@DCMETROMOMENTS. The A Creative DC newsletter mails out monthly, each one centered on a theme announced in the newsletter prior. Up next? TRANSPORTATION. The gallery above is by photographer Patrick Wright, from his really excellent @DCmetromoments account. Shot entirely on 35mm film, the project started as "one of those fortunate combinations of convenience and fascination. I was taking the metro to work every day and kept seeing people I wanted to photograph. The first portrait I took was of a man in a three-piece suit about a year ago and have been shooting on the metro ever since."
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MOTHER'S DAY is Sunday (but you knew that). Saturday you should take your Mom to VINO FEST (because Moms love Questlove and that's a proven fact) or stop by either Salt & Sundry location to pick up a bouquet from area florists Wild Green Yonder + Haley Tobias. h/t to @lori_tran for the event 411.
GET YOUR MONEY SH*T TOGETHER. Advice for creatives.
KEEP TAKOMA WEIRD. The Takoma Park Art Car is a blank canvas of a vehicle, and DC artist Marcelle Fozard is set to turn it into an epically embellished parade + event SPECTACLE. Contribute to the project's campaign here.
SO MANY WEEKEND ARTS. Check the Transformer, Vivid Solutions Gallery, Honfleur, and The Fridge sites – ALL THE OPENINGS this weekend. We're especially interested in making the tiny trek to Mount Rainier for the Gateway Open Studios events, and this is the last weekend for Man Ray at the Phillips.
BUT SAVE ENERGY FOR MONDAY + TUESDAY: the DCPL's District of Change event goes down at MLK on Monday (topic: How To Survive the DC Commute), and Outlaws is a four-year-strong, one-Tuesday-a-month country + Western dance night in Mount Pleasant. Dolly Parton galore. Fun, right?