It’s Fringe Festival time in DC… Fringe Festival was created to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by creating outlets and spaces for creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary performance in the District. My friend of oh so many years Javonne Randle works with an actress at Napoleon Bistro in Adams Morgan that was starring in a play at The Warehouse Theater at Fringe. Luckily, it was a few short blocks from my place. I finished up work, pulled it together, let my hair down and ran down the street to meet Javonne at New York Avenue Beach Bar before popping next door to the theater for the play.
We shared a frozen margarita, both of us grabbing our heads from brain freeze and scurried into the theater. The play was already underway so we fumbled around in the dark until we found two seats and got right into it. I can’t tell you the name of the play or who was in it because it was dark as night in that theater and we never got programs but it was extremely thought provoking and the actors were wonderful!
After the show, my friend Veronica met us back at New York Avenue Beach bar for a frozen something or other. Now, I really like NY Ave Beach Bar but there are these fans that mist water and need I say more?? I can’t get misted by water with this hair! The mist didn’t stop the party, I just avoided those fans like the plague. We watched people play volleyball and jumped around a bit to the music. If you’re looking for something different to do in DC, the Beach Bar is really cool as long as you don’t have a fresh blow out! And check out Fringe Festival at www.capfringe.org.
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New York Avenue Beach Bar is located at 645 New York Avenue NW