Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pop Up Caribbean Food, Trinidad Crafting Salon, & Photography at Capital Fringe


The Capital Fringe Festival may be over, but that doesn't mean things are anywhere close to quiet down at Capital Fringe (1358 Florida Avenue). Check their website to see the full line-up of events, but here are a few you might want to check out.

On August 28th (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Fringe hosts Chop Bar: a Global Food Experience. Chop Bar is "a local West African phrase for makeshift small restaurants where people gather over food, music and positive vibes." In this case the tasting menu features Caribbean inspired fare from Chef Jonathan Harris.
What's on the menu:

  • Mumbo shrimp and grits (seared shrimp over creamy grits)
  • Trinidadian street corn (curry aioli topped with fried chana)
  • Pulled jerk chicken slider (pickled carrot & red cabbage slaw topped with coconut pineapple aioli)
  • Trenchtown penne (roasted vegetables creamy curried sauce over penne pasta)
Tickets ($40) include multiple rounds of food and a signature cocktail. They'll also have a dj, and some sponsored give-aways.

The Trinidad Crafting Salon is up and running again from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. September 12th, October 10th, and December 12th (those are all Monday nights). Attendees are invited to bring portable crafts to work on during the event, or just show up to hang out with a group of folks interested in exploring their creative side. The group invites those interested in demonstrating a popular craft to reach out to the organizers by leaving a comment on one of the event Facebook pages. Past demonstrations include paper marbling and book making. This event is free and open to all ages. It's held at the tables in the Fringe Art Bar, so sodas and adult beverages are available for purchase.

Community Collective Photography Showcase opens September 8th (7 p.m.). This show is a shared effort from A Creative DC, Exposed DC, DC Focused, IGDC and StreetMeet DC. This event is free and open to all ages. The exhibit runs through October 2nd.
From 8th

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