Art Long View Gallery Opening

Marcus Kyd, Holly Twyford, Kyle Schliefer and Max Talisman play a dysfunctional family in
Marcus Kyd, Holly Twyford, Kyle Schliefer and Max Talisman play a dysfunctional family in "Lost in Yonkers." (Theater J)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Art Long View Gallery Opening

Despite the closures of a number of local galleries, Long View is proving that D.C. art fans shouldn't yet lose hope. The spot, known for showcasing edgy contemporary art, has moved into a newly renovated space near the convention center, and the gallery's floorplan has increased from 800 to a whopping 5,000 square feet. To celebrate, Long View is throwing a party at its new home with food, drinks, DJs and art by Dana Ellyn, Anna Davis and Tony Savoie. Sound like a good time? The gallery is recommending cocktail attire and requesting RSVPs by e-mailing, and although Long View's Web site asked for responses by Monday, Special Events Director Suzi Molak says the staff doesn't expect to turn people away (unless of course those 5,000 sparkling square feet get too packed with partygoers).

6:30-10 p.m. Thursday. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. 202-716-9636 or Free.

Theater 'Lost in Yonkers'

Few playwrights can blend comedy and heartbreaking moments quite like Neil Simon. Local theater fans can see this balance in action when one of Simon's most celebrated works comes to Theater J. "Lost in Yonkers" won not only the Tony for best play in 1991, but also the Pulitzer Prize for drama that year. The coming-of-age tale set in the 1940s follows two boys who move in with their no-nonsense grandmother and are subsequently confronted by other colorful family members, including a pair of wacky aunts and an especially shady uncle. There will be pay-what-you-can performances Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday through Nov. 29. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or Pay-what-you-can up to $55.

-- Stephanie Merry

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