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Movie Theater Moving Into the West End

A brand new movie theater is moving into West End.  The theater will be located on 2301 M Street, right in the heart of the West End community.

The theater is planning on serving alcohol, and is hoping to be open from 10 a.m.-midnight from Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Because the theater plans on being open so late on weekends, coupled with the fact that the theater will serve alcohol could cause some concern for Foggy Bottom and West End residents.  So Josh Levin of the soon-to-be West End Cinema left a note on the the doors of 2301 M Street assuring residents that there was nothing to worry about.

The note reads:

"Dear Neighbors,

Shen Yun Performing Arts Dancing on Display at Kennedy Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts will have shows at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts from August 25-August 29.  Shen Yun features classic Chinese music and dance movements. 

Shen Yun is not affiliated with the Chinese government, and is based out of New York.  The company travels all over the world, and this D.C. visit is part of a twenty nation tour. 

Performances, which last about two and a half hours, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the 25, 26, and 27.  On Saturday the 28, Shen Yun will have two shows, one at 1:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m..  Sunday the 29 will only feature one show, a matinee finale at 1:30 p.m..

Tickets to Shen Yun run from $79 to $150, and can be purchased on the Kennedy Center's website.

 

Wale to Perform at GWU in Foggy Bottom

Rap star Wale will perform on Saturday, September 4th in Foggy Bottom for GWU's Fall Fest. 

The DC area born and bred lyricist is already known throughout the District and continues to grow his name nationally.

After enduring disappointing sales for his CD Attention Deficit, Wale just released a mixtape entitled More About Nothing, which has had wild internet success.  The mixtape, which is available for free download online, is named More About Nothing because it incorporates soundbites from the sitcom "Seinfeld" on a number of tracks.

Wale's performance in Foggy Bottom will be free for any GWU student with valid student ID.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in GW's University Yard, located on H Street between 20th street and 21st street in NW.

Travie McCoy, the lead singer of the hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes will also be performing.