Photo of a type cabinet at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center courtesy of erin m
Each week in this space I will be bringing you some ideas of things to do to keep busy around town. Obviously, this is will never be a complete record of everything going on, so please feel free to chime in with comments about your own recommendations or accuse me of suggesting complete rubbish.
Thursday, July 10: Our fellow bloggers over at The New Gay are throwing a party they call “I Heart DC”. How could we not recommend that? The “co-ed and straight friendly” party will prominently feature DC bands in the indie-oriented playlist.
Friday, July 11: Attend the opening of “ACADEMY 2008” at the Conner Contemporary. The show features selected works by recent BFA and MFA graduates of area universities. Reception runs 6-8 (show hangs until July 26).
Saturday, July 12: Wale – Mark Ronson associate, mixtape impresario, and consummate District-representer – headlines the “Welcome to DC Concert” at Love. It is really important to the promoters that you note their dress code – “Please be business casual!” (the many sartorial prohibitions are listed on their site).
Tuesday, July 15: The Cato Institute presents a policy forum entitled “McCain and Obama: Comparing Their Economic Platforms”. Experts from Cato and the Center for American Progress will discuss the candidate’s positions over lunch. Knowledge is power. (Note: Event is free, but requires advance RSVP)
Wednesday, July 16: Find something at the Capital Fringe Festival that looks worth a Wednesday night. It could turn out to be good or completely dreadful. Either way, let us know what you picked.