Posts tagged dc
Posts tagged dc
Got tickets to Jersey Boys at the DC National Theatre! Everyone I talk to loves this show, so I figured it would be a nice early birthday present to myself.
There are still some discounted tickets available here, but I’d definitely act fast.
If you want (up to five) free tickets to the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, the lottery just opened here. Good luck!
For someone like me who loves finding new things to do in DC, H Street NE is a goldmine. Having changed radically in the last couple years, the four-block stretch of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and music venues, sometimes referred to as the ‘Atlas District’, has something to offer everyone. Yes, it’s kind of a schlep to get to and the public transportation access isn’t exactly convenient (Metrobus X2 or X8), but if you’re visiting from out-of-town, planning a night out with friends, or wanting to impress a date, you should definitely venture out to H Street.
There are a TON of places to go (and half the fun is exploring the area), but here are a few favorites:
For Post-Dinner, pop around to:
DCers: Truckeroo is happening this Friday, July 15th
25 food trucks. Live music. Free admission. Half and M St SE.
I challenge anyone to come up with a $12 dish in the DC area that is more delicious, unique and satisfying as The Atlas Room’s pan roasted chicken breast with gnocchi, rutabaga, apple, red onion and pomegranate caramel sauce.
I think I may have found a new favorite restaurant last night…
LEGO Chicago Spire Building - By: Adam Reed Tucker
After seeing John’s post about the LEGO Architecture Exhibit at the National Building Museum, I rallied a few troops to join me for a visit on Saturday afternoon.
Even though the exhibit was quite small, crowded with lots of screaming children, and required a $5 admission fee, I really enjoyed it! The LEGO buildings were breathtaking. Truly amazing works of art. Looking at the massive recreation of the Twin Towers, I had a little bit of an emotional moment when I realized that the children running around the exhibit weren’t even alive when the originals stood. Crazy.
After you pass through the exhibition, there’s an area where you can sit down and build your own creations using tens of thousands of LEGOs. As long as you’re not a crazy germaphobe (like my dear friends), it’s a lot of fun and definitely takes you back to your youngin days.
The museum is located at 401 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001, right across the street from the Judiciary Square metro. Hours are Mon-Sat: 10am–5pm, Sunday: 11am–5pm. The exhibit will be open until September 5, 2011.
It looks like we may have a White Christmas in DC after all…
Fun! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
DCers: if you haven’t already, get off your bootays and go see this Norman Rockwell exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. It’s free and fascinating and you’ll feel oh so cultural doing it.
Also, right outside the museum is the Downtown DC Holiday Market, which, to be honest, is pretty terrible and absurdly overpriced, but still fun to stroll through!
I kinda want to go to this tomorrow!
Yes, it will be cold as sin and there will be a zillion people, but I’ve lived here for over 6 years and have never been to this. I should go!
(image via bytheseabythemountains)
Get involved, DC!
GPOYW: Hangin With a Quarter Million Friends Edition
Insanity if you ask me…
Soooo, who’s excited for this?
DC is going to be insane this weekend. Between the Rally, the March, the Marine Corps Marathon, Howard’s homecoming parade, the Red Bull Soundclash, Halloween bar crawls and parties all over the place, it’s going to be madness.
DC’s 2010 High Heel Drag Race!
Each year on the Tuesday before Halloween, thousands of DCers head to Dupont Circle to enjoy Washington’s fabulously ridiculous High Heel Drag Race. People go ALL out, the costumes are crazy, the surrounding bars are packed… it’s such a fun event! If you’re in the area, you should go! Here are the details for this year’s race:
When: Tuesday, October 26th at 9pm (arrive early for a good spot)
Where: 17th Street NW between P and S Streets (closest metro: Dupont Circle)
DC Area Halloweeners:
The good folks at Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will be offering their annual SoberRide program this Halloween. From 10pm on Saturday, Oct. 30, to 6am on Sunday, Oct. 31, anyone 21 or older who’s celebrating with alcohol can call 1-800-200-TAXI to arrange for a free ride. Eligible jurisdictions include DC, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and eastern Loudoun counties.
Here are some of the photo highlights from today’s White House Garden Tour.
Couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather, company or surroundings. (Yes, I’m a cheeseball, but it’s true!)