The closing of HR-57's H St. location left a jazz void in the area, but they are teaming up with the DC Pavilion (1399 Fifth St.) to bring back their Thursday night jazz jam sessions. The inaugural session is tomorrow night from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Show up to listen, or bring your instrument to join in on the jam. Food and drink available for purchase.
In a surprise turn of events, two candidates for ANC 5D seats will no longer appear on the ballot. Those candidate are Marjorie Barnes, who was vying with Kathy Henderson for the 5D05 seat, and Belinda Taylor, facing off against incumbent Peta-Gay Lewis for the 5D01 spot. I reached out to both Barnes and Taylor for comment. I haven't heard back from Barnes, but Belinda Taylor emailed me saying the following:
My 'withdrawal' was based on Kathy Henderson's challenge. I had 2 signatures from 2 Ivy City teens who registered at a Board of Elections table on the Saturday of Ivy City Day. According to the BOE they needed to be registered before they could sign my petition, which is not what the BOE official told us at that time.Ms. Taylor also indicated that she plans to run a write-in campaign for the ANC seat. It's Henderson's standard M.O. to challenge the signatures of her opponents, and it doesn't surprise me that she would do the same for someone running against Lewis, as the two have been close allies on the ANC for some time now.
Do you like to explore? Attend the upcoming Mappy Hour at Wunder Garten (First and L St. NE) Tuesday, Sept. 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. REI outdoor instructors will teach those in attendance to read scales, legends, contour lines, and more, on topographic maps.