Can’t believe it’s been a year already for Petworth Citizen!
From an email:
“Friday: Beer & Books – Bring a book for the Reading Room and get a draft beer for free! (Limit one freebie per customer.)”
1781 Florida Ave, NW
From an email:
“We wanted to invite you and your readers to help us celebrate Pleasant Pops’ Second Anniversary this Sunday, September 28th at our store (1781 Florida Ave., NW) from 2pm – 5pm. There will be live music, arts’n’crafts for kids, special limited edition Pops merchandise, an exciting raffle, FREE Birthday Pops and much more!“
This rental is located at 1856 Kalorama Road, Northwest. The listing says:
“Renovated 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1000SF apartment, encompassing the entire 1st floor of a boutique building in the heart of Adams Morgan. It Features: high ceiling, hardwood floors, a modern, fully equipped kitchen w/ ceramic tiles, newly renovated master bathroom, a 200SF deck bathed in southern sunlight, washer and dryer, central HVAC, front and back entrance. Available parking space ($195)”
I am aware that residents of busy neighborhoods such as Adams Morgan often “reserve” parking spaces using trash cans or lawn chairs. In those situations I tend to just play along and keep driving. However, today I encountered a situation that took this ploy too far: instead of using a chair, someone used a 10-year-old child.
I was searching for parking in Adams Morgan this afternoon, but spaces were scarce due to the street festival. Finally, I saw an empty space on a crowded side road and happily pulled up next to it. I then saw two (approximately) ten-year-old kids standing in the street near the curb. One moved immediately, but the other did not. When I asked him to move, he said he was saving the space and even laid down in the street. He implied I had run him over and said he had a broken leg! Amused but resolved, I informed him the several people walking nearby could see that I hadn’t hit him, and that he could not save spaces on a public street. After several minutes he eventually moved. There was no cursing and no yelling involved. When I returned to my car 45 minutes later, this note was on my car, presumably from the child’s parent.
I don’t pride myself on picking fights with children (I don’t consider this a fight), but there was no adult in sight and it seemed extreme for a 10-year-old to stand in the street to reserve a parking space (I’m assuming for the parent). Did I go too far in telling this boy to move? How do people usually handle this situation?”
A couple of weeks ago we noted that it looked like Federal had closed for more than repairs. Thanks to @Julie32BJ for tweeting us the photo above from Adams Morgan Day. A tipster told me some more details about the plans on Saturday and if it weren’t for the fact that I may or may not have drank my weight in the champagne of beers shortly after that conversation, I’d be able to remember what he said. At any rate a “music house and record cafe” sounds awesome. I look forward to remembering/learning more about it. Updates when they get closer to opening.
“WHAT: Hierarchy Gallery launches its 2014 fall exhibition season with the opening of WHISKEY / DELTA / CHARLIE, a collection of new works by DC-based artist James Kerns. Opening Friday, September 12th, WHISKEY / DELTA / CHARLIE features mixed media sculpture, found objects and functional art works created from 2012 to the present. Grounded in the tradition of American craft, Kerns questions the traditions of form and function, creating works that explore the history of and change in the District’s urban landscape. Framed as a fictional flea market, and like the exhibition title implies, in WHISKEY / DELTA / CHARLIE the objects shown are place holders evoking time, culture and place. Using wood, found materials, and welded metal, Kerns creates both complex and simple works that pay homage to the District from the street to the living room. Kerns is a self-taught mixed-media sculptor, wood worker and industrial designer living and working in Washington, DC. His use of former industrial and commercial products from a bygone era are the backbone of his work. Working in the District for over a decade, his work can be seen at renowned D.C. restaurants including Toki Underground, Boundary Stone, Teddy and the Bully Bar, Chaplin and RedLight.
In the fall exhibit, Kerns builds large complex works from commonly anonymous objects of years past, creating modern totems meant to evoke feelings of nostalgia throughout this fictional Flea Market, “the story of stuff is the story of us,” says Kerns. Whiskey Delta (WDC) represents Washington District of Columbia using the phonetic alphabet. WHISKEY / DELTA / CHARLIE opens at Hierarchy Galley on Friday, September 12th, the exhibition closes on Sunday, October 5th. Register for the opening event on Friday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. by visiting here.
Designed as an ever-evolving, chameleon exhibition space designed by the artist group No Kings Collective in partnership with Napoleon Bistro and the Popal family, 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, the restaurant located on the Georgetown waterfront.”