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Free Evening At Kennedy Center Featuring Student Written Play

This Friday, October 1, VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will present the world premiere of a play written by a student.  The play, The Marionette Effect, was written by 17-year-old Laura Hogikyan and was selected from hundreds of submissions as part of VSA's Playwright Discovery Program.

The Marionette Effect tells the story of Stella, a teenager whose musical dreams are derailed after having a stroke.  Starring Helen Hayes Award recipient Jenna Sokolowski, The Marionette Effect explores Stella's journey through imagery, humor, and poetry.

Dance4Peace To Host Brunch4Peace Event This Sunday

This Sunday, October 3 from 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Dance4Peace, the D.C. non-profit offering youth empowerment and peace education through movement and dance, will host a Brunch4Peace event to kick-off their new conflict resolution initiative for D.C. Public Schools.

Dance4Peace's new initiative hopes to develop tolerance and cultural understanding throughout D.C. Public School classroms.

This event is open to the public.  In addition to a three-course brunch for $28, there will also be a silent auction and 50-50 raffle to benefit Dance4Peace. 

It will be hosted in the Hudson, located at 2030 M Street NW.

For more information about Dance4Peace's brunch event and to RSVP, log onto Brunch4Peace.

At Walk This Way, Fashion Stepped Out Against Domestic Violence

The Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show took place last evening at The Liaison Hotel in Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, and as anticipated, many of D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites were present, including WUSA 9's Angie Goff.

12th Annual Jewish Literary Festival To Feature Georgetown University Artistic Director

The 12th Annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival, presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, will celebrate the year’s best in Jewish writing. The festival features a selection of authors who have received national recognition for their works, including rave reviews from publications including The Washington Post and The New York Times. The Festival runs from October 17–27, 2010. A full list of events and descriptions can be found at washingtondcjcc.org/litfest.

Walk This Way

Join Becky's Fund this Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010, as fashion takes a stand against domestic violence.

That's right. Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and Becky's Fund will host the Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show. There, Matt Landsberg, founder and owner of the luxury men’s clothier, will showcase his collection, which will be modeled by local professional athletes and celebrity models.

D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites are expected to congregate for this fabulous event, which will benefit Becky’s Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based national non-profit organization that uses education and empowerment to prevent and raise awareness regarding domestic violence.

Foodies Unite! Taste of Georgetown is Coming!

Foodies get excited, this post is for you.

Saturday, October 9th from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the Georgetown Business Improvement District will present the 17th annual Taste of Georgetown.

Some of the attractions?  A live paella demonstration and cuisine created by a undisclosed Top Chef contestant. 

Tickets are $5 per tasting and $20 for five tastings. The event will benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center.

Participants in the Taste of Georgetown event will compete in categories including:

Visit The Opening Reception of David Ivan Clark's Brand New Art Exhibit

This Friday, September 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be an opening reception held for David Ivan Clark's new exhibit at the Susan Calloway Fine Art studio. 

Clark's exhibit is named "Presence/Absence", and will run from September 24-October 23.  The studio is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Georgetown's BID site describes Clark and his work as follows: