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January 20, 2010
 
 
Helping Haiti!

Tonight, Luke's Wings Fashion Takes Flight adds flair to its phenomenal fundraising. Support our wounded vets by checking out models and military men and women on the runway, highlighting local designers. VIP Reception: 7pm. Info

 
Last night we headed over to Dupont Circle’s Current Lounge for Happy Hour for Haiti. We encourage everyone to support the great events around town benefiting those affected by the tragedy. Tonight we’ll be at the Park Hyatt for a fantastic event raising money for Red Cross activities in Haiti. Join us.
 

Defense contractor Tasha Robinson, Nordstrom’s Jade Blue, Dress Code Inc creative director Rick Johnson, and Blind Addiktion Denim media director Khaleelah PoRome. All money collected at the door went straight to Oxfam America Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.

 
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Perennial Sports and Entertainment’s Chitta Mallik, Hausfeld LLP’s Faris Ghareeb, and legal headhunter Matt Schwartz all told us they donated money to the relief effort via Red Cross texts or donations.


Obama Art Party!

 

We headed to Hudson restaurant and lounge for an Art Soirée Sunday night that featured a selection of Obama cartoons and caricatures that have been published since his inauguration. The IFC’s Nino Kostava, NIH’s Sandro Naneyshvili, and event organizers Sandro Kereselidze and Tati Pastukhova.

Georgetown U’s Regina Martinez, Carlberg Law Firm’s Demian McGarry, and the World Bank’s Tanja Boskovic. The Art Soirée brings DC art enthusiasts together in a comfortable, lively atmosphere with a variety of art. 

Political cartoonist and one of the evening’s featured artists Kal Kallaugher and his wife Sue flank the Naval Research Laboratory’s Max Karasik and student Tamara Wilson. Kal told us one of his pieces is on the cover of the most recent Economist.


Art Salon!

 

We visited Hamiltonian Gallery for DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Art Salon: Gratitude, where its 2010 grantees were announced. DCCAH will distribute $7.25 million in 515 grants to DC artists and organizations. Soccer player Grady Renfrow, SRA’s Kheira Benkreira, SAIS’ Dina Nawas, and Aburdene Design Group’s Sarah Aburdene.

 

Art Salon is modeled after the salons of the late 19th century to inspire the creative community. Child Ballads’ Lex Paulson, Tranquil Space’s Niyati Shah, Banished? Productions’ Melissa Krodman, and local musician Aaron Thompson.

 

Each month, DCCAH gathers at a different location to bring together local artists. Dancing Queen, Hudson Relations & Resources’ Eric LaPrince, Michael Leonard, and Rashon Blair came to support Grammy-nominated DCCAH Young Artist grantee Christylez Bacon.


Design Party!
 

We visited the Washington Design Center last week for modern interior design solutions and, of course, some wine and cheese. Here: Rill Architects’ Linda Gallegos, Richard Rossi, and James Rill, and interior designer Christopher Boutlier, the featured speaker for The Milano Group

 

Warp & Weft’s David Rubin, Michael Mandapati, and Ilyssa Gross. David gave a presentation on modern rug designs and trends, and talked about the GoodWeave certification program that works to end illegal child labor in the carpet industry. 


Welcome!

 

The newest member of the Bisnow team, David Neinstein, recently got his JD/MBA from USC. He’s clearly figured out how to get around, since we snapped him at Georgetown’s new exclusive bar George with Cara Shafran, Bisnow’s Ryan Begelman and Reagan Building’s Josie Taylor.

Madeleine Starkey, Vanessa Meccarielli, Heather Mahoney, and Makeda Saggau-Sackey contributed to this issue.


WHERE TO BE SCENE:

 
Thursday, January 21 from Noon – 1:30 PM, join Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency for an afternoon information session. Its Executive Education department is having a lunchtime dine and learn for anyone interested in pursuing a Global MBA or Executive Master's in LeadershipRSVP

Wednesday, January 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join Professionals and Young Professionals from across DC for the most rapid-response Haitian fundraising efforts tied to an event at the Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Avenue, to raise funds and celebrate the best of humanity for The American Red Cross – Haiti Disaster Relief Fund.  2 Hours Full Open Bar, Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres, Great DJ, Networking, and a most noble cause.  Because of the generosity of the sponsors, 100% of all of the donations go directly to Haiti Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross! Sponsored by Arent Fox, MOI, Barbara Nolan Inc, SKANSKA, OPX, Jones Lang LaSalle, Delucchi+, Hyatt Regency, and Swank.  Tickets: Suggested $100 contribution or maximum you can afford at www.aheartforhaitievent.com

Wednesday, January 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM fundraise at Columbia Firehouse,  109 S. St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA. The $40 donation covers hors d-oeuvres – along with an available cash bar – and will be given to H.E.R.O (Haitian Emergency Rebuilding Operation). Visit:  http://www.columbiafirehouse.com

Wednesday, January 20 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, join Luke's Wings for its Second Annual Fashion Takes Flight Fundraiser at Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. N.W. Washington, D.C. to raise funds to fly the families of service members to their beside during their hospitalization and rehabilitation. Cocktails, hors d’ouvres, fashion show. VIP Tickets: $100 for VIP reception from 7-8, General Admission: $50 at www.lukeswings.org  – No door sales, all tickets must be purchased at http://fashiontakesflight2010.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, January 20 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM join Smithsonian Young Benefactors at CoCo Sala, 929 F Street NW for YBs and friends for their monthly happy hour. Non-members are welcome to come learn about the organization. Event $10, For more information on the Young Benefactors of the Smithsonian, please visit: http://youngbenefactors.org.

Wednesday, January 20 from 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM join Adventurati’s DC Apres-Ski at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady’s Alley NW, for an adrenaline junkies & risk takers happy hour!  Next on Adventurati agenda: skiing in Jackson Hole in February or yachting around the Caribbean in March. No cover for Adventurati guests. RSVP: http://www.adventurati.com/l2/.

Wednesday, January 20 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM join the Women’s National Democratic Club for Sip & Twit, combining wine tasting with the social networking platform of Twitter. Sip & Twit participants will be able to ‘tweet’ their tasting thoughts throughout the evening. Prizes will be offered to those who tweet the most. To purchase tickets, $39, visit www.sipandtwit.com

Thursday, January 21 from 8:00 – 11:00 PM lend your support in attending the Haiti Benefit Concert at Bloom Bars, 3222 11th Street NW. Donations will be made to Wyclef’s Yele Haiti fund. Price: $5 – You can also donate directly at http://www.yele.org.

Thursday, January 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM come meet Bridie Clark, author of “The Overnight Socialite” at Ginger Boutique, 7114 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD. Cocktails and hour d’oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP to RSVP@Fingerprintdc.com.

Thursday, January 21 starting at 7:30 PM attend a “State Dinner” at the Bombay Club, 815 Connecticut Ave, NW. This is your very own opportunity to “crash” a State Dinner! It is re-creating the dishes from the official presidential menu served steps away by the Obamas for the Indian Prime Minister at the White House. Dinner $65 – no formal invitation is required, just reservations:  (202) 659-3727.

Thursday, January 21 from Noon – 1:30 PM, join Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency for an afternoon information session. Its Executive Education department is having a lunchtime dine and learn for anyone interested in pursing a Global MBA or Executive Master's in LeadershipRSVP

Wednesday, January 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join Professionals and Young Professionals at the Hyatt Regency to celebrate the best of humanity and raise funds for The American Red Cross – Haiti Disaster Relief Fund.  2 Hours Full Open Bar, Heavy Hors D’Oeuvres, Great DJ, Networking, and a noble cause. Sponsored by Arent Fox, MOI, Barbara Nolan Inc, SKANSKA, OPX, Jones Lang LaSalle, Delucchi+, Hyatt Regency, and Swank. Tickets: Suggested $100 contribution or maximum you can afford at www.aheartforhaitievent.com. Because of the generosity of the sponsors, 100% of all of the donations go directly to Haiti Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross!
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