NO: Downtown Lockdown by rachels
August 14, 2008, 2:02 pm
Filed under: Going Out

Downtown DC office buildings are on lockdown as authorities investigate a “suspicious package” in McPherson Square.

Jonathan: not many details but

apparently there’s some kind of tent set up in mcphereson square park

and like hazmat people

and bomb squads

i’ll bet its nothing

Sent at 1:42 PM on Thursday

me: ahhhhh!

x files!

Sidenote: X-Files 1998 not 2008…

More at DCist, including this comment: “Well, I WAS going to get a cookie at Pot Belly, but if there are suspicious packages and shootings, I’ll just wait.”

August 3, 2008, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Film, Going Out, Music | Tags: , ,

Hey Arlington, good news. Sunday, August 17th Lubber Run Amphitheater is going to be hosting a sweet multi-media event, which you should check out because it’s FREE and should be a nice summer evening and you need something to do before you end up at Galaxy Hut right? Read the flyer below for a high brow explanation of what to expect. All I know is I’ll be there and it should be a good time, see you there.

July 30, 2008, 11:54 am
Filed under: Going Out, Music | Tags: , ,

DC showed it’s true blue and brown boring colors once again last night at the god-forsaken Red and Black, when literally no one showed up for the Black Diamond Heavies. It was a downright travesty of a show, which is never a surprise if you unfortunately have to find yourself at DC9, Red and Black or Rock N Roll Hotel.

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NO: Funding Cuts Hurt DC Public Libraries by rachels
July 30, 2008, 8:46 am
Filed under: Books, Going Out
Courtesy of RG25s flickr

Starting in October, DC Public Libraries will be forced to reduce hours due to budget cuts. The reduced hours will close ALL libraries on Fridays, move weekday opening times later and closing times earlier, and remove up to 5 neighborhood “kiosks” in the city’s most under-served areas.

However, if the library’s proposed budget is reinstated by the city the closings may not have to happen….stay tuned.

Photo courtesy of RG25’s flickr.

July 24, 2008, 3:27 pm
Filed under: Celebs, Going Out, Humor, Misc., Music

When you’re as questionable a celebrity as Kid Rock is, sometimes you have to prove it to the public that u keeps it real. This can sometime mean beating the shit out of some dude in a Waffle House-esque establishment. Here is the lame security cam footage of Kid Rock damn near jumping out his white track suit to smash a fool with his crew.

NO: Murky Blows Up by yesornodc
July 17, 2008, 8:39 am
Filed under: Food, Going Out

Murky Coffee has blown up on the blogosphere thanks to an argument over iced espresso and some choice words (“punch you in your dick” vs. “the only way I’m ever coming back to Murky Coffee in Arlington is if I’m carrying matches and a can of kerosene”).

All I really know is that 15,000 hits on the Murky Web site means more crowds, less a/c-per-customer and more lap-tops taking up hours and hours of table space…

Thank you angry guy from New York, and Washington Post.

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NO: Goodbye Busch Gardens? by rachels
July 14, 2008, 4:47 pm
Filed under: Going Out, Misc.

Anheuser-Busch’s takeover by Belgian beer giant InBev prompts important questions about the fate of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. Thus far InBev has pledged to sell off “noncore assets” which they have not yet named.

However, things are looking up for the theme park, which constitutes the majority of BG home James City County’s annual $6 million meal revenue and employs over 500 people. The park saw a 12.5% rise in visitors in 2007, the largest increase in the country!

You may still live to ride Apollo’s Chariot another day…


YES: S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT by yesornodc
July 7, 2008, 4:27 pm
Filed under: Going Out, Music

June 17, 2008, 12:32 pm
Filed under: Going Out, Music | Tags: ,

As previously reported, Fort Reno had been closed due to some whiny bullshit about arsenic levels. Well someone called out “the man” on his lies, and the schedule for the summer line up of shows was posted today via the Fort Reno website. In even better news, your beloved Zulu Pearls will be taking the stage at the park June 26th. Shows start and end early due to noise ordinances, so get there early and hope for a pretty sunset while Zulu Pearls gives it to you at twilight.

NO: Paraskavedekatriaphobia by rachels
June 13, 2008, 8:33 am
Filed under: Film, Going Out

Happy Friday the 13th.