A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.
I checked the gallery site but there's not more info than what's on the flyer-- anyone know, are these shows allages, 18+, 21+? Family friendly? Are there student or non-drink tickets?
Is it really even legal for them to be giving out drinks?
12:55,All one needs is an event license.
I'm glad that I don't live in those homes behind this place. The amplified stuff gets really loud. Maybe, I wouldn't want to hear it all evening.
Great post 6:48. I know if I lived immediately adjacent to H I would expect absolute peace and quiet, no questions asked!
Many people lived here before H street got loud, and I don't think that anyone has asked for absolute peace and quiet, just a bit a of consideration. It's one thing to have your next door neighbor to have a birthday party, but to have one every weekend is another. The homeowners at 8th & H went though a major noise problem with a corner street preacher a few years ago, and that weekly event occurred during the day. Now we call it art and we are suppose to accept it.Noise is an issue that the bars and restaurants have to spend a lot of money to mitigate. Their "voluntary agreement" bans music outside on their decks and patios. Recently there has been discussion of posting signs asking patrons to be quiet when leaving the businesses. It is only fair that the gallery has to go through the same public permitting process and that the neighbors have notice.
@3:49 - H Street has been loud and had drinking establishments for almost 100 years. I can't imagine the mindset one would have to employ to think you are going to have even relative quiet within one block of H. On your next point - 8th and H? Really? Anyone who visited that corner, street preachers or not, would understand it's not going to be quiet. I actually do you think have a point about the lack of walls at this specific venue, but the rest is laughable. Maybe we need a common-sense PSA for all prospective homeowners/renters- if you move nearby a major commercial strip, you may hear some noise. If you are the type of person to be upset by this, do not move immediately adjacent to any commercial strip!
can we get back to this establishment...I hate that they even call it a gallery. they throw parties every now and then for 20 somethings to get wasted and appear hip. I mean really? What is this nonsense. At least just call yourself an illegal bar.
I sorta find the title of this event "Jazz in the Hood" a bit offensive and culturally insensitive. It makes me feel similar to the Flats at Atlas Place sign regarding “Urban Pioneers.” I don’t think I am being too sensitive, but there is a subtext to a lot of this that is very unsettling. Sigh (and it wont matter that I said any of this, I think to myself).
2:58,Have you been to any of the events at Gallery O/H? The crowd is fairly diverse. If it's homogeneous in any way, it is so in that many of the attendees are H Street business people. I realize that they don't have the gallery staffed every day during regular business hours, but how many people around here go to the art galleries on Florida Ave outside of when they host openings? I can assure you that the jazz events are not bar like at all. They are closer to a more intimate version of jazz in the sculpture garden. They don't play the music late, and the jazz events are always on Saturday nights.Try attending one, you might even enjoy yourself.
I'd also like to point out that the folks from Gallery O/H are big boosters (and active in planning) the H Street Festival. They are the ones who bring in the Art Cars every years, and they do other Festival stuff too.
You can get an event liquor license for concerts scheduled every weekend for months? I thought that the intent of event license for one time events like weddings or annual fundraisers. This seems like an abuse.
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