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Lifestyle and Entertainment March 28, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Enjoy craft beer, art and music at Americana Beer Fest!

Good beer. Great cause. Enjoy an ideal summer day celebrating craft beer and music at Americana Beer Fest, the newest craft beer and arts festival taking place at the scenic Morven Park in Leesburg, VA on Saturday, June 11. Support our veterans while sampling more than 180 styles of craft beer from 60+ local, regional and national breweries. Enjoy live music from Trampled by Turtles, Wild Child, Possessed by Paul James, and Roosterfoot! The festival will also include a food truck rally, an artisan market, life-sized lawn games, as well as a series of culinary and beer-centric panels, demos and workshops, making Americana Beer Fest the ultimate day for the ultimate beer lover. VIP and general admission tickets are on sale now at, with proceeds benefitting Boulder Crest Retreat, a veteran wellness center based in Bluemont, VA.

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Lifestyle and Entertainment March 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Nail Art in DC

Anyone know of a salon that does real nail art in the city? Every place I try is super rude about adding a colorful tip or a glitter accent, and even when they do it, it’s sloppy. It seems no salons here have the proper training, tools or supplies to do real nail art, particularly on real nails (as opposed to long acrylics). There are tons of salons that do this in LA, Chicago and NYC and I’d think there was a market for it here in DC, but I can’t find any salon willing to try! Tips are much appreciated!

Lifestyle and Entertainment January 22, 2015 at 3:58 pm

In search of used music/electronic equipment in DC

I’m looking to replace a broken receiver for my turntable/speaker set up and I would prefer not to spend an arm and a leg! Any ideas as to where I can find a used amp or some other sort of receiver in DC (outside of craigslist)? I’m hoping there’s a storefront that I simply have yet to find in the area. If that doesn’t really exist here, any recommendations for new equipment? Thanks!

Lifestyle and Entertainment January 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

Grown up things to do in DC

Hi Popville–

We have good friends coming in town this weekend and are at a loss about what to do (besides dinner out). We have a three year old and one year old twins, so we have lots of ideas about things to do with kids, but no ideas about what to do with just adults. Any ideas for how to round out an evening that includes dinner at a nice restaurant? We’re not big drinkers and want to be able to talk with our friends (so no movies). Suggestions?

Lifestyle and Entertainment January 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Cutting the cable cord, looking for advice

RCN has informed me that my cable bill will be going up another $20 (so for internet/cable bundle it’s up to $180, that’s obnoxious!). I just have 1 tier over basic, no premium channels. Not a movie watcher but a Caps and NE Patriots fan. I have an old TIVO (III) and an LED tv but not a smart tv so would need something to push internet to TV and then possibly get an antenna? I see FIOS is actually available in my building so that’s an option. What do others use/recommend?

Thanks for your help


Lifestyle and Entertainment July 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Free for DC residents

From the post about what to do with 15 guests in DC, I learned that you can go on various tours for free if you are a DC resident. What other “free for DC residents” perks are out there?

Lifestyle and Entertainment March 11, 2014 at 9:57 am

Discount Nationals Tickets

Go to Nats games AND feel good about yourself: Use coupon code NCMEC when buying tickets!

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is partnering up with the Washington Nationals to offer fans a discount on regular season tickets! All you need to do is enter coupon code “NCMEC” for the discount. In return a portion of every ticket sold benefits the non-profit.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is located in Alexandria, Va. Our mission is to find missing kids, end the sexual exploitation of children and educate. Help us continue to protect children AND get discount Nats tickets. Thanks!

Lifestyle and Entertainment February 13, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Valentine's outing for a single 40ish woman…kind of last minute (:

I’m not looking for a single dating scene just something that is a happy gathering of people who just like the idea of love and fun.

Bonus if it’s got some cultural aspect to it and is early in the day for those in their 30-40’s…coffee, tea, lecture, gathering or such.

I’m not anti-Valentine’s day at all just not interested in the whole dating or drinking thing.

Lifestyle and Entertainment July 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Old pianos in DC places

I’m a piano player who plays old standards and ragtime tunes. I’m looking for places around DC that might have pianos and wouldn’t mind (maybe would even pay a little for) some background piano music. You’d think with all the cool bars popping up around DC one would opt for the classic sound of an old upright piano hammering away some Ellington or Fats Waller. (Also, if you are a new hip bar, ever thought of getting a piano?) Thanks in advance for the tips!

Lifestyle and Entertainment July 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Suggestions for family photo shoot locations

I am taking family photos for a friend (a couple with 2 kids). Other than Meridian Hill Park, what are some other DC locations that people can think would be good for this? I’m hoping for a place easy to get to and not so crowded that every shot has a stranger in the background.

Any suggestion is appreciated!

Lifestyle and Entertainment June 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

German classes

Hey guys – I am looking to learn German. So far I’ve found classes through the Goethe-Institut and Grad School USA. Anyone have personal experiences – good, bad or ugly? Any other places I should be looking? The Grad School USA classes start next week, Goethe doesn’t start again until fall.


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