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National Portrait Gallery Commissioner Resigns in Protest
By now, you must have seen the stories on the ‘Hide/Seek’ video installation getting pulled due to political pressure (if you missed, for shame! Go here and here and rejoin us). We Love DC got the scoop on the resignation of the Commissioner today in protest over the censorship.
New Art in Borderstan: Hamiltonian Gallery Exhibit Opens Dec. 11
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out the new exhibit at Hamiltonian Gallery. A new two-person exhibition: Magnolia Laurie, holding up; Jon Bobby Benjamin, going home opens December 11. Join them at their opening reception on the 11th from 7 to 9 pm. Event info here, gallery info here.
Man Involved in Bicycle Hit and Run Passes Away
DCist has the sad story of the death of an elderly man struck by a bicycle on Massachusetts Avenue NW last month. If you have any details or information, please contact authorities at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746, or anonymously via 1-866-411-TIPS.
Logan Circle to Get Oysters, Jeff Black is Sure of It
Jeff Black is moving ahead with his planned restaurant in Logan Circle, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and BlackJack, TBD reports. He has put down the money on the building even before getting his liquor license approved, a bold move with the area’s recent history with licenses (especially at oyster places).
But if You Are an Oyster Fiend…
You don’t have to wait for this to open. Hank’s Oyster Bar announced their New Year’s Eve menu on Twitter before noon and I’ve been hungry since then.
Give a Warm and Fuzzy (Sweater) to Get One (Warm and Fuzzy Feeling)
Ginger Root on U Street is taking recycling to a new level this winter. Bring in a used/old/unwearable sweater and they will turn it into two hats, one of which is donated to charity. U Street Girl has the details.