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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Options

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It's Cinco de Mayo tomorrow and some local spots have some music and deals to help you celebrate.

Impala (1358 H Street) has two djs for the occasion. Over a Chupacabra (822 H Street) $5 will get you a taco with a shot of tequila, a PBR, or a water. Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street) will run drink and food specials.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

News in Brief: Atlas Room Closes, Republic Restoratives Brunch, & Copycat Classics

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Even a humble mule is something special at Copycat

H Street Great Street brings sad news that the Atlas Room (1015 H Street) has closed its doors. The restaurant, which had a way of flying under many diners' radar, could always be counted on to impress with outstanding food and drink. The restaurant's website currently bears the following hopeful note:

Neighborhood friends and patrons, The Atlas Room is in for a change! We are currently working on something special for H Street, and are moving quickly to complete our renovations. Please stay tuned and look for our relaunch at the end of this month! A sincere THANK YOU to all for supporting The Atlas Room!

Grand Opening for Asian Inspired Pow Pow Saturday 5/7

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Pow Pow, a new fast casual restaurant opening soon at 1253 H Street, comes to us via familiar faces Shaun Sharkey and Stephen Cheung, who have big plans for the space. Sharkey is well known for his local music and dj activity and Cheung owns Capitol Hill farm to table Italian restaurant Lavagna.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Opening Reception at Gallery O on H for Portraits of H Street: Then & Now 5/7

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Gallery O on H (1354 H Street) has a new photography exhibit Portraits of H Street: Then & Now opening this Saturday. The exhibit highlight's the H Street Corridor's rich history as captured by photographers over the years.

Reception:
7-11pm Saturday May 7th

The exhibit will also be open to the public on Sunday from 12pm-4pm, and Tuesday-Friday 1pm-6:30pm.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Jenks & Cultivate the City Plan to Make a Rooftop Bloom

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Cultivate the City herbs for sale at Jenks

W.S. Jenks Hardware (910 Bladensburg Road) is partnering with Cultivate the City for an intriguing project at the Bladensburg Road store. It’s a multi-phase project that will see Cultivate the City run rooftop greenhouses at the site. Inside the greenhouses they will raise a variety of plants, which will be for sale at Jenks.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Weekend East City Event Round Up

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Ben Carver's ten year retrospective of post-Katrina New Orleans is on view at White Room.  Image courtesy the artist

April 28-May 1 Edition 

Friday, April 29

DC Arts Center – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In Sip and Paint Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, almost 30 artists interpret the Dutch Master’s iconic painting and express how it relates to their own practice.
DC Arts Center is located at 2438 18th St. NW

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival Saturday

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It's not too late to snag tickets for Saturday's Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival. Tickets are $25 if you buy them online by midnight Friday, or $35 at the gate. Kids under 13 are admitted free. The family friendly event is now in its seventh year, and features live music, food, drinks, kayaking, motorboat tours of the Anacostia River, a family tent with crafts and games, and more.

Reminder: J. O. Wilson Rendezvous at Market Day 4/30

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J. O. Wilson Elementary (660 K Street) hosts Rendezvous at Market Day this Saturday (10am-3pm) with games, food trucks, summer camp info, a moon bounce, and more.

News in Brief: Highline at Union Market, Holbrook Terrace BZA, & a Clean Up

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Make way way for Level 2 Development's Highline at Union Market (320 Florida Ave). The developer has filed a raze permit application for the Burger King that currently occupies the space. Upon completion the Highline will include 317 apartments and nearly 10,000 square feet of retail space.

Miner Elementary Community Yard Sale 4/30

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Some of the donated items that will be for sale

The Miner Elementary (601 15th Street) Parent Teacher Organization is holding a yard sale fundraiser this Saturday from 9am to 12pm (north side of the school). They will have all manner of items for sale, including some flowering plants from Cultivate the City. It's not too late to donate your own items for the sale. You can bring them buy Friday 4-6pm (ask at the security desk for the yard sale team), or Saturday morning before 9am. They will also be collecting hazardous household waste and electronic waste for safe disposal.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Painting & Pie at Dangerously Delicious 5/9

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Dangerously Delicious Pies (1339 H Street) is hosting a pop art inspired painting party May 9th (7-9pm). $75 gets you the painting supplies and instruction for two, two slices of savory pie, two slices of sweet pie, and two drinks (beer or wine). Fly solo for $40 and enjoy one slice of savory, one slice of sweet, and one beer or glass of wine.