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Union Market Talks: Marriage and Taxes - Truth AND Consequences
Lobby Project Art Opening: Fawna Xiao
Transportation and Health Meetup
NPR Presents WORD: A Book Club of Extraordinary Women, Wine and Music
Rock n Roll Marathon

Lobby Project Art Opening Wednesday

Need hump day plans? Check out the fourth art opening at the Lobby Project, showcasing art from screenprinter Fawna Xiao for a night of great art, food, and people. Curated by the Washington Project for the Arts, the new exhibit will open on Wednesday,  March 5 from 6-8 PM in the lobby of 1200 First Street, NE. Complimentary wine and light hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Roti Mediterranean Grill will be served. Click here to RSVP for this free event.

For more information about the activation of the lobby at 1200 First Street, NE please visit

Moe's Southwest Grill Opens in NoMa

Moe’s Southwestern Grill opened at 1275 First Street, NE on February 20, with a line out the door of customers who wanted their Tex-Mex burritos, tacos, and queso. The location of this fast-casual chain, open daily 11 AM-9 PM, has seating for 82 people. 

Did you know that Moe's caters? Offering build-your-own taco, fajita or salad bar, or burritos, Moe's delivers customizable options with ingredients that please even the pickiest eaters. For more information about pricing and options, contact the catering manager, Danielle Barclay, at 1-888-950-MOES(6637) or Just for NoMa newsletter subscribers, receive free queso with your first order of 20 or more!

Moe's is currently accepting applications.

NPR Presents WORD: A Book Club of Extraordinary Women, Wine, and Music

NPR Presents brings you WORD: A Book Club of Extraordinary Women, Wine and Music  on March 6 through 8. This three-day events series will connect audiences with award-winning female writers at Studio 1, NPR’s 325-seat performance space. The WORD events are a live extension of the NPR special series “The Changing Lives of Women,” which takes a global look at the evolving realities of women’s lives. NPR Presents is a new national, multi-platform live events practice that furthers the mission of public radio through two-way conversations and intimate storytelling. 

1. When: Thursday, March 6, 2014;  doors open at 6:15 PM, showtime at 7:00 PM
What: Thirty Girls: A Conversation with Author Susan Minot and NPR Contributor Ellah Allfrey
Live music from blues musician Maritri Garrett 
Price: Tickets: $20, with a complimentary glass of wine

2. When: Friday, March 7, 2014; doors open at 6:15 PM, showtime at 7:00 PM
What: Life in Motion: A Conversation with Ballerina Misty Copeland and NPR Contributor/OZY Media Co-Founder Carlos Watson (in collaboration with OZY Media)
Live music from vocalist Maya Azucena
Price: Tickets: $20, with a complimentary glass of wine

3. When: Saturday, March 8 at 10:00 AM
What: Books Always Everywhere and Other Stories Read by NPR Hosts
Price: Tickets: $10, with a complimentary healthy snack, beverage and fun activities

 Kojo Show Features NoMa March 13 
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, typically recorded at WAMU in D.C., is coming to the NPR Headquarters in NoMa next week for a live recording of "Kojo in Your Community" focused on the NoMa neighborhood. This program aims to provide area residents with a forum to ask questions, make comments and share their community perspective. The live discussion will be Wednesday, March 12; doors open at 6 PM. Please click here to reserve your free tickets to the live discussion on Wednesday. If you can't make the live taping, be sure to tune in when it airs on WAMU 88.5 at noon on Thursday, March 13.
New Art Exhibit at the National Guard Memorial Museum
The National Guard Memorial Museum boasts a new exhibit by artist Dominic Fredianelli. A Michigan National Guardsman, Dominic returned from deployment in Operation Enduring Freedom with traumatic brain Injury as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. Dominic has created murals in Chicago and Santa Barbara, been part of an Emmy award winning film project, and exhibits at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. View more of Dominic's work here

Located at 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, the museum is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 AM-4 PM. Don't wait, the exhibit ends March 9.


RideScout, a free mobile app that offers point-to-point trip planning, makes traveling to and from NoMa easier than ever before. RideScout helps you plan travel by Metro, car2go, Capital Bikeshare, bus, taxi, rideshare, walking or driving, all from one app. Want to explore a side street or check out a new restaurant that a bit off the beaten path? Check RideScout for the best way to get there. If you're a Capital Bikeshare user, you can find a bike and available docks in seconds. Or if you like to take the bus, you'll find real-time arrivals in the app. 

RideScout is a free app available in the iTunes Store and Google Play Store.


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