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Award-Winning Magician Performs In D.C. This August

Award-Winning Magician Performs In D.C. This August

Washingtonian’s are in for a real treat this August as Josh Norris, the magician named D.C.’s Best Performing Artist” by Washington City Paper is hosting a 90-minute magic show at Helix Lounge in D.C.

Beginning Friday, August 10, Norris will combine magic, psychology, and hypnosis, with a human lie detector where he is certain he can decode the thoughts of audience members in THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic.

All guests can arrive early to enjoy extended Happy Hour specials at Kimpton’s Hotel Helix, located at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest, D.C., as well as discounted $4 Magic Hat beers, and an $8 “Magic Martini” featuring gin, peach liqueur, orange juice, grenadine and a champagne float.

A complimentary champagne toast will be provided to guests during the show.

JCPenney's Offers Free Haircuts To Kids In August

JCPenney's Offers Free Haircuts To Kids In August

To help kids get ready for the back to school grind, JCPenney’s is offering free haircuts for students in grades kindergarten to sixth grade the whole month of August.

Customers can call 855-JCP-KIDS or stop by a local salon to schedule a free August appointment while they last.

Today, if you schedule a haircut, JCPenney’s will donate $1 for every free cut to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H.

To find JCPenney’s stores in your area, visit www.jcp.com, and click on “find a store” for locations.

Smithsonian Natl Zoo: Meet Kavi, An 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger

Smithsonian Natl Zoo: Meet Kavi, An 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger

There’s a new tiger in town! Meet Kavi, an 11-year-old male, from Zoo Atlanta on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Global Tiger Day.

Kavi is the newest edition to the tiger family, joining females Damai and Soyono

The Prowl around the Great Cats exhibit will over special demonstrations at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Keepers will also talk about the daily care of the Zoo’s Sumatran tigers and how the tigers contribute to conservation efforts.

But that’s not all!

Face painting will be available for those who want to take on the tiger persona. There will also be tiger-themed arts and crafts.

Experts from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Tiger Conservation Partnership will display tools they use in the field to study tigers and other species in Asia, including radio collars and camera traps, for visitors to see and touch.

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

You’re always telling your friends how much you love your pet, but maybe you’re looking to take a step beyond caring for your dog or cat to supporting all animals across Washington, DC. This September 29, go the extra mile with the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and be a part of the DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza. Join us in celebrating our community’s animals and walking to end pet homelessness in DC.

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

Calling all photographers. FotoDC is on the hunt for the most interesting work by Washington area photographers for the 2nd annual Uncover/Discover exhibition.

The panel of curators includes Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic; Jayme McLellan, Director of Civilian Art Projects and Ken Ashton, Artist and Museum Professional.

Curators will select work from emerging and established photographers who sent in their stuff for a chance to be featured in two exhibitions this fall. 

"It is our mission to discover and spotlight the work of Metro Area photographers,” said Theo Adamstein, Executive Director and Founder of FotoDC. 

The final deadline for photo submission is July 9. For more information visit www.FotoDC.org.

 

 

Vote for WHS Dogs in Best in Shelter Virtual Dog Show June 14-17 to help us win $50,000!

Vote for WHS Dogs in Best in Shelter Virtual Dog Show June 14-17 to help us win $50,000!

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is proud to participate in Best in Shelter, the region's first virtual dog show, starting today! Real animals sponsored by four local animal groups are competing to win cash prizes. WHS has entered four adoptable dogs in the online competition, which will run from June 14-17 at www.BestinShelter.org, and we need your help to win!
 
The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite dog up to once per day. The dog with the most votes will earn $50,000 for his or her shelter! Dogs placing second and third will earn $25,000 and $15,000 for their shelters, respectively.

Here is a sneak peek of the adorable adoptable WHS pups in the competition:

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.