06 Jan 2011

To Do List

Photo by María Helena Carey, who thinks this is a great way to fight the mid-winter sloth. Or not.

You know what’s even worse than having your birthday on Christmas? Having it the first week of the year. At least on Christmas you get a bit of sympathy; this week everyone is just too burned out to pull anything together. So, after half-assing my daughter’s third birthday this week, I derive some comfort in the knowledge that not many other people seem to be pulling together any big events this weekend.

With that in mind, we should give some special recognition to those that are fighting the mid-winter sloth:

Tonight, SOVA is opening a new exhibit, “Exposed: The Polaroid Retrospective”, dedicated to the world of Polaroid and instant film photography, with over one thousand images being displayed by local photographers. All images being used were taken with retro instant-film cameras of different styles. Opening night runs from 6:30 to 11:30.

On Friday night, the Corner Store on 9th and South Carolina SE will be hosting a double header Movie Night with Taffety Punk. Starting at 8 pm, “Bewildered,” by Taffety Punk resident playwright Gwydion Suilebhan, follows an agricultural scientist (played by Marcus Kyd) into his experimental corn fields where he finds a delusional young woman (Kimberly Gilbert) who’s been living among the stalks. “The Story of Plena” is a sneak preview of company member Paulina Guerrero’s documentary about the Plena musicians of Puert0 Rico who lead street festivals during Little Christmas. A $5 donation is requested.

On Saturday, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop will be kicking off its Fifth Annual Photography Exhibition with a reception from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition features works from local and regional artists using a variety of photographic processes including black and white, color, traditional, alternative, material, and digital. Admission is free

And back at the Corner Store, Diana Quinn’s “Bubble Splash” and “Musicians” Series will be opening at 6 PM. Capitol Hill musician and artist Diana Quinn uses acrylics, spray paint, house paint, stencils, string and other everyday objects to create multi-textured paintings on board and canvas. Diana and the band will perform at the opening. Free Event.

And, well, folks, that looks to be just about it. On the other hand, this is probably a good weekend to check out that exhibit at the Smithsonian you’ve been meaning to see. Take advantage of the quiet, Cherry Blossom season will be upon us before you know it!

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