Montree and Lisa J of November Morning at The Wharf on Sept. 28, 2019. (Photos by Mark Caicedo)
I’m regularly reminded of the perseverance, determination, and drive that musicians possess — the hours on the road, the uncertainty of audience acceptance, and even when it may all seem pointless, the energy to keep going. It’s not just new, young artists hungry for success who may harbor doubts; that insecurity can afflict anyone at any time. And although talent is indispensable, hard work, a creative spark, and the urge to share are key to overcoming those doubts.
But it sure doesn’t show if local DC duo Lisa J and Montree, together known as November Morning, possess any hesitancy.
World Central Kitchen serves paella to guests checking into Dine-N-Dash 2019 at the National Union Building on June 12, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Nonprofit World Central Kitchen, established by Chef José Andrés to feed people after global disasters, held its top fundraising event recently, drawing hungry hoppers to more than 30 DC restaurants in Logan Circle, Penn Quarter, and The Wharf to dine and dash through curated meals and drinks.
As ever, this event was a lot of fun, and everyone left with full tummies and high spirits.
Kabir Amir, owner and sommerlier, pours at Flight. (Photo courtesy Dine-N-Dash)
José Andrés and World Central Kitchen have recruited 30 restaurants to participate in the annual Dine-N-Dash fundraising event to benefit the nonprofit global charity as restaurants at The Wharf, located in Southwest DC, join the event for the first time on Wednesday, June 12.
The Anthem’s marquee (Photo by Paivi)
The Anthem, 9:30 Club’s majestic new sister venue at The Wharf, hosted two soft opening dates this week on Sunday and Tuesday prior to a friends and family party Wednesday and its grand opening tonight.
Parklife DC attended the second soft opening date on Tuesday, when Andrew WK partied hard in a wonderfully raucous concert, and we can report that the space is *beautiful*. It’s like someone scooped up a freshly built stage from an arena and deposited it into a shiny new Grand Central Station building with three levels of impressive views and lots of creature comforts, big and small.
Seating chart of The Anthem in DC at 6,000-person capacity (Art courtesy IMP)
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With a program dubbed Super Excellent™ Seats, The Anthem (901 Wharf St. SW, DC), the big sister venue to 9:30 Club, strives to keep the best seats in the house out of the hands of scalpers, vowed owner IMP Seth Hurwitz.
Dave Grohl and Seth Hurwitz tour the construction site for The Anthem in DC. (Photo courtesy IMP)
The Foo Fighters will headline opening night at The Anthem, the upcoming sister concert venue to 9:30 Club, announced IMP, the independent promotions company that owns both, on Monday.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16, at 10am ET for the show on Thursday, Oct. 12 via Ticketfly.com. Tickets also are available at the box offices of 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and Lincoln Theatre during normal business hours.
Artist’s rendering of condo and apartment spaces in Phase 1 of The Wharf redevelopment (Art courtesy of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront)
The promotions and production company that owns the 9:30 Club yesterday revealed more details of its sister club, officially set to open on Oct. 12, 2017. Owner IMP did not disclose if the concert hall, named The Anthem, will host a band or other event that day.