3226 11th Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Bad Saint expansion? I saw some construction workers moving in and out of the space next to Bad Saint (formerly a hair salon I believe) this morning. The space looked totally gutted and ready for renovation. How exciting would this be??!”

Back in February 2014 Bad Saint’s owner told us that an expansion into a neighboring space on 11th Street was likely. Looks like those plans are moving forward and it’s no surprise given the slew of accolades they’ve been receiving. Given some of the lines we’ve seen this is a very very good thing! Updates as construction progresses.

Update: Sadly, owner Nick Pimentel says no expansion at this time.

From a press release:

“Reel Affirmations: Washington DC’s Only International LGBTQ Film Festival

Thursday October 13th, 2016 through Sunday October 16th, 2016

Human Rights Campaign Headquarters
GALA Hispanic/Tivoli Theatre in Columbia Heights

This October the Reel Affirmations film festival returns to Washington with an impressive schedule of over 40 new features, shorts, and documentaries representing diverse experiences and stories from across the LGBTQ community — and the world.

From behind the scenes of Madonna’s most infamous tour (Strike a Pose), to the challenges of being out in India (LOEV), Reel Affirmations offers all Washingtonians the opportunity to see the world’s most adventurous, boundary-pushing cinema. Representing LGBTQ filmmakers from South Africa to Luxembourg, you will not be able to see most of these unique independent films on Netflix or LOGO, let alone in theaters.

“2016 is truly a breakthrough year in filmmaking because we have several films that tell stories about our trans family as well as our queer people of color,” says Kimberley Bush, Reel Affirmations Film Festival Program Director. “We are presenting a truly unique selection of films that may not have been picked up by other festivals, including truly extraordinary films such as LOEV, a gorgeous, romantic exploration of love from India.”

Four days of screenings will include award-winning features and documentaries including: (more…)

3100 14th Street, NW (entrance on Park Road)

From a press release:

“LeTena, a new fast casual Ethiopian concept is due to open at the corner of 14th Street and Park Road (3100 14th Street) on October 19th.

courtesy LeTena

LeTena will serve a variety of healthy, locally sourced and freshly made dishes including various vegetarian dishes, tibs, stews, salads and other Ethiopian and international specialties. The restaurant will have 20 seats in the coffee area where baristas will serve a variety of specialty coffees and teas as well as pastries. The coffee house will feature coffees made from freshly roasted Ethiopian coffee beans. The 30-seat dining room is a comfortable spot to enjoy classic Ethiopian dishes served with injera in traditional fashion, or wrapped, with bread or rice for those who wish to use utensils. Beer and wine will be available as well as soft drinks. A children’s menu and a small selection of non-Ethiopian dishes that are favorites will also be available. The dining and coffee rooms are wifi accessible. (more…)


This rental is located at 2907 Sherman Ave, NW. The listing says:


This charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom row house is just a few minutes away from the Columbia Heights Metro, Target, Washington Sports Club, and Giant. Easily walkable to the U st. and the14th st. corridor’s nightlife and restaurant scenes.

This 3 level home is an end unit, with lots of windows and light flowing throughout the entire house, even the basement! It includes brand new hard wood floors, central air conditioning, washer/dryer on main floor, kitchen includes granite counter top, gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave.

You can see more photos here.

Street parking is plentiful, and all of the neighbors are friendly and fun.

Can be rented partially furnished. Has central A/C and radiator heating. No pets allowed. Application required.

Please email if you are interested in visiting.

Home Facts:
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $3,000/month
Deposit: $3,000
Pets Allowed: No
Utilities: Electricity, water, gas, and internet/cable not included
Lease Term:1 year
Available Immediately, October 1st.”


From Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply, Co.:

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Learn more about the great work of 826DC here, located at 3333 14th Street, NW in Columbia Heights.

Sherman and Park Road, NW

Today in bad driving… and it’s a DC license plate for the record!

A reader reports earlier this morning:

“Is there a full moon? Some of the worst DC driving I’ve ever seen… Including this genius who drove up Sherman Ave on the wrong side of the road and hit the GAS TANK of an oncoming dump truck.”


From an email:

Street Sense to Celebrate its 13th Anniversary with a Showcase of Original Works by Local Artists Experiencing Homelessness

Street Sense has been changing the story of homelessness in the DC community since 2003. Street Sense works with individuals experiencing homelessness to create economic opportunities and to elevate the voices of poverty issues and injustice through media and art. Please join this effort by attending the District of Art, Street Sense’s 13th anniversary celebration.

What: District of Art: A Street Sense Annual Celebration

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Why: Celebrate Street Sense’s 13th anniversary; enjoy original works of photography, poetry, theater, film, and music created by local artists experiencing homelessness; fund raise for Street Sense’s skills-based workshops.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lindsey Robinett

“Dear PoPville,

I filled out the DC voter registration form, signed and scanned it, and emailed it to the contact that it said in the email, but never got any response… Does anyone know if you just assume your registered, or should I get a confirmed response at some point?

From an email:

“The Carlos Rosario School is hosting a Voter Registration and Education Fair from 5:00-7:30pm. We’ll have local artists and musicians, free food from Los Hermanos, activities for the whole family, voter resources and even a practice voting booth. Community partners like Mary’s Center, GALA Theater, OLA and DC Board of Elections will be here, too. Join us at 1100 Harvard Street NW in Columbia Heights and celebration National Voter Registration Day.”



“Today is National Voter Registration Day and we invite you to join us for the first ever “Hillary Con” this Friday, September 30th from 7-10pm at Town Tavern to kick-off voter registration weekend! (more…)