We went to the first anniversary party for RaiseDC
, a self-proclaimed social and fundraising experiment
, at Malmaison
over the weekend. We snapped its co-founders Brendan O'Connor
and Ryan Ulbrich
with One Love Massive CEO Molly Ruland
and Allison Starks
The vibrant event focused on RaiseDC's core values: social concern
, community engagement
, and advocacy
. Guests enjoyed music by three different performers and a photo booth
with goofy props. Here, Hyatt's Jonathan Fisch
, Marriott's Kaitlin Lyngaas
, Ben Ross
, and StandUp for Kids' Jamie Caswell
The bash raised funds and awareness for eight local organizations: 826DC, Perry Center, Miriam's Kitchen, Higher Achievement, StandUp for Kids DC, DC Greens, Earth Conservation Corps, and Thrive DC. Here Kate Ulbrich
, Mitzi Lawer
, and Kelley Opitz
Wednesday, July 24
, DON'T miss the HOTTEST
ticket of the summer!!! Only 1 match
remains for the Washington Kastles
with Martina Hingis
; meet and greets still available. more info
Wednesday, July 24
, 7:00 — 9:00 PM, Enjoy a complimentary sampling of Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
at Shelly's Back Room
, 1331 F St NW. With a minimum purchase of $12, info
Saturday, July 27
, 8:00 PM, Hinge
presents Neon Tuxedo Disco
ft. Miami Horror DJs Mr JPatt & Chris Burns at The Howard Theatre
, 620 T St. NW. $34-$99, info
Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Washingtonian's Yappy Hour at Lyon Hall, 3100 Washington Blvd Arlington. $10, includes one cocktail, several appetizers, puppy treats and gift bags, info.
Tuesday, July 23-27, 9:00 PM, Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue at Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, Norfolk and Auburn Ave., Screening: The Princess Bride. Free, info.
Wednesday, July 24, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Mini Golf at the Museum at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. special late night mini golf hours, $5, info.
Wednesday, July 24, 8:00 - 10:00 PM, Top Chef Viewing Party at multiple participating locations. Chef Richard Sandoval is competing in this year's Top Chef Masters. Cheer him on at one of his restaurants. $5 margaritas, info
Wednesday, July 24, 5:00 PM, Beer Tasting & Brewing in the Age of Pirates at National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. $40, includes exhibition, sampling glass and artisan charcuterie, info.
Thursday, July 25, 3:30 - 5:00 PM, WIIT Charitable Trust High Tea at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Benefits Girls Inc. $50, info.
Thursday, July 25, 6:00 PM, New Hope Housing Young Professionals Summer Happy Hour at Public Bar, 1214 18th St. NW. Benefits New Hope's Alexandria shelters. Donations at the door, info.
Thursday, July 25, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Transatlantic Toast to Liberty at One Lounge, 1606 20th St. NW. Benefits Young Britons Foundation, info.
Thursday, July 25, 7:00 PM, New Documentary Screening: Fly By Light at Woodrow Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW. $13-$4, enter code: SHARING, info.
Thursday, July 25, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Opening Reception: Paradox of Masculinity with Painter Martin Swift at Above the Bike Shop, 2503 Champlain St. NW. Free, info / rsvp.
Thursday, July 25, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, Smithsonian After-hours Event: Yuri's Night at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $15/general, $25/VIP, includes special tastings, info.
Thursday, July 25, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, Sumeria Summer Social with the Madison at Smith Point, 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW Benefits Crittenton Services of Greater DC. $15, info.
Friday, July 26, 5:00 - 8:30 PM, Jazz in the Garden at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 700 Constitution Ave. Free, info.
Friday, July 26, 7:00 PM, DC's 1st Drive-in Movie Theater at Union Market, Florida & 6th NE. Free. show: The American President, info.