Weekend Roundup: September 15, 2011

Jordan Wright

Living In Pink’s 8th Annual Luncheon & Boutique

September 23 at 10:30-2:30 p.m. | Event Website

Living in Pink was founded by Michele Conley to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. Having participated in the Peeke Performer’s, led by Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD, Michele found she had a lot in common with other mothers and businesswomen who were breast cancer survivors. Conley found that the fight against breast cancer is a journey that can be a surprisingly positive life-changing experience for the patients, their family and friends.

The goal for Living in Pink is to help find a cure so that the next generation of women will not have to endure the emotional and physical pain of breast cancer surgery and treatment.



2401 M Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20037

John Legend to Salute D.C. Public Schools

September 16 at 6:30 p.m. | Event Website

D.C. Public Education Fund (‘the Education Fund’) today announced the addition of Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend to the program for the second annual A Standing Ovation for D.C. Teachers event.

“Great teachers can make all the difference in a child’s education,” John Legend said. “But too often those teachers are not celebrated for their hard work and commitment to student achievement. They deserve to be recognized for their efforts in the classroom.”


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20566

The Wanamaker Wet Electronic Music and Water Festival

September 18 at noon | $25-$149 | jessica@neuprofile.com | Tel: 646-842-0438 | Event Website

The Wanamaker Wet Party, in partnership with Rock the Vote and Metromix DC, presents an end-of-summer electronic music and water festival from 12: held outdoors at the Yards on the Park near Nationals Stadium from 12:00 PM to 10 PM. Attending guests will enjoy access to the Yards fountain, water games, a giant foam pit and ten straight hours of live international and local DJ talent including Sultan + Ned Shepard, Serge Devant and Tatiana Fontes. Additionally, the day will include an opportunity for attendees to win gift certificate and cash prizes by participating in a swimsuit model competition with designer swimwear provided by east coast fashion retailer South Moon Under and judged by the festival’s Master of Ceremonies Bianca Chardei of America’s Next Top Model fame and South Moon Under. The festival will also celebrate the launch of presenter Rach Events’ new software application providing free online table and bottle reservations at nightclub venues throughout the city. Guests will get a sneak peak of their new software application and will have access to specific table reservation locations throughout the venue via a smartphone phone or computer at www.RachEvents.com


Yards on the Park, Washington, D.C.

Vintage Crystal: A Taste of Wine and Jazz

September 18 at 2 p.m. | $20.00 | Event Website

Vintage Crystal: A Taste of Wine and Jazz highlights the wines of Spain, Argentina and Chile. Patrons have the opportunity to taste 30 different wines from the cellar of the Jaleo Wine Store, as well as enjoy samples from more than 20 different local restaurants. Latin jazz music from Trio Caliente, salsa dancing from the Salsa Room, and wine classes from the Washington Wine Academy will round out the day. Tickets can be purchased at the event.


220 South 20th Street, Arlington, Va.

An Afternoon of the Arts Fundraiser

September 18 at 4 p.m. | $35 | aginsberg@sjcs.org | Tel: 202-274-3460 | Event Website

Please join the board of directors of St. John’s Community Services-D.C. in an afternoon of musical talent by violinist Holly Hamilton of the National Symphony Orchestra and pianist Carol Barth, board of directors and Founders Board member.

A silent art auction will feature paintings by artists from the former ARTiculate program.

Donations to fund the advancement of community support and opportunities for people living with disabilities in Washington, D.C.




National Cathedral School

3612 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

Jaleo Celebrates Summer’s End With The Eighth Annual La Tomatina Festival

September 19 at 11:30 a.m. | Dishes range from $8-$12 | Tel: 202-628-7949 | Event Website

From Sept. 19 through Oct. 2, José Andrés and the culinary team at Jaleo will be hosting the two-week event that celebrates the bounty of delicious tomatoes with a taste of Spain. Paying tribute to the famous tomato battle that takes place in Buñol, Spain, Jaleo will feature a variety of tomato specials using the ripest and juiciest tomatoes plus tasty tomato-based cocktails. Additionally, Jaleo will conduct tomato demonstrations at local farmers markets.

Guests of La Tomatina will experience tomatoes via tempting tapas specials. The dishes, ranging in price from $8 – $12, will be available during the two-week long celebration including: Tartar de tomate con huevas de salmón, Tomato “tartar” with trout roe; Tomates rellenos de cangrejo, Campari tomatoes stuffed with crab, and Pinchitos de sandia con caviar de tomate, Watermelon and tomato “caviar” skewer.


Jaleo Locations:

480 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Md.

2250-A Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va.

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