This Saturday, May 5th, marks a holiday that began as regional celebration in Mexico, but in the ensuing century-and-a-half, has become an internationally recognized day of revelry. Cinco de Mayo is now of the most popular celebratory days in the United States, and in the Washington, D.C. area, it is always large and boisterous party.
There’s always a little bit of guilt that comes from going out to eat at a nice restaurant, when you know that the money spent on three courses could have gone to help someone less fortunate . But this Thursday, throughout Washington, D.C., one organization will end that disparity, at least for a day, by bringing together two different acts: dining out and donating to charity.
With Thanksgiving finally wrapped up, many of us are shifting our attention to one of the biggest holiday events left this year – Christmas. The standard style of preparing, going to the mall to shop and see Santa, is what just about everyone in this city will do in the weeks leading up to December 25th. But we live in a multicultural city, so there’s no reason not to break the typical holiday routine and do something completely different.
Everyone agrees that Washington, D.C. is one of the most diverse cities in the country. The nature of this town brings together representatives from all
School has been in session for almost a month and with that, opportunities for parents and kids to participate educational activities has dwindled.
Saturday presents the best chance for not just families, but everyone, to experience the wonderful museums Washington, D.C. and the surround areas have to offer.
Professional golf has four major tournaments during its season: The Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship.
Two of those tournaments will never travel to our area. The Masters is permanently tethered to its home in Augusta, Georgia and the British Open is always held on a course across the pond.
While most of the city’s diverse cultures are well known, many residents don’t know about this area’s thriving Greek population. Once a year, though, everyone takes notice when a local church hosts their grand festival celebrating the best of Hellenic culture.
This past Friday, I announced the winner of the second MyLife in Metro DC giveaway. I was thrilled to let Laura Dudley know she had won two tickets and a meet and greet to the Truth & Salvage Co. concert that night in DC. The concert was held at the Red Palace; a venue spawned from the merger of two existing bars: The Red & The Black and The Palace of Wonders.
Many Washington, D.C. residents bemoan the fact that this area doesn’t have an indigenous cuisine to its name. Because of the transient nature of this town, it seems there isn’t a food for Washington to call its own. But that may be a blessing in disguise.
Tis the season to be jolly… and unfortunately in DC… to be stuck in Holiday shopping madness! Since I know I’m not the only one trying to avoid the mall mayhem, my Holiday gift to you is my top three “mall alternatives” list; helping you find the perfect gifts for anyone on your list while steering clear of the crowds.