The scene: A surrealist playground at this year’s Night Nouveau

Held at the historic Halcyon House mansion in Georgetown, the annual Night Nouveau party returned Saturday wilder and weirder than ever with a surrealism theme for its young professional guests, reports our “The Scene” photographer Kate Warren. Guests noshed on food from Daikaya, Sushiko, Peruvian Brothers, Dolci Gelati and Georgetown Cupcake. The party, which benefits the S&R Foundation, featured a maze, performance artists and an after party at Malmaison.

Night Nouveau & Taste of DC!

We went to S&R Foundation's Night Nouveau at Halcyon House.

Guests enjoyed quirky, unique décor that drew inspiration from the masters of Surrealism, including Salvador Dali's melting clocks painting, a maze, mimes, and walking trees. 

There was also a VIP Room with Moet & Chandon all evening and an after party at Malmaison. 

Peruvian Brothers, along with Sushiko, Daikaya, Georgetown Cupcakes, and Dolci Gelati, provided delish treats. 

S&R Foundation presents Char Prescott and Ryo Yanagitani in Review

The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage has earned the remarkable record of having presented a free concert every afternoon at 6pm, 365 days a year (possibly minus a snow day or two), for more than fifteen years.  The concerts cover an enormous range of music and dance genres and I must say, if they’ve all been as good as Friday afternoon’s cello and piano duo, Char Prescott and Ryo Yanagitani, then as a New Yorker I’ve really been missing something.

One Foundation, Many Missions: Supporting Art, Science, And Business

In the mid 1980s, Japanese Doctors Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno founded R-Tech Ueno Ltd. and went on to uncover the therapeutic properties of prostones in treating glaucoma. Since then, the doctors have developed medications to treat issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation, and have more than 600 international patents still pending.

Char Prescott and Ryo Yanagitani perform varied program in S&R Foundation’s opener

Looking to widen its cultural footprint in Washington, the S&R Foundation, which usually holds concerts at its historic Evermay mansion in Georgetown, ventured out to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Friday to present its season opener. Cellist Char Prescott and pianist Ryo Yanagitani squeezed a varied program of Bach, Brahms and Bartok into the Millennium’s one-hour format.