Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer of Music Festivals 2010

Summer is officially here come Memorial Day weekend! But with that said, DC 101 had their Chili Cook Off last weekend, which was awesome, and reason by it being awesome was I got VIP with a friend who works for Clean Channel, so I got to meet a bunch of my favorite radio personalities that I Listen to every morning, and I got to see Alice in Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots up close! here is a little list of large music festivals in the area, that I think everyone should check out.
DC 101.1 Chili Cook Off
May 22, 2010
Washington DC

Lollapalooza 2010
Chicago, Ill
Aug 6-8, 2010

HFSivtal 2010
September 18, 2010
Merrieweather Post Pavallion

June 10-13, 2010
Manchester, TN

Virgin Mobile Free Fest 2010
September 25, 2010
Baltimore, MD

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bike to Work Day 2010

Join thousands of area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean,fun and healthy way to get to work! Meet up with your neighbors at one of 35 regional pit stops, ride into the city with experienced commuter convoys and meet your fellow cyclists at Freedom Plaza. Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections invite you to try bicycling to work as an alternative to solo driving. Help the Washington region become a better place to ride. Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area commuters. There will be a raffle, prizes, food, drink and more at all pit stops throughout the region.

Free T-shirts will available for the first 8.500 registrants who are in attendance at the pit stop they registered for.

Registration for Bike to Work Day 2010 is now open!
Follow the pit stop link below and register for the pit stop rally you plan to attend. Raffles will be held at each pit stop for prizes including commuter bags, bike locks, and bicycles.

Find Your Pit Stop >>

Bike From Work Rally!

Stop by on your way home and join your fellow bike commuters to continue the celebration and start the weekend!

Columbia Heights Plaza - 4pm to 7pm

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Trapeze School!!! Ooohhhh

Just a reminder: if you haven't taken trapeze classes at D.C.'s relatively new trapeze school, you should probably get on that. Afterwards, you'll be sore for days — and worse, tempted to empty your bank account to take more classes — but the flying is eminently worth it. Wear tights or leggings and go prepared to fall, because, well, you might. But that's why they invented the net.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.

That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines (including our massive 1,400 foot line in Scotland – check it out on

We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)

The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival 2010


Saturday, 22 May and Sunday 23, May 2010


Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, Maryland


Gates open at 10:30am. Parade on Saturday starts at approximately 10:00am. Music from 11:00am - 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday


There are none, it's all for charity. Rain or shine.

What's there

1 concert stage with Jumbtron, large crafter village, a wide variety of food and drink, Beer and Wine, beach, playgrounds, lawn seating (General Admission only).

What to bring

Low back lawn or beach chair or blankets, sunblock, sunglasses.

What not to bring

Food, drinks, bottles/glass, alcoholic beverages, drugs, pets, professional audio or video recording equipment, coolers.

By Boat - Restricted 600' from shore, no docking. Please check local marinas for docking.

By Foot or Bicycle - Discouraged (but not prohibited) due to the heavy volume of cars and buses arriving.

Questions or VIP Information

For a quick response, e-mail us at or you may call 410-257-7413 and leave a message

Produced By

Chesapeake Bay Events (a non-profit corporation)

P.O. Box 161

Dunkirk, MD 20754

Art Exhibits

This spring, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will unveil the first phase of a bold public art project. Sculptures by renowned women artists will be exhibited in changing installations on New York Avenue—right at NMWA’s front door. The first phase of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project features four monumental sculptures by French-born artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930–2002).

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 20 - Sept 12, 2010
In preparation for the opening of "Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers" we are experimenting with letting the artist himself introduce the show. From May 1 until the exhibition opens on May 20, the Hirshhorn is turning its social media outlets over to Klein. Audiences will experience him in his own words, as he explains his goals, process, artworks and projects. “For this first U.S. retrospective in nearly 30 years of one of the 20th century's most influential artists, we felt it was essential not only to present Klein as the maker of beautiful objects but also as a thinker, a philosopher who paved the way for future generations,” says exhibition co-curator Kerry Brougher, chief curator and deputy director of the Museum. This launches a brand new programmatic endeavor using today's communications tools to provide dynamic, thought-provoking content that extends the ideas and energy of the exhibition. Quotes by Klein will be posted daily to Twitter and Facebook with links to accompanying images, video and audio on Flickr and YouTube. As the material is made available through social media, it will also be posted to this ongoing timeline that will be built up daily on the Hirshhorn website. At the end of 20 days, audiences will have a complete record of the daily postings collected in one place. Thus Klein will live online, a platform that fulfills his expressed desire “to realize in my own creations that 'transparence,' that immeasurable 'void' in which lives the permanent and absolute spirit freed of all dimensions.”

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
May 2–September 6, 2010
In the first scholarly exhibition of American poet Allen Ginsberg's photographs, all facets of his work in photography will be explored. Some 79 works on display will range from the 1950s "drugstore" prints to his now celebrated portraits of Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, snapshots of Ginsberg himself taken just before he achieved literary fame, and his later portraits of the Beats and other friends made in the 1980s and 1990s. Ginsberg (1926–1997) started taking photographs in 1953 when he purchased a small, secondhand Kodak camera. For the next decade he captured numerous intimate shots of himself as well as his friends and lovers. He abandoned photography in 1963 but returned to it in the early 1980s. Encouraged by photographers Berenice Abbott and Robert Frank, he reprinted much of his early work and began making new portraits, adding sometimes extensive inscriptions. Although Ginsberg's photographs form a compelling portrait of the Beat and counterculture generation from the 1950s to the 1990s, his pictures are far more than mere historical documents. The same ideas that inform his poetry—an intense observation of the world, a deep appreciation of the beauty of the vernacular, a celebration of the sacredness of the present, and a faith in intuitive expression—also permeate his photography.

German Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, 1580-1900
May 16–November 28, 2010
This stunning exhibition of 120 of the finest German drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection showcases major works ranging from the 17th-century baroque and 18th-century rococo to 19th-century romanticism and realism. Passionately assembled by Wolfgang Ratjen (1943–1997) over three decades, the drawings include rare, evocative, and influential examples by Hans von Aachen, Johann Rottenhammer, and Adam Elsheimer; studies for soaring religious ceilings by some of the greatest South German artists, including Cosmas Damian Asam, Matthäus Günther, and Johann Baptist Enderle; delightful Augsburg designs for rococo prints by Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner, Johann Esaias Nilson, and Gottfried Eichler; landscape watercolors by Johann Georg von Dillis and Caspar David Friedrich; architectural watercolors by Balthasar Neumann, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and Rudolf von Alt; and an exciting group of realist drawings by Hans Thoma, Adolph Menzel, and Max Liebermann.

DC YOGA WEEK May 15-22 2010

DC Yoga Week provides free and $5 yoga classes to Washington DC area residents, giving them with an opportunity to enjoy different yoga classes at participating DC studios for one week each spring. Our mission is to promote the practice and enjoyment of yoga; to increase awareness of its benefits, which include increased strength, flexibility and relaxation; and to encourage greater physical health and well being in our community.

The highlight of DC Yoga Week is Yoga on the Mall (YOTM), a gathering of yoga enthusiasts near the Washington Monument, on the grounds of the National Mall, to participate in a free, collective outdoor yoga practice led by instructors from participating DC Yoga Week studios. Yoga on the Mall (YOTM) is open to all levels of yoga students, from beginners to advanced, and to individuals, as well as families with children. It is always a fun day out for everyone who participates, and a wonderful celebration of our growing yoga community!

DC Yoga Week 2010 will take place between Saturday, May 15-22, while Yoga on the Mall will take place on Saturday, May 15 between 1-5pm. This year marks the fifth anniversary of DC Yoga Week, and we have some great celebrations planned, including classes led by DC's favorite teachers as well as renowned yogini,Shiva Rea, demonstrations by the Acro Yogis, the Budokon crew, african drumming, and kirtan musicians.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Arcade Fire is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and fronted by the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Regine Chassagne. The band has been together since 2003

Faithless are a British electronica band consisting of Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo. The group is best known for their dance songs ("Insomnia", "God Is a DJ" and "We Come 1"). Faithless have recorded several albums offering a wide variety and blend of styles. During their career they have sold over 12 million records worldwide.

Grizzly Bear is a Brooklyn-based folk rock band, co

mprising Edward Droste (vocals, guitar, omnichord, keyboard), Daniel Rossen (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Taylor (bass, backing vocals, various instruments, producer) and Christopher Bear (drums, backing vocals). The band employs traditional and electro

nic instruments. Their sound has been categorized as pyschedelic pop, folk rock and experimental and is dominated by the use of vocal harmonies. The band is one of the few non-electronic artists signed toWarp Records.

Daniel Rossen is also a member of the duo Department of Eagles.

Frédérick "Fred" Falke (born 7 January 1973) is a French based house producer and DJ of German origin.

Falke started out as a bass player around 1995 before turning his hand to production work in the late 1990s. His first record, a collaboration withAlan Braxe named Intro, which sampled The Jets 1987 hit Crush On You, was released in 2000 on Vulture Music.

The pair would form a very productive partnership releasing a handful of singles and becoming in-demand remixers for the likes of Goldfrapp, Royksopp, Kelis and Justice. The partnership would last until 2008 when they went their separate ways.

Falke has also collaborated with France-based German producer, DJ and close friend Kris Menace, as well as releasing records on Menace's label Work It Baby. In addition, he has collaborated on various other productions with artists such as Savage, Miami Horror and Knightlife.

Fred Falke is now an in-demand remixer in his own right and has produced remixes for a number of mainstream rock and electronic artists. Falke has reworked songs from artists as diverse as Little Boots, Gossip, U2, Annie, Grizzly Bear, Ladyhawke, Lykke Li, La Roux among many others.

Recently Falke has started working with Xenomania contributing to songs by Pet Shop Boys and Mini Viva. Falke is also currently producing the 'Vandroid' album project with Nic Nicola.

Moda for Men (Stores)

Walking around the city yesterday I walked into a couple other stores I don't think I have mentioned on my BLOG, so they do need a spot on here since they do sell men's fashions.

Lettie Gooch Is a mostly women's store with a small section for men in the corner so their boyfriends can sit and relax while their lady's shop. good selection of button up shirt's.

Lettie Gooch
1517 U. St. NW
Washington DC 20001

RCKNDY is a furniture store with some nick-naks to have for your flat! Great finds in here for wedding gifts, anything to very expensive sofas to dog bowls and wall clocks and shower curtains.

1515 U st. NW
Washington DC 20001

Caramel is a beathe of fresh air from all the women clothing stores along U st. they offer a large selection of jeans and button-up shirts and fashionable hoodies, they also awesome belts and leather bracelets.

1603 U St. NW
Washington DC 20001

Tattoo Parlors

I recently got a new tattoo and wanted to update my followers on Two awesome places to get ink in DC. Two of my tattoos were done at Fatty's just south of Dupont Circle and I just got another one at the newly located Tattoo Paradise in Adams Morgan with in walking distance to me which can be deadly. (Evil Laugh)

Fatty's Custom Tattoz
1333 Connecticut Ave. NW 3rd floor
Washington DC

Tattoo Paradise
2444 18th St. NW
Washington DC

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Local Pool party's and Public pools

Spring is here, but I can tell you It has been feeling like summer, so people have been getting their tans on in the park anticipation for the pools to open up, and when they do I'm sure they will be packed, this summer is going to be a HOT one!! Check out these local pool party's and local public pool links.

The Donovan House & Timur Tugberk throw the Twilight Party on Tuesdays from 7pm and on. This is a guest list only party so try to figure out how to get on the list or be invited with your mates.
Donovan House
1155 14th St. NW
Washington DC 20005

Adult Swim is on Sundays and is $10 bottle service is available this is a fashion forward crowd 1pm-10pm. perfect for a sunday afternoon.
The Liaison (Capitol Hill)
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington DC 20001

Capitol Skyline throws several party's on Friday, Saturday and Sundays check out their website for details.
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I St. SW
Washington DC 20024

The Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle NW
Washington DC 20005

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St. NW
Washington DC 20008

Men's Salons and barbers

So walking around the P St. area there are tons of places to get your hair DID! You can choose from a very Chic Immortal Beloved, to an awesome old school Carl's Barber shop. I personally go to VSL salon on Conn Ave. right off the circle and Lai cut's my hair. Check out these sites.

Carl's Barber Shop
1406 P St. NW
Washington DC 20005

Immortal Beloved
1457 Church Street NW
(between N 14th St & N 15th St)
Washington, DC 20005

Bang Salon
1612 U St NW
(between N 16th St & N New H
ampshire Ave)
Washington, DC 20009

Axis Salon
1509 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

VSL Salon
1607 Connecticut Ave NW
(between N Q St & N Hillyer Pl)
Washington, DC 20009
Grooming Lounge
1745 L Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036-5404

Moda for Men in the Summer!

Moda for men in the summer, looks like the preppy look has made a big impact! I'm not gonna bore you with high end labels, this is for the everyday guy. Places I would shop and I would get, that said, I usually shop at Urban-outfitters or Gap. Great finds in the clearance areas! I like clothes now with no design or logo's on them, plain and simple, am I at that age yet..ugh. Well I tend to go for urban, prep look, it might come off like i'm a greaser but i'm truly not. here are a couple of shots from the stores and some of me.

getting the right pair of shoes, shorts, and just a plain t shirt, can make you look urban chic or just well dress. Anyone can do it. Try to pull it off.
Check out some of these favorite websites and stores I shop.

Farmers Market

Today I decided to go to the New Capital Riverfront Farmer's Market located right next to the entrance to the Navy Yard! Very nice venders, Flowers, plants, Tea & Honey, Cheese, Belgian Waffles (Which I have been searching high and low for, and finally this is the first in DC, they are bringing them straight from Belgium). Tomatoes, strawberries. This is a great addition to an up and coming area! I also checked out the river-walk, half of it is complete and the rest should be open this summer. Check out some pictures.

Stay tuned for more farmer's market pictures and post around DC.