The third annual Hip Hop Festival at the Kennedy Center, sponsored by Words Beats Life. The festival featured a breakdancing competition inside and a paint jam competition on the plaza outside the Kennedy Center.
I had the great opportunity to photograph the Washington Ballet from the wings, at their dress rehearsal at Sidney Harman Hall, on October 31st.
Contemporary Masters was a program combining three of the great modern dance choreographers.
Mark Morris’s Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes had classic shapes and emotionally elegant movements.
Merce Cunningham’s Duets was performed by six couples, one pair at a time on stage, improvising to the patterns of the electronic music of John Cage.
The final work was Paul Taylor’s Company B, portraying the hope and sadness of World War II.
The High Heel Race on 17th Street, on October 30th.’
Matthew Shepard’s ashes were interred in the National Cathedral on October 26, and there was a vigil for him in Dupont Circle the night before.
Another in the great series of Sunset and Chill fire spinning events at Olde City Farm and Garden, on October 20th.
On Wednesday night, 10/2/18, the committee had not yet met but the preliminary word appeared to be that the FBI report was complete. There was a large protest and vigil in front of the Supreme Court.
The Caps celebrated the opening day of their new season, with the raising of the Stanley Cup banner and great hopes for the coming year. The game was broadcast on a large screen outside the arena, and the surrounding streets were full of red.
Ford’s Theatre is putting on Born Yesterday, a classic 1940’s political comedy. I got to go on a social media preview of it, with the props director Marie Scneggenburger showing us the props she had purchased and designed for the show, based on a 1940’s glamorous hotel similar to the Willard.
Pyroxotic performing at Art All Night in Shaw
Bubble artist Jennifer Shannon at Art All Night in Shaw. The “fire bubbles” are especially amazing – she covers her arm with bubble liquid, then puts her hand in a flame and draws the fire upwards.