It’s rare that a Saturday night leads me to Adams Morgan. Let’s face it, I’m no longer a newbie in Washington, nor am I 21 years old. Both of these facts exclude me from making AdMo my weekend rager destination of choice.
But a recent Saturday night I was, in fact, spotted on 18th Street (the horror). I was found on the second floor of a restaurant known as Bourbon, with Cori Sue and a gaggle of friends in tow, dancing until the wee hours of the morning.
I was there for RaiseDC, an organization that throws killer parties for charity, run by a couple of really cool guys.
This particular party had the likes of Chris Burns (Lost Society, U St Music Hall resident DJ) and Bishop D (Lucky Dub, Step Brothers) spinning upbeat dance music mixed with funky Motown. The mix made for a great night, plus the bar was serving up awesome drink specials, which certainly helped, too.
The entire evening benefited the Earth Conservation Corps, a nonprofit youth development and environmental service organization located on the heavily polluted Anacostia River in Southeast Washington, D.C.—one of our nation’s most disadvantaged communities.
It was a great reason to celebrate. In fact, we loved this party so much we’ve decided to join the RaiseDC boys for their next shindig. Stay tuned for deets on a Summer Brunch Party of epic proportions. Oh, it’s coming.