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At Walk This Way, Fashion Stepped Out Against Domestic Violence

The Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show took place last evening at The Liaison Hotel in Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, and as anticipated, many of D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites were present, including WUSA 9's Angie Goff.

Man Attempting to Create World's Longest Shish Kebab at Turkish Festival

This story was sent to us by I AM Modern Magazine:

Award-winning regional magazine for women, "I AM Modern," along with Coca Cola North America, is sponsoring the attempt to establish the Guinness World Record for the Longest Shish Kebab on October 3rd, 2010. The attempt will be undertaken by I Am Modern Magazine’s Food Editor Murat Aksu and it will take place during the annual Washington D.C. Turkish Festival at Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 12th and 14th Streets. This will be the first ever recorded attempt for the Longest Shish Kebab with the Guinness World Records.

"Our goal is to support and sponsor cultural events that bring our Metro DC communities together” said Hulya Aksu, publisher of "I Am Modern.” “We are a firm believer that communities that celebrate diversity and different cultures are stronger for it.”

NALEO's 6th Annual Summit on the State of Latino Education Coming to D.C.

This notification was sent to us by the U.S. Department of Education:

A FREE Performance for the Entire Family: Kennedy Center Presents They Might Be Giants

We received this event from Erin Dowdy of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents They Might Be Giants in a free, all-ages concert Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.  The concert celebrates the comprehensive redesign of ARTSEDGE—the Kennedy Center’s national K-12 arts education website.

Roof Terrace Restaurant at Kennedy Center Offering Wine Tasting Series

This special wine tasting event at the Kennedy Center comes to us from Brie McMahon Hatton:

For Spanish wine enthusiasts and novices alike, the Roof Terrace Restaurant atop the Kennedy Center is hosting a themed wine tasting reception that will transport them across the world to Spain’s beautiful wine country. On Wednesday, September 29th, the restaurant will launch its monthly wine tasting series with “The Wines of Spain: Featuring the portfolio of renowned importer Jorge Ordonez.”

Patrons can expect tastings of Spain’s top notch vintages along with an enticing hors d'oeuvres menu created to complement each wine selection and hints of the traditional flamenco culture. The Roof Terrace will showcase different themed receptions each month and feature wine tastings, cuisine and entertainment from different areas and topics.

Jazz in The Garden Ends Season With Final Performance by Bruce Swaim

Tonight, Friday, September 10, the National Gallery of Art will once again host “Jazz in the Garden”.  The event, held in rain or shine, will run from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and will feature Bruce Swaim playing Jazz Saxophone.

The “Jazz in the Garden” is in its tenth season, and this is the very LAST performance of the year!

The concert will be held in front of the Pavilion Café, and is completely free of charge!  People who attend may not bring alcohol nor can they bring coolers.  They may, however, bring blankets.

The Café will have a seasonal light fare menu and beverages for purchase.

The National Gallery of Art is located near the Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter Metro stop on Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets. 

Acclaimed Eric Himan to Headline Acoustic Rock Performance - Proceeds to Benefit The Trevor Project

We received this event notice from Jason Vazquez.  If you have an event or blog post you would like to contribute to our brand new "Where You Live" websites, send us a tip or a note at neighborhoods@wusa9.com!

From Jason Vasquez:

On September 25, 2010, renowned singer and songwriter Eric Himan will headline a live acoustic rock benefit to increase local awareness of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  Proceeds from the benefit will support The Trevor Lifeline, the cornerstone program of The Trevor Project, in addition to other regional and national education outreach programs.

The event will run from 8 p.m.-midnight at The Z Lounge at 1170 22nd Street in NW.