Photo by PoPville flickr user pablo.raw

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 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 following streets will be closed from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm:

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

· Riggs Place, R Street, Corcoran Street, Q Street, and Church Street, NW (Eastbound and Westbound), between 16th Street NW and 18th Street NW


The race will start at 9:00 pm. The race will begin at 17th and R Street NW and travel southbound on 17th Street and disband prior to 17th and P Street NW.”


“October 19, 2016 | 6:30-8:30pm
American Society for Microbiology Headquarters, 1752 N Street NW, Washington DC
Cost: FREE
Space is limited, RSVP required.

Special Halloween edition of Microbes After Hours!

What happens to us after we die? A decomposing corpse becomes its own mini-ecosystem, hosting insects, scavengers and multitudes of microbes. Microbes from the environment, the corpse, as well as the insects and scavengers are blended together and work to recycle tissues back to their constituents. Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn (Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee) will discuss the fascinating process of human decomposition, and how scientists are using that information to inform forensic science, livestock mortality management and fossilization.

Can’t attend in person? We will also be live streaming on YouTube.”

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1800 Connecticut Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending this photo from this morning. Another reader also sent word that they heard the building was for sale. At this time, not clear what the plans are for Russia House but we’ll update as soon as more info is known. Anyone else hear anything?

Ed. Note: Russia House is the same group that owned the recently shuttered Alphonse on U Street.


1529 16th Street, NW

From an email:

“From October 5-9, the Washington Jewish Film Festival will be kicking off its first contemporary Israeli film series, Seret DC, as part of our year-round programs. Seret DC will consist of 8 films and 12 screenings showcasing top Israeli cinema from the past year.

Film Lineup:

One Week and a Day
Opening Night

Winner of the Gan Foundation Award at the 2016 Cannes Critics Week, and the Best Israeli Feature prize, Best Israeli debut, and Best Script at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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This rental is located at 1920 S Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“OPEN SATURDAY OCTOBER 1st 1-3pm ~ Sunny and bright front facing (overlooking Glen’s Market) unit at the Chateau Thierry. FREE Washer/Dryer on every floor. FREE WiFi. Elevator in building. Freshly updated/painted. Furnished including kitchen utensils. Great Dupont location! Walk to Subway, bars, groceries and restaurants galore! Available Immediately.”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,750/Mo.

1829 M Street, NW

Last week I shared some scuttlebutt about Amsterdam Falafel potentially coming to the House of Kabob space on M Street when they close in October. While nothing is in stone I am happy to say that Amsterdam Falafel confirms that they are looking at that space. They’d also be interested in your feedback for those that work, live in the neighborhood – if they do take over the space would you like to see them have daytime and nighttime hours?