Erin Kelly – Early Morning Fishing courtesy of Exposed DC
From a press release:
“Exposed DC is pleased to announce its 8th annual Exposed DC Photography Show at Long View Gallery, from March 19 to April 6, 2014. After seven wonderful years with DCist, we’re now closing in on our first year since we launched as an independent, year-round venture last June, and we’re proud to say it’s been a success. We’re working hard to cultivate the local photography community, from hobbyist to professional, with our website that features interviews with local talent, reams of informational guides for everything from studio rentals to photography classes, and a calendar highlighting every photography event in the region. We’ll continue to build on this community that our annual exhibition has created through exciting new features and events in the coming year.
Our 49 winning photographs were chosen from a contest for their unique view of the Washington area – not as a political venue or tourist destination, but as a place where we live and work and love every day. Six of those photographs will be awarded our inaugural Best in Show award and $100 prize, chosen by a panel of distinguished metro-area photojournalists, and made possible by the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
Our opening reception will be held in Long View’s newly expanded 9,000 square foot gallery space. Local businesses will complete our celebration of everything Washington, with beer from the new Bluejacket Brewery, wine from Boxwood Winery, Cavanagh Family Imports and A&M Imports, and a delicious selection of bites from Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers, Tel’Veh Wine Bar, and Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant. We’ve invited DJ Sequoia and v:shal kanwar back to spin tunes.
Join us for a free after party in The Passenger’s theater. 8 p.m. to close, cash bar.
Long View Gallery is located at 1234 9th St. NW, just a few blocks from the Mt. Vernon/Convention Center Metro. All photographs displayed will be for sale. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Free.”
“March 9th will mark the 17th anniversary of the death of The Notorious B.I.G, one of the most influential artists in 90’s hip-hop and who Rolling Stone called the “greatest rapper that ever lived”. The following evening, DC based alternative hip hop band All The Best Kids will take the Howard Theatre stage with Asheru and more than 25 of the DMV’s best MCs & vocalists to pay tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. with their own styles, rooted in DC rock/funk and East Coast hip hop. Notorious B.I.G.’s protege Lil’ Cease of Junior M.A.F.I.A. is also slated to host the event.
· Lil’ Cease: rapper and member of Platinum selling hip-hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A.
· Asheru: Peabody award-winning artist, educator, and youth activist. Also known as the artist behind the opening and closing themes for the popular TV series, The Boondocks.
· All The Best Kids: A DC-based alternative hip hop band.
· More than 25 of the DMV’s best vocalists & rappers, including Deborah Bond, Flex Matthews, Tara Trinity, King Kanja, & Uptown XO of Diamond District
What: All The Best Kids will be doing live recreations of Biggie’s greatest hits, including Big Poppa, Juicy, Hypnotize, Get Money, and many more, while more than 25 rappers and vocalists take the stage for a one of a kind tribute performance. Also featuring full performances by Asheru & All the Best Kids. Tickets are $15.
When: Monday, March 10
Doors open 6:00pm, show time 8:00pm
As we were leaving Shaw’s Tavern we witnessed a very scary car crash on Florida Ave. As you can see in the photos, the driver flipped his car after crashing into the back of another vehicle. A young woman was crying and saying she was in shock since she had been hit by the driver. Miraculously there were no injuries that I could see.”
Four years in the making, Uprising Muffin Company was raised on the belief that food should be simple, fresh and above all, seriously delicious. That’s why every muffin we make for you starts from scratch with 10 ingredients or less, no preservatives, no artificial colors, nothing you can’t pronounce. Sure, preservatives mean food can sit on a shelf longer, but we don’t believe food was meant to last forever.
If our muffin isn’t in your hands today, it’s being donated to someone less fortunate and fresh muffins will be ready for you tomorrow.
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Our coffee is locally roasted in small batches, so it couldn’t be any fresher. Milk for our lattes comes from respectfully raised local cows and our sandwiches and salads are prepared fresh each day with local ingredients whenever they’re available.
The perfect place to meet up with some old friends, make some new ones, or take advantage of free wifi while nibblin’ a hearty muffin and sippin’ a drip, Uprising is Shaw’s newest place away from home and the hustle and bustle.
“Richard Foster Architects has proposed a design for a six-story mixed-use building at 2100 Vermont Avenue NW. It would contain 19 rental units of between 430 and 716 square feet apiece. There will be no parking spaces. Residents will promise not to seek an on-street resident parking permit as a condition of their lease.
The ground floor would have room for 2,100 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, with doorways facing both V Street and Vermont Avenue.”
Though SALM also reports that ANC1B’s Design Review Committee did not like the initial design. Updates when/if they submit a redesign and/or they pass their Board of Zoning Adjustment.
I was wondering if anyone knows what the status is for the Garrison Elementary School field (the field runs along Vermont Ave NW and R St. NW). In the fall, I believe it was DPR who came and tore down those ugly blue structures that were allegedly for an old pool. The area around that old pool area has been fenced off since the fall. I heard rumors of the space being made into a park, but that was not a reliable source. Anyone have any ideas?”
“A collaboration between local vendors and the people that started the Brooklyn Flea, our market will feature antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by artisans from in and around DC, New York, Baltimore, and Philly.”
“Opening day is April 5th, and we’ll be running every Saturday after that throughout the spring, summer, and fall. So if you’d like to join our lineup of incredible food vendors, mark your calendars and fill out the application at www.districtflea.com/sell.”
And this time again they’ll have beer – they’ve just applied for a liquor license!
Future home of The American at 1209 – 1213 10th Street, NW (actually in Blagden Alley)
Thanks to a reader for sending word about these renderings for two new project coming to Blagden Alley near the Convention Center. We first learned about plans for The American back in July of last year. The description OdC Studios & Interiors says:
“With the American, we are bringing the concept of the family restaurant and the neighborhood bar to literally the backyards of the homes of the neighborhood, and most of its neighbors can just do that, they can take a stroll through the alley, and enjoy a craft beer or a hearty dish.”