Sunday, February 07, 2016

ASL Trivia at Vendetta & a Tournament


It's ASL Trivia night at Vendetta (1212 H Street) tomorrow (2nd floor). The competition starts at 7pm, but show up closer to 6:30pm to snag a good table for your team. All participants must be 21+ years of age. Teams with up to five players compete over four rounds, with eight questions per round. There are prizes: 1st prize team gets their tab paid for, 2nd prize team gets a $50 giftcard for a local restaurant/bar, and the team with the best name get a surprise gift).
All questions are presented in American Sign Language (ASL) for the Deaf / HoH and signing community, but voice interpreters are provided throughout the entirety of the evening. Vendetta hosts ASL Trivia the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month.

Friday, February 05, 2016

ANXO Takes Over Sally's Middle Name the Next Two Tuesdays

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The team behind ANXO Cider is 1/3 of the way through a three week long Tuesday night take over of Sally's Middle Name (1320 H Street).  Take overs happen from 5-10pm. All ages are welcome. No reservations accepted (just show up). They'll have a selection of pintxos (like tapas) that you can order and 12 different ciders will be available.

Looking For a Little Saturday Morning Valentine's Fun with the Kids?


Stop by Maketto (1351 H Street) Saturday from 9-11am and let the kids put together a Valentine's Day card or two while you relax over coffee.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Crafty Bastards Cabin Fever is Saturday

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The first ever Crafty Bastards Cabin Fever is this Saturday from 10am-7pm at the Hecht Warehouse (1401 New York Ave). Tickets are available at different levels: $25 for a VIP pass that gets you early admission (10am), a Crafty Bastards tote bag, a bagel, and a mimosa; $15 for the Savvy Shopper that includes a tote bag and entry at 11am; $10 general admission starting at 1pm, and the late general admission (3pm) and last call general admission (5pm) that cost $5 each. Kids 12 years of age and younger are admitted free. Strollers will not be allowed into the main event space (the organizers encourage the use of baby carriers instead).

Weekend East City Event Round Up

Winter Carnaval Edition

Are You Being Served by Stephen Towns. 
Courtesy of Montpelier Arts Center

East City Art’s annual production EMULSION 2016 returns to Gallery O on H this spring. Submit your work for consideration by February 15.  Details about EMULSION found here.

The Agenda for ANC 5D's 2/9 Meeting

ANC 5D Agenda 2016-02-09 from Inked78

ANC 5D's February meeting (link leads to a downloadable agenda with clickable links) will be held at 7pm Tuesday, February 9th at MPD 5D Headquarters (1805 Bladensburg Road). They've got a pretty full agenda, including all the normal updates from the Mayor and Councilmember's offices and MPD. One of the three "requestes presentations" concerns 777 17th Street. You probably know this one, because it's just 1701 H Street with a different address (same property). The developers recently presented at an ANC 6A Economic Development Committee meeting. It's just a presentation, not an action item. The other two presentations cover inclusionary zoning and universal paid leave.

KIPP Holds a (Fundraiser) School Dance for Grown-Ups

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There's a fundraiser coming up soon for the KIPP DC public charter schools, and it's happening at Dock5 at Union Market (1309 5th Street) Friday, March 11th. Tickets are $200 per person from the dinner and dance (6-11pm), or $100 for the dance only (8-11pm).  Both packages include premium open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, a dessert lounge, dancing, and fun. The dinner package features a cocktail party followed by a gourmet dinner. Those are the early bird prices, and tickets will get more expensive February 11th. This event is 21+ only.

MPD Releases Video of Suspects in Robbery of H &Pizza

MPD is seeking the public's help to identify two suspects who robbed H &pizza (1118 H Street) while brandishing a pistol on January 27th.

Maketto Presents a Chinese New Year Celebration at the Pierce School

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Looks like it's not too late to snag tickets for Maketto's (1351 H Street) Chinese New Year celebration at the Pierce School Penthouse (1375 Maryland Ave) on Saturday. Tickets will run you $99 a person, but that gets you dim sum, cocktails, an art show, and Chinese dragon dancers. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Caring for Cambodia, and Maketto's own culinary exchange program (discussed in this WCP piece).

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Celebrate Pisco Sour Day on Saturday with Ocopa


Who knew Pisco Sours had their own special day? Apparently it's a thing (with a hashtag #‎PiscoSourDay), and you can raise a toast at H Street's favorite Peruvian spot Ocopa (1324 H Street). Ocopa will serve up half priced pisco sours all day, $25 pisco sour pitchers, and $25 pisco flights.

St. Valentine's Day Ball at Holy Name Catholic Church 2/13

Vintage Valentine's Day Card
Photo by Flickr user VintageHalloweenCollector. Used under a Creative Commons License

Holy Name Catholic Church and The Knights of St. John Commandery #388 invite you to a St. Valentine’s Day Ball

When: 9pm to 1am Saturday, February 13th
Where: Holy Name Catholic Church (920 11th Street)
Tickets: $15/per person and $25/per couple

To purchase please call the Holy Name Rectory at (202) 397-2525

Light Food * Dancing * Live DJ

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Fringe Launches Trinidad Crafting Salon

SO MANY #buttons

There's something new coming to Capital Fringe (1358 Florida Avenue). It's the Trinidad Crafting Salon, and it's a place that those who make crafts can share their ideas and passion with other similarly-inclined folks. From the event announcement:

Monday, February 01, 2016

Shift in Use Brews Controversy at 411 New York Avenue

An artist's studio in the Union Arts Building at 411 New York Ave

The Washington City Paper is covering the latest developments at 411 New York Avenue, and how some of the artists based in the building are pushing back against the developers and asking others to join them at a hearing tonight at 6:30pm.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Nando's Peri Peri to Celebrate 2/13-2/14 Opening Weekend by Supporting the Atlas [UPDATE: DELAYED. New Date TBD]



The opening has been delayed due to construction hold ups. New opening weekend TBD.

Nando's Peri-Peri (411 H Street) will begin serving up their Mozambican/Portuguese style flame-grilled peri peri chicken very soon. Nando's will launch the weekend of February 13th and 14th (11am to 10pm) with a show of goodwill and generosity. Not only will their first two days of service  be "pay what you want" (RSVP for groups of up to four), but 100% of what you choose to pay will go to support community programs at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street). They've even come up with a special Twitter hashtag (@NandosUSA) for the occasion (#NandosforAtlas).

Weekend East City Event Round Up

What Reverend Beach Said, by Renée Stout, printed 2007 archival pigment print 24”x 18¾”x 1¾”. Courtesy of American University Museum

Time to Rewind Edition

East City Art’s annual production EMULSION 2016 returns to Gallery O on H this spring. Submit your work for consideration by February 15. Details about EMULSION found here.

Capital Area Food Bank to Distribute Free Emergency Food


Ok, Capital Area Food Bank actually started giving out free emergency food yesterday, but I didn't hear about it until later. Today they will be right here in Trinidad at the Trinidad Rec Center. This is first come first served. It's open to all residents of the District of Columbia. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable bag.