The Water St. Project – April 19th – 29th

Art Exhibition / Music
April 19th – 29th
Open Daily 1 – 7pm
Evening Programming Nightly
Grand Opening April 20th 8pm- 2am
See Schedule Below for specific programing details.

No Kings Collective and The Popal Group, owners of Cafe Bonaparte and Napoleon Bistro, are proud to host a temporary creative space and gallery located along the Georgetown Waterfront at 3401 Water Street, NW in an unparalleled merger of fine art and music. This Georgetown space will become a premier cultural anchor for 11 days and will be comparable with the area’s creative and cultural institutions. The Water St. Project will be a transformative environment, one that will cater to the curiosities of the novice and the experienced onlooker. The property will be converted into a multidisciplinary flash exhibition that will run from April 19th – 29th. Open to the public daily between 1 and 7pm, with special evening programming throughout the 11 days.

Featured Artists:
The show will feature prominent DC and national artists who will invade the transformed environment in distinct zones within the space. Artists include:
Kelly Towles
James Kerns
Dafna Steinberg
Kate Campagna
Maggie O’Neill
James Meade
Paul Mericle
Brandon Hill
Billy Mode
Drew Storm Graham
Greg Deal
Jacqueline Levine
Tariq Tucker
Hamilton Riley

When & Where: Opening event and showing Friday, April 20th, 8pm to 2am. Exhibition runs through Sunday, April 29th, 2012 with a variety of different music and entertainment programming every night. The space will be open hours Thursday through Sunday 2pm – 8pm with special event programming every night from 8pm- 2am. Located at 3401 Water St., N.W. Washington D.C.


Thursday 19th 7PM – 11PM Capitol Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Ticketed Admission

Friday 20th 8PM – 2AM Water Street Project Grand Opening

The Water Street Project opening, sponsored by Honest Tea, showcases the core collaborators of this project “the Artists.” The Water Street Project includes Murals and Installations by artists Kelly Towles, Brandon Hill, James Kerns, Dafna Steinberg, Kate Campagna, Maggie O’Neil, James Meade, Paul Mericle, Billy Mode, Gaia, Greg Deal, Jacqueline Levine, Drew Storm Graham, Tariq Tucker, and Hamilton Riley . Evening Programming will include special music performance by Typefighter, Lightfoot, Cold Fronts, and Ugly Purple Sweater.

This event is Free / Open to Public

Saturday 21st 8PM – 2AM Listen Local First presents Record Store Day Showcase

Chris Naoum and Rene Moffatt co-created Listen Local First DC, as a local music initiative devoted to building awareness and creating opportunities for LOCAL MUSICIANS and venues in order to raise the profile of DC’s local music scene. LLF partners with local musicians, local arts organizations, local venues and locally owned businesses to create performance opportunities and new avenues for local music exploration. Riffling through their artist rolodex, LLF presents acts Les Rhinoceros, Young Rapids, Shark week, and Silver Liners at the Water Street Project space.

This event is Free / Open to Public

Sunday 22nd 11am – 4pm Eco Art + Design Depot

In celebration of Earth Day, Benevolent Media and SCRAP DC present an afternoon of eco-conscious art and design, featuring a pop-up marketplace of local vendors and interactive workshops led by teaching artists dedicated to inspiring “creative reuse” and environmentally sustainable behavior.

This event is Free / Open to Pubic. For more information visit

Wednesday 25th 6PM -10PM Tech Cocktail

Tech Cocktail is a media company that covers the latest tech innovations across the globe. Tech Cocktail has been hosting mixer events and writing about technology start-ups and entrepreneurs across the country with the focus of helping to amplify the local technology signal since 2006. They have hosted large events in Chicago, D.C., NY, San Francisco, Boston, Boulder, San Diego, Detroit, Boise, Austin, Barcelona and more.

Ticketed Admission. To Purchase Tickets or More Information visit

Thursday 26th

6p-10p The WW Club: Whiskey & Women, A Gentleman’s Affair

The WW Club: A Style Speakeasy
In an homage to the DC speakeasies of the past and present, stylist Elise Peterson and photographer Kate Warren of GoKateShoot bring you The WW Club, an event to celebrate menswear and the ladies that love a dapper man. Featuring a whiskey tasting, burlesque performances by the titillating Cherrie Sweetbottom, and a curated styling boutique with pieces from Federal, Hugh & Crye, It’s Vintage Darling, and Dr. K’s Vintage, this speakeasy will get you all hot and bothered. What does WW stand for? Come and find out. Get dressed, and let The WW Club tease you a little bit, DC.

Ticketed Admission. To Purchase Tickets or More Information visit

10p-2a 95 Live

Commonwealth Sneaker Boutique, has been a pillar of the sneaker / streetwear community in DC for some time now. Original concept 95 Live, is a platform that has connected a plethora of DJs and musical acts to the District. We plan to host this for one special night featuring music by DJs Harry Hotter and Jerome Baker III.

This event is Free / Open to Public

Friday 27th – 10PM-2AM All Things Go Showcase

Local dudes at All Things Go, team up with this project presenting a dynamic lineup of music for the evening. ATG is a music, news, and culture website based here in Washington, DC. Their aim as they put it “is to be the filter for the many great (inter)national music happenings for a general DC audience, while maintaining relevance to the outside world.” ATG brings Penguin Prison to the District for an notable DJ set. Also Nico’s Gun, and Lightwaves cap off the night.

Ticketed Admission. Available here…

Saturday 28th – Special Event Hosted by Popal Group

Special Event hosted by the Popal Group, owners of Napoleon Cafe + Cafe Bonaparte, and Alliance Francaise

This event is Free / Open to Public

Sunday 29th –

Founded by a group of artistically minded native Washingtonians, local culture collective SHAM is fast becoming a homegrown favorite, creating and hosting multimedia art events which feature some of the District’s most innovative and cutting edge musicians, designers, artist, and creatives. No small feat, SHAM actively promotes entrepreneurship through their coordination of independent retail pop-ups with past participants selling everything from Men’s and Women’s vintage fashion and streetwear to artisanal cupcakes. Sunday 29th will be no exception.

This event is Free / Open to Public

DC based collective MDLN Ventures presents the NYC’s The Romantic Movement, a collaborative effort between a most diverse and talented cache of artists and style purveyors. The Romantic Movement, comprised of the sartorially minded Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of style/culture based blog Street Etiquette and Jesse Boykins III, Mara Hruby, Joekenneth Museau, Joshua Bennett, and Melo – X, offers a smooth blend of contemporary soul, spoken word, hip-hop and jazz in a manner both reflective and progressive, engaging to not only your ears, but also your eyes. The Romantic Movement’s former iteration can be found here.

Ticketed Admission. Available here….

The Water St. Project April 19th – 29th

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