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Community Partner: The Soundry

The Soundry is a modern arts and music venue located in Vienna, Virginia. The home of up-and-coming painters, sculptors, craftsmen and musicians, there is always something cool and unique happening at the Soundry.

The Soundry invites the D.C. APA Film community to enter their “TechnoPunk 1801-2099″ exhibit. This exhibit is for fans of CyberPunk, SteamPunk, Street Punk, New Media, and Anime. Click here to go to their Call for Entries page. The grand opening reception for this show is on Friday October 22nd from 7-11 p.m.

Another upcoming exhibit is Cartoon Cult, an art show celebrating contemporary cartoon characters, comic strips, digital animation, anime, and videogames (emphasis on original characters). The opening reception will be on December 4th, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Click here for information on how to submit your work.

Yours truly is a fan of Swap & Roll: Musician’s Gear Swap. Soundry owners Jennifer Crawford and Thor Berglie are hoping that this will turn into a monthly gathering. The event is FREE for everyone. If you no longer want that accordion, harmonica or melodica that’s sitting in your closet, bring it to the Soundry and trade it (or sell it) for an instrument that you like. Here are more deets about Swap & Roll. The next musician gear swap is on October 31st.

One of the popular events at the Soundry is Friday night’s Verbal Assualt. It is an eclectic mix of poetry, monologues, rants, spoken word or just plain ‘ol free form expression. The next Verbal Assault will be on October 29th starting at 8 pm. Verbal Assault was recently featured in The Washington Post.

Other cool events: Tuesday’s Music Open Mic Night (and it’s streamlined live!); Wednesday’s Comedy Open Mic Night and Thursday night’s Vinyl Vibrations where you bring your records and listen to them while sipping a cup of coffee.

So if you’re looking for an art studio or your band needs a spot to rehearse (or you just want to get a cup of coffee), make sure you check out The Soundry.

All photos courtesy of Jennifer of The Soundry.

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