Thursday, April 11, 2013
The first of a monthly partner dance series begins Thursday, April 11.
Contra dancing has made its way to downtown Silver Spring. What's contra dancing, you ask? Well, according to the organizers of the monthly Silver Spring Contra Dance, it's a great workout that's "sweeping the nation as one of the most sought after pleasures." We'll let you be the judge of that. What we do know is it's a type of folk dance tradition involving couples doing traditional square and line dances. If your interest is piqued, head to the Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building the first Thursday of each month—starting April 11—for a 30-minute instruction and more than two hours of dancing. The dances will be put on by Carpe Diem, a community arts organization in the Washington, DC area, and the Folklore Society of …
Monday, April 8, 2013
What color is an equation? Exhibit and presentation hope to change perspectives on math and art.
The words "math" and "science" aren’t usually associated with creativity and art. But the Mathematically Inclined: Artists’ Presentation event and exhibit is designed to change that preconception. The presentation, April 5 at 7 p.m., accompanies an exhibit on mathematically inclined art that includes paintings, digital prints, jewelry, and craft, among other art forms, according to Shanthi Chandra Sekar, Takoma Park exhibitions director. Sekar said she wanted to do this exhibit partly because her own work is inspired by science, math, psychology and philosophy. However, she said the main impetus was the international Bridges Math Art Conference and art show held at Towson University, which Sekar attended and where she said she was …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around the county.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area the next weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Ladysmith Black Mambazo 7th Annual Montgomery County History Conference Used Book Sale—Twinbrook Public Library Roslyn Logsdon: People and Places After the Work Week Jazz Music Farm Fresh Markets A Commedia Romeo and Juliet The Tempest on stage Fairgrounds Flea Market Music and Motion Class for Children: Rock 'N Roll Cat Adoption Open House Toyland Wake Up, Brother …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Nation's Capital features prominently in three Best Picture nominees.
Three Academy Award nominees for Best Picture prominently feature Washington, DC: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and, of course, Lincoln. While serving as a location for major films is nothing new to Washington, DC, I can't think of another year in which so many DC-centric movies have been nominated. The Washington Post described each movie as "an engrossing, superbly crafted story that plunges viewers into otherwise opaque and unknowable worlds made distant by time, secrecy or both" and believe film attendees will be pleased that the films "enthusiastically celebrate institutions more often mired in dysfunction and public malodor." Argo, the Ben Affleck-directed tale of a CIA mission to rescue Americans caught up in the 1979 Iranian hostage …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Exhibit will run through Nov. 4
Takoma Park and Montgomery County residents can take a journey through Latin America without even leaving the area. Nine Latin American artists and the Arts and Humanities Commission partnered to create “Eyes on the Borders,” an exhibit now on display in The Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Artists involved in “Eyes on the Borders” are from the Pampas, Andes, Amazon and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and have all come together to show their individual perspectives. The works include contemporary portraits by Cuban-American artist F. Lenox “Lenny” Campello, who used drawings that have embedded PowerPoint presentations to convey a narrative, and paintings by Teresa Diaz, who combined “…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Five poets will read and admission is free.
Third Thursday poetry nights are celebrating their seventh season. Five poets will read to kick off the season Sept. 20 hosted by Martin FitzPatrick. The series features regional poets and this month Joseph Baldi Acosta, Evan J Rodgers, Laureen Summers, Garrett Phelan and Maritza Rivera will be reading. Event Details: Thursday, September 20 7:30 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium 7500 Maple Ave. Free Admission
Friday, September 14, 2012
The event Friday is free.
To celebrate Latino Heritage Month, the Arts and Humanities Commission and the Art Latin American Collective Project are showing the work of nine artists from Pampas, Andes, Amazon, the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the Caribbean. "Eyes on the Border" opens on Friday with a reception in the Atrium Gallery from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. and will be on display in the Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center through Nov. 4. September 14 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Ave. Free Admission
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The businesses of H Street give back to the community.
Forget Natitude, it's time for some Raditude. There are few things better than hanging out with some friends and seeing live music, but with so many shows all over the city it's tough to know what'll be good. Don't worry, we have you covered. Check out Indie Kicks every Thursday for our rundown of who's coming to the DC area in the coming months. This weekend: Upcoming Shows: Related Topics: Arts, Indie Kicks, and Music
Monday, September 10, 2012
The event is free.
We are Takoma and the Karabakh Foundation will have a free screening of “The Fortress,” a film by Azerbaijani director Shamil Najafzade. The film is a story of a film crew that arrives in a remote border village in the mountains of Azerbaijan to shoot a historical account of war, heroism, and love when a real war erupts. The movie is in the Azerbaijani language with English subtitles. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director. Gala (The Fortress) - Screening and Discussion Sept. 13, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium 7500 Maple Ave. Free Admission