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Friday, June 23, 2017

Calvary Episcopal Summer Jazz & Arts Festival Starts Tomorrow

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Calvary Episcopal Church (820 Sixth Street NE) launches their Summer Jazz & Arts Festival tomorrow with a day of jazz and Latin sounds 5–9 pm. The event is free with live music by the KarenLove Joy Group. The festival also includes art and food vendors. The festival is spread over one weekend a month through August.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Who's Looking Back?" Opens at Gallery O On H Tomorrow

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Gallery O on H (1354 H Street NE) will hold an opening reception tomorrow (Friday 6/23) for "Who's Looking Back?". The show, which documents the people's reactions to the first six months of the Trump administration, features over 500 images from more than 100 photographers, as well as signs, banners, and other materials. The exhibit will remain on display through July 28th. The opening is from 7–9:30 pm, with live music from Elikeh (roots Afropop).

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cultivate Namaste Rooftop Yoga 6/25

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Join Amy Rizzotto of Yoga Heights and Move Well DC for a rooftop yoga class surrounded by Cultivate the City's H Street Farms (roof of W.S. Jenks Hardware, 910 Bladensburg Road NE). Greenheart Juice will offer samples of their products (100% organic, unpasteurized, cold-pressed juice; fresh, handmade nut milks and gourmet, gluten-free granola). DJ Jacq Jill will provide the soundtrack for the occasion. 3–5 pm on Sunday, June 25th.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Die Komödie Die Laughing at Wunder Garten Tomorrow

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Anthony Oakes hosts Die Komödie Die Laughing showcase at Wunder Garten (1101 First Street NE) tomorrow from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.

Marie Emerson's After Hours at the Femme Fatale Pop-Up

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District photographer Marie Emerson will hold her first solo photography exhibition entitled "After Hours" at the Femme Fatale Pop-Up shop (1371 H Street NE). The exhibition salutes "the lives we lead after our 9-5 jobs conclude." Emerson will showcase her portraits of local D.C. women who represent 5 different nationalities. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 29th 7–10 pm, and the images will remain on display until July 2nd.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Local Briefing: Tour Hidden Union Station, Rosedale Pool Hours & DC Harvest Options

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The ladies' waiting room at Union Station in 1922. 
Photo available at the Library of Congress

Take a Tour of Hidden Union Station

Go behind the scenes at this local transit hub with the Atlas Obscura Society DCNational Trust for Historic Preservation and Union Station Redevelopment Corporation as you venture into areas normally off limits to the public. Tickets for the hour and a half tour are $25, and there's a limited number of them. It sounds like an awesome way to spend a weekend morning. Sunday, July 16th 10–11:30 am.

If you like train stations, you might also enjoy this recent City Lab article on the history of designing them.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dorjee Momo Tibetan Dumpling Pop Up at Sally's Middle Name

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Dorjee Momo is popping up at Sally's Middle Name (1320 H Street NE) Tuesday, July 11th at 6 pm. They have a limited number of slots for dinner for two ($54 for the pair of you). Tickets appear to be going fast, so snap them up while you still can.

ANC 5D02 SMD Meeting Saturday to Address Development at 1262 Holbrook Terrace

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ANC 5D02 Commissioner Shropshire will hold her monthly Single Member District meeting this Saturday 11 am–1 pm at the Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street NE). The developer for 1262 Holbrook Terrace NE (BZA Case 19512) will give a presentation, and residents are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and share their concerns.  The Board of Zoning Adjustment will hold a hearing on the case June 21st. Anyone can offer testimony at the hearing, and you also have the option to present written testimony while the record is open.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tonight: Future Tense Gets into Your Dog's Head

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Future Tense will hold a happy hour conversation at Wunder Garten (1101 First Street NE) tonight to explore "what we know about how dogs think, how that informs their behavior, and their roles in our lives." Wunder Garten is a dog friendly outdoor beer garden, so feel free to bring your leashed four legged friend along.

Shooting at 6th & Morton Place NE Last Night

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There was a shooting yesterday evening in the 600 block of Morton Place NE (between L and M Streets). I don't have any information on the status of the victim. The alert, which appear below, went out at 7:23 pm.

Shooting in the 600 block of Morton Place NE. No Lookout.
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #I20170345042
Sent to 1st District (PSA 101-108) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad #7980