Wednesday, 7 May 2008

james bond comes to eckington and brings an artomatic

exciting news for my new neighborhood...
every thursday night from now until the end of the summer they are showing james bond movies at new york and florida avenue. a screen on the green type thing.

Welcome to another super fab summer outdoor film series in NoMA, right in the heart of the area called North of Mass Ave. or NOMA! This summer is exactly what everyone asked for - the best of JAMES BOND, OO7! We will have our usual (from last summer) CLINT EASTWOOD Dancers - now called THE JAMES BOND DANCERS - and of course we will have THE ODDJOB CHALLENGE and THE BOND CHALLENGE before each film. Films start around dusk, 8pm-ish, and please bring a blanket, a low lawnchair, your picnic basket and your wonderful, friendly selves... this event is FREE to the public and is made available to us through the generosity and good community efforts of the NOMA BID and NOMA Businesses . You like? So let 'em know... NoMA BID is at 202 - 289 - 0111! See ya at the movies this summer! All Bond, All Summer Long!! Directions...

Thursday, MAY 8 | DR. NO | (1962)
Thursday, MAY 15 | FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE | (1963)
Thursday, MAY 22 | GOLDFINGER | (1964)
Thursday, MAY 29 | THUNDERBALL | (1965)
Thursday, JUNE 5 | YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE | (1967)
Thursday, JUNE 12 | DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER | (1971)
Thursday, JUNE 19 | LIVE AND LET DIE | (1973)
Thursday, JUNE 26 | THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN | (1974)
Thursday, JULY 10 | THE SPY WHO LOVED ME | (1977)
Thursday, JULY 17 | MOONRAKER | (1979)
Thursday, JULY 24 | FOR YOUR EYES ONLY | (1981)
Thursday, JULY 31 | OCTOPUSSY | (1983)
Thursday, AUGUST 7 | A VIEW TO A KILL | (1985)
Thursday, AUGUST 14 | GOLDENEYE | (1995)
Thursday, AUGUST 21 | TOMORROW NEVER DIES | (1997)
Thursday, AUGUST 28 | DIE ANOTHER DAY | (2OO6)

and then this
starts this weekend!

700 artists and 300 performances will be at Artomatic 2008 and it's all starting this Friday at the Capitol Plaza I building (bad picture to the left) on 1st and M Streets, NE.

Highlights of opening weekend (from the NoMa BID press release) include:

*Unveiling of nine floors of 2-D and 3-D visual arts presentations by more than 700 local and regional artists.
*Flights of Fire--a fire dancing performance to be held outside at 9 p.m., Friday, May 9.
*"Electro-acoustic psychedelic world dance music" by Baltimore’s Telesma at 9 p.m., Friday, May 9.
*A Latin dance workshop with professional dance instructor Ibis Villegas, featuring salsa, merengue, samba, and other styles at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10.
*Progressive rock by Guardians of Iridescence at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 10.
*"The Road to Success," performance art by Carolina Mayorga in the form of a new TV game show at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 10.
*New wave/indie rock by Plastiq Passion, an all-girl band from Union City, New Jersey at 11 p.m., Saturday, May 10.
*An expressive drawing workshop with Giliah Litwack at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 11.
*"In-your-face" jazz/jam music "with a touch of funk" by Bethesda, JD-based Bassment Breaks at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 11.
More information and the full schedule of events is at

Scenic Artisan at the Bloomingdale blog and other neighborhood artists will be exhibiting so more reason to go!

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