SYMHM: Weekend Roundup

by August 1, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,666 0

Gaia, Irvine Contemporary, Luis Gomez Photos, Logan Circle

Gaia’s new wall mural was completed early Sunday morning: “Pierre L’Enfant and 14th Street Rooster/Phoenix.” It is in the alley behind Irvine Contemporary, which is on 14th Street NW. You can enter the alley on the 1400 block of P Street NW just east of Logan Hardware. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

You’ve probably heard plenty about the Utopia project over the past few months. The Washington Business Journal does have some more news, but more importantly, they bring us a rendering of what the project will potentially look like upon completion. It’s the most updated one I’ve seen, so if you have any more, please share them with readers in the comments!

Textile Museum Leaving Borderstan

Thinking about visiting the Textile Museum in our ‘hood? You’ve still got plenty of time, but the countdown is on to its departure. The Museum will be making its first move ever since its 1925 opening and will soon be located on GW campus in Foggy Bottom at 21st and G Streets NW. Until then, if you want to pop by, you can find the Museum at 23rd and S Streets NW, above Dupont Circle. Read more about it over at the Post.

The Price We Pay

A few months ago, Mayor Gray authorized a $1 fuel surcharge for cabs after the D.C. Taxicab Commission approached him, claiming that gas was too high. Well, it was set to expire about a week ago, but DCist confirms the city is keeping it in place, at least through November 12. Feel free to voice your discontent here — we’re with you.

Missed the Boat — and Some Funding

D.C. and Virginia too will be taking a cut in funding from the federal government next year, according to the Examiner. Among other things, the Bush-approved 2006 Adam Walsh Act created a national sex offender registry that requires states to adhere to specific criteria in order to claim compliance. Since neither government meets those criteria, they’ll be missing out on some money — $250,000 in the District’s case, and $500,000 for Virginia.

You Can Never Plan Too Early

Mark your calendars now for the 2012 International AIDS Conference. Not only will the big event be coming back to the States, but it’ll be right here in our own District. More specifically, you can take part in the “Keep the Promise on HIV/AIDS” march and rally on July 22, 2012. Get the full scoop from MetroWeekly.


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