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…

Canstruction Build Out at the National Building Museum

Canstruction 2014 is almost here! Twenty-eight teams will have just six hours to construct their imaginative sculptures! This year’s theme “Play With Your Food” turns the childhood admonition on its head. A record number of teams will use cans of food to recreate giant versions of classic toys and games including chess pieces, roller skates, and tree…

Film Screening: Red-Headed Woman

Tough Dames in Satin Slips: Films from Pre-Code Hollywood In a film and discussion series that will explore the history of sex and violence in the movies, censorship and the ratings system, movie critic Nell Minow and journalist Margaret Talbot present gems of pre-code cinema. The story of a saucy, scheming, gold-digger, Red-Headed Woman can…

Soupergirl: DC’s Mother-Daughter Souperhero Team

It’s common knowledge that Mom knows best—especially when it comes to cooking. But it’s certainly not as common to set up a business based on Mom’s wholesome, progressive and earth-friendly food. Meet Soupergirl, which is run by a mother-daughter duo that has brought the passion (not to mention healthfulness!) of a unique style of home cooking…

Hill Center Concert Series features Dandy Wellington

Hill Center welcomes New York entertainer Dandy Wellington and his Band to the Hill Center Concert Series. Inspired by the jazz of the big band era, the band has taken the sounds of the 1930’s and 40’s and created a world of well dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz…

Dolcezza Opens Factory to the Public

As a Dolcezza fan, I’m passing along this release from Dolcezza Gelato, my personal favorite gelato (or ice cream) in the DC area. Dolcezza Gelato is pleased to announce our state-of-the-art gelato factory + coffee lab factory at 550 Penn Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, just steps from Union Market, will officially open to the…

DC Metro Patterns: To and Fro, Night and Day

From friend-of-the-blog Allan Fong, we bring you a look at DC’s Metro ridership patterns. Note the difference between where DC goes for work and where DC goes for play.   For example, you can clearly see that Farragut North, Farragut West, Metro Center, and L’Enfant Plaza are the work destination of many DC commuters.  You…