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The Scene Bisnow
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October 26, 2012 
 
 
Men Against
Breast Cancer!

 
Last night we stopped by Men Against Breast Cancer Think Pink & Blue Fashion Awards & Reception to raise awareness of the important role men play when women they love get breast cancer.
 
We snapped ‘Skins D-lineman Chris Baker, owner Dan Snyder, and his wife breast cancer survivor Tanya, the NFL spokesperson for its A Crucial Catch breast cancer awareness initiative. They’re with Marc Heyison, who founded Men Against Breast Cancer in honor of his mother’s victorious battle with the disease, and his wife Tanya.
NBC4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer took to the runway to show his support for the cause, summarized by Marc Heyison’s quote from Gladiator: “What we do in life, echoes an eternity.”
Men Against Breast Cancer vice chair Robert DeWolfee, Hammer & Nail Exteriors’ Kim Chaikin, and all-time ‘Skins great Brian Mitchell
When Comcast SportsNET’s Chick Hernandez said his wife didn’t want to be called a breast cancer survivor, emcee WUSA 9’s Andrea Roane suggested breast cancer warrior. We snapped her flanked by Ratner chief Ann Ratner and marketing guru Amy Sommerhoff.

Community of Hope!
 
Community of Hope had a festive reception at Columbia Country Club. Its exec director Kelly Sweeney McShane is flanked by the event organizers, Borger Management prez Tom Borger with wife Gerry and Fort Myer Construction’s Chris Kerns with wife Landon School’s Carole. Community of Hope, which won this year’s Wash Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, gives healthcare, housing, and support for low-income and homeless DC families.

Georgetown!
 
Great festivities to welcome back the Georgetown harbor, with an opening party at Tony & Joe's and Nick's Riverside Grill. Here, football legend Sonny Jurgensen and restaurateur Tony Cibel.

New Suits!
 
We joined a big crowd at the opening of DC’s newest custom suit maker, NY clothier Michael Andrews Bespoke at Dupont Circle. We snapped The Ransom Co’s Robert Ranson, with Peter Rivas, Kate Michael and DLA Piper’s Andrew Stein.

Caribbean Casino Night!
 
We went to PS Charities’ Caribbean Casino Night at City View Room. More than 125 guests, including cancer survivors and doctors, attended to provide short-term financial assistance—especially for military families—with unexpected costs incurred in treatment at GW’s MFA Breast Care Center and Katzen Cancer Center. Here, GW Breast Care’s Dr. Christy Teal, PS Charities’ LuAnn and Mike Dean, and Beth Israel Medical Center’s Dr. Joseph Dayan.

Made In America!
 
Last night we went to Bethesda's Urban Country for Made In America, auctioning items from Bethesda Row merchants and restaurants benefiting wounded warriors at Walter Reed running in Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon. We snapped LEE Industries’ Norman Coley, Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Vets’ Genna Griffith, wounded vet Lt. Cameron Kerr, the store's owner Rachelle Roth, and Hickory Chair VP Drew Sweeney.
Mary Kate Rasa and Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.

WHERE TO BE SCENE:
 

Friday, October 26, 7:00- 10:00 PM, DC Prep’s Back to School Bash at Edgewood Elementary, 708 Edgewood St, NE. $100, includes drinks, food, and dancing, info.

Friday, October 26, 6:30 PM, theatreWashington’s Star Gala & Auction at Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. cocktails, cuisine, live and silent auctions, and awards. $290, info.

Friday, October 26 – 28, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Craft2Wear’s Show & Sale of Wearable Art at Nat’l Building Museum, 401 F St, NW. Advance Chance Party has hors d’oeuvres, music, modeling, sale of clothes, jewelry and accessories; benefits the Smithsonian. $50, info

Friday, October 26, 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, join BYT & The Temple of Doom Halloween Spectacular at the Sphinx Club, 1 Franklin Sq. NW. Hypnotists, Scaryoke, Cocktails. $20/advance, $25/day-of, info.

Friday, October 26, 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM, visit The Witches Soiree a Halloween Event at Sax Lounge, 734 11th St. NW. 1st hour has free drinks, table res specials, show, music, costumes. $30, info.

Friday, October 26, 8:00 PM, Halloween Bash at The W POV Rooftop Lounge, 515 15th St. NW. Benefits Wash Humane Society. Costumes required! $40, live performances and prizes, info.

Saturday, October 27, 7:00- 11:00 PM, ROCKtoberFête: The Wildest Party in the West! at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd, Vienna. music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, open bar; supports Wolf Trap Education Programs. $66/members, $75/non-members, info.

Saturday, October 27, 10:00 PM-3:00 AM, Halloween Costume Party at Masa 14, 1825 14th St. NW. specialty foods and drinks, info

Saturday, October 27, 9:00 PM- 12:05 AM, Halloween Boo Cruise on the Spirit of Washington. food, entertainment, haunting late-night views of DC. $44.90, info.

Saturday, October 27, 12:00-3:00 PM, Pumpkin Carving Party at RIS, 2275  L St, NW. Taste seasonal specialties while carving. benefit DC Central Kitchen. $20 suggested donation, info.

Saturday, October 27, 9:00 PM-1:30 AM, Halloween Party & Costume Contest at Black Jack, 1612 14th St, NW. Drink specials and entertainment. $15/with a costume, $20 without, info.

Saturday, October 27, 9:00 PM- 1:00 AM, Halloween at Carnegie Library, 801 K St, NW. Access to three different parties with bands, DJs, open bar, and movie theatre. $65, info.

Saturday, October 27, 6:00 PM, 2012 Chamber’s Choice Awards Gala at Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW. Celebrate the best of DC business. $300/members, $500/non-members, info

Sunday, October 28, 1:00 PM, Special Screening: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Nat’l Museum of American History, 1400 Constitution Ave. Screening followed by a panel discussion, info.

Sunday, October 28, 1:00-4:00 PM, Snail of Approval  Award Party at Policy, 1904 14th St NW. Recognize the dedication & craft of local eateries & artisans. $40/members, $45/non-members, info.

Sunday, October 28, 6:00-9:00 PM, Hair to Heal Runway Hair Show at The Ballroom, 5521 Landy Ln., Bethesda. Supports Look Good Feel Better, teaches beauty tips to women with cancer. $40, info.
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