Leisure

Reviews and think pieces on music, movies, art, and theater.



Music

Pinegrove Delivers on Rustic Indie Rock with Marigold

Driving around my hometown. Going to visit a group of old friends who I won’t see for a while. Leafless, late-autumn trees. Cold air. The porch out back. The best... Read more

Art

Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s Commitment to Community Shines in Comunidades en Movimiento

As a faint short film flickers on the wall across from the exhibit’s entrance, the sound of skateboard wheels on concrete rumbles throughout the room. A jumble of small sculptures... Read more

Performance

The Amen Corner Brings Baldwin to Life at Sidney Harman Hall

“The greatest poet in the English language found his poetry where poetry is found: in the lives of the people.” This sentence appears in a 1964 James Baldwin essay titled... Read more

Performance

Penn Masala and Student Groups Light Up the Stage at Gaston Hall

The South Asian student organizations of Georgetown, George Washington University, and American University hosted Penn Masala and various South Asian student dance groups at Gaston Hall in front of a... Read more

Music

Beach Bunny Combines Intimate Narratives With Uplifting Indie Pop In Honeymoon

Beach Bunny’s debut album, Honeymoon (2020), isn’t revolutionary, but the bright blast of indie pop is a refreshingly sincere addition to a genre that can be riddled with clichés. Lili... Read more

Performance

Life is a Cabaret: Georgetown Rock Extravaganza Bands Students Together

Cabaret is, quite literally, an intergenerational Georgetown tradition. When Teddy Zambetti (COL ’80) helped put on the original Cabaret in 1977, he had no way of knowing that his daughter... Read more

Performance

Black Theatre Ensemble’s Blood at the Root Plants Deep Seeds of Thought

A red wash covers the floor and walls of the set of Blood at the Root, Georgetown University’s Black Theatre Ensemble (BTE) spring show. The hue, imbued by both painted... Read more

Leisure

Concert Preview: Chelsea Cutler, March 5, The Fillmore Silver Spring

The accomplished 23-year-old EDM and pop artist Chelsea Cutler will be bringing her bouncy, alternative sound to The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 5.  Released in January of this year,... Read more

Music

Father of All… Miscellany: Green Day’s New Album is Experimental, yet Lacking Direction

Just like its censored title, Father of All… (as opposed to Father of All Motherfuckers), Green Day’s new album feels oddly restrained and polished for punk rock. The band’s 13th... Read more

Performance

Histories Collide in Mother Road at Arena Stage

Stretching backstage and out of sight, the road—Mother Road—appears to last forever. It is the context for every event to unfold for the next two and a half hours, and... Read more

Performance

Improvfest 2020: Two Nights of Comedic Talent on Show

Each year, the Georgetown Improv Association (GIA) hosts Improvfest, a showcase of sorts that brings collegiate improv teams from all around the DMV and country to Bulldog Alley. The event... Read more

Performance

Mask and Bauble’s Hedda Gabler is a Gripping Tale of Love and Power

Hedda Gabler, presented by the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society and directed by Margaret Gleason (COL ’22), is an uncompromising work of art. As the lights cast a dim sunlight... Read more

Art

Age Old Cities Transforms Destroyed Past into a Haunting Virtual Journey

In a new, innovative take on what constitutes an art exhibit, the Sackler Gallery of Asian Art presents: Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul. Unlike any... Read more

Performance

Chris Distefano Brings Edgy Comedy to the Capital

From the beginning of Chris Distefano’s show, he seemed to immediately click with the audience. Between his impressions of millennial culture and the ease with which he talked about his... Read more

Performance

GUDC Spring Concert Creates Fervor Through Physicality

The minute that members of Georgetown University Dance Company (GUDC) take their places for rehearsal; they are no longer students. An intense focus grips their gaze as they immediately command... Read more

Movies

Birds of Prey is Pretty Freakin’ Fantabulous

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) needs a fresh start. When we are reintroduced to the Suicide Squad antiheroine, she has just been dumped by her “puddin,” the Joker. Cocktail-drunk and heartbroken,... Read more

Movies

A Mobster Snitches on the Mafia in The Traitor

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching mob movies, it’s that you never snitch on the mafia. Killing people, stealing, selling drugs, infringing on other mobsters’ territories, or sleeping... Read more

Performance

Black Movements Dance Theatre Spring Concert Showcases Historical Icons and Modern Identities

It’s production week for Black Movements Dance Theatre (BMDT)’s upcoming Spring Dance Concert: Legends, Leaders, Warriors and Other Great Souls. Dancers dressed in all black are spread across the floor... Read more

Leisure

Concert Preview: Fitz and The Tantrums, Feb. 14, The Anthem

Indie-pop darlings Fitz and The Tantrums will bring their bright, funky alternative sound to The Anthem on Friday, February 14th.  The group’s current run promoting their latest record, All The... Read more

Movies

The Voice Predicts the 2020 Oscars

Best Picture by Abby Webster Who Will Win: 1917 Who Should Win: Parasite For a brief moment in 2017, we lived in a world where the Academy made good decisions. Last year’s Gr**n... Read more