District Shabbat Brings Judaism Back to Southwest

Two of Washington Hebrew Congregation’s rabbis, Rabbi Aaron Miller and Rabbi Eliana Fischel For more than a century, Washington’s Jewish community thrived in the heart of the city. Since 1995, however, there has not been a Jewish synagogue in Southwest. For Southwest’s Jewish community, this meant traveling to other areas of the District to participate […]

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 […]