Friday, May 31, 2013

DC Door's

Mini Golf Exhibition

This summer, the National Building Museum brings back its popular indoor Mini Golf exhibition. The expanded attraction features two nine-hole courses, with all new holes designed and built by leading Washington-area architects, landscape architects, and contractors. The courses explore the architects’ and designers’ ideas for “Building the Future,” with twists and turns sure to challenge golfers young and old.

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(Judiciary Square Metro, Red Line)

Memorial Day (May 27, 2013) to Labor Day (September 2, 2013) during Museum hours. The Museum will also feature six “Mini Golf Late Night” evenings throughout the summer during which Mini Golf will remain open until 9 pm: June 6, June 27, July 11, July 24, August 8, and August 22.


Friends of Screen on the Green, along with HBO and Comcast, are proud to announce Screen on the Green’s summer line up. This year’s film festival kicks off on Monday, July 22 with a showing of the 1982 classic sci-fi movie “E.T.”
The free outdoor event will continue with screenings on Monday evenings at sunset through August 12 with movies shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ screen between 7th and 12th Streets on the National Mall.
“This year’s lineup is one of the best we’ve ever seen – it is a true celebration of modern American cinema,” said Jesse B Rauch, President and founder of Friends of Screen on the Green. “We are extremely grateful HBO, Comcast, and the entire DC community for their continued enthusiasm and support, and look forward to being able to enjoy these classic films for many years to come.”
The lineup for Screen on the Green 2013 is:
July 22 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
July 29 – Norma Rae
August 5 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
August 12 – Tootsie

Working with HBO and Comcast, “Friends of Screen on the Green” is devoted to promoting and preserving Screen on the Green and other outdoor movie festivals in the Washington, DC Metro area.
Screen on the Green is a remarkable free summer movie series that provides a tribute to classic films. Each screening attracts approximately 15,000 Washingtonians and tourists, making this one of the largest community events in the District of Columbia.

Rendering of new DC Yards shops

The new Vida and Sweetgreen which will be opening in mid-2014.  check out DCyards 
Navy Yard at 4th and Tingey SE,

Thursday, May 30, 2013

DC Fire Box's

International Dining in DC: DGS Delicatessen

DGS Delicatessen
1317 Connecticut Ave.  NW
Washington DC

DGS Delicatessen features modern Jewish cookery in Dupont Circle.
Chef Barry Koslow takes inspiration from the classic delicatessen, while pushing the cuisine in a new and exciting direction. DGS offers 8 day house cured meats, duck fat matzo balls, hot smoked salmon with horseradish crema and chicken schnitzel with shallot caper relish.
DGS believes that delicatessen, German for good eats, comes from the soul of the old World Jewish kitchen. In that spirit, DGS brines, cures, smokes and pickles everything served on premises. We source our ingredients from responsible farms that look after the welfare of the animals and the land.

Beverage Director Brian Zipin has crafted a beer, wine and cocktail menu amplifying the bold flavors of the delicatessen. Imbibe at the 10 seat bar in the back of the restaurant.
The delicatessen was born in Eastern Europe. It traveled with the wave of Jewish immigrants to America where the cooks of our grandparent’s generation set up the smokehouses, appetizing stores and food carts that guide our vision today. These scrappy urban pioneers inspired our name. DGS is a nod to the mom-and-pop District Grocery Stores that lined street corners in DC at the turn of twentieth century.
DGS Delicatessen is owned by 3rd generation Washingtonians and cousins Nick and David Wiseman.

The menu, short but SWEET

Corned beef sandwich

I tried the Rueben, Can't go wrong with getting one of these are a jewish deli!  Very good and a Kosher pickle to go with it!!  YUM

The down side is I have been here 3 times and those three times I have come they are closed and getting ready for dinner which closes for about 4 hours or so!  Never heard of that. Close the door and lock them.  

The service was fast and helpful  I give DGS three out of five stars!  ***

The Keegan Theatre modernization

The New Keegan Theatre is on the way!  Thanks to generous donations, we are halfway to our $4 million dollar goal to fully modernize the Church Street Theater.
Together, we need to raise the rest.
The new Keegan Theatre will give us the facility we need to best serve our audiences, our neighborhood, and the artists who create our shows. The renovations will:
  • Open up the lobby with outdoor glass vestibule and three-story contemporary design, while retaining the unique and historic external beauty of the existing building
  • Add modern new restrooms – on main lobby and upper mezzanine levels!
  • Make the theater ADA-accessible
  • Install more comfortable seats in a pleasing configuration with added legroom
  • Upgrade lighting, sound, rigging and temperature-control systems
  • Expand the space behind the stage to better accommodate production development and staging
  • Fully excavate an additional basement level
  • Provide classroom and rehearsal space
The New Keegan Theatre will give us the facility we need to best serve our audiences, our neighborhood, and the artists who create our shows. But a big challenge remains.

May MODA for MEN Fashion Icon: Brad Goreski

The 202 has picked Brad Goreski as May's Fashion Icon.  Brad is a Celebrity Fashion stylist and TV personality.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


DC Doors

Embassies: Turkey

The Turkish Embassy located along Mass Ave is a large complex.

DC Street Art

DC Murals

I found this gem in the lobby of a building downtown!

Old Spanish Embassy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Alma Tropicalia

2001 14th St.  NW
Washington DC

Alma Tropicália is the only band this side of Rio reimagining the psych-samba sounds of 60’s tropicália music from Brazil, a mind-bending mix of soulful funk grooves, day-glo psychedelia, and political ferocity that has quickly earned the young group ecstatic reviews and packed performances across the region. The band's daring lineup combines a masterful Brazilian vocalist with the unhinged energy of a punk-bred backing band, playing a mix of classic Brazilian psychedelic covers and originals.

Batalá Washington, an all-women Afro-Brazillian percussion band, empowers women through drumming & promotes Bahia's dynamic music & culture. Batalá's music, colorful costumes & energetic dancing, create a visual & auditory experience few forget!

Since 2003, D.C.-based music collective Fort Knox Five has been churning out their funk-infused global grooves. Their music has appeared in everything from video games to Academy Award-winning films As DJs, they know how to rock a party with infectious grooves that effortlessly move from funk, reggae, and hip-hop to prime time beats & breaks.

$10 Cover at Door. 21+. 8pm-10pm.

Burlesque Du Masque Thursdays

We like the idea of being whoever we want to be. Having SAX and hiding have never been so sexy; who can resist the art of the tease? Join us every Thursday for great cocktails, burlesque, and other alluring cabaret performances and music sounds by DJ Bazza. Provoke your senses.

Masks will be provided or you can bring your own.

♫ Music ♫
European and Top40 House Beats
Bazza & Cyrus Reel (DJ & Cello live set)

☗ Admission: Everyone 21+ ☗


BAL MAQSUE @ DINNER - 6pm to 10pm
SIP: Complimentary cocktail toast to start your evening
SAVOUR: $35 3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
WATCH: The best from the SAX performers

TABLES: Book your tables here, with no minimum to spend!
FOOD: Served until midnight
BOTTLES: Ask for special bottle packages (Starting at $250)

For table reservation or more info:
☎ 571-249-EURO or 703-869-0929 ☎

Tuesday, May 21, 2013



Friday, May 17, 2013

Bike to work Day 2013

On Friday May 17, 2013 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invites you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 70 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle!! Sorry, we have reached 12,000 registrations and can no longer guarantee T-shirts going forward. Check with your pit stop event on Bike to Work Day for possible extra shirts.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Brian Petro's Open Studio!

Swing by and visit me first in my studio in the 'hood where I and 30 other Mid City Artists have their studios open to the public for the weekend. Secure a map at my place, then head out to my cohort's studios. There will be a sandwich board in front of Vastu announcing access to my studio off the lower showroom of Vastu, 1829 14th Street, NW.... Open Sat Noon-6:37, Sun Noon - 4:43. ;-)

Walk from one studio to another within this vibrant downtown (all within 2 square miles) or grab a pedicab or bikeshare to get around. This bi-annual event, now in its 10th year, offers visitors a rare glimpse into the artists' working space with unique locations ranging from offices, retail, carriage houses, spare bedrooms, apartments to basements. The participating artists represent a great diversity of work, including drawings, sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media.

See to download a map before you venture out if you choose.

Hang out with friends, circulate through the neighborhood, check out the art, eat, drink and be merry . . . purchase some art for yourself and as gifts. Be inspired! Buy local.

Plan your visits in advance by flipping through the artists' pages online to see what you like, who is participating, and when. Not all artists are open both days. Download the map to guide you along or check our website closer to the event to get a free smartphone app that you can use on your tour. We will also have more information on special meetup tours led by local art luminaries.

Carl Cox & Danny Tenaglia

Carl Cox & Danny Tenaglia - Glow at Echostage

Tickets on Sale Wednesday at 10AM!

Reserved Parking:

18+, No Dress Code

Two of dance music’s biggest legends are performing together at the most properest, warehouse-esque venue on the American east coast. The techno revolution has long been coming and it’s time for the masses to experience what many have already felt for years. Oh yes, oh yes. The Revolution Recruits have left Ibiza and they’re headed for Washington, DC. Glow @ Echostage. May 17th. Prepare yourselves.

2135 Queens Chapel Road NE DC


Day 3 of FORWARD kicks off our DIY warehouse space.

Prepare yourself for an audio, visual, spectacular affair complete with top notch sound - lighting and interactive installations.

Nicky Siano
The Gallery, Studio 54

OM Unit
Civil Music, Cosmic Bridge, Exit, All City

Archie Pelago (Live)
Mister Saturday Night, Car Crash Set, Well Rounded Individuals, End Fence

Zuzuka Poderosa w/ Burt Fox (Live)
>>Rio De Janeiro, Brooklyn>>
Carioca Bass, Riot Control

Sam 'The Man' Burns
Deep Sessions Crew
Vanniety Kills
Metaphysical b2b Baronhawk

Free for all FORWARD pass holders


Comedy Prom under the sea w/music guest Lauren Ruth Ward

1402 Meridian Place.  NW
Washington DC

Friday May 17, 2013

Its prom season and we are feeling so romantic that our 4th installment of this comedy monthly at The Dunes is a comedy prom Under the Sea! W/ musical guest:

Lauren Ruth Ward

W/ hosts Andrew Bucket and Jenn Tisdale

Matty Litwack
Dana Bell
Russ Green
Nik Oldershaw
Bill Metzger
Amanda Nogic

Doors: 7pm
Happy hour: 7-8
Act I: 8pm
Intermission: 9pm
Act II: 920pm
Music: 10pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Art installation

I found this little guy walking down Embassy Row on Massachusetts Ave. 

Can you see the little guy hanging on the side of the building!?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Harlem Shake it/ Happy hour to benefit DCAC

Buffalo Billards
1841 Columbia Rd.  NW
Washington DC

Wednesday 6pm

The Harlem Shake has taken the world by storm and DC Arts Center (DCAC) is jumping on this viral trend. DCAC announced that it is hosting its first ever Harlem Shake It Happy Hour on May 15 from 6 to 8 pm at Bedrock Billiards. It is taking full advantage of the cultural phenomenon in order to raise funds for the organization. The Harlem Shake It Happy Hour is an unrestricted celebration of cyberspace and bizarre world-wide trends; it’s a guaranteed evening of endless fun, bountiful entertainment, and huge laughs. Cost is $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit DCAC.

Instead of hosting an ordinary Happy Hour, DCAC has created a collaborative event that requires attendees to take part in the popular internet meme by uncontrollably gyrating in front of a live video camera. The fun and funky Bedrock Billiards is housing this Happy Hour featuring special drinks at discounted prices exclusively for event goers. Along with the performance of the infamous dance, the Happy Hour will also include $25 reduced memberships and exciting door prizes.

Be prepared to become an internet sensation because it wouldn’t be a true Harlem Shake without a video. DCAC members, staff, and event attendees are expected to break out into convulsive dance moves to electronic music in front of a live video camera. The fun doesn’t stop after Happy Hour; look to the DCAC’s website to for a recording of the performance. DCAC supporters will go down in pop culture history as they join the collection of viral videos.

The Harlem Shake Happy Hour is open to anyone over the age of 21. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume and bring in props in order to create the most outlandish Harlem Shake.

DC Arts Center is one of the oldest grass roots arts organizations in DC and has been serving emerging artists for nearly 25 years. It is a hot bed of cultural activity, naming Adams Morgan as one of America’s Top ArtPlaces for 2013 and one of the three must see neighborhoods in DC on Fox News. The funds raised from Harlem Shake It Happy Hour will go to support DCAC’s artists programs, Curatorial Initiative and Sparkplug, as well as its annual exhibition Wall Mountables. This one of a kind fundraiser will ensure DCAC’s operation and will provide continual support to local artists.

The Ever Changing Metropolis : DC Then, Now, and Tomorrow

The District of Columbia as a city means different things to different people. To some, it's home and always has been. To others, it's just a brief stop-over on a journey of public service. But regardless of which DC you belong to, the city is always changing. 

Once sought out neighborhoods are losing their cool, while those that have struggled in recent years are emerging as tomorrow's hot spots. 

Join Georgetown Professor Brian McCabe and ANC Commissioner Marc Morgan as we explore DC's past, try to tackle some of the concerns of the present, and speculate on where we might be going in the future.

Tickets: $9 Advance, $13 At-the-Door
BUY AT:!the-ever-changing-metropolis/c1wnz


Sasha Lord Presents at Black Whiskey 
Monday, May 13th - Cosmonauts, Hollywood, and Thee Lolitas w/ DJ Roary Lion (of Mousetrap)
$10 9pm & ALL AGES 

Cosmonauts (Cali, Burger Records)
"Drone pop melodies, with a clingy lazer fuzz backbone"

Hollywood (Baltimore)
"Baltimores love child rock, not from Hollywood"

Thee Lolitas
DC dudes 

DJ Roary Lion (of Mousetrap)

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Life is short, eat dessert first.

With DJ Chord


9-10PM Happy hour and cupcakes

DJ Chord has been called "one of D.C.'s most popular, and increasingly prominent, DJs" by Metroweekly. IN 2010 he was awarded the title of "Best DJ" by the Washington Blade and is now in regular rotation at some of DC's hottest clubs and parties including Town Danceboutique and La Boum Brunch. His eclectic spinning style spans many different genres from hip hop to pop to EDM. The ultimate goal, he says, is connecting with people.

Guil-Tea Dance party

GUILTEA is back for its third year. Join DJ Shea Van Horn this Sunday, May 12 on Nellie's Roof Top for Sunday Funday from 4-8 PM. 

Sunday May 12
4:00 - 8:00 PM
Nellie's Roof Deck

FLOW 2.0

FREE.... FREE... FREE.. park jam at BRIDGE SPOT before it closes on June 1, 2013 for construction for 2 YEARS!!

Curated by: Alliance Francaise, Urban Artistry, 88, Albus Cavus and the American Parkour Team of DC

DJ's provided by @FORWARD
Dancers provided by @SoulSocietyFest
Art provided by @AlbusCavus
Parkour provided by @PrimalFitness


Set Times:
Earth1ne: 12 - 2pm
Backpack Jax: 2 - 2:30
Mate Masie: 2:30 - 3:30
Jett Chandon: 3:30 - 4:30
Jahsonic and Underdog: 4:30 - 6
John Bowen: 6 - 8pm

International Dining in DC: Logan Tavern (Brunch)

1423 P St.  NW
Washington DC

First ones in the place the staff was still having a meeting!  Doors were open and people were starting to come in!  First thing is keep the doors locked if your still in a meeting, and don't keep us waiting and wondering what's going on!  As soon as we walked in we should have been seated not wait 10 minutes while you finish the staff meeting!  Customers come first!

After the meeting finished up we were seated and service was picking up and more people walking in!  slow at first but he made up with a free coffee!  So pictures below of what we ordered!

"Best" French Toast w. carmel pecan sauce and bacon

Chorizo & Avocado Omelet

I usually come here for dinner or lunch, but I wasn't impressed with the brunch!  I will keep coming back for dinner!