• Arts

    Light Yards

    Light Yards is the newest installation at Yards Park.  Created by Lucion Media of Montreal, the work consists of four huge globes that at first seem fairly ordinary, until you see the shadow technology and figure out the ways to project selfies or write with your phone flashlight. The installation runs through December 31, from 6-10 each night.  

  • Arts

    Georgetown Glow

    Georgetown Glow is back for its fourth year, with light installations throughout historic Georgetown. Here’s the information on it – it runs through January 7th, so there is plenty of time to enjoy it. Some of the highlights: Horizontal Interference, by Joachim Slugocki and Katarzyna Malejka Aqueous, by Jen Lewin Light Cloud, by Ted Bazydlo and Brandon Newcomer My Light is Your Light, by Alaa Minawi Bands of Friendship, by Vikas Patil and Santosh Gujar Open Lounge, by Geraud Periole And as a bonus, look across from the Georgetown waterfront to see the Kennedy Center in rainbow colors.

  • Arts

    New Mural in SW

    There’s a great new mural going up in SW. Wrapping around three sides of a small store, it’s a color riot of geometric shapes with flowers, butterflies, faces, and birds. The mural is by Eric Ricks, and is part of the MuralsDC program, sponsored by the Department of Public Works and the Commission on the Arts and Humanities. If you go this week, you can still see it in process.  It’s at 1399 Half St. SW (that’s not the Half Street by Nats stadium, it’s a couple of blocks away on the other side of South Capitol.  Who knew there were two Half Streets in D.C.?)

  • Culture

    Dia de los Muertos

    The Petworth Arts Collaborative sponsored a great Dia de los Muertos procession on Wednesday night, marching down Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street. Several of the D.C. Focused photographers were there, and here’s some of what we saw:

  • Festivals

    It’s County Fair Time!

    Two fairs are open this week -the Montgomery County Fair through Saturday, and the Arlington County Fair through Sunday. And if you miss these, there's the D.C. State Fair on September 24th. The views of the fair are magical at night, but interesting during the day too.