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The award-winning short film “Ripped Off”

A few weeks ago, some friends of mine entered the 72-Hour Film Festival in Frederick MD, of which I had never heard, but appears to be at least tangentially related to our dearly departed Art-O-Matic. (And by dearly departed, I mean, hasn’t occurred in a way that my former band could play one of our … Continue reading

(e)merge art fair opens on busy arts weekend

Taking place all weekend is the new (e)merge art fair, the brainchild of Leigh Connor and Helen Allen, among others. The event reflects the growth of DC’s profile as a contemporary art market, but isn’t the only game in town this weekend. Actually, its a crowded few days for art lovers, with probably more events … Continue reading

We All Scream for DC Scoop 2011

We stopped by DC Scoop 2011, the first ice cream festival and competition in the district, on a hot Saturday afternoon at Union Market in northeast DC. The free event was supported by a number of organizations and featured desserts from 15 different vendors, who all donated their products for three hours and entered into … Continue reading

Chocolate City Beer Launch

After stopping by the brewery in the afternoon, we attended the release party for Chocolate City Beer, the newest microbrew in DC. Held in the back room at RFD, the 9pm scheduled start time was jumped by about an hour, as kegs of Big Chair IPA, Conerstone Copper Ale, Cer Veza Nacional, and 1814 ESB … Continue reading

Schlafly at Meridian Pint

Before going to the Chocolate City Beer Release Party, we stopped by Meridian Pint to see what all the fuss was about on Twitter. Schlafly Brewery from St. Louis, celebrating 20 years of business and increasing presence on the east coast, was on hand to offer porksteaks ($10) and brats ($5) off the grill on … Continue reading

Chocolate City Beer debuts tonight

We stopped by Chocolate City Beer this afternoon to shoot footage in advance of tonight’s release event at RFD in Chinatown. Visit CC’s site or their Facebook page. More clips available on our YouTube channel. We will be there tonight doing our first “on the street” interviews.  

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