Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Open Auditions for A Christmas Carol

The cast of A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre, 2017

From our friends at Ford's Theatre...

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Open Auditions for Children's Roles in A Christmas Carol, Saturday, August 25th

Children ages 7-13 encouraged to attend

The Ford's Theatre Society announced that auditions for children's roles in the company's productions of A Christmas Carol will be held August 25 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Ford's Theatre Center for Education and Leadership (514 10th Street, NW). Those interested in auditioning may sign up for an audition time slot on site beginning at 8:30 AM.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

10th Annual DC VegFest Brings Food and Fun to Yards Park in DC on September 15!

From our friends at Compassion Over Killing...

DC VegFest, the East Coast’s Largest Vegan Festival, Returns to Yards Park

Free event welcomes vegans, pre-vegans, dogs, kids and all on Saturday, September 2

Compassion Over Killing is proud to present the 10th annual DC VegFest on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Hosted outdoors at famed Yards Park in the nation’s capital, the DC VegFest is a free, fun-filled festival of food, music, education, and inspiration with more than 20,000 attendees who join the celebration each year.

Music Legend Johnny Mathis to Perform at 9/23 Heroes of Child Justice Fundraiser

Johnny Mathis (Photo: Eliot Lee Hazel)

From our friends at Child Justice, Inc....

4th Annual Heroes of Child Justice Event to Include Live Performance by Music Legend Johnny Mathis

Child Justice, Inc., announced today that singing legend Johnny Mathis will appear and perform at the nonprofit’s 4th Annual Heroes of Child Justice Event next month in the nation’s capital. The goal of the event is raise funds in support of Child Justice’s life saving programs, which  protect children “lost in the system” after exposure to family violence, physical/sexual abuse, substance addictions or neglect.

Top Chef Alum Katsuji Tanabe's Le Kon to Open September 1

Top Chef Season 12 alum Chef Katsuji Tanabe

From our friends at Le Kon...

September Opening Slated for Le Kon Restaurant

Top Chef alum Katsuji Tanabe opens a fun, urban chic restaurant that features Mexican cuisine with Asian influences in Clarendon

Chef Katsuji Tanabe, a Top Chef Season 12 alum, is pleased to announce the September 1st opening of Le Kon, which will be located at 3227 Washington Blvd., Arlington VA, 22201, the former Park Lane Tavern space.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro Celebrates Sommelier Night with Magnums: #MagnumsAtSlate

Watermelon Gazpacho (Photo: Slate Wine Bar + Bistro)

From our friends at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro...

Guests Can Channel Their Inner Tom Selleck on Thursday, August 23

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro will host Sommelier Night: #MagnumsatSlate, from 5 PM to 8 PM. Guests of this unique experience will explore wines thoughtfully selected by Chef/Sommelier Daniel Lledó. Magnums, 50.8 ounces of wine in a bottle, which pour approximately 10 glasses, will be offered. There will be four tastes for $24, with a bonus pour for $10. The complete list of wines being featured are listed below:

This December, The Bombay Club Celebrates 30 Years with a Special Anniversary Menu

Inside The Bombay Club (Photo: Greg Powers)

From our friends at The Bombay Club...

A Glass of Complimentary Bubbly Awaits Those Who Dine During the Month of December

In 1998, Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group opened his first Washington restaurant upon his arrival to the city, The Bombay Club, located at 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, one block from the White House. This December marks The Bombay Club’s milestone 30th birthday. Award-winning restaurateur Bajaj had to convince his landlord that the nation’s capital was ready for a fine dining Indian restaurant three decades ago, and today it is still considered one of the nation capitals’ best establishments. The Bombay Club’s success is also the catalyst for Bajaj’s successful restaurant collection, which now includes ten top-tier dining locations in the city including 701 Restaurant, Bibiana, Bindaas Cleveland Park, Bindaas Foggy Bottom, The Bombay Club, Nopa Kitchen + Bar, The Oval Room, Rasika, Rasika West End and SABABA.

Bring a Traditional Feast Home for the Family this Thanksgiving Prepared at Red’s Table

From our friends at Red's Table...

For an all-American Thanksgiving celebration in Northern Virginia, Red’s Table has the holiday covered. The family-owned restaurant which is located 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191, is pleased to prepare its Thanksgiving to-go menu for those wishing to savor the restaurant’s wholesome, straightforward dishes at home. The star of the dinner is the 16 to 20 pound, Whole Roasted Turkey priced at $109, which can be ordered along with 12 House-Made Buttermilk Biscuits with whipped butter priced at $15, and five traditional sides from the restaurant’s menu including: Cornbread Stuffing with apples and cranberries priced at $18; Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes with turkey gravy priced at $21; Glazed Yams with fall spices priced at $17; Fresh Cranberry Sauce priced at $10, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with maple syrup priced at $21. For a sweet finale, guests can savor the House-Made Pumpkin Pie with fresh whipped cream priced at $35.

Library to Host 2018 National Student Poets Appointment Ceremony

2018 National Student Poets

From our friends at the Library of Congress...

National Student Poets to Offer Readings at National Book Festival

Five outstanding youth poets chosen from among thousands of award-winning student writers will be appointed National Student Poets in a ceremony August 30 at the Library of Congress. The young poets, who represent five different regions of the country, will read original works as part of a ceremony that will be led by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Kathryn K. Matthew.

Lupo Verde Osteria’s Boutique Italian Market Opens August 20

Italian Market at Lupo Verde Osteria

From our friends at Lupo Verde Osteria...

Breakfast, Lunch and Delicious Italian Products are Now at One’s Fingertips with this New Market for Easy Entertaining at Home or the Perfect Gourmet Gift for the Holidays

Lahlou Restaurant Group, which owns and operates Lupo VerdeStation 4 and Tunnicliff’s Tavern, is pleased to announce the opening of the first-floor boutique Italian market at the newly opened Lupo Verde Osteria, located at 4814 MacArthur Blvd., NW. The market menu will debut Monday, August 20 and will be available Monday through Friday, from 8.30 AM to 6 PM.

Red's Table Celebrates Oktoberfest with Beer & Brat Specials

Oktoberfest Platter at Red's Table

From our friends at Red's Table...

Red’s Table, located 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191, is pleased to announce its Beer & Brat specials in celebration of the annual German folk festival, Oktoberfest. Guests can dine at Red's Table, from Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, October 7, 2018, as the restaurant brings a taste of Germany to the states, with traditional bratwurst specials created by Executive Chef Kevin Ettenson. These tempting German sausages will be paired with seasonal draft beers from local craft breweries, and will be available during lunch, dinner and happy hour daily.

Giant Food Launches 14th Annual Pediatric Cancer Fundraising Program

From our friends at Giant Food...

Giant Food Launches 14th Annual Pediatric Cancer Fundraising Program, Setting $2 Million Donation Goal

One hundred percent of donations made through the sale of $5 coupon books will be donated to pediatric cancer research

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington, DC regional grocery chain, announced today the kick off of its annual pediatric cancer fundraising program created to support pediatric cancer research during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Giant has set a goal of raising $2 million throughout the eight-week program, running August 17 to October 11. The funds from sales of $5 coupon books valued at $50 will go directly to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children’s Cancer Foundation, Inc. Since 2005, Giant Food has raised $19.2 million for pediatric cancer research.

Hamilton Hotel Brings FoMu Novelty Ice Cream to DC

From our friends at the Hamilton Hotel Washington, DC...

As summer winds down, Hamilton Hotel Washington, DC is offering a tasty way for its guests and area residents to savor the final days of the season in our nation’s hot, humid capital... complimentary ice cream.