Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Picnic Theatre Company Presents a Festive Rendition of Sherlock Holmes’ Hound of The Baskervilles

The Picnic Theatre CompanyThe Picnic Theatre Company’s members Nurith Celina Aizenman, Joe Brinker, Nova Daly, Betsy L. Graves, Jane Latham Hodges, John Plumb, Omar Popal, Sandrine Rastello, Christina Sevilla and Matt Stoller and Director Karim Chrobog after the Thursday evening, Nov.21 performance.

THE WASHINGTON-BASED Picnic Theatre Company presented three sold-out, fun-filled performances of Sherlock Holmes and Hound of The Baskervilles at Dumbarton House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. The play by Tim Kelly was based on the famous story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and was directed by Karim Chrobog. The Picnic Theatre Company performers were Nurith Celina Aizenman, Joe Brinker, Nova Daly, Betsy L. Graves, Jane Latham Hodges, John Plumb, Omar Popal, Sandrine Rastello, Christina Sevilla and Matt Stoller.

IN THE STORY, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson have been summoned to Baskerville Hall on a desolate Scottish moor. An old colleague Dr. Mortimer hopes to enlist the pair to determine if the recent death of Sir Charles Baskerville is the result of an alleged curse that has loomed over the Baskerville family since 1742. The Picnic Theatre’s rendition of the resulting investigation by Holmes is filled with intrigue and delightful humor.

SINCE ITS founding in 2010, the Picnic Theatre’s productions include Moli?e’s “The Hypochondriac,” “The Misanthrope” and “Tartuffe The Hypocrite”; “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”; “An Evening with Anton Chekhov”; Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s “The Rivals”; and Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband.”

FOUNDING MEMBERS include award-winning documentary filmmaker and Picnic Theatre director Karim Chrobog.

FOR MORE information about The Picnic Theatre, visit www.facebook.com/PicnicTheatre.

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‘Vues Africaines 2013′ exhibition at Mbari Institute in Washington, D.C.

'Vues Africaines 2013' exhibition at Mbari Institute in Washington, D.C.Mimi Wolford of the Mbari Institute with artists Edmond Nassa from Burkina Faso and Kine Aw from Senegal

ON SATURDAY afternoon, Nov. 16 an opening reception was held for the art exhibition “Vues Africaines 2013,” with paintings by Kine Aw (www.kineaw.com) from Senegal and sculptures by Edmond Nassa (www.bigaart.com) from Burkina Faso, at the Mbari Institute in Washington, D.C.

For more information: 202-244-6094.

'Vues Africaines 2013' exhibition at Mbari Institute in Washington, D.C.Painting by Kine Aw

'Vues Africaines 2013' exhibition at Mbari Institute in Washington, D.C.Sculpture by Edmond Nassa

'Vues Africaines 2013' exhibition at Mbari Institute in Washington, D.C.Mimi Wolford, Mbari Institute, painter Kine Aw and her mother

Opening reception for the photo exhibit ‘Himnos – Anthems’ (‘Anthems: the criolla music of Peru) presented by Ana De Obregoso at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.

Opening reception for the photo exhibit 'Himnos - Anthems' ('Anthems: the criolla music of Peru) Musical PE? with Billy Castillo, Manuel Ercilla and Victor Padilla performed criolla music on Friday evening at the Embassy of Peru.

ON FRIDAY evening, Nov. 15 the photographic exhibit and art installation “Anthems: the criolla music of Peru” presented by Ana De Obregoso opened at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. It is a celebration of Peruvian music that translates an integrated identity, collective memory. “The criolla music is a cult, life, heartbeat, it is blood, it is hearth.” During the evening Musical PE? with Billy Castillo, Manuel Ercilla and Victor Padilla performed criolla music.

Musical PE? performed criolla music on Friday evening at the Embassy of Peru.The photographic exhibit and art installation The photographic exhibit and art installation The photographic exhibit and art installation “Anthems: the criolla music of Peru.”

Swedish police officer Tor Burman will speak about Swedish and European police and law enforcement efforts at a SACU luncheon in Washington, D.C.

“SWEDISH and European police and law enforcement efforts – background and future” – is the topic at a SACU (Swedish-American Cultural Union) luncheon on Thursday, November 14 at the Pier Seven Restaurant in Washington, D.C. Speaker is Tor Burman, a Swedish police officer, who for the past five years has represented the European Union’s law enforcement agency EUROPOL in Washington. He will talk about how Sweden, the United States, and other countries work together to combat crime.

THE SACU luncheon begins at 12 noon with “no host” cocktails and concludes by 2 p.m. Member cost is $25.00, non-members $29.00. Pier Seven Restaurant is located in the Channel Inn, 650 Water Street, S.W. on the District’s Southwest waterfront. Parking is available in the Channel Inn parking garage (validation available). For non-drivers, the Waterfron Station of the Metro Center Green Line is in easy walking distance.

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