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Ali Krieger is a D.C. legend. The two-time, back-to-back World Cup Champion even has a sports complex named after her in...
08/14/2020
Soccer Powerhouse + D.C. Legend Ali Krieger Speaks Candidly

Ali Krieger is a D.C. legend. The two-time, back-to-back World Cup Champion even has a sports complex named after her in Prince William County, where she grew up. While she currently plays for the Orlando Pride, she previously was a defender for the local Washington Spirit between 2014 and 2016.

https://districtfray.com/articles/soccer-powerhouse-ali-krieger/

Ali Krieger is a D.C. legend. The two-time, back-to-back World Cup Champion even has a sports complex named after her in Prince William County, where she grew up. While she currently plays for the Orlando Pride, she previously was a defender for the local Washington Spirit between 2014 and 2016. Kri...

Pakke’s creators, who have hired and showcased more than 150 diverse artistic and musical talents from the DMV since the...
08/14/2020
Pakke Social’s Pandemic Pivot

Pakke’s creators, who have hired and showcased more than 150 diverse artistic and musical talents from the DMV since the company’s launch in late 2018, have turned to a new way to continue supporting the local creative industry: a virtual variety show.

https://districtfray.com/articles/pakke-social-pandemic-pivot/

The doors to DIY venues in the city are closed and the art is off the walls. There are no burlesque parties to belly dance at, and sniffing out your next date from pheromones is out of the question. The social and cultural happenings that put local event company Pakke Social on the map can’t... Re...

Craving a change of scenery? Here are 8 day trips worth adding to your weekend itinerary:https://districtfray.com/articl...
08/13/2020
Day Tripping: 8 Quick Getaways Worth Taking

Craving a change of scenery? Here are 8 day trips worth adding to your weekend itinerary:

https://districtfray.com/articles/8-day-trips/

Summer escapes look a lot different this year. Given my deep-seated, lifelong reluctance to actually own a vehicle, I have to rely on my friends with cars to get out of town – but I’m willing to wear a face mask and huddle in the trunk. Here’s my dream list of socially distanced day trips... R...

Several bookstores in the DMV are working to overcome new challenges from Covid-19 and, in light of the recent resurgenc...
08/13/2020
Relevant Reads: Top Picks From Local Indie Bookstores

Several bookstores in the DMV are working to overcome new challenges from Covid-19 and, in light of the recent resurgence in the national spotlight of the Black Lives Matter movement, are doubling down on their commitment to diversity.

https://districtfray.com/articles/relevant-reads/

Independent bookstores are accustomed to adapting and weathering storms, namely competition from large-scale franchises and online book retailers over the past few decades. Today, several shops in the DMV are working to overcome new challenges from Covid-19 and, in light of the recent resurgence in....

Social calendar looking light? Check out this week's Radar for things to do around the DMV: https://districtfray.com/art...
08/12/2020
Not So Stir-Crazy Radar: 8.12-8.18

Social calendar looking light? Check out this week's Radar for things to do around the DMV:

https://districtfray.com/articles/august-radar-0812/

Summer in D.C. usually involves catching a Nats game, watching concerts and avoiding the heat. While not everything on that list is possible right now, there are still plenty of ways to have fun this summer. Check out everything going on in this month’s Not So Stir-Crazy Radar. 8.12 Live from the ...

“I’ve loved dancing forever” is something Audrey Malek says often. Sure, studio company member at The Washington Ballet ...
08/12/2020
Dance + Drive: Audrey Malek Goes Confidently into the Unknown

“I’ve loved dancing forever” is something Audrey Malek says often. Sure, studio company member at The Washington Ballet loves other things. But the spark in her eye when she talks about her chosen medium, art form and career path of dance is evident.

https://districtfray.com/articles/hustle-audrey-malek/

“I’ve loved dancing forever” is something Audrey Malek says often. Sure, the dancer and studio company member at The Washington Ballet loves other things: photography and experimenting with makeup, to name a few. But the spark in her eye when she talks about her chosen medium, art form and car...

"Earlier this year, Alix Montes received a piece of advice that shaped his outlook on coping with the pandemic. He was t...
08/11/2020
Alix Montes Brings Diversity + Inclusion to the Yoga Mat

"Earlier this year, Alix Montes received a piece of advice that shaped his outlook on coping with the pandemic. He was told, 'If you want to train like an athlete, you should also rest like an athlete.'

This insight from Ashley Speights, founder of The Phyt Collective physical therapy practice, has helped him find perspective and gratitude while staying home."

https://districtfray.com/articles/hustle-alix-montes/

Earlier this year, Alix Montes received a piece of advice that shaped his outlook on coping with the pandemic. He was told, “If you want to train like an athlete, you should also rest like an athlete.” This insight from Ashley Speights, founder of The Phyt Collective physical therapy practice, h...

Get to know Sunny Miller, "a woman on a nonstop journey to the top" and one of our August cover stars:https://districtfr...
08/10/2020
Sunny Miller Talks Community, Connection + Sweat

Get to know Sunny Miller, "a woman on a nonstop journey to the top" and one of our August cover stars:

https://districtfray.com/articles/hustle-sunny-miller/

Sunny Miller is a woman on a nonstop journey to the top. Six years ago, Miller moved from New York City to D.C., transitioning from the hospitality business to fitness. And like many of us this year, Miller found herself unable to go to work due to the pandemic. But, instead of waiting for things......

• whole lotta hustle • as we inch toward month six of navigating the impacts of the pandemic, the general restlessness o...
08/07/2020

• whole lotta hustle • as we inch toward month six of navigating the impacts of the pandemic, the general restlessness of our city seems to be shifting • locals are finding new avenues to stay active + connected, entrepreneurs are exploring new business models, + we all have the ability to get outside + stretch our legs while maintaining an appropriate social distance • the District’s drive remains intact, + this month, we decided to highlight fit + fierce Washingtonians + business owners with game-changing hustles •

• read our August issue here: bit.ly/3gEQnTv •

• cover 📷: Mike Kimchi // design magic: Julia Robeck Goldberg // cover subjects: Alix Montes, Audrey Malek + Sunny Miller •

August 2020 // Whole Lotta Hustle
08/07/2020

August 2020 // Whole Lotta Hustle

August 2020 // Whole Lotta Hustle
08/07/2020

August 2020 // Whole Lotta Hustle

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08/07/2020
Local Journalism: An Investment Worth Making

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“You get what you pay for.” This phrase is typically referred to as the common law of business balance. The sentiment is straightforward: If you want a quality product, you have to be willing to pay for it. Journalism is no different, as reporting requires resources in the form of training, work...

Eaton House, a cultural centerpiece in D.C., is ready to welcome back Washingtonians. These past few months apart have b...
08/06/2020
Eaton House Prepares to Welcome Back Their Community

Eaton House, a cultural centerpiece in D.C., is ready to welcome back Washingtonians. These past few months apart have been defined by the pandemic and protests for societal reform, and Eaton House was there for every part.

https://districtfray.com/articles/eaton-house-community-returns/

Eaton House, a cultural centerpiece in D.C., is ready to welcome back Washingtonians. These past few months apart have been defined by the pandemic and protests for societal reform, and Eaton House was there for every part. Between organizing food distribution for the community and using their platf...

Our July issue features countless stories from local visionaries, including an op-ed piece from creative director David ...
08/05/2020
Opinion: Rethinking Love and Hate in America

Our July issue features countless stories from local visionaries, including an op-ed piece from creative director David Ross sharing his thoughts on being Black in America:

https://districtfray.com/articles/love-and-hate-in-america/

Many of my close Black friends would be apolitical if it weren’t for the color of their skin. Most would prefer to be consumed just with their day-to-day: acquiring their first commercial property, telling better jokes onstage, or figuring out when to leave their cush job and finally become the en...

Planning to enjoy the great outdoors this weekend? Take advantage of all the lush green spaces the city has to offer. ht...
08/05/2020
Green Spaces: A Breath of Fresh Air in D.C.

Planning to enjoy the great outdoors this weekend? Take advantage of all the lush green spaces the city has to offer.

https://districtfray.com/articles/green-spaces/

Living and working in a bustling city can create a sense of disconnect with the natural world, especially when you’re stuck inside working on your computer all day. Luckily, that feeling of longing for the sun, grass and sky as you stare out onto the world from your window can be solved. The Distr...

Check out these 9 powerhouses creating positive change throughout the District: https://districtfray.com/articles/9-dc-p...
08/04/2020
9 D.C. Powerhouses

Check out these 9 powerhouses creating positive change throughout the District:

https://districtfray.com/articles/9-dc-powerhouses/

Powerhouses in D.C. take many forms. In the nation’s capital, one would find it most difficult to turn a corner and not see a political figure, famous activist or celebrity of some sort. However, during these cyclical times of oppression stemming from racial biases, District Fray Magazine thought ...

Chances are, you haven’t been to the hair salon since everything got shut down in March. If you have made it to the barb...
08/04/2020
Cutting Off Your Locks: A Guide to DIY Haircuts

Chances are, you haven’t been to the hair salon since everything got shut down in March. If you have made it to the barber’s chair, you’re braver than I am and this guide is not for you. This is a guide for anyone and everyone who is ready to take a pair of scissors and the fate of their hair into their own hands.

https://districtfray.com/articles/diy-haircuts/

Chances are, you haven’t been to the hair salon since everything got shut down in March. If you have made it to the barber’s chair, you’re braver than I am and this guide is not for you. This is a guide for anyone and everyone who is ready to take a pair of scissors and... Read more »

"Before my son was born, I began curating a library that featured strong girls, boys who aren’t traditionally masculine,...
08/03/2020
Learning to Raise an Ally

"Before my son was born, I began curating a library that featured strong girls, boys who aren’t traditionally masculine, and racially and ethnically diverse characters. We had a plan: We would use books and toys to celebrate all the ways people are different, encourage our son to embrace and be curious about those differences, and answer his questions truthfully and in age-appropriate language," writes author Claire Smalley.

https://districtfray.com/articles/learning-to-raise-an-ally/

I found out I was pregnant with my first child during the winter of 2019, and almost immediately, I learned how much people cared about the baby’s biological sex. At the time, I felt secretive about this information. I didn’t want people’s ideas about gender to shape or limit my child in any w...

There are plenty of ways to enrich your dog’s (and your own!) daily schedule, including at-home agility. All you really ...
08/03/2020
Keeping Your Dog Active During Quarantine with At-Home Agility

There are plenty of ways to enrich your dog’s (and your own!) daily schedule, including at-home agility. All you really need is time, some high-value treats and a little imagination, and there’s no time like the present.

Here are a couple of basic tasks you can work on that would mimic those your dog would be expected to perform in a typical agility course.

https://districtfray.com/articles/at-home-dog-agility/

With more time at home during quarantine, many Washingtonians have made the decision to adopt and foster dogs. Others who already had pets have been getting reacquainted with their four-legged friends while working from the dining room or home office. But while several months’ worth of extra snugg...

"Now more than ever, bars and restaurants in the D.C. area are being forced to take a hard look in the mirror. Hiring pr...
07/31/2020
A Change is Gonna Come

"Now more than ever, bars and restaurants in the D.C. area are being forced to take a hard look in the mirror. Hiring practices, promotions, educational opportunities and company culture are only a few issues that have displayed discrepancies within the food and beverage sector."

https://districtfray.com/articles/a-change-is-gonna-come/

Now more than ever, bars and restaurants in the D.C. area are being forced to take a hard look in the mirror. Hiring practices, promotions, educational opportunities and company culture are only a few issues that have displayed discrepancies within the food and beverage sector. Some companies are ev...

DC Polo Society kicked off their summer season on July 26. The Poolesville, Maryland-based polo matches, running through...
07/31/2020
D.C. Polo Society’s Funbrella

DC Polo Society kicked off their summer season on July 26. The Poolesville, Maryland-based polo matches, running through October 25, create a safe space for locals by following CDC guidelines. Last Sunday’s event drew an intimate crowd of 100 who enjoyed beautiful views and a fun environment while practicing safe social distancing.

https://districtfray.com/articles/dc-polo-society-funbrella/

DC Polo Society kicked off their summer season on July 26. The Poolesville, Maryland-based polo matches, running through October 25, create a safe space for locals by following CDC guidelines. Last Sunday’s event drew an intimate crowd of 100 who enjoyed beautiful views and a fun environment while...

The Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) has supported artists for 45 years through advocacy, dialogue and collaboratin...
07/30/2020
Washington Project for the Arts Takes Annual Benefit Auction Online

The Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) has supported artists for 45 years through advocacy, dialogue and collaborating on artist-driven work. The nonprofit organization has been able to fund their projects and programs with donations from community members, and is committed to continue championing artists even in these tough times. In response to the pandemic, WPA’s annual High Frequency Benefit Auction will move online this year.

https://districtfray.com/articles/wpa-high-frequency-benefit-auction/

The Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) has supported artists for 45 years through advocacy, dialogue and collaborating on artist-driven work. The nonprofit organization has been able to fund their projects and programs with donations from community members, and is committed to continue championin...

Fill your calendar with cool things to do, including tonight's Virtual Craft Cocktail Class with Please Bring Chips!http...
07/30/2020
Not So Stir-Crazy Radar: 7.27-8.2

Fill your calendar with cool things to do, including tonight's Virtual Craft Cocktail Class with Please Bring Chips!

https://districtfray.com/articles/not-so-stir-crazy-radar-727/

As restrictions continue to loosen or lift entirely around the District, there are actual live events for you to enjoy alongside regularly scheduled online programming – from outdoor plays to online book talks. Without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s iteration of Not So Stir-Crazy Rad...

Music is, at its very core, a social activity. So, what happens to creators when being apart mid-pandemic is the new rea...
07/29/2020
Musicians Mid-Pandemic: Vol. 1

Music is, at its very core, a social activity. So, what happens to creators when being apart mid-pandemic is the new reality for the foreseeable future?

https://districtfray.com/articles/musicians-mid-pandemic-vol-1/

Music is, at its very core, a social activity. Sweaty concerts, band practice, collaborative writing – it all happens with closeness, both physical and emotional. So, what happens to creators when being apart mid-pandemic is the new reality for the foreseeable future, adding complications to rehea...

Joe Lapan, co-owner and marketing director of Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe wants to add a bit of flair to the barr...
07/29/2020
Songbyrd Gives Artist Makeover to Barriers

Joe Lapan, co-owner and marketing director of Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe wants to add a bit of flair to the barriers since they’ll be around for a while. On July 17, Songbyrd put out a call on their Instagram page for local artists to beautify the barriers with murals.

“The barriers exist, and we want to beautify them to continue to make [Songbyrd] the best environment possible,” says Lapan.

https://districtfray.com/articles/songbyrd-barriers/

Songbyrd is beautifying Adams Morgan one barrier at a time. Since restaurants and retail stores have begun reopening, efforts have been made to allow for expanded outdoor spaces. In Adams Morgan, this resulted in the “Streatery,” or the main drag of 18th Street NW temporarily blocked vehicular t...

"Recently, many of my friends have reached out and asked where they should start. How can you join the conversation abou...
07/29/2020
Joining the Conversation on Racial + Social Justice

"Recently, many of my friends have reached out and asked where they should start. How can you join the conversation about racial and social justice in a real way? Here are three steps you can take right now within your workplaces and personal relationships." - Kelcie Glass

https://districtfray.com/articles/joining-the-conversation/

I am a Black woman who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. I attended some of the best D.C. public schools and had many opportunities other Black people in our city and across the country will never have. But when I walk into any room, I am Black first. And because I am Black,... Read more »

Learn about GoTab, the contactless ordering and payment app making socially distanced dining possible: https://districtf...
07/28/2020
GoTab Embraces New Wave of D.C. Dining

Learn about GoTab, the contactless ordering and payment app making socially distanced dining possible:

https://districtfray.com/articles/gotab-embraces-new-wave-of-dc-dining/

Last week marked one of my first date nights at a fine dining establishment in the District since March, and while my husband and I were thrilled to have a reason to get dolled up and visit Barcelona Wine Bar‘s 14th Street location, we were pleasantly surprised by how safe we felt. Seated in a... ...

Only 1.4 percent of farmers in America today – about 48,000 – are Black, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
07/28/2020
The Path To Land Justice

Only 1.4 percent of farmers in America today – about 48,000 – are Black, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Compared to the historical peak in 1920 when there were more than 925,000 Black farms, the current figure begs the question: What’s changed?

https://districtfray.com/articles/the-path-to-land-justice/

Only 1.4 percent of farmers in America today – about 48,000 – are Black, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Compared to the historical peak in 1920 when there were more than 925,000 Black farms, the current figure begs the question: What’s changed? The answer doesn’t lie in tre...

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Diva to Diva: From Ella to Adele, Ann Hampton Callaway & The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jack Everly. Thu, Jan 25 thru Sun, Jan 28 @ Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall - 1212 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201 & The Music Center At Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 . Tickets: https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/diva-to-diva-from-ella-to-adele/ Multi-Platinum selling Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway fuses a unique blend of jazz and pop that keeps her in demand around the world. From Carly Simon to Carole King, Etta James to Ella Fitzgerald, join Ann and the BSO for a performance to remember.
The incredible Ann Hampton Callaway sings "The Ella Century" Thursday, September 7 8:00 PM Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club 7719 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 Get tickets here while you still can:
Take this rare opportunity to see one of the last true Jazz Masters Ramsey Lewis Quintet at The Hamilton 600 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Friday & Saturday, August 25 & 26 at 8 PM Tickets for Fri: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1507620?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent Tickets for Sat: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1507635?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent
Take this rare opportunity to see one of the last true Jazz Masters Ramsey Lewis Quintet at The Hamilton 600 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Friday & Saturday, August 25 & 26 at 8 PM Tickets for Fri: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1507620?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent Tickets for Sat: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1507635?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent