Around Town: Butterfly Bash @ Union Market — 10/13/17

DSC_0329 Amanda Marshall, founder of Fair Chance, addresses the 2017 Butterfly Bash on Oct. 13.

The MusicianShip, a DC nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of youth through music, recently turned to Fair Chance, a nonprofit that acts as a kind of consultant to other nonprofits, to build capacity and reach more young people.

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Don’t Miss: Butterfly Bash 2017 @ Union Market, 10/13/17


Enjoy cocktails for a good cause at Union Market on Friday!

Fair Chance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children in DC, will host its annual Fair Chance Butterfly Bash on Friday, Oct. 13 at Dock 5 at Union Station. Tickets are still available to attend this terrific event.

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Around Town: Dine N Dash @ 14th Street + Penn Quarter — 6/7/17

DSC_8115 Lamb kabobs were a winner at B Too during Dine N Dash 2017.

If ever you’re looking for an extraordinary night out, look no further than Dine N Dash, José Andrés’ annual charity event benefitting World Central Kitchen, an international organization that focuses on smart solutions to hunger and poverty.

On June 7, charitable diners turned out for Dine N Dash 2017, which broke them into two main camps by neighborhood. One group was designated for restaurants in Penn Quarter, including José’s own Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya, and more, while others were to start their dining along 14th Street, and a grab bag of restaurants including Sotto, B Too, Lupe Verde, and more. When you register to go, you choose your starting point, and the sooner you register, the more choices you have.

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Don’t Miss: Dine-N-Dash @ 14th Street NW + Penn Quarter, 6/7/17

WLPGA President Kimball Chen and José Andrés signed an agreement in support of his NGO World Central Kitchen in 2014. (Photo courtesy World Central Kitchen)

Limited tickets remain for the annual Dine-N-Dash, held by José Andrés and World Central Kitchen to benefit World Central Kitchen’s mission to find smart solutions to hunger and poverty, on June 7.

Buy a ticket now to join fellow foodies at a 14th St. location (but then enjoy more than 30 restaurants along 14th Street NW and within Penn Quarter for the evening with one admission wristband)!

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Don’t Miss: Cindy Alexander @ La Mexicana (Gaithersburg, Md.), 5/18/17

Cindy Alexander (Photo courtesy Blue Élan Records)

Singer-songwriter Cindy Alexander is touring the United States this summer with a special stop in DC metro in partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Cindy will play a special dinnertime show at La Mexicana (16143 Shady Grove Rd., Gaithersburg, Maryland) on Thursday, May 18.

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Don’t Miss: No Thanks: A Night of Anti-Fascist Sound Resistance @ Black Cat, 1/20/17

Priests (Photo courtesy Pitch Perfect PR)

The inauguration of President Donald Trump begins today and concludes tomorrow. Not everyone is happy about that of course, and some of that unhappiness channels itself through protest concerts taking place over the next few days.

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Music Park: Working Order Records Launches Charity Initiative


Steve and Katie Petix of the DC synth duo Technophobia last week launched Working Order Records (WOR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization “intended to bridge the gap between musician ideology and social impact through limited-release vinyl,” according to the label.

Also based in DC, WOR described its philosophy in a press release Friday, saying, “WOR’s operating model promotes the belief that music is inextricably linked with the potential for positive change. Partnering with artists and bands, WOR leverages their recorded music to help raise awareness and funding for the community-based charities they designate. Each WOR release is a uniquely personal fundraising campaign enabled through limited-run vinyl, with 100 percent of the proceeds from each release given directly to charity.”

In its first campaign, Technophobia itself is stepping up for a release to benefit the nonprofit Life Pieces to Masterpieces (LTMP). The LTMP mission: “Life Pieces to Masterpieces uses artistic expression to develop character and leadership, unlock potential, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and communities.”

On June 14, WOR will release “Negative Space,” a 12-inch single by Technophobia with remixes by hERETICS iN tHE lAB, Void Vision, and Alter Der Ruine.

Listen to “Negative Space” by Technophobia on YouTube:

WOR will follow up that release with a Technophobia LP, “Flicker Out,” on July 19.

To find out more and to preorder the albums, visit WOR online at

For more information on LPTM, visit