Art Beat: Weekend Events, Nov. 12-14 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Art Beat: Weekend Events, Nov. 12-14

Play associated audio

"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour:

(Nov. 12-Dec. 19) SUPERIOR DONUTS The weekend's here, so you won't have to feel guilty about Superior Donuts playing today through Dec. 19 at The Studio Theatre in Northwest Washington. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts' latest production is set in a Chicago donut shop where a cantankerous white shop owner bonds with an ambitious black teenager over literature and entrepreneurship. There's comedic jelly in the middle.

(Nov. 12-13) HUBBART STREET DANCE CHICAGO And the Windy City has some additional business in the District this weekend. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brings choreography that captures emotional nuance, it draws inspiration from international and American contemporary dance. You can check them out at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater tonight and tomorrow.

(Nov. 14) THE SEASONS PROJECT North Bethesda's Strathmore Music Center enlists ace violinist Robert McDuffie and The Venice Baroque Orchestra to do justice to the ornate compositions of Baltimore's Phillip Glass and Venice's Antonio Vivaldi on Sunday. The Washington premiere of Glass' "The American Four Seasons" is presented alongside its influential reference point, Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."

Background music: Porcelain by Moby

NPR

From The Ivy League To 'The X-Files': David Duchovny's Big Break

Before he became Fox Mulder, Duchovny was working on his Ph.D. in literature at Yale. He was going to be a poet — or maybe a novelist — or maybe a playwright ...
NPR

College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.
NPR

For Colorado's Undocumented, The Wait At The DMV Just Got Longer

Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV.
NPR

In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.