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Saturday, July 20, 2019

JUL

20

Sat

Masquerade Ball At The Embassy of France [Summer Edition], 8:30-midnight at Embassy of France in the United State (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). In commemorating this occasion, you are cordially invited to join us celebrate this French tradition on a French soil. The night is filled with French food, open bar, dancing and many more! $79+

Sunday, July 21, 2019

JUL

21

Sun

Daby Touré Trio Live at Bossa DC, 8pm at Bossa (2463 18th Street NW). Born in Mauritania, and raised in Senegal, Daby Touré lived for more than a quarter century in Paris before moving recently to Montreal. While his father and uncles formed the pioneering Afropop band Toure Kunda, Touré has always followed his own musical path, with influences ranging from African folk melodies and desert blues, to jazz, pop, reggae, funk and soul. Blessed with an open mind and an explorer's spirit, Touré's catchy songs are as likely to appeal to fans of African stars Habib Koité and Youssou N'Dour as they are to followers of Bob Marley, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. $15

JUL

21

Sun

Grand African Run _ Embassies, 8am-noon at The Yards Park (355 Water Street Southeast). Every year, one African based charity that focuses on children's education will receive the proceeds from the Grand African Run. Each year, different charities from different African countries will be selected. $20

JUL

21

Sun

Lakou Mizik, 6pm at Kennedy Center Millenium StageLakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength, and hope to their countrymen and the world. FREE

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

JUL

23

Tue

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER: African Heritage & Pan African Leaders Day, 4-8pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). CONNECTING COMMUNITES TOGETHER (CCT) event in the DMV (This event is the third time since 2016) called "Connecting Communities Together: African Heritage, Pan African Leaders Day & H.I.M Hailesellasie Birthday. The event goal is to celebrate African Heritage, Annual Pan African Leaders and H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie Birthday on Monday, July 23, 2018. FREE

JUL

23

Tue

SCREENING: Pierrot Le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series "Les Femmes Essentielles," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film Pierrot Le Fou​. Anna Karina left Denmark at age 18 to pursue a modeling career in Paris. She turned down a supporting role in Breathless, but accepted the lead in Godard's second feature, Le Petit Soldat. FREE

JUL

23

Tue

Botanical Watercolor Workshop with Maryanne Pollock, 6-8pm at Shop Made in DC - Wharf (10 District Square Southwest). Maryanne Pollock received her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. She continued studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran College of Art and Design and American University. She represented the United States in a contextual exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale, at the Arts in Embassies Program in Egypt, and had solo exhibitions in Paris, Basel, Glasgow and Cairo. Publications include Home and Design, Luxe, Traditional Home, Professional Artist (cover), and the Washington Post. Sizable collections of her work include Marriott Marquis DC, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Qatar Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. $79

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

JUL

24

Wed

Farm Credit Reception, 6:30-8pm at Library of Congress (Thomas Jefferson Building, Great Hall). FREE

Thursday, July 25, 2019

JUL

25

Thu

Latvian Film Club: Baltic Tribes, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). A popular science documentary film – a historical reconstruction with dramatic elements tells about the 13th-century Baltic peoples who later formed the Latvian nation. The main character of the film, a merchant from Gotland named Lars, travels through the lands inhabited by the Curonians, Latgalians, Selonians, Semigallians, Prussians, Yatvings, Gallindians, Aukshtaitians and Zhemaitians, who at the time had reached their highest stage of development. Historical reconstructions and live action scenes, computer animation and a voice-over narrative by experts in the field provide an insight into the lives of the ancient people of the Baltic region, the last European heathens – what they did, what their beliefs were, and what made them strong. FREE

JUL

25

Thu

[MORNING] AI in Gov Promoting the Development of Responsible AI: State Dep., 7:30-9am at George Washington University (2201 G Street, NW, Duques Hall Rm 351). Our speaker this month is Adam Murray from the U.S. Department of State in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy. He will share with us how the United States seeks to advance internationally our domestic approach to technology policy, particularly when it comes to responsible AI. He will also share the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Recommendation on AI including identifying principles for the responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI as well as national policies around AI. FREE or $15

Friday, July 26, 2019

JUL

26

Fri

DC Swim Week 2019 - Embassy of Italy, 6:30pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). We invite you to DC's premier fashion event of the summer - 5th annual DC Swim Week at the Iconic Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Experience an unforgettable summer fashion showcase that is transforming the industry with leading Fashion Designers, Entertainment, and State of the art Production all under one roof. $55+

JUL

26

Fri

Kaypi Peru 2019, 10am-5pm at National Museum of the American Indian (Independence Avenue Southwest). Kaypi Peru - which means "This is Peru" in the Quechua indigenous language - is the sum of different cultural expressions. The festival, aimed at all families in the Washington DC metropolitan area, will feature a handicraft market and will offer music and dance performances, hands-on activities for children, as well as films of the wonderful Andean world. FREE

Saturday, July 27, 2019

JUL

27

Sat

DC Swim Week 2019 - Embassy of Italy, 6:30pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). We invite you to DC's premier fashion event of the summer - 5th annual DC Swim Week at the Iconic Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Experience an unforgettable summer fashion showcase that is transforming the industry with leading Fashion Designers, Entertainment, and State of the art Production all under one roof. $55+

JUL

27

Sat

Kaypi Peru 2019, 10am-5pm at National Museum of the American Indian (Independence Avenue Southwest). Kaypi Peru - which means "This is Peru" in the Quechua indigenous language - is the sum of different cultural expressions. The festival, aimed at all families in the Washington DC metropolitan area, will feature a handicraft market and will offer music and dance performances, hands-on activities for children, as well as films of the wonderful Andean world. FREE

Sunday, July 28, 2019

JUL

28

Sun

Soulful Symphony: Slang, 6pm at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy). A mosaic of American composers in large form orchestral works from our musical soil takes center stage in this show. Slang, is an exploration of modern interpretations of classical music by groundbreaking and visionary composers. The program will include the world premiere of Slang!, a new work by Darin Atwater, excerpts from Atwater’s South Side, Symphonic Dances, along with iconic works by George Gershwin, Andre Previn, ending the evening with a soulful interpretation of The American Songbook. $25+

JUL

28

Sun

Kaypi Peru 2019, 10am-5pm at National Museum of the American Indian (Independence Avenue Southwest). Kaypi Peru - which means "This is Peru" in the Quechua indigenous language - is the sum of different cultural expressions. The festival, aimed at all families in the Washington DC metropolitan area, will feature a handicraft market and will offer music and dance performances, hands-on activities for children, as well as films of the wonderful Andean world. FREE

August 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

AUG

2

Fri

Drive-In at Union Market: Jaws, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

Saturday, August 3, 2019

AUG

3

Sat

World's Fair at the DAR Museum, 10am-3pm at DAR Museum (1776 D Street NW). Experience the excitement, innovation, and wonder of a c.1900 World’s Fair. Learn about inventions that thrilled fairgoers and play games enjoyed by children and adults alike at these grand events. Celebrate cultures around the world by exploring the booths of local embassies and cultural centers. Fun for the whole family, this event is not one to miss! FREE

AUG

3

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

AUG

7

Wed

HEALTH & WELLNESS: Sunrise Pilates on the Rooftop, 6-7am at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). Start the day with Sunrise Pilates on House of Sweden’s Rooftop overlooking the Potomac. Certified instructur: Ulrika Frank. ONLY on select Wednesday. FREE

Monday, August 12, 2019

AUG

12

Mon

Eid al-Adha Celebration and Cultural Exchange, 6-8pm at Middle East Institute (1319 18th St NW). MALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance) and the Middle East Institute invite you to a special Eid al-Adha celebration in the spirit of cultural exchange and community tradition-building. We will be joined by a host of cultural groups and representatives from the D.C. area who will share some of the diverse traditions and ways in which the Eid al-Adha holiday is observed in Muslim communities around the world. FREE

AUG

12

Mon

AWI’s Annual Rally to Save the Vaquita, 8-10am at Mexican Embassy (1911 Pennsylvania Ave). The vaquita is the world's smallest and most endangered porpoise, found only in Mexico's Upper Gulf of California. Fewer than 22 individuals are believed to remain, and the species may be extinct by 2021, if not sooner, due to illegal fishing. Once again, AWI has joined forces with other organizations to rally outside the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC, to bring attention to their plight, as part of the International Save the Vaquita Day 2019 series of events. FREE

Thursday, August 15, 2019

AUG

15

Thu

Verny Varela Combo & Salsa Dancing [Summer Concerts on the Lawn], 7-8:30pm at Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street Southeast). The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the second “Summer Concerts on the Lawn” outdoor musical performance series. The performances will be presented in conjunction with the "LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn" — a six-film series which showcases iconic films from the Library’s National Film Registry — on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm from July 11 through Aug. 15 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. The film screenings will follow the musical performances at sundown. FREE

AUG

15

Thu

Latvian Film Club: TBC, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). Embassy of Latvia, in partnership with the National Film Center of Latvia, presents the Latvian Film Club - film series from June 2019 to May 2020. Most active movie goers will receive prizes in May 2020. Registration required via Eventbrite (free tickets). FREE

Sunday, August 18, 2019

AUG

18

Sun

Kids Culture Day: Buhe Celebration, 4-7pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). Buhe in Ethiopia is celebrated with great pomp. The festival reminds one of an old custom. The main attraction of the Buhe Festival in Ethiopia is the songs of the small boys - Hoya Hoye. Bands of small boys wander from house to house, singing and jostling until they are given some money or fresh mulmul special bread prepared for the holiday). And the festival, which takes place during the rainy season, is one of the most anticipated holidays by young boys. FREE

Friday, August 23, 2019

AUG

23

Fri

Baltic Way 30 at the U.S. Capitol (West side), 1-2pm at United States Capitol (First Street Southeast). Holding hands in a human chain to celebrate freedom in front of the U.S. Capitol (West side). Afterwards informal gathering at 2.30 PM at Biergarten Haus, 1355 H St NE, Washington, DC. FREE

Saturday, August 24, 2019

AUG

24

Sat

Dumbarton House’s Dolley Days, 10am-3pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q Street, NW, Georgetown ). Throughout the summer, Dumbarton House Museum in Georgetown hosts an array of interesting and educational events that connect neighbors and visitors to its important past. To mark Dolley Madison’s stop at Dumbarton House on August 24, 1814, during the burning of Washington, enjoy special self-guided tours on Saturday and Sunday featuring special collection and archive documents related to the Madisons. On Saturday bring the family and play historic lawn games, make ice cream, and enjoy kids’ activities. FREE

Sunday, August 25, 2019

AUG

25

Sun

Dumbarton House’s Dolley Days, 10am-3pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q Street, NW, Georgetown ). Throughout the summer, Dumbarton House Museum in Georgetown hosts an array of interesting and educational events that connect neighbors and visitors to its important past. To mark Dolley Madison’s stop at Dumbarton House on August 24, 1814, during the burning of Washington, enjoy special self-guided tours on Saturday and Sunday featuring special collection and archive documents related to the Madisons. On Saturday bring the family and play historic lawn games, make ice cream, and enjoy kids’ activities. FREE

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

AUG

28

Wed

HEALTH & WELLNESS: Sunrise Pilates on the Rooftop, 6-7am at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). Start the day with Sunrise Pilates on House of Sweden’s Rooftop overlooking the Potomac. Certified instructur: Ulrika Frank. ONLY on select Wednesday. FREE

September 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

SEP

6

Fri

Drive-In at Union Market: Coco, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

Saturday, September 7, 2019

SEP

7

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Sunday, September 8, 2019

SEP

8

Sun

Ethiopian New Year Celebration 2012, 4-7pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). The Ethiopian New Year Celebration (Enkutatash) is an important festival for the Ethiopians as it also symbolizes the advent of good harvest weather. After months of torrential pour, the month of September sees clear skies and fresh, clear, beautiful atmosphere. The highlands all teeming with flowers and the land looks like it is made of clear gold as the Meskal daisies bear flowers in the season. FREE

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SEP

12

Thu

ZOO UNCORKED, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, on Sept. 12 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Raise your glass for conservation and enjoy wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards in the beautiful setting of the Zoo. TBD

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SEP

14

Sat

Soulful Symphony: Under an Open Heaven, 7:30pm at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy). Soulful gives new life to Columbia, Maryland, founder James Rouse’s vision to bring together faith congregations from around the community for an evening of inspiration and hope. Spirituality and Culture are explored – from Vedic mantras to the Islamic Call to Prayer. Hebrew Psalms to Gregorian chant, devotional Bhajans to Bach Chorales, traditional hymns to Gospel music. We Rise Together Under an Open Heaven. $25+

Saturday, September 21, 2019

SEP

21

Sat

ZOOFIESTA, 11am-3pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Visitors can kick off the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at “ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia,” a free event Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America. FREE

October 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

OCT

4

Fri

Drive-In at Union Market: The Wiz, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

Thursday, October 10, 2019

OCT

10

Thu

THE CORPORATE HAPPY HOUR - WORLD BANK & EMBASSIES, 5-11pm at The Park at 14th (920 14th Street Northwest). FREE

Saturday, October 12, 2019

OCT

12

Sat

All Things Go Fall Classic, All Day at Union MarketThe two-day food and music festival takes place on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, featuring performances by LANY, Betty Who, COIN, MUNA, Allie X, mxmtoon, Nasty Cherry, Arkells, Carlie Hanson and more. Similar to the 2018 Fall Classic, Sunday’s roster will include one day of music devoted entirely to an all-female lineup. Varies

Sunday, October 13, 2019

OCT

13

Sun

All Things Go Fall Classic, All Day at Union MarketThe two-day food and music festival takes place on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, featuring performances by LANY, Betty Who, COIN, MUNA, Allie X, mxmtoon, Nasty Cherry, Arkells, Carlie Hanson and more. Similar to the 2018 Fall Classic, Sunday’s roster will include one day of music devoted entirely to an all-female lineup. Varies

Friday, October 18, 2019

OCT

18

Fri

Boo at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. FREE

Saturday, October 19, 2019

OCT

19

Sat

Boo at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. FREE

Sunday, October 20, 2019

OCT

20

Sun

Boo at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. FREE

Friday, October 25, 2019

OCT

25

Fri

NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO, 7-10:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Prepare to witness death-defying acts and amazing oddities at Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo, sponsored by Groupon. Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular D.C. food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists while dancing to music at the DJ dance party. It's a wicked night of fun that would be scary to miss! TBD

November 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

NOV

29

Fri

Zoolights Opens, 5-9pm (until January 1st) at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights, powered by Pepco, a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with two dazzling laser light shows set to music. And don't forget to share your #DCZooLights experience on social media! FREE

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