Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MPD Seeks Assistance Following an Attempted Sexual Assault on Wylie


The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect in following an attempted sexual assault on Wylie Street. Monday night. At about 9pm a woman was walking on Wylie Street when a man grabbed her and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was able to escape her attacker without injury. Wylie is a single block street that runs from 12th Street to 13th Street in between H Street and I Street.

DC Harvest Pre-Thanksgiving Specials & Black Friday Brunch


DC Harvest (517 H Street) has drink specials tonight, and is running a Black Friday brunch from 11am-2:30pm.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

4th Annual Krampuslauf to Raise Funds for Santa's Cause DC


On the evening of 5 December (eve of the Feast of St. Nicholas), a beast-like creature roams the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. According to Alpine lore, St. Nicholas is accompanied by several helpful attendants, one of which is the horned satyr known as Krampus. Whereas St. Nicholas rewards well-behaved children with gifts, Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair for punishment.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sweet Spot Presents a Holiday Party on High at the Atlas

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Photo courtesy of Sweet Spot Aerial Productions

DC based Sweet Spot Aerial Productions is here with a little something different to lift your spirits. It's a circus show with three performances (Friday 12/4 8pm, Saturday 12/5 4pm, and Sunday 12/6 at 4pm) at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street).

The holidays can be a circus – quite literally, at this holiday party! As the guests arrive, one couple’s living room is transformed as acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and other performers dazzle with spectacular routines celebrating the magic of the holiday season. Fun for the whole family – prepare to be delighted, amazed and inspired. A unique and new holiday tradition. All ages.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Double Stabbing at 14th & H Street [UPDATED]

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According to DC Alerts sent out overnight two men were stabbed at 14th and H Street a little before 2am. No lookout was given, and both men were conscious and breathing when police arrived.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ten 01 Celebrates Grand Opening Saturday

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Screenshot from Ten 01's Facebook page

Ten 01 (1001 H Street), the new restaurant located above Ben's Chili Bowl (and from the same family) will hold its grand opening at 2pm on Saturday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on the restaurant's rooftop bar overlooking H Street. To celebrate, they'll have all-day happy hour specials, including $2 off signature cocktails and draft craft beers, as well as $5 glasses of select wines. The food menu features seasonal ingredients in a variety of small and large plates. I have heard positive reviews from friends who have visited.

Sold Out: Chef Johnny Spero Pops Up at Sally's Middle Name

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For one night only Chef Johnny Spero (formerly sous chef at Minibar) will take over the kitchen at Sally's Middle Name (1320 H Street). Dinner will consist of six courses with wine pairings. The cost is $85 per person. As I went to post about the event I realized that it has, unsurprisingly, sold out. It sounds like an amazing treat for anyone lucky enough to score a spot. This is just another example of some of the really cool stuff we are lucky enough to have going in in our little area of the District.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Fall Studio Tours Edition

Witness a "Plurkey Roast" at Gallery OonH this Saturday.  Inside the gallery, Brookland artist Quest Skinner opens a Burning Man inspired series of work.  Image courtesy Gallery OonH.

Thursday, November 19 
Monroe Street Market – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Visit the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market where artists will welcome guests into their workspaces and demonstrate their creative process. For more information, click here.

The Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market is located at 716 Monroe St. NE.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Square Dancing at Bardo Saturday 11/21

Photo by flickr user Jack Mitchell. Used under a Creative Commons License

Bardo Brewpub (1200 Bladensburg Road) has an unusual event coming up. On Saturday November 21st (8-11:30pm) they will play host to a DC Square Dance Party organized by the DC Square Dance Collective. Bardo has an indoor space, and it's sounds like the dancing will take place there. Admission is $5. This event is 21+ Full details from the Facebook event page are available below.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Reminder: ANC 5D Special Meeting Tonight

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Don't forget about tonight's ANC 5D special meeting to deal with administrative matters. 7pm 1805 Bladensburg Road. Despite the topic, I expect this meeting should be interesting (and also probably fairly short).

Benefit for Paris Relief Efforts at Rock & Roll Hotel Sunday 11/22


The Rock & Roll Hotel is holding a fundraiser to benefit Paris relief effort Sunday at 5pm (doors open at 4pm) on all three floors, including the heated the roof. The minimum donation is $5, but feel free to give more. You can even buy tickets ahead of time. This event is all ages. 100% of all tickets sales and donations (along with a portion of the bar sales) will be donated to local charities in Paris.

Eater Names Maketto Restaurant of the Year.


Eater announced their restaurant awards, and some local places got a bit of love.

Restaurant of the Year
Two of the five nominees in this category are in the neighborhood. Masseria (1340 4th Street) and Maketto (1351 H Street) both got nods, with Maketto taking home the big prize.

MPD Releases Video from Robbery of CVS Saturday

MPD seeks to identify two men who robbed the CVS (845 Bladensburg Road) on Saturday. MPD offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent offense, including armed robbery, committed with the District of Columbia. Ref.: CCN #15-182-852.