Shaw's the place to be regardless of what kind of weekend you're looking for. Here are a few of the options our neighborhood has to offer:
1. Marion and Q Street Neighbor Yard Sale - neighbors on Marion and Q streets are organizing a yard sale from 9:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, August 18th, in the empty lot on Marion. The lot is located between 1515 and 1521 Marion Street (and, of course, Marion Street is the 2 block long street between 6th and 7th!.
2. Open House on Saturday on Marion - Speaking of Marion Street, why not stop by this open house at The Marion Condos on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm? The Marion Condos feature 15 new stylish condos with urban flair; studios go for $160k to $185, and 1 bedrooms are available under $250k.
3. X at be bar - The intention of X is to establish a live and online art happening that brings artists and creatives out of their studios and into the public art collaborative, allowing the environment to affect and impact their work and process. Performance + Art + Projections + Electronica + Fashion + be bar + you this Saturday night from 6 to 10 pm.
1318 9th Street, NW
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, the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Avenue, Be Bar, Nellie's Sports Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse, and great meals at Vegetate, Etete, or Queen of Sheba.
Have a weekend shoutout suggestion? Email me at slumhistorique at yahoo dot com or leave it in the comments!