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Cause Its Good

Posted in DC: Dining & Cocktails with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2013 by substanceandstyledc

175545_372083282869238_510260500_oIn a city where new becomes old very fast there is a U Street area bar and restaurant that opened several months ago that is only gaining in popularity. Why? Perhaps it is because it has a friendly staff, or because it has great food, maybe because it has cool cocktails and beer selections.  One might also think it is because all the profits from this philanthropub go to charitable organizations.  Located at 1926 9th Street NW, just two blocks from the U Street Metro station, Cause bills itself as a bar where having a good time helps a worthy cause.  Try it. Cause we know you’ll love it too.


Back to School & Back to Beautiful

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 27, 2012 by substanceandstyledc


Registration is now open for the 7th annual DC Public Schools (DCPS) Beautification Day on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 8:00am to 1:00pm. This annual DCPS event was established in 2005 as a citywide “spruce up” of all DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school. Volunteers are needed at over 100 schools. Efforts will include landscaping, trash pick-up, light painting, planting flowers, setting up classrooms, creating leveled book rooms and other beautification efforts. DCPS will provide the supplies, water and a t-shirt. You will provide a great service to your community!

Art as Memorial

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by substanceandstyledc

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was started in June of 1987 to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to be used as a tool to help the world understand the impact of the disease. More than 20 years later the Quilt remains a reminder of a pandemic that still exists. As Washington, DC hosts the International AIDS Conference, sections of the Quilt are on display on The National Mall and at more than 40 other locations throughout the Washington, D.C. area from July 21-­ 25. Most venues will be open from 10 am to 5 pm during this time.

The Quilt consisting of 48,000 panels has rarely wholly been on display. With the advancement of technology however, a collaboration of researchers and academicians have created a digitized quilt that allows for more accessibility and the ability to search panels by name.

If you are interested in expressing yourself, ONE and (RED) recently launched (2015) Quilt to engage a new generation in fighting the pandemic where anyone can create a panel. Learn more about their campaign for the beginning of the end of AIDS here.

Sweet Thanks Giving

Posted in DC: Dining & Cocktails with tags , , on November 10, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

The Thanksgiving holiday is always a delicious time for gathering with family and friends to acknowledge your many blessings. It is also a time of year when we are encouraged to share our bounty. For several years two local charitable organizations have held Thanksgiving fundraisers that are great for your heart and your stomach. This year is no different.

Through November 17, Food & Friends, dedicated to providing meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with life-challenging illnesses such as AIDS and cancer will be taking orders for their annual Slice of Life pie sale. The purchase of a pumpkin, apple crumb, sweet potato, pecan or creamy chocolate covered cheesecake pie priced from $25 to $40 will provide one full day of meals for someone in the DC area in need. After purchasing your pie online it is available for pick up November 22 from 11am to 8pm at one of 26 CVS stores in the metro area.  The pies are a delicious addition to your dessert spread and simultaneously can spread joy to another family by providing nourishment.

If buying a pie doesn’t tempt your taste buds for giving, try the cookies prepared and sold by DC youth ages 7 – 18 through the Cookie Time!! program of Kid Power. Kid Power is a civics-based organization that provides academic, nutritional, and service learning opportunities in under-served neighborhoods in Wards 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8. For the Cookie Time!! project, young people are assisted by Cake Love Bakery, in operating a small baking business and use their profits to fund local community projects and service trips outside the District of Columbia. Cookie Time!! holds several cookie sales each year. The next one is Sunday, November 20 from 2pm – 5pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street NW.

Crafty Couture

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 20, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 the Smithsonian Women’s Committee will host their annual Craft 2 Wear event at the National Building Museum 401 F Street, NW from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The annual event is a show and sale for 40 exhibitors who have previously juried into the Smithsonian Craft Shows.  Exhibitors will be selling some of the very best crafted jewelry, wearable art, and accessories for men and women.  Friday, October 21 a private sneak peek reception will be held at 5:30pm and Sunday, October 23 there will be a panel discussion on curating your closet at 11:00am. Admission to the general exhibition sale is $5 and costs for the sneak peek and panel is $50 and $30 respectively. Proceeds from the weekend of events are used to support education, outreach and research at the Smithsonian Institution.

Angels Come to Sing

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on October 17, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

If you have ever wanted to know what angels sound like you don’t have to wait until you get to heaven to find out. The angelic voices of the world renowned Morgan State University Choir under the direction of Dr. Eric Conway will be visiting Washington, DC on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm for a concert benefitting the Vestah W. Byle Scholarship Fund that assists DC area students with financial assistance to attend Morgan State. The concert, held annually at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 9th Street NW, is sponsored by the Morgan State University Alumni Association – DC Metropolitan Area Chapter in collaboration with the Shiloh Baptist Church HBCU Council.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door.

Morehouse {Glee}

Posted in Culture with tags , on March 14, 2011 by substanceandstyledc

As their centennial celebration continues the Morehouse College glee club will perform a special concert in Washington, DC at Shiloh Baptist Church, on March 18 at 7:00pm. Proceeds from this ticketed event will support the Caesar Hill Scholarship which allows Morehouse juniors and seniors from the Washington, DC, area to receive financial assistance. For more information regarding this concert, please contact Durand Ford at 240.398.1069.

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