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This Week: November 7-13

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Tonight, head to Tryst in Adams Morgan to check out the best of D.C.’s local businesses and what they have to offer for the holiday season. Think Local First is hosting the showcase in conjunction with Chocolate City Brewery. There will be live music from Renee Moffatt, tastings of Tryst’s new fall and winter bar menu, and complimentary Chocolate City Brewery beer. Register here.

Our partner The Sophistocrats launches this week! Make sure you’ve signed up to be a part of it. We’ll be announcing their launch party next Monday.


Chevy Chase will be full of geeks as Geek 2 Chic transforms techies into models to raise money for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, which teaches entrepreneurship to low-income youth. The fashion show and party is produced by Microsoft in partnership with Bloomingdale’s, and will feature more than 20 “geeks” including Facebook’s Andrew Noyes, NBC’s Jim Long, and Venga’s Winston Lord. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets are still available, get them here before they sell out.


Head to Room & Board to meet Deborah Needleman, founding editor-in-chief of Domino magazine, current editor of WSJ Magazine, and author of the new book “The Perfectly Imperfect Home.” The furniture store will be hosting the book signing, store tours, and offering cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, from 6 to 8 p.m. 1840 14th Street NW. RSVP to [email protected]


Get into a Capital Food Fight Thursday evening at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Celebrity chefs such as Jose Andres, Anthony Bourdain, and DC’s Todd Gray will engage in culinary battles, tastes, lessons, and more—all to raise awareness and resources for DC Central Kitchen’s fight against hunger. Get tickets here.


Celebrate Veterans Day with Luke’s Wings at its second annual “Homecoming” event at Reagan National Airport’s Historic Terminal A, overlooking the runway. Live band, food, open bar, and an honorable salute to our troops—all to benefit Luke’s Wings, which connects hospitalized wounded warriors and their families during the Holidays. Get tickets here.


Cori Sue has been practicing for months, and this Saturday she’ll be gearing up for the Blondes vs. Brunettes Football Game at 2 p.m. But bragging rights don’t just belong on the field. Put your money where your mouth is and contribute online for your favorite team to the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. A minimum $25 donation is considered admission to Saturday’s bloodbath and Victory Party that immediately follows. Get your tickets/make your donation here. George Washington University Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, 2100 Foxhall Road, NW.


I’ll be running the Veterans Day 10k, attempting to beat my time from the MCM10k. This year the race benefits Luke’s Wings, and circles West Potomac Park near the Tidal Basin and FDR Memorial. Register here and join me.

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  1. A silly question but… Just received a ticket to the DCCK Food Fight! But what to wear….suggestions? Didn’t receive a paper invitation so don’t know attire.


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