From an email:

Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage has docked in Washington, D.C.; this Polynesian voyaging canoe is sailing across the earth to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world. It seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments.

The Washington Canoe Club is hosting the Hōkūleʻa; canoe tours and dockside outreach will be offered Friday, May 20 from 1 to 5 pm; Saturday, May 21 from 10 am – 3 pm; and Monday May 23, 1 – 5 pm. The club is located at 3700 Water St N.W. (more…)


From Weschler’s – Auctioneers & Appraisers:

“Weschler’s is pleased to announce highlights from the May 13 Capital Collections Estate Auction. The sale will include a fine assortment of jewelry, fine art, silver, American and European decorations and furniture, rugs, 20th century works of art and Asian works of art. Works featured range from contemporary pop-art prints by Keith Haring and Andy Warhol to furnishings from the estate of Washington D.C. socialite, Patricia Thompson Dixson.
The estate of Patricia Thompson Dixson, who was a dynamic presence on the Washington D.C. social scene in the 1980s and 1990s, will make up a large part of the furniture and decorations portion of the sale. The Georgetown home of the D.C. real estate broker, whose A-list clients ranged from DC politicians to Hollywood directors, was the scene of frequent extravagant parties, political fundraisers and charity events. Furnishings on offer include the larger-than-life sized Woman Walking Beside Hollyhocks by French artist Marie Félix Hippolyte-Lucas ($15,000-$25,000), a George III blind fretwork carved mahogany serpentine console table from the last quarter 18th century ($3,000-$5,000) and other 18th century period French and English antiques. (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

I don’t know if you’ve had the pleasure of viewing the PSC’s video. and BTW, this video was shown proudly at the Budget Hearing on the 25th of April.”

via Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia:

“In honor of April as National Safe Digging Month, PSC employees produced a public service announcement encouraging District residents, businesses and their contractors to “Call 811 Before You Dig…Can You Dig it?!” Spread the word!”

Ed. Note: Well since it was done by PSC employees and not professionals – I’m gonna go ahead and say this is spectacular. Not sure how effective but most definitely a work of art…

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These have been trickling in pretty steadily since March but I think it’s time to officially kick off the season. A reader writes:

“Saw this beauty on Capitol Hill yesterday near the Northeast Neighborhood Library. Not a record, I’m sure, but pretty impressive.”

Stay tuned for the elusive August specimens that occasionally pop up but in the meantime if you see a good one, send an email to [email protected] with the location where you saw it. Thanks!