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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Artist Collectives and Fever Edition

October 24th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill

Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9"x11". Photo courtesy of the artist.

Liz Lescault Decollette, ceramic sculpture, white stoneware, 9″x11″. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Friday, October 24

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for a group exhibition featuring the members of DDAY Collective. Members David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, Alice Wonder, and Yodith Dammlash, explore the idea of art as a reflective process offering insight into the individuals who create the works. For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW

Saturday, October 25

Fontana Forge – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Fontana Forge in Brookland-Woodridge. The new studio space is designed for artisans focusing on blacksmithing of furniture, furnishings, and giftware. The morning events are for metalworkers, sculptors, and jewelers and the afternoon events are for friends, neighbors, and colleagues; visitors are encouraged to choose which timeframe is most convenient. For more information, click here.

The opening is located at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, 2414 Douglas Street NE.

Harmony Hall – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Make Art celebrates the works of five women at the height of their careers. Pam Rogers, Liz Lescault, Ellen Cornett, Gloria Chapa, and Claudia Vess express their individual visions and passions in ways unique to themselves in this group exhibition. The variety of works span from watercolor to pastel to installations. For details about the artists and the exhibition, click here.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD

Project 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann presents recent work in her solo exhibit titled Feverland. Her paintings explore the patterns that emerge from the chaos and organic environment established through her process. As her works develop, these patterns dissolve creating diverse pieces, which strain on the verge of disunity. For more information about the exhibit, click here.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.


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#Decision2014: ANC 6D Recap

October 23rd, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill


Live in ANC 6D? Here are all of your candidates. As a reminder, you can see a list of all candidates on our 2014 ANC Elections page.

Astrix (*) indicates incumbent

– Marjorie Lightman

– Stacy Braverman Cloyd: Twitter @stacycloyd, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CloydforCommissioner, Email 6D02@anc.dc.gov, Candidate Statement

– Rachel Reilly Carroll

– Andy Litsky*

– Roger Moffatt*

– Rhonda Natalie Hamilton

– Josh Hart, Candidate Statement, Website www.JoshHartDC.com, Email info@JoshHartDC.com, Twitter @JoshHartDC, Facebook www.facebook.com/JoshHartDC
- Meredith Fascett: Email Meredith.Fascett@gmail.com, Facebook www.Facebook.com/MeredithforDC , Twitter @MeredithFascett, Candidate Statement
- TD Stanger: Email 6D07Stanger@gmail.com, Twitter @TDStanger, Facebook TD Stanger, Candidate Statement

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New Café in the Works for Hill East

October 23rd, 2014 by Lauren Walens · Capitol Hill

Thanks to a great tip by Elevation DC, the Hill is Home learned about a new development project slated to become a café with upstairs apartments near Watkins Elementary (1247 E St. SE). We caught up with the site’s developer/owner to learn more about what he’s hoping for the space.


LW: Why did you pick that particular site for a café?

HH: The property on 1247 E St. SE, has historically been a mixed-use property, with an intended retail space on the ground floor per the original design dating back to 1898, when it was a corner store. We acquired the site as a mixed-use property, with the ground floor used as office space for many years. [Read more →]

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To Do

October 23rd, 2014 by Jen DeMayo · Capitol Hill

Rorshach Theatre spins a night of spooky stories Saturday at the Atlas

Rorschach Theatre spins a night of spooky stories Saturday at the Atlas

This weekend is an unofficial kick off to the holiday season. Hear me out. From now until New Year’s there will be something to celebrate and sweets and booze to match. Let’s all pace ourselves. Kick off Halloween this weekend by partying in the cemetery or dressing up your dog.

Out of context that is a really weird sentence. ‘Tis the season I guess.

Tonight is Bluegrass Night at the Argonaut featuring Hollertown. Show is upstairs and begins at 8pm. There is no cover. [Read more →]

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Taste, Toast & Bid: 3rd Annual Taste of H Benefits JO Wilson ES

October 23rd, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

6a450a_cff97041c2f2f7f1b773371584963e9f.jpg_srz_p_200_172_75_22_0.50_1.20_0The 3rdAnnual Taste of H Auction extravaganza is this Sunday, benefiting JO Wilson Elementary School. Ticket price includes tastings from H Street restaurants, complementary wine and beer, live music, DJ, as well as a live and silent auction. Auction items include sports tickets, vacation homes, art, jewelry, and services from many local businesses. Although they are raising funds for children, this is an ADULTS ONLY event. Get your tickets, dress up, and come experience the historic ATLAS Performing Arts Center as it plays host to some of the best that H Street dining has to offer.

 When: Sunday October 26th, 2014 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center at 1333 H Street NE

Tickets: Tickets on sale now at www.tasteofh.org

General Admission: $45, VIP Admission: $65 (Includes wine tasting at Le Grenier)

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