Mid-City DC

06/04/2016 - 10:42am
“I think we might have a real horse race,” observed longtime government watchdog Dorothy Brizill, describing the at-large DC Council Democratic primary contest. On June 14 incumbent Vincent B. Orange will face challengers David Garber and Robert White. At first blush, some might think Brizill’s assessment incorrect. But a poll commissioned by Orange’s campaign and conducted by Lester & Associates found that only 48 percent of respondents supported the incumbent. That... >>more
09/23/2016 - 12:00am
National Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on the Ellipse in President’s Park on Dec. 1, 5 p.m. Free tickets for the 94th annual tree lighting ceremony presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are awarded through an online lottery, which opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 and closes at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. To enter the lottery, visit the nationaltree.org and click the TICKET LOTTERY link. Those without computer access may call 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-... >>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
09/17/2016 - 9:15am
Better Drinking in Shaw The Table 8 Blog on DC dining notes that “Shaw is the District’s darling right now” for food and drink. No offense to other trendy DC neighborhoods, “but Shaw is where it’s at…” Shaw’s preeminence as a sybaritic destination continued over the last month, with three new openings and a national honor to a fourth business. Probably one of the most anticipated events of the year was the reopening of The Passenger (1539 Seventh... >>more
09/17/2016 - 9:10am
The residents of Mount Vernon Triangle were treated on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to some tunes, some fun, and some delicious local food in the parking lot at the corner of Fifth and K streets NW. MVT’s National Night Out, a celebration of the neighborhood, featured local restaurants, face painting, a moon bounce, and even a police officer allowing local children to test his car’s siren and loudspeaker. The crowd was all smiles as Allison Carney, one of MVT’s “Tunes in the... >>more
09/15/2016 - 10:23am
On a warm sunny day at the Common Good City Farm, which is adjacent to Bloomingdale’s Le Droit Park, 30 paid attendees gathered to learn the ins and outs of canning crushed tomatoes. Common Good’s first annual Tomato-palooza happened on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the local farm. The attendees listened intently as their instructor for the day, Cathy Barrow – better known as Mrs. Wheelbarrow – took them through her six steps of canning tomatoes. After starting by blanching,... >>more
09/15/2016 - 9:10am
On the corner of North Capitol and Bates St. NW, a triumphant greeting of local musical icons, G-clefs and barber’s poles forms a mural on the north side of a local barbershop. Washington D.C, a city casually renowned for its heraldry of legendary musicians — Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Chuck “Go-Go” Brown, etc, — now has another mural that commemorate heroes of artistic expression. The barbershophas always been a refuge, air conditioned and free of external... >>more
09/13/2016 - 10:12am
Foundry The invisible line that separates water from the sky has inspired artists for centuries. For watercolorist Katherine Blakeslee, a fascination with the horizon began while growing up in Maryland. Blakeslee views the horizon line as magical, separating sky from sea, constantly interacting in complex and multifaceted ways with permutations as infinite as time itself. She has come to understand the interplay with sky and to see it as a continuous spectrum between the playful and the... >>more
09/13/2016 - 9:12am
For attendees of Nationals games and residents of the Yards Park neighborhood, Blue Jacket has been the local spot for craft beer and American food of choice for nearly three years. Located a few short blocks from Nationals Park, the brewpub features unique architecture that is nearly a century old. Since opening in October 2013, Blue Jacket’s popularity has exploded. A big factor has been its housemade, constantly rotating selection of craft beers developed by beer director Greg Engert.... >>more