Sunday, April 30, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
The above tweet caught my eye, and I followed up with Tim, who often tweets from his account @TheX2BusDC about goings on in the neighborhood. He said he saw folks from IMM Thai on H (1360 H St.) working in the long-vacant space next door (1362 H St.) and they confirmed the expansion plans. That's great news for fans of the Thai eatery and its upstair sushi bar. It also got me thinking about how much this block has changed over the past decade or so.
There was a stabbing last night at about 6:42 p.m. at the intersection of Bladensburg Road and K Street. The text alert that went out at 7:11 p.m. provided a lookout for a black male about 5'11" tall, roughly 55 years of age, dressed all in black, with a bald head. Event # I20170238599.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
@DCPoliceTraffic tweet above shows the scene after a MegaBus plowed in a streetcar stop yesterday a little before 11:30 a.m. yesterday. The street was partially closed for about three hours following the crash. DCist reported that no one was injured. That's amazing, especially considering the photos below tweeted by a local ANC Commissioner.
If you have any information about this event, please call MPD TIPLINE at 1-888-919-CRIME or CRIMESOLVERS TIPS at 1-866-411-TIPS, or text 50411. You can remain anonymous.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Go for the plant sale, but stay for the Arboretum's many botanical delights
A Garden Fair & Plant Sale from FONA
Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) will hold their annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale this weekend. It's a great place to snag rare and hard to find plants, as well as all the usual crowd pleasers. Learn from expert advice (they take questions). Meet garden supply vendors. Get your imagination and your garden growing with a selection of books that will guide and inspire. Enjoy fun for young and old with refreshments, entertainment, and children's activities. Admission is free.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Dive Into Choreography with Septime Webre
Halcyon Stage's artistic director Septime Webre will discuss BalletX's upcoming production at Union Market's Dock 5 (1309 Fifth St.). The production will include two premieres: Trey McIntyre's work set to the music of Amy Winehouse and Matthew Neenan's choreography accompanied by the sounds of indie-rock band Beirut. Examine the music, and how two renowned choreographers responded to it. The talk will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. You can register online for the free talk. A light lunch and snacks will be provided. The actual performance is Saturday, May 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (including a meet the artist after-party with a dj). Tickets to the performance are $40. You can also catch the performers at a free pop up event the next day (Saturday, May 14) from noon to 2 p.m. The pop up is described as "a scavenger hunt-like musical experience," and you get a map.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Local Briefing: Check It at Filmfest DC, Girls Pint Out Cookies & Beer, & Historic Preservation 101/201
Check It at Filmfest DC
The documentary Check It, that tells the story of LGBT youth in the Trinidad neighborhood who band together to form a gay gang for self-defense, is playing at the E Street Cinema as part of Filmfest DC. The website was telling me earlier they were sold out, but they now appear to have tickets available.