Wednesday, March 21, 2012

One month until the H Street FreshFarm Farmers Market returns to 625 H St, Sat. April 21

The H Street Farmers' Market from Fresh Farm Markets returns Saturday, April 21.  The market runs each Saturday, from 9 am until noon at 625 H St.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Yard & Seed Sale @ Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (215 G St NE), Sat. Mar. 24, 9 am - 2 pm

Dear neighbors,

It is time for the yard sale of the year!

9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
215 G ST., NE

Every year we get massive amounts of donations to sell -- so check it out, there will be many, many fantastic items to score. Children's clothing, gear (strollers, trikes, bikes etc), toys (usually many wooden toys!), furniture, books, DVDs, etc. Items for the grown-ups, too (electronics, household items, etc.).

***Bonus: the super popular Baker Creek Heirloom seed sale is back, too! And our students are selling baked goods, too!

***Have items to donate? Collection at the school March 24, 8:00 am.  Start cleaning out your closets and basements -- we provide receipts for your tax-deductible donation.

Ward 6 Dems host At-Large Candidates Forum, Tues, March 20, at Brent Elementary

Only a couple weeks until Election Day! The Ward 6 Democrats are hosting an At-Large Candidates Forum on Tuesday, March 20. The candidates will face off at Brent Elementary School, 301 North Carolina Ave, SE, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. The forum will be moderated by WTOP's Mark Segraves and the meeting is free and open to the public -- all are welcome! Brent Elementary is easily accessed by Metro, Metrobus, Circulator, BikeShare, on foot, or car.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lunch at Boundary Road (414 H St) began yesterday, 11-3 pm

Boundary Road (414 H St) is one of the tougher dinner reservations around after it played host to the President and First Lady last week, but they're opening up for lunch starting today at 11 am.  This should be a good option for Senate and SEC staff, NoMa workers, or anyone else who is around the area during the weekday. Especially now that they've been showered with more attention in this favorable Tom Sietsema's First Bite write up in the Washington Post.

Neighborhood crime meeting w/ CM Tommy Wells, Wed. March 14, 6 pm at Ludlow-Taylor (659 G St NE)

Neighborhood Meeting on recent crime in the area
Please join Councilmember Tommy Wells and MPD 1D Commander Daniel Hickson for a meeting with neighbors to discuss recent crimes in the area. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 14th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School, located at 659 G Street, NE.

The community meeting is to address concerns about recent events in the area, including car break-ins and robberies. Please contact Pat Joseph at 202-724-8628 or if you have any questions.

Please note- the time has changed from a previous announcement from 7 pm - 8:30 pm to 6 pm -7 pm.

Location: Ludlow - Taylor Elementary School -659 G St. NE
When: 6:00 PM
Ends: 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 8, 2012

President & Mrs. Obama come to H Street for dinner at Boundary Road

The President & the First Lady brought a handful of supporters from around the country to H Street tonight and treated them to dinner at Boundary Road (414 H St).  They arrived around 5:30 and enjoyed a leisurely dinner at H Street's newest restaurant hotspot.  The restaurant was closed to the public during the event.  A few photos of the event are available online.

The First Lady came to H Street for dinner at Sticky Rice previously, but this was the President's first meal in the neighborhood.  By most accounts it was the first time any President came to H Street in decades.  If there's any question about whether H Street has made it as a Great Street, this should officially resolve that. 

The guys at Boundary Road tell us they are already getting tons of reservation requests, so plan ahead if you want to try to have dinner where the First Family dined tonight.  Reservations are available through their website or at 202-450-3265.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Theatre Alliance presents How to Disappear Completely & Never Be Found at H St Playhouse

Starting March 10: Theater Alliance at the H Street Playhouse Stages Thriller Chronicling One Man’s Desperate Attempts to Buck the System

“You are who you can prove you are. You are what people think. And that’s the easiest thing in the world to change.”

Theater Alliance is proud to present the area premiere of How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, written by Fin Kennedy and directed by Artistic Director Colin Hovde. This metaphysical thriller follows Charlie as he attempts to escape his problems by actually doing what others only dream of: disappearing completely. But can he really do this? And at what cost?

 “Plays that create a powerful worldand take us on a journey through that worldalways pull me in. Fin Kennedy’s piece grabbed me the first time I read it,” says Theater Alliance Artistic Director Colin Hovde. “How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found takes us on a journey through the memories, hopes and fears of a man whose life has completely overwhelmed him. This piece explores what happens when we feel we cannot take the burdens of life in the 21st centurywhen we stop living in the moment, and start dreaming of starting over with a clean slate. Can we really start afresh? Can we really cheat the system, or must we be held accountable for our lives and actions?”

Investigative playwright Fin Kennedy has woven together a darkly comic, gut-wrenching exploration of identity in today’s fast paced world. Following its 2007 premiere, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found received a Peter Brook Award and the 38th Arts Council John Whiting Award for New Theatre Writing. Kennedy drew inspiration and the title of his piece from a 1986 self-help book by Doug Richmond. The book chronicles numerous instances of people reinventing their identity with varying degrees of success, and provides important factors and step-by-step instruction for those looking to pursue this path.

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found features scenic design by Brooke A. Robbins, lighting design by John D. Alexander, costume design by Leon E. Wiebers, sound design by Elisheba Ittoop, and properties design by Steven T. Royal Jr.

The cast includes Ian Armstrong, Greg Gallagher, Nadia Mahdi, Dylan Morrison Myers, and Stephanie Roswell.

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found runs at the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H Street NE, from March 10 to April 1; Thursdays-Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.


Monday, March 12: Kick off Theater Alliance’s spring season with the opening night performance and celebration of How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found.

Student Nights: Special prices are available on March 15, 22, and 29 for university and high school students with a valid student ID.

Sign Interpreted Performance March 22 includes talk back at end of the performance


General Admission tickets to How to Disappear… are $35. All tickets to How to Disappear… are available for purchase at or by calling 202-241-2539. Group rates are available.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tomorrow H Street Bakes at The Big Board w/ Kim Moffatt, Crunk Cakes & Biscuit

H Street Bakes returns tomorrow from noon until 3 pm at the Big Board (421 H St).  Look for savory baked goods from Biscuit, signatures boozy cupcakes from Crunk Cakes, and a host of delicious items from Kim Moffatt (who is the talented pastry chef responsible for many of the desserts at Granville Moore's, The Big Board, and Boundary Road).  Kim tells us she'll have the following items tomorrow:

bacon cinnamon rolls, oatmeal awesome pie, red velvet bundt cake, almond joy cheesecake, birthday cake cheesecake minis, allspice crumb muffins and maybe giant coconut macaroons!
Biscuit is going to have:

toffee, pop tarts, babka, croissants, english muffins, stecca, pizza, baguettes, oatmeal sandwich bread, cheddar jalapeno bread, and spicy soppressata and mozzarella croissants.

Open House Atlas Vet (1326 H St) today 2-6 w/ Taylor and Shawafel

Atlas Vets is having an open house at 1326 H St today.  Stop by with your pet and say hello and enjoy some Taylor, some Shawafel. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Weekly Trivia Night at Biergarten Haus resumes Tuesday, 8 pm

Biergarten House welcomes you to this years trivia season!

This year marks the 3rd season of trivia at Biergarten Haus, and we are back with some great prizes. Your Host Christian J., is a trivia veteran and full time comedian, which guarantees you to have a good time!

We are extending our happy hour throughout the whole event night, which by the way, is fantastic!

5$ Half liters - Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Spaten Lager, Paulaner Pils, Einbecker Winterale, Becks Winterale
5$ Wine - Chardonnay (White), Shiraz (Red)
8$ Spirits - Jagermeister, Killepitsch
5$ Food - (2) Hamburger Sliders served with Fries, Gardencurry Wurst served with Fries, Loaded Fries


1. 8 rounds per game with 2 lightning rounds, 5 questions per round with a break between rounds.
2. Scores will be updated at the end of each round.
3. Each team decides the point value to be awarded based on how confident they are. Values are 1-5. All answers must be turned in at the end of the round and all at once with the values assigned.
4. One round can be declared as a “Bonus” round in which the team’s points will be doubled. To do so, circle the Logo at the bottom of the answer page. Cannot double a speed round.
5. At the beginning of the speed round a category will be given and the team has a time limit to come up with as many items/answers in that category as they can. The speed round will be the third of fifth round.