Thursday, October 18, 2018

J. O. Wilson Fall Festival Friday (with Pumpkins for Sale)

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Pick up a pumpkin at J. O. Wilson's Fall Festival tomorrow

J. O. Wilson Elementary (660 K St. NE) will hold their annual Fall Festival tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 19) from 3:15–7pm. The event is open to all, and they will have pumpkins for sale. You'll also find apple cider, snacks, and pumpkin decorating. All proceeds will go to support J. O. Wilson students.

Stabbing in the 1800 Block of Benning Road NE Yesterday

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There was another stabbing in the 1800 block of Benning Road NE yesterday about 2:16pm. I don't have any information on the status of the victim, but the original alert contained look out information for a black female dressed in a pink shirt, blue jeans, slippers, and a black wig. The suspect, described as about 5'3" tall, was last seen heading south through an alley.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Shooting Yesterday Followed by a Stabbing Last Night

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A man was fatally shot about 1:21pm yesterday in the 1300 block of D Street NE yesterday. Officers responded for the sound of gunshots and found 59-year-old Ezequiel Fernando Jimenez Pinto of NE suffering from multiple gunshots. He was transported to a local hospital, but succumbed to his injuries. In a follow-up message (both sent to a local email list) police said that "the shots fired in this incident were isolated to one vehicle and no other vehicles or areas seemed to be targeted." If you have information, or video, regarding this incident please contact police by calling 202-727-9099 or text them (you can remain anonymous) at 50411.

Several hours later, about 10:02pm, a victim was stabbed in the 1200 block of Simms Place NE in Trinidad. The original alert contained a lookout for "(3) B/M's, last seeing fleeing on foot south in the alley towards Raum Street NE."


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Local Briefing: Early Voting, Support Rosedale Library w/Pizza, Halloween at JV's

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Halloween at Jimmy Valentine's
Tickets are now available for Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club's 12th Annual Halloween Party. $15 general admission, and $70 if you want top shelf open bar all night. Costumes are required for this 21+ event. Jimmy Valentine's is located at 1103 Bladensburg Road NE. The fun starts at 9pm Saturday, Oct. 27th.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Annual Movemberfest Pig Roast Fundraiser Nov. 10th

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The annual Movemberfest Pig Roast, which raises money for The Movember Foundation USA, is fast approaching. A $60 ticket gets you all you can eat and drink. Chef Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic (1206 H St. NE) will provide the food, and you can wash it down with some great brews from DC Brau (Brau Pils, The Public, Alpha Domina Mellis). The fundraising event will once again take place at Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H St. NE). Movemberfest will also feature a cash raffle with hundreds of dollars in prizes. They've done that before, but this year they've added "a silent auction with all types of amazing DMV centric prizes and memorabilia." You can follow the event on Twitter @HStMovemberfest. The Movember Foundation is an international non-profit that works to address pressing men's health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. According to the group's website they have funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world in a fifteen year period. They hope to "reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%" by 2030. Why not enjoy some terrific food, drink, and company while you support this worthy cause? Tickets will sell out, so I suggest snagging yours now just to be safe.

What: The Movemberfest Pig Roast
Where: Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H St. NE)
When: Nov. 10th (3–8pm)

Friday, October 12, 2018

The H Street Mile, A Pre-Festival Short Fun Run

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Are you full of nervous energy as tomorrow's H Street Festival approaches? Why not channel some of that energy into a fun pre-festival run with friends and neighbors? Meet at 3rd & G Street NE by 7:20am tomorrow. The informal race will begin promptly at 7:30am. Bring your own timing device.

Street Closures, Parking Restrictions, Detours, & Service Suspensions for Tomorrow's H Street Festival

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DDOT and WMATA have released information about temporary H Street Festival related street closures, bus detours, and service suspensions for the streetcar. The D8, X2, 90, and 92 buses will all detour on Saturday from 4am–9pm.

The streetcar will run its normal hours today (Friday) and Sunday, but will not operate at all on Saturday.

The following streets will be posted as closed and emergency no parking from 4am–11pm on Saturday:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hitchcocktober at the Angelika Pop-Up

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Hitchcocktober is in full swing at the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market (550 Penn St. NE). Every Thursday in October you can catch a different classic suspense film from Alfred Hitchcock. Shadow of a Doubt plays tonight. All screenings take place at 7pm, and the theater will show Psycho on Halloween night. Tickets for each film are just $10.50, so this is a terrific chance to see these thrillers on the big screen.

Oct. 11  – Shadow of a Doubt (1943, PG): A young woman's favorite uncle arrives for a visit, but all is not well as she begins to suspect that he harbors a dark secret.
Oct. 18Strangers on a Train (1951, PG): Two strangers meet on a train and have a discussion about how to commit the perfect murder. One of them was just making conversation, but it soon becomes clear the other was dead serious.
Oct. 2539 Steps (1935, not rated): A man is caught up in international intrigue when a spy is murdered in his apartment and he becomes the chief suspect.
Oct. 31Psycho (1960, R): Frustrated in life and in love, a woman makes a fateful decision that brings her to the Bates Motel where she crosses paths with the mild-mannered Norman Bates. Others come asking questions when she disappears mysteriously along with $40,000 cash she stole.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

What's Up Round-Up: Little Salon, &Pizza for Dinner, & Swampoodle Park,

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Little Salon Gets International on Capitol Hill
Tickets are on sale now for the Oct. 16 Little Salon, which will take place inside a Capitol Hill rowhouse (632 C St. NE, 7–10pm). A $20 ticket (+$2.29 fee, sales are limited due to venue size) gets you entry to this intimate event, which will kick off with a visual art exhibition by Iranian-American artist Mojdeh Rezaeipour and Indian-Pakistani culinary samples courtesy of the team at Cusbah (1128 H St. NE). At 8pm the performances will begin with Mongolian musician Khatnaa on the morin khuur, fiction from Cuban-American writer Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, and verse by Spanish poet Irene Solá.

J.O. Wilson Night (Tonight) at &Pizza
Tempted to take the night off from cooking? Head over to the H Street NE location of &pizza (1118 H St. NE), because from 3–8pm it's J.O. Wilson night and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the J.O. Wilson PTA to support students at J.O. Wilson Elementary (660 K St. NE).