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Art Therapy Prescription for a healthier, happier YOU!

Philippa P.B. HughesBy Philippa P.B. Hughes on Dec 12, 2012 | Add a Comment Add a Comment (1378)

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:

ASHERU - CLAY DAVIS VIDEO

And a plug for a music showcase curated by Hometown Sounds!

The Hometown Sounds Internet music stream turns 1 year old on Saturday December 15th! To celebrate we’re launching a monthly showcase of great local bands at the brand new music venue 9th & Beats, inside Old Dominion Brewhouse.

2 PM: The Torches
3 PM: Peanut Butter & Dave
4 PM: The Grey Area
5 PM: The North Country
6 PM: Black Checker

For the opening weekend of 9th & Beats there’s no cover charge! Come check out DC music in this new all ages space.

More info on Facebook.

Pink Line's art event picks:

Katzen-105 Open Studios

Dec 12, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come on out to Katz-105 and check out some painting, drawing, and sculpture works that the art students have created this semester! Artists include: Alexandra Porta Humbert, Carolyn Becker, Jillian Shpuntoff, Jara Montez, Todd Kimes, Kristen Ennis,... 

Soapbox

Dec 13, 2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrate the season with Soapbox! Please join us on Thursday, December 13 7-9pm for performances by Eames Armstrong, Monica Jahan Bose, and Bryana Siobhan. As curator of Soapbox and a performance writer, Eames Armstrong will present a slideshow...

All Things Gold: Alex Metric, St. Lucia, Black Light Dinner Party, and Gold Fields

Dec 13, 2012, 9:00pm - 11:59pm

All Things Gold returns to U Street Music Hall next Thursday, December 13th for one of our most stacked line-ups yet. We’ve got two mega headliners holding up the fort on both ends of the room. Behind the decks we’re happy to welcome UK DJ-producer...

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...

GMU Art & Design Senior Show

Dec 10, 2012, 6:00pm - Dec 14, 2012, 10:00pm

The School of Art and Design at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, presents an exhibition, highlighting works produced by their international body of graduating students. Included in the exhibition will be a presentation of work...

GMU Art & Design Senior Show

Dec 14, 2012, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The School of Art and Design at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, presents an exhibition, highlighting works produced by their international body of graduating students. Included in the exhibition will be a presentation of work...

Who in the Whatnow?: A Variety Show

Dec 14, 2012, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Man on the Street DC presents “Who in the Whatnow?” DC's newest variety series! Come see the inaugural performance of “Who in the Whatnow?” a new comedy/variety show featuring standup, sketch, improv, and gameshow elements. We'll be at 9th &...

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...

GRUMP AT Hometown Sounds Showcase at 9th & Beats ARTISPHERE

Dec 15, 2012, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Buy Rad Presents: Made by Local Indie Designers Dec 15 / 10-4pm / Free / Ballroom GRUMP is the best ever alternative holiday craft show and is your chance to shop local this holiday season. Let’s be real, the mall is sad and full of Pillow Pets and... 

Hometown Sounds Showcase at 9th & Beats

Dec 15, 2012 1:00pm - 7:00pm

The Hometown Sounds Internet music stream turns 1 year old on December 15th! To celebrate we're launching a monthly showcase of great local bands at the brand new music venue 9th & Beats, inside Old Dominion Brewhouse.

Hamiltonian Hackathon

Dec 15, 2012, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Hamiltonian Gallery Saturday December 15th, at 1:00pm at the crossroads of art and technology. Hosted by Billy Friebele, Hamiltonian Hackathon will be a daylong event in which guest collaborators Jonathan Monaghan, Alberto Gaitan and Nathan...

Hometown Sounds Showcase at 9th & Beats

Dec 15, 2012, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

The Hometown Sounds Internet music stream turns 1 year old on December 15th! To celebrate we're launching a monthly showcase of great local bands at the brand new music venue 9th & Beats, inside Old Dominion Brewhouse. 1 PM: DJ set from P.Vo 2...

Katherine Tzu-lan Mann Solo Exhibition

Nov 3, 2012, 6:00pm - Dec 15, 2012, 10:00pm

Please join us for Katherine Mann’s Solo Exhibition! Exhibition: November 3rd, 2012 - December 15th, 2012 Opening: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 Katherine Mann’s paintings show how patterned, highly wrought, decorative elements coalesce from the...

Santarchy Washington DC 2012

Dec 15, 2012, 1:00pm - 10:00pm

WHAT IS SANTARCHY? Santarchy/Santacons take place every year in major cities all over the world, involving tens of thousands of Santas. Santarchy is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-sensical celebration of holiday cheer, goodwill...

Sunday Kind of Love feauturing Alan King and Reuben Jackson

Dec 16, 2012, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Please join us on Sunday December 16th as poets Alan King and Reuben Jackson take the stage for December's Sunday Kind of Love! Alan will read from his debut book, Drift (Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2012) and Reuben is back in town for his first...

A Killing Game

Nov 28, 2012, 7:30pm - Dec 22, 2012, 9:00pm

In a not-so-distant time, in a city strikingly similar to this one, a deadly plague begins killing the citizenry--inexplicably, indiscriminately, and fast! What’s going on? Who will die next? Can the disease be contained? Where can you turn? Only...

Step Afrika! Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Dec 12, 2012, 7:30pm - Dec 23, 2012, 4:00pm

“Who wants to sit still and be quiet for the holidays?” Can Step Afrika! teach a polar bear to step? What about a penguin? This December, come make music with Step Afrika! and their furry friends from the Animal Kingdom in this new holiday tradition...

Projecto Correspondência

Oct 25, 2012 (All day) - Dec 28, 2012 (All day)

Exhibition Opening - Thursday, October 25th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM rsvp: http://www.facebook.com/events/156388094501558/ PROJECTO CORRESPONDENCIA Contemporary art from Portugal and Brazil featuring works from: Catarina Leitão (PT) Cristina...

Dragons, Nagas, and Creature of the Deep

Feb 3, 2012 (All day) - Jan 6, 2013 (All day)

Welcoming 2012 as the East Asian calendar’s Year of the Dragon, this exhibition presents a global selection of textiles depicting dragons and related fantastical creatures of legend. Dating from the 12th through the 20th centuries, these fabrics...

W3FI: A DIGITAL EXPERIENCE REVEALING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN OUR ONLINE + OFFLINE SELVES

Dec 6, 2012 (All day) - Jan 20, 2013 (All day)

By Chris Coleman + Laleh Mehran Thu Dec 6, 2012 - Sun Jan 20, 2013 / Free / Terrace Gallery Opening Reception: Thu Dec 6 / 7-10pm / Free Artists Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran transform the Terrace Gallery into an immersive digital installation,...

Mentor + Mentee II: Maryland Edition

Dec 3, 2012 (All day) - Jan 26, 2013 (All day)

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...

Taryn Simon: Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters

Nov 10, 2012 (All day) - Feb 24, 2013 (All day)

In the fall, the Corcoran will present Taryn Simon: Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters (November 17–February 24, 2013). Taryn Simon (b. 1975) produced A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters over a four-year period (2008–11), during...

Ai Weiwei: "According to What?"

Oct 7, 2012 (All day) - Feb 24, 2013 (All day)

Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b. Beijing, 1957) is one of China’s most prolific and provocative artists. Throughout his career, he has offered insights into the interrelations between art, society, and individual experience and explored such universal topics...

The Sultan’s Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art

Sep 21, 2012 (All day) - Mar 10, 2013 (All day)

This September, The Textile Museum will open The Sultan’s Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art (September 21, 2012–March 10, 2013). The exhibition and its accompanying catalog chronicles how one of the world’s most powerful empires adopted a...

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Nov 15, 2012 (All day) - Mar 10, 2013 (All day)

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African...

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