- D.C. Space, in 1979. (Photo: Anice Hoachlander for the Historic American Buildings Survey/CC)
Over the past year, the free D.C. Music Salon discussion series has covered the 9:30 Club, Duke Ellington, Good to Go, and various other topics related to music in the District. Next month the salon, created by Washington Bach Consort executive director Marc Eisenberg, will celebrate its first anniversary with a program on d.c. space, the bar/concert space/restaurant/gallery/movie house that once lived at 7th and E Street, NW.
The salon, which will take place on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Shaw Library, should be a great evening for those who frequented the beloved creative hub, which opened in 1977 and closed its doors in 1991, as well as those who've only ever know the building at 443 Seventh St. NW as the home of the Chinatown Starbucks. The owner/co-founder of d.c. space, Bill Warrell, its booker, photographer.artist Cynthia Connolly, and others will gather to talk about the place, answer questions, and show some old photos and video footage. While you're waiting for the date to roll around, check out some amazing back-in-the-day photos of the venue's many characters, from photographers Dot and Charles Steck.