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D.C. Fashion Week Showcases International Fashions and an upbeat Washington

D.C. Fashion Week Showcases International Fashions and an upbeat Washington

When you think of fashion week you think New York or Milan.  While New York is undoubtedly an epicenter of fashion, Washington has its own distinct style and its fashion week features international designs from all over the world.

“In terms of functional clothing, Washingtonians stick to a work uniform,” says Ean Williams, founder and organizer of DC Fashion Week, now in its ninth year. “That’s what the world sees. They only see us at work. We’re making policy that changes the world. But go to any happy hour and watch how people change their wardrobe at the bars.”

DC Lottery After Dark

DC Lottery After Dark

The D.C. Lottery and HOT 99.5  joined forces to promote the new D.C. Lottery Monopoly Scratcher with two nights of contests and chances to win $500 and $2,500 prizes each night.

Trucktoberfest At Union Market

Trucktoberfest At Union Market

Here's your chance to try all the area food trucks!

Trucktoberfest will feature over 40 local food trucks and lots of events. It will all take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Union Market located at 1309 5th Street NE.


"{The event] will give attendees the chance to visit their favorite food trucks in one place, while enjoying a full day of activities with friends and family," said Patrick Rathbone, DCFTA event organizer and owner-operator of Big Cheese food truck.

The Crubside Cookoff is an Octoberfest-themed festival and the largest in the region according to the DC Food Truck Association. For more information visit http://www.curbsidecookoffdc.com/

 

 

Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

The 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival is coming to Prince George's County on Saturday, September 22, from 12:30-6 p.m. at the Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.

The Festival offers live entertainment on three stages, music workshops and activities for the entire family for free!

For more information about the 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, call 301-322-0853.  

Cheeseburger Eating Contest During National Cheeseburger Day!

Cheeseburger Eating Contest During National Cheeseburger Day!

Attention Competitive Eaters!

BGR The Burger Joint, will host a cheeseburger slider eating contest on Tuesday to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day.

Contestants will compete to see who can eat the most sliders in 10 minutes. The champ will take home $500 cash prize and will get the chance to compete along four other regional BGR winners in the National finals on National Hamburger Day, May 28th.

The second place winner will get a $250 gift card to BGR and the third place will received a $100 gift card to the cheeseburger joint.

The contest starts at 12pm on Tuesday, September 18 at BGR The Burger Joint at 4827 Fairmont Avenue in Bethesda.

JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

 

The Beacon, a family-owned newspaper dedicated to providing useful information to people 50 and over,  is hosting the 13th Annual 50+Expo.

City Officials Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Renovated Mt. Pleasant Library

City Officials Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Renovated Mt. Pleasant Library

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials gathered at Mt. Pleasant Library on Wednesday for a ribbon cutting ceremony after it underwent an $11.2 million renovation project.

The library located at 3160 16th Street NW opened its doors in 1925 and is the third-oldest operating Library in D.C. The renovation project, which began in April of 2010, includes improvements like:  a new layout, improved lighting, upgraded electrical and HVAC systems.

“With every historic library we improve, we discover some hidden gem that we can’t wait to showcase,” said D.C. Public Library (DCPL) Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper. “This library is no exception. Not only have we improved the service that we can provide to library users in this building, but we have enhanced the original library’s design and found a way to celebrate a Washington artist.”

Mt. Pleasant Library will host a grand-opening party on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.