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Friday, October 18, 2019

OCT

18

Fri

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

OCT

18

Fri

STABLE Grand Opening Soiree, 6-11:30pm at STABLE (336 Randolph Place NE). Be the first to see the new 10,000 sq ft art space completed including STABLE's inaugural exhibition curated by Dr. Jordan Amirkhani. This exhibition will exclusively feature STABLE artists; it's the perfect time to get to know these incredible creators! Come see how we are so much more than studios at this exclusive cocktail followed by an all-out dance party! $300

Saturday, October 19, 2019

OCT

19

Sat

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

OCT

19

Sat

Nana's Project First Annual Fundraising Gala, 5-10pm at Embassy of Ghana (3512 International Drive Northwest). Please join Nana's Project, a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit as we host our very first Annual Gala in hopes to raise enough money to re-build Gyaha , a hospital that serves 5 commnunites in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Currently, Gyaha suffers from many difficulties such as: sanitation, roofing issues, bat infestations and much more that prohibits staff from providing quality patient care. Our mission is to turn this facility into an environment that is safe, clean and honorable to both the patients and staff. We hope to see you there as we come together to make an a difference in the lives of thousands for many years to come. $35+

Sunday, October 20, 2019

OCT

20

Sun

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

Monday, October 21, 2019

OCT

21

Mon

Meet Author Helena Janeczek, winner of the 2018 Premio Strega, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). On the occasion of the release in the United States of The Girl with the Leica by Europa Editions, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC are pleased to invite you for a presentation of the book by Helena Janeczek, winner of the 2018 Premio Strega - Italy’s most prestigious literary prize. FREE

OCT

21

Mon

Ismo Leikola, 6-9pm at Embassy of Finland (3301 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Stand upin suomalainen legenda Ismo Leikola saapuu keikalle Suomen suurlĂ€hetystöön Washington D.C.:hen. KyseessĂ€ on Ismon tulevan Suomen kiertueen ennakkonĂ€ytös. Moneen kertaan palkittu Ismo voitti arvostetun amerikkalaisen komediaklubin Laugh Factoryn “Funniest Person in the World” -kilpailun 2014. Ismo on myös ensimmĂ€isenĂ€ suomalaisena ollut mukana Conan O’Brien Show’ssa vuonna 2018. Leikola on keikkaillut komediaklubeilla ympĂ€ri maailmaa, Euroopan lisĂ€ksi mm. Aasiassa, Australiassa, Uudessa Seelannissa, Kanadassa sekĂ€ Yhdysvalloissa. HĂ€n asuu tĂ€llĂ€ hetkellĂ€ Los Angelesissa Los Angelesissa ja keikkailee ympĂ€ri Yhdysvaltoja. FREE

OCT

21

Mon

Dutch Drinks DC, Bimonthly Happy Hour, 6:30-8:30pm at Fado Irish Pub (808 7th Street Northwest). Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce for the Washington Metro Area, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District Drinks, and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee - for our bimonthly happy hour at a NEW location: Fado Irish Pub in downtown DC. FREE

OCT

21

Mon

Concert: Classical Duo Marek Ơvejkar and Lenka Korbelová, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech RepublicIn a special concert leading up to Czech National Day, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will present the classical duo Marek Ơvejkar (clarinet) and Lenka Korbelová (piano) on October 21, 2019, at 6 pm. For the last nine years, the duo has performed a wide range of classical music from the Baroque era to the present. The concert will include works by Bohuslav MartinƯ, Zdeněk Fibich, LuigiBassi, and Charles-Maria Widow. Enjoy an evening of classical music at the Czech Embassy. FREE

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

OCT

22

Tue

SCREENING: Dior and I by FrĂ©dĂ©ric Tcheng, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series So French, so Fashion! the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents a screening of the documentary Dior and I. “I have an idea but it’s very extreme.” In April 2012, Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons is announced as the new creative director at Christian Dior. He has eight weeks to create from scratch, a brand new Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012 collection. Focusing on the 1950s, Raf Simons played with some of Christian Dior’s famous silhouettes, such as the Bar jacket, to create a line with a modern, yet classic feel. FREE

OCT

22

Tue

Istorya-DC 2019 Symposium, 6:30-8pm at Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, USAObserving the 75th anniversary of Gen. Douglas MacArthur landing in Leyte from the Filipino perspective. More information at http://www.rmcacas.foundation/the-istorya-dc-symposium.html FREE

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

OCT

23

Wed

Benefit Reception for Capital Clubhouse at the New Zealand Embassy, 6:30-10pm at Embassy of New Zealand (37 Observatory Circle, NW). $250

OCT

23

Wed

Encuentro del Embajador con la comunidad española, 5-8pm at Embassy of Spain (2375 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). El Embajador de España, D. Santiago Cabanas hablarå a la comunidad española sobre la nueva Sección Consular. Tras la presentación se ofrecerå una copa de vino y se proyectarån los nuevos vídeos de España Global. FREE

OCT

23

Wed

The Secrets of Traviata, A talk by Maestro Speranza Scappucci, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Revolutionary, controversial, lashing the bourgeois society: this and much more is La Traviata, one of Giuseppe Verdi's most celebrated operas. Maestro Speranza Scappucci, among the first and most acclaimed women conductors in the world, returns to Washington DC to recount the story of Violetta. Performing some of the Traviata’s famous arias at the piano, she will show the connection between the music and the libretto and unveil the secrets of an opera that represents a highlight of Italian culture in the world. FREE

OCT

23

Wed

Cocktail Reception with Colombian Ambassador to Celebrate Restore Mass Ave, 6:30-8:30pm at Residence of the Colombian Ambassador (1520 20th Street NW). Join the Colombian Ambassador, His Excellency Francisco Santos CalderĂłn, for a lively evening celebrating Restore Mass Ave's work planting trees on Embassy Row. $75

Thursday, October 24, 2019

OCT

24

Thu

VANISHING: PHOTO ARK, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). Celebrated National Geographic photojournalist Joel Sartore continues his Photo Ark quest to photograph all species under human care. He’ll share indelible images and stories from the vivid pages of his new National Geographic book, Vanishing, inviting us to learn about species at risk and how we can help protect them. $25

OCT

24

Thu

Embassy of Georgia Dinner Reception & Celebration of Georgian Culture, 7-9pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R Street Northwest). The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Georgia, cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of Georgian culture, cuisine, and wine at the Embassy of Georgia to celebrate the holidays! Join us on your own or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Georgia, a land of endless wonder and natural beauty. $65

OCT

24

Thu

Opening event Photo Exhibition"The Magic of Finnish Forest"by Konsta Punkka, 5:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Finland (3301 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Most well-known for his wildlife portraits, Konsta has spent years to get up-close and personal with the wildlife living in the forests and nature nearby. After weeks in the field, animals start to see him as part of the environment. Capturing the souls of the animals and their thoughts inspires Konsta to go out every day to see the nature's miracles. In this exhibition, you can find Konsta's favorite work from the past five years, capturing the beauty of Finland. Come and enjoy his beautiful wildlife and nature photos. FREE

OCT

24

Thu

Everything is Palpitating: Rodolfo Abularach in the AMA, 6-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas (201 18th Street NW). The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the OAS present Everything is Palpitating: Rodolfo Abularach in the Art Museum of the Americas (1959-2019), a survey of the work of the Guatemalan master curated by Valia GarzĂłn and Guillermo Monsanto, culling from works in the AMA’s collection as well as private and public collections of various regions. From 1957, when AMA’s founding director JosĂ© GĂłmez Sicre acquired several Abularach pieces for its collection, the artist has been prominently interwoven within the institution’s history, as well as those of Guatemalan and Latin American art in a broader sense. This exhibition is an opportunity to gather one of the larger samplings of Abularach’s works representing 60 years of his output. This showcases not only the artist’s impact on the direction of art of the hemisphere in the 1950s-1970s, but the role that AMA has played in its development. FREE

Friday, October 25, 2019

OCT

25

Fri

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

OCT

25

Fri

Tosca's Kiss, 7-10pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). FREE

OCT

25

Fri

A Night in Havana - Dance the night away to a Latin band with salsa lessons, 7-10pm at The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). As you meet other guests, enjoy Mojitos, Cuba Libre, and other hand-crafted signature cocktails available for purchase. Experience an unforgettable evening of networking and socializing with sounds of Havana as you dance to a Latin band. Join us at 7:00 PM to relax and meet other guests as we show you how to dance salsa or join us after 8:00 PM to dance to our Latin band playing sounds of Havana. $25

OCT

25

Fri

CONCERT | Jazz Meets Austria, 7-9pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court, NW). Austrian trumpet gem Franz Hackl, who is a fixture of New York’s jazz scene, assembles for this special occasion three fellow Austrian musicians and a piano virtuoso from the US. He will be joined on stage by drum-whiz Peter Kronreif, bass phenomenon Stephan Kondert, a.k.a. SK, Dennis Brandner—masterly on the saxophone, and classic as well as jazz pianist Pete Drungle. All musicians are based in NYC and have collaborated on various projects before, but never performed together as a group. Thus we are delighted to host this special night full of rapidly evolving, spontaneous tunes as well as improvised and fresh melodies. It will be a night to be remembered! FREE

OCT

25

Fri

Il Bacio di Tosca, a film by Daniel Schmid, 6-9pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). For the closing event of this year’s Settimana della Lingua Italiana, please join the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Switzerland to the United States for a special screening of Tosca’s Kiss by Daniel Schimd, restored to its full glory for Dustin Hoffman by the CinĂ©mathĂšque Suisse on the occasion of the film’s 30th anniversary. FREE

Sunday, October 27, 2019

OCT

27

Sun

LEYA Kickoff BBQ, 4-6:30pm at Ambassador's Residence (2841 McGill Terrace Northwest). Are you a student in the DC metro area? Come and join the Lebanese Embassy Youth Association (LEYA) for our free kickoff BBQ at the Ambassador's residence! Food and dabke will be provided! FREE

OCT

27

Sun

FILM: Sweden on the Screen Fall Program, 2-4pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). The Embassy's film series #SwedenontheScreen continues on select Sundays at 2 PM in House of Sweden. In conjunction with our exhibition "Swedish Dads", our film series this Fall will also reflect on the theme of gender equality, parental leave and men as caregivers by portraying films on fathers and fatherhood. FREE

Monday, October 28, 2019

OCT

28

Mon

THEATER PERFORMANCE | Emilie Flöge / Beloved Muse, 7-10pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court, NW). Emilie Flöge (1874-1952), reformist fashion designer, who ran a hugely successful fashion salon; she was also life companion to Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and an integral part of Vienna’s fin de siĂšcle art movement. Those are the facts, but who was Emilie Flöge really? Beloved Muse re-imagines the part of Emilie’s life that she deliberately burnt, and rescues a radical and extraordinary woman from the ashes. Georg Buxhofer accompanies the captivating performance on his bass guitar underpinning the thoughts of this exceptional woman. FREE

OCT

28

Mon

A French- American Jazz Concert, 7-9pm at Embassy of France- La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Join DC Jazz Festival at our annual Fall concert- hosted at the renowned Embassy of France! Performances feature: 2019 DC JazzPrix winners- Ernest Turner Trio, and special performance by french group O.A.S.I.S. $25

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

OCT

29

Tue

COCKTAIL AT THE EMBASSY OF SPAIN - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FAIR, 6-8pm at Embajada de España (2375 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). We would be pleased to invite you to the cocktail we are holding at The Embassy of Spain due to the event Business Opportunities Fair. FREE

OCT

29

Tue

EXPEDITION EARTH, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). Award-winning VR and 360 filmmakers Max Salomon and Malvina Martin will guide you on a sweeping virtual reality expedition around the world—and beyond—taking you under the sea with leopard seals, to the tops of giant sequoia trees, through the sky with eagles, and even into space. $35

OCT

29

Tue

Latvian Film Club: Grandpa More Dangerous Than Computer, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). Film is part of the Kids Euro Festival organized by the EU Delegation to the USA. Embassy of Latvia, in partnership with the National Film Center of Latvia, presents the Latvian Film Club - film series from June 2019 to May 2020. Most active movie goers will receive prizes in May 2020. Registration required via Eventbrite (free tickets). FREE

OCT

29

Tue

LEO DA VINCI: MISSION MONA LISA, 6-7:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW ). Now in its 12th year, Kids Euro Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America, bringing Europe’s most talented children’s entertainers to the DC metro area each fall for two weeks of free performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, puppetry, dance, magic, and cinema. With programs both for the general public and for school groups, more than 10,000 DC-area children and their families enjoy Kids Euro Festival programs each year. FREE

OCT

29

Tue

Minutes to Die Documentary Screening and Reception, 6-9pm at Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street Northwest). An estimated 138,000 lives are lost each year from snakebites, according the World Health Organization, with three times more suffering from lifelong disfigurement, amputations and mental health issues. Snakebite has long been considered one of the world’s most ignored global health issues. FREE

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

OCT

30

Wed

Research at the NIH: the Italian contribution, 9:30am-3pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). This event brings together few of the most renown Italian scientists that distinguished themselves for the excellent career at the NIH. While elucidating the state of art of their research and the relative future perspective they will share the key factors of their successful career as well as their personal suggestions to young investigators FREE

OCT

30

Wed

CONCERT: Violons Tziganes, 7-9pm at La Maison Francaise at the French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd, NW). Young French musicians, members of the band "Violons Tziganes de Cannes”, will perform an international Gypsy repertoire. Q&A session with the artists will follow the performance. CDs are available for sale on the day of the concert. FREE

OCT

30

Wed

A Celebration of American Art and Innovation, 5:30-8pm at U.Group Dupont (1800 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join U.Group and leaders at the crossroads of art, politics, and innovation for an evening in celebration of America’s most prominent artists, and a viewing of an unprecedented collection of original prints and photography from the collection of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE). This singular collection includes works by Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Roy Lichtenstein, Vija Celmins, Carrie Mae Weems, Chuck Close, Jeff Koons, Mary Lee Bendolph, Frank Stella, and many others all on display at U.Group. FREE

Thursday, October 31, 2019

OCT

31

Thu

French Embassy Halloween Dance Soiree: French Wine, Parisian Desserts, 7-10:30pm at Embassy of France in the United States (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! Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy as you celebrate Halloween with other ghosts, goblins, politicians and other scary creatures! $35

November 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

NOV

1

Fri

Halloween and Toussaint Ball At The Embassy of France, 8:30-midnight at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). In France people commemorate their dead on the 1st of November, locally known as “Toussaint” - which is the contraction of “Tous les Saints”, meaning “All the Saints” in English. The night between the 31st of October and Toussaint’s day is Halloween night and children dressed as ghosts, skeletons, witches, Frankenstein monsters, vampires or mummies put into action a French adaptation of the American trick or treat : “des bonbons ou des farces” (candies or pranks). Adults party the night away. $69

NOV

1

Fri

2019 WITA-RegistrarCorp FDA Bootcamp, 8:30am-noon at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Join regulatory consulting firm Registrar Corp for an intensive 4-hour “Boot Camp” on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for food and beverages as well as pharmaceutical products. Learn about issues such as FSMA, FDA food facility inspections, and labeling regulations for food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals from a leading provider of FDA compliance assistance. $75+

Saturday, November 2, 2019

NOV

2

Sat

Festival of Champagne! Grand Tasting (November 2), 1:30-5pm at Ambassade de France / Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Join Schneider’s as we honor our 70th anniversary with a celebration of the wines of Champagne. Discover 80+ Champagnes from the top houses as well as small grower-producers in our Grand Tasting. Enjoy delectable cuisine expertly prepared by Le Cafe Descartes, meet the winemakers, and get carried away by a sea of fines bulles. $100

Sunday, November 3, 2019

NOV

3

Sun

Kids Euro Festival, 2-5pm at Embassy of Finland (3301 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Finland, as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will be hosting a special event during the Kids Euro Festival 2019. Come and enjoy live performances such as dance, theatre and storytelling from Finland, Estonia and Hungary. Wonderful “Moominvalley” TV episodes will be screened. There will be activities for children of all ages including face painting, singing games and a playing corner with toys, books and drawing. Food and refreshments will be served. FREE

Monday, November 4, 2019

NOV

4

Mon

The Rise and Fall of "Good Governance" Promotion, 6-8:30pm at Embassy of Canada to the United States (501 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is a policy scientist who chairs the European Research Center for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she holds the chair in Democracy Studies. A Romanian by birth, she created and chaired for many years the Romanian Academic Society, the country's leading think tank, and the Coalition for a Clean Romania, an anti-corruption alliance. She also served in 1996 as the first anticommunist news director of Romanian public broadcasting. FREE

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NOV

5

Tue

Oceans, The Mystery of the Missing Plastic, 7-9pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd., NW). As part of the Films Across Borders: Stories of Water series, the French Embassy is proud to present a screening of Oceans, The Mystery of the Missing Plastic. FREE

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

NOV

6

Wed

Film Preview: Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?, 6-8pm at Embassy of Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). Director Petr Jančárek will present a preview of his new documentary Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me? on November 6, 2019, at 6 pm, followed by a panel discussion with distinguished guests. The film captures the public and private moments of the last three years of former Czech President Václav Havel’s life.In the film, Havel travels the world, directs his feature film Leaving, and produces concerts for stars like Joan Baez and Lou Reed. Jančárek shows Havel‘s life journey as an incredible road movie, covering his fight for human rights and dignity, but also his struggle with time running out on his own life. Delve into the life of an extraordinary leader and enter into the discussion about how his life can continue to serve as an example for today’s generation. FREE

NOV

6

Wed

Mona Khademi’s talk about the history of Alice Pike Barney Studio House, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). The building (2306 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) where the Embassy of Latvia resides was originally built for Alice Pike Barney, artist, playwright, civic leader and philanthropist in 1903. The building known as Studio House became a ‘meeting place for wit and wisdom, genius and talent, which fine material is leavened by fashionable folk, who would like to be a bit Bohemian,
’ Born in Ohio in 1857, Alice Barney dedicated her life in Washington DC to the support and promotion of the arts and held regular artist salons in Studio House. FREE

NOV

6

Wed

AJOYO, 7-9pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). More than music, it's a joyful ceremony, a fuller experience bringing musicians and audience closer together. AJOYO chants in the name of Tony Allen, Oum Khalsoum, Charlie Parker and Donnie Hathaway. Stomping towards you like a dancer, arms open, horns, bell and bass interwoven like the fabric of a ceremonial dress, AJOYO speaks the language of the talking drum with a New York accent. FREE

Thursday, November 7, 2019

NOV

7

Thu

2019 Hunger Free Communities Summit, 8am-Friday 5pm at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest ). The goals of the 2019 Hunger Free Communities Summit are to celebrate and promote community-based solutions to hunger. We will accomplish this by highlighting effective methods for reducing community food insecurity; sharing best practices and resources; demonstrating effective multi-sector collaborations; and building skills among practitioners. $160

NOV

7

Thu

Il vizio della speranza (The Vice of Hope) by Edoardo de Angelis, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Two years after presenting Indivisible at the Toronto Film Festival, Italian filmmaker Edoardo de Angelis comes back with Il Vizio della Speranza (The Vice of Hope), a stunning neorealist drama with a cherry of magical realism on top. The film is a collaboration between de Angelis and his real wife Pina Turco, who plays the leading role, as the couple put their softness of new parents to use by creating a picture of hope out of drab strokes of misery. The movie was nominated for 8 Nastri D’Argento and 3 David di Donatello, Italy’s most important film awards. FREE

Friday, November 8, 2019

NOV

8

Fri

EXPLORER TRIVIA NIGHT, 5:30-8:30pm at National Geographic Campus (1600 M St NW). We’re partnering with District Trivia for a mind-bending night of National Geographic–inspired questions on geography, exploration, and more. Test your world knowledge, hear from National Geographic Explorers, and play for prizes. Prove your geo-smarts by competing against other teams and our explorers in five rounds of play. $10

Saturday, November 9, 2019

NOV

9

Sat

Tested Innocence -Book Launch, 4-6pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Thanks You are warmly invited to join me on Saturday, November 9 to help celebrate the official launch of my exciting new book, Tested Innocence. I wrote my memoir to share the path that I have traveled to help others become their own best friends sooner in their lives, through self-love and acceptance. FREE

Monday, November 11, 2019

NOV

11

Mon

Tribute to Komitas' 150th Anniversary, 7:30-10:30pm at Embassy of France (La Maison Française) (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). The concert will honor Komitas’ legacy by honoring his musical achievements and contribution to the promotion and preservation of Armenian culture. We will seek to extend the impact of that legacy to today’s Armenia. $35

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

NOV

12

Tue

FROM THE ARCHIVE: UNTOLD BETHLEHEM, 6-8pm at National Geographic Campus (1600 M St NW). How can historic photographs of Bethlehem help piece together the city’s 11,000-year-old history, offering new perspectives on its past, present, and future? In an intimate, interactive, and small-group setting, oral historian and National Geographic Explorer Yazan Kopty and National Geographic senior archivist Sara Manco will share how connecting community elders, cultural heritage experts, and field researchers can reveal new layers of knowledge. $50

NOV

12

Tue

Trade, Cooperation, and Energy Security with the Chilean Embassy, 12:30-1:30pm at Johns Hopkins SAIS - Rome Auditorium (1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Rome 812). Deputy Chief of Mission, Carlos Móran, and diplomats Matīas Pinto, Head of the Economic Department, and Pablo Solar, Diplomat in charge of climate change, will be speaking about the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP25, which will be hosted in Chile later this year. They will delve into a conversation about the importance of economic cooperation and how nations are tackling the issue of climate change, among other things. FREE

NOV

12

Tue

Global Education Conference, 8am-4pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). In November 2019, we are hosting an all-day Global Education Conference to convene embassy representatives, the private sector, universities, think tanks, U.S. government, international multi-lateral organizations and other educational institutions to discuss the latest developments in education and, specifically, the issues that are critical to foreign students coming to the United States and their foreign governments, which have a vested interest in finding top educational opportunities for their nationals. Among the myriad of topics we will examine are future education trends, including the skills needed to adapt to a 21st-century world, as well as other pertinent political developments affecting the field. FREE

NOV

12

Tue

WOMEN WHO JAZZ: Maria Pia De Vito, 6-7:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Italian singer Maria Pia De Vito is one of the leading improvising vocalists in Europe. She studied operatic and contemporary singing, piano, percussion and ethnic polyphony before turning to jazz. Testament to her incredible versatility - from scat singing to human beatboxing – De Vito’s performances featured artists such as Joe Zawinul, Michael Brecker, John Taylor, Rita Marcotulli, Paolo Fresu, Norma Winstone, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Dave Liebman and Rama Mani. FREE

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NOV

13

Wed

Film Screening & Discussion on Baltic Victims of the Soviet & Nazi Regimes, 6:30-9:30pm at U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (First Street Northeast). Please join us on Wednesday, November 13 for a Discussion on the Baltic Victims of the Soviet and Nazi Regimes, featuring an exclusive viewing of the film Ashes in the Snow. FREE

Friday, November 15, 2019

NOV

15

Fri

XII Annual Charity Wine Tasting, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Enjoy the best Argentine wines paired with delicious hors d'oeuvre, and help us fund an education project in Argentina, one sip at a time! $50+

Saturday, November 16, 2019

NOV

16

Sat

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science, 7-8pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Avenue NW Auditorium). SEXY SCIENCE: Serious Humor is a witty and inspiring performance about skeptical thinking, fake news, the secret of German cars, and the important question: Do strippers in the southern hemisphere turn around the pole in the opposite direction? FREE

Sunday, November 17, 2019

NOV

17

Sun

Catherine Wethington in Recital with Wei-Han Wu and Troy Paolantonio, 3-6pm at Ambassade de France / Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). This delightful Sunday afternoon recital is presented by rising American soprano, Catherine Wethington, accompanied by Wei-Han Wu on the piano and with guest artist, Troy Paolantonio, flautist and member of the United States Army Field Band. Together, they will perform a collection of four songs that evoke the sounds of nature, including Handel’s “Sweet Bird”, Delibes' "Le Rossignol", David’s “Charmant oiseaux”, and Benedict’s "The Gypsy and the Bird”. Also featured will be the "Three Browning Songs" by Amy Beach, America's first successful female composer of large-scale art music, as well as a collection of songs by Stephen Foster, who is known as the father of American song-writing. The recital will end with a few wonderful surprises in the form of popular arias from the American and Italian repertoire. $30

Monday, November 18, 2019

NOV

18

Mon

La Maison Française of the French Embassy, 7-9pm at La Maison Française of the French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington). Paul Sanchez est revenu! (2018), by Patricia Mazuy will be screened at the French Embassy on Monday, November 18 at 7 pm. Organized by Film at Lincoln Center in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, NY and Unifrance. Thanks to Florence Almozini and Maddie Whittle, Film at Lincoln Center; Adeline Monzier, Unifrance; Amelie Garin-Davet, Cultural Services of the French Embassy NY. $5+

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NOV

19

Tue

SHARKS, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). Take an awe-inspiring 3D journey to the world’s shark hot spots in Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Bahamas with National Geographic Explorer and Emmy-winning director of photography Filipe DeAndrade. Get daringly close to these important apex predators—and experience the unnerving contrast between flourishing habitats where they’re present and unhealthy ecosystems where they’re not. $35

NOV

19

Tue

Bread and Roses: Water Rising (film), 6-8pm at Busboys and Poets (Takoma) (235 Carroll Street Northwest). Hope and change in Bolivia in an era of water privatization. Filmed entirely in Bolivia, the film shares intimate portraits of people living in a ramshackle city where, despite an abundance of freshwater, they struggle for the right to access clean, safe and affordable water. FREE

NOV

19

Tue

Mujeres de Cine: The Wild Season, 6:45-9pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th St NW). Discover the full program of 2018 Mujeres de Cine Film Series in Washington DC, presented by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the National Museum of Women in the Arts and AFI Silver Theatre. FREE

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

NOV

20

Wed

Trans-Atlantic LGBT Business Dialogue, 3-5pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). This panel discussion and networking reception brings together business representatives from Sweden and the US to exchange ideas on corporate and economic relationships from the perspective of both business cultures. FREE

Thursday, November 21, 2019

NOV

21

Thu

NAT GEO NIGHTS: EARTH INNOVATION, 5:30-8:30pm at National Geographic Campus (1600 M St NW). Hear from Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation grantees Lisa Mandle, Africa Flores, and Heather J. Lynch about how they are harnessing big data, advanced computing, and machine learning to help create a more sustainable future for us all. $20

NOV

21

Thu

Latvian Film Club: Eight Stars, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). This film tells about the most striking and tragic phenomenon during the development of the self-awareness of the Latvian nation – the Latvian Riflemen. The first Daugavgrīva regiment, the second Riga, third Kurland, fifth Semigallian, sixth Tukums, seventh Bauska and eighth Valmiera regiments of Latvian Riflemen – this was Latvia before its statehood. The film is a historically chronological study beginning with the formation of the Riflemen battalions and their first battles until the end of the Civil War in Russia, when a large part of the Riflemen returned home to the recently established state of Latvia. This is a story about common people challenged by the Big Epoch that determined their lives. FREE

NOV

21

Thu

Ambassador Insider Series - Finland / European Union, 6-9pm at Embassy of Finland (3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW). Trump, trade, Iran, China, Russia, climate change, populism, migration and aging. These are just some of the urgent issues of the day that we’ll be discussing at a special Ambassador Insider Series (AIS) on November 21, at the Finnish Embassy featuring European Union Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis and Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU. FREE

Saturday, November 23, 2019

NOV

23

Sat

Beaujolais and Beyond Celebration 2019, 8pm-midnight at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Enjoy unlimited Beaujolais Nouveau all night long, sample food from some of Washington’s best French restaurants, and dance the night away at The Wine Event Of The Year! $69

Friday, November 29, 2019

NOV

29

Fri

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

December 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

DEC

1

Sun

A Charlie Brown Christmas with The Eric Byrd Trio, 3pm or 6:30pm at The Hamilton Live (600 14th St NW). For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. $15-35

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

DEC

3

Tue

SECRETS OF THE BLUE ZONES KITCHEN, 6-8pm at National Geographic Campus (1600 M St NW). Building on decades of research, longevity expert and best-selling author Dan Buettner debuts his first cookbook—a blend of National Geographic photography, 100 recipes inspired by the Blue Zones, and the science that explains why certain foods make you healthy. Find out from Dan what makes these communities so special, then sample food and beverages from the innovative, life-affirming recipes featured in the book during a reception following the talk. $60

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

DEC

4

Wed

THROUGH THE LENS: HIDDEN WORLDS, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). As one of the first women field photographers to join National Geographic magazine, Jodi Cobb has developed an international following for her visually powerful work. She will present a retrospective of her decades-long, distinguished career as a photojournalist known for revealing hidden societies, from the lives of geisha in Japan to the world of human trafficking. $25

Thursday, December 5, 2019

DEC

5

Thu

Winternational- 8th Annual Embassy Showcase, 11am-3pm 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

5

Thu

OVERHEARD: A LIVE PODCAST RECORDING, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). Join us for a special live recording event that brings National Geographic’s new podcast Overheard out from the studio and onto the stage. National Geographic senior editor and podcast host Peter Gwin invites audiences to tune in to the fascinating conversations overheard at National Geographic headquarters. Don’t miss the chance to go behind the scenes with an explorer on a mission to reveal the mysteries behind our big, bizarre, and beautiful world. $25

DEC

5

Thu

Latvian Film Club: Before The Day Breaks, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). Embassy of Latvia, in partnership with the National Film Center of Latvia, presents the Latvian Film Club - film series from June 2019 to May 2020. Most active movie goers will receive prizes in May 2020. Registration required via Eventbrite (free tickets). FREE

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DEC

12

Thu

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception, 7:30-10pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Art Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music in a Tribute to Tchaikovsky. The concert is followed by a wine reception. You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends. Tickets for the rare delight of a classical concert at the French Embassy featuring the world-renowned performers are only $55 for a limited time. $55

Thursday, December 26, 2019

DEC

26

Thu

Ben Williams: A Holiday Musical Extravaganza, 8pm at The Hamilton Live (600 14th St NW). Grammy Award-winning bassist & native Washingtonian Ben Williams celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in his annual extravaganza. $20+

February 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2019

FEB

11

Tue

EXPAND THE FIELD, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). Join us, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, for an insightful discussion with National Geographic Explorers who are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge, building a diverse community of innovators, and inspiring the next generation of change makers. This event will explore the many facets of who each explorer is through funny, thoughtful, and honest stories that highlight the unexpected and often overlooked realities of being female scientists and storytellers. $25

Thursday, February 20, 2019

FEB

20

Thu

NAT GEO NIGHTS: AFRICA'S LAST WILD PLACES, 5:30-8:30pm at National Geographic Campus (1600 M St NW). Learn about how African Parks’ approach to revitalizing this important ecosystem is benefiting local communities and critical species, including lions and elephants, and discover how this approach can be replicated to help protect Africa’s other last wild places. $20

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