04/16/14 4:50pm

A Piece of Who I Am – Mathew Curran from Napoleon Wright II on Vimeo.

From a press release:

WHAT: Renowned LA-based artist Mathew Curran opens “SHRED” a solo exhibition on April 19th at Hierarchy, a special exhibition venue and project from Washington, DC based artist group No Kings Collective in partnership with Napoleon Bistro. Through his work, Curran brings stencil to life, creating unique large-scale murals in a process where he cuts away, shredding his chosen medium to get to the root of his art. As spaces become more urbanized with new homes and longer streets, wildlife and nature have receded. In “SHRED,” Matt Curran imagines the natural world pushing back into the city, back against the new homes, larger buildings, longer streets. He envisions birds soaring above factories, flowers breaking through the cracks of an old brick wall, fish making their way back through water systems. Curran captures the struggle for the historically natural to find its place in an unnatural landscape through his unique stencil work. “SHRED” will be on exhibit at Hierarchy through May 11th, 2014.

Designed as an ever-evolving, chameleon exhibition space, Hierarchy opened in February 2014 and is located at 1841 Columbia Road. Hierarchy features monthly artist exhibitions and weekly cultural programming and serves as the latest incarnation of a long standing creative relationship between the artist collective and the Popal family which began in 2012 with the pop-up art project, The Water Street Project, now Malmaison.

WHEN: “SHRED” grand opening Saturday, April 19th 7:00 pm to midnight
Gallery hours: Saturday and Sundays noon to 5pm

WHERE: Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Road, NW Washington, DC 20009

04/16/14 4:25pm

nadeau_georgetown
1065 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Ed. Note: This space is the former Ralph Lauren’s Rugby and Cafe which closed in Feb. 2013.

From an email:

Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul, an importer of stylish handmade furnishings, is excited to announce that we are relocating to a new larger space situated much closer to the city in the heart of Georgetown, DC at 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The new store will showcase more of our unique furniture in the huge 7,000-square-foot space. With a rotating stock of over 6,000 items, we offer a wide selection of hardwood furniture pieces that have been hand-painted, carved and stained by local craftsmen in India and Indonesia. Nadeau’s unique looks have kept loyal customers coming back to our Alexandria store for the past 2 years and our 21 other retail locations for over 20 years. Once to-the-trade only Nadeau opened to the public–offering its low wholesale prices to everyone. We are very excited to offer more hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind furniture items to the thriving and exciting city of Georgetown!

WHO: Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul
WHAT: Grand Opening Celebration
WHERE: 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20007
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am to 8pm

Stop by and browse our unique furniture and meet the store manager, Vecente Murray. Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you at the new space soon.”

04/16/14 3:25pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible.

Solo in Tie

“This ‘cool cat’ hailed from the alley in Edgewood where we used to live and has moved with us to Bloomingdale this year – so he is attired appropriately. He enjoys barking at the neighborhood’s many dogs.”

dog

“Molly soaking in the sun and view of 11th and H Street, NE.”

cat

“Sydney doing her best blue steel (Dupont circle)”

04/16/14 3:15pm

code_for_progress

From an email:

“What do a 51 year old grandmother of five from Anacostia, a local DJ, an entrepreneur and a DC transplant from Sierra Leone have in common? They’re all learning to code in the name of improving the lives of people in and out of The District.

Meet Jason, Terri, Cassidy and Selina — the 2014 Code for Progress fellows. These four Washingtonians are about to make some major changes to historically underserved communities here in town.

Terri Acker has been on the board of Bread for the City for years, and you can’t go anywhere in Anacostia and find someone who doesn’t know her. She’s a 51 year old mother of five and a grandmother of seven who has lived in public housing her entire life. After witnessing people in her community slowly being pushed out of their neighborhoods do to rapid gentrification, she decided to make a change. Terri will be using her 17 week fellowship to learn how to code an app that will make it easier for Washingtonian’s to access low-income housing in their areas.

Selina Musuta DJs all over town. She has been working in social justice issues for years, mostly in the broadcast industry. She even incorporates her sound recordings into her DJ sets! Selina is taking her knack for technology to Code for Progress where she seeks to learn how to code an app that will connect SNAP beneficiaries in DC to stores near them using GPS. Even better—each location on the map will have a “healthiness rating”.

Cassidy Henderson was born in Sierra Leone, but now lives in Washington DC. She is a transgender woman who is hoping to improve the lives of other LGBT people in the US by connecting them with safe spaces and social services through the app she creates.

Jason Towns has been involved in policy and social entrepreneurship in the District for a long time. He will be using his Code for Progress fellowship to teach DC underprivileged youth how to use technology and code to create opportunity for themselves.

Pretty cool, right? Check out more about what they’re doing at codeforprogress.org.”

Pretty cool indeed!

04/16/14 3:00pm

435_q_st_nw

This rental is located at 435 Q Street, NW. The listing says:

“Minutes to downtown – Renovated two story colonial home with two master bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. Master bedroom has fireplace, built-in shelves, skylight, full bath and walk-in closet. Open floor plan with fireplace on first floor. Formal dining room w/eat-in kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Hardwood floors throughout. Patio & roll up garage w/space for 2 cars.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,100/Mo.

Ed. Note: It’s interesting to note that in 2012 it was going for $2,400/Mo.

04/16/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Hopadidl

Notice to vacate a lease after initial term as a co-signer:

“I’m cosigned on a lease and after the initial term ended we are on month to month. I told my roommate 2 months ago that I was moving so he needed to find someone to take over the lease. He has made absolutely no progress in finding a new roommate so I am starting to worry. The lease says: …The lease automatically extends beyond the Initial Term on a month to month basis unless a party gives a termination notice as described under section 5. I would interpret “a party” to mean that I can give notice myself, and the month to month agreement would be over in 30 days, and we would have to vacate the apartment. The leasing office has continuously told me that I need my roommates signature to give the notice. This seems weird to me because what if my roommate refuses to sign the notice FOREVER?!? Not saying this would happen, I just need to know my rights because I feel that I’m being misinformed, trapped and need to find a way out. I should also mention there is a clause in the lease that I am jointly and severally liable for all obligations of the lease.”

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