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Tuesday
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'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in Beautiful Outdoor Setting

Mark Dreisonstok, The Sentinel Newspapers

"I attended an “off-campus” Wolf Trap evening’s entertainment closer to home at Union Market in North-East Washington. There [as part of By The People], Halcyon, Wolf Trap Opera and the Hong Kong Ballet presented recently “The Seven Deadly Sins,” a forty-five-minute Modernist work from 1933, with music by Kurt Weill and text by Bertolt Brecht.

Sunday
7
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Life, Liberty, Happiness: By The People Pursues Ideals, Innovations in New Citywide Festival

Mackenzie Wienger, Washington Diplomat

A new international arts and dialogue festival —themed around America’s founding ideals — has arrived in Washington, D.C., with grand ambitions to shake up the city’s arts scene and status. By The People, held across over a dozen locations from June 21 to 24, was designed to showcase an array of performances, art installations and speakers with a particularly Washington bent.

Friday
6
22

Transformer Artist Talk: Ramekon O'Arwisters

Full Service Radio, Full Service Radio

By The People partner Transformer presented Crochet Jam featuring prominent artist Ramekon O’Arwisters on June 22, 2018. 

Friday
6
22

Five Ways To Have A Totally Free Weekend In D.C.

Lori McCue, DCist

Find art all around you: If you see a piece of art in D.C. that looks like it wasn't there last week, there's an excellent chance it's part of the first-annual By The People festival.

Friday
6
22

Artist teaches self-healing through his art after it helped him through tough times

Bria White, WUSA9

There are free events in Farragut Square all this summer.

Thursday
6
21

Weekend Round Up June 21, 2018

Richard Selden, The Georgetowner

Plan to stuff yourself this weekend. Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week ends Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue will be smokin’ for the National Capital BBQ Battle. Also on Sunday, eight top chefs will cross claws at the DC Crab Cake Competition, where you can sample all eight cakes.

Thursday
6
21

Maya Freelon's Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life

Jacoba Urist, Smithsonian.com

For more than a decade, artist Maya Freelon has created striking abstract sculptures and installations from tissue paper and water stains. Her technique — letting water gently drip so the paper’s color bleeds organically — arose from happenstance, when, as an MFA student, she discovered a stack of old tissue paper in her grandmother’s basement.

Thursday
6
21

The first annual ‘By the People’ festival brings huge installations and free performances to every quadrant of D.C.

Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post Express

Austin has South by Southwest. Aspen has the Aspen Ideas Festival. Now, D.C. has its own artsy, zeitgeist-capturing event. The inaugural By the People festival, running Thursday through Sunday, sprinkles interactive installations and innovative performances across five hub locations in the city.

Thursday
6
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June 21-24 By The People Festival

Team, Congress Heights on the Rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2018) – Halcyon this week announced the final line-up of artists, performers, and speakers who will participate in the inaugural By The People festival, June 21-24. Washington’s largest international arts and dialogue festival will take place in every quadrant of the city, bringing people together around the themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thursday
6
21

Halcyon Has Quickly Established Itself as a Force in the D.C. Arts World

Kriston Capps, Washington City Paper

Halcyon’s reach extends across the District. By The People, the citywide festival that the nonprofit is launching this weekend, may be unprecedented here. Neko Case and Ray LaMontagne opened the festival on Wednesday night with a concert at The Anthem. Most of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums plan to stay open until midnight on Saturday for a solstice party coordinated with Halcyon.