Monday, November 23, 2009

"I Luv Africa"

(12/04/2009; The Letelier Theater, 3251 Prospect Street N.W.; Free with a recommended $5 donation)
The “I Luv Africa” film series promotes and sponsors charities like United Families and Trees for the Future as well as non profit group RWUL. All donations and proceeds from these screenings will aid the above mentioned organizations and introduce a few choice independent films that highlight various lives in Africa.

Film Screenings and Discussions:
Dec. 1, 2009 Health in Africa Discussion
Film: "Sleepwalking Land"-Mozambique 7-9pm

Dec. 2, 2009 African Youth Film and Discussion
Film: "Democracy in Dakar"-Senegal/US 7p.m.-9p.m.

Dec. 3, 2009 Special Presentation La Maison Fran�aise
Film: "Tabataba"- Madagascar/France 7-9pm

Dec. 4, 2009 Peace, Religion, & African Kingdoms w/ Reception
Films: The Africa Channel's "The Soul of Ashanti"-Ghana
& Screening of "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love"-Senegal 6-10pm

Russian Winter Festival

(12/13/2009; Hillwood Museum; 4155 Linnean Ave. NW;; $18-Public, $12-Member, $7-College Student, $5-Children ages 6-18)
The Hillwood Museum & Gardens maintains it’s amazing annual tradition which gives visitors the opportunity to meet & greet with Grandfather Frost and Snow Maiden while enjoying holiday music, entertainment and treats. Stop by and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Chocolate Dreams

(12/19/2009; The Ritz-Carlton; 1150 22nd St., N.W.; $35 per person)
The Ritz Carlton delivers a delicious buffet of decadent chocolate desserts and cocktails with the Champagne Sommelier in The Lobby Café & Bar. Cost is $35 per person.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

National Geographic Live: The Emperor and his Terra Cotta Army

(National Geographic Museum; 11/21/2009)
To educate visitors further about the importance of the upcoming exhibit Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor, acclaimed historian Albert Dien will be reviewing Chinese history where the construction of the terra cotta army first began. Dien will also cover the Emperoro Qin Shihuangdi and why the magnificent army of soldiers were to be placed in his tomb. For more information, visit

Celebrate Tango!

(Rosslyn Spectrum Theater; 1611 N. Kent St.; 11/21/2009)
The National Chamber Ensemble is pleased to open its third season in celebration of the tango which will feature exciting works featuring Pizzolla's "Four Seasons In Buenos Aires", Le Grand Tango, Oblivion, Libertango, La Cumpersita and much, much more. The evening will end with a performance by special guest dance troop Pontitango.

Veterans Day Observance

(Mount Vernon; 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway;; 11/11/2009)
Mount Vernon is offering free admission for those amazing men and women who have served and are currently serving our country. Event also includes a free community concert by an all-veteran barbershop chorus.

(Vietnam, Korea, WWII and Arlington memorials; Constitution Ave NW; 11/11/2009)
Stop by to pay your respects at the following wreath-laying ceremonies taking place at the Vietnam, Korean and WWII Memorials as well as Arlington National Cemetery.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Help the Homeless Walk

The Help the Homeless Program is an amazing program that raises awareness of homelessness and supports organizations which work to prevent and end homelessness in the D.C. metropolitan area. In response to the almost 12,000 person homeless population of D.C., The Fannie Mae Foundation is sponsoring Help the Homeless Walk on the National Mall on November 21, 2009. The walk hopes to raise both funding and awareness and takes place on the lawn in front of The Department of Agriculture (Jefferson Drive b/w 12th & 14th Streets NW). Walkers can pre-register at 7a.m. and begin the 3.1 mile walk circling the Tidal Basin at 9a.m. Visit for more information and to register.

Taste of Dupont 2009

(Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 6p.m.-9p.m.; $5 ea or 5 for $20)
The Taste of Dupont is an annual event where participating restaurants create prix-fixe menus and visitors may sample delicious meals at a fraction of the cost. Some of the most popular eateries sponsored by Dupont Circle Main St. are part of this great deal. See below for participating restaurants.

Bread and Brew, 1247 20th St. NW
Beacon Bar & Grill, 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW
The Front Page, 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Scion Restaurant, 2100 P St. NW
Ruth's Chris, 1801 Connecticut Ave. NW
Level One, 1639 R St. NW
Pizza Paradiso, 2003 P St. NW
SoHo Tea and Coffee, 2150 P St. NW
Cafe Dupont, Dupont Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Twist Dupont, 1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Urbana, Hotel Palomar, 2121 P St. NW