Saturday, September 13, 2008

Adams Morgan Day

I've noticed it's getting darker, hints of yellow are blossoming on the leaves, fall is quickly approaching. Take advantage of the gorgeous end of summer/beginning of fall weather and come out to Adams Morgan Day! What, Adams Morgan is alive, awake and running during the day?! Shocking, I know. I had a hard time believing it at first too. Adams Morgan makes for a great stroll without the lingering waft of Jumbo Slice (and etc.)

Sunday the street is closed off to cars and will be celebrating local vendors and local performs. Food and fun for the whole family.

In the very least, you should check out Batala, who will be performing on the Dance Stage (basketball courts) at 1:30pm. They're an all-female afro-brazilian drum band and amazing (it may be that one of the blog writers is in the band).

Adams Morgan Day
18th St. NW, between Florida Ave and Columbia

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Free snacks and a steel drum band?!

Quick update on tonight (from The Washingtonian):

Hudson the restaurant celebrates the winding-down of summer with an extended happy hour featuring a bunch of tropical-themed specials ($5 Red Stripes; $8 Dark & Stormies) and a buffet of free hors d’oeuvres. The party kicks off at 7 PM with a steel-drum band. At 9, DJ Adrian Loving takes over until midnight. Entry is free and open to anyone—RSVP to

2030 M St., NW

Architecture Week

Some of this year's Architecture Week events are a little pricey and may only appeal to hardcore architecture enthusiasts or people planning on building their own homes. But if you keep meaning to pay a visit to the National Building Museum, this event's a good excuse:

Sunday, September 14, 10-4
Student Competition

Meet the next generation of Washington architects and watch them at work. Students from local architecture schools are challenged by an intriguing design problem (which remains a closely guarded secret until a week prior to the competition). They will work all day to come up with a solution.

Location: National Building Museum | 401 F Street, NW
Metro: Judiciary Square


Apartment Therapy: Event Alert: DC Architecture Week

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Big Bear Anniversary Party

What goes better with coffee than a whole roasted pig? To celebrate its one year anniversary (a few months late), Big Bear Cafe is throwing a little shindig on Sunday evening with the aforementioned swine, a keg, and some live music. It's not clear from the website when exactly it starts, but apparently there'll be another barbecue earlier in the day at Big Bear to benefit the Haitian Boys Choir.

Big Bear Cafe
1700 First Street NW

Big Bear Year Anniversary Party, this Sunday Evening 9/14

Monday, September 8, 2008

Going Out Gurus bachelorette party guide

Planning a bachelorette party can be a daunting task if you've never done it; and if your friend isn't the penis straw/scavenger hunt type, it can be even trickier to give her a memorable night. The Washington Post's Going Out Gurus have published a handy list of places to take a bride-to-be. The format- grouping agendas by categories like "Wild Child" and "If you put a tiara on me you'll regret it"- is a little reminiscent of a quiz for finding your perfect fall bag in Cosmo, but you can mix and match or use the list as a jumping-off point to craft the perfect sendoff.