Catharsis on the Mall offered many activities during the weekend, preceding the ceremonial burn on Saturday night, in a fantastic encampment built on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
The Words Beats & Life Hip-Hop Festival at the Kennedy Center, with the Top Notch b-boy/b-girl battle and the Fine Lines Paint Jam.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year is celebrating the circus arts on the Mall.
Lafayette Square, the afternoon of Trump’s announcement.
A few months ago, Ben’s Chili Bowl decided to paint over its mural featuring Bill Cosby and Barack Obama. There’s been a lot of speculation about who would appear on the new mural, including an option for people to vote on their favorite. Today was the opening presentation of the new mural, and the answer … Continue reading Ben’s new mural
I saw only the end of the March for Life, as it ended at the Supreme Court, but even with many people having already finished the March, the crowd was still huge after six hours on a cold day. There were pro-life speakers in front of the Court, and a few pro-choice advocates standing nearby.
Two years ago, I took one of the first public tours of the Dupont Underground space, which was still very raw. Now, after two years of work, the non-profit Dupont Underground has opened the space for more tours and future events. This tour included light projections in one area of the tunnel. The space is … Continue reading Dupont Underground – revisited
On July 10th, there was a second Black Lives Matter rally, following on the one on July 7th. The rally began at the African American Civil War Memorial with speeches and prayers, and then marched through Shaw, then Chinatown, and ended at the White House.