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March 22, 2010 
 
 
Feelin’ Good!

How authentic is 80's Throw Back closing reception at G-40 in Crystal City going to be? We hear talk of an Atari Tournament, break dance competition, and MJ dance-off. Throw in Cosby Show repeats and we're golden. Plus, it's Bisnow Night! Be there this Saturday. Info

 
We joined The NFL Today’s James Brown as he signed his new book, Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living at the Washington Historical Society.
 

J.B. chronicles his life from a middle-class DC home to a Harvard scholarship and, since 1984, broadcast journalism. He tells us times have changed for women and minorities in sports: “Excellence is not unique to gender or race.”

 
Fashion for Paws (Apr 10)
 

Councilmember Harry Thomas, The Park at Fourteenth’s Anne and Mark Barnes, and developer Don Peebles (who may or may not be running for Mayor) came out to get their books signed.

 
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March Madness!

 

We stopped by ESPN Zone on Friday night for KIPP DC’s fourth annual March Madness 2010 Benefit. KIPP DC is a growing network of high-performing public charter schools in DC’s underserved communities, offering students outstanding educators, a challenging program, and lots of support. Here’s KIPP president Allison Fuller with founding principal Susan Schaeffer.

 
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Guests saw the opening round of the NCAA tourney, while enjoying a dinner buffet, silent auction, open bar, and ESPN Zone game card. Mystic guard/forward Marissa Coleman (in blue) is flanked by KIPP rep Vanessa Vedder, KIPP students Nathan Woods and Christina Sheffey, and Will Academy principal Jessica Cunningham.

Atlanic Media’s Tom Scurlock, developer Marty Doerschlag with wife Julie Doerschlag, and GETS’ Mike Semeraro. The Ohio State fans are no doubt planning where they’ll watch their team when it plays Tennessee in the Sweet 16 on Friday.

 

Atlas Corps’ Sara Potler, UNUM’s Rob LaHayne, Early, Cassidy, & Schilling’s Chris Douma, Kaiser Permanente’s Colleen Finley, and NC State’s Eric Finley.


Suited for Change!

 

We celebrated National Women’s Month at Old Town’s The Full Cup last Thursday, to benefit Suited for Change. Guests got complimentary massages, make-overs, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and goodie bags. We snapped Lashelle Davis and SRA International’s Marlene Hall browsing through the fun apparel.

 

With Foundations for Success, The Full Cup provides complimentary bra fittings and total breast awareness services. We snapped The Full Cup fitter, Mary Orban, with Cisco Systems’ Katie Keegan.

 

Suited for Change provides professional clothing and life skills to low-income women to increase their employment potential. Its Executive Director Tyna Gaynor is flanked by The Crave Company’s Wendy McAllister and PR guru Maurisa Potts.


Chefs!

 

This is the year of the Belgian chef! Honors have gone to Brasserie Beck and Café Belga, and now the Belgian Embassy chef, Jan Van Haute, won the Embassy Chef Challenge at the House of Sweden. The contest, which drew a crowd of 400, was organized by Cultural Tourism DC, and supports Washington heritage and the arts. Thanks to Ronald Baker for the photo.


Weddings!

 

We went to the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton last week for License to Wed, a reception celebrating the legalization of gay marriage, as guests looked at vendors that cater to gay couples who want to marry. We found Accenture’s Don Marion and Tony Dasilva with Marriott’s Chris Otway and student Noe Arteaga.

 

Many large area businesses have welcomed the new business, and guests saw a ceremony site set up with couples enacting a faux wedding in a Courthouse Chapel. Here, Howery’s Dennis James and Jonathan Tenhoopen.

Kristina D’Ambrosio and Makeda Saggau-Sackey contributed to this issue.


WHERE TO BE SCENE:

 

Saturday, March 27, from 8pm-midnight, join Crystal City BID and Art Whino for an 80's Throw Back Closing Reception at G-40: The Summit in Crystal City. Check out the New Brow art exhibition and enjoy all that is 80's with DJ LIL'e on the turntables. Prizes for best 80's outfit, an Atari 2600 Tournament on a giant projection screen, a break dance competition, and a Michael Jackson Dance Off. Truth Among Liars will customize your clothing and accessories with silkscreen designs, so bring items to be customized!  G-40 is located at 223 23rd St., Arlington, VA near plentiful free parking and a short walk from the metro. http://www.crystalcity.org/do/bisnow-night-at-g-40 . Info  

 

Monday, March 22, 6:00 to 8:30pm The Glamazon Diaries invites you to Glam in the City: Spring into Beauty at PR at Partners Metro Center (1001 G St, NW). Enjoy cupcakes, champagne, heavily discounted services ($30 blowouts, $40 hair cuts, complimentary Kerastase treatments, $9 Botox); and a spring hair and beauty trend review by, PR at Partners owner Jacqui Davis. RSVP at (202) 737-0909. info: http://www.theglamazondiaries.com/2010/03/youre-invited-glam-in-city-spring-into.html

Monday, March 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, join the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for the 25th Annual Mayor’s Art Awards at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 801 K Street NW. Finalists include outstanding artists that have shown influence in the community. Price: free, no RSVP necessary.

Tuesday, March 23, The RAMMYS Nomination Party is INVITATION ONLY. WE MISTAKENLY LISTED THIS AS OPEN TO ALL. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A PERSONAL INVITATION, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.

Tuesday, March 23 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, join Fashion 4 Paws model Barbara Merola for Cocktails 4 Canines, FunXion, 1309 F Street, NW, to raise funds for The Washington Humane Society. Drink specials. $10 suggested minimum donation.

Tuesday, March 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, join The Washington Post in celebrating the 4th Annual Peeps Diorama Contest, with the top peeps contest entries on display. Hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails will be served. Price: $20/person, RSVP: http://postfun.washingtonpost.com/node/365

Tuesday, March 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, join celebrity journalist, Cokie Roberts for an insightful question and answer session of her new book “We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters” and “Founding Mothers” at Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, 144 Constitution Avenue NE. Price: $10/person, RSVP: www.sewallbelmont.org/mainpages/aboutus_events.html.

Tuesday, March 23 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, bring your pooch out for a Dog Happy Hour at Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, 480 King Street. Owners will be treated to cocktails and “tavern bites” and pups complimentary dog treats. Price: free, info: 703.842.2790 or www.monaco-alexandria.com/hotel-restaurant/index.html

Wednesday, March 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, join ADAP Advocacy Association for a Wine Tasting Benefit to help raise money and awareness for people living with HIV/AIDS. Price: $25/person – tax deductible. RSVP: www.123signup.com/register?id=mtxvj.

Wednesday, March 24 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM, join Fashion Fights Poverty for an Exclusive Luxury Silent Auction to benefit the organization at Senate Square Towers – Senate Square (rooftop), 201 I Street NE.100% of proceeds will benefit Woodrow Wilson High School’s Clothing  and Textile Program & Aid for Haiti. Price: free, RSVP: rsvp@fashionfightspoverty.org

Wednesday, March 24 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM, join DC Scores for its Soccer Ball, an annual fundraising gala featuring cocktails, music, and a silent auction held at Union Station’s East Hall, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE. 100% of proceeds from the Soccer Ball will directly support DC Scores sports education programs. Attire: cocktail. Price: $95/ticket

Thursday, March 25 from 6:30 – 8:30, join celebrity, Robin Givhans for a special book signing of her first book: Michelle: The First Lady, the First Year at Lord & Taylor, Chevy Chase 5255 Western Avenue NW. Cocktail reception to follow signing, price: $35/member - $24/non-member. RVSP: http://washingtondcfgi.tix.com

Thursday, March 25 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join fellow metro tweeters at Twestival, a face-to-face meet up of those you follow along with the area’s hottest social media circle at Shadow Room, 2131 K Street NW. Open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres will be served. Price: $20 - $125, RSVP: 202.887.1200 or info@twestival.com

Thursday, March 25 from 6:00 – 11:00 PM, join Morton’s Steakhouse of Tysons as it partners with Paul Norman and the USO of Metropolitan DC for Hoops for Troops honoring wounded warriors recovering at Walter Reed Army Hospital.  Enjoy four course signature cuisine and fine wine while viewing the 2010 NCAA semi-finals on the 9-foot screens. Reception, dinner and game. Price: $275 includes dinner for one plus dinner for one wounded warrior. Please RSVP to (703) 883-0800.

Thursday, March 25, from 6-10pm Tigerlily Kick Off for Breast Cancer at Josephine (1008 Vermont Ave NW).  Mingle with DC’s elite and NFL athletes.  Jason Campbell, Kedric Golston, Lorenzo Alexander, and MC Angie Goff.  Tickets are $45 regular admission and $95 VIP admission.  For tickets and more info http://www.tigerlilyfoundation.org/bckickoff.html

Thursday, March 25 from 6:30-8:30 PM, join Hugh & Crye for a charity event at Social, 1400 Meridian Pl NW, benefiting Martha’s Table.  Donate ill-fitting dress shirts that have been delegated to the back of the closet, and receive a 20% discount from Social and a 10% discount off Hugh + Crye merchandise. The event will also showcase portrait photography from local photographer, Mark Silva. Beer, wine, and passed food will be complimentary.

Thursday, March 25 from 11:30 – 1:00 PM join Work It, Girl’s Lunch, Laugh, & Learn starring Becky Lee from Becky’s Fund at the Hyatt Regency – Reston Town Center, 1800 Presidents Street Reston, VA. Work It, Girl! Networking is NoVa’s newest young professionals business networking organization. Price: $35 to, “laugh a bit, learn a lot, and grow your business family!”  For more info on attending or becoming a vendor: www.workitgirlnetworking.com

Friday, March 26 from 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM, spend the night on the dance floor at G-40:The Summit with live performances by SEE-I one of the East Coast’s premiere party bands. Original roots, rock reggae in Crystal City at 223 23rd St. Free. http://www.artwhino.com/g40/

Friday, March 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, visit “Hoops & High Heels” preview night at the Junior League of Washington's 18th Annual Tossed and Found Sale at the Crystal City Shops, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington.  Guests will be able to enjoy “March Madness” with a great night of shopping, NCAA Basketball on big screen televisions, cocktails, appetizers, and a silent and live auction. Price: $45 at the door or can be purchased in advance for $40 at www.jlw.org.

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