A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Art is Risen Edition

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Work by Sondra Arkin at Long View Gallery's Network which opens this Thursday.  Image courtesy of the gallery. 

Thursday, April 2

All We Art – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Join All We Art for a discussion featuring Luisa Elena Vidaurre, Andrea Pollan and Lisa Brown. Visitors to the Through Her Eyes discussion will hear about lessons learned and tips from their experience as gallery owners. For more details, click here.
 All We Art is located at 1666 33rd Street NW. 

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Big Boost for the Streetcar from Bowser (NOT an April Fools' Joke)


The streetcar, which so recently found itself on the ropes and with its future looking bleak, got a huge boost last night when Mayor Bowser committed to not only get the H Street/Benning Road line up and running, but also to extend it Ward 7 and eventually take it all the way across the District to Georgetown. You've got to love the love the symbolism if nothing else. And here's the streetcar money quote that appeared in the Washington Post: “We all know that [the streetcar process] has been long on promises and short on results. That changes now." Nice!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Maketto Opens 4/10 w/Ticketed House Warming Party 4/4

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Long awaited retail/restaurant and cafe space Maketto (1351 H Street) will finally officially open its doors to the public Friday April 10th at 7am. Really can't wait that long or just need to be among the first to see Maketto? Well, you could always buy a ticket to their pre-opening party this Saturday for $25. The event will feature live music and the bar, cafe, food, and retail sections will be fully open.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Kostume Karaoke Invitational

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Disco disco, a photo by flickr user verborrea (Manolo Gómez). Used under a Creative Commons License

Can you belt one out with the best of them? What about when you're dressed in a silly disguise? You can? Awesome! Then you'll want to be a part of the Kostume Karaoke Invitational. It's not a talent search. They want folks who are looking to have fun and know how to entertain a crowd. The rewards? Cash, prizes, and eternal fame and bragging rights.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Weekend East City Event Round Up: People’s Choice Edition

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Pictured above, Rita Elner's Beautiful Thing is among the contenders for the People's Choice Awards.  Image courtesy of the artist.


Friday, March 27

Gallery Al-Quds – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
 The ongoing series, Exiles & nomads, features works that represent family and community through the use of  a variety of materials. The artist uses ceramics, glass, and discarded wood to build sculptures and portraits.  For details, click here.
 The Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al-Quds is located at 2425 Virginia Avenue NW.

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PinUp Burlesque w/Jumpin Jupiter ​at RnR Hotel

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Catch a bit of retro style pin up burlesque with live music from Jumpin Jupiter right here on H Street April 3rd.

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Salta Bloss Brings Music, Art, Food, & Fun to 6 Area Venues

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Press release (very slightly edited):

On Saturday March 28, 2015, coinciding with the annual celebration of DC’s Cherry Blossom Festival, the Atlas District will experience its inaugural year of the family-oriented multi-venue celebration and exhibition of the arts entitled, Salta Bloss. Curated by DC’s The Joodlum Group, Salta Bloss will feature hand-picked artists and artist collectives from both DC and NYC to exhibit a combination of visual art, installations and live painting throughout the entire day.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Menu for Sally's Middle Name Pop Up this Sunday

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Sally's Middle Name is popping up for a special tasting this Sunday night at Boundary Road (414 H Street). Visit Sally's Middle Name's website to learn more them.

Toki & One Eight Distilling Present Toki on Okie Cherry Blossom Social

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Looking to celebrate the cherry blossoms, but can't take the tourist hoards? Snag a ticket to the Toki on Okie Dine and Drink Cherry Blossom Social and you can avoid the out of town crowd. It'll be peak bloom on Okie Street April 9th (7-10pm) when Toki on Okie unites One Eight Distilling (1135 Okie Street) and Toki Underground's (2nd floor of 1234 H Street) chef Erik Bruner-Yang.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FONA Garden Fair & Plant Sale Coming Up

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The National Arboretum is a great place to visit anytime. Right now it's particularly exciting because bald eagles are nesting there for the first time in 70 years. If you haven't been recently, it's probably time to go again. I'm excited to have reserved my space in an upcoming Full Moon Hike, but they have a ton of events that you should definitely investigate.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

$5k Reward for Info Re: Kitten Shot in the Eye w/a BB Gun

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I am further advised that WHS society staff have nicknamed this kitten Ranger.