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Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Collide, the new motion picture from DMV filmmaker Master June Daguiso, will premiere this Sunday at the Burke Theater. Collide is the latest action film from the Virginia resident and martial arts expert, who also stars. The movie tells the story of three criminals from different cultures whose paths inexorably cross in the U.S. Although an indie film, Collide has been three years in the making and was partially shot on location in El Salvador.

Collide will have its red carpet premiere this Sunday December 19 with showings at 11AM and 2PM. As of this writing, the 11AM showing is nearly sold out. Tickets are $15, but contact me for info on how to get in for half price.

The Art League’s Suzanne Bethel Receives “Superstar” Award from ACVA

The Art League’s Suzanne Bethel Receives “Superstar” Award from ACVA

On Friday, December 10 at the historic Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria, members of the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association (ACVA) gathered for the Tourism Marketing Forum and Holiday Social. The main purpose of the event was to announce the 2010 ACVA “Superstars” – five individuals in the ACVA business community who have done an outstanding job throughout the year working with the ACVA.

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

 

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

What Sport Makes The Best Movies?

A recent preview of the new Marky Mark film The Fighter provoked a discussion among many of my friends that generated the question, "What is the best kind of sports film?" Many people have ranked sports movies over the years, and have done so in various ways: some by the individual sport, some lump all sports together, and some by sports movies starring Kevin Costner. I am a fan of both sports and movies and am therefore, by the transitive property, a fan of sport movies. To paraphrase Crash Davis:

The Art League's ArtFest Draws a Huge Crowd

The Art League's ArtFest Draws a Huge Crowd

The Art League’s Madison Annex in Old Town Alexandria was bustling with hundreds of people on Friday, December 3 for ArtFest, a holiday art event that had a little something for everyone – exhibits of two and three dimensional work, artist demos, jewelry and ceramic sales, fiber/wearable art, live music, food and more… and admission was free!

Music by Rew Smith Band kept the atmosphere lively as people wandered throughout the complex enjoying the various aspects of the event. The Jewelry and Ceramics Sales were a big hit throughout the weekend – the most successful holiday sales for The Art League to date.

Behind the Scenes Preparations for Artfest 2010

Behind the Scenes Preparations for Artfest 2010

The Art League is a local nonprofit organization that hosts monthly juried exhibitions, as well as operates a school with over 2000 students per term. The Art League is proud to host ArtFest tomorrow evening. You don't want to miss this event. ArtFest is the annual holiday party and lively open house that includes 2D/3D exhibits such as photography and jewelry, artist demonstrations, and a handmade ceramics sale. There will also be live music by Rew Smith Band, food, and drinks. Admission is FREE!

ArtFest will be held at Art League’s annex building located at 305 Madison Street in Alexandria, VA. The event will Friday, December 3 from 6-9 p.m. Art League’s Director of Communications, Erica Fortwengler, showed me around behind the scenes to see preparations for the big event today (check out the photos). ArtFest attracted hundreds of people last year; Fortwengler remembers there being a pretty jam packed crowd last year and the same is expected again for tomorrow night.

Holiday Do's and Dont's

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