Midcity DC

08/18/2017 - 10:12am
Shaw Businesses Hold Open House Shaw Main Streets held its spring Open House on Saturday, June 17. Participants were able to check out 26 businesses, restaurants, bars, barber shops and hair salons, fitness facilities, and other establishments in lower Shaw for four hours that afternoon. They received free #loveshaw T-shirts and refrigerator magnets and recyclable shopping bags, and enjoyed cocktail and food samples, caricatures, and other freebies. The Open House ended at the French Quarter... >>more
08/16/2017 - 10:12am
Foundry Gallery Foundry Gallery will exhibit the works of Ric Garcia and Fierce Sonia in an exhibition entitled “Dynamic Duos: Power and Form.” As one would expect with a title focused on superhero references, the artists have endeavored to produce an exhibition replete with imagery harkening back to the days when cartoons dominated the airwaves on Saturday mornings. However, beyond the strength and power associated with superheroes, the artists have chosen to take a different twist... >>more
08/16/2017 - 9:13am
Ari’s Art Deco We’d been meaning to try out Ari’s Diner in Ivy City. The first time we visited, every seat was taken. But the next time, for lunch, we practically had the place to ourselves. The appealing decor is Art Deco, with gleaming aluminum trim, nifty light fixtures, and wide, comfy booths and counter stools. Chef Miguel Rosario’s kitchen turns out better-than-decent diner fare, with all-day breakfast plus healthy options like salads (including a summery... >>more
08/14/2017 - 10:12am
Boundary Stone’s Songs of Summer The Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave. NW) has expanded its musical footprint and launched the 100% Summer Session Concert Series. While Monday is still reserved for open mic night, the venue has added events on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer, and plans to continue in the fall. Each Saturday will see a different concert featuring local and regional bands. On Wednesday, owner Colin McDonough plans to mix it up with music education programs... >>more
08/14/2017 - 9:12am
Mount Vernon Triangle Is for the Dogs The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID), in partnership with Spot on Training, held a special event for man’s best friend, in conjunction with the weekly farmers’ market. Catering to the four-legged population of MVT, Milian Park was transformed into an obstacle course where dogs could jump, catch, and run through tunnels into their owners’ arms. This was the fourth annual Doggone Fun Day, and Spot on Training... >>more
08/12/2017 - 9:12am
At the July meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E, the commissioners took another vote on a revised Cloakroom settlement agreement before the establishment met with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to discuss a liquor license change. The commissioners also updated the status of a vacant 6E seat. Commissioners Alex Padro (6E01, chair), Anthony Brown (6E02, secretary), Frank Wiggins (6E03, vice chair), Alex Marriott (6E05, treasurer), and Kevin Rogers (6E07)... >>more
07/14/2017 - 9:13am
Boundary Stone’s Songs of Summer The Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave. NW) has expanded its musical footprint and launched the 100% Summer Session Concert Series. While Monday is still reserved for open mic night, the venue has added events on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer, and plans to continue in the fall. Each Saturday will see a different concert featuring local and regional bands. On Wednesday, owner Colin McDonough plans to mix it up with music education programs... >>more
07/12/2017 - 10:15am
Foundry Gallery Trained as a scientist, Allen Hirsh creates his own mathematical programs to distort images, producing work that harken back to the psychedelic era of the late 1960s. Hirsh's images draw inspiration from more classical subjects such as the nude, still life, and landscape. Says Hirsh, “The most powerful intellectual tool science has is mathematics. As a physical scientist I know that when a theorem about how the world works is put into the language of mathematics,... >>more
07/12/2017 - 9:11am
Were we still in Shaw? Or had we been magically teleported to Oaxaca? We had visited this southern Mexican state years ago, and the cooking and decor of Espita Mezcaleria brought back pleasant memories. And, at this amazing restaurant, I actually ate worms. More about that later. Espita’s creators believe that “you eat with your eyes first, and the art on the walls should be as engaging as the food on your plate.” Working with designer Rachel Aikens of Reid & Taylor Studio... >>more