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Jeff Bridges: Serving it up for kids.(Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images)

Drinks for Dinner

Looking for a way to cool down from the heat wave? Stop by Charlie Palmer Steak’s rooftop, 101 Constitution Ave., NW, for Share Our Strength’s cocktail reception.

Actor Jeff Bridges, the No Kid Hungry campaign spokesman, will be on hand to help raise money for the campaign’s mission to end childhood hunger in the United States. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. and will feature appetizers provided by chef Charlie Palmer and chef Gerry Hayden and, of course, cocktails.


Tickets run $150 for the reception and are available at For more information, contact Emily Byram at (202) 478-6527.

Talk About Progressive

Party-hopping has never been cooler. On Wednesday, join the Center for Global Development at its 10th annual Embassy Progressive Dinner and party hop on a journey through an entire meal.

How else can you end up enjoying cocktails at the residence of the British ambassador, dinner at the Embassy of Finland, and dessert at the residence of the ambassador of Norway? It’s the perfect way to virtually travel the world.


Tickets for the progressive dinner start at $1,000. For more information, contact Sarah Marchal Murray at (202) 416-4013.

Casa de Cocktails

If you still haven’t gotten enough partying in for the week, Fiesta Azul is the event for you. On Thursday, the Colon Cancer Alliance will host the annual cocktail party event to benefit the organization’s Spanish-language outreach program and the Blue Note Fund.

The event features light refreshments, an open bar, and a silent auction. The dress code is casual, but CCA requests that you wear blue to show your support. There is a $100 suggested donation for general-attendance tickets. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. at Stages Premier Realtors Washington, 1515 14th St., NW, on the second floor. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Rock Out for Charity

Into music more than food and drink? Head to the 9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW, on Thursday to support the No Greater Sacrifice Foundation at its Rock. Serve. Learn. Concert.


The bands Quietdrive, Shinobi Ninja, The Blackjacks, and We Were Kings will be performing to help the No Greater Sacrifice Foundation, which supports the children of fallen and permanently wounded service members through scholarships and resources to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of higher education.

The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and are available at the 9:30 Club box office or online at For more information about the concert, contact

Dramatic Doc

If you prefer to spend your evening watching a good flick, the screening of the documentary Revealed: The Himalayan Meltdown may be more your speed.

The movie focuses on the shrinking glaciers in the Himalayan mountain region and how the rising sea levels are affecting the people in the area.

Sponsored by the U.N. Development Program, the screening will be followed by a discussion with Ajay Chhibber, the U.N. assistant secretary general and U.N. Development Program director for Asia and the Pacific.

You can catch the movie at 6:30 p.m. at the Asia Society’s Cinnabar Room, 1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW. The event is free, but you must RSVP to by noon on Wednesday.

This article appears in the June 6, 2011 edition of NJ Daily.

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