The sold-out SOME Jr Gala was held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art Friday night. It was a packed house filled with primarily professional twenty somethings with music provided by Fredericksburg, Virginia based band Blues Tips Rhythm Revue and DJ Todd Smith. The benefit raised money for Marguerite’s Place, a new community center being built by SOME for the families living in apartments at SOME’s Chespapeake and Barnaby Street programs.
The Gala started off with the SOME Jr chair and the committee thanking all the attendees for coming. Soon after the Blues Tips Rhythm Revue band started with amazing covers of blues hits. During the band’s break, the DJ brought out the hits like Rihanna’s “Only Girl” and people were jamming on the dance floor even doing the shuffle. There were open bars on the first and second floors of the Corcoran as well as appetizers to eat like grilled cheese, sandwiches, carrots, cookies, and chocolates. Luckily the line for the bars went quickly, however so did my drink when I put it down, twice the waiters took it away before I had finished it!!
Party attendee and Kiplinger journalist Jonathan Crawford said he came to the gala because, “Why not! Support a good cause and have a good time doing it!!” He also proudly added, ”My girlfriend is an artist and also works at the Corcoran.”
Familiar friendly faces I saw were: Philip Ballard, Windy Shepherd, Aaron Bullard and his gorgeous, medical school student/ navy officer sister Ashley, Fletcher Gill, and ubiquitous photographers Dan Swartz and Alfredo Flores.
This was a very well run event and there was an after party at George in Georgetown. George promised to donate $5 to SOME for every person who came to the after party. Sadly, I pooped out before George, but I’m sure it was a well attended after party!
Contact SOME if you wish to volunteer with SOME, they are always looking for help in making this world a better place.