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Sunday 7/31: See me channel my inner De Niro

Sunday 7/31: See me channel my inner De Niro

This Sunday July 31 at 8PM, CONQUERING THE ROSE, a feature-length independent drama will screen at the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax. The film tells the story of how the death of Etta Callahan, a young dance student, affects the lives of those closest to her. CONQUERING THE ROSE is written and produced by local actress and filmmaker Jenna St. John, who adapted the screenplay from her novel. The film is directed by J. Michael Whalen, making his feature directorial debut. Award winning actor, George Katt, stars as Jeremiah Mouthy, an artist and teacher who becomes obsessed with Etta following her death.

Shot in locations from Alexandria to Baltimore, CONQUERING THE ROSE, employed cast and crew from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, including yours truly. I play psychologist Blake Johnson in what is the biggest role of my acting career. So come out Sunday night to see me run the emotional triathlon. It’s just $6!

FREE Special Programming at the Torpedo Factory: Art Panel and Kids Art Activity

FREE Special Programming at the Torpedo Factory: Art Panel and Kids Art Activity

From the Torpedo Factory:


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Opens at Two Smithsonian Imax Theaters

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Smithsonian Theaters presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: The Imax Experience, starting July 15 at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s Airbus Imax Theater in Chantilly, Va., and in 3-D at the National Museum of Natural History’s Johnson Imax Theater, starting July 29.


Local Artist Update: Owen Danoff Opens for Kasey Chambers at Sold Out Birchmere Show

Local Artist Update: Owen Danoff Opens for Kasey Chambers at Sold Out Birchmere Show


This story comes to us from Austin Schaefer

Local son Owen Danoff played to a sellout crowd of over 500 Country and Folk Rock fans at the renowned Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria Virginia on Saturday night, July 9.  Most of the crowd was there to see headliner Kasey Chambers, who rocked the packed house with her distinct voice, beautiful songwriting, and poignant Australian stories, but Owen’s opening set was well received and his stage presence had the crowd laughing and ready to hear more.  He played alongside Berklee College of Music student and band mate Adrien Godat, who also strummed guitar and sang harmony.

The Art League Installs Unique New Solo Show

The Art League Installs Unique New Solo Show


The Art League, which is located inside Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory, installed their newest solo show this afternoon: “Printed in Pieces: Views of South County.” This unique photography exhibit features work by Frances Borchardt that captures the people and places along Maryland’s Western Shore.

Watch the video to hear from Rose O’Donnell, the Gallery Director, and Megan Fox, the Assistant Gallery Director, and to learn more about the show and Borchadt’s unique display in printers’ type cases.

Exhibit Dates: July 8 – August 1, 2011

Opening Reception & Meet the Artist featuring a bluegrass performance by The Higher Ground String Band: Thursday, July 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Open Thursdays until 9:00 pm

Sundays, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

Crystal City BID and Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse form Partnership to Bring Comedy Arts to City

From Crystal City BID:

Crystal City, VA – Award-winning Synetic Theater is getting a sense of humor thanks to the partnership formed by the Crystal City BID and Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse.

Bright and vibrant, Crystal City now features an abundance of fine restaurants, cafes, specialty stores, outdoor movie nights, bike trails, and the award-winning theater. With its quick access to the Metro area and proximity to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the area is attracting many well-known businesses, non-profits, artists, tourists, and residents - all who are excited to call Crystal City home. The two believe now is the time to bring quality entertainment into the growing city.

The ART of Culture

The ART of Culture

OMG it got hotter! Grab some free VitaminWater from G40 tonight and this weekend to cool off. Below is a listing of the evening events and then the schedule for when the building is open. A good friend's piece is located on the second floor at the end of the hallway just past CON's train wall. Breaking a little ground for her. Check her blog for a picture of her wall. http://www.happy-accidents.tumblr.com. She also added a Rerun & Spray cans (one can, PureEvil is a collaboration with the mysterious Mar5) to the wheat paste room, as well as contributing some Old School Cameras to the Albus Cavus room & right out side the elevator (all available for purchase, just ask). Keep the comments coming.

Scroll down for information for her first show at the Corner Store on Capitol Hill.
*Bonus* Same day, same neighborhood* 7:30, ALBUS CAVUS cookout at the Fridge (2.5 blocks away)