It’s no joke: Drafthouse Comedy, Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse’s forthcoming D.C. comedy club, is set to open on April 1, according to manager Christina Godbout.
Though construction crews were hard at work building out the space earlier today, Godbout was confident the comedy venue would open in time for its inaugural performances by comedians Liza Treyge and Matteo Lane.
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The stand-up comedy group Gaylarious is returning to Dupont Circle this week. Hosts Zach Toczynski and Chris Doucette will present a diverse group of comics from DC and New York City.
La Kazbah will be the place and as a bonus, local DJ Adam Koussari-Amin will provide the music. Doucette, who is a part-time Borderstan resident, recalled to Borderstan that he and Toczynski started Gaylarious in 2007 in the basement of what was then HR 57 on 14th Street in Logan Circle.
Shows frequently sell out early so get your tickets early. Tickets are $15 online or $17 at the door. If you pay at the door, please have cash. You can use your credit card for food and drink.
When: December 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm (Doors open at 7:30)
Where: La Kazbah Lounge at 2147 P Street, NW
The Washington Business Journal reports today that Room & Board, a small retail furniture chain, has finally reached a deal to occupy the corner space at 14th & T Streets NW. There is more information about it here. Also… Borderstanians remember some earlier deals that didn’t go through.
Now for the local wonks who read this blog. This piece of property is in the Dupont Circle ANC: ANC 2B/Dupont Circle and the commissioner for the district, Ramon Estrada (ANC 2B-09). But, you ask: When did Dupont Circle extend to 14th Street NW? It does not, but the ANC does.
This is why does ANC 2B–and not ANC 2F/Logan Circle–represents this stretch of 14th Street; there is a panhandle that stretches east to 14th and runs from the south side of U Street down to the north side of S Street NW. This panhandle is in single-member district 09 in ANC 2B. Otherwise, the eastern boundary of ANC 2B is 15th Street NW, with a small exception in the very southern part of the ANC. See map.
Here are earlier postings about this property: