“Anything Goes” is Going Strong at Arena

(L to R) Mickey Orange (Ensemble/Quartet), Ben Gunderson (Purser/Ensemble/Quartet), Soara-Joye Ross (Reno Sweeney), Brent McBeth (Ensemble/Quartet/Fred/Photographer) and Nicholas Yenson (Ensemble/Quartet) in “Anything Goes” running Nov. 2 through Dec. 23 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo: Maria Baranova. “Anything Goes,” Cole Porter’s vintage classic musical, is playing at Arena Stage for the holidays. […]

Historic Building Gets Second Life at The Wharf-Rappahanock Oyster Bar Opening in Historic Oyster Shucking Shed

Lunchroom drawings, unsigned; 1916-1917; Photo from DC Historic Landmark application Since 1899, Rappahannock Oyster Company has sought to “celebrate good food grown well,” and that is exactly what they plan to bring to their latest outpost set to open at the Wharf this month. Located in the now historic designated Lunch Room Building and Oyster […]

Screaming Eagles Doing More Than Cheering

D.C. United Announcer Dave Johnson and Owner Jason Levien present a special D.C. United shovel to kickoff the tree planting When Screaming Eagles president James Lambert talks about his passion for D.C. United, it goes beyond the pitch. The D.C. United supporter group Screaming Eagles has been around since 1995, even before the first United season, […]

Transportation Task Force Looking for Volunteers

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Transportation Task Force is seeking volunteer members to help work on issues critical to the quality of life in Southwest. As all residents recognize, the development in and around our community has led to new challenges related to all aspects of mobility—pedestrians, automobiles, bikes, scooters, Metro, buses, parking, etc. In order […]

Southwest Community Center Takes its First Steps

Artist’s rendering of the new Southwest Community Center; Photo: Perkins Eastman DC When the D.C. Zoning Commission voted in September to support Forest City’s plans for the open lots at Fourth and M, our neighborhood gained more than just two more apartment buildings and ground level retail. As a result of some hard negotiations on […]

Photos: Vikings Invade Southwest

On Oct. 5, the Transit Pier at The Wharf was overtaken by the world’s largest operational Viking ship, the Draken Harald Hårfagre. The invasion featured the Draken Village, allowing visitors to relive the discovery of the New World and the Draken’s 2016 trans-Atlantic crossing. Staff of The Southwester visually documented this unique-to-Southwest adventure. BY Southwester Staff