Want to know what to do this week? We have you covered.
Here’s a smattering of events happening the area through next Monday:
Super Tuesday Drink Specials
Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW)
Sudhouse will sling $2 Beers and $3 Fireball shots from 8-11 p.m. in honor of Super Tuesday.
Hypnotist Flip Orley
DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave NW)
Hypnotist Flip Orley hypnotizes his audiences into doing . . . whatever it is hypnotized people do. Rest assured, Orley does not humiliate his subjects. Instead, he “prefers to entertain by bringing out the creativity from his volunteers and enlightening his audiences.”
Wonder Show of the 21st Century
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
Tricks and treats from master magician David London, juggler Salih Mahammed and mentalist Alain Nu. The show also stars “experimental cabaret group,” Dreambaby.
Eight Irish whiskeys, food and beer specials, bagpipe players and drummers will converge on the Dupont Circle neighborhood for this annual event.
Chill Power Rangers Book Club
Fantom Comics (2010 P St. NW)
The comic shop will host a new “chill” book club to celebrate the release of a brand new Power Rangers comic book series.
Nationals Spring Training Viewing Party
Duffy’s Irish Pub (2106 Vermont Ave. NW)
Neighborhood bar Duffy’s will help cheer on the Nationals with local fans and half price wings.
Harlem Gospel Choir Brunch
Howard Theatre (620 T St. NW)
Patrons can enjoy soul food while listening to soul music every first Sunday at The Howard Theatre’s monthly “foot-stomping, hand-clapping” Harlem Gospel Choir show.
Photo via Facebook / DC Whiskey Walk
The assault occurred inside the Chipotle at 3113 14th St. NW about 2 p.m. Sunday.
The victim was waiting for members of his family to order food when five people entered the eatery, according to authorities. At least some of the individuals were kids.
(Updated at 4:01 p.m.) A red-tailed hawk has been spotted swooping at dogs at Francis Dog Park in West End, according to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation.
An aggressive Red-Tailed Hawk has been seen swooping at dogs in Francis Dog Park at 25th M Streets NW. Please be alert and watch pets.
— DCParksAndRecreation (@DCDPR) February 27, 2016
“The warning was issued because members of the public had seen the hawk swooping at dogs,” said Parks and Rec spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump.
Though we didn’t see the rampaging raptor when we visited the park earlier this morning, several dog owners there said they’ve seen a hawk circling the area. (more…)
The armed robbery happened near Bruce Monroe Community Park on the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
The victim and a man he met at a bar earlier that night went to an “after-hours drinking establishment” in the area when they encountered an individual with a handgun, police said.
(Updated at 7:29 p.m.) Though several people familiar with Midtown Partyplex, the three-level nightclub at 1219 Connecticut Ave NW, said it had served its last Red Bull and vodka, the bar’s general manager says it’s still open for business.
A Midtown employee tipped us off via e-mail on Saturday that the owner was closing the Dupont Circle nightclub “because of financial reasons.”
“Midtown employees were notified tonight that Sunday night would be the last night of operation and the doors will be closed for good,” added the employee, who did not provide their name or respond to multiple requests for additional comment.
Midtown’s general manager, Ramon Ramirez, disputed that claim and said the bar is “never closing.” He added that he didn’t know why the employee would have said that, and that the bar will remain open “seven days a week.”
A group of young men suspected of punching and robbing someone near the Columbia Heights Educational Campus have appeared on video.
The violent robbery happened on the 3100 block of 16th Street NW about 3:15 p.m. last Monday. During the crime, several people stopped someone, punched the individual multiple times and stole some of the person’s belongings, according to authorities.
Video police distributed Friday in connection with the robbery shows five young men walking on a sidewalk in the area.
Dave Oberting Drops Out — Republican D.C. Council candidate Dave Oberting has dropped out of the race for Councilmember David Grosso’s at-large seat. [Washington City Paper]
Man Arrested for Assault in Lanier Heights — Police have arrested a man they say “severely” beat a man outside of the El Nuevo Migueleno Restaurant and Discotec at 1721 Columbia Road NW on Feb. 23. Authorities on Saturday arrested 33-year-old Javier Hernandez-Gonzalez and charged him with aggravated assault. [MPD]
ATVs and Dirt Bikes Rumble Down 14th Street — Multiple readers said they saw ATVs and dirt bikes zooming down 14th Street NW last night. [Twitter / Craig Plazure]
Flooding at Uprising — Uprising Muffin Shop in Shaw has been closed since yesterday due to flooding. [Twitter / Uprising Muffin Shop]
It’s Alive! — H Street NE now has a streetcar. [Hill Now]
Photo courtesy of Roric McCorristin
Stabbing at 2050 hrs in the 700 block of Newton Place, NW. pic.twitter.com/6TjlFM7CuF
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) February 28, 2016
(Updated at 11:27 p.m.) A man stabbed another man on the 700 block of Newton Place NW around 8:50 p.m. this evening, D.C. Police said.
Authorities arrested the alleged stabber after he was spotted fleeing from the scene of the crime. Police recovered a knife and charged the man with assault with a dangerous weapon.
The victim of the stabbing was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
It’s windy out there. And cold. Cold and windy.
So, when does it get warmer? Not tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service, but maybe Sunday, when the mercury should hit 57 degrees. Time for a picnic at your local park?
Here’s what else you might want to know for this weekend:
- New band The Mayors of Marble Falls has its inaugural show tonight on U Street.
- ALERT: You’ll be able to pet a husky at The Shay this weekend.
- Speaking of The Shay, Steven Alan is hosting a grand opening party with drinks, food and music.
- There will be a sidewalk sale in front of Meeps (2104 18th St. NW) in Adams Morgan on Saturday.
- U Street has a new tiki bar and a new barbecue restaurant.
- Barrel House Liquors is boarded up. Here’s why.
- Natalie Portman is in town shooting a new film.
- Kolaches at American Ice Co. AND Union Market tomorrow.
- Track work continues on all six Metro train lines.
- In case you want to hoof it over to H Street, the D.C. Streetcar launches this weekend. And it has its own drinking game.
Bar Pilar on the 14th Street corridor this week moved one step closer to adding a rooftop bar.
The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday approved the bar’s plan to build a roof-deck seating area with a retractable ceiling at 1833 14th St. NW. The bar’s proposal, which received support from community leaders in the area, would add about 50 seats outdoors.
But it wasn’t immediately clear when the roof would open to customers.
A new fitness studio specializing in barre fitness will celebrate its arrival at 1832 14th St. NW with free classes on March 7, according to its owner.
“We’ll offer 30 free classes,” says Alicia Sokol, owner of the barre3 location on 14th. “We will also have guests from local businesses sampling healthy juices, snacks and offering wellness services.” (more…)
At least one Naughty By Nature member is down with B.C.B. — Ben’s Chili Bowl, that is. (more…)
Where a U Street institution once stood now stands a tiki bar.
Archipelago is now open at 1201 U St. NW, according to the Express. The bar carries a menu of tropical rum drinks, small plates and sandwiches.
The business spans two floors and is decked out in floral patterns, bamboo, hula girls and tiki masks, a far cry from The Islander’s formerly no-frills interior.
(Corrected on March 3 at 7 p.m.) This article has been corrected to reflect that Sarah Kim is not the owner of 2020 Restaurant & Lounge, and the restaurant won’t be a space-themed nightclub as originally reported. Kim was a secretary for KCC Entertainment, which owns the restaurant. She is no longer with the company, according to a KCC Entertainment representative.
The year 2020 — in the form of a restaurant and lounge — is scheduled to arrive in Adams Morgan next week.
The restaurant, called 2020, is slated to open in the former Meskerem space at 2434 18th St. NW next Friday.
Our March 4th opening is getting closer! Here's another peek at what 2020 Restaurant and Lounge has going on! pic.twitter.com/XCiSGxppVK
— 2020 (@2020Restaurant) February 25, 2016
Sorry, photo seekers, the big barrel on 14th Street NW is no longer in view.
Workers began boarding up the property yesterday and were hard at work finishing the job this morning. Though the barrel façade is out of sight, it’s still there underneath the scaffolding, said landlord Eric Meyers. (more…)