Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ladies Only

Next Tuesday, EcoWomen is having an event featuring Jessy Tolkan, currently serving as Challenge Campaign Director for Energy Action Coaltion.

A bit about Jessy:

“Jessy is a rock star of youth voting and empowerment. She got her start as
a student activist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned
her degree in Political Science and African-American Studies. While at
UW-Madison her work included organizing student vote coalitions in 2000
and 2002, helping to elect Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin to office, and
engaging students in local politics through her own bid for the Madison
City Council at age 19. After graduation, Jessy worked as the Wisconsin
State Director for the New Voters Project, registering over 130,000 18-24
year old voters across the state and helping to produce one of the highest
youth voter turnout rates in the country, a historic 11% increase in youth
voter turnout in the US, the largest increase since 18 year-olds got the
right to vote. Jessy was recently named one of the "Real Hot 100=94
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Jessy has just coordinated Energy Action Coalition's organizing efforts to
coordinate PowerShift, , the first national youth summit to solve the
climate crisis. This event brought in over 5,000 youth to organize and
educate congress of the importance making climate change a priority.”

Tuesday November 13
Teaism @ 8th & D Streets
RSVP: to

Good stuff.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Fall drinking

Happy Hour at Equinox sounds yummy. Every Tuesday until Dec. 4, go there for Hard Cider Hour.
reports: “And for the hard stuff, featured cocktails include the Apple Pillar made with Laird’s Applejack, fresh cider, lemon and orange juices and maple syrup ($10), the Pumpkin Cobbler with cinnamon-infused rum, Laird’s Applejack, hot cider and pumpkin spice liqueur ($10), Falling Leaves with vanilla-infused rum, fresh cider, lemongrass-infused simple syrup, mint and a Laird’s Applejack splash ($11), and the Brown Mary, mixed with pepper-infused rum, cider, Laird’s Applejack, fresh lemon juice and orange bitters ($11).”

There will be free snacks including venison chili, carmelized onion and fig flatbread, pumpkin fritters, and sweet potato potstickers.

818 Connecticut Ave.

Don’t feel bad about your Starbucks…

On November 8, 23, 26 and December 8, 15 and 22, purchase a Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte or Peppermint Mocha and Starbucks will be passing along a portion of the purchase price to Modest Needs Foundation. The group grants local funds to low-income workers who are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis.

The Pink Spiders

The Pink Spiders are playing at the Rock and Roll Hotel. I’ve never seen them live but the lead singer did go to prom with my roommate from college.

Action Action
The Pink Spiders
you, me, and everyone we know
Paper Rival

Doors | 7pm Show | 730pm

Tickets $10

A View from the Bridge

Your last chance to see an opera this fall is coming up. But you probably know that because you have already probably signed up for the Generation O list!

A View from the Bridge:
Generation O Dates and Tickets Still Available
Thursday, November 8, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

$25 Rear Orchestra / $35 Side Orchestra
$50 Prime Orchestra / $75 Premium Orchestra
Enter source code 6298 when ordering tickets

Poetry Reading

There’s an event tonight at the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts for only $10.


2007 Small Nations Poetry Reading
11/6/2007 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$10 general admission. Limited seating. For reservations call 202-783-7370 or email before November 1.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts and Their Excellencies

Eva Nowotny, Ambassador of Austria
Naser M.Y. Al Belooshi, Ambassador of Bahrain
Elena Poptodorova, Ambassador of Bulgaria
Andreas Kakouris, Ambassador of Cyprus
Albert Jónsson, Ambassador of Iceland
Claudia Fritsche, Ambassador of Liechtenstein
Joseph Weyland, Ambassador of Luxembourg
Mark Miceli-Farrugia, Ambassador of Malta
Gilles Alexandre Noghes, Ambassador of Monaco
Samuel žbogar, Ambassador of Slovenia

invite you to the 2007 Small Nations Poetry Reading

Readings begin at 7 p.m. followed by a reception featuring wines from many participating countries and light hors d'oeuvres.

100% of the proceeds will benefit NMWA's "Bridging Communities" Program promoting cross-cultural exchange among elementary school children in the Washington, D.C. metro-area.

every tuesday

BYT mentioned ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS for $15.50. I cannot believe I have not known about this sooner.


All You Can Eat Mussels With French Fries
Tomato, Garlic, White Wine & Herbs or
Shallots, Garlic, White Wine & Herbs or
Hot Peppers, Garlic, White Wine & Herbs or
Saffron, Cream, Dry Vermouth

Plus French Fries.

3321 Connecticut Ave NW

And so...

Since I’ll be in out of town and away from a computer for five days starting Thursday, I’ll include some future events along with today’s best. SO…

This Thursday you should be going to eat cupcakes and drink wine at Terra. The Dupont Boutique is celebrating its first birthday. The party is from 6-9pm.

1706 Connecticut Ave NW

Monday, November 5, 2007

EU Film Fest

That's the link to the EU Film Showcase.

I'd say Persepolis would be a good bet. The graphic novel the film is based on is quite interesting.

Keifer Sutherland

Jack Bauer/Kiefer Sutherland is in town filming scenes for 24. When he was here filming "The Sentinel" during the summer of 2005, he went to McFadden's on a Tuesday. I was also at McFadden's that night (I know, so sad, but I was so young!). He went in about 15 minutes after I left and I had to live it down for months and months. Anyway, the moral of the story is go to bars in Georgetown and Foggy Bottom to catch a glimpse of Jack.

20/10 Party

Couple Things:

1. Tomorrow night is the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 20/10 Kick-off Party. $10 tickets here Afterwards, stick around for the cast party. There will be a DJ, drink specials, and door prizes.

2. Do not buy your tickets from Gold Star Events for this one, kids. Buy your tickets directly from the theatre’s website because Gold Star Events is charging a $7.50 transaction fee or whatever they call it. Seriously, how shady it that?

610 F Street NW

Brunch at Matchbox

Brunch at Matchbox is turning into a popular affair. I was there yesterday to scope out the scene and report back. To be frank, I don’t particularly care for the brunch-time meal. My stomach is usually too queasy for really heavy, greasy food after a night out and the thought of cocktails in the morning isn’t appealing. But nonetheless, Matchbox’s selections looked tasty. The chorizo & manchego egg tortilla was huge and nicely prepared. But the items that looked best were the cocktails, especially the champagne cocktails. Included were the chinatown made of peach juice, peach snapps, and a melon slice and the palm springs made from grapefruit juice and pomegarnite liquor. It is definitely worth a trip.


Yesterday I saw The Taming of the Shrew at the Shakespeare Theatre (the Lansburgh Theatre- I have to get used to there being TWO Shakespeare Theatres now). The play is a lot of fun; fun for the audience and fun for the cast. It runs through November 25 (just extended from the 18th) so you still have time to catch it. Really, I’m pretty lame and just love the movie Ten Things I Hate About You (this movie even manages to overcome my slight disdain for Julia Stiles) so I spent time comparing the movie (which is just loosely based on the play) and the performance I saw.

The play’s message at times can be hard to stomach, but the company had a fun inside joke at the end that made everything A-OK for me.

In my estimation, this very well could be the play selected for the Free for All next summer so even if you don’t see if now, you may have the opportunity later. It’s audience friendly with loud costumes and a crazy set so just the right fit for the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park.

This season looks like it will be fantastic with two historical Shakespeare plays, a George Bernard Shaw, The Argonautika (a retelling of the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece), the two Christopher Marlowe (also playing now) and Molière!

Don’t think that seeing these shows isn’t affordable, because it finally is! For those folks 35 or younger, you can pick up $10 tickets starting at 10 AM every Tuesday at the Harman box office. There are only 20 pairs so you may want to try to make it on Tuesday. There are full-time students $10 preview-week tickets and $10 rush tickets.