PoP Weekend Picks (From Weekly Emails)

Habitat Pug Event

“I am putting this on at the Pug to benefit DC Habitat for Humanity, who are building new homes for the working poor in NE ask we speak. It’s a great cause and your sites could really help us with some exposure.”


Return of the Farmers Markets This Weekend!

U Street:

Saturdays 9-1
14th and U Streets NW (in front of the Reeves Center)
May 2- November 21

Mt. Pleasant:

Between 17th & Mount Pleasant and Park & Lamont Streets
Saturdays May 2 – Nov 21, 9 am – 1 pm, rain or shine

More after the jump. Also, Is anyone going to watch the Derby? Where?


Bloombars Tonight! (3222 11th Street, NW)

“If you came to our 3rd Bloom last summer, you’ll recall how the Makepeace Brothers (They are brothers, and their last name is Makepeace) brought the house down and lifted everyone up with an unclassifiable eclectic mix of bluegrass, jazz Brazilian, African world rhythms, and Celtic, their sounds are as worldly as their messages.”

Whether playing for thousands of Jason Mraz’ fans during last spring’s “Music Magic and Make Peace” Tour or performing an intimate party in Toronto, Canada, this acoustic trio rocks the house. SHOW STARTS AT 9:00pm”


Sundress Fest ’09
Sunday, May 3rd 4pm
Proceeds will benefit the 3rd Annual Columbia Heights Day (which is Sat. Aug. 29th this year)
Wear a dress and get Happy Hour all day long.
Dresses are available for purchase or bring your own.
Whole roasted bbq pig plates on the patio.

Exhibition Crosses the Great Divide, Translating Personal Stories into Universal Experiences

Washington, DC – Opening Reception, Friday, May 1, 2009, 5:30-8PM, the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery located at 1632 U St, NW celebrates the opening reception of a collaborative exhibition. Works by Rosemary Feit Covey and contemporary dance-theater performance by BosmaDance are combined to produce a powerful multi-disciplinary project that explores the recurring nature of loss and healing throughout human life.


Qualia Coffeehouse reopens!

“I really appreciate all the neighbors who came out to support us last weekend. It was very encouraging. Qualia will reopen on Friday morning with even more to offer.”

Recent Stories

Thanks to Vincent for sending from Logan Circle: “Love seeing nature in the city.” ***If you spot a hawk, any interesting wildlife or celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk, and get a…

Thanks to Terry for sending this sad scene this morning from the CVS at 14th and Irving St, NW: “Security guard tells me shoplifting happens there every 5 minutes. Shelves…

1200 S Street, NW Ed. Note: A new date for a lighting ceremony to open the sculpture to the public will be announced soon. Thanks to Cultural DC for reaching…

via google maps MC reported at 10:11pm “I’ve heard close to 100 gun shots tonight in three incidents all from same direction about 10 minutes apart. Some clearly from automatic…

At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!

At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.

If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit to learn more.

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Vietnam Week Returns!

Mark your calendars for an exciting week-long celebration of Vietnamese culture and arts right here in DC. Vietnam Week is an annual tradition that brings our community together through a series of themed events, including film screenings, fine art exhibitions, mouthwatering cuisine, captivating live performances, and much more!

Vietnam Week aligns with the lunar celebration of Tet Trung Thu, the mid-autumn moon festival, a cherished tradition in Vietnam spanning 3,000 years. Join us in experiencing the enchanting customs and traditions of this cultural celebration!

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DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour

DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger

Storytelling Night: Immigrants Celebrating Independence and Individuality

Independence permeates every step of the immigrant journey. It may have motivated the move or could be a result of it, but regardless, self-discovery is inextricably tied to the experience.

In this storytelling night, just days after Nigeria’s Independence Day,


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