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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Mercury Retrograde Edition

October 16th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill, DC

10-16-14_ru_insertThursday, October 16

Critical Exposure – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Over 100 members of the Critical Exposure community come together to support this fundraiser. Help them kick off their 10-Year Anniversary at this celebration of their student and professional photographers. There will be an auction for participants to buy their favorite pieces. For more information about the auction and fundraiser, click here.

This event will be at DLA Piper Atrium located at 500 8th Street, NW.

Honfleur Gallery - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Join the artists who participated in this summer’s seventh annual East of the River exhibit as they discuss their work and inspiration. The panel discussion will be moderated by photographer Susan Raab. For details about the panel, click here.

Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road, SE.

Joan Hisokoa Gallery – 6:30 p.m.

Curator Martha Jackson Jarvis and the artists of Divergence will be present for a curator and artists’ talk. Join Shaunté Gates and Njena Surae Jarvis as they discuss their influences and how they use the body as a way to explore and to redefine space. To read more about the exhibit and talk, click here.

The Joan Hisaoka Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, NW.

Washington Drawing Center Brookland – 7 p.m.

Join members of the Washington Sculptors Group as they present images of their work and speak about their process. After the presentations, artists will stay for conversation and drinks. For details about the event, click here.

Washington Drawing Center Brookland is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Studio No. 7.

Friday, October 17

Washington Project for the Arts – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The artists of Strange Bedfellows invite viewers to join them as they explore the meaning of intimacy in complex and unexpected ways through their work. Visitors can see how “proximity to others…shapes our individual identities.” For more information about the artists, click here.

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In a Rut? Go Wine Tasting!

October 15th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill, DC

This is Alison Marriott’s first guest post for THIH. Alison blogs regularly about good wine and good food at Bon Vivant DC. She will be sharing tips, tricks, and other fun wine-related information from Capitol Hill and beyond with us. (–MHC)

Photo courtesy of Alison Mariott/Bon Vivant.

Photo courtesy of Alison Marriott/Bon Vivant.

One of my favorite things about living on Capitol Hill is the explosion of great food and wine over the last several years.  I’ve been living in Eastern Market since 2008, and have greatly enjoyed exploring the local food scene and getting to know our local small business owners.

One of my favorite perks of living on the hill is the sense of community these small businesses lend to our village within a city.  There’s just something great about being greeted by name at my favorite local haunts.

No matter what corner of the Hill you call home, there are a number of superb small businesses that feature weekly (FREE!) wine tastings. Often, the wine producers themselves are even there answering questions!

So the next time you find yourself in a wine rut, give one of these tastings a try. You just may find your next tried and true!

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#Decision2014: ANC 6B03

October 15th, 2014 by Maria Helena Carey · Capitol Hill

6B03If you live in ANC 6B03, your candidates are:

Claudia Holwill:

James M. Loots:

You can see a list of all candidates on our 2014 ANC Elections page.

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#Decision2014: ANC 6B02

October 14th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

6B02We’re kicking off this week’s ANC election coverage with ANC 6B races. The first contested race in ANC 6B is in SMD 02. Your candidates are:

Gerald Jerry Sroufe

Diane Hoskins

You can see a list of all candidates on our 2014 ANC Elections page.

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Hill Buzz

October 14th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill, DC

US Capitol from Columbus Circle

Photo by Colton Brown on Flickr

  • Young & Hungry reported that Sona creamery is getting a new chef and an updated menu, plus some in-house cheese making is coming soon.
  • The Washington Post took a look at how well Union Market has thrived in its first two years.
  • The Hill Rag reported that the boundaries of the Capitol Hill Historic District could expand north and east if neighbors agree with the results of a soon-to-be-released study commissioned by Capitol Hill Restoration Society.

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