Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Local Briefing: Host a Fringe Artist, NoMa Summer Screen & Food News
Host a Capital Fringe Festival Artist
Each year the Capital Fringe Festival draws out of town performers from across the country, and beyond. Fringe artists often do not have a lot of money to spare, and so Capital Fringe annually appeals to community members to open their homes to host an artist during the Festival. While a spare room would be perfect, an empty couch or clear floor can work too.
The Festival runs July 6–23, but many artists start arriving in D.C. around July 4. All hosts receive free tickets to Capital Fringe Festival performances, as well as the gratitude of Capital Fringe, and the artists themselves.
There's a form to fill out if you would like to host an artist, and you can email any questions to David Carter at david[at]capitalfringe.org. I actually have some friends who began hosting artists a few years ago, and found it to be a very fun and rewarding experience.
The American President at NoMa Summer Screen
NoMa Summer Screen will show The American President on Wednesday night (tomorrow). The outdoor movie is free, includes captions, and is open to the public. This year's theme is Power, Politics & Popcorn. Feel free to bring blanket, frisbees, coolers, and even your own chair (the site is covered in asphalt). Doors open at 7 pm, and the movie starts at sunset. But show up early to snag a spot, and get something tasty from one of the food trucks that turns out or the occasion. NoMa Junction @ Storey Park (1005 First St. NE).
Food News & Views
The website Life & Thyme recently interviewed chefs Erik-Bruner Yang (Maketto) and Hiro Matsui (Conbini Café by UZU) about life on the changing H Street NE Corridor. Bruner-Yang's history on H Street started at Sticky Rice in 2007, and Matsui's at Toki Underground in 2012. By the way, Conbini Café (inside Shopkeepers Gallery at 1231 Florida Avenue NE) recently expanded their hours. They are now open 5–10 pm Wednesday through Friday, 9 am–6 pm Saturdays, and 11 am–5 pm Sundays.
Granville Moore's (1238 H Street NE) will roll out a new menu today. Sounds like a great excuse to stop by for a visit and a Belgian beer (or two).