Here is the information for our benefit show this Saturday at the Rock and Roll Hotel. We are playing with Drop Electric and Funk Ark, two great bands from DC, and Hypernova from Iran who have been featured on NPR, Wired, MTV.com, Billboard, New York Times, and many other places. I am pasting the copy from our facebook page for the event below, and it has links for all the bands and a description. Cover is $10.00 and all artist proceeds are going to Empower DC. Empower DC is a nonprofit that works to boost community knowledge and literally empower low and moderate income residents to have a voice in how their cities and neighborhoods are run. http://www.empowerdc.org
North Columbia Heights Clean Up
We hope to have your participation at the next community clean up to take place along 14th Street mainly from Monroe to Shepherd Streets, NW. We will meet on 14th and Spring Road, NW at 8am.
Good Libations Customer Appreciation Day is this Sat July 18th. 5-8pm
This year we will sample Libations from Italy.
Stop by and enjoy some Peroni Beer or a Bellini made with Zardetto Prosecco.
Sample a glass of Vitiano Rosato from Umbria- Medium bodied with a juicy finish perfect with salads grilled vegetables and fish
We will also have some Gelatos con Limoncello (yeah) from Aromi d’Italia Gelateria & Cafe
Exe. Chef Cesare Lanfranconi owner of Spezie Ristorante will graced us with some Italian dishes
Enjoy the music of Object a Rock / Indie / Alternative band
Play a game of Urban Bocce Ball.
We will have some other board games or bring your favorite one.
The event is free. It’s our way of saying… Grazie
buy any three bottles of wine and get 10% off
1201 5th St NW
Finding Beauty in a Broken World: In the Spirit of Frida Kahlo
at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
1632 U Street, NW
A mixed media exhibition juried by F. Lennox Campello.
Exhibition Dates: July 1 – August 29
Opening Reception & Awards, Friday, July 17, 2009, 5:30 – 8:00PM
Frida Kahlo remains one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, but her spectacular life experiences, writing and views on life and art have also influenced many artists. Frida always painted herself: her pain, her anguish, her sorrow, her passion, as well as her triumph over disability. Her paintings and retablos celebrate a life constantly reinventing itself, in spite of the physical disability that strove to confine it. This exhibition will showcase the work of artists influenced not only by Frida’s art, but also by her biography, her thoughts, and her writings.
Lecture – Frida Kahlo: Her Art & Her Pain with F. Lennox Campello
Thursday | July 16 | 6:30-8:30PM | Free & open to the public
July is the anniversary month of Frida Kahlo’s birth and death. Frida always painted herself: her pain, her anguish, her sorrow, her passion, as well as her triumph over disability. Frida Kahlo’s paintings and retablos celebrate a life constantly reinventing itself, in spite of the physical disability that strove to confine it.
“Jerónimos Monastery” Thanks to Reana for sending these great shots from Lisbon.
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name…
Thanks to Michele Banks for sending this great shot from Kalorama. Friends of the White Whale Society is brought to you by the team behind Last Christmas Tree in Town….
This rental is located at 821 Randolph Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says: “$3,300 / 3br – 1600ft2 – Live Large in Petworth 1 Blk from Metro (Petworth)