Mid-City DC

10/14/2016 - 11:05am
Charles Krause Fine Art In a group juried exhibition, “Artists United,” artists will have the opportunity to “express their political views and to vote (or abstain) with their art, assigning it to the candidate (or None of the Above) they believe is most likely to address or resolve the issue they’ve selected – and is therefore best qualified to be elected as our next president,” according to gallery director Charles Krause. With the exhibition's tagline... >>more
10/14/2016 - 10:12am
Eastern Market’s sports fans just got more space at their favorite neighborhood spot. The Ugly Mug, Eighth Street SE’s popular sports bar, opened its new rooftop bar this month. While the first floor bar is under renovation and set to reopen early spring, the football crowds will gather weekly at the upstairs location. The diverse artwork on the walls depicts local teams and players, but the bar also serves as a home for fans of the University of Southern California Trojans, the... >>more
10/14/2016 - 9:10am
In the final weeks of a steamy summer, one theater season breathed its last as another shows the first signs of life. Although the 2016-17 season and its creative teams and casts are still taking shape, initial season announcements provide a peek at a host of outstanding actors – famous and little-known – in intriguing roles. That’s the joy of DC theater: watching some of our country’s greatest stage actors inhabit new characters.  More casting of familiar actors... >>more
10/11/2016 - 10:10am
The Art All Night festival was held in Shaw for the fifth time on the night of September 24th. This year’s festival, which had the theme, Art All Night: Made in DC, emphasized the District’s new push to promote DC goods and services. In fact, almost all the artists in Shaw and in the other six neighborhoods where the festival was held this year were DC residents. The 38 venues in Shaw for Art All Night 2016 ranged from the Foundry Gallery at the north, all the way down to the... >>more
10/11/2016 - 9:12am
“I’ve been coming here for over a year now, but that trout ...” A regular sitting at the bar of The Pub and the People on a Friday evening, around 6 p.m., leans back in his bar stool and smiles contentedly, raving about one of several new additions to the bar’s food menu. New chef Ben Schramm, previously of the popular Chinatown restaurant Proof, has already made waves among the P&P regulars, and his new menu hasn’t even been fully introduced yet. The new menu... >>more
10/08/2016 - 11:12am
East Side residents now have three new and exciting retail destinations. On Friday, Sept. 23, Mayor Muriel Bowser, various representatives of Events DC, several advisory neighborhood commission members, and a crowd of locals gathered in front of DC’s newest deli, Smoked and Stacked. The event was held to celebrate the opening of the sandwich shop, as well as two other new businesses nearby, Composition ID, a high-tech fitness analysis company, and the Cuttin’ Up Barbershop. Smoked... >>more
10/08/2016 - 10:05am
Convention Center Celebrates New Shaw Businesses Events DC, the owner and manager of the District’s sports and convention facilities, held a ribbon cutting on Sept. 23 to celebrate the opening of three new retail businesses at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The celebrants were led by Mayor Muriel Bowser, who noted that “with every new small business, we are opening a door of opportunity for employment, growth and prosperity in the District.” She added, “It... >>more
10/08/2016 - 9:12am
An economic recovery is supposed to help more and more people the longer it lasts —  but that’s not happening in DC. Our economy has been rebounding since 2010, and income for the typical DC household has jumped a lot, following a nationwide trend. Yet this growth has not reduced poverty. Over 110,000 DC residents lived in poverty in 2015, according to new Census figures — that’s 18,500 more than in 2007. The District’s black residents are bearing the brunt of... >>more
09/17/2016 - 10:12am
From September 24 to October 2, the Pleasant Plains Workshop is conducting a series of cultural events in Shaw. Called “What’s Going On: Voices of Shaw,” the series will try to reveal and celebrate the variety of cultures and traditions found within the historic neighborhood. The first step in the project took place on August 27, when over 70 Shaw residents, property owners and businesspeople gathered together in front of the Wonder Bread Factory to take a community photo. The... >>more