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Washington DC: when?

We are considering just after Christmas or the week of March 17. Which should we choose? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Aug 17, 2013 - 13 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

Best Coffee Shops for Writing in DC?

I'm a writer and I like to write in coffee shops. I'm looking for a coffee shop in DC. I live in Logan Circle and work downtown, but don't mind taking the Metro or a bus anywhere. I'm looking for something a little more low-key than Tryst. Any suggestions? I'd like free wi-fi and a graduate student vibe. No need for anything fancy. This is where I used to go when I lived in Philadelphia and I'd like to find something similar. Thank you!
posted by melodykramer on Jun 20, 2013 - 22 answers


My nephew is graduating high school and is headed to Washington DC for college! What would be a unique and useful gift to give him? [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Jun 12, 2013 - 40 answers

zerg-free hiking, june 2013 edition

I'm going to be in DC in mid-June, and me and a pal who'll be staying in Falls Church would like to go hiking somewhere nearby for around half a day. Does anyone have any scenic cicada-unscathed trails to recommend? Neither of us have a car but we can rent if necessary. [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on May 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me hang out a shingle.

Following on from this question, I have decided to start offering private, custom arts & crafts workshops. I'm hoping to find people who need someone to help them plan an art activity, bring the materials, and run the workshop-- so, birthday parties, homeschool co-ops, scout groups and the like. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to find them. [more inside]
posted by nonasuch on May 21, 2013 - 14 answers

Best way to get from Northern Virginia to NYC?

I need to get to NYC on a Friday evening. I work in Tyson's Corner, I live in Arlington, and I will have my car with me. I would rather not drive, and I don't live near the metro. What are my options if the earliest I can leave work is 4PM? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on May 13, 2013 - 7 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

What are some good things to do for a vacation in Washington, DC?

How can I best go about having an affordable vacation in Washington, DC over two days? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 30, 2013 - 26 answers

♫♫ What do you do with a BS in Physics? ♫♫

Three years ago, I graduated with a Physics degree. Since then, I've been working in a soul-crushing IT job. Realistically, what are my options to push my career forward? Help me find my passion. Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2013 - 11 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

What Are Your Rights When a Landlord Wants to Break a Lease?

Asking for a couple of friends living in Washington, D.C. They signed a lease and put down security deposits to rent a two-bedroom condo with move in on Saturday. The guy just called them and said that he's changed his mind, and he doesn't want to rent the place anymore and he is currently living there. What can they do about it since they haven't actually moved in yet? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 11, 2013 - 15 answers

What to do in DC next weekend?

I'm heading to Washington DC next weekend (March 15-18) and wondering if there are any cool events/exhibits going on. [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Mar 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Laptop Rental, Downtown DC, Local Shipping

My laptop is no longer able to travel. I need a backup for a meeting over the weekend. Does anyone in the DC area know of a company that rents laptops on a daily/weekly basis in the downtown area or close in? I'm in downtown DC and metro accessible is do-able; drives to gaithersburg/columbia are not. It's too late to get one shipped from many of the online companies. Any leads appreciated. Thanks.
posted by elle.jeezy on Mar 4, 2013 - 1 answer

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

What's a cheap price for airfare from WashingtnDC to London in May/June?

My wife and I are planning to travel from Washington, DC to London in late May / Early June, and I'm seeing round-trip ticket prices at around $1,050 per person ($1,250 for direct flights). That seems weirdly high to me, but we've never been there before and have no real basis for comparison. Am I booking too early in the year, such that waiting a month or two will probably net me better prices? Our plan is to fly out Friday night on a red-eye and return Sunday afternoon, so unfortunately we can't get midweek pricing. [more inside]
posted by Televangelist on Jan 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Stylist recommendations for shorthaired women in DC?

I need to find someone to cut my hair in DC. I’m a shorthaired and semi-androgynous hipster-lite lady in my late twenties. [more inside]
posted by vakker on Jan 19, 2013 - 11 answers

When to show up for a 6:30 flight from DCA?

I've got a 6:30 am flight from DCA this Wednesday. When do I have to show up? And how long will it take me via cab from Adams Morgan? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jan 14, 2013 - 9 answers

Beer Flights in Washington, DC

My GF's birthday wish was to go out for beer flights, and my Google Fu is failing me. I am looking for places in Washington, DC that serve beer flights and for bonus points that either have an awesome beer selection and/or more ambiance than a Gordon Biersch. (Note, I am not looking for places that just have awesome beer. I am looking for places in DC that have awesome beer flights available)
posted by forkisbetter on Dec 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Need a lawyer recommendation in DC.

Looking for a recommendation for a construction dispute lawyer and/or mediator for a property owner in Washington D.C.
posted by tinamonster on Dec 8, 2012 - 1 answer

Now? Do we buy the tickets now?!

We are going to Prague/Budapest in mid-to-late March. When should we buy tickets? (Now? Is it now?) And what's your favorite secret special travel site or best airline recommendation? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Dec 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees.

I'm tired of the cheap, shapeless, slapdash men's haircuts I get at chain salons. I definitely don't want (and can't take care of) expensive salon hairstyles. What's my haircut strategy? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Nov 24, 2012 - 43 answers

DC is fun!

I'll be in DC next/this weekend. Where should we eat, what should we see? Shorter events are appreciated! [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Nov 23, 2012 - 16 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

Good second-hand bookstores and record shops in Washington DC?

Good second-hand bookstores and record shops in Washington DC? [more inside]
posted by Grinder on Nov 16, 2012 - 10 answers

What do you mean you don't have any formal logic t-shirts?

Recommendations for Baltimore-area screen printing or online that delivers within a week? [more inside]
posted by mayurasana on Oct 21, 2012 - 1 answer

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

Physical therapists in the DC area experienced in treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

I am looking for a physical therapist in the Washington, DC area who has experience treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

We want football but not much else.

We're moving to a new place in DC and would like to explore television that includes watching NFL games and do not include just paying for a big ol' Comcast or DirectTV contract. Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor on Sep 16, 2012 - 8 answers

DC Metro question

I'll be visiting DC in several weeks for 5-6 days, doing a lot of the usual tourist stuff, staying at the Hyatt in Bethesda (partner will be attending a conference there). What is the best method for me / us for getting around DC on the Metro? They seem to have several smart card-like alternatives, and I am also wondering if there is a particular pre-pay plan that might be appropriate for visitors. Last but not least, would the Bethesda Metro station (beneath the Hyatt as I understand) have the kiosk necessary to purchase whatever best solution this thread recommends (is it a major enough station)?
posted by aught on Sep 12, 2012 - 25 answers

If you take a walk out in the street, chances are there's someone that you'll meet.

Becoming a "regular" at a bar or cafe: is that even a real thing? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Aug 20, 2012 - 105 answers

Need help with restaurants in Washington DC please.

Need help with two types of restaurants in Washington DC please. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Aug 15, 2012 - 33 answers

My rented basement apartment flooded and I can't live there anymore. What next?

I rent a basement apartment in Washington, DC in a neighborhood that recently experienced serious, repeated dirty water flooding due to issues with the water system (specifically, Bloomingdale). I evacuated amidst the first of three floods and I haven't lived there since. I don't believe I can move back in, so I'd like some help understanding what I am supposed to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Best route from Hartford, CT to Washington, DC

Driving a 14-foot UHaul from Hartford, CT to Washington, DC area (specifically Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD) this Saturday, July 28. Route suggestions? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jul 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Where to live on the East coast?

Help me pick an east coast city! Boston, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia or NYC? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em on Jul 21, 2012 - 16 answers

I Needs Me a Unicorn Bar (or three)

Tell me about your DC Unicorn Bar. Or finding the Unicorns in a city in general. [more inside]
posted by emilynoa on Jul 18, 2012 - 26 answers

Making the Most of Free Time

I've got an utterly free week coming up in DC. What should I do with my time? [more inside]
posted by troika on Jul 17, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me deliver a bacon-peanut butter-honey-and-banana birthday donut to someone in Washington, D.C.!

I would like to surprise a friend in Washington, D.C. for his birthday with a special treat; however, it's a donut made in a mom-and-pop store here in Dallas, and I won't be flying up there anytime soon. Can you help me figure out a hack for this? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Jul 12, 2012 - 21 answers

Sailing away from DC!

Do you know of any good places within a 2-hour commute of DC where it's possible to rent a sailboat and stay somewhere cheap for a weekend? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jul 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Nerd & Nerdling in the Nation's Capitol

Grown-up nerd and seven year-old nerdling are visiting Washington D.C. next week. ISO amusement, entertainment, novelty and awesomeness. Snowflakes aplenty inside. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jun 29, 2012 - 36 answers

East Coast trip from Boston to DC -- ideas?

I'm planning on visiting the East Coast this July -- the area roughly from Boston to Washington, DC. I don't really have a set plan yet, aside from visiting NYC for a couple of days (up to a week), hopefully visiting Boston for a few days, and hanging out along the Maryland/DC border for a conference. Travel tips/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 20, 2012 - 22 answers

What to do in DC

You're a local in DC and you have a weekday off. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Jun 4, 2012 - 28 answers

It took me three tries to ask this question successfully

How does Clear stack up against Verizon DSL? [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on May 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Moving to DC - How/When/Where?

How to find housing in the Washington, DC area? Specific concerns about neighborhoods and timing with school/employment inside. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on May 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Washington DC, get in my belly & iPhone

Spending a long weekend in D.C. Looking for off the beaten path restaurant, app suggestions & other recommendations. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on May 4, 2012 - 37 answers

Decent "corporate retreat" spaces in metro DC?

Decent "corporate retreat" spaces in metro DC? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Apr 30, 2012 - 6 answers

What do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium?

What are the quirks to living in Europe that will surprise me as an American and what do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 23, 2012 - 50 answers

Where should I be looking for 3+ bedroom, single-family homes (or townhouses) for rent in the DMV?

Where should I be looking for 3+ bedroom, single-family homes (or townhouses) for rent in the DMV? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Inclusive desserts, delivered, for average and cross-fit friends?

Paleo cupcake delivery in DC? Does not exist, but... [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

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