WTOP's Bob Madigan

Tue Sep 20th, 2011

46 mamas shave their heads

"Your child has cancer." Each weekday in the United States, 46 mothers hear those words. The 46 Mommas who will have their heads shaved tomorrow (9/21), represent those families. Join us for 46 Mommas Shave For The Brave 2011 at Union Station Starting at 5 pm. WTOP's Man About Town Bob Madigan will be one of the shavers.

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Tue Sep 20th, 2011

Congress and the Civil War

A new exhibition of Civil War-related documents and artifacts will be on display in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center's Exhibition Hall until March. Now is a good time to visit as there are not as many schools from out of town or vacationers.

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Tue Sep 20th, 2011

A walk to end Alzheimers

This past Saturday was the first walk in Waldorf, and WTOP's Man About Town Bob Madigan had the honor of starting the walk. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The next one is this Sunday (9/25) Reston Town Center
Registration begins at 5:00 pm
Walk begins at 6:00 pm
Candelight Rally begins at 7:00 pm

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Sat Sep 17th, 2011

Fighting hunger with your fork

Did you know that a startling number of teachers are regularly purchasing food — spending as much as $25 a month out of their own pockets — for hungry kids in their classroom!?! (SOS) Share Our Strength's annual Dine Out For No Kid Hungry runs September 18th thru the 24th. When you eat at participating restaurants this week, you'll help bring SOS one step closer to ending childhood hunger in America.

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Sat Sep 17th, 2011

Caesar the oppotunity

Meet former USMC Sergeant Steve Brevitz of Manassas, the latest local military veteran to take in the The Little Caesars Veterans Program to provide honorably discharged veterans with a business opportunity when they transition to civilian life or seek a career change, and thank them for the sacrifices they and their families made for our country. This new his Little Caesars Pizza restaurant is at 9020 Mathis Ave. in Manassas Click for directions.

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Thu Sep 15th, 2011

Art can feed body and soul

The Phillips Collection turns the spotlight on its beloved masterpiece, Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party, with a special installation and French culinary experience in honor of the museum's 90th anniversary. The Phillips partners with Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square to bring Renoir's feast for the eyes to the table. For the month of September, prix fixe Renoir-inspired menus at iCi Urban Bistro

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Thu Sep 15th, 2011

A 24 hour party around the globe including DC!

In over 80 of the world's premiere locations, preparations are underway for an historic event. Inspired by the adventures of Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, The Global Party will reach around the world in 24 hours with over 80 exclusive simultaneous parties, bringing together more than 80,000 of the world's elite for the social event of the decade to support a collection of acclaimed charities. Lima Lounge 1401 K Street is the exclusive host of The Global Party in DC on Friday night

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Thu Sep 08th, 2011

Your invitation to a 'by invitation only' 9-11 commeration

9/11: 10 Years Later—An Evening of Remembrance and Reflection tonight, Thursday, September 8 at 7:30pm in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Artists will include Denyce Graves, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Leo, Wynton Marsalis, The Voices of Inspiration, under the Direction of Nolan Williams, Jr. and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri. Commemorative remarks and readings will be offered by Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Leon Wieseltier, and other guest speakers. The event will be livestreamed via Facebook at 7:30 p.m. tonight, September 8th. Viewers may tune in at Facebook.com/KennedyCenter or Facebook.com/TheNewRepublic by clicking on the "9/11 Livestream" tab. Alternatively you can watch at www.livestream.com/kennedycenter.

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Thu Sep 08th, 2011

Fashionistas flash mob

Fashion-forward Georgetown will transform into a fashion playground on September 8th from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., as more than 80 Georgetown stores, restaurants and salons come together to host an extraordinary evening of shopping, entertainment and neighborhood-wide fashion events during the global shopping celebration, Fashion's Night Out. From roaming dancers and a fashion flash mob, a stylish pop-up shoppers' lounge, an epic Georgetown wedding competition and giveaway, and even an old-school haberdashery for the gents, Georgetown's Fashion's Night Out promises shoppers the most memorable fashion industry celebration DC has ever seen for the second year in a row.

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Wed Sep 07th, 2011

You can get a sneak peek and taste

of the highly anticipated soon to open Pearl Dive Oyster Palace & Black Jack from chef/owners Barbara and Jeff Black. The 1st View Pre-Opening Charity Cocktail Party is Saturday, September 10th, 6:00pm-1:30am 1612 14th St. NW $30 per Person $40 at the Door. Free Food and Cash Bar. ALL proceeds benefiting the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center For tickets & more information click here.

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Tue Sep 06th, 2011

If you love books

then you will love what is happening on the National Mall Sept. 23 & 24th. The 11th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress.

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Tue Sep 06th, 2011

Nats play softball

in the form of the Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. The WWAST (Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team), represents some of our nation's bravest and most determined heroes, soldiers and veterans. These young extremely athletic men have sustained severe injuries resulting in amputation while serving in the military/war, and through extensive rehabilitation, they have become competitive athletes again. The Nats and WWAST are now officially partners.

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Mon Sep 05th, 2011

They call it a harp, you call it a harmonica

but it is a way to share to share the blues with strangers who can become fast friends. Listen to what I found outside the DC Blues Festival when I met up with Harmonica Blu.

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Mon Sep 05th, 2011

Would you believe free can give you the blues?

It did for thousands of your neighbors Labor Day Saturday afternoon at the DC Blues Festival.

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Fri Sep 02nd, 2011

I'll never grow up

but Cathy Rigby will GO UP into the air over the Filene Stage at Wolf Trap this weekend for a brand new production of Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby IS Peter Pan. he New York Times says "Rigby still carries off the flights, fights, and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized."

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Fri Sep 02nd, 2011

Casting calls for kids

City at Peace is holding TWO more tryouts for the 17th Season after-school program to promote cross-cultural understanding, positive change and non-violent conflict resolution all through the power of the arts! It is open to any and all 13-19 year olds from DC, Maryland and Virginia. Try Outs:
Monday, September 12th, at 4:30pm
Friday, September 16th, at 4:30pm
City at Peace is located inside the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE

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Fri Sep 02nd, 2011

Everyone's singin' the blues!

at this weekend's FREE 23rd Annual DC Blues Festival Saturday(9/3) noon to 7:30pm Free blues in the park at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre and great blues from the DC Blues Society Band, Preston Shannon, Grady Champion, Nadine Rae and the AllStars, Swamp Dog Clark and so much more… 16th & Colorado NW

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Fri Sep 02nd, 2011

Late summer page turner

It's the true story of a local TV producer turned restaurant owner and IRS defendant thanks to the untimely death of her husband. "Innocent Spouse" by Carol Ross Joynt

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Fri Sep 02nd, 2011

Advances in breast cancer

There is more research in how breast cancer spreads and sometimes to the brain. Patricia S. Steeg, Ph.D. is the Womens Cancers Section Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute

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Fri Sep 02nd, 2011

Taking a trip in a way back machine

Its a great weekend for time travel at the Maryland Renaissance Festival! The Festival is located on Crownsville Road, in Anne Arundel County in Crownsville, just outside of Annapolis

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