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January 11, 2010 
Ralph Fiennes!

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Critically acclaimed actor Ralph Fiennes drew a crowd on Saturday night at the Holocaust Museum.

Fiennes has been widely praised for raising public awareness of the Holocaust through his portrayal of characters in award-winning films Schindler’s List and Sunshine.

He was interviewed by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward on the Power of Film and the Holocaust.

International Club!


DC’s International Club had a belated New Year’s Soiree on Friday night for members and guests, who danced at the Embassy of France. Among them: French-American Foundation’s Caroline Godwin, International Club prez Sanjaya Hettihewa, Virginia Tech grad student Kristen Wade, APA’s Francesca Morfesis, and NRECA’s P.J. Barbour.

Penn Foundation’s Roby Penn, ASCD’s Jennifer Barrett, Raffa’s Sunanda Patel, Georgetown Nursing’s Meredith Kelly, and ASD’s Ryan Waits.

IC member Jennifer Santana (second from right) is surrounded by the three Bezuneh sisters, who showed off their moves on the dance floor: MD Dept of Health’s Meseret, UN’s Mulu, and NVEG’s Meleekt.


DanceSport Endurance prez Todd Borzych and fellow instructor Rasa Kasetiene led the 200 party-goers in salsa and waltz lessons.

Jockey Club!


We sat down with The Jockey Club’s new culinary star Executive Chef Levi Mezick and manager (formerly from the Blue Duck Tavern) William Washington. The renowned Fairfax Hotel restaurant used to be the top power dining spot in DC—Nancy Reagan loved to lunch there—and wants to be again, with a recently updated decor and menu. Levi, who returned to DC after traveling through Europe and working at New York’s Daniel, told us his favorite ingredient is salt!


Chef Mezick puts a fresh twist on simple French cuisine with locally produced ingredients. It’s participating in Restaurant Week this week, so if you thought you couldn’t afford it, now’s the time to try.

Makeda Saggau-Sackey, Courtney Caldwell, and Kristina D'Ambrosio contributed to this issue.


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

Monday, January 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm, join Heart’s Delight Young Professional Group – The New Vintage for an exclusive tasting of five wines from Castello Banfi with owner, Cristina Mariani-May on hand to discuss her wine. Cork Wine Bar (1720 14th Street NW) will be opening on a Monday just to host this event, so there will be wonderful food – perfect combination on a winter evening. All to raise money for the American Heart Association.  Tickets: $50 ($25 is tax-deductible) www.hdthenewvintage.org or call (703) 248-1720

Wednesday, January 13 – 6-8pm - Join the entire Bisnow team from across all our publications – Real Estate, Legal, Tech/Fed IT, Trade Associations/Non-Profit – for the first Bisnow Back to Business Total Schmoozarama at downtown hotspot, the Park at Fourteenth -920 - 14th St NW (14th & K). Network with top level business execs, enjoy open bar, and gourmet buffet. Crazy low price $39. Sign up now. Join us!

Wednesday, January 13, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. join the Holly Hunt, Warp & Weft, LUXE Studio, The Milano Group, Century Furniture and Farrow & Ball showrooms on the 6th Floor of the Washington Design Center, 300 D St., SW, for its "Snowing on 6 Floor Fling." Guest speakers, special presentations including the entries for April's DC Design House, plus wine and cheese. For more info, to rsvp and for press passes, email info@mokimedia.com.

Thursday, January 14 from 6 to 8 PM, join the L’Enfant Society for a kick-off event for this year’s Trust for the National Mall Ball on the Mall  at K Street Lounge, 1301 K Street, NW.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres (Design Cuisine) and an open bar for those who become members of the L’Enfant Society that evening.  Members will be included in a drawing to receive a $500 Neiman Marcus gift certificate, a wine dinner at Proof, and tickets to a YOA concert. A cash bar will be available for non-members. FREE, but guests must register at: http://www.nationalmall.org/lenfant-society.php.

Thursday, January 14 Labels for Love presents: "MODUS UNION 2010" from 7pm-10pm at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC. Join Mary Amons, founder of Labels for Love and MC Kathleen Matthews for an exclusive evening of art, fashion and philanthropy to benefit Labels for Love. Enjoy a top shelf open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cupcakes by Bakeshop. A runway fashion show featuring Lela Rose's "Spring 2010 Collection" and hair and makeup by celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson and Dior Cosmetics, as well as a LIVE fashionable art auction highlighting local notable DC artists. General admission tickets for $100 and VIP tickets for $250 may be purchased at www.labelsforlove.org, Exclusive after party for VIP ticket holders presented by E. Lund Events and Bisnow at the newest hottest lounge RECESS.

Thursday, January 14 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm come to the Fifth Annual Capitol Movement Project Winter Fundraiser at the Reserve 1426 L st NW.  Wine, spirits and hors d’oeuvres compliment a cocktail reception and silent auction The Redskins Cheerleaders, Christy Cooley, Kate Marie Grinold, and many others will attend. Tickets are $55 and more information can be found at http://www.capitolmovement.org/events.htm

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