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An Article for Those with Wanderlust

An Article for Those with Wanderlust

I want to know what people think of when they hear the word “Thailand”. Is it Pad Thai? The sprawling megalopolis of Bangkok? The beautiful women? Amazing cuisine? Cheap beach resorts? Or maybe someone famous like Tiger Woods?

Twenty hours total from JFK airport to get to Bangkok and all I had was a cell number, a street address in Thai, and the instructions, “when you arrive Bro, get a drink for the drive and get to Pattaya”. Doing what I normally do when faced with the dilemma of needing to get somewhere and having no idea how to, I grabbed a beer and went with the flow, looking forward to the adventure. The first lesson I learned was not to ask a cab driver if he likes American music. They will without a doubt take this as a cue to blast something that is barely discernable as music, sounding more like two drunk cats in heat by the name of Ke$ha or Justin Bieber.

"Give Me Your Hand" at the Corcoran

"Give Me Your Hand" at the Corcoran

Sunday, February 13 at 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored with the US-Ireland Alliance

Two of Ireland’s most eminent actors, Dearbhla Molloy and Dermot Crowley, take to the Corcoran’s stage to perform Give Me Your Hand, based on a collection of poems by celebrated Irish poet Paul Durcan. An original and exciting look at some of the world’s most famous paintings, Molloy and Crowley freshly interpret and give voice to masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rubens, Gainsborough, and others in the collection of the National Gallery in London. Witty, touching, acerbic, and insightful, the performance brings the audience on a journey through the National Gallery and the unique prism of Durcan’s imagination.

 

Click here to see excerpts from a past performance.

 

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Treat your date on a romantic evening at the Corcoran any Thursday in February for Thursday Date Nights!  Enjoy two-for-one gallery admission between 5 - 9 p.m. and Cafe specials featuring "Champagne & Kisses," which includes two glasses of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries or a cheese and fruit plate ($15). 

Date nights:

February 17

February 24

Print this coupon and present it to the front desk upon admission to receive the Thursday Date Nights special.

Blue Man Group Coming To D.C.'s Warner Theatre

Blue Man Group Coming To D.C.'s Warner Theatre

This story comes to us from Deb Fiscella:

The high-octane theatrical experience that is Blue Man Group will pump up the Warner Theatre for a limited engagement, March 23 to April 3, 2011.

Tickets, starting at $32 (plus applicable service charges), are on sale now at the Warner Theatre Box Office, online at www.LiveNation.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, and via phone at (800) 551-7328.

For special group rates on select performances, call (866) 276-2947. For more information, call the Warner Theatre at (202) 783-4000 or visit www.warnertheatre.com. Blue Man Group, the critically acclaimed show that USA Today calls “an ecstatic experience,” is best known for its widely popular, yet totally unique performances.

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

The DC Shorts Film Festival celebrated its seventh year in 2010 and has become one of the area's best events. This weekend, January 28-29, DC Shorts will host a “Best of” program, highlighting some of the outstanding short films from the past seven years.

The average filmgoer doesn't get a chance to see many short films, if any. But short films can offer something that feature films can't. Because of the short format, filmmakers are given the freedom to be daring. They can take risks, try things they never have before, and the results can be unforgettable.

With a two hour program, the audience can be treated to around a dozen films, including narrative, documentary, and experimental. And just like the weather in some places, if you don't like a film... just wait five minutes.

Keeping the Dream Alive: BET Honors and MLK

Keeping the Dream Alive:  BET Honors and MLK

Washington,D.C. was full of star power this past weekend with the annual BET HONORS 2011 taping at the Warner Theatre.  Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosted the show for a third year, honoring legendary actress Cicely Tyson (Theatrical Arts), Oscar award-winning actor/musician and comedian Jamie Foxx (Entertainer), supermodel/entrepreneur Iman (Service), publishing mogul Linda Johnson Rice (Media), world renowned musician/composer Herbie Hancock (Musical Arts) and accomplished historian/educator Lonnie G. Bunch (Education).

Bring Out the Handcuffs this Valentine’s Day at the Annual “Crimes of Passion” Experience

Bring Out the Handcuffs this Valentine’s Day at the Annual “Crimes of Passion” Experience

Flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, handcuffs…there are many ways to show your affections this Valentine’s Day season. This Valentine’s Day, those darker ones among us can offer their loves ones a unique celebration for the most romantic day of the year, courtesy of the National Museum of Crime and Punishment.  Back by popular demand, couples are invited to spend their Valentine’s Day weekend to visit the museum and experience “Crimes of Passion,” a special exhibit unlike anything else offered on this romantic holiday weekend.