This is pretty sweet. From the Shakespeare Theatre:

“The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free For All is a much-loved Washington tradition, offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public. STC was thrilled to kick off our 28th season with The Winter’s Tale.

Each summer, with the help of numerous community-minded sponsors, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presents a series of free Shakespeare performances. Started in 1991 to bring free Shakespeare to new and diverse audiences in the Washington metropolitan area, the Free For All presented Shakespeare under the stars at the Carter Barron Amphitheater. In an effort to make Shakespeare completely accessible for all residents of D.C. Metro area, the Free For All was brought to downtown D.C. in 2009 and now resides at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall. To date, the Free For All has reached more than 572,000 area residents and counting.”

You can see the rest of the schedule here.

610 F Street, NW

809 813 6th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 809 813 6th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Turn key boutique condo for lease comes partially furnished. Condo is located one block to Gallery Place metro, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Condo features hardwood floors, 10 ft ceilings, subway tile bathrooms, stainless steel appliances and washer dryer.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,900/Mo.

From MPD:

“3:00 p.m. – 600 Blk. H St., N.W. – The complainant states that the suspect approached her, stated, “You know what it is”, shoved a black handgun into her side, reached into her purse, and stole her money and bank cards. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The lookout is for a black male, dark complexion, thin build, approximately 5’7” to 5’10” in height.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411″

901 G Street, NW

From DCPL:

“The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro”

Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

his talk should be fascinating to anyone interested in Metro, or in the city itself, or more broadly, in how public transit decisions are made. Besides all that, I’m expecting it to be very entertaining, because the book certainly is.

My first thought on looking into Professor Schwag’s book was that it was very densely packed with information (which it is) and might not be a fun read–but it is also that! I’ve found so many wonderful stories in it, that I think it’s safe to say that you will learn a lot, and also are likely to find something that will surprise you, or make you laugh out loud, no matter where you open the book.

An example is this comparison on page 142 of building Metro to the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, through permafrost, mountains, and tundra:

“Metro’s builders faced a challenge equal and opposite to that of their pipeline counterparts….As workers in Alaska built 800 miles of pipeline through wilderness all but uninhabited by humans, workers in Washington took up the challenge of pushing 100 miles of rapid transit through a long-settled region densely populated by lawyers.”

Actually, though I’m still chuckling over that line, other parts of The Great Society Subway have already made me realize we all owe a great debt to those lawyers and other activists, for helping us get Metro instead of a spaghetti bowl of highways in DC, and for pushing needed improvements to Metro, like elevators to serve people with mobility problems. (One Metro official seriously proposed training wheelchair riders to use the escalators, balancing on two wheels!)

The more I read, the more I came to realize that no one who wanted to truly understand Washington DC as it is today could do so without reading this book.

The author, Zachary M. Schrag, has a gift for imparting knowledge packaged in details that make the story come alive; I’m looking forward to his talk!”

Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder

From a press release:

WHAT: City Tap House, the craft beer-focused restaurant located at 901 9th Street, NW, is celebrating Labor Day with an Old Bay Day Party on Monday, September 1st. Those who are unable to escape the city are encouraged to stop by to enjoy unlimited Maryland blue crabs seasoned with Old Bay’s blend of herbs and spices along with jambalaya rice and corn on the cob for $35 per person (beverages, tax and gratuity not included). For the perfect pairing, City Tap House will feature a bottomless bloody mary bar and beer specials including two cask drafts from Sly Fox Brewing Company and Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale from Flying Dog Brewery out of Frederick, MD. Prices range from $6 to $12 per draft and $18 for endless bloody marys.

Additionally, guests are encouraged to participate in City Tap House’s Labor Day cornhole tournament, which will be held on the restaurant’s expansive outdoor patio throughout the afternoon. There is no cost to enter, but teams are asked to register by Sunday, August 31st by contacting Liz Gartzke at The winner of the single elimination tournament will receive a gift certificate redeemable to City Tap House.

WHEN: Monday, September 1st from 11 AM to 5 PM.”

901 9th Street, NW

405 8th Street, NW

Speaking of cheap eats – this looks pretty sweet – from an email:

“I wanted to share the new all night happy hour menu from Menu MBK, which will be offered from 5pm to close, Monday through Sunday, including beer, wine, cocktails and bar snacks from Chef Frederik de Pue. Select beers like Belgium Tripel Kasteel will be available for $5 each; select glasses of white, rosé, and red wines will be available for $6 each; and select cocktails will be available for $7, such as Hemingway’s Last Call made with grapefruit peel infused rum, lychee, lemon and vanilla*.

*full menu of beer, wine and cocktails listed below

On the food front, Chef de Pue has prepared a variety of bar snacks, all for $10 or less, including duck confit cigars with arugula and shaved fennel ($10), pomme frites with garlic aioli and allium butter ($4), curry mussels salad with pickled red pearl onion and frisée ($8), and various cheeses and charcuterie.

Below is the full menu (more…)


I just noticed the rendering posted out front of the Burma restaurant that closed at the end of 2013. Here’s a clearer shot from their website:


Douglas’ website says:

“Douglas Development acquired both 736 and 740 6th Street in 2013. The redevelopment plan for the properties is to combine the two buildings into one modern office building with street level retail. Plans for the redevelopment include adding a modern brick and glass facade to the exterior of the structure, gutting and remodeling the interior and increasing both structures to be a total of four stories.

This new property is in the initial planning stage. Plans for the property will evolve through the planning and permitting stages.

Proposed Redeveloped Building Combining both 736 and 740 6th Street NW:

18,456 rentable square feet (4,500 sf retail; 13,956 sf office)
Redeveloped 2014-2015
Four-story class B office building with street level retail”

736a and former Urfa tomato kabob space at 740 6th Street, NW

614 E Street, NW

That was fast. Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“I think it was only open less than a year. I visited last week and noticed prices increased and they had adjusted for shorter hours. As someone who lives in the area, I was a fan but never thought the business model was sustainable. It will be interesting to see what fills the space.”

Bo-Dogs opened in the former Hot Potato Cafe space back in Oct. 2013.