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Events November 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

Holiday Handicrafts Workshop at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library!

Come by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Sunday, December 13 from 2-4 p.m. and learn to make some special holiday handicrafts to call your own. We’ll be working with burlap and ribbon, glitter and glue, or just good old paper and scissors to create adorable decorations that will help spread the holiday cheer.

Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+. Materials and refreshments provided. Registration strongly recommended as space is limited; please email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your spot!

Events November 24, 2015 at 8:05 am


Curious to hear from anyone who has moved to DC from PGH or vice versa (if for some reason you still look at this blog). How do the two places compare? The wife might have a job opportunity there next year and we could be faced with the proposition of a move. We really like DC but Pittsburgh seems like a good town too.

Specifically we are interested in how they might compare as far as arts/culture, community, food, schools, crime, transportation, parks & rec, quality of life, and general personality of the town.

I know it’s a broad question but anyone that can lend a DC perspective on PGH would be much appreciated. Everyone we’ve talked to there seems to love it – although I think they are biased! :)

Events November 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

"Shop, Sip and Celebrate" Holiday Bazaar

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Washington, DC Women’s Business Center (DC WBC) will hold its Second Annual “Shop, Sip and Celebrate” Holiday Bazaar this year on November 28, 2015. The DC WBC Holiday Bazaar is a pop-up marketplace to showcase local women-owned small businesses, many of which are DC WBC clients. It gives women entrepreneurs a place to market their products and gain networking experience. Last year’s inaugural Bazaar hosted 23 vendors and was attended by over 250 participants. This year’s event will host 35 vendors.

What: NCRC DC WBC Second Annual “Shop, Sip and Celebrate” Holiday Bazaar
When: November 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST
Where: Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, 801 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

For more information, please contact Ryan Conley at 202-524-4875

Events November 22, 2015 at 8:37 am

Shop Petworth – Small Business Saturday – November 28th!

The holiday season is right around the corner, so make sure to do your shopping in Petworth on Small Business Saturday this year!

Get a free pair of leggings or soap with a $50 purchase at Willow!

20% OFF all day at Fia’s Fabulous Finds!

20%off Beds and 10% off Toys, Treats & Accessories at Fido and Kitty’s World!
20% OFF all day at Bentley’s Vintage Furniture & Collectibles!

Lighthouse Yoga Center
10 am Kundalini class will be free students who are new to the studio.
Special Post-Thanksgiving extended Hatha class with Restorative (extra long relaxation!), at 11:30 am Hatha class with Emily.
10% discount on all class cards of $100 or more
5% discount on $50 class cards

10% discount on all class cards and gift certificates of $100 or more– Use code SBS2015100
5% discount on $50 class cards and gift certificates– Use code SBS201550

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Events November 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Winternational – 4th Annual Embassy Showcase

December 9, 2015
11:00am – 2:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium

Join us for the 4th Annual Embassy Showcase and enjoy visual arts displays, handcrafts, travel and tourism information and culinary tastings from more than 30 embassies.

Participating embassies include: African Union, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, European Union Delegation, Fiji, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Latvia, League of Arab States, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and more to come!

To register for this free event, please visit:

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Events November 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Barber Recommendations

Fall is here, in spite of efforts to hide my increasingly scruffy mane under a hat, I realized I need a good barber (recent DC transplant). Anyone have recommendations for best places in DC?

Events October 30, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Does a parking meter or street sign take precedence?

I was parking in DuPont Circle with my zone 2 parking pass, and noticed an area for zone 2 parking, but there were parking meters in the spaces. The area is clearly for zone 2 parking, as there are two end signs that clarify that. Do I need to pay the parking meter if I park there? Or is the parking meter there for non-zone 2 holders? Seems like a very tricky setup. I shouldn’t have to pay a meter in a zone 2 permit holder area, but I don’t want to risk getting a ticket and having to fight it.

Events October 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Barktober Fest Last Saturday!

How was Barktober Fest last Saturday? Did anyone go and take some cute pictures?

Events October 27, 2015 at 10:49 am

Last Comedy Night at Stetsons!

Ugly Hollywood Podcast will be broadcasting live on YouTube from this event! If you can’t come by, make sure to tune in! It’s going to be awesome!

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Events October 26, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Win Kendrick Lamar Tickets

Do you ❤ Kendrick Lamar? Do you want to support a great cause?

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Museum Studies Department is raffling TWO TICKETS for the sold out Kendrick Lamar concert at Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC Sunday, November 1st at 8PM!! Enter the raffle to win TODAY and support Museum Studies’ educational adventure to ROME — a life changing experience for these talented and deserving students. The cost for each student is about $3300 and we want to reduce the expenses for each student by 50% or more.

The donation amount for one (1) raffle entry is $10 and $25 for three (3) raffle entries. Your donation is tax deductible.

To enter the raffle:

1. Click this link:

2. Enter your donation amount ($10 for 1 raffle entry / $25 for 3 raffle entries)

3. Enter your name and contact information


5. Enter your credit card information and click “SUBMIT’

The raffle will end FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH at 10AM! We will draw names and contact the winner by 5PM on the same day.

Huge thanks for your support and GOOD LUCK!!

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Events October 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Fear and Loathing at The Airedale in Columbia Heights

A great and cheap party with a live band and master dj spinning all night long. Free facepainting, costume prizes and tons of cheap drinks. Free before 11pm and only $5 afterwards. This is going to be one not to miss!

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Events October 23, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Washington Project for the Arts presents: Washington Produced Artists

Hey there, PoPville! Here’s an upcoming (free) art event worth checking out:

WPA Celebrates 40 Years of Creativity with Inaugural Exhibit Honoring Washington Produced Artists

The inaugural exhibition in the new space will serve as a proud recognition of local artists who created significant works in conjunction with WPA early in their careers and who have since built esteemed reputations. Washington Produced Artists will feature work by longtime D.C. metro-area resident artists William Christenberry, Jim Sanborn, Joyce J. Scott and Dan Steinhilber, with a mobile public art project created by Workingman Collective, a video installation by Michelle Lisa Herman, and an opening night performance by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.

Address: 2124 8th St. NW, Washington DC 20001
Date: November 14, 2015
Time: 6–9pm
Event is free & open to the public.

For more information please visit:

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Events October 15, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Charity 5k walk for Best Buddies

Hello fellow pop’ers!

Please join me and 1,700 participants this Saturday the 17th for the Best Buddies 5k walk starting at 8:15 at the Washington Monument!

The walk is totally free but we are obviously not turning down donations!

You can even donate directly to my personal page below! :)

All of the money goes to a great place to help initiate incredible services through the Capital Region!

Events October 14, 2015 at 11:19 am

HOME MOVIE DAY DC 2015 | Oct. 24th | Southwest Neighborhood Library

Home Movie Day is next Saturday at the Southwest Neighborhood Library from 11-430PM!! Break out your home movies from the closet! Get your parents to put one in the mail!

The talented staff at DC Public Libraries, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and playbackthetape will be there to
+ inspect your film
+ give you preservation tips
+ project your home movies and films live
+ show exciting home movies from their growing collections

Come out, meet your neighbor, and enjoy the magic of amateur filmmaking!

Tweet #homemovieday
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Events October 13, 2015 at 11:05 am

Recourse for stolen packages?

I had a couple of packages stolen off my porch over the weekend — I saw they had been delivered but before I had a chance to bring them in, someone nabbed them. (Yes, lesson learned, bring in immediately in the future. Do not stop, do not pass go.)

For anyone who has dealt with this before — did you have any recourse? I didn’t see the person take them, so all I know is that they were there one minute and gone the next.

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