Peeps, milkmachine, lawn mower races: this weekend at Artomatic

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 4:52pm
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If you haven’t already partaken of Artomatic’s performing arts — or even if you have! — this weekend, the next-to-last, offers something for everyone, from children with a creative urge to jazz aficionados. Here’s just a few highlights!

PEEPS® Events Galore!

This Saturday afternoon the Utrecht Art Room will host two Peeps diorama building workshops for children led by diorama finalists Julianne Yurek, Jennifer Turner, and Jennifer's daughter, Vanessa. To RSVP, visit www.artomatic.org/kids. Catch up with more winners at the Meet the Artists PEEPS® Party from 7-9pm on the 9th Floor.

Check out the Stages:

Music offerings this week run the gamut from the infectiously entertaining acoustic blues and jugband sound of Snakehead Run to the dreamy mellow stylings of Moon River [right]. There's plenty of rock as well. The Lamplighter Stage offers The Rachel Carson's Project Thursday night and Larry Frazier Friday night. Later Friday, local indie rock band Color School hits the main stage at 8:30, followed by reggae rockers the Novatones and punk group Surgery Dot Com. The sassy, soulful spectacle of Coup Sauvage and the Snips will close the night. Not enough rock? Come back Saturday - the lineup includes milkmachine, My Enemy Complete, Dance for the Dying and Triple Threat.

Jazz fans will find Abby Nightingale and the Drivers performing on the Heineken Main Stage Thursday at 8pm and SWAG FUNK returning to the Heineken Cherry Smash Stage from 1-4pm for Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Not in the mood for music? There's also four comedy performances and the Stache and Friends Variety Show as well as the return of Liberated Muse.

Pay a visit to the Carl Cordell Film Theater:

Living Legends of Alexandria is an ongoing photojournalism documentary project to chronicle people contributing to life in Alexandria. Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm

Hail to the Groupies a comedy sex romp through Hollywood (18 and over only) Friday, June 15, 10pm-12am

Our City Film Festival "Best of" a collection of short films exploring life in DC, including how music brings us together (Ballou, Porchfest) as well how labels create identity and challenge communities (Groundwater, Green Hair Grey Hair) Saturday, June 16, 7-10pm

On Your Mark, Get Set, MOW! explores the world of lawn mower racing against a family's race to find a cure for Huntington's disease. Sunday, June 17, 2-4pm