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September 12, 2011 

Blondes & Brunettes Tenfold!

What’s the best part of a cupcake? The frosting of course! Frosting (a cupcakery and coffee bar in Chevy Chase, Md) is the place for scrumptious treats topped with delicious varieties of frosting (like almond buttercream and vanilla bean sugar cloud). Do your mouth a favor, find out more here.


Saturday we went to Town Hall in Glover Park for Tenfold Forty's Rise and Shine Brunch to benefit cervical cancer research.


The organization’s mission is 40 women giving back 10-fold, while living a balanced lifestyle focused on fellowship, education, fitness, community and self-development. We snapped founder Cailin Monahan with president Christine Dwulet and treasurer Erin Korte.

Sweet Potato DC

Guests enjoyed brunch with all day drink specials. DRT Strategies Windy Shepard, Mint Condition owner Toni Henderson, NSPE's Sarah Hamilton, DHS's Lindsey Johnson and private tutor and nanny Tara Mahoney.

FINRA's Karina Bjelland, HUD's Leigh Szubrowski and Amgen's Kathryn Phelps. Town Hall is donating 10% of the proceeds from brunch towards Tenfold's efforts to end cervical cancer.


Blondes vs. Brunettes?


We joined Blondes vs. Brunettes DC for the annual 2011 Game Draft Party on Ozio’s roof top Friday, as team members were announced. A goal of $125,000 has been set for the November 12th game. Team Blonde player Fox News Channel’s Lauren Tate and Blonde supporter, her husband Hill staffer Chris Tate.

Now in its seventh year with over $1 million donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Team Brunette, first-year player NCQA’s Ashley Stephens, US Navy’s Kristen Murdock, and Kelley Drye’s Lindsay Chastain.


Six year alumni DRT Strategies’ Windy Sheppard with players RGI Events and PR owner Rachael Glaws and PDG’s Lisa Kurdziel.


Party In Pink!


Sunday we went to Eastern Market's North Hall for the Party In Pink Zumbathon to benefit the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Crowds of women and men came decked out in their pink gear for a high-energy workout and lots of fun. We snapped Homeland Security's Tangela Jordan, FEC’s Shana Broussard and DoL's Dionne Perry.


Zumba instructor's Cristina von Spiegelfeld and Jocelyn Modine got the party started as people came in from shopping.


IDB's Valera Farinaro, United Educator's Donna Esposito and DOE's Cindy Lersten.


Arts on Foot!


Saturday we went to Penn Quarter for the 19th annual Washington Examiner's Arts On Foot, a showcase of visual and performing arts including culture, cuisine and interactive experiences. Here, RN Maryse Dodard, Karmalades owner Cynthia Brevil, and medical student Anise Friedman.


Some of DC's top restaurants sold food; we loved Zengo's smoked beef barbacoa tacos. Safeway's Roy Koons, Mandarin Oriental's Tathiana Del-Arroyo and Ghazal Yazdanparast, and The Financial Services Roundtable's Tatiana Fittipaldi were at the Safeway wine gallery where guests sampled international wines and could listen to seminars.


Chesapeake Health Education Program's Jilliam Maxwell and State Department’s Rizwan Hasan loved ET at the Rolands Metal Art booth.


Downtown BID's director of communications Karyn LeBlanc and her sons Robert and Sam passed out cherry chapstick.


Casie Kiel and Heather Mahoney contributed to this issue.



Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, the Fifth Annual Brainfood Grill-Off at the Stephen Decatur House Museum, 1610 H St. NW. Enjoy an outdoor evening of food, cocktails, and another exciting grilling competition. $75/person which includes food, drinks, and live auction, info.
Friday, September 16 starting at 1:00 PM, the 4th Annual Beth Whiteacre Memorial Golf Tournament at the Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton. Proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and LUNGevity. $100, info
Saturday, September 17 from 6:00 - 9:30 PM, visit Tarara Winery for a live performance from The Rogues.  Lawn seating and food.  $15, info


Saturday, September 18 beginning at 10:00 AM, Back On My Feet (BoMF) members, volunteers and anyone interested in a 5Kish Fun Run  at Hains Point, East Potomac Park, 972 Ohio Drive SW. Register online, no race day registration – info


Monday, September 26 from 6:30 - 9pm (VIP hour 5:30 - 6:30), shop the District Sample Sale, the season's most fashionable charitable event.  24+ designer boutiques (Urban Chic, Wink, Sassanova, Ginger and more) plus cocktails, hors d'oevures, fashion-focused silent auction, accessories pavilion and more. 1919 M Street NW, info.


Monday, September 12 starting at 7:30 PM, Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition Finals and 25 Anniversary All-Star Gala Concert at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW, info.

Monday, September 12 starting at 6:00 PM, the 13th Annual Hoops for Hope Congressional Charity All-Star Classic at the George Washington University Smith Center, 600 22nd St. NW. Info.

Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Yoga in the Park to kick off the Yoga Challenge and fundraise for Becky’s Fund at Meridian Hill Park 15th St NW and W St NW. Hour-long lesson by Michael Hall. Free, info

Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 -7:30 PM, join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for Cocktails & Convos at the 901 Bar, 901 9th St. NW, Be assertive, defend yourself against harassment, abuse and assault. Free, info.

Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30 PM – 1:00 AM, The Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation Sneaker Ball Gala at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $750, info.

Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM, the 25th Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Gala hosted by the Alliance for Aging Research at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $500, info.

Tuesday, September 13 starting at 6:30 PM, Hispanic Foundation for the Art's Noche de Gala location TBD – 202-293-8330 info

Tuesday, September 13 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, The One Percent Foundation Fun-raiser at Teatro Goldoni, 1909 K St. NW. $20 (includes drinks), info.

Tuesday, September 13 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Blend: Recording/ Responding to Loss and Recovery at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street NW Washington DC. Live music, spoken word performance and panel discussion. Free, RSVP Recommended - info.

Wednesday, September 14 beginning at 7:00 PM, Blake Mycoskie (founder of TOMS Shoes) Start Something that Matters book signing at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street NW. $28, includes copy of book - info.

Wednesday, September 14 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Paws at the Park: Dog-Friendly Happy Hour at the Park Hyatt Washington, 1201 24th Street NW. $12, includes 2 drink tickets, plus complimentary dog treats - info.

Wednesday, September 14 6:30 - 9:30 PM, An Evening with Geena Davis Reception + Screening at Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW. $65.00, includes talk, reception, film screening. Proceeds benefit The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and WIFV. RSVP Required, info.

Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM, The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 34th Annual Awards Gala with special guests President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Hall C, 801 Mr. Vernon Pl NW. Post-gala concert to follow. $600+, info.

Wednesday, September 14 starting at 6:30 PM, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts the 33rd Annual Ambassador’s Ball at The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Call: 202.296.5363, info.

Thursday, September 15 from 7:30 - 10:30 PM, Green Cup Polo Eco Gala at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady's Alley, NW. Green auction, music and mingling with VIPs, sponsors and polo players. $100, info.

Thursday, September 15 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM, the Anacostia Community Museum’s 44th Anniversary Luncheon at the National Press Club Ballroom, 529 Fourteenth Street NW, 13th Floor. Lunch, live entertainment and a silent auction. $125, funds support the museum - info.

Thursday, September 15 from 5:30 – 10:00 PM, Arena Stage’s Season Opening Celebration includes reception, dinner, and opening night of show.  Celebrate the 62nd season with a special showing of Trouble in Mind, 1101 Sixth Street, SW - $250+ info

Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Just Cause DC September Happy Hour at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave NW. Furry creatures available for adoption will greet you on the sidewalk outside. $10, benefitting the Washington Humane Society, info.

Thursday, September 15 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, The Nature of Art Opening Reception at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. No RSVP, info.

Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 - 8:00, Options 2011 Opening Reception at 629 New York Avenue NW, 2nd Floor. Exhibition of art from local emerging artists. Free, info.

Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, A Nose for Wine, sponsored by Cork Wine Market to benefit 826DC, at the Museum of Unnatural History, 3233 14th St. NW. $45.00, info.

Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Pets to Vets Happy Hour, at Hudson Restaurant, 2030 M Street NW - info.

Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM, Second Chance Employment Services presents The Last Kiss of Summer Gala at The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. $250 - $400, info.


Thursday, September 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, The International Foundation for Electoral Systems Annual Gala at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW. $500/Individual, $5000/Table, info.
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