by Borderstan.com September 27, 2011 at 7:00 am 0

Borderstan""Logan Circle"

“Motorcycles” is by ewilfong from the Borderstan flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Motorcycles,” was taken by ewilfong on September 20 in Logan Circle NW.

If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you will need to sign up for one, and then join the Borderstan Reader Photos group. Already a Flickr member? Join the group! You can submit up to five photos per day in the Borderstan reader pool. We are looking for photos from D.C.’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

by Borderstan.com September 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm 1,017 0

BorderstanYou can still purchase tickets for the DC Center Fall Reception this Friday, September 30. The reception is 7 to 9 pm at the Sofitel Hotel, 15th and H Streets NW. Tickets are $75; $45 for seniors and students.

The DC Center is Washington’s center for the LGBT community and the annual event serves as a fundraiser and awards ceremony. This year’s honorees are Rick Rosendall, Sheila Alexander-Reid, Frank Kameny, Earline Budd.

The DC Center is at 1318 U Street NW.

by Borderstan.com September 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm 1,262 0

BorderstanThere is still time to Stuff the Bus with healthy foodstuffs for DC Central Kitchen — the bus will be in Logan Circle on Wednesday at Birch &  Barley 1337 14th Street NW, from 5 to 7 pm.

What is “Stuff the Bus”? DC’s largest food charity, DCCK, has teamed up with the restaurant app, Venga, to collect food and donations. DCCK provides meals for the homeless from its downtown kitchen and headquarters. The bus will be at various food and restaurant locations around the city through this Friday, September 30.

You can always donate online to DCCK if you can’t make it to the bus! Venga is a mobile app featuring exclusive offers from more than 100 of DC’s top restaurants.

by Borderstan.com September 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm 2,721 0

"Borderstan" "17th Street NW", Urban Neighborhood Alliance, 2011 17th Street Festival, Luis Gomez Photos

Click on the collage for photos from the 2011 17th Streets Festival. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Click on the collage above for the slideshow of the 2nd Annual 17th Street Festival on September 24. Did we see you at the Festival?

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz (think Twitter for pics) or at One Photograph A Day. You can follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

Kids, pets, artists, performers, a beer garden and several thousand neighbors could be found on 17th Street on Saturday — and none of them got wet. After several days of rainy day forecasts, the weather cooperated for the 2nd Annual 17th Street Festival on Saturday. Event organizers estimated that 10,000 people attended the Festival during the course of the afternoon (and quite a few dogs as well).

This year’s co-chairs were Stephen Rutgers and Lee Granados who organized a team of volunteers from the area: “The Urban Neighborhood Alliance along with Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets would like to thank all of our sponsors, city government officials and departments, community partners and residents for coming together to put on a successful event. The 17th Street Community showcased what makes it one of the top neighborhoods in the District and how working together can help bridge differences in the community. We look forward to growing the festival each year and making it a staple event in D.C. so thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the rainless day!”

The Festival was conceived as a way of celebrating the end of construction work on the 17th Streetscape project last summer. This year’s festival ran from P Street to Riggs Place and from R Street to Ross Elementary School (site of the very busy Kids’ Zone).

The Festival included 34 local artists, Dupont Circle area businesses, a Pet Zone, numerous kids’ activities in the Kids Zone, a beer garden at JR’s Bar and Grill and a live music stage with several performances throughout the afternoon. This year’s festival drew a total of 33 partners and sponsors from a variety of businesses and community organizations.

Among some of this year’s major sponsors, the Art Show was sponsored by the Dupont Circle Citizens Association while entertainment stage was sponsored by The Rutstein Group (acts were sponsored by Cobalt and Level One). Ross Elementary PTA and the DC Jewish Community Center were the Kids’ Zone sponsors. The Festival is organized by the Urban Neighborhood Alliance and this year the the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets Program came aboard as a partner to help plan the event.

Previous Festival Posts

by Borderstan.com September 26, 2011 at 10:00 am 1,973 0

"SundeVich" "Borderstan" "9th Street NW"

SUNdeVICH is located in a garage off 9th Street NW in Shaw. (Ashley Lusk)

From Ashley Lusk. Check out Ashley’s blog Metropoetrylis and find her on Twitter at @arlusk. You can email her at [email protected].

A few weeks ago we told you about Seasonal Pantry. If you don’t have the money to drop on a few courses at their supper party, you can still get a taste of the Ali Bagheri and Daniel O’Brien brand. Just around the corner from Seasonal Pantry, in a garage off 1314 9th Street NW is the SUNdeVICH sandwich shop.

"SUNdeVICH" "Borderstan" "9th Street NW"

Plenty of sandwiches on the menu. (Ashley Lusk)

The shop features eleven sandwiches with Mediterranean and Persian flavors, including three vegetarian options. The best-selling sandwich is the Beirut, a hefty serving of skirt steak, hummus, brined vegetables and fresh herbs on a baguette.

During my visit to SUNdeVICH, I tried the Isfahan, a soufflé of spinach, mushroom, walnut and barberry — a sandwich with a surprisingly salty kick. All of the sandwiches at SUNdeVICH are served on baguettes, which have received some fair criticism on Yelp. When I tried the sandwich, my baguette was appropriately chewy, if not a little bland.

Bagheri has launched an interesting series of sides, which include homemade hummus, cold lentil salad and a curry potato salad. You can also try their spicy slaw or tzatiki with a baguette. Most 10-inch sandwiches range between $9 and $11, and most sides are around $3.50.

The appeal of SUNdeVICH is not only its accomplished chefs, but also the pure intrigue of a hidden restaurant in the heart of Shaw. The interior is sparse, but well-lit and welcoming. This is not a coffeeshop, you won’t find any Wi-Fi here, but it’s a good place to find a decent sandwich.

by Borderstan.com September 26, 2011 at 6:25 am 1,572 0

Borderstan, Alejandra Owens, Venga, Winston Bao Lord, Dupont Farmers Market

Sunday at the Dupont Farmers’ Market: Venga has teamed up to help DC Central Kitchen with “Stuff the Bus.” The bus is at various food and restaurant locations through the 30th, collecting healthy foodstuffs and donations. From left: Lindsey Downen of Venga; Sarah von Pollaro; Alejandra Owens of Borderstan.com and One Bite At A Time; and Winston Lord, Venga founder and  president. (Matty Rhoades)

From Mike Kohn. Email him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

Wednesday: Stuff the Bus for DC Central Kitchen at Birch & Barley

There is still time to Stuff the Bus with healthy foodstuffs for DC Central Kitchen. DC’s largest food charity has teamed up with the restaurant app, Venga, to collect food and donations. DC Central Kitchen provides meals for the homeless from its downtown kitchen and headquarters. The bus will be at various food and restaurant locations around the city through Friday, September 30. One of the local stops is at Birch & Barley, 1337 14th Street NW this Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm. You can always donate online to DCCK if you can’t make it to the bus! Venga is a mobile app featuring exclusive offers from more than100 of DC’s top restaurants.

Change of Pace: Metro Makes Improvements

Yep, you read that right. First, the word from DCist is that everyone will now be able to make payment to your SmarTrip card from the comfort of your own home using the Internet. That’s been a long time coming. And then we saw from the Post that Metro is working “every night” to expand cell phone coverage in its busiest stations. I know I was going through severe withdrawal during my 15-minute metro ride, but no more!

You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here

A couple of closings in the Borderstan ‘hood are rapidly approaching. First, news came from U Street Girl that Mid City Caffe will be closing this Saturday, October 1 (on my birthday, no less!). Mid City opted not to renew its lease, and it won’t be opening elsewhere.  MetroWeekly also mentioned on Friday the closing of 1409 Playbill Cafe, blaming the upcoming development along the 14th Street NW corridor and rising rents. The owners do hope to find a new home in the Logan Circle area.

Dinner Time

A couple of LBGT organizations are having some big dinners across the next week — it must be a fall thing. The HRC National Dinner will be held next Saturday; it has been sold out for a while now, so hopefully you have your tickets already. If not, make sure you get your name on the wait list. On a more local level, the DC Center will be hosting its annual fall reception next Friday and there are tickets still available.

by Borderstan.com September 26, 2011 at 6:00 am 0

"Borderstan" "14t Street NW"

“Swan Auto Sale” is by airpolonia from the Borderstan flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Swan Auto Sale,” was taken by airpolonia on September 18. The shot was taken on 14th Street NW. The former used car lot is at the northwest corner of 14th and Swann Streets NW.

If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you will need to sign up for one, and then join the Borderstan Reader Photos group. Already a Flickr member? Join the group! You can submit up to five photos per day in the Borderstan reader pool. We are looking for photos from D.C.’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

by Borderstan.com September 23, 2011 at 10:10 am 1,251 0

17th Street Festival, Luis Gomez Photos, Borderstan

The 2nd Annual 17th Street Festival is Saturday, September 24, from 2 to 6 pm. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Laura Herman of LauraLikesThis. Laura is also a contributor over at Brightest Young Things and you can find her on Twitter @Lmhhabs. Email her at [email protected]

We interrupt our usual weekend picks to bring you the Ultimate Guide to the 2nd Annual 17th Street Festival, right here in the heart of Borderstan. Last year’s festival was a great success and this year’s festival takes place THIS SATURDAY, September 24, on the 17th Street NW corridor — along 17th Street between P and Riggs and on R Street between 17th and New Hampshire Avenue NW — between 2 pm and 6 pm.

Festival Map: Print a copy of the map with a list of all the business specials and events. The Festival includes an Art Show, Kids Zone and Pet Zone. And be sure to check out the 2011 sponsors.

The street will be sectioned off into a pet zone, a three-block long market place with a main stage in the middle, two blocks of an art show, a kid zone, and a beer garden at JR’s. There will be a ton of different live performances, music, business specials and general merriment throughout the day. To help you plot your course through the festival, here are our top picks for things to check out. Oh, and don’t forget about the people watching.

Cobalt, Level One, Borderstan, 17th Street Festival, Luis Gomez Photos

17th Street businesses are offering specials during the Festival. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Entertainment

The entertainment stage is at 17th and Corcoran near Safeway.

Must-Hit Business Specials

The festival map includes the list of business specials.

  • Agora- $3 Miller Lights, $3 rail drinks all day
  • Cafe Green- 50 percent off all cocktails, with vegan food specials inside
  • Dito’s Bar- $5 sangria, $3 beer, $5 onion rings or calamari all day
  • Floriana- debuting a new brunch menu with half-price bottles of wine between 2 and 6 pm
  • Grubb’s NW Pharmacy- 20% off all overt the counter products for their grand opening
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge- $15 gift certificate for $10, with all proceeds going to Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets
  • Level One- $10 sandwich and chip special
  • Pizza No. 17- $10 pizza, $4 Bud Lights all day
  • Tranquil Space- $50 unlimited one month pass for new students
  • True Value – 20% off purchase between 2 and 6 pm with coupon

Don’t Miss

  • Art show where local artists will display and sell their works, between P and Q Streets
  • JR’s Bar & Grill will celebrate its 25th Anniversary by bringing back last year’s popular beer garden at 17th and Church Streets. There is a $5 cover to enter the beer garden, with the proceeds benefiting the Festival.
  • Ross Elementary PTA and the DC Jewish Community Center will sponsor the Kids’ Zone, which will be held in front of Ross School on the 1700 block of R Street NW.
  • The Pet Zone will be located between R Street NW and Riggs Place NW. In addition to other activities, MPD will be doing a K9 demonstration.

AND DON’T FORGET: Stop by and visit us at the Borderstan tent! We’ll be next to Salon Rouge on 17th Street (north of Safeway, south of R Street). We’ll see you there!

Borderstan.com and Luis Gomez Photos are among this year’s sponsors.

Previous Festival Posts

 

 

by Borderstan.com September 23, 2011 at 8:00 am 0

Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street NW, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

From Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her and tell her your news on Twitter @MichLancasterEmail her at [email protected]

17th Street Festival on Saturday

Be there or be square! It’s a free community event, running from 2 to 6 pm. Come check out your area businesses, non-profits and blogs (hint, hint). Visit the pet zone or kid zone to see dogs, people who think their dogs are babies and the kid-friendly attractions. When all the excitement has worn you down, calm your nerves with a beer in JR.’s beer garden (admission to the festival is free, the garden costs $5 and goes to the festival). If you need any other reasons, the Washington Blade does a bang-up job of explaining the importance of building a sense of community in the area, and we’d say that even if they didn’t give us a shout out.

14th and You on Hiatus?

Speaking of the importance of community, we are sad to see the bloggers at 14th and You take a break. How long seems to be up in the air, but they will need a new name. Apparently, the lack of updates are due to their move… to the SUBURBS! Kidding, we won’t hate much on the MoCo move, but we will miss you oodles.

Someone Prefers Arlington to the City

So, in this Bloomberg BusinessWeek list, Arlington was ranked as the second best city. They were ranked on college degree percentages, economic income, crime rates, parks, bars, restaurants and museums, among other things. DC came in at number six, ranking behind Raleigh, Irvine, Scottsdale and Honolulu. While we can understand the Hawaii preference, the others are a bit… interesting. The Washington Business Journal has the story. Arlington has a bad rap, DC has Wale — this hardly seems fair, even if we did lose points for our crime rate.

Well, Bike Beatings May Be Why

Our crime rate is high due to things like irate drives beating up cyclists, among other things. But this item is about a bizarre beating that occurred after a driver veered into a bike lane and hit a cyclist. The driver decided the cyclist was at fault and then beat up the guy he had just hit. The burbs sounding good right about now? Well, the driver was brought up on charges and sentenced today, reports the Washington City Paper. It was pretty light, as it was his first offense, but it’s at least some justice (refraining from Troy Davis comment here).

Or Stolen Puppies?

This story just makes me incredibly sad. Apparently, a dog owner with a recently adopted rescue dog entered a Safeway to buy treats for the dog and left it outside. When the owner returned, the dog was gone. See the poster and post at Prince of Petworth and keep an eye for the puppy. And, as Borderstan’s Tori notes, this is why it is not safe to leave dogs tied up outside of your line of sight.

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

We’ll end on a more positive note. Capital Bikeshare happily announced their one millionth ride on their first anniversary! Congratulations to a great organization that seems to be wildly popular. Their press release is pretty neat — they note the time and location, as well as user, of the ride that put them at an even million. So stay safe in  your bike lanes, don’t use your bike to steal puppies and ride it on down to the 17th Street Festival. Are you not cheered or entertained? Well, Freddy Mercury can help you out here.

by Borderstan.com September 23, 2011 at 7:00 am 1,081 0

"Borderstan" "Batala" "U Street NW"

“Batala” is by Luis Gomez from the Borderstan flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Batala,” was taken by Luis Gomez on September 9. “Batala is an all-women percussion band and they were playing at the corner of 14th and U Streets NW. If you haven’t heard them you should. They are fun and really full of energy. They have groups all over the world, I was told.”

If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you will need to sign up for one, and then join the Borderstan Reader Photos group. Already a Flickr member? Join the group! You can submit up to five photos per day in the Borderstan reader pool. We are looking for photos from D.C.’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

by Borderstan.com September 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm 0

Source Theater, Washington Improv Theater, Fall Into WIT

“Fall Into WIT” runs through October 8 at the Source on 14th Street NW. (Image courtesy Washington Improv Theater)

You can catch shows at three of the five Borderstan-area theaters. If you want to catch Imagining Madoff, you have only a few days left — the Theater J show closes this Sunday, September 25.

On 14th Street, Fall Into WIT is running through October 8 at the Source — a great opportunity to see the Washington Improv Theater in action.

Full details for these two theaters plus the Keegan Theatre, Lincoln Theatre and the Studio Theatre below.

Keegan Theatre at Church Street at 1742 Church Street NW

  • The Crucible opens October 22 and runs through November 19. Overview: “Arthur Miller’s classic portrait of one man’s struggle toward grace is set in the scorching context of the 17th-Century Salem witch trials.” (Keegan)

Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U Street NW

Source at 1835 14th Street NW

  • The Washington Improv Theater presents Fall Into WIT through October 8. Shows are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm; second shows Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 pm. Overview: “The sky is falling! Or is it the Dow? …Average earnings? Let’s see the bright side, folks: falling is fun! Wind in your hair, adrenaline pumping, and screaming like you just don’t care. In that same spirit we present Fall Into WIT, our autumn show series.” (WIT)
  • Every Tuesday night at the Source is Harold Night! with the Washington Improv Theater. Overview: “Each week is a demonstration, celebration and experiment in the world-famous improv longform, Harold. It starts with an audience suggestion and explores whatever themes emerge through a series of scenes. All of the action is brought to life by WIT’s own Harold Teams right before your eyes.” (WIT)

Studio Theatre at 1501 14th Street NW

  • The Habit of Art runs through October 16. Overview: “Wistful and filthily funny, the latest play from the award-winning writer of The History Boys examines creativity, desire, and the tenacity of the artistic spirit.” (Studio)
  • Lungs opens Wednesday, September 28. Overview: “A couple negotiates sex, parenthood, and responsibilities large and small in Duncan Macmillan’s intimate drama about chance, change, and consequence.” (Studio Theatre)

Theater J at 1529 16th Street NW

  • Imagining Madoff closes Sunday, September 25. Overview: “Unrepentant Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff sets the record straight from his prison cell, recounting an all-night study session with Holocaust survivor, poet and investment client, Solomon Galkin.” (Theater J)

by Borderstan.com September 22, 2011 at 10:00 am 1,129 0

From Khelan Bhatia. You can follow Khelan on Twitter @KhelanB. He lives in the U Street area and writes about style for Borderstan.

Welcome back, Borderstanis, for the third installment of a series I like to call “The September Issue(s).” (It’s my little way of paying homage to Anna Wintour). In volume 1, we focused on shoes. And in the subsequent installment, we touched on the essential bottoms for the season. Obviously, the next stop on this train ride to the perfect fall outfit is the right top.

Bridge and Tunnel

But before we get to that, I’ve noticed a small, yet disturbing trend with some shirts that are basically the sartorial equivalent to a NASCAR race car. You know what I’m talking about… extraneous patches and designs that have no business being on our bodies.

Bridge and Tunnel by khelan on Polyvore.com

Khelan Bhatia, Polyvore.com

“Bridge and Tunnel “by khelan on Polyvore.com.

I’ve been saying for months that the District (and Borderstan especially!) has kicked it up a notch in the style department, but every time I see one of these abominations I die a little. And my corpse gets dragged across the bridge and/or tunnel for an unceremonious funeral.

Okay, okay… I know I’m prone to hyperbole. But still, c’mon… these shirts are a lot a of look, to paraphrase the (hopefully) immortal Tim Gunn.

Now that we’ve gotten the negative out of the way (I feel a lot better btw, don’t you?), we can focus on a couple of items that are absolutely perfect for autumn.

 

 

 

 

Blue Oxford

First up, we have the classic, shorline blue oxford from J.Crew. This article of clothing is as essential to your wardrobe as a gray flannel suit, a pair of dark jeans or a khaki raincoat.

Khelan Bhatia, Polyvore.com

Blue Oxford by khelan on Polyvore.com.

It’ll never, ever go out of style and you can layer it with a cardigan or v-neck sweater or pair it with a denim jacket or navy blazer. In other words, it’s a versatile top. Ba dump bump. Don’t forget to tip your waiter.

Anyways… moving on.

 

 

 

 

Gant Rugger

If you’re going to buy one plaid flannel shirt this season, make sure it’s this one by Gant Rugger.

Gant Rugger by khelan on Polyvore.com

Khelan Bhatia, Polyvore.com

Gant Rugger by khelan on Polyvore.com.

Gant makes some of the most comfortable, yet stylish men’s shirts I’ve ever worn. This beautiful, red plaid wonder feels like a towel fresh out of the dryer and still cuts a very flattering silhouette.

That’s it for me this week, folks. Next time, we’ll chat about sweaters, cardigans and jackets oh my!

by Borderstan.com September 22, 2011 at 8:00 am 0

Recent crimes in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.

The following are crimes of note from the past week — robberies, assaults, sex crimes, drug crimes, stolen autos and burglaries in the Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and U Street neighborhoods. Crimes are from police reports for Police Service Areas (PSAs) 208 (Dupont-Kalorama), 305 (includes U Street area) and 307 (Logan Circle).

Robbery

  • Saturday, September 17, 2:15 am, 1400 block of U Street NW (sidewalk).
  • Saturday, September 17, 4:45 pm, 14th and T Streets NW (sidewalk).
  • Saturday, September 17, 4:29 am, 1400 block of 14th Street NW (alley).
  • Sunday, September 18, 7:10 pm, 2000 block of 14th Street NW (street).
  • Tuesday, September 20, 9 pm, 1400 block of N Street NW (sidewalk).

Assault With A Deadly Weapon

  • Saturday, September 17, 3 am, 1600 block of U Street NW (sidewalk).
  • Sunday, September 18, 1:45 am, U Street and Vermont Avenue NW (street).
  • Tuesday, September 20, 5:40 am, 1100 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW (residence).

Felony Threat

  • Monday, September 19, 6:23 pm, 1400 block of U Street NW: “A Felony Threats offense occurred in the 1400 block of U St., N.W. (PSA 208) and was subsequently reported to the MPD. The witness reported that a subject became belligerent after being asked to leave the establishment. He threatened to return and kill two of the employees. The MPD was summoned and responded to the scene. The suspect was detained, subsequently arrested and charged accordingly. This is a closed case.”

Threat To Do Bodily Harm

  • Thursday, September 15, 11 pm, 1800 block of 18th Street NW (food establishment): “The reporting person stated that after serving two customers food, she was presented a menial tip and asked by the customers if the amount was enough. She replied yes, only if her service was bad and if not, then it was not enough of a tip. In response, the two customers became indignant and threatened to do bodily harm to the victim. When a manager was summoned the two suspects fled from the establishment. The suspects are described as: #1-Hispanic/Female, 21-22 YOA, 5’3″-5’5″, 115-120 lbs. with brown eyes, long black hair, a medium complexion and a medium build. She was last seen wearing blue pants, a gray shirt and a black jacket. #2-Black/Female, 18-21 YOA, 5’9″, 150-160 lbs. with brown eyes, short black hair, a dark complexion and a medium build. She was last seen wearing blue pants and a red shirt.”

Sexual Assault

  • Sunday, September 18, 4 pm, 1400 block of P Street NW (convenience store).

Stolen Auto

  • Monday, September 12, to Thursday, September 15, 1900 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW (street).
  • Saturday, September 17, 3:30 am, 1300 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW (street).
  • Saturday, September 17, 10 pm, 1800 block of Vermont Avenue NW (alley).

by Borderstan.com September 22, 2011 at 7:00 am 0

"Borderstan"

“Flower” is by Mike in DC from the Borderstan flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Flower,” was taken by Mike in DC on September 12. Mike in DC says: “Just snapped this out strolling the neighborhood”.

If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you will need to sign up for one, and then join the Borderstan Reader Photos group. Already a Flickr member? Join the group! You can submit up to five photos per day in the Borderstan reader pool. We are looking for photos from D.C.’s Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods.

by Borderstan.com September 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm 0

The four-day exhibition in Shaw is at 1005 7th Street NW across from the Convention Center. (Image courtesy No Kings Collective)

You’ve got four days to check out “Submerge,” a four-day flash art exhibition that opens Thursday night in Shaw near the Convention Center. The exhibition is being put on by No Kings Collective. They promise a gallery-like setting in the temporary space that “will transform the environment, one that will cater to the curiosities’ of the novice and the experienced onlooker.”

“Submerge” opens Thursday, September 22, at 7 pm (they promise it will go to 2 am). It closes Sunday, September 25, and the space will be open Thursday through Sunday noon to 8 pm. Special events will be held each night from 8 pm to 2 am.

The building at 1005 7th Street NW is an abandoned Douglas Development property, which has been converted into an “all-consuming ‘Flash’ art exhibition… special guest artists within the fine art scene and emergent musical acts will be included throughout the exhibition.”

Artists in Exhibition

  • Kelly Towles
  • Tim Conlon
  • Asad Walker
  • Brandon Hill
  • Peter Chang
  • Truth Among Liars
  • James Kerns
  • Paul Mericle
  • Ayodamola Okunseinde
  • Tara Kocourek
  • Lindsey Labella
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