by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office:

“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that today she introduced the Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act of 2019, which would permit the use of marijuana in federally assisted housing, including public housing and Section 8 housing, in compliance with the marijuana laws of the state where the property is located. Under current federal law, the users of drugs that are illegal under federal law, including marijuana, are prohibited from being admitted into federally assisted housing. Federal law also allows landlords to evict residents of federally assisted housing for drug use. Norton says that individuals living in federally assisted housing should not be denied admission, or fear eviction, for using a product legal in their state. Both adult use and medical use of marijuana is currently legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 percent of Americans support legalized medical marijuana. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

Photo: Atlas Brew Works

From a press release:

“The seventh annual Awesome Con returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, April 26, to Sunday, April 28. Before then, guests can visit outstanding area restaurants and bars, including The Capital Burger, City Tap Penn Quarter, Espita Mezcaleria, Iron Horse Tap Room, Jackpot, Lost & Found, Morris American Bar, Moxy Washington, DC Downtown, and Penn Social.

Hop Bot is generously hopped with funky Citra and juicy Mosaic hops. Atlas adds wheat malt to the grain bill of the pale ale to give the beer a robust body and silky mouth feel that perfectly complements the floral and citrus flavors from two of the brewery’s favorite hops. The blend was derived to play off the iconic robot face that has become emblematic of Awesome Con since it began in 2012 and will be used on the cans and tap handles at participating locations.

“We’re so excited to partner with Awesome Con on this exclusive beer,” said Atlas Brew Works Founder & CEO Justin Cox. “Atlas can’t wait to host attendees at the brewery and for the DC community to try this stellar collaboration.” Ron Brister, Vice President of Events at LeftField Media, LLC, producer of Awesome Con, added that, “This convention has always been about the local fans of all kinds of pop culture. It seemed appropriate as we keep growing to partner with an outstanding brand like Atlas to bring some local flavor to the fans.”

For more information on Atlas Brew Works and a full list of venues carrying Hop Bot, visit For more information on Awesome Con or to get tickets to the three-day event visit”

From the Funk Parade:

Funk Parade is proud to announce that Aslin Beer Co. will be releasing “Keepin The Funk Alive” a Funk Parade-themed beer for the 2019 Festival happening on Saturday, May 11th. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

From the D.C. Department of Funk:

Funk Parade season is upon us.  The official theme for the entire 2019 Festival is “Keepin’ The Funk Alive.”  The theme is a celebration of the restored vision and commitment of The MusicianShip to grow the festival into the future, building a bridge to connect our city’s youngest up-and-coming artists and musicians, to DC’s musical history, culture, and its most talented musicians.  Funk Parade 2019 is happening Saturday May 11th. The Festival starts at 1:00pm, the Parade kicks off at 5:00pm and the Night Music Festival begins at 7:00pm. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From a press release:

“We’re bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with our Ireland on The Wharf festival! Celebrate the beauty and tradition of the Emerald Isle with bagpipers, live music, dance performances and a beer garden on District Pier. Sip a pint and enjoy all the fun of a true Irish festival. All ages welcome, must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Slainte! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2019 at 9:45 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

Always a fun time! From MPD:

“On Sunday, February 10, 2019, The Chinese New Year Parade will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the event from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm:

I Street between 5th and 8th Street, NW
8th Street between I and G Street, NW
G Street between 8th and 7th Street, NW
7th Street between G and H Street, NW
H Street between 6th Street and 8th Street, NW

The following streets will be closed from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2019 at 4:15 pm 0

Ed. Note: Well it is gonna be 64 Degrees Tuesday so this better go the way I think it will, groundhog!!

Thanks to Mike for sending:

“Hot coffee, hot chocolate, Potomac Phil cookies, polka dancers, and a stuffed groundhog! What could be better on a Saturday morning in February? See you there!!!!

SAT, FEB 2, 2019 – GROUNDHOG DAY: Potomac Phil, the National Groundhog, will make an appearance and offer weather and political predictions. Phil will let us know whether to expect six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Live accordion music, polka dancers, and Washington’s most famous marmot. Dupont Circle, at the fountain. The ceremony will begin at 8:30AM sharp and conclude before 9AM!

by Prince Of Petworth January 29, 2019 at 11:45 am 0

From Ice Yards:

“Sat, February 2, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Yards Park
355 Water Street, SE

Now in its fifth year, Ice Yards has become the event of the winter season, with revelers enjoying an unparalleled afternoon in DC’s only adult-friendly winter wonderland. Back by popular demand are icy cocktails and local DC brews, interactive ice activities, live music, and more. Your $10 ticket includes (1) wine or beer upon entry. Following an incredible turnout the past few years, this year’s event will feature a bigger footprint with more opportunities to enjoy the frozen fun, including: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2019 at 11:05 am 0

Andrea Bruce on assignment in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
Photo by Jonathan Levinson

From a press release:

“The keynote speakers for this year’s Focus on the Story photo festival include two award- winning former Washington Post photojournalists, as well as the first woman to serve as chief White House photographer.

Leading the May 29 – June 2 festival lineup are Andrea Bruce, who has reported extensively from conflict zones for the Washington Post and other outlets; Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner at the Post who also produced a book chronicling the early days of DC’s punk music scene, and Sharon Farmer, who during the Clinton Administration became the first woman to lead the White House Office of Photography. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

Thanks to Grant for sharing the sad news:

“The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Washington, DC is distraught to announce that the 2019 St. Patrick’s Parade is cancelled.

The Committee is committed to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington DC on March 15, 2020. Fundraisers will still beheld in 2019 to raise the funds necessary to produce the parade in 2020.

Read on to understand why. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From a press release:

Catharsis on the Mall is a First Amendment oriented demonstration the purpose of which is to promote equality and equity for all peoples and to provide cathartic healing for marginalized populations such a indigineous peoples, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming peoples, racial and ethnic minorities, and women. This event is organized by dozens of organizers, artists, justice oriented activists, and movement builders from various reform spaces across the United States. It is a three-day event spanning from Friday November 9th to Sunday November 11th.”

All the details here.


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