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Are You D.C.'s Best Bartender? Show Your Stuff in The Jefferson's Cocktail Competition

Are You D.C.'s Best Bartender?  Show Your Stuff in The Jefferson's Cocktail Competition

The newly re-modeled Jefferson in Downtown DC has a stylish cocktail lounge called Quill where on January 16th, 2011 they will be hosting the 2nd Quill Cocktail Competition. Quill, located at 1200 16th Street, NW, is issuing a challenge to the DC area's most talented mixologist to come together and show what they have to offer. The contestants will be challenged to create an original drink around Jefferson's Bourbon. Seven judges will score each drink according to a list of criteria including creativity, taste and appearance. 

You can be a judge yourself by attending the competition for $50 per person, which will offer a sampling of Quill's signature cocktails, canapes and samples of the contestants' original cocktails. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the contest begins at 3p.m..

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

Are you looking for a charter school for your child? Then don’t miss the D.C. Charter School Recruitment Expo on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from noon – 4:00pm at the Washington Convention Center. It will be a one-stop opportunity to learn about the diverse array of charter school options available in Washington, D.C..  Come and meet the school leaders of the 52 charter schools. 

Teachers are encouraged to attend to see what teaching opportunites are available. 

Take the Metro right to the Convention Center to avoid traffic and parking challenges. Call 202-328-2660 if you have questions, or just come down. Tell your friends!
 
The first 500 children that attend will receive giftbags!
 
This event is free for D.C. families and metro-area teachers.

For more information visit our website www.dccharterexpo.org.

 

Search Party Volunteers Needed this Sunday for Missing Dog

Search Party Volunteers Needed this Sunday for Missing Dog

In October 2010, life seemed to be turning around for a 90-pound English Mastiff named Olivia.  Rescued by A Forever Home Foundation (AFH), it seemed apparent that she was fought, bred, and abused in her prior home, leaving her terrified of most human interaction.  AFH foster mother Laura Colleton recalls that “her biggest challenge is that…everything in the outside world is new and scary to her. I have never cared for a more needy, vulnerable dog.”

When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment

When the Snow and Ice Fall, So Does the Admission Price at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment

As the winter weather season begins in the DC Metro area, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment kicks off their Snowbird Special for the chilly months.  Anytime that the District of Columbia is under a Winter Weather Advisory or Warming issued by the National Weather Service, the museum will offer $10.00 admission to anyone who states “I’m a Snowbird” at the admissions desk. 

The Capitals Get Back in the Rink for Practice After Loss Against the Ducks

The Capitals Get Back in the Rink for Practice After Loss Against the Ducks

After last night's tough loss against the Anaheim Ducks, it was back to the rink for practice this morning for the Washington Capitals. Practice sessions are open to the public and free of charge, so you can go check them out at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA. Being from San Diego, I don't know much about ice hockey, but there were tons of fanatic fans there snapping photos and watching their favorite players getting their practice in. The Washington Capitals have their next home game on Tuesday, December 21 against the New Jersey Devils. 

General times for practice and morning skates are as follows:

Non-game day:
 10:30 a.m. on ice

Game day:
 10 a.m. on ice

Day after game:
 11 a.m. on ice

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Collide, the new motion picture from DMV filmmaker Master June Daguiso, will premiere this Sunday at the Burke Theater. Collide is the latest action film from the Virginia resident and martial arts expert, who also stars. The movie tells the story of three criminals from different cultures whose paths inexorably cross in the U.S. Although an indie film, Collide has been three years in the making and was partially shot on location in El Salvador.

Collide will have its red carpet premiere this Sunday December 19 with showings at 11AM and 2PM. As of this writing, the 11AM showing is nearly sold out. Tickets are $15, but contact me for info on how to get in for half price.

Downtown Holiday Market Back in Chinatown/Penn Quarter

Downtown Holiday Market Back in Chinatown/Penn Quarter

This story comes to us from the office of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans:

The sixth annual Downtown Holiday Market returned to the District on Friday, December 3 and will run through Thursday, December 23, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on F Street between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. 

 

Close to 180 rotating artisans and exhibitors, averaging about 50 per week, are selling unique and quality crafts, fine art, jewelry, pottery, clothing and photography. Selections will include handmade knits, Peruvian art, handcrafted soaps, contemporary jewelry and European textiles.