by Tim Regan February 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm 2 Comments

Nightmare on M StreetTwo St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls may not go forward as scheduled due to opposition from D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

The board on Wednesday denied pub crawl applications for Project D.C. Events’ Shamrock Crawl in Dupont Circle and Lindy Promotions’ Leprechaun Lap planned to take place on U Street and in Chinatown and Dupont Circle.

Both pub crawls are scheduled to occur on March 12. (more…)

by March 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm 0

"St. Patrick's Day"

Dancers at the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (tedeytan in the Borderstan flickr pool)

There are street closings on Sunday, March 17, for the Shaw’s Tavern St. Patrick’s Day Neighborhood Festival and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Festival: According to DC Alerts, the 1800 block of 6th Street NW (6th Street between Florida Avenue and S Street) will be closed from 8 am to 4 pm for the Shaw’s Tavern Festival.

Parade: For the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the parade will form on the National Mall and proceed westbound on Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street to 17th Street NW, where it will disband. 7th Street will be closed between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW from approximately 9 am to 3 pm. Streets leading to Constitution Avenue NW will be closed during this time period.

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by March 14, 2013 at 11:00 am 0


Weekend Warrior: St. Patrick’s and Pi(e) Edition in Borderstan. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Katie Andriulli. Email her at katie[AT] and follow her on Twitter @kandriulli.

The manifestation this week of the DC sinkhole and the uncomfortable fluctuations in the weather can only mean one thing: the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is in town again.

So if you see a lost young lad on the Metro wearing this, just point him in the direction of Reaganpalooza and consider this your absolution for the many obscenities you hurled at the TV when Paul Ryan spoke during the GOP convention. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s take a look at what us 47% have on tap this weekend.


  • Today is National Nerd Coming Out Day, aka 3.14, aka “Pi(e) Day.” Celebrate all things mathematical and delicious tonight at The Dunes, where they’ll be hosting a pie bonanza from 6 to 8:30 pm, with all proceeds going to Common Good City Farm. A suggested donation of $7 includes unlimited pie tastings… just don’t forget to bring your own plates and utensils.
  • And since you’ll be pie-drunk and pretty close by, hop in a cab afterwards and head up the street to the Blue Banana, which is hosting a special guest bartender night from 6 to 10 pm, with 20% of proceeds benefiting the incredible local organization Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.


  • If you really do want to avoid the CPAC crowd, plan on attending some screenings tonight during the Environmental Film Festival, which coincidentally kicks into high gear this weekend. There are almost 200 films being shown around town, and most events are free, but all you really need to be concerned about is this movie about an orphaned baby otter. An ORPHANED.BABY.OTTER.


  • I was going to suggest that you get in touch with your inner Carol Channing tonight and head over to Ford’s Theater to take in their incarnation of Hello, Dolly!, but since it just opened, it appears to be sold out. If you can find some tickets on the black market, then by all means make it happen. Otherwise, you can check out some “rock n’ roll music” tonight instead when Jukebox the Ghost headlines at the 9:30 Club, with openers Matt Pond and The Spring StandardsTickets are $15 and doors open at 8 pm.


  • Much like New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day is for amateurs, which means you’re likely to encounter green vomit on the sidewalk before the sun goes down. In my opinion, you’re much better off partaking in an early brunch and then heading home to watch several installments of the Leprechaun franchise.
  • But if Jennifer Aniston’s real nose is too scary for you, you could instead make an appearance at the Shaw’s Community St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival, sponsored by Shaw’s Tavern, which runs from 11 am – 5 pm (on 6th Street NW between Florida Ave. and S Streets), and features a beer garden, live music, and Irish step dancing.

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by March 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm 0

From Allison Acosta. Email her at allison[AT]

"St. Patrick's Day"

Shaw’s Tavern at Florida and 6th NW is ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Looking for a good place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the neighborhood? This Sunday, check out the first annual Shaw’s Community St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival.

The festival, sponsored by Shaw’s Tavern, will take place on March 17 from 11 am to 5 pm on 6th Street NW between Florida Avenue and S Streets.

The festival will include an extended beer garden, including green beer and traditional Irish fare.

Entertainment will include live music by local bluegrass, Irish and jazz combos King Street Bluegrass, DC Swing! and Superior Cling, as well as Irish Step dancers from the Boyle School of Irish dancing. Check back for a schedule of events.

Bring the kids and let them explore a fun house and a rock climbing wall. A face painter, airbrush tattoo artist and balloon artist will also be on hand to amuse the little ones.

Local groups will have information booths lining the street, including Artspace DC, DC Public Library, MPD Neighborhood Watch, Howard University Hospital, Car2Go, Red Bull and local politicians.

The festival is free of charge and will be held rain or shine!

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by March 18, 2011 at 4:15 am 1,713 0

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. You read me to find out what you missed, so please tell me what I missed. You may mock me @michlancaster on Twitter.

St. Paddy’s Day and March Madness

Nah, I don’t think  you missed it. Hopefully you avoided the green beer, culturally insensitive, but delicious car bombs and irritating Irish people by incorrectly spelling it “St. Patty’s Day” (as our editor did yesterday before fixing it at the behest of an irate reader). Get in the spirit with festive animal photos from the Zoo, brought to you by DCist. You may be missing work today, and I know you didn’t do much yesterday as the NCAA basketball tournament kicked off. Don’t worry — if your bracket is already toast, at least know you can make Morehead State jokes instead.

Elementary Students Exposed to Cocaine

The students at Thomson Elementary weren’t feeling well, and went to the nurse. It was discovered then, TBD reports, that several students had either ingested or sniffed cocaine. School officials are investigating, but it appears a child brought it into school.



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