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Dan About Town: The Best of Bashes, Balls, and Benefits This Past July

Party photographer Dan Swartz’s monthly roundup.

Dan About Town: The Best of Bashes, Balls, and Benefits This Past July
Barbie screening at the Motion Picture Association on July 17. Barbie director Greta Gerwig.
Dan About Town

About Dan About Town

Party photographer Dan Swartz’s diary of bashes, benefits, and galas.

July 9

41st annual RAMMY Awards at the Washington Convention Center

MSNBC host Symone Sanders and Ris Lacoste, chef/owner of Ris.
Xiquet chef Danny Lledó, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s Shawn Townsend, and Restaurateur of the Year winner Rose Previte.
Service Bar’s Christine Kim, Chad Spangler, Glendon Hartley, and Harry Wright.


July 12

Walmart government-affairs office grand opening at 80 M Street, Southeast

Walmart’s Dan Bryant, Business Roundtable’s Josh Bolten, Walmart’s Anita Fendall, Mack McLarty of McLarty Associates, and Walmart’s Bruce Harris.


July 15

2023 Taste of the South gala at the Anthem

SoftBank Group International’s Molly Vinesett; Natalie Yezbick, communications director for Senator John Cornyn; Lee Bonner of Maynard Nexsen; and Mary Collins Atkinson of PLUS Communications.
Somewhere’s Ben Johannemann and Ben Robinson, Democratic campaign strategist Kevin Walling, Malcolm Haith of Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, and Lee Wells of Central Properties.
Politico reporter Olivia Beavers, MK McCloskey of Hatton Partners, and Axios reporter Juliegrace Brufke.


July 17

Barbie screening at the Motion Picture Association

The Motion Picture Association’s Emily Lenzner and Alexa Verveer of Warner Bros. Discovery.
Vital Voices Global Partnership’s Alyse Nelson and the MPA’s Urmila Venugopalan.


July 29

The Capital Club’s 31st annual Sinatra Soirée at City Tavern Club

Attorney Andrea Coronado, Vogel Group’s Bobby Cunningham, and Deloitte’s Alexandria Lovelace.
Zac Rutherford, chief of staff to Representative Diana Harshbarger; House Oversight and Accountability Committee counsel Catherine Potter; Blake Kernen, speechwriter and deputy press secretary for Senator Steve Daines; and Gaden James, staff assistant in the US Senate.
Walker & Dunlop’s Thomas Farrell, who is vice president of the Capital Club; Stephanie Fischer of NeverMissed; and Avison Young’s Joe French, Capital Club president.


July 30

2023 Citi Taste of Tennis at La Vie

Tennis players Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils.
Chef Victor Albisu, tennis player Treat Huey, and chef Kevin Tien.
Tennis player Jessica Pegula with Mark Ein, chairman of Mubadala Citi DC Open and minority owner of the Washington Commanders.

This article appears in the September 2023 issue of Washingtonian.