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Capital City Ball scores again with their night to combat human trafficking

Capital City Ball scores again with their night to combat human trafficking

November 19, 2011—Washington, D.C.  Black tie. Check.  Fine Dining and Open Bar. Check.  Live Band and DJ. Check.  Packed dance floor.  Check.  Worthy cause.  Check.  The annual Capital City Ball, entering its fourth year, has everything a Washingtonian would want in a D.C. charity ball event.  The Capital City Ball’s mission is to host a great party and raise money and awareness to combat human trafficking.  Unlike its counter parts during ball and gala season in Washington, the Capital City Ball encourages more of a live party where guests are encouraged to dance with a huge dance floor, live band and DJ which is not typical of the Washington’s reputation of “stuffy” parties. 

4th Annual FotoWeek DC Sets New Records

4th Annual FotoWeek DC Sets New Records

 

This notice comes from Christina Miller:

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Kelley Proxmire and Leah Moss share high-low design tips at Apartment Therapy’s Design Evening

Shop owners Jill Martin and Judith Carrig also participated in this monthly gathering of design enthusiasts. Bonus: Proxmire and Moss suggest time and money saving holiday design tips below.

Fight Night and Knock Out Abuse Charity Events Score Record Highs

Fight Night and Knock Out Abuse Charity Events Score Record Highs

November 10, 2011—Washington, DC.  Downtown Washington was a buzz Thursday night for the annual Fight Night for Children and Knock Abuse charity events.  Each year Washingtonians flock to these pricey events for the best in entertainment, fine dining and networking all wrapped up with a huge philanthropic bow on it.

Becky's Fund "Walks This Way" against Domestic Violence- 2011 Fashion Show Fundraiser

Becky's Fund "Walks This Way" against Domestic Violence- 2011 Fashion Show Fundraiser

November 2, 2011-- Washington, D.C.  Lights, Camera and Action!  A sold out crowd greeted the beautiful models of the Becky's Fund 2011 Walk this Way fashion show fundraiser which raises money to end domestic and dating violence.  Entering its third year, the fashion show changed scenery this year and left the Liason Capitol Hill pool and instead embraced the grand statuesque Andrew Mellon Auditorium.  Co-hosted by Comcast Sportsnet's Julie Donaldson and FOX 5 morning show's Steve Chenevey, guests enjoyed the fashion event as it highlighted three eras that described the cycle of domestic and dating violence in a unique theatrical presentation. As part of Art Can Make A Difference, Art Soiree Co. displayed a special art exhibit of local artists along side an amazing silent auction that included stunning jewelry to sports memorabilia.

The Smithsonian "Black Listed": Black Celebrity Portrait Unveiling

The Smithsonian "Black Listed": Black Celebrity Portrait Unveiling

Washington, DC-- October 27, 2011.  Portraits of Toni Morrison, Hill Harper, Serena Williams and Sean “Diddy” Combs and other prominent African American figures are on display at the National Portrait Gallery as part of The Black List exhibit through April 2012, part of a larger project that includes a book, museum tour and three HBO documentaries. The exhibit features 50 portraits of prominent African Americans from different fields ranging from entertainment to medicine to politics. 

RIFE 2011 - DC/MD/VA Film Showcase

RIFE 2011 - DC/MD/VA Film Showcase

Today in my continuing preview of this weekend's REEL Independent Film Extravaganza, I'm going to stick close to home with the DMV (District, Maryland, and Virginia) showcase. Of the over thirty films in the festival, nearly half are produced by local filmmakers.

If you missed its AFI premiere, that I wrote about here on WUSA, you can check out Jason Baustin's Gone Forever (trailer). This 23 minute film tells the story of a young widower who struggles to find peace following the death of his wife. Gone Forever screens Saturday in the 4PM block.