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In Borderstan: Live Music on Tap for the Weekend


Luis Gomez Photos Borderstan U Street NW Bohemanian Caverns

Bohemian Caverns: The Jolly Twins Quintet play Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 and 10:30 pm. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Here is your listing of live music at venues in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. If you want to head out your door at the last minute to take in some music close to home, here are the places to go—the list is below the fold.

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May 7, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | 2 Comments

Open Mics, Dogs, Embassies, Produce, Israeli Rock Star and More


Luis Gomez Photos Borderstan U Street NW

The 1200 block of U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

If you need a reminder on why you live in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, then here you are. Be sure to check out the galleries, music and theater listings—links are at the bottom of this page.

Friday, April 30

Open Mike Night. The LGBT DC Center is hosting Open Mic Night at the Center, 1810 14th Street NW, at 8 pm: “Join us at the DC Center on Friday April 30th at 8:00 PM for a night of queer poetry and spoken word.  This open mic night is hosted by Mike Brazell.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come prepared to share your work.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mike Brazell.”

American Sign Language Open Mic Poetry. Busboys & Poets has ASL open mic poetry tonight at 11 pm. At 14th and V NW location; $5 cover.

Saturday, May 1

Farmers Market Opens for Season. The 14th and U Farmers Market opens for the 2010 season this Saturday. The time is 9 am to 1 pm (Saturdays only) on the northwest corner by the Reeves Municipal Center. Kids and dogs are welcome. Check out the market’s page on Facebook to find out what types of produce are expected.

Embassy Tours. Cultural Tourism DC is kicking off its Passport DC series with free embassy tours: “Embassies from A to Z—Australia to Zambia and many in between—will treat guests to a rare opportunity to enjoy the cultures of their countries all in one day during the Around the World Embassy Tour.” A total of 35 embassies are participating in the tour. Remember that many embassies are located in Dupont Circle or close by.

Register, Vaccinate Your Pet. The District’s Department of Health will hold a vaccination and registration clinic from 1 to 4 pm for dogs and cats at the Shaw Dog Park. Dogs must be on leash, and cats must secured in a carrier box. The vaccinations are free, but there are registration fees. Here’s more information.

Pop-Up Gala. The Cultural Development Corporation hosts the Pop-Up Gala at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW; tickets required.

Sunday, May 2

Rami Kleinstein Concert. The DC Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q NW, is having a one-hour Rami Kleinstein concert in its parking lot (Q Street side) from 6 to 7 pm. DCJCC’s blogger says Kleinstein is an “Israel rock god.”

You and Your Dog. The Adams Morgan Main Street Group is hosting BowWow PowWow at Marie Reed School (18th and Wyoming NW) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is “a day of fun and festivities for you and your dog.” There will be a dog agility demonstration, 11 contests, information about adoption from WARL and more. (Rescheduled from April 25.)

2010 Police and Fire Field Day. The annual Police and Fire Field Day is 11 am to 6 pm at Fort McNair. The annual event features competitive events between the DC police and fire departments plus family-oriented activities. Tickets are $10 per family. Fort McNair is by Buzzard Point in SW DC and is Metro accessible via the Waterfront/SEU stop and Metrobus 70 and 71 lines.

All Weekend: Galleries, Music, Theater

April 30, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | 1 Comment

In Borderstan: Live Music This Weekend


HR-57, jazz, Borderstan, 14th Street NW, Luis Gomez Photos

This Friday and Saturday: Chuchito Valdes performs at HR-57, located at 1610 14th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Thursday through Sunday: Here is your listing of live music at venues in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. If you want to head out your door at the last minute to take in some music close to home, here are the places to go—the list is below the fold.

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April 29, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , | 1 Comment

Music this Weekend: Jazz, Blues and More


Luis Gomez Photos U Street Velvet Lounge

Who's playing at the Velvet Lounge on U Street? Find out below the fold. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Here is your listing of live music at venues in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area. If you want to head out on foot or take a quick taxi ride for some music in the neighborhood, here are the places to go—the list is below the fold.

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April 22, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | 1 Comment

This Weekend: 8 Clubs with Live Music


Luis Gomez Photos Twins Jazz Borderstan U Street NW

Find out who's playing at Twins Jazz, 1344 U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

This is a weekly feature that started last week: a listing of live music at venues in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

If you want to head out on foot or take a quick taxi ride for some music in the neighborhood, here are the places to go—right below the fold. Continue reading

April 15, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | 1 Comment

Music in Borderstan: Who and Where to Hear It


Luis Gomez Photos 14th Street Borderstan dc live music Black Cat

Thursday through Sunday: See what's playing at the Black Cat on 14th Street and at other venues in the Borderstan area. (Luis Gomez)

A new weekly feature: a listing of live music at venues in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area (with one Bethesda location thrown in). If you want to head out on foot or take a quick taxi ride for some music in the neighborhood, here are the places to go—right below the fold.

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April 8, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , | Leave a comment