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January 8, 2009 
 
       
 

ART AND POLITICS


For those of you who follow the tech scene, we invite you to our Bisnow Breakfast & Schmooze:  "Federal IT Trends in the Obama Era: What's Hot and What's Not." All star panel of top government contractor CEOs and agency CIOs, Tower Club, breakfast, Thursday, January 22.  Sign up! 


 

Last night Bisnow was proud to co-sponsor a celebration of media and arts at the Capitol Pecha Kucha Night. Pecha Kucha, Japanese for the "sound of conversation," was started five years ago as a forum for artists to network and showcase their projects.  Rouzita and Bita Vahhabaghai of ita-design organized the DC chapter in '07 to promote local creativity from architecture to fashion.

 

Vahid Jahangiri, program director of the International Lifeline Fund, here with Karl Borden, security manager at the Navy, Kourosh Kashani, founder of Circle of One (a non-profit center of holistic therapies), Bita Vahhabaghai and Honi Borden, founder of Holeco Wellness Medi Spa. Vahid introduced his fuel-efficient stoves he hopes will improve the global environment.

 

Michael Gordon and Maria Garcia, of Stout and Teague, weathered the rain, as did 200 other guests, to check out each presenter's 6 1/2 minutes of fame. Thanks also Stout and Teague for lending us their space at 1400 16th Street.

 

Chris Rainier, a world-renowned photojournalist whose work has been featured in Time and Life, is between Travis Price, environmental architect and professor at Catholic and Keith Bellows, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler. Chris started his career with legendary photographer Ansel Adams in the 80's.


VIRGINIA'S NEW SENATOR
 

We snapped this of new Virginia Senator Mark Warner with Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu at his Russell Senate Caucus Room swearing-in a couple days ago. No wonder he invited hundreds of his closest friends and contributors to the opulent marble walled and chandelier-lit venue; his own office suite in the Dirksen basement is a dreary, white-walled rabbit warren he shares with four other freshman Dems. (Good thing they're temporary digs.)

 

"Mark is all about the numbers. It wasn't about winning, it was swamping "says Del. David E. Poisson, D-Sterling. "Well, it worked," joked environmentalist Cate Magennis Wyatt and Tim Buchholz, chair of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee.


WHERE TO BE SCENE
 

Tonight, Thursday, January 8 6:30-9:30 PM — Fourth Annual Capital Movement Winter Fundraiser and Silent Auction at Champions in Georgetown. Tickets are $50; all proceeds go to Capital Movement to help elevate dance training and opportunities in DC. Enjoy cocktails and light fare, mingle with CMI dancers and Redskins Cheerleaders. Visit www.capitolmovement.org to purchase tickets and view silent auction items.

Inauguration Week parties at DC's hottest clubs — If you want to hit the Scene and party like a "Ba-rack star" Jan 16-24 at venues like Josephine, Midtown, or Fly, consider buying advance tix (ranging from $80 for general admission to $300 VIP All Access passes to $3000 for top premium tables) at Eric Lund's www.inaugurationnightlife.com.

 
 
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