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Archive - 2014

December 16th

Depeche Art

December Shows at MidCity Galleries

As the fall fades into winter, Mid City buzzes with excitement for the winter holidays!  Light displays go up, the stores along 14th Street put up their best window displays and many of the galleries revel in the seasonal spirit with holiday offerings of their own.

Phil Hutinet is the publisher of East City Art, a publication dedicated to DC’s visual arts.  For more information visit

Let’s Get Physical

The Best of 2014
Photograph By
Jazelle Hunt

As we fire up some fresh wellness resolutions with an eye toward the future, now is a perfect time for a recap. Here is the top-five of Let’s Get Physical’s favorite experiences from 2014.

No. 5: Candlelight Yoga at VIDA Metropole

All I Want for Christmas


It’s that magic time of year, the one where my mother calls daily asking for gift ideas. “Seriously, I’ll take a couple of stocking stuffers,” she exclaims. I freely admit to being impossible. Anything I really want I’ve already bought for myself, and anything I haven’t picked up is too expensive to ask for.

Jonathan Bardzik is a cook, storyteller and author living in Washington, DC. Known for his weekly, live cooking demos at Eastern Market (Saturdays from March to November), Jonathan loves cooking fresh ingredients as much as seeking them out in DC’s growing restaurant scene. His first cookbook, Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease is available now (and would make a wonderful gift!). Grab a copy and find out what Jonathan is cooking or his Facebook page “Jonathan Bardzik.” Need some foodporn? Follow @JonathanBardzik on Twitter and Instagram.

December 15th


School Notes - November 2014

Amidon-Bowen Open House, Dec. 15

On December 15th, there will be a school Open House. Parents will have the opportunity to observe classes, meet teachers, tour the school, and ask any questions that might help them make this important decision about their child's schooling. Meet in the lobby at 9 a.m. - Bruce DarConte, Near Southeast Community Partners, Amidon-Bowen PTA- Director of Corporate Partnerships.

Somerset PCS Seeks to Stay in Ward 8

Located on Wheeler Road, Somerset Preparatory Academy Public Charter School opened during the fall of 2013. Boasting a school model that utilizes a “21st-century classroom,” the school scored a “rising school” rating from the DC CAS. However, when the school's one-year lease ended in September, the DC Government released the building, making it available for other organizations to obtain the lease.

Somerset Prep DC is located at 3301 Wheeler Road, SE Washington, DC 20032. To learn more, visit To sign the petition, visit 

Jazz Avenues

Tedd Baker at the Caverns among December highlights

Steve Monroe is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at or @jazzavenues.

Sheila Crider

East of the River Artist Spotlight

With a solo exhibition currently on view at Honfleur Gallery and the dedication of a major public art installation at Saint Elizabeth’s East Campus, the fall of 2014 marks a major milestone for artist Sheila Crider’s career.

Activating Spaces for Artists in Ward 7

Artists look to create hubs for art and cultural preservation

When residents in close proximity to the Benning Road and Minnesota Ave. corridor shop for sneakers, groceries and necessities at the East River Shopping Center, they are greeted by faces of iconic black figures from various walks of life. Sammy Davis, Jr., Billie Holiday, Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois and Mary McLeod Bethune are included among profiles in a 130’ x 56’ mural painted by Alex Mattison in 1990.