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Monday, October 22, 2018

OCT

22

Mon

Federal Ignite 2018, Oct 22-23 at Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H Street NW). Federal Ignite ’18 will be even more exciting than last year’s inaugural event. This two-day conference will be packed with thought-provoking keynotes, technical sessions, expert speakers, Ultimate Test Drives, hands-on workshops, 1:1 sessions and Cyber Range trainings. Join us in Washington, DC, for the latest best practices, tips and strategies to safely enable applications while preventing successful cyber breaches across endpoints, networks and clouds. FREE

OCT

22

Mon

13th Annual Child Health Advocate Awards Reception, 5:30-8pm at The Pew Charitable Trusts (901 E Street Northwest). Join us at The Pew Charitable Trust to honor this year's Child Health Advocate Awardees, all of whom are leaders in the areas of Science, Policy, Community Advocacy and Awareness, and Arts and Media. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. $65+

OCT

22

Mon

U.S.-China Relations and the Thucydides Trap, 6:30-8:45pm at City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E St NW). U.S.-China Relations and the Thucydides Trap: How Rising Powers and Established Powers Relate FREE

OCT

22

Mon

An Evening of Naval History featuring Historian Ian Toll and Chief of Naval Operations, 4-6:30pm at Center for Strategic and International Studies (1616 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest). Join us for an evening lecture with Ian W. Toll, award-winning author and military historian, who will share lessons learned from naval operations in the Pacific during World War II. Toll, author of The Pacific Trilogy, will share his expertise in his address: “Seapower Reconsidered: The Naval War in the Pacific.” FREE

OCT

22

Mon

What Makes You More than Medicine?, 5-7:30pm at Georgetown Med, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater (Med Dent Building). The Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Georgetown Arts & Medicine are excited to welcome you to the 3rd Annual What Makes You More than Medicine, a night of dramatic readings, skits, film and photography, dance, music, visual art, and other art forms to celebrate the talent, diverse experiences, and community at GUSOM. We aim to showcase what it is that makes each of us so much more than a medical student, physician, scientist or professor. FREE

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

OCT

23

Tue

Focus On The Story: How Photography Shapes our Understanding of the Human Condition, 4:30pm at Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building (1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). Dean Vali Nasr, SAIS Perspectives, The Big Picture, and Focus on the Story cordially invite you to How Photography Shapes Our Understanding of the Human Condition. A Panel Discussion with Documentary Photographer James Whitlow Delano and Professor Tanvi Nagpal. Moderated by Shamila N. Chaudhary Fellow, Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. A reception & viewing of the following photography exhibits after panel discussion. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

DEF Washington DC Drink & Think, 5:30-8pm at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join DEF Washington DC for our monthly Drink & Think at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC DC) on 23 October at 5:30 PM. NVIDIA will be hosting the monthly meet-up at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to leverage the energy and excitement from the premier AI conference. GTC DC brings the latest breakthroughs and insights into critical topics, like self-driving cars, accelerated data science, healthcare, big data, high-performance computing, and virtual reality. It also offers a great opportunity to connect with experts from NVIDIA, Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, Oak Ridge National Labs, and other leading organizations. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Walk The Wharf with Urban Planning Experts, 5:30-7:30pm at The WharfJoin SCS's own urban planning expert Uwe Brandes for a walking tour of the District Wharf, D.C.'s $2.5 billion, 1.2 million-square-foot waterfront entertainment district. Explore the layers of history dating back to the city's original plan while walking the site with people who are shaping the future of this area. This one-hour walking tour will finish with an SCS-hosted happy hour reception at Mi Vida Restaurant. Guests of alumni are welcome to attend. $20

OCT

23

Tue

Federal Big Data Summit, 7:30am-6pm at Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th St NW). The MITRE-ATARC Data & Analytics Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Bodegas Altanza Wine Dinner with Schneider's of Capitol Hill, 6:30-10pm 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 Bodegas Lealtanza wines. Throughout the dinner, the winery's export manager will explain the wines being served and discuss his philosophy on using indigenous grapes throughout Rioja to produce some of the most high quality wines in the world $120

OCT

23

Tue

Women in Analytics, 5-7pm at Vox Media (1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). Welcome to the second session of “Going deeper into the mind of an analyst” which is a series of panels hosted by Vox Media. Join us as we chat with women who work in analytics. The discussion is designed for everyone and not just the female audience. Be part of the conversation and movement to support a more diverse and inclusive workplace and learn how organizations are making this happen. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Bram Stoker's Dracula: Benefiting the DBE and Semper K9, 6:30-10:30pm at Little Theatre of Alexandria (600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Just in time for Halloween, the Daughters of the British Empire Pimm's and Poppies Chapter in Virginia invites you to enjoy the classic tale Dracula while supporting the Victoria Home, Veterans and Rescue Dogs. This special night at the Little Theatre of Alexandria includes a pre-show reception with Mulled Wine, Cider and heavy hors d'oeuvres. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Software Testing Bowl | 2018, 6-9pm at Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (900 South Orme Street, Off the main lobby, Arlington, VA 22204). Inflectra invites you to its inaugural Software Testing Bowl 2018 (Test Bowl) - a US-wide software testing competition hosted by STPCon Fall 2018 conference on October 23, 2018. 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

OCT

24

Wed

JumpStart Your Sales - Networking Breakfast, 7:30-9:30am at Beacon Bar & Grill (1615 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest). It's time to jumpstart your sales! Come networking with small business owners from across DC that meet to put money in each others' pockets. Our referral-based sales approach leads to quality referrals with one of the highest close rates in network marketing. We don't want you to get a lead, we want you to close the deal! $20

OCT

24

Wed

PANEL DISCUSSION: Public Diplomacy for the Digital Future, 4-7pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). Digital innovation is re-writing the rules of our economy and society. It calls for a new set of global public policies to facilitate these technological advances as well as safeguarding the rights of the consumer/public. To successfully navigate this rapidly-evolving, ever more complicated, transnational policy arena requires unprecedented international cooperation and cross-sector collaboration. Event start: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm followed by a networking reception. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

Sotheby's Institute of Art Presents: Global Alternative to Resolving Art Disputes, 7-8:30pm at Book Arts (1902 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Join us for an evening talk with Judith Prowda, Art Law professor at Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York, to discuss the Court of Arbitration for Art, an innovative tribunal specialized in resolving art disputes throughout the world, and why the world needs it. Reception to follow. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

EmPOWER Conference, Oct 24-25 at Shakespeare Theatre Company: Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street Northwest). emPOWER is a non-traditional conference bringing together clean energy professionals and organizations across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In convening some of the most prominent voices in clean energy leadership, the sessions and workshops at emPOWER will focus on the development and enablement of a diverse, inclusive, and passionate community of leaders to advance innovative clean energy solutions. Attendees should prepare to feel challenged, inspired, and motivated to tackle the multifaceted issues in a changing energy landscape. $35+

OCT

24

Wed

Dr. Donaldo Macedo: "Critical Educators' Recusal to De-Guccify, 4-6pm at Georgetown University, Arrupe Multipurpose Room, Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall (37th and O Streets NW). Please join us! The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service will host keynote speaker, Dr. Donaldo Macedo, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston on October 24th. Senior Associate Dean Adanna Johnson will introduce Professor Macedo who will then give a 25-minute talk about his research on critical theory and pedagogy as it relates to deconstructing the contradictions between social justice discourse and praxis among educators. For example, he will deconstruct the contradiction inherent in the denouncement of neoliberalism and racism at the level of words devoid of the necessary action. The event will conclude with a light reception from 5:30pm-6pm. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

Reconstruction Starts Here: Building a Better Future for Syrian Refugee Youth, 4:30-7pm at Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University - SAIS (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW). How do we imagine a vibrant future for Syrians after the mass devastation and trauma they have endured? How can we rebuild agency and confidence for marginalized refugee communities? What if there was a space created for the most vulnerable of refugees — the youth — where cutting-edge technology, social camaraderie, and expert mentors were available? In this talk, Syrian American writer and founder of Karam Foundation, Lina Sergie Attar, will map out an alternative vision for Syrian refugee youth that is a world away from war and despair. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

The Annual Loewy Lecture on Science and Technology presents, Trevor Paglan, 4-6pm at Mortara Center for International Studies (3600 N Street). Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures. FREE

Thursday, October 25, 2018

OCT

25

Thu

It's Never Too Late: A Pitch Competition, 5-8:30pm at Union Market - Dock 5 (1309 5th Street Northeast). At the Grand Pitch Finale, you will hear from cutting edge startups as they pitch their ideas focused on changing the future of aging. These startups are the finalists from hundreds of entries from across the country. Enjoy complimentary cuisine, multi-media art, performances, and of course, a dynamic group of startup pitchers. And, you'll play a special role at this event by participating in audience polling and helping to select the winners. FREE

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

OCT

25

Thu

ANNUAL FALL ADVOCACY LEADERS NETWORK HAPPY HOUR, 5:30-9pm at The Offices of Beekeeper Group (1101 14th St NW ). Over the past seven years, many of you have joined us for substantive sessions on all aspects of maximizing your advocacy campaigns, but sometimes the best learning comes from just talking to your peers over drinks! FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Talking About Feelings With Adam J. Kurtz, 6:30pm at The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St SE). In an industry full of multi-hyphenate creatives, the best way to stand out is to be our authentic selves… whatever that means. Personal work is the perfect opportunity to explore what matters most to us, while letting potential clients and fans know exactly who we are. Join artist and author Adam J. Kurtz (aka ADAMJK) for a hilarious dissection of his accidental career and lessons learned along the way. $30+

OCT

25

Thu

The 4th Annual Timmy Awards, 6-9pm at 1776 (1133 15TH ST. NW, 12TH FLOOR). The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion (http://timmyawards.techinmotionevents.com/) is an awards ceremony recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work in DC. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation. And we want YOU to weigh in. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Spain’s Involvement in the American Revolution, 5:30-8:30pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th Street Northwest). This joint program of the Embassy of Spain and the National Museum of American History, supported by Iberdrola and AVANGRID, will explore various aspects of the global nature of the American Revolution, focusing particularly on the involvement of Spain in the war. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Greater Reston Arts Center Reception for Rahshia Sawyer, 6-8pm at Signature at Reston Town Center (11850 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA 20190). Join us for a reception hosted by Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and catered by Balducci’s Food Lovers Market to explore our brand-new exhibit by Rahshia Sawyer! The artist’s exhibit, called Invisible Listeners, displays an array of emotion between each piece that will intrigue everyone in the audience and allow them the chance to absorb a new world of abstract art. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Preparing For An Exit: What CEOs and CFOs Need to Know (and Do), 4-7:30pm at Hyatt Tysons Corner (7901 Tysons One Pl, Tysons, VA 22102). In today’s competitive M&A environment, successful exits require advance planning and diligent execution. A well-thought-out M&A strategy will enhance your company’s strengths, address weaknesses, and anticipate the expectations of strategic and financial buyers—all of which will contribute to the likelihood of a successful sale. Join us for a panel discussion about the key elements of a successful M&A strategy. Our panel of experts will discuss the essential roles CEOs and CFOs play in successful exits. 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Reception FREE

OCT

25

Thu

The 80th Annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference, 7am-3:30pm at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745). Join us at the 80th Annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference and get a firsthand view of industry trends, issues, and the construction market forecast for the year ahead. Leading industry experts will share information that is critical to your business and that will help you shape your strategy for 2019 and beyond. $675

OCT

25

Thu

Leading for Impact Federal IT, Health & Consulting: Women in Leadership, 2-6pm at Women's Memorial (Memorial Ave & Schley Drive, Arlington, VA 22202). This inaugural event will recognize women creating IMPACT, leading organizations and mission-focused strategic programs across the Federal Technology and Consulting Community. Join us to hear from the leading Federal Government Executive Keynote Panelists and network with Federal IT and Consulting executives from government and industry. Free for government employees

OCT

25

Thu

Opening Night Film: My Indiana Muse, 7-9pm at Bow Tie Cinemas Reston Town Center 11 & BTX (11940 Market St, Reston, VA 20190). For more than twenty years, artist Robert Townsend has given new life to the Americana landscapes. From matchbooks and candy wrappers to buildings and characters, he returns the viewer to another place and time. And now, he has discovered a new muse: Helen. $35

OCT

25

Thu

A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project: Eat, Drink & Be Giving, 6:30-9:30pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Court Northwest). DVRP is proud to present its annual gala - Eat, Drink & Be Giving. Join us in ending gender violence in all forms and empowering the A/PI community to tackle these issues head on. We are also thrilled to recognize two recipients of our Allies in Justice award at the gala: Amritha Ji, a long-time DVRP and community volunteer; and June Lee, an attorney who has partnered with DVRP over the years in offering legal support to survivors. $50

OCT

25

Thu

Booz Allen: Getting Started in Data Science & Machine Learning, 5:30-7:30pm at Booz Allen Hamilton (20 M Street Southeast). Booz Allen's Women in Data Science (WiDS) and Women in Cyber are co-hosting a python coding tutorial focused on data science and machine learning as part of DC FemTech's Tour de Code. This event is open to all Booz Allen employees and members of DC FemTech who will get an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with coding in Python via pre-developed Notebooks and challenges. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

D.C. AAP Annual Fall Dinner and Symposium, 5:30-8:30pm at The Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Avenue Northeast, Heritage Hall). The D.C. AAP Dinner and Symposium will bring together pediatricians, obstetricians, and other healthcare providers, along with policymakers and health leaders to discuss how to increase access and equity to mothers and newborns in D.C. There will be a featured panel discussion and a dinner addressing challenges facing our most vulnerable mothers and newborns. Participants will develop an agenda to increase access and equity for all mothers and newborns regardless of their neighborhood. $30+

OCT

25

Thu

Centenary Benefit for The Paul Rudolph Foundation, 6-8pm at The Army & Navy Club (901 Seventeenth Street, NW). We request the pleasure of your company at an exclusive Centenary Celebration for The Paul Rudolph Foundation at The Army & Navy Club in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. with remarks by Robert A.M. Stern, former Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. We will have several original Paul Rudolph drawings from the collections of the Paul Rudolph Foundation on display. $125+

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

OCT

26

Fri

Dia de los Muertos After Hours, 6:30-9:30pm at National Museum of the American Indian (4th Street & Independence Avenue SW). Celebrate Día de los Muertos After Hours. The museum will open its doors for a free late night event during the Day of the Dead Festival. Dance to Mariachis Los Amigos with Mexican folk dance group Bailes de Mi Tierra. Enjoy food and drinks from Taco Bamba, Tico, and the Mitsitam Cafe including tamales, tacos, mescal cocktails, sopapillas and more! Help create an interactive mural, learn to make paper marigolds, and enjoy exclusive access to the galleries. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

NEWSEUM FRIGHTS, 8:30-11pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Calling all goblins and ghouls – you’re in for a fang-tastic night at Newseum Frights. Put on your spookiest costume and join us for the Newseum’s most ghoulish monster mash with live music, cocktails, hauntingly delicious bites and more! Grab your tickets now before they’re gone – this is sure to be a party to die for. Open beer and wine bar all night as well as signature cocktails in our partyvators, Bites from Wolfgang Puck, Live music, and more! $45+

OCT

26

Fri

ScriptDC Conference, Oct 26-28 at American University School of Communication, McKinley Building (4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW). ScriptDC is the premier conference for Mid-Atlantic filmmakers including writers, directors, producers and talent to connect with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. The 2018 conference will be October 26-28, 2018 at American University. ScriptDC supports the work of directors, producers, actors, and writers via seminars that provide access to talented media professionals willing to share their expertise. This year's speakers will give you insights into how a script moves through production to distribution, what it's like to be in the writer's room for a one-hour drama or a half-hour comedy, the feminine heroic journey, creating virtual reality media, and the business of documentary (and more)! $150+

OCT

26

Fri

Invalidated: The Shredding of the U.S. Patent System, 5:30-8pm at Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street Northwest). Join US Inventor for a complimentary screening of Invalidated: The Shredding of the U.S. Patent System followed by a panel discussion with inventors about a legislative solution to the problems. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit , Oct 26-27 at UDC Ballroom (4200 Connecticut Avenue NW). ​​Puerto​ ​Rican​ ​Diaspora​ ​Summit​ ​-​ ​Washington,​ ​D.C.​ ​is​ ​a two-day​ ​conference​ ​that​ ​will provide​ ​a​ ​space​ ​for​ ​the​ ​discussion​ ​of​ ​policy​ ​issues​ ​and​ ​the​ ​articulation​ ​of​ ​community responses​ ​​from​ ​the​ ​perspective​ ​of Puerto​ ​Ricans​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Washington,​ ​D.C.​ ​area​ ​and​ ​other​ ​stakeholders. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity, 10am-6:30pm at Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place Southeast). For the first time in human history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. This unprecedented rate of urbanization has presented tremendous challenges for communities trying to achieve sustainable and equitable growth. In conjunction with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibition, “A Right to the City,” this symposium convenes scholars, organizers/activists, nonprofit leaders, and others for timely conversations about how the American city has been shaped by more than a half-century of unequal and unjust growth, but also how communities are mobilizing to work toward a more equitable future. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018: Opening reception, 6:30-10pm at Dupont Underground (19 Dupont Circle Northwest). Join the World Press Photo Foundation and the Lightscape Foundation for the opening reception of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 in Washington, DC. $50+

OCT

26

Fri

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Opening & Halloween Party, 6-9pm at Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic (105 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031). Join us for an Artists Reception & Halloween party celebrating the opening of the new exhibiton Animal, Vegetable, Mineral. Sixteen artists display their interpretation of 'animal, vegetable, mineral' through a variety of mediums. The exhibition will be on display from October 17 through November 18, with the gallery open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. No registration is required for visiting the exhibition, but RSVPs are required for the Reception & Halloween party. Costumes optional. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

Book Signing with Mary Jo Binker, 12-2pm at White House History Shop (1610 H Street Northwest). Please join the White House Historical Association as they host author Mary Jo Binker at a Friday lunchtime book signing. Mary Jo will be signing "The White House Social Secretary: Collected Reflections" White House History Quarterly Number 49. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

Paul Rudolph Centenary Symposium, 8:30am-4:30pm at Library of Congress, James Madison Building - Mumford Room (LM-649, 6th Floor) (101 Independence Ave SE). A day-long symposium celebrating the 100th birthday of noted architect Paul M. Rudolph will be presented by the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering in the Prints & Photographs Division and the Paul Rudolph Foundation. Robert A.M. Stern will present the keynote address for this event. Various other speakers will share perspectives on the life of Paul M. Rudolph and his archive which is housed at the Library of Congress. A reception and tour of the Prints & Photographs Division will follow the symposium which will end at 3:00 p.m. FREE

Saturday, October 27, 2018

OCT

27

Sat

8th Annual 007 Black Tie - SPECTRE 'Writing's on the Wall', 7-11:59pm at Marriott Fairview Park Hotel (3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042). By order of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, you are hereby invited to attend a festive evening with glamour, elegance, and intrigue for a 007 charity Black Tie with World Leaders, VIPs, Heroes, and International secret agents. This auspicious gala will celebrate the demise of SPECTRE’s nefarious plans to control the global surveillance intelligence. We are proud to honor POWs and our military heroes from WWII to Gulf Wars, who will receive MD and VA Governor’s Appreciation Citation. Beneficiary: SemperFiFund.org. $250

OCT

27

Sat

Closing Reception, 4-6pm at 2108 R St NW (2108 R Street Northwest). Join Studio Gallery for our closing reception on Saturday, October 27 from 4-6pm! This exhibition features works from artists Deborah Addison Coburn, Harriet Lesser, and Barbara Williams. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with the artists and experience the end of this exhibit! FREE

OCT

27

Sat

HU Fright Night Masquerade Ball ft. DJ Drama, 9pm-2am at Hard Rock Cafe (999 E Street Northwest ). $40+

OCT

27

Sat

DC SAR Yorktown Luncheon, 11:30am-2:30pm at Patton Hall (301-305 Jackson Avenue, Arlington, VA 22211). The District of Columbia Sons of the American Revolution cordially invite you to attend a luncheon Celebrating the 237th Anniversary of the American Victory at Yorktown and the major contributions to its success by France and French heroes of the Revolution. Senior diplomatic and military officers of France will be our honored guests. $40+

Sunday, October 28, 2018

OCT

28

Sun

LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour, 1-5pm at LeDroit Park Arch (6TH ST NW and T ST NW). The LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour will showcase the neighborhood’s unique architecture, history, and diversity, from its time as an exclusive enclave, through its heyday as a center of African American intelligentsia, to the present day. Tour participants will enjoy partial interior access of 8 homes that show the neighborhood’s range of sizes, periods, architectural styles, and interior design. $30-$40

OCT

28

Sun

Profs & Pints: Tales from Netherworlds, 6pm 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

OCT

28

Sun

Panel Discussion: Artist as Time Traveler, 2-4pm at The Center for Hellenic Studies (3100 Whitehaven Street Northwest). Join Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group at the Center for Hellenic Studies for a unique opportunity to hear from artists and curators whose work examines time and history to influence their contemporary practices, featuring Dr. Katia Arfara, Patricia Sannit, and Katherine Akey. FREE

OCT

28

Sun

"Colors + Composition" ALOG 35th Anniversary Exhibit & Sale, 2-5pm at BlackRock Center for the Arts (12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874). Fine original works in a wide variety of mediums by more than 40 members of the Art League of Germantown will be featured in the Kay and Terrace Galleries at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown from October 18 through November 3, 2018. Meet the Artists Wine Reception Sunday, October 28, 2-5pm FREE

OCT

28

Sun

Royal Rebirth: An Ode To Sensuality - Impulse DC 4th Anniversary Party, 6-10pm at Josephine Butler Mansion (2437 15th Street NW). Impulse DC cordially invites you to our Met Gala themed event, "Royal Rebirth: An Ode To Sensuality." Join us for a night of elegance, glamour, and intrigue as we celebrate our fourth anniversary! This will be a night to remember and the social event of the year! Stay tuned to this page for updates on the event, fashion ideas and more! FREE

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

OCT

29

Mon

District Beauty Guide Tastemaker Dinner Party, 6:45-9:30pm at Proper 21 (1319 F Street Northwest). We are honored to host Bailey Sessoms for an exclusive DBG Tastemaker Dinner Party. Guests will enjoy an intimate three-course dinner paired with an educational conversation on enhancing your natural beauty and building a successful personal brand that affords you more opportunities in life. $125

OCT

29

Mon

Awesome Foundation DC Live Pitch & 8th Birthday Party!, 7-10pm at Ivy City Smokehouse (1356 Okie Street Northeast). Join us for the Awesome Foundation DC's 8th birthday celebration and Live Pitch competition! In October, we're going to host our second Live Pitch, similar to 'Shark Tank' where 5 grant applicants will pitch their idea to the audience and trustees live on stage and one will be awarded the $1,000 October grant. There will also be a crowd favorite grant award selected by an audience vote. Join us for some cake, costumes, and creative charitable camaraderie! 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

OCT

30

Tue

Presentación de un libro sobre Tomás Eloy Martínez, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). A trip with Tomás E. Martínez (Córdoba: Alción, 2018) enters with effrontery, illusion and rebellion to the novels and chronicles of the author, and on the tapestry of those readings the characters and histories of the original are transfigured in new stories. I lived the encounters with the author as testimonies of life: he becoming the reader of my stories and I contemplating the fragility of time in the antechamber of his death. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Call Your Girlfriend - The Shine Theory Tour 2018, 0.833333333333333 at Sixth & I (600 I St NW). The podcast for long-distance besties everywhere, “Call Your Girlfriend” has garnered hundreds of thousands of listeners since launching in 2014. Alongside producer Gina Delvac, each week co-hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman discuss the intricacies of pop culture and break down the latest in politics. They’re highbrow and lowbrow, fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to get real about everything from menstrual cycles to the commander in chief, all with devastating wit. $30

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

🎃HAPPY HALLOWEEN!🎃

OCT

31

Wed

Harry Potter Party DC, 8pm at Union Stage (740 Water St SW). Festivities include: TRIVIA, LIVE DJ & DANCE PARTY (we also have spots to *chill*), COSTUME CONTEST winner (groups encouraged) gets cash prize, DRINK SPECIALS & harry potter themed drinks, QUIDDITCH PONG & MORE!!! $25+

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+

OCT

31

Wed

The State of Transatlantic Relations and the European Union - Past, Present, and Future, 6-9pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Panelists will draw on their first-hand experience to examine and assess the present state of transatlantic relations and the European Union, and will discuss future prospects against the background of the upcoming U.S. midterms, the European Parliament elections in May 2019 and a new European Commission, as well as specific challenges like migration, trade disputes, the final phase of the Brexit negotiations, and the rise of populist and anti-establishment political movements on both sides of the Atlantic. FREE

OCT

31

Wed

National Press Club Communicators Summit 2018 - Today's Biggest Challenges: Technology and Inter-Generational Communications, 8am-2pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW -- 13th floor). This year's program will address new technologies (including Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality) that can help public relations professionals and journalists with effective story telling and reaching audiences. At the same time, because technology has opened doors for consumers to get news and information via numerous platforms, communicators need to reach them not just by those platforms, but by using inter-generational -- even multicultural language that resonates and engages towards some action -- to buy a product, to vote a particular way, support a POV or even just to inform or educate. $25+

OCT

31

Wed

Halloween Skate, TBD at TBD (TBD). Disco Cart Skating is the easiest street skating we do in the Washington Area Roadskaters. With limited hills, we welcome quad skaters, derby girls, spring stilts, bikes, scooters and any others who can keep up. You can get a great workout by adding some extra fast miles on your own by doubling back on the route, or by diverting your strength into dance moves and cone skating tricks. And you can volunteer to push the cart up a hill to add an upper body workout too. FREE

OCT

31

Wed

Murder Mystery Comedy Show, 7:30pm at DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Avenue NW). We've had a lot of people "kill" on our stage over the years, but at this show, we're asking the audience to solve a murder. "Halloween Whodunit" is put on by Die Laughing Productions, which has been bringing great murder mystery comedy shows to the Improv since 2016. This show is a lot of fun, and it's your chance to avoid staying home handing out candy to ungrateful teenagers all night. Win-win. $19

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

NOV

1

Thu

The Smithsonian Food History Weekend: Gala, TBD at National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Ave NW). Join us for the 4th Annual Smithsonian Food History Gala to support the ongoing research, collecting, and programs of our American Food History Project. The evening will feature the Presentation of the 2018 Julia Child Award $500

NOV

1

Thu

El Día de los Muertos Celebration, 5:30pm at Portrait Gallery, Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard (8th St NW & F St NW). Join us for an evening of music, dancing and crafts in celebration of Latin American heritage, including special performances by the DC-based band Los Gallos Negros and dancers from the Maru Montero Dance Company. 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

NOV

2

Fri

Smithsonian Food History Weekend - Roundtables, 9:30am-6:00pm at National Museum of American History, Warner Bros. Theater (1300 Constitution Ave NW). The roundtables are a series of moderated conversations for all inquiring minds. As a core component of Food History Weekend, the roundtables will convene historians, writers, chefs, entrepreneurs, activists, and practitioners to discuss changing regional foodways in America. The first two panels of the day will address broad questions about the concept of regions and the role of place in shaping American food cultures. The second two roundtables are case studies of two emblematic regions in the United States: the Pacific Northwest and the South. These case studies will explore strong food traditions alongside emerging aspects of new regional cuisines. All sessions are free, with registration strongly recommended. FREE

NOV

2

Fri

California Underground Wines Tasting Event, 6:30-8:30pm at University of California Washington Center (1608 Rhode Island Ave). Please join UC Alumni for a wine tasting/educational event brought to you by Berkeley alum Laura Perret Fontana of California Underground Wine Events & Elizabeth Schneider from Wine for Normal People, featuring vintners from a dozen small, family-owned, passionate California wineries throughout the state's wine regions. An educational portion, by the award-winning wine expert Elizabeth Schneider, whose Wine for Normal People podcasts are renowned worldwide, will precede the wine tasting. Appetizers provided. Scroll to the bottom to Register. (Use the plus sign to add attendees) $15

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

NOV

3

Sat

Smithsonian Food History Weekend - Festival, 10am-5:30pm at National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Ave NW). The Food History Festival is a free day of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks, and stories exploring the past, present, and future of regional food cultures in America. Talented chefs, local organizations, experts, museum curators, students, and more will be on hand to spark conversation, lead activities, and dig into food history with museum visitors of all ages. All activities are free. FREE

NOV

3

Sat

Friends of Forest Hills Playground Annual Spooktacular, 10am-12pm at Friends of Forest Hills Playground (3200 Chesapeake Street). Save the Date for November 3rd, 10a-12n(pending approval) and save your costume for one last hurrah with the Annual Friends of Forest Hills Playground's Spooktacular Parade! FREE

Sunday, November 4, 2018

NOV

4

Sun

Beyond the Studio Workshop: Collage with Nara Park, 1-3pm at American Art Museum, 3rd Floor | Luce Foundation Center (8th and F Streets, NW). Hear from artist, Nara Park, about her experience as a DC-based multi-disciplinary artist and receive instruction on how to create your very best work. Presented in collaboration with Cultural DC. $5

Monday, November 5, 2018

NOV

5

Mon

Austrian-American Poetry Slam & Band Jam, 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is thrilled to partner for the first time with the non-profit organization Words Beats & Life (WBL) and venture into new territory for a unique evening full of words, beats and sounds. Juxtaposed to the two local Hip-Hop poetry artists Raquel 'Ra' Brown and Alan King will be the poetry-slammer Christoph Steiner, spitting some Austrian poetry. The English-German poetry slam will be accompanied with music by the four young Austrian artists. FREE

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

NOV

6

Tue

DC API User Group - November Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). 6:00pm - 6:45pm Food, drinks and networking, 6:45pm - 6:55pm Introductions and Announcements, 6:55pm - 8:00pm Presentations. FREE

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

NOV

8

Thu

Capital Food Fight, 6pm at The Anthem (901 Wharf St SW). DC Central Kitchen is proud to present its signature fundraising event, the Capital Food Fight™. The event draws over 1,000 guests to taste offerings from over 80 of DC’s best restaurants while watching four local top chefs compete in a live onstage battle hosted and judged by the biggest names in the culinary world. $275

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

NOV

8

Thu

National Gallery of Art: After Hours - From Light to Dark, 6pm at National Gallery of Art (East Building, 4th Street NW). It’s time to fall back. Evenings at the Edge will mark the change in seasons with pop-up talks, art making, and performances. Learn how to paint with light, stargaze on the Gallery’s rooftop terrace, and light up the dance floor with tunes from the sensational DJ Neekola and electric cellist Benjamin Gates. Pop-up talks will explore how artists use light and shadow to enhance their work. Specialty fare and beverages include black-and-white cookies and a dark-and-stormy-inspired cocktail. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

4th Annual Art for DASH, 6-8pm at Knoll Showroom (1050 K Street NW, 2nd Floor). Art for DASH invites artists & crafts people from the architecture and design community to sell their creations to benefit DASH’s safe housing programs for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families. FREE

Friday, November 9, 2018

NOV

9

Fri

International Religious Freedom Act: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary, Info after RSVP at Info after RSVP (Info after RSVP). Join us in Washington, DC on November 9, 2018 for a day-long exploration of the IRFA and the policy it generated. You will hear from supporters and critics, practitioners and scholars, victims and representatives of foreign governments. Details to follow soon. FREE

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

NOV

10

Sat

DC Punk Rock Flea, 12-5pm at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St NW). Flea market. FREE

NOV

10

Sat

Volunteer at NOVA Community Marketplace!, 8:30am-12pm at NOVA Community Marketplace (12125 Pinecrest Rd, Reston, VA (Wiehle-Reston East Station)). Come join WIN at the Southgate Community Center in Reston, VA as the Capital Area Food Bank provides food to families and low-income communities who are in need this holiday season. FREE

NOV

10

Sat

Czech Christmas Market, 10am-4pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Ln NW). O come, all ye joyful! The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a traditional Czech Christmas Market on November 10, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm. Relish in the magic of the season with stands filled with beautiful handcrafted ornaments, renowned Czech crystal and glass products, and exquisite jewelry. Enjoy the taste and smell of mulled wine and eggnog as well as an assortment of Christmas cookies, baked goods and savory cuisine. FREE

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

NOV

13

Tue

"The 51" Launch Party, 5:30-7pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie Street Northeast). City Winery DC and DC Vote are partnering to create a series of Washington, DC wines to support DC Statehood. Join us for a wine tasting evening to sample the new wines and purchase bottles to take home. The event is free and open to the public. Wine tastings are available for guests over the age of 21 with valid ID. The Barrell Room bar and restaurant will be open for guests to enjoy the full menu of City Winery. 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

NOV

14

Wed

2018 Trees Matter Symposium, 8am-3pm at Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, MD (1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910). Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington D.C., present the seventh annual Trees Matter Symposium. Presentations will focus on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings. $85+

Thursday, November 15, 2018

NOV

15

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

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

Friday, November 16, 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

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! ???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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+

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