Local micro brewpub the Public Option will be hosting one of their Vinyl Night events this Sunday March 12th, starting at 7:30 pm. If you have some vinyl records, bring them by. The theme for the night is Weather. Checkout the Public Options’s Facebook event page for more info. The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave, NE.
We thought neighbors would be interested in a free stand up comedy show tonight from the Power of Positive Drinking, an interactive open-mic comedy concept which combines stand-up and drinking games. From the event page:
No more games. It’s time to get real with you guys. There’s a lot of f*ckbois and f*ckgirls out there who still haven’t recognized that their shenanigans do have consequences. Luckily, we at the Power of Positive Drinking appreciate the patience and talent it takes to discretely but unequivocally tell these clowns to go eat the appropriate amount of horse feces. So we’d like to gather our favorite comedians together to honor everything from side eye to slight, awkward laughter. Come join us for a night craft beer and laughter at those who are beneath us. And remember: never let anyone get away unscathed.
Doors Open: 5pm
Comedy Show: 7:30pm
Right Proper Brewing Company Production House and Tasting Room is located at 920 Girard Street NE.
We were happy to learn that Brookland got another Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) station at the corner of 18th and Monroe NE near Burroughs School. It seems like a great location, connecting the Metro and 12th Street with those deeper in our neighborhood and in Woodridge. Time to get a CaBi membership if you don’t have one already.
Our newest station at 18th St & Monroe St NE is just a ride away. pic.twitter.com/EXUYDTNsy7
— Capital Bikeshare (@bikeshare) March 8, 2017
We thought Brookland beer and music lovers would be interested in this event which combines the two, Thursday March 9th from 7 – 11pm at Smith Public Trust. Entry to the event, which features beer from DC Brau, 3 Stars and Atlas Brew Works, is free with an RSVP. DJ Jahsonic will be spinning tunes from the golden-era hip-hop. From the event page:
+ THE EXPERIENCE
3 STARS BREWING CO.
ATLAS BREW WORKS
DC BRAU BREWING CO.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF #DCBREWS MEETS THE GOLDEN AGE OF HIP HOP
— Smith Public Trust (@PublicTrustDC) February 14, 2017
Smith Public Trust is located at 3514 12th Street NE.
Here is a great deal for those looking to check out a ‘paint and sip’ event. From the event page:
On March 3rd, join us for Art Enables’ first ever paint-and-wine night in the Studio Gallery! Local artist Alice Park will be leading a cherry-blossom themed acrylic painting workshop. Your $25/$30 ticket includes paint, a canvas, and two drink tickets (additional wine is available for purchase.) Aprons/smocks/casual clothes are highly encouraged. Doors open at 6, with the workshop running 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Get your tickets here. Art Enables is located in nearby Woodridge at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE.
When we heard our good friend and fellow Brooklander Zak was writing a neighborhood profile on Brookland for the real estate website Urban Turf, we were all in. You can check out the story here. The article discusses, among other things, the balance between the ‘traditional neighborhood feel’ and the recent changes that development has brought. Let us know what you think about the article and Brookland’s constant evolution.
Porch Fest is an annual event organized by the good folks at Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street. The event transforms neighborhood porches and stoops into stages for an afternoon of free performances and community based fun. This year’s Porch Fest will be taking place Saturday April 15 from 2-6 pm . If you are, or know of any performers, they are currently lining up participants. From the open call page, where performers can find application details:
We are seeking musicians + singers of all genres, dancers, poets + spoken word artists, etc. to perform at this lively, well-attended annual event.
— ReCreative Spaces (@ReCreativeSpace) February 12, 2017
We thought wine loving Brooklanders would be interested in this event tonight. From the event page:
Wardman Wines, in partnership with the Rhône Rangers, is excited and honored to host Patrick Comiskey for a guided tasting of American Rhône wines. Patrick is the author of the new book, American Rhône: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink. The book has been hailed as “a compelling, impeccably researched tale of the band of misfits and renegades who saw an alternate path for California and elsewhere…Essential reading for Rhône lovers!”
As our loyal customers are aware, we at Wardman Wines are incapable of self-control when it comes to getting Rhône wines for the store. So the goal of this tasting is not simply to hear a fascinating story, try some iconic wines, and perhaps gain some converts to our cause. No, the real goal is to prove that we are not crazy and there are whole books and organizations just as gaga over Rhône wines as we are.
Come out and join us!
The event is Thursday, February 23rd, at 7PM.
Tickets are $20, and can be purchased on Eventbrite or at the door.
Check out the wines here and get your tickets here. Special pricing on the wines will be available as well as copies of Patrick’s book for signing. Wardwan Wines is located at is located at 625 Monroe Street NE, Suite A7 between Barnes and Noble and Chipotle. Check out their website here and their Facebook page here.
The Friends of Noyes Park (FoNP) is a community 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the care and preservation of Noyes Park. FoNP launched shortly after the new park was opened in summer 2013. They work closely with the community and the Department of Parks and Recreation to keep the park clean and the the communal garden plots thriving. FoNP is seeking new volunteers to serve (unpaid) on their Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity for those interested in giving back to the community without a burdensome time commitment. From the application page:
Directors are appointed for a calendar-year term, and are eligible for reappointment each December. Directors are expected to attend monthly meetings (first Monday of the month), attend park clean ups and other programmatic activities of the Board, and assist with other ongoing efforts of the Board (e.g., fundraising, attending community meetings, community outreach, etc.).
If you blink while driving down Rhode Island Ave NE between the McDonalds and the Metro Overpass, then you will probably miss The Warehouse – a funky furniture shop – which is actually huge, about 5000 square feet, once you find it. (The slide show below requires flash. If you cannot see it, go here to open the photos.)
We checked out the The Warehouse over the weekend. With the warm weather it was easy to spot because they had brought out a good amount of merchandise to their parking lot. Once you find the place, at the top of a nondescript staircase, you need to take your time to parse through the wide variety of items from different eras and styles. As you can see from the pictures, retro light fixtures, birdcages, trunks, furniture, musical instruments, mirrors, clocks, rugs, and all sorts of collectibles are side by side and on top of each other. If you are looking for that unique piece to complete a living space or just enjoy collectibles and antiques, this is the place for you. A bit of advice -the place is pretty packed full of crystal, china, and such so you probably want to leave small kids, and things like bulky purses and backpacks behind.
The Warehouse is located at 604 Rhode Island Avenue NE (on the second floor above DB transmissions). They are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 AM and 5 PM. Check out their Facebook page here.