Friday, November 16, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See Second Act


We're giving away 30 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of STX Films' Second Act, starring Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Annaleigh Ashford, Dan Bucatinsky, Freddie Stroma, Milo Ventimiglia, Treat Williams and Larry Miller. The screening takes place on Wednesday, December 19th at AMC Mazza Gallerie: It starts at 7:00 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 30 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before November 23rd at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Front Runner Movie Review

Hugh Jackman stars in The Front Runner

Monkey Business

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart for Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman in the new thrilling drama The Front Runner. The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race - events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Review

Eddie Redmayne stars in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Price of Fame

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne.) But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Directed by David Yates.

Sababa Celebrates Hanukkah with Two Special Menus, December 2-10

Inside Sababa (Photo: Greg Powers)

From our friends at Sababa...

Guest Can Dine at the Neighborhood Restaurant or Bring the Feast Home to the Family this Holiday

Sababa, the newly opened “modern Israeli” restaurant located in the heart of Cleveland Park at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, will celebrate Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, with a special to-go menu for those wishing to savor the restaurant’s “modern Israeli” cuisine at home. The menu begins with a platter of Hummus Tahina, served with pita followed by a choice of Israeli Salad with cucumber, tomato, onion and picked Sharon fruit or Potato Latkes with hawaij-spiced apples. Next, guests can select from one of the featured entrĂ©es: Schmaltz Braised Lamb Shoulder (4 oz per person), served with roasted carrots and chickpeas; Roasted Beef Brisket (4 oz per person), served with caramelized onion and shishito peppers, or the Charred Vegetable Couscous with harissa and garlic labneh. To complete the meal on a sweet note, guests will enjoy Apricot Konafi Bars with shredded filo and apricot labneh filling. This Hanukkah feast is priced at $35 per person (tax not included.) Orders must be placed 24-hours in advance of pick-up, with pick-up times available from 1 PM to 6 PM. To place an order, please call (202) 244-6750 or email: info@sababauptown.com (please confirm date and time of pick-up in the subject line.)

Celebrate Black Friday with 2x Rewards Incentive at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar


From our friends at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar...

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is offering guests two holiday gift card promotions through the end of the year. For every $50 purchased in traditional plastic or digital gift cards, from November 12 through December 31, customers will receive a $10 bonus certificate to be used during a future visit. The bonus certificates will be eligible for use from January 2 through May 31, 2019. Additionally, customers who purchase gift cards during the restaurants Black Friday Flash Sale will receive two times the bonus certificates for every $50 in gift cards purchased (to be used during a future visit.) The Black Friday Flash Sale will run Friday, November 23 at 12 AM through Monday, November 26 at 11:59 PM. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See Robin Hood


We're giving away five (5) admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Summit Entertainment's Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin and Jamie Dornan. The screening takes place on Monday, November 19th at Regal Gallery Place: It starts at 7:00 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select five winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before November 15th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Little Dipper Hot Pot House Expands Its Roots in the DC Metropolitan Area


From our friends at Little Dipper Hot Pot House...

We are pleased to announce that Little Dipper Hot Pot House, a 2,000-square-foot full-service, sit-down restaurant, is opening in Fairfax’s Mosaic District later this month.

Contest: Win 1 of 5 Blu-ray/DVD Copies of Pixar Short Films Collection, Vol. 3


We're giving away five (5) Blu-ray/DVD copies of Pixar Short Films Collection, Vol. 3, courtesy of Disney•Pixar; and all you have to do is provide your name, email and mailing address... No trivia questions, running through hoops, etc.. How easy is that? We'll select five winners (one DVD per household) and ship your prize via FedEx or USPS (after November 13th.) All entries must be received by Friday, November 16th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See Green Book


We're giving away 40 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Universal Pictures' Green Book, starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. The screening takes place on Monday, November 19th at Regal Majestic: It starts at 7:00 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 40 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before November 15th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Contest: Win Passes to See Creed II


We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of MGM's Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Andre Ward, and Phylicia Rashad. The screening takes place on Monday, November 19th at AMC Mazza Gallerie: It starts at 7:00 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (ideally between 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 25 winners to receive a pass for two (2.) Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before November 14th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Men's Basketball: Stony Brook 76 George Washington 73

GW's Armel Potter (#2) led all scorers with 21 points

From our friends at GW Athletics...

GW Men's Basketball Upset by Stony Brook in Overtime

Armel Potter scored 21 points but the Colonials fell victim to a comeback defeat 


The 2018-19 GW men's basketball season got off to a flying start on Election Day as the early returns showed the Colonials with a 22-0 start against the visiting Stony Brook Seawolves in the opening 10 minutes. The GW defense didn't allow a field goal until 9:17 remained in the first half while the Colonials enjoyed a 23-point at its largest, but the Wolves found the comeback trail as the polls didn't close until after regulation. GW would go on to hold the lead until 1.8 seconds remained when Stony Brook found the tying bucket in the paint to send the game to overtime and flip the house. From there, while the Colonials had their chances, the Seawolves escaped Smith Center by handing the Buff and Blue a 77-74 defeat.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Decades to Host MatzoBall, December 24th


From our friends at MatzoBall...

Jewish and Single? It’s All About the MatzoBall Powered by JSwipe!

MatzoBall is the Jewish holiday party of the year

For those who are Jewish and single, there’s only one place they will want to be this December 24, 2018 - at the MatzoBall powered by JSwipe. The event, which will be held in cities around the country, is in its 32nd year, and will be the bash that those looking to have fun and meet other singles will want to attend. It’s a party each year that thousands of people attend, with many of them finding themselves getting lucky in love. The event is sponsored by JSwipe, the #1 Jewish dating app around the world. From hooking up and having fun to finding their soul mate, MatzoBall has been the catalyst that has helped many Jewish singles find each other.