Yes, there’s snow outside. But don’t let your Free for All consist of your couch, Hulu, and booze you siphoned from your roommate’s supply! For those of you who have cabin fever, we’ve got suggestions:
Thanks to its too-long time slot, c-list celebrity guests, and Al Roker, most people don’t really associate The Today Show with anything of real social value. But if you go to the Honfleur Gallery between now and February 26, you might change your mind about the journalism of Today host Anne Curry. Her photographic works, along with those of a few other artists, are featured in Stories, an exhibit intended to raise awareness about the current condition of Africa. The photographs are arranged into groups, each one of which tells a story of a different unsettling aspect of life that is prominent in Africa today. The gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road, near the Anacostia Metro stop on the Green line.
OK, so you can’t go today. Honfleur Gallery is closed for the time being.
If you’re brave enough to venture off campus and out into the remains of DC this very night, it might be worth your while to go to The Arts Club of Washington on I Street. There, author Dylan Landis will be doing a signing of her new book, Normal People Don’t Live Like This. The novel, written as a series of ten stories from various perspectives, chronicles the lives of a teenage girl and her mother living in New York City in the 1970s. To get to the Arts Club, take the Red line to Farragut North.
Don’t Judge an Art Gallery by its Cover
Do you like idioms and clichés? Then grab the bull by the horns and go to the Del Ray Artisans in Alexandria. The gallery’s current exhibition, Artioms, challenged artists to creatively express different common phrases and sayings in their works. The exhibit runs through February 21, and the opening reception is this Friday, February 12, at 7 p.m. To get there, take the Blue line to Braddock Road, and then it’s just a short cab ride (or tolerable walk, though maybe not in the snow) to the 2704 Mt. Vernon Avenue address.