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This Week: February 19-24

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Good morning, ladies and gents! Or shall we say, good afternoon?

I assume most of you had a long weekend, thanks to President Washington, and are struggling to get back into the swing of things. There are some interesting things happenin’ round town this week.

First and foremost, it’s Social Media Week here in D.C. There are cool events happening all week long, from panels to parties. Find out all the scoopage on the website.


Because I’m a Power Bitch (kidding, kind of), I’ll be a panelist on the Levo League’s Power Panel this evening with some other area female entrepreneurs and well-rounded ladies. I’ll be joined by Carly from The College Prepster (she also works for Levo in NYC), Elizabeth Kane of CharityChicksUS, and  Laura DiLibero of York Design Co. We’ll be providing career advice and insights on entrepreneurship to D.C. area young ladies over Georgetown Cupcakes and beverages.

The Levo League is a online networking site designed to elevate young women (Gen Y) in the workforce by providing the career resources needed to achieve personal and professional success.  Levo is the Latin root of the word “elevate” & anyone can join by setting up a profile online. To learn more about Levo, check out the launch video as well as the group’s D.C. page.

Cost is free, RSVP here. 7:30 p.m., 103 Funger Hall, 2201 G Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

DC power panel


Why not have a mid-week dinner date with your girlfriends? Our favorite spots Policy, Ulah and SoHo all have half-priced wine night. There are a slew of new (or somewhat new) restaurants I’m dying to try: Table, Daikaya, Maple and Corduroy.


Sixth Engine, which serves up a delicious comfort food brunch, is turning one! The restaurant is partnering with Mandu and Taylor Gourmet to celebrate this Thursday. Danny Lee from Mandu and Casey Patten from Taylor Gourmet will join Sixth Engine Chef Paul Madrid in the kitchen on Thursday, serving small bites inspired by each chef’s favorite dishes at their counterparts restaurant.

The unique plates include fun creations like: The Bulgoagie, a mini hoagie on original Taylor Gourmet hoagie roll, stuffed with bulgogi, kimchi, and a gochujang spread; the Mac n Kim, mac n cheese using Shin brand ramen noodles and spice pack, Kraft American cheese, and fresh diced kimchi; and a Kimchi Fried Rice Risotto Ball with spicy pork, bulgogi, gochujang sauce & spicy pickled cucumber. There will be specials all night on Catoctin Creek whiskey and brews from 3 Stars Brewing.

10 p.m., Sixth Engine, 438 Massachusetts Ave NW  Washington, D.C. (202) 506-2455


There’s a very cool D.C.-themed exhibit opening at the Crocoran Friday night. And, of course, there’s a great party to kick it off tonight, sponsored by the Washington City Paper and the Corcoran Contemporaries, with support from Port City Brewing Company, Chandon, 9:30 Club and Scion.

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s, organized by Curator Roger Gastman, explores e thriving underground of Washington during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. We’ll have an interview with Gastman on Friday. The sold-out party is from 8-11 p.m. Friday and the exhibit runs through April 7. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Later in the evening, stop by the Social Media Week Closing Party, which is always a killer time. This year, it’s happening down on Water Street at Malmaison. Tickets, $10. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 3401 Water Street N.W., Washington, D.C.


Like R&B music? Like food? The Carolina Kitchen will host R & B legend and nationally syndicated radio host of the Sweat Hotel, a very popular urban contemporary nighttime program in the nation,  Keith Sweat as he discusses his new book, Make it Last Forever: The Dos and the Don’ts with Micheline Bowman on Saturday.Following the discussion, Keith will sign books and take pictures. Tickets, Saturday, 6 p.m. The Carolina Kitchen, 6501 America Blvd, Hyattsville, Md.,  (301) 927-2929.


Brunch! Lately, we’ve enjoyed Quench out in the ‘burbs, Smoke and Barrel for a meat-heavy buffet in AdMo, and for more meat in Columbia Heights, hit up Kangaroo Boxing Club.

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