Social Scene

Soccer Party: Inter Milan Feted at Brooks Brothers

In town to play England’s Manchester United at FedEx Field July 29, Italy’s Inter Milan soccer team elebrated ...

New Champions at Citi Open; Charlie Brotman Saluted

Canadian Milos Raonic won the men’s and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova the women’s final at this year’s Citi ...

Cheeky Puppy Adoption Event

The Cheeky Puppy, Dupont’s pet-centric boutique, hosted a pack of adoptable pups on Aug. 2 with the aim of ...

Monaco Boy’s Choir Captivates

Marking the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Monaco Boys’ Choir (Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco) gave a concert ...

James Brown Premiere

Comcast & NBC/Universal took over the Newseum on July 11 for a packed event celebrating the the movie; “Get On ...

Party For A Cause: Reception Benefits Knock Out Abuse Against Women

A reception held at Teddy & Bully Bar July 10 not only raised money for Knock Out Abuse but welcomed the ...

Will on the Hill Presents ‘Lend Me Your Ears’

Will on the Hill, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual bipartisan comedic event, took over Sidney Harman Hall June 17 ...

Friends of the Arboretum’s Cookout Celebrates Missouri

Friends of the National Arboretum welcomed 550 horticulturists, business leaders and members of Congress to its 20th Annual Cookout Under ...

Washington Women & Wine Toasts Italy

Karen McMullen co-founded Washington Women & Wine 15 years ago to bring active women and more than “a few good men ...

Evanses Host ‘American Grilled’ Party for David Guas

Along with family, friends and other chefs, David Guas of Arlington's Bayou Bakery joined Councilman Jack Evans and his ...

Bastille Day Gets a Little Naughty in Adams Morgan

Per neighborhood tradition, L’Enfant Cafe Bar on 18th Street, NW, closed down Vernon Street July 12 for Bastille Day ...

Newsbabes Energize Powerhouse

The Newbabes invaded the Powerhouse event venue on Grace Street June 11. With Jill Biden as a special guest, the ...

Family and Friends Applaud Ralph Lauren and the Flag

A powerful, emotional slice of America was on display June 17 at a naturalization ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum ...

A Heartfelt Send-Off for Diana McLellan

Washington writer, classy gossip columnist and Capitol Hill resident Diana McLellan was laid to rest in Congressional Cemetery June 28 ...

Record $1.63 Million Raised for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society celebrated the close of the National Capital Area Man & Woman of the Year Campaign June 21 ...

Ford’s Fetes Dingell and Jones

Ford’s Theatre Society hosted a star-studded evening June 22 with appearances by VIPs of politics, business, stage and screen ...

Italian National Day Stops Traffic

Ambassador of Italy and Mrs. Claudio Bisogniero hosted a reception at the embassy on June 2 to celebrate Italian National ...

27th Annual Bark Ball: 'Super Bowl of Dog Events'

“Washington’s black-tie gala for the four-on-the-floor crowd” was a sellout at the Washington Hilton June 14. Washington Humane Society ...

Future Rep. Don Beyer Fundraises in Georgetown

Vicki and Roger Sant hosted a reception for the Democratic candidate for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, Don Beyer, at ...

Friends of Volta Park Close to $50K Goal

The Friends of Volta Park completed its annual festive get-together at Georgetown Visitation Prep June 6 with food and drink ...

Dominican Week in the United States Salutes Professional Success

Dominican Ambassador Aníbal De Castro hosted a reception honoring the professional success in the United States of Mino Lora, Manuel ...

Gala Guide

June 22 The RAMMY Awards and Gala

The RAMMY Awards Gala, a fundraiser for the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington ...

Hillwood Bedazzles

Ambassador of France François Delattre was the honorary chair at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens on June 3 for an elegant ...

Washington Stage Guild Applauds Its Season, Holds Preview

The Washington Stage Guild, “a smart theater for a smart town,” raised a toast to its recent season and gave ...

Actress Tea Leoni Makes Powerful Plea for Syrian Refugee Children

At a fundraiser at the Langhornes' home, Tea Leoni and UNICEF explained the devastation of the civil war in Syria upon its children.

Tudor Place Garden Party Beats the Rain

There was a downpour just before the beginning of the 22th Annual Tudor Place Garden Party May 21. Partiers were ...

News Women Roast Gwen Ifill of PBS

Members and friends of the American News Women roasted and toasted PBS legend Gwen Ifill for Excellence in Journalism on ...

D.C. Vote Hosts First Annual Three-Star Ball

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Council Chair Phil Mendelson were among the attendees at the First Annual Three-Star ...

Donghia Celebrates Grand Opening

Thursday, May 29, Donghia celebrated its grand opening of their Cady’s Alley showroom with special guest Margaret Russell, editor ...

Halcyon House Reborn: S&R’s Awards Gala Shines Atop Prospect Street

Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno of S&R Foundation hosted the annual Washington Awards Gala May 31 with a stunning ...

Room to Read: Promoting Literacy for Children in Africa and Asia

The spring gala of the D.C. Chapter of Room to Read, a global organization seeking to transform the lives ...

Zenith Gallery Presents Zenith Zoo

In conjunction with Washington, D.C., Week for the Animals, Zenith Gallery held a May 28 opening reception to meet ...

Hungarian American Coalition Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

World-renowned Hungarian lyric soprano Andrea Rost made a rare recital appearance at the Warner Theatre May 29. The performance was ...

Forum Theatre Applauds 10 Years

Forum Theatre celebrated 10 amazing years of groundbreaking theater in the D.C. area with a reception and Special Forum ...

Washington Performing Arts Gala

Singer/songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, known as “The Voice” of South Africa, was flown in to headline the Washington Performing Arts ...

‘Voices Against Violence’ Salutes Adrienne Arsht

The D.C.Volunteer Lawyers Project -- which works to protect women, litigate for them and get them out of domestic ...

Asian Republican Coalition Launches at Newseum

Nearly 200 well-wishers gathered at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue May 6 to help the Asian Republican Coalition celebrate its ...

Maroon Exhibit at Artist’s Proof

Photographer Fred Maroon was -- and remains -- well known throughout Washington and was a friend of The Georgetowner. He allowed the ...

Phillips Gala Fetes Founder, ‘Made in the USA’

The Phillips Collection held its classy and splashy gala May 16 at the Dupont Circle landmark for its show, “Made ...

Senior Center Revels in Spring at Historic Home

The Georgetown Senior Center -- which meets three times a week at St. John’s for lunch as well as social ...

Mother-Daughter Show Tickled Pink for Make-A-Wish

The annual Mother/Daughter Fashion Show, sponsored by the Fairmont Hotel on M Street and Lizanne Jeveret of Pink Palm ...

Rescue League Celebrates 100 Years

On May 10, Washington Animal Rescue League President & CEO Bob Ramin welcomed “supporters both two- and four-legged” to WARL’s ...

GALA Salutes Benefactors, Tango Quintet

Noche de Estrellas/Night of the Stars celebrated the artistic vision and youth education initiatives of GALA -- Group of Latin ...

Thailand and Russia Win Embassy Chef Challenge

More than 400 guests attended the 6th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge, benefiting Cultural Tourism D.C., at the Ronald Reagan ...

Partners for the Arts Celebrates First Year

Shahin Mafi hosted the first anniversary celebration for Partners for the Arts at a May 17 reception, featuring prizewinners of ...

At 125 Years, a Celebration of Caring for Washington Home & Hospices

The Washington Home & Community Hospices celebrated its 125th anniversary Italian-style -- “Celebrazione della Cura” -- held at the Embassy of Italy April ...

White House Correspondents’ Weekend Takes Over D.C.

The parties before and after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner dominated the D.C. social scene this past weekend and ...

A Celebration of Caring

The Washington Home & Community Hospices celebrated its 125th anniversary Italian style on Apr. 26 at “Celebrazione della Cura” held at ...

National Museum of Women in the Arts “Nine Thousand and Nine Hundred Nights”

Annie Totah is a force to be reckoned with and, as the Gala Chair of the museum’s Spring Gala ...

In Series “Canzoni d’Amore”

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, the In Series patrons braved a spring torrent on Apr. 30 ...

Sitar Arts Center Spring Celebration and Benefit

Dorothy and her companions were in good company on their way to Oz as they were joined by supporters of ...

Trust for the National Mall Luncheon

Over 1,000 people gathered under sunny skies on May 1 at the annual Trust for the National Mall Benefit ...

Newsbabes Bash Kickoff

On Apr. 29, many faces and names familiar from TV and media gathered upstairs in the Apartments at City Center ...

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Las Vegas Night

Two stunning “showgirls” greeted guests at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on May 2 for the 5th ...

Diplomats Welcomed Back

Former ambassadors of France, Germany and Italy were given a hearty welcome by many friends in DC as they were ...

Washington Area Concierge Award at Malmaison

Georgetown was the focus of WACA’s General Membership Meeting at Malmaison on April 15. WACA President Leslie Valtin thanked ...

Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy Fete at Evermay

The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy marked the renewed park known as Georgetown’s “Secret Garden.” The group of community and ...

Children's Ball Dazzles, Raises Record $10.7 Million

At the Ritz-Carlton in the West End on April 11, the black-and-white formal theme underlined the benefit for the Children ...

Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night

The Preview Night of this year’s Smithsonian Craft Show took place at the National Building Museum on Apr. 9 ...

Washington Ballet’s ‘Peter Pan’

In his remarks to the Washington Ballet’s presentation of “Peter Pan” at the Kennedy Center, Septime Webre, who choreographed ...

N Street Village Celebrates 40 Years

One of D.C. most effective and loved non-profits helping women get back on their feet and into life, N ...

Fashion for Paws: 8th Annual Runway Show

It was a fashionable evening for canines and their special people as they gathered at the Omni Shoreham on Apr ...

11th Annual Blue Jeans Ball

Yet again the denim-focused food fest and party filled the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel April 13 -- all to benefit the ...

Patrons' Party Fetes Georgetown House Tour

It was a lively affair last night, as house tour supporters and friends filled the home of the Powells -- the historic Foxhall House.

Women Doctors Take Over Women’s Arts Museum

As the American Medical Women’s Association met for its national conference, it also celebrated its 99th annual gala at ...

Night of Vision April 2014

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, the nation’s largest local prevention of blindness agency, hosted its 28th ...

Visionaries for the ‘Love of Sight’

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a nonprofit driving sight-saving research, honored Ryuji Ueno, M.D., co-founder of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and ...

Latino Fund 14th Annual Gala

The Latino Student Fund celebrated 20 years of creating educational opportunities for Hispanic-Latino children in our area at an annual ...

It’s a Timely Woman-to-Watch Dinner

Running Star hosted its eighth annual Women to Watch Awards Dinner April 2 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, celebrating ...

Choral Arts ‘Ides of March’ Cocktail Party

The Choral Arts Society of Washington board member Jenny Wallace welcomed guests to the George Town Club for a mid-March ...

Celebration of Hope Gala

Hope Connections for Cancer Support’s annual Celebration of Hope Gala, chaired by Sharon Glickman and Jamie Kogod Levin at ...

Manon Cleary Exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington

At the April 4 opening reception of "Manon Cleary, Obsessive Observer" -- which presents a new perspective through her photographic studies ...

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company

Washington dance patrons and Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company members gathered at Cyril Brenac's Bistrot Lepic in Georgetown ...

Ninth Annual Women & Wine Raises Record Funds for Breast Cancer

More than 400 women gathered at the Four Seasons on April 1 for the Ninth Annual Women & Wine, benefitting the ...

Meet the Artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

NMWA Women’s Committee President Fran Usher was delighted that past president Cyd Everett arranged for four artists who are ...

'British Invasion' Underwriters Hosted by Tony Podesta

Beth Kohlhoss and Kay Kendall spearheaded a new initiative of the Women’s Committee of the Washington Ballet to help ...

Kickoff Luncheon for 'Celebrazione della Cura'

The Washington Home and Community Hospices will celebrate the 125th anniversary of providing healthcare services for aging, chronically and terminally ...

Maureen Dowd and Alec Baldwin on the Arts

Georgetowner and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was introduced by her friend Alec Baldwin March 24 for the Americans ...

Cancer Research Gets ‘The Power of Love’

The 2014 Leukemia Ball presented by PhRMA—one of Washington, D.C.’s largest non-political, black-ties—raised nearly $3 million ...

Clicked: Networking Dinner at Rialto Restaurant

Clicked -- “Connect, inspire, achieve” -- which sets dinners for leading professionals, met March 12 at Rialto Restaurant on M Street. The ...

American Ireland Fund Honors Veep

The American Ireland Fund hosted its 22nd Annual National Gala and honored Vice President Joe Biden with its Peace Award ...

Rising Stars in Fashion

On March 18, the Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, D.C., Region hosted its inaugural Rising Star awards event ...

The 2014 Spring Washington, D.C., Gala Guide

MARCH 29

The 28th Annual Night of Vision Benefiting the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, this black-tie gala ...

Gwen Russell Celebrates Birthday -- and 'Rebirth'

Franco Nuschese of Café Milano hosted a birthday bash for public relations maven Gwen Russell at the Georgetown hot spot ...

Myra McPherson's 'Scarlet Sisters' Feted

Red boas were sported at the Cosmos Club March 4, as William Dunlap, Linda Burgess and publisher Twelve Books hosted ...

Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer Gala

The 6th Annual Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer gala took place at the Four Season Hotel Feb. 22. More than 400 ...

The Wacky & Wonderful Tea for THEARC

The 5th Annual Tea on March 9 at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C., had a circus theme to the delight ...

Bulgaria’s National Day

Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria Elena Poptodorova and her husband Georgi Petrov celebrated the National Day of the Republic ...

Cynthia Howar Art Reception

On, Feb. 12, the eve of yet another storm that closed the Federal Government the following day, Cynthia Howar hosted ...

Celebrating Norah’s Big 4-O

Some cool gals got together Feb. 15 to celebrate the 40th birthday of Norah O’Donnell, co-anchor of “CBS This ...

State of Kuwait National Day

Ambassador and Mrs. Salem Al-Sabah welcomed their guests to the 53rd Anniversary of the National Day of the State of ...

James Beard Foundation Honored

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) was recognized by the Destination & Travel Foundation with the 2014 Spirit of Hospitality Award at ...

Georgetown Arts 2014

The Citizens Association of Georgetown held an opening reception at the House of Sweden on Feb. 6 to showcase the ...

Pinstripes: Strikes Open

Pinstripes, the Italian-American restaurant and bowling alley-bocce court at the Georgetown Park shopping complex, opened Feb. 8. Next to the ...

Washington Ballet Celebrates the Jazz/Blues

The Washington Ballet’s “The Jazz/Blues Project,” appeared at Sidney Harman Hall, Jan. 29 – Feb. 2. Three ballets were ...

Frye Opening

The Frye Company's Pop-Up Gallery opened Thursday, Jan. 30. Frye Georgetown welcomed D.C. photographers, artists, influencers and media ...

Helen Hayes Nominations Announced

This year’s nominations for the 20th anniversary of the Helen Hayes Awards were announced on Jan. 17 from the ...

Washington Women & Wine at Primi Piatti

As Washington Women & Wine prepares to embark on a March wine tour of Northern Italy, co-founder Karen McMullen invited members ...

Light of Healing Hope Foundation Hosted by the British Ambassador and Lady Westmacott

On Feb. 4, Sir Peter and Lady Westmacott hosted a reception at the British residence honoring Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave ...

2014 Sugar & Champagne Affair

The Humane Law Enforcement Officers, Animal Care and Control Officers and Humane Education team members of the Washington Humane Society ...

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at Kennedy Center

The Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, now in its 22nd anniversary season, presented Modern Dance Concert: Four By Burgess ...

Noche de Pasión

The Washington Ballet’s fourth annual benefit party, Noche de Pasión 2014 Colombia Tropical, rocked the Dupont Circle residence of ...

Fashion Group International of Greater Washington DC New Year Party & Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Presentation

On Jan. 14, Christopher Reiter opened the doors of his 14 Street boutique, Muléh, to FGI of Greater Washington DC ...

Myron Belkind Inaugurated as 107th President of the National Press Club

The “International Gala” on Jan. 25 was a vibrant fashion display as many ambassadors, journalists and other international guests donned ...

Ri Ra Celebrates a Festive Georgetown Opening

With “céad míle fáilte,” an extended Irish family celebrated the grand opening of Ri Ra, the newly opened Irish pub ...

Trey McIntyre at the Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet will present a company premiere of the The British Invasion: The Beatles & The Rolling Stones at the ...

La Vie en Rose

The In Series had another successful collaboration with the Washington Ballet Studio Company in performances of La Vie en Rose ...

Russian Ball Reinvents Itself

The Russian Ball reinvented itself this year. Without the presence of Prince Alexis and Princess Selene Obolensky there were few ...

Saying Farewell to 'Man About Town' Bob Madigan

Bob Madigan was saluted by his legion of media pals and friends wearing sequined bowties at Carmine’s in the ...

Design Show Goes Southern

“Southern Celebrations Traditions Handed Down” was the theme of this year’s Washington Winter Show at the Katzen Arts Center ...

Party-packed Golden Globes

The District Council's Elizabeth Webster -- staffer for at-large council member Vincent Orange, who is an advocate of small businesses ...

Choral Arts: An Enchanted Christmas

Few Washington events sing out "Christmas" better than performances by the Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center.

Rising Stars Rejoice at Willard Hotel

An event at the Willard is always special. Rising Stars -- and its mission -- got its chance in the spotlight.

Fairmont Washington’s 10th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The holiday season kicked off on Dec. 3 as Santa and Rudolph descended the stairs at the Fairmont Hotel. Master ...

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Washington DC Christmas Luncheon

The Dec. 4 luncheon at Columbia Country Club had guests chuckling as special guest Roland Mesnier, Pastry Chef to five ...

Ann Hand “Cheery Holiday Shopping Party”

Carole Margaret Randolph and Janie McNamara co-hosted an early evening reception at Ann Hand on Dec. 4. The designer’s ...

FABUM at The Arts Club

On Dec. 4th, Jameson Freeman and Nichola Hays hosted friends, arts supporters and patrons for FABUM's "A Birthday and ...

Women’s Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Holiday Tea

Mrs. Rosa Batoréu, wife of the Ambassador of Portugal graciously hosted the Women’s Committee of the National Museum of ...

Georgetown Village Holiday Party

Georgetown Village celebrated its second annual holiday party on Dec. 5 at Blake Hall in St. John’s Episcopal Church ...

Ambassador of Italy’s Reception at Villa Firenze for Choral Arts

On Dec. 5, The Ambassador of Italy and Mrs. Claudio Bisogniero, as the Honorary Patrons of The Choral Arts Society ...

Sacred Foods of Italy

Les Dames d’Escoffier gathered for a holiday luncheon at Al Tiramisu restaurant near Dupont Circle on Dec. 7 to ...

An Evening with Opera Star Elizabeth Futral at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) Founder Wilhelmina Cole Holladay welcomed guests to the 2013 Fall Benefit ...

Georgetown Jingle

The Georgetown Jingle, held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Dec. 15, confirms that there is a Santa Claus, or ...

Georgetown Jingle Ready to Ring Dec. 15

A yuletide favorite at the Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown Jingle on Dec. 15 offers designer Christmas trees, children's afternoon fun and evening entertainment for the adults.

Holiday Pop Shop Packs Tony & Joe's to Benefit Georgetown Senior Center

Becoming a Georgetown tradition, the Holiday Pop Shop brought friends and shoppers to Tony & Joe's this year with a nice selection of gifts.

News Women for Helen Thomas

The American News Women's Club celebrated one of its own -- Helen Thomas -- with a celebratory hanging of artwork by ...

Rose Park's Best Friends

An impressive group of supporters gathered at Tudor Place for the Rose Park Fall Party Oct. 24.

"The vision for ...

Local Favorite Benetton Celebrates Winter

Hometown favorite Benetton showed off its Autumn-Winter 2013 collection at its Georgetown flagship at Wisconsin and M. Some of Washington ...

Opera Camerata of Washington Presents La Bohème

Ambassador Matthysen acknowledged that turning the embassy residence, “a house built for a family,” into an opera house for 120 ...

27th Annual Lombardi Gala

On Nov. 2, the annual Lombardi Gala, focused on raising funding and awareness for cancer research, education and treatment benefitting ...

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Preview

Renowned "dance maker" Dana Tai Soon Burgess, along with his internationally recognized dance company, made history this month as the ...

Arts for the Aging 25th Anniversary Gala

Ambassador of Switzerland H. E. Manuel Sager and Mrs. Christine Sager hosted the celebration “Cherishing Silver” on Nov. 5 at ...

Remembering “Princess Di”

Marsha and Rafik Muawwad invited friends to a dinner buffet on Nov. 5 in honor of Patrick Jephson, the first ...

Knock Out Abuse Against Women

The 20th anniversary of the Gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC on Nov. 14, raised over $560,000 to ...

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

The 17th annual Signature Chefs Gala of DC provided fabulous tastings from over 20 leading chefs paired with wine from ...

Draft’s Defensive Team: Lung Cancer Awareness

Former Redskins linebacker joins the battle against lung cancer with the Chris Draft Family Foundation and Team Draft.

'The Best Man Holiday' Makes Its D.C. Premiere at the Howard Theatre

Filmmaker Malcolm Lee, a Georgetown alum, discussed his latest, "The Best Man Holiday," at the Howard Theatre.

3 Murders at Evermay Estate?

Night Nouveau was presented by the S&R Foundation at historic Evermay Estate Nov. 2. Guests could solve a three-murder ...

Innocents at Risk Reception

Suellen and Melvyn Estrin hosted a cocktail reception at their home Oct. 24 to support and join the fight Innocents ...

Craft2Wear

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee produced the Craft2Wear show and sale of wearable art at the National Building Museum Oct ...

Farewell Reception for the Ambassador of Monaco

Ambassador of Monaco Gilles Noghès and Ellen Noghès will “migrate” to “Clair de Loon” in her native Michigan in December ...

At Arena Stage: de Pizan Honors

On Oct. 9, the National Women’s History Museum bestowed the third annual de Pizan Honors “honoring women from the ...

Washington Women and Wine’s Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration

Washington Women and Wine (WWW) co-founder Karen McMullen gathered “a lot of women and a few good men” at Brian ...

LUNGevity Foundation Musical Celebration of Hope Gala

The LUNGevity Foundation Arabian Nights-themed gala at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium on Oct. 26 celebrated the great progress that has ...

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Gala Victory Awards

The 2013 Gala Victory Awards took place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Oct. 30. Patton Boggs Partner Martie Kendrick ...

In Honor of Luce Churchill

On Oct. 31, Aniko Gaal Schott and Nash Schott held a cocktail reception in honor of their close friend Luce ...

10th Annual Living in Pink Honors Carolyn Aldigé, Rachel Brem

Living in Pink's Nov. 1 luncheon and boutique brought out the ladies and honorees who fight against breast cancer.

Fall Fashion Fete at United Colors of Benetton

Last night, Washington VIPs and style-setters were treated to an exclusive glimpse of the United Colors of Benetton Autumn/Winter ...

At OSS Gala, McRaven Honored, Defends Nation's Spying

The OSS Society at its Donovan Awards Dinner -- a unique Washington event -- honored Special Ops head Adm. William McRaven, leader of the raid that got Osama bin Laden.

Meridian Ball Sets a Record

Enjoying the full moon over the Linden trees in the back terrace on Oct. 18, more than 850 global leaders ...

Mark Twain Honor for Burnett

It was a love fest at the Kennedy Center Sunday, a magical red carpet ride, a fun and funny night ...

'Doing the Lord's Work,' Biden Says of Ministry Center

When the vice president stops by your party, you know you're taken it to a new level. Vice President ...

Unmasked: Georgetown Gala Takes Over the Embassy of Italy

In this "Year of Italian Culture in the U.S.," the Citizens Association of Georgetown chose the Italian Embassy as ...

American-Russian Cultural Foundation 2013 Annual Gala

This year’s gala “Friends in Time of War” chaired by Susan Carmel Lehrman, which celebrated the 150th anniversary of ...

2013 Points of Light Tribute Awards

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bush and the Ambassador of Italy and Mrs. Bisogniero hosted this year’s Point of Lights ...

2013 DC Vote Champions of Democracy Awards Gala

On Oct. 9, Mayor Vincent Gray and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton attended the annual gala hosted at the Mayflower Hotel ...

Capricia Marshall Honored by Cultural Tourism DC

On Oct. 15, Shahin Mafi, Chair, 2013 Embassy Chef Challenge, and Tim Cox, Chair, and the Board of Cultural Tourism ...

Hope & Progress Gala

The Oct. 19 Hope & Progress 13th Annual Gala at the Four Seasons raised funds for the New Sibley and Cancer ...

Malmaison Celebrates a Real Grand Opening

Malmaison held a grand opening party Oct. 15 that brought together a good mix of neighbors, colleagues, influencers and good old party types.

Cabaret Barroco

GALA Hispanic Theatre celebrated the world premiere of Cabaret Barroco, Interludes of Spain’s Golden Age, at Noche de Gala ...

Salvation Army 64th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show

The Women’s Auxiliary of Washington DC’s annual event was held on Oct. 4 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel ...

Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s

At one p.m. on Oct. 6, Georgetown’s finest pooches and their proud people gathered on the sunny lawn ...

Elizabeth McGovern Honored

The theme of this year’s Oct. 6 Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala was “Everything British” and indeed ...

Pre-Knock Out Abuse

On Sept. 30, Saks Fifth Avenue, Park Hyatt Washington and D.C. magazine hosted a reception at the hotel where ...

Newton's Noodles VIP Preview Party

On September 19, Washingtonians turned out for the Newton's Noodles VIP Preview Party to celebrate the new fast-casual concept ...

Getting Ready for the Meridian Ball, Global Summit

Committee members gathered Sept. 10 at Meridian House in anticipation of Meridian's daylong summit and big ball on Oct ...

Wolf Trap Ball's 'Joie de Vivre'

Amid scenes of the Paris opera house and Eiffel Tower, the Wolf Trap Ball Sept. 21 -- under the patronage of ...

Komen 'Honoring the Promise' and Sen. Ted Kennedy

The Susan G. Komen Honoring the Promise Gala got the Kennedy Center pulsing pink Sept. 20 as it honored Victoria ...

D.C.'s Webster Checks Out the Emmys

With a good amount of shows set in Washington, D.C., although not filmed here, Elizabeth Webster of the District ...

Some Top Gala Picks: Go to What You Love and Support

"Do I have to pick just one?" asked Kevin Chaffee, senior editor at Washington Life and senior associate at Qorvis ...

The Skinny on Georgetown’s Big Night

The 2013 Georgetown Gala -- the annual black tie Citizens Association of Georgetown event that brings together more than 350 guests ...

GBA Welcomes Autumn at Malmaison

The Georgetown Business Association said goodbye to summer and hello to fall Sept. 18 near the banks of the Potomac ...

Previewing a Better Understanding

On Sept. 1, artistic director Jameson Freeman hosted an intimate fall preview for the non-profit organization For a Better Understanding ...

Washington Concierges Gather at Tony & Joe's for 30th gala

Mardi Gras beads were the order of the evening as the Washington Area Concierge Association celebrated its 30th annual gala ...

Kaiser Says, 'I Do'

Michael Kaiser (left), president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, married economist John Roberts Aug. 31 at the ...

Devotion to Children

On Aug. 21, supporters of Pro View and Devotion to Children gathered on the balcony of Morton’s Steakhouse on ...

Washington Women and Wine

Karen McMullen, a co-founder of Washington Women and Wine (WWW), chose Nick’s Riverside Grill in the Georgetown Harbour to ...

A Tribute to Albert

On Sept. 7, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain Houda Nonoo hosted a dinner buffet and program honoring the late ...

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at NGA

In honor of Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, on Aug. 11 DTSBC performed the premiere of Revenant Elegy on the ...

Summer Trip: a Venetian Masked Ball in Newport, R.I.

Edward Julius Berwind would have been beaming on the evening of Aug. 3, when almost 600 guests enjoyed a Summer ...

'Ruffception' Welcomes Canine Ambassador Edie

Washington's Fairmont welcomed Fairmont Pittsburgh’s Canine Ambassador Edie to a “Ruffception” on Aug. 15, where the pearl bedecked ...

Metro Cooking Kick-off for Capital Area Food Bank

On Aug. 7, chef and owner Victor Albisu hosted a happy hour for supporters of the Capital Area Food Bank ...

DogFest in Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown, West Virginia, honored its fetching canines with the first annual DogFest on Aug. 17 and 18. Opening day events ...

Helping to Give a Second Chance at Nick's

The ladies of Sip With Socialites raised funds for Second Chance Employment Services Aug. 4 at the newly renovated Nick ...

Mixing and Mingling at Citi Open

The W Washington D.C. rooftop was the hard court on July 28, hosting WTA and ATP tennis celebrities and ...

K Street Kate's 7th

K Street Magazine’s Kate Michael celebrated the magazine’s seventh anniversary with a “Seventh Inning Stretch” celebration at ArtJamz ...

Pink Party Benefits Children’s Inn at NIH

Girls battling cancer and other serious illnesses were treated to a VIP Pink Party July 27 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel ...

Restaurant Association Power Hour

Restaurant Association Greater Washington held a “Power Hour” at Nellie’s Sports Bar July 29 to thank the sponsors of ...

Queen's Toast: Pageantry, Fashion and Philanthropy

Beautiful faces and bodies took over the posh Barcode Lounge Aug. 3 for “Toast with the Queen” Reception and Fundraiser ...

Best of Washington

On July 17, more than 60 of Washingtonian magazine’s 100 Very Best Restaurants offered samplings to more than 2 ...

Drive, Eat With Kia at Fiola

Kia Motors teamed up with Open Table at Fiola restaurant on July 29 for the first-ever debut of its new ...

Capital City Ball

Capital City Ball held a cocktail happy hour on the roof of the Graham Hotel in Georgetown on July 16 ...

11th Annual Washington International Piano Artists Competition

“A Cultural Evening – Welcome Reception” was held at the Georgetown Club on July 24 to launch the Festival of Music ...

“Dream Wedding” at the Arts Club

FABUM, a non-profit arts organization, recently presented “Dream Wedding,” an immersive, walk-through performance experience that is part of its Dolce ...

Monaco Celebrates Accession of Prince Albert

Ambassador of Monaco and Mrs. Gilles Noghès celebrated the anniversary of Prince Albert of Monaco’s accession to the throne ...

Chamber Dance Project

On July 11, Jill and Fred Schwartz invited their Watergate neighbors and other friends and arts supporters for cocktails and ...

7-7-7 for the Cure

The 7-7-7 Fashion Series came to the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on June 29th as a part of ...

Friends of Volta Park Raise Funds, Have Fun

More than 160 neighbors and supporters attended the 18th annual Friends of Volta Park cocktail party June 7 -- always a ...

Barbara Walters Toast and Roast

The American News Women’s Club honored Barbara Walters with the “Excellence in Journalism” award at a Gala Award Luncheon ...

2013 Restaurant Awards Gala

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) chose “Restaurants in Bloom” as the theme of its 31st annual gala at the ...

Faith Ringgold at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)

On behalf of Northern Trust, NWMA Trustee Joanie Stringer welcomed guests to “American People, Black Light, Faith Ringgold’s Paintings ...

Capella Hotel Hosts The Washington Ballet

Georgetown’s luxurious Capella Hotel hosted friends of The Washington Ballet (TWB) on June 24 at a small reception on ...

Hungarian Ambassador Salutes Smithsonian Folklife Festival

On June 25, Ambassador of Hungary György Szapáry hosted a kickoff reception at his residence for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival ...

A Summer Party for the Washington Animal Rescue League

Carol Schwartz, a three-time candidate for mayor and the only Republican candidate since the restoration of home rule to garner ...

Newsbabes Banter in Hot Pink Against Cancer

The 5th Annual D.C. Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer took over the Hamilton June 27. Gals dressed in hot ...

AFI Docs Screens 'Herblock'

AFI Docs with Audi had a gala screening of the documentary, "Herblock: The Black & White" on June 20. The screening ...

Leukemia & Lymphoma

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held its annual Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Awards Gala at the Ritz Carlton ...

Cookout Under the Stars

The 19th annual U.S. National Arboretum’s "Cookout Under The Stars" celebrated the bountiful state in America's Heartland ...

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Garden Party

The weather was glorious on June 20 as Isin and George Ludlow entertained supporters of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO ...

Georges Braque at the Phillips Collection

At the Phillips Collection through Sept. 1, “Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life” examines Braque’s career from 1928 – 1945, a time between the two World Wars when the artist honed his cubist innovations and individual style through the motif of the still life.

Mark Ohnmacht Honored by Choralis Foundation

On June 5, Mark Ohnmacht was presented the “Ovation” Award for Outstanding Choral Music at the Clarendon Ballroom. He follows ...

Members Summer Exhibition at the Arts Club of Washington

For nearly a century, the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing and literary arts at ...

Eva Longoria Stars at YWCA Gala

The Second Annual YWCA U.S.A. Women of Distinction Awards Gala at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill June ...

CRAVE Kimpton 2013

The predictions of dire weather forced the Hotel Monaco to relocate its June 13 festivities indoors, but spirits were hardly ...

One Year of Perfecto for Luigi Parasmo

Luigi Parasmo Salon, co-owned by Luigi Parasmo and Javier Calvo, gave guests with the royal treatment June 10 at their ...

International Club’s Great Gatsby Ball and NMWA

On June 15, the National Museum of Women in the Arts seemed to transform into Jay Gatsby’s home itself ...

National Geographic's 125 Anniversary Gala Is a Stunner

Video created and edited by Beatriz Parres Robert Devaney | Jun 19, 2013

With noted explorers and scientists in the house, National Geographic's 125th anniversary gala was the place to be. Check our video of the receptions before the awards program.

26th Annual Bark Ball

The Washington Hilton was party central at “Washington’s Black-Tie Gala for the Four-on-the-Floor Crowd” on June 8. Festively attired ...

It’s Picnic Time for Seniors

At St. John’s Church, June 12, members of the Georgetown Senior Center got a extra treat for their lunchtime ...

Living Artfully

An opening night celebration at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens on June 4 showcased the elegant life style of Marjorie Merriweather ...

Spanish Steps Celebrated at the Residence of the Ambassador of Turkey

On June 6, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey Namik Tan and Mrs. Fugen Tan entertained their neighbors who support ...

'A Cause, Not Just a Fashion Show' for Diabetes Research

Fashion, philanthropy and business came together June 6 at Georgetown Court for the benefit of Diabetes research.

'Skin Is In' for Guys, Too, Who Get Their Own Place

Georgetowner Tina Alster, M.D., welcomed colleagues, friends and the skin savvy May 29 to the W for Men launch ...

Friends Celebrate Selene Obolensky’s Birthday

Princess Selene Obolensky, American-born and titled by her marriage to the late Prince Alexis Obolensky of Russian nobility and Chief ...

Pen/Faulkner Luncheon for Author James Conaway

Barton and Leslie Gordon graciously hosted a May 23 luncheon at their Kalorama Residence as Pen/Faulkner celebrated James Conway ...

St. John of Jerusalem Order Benefits Eye Hospital in Israel

Washington area members of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem gathered on a sunlit ...

Marfield Prize Presented to Anne-Marie O’Connor

Ambassador of Austria Hans Peter Manz was at the Arts Club of Washington May 23 as Anne Marie O’Connor ...

Dana Tai Soon Burgess at the White House

Choreographer and artistic Director Dana Tai Soon Burgess was invited by the White House to participate in its Asian American ...

Ford's Theatre Gala: an All-American Thanks

Into the building where President Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865, gala-goers walked the red carpet June 2 to see ...

Evening of Red at the National Press Club

Certified Angus Beef ® brand and Rodney Strong Vineyards of Sonoma County were featured at a dinner held at the National ...

What to See This Month

Regrettably, there are always going to be more museum exhibitions than any one patron can really keep up with. This ...

Tudor Place Garden Party Gets More Youthful

The annual Tudor Place Garden Party gathered a happy group next to the historic house to benefit its preservation efforts.

7th Annual Children’s Ball: Small World's Big Benefits

The Seventh Annual Children’s Ball was held at the National Building Museum May 11 with more than 800 guests ...

'The Ingredients of a Great House': Gil Schafer Tells All

The Georgetown office of Doyle New York hosted a book-signing, reception and presentation at St. John’s Episcopal Church May ...

Susan Calloway Fine Arts Opening Reception

On May 10, Susan Calloway Fine Arts hosted an opening reception for Poetic Visions, artworks by Breda Kingery. The artist ...

Forum Theatre Benefit Reading

On May 6, Forum Theatre in conjunction with producers Adrienne Nelson and Ian Armstrong presented a special engagement staged reading ...

Trees for Georgetown Spring Celebration

The 2013 event, which is the primary source of funding for the trees that appear in local tree boxes each ...

Washington Women & Wine Kick-off Dinner

Following two fun-laden wine tours to France, on May 13 tour operators Robin and Paula McKenzie-Smith of Best of Europe ...

Tickled Pink, X

The ballroom of the Fairmont Washington, D.C. pulsated in in pastels on May 11 for the 10th Annual Mother ...

U.S.News & World Report Celebrates 80th Birthday

Who knew that U.S.News & World Report (where the editor of this newspaper once worked) is as old as ...

Trust for the National Mall Annual Luncheon

Philanthropists, business leaders, government officials, diplomats and some of the best dressed and behatted guests converged May 2 to admire ...

Swanky Graham Opens on Thomas Jefferson Street

Georgetown's latest hotel -- The Graham -- opened to the public May 3, after a series of top-drawer opening receptions. The ...

Loews Madison 50th Anniversary

Andrew, James and Jonathan Tisch were in Washington May 1 to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Loews Madison Hotel ...

Celebrating the Investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Among the numerous events which they hosted to celebrate the investiture of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Ambassador Rudolph Bekink and ...

Patron's Party for House Tour: the Lively Place to Be

The Patrons' Party at the home of Tom Anderson and Marc Schappell was an elegant affair for the Georgetown House Tour, which is on Saturday, April 27.

2013 Helen Hayes Awards

Washington honored its thriving theatre community at the 29th Annual Helen Hayes Awards at the Warner Theatre on Apr. 8 ...

3rd Annual Great Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show

Co-Chairman Leonard and Ronald Lauder founded the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation in l989 to accelerate the discovery of drugs ...

Sitar Arts Center’s Paint the Town Benefit

On Apr. 11, Sitar Art’s Center’s annual event gathered supporters at the Mexican Cultural Institute to fund high-quality ...

Washington Performing Arts Society Gala

Ruth and Arne Sorensen were Gala Chairs and Ambassador of Ireland Michael Collins and Mrs. Collins were Diplomatic Chairs as ...

American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation Film Premier

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, on Apr. 15 Librarian of Congress James Billington and Chairman ...

Eleventh Annual “For the Love of Sight” Visionary Awards Dinner

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a nonprofit founded in 1971 to fund sight-saving retinal research held its annual dinner at the ...

Partners for the Arts Spring Musicale

On Apr. 18, Ambassador of Bulgaria Elena Poptodorova hosted Partners for the Arts’ spring musicale at her residence. Leilane Grimaldi ...

Las Vegas Night

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network hosted is 4th Annual Las Vegas Casino Night benefit at the National Museum of Women ...

Smithsonian Craft Show Transforms Building Museum

Each year, the Smithsonian Craft Show provides the opportunity for discerning shoppers and craft-lovers to indulge their senses among many ...

The 58th Annual Corcoran Ball

The Corcoran Gallery hosted its 58th annual black tie ball on Saturday, April 19. The ball provides scholarships for the ...

Easter Seals Raise Funds for Veterans

Easter Seals Serving Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, honored Tom Brokaw, actor Gary Sinise and Citi for contributions to ...

National Sporting Library & Museum Screening

National Sporting Library & Museum “Summer in February” private film screening and preview of Munnings: Out in the Open exhibition, April ...

N Street Village Gala: ‘Addicted to Life’

N Street Village held its annual gala at the Ritz Carlton in the West End April 10. The D.C ...

Annual Celebration of Spirits of the Americas

On April 19, 2013, Organization of American State hosted an amazing event in called Spirit of the Americas. Ambassadors, representatives ...

In Series 30th Anniversary

Winter’s big snow alert caused the In Series to postpone their 30th Anniversary celebration to Apr. 9 at the ...

Ballet's 'Moveable Feast' Gala Gets Everyone Moving

A beautiful gala in a beautiful building: the Washington Ballet puts on a memorable performance April 12.

Youth Orchestra of the Americas Spring Benefit 2013

Youth Orchestra of the Americas held its Spring Benefit on April 5 at the Organization of American States. The dinner ...

Capella So Luxe It Requires Several Debuts

A few floral ribbon-cuttings later, the Georgetown Capella is settling into its intimate spot on 31st Street, next to the ...

First-ever Evermay Easter Egg Hunt

Evermay Estate held its first Easter Egg Hunt March 30 on its beautiful grounds for children who delighted in finding ...

Vital Voices 2013 Global Leadership Awards

The theme echoing through the evening was Vital Voice’s Founder Hillary Rodman Clinton’s historic pronouncement in China that ...

Patti LaBelle at Duke Ellington School of the Arts

As Georgetown’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts celebrates its 40th year, honing the talents of aspiring artists while ...

Carolyne Roehm’s ‘Flowers’ Book Signing Reception

International trendsetter in fashion, elegance and taste making and devoted animal lover Carolyne Roehm and her companion, former Georgetown resident ...

Capella Hotel Hosts Community for Iron Chef Competition

On Monday, April 8, the Capella Hotel in Georgetown hosted a friendly Iron Chef-style competition between the Citizens Association of ...

Imperial Ottoman Jewelry at the Turkish Embassy Residence

The embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission welcomed guests to an evening of arts and culture on Apr. 4. Ambassador ...

Gala Guide for Spring 2013

Spring has sprung, although it may not have been clear to those who looked out their windows on Monday morning ...

RAMMY Award Nominees

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the finalists for the “Oscars of D.C. Restaurants” at a March 19 event ...

Helen Hayes Awards Nominees Feted

Helen Hayes Awards nominees and supporters gathered at the Hamilton on March 18 to celebrate their fellow actors, directors, designers ...

Noche de Estrellas

GALA Hispanic Theatre hosted its annual Noche de Estrellas event on Mar. 12 to honor artistic and civic leaders. Awardees ...

Institute for Education: Breakfast with Mayor Gray

Mayor Vincent Gray was the guest speaker at the recent Institute for Education’s “Info Breakfast,” hosted by Ambassador of ...

Women & Wine VIII

On March 11, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center brought several hundred D.C. top business women together for a cancer ...

Embassy Chef Challenge

Chef Nathan Bates of the Embassy of New Zealand is the first chef to win in all three categories: Challenge ...

American Irish Fund: Irish PM Touts ‘Celtic Comeback’

As per a Washington St. Patrick’s Day tradition, Irish Prime Minister (An Taoiseach) Edna Kenny was in town to ...

Pink Tie Party: It’s All About the Cherries

Cold may have lingered, but the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Pink Tie Party at the Renaissance Hotel March 20 ...

‘Celebration of Hope’ Gala

The sixth Celebration of Hope Gala at the Park Hyatt Washington, D.C., on March 21 honored Nancy and Scott ...

Latino Student Fund

Ambassador of Peru and Mrs. Harold Forsyth were Diplomatic Chairs for the Latino Student Fund’s 13th Annual Gala at ...

A Second Chance for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Second Chance Employment Services, the nation’s first and only nonprofit dedicated to comprehensive employment-placement services for victims of domestic ...

Ann Atkins at the National Press Club

We Will Survive Cancer (WWSC) recently hosted Ann Atkins, author of Eleanor Roosevelt's Live of Soul Searching and Self ...

Institute for Education INFO Public Policy Roundtable Breakfast with Mayor Gray

An invitation only guest list previewed Dupont Circle’s newest sports bar, The Gryphon, on Mar. 19. Owners Tony Hudgins ...

Gryphon VIP Preview Party

An invitation only guest list previewed Dupont Circle’s newest sports bar, The Gryphon, on Mar. 19. Owners Tony Hudgins ...

Maslenitsa – Russian Mardi Gras

Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Mrs. Sergey Kislyak and their guests festively celebrated Russian New Year (Maslenitsa) in the ...

House Tour Pow-wow on a ‘Snow Day’

It may seem far off, but April 27 is coming fast for home-owners, volunteers and designers working to make the ...

'Luck of the Irish' Takes on Kidney Disease

The "Luck of the Irish" was the evening's wish as 500 guests flooded the atrium of the Ronald Reagan ...

Manon Cleary’s Loving Tribute at the Arts Club

Washington lost one of its leading artists a year ago when figurative painter Manon Cleary succumbed to the lung disease ...

Muslim Women’s Association

Mrs. Fügen Tan, wife of the Ambassador of Turkey, and Rosa Tai Djalal, president of the Muslim Women’s Association ...

Finland Hosts U.S. Suffragists

Placard bearing stern “suffragists” greeted guests to the Embassy of Finland on March 1 where Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde and Joan ...

2013 Night of Vision

“Building New Visions” was the theme of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington’s March 2 gala at ...

THEARC Tea

The Fourth Annual “Wacky & Whimsical Tea to benefit THEARC” was a joyous astronaut-theme afternoon at the Ritz Carlton March 3 ...

Kuwait National Day

The 52nd Anniversary of the National Day of the State of Kuwait was elegantly celebrated at the Four Seasons Hotel ...

Lighting (and Skating) the Night to Cure Leukemia

The Light The Night Awards Party celebrated the outstanding achievements of volunteers who raised more than $2.23 million dollars ...

An Affair of the Heart

The Women’s Board of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region held its 65th Annual An Affair of the ...

Heart Ball Gets Pumped Up

The 15th annual Greater Washington Heart Ball filled the National Building Museum Feb. 23 with the region’s most prominent ...

The Washington Ballet Debuts L’Amour (Love, Baby...)

Love was definitely in the air as the Washington Ballet chose Valentine’s Day to present associate artistic director David ...

A Taste of the Oscars: Partying in L.A. for D.C.

Elizabeth Webster, staffer for At-large Councilman Vincent Orange, helps to look after business development in D.C., including persuading film ...

Have-a-Heart Luncheon Honors Sitar Arts Center

Sitar Arts Center received the Washington Club’s 2013 Community Service Award at a Feb. 5 luncheon. Club president Priscilla ...

12th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

On Jan. 31, loyal supporters of the Washington Humane Society and their treasured, pawed com- panions joined hosts chef Todd ...

George Town Club Getting Reinvented

The venerable George Town Club, known for members involved in business, politics and diplomacy, invited hundreds of the younger set ...

Teddy, Screech Show Off at Ice Rink and Nick’s

The Nationals’ Young Benefactors Off- season on Ice fundraiser skated around Washington Harbour’s ice rink and Nick’s Riverside ...

St. Jude’s Gourmet Gala

The 15th Annual St. Jude’s Gourmet Gala: “Mardi Gras for the Kids” took place Feb. 12 at the National ...

Celebrating the Loews Madison

Marshall Coyne brought a new level of luxury to the nation’s capital when the Madison Hotel opened in 1963 ...

Helen Hayes Nominations

TheatreWashington announced the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees at the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery on Feb. 28. The ...

Honoring Embassy Social Secretaries

There was no lull in conversation as Meridian International Center and THIS for Diplomats honored embassy social secretaries at White-Meyer ...

Council on Women’s Leadership Tea

The Council on Women’s Leadership, founded in 2010 at Meridian International Center, develops and raises awareness of opportunities to ...

CAG Art Show Bursts at House of Sweden

The fourth annual Georgetown art show opened at the House of Sweden with a festive Feb. 7 reception which once ...

Bulgari Hosts National Museum of Women in the Arts

The Women’s Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts held its first meeting of the year ...

Mari Vanna Opening Party

On Jan. 16, a new Washington treasure of a restaurant, Mari Vanna, hosted a friends and family preview in its ...

Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball II

The Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball II, hosted by La La Anthony and Terrence J, honored and celebrated the hip-hop community’s ...

The Creative Coalition ‘Night Before Dinner’

D.C.’s new Russian eatery, Mari Vanna D.C., hosted the Creative Coali- tion’s Inauguration “Night Before Dinner ...

Inauguration Night Party at Café Milano

Gina Adams, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for FedEx Corporation; Bob Johnson, Founder and Chairman of the RLF Companies ...

California State Society Inaugural Luncheon & Fashion

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Members of Congress, Californians and fashionistas gathered at the Ritz Carlton on 22nd Street for the ...

Embassy Series Honors Gertrude d’Amecourt

The Jan. 23 Embassy Series program of Schubert/Mozart Birthday Celebrations at the Embassy of Austria was dedicated to the ...

Redskins Legend John Riggins Headlines ProFish Benefit at Tony & Joe's

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em.

That was the theme of ProFish's Annual Invasive Species Benefit Dinner ...

Greenbrier Hosts Cocktails with Carleton

If you are looking to retreat to the Greenbrier, it has a place in D.C. to help you get out of town, the Upper Lobby on H Street.

Cool and Hot GoldenGlobes

Showing off a Sue Wong gown, District Council staffer Elizabeth Webster again made the Hollywood scene: this time for the ...

Washington Winter Show

“The Thrill of the Chase: Antiques of the Sporting Life” was the theme of this year’s Washington Winter Show ...

‘The Candle Burns’

Three generations of family and more than 120 well-wishers gathered at the National Press Club on Jan. 12 for a ...

43rd Annual Russian New Year’s Eve Ball

The Russian New Year’s Eve Ball, under the patronage of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Mrs. Kislyak ...

7th Annual Georgetown Jingle Rings in for Pediatric Oncology

For the seventh time, Georgetown Jingle, a benefit to fight cancer, filled the Fours Seasons with Yuletide fun, food, song and design.

New Year’s Eve 2012

The night for ringing in 2013 is fast approaching. Check these selections to help you make your New Year's Eve selections.

Washington Performing Arts Society Presents Yo-Yo Ma

WPAS launched the first of this season’s Stars Series with a sold-out concert by cellist Yo-Yo at the Kennedy ...

Ambassador Doer of Canada Hosts Choral Arts VIP Cocktail

Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer, the nonorary patron of this year’s Choral Arts Holiday Gala, hosted supporters at a Dec ...

Designer Anna Weatherley Opens Her Studio

Members of the Women’s Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts were privileged to enjoy a ...

Kelley Charms the Crowd at Library Booksigning

The Georgetown Public Library on R Street had about a hundred extra readers past its regular hours Dec. 5 as ...

The Beltway of Giving: A Gift of Philanthropy

The trees are trimmed, the lists are made and the holiday party planning is underway, but what some might call ...

Volunteering the Holiday Cheer

In addition to exchanging gifts with family and friends, helping the less fortunate is another great way to spend time ...

Up & Coming

DECEMBER 6

The Berrette Family Foundation Official Launch and Keystone Dinner The Berrette Family Foundation announces its first cohort this ...

Washington Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Washington Business Hall of Fame brought together more than 1,000 business and civic leaders Dec. 4 at a ...

Georgetown Jingle Pre-Party

he Georgetown Jingle held a pre-party Nov. 29 at the Four Seasons Hotel to ring up support and thank its ...

‘East-West: The Art of Dialogue’

Following its London launch, Egyptian investor, art collector and philanthropist Shafik Gabr was in Washington as his eponymous foundation hosted ...

Fairmont Tree Lighting

WTOP’s Bob Madigan was master of ceremonies at the Fairmont Washington D.C.’s ninth annual tree lighting ceremony ...

Innocents at Risk

Innocents at Risk (IAR), which Deborah Sigmund founded 2005 to combat the scourge of human traf- ficking, has had singular ...

American Girl Fashion Show

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington presented the Fifth Annual American Girl Fashion Show at the Bolger Center in ...

De Pizan Honors Gala

On Nov. 14, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) honored living legends at the Second de Pizan Honors Gala ...

Georgetowner's Holiday Benefit & Bazaar 2012

The Georgetowner's Holiday Benefit & Bazaar brought together friends, shoppers and businesses at the George Town Club Nov. 29 to give an assist to the Georgetown Senior Center.

Kennedy Center Honors: Guy, Hoffman, Letterman, Makarova -- and Zeppelin

A Washington year-end tradition, the Kennedy Center Honors are celebrated this weekend.

Azza Fahmy's Dazzing Jewels

Seasons at the Four Seasons Hotel was transformed into an Arabian nights fantasy on Nov. 15 as internationally acclaimed Egyptian ...

The Capital City Ball

The 2012 Capital City Ball took place on Nov. 17 at the historic Washington Club in Dupont Circle. Proceeds from ...

National Sporting Library Museum

The Honorable and Mrs. William A. Nitze hosted a cocktail reception for the NSLM on Nov. 16th at their home ...

OSS Society Commemorates Liberation of the Hotel Ritz

The Office of Strategic Services Society, which celebrates the World War II predecessor to the C.I.A. and the ...

A Doggie Halloween

On Oct. 31, the Fairmont Washington, D.C., celebrated our faithful companions at the first annual Howl-o-Ween Trick or Treating ...

Reception for Choral Arts

Nick and Deborah Smith hosted their 4th Annual Choral Arts cocktail reception Nov. 8 in honor of the 32nd Annual ...

Living in Pink: Stories of Life and Courage Against Breast Cancer

The Ninth Annual Living in Pink luncheon and boutique was held Nov. 2 at the Fairmont Hotel on M Street ...

Knock Out Abuse Against Women 19th Annual Gala

Moulin Rouge was the theme of Knock Out Abuse’s Nov. 1 gala at the Ritz-Carlton. The sell-out event, founded ...

Lombardi Gala

The 26th Annual Lombardi Gala was held at the Washington Hilton Nov. 3. The gala benefits Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer ...

Fair Chance for Youth

Fair Chance’s 2012 Butterfly Bash on Oct. 19 supported the organization’s efforts to create opportunities for low-income DC ...

F. Murray Abraham Receives the Will Award

At the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s star studded Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Oct. 15, F. Murray ...

75th International Gold Cup

The 75th International Gold Cup was the place be Oct. 20 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., benefiting the ...

Getting Glitzy at the Georgetown Gala

The 2012 Georgetown Gala, “Putting on the Glitz,” and put on by the Citizens Association of Georgetown, returned to the ...

Pumpkin Fest 2012 at Rose Park

The children paraded around Rose Park for Halloween to the delight of the grown-ups.

"Come and Play" Annual Costume Gala

Andre Wells' annual Costume Gala, "Come and Play" never ceases to top the year before. 2012's costume gala, held ...

Getting Glitzy at the Georgetown Gala

Once again, the Georgetown Gala, a benefit for the Citizens Association, got residents, business leaders and politicians talking, singing and dancing at the Russian Embassy.

Celebrating Sibley’s ‘Hope & Progress’ at the Four Seasons

Sibley Memorial Hospital celebrated its 12th Annual Celebration for Hope & Progress at the Four Seasons Hotel on Oct. 13. The ...

44th Meridian Ball Mixes It Up . . . in a Good Way

Maybe it is because the Meridian International Center encourages global dialogue and international understanding; maybe it is because it is ...

U.S. Against Alzheimer’s Network Reading of ‘Surviving Grace’

George Vradenburg beamed as he hailed his wife Trish as “the most glorious playwright on the face of the earth ...

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. 20th Anniversary Fete

upporters and friends from the arts, diplomatic, business and philanthropic communities celebrated the 20th anni- versary of Dana Tai Soon ...

Dress for Success 10th Anniversary Celebration

For ten years, the Dress for Success, Washington, D.C., affiliate has assisted more than 10,000 women to gain ...

Beltway of Giving: Going Gaga for Galas

Gala season is upon us. Time to break out our checkbooks, dust off the gowns and take in (or out ...

Navy Memorial Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary (photos)

A favorite along Pennsylvannia Avenue, the Navy Memorial celebrates its silver anniversary.

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition

The star-studded “Women, Music and Diplomacy” Gala honoring former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Kennedy Center on Sept ...

Fairmont’s Annual Media Scoop Luncheon

Diana Bulger gathered her media savvy pals for a dishy luncheon in the Fairmont Hotel’s Colonnade room on Sept ...

20th Anniversary Nyumbani Gala

The Nyumbani Home, Kenya’s first and largest facility for HIV+ children, was founded by the late Father Angelo D ...

La Passione di Milano

Serious shoppers flocked to the Italian Embassy on Sept. 27 to support the Goodwill of Greater Washington 2012 Runway Show ...

TheatreWashington’s Sizzling Night with Kathleen Turner

On Sept. 20, Kathleen Turner, coping with a grueling schedule, gave a bravura 9 p.m. performance at Arena Stage ...

American Marketing Assoc. Networker

American Marketing Association of D.C.’s September Networker was held at EPIC Smokehouse in Pentagon City on Sept 24 ...

Beltway of Giving: Giving by the Numbers

Washingtonians may fancy themselves some of the most charitable individuals in the country and now they have the stats to ...

Women Who Rock Reception

On Sept. 13, the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Women in the Arts hosted a reception celebrating ...

LUNGevity’s Musical Celebration of Hope

Gala Chairs Sharon Bradley, Jamie Dorros and Rhonda Wilkins continued the work of Grace Bender, who chaired last year’s ...

After Dark @ THEARC

Art insiders and supporters “crossed the bridge” on Sept. 15 in specified “after dark chic” attire for the seventh anniversary ...

Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Fujisaki Host 2012 Points of Light Tribute Awards

From the moment guests were welcomed onto the red carpet at the residence of Ambassador of Japan Ichiro and Mrs ...

Opera Camerata Presents Don Giovanni

The wrath of the weather gods could not daunt Opera Camerata loyalists who ensured that Don Giovanni would be presented ...

Knock Out Abuse Kicks Off at Café Milano

On Sept. 12, Café Milano hosted the ladies of Knock Out Abuse Against Women. Charrisse Jackson-Jordan and Michelle Schoenfeld will ...

Suri Book Signing

Suri's Burn Book, the much-anticipated book version of the popular tumblr, was launched on Sept. 5 at A Bar ...

Kara by Erwin Gomez

Erwin Gomez opened his latest beauty lounge, Karma on 24th Street in the West End, with an overflow reception on ...

Wolf Trap Ball: A Retirement Bash for CEO Terre Jones

The stage was set . . . for a ball, the 2012 Wolf Trap Ball that celebrated the "17 Years of Leadership, Innovation ...

Yelp Fantasy Land

Cocktails, moonbounce and haircuts, oh my! These are just a few elements that accompanied the food trucks, unicorns, DJs and ...

Suitsupply Celebrates 3rd U.S. Store Opening

Suitsupply opened its third U.S. store Aug. 30; the others are in New York and Chicago. Next to the ...

Mitchell & Gold Showcases Tina Palmer’s Art

On Aug. 29 fans of artist Tina Palmer were fortunate not only to view her newest art at Mitchell Gold ...

Marion Bryce Award

Bessie Phillips receives the Marion Bryce Award for Volunteer Service from Michael Kahn, the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre ...

Washington Area Concierge Association Charity Gala

The Washington Area Concierge Association (WACA) held its 20th Annual Charity Gala “Sunglasses at Night” at the Hamilton on Aug ...

Ambassador George W. Haley Honored

On Aug. 25 Special Chair, H.E. Blaise Cherif, Ambassador of Republic of Guinea; World Ebony Network Board Chairman, Col ...

The Beltway of Giving: Following Your Dollars

As August draws to a close, fundraising drives are sprouting up across the U.S. targeting old and new individual ...

Third Annual Green Fair at Fairmont Touts Local Efforts

On Aug. 17, Fairmont Washington, D.C. held its third annual Green Fair in the hotel’s Colonnade Room showcasing ...

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Totem’ Splashes and Soars

Cirque du Soleil’s latest extravaganza, “Totem,” burst onto The Plateau at National Harbor Aug. 15. The international troupe of ...

3rd Annual Midsummer Night's Dream

On August 12, 2012, the Washington Harbour was transformed into an enchanted wonderland of dancers, music and festive costumes. Midsummer ...

Silver Plume Gala

The Washington Area Concierge Association honored its superstars with the presentation of the Silver Plume Awards July 29. The event ...

First Annual "Botox and Locks" Event

On July 30, hairstylist Luigi Parasmo and plastic surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki of Luxxery Medical Boutique hosted their first annual ...

THE BELTWAY OF GIVING: From the Classroom to the Kitchen

Washingtonians are no stranger to fine dining. Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine have both given the city’s food scene ...

Ris Hosts Femivore Awards

In conjunction with Eat Local First, a campaign to make locally-grown food more accessible to the D.C. community, on ...

Sharon Stone and Kiehl’s Life Riders Add Moto-Chic to M Street

You know you are special when the police hold parking spaces for you on M Street during rush hour. The ...

Del Frisco’s Grille Opens with Style

On July 12, Del Frisco’s Grille held a lavish reception at its prime Pennsylvania Avenue location, which officially opened ...

Red Carpet DC at the Embassy of the Czech Republic

The weather may have been steamy but so was the gala vibe as Ambassador of the Czech Republic Petr Gandalovič ...

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. Celebrates at Mie n Yu

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co. (DTSB), the Washington area’s premier modern dance company, celebrated its 20th anniversary season at ...

Global Down Syndrome Fashion Show

On Thursday July 19 at the Sewall-Belmont house & museum in DC, the highly anticipated Global Down Syndrome Foundation hosted the ...

K Street Kate Celebrates '6 on the Beach,' Rebranding

O.K., it began on the dock at Washington Harbour, and there were palm trees on the top deck of ...

Cassy Headlines Warehouse Loft July 20

On Friday, July 20, Washington D.C.’s own Warehouse Loft will headline Cassy for an evening of deep and ...

American News Women’s Club Roast & Toast of Candy Crowley

The American News Women’s Club celebrated 80 great years as members and guests gathered at the National Press Club ...

Mini-Golf Mania at the National Building Museum

Who said museums are a no-play zone? The National Building Museum’s interactive miniature golf course exhibit features a one-of-a-kind ...

Cure by Design

At the Ronald Reagan Building, June 22, the American Cancer Society collaborated with Cure by Design, a fashion show event ...

Home is Where the Heart Is!

NBA all-star MVP Kevin Durant returned home to Washington D.C. after a heartbreaking loss in the NBA finals. The ...

Rick Rickertsen Hosts Michael Saylor’s ‘The Mobile Wave’

On June 28, VIPs from the technology and philanthropic worlds converged on Rick Rickertsen’s Georgetown home (the former carriage ...

Ryan's Lens

"My dad was a artist, who became a lawyer, and he told me: ‘Get a job where you don’t ...

Jamaican Women of Washington Tea Off

Jamaican Women of Washington, Inc. (JWoW) recently celebrated its 10th Annual Tea-Off to Good Health charity fundraiser and silent auction at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.

Last-Minute Tips for Your Fourth of July in D.C.

Whether you’re firing up the grill for a good, ol’ fashioned barbeque or filling up the gas tank to ...

Spellbound by 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

In a glorious collaboration, Imagination Stage and The Washington Ballet have made magic with their own "The Lion, the Witch ...

'The Barber of Seville' by Opera Camerata at the OAS

Under the patronage of Permanent Representatives to the Organization of American States Joel Hernández of Mexico and Walter Albán of ...

Choral Arts Thanks Its Maestro, Norman Scribner

Washington has many special events but none more heartfelt that the June 13 tribute at the Washington National Cathedral to ...

'Diplomatic Gardens' at City Tavern

Kitty Skallerup drew an enthusiastic crowd as guests responded to her invitation to celebrate "Diplomatic Gardens of Washington," the stunning ...

'A Night of Broadway Stars' Honors Ted Leonsis and Covenant House at THEARC

Broadway stars lit up THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus) in Anacostia June 20 to honor the multi-faceted Ted ...

Prêt–à-Papier at Hillwood

As is to be expected at Hillwood, every detail exuded elegance for the June 14 opening gala of Prêt- à ...

Women in Government Salute Duke Ellington High School

On June 12, Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Maryland Writing Project were the beneficiaries chosen by Women ...

2012 RAMMY Gala Gives a Nod and ‘Hats Off’ to Restaurants and Chefs

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington honored the Washington restaurant scene at its “Hats Off to Restaurants” gala, held June ...

Breaking News: ‘NewsBabes’ in Fight for Cure Against Cancer

Well, these babes ain’t no blushing types. Washington’s on-air glam reporters and anchors put on a rubicund show ...

The Beltway of Giving

Each year, nearly 10 million flights circle the globe, carrying passengers to new locales and old stomping grounds alike. Travel ...

Georgetown Village Opens its Doors to Sponsor Wells Fargo

Georgetown Village celebrated its first major corporate sponsor and thanked Wells Fargo Bank for its $10,000 donation June 21 ...

U of MD Graduate Crowned Miss D.C. 2012

Allyn Rose, a 24-year-old University of Maryland graduate and paralegal studying constitutional law, won the Miss D.C. title June ...

Spellbound by 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

In a glorious collaboration, Imagination Stage and The Washington Ballet have made magic with their own "The Lion, the Witch ...

Seniors Get a Little Help From Their Friends

One the 6th of june lunch was served for the Georgetown Senior Center, located at St. John's Church on ...

Friends of Volta Park Cheer $200K From City for New Playground

The Friends of Volta Park gathered June 8 for its 14th annual cocktail party and silent auction at Georgetown Visitation ...

Georgetown Inn Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The Georgetown Inn threw a 50th birthday with old and young admirers, greeted by new owner Nayan Patel of Your ...

Jonathan Butler's Musical Journey

The Four Seasons Hotel invited friends on May 29 to the first of an ongoing “Windows On A Journey” initiative ...

Celebrating Countess Gertrude d’Amecourt at 102

While London was toasting Queen Elizabeth II at her Diamond Jubilee, Washington celebrated as well. On June 2, Princess Selene ...

Washington Humane Society's 25th Bark Ball

DC’s premiere black-tie event with four-footers as featured elegantly attired guests filled the Washington Hilton June 2. Megan Hilty ...

Dress for Success Rooftop Soirée

The weather was perfect as supporters of Dress for Success D.C. gathered at the Martini Sky Bar of the ...

With 'The Music Man,' Innocents at Risk Honors Septime Webre

Innocents at Risk's founder Deborah Sigmund offered yet another wonderful idea for the sixth annual “Evening To Benefit Innocents ...

Princesses for a Day at VIP Pink Party

Some little girls living with cancer got the VIP Pink treatment June 2 in the garden at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown ...

A Centennial Celebration of Friendship

International Student House (ISH), along with Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival (NCBF), celebrated dual ...

YMCA Anthony Bowen Spring Luncheon

Patrons at Café Milano June 9 must have thought a fashion show was about to begin as an elegant crowd ...

Innocents At Risk

Innocents At Risk

Mockingbird

Washington is one of the social, fraternal cities in the world, it’s a town that’s full of associations ...

Tudor Place Honors Austin Kiplinger at 20th Garden Party

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden — one of Georgetown’s and Washington’s greatest gems­­ ­— fended off the rain and ...

The Spirit of Nooristan

Newly elected French President François Hollande was needed at the G-8 Summit at Camp David so Ambassador Delattre could not ...

Trees for Georgetown Growing

Patrick McGettigan welcomed supporters of Trees for Georgetown to his house on N Street’s historic Cox Row, May 16 ...

The Green Door Gala Opens

On May 7, more than 200 Green Door friends and supporters of Green Door gathered at the J.W. Marriott ...

160th Anniversary Closing Gala Shines Light on Accomplishments

The May 18 closing gala marked the end of more than a year-long event series commemorating the 160-year anniversary of ...

The Beltway of Giving:

The perfect pairing goes beyond bites and sips as food and wine festivals spring to life throughout the summer, many ...

Upcoming Fashion Straight from Marymount University

On May 3, Marymount University held its annual student fashion show and reception. “Portfolio in Motion 2012” was presented by ...

HMX and Modern Luxury

On Wednesday, April 25, Streets of Georgetown and DC magazine celebrated DC magazine’s Men’s Issue and transformed their ...

Patriotic Arts Education Celebration Fete

The D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative held its spring event “Patriotic Arts Education Celebration Fete” at the Lincoln ...

Washington Fine Properties Cup

At Virginia’s Gold Cup races, May 5, rider Ross Geraghty and trainer Joseph Delozier are awarded the Washington Fine ...

Ball on the Mall

The L’Enfant Society hosted its annual “Ball on the Mall” on May 5. The event, co-chaired by Christian Gullott ...

Williams Earns RAMW's Ziebert Award

On Apr. 30, Councilman Jack Evans presented the 2012 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan ...

Williams Earns RAMW's Ziebert Award

On Apr. 30, Councilman Jack Evans presented the 2012 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan ...

Sitar Arts Center Dream in Color Benefit and Celebration

The Kalorama-based Sitar Arts Center, almost entirely funded through private charitable contributions, showcased its enthusiastic arts students at the Corcoran ...

Great Ladies Luncheon

Leonard Lauder, Elise and Mark Lefkowitz and Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the Second Annual Great Ladies Luncheon and Fashion show ...

Family Matters Marks Its 130th

Family Matters, formerly Family and Child Services, celebrated its 130th anniversary May 3 at the National Museum of Women in ...

A as in Annie

An international A List, headed by Empress Farah Pahlavi, her son Reza Pahlavi and his wife Yasmine, gathered in the ...

'The Bond': Book Signing at A Mano

Adam Mahr, Kristin Manion and David Ochsman hosted Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United ...

Suited for Change Turns 20

Barbara Camens, president of Suited for Change, welcomed guests to Suited for Spring, a 20th anniversary luncheon held at the ...

Mexico's Noche de Pasión

The Ambassador of Mexico and Mrs. Veronica Valencia-Sarukhan, Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre and co-chairs Pilar Frank O’Leary ...

D.C. Arts' Cuisine des Artistes 2012

Meridian International Center was a logical venue on May 10 for the D.C. Arts Center to present the Herb ...

Tickled Pink, IX

Mothers and daughters modeled Lilly Pulitzer’s spring and summer lines at a tea and fashion show benefitting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic ...

WCO's 'Samson et Dalila' at Lisner

Anthony Walker, artistic director and conductor of the Washington Concert Opera, presented "Samson et Dalila" at Lisner Auditorium May 13 ...

Will on the Hill

Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Shakespeare Theatre presented the tenth Will on the Hill, Speak the ...

Trust for the National Mall 5th Annual Benefit Luncheon

The Trust for the National Mall held its fifth annual benefit luncheon on a sunny Thursday at the National Mall May 3. Former first lady Laura Bush, honorary chair of the Campaign for the National Mall, spoke to fellow supporters at the historic space, administered by the National Park Service.

Voto Latino: Diverse Voices Going to the Top

Voto Latino's "Our Voices: Celebrating Diversity in Media" made a great start to the pre-parties surrounding the White House ...

Opera Camerata’s Voices of Spring

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium and Mrs. Jan Matthysen hosted a musicale on April 27 when Opera Camerata ...

GALA Night of the Stars

GALA, the National Center for Latino Performing Arts, celebrated the Inter-American Year of Culture in collaboration with the Organization of ...

Smithsonian Craft Show

First Lady Michelle Obama served as Honorary Chair of the 2012 Smithsonian Craft Show. The April 18 Preview Night Benefit ...

The Lion, The Witch & YOUR Wardrobe

Basking in the stellar reviews of Alice (in Wonderland), The Washington Ballet is partnering with Imagination Stage in Bethesda for ...

Medstar National Rehabilitation Network Las Vegas Night

Stunning “showgirls” welcomed guests to the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Apr. 20 as Medstar National Rehabilitation ...

WPAS Gala

Ambassador of Japan Ichiro Fujisaki and Mrs. Fujisaki were the Honorary Diplomatic Chairs at this year’s WPAS Gala and ...

Helen Hayes Awards

The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee Mead, was presented at the Warner Theatre on April 23 to Kevin Spacey ...

White House Correspondents' Weekend

The parties before and after the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, April 28, are at least half the fun of ...

‘Nabucco’ Succeeds in Being Grandiose and Close

We were almost late to the Washington National Opera premiere production of Giuseppi Verdi’s spectacular and inventive “Nabucco” last ...

An Impressive 57th Corcoran Ball

Once again the Corcoran Gallery transformed into an exhibit gala of guests, dinner and dance for its 57th annual ball ...

Nobody's Late for 'Alice in Wonderland' Ball

The Mellon Auditorium glistened with red and gold as dancers celebrated the Washington Ballet's own premiere take on Lewis ...

Avenue Suites Brings New York Chic to Pennsylvania Avenue

Conrad Cafritz, Chairman of Modus Hotels, welcomed fortunate guests to a preview of Avenue Suites and the West End's ...

2012 Knock Out Abuse Against Women Co-chair Announcement Reception

A kickoff reception at Café Milano was held April 17 to announce the co-chairs for the 2012 Knock Out Abuse Against Women fundraising dinner.

House Tour 2012

House 1 1688 31st Street, N.W.

This dignified, three-story Victorian, built around 1800, was the home of Sen. Robert ...

Hope Connections for Cancer Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Hope Connections for Cancer Support marked its fifth anniversary at its Celebration of Hope Gala at the World Bank.  Founding ...

Mexican Embassy Hosts Noche de Pasión 2012 Supporters

As Ambassador and Mrs. Sarukhan hosted supporters of Noche de Pasión 2012 at a special evening for the Washington Ballet ...

Helen Hayes Nominees Feted

Mickey’s Backstage at Rivers at the Watergate and theatreWashington celebrated the 28th Helen Hayes Award nominees Apr. 9. Immersed ...

A Taste of Iceland at Ris

On Apr. 11, Ris restaurant hosted a media sneak peek of a multi-day event celebrating Iceland and its cuisine, spearheaded ...

Judith Terra Champions the National Women’s History Museum

Joan Bradley Wages, president and CEO of the National Women’s History Museum, which hopes to locate on the National ...

Alice (in Wonderland) Enchants

Down the rabbit hole took on new meaning with the pirouetting enchantress Maki Onuki as Alice, a slinky Red Queen ...

McLean Orchestra Venetian Masquerade Ball

Under the patronage of honorary chairs Ambassador of Italy and Mrs. Claudio Bisogniero, the McLean Orchestra celebrated its 40th anniversary ...

Luigi Parasmo

With over 30 years of experience, Luigi Parasmo opened his own namesake salon in Georgetown last week. Parasmo, who was ...

Washington Humane Society's 'Fashion For Paws' Leads Off With Custom Creations from FIDM (photos)

The Washington Humane Society's 6th Annual Fashion for Paws took place at the National Building Museum in Washington D ...

Beltway of Giving

The District is home to the nation’s highest percentage of urban green space. In fact, major parks like Rock ...

Judith Terra Champions the National Women’s History Museum

Joan Bradley Wages, president and CEO of the National Women’s History Museum, which hopes to locate on the National ...

Music for the Mind

On Mar. 31, supporters of the Georgetown University Medical Center gathered at the Kennedy Center for a cocktail reception buffet ...

An Evening in Wonderland at the Washington Club

The Washington Club was transformed into Wonderland on March 23 as guests enjoyed a preview performance from the Washington Ballet ...

'Lady and the Tramp' and Meatballs, Too, at Carmine’s

Katy Nelson, Jill Collins and 94.7 Fresh FM’s Tommy McFly hosted a screening of Lady and the Tramp ...

Night of Vision

The Prevention of Blindness Society (POB) of Metropolitan Washington held Eye on Low Vision at the Four Seasons Hotel on ...

RAMMYS Nominations Party

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the 2012 RAMMY award nominees at a reception at the downtown Ritz-Carlton ...

Washington Concert Opera Celebrates 25 Years

The Washington Concert Opera celebrated its 25th anniversary at a black-tie gala under the auspices of Ambassador of the Russian ...

Wines from Provence Tasting

On March 27, representatives of the Provence Wine Council stopped in Washington on their promotional tour of several U.S ...

Mayor Vincent Gray Addresses the Institute for Education

Mayor Vincent Gray recently spoke at a breakfast program of the INFO Public Policy Roundtable series hosted by IFE Diplomatic ...

For the Love of Sight Visionary Awards Dinner

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), a national nonprofit dedicated to sight-saving research, honored Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) and author Tom ...

N Street Village

N Street Village, the social services agency that provides shelter and support to homeless and low-income women, held its annual ...

AFAC Benefit Reception

Arlington Food Assistance Center's 2012 Benefit Reception focused on raising support for their Annual Fund while celebrating the successful ...

Hungary Wins Embassy Chef Challenge

Chef Viktor Merényi of the Embassy of Hungary took top honors at the fourth annual Embassy Chef Challenge held March ...

Latino Student Fund Gala

Ambassador of Costa Rica Muni Figueres, the honorary patron at the Latino Student Fund’s 12th Annual Gala at the ...

A Toast to Pierre L'Enfant at Dumbarton House

In 1791, Pierre-Charles L'Enfant arrived in Georgetown on the evening of March 9 to begin work on the soon-to ...

Bonhams Previews Asia Week at Its Georgetown Salon

In tune with D.C.'s cherry blossoms, Bonhams Auctioneers and Appraisers held a preview of some of the art ...

Getting Ready for the April 28 Georgetown House Tour

Georgetown House Tour 2012 leaders and volunteers as well as those opening their homes to the public for the April ...

Navy Weighs Anchor for War of 1812 Bicentennial

The Library of Congress hosted "the Department of the Navy's Commemoration Honoring the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 ...

Choral Arts Chases the Winter Blues

Choral Arts supporters, old and new, came out March 1 on an unexpectedly balmy evening to chase away the winter ...

'Select': WPA's 2012 Art Auction Gala

The Washington Project for the Arts, a non-profit promoting excellence in contemporary art throughout greater Washington, celebrated its "Annual Art ...

Royalists to Romantics

The National Museum of Women in the Arts held a Feb. 23 opening reception for the current exhibit Royalists to ...

Kuwait’s National Day

Ambassador and Mrs. Salem Al-Sabah celebrated the 51st anniversary of the National Day of the State of Kuwait and the ...

Citizens’ ‘Stick Up’

Set the scene at a local bank, plan a heist and throw a party a la movie, “The Thomas Crown ...

Washington Performing Arts Society Presents the Vienna Philharmonic

The Kennedy Center Concert Hall burst at the seams Feb. 29, as music lovers delighted in a rare Washington appearance ...

TheatreWashington Announces Nominees for the 28th Helen Hayes Awards

On Feb. 27, theatreWashington announced nominees in 26 categories for the 28th Helen Hayes Awards to be presented Apr. 23 ...

Turkey Showcases Designer Nedret Taciroğlu

Some guests arrived rain soaked, but Ambassador Tan thanked Teresa and Nuri Yurt of Toka Salon for ensuring that models ...

The Fairmont Hosts ‘Sip, Sample and See’

Luckily, everyone came hungry and thirsty to the Fairmont on March 1, as the hotel unveiled its refurbished entertaining emporium ...

WINNter Affair Benefits The Children’s Inn at NIH

The first event for the Young Ambassador’s Council of The Children’s Inn at NIH raised nearly $30,000 ...

Maslenitsa at the Russian Embassy

Maslenitsa, Orthodox Mardi Gras, was celebrated on Feb. 17 as The Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Mrs. Sergey Kislyak ...

P Street Pictures on O Celebrates Its Relocation with a Proclamation

After many years on the east side of town, it was a true celebration on Feb. 9, as Ward 2 ...

Wacky, Whimsical Tea for THEARC

It was a Willy Wonka world as families enjoyed child-oriented festivities and high tea at the Four Seasons Hotel Feb ...

An Affair of the Heart

The Women’s Board of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region held its 64th Annual "An Affair of the ...

Have a Heart Luncheon Honors Georgetown Ministry Center

The Washington Club’s sixth annual "Have a Heart" Luncheon honored the Georgetown Ministry Center Feb. 14 for outstanding and ...

It's 'Valerie Wilson's World' at the Jefferson

The Book Room of The Jefferson hotel was the ideal setting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Valerie Wilson Travel ...

3rd Georgetown Arts Show Gets Its Close-up

The third annual Citizens Association of Georgetown art show debuted with a Feb. 16 reception at the House of Sweden ...

Washington Performing Arts Society Reception

Disappointment that mezzo-soprano Susan Graham had a last-minute cancellation of her afternoon Kennedy Center Washington Performing Arts Society concert Feb ...

Cultural Tourism D.C. Inaugural Conference

Cultural Tourism D.C. hosted its inaugural conference entitled "Arts, Culture, and Tourism: Strategies for Success," Jan. 26. The event ...

Chinese New Year Banquet at Hollywood East Café

Les Dames d’Escoffier, a unique worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage ...

11th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

Cherished pets knew it was a special evening as they escorted their two footers to the 11th Annual Sugar & Champagne ...

Red Cross Ball: DC in Palm Beach

The 55th Annual International Red Cross Ball drew ambassadors, politicians, military and the very well-heeled to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago ...

42nd Annual Russian New Year’s Eve Ball

The dress code for the 42nd Annual Russian New Year’s Ball, held in the Grand Ball Room at the ...

Trey McIntyre Project at Katzen Center

No stranger to Washington through his collaboration with The Washington Ballet, Trey McIntyre brought members of his Boise, Idaho-based company ...

Tunisia Celebrates First Anniversary of Arab Spring

The first anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution and Arab Spring was celebrated at the Kennedy Center on Jan. 9 with ...

GBA Greets 2012

No “official” business was conducted Jan. 18, as members of the Georgetown Business Association mingled at the historic George Town ...

Memorializing Maverick Artist and Mentor Manon Cleary

Guests were greeted by a bagpiper as they arrived at The Arts Club of Washington on Jan. 20 to celebrate ...

Washington Winter Show

For Washington antique lovers, the New Year launches with the Washington Winter Show (WWS) founded in 2009 by former Trustees ...

Choral Arts Holiday Magic

This Legacy Season concludes Norman Scribner’s tenure as Artistic Director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, which he ...

Institute for Education Celebrates

Belgian Ambassador Jan Matthysen and Mrs. Matthysen recently celebrated the 20th season of the Institute for Education’s Public Policy ...

Elisir Cocktail Primary

With a tongue-in-cheek invitation to “vote once, drink often,” Janet Donovan gathered media pals at chef Enzo Fargione’s newly ...

Ann Hand and Innocents at Risk Holiday Tea

Internationally renowned jewelry designer Ann Hand hosted a holiday tea at her eponymous MacArthur Boulevard boutique Dec. 8 to celebrate ...

The University Club Hosts Authors Night

The University Club hosted the 22nd annual local authors night on Nov. 30. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Thomas Friedman, journalist and political economist, were among the 40 authors represented.

Georgetown Jingle

The sixth-annual Georgetown Jingle was held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Dec. 11. The event, which benefits Georgetown University ...

Hope Connections

On Dec. 7, Bernie and Janice Robinson opened their historic Capitol Hill home to honor the founding board of Hope ...

Embassy of Turkey Hosts The Ertegun Jazz Series

The presence of so many ambassadors at the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on Dec. 6 for The Ertegun Jazz Series ...

12 Days of Merriment Kick Off at Wisc. & M

The 12 Days of Merriment kicked off Dec. 10 at the PNC bank parking lot around the intersection of Wisconsin ...

Citizens' 'Winter Wonderland' Melts Into 'Disco Inferno'

You know you got a hot party going on, when the Mayor of Washington, D.C., boogies until the last ...

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Holiday Party

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) hosted a holiday party on Nov. 28 at Watershed, which renowned restaurateurs Todd and ...

Classic Conversations with Kevin Kline

Actor Kevin Kline joined Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Artistic Director Michael Kahn at Sidney Harman Hall on Nov. 28 for ...

Opera Camerata Presents Die Fledermaus

The Opera Camerata of Washington, D.C., brought an early holiday treat with the frothiest of operas under the patronage ...

Santa and Rudolph Arrive at the Fairmont

WTOP’s “Man About Town” Bob Madigan announced the much awaited arrival of Santa and Rudolph for the 8th Annual ...

The Links, Incorporated Celebrates

The Links, Incorporated, an international nonprofit service organization of professional women of color, recently hosted its 65th Anniversary in Washington ...

National Rehabilitation Hospital 25th Anniversary Victor Awards

National Rehabilitation Hospital held the 25th Anniversary Gala Victory Awards at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Dec. 1. It ...

KALKSTEIN’S CONTEMPORARIA

Deborah Kalkstein, with her dark hair and eyes, looks just as sleek as her modern, designer furniture, architecture and home ...

Chefs to Meet, Food to Taste at MetroCooking Show

On Nov. 5 and 6, part of the Washington Convention Center was occupied, not by any protesters, but by the ...

Capital City Ball VIP Reception

On Nov. 14, Vice Skracic, Acting Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, hosted a reception for invited guests, donors and ...

Hungarian Hurrah Chez Schott

Ambassador of Hungary Gyorgy Szapary, a grandson of a former prime minister and descendant of a distinguished 16th century family ...

Al Tiramisu Salutes Piedmont

Italian Pied Piper Luigi Diotaiuti, the chef and owner of the Dupont Circle restaurant that celebrates the best of Italian ...

De Pizan Honors

The National Women’s History Museum presented the de Pizan Honors in a gala celebration at the Ronald Reagan Building ...

Declassified: OSS Society Honors Special Ops Chief, Unveils OSS Museum Design

If one could have spied on a singular event illuminating America’s awesome firepower in intelligence, surely it was the ...

Georgetowner Holiday Benefit & Bazaar 2011

On Nov. 17, The Georgetowner hosted its 2nd Annual Holiday Benefit and Bazaar presented by EagleBank. Residents, readers, and friends ...

Georgetowner Holiday Benefit and Bazaar

EagleBank and Georgetown Media Group presented the 2nd Annual Georgetowner Holiday Benefit and Bazaar at the historic George Town Club ...

Knock Out Abuse

A bevy of beauties were accompanied down the stairs to the Ritz-Carlton ballroom on Nov. 10 by elegantly attired gentlemen ...

Get Steeped with Fairmont

Fairmont hotels declared Nov. 12 as an “official” day to pay tribute to all things tea. “Get Steeped with Fairmont ...

Washington Ballet Sugar Plum Bazaar

The Washington Ballet heralded the always treasured holiday presentation of The Nutcracker, now celebrating its 50th season begun under WB ...

Arts for the Aging Gala

Ambassador of Luxembourg Jean-Paul Senninger and Mrs. Louise Akerblom hosted Arts for the Aging's 23rd Annual Benefit Gala at ...

Horton’s Kids Benefit at House of Sweden

Nearly 200 guests filled the House of Sweden on Nov. 3 for the annual Horton’s Kid’s Benefit Gala ...

2011 Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts Benefit

Tony Award winning performer Melba Moore conquered her audience at the Jewish Community Center (DCJCC) in her Nov. 8 concert ...

FotoWeek DC Kicks Off at the Corcoran

FotoWeek DC kicked off with tasty food, drinks and dancing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on Friday, Nov 4, 2011.

Volta Park Halloween Party

Volta Park on Volta and 33rd Streets was an sight of candy corn balloons, spider webs, cuddly creatures and coordinated ensembles.

Komen for the Cure Gala Honors, Keeps the Promise

Susan G. Komen for the Cure paid tribute to global leaders in the fight against breast cancer, including the late ...

“A Time to Remember”

On October 27th, just one block from the White House, the arts community and the medical community joined forces for Alzheimer’s Disease awareness. Dr. Dorree Lynn, celebrity psychologist and author of Sex for Grown Ups, headed the fundraising efforts at the art-enhanced event for USAgainstAlzheimer’s.

Georgetown Teen's Party Benefits Leukemia Research

If the adults can do it, why not the kids, too? To benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Wells Dwiggins ...

Bonhams Sets Up Shop in Georgetown; Celebrates at Cosmos Club

Bonhams Auctioneers and Appraisers -- founded in London 1793 and one of the three biggest international auction houses -- has opened a ...

DC hotspot Josephine

DC hotspot Josephine (www.josephinedc.com) unveiled its new interior decor to Washingtonians on Tuesday night with the launch of ...

Chamber’s Choice Awards, hosted by D.C. Chamber of Commerce, Delivers Big Surprises

The annual Chamber’s Choice Awards gala was held October 22. More than 1,300 of the Washington region’s ...

Harman Center Gala

The Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala celebrated Michael Kahn’s 25 years at the helm of the Shakespeare ...

Innocents At Risk Conjures Up Old Havana

Innocents At Risk and Airline Ambassadors hosted a Standup For Children Gala: An Evening in Old Havana on Oct. 19 ...

Salvation Army Luncheon

Now in its 62nd year, the Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Fashion Show drew an elegant crowd ...

Project Inspiration

The very definition of a non-profit is the opposite of many of the motives that drive most organizations. It is ...

7th Annual Night of Sitar Stars

The Sitar Arts Center in Kalorama embodies Patricia Sitar’s vision to provide arts education to the youth of Adams ...

Craft2Wear

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee held the Craft2Wear Advance Chance Party at the National Building Museum on Oct. 21. The ...

Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Preview at PS 7

On Oct. 14, Denise Medved, founder of the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, and Peter Smith, Executive Chef and Proprietor of ...

TheatreWashington Star Gala & Benefit Auction

The 27-year old Helen Hayes Awards have been transformed into theatreWashington, the only organization dedicated solely to promoting, representing and ...

The Love Ball

A fetching canine proffering a red rose graced the invitation to this year’s Love Ball with the question “May ...

Trick Or Treat in Georgetown [Photo Gallery]

Halloween in Georgetown is always a scene! Check out our photo gallery of some of the great costumes walking the streets of Georgetown, D.C.

Don't Do What We Did Book Signing

Don’t Do What We Did is a Conversation About Online Dating With an Ex-Not-Quite Couple Who Met on the ...

Friends of Rose Park Rally in Style

Dr. James D’Orta, the current owner of the legendary N Street residence formerly home to Averell and Pamela Harriman ...

Audra McDonald Makes Magic at WPAS Season Opener

Audra McDonald touched hearts at the Washington Performing Arts Society’s opening season event at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall ...

Knock Out Abuse Hosted by Louis Vuitton

On Oct. 6, store director of Louis Vuitton Chevy Chase Yasmine Abdo hosted Knock Out Abuse with 2011 event chair ...

American-Russian Cultural Foundation Cooperation Council’s Giants of Science Gala

Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Mrs. Sergey Kislyak hosted the American-Russian Cultural Foundation (ARCCF) for a special evening on ...

Light of Healing Hope Foundation Launches

On Oct. 14, Susan and Michael Pillsbury welcomed friends to their stunning Georgetown home to celebrate the launch of Alexandra ...

Brussels and French-Speaking Belgium to Celebrate Gastronomy in 2012

The Alliance Française in DC hosted an Oct. 13 reception showcasing next year’s celebration of Belgian gastronomy. Annette Choynacki ...

Warhol's 'Headlines' Brings Out the Headliners

The pop artist was also a pop editor. Andy Warhol's serious playfulness with the tabloid media, news and society ...

Meridian Ball Dances Into the Night

The 43rd Meridian Ball at the Meridian International Center off 16th Street gathered guests from the White-Meyer and ambassador-hosted dinners ...

Grand Opening Castle Hill Cider

Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia celebrated our Grand Opening on Oct. 2, 2011. We were graced with locals and ...

Brooks Brothers, Bravo!

Georgetown has a stunning new retail addition with Brooks Brothers bringing sartorial elegance to the corner of 31st and M ...

18th Annual Nyumbani Benefit & Auction

Over 400 guests attended the 18th Annual Benefit and Auction for Nyumbani at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Sept. 30 ...

The Great Gatsby Prohibition Party

The Women’s Committee of the Washington Ballet took to the dance floor to music by DJ Pitch One at ...

St. John’s Blessing of the Animals

The Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Georgetown Parish on O Street is always a joyous occasion. This ...

Olney Ballet Theatre Gala Honors Mary Day

The Olney Ballet Theatre 20011 Gala celebrated 50 years of Mary Day’s Classic The Nutcracker, Sept. 17 OBT’s ...

Embassy Series Presents Music of the Vilna Ghetto Experience

On Sept. 15, The Embassy Series opened its new season with a series of moving tributes in conjunction with the ...

Last Kiss of Summer 8 Gala

It is hard to believe that Last Kiss of Summer in support of Second Chance Employment Services recently held at ...

The Phillips Collection Pairs with Sofitel to Honor Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party

The centerpiece of Duncan Phillip’s collection has been returned to its original location in the Main Gallery to celebrate ...

Georgetown Village Launches

Alan and Nancy Taylor Bubes opened their doors on a recent rainy evening to hail Georgetown Village. The soon to ...

Lunch with Actress Charlotte Ross

Christine Warnke invited media pals to the City Tavern Club to meet actress Charlotte Ross, best known for roles in ...

The United States Navy Memorial's Lone Sailor Award

The United States Navy Memorial's Lone Sailor Award is given to Sea Service veterans who have excelled with distinction ...

20 Years of Bob Schieffer's 'Face the Nation'

Bob Schieffer's 20 years as anchor of CBS News's "Face the Nation" -- which premiered November 1954 -- was applauded ...

Living In Pink Celebrates Its Cause . . . and Life

With smart, strong women in the Fairmont Washington Hotel ballroom, the fight against breast cancer was on during Living in ...

Thailand Salutes the Spanish Steps

On Sept. 11, there was a respite in a day of remembrance as Thai Ambassador and Ms. Nuchjaree Klongsungsorn welcomed ...

Sister to Sister Showcases Heart-Healthy Lunches at the World Bank

Sister Foundation co-hosted an international heart-healthy luncheon at the World Bank with the Embassy of Hungary and the Royal Danish ...

LUNGevity’s Musical Celebration of Hope Gala

Having lost her mother Pat to late diagnosed lung cancer, Andrea Stern Ferris was determined to find a cure for ...

International Eye Foundation Celebrates Its Big Five-O

The International Eye Foundation celebrated its golden anniversary Sept. 18 at an Ambassadors Wine Tasting, hosted by Dr. and Mrs ...

D.C. Lobbying Presence in Hollywood During Emmy Awards Weekend

While the words, "The Amazing Race," "Modern Family," "Mad Men," "The Good Wife" and "The Kennedys," read like chapter headings ...

Choral Arts Kicks Off Legacy Season, Honoring Scribner

The Choral Arts Society of Washington kicked off the "Legacy Season" of retiring founder and artistic director Norman Scribner at ...

Washington Women and Wine on the Road

On Aug. 15, members of WW&W hopped aboard a motor coach in Ballston. The first stop was Doukénie Winery ...

Fashion for Paws at Nectar Skin Bar

Fashion for Paws’ Tara de Nicholas and Jayne Sandman teamed up at Nectar Skin Bar and on Aug. 24 for ...

Opera Ultra Lounge

The opening of Opera Ultra Lounge.

Artists & Athletes reception in honor of Amb. Andrew Young

A reception in honor of Amb. Andrew Young and Mrs. Carolyn Young on the occasion of the dedication of the ...

Opera, Downtown's Latest Lounge, Designed to Be 'Ultra'

Downtown's newest nightclub with high ambitions opened Aug. 25 at 14th and Eye Streets, N.W. Opera Ultra Lounge ...

Washington Animal Rescue League’s Paws at the Park

The League held an Aug. 10 Paws at the Park cocktail hour where canines and bipeds mingled on the patio ...

Georgetown Business Association Monthly Reception

On a perfect summer evening, a near record crowd attended the GBA’s monthly reception held at the House of ...

PAL at Pete’s

People Animals Love invited supporters to join PAL volunteers at a Yappy Hour on Aug. 16 at Pete’s New ...

Second Annual Green Fair at The Fairmont

On Aug. 12, The Fairmont Washington held its Second Annual Green Fair in the sunlit Colonnade room. The hotel’s ...

Washington Area Concierge Association Gala

The Washington Area Concierge Association themed its annual gala “Uncover Your Code” as guests converged at Barcode on Aug. 14 ...

Children Uniting Nations

As a prelude to a day-long forum at the Capitol Visitor Center where policy makers and academics discussed how our ...

Spa-Tini Treatment Reception at Morton’s

Beating Washington’s killer heat was made easier on Aug. 4 as enthusiastic guests flocked to Morton’s in Georgetown ...

K Street Kate Takes the 5th . . . Anniversary, That Is

Kate Michael, online magazine founder of K Street Kate, celebrated the fifth birthday of her D.C. lifestyle blog, July ...

Clyde's 9th Annual Farm Dinner Impresses the Locals

When the rain came in the middle of dinner, as predicted, few fled the covered patio, getting splashed nonetheless, for ...

46th Birthday Party: 'Onward, Singapore'

Singapore celebrated its 46th National Day with an Aug. 2. party, which also honored its armed forces. Ambassador Chan Heng ...

Constellation Stage Design Preview of Ramayana

Oklahoma is not the only play enjoying a return visit this season. Constellation Theatre Company is bringing back Ramayana based ...

Raising a Glass for Rescue

On July 17, supporters of the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) raised their glasses as Board Chair Roger Marmet hosted ...

Nectar Skin Bar’s Stylish Debut

Amy and Brian Thomas held a cocktail reception on July 12 to introduce their new Georgetown beauty emporium. Guests toured ...

Summer in the South of France Dinner at Rivers

In anticipation of Washington Women and Wine’s triumphant return to France in 2012, on July 18 the group of ...

Happenstance Theater Scores in Capital Fringe Festival

Back by popular demand, Happenstance Theater presented Manifesto! to rave reviews in this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. The setting ...

G'town Biz News Bite: '100 Persons for 100 Degrees'

You know you have a tight group of business leaders, when at least 100 persons show up for your June ...

A Happy Birthday at Press Club: Arianna and AOL

Less than six months since the biggest merger in online news history, AOL (America Online) chief executive Tim Armstrong and ...

Constellation Stage Design Preview of Ramayana

Oklahoma is not the only play enjoying a return visit this season. Constellation Theatre Company is bringing back Ramayana based ...

Finnish Fond Farewell

Ambassador of Finland Pekka Lintu and Mrs. Laurel Colless hosted a farewell reception at the embassy on June 27 as ...

Turkey Celebrates the Washington Ballet

Ambassador of Turkey Namik Tan held a June 28 reception to celebrate the Washington Ballet’s upcoming cultural mission to ...

Bulgaria Honors Azar Foundation

On June 30, Ambassador of Bulgaria Elena Poptodorova hosted a buffet dinner at her residence to introduce her diplomatic colleagues ...

Monaco Toasts Prince Albert’s Nuptials

Ambassador of Monaco and Mrs. Gilles Noghes celebrated the sixth anniversary of Prince Albert II’s accession to the throne ...

Comcast and NBC Universal

Comcast and NBC Universal celebrated the 15th anniversary of MSNNC on Thursday, July 7th, at America’s Square 300 New ...

A Night At The Park

On Wednesday, June 30, Ryan Zimmerman held this years 2nd Annual " A Night At The Park" which featured wonderful auction ...

Great Arboretum Cookout Honors Washington State

On June 16, Honors Washington State Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) held their annual cookout under a tent in ...

Susan Swartz Opening Reception

The National Museum of Women in the Arts held a select reception on June 17 to inaugurate Susan Swartz’s ...

Merage Foundation Eighth Annual National Leadership Awards

The Merage Foundation for the American Dream, dedicated to helping immigrants join mainstream America, in association with the Woodrow Wilson ...

Carol Joynt at Rivers

By now a pro on the book circuit, Carol Joynt was wearing her new hat having penned Innocent Spouse. She ...

Italian Cultural Institute Presents The Betrothed

As part of the ongoing celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, on June 22 the ...

Crave Kimpton Mid-Atlantic

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants celebrated the tenth anniversary of their stellar arrival in our midst with a veritable bash at the ...

Al Tiramisu Celebrates Puglia

In the third of a series of year-long cooking demonstrations celebrating regional Italian cuisine, on June 25 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti ...

RAMMY’s “Carnevale da Cuisine”

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s 29th annual gala took place June 26 at the Marriott Wardman Park. Masks were ...

Family Fun on Volta Park Day . . . Then, the Thunder

Volta Park pool opens its full summer schedule on June 21: Tuesday through Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m., public; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; closed Monday.

Ford’s Theatre Gala

Ford’s Theatre was aglow on June 5 as guests strode the red carpet for the Annual Gala. With Richard Dreyfuss as host, the performance was titled” Lincoln’s Legacy and a New Era of Hope.”

Washington Humane Society Bark Ball

Given the vagaries of DC, Harry Truman recommended canine companionship and for the past 24 years that advice has been followed as the Washington Humane Society’s Bark Bark Ball draws ever larger crowds.

Nooristan

On June 3, Ambassador of India Meera Shankar in conjunction with The Nooristan Foundation hosted a Spring Soirée, “The Evening of Hope for Afghanistan.” The Nooristan Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit organization established in l999 to provide humanitarian, medical and education support for rural areas of Afghanistan.

Third Annual Constellation Celebration

Award winning Constellation Theatre celebrated its over the top season with a gala “Kick Up Our Heels & Toast to the Stars!” at The Washington Club on June 9. The evening’s silent auction had myriad goodies including costumes and props from the past season’s productions.

Champagne Brunch Toasts Paloma Picasso

In conjunction with the current exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), on June 6 outgoing Co-Presidents of the Women’s Committee Cyd Everett and Isin Ludlow invited members to join them for a champagne brunch in the museum board room and the chance to touch the amazing jewels of Tiffany jeweler Paloma Picasso.

E.CO Photo Exhibition Opens at Katzen Arts Center

Curated by Claudi Carreras, C.EO presents submissions from 20 Latin American and European photographic collectives highlighting their countries’ major environmental concerns. The exhibition is presented by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, the Embassy of Spain and the Spain-USA Foundation in cooperation with the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and FotoDC as part of Spain Arts & Culture 20121 Program.

Save the Date

When it became necessary to postpone a June 3 fundraiser she planned to benefit Second Family, Inc., Shahin Mafi, Founder and Trustee of the Azar Foundation for Children of the World, invited her committee for dinner at La Ferme restaurant on June 2.

Jamaican Women of Washington Tea

Jamaican Women of Washington (JWoW), an all volunteer organization of women dedicated to assisting underprivileged communities in the Caribbean and the DC area, held their 9th Annual Tea-Off to Good Health at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 12.

Luxembourg Honors Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Innocents At Risk

The stunning Luxembourg residence was the place to be on May 17 as Ambassador Jean-Paul Senninger and Mrs. Louise Akerbloom ...

The Washington Ballet Presents Carmen at the Harman

May 19 was opening night of the Ballet’s season finale. The program began with David Palmer’s Passing Through ...

Rigoletto Presented at the Italian Embassy

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata and his staff ...

Russell Allen Feted

Members of the Women’s Committee of the Washington Ballet partied at Maziar Farvar’s Peacock Café in Georgetown to ...

Farewell to “Frog's Leap”

Diplomatic author and former Georgetowner columnist Gail Scott hosted friends on May 22 as she bids farewell to her beloved ...

Covenant House hosts a Night of Broadway Stars

“A Night of Broadway Stars” was a gala event honoring Covenant House, the international organization which dedicates itself to helping homeless young people find work, homes and hope. It awarded its first “Lizzie” award to Mayor Vincent Gray, Covenant House Washington’s first executive director from 1995 to 2005.

Newsbabes Fight Cancer With Verve, Class and Beauty

D.C.'s Newsbabes lit up the Collonade Room May 17 at the Fairmont Hotel, all to benefit the fight against cancer, to meet friends and colleagues and to make some guys smile

Biz Group Meeting a Big Hit, Thanks to Dean & Deluca

The Georgetown Business Association held its monthly meeting, May 18, at one of D.C.'s oldest marketplaces, which has housed one of Georgetown's high-end food and wine businesses, Dean & Deluca, for almost two decades.

Suited for Spring

The aptly named luncheon and fashion show held at the Capital Hilton on May 11 supported the work of Suited ...

Finland Honors Stefan Lindfors

Ambassador Pekka Lintu and his wife Laurel Colless welcomed guests to their LEED certified embassy on May 6 to inaugurate ...

Eivind & Hans Benefit Children’s National Hospital Center

The sun shone down on May 12 as guests joined Eivind Bjerke and his son-in-law Hans Kalset to inaugurate their ...

Trees for Georgetown

Georgetowners treasure their “village” and nowhere is the spirit more prevalent than the greenery that abounds under the watchful eyes ...

NRH Spring Fashion Show Luncheon

Old Angler’s Inn was resplendent on May 5 as over 150 guests gathered for a fashion show luncheon where ...

Pearls of Purpose

The City Tavern Club was jumping on May 4 as guests gathered for Pearls of Purpose supporting Fair Fund and ...

Music for the Mind

The Georgetown University Medical Center held its first annual event to support new cures and treatments for neurological diseases on ...

Tickled Pink, VIII

Diana Bulger made certain that everything was perfection in the glorious Colonnade at the Fairmont Washington, DC on May 14 ...

Aidah Collection

3rd Anniversary runway show and benefit.

Come and Play During the Day

DC event planner Andre Wells hosted a Bagatelle style brunch bash on May 1. Lincoln restaurant was transfomred into an ...

Gold Cup

The 86th running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race, Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Great Meadow in ...

Will On The Hill

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 9th Annual Will on the Hill

Woodrow Wilson House annual Garden Party

Woodrow Wilson House annual Garden Party on May 11th.

Sax Desires to Please With a Sexy Vibe

After a few preview parties, Sax, the new haughty, naughty restaurant in the old Posh space at 730 11th Street ...

Keith Lipert Spring Sale

On Apr. 26, Keith Lipert invited special pals to his eponymous boutique on M Street for a Spring Clearance Party ...

Puro Café

Puro Cafe celebrated the opening of their patio with a wine tasting on Apr, 27. Owner Rashid Hassouni invited members ...

Honoring Barbara Gordon

Colombian Ambassador and Mrs. Gabriel Silva threw open the doors of their stunning Dupont Circle residence on Apr. 29 to ...

Spring Soirée on Book Hill

Despite the rather chilly temperature, there was joy in the air on Book Hill behind the gloriously restored Georgetown Library ...

Corcoran Ball Artfully Shimmers

Never failing to impress, the 56th Annual Corcoran Ball -- hosted by Tammie Collins -- shone through rich colors, classic settings and ...

Gtown Biz Assoc. Debuts 'Out & About' on the Dish

The Georgetown Business Association celebrated its new media outlet -- "Out & About" -- a venture with the website, Georgetown Dish, in Cady ...

G’TOWN House Tour Parties Honor Frida Burling

The Georgetown House Tour is one of the most historic events to happen in Georgetown and with sponsors such as Washington Fine Properties, this years House Tour remained a huge success. Washington Fine Properties was once again the sole corporate benefactor of this years event, and with their help, St. John's Church can continue their mission of supporting the members of this community.

White House Correspondents' Parties, Etc.: D.C.'s Prom Dates

The parties before and after the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton, April 30, grabbed the attention ...

Al Tiramisu Promotes Italian Cuisine

The weather outside was frightful but inside Al Tiramisu restaurant on Apr. 16, it was only sunshine and Italian cuisine ...

Wellness Community Celebration of Hope Gala

Susie Dyer and Liza Marshall co-chaired the Fifth Annual Celebration of Hope Gala supporting The Wellness Community of Greater Washington ...

Washington Women and Wine “Shoemania” at Saks Chevy Chase

On Apr. 4, members of Washington Women and Wine held a Wine, Women and Shoes “Shop til You drop” Spring ...

Embassy Chef Challenge 2011

Now in its third year and growing exponentially, Cultural Tourism DC’s Embassy Chef Challenge was a hit at the ...

Sitar Arts Center Celebrates Its Students’ Work at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

On Apr. 6, the Sitar Arts Center in Adams Morgan, a multidisciplinary arts education haven for children and youth predominantly ...

D.C Arts Collaborates at French Embassy

The D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative gathered in La Maison Française at the French Embassy, April 8, to ...

25 Years of Washington Leaders Make for a Good Time

Leadership Greater Washington celebrated its 25th birthday at the Newseum, April 12, as members of different years reunited. The impressive ...

N Street Village: Powerful Women and Women Becoming Powerful

The N Street Village Gala, always a joyous and easy-going affair, celebrated the powerful women of the nation's capital ...

'Once Upon a Prom' at Ella Rue

Ladies, hurry up and drop off those old prom dresses at Ella Rue. The boutique, owned by Krista Johnson, will ...

Pink Tie Party: It's All About Cherries

Cherries were on every menu at the fifth annual Pink Tie Party at the Mayflower Hotel, March 23. As part ...

RAMMY Nominations

On Mar. 22, The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the finalists for this year’s awards which will be presented ...

Peruvian Cuisine Honored at the OAS

Lima has been declared the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America and that distinction was most evident at the Organization of ...

Prevention of Blindness Society Celebrates 75 Years at Night of Vision

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) celebrated 75 years of sight-saving services and community programs at its ...

Foundation Fighting Blindness

On Mar. 29, The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) held the 9th Annual “For the Love of Sight” Visionary Awards Dinner ...

Mexico Salutes “Pati’s Mexican Table”

On Mar. 30, Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan proudly introduced Mexico’s newest culinary star Patricia Jinich as the “culinary ambassador to ...

YMCA National Capital’s Spring Luncheon

The YMCA held its spring luncheon on Apr 2 at Café Milano. Gwendolyn Russell welcomed guests. Executive Director Norris Woods ...

Washington Performing Arts Society Gala

Ambassador of India Meera Shankar and her husband Ajay Shankar served as Honorary Chairs of the WPAS annual auction and ...

Bejeweled Dream Home at Design Center

Eight interior designers have used jewelry as their inspiration for room styles and decorations for the Washington Design Center's ...

2011 Leukemia Ball.

2011 Leukemia Ball.

American Ireland Fund Gala

At the National Building Museum on March 16th.

Citizens 'Boffi' Over Chefs' Treats

The Citizens Association of Georgetown joined with Boffi, the high-end kitchen and bathroom showroom on M Street, and neighborhood chefs ...

It's My Birthday, Too — Yeah

Approaching the Ides of March, it seemed so many friends and colleagues were celebrating their birthdays: Victoria Michael of VM ...

Night of the Stars

On Mar. 8, Gala, The National Center of Latino Performing Arts, celebrated its 35th anniversary season. The evening honored enduring ...

Latino Student Fund

The Latino Student Fund (LSF) held its 11th Annual Gala at the Organization of American States of Mar. 9. LST ...

Meet the Artists Event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

President of the Women’s Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) Cyd Everett presented a ...

The Ralls Collection Celebrates 20 Years, 20 Artists

On Mar. 18 Marsha Ralls celebrated 20 years and 20 artists at her Georgetown gallery. John Blee’s Orchard Mist ...

Second Family, Inc. Awards Dinner

Supporters of Second Family, Inc. (SFI) gathered upstairs at Café Milano on Mar. 18 at a dinner honoring Shahin Mafi ...

Building a Brighter Future

The 2011 Gala for the Catholic Charities Spanish Catholic Center in Washington was held at the Organization of American States ...

Washington Galas: From Dolley to the Digital

First Lady Dolley Madison was one of the first Washingtonians to realize the value of a good gala. Today a wider range of gala patrons are on the scene, from ambassadors and businessmen to social media mavens and corporations. But the point of the party remains the same: good times for good causes. Here is a list of The Georgetowner's most anticipated galas this season.

Arts Party Advice: Be the Audience

The Georgetowner and Downtowner newspapers held their Spring Arts Preview Part at the Daily Grill in the Georgetown Inn, Feb ...

Earth, Wind & Fire Honors Duke Ellington School of the Arts

In preparation for their 40th Anniversary Concert Celebration which raised $500,000 for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts ...

Helen Hayes Awards Nominations

On Feb. 28, the 2011 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations were fittingly announced in the Helen Hayes Gallery at the National ...

The Fairmount Celebrates Weddings

On Mar. 1, The Fairmont Washington, D.C. held its 5th annual Sip & Sample event showcasing wedding and social trends ...

Capitol Careaoke

To benefit Childhelp on Feb 22, 2011

Rebuild Pakistan

For more information visit ProjectHopeFoundation.org

Washington Ballet Rock and Roll

The Washington Ballet recently presented Rock & Roll at Sidney Harman Hall. The program opened with Trey McIntryre’s High Lonesome ...

Ball on the Mall Kick-Off

On Feb. 16, the L’Enfant Society chose Cities on 19th Street to host the 2011 Ball on the Mall ...

Washington National Opera Midwinter Fiesta

The Washington National Opera’s Women’s Committee hosted the Midwinter Fiesta, Oaxaca: Land of Magic and Color, on Feb ...

Eye Wonder at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and Bank of America held an ...

National Rehabilitation Hospital Goes Gaming

National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) held its 2nd Annual Last Vegas Nights Benefit on Feb. 18 at the National Museum of ...

The Georgetowner 2nd Annual Photo Competition Reception

The Georgetowner hosted its 2nd Annual Photo Competition at Farmers and Fishers with a fabulous spread and photo exhibit. Guests received post cards of top entries including the winning image by Jeff Kouri.

K Street Kate Boast Bash!

K Street Kate celebrated her latest accolades at The Mighty Pint on Jan 18 after being named "DC's Favorite ...

Sugar and Champagne

The Tenth Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair, the brainchild of Chef Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant, took place at ...

RAMW at the Mexican Cultural Institute

The theme of this year’s Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s 2011 gala, Carnevale da Cuisine, was announced at ...

Shen Yun

Shen Yun Performing Arts opened its return tour to the Kennedy Center with a by invitation program on Jan. 25 ...

The Player: Andre Wells

Andre Wells is at the center of glitzy fundraisers, expensive weddings, and corporate parties. And that’s when he’s not scoping out the hottest hotels and restaurants.

But a glamorous life comes loaded with responsibility. DC's hottest events planner discusses how he thrives when little separates a messy disaster from a memorable spectacle, and much more.

Kitty Kelley & The Women’s Forum of Washington DC

On Nov. 18, Teresa and Paul Klaassen hosted Kitty Kelley and The Women’s Forum of Washington DC for a ...

Junior League of Washington

The Junior League of Washington (JLW) launched its 52nd Annual A Capital Collection of Holiday Shops at the Marriott Wardman ...

Scavenger Hunt

Rebecca Klemm purchased a Georgetown scavenger hunt for 30 happy hunters as an auction item at the 2009 Citizens Association ...

Unique Learning Center Honors Sheila Johnson

Philanthropist and businesswoman Sheila Johnson was honored at the Unique Learning Center’s Model of Excellency Dinner at the Marriott ...

Sugar Plum Bazaar

The Women’s Committee of The Washington Ballet held the first annual Sugar Plum Bazaar at the Ballet Studio on ...

Washington Ballet Fashionistas

Barbara McConaghy Johnson and Staci Capuano co-chaired Runway en Relevé Troisieme, the third annual fundraising fashion event of the Women’s Committee of the Washington Ballet at Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase, on Nov. 12. Company dancers, with members of the Women’s Committee, Board of Directors and Jeté Society, modeled fashions capturing the 60’s look of Mad Men. The evening’s Parisian theme heralded Jackie Kennedy’s triumph of European fashion and diplomacy. The raffled “Grand Prix” was a Las Vegas package highlighted by a stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the newest member of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

The Player: Cheryl Masri & Jill Sorensen

D.C. fundraisers are often de rigueur, but “Knock Out Abuse” kicked it up several notches.

The invitation to the November 11 event showcased a design by Shepard Fairey, the creator of President Obama’s iconic “HOPE” portrait. Over 700 women celebrated the ultimate girls’ night out—beaming as men cooed through a megaphone, piling in photo booths, and conga dancing their way into a stunning Ritz Carlton ballroom.

Lombardi Gala

24th Annual Lombardi Gala was held on November 6 at The Washington Hilton at 6:00 p.m.

Fight Night

Fight Night for children took place the Hilton Washington on November 11 at 6 p.m.

Foto Week DC

Foto Week DC as held at various galleries throughout Washington DC November 6-13.

Love Ball

The Love Ball supporting the work of the Montgomery Country Humane Society, an event “for everyone who loves animals,” was held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on Nov. 13. Clearly many people fit that description. They were accompanied by canines on their best party manners, many garbed in festive attire—elegant doggie coats, tutus and other fabulous creations. Nary a bark was heard at the seated dinner hosted by Holly Morris of FOX 5 Morning News with special guests Aly Jacobs of MIX 107.3, 9 NEWS NOW at Noon anchor JC Hayward and Angie Goff of WUSA9 TV. As one speaker refreshingly noted, “protecting our animal friends crosses all political lines.

Knock Out Abuse Gala

The 17th Annual Knock Out Abuse Against Women Gala took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Nov. 11. Andrea Roane of W*USA 9 emceed. This year honored television pioneer and Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Agnes Nixon with the Aggie Award for her lifetime contribution of bringing social issues to the forefront of America’s consciousness. New York Times best selling author of Crazy Love Leslie Morgan Steiner was the keynote speaker. KOA was co-founded by Jill Sorensen and Cheryl Masri to help women and children suffering from domestic violence. Activist and philanthropist Sarah Guinan Nixon chaired the evening, hailing it as “a true celebration of the power of women to effect change for the most vulnerable women and children in our community.” What 17 years ago began as a dinner party among 20 friends has raised close to $7 million and is today a city-wide celebration of 750 women.

National Rehabilitation Hospital Gala

Shahin Mafi and Mona St. Leger co-chaired the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s Nov. 10 Gala Victory Awards at the Organization of American States. The evening featured a buffet of North and South American specialties as well as silent and live auctions which included a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 provided by Windows Catering Company, an air combat mission and a week for two at the Half Moon in Jamaica. This year’s recipients of the Victory Awards celebrating exceptional strength and courage in the face of physical adversity were Cheryl Douglas, a quadruple amputee as the result of a rare bacterial infection, and Tim Strachan, who suffered a spinal core injury during a beach accident before his senior year in high school. He praised the staff at NRH for instilling “the belief that you can move on despite a disability.” He went on to say “you give a gift.”

Washington Women & Wine

Washington Women & Wine wisely decided to salute the organization’s 11th anniversary on Nov. 8 by “Dining with Dionysius” at Kellari Taverna. Emmy Award winning news anchor and film maker Mike Walter was the master of ceremonies. His film entitled Breaking News, Breaking Down, winner of the 2010 Cannes Independent Film Festival, explores how journalists pursue breaking news, from 9-11 to Katrina, without forethought of how it impacts them personally. He quipped that a sequel might be entitled Drinking Wine, Feeling Fine. Guests enjoyed a true Greek banquet paired with a special selection of the finest classic Greek wines. The organization now numbers 300 members who enjoy an array of special events including visits to vineyards locally and abroad. Executive Chef Anthony Acinapura said “I’m either cooking or on the phone getting fish here--out of the water to the airport.”

The Washington Ballet’s Romeo + Juliet

Elizabeth Gaither and Jared Nelson were the star-crossed lovers in The Washington Ballet’s Nov 4. performance of Shakespeare’s, Prokofiev’s and Septime Webre’s Romeo + Juliet at the Kennedy Center. The production launched the 2010-2011 season – UNTAMED! At a post-performance reception for Balletomane Society members held at the Guarisco Gallery, Artistic Director Septime Webre thanked the dancers. He spoke of the magic times when ballet, choreographer and music all come together and said “we are transported and we had those moments tonight.” He concluded “Romeo and Juliet is about love. Please raise your glass to love.”

Nina McLemore Hosts Nooristan Foundation

Georgetowner Nina McLemore threw open her doors on Oct. 20 to host a fashion show and sale of her latest ...

A Night of Sitar Stars

On Oct. 21, Sitar Arts Center hosted student led tours and then moved to the Meridian International Center for a ...

2010 Signature Chefs Auction of D.C. Supports The March of Dimes

This year’s Honorary Chef Ris Lacoste hosted a VIP reception on Oct. 26 at her acclaimed restaurant highlighted by ...

Keith Lipert Gallery Showcases “The Gardens of Kabul”

Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large in the Office of Global Women’s issues, was unable to attend the Oct. 28 reception and ...

Craft2Wear

The special show and sale of jewelry and wearable art Craft2Wear opened with an invitational Advance Chance Party on Oct ...

Happy to Have Ris -- and Madigan and Trehan Back

On Oct. 21, The Georgetowner hosted a happy hour at Ris, celebrating the launch of chef and restaurateur Ris Lacoste ...

‘Elvis’ Was in the House, and So Was the Speaker

Alfred Wertheimer was the guest of honor at a party put on by Govinda Gallery in John Dreyfuss’s studio ...

Girls inc Gala

Girls inc Gala was held October 28th.

Special Birthday Girl at Peacock Cafe

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated her 63rd birthday at Peacock Cafe, Oct. 26, with her husband. President Bill Clinton ...

Capitol File Fetes Its 5th at the Corcoran

Capitol File celebrated its fifth birthday at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Oct. 20, and saluted fashion guru Tim Gunn ...

NIAF Gala

The annual NIAF Gala in Washington, DC is an opportunity to recognize and honor Italian Americans and Italians in business ...

Jack Evans' Birthday

On October 27 Jack Evans invited residents of ward 2 to a birthday party.

Dress for Success Washington, D.C.

Over 200 supporters of Dress for Success gathered at an 8th anniversary celebration luncheon at the J. W. Marriott on ...

Right on: Georgetown citizens get down

We always knew we could do it . . . again. The Citizens Association of Georgetown boogied down at the Russian Embassy for ...

Fashion Fights Poverty

Fashion lovers gathered October 15 for this year's cutting edge presentation "Raw," which celebrates fashion as not just a ...

Living in Pink

The 7th Annual Living in Pink luncheon and boutique, benefiting breast cancer research, was held at the Washington Fairmont on ...

DC Jazz Festival Gala

The DC Jazz Festival held its Annual Benefit Gala at the Embassy of Italy to celebrate the Festival and to ...

International Gold Cup

The Plains, Virginia October 16 held the International Gold Cup. With six races and purses ranging from 10,000 to ...

"From Place to Place"

A screening of the film on foster care "From Place to Place," was held at St. John's Church parish ...

Spirit of Georgetown

The spirit was alive and well as Niloo and David Howe hosted supporters of the Georgetown Ministry Center at their ...

Honoring Michael Kaiser

The American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation chaired by The Honorable James Symington celebrated Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser for his commitment ...

Thelonious Monk Awards

It was a glorious evening of song at the Kennedy Center on Oct. 4 as the 2010 Thelonious Monk International ...

Opera Camerata 2010

On Oct. 8, The Opera Camerata of Washington, now in its 20th anniversary season, presented Franz Lehár’s The Merry ...

Donors Preview Georgetown Library Transformation

Over 100 private donors poured through the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Oct. 5 for the first major preview of the ...

Pro Bono help lets children soar in D.C.

The D.C. Children’s Law Center held its 10th Annual Helping Children Soar benefit at the Kennedy Center, Sept ...

Wolf Trap Ball

The Wolf Trap Ball is held on the magnificent stage at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center – one of the largest ...

Shakespeare Gala

The Shakespeare Theatre Company hosted The Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Oct. 3. Helen Lee Henderson accepted ...

Last Kiss of Summer

Last Kiss of Summer, a special event in support of Second Chance Employment Services, took place at the Four Seasons ...

Meridian Center Celebrates the Big Five-O

The Meridian International Center, celebrating its 50th anniversary, did it up right Oct. 1 with its 42nd Meridian Ball that ...

Women Making Choices

On Sept, 28, a few intrepid men joined several hundred women bedecked in red feather boas at 701 Restaurant for ...

Salvation Army Luncheon

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Washington, DC, held its 61st annual luncheon and fashion show at The Ritz-Carlton ...

Washington Ballet

The Women’s Committee of the Washington Ballet celebrated the upcoming season “Untamed” with a wine infused jewelry sale by ...

Go Bo Fund Jersey Party

Annual party to benefit the Go Bo Fund. Georgetowners came out in their New Jersey attire for this annual themed ...

Bravissimo Society

Leilane Mehler founded the Bravissimo Society to assist young singers in our region through an awards competition, which will conclude ...

Washington National Opera Gala

The Washington National Opera raised the curtain on its 55th season, Sept. 11, but not before the Kennedy Center audience ...

Cure for Epilepsy

J. McLaughlin, the M Street shop for cool prepsters, hosted a benefit for CURE Epilepsy, Sept. 14. Founder Susan Axelrod ...

Fashion Week

Fashion writer Pamela Burns and photographer Robert Devaney hit the streets with the rest of DC's fasionistas for Georgetown ...

Mie N Yu Rallies to a Noble Cause

The first of three Capital City Ball launch parties was held on Aug. 12 at Mie N Yu. The event ...

'The Big Uneasy'

Harry Shearer, best known for his voice work on “The Simpsons” and his role in “This is Spinal Tap,” is ...

Pampering for a Pet Project

Several adoptable felines joined the usual canine contingent for a Fashion for Paws (F4P) event at One80 Salon on Aug ...

John Legend at Dupont

John Legend is an established presence in D.C. He is known for his support of President Obama and joined ...

Survival Mode at Morso

We Will Survive Cancer (WWSC) was founded in 2009 by a group of concerned family, friends and colleagues who have ...

First Ever DC 'Antiques Roadshow' Confirms Its Disciples

“I’ve been living for this since January,” said Lorraine Burns of Arlington, who had requested tickets for “Antiques Roadshow ...

WARL Brunch at Old Ebbitt Grill

On July 18, the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) took over the Cabinet Room at the Old Ebbitt Grill for ...

Georgetown Biz Group Offers Historic Fun at Halcyon House

The Georgetown Business Association invited historical figures Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, and Benjamin Stoddert, Secretary of the ...

Cookin’ Up Numbers

Rebecca Klemm holds a PhD in statistics and has taught students, judges and juries via storytelling. The Georgetown resident is ...

FotoWeek DC Launch Party

Art enthusiasts and supporters gathered at the Corocoran Gallery of Art Thursday to view Corcoran’s newest exhibition, “Chuck Close ...

Monaco Celebrates

This year’s celebration of the fifth anniversary of the reign of Prince Albert II of Monaco was particularly festive ...

Children Uniting Nations

Children Uniting Nations (CUN) is a proactive organization created to bring attention to the plight of at-risk and foster youth ...

An Evening of Hope for Afghanistan

Ambassador of France Pierre Vimont welcomed guests to his residence on May 14 for a Spring Soirée Nooristan Foundation benefit ...

Washington Performing Arts Society Gala

Tony Award winner Chita Rivera headlined The Washington Performing Arts Society annual gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on ...

Make-A-Wish

WTOP’s Man About Town Bob Madigan emceed Tickled Pink VII, a mother/daughter afternoon tea and fashion show to ...

Lani Hay's Mixology/Book Party

Lani Hay, president and CEO of Lanmark Technology, hosted a dinner party for Michelin three-star mixologist and author Brian Van ...

Safeway's Big Social Debut

The new Safeway store on Wisconsin Avenue had a gala debut May 5, as Georgetowners and others were treated to ...

Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer

It was packed, it was hot and it was pink (yeah, baby). The second annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer ...

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