The ‘BIG List’ of events

The ‘BIG List’ of events

by L. Denise

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FILM:
Wednesdays at 11am
Rattle & Reel
(event for caretakers and their children)
 
Midnight Madness!
Every Friday and Saturday at 12am
 
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, NW
Downtown, DC
 
Click here for even more information on other Landmark Theater shows and events (through April 2011).
 
 
2011 Capitol Riverfront Summer Movie Series
This year’s theme is ‘Oscar Winners’. Tapes roll at sunset (around 8:45 PM) in Tingey Plaza (open space behind U.S. Department of Transporation) at New Jersey Avenue and Tingey Streets, SE. Feel free to pack lawn chairs and/or blankets to camp out and enjoy the show. Popcorn and cotton candy will be for sale and several food trucks will be on-site!
 
Here’s the lineup:
May 26 – Casablanca
June 2 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
June 9 – Dirty Dancing
June 16 – The Blind Side
June 23 – ET
June 30 – Shakespeare in Love
July 7 – The Social Network
July 14 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
July 21 – The Bourne Ultimatum
July 28 – West Side Story

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FITNESS:
Wanna expand your workout beyond the Wii Fit? Check out United Social Sports for all of your Skeeball, Bocce, Kickball, Cornhole and Shuffleboard needs.
 
Spring registration has begun, so get with it!
 
Better yet, enter to win 2 FREE registrations (one for you, one for a friend) with Washington City Paper!

 
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BEAUTY:
 
2nd Annual “Pretty and Pampered” Spring Event
Clarion Hotel by National Harbor
6400 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD
 
Hosted by: Key Key Brothers, Celebrations By Key Key
 
Admission is $15 with a portion of the proceeds going towards a local children/women’s charity.
 
Wednesday, April 20th @ 5:00pm-10:00pm
10th Annual Spring Beauty Night Out
Host: Style & Image Network (SIN)
Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth Street, NW
Shaw, WDC
Beauty Night Out is an exclusive beauty event that offers sa…vvy women an evening of spectacular shopping, outer pampering, cocktails, and product samples.
 
Ticket: $35 in advance; $45 at the door (No beauty bag)
 
Age: 21+
 
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SIGHTSEEING:
 
National Cherry Blossom Festival 2011
Saturday, March 26th-Sunday, April 10th
Definitely one of the DC area’s largest Springtime events for tourists and locals alike. (There’s even an app for that!)  Its a time to get out, smell the fresh air and admire the pretty pink Cherry Blossoms.
 
There are many events going on during this time, so be sure to take part in at least ONE. Check out the official Calendar of Events and Guide (The Washington Examiner) to see what’s up.
 
Since Japan gave the United States the beautiful gift of Cherry Blossoms almost 100 years ago (99, to be exact), its our time to give back an equally great gift. Click here to donate to the National Cherry Blossom Festival Red Cross Online Donation Site and help American Red Cross help our friends in the Pacific.
 
The foodie in me can’t resist. Check out these “Cherry Picks” for great places to eat, see and be seen!
 
Social Media Mavens/Mavericks: Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare.
 
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NETWORKING: 
 
Saturday, April 16th @ NOON-3pm
Young Professionals Industry Brunch
Josephine Butler Center
2437 15th Street, NW
Columbia Heights, DC
 
View flyer for details. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacing Corey Ponder at 202-642-4287 or pr@capitalcause.com.
 
 
April 26th @ 5:30-8:00pm
April MESMixer
Hosted by: Josh Norris, Metro Event Specialists
Key Bridge Marriott

1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA
 
An extra special event especially for event industry professionals located and serving the DC/MD/VA metropolitan areas. Regardless of your level of expertise or years of experience, this event is where its at. RSVPs run out at 300, so submit yours SOON. (Read: now!)
 
Bonus: FREE on-site parking.
 
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KID-FRIENDLY:
 
Theater for Young Audiences
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Foggy Bottom, DC
 
Various creative/performing arts events just for kids (beginning at age 3).
 
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CHARITY/FUNDRAISING
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Friday, April 1st @ 6pm
“Man of the Year” Launch Party
Dirty Martini
1223 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Dupont Circle, DC
 
Fundraising event to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
 
To make an online donation, click here.
 
 
AIDS Walk Washington Kick-off Party
Thursday, April 7th @ 5:30pm-9:00pm
FREE registration! Registrants will receive a FREE Nellie beer (or soda) and an order of fries! (Tonight only.)
 
Nellie’s Sports Bar
900 U Street, NW
Shaw, DC
 
Online registration begins Friday, April 8th. Race happens Saturday, October 11th!
 
 
Sunday, May 22nd @ 8:30am
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
 
Join us –Kayla’s Angels — in our walk to support Juvenile Diabeties Research Foundation.
 
JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. It sets the global agenda for type 1 diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for diabetes science worldwide. To date, JDRF has funded more than $1.5 billion in diabetes research, including nearly $107 million in fiscal year 2010.
 
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FOODIES:
 
Wednesday, April 6th @ 6:00-8:00pm
 
DC Food Blogger Happy Hour
Bayou Bakery
1515 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA
 
If you aren’t able to make it to New Orleans to celebrate, you’re in luck; this month’s theme is “Mardi Gras”! Come “meet, greet and eat” with some of your favorite DC-area food bloggers. Food/drink specials, galore. You won’t wanna miss this.
 
Be sure to RSVP via the DC Food Bloggers Facebook fan page.
 
Tuesday, April 12th – Sunday, May 22nd
Sensorium
Geodesic Dome at East Lawn
Yards Park, Capitol Riverfront
 
Beginning April 12, 2011, food lovers looking for an evening of exploration, combining culinary playfulness with theatrical costumes, lighting and music can head to the Capitol Riverfront, for a 12-course meal complete with wine pairings.  Each delicious course will be complemented with an intertwined vignette.
 
This culinary production will be housed for six weeks (April 12th – May 22nd) in a customized 36-foot geodesic dome on the east lawn of Yards Park just a few blocks from the National’s Park stadium. Chef  Bryon Brown is bringing together some of the District’s most creative minds consisting of artists, producers, lighting and sound designers to create a culinary series for spring 2011. 
 
Taking place weekly, Tuesday-Sunday evenings, Sensorium will offer two seating times: 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM Sunday-Thursday; 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Each show is designed for only 30 guests per seating.  The all-inclusive tickets price begins at $125 during the opening week’s first two nights (April 12-13) and tickets to the following performance are available for $150 per person, also all inclusive. Sensorium is offering a discount code for Capitol Riverfront supporters, use the code riverfrontdiscount before April 1st to save on this unprecedented dining experience. 
 
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CONCERTS/MUSIC:
 
Art, Beats & Lyrics
Friday, April 1st @ 7:00pm-midnight
Andrew Mellon Auditorium                                                                                                   1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Downtown, WDC

Art and music were once the voice of the people. It was an underground movement driven by the need for expression. Somewhere along the way, art became available only to the elite and music profited only the few. At that point artist lost control of their creation.

Gentleman Jack’s Art, Beats + Lyrics is taking it back.Exploring Hip Hop and highlighting urban art forms expressed through photography, graffiti, paintings, multi-media, DJ’ing, breakdancing and live music.

RSVP for free entry, arts, music and drinks.
 
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Situation Saturdays
Each and every Saturday during Spring and Summer
OZIO Restaurant & Lounge
1813 M Street, NW
Golden Triangle, DC
 
DJ Blaze spinning Hip Hop, Reggae, Reggaeton R&B, Old School
 
Hosted By: Aladdin of WPGC 95.5
Presented By: Hypnotik Entertainment, The Usual Suspectz, Dimelo Productions
 
Happy Hour/Dinner from 6pm-10pm Dance until 3am
 
$25 Three-Course Menu Deal
Appetizer (choose one)
House Salad
Caesar Salad
Entree (choose one)
Chicken Corinthian w/rice & vegetables
Crab Cake & NY Steak Sandwich w/ vegetables
Dessert (choose one)
Chocolate Mousse
Cheesecake
2 Complimentary Glasses of Wine come with each meal.
 
DRINKS/TABLES:
$5 Crown Royal Black & Bacardi Happy Hour 9pm-11pm
Bonus Happy Hour 1am- 2am  – $5 Martini Specials, Heineken Specials, and Cherry Vodka
 
Drink Specials All Night:
Absolut Mango & Raspberry $6 Shooters $5 (Washington Apple, Kamikaze, Red Heads &Rum Shots)
 
Ladies Free all night, fellas till 11pm  with text  (text “HEDC” to “313131″)
21 and up
 
Dress Code: Desirable Urban Chic
 
Valet Parking Available
 
For Bday and Table Reservation please email tc@hypnotikentertainment.com
 
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SPORTS:
 
Wednesday, March 30th @ 4-8pm
NatsFest
Nationals Park
1500 South Capital Street, SE
 
FREE! ($3.50 online service fee, per order)
 
Get your tickets online (use coupon code: FESTBID) or in person at The Yards Park on Monday, March 28th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  

Bring your family and friends out to celebrate Opening Day (03/31) with plenty of fun activities to enjoy.

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2 Responses

  1. Shi-Queeta-Lee 28. Mar, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    The Hottest Event to Hit DC of the year. Wed. March 30, -7-11pm Drag Show On Roller Skates. Temple Hills Skate Center Get your Tickets Today! Here’s A Sneak Peek Shi-Queeta-Lee Performs Escapade At TOWN Dance Boutiquemusic by:Dj Ed Bailey , Wes thedj Also Drag City:DC my reality Show will be Taping No Logo’s Please.
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    • L. Denise
      L. Denise 06. Apr, 2011 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks for sharing! Your event has been included in a recent post :o )

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