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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Union Market Opens Monday 11/24 to Help You Prep for Thanksgiving

Market Hours
Union Market is usually closed on Mondays, but not this week. They added special Monday hours (11am-2pm) for those last minute Thanksgiving preppers. Please note that some vendors may not be operating during the special hours.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Touché Supper Club Opens Tonight


Touché Supper Club (1123 H Street) opens its doors to the public tonight. No cover all night. The website says to dress to impress for the Friday and Saturday night dance parties, with no hats or sneakers after 11pm. Other nights business casual is just fine. Touché has their full menu up on the website, which describes the business as follows:

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Copycat Co Opens Tomorrow

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Copycat Co (1110 H Street) opens its doors to the public tomorrow night. They have not provided a time, but last night's soft-opening started at 8pm. Copycat comes to us via Barmini alum Devin Gong. It'll be classic cocktails upstairs and Asian street food (bao, dumplings and skewers) downstairs. Good luck finding a spot. According to Eater they have 23 seats upstairs and 12 seats downstairs. For reference, Toki Underground (2nd floor of 1234 H Street) has 23 seats. Unlike at many H Street spots, both the kitchen and the bar will stay open until the wee hours (2am weeknights and 3am weekends).

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fantastic Voyage Edition

Tim Conlon Blank Canvas #57 – JELDWEN 2014; spray paint, paint marker, acrylic on canvas; 48”x36”. Courtesy Transformer.  

Thursday, November 20

Wild Hand Workshop – 7 p.m.

Join Wild Hand Workspace for a screening of Erica R. Harding’s film On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras. The film explores the history, culture, and social issues in Honduras since the early 1800s. For details about the film and screening, click here.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #8. 

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New MOM's Organic Market Opens in Ivy City


A brand new MOM's Organic Market has opened its newest location at 1501 New York Avenue (the old Hecht's Warehouse building in Ivy City). MOM's is a DC area chain of grocery stores that favors green living and local products. All of their produce is organic, as are many of their other products. As one might expect from the name, MOM's sells many items to those who follow a vegan or gluten free diet. They also have a large selection of bulk dry goods (nuts, grains, lentils, ect.). You can even bring in your own container, have the staff weigh it empty, and use that to transport your dry goods.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Memorial Service for Whilhelmina Lawson Tonight

Ms. Lawson outside of Joe Cole Rec in 2007

Former Trinidad ANC and community activist (founder of Trinidad Concerned Citizens for Reform (TCCR)) Whilhelmina Lawson died recently. There is a memorial service for her tonight. 6:30-8pm at Guidefield Baptist Church (1023 Otis Street), pastor, Rev. Elijah Sutton.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Anything and Everything Edition

Mimesis: Leaf & Keyhole by Brookland-based artist Leda Black who will participate in this year's Fotobazaar. Image courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, November 13

Olive on Main – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Laurel Arts District Committee (LADC) presents a meet the artist with Racquel Keller. Keller is the fifth artist in this series of rotating showcases featuring original works by local artists. For more information, click here.
Olive on Main is located at 504 Main Street, Laurel, MD.

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What's Up with the H Street Connection Redevelopment?

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The redeveloped H Street Connection as imagined by Rappaport 

I know that many of us have wondered from time to time about what exactly is happening with the H Street Connection. There have been redevelopment plans in the forks for the strip mall for several years now. Why hasn't anything happened? It seems they were mostly waiting on the streetcar to start service. Now that that's in sight, we're getting a bit of an update.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fifth Street Folly at Union Market this Weekend

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Thread at Union Market, by Leigh Vogel 

Grab your jacket and head over to Union Market this weekend for the series of indoor and outdoor events that make up Fifth Street Folly. Here's some of what to look for:

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