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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Making D.C. History Awards 2018, 6:30-9pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Since 2012 the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has honored 29 Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to our community have helped create, define, and preserve our city’s heritage. On September 20, the Historical Society welcomes four more history makers to the growing list of distinguished honorees. Reception and Dinner and Awards Presentation. $300

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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

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2018 DC Department of Health Food Safety and Defense Conference, 8:30am-4pm at Gallaudet University, Kellogg Conference Center and Hotel (800 Florida Avenue Northeast). The Annual DC Food Safety and Defense Conference is an educational event which brings together a variety of influential members of the regulatory, industry, academia, and consumer groups in the Washington Metropolitan Area and beyond. The conference includes workshops, presentations, and specialized breakout sessions related to both food safety and food defense. FREE

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Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage Ceremony and Reception, 5:30-8pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). The Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest administers the Joe A. Callaway Award, established by Mr. Callaway to recognize individuals in any area of endeavor who, with integrity and at some personal risk, take a public stand to advance truth and justice, and who challenge unsatisfactory conditions in pursuit of the common good. Toward this end, Mr. Callaway endowed the Trust with a special fund for an annual award honoring citizens for their civic courage. FREE

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Art Opening and Reception for Artist Megan Maher, 6:30-8:30pm at Hera Hub DC (5028 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest #100). Join us for food and drinks as we celebrate the installation of our new show! This collection will showcase the works of Megan Maher, a local artist from Silver Spring, MD. Her works will be on display and for sale until December 2018. FREE

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BOOK TALK: Serge Michailof: Africanistan, Development or Jihad, 6-8pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). International development expert Serge Michailof will present his latest book Africanistan, Development of Jihad. Building on the example of Sahel, a huge region of about 100 million inhabitants where insecurity is spreading like a bushfire, Serge Michaïlof will discuss whether the same recipes that failed in Afghanistan are being rolled out in the Sahel. Are we headed to a “Sahelistan” first step to an Africanistan? FREE

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SVA Leadership Institute Welcome Reception, 6:30-9pm at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center (1400 M Street Northwest). Join Student Veterans of America and over 100 of the top SVA student veteran chapter leaders as we kick off the 2018 Leadership Institute, sponsored by Prudential. Engage directly with our participants, student veteran leaders across the country, participating mentors, SVA staff and special guests including members of the SVA Business and Industry Roundtable and Congressional leaders - RSVP today! FREE

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Lucy Solomon, Associate Political Director, Indivisible, 6:30-8:30pm at Woman’s National Democratic Club (1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW). Indivisible, one of the largest grassroots resistance organizations to emerge in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, has been a crucial force in the fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With at least one group in every Congressional district, Indivisible has now turned its attention to the 2018 midterms. Join us on Thursday, September 20, for a conversation with Indivisible’s Associate Political Director Lucy Solomon. We’ll discuss the growth in progressive energy since Trump’s election and what it means for crucial swing districts and states, as well as Indivisible’s strategy for supporting locally-owned constituent power, what that looks like on the ground, and ways for each of us to get involved locally. $25

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

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ImpactHack: Visualizing Diplomacy, Development, and the Environment, Sep 21-22 at World Resources Institute (10 G Street Northeast, #800). The United States Diplomacy Center and World Resources Institute are partnering to host ImpactHack, a data visualization hackathon in Washington DC. Participants will utilize resources from the world’s top authorities to tell stories of international collaboration. Topics span from human rights to energy access. Policy think tank experts and leading technology specialists will advise and work with teams. Winners will be judged on innovation and technical achievement and storytelling of interactive prototypes. FREE

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Entertainment and Sports Arena Ribbon Cutting from the Mayor's Office on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs, 10:30am at Entertainment and Sports Arena DC (1100 Oak Drive SE). Join Mayor Bowser for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA). The 4,200-seat venue will be a hub for entertainment, sporting events, esports and more. The Arena will also serve as the practice facility for the NBA Washington Wizards and home court of the WNBA Washington Mystics and new NBA G-League team, the Capital City Go-Go. RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] FREE

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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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Watergate Gallery presents Blue 75, 6-9pm at Watergate Gallery (2552 Virginia Avenue Northwest). PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, AND ART TO WEAR. SOLO EXHIBITION - EUROPEAN SHOW. OPENING RECEPTION. FREE

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DC Global People’s Hub - Reimagine Humanity, 9am-5pm at Eaton DC (1201 K St NW). The DC Global People's Hub - Collaborate for Impact will feature online and offline speakers across entrepreneurship, philanthropy, impact investment, and diplomacy, as we engage in an interactive session to co-create a shared outcome and catalyze global impact. FREE

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Brews, Booze & Bites: Heritage food & drink, outdoor music, lawn games & local history, 1-4pm at Tudor Place (1644 31st Street NW). Our popular food festival outdoors at Tudor Place in Georgetown features heritage food and drink, outdoor music and games, and ties to local history. It'll brings purveyors of artisanal and local food, drinks, desserts and music to our historic Georgetown estate’s rolling South Lawn. $45

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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

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

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2018 WITA-Registrar Corp FDA Bootcamp, 1-4pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Horizon Ballroom (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Join regulatory consulting firm Registrar Corp for an intensive 4-hour "Boot Camp" on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for the food, beverage, and dietary supplement industry. Participants will learn from five different experts about existing requirements for exporting FDA-regulated products to the USA, as well as new requirements soon to be implemented by FDA under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). $75+

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Youth Choreographers Project Showcase, 5-8pm at Busboys and Poets (235 Carroll Street Northwest). Youth Choreographers Project is a workshop for young, trained dancers who are looking to choreograph and develop works of their own. This generation's youth wants to make sure that their voices are heard. Support the young choreographers by purchasing a ticket to their workshop. Showcase includes a reception with hors d'oeuvres and a brief ceremony. $35

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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

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

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Libiamo! La Traviata with the Washington National Opera, 6-8pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street NW). The Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera are pleased to present a special preview of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata debuting on October 6th at the Kennedy Center. FREE

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Welcome to Washington: Navigating DC!, 6-9pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). Join America's Future Foundation, Leadership Institute, and Hillsdale College Kirby Center for an evening all about living and working in our Nation's capitol! Hear from an expert panel on what it takes to succeed professionally and personally in this town, followed by a networking reception with appetizers and cocktails. FREE

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Secrets and Leaks: Whistleblowers, Journalists, and National Security, 7-9pm at Gaston Hall - Georgetown University (37th & O Streets). Sponsored by The Free Speech Project at Georgetown University, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Press Freedom Legal Defense Fund. FREE

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DC Startup Week 2018, Sep 24-28 ((see schedule for venue addresses)). DC Startup Week (Sep 24-28, 2018) is a free 5-day interactive celebration that showcases exciting local innovation, and strengthens connections. Designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, DCSW educates aspiring & established founders alike on best practices, addresses common struggles and showcases regional access to the dynamic network of resources and investment within the DC-Maryland-Virginia ecosystem. FREE

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ERE Alumni Town Hall, 5:30-7pm at Bernstein-Offit Building (1717 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Room 500 ). The Energy, Resources and Environment Program at SAIS is hosting an Alumni Town Hall to discuss the future of ERE and ways to better connect with alumni. ERE’s newly appointed Director, Dr. Johannes Urpelainen will provide a program update and moderate the discussion. FREE

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A Night of Palestinian Hospitality- Reception at the Tabard Inn, 6:30-9:30pm at Tabard Inn (1739 N Street Northwest, Suite 1). We have great news! The Museum of the Palestinian People will be hosting our inaugural fundraising reception on Monday, September 24th at the historic Tabard Inn in Washington, D.C, and you’re invited! We hope you will be able to join us to support the opening of the Museum of the Palestinian People, the first and only museum in the nation’s capital that will be dedicated to celebrating Palestinian culture, history and resilience. $120

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Pop-Up Magazine: A Night Of Live Stories, 7:30pm at Warner Theatre (513 13th St NW). Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Contributors tell vivid, never-before-told, multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by our musical collaborators Magik*Magik Orchestra. We end the night gathered around the bar, performers and audience together. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it. $29

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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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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

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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

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DC Appleseed 2018 Annual Awards Reception: Building Equity in D.C., 6-9pm at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 6th St. SW). Every year, DC Appleseed invites our friends, supporters, community partners, and donors to join us at our " annual gala" to celebrate our many collaborations in making the Nation's Capital a better place to live and work. This year we will host our gala on Tuesday, September 25th at Arena Stage. We will open the evening with a reception from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and follow that with our program in the Kogod Theater from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. We anticipate 300 people to join us for the evening, including many leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit community. $100

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Women Under Forty PAC: Mid-term Countdown Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at American Trucking Association Rooftop (430 First Street, SE). As we enter the homestretch leading to the 2018 mid-term election, we invite you to join us on September 25, 2018 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day and hear remarks from Anna Palmer about the historic number of women running for office in 2018. FREE

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2018 PDK Poll Event, 2-5pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 8th Floor Rotunda (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Join PDK International to celebrate 50 years of the PDK poll and to listen to a panel discussion about this year’s 50th annual PDK poll results. FREE

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Conference - The Future of Baltic Energy Security, 10am-3:30pm at University Club, Second Floor Conference Room (1135 Sixteenth Street, NW). The Jamestown Foundation cordially invites you to attend a conference on energy security in the wider Baltic region. The event will address the challenge to European security posed by Russia's Nord Stream Two natural gas pipeline project as well as discuss Northern Gate, an alternative energy transit corridor championed by Poland that will open up the region to Norwegian gas supplies and U.S. and international LNG shipments, blunting Gazprom's market monopoly position. FREE

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China General Chamber of Commerce DC 2018 Mid-Autumn Dinner, 6:30-10pm at Top of the Town Reception and Conference Facility (1400 14th Street North, Arlington, VA 22209). The China General Chamber of Commerce – Washington DC Chapter is hosting its 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner on Sep 25th (Lunar Calendar August 16th) in Arlington, VA. RSVP by email, FREE

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CCIA IP Networking Reception, 6-8pm at The Rooftop at CCIA's Offices (655 15th Street NW). Enjoy a rooftop view of downtown DC while you meet some of the founding members of the Digital Future Coalition and mingle with some of the Global Congress network of more than 800 scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world working at the intersection of intellectual property and the public interest. FREE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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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

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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+

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Discover Connecticut 2018, 5-7pm at Russell Senate Office Building- Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325) (2 Constitution Ave NE). The Connecticut State Society of Washington, D.C., joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Congressman Joe Courtney, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Congressman John Larson and Congressman Jim Himes and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. This event will feature over a dozen Connecticut-based businesses from the food, beverage, and tourism industries. Guests will be encouraged to sample the businesses’ wide variety of products and learn more about what our wonderful state has to offer. FREE

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At the Races: Roll Call's Election Preview Event, 5:30-7:30pm at THE STATE ROOM (201 D Street Northeast). Roll Call will take our audience deep inside the House and Senate elections through a live event offering the best combination of broad campaign coverage, detailed analysis and election handicapping. Our expert team and special guests – Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and Fox News' Ed Henry – will provide a preview of the most important races this November. FREE

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French Series - Disinformation & Democracies, 6-7:30pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). The threat posed by the manipulation of information has sparked growing awareness and concern in both Europe and the U.S. The manipulation of information can polarize debates, create or deepen tensions in society and undermine electoral systems. Such malign practices and actors harm our democracies by eroding trust in institutions and in the media, and eventually by hampering the ability of citizens to make informed decisions. Sometimes, though, attempts by a foreign entity to interfere in democratic processes fail, as was the case during the 2017 French presidential election. FREE

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Women's Congressional Staff Foundation Inaugural Awards Ceremony, 5:30-8:30pm at The McDermott Building (500 North Capitol Street NW). The Women’s Congressional Staff Foundation would like to invite you to attend our inaugural awards ceremony which will take place on Wednesday, September 26 at The McDermott Building. The event is being held in honor of the Women's Congressional Staff Association and the many women who have helped other women succeed on the Hill. FREE

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Blackout in Puerto Rico: A Conversation with the Film's Producers, 6-7:30pm at American University School of Communication, Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building 201) (4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW ). Join the Investigative Reporting Workshop for a discussion with the producers of this FRONTLINE and NPR investigation examining how the federal response, Wall Street and years of neglect have left Puerto Rico struggling to survive after 2017's Hurricane Maria. This program will be followed by a reception in the front lobby of the Doyle/Forman Theater. FREE

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#WeDC FEST, Sep 26-28 (Varies). WeDC Fest is a three-day conference for the innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and government leaders who make Washington, DC the nation's Capital of Inclusive Innovation. The event will feature unique programming and networking opportunities to showcase collaboration and innovation in the world’s most powerful global city. FREE

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Rumble in DC - Amazing Taste of Muay Thai, 6-10pm at The Wilson Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). For the first time ever, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is excited to announce Rumble in DC! In partnership with the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington DC, Qatar Airlines and various local vendors, this FREE event will bring a live tournament of Muay Thai, the traditional Thai art of self-defense, to the U.S. capital. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the sport, you’ll be sure to enjoy watching competitions between some of the best up-and-coming fighters. FREE

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2018 naisA Global Protégé Fair, 6-9pm at CBRE 9th Floor Conference Venue (750 9th Street Northwest. Suite 900). Our Protégé Fair is one of a kind to empower young Asian professionals while helping companies to recruit the top talent. The event will bring together over 150 high caliber professionals in the greater Washington DC community to engage the next generation of global leaders and provide career & networking opportunities. $50

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UWIB DC Presents: The Perfect Pitch - Finale (Angels or the Shark Tank?), 5-9pm at Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center (901 15th Street, NW). Come join UWIB at our next philanthropy event, where we'll help The Vinetta Project usher and facilitate the Final Round of their live business pitch competition, complete with a food and wine reception. Volunteers will have the opportunity to see the top three finalists from the previous rounds present their polished ideas to a panel of curated angel funders. At the end of the showcase, one lucky female founder will be awarded the $20,000 grand prize. FREE

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At the Races: Roll Call's Election Preview Event, 5:30-7:30pm (201 D Street Northeast). Roll Call will take our audience deep inside the House and Senate elections through a live event offering the best combination of broad campaign coverage, detailed analysis and election handicapping. Our expert team and special guests – Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and Fox News' Ed Henry – will provide a preview of the most important races this November. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served! FREE

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Winemaker Dinner with Isaac Fernandez, Grapes of Spain & Grand Cata Wine Shop, 6:30-9:30pm at Joselito Casa de Comidas (660 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast ). Guests will enjoy a Cava reception with welcome hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 - 7 p.m., followed by a five course menu prepared by Chef Sierra exclusively for this event. Each course will be paired with winemaker Isaac Fernandez's illustrious wines. Throughout the dinner, Isaac will explain the wines being served and discuss his philosophy on using indigenous grapes throughout Spain to produce some of the most high quality wines in the world. $99

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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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

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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

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American Unity Conference 2018, Sep 27-28 at InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf (801 Wharf Street Southwest). Panels include: Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Freedom, Judicial Outlook for SCOTUS, Transgender Military Service, International Human Rights, Financial Giving Strategies for 2018 and Beyond. $250

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Conversation With Congressman Pete Aguilar, 10-11am at Madison Hall, 1st Floor, James Madison Memorial Building (101 Independence St., SE). In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Representative Pete Aguilar will discuss issues facing Latinos today and his experience as a Latino member of Congress. Rep. Aguilar represents the 31st Congressional District of California, and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. A reception will follow. FREE

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OKTA Sales Mixer @ Our New DC Office!, 5:30-7:30pm (616 H St NW). Join us for a sales happy hour on Thursday, September 27th as we kick off the opening of our new OKTA DC office! Come see firsthand what life at Okta is all about! FREE

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The New Filipino Kitchen Book Launch, DC, 6:30-8pm at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café (1517 Connecticut Ave NW). Food tasting and book signing will follow the book discussion and excerpt readings. FREE

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September Networking at Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, 7-8:30pm at Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (1100 16th Street Northwest). Join us for an evening of cultural experience, business and networking with our members and guests. $35

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Baltimore Japan Art Festival 2018, Sep 27-29 at MICA – Brown Center (1301 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217). Baltimore Japan Art Festival (BJAF) is an annual event in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore, MD that showcases Japanese culture through art, film, music and food. The festival aims to provide a platform for Japanese artists and cultural-experts to expand American audiences' perceptions of Japan. FREE

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1745N Dupont Circle Grand Opening, 6-8pm (Sales Gallery located at 1416 P St NW). FREE

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Emerging Vision Scientists Reception and Recognition of AEVR’s 25th Anniversary, 5:30-7:30pm at Rayburn Building 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. The event, made possible by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, focuses on answering the question, “How will this research delay or prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050?” The reception also recognizes the 25th Anniversary of AEVR, the educational foundation serving as the privately funded “Friends of the National Eye Institute (NEI)” within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). FREE

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The Case Against Birthright Citizenship, 6-8pm (214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). The Constitution refers in several provisions to “citizen[s] of the United States,” but no express definition of that term appears in its text. Addressing this omission, the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees U.S. citizenship to “[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” Reception following at 7:00 p.m. FREE

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Big Debate: Does More Intellectual Property Help or Hurt Global Health, 6-8:30pm at Georgetown University Law Center (600 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Hart Auditorium). Today’s global intellectual property regime—a tangle of interlocking national, regional and global agreements—treats expanding exclusive ownership of technologies and literary and artistic works as vital to advancing creativity, economic development and medicines for today’s health needs. Is it working? 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! $32

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

SEP

28

Fri

Elena & los Fulanos, 7:30pm at Dupont Underground (1500 19th Street NW). Elena & los Fulanos inaugurate Washington Performing Art’s new partnership with Dupont Underground with a concert featuring their unique sound that melds Latin, folk, and rock. The band formed in Columbia Heights & Mt. Pleasant in 2011 and is composed of musicians with Mexican and Nicaraguan roots. $18

SEP

28

Fri

SWERV Weekend 2018 - Meet & Greet, 7-10pm at TBD. The three day weekend festivities will kick off with a special reception to bring the SWERV Magazine family together. This event is free and open to all. FREE

SEP

28

Fri

D.C Pizza Festival 2019, Sep 28-29 at TBD. With pizza vendors from all over the world attending our first event we are expecting to see large crowds and lots of PIZZA! FREE

SEP

28

Fri

Romanian Food Festival, Sep 28-30 at Saint Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church (9111 River Rd, Potomac MD 20854). Performances and food! $5 entry

SEP

28

Fri

2018 Davidson Fellows Reception, 7-9pm at Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian (4th Street & Independence Avenue). The 2018 Fellows will be recognized for their achievements at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian in an awards ceremony and reception on September 28, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Business or Cocktail Attire. FREE

SEP

28

Fri

BodySmith Gym + Studios' 20 Year Anniversary Party, 6:30-8:30pm at BodySmith Gym + Studios (1630 14th St NW). Please bring a friend or two and join us for a premium open bar, light snacks and a raffle as we proudly celebrate 20 years of health and fitness in the community! FREE

SEP

28

Fri

Winos Against Malaria, 6-11pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Join our local winemaker, Adam Drici, at City Winery's Wine Garden for a charity event that will allow you and your friends to taste some amazing wines, and at the same time know that your presence is doing something to help save a life! $25

Saturday, September 29, 2018

SEP

29

Sat

Best in Shaw: Dog Show 2018, 10am-3pm at Shiloh Baptist Church Parking Lot (9th and P Street, NW). We have a great line up of Judges from the Shaw community to determine category and overall show winners! In addition to the great dog show, a number of local companies will be at the event to tantalize you with their offerings and support the show. $8+

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

SEP

29

Sat

Floating Islands Show Open and Ikebana Demo & Talk, 6-8pm at District Clay Center & Gallery (2414 Douglas Street Northeast). This special event will include an ikebana demo and artist talk by Valerie Eccleston plus Ikebana arrangements by three artists. Valerie will demo a simple ikebana arrangement that you can do at home. FREE

SEP

29

Sat

Express, Impress, Progress, 2-6pm (1429 Iris Street Northwest). Opening Receptions to Meet the Artists, With a special live painting and jazz performance with Khaild Thompson and Jamal R. Moore and a Ceramic demonstration with Chris Malone on Sept 29! FREE

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

SEP

30

Sun

Embassy of Lithuania - Dual Concerts, 3-6pm at Embassy of Lithuania (2622 16th Street Northwest). We kindly invite you to the AMBASSADE OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, Washington, DC - a two-part concert "The Century Trail". During the evening, we will serve wine and snacks. $35

SEP

30

Sun

Arcadia Fall Harvest Dinner 2018, 4-7:30pm at Arcadia at Woodlawn-Pope Leighey (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). This special night features four courses with ingredients harvested from our farm, beer and wine pairings, plus a cocktail reception and dessert, on the grounds of Woodlawn mansion, the home of Arcadia Farm. This event honors the military veterans training to become farmers with the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. The chefs volunteer their time, talents and food; and dinner is served entirely by Arcadia volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Veteran Farmer Program. $180

October 2018

Monday, October 1, 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+

OCT

1

Mon

Smart Cities Week Kick Off Reception, 5-7pm at 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). Join us as we (unofficially) kick off Smart Cities Week – which returns to Washington, D.C. October 2-4. This event will feature speakers who will share not only “what’s next” on the road to more livable, workable and sustainable smart cities – but also how to get there. FREE

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

OCT

3

Wed

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

OCT

3

Wed

What Can the Developing Brain Teach Us About Alzheimer's Disease?, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). Adult brain connections are precise, but such precision emerges during critical developmental periods when synapses—the delicate contacts between neurons that relay and store information—are either pruned or grow as part of a learning driven process. Understanding the molecules and mechanisms of this synapse pruning may lead to treatments for developmental disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. FREE

Thursday, October 4, 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

OCT

4

Thu

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

OCT

4

Thu

JOSE GURVICH ARTWORKS EXHIBITION, 7-9pm at Embassy of Uruguay (1913 I Street Northwest). The Uruguayan Embassy in Washington DC is presenting the first solo show of Jose Gurvich in its Art Space in Downtown Washington. Jose Gurvich, one of the most well known of Uruguayan artists, was born in a small village in Lithuania on January 5th 1927 to a humble Jewish family. FREE

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

OCT

5

Fri

Motley Fool Workplace Foolosophy Tour, 9:30-11am at Motley Fool Intergalactic Headquarters (2000 Duke St, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314). You’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s unique company culture and want to bring our special sauce back to your organization Consider attending a First Friday Workplace Foolosophy Tour! Hosted on the first Friday of every month from 9:30am – 11:00am, this regularly scheduled experience includes an interactive tour of FoolHQ followed by a 30-minute Q&A with People Team Fools. FREE

OCT

5

Fri

SerbFest DC, Oct 5-7 at TBD FREE

OCT

5

Fri

RBG -- Opening night film and reception for the series: "Films Across Borders: Stories of Women", 6-8:45pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater). The special opening night event will include a pre-screening reception and post-screening discussion with panelists Robert Barnes, Supreme Court Washington Post Reporter, and Julie Cohen, RBG co-director; moderated by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director, AU Women & Politics Institute. Audience Q&A is encouraged. 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

OCT

7

Sun

Beyond the Studio Workshop: Kokedama Making with Lily Cox, 1-3pm at American Art Museum (3rd Floor | Luce Foundation Center). oin artist and founder of A Strange Flower DC, Lily Cox, for an afternoon of kokedama making! A kokedama is a ball of soil and moss that contains the roots of a living plant. They can be fashioned to hang like ornaments or displayed to sit on their own - no vase or planter necessary! $12

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

OCT

9

Tue

SCREENING: When the Cat's Away by Cédric Klapisch, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). This film is the ideal opportunity to observe the transition from a “typical” Parisian borough to a young and trendy district. As Chloé meanders in her neighborhood looking for Gris-Gris, she meets several of its inhabitants, be they newcomers or long established. This is the story of one of Paris villages with its own unique atmosphere and outlook, something which is typical of Cédric Klapisch’s movies. 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

Thursday, October 11, 2018

OCT

11

Thu

Smithsonian Folklife Presents Rio Mira, 7-10pm at Tropicalia Lounge (2001 14th Street Northwest). In 2019, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival takes as it animating theme “the social power of music.” Musicians, dancers, instrument makers, and other cultural practitioners will engage visitors through daily workshops, master classes, panel discussions, and performances. $20

OCT

11

Thu

New directions: Italian Contemporary Art in the United States, 6-8pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street NW ). On the occasion of the International Day of Italian Contemporary Art, promoted by AMACI, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC will host a conversation on new trends in Italian Art featuring curator Ilaria Bernardi and artist Massimo Bartolini, with Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, founders of Magazzino Italian Art, the new warehouse art space in the Hudson Valley dedicated to Post-war and Contemporary Italian Art. FREE

OCT

11

Thu

8th Annual Jamestown China Defense and Security Conference, 9am-4:30pm at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Conference Room (1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce its Eighth Annual China Defense and Security Conference, to be held Thursday, October 11th. In the past year, the landscape of China-US relations has changed dramatically. The security challenges posed by the influence of a resurgent China are more numerous, and more far-reaching, than ever. $45

Friday, October 12, 2018

OCT

12

Fri

Lecture & Recital: Czech Composers' Influence on Universal Music, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). Heralded as one of the most sought after bel canto baritones of the new generation, Javier Arrey presents his favorite Antonín Dvořák songs in an evening of Czech music at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on October 12, 2018, at 6 pm. FREE

Saturday, October 13, 2018

OCT

13

Sat

H Street Festival, at H StreetRescheduled from September FREE

OCT

13

Sat

UPCOE Roadshow DC/MD/VA Search for the 1st UP Unicorn, 1-4:30pm at Philippine Embassy Chancery (1600 Massachusetts Avenue). The University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Washington DC/MD/VA Chapter ( UPAA DCMDVA) is excited to invite all alumni and friends of UP for this roadshow event to meet with and greet the UP College of Engineering (UPCOE) Dean, Dr. Rizalinda de Leon and UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc.(UPERDFI) President, Engr. Chato Calderon. FREE

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

Sunday, October 15, 2018

OCT

15

Mon

Ferrante Fever, a documentary by Giacomo Durzi, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring movie director Giacomo Durzi and Ann Goldstein, the American translator of Ferrante’s novels, moderated by Laura Benedetti, professor of Italian at Georgetown University. FREE

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

OCT

16

Tue

Harvard Business Review Women's Discussions, TBD at TBD ?

OCT

16

Tue

Ambassador Insider Series — Peru, 6-9pm at Embassy of Peru (1700 Massachusetts Ave NW). On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Ambassador Pareja will address these challenges and more during our Ambassador Insider Series event, to take place at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. The event will be moderated by Larry Luxner, news editor of The Washington Diplomat. $45 or free for hill staff

OCT

16

Tue

Canada's Quantum Valley: An Integrated Pathway to the High-Tech Future, 10am-6:30pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 400). Mike Lazaridis, co-founder of Blackberry, leading IT visionary, and mastermind of Canada’s Quantum Valley, will provide keynote remarks for the conference. 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

OCT

17

Wed

Staying Successful and Giving Back, 5:30-7:30pm at British Embassy Washington Rotunda (3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW). This is the third program in a series of events dedicated to career advice. Following previous sessions about developing your personal brand and making strides in your career, a group of five panelists will be sharing their experiences in how to stay successful and give back. Lite fare will be provided. $20+

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

OCT

18

Thu

24th Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture: From Wire Recorder to Database–Testimony Technologies and the Digitization of the Holocaust, 7-9pm at US Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW). In this lecture, DR. TODD PRESNER will focus on the technological history of Holocaust testimony from its earliest collection on a wire recorder by David Boder in 1946 through today. He will pay special attention to the issues of media forms, interfaces, information systems, and taxonomies, as well as the ethical issues that surround the collection and use of Holocaust testimony. FREE

OCT

18

Thu

Roll Call's Fall Grad Fair, 5:30-7:30pm at 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). Join Roll Call Live's Graduate School Fair on October 18, 2018, to learn more about the benefits of a graduate degree on or off Capitol Hill! Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served! FREE

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

OCT

19

Fri

Frontaliers Disaster: An Evening of Swiss-Italian Comedy and Conversation, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Switzerland (2900 Cathedral Avenue Northwest). Video in Italian with English subtitles. The event will be followed by a reception featuring Swiss and Italian delicacies. FREE

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

OCT

23

Tue

SCREENING: Hôtel du Nord by Marcel Carné, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). This adaptation of Eugene Dabit’s novel L’Hôtel du Nord is considered a great depiction of the French interwar years, featuring well-known actors and actresses of the time, such as Arletty, playing a strong and confident prostitute, and Louis Jouvet who was featured in numerous other Marcel Carné movies. While the film is considered a drama, it still contains hints of humor due to its exceptional dialogue. Some of the lines from Hôtel du Nord have become shining references in the French cinematic world. Still young when the film was shot, Marcel Carné was already acclaimed by most critics for his two masterpieces of 1938: Hôtel du Nord and Port of Shadows. FREE

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

OCT

24

Wed

9th Annual Buckley Awards, 6-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). Join America’s Future Foundation and the nation’s leading freedom-minded young professionals as we celebrate the 9th Annual Buckley Award recipients and their work to limit government and increase liberty across the United States. Meet and mingle with the this year’s winners, the esteemed selection committee, and other inspiring leaders from across the free market movement at this must attend event. 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

OCT

25

Thu

Global Sounds on the Hill: Kurbasy, 7-9pm at Hill Center DC (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE ). Lviv, the eons-old Carpathian hub, holds Ukraine’s cultural core. Around this nucleus, spheres of tradition and innovation spin, collide and reform. The idea of culture as a cosmic living organism is central to Kurbasy, whose folk-based multimedia performances vibrate in tight vocal harmonies, resonant lyrics, culturally unique instruments, and phantasmagoric visual imagery. $15

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

OCT

26

Fri

Zombie Prom, 7-10pm at Rockwood Manor (11001 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854). Rock your brains out at this happy hour event at Rockwood Manor! Come dressed as the walking dead and enter our costume contest, enjoy the photo booth, and dance to the perfect prom music. Event attendees must be 21+. *Ticket includes two drink tickets and appetizers. Bar only accepts tickets, no cash sales of any kind. $32

OCT

26

Fri

XI Annual Charity Argentine Wine Tasting, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Ave NW). We are proud to announce the 11th edition of our most important event of the year and one of DC’s most popular wine tasting events. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with our fundraising efforts while enjoying Argentina’s best wines, including award-winning traditional Malbecs, fruity Torrontes, hearty Cabernet Sauvignons, and more, paired with delicious Argentine food. $50

Sunday, October 28, 2018

OCT

28

Sun

Profs & Pints: Tales from Netherworlds, 0.75 at Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St NW). Profs and Pints presents: Tales from Netherworlds, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. The traditional Celtic celebration of Samhainnow known as Halloweenmarked the opening of a door between our world and the world of deities and the dead. In honor of that days approach, Philippa Rappoport returns to the Profs and Pints stage to tell Slavic folktales about journeys to a strange netherworld beneath us. $12

Monday, October 29, 2018

OCT

29

Mon

Austria: The First Victim?, 8am-1pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). In memory of the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss in March and the November pogroms (aka “Night of broken glass”) and on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Austrian law on art restitution, Secretary General of the Austrian National Fund Hannah Lessing’s address will draw a wide spectrum ranging from historic facts and the ongoing official commemorative events in Austria this year to the measures Austria has taken to address the dark past of the Nazi period. FREE

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

OCT

31

Wed

French Embassy Halloween Dance Soiree with French Wine, Parisian Desserts, 7-10:30pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Join us on your own or with friends, to celebrate Halloween at the French Embassy with an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing! Even if you've never danced before, let us show you how to dance the Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Salsa followed by an evening of dancing in the French Embassy ballroom as you meet ICDC members and make new friends. $25+

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.

NOV

1

Thu

The MusicianShip Gala 2018, 7-11pm at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Join The MusicianShip and music-loving professionals from around the D.C. Metropolitan area at our Annual Gala to celebrate another year of changing lives with music. Hosted by The French Embassy, this year’s gala promises to be a uniquely sophisticated end-of-the-year celebration! This elegant affair will feature a 5-star dinner, wine & open bar service, live music, dancing, a silent auction, and special guest performers—including students of The MusicianShip!
$85+

NOV

1

Thu

Luce Unplugged: Jenna Camille, 5:30-7pm at American Art Museum (Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor). Explore some of the three thousand artworks in SAAM’s Luce Center while listening to up-and-coming local bands. Producer, songwriter, vocalist, pianist, drummer, and writer, Jenna Camille, blends electronic, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, and hip-hop elements. FREE

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

NOV

2

Fri

Motley Fool Workplace Foolosophy Tour, 9:30-11am at Motley Fool Intergalactic Headquarters (2000 Duke St, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314). You’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s unique company culture and want to bring our special sauce back to your organization Consider attending a First Friday Workplace Foolosophy Tour! Hosted on the first Friday of every month from 9:30am – 11:00am, this regularly scheduled experience includes an interactive tour of FoolHQ followed by a 30-minute Q&A with People Team Fools. 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

NOV

3

Sat

BYT Presents: Kenda Confidential @ Death Becomes Us: A True Come Festival, 12:45pm at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University (730 21st St NW). Join everyone’s favorite retired homicide detective, Lt. Joe Kenda, as he jumps on the other side of the interrogation table to discuss in intimate detail his two decades on the force. During his tenure, Kenda and his team solved 356 of his 387 homicide cases, and in the hit Investigation Discovery series “Homicide Hunter,” Kenda reveals chilling memories of murders that still haunt him. $30

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

NOV

8

Thu

Nest DC and Roost DC host the 3rd Annual Casino Night: Let's Roll! To Support La Clínica del Pueblo, 6:30-11pm at Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th Street Northwest). Think Prizes - Games - Cocktails and Food! Our promise to you? No awkward mingling. Instead, we'll be in full gaming mode with tables and pro-dealers throughout the space. "Fold" in yummy eats, strong drinks and an epic raffle. This is a MUST attend event! $50

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

NOV

10

Sat

2018 YPFP Affairs of State Gala and Fundraiser, 8pm at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW ). This year’s Affairs of State gala and fundraiser is part of a broader campaign to bring diverse topics, people, and places to the foreign policy ecosystem. Our programs will challenge the traditional constructs of foreign policy and transcend the hyper-polarized political environment to preserve a space for civil discourse while focusing on what matters most – building a generation of skilled leaders who are best-equipped and best-networked to tackle the most profound issues of our time. $89

Sunday, November 11, 2018

NOV

11

Sun

First ღvino Forum of America - Day 1 Saperavi festival at The Embassy of Georgia, 5-8pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R St NW). Day 1 Saperavi festival. FREE

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!🇺🇸

NOV

12

Mon

First ღvino Forum of America - Wine Tasting - The Embassy of Georgia, 1-4pm at Supra Restaurant (1205 11th Street Northwest). WINE TASTING FOR WINE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES, WINE WRITERS, CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS FREE

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

NOV

13

Tue

First ღvino Forum of America - Geography, History, Economics and Politics of Wine in Georgia and Beyond, 9am-5pm at Center for Strategic & International Studies (1616 Rhode Island Ave NW). The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has documented comprehensive archeological evidence of Georgia as the birthplace of grape wine and viniculture, dating to c.a. 6,000 BC (see PNAS article from November 13, 2017.) Our conference will discuss the evolution of winemaking in the geographic, political, and economic contexts of Georgia, the Caucasus, and the Middle East. A wine tasting at the end of the conference will feature the best wines of Georgia, emphasizing the special place that Georgia deserves in the modern global wine arena. 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

NOV

14

Wed

"Georgian Feast" Dinner at The Fourth Estate Restaurant, 6:30-9:30pm at The Fourth Estate Restaurant at The National Press Club (529 14th St NW 13th Floor). Darra Goldstein, “The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia” - A 5-course Georgian meal with wine pairing. These Press Club dinners are not to be missed! $95

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+

NOV

15

Thu

A conversation with Penn alum/Columbia Professor Michael Nutter, former Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, 6-8:30pm at Whittemore House (1526 New Hampshire Ave NW). Join Penn Club of DC and ColumbiaDC, as Mayor/Professor Nutter discusses his run for mayor when he formed a coalition from a base of support that set the stage for a successful term. Nutter's anecdotes, advice, and insights will be sure to inspire anyone with a desire to understand municipal government and with the will to positively change the lives of the people. $25

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

NOV

29

Thu

Campaigns & Marketing Summit, 8am-5pm at FHI 360 Conference Center (1825 Connecticut Ave NW). Campaigns & Marketing Summit brings together brand marketers, PR and advocacy professionals, and political campaign strategists to explore the latest tactics, strategies, tools and platforms in their respective fields. This unique fusion in both speakers and attendees produces fresh insights and empowers attendees to push the boundaries of what’s possible in their own fields. One thing you’re guaranteed to take away from CAM Summit: actionable strategies and tactics that set you apart from peers. $350

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

DEC

6

Thu

The DC Moth StorySLAM, 6:30pm at The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St SE). Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. $10

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

DEC

7

Fri

Motley Fool Workplace Foolosophy Tour, 9:30-11am at Motley Fool Intergalactic Headquarters (2000 Duke St, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314). You’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s unique company culture and want to bring our special sauce back to your organization Consider attending a First Friday Workplace Foolosophy Tour! Hosted on the first Friday of every month from 9:30am – 11:00am, this regularly scheduled experience includes an interactive tour of FoolHQ followed by a 30-minute Q&A with People Team Fools. FREE

Monday, December 10, 2018

DEC

10

Mon

LTD presents I Hate the Holidays, 8pm at Bistro Bistro (1727 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). It's that time of week again for La-Ti-Do: WINNER of the DC Metro Theater Arts Special Award and named BroadwayWorld.com's Best DC Cabaret. $15

Friday, December 14, 2018

DEC

14

Fri

Drink the District: Wine Winter Edition, 6-9pm at La Maison Française at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). The winter edition of the Drink the District Wine Festival is "Holiday Themed", with a wide varity of wines to choose from. While you're tasting your way through the festival or nibbling on cheese, you can get some shopping done, too. Why not travel to France in the Winter? $60+

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

DEC

15

Sat

Drink the District: Wine Winter Edition, Varies at La Maison Française at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). The winter edition of the Drink the District Wine Festival is "Holiday Themed", with a wide varity of wines to choose from. While you're tasting your way through the festival or nibbling on cheese, you can get some shopping done, too. Why not travel to France in the Winter? $60+

Sunday, December 16, 2018

DEC

16

Sun

Jane Austen Birthday Tea, 1-3pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q St NW). Guests will graciously enjoy High Tea, Jane Austen Trivia, Games, Cake, Gifts and the presence of their host Mrs. Bennett $35

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 31, 2018

🎊HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!🎊
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