Monday, January 22, 2018

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival Returns Feb 23rd–Mar 10th


 The annual Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is almost upon us again. This year's festival runs from February 23rd through March 10th. The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining.  For 2018 the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE) is working in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and 14 other DC arts organizations in celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Local Briefing: Bernie Sanders Visits DDP, THIH on Election Cycle (Opening Sat.) & The Bruery Store Opens Tomorrow

Photo courtesy of Dangerously Delicious Pies

Senator, and former Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders apparently paid a visit to our local outpost of Dangerously Delicious Pies (1339 H Street NE).

The Hill is Home has a write up on Election Cycle, the new spin studio opening Saturday at 1108 H Street NE.

The Bruery Store at Union Market (513 Morse Street NE) will hold its grand opening celebration tomorrow starting at 11am. It pays to stop by early to check it out as they'll have giveaways and special deals for their first 200 or so visitors. You can follow them on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date on news at the local shop. Normal operating hours are 11am–8pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WSJ Article Mentions Concerns Over Chinese Garden Planned for National Arboretum

Screenshot from the website

A reader sent me a piece from the Wall Street Journal titled "U.S. Warned Jared Kushner About Wendi Deng Murdoch" that has a local link you might not expect. The article is about intelligence community worries regarding a Chinese-American woman (and American citizen) named Wendi Deng Murdoch who is apparently good friends with Kusher and Ivanka Trump. She's also the ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch, and the WSJ cited a source who suggested officials "had concerns about a counterintelligence assessment that [she] was lobbying for a high-profile construction project funded by the Chinese government in Washington, D.C." The article quotes a spokesperson for Ms. Murdoch as saying she "has absolutely no knowledge of any garden projects funded by the Chinese government."

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Enjoy H &pizza & Support J.O. Wilson Elementary Students Tomorrow


Stop by our local &pizza (1118 H Street NE) tomorrow (Wednesday, 1/17) 3–8pm and you can help out a local school when you pick up your dinner. All you have to do is show the staff the image above and the restaurant will donate $2 from each pizza to support students at J.O. Wilson Elementary (660 K Street NE).

Dinner with Channing Daughters Winery at Sally's Middle Name Jan. 29


Tickets are now available for a special five course dinner at Sally's Middle Name (1320 H Street NE) featuring selections from Channing Daughters Winery (Bridgehampton, NY). This dinner is part of Sally's new cheese program, which "features American made, artisanal cheeses. It goes beyond the traditional cheese plate, highlighting the unique qualities of some of the best cheese the country has to offer." Each course highlights an artisanal cheese and paired with a pour of Channing Daughters wine.

Monday, January 15, 2018

ANC 5D Special Meeting (Officer Elections) Jan. 22nd

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Screenshot of a video filmed by Edward Milton of the Jan. 9, 2018 ANC 5D meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5D, which represents Trinidad, Carver-Langston, Union Market, and Ivy City, will hold a public special meeting Monday, January 22nd. At this meeting the commissioners will vote to elect new officers for the Commission.  They tried to elect officers at the regularly scheduled January monthly meeting, but only six of the seven commissioners were present. Bernice Blacknell (5D04), was out sick. Two attempts to choose a new Chair resulted in ties. Commissioners Clarence Lee (5D07) and Kathy Henderson (5D05) both stood for Chair at the regular January meeting, and I expect them both to be candidates for the same position at the special meeting.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Local Briefing: Fancy Radish, a Photography Showcase, J. D. Deardourff Prints, & Celebratory Cocktails & Eats


The Washington Post has an update on the new vegan restaurant coming our way from the Philadelphia based team behind Vedge and V Street [LINK PLAYS MUSIC]. The new spot opening at 600 H Street NE was to recreate the V Street Concept, but the name has now changed to Fancy Radish. To go along with the new name is a shift to bring in more elements of Vedge.

There's a ton a fun stuff happening in our neck of the woods this weekend. On Friday the Community Collective Photography Showcase opens at Capital Fringe (1358 Florida Avenue NE). This third installment of the showcase features works from local artists, as well as those hailing from further flung locals. You can visit The Community Collective on Instagram. The event starts at 7pm, and the Fringe Arts Bar will open at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

ANC 5D to Hold Special Meeting to Elect Officers, Date TBD

Video of last night's ANC 5D meeting (courtesy of Edward Milton)

Here's the full playlist of videos for last night's ANC 5D meeting. Thanks to Edward Milton for taping and uploading it so quickly (you can also watch video of the December meeting if you are so inclined). Just a warning, last night's meeting ran very long (about 3 hours). I wasn't at last night's meeting, and I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, so the details below rely on tweets from a local resident (@ker_dc) who frequently live tweets these meetings. If you want to read tweets from last night's meeting you can search #ANC5D on Twitter.