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The Scene Bisnow
Presented by WTOP
January 17, 2012 

Celebrate the Inaugural Millennial Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19 at M Central, with a special pop-up venue at 700 H St NE. Awesome performances by Oddisee, The Funk Ark, and Brass Connection, with the party taken off the hook by DJ Mayer Hawthorne. Dress: “creative” black tie! For more info, click here.  

Last night we joined hundreds for three hours of open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and top-level networking at Bisnow’s Schmoozarama at hot new club Fujimar.
Guests enjoyed drinks, sushi and sliders at the Latin-Asian fusion restaurant above Lima on K St. We snapped Cardinal Bank’s Marc Blumenstein and Sheila Yosufy with Piedmont RIA’s Jeff Thorner.
Marriott’s Jillian Schneeberger, LLS’ Caroline Mah, and Todd Bromberg.
Cvent’s Andy and Johnny Rouhafzai flank Capital Networking’s Devlin Berlo.
Regus Management Group’s Bonnie Caffrey, Winbush LLC’s Donna Winbush, O’Neal Firm’s Ardra O’Neal.
Fitness4EveryBody’s Sonya Spriggs and Pilar Lorca flank Securiguard’s Lise Benedicto.
Jerry Redman, CF Foundation’s Sarah Melrose and Erin Leahey.
Gerstel Office Furniture’s Len Gerstel, AACH’s Evan Davies, Gensler’s Rosario Li Rocchi and Hector Montalvo.
George Mason University’s Laurie Miller, Cardinal Bank’s Randy McVey, and Keller Williams Capital Properties’ Carolyn Hurwitz.
Mareike Forst, Joanne Darkey, Kristy Kaufmann.
Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.



Thursday, January 17, 7:30 PM, Sister Cities International Inaugural Gala at the Hall of Flags, US Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. $250/person / sponsorship tables available, info.  

Thursday, January 17, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Chinese New Year Celebration benefitting National Children’s Center Foundation at Ping Pong Dim Sum-Chinatown, 900 7th St. NW., info.

Thursday, January 17-19, 5:00 PM, Hilton Hollis Trunk Show at Betsy Fisher, 1224 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free, info.

Thursday, January 17, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, DJs in the Garden at the Natl Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 700 Constitution.$8, info.

Friday, January 18, 7:00 PM, join Sonia Sotomayor as she reviews her memoir, My Beloved at GW Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st. NW. Hosted by Politics & Prose, info.

Friday, January 18, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Cocktails for Charity: Noble Argus Foundation at The Light Horse, 715 King St. Alexandria. Extended happy hour, complimentary hors d’oeuvres. $25-$100 info.

Friday, January 18-27, (all day), Alexandria Restaurant Week: Inaugural Edition Alexandria 50 eateries offering $35 three-course dinners or $35 dinners for two, info

Saturday, January 19,  6:00 PM, An Evening of Art & Jazz with Sandrine Lee, Leni Stern & Lizzy Loeb at The Mansion on O Street, 2020 O St. NW.  $10, info.

Saturday, January 19, 6:00 PM, Ending Hunger with Nourish Now at 4935 Bar & Kitchen, 4935 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, $15 - info.

Sunday, January 20, 1:00 - 5:00 PM, 2013 DC Knit-In at Meridian White-Meyer House, 1624 Crescent Pl. NW. knitting, crocheting, and refreshments benefitting homeless shelters. Donations, rsvp.


Friday, January 18:

9:00PM-2:00AM, Party Politics presents The Inauguration Weekend Kickoff Party at Nick's Riverside Grill, 3050 K St NW.. $15. Sexy Chic. – RSVP.

7:00 - 10:00 PM, Power Forward: Inaugural Cocktail Reception at the Goethe-Institut / German Cultural Center, 812 7th St. NW $60, info.

Saturday, January 19:

8:00 PM, North Carolina State Society Ball at Stars and Stripes Club - Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. Enjoy music by NC favorite, Liquid Pleasure, open bar and food. $150/person, info.

8:00 PM, Generation Now: Inaugural Kick Off Ball at the Portrait Gallery, 8th & F. Hosts Jessica Alba & John Legend. $150, info.

7:00 – 11:00 PM, T Natl Bar Association Legacy Inaugural Ball at The Air & Space Museum, Independence Ave SW. $300, info.

7:00 PM, 2013 Disability Community Inaugural Ball at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. $100, info.

7:30 PM, International Inaugural Ball at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza. Black Tie, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, . $85, info.

6:00 PM, the 2013 Sunshine and Stars – Florida Inaugural Ball benefiting Florida House and State Society at. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW.  $500/dinner & ball, info.  

8:30 PM, join the Illinois State Society for its Inaugural Gala at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St. NW. Multiple open bars, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and dancing. $260, info.

7:30 PM, Inauguration Weekend Comedy Special: The Daily Show's Rory Albanese & Adam Lowitt at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $20, info.

8:00 PM, the Millennial Trains Project Inaugural Millennial Ball at M Central, 700 H St. NE. Creative black tie - $75, info.

11:00 PM, Chef Art Smith hosts Chefs Ball at Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey Ave. $75, late night bites, beverage, tax and gratuity. info

Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, sponsored by the Texas State Society at Gaylord National, 201 Waterfront St. National Harbor,. $250/members - $275/non-members. Cowboy hats, tuxedos and boots for men, and evening gowns for ladies, info.

10:00 PM, Inaugural Ball Party at Opera Ultra Lounge, 1400 I St. NW.  $20, includes open bar, info.

8:30 PM, singer Mýa at inaugural Fitness Ball at Living In America at the Sports Club/LA, 1170 22nd St. NW. Lululemon  fashion show, dance party workout, champagne.  $50/online, $75/door, info.

8:00 PM, join Suspicious Package and Art Soiree for an Indie Inauguration Weekend Party + Editorial Cartoon Art Exhibit at Malmaison, 3401 Water St NW. $15/advanced, info.

Sunday, January 20:

6:00 PM, Georgetown U Let Freedom Ring Concert with Smokey Robinson at The Kennedy Center, Free tickets required, info

7:00 PM – Midnight, PA Society Inaugural Gala at The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. performance by Mark Rivera , Catie Curtis and Bliss. Food, open bar and dancing. $225/individual, info.

9:00 PM, White House Party II: Artist's Inaugural Ball at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE $50, info.

7:00 PM, Green Inaugural Ball at the Newseum. Join the broad environmental, conservation and clean tech. $400+, info.

9:00 PM, Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball host Russell Simmons at the Harman Center, 610 F St Black tie, performances $500/person info.

7:30 PM – 1:00 AM, The Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance at Arena Stage. $135, food & open bar - info.

9:00 PM, All American Inaugural Ball at The Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. food, open bar, dancing. $200, info.

7:30 – 11:00 PM, New Jersey State Society Inaugural Gala at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. benefits Hurricane Sandy first responders and utility workers. $275/individual, info.

8:00 PM, The Maryland Democratic Party Inaugural Ball at the Gaylord National Hotel, Maryland Room, 201 Waterfront St. National Harbor, MD. $225, info.

7:00 PM, Presidential Pearl Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW. $250, food, drinks, dancing; highlights the Asian American and Pacific Islander political leadership, info.

7:00 PM, Humanitarian Inaugural Ball – Wings of Hope at Reagan National Airport in Historic Terminal A Lobby. $155, info.

7:00 – 11:00 PM, The Virginia Inaugural Ball, hosted by VA & Arlington Democratic Party at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, 801 N Glebe Rd. $250, info.

6:00 PM, Hawaii State Society 2013 Inaugural Ball at the Renaissance Arlington Hotel, 2800 S Potomac Ave.. $225, info.

Monday, January 21:

9:00 PM, BET's Inaugural Gala presented by AT&T at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 800 G St. NW. $300, info.

9:00 PM, The Enduring Legacy Inaugural Ball, hosted by MTV's DJ Envy at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol, 550 C St. SW. $75/single, $140/couples, info..

7:00 PM, 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, 801 K St. NW. $100-$750, info.

7:00 – 11:00 PM, Muslim Inaugural Gala celebrates diversity across faiths at North Hall Eastern Market, 225 7th St SE $100 info
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