Photos and thanks from the #WomenOfUpshur event

Photos and thanks from the #WomenOfUpshur event

An amazing evening with a phenomenal bunch of entrepreneurs and a crowd of great people — that’s a long but accurate description of the event on March 8th celebrating the woman business owners along the Upshur Street corridor. See a large photo gallery!

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Willow celebrates Women's History Month with 2nd Annual Tampon Drive

Willow celebrates Women's History Month with 2nd Annual Tampon Drive

Willow Fashion at 843 Upshur Street NW is sponsoring their 2nd Annual Tampon Drive to collect the menstrual products for those who can’t easily afford to purchase them. The event is in celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day and benefits the District Alliance for Safe Housing. It’s the store’s way of honoring women and ensuring they have access to basic necessities.

You can drop off tampon and pad donations at both of Willow’s shops all month. If you donate 100+ products on or after International Women’s Day (March 8th), you’ll get a free sticker patch of an inspiring woman.

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Join local children's author Nina Halper as she reads her latest book at Loyalty Books

Join local children's author Nina Halper as she reads her latest book at Loyalty Books

 Petworth children’s book author Nina Halper will be holding a reading of her book, “Sabra the Long-legged Goofy (mixed) Salukiat the newly opened Loyalty Books on Upshur Street, on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00am. All ages welcome to enjoy a reading and book signing!

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Warm up with the Whisky Brothers tasting event at the Reading Room, Feb 28th

Warm up with the Whisky Brothers tasting event at the Reading Room, Feb 28th

The Reading Room at Petworth Citizen is home to so many cool cocktail and drink events, and as a fan of whiskey and bourbons, the one coming next week sounds great to me.

Petworth’s own whisky expert Dan Searing is hosting “Barrel Proof Bourbon,” a class on barrel proof bourbon on February 28th.

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The Women of Upshur: Celebrating Petworth’s female business owners

The Women of Upshur: Celebrating Petworth’s female business owners

The last two years have brought a flurry of openings to Upshur Street. As the Petworth News team covered these openings, we noticed a pattern. We did a back-of-the-envelope count and there are upwards of 11 female-owned businesses on Upshur Street alone! That’s the vast majority of the street’s retail and restaurants.

To celebrate this awesome fact, and because March is International Women’s Month, we’ll be profiling each of these boss ladies in a series of articles, starting March 1st, and hosting a free community discussion and party on March 8th!

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Celebrate "National Drink Wine Day" with Mangia DC at Lincoln's Cottage

Celebrate "National Drink Wine Day" with Mangia DC at Lincoln's Cottage

Mangia DC is celebrating annual National Drink Wine Day on February 17th at Lincoln’s Cottage to “spread the love and health benefits of wine.” Come out to enjoy drinks, food and the architecture and history of the Cottage.

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“Random Acts of Neighborliness” (for free!)

“Random Acts of Neighborliness” (for free!)

This year, I’d like to help you love your neighbor. I’m giving away dozens of free treats, tagged with neighborly sweet nothings, to remind Petworth residents how much you care. Stop by Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop to pick one up to give to your neighbor — and as a bonus, register to win a free gift basket from Lulabelle’s!

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Come out for a chili cook-off this Sunday with popular Petworth & Park View restaurants

Come out for a chili cook-off this Sunday with popular Petworth & Park View restaurants

It’s a neighborhood chili cook-off contest! That’s not only a lot of Cs… it’s a lot of great-tasting food from some of Petworth’s and Park View’s popular restaurants and bars. And the judges are great (ok, self-serving… I’m a judge.)

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A night of events at Del Barrio's "Night of 1000 Frida Kahlos"

A night of events at Del Barrio's "Night of 1000 Frida Kahlos"

Taqueria del Barrio is sponsoring a celebration of artist Frida Kahlos with events starting at 4pm happy hour and a special photography class at 9pm on Friday, January 25th.

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The DC Library wants to make your home movies the star of the show!

The DC Library wants to make your home movies the star of the show!

The DC Public Library and Suns Cinema are putting together a pretty unique-sounding show, combining public submissions with cool gems from their vault. And they need your help to make it happen. 

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Del Barrio invites you to celebrate the holidays and donate to a great cause: kids!

Del Barrio invites you to celebrate the holidays and donate to a great cause: kids!

Taqueria del Barrio is sponsoring several holiday events this weekend, from cookie-making to cocktail enjoying, with donations to children’s groups being at the forefront. You’re invited to come celebrate! Check ‘em out…

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A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

The Barnett Aden Gallery, located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood from 1943-1969, was the first privately-owned black gallery in the United States. 75 years after the Gallery’s opening, artist, scholar and curator David C. Driskell will join historian Marya McQuirter in conversation to discuss its history and legacy on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm at the Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th Street NW).

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