Come enjoy "Lion King Jr" at West Elementary School at the end of April

Come enjoy "Lion King Jr" at West Elementary School at the end of April

West Education Campus is proud to present Disney’s The Lion King Jr for their spring musical!! More than 75 students (nearly 25% of their student body!) from PK3-8th grade will grace the stage during three shows April 26th and 27th.

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The Wammies music awards return invigorated and reinvested in the local DC music scene

The Wammies music awards return invigorated and reinvested in the local DC music scene

The MusicianShip, a charitable non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities, announces The Wammie Awards’ new two-day experience. Wammie Weekend will start with a Day Conference on Saturday, March 30th and culminate with The Wammie Awards show on March 31st. The DC-focused award show has celebrated DC-area artists and musicians for their artistic works over three decades.

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Slash Run starts serving brunch this weekend!

Slash Run starts serving brunch this weekend!

Get your burger fix earlier in the day! Slash Run is starting a new brunch service on Saturdays and Sundays, and like the rest of their menu, it looks delish.

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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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