PHOTOS: Seersucker Ride
Dakota | Jun 6, 2011 | 9:30AM |

photos by Dakota Fine and Chris Chen

After 2 tweed rides and last summer’s Seersucker social, Dandies and Quaintrailles Club is still going strong as evidenced by the turn out for their 2nd ever natural summer response event: last Saturday’s SEERSUCKER SOCIAL @ Hillwood Museum and Gardens. The day started off with a leisurely bike ride (because if there is one thing Dandies and Quaintrailles love more thank stylish clothes, it is their vintage bikes) and culminated with an afternoon on the lawn feat. games, mint juleps and some of the best looking people in best looking clothes around. Enjoy Dakota’s photos and check in later as we’ll be adding more of them as they come in…

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Thursday 03/30
Carlos Mencia from Mind of Mencia @ Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse
$30 / $30
Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today’s most popular entertainers and comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, or films, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience. Mencia comes from a humble background, born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the 17th of 18 children. His parents sent him to the United States when he was about three months old, where he was raised in Maravilla Projects in Los Angeles, California by his aunt and uncle. In his early teens, Mencia moved back to Honduras because his family wanted him to avoid the destructive gang culture of East Los Angeles. When Mencia later returned to Los Angeles, he showed such educational prowess that he was immediately promoted to the tenth grade. Soon after, he successfully graduated from Garfield High School. Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named “International Comedy Grand Champion” from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on “In Living Color,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Moesha” and “An Evening at the Improv.” In 1994, he hosted the HBO comedy series “Loco Slam” and in 1998 he hosted “Funny is Funny!” on Galavision. Mencia released a comedy album in 2000 called “Take a Joke, America” that showcased his brand of humor. Mencia continued his journey up the comedy ladder by headlining “The Three Amigos” tour with Freddy Soto and Pablo Francisco in 2002, which sold out in record time around the United States. He was also featured in the independent films, “Outta Time” and “29 Palms” and starred in guest spots on “The Shield” and “The Bernie Mac Show,” among others. In 2002, he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. That same year, Mencia was featured on “Comedy Central Presents.” Mencia remained busy and after the success of his solo dvd, “Carlos Mencia: Not For The Easily Offended,” “Mind of Mencia” went into development. The show was an instant hit and after the first season, Comedy Central signed Mencia back for his own original stand-up special, “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached.” The special was the first Comedy Central Stand-up Special DVD to achieve Platinum sales status. “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. “Mind of Mencia” was executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (“Late Night with David Letterman”). In the summer of 2007, Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers’ hit feature film, THE HEARTBREAK KID (DreamWorks). In the fall of that year Mencia headlined a nationwide comedy tour titled “Carlos Mencia Live Presented by Bud Light.” The highly anticipated tour brought Mencia face-to-face with his fans from September 2007 through December 2007. Shortly thereafter, Mencia taped a new comedy special for Comedy Central, “Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced,” that aired in May 2008. Since 2007, every holiday season Mencia has embarked on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas. For his 2008 trip, Mencia visited Kuwait to host “Operation MySpace,” an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls. The special aired on FX in April 2008. Mencia’s 2009 USO tour had stops in Turkey, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Qatar, Afghanistan, and many other countries. In July 2008, Mencia began his tour, “At Close Range” at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Colorado. The tour was sponsored by Bud Light and co-promoted by Icon Entertainment and Live Nation. Larger than all of his previous tours, Mencia performed in 80 cities across the country. In the summer of 2009, he kicked off a nationwide comedy tour entitled “The Administration of Laughter” which brought him to excited audiences all around the country. In March 2010, Mencia starred in the family comedy OUR FAMILY WEDDING (FOX Searchlight) alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker. In the last couple years, Mencia chose to go back to his comedic roots, performing at a number of comedy stores throughout the country – allowing him to share his newest material with smaller and more intimate audiences.
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Recent Comments:
  • Crown Slayer says:

    VERY NICE!!!!!

  • Lily says:

    totes, props to you too, do you have vintage vendors at your event? the Art Deco Society of Washington fashion shows usually have them selling their wares, at the annual expo too but there was no fashion show this year so far, just the expo

  • Linnie says:

    A little more involved (drinks sponsorship, ticket sales, fashion events, photos, ride coordination, events booking) than a “casual afternoon ride up,” but props to you for your own event.

  • Lily says:

    @Linnie, my comment was intended as a compliment, and yes i can imagine the stress involved with event planning, i’ve helped plan and execute for years, that’s a 3 day weekend event with live bands 1-2 times a day, multiple venues and 350+ dancers in town for the weekend, 4-50 of which i’ve hosted and housed at any given time depending on the year…so be glad you’re event is just a “casual afternoon ride up”

  • Linnie says:

    Um, this takes a lot of work to put together. You have no idea of the amount of stress involved.

  • Jeff Martin says:

    Awesome shots max Dakota!

  • Lily says:

    isn’t there a tweed ride in the fall? seriously these should be monthly, not bi-annual, with different bands and a fashion show

  • Shauna Shauna says:

    35mm for the win, Dakota. Nice job.

  • john b says:

    As a huge cyclist and a fashion nut I am down for the next one.

    Any planned again for this summer?

  • koko says:

    When is the next one of these types of gatherings? Looks like a pretty amazing day!

  • svetlana Svetlana says:

    cooler-maybe. sweatier-DEFINITELY


    I wonder if people in the future will dress like us for throwback days.

    P.S. This would be a lot cooler if it were a 70’s polyester ride.

  • Stephanie says:

    these photos are incredddddddible