Established as the Washington Shakespeare Company in 1990, WSC Avant Bard is dedicated to updating classic theater for modern audiences, revitalizing well-worn drama with challenging interpretations. Under the leadership of newly appointed artistic director Tom Prewitt, the theater treats audiences to daring productions of established classics, new works, and little-known Shakespeare fan-fiction about him teaming up to fight crime with Queen Elizabeth I.
The inaugural model and fashion event brings bedazzled beauty to a regal ballroom space, feting style enthusiasts and lovers of alluring aesthetics with an energetic evening of dashing debutantes and eccentric designs. Local celebrities, including Washington Film Institute founder John Hanshaw and Miss DC 2010 Stephanie Williams, will serve as judges to the pulchritudinous performance, while audience members nosh on complimentary appetizers and revel in the chance to pick the Audience Choice winner and score fashion-related prizes and giveaways. Boogie with belly dancers to the DJ's beats while sipping on a spirited purchase from the cash bar before perusing vendor tables stocked with model-flaunted accessories. Hotel parking is $5, but a free shuttle is available from the Pentagon Metro station.
Voyager Executive Sedan Transportation’s licensed, insured, and security-cleared drivers have chauffeured clients such as Ed Gillespie, Janine Turner, Michael Steele, Don King, and the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Whether they’re toting around national politicians or people who can lick their own elbows, the drivers provide the same level of professional care. They roll up punctually in vehicles ready to whisk people away to events, the airport, or just around town for a night out. Voyager also specializes in regional trips, coordinating long-distance travel to locales such as New York City, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia.
With the circular reins of luxuriously appointed vehicles in hand, A-1 Luxury Limousine & Sedan Service's chauffeurs transport flight-bound patrons to their respective airport. After scheduling an appointment via phone or handwritten sonnet, up to four passengers can hop aboard an executive sedan and enjoy a relaxing ride before catching a plane at one of three DC-area airports. A-1 Luxury Limousine & Sedan Service offers curbside pickup for customers flying into town, during which professional drivers pull up directly next to the exiting areas and pick up curbs off the ground.
It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire?lock in your target.
That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.
Located across the street from Redmond Town Center, Bikram Hot Yoga Redmond is run by a devoted team of yogis. Walking past cheerful black-and-white striped awnings and into a studio with lots of light and 10-foot ceilings, students get ready to practice 26 traditional asanas on an antibacterial rubber floor. The Bikram system—known for its use of heat in excess of 100 degrees—is designed to work every major muscle and organ system while detoxifying the body and boosting flexibility. A certified instructor teaches every class, including the original 90-minute class as well as the 60-minute condensed class that helps students with packed schedules.