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Art Therapy Prescription for a healthier, happier YOU!

Philippa P.B. HughesBy Philippa P.B. Hughes on Mar 06, 2013 | Add a Comment Add a Comment (333)

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

When Saturday night rolls around, the choice between seeing live bands and just dancing my head off is often a tough one. This Saturday you can do both at the Velvet Lounge when headliners Honest Haloway are joined by synthpoppers Miyazaki and Rain Tears. Honest Haloway blew my mind with their way over the top music video for Psycho Bitch, and their warm up set at Paperhaus a few weeks ago proved they are going to be a important band in the ever-growing DC dance music scene.

Literary Pick of the Week from Buck Downs:

Arlington's Iota Cafe is a great place to hear music or poetry, enjoy a beer or a coffee, and all that good stuff. This Sunday, come to Iota at 6:00 to enjoy Rose Solari. Rose has been writing and publishing around this town for many years, and her first novel, A Secret Woman, came out in 2013. 

Pink Line's Art Event Picks: 
  • Mar 6, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Join Bob Cicero, owner of Baltimore's legendary show card printer, Globe Poster Printing Corp.; John Lewis, Arts and Culture Editor at Baltimore Magazine; and Mary Mashburn, printmaking instructor at Maryland Institute College of Art for a gallery...
  • Mar 7, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Join Us to Celebrate the 21th Annual Environmental Film Festival! * Wine, Beer, and a special FRESHFARM Markets cocktail * * Contemporary Art and Music * Hors d’oeuvre * Silent Auction * * Musical performance by Carolyn Malachi * Food by Restaurant...
  • Mar 7, 2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Delicious Spectacle is pleased to present iMotion, a group exhibition featuring work by Deborah Anzinger, Man Bartlett, Marcus Civin, Jessica Langley, Heather Ravenscroft, and Joshua Wade Smith and curated by Megan Mueller. iMotion investigates the...
  • Mar 7, 2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Text, Sound, Dance by Asimina Chremos and Bonnie Jones.
  • Mar 7, 2013, 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    Conceived, choreographed, and performed by Helanius J. Wilkins, /CLOSE/R, emerges from a place of fear and flight. This evening-length solo project exposes Wilkins in his naked truth through a process of shedding. /CLOSE/R marks a departure from his...
  • Mar 8, 2013, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Conceived, choreographed, and performed by Helanius J. Wilkins, /CLOSE/R, emerges from a place of fear and flight. This evening-length solo project exposes Wilkins in his naked truth through a process of shedding. /CLOSE/R marks a departure from his...
  • Mar 8, 2013, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    En Tierras Ajenas is a part dance and part storytelling auto-biographical work, which uses parallels between the choreographer’s personal life-narrative and that of his Sephardic Jewish ancestry to embody the universal struggle in searching for a...
  • Mar 8, 2013, 9:00pm - 11:00pm
    Tickets $10 online, $12 at the door Standing room only Born out of former D.C. favorite The Apes, Heavy Breathing’s electric rock is full of irresistible beats and riffs. The band combines traditional instrumentation with electronic influences,...
  • Mar 9, 2013, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Come, experience the poetry, song, movement, and visual spectacle of Monument, a performance ritual by Holly Bass that honors the strength and diversity of women across the African diaspora. Begin on the museum’s lower level and spiral upward...
  • Mar 10, 2013, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
    Our City Film Festival presented by Yachad Screening documentary and narrative films that tell the stories of DC beyond the monuments and politics and into the neighborhoods, homes and hearts of those that call this city, our city. Q&As with...
  • Feb 13, 2013, 8:00pm - Mar 10, 2013, 10:00pm
    In this delightfully raunchy puppet adaptation of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a handful of medievel drunkards, along with a live band, share their wild and wonderful tales of the Middle Ages. Performances: Wednesday - Saturday TICKETS: $20; $15...
  • Mar 10, 2013, 8:00pm - 10:30pm
    Two 21-year-olds are taking matters into their own hands—at any cost. Sophie has resolved to destroy Nazi Germany from the inside out, while Else faces her sudden and terrifying responsibility as the new head of her family. This historical fantasy...
  • Mar 12, 2013, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Go-Go and hardcore emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s as uniquely Washingtonian urban youth subcultures. Iley Brown of Stride Records, 9:30 Club owner Seth Hurwitz, D.C. Go-Go and hip-hop figure DJ Kool, and musician Alec MacKaye (...
  • Mar 14, 2013, 3:30pm
    A Conversation with Glenn Ligon March 14 at 3:30PM East Building Concourse, Auditorium Glenn Ligon, artist, with Molly Donovan and James Meyer, associate curators of modern art, National Gallery of Art Book signing of Glenn Ligon: AMERICA and...
  • Mar 14, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    $12 Member | $12 Student | $20 Non-member. How do cultural institutions impact their regions’ economies? How do arts organizations plan for sustainable growth? Panelists include: Karen L. Christiansen of the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City,...
  • Mar 14, 2013, 7:00pm - 10:30pm
    Cultural Tourism DC’s annual fundraiser gives you access to one of DC’s best-kept secrets - world-class embassy chefs. The Embassy Chef Challenge is like no other DC gala. Sample the same cuisine served to heads of state and regional delicacies from...
  • Mar 15, 2013, 8:30pm - Mar 16, 2013, 12:00am
    It’s official! We’ve turned the tender age of one, and we’re throwing a party for all our fans! And we’ve got some surprises up our sleeves: We’re taking over Rock and Roll Hotel to showcase four of D.C.’s hottest buzz bands. It’s a rarity to find...
  • Mar 16, 2013, 6:00pm - Mar 17, 2013, 12:00am
    SELECT Exhibition Curators Include: Kaitlin Booher Assistant Curator of Photography and Media Arts Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Amy L. Brandt, Ph.D. McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA...
  • Apr 5, 2013, 9:00pm - Apr 6, 2013, 12:00am
    New DC-based magazine, The Intentional Quarterly, invites you to celebrate the launch of the first issue with an elaborate celebration on April 5th, 2013. After a year of intense brow-wiping and nail-biting, we're finally ready to unveil our first...
  • Feb 11, 2013, 10:00am - Apr 6, 2013, 7:00pm
    In celebration of Black History Month, the Brentwood Arts Exchange presents "Show Me What You’re Working With!", in the gallery from February 11 – April 6, 2013. This exhibition is in partnership with the Black Artists of DC (BADC) and features...
  • Apr 6, 2013, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Glade Dance Collective invites you to show your love for art in our community by joining us at the Glade Gala for a fun-filled, fancy, festive fete. You'll enjoy preview performances of six short dances, live reggae music, visual art displays, wine...
  • Apr 10, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Cities are working hard to reinvent themselves as they struggle with lost manufacturing jobs and a changing global economy. Various municipalities are using the arts to rebrand themselves as cultural hubs, attracting not only artists themselves but...

 

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