Happy Thursday, Borderstanis! After traveling for the last few weekends, I’m REALLY EXCITED for a weekend back in the District. Per usual, there are no shortage of things to do here in Borderstan (and beyond!) to get the most out of your weekend:
- Thursday, March 3 marks the beginning of the DC Independent Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, March 13. There are a TON of different films being shown at a multiple locations (unfortunately none of the theater venues are officially in Borderstan, but you can make the trek for this) throughout the ten-day period, so you basically have no excuse or reason not to go at some point. Everything looks amazing and I’m at a loss for which one(s) to check out, so if anyone has recommendations, please let us know.
- Now that you’ve gotten your “culture” out of the way, head over to U Street on Friday night. Per usual, DC9’s weekly Liberation Dance Party is a good bet for blowing off some steam at the end of the week. Doors open at 9 pm and admission is $7; the open bar (rail cocktails only) runs from 9 to 10:30 pm so it makes sense to get there early.
Happy Presidents’ Day (or Washington’s Birthday, as Wikipedia refers to it)! Hopefully you’re reading The Weekend Roundup from the comfort of your own home as the federal government has declared this to be a holiday. Be nice to the Borderstanis who were not fortunate enough to get a day off to celebrate our country’s leaders.
Maryland Moving Toward Same-Sex Marriage
Yes, it’s relatively far away from Borderstan, but we felt like it was newsworthy enough to bring out. State Senator James C. Rosapepe said that he would support legislation in favor of same-sex marriage when a vote comes to the Maryland Senate next week. Gov. Martin O’Malley has said he would sign off on the bill, if approved. Opponents could then petition for a referendum to overturn it, which would give voters the final say. The Baltimore Sun has the full story.
February 18 update: Sommer Mathis at TBD.com has a follow-up story today including a PDF with the warrant.
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Details are hard to come by from the D.C. police, but a task force involving MPD and federal agencies paid a visit to Townhouse Tavern Thursday afternoon, February 10. The longtime establishment is at 1637 R Street NW, just off the 17th Street corridor.
MPD’s Lt. Scott Dignan told Borderstan, “A warrant was executed, which resulted in one arrest and a weapon recovery.”
Dignan also confirmed that today’s action involved MPD and federal agencies. It was also reported by neighborhood sources that someone was taken from Townhouse in handcuffs.
Dignan is head of Police Service Area 208, which covers the Dupont Circle area.