On The Look Out
The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary June 24 – 29, 2014. With more than 125 performances in over 60 venues throughout Washington, D.C., it is one of the largest music festivals in the country. As the fastest growing jazz festival in the U.S., the DCJF celebrates America’s unique art form during this national event that draws jazz lovers from around the world to the nation’s capital.
2014 festival highlights include:
Jazz at The Hamilton Live (June 24-29), co-presented by The Washington Post, features six nights of exciting, eclectic performances. Performers include acclaimed artists such as Snarky Puppy, Roy Hargrove, The Brass-A-Holics, Irma Thomas and The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience, among others.
DC Jazz Festival and Events DC Present: Jazz at the Riverfront (June 27-29), is an exclusive three-day blowout where fans can enjoy jazz at the beautiful urban, green, innovative Capitol Riverfront overlooking the Anacostia River; wine and beer tastings; chef demonstrations; and a marketplace. The event features jazz greats including Gregory Porter, Trombone Shorty, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) with very special guests, vocalist Akua Allrich and harmonica virtuoso Frédéric Yonnet.
Jazz in the ‘Hoods presented by Events DC (June 24-29) features more than 45 clubs, restaurants, museums and hotels all around the city. This includes the CapitalBop D.C. Jazz Loft Series featuring innovative, boundary-breaking artists like Orrin Evans, and the East River Jazz Series. Performances will also be held at Bohemian Caverns, Twins Jazz and Renaissance Hotels, as well as Lowes Madison Hotel featuring Sharón Clark, and Sixth and I Historic Synagogue featuring Cyrus Chestnut.
Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days (Prelude Event, June 7-8), in partnership with the Phillips Collection, returns again to celebrate the synergy between jazz and the visual arts with performances in the Phillips Collection’s music room and auditorium by more than a dozen regional artists and youth ensembles. The two-day free event will feature storytelling and an instrument petting zoo.
For more information visit www.dcjazzfest.org.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is holding a Pop-Up Meeting to solicit feedback from current and future riders on the DC Circulator bus system on Saturday, May 3 from 12 to 3 p.m. at M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW.
Join the conversation to provide feedback on the current system as well as future routes and extensions.The feedback from the meetings will be incorporated into the 2014 DC Circulator Transit Development Plan Update.
Each participant will be entered to win a $50 SmarTrip card with a winner randomly selected after the survey closes on Friday, May 9.
Click here for additional information on how you can participate in providing feedback for the DC Circulator Transit system.
Four ABC licenses will be available for application in Georgetown next month, including one for a tavern and three for restaurants. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) will begin accepting applications for the licenses at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10.
The tavern license is only available to an existing restaurant located in the Georgetown Historic District. An applicant would be eligible to apply for the license as either a tavern or nightclub. The availability of the tavern license also allows taverns located in the area to transfer alcoholic beverage licenses to new owners and new locations within the neighborhood.
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and Rules Reform Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. law 10-122) only permits six taverns in the Georgetown Historic District. It also freezes the transfer or sale of tavern and nightclub licenses in the historic district when six taverns and/or nightclubs are licensed.
In addition to the available tavern license, three new restaurant licenses are also available in Georgetown as a result of a license class change and cancellations. Sixty-eight licensed restaurants are permitted in the neighborhood under the Georgetown Moratorium Zoneregulations. Currently, 65 restaurant licenses exist in the zone.
Application details are available on ABRA’s website. Completed applications for the licenses will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to the consideration of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Businesses interested in applying will need to do so in person beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10 at ABRA’s office:
- The Reeves Center, 2000 14th St., NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009
Members of the public that have questions can email or call ABRA at 202.442.4423.