To your average Corcoran student, an “artistic blind date” would mean meeting up with a creative-looking stranger for espresso, gallery-gazing, some vegan food, and maybe an experimental music show. The Source Theater isn’t interested in small talk, though. Its version of an artistic blind date entails playing yenta to filmmakers, choreographers, poets, actors, directors, musicians, and visual artists for a collection of collaborative works for the 2009 Source Festival. Tonight’s medley of cross-disciplinary works includes Listening, co-created by Longacre Lea artistic director Kathleen Akerley, as well as Unscheduled Track Maintenance and Hallmark Dreams. The mash-ups, as they’re called, are just one part of the three-week festival’s offerings, which also include one-act plays and full-length readings from emerging local artists and performers.
THE MASH-UPS BEGIN AT 8 P.M. AT THE SOURCE, 1835 14TH ST. NW. $18. (866) 811-4111.