I am playing a show this coming Thursday Aug. 4th at the Phillips Collection, Washington’s world-famous art museum next door in Dupont Circle.
On the first Thursday of every month, the museum opens its doors for performance, tours of new exhibits, drinks and food, attracting hundreds of neighbors and art enthusiasts. This month’s theme is “By the Sea,” featuring the paintings of William Merritt Chase. Be sure to buy your ticket in advance through the links below, as Phillips After 5 routinely sells out.
My friends and I will play music in the Tryst Cafe courtyard at the Phillips from 5 until 8:30pm. More information below. Thank you and until then, – Peter
By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!
You and me, you and me, oh how happy we’ll be!
-From “For Me and My Gal,” Harold Atteridge / Harry Carroll, 1914Escape the DC heat with a night at the beach alongside William Merritt Chase’s seaside images. Grab dinner at participating food trucks, taste the warm notes of summer with rum samplings from Cotton & Reed Distillery, and sway to the calypso sound of the Casio Steel Band. DC-based songwriter Peter Maybarduk and indie rock quintet Notaries Public perform original music and pianist Simon Kirabo Muyanja of Uganda performs seaside-themed jazz and popular standards within the courtyard.
Reservations strongly recommended for Phillips after 5 as this popular event tends to sell out in advance. Member reservations are not required. For quick and easy admission, members should go directly to theMembership line.Please have your government-issued ID ready when you enter. Read more.
The Office of Community Engagement at The College of William & Mary invited me to speak at the Active Citizens Conference this year, which gathered about two hundred students and faculty from a number of states. I spoke about the relationship between service work and justice work, drawing on my own experiences as a student at William & Mary and our more recent work on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here are a few minutes from the conclusion of conclusion of my talk.
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