McDonough Fight Night

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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will be hosting the first annual “McDonough Fight Night” at the Sphinx Club with a goal of raising $10,000 for the International Justice Mission (IJM).

This organization’s goal is to rescue victims of human rights abuse all over the world.  Events like our fundraiser help this Washington, D.C. based non-governmental organization to provide assistance to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit IJM.

This event will feature amateur boxers from Georgetown University and is sanctioned and insured through the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA).

Cocktails, food, and dancing will follow the matches.

Dress code is cocktail attire. VIP tickets are on sale now for $75 and $50 for general admission.

Age 21+

Tickets available here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcdonough-fight-night-tickets-12623088999

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC 2014

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Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC presents an eclectic evening of music, activities, and visual and performing artists.

See the video from last year!

Based on a festival concept that began in Paris, the event offers area residents and visitors an exciting opportunity to engage with DC arts and artists. This year, through the efforts of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities the festival will include the Dupont Circle, Shaw, North Capitol, H Street NE and Congress Heights Main Streets. Each neighborhood will host its own unique mix of artistic programming for audiences to enjoy.

The Main Streets and DCCAH hope to attract audiences of up to 15,000 people in one night.

http://www.artallnightdc.com

Sumeria Group and SquadUP: Afternoon at the Fairgrounds

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Greg’s List DC is excited to partner with Sumeria Group and SquadUP to host an Afternoon at the Fairgrounds, including a 3 hour full open bar, a live band, and food catered by Surfside!

The event takes place before the last Washington Nationals home weekend game against the Miami Marlins at 4:05pm, so be sure to bring your DC pride and enjoy a day full of drinking, delicious food, and live entertainment!

Other partners and sponsors include: Tuckernuck, New Hope HousingThe Trip TribeWe Will Survive CancerUrbanStemsZengo Cycle, and LinkTank!

Tickets ($45) here! (Please check “Greg’s List DC” as your reference!)

Breaking news! In addition, we were able to negotiate a deal with the Nationals stadium to get a limited amount of block seating tickets at the Nationals game for section 231. The price for this ticket is $70 and it includes:

- Access to the Sumeria event at the Fairgrounds (3 hour open bar/food/live music)
- Seat in section 231 (since the area is blocked off for us, groups of friends that buy tickets together will be able to sit together)
- $8 credit inside the stadium to spend on food or drinks!

Facebook event link.

ACTIVATED! Art4All DC Launch Party

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Join Mistress of Ceremonies and spoken word artist Nina Brewton, rising star and singer-songwriter Marshall Sims, and other artists as they offer a taste of Art4All DC, a three-week festival featuring leading arts organizationssignature events, and an eclectic arts calendar including performances, workshops, gallery openings, neighborhood festivals, open houses, and more.

Come experience downtown DC’s newest development and walk through The Gateway at CityCenter, a groundbreaking three-plane, 25-foot high, 50-foot wide, ultra-high resolution, digital art feature by media artist David Niles.

21+. ID required.

Ticket ($15) includes entry, two drink tickets, and appetizers provided by Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and DBGB Kitchen and Bar (Tickets are $25 at the door).

Fall Harvest Dinner with Chef Grace Lichaa

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This will be a night of farm to table food for a great cause. Chef Grace Lichaa returns to Washington, D.C. to cook up a fall harvest dinner to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.

She’ll prepare a savory, four course menu made with seasonal ingredients provided by From the Farmer (http://fromthefarmerdc.com/). You’ll feast family-style in a unique setting – the training kitchen at the Capital Area Food Bank.

Grace is an experienced chef and food educator, who many will remember in 2012 was the first-ever D.C. Chef to win “Chopped” on the Food Network. Before moving to Boston in early 2014, Grace worked as D.C. regional manager at the Capital Area Food Bank. She remains a fierce advocate for hunger in our nation’s capital and beyond.

In honor of Hunger Action Month, Chef Grace, the Capital Area Food Bank, Bookalokal and From the Farmer have teamed up to host this event in hopes it will inspire you to cook for a cause, and host a similar event to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank at your home.

Tickets: www.bit.ly/dcfallharvest

Win a pair of tickets from Greg’s List DC! Just retweet the “pinned” tweet on our Twitter feed.

Ride to the event with Hailo! Use the code HARVEST15 for $15 off your first ride.

BANG SALON AT THE YARDS TO HOST ALL DAY “CUT-A-THON” TO BENEFIT NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION

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Cutting-Edge Hair Salon to Help Raise Funds for Ovarian Cancer
Education and Awareness at Newest DC Location
 
Washington, DC – Look good while doing good and help make a difference with only one haircut. Bang Salon, the full-service Washington, DC hair salon, will host a 12-hour marathon hair Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Bang’s soon-to-open location at The Yards lifestyle multiplex at 1212 4th St, SE. This is Bang Salon’s fourth charity Cut-A-Thon in support of ovarian cancer education and awareness with 100 percent of proceeds from every haircut donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Complimentary champagne, mimosas and scrumptious small appetizers will be served to participants throughout the day.
“For more than 12 hours, Bang stylists will donate their time, energy and hair-cutting talents for a worthy cause,” says Nikki Esoldo, co-owner of Bang Salon. “More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. Several Bang employees, including myself, have a friend or family member who are battling or survived the disease.”
The 1,500-square-foot Bang Salon at The Yards, slated to open on Tuesday, September 30, will be Bang’s fourth salon and will include 15 styling stations that boasts a full collection of services and treatments that are characteristically found at the other three DC-area locations.
Bang Salon at The Yards is located at 1212 4th Street, SE in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. For more information on Bang Salon or to schedule an appointment, please visit:www.bangsalon.com, or call (202) 628-3222. Find them on Twitter: @bangsalondc or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BangSalonDC.
WHO:        Bang Salon at The Yards
                   National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
 
WHAT:      12-Hour “Cut-A-Thon” in Support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness
100 Percent of Proceeds Donated From Every Haircut
(No color treatments or chemical services)
Complimentary Champagne & Small Appetizers
 
WHEN:      Sunday, October 5
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
**Interview/Photo Opportunity: 2:00 p.m.**
                 
WHERE:  Bang Salon at The Yards
                  1212 4th Street, SE
                  Washington, DC 20003
 
 
Media
Contact:     Steven Eliopoulos – steven@bulldogpublicrelations.com
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About Bang Salon
Bang Salon is a full-service Washington, DC hair salon offering multiple styling services from fashion forward cutting techniques to the most current color and highlights for both men and women. With four modern and chic locations (U street, Verizon Center, Metropole and The Yards) Bang Salon is readily available to service clients in the Washington, DC area. Bang Salon is a firm believer of continuing education and takes great pride in providing ongoing courses for all stylists, which ensures clients are treated with the most knowledgeable and skilled staff in the District of Columbia. Bang Salon is an affiliate company of Urban Adventures Companies, Inc. and its corporate headquarters is located at 1612 U Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009.

 

HAVING A BOWL WITH THE CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK

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Annual Empty Bowls Event to Feed Neighbors in Need

What:            The Capital Area Food Bank will host its 7th Annual Empty Bowls event, a one-day fundraiser designed to shed light on the issue of hunger, in response to record numbers of residents in need throughout the Washington metro area. For a minimum donation of $25, guests will savor delicious soups and breads and leave with handcrafted bowls donated by local artists.  Guests keep their bowls as a reminder of how they helped fill empty bowls in the community. All proceeds from the sale of the art bowls go directly to the CAFB.

                        The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Washington metro area serving over 530,000 people through direct food distribution programs and a network of 500 partner agencies. This year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed 42 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 35 million meals – including 17.5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Who:                  Participating artists include Hinckley Pottery, The Mud Hut, Eastern Market Pottery, Lee Arts Center, The Potters Guild of Baltimore, Freestate Pottery, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Baltimore Clayworks, All Fired Up, Jodi Walsh, and Strange Kitchen

                             Participating restaurants include Teaism, RIS, Brookland’s Finest, Corner Bakery, Busboys and Poets, Occidental, Purple Onion Catering Company and Cantina Marina

     Food & Friends, CAFB food assistance partner

     Sponsors include ABC 7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8 and House of Artistry

 

When:           Wednesday, October 8, 2014

                        11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

 

Where:         FHI 360 Conference Center, 8th Floor

                        1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC  20009

Metro accessible. On-site parking available

Why:           ■    D.C. has the second highest child hunger rate in the nation, with 1 in 3 children at risk of

hunger.

       ■    Over 530,000 residents in the Washington metro area depend on the CAFB and its

              partners for food assistance.

Visuals:          Over 300 original bowls created by local artists; local chefs serving soup

 

RSVP:            To register visit www.capitalareafoodbank.org/empty-bowls

 

To learn more about hunger and nutrition issues in the Washington metro area, log on to capitalareafoodbank.org

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