Category Archives: in and around dc

happenings in the washington, dc metro area

only in dc :: go-go zumba

i saw someone post a pic about go-go zumba on instagram and i was all like, “weerrrrrrrdddd?? where?” if you are from (or have been to) the dc area and know anything about go-go it’s not hard to imagine how this idea would offer a great workout. in fact, the creator of this workout, dani tucker, said they burn 1,300 calories during each class!

i googled to get more info and found that go-go fitness’s z go-go holds classes all around the dc area and for just five bucks!! the schedule of classes can be found on their site. i also found this video on youtube to give you all a little peek at how it goes down during go-go zumba.

drum circle at malcolm x park

i am ashamed to say i have never been to malcolm x park (as it’s officially known by locals, it’s called meridian hill park by the national park association) to witness the drum circle. it’s something i’ve always said i’d do, but i’ve never made it out there.

being a native of the washington, dc area…fo’ shame!!!

but this very awesome video i found recently by vita foto creation has me really wanting to go and check it out.

Malcolm X Park D.C. from Vita Foto Creation on Vimeo.

if you’re not familiar, the drum circle started back in the 1950s and is held every sunday from 3pm to 9pm during warm weather months. the park is located in columbia heights and is bordered by 15th, 16th, w, and euclid streets in nw.

“friends of ricki” networking event for mompreneurs

on wednesday, october 3, 2012 “friends of ricki” (ricki lake, that is) and capital city mamas are hosting a mompreneur networking event at urban chic in georgetown! come hang out to learn more about starting and growing your business.

urban chic georgetown

come out and chat with women who are living their dreams by running their own businesses and…enjoy appetizers and wine!

this FREE event takes place from 7pm to 9pm. go to capital city mamas for more information and to rsvp! see you there!

the brand new heavies :: dream on dreamer

the brand new heavies always put me in my happy place! “dream on dreamer” reminds me of my college days in nyc filled with discovering new friendships (most of which are still firmly in tact!) and an new exciting city.

whenever i hear this song i feel like i’m still in my dorm room, laughing with friends and blasting music. good times…

oh, and i just found out they’ll be here in the dmv on october 22nd at the birchmere! woot!! woot!!

alexandria king street arts festival

i miss it every daggone year, but this year i am determined to make it out to the 10th annual alexandria king street arts festival in alexandria, virginia. september 8th-9th king street is transformed into a huge outdoor art gallery. although i haven’t had the opportunity to stop through yet, i did ride by it one year and it was brimming with goodies…that i spotted as i drove by.

festival scene by alexandria daily photo.

the festival is six blocks of awesomeness featuring over 200 artists from all around the country and abroad.

saturday, september 8th from 10am to 7pm

sunday, september 9th from 10am to 5pm


unbored in the dmv :: chocolate cake bake off? yes, please!

it’s almost spring!! yes, yes y’all!!! warmer weather. plenty of things to see and do. and dutch is finally breakin’ out of his “do we have to go out?!?” phase so it’s time to get up, get out and do something fun!

the first thing that’s going on my spring calendar is the makes-me-wanna shout chocolate layer cake baking challenge. not exactly a spring-y/outdoor-sy kinda thing to do, but listen, for 20 bucks you can eat chocolate cake and lots of it! hello!

there are 15 semi-finalists in the challenge and you will help choose a winner. can you think of a better way to spend a saturday? i double dog dare you to try!

aside from loving the idea of gorging myself on cake, i’m looking forward to going because i know one of the semi-finalists (karima is gonna take ’em down!!!) and one of the judges, ms. jc hayward of wusa9, is a former co-worker of mine. (check out her site if you have a chance, i assisted in putting it together and launched it last year.)

but anyhoo, wanna join in on the fun? here are the details…

saturday, march 24, 2012
2-4 pm
martha‚Äôs table (a portion of the proceeds will benefit martha’s table)
2114 14th street, nw
washington, dc

go to to purchase tickets today!