Friday, July 22, 2016

Weekend East City Event Round Up: July 22 – July 24 Edition

Recent work by Pedro Boaventura.  Image courtesy Gallery NK

Friday, July 22

Touchstone – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Unscripted by Lina Alattar in Gallery B and Immersion by McCain McMurray in Gallery C open this Friday.
Touchstone is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lost Cat? Outdoor Pet? Street Cat?


A reader writes in wondering whether the friendly cat he encountered at 11th and H Street is a lost pet, an outdoor house cat with no collar, or a stray or "community" cat.

Local News Brief: Metro Mutts Yappy Hour at Bardo, Streetcar Numbers, & Atlas Summer Brews

Photo courtesy of Bardo

Metro Mutts (508 H Street) is holding a Yappy Hour at Bardo (1200 Bladensburg Road) tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your furry friend for some outdoor fun and beer specials.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Local News Brief: IMM Sushi Lounge Opens, Two Boots Update, & Taste of Jamaica Space for Lease


Local Thai restaurant IMM on H (1360 H Street) has added a second floor sushi lounge. As you can see from the sign, IMM Sushi Lounge is currently in soft opening mode.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Local News Brief: Crawfish at Big Chief, Big Board Delegate Send Off, & Praise for Boundary Road

The Gentleman Will Take a Chance (brunch menu) at Boundary Road

Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street) is hosting a crawfish boil...and it's FREE. It's going down Friday, July 22nd starting at 4 p.m. If you were looking for a good excuse to slip out of work early on Friday you've found it. Live music from The Brass Connection Band starting at 8 p.m. The crawfish is limited, so get there early or risk missing out.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Call for Submissions for Trinidad's Art in the Alley


 Mark your calendar for this year's Art in the Alley 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. September 24th (the weekend after the H Street Festival). This fun Trinidad celebration highlights local art in local places, and they are currently accepting submissions. This is a juried show, but anyone who makes art is encouraged to submit works. You can be a professional artist, or an amateur. All formats (painting, sculpture, photography, crafts, etc.) will be considered, and there is no limit on the number of pieces you can submit. Artists are also welcome to create art at the event. Art in the Alley also features live musical performances. Performances of other types (dance, performance art) are also accepted, but slots are limited. Submissions are due August 1st, just fill out the form on the event website.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Zoey the Dog is Missing


Zoey the dog disappeared July 11th, and was scent tracked to near Driftwood Kitchen (400 H Street). Zoey is a 12 year old female Havanese weighing about six pounds. She is not microchipped, and does not seem to have been wearing a collar at the time she went missing.

Absolutely Fabulous Happy Hour at the Queen Vic Today

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The Queen Vic (1206 H Street) is hosting an Ab Fab Happy Hour today from 3-6 p.m. to get ready for the upcoming release of the Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. The tavern will have themed co jails ($5.45 each), the show on loop on the big screen, drinking games and plenty of AbFab swag. They'll also have free tickets to a special early showing of the movie tomorrow. Come out and revisit some of Patsy and Eddie's adventures, which are still just as hilarious all these years later.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Chick-fil-A to Replace Checkers at 14th & Maryland

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The Checkers (1401 Maryland Avenue) near 14th and H Street closed down recently, and yesterday Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen tweeted confirmation that it will be replaced by a Chick-fil-A. In a later tweet responding to a constituent comment Allen added that this is a matter of right development (meaning the use is allowed under current zoning laws "with no additional special permission or approval required").