Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bang Salon Will Host a 12-hour Marathon Hair Cut-A-Thon Sunday, October 5 For Cancer Charity


Cutting-Edge Hair Salon to Help Raise Funds for Ovarian Cancer
Education and Awareness at Newest DC Location
Washington, DC – Look good while doing good and help make a difference with only one haircut. Bang Salon, the full-service Washington, DC hair salon, will host a 12-hour marathon hair Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Bang’s soon-to-open location at The Yards lifestyle multiplex at 1212 4th St, SE. This is Bang Salon’s fourth charity Cut-A-Thon in support of ovarian cancer education and awareness with 100 percent of proceeds from every haircut donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Complimentary champagne, mimosas and scrumptious small appetizers will be served to participants throughout the day.
 “For more than 12 hours, Bang stylists will donate their time, energy and hair-cutting talents for a worthy cause,” says Nikki Esoldo, co-owner of Bang Salon. “More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. Several Bang employees, including myself, have a friend or family member who are battling or survived the disease.”
The 1,500-square-foot Bang Salon at The Yards, slated to open on Tuesday, September 30, will be Bang’s fourth salon and will include 15 styling stations that boasts a full collection of services and treatments that are characteristically found at the other three DC-area locations.
Bang Salon at The Yards is located at 1212 4th Street, SE in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. For more information on Bang Salon or to schedule an appointment, please visit:, or call (202) 628-3222. Find them on Twitter: @bangsalondc or on Facebook:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MVT: Rudy's Mediterranian Grill Opening Soon at 4th & Mass Ave NW

Rudy's Mediterranean Grill "will open sometime over the next few weeks", according to a conversation I had today. Rudy's, the replacement for Tel'Veh, the wine bar and restaurant, at 4th and Mass Ave NW. is the sister to the Columbia Md restaurant of the same name (web-site here)
The menu (as published at their Md web-site) seems primarily Turkish, which will be a nice addition to the variety of foods available in the MVT neighborhood.

A Taste of Shaw 2014 on September 27th

One of the best events that happens annually in Shaw is the "Taste of Shaw", a great way to sample the fantastic restaurants that call Shaw their home. The event take's place Saturday, September 27, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (so you will have time to get home and change for this years Nuit Blanche) You can spend the afternoon enjoying six of the newest dining and drinking destinations in the District, as they treat you to the drinks and delights that are making Shaw famous.

This years featured establishments will be:

Al Crostino, 1926 9th Street, NW
Dino's Grotto, 1914 9th Street, NW
Dunya, 801 Florida Avenue, NW
El Rey, 919 U Street, NW
Mockingbird Hill, 1843 7th Street, NW
Right Proper Brewing Company, 624 T Street, NW

Your $25.00 ticket gets you six food and drink samples from participating businesses. And each venue will present special offers so you can explore their specialties further.

Proceeds support Shaw Main Streets programs and services.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

The U Street Music Stroll this Saturday 20th / Music Everywhere Celebrates U Street NW

U Street NW will be rocking and swaying this coming Saturday (20th) " The U Street Stroll will take place between The Howard Theatre and 14th Street NW, featuring music as varied as the neighborhood, all for free for you. The "Stroll" starts at 6pm on Saturday evening and goes through 1am. There is just so much going on that the organizers had to create a web site to cover it all - here is a "main interest" kind of list - but go to the website here and read everything (Maps, Stages, more on the Artists etc.) Drop by the  venue Restaurants and Bars and thank them for participating, stay safe and have a great time!!

Bin 1301 Wine Bar
Bohemian Cavern
Central Communications
Dukem Restaurant
Dunya Restaurant and Bar 
The Howard Theatre
Liv Nightclub
Twins Jazz
Work It! Studio

(I strongly suggest checking the U Street Stroll website

 (* requires ticket)

12:00 a.m.

@Dukem Restaurant
1118 U Street NW
9:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.

6:00 P.M.

@African American War Memorial
6:30 P.M.

Near & Pizza
6:00 P.M .

@Dunya Restaurant and Bar
801 Florida Avenue NW
6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

@Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th Street NW
6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

10:00 P.M.

@8th & U Streets
6:00 P.M.


Live Music Happy Hour
@Shaw Tavern
520 Florida Avenue NW
6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Mark Mosley Trio
@Sala Thai Restaurant
1301 U Street NW
7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

The Fix
1208 U Street NW
10:30 P.M. to 1:00 A.M.

Bin 1301 Wine Bar
1301 U Street NW

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW

The Islander Caribbean Restaurant
1201 U Street NW


Tour Cavern
@Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th Street NW
6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Black Broadway on U Before Harlem Trailer
@African American Civil War Memorial Museum
1925 Vermont Avenue NW
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Historic Masonic Temple with Hon. A. Tehuti Evans
@Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia
1000 U Street NW
6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Vibrant Shaw with Shaw Main Streets Executive Director, Alex Padro
@7th & T Streets NW -Dunbar Theatre
6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression
@902 T Street
Established by the Cultural Tourism DC  for the Greater U African American Heritage Trail

DC State Fair at Old City Farm and Guild in Shaw This Saturday 20th

Old City Farm and Guild are really busy this year, hosting community events not only to be enjoyed by Shaw resident's , but all DC residents. Last weekend they had "Comedy in the Garden" this week 2 Events running concurrently. Homegrown DC and also DC State Fair (The last day to enter contests and exhibitors is this Wednesday)
Below is information on entering and some of the vendors.....this is a great family event (along with Homegrown DC) so make sure to get there and enjoy (or participate)

Saturday, September 20, 12-7 pm
Old City Farm & Guild
925 Rhode Island Ave NW

How to Enter DC State Fair Contests

The 2014 DC State Fair contests are now open! Visit our contests page more information and a list of contests with links to entry forms. Each entry form includes exhibitor guidelines and deadlines. The last day to enter most contests is 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, September 17.

Fair Vendors

Cafe Diem
Casey Trees
DC Public Libraries
Eco Honeybees
Monica Chemay (handmade and upcycled totes)
Thunder Beast
Tres Criole Catering
Union Market will be hosting this year’s Beirgarten from 4-7pm

Shaw Host's "Homegrown DC" A Celebration of Local Farms / Food : September 20th

Last year, the first annual Homegrown DC was created by the Neighborhood Farm Initiative, Common Good City Farm and Old City Farm & Guild as a celebration of all food grown right here in our nation’s capital by DC residents! It's time for year two! join in the second annual 2014 Homegrown DC fair on September 20, 2014.

The Homegrown DC event, is a celebration of all food grown right here in our nation’s capital by you! It will be a one day hyper-local farmers’ market and festival, where school gardens, community gardens, and urban farms within the city can show off what they’ve grown, and we can celebrate growing healthy food right here at home.

Homegrown DC will take place Saturday, September 20 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm with food and community organizations to celebrate the occasion. The event will take place at Old City Farm & Guild located at the corner of Rhode Island Ave NW & 9th st NW

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bring Your Pooch to the New "Yappy Hour" at Republic in Tacoma Park

Republic in Takoma Park has launched a new monthly "Yappy Hour," in partnership with local businesses the Big Bad Woof and Pup Strut. The  "Yappy Hour" will take place on Sunday September 28th on the Republic patio from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, and on the last Sunday of each month, weather permitting.

The restaurant's regular happy hour menu will be available during "Yappy Hour" see (menu: as well as Salty Dog cocktails for $5, and complimentary dog treats.
Republic is located four blocks from the Takoma Park Metro Station, at 6939 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park.