Tonight’s the Night: Art+Cocktails

[ 0 ] March 22, 2013 |

Tonight ARTINI takes over the District cocktail scene from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.  The event culminates the month-long competition where eight of the city’s best mixologists will compete to make an artistic martini—an “artini”—inspired by works in the Corcoran’s collection. Venues for this year’s ARTINI are: Ambar, Bandolero, Daikaya, The Gibson, Jack Rose, The Passenger, P.O.V., and Zentan. Washington’s top artini will be announced at the celebratory event with tastings of all eight artinis, a beer and wine bar, hors d’oeuvres as well as desserts, music by alive and able (chukwumaa), and dancing. Guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite cocktail to grant a coveted “People’s Choice” award.

Tickets for ARTINI 2013 are $125. VIP Tickets for 1869 Society Members are $169; VIP tickets for the public are $200. All proceeds will benefit NOW at the Corcoran, the Gallery’s contemporary art program dedicated to exhibitions of and performances by emerging and mid-career artists. In 2013, NOW presents the work of iona rozeal brown, Mary Coble, Mia Feuer, Andrea Fraser, Ellen Harvey, and Shodekeh.  More info on Artini can be found here.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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