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Vinofest DC Comes to NoMa May 9

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This Saturday, hope for sun as Vinofest takes over NoMa 3pm and continues on til 10pm.  Presented by Vinolovers, VinoFest is a curated wine and music festival that celebrates memorable wine experiences, flavorful music, passion for food, diverse communities, and charitable giving. This unique intersection of passion and purpose makes VinoFest more than a wine event and even more than a concert – it’s a full sensory experience.

Musical guests include DJ Neekola, Alison Carney, DJ Hazzard, Black Masala, DJ Adrian Loving, White Ford Bronco, DJ Adrian Loving, Trouble Funk and Questlove as the headliner.

Complimentary tastings and a commemorative glass are included in the ticket price.  Foodtrucks will be on hand, including Dirty South Deli, Gouter, Red Hook Lobster, Pound DC, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen, Snocream Company, Swizzler, and Puddin’.

STOREY PARK NOMA, 1005 FIRST ST NE
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015

VIP ACCESS: 3-5PM
GENERAL: 5-10PM
Click for tickets.

Proceeds benefit Make A Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic, DC Central Kitchen, and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

 

ABOUT VINOLOVERS

Vinolovers is an e-commerce and festival experience company. Our online wine subscription service delivers monthly curated and personalized wine sourced from boutique wineries. It’s a wine club that refuses to be simply a wine club. Our VinoFest Wine and Music Festival brings people together in celebration of love of wine and love of life.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Art is Risen Edition

"Work by Sondra Arkin at Long View Gallery's Network which opens this Thursday.  Image courtesy of the gallery. "

“Work by Sondra Arkin at Long View Gallery’s Network which opens this Thursday. Image courtesy of the gallery. “

Thursday, April 2

All We Art – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Join All We Art for a discussion featuring Luisa Elena Vidaurre, Andrea Pollan and Lisa Brown. Visitors to the Through Her Eyes discussion will hear about lessons learned and tips from their experience as gallery owners. For more details, click here. 

All We Art is located at 1666 33rd Street NW.  

Long View Gallery – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Eve Stockton and Sondra N. Arkin both explore the interconnectivity of the world around them. In Networks, Stockton and Arkin attempt to understand this networking at the technological level through their art. For more information, click here.

Long View Gallery is located at 1234 Ninth Street NW.

Friday, April 3

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to midnight

ReCreative Spaces presents Black Life/White Light. This exhibition featured featuring white artists responding to the Black Lives Matter movement. For more information, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Saturday, April 4

Wild Hand Workspace – 1 p.m.

Morgan Hungerford West with Starchild Studios DC presents a workshop on how to build one’s creative career. West will provide information on networking, branding, marketing your craft, and so much more. For details, click here.

Wild Hand Workspace is located at 716 Monroe St. NE Studio #8.

The Fridge – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Women in Color features all new works from DC-based artist Rose Jaffe. Through her work, Jaffe seeks to celebrate the emotions and dynamism of young women. For more information, click here.

The Fridge is located across the street from Matchbox Pizza on 8th Street SE.

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

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IntellectuCOOL Presents: THE GREY AREA – Get 20% OFF Your Tickets

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Saturday, March 14th, 6pm.

There is no better showcasing of the arts than the wonderful series of events that IntellectuCOOL has blessed DC with. On March 14th they bring you “The Grey Area” – where they will be exploring life’s undefined spaces through visual art, conversation, monologues, poetry and dance. There will even be an after party kicking off at 10pm.

Get tickets here. Type in our special DC Style Is Real promo code COOLSTYLE and get 20% off your tickets.

Mousai House
411 New York Ave NE – Studio 3A
Washington, DC 20002

What you can expect: The best social experience you’ve ever had of course. IntellectuCOOL focuses on bringing people from all walks of life together in the same room to discuss real and relevant topics, with the hope of making cool connections. This event is designed to explore life’s grey areas. You can expect poetry, theatrical and dance performances; as well as a visual art presentation. All this will happen in one of the most unique spaces in DC– The Mousai House…And did we mention the after party doe?

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Punk not Dead Edition

Red by Mary D. Ott. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Red by Mary D. Ott. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.

Friday, March 6

Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of two new exhibitions Sprout by Touchstone member artists and COLOR: Paintings by Mary D. Ott. These two exhibitions explore color and pattern through a variety of media. For details about the openings, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave., NW.

 

Leica Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Suspect Device, Chris Suspect exhibits 20 black and white prints which, upon first glance, appear to be yet another DC Hardcore retrospective. However, Suspect has captured scenes from the last four years— 2011‐2015. For more information about the exhibition, click here.

Leica Store Gallery DC is located at 977 F St., NW.

 

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

(Re)creation ­ An Artist’s Exploration is a group show built on the idea of recreation. Artists were invited to interpret the theme in any way they saw fit. Visitors are encouraged to explore this theme as they view the pieces. For details, click here.

ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Ave., NE.

 

Saturday, March 7

CHAL – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join CHAL for the opening of Food for Thought juried by Bonny Wolf. Twenty­nine artists contributed work to this group exhibition with subjects ranging from vegetables to the artists’ concepts of the topic of food. For more information, click here.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is located at 545 Seventh St., SE.

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

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Meet DC’s Meat Man

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Most children relish the thought of sweet treats, like rugelach or those festive chocolate-covered rainbow cookies. Not Douglas Singer, meat extraordinaire and owner of Singer’s Significant Meats. As a child growing up in Cleveland and Detroit, Singer made no bones about his favorite indulgences when visiting his grandparents. He wanted to go to the deli, not the bakery section. With corned beef as the target, young Doug developed his “lifelong, total love for all things meat.”

While cooking as the head chef at the US consulate in Florence, he met DC celebrity-chef Jose Andres, who invited Singer to work for him here in Washington. Upon arrival in the District, Singer had two questions: where to live and where to find a good sandwich. Even with the hot real estate market, the latter question proved much trickier.

Never fully satisfied, Singer happened upon a unique way to cure his meat using a completely natural alternative. Most meat purveyors, he says, utilize a synthetic curative. Singer, however, makes use of celery juice powder, which contains naturally produced nitrites, the critical curing ingredient. Six hundred pounds of brisket later, a new and all-natural recipe was born.

Ever protective of his proprietary blend, Singer shares the ingredients, but not the proportions, of his masterpiece solution: they include salt, sugar, honey, pepper, coriander, garlic, chili flakes, allspice and bay leaf.

As a next step, Singer tried to find producers who would help make his meat, but he realized that he could prepare it better than anyone. Like Debbi Minkoff Miller of Banana Love Muffins, Singer now rents space at Union Kitchen, the full-service, fully licensed food incubator in Northeast Washington. Comfortable in his own corned-beef corner, Singer continues to perfect his recipe as a small-batch operation. He uses only local providers and suppliers for spices and meat and cures everything by hand.

What’s so significant about this meat maker? Besides the talented men behind the operation (Doug and his business partner, Peter Smith) and the ingredients, Doug truly produces traditional meat with a twist. His deli favorites, corned beef and pastrami, were known as the poor man’s meat, traditionally sourced from less sought-after cuts. But from these humble origins, each piece of Singer’s meat receives ten loving days of production.

“Time is the critical ingredient” in this old-school-style process, Singer says, noting that most commercial production is done in three swift days, without detail-oriented care. Singer’s Significant Meats doesn’t cut corners—except, perhaps, a little slice on the side for you to sample.

 

Doug Singer, pic courtesy of Evan Caplan

Doug Singer, pic courtesy of Evan Caplan

How do you get your hands on Singer’s meats? Singer’s Significant Meats just concluded a pop-up run at Newton’s Table in Bethesda, but a full menu of delights, from half-smokes to matzah balls to veggie options, is available online. Several area retailers also sell the corned beef and pastrami. These include:
Bread Furst, 202-765-1200, 4434 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, Monday–Friday 7 am–6 pm, Saturday 8 am–6 pm, Sunday 8 am–3 pm
Smucker Farms, 202-986-7332, 2118 14th St NW, Washington, DC, Monday–Friday 8 am–9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am–8 pm
Urban Pantry, 571-335-4983, 2121 North Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA, Monday–Sunday 7 am–7 pm
Seasonal Pantry, 202-713-9866, 1314½ 9th St NW, Washington, DC, Thursday–Saturday 12 pm–7 pm (Singer’s Significant Meats coming soon)

Read Evan Caplan‘s original article at Jewish Food Experience, here.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: #BlackLivesMatter Edition

"Detail from work on view at Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men at the Prince George's County African American Museum and Cultural Center ."

“Detail from work on view at Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men at the Prince George’s County African American Museum and Cultural Center .”

Thursday, February 19

WPA at Artisphere – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Washington Project for the Arts hosts Asantewa Boakyewa, Kristi-Anne Caisse, Sarah Hanley, and Phyllis Rosenzweig for a curators talk. Join them as they discuss the artists and works featured in SELECT 2015. For more information, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Friday, February 20

DCCAH Eye Street Gallery– 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This collection of artwork exhibits the works of the artists awarded an FY15 Artist Fellowship Program grant from DCCAH. Come and see works of the twenty-four artists celebrated in the opening reception. For details about the exhibition, click here.

DCCAH’s 200 Eye Street Gallery is located at 200 I (Eye) St. SE.

District Clay – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join District Clay as they host British potter and author, Penny Simpson. She will be signing copies of her groundbreaking book The Japanese Pottery Handbook on its 35th anniversary. For more information and to reserve your spot, click here.

District Clay is located at 2414 Douglas Ave. NE.

Saturday, February 21

Gallery plan b – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate the gallery’s ten year anniversary! A select group of artists, who have previously exhibited works, will be presenting new pieces in a 10”x10” size format for this anniversary exhibition. For details, click here.

Gallery plan b is located 1530 14th St. NW.

DC GlassWorks – 5:30 p.m.

Sculptors Robin and Julia Rogers return to DC GlassWorks for a live demonstration of their creative process. Viewers will see the visiting artists sculpt a cowboy riding a rabbit from 2,000 degree glass! For details about how to get your free ticket, click here.

DC Glassworks is located at 5366 46th Ave., Hyattsville, MD. 

PGCAAMCC – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Transforming Anew: Perspectives of Black Men features the work of Chanel Compton, Nehemiah Dixon, and David Ibata. Viewers will see a wide-range of artworks that mirror the experiences and stories of the men in the works. For more information, click here.

PGAAMCC is located at 4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Ancestral Edition

Thursday, February 12

WPA at Artisphere – 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Washington Project for the Arts presents Jennifer Farrell, Ryan Holladay, Sarah Kennel, and Brian Young for a curators talk. Join them as they discuss the artists and works featured in SELECT 2015. For more information, click here.

Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.

 

Friday, February 13

Pepco Edison Place Gallery – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Light of the Ancestors, curated by Carolyn Goodridge, encourages viewers to see how the past continues to inspire us today. Sixty-eight artists come together in this exhibition to celebrate the people of the African Diaspora. For details about artists and the exhibition, click here.

Pepco Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth Street NW.

 

Saturday, February 14

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Women Photojournalists of Washington host the Fourth Annual Photo Seminar and Portfolio Review. Make sure to register for this event in advance. For more details about how to register, click here.

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is located at 500 17th Street NW.

 

Off-Rhode Gallery – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join Off-Rhode Gallery for Blackness Counts: an exploration in unapologetic Africanity a survey of Jay Coleman’s recent works. Coleman’s portraits focus on the form of the subjects to create an expressive and colorful image. For more information, click here.

 Off Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.

 

Sunday, February 15

 

Art Matters Gallery – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Art Works Now at Art Matters Gallery for the opening reception of A Year of Color. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, Asha Colquit McCollum. McCollum’s work explores the use of color and the creation of art as therapy. For details about the opening, click here.

art matters gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD

 

Pleasant Pains Workshop – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

From the Permanent Collection exhibits collections of prints owned by resident print-makers. Each artist will add a new print to Pleasant Plains Workshop’s inventory and these will be available in multiples at the shop. For more information, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW.

 

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

 

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