“The party tomorrow kicks off at 1 pm and is a joint event between Magnus and Atlas Brew Works and only cost $13! Your ticket then gets you a pint at Atlas and a cocktail at Magnus – a great deal. 2052 West Virginia Ave, NE”



“No costume, no entry, still the best costumes-only party in DC since 2007.
$15 general admission.
$65 top shelf open bar- anybody got a better price than that?
Awesome DJ’s all night: Keenan, Joe L., Juan Zapata, Jackson Ryland, Jus Nowhere, Jandro, Jeff Hancock

Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club this Saturday, tickets here. 1103 Bladensburg Rd, NE”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

Get there early!!

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the Annual High Heel Race will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The roadway will be closed from 6:30 pm until 11:00 pm.

The streets closed to traffic will be as follows:

– 17th Street NW between Riggs Place NW to P Street NW – Southbound

– Riggs Place, R Street, Corcoran Street, Q Street, and Church Street will be closed between 16th Street NW to 18th Street NW – Eastbound & Westbound

The race start time will be 9:00 pm at which time the roadways mentioned below will be closed to traffic.


Race will begin at 17th and R Street NW and travel south on 17th Street and disband prior to 17th and P Street NW.”


The first annual Adams Morgan Apple Festival is happening tomorrow from 10:30-1 at the Adams Morgan Farmer’s market at 18th and Columbia. An heirloom apple tasting kicks it off, then a good old fashioned apple pie contest happens at noon with local foodies (Tim Carman from Washington Post, Andy Shallal, owner, Busboys and Poets, Constantine Stavropoulos of Tryst/Diner/Coupe) judging. There will also be a People’s Choice Award, so if you want to sample some of the best pies and cast your ballot, come early. Work off the apple pie overload by strolling the streets of Adams Morgan listening to 30+ performers sharing their talents from the front porches of homes in the neighborhood. Grab a map at PorchFest headquarters across the street at the BB&T plaza first, or just follow your ears. PorchFest begins at 2 and ends at 6.”


“Rock Creek Social Club will host its last Grilled Cheese Social of the season at Marvin this Saturday, October 24. DJs Dan Biltmore and DJ Face making music. The gourmet grilled cheese menu only offered during Grilled Cheese Socials will feature the best selling sandwiches of this season including The Pit (Mac n’ cheese, pulled BBQ chicken), Boom Boom (Jerk chicken, fried plantain, pineapple relish, mozzarella) and Wise Guy (Beef meatballs, spicy tomato sauce, mozzarella, provolone). Grilled Cheese Social takes places from 1-8pm and is free and open to the public, though guests are asked to RSVP to [email protected]

More after the jump. (more…)

1529 16th Street, NW

From a press release:

“From October 18-28, 2015, the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will explore themes of identity, family and community, from Israel to Eastern Europe to the United States, and around the world. This year’s readings, discussions and film screenings include a look at an important chapter of baseball history, the long tradition of Jewish lawyers and one woman’s quest to recover property that her family lost in the Holocaust. The Festival will include prominent names such as Etgar Keret, Alan Dershowitz, Shalom Auslander, Jami Attenberg, Michael Pollan, Dina Gold and many others. With programming for all ages, the Festival will also include two exciting events for families with young children. (more…)

TPSF pic
Photo courtesy Takoma Park Street Festival


Takoma Park Street Festival is Canceled

After much deliberation and with the safety of our vendors and visitors our highest concern, we have decided to cancel the Takoma Park Street Festival this Sunday, October 4th, 2015 due to conditions related to Hurricane Joaquin. Winds, ground saturation and street conditions were considered in coordination with City of Takoma Park officials when making this decision. We appreciate your understanding due to these extenuating circumstances and looking forward to seeing you next year. Save the date: Sunday, October 2, 2016.” (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

Ed. Note: I’m told “if Joaquin wakes up swinging Saturday morning, there is a possibility that the event may be postponed, so folks should check VegFest Facebook or Twitter for updates before heading out the door.”

From a press release:

“On Saturday October 3 from 11am­-6pm, more than 15,000 Washingtonians and visitors will celebrate the best of all things vegan and vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital. This year’s DC VegFest promises to be the biggest and best yet with more food vendors, a larger Barking Lot for dogs, a bigger Kid’s Area with a moon bounce, and inspiring, informative speakers including Gene Baur, from Farm Sanctuary, the award­ winning chefs from Vedge restaurant, and vegan ultra athlete Rich Roll. The highly anticipated emcee is the ​award­winning television journalist and bestselling author J​ane Velez­Mitchell.

“This year’s DC VegFest will be an action ­packed plant­ based celebration with even more delicious food vendors, free samples, dynamic speakers, an interactive kids’ area, live music and more,” says Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “Bring the whole family ­­ including your furry four ­legged friends ­­ for a fun and festive day!”

During this day­long celebration, more than 125 exhibitors, partners, and sponsors will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources to help Washingtonians discover the joys and benefits of plant­based eating ­­ for our health, the planet and animals.
VegFest will take place at Yards Park, corner of N & 1st Sts SE, Washington, DC.

VegFest attendees will have the opportunity to: (more…)

meridian pint

From an email:

“Families and revelers of all ages welcome – clap along to live German folk music, engage in carnival games and explore delicious food options. Big kids welcome to imbibe in more spirited tradition!

In partnership with Meridian Pint, the community nonprofit known as the Columbia Heights Initiative, will host the semi-annual Oktoberfest block party on Saturday, October 3 from 11am-6pm. Located on 11th street between Park and Monroe, this free event welcomes all ages to join the festivities!

An Oompa Loompa band will showcase the sounds of Bavaria as visitors explore culinary delights brought to you by neighboring restaurants. The Meridian Pint Biergarten, open only to those 21+ will ensure that the most recognized of Oktoberfest traditions is honored, offering a variety of beers in a tented area spanning nearly half a block! A portion of the proceeds from the biergarten will benefit the Columbia Heights Initiative. Dirndls and Liederhosen are not required, but are encouraged!

General admission is free, though guests are requested to bring nonperishable canned goods to the Columbia Heights Initiative welcome table as a community food drive donation. Thanks to the generosity of annual sponsors, the Columbia Heights Initiative is able to create these unique opportunities for residents and businesses to get to know one another, celebrate diversity, have fun, and enrich the quality of life in our community.

This Oktoberfest is rain or shine.”

Please Note: The following streets will be closed from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm.

* 11th Street, NW between Park Road, NW and Monroe Street, NW