Monday, October 01, 2007

Winners to tickets to Reyes of Comedy!

So you participated and you won!!!!!!!
Check out to see if your name made it to list. If you did, contact me Estuardo today at

Anna Phommachanh
Layla Wright
Silvia Villacampa
Ron Jaurequi
Christopher Carranza
Adriana Ysern
Bonnie Alexander
Anthony Hinojosa
Yesenia Mancia
Sonia Guttierez
Carlos Joaquin
Debbie Crishman
Laura Rodriguez
Leticia Salazar
Ramiro Parada
Maria Temiquel
Alberto Dominguez
Vannessa Moran
Alfredo Flores

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hispanic Heritage Month is here and if you are in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area you only need to keep an open ear to hear of the numerous events taking place during the month or visit to read about them.

The hardest questions most of us will face are: How do I attend them all and where do I find the reserve of energy to do so?

As the "home" to policy-makers, activists, lobbyists, ambassadors, national Hispanic organizations as well as local Hispanic businesses and a vast Hispanic community, there are plenty of local events and high-profile galas taking place.

Always one of the largest events to attend is the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institutes 3 day event (Public Policy Conference, Annual Reyes of Comedy and Annual Gala). The Gala is always exciting and an ideal event to attend for networking with thousands of individuals.

Enjoy them all but schedule wisely or you’ll find yourself burnt out before the month is over.

I'm sure we'll see each other at one of the see you soon! Chris from

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Latin Rock Concert in Virginia this Friday, September 7

Check out Octavia this Friday at the State Theatre in Virginia. This versatile Bolivian band combines rock with folkloric melodic structures plus modern electronic sequences andacoustic warmth. Octavia, which has aired on MTV Latin America and CNN in Spanish, includes of nativeinstruments and rhythms in their music.

Tickets available at plus in person & by phone at The State’s Box Office (703) 237-0300

For a complete listing of all concerts in The State Theatre, visit

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Unidos por el Perú/United For Peru Fundraiser Event on Thursday, August 30 at Lima Restaurant in DC

DATE: Thursday, August 30, 2007

TIME: 5:30-9:30pm

LOCATION: LIMA Restaurant1401 K Street, NWWashington, DCClosest Metro Station: McPherson Square-Blue/Orange Lines

DESCRIPTION: On August 15, 2007, an earthquake measuring nearly 8.0 on the Richter scale occurred off the southwest coast of Peru. The earthquake destroyed homes, building and roads in the cities of Chincha Alta, Ica, and the capital of Lima. Many remote areas still have not been reached.
Join, local and national Hispanic organizations and individuals from the area as we host a fundraiser event and silent auction to benefit the victims.

ADMISSION: This event is free but we do request that attendees make a voluntary contribution of $20. There will also be a silent auction which will begin at 6:00pm. All contributions and bids collected from the silent auction will be donated to the bank account established by the Embassy of Peru:

ACCOUNT NAME: Embassy of Peru – Sismo Peru 2007
BANK ADDRESS: HSBC Bank, USA, NA 1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20036

you or your business would be interested in joining as a co-host by donating items or services to the silent auction, please contact

Friday, July 20, 2007

Oye! Newsletter and New site

Don't forget to subscribe (if you haven't done so already) to our Oye! Newsletter, our bi-weekly's free and it will keep you up to date on what's happening in our area.

To subscribe, simply send an e-mail to

We're revamping our site so in a few weeks you will be able to sign up online as well as have access to a bunch of cool and new features!

Stay tuned!!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Oxígeno Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 27 and Our Latest E-Newsletter returns with its latest edition of the Oxígeno Happy Hour at Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar on Capitol Hill.

Join Hispanic professionals from Capitol Hill and all over the Washington DC Metropolitan area for a unique networking event.

DATE: Wednesday, June 27, 2007

TIME: Beginning at 5:30pm

LOCATION: Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar-
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC

ADMISSION: Admission is FREE for this event. We only ask that you please send your full name to by 12pm, Wednesday, June 27th in order for us to provide a head count to the restaurant. You may still attend if you are unable to RSVP.

Why drive when you can take the train? Sonoma is located within walking distance from Capitol South and Eastern Market Metro Stations and Gallery Place/Chinatown. If you do drive, street parking is available after 6:30pm.

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Avanzando: Young Latinos & the Progressive Movement

Monday, June 18th, 2007
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Jin Lounge (2017 14th Street NW)
Washington, D.C.

Come and meet politically engaged college student and young working professionals at our summer networking social.

This event will feature Will Campos, Prince George's County Councilman, and Esther Aguilera, president and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Please join Campus Progress, Voto Latino, Hispanic Strategy Group and as we showcase the work and dedication of these two young progressive leaders and give attendees the opportunity to meet and network with influential Latinos in D.C.

Drink and appetizer specials will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information or questions please contact Keisha Senter at, or 202.741.6256.

Want to get your event posted on our blog? Send us an e-mail at

Monday, May 07, 2007

Thank you for supporting our 5 de Mayo!

Thank you to all those who attended (and there are many of you)! Special thanks to our co-sponsors for contributing to the success of this event. It was so much fun to be able to network, dance and enjoy the great ambiance.

AND get ready...we're working already on some more fun events for the summer.

In the meantime, stay tuned and
subscribe to our newsletter to receive Oye!, our bi-weekly e-newsletter...IT'S FREE!


Es, Chris and Leila

Thursday, May 03, 2007

We're ready for our pre-5 de mayo event!

We're only hours away from our 5 DE Mayo HAPPY HOUR ! A big thank you to all of the organizations helping us out this year and to all those who have RSVP'd already. Please make sure you subscribe to (if you haven't already - it only takes 1 minute) and that you RSVP by Thursday, May 3rd to to receive reduced admission before 6:30pm.

Hey... and by the way leave us a comment (or 2) on this blog if you have any ideas or comments about future events.

It's going to be a lot of fun!!!


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

5 de Mayo Happy Hour and Networking Event on Friday, May 4th!,, and Maru Montero invite you to their 5 de Mayo Happy Hour.

The event will take place:

  • on Friday, May 4th;

  • from 5:00-10:00pm;

  • at UltraBar & Lounge, 911 F Street, NW (3 blocks from Metro Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Stops).

We will have many surprises including:

  • Live entertainment from Maru Montero Dance Company and Mariachi Las Américas;

  • Great drink specials and

  • Tasty appetizers.
Cost: $10.00 before 7:30pm, $15 afterwards.

$5.00 for subscribers before 6:30.
RSVP by May 3rd to


National Society of Hispanic MBAs
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting

Hispanic Bar Association - DC

Círculo de Puerto Rico
National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives - DC Chapter
Congressional Hispanic Staffers Association

Friday, April 13, 2007

Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 18! Win Tickets to See Victor Manuelle in Concert

Before our 5 de Mayo Extravaganza at UltraBar & Lounge, you will have another chance to mingle, network and win tickets to see salsa super star, Victor Manuelle, at the Hilton McLean Hotel in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

Join us at our monthly Oxígeno Happy Hour from 5:30 - 9:30pm on April 18th at Café Citron (1343 Connecticut Avenue, NW, WDC).

At this event, will be raffling off 3 pairs of tickets to see Victor Manuelle in concert. WHY BUY THEM WHEN YOU CAN WIN THEM?

Admission is free and anyone and everyone is invited to attend. We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

We're Getting Ready for Our 5 de Mayo Extravaganza! Are You In?


On Friday, May 4th, will host its annual Cinco de Mayo Networking Happy Hour.

This year this event will take place at ULTRA Bar and Lounge, located at 911 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 5:30-9:30 pm.

We will have live entertaintment, lots of giveaways, and great drink specials!

If you've been to our previous 5 de Mayo Celebrations, you know they are lots of fun. If you haven't, shame on you....but it's never too late to redeem yourself so you have to be there this year!

So far the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting and the Hispanic Bar Association-DC have accepted our invitation to co-host the event.

Interested in co-hosting or volunteering? Contact us at by April 18th to find out all the details!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Looking for a few good volunteers!

Are you fun, outgoing and sociable? If you are, we want to meet you.

If you're interested in learning more about what we do and would like to help us out in upcoming events, please write to us at Our volunteer opportunities range from writing for our site and blog to helping us promote one of our many events.

So join the family today!

And remember: to keep up to date with what's happening in our area, always visit:

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Thank you to the Kennedy Center for giving tickets away to's subscribers.

Here are the lucky winners:

Guiliana N.
Vivian D.
Pilar G.
Gabrielle M.
Veronique L.
Ana M.
Jonnathan D.
Sandra A. P.
Sonia Patricia G.
Blanca M.

For more information about the Mariza and Eugenia León Concert this Friday,
visit our latest newsletter.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Last Happy Hour and More Events!

Thanks for coming out last Wednesday, March 14th to our Oxígeno Networking Happy Hour!

Stay tuned for more events! But in the meantime, make sure you always check out our
calendar of events.

Remember don't be left out of the picture!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuesday's Winners!

Today's Winners:

Gloria Martinez
Beto Zaleta Jr.

Join us this Wednesday, March 14th at Eyebar for our Monthly Oxígeno Networking Happy Hour! We'll be raffling off tickets to MANÁ's concert. Check out our latest newsletter for more information!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Monday's Winners!

Today's Winners are:

Eleonor Velasquez
Inez Clyne

Join us this Wednesday, March 14th at Eyebar for our Monthly Oxígeno Networking Happy Hour! We'll be raffling off tickets to MANÁ's concert. Check out our latest newsletter for more information!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Friday's Winners!

Unfortunately, we had some technical issues on Thursday with our blog. Therefore we are re-announcing yesterday's winners. They will have until 9pm Friday to claim their tickets!

Here are the winners:

Elina Ribakova
Betilde Munoz-Poggossian
Eva Jenker
Ruben Escobar

To claim your tickets, send an e-mail to For information on this contest, click here.

CONFIRMED! Our next Oxígeno Happy Hour will take place on Wednesday, March 14th at Eyebar! We will be raffling off 3 pairs of tickets to the MANÁ Concert. Check out our latest newsletter for this information and much more!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Wednesday's Winners!

Congratulations to Damaris León and Geo Nunez!
You both have tickets to see Mariza and Eugenia León in concert at the Kennedy Center on Friday, March 23rd.

Please send an e-mail to by 9pm tonight in order to claim your tickets. We must hear from you by 9pm or the tickets will be returned to the pool and given away the following day.

To learn about this contest,
click here.

CONFIRMED! Our next Oxígeno Happy Hour will take place on Wednesday, March 14th at Eyebar! Check out the information!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

WIN TICKETS TO GREAT CONCERTS TODAY. SEE HERE HOW TO BE A WINNER! has been provided with 10 pairs of tickets to the see two outstanding women in concert.

Starting Wednesday, March 7th, will be giving away a pair of tickets per day from Monday to Friday to this one-night, one-time only performance featuring Mariza and Eugenia León at the Kennedy Center on Friday, March 23rd.

To participate in the giveaway you only need to be a subscriber and visit this blog ( daily to see if your name has been selected. If your name appears in the blog, you have until 9pm that evening to e-mail us at to claim your tickets.

Any tickets that are not claimed by winner on that specific day will returned back to the remaining tickets that have not been given away until we have given away all 10 pairs.

If you are currently not a subscriber and wish to enter the giveaway, visit home page and click on the "SIGN UP" button.


Monday, February 19, 2007


First Oxígeno Networking Happy Hour of 2007

DATE:Wednesday, February 21, 2007

TIME: Doors Open at 5:30pm

LOCATION: SONOMA Restaurant and Wine Bar
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC
Nearest Metro Stop: Capitol Hill South

DESCRIPTION: Join members, along with professionals from Capitol Hill, and the public and private sectors for the 1st Oxígeno happy hour of 2007. Enjoy Latin music, drink specials, great variety of wines, networking opportunities as well as new and old friends.

Co-sponsors: Hispanic Bar Association and Círculo de Puerto Rico

ADMISSION: This event is free but we do request that you RSVP to

SPECIAL INFO: SONOMA will be offering all attendees the opportunity to purchase half-glasses to sample their exquisite collection of wines and a cash bar.

Want to see what else is going on in our area?
Check out our latest newsletter at



Thursday, February 08, 2007

Valentine's is a few days away! Have you purchased your flowers yet? has partnered with Tierra Floral Design (4961 Bethesda Avenue,Bethesday, MD) to offer a discount on all ordered floral arrangements forValentine's Day.

Contact Jorge Cordero at or by phone at 240.305.1710 and ask for the special discount.You must mention to receive the discount!

From a dozen roses to elaborate bouquets, Tierra Floral Design has whatyou're looking for. Visit them on the Web at

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Some great events during January!

Here are some great events taking place during the last few days of the month of January...AND start getting ready for's February Oxígeno Happy Hour. Location and date is still TBD.

Music: Ernesto Tamayo
Sunday, January 28, 2007 @ 6:00 PM
Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
This award-winning classical guitarist from Havana, Cuba has studied at the Peabody Conservatory, recorded four albums, and regularly tours Europe and North and South America. This is a Millennium Stage free performance.

Theater: "Las Paredes" ("The Walls")
GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th St, NW , WDC

February 1 to 25, 2007
GALA is pleased to announce the U.S. Spanish language premiere of "Las Paredes" ("The Walls"). This sharp and deeply ironic play by the controversial Argentine Griselda Gambaro, one of Latin America’s foremost contemporary playwrights, is the second production of our 2006-2007 season, "Her Work, His Staging", an ongoing celebration of Hispanic female playwrights.


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