Every week, one of our photographer colleagues goes to a party for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week, photojournalist Kate Warren checked out The Lot @ Union Kitchen, an outdoor venue in Northeast Washington for local musicians. Want to invite a photographer to your party? Email them at thescene@washpost.com.

Brothers Paul and John Thornley of the band U.S. Royalty perform an acoustic set at the Lot at Union Kitchen for a robust crowd of fans, despite the cold.


Dawn Hicks and Joyce Williams of Motisola’s pass Chaz Franklin some of their sweet vegetarian chili. Motisola’s is one of Union Kitchen’s resident culinary start-ups.


Matt Laslo shares a funny video with friends Sean NcVey and Katie Fischer (center) during a recent show.


A full crowd enjoys the crisp autumn air, local beers and food, and live music at the Lot at Union Kitchen.


Aubrey Ventilhelli (left) chats with Dance for the Dying guitarist Joshua Hunter as they await the start of his set.


Dance for the Dying lead singer M.C. Wolfe strikes the perfect pirate pose in swashbuckling style before the band’s set. Several attendees embraced the impending holiday with festive costumes.


GEMS songstress Lindsay Pitts hugs Donny Mazza to stay warm during Dance for the Dying’s set. Pitts is part of a burgeoning music scene gaining national recognition.


Local music fans Raleigh Clemens and Paul O’Brien use local brews to stay warm on a blustery evening.


Brendan Fischer and Joleen Rivera bundled up in rock show appropriate leather jackets during Fort Lean’s set.

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