Weekend [East City] Arts Roundup

All Weekend   Artland Temporium Brookland (Friday 6pm, Saturday 6pm and Sunday at 4pm) Artland is a 12 week public art celebration offering free cultural events and promoting creative expression that are housed in temporiums in an effort to revitalize two vacant storefronts in the Monroe Street NE area of Brookland. Like LUMEN8Anacostia, this project…

How To: Crush It At Outdoor Movies This Season

Outdoor movies: stiff necks, long waits at the Port-a-potty, and mosquitoes galore.  Are you destined to be uncomfortable and disappointed at every outdoor movie you’ve rounded up the St. Elmo’s Fire crew to attend?  Not if you follow the Boy Scout motto. Be prepared. I know we all expect to be able to waltz onto the green…

Pool Perfection: Modern Manners Takes a Dip

Modern Manners is feeling hot, hot, hot! It’s my most favorite of seasons, summer, and all this Vitamin D is making me dizzy with joy, so I’m sharing some thoughts about etiquette at that bastion of summer traditions, the pool. No possession is more coveted in DC during the summer than the rooftop pool. If…

Spotted: Jay and Daisy in DC

It’s that time of the year again. Special events outfit Dandies & Quaintrelles put on their annual Seersucker Social at Hillwood Estate in upper Northwest. Similar to the autumnal Tweed Ride, the Seersucker Social starts with an eight-mile bike ride through the city, after which the large enthusiastic group dressed up in their best 1920s and 1930s era clothes…

A [Not At All] Brief Tour of Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park: Part the Second

Welcome back, virtual tourists! Where we last left off we were going to leave the lower, fountain-filled portion of the park to ascend to the upper, statue/grass-filled portion of the park. But in my haste to escape the steely yet incompetent glare of Statue President James Buchanan I neglected to point out the other statue…

Dear Rob: Couch Experiment

Dear Rob, I wanted to let you know about this idea my friend told me about.  It’s called the “couch experiment” and thought it would be useful in your posts. To see if the guy or girl you like likes you too, find them sitting on a couch at a party…sit down next to them…

The Wisdom Files: Pears of Wisdom

Wisdom  takes first place as my you-have-to-go-to-this-bar bar.  That is why I will run a post for each cocktail I think you may enjoy there.  Each one is completely different and different people will have their own favorites (after all, you’re a beautiful, unique snowflake, aren’t you?).  Hopefully, you’ll be intrigued enough to visit and try on…

Your Sunday Agenda: Life-Changing T-Shirts at Eastern Market

The forecast is in: your life is about to change forever this Sunday at Eastern Market. DC Style is Real contributor Joel Church—designer, artist, writer and muse—will offer you a unique opportunity to transform your every weakness and turn it into churning, raging, hyper masculine/feminine endowment. Joel’s design label, Monumental Threads, will be selling his…

The Argonaut: Summer Drinks Have Arrived

With the return of the sun today, consider some outside day-drinking.  From Selling DC Life comes this reminder to belly up to the Argonaut’s outdoor bar for one of their signature summer drinks.  A summer drink is usually served over ice, with bubbles or fruit or both, and makes you want to linger just a…

Free Today at Chinatown Coffee Co.

Today from noon to 1pm, the first fifteen Chinatown Coffee Co. Black Card holders (that sign of a true DC coffee fiend/snob) will receive a brand…new…free shirt! Normally sold with the hefty tag of $40, these babies will be handed out in a range of sizes. If you work in the area of H and 5th, NW,…

Ms. Vedral Goes to Washington: Glasses Off, Lights Out, Song 1

Author’s note: I’m about to mix up some metaphors here. In previous posts, I’ve referred to DC as a nerdy guy and also as the girl next door. Since I’m assuming you’re reading this at work because someone posted it as their g-chat status, I’ll refrain from getting into a discussion about the social constructs…