Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Halloween Edition

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Halloween Edition

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All Weekend

Work by Dan Finnegan on view at the Hill Center's "Pottery on the Hill".  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Hill Center Pottery Exhibition
The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital presents a group exhibition of 15 potters from around the United States.  This ambitious project is open to the public on Saturday October 27 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday October 28 from noon to 4pm.  A cocktail reception on Friday October 26 requires tickets.  For more information click here.  To read a review of the exhibition by Eric Hope click here.

The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Friday October 26

Tilted Torch Spook-o-rama (10pm)
The eclectic cast of Tilted Torch wants you to indulge in “unearthly delights” at the Red Palace this Friday.  The Halloween themed variety show features performance art, burlesque and musical numbers.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.  For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

The Red Palace is located at 1212 H St NE

Saturday October 27

CONNERSMITH (artist talk at 5pm; opening 6pm to 8pm)
Conner Contemporary Art is now CONNERSMITH.  The gallery presents Nothing Lasts Forever by Scottish sculptors Kenny Hunter and Julie Roberts.  The highly accomplished and world renown duo’s exhibition focuses on childhood tensions such as playfulness and cruelty, dreams and fears.  For more information about the opening click here.

CONNERSMITH is located at 1358 Florida Avenue NE

Open Studio dc (6pm to 8pm)
Right next door to CONNERSMITH, Open Studio dc will show new works by Carolyn Hartman.  Open Studio dc is part exhibition space, part studio and part classroom.  For more information about the exhibition, screenprinting classes including a new course on how to make your own wallpaper, click here.

Open Studio dc is located at 1348 Florida Avenue NE

Zombie Night (starting at 6pm)
If you really want to go all out this Halloween, then look no further than the Zombie Festival at the SE Fairgrounds next to Nationals Stadium.  Billed as “the largest zombie fest in the country”, this event has it all- zombie movies, cash bars, a DJ, artwork and a costume contest.  Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door.  For more information including and to purchase tickets, click here.

The SE Fairgrounds are located at 1299 Half Street, SE

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook , follow them on Twitter or sign up for their newsletter here.

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