Archive for May, 2008
Our PQ neighbor, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, just began its annual Free For All production. This year, they are showing Michael Kahn’s production of “Hamlet” at Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park. The free production runs under the stars from May 22-June 1, at 7:30 p.m. nightly (no performance Mondays). We saw this show […]
Thanks to PQL reader, Darrin, for sending in this pic of McGruff the Crime Dog outside of the freshly opened Crime & Punishment Museum (575 7th St NW)! You can also check out yesterday’s post on the museum.
One of our favorite things to do when the weather gets nice is hit up the Sculpture Garden’s Jazz In The Garden after work on Fridays. The National Gallery of Art gives the Sculpture Garden an outdoorsy European cafe feel every Friday afternoon by pulling in a jazz, blues or swing band act to play in […]
Ed. Note: Check out crime fighting dog McGruff giving his thumbs up to the camera on opening day. The National Museum of Crime and Punishment (575 7th Street, NW) opens to the public tomorrow, Friday, May 23. Opening day tickets will be half price for regular folks and free for law enforcement personnel (badge or […]
Developers continue to fill out the 900 block of F Street. Continuing the trend of lining the block with boutique stores, we find that L’Occitane just had permits approved to build out its third store in DC (Union Station and Georgetown are the other locations). 05/13/08 931 F ST NW $250,000.00 INTERIOR RENOVATION TO RETAIL […]
Anyone who has walked past the Verizon Center on a busy Friday night knows that the area is not exactly pedestrian friendly. Now the District’s Department of Transportation (DDOT) is taking notice and making the Penn Quarter area an important part of their “pedestrian safety strategy.” The Washington Post article detailing DDOT’s plans points out […]
Believe it or not, the above photo is not staged. It was someone’s G Street “cardboard condo” for about three weeks last year downtown. Walking home last night, this writer saw a “blue plastic palace” in this same location (we bet the condo fees are low!). Having temporary structures like this pop up and stay […]