Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Awesome Street Art

Washington Monument Earthquake Damage

The Earthquake happened as we know, and we had conflicting reports the the Washington Monument was leaning or had large cracks.  Now a month after, we know, it is not leaning but does have some cracks at the top of the monument!  Here is a press conference from National Park Service and raw footage while in the Monument with tourist.

As of Yesterday they started to check the cracks, from the pictures here I post.

Alma Tropicalia

BlackCat DC
1811 14th St.  NW
Washington DC

Saturday 9pm - 1am

Alma Tropicália is pleased to invite you to a global dance party at the Black Cat, stretching from the psychedelic sambas of Brazil to the rocksteady beats of Jamaica to the new sounds of Philly Soul.

Alma Tropicália is a one-of-a-kind musical experience paying tribute to the legendary Tropicália movement of 60s Brazil, a hallucinogenic blend of tribal rhythms, psychedelic rock and irresistible Brazilian melodies. Don't miss your last chance to catch them in DC this fall before they hit the road for a series of out of town dates.

Joining them is DC's own Lucky Dub, a nine-piece reggae ensemble, and Philly-based electro-dance phenoms, Coup Couroux, touring on their debut album, produced with members of Los Amigos Invisibles.

Alma Tropicália is:

Elin - lead vocal
Kim Jade Fry - bass & vocal
Matt Perrone - guitar & vocal
Bill Dempsey - keyboards & vocal
Ben Takis - drums
with special guest Alejandro Lucini on percussion.


The Warehouse Loft
411 New York Ave.  NE
Washington DC

Friday 9pm - 4am

88, ForQuarters & ForwardDC Present SANGHA DECOMPRESSION
Friday, September 30th 2011 at the Warehouse/Loft (BOTH SIDES & OUTSIDE)

Limited number of $15 tickets available:

Sangha (Pali: सन्घ saṅgha; Sanskrit: संघ saṃgha; Wylie: 'dus sde) is a word in Pali or Sanskrit that can be translated roughly as "association" or "assembly," "company" or "community" with common goal, vision or purpose.

As many of us return from our adventures out west it is important to remember and celebrate the fact that our community is not to be taken for granted. We are a diverse group of creative individuals that can accomplish anything when we work as a unit. Our intention behind joining forces with some of our favorite crews from up and down the east coast for this very special night was to try and welcome anyone and everyone to celebrate the the beauty of our community as one group, in one place. Please help us spread the word about SANGHA to anyone that has love in their heart, creativity in their soul and openness in their mind.

Featuring the very best DJ's from around the world and across the region - With 4 Areas of Sound:

DC vs BMORE vs PHILLY in the Warehouse:
LEE MAYJAHS? (Philadelphia, PEX)
NEIL KURLAND (Baltimore, Soul Mob)
AARON SPARKS (DC, Camp Monkey Business)

Deep Burn in the Loft:
TRUS'ME (Manchester, Prime Numbers)
BO HEBERT (Los Angeles/Baltimore, Camp88)
JUBILEE (DC, Audiology)
CHRIS NITTI (DC, Lost & Sound)

The Alley of Boom:
VIBEAGE (Baltimore, 1/2 of Aligning Minds)
NEXGEN MUSIC (New York City/London, NexGen Recordings)
REFUGEE (DC, Expansion Broadcast)
JULEZ (DC, Decryptoid and Associates)

Mischief & District Burners Room:
DJ DUSTIN (DC, Mischief)
J KANIZZLE (DC, Mischief)
IMPERIAL (DC, District Burners)
RAMIRO (DC, District Burners)
ANDREA (DC, District Burners)
RAVEN BUTTERFLY (DC, District Burners)

Along with Live Fire, Aerial & Hoop Performances plus Live Art, Visuals, Effects & Decor by:


18+ | 9PM - LATE | 411 New York Ave NE DC

Limited number of $15 tickets available:

This event is intended to be for EVERYONE. This is not a "burners only" party. Diversity is celebrated and welcome at all of our events - especially this one.

Site Aperture: Opening Reception

916 G st.  NW
Washington DC

Join us Friday, September 30, 6-8pm for the opening reception of a group exhibition at Flashpoint Gallery - "Site Aperture", Curated by Danielle O’Steen with artists Margaret Boozer, Mia Feuer, Talia Greene and Mariah Anne Johnson.

Curator Danielle O’Steen will bring together four artists to create site-specific installations at Flashpoint Gallery. Artists Margaret Boozer, Mia Feuer, Talia Greene and Mariah Anne Johnson will create works that respond directly to the gallery space.

The artists, while sharing similar conceptual interests in site and installation, work in divergent materials ranging from dirt and Styrofoam to wall paper and bed sheets.

Curator Danielle O’Steen with artists Margaret Boozer, Mia Feuer, Talia Greene and Mariah Anne Johnson: "Site Aperture"
September 30 – November 5, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: Saturday, October 29, 2pm

Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6pm or by appointment

Turkish Festival

Sunday, October 2, 2011
11am- 7pm

Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 12th & 14th Streets.

Authentic Turkish Cuisine

Traditional Music & Folk Dancing Performance

Turkish Arts and Crafts Vendors

Kid's Games, Arts & Crafts

Turkish Coffeehouse and Fortune Telling

Cultural Activities

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Garden Art

I wouldn't call this a garden, but it's a garden wall.  :o)  amazing this is the back of someones row house with the stairs leading to a rooftop glass patio.

nice sculpture

Around the City

Summer is still here.

Wanna be my buddy?

International Dining in DC : Ulah Bistro

1214 U St.  NW
Washington DC

OK, a couple months ago I did a post on some of the top spots to get Mac-n-Cheese here in DC.  Well I finally went and tried Ulah, after much fanfare.  We got seated immediately on a Friday night on U Street go figure, Outside dining on U street is the best, perfect people watching.  So I finally tried the mac.  HOLLY HELL.  This has to be the best mac ever which was my appetizer.  I then ordered the Lamb which was so good it totally fell off the bone, it was glazed with something sweet can't remember but it was so good, came with small pieces of bread and under the lamb was a pond of pasta noodles.  this is a must to go back and try the brunch.  I give Ulah four **** stars out of five.

Mac n Cheese with corn bread

The wait staff was very friendly and told me what she liked and what the restaurant was known for or what their main dish was.  Which I ordered.  The rest rooms were clean and plenty of space to find a table.  All very good reviews.


I want to give a special thank you to Amanda over at Barracuda Film & TV.  She saw my blog and gave me something interesting to post you to gentlemen out there wanting more of a classic look for this fall/winter.  The clothes are all from H&M Modern Classics collection that is now in stores.  Tom Stubbs shows us how the this fall/winter 2011 we will be seeing pinstripes, tweed and three piece suits for the modern young hip guys.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Where Am I?

One of my favorite streets in DC, Look at this classic architecture!

Awesome Street Art

Red Friday's

Red Friday's
w/ Miguel Migs
Lisa Shaw
Double 07

U Street Music Hall
1115 U St.  NW
Washington DC

Friday 10pm - 1 am

Red Fridays at U Street Music Hall presents -

MIGUEL MIGS w/ LISA SHAW on vocals [ Salted Music | SF ]

DOUBLE o7 [ One Love Massive | DC ]

Miguel Migs, who as new album ‘Outside the Skyline’ shows, is now moving well and truly beyond the limitations of the house scene in which he first made his name. His deep seated love of reggae and dub shines strongly through as well as his passion for classic rock, blues, funk and soul.

Not that his career to date hasn’t been illustrious enough. Just look the list of collaborators he’s managed to attract: original disco diva Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, reggae legends Capleton, Half-Pint and Freddie MacGregor, Meshell Ndegeocello, nu-jazz singer Georg Levin and bossa nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto all feature on the album, alongside Migs’ regular vocal co-conspirators, Aya and Lisa Shaw. No slave to metronomic dancefloor rhythms and tempos, the resulting long-player blends influences from house, jazz, reggae, soul and more, with a heavy emphasis on high-quality songwriting – and equally high production values.

Lisa Shaw has been a proven staple in the deep house world. She helped define an era with her releases on Naked Music, and continues to create timeless gems. Both albums “Cherry & “Free” take it back to the basics, while “sweet and simply” taking it beyond. Lisa looks forward to the future of her music career and strives for a constant push to explore modern sounds but most important is keeping the essence behind the music no matter how it changes.

Friday, September 23rd, Doors open at 10:00 p.m.
$15 at the door | $10 pre-sale
Advance tickets:
Ages 18-20 entry by advance ticket only.

Eighties Mayhem Dance Party

Black Cat
1811 14th St.  NW
Washington DC

Friday 9:30 pm - 2am

FYM Productions Presents:
Friday, September 23rd, 2011


MEGA 80's Dance Party

w/DJ Steve E P . DJ Missguided . Killa K . Krasty McNasty

@The Black Cat 9:30 pm
1811 14th St. NW WDC 20009


(E)merge Art Fair 2011

The Capitol Skyline Hotel
Thursday September 25, 2011
Thursday 7pm - 5 pm

(E)merge art fair

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

Join us for the Opening Preview Thursday, September 22nd 7 - 9pm followed by a concert by the pool presenting LouLou and the Disappointer Sisters (featuring members of Thievery Corporation, Fugazi, French Toast and The Deadmen).

(e)merge will take place September 22 - 25, 2011, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC, within blocks of the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Mall. The Fair will present over 75 exhibitors featuring national and international galleries and non-profit exhibition spaces as well as a vetted selection of work by unrepresented artists. New works in installation, painting, performance, sculpture video, works on paper and other media will be on display throughout the duration of the Fair. 

Homo Happy Hour

The Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave
Washington DC

Thursday September 22, 2011
6pm - 9 pm

in the
 Heights Courtyard

Fall is rolling in, but it's still warm enough for another outdoor happy hour. We're returning to the Heights courtyard at the recently renovated Washington Hilton. Come experience the smartly redesigned courtyard complete with comfortable seating, firepits and water features. All you MAMPers, come scope out the turf before the big event, you'll know where all the mirrors are for all that lipstick re-application.

Come say goodbye to summer with all the other HHHHers!

Vogue Battle

Wednesday Sept 21, 2011
11 pm - 2 am

Back by Popular Demand!!!!
Cobalt presents Vogue Battle 3

Do you think you have what it takes, to attend and show us how its REALLY done! If so, we ask that you come and give us a show?!


$100 to the winner.

While enjoying the FIERCE Show, we will offer:

$5 Absolute Cocktails
$4 Jameson
$7 Long Island's


Music by: DJ Sean Morris

This will be held in 30 Degrees.

House U.

The Velvet Lounge
915 U St.  NW
Washington DC

Wednesday 21, 2011
10pm - 2 am

TMY & Keenan Orr pres. HOUSE U.

A new Wednesday bi-weekly bringing you a mixture of House, Electro, B-More Club, Moombahton and other oddities!

No Cover

915 U St NW
(between N 9 1/2 St & N Vermont Ave)
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: U Street Corridor

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Second Annual United Night Out

D.C. United vs. Chivas USA, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 21st
RFK Stadium 

$25 TICKETS (regularly $32)
Buy now:

A portion of every ticket will go back to benefit Food & Friends

- Seats together located in sections 201-203 and 301-303
- Access to our private, open-air Champions Club
- Pre-match performance by the DC Different Drummers
- National Anthem performed by local recording artist Peter Fox
- Second annual Night OUT halftime relay race
- Special in-match giveaways

Learn more at:

Parties celebrating the Repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

  • Join JR's Bar & Grill (1519 17th St. N.W.) as they celebrate their 25th anniversary and serve as hosts to the Service Members' Legal Defense Network's official after-party. Party with an open bar on rail vodka and draft beer from 10-11 p.m., and a completely open bar for those with a military ID during the same hour. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; no cover.
  • Continue your celebration at K Street Lounge (1301 K St. N.W.) with SLDN staff and supporters, and an open bar. 6-10 p.m.; $20 donations suggested.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunday School: Resurrection Sunday

Pocket Gays 

Sunday September 18, 2011
Local 16
1602 U Street  NW
Washington DC

Brought to you by:
Devon Trotter & Brett Andriesen

This summer was hard for a lot of reasons: we drank to excess, sexed to excess and lost an icon, role model and innovator - Amy Winehouse. But let those "Tears Dry on Their Own" and never fear because the Pocket Gays are hosting Resurrection Sunday School: Back to Black! That's right kids, we're giving you Amy Winehouse realness this Sunday, September 18, from 3-9 pm on the intoxicatingly delicious roof deck of Local 16.

 honor of our fallen hero we are hosting an Amy Winehouse look-a-like contest and whoever provides us with the most Amy Winehouse-realness will not only when our respect, but free booze!! As always we will have our FREE POCKET SHOTS for finding your pocket match, our $5 rainbow Smirnoff drink specials and DJ Natty Boom (ANTHOLOGY OF BOOTY) serving up all of your favorite Amy jams!

Craving brunch? Get to Local early for their bottomless mimosa and bloody deal! Deliciousness here:

Don't end up in "Rehab" thinking "Love is a Losing Game"! Come to Resurrection Sunday School and we won't be "Just Friends" and promise that on Monday morning, you won't "Wake Up Alone"

Never a Cover, Always at Local 16
Still wondering what the hell a pocket gay is?

Think short/cute/tiny/portable/e
asily transportable in your pocket sized. (it's okay, some of us are slower learners than others). Sunday School isn't just for pocket-sized gays, though. It's a party for guys, gays, girls, straights, trannys, pockets, tall kids, etc etc etc who want to relax, unwind, and have a good time before work tries to steal their soul for another week

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

H Street Festival 2011

One Street.  One City
Six Blocks of Urban Fun!

Gay Day at the HILLWOOD

Estate, Museum & Gardens

Gay Day

Celebrate 10 years of partnership with the GLBT community.  A family Garden Party, square dancing, live music, and Punch by the Porte Cocherre, a sparkling social hour.

For those who wish to attend a program at Hillwood, advance reservations are recommended–and in some cases required. Program fees entitle you to a program as well as to an estate visit at that time.
If no program pricing is noted, the suggested donation–$15 Public, $12 Seniors, $10 College Students, $5 Children ages 6-18–applies. No donation is suggested for children under 6.

Chalk Festival

WHENSaturday, September 24, 2011, 11:30am – 3pm
TIME DETAIL11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CATEGORIESCelebrations, Kids & Families
LOCATIONAmerican Art Museum, Portrait Gallery
EVENT LOCATIONF Street between 7th and 9th Streets NW
Join the American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and your friends outside on the F Street sidewalk for a day of chalk art, entertainment, and fun! Make your mark with chalk artist Michael Kirby and his team from Murals of Baltimore as they create a site-specific work in chalk.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Visual Stimulation

Fun Fact about DC

Although DC residents pay taxes to the federal government, they do not have a voting representative in Congress. That's why you may see license plates on cars that say “No Taxation without Representation.”

Friday, September 9, 2011

Just Awesome

Worst Drivers of 2011

DC was recently voted the worst drivers in the nation.  HAHA  I think it's actually all of the virginia people driving into the city!  DC should put toll booths on the bridges so those people should have to pay, that would be a big boost to the DC budget.