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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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20

Tue

Drupal NoVA Meetup: Drupal 8 Module Roundtable, 7-9pm at Bixal (3050 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 420 · Fairfax, VA). This is an opportunity for everyone to share your favorite "go-to" or super cool Drupal 8 module and also ask other NoVA meetup participants any questions you might have. Appetizers, beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be served! FREE

NOV

20

Tue

DC: November WordPress Meetup, 6:30-8:30pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). You’ve built the website, you’re managing the website… and then the website breaks. Now what? We’ll cover basic anatomy of a WordPress site, common types of errors and how to troubleshoot them, how to call the cavalry, and how to keep it from happening again. FREE

Thursday, November 22, 2018

🍗HAPPY THANKSGIVING!🍗

Saturday, November 24, 2018

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24

Sat

5th Annual DC Brau Holiday Market, 1-6pm at DC Brau (3178 Bladensburg Road Northeast #B). DC Brau's 5th annual Holiday Market, presented in partnership with Think Local First DC, returns on Small Business Saturday, November 24th! We’ll be transforming the brewery into a crafters marketplace for one day only — perfect for visitors to start (and finish) their holiday shopping with unique wares from more than 40 local artists & artisans in a unique indoor setting. FREE

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NOV

25

Sun

Discussion and close listening of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, Op. 66, 2-5:30pm at World Bank (1818 H St NW). On November 14, 1940, St. Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry, England, was leveled by German forces during World War II. Twenty-two years later on May 30, 1962, noted composer Benjamin Britten premiered his epic War Requiem as a tribute to the destructive consequence of war and the restorative power of faith. Written to commemorate the rebuilding of the Coventry Cathedral, the War Requiem combines the Latin Requiem text with poems by World War I poet Wilfred Owen (who died one week before the Armistice in 1918) to deliver some of the most profound and affecting messages about the futility of war ever contained in a musical work. It features two orchestras, two choruses, and a host of spectacular soloists. FREE

Monday, November 26, 2018

NOV

26

Mon

A Century After the 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why Are We Still Concerned Today?, 2-7pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest). Please join us for a momentous occasion reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the influenza pandemic of 1918. A panel discussion entitled “A Century After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic—Why Are We Still Concerned Today?” cohosted by the National Academy of Medicine, with the Forum on Microbial Threats, will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, with an exhibit highlighting infectious disease outbreaks and a cocktail reception to follow. FREE

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NOV

27

Tue

Embassy Row Lecture Series: Archaeological Expedition to Sinop, Turkey, 6:30-8pm at Washington Turkish House (1526 18th Street Northwest). Dr. Doonan has been teaching at California State University Northridge since 2003 following a decade of teaching and research at Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey), the University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years Dr. Doonan has participated in and directed archaeological excavations in Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Greece, Israel, and Mallorca. FREE

NOV

27

Tue

SCREENING: All About Actresses by MaĂŻwenn, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). As part of the international film series "Films Across Borders: Stories of Women", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of All about Actresses. FREE

NOV

27

Tue

Ambassador of Estonia Event: Baltic Security Under Russian Expansion, 12-1pm at Johns Hopkins SAIS - Nitze Building (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Room 226). The Ambassador of Estonia and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Estonian Embassy in Washington, D.C. will join us for a conversation relating to their perspective of the Baltic security and diplomacy mission of the US and what the future may hold in light of Russian expansion. Lunch will be provided. FREE

NOV

27

Tue

Project Night, 6:30-9pm at Social Tables (1325 G Street, NW, 3rd Floor). Join us at Social Tables to contribute to a project, start your own, or just hang out with some civic-minded folks. Everyone is welcome regardless of their tech knowledge. Laptops are recommended, but not required. FREE

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NOV

28

Wed

DC Homebuyer Seminar, 7-8pm at Keller Williams (1918 18th St NW ). The District's best first time home buyer seminar! Learn about the home buying process, how to qualify & what loans are available, qualifying for DC Open Doors and other programs, and reduced down payment and closed cost opportunities. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Chiefs of Staff Award Reception, 6-8pm at CHCI Alumni Association (1128 16th St NW). CHCI Alumni Association is proud to host the 2018 Chiefs of Staff Reception, taking place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, in Washington, DC. This year, we look forward to recognizing two outstanding Congressional Chiefs of Staff for their leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion on Capitol Hill. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Concert | Mitra Kotte, 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is delighted to present a concert by the young Austrian pianist Mitra Kotte, who will perform at the ACF Washington on November 28. Her program will be a potpourri of classical and romantic pieces as well as contemporary compositions. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Indivisibili by Edoardo De Angelis, 6-8:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Dasy and Viola are Siamese twin sisters on the verge of turning 18, living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and thanks to their performances at weddings, communions and baptisms, they get the livelihood for the whole family. Kept isolated from the rest of the world by their own father, who just exploits them in order to make money, their life turns upside-down when one of them falls in love for the first time and they discover that they can be separated. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Women In Politics Roundtable, 10am-12pm at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room (1779 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). A record number of women ran for US office in 2018. What implications does this trend have for future female participation in politics, both here in the United States and around the globe? Join Women in International Security and the Embassy of Liechtenstein on the morning of Wednesday, November 28th for a roundtable discussion on female political participation. With a panel of expert scholars, we will explore both the obstacles and opportunities shaping the electoral landscape for women and consider what role political parties, states, and civil society can play in opening up the field to female candidates. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Climate Change: the new IPCC Report on 1.5°C and Climate Negotiations, 5-7pm at Rome Building (1619 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Room 806). In the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations agreed to hold the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degree C above pre-industrial levels. The IPCC was asked to study the implications of these temperature limits, as well as the actions that would be needed to meet them. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

NCN Annual Conference and Advocacy Day, Nov 28-29 at Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol (550 C Street Southwest). The NCN 2018 Annual Conference and Advocacy Day. NCN will also host a brown bag lunch with the Congressional Native Caucus, Congressional visits, reception and award ceremony, NCN board of directors election (members in attendance only), and a fun evening of Capital Hill Karaoke during the two-day event. All CDFIs, Native and non-Native, certified and emerging, members and non-members are invited to attend, as well as any other community development and funding organizations. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Just American Wars: Ethical Dilemmas in U.S. Military History, 6-8pm at The Institute on Religion & Democracy (1023 15th Street Northwest, Suite 601). The Institute on Religion & Democracy invites you to enjoy an evening reception with Eric Patterson, Ph.D. for the launch of his highly-anticipated book Just American Wars: Ethical Dilemmas in U.S. Military History, examining the moral choices faced by U.S. political and military leaders in deciding when and how to employ force, from the American Revolution to the present day. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

“Getting ready for the future workforce”, 5:30-8pm at Mindspace K Street (1301 K St NW). An exclusive event, especially for D.C.'s HR and Executive leaders. This special evening covers valuable and pertinent content related to the Future Workforce. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Adopting Emerging Tech in Government, 6-8:30pm at 1776 D.C. (1133 15th St NW). Hear from innovators at the leading edge of emerging tech in government at the next Microsoft Azure Government DC meetup, How Government is Adopting Emerging Tech, on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at 1776 in Washington, DC. Join us gain insight from our speakers who will share how agencies are approaching strategy, challenges, use cases and workforce readiness as they leverage emerging tech to innovate for their mission. FREE

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

NOV

29

Thu

Embassy Series: Nepal, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Nepal, Ambassador's Residence (2911 University Terrace NW ). Join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC as His Excellency Dr. Arjun Kumar Karki, Ambassador of Nepal to the United States, opens his Residence to Council guests, and discusses the present changes in the country and its ties to the United States. $20+

NOV

29

Thu

2018 SID-Washington Annual Dinner Individual Registration, 5-9pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join your fellow global development organizations, colleagues, and friends to celebrate this past year in international development. More than 700 international development professionals will gather to network and celebrate. Attendees will include international development professionals from NGOs, the private sector, government agencies, universities, think tanks, consulting firms, and other organizations working in all sectors of development. The evening will include a networking reception, dinner, and remarks about and by our soon-to-be-announced honoree. $125+

NOV

29

Thu

2018 Luminary Awards in GI Cancers, 6-9pm at Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave NW). Please join us in celebrating those renowned clinicians, researchers, patients and advocates who have devoted their time, talents, and resources to improving care for patients and families who are affected by GI cancers. $50

NOV

29

Thu

UXO/Demining Caucus Kick-Off Event, 5-7pm at Cannon House Office Building, Room TBD (27 Independence Ave SE). On behalf of the Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus, we are pleased to invite you to the Caucus Kick-Off Reception and Exhibition. This event will be held on Thursday November 29 from 5-7 pm in Cannon TBD. The event will feature opening remarks from the Caucus co-chairs, remarks by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs Mark Swayne, Director of State Department’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA) Stanley L. Brown, and a hands-on display of demining equipment and inert ordnance. Drinks and food will be provided in accordance with Congressional Ethics Rules. FREE

NOV

29

Thu

Innovative Lives: The Pioneers of Spacewar!, 6:45-9pm at Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Avenue Northwest). Join the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation for a special evening at the National Museum of American History featuring the inventors of the world’s first distributed videogame FREE

NOV

29

Thu

9 Ways Federal Agencies Are Getting Better Results, 2-4:30pm at Georgetown University, Old North Building, Room 205 (37th and O Streets, N.W.). On November 29th, Results for America and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University will celebrate the most recent evidence-based policymaking achievements of nine agencies featured in the 2018 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence. These federal agencies control over $220 billion of public dollars that are distributed annually, influencing large segments of the American population. FREE

NOV

29

Thu

Resolved: America Needs More Immigrants, A Podius Debate, 6:45-9:45pm at Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st NW). In our current political climate, the issue of immigration has emerged as perhaps the single most salient political issue in the West. It poses questions that are central to the American experience: What does it mean to be an American? How can we best promote the rule of law, while maintaining our tradition as a nation of immigrants? Is immigration strengthening or weakening our country? FREE

Friday, November 30, 2018

NOV

30

Fri

Cyber Embassy Night at The Institute of World Politics, 7-10pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th St NW). On behalf of IWP President and Founder Dr. John Lenczowski and The IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative Program, you are cordially invited to join us for our second Cyber Embassy Night. With a discussion lead by Dr. Tobias Feakin, Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and a networking reception to follow. FREE

NOV

30

Fri

Drupal Global Training Day - Let's Talk Communications, 11:30am-4pm at U.S. Diplomacy Center (330 21st Street Northwest). Join us for the latest drupal4Gov Half day. This time, we will be hosted by the Department of State in the brand new Diplomacy Center. FREE

NOV

30

Fri

The Journey Within' Exhibition Opening, 6-8pm at Latela Art Gallery (716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #27). Join us for the public opening of our next art exhibtion: The Journey Within! The Journey Within. December 1-22, 2018 at Latela Art Gallery (716 Monroe Street NE Studio #27 Washington DC 20017, 202-340-3280). A public reception will be held on November 30, 2018 6-8pm. FREE

December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

DEC

1

Sat

13th Annual MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, Dec 1-2 at Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Join us for the 13th annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate foodie outing returns. Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts. Enjoy cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs. Sample from over 50 local restaurants in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. $20+

DEC

1

Sat

Georgetown Glow: Light Art Festival - Opening Night (FREE), 5-10pm at Georgetown Waterfront Park (3303 Water Street Northwest). Experience the sparkle of the season at Georgetown GLOW, the region's only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations. Set against the historic backdrop of DC's oldest neighborhood, it's a whole new way to shine. Stay tuned for an announcement of the artists and their projects, as well as additional programming and tours, coming soon! FREE

DEC

1

Sat

2018 Swedish Holiday Market, 11am-6pm at House of Sweden (2900 K St NW Ste 100). Talented artisans and vendors offer everything from gifts, crafts, textiles, books, Kosta Boda and Orrefors glassware. Enjoy Swedish Glögg, Swedish Pepparkaka, and Swedish Cinnamon bun. Silent Auction with great gifts. Children's activities including picture with Santa! The event ends with the traditional caroling by our Swedish St Lucia Procession FREE, or $4 with FIKA & cut the line

DEC

1

Sat

District Bridges Annual Gala, 6-10pm at All Souls Church Unitarian (1500 Harvard St NW). Do you love your neighborhood? YEAH, YOU DO!!! Join us for a night to celebrate the great neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Plains, Park View, and Petworth! Grab your friends, dress to impress, and get ready for one hella fun party! Proceeds from the event support the continued work of District Bridges. $65+

DEC

1

Sat

Indonesian Wayang Tsunami Fundraiser, 6:30-9:30pm at Residence of the Ambassador of Indonesia (2700 Tilden St NW). On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in Sulawesi (Indonesia), followed by a tsunami, with waves up to 20 feet high. It is estimated to have killed more than 2,000 people, displaced 80,000, and destroyed nearly 70,000 houses, schools and hospitals. Entire villages have been decimated (UNHCR). In Washington DC, two non-profits — ILUNI-USA Chapter and Indonesia Relief USA — are working together to help with this massive recovery effort, with the support of the Embassy of Indonesia. $25

DEC

1

Sat

Closing Reception, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Join us for the Closing Reception of Gordon Binder's exhibit, Urban Uprising, on Saturday, December 1, 4-6pm! This is a fantastic opportunity to see the end of a great show! FREE

DEC

1

Sat

Data Driven Insights Conference: Big Data. Big Changes., 10am-5pm at Duquès Hall (2201 G Street Northwest). Join GW DATA on December 1st for the fourth annual Data Driven Insights Conference. Learn about how you can sharpen your data skills and the applications of big data across a wide range of industries from technology, government, consulting, finance, sports and more! FREE

DEC

1

Sat

7th Annual Krampuslauf DC 2018, 5-11pm at Gallery O on H (1354 H Street Northeast ). Grab your tickets for the hottest winter Holiday event! Leave your ugly holiday sweaters at home and enjoy a different kind of holiday celebration while raising funds for the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) 501(c)(3) in an evening of merriment for the whole family. While in the spirit of the European Krampuslauf tradition, this is a light-hearted event where naughty and nice converge for an evening of performance, dance, children’s activities, procession on H Street, and, of course, a visit with Santa and Krampus! $15

DEC

1

Sat

Winter Holiday Party!, 9pm+ at Eden Lounge DC (1716 I Street Northwest). Break out the ugly holiday sweaters, Santa hats and outfits, elf attire, reindeer antlers, and / or any other winter holiday garments and costumes. It’s time for a winter holiday party! I’ve made special arrangements with Eden for a night of holiday dancing, music, drinks, and fun! $1

Sunday, December 2, 2018

đź•ŽHAPPY CHANUKAH!đź•Ž
Today is the start of Chanukah, a Jewish holiday to commemorate the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

DEC

2

Sun

2018 Holiday Party, 2-5pm at Potomac Boat Club (3530 Water Street Northwest). PBC Members and guests: you are cordially invited to the annual PBC Holiday Party, co-hosted by the High Performance Program and the Social Committee. Bring the kids for family fun complete with drinks, snacks, crafts, and a visit by Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for donation to Toys-For-Tots for extra candy in your stocking this year! FREE

DEC

2

Sun

13th Annual MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, Dec 1-2 at Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Join us for the 13th annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate foodie outing returns. Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts. Enjoy cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs. Sample from over 50 local restaurants in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. $20+

DEC

2

Sun

Lasha Glonti "My Way", 6-9pm at Georgian Embassy (1824 R Street Northwest). Georgian song concert "My Way" featureing Lasha Glonti. Renowned singer Lasha Glonti will perform at a meeting with Georgian immigrants at the Georgian Embassy in Washington, D.C. $40

DEC

2

Sun

Holiday Soiree and Silent Auction, 5:30-9pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Get your holiday off to a joyous start at a Haitian Holiday Soiree and Auction! Join members of The Guild of the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) as we enjoy a “lively party” feasting on Haitian cuisine, enjoying Haitian art, music and dancing, fellowshipping with diplomats, after being welcomed and greeted by the Haitian Ambassador. Immerse in and sample the country’s rich culture and history. $85

Monday, December 3, 2018

DEC

3

Mon

Security, Political, and Economic Pillars of US-Geo Partnership, 6-8pm at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Security, Political, and Economic Pillars of the US-Georgian Partnership: Conversation with Ambassador David Bakradze and Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli. Since Georgia regained its independence in 1991, the U.S.–Georgian relationship has focused on a wide range of issues including democratization, economic reforms, security cooperation, as well as trade and investment opportunities. Today, Georgia continues to pursue a path of closer relations with the United States and its Euroatlantic aspiration remains at the forefront of the country’s foreign policy. FREE

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

DEC

4

Tue

SCREENING: Speak Up by Stéphane de Freitas and Ladj Ly, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). In French with English subtitles. Every year, hundreds of students from all over the department of Seine Saint-Denis face off in Eloquentia, a contest to crown the best orator in this wildly diverse, sprawling suburb of Paris. Speak Up (A voix haute : La force de la parole) follows a group of college students preparing for Eloquentia through an intensive six weeks of workshops in classical rhetoric, acting, slam poetry, and breathing techniques, then into the tournament itself. FREE

DEC

4

Tue

DC API User Group - December Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). Yes, it is snowing outside. Yes, it is cold. But do you know what warms the heart and soul? APIs! So come together for some cheer and collaboration in the new year as we learn about new API programs and hear how others are managing this new and important technology shift. Come for the good company, stay for the pizza and drink! 🙂 One important note is that there are new steps for entering the building after hours. FREE

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

DEC

5

Wed

Concert | Die Wandervögel, 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3524 International Ct NW). Die Wandervögel is a one-of-a-kind musical quartet of versatile instrumental and vocal performers, rekindling old, nearly-forgotten songs from the 17th to the 20th century of German, Austrian and Yiddish origins. Adding to this already rich repertoire, they play instrumental music from various cultures that geographically span from Scandinavia to Greece, creating a unique musical experience. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

WIN FORUM: The Next Generation Digital Government, 5-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). An evening of presentations by Dr. Toshio Obi (Professor Emeritus, Information and Communication Policy, Waseda University), Dr. Naoko Iwasaki (Professor, Institute of eGovernment, Waseda University), and a senior official from the U.S. Digital Service (TBD), hosted by Mr. Katsuyuki Imamura (President, Washington Innovation Network) and with a panel discussion/Q&A session and reception after. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

Films Across Borders: Stories of Women -- Screening of Faces Places, 7-9pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater). American University features Faces Places. Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda Director and photographer/muralist J.R. enjoy a series of meandering road trips through rural France in this poignant and charming documentary. Along the way they create unique cross-generational portraits of the people and places they encounter. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges, 4-5pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Lecture Room). Environmental challenges continue to multiply as the global population expands to more than 9 billion people by 2050 and as demands for clean water, food, and energy rise, all in the context of global climate change. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to the public release of a new report, Environmental Engineering in the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

Conversations that Matter: Public Will, Evidence and Action, 5-8pm at Jack Morton Auditorium, GW Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street, NW). The 1968 Kerner Commission report provided explosive evidence about racism, systemic discrimination and inequality in the United States. Why then, fifty years later, do social and economic inequalities continue to grow, despite better and more nuanced data? And if the evidence is not enough, what will it take to generate the political will and policy agenda to make real progress? Reception and Networking: 5:00-6:00pm, Moderated Discussion and Q&A: 6:00-8:00pm. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

Digital Asset Forum: Hear from SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce and more, 9am-5pm at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. (923 16th Street & K Street NW). The Digital Asset Investment Forum brings together some of the most respected and influential thought leaders, fund managers, and policy makers in the digital asset space. FREE

Thursday, December 6, 2018

DEC

6

Thu

Winternational- 7th Annual Embassy Showcase, 11am-2pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). WTCDC presents Winternational, an exciting celebration showcasing the cultural and culinary traditions of Washington’s diplomatic community. This festival has the atmosphere of a bustling global marketplace with each embassy promoting their country through vibrant displays of visual art, food, handcrafts as well as travel and tourism exhibits. Free and open to the public, guests have the opportunity to travel the world and do some holiday shopping --- all during the lunch hour FREE

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

DEC

6

Thu

The Natural Disasters That Have Shaped Our Science and Our Culture, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, and volcanoes—they all stem from the very same forces that give our planet life. It is only when these forces exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Science and engineering can be used to understand extreme events and to design our cities to be resilient, but we must overcome the psychological drive to normalization that keeps humanity from believing that we could experience anything worse than what we have already survived. FREE

DEC

6

Thu

YPIA Holiday Party at the Embassy of Cote d'Ivoire, 6:30-9pm at Cote D'Ivoire Embassy (2424 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join us for a very merry YPIA Holiday Party on December 6th at the Embassy of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Dance, Drink and enjoy authentic Ivorian Food as you mingle with young professionals and seasoned professionals in international affairs and learn about this business powerhouse West African nation. $50

DEC

6

Thu

"Circles" Documentary - Facilitation for Restorative Justice, at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (640 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, SCS Auditorium). In the film Circles, Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer of the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California, high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers. Shot over two years, the film follows Butler's impassioned efforts to nurture troubled youth and keep them in school, fighting racial discrimination by replacing snap suspensions and expulsions with gritty, intimate and honest mentoring. Includes Pre-screening Reception and Q&A. FREE

DEC

6

Thu

Tech the Halls: The DC Tech Community Holiday Networking Mixer, 6:30-9:30pm at AGORA (1527 17th Street Northwest). It's our last Tech in Motion event of the year! Grab your Santa hat, coworker and business cards and get ready for the merriest of tech mixers. Join our tech community as we mingle, network and talk about the tech to come in 2019! FREE

DEC

6

Thu

Competitive Advantage and Happiness Through Business Agility with John Hughes, 6-8pm at Christine Schubert (1801 K Street NW Suite 700K). Using our corporation’s strategic planning and execution effort to exemplify, I will share with you how the Agile mindset and practices apply to business and drive the highest impact possible towards the most valuable goals and initiatives. Modern leadership and business practices such as those under the Business Agility umbrella bring a value-driven, data-driven, efficient focus on impactful delivery. FREE

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

DEC

7

Fri

ARIT 2018: Austrian Research and Innovation Talk, Dec 7-8 at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). The Austrian Research and Innovation Talk, ARIT is the largest and most important annual conference for Austrian researchers and innovators in North America. Network with key STI players from Austrian and North America and make your voice in science heard. FREE

Saturday, December 8, 2018

DEC

8

Sat

Rock Creek Gala 2018, 6-9:30pm at The Embassy of New Zealand (37 Observatory Cir NW). This year, Rock Creek Conservancy welcomes guests to celebrate Rock Creek at the beautiful Embassy of New Zealand. Right next to the Whitehaven Trail of Rock Creek, the Embassy is the perfect venue to showcase our menu of delicious food, creative cocktails, and exciting auction items. $300

DEC

8

Sat

ARIT 2018: Austrian Research and Innovation Talk, Dec 7-8 at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). The Austrian Research and Innovation Talk, ARIT is the largest and most important annual conference for Austrian researchers and innovators in North America. Network with key STI players from Austrian and North America and make your voice in science heard. FREE

DEC

8

Sat

Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals' Club Fundraising Gala, 6-9:30pm at The Embassy of Lithuania (2622 16th Street Northwest ). You are cordially invited to attend the Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals Fundraising Gala Event to benefit the Lithuanian Ambassador’s Future Leaders Fund. $50

DEC

8

Sat

DC Santa Crawl 2018 (Dupont), 2-10pm at Dupont Circle Bars (start at Frontpage)DC Santa Crawl is a winter/holiday season themed bar crawl based in Washington D.C. Thousands of participants will quench their thirst on exclusive drink deals as they explore D.C. and celebrate the holiday season one bar at a time. $20

DEC

8

Sat

SANTACON 2018, 1-4pm at DC (checkin location TBD)Come one, come all, to the annual SantaCon event in Washington DC. Join in on this annual charity event for the local community and partake in the towns best drink specials. $12

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DEC

11

Tue

CAS Patents and Pizza Sessions: Make the Most of Multifile Searches on STN, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town (1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314). The multi-file search capability of STN is one of its most powerful features, offering a combination of time savings, along with access to a wide range of content. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

SCREENING: Montparnasse BienvenĂĽe by LĂ©onor Serraille, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). In French with English subtitles. As part of the international film series "Films Across Borders: Stories of Women", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of Montparnasse BienvenĂĽe. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

The Spirit of Apollo: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Moon Broadcast, 8-10pm at WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL AND WEBCAST ONLINE (3101 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Join the National Air and Space Museum in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 with an evening at Washington National Cathedral. The evening’s speakers, including Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry, will celebrate that moment of unity and the spiritual meaning of exploration embodied by the first flight to the Moon. A dramatic choral performance will recreate the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast. Apollo 8 challenged our understanding of human limitations. Fifty years later, we come together to honor the Spirit of Apollo. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

Time Series Databases, 6:30-8:30pm at GWU Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 113 (1957 E Street NW). Time series, a data type long neglected by Silicon Valley, is finally seeing its time in the sun with investors opening their wallets. TimeScale, a startup adding time series capabilities to Postgres closed its $16M series A in January; InfluxData closed its $35M series C in February to continue developing its time series platform; and PingThings, Inc. is currently raising its series A. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

DevOpsDC Monthly Meetup, 6:30-9pm at Excella Consulting (2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 630, Arlington, VA). Join us for our monthly DevOpsDC Meetup FREE

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

DEC

12

Wed

DC Homebuyer Seminar, 7-8pm at Keller Williams (1918 18th St NW ). The District's best first time home buyer seminar! Learn about the home buying process, how to qualify & what loans are available, qualifying for DC Open Doors and other programs, and reduced down payment and closed cost opportunities. FREE

DEC

12

Wed

"Joy in Colors" paintings by Alexandra Arata, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Alexandra Arata’s exhibition “The Joy in Colors“ comes after more than two years of research on the psychology of color and the impact the use of colors have on our emotional well-being. Alexandra has embraced her creative energy to discover the meaning of the 'aesthetics of happiness' and how to surround ourselves with shapes and colors that can increase our motivation and creativity in order to ultimately make us feel better. Using vibrant hues and different techniques when creating her abstract works, the artist invites us to get inspired to live a more colorful life. FREE

Thursday, December 13, 2018

DEC

13

Thu

Heifetz Holiday Concert at the Kreeger Museum, 6:30-9:30pm at Kreeger Museum (2401 Foxhall Road Northwest). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a wine & cheese reception, followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. $25

DEC

13

Thu

Leadership Voices: Nick Rasmussen, 5:30-8:30pm at New America (740 15th St NW #900). The Leadership Voices series, a joint venture with New America and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, features icons and trailblazers from across business, politics, sports and technology. Focused on actionable tips and advice for young professionals, these conversations highlight how the people we look up to get to where they are – and how you can get there, too. FREE

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

Monday, December 17, 2018

DEC

17

Mon

Las Posadas Navideñas 2018, 5-8pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (313 2nd Street Northeast). Las Posadas Navideñas is a Latin American tradition which recreates Mary and Joseph’s quest for shelter. This interactive pageant gives its participants a chance to dress up, sing and feast in celebration of Jesus’ upcoming birth. FREE

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

DEC

19

Wed

4th Annual Community Cornerstones Awards, 6:30-8pm at John Wilson District Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds invites you to attend her 4th Annual Community Cornerstones Awards on December 19, 2018 from 6:30pm until 8:00pm at the John Wilson District Building. FREE

DEC

19

Wed

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 can successfully create their own tunes or enjoy themselves on classics like “Over The Rainbow” and “Prelude to a Kiss”. FREE

Friday, December 21, 2018

✡️ (Sponsored) Check out the newest Jewish monthly Shabbat “experience” (it’s much more than a service!)✡️
At the only community serving the SW Waterfront! For more details, see: District Shabbat

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 31, 2018

🎊HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!🎊

DEC

31

Mon

New Year's Eve Celebration With Dov Davidoff, 7:30 or 10:15pm at DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Avenue NW). Say hello to 2019 by partying with us! The amazing Dov Davidoff headlines, and we've got two shows to choose from. $35+

DEC

31

Mon

Washington DC New Year's Eve Passport to the World Gala, 9pm+ at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center (900 10th Street Northwest). Our New Years Eve gala is our hottest party of the year. Each year, more than 3,000 people join us for one amazing night. You won't find this amount of entertainment anywhere else! $99+

DEC

31

Mon

New Year's Eve International Gala at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 9pm+ at Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street Northwest). Tonight, we circle the globe and touch countries from all continents to make this a truly WORLD WIDE WELCOME into 2019! $109+

January 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

JAN

13

Sun

Happy Hour for Veterans and Patriots For Disabled Divers!, 5pm at Hill Country BBQ (410 7th St NW). Come enjoy happy hour and raise money for Patriots for Disabled Divers! PFDD is a local nonprofit that teaches disabled veterans and other disabled individuals how to scuba dive as a form of therapy! Cover charge of $15 will go toward the nonprofit. $15

February 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

FEB

16

Sat

The Ultimate 80's Prom, 8pm at Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE). On February 16th Rock and Roll Hotel will make Heaven a Place on Earth with The Ultimate 80s Prom, featuring The Ultimate 80's Tribute Band "The New Romance". Skinny ties, Members Only jackets, Big Hair and crazy neon spandex are encouraged! Find a date, roll stag, grab a group of friends, and get your tickets today! $15

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