From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com
Get a preview of some of the artwork at “BLENDED” on Friday, June 8.
Your icy cold margarita isn’t the only thing being blended this weekend. No matter what people say DC is not only politicians. There is an amazing creative and very artistic force all around. Yes, in a way it is very hard to find but this Friday you will have the opportunity to catch some of that creativity right around the neighborhood.
Friday evening, AIGA DC and Albus Cavus are bringing together more than 60 street art and graphic design artists, music and performance art in a soon-to-be-demolished warehouse in the U Street Corridor at 2030 8th Street NW (right at V Street). The event is called BLENDED. Doors open at 6 pm and the entertainment starts at 7 pm. Food trucks (including El Floridano and Pleasant Pops) will be on-hand to sell refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
We spoke to Peter Krsko, a founder of Albus Cavus, at the warehouse where Blended is “happening” and he told us, “For over two weeks he has felt honored to be working with some of the 60 artist putting together this colorful party… so much talent.” (Also, see Albus Cavus Sculptures Promote D.C. Voting Rights.)
The warehouse feels like a maze of color and art. Music, graffiti art, and installations are all around as artists prepare their pieces for the event. BLENDED-the name of the one night party, exhibit and demonstration costs just $10 for admission. All proceeds support Albus Cavus’ educational initiatives (classes, workshops, lectures, etc.).
For more information on “BLENDED” and a list of participating artists, visit the event’s website.
From Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.
Driver in Fatal Accident Sentenced
What happens when you get drunk, drive your car and hit a pedestrian? Well, in this case, you get a three-year sentence. Chamica Adams’ blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit when she hit and killed Julia Bachleitner, an exchange student at Hopkins. Her sentencing was Tuesday, and DCist has a good recap with links. In the ‘consider me offended’ category, the judge told the parents to forgive the driver in order to move on with life, reports NBC Washington.
More Condos on 14th Street, This Time at T Street
I wonder if anyone concerned about more people, cars and noise in their neighborhood protest new condo developments. At 14th and T, a new condo with 126 units is slated for development, reports Washington City Paper. There is a note about retail on the bottom, so expect more discussion about what should and should not go there. Nothing against shoes, but no one needs more comfy shoes. Or fro yo. Or Subway (just this writer’s opinion). Credit also goes to 14th & U for this post, which made me laugh.