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DC Restaurants Offer Cuisines From Across the World

Purple Patch Columbia Heights, $$ Purple Patch is a Filipino restaurant and bar located in Columbia Heights that offers an assortment of Filipino as well as American fare and a variety of drinks. The restaurant prepares all of its food skillfully, but its traditional Filipino dishes, including the sizzling pork[Read More…]

DC YOGA WEEK/FACEBOOK | Over 7,000 participants convene at the National Mall with their yoga mats to enjoy the summer morning. Yoga is a great practice to exercise both body and mind.

What to Do in DC This Commencement Weekend

Hawaiian Cultural Festival The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian is hosting its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from May 18 to 19 in the Potomac Atrium. Admission is free for all guests. The Hawaiian Cultural Festival explores the legacy of King[Read More…]

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Seniors Amplify Their Art With Dance Companies

Students at Georgetown University have used dance to tell powerful stories, build confidence and take care of themselves on campus by passionately expressing themselves through the art form with groups such as Black Movements Dance Theatre and Rangila. This physical medium can become a way to let out energy, form[Read More…]

@MASKANDBAUBLE/INSTAGRAM | The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society is just one of Georgetown's student-run theater groups that foster creativity and self-expression while building community. Bradley Cooper (COL '97) was also involved in theater at Georgetown.

Campus Theater Groups Foster Creativity, Reflection

Whether through the theater and performance studies program or student-run groups like the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, GU Black Theatre Ensemble and Nomadic Theatre, theater productions help shape the experiences of many students by creating a channel for success outside of the academic sphere and providing new, daring opportunities[Read More…]

GEORGETOWN RANGILA FACEBOOK | The Hilltop flourishes with student performers, including a cappella groups like GraceNotes. Hanna Chan (COL '19), center, shares her passion for singing and reflects on the challenges she faced as a musician.

Seniors Shine on Campus, Release Original Music

Whether in large showcases at Gaston Hall or intimate open-mic nights at Uncommon Grounds, sounds of music reverberate across Georgetown University. Guitars strum harmoniously while voices echo with soul. Hoyas partake in the music scene on the Hilltop through electives in choir, orchestra, jazz ensembles and even electronic music. Student[Read More…]

MAGGIE CHEN/THE HOYA | In previous years, the annual Senior Major Art Exhibition was showcased in the Lucille M. and Richard F.X. Spagnuolo Gallery. This year, four graduating artists presented their work in the Mario & Alberto de la Cruz Gallery.

Seniors Share Artistic Passion in Major Showcase

The National Gallery of Art and various Smithsonian institutions flourish in Washington, D.C., as popular tourist sites. With parents, family members, friends and beloved ones all gathering in the District for commencement weekend, these museums attract the Hilltop’s visitors and guests. Without going to the National Mall, however, they can[Read More…]

AG STUDIOS | Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a solid team, Theron's character shares a look at the challenges women face not only in their private relationships, but also their public careers.

‘Long Shot’ Pairs Unexpected Duo With Mixed Success

★★★☆☆ Seth Rogen’s latest venture into political humor, “Long Shot,” is the lighthearted rom-com that has just enough charm, humor and heart to pass a couple of hours. While the movie is dominated by Rogen’s on-brand and unsurprisingly crude hijinks, the on-screen romance between him and co-star Charlize Theron slowly[Read More…]

by May 4, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
MORMOR/FACEBOOK | At Songbyrd, MorMor and opening act Duendita both showcased their pensive and engaging music.

MorMor Enthralls With Dreamy, Atmospheric Sound

Canadian producer and artist MorMor played a packed show at Songbyrd on April 16, as part of the second leg of his tour. Despite finishing the first half of his tour in Europe just ten days prior, the Toronto-based singer showcased his talent as an upcoming indie-pop powerhouse with the[Read More…]

BUSBOYS AND POETS/FACEBOOK | Busboys and Poets is just one of the organizations that make spaces for sharing art while also emphasizing the important role of action within art.

Artists Form Communities in The District Through Spoken Word

Washington, D.C., is a hub for creative thought and expression through spoken word performances, from low-key open mics every night of the week to exhilarating formal competitions. Spoken word employs flowing metaphors and mellifluous alliterations to evoke emotions ranging from sorrow to joy. These performances, often based on personal experiences,[Read More…]

by April 27, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
AUTOMATIK | Moved by Elle Fanning’s powerful performance, ‘Teen Spirit’ serves as a solid directorial debut for actor Max Minghella. Fanning’s natural and poignant singing voice brings reality to her role and contextualizes the teenage angst, with the film aiming to bring the traditional coming-of-age story to the modern era.

‘Teen Spirit’ Treads Familiar Ground, Packs Musical Punch

★★★☆☆ “Teen Spirit” tells a familiar story: A teenage hopeful from a small town gets a chance to go big and runs with it. With a melancholy pop soundtrack, undercurrents of discontent and a rise to fame, “Teen Spirit” is the newest Cinderella story.  The film is the directorial debut[Read More…]