Weekend East City Event Round Up

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It’s August in DC, high summer if you will, which means that the pace of life here slows down and mellows out. Many inhabitants flee the city’s humid river basin for breezy Atlantic shores or the cooler climes of the Appalachians.  Well apparently, this year, this trend no longer applies.  The frenetic pace continues here in East City.

Friday August 6
Tonight, two weekend-long events take place.  First, “Cheesecake” continues from 5:30 to 9:00pm at Gallery OonH at 1354 H ST NE. “Cheesecake” is a tribute to the female form.

Off of 8th Street SE on the Hill, the Fridge opens a weekend long event called “Gaia” featuring interactive artwork and musical performances.  Friday’s event begins at 9PM and ends at 1am.  There is a $10 cover.

Saturday August 7

Albus Cavus is holding a fundraiser open house at the Freezer that will include a raffle, an art auction and live music.  Come and see the space where the “Give me the Vote” hands are made, catch a glimpse of what future murals on 8th SE and Pensylvania Ave SE will look like and most of all, support an organization that does so much for our community and its youth.

CITY Gallery’s First Annual Regional Juried Competion which was juried by Jack Rasmussen of the American University Museum opens on Saturday from 6-9PM.  Jack Rasmussen will give a gallery talk between 6 and 7:15 so get there early to share his insight into how he selected 25 pieces from among 199 entries.

Over in the Gateway Arts District, The Brentwood Arts Exchange opens “Spectrum: Memories of Natural Forms and Light” recent paintings by Ellen Baer.  The reception will be held from 5-8Pm

“Cheescake” at Gallery OonH closes Saturday night; “Gaia” continues at the Fridge.

Sunday August 8
Washington Projects for the Arts, in collaboration with the Rubell Family Collection and Conner Contemporary Art, presents the second annual synchronized swimming performance competition featuring Washington area artists.  The event is from 6-7pm @ the Capitol Skyline Hotel 10 I (eye) Street, SW and South Capitol Street.   This year’s competition will feature performances by Floating Lab Collective, Waves of Glory, Fluid Movement and The Adrian Parsons Project. The judges for SynchroSwim 2010 are Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, Executive Director of The Phillips Collection, Septime Webre, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, and C. Brian Williams, Executive Director of Step Afrika.

Finally, “Gaia” closes at the fridge