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"Give Me Your Hand" at the Corcoran

"Give Me Your Hand" at the Corcoran

Sunday, February 13 at 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored with the US-Ireland Alliance

Two of Ireland’s most eminent actors, Dearbhla Molloy and Dermot Crowley, take to the Corcoran’s stage to perform Give Me Your Hand, based on a collection of poems by celebrated Irish poet Paul Durcan. An original and exciting look at some of the world’s most famous paintings, Molloy and Crowley freshly interpret and give voice to masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rubens, Gainsborough, and others in the collection of the National Gallery in London. Witty, touching, acerbic, and insightful, the performance brings the audience on a journey through the National Gallery and the unique prism of Durcan’s imagination.

 

Click here to see excerpts from a past performance.

 

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Treat your date on a romantic evening at the Corcoran any Thursday in February for Thursday Date Nights!  Enjoy two-for-one gallery admission between 5 - 9 p.m. and Cafe specials featuring "Champagne & Kisses," which includes two glasses of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries or a cheese and fruit plate ($15). 

Date nights:

February 17

February 24

Print this coupon and present it to the front desk upon admission to receive the Thursday Date Nights special.

Blue Man Group Coming To D.C.'s Warner Theatre

Blue Man Group Coming To D.C.'s Warner Theatre

This story comes to us from Deb Fiscella:

The high-octane theatrical experience that is Blue Man Group will pump up the Warner Theatre for a limited engagement, March 23 to April 3, 2011.

Tickets, starting at $32 (plus applicable service charges), are on sale now at the Warner Theatre Box Office, online at www.LiveNation.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, and via phone at (800) 551-7328.

For special group rates on select performances, call (866) 276-2947. For more information, call the Warner Theatre at (202) 783-4000 or visit www.warnertheatre.com. Blue Man Group, the critically acclaimed show that USA Today calls “an ecstatic experience,” is best known for its widely popular, yet totally unique performances.

Staying on Top: Allure Magazine's D.C. Spa Pick Kavenchy 1st Annual Runway Show

Staying on Top:  Allure Magazine's D.C. Spa Pick Kavenchy 1st Annual Runway Show

Allure magazine's top DC salon, Kavenchy, hosted it's first Annual Spring Look Runway Show Monday night.   Guests began arriving at 7PM for the invitation only event sponsored by Phytos and Dermalogica.   The theme for the show was spring and no detail was spared to transport guests from the outside cold into a spring garden.  The "red carpet" was thrown out and replaced instead with green plant wire meshing like the kind you would find at the garden store. The runway was lined with gerber daisies, some orchids and bamboo. The night consisted of two runway shows, one to showcase cut and color and the other featured styling.  Kavenchy tapped PEKvida a newly formed boutique public relations firm, founded by PR veterans Pergrin, Elly Sharriat and Khaleelah Po Rome to create his signature event.

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

The DC Shorts Film Festival celebrated its seventh year in 2010 and has become one of the area's best events. This weekend, January 28-29, DC Shorts will host a “Best of” program, highlighting some of the outstanding short films from the past seven years.

The average filmgoer doesn't get a chance to see many short films, if any. But short films can offer something that feature films can't. Because of the short format, filmmakers are given the freedom to be daring. They can take risks, try things they never have before, and the results can be unforgettable.

With a two hour program, the audience can be treated to around a dozen films, including narrative, documentary, and experimental. And just like the weather in some places, if you don't like a film... just wait five minutes.

Color Painting's Pedigree

Color Painting's Pedigree

Tonight is the night!  

Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m. will feature a lecture by art critic Paul Richard wrote for The Washington Post for more than 40 years. In this illustrated talk, he will recollect a story which he covered for the Post, of Color Field painting's Washington appearance, its precedents, promises, strictures, and disputes. Following the talk, participants are invited to view the Corcoran’s exhibition Washington Color and Light. $15. http://programs.corcoran.org/products/color-painting-s-pedigree

Roger Gastman Takes to the Streets

Roger Gastman Takes to the Streets

Tonight, Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m.

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