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This past Friday evening, hundreds gathered for the 9th annual “Walk This Way” charity fashion show presented by “Becky’s Fund” at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. TV personality Tamron Hall served as emcee for the evening, which raised more than $200,000 towards the organization’s effort to end domestic abuse.
D.C.-based bespoke suit brand Brimble & Clark outfitted the region’s top pro athletes, including Redskins stars Vernon Davis and Chris Carter, D.C. United’s Steven Birnbaum, Kofi Opare and Sean Franklin, international goalie Bill Hamid, Washington Mystics player Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and former NFL stars Gary Clark and John Booty, among others. Female models, including WPGC’s Sunni and the City, Washington Spirits player Estelle Johnson and sports commentator Christy Winters-Scott dazzled in dresses by DiDomenico.
Walk This Way benefits the Becky’s Fund’s “Men of Code” program, an initiative devoted to engaging and educating coaches and young male athletes about becoming leaders and allies in the movement to end domestic violence.
With the heightened visibility of the #METOO campaign which has prompted women to come forward with their stories of assault and abuse, Becky’s Fund is doubling its efforts to teach young men and boys that no means no. Men of Code members from D.C.’s Ballou Senior High Schoolvarsity football team shared impactful and personal stories during the Walk This Way event and the funds raised during the evening will help bring the program to three new local schools in 2018. To donate to Men of Code, please visit http://www.menofcode.org
With the help of event chair Mark Ellington and top sponsors Pruitt Foundation, JSON ARTS, Verizon, Dr. A Brion Gardner, Alivia Franzone, Break Thru Beverage, Peroni, Samba Sol and more, guests were provided with exquisite masquerade masks to wear as an homage to the event’s theme and message: taking off the “mask” of domestic abuse everywhere.
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This past Thursday night, a few hundred D.C. taste makers gathered at a meeting location in Chevy Chase, MD where we awaited black shuttle buses to take us to a private mansion in Washington D.C. The invitation did not give us an address, but everyone knew that they were in for one great night and Home By Martell did not disappoint.
Once on the buses, guests were escorted about fifteen minutes away to a ritzy neighborhood in Chesterfield Pl, N.W. Upon arrival, a violinist greeted us outside of the mansion. Once inside it was impossible not to stare at how absolutely modern and amazing everything looked. Although we were obviously in D.C. the style of the mansion looked very L.A. and stood out from all of the other houses in the neighborhood.
The center of the first floor featured a large circular bar where multiple bartenders were doing their best to serve the attendees that wouldn’t stop coming. Our favorite drink was the Martell Blue Swift that included shaved ice. It was so delicious that we couldn’t stop going back for more.
Throughout the house Martell was smartly branded all over with decals on the wall, back drops, sleek furniture that featured Martell pillows and even a Martell selfie ball. Who knew those existed ?
The four story home also included a patio that guests could go out on, a large basement with a D.J. and a Martell video booth that allowed you to make your own mini music video with your friends. Hors d’oeuvres consisted of fresh baked cornbread topped with caviar (fancy), crab balls and more.
The brand topped the night off with a featured performance by Wale who hosted the event and it was certainly one for the books!
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One of our favorite events of the year happened this past Thursday and we’re stillll thinking about it.
Urban Daddy and Infiniti joined forces once again this year to curate the ultimate dining experience. Guests and influencers from a variety of different worlds gathered for an evening of decadence, featuring a multi-course dinner of elaborate food stations sprinkled throughout the Longview Gallery (1234 9th Street) space.
Guests enjoyed interactive food stations, a donut wall, cognac flambé station, delicious seafood, assortments of meat and all the pasta your heart desired thanks to the extremely talented Chef Roblé Ali, who was the premiere chef for the event.
Oh! And the entertainment — as usual — was out of this world. There were dancers galore, a New Orleans style band and great live singing. One of our favorites of the night was a Lady Gaga impersonator, who sounded just like the real thing.
Of course Infiniti had cars on deck so guests could check out their newest designs that fit in perfectly with the events decor.
It’s always so impressive to see what can be done in the beautiful Long View Gallery art space and the event organizers did not hold back.
We cannot say enough about how absolutely fab this event is. It is a must attend! We literally cannot wait until the next one.
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Hundreds came out recently to Rye Street Tavern’s (225 E Cromwell) first ever Rye Day The 13th. The evening was full of out of the box games like life size Connect Four and Pac Man, yummy cocktails courtesy of Sagamore Spirit, a live band and some of the best food ever via Rye Street Tavern of course. This was my third time at Baltimore’s new hot spot and I must say I cannot get enough! I’m sure you’ve heard about it by now and if not here’s three reasons you have to get to Rye Street Tavern now.
1.) Food! Food! Food!
It’s obvious that great care and attention to detail went into creating the menu for Rye Street Tavern. It seems that there isn’t anything on the menu that isn’t absolutely delicious. Whether you’re trying out the pan seared scallops, the duck or their oysters you pretty much cannot go wrong. What’s even cooler is that you can actually see the chef’s cooking as the kitchen is open.
We love that Rye Street Tavern is a bit secluded from the craziness of downtown Baltimore. Dining here you don’t have to worry about trying to find parking and did we mention it’s located by the water and has areas where you can chill outside on the heated patio with your friends. It’s awesome.
3.) The Events
The people over at Rye Street Tavern know how to throw a party! Their email list is a must subscribe to enjoy all the cool perks like Whiskey on the River, new menu features and more.
Tell them we sent you:)
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
“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!
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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).
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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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.
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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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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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!
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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