Sunday, September 14, 2008
I don't promote a lot of things on this blog, unless it's worthwile, of course. As many of you know, we (Mr. R and I) love art, and the DC art scene that has grown, thanks to the likes of cool people like friend Philippa Hughes and the fly guys at Dissident Display http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/cityguide/features/2008/fall-arts-preview/. Congrats, guys, on your article in the Post! (I digress.)Anyhoo, here's a great art event that ALSO combines fabulous wine:SOUTH AFRICAN WINE TASTINGSAVOR 12 EXTRAORDINARY SOUTH AFRICAN WINESEvent InfoHost:SMITHSONIAN'S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ARTType:Party - BenefitNetwork:GlobalTime and PlaceDate:Monday, September 15, 2008Time:6:30pm - 9:30pmLocation:NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ARTStreet:950 Independence Ave., SWCity/Town:Washington, DCView MapGoogleMapQuestMicrosoftYahooContact InfoPhone:2026334647Email:LeverE@si.eduDescriptionTickets are $50 (30.71 tax deductible)On September 15, 2008, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the National Museum of African Art, South African Airways and Wines of South Africa will host “Savor South African Wine.” This amazing event will include a tasting of wines from 12 extraordinary South African wineries, great food, an exhilarating live band, a silent auction featuring an Hermés scarf, African art and jewelry, African craft items, dinners at well-known Washington area restaurants, and a major auction item – a South African travel package for two which includes airline tickets and hotel accommodations. All proceeds from this event will benefit the numerous educational programs put on by the National Museum of African Art. For more information about the event and to preview all auction items please go to Africa.si.edu.