03 April 2015


ART. Really looking forward to Rose Jaffe's Women In Color opening at The Fridge tomorrow night! See also: Matt Hollis's Eternal Spring at Anacostia Arts Center (show up through the end of the month) and tonight's Black Lives/White Light opening at ReCreative Spaces.

FOOD. BYE WINTER. Dupont's Freshfarms Farmer's Market regular hours are back in effect starting Sunday (and holy WOW, the @ChaiaDC x @tallulahalexandra taco collaboration that will be available looks bonkers).

LIFESTYLE. Midnight/moonlight/TONIGHT: the #FullMoon5kDC kicks off at 11:45 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. So cool.

PLAN AHEAD. Your Best April went up at Brightest Young Things: all the things for your evenings and weekends, forever (well, until May).

MUSIC. Keep an eye on the @aCreativeDC Instagram feed next week – ticket giveaways for Priests and Dan Deacon are up for grabs in partnership with 9:30 Club and 9:30 Club Presents...at U Street Music Hall (confetti emoji).

CREATIVE JAMZ. 7 Habits of Highly Persistent People at Fast Company, and How Dolcezza Gelato Keeps Growing Without Losing Its Personal Touch (ie: the art of figuring it out as you go) in this month's Bon Appetit. Great reads, both.

WAIT. ONE MORE ART THING. The FY16 DCCAH Grants lineup was announced this week – check the funding opportunities online here, and/or RSVP here to attend the annual presentation on Tuesday AM/for the full 411. That money is YOURS to GET so GO and GET IT.

AND LASTLY, A QUICK NOTE: Hugely excited to celebrate ninety days since having launched A Creative DC – I am NOT a slow-down-to-throw-a-party kind of person, but this project, truly, feels less like my own and more like creative DC's at large, and for that reason I wanted to make sure I acknowledged and said THANK YOU for the incredible response. With over 13,500 tags in the #aCreativeDC feed on Instagram and a dozen interviews so far with DC doers, makers, and artists, I'm thrilled that it's turned into a resource for D I S C O V E R Y – I've lived here ten years and what I've learned about the creative fabric of this city in the last three months has blown my mind.

Since January I've been using Panda Head Blog to host the online element of A Creative DC, and for the time being I'll be using a little more of this space/my energies to grow and develop the new project. Regularly scheduled Panda Head Blog programming will resume as soon as A Creative DC has its own dedicated home, but until then (and above), please meet the newest A Creative DC feature – THIS WEEK/NEXT WEEK. It's a short + sweet, all-quadrants look at what went down and what's coming up in the city (pulled from what Y-O-U are tagging to the #aCreativeDC feed and beyond), and you can access it through Panda Head or via aCreativeDC.com. Again and as always, huge thanks for your support.

image courtesy Rose Jaffe




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