Adventures of Hoogrrl!

A person who appears to be ambling aimlessly, but is secretly in search of adventure.

Browsing Posts published in April, 2010

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Kate Mattingly surveys the dance scene in the DMV and says dance “captures the exquisite beauty of movement, performed by human bodies which connect us all.” Read the rest HERE.

Video highlights from the ever controversial Salon Contra. This time with Andrew Wodzianski via Skype and artist Kathryn Cornelius. HERE.

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Video highlights from Cherry Blast!

Thursday, April 29
6-11 PM
@ District
2473 18th Street NW (Adams Morgan)

Project Arbor Day brings the constant unknown of nature into a creative power on canvas, visualizing the mystery and harmony that exists between man and nature. Ten local artists have united to do cherry blossom artwork to raise funds to restore and revitalize the damaged trees on the National Mall. All proceeds from this event benefit The Trust for the National Mall:


$20 – General Admission Tickets ($30 at the Door)
$50 – VIP Tickets (Includes access to VIP section for premium open bar, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres and a special goodie bag)


Come express your support for the voting rights in DC by painting your own voting hand on large mural. The mural is located in the parking lot of Rhode Island Ave Shopping Center (615 Rhode Island Ave, NE, Washington DC) in walking distance from Rhode Island Metro on red line. The mural jam will start at 4pm on Thursday, April 29. We will b there until 8pm. It is an ongoing work of art and we expect to work on it for a couple of weeks. Join in!

Read more about the “Give Me a Vote!” project and contact us if interested in participating.

Capital Pride would like to invite you to be an important part of the special 2010 Pride celebration.

For the first time, we are organizing a silent auction as part of the ten day long celebration from June 4 – 13, 2010. This fundraiser will take place at our 35th Anniversary Gala commemorating Capital Pride’s 35th Birthday, 1975-2010 – “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!” The Party will include a reception, silent auction, and Art for Pride donation show. We are looking for a variety of works of art, experiences, services and goods to make our first silent auction a successful one!

This event will take place at the fabulous Donovan House in Thomas Circle on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010. Amid a backdrop of lively Jazz music and beautiful design, guests will join us in perusing numerous packages and works of art available to the highest bidder. After a short speaking program welcoming the crowd, we’ll move up to the roof deck for a casual night of lounging and dancing under the stars to the music of “DC’s Best DJ,” Keenan Orr! There will be a cash bar and light appetizers.

Please join us in making this exciting, new addition to our line-up a promising event for years to come! Your gift will not only make a critical impact in the lives of clients but you will also receive a wide range of recognition among our many supporters. Your donation will garner:

  • A listing in our annual Pride Guide (if received by May 3rd), available at over 550 distribution locations around the DC metropolitan area;
  • A listing on our webpage at, which received 3,247 visits PER DAY during Capital Pride 2009;
  • A listing on the event invitation;
  • Inclusion in our event program; and
  • A tax deduction for the value of your donation.

To easily register and donate, click here: Capital Pride Auction Donation Form

Kate Mattingly reports on an art experience by CausalityLabs at Katzen HERE.

Have you seen this painting? Looking for its current owner to find out if it can be borrowed for a huge retrospective show featuring the best artists from the last many years of DC’s storied art history.

It’s called “Last Washington Painting” by Alan Sonneman. A collector named Marc Moyens originally owned it but later sold it, and there is no record of who bought it from him.

Email me HERE if you have any clues as to its whereabouts. Thanks!

Ellyn Weiss writes about last week’s Salon Contra with Clarke Bedford and Laura Roulet HERE.

(Video highlights too!)

Kerry Reichs
Leaving Unknown
Author Event
Sunday April 25, 2010
2:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Clarendon Market Commons
2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201
Here’s a link to the B&N posting:
And here’s a blurb on the book:
“Mixing humor with tender moments, Reichs creates an enjoyable journey with wonderful writing and likable characters.”
—Library Journal
Sweet Lips, Tennessee . . . Toad Suck, Arkansas . . . Okay, Oklahoma . . . Truth or Consequences, New Mexico . . . Maeve Connelly’s epic road trip is taking her through every colorfully named tiny town in America on her way to the far less imaginatively named Los Angeles, California. With her foulmouthed cockatiel, Oliver, her only companion, Maeve’s heading way off the beaten track with little money and a load of painful baggage she wants to leave behind. But when her beloved rattletrap, “Elsie,” breaks down outside Unknown, Arizona, she finds herself taking a much longer rest stop than she anticipated.
The only mechanic in the vicinity is on an indefinite walkabout, so Maeve’s in for the long haul—and she’ll need to find two jobs to pay for Elsie’s eventual repair. But she’s starting to feel strangely at home among the quirky denizens of Unknown—especially around her new bookstore owner boss—so Maeve is seriously considering saying good-bye to Hollywood for good . . . if she can keep her past troubles from coming to light.
From Kerry Reichs, author of The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life, comes a poignant and very funny new novel about finding yourself after finding yourself in the middle of nowhere.