The Weekend Scene: April 10-12
Start off fancy and end up crazy with this weekend’s guide.
Start off fancy this weekend with classical chamber music and feminist art. After that, take off those dresses and button downs and lose some inhibition at an audience interactive performance. A person can’t be put together all the time and can’t always be crazy. So why not be a little of both?
Library of Congress Chamber Concert
Put those books down, put on some nice clothes and head over to the Library of Congress for a chamber music concert. This concert will feature a collaboration of classical musicians, including violinist Daniel Hope, pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel. The majestically old venue coupled with works by Brahms and Schumann will make students feel timeless, transporting them back to the 1800s. Best part of it all? It’s free! Get your tickets fast before they’re sold out. And if students can’t get their hands on a ticket in time, the Library of Congress will offer rush tickets two hours before the performance.
When: Friday, April 10, 8 p.m.
Where: Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, SE
Metro: Capitol South, Orange and Blue Lines
The Feminist Art Movement
Students who like feminism, art and AU professors should check out The Feminist Art Movement panel at the Hillyer Art Space. AU art professors Helen Langa and Ying-Chen Peng will take part in this panel. Langa has an expertise in American art, and Peng focuses on modern Chinese art history. They will join artist Jesse Harrod to discuss the history of feminist art and controversial art in museums and galleries. Because the folks at Hillyer understand the hunger that prevails college students, they will provide free coffee and pastries at the event. Show up to the event with $5 for entree, an open mind and a critical eye for art.
When: Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m.
Where: Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, Red Line
TXT (D.C. Premiere)
Brian Feldman created this performance titled “txt” (pronounced “text”) to provide an interactive experience to his audience. In “txt,” the protagonist receives his lines from the audience’s tweets. The audience can tweet anything to the performer, and the performer will have to recite every single absurd tweet during the 45 minute show. Don't have a Twitter account? Don’t sweat it. The show will provide each audience member with an anonymous Twitter account to use. Students might think anonymity and social media are a catastrophic duo (and they are), but catastrophe can be exhilarating. The show costs $20 for adults and $15 for students. Buy tickets online in advance.
When: Sunday, April 12, 6:45 p.m.
Where: American Poetry Museum at the Center for Poetic Thought, 1922 Martin Luther King Jr Ave., SE
Metro: Anacostia, Green Line