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I Love a Parade

the art parade by kenyee

Have you ever been to an art parade?  I haven’t either, but if I ask you again on Sunday your answer had better be, “Hell yes I’ve been to an art parade! I went to one yesterday, the WPArade!”  Sure we’ve all seen the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a small town main street parade, and possibly even a gay pride parade, but art parades are a little harder to come by nowadays.  However this Saturday June 5th at noon, the Washington Project for the Arts will be putting on “an extravaganza of artists connecting with community to create a moving visual spectacle of art and culture”.

The parade route starts near Nationals Park at M Street SE and ends at The Bullpen, stopping midway for performances.  The current list of participating artists include Floating Lab Collective, Glade Dance Collective, Irvine Contemporary Art, and many more.  It’s not to late to participate yourself though!  Contact Kristina using the contact info at the bottom of this link.

And on that note I leave you with a performance of “I Love a Parade” on the Judy Garland Show, circa 1963.  They just don’t make TV like this anymore, probably for good reason.

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Entertainment, Life in the Capital, The District

SynchroSwim @ Capitol Skyline Pool

DC Synchromasters by Max Cook

One of DC’s hottest scenes this summer has been the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool.  Like spring break on steroids, you’ll find all of the cool kids drinking, smoking, drinking and splashing around in the warm summer sun.  A DJ spins tunes, inflatable pool toys fly through the air, and six packs flex in hopes of a post pool hookup.  This is where real people hang out.  Real cool people.  This is the real world, or at least the real DC.

Despite not having a six pack, when I heard that the Washington Project for the Arts was holding a synchronized swimming contest at the pool in addition to experimental video projections by Connor Contemporary Art, I knew it was something I couldn’t pass up.  The contest, SynchroSwim, featured five teams competing in an unorthodox display of aquatic acrobatics.  Prizes were awarded for best performance, best visual spectacle, and crowd favorite.

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