Add Antonio Giuliano (American tenor), Lonestar, Nathan Osmond, Sarah Darling, Moi Navarro, Angel Taylor (NBC’s The Voice), and Maryland’s own rising female country star, Laura Bryna, along with Larry King as emcee and you get one fabulous fundraiser!
Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown (left) and WIAFF CEO and Co-Founder Warren Elliot
The Wounded In Action Family Foundation held its “Homeward Bound Heroes” event Wednesday night at the Music Center at Strathmore. The evening proceeds will help WIAFF with its programs that assist veterans and their families as they transition from hospital to home, including family counseling and job assistance as well as helping to retrofit homes, purchase handicap vehicles, and setting up community support.
Rising country star Sarah Darling
“[This] event provided an opportunity to raise funds to support wounded warriors and their families, while also saluting all who have served,” said Warren Elliott, CEO and co-founder of the WIAFF. “Assistance to wounded warriors is not only the right thing to do; it’s an investment in our country. To date, the recipients we’ve helped and their branches of military, are all extremely grateful for Wounded In Action Family Foundation support.”
Among those in attendance were Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown who spoke between musical acts. For those unable to attend, the concert was streamed worldwide on Stageit.com.
He did the crime. He’s serving the time. And now YOU have access to original artifacts from the nation’s most notorious Ponzi scheme criminal.
Tuesday morning, the Crime Museum unveiled its newest permanent exhibit, “The Bernie Madoff Exhibit“, featuring items from his personal life and business — like:
A handwritten apology note from Bernie to his surviving son, Andrew, with the original envelope
Madoff’s Wooden Snake from his yacht “Bull”
An original business card from Bernie from his office at 110 Wall St. (This was the location of the firm from the late 1960′s until 1987)
The master key that opened all of the doors at the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities offices at 885 Third Avenue.
“Madoff was considered to have committed the largest financial fraud in U.S. history and this exhibit shows the magnitude of that damage,” said Janine Vaccarello, Chief Operating Officer of the Crime Museum.
“The Bernie Madoff Exhibit” will be on display in the Frauds section of the Crime Museum, which also features ex-conman Frank Abagnale.
Thrillist’s Leo Schmid and B*itches Who Brunch’s Cori Sue Morris and Becca Loveridge played hot hosts to one of the “almost-summer” season’s first rooftop soirees high above U Street at the Vida Fitness Penthouse Pool Club Wednesday evening.
Gathering fashionable friends in summer sundresses — and a few bathing suits — for a preview of the Member’s Only lay out and lounge space, and to kick off its opening for the 2013 season, the hosts offered complimentary refreshing cocktails and sample bites from the bar menu, while also ordering up spectacular weather and stunning views.
Among those soaking up the sun were Kolton J. jewelry designer Jenny Schretter, Hinge’s Bennett Richardson, the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center’s Josie Taylor and Emirates Airline’s Robin George.
Joe Humphrey — who spent who night of Mount Sinai the day the Mayans predicted the world would end — took his chances with some different life altering odds Tuesday night at the 2nd annual Mr. DC Fundraising Pageant, held at Penn Social.
The local contractor performed the violin/did a dramatic reading of Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and wowed the crowd with his evening wear ensemble to clench the crown… though he was already a favorite as a result of being the highest fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
“It’s a good honor. I think we did a lot of good for the kids today,” said Joe. See more of our exclusive interview with Joe post crowning here:
Last Friday night, fashion — and Jessica Alba — took Front Row. The award-winning actress and 32 year old mother of two was in the Washington area to headline Bethesda Row‘s annual style weekend, dubbed appropriately “Front Row” and promote her new book, “The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You.”
Alba shared some secrets for a safer, healthier environment for oneself and family at a VIP meet and greet at Redwood before facing a flock of enamored fans in the courtyard for an hour long signing session — the last stop on her current book tour.
Then it was off to the front row, with her own Mother by her side, to catch a runway of local retail offerings from local Bethesda Row boutiques and shops.
Just off the heels of their “Apres Derby” seventh business anniversary party in New York, Michael Andrews Bespoke held a “Client Appreciation” party at the DC location earlier this week. Men came — mostly in their MAB custom wear — to mingle with the ladies who love them (and/or love to look at them!). The occasion additionally served as a seven month milestone for the brand’s local office, which has become a Capital City fashion favorite.
Look forward to hanging out with Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant under the stars this summer.
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is offering a series of outdoor movies in partnership with The Heurich House Museum. This “Golden Cinema Series” — free and open to the public – will be shown in the Heurich House Museum courtyard Fridays, from June 7- July 12.
The five features are:
Casablanca on June 7
Rear Window on June 14
Some Like It Hot on June 28
Yankee Doodle Dandy on July 5
The Philadelphia Story on July 12
*Gates open at 8 PM, and the movies will start at sunset. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets.
Wearing friendship bracelets given to them by their new friends and fans at N Street Village, Arrested Development played the headlining set Thursday night at Malmaison’s for N Street Village’s Night Sessions fundraiser. The 2x GRAMMY award winning band played tribute to the shelter with its early 90s favorite “Mr. Wendell” as well as popular throwbacks “Tennessee” and “Everyday People” after playing some of their newest tracks.
Arrested Development was joined by Producer Kevin “Khao” Cates, who detailed his life mission to empower and inspire (see video). Khao’s opening set, including songs from his recently released youth life skills curriculum, was dedicated to the late Evan Bliss, the first N Street Village Night Sessions talent.
Attendees – changemaking young professionals including Justin Fishkin, Todd Flournoy, Krista Johnson and Farleigh Jewett - enjoyed cocktails and a Sugar & ICE candy bar before the intimate concert of lively music and dancing. Funds raised supported the work of the city’s largest provider of services for homeless and low-income women in DC.
“I just want to say thank to to everybody for coming here tonight,” said AD’s Speech as the performance came to a close. ”We’re all in the same room together for one cause this night. And I think it’s really the best thing that we could have done on this night tonight.”
IFC Films, FRANCES HA, and K Street Magazine have partnered to offer 20 readers (and their guests) the chance to attend an advance screening of a film by Noah Baumbach that has garnered attention at numerous notable and international film festivals.
FRANCES HA is his “an effervescent, seeming effortless comedy about a young woman taking the first shaky, post-Ivy League steps in what will become her real life…” Frances is determined to become a post-modern dancer in NYC, despite the fact that she’s got two left feet — or is constantly putting one of them in her mouth!
Click here to enter. The first 20 requests will secure 2 passes to a FREE screening on Monday, May 20th at 7 PM at the Landmark E Street Cinema. All entries will be confirmed via email.
*FRANCES HA will officially open in Washington, DC on Friday, May 24that the Landmark E Street and Bethesda Row Cinemas.
Arlington took its first bite of Which Wich Superior Sandwiches® – paired with complimentary beer, wine and spiked hand-dipped milkshakes – Wednesday night. At a VIP Preview Party for the expanding Ballston-based brand, guests noshed on specialized sandwiches and sweets while welcoming Which Wich to the neighborhood with creative red Sharpie® drawings and messages on the eatery’s signature brown bag order forms.
Offering over 50 varieties of Wiches with more than 60 toppings – that’s almost 56 trillion possible combinations — owners Irfaan Lalani, Faisal Lalani and Shalin Patel encouraged attendees like ABC 7 Anchor Kendis Gibson, Taste of DC CEO Steuart Martens, and USA Today’s Arienne Thompson, to try the Elvis Which (honey-banana-peanut butter-bacon) and other unique combinations.
*Which Wich is located at 4300 Wilson Boulevard #160, Arlington, VA 22203. Officially opens May 21.