- Select: the WPA 2011 Art Auction Exhibition will be on view from February 19 through March 12 at 700 Sixth Street NW [DCist]
- World-renowned Chef Michel Richard is offering a gourmet bucket of chicken on the new takeout menu at Central [We Love DC]
- Our neighborhood bike shops talks to local historian Mark Herlong [BicycleSPACE]
- The Dalai Lama will be coming to the Verizon Center this summer [WCP Housing Complex]
- A construction permit has been posted at the old Adult Video store at 6th & H Streets NW [Prince of Petworth]
- A foodie blog chats with the Executive Chef of Acadiana [everyfoodfits]
Happy Valentine’s Weekend everyone! Whether you are blissfully in love, or actively boycotting the holiday this year, there are plenty of events going on in the District this weekend.
- The DC Jazz Loft Bebop Edition will be at the Red Door this Sunday night. The event is free (donations are encouraged), and it’s BYOB, so definitely stop by Safeway before heading over! (Facebook)
- Still haven’t fulfilled that New Years Resolution to start treating your body right? Well Saturday may be your chance to shape up! The Science of Spirituality is hosting an Intro to “The Power of Meditation” at the Hampton Inn in Chinatown. (Free in DC)
- Tonight is the annual Whoopie Pie Contest at Zola Kitchen! The event is free, and in addition to a massive amount of whoopie pies, there will also be a wine tasting and raffle. (Washingtonian)
- Single this Valentines Day? Againn is hosting an Anti-Valentines Day Dinner on Monday night. They will be showing The Break-Up and So I Married an Axe Murderer, and serving black pudding, Scottish salmon and spotted dick. Sounds romantic, doesn’t it? (Againn)
- Saturday is the 12th Annual Washington DC International Wine & Food Festival at the Ronald Reagan Building. Over 100 different wines are featured, as well as celebrity chef demos, and lots of food samples! (Wine & Food)
- The Fourth Annual Our City Film Festival is on Saturday and Sunday at the Goethe Institute. All films that are shown showcase life in DC. (Yachad DC)
- All weekend you can head to the Museum of Crime and Punishment for a Crimes of Passion event. Couples are bound together upon entry, and led through the museum by guides detailing some of the most gruesome love stories throughout DC and beyond. And the handcuffs are yours to keep! (Museum Site)
Happy Friday everyone! It looks like we might have another snow-filled weekend ahead of us! Here is what is going on in the neighborhood and surrounding areas.
- Feeling a little nostalgic for last year’s Snowmeggadon? Check out Ernesto Santalla’s Symmetries Exhibit at The Longview Gallery (Longview Gallery)
- Mandu is open for business! Did anyone else attend the soft opening last weekend? (Mandu)
- Happy Chinese New Year! Ping Pong Dim Sum has added some new items to the menu to celebrate the year of the Rabbit. (Citystream)
- On Monday night, head over to Birch and Barley for their Beer Belly dinner – guests can enjoy a 5 course menu of the best bellies out there (from fish to lamb). Dinner is $76/person, which includes beer pairings. (Birch&Barley)
- The 2011 Washington Auto Show begins a 10 day run at the Convention Center from January 28th to February 6th. The event features the latest in automobiles and celebrity appearances from Chris Cooley, Snooki and D.C. United players (Washington Auto Show).
A couple of postings around the DC Blogosphere that caught our eye:
Washington City Paper: Lydia DePillis reports that 1005 7th Street NW will host a Temporium in February right before DC Fashion Week. A Temporium is part of the Office of Planning’s Temporary Urbanism iniative and aims to transforms vacant storefronts or spaces into a temporary retail space for local entrepreneurs to exhibit and sell their work. The Temporium at 7th & New York will house local fashion, design and art installations, as well as host workshops and events. The grant for this effort was awarded to Shaw Main Streets.
Urbanturf: Michelle Lerner discusses both the pros and the cons of serving on the board of your condominium in a two part series. Mark Wellborn provides an explanation behind the high fees of living in a co-op. For one thing, property taxes are included in the co-op fee rather than something the individual unit owner pays for via a tradtional escrow.
Happy Friday everyone! Luckily we have managed to avoid a major snowstorm yet again, so what kind of trouble can we get in to this long holiday weekend?
- Thank you for the tip from one of our readers! It looks like the Convention Center is hosting their Annual Motorcycle Show this weekend. (Motorcycle Show)
- The Opening Reception for Touchstone Gallery at 901 New York Avenue is tonight (Friday) between 6-8:30PM. Wine tasting and live music will accompany the current OFF-KILTER exhibit. (press release)
- Also at the Convention Center is NBC4’s 18th Annual Health and Fitness Expo Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The expo features seminars, demonstrations, and nearly 200 exhibitors. (Health And Fitness Expo)
- CityVista will be hosting FREE Yoga sessions every Tuesday night, 7-9 PM, through February 13th. These classes are hosted by the Science of Spirituality, Washington DC (Free in DC)
- The Museum of Censored Art opened this week, outside of the National Portrait Gallery. Yes, the “Museum” is actually a trailer, where you can catch the controversial film “A Fire in my Belly” and learn about its censored creator, David Wojnarowicz. (DCist)
Happy New Year! I’ll be blogging for MVT each Friday morning, keeping you up-to-date on what is happening within the Triangle all weekend, as well as any fun events in the rest of DC.
[Editor’s note: Please welcome Blagden Blogger as a new contributor to the Triangle].
As it is the first weekend after the New Year, things are still a little dead in the District. But there are a few things worth checking out if you feel like venturing outside of your apartment…..
- HIDE/SEEK Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery — running through February 13th. If you have not been yet, you still have time! It’s an interesting collection exploring sexual roles in American portraits. (site)
- There are several events going on at MLK library as part of the Martin Luther King Program Series.
- An Elvis-themed birthday party on Saturday night at the Warehouse – Fight Club meets Burlesque. (Out of This World Party)
- Busboys and Poets (5th and K) will be showing the film “Lunchline” on Sunday night at 8 PM. (Trailer!)
- The Passenger (1021 7th Street NW) had rotated bangers and mash off their menu, but after its mention in DCist best dishes of 2010, they’re bringing it back for the next two weeks! (DCist)
- Taylor Gourmet has a new roast beef hoagie [Young & Hungry]
- Kushi is food critic Tim Carman’s favorite new place to eat and drink [Young & Hungry]
- Law firm Skadden Arps pulls out of the City Center Development [DCMetrocentric]
- We’ve been hearing that Rita’s Water Ice will be coming to Chinatown for seemingly 18+ months and began to doubt. But the signage is finally up. [Prince of Petworth]
- The 2010 Best of Washingtonian party is being held tonight (7/21) at the National Building Museum.
Penn Quarter: The former Zenith Gallery (413 7th St NW) was subdivided after shuttering. Pitango Gelato opened in one space this past weekend and we learn that a new fast casual Indian concept called Merzi will open in the remaining space.
I-395 Air Rights – Jonathan O’Connell reports that Fenty is close to finalizing the sell the air-rights above 3 blocks of I-395 to Louis Dreyfus. This blog outlined the vision Louis Dreyfus put forth for the project in Feb 2009. [Washingtonpost]
- Mount Vernon Triangle: The executive chef at Buddha Bar will be Chul Kee Ko from Charlottesville’s Ten (WBJ). Opening still targeted for the May 3rd/4th timeframe.
- Chinatown: More details on the opening of Capitol Hemp in Chinatown (Prince of Petworth)
- Smithsonian: Pictures from last Friday’s Hirshhorn After Hours (We Love DC)
- Chinatown: Monument Realty partners with Yeni Wong to hopefully jumpstart redevelopment of Gallery Square at 7th & H (WBJ via PQLiving, Tony)
- Union Station: Boston Properties buys into 500 N Capitol St and has plans to redevelop (WBJ)
- Mount Vernon Triangle: ANC6C commissioner Keith Silver calls current stall a small victory at 5th and I parking lot issue (Washington Informer)
As we close out the month, below are some of our top posts from March 2010.
- Broadway wins approval of plans to sell the DuMont
- Kushi is Open for Business
- Buddha Bar opening targeted for late April
- Inspiration arrives
- Stakeholders discuss 5th and Eye parking lot fiasco at MVSNA Meeting
- Update on Hill Country
- $5 Foot-long with WiFi
- Cuba Libre to open in June
- Mandu Rumor
- Pho DC coming to Chinatown
The community suffered tragic loss in March with the passing of a great leader and man in Miles Groves.