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From an email:

“The retailers on the 800 block of Upshur Street, NW have planned all day on Saturday, August 17th, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock weekend.

Dubbed The Summer of Love on Uphsur, we are each offering the following perks:

Woodstock at Willow
– Take 69 percent off all items on the sale rack
– Enjoy Abita Purple Haze beer and an Electric Koolaid cocktail as you shop
– Catch the Woodstock movie, which will be screened all weekend
– Plus a Woodstock-themed window display!

Peace and Love at Lulabelle’s Read More

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If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.

Hey everybody – meet Wallace, who may just be the world’s most perfect medium-energy dog! At 8 years old, Wallace loves to go for walks and explore, but also loves to chill out and snuggle. He gets along with other dogs, and can be tested with cats if needed. Wallace has quickly become a favorite in his foster home, due to his sweet and loving personality and full body waggability! He is heartworm positive but with treatment and a regular preventative, should be just fine to be an awesome companion for years to come! Find out more about adopting this handsome fella here.

Say hello to pretty princess Whitney! This 6-year-old tortie (that’s tortoiseshell kitty for the non-believers J) is super-affectionate and a purring machine when she gets the pets and cuddles she loves! Whitney can be a little bit shy at first, but once she gets to know you, she’s a true lovebug! Whitney gets along well with other cats, and with her canine foster brother too – she’s an equal-opportunity friend. Could this amazing sweetie be the kitty for you? Find out more about adopting Whitney here.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki Jourdan

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering if you could ask readership for recos for small gyms that have small classes and or small group training sessions? I run, workout with some weights on my own, play tennis, and have dabbled in yoga and barre, but when I’m looking online at classes in the DuPont/Logan /U st area it’s hard to tell which would be best/welcoming for someone not familiar with a particular gym or workout. It’s hard to go on MINDBODY and see “interval training” or “cardio burn” and know if it would be a full class of experienced exercisers. Some complaints I’ve seen for classes on mindbody too are that they are too full, which I’m trying to avoid.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Bill Herndon

“Dear PoPville,

I live in Brightwood in a typical Wardman rowhouse and recently received quotes from 2 different door companies – both affiliated with MAJOR nationwide companies, mostly known for windows – and 1 of them tried to add $750 for a DC work permit. Let’s call them Company A. I expected that the door would cost somewhere between $2500-$4000 since we wanted a quality door and the frame had to be replaced, and both companies provided a quote in that neighborhood. I was shocked that Company A tried to tack on an extra $750 for a work permit while the other company didnt see the need to have a permit at all. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“Dear PoPville,

I’m selling my house. My realtor is encouraging me to get rid of/stash my cats elsewhere while it’s on the market. Problem is, where does one stash cats? I am nervous about leaving them with friends (they are adorable, ruinous little creatures that claw, shed, and occassionally pee on rugs). Curious what people think–would they not buy a house if they saw two cats in it? Would they lower their bid?”

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We’ve got 230+ open houses occuring in the District this weekend, so take a look at our suggested options below and to view the entire DC Open House List, click here.

  • 6107 7th Place NW — $749,900 — Brightwood
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Heath Graves
    4-level 5 BR/4.5 BA brick end-unit home has a wide-open main level floor plan, fully-finished basement with 1 BR/1 BA and even a loft level with another 1 BR/1 BA.
  • 410 11th Street NE #17 — $650,000 — Hill East/Stanton Park
    Open Sat. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Geovanni Argueta
    “Spacious highly-coveted corner unit #17 — largest unit in the Harrison House Condo and with the BEST VIEW.”
  • 4501 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW — $379,900 — Bellevue
    Open Sat. 12-2 p.m. & Sun. 1-3 p.m. — Jessica Evans
    Charming 2-story interior row home has 2 BR/1.5 BA and a lush, green fenced-in backyard ideal for your furbabies.
  • 415 Decatur Street NW — $949,000 — Petworth
    Open Sat. 1-4 p.m. — Haluk Ensari
    Gorgeous 2,400+ square foot townhouse with exposed brick, coffered ceilings and a fully-finished lower level with rental potential has “2 BR/1 BA/wet bar/separate laundry, front & rear entrances.”
  • 229 17th Street SE — $565,000 — Barney Circle
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Harrison Beacher
    AS-IS estate sale for this 2 BR/1 BA “condo alternative” that will most definitely need some work to become 21st-century liveable again.
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116 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From a press release:

“Boundary Stone’s sixth annual barrel-aged beer competition will take place on​ Tuesday, September 10 from 6:30pm – 9pm, with VIP entry at 5:30pm.​ After five years of pitting local breweries against each other in a DC Beer Week competition to see who can create the best barrel-aged brew, the Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer is getting an extra kick this time around by pairing each of the six participating breweries with a liquor barrel from a local distillery.

General admission tickets for the event will be $30 in advance and $35 at the door and include a ​four ounce taster of all six beers in the contest, a voting token, and a full-sized draft beer from last year’s champions 3 Stars Brewery. VIP tickets are $60 and include all of the above as well as a Brewers Meet & Greet with complimentary snacks from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, a t-shirt with original artwork and a commemorative glass. Read More

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