Thursday, June 30, 2011

SPOT LIGHT

Don't tell me I never put anything lady like on my blog!  HAHA




Wednesday, June 29, 2011

MODA for MEN

Albinos in male modeling!  check out these hot pics











Kazaky


This group is a bunch of hot Ukrainian guys with gymnast bodies!  but they can not sing worth shit.  Check out their copied Beyonce dance moves and Vogue moves from the early 90's club kidded out much??




Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sculpture Garden (NO BOOZE)


This past Friday, Park Police were in force at the National Sculpture Garden, checking every bag that came in for outside booze.  Now I have been going to the Jazz in the Park for the past four years and the first couple years it wasn't crowded and you could bring in whatever, but lately it has been invaded by yuppies in groups, there was no place to sit or stand it was that crowded, the lines for the bar was just wrong!  So when I go down there, I take my picnic out on the Mall, because you can still hear the music from the park, but you won't have the crowd.  

So be fore warned before you head out this Friday to Jazz in the Park.



Monday, June 27, 2011

FORT RENO 2011


This series of summer concerts kicks off tonight (Monday) yes on a month.. ugh.  but there are more nights to catch, but they are on Monday and Thursdays!  Odd huh.  check it out line-ups





Folk Life Festival


The Festival is held outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between the Smithsonian museums. There is no admission charge. Visitors should dress for hot and humid weather. Parking around the Mall is extremely limited, so visitors are advised to use Metrorail. The Smithsonian station (Mall exit) is at the Festival site. Federal Triangle and National Archives stations are close by. For general Smithsonian visitor information, call 202.633.1000 (voice) or 202.357.1729 (TTY).

Getting Here

Planning a visit to the Festival? goSmithsonian  can help you plan your trip—from where to stay to what's happening at the Smithsonian. Visitwww.gosmithsonian.com/lodging  for more information.

Festival Hours

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with special eventstaking place most evenings.


Thursday, June 30 

Motor City Stage, 6 - 9PM
An Evening with Soul Train and Dance Party

A panel discussion with Kenard Gibbs, the current CEO/Partner of Soul Train holdings; Tony Cornelius, son of “Soul Train” founder Don Cornelius; Tyrone Proctor, dancer and member of the original Soul Train Gang; Nick “NickFRESH” Puzo, DJ and Soul Train historian; and Questlove, Soul Train historian and drummer for the Roots. This is followed by a dance demonstration and party.


Also check out all of the programs going on thru out the festival in July.

SWEET


Visual Stimulation


MODA for Men

I may be a couple weeks late on this, but Versace and H&M are collaborating to bring a line in the autumn 2011.



these were the only pictures leaked out!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

AWesome Street Art




Nat's Night Out

just a couple of bad pictures from the Nat's night out




Pure Genius

Ok so, I was just googling thru words yesterday and came across this website that has some pictures of guys from my gym in WSC Columbia heights in them  Check them out, iam sure if you type in DC a bunch of guys will come up.  


Chris Martin: Painting BIG


Chris Martin:Painting BIG



Chris Martin’s paintings are tactile and stitched-together, incorporating found objects and collage into their abstract geometries and rhythmic patterns. His works relate to the physical world as much as to his own internal landscape of memories and experiences, which draw from music, literature, and the human relationship to the natural world. Martin’s project for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Painting Big, presents his work in the form of a three-part exhibition. One portion brings together large-scale works from the past nine years; another is a dense assemblage of small paintings in the Rotunda on view through August 28; the third presents a new body of work: a site-specific installation of monumental paintings in the museum’s central atrium. Three paintings, each 26 feet high, will be suspended from the second floor of the museum to the ground, creating a vibrant “room” of color and pattern in the public space of the gallery.




Although abstract, Martin’s paintings are a direct response to the physical world around him. Many of his
 works integrate objects from his immediate environment into their surfaces, including kitchen utensils, records, photographs, and Persian carpets. The works are as much about daily life—music, travel, and language—as they are about mythology, storytelling, the endurance of symbols, and the role of painting in art history.
Martin’s interest in bringing painting into the realm of lived experience and his own history of performance are essential elements of his work. In the 1970s and 1980s, he created collaborative paintings during Happenings with other artists and musicians. He has placed works in bus stops, on the sides of buildings, and in nightclubs, fabricating them with phosphorescent paint to respond to the lighting and conditions of the location. He has taken large-scale paintings for “walks” around the block, involving his neighbors and local shopkeepers in creating the meaning and experience of his work. In more traditional gallery spaces, Martin has blurred the distinction between the art object and the viewer, placing paintings on floors, ceilings, and displayed among household objects.


Originally from Washington, D.C., Martin grew up visiting the Corcoran. His memories of seeing ambitious sculptural installations in the Corcoran’s central atrium have inspired his ideas for this exhibition, and his paintings directly engage the architecture and history of the museum. This is Martin’s first one-artist museum exhibition.
Chris Martin was born in Washington D.C. in 1954. From 1972–75 he attended Yale University, and in 1992 attained a BFA, Certificate of Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Martin has lived and worked in New York City since 1976 and has been exhibiting actively in the United States since the early 1980s. Recent projects include Joe Bradley & Chris Martin at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, 2010, and a one-artist exhibition of large-scale paintings and drawings at KOW Berlin, Germany, 2009. Martin’s works have also been included in many group exhibitions includingAbstract America at the Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009; Shape Shifters at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC, 2008; The Painted World at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, 2005; andCurrent Undercurrents: Working in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1997. Martin has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2002, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, 1999.



Capital Fringe Festival


July 7-24



Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of infusing energy into performing arts in the Washington, DC region through our yearly Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Our mission is to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by creating outlets and spaces for creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary performance in the District. Capital Fringe’s vital programs ensure the growth and continued health of the local and regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers while stimulating the vibrant cultural landscape in our city.
FRINGE FESTIVAL
Capital Fringe Festival is the only major unjuried, self-producing, open-access Festival in the Washington, DC area and occurs in July each year. The Fringe Festival provides all artists, whether new or established, a venue to express and develop their talents and artistic visions in total freedom.
FRINGE TRAINING FACTORY
Twice each year, Capital Fringe produces a performance series focusing on contemporary works by local, national and international independent performing artists. In addition, we work with 30 underprivileged youth creating new works in the performing arts through the Fringe Training Factory Youth-Led Producers.
Capital Fringe received the 2007 Mayor’s Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts, the 2007 Momentum Award from the Downtown DC BID, and was awarded the 2011 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts.
CAPITAL FRINGE IS:
+ Focused on the performing arts: Theater, dance, puppetry, spoken word, but may include film and visual arts
+ Uncensored: All content is created and produced by the artist
+ Easy to participate in: Ticket prices are low for audiences and production fees are low for artists.
+ Original: Fringe features a huge array of original material
+ Rapid-fire: Tech is minimal (minor sets, nothing elaborate) and shows are often around 60 minutes in length
FRINGE FACTS
In 2010 alone, Fringe sold 28,000 tickets to 715 performances of 137 productions, featuring over 2,000 artists at 12 venues located around the Mt. Vernon, Chinatown, and Penn Quarter neighborhoods.
In FIVE years, Fringe has:
  • Brought 80,000 fellow members of the DC community to see amazing, world-class performing arts
  • Grown to be the second largest, unjuried Fringe Festival in the United States
  • Generated over $1 million dollars in revenue for participating artists
  • Premiered over 250 new works
  • Worked with over 100 underserved DC youth
FRINGE AUDIENCE             
Gender: Female 70%  Male 30%
Age: 70% are 25-55 years of age
Annual Household Income: 74% make over $50,000 annually
Where do they live? DC-40%     MD-30%    VA-27%

Belgian Restaurant Week July 15-21

BELGIAN RESTAURANT WEEK LAUNCH

Various Locations

Washington, DC


Participating restaurants include; Belga Cafe, Brabo, Brasserie Beck, ET Voila, Granville Moore’s, Le Pain Quotidien, Locolat, Marcel’s, Marvin and Mussel Bar. Belgian Restaurant Week runs from July 15th through July 21st on Belgian National Day. More information, visit: http://www.belgianrestaurantweekdc.com/


White Nights: The Full Moon Outing


WHITE NIGHTS: THE FULL MOON OUTINGS: RIDE ONE

8:30 PM- 11:30 PM

The Moonlit Streets

Bike It!



More Info
Dandies & Quaintrelles is pleased to announce our first nocturnal jaunt. We invite you to ride with us during a full moon outing through Washington, D.C. On July 15, inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s short story, “White Nights,” we will gather at dusk and seek to discover the dreamier side of D.C. Bring your bicycle and your imagination. We’ll carry with us small gifts symbolizing large dreams. We’ll deliver tokens intended for strangers and travel with songbirds to serenade our neighbors throughout the night. We request you wear something that is white as we fancy a journey including sentiments that feel quite right.
Mark your calendars and visit the D&Q blog/site often for more information. Please RSVP if your intent is to attend. It will help us anticipate your arrival.

ArtJamz


For only $48 participants receive a canvas that they get to keep, plus acrylics paints, art materials, light hors d’oeuvres, vitaminwater zero, great music and a chance to mingle with other intrepid creators. Alcoholic drinks are not included but are available throughout the session at an onsite bar. Sessions run four nights July 6, 7, 8 and 9 from 6:30PM to 10:00PM.
The newly re-designed Dunes event space is located directly above the former Social restaurant a few blocks north of the heart of Columbia Heights Metro. The 1,800 square foot open venue with a state of the art sound system and fully-functioning bar area is the perfect place for a creative night of eating, drinking, creating, and mingling.
“Through its support of the local music scene via the Sofar Sounds series, or arts, via exhibitions, The Dunes LLC is one of the cutting edge small businesses helping to create a real creative economy in the District. We’re excited to bring ArtJamz to their event space in Columbia Heights. We promise not to get too much paint on the floors,” said ArtJamz Chief Creative Enabler, Michael M Clements.
Since launching in June 2010, over 2,000 people have unleashed their inner artists at the participatory art party event, ArtJamz. The summer 2011 schedule includes exciting partnerships and chances to eat, drink and create at The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art + Design, Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Lamont Bishop Gallery and The Dunes LLC in Columbia Heights. Goto www.artjamzdc.com or email info@artjamzdc.com for more details.


The Honeyguns exclusive release party

THE HONEYGUNS EXCLUSIVE EP RELEASE PARTY

9:00 PM- 1:00 AM

Lamont Bishop Gallery

1314 9th Street NW

Mt Vernon Square Metro


$25  please RSVP as well


The Honeyguns are a hot new band popping-up at DC’s best venues. They’re having an EP Release Party at the new Lamont Bishop Gallery on Saturday, June 25th. The band already has a growing following, sure to be at this event. That being said, The Honeyguns are ready to make their presence known in the District and are launching with a bang.

Liquid Salad

LIQUID SALAD

3:00 PM- 7:00 PM

The Dunes

1402 Meridian Place NW

Columbia Heights Metro


Ready for a four-way cocktail smackdown by 4 current or ex-Gibson mix-masters?!!
Each bartender will design a series of cocktails based on different philosophies of salad construction. They will be teaching their approach live and bartending for one hour each. Friendly competition is inevitable.
Free entry
Drinks $5
Cash or credit
Willie Shubert (self-proclaimed salad enthusiast) will be providing delicious food with a brilliant array of dips complimenting the cocktails
I (Ora) will be spinning aggressive rock and soul throughout
This will also be the closing party for Willie’s Knowledge Commons DC course The Universe is a Salad: a four-course class encouraging a new salad philosophy in which ingredient combinations break the norms of traditional salad construction in imaginative and delicious ways.

Life/Sonic

LIFE SONIC

8:30 PM- 2:30 AM

Ghion (2nd Floor)

2010 9th Street NW

U Street Metro



Life-Sonic is a monthly concert series and incubator for local bands and DJs. June 25th will feature: Jessica Louise Dye of Lightfoot, Honey House, Shark Week, and The Mean Season
DJ John Thornley (US Royalty and Que Sera) will be dropping some killer dance rock from the days of way back!
$5 Entry/ 21+ only
$3 Tallboys
$5 Punch
$5 Jameson bar
Full food menu available downstairs and on the private patio.

Summer of Music Festivals 2011


If you like old school music head to the Carter Barron Amphitheatre.  July 9th this out door theater will be hosting 

LAKESIDE 
with Brick
 and BT Express 

show starts 7:30pm  
tickets $24.50
16th & Colorado Ave.  NW





Gay Marriage legal in NY



Congradulations to the Empire State in following the other states.  Remember DC had passed it first so New York  your catching up and with a republican senate passing it..  WOW.




Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Phillips After 5


The Phillips Collection
1600 21st St.  NW
Washington DC


PHILLIPS AFTER 5–JULY 7
Phillips after 5 is a lively mix of art and entertainment, with food and cash bar. Due to the event’s popularity, advance reservations during special exhibitions are encouraged to ensure admission: 
http://phillipscollection.obsres.com/Welcome.aspx. Members always admitted.

THEATER
6:30 p.m.
Staged Reading of Six Degrees of Separation
In John Guare's award-winning play, a con artist wins his way into the home of New York art dealers and dines in the shadow of their two-sided painting by Wassily Kandinsky. Alan Paul, associate director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, directs. $20, $8 for members; registration required: 
http://phillipscollection.obsres.com/Info.aspx?ActivityID=973

TASTING
5–8:30 p.m. Sample a variety of beer paired with Carla Hall’s cookies.
GALLERY TALK
6 & 7 p.m. Kandinsky’s Experimental Process
Creating at least 15 preparatory studies for Painting with White Border, Kandinsky experimented with orientation and composition, moving freely among pen, watercolor, and oil. Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members
SPECIAL GUEST TBD.com

HOMETOWN HEROES


Saturday, July 2 at 10:00pm - July 3 at 4:00am

Everybody Loves Music & Chris Burns host:

HOMETOWN HEROES

5123 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC

18+ | 21+ to drink | 10 dollars

After a long hiatus we're back.


Mainfloor:

JUAN ZAPATA

CHRIS BURNS

JOE L.

KEVFUNK



Basement:

D33P SECRETS from midnight - close featuring:

JUBILEE

ROSARIO

Futurebass from 10pm - midnight with....

ERICTRONICA

RAY CASIL

STEPAN

ESL + 88 Present BULLION w/ JUS ED & JENIFA MAYANJA




1212 18th Street NW DC
Washington, DC

Saturday at 10:00pm - June 26 at 3:00am


88 and ESL are excited unveil a new collaborative night called BULLION that will take place in ESL’s Gold Room one Saturday night a month. The night will be an opportunity for DJs to get back to the essence of DJ culture’s roots, when DJs took over a room/sound system for a night – taking attendees on a night long sonic, emotional journey.

On June 25th, 88 and ESL are proud to present JUS ED w/ JENIFA MAYANJA. This will be the fi
rst time that one of NYC’s most dedicated House couple’s plays together, so we’re all incredibly excited and eager to hear what will unfold. Last time we brought Ed to town, was one of our favorite musical moments of the year. We know this night will be really special and a great way to kick this series off.

BULLION in the Gold Room: JUS ED w/ JENIFA MAYANJA ALL NIGHT LONG
In the Main Room: Funk DC
On The Patio: DJ Sun
Upstairs: All That Jazz w/ The Donvonte McCoy Sextet

{Curated by Farid}

CHECK OUT THE EXCLUSIVE PROMO MIX ED AND JENIFA MADE FOR BULLION: 
http://www.eightyeightdc.com/88blog/


Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th Street NW DC
21+ | $10 | 202.466.3922
www.eighteenthstreetlounge.com
www.eightyeightdc.com
www.undergroundquality.com

DJ John Bowen " VIDEO KILLERS", and Adam Swetlow LIVE @ BB this Sat




3632 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington D.C.
Sat 9:30 - Sun 2:30am



Video KILLER DJ John Bowen of EMPRESARIOS, Science club, ESL, SBR. spinning music videos all night: Hip Hop, House, Top 40, Reggae, Electro, latin

Grilled food on huge patio:: Burgers, Brats, Chicken, veggie burgers...$8 includes beer of your choice!!!

$5 dollar rails and shooters ALL NIGHT LONG!!
Adam Swetlow mixing drinks drinks. Party starts @ 10 No Cover! BE THERE!!!!!

LODA


411 New York Ave NE DC
Washington, DC
Friday 10pm - Sat 4am




DC's longest running party for FORWARD thinking music lovers is back once again for a night of FUTURE BASS. Join us as we celebrate some of the freshest sounds from around the globe for only $5 ALL NIGHT LONG!

LODA WILL BE CELEBRATING ITS 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON THIS VERY SPECIAL EVENING.

BRING YOUR BASSFACE AND YOUR DANCING SHOES.
(Leave Bad Vibes & Glowsticks at Home)

Featuring 2 Rooms of Heavy Hitters......


FUTURE GARAGE ROOM:

GODFATHER SAGE
Noisy Meditation - Bmore

SONIC BUTTER
Hootie B & R.U.M.P. - Bmore

REFUGEE
EXBC - DC

QUORTZ
Clusterfunk - WVA


DRUM & BASS ROOM

TANC
Dive & Lie Wrecked - DC

LOCKS
Contact Records, Intellect - DC

ENCRYPTION vs RESONANCE
Dirtbox Radio, EXBC, 3D - DC

ROGUE STATE
Translation Recordings - DC


411 LOFT
18+ | 10pm - 4am | $5 All Night Long
411 New York Ave NE DC | 3rd Floor | Apt. Side
www.eightyeightdc.com

L2 Lounge: 80's Dance Party


80's Dance Party
--------------------------------------------------
For those who could not be admitted to the Czech Embassy event, we created additional 80's Party at L2 lounge.

It is happening the same evening-Friday June 24th, 2011 and the door at L2 will be open at 9PM.

No cover charge from 9-11PM.

80’s fashion recommended not required

80's tunes will be playing all night.

Please RSVP to events@l2lounge.com

L2 lounge is located: 3315 Cady's Alley NW, Washington D.C., DC 20007

Those who attend our 80's party at Czech Embassy are entitled to walk in L2 lounge at any time of the night. Please keep your wristband on.

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday!

All the best

Jana and DJ Tom from Prague

Art Exhibits: "Creative Process"




1234 9th St NW
Washington, DC


Creative Process
Four artists’ expressions through uniquely different mediums

June 23 – July 24
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Patrick Hughes, Eve Stockton, Sondra Arkin and Natasha Karpinskaia each approach their respective artistic spaces in ways not normally featured at Long View Gallery. From wood block printing to encaustics, monotypes and reverspectives, these artists are pushing the boundaries of their respective processes.

Patrick Hughes’ respective pieces shockingly spring to life on the wall. The works approach perspective in a unique manner, elevating these static paintings to what seem like moving pictures. Hughes succeeds in creating the illusion of movement in his hallways, canyons and walls through a unique method of painting the forward most sections of his three dimensional constructions as the shadows, and the furthest back sections as the light, hence reverspectives. His sleight of the hand is astounding, allowing the walls in his work to swivel and slide depending on the viewer’s position.

Eve Stockton’s multi-layered wood block prints represent a unique approach to a traditional process. Her studies in science and love of nature combine to create a contemporary and unexpected result. The scale of these works is mesmerizing, a true testament to her mastery of this art form.

Sondra Arkin explores encaustics, meticulously creating works with a sense of restraint in color but excess in scale. The application and subsequent burning away of shellac creates a extraordinary amber surface full of organic forms. Through a very labor intense process, Arkin succeeds in creating unique encaustic panels, outside of the traditional ideas of this medium.

Natasha Karpinskaia’s command of color elevates her abstract monotype prints above the safe and expected. Anticipated norms are often challenged with vibrant hues of pinks, greens and blues while maintaining a sense of balance and beauty.
 

WHOS BAD


Ok so I like Michael Jackson and will always like him.  So for all you Michael fans out there, This awesome band called WHOS BAD (the world's #1 Michael Jackson tribute band) will be playing at the 9:30 club be sure to get your tickets.

Friday June 24, 2011
20$