Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DC STREET ART













Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Speak Easy


L'Enfant Cafe
2000 18th St.  NW
Washington DC



September 30th


Featuring Lady Bunny & Joey Arias


The Speak Easy is a classic supper club and cabaret featuring word-class entertainers from New York, London & Las Vegas in an intimate setting.

Reserve seating only at lenfantcafe.com

Dinner show: 7pm, $50(includes 3 course dinner & show)

Cocktail show 10:30, $10 cover, 2 drink minimum.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Universal Gear Ultimate Underwear Runway Event


Universal Gear
1529 14th St.  NW
Washington DC

Join Universal Gear on September 27th, 2012 for the Ultimate underwear runway event!

Universal Gear is kicking off its fall underwear sale with an in-store fashion show.  Enjoy music from DJ Matt Bailer, sip on cocktails (Open bar, courtesy of MOVA) and check out the hottest underwear styles from Timoteo, Andrew Christian, 2xist and Cin2!

A portion of the sales will be donated to SMYAL DC - a great organization that works to assist LGBT youth in the area.

Door: 7pm
Fashion show: 8pm
Hosted by: Fox 5 anchor Will Thomas
Sounds by : Dj Matt Bailer

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DC Rides





Have you Ever?!

Came across this on 15th st. going to work on my bike. They must have had a great time on U St. on Saturday night.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The 3rd Annual 17th Street Festival


The 3rd Annual 17th Street Festival will take place on September 22, 2012 from 12pm-6pm. The 17th Street Festival is a free community event that celebrates the 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P Street. 

Festival Includes: 
- Art Show 
- Business Specials sponsored by HDCMS
- Entertainment Stage
- Kids Zone (Ross Elementary School)
- Local Vendors
- Pet Zone sponsored by City Dogs Rescue


Festival produced by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance & Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets.

2012 Sponsors:
Urban Neighborhood Alliance
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets
DC Department of Small & Local Business Development
Washington Blade
Coldwell Banker Dupont
Ross Elementary School
Washington DCJCC
Cobalt
Level One
Luis Gomez Photos
Borderstan.com
Dupont Circle Business Incubator
Whitman-Walker Health
Dupont Circle Citizens Association
Councilmember Jack Evans
Marriage DC
Stonewall Kickball
Grubb's Pharmacy
Comcast
PEPCO
VIDA Fitness
Pacers 

ART 17 Presents: Brian Petro


Coldwell Banker Dupont
1606 17th St.  NW
Washington DC


Brian Petro – Coldwell Banker shows – 
September 20 and 22, 2012 

“I have difficulty standing still, sitting still, or even sleeping still. From abstract watercolors and beeswax on canvas and paper, to images printed on bricks, to aggressive construct works, to tranquil still-lifes, my artwork is a reflection of my inability to stay focused. Sometimes I get grief for this, but, that’s just the way I am.” – brian petro
Educated in Sports Medicine, Brian practiced in the corporate realm for 6 years only to understand that creatingartwork was his true passion. Although even as a child he had always created artworks of complexity and quality, it wasn’t until several years into—what he refers to as—his “office job” that he began to self-educate himself on materials, methods, and processes of art creation. During the last 2 years working in the corporate realm during the day, he’d amble off to a studio in a “seedy and undesirable” area of Philadelphia until the very early hours of the mornings and throughout weekends. Once his work had become recognized locally, and was offered a show at one of Philadelphia’s most respected galleries, he decided to quit the office, and allowed himself one and a half years to see if he could “make the art thing happen.” This season celebrates his 16th year as a professional artist. Brian is self-taught, and he continues to teach himself through experimentation with materials and direct observation of artwork in public and private collections.

This show at Coldwell Banker presents many styles by the artist, and serves as a mini-retrospective of his professional years of creating Art. Some of the artworks included will be works inspired by; street hustlers and the urban sale of flesh, hand-built wooden wall sculptures inspired by paint spattered clothing he purchased off the back of a city alley muralist, tranquil abstracts made with soft watercolor washes and molten beeswax, and festive and exuberant images of produce and retro styled price markings. Featured in the show will be his fresh “Supermarket Series” which was birthed while he lived in New York City over the last few years. His experience living there offered him a fascinating clash between the placid, rural upbringing of his youth in Pennsylvania, and the rough urbanity of the frenetic and gritty environment of the craziest city in the world. Petro decided to examine his view of still life through sensuality, darkness, and mirth of produce in the urban realm.

The artist will be present to answer any inquires.

Brian is represented by galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, and is collected internationally and some of his commissioned clients include Absolut Vodka, The Ritz Carlton Hotels, Saks Fifth Avenue, IBM, and The Library of Congress. The artist has been published in regional and national news magazines and newspapers, and he and his work have been featured on several television shows.

For a deeper presentation of his artwork and philosophies, please search “Brian Petro Artist” on YouTube to view a 12 minute documentary.

Light fare and beverages will be provided during the event.

Dance & Dessert


Dance & Dessert
The Alden Theatre
1234 Ingleside Ave.  McLean, VA  22101

Join Christopher as he facilitates Dance & Dessert, an opportunity to go in depth with three choreographers a they share works-in-progress.

The September Dance & Dessert Artist are:
Sarah Ewing
Daniel Zook
Christopher K. Morgan

Join them as they give audiences an insider view to the creation of dance.  Includes a facilitated discussion, dessert will also be provided.

It will take place at the ALDEN THEATRE on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This event is FREE!!!

The Alden Theatre
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101

Forbidden Paradise: Fall Edition Feat. DJ Jeff Prior


Donovan House
1155 14th St.  NW
Washington DC

Join us for Forbidden Paradise: Fall Edition.  Tunes will be provided by CTRL's DJ Jeff Prior and as always there will be amazing drink specials so get there early!

8pm-10pm
$5 Frozen Absolut Slushies (new flavor every week!)
$5 Absolut vodka
$5 Stella/Heineken/Blue Moon
$5 Jack's Hard Cider
$5 Pinot Gris & Merlot
$25 bottle of Champagne
$25 pitchers (frozen slushies or Absolut vodka + your choice of mixer)

10pm -1pm: Prices go up to $8 and $30 respectively!

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Maker's Mark + Trivia/Hand-dipping glasses on-site!



Breadsoda
2233 Wisconsin Ave.  NW
Washington DC

Maker's Mark
+
Trivia

Get a *Free Hand-Di[[ed Glass* (or perhaps another trinket that won't melt in 400-degree wax) when you purchase a Marker's Mark drink this Monday night!

In addition to the TRIVIA you know & love (or should get to know & love) our Maker's Mark guy will be hand-dipping glasses before your very eyes.  Come check it out!

Friday, September 14, 2012

MODA for MEN (High water/Rolled up)

Fashion mistake or Fashion forward??  you tell me, I have been seeing a lot of this in downtown, DC with fashion forward men looking all dapper, But it kind of reminds me of Steve Urkel from Family Matters, I dunno if I should laugh and gawk at it or pass it by and get a pair!!  I'm confused as well,  some of the images are rolled up pant leg and some are the high water pants coming into style!  

You tell me if you NAY or YAY?







I think we owe Michael Jackson a little bit of credit for starting this fad!!  




MODA for MEN (Fashion of past & present Fall 2012)

MODA for MEN 
Fashion for Fall 2012

The designers this year look like they are turning to yesteryear's with old school long trench coats and wools, ties under the sweater and the preppy look.  Very dapper indeed.  

Take a look over some images I found for your liking!  I took some old photos from great sports men of the past and put them in with fashion forward fall fashion for men in 2012.  When I saw the colors and jackets/coats it reminded me of these fellas.


Jack Dempsey (1920's fashion)

The four horsemen (1920's)

The four horse men (1920's)



Joe Louise (1920's)

Joe Louise (1920's)

Those images are from the 1920's and 30's
here is what is on fashion runways of 2012, look familiar?

Gap 2012 fall

Tommy Hilfiger (fall 2012)

Military colors and coats

J. Crew (Fall 2012)

H&M

H&M