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The Civil-Disobedience Two-Step: As promised, dancers gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on Saturday to dance in opposition to the arrest a week ago of…dancers in the Jefferson Memorial. There were no arrests this time, although U.S. Park Police eventually closed down the memorial. WaPo has a photo gallery.
Word is No Police Cruisers Were Harmed: Daniel Espinosa‘s film Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, did some filming in D.C. this weekend, although it’s largely being shot in South Africa. Not unlike Baltimore, Joburg has a more attractive tax-rebate program than D.C., and comparable neoclassicist architecture. Kidding! The movie, about a CIA agent and his prisoner, mostly takes place over there.
Critical Morass: Tyler Green reminds us that Philip Kennicott, who took over the art-critic position at The Washington Post last month, has only written about art once since May 8.
Today on Arts Desk: More jazz fest, a post mortem on Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie festival, and what the dissolution of CityDance’s company means.