3rd Annual Midsummer Night’s Dream


Date: June 24, 2012

DC’s Premiere Artist Publicist

Contact: Sandro & Tati | T: 202-841-6441

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 12th  2012 | 7PM-12AM

Midsummer Night’s celebration of Washington Harbour’s new fountain with fantasy body art show and theatrical performances.

Washington, DC—This August Art Soiree, Nick’s Riverside Grill, Tony & Joe’s Restaurant, Roche Salon, MRP Realty at Washington Harbour, and a group of talented local artists use the magic of art to transform the heart of Georgetown into an enchanted wonderland of Midsummer Night’s Dream. Locals and guests of town are invited to celebrate the summer and immerse into a fantastic, fairy-laden setting of color, art, music and performance Sunday, August 12th at Washington Harbour, Georgetown Waterfront, Nick’s Riverside Grill 3050 K Street NW, Washington DC.

This will be a follow up show to the infamous Art Metamoprhosis Gala that took place June 14, 2012 at the Washington Harbour attracting over 3,500 people including DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray. This time, the Harbour complex will highlight in all its beauty with the Bellagio-style dancing fountain in action and painted canvases coming to life. Thirty different model creations painted by some of the best local artists, with whimsical hair pieces created by Roche Salon, will walk in a fantasy runway show. The night will include a musical program featuring live performance by DJ FoTiFo accompanied by live cello, saxophone and trumpet improvisations and graphic video installations of Riki Kim. The highlight of the evening will be live performance by DC’s premier physical theater–SYNETIC THEATER, with pieces from the upcoming season’s program and favorites from the past.


Kim Reyes, Katya Krupko, Vian Shamounki, Shanna Lim, Mounir Afrangi, Abramowitz Jeremy, Margret Kroyer, Jamie Delawder, Nancy Flores, Seb Lorenzo, Natalie Cartner, Nena Nicoli, Tania Kabir, David Camero.

Date: August 12th 2012 7pm – 12am Location: 3050 K Street NW, Washington DC

7:15PM– DJ FoTiFo feat live cello, saxophone and trumpet improvisations atop the fountain tower

7:45PM– Synetic Theater performance in the courtyard

8:30PM– Live drums performance by KAMAJIAN and whimsical show by TRIFECTA group

9:00PM– Model Fantasy Runway Show in the courtyard 10:00PM – Yvetter Rivers Jazz Quartet at

 10:00PM Yvetter Rivers Jazz Quartet at Tony & Joe’s and DJ with video projections at Nick’s Riverside Grill

Nick’s Riverside Grill and Tony & Joe’s Seafood Restaurants will be open for food and beverage service.

Tickets: $10 – 20 available at http://artsoiree-midsummernight2012.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Free street parking; Garage parking available at Washington Harbour’s Colonial Garage at 3000 K Street

Portion of the proceeds benefiting SYNETIC THEATER


Synetic is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, founded in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili. It is DC’s Premier Physical Theater, whose mission is to be the premier American physical theater, fusing dynamic art forms—such as text, drama, movement, acrobatics, dance, and music, by producing world-class physical theater for all ages. Synetic has received a total of 92 Helen Hayes Award nominations and 24 Awards.

Midsummer Night’s Dream event is part of the Art Soiree’s greater artistic events program with mission of enriching lives with art, while promoting local talents.



Founded in September 2009 by two ambitious art lovers, Art Soiree’s goal has been to showcase emerging talent in the visual arts, short film, music, literature and performance art. With a mission to cultivate a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of art in its many forms through production of multiple art events Art Soiree has become DC’s premier artist publicist. Offering its services to artists on a fee and commission free basis, Art Soiree is a limited liability company that uses its for-profit efficiencies to achieve socially beneficial goals and support local arts and charitable organizations. http://www.theartsoiree.com

A Night of Royalty

Have you ever been uncomfortable?  Have you ever been in the hot seat?  Have you done something you felt awkward doing, but you knew it needed to be done?  Have you ever volunteered yourself to stand up for something greater than you?  Well, that’s what the Co-Founder and President of Benevole, Inc. George L. Slaughter wants attendees to take away from the upcoming event “A Night of Royalty”.  The event will benefit N Street Village, a non-profit organization in DC, which assists women with overcoming homelessness, addiction, and mental illness, among offering other services.  All attendees, even the men, must wear women’s shoes.  Why?  Well, it’s very simple.  The women who are clients of N Street Village have to be uncomfortable.  They have to do things that they may not want to do.  But in order to provide a better life for themselves and their families, they make necessary sacrifices.  And while wearing women’s shoes for 3 hours can’t hold a candle to the things these women have experienced in their lives, we can sacrifice ourselves for just a small amount of time to remember the women of N Street Village.  If you want to attend, which I hope you will, please see the details below.  (And if any bloggers in the DMV would like to serve as official press for the event, please e-mail latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org.) 

Contact: LaToya Grant                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org


Washington, DC (December 15, 2011) – Join Washington, DC based Benevole, Inc. as it hosts A Night of Royalty, an event to benefit the women of N Street Village, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm at The Dunes, 1402 Meridian Place NW, Washington, DC.  The donation per person is $25, and the evening includes heavy hors d’ouvre.  High heel shoes are mandatory for men and women, and no photography will be allowed.

A Night of Royalty was originally conceived to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  According to Benevole President and Co-Founder, George L. Slaughter, the event is now “a celebration of women and assisting them as they reclaim their highest quality of life.  The evening will pay homage to the queens of N Street Village who are being empowered, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.” 

Benevole, along with the District’s very own queen, Miss Black DC USA 2012 Amina L. Gilyard, will bring awareness to N Street Village for its outstanding contributions to the women of the Washington Metro Area.  The Benevole team is happy to announce The Dunes as the Platinum Sponsor for the event.  For sponsorship opportunities and ticketing information, please visit Benevole on the web at www.benevoleinc.org.

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Benevole, Inc.’s mission is to advance human rights by meeting immediate needs and building lasting partnerships with community organizations operating on the front-lines.   The vision is enacted with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various issues Benevole addresses and by a commitment to working in partnership with organizations at the local and regional levels who share the organization’s goals.

Benevole Hosts 2nd Fundraiser

Contact: LaToya Grant                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org


Benevole, Inc. is hosting its 2ND fundraiser “A Tribute to MLK-A Black and White Affair” on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Project 4 Gallery (1353 U St. NW, Washington, DC) from 7-11 pm.  The donation per person is $35, and the evening includes heavy hors d’ouvre and an open bar.  Attendees are asked to wear black and white chic attire.  Proceeds from this event will go to DC Central Kitchen, whose mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.  DC Central Kitchen provides a comprehensive continuum of care to the people. Services include serving breakfast and providing outreach and counseling services to chronically homeless people living on the streets.  Each day 3,000 pounds of food are converted into 4,500 meals that are distributed to 100 shelters, transitional homes, and rehabilitation clinics throughout the DC area. 

President and Co-Founder George L. Slaughter states, “At Benevole, we seek to help bridge the gap between beneficiaries and benefactors by supporting and advocating for our existing non-profits.  During this MLK Holiday we could not find a more fitting organization than DC Central Kitchen that answers the question ‘What are we doing for others?’(MLK).”  Current sponsors include Urban Enterprise, Project 4 Gallery and Strategic Technology Institute, Inc. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased on-line at http://www.benevoleinc.org/Events.html and must be secured by January 8.  For more information regarding Benevole, Inc., please visit the website at www.benevoleinc.org

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If you would like more information regarding Benevole, Inc. or the above mentioned fundraiser, please contact LaToya Grant, Director of Communications, at latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org.