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Miss America!

We had a great long weekend and hope you did, too. Send us your vacation pictures to thescene@bisnow.comLast night we went to the Miss America dinner at Carmine's.

All 53 Miss America contestants (50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the current Miss America) are in DC for some pre-pageant events and a White House visit before they head to Atlantic City for the pageant. We snapped Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett, Miss Maryland Jade Kenny, and Miss District of Columbia Teresa Davis.

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Gray Television's Kevin Latek, Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell, current Miss America Nina Davuluri, Miss America Foundation development president Tammy Haddad, and Duke of Edinburgh Intl Award USA exec director Josh Randle.

Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson and Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison.

Miss Tennessee Hayley Lewis, Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart, and Miss Maine Audrey Thames.

  
  
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Labor Day Party!

We went to a Labor Day Party at Toro Toro. We snapped The Economist's Earnest Derry III, NTCIC's Kathleen Galvan, and Garrison & Sisson's Christopher Manning.

The party went until 4:00am with Mediterranean music by Caseo & Ivan. Here, Dolci Gelati's Gianluigi Dellaccio, UN Foundation's Anastasia Dellaccio, and Vignola Gourmet's Ashley Vignola.

Fannie Mae's Tim Gargan, web designer Rita Magnera, Garrison & Sisson's Matt Schwartz, and DLA Piper's Andrew Stein.

Hosts JBC Events' Roxanne Bannon and Jad Bouchebel and You Successful You's Jana Sedlakova.

  
  
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Pop Up BBQ!

We went to Hill Country's Pop-Up Barbeque on the lawn at The National Building Museum, the last of the summer BBQ and concert series. The New York Funk Exchange grooved while folks listened from tree logs and picnic tables. We snapped AOPL's Rekha Chandrasekher, gov employee Michael Sherman, Mary's Center's Dana Goldenberg, and Catholic U's Julia Quinn.

Guests sipped on Texas beer like Shiner Bock Ruby Redbird and Southern-inspired cocktails. Here, PWC's Kathy Leslie, Dusty Andrews, Mel Kennedy, and Danny Rowe.

Under the tent, Hill Country served award-winning country cooking: smoked BBQ sandwiches, corn bread, mac, and potato salad. Here, Brian Principato, The Cobalt Company's Ashwin Jaiprakash, and The House's Evan Chapman.

Send your Labor Day photos to thescene@bisnow.com.

Alfredo Flores and Liz Ovits contributed to this issue.

  
  
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WHERE TO BE SCENE:

Saturdays in September, 6:00 PM, VIDA Skyline Ride, an intense interval-based spin class; 8:00 AM, VIDA Splash Zumba Swim Class; 8:45 AM, VIDA Summer Sunrise Workout Series. On the Sundeck of VIDA, U St. and soon SW Waterfront. $125/ five or $30/single, info.

Tuesday, September 2

5:00 - 11:00 PM, Soft Opening of DC Harvest, 517 H St. NE. Sampling of the dishes on the opening menu. Free, .

8:30 PM, Movies Under the Stars at Bethesda Row, Bethesda Lane. Screening: Midnight in Paris. Free, info.

12:30 - 1:30 PM, Lunch Hour Yoga at Georgetown Public Library, 3260 R St. NW. Free, info.

Wednesday, September 3

7:30 PM, Press. Play. Repeat. at The Loft at 600 F, 600 F St NW. Ste 300. DC's premiere long-form improv comedy troupe. $8, info.

12:00 - 2:00 PM, Picnic in the Park at Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Ave. and K St. NW. Chairs, games, prizes, table tennis tournament. Free, info.

Thursday, September 4

5:30 PM, Music on the Lawn at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Larry Brown Jazz kicks off the season on September 4. Free, full schedule here.

5:00 - 8:30 PM, Phillips After 5 at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW.  Jazz, gallery talks, modern art, and a cash bar. $12/adults, $10/students, free/members, info

5:30 - 9:30 PM, InTheCapital's #DCFest at The Fairgrounds, 1299 Half St. SE. Young professionals celebrate living, working, and playing. $18, info.

7:00 - 9:00 PM, Vinyasa to Vino 2 at Hierarchy, 1841 Columbia Rd. NW. Yoga + wine tasting! $20, info.

6:00 PM, Book Signing: William Seale, author of The Night They Burned the White House, and prolific painter, Tom Freeman, hosted by The White House Historical Association, 1610 H St NW. Free, info.

Thru September 7 (All Day), DC Chinese Film Festival at various area venues. Prices vary, info.


 
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