From an email:
“How lame is it that the keynote speaker to this year’s White House Correspondents’ dinner is boring old historian Ron Chernow?? Wouldn’t you rather see a sharp-tongued and super woke comedian like, say, Haywood Turnipseed Jr. whose performed at the Kennedy Center take the stage? Wouldn’t it be fun if The Donald himself made an appearance??
Forget the Nerd Prom the night before, The Unofficial Correspondents’ Dinner is a first-of-its-kind Political Roast show that will feature a constituency of DC’s best comedians, in character, for a bipartisan bashing of epic proportions. (more…)
1805 18th Street, NW
Last week I mentioned that the original Mandu space gutted by fire nears reopening as Anju, Korean Restaurant and Pub. The liquor license placard is calling for longer hours Sunday through Thursday 11:30am – 1:00am, Friday and Saturday 11:30am – 2am. Which is good. But still looks like a bit of a ways to go before opening: (more…)
From an email:
“The new Y2K pop up bar was designed and built by two local female artists. Anna Pineapple and Kira Tai are the founders of Pineapple Tai Entertainment, a boutique arts and entertainment company.
The pop up bar features a 2000 New Year’s Eve ball drop, Lisa Frank tribute wall, a retro game room, and hundreds of collectible items from the late 90s and early 2000s. Among the things you’ll see on the bar: all 5 of the *NSYNC marionette dolls, flip phones, hit clips, furbies, Macintosh computers, and all your favorite forgotten movies, artists, and books.
The bar tops and tables are covered with hand cut and arranged magazine clips and photos from 1995-2005. There are over 1,000 CDs on the walls and hung from the ceiling.
There are themed cocktails on the menu including Spiced Girls, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Baby Phat, and Kill Bill. Food is also served from the restaurant downstairs, Rewind.”
More details from the press release: (more…)
2100 P Street, NW formerly Scion
From a press release:
“The owners of beloved Georgetown mainstay Peacock Cafe are excited to announce the debut of their new modern Persian restaurant, Vintage78, opening this spring (2100 P Street NW).
Co-owners and brothers Chef Maziar Farivar and Shahab Farivar are finally bringing the flavors of their native Iran in a first-of-its-kind in Washington Persian restaurant boasting a modern setting and a full-service wine and bar program. (more…)
“Later this month, Metro will begin work to install a specially designed canopy over the north entrance of Dupont Circle station, the transit authority announced today. The canopy will enhance safety and convenience by protecting riders from precipitation on the system’s sixth longest escalators, which are 190 feet long and rise 95 vertical feet from the station mezzanine to street level.
When installation is complete early next year, the canopy will protect customers and the escalators themselves from the negative impacts of rain, ice, and snow, which have fallen into the original escalators since the station opened in 1977. Current escalator regulations require that any new escalators be covered from the elements, so installation of a canopy will allow for the eventual replacement of the escalators when they reach the end of their useful current service life.
Dupont Circle’s north entrance’s unique size and shape posed an engineering and design challenge because it is significantly larger than other Metro station entrances. (more…)
Kate Raudenbush’s Axis Mundi
“Join the Golden Triangle BID for an artists’ talk and walking tour of Layers + Lines with artists Nekisha Durrett and Kate Raudenbush. The artists will discuss the inspiration for their artworks and their creative processes. Both dates (Saturday, April 13 and Monday, April 15 at 11 a.m.) event are free and open to the public. Each talk and tour will last approximately 1 hour and start at the Connecticut Avenue overlook.”
From a press release:
“The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) opens Layers + Lines, a new public art exhibition on Connecticut Avenue, on April 4, 2019. Bringing together two pieces of art, Up ’til Now by DC-based artist Nekisha Durrett and Axis Mundi by NYC-based artist Kate Raudenbush, the exhibition explores the layers of history in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, the geometries of our built environment, and the lines connecting us to our community. (more…)
via google maps
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in reference to Sexual Abuse offenses that occurred on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in the 1200 Block of 20th Street, Northwest.
At approximately 11:00 pm, the suspect approached the victims at the listed location. The suspect engaged in sexual contact with five victims. The suspect assaulted a sixth victim and attempted to force them to engage in a sexual act. The suspect then took the victim’s property. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers. (more…)