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).

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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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Washington National Opera Bravo! Club Social Outing

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Bravo! Club is excited to kick off its first social outing of the Fall at the Art Museum of the Americas -celebrating WNO’s opening production of this season, Florencia in the Amazon.

This unique outdoor-indoor event will showcase special opera performances by soloists, as well as brief overviews of both the opera and the author who inspired it – Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez. In addition, the evening will feature wine, beverages and light bites influenced by the exotic flavors of Latin and South America.

Cocktail chic attire is encouraged.

This is an 21 and older event.

DC Code(Her) Conference 2014

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DCWW Code(Her) Conference is the premier conference where women (and men) come together to learn the latest in internet technology!

Featuring Keynote Speakers Clarissa Peterson, author of the new book Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide published by O’Reilly and Bonnie Bogle, COO of Mapbox, the leading open-source platform for building custom online maps.

DC Web Women (DCWW) is one of DC’s longest running tech organizations for women! For almost 20 years we have been training and developing women in the tech space.

For the last two years, the DCWW Code(Her) program has been offering classes the latest web programming languages and technology. Now we have taken the traditional 2 hour Code(Her) format and turn into a day-long conference on all the hottest web development topics.

Think of it as a year of Code(Her) workshops in one day!

What can you expect at the Code(Her) Conference?

25+ Immersive hands-on sessions*

More than just an hour-long panel or workshop, receive deep immersive “hands-on” training from some of the industry’s top experts.

25+ Speakers*

Meet and learn from some of the “best in tech” from around the DC-area and beyond, in an informal, informative and inclusive environment.

100+ Women (and Men) technologists under one roof

Grow your professional network as you learn! Come and connect with other technologists from all over the DC-Metro area and elsewhere.

*More to be added

Sessions will include immersive workshops on such topics as:

  • Design/UX/UI
  • Content Development
  • Web/App Development
  • Mobile Design and Development
  • Data/ Data Visualization
  • Cyber Security
  • Accessibility

Sessions lead by some of the best in the industry!

Such as:

Emily Williamson (Django and Angular JS for Web App Development)
Taoti Creative (Drupal Bootcamp Phase I & II)
Nick Rivers (iPhone App Development)
Ashley Holtz and Michele Duell (OWASP Top 10 web vulnerabilities and how to avoid them with smart code practices)
Aaron Saunders (Mobile)
Rachel Shorey (Data/Analytics)
Ali Felski and Klare Frank (Design/UX/UI)
Nicole Aguirre (Content Dev)
Marcus Finley (Mobile UX/UI)
Rakia Finley (Data)

Register NOW!

Rock-N-Roar

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Get ready for Rock-N-Roar, sponsored by Whole Foods Market!

Join the Friends of the National Zoo’s annual outdoor concert featuring the popular band, The Fray.

Bring your blanket but be ready to dance.

You’ll also enjoy animal demonstrations, wine and beer vendors, all in the intimate setting of the Zoo.

Proceeds benefit animal care and conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Tickets here: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/activitiesandevents/celebrations/rocknroar/