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District Roundup: August 14, 2014

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Photo Credit: Momofuku

Momofuku. CityCenterDC. Prepare yourself. [Washingtonian]

Support your local business! Chris Cardi  and Soap Clothing are hosting the Fresh Factory Two Pop-Up Shop beginning at 3 p.m. this Saturday at Smith Commons on H Street. Men’s wear, women’s wear, and accessories will be available for purchase. [Instagram]

Love beer? Then you’ll love the 6th Annual DC Beer Week. Tons of beer-related events and specials will be happening throughout the city – and you can even attend a BrewHaHa at Old Ebbitt Grill next Friday, August 22! [DC Beer Week]

It’s the final weeks of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Free Summer Saturdays. The promotion runs through August 30. Get there early!

Racked has a great guide to affordable, quality manicures in the district. [Racked DC]

Sad restaurant news from downtown: Malaysia Kopitiam is closing this Friday. [Eater DC]

Lots of great concerts coming up this weekend, including Boyz II Men (Friday at The Fillmore), Tori Amos (Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall), and Arcade Fire (Sunday at Verizon Center). As of this writing, tickets were still available for each show. [Pollstar]

Sunday Snapshot: 14th Street, Washington, DC

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With a new apartment building, shop, or bar and restaurant opening nearly every month, the 14th Street Corridor in Washington, DC, is changing rapidly. The change has been so drastic that some blocks are practically unrecognizable from just a couple years ago.

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District Roundup: August 7, 2014

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Photo Credit: District Doughnut, Twitter

Brace yourself, Barracks Row! District Doughnut will be giving away doughnuts to the first 500 guests beginning at 6pm on Friday. You’ll probably need to get there early. [Twitter]

The fourth annual DC Zinefest happens this Saturday at St. Stephen’s Church in Columbia Heights. More than 50 zine makers, writers, and artists from around Washington, DC, and the United States will be showcasing their work. The event is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [DC Zinefest]

DC’s Summer Restaurant Week starts on Monday. This guide from Washingtonian will help you find the best restaurants for your buck. [Washingtonian]

DC’s Hugh & Crye has launched a Kickstarter to create the perfect fitted T-shirt for men. If the campaign is successful, the T-shirts will cost $20 (shipping included) and will be made in the U.S. [Kickstarter]

It’s a great weekend for big comedy in DC. Jerry Seinfeld performs at the Kennedy Center on Friday and Saturday and Jim Gaffigan performs at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on Saturday  in nearby Vienna, Virginia.

Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar is now open at 17th and U St NW. [PoPville]

And, finally, one last sweet treat for your week: District Style favorite Baklava Couture is offering 15% of all online orders until August 31. [Baklava Couture]

Sunday Snapshot: Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

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The fountain at Dupont Circle is one of the most photographed spots outside of the traditional tourist sites in Washington, DC.

Beyond that fountain, though, lies a neighborhood full of beautiful gardens, unique architectural gems, and local institutions. Above is a snapshot of what just one part of the neighborhood has to offer.

From top left to bottom right: sculptures on New Hampshire Avenue NW; a rose on 21st St. NW; ivy-covered steps on 21st St. NW; the patio outside Zorba’s Café on Connecticut Avenue; cactus on 21st St. NW; and books on display at Second Story Books on P St NW.