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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stay Safe

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I was reading a list of safety tips sent out over a local listserve. I don't quite agree with all of the tips and I thought I'd draft my own version. Feel free to critique my tips and add your own in the comments.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

HIPS Headed to Fundrise Property at 906 H Street

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916 H Street when it held a pop-up gallery for Mumbo Sauce

The harm-reduction based non-profit HIPS has held many fundraisers along H Street over the years, so it comes as no surprise that they would choose to relocate over our way. They just signed a five year $120,000 (annually) lease for 906 H Street. One notable thing about 906 H Street is that it was actually acquired in 2013 using money crowdfunded by 355 individual investors under Fundrise.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pasta Flyer's Gluten-Free Takeover at Toki Underground

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Mark Ladner, executive chef at Del Posto in New York City, will stage a takeover at Toki Underground (2nd floor of 1234 H Street) on Thursday November 6th. Dine there that night and you'll enjoy delicious bowls of his 100% gluten-free pasta that "marries traditional Italian culture with Japanese ramen efficiency." Check out their successfully funded Kickstarter to learn more about the PASTA FLYER tour. They'll serve both lunch and dinner that day. Service starts at 11:30am.

Shropshire for ANC Candidate Meet & Greet on H Street

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This announcement about an ANC candidate fundraising event was sent my way. I'm just passing on the info, and this posting should not be interpreted as an endorsement. Ms. Shropshire is running for ANC 5D02 (northern Trinidad). Here's a link to a map of Ward 5 ANCs. The event takes place at Gallery OohH (1354 H Street).

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artist Collectives and Fever Edition

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Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9"x11". Photo courtesy of the artist.

Friday, October 24

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for a group exhibition featuring the members of DDAY Collective. Members David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, Alice Wonder, and Yodith Dammlash, explore the idea of art as a reflective process offering insight into the individuals who create the works. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Baby Loves Disco Returns to Rock & Roll Hotel 10/25

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I see that there are still tickets available for Saturday's Baby Loves Disco event at the Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H Street). The dance party runs from 11am-1:30pm. Tickets are $18 a person or $60 for a four pack. Non-walking babies get in free.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trinidad Market & Deli Shut Down

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You can't read the date on the closure sign (below), but this happened within the last week. Apparently the cops went in first and briefly closed Trinidad Market and Deli, AKA Mike's, (which is WIDELY rumored to sell both Scooby Snax and Bizarro [$10 for a small bag], synthetic marijuana drugs related to K2 and Spice). Then DCRA and the Department of Health went in to conduct an inspection. Here's where the story gets really weird. I'm told that the employee who was on duty during the second inspection left the keys on the counter and disappeared out the rear door mid-inspection. Nothing odd about that at all...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Celebrate Halloween with Jimmy Valentine's

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Photo courtesy of Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club

Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club will once again hold their annual Halloween bash. It's Friday, 10/31, 9pm-close. Celebrate the holiday with djs Beatrix, Team Zapata, Joe L., R&B, and V:shal Kanwar.

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