Month long Uncapped Live Art/Music/Bar/Lounge Space at 14th and Florida Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth May 18, 2011 at 11:00 am 20 Comments

Introducing Uncapped Live from Jeff Martin on Vimeo.

“Dear PoP,

I saw the George’s Carryout at 14th and Florida (next to the old Latino Auto Sale) is gone and some guy was painting a pretty cool sign/mural in the little alcove entrance. Any idea what is going in this spot?”

I’ve been getting tons of emails asking what’s going on at the corner of 14th and Florida Ave, NW in the old DDOT space next to George’s Carryout.

Normally I reserve the type of excitement I’m about to exhibit for the annoucement of a new Dunkin Donuts, IHOP or a Chipotle but since the event is sponsored by vitaminwater I don’t think I’ll lose my pro-chain street cred…

I was lucky enough to get a tour of the space yesterday and it is freaking amazing. It wasn’t even 100% completed but it blew my mind. It kinda reminded me of a combination of artomatic and the old party space at 14th and T St, NW that is now the Room and Board. The space is huge and there is super cool art everywhere. (Lots more photos after the jump.)

Here’s a bit of a description from an email:

we are taking over a 20,000+ square feet plus space on 14th street and opening the doors for a month of music, fashion, art, film, comedy and action sports events. the idea behind vitaminwater® uncapped LIVE is to provide the D.C community (and fans of the vitaminwater® brand) with a place to engage with emerging bands, artists, athletes and friends to showcase all of the amazing lifestyle and culture that is emerging in our nation’s capital. we have partnered with Brightest Young Things and Art Whino to program an unbelievable music, entertainment and arts calendar and we are really looking forward to having all of you join us throughout the month for one or multiple events.

And here’s the schedule so far:


The space will be open from May 19th – June 17th, 2011 (6 days a week closed on Mondays.) If you just want to see the G40 art exhibit the hours are:

Open Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays: 5 – 10pm,
Fridays & Saturdays: 12pm – 11pm
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Mondays: Closed

The first event kicks off Friday May 20th: “Fatback DJs bring 3 of their parties into one space: FATBACK classic/ TENDERLOIN (slow jams in the lounge) / QUE SERA (garage rock in the garage). 10pm. FREE”

If you don’t go for an official event (they’ll still have bars and music and more – check the schedule above) you gotta just stop by to check it out. It is one of the most unique spaces I’ve ever seen with over 220 amazing artists displayed.

A taste of the artists after the jump.

The team of BYT, Art Whino and Vitaminwater

Entrance at 2217 14th St, NW

  • Anonymous

    the g40 summit was washington’s best exhibit last year. this should be fun.

  • Anonymous

    Fatback is my JAM!

    • Richard

      Dude’s been workin’ out lately, losing a lot of that back fat. You might not recognize him!

  • PG

    The third painting needs one more wolf and a moon.

  • PetHeights

    The RSVP list for Thursday is closed :-(

  • grumpy

    Is BYT’s website down? I can’t get it to load

  • Anonymous

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but promoting anything sponsored by Bright Young Things is going to cost you some street cred.

    • anonymouse

      totally. will they have a moon bounce and face painting as well.

      • ontarioroader

        Nope, just plenty of cocaine & trust fund money…

    • Anonymous

      news flash, this site is not for the “street cred” crowd.

      • Rick

        And with that comment you just lost a little of yours.

  • photodork

    Does this mean the stupid ugly Latino Auto Sale sign is going away? I long for the day.

    I have daydreamed of just wrapping a steel cable around it attached to my trailer hitch and driving away with it bouncing and disintegrating behind my vehicle.

    I wonder too when they made the sale. I knew the business wouldn’t last with just one sale.

    Rant over.

  • El Gringo

    So psyched about this (especially Fatback DJs) that I posted about it on the wrong thread!

    • Anonymous

      And me too! Especially cuz Fat Back has lost so much weight! He told me he’s under 300 Pounds now! Way to go dude!

  • Neal – Som Records

    The DC Record Fair is going to be here on June 4 (apologies for the shameless plug).

  • Anonymous

    I really loath BYT, seems as though they have their hand in everything in this city. They are so mainstream now! They even took over the Saturgays in the Park event! WTF. Bradley is a douche bag and I hear most of those kids have trust funds so they think they are cool because they throw events.

    • Anonymous

      why hate, they are busy doing things while you talking shit from the sidelines. It’s not that hard to succeed in DC. get off you ass and compete with them if you are so over their shtick.

    • El Gringo

      Seriously – I give 2 shts about whether some dude named Bradley is cool and does/does not have a trust fund.

      It’s the event I care about. This one looks cool.

      Isn’t that all that matters?

  • Anonymous

    I loath them too

  • anon

    Yeah, Bradley is a douchebag!


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