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

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.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Trinidad Neighborhood Association Meeting Tomorrow (3/24)

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Tomorrow's Trinidad Neighborhood Association meeting will be held at W.S. Jenks & Son Hardware (910 Bladensburg Road). They will have an ASL interpreter at this meeting.

The Streetcar (Finally) Catches a Break

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The streetcar's had a rough time lately. The District is not currently funding the larger system it had planned to build. It also suffered a small exterior roof fire and managed to hit more than a few cars (most of which had been improperly parked, or were otherwise out of place due to driver error). All of this generated more than a little schadenfreude on the part of many streetcar detractors who then called for the entire thing to be scrapped. That didn't sit particularly well with many H Street merchants, some of whom took to twitter reminding people that they didn't suffer through a multi-year construction project only to have the streetcar yanked before it carries its first passenger.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

2 Local Running Clubs Gear Up for Spring

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A photo by Flickr user martijnvandalen. Used under a Creative Commons License

I've gotten word that two local running groups are ready to get out and welcome spring. The Argonaut Running Club (ARC) kicks it off tonight, and H Street Runners meets Tuesday for a short run followed by a happy hour.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Buster Britches Haunted Burlesque Show at Rock & Rock Hotel 3/20

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Do you sometimes wish Halloween came more than once a year? If so, Buster's Haunted Burlesque Show might just be up your alley. It's a series of spooky performances featuring dazzling and astonishing acts by: Mourna Handfull, Dolly Longlegs , Dev L. Ish, Lilly Von Grimm, Vanessa Chevelle, and Blanche Boudoir, with gogo dancing by the Deviant Dollz.

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