Arts

The Kennedy Center, the 9:30 Club, the Newseum: All are among your picks for the best museum, movie and music destinations.

Faith in Blind Whino

The desanctified church at 700 Delaware Ave. SW looks like 1,000 cans of paint sneezed on it: The exterior is covered in black-and-white polka dots, Jackson Pollock-y splashes and undulating ribbons of neon. Georgia-based artist Hense spent two weeks composing the trippy mural wrap on the building — which, after sitting vacant for more than […]

Folklife by the Numbers

‘Daa-naa-yash vn ghii Smithsonian Dee-ne Xwee-nish Lhestlh-xat!’ Now you can say “Welcome to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival” to Alfred “Bud” Lane, the only fluent speaker of Siletz Dee-ni left on Earth. Lane will demonstrate the Siletz Indians’ traditional basket-weaving techniques as one of 310 cultural ambassadors attending the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall (through […]