Weekly Wanderings [09.11.17]

This Week…

What’s happening in the District this week!

  • Did you miss the opening of DC Shorts Film Festival? Don’t worry, there’s still a lot to see. You can catch screenings, Q&As, filmmaker workshops and parties until September 17th.
  • DC Design Tours and Dupont Underground is teaming up on an exclusive tour of Dupont Circle—above and below ground! It begins above ground with the opulent homes of the 1920s and must-visit restaurants, but then you will go under ground…he formerly abandoned trolley tunnels beneath Dupont Circle. which has been re-designed as an art and performance space. The tour is September 12th, from 5:30-8:00pm. 
  • The Hirshhorn just opened up a new exhibition, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects. Their installation-based works are directly inspired by the hardships, surveillance, and suspicion they endured while living in the Soviet Union.
  • Nobu, an infamous restaurant, is opening its DC location September 12th.
  • September 16th kicks off one of our favorite events – the famous H Street festival! From 12-6pm expereince shopping, food, and fun events like a karaoke stage, marching band parade, float parade, and more!
  • This Sunday, September 17th 7-10pm, is the Concert for Yoko Ono, Washington and the World. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will present Concert for Yoko Ono, Washington and the World, a one-night-only celebration of the artist’s pioneering experimental sound and performance art. Artists include: Kim Gordon, Lizzi Bougatsos and Moor Mother. You can get tickets here.
  • A new month means new restaurants! Check out Washingtonian’s top 10 new restaurants to try in DC here.

Closing Soon…

Check out these events before they’re gone!

  • Innovations in Defense at the National Museum of American History is closing this week, on September 17th. One of the most interesting things being displayed is the Mayhem Cyber Reasoning System – the first artificial intelligence cyber defense system designed specifically to thwart attacks on our increasingly interconnected—and vulnerable—devices.
  • The Summer of Yoko Ono is closing September 17th. Head in before then to write about why you love your mom or to make a wish on the wish tree.
  • Summer is almost over, but hold onto rosé season as long as possible with these restaurants that are still serving rosé sangria.

News around the District…

Some buzz we think you might want to know about!

  • Lil’ B Coffee & Eatery opened this weekend in The Darcy hotel, off Scott Circle. One of the best things about this new coffee joint? It’s open until 7pm! Read more about the opening, here.
  • Have you heard about the new “Shop Made in D.C.” store coming to 1333 19th Street NW this fall is designed to exclusively showcase locally made goods? Well, it’s going to have a restaurant section, too! The in-house cafe is set to hot different pop-up restaurants. Tentative partners includes DC favorites like Bullfrog Bagels and Ice Cream Jubilee.
  • New mural alert! A new mural has popped up in Anacostia by Nils Westergard. It is at corner of Shannon Place and V St. SE in Anacostia. Her name is Charneice Fox Richardson. She’s a DC filmmaker. She also lived in Anacostia as a kid. I wanted it to be of someone local. Read more here.