Monday, August 29, 2016

Fashion NoVA Returns to Fairfax Corner on September 17

From our friends at Fairfax Corner...

Popular Event Features Fashion Show Emcees Sarah Fraser and Samy K, Complimentary Beauty Treatments, Light Bites, Special Discounts and Giveaways; and Charity Partner Women Giving Back

Fairfax Corner (11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, Virginia 22030) will hold its popular annual Fashion NoVA event on Saturday, Sept. 17 from noon until 2 PM with light bites, complimentary beauty treatments, exclusive one-day shopping offers (including purchase of the fabulous looks seen on the runway) and other offers and giveaways.

Red & Blue Plate Specials, Political Cocktails Available at The Grill Room

The Grill Room's Thyme to Decide

From our friends at The Grill Room...

The Grill Room Introduces New Red Plate & Blue Plate Specials and Political Cocktails for Toasting This September

The Grill Roomlocated within the Rosewood Washington, DC at 1050 31st Street, NW is pleased to debut Red Plate & Blue Plate prix fixe lunch specials to coincide with the 2016 presidential election. Beginning Tuesday, September 6th, lunch-goers can select one dish off the featured Red Plate menu or Blue Plate menu along with a choice of a glass of house red or white wine or dessert for $28 per person (tax and gratuity not included.) Frank Ruta, The Grill Room’s executive chef, served at The White House from 1979-1987. During his tenure, he prepared meals for former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. 

Drink Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Pink Lady at Jardenea

From our friends at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel...

This October, Jardenea, the signature farm-to-fork restaurant and lounge at Melrose Georgetown Hotel will be joining the good fight with a pink signature drink named The Pink Lady. Jardenea’s Pink Lady will feature 2 ½ oz bubble gum-infused vodka, ½ oz homemade sweet and sour mix, splash of cointreau, egg white and garnished with a limed peel and cherry.

Contest: Win Passes to See an Advanced Screening of Sully

We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Warner Bros.' Sully, starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney. The screening takes place on Tuesday, September 6th 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 (between 5:45 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. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before Saturday, September 3rd at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!

A Dog's Purpose Movie Trailer

A Dog's Purpose

IMDb Plot: A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. Opens January 27, 2017

Bastille Restaurant Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

From our friends at Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar...

Joyeux Anniversaire Bastille!

It was back in 2006 that Christophe and Michelle Poteaux’s dream of a restaurant of their own was realized. From buffing the floors to hanging the curtains, their Bastille restaurant was put together by hand... a labor of love.

Roller Coaster Race at Six Flags America, October 16

From our friends at the Roller Coaster Race...

Roller Coaster Race Hosts 5K/10K Event at Six Flags America

Family-oriented run/walk and roller coaster event takes place in Maryland theme park

Registration is now open for Roller Coaster Race, a 10K race and 5K run/walk set to take place at Six Flags America near Washington, DC, on Sunday, October 16. As featured in Runner’s World magazine, the family-friendly event encourages fitness and entertainment for all skill levels and ages in conjunction with the original-concept roller coaster event, Roller Coaster Ride.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Review

Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant (r) star in Florence Foster Jenkins

Angel of Inspiration

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A wealthy New York heiress (Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins) attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible singing voice. Hugh Grant and Rebecca Ferguson co-star in this biopic directed by Stephen Frears.

Early Bird Registration Open for Double Exposure, October 6-8

From our friends at Double Exposure...

Save the Date, October 6-8, 2016 in Washington, DC

Produced by the nonprofit news organization 100Reporters, Double Exposure presents a film festival and concurrent symposium, celebrating the best new films inspired by the investigative instinct.  It opens an unprecedented space for filmmakers and investigative journalists to come together to explore common issues, share best practices, and seed new forms of inspiration and collaboration.

PBS to Broadcast Hispanic Heritage Awards on September 30th

From our friends at PBS...

The 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards to Be Broadcast Nationally, Friday, September 30th on PBS

Event taping will be on September 22nd at Washington, DC's historic Warner Theatre

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today the 29th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will be broadcast nationally Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 - 11:00 PM ET on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month. The Awards are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. The 2016 awardees who have been announced include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Leadership Award) Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Junot Díaz (Literature Award) Actress/Singer Angélica María (Legend Award) and Latin music’s breakout new superstar J Balvin (Vision Award.) Announcements of additional honorees will continue over the coming weeks leading up to the event taping, which will take place on September 22nd at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

ArcLight Presents... The Class Of" & the Final Days of "The Summer Of Adventure" Series

From our friends at ArcLight Cinemas...

ArcLight Presents... The Class Of & the Final Days of "The Summer Of Adventure" Series

This September, ArcLight Cinemas is bringing you the best of the high school days with Arclight Presents… The Class Of. Rediscover the romance, and drama of your teenage years or come have some fun before hitting the books with these iconic fan favorites. Titles such at "Ferris Buller's Day Off," starring Matthew Broderick, "Clueless,starring Alicia Silverstone, "The Breakfast Club," starring Molly Ringwald, and "Bring It On," starring Kirsten Dunst - just to name a few. Find the entire line-up, titles, and locations HERE!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Contest: Win Passes to See an Advanced Screening of Kicks

We're giving away 25 admit-2 passes to see an advance preview of Focus Features' Kicks, starring Mahershala Ali, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Christopher Meyer and Jahking Guillory. The screening takes place on Thursday, September 15th at AMC Hoffman Center 22: It starts at 7:30 PM, but seats are first-come, first-served; so winners are encouraged to show up sooner than later (between 6:30 and 7:00 PM.) Seating is not guaranteed. Fill in the entry form below, and we'll select 25 winners to receive a pass for two. Winners will be notified by e-mail. All entries must be received before Sunday, September 4th at 11:59 PM EST, so act fast. Good luck!