Weekend Roundup, Nov. 3, 2011

Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn

Friday, Nov. 4

St. Mark Orthodox Church Ethnic Food Festival & Bazaar

The Ethnic Food Festival serves homemade Russian food specialties such as piroghi, piroshky, halupki, blini, borscht, Chicken Kiev, kielbasa and side dishes. Candy desserts and drinks are available. Dine in or carry out. Shop for religious books, baked goods or Silpada jewelry. Visit the raffle and silent auction or take a church tour. Free admission and 10 percent discounts on meals for seniors. The festival is open Friday through Sunday at 11 a.m. Call 301-229-6300 for more information. St. Mark Orthodox Church is located at 7124 River Road in Bethesda, Md. 20817.

Artist Reception: Sweet Tides Artworks by Alison Hall Cooley

A D.C. native, Alison Hall Cooley’s work depicts the natural world using overlapping techniques. Her show titled “Sweet Tides” is on view at Thos. Moser’s D.C. Showroom through December 31, 2011. She also has annual shows in Nantucket. Cooley studied at Sarah Lawrence College and continued at the Corcoran School of Art in D.C. She has also won several awards, including the Charles C. McDougall Award for Promising New Artists, and has been printed in several publications. The reception takes place at 6 p.m. at Thos. Moser’s D.C. Showroom, 3300 M St. NW. Call 202-965-4601 for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 5

The Vices that Made Virginia

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture presents an “outdoor celebration of the region’s finest farmers and food artisans.” The fundraiser will take place on the historic site of the Arcadia Farms Woodland. Enjoy and evening filled with the best commodities Virginia has to offer prepared by some of the best chefs in the business. The proceedings of this event will go to the Arcadia Center for Sustainable food & Agriculture and their continued work. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Arcadia at Woodlawn, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Va. 22309. Tickets are $125. Email info@arcadiafood.org for more information.

Fashion Show and After Party with Tim Gunn

Westfield Annapolis is hosting a fashion show and after party with Project Runway co-host Tim Gunn at the Nordstrom Court. Guests that have purchased a Lucky Brand product over $100 between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 get the opportunity to be photographed with Tim Gunn and receive a signed copy of his NY Times best seller “Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work.” Nordstrom Court is located at 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, Md. 21401. The event begins at 1 p.m. and is free. Call 410-266-5432 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 6

National Race to End Women’s Cancer 8K/1 Mile Walk

Did you know that D.C. has the highest ovarian cancer mortality rate in the nation? The National Race to End Women’s Cancer 8K/1Mile Walk on Sunday at 9 a.m. will raise awareness and crucial research funding to prevent, detect, tread and defeat these “below the belt” cancers – cervical, endometrial, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulval – that are not often talked about but that claim a woman’s live every 7 minutes. The race will begin at Freedom Plaza on 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Participation costs $40 for the 8/K and $30 for the 1 Mile Walk.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Presents “Orchestral Brilliance”

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center presents the American Youth Philharmonic with Daniel Spalding, Music Director & Conductor. Jeffery Jacob, piano, appears as a guest artist. A pre-concert lecture will be held at 2:30 p.m. with Jacob. The program includes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80, Jacob: Wanderer Fantasy for Piano and Large Orchestra (Symphony No. 4) and the world premiere of Kodlay: Hary Janos Suite. The event will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St. Alexandria, Va. 22331 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Call 703-642-8051 for more information.

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