Weekend East City Event Round Up:  H Street Voodoo Edition

Thursday, April 3 Wild Hand Workspace– 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Illustrator Elizabeth Graeber’s work has been featured in numerous national publications.  Her whimsical, vibrantly colored work will be on display at the Wild Hand Workspace in Brookland .  To read more about Graeber’s work, click here. Wild Hand Workspace is located in Studio 8,…

Weekend East City Event Round Up: 100,000 People Can’t be Wrong Edition

Friday September 20 DC Murals (3pm to 5pm) DC Mural and Art4All present a lecture by artists on the significance of their public pieces at various locations around DC.  In addition, Caitlin Carroll will present  her recently completed documentary film on DC’s murals.  For more information click here. The Anacostia Library is located at 1800…

Peter Pan Darkly: No Rules Theater’s New Production

No Rules Theater Company‘s current show, Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers, is a fun, dark, engaging time.  While staying very true to the book (yes, there’s a book, not just a Disney movie), this play turns the story on its head. Michael has died, leaving Wendy, John and Mrs. Darling grief stricken and…

Boundary Road: (P)review

  Boundary Road, the long-awaited tavern and eatery at 414 H Street NE, is officially opening on Monday after a series of delays, according to their Facebook page. Aside from the wagon-wheel chandelier upstairs, the decor looks great (lots of wood and exposed brick) and their drink menu looks quite inventive, including one made with…

Fruit Bat: Mellow Delight

Like the 90’s R&B soundtrack on its stereo, Fruit Bat on a Thursday night is mellow and delicious.  Between the homey feel of The Pug and the electic and sometimes shocking vibe at The Red Palace, Fruit Bat is a gem on H Street.  Between wild and divey, it’s just the right kind of relaxed…

The Big Board Adds an Upstairs

Happily, The Big Board, the new bar in the place of sad what-could-have-been story, Toyland, is doing very, very well in its new home at 4th and H, NE.  Every time I have been in or walked by, the bar is filled with friendly-looking types of all ages, creating the everybody-knows-your-name-but-not-in-a-weird-or-creepy-way vibe. What’s more, now…

H Street News Round-up

Long-awaited Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar, soon to be located at 644 H Street NE, is in the process of getting final approval for their liquor license and should open relatively soon. Hopefully this will alleviate the ludicrous 45 minute waits at Sticky Rice on Tuesdays. Unfortunately, as far as Le Grenier (upcoming French bistro…

The Parlour Pops Up on H Street

What is The Parlour?  Shhhhhh, it’s a secret! OK, OK, I’ll tell you.  It’s the latest pop-up art venue to hit DC, and in particular, H Street.  Open this week only, The Parlour resides in the loft space above The Big Board at 4th and H, NE.  I haven’t been yet.  In fact, I only…

Ethiopic Reigns on Lower H Street

Now readers of last weekend’s Saturday Post know what denizens of H Street have known for months: Ethiopic makes killer kitfo (read Tom Sietsema’s review here). Now that the restaurant has undergone a lengthy refurbishment, diners can enjoy a more polished aethetic experience while sustaining the same high caliber of Ethiopian food that DCists have…

Botany Comes Alive at Studio H

To celebrate Studio H’s second anniversary as the most hole-in-the-wall gallery on H Street, owner Phil Hutinet celebrated the run of not one, but two concurrent shows this past weekend. Studio H itself is a wonderful space and a true find.  Climb up the stairs above a fitness center with no permanent sign, to find…

192 | DC Project Shows at Sova

As we all know (or maybe don’t) there are (or were) 192 countries in this wonderful world.  Whatever the number, there are tons of countries out there, yet many of us remained narrowly focused on our own lives, going from home to work, to home again.  We have communities, yes, and how do those communities…

All Aboard the Big Board

Rising from the ashes of beloved and reviled Toyland comes The Big Board, a new gourmet burger joint and bar at the corner of 5th and H St NE. The decor is noticeably different from the Toyland days. The owners have smartly chosen an understated yet considerably more urban theme, with exposed brick and a…