DC Shorts WINS! Screens Award Winning Short Films on Oscar Weekend

DC Shorts WINS! Screens Award Winning Short Films on Oscar Weekend

By Punch Premiere Correspondent Lindsey Clark I got SO CLOSE to my goal of seeing all 9 films nominated for best picture this year before the Oscars. Only Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty managed to elude me, although I definitely plan to see them both at some point. It’s a goal I certainly [...]

Awhh Shucks…an Annual Oyster Festival

Awhh Shucks…an Annual Oyster Festival

‘Tis time to take in the splendor of the fruits of Virginia’s labor as well as the meats of the sea.  Join Early Mountain Vineyards and its Best of Virginia partner Chatham Vineyards for their First Annual Oyster Festival. Come out to the vineyard to enjoy a day of fresh Eastern Shore oysters, clams, chowder [...]

Karaoking with the Russians at Mari Vanna

Karaoking with the Russians at Mari Vanna

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark The cocktail lounge on the third floor of Dupont Circle’s newest Russian eatery, Mari Vanna is interesting, to say the least. I checked it out on Wednesday for the launch of their weekly KGB (Karaoke in Grandma’s Basement) series. While not in a basement, we did walk past several [...]

Spring Awakening at Tysons Galleria : The Style Network Uncovers the Latest Trends

Spring Awakening at Tysons Galleria : The Style Network Uncovers the Latest Trends

“We want you to think of Tysons Galleria FIRST” (when it comes to the latest style, the hottest trends, the finest designers, the coolest retailers, and the best in beauty), Aba Kwawu, head of The Aba Agency stated emphatically to the gathering of The Style Network into the mic.  Aba knows how to make people [...]

Punch Pick: Washington Project for the Arts Annual Art Auction & Gala

Punch Pick: Washington Project for the Arts Annual Art Auction & Gala

As one who was first introduced to this vibrant organization and its artists last year, it was easy to became a fan.  The mission of the Washington Project for the Arts is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art.  They support artists at all stages of their careers and promote contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, [...]


Arts & Culture

Punch Pick: Washington Project for the Arts Annual Art Auction & Gala

Punch Pick: Washington Project for the Arts Annual Art Auction & Gala

As one who was first introduced to this vibrant organization and its artists last year, it was easy to became a fan.  The mission of the Washington Project for the Arts is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art.  They support artists at all stages of their careers and promote contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, [...]

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Fashion & Design

Spring Awakening at Tysons Galleria : The Style Network Uncovers the Latest Trends

Spring Awakening at Tysons Galleria : The Style Network Uncovers the Latest Trends

“We want you to think of Tysons Galleria FIRST” (when it comes to the latest style, the hottest trends, the finest designers, the coolest retailers, and the best in beauty), Aba Kwawu, head of The Aba Agency stated emphatically to the gathering of The Style Network into the mic.  Aba knows how to make people [...]

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Out & About

Wizards Prep Meals for Local Feeding Agencies at DC Central Kitchen

Wizards Prep Meals for Local Feeding Agencies at DC Central Kitchen

By Punch Correspondent Attie Poirier The flutter of camera shutters accompanied a rhythmic chopping of knives during a recent afternoon shift at DC Central Kitchen. Onlookers stand on tippy-toes and squeeze into narrow camera angles to watch Washington Wizards players and culinary students poach potatoes and (somewhat frantically) chop green peppers earmarked to flavor stock [...]

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Food & Drink

Awhh Shucks…an Annual Oyster Festival

Awhh Shucks…an Annual Oyster Festival

‘Tis time to take in the splendor of the fruits of Virginia’s labor as well as the meats of the sea.  Join Early Mountain Vineyards and its Best of Virginia partner Chatham Vineyards for their First Annual Oyster Festival. Come out to the vineyard to enjoy a day of fresh Eastern Shore oysters, clams, chowder [...]

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DC Shorts WINS! Screens Award Winning Short Films on Oscar Weekend

DC Shorts WINS! Screens Award Winning Short Films on Oscar Weekend

By Punch Premiere Correspondent Lindsey Clark I got SO CLOSE to my goal of seeing all 9 films nominated for best picture this year before the Oscars. Only Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty managed to elude me, although I definitely plan to see them both at some point. It’s a goal I certainly [...]

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Awhh Shucks…an Annual Oyster Festival

Awhh Shucks…an Annual Oyster Festival

‘Tis time to take in the splendor of the fruits of Virginia’s labor as well as the meats of the sea.  Join Early Mountain Vineyards and its Best of Virginia partner Chatham Vineyards for their First Annual Oyster Festival. Come out to the vineyard to enjoy a day of fresh Eastern Shore oysters, clams, chowder [...]

read more

Karaoking with the Russians at Mari Vanna

Karaoking with the Russians at Mari Vanna

By Punch Pulse Correspondent Niki Clark The cocktail lounge on the third floor of Dupont Circle’s newest Russian eatery, Mari Vanna is interesting, to say the least. I checked it out on Wednesday for the launch of their weekly KGB (Karaoke in Grandma’s Basement) series. While not in a basement, we did walk past several [...]

read more

Spring Awakening at Tysons Galleria : The Style Network Uncovers the Latest Trends

Spring Awakening at Tysons Galleria : The Style Network Uncovers the Latest Trends

“We want you to think of Tysons Galleria FIRST” (when it comes to the latest style, the hottest trends, the finest designers, the coolest retailers, and the best in beauty), Aba Kwawu, head of The Aba Agency stated emphatically to the gathering of The Style Network into the mic.  Aba knows how to make people [...]

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Punch Pick: Washington Project for the Arts Annual Art Auction & Gala

Punch Pick: Washington Project for the Arts Annual Art Auction & Gala

As one who was first introduced to this vibrant organization and its artists last year, it was easy to became a fan.  The mission of the Washington Project for the Arts is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art.  They support artists at all stages of their careers and promote contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, [...]

read more

Wizards Prep Meals for Local Feeding Agencies at DC Central Kitchen

Wizards Prep Meals for Local Feeding Agencies at DC Central Kitchen

By Punch Correspondent Attie Poirier The flutter of camera shutters accompanied a rhythmic chopping of knives during a recent afternoon shift at DC Central Kitchen. Onlookers stand on tippy-toes and squeeze into narrow camera angles to watch Washington Wizards players and culinary students poach potatoes and (somewhat frantically) chop green peppers earmarked to flavor stock [...]

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W.E.A.R. Project Launches

W.E.A.R. Project Launches

We Each Are Responsible. Ain’t that the truth! Ashley Taylor Bronczek, activist and philanthropist and now entrepreneur came up with the idea to use colors associated with charities to raise money for them.  Malaria No More has been successful with their signature orange bracelets, even being sold at a Sundance Film Festival event and being [...]

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Refugees International Plans for its 34th Anniversary Dinner

Refugees International Plans for its 34th Anniversary Dinner

The always sold out elegant, purposeful and straight forward (no fluff, we love that and it’s NOT black tie, another plus) Refugees International Anniversary Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at the Mellon Auditorium.  The night marks the 34th year this non-governmental advocacy organization has spent in lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people [...]

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The Countdown to the 8th Annual Scope It Out 5K Continues | March 24th

The Countdown to the 8th Annual Scope It Out 5K Continues | March 24th

With March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month and it being right on the horizon, along with spring, (how about this weekend!) it’s time to get up and moving. After all, a body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body at motion, well you get my drift.  Washington DC is full of runners [...]

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Power Supply Punches Up The Paleo Lifestyle

Power Supply Punches Up The Paleo Lifestyle

It is a crisp (read: freezing) yet sunny (for once) day Thursday in late January when I climb out of my taxi to the home of Robert Morton, Power Supply partner, which is the burgeoning company which prepares fresh Paleo meals and delivers them to more than 30 CrossFit gyms around the DMV region and [...]

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The Convert Takes the Stage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

The Convert Takes the Stage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

By Punch Premiere Correspondent Lindsey Clark  Imagine you were faced with the choice between giving up your culture, your history, and your family and taking on foreign religious beliefs, or being forced into a marriage and a life that would all but destroy you.  In playwright and actress Danai Gurira’s new play, The Convert, she examines [...]

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Save the Date: Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Celebrates 22 Years May 17-22

Save the Date: Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival Celebrates 22 Years May 17-22

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, founded and produced by the 501 (c) 3 Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) is not only the longest running regional festival of its kind, it is celebrating 22 years and will take place the weekend of May 17-19 along the streets of the Reston Town Center. The three-day event attracts [...]

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