First Saturday May 1st
May 1st is the inaugural First Saturday on H Street. Each first Saturday there will be all days events all down H Street. Come out on Saturday and check out the first one.
Saxophone Player James “Kenyatta” Palmore will perform from 9-12pm
625 H Street
Chefs at the Market – Casey Patten and David Mazza - of Taylor Gourmet (1116 H Street)
Special to the Market -Dangerously Delicious Pies (1339 H Street)
New vendors -Dolcezza Gelato, Red Apron Butchery
Head across the street to Metro Mutts (508 H Street) to get some doggie frozen yogurt from 10am-6pm.
Dinner, Dancing, Drinks, and Art:
Taste of Jamaica (528 H Street)
6pm Fish fry and music
City Gallery (804 H Street)
6-9pm Opening reception: Light and Allusion, Nancy Donnelly glasswork, and Jill Finsen painting.
Twelve Restaurant and Lounge [LINK PLAYS MUSIC] (1123 H Street)
5-9pm DJs, music by The Liberal Party. No Cover
Palace of Wonders (1210 H Street)
The Skullduggery Skin Show 10pm, $10
The Red and The Black (1212 H Street)
The Silver Liners, The Console War, Alex Gruenberg, The Red Satellites $8
The Pug (1234 H Street)
6-8pm a fundraiser for clinicians traveling to Haiti. $20 gets you open drafts and PBRs.
Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H Street)
At the Hotel Bar (upstairs) MASS APPEAL with special guest djs The Metaphysical and Layneeugene
Indiscretion is key to MASS APPEAL's hyper-kinetic style. Hip-hop party jams, indie anthems, dance-punk, guilty pleasures, electronic beats and hard-hitting funk get spliced together in his eclectic sets of bastard pop. Free 9:30pm-2:30am. 21+
Downstairs: Fools and Horses, Caitlin Krisko and The Broadcast, Jeremy Johnson, Spectral Vision
SOVA (1359 H Street)
Singer/Songwriter music series continues with live music and a look at the work of a local artist.
The Music :
- Star FK Radium
- Ian Walters
- The Chilling Effect
- Flo Anito
- Quest Skinner
The Argonaut (1433 H Street)
Dj spinning tunes. No cover, 21+
Of course there will be plenty more going on, but this is what I know about now.
I forgot to mention that Swing into Spring is also on Saturday.
Swing Into Spring is an annual benefit for Capital City Symphony, Joy of Motion Dance Center, Washington Savoyards and the In Series--- all members of the Atlas Performing Arts Center. All proceeds from the event will go to these organizations' artistic and educational programs.
Buffet Dinner (+ one drink), Desserts, Cash Bar, Free Swing Dance Lesson, Live Entertainment, and Silent Auction.
$85 per person
$150 for a couple
Saturday, May 1st, 3 PM til 90+ lb.s of bacon will be grilled and consumed
True story folks, this is the 8th or 9th annual bacon cook-off for the Baco de Maio posse. 4 grills will be set up out back as bacon is cooked and served in all forms possible: smoked bacon, bacon ice cream, deep-fried bacon, bacon-wrapped bacon? feel free to bring a pack o* the pig and join the festivities as
Dan Amitai djs all afternoon and evening. At night it's DJ Wondermike, Needles & DJ Blurry Vision.
Jimmy Valentine's is located at 1103 Bladensburg Road (a short walk from the Argonaut).