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From the December 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The new mural on the side of the Sushi Ko building at 2309 Wisconsin was inspired by a Japanese folk tale, says its creator, Georgetown resident Zachary Velazquez. “It was important for me to bring in content that was relevant to Japanese food or culture, but at the same time I didn’t want to paint a typical or overused concept,” says Velazquez, who recently earned a degree in studio art from New York University.

The story of Tamamo no Mae, the Jewel Maiden, involves an old, evil fox that transforms itself into a beautiful woman. The woman gets close to the Japanese emperor and saps his power, until a fortuneteller discovers her true identity, at which point the maiden turns back into a fox. In one version of the story, the fox is killed; in another, it turns into a death stone that kills anyone who touches it.

The Sushi Ko mural is based on a number of old woodblock prints depicting this legend, as well as other source material, Velazquez says. The work—which was scheduled for completion in mid-November—will be his second mural; the first is inside Georgetown’s Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson Street).

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From the December 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

A patron of Bourbon (2348 Wisconsin Ave.) has been charged with assaulting a staffer there. On October 24, a barback cut off service to a 24-year-old man and asked him to pay his tab, according to a police report. The man cursed the barback and a manager, then hurled a glass at the barback’s groin from about four feet away, the report states. The barback declined medical treatment at the scene.
The man fled the bar and was arrested in front of Gin & Tonic (2408 Wisconsin Ave.), according to police. He later pled not guilty to charges of assault and possession of a dangerous weapon (the glass). A status hearing in the case is scheduled for November 30.

 

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From the December 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Stand-up comedy comes to the Avenue on Thursday, December 2, when Angelico Pizzeria (2313 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a show featuring Marcus Brown, Ken Watter, Emily Ruskowski, Jessica Brodkin, and Royce Wynn. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost is $10.

Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a storewide sampling of holiday items and offerings on December 4 from noon to 3 p.m.

Invitees can sip champagne and preview goodies from the holiday gift shop at Hair Lounge Salon (2201 Wisconsin Ave.) on the evening of Wednesday, December 8. To be invited to this free event, email events@chicpr.com.

Jonah’s Treehouse (2121 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a holiday party on December 17. Details weren’t available at press time, but can be found at jonahstreehouse.com.

Town Hall (2218 Wisconsin Ave.) is offering an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve party package. Details weren’t available at press time, but can be found at townhalldc.com. The restaurant is also available for private holiday parties.

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From the December 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Blue Ridge (2340 Wisconsin Ave.) has launched some new weekly features. Every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. they’ll have a craft beer representative on hand to discuss a featured beer and give free glassware to anyone who orders it. When weather permits, Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is Yappy Hour in the back garden: dogs and their owners are welcome. Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is Stroller Happy Hour, with complimentary food and snacks for parents and kiddos. And from Sunday through Thursday, there’ll be a daily $12 blue plate special all night long.

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From the December 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub (2400 Wisconsin Ave.) will be an official drop-off spot for Toys for Tots in mid-December. Toys must be new, in their original packaging, and unwrapped. Local social service agencies will distribute the toys to children in need.

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From the December 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Georgetowne Lock has closed its 2201 Wisconsin Avenue storefront, but proprietor Lon Porter still offers 24-hour service through his Georgetown line, 202-625-7233. Asked why he closed his Glover Park location, Porter made joking reference to a political party in the recent New York governor’s race: “The rent is too damn high!” Porter provides discounts to senior citizens, members of the military, and those paying in cash.

Reported by Laurie England.

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From the December 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. (2418 Wisconsin Ave.) offers a special holiday catering menu featuring such delights as fresh smoked turkey, grilled fresh salmon, Aunt Flo’s mashed sweet potatoes, and Thai sweet chili and garlic sauce. Christmas orders are due by Tuesday, December 21 at 11 a.m.

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