January 20, 2015


Saturday we went to Yards Park for the first-ever adult ice bar

The park was transformed into a winter wonderland with ice bars and sculptures, cocktails, a frosty beer garden, adult snow cones, outdoor fire pits and hot tubs. We snapped US House of Reps' Arielle Woranoff and Corey Malmgren flanking Specifix Prep's Patrick Bock.

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Staying warm in one of the heated tents: TDA's Attilio Arcari, Norfolk Public Schools' Jean Mathwig, USPS' Lisa Arcari and Casey Tree's Zand Bakhtiari. Outside the tent was a line for the popular TaKorean's bbq tacos; Agua 301 and Nando's PERi-PERi also came to fuel the crowd.

Under another tent, guests enjoyed a live band, interactive winter-themed video games, virtual skiing and snowboarding games, and ice shuffleboard. Here, Paula Bustamanti, Favor Techconsulting's Orlando Yenguas, IDB's Joanna Pelaez and IDA's Alex Gallo.

Consultant Dick Fiebrandt, Americans for Prosperity's Andrew Hughes, Latista's Emanuel Banks, Woge Media's Matt Molinaro, Sternhell Group's Maggie Moore and MGP Retail Consulting's Scott Groeschell.

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New Year's Masquerade!

Saturday we went to the New Year's Masquerade Vasilica Celebration at the Embassy of Macedonia hosted by The International Professionals Group (IPG), United Macedonian Diaspora, Embassy of Macedonia and Macedonia's Ambassador, Dr. Vasko Naumovski. We snapped the ambassador (second from right) surrounded by IPG president Sajith Kumar, and the Macedonian Diaspora's Metodija Koloski and Zhikica Pagovski

Vasilica is a traditional Macedonian holiday that commemorates the feast day of St. Basil and New Year's Day according to the Julian calendar. During this holiday, Macedonians traditionally dress up in costumes, play music and dance. Here, NIH's Thamara Osinga and Peka Bullova.

Guests enjoyed traditional Macedonian food and wine with music and dancing by NYC DJ Nikifor. Here, U of Delaware researcher Emily Hyde with American U's Ellen Sheehy

IPG organizes embassy events, concerts, talks, and social and outdoor events in D.C. Here, law student Isabella Bogdanas and U.S. Army Cadet Command's Christina Rimbey

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The Madison!

We went to Cheers to the New Year with The Madison at Mission. We snapped Gannett's Katie Brede, Odell Simms' Ali Krukowski, Georgetown U's Carolyn Dooley and Aerotek's Lizzie Dean

The final recruitment event for The Madison had extended happy hour specials. Here, Grand Trunk Restaurant Group's Cassie Ricalde, GWU's Michelle Goodliff and Latin Concepts' Jamie Drucker.

The Madison is a professional, civic, social organization of 100 young women in the DC area, representing a broad range of careers, who improve their communities through volunteerism. Here, US Senate's Elaine Joseph and Elizabeth Berry with Pennington & Co's Lisa Primiani

The Madison fundraises for a chosen charity each year through a series of social events. Its president, Kaitlyn Reilly (right), is with District Dress Up's Abbey Brandon and US Senate's Jillian Rogers

Casie Kiel and Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.

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Saturday, January 24, 6:30 PM, 7th annual Sips at The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Taste samplings from renowned chefs and enjoy delicious cocktails, while contributing to the fight against hunger by Martha's Table and DC Central Kitchen, $200/VIP, $95/general, info. Followed by Suppers on Sunday, Jan 25, with elegant dinners prepared in over 30 private homes by celebrity chefs, $600 per person. Few tickets remain. Plus a few tickets at $5000 per person for food extravaganza with Alice Watersinfo 

Tuesday, January 20

5:30 PM, Advocates for Youth presents: Out of Silence: 1 in 3 Campaign performance at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $10+, info.

10:00 AM, Live Marathon Reading of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, 901 G St. NW. Free, info..

Wednesday, January 21.

12:00 PM, Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #65 on loan from the National Gallery of Art, displayed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free, info.

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, an exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian, 4th and Independence Ave. SW. Free, info.

6:00 PM, Best of DC voting party for Washington City Paper at Tony & Joes, 3000 K St. NW. $25, info.

Thursday, January 22

6:30 PM, Celebrity Chef Carla Hall Book Signing at Room & Board, 1840 14th St. NW. Free, info.

12:00 - 1:30 PM, Washington Women in PR (WWPR) Annual Meeting at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Speech by author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential. $45/members; $60/non-members, info.

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, House and Home, an ongoing exhibition that explores what it means to live at home at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free, info.

Friday, January 23

7:00 PM, 19th annual Iranian Film Festival presents What's The Time In Your World at Freer Gallery of Art, 1050 Independence Ave SW. Free, info.

8:00 PM, Art Soiree 5th annual Political Cartoon Exhibit featuring Tom Toles of The Washington Post at The Ritz Carlton, 3100 South St NW. $20, Special code: SP2015 = $5 off ticket price, info.

1:00 PM, Opening Day of The Washington Auto Show at The Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. Continues until Feb. 1. $12 - $31, info.