Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Music in the Courtyard is on at Gallery O on H this Saturday

OK, third time is charm -

We have been baked out & rained out
the weather gods should be done with us....
but just to make sure we arranged for a tent!

Join us Saturday 8/4 for


Gallery OonH 1356 H Street, NE

$10 Gate
Open at 7pm / Music 8:00-10:30
• Tropical drinks / beer & wine available
• Re-entry with ticket
• T-shirt give aways
• 10% off  @ Pho, DDP & Shawafel

Schedule change:
BAN CARIBE is back for 8/18

Americana August music festival with H Street show next week

In a DC culture marked by its collective, unflagging loyaltyto its relentless nine-to-fives, the simple pleasures of folklore, lackadaisical front porch sitting, mason jars, and grandma's pies cooling onthe stove are too often relegated to the realms of bittersweet nostalgia.“Americana August” is a three day musical event about taking time to reclaimthese timeless pleasures from the roots we share: time to appreciate Americantraditions, songwriting and stories; time to enjoy a piece of homegrown togethernessthrough classic Americana cuisine; and most preciously, time to simply betogether.Americana August will be jointly hosted by three DC house showorganizations including the Cellar Door, North by Northwest Presents, and theScooby Doo Mansion and will be held in our neighbor's homes throughout the community on August 3rd, 4th, and 9th. We seek to bring together several bands,singer-songwriters, events, and food options for a three day event where oneand all are welcome to partake and participate in making the event their own.In the spirit of American hospitality, the first twenty people to buy their bundle package tickets via PayPal ($35 for all three days) will receive Americana August memorabilia, VIP seating, and a beer at each show (Link)

Americana August First Evening: On August 3 at 8pm at the Scooby Doo Mansion at (3423 Oakwood Terrace NW), we will be featuring Lulu Mae from Nashville, TN with local artist Wendell Kimbrough. With musical inspiration from Johnny Cash, Iron& Wine, and Ryan Adams, this Lulu Mae's talent lies not only in thecrafting of fine folk/rock/Americana music, but also in offering sincere,universally relevant expressions of everything that comes with the humanexperience, with relationships, with love. Americana Extras: Homemade pie baking contest! Bring your favoritehomemade pie to share and enter to win a surprise Americana treasure (and thetitle and fame to go with it!). Cover charge is $10.

Americana August Lunch and Bluegrass: On August 4 at 11:30amat the Scooby Doo Mansion (3423 Oakwood Terrace NW), we will be featuring The Honey Dewdrops from Charlottesville, VA and avisit from a surprise DC Food Truck! “The Honey Dewdrops combine a highlonesome duet vocal style with contagious energy, soulful new songs and a freshangle. The result, with guitars, a banjo and a mandolin, is a sound thatwelcomes you in like a dear old friend.” It is “the musical equivalent to acouple finishing each other’s sentences.”  Americana Extras: DC Food Truck food will be available for purchase andiced tea and lemonade will be provided. Bring a picnic blanket, your friends,and your Americana spirit. Cover charge is $10.

Americana August Culminating Evening: On August 9 at 8pm at Cellar Door (826 7th St. NE) we will be featuring Jill Andrews from Knoxville, TN. "A rock-solid frontwomanin sundresses and Frye boots, Andrews leads a full band on record and on stage,drawing in tender piano, shuffling drums and searing electric guitar to supporther careful acoustic picking. Wherever she plays, she offers up a vision ofherself as a singular, quickly-maturing artist with the power to cross lines ofgenre and geography, taste and time. She is a force—and a voice—to be reckoned with."  Americana Extras: Free ice cream treats foreach attendee. Cover charge is $25.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Anniversary, H Street Runners!

Congratulations to the H Street Runners on celebrating their 1 year anniversary!  The running group is now well over 150 members strong. Join them on Tuesday nights at 7 pm at the corner of 11th & H Streets NE (in front of the Capital Bikeshare station) and on  Saturday mornings at 9 am.  They run about 4 miles on Tuesdays and up to 10 miles on Saturdays.  All paces are welcome!  Interested runners can find out more information on meetup.comhttp://www.meetup.com/H-Street-Runners/ and Facebook.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Welcome to H Street, H & Pizza!

H & Pizza opens today, 11 am at 1118 H Street NE.  We've tasted a handful of their signature pies and these guys have done a great job bringing a high quality product at a very reasonable price to H Street.  Stop by soon to welcome them to the neighborhood.  H & Pizza is open Sunday-Thursday 11 am - 10 pm and Friday-Saturday 11am - 3 am.  For more info, check out our previous post with the plans for this new pizza spot and check out their menu below.  District Cuisine also has several nice photos.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

H Street Retail survey -- please participate & help prepare the next wave of new businesses

Washington, DC - July 12, 2012 —  H Street Main Street (HSMS) recently released a survey aimed at gathering information on area residents' and patrons' spending habits. This information will be used to help attract retail development to the corridor by providing meaningful data showing what consumers desire and what they will support, in addition to highlighting any areas of spending leakage. The survey link is: http://svy.mk/SbVMQX

"We are thrilled to launch this survey, which is the first initiative in a broad array of programs we're producing aimed at targeting and recruiting retail to H Street, NE," says Anwar Saleem, HSMS Executive Director. "This comunity-based approach to economic development can serve as a model for how the District and how it approaches neighborhood redevelopment and retail recruitment and retention."

The survey will close Monday, July 16 at midnight and all are strongly encouraged to participate. Following the close of the survey, HSMS will conduct three focus groups, followed by producing a retail summit aimed at recruiting retail businesses identified through the survey and focus groups.

HSMS is recruiting 60 people to participate in three focus groups scheduled for these dates: July 31 at 7 pm, August 1 at 2 pm and August 2 at 7 pm. Focus group participants need to reflect the community so the organization is specifically looking for residents with children, residents who live in a household with a total income of less than $85,000 and both African-American and Caucasian residents. Interested residents who fit any of those descriptions should contact Julia Robey Christian at at julia.christian@hstreet.org.

This initiative is being produced with the support of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Retail Priority Area Grant program with the support of DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

For more information, contact Julia Robey Christian at julia.christian@hstreet.org or 202.567.9705.

Summer wine dinner at Boundary Road, July 25, 7 pm

Friday, July 6, 2012

East City Art Weekend Events Roundup

Conner Contemporary Art (6pm to 8pm)
Conner Contemporary Art presents its annual Academy exhibition which showcases the most promising BFA/MFA students from the Baltimore-Washington area. This event is not to be missed. For more information, click here.

Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Avenue NE

G Fine Art (6:30pm to 8:30pm)

G Fine Art will present a retrospective of is represented artists which includes Jennie Jones, Linn Meyer, Maggie Michael and Barbara Probst. For more information and to preview the work, click here.

G Fine Art is located at 1350 Florida Avenue NE.

Gallery O on H (7pm to 10:30pm)

Gallery O on H continues its “Music on the patio series”. This Saturday features the Afro-Beat/Latin beats of Ban Caribe. The cost of admission is $10 which includes a drink. For more information including a schedule of performances and link for advance purchase, click here.

Gallery O on H is located at 1354 H Street NE Washington, DC.

artdc gallery (7pm to 9:30pm)

artdc gallery presents against the grain, an unconventional sculpture exhibition featuring wood objects crafted in unconventional ways. For more information, click here.

artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

The Fridge (7pm to 11pm)

The Fridge presents new work by husband and wife team Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow. The couples paintings provoke the viewer into abandoning his/her notions of the sacred and the profane. For more information and to preview the work, click here.

The Fridge is located in the Rear Alley behind 516 8th Street SE.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook or follow them on Twitter

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Film Series at the Atlas (1333 H St) resumes tonight

The Atlas will present three film series this July. Gay 101, Kung Fu Fridays and
a Family Series featuring films based on Roald Dahl books.

Gay 101 - Thursdays at 8pm  Tickets $5
Can't Stop the Music - July 5
Hairspray (Divine and Ricki Lake) - July 12
Some Like it Hot - July 19
The Birdcage - July 26

Kung Fu Fridays -Double Feature 7pm & 9:30pm  Tickets $5/ $8 for both films                            Enter the Dragon and The 36th Chamber of the Shaolin -July 6
Kung Fu Hustle and The Last Dragon - July 13
Five Deadly Venoms and Kid With the Golden Arms - July 20
Fearless and The Rebel July 27 Sushi and treats from Sticky Rice available.
FREE mini bucket of tater tots to the first 15 patrons in the door.

Shaolin warrier games and prizes each week.

Roald Dahl Family Series Tickets FREE                        Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - July 6
Matilda - July 14
The Witches - July 21
TBD -July 28
The Family Film Series is supported by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

The films are screened in the COOL Sprenger Theatre. Patrons can purchase treats and drinks at the Atlas Cafe and enjoy them while watching the films.

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