From a GoFundMe:
“These young men are chasing their dreams to qualify for the USA Boxing Team and earn a spot on the 2020 Olympic Boxing Team. These young men will be traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah. We leave December 2nd and return December 9th. Please help them with a generous donation that will help with making dreams come true. All donations are appreciated. Thank you from the Headbangers Boxing Team.”
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From the National Gallery of Art:
“The 2018-2019 ice-skating season at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink will begin November
17 Monday the 19th and continue through March 10, weather permitting. Located on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, the ice rink remains a favorite DC destination, attracting thousands of visitors each year. (more…)
via D.C. United
— D.C. United (@dcunited) October 22, 2018
The Post reports:
“D.C. (14-11-8) is in fifth place, but with another victory next Sunday at eliminated Chicago, it would ascend another step and host a first-round playoff match Oct. 31 or Nov. 1. Fifth or sixth place would send United on the road.”
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From a press release:
“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host the Stanley Cup in her congressional office on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., in 2136 Rayburn House Office Building (First Floor). Fans can arrive at Norton’s office beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will be admitted in groups of four. Norton introduced a resolution congratulating the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup, the first championship in team history. (more…)
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From the Washngton Capitals:
“Today, Monumental Sports & Entertainment along with Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that Capital One Arena will broadcast the 2018 Washington Capitals Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony and home opener against the Boston Bruins on the G Street outdoor video board on Wednesday, October 3.
The Capital One Arena video board located above McDonald’s on G Street will broadcast live both the pregame banner raising ceremony and the game against the Boston Bruins. (more…)
Good news for football fans in north country from Moreland’s Tavern:
“This Sunday we will have Singers Significant Meats join us in the kitchen. Chef has created some awesome specials including a Pastrami Egg Sandwich, Reuben Sliders, and Brisket Tacos. We will have 5 TV’s showing 5 different games at the upstairs bar, including our new 100in projection screen. Drink specials every week will be $5 DC Brau, $5 Terrapin’s, $4 Miller Lite as well as $5 Bloody Marys.”
5501 14th Street, NW at Colorado/Kennedy
And for folks around U Street: Don’t Call it a Comeback, The Prospect is back:
“They will be open Thursday night -Sunday night for football season and most likely for March Madness. The food menu, for the time being, is much smaller until they get up to full speed.
Grab a seat at the bar & enjoy a ice cold beer with some of our signature Wings!”
1214 U Street, NW
courtesy Tourism Authority of Thailand
From an email:
“The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is debuting Rumble in DC, an incredible Muay Thai tournament, on Tuesday, September 26th from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building.
This free event will feature a traditional Muay Thai match, and guests will also have the chance to witness a Wai Kru performance (a Thai ritual performed before the match to show respect), enjoy delicious Thai cuisine from local vendors, pamper themselves with a Thai massage and even get a temporary Thai tattoo at the TAT booth at the event.
Please join the Tourism Authority of Thailand and experience the magic of Thai culture and traditions.”
Summed up nicely by the Washington Mystics:
“FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY THE WASHINGTON MYSTICS ARE GOING TO THE WNBA FINALS.” (more…)
Friends and I attended our first DC United game ever at the new Audi field last Wednesday, and we had a great time and decided to return for Sunday’s game against Atlanta. On our return visit, one of my friends and I showed up toting the exact same purses as we had brought in on Wednesday with no issues, but on Sunday we were turned away after the security people compared our purses to a plastic rectangle they were holding, telling us our bags were too large. We were directed to go around the stadium and deposit our purses into storage, which of course cost an additional $15 per locker. Friends (all the women in our group were turned away) and I spent 20 minutes waiting in this line–which was of course all women, along with a few male companions–and by the time we got to our seats, we had missed 28 minutes of the game. So all in all, I was charged an additional $15 and missed 30% of the match of my $60 tickets, or $33 in total from this ridiculous policy.
Apparently this has been Audi Field’s bag policy since the stadium opened in July, but I see several issues: (more…)