THE DC RAMMY AWARDS ARE ON THE WAY…

So…we know you’ve heard of the Grammys. You’ve even heard of the Razzies, but are you hip enough to know about the Rammys?

No?

Okay…well, that’s alright…honestly you probably fall in line with right around 99.995% of the rest of the population.

So — if right about now you’re feeling kind of like you fail at DC pride, knowledge and overall life in general — it’s okay — you’re forgiven.

See what you have to understand is that it’s no secret that the rest of the country is kind of taking notice of our little gem of a district. We kind of had the arrival of the DC Michelin Guide and “… in case you missed it, Bon Appétit Magazine dubbed DC ‘The Restaurant City of the Year,'”. Yeah — we’re freaking awesome. THE DC RAMMY AWARDS ARE ON THE WAY…

FINALLY GET IT RIGHT ONCE FOR MOTHER’S DAY — OR ELSE…

Make Mom a Macaron! — or just eat them

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Olivia Macaron
3222 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
Uhm whoa. First off – I would be there at 11:45AM SHARP even if I didn’t have a mother to take. Literally – for those of you who have distant relatives you may or may not want to just grab the nearest sweet old lady at the supermarket and get your macaron on like King Kong…just sayin…just be sure to return her…and don’t forget to coach her on Q&A to make sure she doesn’t crack under pressure and improvisation before going in…I’ve learned this the hard way…Nothing ruins a posh macaron chow down like a panicked and confused elderly lady… FINALLY GET IT RIGHT ONCE FOR MOTHER’S DAY — OR ELSE…

AWESOME EVENTS YOU TOTALLY SHOULDN’T MISS

What: Berlin Underground: Contemporaries Bash 2017

Hosted by: Art Soiree

Where: Dock5 at Union Market DC, 1309 5th St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002

When: Friday, May 19 at 8:30 PM – 1:30 AM

Arts events company Art Soiree is hosting this year’s  2017 Contemporaries Bash as a part of the Phillip’s Collection’s annual fundraising event which is set to benefit their esteemed education programs. The bash takes its name from the German city in homage to it’s “pulsing underground nightlife” and looks to bring the capital’s “decadent club scene” to Union Market’s Dock5. The evening is set to be a blast, full of cocktails, music, food, fashion and dancing until your legs fall off. AWESOME EVENTS YOU TOTALLY SHOULDN’T MISS

C.A.T.S ON A MISSION: A DC INITIATIVE

Whether we’re way too many games of Words With Friends deep into our phone, scrolling through our enviable Instagram feed, zoning out to the umpteenth episode of Modern Family, reading the news, creeping on Facebook, or just going about our business, there’s one thing that we can never seem to escape: ads. They’re even all up in our grills as we stroll down the street, or go to take the metro. And while some might, quite literally, turn the other cheek…some simply won’t stand for it. Case in point: The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service. C.A.T.S ON A MISSION: A DC INITIATIVE

ART IS ALIVE AND WELL, AND IT’S IN CRYSTAL CITY

Art is definitely NOT dead, and if you need proof, go to Artomatic where you can see exhibits by more than 600 local artists, including paintings, drawing, sculptures, photographs and more. (See photos at the bottom.)

It’s true — you can sip chardonnay and speak in hushed tones to your companion while taking in the deeper meaning behind a rectangular canvas painted a single shade of dark blue. But here, you’ll have to sip it from a plastic cup, and your companion will never hear your hoity-toity critique, because it will be drowned out by the delighted voices of other show-goers, some who may have had more than a few plastic cups of wine. ART IS ALIVE AND WELL, AND IT’S IN CRYSTAL CITY

APRIL EVENT SPOTLIGHT: DC TASTE OF THE NATION

Get your taste on to help end child hunger.


Who: Share Our Strength
What: No Kid Hungry | Taste of the Nation
When: April 19, 2017
Time: 7PM general admission / 6PM For VIP

Where: Nationals Park
Address: 1500 S. Capitol St. SE., Washington, DC

So, every once in a while  an organization comes along who genuinely cares. This organization actually rolls up their sleeves and really tries to make a difference in this world — and Share Our Strength definitely seems to be setting the bar quite high for the rest of us. APRIL EVENT SPOTLIGHT: DC TASTE OF THE NATION