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February 4, 2013

Super Bowl!

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Let's hear it for the other hometown team! Yay Ravens! If you thought it was a heart-stopping finish in front of your TV, can you imagine the excitement in the Superdome?

We ran down to the field to snap Beyonce during the halftime show.

Cal Ripken
At the NFL tailgate before the big game, we found Mr. Baltimore: Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken sporting Ravens purple.

Lucy Liu
We also snapped actress Lucy Liu. If the blue beads means she's a 49ers fan, sorry, tough loss!

Pumps & Pigskins!

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We couldn't all be in New Orleans, but we all had to watch! We cheered the Ravens to victory with chic professional women at Pumps and Pigskins at Lima with cocktails, desserts, and gift bags. We snapped She Rocks Jewels' Nyki Nykole, TTD4 Custom Jewelry's Latasha Whitehead and Sherrill Jenkins, Ellie Oliver's Malonda Richard-Sia, and Slumber Parties' Sharraine Banks.

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During the power outage, we browsed jewelry and skin products by local women business owners. Here, Chasity Gattson, The Parthenon Group's Ayo Figueroa, and Walker Marchant Group's Shana McNealy.


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On Saturday night we headed to Bayou for The Tenfold Forty's Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser sponsored by Macy's, 38 Real Estate, Ruck.us, and Bisnow. Guests donned black tie, feather masks, and beads for a night of cocktails and music by the Lloyd Dobler Effect. We snapped ESSI's Brian Carbauh and Herrington Harbor's Hamilton Chaney with Tenfold members, tutor Caroline MacMillan and Georgetown Hospital's Marie Gurka.

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The raffle included prizes like Merryvale Vineyards wine, Kastles tickets, yoga lessons, and a Trump Soho spa gift certificate. Tenfold Forty board members Karina Bjelland and Sarah Hamilton recruited CFPB's Jolina Cuaresma to help sell the tickets.

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Proceeds will be donated to the Johns Hopkins Center for Cervical Dysplasia. Here, Booz Allen's Andrew Gibbons, Quantum Communication's Amanda Nimmer, GW Law student Susie Coggins, and the SSA's Gavin Young.

Arts for Autism!

Saturday night we also went to Clarendon Ballroom for the Arts for Autism Gala benefiting the Autism Society of NoVa. A private dinner reception was followed by open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, fashion show, auction, and performances. We snapped the night's emcee, WUSA 9's Peggy Fox, with performer Jake Sizemore.

The fashion show featured top fundraisers like John Reeves and Devlin Berlo and students from McLean High School as models wearing clothing by sponsors Cache, Jos. A Bank, and Papaya.

DogDen Golf's David Ogden (who auctioned off two golf weekend getaways), Lore Systems' Bill Mountjoy, Nationwide's Christopher Williams, Burr Auto Group's Chris Burr, Keller Williams Realty's Kevin Kleifges, and Reed Smith's Catherine Kleifges.

Chris Baird, D. Channing Muller, Merjan Bubernack, and Sara Ginolfi contributed to this issue.


Tuesday Friday, Feb. 5-9, The 14th Annual DC International Wine & Food Festival, seminars, tastings, food pairings, dinners, and signature events at the Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. high quality food and wine, meet and greet winemakers, chefs and tastemakers. Ticket prices vary, info.

Tuesday, February 5, 7:00 AM- 10:00 PM, join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for IHOP National Pancake Day at your local IHOP, to enjoy a FREE short stack of buttermilk pancakes and raise funds for blood cancer cures. Learn more.

Saturday, February 9, 7:00 PM, Young Playwrights' Theatre (YPT) honors Paula Vogel with the Giving Voice Award at the Edison Place Art Gallery, 701 9TH St. NW. $100/person, info.

Monday, February 4-10, (all day), Auto Show at the Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. $12/general, $5/children, info.

Monday February 4, local mixologists compete in the Madhatter Tea Challenge to celebrate Disney on Ice and benefit local charities with proceeds from cocktails at participating restaurants: Farmers Fishers; Buffalo & Bergen; Bourbon Steak; The Majestic, info.

Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 PM, support India's education reform and its charter schools with EdVillage benefitting Teach For India, Akanksha, and 3.2.1 Schools at BlackFinn, 1620 I St NW. $30 includes two free drinks, info.

Tuesday, February 5-9, 6:00 PM, Crystal Couture 2013 at the Crystal City Building, 251 18th St. South, Arlington. Fashion show and high-end bargain trunk sale returns with 40 designers and boutiques, info.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Happenings at the Harman Free Lunchtime Performances at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. Bring your lunch. Guest: Quest Visual Theatre: Mosaic. Free, info.

Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, RNLA's Birthday Party for Ronald Reagan at McFadden's, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Remarks from Governor Ehrlich, mingle with members. . Free, info.

Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Corcoran Uncorked, Todd Gray's Muse at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $15, includes admission plus one drink ticket. Book preview for The New Jewish Table, by Todd and Ellen Gray. info.

Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, Art Crimes CARDIAC ARREST Opening Reception at The Dunes, 1402 Meridian Pl. NW. Yanina Angelini & Justin Young, and Nate & Leah Lewis explore the expression of love and imagery of the heart. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Free, info.

Wednesday, February 6, 8:00 - 10:00 PM, The Wonderland Circus at Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon St, NW. Variety show where anything goes! Comedian Sara Armour, musician Harris Face and Don Kim, burlesque artist Shortstaxx, and more. Free, info.

Thursday, February 7, 5:00 — 9:00 PM, Leadership Greater Washington's Midwinter Networking Auction at The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square, 1315 K St. NW. VIP reception and auction with WJLA's Leon Harris. Donations, info.

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 - 10:00 PM, OFFSEASON ON ICE: Young Benefactors of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation at Nick's Riverside Grill, 3050 K St. NW. $50 hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine, ice skating, door prizes & mystery grab bags, rsvp.

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 — 9:00 PM, The Foundation Fighting Blindness hosts its annual Dining in the Dark Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd. McLean, VA. Benefitting sight-saving research. $500, info.

Friday, February 8, 8:00 - 11:59 PM, SOME Jr. Gala 2013 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Includes live band, open bar, and hors d'oeuvres. Black tie optional. $85, info.

Friday. February 8, 6:30 PM, The NEA Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Special guest, Kevin Eubanks, info.

Saturday, February 9, 6:30 PM, join the Junior League of Washington for its Centennial black tie gala, Féte, celebrating 100 years of service and dedication to the greater DC community at the National Building Museum,401 F St NW. $100, desserts, drinks and dancing, info..

Saturday, February 9, 12:00 PM, Cupid's Undie Run 2013 at the Pour House, 319 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Join in the 1.5 mile run past the US Capitol and the Supreme Court in your best under garments to benefit The Children's Tumor Foundation. $50-$70, info.

Sunday, February 10, 7:00 PM, Living the Dream… Singing the Dream, Choral Arts 25th Anniversary choral tribute to MLK Jr. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. Nelson Mandela honored with the Humanitarian Award. $25-$35, info.

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