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NEW DATE: Stroud Foundation’s 5th Annual 'Hoedown' in Georgetown Oct. 27

September 13, 2018

Brooke and Stephane Carnot will once again host a western themed “Hoedown” at their home in Georgetown on October 27, 2018 from 7:30 to 11:30 pm for dinner and danceing. This special event benefits the Stroud Foundation, named for Mrs. Carnot’s late father, pediatrician Dr. Frank Stroud.

The Stroud Foundation is a tax exempt public charity established in 2008 dedicated to improving the lives of children with learning differences and their families in the DC area with a particular focus on children with ADD/ADHD. The Stroud Foundation was established to honor the memory of Washington DC’s beloved pediatrician Dr. Frank Stroud. Dr. Stroud cared for tens of thousands of children but he was particularly devoted to children with learning differences and their families. He consulted with Psychologists and Psychiatrists who specialized in Learning Disabilities, including ADD and ADHD; he consulted with schools, their nurses and teachers on behalf of the children he treated; and he advocated for children who needed someone that believed in them. He often said, “No child wants to fail.”

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Martha Jackson Jarvis at Dumbarton Oaks

August 15, 2018

Extended until September 2, 2018, Dumbarton Oaks's installation of mixed media sculpture and works on paper, all inspired by natural forms and materials, by noted Washington artist Martha Jackson Jarvis.


The project bridges the institution’s historic gardens and museum collections, and features works in stone, wood, and mosaic; assemblages made of sticks and vines; and paintings on paper combining plant imagery with gestural abstraction. The title, Outside/IN, refers to the fact that the exhibition spans both outdoor and indoor spaces. It also suggests how the artist, like many before her, brings together in the studio materials and images often initially encountered and collected outdoors.


In an unusual collaboration between the artist and curators, Jackson Jarvis’s work is juxtaposed with objects from the museum collections. Like the peoples of past cultures, including Byzantium and the ancient Americas, Martha Jackson Jarvis is inspired by the belief that everything animate and inanimate possesses a life force.  


Martha Jackson Jarvis grew up in Lynchburg and Philadelphia, studied at Howard University, and received a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and an MFA from Antioch University. She taught for many years at Maryland Institute College of Art and was the visual artist consultant to Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, about an African American family on Georgia’s Sea Islands in the early twentieth century. Jackson Jarvis’s own experience as a child growing up in the segregated South continues to inform her work, especially her early attachment to rural life and her experience of nature, as well as her understanding of the distinctive patterns of African and African American culture.


Dumbarton Oaks is located at 1703 32d Street in Georgetown.

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The Kennedy Center Hosts The Second City's Generation Gap Series

June 25, 2018

Chicago comedy institution The Second City will present a new show created for Kennedy Center audiences. From the Greatest Generation to the latest generation, The Second City’s twelve-week summer run of Generation Gap…Or, How Many Millennials Does It Take to Teach a Baby Boomer to Text Generation X? takes you on a satirical crash course spanning miscommunications, careers, dating, and more in this two-act, interactive new spin on the age-old battle of the ages.

Enjoy performances through Sunday, August 12, 2018.

Want to join in on the fun? The Second City is offering three workshops for all skill levels July 21 & 22! Learn the basics with Intro to Improv Fundamentals.Take it to the next level with Character Generator. Or get the tools to be the next Seinfeld in So,You Want to Try Stand-Up.

This performance contains some strong language and is recommended for ages 16 and up.


Performance Timing: Act One - 44 min.; Intermission - 17 min.; Act Two - 44 min.


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