Give ‘Em The Finger: 2017 Local First Awards at Blind Whino

 As veteran DC entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Andy Shallal said, “Give ‘em the finger!” The first annual Local First Awards is hailed as a massive success—conferring honors on high impact local businesses and celebrating the District’s community of entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, and makers that invigorate our local economy. On Thursday, Nov. 9 more than 300 […]

Season’s Greenings: Roadside Attractions at the U.S. Botanic Garden

The U.S. Botanic Garden at 100 Maryland Ave. SW is a museum different—its artifacts living plants from all over the world, which continue to grow, flower, and display fruit. Christmas is always a special season at the Botanic Garden with its traditional display of DC landmarks made from plant materials in the Garden Court. This year, there will […]

16 Songs, One Amazing Night: LCD Soundsystem at The Anthem

There is only one constant when LCD Soundsystem takes the stage: dancing. That held true Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the eight-person band brought their mix of electronic, rock, and up-tempo melodic beats to The Anthem at The Wharf. “We are very happy to be here. We’re psychologically adjusting to this size [venue],” said frontman James […]

Freer/Sackler Gallery Reopens: an Interview with Curator Carol Huh

As the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery prepare for their joint reopening, we talked with one of our neighbors, Carol Huh. Carol was the first curator of contemporary art at the galleries, which are devoted to Asian art. In the last 10 years, she has been involved with many exhibitions […]