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#DCEvents: Whoopi Goldberg, Robert F Kennedy Journalism Awards & More in DC this Week

By JaVonni Brustow / Published on Monday, 22 May 2017 07:37 AM / 1 Comment

Memorial weekend is coming up this weekend as well as summer quickly approaching. To celebrate the sacrifice our troops have given for us we have details on the National Memorial Day Parade taking place on the Nation Mall, a chance to see Whoopi Goldberg Live at the Strathmore and more.

EdibleDC Magazine Presents 3rd Annual Eat/Drink Local 2017
When: Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 6pm
Location: Long View Gallery 12334 9th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Join us for the 3rd Annual EdibleDC Magazine Eat/Drink Local! Your ALL INCLUSIVE ticket gets you 15+ divine drinks and 15+ fabulous foods from the best bartenders and chefs across the DMV. Stay tuned for the annoucment of our VIP only experience at the Columbia Room and the VIP after party. VIP ticket holders also get an exculsive EdibleDC green tote with all our local picks.


There are limited “early bird” discount tickets available until May 1st and they will sell out. Early bird pricing:
$65 General Admission
$85 VIP

2017 Robert F Kennedy Book & Journalism Awards
When: Tuesday, May 23rd 6:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001
In its 49th year, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Winning entries provide insights into the causes, conditions, and remedies of human rights violations and injustice, and critical analyses of relevant policies, programs, individual actions, and private endeavors that foster positive change. The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards are among the few in which winners are determined by their peers. Past winners include The Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS’s 60 Minutes, ABC’s 20/20, Home Box Office, and Los Angeles Times.

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Wednesday Verses Open Mic Series
When: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 8pm
Location: Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant 1626 N. Capitol Street NW Washington, DC 20001
The critically acclaimed and award winning VERSES: THE OPEN MIC EXPERIENCE presented by Upside Marketing, is held at the Old Engine12 Restaurant, 1626 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington DC, each week! The cost to attend verses is $7 and it takes place from 8pm-11:30 p.m. Be prepared to walk in to a room full of creativity, love and inspiration. Artists on the open mic are given time to perform one piece, and the list is at the very front when you enter! Visit our website: for more information, and follow us on twitter and instagram “verses_openmic”. We hope to see you soon!

Social Media “Legal” Taboos – Free Lunch & Learn
When: Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 12noon
Location: WeWork Chinatown 718 7th Street NW Suite 7380 Washington, DC 20001
We all know that a poorly judged post or tweet can have significant personal ramifications, but few people are aware that the same laws that govern personal social media use also apply to businesses. By the time lunch is over, you’ll have a basic understanding of the top social media “legal” taboos including:

Copyright and Trademark infringement
Breach of Confidentiality
Online Reviews
Employee Rights

Underground Comedy at the Big Hunt
When: Friday, May 26th 11:30pm
Location: The Big Hunt, 1345 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
As featured on Comedy Central and in the Washington Post, Underground Comedy presents DC’s best stand-up comics at The Big Hunt every Wednesday through Saturday. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time. There is no cover or drink minimum. The Big Hunt is a Washington Post Editor’s Pick for Best Beer Selection in DC. You must be 21 to enter. Please note that seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

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Whoopi Goldberg Live on Stage at Strathmore
When: Saturday, May 27th at 8pm
Location: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852
She’s a comedian, author, talk-show host, humanitarian and star of stage and screen. Now Whoopi Goldberg is set to delight a live audience with an evening of storytelling and witty observations on life. You’ve seen her in films like The Color Purple, Ghost, Sister Act, The Lion King and How Stella Got Her Groove Back in addition to countless cameo television appearances. She’s currently on the Emmy Award-winning talk show The View and recently appeared in the feature film Big Stone Gap. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch the outspoken star in an intimate setting as she entertains and inspires with her thought-provoking stand-up comedy at the Music Center at Strathmore. You might even get a chance to ask her a question during an audience Q&A session.

New Public Model Workshop
When: Sunday, May 28th, 2017 3:00-8:00pm.
Location: 1725 I st Floor 3, Washington, DC
Provided and sponsored by Genesislevel modeling agency, we have now made available to the public these one of a kind classes to help sharpen and maintain each participating inspiring model student’s image through coaching, coupled with a detailed and well structured itinerary.

Model Workshop:
​​-Models will take 1 class per month
– Aspiring models will select a Saturday morning or evening class, or a Sunday morning or evening class by cut off dates each month
-Our Model image Consultant is willing to share opportunities with aspiring models that are successful in class.
Sign up now of get more information by emailing

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National Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 29th at 2pm
Location: Along Constitution Ave, NW Washington, DC
The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its thirteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country. The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. It draws on the tradition of Memorial Day parades, going back to the beginning of the holiday just after the Civil War, to create a family friendly event aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes.

About JaVonni Brustow

Urban Conservative, Principal at VM3 Media, Co-Editor-in-Chief of and, Javonni Brustow is a Communications and Media Consultant in Washington, DC with a decade of experience as a seasoned concert producer, marketing expert and brand management expert with multiple news publications. He can be heard LIVE Sundays at 3pm on Popglitz Radio and is a regular on the 'Did She Say That' Breitbart Radio Show with Sonnie Johnson. Inquiries: