by John Sonderman on Flickr
Seeing a flag at half mast at the Capitol is always sobering. John Sonderman gracefully captures this micro view of the flag demonstrates. This photo was taken in September, but the one flying this morning shows the nations’ reverence for the trials and triumphs of Nelson Mandela. Share your photos with the THIH Flickr group.
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A while back, I wrote about the Washington Brewery Company, and mentioned that it grew out of the Humphreys and Juenemann operation from the late 1850s. At the time, however, the archives of the Washington Evening Star were not yet online, which meant that data from the pre-Civil War era was hard to find. With the DC Library now granting access to this important database, it is time to revisit the story.
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Saturday December 7
US Postal Museum (1 pm to 5:30 pm)
Make your own holiday card at the US Postal Museum. All supplies and tools are included but not the postage! For more information, click here.
The US Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Brentwood Arts Exchange (2 pm)
Join artists Cianne Fragione and Ellyn Weiss for a discussion on their work, process and current exhibitions at the BAE. For more information, click here.
Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Downstairs)
The Anacostia Arts Center (6 pm to 8 pm)
In Preface: A Glimpse into New Media Storytelling, graduating Corcoran College of Art + Design New Media Photojournalism students present their thesis work to the public. For more information, click here.
The Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Road SE.
The Fridge (7 pm to 11 pm)
Albus Cavus collective member Chanel Compton debuts a series of portraits at the Fridge. Created with bold brush strokes and contracting colors, Pieces of You captures the essence of subjects known by the artist whom she finds fascinating. For more information, click here
The Fridge is located in the alley at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE
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Tags: East City Art
Photo by regan76
It’s the holidays, and we know you’re busy. But, if you have a moment of free time in your busy schedule, here are some ideas on how to fill it…
Tonight at the Hill Center learn about the the world’s bees and why you need to care more about them. A screening of More Than Honey by Swiss film maker Markus Imhoof will be shown. Imhoof will also discuss the film post-screening. The event is free but reservations are suggested. Learn more here.
Friday the Great Noise Ensemble returns to the Atlas with a program of contemporary compositions exploring grief and loss, Naiskos: For Those We Love. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are available here.
The Hill Center continues their pre-Hayes code film series Tough Dames in Satin Slips with Heat Lightning. The series explores the history of sex and violence in the movies, censorship and the ratings system is curated by movie critic Nell Minow and journalist Margaret Talbot. The screening begins at 7 p.m. and is free. Register here.
Saturday and Sunday the Boy Scouts are running their annual coat drive. Bring your outgrown and unused outerwear to Eastern Market near C Street, SE. Look for the Capitol Boy Scout Banner, and they will take the coats off your hands.
Sunday get moving on your holiday baking at the Holiday Cookie Baking Class with Washington Post food writers Bonnie Benwick, Stephanie Witt Sedgwick, and Jane Touzalin at the Hill Center. Were you intimidated by the annual cookie issue in the Post yesterday? These ladies can help you. Participants will make Fennel Macaroons with Fresh Mint Ganache, Glazed Pain d’Epices, and Pear Gingerbread S’Mores. The best part — you get to take the cookies home! The class is from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and costs $65. Register here.
Tags: Arts·Capitol Hill·Community·Eastern Market·Events·Food·H Street·To Do List·weekend
Editor’s note: Hill Inspired Recipes is a news series featuring recipes from Capitol Hill’s neighborhood restaurants and bars.
Photo courtesy Alexe Colbus
Since many of us gorged ourselves with turkey and ham over the holiday, how about a little fish in your life? Hank’s Oyster Bar is one of my favorite restaurants for seafood, and it provided inspiration for a dish that I recently made.
Last year, they opened their second location on Capitol Hill, and I think it’s the perfect restaurant for whenever you’re craving a casual and delicious meal.
In August, my boyfriend and I celebrated three years together at Hank’s, and I ordered the sablefish with a balsamic and soy glaze. The dish had me wondering: How I could recreate it in my own kitchen?
Weeks later, I picked up some North Carolina tilefish from the Southwest Fish Market, and used my taste buds to guide me through making the balsamic soy glaze. I paired the fish with some sauteed beet greens, a little bit of soy sauce, garlic, and pepper. It tasted delicious. You also could use kale, spinach, or even mustard greens with this fish too.
No matter what you pair it with, make this dish the next time you’re craving fresh fish. Or, there’s always Hank’s for the real thing!
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Tags: Food·Hank's Oyster Bar·Hill Inspired Recipes