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    The Best Parties & Events To Celebrate Morgan State’s 150 Year Homecoming

    October 10th, 2017

    Morgan State University is celebrating its 150th year anniversary this weekend and they’re doing it BIG! We’ve spotted their 150 year flags all over the city, including a billboard in NYC. There are tons of events, parties and brunches going down, but here are the best places to be for the 25+ older crowd.

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    Friday, October 13th

    Morgan’s annual homecoming gala will be taking place at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd., Baltimore, MD 21244.. For more information, please call (443)885-3535.

    If you’re looking to party with your friends, then you don’t want to miss Norma Jeans with Trix & Zeke. All tables are sold out for this one, but you can still pay at the door starting at 9:00 p.m.

    Actor Lance Gross will be hosting Sangria  Friday night shindig starting at 9:30 p.m.

    If you want to party 90’s style, Adina Howard, yes that Adina Howard is hosting Jazzy Winter Nights at Rams Head Live. Purchase tickets here.

    Club Downtown Baltimore presented  by Events 4 Good People presents host Lil’ Cease hosting a Morgan 90’s throwback night, should be a great time! Doors open at 9 p.m.

    Saturday, October 14th

    The game, yard activities and a host of brunches are being held on Saturday by Morgan alumni, click here for the info.

    One of the biggest events of the night is going down at the Raddison Hotel, presented by Trix & Zeke. Purchase tickets here.

    D.C.’s Backyard Band is invading Baltimore for the night with a set at the Horseshoe Casino starting at 10 p.m.

    Events 4 Good People, D.Chase & a host of others are back with their annual Love is Love event happening at Select Lounge. It’s always a good time when they link up, don’t miss out!

     

    Sunday, October 15th

    Get your brunch on at Homemaid with the Sintia Mesa Foundation and Morgan Alumni. Proceeds from this brunch benefit the foundation.

    If you want a bit of day partying with your brunch, then head to Sangria Patio Bar with Trix and Zeke. Purchase tickets here.

     

     

     

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    Recap: All Things Go Festival At Union Market

    October 10th, 2017

    Although it was unusually hot this past weekend, that did not stop thousands from coming out to the fourth annual All Things Go Fall Classic. The fourth annual All Things Go Fall Classic rocked Union Market with music and food fans who packed the iconic culinary and retail district for the three-day festival. Headliners Young Thug, Foster the People and Galantis led the slate of hip hop, alternative and electronic acts who hit the stage for a unique weekend of entertainment in northeast D.C.

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    In addition to the diverse musical lineup, Fall Classic fans enjoyed eats from homegrown vendors Maketto, Milk Cult, DGS and BBQ Bus, plus Georgetown favorite Pinstripes. Meanwhile, VIP guests refueled in a private, stage-adjacent area with treats from Buredo, &Pizza, Takorean and Sweetgreen.

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    The Fall Classic first hit D.C. in 2014 when four local friends, Will Suter, Adrian Maseda, Stephen Vallimarescu and Zack Friendly, took their music blog All Things Go from the internet to the real world. Since then, the highly-anticipated multi-genre music and food festival has become a major East Coast entertainment event, drawing past acts like Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Sylvan Esso,  KYGO, Future Islands, Tove Lo and more.

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    “We’re proud that we were able to go bigger and better with this year’s Fall Classic, and we think fans feel the same way,” says ATG co-founder Suter. “This was our first year transforming the festival into a three-day event to highlight different music genres. We gave folks the opportunity to catch their favorite artists in an intimate venue, while also experiencing the absolute best of D.C.’s food scene. It felt good to create something so special in our hometown.”

    The best part about All Things Go is the incredibly diverse line up and people in attendance.  We can’t wait to see what next year brings. Oh and the food. the food. the food, thank you for the food!

    Until 2018.

     

     

     

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    You’re Invited: All Things Go Classic

    September 26th, 2017

    Get ready D.C.! All Things Go Classic is back this year with a variety of artists performing throughout the weekend of October 6 at Union Market D.C. (1309 5th Street NE).

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    The festival will feature some of the top acts in hip-hop, electronic and alternative music with headliners Foster The People, Young Thug and Galantis along with performances by more than a dozen others including Bleachers, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, The Knocks, Betty Who, Innanet James and many more. 

    Local culinary favorites Buredo, &pizza, Maketto, sweetgreen, Ivy & Coney, Milk Cult and DGS will also be available for foodie fans at the festival.

    Get your tickets here.

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    Recap: Arts+ Beats+ Lyrics Presented By Jack Daniel’s At Echostage

    September 20th, 2017

    It was an evening to remember as thousands packed into Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd.) for Arts+ Beats+ +Lyrics presented by Jack Daniels.  Attendees were treated to the sounds of Mannie Fresh on the wheels, delicious Jack Daniels Cocktails and art from amazing artist around the world.

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    The multi-city tour features visual works of art from nationally renowned artists, Frank MorrisonAniekan Udofia, and AB+L’s very own curator, Dubelyoo.

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    All of the paintings, photographs and drawings were so unique that I had to walk around more than once to see them all again. I was in awe of how each artist brought their vision to life and made every single person in the venue stop and stare.  Arts+Beats+Lyrics is the perfect combination of all your favorite things in one place. Art, live performances by your favorite artist and cocktails, what’s not to love?  I was so extremely excited that they brought it back to D.C. after five years and can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year.

    Did you miss it last weekend, no worries check it out in these other cities here.

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    You’re Invited: Break The Internet Fest 2017 At Echostage

    September 11th, 2017

    Break The Internet Fest is back! This years festival will celebrate 150 years of Howard University and Morgan State University.  Grab your tickets now for a three day event featuring Cardi B, 21 Savage, Meek Mill and more at Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd.) starting October 19th. Click here to get the complete line up and ticket info.

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    You’re Invited : Rye Street Tavern’s Grand Opening

    September 11th, 2017

    We’re so excited that Rye Street Tavern (225 East Cromwell St.) is opening tomorrow, September 12th. We were luck enough to have an early tasting during “Whiskey on the Water” and we can confirm you’re in for a treat!

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    Adjacent to the five-acre Sagamore Spirit Distillery, the 13,000 square-foot bi-level American restaurant will feature food and drinks with Mid-Atlantic roots, using seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and fishmongers.

    Chef Carmellini and Chef de Cuisine Brian Plante helm Rye Street Tavern, whose name is an homage to Charm City corner taverns and gathering places, where locals and visitors alike quenched their thirst, exchanged stories and enjoyed good cooking. Rye Street Tavern’s signature dishes include Wood-Fired Seafood Bakes, Bloody Mary Blue Crab Salad and Liberty Farm Carrots with Popped Sorghum. The menu also features Chef AC’s Famous Fried Chicken, a rotating “Crab Of the Day” special with dishes like Crab Pot Pie as well as Coconut Cake with Maryland Mule Sherbet.

    “We’re proud to be next to the beautiful waterfront destination Sagamore Development has built,” says Chef Carmellini. “Baltimore is a great place and we’re excited to be part of this story.”

    Designed by Baltimore-based Patrick Sutton, Rye Street Tavern’s interiors include a fireplace and 25-foot copper column still spanning both floors and combines elements of rich leather, wood, concrete and steel. Via the bustling open kitchen, guests will have the opportunity to watch the culinary team in action at the wood-fired grill and oven, while the second floor houses a glass-ensconced wine room and a glimpse at two original pieces of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    Rye Street Tavern can seat more than 200 guests, including indoor and outdoor bar seating for up to 80 and four private dining spaces for groups of 10 to 300. The space also features a stage for live entertainment.

    Check it out!

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    Recap: Vino 301 Concierge: A Beverage Adventure For All Liquor Lovers

    July 18th, 2017

    I’ll admit, I’m a bit indecisive and I want it all. Clothes, shoes, food, liquor – give me options! Imagine my excitement when I found out there was an adult beverage tour in Maryland that allowed you to tour and taste Wine, Beer and Liquor all in one day. The Vino 301 Wine Concierge hosts a full-service wine and spirits tour at various wineries, breweries and distilleries across Maryland. They provide transportation complete with a personal tour guide to answer all of your questions along the way. There are many tours to choose from, you can select a wine tour only, wine and chocolate tour, wine and cheese tour, wine and food tour, wine tasting classes and wine tasting parties… you get my drift. On this particular Saturday, my best friend and I enjoyed our adventure on the Wine, Beer and Spirit Tour, it was truly a spirited beverage adventure. Read the rest here.

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    Recap: Baltimore’s First Ever Dîner en Blanc

    July 18th, 2017

    It was almost impossible to scroll on any of your  social media feeds this past weekend without seeing pictures of Baltimore’s first ever Dîner en Blanc. The Dîner en Blanc concept began in Paris in 1988 when Frenchman François Pasquier invited a group of friends to an elegant outdoor dinner at Bois de Boulogne, asking them to dress in white so they could find each other, the famous all white dinner is now held in cities worldwide.

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    The fabulous pop up dinner which is pretty challenging to get an invite too, brought together 1,500 of Baltimore’s finest at the Baltimore Zoo (which you had to take a bus too) for an evening of great food, dancing and drinks in your Sunday best white attire. Even Baltimore’s newest mayor, Catherine Pugh attended the event and greeted well wishers with a short speech before taking her seat.

    As the sun begin to set guests finished their dinner and waved their “sparklers,” a dinner en blanc tradition as a community marching band “New Baltimore Twilighters” begin marching throughout the venue which really got the the evening  started. Attendees continued the party on the dance floor as a D.J. hopped on the wheels to keep the party going.

    However, the night was pretty short as guests had to pack up all their stuff and be out of the venue by midnight. Still, many had a fantastic time, while others not so much. Check out some reviews here and here.

    I’m sure with time the event will only get bigger and better.

     

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    Recap: Broccoli City Festival 2017

    May 8th, 2017

    Its been five years since Broccoli City Festival first touched the grounds of Washington D.C., a festival curated by Howard University graduate Brandon McEachern to implement the importance of healthy eating and sustainable communities for African Americans. This years festival brought out nearly ten thousand people to a rainy Gateway D.C., where crowd goers hovered under umbrellas, rain coats, plastic bags and anything they could use to cover their heads from the on and off rain to catch the performances.

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    The show which  featured acts like Future, Jhene Aiko, The Internet and more in the past pulled all the stops this year bringing out heavy hitters like  Solange Knowles, Rae Sremmurd and Lil’ Yachty amongst others.

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    There are only a handful of festivals that take place in the D.M.V. area, so every time one takes place it’s a gigantic reunion where attendees look forward to vibing out to good music, eating great food and hanging with friends. Broccoli did everything in their power to make festival goers have an out of the box experience this year including; a 3D Planned Parenthood activation, photo booths, extraordinary vendors who offered a variety of unquie items. However, our favorite activation was from Toyota which concert goers could hop in one of their show cars and create their own music video.

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    This years artist did not disappoint as well, besides the heavy hitters, artist like One Love, Rhapsody, 21 Savage, Chaz French, Rejjie Snow, Sir The Baptist, and Kevin Abstract took the stage. However, Solange certainly stood out with her extremely artistic performance with songs like Cranes In The Sky and T.O.N.Y., she even surprised fans by coming into the crowd to shake hands.

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    And of course it wouldn’t be Broccoli City if it wasn’t some turn up and Rae Sremmurd left it all on the stage. They performed all of their hits including Black Beatles, No Type and several more. They turned Gateway into an unforgettable live party that made Broccoli’s fifth year celebration one to remember. We can’t wait until next year!

     

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    Recap: Ann Taylor Hosts Design Sponge Founder Grace Bonney & Friends for Cocktails & Conversation

    March 15th, 2017

    Last week, womenswear brand Ann Taylor hosted Grace Bonney, the creator of popular lifestyle and design website Design*Sponge, for an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Dupont Circle Ann Taylor location.

    More than 100 women from the District were there, including media, influencers, entrepreneurs and alumni from the HERlead Fellowship program, a groundbreaking partnership between Ann Inc. and Vital Voices aimed at training and empowering the next generation of female leaders,

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    Attendees were treated to a unique networking and panel discussion event moderated by Bonney, featuring a quartet of powerhouse entrepreneurs from the D.C. area: Amanda McClements, owner of Salt & Sundry; Carolyn Misterek, founder of Matine; Jamyla Bennu, co-founder of Oyin Handmade and Ximena Hartsock, co-founder of Phone2Action.

    The four panelists imparted their business expertise and wisdom on modern womanhood during the hour-long discussion about entrepreneurship and social change.

    The discussion concluded with a special Q&A, allowing guests to seek first-hand tips and tricks from the influential women.

    Guests also enjoyed light bites and drinks as they perused Ann Taylor’s Spring 2017 collection and took home signed copies of Bonney’s bestselling new book, In the Company of Women, as a gift with purchase.

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    The event took place just one day after International Women’s Day and Vital Voices’ 20th Anniversary Gala honoring Hillary Rodham Clinton, and helped serve as a sneak peak into the fashion brand’s new monthly discussion series with the author, featuring stories of inspired and inspiring women.

    The series will launch on www.AnnTaylor.com in early Spring.

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