by Prince Of Petworth September 24, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

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A liquor license application for a restaurant to be named says:

“New Class “C” Restaurant offering fast-casual Greek food with a Sidewalk Café endorsement with 90 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 708 with seating for 330 patrons. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Live Entertainment and Dancing indoors only.”

Updates when more is known.

via google maps

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm 0

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Ed. Note: To be clear, OP is kidding around with this note, I mean it happened but obviously she is kidding around. I preface this because history has taught me that some will be confused.

“Dear PoPville,

I may have fallen for someone this weekend… I can’t stop thinking about this guy I encountered in Rock Creek Park. (Fair warning: this might be long, but why should love have a character limit?)

It was a beautiful Sunday in the park, and people were out picnicking, biking, hiking, running, and walking. As I ran past Peirce Mill, a cyclist caught my eye – swarthy, lean, coral shorts. Fortunately the opportunity to initiate contact presented itself: he had sped by the sign instructing cyclists to walk their bikes. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2018 at 12:40 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do in D.C. This Weekend (8/24 – 8/26)

Bollywood, beer, and dragon boats.

Photo by Beau Finley


CRANK IT UP…Come rock out at a punk rock-themed karaoke get-together at Black Cat. Belt out some Ramones tunes and lose your voice without fear, because it all benefits Girls Rock! D.C. The group sends girls and trans and non-binary kids to rock music camp, where they practice their skills with experienced teachers and learn to be true rockstars.

JAM ON…Are you excited for Outessa? It’s a female-forward music festival geared toward the outdoors, and it’ll be hosted next month. In the meantime, join the hosts REI at their spot for a music preview by DJ Damn Kham, cocktails from Lyon Distilling Company, and some snacks. Bonus: They’ll be giving away tickets to the festival!

CRAZY RICH ASIANS…Have you seen Crazy Rich Asians yet? The film follows Rachel Chu as she travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family…and it turns out they’re rich. Like, crazy rich. You can catch the blockbuster hit tonight at the National Museum of American History, but they’ll be showing it with subtitles, a great addition for those with hearing problems or who are learning English.

ANDGet your jazz in the garden onHit up a market in Southwest¡Muévelo!...Listen to some 80s and 90s house/technoPeter Bradley Adams at Union StageCelebrate the wine harvestMake a classic German back-to-school craft(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

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From a press release:

“Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets presents its 9th Annual 17th Street Festival, a free community event celebrating the shops, restaurants, and services of 17th Street. The 17th Street Festival will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. in the 1500-1600 blocks of 17th Street, NW. The festival includes a wide variety of street vendors, including artists, makers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, kids’ activities and entertainment – rain or shine. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

My fiancé and I are getting married on 10/27 at Carnegie Institue and we are having a hell of a time finding a day of coordinator for our wedding. We are super organized and have most everything already panned out, we are just needing someone to help keep things running smooth the day of. Any recommendations?”

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

What to Do in D.C. This Weekend (8/10 – 8/12)

Pop-up bars, classic films, and coffee.

Photo by Tim Brown


PARTY IN THE GARDEN…The Enid A. Haupt Garden is between the Museum of African Art and the Freer|Sackler Galleries, and it’ll be bumpin’ tonight for an after-hours event. Come by for late-night access to the African and Asian art exhibits, music by a DJ, cocktails, talks by the curators, a photo booth, and African and Asian-inspired food.

LARP IT UP…Get your Asian pop culture fix in at this weekend’s Otakon convention. Friday through Sunday, come by for all things anime, manga, film, music, video games–you name it. Not only can you listen to the music from Final Fantasy performed live, you can also see an MMA demonstration, LARP while dressed up as your favorite characters, and check out art.

JUST KEEP PADDLIN’…This is kind of like a triathlon, except way more lowkey and way more fun. Run, Paddle, Repeat is an event where you run a mile to the Capital Riverfront, then stand-up paddle board for 30 minutes, then run another mile. No training required, and you can always stay longer to paddle board, if you like.

FALL FEST…The East of the River Fall Fest in Anacostia brings together live performances, go-go music, and free Caribbean food. There’ll be a drive for back-to-school supplies, too, as well as HIV testing.

ANDHot Chip at U Street Music HallJam at a 90s dance partyDance to disco at City WineryMeditate with a gongJazz in the GardenTake a beer-tasting tour at BluejacketCatch anime film In This Corner of the WorldEast Coast and West Coast wine face-offListen to stories told by refugeesPlay board games at the Potter’s House(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Stand-up comedy, performance art, and the Titanic’s menu.

Photo by Zach Cockrum


THE DOVE…Inspired by the storytelling show the Moth, the Dove is a show that shares stories of hope and peace. This is the third event in the series, and its will focus on personal stories tied to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Co-sponsored by the New Story Leadership for the Middle East, this night at Busboys & Poets will feature six young storytellers from Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.

LOL…The Upright Citizens Brigade is the New York-based improv group that got big names like Amy Poehler and Kate McKinnon started. The group is at Wooly Mammoth this month to perform its show Damned If You Do. The show gets an audience member on-stage to share his or her life’s story, then they use that to launch the off-the-cuff performance.

ANDYes at Warner TheatreYoga with live musicA Flying Dog tap takeoverBoxing and yoga at LululemonLadies: learn to be okay with agingAn all-women stand-up show...A free week at a coworking spot(more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 26, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

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From a press release:

“In celebration of the 2018 MLB All-Star Week activities hosted this year at Nationals Park, guests can enjoy the All-Star Summer Event Series held along the Anacostia waterfront at Yards Park

WHAT: The Capitol Riverfront BID and The Yards, Washington, D.C.’s premier waterfront neighborhood located next to the Washington Nationals Ballpark at the Capitol Riverfront, announces they’re hosting an All-Star Summer Event Series in celebration of the 2018 MLB All-Star Week. Taking place from Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15, events include an instagrammable All-Star installation throughout Yards Park and Canal Park, outdoor baseball-themed movie viewings, concerts, and the All-Star Summer Riverfest complete with a real-life sandlot, games galore, and live music from White Ford Bronco. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

5405 Georgia Avenue, NW looking south towards Macombo Lounge at Jefferson Street

Back in December we shared some mouth watering Scuttlebutt that the folks from Bloomingdale’s Showtime Bar, across the street from Boundary Stone on Rhode Island Ave., had plans to open up a second spot in Brightwood Park on Georgia Ave (photo above.) [Showtime opened in Bloomingdale back in 2013 and is perennially placed on all the ‘best of’ lists around town.] A week ago I reported that Neptune Room was coming to 5405 Georgia Avenue, NW and because the liquor license placard listed the prolific Andrew Kline as attorney, I suspected this might be the rumored Showtime spot. And now a local food blog confirms it is indeed the Showtime folks: “Team Showtime confirmed”.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Ed. Note: Sweet. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Photo by Flickr user Nikoo’s Photos

Friday, May 11

FILM FEST: Today kicks off the 2018 Asian Pacific American Film Festival, which runs through Sunday. Throughout the weekend, there will be several short and full-length film screenings, many by local Asian Pacific American artists. From action movies to romance to documentaries, there’s a little something for everyone. (Navy Memorial, times and prices vary)

CRYSTAL BALLER: Look into the future tonight at the Embassy Row Hotel — there will be a psychic doing a tarot card reading at happy hour. Get there for a Q&A about fortune telling, and afterwards, you can ask the psychic one question and get a personal reading. Don’t like what she says? Don’t worry — there’s a bar. (Embassy Row Hotel, 6 – 9 p.m., $30)

PHOTO SHOW: Exposed DC is hosting its 12th annual photography show at Dupont Underground, and the kickoff party is tonight. Come check out work by local photographer while listening to music with cocktails. The former underground trolley station is a sight to see on its own, but the photographs projected throughout its walls won’t hurt, either. (Dupont Underground, 6 – 10 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door)

MAMA’S LOVE: Need a present for mom? Do something last-minute Mother’s Day shopping at the Lemon Collective this evening. The spot will be hosting local florists who’ll help you put together the perfect bouquet for all the mamas in your life. Better yet, the money goes toward a local charity. (The Lemon Collective, 6 – 9 p.m.)

MORE: Animezing!: Ocean Waves (Embassy of Japan, 6:30 – 8 p.m., FREE), Waterfront Patio Party (Osteria Morini, 5 – 7 p.m.), Georgetown Comedy Show (Chinese Disco, 7 – 9:30 p.m.), Literary Cocktails: We, The Children of Cats (Petworth Citizen, 7 – 12 midnight), Brewmaster Tours: Beer Tastings and Tours (Heurich House, 5 – 6:30 p.m., $30), Warby Parker Grand Opening (Union Station, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.), World War II at Sea: A Global History (National Archives Building, 12 noon – 1 p.m.), Reel Affirmations Monthly LGBTQ Film Series’ Cocktails & Cinema (Human Rights Campaign, 6 – 7 p.m.)

Photo by Victoria Pickering

Saturday, May 12

FUNK YOU UP: DC, it’s time to get funky. After a funding scare, the DC Funk Parade is officially back for another year! Wind your way through the U Street neighborhood to catch local music acts and performers that are all about DC cultural pride; ticketed events will take place later at venues throughout the area. Don’t miss the actual parade — it kicks off at 5 p.m. (Locations, times, and prices vary) (more…)


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