Watch the Debate With Ward 6 Democrats

Posted September 25, 2007 at 4:38pm

The Ward 6 Democrats are hosting a party tonight to watch the Democratic presidential candidates debate in New Hampshire. The party runs from 8:45 to 11 p.m. at Jordan’s 8, 523 Eighth St. SE.

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells (D) will be a special guest for the event, which features light food, a cash bar and four TVs for watching the debate. Ward 6 Democrats President Charles Allen, who doubles as Wells’ chief of staff, also will attend.

A $10 donation will go to the DC Democratic State Committee.

For more information about the event or the Ward 6 Democrats, contact Jesse Rauch at ward6dems@mac.com.

‘Music for the Vendors’ Benefits Eastern Market

The Countertop Quartet, a Washington, D.C.-based vocal group, will perform a concert to benefit Eastern Market at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill at 8 p.m. Saturday. The show, titled “Seraphic Flames — Music for the Vendors of Eastern Market, in DC,” will feature soprano, alto and countertenors accompanied by an organ.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students who purchase the tickets in advance online; children under 14 can attend for free. All proceeds will go to the Capitol Hill Community Foundation’s efforts to rebuild the historic market, which was severely damaged in an April 30 fire.

This is the second show the band has done to benefit Eastern Market. The first took place in June at the Church of the Reformation. So far the band has raised $550 for the market, with hopes of raising an additional $1,450.

Tickets will be available at the door or online at countertopquartet.org.

— Daniel Heim and Alison McSherry