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The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., with programs beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 7:30 p.m. The festival will feature a diverse lineup of 115 authors--including US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, acclaimed novelist Amy Tan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith and two-time Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo. History and biography authors include Kai Bird, Ron Chernow, Steve Coll, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Stuart E. Eizenstat, David Grann, David Ignatius, Lawrence P. Jackson, Joseph Kanon, Catherine Kerrison, Brian Kilmeade, Patricia O’Toole, Adam Sisman and Lawrence Wright. The exposition floor on the lower level of the Convention Center will also offer a wide array of fun and exciting activities and programs for festival attendees of all ages. Read more at loc.gov/bookfest. Photo: Courtesy of the Library of Congress National Book Festival

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WATER, WIND, AND WAVES: MARINE PAINTINGS FROM THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE

The Dutch rose to greatness from the riches of the sea. During the seventeenth century they became leaders in marine travel, transport, commerce, and security as their massive cargo carriers and warships traversed oceans and their small vessels and fishing boats navigated inland and coastal waterways. Water, Wind, and Waves: Marine Paintings from the Dutch Golden Age explores the deep, multifaceted relationship the Dutch had with the water, including their gratitude for the sea’s bounty and their fear of its sometimes destructive power. Drawn largely from the Gallery’s own collection, the exhibition features nearly 50 paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and ship models. From quiet harbor scenes and frozen canals to fierce naval battles pitting Dutch crews against their Spanish foes, the range of images reveals the extraordinary impact the water had on art of the Dutch Golden Age. At the National Gallery of art through Nov. 25. nga.gov. Willem van de Velde the Younger, An English Ship Running onto a Rocky Coast in a Gale, c. 1690 oil on canvas unframed: 24 7/16 x 30 1/2 in.; framed: 31 1/2 x 25 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. Kaufman American Foundation, George M. and Linda H. Kaufmam


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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY AT THE KEEGAN

The Bridges of Madison County, a musical based on the best-selling novel, is a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross. This 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Score and Orchestrations captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland and the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if…?” The Bridges of Madison County is on stage at The Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW, from Aug. 4 to Sept. 2. (The Keegan Theatre now offers $11 parking to patrons at Colonial Parking, 1616 P St. NW, the closest garage to the theatre. Visit keegantheatre. com/contact-or-visit/plan-your-visit.) keegantheatre. com. Actors Susan Derry and Dan Felton. Photo: Rj Pavel

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Free For All returns this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company, offering two weeks of free performances of the Company’s 2016 production of Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, from Aug. 21 to Sept. 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. For each performance, a select number of seats are given away to lottery winners. The online lottery opens Monday, Aug. 20. Also, every day at least 200 tickets will be available to the public in a ticket line beginning two hours prior to curtain. Limit is two tickets per person. shakespearetheatre.org.

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The DMV has had a brainy bar game creep up on it. Slowly but surely, local bars are offering a game with prizes, built-in conversation starters and ways to meet people while learning something. Trivia in bars is usually weekly, on Sunday through Thursday evenings. It’s free to play and you may just win free drinks. Here’s a partial listing: Justin’s (Navy Yard), 1025 1st St SE, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.;City Tap House (Dupont), 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW, Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Hen Quarter, 750 E St. NW, Mondays, 7 p.m.; Boundary Stone, 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Irish Channel, 500 H St. NW, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; and Arcuri, 2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Visit triviakings.com and districttrivia.com for more venues. Trivia players at City Tap House (Dupont).Photo: Courtesy of District Trivia

The cast of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Romeo & Juliet, in 2016, directed by Alan Paul. Photo: Scott Suchman

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DC Music Rocks Festival at 9:30 Club. Aug. 18, 7 PM. Features local, cross-genre music, from hip-hop to funk to hard rock with the bands Kid Brother, Pebble To Pearl, Fellowcraft, Allthebestkids and Black Dog Prowl. $15. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. dcmusicrocks.com/festival.

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OUTDOOR MOVIES, MUSIC AND CEREMONY Military Band Concerts at the Capitol. Weeknights in summer at 8 PM. Mondays, US Navy Band; Tuesdays, US Air Force Band; Wednesdays, US Marine Band; Thursdays, US Army Band or US Marine Band; Fridays, US Army Band. West side of the Capitol. There’s plenty of parking near the Botanic Garden. aoc.gov.

Air Force Band Concerts at the Air Force Memorial. Fridays, 7:30 PM. Air Force Memorial at One Air Force Memorial Drive in Arlington, VA. airforcememorial.org. Wednesdays at The Wharf. Through Aug. 22; 6 to 8 PM. Wednesdays at The Wharf is a free summer concert series that brings live music to Transit Pier. Aug. 15, Dixie Power Trio; Aug. 22, 19th Street Band. Transit Pier at The Wharf. wharfdc.com.


Marine Barracks Evening Parades. Fridays, 8:45 to 10 PM, through Aug. 24. The Evening Parade is held Friday evenings. Reservations suggested. barracks.marines.mil/ Parades/ Evening-Parade. Jazz in the Garden at the NGA. Fridays through Aug. 24, 5 to 8:30 PM. The free concerts feature locally and nationally acclaimed musicians. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, between Seventh and Ninth Streets on Constitution Avenue NW. The full schedule is at nga.gov. Fort Dupont Park Summer Entertainment Series. Saturdays through Sept. 7, 7 PM, gates open at 5:30 PM. Bring family and friends, lawn chairs, blankets and favorite snacks. Filming or recording devices, alcohol, candles or incense, glass bottles and grills are prohibited. All coolers and bags are subject to inspection at the entry points. Fort Dupont Park Amphitheater, 3600 F St. SE. Check nps. gov/fodu/planyourvisit/summertheatre for the release entertainment schedule. NoMa Summer Screen. Wednesdays at sunset. Movies subtitled. Aug. 15, Thelma & Louise; Aug. 22, Ghostbusters (2016); Aug. 29, Wonder Woman; Sept. 5, rain date. Movies are at NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, 1005 First St. NE. nomabid.org. Library of Congress Summer Movie on the Lawn. Aug. 16, The Wizard of Oz begins at sunset on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. loc.gov. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at Ft. Myer. Aug. 18, 8 PM. The US Army Band presents this fun, family-friendly concert that culminates with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with live cannon fire. Valid photo ID is required for patrons 18 and older. usarmyband.com. American Roots Music Concerts at the Botanic Garden. 5 to 7 PM. Aug. 23, Ruthie & The Wranglers, country. Provided seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis or bring a blanket or chair. National Garden Amphitheater. usbg.gov.

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Snarkitecture’s Fun House at the National Building Museum. Through Sept. 3. Curated by Italy-based Maria Cristina Didero, the heart of the exhibition is presented within a Snarkitecture-designed house. This freestanding structure that recalls and re-imagines the idea of the traditional home. Admission, $13 to $16. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. nbm.org. Photo: Noah Kalina

Foundation, benschilibowlfoundation. org. All proceeds go to the Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation. Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St. NW. Maryland Renaissance Festival. Aug. 25 and 26; Sept. 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9. 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis, MD. rennfest.com. Capital Dragon Boat Regatta at The Wharf. Aug. 25, 6 AM to 6 PM. Dragon boat racing has been part of the Chinese celebration of Duanwu Jie (the Dragon Boat Festival) for centuries. The Wharf District and Transit Piers. wharfdc.com. WashingCon Tabletop Gaming Convention. Sept. 8 and 9. Join fellow tabletop game enthusiasts at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd. NW. washingcon.com.

MUSIC Music at 9:30 Club. Aug. 11, Jeremih; Aug. 15, Seu Jorge; Aug. 17, Mura Masa; Aug. 18, DC Music Rocks Festival; Aug. 23, Kyle Kinane; Aug. 24, Can’t Feel My Face: 2010s Dance Party; Aug. 25, DJ Dredd’s MJ + Prince Dance Party; Aug. 31, Blisspop Disco Fest featuring Claptone; Sept. 1, Blisspop Disco Fest featuring Giorgio Moroder; Sept. 7, Nothing But Thieves. 815 V St. NW. 930.com. Sunset Summer Film Series at MLK Memorial. Aug. 23, at 8 PM, Black Panther. Seating begins at 7 PM. Bring a lawn chairs, blankets and food. Alcoholic prohibited. Admission is free. The first 100 people receive a gift. TheMemorialFoundation.org. NSO Labor Day Concert on the West Capital Lawn. Sept. 2, 8 PM. Free. There will be a security check. No Alcohol. Union Market Drive-in Movies. Fridays. Sept. 7, 8 PM, Movies are held in Union Market’s parking lot and projected on the wall. Free for walk-up film fans viewing in the picnic area, or $10 per car. Food is delivered on wheels by The DC Rollergirls. unionmarketdc.com/ events/union-market-drive-in-2018.

SPECIAL EVENTS RAMW Restaurant week. Aug. 13 to 19. The event’s website will be updated regularly with menus from each of the 250 participating restaurants in DC, Maryland

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and Virginia. $35 dinner, $22 lunch and $22 brunch. RWDMV.com. Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week. Aug. 17 to 26. More than 50 Alexandria restaurants offer a $35 threecourse dinner or a $35 dinner for two. More than 25 will also offer lunch deals at $15 or $22 per person in addition to the dinner specials. Fifteen restaurants will offer brunch for $15 or $22 per person. AlexandriaRestaurantWeek.com.

Music at Hill Country. Aug. 11, Texas Blues Dance Party Ft. Big Boy Little Blues Band; Aug. 12, Heather Gillis Band; Aug. 14, Roanoke; Aug. 17, Gangstagrass; Aug. 18, The Blasters; Aug. 23, Danny Barnes; Aug. 25, The Trainjumpers; Aug. 28, Szlachetka; Aug. 30,The 19th Street Band; Aug. 31, Drew Fish Band; Sept. 4, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds; Sept. 7, Ray Scott; Sept. 8, Koe Wetzel. Hill Country Live, 410 Seventh St. NW. hillcountry.com/dc.

DC World Reggae Festival at RFK Stadium. Aug. 19, noon to 10 PM. Roots reggae, Reggae lovers rock, Dub cultures, Ska, Soca, Calypso and Kompa. The festival is a concise representation of the varying cultures throughout the Caribbean. Also features a variety of Caribbean, American and International dishes. $70 online admission; $100 day-of. dcworldreggaefestival.com.

Music at U Street Music Hall. Aug. 11, U SLEAZE; Aug. 17, Vacationer; Aug. 18, Ra Ra Riot and Croatia Squad; Aug. 19, Be’la Dona; Aug. 24, Werk Ethic: 80s and 90s House and Techno; Aug. 25, Striking Matches and Moombahton Massive; Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Blisspop Disco Fest: Claptone; Sept. 6, Bernhoft & The Fashion Bruises; Sept. 7, Fort Romeau; Sept. 8, MIXTAPE 10th Anniversary & Finale. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. ustreetmusichall.com.

Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. Aug. 22, 11 AM to 3 PM, Ben’s Block Party. At 7:30 PM the celebration continues at the Lincoln Theater with Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Gala, “A Tribute To Virginia Ali” benefitting the Ben’s Chili Bowl

Music at Ivy City Smokehouse. Aug. 11, Pressure Busspipe; Aug. 14 and Sept. 11, Kevin Cordt Quartet; Aug. 15 and 22, Farrah Flosscet; Aug. 17, Miss Mojo; Aug. 18, BIZ MARKIE; Aug. 23 and 30, DJ Scientific; Aug. 24, Schreiner; Aug. 25, Noche de Tributos-Mana Live Tribute;


Aug. 27, Scott Sharrard. Ivy City Smokehouse, 1356 Okie St. NE. ivycitysmokehouse.com. Music at Pearl Street Warehouse. Aug. 11, The Mulligan Brothers; Aug. 12, Kevin Maines and The Volts; Aug. 14, Kris Lager Band; Aug. 16, Grass is Dead; Aug. 17, David Olney, Anne McCue; Aug. 18, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys; Aug. 21, Slocan Ramblers Fireside Collective; Aug. 23, The Cordovas; Aug. 25, Leticia Van Sant; Aug. 26, Southwest Soul Sessions with Elijah Balbed & Isabelle De Leon; Aug. 31, Dan Tyminski (solo); Sept. 1, The Nighthawks; Sept. 2, The Rock-ASonics and Ray Apollo Allen Band; Sept. 8, The Yawpers. Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St. SW. pearlstreetwarehouse.com. Music at Rock and Roll Hotel. Aug. 11, Echoheart; Aug. 15, Nothing, Nowhere; Aug. 16, Bat Fangs & The Love Language; Aug. 17, The Messthetics; Aug. 18, Sparta; Sept. 6, Strung out; Sept. 7, Nothing; Sept. 8, Shopping & No Age; Sept. 9, Red Fang. Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. rockandrollhoteldc.com. Music at Black Cat. Aug. 12, Pedro the Lion; Aug. 16, Cup; Aug. 17, George Clanton; Aug. 18, Risk!; Aug. 23, In the Whale; Aug. 24, Gringo Star; Aug. 25 Eighties Mayhem and Heavy Rotation; Aug. 26, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat; Aug. 31, Dark & Stormy; Sept. 1 Garbagefest 3; Sept. 2, Ohmme; Sept. 7, Toe; Sept. 8, FTW FR. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. blackcatdc.com. Music at Union Stage. Aug. 12, Arts ‘N Beats; Aug. 13, Luke James Shaffer; Aug. 16, William Clark Green; Aug. 17, Classic Hip-Hop Night; Aug. 18, Play It Cool!; Aug. 19, Aurelio Voltaire; Aug. 23, Vetiver; Aug. 24, Peter Bradley Adams; Aug. 25, We Have A Dream: A Concert for Equal Justice; Aug. 26, Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Show; Aug. 29, Liniler e os Caramelows; Aug. 30, Lucki “Days B4 Tour”; Aug. 31, The Last Rewind; Sept. 1, Warbling on the Wharf; Sept. 2, All White Party with The Dynamic Duo & Rare Essence. Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW. unionstage.com.

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Music at City Winery. Aug. 12, Algebra Blessett; Aug. 15, Brother Joscephius & The Love Revolution; Aug. 16, Honey Island Swamp Band; Aug. 17, Meli’sa Morgan CD Release Concert; Aug. 18, Howie Day with Brian Mackey; Aug. 19, Dame The Torpedoes; Aug. 21, Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely; Aug. 22, Shooter Jennings; Aug. 23, Barrence Whitfield &The Savages; Aug. 24, Mountain Heart; Aug. 25, An Evening with Freddie Jackson; Aug. 26, Pedro Capo; Aug. 28, Nikka Costa; Aug. 29, An Evening with Chaise Lounge; Aug. 30, Joanne Shaw Taylor with Simo; Aug. 31, Jeff Bradshaw &

Friends; Sept. 2, Terry Bozzio; Sept. 3, Carolyn Wonderland/Shinyribs; Sept. 4, A Evening with Rickie Lee Jones; Sept. 5, Wayne “The Train” Hancock; Sept. 6, Walking to New Orleans; Sept. 7, Ronnie Laws; Sept. 8, Black Alley. City Winery, 1350 Okie St. NE. citywinery.com/washingtondc.

National Shrine Summer Organ Recitals. Sundays through Aug. 26, 6 PM. There is no admission charge. A free will offering will be accepted. All are welcome. There’s plenty of parking on site. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. nationalshrine.com.

Music at Boundary Stone. Aug. 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 3, Open Mic & $5 Drafts with Reed Appleseed; Aug. 25, Andy Mowatt’s Frequency Movement. Boundary Stone, 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW. boundarystonedc.com.

Blue Monday Blues in Southwest. Mondays, 6 to 9 PM. Aug. 13, Robert Penn Blues Band; Aug. 20, The Nighthawks; Aug. 27, Introducing The Billy Price Band. $5 cover. Children are free under 16 years old. Reasonably priced meals offered. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW. westminsterdc.org.

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Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival. Aug. 14, Italian Four-Part Canzonas; Aug. 17, The Able Virtuoso; and Aug. 19, Classical Trios. All concerts at 7:30 PM. Suggested donation, $20 or $25; 18 and under, free. St. Mark’s, Third and A Streets SE. chcmf.com. Church of the Epiphany Weekly Concerts. Tuesdays, 12:10 PM. Aug. 14, Chengcheng Yao, piano; Aug. 21, Leonard Sanderman, organ; Aug. 28, John Bullard, classical banjo; Sept. 4, Melissa Dvorak, harp, and Juliana Nickel, flute; Sept. 11, Mary Findlay, violin, Seth Castleton, viola, and Lois Narvey, harpsichord. 1317 G St. NW. epiphanydc.org. Music at The Anthem. Aug. 17, NEEDTOBREATHE; Aug. 25, Beach House; Aug. 28, New Order; Sept. 4, Miguel; Sept. 5, Mac Demarco; Sept. 6 Punch Brothers. The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW. theanthemdc.com. Jazz Night in Southwest. Fridays, 6 to 9 PM. Aug. 17, Music of Wayne Shorter; Aug. 24, Celebrating U Street & DC Jazz; Aug. 31, Lavenia Nesmith Swings. $5 cover. Children are free under 16 years old. Reasonably priced meals offered. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St. SW. westminsterdc.org. Music at The Howard. Aug. 18, Twerkfest 3 and Reggae Fest vs. Soca; Aug. 25, Sheila E.; Sept. 1, Reggae Fest vs. Soca; Sept. 7, Wyclef Jean. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. thehowardtheatre.com.

Turn Me Loose at Arena. Sept. 6 to Oct. 14. This intimate and noholds-barred drama chronicles Dick Gregory’s rise as the first Black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. arenastage.org.

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Rosslyn Jazz Fest 2018. Sept. 8, 1 to 7 PM. Come to hear live music performed by some of the biggest names

in jazz and world music today. Plus, enjoy several bar areas serving wine and beer, as well as a variety of favorite local food trucks. Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Rosslyn, VA. rosslynva.org. Library of Congress Homegrown Concert. Sept. 12, 7:30 PM, John McCutcheon. Concerts are in Coolidge Auditorium the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Performances are free. No tickets required. loc.gov.

THEATER AND FILM Dave. Through Aug. 19. Dave tells the story of high school teacher Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. arenastage.org. The Bridges of Madison County. Through Sept. 2. A sweeping romance about the roads travelled, this 2014 Tony Awardwinner for Best Score and Orchestrations captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland. Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. keegantheatre.com. Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce. Through Sept. 2. Tilly, a bank teller, is consumed by a melancholy so exquisite that everyone she meets becomes infatuated with her. But, when Tilly inexplicably discovers happiness, her joy wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Constellation Theatre Company at Source, 1835 14th St. NW. constellationtheatre.org. Hamilton. Through Sept. 16. Full price tickets are still available at kennedy-center. org. Visit hamiltonmusical.com/lottery to register for the $10 orchestra seat lottery. Passion. Aug. 14 to Sept. 23. Set in 1860s Italy, this gorgeous musical ignites a fiery love triangle when a handsome army captain is transferred to a remote military outpost and into the blinding infatuation of Fosca, the ailing cousin of his superior. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Shirlington, VA. signature-theatre.org. In the Closet. Aug. 16 to Sept. 9. Siegmund Fuchs’ “In the Closet” is a metaphysical comedy that follows four men, each living during a different time period, as they look at their lives in the place where all gay men begin, in the closet. DCAC, 2438 18th St. NW. dcartscenter.org.


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DPR’s Doggie Day Swim. Sept. 9, noon to 4 PM. At Upshur Pool, 4300 Arkansas Ave. NW; Francis Pool, 25th and N Streets NW; and Randall Pool, South Capital and I Streets SW. doggiedayswimdc.splashthat.com. Shakespeare Theatre Company Free-For-All. Aug. 21 to Sept. 2. Free-For-All presents Romeo & Juliet. shakespearetheatre.org. Gloria. Sept. 3 to 30. The squabbling editorial assistants at one of New York’s most prestigious magazines are all chasing the same dream: a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. woollymammoth.net. Macbeth. Sept. 4 to 23. Shakespeare’s murderous tragedy is seen anew in Davenant’s Restoration-era adaptation. Folger Shakespeare Theater, 201 East Capitol St. SE. folger.edu. In Series’ Viva V.E.R.D.I. Sept. 8 to 19. This is a wholly original work which seeks to “give Verdi his Lear” by blending the Requiem with a one-woman meditation on King Lear that is at once a performance of the play and commentary upon it. SOURCE Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. inseries.org. If I Forget. Sept. 12 to Oct. 14. It’s July 2000 in DC. A modern Jewish family is fracturing over whether to sell their 14th Street real estate. Bethesda native Levenson’s political and deeply personal play is about history, responsibility and compromise. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. studiotheatre.org.

The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Sept. 12 to 30. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall. Theaterj.org.

SPORTS AND FITNESS DC United at Audi Field. Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m., vs. Portland Timbers; Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., vs. Philadelphia Union; Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., vs. Minnesota United FC. dcunited.com. Washington Nationals Baseball. Aug. 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 31 and Sept. 1 to 9. mlb.com/ nationals. The Fast & The Fierce 5k. Aug. 25, 8 AM to noon. Race begins at Freedom Plaza at 8 AM; ends at 10:30 AM. Post-race event at the National Zoo, 9 AM to noon. Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. nationalzoo.si.edu. George Washington Patriot Run. Sept. 9, 8 AM. Dash through history during the area’s most unique 10k/5k. The race course, certified by USA Track & Field, takes runners up and down the


scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Registration is $50. Spectators looking to access the finish line must purchase a spectator ticket for a special discounted price of $10. mountvernon.org.

MARKETS & SALES Penn Quarter Farmers Market. Thursdays, through Nov. 15, 3 to 7 PM. 801 F St. NW. freshfarm.org. By the White House Farmers Market. Thursdays, through Nov. 15, 11 Am to 2 PM. 810 Vermont Ave. NW. freshfarm.org. Foggy Bottom Farmers Market. Wednesdays, through Nov. 21, 3 to 7 PM. 901 23rd St. NW. freshfarm.org. CityCenterDC Farmers Market. Tuesdays, through Oct. 30, 11 AM to 2 PM. 1098 New York Ave. NW. freshfarm.org. Mt. Vernon Triangle Farmers Market. Saturdays, through Oct. 27, 9 AM to 1 PM. 499 I St. NW. freshfarm.org. Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market. Sundays, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. 20th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW. freshfarmmarket.org. Union Market. Tuesdays to Fridays, 11 AM to 8 PM; weekends, 8 AM to 8 PM. Union Market is an artisanal, curated, food market featuring over 40 local vendors. 1309 Fifth St. NE. unionmarketdc.com.

is a citizen’s association primarily for the tenants of the larger apartment buildings of Mount Pleasant. 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. aass.org. Chinatown Revitalization Council. Fourth Monday, 7 to 8 PM. 510 I St. NW. Chinatown Revitalization Council promotes the Chinatown renewal and the preservation of its cultural heritage. The public is welcome. Convention Center Community Association. Last Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 PM. Kennedy Rec Center, 1401 Seventh St. NW. facebook.com/pages/ Convention-Center-Community. Downtown Neighborhood Association. Second Tuesday, 7 to 9 PM. US Naval Memorial Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. miles@dcdna.org. dcdna.org. East Central Civic Association of Shaw. First Monday, 7 PM. Third Baptist Church, 1546 Fifth St. NW. Contact: Al Hajj Mahdi Leroy J Thorpe Jr, 202-387-1596. Eckington Civic Association. First Monday, 7 to 8:30 PM. Harry Thomas Recreation Center, 1743 Lincoln Rd. NE. eckingtondc.org. Edgewood Civic Association. Last Monday, 7 to 9 PM. Edgewood senior building, 635 Edgewood St. NE, Ninth Floor. Logan Circle Citizens Association. Visit logancircle.org/calendar for meeting dates and times. logancircle.org.

CIVIC LIFE

Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood Association. Third Tuesday, 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Yale Steam Laundry, 437 New York Ave. NW. lifein.mvsna.org.

DMV Quarterly Town Hall Meeting. Aug. 14, 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Georgetown Service Center, 3222 M St. NW. dmv.dc.gov.

U Street Neighborhood Association. Second Thursday, 7 to 8:30 PM. Source (Second Floor Classroom), 1835 14th St. NW.

Congresswoman Norton’s NW District Office. Open weekdays, 9 AM to 5:30 PM. 90 K St. NE. 202-408-9041. norton.house.gov.

PLEASE NOTE: Many civic organizations and advisory neighborhood commissions don’t meet in August.

All Ways Mount Pleasant. First Saturday, noon to 2 PM. LaCasa. All Ways

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Mid-City Gallery Exhibitions and News ‘Washingtonian Mural’ Refurbished

On July 17, Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery and U-Store Management Inc. unveiled the newly refurbished “Washingtonian Mural” painted in 1989 by Alex Matteron and restored in 2018 by Jerome Johnson and his team. Located on the side of a self-storage building on New York Avenue NE, just beyond the overpass, the mural looks west toward NoMA’s glass and steel high-rises. It celebrates renowned DC-native musicians Marvin Gaye, Denyce Graves, Roberta Flack and Davey Yarborough. The contrast between old Washington (the mural) and new Washington (NoMa) could not be starker as the city’s musical legends, who harken

to a bygone era, seemingly watch the unrelenting development across the Amtrak marshalling yards. Supported by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the owners of the UStore self-storage company, the mural restoration came about through the efforts of James L. Greggs, executive director of Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery. Underscoring the importance of the mural, Greggs said, “Young people need to be proud not just every February.” Artist Jerome Johnson added that “working on such a project is a dream come true for most two-dimensional artists.”

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“Washingtonian Mural” restored by Jerome Johnson. Photo: Phil Hutinet of East City Art

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have the opportunity to see 15 city recycling trucks adorned with the works of local artists. Each week, starting in July, through September 6, the city will put two newly “wrapped” recycling trucks into service. The initiative began in 2015 in a joint interagency effort between the Department of Public Works and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to promote recycling while supporting local artists. “Through the Design to Recycle project, we are able to support and showcase the talent of our local artists, further enhance the visibility of Malgorzata Jablonska,“I was 11.” Bark and Plexiglas, 47 x 23 x 8 inches. the city’s re- Image: Foundry Gallery cycling efforts and add to the Jungle” by Jackie Coleman; “Nurturcreative landscape of the ing Nature” by Kofi Tyus; “Untitled” District in all eight wards,” by Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann; “Unsaid Angie Gates, interim titled” by Dean Kessman; “Recycled director for the CommisFish” by Carly Rounds; “Evolution sion on the Arts and Huwith an ‘R,’” by Gordon Steve Spenmanities, which provides cer Davis II; “Mapping” by Santiago funding for the project. Flores-Charneco; “Inform, Reduce, A public call this winRecycle” by Minsoo Kang and Anter resulted in the selecdre Sanchez-Montoya; “Untitled” tion of the following 15 by Anne Masters; “Pop District” by artists and their designs: Sarah, James and Parvina Gilliam; “Waste Not” by Nicole “Recycled Flowers” by Jon Gann; Hamam (see photo); “Re“Nuestra Tierra I Recycle DC” by cycle Now” by Michael Nicolas F. Shi; and “Fair Card Value” Marshall Design; “Urban by Michael Crossett.


This Month in the Galleries Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop and Gallery 605 56th St. NE 202-399-3400 www.signofthetimesartcenter.org Gallery Neptune & Brown 1530 14th St. NW 202-986-1200 www.neptunefineart.com Hours: Wed. to Sat., 12-7 p.m. August programming TBD Foundry Gallery 2118 Eighth St. NW 202-232-0203 www.foundrygallery.org Hours: Wed. to Sun., 1-7 p.m. Through Sept. 2 Malgorzata Jablonska, “Imprints of Reality” Hamiltonian Gallery 1353 U St. NW 202-332-1116 www.hamiltoniangallery.com Hours: Tues. to Sat., 12-6 p.m. Through Aug. 11 Rives Wiley, “How to Be Photo-Synthetic,” and Ellen Xu, “Chimerical” Yuki Hiyama,“No. 1715.” Acrylic and oil bar on canvas, 1,000 x 727 mm. Image: Touchstone Gallery

Foundry Gallery

Polish artist Malgorzata Jablonska has exhibited extensively in Poland, Germany, Russia, Portugal, England, Austria and Italy. Foundry Gallery invited Jablonska to present her first solo exhibition in the United States this summer. In “Imprints of Reality” Jablonska has created a series of sculptures, or masks, which seek to manifest unconscious influences a person stores in memory when encountering strangers. While masks have long been used to convey a wide range of expression including religious ritual, hiding one’s identity or for theatrical stagecraft, Jablonska’s masks materialize subconscious imagery, emotions and memories. The masks express a sense of fragility and ephemerality as they reveal fleeting slivers of the subconscious. The materials themselves are, according to Jablonska, “volatile, delicate, barely visible, openwork. This uneven structure reflects the idea of both elusiveness and self-image. A human being who is at the center of change and cannot see it, physically or mentally.” “Delicate” aptly describes the figurative works that the artist shaped out of material such as bark and felt and then compressed with Plexiglas. The effect gives a museum-like feel, as though each work is an archeological find from the subconscious mind.

Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery presents Japanese artist Yuki Hiyama’s second US solo exhibition, “Journey to Yuki’s World.” Having sustained a brain injury at birth, the artist used art as a means to communicate with others. Now 40 years of age, the artist continues to refine her visual expression through painting, mostly on canvas, using mixed media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, oil stick and pastel. Hiyama describes her work as “raw art” (“art brut” in French), a term coined by French painter Jean Dubuffet, which he defined as “works created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere …” Such works, “because of these very facts, [are] more precious than the productions of professionals.” Hiyama’s brightly colored “raw art” creates new forms derived from hiragana and kanji characters as well as figurative subjects and numerals. Phil Hutinet is the publisher of East City Art, dedicated to DC’s visual arts. For more information visit www.eastcityart.com. u

Hemphill Fine Arts 1515 14th St. NW 202-234-5601 www.hemphillfinearts.com Hours: Tues. to Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. August hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Aug. 10 Tommy Bobo, James Huckenpahler and Rachel Schmidt, “CMD+F” Long View Gallery 1234 Ninth St. NW 202-232-4788 www.longviewgallerydc.com Hours: Wed. to Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Aug. 12 Group exhibition “ReFresh VIII” (featuring new work by gallery favorites) Touchstone Gallery 901 New York Ave. NW 202-347-2787 www.touchstonegallery.com Hours: Wed. to Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Weekends, 12-5 p.m. Through Aug. 31 Yuki Hiyama, “Journey to Yuki’s World”

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Insatiable by Celeste McCall

Big enough for two, the generous mezze platter at Unconventional Diner offers a taste of the Middle East.

DC Restaurant Week

Washington might be taking a summer breather, but our restaurant world is going strong. Coming up on Aug. 13-19 is summer Restaurant Week, presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington and Events DC. The promotion is an excellent opportunity to experience our restaurants at bargain prices. Here’s the deal: pre-fixe lunch or brunch is $22; three-course dinners are $35. Among participating restaurants are Unconventional Diner (Walter Washington Convention Center), China Chilcano, Ambar (Barracks Row and Arlington), City Winery, Cork Wine Bar, Espita Mezcaleria, Farmers & Distillers, Logan Tavern, Siren and many more. For a complete list visit www.ramw.org.restaurantweek.

Honoring Ben’s

Ben’s Chili Bowl, the historic U Street eatery which has been serving chili dogs and nostalgia for the past six decades, has received a new honor. Founded in 1958 by Ben Ali and his wife Virginia, Ben’s – which survived recessions, gentrification and the 1968 riots – celebrates its 60th anniversary on Aug. 22. Moreover, the DC Council has voted to rename the 1200 block of U St. NW Ben’s Chili Bowl Way. A side street is already called Ben Ali Way. Ben’s also operates Ben’s Next Door, as well as Atlas District spinoffs at 1001 H St. NE and Ben’s Upstairs.

Dirty Goose Arrives

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Framed by palm fronds, contented diners await their dinner in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

and restaurant, debuted this summer in the busy U Street corridor. The 3,300-square-foot hotspot is named for a potent potable: the Grey Goose (vodka) dirty martini. “We’re shooting for an approachable upscale atmosphere,” co-owner Justin Parker told Eater DC, adding that The Dirty Goose hopes to expand to the adjoining rooftop next door. Besides burgers, fries and salads, the kitchen makes its own pickles, which can be fried. The pickle juice is used to marinate chicken, which might be paired with waffles. An early favorite is the petite stuffed potato appetizer with bacon, pimento cheese and olive tapenade. The olive bread recipe comes straight from co-owner Daniel Honeycutt’s mother in Birmingham. The Dirty Goose is the restaurant debut for Parker and Honeycutt, who are also busy planning their wedding in October. They hope to help fill a local void of gay bars (in spite of Washington’s large gay population). Nearby, the 20-year-old Town Danceboutique departed earlier this summer. On Barracks Row, Orchid, a 1920s-themed LGBT bar, opened in mid-May. Besides the Dirty Grey Goose cocktail, another theme is the bowtie, an upscale but fun accessory. No word on whether bowties are required apparel. Located at 913 U St. NW, The Dirty Goose is open nightly. For exact hours call 202-629-1462 or visit www.thedirtygoose.com. And, Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill, the Atlas District eatery known for its eponymous sandwiches and Cajun cooking, has unveiled a spinoff in Shaw. You’ll find it at 1934 Ninth St. NW. Emerging from the homespun kitchen are po’boys – those New Or-

Unconventional Diner owner/chef David Deshaie’s meatloaf with siracha glaze is an unconventional take on a traditional favorite.

leans culinary staples – as well as “devilish” eggs, red beans and rice, cheesy grits and fettuccine with Cajun-style Alfredo sauce. Visit www.poboyjim.com.

Spirits Are High in Ivy City

This fall, amaro maker Don Ciccio & Figli is moving into a bigger distillery space, complete with its own bar, to feed increasing demand for its bittersweet and herbal liqueurs. Don Ciccio & Figli will be located at 1907 Fairview Ave. NE, across the street from another DC spirits maker, One Eight Distilling, and not far from women-owned Republic Restoratives. The multi-use facility will accommodate tours, a production and aging area and a tasting room. The bar, Bar Sirenis, named after sirens heard on the streets of the Amalfi coast, will serve a lineup of amaro cocktails including amari, aperitivi and cordials.

Fancy Dining

Yet more news from Ivy City: Gravitas, created by first-time restaurateur Matt Baker, arrived recently. The kitchen’s seasonally rotating tasting menus, including myriad vegetarian options, range from four to seven courses. Located at 1401 Okie St. NE, Gravitas is open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner only. Call 202-763-7942.

Logan Circle Crowning Glory

The Crown & Crow, a stunning, Victorian-themed whiskey bar, has opened in Logan Circle. Located at 1317 14th St. NW, the newcomer was created by partners Brian Harrison and Ben Sislen, who


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also own Kingfisher up the street. The 230-seat enterprise sparkles with chandeliers; dominating the space is a 1,100-square-foot bar. Around the corner is the even larger, 2,700-square-foot Crown Room. The partners designed the place themselves; it helps that Harrison is a professional artist. Furnishings come from various sources. High bar tables were acquired from neighboring Cork, which moved up the street. A wooden bar was salvaged from Philadelphia; barstools also come from Philly. To encourage sampling, The Crown & Crow pours 14 draft beers. Cocktails focus on whiskeys (eventually 100 types). There’s no food, but customers are free to order in from anywhere, and the neighborhood offers numerous culinary options. Open nightly; call 202-436-4595.

Watch This Space?

Looks like Shaw might get a Laotian restaurant sometime soon. The owners of Thip Khao in Columbia Heights and Padaek in Falls Church plan a third Laotian restaurant this fall. Mother-son duo Seng Luangrath and Bobby Pradachith have been eyeing a space on Seventh Street NW but nothing is definite. Stay tuned.

Moving, But Not Far

Mt. Vernon Triangle’s Busboys and Poets, after a decade in the CityVista building, is relocating, but not too far. Citing rising rents at the original location, proprietor Andy Shallal is moving his popular restaurant/ bookstore to nearby 450 K St. NW, former home of recently shuttered French bakery l’Hommage Francais. Busboys and Poets, which operates a half-dozen restaurants in the DC area, is planning a seventh BB&P across the river in Anacostia. Look for it. u

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BULLETIN BOARD Mayor Bowser Officially Opens Audi Field

On July 9, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) cut the ribbon on Audi Field, DC United’s new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point in Ward 6. The 20,000-seat stadium is expected to attract one million annual new visitors per year, and spur over $1.6 billion in total economic activity over the life of the stadium. The first DC United game at Audi Field was on July 14. dcunited.com.

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New Affordable Housing in Mt. Vernon Triangle

On June 22, Mayor Bowser held a groundbreaking at Liberty Place Apartments, a 71-unit affordable housing development in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. The “June Housing Bloom” is the mayor’s annual month-long initiative that showcases public-private partnerships that both produce and preserve affordable housing. 14 units at Liberty Place Apartments will provide supportive housing for families earning below $70,000. Another seven are set aside for veterans.

Temporary Lane Closures on U

The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) has closed two lanes of traffic on U Street between 14th and 17th Streets NW and has restricted curbside parking. At least one lane will be open to the traffic in each direction. The closures and restrictions are needed for road construction work. The contrac-

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tor is authorized to work weekdays during the daytime from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Signs will be posted at least 72 hours in advance at locations where parking is restricted. Traffic controls are in place to warn drivers approaching the areas. Motorists should anticipate moderate delays. Drivers are advised to stay alert to be observant of the work zone.

NMAAHC Walk-up Passes

The National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) is holding Walk-Up Weekdays in September. Individuals may enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis on weekdays. The museum is located at 1400 Constitution Ave. NW. nmaahc.si.edu.

DC Child Support Amnesty

Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) has announced a month-long child support amnesty program in August as part of Child Support Awareness Month. The Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) child support amnesty program will help parents who have fallen behind on payments get back on track. Enforcement actions related to failure to pay will be halted or postponed. The OAG will also offer free paternity testing, distribute free school supplies, host a career fair for noncustodial parents and share in-house workforce development resources. For more information, visit cssd.dc.gov.

My Brother’s Keeper Recruitment Fair

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Register for Serve DC’s My Brother’s Keeper one-day volunteer recruitment fair on Aug. 22, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW. This one-day volunteer recruitment fair will host 60 nonprofit and government agencies that provide volunteer opportunities for young boys and men of color. This event is designed for prospective mentors, tutors, coaches and pro-bono consultants. serve.dc.gov.

Water Quality Grant Awarded

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has awarded a grant to Anacostia Riverkeeper to develop a volunteer based program to monitor the levels of bacteria including E. coli in DC’s surface waters. The project will recruit District residents to sample water for E. coli from areas along District recreational waterways. Monitoring will take place from May to September. The data will be accessible through an on-line portal. For more information, visit doee.dc.gov/service/waterquality-regulations.

Temporary Bus Lanes on Rhode Island

DDOT has installed temporary bus lanes on Rhode Island Avenue NE to manage traffic during the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s closure of two Metrorail stations on the Red Line. The lanes are on Rhode Island Avenue between North Capitol and 12th Streets NE. They will be operational from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, through Sept. 3. In addition to the temporary bus lanes, DDOT has modified parking requirements along North Capitol Street and Rhode Island Avenue.

DPW Collections Start at 6

Trash and recycling crews from the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) now begin their daily collection routes one hour earlier at 6 a.m. The earlier collection time, which remains in effect for the entire summer, ends on Sept. 3. Residents may put their items out starting at 6:30 p.m. the day


Fifteen Recycling Trucks to be Wrapped with Art

Three years ago, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provided funding for 10 of our recycling trucks to be wrapped with original works of art by local artists. The project (“Designed to Recycle”) was launched to promote recycling, invigorate District streets and support local artist. This year, they are providing funding for 15 more. dpw.dc.gov.

Artist Nicole Hamam and truck. Photo: Courtesy of the DC Department of Public Works

before their collections are made. Trash and recycling containers should be removed from public space by 8 p.m. on the collection day to avoid a sanitation citation.

LGBT Game Night

There is a monthly Game Night at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Join them on the third Friday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m., for a relaxing, laid-back evening of games and fun. This event is a safe, welcoming space for trans and genderqueer folks. Card and board games are on hand. Feel free to bring games to share. All are welcome. The DC Center is at 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. thedccenter.org.

Volunteers Needed for AARP Tax-Aid

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers assist many older, lower-income taxpayers, who might otherwise miss out on earned tax credits and deductions. The program is seek-

ing volunteer tax preparers, client facilitators, those who can provide technical and management assistance and interpreters. Every level of experience is welcome. Volunteer tax preparers must complete tax preparation training and IRS certification. The program is offered at approximately 12 sites in the District, including senior centers, and libraries. To learn more, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-687-2277. AARP Foundation TaxAide is offered in coordination with the IRS.

PARK(ing) Day 2018

PARK(ing) Day returns to the District of Columbia on Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On this day District residents and businesses display their creativity by building pop-up parks in curbside parking spaces. The deadline to apply for PARK(ing) Day is Friday, Aug. 17. Read more at ddot.dc.gov/page/parking-daydc-2018. Have an item for the Bulletin Board? Email bulletinboard@hillrag.com. u

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Shaw Welcomes New Businesses with Ribbon Cutting Marathon

Shaw Main Streets welcomed the newest businesses to the neighborhood by holding a series of ribbon cuttings the morning of July 30. Multiple ribbon cuttings on the same day to celebrate new businesses are a tradition in Shaw, held on a biannual basis in recent years. The ribbon cuttings heralded 14 new businesses, starting with a press event at Gaslight Tavern (2012-14 Ninth St. NW ). Shaw Main Streets Board Chair Gretchen Wharton and Executive Director Alexander Padro were joined by DC Department of Small and Local Business Development Director Kristi Whitfield, Ward One Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and ANC Commissioners.

Po Boy Jim Bar and Grill celebrates their opening in Shaw. Photo: Simone Ellison

Department of Small and Local Business Development Director Kristi Whitfield cuts the ribbon to celebrate The Shop in Shaw salon’s opening. Photo: Simone Ellison

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The group moved down Ninth Street to cut ribbons at Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill (1934 Ninth St. NW ), Cortez DC Restaurant & Rooftop Bar (1905 Ninth St. NW ) and Cosmo Beauty Bar (1911 Ninth St. NW ). The contingent then moved to one of the two Shay buildings (1924 Eighth St. NW ) to cut ribbons at the new location for the Local First Market, Violet Boutique and The Shop at Shaw salon. After boarding the Ribbon Cutting Express limo van, the cuttings continued to the south, with stops at Tobacco & Vape King (1537 Seventh St. NW ) and Glass House Gallery DC (1527Ninth St. NW ), a purveyor of high-end smoking glassware. Ribbons were also cut on Ninth Street to welcome pet grooming shop Petropolis (1408 Ninth St. NW ), San Lorenzo Restaurant & Bar (1316 Ninth St. NW ) and new offices for U Street Parking (1208 Ninth St. NW ).


The ribbon cuttings ended on Seventh Street at Morris American Bar (1020 Seventh St. NW ), with the last ribbon cut on the corner of Seventh and New York Avenue at The Capital Burger (1005 Seventh St. NW ), the nation’s first outlet of a brand created by the people behind the Capital Grill.

Espita Chef Beats Bobby Flay

Right after Shaw’s Espita Mezcaleria won its RAMMY award for Washington’s Best Cocktail Program, it has gained another accolade. Espita’s Chef Robert Aikens has just appeared on the Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay,” where he was able to defeat celebrity chef Bobby Flay in a cookoff. While the dish that Chef Aikens prepared for the show had British roots, fans can sample his work with Oaxacan specialties in Shaw.

Dolci Gelati Hosts World Gelato Festival Competition September 8

In a recent Washington Post review of the 10 best ice cream shops in the District, Shaw’s Dolci Gelati came out on top. The reviewer noted that “After a spoonful of Dolci’s sinfully smooth gelato, you’ll see why the shop topped the others in every category — despite its lack of name recognition compared” to bigger establishments in the District. Actually, the accolades for Dolci Gelati should not be a surprise given the awards that its leader, Gianluigi Dellaccio, has received, including a designation as the first gelato ambassador to the United States by the Associazione Italiana Gelatieri. Now Chef Dellacio is bringing the Gelato Festival America to Shaw on the weekend of Septem-

ber 8 and 9 at City Market at O. The festival is actually a regional competition between gelato artisans, who will present original gelato flavors created specifically for the event. The winners of the Gelato America Festival will eventually compete for the title of World Champion at the 2021 Gelato Festival World Masters in Italy. Festival attendees will get to go to the Gelato School, where gelato artisans share what it takes to be a gelato chef, participate in a Gelato Eating Contest where the five people who eat five cups of gelato the fastest will win a gallon of gelato, and see the Kid’s Jury, where children have the opportunity to question the chefs and vote for their favorite flavor. Tickets to the festival are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and children. Children under two years of age get in free. Tickets are available online at gelatofestivalamerica.com/tickets or on www.eventbright.com/e/gelatofestival-washington-dc-tic kets-47259080181.

Watha T. Daniel Library Holds Book Sale September 8

Also on Saturday, September 8, the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library (1630 Seventh Street NW ) will be holding a massive book sale. The Friends of the library will offer thousands of recently published books, rare and established classics, and an extensive set of titles for children and youth, along with CDs and DVDs for sale, most for a dollar or less. The ever popular bag of books for five dollars deal will be available again. There will also be a table offering some books for free. The sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. u

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Bloomingdale Bites by Taylor Barden Golden

Bloomingdale Deemed Historic

After years of planning, research and debate, the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) has designated Bloomingdale an historic neighborhood. Following arguments from residents and community stakeholders both for and against the historic designation, the board decided to bestow Bloomingdale with the protections that the historic designation provides. It all started with a pop-up at 42 W Street NW. Eager to prevent future development uncharacteristic of the surroundings, neighbors brought the subject of changing facades to the forefront of the meetings of the Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA), whose leaders decided they would remain neutral until a consensus was emerged about a solution. Through that process, a small advocacy group was formed of neighbors with a

Outline of the new Bloomingdale Historic District. Photo: Historic Preservation Office

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deep interest in the issue, and they decided to pursue the idea of historic designation. That group, the Bloomingdale Historic Designation Coalition (BHDC), was the first to present at the hearing. Pat Mitchell and Jim Myers laid out the background of what had occurred in the neighborhood around this issue, both the advocacy and the decision-making. They laid out their proposal for the importance of a designation to Unit block of Rhode Island Avenue (ca. 1911-12). Photo: DC Public Library Special Collections “keep the bloom in Bloomingdale.” Mitchell declared, “Areas that don’t have ‘it’ invent ‘it.’ the proposed district and We have ‘it’ so let’s preserve ‘it.’” asked them to fill out 100 W Street, home of architect Francis Their presentation was followed by a lecture about and send back whether Blundon (ca. 1902). Photo: Public Domain the history of Bloomingdale by Prologue DC, a team of they wanted historic Washington-based historians, and an explanation of how designation. It was stated in a one-sentence question with the neighborhood fits into the criteria for designation. a yes or no answer. Only 16 percent of cards were returned, There are two major categories of criteria for desigand of those, 55 percent (282) were against and 45 percent nating a neighborhood historic: significance and integrity. (234) were for designation. An area must be significant to the course of history, and Jim Myers of the BHDC argued that the survey was its architecture must be significant to and evocative of an not representative of the neighbors who would be most era. The physical integrity of the area must be preserved affected by historical designation – that it was only sent to – if there are no structures left from when the important property owners and not business owners or tenants, and events happened, there is nothing to deem historic many property owners own multiple properties and could (with notable exceptions such as Jamestown). have answered multiple times. The postcard survey was The Bloomingdale Civic Association offered a only meant to serve as an informational tool to get a sense statement of support. President Teri Janine Quinn reof what the neighborhood was thinking about designation layed the process by which the BCA members came before BCA members took their own vote on the subject. to their vote of support for the measure, outlining the Ultimately, the BCA voted (by a close margin) in favor of ways that information was disseminated to the compursuing designation. munity, but stating frankly that the vote of support But the ANC, seeing the survey as a sign of the will was from dues-paying members of the BCA. of the people, opposed the designation, suggesting that But what about the community as a whole – those individual buildings could be preserved piecemeal instead who aren’t members of the BCA? Advisory Neighborof forcing an entire neighborhood into new guidelines. hood Commissioner Horacio Sierra was next to presCommissioner Bertha Holliday was the only ANC ent to the review board, and he provided greater insight member to speak in support of designation. Bloominginto the education and advocacy done around the issue. dale’s distinctive, late-19th-century Victorian and earlyPresenting a different take on community support, he 20th-century architecture “and its rich social and cultural stated that the majority of residents voted against hishistories and tradition of activism and leadership with toric designation when asked through a postcard surboth local and national impact, are fully deserving of the vey conducted by the BCA. The advisory neighborhood status and protection of historic district designation, especommission (ANC), he said, “finds that the more comcially now as Bloomingdale seeks to reinvent itself as an prehensive survey … should be given greater weight as engaged, multicultural, socially and economically diverse a form of direct democracy.” He remarked that many in and stable residential neighborhood in the heart of DC.” the neighborhood cannot attend the BCA meetings or In the end, the HPRB voted unanimously to desigpay the BCA dues, thereby limiting their voting rights nate Bloomingdale as historic. All criteria boxes had been in this arena. checked. The neighborhood is historically significant, and The BCA spent $3,000 on a targeted mailer that a huge percentage of the neighborhood remains intact to sent a postcard to each resident within the borders of


the historic period. That is all that mattered in the board’s final decision. Community support, while desired, the board said, was not part of the consideration. Moving forward, however, community input will be welcomed and accepted as the Historic Preservation Office (HPO) works to tweak the rules for facades that will now be enacted in Bloomingdale. The guidelines have already been impacted by some discussions by stakeholders, such as exemptions for doors and windows. HPO originally released its initial guidelines when notice was sent to the community that the hearing was being held and that remarks from the public were welcome. Review Board Chair Marnique Heath stated that HPO would be working closely with the ANC and BCA to ensure that the community was able to have a voice in the manner in which the designation will be enforced. Councilman Kenyan McDuffie responded to the news of Bloomingdale’s historic preservation with optimism and caution. “Celebrating and protecting history is important, particularly in the District of Columbia, the nation’s capital. While historic districts certainly contribute to preservation, I remain concerned about unintended consequences, primarily on long-term residents. As policymakers, we must strike a balance between preserving neighborhood history and character, while not over-burdening residents. Historic preservation should be equitable and not have a deleterious effect on the cultural fabric of DC.” Taylor Barden Golden is a real estate agent with The Stokes Group at McEnearney Associates Inc. A former Hill staffer, Taylor lives in Brentwood with her husband, two dogs and a cat. She’s always on the lookout for new places to explore and ways to spend time outside. Get in touch: taylor@ midcitydcnews.com; @rtaylorb. u

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East Side News by Taylor Barden Golden

Busboys on the Move

Busboys and Poets is leaving its space at Fifth and K streets NW, but fortunately for Mt. Vernon Triangle residents, it isn’t going too far. Actually, just across the street. Facing a rent hike of 15 to 20 percent by landlord CityVista, owned by the developer Edens, Busboys owner Andy Shallal started looking elsewhere in the neighborhood, finally deciding on the former L’Hommage Bistro Francais at 450 K Street. The location will hold 40 fewer seats, but a $300,000 renovation, originally reported by Washington Business Journal, should provide an expansive feel similar to its current location. Last month, Shallal and Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E finalized the project with the signing of a settlement agreement, the mechanism that outlines the responsibilities of a business to

maintain the quality of life for the surrounding neighborhood. ANC Commissioner Alex Marriott hopes that this agreement will become the standard for businesses moving into the rapidly developing Mt. Vernon Triangle (MVT). Originally under the agreement, Busboys could stay open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on Friday/ Saturday. Lacking restrictions on outdoor entertainment, Busboys could technically host an outside concert until the wee hours of the morning, though, being a good neighbor, it would never take advantage of either of the provisions. A new settlement agreement changes that. The new rules aren’t much more restrictive than what was in place. An establishment can stay open until 1 a.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends but must close any outside space at 11 p.m. There is also a restriction on entertainment. A number of other establishments

have agreed to these restrictions. “As a restaurant owner,” said Dean Mosones of Prather’s on the Alley, “I want to ensure my business is competitive. As an MVT resident, I understand that how Starbucks shows off its new ASL aprons in advance of the first Signing Store in the US. we interact with Photo: Starbucks our neighbors is of equal imporican Sign Language] Deaf Studies tance. The ANC has shown that they Department at Gallaudet, was origiunderstand and respect both business nally spearheaded by a coalition of and community needs.” Starbucks deaf employees and allies. “As one of the most beloved They saw the success of a signing establishments in the City, we are Starbucks in Kuala Lumpur, Malayhappy to keep Busboys in the Mt. sia, that opened in 2016. The team Vernon Triangle neighborhood,” visited the store and saw how such a explained Commissioner Marriott. deaf-friendly retail design could be “We appreciate their willingness to implemented in the US. NoMa was work with the community and their a natural fit for this venture, given long record of being a wonderful the strength and vibrancy of the deaf neighbor to our residents.” and hard-of-hearing community at Gallaudet and surroundings. “This is a historic moment in Starbucks’ ongoing journey to connect with the deaf and hard-ofhearing community, hire and engage A special Starbucks is coming to deaf and hard-of-hearing partners NoMa. Last month, Starbucks and continue to find ways to be announced that it will open its more inclusive, accessible and welfirst Signing Store in the US, adcoming to all,” said Rossann Wiljacent to NoMa’s Gallaudet Uniliams, executive vice president of US versity, the nation’s premier eduretail for Starbucks. “This store is cational institution for the deaf truly from partners, for partners, and and hard-of-hearing community. we couldn’t have gotten here withThe store will be located near out the team of deaf partners and Sixth and H streets NE, though allies from our accessibility office the actual address has yet to be and the Access Alliance partner netannounced, and is set to open in work, who came together to bring early October. this vision to life. I look forward to The concept and design of the team welcoming the community the store, being created in colto this store in October.” laboration with the ASL [Amer-

Universal Language of Starbucks

Busboys and Poets is moving to a new MVT location. Photo: Taylor Barden Golden

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The store will employ deaf baristas who will wear aprons spelling out Starbucks in handsigns and “I Sign” pins to indicate their use of ASL. But the engagement with the deaf community doesn’t stop there. Starbucks plans to use every intricacy of opening a new store to benefit deaf business owners and artists. The store will feature exclusive artwork and a special mug design by a deaf artist, and the aforementioned aprons are made and distributed by a deaf-owned business. The new store will also incorporate the concept of Deaf Space into the design. Deaf Space is an approach that emphasizes the visual and kinesthetic ways all people, but especially deaf and hard-of-hearing people, interact with their environment. The concept was crafted and defined in conjunction with Gallaudet University in 2005 and has guided the creation of deaf-friendly spaced since that time. “The National Association of the Deaf applauds Starbucks for opening a Signing Store that employs deaf and hard of hearing people,” said Howard A. Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf. “Starbucks has taken an innovative approach to incorporating Deaf Culture that will increase employment opportunities as well as accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, while at the same time educating and enlightening society.” Taylor Barden Golden is a real estate agent with The Stokes Group at McEnearney Associates Inc. A former Hill staffer, Taylor lives in Brentwood with her husband, two dogs and a cat. She’s always on the lookout for new places to explore and ways to spend time outside. Get in touch: taylor@midcitydcnews.com; @rtaylorb. u

ANC 6E by Steve Holton

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ommissioners Alex Padro (6E01), Anthony Brown (6E02), Frank Wiggins (6E03, vice chair and treasurer), Alvin Judd (6E06) and Kevin Rogers (6E07) made up the quorum to conduct official business at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E July meeting. Alex Marriott (6E05, chair) and David Jaffe (6E04, secretary) were absent.

HPRB Support Request

A representative of Square 134 Architects informed the commission that two side-by-side units will be constructed on 467 and 469 M St. NW. The property will have a total of six parking spaces. Three of the spaces will be provided for the church. Each unit will consist of one and a half baths and two bedrooms. Tenants will share the property’s rear space. The applicants are working with the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) to create a design that is consistent with the neighborhood. Commissioner Brown said that the ANC 6E Zoning Committee met and requested the applicant to revise the drawings for support. The commission moved to support the request and will communicate it in writing to HPRB. The motion passed unanimously.

Support Requested for Traffic Investigation

Benjamin Fortunati asked the commission to support a petition for a traffic investigation and traffic calming on the 900 block of French Street NW. A camera survey was conducted in June, and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has been asked to take steps to ensure pedestrian safety. Solutions may include speed bumps or converting it into a one-way street.

ABRA Support Request

Representatives of Nicoletta Italian Kitchen, at 901 Fourth St. NW, requested support for a New Retailers Class C Restaurant Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (ABRA) license. A total occupancy of 132 will include 92 indoor and 38 sidewalk cafe seats. The hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., and 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The hours of alcoholic beverage sales, service and consumption will be 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Hours of live indoor-only entertainment will be Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., and 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The commission moved to support the license request after the applicant agreed to modify the hours of operation.

Busboys and Poets Requests ABRA Support

Representatives of Busboys and Poets requested support for a Class C ABRA license. The restaurant is located at 450 K St. NW and has a total occupancy of 350 with a sidewalk cafe seating 88 people. Hours of operation for the inside premises are Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Hours of alcoholic beverage sales and consumption inside are Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Hours of live entertainment, inside only, are Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales, service and consumption for the sidewalk cafe are Sunday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. The ABC Licensing Committee recommended that the settlement submitted earlier to the commission be revised to reflect modified cafe hours. The applicant agreed, and the committee recommended the commission support it. The commission moved to support the license, and the motion passed unanimously.

New Pepco Substation Construction Protested

Tiffany Aziz spoke in support of a petition to block construction of a Mount Vernon Pepco substation to be built next to the Walker Jones Education Campus. Aziz said the substation will transmit dangerous amounts of electromagnetic fields that could cause cancer, heart problems, fetal deaths, Alzheimer’s, and several other health issues.

Request to Delay BZA Decision

An attendee requested that the commission reconsider a prior vote, in March, of support for a hotel project at 923927 Fifth St. NW. The attendee asked the commission to delay the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) decision scheduled for July 18 so that constituents can give additional information concerning the project. Brown said that all issues had been resolved and the case is closed. Padro stated that the commission doesn’t have a reason to reopen the case and will support BZA’s position. ANC 6E will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Shaw/ Watha T. Daniel Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. Steve Holton can be contacted at ssholton@gmail.com. u

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changing hands

Changing Hands is a list of most residential sales in the Midcity DC area from the previous month. A feature of every issue, this list, based on the MRIS, is provided courtesy of Don Denton, manager of the Coldwell Banker office on Capitol Hill. The list includes address, sales price and number of bedrooms. 1670 KRAMER ST NE 632 MORTON PL NE 1692 KRAMER ST NE 1522 CAROLINA AVE NE 1117 8TH ST NE

$564,000 $480,000 $465,000 $455,000 $425,000

Old City #2 1814 19TH ST NW 1318 RIGGS ST NW 1457 SWANN ST NW 2118 12TH PL NW 1712 SEATON ST NW 477 RIDGE ST NW

$2,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,375,000 $985,000 $899,000 $750,000

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Shaw 1120 5TH ST NW

$1,460,000

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U Street

1343 V ST NW $928,000 3

Condo 14th Street Cooridor 2125 14TH ST NW #813

$975,000

Adams Morgan Neighborhood

Price BR

Fee Simple Adams Morgan 1700 LANIER PL NW

$1,201,000

Bloomingdale 151 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW 47 RANDOLPH PL NW 172 BRYANT ST NW 221 S ST NW

$1,195,000 $790,000 $784,000 $765,000

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Dupont 1519 T ST NW

$1,675,000

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Eckington 123 RHODE ISLAND AVE NE 109 RHODE ISLAND AVE NE 2024 4TH ST NE 1712 LINCOLN RD NE

$865,000 $857,000 $590,000 $557,000

Ledroit Park 517 T ST NW 67 ADAMS ST NW 20 BRYANT ST NW 2034 4TH ST NW

$1,750,000 $1,380,000 $860,000 $595,000

Logan Circle 1456 T ST NW 1103 R ST NW 1409 CORCORAN ST NW 1521 11TH ST NW 1416 10TH ST NW

$1,175,000 $765,000 $950,000 $450,000 $1,210,000

Old City #1 814 CONSTITUTION AVE NE

$1,800,000

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428 11TH ST NE 338 11TH ST SE 1322 G ST NE 1509 A ST SE 626 F ST NE 625 8TH ST NE 803 C ST NE 620 G ST NE 1803 BAY ST SE 639 F ST NE 1349 G ST SE 1312 C ST NE 1104 C ST SE 1016 8TH ST NE 1335 C ST NE 326 18TH ST NE 1513 D ST SE 416 15TH ST SE 1729 D ST NE 409 D ST NE 1250 LINDEN PL NE 1104 G ST NE 1239 LINDEN PL NE 717 10TH ST NE 1416 C ST SE 427 19TH ST NE 614 14TH PL NE 1212 6TH ST NE 1216 D ST NE 1320 K ST SE 928 10TH ST NE 1544 D ST SE 768 13TH ST SE 118 P ST SW 1511 A ST SE 559 25TH PL NE 1359 FLORIDA AVE NE 632 MORTON PL NE

$1,329,000 $1,086,500 $1,057,000 $1,050,000 $1,025,000 $955,000 $950,000 $940,000 $900,000 $881,000 $874,700 $869,000 $838,200 $835,000 $828,000 $800,000 $768,500 $765,000 $757,000 $757,000 $729,000 $715,000 $710,000 $705,000 $690,000 $683,000 $680,000 $670,000 $657,000 $655,000 $640,000 $626,500 $610,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 $595,000

4 3 6 5 4 4 3 3 4 3 2 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2

2550 17TH ST NW #610 2328 CHAMPLAIN ST NW #402 2412 17TH ST NW #202 2440 16TH ST NW #402

$844,000 $770,000 $570,000 $429,900

Bloomingdale 125 T ST NW #3 42 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW #1 70 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW #201 70 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW #501

$660,000 $650,000 $500,000 $424,900

2 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 1

Central 925 H ST NW #906 925 H ST NW #902 1140 23RD ST NW #704 925 H ST NW #411 1111 25TH ST NW #705 2301 N ST NW #511 2425 L ST NW #218 2141 P ST NW #502 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW #1015 1150 K ST NW #302 400 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #723 400 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #606 777 7TH ST NW #719 1314 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #301 631 D ST NW #1137 1140 23RD ST NW #807 1325 18TH ST NW #513 1140 23RD ST NW #301 1121 24TH ST NW #203 1301 20TH ST NW #707 400 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #802 2201 L ST NW #112

$1,550,000 $1,300,000 $699,000 $648,000 $645,000 $620,000 $615,000 $604,250 $600,000 $585,000 $575,000 $568,000 $505,000 $479,000 $455,000 $419,900 $399,000 $379,000 $349,999 $349,900 $329,506 $315,000

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Dupont 1612 16TH ST NW #3 1704 16TH ST NW #6 1401 17TH ST NW #406 1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW #616

$1,650,000 $785,000 $660,000 $319,000

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$315,000 $295,000 $1,151,000 $765,000 $644,000 $580,000 $460,000 $435,000

1 1 3 2 2 1 1 1

Eckington 15 S ST NE #2 157 U ST NE #2 239 R ST NE #B 14 S ST NE #302 1902 4TH ST NE #2 302 TODD PL NE #2 1831 2ND ST NE #408

$735,000 $725,000 $655,000 $530,000 $471,000 $399,000 $295,000

Ledroit Park 519 FLORIDA AVE NW #1

$330,000

Logan Circle 1414 11TH ST NW #2 922 N ST NW #101 1207 N ST NW #E 1415 T NW #301 1415 T NW #A1 1224 11TH ST NW #4 1415 T ST NW #302 1413 P ST NW #403 1601 16TH ST NW #1 1220 N ST NW #4B 1325 13TH ST NW #51 1445 N ST NW #203 1441 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW #111 910 M ST NW #808 1215 10TH ST NW #2 1300 13TH ST NW #104 1239 VERMONT AVE NW #106 1527 12TH ST NW #3 1527 12th ST NW #4 1527 12TH ST NW #2

$699,900 $670,000 $520,300 $345,000 $289,000 $1,210,000 $360,000 $1,210,000 $1,011,000 $970,000 $815,000 $610,000 $535,000 $500,000 $485,433 $452,000 $384,500 $860,000 $759,900 $799,900

Mt Vernon Triangle 301 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #101 475 K ST NW #302

$575,000 $730,000

Old City #1 1818 C ST SE #3 1121 WEST VIRGINIA AVE NE #2 819 D ST NE #21 1025 1ST ST SE #915 1350 MARYLAND AVE NE #510 1391 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE #M10 440 12TH ST NE #10 1321 I ST NE #1321 1620 MASSACHUSETTS AVE SE #1 1443 EAST CAPITOL ST SE #3 1500 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE #411 1500 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE #410 700 16TH ST NE #1 1350 MARYLAND AVE NE #413 401 13TH ST NE #110 1471 A ST NE #1471 806 MARYLAND AVE NE #11 1605 F ST NE #3 1391 PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE #430 1605 F ST NE #4 9 14TH ST NE #9 1621 EAST CAPITOL ST SE #3 1815 A ST SE #103 412 19TH ST NE #302 1363 K ST SE #101

$725,000 $725,000 $697,000 $685,000 $664,900 $564,500 $525,000 $475,000 $475,000 $472,000 $469,000 $461,500 $449,900 $427,200 $424,000 $409,500 $409,000 $399,900 $389,500 $385,900 $370,000 $369,000 $334,900 $310,000 $303,500

Old City #2 1516 Q ST NW #3 1628 11TH ST NW #105 2100 11TH ST NW #308 1124 10TH ST NW #5R 475 K ST NW #716 442 M ST NW #3 411 RIDGE ST NW #UNIT 2

$1,900,000 $1,325,000 $935,000 $892,000 $832,500 $809,000 $750,000

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2 3 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1

211 MORGAN ST NW #TWO 1131 5TH ST NW #C 1211 13TH ST NW #601 1735 WILLARD ST NW #7 910 M ST NW #115 1317 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW #1 1117 10TH ST NW #503 475 K ST NW #530 420 M ST NW #B 1224 13TH ST NW #302 2001 12TH ST NW #118 811 4TH ST NW #1112 1133 6TH ST NW #2 1628 11TH ST NW #UNIT 406 605 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW #2 1390 V ST NW #420 437 NEW YORK AVE NW #Y31 555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #1401 2125 14TH ST NW #610 1939 12TH ST NW #403 1515 11TH ST NW #1-2 811 4TH ST NW #219 437 NEW YORK AVE NW #424 1239 VERMONT AVE NW #605 440 L ST NW #207 1239 VERMONT AVE NW #502 1418 W ST NW #401 811 4TH ST NW #908 435 R ST NW #402 1724 17TH ST NW #26 811 4TH ST NW #413 811 4TH ST NW #1001 811 4TH ST NW #107 1916 17TH ST NW #507 1212 M ST NW #401 811 4TH ST NW #116 555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #811 2001 16TH ST NW #402 1245 13TH ST NW #511 2004 11TH ST NW #240 811 4TH ST NW #422 1441 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW #517 1440 N ST NW #603 1601 18TH ST NW #805 1711 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW #815 310 M ST NW #6 1545 18TH ST NW #201 1125 12TH ST NW #75 1822 15TH ST NW #103 1718 P ST NW #L10 1718 P ST NW #L5

$737,500 $726,000 $720,000 $676,000 $675,000 $670,000 $656,000 $624,900 $623,000 $615,000 $600,000 $600,000 $595,000 $589,900 $585,000 $580,000 $574,900 $565,000 $559,900 $538,000 $512,000 $510,000 $490,000 $485,000 $480,000 $472,000 $469,000 $460,000 $459,000 $455,000 $455,000 $455,000 $440,000 $440,000 $435,000 $422,000 $421,000 $405,000 $402,000 $399,000 $378,500 $372,000 $319,900 $316,000 $315,000 $315,000 $305,000 $300,000 $289,000 $279,000 $270,000

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MidCity DC Magazine August 2018  

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