Archive for May, 2012

Until the end of 2012, you can pay $59 at BodySmith (2200 Wisconsin Ave.) and get a one-month pass for as many yoga classes as you can handle. If you’d just like to dip your toe in the water, the gym is also currently offering another special: 10 days of classes for $10. BodySmith’s regular rate for unlimited classes is $99 per month. For more information, call 202-333-7703 or email gloverpark@bodysmithdc.com.

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Until Monday, May 21, Balance Gym (2121 Wisconsin Ave.) is offering two online deals: a $25 coupon good for five boot camp sessions or a $59 coupon good for a two-month gym membership. The membership comes with the option to continue month-to-month at $69, which is $10 lower than the gym’s advertised rate.

A third deal, on Crossfit classes, is offered for Balance’s non-Glover Park locations. All the coupons must be redeemed by August 14.

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From recent police reports:

1. In the early morning hours of April 13, a resident of The Carillon House Apartments (2500 Wisconsin Ave.) brought home a woman he’d met that evening at a bar. After certain intimacies, he walked her to the door and then went back to sleep. When he woke up, his laptop and camera were missing, as was $200 in cash.

2. On April 24 around 3 pm, a man left his iPad 3 unattended on a table at Starbucks (2300 Wisconsin Ave.) for 10 minutes. When he came back, it was gone.

3. On April 30 at 5:00 pm, a man left $800 in a locker at Washington Sports Club (2251 Wisconsin Ave.). When he came back at 6:15 pm, the money was gone. Police records don’t specify whether the locker was locked.

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For Profit, a stage play by and starring Ohio actor Aaron Calafato, will be performed at Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Ave.) on Friday, May 11, at 6 p.m. The play—a dramatic monologue in the style of Mike Daisey or the late Spalding Gray—is based on Calafato’s troubling experiences as a recruiter for a for-profit university.

In the sales job, Calafato was pressured to enroll “poorly prepared students for expensive degree programs that would leave them heavily in debt, all so he could make sure he himself had money he needed to keep paying off his own student loans,” writes the Chronicle of Higher Education. The play examines the morality of for-profit higher education. “Profit is great,” Calafato told the Chronicle. But “I’m trying to talk about a message: For-profit at what cost?”

Tickets for the play, which cost $13.59 each, are available online at forprofit-srch.eventbrite.com.

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Today, Amazon Social is offering a coupon worth $20 for dine-in or carryout (i.e., not delivery) at Angelico’s (2313 Wisconsin Ave.). The coupon, which costs $10, is good at the Glover Park location only.

Meanwhile, Restaurant.com is offering a coupon worth $25 for dine-in at Heritage Thai Asian Bistro (2400 Wisconsin Ave.). The coupon, which costs $10, must be presented before ordering.

Reported by Laurie England

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The new owners of JP’s Night Club (2412 Wisconsin Ave.) intend to return nude dancing to the club’s long-vacant former home. Paul Kadlick, a representative of the ownership group, will discuss the group’s plans at the May meeting of ANC 3B.

JP’s operated as a strip club from 1986 through January 2008, when a fire destroyed its original building. In the intervening years, the building has been replaced and the business sold. A group of neighbors and the ANC opposed the dormant club’s liquor license renewal last year. Though the license was renewed, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board did impose new limits on the club in the process, forbidding it from offering live entertainment before 5 p.m. (Dancers at Good Guys at 2311 Wisconsin Ave., Glover Park’s other strip club, can start work at 11 a.m.)

According to news reports and public documents, Kadlick is also opening a strip club in Ivy City over neighborhood protests. That establishment, located at 2046 West Virginia Ave., NE, will include a sports bar, a game room, and a restaurant along with nude dancers, Kadlick told TBD.com last summer. “We’re going to be a very upscale club.”

Other items on the ANC agenda include an update on Wisconsin Avenue streetscape project and a discussion of potential bus stop consolidations on the D1, D2, and 30’s routes. The ANC meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday May 10 at Stoddert Elementary School.

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Balance Gym (2121 Wisconsin Ave.) is honoring DC Fit Week by offering a few of their exercise classes at no charge. Here’s the schedule of the free classes:

Tuesday, May 1: Power Yoga at 7 PM
Wednesday, May 2: Morning Rush at 9:30 AM
Thursday, May 3: Balance BootCamp at 6PM
Friday, May 4: Power Yoga at 12 PM
Saturday, May 5: Balance BootCamp at 9:30 AM

If you’d like to take a class, you must sign up in advance. To do so, call 202-965-2121 or visit the gym’s website.

Reporting by Laurie England

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