11th annual DC APA Film Festival

11th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Thursday, October 7 through Saturday October 16, 2010

The DC APA Film Festival is a ten day film festival throughout the DC area screening films by and about Asian Americans. This year’s Opening Night film is AU REVOIR TAIPEI by Arvin Chen, executive produced by Wim Wenders. In addition to that we have a load of feature and short films, and a few parties thrown in to boot. Check out the full schedule and buy your tickets early!

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A View from the Top at 425 Mass ** UPDATED **

UPDATED (10/5/10 11PM) - I’ve been notified that this event has been cancelled.

A View from the Top

A Fresh Perspective from DC’s Hottest New Community,

Featuring A Sneak Preview of FotoWeek DC 2010.

You are invited to a rooftop celebration of 425 Mass. We are hosting an exclusive sneak preview of FotoWeek, the annual celebration of photography in DC. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails while getting an early look at these inspiring exhibits.

Join us for tours and an open house of 425 Mass, one of DC’s coolest new communities.

you’re invited

Wednesday, October 6

6:00-9:00 pm

at 425 Mass Apartments

425 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001

RSVP Please respond by October 1st at

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WalkingtownDC Fall 2010 Edition

The Fall 2010 edition of WalkingTownDC is this upcoming weekend.

Rebuilding Mount Vernon Triangle
Sunday, September 26th, 9 – 10:30 am

Meet and end at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 801 K Street, NW (south side entrance)

This is a not-to-miss tour of the small neighborhood just north of Chinatown. Discover the emerging Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood and hear about the history of this once forgotten area, including its rebirth with new retails, offices, and high-rise condos. This tour will include a walk past the remaining historic buildings, discussion about the social and economic forces that lead to its decline as well as its current revitalization. You will also have a chance to visit one of the new apartment buildings.

Presented by Cultural Tourism DC member organization Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District and led by Executive Director Bill McLeod

Bill McLeod of MVTCID

Photo from Spring 2008 Tour; photo courtesy of Mr. T in DC

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4th and Mass Capital Bikeshare Station

The first Capital Bikeshare station in the Triangle was installed on September 10th at 5th and K. That location had been in all the planning for the new bikeshare system from the earliest stages. This week another station was installed in the Triangle at 4th and Mass in front of Papa Johns. This 15-dock station was not in many of the early editions of the proposed system maps but residents have been lobbying DDOT extensively for more system density in our area.

Closeup of 4th and Mass NW Capital Bikeshare station

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Cuba Libre con descuento

The arrival of Cuba Libre has come along more slowly than originally anticipated. However according to NBC Washington the new restaurant at 9th & H will be offering us a great honeymoon period with 25 and 50% discounts during the initial two weeks.

Will Washingtonians go for web-advertised “celeb spotting,” a “late-night Latin floor show,” “mojito madness” or something else? What about 50 percent off dinner from Oct. 1-7? Or a 25 percent discount the following week? The two-week “preview” period is designed to draw in new patrons who might not be familiar with the flavors of Nuevo Cubano or the concept. It also gives the new restaurant a pass to work out kinks and train employees.

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