Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Boogie Babes Fall Schedule

Boogie Babes Fall schedule

WHO - Moms, dads, nannies, grandparents and kids of all ages, typically 6 months - 4 years+

WHAT - Fabulous, live kids music that grown-ups enjoy too! Grown-ups can grab a coffee and chat while the kids boogie down!

WHY - It's better than staying home and it's a change from going to the park!

9/13 - Mr. Skip, 10:30am at Sova
9/14 - Happy Hour, performer to be announced, 5pm at Toyland
9/23 - Singing Lizard, 10:30am at the Corner Store*
10/1 - Bridgette with Dawn on Bongos, 10:30am at Sova
10/6 - Banjo Man, 10:30 at Sova
10/11 - Mr. Skip,10:30 at Sova
10/18 - Singing Lizard, 10:30 at Sova
10/25 - Mr. Skip, 10:30 at Sova
11/5 - Bridgette with Dawn on Bongos, 10:30 at Sova
11/8 - Mr. Knick Knack, 10:30 at Sova
11/15 - Mr. Skip, 10:30 at Sova
11/24 - Banjo Man, 10:30 at Sova

Link roundup

The Washington Post provides it Best Bets on H Street with a great guide to a dozen of H Street's best businesses. It's amazing when H Street has come so far that Granville Moore's and the Argonaut could be left off a list of a dozen great things to do on H Street... It is nice to the Washington Post recognizing the H Street neighborhood as one of DC's best.

DCFoodies reviews Dr. Granville Moore's. DC Foodies says Granville Moore's may be DC's best bar. They are well-known for their award-winning mussles, but the Belgian beer list is as fine as any in Washington and the kitchen's other offerings -- from bison steaks to lamb sandwiches are truly delicious as well.

Mike Neibauer notes in the WBJ that H Street Main Street Executive Director Anwar Saleem has not paid his DC property taxes for the past two years, owes over $20,000 to DC, and will have his properties at 1005 H Street and 1017 H Street auctioned at DC's tax sale next month if he does not pay them prior to then.

At-large Council Candidate Clark Ray launched an ad that starts with footage of him on H Street talking about his hope to see streetcars in place asap and how Phil Mendelson has worked to slow them down. Lydia DePillis takes a look at the ad on City Paper's Housing Complex and concludes that those of us who are eager to see our streetcars on H Street (and elsewhere) have "essentially won" because "That’s what political power is: When elections become about your issues." It's great to see Clark Ray joining Tommy Wells, Kwame Brown, and Mayor Fenty in strongly advocating for the H Street streetcar line.

DCmud takes a look at the ongoing redevelopment projects at "The Station" (525 9th St) and "The Enginge House" (1341 Maryland Ave). While some of H Street's bigger redevelopments like the H Street Connection and the Steuart Development have yet to break ground, these two residential buildings are moving steadily ahead currently.

Frozen Tropics notes that Evolve has purchased the buildings located at 1344-48 H St and intends to move their corporate headquarters into the smaller building to the west and to renovated the larger one for use as a restaurant. The larger building mirrors the design of and shares a wall with the building at 1350 H Street, where Joe Englert plans to open his Italian restaurant Vendetta.

Thrillist does a quick video of the Build Your Own Cocktail option at H Street's news restaurant/cocktail lounge Fruit Bat. Fruit Bat has its own creative cocktail list as well as mojitos and caiprinas, but encourages you to pick a base and a fresh fruit and let them create something special to suit your individual tastes. Stay tuned for more on Fruit Bat here soon. Our early visits suggest Fruit Bat will be a very welcome addition to H Street and that its South American street fare is as tasty as its creative cocktail offerings.

The Hill is Home has the performance line up for the stages at each end of the H Street Festival. It's going to be even bigger and better than last year. Saturday, September 18, starting at noon.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Early voting starts today


You can vote using your choice of a paper ballot OR the new iVotronic electronic voting machine.

Dates: August 30th – September 11th
Time: 8:30am to 7:00pm

Board of Elections and Ethics – Old Council Chambers
One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Cast a ballot using the new iVotronic electronic voting machine. Paper ballots will not be available at these sites.

Starting Saturday, September 4th from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm the following additional locations are available for early voting:

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center – Meeting Room
1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Hine Junior High School – Auditorium
335 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

All voting locations will be closed on Sunday, September 5th and Sunday, September 12th.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WP: Best Bets on H Street

Tomorrow's Washington Post will feature H Street. The piece highlights: Ethiopic, Studio H, Toyland, Liberty Tree, Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar, Sticky Rice, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Star and Shamrock, Rock and Roll Hotel, Biergarten Haus, Conner Contemporary, and SOVA.

H Street has become more than a strip of late-night bars: There's dance, cutting-edge art and even a kid-friendly wine bar. We know we've written a lot about H Street, and if you're a savvy Washingtonian, you've probably putt-putted past zombie presidents at the H Street Country Club and grabbed a pie to go from Dangerously Delicious. But there's more to H Street than novelty stops. (follow link for full feature)

Community Nights at Biergarten Haus

Biergarten Haus willl begin hosting "Community Nights" on Wednesdays when they will offer 10% discounts to residents of 20002 and 20003 zip codes. Granville Moore's and the Argonaut also have similar "Neighborhood Nights" with discounts for 20002 residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays, respectively. Yet another reason to love the H Street neighborhood!

*Just for Hill Residents: Community Wednesdays: 10% off for zip codes 20002
and 20003. *Just bring your ID with your address on it and show your server
or bartender.

Biergarten Haus hosts Beer Week with Kolsch Firkin tonight at 7

Biergarten Haus hosts Beer Week tonight with Reissdorf Kolsch Firkins and Beermaster Bill Catron.

Firkins are beers that are "unpasteurized, unfiltered, and naturally carbonated, or conditioned, in its cask."

Should be another fun DC Beer Week event as the week's festivities on H Street come to a close.

Catron is one of a small number of Americans to be knighted by La Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs, or the Knighthood of Brewers’ Mashstaffs, and previously produced the award winning beer list at Brasserie Beck.

Ward 6 Candidates Forum: Wed. Sept 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd (801 North Carolina Ave SE)

The Fair Budget Coalition will host a Ward 6 candidate forum with Councilmember Tommy Wells, Kelvin Robinson, and Republican candidate Jim DiMartino all confirmed to attend on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m., at the Christ Our Shepherd Church, 801 North Carolina Avenue SE. The debate will be moderated by Mark Segraves of WTOP and DC Channel 50, a Ward 6 resident.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beer Week Dinner at Liberty Tree tonight + Red and Black & Palace of Wonders events

Liberty Tree hosts its DC Beer Week dinner tomorrow starting at 5:30pm, with Smuttynose, offering 4 courses and 4 beers for $40. Chef Graig Gluffing will prepare the following items and to match with the various Smuttynose beers.

Fried Goat Cheese - arugula, summer tomato basil vinaigrette (Star Island Single)

Grilled Scallop "BLT" - toasted brioche, maple bacon, frisee(Shoals Pale Ale)

Pepper Crusted Filet of Beef - fingerling potatoes, caramelized onion jus (Old Brown Dog)

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding - vanilla cream anglaise (Gravitation Quad)

The Red and the Black will host a Troegs takeover with Glassware giveaways and more and Palace of Wonders does Lagunitas night with glassware giveaways, Lil Sumpin Sumpin, Dogtown Pale and Lucky 13 Imperial Red.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Link roundup

DCUrbanTurf takes a look at the Loree Grand, which is the newly opened apartment building at 250 K Street.  It looks like a great addition to the neighborhood!

DCUrbanTurf also reported that DC-area houses are selling faster and for more money than they did a year ago. This is certainly fits with what we have seen anecdotally in our area along the H Street corridor.

DCist checked out the Temporium before its final weekend.

Thrillist is was excited for last week's H Street Eats. Early reports are that H Street patrons and businesses had a very successful and enjoyable week.

Fruit Bat officially opened at 1236 H St. City Paper, The Hill is Home, We Love DC, and Frozen Tropics are all pretty excited about it. So are we. Great craft cocktails and great South American street food at very reasonable prices.

TBD reported that the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has selected D.C. sculptor Wilfredo Valladares to design a series of eight totem poles to fill the empty space on the 300 block of H Street this fall, part of the commission's ongoing "Pop-Up Public Art Project" series.  The new pop up art exhibit is to be installed prior to next month's H Street Festival.

Tommy Wells launched some ads in support of his re-election campaign, including one on H Street. Tommy said he's
"really excited about the future of H Street" noting that "there's nothing else quite like this in DC." Wells promised to remain engaged on H Street to see the ongoing progress through with tax incentives and other efforts to help further H Street's "great pedestrian feel." Thanks, Tommy!  We are counting on you and excited to see what we are able to accomplish in your next term. 

Greater Greater Washington asks what Vince Gray was thinking when he yanked funding for streetcars during the Council's budget debate earlier this year.  Gray's answer: "staff error."
DC Beer Week kicked off over the weekend and included a multi-course meal from Chef Teddy Folkman at Granville Moore's last night. Tonight H Street Country Club hosts Harpoon Pints for Putts – The shot of your life. 1 Beer. 1 Putt. 120 feet. Sink it and walk away with a regulation totally sick $3000 Pool Table! and Star and Shamrock teams up with He’brew Ales for “Brisket & Brews.” Join Shmaltz Brewing Company, Star and Shamrock along with tasty He’Brew Ales for some creative pairings.  Little Miss Whiskey's has Food and Beer Pairing with w/ Chef Adam Stein from the coming soon Queen Vic with four courses for $20.  Liberty Tree has an exciting four course affair planned for tomorrow. Beer Week is ongoing citywide, but H Street is the symbolic home with many of the week's top events.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

15% off Brunch this weekend at Biergarten Haus

From our friends at The Hill is Home, Biergarten Haus will host a neighborhood blog brunch special this weekend. Print the coupon from this post at the Hill is Home and receive 15% off your bill this Saturday at brunch. Their schnitzel with eggs is delicious. Enjoy!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Capitol City Symphony 2010-2011 schedule


Washington, D.C. (July 30, 2010) -- The Capital City Symphony, the resident orchestra at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, has an exciting line-up planned for its 2010-2011 season, including their popular Family Concert in November and the FREE Community Carol Sing in December. Enjoy high-quality music at a fraction of the cost of other venues!

Their 43rd season will highlight what the Capital City Symphony does best: make music approachable by presenting affordable concerts to the public, performing creative programs in a relaxed concert format, and providing appealing performance opportunities for talented amateur as well as professional players.

On September 25, there will be a pre-season Special Event: an encore performance of Symphony Lounge, featuring Charlie Barnett's cool jazz band, Chaise Lounge, along with the full Capital City Symphony. This concert will also include a reprise of the Orchestral Suite "The Tarot" by Charlie Barnett, which was premiered by CCS in March. The performancewill be followed by a CD release party for “Chaise Lounge: Symphony Lounge,” a recording of the March concert.

Every other year the Capital City Symphony features the winner of the Ylda Novik Memorial Piano Competition. This year's winner, pianist Sarah Barham, will be the guest artist for the October 17th concert, playing Liszt's Totentanz.

Two of the Capital City Symphony's annual favorites are the the Family Concert and the Carol Sing Concert. For the Family Concert on November 14, Maestra Victoria Gau will tackle “The Case of the Missing Melody.” Each of the two performances will be preceded by the popular CCS Instrument Petting Zoo. There will also be two performances of the FREE Carol Sing Concert, on December 5 -- an H Street holiday tradition!

The Capital City Symphony's spring concerts on March 20 and May 8 will include such stirring works as Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Children 16 and under are FREE for all main season Capital City Symphony concerts. The orchestra's youngest audience members particularly enjoy the annual Family Concert, with its instrument petting zoo and interactive concert, including a special program book just for the younger set. Due to popular demand, a second performance will once again be offered this season.

All concerts are held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC. Special Event tickets are $20-$30 (no discounts). Regular Season Tickets are $16-$25 with discounts for seniors and students. Children 16 and under are free to most concerts, but a ticket is required. Discount Season Packages are available. Directions and parking information can be found at Atlasarts.org. There is a FREE H Street Shuttle from Gallery Place and Minnesota Avenue Metro stations.

Special Event tickets for Symphony Lounge are on sale now. Season Subscriptions and Individual Season Tickets go on sale in late August. Tickets available at AtlasArts.org or call the Atlas Box Office at 202-399-7993


at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, Washington, DC 20002

Symphony Lounge – Encore Performance!
Special Event
SATURDAY Sept 25 at 8:00pm
This concert sold out in March! If you missed it then, or just want to experience it again, here's your chance. Join CCS for a special encore performance of SYMPHONY LOUNGE and our CD Release Party (recording of the March concert). Featuring Charlie Barnett's cool jazz band, Chaise Lounge, along with the full Capital City Symphony. This concert will also include a reprise of the Orchestral Suite "The Tarot" by Charlie Barnett.
* Charlie Barnett, The Tarot
* Symphony Lounge, with Charlie Barnett's Chaise Lounge

Symphony Dance
Sunday, October 17 at 5:00pm
This concert takes the idea of the dance through some twists, from Liszt's “Dance of Death” to the dead dancing on Bald Mountain, and concluding with Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, which Wagner referred to as “the apotheosis of the dance” because of its lively rhythms. Featuring pianist Sarah Barham, winner of the 2009 Ylda Novik Memorial Competition.
* Liszt, Totentanz, with pianist Sarah Barham
* Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov, Night on Bald Mountain
* Beethoven, Symphony No. 7

Symphony Mystery – “The Case of the Missing Melody”
Annual Family Concert
Sunday, November 14 at 2:30pm & 4:30pm
* Adolphe, Three Pieces for Kids and Chamber Orchestra
* Rossini, Barber of Seville Overture
* Wagner, Flying Dutchman Overture
* Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty Waltz

Symphony Holidays
FREE! Carol Sing Concert
Sunday, December 5 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Our annual Holiday Concert, in collaboration with the Congressional Chorus, the American Youth Chorus, and the Atlas Performing Arts Center. An H Street holiday tradition! [Separate tickets required -- will be available from the Atlas Box Office in early November.]

Symphony Music
Sunday, March 20 at 5:00pm
Introducing the Capital City Symphony's new assistant conductor, John Devlin!
* Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man, conducted by John Devlin
* Brahms, Tragic Overture, conducted by John Devlin
* Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5

Symphony Stories
Sunday, May 8 at 5:00pm
An exploration of the influence of art and stories on classical music.
* Ravel, Mother Goose Suite
* Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition

Special Event tickets for Symphony Lounge are on sale now. Season Subscriptions and Individual Season Tickets go on sale in late August. Tickets available at AtlasArts.org or call the Atlas Box Office at 202-399-7993

Friday, August 13, 2010

Streetcar Happy Hour: Wednesday, August 18 at SOVA

On Wednesday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m., the Sierra Club’s Washington, D.C. Chapter will hold a streetcar happy hour at SOVA (1359 H St).

Please join fellow streetcar supporters to have a drink and celebrate recent streetcar successes while informally discussing next steps for our campaign to make streetcars a reality in D.C.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rock & Roll Hotel 4 Year Anniversary - Saturday August 14

On Saturday, Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H St) will celebrate its 4 Year Anniversary with:

*The Deadmen (new band from Justin Jones & The Driving Rain)
Sarah White & The Pearls
Brandon Butler


DC Craft Beer Week: August 22-28 -- a week of events on H Street

DC Craft Beer Week will occur August 22-28 and will highlight the growing craft beer scene in Washington. H Street having one of the strongest craft beer scenes in DC with several venues that feature them will naturally be one of the focal points for this year's event. The week will features events across the city with at least one featured beer special at an H Street establishment every night of the week.

On Friday, August 20, the Rock and Roll Hotel will host the DC Beer Week Kick-Off Event with craft beers and music pairings and featuring: Beer Director Greg Engert of ChurchKey, Founder & Brewer Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Tracy Jill Doty from the NIH, Cobra Collective, New Rock Church of Fire and many more.

Granville Moore's will host U.S. v. Belgium with Susan Greene on Monday, August 23rd. This event will be sold out soon, so call now if you hope to attend.

On Tuesday, August 24th, H Street Country Club hosts Butternut Pints for Putts – The shot of your life. 1 Beer. 1 Putt. 120 feet. Sink it and walk away with a regulation totally sick Pool Table! Star and Shamrock has He'brew Ales “Brisket & Brews” - Join Shmaltz Brewing Company and the Irish/Jewish cuisine of the Star and Shamrock along with tasty He'Brew ales for some creative pairings, and Liberty Tree presents Smuttynose New England Beer Dinner 4 Courses, 4 Beers $40/person.

On Wednesday, August 25th, the Red and the Black has a Troegs takeover. Glassware giveaway, Mad Elf in the Summer, Troegs Band, guaranteed fun.

On Thursday, August 26th, Biergarten Haus presents Reissdorf Kolsch Firkins Night With Bill Catron.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Last chance to check out the Temporium

This the final weekend for the Temporium -- the temporary popup retail emporium at 1300 H Street.  This weekend, the Temporium will feature Hugh & Crye who will launch their fall collection with music by Bluebrain. Huge & Crye's new line of shirts is feautured in today's UrbanDaddy posting.

The Temporium is open Thursday and Friday, 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.  Be sure to stop by before the Temporium closes up shop. 

NoMA BID Final Summer Screen (Donnie Darko) tonight at 9 p.m.

Due to the last minute rain cancellation of Donnie Darko last week, NoMA BID will be giving the movie one final try! Tonight, Wednesday August 11, at 9 p.m. will be the last NoMa Summer Screen showing of the season.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

H Street Eats -- H Street Restaurant Week August 16-22

DC hosts Restaurant Week twice a year. The current promotion offers a three course dinners for $35.10 at various restaurants around town.  This August, H Street is doing DC Restaurant Week one better and offering great meals at $20.10 as part of "H Street Eats."

Many of H Street's best restaurants will participate, including Liberty Tree, Granville Moore's, Ethiopic, H Street Country Club, Argonaut, Biergarten Haus, Dangerously Delicious Pies, Sticky Rice, Taylor Gourmet, and the Star and the Shamrock.

DDP will offer 2 slices of savory pie, 2 slices of sweet pie, and 2 drinks for $20.10.  Other casual spots like Star and Shamrock will offer similar deals with food for two to ensure you get your money's worth, while some of H Street's sit down restaurants -- including Liberty Tree and Ethiopic -- will offer more traditional full three course menus.  Either way, you'll be paying $20.10 and wont need to make reservations a month in advance, while the rest of DC is scouring Opentable for chances to pay $35.10 for limited three course menus.

Stay tuned for more details from CHAMPS (Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals) who are helping organize the event alongside Chef Teddy Folkman and HStreetDC's Margaret Holwill.  Should be another great week on H Street!

Link roundup

The Argonaut announed that they are celebrating their Fifth Anniversary with $5 drinks all week and a barbeque party on Sunday at 4 p.m. feauturing Fat Face BBQ.  Congratulations to everyone's favorite neighborood tavern on five great years -- looking forward to an exciting year ahead! 

OnTap touts Dangerously Delicious Pies (1339 H St). The story notes that the steak pie is the second best seller. S.M.O.G. (Steak Mushroom Onion Gruyere) is definitely one of our favorite and a must-try item.

Tim Carman reports in the City Paper that Teddy Folkman at Granville Moore's (1238 H St) has hired a new chef de cuisuine who has been in house for the past couple months and who was responsible for the new late night menu.

NBC4 covers the Temporium (1300 H St).

CapitalCooking has a few more details on the plans for Smith Commons (1245 H St).

UrbanDaddy talks up coming soon Fruit Bat (1236 H St).

Tommy Wells says construction should wrap up at the Starburst intersection at the eastern end of H Street later this week.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

First Annual Regional Juried Competition oepning at City Gallery tonight 6-9 p.m.

City Gallery's (804 H St) First Annual Regional Juried Competion which was juried by Jack Rasmussen of the American University Museum opens tonight from 6-9 p.m. Jack Rasmussen will give a gallery talk between 6 and 7:15 so get there early to share his insight into how he selected 25 pieces from among 199 entries. Among the 25 are an oil painting of the north side of the 1300 block of H and another photo piece called "H Street" which by Jennifer Cox which won an honorable mention.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Art House Open House at 614 Elliot St NE tonight from 5:30-8 p.m.

Art House Open House
614 Elliott ST NE Washington, DC 20002

Reception and Happy Hour: Thursday, August 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

CITY Gallery and Studio H in conjunction with Realtor Genie Hutinet of John C. Formant Real Estate present a second "Art House Open House" event at 614 Elliott Place NE. If you missed renown local graffiti artist Tim Conlon's "Derailed" last month at Studio H or you missed Sherill Anne Gross's amazing exhibit "Pretty Little Things" at the Brentwood Arts Exchange, this is your last chance to catch a glimpse of these exhibits. The public is invited to a happy hour Thursday August 5 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm to browse the work and to view the property.

About the property
614 Elliott Place NE is one bedroom one bath apartment located off Maryland ave between 13th and 14th street NE. This quiet fairytale lane is only a few blocks from the excitement of H street NE. The apartment itself is generously proportioned with high ceilings, a large one bedroom, extensive storage, a renovated kitchen and an open living area lit up by french doors that open to your own private patio and garden. As a bonus, the property comes with its own parking space and a working fireplace.

About Art House Open House
As native Washingtonians, we can assure you that the most talked about topic in Washington has never been politics- it has always been real estate! Art House Open House gives real estate hounds and art lovers the opportunity to preview DC's hottest real estate while viewing the work of local artists. See what art work looks like when it is taken out of the gallery and installed in the home.

At the Temporium tonight and this weekend

John & Paul Thornley (of U.S. Royalty) play from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight!

Friday, August 6: Music Selector Phoenix
Saturday, August 7: DJ Jahsonic
Sunday, August 8: DECOY, "Eat UR Heart Out" Hunger Awareness project

With new designers this week!
Artistic Sole -Skate decks, graphic tees, shoes.
Buprestes – Beautiful silver jewelry with cutest bug motif ever.
Carolyn Thornton – Jewelry.
Dawit Kahsi – Africa-inspired graphic tees.
Holland Cox – Colorful handbags, aprons, and other accessories.
MiSHi – Sterling silver jewelry.
Thembe Fashions – Womens clothing.

Visit Gallery O/H too for "Cheesecake" and music!

For more info, go HERE.

Located in the former R.L. Christian Library at 1300 H Street, NE.

Thursdays and Fridays: 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 2 to 10 p.m.
Sundays: 12 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Final NoMaBID Summer Screen is tonight (Donnie Darko)

Press release from the NoMaBID:
NoMa Summer Screen Becomes Neighborhood Staple

Now in its third year, the popular NoMa Summer Screen event attracts more than 300 people each week – and dozens of press hits. Residents have flocked from throughout the region for top flicks such as Wall-E, Back to the Future, The Fifth Element, and E.T. The 12-week series ends August 4 with a screening of Donnie Darko.

The NoMa Business Improvement District started the series in 2008 with 16 weeks of James Bond films, followed by an 8-week series themed Music in Pictures. This year’s lineup is a family friendly smattering of popular movies to match the theme The Future is Now, films that grapple with the element of time or the future.

“NoMa Summer Screen continues to outshine our projections, and our residents and neighbors love this event,” said NoMa BID President Liz Price. “NoMa Summer Screen is just one of the many things the BID does to foster a sense of community in this neighborhood.” The movies attract nearby residents, Gallaudet University students, office workers and film enthusiasts of all ages from as far as Hyattsville, Md., and Arlington County, Va. Local bloggers, the Washington Post, DCist, ReadysetDC and others have promoted the series throughout the summer.

So, invite your friends, bring a picnic blanket and cooler, and join us August 4 for Donnie Darko and the last showing of NoMa Summer Screen! Arrive by 8 p.m. for giveaways from local retailers Pound Coffee and Au Bon Pain, and a chance to win DVDs of this season’s films.

The event takes place Wednesday, August 4 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Second and L Streets, NE, courtesy of the Cohen Companies and the Loree Grand at Union Place. The event starts at 7 p.m. with barbecue, Frisbees and DJ music provided by Fatback. Barbecue, including a vegetarian option, is available courtesy of Smokin’ Somethin’. The Sweetflow Mobile truck by Sweetgreen provides salads and frozen yogurt treats with toppings. To see a video of this year’s event, visit www.nomasummerscreen.com.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

US v. Belgium Beer Week Dinner at Granville Moore's, Monday, August 23

Granville Moore's will host a "Belgian vs American" DC Beer Week Dinner Event on Monday, August 23rd 7-9 p.m. Chef Teddy Folkman will prepare 5 courses and Susan Greene from the Global Brewers Guild will pair 9 beers. $70/person.
Happy Half Hour

house toasted nuts, cheeses


Allagash Hugh Malone
Brasserie Lefèbvre Hopus

fried lemon, pickles and onion straws with chipotle aioli


Great Divide Colette
Lozen Boer Abt

laulau style dumplings
pork shoulder and belly, butterfish and green cabbage dumplings, ponzu sauce


Great Divide Hades Ale
Brasserie Lefèbvre Barbar

flash seared salmon, orange and fennel salad, peanut sauce


North Coast Brewing Company Brother Thelonious
Bell’s and De Proef Brouwerij Van Twee

hazelnut dusted lamb, hooks blue cheese polenta, brussel sprout hash


Old Rasputin 11

Dessert TBD

Call for reservations. 202-399-2546

DC Craft Beer Week is August 22-28. H Street will play host to several events, including the Pre Beer Week Kick Off Party on Friday, August 20, at the Rock and Roll Hotel with Star and Shamrock, Biergarten Haus, H Street Country Club, and the Red and the Black all expected to host events.

Link roundup

The Washington Post's Scene In featured H Street.

Greater Greater Washington announced plans for improvements at the Union Station metro station improving access on the north side near H Street.

Gallery OonH (1354 H St) announced CHEESECAKE: It’s All About The Ladies … A Tribute to the female form, which will run August 5, 6, 7 and August 12, 13, 14, from 5:30 - 9 p.m.  After leaving the gallery, stop by Dangerously Delicious Pies (1339 H St) for a 10% discount on your purchase!

Frozen Tropics noted that new home sales data suggests that 20002 is the second "hottest" zip code in DC based on the fact that recently sold homes are going for 99.04% percent of asking price.

The Hill is Home had this piece on the Temporium, this one summarizing the Argonaut's partial reopening, and this one asking if you care about your neighborhood and encouraging greater public participation in neighborhood ANC activities.

The Washington Post had this review of The Importance of Being Earnest which runs through the end of the month at H Street Playhouse (1365 H St).  Click here for tickets.

Sticky Rice announced that they are adding daytime delivery weekdays from noon until 6 p.m. Call 202-397-7655 to place an order.