With 15 locations and an inventory of more than 3,000 cars, NextCar gets its customers back on the road with speed and ease. They carry cars, trucks, and SUVs from brands such as Acura, Range Rover, and Chevrolet, with models that range from compacts and two-doors to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and hybrids.
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
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.
Party Geek Transport keeps the roads safe and the ride rocking with festive charters between Washington, DC, and Maryland Live! Casino. Every Friday and Saturday, the bus departs the city in the early evening and arrives at the casino about 45 minutes later. In the interim, casino-goers might forget the fun that's ahead of them at the gambling destination thanks to the party atmosphere aboard their ride. The retrofitted school bus is equipped with complimentary wine, a karaoke machine, poles meant for dancing, WiFi, and plug-ins for mobile devices, meaning you can get warmed up for the tables with thrilling games of smartphone solitaire. Dancing, drinking, and general partying is encouraged—the driver handles the road so the folks in the bus can enjoy themselves. The bus departs the casino at 11:15 pm, leaving guests more than three hours to gamble and experience the casino.
A Chevy Suburban. A Cadillac Escalade. A 14-passenger stretch Expedition SUV. While these could be group of friends dressed as a presidential motorcade on Halloween, they're actually a sampling of the luxury vehicles in DC Private Car's sizeable fleet. Their roster extends from a three-passenger sedan car equipped with reading lamps, 9" LCD screen, and DVD player all the way up to a 32-passenger executive bus. Chauffeurs save clients from the hassle of driving as they motor around the metro area for any sort of occasion, from airport or convention transportation to wedding receptions and personalized sightseeing tours.
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.