Let the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities keep you up-to-date on all things in the arts this weekend. Here’s what’s happening November 13-15:
- Dandies and Quaintrelles presents the first annual Tweed Ride, this Saturday starting at 11:00 am on 8th & H streets NE. Tweed Rides are popular around the world, but this is the first of its kind in the District. Come out and support Arts for the Aging in a stylish way!
- Poet Lore, the nation’s oldest continuously published poetry journal, is 120 years old! Join editors E. Ethelbert Miller and Jody Bolz, along with The Writer’s Center, as they welcome three premier poets who were published in Poet Lore early in their careers—John Balaban, Gary Fincke, and Myra Sklarew—for an evening of celebration and poetry at the Historical Society of Washington on Saturday.
- Civilian Art Projects presents Woods, the local outdoor photography of Terri Weifenbach, and A Little Give and Take, Carole Wagner Greenwood‘s mixed media constructions. Join them tonight at 7pm for an opening reception, or stop by through December 19 to see both of these extraordinary shows.
- Connor Contemporary Art hosts Belgian conceptual artist Koen Vanmechelen‘s Cosmopolitan Chicken Art, a multimedia exhibit (including live chickens) that questions the meaning of life. The artists asks himself, did the Chicken come to me? Or did I come to the Chicken?
- FotoweekDC wraps up with their closing gala at KNEW Gallery at the Moderno Building on Saturday. Tickets run $65 apieece, but if you want to see Washington Collector Barbara Gordon and rub elbows with curators and artists on display, simply stop by before 10:00 tonight!