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SYMHM: The Weekend Roundup

by Borderstan.com — March 14, 2011 at 5:00 am 0

Ben's Chili Bowl, U Street NW, Paul Frederiksen, Flickr

What’s green at Ben’s Chili Bowl? (Photo: Paul Frederiksen, Borderstan reader pool on Flickr)

From Mike Kohn. Got a news tip for Mike? Send him an e-mail or catch him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

Buy a Painting, Help Japanese Earthquake Victims

If you have a chance to stop by go mama go! at 14th and S Streets NW, 10% of the sales from purchases of Mei Mei Chang’s works will  go to help victims of the tsunami in Japan. Chang will also be donating one painting to help go mama go! raise some money before it ultimately shuts its doors. The well-known shop will be closing for good at the end of the month and will be holding a 40% off sale in preparation.

The Greenest Half Smoke in Town

Give it up for Ben’s Chili Bowl for getting notice for its green practices. TBD tell us that our favorite half smoke eatery has received an award for environmental stewardship from the Greenlight Biofuels, according to their blog. Don’t believe us? There’s a video so you can hear it from Ben’s yourself, detailing all of their awesome practices. The Earth and Captain Planet are silently thanking them.

Garrison Elementary: Calling All Parents!

The next PTA meeting for Garrison Elementary School at 12th and S Streets is tomorrow, March 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Parent Resource Room. The school will also be having its first bake sale on Tuesday and are in need of volunteers to donate baked goods. Can’t you smell the brownies and cakes already? Contact the Garrison PTA directly for more information about the meeting and the sale.

DCist Exposed Photography Show Opens This Week

The fifth annual DCist Exposed Photography Show at Long View Gallery will run from March 15 to March 27. Out of over 1,000 individual entries, 43 winning images were selected by a panel of judges to be included in this year’s DCist Exposed exhibit. The opening receptions are both Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16 from 6 to 10 pm. This year’s sponsor, Yuengling,will provide a selection of their beers, including their Lager, Light Lager, Bock spring seasonal, and the hoppy Lord Chesterfield Ale. We’ve invited DJ Sequoia back to spin tunes. Wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres will also be provided. Tickets are $10 in advance at Eventbrite, with limited $15 tickets at the door.

We’ll Reach a Resolution Eventually… Won’t We?

Old news by now, but we’ve been tracking it weekly and wanted to keep you in the loop. Rather than finalizing a decision about whether same-sex marriage would be allowed in the state of Maryland, House of Delegates Chairman Joseph Vallario recommitted the bill back to committee for further discussion, according to MetroWeekly. That means we’ll be waiting a little while longer before we wrap this one up folks. Hey, we waited long enough to get the issue out on the table, what’s another couple of weeks?

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