Don’t Miss: Ministry @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 10/19/17

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Al Jourgensen (Photo by Allan Amato)

Ministry will release AmeriKKKant, their 14th studio album, via Nuclear Blast in March 2018, and they have hit the road now with a show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, Oct. 19.

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Music Park: Stand With Me: A Song for Peace and Understanding

A group of DC-based artists and musicians recently gathered on the National Mall to create a song and video to promote peace, and they were joined by some volunteers they happened to encounter along the way. Watch their video above!

Multimedia journalist Winyan Soo Hoo wrote to us to explain their message of peace calls attention to the Syrian refugee crisis as well as the fight against Islamophobia.

“It’s a unique approach to a nuanced topic and a great way to call for compassion and decency for all communities,” she said.

In the spirit of brotherhood — and sisterhood — among all, we are compelled to share their video. Perhaps you will also!

Around Town: Parktoberfest @ Yards Park, 9/26/15

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Race your Dachshund! (Photo by Peter Jackson)

Oktoberfest — or rather Parktoberfest — comes to DC this Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1-5pm at Yards Park (355 Water St. SE, DC). (In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27.)

Listen to live music by Sly 45, drink cold Sam Adams beer, grab food from DC’s best food trucks including DC Ballers, Federal City Brothers and DC Slices, compete in an official Sam Adams Stein Hoisting competition, and cheer on the Dachshunds as they race for glory and prizes in the 4th Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash!

This is a family-friendly, free event — and all dogs are welcome! There will be best dressed and best trick contests at 2:30pm.

Want to race your Dachshund? Entry fees are just $25, all proceeds donated to Washington Humane Society. You must be 21+ to drink beer. No outside alcohol allowed.

Visit http://www.ontaponline.com for more info.

Parktoberfest
Yards Park
Saturday, Sept. 26
1-5pm
Free admission
All ages
21+ to drink

Around Town: ALS Silent Auction Fete @ Vida Penthouse Pool Club, 5/29/15


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VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards

From a press release for an ALS benefit to be held at Vida Fitness Penthouse Pool and Lounge at The Yards (1212 4th St. SE, DC) on Friday, May 29:

Raise the rooftop for a great cause! Join VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards for an upscale rooftop and poolside evening on Friday, May 29 to raise funds for ALS. The social and networking event will include a silent auction to benefit Augie’s Quest, a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding a cure for Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS). The silent auction benefit will run from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. and feature complimentary food from the Penthouse Pool Club’s new menu designed by DC Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn and other area restaurants.

DJ Alex Kouros will spin house tracks accompanied with live performances by the Wizard Girls and the Nationals Racing Presidents. The evening will feature numerous silent auction items from DC area retailers, theaters, sporting events and restaurants. Featured silent auction items include:

  • Canali Suits ($1000 gift voucher)
  • National Theatre: Two Opening Night Tickets to Smash-Hit Disney Musical Newsies
  • Washington Capitals: Two Autographed Jerseys ($500 each)
  • Capitol Event Stylists: $5,500 Wedding/Corporate/Social Event Planning Package
  • Dupont Circle Hotel: One Night Stay w/ Breakfast
  • Washington Nationals: Autographed Baseballs from Jordan Zimmerman, FP Santangelo and Game Tickets
  • Fabbioli Cellars: Four Wine Tastings
  • Shakespeare Theatre: Two Tickets to Tartuffe

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Sports Park: Nationals “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” on Mother’s Day, 5/10/15

Nationals Park: Cardinals at Nationals

Check out the Nats this Sunday!

Nationals’ Press Release: ‘Major League Baseball has announced the winners of the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. The Honorary Bat Girl for the Washington Nationals is Tracy Lustig of Alexandria, Va. She will be recognized on the field and will be responsible for delivering the lineup card before the team plays the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, May 10.

On Mother’s Day, players and on-field personnel will wear the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms, along with pink wrist bands. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards also will be pink. Games will feature a pink-stitched Rawlings baseball, the official ball of MLB, as the official game ball. Many MLB players also will use pink bats, and pink Louisville Slugger bats, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, will be stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Many authenticated, game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from Mother’s Day games will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

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