DC Candidate Forum on Oct. 29

On Oct. 29, SWNA and “The Southwester” are hosting a candidate forum, so that area residents can hear directly from the candidates prior to the Nov. 6 general election. Come get to know the candidates for the City Council Ward 6 seat, City Council at-large seats and DC Board of Education Ward 6 Representative. The […]

Oct. 11: Join the Conversation about Historic Preservation and Southwest

Join the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force this Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Arena Stage for the third community meeting regarding the project to investigate the potential for nomination of an “Old Southwest” Historic District. Visit www.swdc.org/old-southwest to learn more about the effort and view the final draft of the potential nomination. […]

Career Fair on Oct. 19 at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in partnership with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, At-Large Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. and the D.C. Department of Employment Services, opens its doors for the 12th semi-annual D.C. Career Fair on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Mead Center is located at […]

DC’s Baddest Night of Doing Good; DC Central Kitchen’s 15th Annual Capital Food Fight to be held at the Anthem

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Anthem will host an event that can only be described as entertaining, debaucherous and delectable. That’s right—the 15th Annual Capital Food Fight, which benefits the work of DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), is coming to Southwest. “I have always been a huge fan of this particular fundraiser, and all of the […]

“Turn Me Loose” at Arena Stage is Powerful and Provocative; Exclusive Interview with Supporting Actor John Carlin

Comedian & activist Dick Gregory, illustration by Charles Chaisson, Photo courtesy of Arena Stage “Turn Me Loose” is true to the spirit of Dick Gregory, who was a stand-up comedian, activist, author and serious commentator on politics. He is known as the first African-American comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. In confronting bigotry head-on with […]

Komen Toastmasters Moves to Westminster Presbyterian

Southwest’s Komen Toastmasters has moved its meetings from the Southwest Branch Library to Westminster Presbyterian Church in advance of library construction. Komen Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership club, continues to meet on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. until noon, as it has for over 20 years. Komen often […]

Southwest Tour of Homes on Sunday, Oct. 7

A Capitol Square Place home featured on the upcoming house tour The Waterfront Village recently announced its inaugural “Homes of the Southwest Waterfront” house tour. This house tour, one of the major fundraisers of the year for the organization, will be Sunday, Oct. 7 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Waterfront Village is a nonprofit neighborhood-based […]