Maybe it's because I've been in school for about 25 years of my life that I associate September with a new slate, a new time, a more productive one. Less procrastination and more completion, you know? I have been out of school for a bit now and in adult life -- aside from the feeling of a fresh start -- September also comes with some fun, fun, fun. Here are some of the happenings we are looking forward to this season:
The Shaw Bijou
Kwame Onwuachi, a friend and previous Top Chef contestant is opening one of the most anticipated restaurant in Washington, D.C. this season. November 1st to be exact. His tasting menu will be $138 per person not including tax, tip, or drinks. It will have 32 seats and a members-only bar upstairs. So suite! ;)
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (SNMAAHC)
After almost 13 years in the making, The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is FINALLY opening this month! It will be open to the public on September 24th with weekend festival following; Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration. This three-day festival will include musical performances, spoken word, oral history activities, evening concerts, a drum circle, storytelling, and interactive workshops from artists representing the histories and traditions of the African diaspora. Friday events run from 12 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday events run from 12 to 9 p.m. (Free) Downtown, Washington, D.C.
New York Fashion Week
It is here and every season is better than the last. If you find yourself in NYC (and are cool enough) check out the schedule and hit up your favorite show! If fashion week is all merely digital pleasure for you, stay tuned for show to show updates and reviews on Vogue
Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life -- The Broad
The Broad's first special exhibition Imitation of Life by Cindy Sherman is closing on October 3rd. Eli and Edye Broad have collected Sherman's work for over 30 years and are now on sharing it with the public. When you visit, you'll find some nice treats; Kara Walker, Jeff Koons, Basquiats, Chuck Close, Cecily Brown, and SO MUCH MORE! $12, Downtown, LA.
Foto Week DC
Okay, this week happens to be my favorite week in November, but I am biased! Foto Week DC is a citywide celebration featuring 150+ exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide. Are you a photographer or have you just been loving your photography skills lately? Join in on the fun by entering some of their competitions or grab your best friend or mentee and enjoy some of the exhibitions and conversations surrounding Foto Week.