Monday, April 30, 2012

Running of the Chihuahuas!

If you're looking for something to do on cinco de mayo, check out the "Running of the Chihuahuas" at 7th Street Landing from 11am to 2pm. Click here to enter your Chihuahua or Chihuahua mix for the race.  There will be other contests for all breeds as well. Proceeds will go towards the PAWS of Southwest, the organization that is trying to raise funds to build a dog park at Lansburgh Park.

Mellow Mushroom Rooftop patio party

From an email:

“The kick off event will be Thursday, May 3rd at 5pm. It will be a “Stella-bration” sponsored by Stella Artois. The event will have a hosted bar for the VIP guests with free Stella, and swag packs with Stella glassware and Mellow gear. We will also have a live band later that evening.”
RSVP to with “Roof Top Stella-bration” in subject line.
The first 75 from PoPville get the free goods. The VIP “Stella-bration” goes from 5-6pm.
Mellow Mushroom is located at 2436 18th St, NW.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Have you ever?!

Wow I saw this car on 16th and U st.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Marion Barry

I just don't like the guy, and I can't understand why he keeps getting re-elected!!

From a press release:
Today, a coalition of DC Asian American advocacy groups launched the Say Sorry Barry Campaign urging DC Councilmember Marion Barry to apologize for his insensitive remarks toward the Asian American community, most recently about Filipino nurses, and to uphold his commitment to meet with local Asian American leaders. On Monday evening this week, Councilmember Barry said of the University of the District of Columbia’s Nursing Program:
“In fact, it is so bad, that if you go to the hospital now, you’ll find a number of immigrants who are nurses, particularly from the Philippines, and no offense, but let’s grow our own teachers, let’s grow our own nurses, and so that we don’t have to go scrounging in our community clinics and other kinds of places, having to hire people from somewhere else.”
In response to his comments the Say Sorry Barry Campaign issued a letter, part of which read:
“[W]e take issue with Councilmember Barry’s claims that Filipino nurses, teachers and immigrants are not members of “our” community. In saying so, Councilmember Barry dismisses immigrants’ talents and contributions to our neighborhoods because of who they are and where they come from.”
The letter has received support from 27 local and national Asian Pacific American advocacy groups including Filipino Americans for Progress, the Japanese American Citizens League, and the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Three weeks ago, Councilmember Barry faced criticism for his remarks aimed at “dirty” Asian American business owners in his ward. Following the criticism, Barry agreed to meet with the Mayor’s Office of the D.C. Commission on AAPI Affairs last week. Councilmember Barry did not attend that meeting.
The Say Sorry Barry Campaign is urging Councilmember Barry to stop using divisive rhetoric and to understand that his Asian American constituents deserve the same respect as other District residents. As stated in the sign-on letter, the campaign hopes to support Councilmember Barry’s work in improving our communities, but that work must happen on a foundation of trust and respect.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Surviving Progress

Check out the local times, this movie is a must!!

Garden Art

Art Exhibit: Ai Weiwei - Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

Te first US retrospective of the work of Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei opens in October, but the advance team has arrived in the form of 12 sculptures ringing the Hirshhorn's outer garden.

Seventh St and Independence Ave.  SW
Now -May 13


Ai Weiwei

PM @ the TM

Check out the last event before the closing party the night before at the Textile Museum.  Celebrate spring and Japanese culture at the year's first "PM @ the TM" happy house!  Bring a blanket or your tatami mat and enjoy drinks, food, and a film screening in the Museum's lovely gardens.  Venture indoors for gallery talks, a craft activity, and to explore exquisite examples of Japanese textiles in the exhibit "Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop.

The Textile Museum
2320 S St.  NW


PetalFest Closing Event

PetalFest Closing Block Party will will Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Pennsylvania Ave and 13th St.  NW)  with music and fun to serve as a "Thank-You" to the Washington, DC community for taking part in this year's historic Centennil Celebration.  The party includes live performance supported by American Airlines and Comcast as well as the announcement and unveiling of this year's National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest winners.  Supported by Trade Center Management Associates, PetalFest takes place on Friday, April 27, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jazz at the Jefferson Memorial

April 19-22 Noon - 5pm Daily
April 20-21 6pm - 7:30pm

Earth Day Rally on the National Mall

Earth Day Network today announced plans for the Mobilize the Earth™rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Earth Day, including appearances by Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Kicking Daisies and The Explorers Club. The April 22 event to galvanize the environmental movement will run from noon to 7:00 p.m. 
Legendary rock group Cheap Trick – known for four decades of almost continuous touring, famous for such songs as “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” and joining Aerosmith’s “Global Warming Tour” this summer – will headline the event.  They join a list of distinguished and diverse talent.  Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason was a founding member of Traffic; since the 1960s, Mason has written such classic songs as “Feelin’ Alright” and “Only You Know and I Know” and performed and recorded with everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Michael Jackson. Kicking Daisies was recently named Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing. Reverb Nation winners The Explorers Club – known for songs featured on TV shows such as The O.C., How I Met Your Mother , and Bored to Death – will also perform.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Biking in DC

Thanks to Washington Cycle.

Thats not a good place to put that, Bike LANE!!

Dance in the Park

Dupont is more than just a(n annoying and confusing) traffic circle -- it's a meeting place for locals, students, foodies and tourists... and the site of the Official Dupont Circle Snowball Fight. Yes, all capital letters!
In the Circle Productions, the masterminds behind events such as the snowball battle and Soccer in the Circle, will introduce their next production, Dance in the Circle, on Saturday, April 21.
The six-hour dance festival (3-9 p.m.) is open to all ages and free to the public. Show off your dance moves or learn how to dance from one of the 10 companies that will be offering instruction on a variety of dance styles.
The dance floor will be located at the center of the circle near the iconic fountain, and a team of DJs will supply the music -- and not a snowball in sight. 
In advance of this weekend's big event, a happy  hour fundraiser -- with dancing aplenty -- will take over Eighteenth Street Lounge (1212 18th St. NW) on Wedesnday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Garden Art

Garden along 13th St.

Awesome Window Displays

Zola Wine bar


admiring these great new statues along New York Ave. in front of the National Women's Museum.

Perfect Chill Spot

Eating lunch the other day along 15th st.  I saw this little nook at the top of this apartment building, thought you all would enjoy as much as I did!

Awesome Street Art

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Potomac Clean Up!

Help Clean the Potomac River and the waterways this weekend!  The Alice Ferguson Foundation is calling on Washington -area residents to take part in this year's Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.  Help reduce litter and be prepared to get a little dirty.  Saturday remove trash and debris from the Potomac and other rivers, streams and creeks.  Locations throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia need volunteers  The cleanup begins at 9am and lasts until noon.  To sign up and for list of locations
go to 

10th Annual Anime Marathon

10th Annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Marathon

Sunday 15, 2012
Screening start at 11 am

Join the Freer for a day-long festival of Japanese anime, featuring films, costumes, and other actives.

Freer Gallery of Art
Independence Ave & 12th St.  NW

METRO ( Smithsonian)


Another event coniceding with the Cherry Blossom festival along the event routes is the Blessing of the Fleets at the Navy Memorial downtown in the Penn Quarter. right off the Navy Mem/National Archives Metro stop.

Saturday 14, 2012

Navy Ceremonial Guardsmen pour water from the seven seas into the Memorial's fountains, charging them to life.  Visitors can see exhibits and sample Navy Bean Soup prepared by Navy Culinary Specialists.

Navy Memorial

Large view of the Navy Memorial plaza.