Friday, October 26, 2012

Nightmare on H St party Saturday night at Cusbah (1128 H St)

Haunted Harvest at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, Saturday, 6 pm

Please join us for our Annual HAUNTED HARVEST!!!

When: Saturday October 27th, 6pm-9pm
Where: 215 G Street, NE Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan School

What: Haunted House (ages 3-12), Ghoulish Games, Dance Party, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Scarecrow Making, Mad Scientist Experiments & More if you dare...

$20 donation per family

New this year: Frightening Food for Sale - Chili, Chips, Hot Dogs, Drinks (age 3 and under eat for free)

Wear your Costume! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

More accolaides for H Street in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide & WaPo Express Readers Best of Polls

Congratulations to Ethiopic and Toki Underground for their inclusion in Washington Post Dining Editor Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining GuideEthiopic has become a regular on Sietsema's lists of DC's best restaurants, but this is Toki's first inclusion.  We're glad to see he's come around and recognized Erik's terrific good as worthy of the hype and the inevitable wait for seats.

The Washington Post Express Night Out polled city residents about the best spots in town and a host of H Street hotspots came up big.

Toki Underground was the choice for Best New Restaurant.
Dangerously Delicious won for best pies.
Sticky Rice won the most praise for sushi.
Taylor Gourmet was tops for sandwiches.
Ethiopic was runner up for best Ethiopian.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center was voted one of teh top three small theatres.
Biergarten Haus received the top honor for outdoor drinking.
The Pug was top two for best dive bar.
H Street Country Club was the best bar for game playing
Metro Mutts won as best pet store.
The X2 bus line came in third among city buses. That must be a reflection of its heavy ridership and not its quality of service, which we continue to find lacking due to its inefficiency.  In the meantime, we prefer to bikeshare whenever possible.

Congratulations to all these great neighborhood businesses!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Learn about IB Programmes at Ward Six Middle Schools & Eastern High Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

Please join Principals:
  • Rachel Skerritt, Eastern HS
  • Tynika Young, Eliot-Hine MS
  • Natalie Gordon, Jefferson MS
and Bob Smith, DCPS’s IB Manager to learn more about the International Baccalaureate Programme in our neighborhood schools next Tuesday, October 23, 6 p.m., at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., NE.

For a preview of the progress in implementing this new, rigorous academic program, check out Eliot-Hine Radio:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Illuminated Art Ride 2012 w/ The Daily Rider this Saturday, October 20

Don't just see art. Be art.

In cooperation with Sciathan Productions and Art All Night, The Daily Rider proudly presents The Illuminated Art Ride 2012, a celebration of the art of bicycles. Light yourself and your ride, let your creativity soar, and join The Daily Rider for finishing touches before beginning a spirited parade through DC with musical accompaniment. The ride will wind through night life and monuments on an 8 mile casual ride before reaching the final destination and visiting the venues of DC's Art All Night presented by the Downtown BID.

What's an illuminated ride? We can't wait to see what you make it! Come by The Daily Rider starting at 7 pm to decorate your bike with their selection of blinking, glowing, and reflecting accessories (on them!). Find updates about the ride at this Facebook event page.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Free preview screening of Beauty is Embarrassing at the Atlas Theatre tomorrow night via Gallery O on H


Directed by Neal Berkeley

Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00pm
The Atlas - 1333 H Street Northeast Washington, DC 20002
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

For over 30 years, Wayne White has made an indelible mark on the creative world. As a designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician, Mr. White created images and ideas that are an integral – yet sometimes subconscious – part of the pop culture lexicon. To this day, he still gets up every morning to do the only thing his body and mind were made to do…create. Whether the world acknowledges it or not.

Part biography, part live performance, Beauty Is Embarrassing, tells the irreverent and inspiring story of this one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. The film traces White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer and voice-over actor on Pee-wee’s Playhouse for which he won three Emmy’s. It follows Wayne’s success designing and animating for other children’s shows like Beakman’s World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”) and Peter Gabriel (“Big Time”) through a dark period of struggle and self-reflection before emerging in his present-day incarnation as a respected painter and performer. The film, like White, embraces the ragged edges and messy contradictions of life, art, and family with rabid humor and honesty.
87 minutes •• not rated••

Yes, that was President Obama on H Street Friday night enjoying dinner w/friends at Smith Commons

President Obama came to H Street for dinner for the second time this year on Friday night. The President arrived at Smith Commons at 5:40 pm and left around 7:30 pm. He brought three sets of supporters from around the country with him who were the winners of the latest "Dinner With Barack" campaign contest. President Obama's March 2012 dinner at Boundary Road Restaurant was the a part of that same contest.

(Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The First Lady did not join the President on this visit, though she dined with him at Boundary Road and separately visited Sticky Rice last winter. Apparently, the President enjoyed his meal, he signed a copy of the menu for the restaurant and included a note saying "Great food!"

Saturday, October 13, 2012

FRESHFARM Markets popping up at Union Market again today; FRESHFARM H Street Market open every Saturday 9-noon at 13th & H

FreshFarm Markets is doing another pop up at Union Market (1309 5th St NE) today. 10 am - 6 pm.

They’ll have apples, pears, apple cider, eggs, leeks, squash, tomatoes, chard, Tuscan kale, white and sweet patotos, onion, value-added stuff from Toigo Orchards.

FreshFarm Markets would like to do a permanent farm stand at Union Market (proceeds would go to help run the organization, which is nonprofit and farmer fees only cover 50 percent of expenses), so if you want to see that happen be sure to stop by and help show them that it can work.
FreshFarm operates the H Street Farmer's Market today and every Saturday, 9 am - noon at 1300 H Street.