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With cartoons, caskets, family secrets and young love, Broadway musical “Fun Home” brings a bittersweet coming-of-age – and coming out – story to the stage. After winning five Tony Awards during its Broadway run, “Fun Home” kicked off its D.C. premiere on April 20 at the National Theatre.
Celebrating both a rich history and a new direction, the AU Dance Company will host its annual spring dance concert on April 21 and 22. “Dance Works” will explore eight different styles of dance through pieces choreographed by students, faculty members and guest artists.
Featuring comedy, drama, goddesses, sea monsters and giants, the AU Department of Performing Arts’ production of “Argonautika” will present an ancient Greek myth with a twist on March 30 at the Greenberg Theatre.
AU’s Department of Performing Arts kicked off its spring theater season with an intense, action-packed production of “Dracula” this weekend. With elaborate lighting, chilling sound effects and creepy puppets, the play kept audience members on the edge of their seats throughout the night.
Mitski took Black Cat by storm on Nov. 18, performing a memorable set in support of her fourth album, “Puberty 2.”
A group of approximately 40 students attended a campus walkout and protest on the steps of the Mary Graydon Center on Tuesday afternoon, rallying in response to the Trump presidency.
NYC-based singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki will take the stage at the Black Cat in D.C. on Nov. 18, supporting the release of her 2016 album “Puberty 2.”
AU’s South Asian Student Association is celebrating the art of South Asia this week with its annual culture and fashion show on Oct. 21. Jalwa: Annual SASA Culture Show will liven up the Tavern with traditional cultural and artistic performances from a variety of South Asian countries.
Echostage was filled with
confetti, colorful lights and good vibes Sunday night, as indie pop band Glass
Animals brought its hotly anticipated “How To Be A Human Being” tour to the
Indie pop band Glass Animals will perform at Echostage on Sept. 25. The Oxford-based band is touring in support of its new album “How To Be A Human Being,” which was released on August 26 to critical acclaim.
D.C. police responded to a report of a possible hand grenade near Wilson High School in Tenleytown Tuesday afternoon. No hazardous materials were found at the site, according to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Office of Public Information.
Break out your best suit or dress and spend an unforgettable evening on foreign soil—without the hassle of leaving the country. Whether it’s an evening relaxing in the Bahamas or a night of dancing at a Venetian ball, these embassy events are an unmissable part of the AU experience. Go solo or with a group of friends, and indulge in a night of cultural history, live music and international cuisine. Bonus: If you bring your passport you can get stamps to brag about!
AU’s own version of the Oscars took place this April when professional cinema fraternity Delta Kappa Alpha hosted its second annual Film Festival in collaboration with the School of Communication’s American Visions Awards organization. Held in MGC’s Wechsler Theater on April 8, the event pulled off its award show vibe with the help of sparkling cider, cocktail shrimp and a life-size cutout of Leonardo DiCaprio.
Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, BloomBars is something of a hidden treasure. The arts and community center was created in 2008 and runs off donations and help from volunteers. Despite the name, BloomBars doesn’t serve drinks. Instead, the community center focuses on redefining the meaning of “bar,” offering art rather than alcohol.
Every year, the College Art Association sponsors an exhibit of works by artists in MFA and MA programs throughout the East Coast. This spring, AU’s own Katzen Art Gallery was chosen to host the exhibition, called RBTL, or Read Between the Lines. The featured artists hail from a variety of places, ranging from small art colleges in Philadelphia to larger state schools in the DMV area.
Sick of sappy love songs by Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith? This Valentine's Day, celebrate your romance with music that goes beyond the cliches. Whether you’re spending time with your significant other or enjoying waffles in honor of Galentine’s Day, this playlist will get you in the perfect mood.