Posted on 31 January 2012.
From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.
Close to 200 people attended the third Wig Night Out Fundraiser on Saturday, January 28, at Level One restaurant. The event at 17th and R Streets NW raised almost $5,200 for the Point Foundation. All proceeds from the event benefited the foundation, which provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
“We had the pleasure of raising our wigs, our wallets and even our glasses for an amazing organization, we hope to updo ourselves next year in another hair raiser of a fundraiser,” said Dito Sevilla, one of the Wig Night Out organizers.
The fundraiser has a simple requirement for attendees: Wear a wig and donate at least $10 to the Point Foundation. The event was held last year at Dito’s Bar (which raised more than $1,000), but was moved to the larger venue at Level One this year. The event is sponsored by a local group, The Supreme Wig Council.
The organizers said that based on the unexpectedly large and enthusiastic turnout and the enormous positive feedback, they are looking at ways to expand the event in 2013.
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Posted on 13 January 2012.
Borderstan: News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.
Borderstan thanks this weeks advertisers for their support. Remember to Think Local First and support local businesses in DC and the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhood.
Hank’s Oyster Bar: ”Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge now has two happy hour events a a day.” At 1624 Q Street NW, just off 17th Street.
Jack Evans 2012: “Jack Evans: Leading DC’s economic recovery.” Campaign office at 1402 14th Street NW.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe: ”Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is DC’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore.” Just north of Dupont Circle at 1517 Connecticut Avenue NW.
Level One: “Level One is casual chic. The perfect place for the first date or friends meeting for dinner. Large parties are no problem, the music’s great & the atmosphere is pure energy. The venue has a large outdoor seating area and is located below Cobalt.” At 17th and R Streets NW.
The Rutstein Group: A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “In today’s market it’s important that your agent has the latest technology working for you! Drop us an email and tell us what you are looking for.” Office at 1606 17th Street NW.
Salon Rouge: ”Perfection in hair and skin care standards is a must for all of our clients. Our stylists are L’Oreal trained and we proudly carry the title of “L’Oreal Professional Elite Hair Salon.” At 1636 17th Street NW, just south of R Street.
Stem: Clothing, jewelry and accessories for men and men. “Fashion accessories for both men and women. Nannapat Pollert collaborates with Thai designers presenting all handmade and exclusive collections that are simply-beautiful.” At 1412 U Street NW.
VIDA Fitness: ”A FREE 3-Day Membership to DC’s hottest fitness clubs! Start a new fitness plan or continue in your fitness journey with VIDA Fitness at any of our 4 downtown urban chic fitness clubs.” In the Borderstan area, VIDA is at 1612 U Street NW and at the Metropole, 1517 15th Street NW.
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