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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah & Xmas Mitzvah IV at Star & Shamrock

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The celebration is already in full swing at the Star & Shamrock (1341 H Street) with 8 Crazy Nights of Hanukkah and Xmas Mitzvah IV.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Carol Singing on H Street


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A group of neighbors has organized a holiday sing-a-long and you're invited. Announcement (slightly edited from the Facebook page):

Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the season in song. We will gather at the Argonaut (1433 H Street) and then proceed to serenade H Street with songs of the season. Have a favorite carol? Leave it in the comments and we'll try to make sure it's on our list. Then we will end up back at the Argo for nourishment and fellowship. Also beer. They have that. This event is family friendly. Kids are welcome!

This event is this Friday and starts at 6pm.

Kendall Row (AKA Capitol Hill Oasis) Townhome Finally Under Contract (Sale Pending)

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Alert reader Karen writes in with news that one of the Kendall Row (long known as the Capitol Hill Oasis) townhomes might actually be in the process of selling. The 3,750 square foot, five bedroom, five bathroom, townhome was last listed for $850k. It was originally (this time around, they'd been on the market before) priced at $1,099,000. Part of the problem (along with the project's bizarre history) is the really weird layout, but you'll be able to see that if you look at the virtual tour. I also saw cracked grout and fixtures that didn't seem high end enough to match the price tag. The unit I saw also had an elevator, which I don't imagine would be cheap to maintain. You can get other details on Redfin.

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Celebrate Fiesta-Vus at Impala 12/20

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Mexican food, good drinks, and festive music sound like a good way to beat the cold to me. The Joodlum Group partners with Impala (1358 H Street) for this one. Saturday 10pm-3am. No cover.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Toyland After Hours: a Holiday Burlesque Show at Rock & Roll Hotel

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Doors: 8:30pm
Show: 9pm
Where: Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H Street)
Tickets: $10adv/$12dos

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Local Food Round Up

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Red Apron reportedly serves up a mean meatball sub

The blog A Second Bite is a fan of Sidamo Coffee and Tea (417 H Street).

DCist gives some love to Red Apron (1309 5th Street), Bullfrog Bagels (1341 H Street), Taylor Gourmet (1116 H Street), Neopol Smokery (1309 5th Street), and Boundary Road (414 H Street), in its list of DC's Best Sandwiches.

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The Green Zone Middle Eastern Themed Cocktails Pop Up at Vendetta

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Vendetta (1212 H Street) is hosting a pop up that serves Middle Eastern themed cocktails. The pop up comes via the Green Zone and is this Thursday from 6pm-1am (upstairs only). They'll have a variety of drinks (menu below) and some free bar snacks. You can read more about the Green Zone from WTOP and Thrillist.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Krampusnacht on H Street

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The evening started with a fire show.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Two Rivers Public Charter School Info Session on New Charles Young Location

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From an invite to an upcoming info session on Two Rivers Public Charter School's new location:

Two Rivers Public Charter School is a preschool-8th grade school that is currently located just across Florida Avenue on 4th Street NE. We are opening up a new location, starting with preschool-1st grade next fall. TR participates in the DC Common Lottery. We have a few school options in the neighborhood - this is one more! Spread the word; it's an amazing school.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artists Have the Best Holiday Parties Edition

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Atmospheric Study by Tamora Ilasat. Image courtesy of the artist

Friday, December 12
Carroll Square Gallery – 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hemphill Fine Arts announces a showing of artwork by Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program. This program engages young cancer patients, their sibling, and parents in the creative process to reflect on and express their feelings about their treatment experiences. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Carroll Square Gallery is located at 975 F Street NW

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

H Street's Krampusnacht Makes National Geographic

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H Street's festive Krampusnacht fundraiser got a nice bit of positive press on the National Geographic Intelligent Traveler website.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Rock & Roll to Host Pop Up Cat Café 12/18

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Have drink with a band of friendly felines during a pop up cat café at Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H Street) on Thursday December 18th from 5-8pm. Eight cats. Play. Cuddle. Adopt.