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DC Media and Wonks Headline Picnic Theatre Company Performance of ‘The New York Idea

DC journos and wonks memorize their lines and don period costumes at the Picnic Theatre Company’s one-act performance of “The New York Idea.” Written in 1906 by Langdon Mitchell, the play is a turn-of-the-last century American social comedy of manners about dating, marriage, and divorce.

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Directed by 18th St. Films’ Karim Chrobog, the cast includes NPR’s Nurith Aizenman, Bloomberg’s Sandrine Rastello, USTR’s Christina Sevilla, PBS’s Daniela Kelley, Office of Rep. Alan Grayson’s Matt Stoller, Department of Defense’s John Plumb, Wiley Rein’s Nova Daly, EPA’s Charles Kovatch, and Malmaison restauranteur Omar Popal. Proceeds support Dropinthebucket.org, building wells for primary schools in Africa, the Dumbarton House, and the Phillips Collection.

The ‘party theater for charity’ kicks off tonight at the Dumbarton House gardens in Georgetown through Friday and at the Phillips Collection on June 26.

For tickets, click here (Dumbarton House) or here (Phillips Collection).

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Weekend Happenings

Clipart Illustration of a Bunch Of Floating Party Balloons WithHey Party People! What you got going on this weekend? U.S. News & World Report‘s Nikki Schwab is celebrating her 30th tonight and DC journo band Suspicious Package is performing two nights in a row at Art Soiree‘s 4th annual Political Cartoon Exhibit.

Schwab, who shares her birth date with First Lady Michelle Obama, is starting out at Baby Whale (1124 9th St. NW) tonight at 7:30pm. Stop on by and buy the girl a birthday drink!

Both Friday and Saturday night, Art Soiree is hosting a political cartoon exhibit by KAL (Kevin Kallaugher) at the Ritz in Georgetown with a performance by Suspicious Package. Comprised of reporters armed with their musical talent and rock star looks, band members include Pulitzer Prize-winning WashPost Editorial Cartoonist Tom Toles, senior government officials Christina Sevilla and Bryan Greene, former TIME/Bloomberg journo Tim Burger and Medill School of Journalism’s Josh Meyer.

Art Soiree’s a ticketed event. Get yours here.

Send us what else is goin’ on and we’ll add it in. See ya around!

Journos Check Out Chekhov

Those crazy kids of the Picnic Theater Company were at it again over the weekend. Selling out two straight performances, Washington Life‘s Michael Clements, Suspicious Package’s Christina Sevilla, Napoleon restauranteur Omar Popal, World Bank’s Bruce MacPhail, NIH’s Oli Robinson and  filmmaker Karim Chrobog, staged “An Evening with Anton Chekhov” at the Washington Club in Dupont Circle.  Spotted in the audience: The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta, CNN’s Elise Labott, NYT‘s Eric Lipton, Boston Globe‘s Farah Stockman, WaPo‘s Nancy TrejosNurith Aizenmann and  Annie Gowen, Tim Burger, Ashcroft Group’s Juleanna Glover, Christopher Reiter of Muleh, K Street Kate Michael.  Proceeds benefitted the Helen Hayes Award theater programs for DC kids.

Journos Spend an Evening with Poe

DC media types kick started their Halloween weekend by attending three sold out performances of “An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe”  in the garden and ballroom of Dumbarton House.  Following on this summer’s sold out performances of Moliere’s “The Hypochondriac”, the DC-based Picnic Theatre Company staged a Halloween party production of Poe stories — Cask of Amontillado, Fall of the House of Usher, and the Telltale Heart, with DJ intermission, wine and crepes.  Ensemble cast:  Washington Life‘s Michael ClementsChristina Sevilla of Suspicious Package,  Napoleon restaurant’s Omar Popal, Picnic Theatre co-founders Bruce MacPhail and Oli Robinson.  Attendees included Tim Burger, Kiki Ryan, Christine Delargy, Wash Life‘s Kevin Chaffee, TIME‘s Jay Newton-Small, WaPo‘s Nancy TrejosWaPo‘s Annie Gowen, NYT‘s Eric Lipton and Elham Dehbozorgi, NBC Washington’s Kate Michael.  Proceeds benefited Dumbarton House historical preservation and Clowns Without Borders.

Media Types Get Dramatic for Moliere in the Garden

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Michael Clements exhibiting his finely-tuned craft.

Media types like Tim Burger, TIME‘s Jay Newton-Small and Pamela’s Punch blogger Pamela Sorensen gathered last night in the garden of the Dumbarton House to watch a performance of Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid.” Directed by award-winning film director Karim Chrobog, the play starred Michael Clements, Washington Life executive editor and “Suspicious Package” lead singer Christina Sevilla as well as Omar Popal, Jessica Tribbe, Nishi Rawat and Emad Dawood.

Last night was the first of two nights for the sold out production that benefits Clowns Without Borders and the Dumbarton House.

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Washington Life Kicks Off Summer

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Coventry Burke, Becca Glover, Victoria Michael

Washington Life magazine kicked off the summer season last night on the roof of the Donovan House. Guests like The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie, BCM’s Katherine Kennedy, Jennifer Vinson, Daily Caller’s Becca Glover, Victoria Michael, Dewey Square’s Courtney Cohen, Examiner‘s Tara Palmeri, Christina Sevilla and NBC News intern Elyssa Dornic joined Washington Life‘s Kevin Chaffee and John Arundel (Michael Clements was at play practice) for Absolut cocktails, cool grooves and the last few hours of sunlight.

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L: Elyssa Dornic, Glenn Ballard, Katherine Kennedy R: Tara Palmeri and Courtney Cohen

Courtovich Hosts Journos For Annual Gaucho


Courtovich took this pic of Gaucho decorations.

Jim Courtovich, managing partner of Kearsarge Global Advisers, hosted his annual Gaucho party Saturday night. And he delivered with a great menu (pineapple martinis and chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches were crowd pleaser), late night party (Bob Schieffer’s midnight appearance) and a stellar guest list…

Savannah Guthrie, Betsy Fischer, Jonathan Martin, Jessica Yellin, Matt Cooper, Tammy Haddad, Jeff Zeleny, Julie Mason, John Harwood, Karen Finney, Anne Kornblut, Kasie Hunt, Erin McPike, Sasha Issenberg, Kiki Ryan, Christine Delargy, Rick Klein, Mark Murray, Abby Livingston, Michael Falcone, Ashley Parker, Libby Leist, Amie Parnes, Jay Newton Small, Lizzie O’Leary, Athena Jones, Sunlen Miller and Phil Elliott were just some of the media-types in attendance.

Politico‘s Mike Allen and NYT‘s Mark Leibovich also just missed each other at the party.

Also: Austan Goolsbee, Stephanie Cutter, Juleanna Glover, Christina Sevilla, Michael Feldman, Jill Zuckman and Sasha Johnson.

Your Daily “Suspicious Package” Post

Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy, Glenn Ballard, CBS producer Rob Hendin, Quinn Gillespie’s Chris Brown, Mark Paustenbach, RNC’s Doug Heye, Daily Caller’s Moira Bagley, Ben Clark, Urban Daddy’s Jeff Dufour, Qorvis’ Seth Pietras and others gathered to listen to “Suspicious Package” at Glover Park’s Gin and Tonic on Friday night. While most of SP’s roadies called it a wrap when the band finished around 11pm, a few of these folks were caught shamelessly, solid-gold dancing at Smith Point hours later. You know who you are.

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Band: Tim Burger, Christina Sevilla, Tom Toles, Bryan Greene and Josh Meyer

Journos Mingle with Rosario Dawson

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Actress Rosario Dawson headlined an event last evening for Voto Latino, an organization she co-founded, aimed at getting the Latino population to fill out their census forms.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis – the first Latina Cabinet member and White House domestic policy advisor Melody Barnes also spoke on a panel organized by Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar. PBS’ Maria Hinojosa moderated.

In the crowd: Tammy Haddad, Lani Hay, Lee Brenner, Christina Sevilla, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy and Kaylee Hartung and Tim Burger – did you know that he and Rosario are BFF??

Overheard at the cocktail hour, Rosario: “Where’s Burger?” The two became chummy after a White House Correspondents Association Dinner a few years ago.

Also overheard – Secretary Solis’ nephew asking CBS producers who Rosario Dawson was…after snapping a pic with her.

Suspicious Package at the German Embassy Tonight

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Pic from an earlier performance.

A Suspicious Package will be admitted to the Embassy of Germany tonight.

Tim Burger, Tom Toles, Josh Meyer, Bryan Greene and Christina Sevilla will be playing at the Embassy’s gala celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. They go on at 9pm and say it “would be fun to see folks there to hoist a Berliner Weisse.”

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