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Pixar’s latest release, Finding Dory, has already broken U.S. box office records on opening weekend, taking in $136.2 million and making it the most successful launch for an animated film in history. While a lot of credit can be given to its loveable predecessor, Finding Nemo, the forgetful blue tang fish Dory is quickly becoming one of Pixar’s most beloved characters.
SweatBox is an active workout experience that is entirely true to its name. The gym will open in DuPont Circle on May 4, but what I discovered at my first class is that you may want to start training for the entry-level session now.
More often than not, self-sufficiency is the type of independence to be admired. When it comes to helping other countries gain this same type of independence, the U.S. plays the role of the suffocating parent—and the same goes for aid in Afghanistan.
Synetic Theater’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a retelling of an old classic that adds even more excitement than the original through carefully constructed choreography, costume and an incredible set design.
OK Go kicked off its 2014 fall tour on the East Coast at 9:30 Club on Sept. 16. Before the band members even took to the stage to set up, audiences gathered over two hours early in order to get a good spot at the sold-out show. Surprisingly, OK Go didn’t have an opening act—yet they still managed to perform one of the coolest shows around DC.
The D.C. Black Theatre Festival is a 10-day long series of workshops, presentations and performances all related to the African experience. From June 20th-29th, artists, writers and producers gather in Mt. Vernon to produce original work. “Detroit Blues” is one of the pieces performed at the festival.
Alongside his latest work with animated dragons, Dean DeBlois is a Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, animator and editor. He co-wrote and co-directed the Oscar-nominated animated films “Lilo and Stitch” for Walt Disney Feature Animation and “How to Train Your Dragon” for DreamWorks Animation. His latest film, based on the “How to Train Your Dragon” book series, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” will release in the states on June 13. The Eagle’s Emily Packer sat down with DeBlois to discuss the new film.
The Wailers, the band famous for backing world-famous reggae musician Bob Marley, took to the stage of 9:30 Club to perform their album “Legend” on May 29. The floor was packed, the balcony filled with fans, the stage full of as many instruments and musicians it could manage, and wafting smoke filled in the rest.
The Gilbert C. Eastman theater at Gallaudet University presented the opening night of William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” on May 30. Faction of Fools Theatre Company adapted Shakespeare’s original play “Titus Andronicus” in a way that twisted the gruesome, murderous lines of the script into a straight-up crude comedy. The play is still as tragic as Shakespeare had written it to be, yet with everyone in the audience smiling and giggling as they gleefully make their way past the dark, blood-soaked stage.
Jonas Armstrong, best known for his role as Robin Hood in the BBC series, is starring as a
young man separated from his family during WWII in the upcoming movie “Walking with the
Enemy.” After disguising himself as a Nazi Schutzstaffel Officer, Armstrongs’s character, Elek
Cohen, will discover unsettling secrets about his family’s whereabouts and the invading
Germans in Hungary.
The District is full of nonprofits that specialize in a wide assortment of different causes. While the list leaves students with many options, the Scene chose five of the best ones to start for students looking to give back to the city. These nonprofits have been chosen for this list because they have found creative, beneficial ways to give back to the areas of their city that have been neglected. After all, if you want to impact the planet, you need to start with one city at a time.
It’s that time of year again, a time to give thanks for those special moments in their lives. But being thankful this Thanksgiving doesn’t mean showing appreciation by eating that second slice of pie—being thankful can also mean being generous.
Listed below are five organizations to volunteer with or donate to this Thanksgiving that will make a positive impact for those who need your help.
Directed by Lee Daniels, “The Paperboy” is far from as domestic as it sounds. Racy, erotic and nothing short of shocking, the movie places the viewers into a ‘70s vibe, a decade full of racial and sexual tensions, exhibited most prominently in the youngest of its cast, Jack Jansen (Zac Efron, “The Lucky One”), a paperboy facing anger and abandonment issues.
“Bridging the Light,” a new creation exhibited at the Corcoran Art Gallery from Sept. 5 to Sept. 9, complemented the pieces in Richard Diebenkorn’s “Ocean Park Series” skillfully and playfully.