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Behind the scenes at the National Christmas Tree lighting

Behind the scenes at the National Christmas Tree lighting

The National Christmas Tree is a great holiday tradition in the D.C. area and best of all, it's free! I was lucky enough to get access as preparations were made for the tree lighting event that took place December 9. The event will be televised on public television and will feature some terrific musical performances including the great B.B. King, Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson. I want to single out 10 year old Jackie Evancho, who gives an amazing rendition of "O Holy Night." Catching the broadcast is worth it for that alone.

Reel Journalism With Nick Clooney Screens "The Pelican Brief"

Reel Journalism With Nick Clooney Screens "The Pelican Brief"

On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Newseum will debut the 2010-2011 "Reel Journalism With Nick Clooney" film series with the thriller "The Pelican Brief."

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams will discuss the movie and take questions from the audience.

Williams joined Fox News in 1997 and is a regular panelist on Fox Broadcasting's Sunday morning public affairs program "Fox News Sunday." He anchors weekend daytime live coverage on the Fox News Channel.

Before joining Fox, Williams spent 23 years at The Washington Post as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist and White House correspondent. He most recently was a senior national correspondent for NPR.

Everything is More Fun in a Wig

Everything is More Fun in a Wig

Everything is more fun in a wig ... including a bar crawl and raising money for charity!

Registration is open for the sixth annual Wig Walk, which will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010.

Register today to receive the drink specials (below) provided from our generous sponsors for the super fun and wiggy event.

And remember 100% of the proceeds go to Children's National Medical Center Foundation.

2010 Wig Walk Food and Drink Specials:

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

DC SCORES hosts District's largest youth Poetry Slam!

The time has finally arrived – almost. After months of learning, writing, re-writing and practicing, DC SCORES’ 800 poet-athletes are making final preparations for the culminating highlight event of the fall season.

The 13th Annual DC SCORES Poetry Slam!.

DC SCORES is an after-school program that uses the unique combination of soccer, poetry and service-learning to inspire students ages 8-15 to live healthy lifestyles and be engaged in school and their communities.

On consecutive nights, 400 of the District’s public elementary and middle school students will take the stage during the citywide competition to vie for the coveted Golden Mic trophy that goes to the elementary school winner. The Slam! showcases original works of poetry written and performed by the students at DC SCORES' 25 schools.

Black Friday: Shopping Events Throughout the D.C. Area

It's the holiday season, and you have shopping to tend to. Well then, be sure you catch these fabulous Black Friday Sales!


Ginger Boutique (7114 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, 301.664.9242, www.gingerstyle.com)

Chevy Chase Bridal (Mazza Gallerie Floor Two, 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, WDC, 202.363.9301, www.chevychasebridal.com)

Room & Board (1840 14th Street NW, WDC, 202.729.8300, www.roomandboard.com)



Ginger: 40% off storewide between 9-10am; 30% off from 10-11; 20% off 11-8pm

(jewelry excluded); Ginger features designer women’s clothing, shoes and accessories (Joie, Yoana Baraschi, House of Harlow, many more). 

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show honored Military Spouses

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show honored Military Spouses to spend a day of Food bliss with Food Network stars.


On November 13th The 2010 Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show (MCES) honored Military spouses including the Wounded Warriors and Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan spouses through their specially supported and funded  “Operation Home Cooking”.


Roller Derby: It is What We Are Thankful For!

Capitol Hill, DC---This Sunday, November 21, the DC Rollergirls will roll back into the DC Armory for the second bout of their fifth season.