An elite collection of high-end 14th Street restaurants and mixologists will join together on May 9 to support Point Foundation, a national organization that provides college and graduate scholarships for LGBTQ students of merit.
Restaurants will prepare unique small plates and appetizers for Point’s DC Cornerstone event, the organization’s premier annual Washington fundraiser. Participating venues include Estadio, Marvin, Cafe Saint Ex, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, and Black Whiskey, the newest restaurant on the 14th Street corridor.
“This is the first time we’re aware of that this many 14th Street restaurants have come together to support a common cause,” said Point Trustee Celina Gerbic. “It shows that our neighborhood restaurants recognize the importance of Point and supporting these amazing scholars. We’re thrilled to have these fantastic restaurants and mixologists participating.”
The event will be held May 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Room and Board at 14th and T, one of 14th Street’s anchor retail establishments, which is also donating a gift certificate as a raffle prize. Another 14th Street corridor establishment, Body Smith Gym, is donating a membership and training sessions to the event.
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at the DC Cornerstone website. Advance purchase is recommended.
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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 Supreme Wig Council is hosting its annual Wig Night Out this Saturday, January 28. Location is Level One restaurant, 17th and R Streets NW, from 10 to 11:30 pm. All proceeds from the event benefit the Point 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.
All you have to do is put on a wig (this isn’t a drag event!) and cough up a suggested donation of $10 (you can give more) and show up at Level One. Says the Supreme Wig Council, “This year’s Wig Night Out promises regular Joes in street clothes and outlandish wigs, all in an effort to raise money for scholarships for LGBT youth.”
There will also be a raffle and $4 drink specials, courtesy of Level One.
Last year’s event was at Dito’s Bar (beneath Floriana restaurant), but the event drew so many people that the Council moved the location to the larger Level One space this year.
You didn’t have to don a wig for Wig Night Out on Saturday night at Dito’s Bar, but several dozen people turned out to do just that to help raise funds for the Point Foundation. A national organization, the mission of the the Point Foundation is to provide “financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”