One of the many many things that make Red Derby one of the best bars in DC year after year after year:
“Sunday August 9th Red Derby in collaboration with #Tecate is throwing a Tiki Party to raise $$$ to outfit the kids at DASH (district alliance for safe housing) with SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the upcoming year.
3pm until the party stops. HULA HOOP, LIMBO and HAWAIIAN SHIRT CONTESTS w/ prizes!!! All proceeds from Tecate and Tiki Punch sales will go directly to the kids at dash!!! Stay tuned for contest schedule and judging criteria. Mark your calendars now!!!”
“Our friend, nightlife guy, and one of the co-owners of Costa Brava in Bloomingdale Doug Brown passed away over the weekend. On Saturday from 5pm – 10pm and on Sunday from 12pm – 5pm Costa Brava in Bloomingdale is doing a memorial for him and donating all the proceeds to the Brown Family. I think there’s a lot of people that liked him and would want to stop by.”
I am writing on behalf of a friend, a woman who spent four years in prison for a non-violent offense and has been tirelessly working to get her life on track and to stand up for other female returning citizens. Time and again she has had doors shut in face, she has been abused by organizations that are supposed to help her and she has struggled to find real support. Within the past few months she has been dealing with a mental heath housing organization, which is now evicting her with no where to go. She is trying to raise money for rent, so that she can safely address her own trauma and start an organization to speak out for others. She started a YouCaring page – and has a blog. Her blog is beautifully written and details the day-to-day struggles of reentry, and the impact of trauma throughout that process.
This is an opportunity to support one person who I believe will have a broader impact on the community of female returning citizens. She is living proof of the housing crisis in DC that we rant about, the failing mental systems and the challenges of reentering society after a period of incarceration.
We were able to fund a cat cafe in hours – can we show the same interest in helping a member of our own community find housing?”
“Come to Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1508 14th Street, NW (14th & P Street) on Tuesday June 2, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00PM. If you mention that you are there to support Garrison, present this flyer, or show the flyer on your smartphone or tablet, 50% of the proceeds from your sale go to Garrison Elementary.
Garrison families, teachers, and supporters will be there from 5:00-7:00PM. Come join us! You can spot us because we’ll be wearing our Garrison spirit t-shirts. The first 75 people who come to support Garrison will receive one 24-hour Capital Bikeshare pass.”
“I wanted to let you know about a fundraiser that Art and Soul is hosting in partnership with the Willard InterContinental.
On Friday, May 15th we’re putting together a Nepalese family-style dinner at Mess Hall in Brookland, with 100% of the proceeds going to Nepal earthquake relief efforts.
In the kitchen, Executive Chef Douglas Alexander and Line Cook Shiva Nepal of Art and Soul will be reunited with Chef Arjun Ranabhat of the Willard, also Art and Soul’s former sous chef. Serving your dinner we’ll have Art and Soul servers KC Kiran and Hari Iama. All four men — Arjun, Shiva, KC and Hari — are from Nepal, and all four have family in the country.
The first seating runs from 6-8pm and the second seating goes from 8:30-10:30pm. $50 per person including tax. Any cash tips or donations made at the event will also be donated to Nepal Rising, for relief, rebuilding and resilience.
The ticket does not include alcohol, which can be purchased a la carte at the dinner.
Very sad… At the Panera in Columbia Heights when you enter, there’s an RIP picture posted of Quanika LaBoard, one of their employees. People have been double takes as they come in. She was one of the most well-known and energetic employees they had, so it’s been a real shock to everyone. Her passing was sudden, tragic, and completely unexpected; she’s left behind 3 young children, and unfortunately, no immediate family.
Panera is helping out, and I wanted to let everyone know that the family has also started a fundraiser to help with her homegoing service.”
“We can’t tell you how touched we are by the outpouring of love and concern for the Quarry House and its staff. We know very little right now about the extent of the damage and when we will be able to reopen. For the time being, we are closed. We hope it’s just a short time, but we will keep you up to date as soon as we know anything more. Much love from the Quarry House family.”
“In answer to the many inquiries, no one was hurt, which is all that really matters. The place is still there, folks, and we will definitely reopen. More news as soon as we have some. Thank you again– we love you all.”