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Monday, October 10, 2016

Local News Brief: American Field Pop Up, a Possible Russian Invasion, & Pumpkinpalooza in NoMa

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American Field is a two day pop-up market headed to Union Market's Dock 5 space (1309 Fifth St.) Oct. 15 and 16 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days). Vendors at the market will sell American made clothing, accessories, goods, and furniture. It sounds like many of the makers will be in attendance. This event is free.

According to rumors circulating online, Russia House appears to be headed to H Street in 2017. Twitter user @DaveJorgenson tweeted about it Friday evening with a follow-up Saturday afternoon. I'm trying to get more information about this, but Russia House (currently located in Dupont) opened in 2003. They serve a full menu of Russian fare, as well as an extensive selection of vodkas. The owners of Russia House also own H Street's Biergarten Haus (1355 H St.). I heard a rumor Saturday morning, that was soon followed by a tweet about the news from Barred in DC. ++++UPDATE++++ I heard back from owner Aaron McGovern, who confirmed that they have "been exploring the idea of relocating" Russia House, but said "at this time it's too early to release" any information. ++++UPDATE++++

NoMa BID is holding their popular pre-Halloween event again this year. In addition to free pumpkins for the first 200 attendees, Pumpkinpalooza also features a petting zoo, live bluegrass, and food. Tickets are free for the basic event, and $20 if you want to build a terrarium. The fun happens between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First St.)

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