There's tons to do in and around Shaw this weekend, as always. Here are a few highlights:
1. Say Goodbye to A.V. Ristorante on or Before Saturday Night - The owners of the D.C. tradition A.V. Ristorante sold their property (read the story here) , which will soon be the site of a massive mixed use redevelopment by Douglas Development. The last supper is Saturday night; the place has been packed all week as folks have enjoyed one last meal at the quirky Italian joint, so be prepared to wait.
A.V. Ristorante Italiano
607 New York Ave. NW
2. Say Goodbye to the Bar and Cafe of Warehouse Sunday Night - Incredibly high property taxes are forcing the Warehouse Arts Complex to downsize its operations.* Pay your last respects to the bar and cafe at this Sunday night's closing shin-dig. Drink specials, Art in Heat, Fringe Performances, and mourners of this loss to lower 7th will abound. You can also hear the plans for and share your suggestions regarding future of the Warehouse. The fun starts at 7pm.
1021 7th Street NW
*The Warehouse Theater and the Warehouse Gallery will open new shows in September. They will host a series of special events throughout the fall, so if you miss them on Sunday, don't despair.
3. Tennis, Anyone? - The tennis court at the Kennedy Recreation Center seems to be empty always. Why not challenge a neighbor/roommate/friend to a match?
4. There's Always This Fun Stuff To Do in Shaw - These regular weekend options are always great: the Liberation Dance Party at DC9, the shows at 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Arena Stage, and Studio Theater, the cultural offerings of the Warehouse Arts Complex, Project 4 Gallery, the Ninth Street Gallery, and the Long View Gallery, and the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Avenue, Be Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse.
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