It's Steaming

Sale On At Ella-Rue

August 31, 2012

(Photo by: Ella-Rue)

Ella-Rue is celebrating the long weekend with a Labor Day Sale. From Milly to Manolo .... unique dresses, shoes and handbags from your favorite designers!

All Spring and Summer styles priced to sell at up to 60% off retail to make room for fabulous Fall merchandise.

Bring a friend and get pampered by the fabulous stylists at Ella-Rue.

Sale begins Saturday, September 1st and runs through September 15th.

Ella-Rue is located at  3236 P Street. Tel: 202.333.1598


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FRESH PRODUCE: All New, All August, All Art

August 2, 2012

This August, The Fridge will host the 2nd annual FRESH PRODUCE featuring six D.C.-based collectives including Panda Head, EMP Collective and VESTIBULE, with 30 individual artists (and growing) such as DECOY, Asad “ULTRA” Walker, Joseph Hale, Tim Conlon and HKS181.The Fridge is showing art from all creative disciplines including a piece that participating artist Josef Palermo describes as, “an experience that will transcend any fixed notion of our understanding of medium.”

Vestibule Vagabonds Joseph Orzal, Joseph Hale, Margo Elsayd and Hayley Summs (Photo by: Paola Calderon, Courtesy of Vestibule) Vestibule Vagabonds Joseph Orzal, Joseph Hale, Margo Elsayd and Hayley Summs

FRESH PRODUCE is a one-month, packed chance to access the breadth and depth of the D.C. arts scene. The project is anchored by a new group show from The Fridge featuring our signature inside look at the D.C. graffiti world – STREET MARKET, featuring work from artists including ASTROTWITCH, HKS181, Asad “ULTRA” Walker, DECOY, JAZI-ROCK, EXACTLY, JEA Alexander Medina, Lidio Aries, ANEIKAN, CRI and Tim Conlon.

Panda Head will kick off the month, with END OF SUMMER BUMMER Saturday August 4, featuring 15 new short films from 15 artists.


·         Saturday, August 4, 8 – 11pm
 Panda Head’s END OF SUMMER BUMMER $6 

·         Friday, August 10, 7 – 11pm
The Fridge’s STREET MARKET free

·         Friday, August 24, 7 – 10pm
EMP Collective’s Genesis $5

·         Saturday - Sunday, September 1 - 2, 7:30 – 9pm


·         August 4 – 5

·         August 10 – 19
 The Fridge Presents STREET MARKET 


·         August 8 – 19
 Impossible Theatre’s [missed connections]

·         August 25 
Bourgeon Writes 7 – 9pm

·         August 28 
Beltway Poetry Slam 7:30 poet sign up and doors, 8pm show


·         August 24 – 26 
EMP Collective’s Genesis
Performance + Reception Friday, August 24, 7 – 10pm

·          August 31 – September 2: VESTIBULE’s TAINT, Part 1

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Opened in September 2009, The Fridge DC is an art gallery, performance space, music venue and classroom located on Barracks Row in the historic Eastern Market neighborhood of Washington, DC. Their mission is to foster creativity and community dialogue by serving as a conduit for expression through the arts and providing exhibition space to emerging and established artists. From exhibitions by well-known artists to shows by our DC youth, The Fridge is dedicated to making the arts accessible to everyone. As a music venue, The Fridge has supported everything from avante garde jazz ensembles and experimental electronic music to hip hop, blues, folk, and rock concerts.

(Photo by: The Fridge)

Full details about FRESH PRODUCE at

Contact Emma Fisher,, 202.550.2208

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A Fork by Any Other Name

July 16, 2012

They opened in April and now they need your help. La Forchetta, the new Italian Wesley Heights restaurant owned by Hakan Ilhan (Chef Roberto Donna's in the kitchen) is asking patrons to participate in a new name selection process. 

Guests can visit La Forchetta and submit their proposed name choice and contact information starting Monday, July 23rd through August 15, 2012.

A decision for the new name will be made and announced on the afternoon of August 16. The person responsible for contributing the best name, determined by Hakan and his team, will be rewarded with a donation of $2,000 in his or her name to be given to the charity of their choice. Owner Ilhan presently has a few name choices he is considering ,but wants to see if the community presents a better option for his restaurant before finalizing his decision.  Even if the top name is not picked over Hakan candidate, the winner will each be awarded the $2,000 donation prize as runner-up in the contest.

“Despite filing trademark and trade name registrations before opening, another business in the Washington area with a similar name has expressed concerns about possible confusion of our name with theirs. "Since we have only recently opened, and are happily becoming one of Washington’s most popular new restaurants, we have decided to search for a more distinctive identity,”" states Hakan Ilhan. "“Guests can be assured that the menu and prices will not change and Chef Roberto Donna will continue to provide his legendary cuisine under the new name.”"

La Forchetta is located at 3201 New Mexico Ave. Suite E, NW. Tel: 202.244.2223

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