Wednesday, April 27, 2011

International Dining in DC

1720 I St.  NW
Washington DC

Cafe Asia has some of the best sushi in DC!  This is one of my favorite places, the chic decor and trip hop music they play while you eat is out of this world.  The wait staff is friendly and fast.  Watch out you straights there is a co-ed bathroom, don't get all jumpy!!!  They mix all parts of Asia together well here, you won't be disappointed.


2003 P St.  NW
Washington DC

Located in the old Bike shop and hardware store on P St. right off Dupont Circle, Pizza Paradiso relocated from their main stop that was down the street.  Their pizzas are so good you can make your own or choose from what they have listed and their pizza of the day is usually FANTASTIC. 

Out Door Film Festival in DC

NoMa Summer Screen
Where: 2nd and L Streets NE
When: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (May 18-August 3, 2011)
Theme: Train Movies

NoMa's film fest presents movies that feature trains (more prominently in some than others). For example, some of the selections are named after trains (Darjeeling Limited), some take place on trains (Taking of Pelham 123), and even some feature ghost trains (Ghostbusters 2).

May 18 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
May 25 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
June 1 - Stand by Me
June 8 - North by Northwest
June 15 - Slumdog Millionaire
June 22 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
June 29 - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
July 6 - Ghostbusters 2
July 13 - Darjeeling Limited
July 20 - Some Like it Hot
July 27 - Taking of Pelham 123
August 3 - The Incredibles

Capitol Riverfront Front Row Films
Where: Tingey Plaza, 100 Tingey St SE
When: Thursdays at 8:45 p.m. (May 26-July 28, 2011)
Theme: Best of the Oscars

It's all Oscar winners (best actor, best film, best sound editing) this year at the Capitol Riverfront, with picks including West Side Story, E.T., The Bourne Ultimatum (yep, sound editing), The Social Network, and more.

May 26 - Casablanca
June 2 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
June 9 - Dirty Dancing
June 16 - The Blind Side
June 23 - E.T.
June 30 - Shakespeare in Love
July 7 - The Social Network
July 14 - Breakfast at Tiffany's
July 21 - The Bourne Ultimatum
July 28 - West Side Story

U Street Movie Series
Where: Harrison Field, V Street between 13th Street and 14th Street
When: To be determined
Theme: D.C. Themed Movies

 The U Street Movie Series hasn't released its dates or movie lineup.

Art Exhibits

 It's first Sunday, and that means Art Whino will be back at The Yards Park with Marcātus. The creative art market boasts live music, food and art. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m

The exhibit Liminal Light at Project 4 Gallery features artists who explore various means of representing reality and the vast gray area between the strict confines of black and white using graphite, India ink, smoke and photo collage. Opening reception Saturday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The weather must be getting warmer: the first Hirshhorn After Hours of the season is upon us, this Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Extreme Animals will entertain with its "disjunctive mélange of live music, extreme feedback, YouTube bombardment, staged theatrics, and global meltdowns," along with DJ Shea Van Horn. Head into the museum to see Blinky Palermo: Retrospective (which DCist covered in March) and other exhibits -- note that the exhibits close at 10 p.m. Tickets only available in advance, $18

 Dataklysmos, an exhibition of new multimedia sculptures and digital video works by [dNASAb], opens at Irvine Contemporary on Saturday. [dNASAb] (or "Disney") exploits and explodes technology to explore the "Disneyfication" of our post-digital imagination. At the opening reception, see the artist's take on the region's Internet architecture and major connecting nodes for global Internet data traffic. 6 to 8 p.m.

Stabbing at National Zoo

I must say, This news comes hard to hear an event that was held for African American family day and fights were reported all day and then a stabbing!!!  Can we not act like you live in a zoo!  If you do not know how to act do not leave your house and put other people in danger!  Each year there are always fights and back in 2001 there was a shooting at the zoo for African American Family Day.  I for one think they should revoke the event forever.  such a shame people don't know how to act.

Smelly Trees (Ginkgo trees)

Spring is here and the trees are blooming so is that smelly one down the street.  wait they are all over DC.  Yes DC is filled with Ginkgo trees and when they bloom they emit a foul smell in the air.  The District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration is now going around the city spraying female ginkgo fruit trees.  The fruit on the trees can carry a very unpleasant smell.

The spraying started in Wards 1, 2 and 6 during the overnight hours Tuesday. That’s where female ginkgo trees are most prevalent. The crews will continue to spray in Wards 4, 3, 7, 8 and 5 the rest of the week.

DDOT Trees is using the same spray that has been used the past several years. There will be no need for residents to move vehicles parked on the streets. For additional information, residents can contact DDOT Trees at 202-671-5133.



Biking in DC

Biking in DC

DC is notorious for traffic, the Metro is a good way to get to and from work if you live in the burbs, but what about us city dwellers?  Seems like North America is becoming the new China with cities taking advantage of these bike programs popping up all over.  It's healthy, cheap, and reliable with plenty of stations to pick-up and drop-off.  Over the last couple of year's DC has also upgraded their street grids with bike lanes, and this has helped with the people who were afraid to get on the road with those crazies behind the wheel.  More than 300K rides have been logged since the start of the program on Sept 20.  Capital Bike share has over 100 stations and they are expanding into NOVA as well.   Take a look at these videos and links.

Happy Riding. 

SmartBike DC from EMBARQ Network on Vimeo.

Here are a list of bike shops in DC to help you with gear and your own bike.

Don't let this happen.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fans of the 202

My friend Anson is on hoilday in Thailand and this was his room number.

Happy Easter from Anson & Roch @ room No. 202 at the FuramaXckusive, Bangkok! :P

.YOU guys rock thank you for the photos.
Greetings from a Sri Lankan Coconut farm!
Thanks again Anson you are the best.

Awesome Street Art

Saturday, April 23, 2011

METROWEEKLY Interview with Brian Lempin (ME)

Very excited about this weeks Metro Weekly Night life article featuring Me as their cover boy.  Yes I got interviewed and did a photoshoot. 

Check out the link!  but you will have to go and pick up a copy where they have the newspaper stands at.

Heres one photo from the shoot.

8th Annual Georgetown French Market

8th Annual Georgetown French Market

Date: Fri, April 29th 2011 - Sat, April 30th 2011
Additional Time Info: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin Avenue btwn P Street and Reservoir Road

Superb shopping complimented by the scent of fresh coffee and the sounds of strolling musicians immerse the Book Hill neighborhood of Georgetown as the 8th Annual Georgetown French Market returns on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm. This event takes place along upper Wisconsin Avenue, NW, between P Street and Reservoir Road.

Book Hill’s signature European open air market features over 30 Georgetown boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries offering savings up to 70% off designer goods, art and antique home furnishings. The event also features strolling musicians and mimes, children’s activities, live music and French cuisine from Georgetown cafes and restaurants.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

50,000 HIT's

Thank you to all of my fans all over the world. 

I made it to 50,000 hit's today


Here are a couple of looks for your up coming shopping spree for Spring/Summer think of these.

 Classic look for those casual fridays at the office.

 I'm gettin some green pants.

 Bring out the gladiator in yourself this summer with these sandels from Nike.

Can't choose between Burberry and Fendi, You get them both on these shorts for you brand whores out there.

Old Advertisements: CK one

So you all might remember the classic CK one advertisements from the 90's that were kind of controversial at the time when Heroin chic and pictures with men in undies were naughty!!  well here's a look back.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SOS (Scene on the Street)

I told you all I would start this once the weather was nicer, Iam on the look out for fashionable people to snap a photo of and post here on my BLOG.  are you the next person...

 Kristopher showing off his pink TOMS and rolled up khaki pants, He always has some kind of interesting jewelry on and his trench coat is a great match.  Love the baby blue headphones around the neck.  Kris is my super star.

Jason Barnes- Wearing leather sandals, skinny jeans and a loose fitting button up with a beanie.  Jason was a REAL DC native and believe it or not we talked about fashion and DC when we met.

Georgetown Flood

If you didn't hear this past week we had a lot of rain, April showers as you can say.  Well it rained alot and there is more to come, but the people who are supposed to set up the flood gates down on the waterfront, kinda forgot to lift the gates and restaurants and offices were in the dark and closed for business.  let's not mention all of those million dollar condos on the top floors with no electricity and jaguars in the basement parking garage that got flooded as well, I can see the lawsuits coming.  check out the video and pictures.

This is what is supposed to look like with the flood gates up!

 Well this is what happens when only 3 gates go up.


Saturday at 10:00pm - April 24 at 3:30am
Location U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC
Created By Blisspop, Kylos Brannon, Matthew Lipsit, Morgan Tepper, Brian Miller, Will EastmanShow all (6)

9:00 P.M.
Ages 18+

*Ages 18-20 entry by advance ticket only.

Will Eastman’s forward-thinking dance party, Bliss, is back with special guests Christoph Andersson and Mr. Bonkerz (Groovz/Shenaniganz, DC)!
WILL EASTMAN’s latest funky disco house single, “No Sleep”, co-produced with Micah Vellian, has gained ample momentum since its official release on April 8th; appearing in DJ sets from Plump DJs, Bad Boy Bill, Tony Humphries, His Majesty Andre, Punks Jump Up, and on top music blogs URB, RCRD LBL and Gotta Dance Dirty. The single complete with a dub version and remixes from Treasure Fingers, Lazaro Casanova and Bird Peterson, has received praise from top producers/label heads Sinden, Scottie B., Ursula 1000, Xinobi and Autoerotique.
Writing for Tilllate Magazine, Jerry Bouthier of Kitsuné says, "Without a warning (Plant) drops this spring's single to fall in love to... 'No Sleep' seduces from the word go." (9/10)
Eastman's “No Sleep DJ Mix” is available for FREE download via Soundcloud


19-year-old Bliss guest Christoph Andersson (the youngest DJ to spin at U Hall thus far), is widely known as a young prodigy and a budding pop electro sensation. A musician from the beginning, Andersson picked up a guitar before he could walk, and entered the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts at the beginning of high school. Upon entering the NOCCA, Andersson quickly released an impressive string of singles and remixes in his first year of production, in addition to picking up many DJ gigs in the area. His tight, catchy, funk-influenced basslines often times gives a nod to New Orleans legends (i.e. The Meters); TKVR member John Braun says, “He’s got this [innate] ability to suck up the songwriting lessons not only from contemporary electro acts like Chromeo and Ratatat, but also from far reaching songwriting heavyweights Philip Glass and Ryuichi Sakamoto – all with a healthy dose of French house.”


The hometown disco enthusiast has been keeping music bloggers busy over the past year with his monthly mixes by incorporating all elements of disco (classic, nu, italo, deep, funk) for your dance party pleasure. You can find him at his monthly parties, "Groovz" every 2nd Friday at SOVA and "Shenaniganz" on 4th Saturdays at 9:30 Club Backbar. Come early, bring your dancing shoes and join Mr. Bonkerz for some blissful disco beats :)



Opened March 17th, 2010, U Street Music Hall is a DJ-owned and operated basement dance club and live music venue. The 300-person capacity room features one of the city’s best soundsystems, a 1200 square foot cork-cushioned dancefloor, and two bars with a full liquor selection.


We’re a block from the U Street/Cardozo Metro station – use the 13th & U St exit, turn around at the top of the escalator, and we’re on the next block after Ben’s Chili Bowl.

Last Trains from the U Street station run at the following times on Saturday night:

Branch Ave- 2:50 a.m.

Huntington- 2:52 a.m.

Greenbelt- 3:21 a.m.

There is no Red Line transfer possible at these times, leave earlier if you need a transfer.

Street parking is available around the venue, though on busy nights it may be more convenient to use the closest paid parking lot at the Reeves Center, 2 blocks away at 14th & U St


**Friday, April 29th -- 9pm**

Come to TOYLAND - H St. NE
Be prepared. To be destroyed. By our music.


THE NOBIS (JAPAN) -- Emmy & MP surviving in the 21st Century making people smile and making people dance with their music.

LENORABLE (DC) -- An attempt to match the best elements of post-punk with the sonic depth of electronic beats. Using synthesizers and drum loops with live guitars and abrasive lyrics, Lenorable creates a new brand of electro goth rock lovingly dubbed "Gothwave."

BAKE SALE (VA/DC) -- A sound that can be described as reverb-ed out indie rock with a dash of surf and punk rock. The band strives to make music that is fun to listen to and also to put on a good show. Bake Sale is currently self recording their debut LP which is expected to be finished by early spring 2011.

**Most Importantly**
Our special guest MC will be Jian Deleon.
Not to be confused with Celine Dion.

421 H Street NE Washington DC 20002
(202) 450-4075

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Visual Stimulation


 Friday April 29, 2011
8pm - Midnight

This is always a sell out crowd get your tickets early before they are all gone.  Always great music and a fun time.

$18 in advance ONLY
They will not be selling tickets at the door

Check out the band and DJ



DC All-Stars vs. The Rhode Island Riveters
Plus April Showers vs. May Flowers

Doors open at 3PM

Action begins at 4PM

located at the DC Armory

2001 E. Capitol Street SE
Stadium/Armory Metro
Parking available in Lot 3

TICKETS $12.00
kids ages 6-11 $6.00
kids under age 6 get in FREE

Tickets are available at the door
or for advance purchase online

All persons entering the DC Armory are subject to security search. No outside food or drink allowed.