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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”.


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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…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 7, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

By: Mimi Montgomery

Photo by Joe Flood

MONDAY, MAY 7

TASTES LIKE IT SOUNDS:  Mixt&pe is a cocktail competition where local bartenders face off to see who can create the tastiest concoctions. The catch? Each mixologist has to pick two music albums, pick a song from each, and use them as the inspiration for the drink. It’s a good as it sounds (literally). (Service Bar, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.)

PROOF: The play Proof won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, and there will be a staged reading of the production tonight by the Shakespeare Theatre Company. The drama follows two sisters as they come together after the death of their father to settle his affairs and search for familial unity in the aftermath. (National Academy of Sciences, 7:30 p.m., FREE)

GET FUNKY: The Funk Parade is this weekend, but you can start getting excited now. The Kennedy Center will host a dance preview tonight that’s 100 percent funk. Come take a trip through time with the dance style that celebrates the history of DC’s music and arts. (Millennium Stage, 6 p.m., FREE)

MORE: Bike Commuting 101 (The Velo Cafe, 6 – 7 p.m., FREE), Sip + Savor Yoga Social Mondays (Wunder Garten at NoMA, 6 – 7 p.m., $18), Panda Bear with Geologist (9:30 Club, 7 – 11 p.m., $25), Kygo (The Anthem, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., $55 – $75), Learn to Use a Sewing Machine (Petworth Library, 7 – 9 p.m., FREE), The Puppet Lobby (Brookland Artspace Lofts, 8 – 9 p.m., FREE), Revolution in the Air (Busboys and Poets – 5th & K, 6:30 – 8 p.m., FREE), ReDiscovery Reading (Shakespeare Theatre Company, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., FREE), John Lewis Gaddis: On Grand Strategy (Politics and Prose: The Wharf, 7 – 8 p.m., FREE), Brandon Garrett: End of Its Rope (Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., FREE)

Photo by Flickr user Mr.TinDC

TUESDAY, MAY 8

BEER DINNER: Local craft brewery DC Brau will host a multi-course dinner highlighting its brews at Matchbox. You’ll get a glass of its pils and enjoy passed appetizers before sitting down to a dinner of pea soup with grilled shrimp, a spring vegetable salad, roasted pork belly, and–best off all–beeramisu for dessert. (Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro, 6 – 8:30 p.m., $65) (more…)

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


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“Dear PoPville,

I recently parked in a street cleaning zone when I shouldn’t have. Totally my fault but I’m new to car ownership in the district. When I realized my car had been towed I called DC parking enforcement in a panic and learned that they’d only towed it less than a block away. At first I was relieved not to have to go out to a tow yard somewhere but then I realized they’d still managed to gouge the hell out of my back bumper–8 deep scratches several inches long. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 28, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


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“Dear PoPville,

Four years ago, my husband purchased a renovated, single family home in a residential neighborhood where property values are on the rise. The problem is that over the last few years, our next door neighbors have completely neglected to take care of their house. They have visible holes in their roof where we can see squirrels nested, their lawn is a mess, they hoard broken furniture and other large items on their front porch and in a huge pile in their back yard, their fence is falling over, and worst of all, they have a broken down food truck that has been sitting in their backyard for several years (blown-out tires, cracked windows). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 7, 2018 at 10:55 am 0


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From a press release:

“Mayor Bowser announced that Washington, DC has been named a “Gold” Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, making the District the largest city on the East Coast to receive the designation.

“As we continue to improve and expand our bike infrastructure and make cycling a dynamic component of our city’s transportation network, this award is a testament to how far the District has come,” said Mayor Bowser. “Through smart investments that are helping us meet the needs of more residents and commuters, we continue to build a safer, stronger DC.”

Washington, DC earned Gold status based on a number of factors, including: the percentage of residents who bike to work (2nd nationally among large cities); the amount of bike lanes, cycletracks, and multi-use trails in the city; and Capital Bikeshare, which has 4,000 bikes at 270 stations in Washington, DC and more than 400 stations throughout the region. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0


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From ALERT DC:

“The National Weather Service has extended the High Wind Warning from Friday, 3/2/2018 12:00 AM to Saturday, 3/3/2018 6:00 AM EST for the District of Columbia and the surrounding area.

Winds will be from the NW 25 to 40 mph with gusts around 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds will be Friday morning through Friday evening.

Downed trees, power lines, and widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 28, 2018 at 9:15 am 0


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by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2018 at 9:15 am 0


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