Free for All: Authors, acting, and existential artistry
Here at Georgetown, we love Bill Clinton (shown left, inexplicably holding a rice cake). Unfortunately, with other residents of D.C. (and in the red states) he’s not such a popular dude. In her memoir Government Girl: Young and Female in the White House, former political aide Stacy Parker Aab recounts her days working for the Clinton administration, and the repercussions of the Monica Lewinski scandal on the lives of everyone affiliated with the executive branch, especially the younger women. This Thursday, February 4, the author will be giving a talk about her new release at the K Street Barnes and Noble Borders at 7:30. To get there, take the Blue or Orange line to Farragut West.
All the World’s a Stage
There’s an old adage that says that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. If you’ve ever seen an on-campus student production and complained about it, you might’ve considered taking this saying to heart and auditioning yourself. And for those of you without any acting experience (or talent), the Silver Spring Round House Theater Education Center is here to help. This Friday from 4-5 p.m., they’re hosting free acting classes for people of all ages and abilities. Take one of these, and you’ll be thanking the Academy in no time. Round House is located just three blocks from the Silver Spring Metro stop on the Red line.
An Exhibit About Nothing
Do you love doing nothing? Well that’s something you have in common with many up-and-coming young artists across the nation. This Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m., The Fridge gallery is celebrating the opening of Empty Time, an exhibit which celebrates the beauty in pointless and ordinary moments of everyday life. Who knows, maybe you can explain the existential nature of the exhibit to your philosophy professor and get some bonus points on your next paper. The Fridge is located at 516 8th St SE, and you take either the Blue or Orange line to Eastern Market to get there.
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