Thursday, January 11, 2018

Local Briefing: Fancy Radish, a Photography Showcase, J. D. Deardourff Prints, & Celebratory Cocktails & Eats


The Washington Post has an update on the new vegan restaurant coming our way from the Philadelphia based team behind Vedge and V Street [LINK PLAYS MUSIC]. The new spot opening at 600 H Street NE was to recreate the V Street Concept, but the name has now changed to Fancy Radish. To go along with the new name is a shift to bring in more elements of Vedge.

There's a ton a fun stuff happening in our neck of the woods this weekend. On Friday the Community Collective Photography Showcase opens at Capital Fringe (1358 Florida Avenue NE). This third installment of the showcase features works from local artists, as well as those hailing from further flung locals. You can visit The Community Collective on Instagram. The event starts at 7pm, and the Fringe Arts Bar will open at 6:30pm.

Head over to Ivy City this weekend to celebrate One Eight Distilling's (1135 Okie Street NE) third birthday. Join them in their tasting room Saturday starting at 1pm. Cocktail prices will drop by $1 and hour until 8pm. Sloppy Mama's BBQ and Prescription Chicken will be on hand to keep you well fed and nourished. No cover, but don't forget your valid photo ID.

CulturalDC has their mobile art gallery SPACE4 stationed near Union Market (1309 Fifth Street NE) right now, and on Saturday (4–6pm) it will host the Community Kickoff of solo show Uncanny Fantastic from printmaker J. D. Deardourff. Deardourff is known for his vivid and often brightly colored works that play with a comic book aesthetic. The show runs through February 23rd.
The exhibition will feature new, experimental mono prints by the artist that focus on color and energy. Uncanny Fantastic coincides with the release of Deardourff’s self-published comic book series of the same name. Throughout the exhibition, Deardourff will hold free artist workshops with the community where he will demonstrate the basics of screen printing and produce small works of art with the participants.
Also in the Union Market area this weekend Yufka BakerY (which you may know as a vendor at the FRESHFARM H Street NE Market) pops up at Cotton & Reed rum distillery (1330 5th Street NE). That's happening 1–4pm on Sunday, so stop by for some Serbian phyllo dough pastries. This Hangry District piece explains a bit more about how Yufka BakerY founder Dejan Zianovic makes these treats that can be sweet or savory.

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