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March 12 , 2012 
Galas, Soccer
& Journo Bands!

Our next Singles Schmooze. Tuesday March 20. 901 Restaurant. Sign up today!


We went to the National Building Museum Friday for Prevent Cancer Foundation’s spring gala Modern + Majestic = Switzerland.


People in traditional Swiss dress welcomed guests with Alps horns. We snapped Federal Homes managing partner Matt Bronczek, Ashley Taylor, FedEx’s David Short, Marie Therese Royce and her husband Rep, Ed Royce.

Fashion4Paws 2012 MSDC

Sen. Pat Leahy is surrounded by Sidley Austin partner William Sudow and by Kathleen Murphey, and uber lobbyist Tony Podesta. (Does he think he’s in Hollywood with creative black tie?)

Katherine Kennedy (right) had her parents, Barb and Kevin, fly from California for the gala. They’re with Microsoft’s Mark Drapeau, The Koenig Group’s Corene McKinney, and SCIC’s Chris Grisafe.

It was decorated again this year by My Fair Wedding’s David Tutera. We saw Jeanne Ruesch with James Aldige, whose wife Bo founded Prevent Cancer.

Eisai Inc’s Brian Eckley, Shirley Hunt, and David Cox, who tells us he just returned from the Italian section of Switzerland.

Holy Grail, DC. It's Spamalot!
Monty Python’s Spamalot gallops into DC this week for one week only (March 13-18). It’s based on the hit movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail and winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols). The original cast recording won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Wacky characters: a chorus line of dancing divas, killer rabbits, and a legless knight played by Jacob Smith (with Brittany Woodrow as The Lady of the Lake). This is Jacob’s second touring year with the show—he has 380 performances in 200 cities under his belt. He says it’s easy to tell when there are obsessed Python maniacs in the audience, but it will appeal to all musical fans, ages 8 to 80. For more info, call The Warner Theatre at (202) 783-4000 or visit www.warnertheatredc.com.




We went to The Journopalooza Battle of the DC Journalist Bands at The Hamilton on Friday. We snapped the evening’s host, Grammy-nominated progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon (right) with Lethal Bark bass player Pat Kehs, who’s Meet The Press' lighting director.


The competition featured seven bands on the big stage, benefiting good causes like Writopia Lab, a non-profit that holds creative writing workshops for kids, and Reach Inc, which helps children learn to read by training kids to teach kids. We snapped Suspicious Package band members Medill’s Josh Meyer, USTR’s Christina Sevilla, HUD’s Bryan Greene, and Plumb Concepts’ Tim Burger.


The Stepping Stones band members: Washington Post’s Dan DeVise and John Kelly flank ADNET Systems’ Chuck Dolan and UMBC’s Tim Brennan. They won the battle of the bands, with Suspicious Package a close second.


Opening Day at DCU!


We joined 16,314 fans to support DC United in its home opener at RFK Stadium Saturday against Sporting Kansas City. We snapped the starting lineup for the hometown team just before kickoff.


We saw DC United staff help tailgaters with match info: marketing coordinator Jamie Siegel, game day staff Troy Thornton, and marketing intern Chris Frakes.


Dan Jensen with Continuent’s Jeff Mace. DCU played hard but lost 1-0, after allowing a heartbreaking goal in the match's final minute


The fans rooting in full force at RFK Stadium.


Caitlin Byrnes and Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.



Thursday, March 15 from 7:30 – 10:30 AM, join Bisnow at its latest women’s event, Where Do Women Stand: Top Women in Business & Finance at The Ritz-Carlton DC, 1150 22nd Street NW. $49, register.


Tuesday, March 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, The Scene Bisnow’s Singles Schmooze at 901 Bar & Restaurant, 901 9th St. NW. Two hours of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and DC’s most eligible professionals. $39, register.

Monday, March 12 from 6:30- 11:00 PM, Monday Night Magic at Madhatter, 1321 Connecticut Ave. NW. DC's Best Magician, Josh Norris will perform. Free, drink specials info

Monday, March 12 from 5:30 – 7:30PM, join the DC chapter of the American Marketing Association for their Sliders in the ‘Hood Networker at Matchbox, 713 H St, NW. $25, info.  

Tuesday, March 13-18 (All Day), Monty Python's Spamalot comes to the Warner Theatre, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $40, info.

Tuesday March 13, 7:30 PM, the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Jewish Film Festival screen Vielleicht in einem anderen Leben at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free, rsvp.

Tuesday, March 13 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM, Everybody Wins! DC 2012 Gala at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. $150, info.

Tuesday, March 13 from 6:30  - 8:30 PM, happy hour with Howard Dean at Change.org, 419 7th St. SE. $40, includes open bar of wine and beer, and light hors d'oeuvres - info.

Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, An Evening of Comedy with Vijai Nathan at Busboys &Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. $25, info.

Wednesday, March 14 from 7:00 – 10-:00 PM, Fashiontographer Party to benefit Fashion for Paws at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady’s Alley NW. $20/donation includes image by Shoot for Change as a part of DC’s fashion editorial fashiontographer.cominfo

Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM, join the American Heart Association for a March Madness Happy Hour at Front Page DC,1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW. $10/donation includes discounted drinks, and hors d'oeuvres - info.  

Thursday, March 15, 7:30 PM, join the Austrian Cultural Forum & the Environmental Film Festival for a screening of Radioactive Wolves at Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct NW. Free, info.

Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 PM, join the Urban Land Institute for the 2012 Honor Award Gala at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Tribute by Steve Case; black tie. Tickets $500+ info.

Thursday, March 15 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM, Mingle at the Museum: Fun that Counts! at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. Forty interactive experiences. $35, info.

Friday, March 16 from 2:00 – 10:00 PM, kickoff March Madness and raise funds for ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer at Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St. SE. $200, includes open bar, buffet, and 16 games on multiple big screens – rsvp. 

Monday, March 26 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, join Arena Stage for The Golden Gala: A Glittering Evening of American Musical Theater at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 Sixth St, SW. Chaired by WUSA9 anchor JC Hayward. $1,400, info.

Monday, March 26, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, join the L’Enfant Society for the Ball on the Mall Kick-Off at The Federalist, 1177 15th St NW. Complimentary for L’Enfant Society members; $25/non-members, info

Saturday, March 31, 7:00 – 10:00 PM, join Fashion Fights Poverty for 7th Annual Dress Responsibly Gala at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd Arlington. Raise funds for FFP Programs. Fashion show with Project Runway winner Seth Aaron. $75 general/ $150 VIP, info

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