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Art Therapy Prescription for a healthier, happier YOU!

Philippa P.B. HughesBy Philippa P.B. Hughes on Dec 05, 2012 | Add a Comment Add a Comment (498)

Art Therapy Prescription for a healthier, happier YOU!

Time to trade in your weekly therapy session for some local arts and culture events happening this weekend. Here at Pink Line HQ, we know that attending arts and culture events can improve your physical and mental health so we've specially selected weekend picks that are sure to get you out of the box, or should we say out of the cubicle, and feeling healthier and happier in no time.

Warning: The Pink Line Team can only help you so much without a full analysis of your condition. For more art therapy, please self medicate by checking out our calendar!


Music Pick of the Week from Hometown Sounds

Vandaveer, the duo of Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin, have the sweetest and most dynamic vocals of anyone performing in DC. Perfect harmonies, deep songcraft and many years of performing together make them a must-see live show. Their fourth album, "Oh, Willie Please..." is due out in early 2013, and they're sure to preview some of that new material at Iota on December 9th.

Global Tree Project

Dec 5, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

GAIL MONTPLAISIR and NORMAN SMITH Invite you to a celebration of the publication of GLOBAL TREE PROJECT and a booksigning with artist SHINJI TURNER-YAMAMOTO

The Garden of Steven World Premiere and After Party

Dec 5, 2012, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Steven Crosby, a small town missionary in a strange land stumbles upon the low road to salvation with the help of a little Mayan girl, a black magic woman, and a saint with a cigar... Sponsored by the amazing folks at 3 STARS BREWING COMPANY, join...

Open House at Embassy of Denmark

Dec 6, 2012, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

ONE-DAY-ONLY OPEN HOUSE FOR THE PUBLIC DECEMBER 6TH A treat for architects, art enthusiasts and cultural buffs alike, this is a one-day-only opportunity to visit the Residence of the Ambassador – a home rarely open to the general public. Along with...

DJs in the Garden: Spin, Cut & Groove

Dec 6, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Keep warm on the ice every Thursday night from 6:00–9:00 p.m. through February 28 while a DJ spins popular music from the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s, including a wide range of musical styles such as Hip-Hop, R&B, Disco, Pop, Rock and Roll, and... W3FI: A digital experience revealing the connections between our online and offline selves. By Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran Thu Dec 6, 2012 - Sun Jan 20, 2013 / Free / Terrace Gallery Opening Reception: Thu Dec 6 / 7-10pm / Free...

W3FI: Opening Reception

Dec 6, 2012, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

W3FI: A digital experience revealing the connections between our online and offline selves. By Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran Thu Dec 6, 2012 - Sun Jan 20, 2013 / Free / Terrace Gallery Opening Reception: Thu Dec 6 / 7-10pm / Free...

Capitol City Creatives C3 DC Arts Showcase

Dec 7, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

C3 brings together arts organizations, advocates, and artists to highlight DC's important contribution to the international arts community. Revel in creative spirit, artistic discourse, and innovation as DC's creative minds join forces to host the...

Mentor + Mentee II: Maryland Edition

Dec 7, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 2012; 6pm-9pm Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2012 - January 26, 2013 The Brentwood Arts Exchange presents Mentor + Mentee II: Maryland Edition in the gallery from December 3, 2012 - January 26, 2013. The...

Project Dispatch: One of Five

Dec 7, 2012, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Delicious Spectacle is pleased to present One of Five, an exhibition of Project Dispatch artists. For the month of December, Project Dispatch will take over the exhibition space at Delicious Spectacle to present a diverse range of works that...

Maida Withers Dance Construction Company premieres Collision Course - a.k.a. Pillow Talk

Dec 7, 2012, 8:00pm - Dec 8, 2012, 8:00pm

Maida Withers, legendary experimental choreography, premieres Collision Course - a.k.a. Pillow Talk a provocative evening-length dance theatre work of associated memories, dreams, and nightmares. This real yet surreal performance by four...

Focus! On Video Art and Short Film

Dec 7, 2012, 6:30pm - Dec 8, 2012, 10:00pm

FOCUS! delves into the disciplinary overlaps of video art and short film. The two-day series of screenings and discussions will examine the ways in which cinematographers and short film makers are increasingly distorting the boundaries between the...

The Happy Buddha Brings Peace and Laughter: A Special Show for Toys for Tots

Dec 8, 2012, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

A very special edition of the "Happy Buddha Brings Peace and Laughter" will be held at DCAC to benefit the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. All proceeds other than expenses will be donated on behalf of the DC Comedy Community. Additionally, there...

Design Yourself: IAMNMAI Art Jam

Dec 8, 2012, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

"Design Yourself: IAMNMAI Art Jam" is an artistic partnership designed to explore issues of identity, community and mixed heritage through art while reminding us that everyone, in their own way, is part of NMAI. The program features Louie Gong (...

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Nov 12, 2012 (All day) - Dec 9, 2012 (All day)

Ticket discount code for our fans: PINKLINE. Following a hit run at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is embarking on an international tour to share its dream-like journey of self discovery, magical moments,...


Nov 26, 2012 (All day) - Dec 9, 2012 (All day)

BIKKURIBAKO is an untranslatable Japanese concept which essentially means “lovely surprise box.” The impromptu gallery is an experiment in the synergies possible between the business and art communities, and an attempt to bring a surprising burst of...

The Network, video portraits of contemporary American leadership and innovation in Washington, DC

Dec 11, 2012, 10:00am - 6:00pm

The Network portrait unveiling, National Portrait Gallery. “Lincoln Schatz’s The Network uses an innovative technological matrix to introduce the people, ideas, and interconnections that drive our nation forward. Leaping past conventions of “...

Art Maryland 2012

Oct 26, 2012 (All day) - Dec 14, 2012 (All day)

Art Maryland 2012, a biennial, juried multi-media exhibit, opens October 26 at the Howard County Center for the Arts. The exhibit features work selected from nearly 470 entries submitted by 169 artists working in a wide variety of styles and mediums...

Selections from Combat Paper

Nov 1, 2012 (All day) - Dec 15, 2012 (All day)

A NEW EXHIBITION CURATED BY ARTIST JASON HUGHES AT THE STAMP GALLERY Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, November 1, 2012 5-8pm Veterans Week Kick-off Reception will be held on November 5, 2-5PM COLLEGE PARK—MD The Stamp Gallery at the...


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