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Events on the National Mall

Is there a site that tracks events happening on the National Mall? [more inside]
posted by grateful on May 20, 2014 - 2 answers

DC Cab (not the movie, but the taxi)?

A relative of mine needs to get from the Southwest area of Washington DC, to Union Station, around 3am tonight/Monday am. I haven't been here very long, and I've only caught cabs in cab ranks from the airport or flagged one down, never called one for a late-night pickup, so I don't know what's best. Looking at Yelp for taxicabs, they're full of zero-to-one star reviews and horror stories. So please help! How can I best and most reliably get someone from southwest DC to Union Station in the wee hours?
posted by theatro on Apr 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Looking for Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Recs in DC

Looking for recommendations for a CBT therapist in Washington, DC preferably near Chinatown/MetroCenter/Union Station/NoMA. Ideally takes BlueCross insurance. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jan 9, 2014 - 2 answers

Dog-friendly DC

I have yet another "where should I live in DC?" question, but mine has a dog park twist! [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Nov 26, 2013 - 16 answers

What's the likelihood of getting on a White House tour?

Good news: White House tours are being offered again. Bad news: availability is so limited that tours can't be confirmed until two weeks beforehand. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Oct 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Tap Shoes on the Capitol Steps?

The first day of tap dance class is on Monday, and due to an ordering snafu, the tap shoes I ordered online won't get here in time. Where in the DC/MD area can I buy a pair of tap shoes tomorrow? I'm a women's size 7.
posted by bluefly on Sep 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Great grocery stores in Washington, DC

This is likely the first in a series of questions about moving from San Francisco to Washington, DC. I will be living near Foggy Bottom/GWU. What are DC grocery stores -- bonus points for nearby, but not required -- in which one can expect to find great produce, great bread, and great meat? If anyone is familiar with SF, I'm really looking for something like Bi-Rite, if it exists. Is Whole Foods my best bet? Thanks.
posted by eugenen on Sep 4, 2013 - 23 answers

How can I get my place painted soonest?

I need to get my 2 BR apt in the Washington, DC area painted before I move in. But my only personal-networking options have fallen through: the co-op itself is presently too short-staffed, and it turns out the guy recommended by my realtor can't do it until August. I really need it painted ASAP--although I'd also like a neat, professional job. Is it realistic, to want to get it painted much sooner than August? If so, how can I go about finding a good and reliable painter or company, being new to the area? (Bonus if you have a painter/company in the area whose work you liked and you would recommend!)
posted by theatro on Jul 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Which neighborhoods should I be considering in the DC area?

I am moving to DC this fall to work in biglaw. The pay is high, but so are my student loans, which I would like to pay off ahead of schedule. Where should I live? Snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2013 - 22 answers

Restaurant recommendations near Dupont Circle (Washington DC)?

I moved to DC recently-ish, but haven't explored the restaurant scene very well. Now I have a friend coming to town next week, staying right near the Dupont Circle Metro station, and I could use some recommendations for places to eat. Can any locals help me out? [more inside]
posted by theatro on Mar 22, 2013 - 21 answers

Doing DC/Alexandria alone

In April I'll be attending a weeklong conference in Alexandria, VA and will likely be traveling alone. I've never been to DC. What can I do (safely and cheaply) by myself? [more inside]
posted by almostmanda on Jan 30, 2013 - 23 answers

Where to get a quietclassy drink in DC?

I'm looking for a quiet and classy hotel lobby in DC where a couple can have a drink tonight. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Nov 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Baby tips for car-free biking couple in Washington DC?

We're Brits in Washington DC about to have our first baby! We have bicycles but don't own a car (use Zipcar / taxis). All the standard baby-prep advice seems to assume owning a car... so do you guys have any tips for car-free baby living? In particular: car seats (for occasional use / quick installation), diaper services and bike trailers? Details inside! [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Nov 18, 2012 - 16 answers

I'm not biking this whole way just to take a picture in front of the White House.

Biking to Washington, DC, arriving Oct 19 and leaving the 21st. What should I do (bike-related and not) while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by vulgar_wheat on Oct 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Tattoo artist in NOVA or DC

I'm looking for recommendations for a tattoo artist in Northern Virginia or DC. [more inside]
posted by BigVACub on Feb 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Seeking Washington DC bars and restaurants that are great for groups

Can you list some bars and restaurants in DC that would be good for a group of 10-12, all 21+? I'm open to making reservations, but a) bars probably don't take them and b) it would also be nice to be able to descend on a location or two in a more impromptu fashion as the weekend develops. Neighborhoods and other relevant details within. [more inside]
posted by juliplease on Jan 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Where to eat, drink, and type in D.C.?

I'll be in Washington D.C. from December 26th to the 31st. I'm staying at the Omni Shoreham in Woodley Park. Please tell me about cheap vegetarian eats, good coffee shops and bars, and free wifi in my neighborhood and elsewhere. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Dec 22, 2011 - 23 answers

Where can I get a gorgeous white ink tattoo in Washington, D.C.?

Where is the best place to get a white ink tattoo in the Washington, D.C. area? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Dec 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Drinking Weekend Brunch in DC

Weekend brunch in Washington, DC with good or bottomless drinks? [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Oct 14, 2011 - 7 answers

DC area ok for Chinese students?

(Passed on from an ESL teacher friend of mine, who got the question from one of her students...) A group of Chinese businessmen will be coming to DC to study at Georgetown. Their company is arranging accommodation on Michigan Ave. NE, and they're 1) worried about safety, and 2) wondering what the area is like. [more inside]
posted by theatro on Sep 28, 2011 - 13 answers

Can you recommend an adult ADD doc in DC?

ADD/ADHD adult treatment recommendation in Washington DC. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Where to live in DC?

Moving-filter: Where to live in Washington, DC (or its surrounds)? [more inside]
posted by malthas on Nov 13, 2010 - 33 answers

What awesome things can 4 college students do the 30th in DC? (Yes, we know about the rally)

Awesome, secret, impossible-to-get-in-to things, Part II: 3 friends and I decided on a whim to drive out to D.C. for the Stewart/Cobert rally on the 30th. We'll be staying with friends (maybe in Philly, maybe in the D.C. area), so that's taken care of, but what else should we do? [more inside]
posted by niles on Oct 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Are glow-in-the-dark tattoos safe? Can I get one in Washington, DC?

Is it safe to get a glow-in-the-dark tattoo? What about a blacklight tattoo? Is there a reputable place in Washington, DC, where I could get either of those? I am looking for advice about those two in particular but welcome suggestions for any tattoo that would be hidden in an elementary school classroom. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Oct 5, 2010 - 8 answers

What's breaking the water mains in Washington, DC?

Are water mains more likely to break in the middle of summer? There have been many water main breaks in the DC area lately. [more inside]
posted by LightStruk on Jul 27, 2010 - 10 answers

dc shares

Does DC have cool collectives/sharing groups? [more inside]
posted by theflash on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking for a good therapist/couples counselor in Washington DC

My wife and I are looking for a marriage counselor and therapist in Washington, DC to help us through a rough time, and who can meet at odd hours. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Please help us begin to navigate DC

We're beginning to organize for a cross-country move to Washington, DC with a toddler. Please help us. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Are the Nationals Hot Stuff this year?

I'm planning on going to a Washington Nationals game on Thursday with a group of about 10 people. Should we buy tickets ahead of time? We just want the cheap $10 seats. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on May 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Arabic Bookseller in DC?

Do you know of any booksellers in the Washington, DC area that sell Arabic books? I'm looking for shops that sell fairly current novels and nonfiction written in the Arabic language. Also, it would be nice if it was accessible by public transport. Thanks.
posted by bluefly on Apr 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Miss Sofia Goes to Washington

What's good for a toddler to see and do in Washington, D.C., in early summer? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Sep 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me Find Out More About my Musical Neighbors

Can you recommend some blogs that focus on the music scene in Washington, DC? I'm interested mainly in hip-hop/funk/soul and indie rock (but not rap). [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Aug 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Inexpensive Picture Framing in DC

Inexpensive, quality picture framing shops in the DC metro area? [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Jul 21, 2009 - 5 answers

What did George Washington think of the name of Washington, DC?

Is anything known about what George Washington thought about having a city named in his honor? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Eco-friendly carpet cleaners? In DC?

Carpet Filter: My company in Washington, DC is looking for an eco-friendly company to come and clean our carpets. [more inside]
posted by alexherder on May 12, 2009 - 1 answer

Seeking a quiet Tryst.

Are there good coffeehouses for study/work on weekends in DC? I'm looking for someplace comfortable & quirky (not Starbucks) that isn't totally overrun -- think Tryst or B&P without the weekend mobs. Does such a place exist?
posted by Westringia F. on May 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Deserted beach camping in the DC-area

I'm looking for extremely primitive beach camping sites (preferably on the Chesapeake) in the DC/MD/VA area. I'm talking about places with no running water, no bathrooms, nothing but nature for miles around. Assateague Island's backcountry camping sites are a perfect example of what I'm looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by charmston on Apr 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Looking for bike brand recommendations and a place to buy in the Washington DC area

In the Washington, DC area, looking for bikes. Where should we go to buy, what bikes should we buy, and what questions should we ask? [more inside]
posted by smurdah on Apr 8, 2009 - 9 answers

What to do and see in Washington D.C.?

Heading to Washington, D.C. this week; what must I ABSOLUTELY see? [more inside]
posted by pised on Apr 6, 2009 - 36 answers

Take Your Pet To Work Day [DC Road Trip Edition]

Dog parks in DC? [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Mar 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Are there any cheap, reliable electronics shops in Washington DC?

Travel with Electronics to Washington DC filter: are there any reliable, inexpensive electronics shops in D.C. to find an AC-to-USB converter? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Affordable, boring housing in DC...yawn

Where do the home-bodies call home in Washington DC? [more inside]
posted by ginagina on Nov 6, 2008 - 14 answers

Cost of living in D.C.

I just received a job offer that would necessitate moving to DC. Is the offer sufficient? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2008 - 22 answers

Give me cupcakes or give me death!

Where can I find awesome cupcakes in D/FW, D.C., and Boston? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Sep 29, 2008 - 29 answers

What are the child-centric areas around Washington DC?

Can you point out some child-friendly/child-centric neighborhoods or areas in the DC suburbs? We would like to raise a free-range boy, and want a place where kids can, to a large extent, run free. [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Sep 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Dragon Joose it up!

Where to find Dragon Joose in the Washington DC area? [more inside]
posted by Bizurke on Jul 24, 2008 - 0 answers

Help me sell my used academic books for a good price.

Where can I find a used bookstore that will buy gently used academic books in the DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on May 29, 2008 - 6 answers

DC/NoVa/Baltimore Nightlife

I'll be spending January 1st-7th in Northern Virginia (Purcellville, specficially) with family. Looking for something fun to do in the DC, Northern VA, or Baltimore areas while there. [more inside]
posted by charmston on Nov 15, 2007 - 15 answers

DC picture framing?

Good art framing places in Washington DC? [more inside]
posted by raf on Oct 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Where can I get in one of them isolation tanks in DC?

Where can I go sit in an isolation tank in or around Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Sep 21, 2007 - 6 answers

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