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Kick off 2011 with Sugar & Champagne! Tickets on sale now!

Kick off 2011 with Sugar & Champagne! Tickets on sale now!

Start the New Year off right by bringing your pup to the 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair on Tuesday, February 1st at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC. The event hosted by Chef Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant  is the pet friendly foodie event of the year!

Gallery West Presents the 14th National Show

Gallery West Presents the 14th National Show

From Susan La Mont:

Gallery West is proud to present The 14th National Show, juried this year by popular Washington D.C. artist/blogger F. Lennox Campello.

Campello’s show statement:

Last Minute Ideas in Alexandria to Ring in the New Year

Last Minute Ideas in Alexandria to Ring in the New Year

So it’s just a few hours away from the ball drop and the beginning of a brand new year. Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve tonight? Here are some last minute ideas right in your neighborhood if you waited until the last minute to make plans:

The Carlyle Club

Tonight at the Carlyle Club you can enjoy a multi-course meal and dance the night away to Big Band era music, that of the famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. There will be complimentary valet parking, 2011 party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight. The Carlyle Club is located at 411 John Carlyle Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

Birchmere Music Hall

Birchmere Music Hall is another fun idea for the evening. You can enjoy a New Year's Eve concert of the beloved "Scene" and the younger Good Deale Bluegrass Band here tonight. Birchmere Music Hall is located at 3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia.

Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series Starts at Green Spring Gardens

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

For the next three months, Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. will feature wonderful garden programs as part of Green Spring Gardens’ Harry Allen Winter Lecture Series.  The series, named for a past Friends of Green Spring Board member, is an annual event featuring presentations by authors, garden designers, scientists and other garden enthusiasts on the cutting edge of horticulture.  Participants have the opportunity to meet the speaker after each lecture and to enjoy light refreshments.  The program cost is only $10 per session, but remember seating is limited for this well-subscribed series. 

Don't Miss the "Most Fun Art Fundraiser" in DC!

Don't Miss the "Most Fun Art Fundraiser" in DC!

Don't miss out on the best art fundraiser in DC! The Patrons’ Show is an experience that's part fundraiser, part block party, and totally fun. It's The Art League’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and it provides seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with the great opportunity to acquire quality works of fine art at a bargain price while supporting a non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticket-holders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $175 to upwards of thousands of dollars. Tickets, $175 each, will go on sale Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:00 am in The Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA.

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Expands Area Adoption Events in 2011

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Expands Area Adoption Events in 2011

Since 2001, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF) has rescued over 15,000 dogs and cats from high-risk situations and placed them in permanent, loving homes. As 2011 begins and their 10th anniversary unfolds, the volunteer organization is hoping to place even more animals by expanding their reach to eight adoption events every weekend. The new weekly schedule, beginning Friday, December 31st, is as follows:

Fridays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Dog and Cat Adoptions)
PETSMART - Fairfax (Fair Lakes Shopping Center, 12971 Fair Lakes Center Fairfax, VA)

Saturdays, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Dog and Cat Adoptions)
PETSMART - Seven Corners (6100 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, VA)

Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Dog Adoptions)
PETSMART - Fairfax (Fair Lakes Shopping Center, 12971 Fair Lakes Center Fairfax, VA)

Target Gallery’s Mixing Bowl examines Immigration & Diversity in America

Target Gallery’s Mixing Bowl examines Immigration & Diversity in America

From Mary Cook of the Torpedo Factory: