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Friday, January 18, 2019

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18

Fri

Winter Reception At The Embassy of France, 6-9pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). Buffet Campagnard (Typical french style finger food buffet) prepared by Chef Mark Courseille of Le Café Descartes of the Embassy will be served. The buffet is a finger food buffet. It is not considered as dinner. We will have an Open Bar featuring French wines & drinks. $45

JAN

18

Fri

Chinese Culture Night, 6:30-10pm at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Concert Hall (4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030). Chinese Culture Institute cordially invites you to join the Chinese Culture Night, enjoy the social networking at the reception and then come to experience a spectacular show "Shen Yun". $105

JAN

18

Fri

__lineation__, 7-9pm at DC Arts Center (DCAC) (2438 18th Street NW). John Ros reacts to the thirty-year history of DCAC’s main gallery by creating a site-specific, subtle installation of line-work in order to help visitors become more aware of their surroundings. Ros’ aesthetic, both clean and deliberate, exposes a need to make visible through form and line that which is easily overlooked. __lineation__ is an intervention that in its simplicity and directness encourages contemplation. FREE

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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19

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Front Window Feature: Akemi Maegawa, 5-8pm at Brentwood Arts Exchange (3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, Maryland 20722). The Alumni Clubs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the University of St Andrews, with the support of the Scottish Government, invite you to our annual Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh on Saturday, January, 26th 2019 in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel. FREE

Sunday, January 20, 2019

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20

Sun

Creative Confidence: Transform Your Ideas into Reality, 4-6pm at Dwell DC (1200 Block of Florida Ave NE and Trinidad Ave NE). Putting our ideas out in the world is one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves and the planet. And sometimes, we just need a little nudge to know how to get started. This workshop is for makers of all stripes - from side hustlers to product folks to artists - who want to take their creativity to the next level. $55

Monday, January 21, 2019

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21

Mon

Traditional Viennese Concert Cafe - American Austrian Cultural Society, 3-5pm at The Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court). Please join the American-Austrian Cultural Society in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington for another traditional Wiener Kaffeehausjause prepared our own Austrian Master Chef Wilhelm Jonach. Feel as if you were in Vienna on a relaxing afternoon, reliving the atmosphere of a Viennese Café, renewing old friendships and making new ones as you enjoy Viennese coffee, tea, or a glass of delicious Austrian wine, traditional Belegte Brötchen (open sandwiches), as well as Apfelstrudel mit Schlagobers (apple strudel with whipped cream) and exquisite petit fours. $35+

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

JAN

22

Tue

⭐Winter Homebuyer Seminar, 6:30-8pm at Berkshire Hathaway (1930 18th St NW #4). Come and learn all about the DC Open Doors & Mortgage Credit Certificate program, other methods to save when buying a home, how to prepare for a home purchase and present a competitive offer, neighborhoods to consider investing in, and more! FREE

JAN

22

Tue

Visualizing the History of Fugazi + Viz and Tell, 6-8pm at Arlington Tech eXchange (Excella Consulting) (2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 630, Arlington, VA). Carni Klirs is a designer and a musician from Washington, DC. He fell in love with design in high school, by making flyers for punk shows. The social activism of the DC punk scene led him to organizations that use design for social good. After graduating from American University, he spent 5 years at Free Range Studios, working for non-profit clients such as Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, and NARAL Pro Choice America. FREE

JAN

22

Tue

The Trump Trade Agenda in the 116th Congress, 12-1:30pm at Covington & Burling LLP (850 10th Street Northwest). To launch the Washington-based activities of the Embassy and Ministry Network in 2019, WITA, with the support of the the law firm of Covington & Burling, will hold a series of monthly lunches on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on trade topics. These exclusive briefings will be conducted under “Chatham House Rules” (participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed). FREE

JAN

22

Tue

The Murderer Lives at Number 21, 7-8:30pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series "Focus on Clouzot", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of The Murderer Lives at Number 21​. Inspector Wenceslas "Wens" Vorobeychik is assigned the case of a serial killer who leaves a calling card with the name “Monsieur Durand” on his victims. FREE

JAN

22

Tue

Night at Little Theater of Alexandria Play "Fantasticks" , 8-11pm (600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). The American Legion Post 24 of Alexandria is participating with Little Theatre of Alexandria in their Partners in Art Night program. The American Legion is sponsoring the play Fantasticks on the evening of January 22 to include with a pre-show reception in the Green Room starting at 6:30pm. Additionally, there will be refreshments available during intermission. $50

JAN

22

Tue

Reception Celebrating Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen, 6-7:30pm (2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join us for a meet-and-greet reception with Dr. Leana Wen on Tuesday, January 22 from 6-7:30pm. Her appointment as President of Planned Parenthood is a historic first in AAPI representation! Refreshments will be served. FREE

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

JAN

23

Wed

Film Screening of "The Young Juggler," Starring Tony Curtis, 6-7pm at Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House, Oak Room (1700 Wisconsin Avenue NW). “Some Like It Hot” came out in 1959, and “Spartacus” in 1960. At the pinnacle of his career, Tony Curtis starred in a telefilm that he coproduced. Though not on a par with either film just mentioned, this 51-minute television segment offers an unusual take on the juggler story to show off Curtis’s looks and talents. It makes the original character into a lady’s man who when pursued by vengeful cuckolds betrays his best friend. Since airing on March 29, 1960, the film has not been screened. Come and enjoy time travel back nearly sixty years—and perhaps a few laughs, both intended and not so. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Jumpstart 2019: Accelerating Gov Cloud in a Cloud Smart World, 6-8pm at 1776 Crystal City (1776 Crystal City). Without a doubt, cloud computing is playing a central role in agency efforts to modernize their IT infrastructure. Agencies have made great strides in understanding the benefits and challenges of cloud. In this meetup, we will discuss how agencies can accelerate cloud adoption. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Intro to Python: Fundamentals, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). Curious what Python is all about? Are you data-driven and interested in finding out how Python can take you to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, and functions, and go over basic data science concepts. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal , 4:30-6pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th Street Northwest). This event is a part of the Global Impact Discussion Series by Founder and Moderator Patricia Schouker, IWP Alumna. This event will follow The Chatham House Rule. About the Book: While driving out of the American embassy in Moscow on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station heard a knock on his car window. A man on the curb handed him an envelope whose contents stunned U.S. intelligence: details of top-secret Soviet research and developments in military technology that were totally unknown to the United States. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Washington After Work Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street Northwest). Join Washington After Work founder for free Millenium Stage events at the Kennedy Center. See world class talent in a fantastic setting all for free! January 23: The NSO Youth Fellows present a night of chamber music and solo performances FREE

JAN

23

Wed

A Casa Tutti Bene ( There’s No Place Like Home ), 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Family reunions are short for a reason: the potential for politeness and civility to give way to childish barbs and decades-old resentments increases exponentially with every passing day. In the latest star-studded movie by Gabriele Muccino, A Casa Tutti Bene (There’s no place like home) an unexpected storm strands a family gathered to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of their grandparents on the small island of Ischia in Italy. The entire family is forced to live under the same roof for two days and two nights, leading to them rehash unresolved conflicts. But when the storm passes and they can return home, nothing will ever be the same again… FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Lecture and Exhibit Opening: A Far Cry, 7-10pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). Czech visual artist Roman Kameš will present the lecture and exhibit A Far Cry, paintings inspired by his time spent in the mountains of Ladakh – the Western Himalayas. The mountains, with the play of shadows on the faces of rocks, are like paintings themselves as the sun strikes them with ultraviolet rays bringing out surprising chromatic harmonies of emerald green, intense bright orange, golden yellow, and deep indigo. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Welcome 116th Congress Reception, 6-9pm at Policy Restaurant & Lounge (1904 14th Street Northwest). Join the grassroots and advocacy community for a special welcome reception for the 116th Congress at Policy Lounge. This will be GPN's first event of the year and many of the 2019 events will be announced and released at this event. If you work in government relations, advocacy, media, communications, The Hill, or just love politics...this is the event for you. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

ACEC/MW 2018-2019 EEA Awards Reception Gala, 6-8:30pm at Top of the Town (1400 14th Street, North Arlington, VA 22209). Please join us for a Unique Evening at a New and Fantastic Location to recognize the Tremendous EEA Projects that the Engineering Firms in our region are being awarded. Drinks at the Bar, Heavy Hor'Devoures, Dessert and the Best Networking Around! $50+

JAN

23

Wed

JumpStart January: Careers in Conflict and Negotiation, 4-6:30pm at Mortara Center BoardroomConflict and Negotiation is an expanding field of professional practice, both in the United States and around the world. The escalating costs of conflict for countries, organizations, and individuals has led to an increased demand for specialists entering the field. Join us for a panel discussion with professionals who have worked across sectors engaged in local and global conflict resolution initiatives. This event includes a moderated panel from 4pm-5pm with a small networking reception, hosted by the Georgetown Baker Negotiation Network, to follow until 6 pm. FREE

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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24

Thu

Hacking 101: Data Visualization, 6-8pm (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209). We recommend that you bring a system with Windows 7-10 for hands-on practice, but no materials are required when attending. This basic introductory workshop will introduce individuals who have no prior experience in the science and art of visualizing data within the context of Cybersecurity. Don’t worry, no math will be involved, that will be saved for a 102. FREE

JAN

24

Thu

A Bokamoso Performance at the Embassy of South Africa, 6-8pm at Embassy of South Africa (3051 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Members of the Bokamoso Life Centre, which provides scholarships for continuing education, social services, and art, drama and music therapy for the community of Winterveldt, South Africa, will perform traditional South African songs and original poetry, while speaking with the audience about their personal stories and experiences at Bokamoso. $50

JAN

24

Thu

Age of Agility Summit D.C., 3-6pm at Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (1615 H Street, NW). This event is the culmination of the Age of Agility National Tour that convened business, education, and policy leaders to develop solutions for aligning education pathways to the future of work. FREE

JAN

24

Thu

2019 APTA CSM Creighton Reception, 6:30-8pm at Marriott Marquis Washington (901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Independence Salon E). Interim Deam Amy Friedman Wilson, the SPAHP Alumni Advisory Board, and the Creighton Physical Therapy Faculty invite all alumni, students, clinical instructors, and friends attending CSM or living in the Washington DC area to join them for a reception featuring a Dean's Update for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, door prizes, light appetizers, drinks, and conversation with Creighton colleagues. FREE

JAN

24

Thu

PTRS Alumni & Friends Reception @ CSM 2019, 6:30-8:30pm at Marriott Marquis Washington (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Marquis Salon 12). Complimentary appetizers and cash bar will be available. We will also recognize our 2018 alumni award winners: Tania Brown (Alumna of the Year) and J.C. Metivier (Young Alumnus of the Year). FREE

JAN

24

Thu

WWLI Event: Rodarte Exhibit and Networking Reception, 5-7pm at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Avenue Northwest). Join WWLI for an evening of luxury fashion and fun! Enjoy access to the Rodarte exhibit and a networking reception on the Mezzanine level in the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts building. The reception includes a 2-hour open bar and hors d'oeuvres. $75+

JAN

24

Thu

Lecture and Exhibit Opening: A Far Cry, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). Czech visual artist Roman Kameš will present the talk and exhibition opening A Far Cry, paintings inspired by his time spent in the mountains of Ladakh – the western Himalayas, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on January 24, 2019, at 6 pm. The mountains, with the play of shadows on the faces of rocks, are like paintings themselves as the sun strikes them with ultraviolet rays bringing out surprising chromatic harmonies of emerald green, intense bright orange, golden yellow, and deep indigo. Each painting tells a story from these mountains. It is raining on the canvas of the Monsoon. The opaque surface of the painting seems impassable, until the eye spots a breach. A bit of Ladakh earth mixed with tempera, Quicksands, traps the adventurer and his footloose spirit. Join us for a lecture with the artist on these works inspired by the majestic mountains of the Himalayas. FREE

Friday, January 25, 2019

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25

Fri

Francophonie Holiday Party @ The French Embassy, 6-8pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). Buffet Campagnard (Typical french style finger food buffet) prepared by Chef Mark Courseille of Le Café Descartes of the Embassy will be served. The buffet is a finger food buffet. It is not considered as dinner. We will have an Open Bar featuring French wines & drinks. $45

JAN

25

Fri

Annual Tatiana Ball / Eжегодный Татьянин Бал, 6:30-10pm at Russian Embassy / Посольствo Pоссийской Федерации (2650 Wisconsin Ave NW). Tatiana Ball is the most sought-out cultural event and it's happening on January 25, 2019, at the Russian Embassy! If you missed it last year - you don't want to miss it again. If you attended, then you know what the hype is all about. $75+

JAN

25

Fri

Open House for Prospective Students at The Institute of World Politics, 5:30-7:30pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th Street Northwest). Join us for a cocktail reception to learn about our unique graduate programs in the areas of National Security, Intelligence, and International Affairs. A panel discussion and information Q&A about The Institute of World Politics (IWP) will follow. All those interested in IWP's application and admission process are welcome to attend. FREE

JAN

25

Fri

FACETS Art Reception, 5:30-8pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street Northwest). Art Impact™ International's Exhibition "FACETS" will come to a close on January 31, 2019. The artwork is being exhibited from Jan. 10th through the 31st. It features 30 Artists from the DMV area. Enjoy 101 works of art. You, your family and friends are invited to enjoy our Closing Reception with Artist Talks, refreshments, good company and good times. Register to obtain your ticket letting us know you will attend, Friday, January 25, 2019 (5:30 PM to 8:0 PM. FREE

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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26

Sat

A Toast to the Tastemakers: A Celebration of International Sous Vide Day, 6-9:30pm at Ambassade de France / Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Celebrate International Sous Vide Day along with the birthday of the sous vide pioneer himself, Dr. Bruno Goussault. Both a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception and 4-course seated dinner with wine will let you experience the pure, complex flavors of US, French, and Thai cuisine (along with a few other favorites of Dr. Goussault himself) prepared using the technique of sous vide. $100

JAN

26

Sat

4th Annual BKE Winter Fashion Show- "Wool Wonders", 6:30-10pm at Embassy of Uzbekistan (1746 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). We are excited to celebrate our 4th anniversary with our friends and fans at the iconic Embassy of Uzbekistan Washington DC. You are in treat for an Haute couture winter fashion show featuring "WoolWonders” by Irena Levkovich along with other designers and live performances as celebrate the rich Ubbek arts and culture Tickets are on sale now and grab yours while they last. $20+

JAN

26

Sat

Winter Opening Reception, 6-9pm at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW). Mix and mingle with artists, curators, and fellow patrons at our Winter Opening Reception. See our four new exhibitions on view: The Gifts of Tony Podesta; Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color; Jirí Kolár (1914 – 2002): Forms of Visual Poetry, and Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections, presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art. Free and open to all. FREE

JAN

26

Sat

2019 Scottish Universities Burns Night & Ceilidh, 6-11:30pm at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). The Alumni Clubs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the University of St Andrews, with the support of the Scottish Government, invite you to our annual Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh on Saturday, January, 26th 2019 in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel. $120

JAN

26

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Panamá in the Capital #wydDC, 12:30-9:30pm at The Catholic University of America/La Universidad Católica de América (620 Michigan Avenue Northeast ). Join thousands of college students and young adults (ages 18-39) on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for a one-day Catholic festival at The Catholic University of America. Experience World Youth Day in Panama including world-renowned speakers, live music, simultaneous streaming of Pope Francis in Panama, and authentic Panamanian culture! $10-20

Monday, January 28, 2019

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28

Mon

Diversi: 1938 by Giorgio Treves, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute invite you to the US Premiere of 1938: Diversi, a documentary by Academy Award nominated director Giorgio Treves. FREE

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Getting Started in Tech, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). In this talk, we'll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the local tech community. Then we'll dive into the job opportunities available locally, from positions you've heard of like front end developer, to ones that are new to the scene, like developer evangelist. Come armed with questions, this is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know about beginning your career in tech. FREE

JAN

29

Tue

Lecture: Contending with the Holocaust in Central Europe, 6-8pm at Embassy of Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the lecture Contending with the Holocaust in Central Europe by Michael Kraus, Dirks Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, on January 29, 2019, at 6 pm. In his reflections on the subject, Dr. Kraus traces the journeys of his relatives, those who perished and those who were saved. FREE

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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30

Wed

Intro to Data Science: Predict the Box Office, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). Can box office sales be predicted? We'll show you how using Python, as well as introducing core Data Science concepts and processes. No previous knowledge of Data Science is required, though some programming background is helpful. This is designed to be a fun, introductory workshop for beginners. Be sure to bring your laptop. FREE

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Wed

Washington After Work Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street Northwest). Join Washington After Work founder for free Millenium Stage events at the Kennedy Center. See world class talent in a fantastic setting all for free! January 30: Renato Bellucci, a treasured classical guitarist from Paraguay, showcases his innovative style for D.C. audiences with the special participation of singer Chiara Bellucci. FREE

JAN

30

Wed

Reactions to Contemporary Culture: Featuring French artists, 6-8pm at Artist's Proof Art Gallery & Consultancy (1533 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Artist’s Proof in collaboration with Batignolles in DC is pleased to announce the exhibition Reactions to Contemporary Culture: Featuring French artists Helder Batista and Gaëtan de Seguin. Responding to pivotal events that have shaped contemporary culture, Batista and de Sequin challenge the traditional boundaries of art and defy easy definition. FREE

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Thu

The Night of Ideas, 630pm at La Maison Française - Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Don’t miss the first Washington, D.C. edition of the Night of Ideas, a global marathon of ideas with talks and performances by today’s leading thinkers and creators. For one night only, guests will have the unique opportunity to hear from philosophers, sociologists, economists, musicians, artists and authors from the Washington, D.C. area and around the world while exploring the museum during special extended hours. FREE

February 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

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Cloth and Community: An Edible Color Workshop, 7-10pm at The Lemon Collective (808 Upshur St NW, 2nd Floor). A workshop combining cloth and food to create a night of fine dining that engages all five senses. Participants will be invited to eat a three course meal prepared by local food professional Rachel Robey, that uses whole and seasonally appropriate ingredients to create artful, filling food. Throughout the meal, participants will be guided by Eliza Wapner to use specific ingredients that were used in meal that double as dye plants to dye their very own silk bandana. The meal will highlight the connections between food and cloth including sustainable and ritual practices while also providing a unique, sensory experience. $70

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Fri

GEP/NRSD Alumni Conference Friday Feb 1, 2019, 2:30-8pm at Letts Hall- Formal Lounge (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW). You are invited to come together as a group of talented and diverse alumni, faculty, staff and current students to reflect on our planet's greatest challenges. It is also the perfect chance to catch up and reconnect with old friends and mentors and form new ties. FREE

FEB

1

Fri

Georgian Embassy Movie Series: Namme, 6:30-9:30pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R Street Northwest). Namme lives with her father Ali in a remote Georgian village in the midst of the countryside. Ali has been a water healer for many years, hoping his sons and his daughter will eventually take over this significant task within the village community. As his sons have developed in different directions, Namme is the only one willing to take over from her father and become a healer. Ali prepares her for this responsibility but the experience of the outside world, her discovery of the kind of life she is about to commit herself to, leads her into a deep crisis. FREE

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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5

Tue

DC API User Group - February Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). FREE

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5

Tue

Diabolique, 7-9pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series "Focus on Clouzot", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of Diabolique. FREE

FEB

5

Tue

A U.S. Perspective of Cyber Intelligence for Critical Infrastructure, 4:30-6pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th St. NW). The energy sector faces more cyber attacks than any other industry. Despite escalating risks, the energy sector faces serious challenges responding to security threats effectively. It is imperative that the United States takes the necessary steps to update and protect its existing energy infrastructures – particularly the electrical grid – in order to bolster its security. Making things a little more difficult to predict, not all U.S. electrical grids are created equal. The electrical sector has been late in the game when it comes to embracing information technology that focus on technology. FREE

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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6

Wed

"Open to Interpretation" - Paintings and drawings by Claudia Samper, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). If someone had told me years ago that I was going to use birds as my subject matter, I would not have believed them, but here we are! Over the years, I have developed a connection with birds. This stems, I believe, from sharing the start of my day together as I sit on my patio with my morning coffee. I observe them carefully and have come to appreciate their apparent freedom, inclination to explore, early rising habits, delicate yet sturdy nests they build for their family, beautiful songs, and of course, their colorful plumage. FREE

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Feb. Fall/Winter 2019 District of Fashion Runway Show, 6-10pm at TBD (TBD). The DowntownDC BID is producing a NYFW inspired runway show on Thurs. Feb. 7, 2019 to feature Fall/Winter 2019 looks. Our goal is to bridge the gap between DC and NY by aligning ourselves with industry standard practices in fashion and highlighting the unique talent located in the DC/MD/VA area. The DMV area is filled amazing designers, models and talent that already have made names for themselves worldwide and DowntownDC aims to create a platform to showcase them to elevate DC’s position in the fashion industry. FREE

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7

Thu

Literature as Resistance: Dutch Clandestine Literature (1940–1945), 6-7:30pm at Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House, Oak RoomIn this lecture, Jeroen Dewulf shows that, in all its complexity, clandestine literature offers a unique perspective on Dutch society under German occupation and on the postwar debates about heroism, resistance, collaboration, and victimization. FREE

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Thu

2019 Annual Gala, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Please join the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital for our Annual Gala honoring Juliet Eilperin for Excellence in Journalism. $175+

FEB

7

Thu

DCEFF Benefit Reception for Juliet Eilperin, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Please join the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital for our annual Benefit Reception honoring Juliet Eilperin for Excellence in Journalism. $175+

FEB

7

Thu

Opening Reception of OPEN: An Installation by Robin Bell, 6-8pm at Flagg Building (500 17th Street NW Washington, DC). OPEN, an installation of lights and projections by artist Robin Bell, is a celebration of transparency, belonging and accessibility. Reflecting on the cancellation of the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Corcoran some thirty years ago, Bell intends for OPEN to serve a counterpoint to decisions regarding censorship, erasure and closure. FREE

FEB

7

Thu

YTP: 10th Annual YTP Holiday Reception with Former Rep. Jim Kolbe, 6-8pm at TBA (TBA). Former Rep. Jim Kolbe once again invites YTP to his Capitol Hill home for a discussion of current and past trade and political topics over hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The reception will take place from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, February 7th. As it is a private residence and space is very limited, RSVP is necessary. FREE

Friday, February 8, 2019

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Fri

Improv Pop-Up Presents: Melanin - A Comedy Show, 8-9:30pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW). Improv Pop-Up is at it again -- bringing you some of the best improvisers in DC in this all People of Color cast! If you've never seen improv comedy before, imagine SNL but made up on the spot and funnier! $10

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8

Fri

The Late Shift: Love & Ritual, 7-10pm at Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). On the Second Friday of every month, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists’ studios during The Late Shift. In February, spread love through art, music, and healing arts. Co-curated by The Omi Collective, an artist cooperative that works with creatives to develop artistic fashions and designs while maintaining community spirit. Target Gallery also hosts the reception for Ritualisms. FREE

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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Pop-Up Magazine: Winter Issue 2019, 6:30pm at Warner Theatre (513 13th St NW). Pop Up Magazine is a live magazine :a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people. $20+

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Sweethearts & Patriots Gala, 7pm at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Sweethearts and Patriots is a charity gala that benefits organizations in support of veterans. In 2019, the beneficiaries will be Disabled American Veterans and Terre Fraternité. The evening will be a celebration with a French and American patriotic theme including heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and dancing. The event is open to all, and sponsored by the District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. $135+

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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Daniel Stipe In Recital, 7:30-9pm at Virginia Theological Seminary, Immanuel Chapel (3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304). In 2019, Virginia Theological Seminary’s Lifelong Learning Department’s Music, Liturgy, and the Arts presents three music events at the award-winning Immanuel Chapel, located in Alexandria, Virginia. We welcome you to experience the diversity of offerings, the melodic contributions of the performers, and the majesty of the space. FREE

Monday, February 11, 2019

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Mon

Expand the Field, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1145 17th Street NW). For more than 130 years, National Geographic has expanded the understanding of our planet and beyond by supporting a diverse group of bold people and their transformative ideas. Join us, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, for a special night with some of our amazing explorers—linguistic anthropologist Sandhya Narayanan, paleoanthropologist and stand-up comic Ella Al-Shamahi, oceanographer Katy Croff Bell, and carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant—who are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge, building a diverse community of innovators, and inspiring the next generation of changemakers. $25

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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12

Tue

Using MLflow to Manage the Machine Learning Life Cycle, 6:30-8:30pm (TBD). As data science teams adopt tools for experimentation, deployment, and scale out their teams, MLflow can serve as a powerful tool to integrate the development of AI models and the overall platform surrounding them. MLflow is an open-source platform to manage the machine learning lifecycle, and in this talk, we will show how this tool can be leveraged in Databricks to track experiments from multiple runs, reproduce results, perform remote runs and deploy models for real-time testing. FREE

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ILSS 116th Congress Welcome Reception!, 6-8pm (27 D St SE). Join the Illinois State Society as we welcome in the 116th Congress and the newly elected Illinois Members of Congress – Jesus Garcia (IL-4), Sean Casten (IL-6), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) FREE

FEB

12

Tue

Women Who Jazz: Ada Montellanico and Her T Quartet in Concert, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Our 2019 music season starts with the first US performance of acclaimed vocalist Ada Montellanico, the most sweet and gripping voice of the Italian jazz scene. Accompanied by her T Quartet, Ada Montellanico will present to DC Jazz enthusiasts Tencology, a journey through the repertoire of Italian songwriter Luigi Tencoand other classic cantautori revisited with a unique jazz & swing twist. FREE

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

FEB

13

Wed

16th Annual 911 Honor Awards Reception, 5-8pm at Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building FREE

FEB

13

Wed

SPS Graduate Program Information Session: Washington, DC, 5-7:30pm at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection (1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). The Columbia University School of Professional Studies invites you to a graduate program information session being held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, February 13th from 5:00 - 7:30PM EST. Learn more about SPS and our Master of Science programs in Applied Analytics, Bioethics, Construction Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Information and Knowledge Strategy, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Nonprofit Management, Sports Management, Strategic Communication, Sustainability Management, and Sustainability Science. FREE

Friday, February 15, 2019

FEB

15

Fri

A Toast to Former Presidents! The Frederick Press Book Club Launch!, 6-9pm at Anthony Bowen Branch YMCA (1325 W Street Northwest). “It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control.” - Oprah Winfrey $10

Saturday, February 16, 2019

FEB

16

Sat

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

FEB

16

Sat

Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Ensemble Kalos with Yoojin Baik, 7:30-8:30pm at Church of the Holy City (1611 16th St. NW). Violinist Yoojin Baik In her broad international experience, She has appeared as a soloist at Shenyang Concert Hall, China, the Detmold Concert House, the Weimar fest hall, the Maanheim Ernst-Toch-Hall, the Berlin town Hall. She also appeared at the Schleswig-Holstein Music festival in Luebeck, Germany. $25+

Sunday, February 17, 2019

FEB

17

Sun

__lineation__, 500pm at DC Arts Center (DCAC) (2438 18th Street NW). John Ros reacts to the thirty-year history of DCAC’s main gallery by creating a site-specific, subtle installation of line-work in order to help visitors become more aware of their surroundings. Ros’ aesthetic, both clean and deliberate, exposes a need to make visible through form and line that which is easily overlooked. __lineation__ is an intervention that in its simplicity and directness encourages contemplation. FREE

Monday, February 18, 2019

FEB

18

Mon

2019 ACB Fourth Circuit Moot Court Event, 9am-3pm at Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Ave, NW). Come enjoy local student advocates participate in a regional moot court designed to prepare them to participate in the March American Bankruptcy Institute/Duberstein moot court. FREE

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FEB

20

Wed

"Reporter" – A Conversation with Seymour Hersh, 6:30-7:30pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, McKinley Building - Doyle/Forman Theater). Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author Seymour Hersh joins Investigative Reporting Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis to talk about his 50-year career uncovering some of the U.S. government’s biggest secrets — from the Vietnam War My Lai massacre to Watergate abuses of power to the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. The free program includes a reception and book-signing by the author of "Reporter: A Memoir." FREE

FEB

20

Wed

Concert | Duo Guschlbauer, 7-10pm at Embassy of Austria, Austrian Cultural Forum (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is delighted to present a concert by the young Austrian classical duo Marilies and Nikolaus Guschlbauer. Having played together since their childhood, the musical siblings managed to establish a great harmony and sensitivity in their sound together as a duo. At the ACF Washington, they will present a musical homage to their home country with pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. FREE

Thursday, February 21, 2019

FEB

21

Thu

Hacking 101: Microsoft PowerShell, 6-8pm (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209). This 101 will dive into Microsoft PowerShell. PowerShell is the scripting language and shell framework that is primarily used on Windows computers and can now can be installed on Apple and Linux systems. PowerShell has been around for more than 10 years and is an inevitable replacement for the CLI (command line interface), it’s a versatile tool to learn for admin tasks, server configurations and much more. FREE

FEB

21

Thu

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 6:30-9pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Ave NW, Lecture Room). D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In February, the discussion will focus on Botany. FREE

FEB

21

Thu

George Washington Birthday Mess Night, 6:30-9:30pm at The Army And Navy Club (901 17th Street Northwest). The American Legion George Washington Post 1 celebrates the 287th birthday of our nation's first President, Commander in Chief, and our Post’s namesake. During our birthday event, Veterans, Servicemembers and Distinguished Guests will learn more about General Washington, The American Legion, and toast our armed services in a lighthearted setting. $125

Friday, February 22, 2019

FEB

22

Fri

MHA's Regional Policy Council Briefing and B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception, 4-7pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street Northwest). Please join Mental Health America's (MHA) Regional Policy Council for a policy briefing about suicide prevention and gun safety followed by the Annual B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception. Both events will take place on Friday, February 22, 2018 at the National Press Club, coinciding with the National Governors Association Winter Meeting. The policy briefing will feature Jean Papalia, retired law enforcement officer of Madison Wisconsin Police Department, and will be held in the Zenger Room at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The awards reception will be held in the First Amendment Lounge at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. FREE

Saturday, February 23, 2019

FEB

23

Sat

ŠIBŘINKY • MARDI GRAS • FAŠIANGY • MASQUERADE BALL - ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, 5:30-11:30pm at Embassy Of The Czech Republic in Washington, DC (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). This social event will be an evening of fun activities, dancing and live music with Baltimore Swing Drop. Get inspired by Red Black and Gold theme at the Opera House or famous acts of even most famous Czech, Slovak or World Opera in the rhythm of the walt. Do not miss the our PHOTOBOOTH, RAFFLE DRAWING, and SILENT AUCTION! Enjoy delicious Czech cuisine, great wine selections, and the world's very finest Pilsner Urquell beer! Full course dinner included in your ticket price: Dinner will be served between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. $70-80

Sunday, February 24, 2019

FEB

24

Sun

Cocktail Reception and Rare Disease Documentary Screening, 5:30-9:30pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Amphitheater (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Rare Disease Legislative Advocates invites you to kick off Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill 2019 at the 9th annual Cocktail Reception and Rare Disease Documentary Screening. FREE

FEB

24

Sun

Pinstripes Georgetown Wedding Showcase, 11am-4pm at Pinstripes (1064 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Tour Pinstripes ballrooms, talk to local wedding vendors, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and mimosas as you plan your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Plus, we'll be giving away great prizes throughout the day to enhance your wedding planning experience! FREE

FEB

24

Sun

The A Bridal Show - Metro DC's Wedding Show, 1-4pm at The Virginian Suites (1500 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209). Meet some of the best wedding vendors in metro DC all under one roof while you sample wedding cake, savor cusines get great reception table designs ideas upclose, entertainers and so much more. $12+

FEB

24

Sun

30th International Couture Collections presented by DC Fashion Week, 5-8pm at Embassy of France, La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). DC Fashion Week hosts the 30th International Couture Collections Show. Designers from around the world present their Autumn/Winter 2019 couture collections at the Embassy of France. $70+

Monday, February 25, 2019

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25

Mon

27th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords, 6:30-9pm at Embassy of El Salvador in the United States (1400 16th St. NW). The embassy of El Salvador in the United States of America invites you to the celebration of 27th anniversary the signing of the Peace Accords (1992-2019). FREE

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

FEB

26

Tue

“KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE” Film Screening & Special Sake Tasting, 6:45-9:45pm at Freer Gallery of Art (1050 Independence Avenue Southwest). Join the Embassy of Japan for a two-night premium sake tasting tour where you’ll sample Japan’s most prestigious sake brands. We’ll start the evening with a viewing of the award-winning film “KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE” which chronicles the production of sake from the rice paddies in Japan to breweries around the world. In a special appearance, Mr.Kosuke Kuji, the 5th generation Kuramoto president of Nanbu Bijin Brewery, will be on-hand to answer your questions about the world of sake. You’ll also have the chance to learn tips from three world-renowned “Sake Samarai” experts to enhance your tasting experience. FREE

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

FEB

27

Wed

February - Azure Gov DC Meetup, 6-8:30pm at 1776 Crystal CIty (2231 Crystal Dr #1000 · Arlington, VA). Calling all gov innovators! This is a group for anyone modernizing government IT. More specifically, this group is for anyone interested in Cloud Computing, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Open Source, Cyber Security, Government Security & Compliance as well as Azure for Government. We will invite start-ups, partners, practitioners, government innovators, MVPs and Microsoft product engineers alike to share their latest and greatest in government IT modernization. Bringing real world lessons directly to our DC Government Innovator community. FREE

FEB

27

Wed

FREELANCERS: Between Headlines and Hope, 6:30-9pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). FREELANCERS: Between Headlines and Hope is a 90-minute encounter between media creators, disseminators and consumers exploring ways to support and to protect freelance journalists working overseas. FREE

March 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

MAR

1

Fri

Heavenly Hundred Commemoration - Charitable Concert, 6-10pm at Embassy of Ukraine in Washington DC (3350 M Street Northwest). Embassy of Ukraine in the USA and non-profit charitable organization United Help Ukraine invite you to the 5th Annual Commemoration Evening dedicated to the Heavenly Hundred, who laid down their lives during Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014. Please join us on March 1st, 2019 for the concert and reception to follow. In the program, classical piano music performed by Pavel Gintov. Funds raised at the event will be used to benefit wounded Ukrainian soldiers (project CURE). $50

Saturday, March 2, 2019

MAR

2

Sat

The O'Leary Society reception / Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, 5:30-7:30pm at Clyde's of Gallery Place (707 7th Street Northwest). Please join us and your fellow Mayo Clinic alumni for a time of fellowship designed to reconnect and reminisce about the time you spent at Mayo Clinic and network with each other. We love to see our alumni of all ages and eras, and this is a very special opportunity to renew your connections. FREE

MAR

2

Sat

Master Class: Kronos Quartet, 11am-1pm at Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium (Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW). Members of the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet coach student quartets from the Peabody Institute (Bergamot Quartet) at Johns Hopkins University and Shenandoah Conservatory. The quartets will prepare new works from Kronos' Fifty for the Future multi-year commissioning initiative, including Yessori by Soo Yeon Lyuh and Dance by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh. FREE

MAR

2

Sat

Blagden Alley African Food Tasting - Spring Edition (DC), 3-6pm at Blagden Alley (120 Blagden Alley NW). Enjoy ... Delicious West-African Dishes (The DMV's best Jollof Rice, Suya, Kelewele, Fufu, Spinach Stew, Fried Yams, Pepper Soup, Waakye, Red Red, and our delicious Jerk Wings). $20+

Friday, March 22, 2019

MAR

22

Fri

The Israel Lobby and American Policy 2019 Conference, 8am-5pm at The National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW). Just before the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference and mass congressional lobbying day in Washington, DC, the “2019 Israel Lobby and American Policy” conference will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the National Press Club in the nation’s capital. $99

Sunday, March 24, 2019

MAR

24

Sun

Spring Wedding Showcase, 12-4pm at Embassy Suites by Hilton Springfield (8100 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA 22150). Join us at Embassy Suites Springfield for a day of fun and planning. Get one on one time with a variety of vendors that are here to help with anything you may need for the big day! Event Managers will be on site to give venue tours and provide information for your ceremony, reception, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, room blocks, and more. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will also be provided! FREE

MAR

24

Sun

The Tale of Genji: A Musical Narrative, 2-4pm at Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art (Independence Avenue at 12th St, SW). Follow Japan’s famous Tale of Genji in this original interpretation for traditional Japanese instruments, violin, and keyboard, led by popular violinist and composer Ikuko Kawai. Surtitles will allow the audience to follow the narration in English. The original Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by a woman in the Japanese royal court and recounts the life of Hikaru Genji, the Shining Prince. The author also created hundreds of other characters for this work, often called the world’s first novel. Japanese artworks—including screens, paintings, and illustrated books—depicting scenes from the story are currently on view in the Freer. $6

Thursday, March 28, 2019

MAR

28

Thu

Heroes Against Hunger, 5:30-7:30pm at Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North (940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD 20852). Manna Food Center’s annual Heroes Against Hunger Awards Reception, recognizes community champions in the fight against hunger in three categories – Individual Hero, Corporate Hero & Community Hero. The award winners, selected by Manna’s Volunteer Board of Directors, demonstrate a true passion for fighting hunger and feeding hope in Montgomery County. The reception features delicious food, creative cocktails, a dynamic silent auction and a short, meaningful program in the beautiful Canopy By Hilton, uniquely nestled in the heart of North Bethesda. $100+

April 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

APR

11

Thu

2019 Minority C-Suite Executive Roundtable, 5:30-9pm at Renaissance Hotel (999 9th Street NW). The Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives invites you to one of our annual signature events - the Minority C-Suite Executive Roundtable. The executive roundtable is for senior executives in healthcare, public policy and innovation to network and learn from fellow c-suite health system leaders across the country, it enables current and aspiring health services executives to hear from sought after executive leaders, on topics that are important to minority leaders. $40+

Thursday, April 25, 2019

APR

25

Thu

2019 Security Through Innovation Summit, 7:30am-1:30pm at Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City (1250 S Hayes St. Arlington, VA 22202). As cyber threats become more sophisticated, government agencies are in greater need of actionable threat intelligence and cybersecurity policies to protect against a wide range of attacks. Join top leaders and innovators from the public sector IT community on April 25 at the Security Through Innovation Summit to discuss key issues central to the future of government cybersecurity and IT. FREE with gov email

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