Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

“Uberpool w/ Sarah Jan 3 around 2pm: My buddy and I shared a ride with ‘Sarah’ — she joined the ride in Shaw-area and my buddy and I got off first near Gallery Place. It was unfortunate, my buddy sat in between us yet I felt we still managed to steal conversation and glances around his big head (heart you, buddy). Telling was our longing stare into each other’s eyes as the car door was shut and uberpool car sped away. I should have been quicker and asked for her number, but no.”

If Sarah would like to reply please email me at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with your missed connection.


Update Found!

Please keep a lookout for:

“His name is Louie, he is a year and a half old west highland terrier, about 20 pounds. He has a red collar with a silver name tag. He was last seen running by the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro stop at 7th and H st NW. Louie is very shy and scares easily by loud noises so he may be hiding. He is a very fast runner so chasing after him may just cause him to run away.”

chinatown protest
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering


“What: Rally and march for Justice for Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland
When: Thursday, December 31, 7 p.m.
Where: 7th and H Streets NW

This is an urgent and emergency call to action! In solidarity, Black Lives Matter DMV, Stop Police Terror Project DC, BYP 100, ONE DC, Black Movement Law Project, and Law 4 Black Lives call on you to TURN UP AND SHUT DOWN GALLERY PLACE AND CHINA TOWN for Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erez Yoeli

From a press release:

“The National Symphony Orchestra will blanket the neighborhoods of Downtown and Penn Quarter January 5–11, building deeper connections to its community in a week-long residency featuring more than 40 free events and performances. From concerts at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to in-school visits, artist panels and discussions, and performances at homeless shelters, NSO members will make music in ensembles large and small. The National Spy Museum, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Central Union Mission, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Busboys and Poets, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: these are but a few of the distinctive and colorful locales to be visited.

Advance sign-up is required for the following locations: The Hamilton Live, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, the National Building Museum and the National Press Club. To attend the Preview Event at the Verizon Center, tickets to the Washington Wizards game are necessary.

Preview Event: On January 3, the NSO’s powerhouse brass section will enliven the Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat game by performing before warm-ups at center court Sunday at 6:20 p.m. Tickets for the game are required and are available at www.msesales.com/wiz/nso, The promotional code is NSO.

Official Kick-off Event: Doors will open to The Hamilton Live January 5 at 6:30 p.m. The performance will begin at 8:00, featuring NSO musicians Glenn Donnellan, Heather LeDoux Green, and Teri Lee, violins; Abigail Evans Kreuzer, viola; Jim Lee, cello; Charles Nilles, bass; and Joe Connell, percussion. This performance opens the “In Your Neighborhood” program in the Downtown and Penn Quarter communities. This event is open to the public, but reservations are required due to space limitations. (more…)


For non tribe members – a mikva is also “a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism”. So I was dying to know what the challenge was about…

Turns out it’s another type of immersion – from Mikva Challenge DC:

“Modeled after the successful civic engagement programming developed for youth in Chicago, Mikva Challenge DC provides opportunities for young people in DC to engage in action civics and community problem solving, and seeks to increase youth voice in local decision making processes.”

Very, very cool indeed!!


This rental is located at 616 E Street, NW. The listing says:

“The Clara Barton Penn Quarters in NW DC is in an upscale community in one of DC’s premier neighborhoods. Get a mix of the professional and the nightlife in this area!

Unit has a courtyard view and is one of the of the largest studios/junior bedrooms you\’ll find in Penn Quarter! Over 620 sq feet.

*** Available Mid December***”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,850/Mo.

501 G Street, NW

The liquor license placard says:

“New Restaurant. Japanese cuisine with an assortment of side dishes. Total Occupancy Load of 70.”

This is the old Burger King, and briefly Bicycle space spot between the Building Museum and the Verizon Center. Over the Summer the Post reported that it comes from the owners of Daikaya who “intend to open Bantam King, which will specialize in chicken ramen and Japanese fried chicken.” Ed. Note: I really hope they keep the name Bantam King. Last week we noted the folks from Daikaya were also opening another restaurant in Shaw. Godspeed on both spots!