Weekend Picks (From Weekly Emails)


Som Records is teaming up AGAIN with The Vinyl District, DC Soul Recordings and The Warehouse Next Door to host a record fair on Saturday, May 9th from 10am-4pm.
Details are on the poster (attached), but basically this is gonna be a FANTASTIC morning + afternoon of records, DJ’s, Booze (full bar!!), Food, CHUCK BROWN!!!, Autographed Daptone Records & Posters Raffles and more records. We’re getting 30 dealers from Connecticut, New York, Richmond and many points in between. And the best part is that it’s only 2 dollars to get in!!

DJ’s for the event:

Gavin Holland and the Nouveau Riche DJs (http://www.nouveaurichedc.com/)
Neville C. (http://www.somrecordsdc.com/)
Deep Sang (http://www.myspace.com/deejayholiday)
Stylus (http://www.vibeconductor.com/)
Lunch Money & Almighty Dollah (both of the group “Played Tomorrow”: (http://www.myspace.com/playedtomorrow)
Provoke (http://djprovoke.com/)
Eurok (http://www.djeurok.com/)
D-Mac (http://www.djdmac.com/)
Dan Amitai (http://www.amitai.net/)
Nitekrawler (http://www.dcsoulrecordings.com)


DC local Laura Tsaggaris is staging a CD Release Party to celebrate her latest album, “Keep Talking” on Saturday, May 9th at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Opening the show with short sets are other DC artists Meredith Bragg, Rana Mansour, and the David Stein band. Show starts at 9:30, doors at 8:30.

More after the jump

In honor of Mothers and Mother’s Day … the Red Derby and the Sunday Night Club, is hosting a Mother’s Day fundraiser for DASH.

Sunday, May 10th, 2009 … from 6-8pm
Red Derby
3718 14th Street, NW

DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing), is a local organization addressing the overwhelming lack of housing and social services for victims of domestic violence and their children in the District by providing safety and necessary resources. DASH helps women and children rebuild their lives on their own terms.

DASH would love to accept: (also, please see their wish list, it’s attached to this email)
cash donations (tax deductable),
toiletries (travel size, regular size, family size… )
household goods (ie, plates, dishes, bedding)

We’ll be having an auction, MC’d by Jerry Phillips, President of the Sunday Night Club, at 7pm. Fun stuff to bid on … with all proceeds going to DASH

DC United Rally

as DC United (most successful MLS team in history) is still left without a home for next season, the Barra Brava is hosting a march to gain support for keeping United in the DC area. Thought you might be interested.


“On May 9, 2009 everyone who cares about the future of our team needs to join our march from Lincoln Park to Robert F. Kennedy Stadium. The stadium will open its gates at 2:00 p.m. and shuttle buses will be available in Lot 8 to take marchers to the staging area at Lincoln Park. The buses will run from approximately 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A larger than normal tailgate will await us after the march in our tailgate area, United’s game will follow.

A marching permit has been obtained for a massed walk from Lincoln Park to Lot 8.

It’s time to start beating the drums.

Our goal is straightforward, to keep United in the Metro area.”

“The Nine” @ DC9 – May 10th

My name is Rene, I’m a local singer-songwriter here in DC, and just wanted to let you know that I’ll be a part of a pretty cool showcase that will be happening at DC9 on May 10th.

the NINE: a listening party featuring NINE songwriters; A rolodex of sounds, personalities, performances. Discover artists you love but have never heard before.

The event happens in two rounds – Each songwriter plays 2 songs in a random order picked the night of the show; and then the artists go around the cycle again. If you come late you’ll still get to hear everyone; if you have to leave early you’ll still get to hear everyone.

The nine’s myspace page is located here: http://www.myspace.com/wearethenine

Artists who will be featured:
Justin Trawick http://www.myspace.com/justintrawick
Rene Moffatt http://www.myspace.com/mynameisrene
Adrian Krygowski http://www.myspace.com/theadrianoutfit
Matthew Hemerlein http://www.myspace.com/dcbama
Nathan Robinson http://www.myspace.com/raiseuproofbeams
Maureen Andary http://www.myspace.com/maureenmusic
Oliva Mancini http://www.myspace.com/oliviaandthehousemates
Molly Hagen http://www.myspace.com/mollyhagenmusic
Stripmall Ballads http://www.myspace.com/stripmallballads

DC Rollergirls Championship

When: Saturday, May 9, 5 p.m. (Doors open at 4 p.m.)
Where: DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, D.C.
Stadium-Armory stop on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines.
Tickets: $12 for ages 12 and up
$10 with valid Military I.D.
$6 for children 6 to 11 and free for kids 5 and under
Advance sales now available at the RFK Stadium Box Office, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plan early and pay no fees!
Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com or at the door on bout day.

Park View-Yard Sale Benefit for Washington Central Parks

Neighbors in the Park View and Petworth areas are getting together to
host the Great Emancipation National Park Yard Sale on Saturday, May 9,
starting at 9 a.m. This is a fundraiser for the non-profit group
Washington Central Parks: http://www.thecentralparks.org/

As many of you know, Washington Central Parks has worked hard to
establish a “pearl necklace” of green space in north central D.C. for
hikers, bikers and nature lovers. These green pathways would link
spaces including Fort Totten National Park, the Armed Forces Retirement
Home and Lincoln’s Cottage, and McMillan Park and the reservoir. A
central part of the vision is the creation of Emancipation National
Park on a section of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, which was
previously designated for condos.

Here is what you can do:

l. Attend the Yard Sale! Several yards in the 3600 block of Park Place
Northwest in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the beautiful Soldiers Home
campus. This is the block between Princeton and Quebec Streets.) The
sale will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 9 and run through the