menu and a happening D.J.  This isn’t “Platinum Weddings” this was the scene at the National Building Museum Saturday night for the Fashion for Paws 5th annual runway show benefitting the Washington Humane Society.  The event was hosted by D.C. media blogger Pamela Sorensen of Pamela’s Punch and Entertainment Tonight’s Lawrence Zarian.  Models alongside their beloved pets wore high end fashions sponsored by Tysons Corner Galleria and worked a runway adorned with hot pink lit trees and a hot pink fire hydrant that was the center piece on the runway. 

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.

Free screening of "Gone Forever" plus free lunch!

Free screening of "Gone Forever" plus free lunch!

D.C. filmmaker Jason Baustin differs from his area counterparts in one important regard: He's not from around here. Jason moved to the D.C. area from Atlanta, Georgia to study Film and Digital Media at American University after some friends had told him about the program. After graduating, he decided to stay in the D.C. area to make films rather than opting for the oft chosen destinations of New York and Los Angeles.

Weezer Headlines Legendary DC101 Chili Cook-Off

Weezer Headlines Legendary DC101 Chili Cook-Off

This story comes to us from Teri Washington: