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May 12, 2010 
 
 
Harry & Branford!

Networking breakfast this Friday at the Willard! NBC 4 News anchor Barbara Harrison joins the amazing lineup for Bisnow's Where do Women Stand. It features famed philanthropic entrepreneurs rarely in DC: Lauren Bush (you've seen her burlap FEED bags at Whole Foods), Jessica Jackley (enabled people to give online microloans loans to poor women around the globe with Kiva.org), and Kathy Calvin (running the UN Foundation, she's been working to rebuild Haiti). Sign up now.

 
Last night we were at the National Building Museum for its annual honor awards.
 
We snapped Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. (fresh off his American Idol triumph), who were cited for the creation of the New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village to house musicians in the wake of Katrina to preserve the city’s cultural traditions.
 
GRACE (May 15) - jumbo
 

Hunks!
 
We stopped by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC’s ladies only Hunks with Heart auction at historic Old Town Hall in Fairfax. We snapped Ellen Kiely, Sarah Quade, Suzanne Eckloff, Mary Beth Sitrick, and Jen Marshburn.
 
Deals for Deeds - jumbo
 
In the auction, bidders had a chance to win great packages and change a child’s life. ABC 7 weatherman Brian Van de Graff is surrounded by bidders Robyn Banning, Cathy Davis, and Christy McGhee, who won a Weather Assembly for their children’s school including the opportunity to check out the mobile weather lab.
 
Nemacolin (Girl) - mini
 
Hunks Mark Fegani and Evan Lacopo are here with Balfour Beatty Construction’s Alison Carney, Paulette Smithgall, Megan Hawk, and Maria Thompson.

On Your Mark!
 
The Bisnow 5k attracted 1,100 runners to Crystal City last Friday as part of the Crystal Run 5k Fridays, of the Pacers Events 2010 Race Series.
 
We snapped Crystal City BID prez Angie Fox approaching the finish line on her birthday, running toward a personal best. Makes us feel guilty for wanting a massage on our birthday.
 
Crystal City BID’s Rob Mandle with Vornado’s Mitch Bonanno.

Buddha Bar Redux!
 
We went to another grand opening party for Buddha Bar, hosted by DC Magazine, with pan-Asian snacks and exotic beverages. We snapped DJ Vishal Dwivedi, Catholic U’s Mallory Bankston, Holster Project’s Justin Fishkin, and film producer Leo Sardarian.
 
We spotted Buddha Bar’s four owners: Dov Kliger, Beni Golani, Washington Restaurants CEO Eran Gorev, and Mikhail Don at the base of the 18-foot tall Buddha which came from Indonesia.
 
Interior decorators Yvette Irene and Heather Femia, who helped create the Asian-inspired aesthetic/French opulent design.
 
Kristina D’Ambrosio, Mary Kate Rasa, and Courtney Caldwell contributed to this issue.

WHERE TO BE SCENE
 
Thursday, 8:00PM - 1:30AM, join FaiBien, a D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to the people of Haiti, for a fundraiser to help rebuild schools and education in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake; at Station 9, 1438 U Street N.W.  With two floors of live bands, DJs, a performance by DC Mambo from the Dominican Republic with salsa, merengue, and bachata, and Haitian music upstairs followed by DJ RBI.  Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106197
 
Saturday, May 15 from 6 PM - Midnight, join Jubilee Support Alliance at the 22nd Annual Jubilee Gala at the Omni Shoreham Hotel with a theme of There's No Place Like Home. Guests will take a whimsical journey to the Land of Oz and enjoy dinner, dancing, games and a silent and live auction. Proceeds benefit Jubilee Housing. Sponsorships are still available from $1,500-$15,000 and individual tickets are $250. For more information, call 202-328-2498 or visit www.jsadc.org.


Sunday, May 16 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM - The Cello Rocks! a special concert featuring NSO cello quartet In Correspondence playing music from Bach to Apocalyptica – a talented young Scandinavian group of cello rockers, at Episcopal High School Ainslie Art Center, 3900 West Braddock Rd. Alexandria, VA 22302. Cellospeak 10th Anniversary Gala Concert. Tickets $30 at http://cellospeak.eventbrite.com. Students under 18 free. concert preceded by a reception and silent auction with a student cello (great value!), Yo Yo Ma’s “Outside the Box” CD collection, 2-month Tower Club membership, collectible art, jewelry! Proceeds support education, faculty, commissioned compositions and performance opportunities for cellists.
 
Tuesday, May 18 from 6:30 – 10:00 PM, join an evening of celebrating at Grasping the Dream Gala at the OAS “Hall of the Americas,” 17th St and Constitution Ave NW. Honoring four foundations achievements: Lifting as We Climb; Antwaan Randle El; Dream in Color; and Oasis. Silent auction, live entertainment, top DC chefs, and dancing! $65/individual; $100/couples www.graspingthedream.eventbrite.com.

 

Wednesday, May 12 beginning at 6:00 PM, join FGI of Great Washington for DC’s Fall Trend Event featuring fall/winter 2010 fashions at Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA. Hosted by Betsy Lowther, fashion writer/blogger. Donations of costume jewelry and accessories are encouraged to benefit Sutied for Change. Price: $45/person, for tickets or more information: http://washingtondcfgi.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=263629

Wednesday, May 12 from join The Washington Ballet for two of its favorite things. Each beer and ballet event gives you a behind-the-scenes look at one of TWB's upcoming professional ballets in our intimate England Studio Theater. Following the rehearsal you can grab a beer and talk one-on-one with TWB dancers, and directors at a reception in our Fannie Mae Gallery. $25 /general, $15 /members, for more information on TWB's Jeté Society, please contact Jessica Malcom at jmalcom@washingtonballet.org or 202-362-3606 x114 – www.washingtonballet.org

Thursday, May 13, 8:00PM - 1:30AM, join FaiBien, a D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to the people of Haiti, for a fundraiser to help rebuild schools and education in Haiti following the earthquake; at Station 9, 1438 U Street N.W. With twofloors of live bands, DJs, a performance by DC Mambo from the Dominican Republic with salsa, merengue, and bachata, and Haitian music upstairs followed by DJ RBI. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/106197.

Thursday, May 13 beginning at 7:00 PM, visit The Washington Ballet’s Purple Rain Gala at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence, TWB's annual spring gala provides Ballet supporters the opportunity to celebrate the Ballet's accomplishments of the season while supporting its educational and community engagement programs. (black tie.) Price: $1,000/Individual Patron; Sponsorships range from $6,000 - $100,000. To purchase tickets or for more information please contact Michael Hill, Director of External Relations 202.362.3606 x122 or mhill@washingtonballet.org. Also visit www.washingtonballet.org.

Thursday, May 13 from 11:00 AM- 8:00 PM, visit Maddy’s Bar and Grille, 1726 Connecticut Avenue NW for Maddy’s Day.There will be food and drink specials, giveaways, raffles, and live music from 5:30- 8:00 PM. 100% of the Profits will be donated to the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. www.maddysbar.com

Thursday, May 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, join Fashion for Paws for Pawtini Happy Hour at the W Hotel, 515 15th Street NW. 20% of proceeds benefit the Washington Humane Society. Dogs will be on site ready to be adopted. Price: free, no RSVP. For more information visit: www.fashionforpaws.org

Thursday, May 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join DC’s 20’s & 30’s Going Out Group Charity for a happy hour at Guarapo, 2039 Wilson Blvd. Event benefits the Washington Literacy Council, a non-profit organization with the mission to raise the literacy level of adults and children in our nation’s capital. Suggested $5 or $10 donation. RSVP.

Thursday, May 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, join OWL for an exclusive cocktail reception for the Honoring Aging Women (documentary) and to celebrate OWL’s 30th Anniversary advocating for women in America. Price: $50 - $250/person or sponsorship packages: $2,500. To purchase your ticket, visit: http://www.owl-national.org/Events.html,

Thursday, May 13 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, join in on an open mic comedy night for Laughter Cures Leukemia to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted by Man of the Year Candidates: Brian Leigh and Ricardo Reinoso. All proceeds directly benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more information on either candidate visit:   http://www.manleighoftheyear.com or http://www.ricardoforacure.org

Friday, May 14 starting from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, join in on an exclusive first look at the 19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival "Preview Party" at The College Board's 9th floor Sky Lobby, 11955 Democracy Drive, Reston Town Center. Event is sponsored by Akseizer Design Group and emceed by ABC7 Good Morning Washington Anchor Doug McKelway. All proceeds benefit the Greater Reston Arts Center. Price: $50/members $75/non-members - to purchase tickets or for more information visit: www.restonarts.org.

Friday, May 14 beginning at 7:30 PM (reception at 6:00 PM), join the Duke Ellington Schoolof the Arts Dance Department in celebrating 35 years of excellenceat its Annual Spring Dance Gala at the Ellington Theatre, 3500 R Street NW. Dance styles will include Classical Ballet, Modern, African and Modern Jazz. For more information contact Charles Augins at 202.337.7958 or charles.augins@dc.gov.

Saturday, May 15 starting at 6 PM, Wolf Trap hosts its 2nd Annual ‘Wine at Wolf Trap’ event, featuring live music, and a five-course dinner with perfect pairings of fine wines. Hosted by the NSO’s Emil de Cou and winemaker Michael Martini, ticket packages exist at a variety of levels. Revenue supports Wolf Trap’s renowned arts and education programs. Visit www.wolftrap.org for details or call 703-255-4030.

Saturday, May 15 from 11:00 - 4:00 AM, join Jason Clauson in his campaign for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society'sMan of the Year at a LLS Yard Sale, 2413 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandira VA. Donations and buyers needed: contact Doria MacKenzie at doria.d.mackenzie@accenture.com for additional details.

Saturday, May 15 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m, join Team Believe! and Katie Rost, who is participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Man & Woman of the Year fundraising competition, for our Monte Carlo Casino Night at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, 10000 Oaklyn Drive, Potomac, MD 20854, to raise funds for Team Believe and the LLS Society, Tickets: $300 per person, or $500 per couple, which includes casino games and swimwear by Sylene of Washington fashion show with the Wizard Girls, Silent Auction, open bar and gourmet cuisine, and entertainment provided by DJ Neekola, http://www.believeinacureforcancer.com.

Saturday, May 15, from 7:00- 10:00 PM, join the International Society of Africans in Wine (ISAW) for Drink Well DC 2010 at Funxion, 1309 F Street, NW. This evening reception will feature wines produced by indigenous African vintners, paired with Afro-centric foods prepared by top DC chefs Marvin Woods, Summer Whitford and Andrew Holden; live Afrobeat music by local sensation DJ Underdog; silent auction, including items provided by DC United soccer team and South African national soccer team. All proceeds benefit ISAW toward the creation of a training center in South Africa for vineyard workers. Tickets: $60 before May 10, $75 thereafter at Local Wine Events (listed under "Drink Well Do Good Tour DC")

Saturday, May 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join the Tigerlily Foundation for its 2nd Annual DIVA (Divine Inspired Vivacious Aware) Night Out at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue SW, to raise funds for young women withbreast cancer.Fashion show, shopping, silent auction,pampering, and VIP pink carpet entry. Event will be co-hosted by ABC7/WJLA-TV news anchor Cynné Simpson,model coach/style expert Paul Wharton from MTV and the CW, and Angel Elliott BET personality and producer. For more information, visit: http://tigerlilyfoundation.org/diva010.html.

Saturday, May 15 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, visit the 19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center, 11921 Freedom Drive. Produced by the Greater Reston Arts Center, the festival is a top-rated annual juried outdoor street event attracting over 50,000 patrons. Admission to the event is free however a voluntary donation of $5 is requested. In addition, $10-off certificates redeemable at a dozen Reston Town Center restaurants will be offered in exchange for a $10 donation to the GRACE. For more information www.restonarts.org.

Sunday, May 16 from 11am-6pm, join the Potomac Hunt for the annual running of the Potomac Hunt Races, at the intersection of River and Partnership Roads in Poolesville MD, to raise money for The Yellow Ribbon Fund.Activities include steeplechase racing, tailgating, shopping, moon bounce, and pony rides.Tickets: $30/carload general admission, or $200 for railside, at www.PotomacHuntRaces.com.

Sunday, May 16 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, visit the 19th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at Reston Town Center, 11921 Freedom Drive. Produced by the Greater Reston Arts Center, the festival is a top-rated annual juried outdoor street event attracting over 50,000 patrons. Admission to the event is free however a voluntary donation of $5 is requested. In addition, $10-off certificates redeemable at a dozen Reston Town Center restaurants will be offered in exchange for a $10 donation to the GRACE. For more information www.restonarts.org.

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