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Friday, April 26, 2019

APR

26

Fri

Elsie Zarin Goll and Liz Goll Lerner Art Gallery Opening Reception, 5pm at Launch Workplaces (4701 Sangamore Road, #100n, Bethesda, MD 20816). Join artist Liz Goll Lerner as she shares the unique vision of mother and daughter in her new gallery show at Launch Workplaces! This unique exhibition explores the foundational influences from Mother to Daughter: Elsie Zarin Goll and Liz Goll Lerner, from representational to abstract expressionism. Sip wine and enjoy light fare as you are transformed by their creative and dynamic works. FREE

APR

26

Fri

Breakin' Even Fest 2019 - 3 Nights of Punk in DC, varies at Pie Shop DC (1339 H st NE). Breakin' Even Fest 2019 - 3 Nights of Punk in DC on April 26-28 @ THE PIE SHOP (aka Dangerous Pies DC). $12

APR

26

Fri

Concert: Together with Notre-Dame de Paris, 7pm at Basilic of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Join us on April 26th, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. for a free concert celebrating the spiritual and cultural significance of Notre-Dame de Paris in the world and the hope for its future. The program (to be announced soon) will feature Johann Vexo, organist at Notre-Dame de Paris, and the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Johann Vexo was playing at Notre-Dame when the fire started on April 15th. He is the last musician to have performed there. FREE

Saturday, April 27, 2019

APR

27

Sat

French Embassy Monte Carlo Gala, 8:30-11:45pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Open bar, food, European Ballroom Dancing, casino games, late night DJ dancing, chocolates from throughout Europe, and hundreds of young professionals. $85

APR

27

Sat

TALE OF A THOUSAND TEMPLES: The Untold Story of a Javanese Princess, 6:30-8:30pm at UDC Theater of The Arts (4200 Connecticut Ave NW). This show is a teamwork between committees, professionals, script writers, and music director, in collaboration with local art centers, PERMIAS (organization that unites Indonesian college students in the US), and other Indonesian communities and organizations in Washington, D.C. area, and supported by the Indonesian Embassy. $10

APR

27

Sat

RosĂ© All Day, 1-3pm at Cork (1805 14th, NW). Join us for our annual RosĂ© wine tasting class featuring wines from our friends at Potomac Selections and Rosenthal Imports. We will taste up to 8 wines that are perfect drinking for the spring and summer weather. Kick off RosĂ© season on Cork’s new patio (weather permitting) tasting wines from Italy and France. Pick all the perfect wines for the summer and get special pricing so you can stock up! $75

APR

27

Sat

Studio Gallery Closing Reception, 4pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Join us for a night to be surrounded by beautiful art, good company, and complimentary refreshments. Be sure to see Suzanne Yurdin's show 'Paradise Lost' before it's gone! Her work "may trigger memories rather than describe a specific place, while evoking a sense of urgency to preserve the natural beauty around us," as described by Yurdin! Hope to see you there! FREE

APR

27

Sat

Meet the Artist Reception for "Dottie Campbell: Amped-Up" Exhibit, 2pm at BlackRock Center for the Arts (12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874). Please join us in the gallery on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a special reception to meet Baltimore artist Dottie Campbell who will deliver brief remarks about the large-scale, abstract color prints on display in her solo exhibition Amped-Up. Enjoy the opportunity to view the exhibition while the artist is present to answer questions and explain her photographic process and movement-capture technique. The exhibition Dottie Campbell: Amped-Up will be on view in the Kay Gallery at BlackRock Center for the Arts from April 27 through June 1, 2019. This event is FREE and open to the public. FREE

APR

27

Sat

Annual SVU Washington Champagne Reception celebrating 30 years anniversary, 3-5:30pm at Whitley Park Condominium Building (5450 Whitley Park Terrace, Community Room, Bethesda, MD 20814). 30 years anniversary of Velvet Revolution ands fall of communism, SPECIAL SPEAKER: Professor Hugh Agnew, GWU. FREE

APR

27

Sat

DC Strings Orchestra: April 2019 Spring Concert, 4pm at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (201 4th Street Southeast). Join DC Strings Orchestra in their 5th concert of the season, A Celebration of Community, held at the historic Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church in SE DC. The program will include artists and winners from our 2nd Annual Concerto Audition in addition to works of Beethoven and Mussorgsky and spoken word. For more information, please visit dcstrings.org. FREE

APR

27

Sat

Breakin' Even Fest 2019 - 3 Nights of Punk in DC, varies at Pie Shop DC (1339 H st NE). Breakin' Even Fest 2019 - 3 Nights of Punk in DC on April 26-28 @ THE PIE SHOP (aka Dangerous Pies DC). $12

APR

27

Sat

10th Annual D.C. Seersucker Social Bike Ride, 11am-2pm at Dupont CircleThe 10th Annual Seersucker Social is here! Join us for our annual stylish and leisurely 10-mile spring bike ride through the streets of Washington, D.C. We will have a few fun stopping points along the way and are working on some fun surprises as well. The ride ends at Dupont Circle to join up with the "Dance at Dupont Circle" event hosted by Public Understanding of Blues and Swing, which is part of the larger D.C. Lindy Exchange (DCLX) 2019 swing dance annual meet. Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Five will be playing at Dupont Circle for an outdoor swing dance from 1-5 pm. FREE

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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28

Sun

Ken Burns and the American Story, 5pm at National Gallery of Art (East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW). Ken Burns, filmmaker, in conversation with David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, trustee of the National Gallery of Art, and chairman of the Smithsonian Institution FREE

APR

28

Sun

Messiah Chamber Orchestra: Brahms Requiem - Capitol Hill Presbyterian, 5pm at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (201 4th Street Southeast). Join the Messiah Chamber Orchestra and the choir of National United Methodist Church in a presentation of the Brahms Requiem. Led by conductor Jeffry Newberger, this will be an event not to be missed. Brief reception to follow. FREE

APR

28

Sun

Breakin' Even Fest 2019 - 3 Nights of Punk in DC, varies at Pie Shop DC (1339 H st NE). Breakin' Even Fest 2019 - 3 Nights of Punk in DC on April 26-28 @ THE PIE SHOP (aka Dangerous Pies DC). $12

APR

28

Sun

Lillis Werder Photography | Gallery Opening, 4-5:30pm at Sonoma Cellar (207 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Please join Sonoma Cellar in celebrating our new art installation! Discerning Destinations by Lillis Werder from April 15 - July 1, 2019. Artist Reception that is free and open to the public is April 28 from 4-5:30pm in the Ballroom. FREE

Monday, April 29, 2019

APR

29

Mon

500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation: a milestone, 6:30pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th Street Northwest). Welcome remarks will be provided by Santiago Cabanas Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain to the United States of America. Afterwards, Admiral Juan Francisco MartĂ­nez NĂșñez, Secretary General for Defense Policy, Ministry of Spanish Defense, and Vice President of the Executive Committee for the Celebration of the Quincentennial of the First Circumnavigation of the World, will give a Keynote speech. FREE

APR

29

Mon

Last Out-Elegy of a Green Beret: A Preview Reception, 6-9pm at Valor Brewpub (723 8th Street Southeast). Please join us at a reception to preview Last Out—Elegy of a Green Beret and talk about the impactful work that The Heroes Journey is doing with our veterans and their families. FREE

APR

29

Mon

People, Policy, & Power, 4-5:30pm at THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (1901 Mississippi Avenue Southeast, Community Meeting Room). A presentation to the community on the work of the Policy Innovation Lab. FREE

APR

29

Mon

A Day of Jazz in Washington DC, varies at various (various). The Skipp Pearson Jazz Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of new partners in the arts providing their support to the full day of programming being offered in honor of National Jazz Appreciation Month, and in support of the United Nation's International Jazz Day 2019. Monday, April 29th is the date for all programming being hosted by the Foundation FREE

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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30

Tue

Wonder Women Tech Global Summit, 4:30-8pm at Embassy of Italy"Fitted for the Future" Work Wear Selection. Score a free outfit from Modcloth to get you ready for success at the Wonder Women Tech Global Summit! Outfit selection is first come, first served with sizes ranging from XS - 4X! FREE

APR

30

Tue

Haiti Tech Summit 2019 (Roadshow to DC), 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The Haiti Tech Summit road show is back and we're heading to Paris, London, Montreal, New York, DC, Miami, London, Dubai and Silicon Valley. Join 100 influencers within the Haitian and Latam tech and business ecosystem! Learn how to get involved and join us on the beach in Haiti. FREE

APR

30

Tue

Internet Distinguished Speaker Series: kc claffy, 7-8:30pm at Science and Engineering Hall Lehman Auditorium (800 21st Street Northwest, Lehman Auditorium, SEH Basement 1). Join ACM for “How to (Not) Regulate the Internet,” a talk by kc claffy, a leading researcher in Internet measurement, winner of the IEEE Internet Award, and member of the Internet Hall of Fame. claffy will discuss the social and economic implications of the changing landscape of the Internet, the history of Internet interconnection, and lessons from her experience in shaping policy. Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for questions. Afterwards, there will be a reception with light refreshments. FREE

APR

30

Tue

Makers Matter: Celebrating the Impact of the Etsy Economy, 6pm at Shop Made in DC (10 District Square Southwest). Creative entrepreneurship is a powerful force, providing supplemental income and jobs to makers while helping to drive local economic development and revitalize cities. Yet this important community of microbusinesses is often overlooked as an engine of economic development and empowerment. FREE

APR

30

Tue

International Astronautical Congress Kick-Off Reception, 5-7pm at Rayburn HOB Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). International Astronautical Congress Kick-Off Reception FREE

APR

30

Tue

Medical Imaging Technology Showcase, 5-7pm at Room G-50, Dirksen Senate Office Building (50 Constitution Ave NE). Come learn about advances in cutting-edge medical imaging technology through hands-on displays, academic research posters, and personal interactions with researchers, patients, and industry partners. Discover how federally-funded research supports the development of these impactful innovations from various perspectives. FREE

May 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MAY

1

Wed

DBG Spotlight [email protected], 6-9pm at Mari Vanna (1141 Connecticut Ave, NW). Join us for an evening of cocktails, networking, and beauty industry news at DBG’s Spotlight Mixer. We'll talk beauty with popular cosmetic brands and spotlight mixer host Matar Gueye, a skincare education & sales coordinator with more than five years of experience sharing tips, best practices, secrets, and innovations throughout the nation’s capital. His work is motivated by the powerful effects of sustainable, clean skincare and the promise of healthier skin and a healthier planet for all. $25

MAY

1

Wed

Wonder Women Tech Global Summit, 9am-6pm at La Maison Francaise, Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest, Embassy Row). Global thought leaders, industry professionals, visionaries, and amazing women and men will converge at the Embassy of France to enjoy a full day of special programming, mentor magic, a career fair and expo, and more! FREE

MAY

1

Wed

THROUGH THE LENS: SAVING AFRICA'S WILDLIFE, 7:30-9pm at Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Campus (1145 17th Street NW). Take this rare opportunity to hear from documentary photographer Brent Stirton, who over his celebrated career has exposed the ongoing battle to protect Africa’s wildlife. See—and hear the stories behind—his work in his native continent to reveal the dangers confronting those at the front lines of African wildlife conservation. FREE

MAY

1

Wed

Beneơ and Beyond, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW). The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the National Museum of the Czech Republic invites you to the reception Beneơ and Beyond, honoring the memory of late Czechoslovak President Edvard Beneơ and First Lady Hana Beneơová on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 6pm. The Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Antonín Staněk, and General Director of the National Museum Michal Lukeơ, will open the evening. FREE

Thursday, May 2, 2019

MAY

2

Thu

Meet the VCs: Panel and Networking, 5:30pm at WeWork (777 6th Street Northwest, 11th Floor). Join the local startup community and fellow entrepreneurs for this special 2-part event, a panel discussion of some of the DMV’s top VCs with a networking component to follow. This is a phenomenal opportunity to network with and learn from current and aspiring small business owners and to hear from our expert panel about market trends and major focuses across 2019 and beyond. $5

MAY

2

Thu

Right Wing & Religious Violent Extremism Policy Roundtable, 10am at International Center for Research on Women (1120 20th Street Northwest). Join WIIS and the Embassy of Liechtenstein on Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM for a policy roundtable on right-wing and religious violent extremism. In this roundtable, we will explore the relationship between the global rise in right-wing/violent extremism and authoritarianism/populism. Furthermore, we will also explore the role of gender and gender norms in explaining the movement. FREE

Saturday, May 4, 2019

MAY

4

Sat

⭐Around the World Embassy Open House - Visit Embassies for FREE!, 9am-4pm at Various embassies (Dupont Circle and nearby areas in NW DC)More than 40 embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents on Saturday, May 4. Participants can travel around the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries - and meet lots of interesting people. FREE

MAY

4

Sat

2019 National Math Festival, 10am-4pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW). Don’t miss the FREE 2019 National Math Festival, organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. This all-ages event brings today’s most fascinating mathematicians together for a variety of presentations, performances, short creative films, and hands-on puzzles, games, art-making, mathletic competitions, and more. See how math connects to what you love. Film animation? Pro football? Magic? Music? Dating? Dance? Cryptography? Planet Earth? Whatever your interest, we’ve got the math for that! FREE

MAY

4

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

MAY

4

Sat

2019 DC Chocolate Festival, 10am-5pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). The DC Chocolate Festival is back! Please join us for a day of chocolate education and enjoyment at our NEW, beautiful venue: La Maison Française. Our new partnership with the French Embassy allows us to use their gorgeous light-filled event venue and offer delicious new chocolate sampling and education opportunities! $20

Sunday, May 5, 2019

MAY

5

Sun

Cinco de Mayo celebration @ El Rey, Noon-1:30am at El Rey DC (919 U Street NW). D.C.'s favorite taco spot is offering tons of Cinco fun, from a Cointreau-exclusive house margs menu to a live mariachi band to the $4 Carnitas Taco del Dia (marinated and braised pulled pork, chopped Spanish onion, tomatillo-avocado salsa, pickled jalapeno and cilantro). El Rey’s beloved full menu of a half dozen of the city’s most mouthwatering tacos — al pastor, carne asada, thai shrimp, de pescado, queso con hongos and adobo chicken — will also be up for grabs, as well as plenty of other signature plates and sides, such as tamales, nachos, elote, chips & guac and more. FREE

Monday, May 6, 2019

MAY

6

Mon

CrossCurrents: European Theater Residency Meet & Greet Discussion, 6:30-9:30pm at House of Sweden (2900 K St NW). CrossCurrents is a citywide biennial festival that highlights innovative artists from around the world who are harnessing the power of performance to humanize global politics. FREE

MAY

6

Mon

United Launch Alliance Reception, 6-8pm at 1100 Longworth House Office Building (15 Independence Ave SE). United Launch Alliance Reception FREE

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

MAY

7

Tue

American College of Emergency Physicians Reception, 5-7pm at Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room: SD-G50 (50 Constitution Ave NE). You are cordially invited to a Congressional Reception hosted by The American College of Emergency Physicians. FREE

MAY

7

Tue

Financial Literacy for Millennials: Home Buying, 5:30-7:30pm at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, 2nd FloorTogether with Prudential, we are excited to announce a three-part series about financial literacy and the importance of planning for your financial future. FREE

MAY

7

Tue

Sing-Along: Money, 7:30-9:15pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). This month's theme: Money. People say it's impolite to talk about, but (as far as I know) they never said anything about singing. We all have to deal with it, so let's do it together, with songs. FREE

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

MAY

8

Wed

The Many Faces of Motherhood, 7pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Motherhood has evolved significantly in the 21st century. Join us for an engaging evening at the Austrian Embassy dedicated to the ever-changing faces of motherhood. #MothersDay2019 FREE

MAY

8

Wed

Concert: Czech boys' choir - Boni Pueri, 7:30-8:45pm at Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center (9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895). The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the concert of the Czech boys' choir Boni Pueri at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center on May 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm. The program includes Czech and Slovak folk songs, works by classical masters such as Antonín Dvoƙák, and a Hollywood medley featuring music from such films as Star Wars, The Mission, and Skyfall. Join us as these angelic voices perform an eclectic program that is sure to be unforgettable. FREE

MAY

8

Wed

Black Economic Alliance Briefing and Reception, 5:30-8pm at Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitor CenterReception Honoring the Members of the 116th Congress FREE

Thursday, May 9, 2019

MAY

9

Thu

In love and war: Tosca with the Washington National Opera, 6pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). The Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera are pleased to present a special preview of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca debuting on May 11th at the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. FREE

MAY

9

Thu

Politics of Culture, Culture of Politics: Europe in the 21st Century, 5pm at Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (Room LJ-119, 10 First Street Southeast). Kluge Center Director John Haskell will interview Kissinger Chair in International Relations and Foreign Policy Ivan Krastev on the connection between culture and politics in the European Union. Krastev is a widely regarded expert on Balkan and European affairs. His latest book is “Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest.” FREE

Friday, May 10, 2019

MAY

10

Fri

DIGGING DEEP INTO THE SHADOWS: FILM SCREENING & BOOK TALK, 7pm at Alliance Française de Washington DC (2142 Wyoming Avenue NW). In partnership with the Embassy of Sweden, Alliance Française of Washington, DC is happy to invite you to a screening of Marty's Shadow (L'ombre de Mart) based on a play by Stig Dagerman, followed by a discussion with Lo Dagerman and Nancy Pick, co-authors of The Writer and the Refugee (Les ombres de Stig Dagerman) about the play. $10-15

Saturday, May 11, 2019

MAY

11

Sat

Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes, 2-4pm at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). This site-specific multimedia project is the result of a year of artistic investigation on issues of home and homelessness and the artist’s infatuation with PINK. By applying the pigment to women and children (characters typically associated with home), memories of her native Colombia, 14 years of residency in Washington, DC and AMA’s permanent collection, she has created a pleasing environment to contrast the experiences of those living in exile, displacement, dislocation, relocation, and eviction. FREE

MAY

11

Sat

Wine Tasting/Seminar at the Embassy of Austria, May 11, 2019 #1, 11:30-12:15pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Are you interested in learning more about the history, the pleasure and the sensory experience of Austria’s wine? If so, our wine seminar during the EU Open House Day at the Embassy of Austria with Klaus Wittauer offers the perfect opportunity. Experience the art of wine tasting, the fun of sharpening your senses, and the amusement of exploring the many exquisite types of wine in an exceptional setting. $12

MAY

11

Sat

Wine Tasting/Seminar at the Embassy of Austria, May 11, 2019 #2, 1-1:45pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Are you interested in learning more about the history, the pleasure and the sensory experience of Austria’s wine? If so, our wine seminar during the EU Open House Day at the Embassy of Austria with Klaus Wittauer offers the perfect opportunity. Experience the art of wine tasting, the fun of sharpening your senses, and the amusement of exploring the many exquisite types of wine in an exceptional setting. $12

MAY

11

Sat

Wine Tasting/Seminar at the Embassy of Austria, May 11, 2019 #3, 2:45-3:30pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Are you interested in learning more about the history, the pleasure and the sensory experience of Austria’s wine? If so, our wine seminar during the EU Open House Day at the Embassy of Austria with Klaus Wittauer offers the perfect opportunity. Experience the art of wine tasting, the fun of sharpening your senses, and the amusement of exploring the many exquisite types of wine in an exceptional setting. $12

MAY

11

Sat

Carmina & Illuminare: Choral Music of the 1600s, 5-7:30pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD 20816). Praised by both The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun ― which noted the group’s “gorgeous tonal balance” ― Chamber Choir Carmina is devoted to exploring the diverse musical styles of the Middles Ages through the Baroque. The group has performed regularly in the Washington area since its founding in 1998, making appearances at such venues as the National Gallery of Art, the National Cathedral, the National Presbyterian Church, Anderson House, and the German Embassy. $10-30

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

MAY

14

Tue

Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta: Documentary and Baroque Concert, 6pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). During the 15th century, Italian villas witnessed an incredible transformation, going from fortified country houses to places of entertainment and leisure, and in the process, experiencing deep remodeling during this transition. Used to entertain guests and as a retreat from the noise and confusion of the streets and piazzas, these villas often featured gardens emulating those of ancient Rome, adorned with an array of statuary. FREE

MAY

14

Tue

CONCERT I Hanna Bachmann & Isabel Pfefferkorn, 7pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3424 International Court, NW). Listen to the strains of the late Classical and early Romantic era followed by some vibrant youthful sounds from Austria. It seems like pianist Hanna Bachmann and mezzo-soprano Isabel Pfefferkorn have found their perfect match on stage as they perform their music. FREE

MAY

14

Tue

Too Wild to Drill Reception, 5-7pm at 2075 Rayburn House Office BuildingToo Wild to Drill Reception FREE

MAY

14

Tue

Korea International Trade Association Reception, 5:30-8pm at CVC-217, Capitol Visitor CenterKorea International Trade Association Reception FREE

Thursday, May 16, 2019

MAY

16

Thu

Workers and the Innovation Age, 8-10am at Newseum (Knight Broadcast Studio, 3rd Floor, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). The Hill will gather key policymakers, labor officials, employers and employees for high-level conversations examining how we as a nation can anticipate and meet the demands of a technology-driven economy. FREE

Friday, May 17, 2019

MAY

17

Fri

Bike to Work Day, All day at Varies115 Bike to Work Day pit stop events will be held throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Take a break at a pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes. Register now, it’s free! There are also a few pit stops open for your afternoon commute back. FREE

MAY

17

Fri

60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart: Neocolonialism & Achebe's Perspective, 9am-2pm at The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (3519 International Court, NW). WEN's mission is to strengthen the black family and to appreciate the good aspects of other heritages. Our core vision is to re-examine history and to shape our current lifestyles with the fundamental core values of our forefathers. Thus, our organization provides an accountable and ethical framework to serve our communities where all peoples with different heritages can relate and understand one another FREE

MAY

17

Fri

BOOK TALK AND SIGNING: Crime scenes at Louvre & Orsay, 7-9:30pm at Alliance Française de Washington DC (2142 Wyoming Avenue NW). In partnership with the Embassy of Greece, we are delighted to invite you for a conference and a book signing with the greek author, Christos Markogiannakis, who wrote in French Scùnes de crime au Louvre and Scùnes de crime à Orsay (The Louvre Murder Club, the Orsay Murder Club). 30 artistic chefs-d’oeuvre in two world-wide famous Parisian museums are revisited as crime scenes. Christos Markogiannakisn will give an illustrated talk that will make you look at art differently! $15

MAY

17

Fri

Intimate Concert with Joe Barbieri, 6:30-8pm at 9 Hillyer Ct NW (9 Hillyer Ct NW). In celebration of the European Month of Culture, join us at IA&A at Hillyer for a special solo performance by Joe Barbieri, presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC. Singer, songwriter, and producer Joe Barbieri is renowned for his vibrant, interactive performance style and songs that blend world music, jazz, and the noble tradition of Italian cantautori. FREE

Saturday, May 18, 2019

MAY

18

Sat

Mariam Tamari and Fadi Deeb, A Soprano and Pianist in Concert, at French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). With thriving international careers, the Palestinian-Japanese soprano Mariam Tamari and Palestinian pianist Fadi Deeb are two of the most accomplished artists of Palestinian origin in the world of classical music today. Celebrating both their cultural and musical roots, the musicians invite you on a luminous journey of art song, piano, and poetry from Palestine, Japan, France, and Italy--across sea and beyond time. $35+

Monday, May 20, 2019

MAY

20

Mon

BMK and DK Beltway Battle!, 7-11pm at Penn Social (801 E St NW). Hope you are prepared and psyched because it's the Final Countdown! The Main Event! Are you ready to RUUUUMMMMBBBLLLLLEEEE?!?! This night, come see who is going to be the number one team for Fall 2018! Your hosts will guide you through all the performances on the road to crowning a winner!! FREE

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

MAY

22

Wed

27th Annual Spring Garden Party, 6pm at Tudor Place (1644 31st Street NW). Mark your calendar now, and join some 500 celebrants who will gather on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. for the 27th Annual Spring Garden Party at Tudor Place. This festive event, chaired by Whitney Rosenthal and Beth Clifton, draws prominent Washingtonians and guests from around the nation. Mr. Bruce Whelihan, a stalwart and longtime supporter and former trustee, will be honored at the biggest fundraiser of the year for Tudor Place Historic House & Garden. TBA

Thursday, May 23, 2019

MAY

23

Thu

Doing Business in the Arctic, 9am-1:15pm at Embassy of Iceland (2900 K Street Northwest). The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce, the Embassy of Iceland in Washington DC, the Arctic Economic Council, the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute FREE

Saturday, May 25, 2019

MAY

25

Sat

Young Ethiopian-Americans for STEM Inaugural Event, 2-5pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Drive Northwest). The Young Ethiopian-Americans for Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) was established by high school students in Northern VA to promote STEM in Ethiopia. The organization follows the Awesome Foundation model to support small STEM projects in Ethiopia. Please join us for this inaugural event to learn about the organization, network with other students and families and how other teens can be involved. The event is free and includes Ethiopian food and drinks. FREE

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

MAY

28

Tue

SCREENING: The Class by Laurent Cantet, 7pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Set wholly in a secondary school in a working-class district of Paris, where many inhabitants are foreign-born, the film follows a year in the life of a young teacher, François Marin, and the 25 teenage pupils to whom he teaches French for an hour each day. Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he spends a year with his racially mixed students walking the narrow line between maintaining discipline and gaining co-operation. FREE

Friday, May 31, 2019

MAY

31

Fri

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring Issue 2019, 6:30pm at Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street NW). Never been to the show? Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. You'll hear vivid, never-before-told, multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by our musical collaborators, Magik*Magik Orchestra. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it. $29-39

June 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019

JUN

1

Sat

Host with the Most: Instagram-Worthy Summer SoirĂ©es, 1-3pm at Cork (1805 14th, NW). This second class in our Host with the Most series featuring Cork's Diane Gross and Pinch & Plate's Janell Adjepong will help you get ready for warm-weather entertaining. Diane and Janell tackle the challenges and considerations of outdoor entertaining - from ensuring the food and wine stay at the proper temperature and choosing floral arrangements that won’t wilt, to preparing a menu of backyard bites, the best patio wines, and setting a transportive table. $75

JUN

1

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Monday, June 3, 2019

JUN

3

Mon

"Do Something: The Jeffrey Modell Story" Screening and Reception, 6-8pm at 2186 Rayburn House Office BuildingYoung parents Fred and Vicki Modell are overjoyed by the arrival of their first child, a perfect baby boy they name Jeffrey. But just months later, it becomes clear that something’s wrong. Jeffrey is diagnosed with a rare disease that leaves him frequently sick and perilously susceptible to even the most common cold. He begs his parents to ‘do something’ and though they desperately try, Jeffrey ultimately succumbs to his illness at the age of 15. FREE

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

JUN

25

Tue

A PEOPLE’S CHOIR DC (SING-ALONG) at DC9 Nightclub, 7:30-9:15pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). Theme TBA after our May 7 sing-along! We'll be up on the second floor at DC9 Nightclub. Singing starts around 7:30pm, but come early to enjoy the (enclosed) roof and happy hour. The big, sliding door halfway to the roof should be open by 7:10pm or so. FREE

Sunday, June 30, 2019

JUN

30

Sun

2019 RAMMY AWARDS GALA, 5pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BizBash Magazine since 2008, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants! $325

July 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

JUL

4

Thu

Independence Day Concert, 11am,12pm,1pm at NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM, America by Air Exhibit (Independence Ave at 6th St, SW). Celebrate the 4th of July with a special performance by the United States Air Force Band's Ceremonial Brass Quintet. Performances will begin at 11:00 am, noon, and 1:00 pm. Each concert will last 20 minutes. Concerts at the Museum in Washington, DC feature vocal and instrumental selections from a variety of musical genres including big band, jazz, popular, patriotic, and classical. World-class musicians from the U.S. military are sure to both entertain and inspire you. FREE

Saturday, July 6, 2019

JUL

6

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

August 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

AUG

3

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

September 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

SEP

7

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SEP

12

Thu

ZOO UNCORKED, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, on Sept. 12 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Raise your glass for conservation and enjoy wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards in the beautiful setting of the Zoo. TBD

Saturday, September 21, 2019

SEP

21

Sat

ZOOFIESTA, 11am-3pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Visitors can kick off the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at “ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia,” a free event Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America. FREE

October 2019

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

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

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

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

November 2019

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

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