Borderstan

Dupont – Logan – U Street

Theater in Borderstan: Five Plus One


See what's playing at the five theaters in the Borderstan area, plus "Naked Boys Singing" at the 1409 Playbill Cafe. (Luis Gomez Photos)

All five theaters in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area have shows this weekend. In addition, Ganymede Arts is doing a local production of Naked Boys Singing, which is showing at 1409 Playbill Cafe on 14th Street NW. Ganymede is DC’s GLBT theatre and arts company.

The complete listing is below the fold.

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May 13, 2010 Posted by | arts & entertainment | , , , , | Leave a comment

Borderstan Weekend September 12/13


Here are some suggestions of things to do during the weekend in Borderstan, really close by or in the city. Remember that Arts on Foot is this Saturday in Penn Quarter (7th & F NW) and that it is Adams Morgan Day on Sunday.

Commissary DC, at 1443 P Street NW (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Commissary DC at 1443 P Street NW (Photo: Luis Gomez)

La Frontera Cantina, at 1633 17 Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

La Frontera Cantina at 1633 17th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Cafe Salsa at 1712 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Cafe Salsa at 1712 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Commissary, located at 1443 P Street NW, has become a great neighborhood restaurant with excellent prices. Inside it has a wonderful casual atmosphere and is a perfect place for any occasion. Commissary offers an incredible brunch during the weekends. The outdoor patio facing P Street NW is always a good spot to watch people during the summertime.

La Frontera Cantina at 1633 17th Street NW is your basic Tex-Mex restaurant with all your favorites. It will never disappoint you unless you are looking for a real Mexican flavor. It has had very mixed reviews; some people consider it wonderful, others quite poor.

Cafe Salsa Grill at 1712 14th Street NW is a new addition to the neighborhood and is always a good bet. Their food is inventive and keeps its Latin roots. We have eaten there twice: once for dinner and it was great; and recently for breakfast with an even better.

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September 10, 2009 Posted by | art, arts, Borderstan, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, music, on events | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Borderstan Weekend September 5/6


Here are some suggestions of things to do during the weekend in Borderstan, really close by or in the city.

1409 Playbill Cafe, 1409 14th Street, NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

1409 Playbill Cafe, 1409 14th Street, NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Fox & Hounds, 1537 17th Street, NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Fox & Hounds, 1537 17th Street, NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

1409 Playbill Cafe, at 1409 14th Street NW is a favorite hangout for locals. It is also a good cheap spot for before or after the theater: basic diner food and a neighborhood bar and laid-back atmosphere… always amusing.

Fox & Hounds, at 1537 17th Street NW, is where you can drink and eat slowly. It is a great spot to sit and enjoy a drink with friends. The patio is superb and the bar is always good for a game on TV.

"Neutrino Video Project" at the Source Theater, 1835 14th Street, NW. (Image: www.theatermania.com)

"Neutrino Video Project" at the Source Theater, 1835 14th Street NW. (Image: http://www.theatermania.com)

"Eclipsed" at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D Street, NW.(Image: www.woollymammoth.net)

"Eclipsed" at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D Street NW. (Image: http://www.woollymammoth.net)

Neutrino Video Project” is at the Source Theater, 1835 14th Street NW, on Saturday, September 5, at 8:00 pm: “A 30-minute film shot in the time it takes you to watch it.”

Eclipsed” is playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D Street NW: “Eclipsed exposes how much an individual  sacrifices to survive wartime atrocities. The ways these characters respond to trauma and empower themselves can be seen in conflict zones around the world.”

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"Constructed Color: Amish Quilts" at The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street NW. (Image: Textile Museum)

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"Duo Show: Brian Kirk & Carol Zilliacus" at the Studio Gallery, 2108 R Street NW. (Image: Studio Gallery)

Constructed Color: Amish Quilts” is at The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street NW: “Amish quilts are among the most striking and famous of all American quilt types. Renowned for their play of color and strong geometric patterns, their similarities to modern art have been noted ever since the 1971 exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York entitled Abstract Design in American Quilts. The parallels are perhaps most striking with regard to color field paintings and art that explores the manipulation of visual effect.”

Duo Show: Brian Kirk & Carol Zilliacus” is playing at the Studio Gallery, 2108 R Street NW. New works by both artists.

"Counting Crows" Sat. Sept. 5 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion.(Image:www.countingcrows.com)

"Counting Crows" on Sat., Sept. 5 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (Image:www.countingcrows.com)

"Prince Vs Michael Jackson Dance Party" at the Black Cat, 1811 14th Street, NW.(photo: Luis Gomez)

"Prince vs Michael Jackson Dance Party" on Sun., Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Counting Crows” is this Saturday, September 5 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, MD. Sounds like a good weekend concert.

Prince Vs Michael Jackson Dance Party” is Sunday, September 6 at 10 p.m. at The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW. It sounds like a fun party for a three-day weekend.

"Marlins vs Nationals" at the Nationals Park, Sept. 4-6. (Image:Nationals website)

The Marlins plays the Nationals at Nationals Park, Sept. 4, 5 & 6. (Image: Nationals website)

"National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert" Sun. Sept. 6 at 8:30 pm. US Capitol (west lawn)

The National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert is Sun., Sept. 6 at 8:30 p.m. US Capitol, west lawn. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Catch baseball game… Marlins vs Nationals, September 4, 5 & 6 at the Nationals Park,1500 South Capitol Street SE. Great weekend for a baseball game.

The Annual Labor Day Concert in Washington is on Sunday, September 6, at the U.S. Capitol (west lawn). The National Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. The concert is free and tickets are not required. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

September 3, 2009 Posted by | art, arts, Borderstan, D.C. museums, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, music | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Borderstan Weekend: July 18/19


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July 17, 2009 Posted by | art, arts, Borderstan, D.C. museums, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, music, on events | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WEEKEND: Source Theater Celebrates Grand Opening


ACTIVATE is the Source Theater

ACTIVATE is the Source Theater's grand opening celebration, Nov. 22-23, at 1835 14th Street NW. (Image from Source Theater Web site.)

From the Source Theater at 1835 14th Street NW:

On November 22–23, 2008, Cultural Development Corporation is hosting a community opening weekend to celebrate the newly renovated Source. The celebration will spread over both days, with parties, performances, classes and workshops.

Saturday, November 22: Red Light Source
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the marvelously new Source in style with DJ Neville C and midnight cabaret with go-go and performances from Washington Improv Theater and Special Agent Galactica.

10 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Cash Bar | Ages 21 and Up | $20 in advance  $25 at the door | Purchase tickets online.

To volunteer on Saturday, please visit www.activate1.eventbrite.com.

Sunday, November 23: Community Open House
Drop by our day-long open house to catch (free!) performances, workshops, and classes that offer a chance to step behind the curtain of the performing arts. Catch a class on slam poetry, learn traditional Latin dance, sign your kids up for Adventure Theatre’s exciting lightsaber workshop and watch the best of the 2008 Source Festival in the afternoon.

Check out Sunday’s Schedule!

The weekend festivities will introduce Source to many people in the community and welcome back others familiar with the landmark theatre. For more information about the event, Source, or Cultural Development Corporation, please contact Merin Frank at 202.315.1322 or merin@culturaldc.org.

To volunteer on Sunday, please visit www.activate2.eventbrite.com.

November 19, 2008 Posted by | on community, on events | , , , , | Leave a comment