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Michelle Obama Addresses Healthy Learning Initiative at Annual Legislative Conference

FLOTUS Michelle Obama helped launch the CBC Foundation’s alumni series as part of the Annual Legislative Conference. Last Wednesday, Mrs. Obama participated in the first of a three session series, “The ABC’s of Healthy Student Learning: Addressing Disparities in Academic Achievement and Health.”

Vivian Green & Chico Debarge Concert

TS Sound Stage presents Vivian Green and Chico DeBarge in concert at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium.

The show takes place on Saturday, September 25th at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.

Orchestra tickets are $24. Balcony seats are $27.

Get more info or purchase your tickets…

The Diva Lounge Honors Women in Politics During CBC

THE DIVA LOUNGE DC: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN POLITICS AND CIVIL SERVICE. The Diva Lounge originated in New York City as a networking event designed to connect female tastemakers as well as introduce them to premium lifestyle brands. The DivaLounge’s existing network consists of women from all backgrounds and industries who are as professional and progressive as they are influential. On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 this event will bring the Diva Lounge experience back to Washington D.C.!

CBCF 40th Annual Legislative Conference

This week, the Congressional Black Causcus Foundation’s 40th Annual Legislative Conference gets underway in the District. This year’s theme is “Celebrating The Vision, Continuing The Journey”. View the schedule of events and get registration and ticket information…

Ciroc Monday Night Football Primetime

Are you ready for some football?” Come out and watch Monday Night Football with CIROC Vodka and DC’s biggest football fans starting Monday, Sept 13th at Ozio Lounge 1813 Mst NW Washington DC. Enjoy $5 Ciroc Cocktails, Food and Fellow Fans. Arrive during the 1st Quarter of the game to qualify for a Raffle Prize you will not want to miss out on! Halftime Music will be provided.

2nd Annual WEEN Awards (Photo Recap)

Occassionally, What’s Hot Washington “rocks” the road to cover exceptional events that we think may be of interest to DC urbanites. Last week we took a bite out of the Big Apple!

The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) held its 2nd annual awards celebration in NYC.

Barry Sings The Blues For Gray Campaign

As election day draws near, local politicians are pulling out all stops. Council member, Marion Barry, recently unleashed a secret weapon to help Coucil Chairman Vincent Gray in his campaign for mayor. Barry broke down and sang the Blues, while wearing a “Gray for Mayor” t-shirt, at Ward 8 Day festivities! WHW i-Reporter, Heron Gibran, captured it all on tape.

Fenty’s Wife Tearful After Mayoral Debate

Last week, Mayor Fenty and Vince Gray went head to head in a mayoral debate at the Newseum. During which, the candidates were asked some tough questions. A Washington Post reporter referred to Fenty as a “post-racial politician” and asked the Mayor to address the perception that he does not relate to black residents, in the District.

Live Tweet: Real Housewives of DC

WHW’s own gossip guru, Poet Taylor, will host an “RHODC Live Tweet” every Thursday at 10pm on our Twitter page. Be sure to follow us @WHW_Web to read what Poet has to say about Michaele, Linda, Stacie, Mary, Cat and Paul (the unofficial 6th Housewife). We hope you’ll watch the show with us, and tweet us your thoughts!

Redskins Alumni Host “Return to Glory Season” Kickoff Party

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen will be the guest of honor when The NFL Players Association – Former Players, Washington, DC Chapter (NFLPAFP-DC) and the Washington Redskins Alumni host “Return to Glory: 2010 NFL Season Kickoff Party” on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 from 7pm – 11pm at Union Jack’s Restaurant in Arlington, Virginia. The event is being held to allow fans to celebrate the return of the NFL season with their favorite former NFL greats while raising money for the players’ favorite charities.

An Evening With Terry McMillan

NY Times best selling author Terry McMillan is back with the long awaited sequel to Waiting to Exhale, “Getting to Happy”. Spend an evening with Terry at Montgomery College Performing Arts Center. Also view video of Terry reading an excerpt from her latest novel.

Grand Opening: Yards Park @ Capital Riverfront

Sept. 10-12, come experience DC’s new waterfront destination. Enjoy a fun-lled weekend of events in the Park—musical performances, kids activities, food and drink, fitness classes, water features, and more!

Events are free and open to the public.

Did L-Boogie Rock the Bells??

Last Saturday, the Rock the Bells 2010 tour made its way to the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Thousands flocked to the see Hip Hop titans like KRS-1, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe Called Quest. But the act that had everyone’s anticipation on high was the return of the ever elusive Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Culture to the Kennedy Center

Last Saturday, Shen Yun Performing Arts played before a sold out crowd at the Kennedy Center Opera House. The New York based group, comprised mainly of Chinese Americans, is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of traditional Chinese culture through the arts.

Liquid Soul w/ AM Radio + Vitamin Water

Live painting, rare hip-hop/soul grooves, complimentary cocktails and vitamin water. If this sounds like your kind of scene, read on…

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