by Borderstan.com August 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

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

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Bloggers and art lovers discuss the work of local artists at last month’s ArtSee happy hour at Local 16. (Rachel Nania)

Art is everywhere. This week, the DC-based local arts company ArtSee is hosting two artist showcases in Borderstan.

On Wednesday, August 8, join ArtSee for its monthly artist happy hour series at Local 16 (1602 U Street NW). From 6 until 8 pm, ArtSee will display the latest works from Ariel Messeca, a local painter and illustrator.

This summer, ArtSee and Local 16 are collaborating on these happy hours to increase the exposure of local artists and showcase their art to new audiences. Messeca is the third artist to be featured in the Local 16 happy hour series.

On Thursday, August 9, ArtSee will feature the work of Lindz Routt at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) for Ladies DC. Routt’s paintings, which focus on “time capsules of intimacy,” will be on display from 6 until 8 pm.

Both events are free (cash bar available) and open to the public. For more information, visit ArtSee’s website.

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by Borderstan.com January 16, 2012 at 11:00 am 0

One Lounge, Laila Jadallah, Adah Rose Gallery

Laila Jadallah’s “Moving Landscapes” at One Lounge in Dupont Circle. (Courtesy of gallery)

Artist Laila Jadallah will discuss her photography series, “Moving Landscapes,” at the One Lounge gallery on Tuesday, January 17, from 6 to 8 pm. The discussion will be facilitated by Adah Rose Bitterbaum, owner and curator of Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, Maryland.

One Lounge is at 1606 20th Street NW, just off Connecticut Avenue and near the Dupont Circle Metro stop.

by Borderstan.com October 14, 2011 at 9:45 am 1,497 0

DC Wine Week, Alejandra Owens

DC Wine Week starts Saturday, October 17. Get the details on events and specials in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area and beyond. (Alejandra Owens)

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

This Saturday kicks off the first-ever DC Wine Week — a citywide opportunity to enjoy wine, wine education and to help support the area’s growing local wineries, wine shops, wine bars, restaurants and merchants. (The event is sponsored by a number of local establishments and businesses.) There are several participating establishments in the Borderstan area; full details below.

The event starts with an opening bash at Sonoma in Capitol Hill on Saturday, and if the popularity of the invitation-only event has been any indicator of what you can expect this week, you should probably make your plans soon. However, if The Hill is a little too far from Borderstan for your Merlot fix, there are some great events closer to home.

Events in Dupont-Logan-U Street

Saturday, October 15

  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.

Sunday, October 16

  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.

Monday, October 17

  • At the Twine Up Urbana (2121 P Street NW) will be offering a $5 per glass happy hour special that includes a Chardonnay and Cabernet plus a special for DC Wine Week — Macabeo, a varietal from Cava and a red grape, Tempranillo.
  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.
  • Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm at Urbana Wine Bar (2121 P Street NW) with $5 red and white house wines.

Tuesday, October 18

  • Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Avenue NW) will be hosting “Does Terroir Really Make a Difference?” an education in the soil, climate and environment needed to produce a spectacular wine. The event that includes flights of three Sauvignon Blancs and/or three Pinot Noirs from three distinct wine regions — for just $10 per flight.
  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.
  • Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm at Urbana Wine Bar (2121 P Street NW) with $5 red and white house wines.

Wednesday, October 19

  • Head to Policy (1904 14th Street NW) for “Wine Down Wednesday” and get 50% off wines by the bottle.
  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.
  • Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm at Urbana Wine Bar (2121 P Street NW) with $5 red and white house wines.

Thursday, October 20

  • Just up the street in Adams Morgan… head to Rumba (2443 18th Street NW) for tapas with Chilean wine pairings.
  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.

Friday, October 21

  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.
  • Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm at Urbana Wine Bar (2121 P Street NW) with $5 red and white house wines.

Saturday, October 22

  • Happy Hour from 3 to 7 pm at One Lounge (1606 20th Street NW) with half off selected wines.

Specials and Tastings: Don’t Miss Events

If you can’t make it to one of the special DC Wine Week happy hours, the event website points out some great wine-focused specials and tastings to check out.

  • Wine Riot on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 7 to 11 pm both evenings. Location is the Daughters of the Revolution Constitution Hall and ticket price ($50 to $60) includes sample size pours of any and all wines at the Riot.
  • Washington Wine Academy Potomac River Cruises on Friday, October 21 from 6:30 to 8 pm and 8:30 to 10 pm. At the DC Southwest Waterfront, $55 per ticket.
  • Chocolate, Cupcakes & Wine at Co Co. Sala at 929 F Street NW on Friday, October 21 from 6 to 7 pm.

For a complete listing of events and wine tasting specials, visit www.dcwineweek.com

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