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by Prince Of Petworth November 26, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

No one ever gets bored of hashing out the endless cyclists vs. drivers vs. pedestrians debate, but I wanted to quibble–nay, scream about a feature of cycling etiquette that I don’t see discussed much. I’ve been riding my bike regularly in the city for 5+ years now, whether it’s getting to work, running errands on weekends, shopping and bars, etc. I’m accustomed to using both bike lanes and street lanes in various parts of the city.

I’m female. Without fail, at least once per trip, I’ll be waiting at a red stoplight, when another (usually male) cyclist comes in behind me, sidles around me so they’re in front, then stops directly ahead of me, waiting for the light to change. It’s as if they’re assuming they will be fastest once the light turns, and that assumption grants the right to whiz past everyone else who’s waiting and position themselves at the front.

What kills me is that, at least when it comes to me, they’re usually wrong. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

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From a press release:

“On Thanksgiving Day, Arthur Capper residents and their families will gather for a traditional dinner hosted by Edgewood Management, the management company for the Arthur Capper Senior Building, and the building’s owners, Urban Atlantic and Forest City, as well as the Community Services Foundation, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, Kaliwa, PN Hoffman, and The Anthem.

The Arthur Capper Thanksgiving Day event will be held at The Anthem at The Wharf, with the meal prepared by Cathal Armstrong, chef and owner of Kaliwa.

The event will run from 1:00PM-3:30PM on Thursday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day).”

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…)


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