SYMHM: Clubs, Gyms, Condiments, Contributors

by November 14, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,594 0

9:30 Club, specimenlife, Borderstan flickr pool

“Beach House” was taken February 27 at the 9:30 Club. Photo is from specimenlife in the Borderstan Flickr pool.

From Mike Kohn. Got some news for Mike? Find him on Twitter @mike_kohn or drop him a line at [email protected].

9:30 Club Brings Home the Bacon

The 9:30 Club picked up the Top Club award at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards. As MetroWeekly says, the award is entirely based on attendance, which shows just how popular the venue is for concerts. The amazing (though entirely believable) part is that these awards cover the globe before handing out these awards — which means that the Borderstan hot spot is the top attended club in the world. Congrats, 9:30!

Mova Moves to U Street

U Street Girl gave us a heads up about the opening of Mova, the gay bar formerly located on P Street NW and moved to 14th and W Streets NW. Apparently it did actually open its doors on Friday. I heard the grand opening was only alright and that they weren’t quite ready — but at least the drinks were free. Did anyone go? We want to hear more about it.

From Drinking to Working Out

After you check out Mova, there’s a new workout place opening soon on the U Street corridor. Also from U Street Girl, CrossFit Praxis is scheduled to open a 6,400-square foot facility at 14th Street and Florida Avenue NW. If you sign up on the website by November 15 (yes, tomorrow), you can get a discounted membership. Mark your calendar for the open house next Saturday, November 19, featuring a BBQ and a workout (though the website makes it a little confusing and says that the offer for the discounted membership will still be good through then as well).

Condiments for Charity

Veterans Day was last Friday, and Heinz Ketchup, in conjunction with the Wounded Warriors Project and the USO, put together an interesting way of supporting the troops that is pretty easy to do: just reach for the ketchup. No, not just any bottle, but one of the special ones (like this one shown on WTOP) that has a QR code on it that you scan. You can send a thank you note or like the Heinz Ketchup Facebook page, and Heinz will donate 57 cents to Wounded Warriors for every one.

Got Something to Say?

There’s news to be shared around the city. We’ve posted about looking for contributors (and yes, we’re still looking!). And in case you’re looking for a more full-time commitment, DCist is in need of a new editor-in-chief as Aaron Morrissey steps down.


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