Performers at Van Ness’s Art All Night: Made in DC event on September 24th are going to set the night on fire. And no, that’s not a metaphor.
The concrete plaza outside the Van Ness Metro station’s west entrance will become the stage for the Incendiary Circus, a collective of fire artists.
Just to the south at the new UDC student center, local visual artists will display their work. To the north at the UDC Law School, one of those artists will show you how to create your own colorful puppets. UDC’s jazz program will jazz up Acacia Bistro. And Bread Furst will host readings by local authors.
Across Connecticut Avenue, an artist will light up the windows at WAMU. The public radio station will also provide tours of its headquarters. At Park Van Ness, more music will fill the air. And in Calvert Woodley’s parking lot, a DJ will lay down the groove for a dance party.
Thanks to Van Ness Main Street and volunteers (You could be one! You get a cool t-shirt!), Van Ness is one of seven neighborhoods participating in the Art All Night festivities. The local schedule for this family-friendly and FREE event is below. New acts are being added so check Van Ness Main Street’s Facebook page for updates, and be sure to pick up a schedule at the welcome table outside the UDC Student Center on the night of the event.
Art All Night Van Ness, Saturday, September 24, 7 to 11:30 p.m.
UDC Student Center, 4200 Connecticut Avenue – 7 to 10 p.m. – Local Van Ness visual artists exhibit their work in the new UDC Student Center’s Heritage Hall. Attendees can see local artists at work as well as purchase art.
Participating artists: Gerado Camargo Perez | Alison Lee Schroeder | Karin Lithell | Nerea Fuentes | George Hoffman | Beau Finley | Sally Canzoneri | Deborah LaCroix | Rose Mosner | Anne Chandra | Rob Cannon
Van Ness Metro Plaza, 4250 Connecticut Avenue – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Kyle Intergalactic Virvelvind presents: “Incendiary Circus” – A collective of local artists and acrobats transforms the space into a fiery circus.
UDC’s David A. Clarke Law School, 4340 Connecticut Avenue – 7 to 10 p.m. – Artist Sally Canzoneri works with attendees to create colorful puppets.
Acacia Bistro, 4340 Connecticut Avenue – 7 to 11:30 p.m. – All jazz, all the time, with performers from the UDC Jazz program.
Bread Furst, 4434 Connecticut Avenue – 7 to 10 p.m. – Local authors read and talk about their work:
7 to 7:45 p.m. – Paula Whyman, whose work has appeared in the Rumpus and McSweeney’s Quarterly, reads from her story collection, You May See a Stranger
8 to 8:45 p.m. – Dana Cann reads from his first novel, The Ghost of Bergen County.
9 to 10 p.m. – –Kyle Dargan, poet and professor at American University, reads his latest poetry and is joined by several of his AU students.
Park Van Ness, 4455 Connecticut Avenue – 7 to 10:30 p.m. – Performers from the community provide a wide range of music and performance.
7 to 7:45 p.m. – Singing Capital Chorus
8 to 8:45 p.m. – Alison Crockett (jazz singer, with accompanist)
9 to 9:45 p.m. – Duo Blanco y Negro de Cuba
10 to 10:30 p.m. – Maureen Andary: Jazz, Folk, Pop, New Acoustic
WAMU, 4401 Connecticut Avenue – 7 to 11:30 p.m. – Artist Tendani creates an installation using the windows at WAMU; plus tours of WAMU.
Calvert Woodley parking lot, 4339 Connecticut Avenue – 9 to 11:30 p.m. – DJ Alphonso Morgan provides music for a fun, outdoor dance.