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GOYA Foods Donates 75,000 Pounds of Food in Washington Region Through United Way

This story comes to us from Julie Rosenthal:


Today, at the Capital Area Food Bank located at 645 Taylor Street,

NE, United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) will

distribute 75,000 pounds of donated Goya Foods to 12 local food pantries

that serve the residents of the Washington Region. The Capital Area Food

Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 15, filmmaker Kevin Smith will be presenting his new film Red State at the Warner Theater. Smith, famous for comedic films like Clerks and Chasing Amy as well as being the quiet half of Jay and Silent Bob, departs from his usual humorous territory to dabble in horror. Red State centers around characters inspired by Westboro Baptist Church and its founder, Fred Phelps. Westboro Baptist has achieved national infamy for its controversial protests at the funerals of U.S. servicemen.

Washington Improv Theater’s Free Intro to Improv Workshop

This story comes to us from Joe Donnelly:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to speak and act with spontaneity, confidence and humor without a second thought?  Improv gives you the tools to get yourself out of bad situations and into awesome ones.  This workshop is free, fun, and oh yeah, did we say it’s free?

The Washington Improv Theater classes focus on creativity, communications and teamwork and have enthusiastic instructors that establish a fun and trusting atmosphere.

Free Intro to Improv Workshops:

Monday, March 14: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Tuesday, March 15: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Wednesday, March 16: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Thursday, March 17: 7:00 – 9:00pm

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

The DCIFF ends this Sunday March 13 with a showing of the Sundance cut of The Blair Witch Project with special guest, co-creator Ed Sanchez. And I can get you into the 7PM screening at Regal Gallery Place in Chinatown for FREE. PLUS, 50% off admission to the after party at Bar Louie with a complimentary drink and free food. If you're interested, click on my name up above to e-mail me with your name and the names any guests.

DC Water To Celebrate "Fix a Leak Week," March 14-20

This story comes to us from Alan Heymann:

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

This past Tuesday, March 8, 144 students from the District and Prince George’s County, Maryland who participate in the D.C. CityDance DREAM after-school outreach program performed a six-minute dance routine at halftime of the Washington Wizards game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

CityDance, which was founded in 1996, is a professional dance company and a conservatory, training school that offers free community dance and literacy programs to children throughout the D.C. area, taught by CityDance Ensemble members.  Tuesday evening marked the sixth year that the DREAM program students have performed at the Verizon Center.

The after-school program combines dance lessons with reading and writing help, something that DREAM teacher Charonne Butler believes is incredibly beneficial to the students.

Fashion for Paws: Are you Ready?

Fashion for Paws: Are you Ready?

On April 9, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (after party: George) the 5th annual Fashion for Paws (F4P) Runway Show designed by Syzygy Event Productions will take place at the National Building Museum to benefit the Washington Humane Society (WHS). This year, the event will be Hosted by "The Fashion Guy," Lawrence Zarian and Co-Chaired by Amanda Polk and Dr. Dondi Dahlgaard. The Executive Committee will be Co-Chaired by Tommy McFly and Wendy Gordon, with Windy Shepard as the Committee Fundraising Chair. The Mistress of Ceremonies will again be Pamela Sorensen.