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Theater Alliance’s dark comedy, Do You Feel Anger?, captures the office environment at its most absurd.

One coworker who keeps getting mugged down the hall. Another behaves like an actual baby. And somehow, everyone thinks “empathy” is a type of bird. 

Despite all of this, Sofia, played by Maria Simpkins, has been hired to disrupt the toxicity of this office environment. But who is most likely to change — the office, or her?  

Whether you’re already back to your office routine or still working from home, most D.C.-area professionals will find morsels of this workplace comedy that make them laugh — or shudder in horror. 

The all-star cast of Maria Simpkins, Nicklas Aliff, Marissa Liotta, Melissa Carter, Shaq Stewart and James Whalen is directed by Kelly Colburn.  

Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg performs through June 11 at the Anacostia Playhouse. Use special code ANGER at checkout for 20% off all tickets. 

For tickets and information, click here.

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A holiday weekend in the District always means a temporary slowdown in open houses, with only 150 scheduled on the books in total for all 3 days. With a ‘mostly sunny’ outlook with the weather, there’s plenty of time to tour a few homes and still enjoy a BBQ or two. Check out our favorite open houses below and  to see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 1323 Otis Place NW — $899,000 — Columbia Heights
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Kevin Wood
    “This gorgeous renovation of a 1909 Wardman is in a sought-after section of Columbia Heights. The house is located close to Columbia Heights metro, shopping, Target and Washington Sports Club. Enjoy the many quality restaurants nearby, including Makan, El Chucho, Queen’s English, Thip Khao, Little Coco’s and many more! Walk to Giant and Safeway supermarkets. Featuring bedrooms, this move-in ready gem has central air, stunning granite/stainless kitchen, original hardwood floors and huge family room with built-in entertainment center. The house boasts a lovely brick patio and a large yard with mature plantings, as well as a covered front porch. Full-size washer/dryer in the basement.”
  • 1038 Bladensburg Road NE #5 — $629,999 — Trinidad
    Open Sat. 1:15-3:15 p.m. — Tumi Demuren
    “This penthouse unit, the envy of all your friends, gives you 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, with TWO car parking in the back. Wooden floors throughout, beautiful natural light, an open floor plan, high ceilings and speakers in every room for music make this “living on top of the world” experience an exceptional one.”
  • 529 6th Street SE — $1,375,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Denny Horner
    3 BR/2.5 BA interior rowhome was “modernized and expertly renovated in 2017” with a “high-end kitchen and stunning bathrooms” as well as a “combination primary suite with walk-in closet and access to your upper deck.”
  • 1313 Shepherd Street NW — $1,199,000 — Petworth
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — John Murray
    “Meticulously renovated 3-level brick-faced townhouse in Petworth with 5 beds/3.5 baths/sunroom/finished attic storage space/2 parking spaces/front and back yard/patio and deck. Quiet, tree-lined street. Separate finished basement. Transferrable “Two Family Flat” Certificate of Occupancy and Rent Control Exemption Certification provide many options for use of the property.”
  • 1121 G Street NE #2 — $899,000 — H Street Corridor
    Open Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Andres Serafini
    “This totally redeveloped condo with 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, PLUS large den welcomes you with lots of natural light, open floor plan, and shining hardwood floors throughout. The reason this unique Double Wide model is set apart from others in DC is because two properties were combined to create this expansive unit with vast living and entertaining space on one floor.”
  • 45 Sutton Square SW #602 — $875,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 12-2 p.m. — Michael Sobhi
    “A rare opportunity to own one of the most desirable views in the Washington, D.C. area in one of the premier 02 tier direct waterfront units with a private parking spot at The Vio. This stunning luxury condo offers expansive direct views of the Potomac River, the infinity waters edge pool and the Northern Virginia skyline.”
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2 king-sized bedrooms, 3 full baths, $300 monthly condo — a lot for a little at 4525 Georgia Avenue, #1 at Petworth Crossing.

Reasons to make an appointment to see 4525 Georgia Avenue, #1 at Petworth Crossing very soon:

  •     Built in 2018, the gorgeous two-level home combines the best qualities of a detached house with the low-maintenance needs of a 1,550-square-foot condo. 
  •     Two king-size bedrooms on the upper level, both of them ensuite; the owner’s suite boasts two walk-in closets while the guest bedroom has one. 
  •     There are three full baths; the one in the owner’s suite has a a walk-in rain shower and Carrara double vanity.
  •     The large living room opens to a den that is easily converted to a home office, gym, or third bedroom.
  •     The contemporary open floor plan, oversized windows, and sliding glass walls allow an abundance of natural light.
  •     Three outdoor spaces provide opportunities to entertain or simply relax in fresh air.
  •     Bonus Smart Home features; tankless hot water heater; gas stove/oven.
  •     The spacious chef’s kitchen is appointed in stainless steel and marble, with plentiful cabinetry with pull-out shelves.
  •     Five can sit at the centerpiece kitchen island, which has an expansive waterfall-edge.
  •     Assigned off-street parking.
  •     Walking distance to the Petworth area’s restaurants, parks, day-to-day conveniences including Metro.

Did we save the best for last? 

Lowest monthly condo fee in recent memory: $300.

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The desire to move, to seek something new and immerse oneself in the greatest and most sophisticated residences can be fulfilled at D.C.’s newest apartment building.

Every inch has been meticulously constructed with you in mind. As you take a look at the exterior, the 300,000 square foot, 13-story, 244-unit has already grown its roots in the community and is setting the standard for luxury living in the Ballpark District of the Navy Yard.

Long lines throughout the home form intimate and functional spaces suited for anyone seeking a private oasis. The floor plans feature many contemporary finishes and range from studios to duplex penthouses.

Luxurious kitchens feature Blomberg stainless steel appliances, a panel front Bosch dishwasher and Brizo Litze pull down faucet. Refined, classic materials, such as rich wood finish soft-close cabinets, shimmering quartz countertops and backsplashes, islands with waterfall edges and a built-in microwave elevate the overall space.

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Meet Brisia Cedillos, a cleaner at Well-Paid Maids.

She joined the team in August 2019, took a break during COVID, and is now back and cleaning homes.

Before joining the team, Brisia had experience cleaning professionally, so she decided to apply to Well-Paid Maids due, in part, to its mission and benefits — $22 an hour starting wage, insurance, employer-paid commuting, paid time off and more.

“Not all cleaning companies have these benefits, and they implement new benefits every year,” she says.

She also loves that Well-Paid Maids recognizes her hard work and enjoys the sense of freedom as a member of the team. Basically, you can be your own boss, Brisia describes. 

She receives her schedule via email with plenty of time to plan and prepare. It includes instructions and specific preferences for each client. Then, instead of trekking to an office to check in, she can clock in and out on her phone.

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If you’re like most people, you’d rather not waste hours getting your car serviced. That’s why so many are turning to local start-up CarCare To Go for all their car needs.

They provide maintenance, all repairs, even detailing for all brands. And every appointment comes with a free valet pick-up and return of your vehicle from home.

It’s as easy as ordering groceries online.

And to help you actually afford those groceries, they are offering a crazy deal for first-time clients: $20.22 for an oil change. No catch. Seriously. It even covers synthetic oil. Use coupon code FIRST20 when you book.

But what you might love even more than the free valet, competitive pricing, 12k- or 12-month warranty, free light-clean with every appointment is just how darn nice the people who work there are. Which might just explain why their average review is 5.0 stars and clients are writing reviews like the one below.

Great experience overall. CarCare To Go picked up the vehicle on time, quickly diagnosed the issues that needed to be addressed immediately (clogged sunroof drainline, brake fluid replacement), and recommended services that could wait. Extremely communicative throughout, providing frequent updates. Clear and reasonable pricing. Returned the vehicle on time and in excellent condition. 10/10, will use them again for regular maintenance as it saved me at least 2 hours getting to/from my usual place. – Owen

You’ll wonder why you ever took care of your car any other way. Learn more here.

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Is now still a good time to buy? What type of loan should you get? What are the steps in the process?

Buying your first home is challenging and it’s hard to know where to begin. We offer a simple, informative, fun and free virtual workshop with you in mind. Get your mortgage loan questions answered from a local mortgage lender. Learn what strategies can give you an edge in this competitive housing market. You will even get to learn from the experience of a recent first time home buyer.

Take the first step to homeownership and get yourself educated!

Sign Up Today at GreenLineRE.com/homebuyerworkshop.

The market is HOT! There are more than 400 open houses scheduled across the District this weekend alone. If you are thinking about buying a home, this is your weekend to find it. We’ve selected some favorites below and to see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 529 6th Street SE — $1,375,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Denny Horner
    “Experience Capitol Hill in all its glory (within the coveted Brent Elementary boundary) in this turn-of-the-century home modernized and expertly renovated in 2017. The unique side entrance provides extra privacy and security as you enter your new, deceivingly large, home. The main level offers a mix of grand original details and first-rate updates, evident in the classic wood flooring in the living and dining areas to the superior updates in the kitchen and bonus room leading to your private outdoor spaces. The quality construction of your new home is evident throughout, with your high-end kitchen and stunning bathrooms. Your main level living is entertainer ready with a huge gourmet kitchen, spacious dining area and living room with wood-burning fireplace and custom build-ins, and bonus room with half-bath leading to your paved patio (brick and bluestone) and secure parking. Storage is abundant on both levels and outdoor, including a walk-through shed. Upstairs you’ll enjoy 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including a combination primary suite with walk-in closet and access to your upper deck. Both bathrooms upstairs, the kitchen and bonus room all have heated flooring, and the primary bathroom has a steam shower! Having the space is great, but with your new home’s location, you have more options to enjoy life on the Hill than you can imagine. Access to Eastern Market, Barracks Row, multiple parks, The Wharf, The Navy Yard, metro, grocery stores, pharmacies, amazing restaurants, and shops all around, but on a quiet street. Come visit and fall in love!”
  • 2114 N Street NW #14 — $429,000 — Dupont
    Open Sat. 1-4 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Ricardo Vasquez
    “Welcome to The Preston House, this boutique condominium, was originally built in 1926 and was completely redone in 1986. It’s located on a quiet, tree-lined street. This unit is above grade on the first floor, one of only three duplexes in the 28-unit structure covering four floors.”
  • 1905 Naylor Road SE — $599,900 — Anacostia
    Open Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Tohmai Smith
    “This beautiful townhome has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1824 square feet of amazing living space. Located in the coveted community of Randle Heights in Anacostia. This home has been elegantly renovated from top to bottom with an open floor concept with eye catching details.”
  • 1629 L Street NE #005 — $269,000 — Trinidad
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. — Arial Pegues
    “This charming two bedroom boasts fresh paint and recently updated features throughout. This is a basement unit with lots of flair.”
  • 800 4th Street SW #N612 — $357,500 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Monique Van Blaricom
    “This spacious 1-bedroom condo is flooded with natural light and features an open layout kitchen with updated granite countertops and breakfast bar, perfect for entertaining. Updated floors, upgraded bathroom vanity with a quartz countertop, large walk-in closet, fresh paint, and thoughtful built-ins in the living space complete this stunning unit.”
  • 5208 Bass Place SE — $$569,990 — Marshall Heights
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Denise Greene
    “Welcome home to this historic and magnificently restored modern, cottage-style home in the heart of Marshall Heights where First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt first visited in 1934. This true turnkey gem awaits your dwelling!”
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On Saturday, June 18, come join your neighbors in for the 14th Annual Columbia Heights Day!

After a few years hiatus, District Bridges is bringing back this beloved community festival. Rather than a street closure, there will be four activation zones throughout the neighborhood, each celebrating a unique element of Columbia Heights.

At each zone, neighbors can enjoy local food and vendors, live music, and family friendly entertainment. In addition to the zones, neighborhood businesses will be activating right outside their storefronts.

“Our goal for this festival is to celebrate all Columbia Heights has to offer with fun, engaging activities throughout the entire neighborhood on June 18th”, says Brianne Dornbush, Executive Director of District Bridges. “For the last few years, supporting our communities has looked like staying home and connecting virtually to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe through the pandemic. But now, as we are able to start gathering in person again, we are thrilled to be able to create events like Columbia Heights Day where residents and visitors can meet and connect once again.”

The 2022 Columbia Heights Day Festival will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 and is sponsored by Amazon, Eddie Suarez, Helbiz, Bird, and District Church (as of May, 13).

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