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Oscar Winners & Drag Queens!
Presented by WTOP
October 30, 2013

Oscar Winners
& Drag Queens!

Last night we headed around the corner from our office at Bisneyland in Dupont Circle for the 27th annual High Heel Race.

15,000 people cheered as hundreds in drag raced four blocks on 17th Street in costumes, wigs, and high heels.

A racer dressed as Paula Deen offered biscuits throughout the race.

America Abroad Media!

We went to Mellon Auditorium for the first America Abroad Media awards dinner and snapped Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) with co-host Doug Wilson.

One of the honorees was Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. He's with his wife Kiran Rao; at left, writer and former diplomat Jim Glassman and his wife Beth. The night celebrated the media's power to inform citizens about key policy issues.

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday joins former CIA director William Webster and his wife Linda, head of the Webster group.

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes!

Last night we went to Strathmore as the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes celebrated its 30th anniversary gala, helping those with disabilities. After a lively cocktail reception, music legends The Jacksons performed. We snapped Potomac Community Resources' Stephen Riley and Abby Lubron flanking Marissa Weeks.


The EmPOWER Ball was at the McLean Hilton to raise funds for young women with breast cancer. Here, Capital Breast Care founder Dr. Regina Hampton and Tigerlily Foundation prez Maimah Karmo.

Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a fashion show, and dancing. Miss Virginia Shannon McAnally is flanked by W Salon's Souny West and Sue Lawhorn; Drazen Alcocer is at left.

The Sartorialist!

We went to the Art in the Mix Festival at the Monroe Street Market Saturday and snapped The Satorialist, Scott Schuman speaking to the crowd about his blog and photography. There were musical performances, a variety of food trucks, and a pop-up beer garden.

Travis Holler, Chris Baird, and Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.


Wednesday, October 30, 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Notworking/ Networking Series hosted by 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, November 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, BISNOW hosts Georgetown Schmoozarama at El Centro, 1218 Wisconsin Ave. Open beer and wine bar, plus specialty cocktails — and of course great networking! $49/early bird, info.

Friday, November 8, 6:30 PM, Becky's Fund Walk This Way Fashion Show at the Italian Embassy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW showcases professional athletes walking the runway to end domestic violence. Proceeds benefit programs like Men of Code, working with young football players and coaches about ending violence against women and girls. $100-$2,500; VIP available info.

Saturday, November 9, 6:30 — 11 PM, The Women's Center 2013 Inspiring Women Benefit at Gannett Corporate Headquarters, 7950 Jones Branch Dr McLean. Black-tie, cocktails, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions. $300, info

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, support the Akilah Institute for Women, a college with campuses in Rwanda and Burundi, at The Mayflower, 1127 Connecticut Ave, with Catherine Russell, Bob Zoellick, Kathleen Matthews, $40, $75, $150 
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Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Free Lunchtime Performance at Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Free, no rsvp info.

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 — 9:30 PM, Human Rights Campaign Chefs for Equality at the Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. MD and VA's top chefs and mixologists serving fine fare, $50-$150, info.

Wednesday, October 30, 4:30 - 7:30 PM, Doggie Howl-o-ween Costume Contest at Jackson 20 Restaurant, 480 King St. Alexandria. benefiting the Animal Welfare League. $10, info.

Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 - 10:00 PM, The Great Pink Pumpkin Fights Breast Cancer at Midtown PartyPlex, 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW. $30/online $35/door, info.

Wednesday, October 30, 6:00p - 9:00 PM, Pumpkin Carving Contest Happy Hour at Hotel Helix, 1430 Rhode Island NW, info.

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 - 10:00 PM, Night of the Living Zoo at the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. Live band, costume contest, fortune tellers, fire eaters, illusionists. $30, info.

Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Home for the Holidays Party & Silent Auction Fundraiser at Urban Country, 7117 Arlington Rd. Bethesda. Silent auction to benefit Combat Soldier Recovery Fund and honor our wounded Veterans. No cover, rsvp.

Thursday, October 31, 8:30 AM, Capital Breast Care Center's Annual Gift of Life Breakfast at the Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, rsvp.

Thursday, October 31, 5-12 pm, Redrocks Neapolitan Bistro Halloween extravaganza at 2501 9th Rd. S. Arlington. happy hour, music, pizza samples, costume contest. Info

Friday, November 1, 7:00 PM, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Paula Cole at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. Celebration of RAVEN $33/standing area; $43/seated, info.

Friday, November 1, 9:00 - 11:00 PM, Washingtonian Halloween Party at KABIN, 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15, Halloween-themed drinks, costume contest, First drink free - $15/advance, info.

Saturday, November 2, 6:00 — 8:00 PM, NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Awards at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. VIP reception, cocktail reception. $500, info.

Saturday, November 2, 6:00 PM, the Hope Marietta Foundation's 4th Annual Hope Marietta Classic Mini Golf Tournament at H Street Country Club, 1335 H St NE drink & food specials, cash prize,19th hole after party at the Rock and Roll Hotel 1353 H St NE.

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