Wednesday, October 24, 2007

17th Street High Heel Race (Drag Race) and Halloween Movie Fun

People are asking for the information about this year's High Heel Race, so I'm glad to help. It's Tuesday, October 30 at 8PM. You can call JR's Bar & Grill for information.

For some fun scary movies on Halloween (October 31), I suggest the $1 showings of Shaun of the Dead and Halloween at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse or a Rocky Horror Picture Show-ing (see this link for some local Rocky Horror events).

17th Street High Heel Race via JR's Bar & Grill
1519 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (map)
202 328 0090 |

Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA (map)
703 486 2345 |

Friday, June 29, 2007

In Line for an iPhone in Clarendon

First in line for an iPhone

Say hello to the first people in DC with iPhones. No, I'm not getting one, I just dropped by to check out the scene. More pics

Apple Store
2700 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
703 875 9880 |

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bodies: The Exhibition

There are no casual observers at the much-hyped Bodies: The Exhibition, one of Arlington’s latest attractions. The exhibit features real, preserved human bodies, displayed in various states of dissection. The process used to preserve the bodies effectively converts specific tissues into plastic, preventing decay and allowing for exhibits to show the isolated systems of the body, like just the muscles and skeleton, up close and in open air. It may be a little gross -- but at least it's not smelly.

While the exhibition is executed tastefully, it’s hard not to feel a sense of voyeurism while gawking at the dismantled, and often artistically positioned, bodies. Of particular note are the disembodied genitals, the plastic embedded fetuses, and the single piece of human skin, laid flat in a glass case, eerily reminiscent of a tanned bear hide.

Despite the morbid nature of Bodies, the educational value is top-notch, providing ambitious visitors with a two-hour crash course in human anatomy. The exhibition is a “must-see" for those who are interested in science and health, and a “can’t-look-away" for those who are just along for the ride.

Bodies: The Exhibition
Washington D.C. Exhibition at the Dome in Rosslyn
1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA (map)
Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 10AM-7PM, Thursday-Saturday 10AM-10PM
Dates: April 13, 2007 to October 28, 2007
Admission: Adult $26.50, Child $18, Senior $21 (Audio $6 extra)
Special Considerations: Some specimens have exposed genitalia, and there's an alternate route for people who are upset by the "fetal development" exhibit.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Cafe Wilson in Clarendon

Cafe Wilson Deli

Cafe Wilson is located right at the Clarendon Metro station on Wilson Blvd. I love this place for several reasons: all day breakfast, vegetarian sandwiches ("B".L.T.'s, "chicken" cheese "steak", etc), and even good coffee.

It's a small cafe with more outdoor seating than indoor on nice days, and is open 7am-8pm Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm on weekends.

Cafe Wilson Deli
3033 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

RJD2 and Bus Driver at 930 Club

Bus Driver at 930 Club

The 930 Club is arguably D.C.'s foremost music venue. On any given day you can hear the newest and freshest music offered by the most talented bands in the world. It also has an impressive selection of microbrews, which automatically makes it cool.

RJD2 at 930 Club

This past Friday we went to a concert featuring the eclectic mix of hip hop, electronica and rock of RJD2, the lightning fast abstract rap stylings of Bus Driver (my favorite), and the low key yet profound alternative compositions of Happy Chichester. The show blew me away with its sheer variety and production value. Seriously, check out these bands. No joke.

930 Club
815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)
202 393 0930 |

Bus Driver:
Happy Chichester:
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