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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Marigold

August 1st, 2014 by Melissa Schaffer · Capitol Hill

Running partner wanted!


Marigold is a 2-3 year old, 45 pound, female hound mix available for adoption through Rural Dog Rescue. She loves everyone she meets and has lots of energy, so she’d be great for an active family.

Can’t commit to adopt right now? Marigold is currently staying in a boarding facility and would love to crash with a foster family while she looks for her forever home. You can learn more about Marigold and apply to foster or adopt her on the Rural Dog Rescue website.

Come meet Marigold and her friends tomorrow, August 2, 12 -3pm at Howl To The Chief, 733 8th Street SE, Washington, DC.

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To Do

July 31st, 2014 by Jen DeMayo · Capitol Hill

Texas Hold 'em Tournament at the Atlas Sunday

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament at the Atlas Sunday

Are you also filled with a spiraling sense of panic because it’s the last day of July and that means summer is almost over? No? Awesome. That means I’m doing my job…

Tonight (CHAW) opens  Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience, Bunthorne’s Bride which runs for eight performances July 31-August 2 and 7-9, 2014 at 545 7th Street, SE.  Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (202) 547-6839 or at bwashington@chaw.org.  The cast members hail from the CHAW community, GLBT arts community, and the community-at-large. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.

Daikaya Beverage Director Lukas Smith will guest-bartend on The Liaison’s Rooftop Pool & Lounge from 6-8pm. Proceeds from his Greenwich Meridian cocktail as well as any tips he collects will benefit the Point Foundation, which “empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential.” (Full bar available as always with Happy Hour extended until 8pm.)

Friday night pick up your pencils and learn to draw working from a figure at CHAW. No instructor will be there but a live model will. Drop in fee is $20. More information can be found here.

Saturday  morning bring the kids to the Folger for the free Shake Up Your Saturdays program, this one is called We Are Shakespeare. It is only an hour so get there on time.

Sunday the Atlas hosts an all-day Deep Stack Texas Hold ‘em Tournament. I believe this has something to do with poker? There are plenty of prizes available and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Atlas.  Registration begins at 11 but you can get the early-bird deal in advance here.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Last Chance ‘Till Fall Edition

July 31st, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill

 Untitled by Donna Lomangino, one of 38 artists showing work at Touchstone's annual MiniSolos on Friday.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Untitled by Donna Lomangino, one of 38 artists showing work at Touchstone’s annual MiniSolos on Friday. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Friday, August 1

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This free exhibit shows the work of local DC artists competing for the DCCAH’s FY15 Artist Fellowship Program (AFP) grant. It provides artists with an opportunity to express their vision to the public. For more details, click here.

The Eye Street Gallery is located at 200 I Street, SE.

Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“MiniSolos” features the work of 38 artists and seeks to fill two needs of the community. The first being an avenue for local artists to exhibit work and the second to provide collectors with an opportunity to view works by emerging artists. For more information about this exhibit, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Avenue, NW. [Read more →]

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ANC Election Petition Deadline is Coming!

July 30th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

H Street NE DC Flag

Photo by Mr. T in DC on Flickr

You hear us say it all the time – ANC Commissioners can do a lot of good for the neighborhood. Do you want to make an impact? Consider running! The deadline to turn in signatures is COB Wednesday, August 6, which is soon. But you only need 25 signatures! If you are properly active in your neighborhood, that should be a breeze.

There are still 21 unchallenged races and three vacant seats in Ward 6. Yes, it’s an unpaid job that can be thankless at times. But won’t it feel good to make a difference?!

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Hill’s Eye View: Monstrous Beauties

July 30th, 2014 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill

by Caroline Angelo on Flickr

by Caroline Angelo on Flickr

Wow! Just wow!

Ok, amazed interruption completed, action item assigned: go now to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Northeast. They’re not on the Hill but close enough and included a number of times in our THIH Flickr group, so at least a few of our neighbors proudly claim it as ‘neighboring.’ We just missed the park’s annual Water Lily and Lotus Festival. But according to the Friends of the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens the blooms last until mid August. They give this advice: “The tropical lilies, whose roots are more deliciate, only bloom from mid-June through early October, but peak in July and August. Lastly, the expansive Victoria water lily blooms for a brief period in August. Be sure to visit on cool days or early in the morning as most of the blooms will close in the mid-day heat.”

The park also features over 40 species of birds, including ospreys, herons, and bald eagles, not to mention turtles, dragonflies, butterflies and snakes.  Be sure to bring your binoculars and prepare for muddy trails — and watch out for poison ivy.


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