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Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Special Guest Speaker-49th Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, 7-10pm at United States Institute of Peace (2301 Constitution Ave NW). Please join THO and BAU on Monday, July 16, for an exclusive interview with Ret. General, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, Salih Zeki Colak, Hakan Yavuz, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah, and former U.S. Ambassador & Deputy State Department Spokesman, J. Adam Ereli. This event will focus on the second anniversary of the July 15 coup attempt that took place in 2016 and its impact towards Turkey and U.S. realtions. FREE

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Global Legal Blockchain Consortium Annual Meeting, 10am-4pm at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbour, Maryland ). On August 19th of this year, again alongside the ILTA annual convention, the 35+ companies, law firms, software companies, and universities that are the founding members of the GLBC are holding the first annual meeting of the organization. There will be committee meetings, technology demos, major announcements by members, and the public launch of a significant new company. FREE

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ADIFF Washington DC - Aug 17 to 19 - Films, Q&As and Receptions!, Varies at The George Washington University, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center (800 21st Street Northwest). The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)–DC will hold its 12th Anniversary from August 17 to 19, 2018 at the George Washington University $13+

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A Beginner's Guide to Alien Life, 6:30-8:30pm at Reliable Tavern (3655 Georgia Ave NW). Space. The final frontier. The never-ending cosmos that surround our tiny planet raise innumerable questions, not the least of which is: are there aliens? Have no fear, this class will equip you with all the theoretical and scientific tools necessary to understand how life — including humans — might survive on other planets. From basic astronomy to a discussion on the habitability of planets, we’ve got you covered. No field trips just yet, unfortunately. $38

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Kitaab Korner, 1-3pm at West End Public Library (2301 L St NW). Please join us for an informal book chat with Anuya Potnis on her second published work - A frank discussion and look inside the mind of a Twenty-Something idealist whose journey into adulthood and across seas leads to witty introspection, discovery and optimism. Your "typical" millennial has something to say, and it's more than just selfies! FREE

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Let's Go To PotterVerse 2018!, Aug 17-19 at Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD). PotterVerse is a 3 day celebration of the works of J.K. Rowling and the entire world of Wizards and Fantasy that she created within the “Harry Potter” book series, and beyond. Varies

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Witch Hunt / Werewolf at Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1-4:30pm at Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library (1630 7th St NW). Were back! Witch Hunt can only hold about 20 people so if we get more we will play Werewolf. FREE

Monday, August 20, 2018

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The First Annual Minority Business Industry Day, 9am-5pm at U.S. Department of Energy (1000 Independence Avenue SW). Minority Business Industry Day is an opportunity to network and engage with similar businesses while building professional relationships. Attendees will interact with Department procurement officials, program office representatives, and small business program managers. Attendees will meet one-on-one with DOE program offices and National Laboratory representatives to learn how to engage and do business with the Department. FREE

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Tour: Medicinal and Poisonous Plants at the USBG, 1-2pm at U.S. Botanic Garden (100 Maryland Ave SW). Many important medicines are derived from plants, but too much of a good thing can be dangerous. During a walking tour of the Conservatory, Beth will feature poisonous and medicinal plants growing at the USBG. She will talk about famous, interesting, and sometimes fatal cases of poisoning by plants. You will also see and learn about plants used to make lifesaving medicines. FREE

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GDE Britt Barak - Who's afraid of Machine Learning? MLKit & TensorFlowLite Intro, 6-7:30pm (8020 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna (2nd Floor)). Although it is buzzing nowadays, machine learning is still a mystery to many of us. However, worry not! Making your app smarter has just become possible and easier with the new ML-Kit and TensorFlow Lite. Includes Networking (with Food/Drinks). FREE

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Conversant Social, 9pm-12 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront Street, National Pastime's MVP Room, Fort Washington, MD 20745). After enjoying an evening at the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, come join us for a fun night of networking at the Gaylord National Convention Center. Get a bite to eat, grab a drink, and socialize with peers and industry leaders, all on us! Be sure to RSVP, as space is limited, and we would love to have you there! FREE

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Fedtalks 2018, 7:30am-2pm at Arena Stage (1101 6th St SW). Hosted by FedScoop, FedTalks is the largest gathering of C-level executives, experts and innovators from the gov tech community. In its 8th year, FedTalks brings together 1,200 of the country's most influential leaders from the tech industry and government for one day of discussion, exploring ways technology and people can transform government and our communities. FREE with .Gov or .Mil emailkids family children

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Capitol Hill Explained (The Budget, for Defense Agencies), 9am-1pm (1625 Eye Street). The CQ: Capitol Hill Explained workshop series provides participants with an in-depth understanding of Congressional process and procedures and insights into the current culture of Congress. In a four-hour session, workshop members will learn from and engage with CQ Experts- whose knowledge has been the most-trusted information source on Capitol Hill for over 70 years. $450

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One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club - Hard Revolution, 5:30-7pm at National Portrait Gallery (8th Street Northwest). Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose commemorating the 50th anniversary of the museum and 1968. Each month, an NPG staff member will lead a tour of the exhibit One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey. Following the tour, a DCPL librarian will lead a discussion of a featured book related to the portraits, Washington, D.C., and 1968. FREE

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Agora: The Advocacy Trade Show, 6-8pm at Rayburn House Office Building (50 Independence Ave SW, Room 2043 and 2044). Launched in 2017, Agora was created to provide a forum for discussion and advocacy software, creative, and strategy vendors to showcase their products and services. Agora was modeled after the Grecian marketplace and the first installment featured 40 vendors hosted outdoors at George Washington University. This year the Grassroots Professional Network is bringing Agora to Rayburn House Office Building and hosting a networking reception with complimentary refreshments, beer, and wine during the session. Learn about the latest offerings in the government relations, public affairs, and grassroots advocacy world. FREE

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DC: August WordPress Meetup!, 6:30-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). For our August meetup, we'll have a standard one-speaker set with Beth Soderberg doing a talk titled: Beginner Mistakes: Lessons Learned from Reviewing Old Work and Inheriting Websites. FREE

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Reception for Zahra Karinshak, 7-9pm (3208 Q St NW). Please join us for a fundraiser reception benefiting Zahra Karinshak. FREE

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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Equality: It's All in the Family - Film Screening & Discussion, 6-8pm at Elliott School of International Affairs (Room TBD) (1957 E Street Northwest). A screening of WLP’s documentary film on the topic, Equality: It’s All in the Family, will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with a special focus on family law reform in African countries. The discussion/Q&A will be led and monitored by representatives and scholars from the African Affairs Committee, WLP, and The George Washington University. FREE

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White Wine and Cheese Pairing, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Cheese and wine, a pairing that is so classic and timeless! The skill of pairing these two in perfect harmony is a necessity. Why? Preparing a cheese board is quicker than crafting a full meal, yet just as creative! Utilizing white wine as our base; we will walk through several classic, unique, and adventurous pairings that will amaze your friends and family. $35

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The Vietnam War: Smithsonian Exhibit & Vietnam Memorial Guided Tour (FREE), 4-6:30pm at Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Madison Drive NW). Hello, we will be hosting a group of military veterans and college students from New York and we will be leading them on a two-part Vietnam War tour. There will be 25 of them attending but we have space for a few more people and you are welcome to come join us. FREE

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A Deep Dive into Deep Learning: Tech Panel {Presented by Walmart Labs} Carter Meetze, 6-8:30pm at WeWork White House (1440 G St NW). 6:00 - 6:45pm - Check-in and networking, 6:45 - 8:00pm - Panel discussion, 8:00 - 8:30 - Networking. FREE

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Network After Work at City Tap House Penn Quarter, 6-9pm at City Tap House of DC - Penn Quarter (901 9th Street Northwest). Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Wednesday, August 22nd at City Tap House Penn Quarter (901 9th St NW). $15

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Startup Social #15 - DC, 6-8pm at Mindspace (1301 K Street). Get connected, share your startup story, mentor a startup, plug into the startup ecosystem of DMV. FREE

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Imagery Wines & Jamie Benziger | Tasting Reception, 6:30-10pm at Sonoma Cellar (207 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). $30 Wine Tasting Reception - Free RSVP | $75 Winemaker Dinner - $30 Deposit/$75 Dinner. August 22 | 6:30 - 7:30pm | Tasting Reception and Bottle Signing| Dinner starts at 7:30pm. $30

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Douglass Leadership Institute Washington Briefing, Aug 22-24 (Washington, DC). Christian leaders will learn how Biblical principles are applied to policy in our nation’s government. $40

Thursday, August 23, 2018

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Bachelors and Brews Yappy Hour, 6-9pm at The Midlands Beer Garden (3333 Georgia Avenue Northwest). Mix and mingle with our 2018 class of Most Eligible Bachelors and some adorable adoptable dogs from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue at Midlands Ber Garden! Enjoy brews, vino or a signature cocktail, snacks, raffles and fantastic conversation with some of the District's greatest single men! Ticket includes: two (2) drink tickets and a food ticket. Don't leave without your DC Refined Swag Bag! $30

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Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Kiss Me Kate, 7-9pm at Canal Park DC (200 M St SE). See the stars beneath our stars! The Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie Series returns to Canal Park this year from June through August. Each movie in this year’s lineup, selected and inspired by public demand, will begin at sundown. We invite movie-goers to arrive at Canal Park as early as 7:00 pm, bring a picnic, and enjoy the show! FREE

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DUPONT BRASS AND VEVE & THA REBELS [Summer Concerts on the Lawn], 7-8:30pm at Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street Southeast). This exciting lineup of locally-based musicians represents the variety of musical genres that can be found amongst the Library’s music collections. A vibrant violinist, a West African griot street band, a tango trio and a summery jazz ensemble all will make up this live Library summer music compilation. FREE

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IMPACT Collective & Wharf Wrats Mixer, 6-8pm at MakeOffices (800 Maine Avenue Southwest, Suite 200). IMPACT Collective is partnering with their friends the Wharf Wrats to bring an awesome networking mixer to MakeOffices. The event will be catered by Shake Shack. Come out and enjoy burgers, beer, wine, and great company. We hope to see you there! FREE

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Leidos Web Design Symposium, 5-8pm at 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). Please join Leidos and the IQ team for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres plus discussions on the latest trends in web design and web development technology. See some of our latest work and meet the team who is building the most innovative, dynamic websites on the Hill. If your office is interested in a website refresh or you’re just curious about the future of web design, this event is for you. FREE

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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages / The Woggles in The Wine Garden, 8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Back in 1983, Barry White (a.k.a. Barrence Whitfield) and Peter Greenberg were working at Nuggets, a record store, in Kenmore Square in Boston. Greenberg, who had previously played guitar in DMZ and The Customs, had recently quit his job playing guitar with Lyres and had begun to form an instrumental Rock n’ Roll band with ex-Lyres Phil Lenker on bass, Howie Ferguson (and Real Kids too) on drums. $18

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mature business of all?, 6-8pm at NCARB Office (1801 K Street). We often recognize that we’re growing up when we look in the mirror and see changes. Those changes can be either positive, negative, or neutral. A similar effect happens anytime a business decides to utilize the principals and practices of the Kanban Method to start managing and maturing its services. When using the Kanban Method, a mirror is presented of how well the business is operating and what changes may be necessary in order to grow up and survive in your market. Includes Dinner and Networking! FREE

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Cherry Fund Giveback Reception, 7-9:30pm at VIDA Fitness U Street (1612 U Street Northwest ). Join us for some Complimentary Tito's and Appetizers on Thursday, August 23rd from 7-9:30 PM at VIDA Fitness, 1612 U Street, NW as we giveback the proceeds of CHERRY and CHERRY Pride. FREE

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It's Not Just Rocket Science: Careers in Space Policy, 6-8pm at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1779 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Secure World Foundation is delighted to co-host with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) an evening reception that will bring speakers from military, policy, development, and legal backgrounds to discuss their roles and careers in space policy. Please note that all speakers will be participating in their personal capacity only and not speaking for their organizations. FREE

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“Let’s Talk: Leading with Hope During Difficult Times”, 6:45-8:30pm at Addison Academic Building, Virginia Theological Seminary (3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304). Election season is upon us once again, and many of us struggle with - or take refuge in - "media bubbles" in these challenging times. Join us for a panel conversation with VTS faculty members, exploring how Christian hope can guide our conversations during times of discord and division. FREE

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#WEUPWOMEN Washington, D.C. presented by Flatiron School, 6:30-10pm at WeWork Dupont Circle (1875 Connecticut Ave NW, 10th Floor). The #WeUpWomen Global Tour is excited to have our third stop in Washington, DC, be presented by Flatiron School and hosted at WeWork Dupont Circle. Come together, play games and share your "Impact Story" at our next #WeUpWomen event! $35

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Afghanistan: 17 Years On, 2-3:30pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400). On August 23, Hudson Institute’s South and Central Asia Program will host a panel to discuss the current political climate in Afghanistan. Panelists will include: Omar Samad, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to France and Canada; David Sedney, acting president of American University of Afghanistan and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and international Studies; and Husain Haqqani, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and director of the South and Central Asia Program at Hudson Institute. FREE

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DC Startup Week™ End of Summer Bash, 6:30-8:30pm at MindSpace (1301 K St NW). DC Startup Week™ will convene thousands of people across the #DMVStartup community September 24-28, 2018. To end the summer right, we're throwing a summer bash hosted at the newly launched MindSpace co-working space in the heart of D.C. Come join the startup community in sending off the summer with one hell of a party. Limited appetizers and drinks will be provided. FREE

Friday, August 24, 2018

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Jazz in the Garden: Speakers of the House, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Speakers of the House (Funk and boogaloo) on Friday for jazz in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden! Don't forget beach towels for seating and your instagrammable snacks! FREE

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Legendary: Sweet Slice of Liberty, Aug 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at Slim's Diner (4201 Georgia Ave NW). Get ready for an immersive theatrical dinner performance - The Legends are each responsible for a facet of the human experience…which is a lot of work, that in turn requires a lot of pie. For a limited time only, we are opening up this Legendary Diner to you, our beloved humans. Snag a ticket and we’ll pair you with one of our Legends to accompany your three course meal. Rest assured your Legendary pairing will be carried out in strict accordance with the laws of science. Please beware of chaos, gluten and uninvited guests. $45

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UDC Green Roof Tours, Aug 24, Sep 21, Sep 22 at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Building 44, Green Roof). The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), invites you to tour our green roof and hear more about sustainable agriculture from Sandy Farber Bandier, UDC GreenRoof/Greenhouse Coordinator and learn about green roof design from David Bell of BELL Architects. FREE

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Floating Islands: The Beauty in Imperfection, 6:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center (1150 18th Street NW, Suite 100). Join us for a special lecture, demonstration, & performance with show curator and renowned ceramist, Akira Satake, and distinguished Ikebana artist, Sheila Advani to mark the opening of our new exhibition, “Floating Islands: Ceramic Ikebana Vessels.” FREE

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*Members Only* Nigerian Movie Night, 6:30-9pm at TBDIn 2009 UNESCO named the Nigerian Film industry the second largest film industry after the Indian film industry in terms of output. Nigerian movies are popular across the African continent and the diaspora. Join us as we watch a variety of Nigerian movies. FREE

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Best Trails for Mushrooms and How to Find Them, 7-8pm at L.L. Bean Pike & Rose (925 Rose Avenue · Rockville, MD). Our region has some very fine trails, and some of those trails go through excellent mushroom-growing areas. William Needham (longtime Sierra outings leader, creator of the on-line Hiker's Notebook, and president of DC's Mycological Society) will share slides of his favorite trails and the succulent gems he has found along them. FREE

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Maryland Renaissance Festival Opening Day!🍖

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Taste of the World, 11am-4pm at EMERY RECREATION CENTER (5701 Georgia Avenue NW). Mayor Bowser and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host the “Taste of the World Festival” to highlight the diversity of international communities that live and thrive in the District of Columbia. This year, India, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, and several Caribbean countries will be celebrated in our festival. The festival will consist of three areas: Entertainment Area - to exhibit and display traditional music and dances, which include audience participation; International Food Court - to sample native food specialties and a Market Area –Where shoppers will be able to browse and shop through a veritable market place of handmade products. FREE

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17th Street Festival, 12-6pm at Dupont Circle (1700 Q St NW). There are 100 vendors, with more than 60 artists and makers displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. Other vendors include area nonprofit organizations, politicians, entrepreneurs, and local businesses. The kids zone has activities for children, including a moon bounce, ball crawl, face painting, and games throughout the day. $10neighborhood outdoors

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Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" 55th Anniversary Walking Tour, 9-11:30am at Washington MonumentAugust 28 marks the 55th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream" speech, delivered right here in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Join us for a guided walking tour to learn about, and honor, the life and legacy of Dr. King. Our program will include listening to the ”I Have a Dream” speech and a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. FREE

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Legendary: Sweet Slice of Liberty, Aug 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at Slim's Diner (4201 Georgia Ave NW). Get ready for an immersive theatrical dinner performance - The Legends are each responsible for a facet of the human experience…which is a lot of work, that in turn requires a lot of pie. For a limited time only, we are opening up this Legendary Diner to you, our beloved humans. Snag a ticket and we’ll pair you with one of our Legends to accompany your three course meal. Rest assured your Legendary pairing will be carried out in strict accordance with the laws of science. Please beware of chaos, gluten and uninvited guests. $45

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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The Xchange - Talks With The Ambassadors & CEOs- Navigating Investment Opportunities, 6-9pm at TBDJoin us at the next edition of the Xchange for an evening of power networking, knowledge exchange and inspiration as we discuss with a panel of Ambassadors & CEOs how to navigate investment opportunities in various African countries as well as how embassies can develop partnerships and engage the Diaspora in development projects. FREE

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Jazz in the Basement: Brian Settles & Anthony Pirog, 2-4pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K St NW, Suite 03). The Midnight Gardeners League, the world's only comedic secret society that's entirely open to the public, is hosting a sumptuous feast of laughs for herbivores and carnivores alike. There'll be fresh organic stand up comedy, free-range sketches, and other weird humor by the bushel-full, all food-themed and specially prepared by our 5-star, ZAGAT-rated culinary masterminds. (No food included) FREE

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Black Queer History, 6:30-8:30pm at Reliable Tavern (3655 Georgia Ave NW). This course explores the history of black queer cultures in America. In continuous dialogues with mainstream black and LGBT cultures, black queer discourses have unceasingly redefined the boundaries of sexuality, class, color and gender through history. Starting from slavery time, this course will explore black queer struggles, desires, imaginations and victories to understand present-day discourses on race and sexuality. $38

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Full Moon Forest Bathing at the Arboretum, 8-10pm at United States National Arboretum (3501 New York Ave NE). Join certified nature and forest therapy guide Clare Kelley for an unforgettable experience in the National Arboretum, the crown jewel of DC’s wildspaces. In the two-hour program, Clare will guide you through invitations: sensory and interactive experiences to reap the healing gifts of nature. Relax deeply, raise your mood, immune system, and sense of coherency. Reconnect with the earth’s beauty and wisdom. $39

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Discovering a Historic Free African American Community at Woodlawn, 7-8:30pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Join Martha Claire Catlin for a talk entitited "The African American Community of Woodlawn: Discovering a Historic Free African American Community among Antislavery Quakers". Martha Claire Catlin is the Historian for the Alexandria Quaker Meeting at Woodlawn. In 2010, she retired from a career in historic preservation at the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Building on 30 years of research, her current emphasis is on the Woodlawn settlements of antislavery Quakers and African Americans of the pre-Civil War and 19th century eras in the Mount Vernon area. FREE

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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CSG Walking Tour: The Wharf’s Past and Present, 6:30-8:30pm at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station patio (9th St SW @ D St SW). Come explore one of DC’s newest neighborhoods with the Coalition for Smarter Growth. We’ll look at the Wharf through an urban planning and history lens -- how the area is helping reinvigorate DC’s waterfront culture, features that encourage walking, biking and transit, connections to surrounding neighborhoods, and how DC can reconcile the area’s budding economic success with its history of redevelopment, displacement, and urban renewal. FREE

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Resilience for All with Busboys and Poets, 6:30pm at Busboys and Poets 5th and K (1025 5th St NW). Join Island Press and Busboys and Poets for a book talk and signing with Resilience for All author Barbara Brown Wilson. In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledge informs decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential. In Resilience for All, Barbara Brown Wilson provides the tools and inspiration needed to do so, and charts a path forward that is driven by social equity, vibrancy, and hope. This event will highlight how community-driven design projects in underserved communities can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities. FREE

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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ATARC FEDERAL MOBILE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT, 7:30am-6pm at Washington Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave., NW Independence Ballroom ). This educational, one-day symposium will examine the mobile tools and techniques being used by the Federal Government to provide agencies with greater efficiency and cost savings. The morning session will feature speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon includes the MITRE-ATARC Mobile Collaboration Symposium, where government, academic and industry subject matter experts will examine a variety of mobile topics. FREE

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LGBTQ Community Happy Hour Social - August Edition, 6-9pm at The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). You are welcome regardless of where you live. Bring friends and meet new people. This is the place to be that evening. Join us at this exciting venue. If you haven't been out in a while, then come on out, network, and make some new friends. Beer is only $5, and wine is only $6. FREE

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Traincoding Show & Tell, 6-9pm at Spaces NoMa (1140 3rd St NE). We've had themed nights for transit, biking, bikeshare, walking, cars, and more... but never a night for train-related projects. Until now! Many thanks to some dedicated train-loving coders who have offered to share their projects, and yes, even Amtrak is expected to participate. FREE

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Summer Sips Wine Series: Rosé, You Say? A Season Finale, at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). It’s that time of year, and your instagram is calling you to drink pink! Through 4 wines from around the world, learn how winemakers have created the delicious wine that leads the trends! Our Sommelier will teach you the ins and outs of how this wine gets its recognizable color, as well as regional differences in taste! $30

September 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

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National Book Festival, 9am-10pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Dozens of popular authors appear & sign their works, plus plenty of special presentations & activities for all ages, free & open to the public. FREE

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2018 ANNUAL GOLDEN GASTRONOMY GALA DINNER, 5:30-11pm at Marriott Marquis Hotel (901 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW). THE NGOUNOU & MOYO (NGM) FOUNDATION PROUDLY PRESENT THE GOLDEN GASTRONOMY GALA, A FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT “POPULATIONS LIVING WITH POVERTY”. $150

Monday, September 3, 2018

🎈HAPPY LABOR DAY!🎈

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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CQ Policy Briefing: Elections Preview, 8-9am (1625 Eye Street). Start your morning off right with expert analysis on the upcoming primary elections - all before heading to work. Veteran journalists will discuss what will happen if Democrats or Republicans gain control of Congress, and what these outcomes will mean for your organization. FREE

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2018 Conservative Clean Energy Summit, Sept 5-7th at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest). We are hosting our annual Conservative Clean Energy Summit September 5-7, 2018 in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. We will once again have a packed schedule planned with many U.S. Senators, House members, and industry leaders. Last year, we had a great event and brought in over 500 attendees from around the country. We are looking forward to growing our Summit once again this year. We will take the issue of energy reform to Capitol Hill and visit with conservative lawmakers. FREE

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Lecture | Music as a Strategy of Cultural Policy in Nazi Germany, 7-9:30pm at Austrian Embassy (3524 International Ct NW). The event is part of the commemoration series of the ACF Washington to mark one of the most painful and darkest moments in our history, the so-called “Anschluss” of Austria to Nazi-Germany in 1938, and the horrific events that followed. FREE

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Harvest Bootcamp, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). It’s late August, and that means Harvest is upon us. Join City Winery in a harvest kick off class; where we will explore our winery as we prep for fruit and fermentation, then we will sit down for a tasting and an in depth class detailing steps in the vineyard that lead up to picking fruit! We will discuss basic viticulture theory, including organic and biodynamic certifications, how vineyards decide that fruit is ripe and ready for harvest, to the steps within the winery that are taken to make delicious wine. $30

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House Army Caucus Reception, 5:30-8pm at Rayburn HOB Cafeteria (45 Independence Ave SW). Please join the House Army Caucus and the Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, for a reception on Wednesday, 5 September. This reception provides a forum for Army Senior Leaders to discuss the state of the Army and other matters of importance with Members of Congress and Staff. The reception will begin with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 5:30pm. Please contact MAJ Andy Crowe at [email protected] to RSVP or for additional information. FREE

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Wayne “The Train” Hancock in the Wine Garden, 9:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). "Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal." - Hank III $18

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Summer Rooftop Bash! [Postponed from July 26], 6-10pm at Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Bar (2015 Massachusetts Ave NW). Join us for an unaBASHed good time overlooking the city, at the Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Bar, to celebrate not only AAF DC’s 100th year of service, but also The District's creative economy. FREE

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9th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, 7am-5pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon Place NW). The summit will help you navigate the advancing threats and Federal cybersecurity needs to dive deep into the issues of concern to the Federal cybersecurity community as FY 2019 approaches. Top cybersecurity decision-makers from the Federal and private sector cybersecurity communities will brief attendees during this intensive day of knowledge-sharing and candid conversations about strategic direction and opportunity for partnerships. FREE

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Concert & Reading | “The Pianist of Willesden Lane”, 7-10pm at Austrian Embassy (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is honored to host the performance The Pianist of Willesden Lane with Grammy®-nominated pianist Mona Golabek as a preview event to her upcoming show at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, presented by Theater J, running from September 12 to 30, 2018. FREE

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Ambassador Insider Series - Monaco, 6-9pm at The Line Hotel (1770 Euclid Street NW). Join The Washington Diplomat for its latest Ambassador Insider Series (AIS) on Thursday, September 6, at the Line DC hotel featuring Ambassador of Monaco Maguy Maccario Doyle along with Ellen Stofan, the first woman to head the National Air and Space Museum. FREE as a hill staffer, or $45

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THE CELESTIAL AND THE INFINITE, 5-8:30pm at Phillips Collection: Phillips After 5 (1600 21st St NW). Try and wrap your head around the celestial and the infinite while finding inspiration in Marking the Infinite. Learn about the infinite with a star gazing activity in partnership with the National Air and Space Museum. Understand your place in the world with a weaving activity inspired by works in Marking the Infinite. Let yourself go and enjoy the smooth sounds and soulful voice of DC –singer/songwriter Dreamcast. $12

Friday, September 7, 2018

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Leave It All Behind: A Renwick at Night Experience, 8:30pm-12 at Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Last chance to see the full exhibition before the first floor comes down September 16! Talent and attractions and libations will be provided. $65

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Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | The Lion King, 8pm at Union Market (309 5th St NE). Grab your popcorn and a blanket and get ready for movie night under the stars, as Union Market's drive-in movies are back for the seventh season. The DC Rollergirls will also be wheeling around to serve snacks and beverages. FREE

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Sommerfest 2018: Game On, 4-8pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K St NW, Suite 03). Pretend you’re Serena Williams taking on Angelique Kerber in a match of table tennis, belt out your best Rammstein in our rockin’ Karaoke Cave, and listen to live music played by local DC bands. Old Europe Restaurant will be selling scrumptious German food and drinks, and Maracas Ice Pops will bring summer treats so your taste buds can also get in on the fun! FREE

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Drink the District: Wine Edition | September 7-8, 2018, Time Varies at La Maison Française at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Wine and summertime rhyme, and that's no coincidence! Join us as we raise our glasses to summer and enjoy unlimited samples of more than 100+ wines. Kick back with friends, while you enjoy chill live tunes, demonstrations on the culinary stage, a local artisan market and more! $59-99drinks

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Makers in the Mansion Artist Talk - Antonio McAfee on 'Unmaking and Making', 6:30-7:30pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Join one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, Antonio McAfee, for a discussion about his current installation at Woodlawn, titled "Unmaking and Making/Variations of Figures". Antonio McAfee is a photographer raised and based in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Shortly after, he earned his MFA in Photography from the University of Pennsylvania. His fascination with history, portraiture, and what makes photographs drives his activities. FREE

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Beth Bombara w / Lauren Calve in the Wine Garden, 9pm at City Winery DC 1350 Okie St NE“Recall the times you were so filled with melancholy you couldn’t help but singing. We rarely have the words to describe these feelings and it can leave you in a daze. Beth Bombara’s words and the desperation with which she so honestly conveys them will leap like sunshine into your heart.” $10

Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop DC III 2018 - Washington, DC, 9-5pm (999 9th Street NW). Classes include: Advocacy 101, Fundraising for Advocates, 12pm Lunch n' Learn Political Organizing Presentation, Exploring Careers in Politics, Campaign Strategy 101, and Campaign Finance 101. $130

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Drink the District: Wine Edition | September 7-8, 2018, Time Varies at La Maison Française at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Wine and summertime rhyme, and that's no coincidence! Join us as we raise our glasses to summer and enjoy unlimited samples of more than 100+ wines. Kick back with friends, while you enjoy chill live tunes, demonstrations on the culinary stage, a local artisan market and more! $59-99drinks

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Gelato Festival Washington DC 2018, Sep 8-9 at City Market at O Street (800 P St NW). During the course of the next 3 years, 5 thousand Gelato Chefs from all over the world, will be competing against one another for a chance to participate in the 2021 grand finals in Italy. Only the best 36 gelato chefs will remain to battle for the title of Gelato Festival World Master. In the United States, Gelato Festival America selects the best gelato chefs through 24 touring festivals, spread over 3 years, with an American final in 2021 that will grant access to the world finals. $25

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Melissa and Chris Bruntlett - Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality, 6-7pm at Politics and Prose at Union Market (1270 5th St NE). Chris and Melissa Bruntlett share the incredible success of the Netherlands through engaging interviews with local experts and stories of their own delightful experiences riding in five Dutch cities. Building the Cycling City examines the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch while also presenting stories of North American cities already implementing lessons from across the Atlantic. Discover how Dutch cities inspired Atlanta to look at its transit-bike connection in a new way and showed Seattle how to teach its residents to realize the freedom of biking, along with other encouraging examples. FREE

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9/11 Day of Service in Ward 5, 9am-3:30pm at Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub (5171 South Dakota Avenue Northeast). The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is partnering with The Mission Continues for the 2nd Annual 9/11 Day of Service. This year's service day will take place on September 8th at UDC's Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub, located in Ward 5. The food hub has aquaponic and hydroponic systems, a native plant nursery and garden beds for the community. FREE

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Cyanotypes: Photo-making with the sun’s light, 4:30-6:30pm at Cyanotypes: Photo-making with the sun’s light (3015 Georgia Avenue Northwest). Cyanotypes are a magical process that let you create rich photographic prints using the sun’s light. One of the earliest forms of photography, cyanotypes transform the great outdoors into one big dark room. $50

Sunday, September 9, 2018

📯GOOD YONTIF.📯
Today is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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Adams Morgan Day 2018, 12-6pm (18th St NW at Columbia Rd NW). Celebrating its 40th year this year, Adams Morgan Day is Washington’s longest-running neighborhood festival. Adams Morgan Day is a free, family-friendly celebration with music, art, and activities for all ages. We welcome residents and visitors alike to meet our neighborhood businesses, artists and service organizations. FREE

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Gelato Festival Washington DC 2018, Sep 8-9 at City Market at O Street (800 P St NW). During the course of the next 3 years, 5 thousand Gelato Chefs from all over the world, will be competing against one another for a chance to participate in the 2021 grand finals in Italy. Only the best 36 gelato chefs will remain to battle for the title of Gelato Festival World Master. In the United States, Gelato Festival America selects the best gelato chefs through 24 touring festivals, spread over 3 years, with an American final in 2021 that will grant access to the world finals. $25

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#BeyondtheBook with Cherryl T. Cooley, 1-4pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). his workshop is led by Woodlawn 2018 Makers in the Mansion Writer-in-Residence Cherryl T. Cooley. Poets will brainstorm ideas for how to put their poems in community makerspaces that exist beyond a physical book. We will look at ways that other poets have succeeded at this and create a solid plan for one or two of your poems. This is a brief exploration of marketing and branding for contemporary poets, but it is also a chance for you to consider your body of work and start shaping how it will impact your community and the world. Participants should bring one or two very polished poems, pens, and paper. Light refreshments provided. $25

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Jill Sobule “Nostalgia Kills” Album Release Show in the Wine Garden, 9pm at City Winery DC 1350 Okie St NEFor all its graceful, funny and heartbreaking explorations of awkward youth and grown-up regrets, Nostalgia Kills is as of-the-moment as anything in Jill Sobule’s catalog. $20

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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CAS Patents and Pizza Sessions, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 FREE

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Abd el-Kader Education Project Dinner, 6-9:30pm at nterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.- "The Crystal Room" (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). AEP is a global network of individuals and organizations, developing educational resources and opportunities for engagement in the life story of Emir Abdelkader. As a warrior, scholar, statesman, and devout Muslim of the 19th century, Abdelkader is considered Algeria’s George Washington, seen as a moral leader on a par with Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela. To mitigate fear, bigotry, and bad behavior in these troubled times, from kindergartens to the military, AEP’s mission is to revive the courageous religious and moral legacy of Emir Abdelkader el Djezairi. FREE

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Ellen Mansfield: Retrospective Reception, 7-9:30pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street NW). Renowned Deaf artist Ellen Mansfield will be exhibiting her art series entitled: Retrospective: Through the Darkness into the Light. This private reception is an opportunity to discuss the artist's inspiration, vision, and journey into creating this visual experience. $35

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Tutto quello che vuoi (Friends by Chance): Film Screening, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Alessandro (Andrea Carpenzano) is a tempestuous young slacker. He has lost his mother when he was two, and has become the torment of his father – a peddler in Porta Portese, the local flea-market – who can’t imagine a future for that idle and furious son, and is unable to find the key to his heart. Giorgio (Giuliano Montaldo) is a former poet in the early stages of Alzheimer syndrome: he can still move, but his mind is drifting relentlessly away from the present. FREE

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Indigo Fabric Dying Workshop with Njena Surae Jarvis, 5:30-7:30pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Learn how to dye fabrics with natural indogo dye, and create stunning patterns! Njena Surae Jarvis, one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, will show you how she created the fabrics used in her installation in the mansion. $15

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Zoo Uncorked, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). Raise a glass for conservation at Zoo Uncorked! On Thursday, Sept. 13, enjoy unlimited wine tastings courtesy of vintners from the D.C. area and beyond—while supporting the Smithsonian's National Zoo's species-saving mission. This isn't your average wine tasting. Join us at the Zoo and sample wines while seeing exotic animals and checking out local artists from the GRUMP Market! $55+food drinks wine

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5th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Reception, 5pm-2am at Park at Fourteenth (920 14th St NW). Live jazz, celebrity guest DJ, four levels. Please RSVP for complimentary admission. FREE

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2018 Healthcare Leaders Reception, 5:30-10pm at Renaissance Hotel Washington DC (999 9th St NW). In commemoration of the 48th Annual Legislative Conference of the United States Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. and the 50th Anniversary of The National Association of Health Services Executives-The Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter, cordially invites you to be our honored guest at our Annual Healthcare Leaders Reception. $60+

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THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF NELSON MANDELA, 12-10pm at Embassy of South Africa (3051 Massachusetts Ave., NW). Brilliant South African cellist, Jacques-Pierre Malin, returns to the Embassy Series with outstanding musicians in a special program at the South African Embassy. Musical program/buffet/wine/Valet parking- $95- all inclusive. $95

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NABWIC 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Reception, 6-8pm at The City Club of Washington (555 13th Street - NW). Please join us at the NABWIC Mid-Year / CBC. The reception will be held at The City Club of Wasington, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Only NABWIC members may purchase NABWIC shirts. The shirts will be on sale until August 20, 2018. FREE

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Ambassador Insider Series - Tunisia, 6-9pm at Embassy of Tunisia (5131 Broad Branch Road NW). oin us for The Washington Diplomat’s latest Ambassador Insider Series on Thursday, September 13, at the elegant Tunisian Residence, where Ambassador Gouia will share his insights on his country’s political and economic progress since the Jasmine Revolution, as well as the challenges it continues to face, from Islamic extremism to youth unemployment. A dinner of traditional Tunisian cuisine as well as drinks will be served in the residence’s striking terrace and interiors following the discussion. $45 or FREE with Hill email

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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: From Threat Detection and Disruption Through Response Operations, 8:15-11:50am at The Harman Center for the Arts (610 F St NW). On September 13, Noblis will lead a discussion with federal, defense, and industry experts and leaders to discuss the ideas and concerns on the future of national security and countering CBRNE threats. FREE

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CBC Young Gifted & Green Black Millennials For Flint CommunityAction , 2-7pm at Thurgood Marshall Center For Services (1816 12th St NW). This event will include panel discussions, presentations and workshops to inspire the next generation of African American & Latino environmental justice leaders. Special Guest for the event include Mari Copeny “Little Miss Flint” and TMZ’s Senor Producer Van Lathan. The post-reception will include an awards ceremony honoring legislators and community leaders advocating for lead prevention. FREE

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Social Media Week Fairfax, 8am-2:30pm at Capital One Headquarters (1680 Capital One Drive, McLean, VA 22102). Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premier conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing, and technology. The mission is to give professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology the insights, ideas and opportunities they need to advance themselves and their organizations in a globally connected world. This year the theme is "Closer" and will explore the intensifying conflict between individualism and community. $25+, Use promo code DMVTech18 for 20% off!

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Liberty's Promise 2018 Annual Fundraiser, 6:30-10pm at Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th Street NW). We will hold a silent auction and raffle during the event, with all proceeds going to the immigrant youth we serve every day. In addition, there will be a photo booth, tasty hors d'oeuvres and an open beer and wine bar for all guests (21+) to enjoy! $50+

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Washington Ukrainian Festival, Sept 14-16 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (15100 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905). Food, activities, exhibits, and performances! FREE

Saturday, September 15, 2018

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DC Jollof-off Festival, 4-10pm Wakanda Fest DC is a cultural shock experience fusing various elements of popular black culture(Music, Food, Fashion, Art, etc) from all over the world into an immersive one day festive cultural experience to celebrate diversity of cultues in the African diaspora, connect and unite the various ethnic groups. The festival will feature a Jollof Cook-Off, Flag Parade, African, Caribbean and Hiphop DJ Competition, Comedy show, dance off and live artist performances. $20+

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16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival, 10am-7pm (220 King St. in Alexandria, VA). At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them. FREE

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CBC - 5TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE GALA, 8pm-2am at Renaissance Hotel (999 9th Street NW). CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WEEKEND IN RECOGNITION OF THE 47TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE, 5TH ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE GALA, PRESENTED BY SOCIAL ARCHITECTS $30+

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34th Annual Maryland Communication Association Conference, 8am-5pm at Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building (2201 Georgia Avenue NW). The 34th Annual Maryland Communication Association (MCA) Conference theme, “#MCACommTalk: Communication, Culture and Media Education,” focuses on the process through which individuals are able to critically understand the nature, techniques and impacts of media messages and productions. Attendees will be exposed to scholarly presentations about the complex messages related to culture we receive from television, radio, movies, social media, newspapers, music, billboards, books, magazines, newspapers or other forms of media. $15+

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CBC - 5TH ANNUAL CAUCUS BRUNCH AND DAY PARTY, 11am-9pm at Barcode (1101 17th Street NW). 5TH ANNUAL CAUCUS BRUNCH & DAY PARTY $40

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DC Wine Fest: Fall Edition, Time Varies at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street NE). Specially curated wineries serve patrons tastings over a multi-session, all-day, all-night vino experience. $35-60drinks

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Washington Ukrainian Festival, Sept 14-16 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (15100 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905). Food, activities, exhibits, and performances! FREE

Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Anacostia River Family Fishing Days, 10am-1pm at Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Dr). All fishing equipment and bait will be provided for participants. The event will be held rain or shine and is open to 50 participants. All persons 16-64 years of age must have a DC fishing license to participate. FREE

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16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival, 10am-5pm (220 King St. in Alexandria, VA). At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them. FREE

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Takoma Park Folk Festival, 10:30am-6:30pm at Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, MD). More details of the fun coming soon! Includes food vendors and performers. FREE

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Washington Ukrainian Festival, Sept 14-16 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (15100 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905). Food, activities, exhibits, and performances! FREE

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Makers in the Mansion Artist Talk: Sandy Hassan "My Journey with Fabric", 3-5pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Join one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, Sandy Barrett Hassan, for a discussion about her current installation at Woodlawn, and about her life as a quilter. FREE

Monday, September 17, 2018

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Discussion with Former USTRs, 10am-12pm at Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) (​1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW). The CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business is honored to again present a conversation with six former United States Trade Representatives (Charlene Barshefsky​, William Brock, Carla Hills, Michael Kantor, Ronald Kirk, ​and Susan Schwab), who will share wisdom from their own experience and discuss the current global trading system, its institutions, and the prospects for trade in these challenging times. We hope that you will join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative discussion. FREE

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Global Tribute Honoring Ambassador Andrew J. Young, 6-10pm at MGM NATIONAL HARBOR (101 MGM National Avenue, National Harbor, MD 20745). Global Tribute Honoring Ambassador Andrew J. Young with entertainments from the Caribbeans, Brazil, India, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA. $150

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

🕍GOOD YONTIF.🕍
Today is the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.

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Soupstar: Giovanni Guidi and Gianluca Petrella in concert, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Finally Washingtonian jazz enthusiasts will get a chance to experience a live performance by two of the most interesting talents of Italian music: Giovanni Guidi (piano) and Gianluca Petrella (trombone), presenting the album “Soupstar”, a name that reflects the improvisational alchemy between their instruments. The concert will allow us to discover the unusual connection between these two musicians, who are incredible, when it comes to creating their own tunes while enjoying themselves on classics like “Over The Rainbow” and “Prelude to a Kiss”. FREE

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Film & Beer Series: Cosy Dens, 7-9pm at Bistro Bohem (600 Florida Avenue, NW). About the series: This marks the seventh year of the Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem. This year, the series presents films representing the last 100 years. All films will screen in Czech with English subtitles. Each screening includes one free beer as well as an introduction by a representative from the Czech Embassy. All screenings are subject to change. FREE

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Metro Hack Night VIII, 6-9pm at WMATA HQ, Jackson Graham Building (600 5th St NW). Metro Hack Night is a show & tell of Metro-related apps and data visualizations. We are happy to once again be hosted by WMATA in their headquarters (just past the lobby). Doors open at 6:00, and the program kicks off at 6:30. Be sure to bring an ID, and please arrive a bit early, as everyone will have to have IDs checked and pass through the metal detectors. FREE

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California Wines: A Celebration of California Wine Month, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Have you ever had a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon? Yes? Well, that’s okay! We’ll spend the evening exploring California and all it has to offer. From the south, to the north, we will explore regions, varietals, and new producers that proudly produce wine in California. While tasting through wines, we’ll focus on the history that has pushed this region into the forefront of winemaking worldwide. We’ll also touch on potential struggles that the region may be facing in the future. $35

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

🏴‍☠️HAPPY TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!🏴‍☠️

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Mansion Magic Show with Master Magician Richard Bloch, 3-5pm at Mansion Magic Show with Master Magician Richard Bloch (2020 O Street Northwest). Join us for an afternoon of magic and laughter with Richard Bloch, one of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. Rich is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association), author and playwright. He has served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles (who once introduced Rich as “an Edison of Magic”) and to various theater companies, including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington. He has been a five-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle. $25

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Italian Wines: 101, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Join City Winery Beverage Director Vanessa Phillips on an exploration of the land of Italy. We will be delving into wines from the North, all the way to the islands. You will be greeted with a lovely glass of sparkling wine, and then embark on our cross country session. While educational, we’ll have fun tasting throughout the country. $40

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Third Thursday to Get Out The Vote!, 5:30-7:30pm at TBD (TBD). Join the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) for our quarterly networking reception on September 20. The theme of this event will be Get Out The Vote! More information to follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! FREE

Friday, September 21, 2018

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UDC Green Roof Tours, Aug 24, Sep 21, Sep 22 at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Building 44, Green Roof). The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), invites you to tour our green roof and hear more about sustainable agriculture from Sandy Farber Bandier, UDC GreenRoof/Greenhouse Coordinator and learn about green roof design from David Bell of BELL Architects. FREE

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Good vibes only., Sep 21-23 at Fox Haven Organic Farm outside of Frederick, MarylandA RETREAT FOR CREATIVE, SOULFUL LADIES. Held in a historic farmhouse on an organic farm just an hour and a half outside of Washington DC, we'll gather with 10 new friends for a weekend of creativity, healing, wellness and nature. Picture a place where women feast on delicious foods while sitting around the fire pit. They're creating custom perfumes with essential oils, photographs with the sun's light, and singing to guitar music. This is Good Vibes Only: a retreat for creative, soulful ladies. $400+

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Chris Trapper w/ Diana Chittester in the Wine Garden, 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Chris Trapper is a storyteller. With his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor and an uncanny knack for melody, Chris has traveled the world over, performing to a dedicated and ever growing fan base with nothing but his guitar and his songs. Raised on Prine and Kristofferson, Trapper's first foray in the music industry was as frontman of the critically acclaimed alt-rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). $15

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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UDC Green Roof Tours, Aug 24, Sep 21, Sep 22 at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Building 44, Green Roof). The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), invites you to tour our green roof and hear more about sustainable agriculture from Sandy Farber Bandier, UDC GreenRoof/Greenhouse Coordinator and learn about green roof design from David Bell of BELL Architects. FREE

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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29th International Couture Collections presented by DC Fashion Week, 5-8pm at Embassy of France, La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). DC Fashion Week hosts the 29th International Couture Collections Show. Designers from around the world present their Spring/Summer 2019 couture collections at the Embassy of France. DC Fashion Week has made BishBash Magazine's Top 100 Events in Washington for the past 8 consecutive years. DC Fashion Week is recognized as Best Tourist Attraction by the Washington Award Committee for the past two years in a row. $70

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MakeHER Mart, 10am-5pm at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW). The MakeHER Mart features a pop-up artisan market, promoting local women artists and designers who create handcrafted art and merchandise. A wide variety of products, including jewelry, fine art, home accents, and personal accessories will be available. $10+

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Ian Moore "Toronto" Album Release Show In The Wine Garden, 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Ian Moore, the Seattle-based, Austin, TX-born guitar player, singer and songwriter makes the proverbial renaissance man look lazy. $20

Monday, September 24, 2018

🥮HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL!🥮
This Chinese/Vietnamese holiday is celebrated by eating mooncake.

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DC RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) Career Conference, Sept 24-27 (1111 20th St NW). Join one of our largest career events of the year! This four-day conference will feature career workshops, a job fair, and more. FREE

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Mick Cornett: The Next American City, 7pm at Solid State Books (600 H St NE). DC's newest independent bookstore, Solid State Books, hosts four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett for an event to discuss his new book, a hopeful and illuminating look at the dynamic and inventive urban centers that will lead the United States in coming years. The Next American City: The Big Promise of Our Midsize Metro highlights cities of modest size but outsized accomplishment, revealing how our metropolises are reinventing themselves by way of a story of civic engagement, inventive public policy, and smart urban design. FREE

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Tras La Perla, Carlos Vives' Social Impact Project, 6:30-9pm at ICC Auditorium, Georgetown University (37th and O St., N.W.). Join Carlos Vives and experts from the Inter-American Development Bank and Georgetown University to learn about his Santa Marta project, a model for urban sustainability. A small reception featuring Colombian flavors will precede the presentation at ICC Galleria, next to the ICC Auditorium. FREE

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Postal Banking: Let's Put an End to Banking Deserts!, 12-1:30pm at 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). The purpose of this briefing is to educate policy makers and congressional staffers about the evolving financial services and credit markets and how innovators are working to provide better product and lending solutions to underserved consumers. Please RSVP to Brady Buckner at [email protected] FREE

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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2018 Lights of HOPE, 8:30am-10pm at The Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be honoring those who have been touched by cancer and remembering those lost, during the Lights of Hope ceremony on September 25th in Washington, D.C. Lights of Hope bearing the names of those touched by cancer will line the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in an experience to fight back against cancer. Donate today to help make sure that our elected officials are doing all they can to fight this disease. FREE

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Tue

Taste of Napa Valley: Featuring Honig Vineyards, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Let City Winery lead you on an informative and delicious tasting centered around Honig vineyards! With roots dating back to the 1960s, Honig creates stunning wines deeply rooted in the terroir of Napa Valley. Family owned and operated, Honig focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. We will taste through a selection of each, and end with a delicious Late Harvest wine that they are also creating. Heather Torres, Regional Manager for Honig, will be on hand to guide you through the history, winemaking, and values of the family winery. $45

SEP

25

Tue

Green Drinks DC Rooftop Happy Hour at Up Top Acres, 6-8pm at Up Top Acres (55 M Street Southeast). Join Green Drinks DC for a rooftop happy hour at Up Top Acres. Take in the spectacular views, have a drink or two, and meet fellow environmental enthusiasts. FREE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

SEP

26

Wed

Ieri, oggi, domani (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow): Film Screening, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a sparklingly original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. FREE

SEP

26

Wed

Buffalo Nite is celebrating the BIG 4-0!, TBD at TBD. Food - Charlie the Butcher’s beef on weck, Will Poultry wings, Bison chip dip, Ilio di Paolo sauces and dressings, Sahlen hot dogs, Battistoni pepperoni, Bocce pizza, Rich Products desserts, Fowlers candy, Sorrento Cheese, Mineo and Sappio Italian sausage, Wardynski Polish sausage, Wegman’s products. Beverages - Genesee, Labatt Blue, and Molson beers, Anthony Road wines, Aunt Rosie’s loganberry and soda (pop?). Atmosphere - Door prizes, favors, Buffalo talk, and fun. Re-live those sports moments, snowy winters, wonderful summer months on the waterfront, art festivals, the Taste of Buffalo, and the famous Buffalo Wing Fest. $37+

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SEP

27

Thu

15th Annual IP3 Awards, 5:30-9pm at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Pavilion Foyer (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). The IP3 Awards is a special occasion to honor those who have made significant contributions in the three areas of IP: Intellectual Property, Information Policy, and Internet Protocol. This year will be the fifteenth year Public Knowledge has held the awards, and we're excited to celebrate with you. $50

SEP

27

Thu

Emerging Vision Scientists Reception and Recognition of AEVR’s 25th Anniversary, 5:30-7:30pm at Rayburn HOB Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). The reception showcases the work of 21 early-stage vision scientists from across the United States who will display posters and discuss their breakthrough research to save sight and restore vision. FREE

Friday, September 28, 2018

SEP

28

Fri

BBQ, BLUEGRASS AND BEER FESTIVAL, 2018, 6-9pm at The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE). Please join us for our annual BBQ, Bluegrass and Beer Festival, with live music, an open bar, great company, and all-you-can-eat Carolina 'cue! FREE

SEP

28

Fri

Dancing is My Voice 2018 Zumbathon® Charity Event, 5:30-8:30pm at Lincoln MemorialDancing is My Voice is an annual Zumbathon® Charity Event during National Hispanic Heritage Month (mid September to mid October). The Event attempts to gather enough people on the National Mall in Washington, DC to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest Zumba® class, while raising awareness of sexual violence and pointing survivors and those who love them toward RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, for the next step in their healing journey. FREE

SEP

28

Fri

Eternal Prodigies, 7:30-10:30pm at Embassy of France – La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW). The Mid-Atlantic Symphony will be joined by Stefan Jackiw who will be playing for us the timeless Beethoven Violin Concerto. Following the concerto will be Dvorak’s lush Symphony No. 7 and complemented along with a piece by one of France’s foremost living composers Regis Campo, who will come especially to present his masterwork! This will be a concert you won't want to miss! $30

Saturday, September 29, 2018

SEP

29

Sat

2018 DPR Rec Day, 1-4pm at Randall Recreation Center (South Capitol & I Streets, SW). The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited to celebrate the 3rd Annual DPR Rec Day. Join us for an extravaganza featuring fun activities, and fun entertainment including sports activities, fitness, live performances, activities for kids, giveaways and more! FREEfamily kids children

SEP

29

Sat

The Great Gatsby Lawn Party , 11am-6pm at Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW). Sprawled out on the rolling greens beneath the magnificent towers of the Washington National Cathedral, step back to a simpler time of rebellious flapper dresses, magical millinery, genteel boater hats, and the vintage sounds from full period orchestras of the 1910's, 1920's, & 1930's. Vintage bands, performances, lawn games, a huge wood dance floor, antique paper moon photo berths, specialty alcoholic Prohibition era cocktails, food & beverage (available for purchase), and more await! Period attire strongly encouraged. $35-105

SEP

29

Sat

Art All Night: Dupont, Mark your calendar for Art All Night on Saturday, September 29th from 7:00-12:00 midnight in art galleries and embassies around Dupont Circle. FREE

SEP

29

Sat

REI's Outessafest, All day at Patuxent River Park at Jug Bay (16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772). Join us for a one-day festival celebrating music, women and the outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor newbie or can scale mountains in your sleep, everyone is welcome. Enjoy music from PVRIS, Brazilian Girls, Seratones, Lucy Dacus, OSHUN, and more! Challenge yourself to new heights with expert-led mini-adventures like rock climbing, paddling, and outdoor group yoga. So, let your hair down, pull it up or shave it off and be part of the first year of Outessafest. $100

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SEP

30

Sun

Hadiya Williams | "More than a Notion" Artist Talk X BPP Pop Up, 1-5pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Hadiya Williams and co-collaborator Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi will engage in dialogue on the process of creating Layers, the installation in the Woodlawn dining room. FREE

October 2018

Monday, October 2, 2018

OCT

1

Mon

Chefs Take a Stand 2018, 5:30-9pm at Dock 5 at Union Market (1309 5th Street Northeast). Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence is not your average gala: the food is delicious - the attire is comfortable - the speeches are few. Come for the food, stay for the cause, and leave knowing you did your part to help end domestic violence this October. Featuring a selection of Washington, DC's best chefs and mixologists, this event will mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! $125+

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

OCT

2

Tue

2018 ‘Raise the Roof’ DC Area Fundraiser, 5:30-8:30pm at Top of the Town (1400 North 14th Street, Arlington, VA). Register now to join your fellow IT colleagues at our 11th Annual “Raise the Roof’ Fundraiser to support Bridges to Community’s community development work. Last year, we were able to raise $55,000 for housing in Nicaragua and a group of IT colleagues, friends and family travelled to Nicaragua in January to build 3 houses. This year, we hope to raise even more to support Bridges to Community’s community development work, including: housing, education, health, and economic development. Please help us reach our goal of $60,000 to Raise some Roofs and MORE! The view of DC from the Top of the Town is worth the price of admission! There will be music, food, beverages, awesome silent auction items and a raffle for a BTC trip (airfare not included) with your friends in the IT Community! $75+

OCT

2

Tue

ITALIAN COLOR - Duo Emy Bernecoli, violin + Elia Andrea Corazza, piano, at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Italian Color is a musical journey across time, presenting rare and refined compositions that defined the history of Italian classical music for piano and violin, from the baroque to present day. The program will be performed by Emi Bernecoli (violin) and Elia Andrea Corazza (piano). FREE

OCT

2

Tue

Conference: DesignDC 2018 - Constructing an Equitable Future, Oct 2-4th at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). This year’s DesignDC conference theme is Constructing an Equitable Future. The conference will analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age. 50

Thursday, October 5, 2018

OCT

4

Thu

COMMUNITY PLACE, 5-8:30pm at Phillips Collection: Phillips after 5 (1600 21st St NW). Celebrate 10 years of community at Phillips after 5 and 20 years of Tryst! $12

Friday, October 5, 2018

OCT

5

Fri

Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | Cool Runnings, 8pm at Union Market (309 5th St NE). Grab your popcorn and a blanket and get ready for movie night under the stars, as Union Market's drive-in movies are back for the seventh season. The DC Rollergirls will also be wheeling around to serve snacks and beverages. FREE

OCT

5

Fri

Women in Healthcare: Annual Female Leadership Summit 2018, 7:30am-4pm at College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, General Vessey Ballroom (3501 University Boulevard East, Hyattsville, MD 20783). This event will feature women from the healthcare industry who have excelled in their careers through a very demanding industry. Thought-provoking panel discussions will allow the audience to look within themselves to be the change that promotes women in leadership. The panel will include an informal dialogue sharing personal success stories that will challenge the audience to eliminate boundaries put on their professional growth and expand individual opportunities for success. After lunch attendees will break out into sessions that further propel them in their career and engage with likeminded women. FREE

Sunday, October 7, 2018

OCT

7

Sun

37th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival, 10-5pm at Takoma Park (7000 Carroll Avenue, Takoma, DC). FREEchildren family kids outdoor

Monday, October 8, 2018

🎈HAPPY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY!🎈
& Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

OCT

9

Tue

Hot Topics in Public Policy: Human Trafficking, 5:30-7:30pm at TBD (TBD). The Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) is proud to team up with Rescue Freedom International to host a robust panel discussion on Human Trafficking and the legislative future of this most important issue. This is the 8th event in GAIN’s “Hot Topics in Public Policy” series, focused on issues currently — or soon-to-be — moving through the 115th Congress and the Administration. These panels bring together thought leaders in the industry to discuss the current state-of-play, providing insights and intel to help attendees stay ahead of the game in the policy discussions heating up DC.Speaker list coming soon! $12

OCT

9

Tue

CAS Patents and Pizza Sessions, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 FREE

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

OCT

10

Wed

DOGMAN: Film Screening, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Dubbed an “urban Western,” Dogman by Matteo Garrone takes place in an Italian suburb somewhere between metropolis and wild nature. Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance. FREE

OCT

10

Wed

Alex Clare in the Wine Garden, 9:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). London-born singer, songwriter and producer Alex Clare is one of those lucky people who will never be short of something startling to tell when the lights dim and true conversation really begins. $20

Sunday, October 14, 2018

OCT

14

Sun

DIY + Sip: Custom Denim Clutches, 1-4pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). In conjunction with Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House's "Makers in the Mansion" exhibit, join featured maker Morgan Davis for an afternoon of "Diy + Sip" on Sunday, October 14th from 1-4 PM where attendees will be able to customize their own denim clutch using ankara fabric, embellishments, patches, paint, embroidery, and more! Tickets include one foldover denim clutch (with ankara lining), all supplies, two glasses of wine, and light refreshments. This event is 21+ $35-$40

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

OCT

16

Tue

Amb. Prudence Bushnell, 5:45pm-7:30pm at Hemisphere Suite, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW ). Join us as we welcome Amb. Prudence Bushnell to an Author Series event. In Amb. Bushnell’s new book, Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings, she shares her personal experience during her posting as Ambassador of the United States to Kenya from 1996 to 1999. FREE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

OCT

17

Wed

FRENCH-AMERICAN BUSINESS WEEK, Oct 17-18 at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). $90+

OCT

17

Wed

Missy Raines & Tony Furtado In The Wine Garden, 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). 7-time IBMA award winner, Missy Raines is considered to be one of the most respected and trailblazing figures in bluegrass today. A member of Allison Krauss’ first all-female bluegrass band (she has also backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan), Raines now leads her own innovative and genre-bending trio the New Hip, with George Jackson (fiddle/banjo) and Ben Garnett (guitar). Blending a rich, jazz-tinged combination of her bluegrass roots and thick Americana with her smokey seductive alto, The New Hip are primed to take tradition into innovative new territory. $15

Thursday, October 18, 2018

OCT

18

Thu

Mandy Barnett “ Strange Conversation” In The Wine Garden , 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Mandy Barnett laughs when she’s asked “What took you so long?” to make Strange Conversation, her progressive take on the postmodern American songbook. Sure, she’s a classicist who’s channeled Patsy Cline in a theatrical musical, recorded classic country songs with legendary producer Owen Bradley, and transfixed known musicos Seymour Stein, Arif Mardin and Ahmet Ertegun with her timeless stylings. But Barnett, who signed her first major label deal at age 12, decided she needed a change. $15

Friday, October 19, 2018

OCT

19

Fri

Boo at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). $11-22halloween outdoor

Saturday, October 20, 2018

OCT

20

Sat

10th Annual Women's Entrepreneur Expo, 10am-4pm at National Christian Academy Gymnasium (6700 Bock Road, Fort Washington MD 20744). The Women’s Entrepreneur Expo is FREE and open to the public. The expo is an interactive business event designed to provide an opportunity for small businesses, women-owned businesses, new businesses, expanding businesses, and successful businesses. The even prides itself with business revitalization as well as providing consumers the tools and resources to Connect, Learn, and Network. The Women’s Entrepreneur Expo has been carefully designed to facilitate this dynamic activity with a careful selection of speakers and exhibitors as well as the overall expo layout and program. FREEhalloween outdoor

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

OCT

23

Tue

Scrapomatic in the Wine Garden, 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen invented Scrapomatic in 1999 in an effort to separate the blues from anything edifying and preserve its impurities. Their shambolic, uplifting blues songcraft spans four studio albums and almost twenty years of hell-for-leather touring. $20

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

OCT

24

Wed

Giving Back the Thrivent Way, 7-9:30pm at National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Avenue NW). Your Thrivent Member Network- East Region is excited to host the first Thrivent member event at the National Museum of American History to celebrate your role in developing Thrivent's legacy of generosity on a national stand. As a Thrivent member, you are part of the permanent exhibit called Giving in America that highlights servant-hearted people, companies and initiatives that have shaped what generosity means in our country. FREE

Thursday, October 25, 2018

OCT

25

Thu

15th Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research, 6-9pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). This year, the 2018 Brown Lecture will be given by H. Richard Milner IV, a leading scholar of urban education and teacher education. He is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education, and Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, Oct 25-28 at Varies (Varies). Comedy shows all over, brought to you by Brightest Young Things. Varies

Friday, October 26, 2018

OCT

26

Fri

⭐Early voting begins for DC General Elections, 8:30am-7pm. Oct 26-Nov 2. Click here to find your Early Vote Center!,

OCT

26

Fri

Night of the Living Zoo, 6:30-10pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). halloween outdoor

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

OCT

30

Tue

2nd Annual WAEPA Member Meeting, 8am-1pm at Pavilion Room, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Join us on Tuesday, October 30th at the Reagan National Building for our 2nd Annual Member Meeting. This event will run from 8am to 1pm and includes a plenary address by Jordan Goodman, America’s Money Answers Man, and author of thirteen personal finance books. Topics include paying off your mortgage in 5-7 years on your existing level of income, refinancing student loan debt, and earning higher yields on your capital. Registration is free, and non-members are welcome to attend. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided. FREE

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

🎃HAPPY HALLOWEEN!🎃

OCT

31

Wed

Jim Lauderdale w/ Amelia White In The Wine Garden, 8:30 PM at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Join us on Tuesday, October 30th at the Reagan National Building for our 2nd Annual Member Meeting. This event will run from 8am to 1pm and includes a plenary address by Jordan Goodman, America’s Money Answers Man, and author of thirteen personal finance books. Topics include paying off your mortgage in 5-7 years on your existing level of income, refinancing student loan debt, and earning higher yields on your capital. Registration is free, and non-members are welcome to attend. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided. $22

November 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

NOV

1

Thu

17th Street High Heel Race, 6pm at JR'S Bar & Grill (1700 R St NW). Join DC as we gather for the High Heel Race - even the Mayor and other political appointees and candidates show up! FREEgay outdoors

NOV

1

Thu

Fight Night: Fight for Children, The late Joseph E. Robert, Jr. started Fight Night 28 years ago as an opportunity to get his friends and colleagues together for a fun night to support a great cause- improving the lives of at-risk children throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Since that first event in 1990, Fight Night has generated more than $60 million; fueling our work at Fight For Children and enabling us to continue Joe’s mission of improving early childhood education.

Friday, November 2, 2018

NOV

2

Fri

Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | Hocus Pocus, 8pm at Union Market (309 5th St NE). Grab your popcorn and a blanket and get ready for movie night under the stars, as Union Market's drive-in movies are back for the seventh season. The DC Rollergirls will also be wheeling around to serve snacks and beverages. FREE

Saturday, November 3, 2018

NOV

3

Sat

Cade Foundation 13th Family Building Gala, 5-10pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd ). The 2018 Cade Foundation Family Building Gala is our opportunity to recognize the outstanding work of the organizations and individuals throughout the nation supporting families OVERCOMING infertility. This year we will recognize new Family Buildig Grant recipients, and celebrate the contributions of Family Building Champions! Live Music, Silent Auction, Open Bar, Seated Dinner Program $175 or volunteer

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

🗳️HAPPY ELECTION DAY!🗳️

NOV

6

Tue

⭐Election Day 2018: Click here to find your Polling Place.,

NOV

6

Tue

An Evening with Jennifer Knapp in the Wine Garden, 9pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Jennifer Knapp has experienced enough chaos and turmoil in her life that she could write about it on every album. Instead, she made Love Comes Back Around, a collection of songs that focus on what really matters. $15

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

🕯️HAPPY DIWALI!🕯️
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights to celebrate autumn.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

NOV

8

Thu

Wine Blind Tasting Workshop, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Over the course of the evening, our resident sommelier will help you taste and analyze 5 wines, so you’ll be able to make a successful conclusion about what’s in your glass just like the pros. Our wine educator will guide you through the process, offering useful tasting tips along the way and answering any questions you may have. This is a fun, interactive and educational class that will really get you hooked on blind tasting! If you want to start developing your blind tasting skills or put your wine knowledge to the test, this fun and engaging class is perfect for you! $30

Saturday, November 10, 2018

NOV

10

Sat

Formidable ! Aznavour, 8-10:30pm at La Maison Francaise - Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Formidable ! Aznavour , The musical created in honour of Charles Aznavour, takes us back to the time of “La Bohême”. Through his most powerful, memorable and iconic songs, we are told the incredible story of his life. $65

Sunday, November 11, 2018

NOV

11

Sun

Les Stroud In The Wine Garden, 6:30-8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). “That’s always been my mission,” says Les Stroud, environmentalist, musician, filmmaker, and creator and star of the groundbreaking TV series Survivorman. “To reconnect people to nature. To get them to celebrate and protect nature.” For many years, Survivorman was Stroud’s principle vehicle for conveying that message. Now, he’s combining his love for our natural environment with his other passion: music. On his fifth full-length album, Bittern Lake, the Canadian singersongwriter issues an urgent call for environmental preservation with a collection of powerful original songs and classic covers, produced by the legendary Mike Clink (Guns ’N Roses, Joe Cocker, Metallica). $25

Monday, November 12, 2018

🇺🇸HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!🇺🇸

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NOV

13

Tue

CAS Patents and Pizza Sessions, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 FREE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

NOV

14

Wed

IWF's Annual Awards Gala, 6-10pm at DAR Constitution Hall (1776 D Street NW). Independent Women’s Forum’s Annual Awards Gala is often referred to as fun, elegant, and inspiring. It is an event that brings together influential leaders from all avenues, and recognizes and celebrates champions of women who are dedicated defenders of democracy, liberty, and free markets. $300

Thursday, November 15, 2018

NOV

15

Thu

The CLEO EDGE gala, 6-9:30pm at Ritz CarltonFounded in 1968 when the number of lawyers of color was less than one percent, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) has worked to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds for the last half century. In 2018, CLEO will proudly celebrate its 50th Anniversary of bringing greater diversity to the legal profession. $$$

NOV

15

Thu

Economic Summit & Consumer Celebration, 1-8:30pm at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport (890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090). Poverty has increased 19% in Maryland since 1990. It is impossible to rent a two-bedroom apartment on a minimum wage salary. Food and housing insecurity are on the rise. But there are solutions to these issues-join us to expand and strengthen the movement for economic rights and financial inclusion. On Thursday, November 15th, we’re hosting our first Economic Rights Summit which will include sessions on debt collection and criminalization of poverty; transportation; housing and community reinvestment; student loans and higher education; and trainings on advocacy, community reinvestment, tax credits, and predatory for-profit schools and student loans repayment. $60+

Thursday, November 22, 2018

🍗HAPPY THANKSGIVING!🍗

Thursday, November 29, 2018

NOV

29

Thu

BrewLights at ZooLights, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). outdoors drinks beer wine

December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

DEC

1

Sat

13th Annual MetroCooking DC Show, The ultimate foodie outing! ???

Sunday, December 2, 2018

🕎HAPPY CHANUKAH!🕎
Today is the start of Chanukah, a Jewish holiday to commemorate the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

DEC

2

Sun

13th Annual MetroCooking DC Show, The ultimate foodie outing! ???

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

DEC

4

Tue

Public Sector Innovation Summit, 7:30am-1:30pm at The Willard InterContinental (1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW). The Public Sector Innovation Summit is back for another year of exploring how technology-driven innovation is advancing government. Top technology innovators and influencers across the public and private sectors will converge to discuss what's shaping the future of digital government. FREE with .gov email

Friday, December 7, 2018

DEC

7

Fri

4th Annual Meeting of European Scientific Diasporas in North America, 9-5pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). In 2018, in partnership with the Office of Science and Technology Austria, the Annual Meeting will focus on the overarching theme: Science to Society and will welcome European diaspora members, Embassy representatives as well as non-European researchers interested in European research and innovation. FREE

Saturday, December 15, 2018

DEC

15

Sat

Wreaths Across America , 7pm at Arlington National Cemetery. There is no sign-up or registration required for you or your family to participate. For those wanting to observe the arrival of the Wreath Truck Convoy, which will arrive at approximately 7:45am on Saturday, ANC will begin their screening process at 7:00am at the ANC Welcome Center. FREEvolunteer cause charity

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 31, 2018

🎊HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!🎊
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