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June 21, 2013


The champion Washington Kastles return July 8-24! Very few boxes and VIP experiences still remain! Unique VIP group experiences can include player reception or private tennis clinic. Players coming this season include Venus Williams, Martina Hingis and Andy Roddick. The season is only a few weeks away, tickets are going fast! Find out more here.

Last night we joined 800 at the JW Marriott for the CEI Gala and casino after party. They raised over one million dollars.

Sen. Rand Paul keynoted, drawing laughs for his jabs on NSA, furloughing the Capitol police, and spending hundreds of thousands to discover pizza is the best food to eat on Mars. We snapped him with US Federal Courts' Loren Smith, Zyvex Labs' James Von Ehr, and CEI's new prez Lawson Bader, sporting a kilt.

Considered one of the more fun think tank events, the night was themed James Bond, complete with film footage during dinner and a Bond spoof, Capitalism Never Dies. Here, former Ambassador Boyden Gray, Freedomworks' Wayne Brough and Patrick Hedger are bookended by Alliance of Auto Manufacturers' Judy Mulcahy and her husband US Patent's Peter Mulcahy.

Guests dined on herb crusted rack of lamb in a merlot glace. Here, former VA Gov. Jim Gilmore with Zoos and Aquariums' Allegra Formento and American Chiropractic Association's Jack Dusik.

We took home an engraved martini glass—for shaken drinks only—and a cigar with a cutter. Here, CATO prez John Allison, GM Law's Todd Zywicki, and science journalist John Tierney.

N Street!

Yesterday we also went to the National Press Club for the 7th annual N Street Village luncheon. Alumna Emily Miller told how alcohol addiction took her from her family, but N Street got her back on her feet; she's now studying to be a social worker. We snapped her flanked by N Street prez Schroeder Stribling (happy birthday!) VA Urban League CEO Lavern Chatman, Pepco's Debbi Jarvis.

N Street helps 63% of DC's female homeless population. We snapped Wiley Rein managing partner Peter Shields, Ruth Sorenson, Community Ally Award winner Amanda Stafford, event chair Keith Harley, and emcee Mary Kay's Gloria Mayfield Banks.

We ate chicken pasta salad, fresh fruit, and greens in cabbage cups. Here, N Street's Stuart Allen with TD Bank's Julie Hunko, Constantine Fersszidis, Scott Meehan, and Donna Grigsby.


Last night we also went to the Fundrise Building on H St. NE for GLAM—Giving Labels a Meaning—Summer Fashion Event. We snapped mobile consignment boutique Runway Wheels' social media manager Caroline Downing, founder Allyson Shaffier, editor Charli Holbrook, and PR manager Carlene Boyer.

Everyone here has an Andi Brand bag. We snapped its founder Andrea Weinberg flanked by Eden's social media marketer Elizabeth Traynor, who won her purple bag in the raffle, and G.L.A.M. founder/CEO Meaghan Moynahan.

100% of the proceeds go to Safe Shores to provide a supportive environment for abused children. The fashionable crowd enjoyed an open bar, cookies, fashion show, tunes, and pop-up shops. Here, DNC's Abbey Wright-Geddes, USA Today's Alex Laughlin, Walker Marchant's Dana Lange, and Fornash's Ava Mutchler.

Battle of the Law Firm Bands!

Last night we also went to the Battle of the Law Firm Bands at the Black Cat on 14th St. It started 10 years ago with seven bands raising $10k; this year it had 18 bands and raised $270k for Gifts for the Homeless. Congrats! We snapped Sutherland associate Naseem Nixon belting it out with band Sutherland Comfort.

Caitlin Byrnes, Erica Moody, Roksana Slavinksy contributed to this issue.


Saturday, June 22, 12:00 - 7:00 PM, 2nd Annual Alexandria Food and Wine Festival at John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle St. Alexandria. Free entry, tickets needed to sample food and beverages. $15/eight taste tickets and $10/wine garden, info.

Friday, June 21, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Tortilla Coast's 25th Anniversary with firefighter guest bartenders at 1st & D NE. Benefits Capitol Hill Community Foundation, info.

Friday, June 21, 7:30 PM, Annual No Va Antiques Show Preview at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd St. S. Arlington. Be the first to see/purchase antiques. $25, info.

Friday, June 21, 7:30 PM, La Fête de la Musique at La Maison Française/ 4101 Reservoir Rd NW. Origem performs. Free,info.

Friday, June 21, 5:00 - 8:30 PM, Jazz in the Garden at the Natl Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 700 Constitution. Free, info.

Friday, June 21, 8:00 PM, Free Movies in the Garden at The Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Begins at dusk; limited space, info.

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 - 6:00 PM, LUMEN8 Anacostia Kickoff Festival, 1241 Good Hope Rd SE. Performance artists, light shows, 15 musical acts, dishes by Busboys & Poets. Free, info.

Saturday, June 22, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Fashionista Flea Market in Bowie Library parking lot, 15200 Annapolis Rd. Bowie. Free, info.

Saturday, June 22-23, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, The Arlington Festival of the Arts on Highland St. Clarendon. 100 artists Free info.

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW, info.

Saturday, June 22-23, 12:00 PM, Fête de la Musique at Malmaison, 3401 Water St. NW. musicians, artists, food, families, fun. Free until midnight, proceeds donated info.

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Beach Blanket Bash & Wine Fest at EatBar, 2761 Washington Blvd. Arlington. $25, music, info.

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Can Jam DC Beer Festival at Kastles Stadium, 800 Water St. SW $30, unlimited samples, info.

Saturday, June 22, 12:00 - 10:00 PM,DC Bourbon Bash, a premium bourbon tasting tour at 8 venues in Dupont Circle. Benefits Ranger Lead The Way Fund. $55-$75, info.

Sunday, June 23, 6:00 - 10:00 PM, 2013 RAMMY Awards at Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Celebrate the city's restaurant industry. $225/RAMW member, $300/non, info.

Sunday, June 23, 7:30 - 10:00 PM, Whodunnit ABC Reality TV Show Premiere Party at Capitale, 1301 K Street NW. DC cast member Sasha Horne in attendance. Free, rsvp.

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