Monthly Archives: May 2015

This Week in the DMV – 5/25/15

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers will be performing at the Hamilton Live on May 26th.  Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins, passion.

The 44-year-old New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later.

Gallery Talk: Collection Selections from the National Museum of Women in Arts

Come to the National Museum of Women in Arts on May 27th.  Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

This week’s talk about the museum’s collection will be led by Director of Education and Digital Engagement Deborah Gaston. Visit old favorites and discover new artworks.

The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties

Come to the William G. McGowan Theatre on May 27th.  Revered today for articulating America’s founding principles, the Bill of Rights was in fact, a political stratagem executed by James Madison to preserve the Constitution, the Federal government, and the latter’s authority over the states.Carol Berkin, discusses the story of the fight over the document and the on-going debate over the Founder’s original intent and what it means for our country today. A book signing will follow the program.

Tour de Fat

New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat Returns to Washington, D.C., on May 30th for A Day of Bikes, Beer and Bon Vivants Day includes ridiculous entertainment, wild and crazy costumes, hilarity in charity and New Belgium beer! Local events will offer chances to win VIP passes.