Weekend East City Event Round Up: Punk Not Dead Edition

We are pleased to bring you East City Art‘s Weekend Event Round Up. East City Art is a blog founded by editor Phil Hutinet in 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Punk not Dead Edition

Friday, March 6

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Red by Mary D. Ott. Photo courtesy of Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join Touchstone Gallery for the opening of two new exhibitions Sprout by Touchstone member artists and COLOR: Paintings by Mary D. Ott. These two exhibitions explore color and pattern through a variety of media. For details about the openings, click here. Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave., NW.

Leica Gallery – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Suspect Device, Chris Suspect exhibits 20 black and white prints which, upon first glance, appear to be yet another DC Hardcore retrospective.  However, Suspect has captured scenes from the last four years— 2011-2015. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Leica Store Gallery DC is located at 977 F St., NW.

ReCreative Spaces – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

(Re)creation – An Artist’s Exploration is a group show built on the idea of recreation. Artists were invited to interpret the theme in any way they saw fit. Visitors are encouraged to explore this theme as they view the pieces. For details, click here. ReCreative Spaces is located at 1613 Rhode Island Ave., NE.

Saturday, March 7

CHAL – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join CHAL for the opening of Food for Thought juried by Bonny Wolf. Twenty-nine artists contributed work to this group exhibition with subjects ranging from vegetables to the artists’ concepts of the topic of food. For more information, click here. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is located at 545 Seventh St., SE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Mess Hall Presents Pickled, Braised, And Brewed: The Art of Slow Food, This Sunday

Mess Hall logo courtesy of Mess Hall.
Mess Hall logo courtesy of Mess Hall.

Nearby culinary incubator, Mess Hall, is a food community where DC-based food entrepreneurs come together to cook, share and collaborate. This Sunday, March 8,  from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, they will team up with New Belgium Brewing  for a pretty cool event called Pickled, Braised, and Brewed: The Art of Slow Food. From the event page:

Join New Belgium for an afternoon of slow food, slow ceramics, and craft beer.  We’re rolling out Slow Ride IPA (a session beer) and we’re sure to bring some other suds to the party.  We’re partnering with local chefs to give you a hands-on afternoon learning the art behind pickling, braised meats, ceramics, and our beer.

Come ready to taste delicious bites from the chefs of Gordy’s Pickle Jar and Mason Dixie Biscuit Co, while ogling the ceramics of Derek Thomas Hambly.

Ticket sales support our non-profit partner, CulturalDC, which serves to provide space and resources for emerging artists in the Washington, DC area.  Ready, Set, Go Slow-Mo…

Ticket Cost: $45 – Includes 2 beers (Slow Ride), one biscuit sandwich and slow meat tasting, and two chef demonstrations, including one hands-on session with a jar of pickles to take home.  (Ticket sales will be raising money for CulturalDC.)  Additional beers will be available for purchase.

AFTER PARTY AT BROOKLAND PINT
with additional beer specials for ticket holders

For more information, and to purchase tickets, check out the event page here. Mess Hall is located at 703 Edgewood St. NE.

Pasta Dinner At The Franciscan Monastery Friday – Only $7!!

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Brookland’s Franciscan Monastery. Photo courtesy of RANdom Walkway Tumblr.

Here at the Bridge we love the down-home community events and long standing institutions that make Brookland special. Check out this Pasta Dinner at the Franciscan Monastery this Friday night. The event is co-sponsored by Corcoran Caterers and the Knights of Mt. St. Sepulcher, a group that was founded in 1916 and whose mission is to assist the Brothers of the Monastery. The dinner begins at 6:30 pm and only costs $7 a person in advance and $10 at the door– what a deal! The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land is located at 1400 Quincy Street Northeast. Purchase tickets at the door, the gift shop and at any weekend Masses.

Ward 5 Happy Hour Visits Union Market’s Bidwell Thursday

union market dc opening 090912 1This Thursday, March 5th the Ward 5 Community Happy Hour will be at Bidwell Restaurant at Union Market. Here is the info from a recent email:

Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, Why not? Join your fellow Ward 5 Residents for Happy Hour at Bidwell Restaurant!
Thursday, March 5, 2014 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Bidwell Restaurant
1309 5th ST NE
Washington, DC 20002
Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors!
For more information contact us via email at
ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com,
find us on Facebook ‘Ward 5 Community Happy Hour’ or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour.

 

Brookland Area Writers And Artists (BAWA) Hosts Women’s History Month Poetry Reading Wednesday

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

Brookland Area Writers And Artists (BAWA) is a neighborhood-based arts group, founded in 2003. The purpose of the group is to promote creativity and expression in the Brookland area. BAWA hosts a monthly themed poetry reading on the first Wednesday of every month. This Wednesday, March 4th BAWA will explore poetry written by women poets from around the world.

Check out their ongoing calendar of events here. Poetry readings are held at the Center for Poetic Thought,  at the Monroe Street Market Artswalk, Studio #25. (716 Monroe Street, NE).  Contact BAWA at contact@brooklandarts.org or at their website.

Get Active With DC Volley’s Indoor Volleyball League At Trinity U – Sponsored by Steel Plate

Trinity Washington University Gym

We thought readers would like to know about an upcoming indoor volleyball league from the folks at DC Volley. From their website:

Games will be held at Trinity University’s beautiful gym on Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Come check out a great league in the up and coming Brookland neighborhood!

Have you seen this gym? It IS GORGEOUS! Come out and join DC Volley at one of the BEST gyms in the city!
The league will run with Coed social rules with as many teams as possible making the Final Tournament.

Games begin April 7th.

Teams will play 6 vs 6 and are required to have at least 8 players on their rosters. We welcome free agents and small groups and will do our best to match players to teams!

Participants can be a team (8-11 people), or if you don’t have a team, smaller groups or individuals will paired up with other folks to make teams.

Registration is $70 and open until March 31st unless the divisions fill up first. Click here to register and for more information.  As an added bonus there will be an end of season party with free beer at Steel Plate, which is the league’s sponsor. There will also be after game gatherings at Steel Plate with drink specials. Nice!

Trinity Washington University is located at 125 Michigan Ave. NE.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Clash of Civilizations Edition

We are pleased to bring you East City Art‘s Weekend Event Round Up. East City Art is a blog founded by editor Phil Hutinet in 2010, which documents the myriad of artistic activities happening in Northeast, Southeast, the Gateway Arts District, Northern Prince George’s County, and the “Mid-City” area of DC.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: Clash of Civilizations Edition

Friday, February 27

Flashpoint Gallery – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Cultural DC presents the work of Ben Tolman in Civilized at Flashpoint Gallery. Through drawing and sculpture, Tolman attempts to reveal the relationship between the individual and the larger culture in which we reside. For details, click here. Flashpoint Gallery is located at 916 G Street NW.

Saturday, February 28

artdc Gallery – 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Big 10 x 5 exhibit features ten works of art by five artists. All of which are large-scale paintings over six feet. Artists featured in the exhibit are Grayson Heck, Alain Villardo, Sarah Elizabeth Martin, Gabriel Thy, and Christine Walters. For details about the exhibit, click here. artdc Gallery is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD.

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Greta Chapin-McGill Dream of 300. Image courtesy Gallery NK

Gallery NK – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  To celebrate Black History Month, Gallery NK is presenting the works of Washington artist Greta Chapin-McGill. Chapin-McGill’s work focuses on the stories of people who have been moved and forced out of their indigenous lands. For more information, click here. Gallery NK is located at 321 K Street NE.

Jess Oros is the Production Manager of East City Art. You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook, by following them on Twitter, or click here to sign up for their newsletter.

Happy Hour With A Cause Tonight At Brookland Pint, Benefiting Miriam’s Kitchen

Miriam’s Kitchen, an organization dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in D.C is kicking off a year long partnership with the Meridian Pint, Smoke & Barrel, and Brookland Pint Group. The rotating monthly happy hour will occur on the last Thursday of the month, and will kickoff tonight, Thursday, February 26th at 5:30pm at Brookland Pint. For more information, checkout the event page here and the flyer below. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE

Brookland Pint

Optimism To Reopen Soon With A Coffee-House/Jazz Feel

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Optimism Bar and Lounge

In September, we wrote about how Optimism, a local  bar/lounge quietly closed after trying to change their format. Recently, there has been an uptick in activity at the restaurant, so we decided to stop by and chat with  owner and long-time Brookland resident Jesse Brown. He shared with us that he is hoping to re-open the restaurant in March with a coffee-house and live jazz focus.  We were happy to see some of the new renovations, that include larger bathrooms and an overhauled look. Jesse said they are going for a “rustic” look, which included a wall with cool looking wood paneling, new modern ceiling fans and bamboo wood panels that wrap around the bar. We will let you know when we learn more. Optimism is located at 3301 12th Street NE (at the corner of Kearney St).

BNCA Hosts A Social Hour At Steel Plate Wednesday Night

The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) is hosting a social hour at Steel Plate this Wednesday the 25th from 6pm to 8pm. From Tom Bridge, BNCA President:

Come out, enjoy the company of your neighbors, leave politics on the doorstep, and be reminded how amazing this neighborhood is. Diton from Steel Plate has given us the upstairs for those hours, so we’re excited to see everyone this coming Wednesday evening.

Steel Plate is located at 3523 12th Street NE. See you there!

BNCA Happy Hour