Posts Tagged ‘H Street NE’

Arts Roundup: The Birds Edition

The development of the R.L. Christian Library site on H Street NE, brought to you by crowdfunding. [Post]
A local chapter of the Audubon Society is in the process of surveying Wolf Trap's birds. [Post]
In the trailer for a local documentary, a D.C. bike thief explains what he does with his dirty money. (Buys sex.) [DCist]
In [...]

Photos: Palma Violets

Rock & Roll Hotel Building For Sale

The building that houses Rock & Roll Hotel at 1353 H St. NE is on the market for $3 million, according to a listing on But the club doesn't plan to vacate anytime soon.
The property is owned by a family that bought the property in the 1980s; Rock & Roll Hotel owner Joe Englert does [...]

Urban Verbs, PCP, and Pink Pants: “Pump Me Up” In Photos

1980s D.C. is imbued with a mystical aura for certain people, thanks in large part to our city’s narcissistic talent for self-documentation. A couple of years ago, I met a 19-year-old kid from Guatemala who was visiting relatives in Virginia. He had a hardcore band back in Guatemala City, and had read Dance of Days [...]

Jazz Series Comes to the Atlas in September

While the Atlas Performing Arts Center is an anchor of the entertainment corridor along H Street NE, its artistic mission "to foster the artistic growth of professional and aspiring performing artists throughout the region" has only sporadically included jazz. That's about to change.
In September begins the new "Jazz at the Atlas" program, a twice-monthly concert [...]

Photos: Zola Jesus @ Red Palace

“We Finally Got It Open!”: HR-57 Returns

Photo: Prince of Petworth.
"We finally got it open!" Drummer Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson exclaimed to applause when he hit the stage Friday, sitting in on a number during HR-57's soft re-opening.
Once inside, this writer knew it was a mistake not to have brought a camera. The new H Street location of HR-57 is quite different from [...]

HR-57’s Move: What Does It Mean?

HR-57’s planned move from 14th Street to the Atlas District made big news this week, with observers agreeing that I’m ignorant/racist for questioning the new location’s accessibility this is a tough break for the strip on 14th Street, but great news for the nascent entertainment corridor on H Street NE. Less discussed, though, is how [...]

HR-57 Is Moving

Update Nov. 24 10:15 AM: Although I had understood a staffer to say Saturday night that HR-57 director Tony Puesan owns the building in which his venue is housed, Capitolbop reports that Puesan sold the building three years ago and is now moving because the current owners have raised the rent too high.
HR-57 Center for [...]

Merged Red and the Black/Palace of Wonders Venue Could Open in Six Months

The bar and concert venue that will arise from the merger of the H Street NE venues the Red and the Black and Palace of Wonders lends itself, pretty obviously, to a new name: the Red and Black Palace. That's what nightlife mogul Joe Englert, an owner of the Red and the Black, wants to [...]