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Good morning, D.C.! Hopefully those of you granted off in the name of colonization enjoyed your free time yesterday. Maybe you took in the record-high sunshiny heat, or perhaps you celebrated National Coming Out Day. Either way…onward!
If you were unable to make it to Artisphere over the long weekend, never fear! Overviews abound! Ours are here (Erin Petty on the open house in Rosslyn) and here (so many tweets in the moment, pleasingly displayed in a pink-scrolly-box-thing). TBD’s is here.
Oh, so, remember those Transformers closures? Well, it looks like they may or may not have caused a car crash. Says DCist: “Fox 5 reports that the vehicle was indeed a Metropolitan Police Department SUV, and that the wreck was not supposed to happen.” Also on DCist, is a check-in with the Bohemian Caverns jazz orchestra, which debuted this past April. It appears that the 17-piece orchestra is doing well.
Click Track’s got a second-by-second breakdown of the video for Raheem DeVaughn‘s “Bedroom.” It’s directed by the local Tabi Bonney, but apparently does not take place in an actual bedroom. What an unfortunate misnomer. This, I believe, is a highlight: “0:36: Inside Raheem DeVaughn’s mouth.”
Oh, um, also: Danny DeVito and his foot paid us a visit this weekend. In other random, unrelated tidbits, wrestler Mick Foley is apparently speaking at the Rally to Restore Sanity. OK.
Here on Arts Desk, we interview Sharon van Etten, the opener at last night’s Bowerbirds show, and discuss Wale‘s new label imprint. Get thee to U Street Music Hall this evening for the accompanying party (Click Track has a few more details).
And, a fond farewell to Carla Cohen, one half of the ownership team of Politics & Prose. She passed away yesterday at age 74. In addition to the Post’s obituary, here’s DCist’s, and ours on the business of honoring Cohen. The bookstore is still for sale.
Enjoy your Tuesday!