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PeacePlayers International 2014 March Madness Party for Peace

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PeacePlayers March Madness Party for Peace kicks off on March 20th at 6pm, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities.

Enjoy the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with friends and colleagues all while supporting PeacePlayers International and our mission to use basketball to create peace around the world.

Guests will be treated to a full open bar, appetizers from Hill Country BBQ, a special NCAA square competition, and a chance to win awesome prizes in our silent auction. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!
Silent Auction Items:
4 First Row, Third Base Nationals Tickets
4 Nationals Presidents Club tickets
Gift card to Reformation Fitness
Tickets to Hardball with Chris Matthews
Tickets to Meet the Press
Design Consultation from a Landscape Architect (complete with drawings plans)
Round of Golf for Two at Columbia and a meal in the Member’s Grill
and more to come!
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2014 FGIDC Rising Stars

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Honoring our Rising Stars the emerging talent of today in the following categories.  Accessories. Beauty. Interior Design. Jewelry. New Media. Menswear. Photography. Stylists. Womenswear.

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Rising Stars Category: Accessories
Camille Gabriele, Camille Gabriele
Georgina Agyekum, Solsak
Jayne Orthwein, Anna Handbags, LLCRising Stars Category: Beauty
JoElle Lee, JoElle SkinCare
Souny West, W Salon
Kitiya King, Mischo Beauty

Rising Stars Category: Interior Design
Scott Cooke, Scott Cooke Designs
Jeff Akseizer, Akseizer Design Group
William McGovern, McGovern Design Studio

Rising Stars Category: Jewelry
Jenny Schretter, KOLTON.J
Sophie Blake, Sophie Blake NY
Cameron St. Clair, Saint Clair Jewelry

Rising Stars Category: New Media
Founder, All Things Fashion DC
Nicole Aguirre, Worn Magazine
Daniel Swartz, Revamp: What Are You Wearing

Rising Stars Category: Menswear
Pranav Vora & Philip Soriano, Hugh & Crye
Read Wall, READ WALL
Paul Trible & Paul Watson, Ledbury

Rising Stars Category: Photography
Naiffer Romero, Naiffer Photography
Kate Warren, GoShootKate
Violetta Markelou, VM Photography

Rising Stars Category: Stylist
Stara Pezeshkian, Stara Glam
Robin Fisher, Polished Image & Style
Ariella Toloza, Ariella Faith

Rising Stars Category: Womenswear
Kendra McCullough, Kendra McCullough
Marti Horowitz, MARTI
Tashia Senn, Tashia Senn

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT http://www.fgirisingstarsdc.com

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Funk Parade Kick-Off

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Date/Time

Date(s) – 03/13/2014
8:00 pm

Location
LIV Nightclub

An Extravaganza in the Spirit of Funk!

Come join us at Liv Nightclub Thursday, March 13th to continue getting excited for the Funk Parade and to kickoff our fundraising efforts!

This celebration will feature *for one night only*
The Funk Parade All-Star Band (aka Ninja Bunny)
including members of Elikeh, Lucky Dub, Eme & Heteru
& special guests!

PLUS

DJ Michael Saretsky (TNT) & DJ Nitekrawler (Moneytown) and more!

Tickets are
$15 in advance,
$20 day of event,
$50 supporter level includes FREE Tito’s Cocktails all night.
Doors are at 8 pm.

Come enjoy an extra funky Thursday night at Liv and help make Funk Parade happen!

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The Weekly Round-Up: March 12th-19th

Friday

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Fashion for Paws F4P Twist of Fate Date Auction

So maybe Valentines Day didn’t pan out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test your St. Paddy’s Day luck for a good cause at this much anticipated evening! Generously hosted this year by The Huxley DC, the party starts at 7pm and the auction will begin promptly at 8:30. Come dressed to impress and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres as you mingle with the bachelors and bachelorettes before MC Matt Schwartz leads you towards your fate in what will continue to be an unforgettable event!

There will be a suggested donation accepted at the door and both cash and credit cards are accepted during the auction so don’t hold back! All proceeds benefit the Washington Humane Society.

Saturday

St. Paddy’s Day Kegs and Eggs BrunchThe Shamrock Crawl 2014

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Nightlife Agency and Social DC PR have teamed up to bring DC a St. Patrick’s Day Kegs and Eggs Irish Brunch that will bring together both the Irish and the Irish-at-heart. On Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 11:00am-3:00pm dress up in your favorite Irish-themed swag and head over to Madhatter DC for what’s promised to be the area’s most festive Irish celebration.

Early bird tickets are $15 for singles and $25 for couples. After early bird tickets run out admission will be $25 for singles and $40 for couples. Tickets include a gourmet Irish brunch buffet, exclusive drink specials, green glow wear and swag, a DJ, bagpiper, and live music from the local alt-rock band, Irresponsible.

Drink specials include $2 green beer, $3 mixed drinks, $4 Shamrock Shots, $5 Guinness and $7 Irish Car Bombs. The best Leprechaun-themed male and female costume will win green HeadBro (headbro.com) sunglasses and koozies. John Robinson will provide official photography for the event.

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St. Patrick’s Day–the time of year when lads and lasses deck themselves in green, dance Irish jigs in the streets, and sing Danny Boy at the bars, while toasting to the luck of the Irish.

Whether you’re Irish by birth, or just Irish by attitude, join thousands of these lucky leprechauns for a day of full of carousing and cheers-ing at The Shamrock Crawl 2014 on Saturday, March 15th in Arlington.

Sign up here! (Receive 30% off tickets by using discount code: socialdcpr).

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Eat for Good: The 2014 Young Playwrights’ Theater Giving Voice Award Gala

Our 2014 Giving Voice Award Gala is Saturday, March 15, and is sure to be an event for the ages.

Sample your way through DC with food and drinks from local restaurants such as The DinerBuzz BakeryLebanese Taverna and Busboys and Poets. Enter to win unique raffle prizes and dance the night away to live music from Quiverd and Suspicious Package as we honor artist, activist and entrepreneur Andy Shallal with our 2014 Giving Voice Award!

Tickets are $50, and all proceeds will benefit YPT and inspire thousands of local students to discover the power and value of their voices and stories through playwriting.

RSVP by March 10! For tickets, click here.

Attire: Black tie, blue jeans or both

Sunday

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Tea Time DC Sunday, March 16th

This month, Tea Time DC is bringing you singer and songwriter Laura Tsaggaris who will be sharing her new album, Everyman, with us and well as being generally awesome and entertaining.

Our selected artist, Nima Veiseh, will show us a new concept for the DC and east coast art scene. Nima focuses on lo-fi abstract expressionism, that coordinates textures over many layers to give a unique sound to what you see. His paintings can take up to 50 hours and he is currently doing a live painting exhibit on 14th street.

Come hungry because local Chef Cizuka Seki will be preparing a Japanese-inspired noodle dish and skewer is sure to entice all audiences. DC Brau selected beers will be provided as well.

Tea Time, LLC is an event dedicated to merging culinary endeavors with artistic expression and promoting growth within the community. We are so excited to have these incredible and talented artists join us Sunday, March 16th

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Young Playwrights’ Theater to Honor Andy Shallal with the 2014 Giving Voice Award

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Arts Education Nonprofit to Present Award at Gala Event Featuring a “Taste of DC”

WASHINGTON, DC – Anyone who steps foot inside Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004) on the evening of Saturday, March 15 will find themselves awash in the sights, sounds and smells of DC. From 7:30-11pm that night, the Penn Quarter performance venue will host Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT)’s second annual Giving Voice Award Gala—Eat For Good! A Taste of DC to Benefit YPT.

The “black tie, blue jeans or both” gala event will be a celebration of DC culture and cuisine. The event will showcase food and drink from Busboys and Poets, The Diner, Acre 121 and over a dozen other DC eateries, as well as live music from local bands Suspicious Package and Quiverd and raffle prizes including tickets to some of most well-respected theaters in the Greater Washington area. The District’s people will also play a prominent role in the gala event, with handcrafted centerpieces and images of DCPS students workshopping their plays delighting guests at every turn. And at the center of it all will stand Andy Shallal: Busboys and Poets founder, social justice activist and the recipient of YPT’s 2014 Giving Voice Award.

“Andy Shallal has come to speak for so much of this city,” says YPT Executive Director Brigitte Pribnow Moore. “He has helped to reanimate DC’s literary spirit, and has engaged people from all over in free debate and creative expression. Who better to honor with our Giving Voice Award?”

Established in 2009, Young Playwrights’ Theater’s Giving Voice Award recognizes extraordinary individuals who, through their hard work and generosity, have exemplified YPT’s spirit and vision. Past recipients have included playwright Paula Vogel and artist/philanthropist Patricia Smith

In the spirit of celebrating community, YPT will also for the first time honor members of its family this year, giving awards to YPT Teaching Artists, funders, partner teachers and advocates who have made notable contributions to the organization and the thousands of students it impacts. The awards are entitled the “Super Awesome Awards”, inspired by the play Super Awesome, written by a YPT student in 2012. Each category is named after a different character created by a YPT student.

Tickets for the Giving Voice Award Gala are $50, and are available for purchase at http://www.yptdc.org. Proceeds from the event will benefit YPT and help establish playwriting programs in schools in and around Greater Washington.

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Young Playwrights’ Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices. By teaching students to express themselves through the art of playwriting, YPT develops students’ language skills, and empowers them with the creativity, confidence and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. YPT honors its students by involving them in a high-quality artistic process where they feel simultaneously respected and challenged and by engaging professional theater artists in producing student plays for the community. More information can be found at http://www.yptdc.org.

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The Capital Club Shamrock Soiree

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The Capital Club is pleased to invite you to once again kiss the blarney stone at our 19th Annual Shamrock Soiree.

This year, for all our revelers, we’re happy to provide an open bar for the first hour of the party from 10 pm to 11 pm. Space is limited in the venue, so get there early for some Irish jigs, European dance tunes, and an American good time.

Drink specials, leprechaun sightings, and DJ all night

Attire:
Ladies: Erin Go Bragh-less
Gents: After Dinner Dubstep

Photos: http://www.capital-club.com/shamrock-soiree-2012

A non-profit, 501(c) organization, The Capital Club is committed to its long tradition of support for local and national charities and community causes, most notably the Trey Lefler Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of the South.

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Taste of Entrepreneurship

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BUILD Metro DC will host Taste of Entrepreneurship, an exciting event to spotlight Washington DC’s vibrant entrepreneurial culture! Sixteen teams of young BUILD entrepreneurs will showcase their products  while we highlight DC’s colorful local restaurant scene in this unique, fun event.

Come enjoy many of DC’s unique food trucks, spirit providers, and special guests. All donations are tax deductible and go to help our students achieve and grow.

Includes open bar and small plates.

Price(s): $40 for one ticket, $70 for two (link will have latest prices and dates when early bird ends)

For more information, call: 202.506.6623

For tickets, click here.

BUILD TOE 2014