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Music, Art & Racing!
Presented by WTOP
October 3, 2013

Music, Art & Racing!

David Pattinson's American Future (dpaf) is a nationally based non-profit promoting outstanding career development for young people across the U.S. Don't miss the Future of America Gala tomorrow Oct 4. Formal attire, live music, open bar. RSVP here.

Last night we went to the Shoes for Running Tour at The Howard Theatre to see Big Boi.

One half of Outkast with Andre 3000, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton has blazed musical trails since 1994. We snapped him with interactive marketing consultant Patrick Kidda and his wife DoT's Starr Kidda, who took advantage of the Howard Theatre's free ticket offer to furloughed government employees for shows through Saturday.

Courage on Canvas!

Last night we also joined 150 art and education supporters at Courage on Canvas, A Fall Exhibition by Life Pieces To Masterpieces at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery. We snapped Ben's Chili Bowl owner Sonya Ali, Pepco Social Responsibility VP Debbi Jarvis, Landon School's Carole Kerns, and her husband Fort Myer Construction's Chris Kerns.

Life Pieces, named a top DC charity by the Catalogue for Philanthropy since 2003, shows art drawn by young men living in DC's poorest neighborhoods. Here, Selvon Waldron is with LPTM exec director Mary Brown and council member Kasim George.

The opening featured 60 works of art created by LPTM boys and young men. Here, artist Jay Durrah with DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities' Judith Terra and its exec director Lionell Thomas.

Race Toward A Cure!

Last night we also went to L2 for Race Toward A Cure, a Marine Corps Marathon fundraiser benefiting brain cancer research, inspired by BethAnn Telford, who was diagnosed in 2005 with terminal brain cancer, but hasn't let it slow her down. We snapped her (second right) with co-hosts Lamont Easter, Rokas Beresniovas, Larissa Johnson, and Sandeep Thakrar.

Since '05, she's run one marathon each year; last year, she conquered the Kona Ironman Triathlon. Here, Full Measure Education's Charles Brodsky, Give An Hour's Bruce Shuttleworth, and sponsors Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure's Cristina Bonner and Mark Green flanking Team Kids' Christine Schaubach.

Beth will run her 12th Marine Corp Marathon on Oct. 27 to continue to raise funds for brain cancer research; all last night's proceeds went to the cause. Here, ICF International's Arsie Soloman, CIS's Holly Taghavi, and Nordstrom's Kenya Rennie.

Billy Currington!

We watched country music star Billy Currington at The Fillmore Silver Spring. He sang crowd faves, such as People are Crazy and Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer, while also throwing in Motown and surprise covers at the encore, including Daft Punk's Get Lucky and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. He even brought his dog Paco on stage when he sang Like My Dog.

Alfredo Flores, Heather Mahoney, and Mary Kate Rasa contributed to this issue.


Friday, October 4, 12:00 - 6:30 PM, TOMS Shoes Vagabond Tour DC Stop: 48 STATES, 52 CITIES, 2 VANS, ONE FOR ONE at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. info.

Wednesday, October 9, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Notworking/ Networking Series; host: the Wine Cooperative at Aria Fresca on the Patio, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Wine, spirits, grilled bites & live music; special rate use promo code BZNW, info.

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Paint the Town Red at Carnegie Institution 1530 P St NW. PULSE Young Professionals Committee hosts an annual party supporting the American Heart Association. Dancing, food, drinks, silent auction. $95, info.

Thursday, October 10, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, join BISNOW for two-hours of open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and high-level business networking at Equinox Tysons Corner, 8065 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA. $49/early bird pricing, info

Sunday, October 13, 8 AM, The Women's Center partners with Acumen Solutions for its 5th Annual Race for a Cause 8K & 1-Mile Fun Run, intersection of North Quincy St. & Wilson Blvd, Arlington. $30, info.

Thursday, October 17, 6:00 PM, Chris4Life 3rd Annual Blue Hope Bash at The Four Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Help raise funds and awareness for colon cancer prevention and research. reception, dinner, awards, heartfelt speeches, silent auction, performance by Ted Garber. $225 - $700, info.

Thursday, October 3, 5:30 — 8:00 PM, Hope for Henry Pop-up Shop at Microsoft, 901 K St. NW. Silent auction, clothing and fashion accessories for purchase - proceeds benefitting, rsvp.

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 — 9:00 PM, eMerge Preview Party and concert at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. NW. $35, info.

Thursday, October 3, 6:00 - 9:30 PM, The Legends and Leaders Gala at The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. Honoring BET's Debra Lee; performance by comedian Reggie Brown. $175, info.

Thursday, October 3, 6:30 - 9:00 PM, LGW annual Fall Kick-Off Reception at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, 801 K St. NW. $100/members or $150/non-members, info.

Friday, October 4, 7:00 - 11:00 PM, One Sweet World Charity Event at The Flying Bridge, 444 N.Capitol St. NW. $80, includes open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, gift bags, silent auction. $95, info.

Friday, October 4, 11:00 AM, The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington's 64th Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Ritz Carlton Tysons, 1700 Tysons Blvd McLean, rsvp.

Friday, October 4, 7:00 PM, ShareACause and Meant 2 Live Foundation host the One Sweet World Gala at The Flying Bridge, 444 N. Capitol St. NW. Open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, silent auction and gift bags. $90, info.

Friday, October 4, 8:00 -11:00 PM, Party on the Potomac on a Mississippi-style riverboat leaving from the Alexandria City Marina. benefit LLS. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music $100, info.

Friday, October 4, 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM, help the Great Youth Depression at Future of America Gala at Homer Building, 601 13th St. NW. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, music by Culture Sol. $60, info.

Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM, join BTFF for the 2013 UNBOUND Walk to Stop Modern Slavery at The Washington Monument, 15th & Constitution. $15, info.

Saturday, October 5, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Heel-to-Heal 5K at the Georgetown BID/Heart of Georgetown, Reservoir Rd. to P St. along Wisconsin Ave. Medically-themed costume race, Donations, register

Saturday, October 5, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Taste of Bethesda at Woodmont Triangle, Corner Norfolk & Auburn Ave. 50 restaurants, five stages of entertainment. Tickets on-site, $5 for 4, info.

Saturday, October 5, 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Fall Fashion Shop & Swap at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St. Alexandria. Benefits Tigerlily Foundation, Doorways and Goodwill. $20 to shop, swap, sip; $15 with a donation, info.

Saturday, October 5, 6:30 PM, Shaping the Future, celebrate hope & recovery at Gannett/USA Today Atrium, 7950 Jones Branch McLean. music, open bar, food, champagne, presentation. $175 info

Sunday, October 6, 1:00 - 6:00 PM, Spinning 4 Israel Cancer Research at Off Road DC, 905 U St. NW. Benefits the Israel Cancer Research Fund, which supports cancer programs in Israel. $25, info.

Sunday, October 6, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, The Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala honoring actress Elizabeth McGovern at Sidney Harman Hall (performance) and National Building Museum (dinner & dancing). $750-$1,000, info.

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