Around Town: Dine-N-Dash @ Penn Quarter + The Wharf — 6/12/19

DineNDash2019-01 World Central Kitchen serves paella to guests checking into Dine-N-Dash 2019 at the National Union Building on June 12, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Nonprofit World Central Kitchen, established by Chef José Andrés to feed people after global disasters, held its top fundraising event recently, drawing hungry hoppers to more than 30 DC restaurants in Logan Circle, Penn Quarter, and The Wharf to dine and dash through curated meals and drinks.

As ever, this event was a lot of fun, and everyone left with full tummies and high spirits.

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Preview: Dine-N-Dash @ Penn Quarter/ 14 St./ The Wharf, 6/12/19

Flight Wine Bar Kabir Amir, owner and sommerlier, pours at Flight. (Photo courtesy Dine-N-Dash)

José Andrés and World Central Kitchen have recruited 30 restaurants to participate in the annual Dine-N-Dash fundraising event to benefit the nonprofit global charity as restaurants at The Wharf, located in Southwest DC, join the event for the first time on Wednesday, June 12.

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Around Town: SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience @ National Building Museum — 5/17/19

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Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey presented some lovely takes on popular sour beers at SAVOR 2019 on May 17, 2019.

Presented by the Brewers Association, the 12th edition of the Savor Craft Beer and Food Experience recently welcomed more than 90 small and independent craft breweries, many serving two or three of their beers, from around the country.

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Around Town: National Cannabis Festival @ RFK Stadium Festival Grounds — 4/20/19

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Participants press for federal legalization of marijuana at the National Cannabis Festival on April 20, 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

“To me, pot is just fun. And I’m glad to see the rest of the country is coming around to my way of seeing things,” Keith Richards said in interview in Rolling Stone magazine Sept. 3, 2015. Keith would have enjoyed the National Cannabis Festival at RFK Stadium on April 20.

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Around Town: New Ownership @ The Record Exchange Silver Spring

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The Record Exchange in Silver Spring, Maryland (Photo by Andy Jillson)

The Record Exchange has been a part of Silver Spring in one form or another for over 20 years. More than just a place to buy quality vinyl records, the store focuses on buying, selling, and trading multiple formats of music, movies, and video games.

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Around Town: The Wammies @ Lincoln Theatre — 3/31/19

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Jeffrey Tribble Jr., Executive Director of The MusicianShip, addresses the Butterfly Bash in 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The MusicianShip, a nonprofit dedicated to providing music education to DC youth, sponsored its first Wammie Awards, recently choosing “the best of the best” among DC musicians for recognition to continue the mission of the dissolved Washington Area Music Association.

As editor of Parklife DC, I was a judge and a presenter for the 2019 Wammie Awards at the Lincoln Theatre on March 31, and I’m pleased to provide the full list of winners.

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