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Cocktails with the Curator

Thursday, December 2; 5–8 p.m.

Join Sarah Cash, the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Curator of American art, for an intimate evening and insider’s view of the magnificent American collection of art at the Corcoran. Guests will enjoy a private journey through the galleries with the expert on original, reproduction, and modern day frames. Wine, cheese, and other refreshments will be served. Tour begins at 5:15 p.m. $30 including free admission to the Gallery. Reservations encouraged at (202) 812-2787 or reservations@foodartsdc.com.

Join the Artfully Philanthropic at the Dec. 10 Beyond Words Fashion & Art Show

Lisa Jones, The Lollipop Kids Foundation (LPK) and The Art Gallery partner to host its first charity fashion and art show, “Beyond Words”, on Friday, December 10, 2010 at The Art Gallery in the beautiful Washington Design Center, 300 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

DC Area's Film Scene: "Underground Hollywood"

In 1998, Eduardo Sanchez and Neal Fredericks, two Montgomery County Community College alums, shot a film in the woods of Maryland called “The Blair Witch Project.” It went on to gross nearly $250 million at the box office, making it one of the most successful independent films of all time. “The Blair Witch Project” was a perfect storm of a clever idea and a shrewd marketing campaign that capitalized on the budding new medium of the internet. It's a good possibility that you've heard this story before.

It's an equally good possibility that you haven't heard of the army of filmmakers in the D.C. area that has been growing in the decade since “The Blair Witch Project” captured the country's imagination. I should know. I'm one of them.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Gala

Over last weekend, the Susan G. Komen Foundation celebrated 30 years of research and education, including an A-list dinner for donors on Friday at the Kuwaiti Embassy.  The Kuwaiti dinner was the kickoff to a weekend full of activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, including the "Honoring the Promise" event at the Kennedy Center Saturday evening with Laura Bush.  The Kuwaiti Embassy holds a special place in my heart because I was honored at the Kuwaiti Embassy for my work as a youth ambassador to the Kuwait-American Foundation's "Do The Write Thing Campaign" which gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives through classroom discussions and writings. 

L2 Lounge to Host Art Soiree Friday, October 22

This story comes to us from the people at Art Soiree D.C.:

L2 Lounge invites you to an Art Soiree this Friday, October 22nd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. The event will combine an electric mix of female artists from various genres of art. The night will feature artwork by three local female painters, live music and performances. The exhibit is also devoted to supporting and promoting breast cancer awareness. Ten percent of proceeds from the art sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen For Cure organization. 

All of the featured artists-Wendy Wang, Aleksandra Katargina, Emma O'Rourke, come from different artistic backgrounds, with different visions.  They will share their experiences and inspire conversations through their art.

Jazz Artist Liode Jorge Performance at "Social" Safeway Cafe

This story was sent to us by Whitney Stringer via our Where You Live tip e-mail address at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com:

Jazz artist Loide Jorge will grace the Safeway café on Friday, October 22nd from 5-7pm.

Loide’s music is best described as a mix of contemporary jazz and warm afro-lusophone rhythms reflective of her African heritage and Portuguese as her native tongue.

Jorge has performed for televised events in Hollywood, the Zipper theatre in New York, as well as around the DC area at jazz clubs like Bohemian Cavern and Blues Alley...and on October 22nd, at what has been dubbed the "Social Safeway" located at 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW.

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DC Metro Rap Celebrity Remy Interviewed at FedTalks 2010 about His Favorite Communities in DC Area

While at the FedTalks 2010 event on Tuesday, October 12, I caught up with DC area resident rapper/funny guy Remy Munasifi.  Some of Remy's hits include "Arlington: The Rap" and "The Metro Song".  In this video, Remy answers questions about his favorite DC Metro communities, as well as what new songs he has in store for the DC area---so check it out.