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Alexandria Boaters Sail for Blood Cancer Research

Alexandria Boaters Sail for Blood Cancer Research

 

Here's something fun to do this weekend for a good cause.

Old Dominion Boat Club will host the 2012 National Capital Area Leukemia Cup Power Poker Run on Saturday, August 25.

The Leukemia Cup, which started in 2007, is a national program that raises money through various sailing and boating events for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Eight cents of every dollar raised is put toward research and patient services including financial aid for medical costs, support groups and educational programs.

Last year the events raised around $3.8 million nationally.

 

Sergio Mendes to Headline 9th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival In Sept.

Sergio Mendes to Headline 9th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival In Sept.

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

Grammy award-winner Sergio Mendes will headline an all-star jazz line-up at the ninth annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival to be held Saturday, September 8 from 4:30 to 10 p.m., at Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place (at the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street).

 

The free, outdoor program that attracted thousands of music lovers last year will also feature Marcus Johnson, the Bruce Swaim Quartet and Elliot Levine. 

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Hosting Flamenco Thursday Show

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Hosting Flamenco Thursday Show

The Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, located in the heart of Georgetown, has scheduled a series of “Flamenco Thursday” shows. The shows, which begin at 10:45 p.m. each Thursday, will feature the traditional Spanish sounds of flamenco guitarist Ricardo Marlow, and the authentic voice of Hector Jose Marquez. Diners can enjoy a variety of tapas prior to the show.

“We are excited to offer the wonderful sounds of flamenco every Thursday night,” says Danny Araujo, General Manager of Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger. “It’s a great time to get out and take in some culture, relax, and enjoy the evening. Whether it’s a first date, you are out with friends, or you come on out by yourself, you are sure to have a wonderful time.”

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

What do you have planned for Sunday, August 12? If you’re lucky, you will be consuming comfort food and unlimited beer while cruising on a yacht at sunset for the 3rd Annual Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise.

To celebrate D.C. Beer Week, which starts this Sunday, the luxurious Odyssey yacht will set sail at 6 p.m., and tickets are now available

Guests will enjoy a 3-hour cruise along the Potomac with dinner, a DJ and unlimited tastings of more than 40 of your favorite craft beers from across the U.S. and around the world.  

A few of the breweries taking part in this ultimate adventure include, 3 Stars Brewing Co.
, Abita, Flying Fish, Flying Dog, Harpoon, DC Brau, Port City Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Uinta Brewing Co., and more.

Click here for more information.

Award-Winning Magician Performs In D.C. This August

Award-Winning Magician Performs In D.C. This August

Washingtonian’s are in for a real treat this August as Josh Norris, the magician named D.C.’s Best Performing Artist” by Washington City Paper is hosting a 90-minute magic show at Helix Lounge in D.C.

Beginning Friday, August 10, Norris will combine magic, psychology, and hypnosis, with a human lie detector where he is certain he can decode the thoughts of audience members in THINK: An Evening of Mind Reading and Magic.

All guests can arrive early to enjoy extended Happy Hour specials at Kimpton’s Hotel Helix, located at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue in Northwest, D.C., as well as discounted $4 Magic Hat beers, and an $8 “Magic Martini” featuring gin, peach liqueur, orange juice, grenadine and a champagne float.

A complimentary champagne toast will be provided to guests during the show.

JCPenney's Offers Free Haircuts To Kids In August

JCPenney's Offers Free Haircuts To Kids In August

To help kids get ready for the back to school grind, JCPenney’s is offering free haircuts for students in grades kindergarten to sixth grade the whole month of August.

Customers can call 855-JCP-KIDS or stop by a local salon to schedule a free August appointment while they last.

Today, if you schedule a haircut, JCPenney’s will donate $1 for every free cut to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H.

To find JCPenney’s stores in your area, visit www.jcp.com, and click on “find a store” for locations.