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ArtSee: Process and Perspective at gallery plan b


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Photography: “Process and Perspective.” (Courtesy Gallery plan b)

With the advent of the iPhone, it’s hard arguing the art of photography hasn’t been lost to an impulsive urge to snap a pick and instagram.

Coming June 19 gallery plan b is exhibiting a slew of talented photographers — yes, their work still exists beyond our palm-sized screens — in the collaborative show, “Photography: Process and Perspective.”

The show features both national and local photographers who use a variety of techniques — printing on aluminum, abstract imagery and archival digital photography to name a few—in conveying their personal world view through the lens.

Amongst this talented bunch is photographer and New York University Professor Donna Cameron, who holds a U.S. Patent for her specialized cinematic paper emulsion process (CPE) and who’s work is in the permanent collection at the MOMA in New York City. Her pieces exude colorful texture and pattern while being deceptively flat to the touch (many are printed on aluminum, after all) and each one holds a narrative not easily recognized in a single passing view.

Kermit Berg, Charlie Gaynor, Marc Sirinsky and David Young are also exhibiting, all of whom are recognized for their unique contributions to the photographic world. Charlie Gaynor, a DC-native, is part realtor, part photographer who combines his two passions in creating images that largely abstract his subject and give the homes new life. David Young is a product of Birmingham, Alabama but a country boy at heart. He began photographing in 2005 as a means to stay outside, and his work reflects the passion and respect he has for the environment.

All five of these photographers’ works will be on display starting June 19 at gallery plan b on 14 Street. There will be an opening reception June 20 from 6 to 8pm and the show will run until July 21.

Bringing the Art in DC to you. – Shira Karsen

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gallery plan b Features Marilee H. Shapiro, 100-Year-Old Sculptor


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Shapiro’s Nutcracker
bronze 14” x 14” x 9” work at gallery plan b. (Courtesy of gallery)

The 14th street corridor’s gallery plan b is showing work by 100-year-old artist Marilee H. Shapiro, perhaps the only individual to have been personal witness to the ebbs and flows of the DC arts-scene for the past 70 years.

A DC-resident since moving to the area in 1943, Shapiro’s sculptural works are often abstract, and most often have roots in questions surrounding the human figure, its movements and nuances.

Nutcracker, a bronze sculpture just over one foot tall appropriates geometric elements to create an aesthetic reminiscent of Brancusi’s work in the first half of the 20th century.

In her solo show, “Marilee Shapiro: A Collection, 100 Years in the Making,” now at gallery plan b, open until March 31, Shapiro features some of her more recent works, fluid, transparent and ethereal figures and images made using computer graphics, a skill the century-old artist learned taking a class at the Corcoran.

J’acusse projects a digital image onto paper, creating a nearly three-dimensional work that brings the confrontational narrative into the viewers immediate space and implicates him in the apparent altercation. Looking at the image, one contemplates the scene and is challenged to intervene in the narrative.

Gallery plan b is at 1530 14th Street NW and is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 7 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

Bringing the art in DC to you – Roxanne.

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Framesmith DC is Moving to 11th and P Street


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Framesmith DC is moving down the street. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

Paula Amt is moving her Q Street business, Framesmith DC, to a new home at 1420 11th Street NW (at 11th & P streets).

The new store will be about 800 sq. ft. and will open on January 12, 2013. For now, Amt is still working at the current location, but is not taking on any new customers.

Services from Framesmith DC are by appointment only. For more information, call 202-518-2500. Interested customers can also catch Amt at her art gallery, gallery plan b (1530 14th Street NW).

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gallery plan b Ends the Year on a High Note


From ArtSee. Email contact[AT]artseedc.com and follow ArtSee@ArtSeeinDC on Twitter.

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Wachsstock’s work. (Photo Credit Elizabeth Grazioli)

This month, gallery plan b’s windows and walls are full of their collection’s finest. The year-end group exhibition includes the work of 30+ local artists, including some new to the gallery. The collection consists of smaller, affordable pieces that really create a well-rounded show for the holiday season.

This show includes everything from hand made pottery, to jewelry, to prints and paintings. The gallery is at 1530 14th Street NW.

David Kalamar, gallery director, took a moment to discus the show with us and in particular the jewelry on display from Tina Bark Designs and KEEPTABZ. Tracy Blumenthal was the creator of the KEEPTABZ collection, who unfortunately passed away in 2011 of Lupus.

Kalamar says that the gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Cleveland Chapter of the Lupus Foundation, where Blumenthal was from. This amazingly charitable twist to the usual gallery showing is perfect for the holiday season and an amazing gesture from the gallery.

In addition to the jewelry collections, we think the showstopper is the work of local artist Paula Wachsstock. Her work is a captivating group of small monotypes that show the landmarks of Washington, DC,in full color. One in particular places a stark white Washington Monument over an orange Jefferson Monument.

The whiteness of the Washington caught my eye from feet away. Wachsstock definitely has an eye for color and uses it in both her printmaking and paintings in a very bright and fluid way. While we prefer her printmaking, we certainly look forward to seeing if the gallery brings her paints to its walls in 2013.

More on gallery plan b and the show can be found on the website. Please also stop in to the gallery for a very special book signing and reading from artist Kathy Beynette on Sunday December 16 at 2 pm. The show is up through December 23.

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June 16: Thanks to This Week’s Advertisers


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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer at 1412 Q Street NW. “Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.”

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: ”Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

DCFoodBuzz: ”DCFoodBuzz is a suite of services designed by ASAA Multimedia and Pleasures of the Table specifically for the restaurant and hospitality industry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our experience has shown that just having an online presence isn’t enough in today’s competitive market.”

DC Noodles: ”Our noodles come from authentic Thai recipes that we love back home. Thailand may not be known as “noodle country” but when we think of food, we think noodles. Pad Thai anyone?” At 1410 U Street NW.

Floriana Restaurant: ”Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW.

gallery plan b: ”Gallery plan b, located in the exciting 14th Street arts corridor, provides a casual, hip space for a dynamic group of both established and emerging local artists to show and sell their art.” At 1530 14th Street NW.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: And “Join us for lunch on Fridays, 11:30 am to 3 pm… and for late-night snacks! And, Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Local 16: ”Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW.

MOVA Lounge: Enjoy MOVA’s new rooftop terrace and bar and be sure to check MOVA’s list of daily specials. At the northwest corner of 14th and W Streets NW.

Pizza No. 17:  ”Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW.

Rice: ”I have collaborated with our two chefs, Phannarai Promprasert and Big Sriyuthana to create a menu that offers both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.” At 1608 14th Street NW.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: ”Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979.This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Takoma Overlook Condominiums: ”Takoma Overlook is conveniently located inside the beltway and in the heart of Takoma Park. The units are well designed, and beautifully laid out. Most of the upper floor units boast heart-stopping views of the surrounding countryside. Shopping and public transport are available at the door.”

VIDA Fitness: ”Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: ”Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

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Carl Amt: Diverse Inspirations and An Enduring Collaboration


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Carl Amt at his studio. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Eliza French. Follow her on Twitter @elizaenbref; email her at eliza[AT]borderstan.com.

Inspired by the legacy of modern artists like Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, Carl Amt combines words and text to produce works that function as social commentary. Citing a range of influences from Shepard Fairey to Robert Rauschenberg, Amt also incorporates elements of the street art aesthetic in his work and experiments with textural applications, such as applying candle wax to the canvas. Amt is an art collector, as well, with a special focus on New York-based street artists.

Amt has been living and practicing art in Borderstan for more than 20 years. He works in a shared studio on 14th Street in Logan Circle and frequently visits neighborhood galleries and local museums. Throughout his career, Amt has worked in mixed-media collage. Either an image or a particular phrase for a piece strikes him, and then he finds the right text or image to complete the message and composition of the work.  In his current projects, Amt is revisiting sketches and older pieces, reworking old paintings and collages, and fleshing out partial sketches into fully realized works.

Most recently, Amt is revamping his 12-year-old collaboration with local artists Susan Engle, Aster da Fonseca and Mark Palmer. The group began exhibiting together as S.C.A.M. in 2000. Amt’s cousin, Paula Amt, brought the group together 12 years ago when she introduced the four artists to each other. Rather than sharing a “common thread” or guiding principle that unites their work, Amt says, the artist group relies on its diversity to create unique exhibitions. In its latest iteration, S.C.A.M., has expanded to S.C.A.M.P., and now includes Paula Amt of gallery plan b, who has continued to be involved with the group and its works since its inception.

See Amt’s latest works in S.C.A.M.P., June 20 to July 29, 2012 at gallery plan b, 1530 14th Street NW.

 

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Carl Amt and his work. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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June 9: Thanks to this Week’s Advertisers


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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer at 1412 Q Street NW. “Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.”

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: ”Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

DCFoodBuzz: ”DCFoodBuzz is a suite of services designed by ASAA Multimedia and Pleasures of the Table specifically for the restaurant and hospitality industry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our experience has shown that just having an online presence isn’t enough in today’s competitive market.”

DC Noodles: ”Our noodles come from authentic Thai recipes that we love back home. Thailand may not be known as “noodle country” but when we think of food, we think noodles. Pad Thai anyone?” At 1410 U Street NW.

Floriana Restaurant: ”Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW.

gallery plan b: ”Gallery plan b, located in the exciting 14th Street arts corridor, provides a casual, hip space for a dynamic group of both established and emerging local artists to show and sell their art.” At 1530 14th Street NW.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: And “Join us for lunch on Fridays, 11:30 am to 3 pm… and for late-night snacks! And, Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Local 16: ”Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW.

Pizza No. 17:  ”Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW.

Rice: ”I have collaborated with our two chefs, Phannarai Promprasert and Big Sriyuthana to create a menu that offers both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.” At 1608 14th Street NW.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: ”Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979.This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Takoma Overlook Condominiums: ”Takoma Overlook is conveniently located inside the beltway and in the heart of Takoma Park. The units are well designed, and beautifully laid out. Most of the upper floor units boast heart-stopping views of the surrounding countryside. Shopping and public transport are available at the door.”

VIDA Fitness: ”Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: ”Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

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June 2: Thanks to this Week’s Advertisers


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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer at 1412 Q Street NW. “Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.”

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: ”Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

DCFoodBuzz: ”DCFoodBuzz is a suite of services designed by ASAA Multimedia and Pleasures of the Table specifically for the restaurant and hospitality industry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our experience has shown that just having an online presence isn’t enough in today’s competitive market.”

DC Noodles: ”Our noodles come from authentic Thai recipes that we love back home. Thailand may not be known as “noodle country” but when we think of food, we think noodles. Pad Thai anyone?” At 1410 U Street NW.

Floriana Restaurant: ”Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW.

gallery plan b: ”Gallery plan b, located in the exciting 14th Street arts corridor, provides a casual, hip space for a dynamic group of both established and emerging local artists to show and sell their art.” At 1530 14th Street NW.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: And “Join us for lunch on Fridays, 11:30 am to 3 pm… and for late-night snacks! And, Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Local 16: ”Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW.

Pizza No. 17:  ”Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW.

Rice: ”I have collaborated with our two chefs, Phannarai Promprasert and Big Sriyuthana to create a menu that offers both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.” At 1608 14th Street NW.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: ”Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979.This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Takoma Overlook Condominiums: ”Takoma Overlook is conveniently located inside the beltway and in the heart of Takoma Park. The units are well designed, and beautifully laid out. Most of the upper floor units boast heart-stopping views of the surrounding countryside. Shopping and public transport are available at the door.”

VIDA Fitness: ”Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: ”Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

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Michael D. Crossett: Approachable Art with Design in Mind


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Michael Crossett at his studio. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Eliza French. Follow her on Twitter @elizaenbref; email her at eliza[AT]borderstan.com.

A child in a military family, Michael D. Crossett lived in Hawaii, Japan, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Virginia by the time he was in high school. These drastically different cultural influences shaped his point of view and his artistic eye. In particular, he has incorporated characteristics of the Japanese aesthetic — the highly designed nature of everyday objects, the bright colors, and bold but patterns. The graphic appeal and immediacy of these elements still drives his approach today.

Crossett currently has a solo exhibition at gallery plan b on 14th Street NW through June 17 and a group show in Provincetown. Potential future projects include public installations, sculpture, oil painting and encaustic.

As a teenager, Crossett took up photography and carefully developed his photographs to control the final image.  He continues to take photographs but lost interest as digital methods began to eclipse traditional photography. Above all, he values the instant connections viewers develop with photographs and has successfully translated that connection into other mediums.

Crossett majored in marketing and advertising at George Mason and currently works as a Director of Design. About five years ago, he earned a Certificate of Graphic Design from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. He began experimenting with silk screening and mixed media collage. He often manipulates photographed images by transferring them to silkscreen and adding them into collages.

Crossett’s greatest ambition for his work is “connecting with people” rather than alienating them with inscrutable subject matter. He seeks to engage viewers, draw them in with a sense of familiarity, and then push them to learn through his art. This goal was evident in the pieces he displayed during last Saturday’s Mid City Artists open studios, many of which included details and images easily associated with specific locations in their composition.

As a local artist, Crossett appreciates the“small town” feel of  D.C.’s neighborhoods that contrast with the city’s reputation as a  major tour destination. Two of his favorite areas in DC.are the 14th Street Corridor and Mount Pleasant. Around Borderstan, he frequently visits Estadio, Teasim, U Street Music Hall, Coppi’s, and 9:30 Club.

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Michael Crossett and his work. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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May 26: Thanks to this Week’s Advertisers


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Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood. Get information about advertising on Borderstan.com.

The Bike Rack: The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer at 1412 Q Street NW. “Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.”

Mike Brown/McEnearney Associates: ”Every member of your family is important. If you and your pets are considering a move, learn more about our program today!”

DCFoodBuzz: ”DCFoodBuzz is a suite of services designed by ASAA Multimedia and Pleasures of the Table specifically for the restaurant and hospitality industry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our experience has shown that just having an online presence isn’t enough in today’s competitive market.”

DC Noodles: ”Our noodles come from authentic Thai recipes that we love back home. Thailand may not be known as “noodle country” but when we think of food, we think noodles. Pad Thai anyone?” At 1410 U Street NW.

Floriana Restaurant: ”Floriana Restaurant is about friends and family. We are an independently owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers, and we pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Floriana Restaurant has received an Opentable.com Diner’s Choice Award for the past 18 months in a row.” At 1602 17th Street NW.

gallery plan b: ”Gallery plan b, located in the exciting 14th Street arts corridor, provides a casual, hip space for a dynamic group of both established and emerging local artists to show and sell their art.” At 1530 14th Street NW.

Hank’s Oyster Bar: And “Join us for lunch on Fridays, 11:30 am to 3 pm… and for late-night snacks! And, Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Local 16: ”Happy Hour from 5 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. $5 appetizers. $5 beer, wine, cocktails and menu.” At 1602 U Street NW.

Pizza No. 17:  ”Dinner Special, Monday through Friday (Dine-in only)… any bottle of wine and two personal 8″ Pizzas for $39.95.” At 1523 17th Street NW.

Rice: ”I have collaborated with our two chefs, Phannarai Promprasert and Big Sriyuthana to create a menu that offers both traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine in a very simple setting with minimal decor in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.” At 1608 14th Street NW.

Jo Ricks/City Houses: ”Serving downtown buyers and sellers since 1979.This Realtor Is Not Your Average Jo.”

The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.

Takoma Overlook Condominiums: ”Takoma Overlook is conveniently located inside the beltway and in the heart of Takoma Park. The units are well designed, and beautifully laid out. Most of the upper floor units boast heart-stopping views of the surrounding countryside. Shopping and public transport are available at the door.”

VIDA Fitness: ”Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 5 downtown urban chic fitness clubs. Change the way you look, feel and think about fitness.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.

Chen Wen/Fairfax Realty: ”Chen Wen has been a long time Dupont-Logan resident, having lived here since before Whole Foods was a reality. With more than 20 years of real estate experience, Wen takes pride in the fact that his clients keep coming back to him for their real estate needs.”

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