Tonight: “The American Pops Orchestra brings Broadway hits with a modern twist to the Plaza at CityCenter from 7:30-8:30pm” and check out Phaan Howng’s new Coneflower Canopy
Excerpt from a press release:
“APO: APO, well known for reinventing American popular music through non-traditional orchestras, brings together musicians and the community to CityCenterDC on June 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Orchestrations by Conor Keelan include “Almost Like Being in Love”, “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “On the Street Where You Live”, “If I Loved You/Will You Still Love Me”, “Whatever Lola Wants” , “Defying Gravity”, “Popular”, “9 to 5” and “Climb Every Mountain”. Most recently, APO has been featured on over twelve national shows on PBS, with programs ranging from American roots to a complete reimagining of the musical WICKED.
ECOFLOWER CANOPY: Coneflower Canopy is part of CityCenterDC’s mission to bring art to the property and encourage local creatives. The summer installation, curated by Latela Curatorial specifically for Palmer Alley, adds an enchanting place for patrons and passers-by to enjoy while strolling through CityCenterDC. Coneflower Canopy is part of CityCenterDC’s summer lineup. You can also expect art, music, bubble shows, spectacular al fresco dining and, of course, the best shopping in town.
Echinacea, a flower in the Echinacea family, is an endangered, drought-tolerant species native to the Mid-Atlantic region. For local artist Phaan Howng, Coneflower Canopy represents the need to put the health of our planet first. Programming around the arts will help educate the public on how to incorporate local ecology into home gardens.
WHO: Phaan Howng is a multidisciplinary artist who is local to the DC area. Howng’s work has deep roots tied to the land and his work highlights the impact of local ecology on everyday life. Howng uses painting, sculpture and installation art to better represent her message. Howng’s art has recently been featured in “The Succession of Nature” exhibits at the Baltimore Museum of Art and “The Long Conversation” at the Smithsonian Arts and Industry Museum.
ACTIVITIES: Curated by Latela Curatorial for CityCenterDC, Coneflower Canopy offers activities among the art installation that will develop throughout the summer months.
REWILD, a DC-based plant store that seeks to help people create a sense of retirement using houseplants, will host an Echinacea Workshop at CityCenterDC this summer. This workshop will teach participants how to incorporate echinacea into summer gardens. REWILD will explain to attendees why Echinacea is such a great native pollinator and how you can best care for it.
CALABASH Tea & Coffee, a wellness brand designed to reconnect modern people with food and drink as medicine, will appear at CityCenterDC Farmers Market starting June 14. You can find echinacea teas and drinks in CALABASH pop-ups.