Shark Bites & Brews at The Wharf
Saturday, Sept. 9 from 3-6 p.m.
Gangplank Marina Park (600 Water Street SW)
Attendees can ride a mechanical great white shark, swim in a mermaid race, run a shark relay race or make their best shark bite in a doughnut eating contest with the chance to win YETI coolers, gift cards and more. Live music will be provided by area phenom Practically Einstein, along with shark-themed beers in the Waterfront Beer & Wine Garden, a fish fry from King Ribs BBQ and lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster.
Up Top Acres & Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden
Saturday, Sept. 9 from 4-7:30 p.m.
Up Top Acres (55 M Street SE)
Come celebrate the beginning of fall with a rooftop beer garden event at Up Top Acres. Standing on a roof at a farm, you will enjoy a memorable night of good beer and delicious food.
You can submit your event to the event calendar here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
From a press release:
“The third annual WashingCon tabletop game convention comes to the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10.
With over 1,200 game fans of all ages expected, WashingCon offers hundreds of chances to try face-to-face gaming, from party games to complicated strategy to fun games and activities for kids. The con is a short walk from the heart of historic Georgetown.
Kathleen Donahue, owner of Labyrinth Games and Puzzles on Capitol Hill and co-sponsor of the event, says, “It’s incredible how many people in D.C. love board games and card games, so we are excited about serving this community with WashingCon 2017.”
WashingCon’s dedication to tabletop games gives a unique opportunity for a growing community to gather, play together, and learn. This year’s expanded convention features: (more…)
“Myself and a few other local businesses are doing a supplies drive this weekend as we have secured a way to get much needed supplies down before the Hurricane hits Florida as this will cause serious delays in aid and assistance to the islands. We are not asking for money just supplies.”
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.
“Marcell has not had an easy time finding his forever home, but his sweet disposition shows he knows it’s out there! He originally came to the shelter filthy and sick; now he’s clean and healthy, and looking for the right, loving home to call his own. Marcell is described by volunteers as a laid back, sweet, “purrfect” gentleman who bonds easily to anyone he meets. He is friendly and affectionate towards people as well as other cats. He would do best in a home where he receives the love and attention he’s been missing. Marcell is approximately 10 years old and is neutered. Marcell deserves a wonderful home – is it yours? Come and meet him at Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855, (240) 773-5900.”
“Check out sweet Gladys! She is a 10-year-old Shepherd mix, fully house trained, and weighs about 50 pounds. Miss Gladys is spayed and up to date on vaccinations. According to her foster mom and everyone who meets her, she is super lovable and a very good dog. Her foster mom has been working on her leash manners and teaching her basic commands. Gladys lives in a home with a toddler, with whom she is very gentle and patient.. She does very well meeting other dogs and she is fine with cats too. She is a little shy with people at first but she warms up quickly and bonds to her humans. She is relatively low energy. She likes her walks but also likes to hang out on the sofa, or in a comfy dog bed! Plus, she rocks the one ear up, one ear down look like no other! She would do well with any family who wants to give a senior girl a great rest of her life. As you can see, she is very good when she has her bath and nail trim as well!! You can find out more about Gladys and apply to bring her home, at www.grayfaceacres.org.”
“Sassy Salali is looking for her forever home. Salali was brought back to the U.S. from Kuwait, and she just knows she can find her perfect Queendom here! Salali is 2 years old, with a sweet-natured and playful personality. She’s also very vocal, and plans to share her thoughts and dreams with you! Salali is scared of dogs and loud noises due to the rough nature of her life in Kuwait, and would thrive in a calm, patient household as the only pet. Read more about Salali here: http://kingstreetcats.
3509 12th Street, NE courtesy Patrick’s Pet Care
From a press release:
“Patrick’s Pet Care, a leading pet services company in Washington D.C., today announced the grand opening of its second location in Brookland, NE. Located at 3509 12th Street NE. This new locale will bring a medium-to-large dog day school and overnight center to the Brookland community.
Not your typical day care, the day school will offer basic obedience training during the day, as well as evening training courses and overnight boarding. (more…)
This rental is located at 11th and Irving St, NW. The craigslist ad says:
“$1545 1 Bedroom Townhome Basement Two Blocks from Columbia Heights Met
$1545 per month including utilities, unfurnished, one bedroom English basement in the heart of Columbia Heights, available for occupancy ASAP.
In a great part of the neighborhood, the house is located near the nightlife and necessities, and has easy access to the metros, bus lines, bike shares, and Zip Cars.
–The house has 1 bedrooms, 1 baths, living room, kitchen
–In-unit washer and dryer
24th and L Street, NW
Thanks to Payton for sending word from District Hardware & Bike:
“It’s been a great 10 years in Foggy Bottom but it’s time for us to bring a new concept to a new space. But we can’t bring everything! Save 50% on every hardware item with a red, plus big discounts on bikes and accessories. Hurry! We close Sept 15th.
From Celebrate Petworth:
“This Saturday, September 9, come out to the 4th annual Celebrate Petworth Festival! This is a free community festival celebrating the creativity, culture, and people that make up the Petworth community. The festival will run from 11am-5pm and will be on the 800 block of Upshur Street, NW.
In addition to food trucks (listed below) and local vendors, there will be a music performances throughout the day, a dog show competition, 3×3 basketball tournament, and a 5K fun run! A Petworth History Tent will feature storytelling by local residents highlighting the rich cultural history, experiences, landmarks and historical milestones throughout the decades in Petworth. (more…)
Thanks to David Ross for sending:
“This mural is by Nils Westergard and is at corner of Shannon Place and V St. SE in Anacostia. Her name is Charneice Fox Richardson. She’s a DC filmmaker. She also lived in Anacostia as a kid. I wanted it to be of someone local.
It’s all part of a series I’m doing called, If Shannon Could Sing. The main street that runs through is called Shannon Place so it’s a play off of that name. It’ll be an art/music pop up at 1102 V St. SE. Many, many programs coming for the next few months in Anacostia. Exhibits, concerts (free and paid), movie series (free), food series.”
Ed. Note: Will post schedule for event series when it becomes available.
We’re fortunate enough to have a dry weekend ahead of us in DC. With that full weekend of sunshine you should definitely check out some of these picks for open houses, For the entire list click here.
2711 N. Capitol Street NE
Agent: Metro DC Houses
Open Sunday 2-4PM
List Price: $799,900
Brookland Victorian fully remodeled with an in-law suite on the lower level.
5412 1st Street NW
Agent: Brian Cusick
Open Saturday 12-4PM
Open Sunday 12-4PM
List Price: $519,000
Sneakily large Colonial 3-bedroom in Petworth boasting “the exciting development underway on adjacent Kennedy Street.” (more…)