DC Fun

Every month on the second Saturday a number of Capitol Hill shops and galleries host receptions. I am going because 1. I live on Cap Hill, 2. I need to do something fun before the home stretch of the semester begins and 3. you can get me to go almost anywhere for free food.
Here are some of the details. If any of you think you might go, let me know. Maybe we can meet up.


CAPITOL HILL BIKES - ever thought about riding your bicycle to
work? Join us from 4 to 6 p.m. to learn the essentials of commuting
by bicycle in any weather. See the latest in lighting systems,
fenders, clothing and other commuting necessities to keep you safe,
warm and dry. And, as usual, light refreshments will be served!
Capitol Hill Bikes - 709 8th St., SE (202) 544-4234
CAPITOL HILL BOOKS continues to support Second Saturday on the Hill
All purchases will have TEN percent off during 4 to 7pm, plus all
hardback Mysteries/Suspense/Fictional Spy Novels from the “Mystery
Room” will be sold at FIFTY percent off. Also, provided will be: two
types of wine, two types of cheese, two types of crackers, two types of
mustard, and two types of attitude - happy and
Capitol Hill Books - 657 C St., SE (202) 543-9021
FOR ART’S SAKE Café - Celebrate For Art’s Sake Cafe’s First Anniversary
with a great reception featuring a meet & greet with artist Rosetta
DeBerardinis, live music and great food. 4 to 8pm. Art will be on
display until December 20th.
For Art’s Sake Cafe - 641 Penn. Ave., SE (202) 544-8044
HAWK ‘N’ DOVE - 2 for 1 Dinner Entree (equal or lesser value) from 6 to
Hawk ‘n’ Dove - 329 Penn. Ave., SE (202) 543-3300
HOOPLA TRADERS - join us for champagne and caviar in celebration of our
first year on Barracks Row. To thank you for your support, every
purchase you make during our anniversary week will enter you in a
drawing for a whimsical “flying pig” by Connecticut artist Sarah
Dutton. We also have tons of new items, just in time for the holidays –
scented candles from Pacifica, Tibetan chimes and singing bowls,
Chinese pottery filled with paperwhites, amaryllis and Christmas
cactus, beaded bags and coin purses from India, and much, much more!
The celebration starts at 6:00 pm.
Hoopla Traders - 733 8th St., SE (202) 544-3620
KHAN EL-KHALILI - Egyptian gift items - New shipment in - lots of
jewelry - 11am to 6pm
Khan El-Khalili - 321 7th St., SE (202) 543-5295
MARTY’S - Complimentary glass of wine or dessert with dinner from 6 to
Marty’s Restaurant - 527-529 8th St., SE (202) 546-4952
NEWMAN GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMES - featuring pastel paintings by Michael
Turpenoff and viscosity etchings by Ann Zahn. 10am to 6pm.
Newman Gallery & Custom Frames - 513 11th St., SE (202) 544-7577
PHOENIX GALLERY - Art Opening - “Provence on the Hill” - paintings from
southern France - wine & cheese 5 to 8pm
Phoenix Gallery - 325 7th St., SE (202) 544-6666
PLAID - featuring artist Tone Rawlings. Tone has lived in the
Washington area almost all of her life. Tone’s work is abstract with
bold colors and on large canvases. Several of her pieces are already
on display in the store. ALSO there will be champagne and some treats
AND everything in the store will be 10% off during Second Saturday
hours 4-8pm.
Plaid - 715 8th St., SE (202) 675-6900
RIVERBY BOOKS - discover Riverby Books, our neighborhood’s charming
and terrific used bookstore, Open every day 10-6. Mention "Second
and receive 10% off your book purchases. Now also featuring fabulous
Nicky Original necklaces! Tea is always served at 4:30.
Riverby Books - 417 East Capitol St., SE (202) 543-4342
THE FRAME UP - Refreshments - wine, cheese and cookies 5 to 7pm
The Frame Up - 317 7th St., SE (202) 546-1504
THE VILLAGE - Suddenly it’s the Holidays! New shipments arriving
daily, come check out the new stuff and enjoy light refreshments while
you shop. Come see the flying pigs, beautiful candles and unique
ornaments. New paintings by Alan Braley are ready to beautify your
home or office.
The Village - 705 North Carolina Ave., SE (202) 546-3040

that sounds extremely cool – I won’t be able to join you, alas, but I hope you and some others have fun!

I wish I could go, but I can’t this weekend but for a good reason. I am doing my campus visit to Old Dominion University. I’m very excited. ODU was the first school to accept me (for a 2nd degree bachelor’s) so I may be going there next fall to tackle the science classes…if I make it through math. (See the other thread).
I am saving my campus visit for University of North Carolina - Greensboro for next year.
I still haven’t heard from my official post-bac schools yet.
Sounds like fun though.

Hey there,
I am coming into DC but it will be later on Saturday. I finish up in the unit at 7am and it takes me a couple of hours to unwind and “De-TCV-PO” after I get home. I might run into you later in the afternoon as I am planning on getting to Capitol Hill.