St. Matthew’s Says ‘Thank You’ with Free Christmas Trees for Southwest

Over the past six years, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church has sold Christmas trees at cost to the Southwest community from its property at 222 M St. SW. This year they are doing something new. There will be a Christmas tree giveaway on Saturday, Dec. 13. The Rev. Phillip C. Huber, pastor of St. Matthew’s, said, “We […]

Pay for Metro with your smartphone or watch? Testing starts soon.

Metro is planning a pilot program to test new fare technology and fare gates to allow riders to pay for their trip in new ways, including next-generation smartphones, NFC-enabled watches, contactless credit and debit cards, Federal ID cards, and more. Metro recently announced a pilot program to test the new technology at 10 Metrorail stations, six […]

Arena’s Kogod Cradle Series for January 2015

WHAT: The Wild Root Company’s Room at the End of the Hall by Rocco Natale.Late at night on the shore of a weathered lake house in Cape Cod, two estranged brothers, Doug and Malky, have returned to bury the ashes of their childhood caretaker. WHEN: January 15-18, 2015 WHAT: UrbanArias’ Blue Viola  is a new opera […]

CBCC Call for Candidates

The Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) is issuing a call for candidates to serve on the council for a two-year term from 2015-2017. Community leadership experience is required to help us strengthen neighborhood partnerships, prioritize community benefit requests, and sustain CBCC funding. Please respond no later than Dec. 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm to […]

‘Five Guys Named Moe’ Opens at Arena Stage

WANT TO GO? Five Guys Named Moe WHERE: Arena Stage WHEN: Nov. 14 – Dec. 28 TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 202-488-3300, or at the Sales Office at 1101 6th St. SW. SOUTHWEST NIGHT: Dec. 26 at 8:00 pm Who is Louis Jordan? Called “The King of the Jukebox”  in his prime in the […]

Photos from the Harris Teeter Grand Opening

Please enjoy these photos from the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Harris Teeter at 401 M St. SE on Nov. 4, 2014. Photos by Perry Klein: (photo caption: A crowd awaited the official opening of Harris Teeter at 401 M St. SE.) (photo caption: Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District President Michael Stevens) (photo caption: Store Manager Tim […]