photo by Emma K Alexandra

From the Smithsonian’s National Zoo:

“In the event of a government shutdown on Oct. 1, Smithsonian museums, research centers and the Zoo will remain OPEN through at least Oct. 7. The Smithsonian can use prior-year funds still available to us to remain open. Visit here for updates.”


“Dear PoPville,

DC saying, sorry, we may have told you that you don’t have led pipes but we may have been wrong….and figure it out for yourself and sure we can send you a water test if you specifically ask, seems grossly irresponsible and not at all of a reasonable response…” Read More


Another week with a massive list of 400+ DC Open Houses. While many are in the $800k+ range, there’s still a decent variety of everything from studio units to detached homes. Take a look at our favorite open houses below and to see the complete Open House List, click here.

  • 217 R Street NW — $1,000,000 — Bloomingdale
    Open Sat. 2-4 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Jordan Parker
    “Located in the heart of the action, we invite you to view 217 R Street NW. This beautiful home features 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, with an English basement located in the well sought-out neighborhood of Bloomingdale. This beautiful home features the perfect blend of historic charm and modern amenities. This property features a separately entranced English Basement perfect for tenants or AirBnB, original bricked-front, sun-drenched rooms, gleaming hardwood floors, an open main level floor-plan and a full-sized kitchen in the English Basement. Nestled just less than a 2-minute walk from the 90 & 92 Metro Bus stop and 20 minute walk to U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station this property is a commuters dream! Explore the lively bars along U Street & 14th street and enjoy the Sunday Farmers market just one block away. Don’t miss this opportunity to make this charming row home your own!”
  • 1451 S Carolina Ave SE — $925,000 — Hill East
    Open Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — James Thomley
    “Charming 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Home with Enchanting Backyard Retreat in Capitol Hill: Nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill, this delightful 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath home seamlessly blends classic charm with modern comforts.”
  • 1417 Leegate Road NW — $1,199,000 — Shepherd Park
    Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Andrew Essreg
    “SPECTACULAR SHEPHERD PARK DETACHED HOME ON GORGEOUS LANDSCAPED LOT NEAR ROCK CREEK NATIONAL PARK. Don’t miss this truly special opportunity to become the new owners of this stylish + functional 1951 brick home that spans 3 well configured levels. And while pictures say a thousand words, the many unique spaces of this property show even better in person, and are certainly worth your time to visit.”
  • 1032 5th Street NE #2 — $975,000 — NoMa
    Open Sat. 12-2 p.m. — Molly Branson & Jocelyn Vas
    $25k PRICE REDUCTION: “A stunning two-unit row home in the heart of the H Street Corridor has arrived! This amazing first floor unit exudes modern design and quality craftsmanship throughout. Featuring three bedrooms, two full baths and one-half bath and an expansive living room and dining room, this condominium is not to be missed.”
  • 1201 Q Street NW #401 — $799,000 — Logan Circle
    Open Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & Sun. 3-5 p.m. — Monique Van Blaricom
    “Introducing The Leumass, where unit #401 awaits — a truly unique 2-level turret property boasting open views and an expansive private rooftop deck. Upon entry, bask in an abundance of natural light and stunning hardwood floors. Two bedrooms flank the main hallway, while further in, discover the in-unit washer and dryer, along with a full bathroom.The unit then unfolds into a spacious open-concept kitchen, living, and dining area — perfect for entertaining.”
  • 523 10th Street SE — $1,150,000 — Hill East
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. — Kevin Wood
    BACK ON THE MARKET: “This charming historic gem, dating back to 1847, is a true masterpiece in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Nestled at 523 10th St SE, this exquisite residence seamlessly blends classic elegance with modern convenience. Boasting an unbeatable location just steps away from Eastern Market Metro, this home offers easy access to all that the nation’s capital has to offer.”
  • 4106 46th Street NW — $1,999,999 — American University Park
    Open Sat. 12-2 p.m. — Debi Fox
    “Classic meets Contemporary in this Striking and Innovative Design. “The Panda House” A total renovation, including Interior Structure and all Utilities, Plus an Addition. An Architects’ Tree House surrounded by trees and wildlife! On one of the best lots in American University Park. The Contemporary, rear addition to the house includes an all glass facade and outdoor linear deck with glass railing that looks out onto a tree scape, overlooking the private backyard.”

St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.

Submit your own Announcement here.


“You’ve been invited to an exhibition viewing of the Manananggal – a Filipino vampire. We’re required to tell you that the exhibit is perfectly safe, and that we’re sparing no expense to keep the creature contained. Witness this never-before seen

From a press release:

F1® Arcade, the world’s first official Formula 1® simulator racing experience to put socializing at its core, announces the opening of its second U.S. venue in the Nation’s Capital. F1® Arcade will bring an experiential aspect to D.C.’s popular Union Market District in Summer 2024 (440 Penn Street NE, Washington DC 20002), joining an already diverse lineup of dining and retail options in the growing Northeast neighborhood. Racers can enjoy unforgettable fun with state-of-the-art racing simulators, all while savoring the globally inspired food and cocktail menu crafted to enhance their visit. Whether a beginner or a pro, there’s a thrilling immersive experience waiting for Washingtonians and visitors through the doors of F1® Arcade. Read More


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