From a press release:
The Miss United States Pageant has moved its national pageant from Las Vegas, NV to Washington, D.C.. The multi-day event with contestants from all 50 states, four territories and the District of Columbia begins on July 3rd and concludes with the finals competition on Sunday, July 8th.
Contestants will compete for the titles of Miss Jr. Teen United States, Miss Teen United States, Ms. United States and Miss United States in the categories of runway, personal interview, swimsuit, evening gown and on-stage question.
In addition to the four areas of competition, contestants will also participate in a number of holiday events throughout the greater D.C. area: On July 4th, contestants will march in the Capitol Hill Parade and later that day, all 55 Miss contestants will attend the Washington Nationals Game where the reigning Miss United States, Ashley Smith, will sing the National Anthem and during the 7th inning stretch – America the Beautiful. That evening, contestants and their families will enjoy the fireworks at Long Branch Park. Other planned events include a shopping spree at the Shops at Crystal City and lunch at the Hamburger Hamlet and King Street Blues on July 5th & 6th followed by another shopping spree at Pentagon City Mall and lunch at Harry’s Smokehouse on July 7th.
Runway Competition will be held at the Sphynx Club DC Thursday, July 5th at 8PM. Preliminary competitions begin on Friday July 6th (swimwear) & Saturday July 7th (Evening Gown). Both Prelims are to take place at the Synetic Theater in Crystal City. The finals will be held on Sunday, July 8th in Arlington at the Washington & Lee Performing Arts Center.
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join metrobar and the team at DC Beer for a taste of 12 holiday brews, all made in the DMV by your favorite local breweries! Your ticket gets you access to the afternoon tasting with 3oz pours of each of