Washington, DC


900 7th Street, NW

Fresh on the heels of the BBB/World Market closing sales announced (as well as La Tasca closing) comes news, miraculously, of something coming to Chinatown.

Thanks to Kristen for letting us know who’s coming to the long vacant Ping Pong Dim Sum space.

Howl at the Moon’s Facebook says:

“Come sing, dance and howl as the most versatile and talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits on pianos, guitars and more in a high-energy show! Read More

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3401 K St NW (Water St.)

Ed. Note: The Berliner only opened up next door/underneath Gypsy Sally’s about a year ago. I haven’t heard if the building sale/condo conversion will affect them. Stay tuned.

Thanks to all who messaged us. I keep forgetting to post this from Gypsy Sally’s:

As you may have heard, our landlord recently sold the building where we have resided since 2013. It will be developed into condominiums. With great sadness, Gypsy Sally’s will have its final load-out on January 5th, 2020. Until then, we plan on conducting business as usual with a full calendar of great music for you to enjoy. Stay tuned for info in the coming weeks regarding John Kadlecik’s plans for our final show. It is only fitting that John should preside over our send off, and we are honored that he will be hosting our closing festivities. Read More

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6916 4th Street, NW

From an email:

“Takoma Station Tavern was the site of a great jazz scene in the 80’s and 90’s, when jazz luminaries like Wynton Marsalis graced the stage and local jazz heroes like Paul Carr and Marshall Keys were a regular presence. In the mid-90’s, the club changed formats to R&B and go-go. But great jazz is making a return to the club, located at 6916 4th St. NW in Takoma DC near the Takoma metro stop. Read More

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3548 14th Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on the sad news from The Pinch:

“They say all good things must come to an end… Sadly after nearly 8 great years The Pinch will be closing it’s doors. We’ve enjoyed our time spent here in Columbia Heights and getting to know our neighbors and friends and would love to see you all before we go! Our last night will be Tuesday 10/22/19!

The Pinch opened here back in mid-2012. Previously the space was home to El Salvadorena. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.

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15th/16th and W Street, NW. Photo by Stan Engelbretson

From an email:

“Washington Concert Opera & Washington Parks and People Presents the 3rd Annual Opera Outside on Saturday, September 28, 2019

Washington Concert Opera and Washington Parks & People are pleased to present the Third Annual Opera Outside, a casual outdoor concert on the upper field of Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park featuring performances by soprano Vanessa Becerra, baritone Benjamin Taylor, and pianist David Hanlon.

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Come and go as you please, and come as you are. Bring your children and pets! Bring a blanket and/or chairs so you can enjoy the music in comfort! Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m a local musician and wanted to tell you about my DC-baed 501c3 nonprofit for female musicians, ProjectHERA. Our mission is to support, empower, and promote women of all ages in music. We are hosting our 3rd annual HERA Music Festival on Sunday, September 22, at City Winery DC from 12-9pm. This is an all-ages, family friendly event highlighting female musicians with performances by full bands, acoustic artists and DJs! Read More

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1353 H Street, NE

Update from Rock and Roll Hotel: “December and January are notoriously slow. We have national acts confirmed that cannot yet be announced. Not sure where this rumor is coming from, but it is false and they are misinformed.

NYE 2020 goes on sale at Noon Today which was already scheduled. Our normal programming of rooftop open and 2nd floor DJs are all in place.”

As of 12:10pm they just added to their calendar:

“November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am – January 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
DC Djs – 2nd Floor – Free

Rock & Roll Hotel’s legendary dance floor keeps moving and shaking with a wide range of Top 40, anthems, and dance hits brought to you by some of DC’s finest Djs! 2ND FLOOR | FREE | 10PM – 3AM | 21+”

OK, I’m not saying it’s time to freak out right now but I’m not saying stay perfectly calm either. Because this is odd. I got a tip that Rock and Roll Hotel could be closing by the end of the year. The tipster has a very good record but was only 50/50 on this. So keep that in mind. At any rate back in 2013 we first noted that the building was listed for sale. I hadn’t heard much since then. But then the tipster wrote in. And now is the curious part. Read More

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