Posts Tagged ‘Palace of Wonders’

Arts Roundup: What Went Wrong at Red Palace? Edition

James Taylor, who played a role in both the American Dime Museum and Palace of Wonders/Red Palace, talks about what went wrong at those ventures [Huffington Post D.C.]
Kennedy Center announces that Eva Longoria (as host), George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Chita Rivera, and Rita Moreno will be a part of its "Latino Inaugural 2013" on Sunday [AP via Huffington Post]
Protests [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Years of the Cat

H Street NE, which transformed quickly from a dilapidated commercial strip to a hypergentrified attractant of quirky businesses, is not immune to controversy. But there's probably one H Street story most people could agree is a success: the tale of Al, the orange tabby who lived at Palace of Wonders—then later Red Palace—during the neighborhood's [...]

Cirque du So Long: Why a Larger Stage Isn’t Good News for Palace of Wonders’ Sideshow Acts

It’s 7 p.m. on a Thursday, and a short round woman in a floral skirt is wheeling two battered suitcases along H Street NE. She stops beneath a painting of a happy dog and heaves a deep sigh. Then she pushes through the double doors of the Palace of Wonders and says hi to Brad, [...]

Tonight: Palace of Wonders’ Final Show

The owners of H Street NE's Palace of Wonders and the Red and the Black will be merging their venues into the Red Palace in the next few weeks, and the latter seems pretty excited, to judge by its website. The Palace of Wonders' tone is a bit more subdued. Or maybe I'm reading something [...]

The Red Palace Is Almost Ready

If you wanted to see Xiu Xiu, Rocky Votolato, or Marnie Stern, you'd head to DC9 or the Black Cat, right?
Not this fall. With the merger of the Red and the Black and the Palace of Wonders into the very literally named Red Palace, fans of midsized indie bands will have yet another venue to [...]

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 [...]

Indie Rockers, Meet Sword Swallowers: Red and the Black, Palace of Wonders to Merge

One could say that thematically, a thin membrane separates Palace of Wonders, H Street NE's freakshow-themed burlesque bar, and the Red and the Black, the gumbo-serving, New Orleans-style rock club next door. As for the literal wall dividing them: That's about to come down.
There's no date set, but the two spaces plan to merge, the [...]

Black Cat, Busboys & Poets Will Hold Haiti Benefits

Some local events, announced today, that will raise money for victims of the earthquake in Haiti—a catastrophe that the Red Cross says may have claimed 50,000 lives:

"DMV Helps Haiti" at Busboys & Poets: There will be a discussion, an open mic, and an auction featuring works by Demont Peekaso. Suggested donation: $10. Sunday at 6:30 [...]