Dupont Underground

Dupont Underground We're turning a truly unique urban space in D.C. — the forgotten trolley station below Dupont Circle — into a cultural destination.
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Excited for ShiQueeta, Citrine, Bombalicious Ecklaver to return to our stage as well as to welcome Vagenesis and Hunter ...
06/18/2021

Excited for ShiQueeta, Citrine, Bombalicious Ecklaver to return to our stage as well as to welcome Vagenesis and Hunter P. Cartier to tonight sold-out live drag show!

Excited for ShiQueeta, Citrine, Bombalicious Ecklaver to return to our stage as well as to welcome Vagenesis and Hunter P. Cartier to tonight sold-out live drag show!

06/10/2021
We love it, we love it, we love it…

DC’s Royals: A Celebration of Drag is shaking things up Underground thanks to spectacular entertainers:
Shi-Queeta-Lee Bombalicious Eklaver, Cake,
Sasha Adams Sanchez, India Larelle Houston, Indiana Bones and our partner, the Washington Blade.

Allow us to introduce you to Firefly's Everything bagel, stuffed with egg, cheese and bacon (optional), all wrapped up f...
06/09/2021

Allow us to introduce you to Firefly's Everything bagel, stuffed with egg, cheese and bacon (optional), all wrapped up for our...

Drag & Go Brunch on Sunday, June 13.
Doors open at 10:30 am
Live show 11 am - 1 pm

Menu features:
- everything bagel
- blueberry + chia see parfait with granola (DF/GF)
- mini liege waffles
- bottomless coffee, OJ, and water
- LIVE drag show (fun not optional)

Reserve your table today! Link in bio.

Allow us to introduce you to Firefly's Everything bagel, stuffed with egg, cheese and bacon (optional), all wrapped up for our...

Drag & Go Brunch on Sunday, June 13.
Doors open at 10:30 am
Live show 11 am - 1 pm

Menu features:
- everything bagel
- blueberry + chia see parfait with granola (DF/GF)
- mini liege waffles
- bottomless coffee, OJ, and water
- LIVE drag show (fun not optional)

Reserve your table today! Link in bio.

Looking for your #mondaymotivation? Start planning for #sundayfunday with our Drag & Go Brunch designed by Chef Molina o...
06/07/2021

Looking for your #mondaymotivation? Start planning for #sundayfunday with our Drag & Go Brunch designed by Chef Molina of Firefly.

June 13
Doors open @ 10:30am
Live drag show 11am - 1pm

Reserve your table today for a royally good time.
Link in bio.

Looking for your #mondaymotivation? Start planning for #sundayfunday with our Drag & Go Brunch designed by Chef Molina of Firefly.

June 13
Doors open @ 10:30am
Live drag show 11am - 1pm

Reserve your table today for a royally good time.
Link in bio.

Want to win a special #DCsRoyals prize pack from Absolut? Be the first to find the hidden drag queen head hidden at a lo...
06/04/2021

Want to win a special #DCsRoyals prize pack from Absolut? Be the first to find the hidden drag queen head hidden at a local bar.

Clue: Once a photography studio. This bar is known for its yellow duck mascot. The building now has two giant rainbow ducks painted on the outside wall.

It’s going to be a royally good time. 👑 Celebrate #PRIDE this month with our new exhibition opening tonight. DC’s Royals...
06/04/2021

It’s going to be a royally good time. 👑

Celebrate #PRIDE this month with our new exhibition opening tonight.

DC’s Royals: A Celebration of Drag showcases a mix of historic photos from the @washblade and DU’s interviews with DC drag icons @shiqueeta and @prettyboidrag. To top of the evening, enjoy a live drag show.

Tickets available through link in bio.

#dragculture #dcdrag #pride #lgbt

It’s going to be a royally good time. 👑

Celebrate #PRIDE this month with our new exhibition opening tonight.

DC’s Royals: A Celebration of Drag showcases a mix of historic photos from the @washblade and DU’s interviews with DC drag icons @shiqueeta and @prettyboidrag. To top of the evening, enjoy a live drag show.

Tickets available through link in bio.

#dragculture #dcdrag #pride #lgbt

Dust off your tiara and get ready to celebrate this June as our city re-opens in time for PRIDE.  Dupont Underground is ...
06/02/2021

Dust off your tiara and get ready to celebrate this June as our city re-opens in time for PRIDE. Dupont Underground is rolling out the red carpet with a new royal exhibit complete with LIVE drag performances and brunch. It's going to be a royally good time. Get the deets http://ow.ly/Uju850F1nC7

Dust off your tiara and get ready to celebrate this June as our city re-opens in time for PRIDE. Dupont Underground is rolling out the red carpet with a new royal exhibit complete with LIVE drag performances and brunch. It's going to be a royally good time. Get the deets http://ow.ly/Uju850F1nC7

Get a glimpse into DC's drag culture. The Washington Blade has opened up their archives to share historic photos. Interv...
05/26/2021

Get a glimpse into DC's drag culture. The Washington Blade has opened up their archives to share historic photos. Interviews with Drag Queen, Shi-Queeta-Lee & Drag King Pretty Rik E by Dupont Underground will also be featured.

Opening night: June 4, 2021
Hours: 5 - 10 pm
Tickets: $8

Reserve tickets through http://ow.ly/A8vz50EVT0s

#dupontunderground #washingtonblade #shiqueetalee #dcdrag #dc #dupontcircle #dragculture #pride
#dcroyals Pretty Boi Drag Shi-Queeta-Lee

Get a glimpse into DC's drag culture. The Washington Blade has opened up their archives to share historic photos. Interviews with Drag Queen, Shi-Queeta-Lee & Drag King Pretty Rik E by Dupont Underground will also be featured.

Opening night: June 4, 2021
Hours: 5 - 10 pm
Tickets: $8

Reserve tickets through http://ow.ly/A8vz50EVT0s

#dupontunderground #washingtonblade #shiqueetalee #dcdrag #dc #dupontcircle #dragculture #pride
#dcroyals Pretty Boi Drag Shi-Queeta-Lee

Artist at work 🌺Come to the space TOMORROW 05/14 to watch @sabrinarupprechtart finish the latest mural of the undergroun...
05/13/2021

Artist at work 🌺

Come to the space TOMORROW 05/14 to watch @sabrinarupprechtart finish the latest mural of the underground.

#happyhour #dupontunderground #mural #dc #dupontcircle #artist #tunnel #hiddengem #drinks

Re-think Dupont Circle ⭕️ Honorary Mention: The Flowers of Dupont Circle by team members from NY and ArgentinaFabián Llo...
05/12/2021

Re-think Dupont Circle ⭕️ Honorary Mention: The Flowers of Dupont Circle by team members from NY and Argentina

Fabián Llonch
Trisha Estuye
Lanhua Weng

The jury appreciated the studies and concept of the design, however did not believe it was feasible as a large scale project.

The process was done through a blind jury and it was a unanimous decision. To find out more, check out @dupontcompetitions

Tickets to the exhibit showcasing the top 10 design can be purchased through link in bio. ⬆️

#rethinkcompetition #dupontunderground #exhibit #design #architecture #newyork #dc #designcompetition #creative #urbandesign #publicspace

Re-think Dupont Circle ⭕️ Honorary Mention: Urban Layers ReconnectedBy KGD + OCULUS in Washington, DC@kgdarchitecture -M...
05/04/2021

Re-think Dupont Circle ⭕️ Honorary Mention: Urban Layers Reconnected
By KGD + OCULUS in Washington, DC

@kgdarchitecture -
Manoj Dalaya, Principal
D. Matthew Alexander, Project Manager
Olivia Haynie, Designer
@oculusstudios -
Don Hoover, Principal
Liam Butt, Senior Associate
Brian Flynn, Associate
Matt Walter, Designer

The jury described this project as ambitious and beautiful but unrealistic in the chances of it coming to life.

The process was done through a blind jury and it was a unanimous decision. To find out more, check out @dupontcompetitions

Tickets to the exhibit showcasing the top 10 design can be purchased through link in bio. ⬆️

#rethinkcompetition #dupontunderground #exhibit #design #architecture #london #designcompetition #creative #sculpture #publicspace

Re-think Dupont Circle ⭕️ Honorary Mention: People Made Dupont by a team from ItalyLucio BrodosiDaniel Catalogna Store C...
04/29/2021

Re-think Dupont Circle ⭕️ Honorary Mention: People Made Dupont by a team from Italy

Lucio Brodosi
Daniel Catalogna
Store Celli

This project caught the jury’s attention by its vibrant design that encouraged the involvement of the community in reimagining the space. The jury referred to it as, “democratic” and one that can come forward as an “art installation”.

The process was done through a blind jury and it was a unanimous decision. To find out more, check out @dupontcompetitions

Tickets to the exhibit showcasing the top 10 design can be purchased through link in bio. ⬆️

#rethinkcompetition #dupontunderground #exhibit #design #architecture #london #designcompetition #creative #sculpture #publicspace

Honorary Mention: Fields of View by Studio Six + A, Philippines Bea Candano @yellbea Stephanie Alimurung @stephanie.alim...
04/27/2021

Honorary Mention: Fields of View by Studio Six + A, Philippines

Bea Candano @yellbea
Stephanie Alimurung @stephanie.alimurung

The jury appreciated the designs and agreed there was multiple good ideas that showcased the potential the space has. However, they felt the design was too heavy and the entrance was not feasible with the budget.

The process was done through a blind jury and it was a unanimous decision. To find out more, check out @dupontcompetitions on IG

Tickets to the exhibit showcasing the top 10 design can be purchased through link in bio. ⬆️

#rethinkcompetition #dupontunderground #exhibit #design #architecture #london #designcompetition #creative #sculpture #publicspace

Golden Circle Specific Mention: Ripple by SmithGroup in DCPeter He, Maggie Hilgenkamp, David DongHyun Kim, Samantha Kim,...
04/22/2021

Golden Circle Specific Mention: Ripple by SmithGroup in DC

Peter He,
Maggie Hilgenkamp,
David DongHyun Kim,
Samantha Kim,
Bethany Mentz

The jury appreciated the thorough design thinking behind the Dupont Circle design concept, one that would benefit the circle as a model of public space and its potential.

The process was done through a blind jury and it was a unanimous decision. To find out more, check out @dupontcompetitions

Tickets to the exhibit showcasing the top 10 design can be purchased through our website.

#rethinkcompetition #dupontunderground #exhibit #design #architecture #london #designcompetition #creative #sculpture #publicspace

Design competition Golden Overall mention: Pixel by Studio Film in LondonFrancesca Heathcote-Sapey, Ivana Sirovica, Laur...
04/19/2021

Design competition Golden Overall mention: Pixel by Studio Film in London

Francesca Heathcote-Sapey,
Ivana Sirovica,
Laura Argentieri,
Ming Cheng

The pixels caught the eyes of the jury, they appreciated the attention to detail and recognized it could be a statement in terms of history, highlighting dupont circle’s background as a gay neighborhood.

The process was done through a blind jury and it was a unanimous decision. To find out more, check out @dupontcompetitions

Tickets to the exhibit showcasing the top 10 design can be purchased through link in bio.

#rethinkcompetition #dupontunderground #exhibit #design #architecture #london #designcompetition #creative #sculpture #publicspace

Come check out our new bar and the winning design for the Dupont Underground entrance!Our new exhibit, Architecture & th...
04/15/2021

Come check out our new bar and the winning design for the Dupont Underground entrance!

Our new exhibit, Architecture & the Question of Democracy is showcasing the top 10 designs of our Re-think Dupont Circle design competition, which includes re-imagining Dupont Circle through design change.

In addition, we are showcasing projects from Portuguese architects and architecture that speak to the title of the exhibit.

Reserve your tickets through the link below:

https://dupontunderground.org/

#dupontunderground #dupontcircle #competition #design #architecture #exhibit #bar #structure #redesign #rethink #dc #publicspace

Come check out our new bar and the winning design for the Dupont Underground entrance!

Our new exhibit, Architecture & the Question of Democracy is showcasing the top 10 designs of our Re-think Dupont Circle design competition, which includes re-imagining Dupont Circle through design change.

In addition, we are showcasing projects from Portuguese architects and architecture that speak to the title of the exhibit.

Reserve your tickets through the link below:

https://dupontunderground.org/

#dupontunderground #dupontcircle #competition #design #architecture #exhibit #bar #structure #redesign #rethink #dc #publicspace

Winner: Illume by a team from the Gensler DC office! We are excited to congratulate publicly: Carolyn SponzaKhalid Abiso...
04/11/2021

Winner: Illume by a team from the Gensler DC office!

We are excited to congratulate publicly:
Carolyn Sponza
Khalid Abisourour
Kenneth Cheston
Marcella Verchio
Zahraa Alwash
Jonny Peterson

Of the nearly 100 proposals from 15+ countries reviewed by our blind jury panel, one design stood out as “simple but powerful” that “allows for gradual evolution underground”. A design that is “minimal, feasible, poetic, yet practical”.

The process was done through a blind jury and it was a unanimous decision. To find out more, check out @dupontcompetitions

Tickets to the exhibit showcasing the top 10 design can be purchased through link in bio.

#dupontunderground #rethinkdupont #architecture #booklet #design #dc #gensler

Architecture and the Question of Democracy will exhibit:1. Portuguese Architecture: Identity & Opportunity – Examples of...
04/06/2021

Architecture and the Question of Democracy will exhibit:

1. Portuguese Architecture: Identity & Opportunity – Examples of Portuguese architects and their work to demonstrate the critical role architects can play in deliberating the evolution of cities by a democratic process through listening and understanding the citizen’s demands.

2. Alongside the Re-Think Dupont Circle Design Competition top 10 designs selected by the competition jury.

Reserve your tickets through the link in our bio, opening:

April 9th, 2021
4:00-8:00Pm

#dupontunderground #exhibit #architecture #design #Portuguese #identity #design #architects #democraticdesign #community

Dupont Underground has a new mural & a newly signed lease! We’re so excited to continue sharing the space with you, and ...
04/01/2021

Dupont Underground has a new mural & a newly signed lease! We’re so excited to continue sharing the space with you, and hosting more pop-up markets, events, exhibits and more!

Mural artist: @e_lopez_e assisted by @namblebee

Sponsor: @9barsdc
Photographer: @olivia.noss

Our new exhibit opening, Architecture & the Question of Democracy has been postponed to NEXT Friday, 04/09 @ 4pm.

Reserve your tickets through our website, link in bio.

#dupontunderground #mural #blacklove #womenshistorymonth #art #dc #dupontcircle #womensmarket #femmevend

Dupont Underground has a new mural & a newly signed lease! We’re so excited to continue sharing the space with you, and hosting more pop-up markets, events, exhibits and more!

Mural artist: @e_lopez_e assisted by @namblebee

Sponsor: @9barsdc
Photographer: @olivia.noss

Our new exhibit opening, Architecture & the Question of Democracy has been postponed to NEXT Friday, 04/09 @ 4pm.

Reserve your tickets through our website, link in bio.

#dupontunderground #mural #blacklove #womenshistorymonth #art #dc #dupontcircle #womensmarket #femmevend

Femme Vend, March 27/28 🌸The Women’s Market at Dupont Underground was an intersectional marketplace highlighting artists...
03/29/2021

Femme Vend, March 27/28 🌸

The Women’s Market at Dupont Underground was an intersectional marketplace highlighting artists and femme-run and owned businesses in the DMV.

Thank you to all of our vendors for participating this past weekend, and thank you to all of our visitors for continuously supporting us and small local businesses.

List of vendors:
@cow.print
@melroyart
@catalystproject
@flowergirlherbs
@thecozyexperience
@josh.elyn
@casahomedesignsandstudio
@enne.studio
@luciennewashere
@letteringwithmei
@khadija.jahmila
@truthstudios
@crazechameleonstudio

What’s next? Architecture & the Question of Democracy is opening this Friday, 04/02. Reserve your tickets through the link in our bio.

📸: @olivia.noss

#dupontunderground #femmevend #womensmarket #throwback #smallownedbusiness #womenshistorymonth #womeninbusiness

👀New mural is being unveiled to the public this coming weekend, during the Femme Vend on Saturday 🌸Mural artist: @e_lope...
03/26/2021

👀

New mural is being unveiled to the public this coming weekend, during the Femme Vend on Saturday 🌸

Mural artist: @e_lopez_e assisted by @namblebee
Artist’s website: www.edithlopezestrada.com

Thank you to @9barsdc for being a sponsor.

Reserve your free tickets through our website.

#dupontunderground #mural #blacklove #womenshistorymonth #art #dc #dupontcircle #womensmarket #femmevend

👀

New mural is being unveiled to the public this coming weekend, during the Femme Vend on Saturday 🌸

Mural artist: @e_lopez_e assisted by @namblebee
Artist’s website: www.edithlopezestrada.com

Thank you to @9barsdc for being a sponsor.

Reserve your free tickets through our website.

#dupontunderground #mural #blacklove #womenshistorymonth #art #dc #dupontcircle #womensmarket #femmevend

Continue to celebrate joy at The February Install with:@nicejobahk ‘s REFLECTIONS is a visual/physical tribute to the jo...
03/15/2021

Continue to celebrate joy at The February Install with:

@nicejobahk ‘s REFLECTIONS is a visual/physical tribute to the joy of unity and spiritual connectivity.

Reserve your tickets through our website, exhibit ends this weekend on 03/21 ❗️

📸: @olivia.noss

#dupontunderground #exhibit #art #dupontcircle #dc

Honor being unapologetic at The February Install, with:@sifu.sun ‘s Performance Installation, challenging themes of inte...
03/11/2021

Honor being unapologetic at The February Install, with:

@sifu.sun ‘s Performance Installation, challenging themes of internal and external ‘up cycling’- Rope made from recycled plastic bags and a plaster body

Reserve your tickets through our website, exhibit runs until 03/21.

📸: @olivia.noss

#dupontunderground #blackhistorymonth #exhibit #art #dupontcircle #dc #performance #video

Honor being unapologetic at The February Install, with:@golders_sin.exe ‘s Targeted System redux: NO APOLOGIES, a series...
03/10/2021

Honor being unapologetic at The February Install, with:

@golders_sin.exe ‘s Targeted System redux: NO APOLOGIES, a series of concrete and resin cast sculptures, stencil prints.

Reserve your tickets through our website, exhibit runs until 03/21.

#dupontunderground #blackhistorymonth #exhibit #art #dupontcircle #dc #performance #video #architecture

Honor being unapologetic at The February Install, with:@kensayhi ‘a Scanners, thermal imagery on architecture constructi...
03/09/2021

Honor being unapologetic at The February Install, with:

@kensayhi ‘a Scanners, thermal imagery on architecture construction

Reserve your tickets through our website, exhibit runs until 03/21.

📸: @olivia.noss

#dupontunderground #blackhistorymonth #exhibit #art #dupontcircle #dc #performance #video #architecture

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19 Dupont Circle NW
Washington D.C., DC
20036

Two blocks from Dupont Circle Metro (north side)

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Friday 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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