Penn Quarter: Do Good…Shopping

Penn Quarter offers two ways to swing into the holiday season: Spy Museum Coat Drive: Help Spy Win the Cold War! Donate a new or gently used coat and enjoy $7 OFF General Admission! The Spy Museum and One Warm Coat invite you to join our first annual coat drive to “Help Win the Cold…

Editorial: NoMa Deserves Engaging, Artist-Driven Public Art

This editorial by Eric Hope first appeared at East City Art.  Plan to attend the community meeting tomorrow (Thursday) evening.  Register here.  The NoMa neighborhood due north of Union Station has seen its share of transformation in recent years as apartment and office buildings replace parking lots. However, that sense of discovery ends abruptly upon entering…

Banned Books Week Celebrates with Black Out Poetry

This Thursday at 7pm, come re-purpose old magazines and newspapers to create poetry and art. Blackout poetry is a form of found poetry created by erasing or covering up pieces of text to make poems out of the remaining words. The library is hosting a number of events discussing issues of censorship for Banned Books Week,…

From the Archives: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

In the dog days of August, we take a break from posting about events and bring you this gem from the archives.   I came to Washington, D.C. eight years ago. I had finished grad school in New York, and D.C. was not on the map until I met my boyfriend, who had found a…

Do More 24: Support a Local Non-profit Today!

Do More 24 brings together nonprofit organizations, companies, and people committed to making a difference on one day to make the National Capital Area a better place for all. It provides an opportunity to showcase the amazing and critical work of nonprofit organizations serving our region. Anacostia Gracious Arts Program (AGAP) provides arts education to inner-city students…

Walkable Living Within Reach

The Coalition for Smarter Growth brings today’s story about the push behind the desire to live, work, and play local.  As has been said before, “you’re not in traffic, you are traffic,” and some DC residents have had enough.  Read on and take a look at their interactive map. Today, 38% of District households are…

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

I came to Washington, D.C. eight years ago. I had finished grad school in New York, and D.C. was not on the map until I met my boyfriend, who had found a job here. I was less than thrilled: My hope had been to settle in New York, and work for the United Nations. I…

Free Photo Tour at the Capitol Building

Are you hoping you get around to taking some gorgeous pics of the spring flora before summer arrives?  Do you just want to get outside more often?  Do you live on the Hill?  Take advantage of a FREE opportunity to tour the ground of the Capitol and get some photos in the process. The U.S….