|ALLEY-OOP MURALS & MUSIC FESTIVAL! The DC Alley Museum’s Alley-Oop Festival celebrates the addition of new murals by Bill Warrell, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Billy Colbert, Rose Jaffe, Jim Duckworth, Stephen E Lewis and Captain.Izabella.Sparrow to this outdoor public art collection.
The fun begins on Saturday, September 23rd, during Shaw Main Streets’ ART ALL NIGHT 2017: Made in DC, DC’s free overnight arts festival, with live music, projections and street entertainers, as the DC Alley Museum’s murals are illuminated at night for the very first time. Enjoy live music with the radiantly presented murals and mosaics as well as projections by Robin Bell as the backdrop, plus other festivities in Blagden Alley like dragon dancers and street performances. Also, be sure to enjoy great food and drink, like dan dan noodles to go from Tiger Fork and award-winning cocktails at the country’s newly proclaimed “Best American Cocktail Bar,” Columbia Room.
On Sunday, September 24th, join us for a family friendly celebration of the artists’ new works with an official ribbon cutting with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Film screenings, children’s arts activities including paint sessions with DC Alley Museum artist Bill Warrell and #Shawsome fence art creator Sydney Buffalow, street entertainers, yoga, live music and more take over Blagden Alley for day two of the Alley-Oop Festival.
Check out the Alley-Oop Festival line-up (as of 09/10/17):
Saturday September 23,2017, 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
7:00 PM Matt Cohen/MT Rainier (solo guitar)
8:00 PM Danger Painters (rock quartet)
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM Projection by Robin Bell
9:00 PM Boat Burning (guitar orchestra)
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM Luke Stewart (electric Jazz)
Sunday September 24, 2017, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
1:00 PM Lisa Marie Thalhammer Meditation Yoga with Broto Roy & John Protopapas (tabla & sitar)
1:30-4:00 PM Kids Create Art at Long View Gallery with Soul & Ink T-shirt and Button Making
1:30 PM Film Screening: “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC,” A documentary film by Scott Crawford
2:15 PM Ancestral Duo – AEC Dedication 2:30 PM Ribbon Cutting/Dedication of New Murals 2:50 PM Janel Leppin Volcanic Ash (New Music sextet)
3:00 PM Film Screening: “The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan,” A documentary film by Joseph Pattisall, narrated by Henry Rollins (2.13.61)
4:00 PM Cristina Rios/Forces (Rock quartet)
5:00 PM Nag Champa DC Art Ensemble (electronic Jazz-Rock)
It’s all FREE and open to the public, and no tickets are required. The DC Alley Museum Alley-Oop Murals and Music Festival is presented by Shaw Main Streets in conjunction with the DC Alley Museum, with funding from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Muriel E. Bowser, Mayor; Douglas Development Corporation; and other sponsors.