Elizabeth Askew

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Do Men Look Like Fruits in the Kitchen, Or Do They Just Like Fruit?

Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17: Some 19 professional artists living around Dupont and Logan circles are opening their studio doors to a public astonished that it's still possible to make a living, period, let alone do it...

Lincoln and John Lennon Live On, At Least Through The Weekend

Closing Sunday, May 10: OMG, Lincoln is dying ALL OVER AGAIN on Sunday, when the lovely Library of Congress exhibit boasting a gagillion artifacts in his honor is shutttered for all time. With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln...

Spring Has Sprung, From Beneath the Manskirts at Wonderland

If you mark the beginning of Spring in DC by the emergence of cherry blossoms, a resurrected Jesus, or homeless people sleeping in Dupont Circle, we regret to inform you that you've made a grievous error. Spring does...

A Ragtag Team of Neil Impersonators, and Other Legends

Friday, May 1: For those who never tire of sexytime with aging furry-chested musical icons, or at least proximities thereof, Super Diamond is for you. It's not the "real" Neil Diamond, but are we so sure an original...

PostSecret Confesses to DC Its Love for Dead French Animals

Opening Friday, May 1: PostSecret, the little art project-turned-meme that has joined Netflix in bravely justifying the continued existence of the US Postal Service, is returning to its roots with a month-long exhibit at Hillyer Art Center. Creator Frank...

Celebrate National Hairball Day With Hands-On Hairball Activities

The National Museum of Health and Medicine, of Lincoln blood and dead fetus fame, is pursuing its mission of making the rest of DC vaguely uncomfortable through its observance of National Hairball Awareness Day. This "holiday," which for...

Secret U St. Bar Increases Capacity To Serve You

Speakeasies, once prevalent during the last run-up to a depression, are curiously popular again in our not-at-all-dry DC. Though it's not always clear what distinguishes a "speakeasy" from some other empty, expensive bar, the Gibson on U Street...

It’s a Sword Swallowing, Body Contorting, Drug-Addled Sort of Weekend

Tonight and Saturday, April 18: The Palace of Wonders is up to its usual shenanigans this weekend, starting with the The Olde City Sideshow tonight. A bevy of performers will be jamming swords and other gadgetry into themselves,...

Watch a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Film, Amongst Other Actual Classics, at the DC International Film Festival

DC is like the annoying little sister of decent American cities, hopping around from foot to foot and whining to bigger, fancier New York and San Francisco that it, too, can have big concerts and movie stars and such....

Legends Of Jazz, Television, And FURRIES, In A List Of Epic Proportions

Sunday, April 19: If you were too busy avoiding "hope" (Garth Brooks) to attend the free inaugural concert in January, then you have another chance to enjoy a free ride with the Green Apple Music Festival on the National...

Easter for Procrastinators and a Revolution Born of Ice Cream, Not Teabags

Saturday, April 18: The Southern Foodways Alliance brings its roving Potlikking Film Festival to Johnny's Half Shell on Capitol Hill. The Festival combines documentaries about chicken and sweet potato pie with actual for-the-eating Southern food from places...

Paintings by New Yorker Cartoonist, Poop Art Explained

Closing Friday, April 17: We all know how your Wonkette feels about a certain New Yorker luminary, but one bad apple shouldn't spoil the whole bunch. The Austrian Embassy is, for just a few more days, showing paintings and...

Recession Dining For Struggling Winos

With Wal-Mart the last remaining profitable enterprise on Earth these days, other businesses are having to find creative ways to attract and retain their poverty-stricken clientele. Recognizing how inflated their own alcohol prices can be, restaurants have been...

Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Out to Get You

Tonight: DC comedian Seaton Smith is premiering his 10-episode web series premised on an unfortunate dude who suspects that an entire corporation exists for sole purpose of irritating him. "Annoy Charlie Smith Inc." was filmed entirely in DC,...

Insane Burlesque Space Show Compensates for General NASA Fail

Man, the Cold War, those were the days, right? Spy satellites, moon walking, cosmonauts -- and all this, minus the constant lingering threat of nuclear annihilation, can be yours at the Out of This World Party on Saturday in...

Japanime-Filled Art Party Is One Cherry Blossom Event That Probably Won’t Suck

Heyo, here is a cherry blossom-sanctioned event that may actually be worth attending. The Cherry Blast provides a reassuring alternative to all the outdoorsy wholesome family-friendly activities you try so hard to avoid. For $10, you can get...