Casual Lunch for two with George Hemphill

Enjoy lunch and lively conversation with the art dealer George Hemphill. Founder of Hemphill Fine Arts, which opened in 1993, Mr. Hemphill has 40 years of experience as a curator, art dealer, and consultant. He has served on the boards of directors of DC Arts Center, FotoWeek DC, and Washington Project for the Arts. At HEMPHILL, he has supported and exhibited the work of consequential American artists including Sam Gilliam, William Christenberry, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Renée Stout, Gene Davis, Anne Truitt, and Kenneth Noland. He continues to highlight work by young, cutting-edge, and emerging contemporary artists, including Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Julie Wolf, and Linling Lu. Over lunch near his 14th Street gallery, Mr. Hemphill will talk with his guests about the contemporary art world and his years of experience working with art and artists.

14th Street NW Walking Tour with Photographer Michael Horsley

Michael Horsley, who photographed the mean streets of Washington, DC during the 1980’s, will conduct a walking tour of the 14th Street corridor, visiting locations depicted in his vintage photographs. Horsley’s photographs document the gritty streets of Washington during the dark days of crack, crime, and corruption. The tour will start at the corner of 14th Street and Rhode Island Avenue and head to 14th and U streets.

Podcast Workshop

Peabody Award winning podcast producer A.C. Valdez offers a one day workshop designed to get your podcast up and running! He’ll cover the basics of podcast production including equipment and software recommendations, marketing and audience development, and an overview of podcast distribution options. The workshop is a great opportunity for an artist, writer, small business owner, or other aspiring podcaster to start learning the ropes. Valdez has worked in public radio, for shows like Tell Me More, The Kojo Nnamdi ShowAmerica Abroad, and Latino USA. In his current position with the Panoply network he has worked on The Ezra Klein Show, Vox’s The Weeds, and Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race, among other podcasts.

Paddle the Potomac with Philippa Hughes

Explore the Potomac and get a creative charge with Chief Contrarian of the Pink Line Project! Philippa Hughes will meet you and two friends below Key Bridge with paddles, life jackets, and know-how. After looking close-up at Roosevelt and other sites, you’ll return to the dock house for a cold one.

House Concert with Star FK Radium

For a music that can calm the nerves and excite the senses at the same time, there is nothing finer than Star FK Radium. This D.C. trio blends guitar, violin, and drums into concise soundscapes with the exuberance of a jazz combo and the emotional sweep of a chamber orchestra. You can hear their latest, Solitude Rotation, on their website. but instead of sharing a link with your friends, why not share the band themselves?

The winning bidder will have Bill, Alissa, and Matt of Star FK Radium as their own musical guests for a house concert (or office concert, etc.) anywhere in the DC metro area.

Someday soon, you’ll be watching a film at AFI or in the comfort of your own home, and you’ll hear the music of Star FKRadium as the soundtrack. Then you can tell your friends, “Oh yeah. They played at my house once.”

Get Synchronized!

Hannah Rosenstein, a massage therapist, will provide you with 1.5 hours of Core Synchronism, a deeply relaxing, safe, and gentle system of hand medicine designed to help re-establish balance in the flow of your body’s energies. By re-establishing synchronistic balance with the core current, cerebral spinal fluid and the dyssynchronistic body part —through palpation and focused intent— harmony is restored to the organism thus breaking the pain-discomfort cycle.

Mucho Kluncho Talent Show

A guaranteed spot in the Mucho Kluncho Talent Show on September 23! Show off your talent, the stupider and more homemade the better!
The Mucho Kluncho Talent Show takes place September 23; you must contact the Klunch by September 1 with your talent.

The Lansburgh’s Notebook Walking Tour

Join curator, writer, and DCAC Managing Director Blair Murphy for a walking tour based on her research for Footprint aka The Lansburgh’s Notebook, an exhibition that took place at Flashpoint Gallery from April 15 – May 6 of this year. Footprint aka The Lansburgh’s Notebook explored the history of arts spaces in downtown DC from the early 1970’s to the present day, with a focus on documenting the names, locations, and years of operation of galleries, non-profits, theaters, dance companies, artist studios, music spaces, and other small-scale arts organizations. The walking tour will include additional details, anecdotes, and stories Murphy unearthed during her research. The tour can be personalized to the participant’s interests, promising a rich experience for DC art scene veterans or curious newcomers.

One Hour Portrait Photography Session

Enjoy a one hour portrait photography session in-studio or at your chosen location with Irene Abdou Photography and receive a 11″ x 14″ print.

Memories don’t have to fade with time. At Irene Abdou Photography, LLC, recipient of the “People Love Us On Yelp” award, Angie’s List Super Service Award, and 2x winner of the Bride’s Choice Award by WeddingWire, we provide portrait photography in unique locations that are meaningful to you, creating beautiful works of art… family heirlooms… memories that make your heart stop a beat every time you look at them. If you want to celebrate your family, we’ll fuse fine art and photojournalism to create images that are simply…unforgettable.
Enter Irene Abdou Photography, LLC, and use this certificate for a personal portrait session, including family, high school senior, and couples. Before your session, you’ll come to our studio for an in-person planning meeting to talk about creative ideas, clothing, and locations for your session. Your session will then take place at our studio or at your chosen venue with up to 5 people or pets. Then, at your post-portrait “photo reveal” and home design consultation, your beautiful photographs will be unveiled and you can choose your favorite photograph for a complimentary 11×14 luster art print, and order additional fine art prints and custom-designed products. So make your memories last, because Irene Abdou will tell your story just the way you imagined – from the moment of your child’s birth to her wedding day. Visit us online at