PoP Weekend and Upcoming Picks


Ed. Note: If you have events you’d like included in the weekend picks please email [email protected]

The Barnett-Aden Collection looks great! From the Informer:

The Barnett-Aden Collection dates back to the 1920’s. If was founded by James Herring, founder of the Howard University Department of Art, and Alonzo Aden, curator of the University’s Gallery of Art, both of whom were collectors of art. In 1943, they opened an art gallery in their Washington, D.C. home, and named it the Barnett-Aden Gallery.

At a time when most African American artists could not exhibit in mainstream museums and galleries, the Barnett-Aden Gallery provided exhibit space for artists to showcase their talents. Artists like John Robinson, Archibald Motley, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, and many others exhibited in the gallery.

The collection is being shown at the Hemphill Fine Arts Gallery located at 1515 14th Street, NW. You can view the exhibit on their Web site here. Exhibit is on display until March 7th.

Regular Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
or by appointment.
Please call 202.234.5601 for more information.

Margarita tasting tomorrow 1-3pm @ Good Libations

From an email:

If you have time stop by for an early afternoon taste of the new Jose Cuervo Silver. Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Silver, made with Blue Agave, is clear, clean and colorless. Serve chilled for the ultimate smooth silver shot.
For those who feel it maybe too early for shots of tequila we are making Margaritas.

Good Libations -1201 5th St. NW (corner of 5th & M NW) -202.347.1006


Not exactly for the weekend but I wanted to put this on your radar for next week. From an email:

March 5th
Ticket price: $15 – $18 for adults; $12.50 for children

On Thursday, March 5, 2009, CARE will present A POWERFUL NOISE Live
in more than 450 movie theatres nationwide for one night only. The
event will begin with the acclaimed documentary, “A Powerful
Noise,” which follows three women from different countries who
overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to bring lasting solutions
to their communities. Continues after the jump.

Immediately after the film, there will be a town hall discussion
with former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, CARE Advocate
Christy Turlington Burns, CARE President and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle,
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof
and actress and activist Natalie Portman broadcast live from New
York City to theatres. The film’s executive producer Sheila C.
Johnson also will be on hand to make a special announcement!

The 90-minute event will be shown locally at the following theaters:

Ballston Commons 12

AMC Mazza Gallerie 7

AMC Hoffman 22

AMC Tyson’s Corner 16
MCLEAN, VA 22102

Tickets are limited! Buy now by clicking here, or visit
www.apowerfulnoise.org for more information. Also, when you get 10
or more of your friends to buy tickets to A POWERFUL NOISE Live,
you’ll get a free event ticket to a participating theatre of your
choice! Find out the details and earn your free event ticket today!

A POWERFUL NOISE Live is presented by CARE and NCM Fathom in
partnership with ONE and the U.N. Commission on the Status of
Women. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization that fights
global poverty by empowering women and girls to bring lasting
change to their communities. Get involved at www.care.org.


From an email:

12 Pound Sound, New Monthly Party, Officially Launches Sat. 28 Feb. at Red Lounge

Washington, DC, 12 Feb 2009 – Today DJs Spiggy, Andrew Jaye and B. Gully announce the official launch of their new collaborative effort, 12 Pound Sound, on Saturday, 28 February 2009 at Red Lounge (2013 14th Street at U Street NW). 12 Pound Sound is a monthly party that will be held every 4th Saturday at Red Lounge. Entrance is $5 at the door, or free with RSVP to [email protected]

Responding to a perceived drop in the standards of musical quality and creativity in dance clubs, Spiggy, Andrew Jaye and B. Gully teamed up to put together a new sound and a new atmosphere. Due to their diverse musical backgrounds, the group should be able to create a welcoming, relaxed environment for anyone prepared to simply have fun. Please visit http://www.12poundsound.com for more information.

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