Washington, DC

From a press release:

“Curious folk dancers from all over the country will converge on Dupont Circle on January 4 and 5 for Bal DC, the United States’ first festival for bal folk, French traditional dancing. The American bal folk scene has been underground for decades, so the announcement has brought musicians and dancers from as far as Texas, Washington State, and Scotland.

Bal folk festivals in Western Europe draw crowds of thousands. You might think you’re at a pop music festival except for the instruments: bands rev up dancers with bagpipes, accordions, and hurdy-gurdies, buzzing string instruments played by turning a crank. Nights feature a mix of dances, including partner dances, circles, and chains. Bal DC will be more intimate than European festivals, but will combine the same thrilling music with simple, satisfying dances. Read More


On Monday we shared the news that “A community-centric coffeehouse” was coming to the former Filter space in Dupont. Turns out it is indeed the same folks from P Street. STAY TUNED for updates as they get closer to opening.


2150 P Street, NW

Yesterday readers noticed that Soho Tea & Coffee’s windows had been papered over, but like the Larry’s Lounge debacle – all is well! Soho Tea & Coffee now posts on their Facebook:

“Dear customers,

Happy Thanksgiving. May the warm glow of autumn surround you as you celebrate the holiday with family & friends.

Soho is closed during the holiday week.

Painting and changing the furniture.”


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