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Good morning, D.C.! Looks like the ice froze over not just the sidewalks around here, but arts news, too. Nevertheless, let’s get to it.
14th & U recaps the vintage fashion shuffle that’s been going on between U Street and Mt. Pleasant.
According to the Post, H Street NE is D.C.’s karaoke capital. I had no idea! But, I guess it only takes two venues to bring a locale to up to “capital” status: “Two of the coolest regular karaoke nights in D.C. occur just a block apart on H Street NE: The wacky Kostume Karaoke, where performers don wigs and costumes before getting on stage at Little Miss Whiskey’s, and the rockin’ Sticky Rice Karaoke, where singers throw themselves into the act and wind up dancing on the tables.”
Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet at the Studio Theatre, “the third in a cycle of plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney about family dynamics,” makes TBD’s arts picks for this week (it made ours, too—in last week’s dead tree edition! You can still pick that up, though). I’d like to give a nod to TBD’s morning arts links, too, which address Snooki and Rickey Gervais. Impressive.
Here on Arts Desk, we’ve got three songs for making moves and a little bit of news about the 1970s video collective the Freex (they’ll be in Adams Morgan Wednesday). The Dismemberment Plan released more tickets to their (previously) sold out show at the Black Cat this coming Friday, but if you didn’t make the moves yesterday, you’re probably (still) out of luck.
Enjoy your Tuesday!