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

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 […]

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 […]

“Turn Me Loose” Adds More SW Nights

Arena Stage recently announced that it extended “Turn Me Loose” until Oct. 21. In addition, the theater has added two additional Southwest Nights for “Turn Me Loose,” on Oct. 18 and 21. This intimate and powerful drama follows Dick Gregory’s rise as the first African-American comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. Southwest Nights allow residents […]

Southwest Library Update

As you may know, the Southwest Neighborhood Library will undergo a complete demolition and rebuild over the next two years. The most commonly asked question I receive as the President of the Friends of the SW Library is, “when is the library closing?” Unfortunately, a specific date is unavailable right now. We were initially told […]