Don’t Miss: Funk Parade @ U Street NW (DC), 5/12/18

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Revelers dance at the Main Stage of Funk Parade 2017. (Photo by John Sonderman)

Editor’s note: Parklife DC was glad to receive word Friday that the fifth annual Funk Parade will proceed on Saturday, May 12, after being rescued by a massive-last minute fundraising effort. We present the official press release from Funk Parade in its entirety below. Visit www.funkparade.com for all details! 

Washington, DC — It’s on.

The 5th Annual Funk Parade will happen Saturday, May 12, after last-minute fundraising raised over $60,000 in just a few weeks. Organizers had announced March 6 the event was unlikely to take place because of a massive budget shortfall.

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Don’t Miss: Parklife DC Team Meet @ DC9, 4/7/18

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Most nights, your Parklife DC bloggers are hard at work reviewing and photographing music concerts in case you weren’t there or you want to relive a glorious night out. Well, we’re taking a break to catch up with each other. Want to join us? We’re meeting at DC9 for happy hour at 5pm on Saturday, April 7.

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Around Town: No Mike Isabella @ RAMMY Awards, 6/10/18

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The reception at RAMMY Awards in 2017 (Photo courtesy RAMW)

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced yesterday the revocation of two nominations for restaurants owned by Chef Mike Isabella for the RAMMY Awards on June 10 at the Washington Convention Center in the wake of recent sexual harassment charges against him and other members of his leadership team.

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Don’t Miss: SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience @ National Building Museum, 6/1-6/2/18

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Beer aficionados gather for Savor 2017 at the National Building Museum.

Ninety small and independent craft brewery converge at the National Building Museum (401 F St. NW, DC) in DC on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, for the return of SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience. Tickets for the event are on sale as of today, March 21!

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Don’t Miss: RAMMY Awards @ Washington Convention Center — 6/10/18

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Rose Previte, owner of Compass Rose, accepts the award for Best Casual Restaurant of the Year with her team at the 2017 RAMMY Awards on July 30, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Restaurant industry professionals gathered Monday at The Hamilton Live to hear the list of finalists for the 2018 RAMMY Awards, announced by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). The winners will ultimately receive recognition at the black-tie RAMMY Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 10.

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Book Talk: Eddie Izzard @ Weinberg Center for the Arts [Frederick, Md.] — 2/8/18

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Eddie Izzard (Photo courtesy PBJ Management)

“The show was developed to support the book, but now it seems the other way around,” remarked Eddie Izzard to a full house at Weinberg Center for the Art in Frederick, Maryland on Thursday.

Eddie was on tour to chat about his life in promotion of his autobiography, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens, published in 2017 by Penguin Random House. But the tale of his life remains compelling with or without or book, as Eddie recounted highlights with the aid of slides and Google Earth on a spare stage.

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Don’t Miss: Liberation Dance Party @ DC9, 2/9 + 2/23/18

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Last month, I reviewed a terrific live show by The Wombats at 9:30 Club. The show sold out in a heartbeat, the band were enthused, the audience went nuts—it was a good time.

But I wouldn’t even know who The Wombats were if I hadn’t first heard them at Liberation Dance Party at DC9.

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