by November 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm 1,439 0

From Tom Hay. Questions for Tom? Send him an email at Tom[AT] You can follow him on Twitter @Tomonswann.


Gaylarious at La Kazbah. (Courtesy Gaylarious)

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

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by November 27, 2012 at 10:00 am 2,746 0


La Kazbah at 2147 P Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

Salim Elalami, owner of Salon Rouge on 17th Street NW, recently added a new business to his neighborhood ventures: a Moroccan restaurant.

La Kazbah (formerly Marrakesh), opened under Elalami about eights weeks ago and is at 2147 P Street NW, west of Dupont Circle. But don’t get too attached to the restaurant’s new name. Elalami says he is changing the name of the space (again) this week.

The 120-seat dining space serves traditional Moroccan cuisine such as couscous platters, lamb, fish, chicken, etc. Upstairs, the space has an area for private events, bringing the building’s entire capacity to 340 diners and guests.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, La Kazbah has belly dancing at 8 pm.

For more information on the new restaurant, call 202-775-1882 or get more information on their Facebook page.

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