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: Continue reading Rock-N-Roar

ARTrageous! at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

It was a night of art for all ages. The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s ARTrageous gala was fun for both seasoned art historians as well as young attendees just beginning their collecting experience. Wide-eyed and dressed to the nines, ARTrageous guests brought out their most artistic accessories, like funky jewelry, bedazzled ties, pastel-dyed feather boas, sequined headpieces, and everything in between. The centerpiece was a fabulous glass form of a dress, created by Karen LaMonte. “Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery” was the perfect piece for the evening’s blend of art and fashion. Guests swilled designer cocktails and ate delicious decadent … Continue reading ARTrageous! at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

ARTrageous! at the Smithsonian

Spend an ARTrageous evening at the Smithsonian American Art Museum! Purchase tickets at the ARTthusiastic Sponsor level ($1,000) and attend an exclusive dinner and discussion with Project Runway contestant Nick Verreos and artist Karen LaMonte, whose artwork Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery will be featured. Tickets to the gala reception ($150) include live music by Blues Alley; a dinner buffet and open bar; and late-night dancing with DJ Menan. 7:00–9:00 p.m. Special Dinner with artist Karen LaMonte and fashion designer Nick Verreos 8:00–11:30 p.m. Gala Reception with live music Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & F Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. … Continue reading ARTrageous! at the Smithsonian