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Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Studio Gallery's Summer Group Show Closing Reception, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Join us for the last chance to see Me and My Shadow, our summer all member's group exhibition! In this show, all of our Studio Gallery artists have been invited to submit a work in their style, reflecting something about their inner landscape. Come learn more about what defines our artists, and their beautiful work! FREE

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2019 Annual Edward L. Love Planning Retreat, 8:30am-3pm at Thurgood Marshall Center For Services (1816 12th Street Northwest). It is with great pleasure that the 46thAdministration of the Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., under the leadership of Polemarch Presley R. Reed Jr., Esq., announce the scheduling of the 2019 Annual Edward L. Love Planning Retreat. This year’s Retreat will be held on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, 1816 12thStreet NW, Washington DC 20009. The Chapter will provide a light breakfast at 8:30 am, while the meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Lunch as well as breverages will be provide, based on a cost of $25 per Brother. $25

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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Kids Culture Day: Buhe Celebration, 4-7pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). Buhe in Ethiopia is celebrated with great pomp. The festival reminds one of an old custom. The main attraction of the Buhe Festival in Ethiopia is the songs of the small boys - Hoya Hoye. Bands of small boys wander from house to house, singing and jostling until they are given some money or fresh mulmul special bread prepared for the holiday). And the festival, which takes place during the rainy season, is one of the most anticipated holidays by young boys. FREE

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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GREEN ROOM AT HOTEL MONACO, 5-8pm at Dirty Habit at Hotel Monaco (555 8th Street NW). Washingtonians are invited to relax after work in the deep-cushioned couches of the iconic hotel’s emerald green living room-style lobby. With musical performances from up-and-coming local artists ranging from contemporary jazz and Afrobeat repertoires to top-40 instrumental covers, guests will experience the art of sound while enjoying bites from Executive Chef Kyoo Eom and cocktails from Beverage Manager Drew Hairston. “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” will offer a new Tuesday habit in the National Historic Landmark that was the original 1839 General Post Office. FREE

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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LGBTQ Enterprising Women: Panel Discussion & Networking, 6-9pm at Keegan Theatre (1742 Church St NW). After the panel, please join us for a networking reception from 7:30pm- 9:00pm at Hank’s Cocktail Bar (2nd Floor of Hank’s Oyster Bar), featuring an assortment of passed small bites and happy hour priced beverage specials, including the Enterprise punch with 100% of proceeds going to the Blade Foundation. FREE

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US-Africa Relations: Insights from Mandela Washington Fellows, 4:30-6:30pm at Russell Senate Office Building (Room 325 - Kennedy Caucus Room). You are invited to join a conversation about U.S. policy in Sub-Saharan Africa featuring three Mandela Washington Fellows and an American Reciprocal Exchange Awardee. This event will take place on August 21, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM in the Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325). The session will be a facilitated question-and-answer “talk show” style conversation with the audience, with the panelists discussing their experiences on the Fellowship in the United States, the importance of U.S.-Africa relations, and their important work on the continent. Refreshments and a networking reception will follow the panel discussion.\ FREE

Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Cafe Mocha Radio: 'Salute Her': Beauty of Diversity Cocktail Reception & Awards - Washington, DC, 6:30-10pm at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 6th St SW ). The Cafe Mocha Radio Show, locally heard Saturdays from 7-9 a.m. on WHUR-FM 96.3, will host Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity Cocktail Reception & Awards presented by Toyota USA Thursday, August 22nd from 6:30-9:30pm at The Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. This fundraiser and celebration will bring together Black and Latino women in the Washington, DC area with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Mocha Cares Foundation that support housing and services to combat homelessness and domestic violence through mentorship programs. $50

Friday, August 23, 2019

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Baltic Way 30 at the U.S. Capitol (West side), 1-2pm at United States Capitol (First Street Southeast). Holding hands in a human chain to celebrate freedom in front of the U.S. Capitol (West side). Afterwards informal gathering at 2.30 PM at Biergarten Haus, 1355 H St NE, Washington, DC. FREE

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MC Hammer's House Party, 8pm at Entertainment and Sports Arena (1100 Oak Drive, SE). Hip-hop sensation MC Hammer will bring his legendary Hammer House Party to D.C.’s new, state-of-the-art venue Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights (1100 Oak Drive SE) presented by SiriusXM Fly on Friday, August 23 with special guests Sir Mix-A-Lot, Kid ‘N Play, Tone Loc, DJ Kool and more. $50

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Dumbarton House’s Dolley Days, 10am-3pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q Street, NW, Georgetown ). Throughout the summer, Dumbarton House Museum in Georgetown hosts an array of interesting and educational events that connect neighbors and visitors to its important past. To mark Dolley Madison’s stop at Dumbarton House on August 24, 1814, during the burning of Washington, enjoy special self-guided tours on Saturday and Sunday featuring special collection and archive documents related to the Madisons. On Saturday bring the family and play historic lawn games, make ice cream, and enjoy kids’ activities. FREE

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A Taste of Barbados 2019, 2-7pm at Embassy of Barbados (2144 Wyoming Avenue Northwest). The Barbados Association of Washington, DC Area Inc. cordially invites you to enjoy the cultural sounds and an array of authentic, delicious Barbadian dishes FREE

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Dumbarton House’s Dolley Days, 10am-3pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q Street, NW, Georgetown ). Throughout the summer, Dumbarton House Museum in Georgetown hosts an array of interesting and educational events that connect neighbors and visitors to its important past. To mark Dolley Madison’s stop at Dumbarton House on August 24, 1814, during the burning of Washington, enjoy special self-guided tours on Saturday and Sunday featuring special collection and archive documents related to the Madisons. On Saturday bring the family and play historic lawn games, make ice cream, and enjoy kids’ activities. FREE

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A Celebration of Dr. Sylvia Traymore! 50 Years of Comedy, 3-8pm at Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel (999 Ninth Street NW). Join us as the top Comedians Celebrate 50 years of the first African American Female Impressionist! Don't miss this Special 1 Night VIP Event at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel DC! $25+

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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GREEN ROOM AT HOTEL MONACO, 5-8pm at Dirty Habit at Hotel Monaco (555 8th Street NW). Washingtonians are invited to relax after work in the deep-cushioned couches of the iconic hotel’s emerald green living room-style lobby. With musical performances from up-and-coming local artists ranging from contemporary jazz and Afrobeat repertoires to top-40 instrumental covers, guests will experience the art of sound while enjoying bites from Executive Chef Kyoo Eom and cocktails from Beverage Manager Drew Hairston. “Green Room at Hotel Monaco” will offer a new Tuesday habit in the National Historic Landmark that was the original 1839 General Post Office. FREE

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Interlogix 2019 Roadshow - Washington, DC, 8am-3pm at The Westin Alexandria (400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314). Join Interlogix in DC to see the latest in innovative security solutions and how we are staying current in today's competitive landscape! FREE

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Kino-Q: The AIDS Trilogy, Pt. III - The Fire Under Your Ass (1990), 6:30-9:30pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K Street Northwest, #03 (Entrance on 20th St. lower level)). As a part of the Goethe-Institut North America’s „Queer as German Folk“ series – in which we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Uprising as a milestone in the fight for gender diversity and equality – the Goethe-Institut Washington and its many local project partners have selected a number of culturally- and historically-significant films from Germany and North America, highlighting various aspects of queer rights movements. We present Kino-Q, a film series that guides viewers through parts of this history, paired with expert-led discussions. FREE

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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HEALTH & WELLNESS: Sunrise Pilates on the Rooftop, 6-7am at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). Start the day with Sunrise Pilates on House of Sweden’s Rooftop overlooking the Potomac. Certified instructur: Ulrika Frank. ONLY on select Wednesday. FREE

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46th Annual NPC Journalism Awards Dinner, 6-9pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW). The National Press Club will celebrate the best in broadcast and print stories from breaking news and Washington regional reporting to humor, political journalism and many other categories at the 46th Annual Journalism Awards Dinner $60

Saturday, August 31, 2019

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LAPOP 2019 APSA Reception, 7:30-9pm at Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street Northwest). FREE

September 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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The Human Condition Exhibition Opening, 6-8pm at Latela Curatorial (716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #27). Latela Curatorial is proud to host The Human Condition, a mixed media group exhibition. The "human condition" is defined as "the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality." This exhibition presents a patchwork media that represent fleeting moments, feelings, and various identities that we present in our everyday life. While individually, they may contradict, clash, or disguise, but their collective defines us as humans, and as artists. FREE

Friday, September 6, 2019

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Drive-In at Union Market: Coco, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

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Fall Reception At The Embassy of France [La rentrée EDITION], 7-10pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). How about traveling to France without airport hustle, jet lag,...etc? This event is a showcase of France and French culture. In this respect, this particular event is themed 'La rentrée'. $35

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The Director's Essay Prize Lecture and Ceremony, 4-6pm at National Portrait Gallery (800 G St NW). Dr. Van Horn will present her prize-winning essay, “’The Dark Iconoclast’: African Americans’ Artistic Resistance in the Civil War South.” published in The Art Bulletin, (Volume 99, Issue 4.) The lecture will take place in the Nan Tucker McEvoy auditorium. A reception will follow in the Kogod Courtyard. FREE

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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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

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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Ethiopian New Year Celebration 2012, 4-7pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). The Ethiopian New Year Celebration (Enkutatash) is an important festival for the Ethiopians as it also symbolizes the advent of good harvest weather. After months of torrential pour, the month of September sees clear skies and fresh, clear, beautiful atmosphere. The highlands all teeming with flowers and the land looks like it is made of clear gold as the Meskal daisies bear flowers in the season. FREE

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Patricia Nixon’s 50th Anniversary as First Lady, 6-8pm at White House Historical Association (1610 H Street). The lecture is will take place at White House Historical Association's Carriage House in Washington, D.C. There will be a reception with beverages and light refreshments before the start of the lecture. Reception begins at 6:00pm and doors will open for the lecture at 6:30pm. The White House History Shop will remain open during the event and all attendees will receive a 10 percent discount on merchandise. FREE

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Tenth Annual Reception of the Cal Alumni Club of Washington DC, 6:30-9pm at Cosmos Club (2121 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Cal Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. is pleased to invite you to our 2019 Annual Reception. Our premier annual club event will be held at the historic Cosmos Club. We will be honoring our 2019 Distinguished Alumni Honoree, Congresswoman Doris Matsui '66. FREE

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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FRONTLINE: Trump's Trade War - Meet the Producers, 6:30-8:30pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)). Join us for a discussion and film clips with the producers of Trump's Trade War, a FRONTLINE and NPR investigation, co-produced with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University's School of Communication. The film tells the inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. Reporting from the U.S. and China, the team investigates what led the world’s two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake. FREE

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Rising Out of the Ashes, 4:30-7pm at The Aspen Institute (2300 N Street Northwest, 8th Floor, Smith Conference Room). Celebrate the launch of Women Forward International at the Aspen Institute! FREE

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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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

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Violin and piano recital by virtuoso duo Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi, 6-7:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW ). Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi (piano) have been performing together worldwide for the past ten years, with repertoire ranging from Baroque to new music. FREE

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At the Edge of Empires – Latvia in Antique Maps, 7-9pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). Can you spot your ancestors' village in antique maps of Latvia? How did 17th century cartographers draw Latvia? When was the first time a map referenced Latvians as a distinct ethnic group? Why are portolans important for the development of Baltic Sea trade? What is a portolan? And how do you read an antique map anyway? FREE

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NABWIC 2019 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Reception, 6-8pm at The City Club of Washington, DC (555 13th Street Northwest). The vision of NABWIC is to build lasting strategic partnerships with first-rate organizations and individuals committed to providing ground breaking and innovative solutions for Black women in construction and their respective communities. FREE

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CBC - 6TH ANNUAL CBC RECEPTION, 5pm-2am at THE PARK AT FOURTEENTH (920 14TH STREET NW). CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WEEKEND IN RECOGNITION OF THE 49TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE PRESENT 6TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS RECEPTION FREE

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The Breakthrough Conference, 9am-6pm at International Monetary Fund HQ2 (1900 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Librarians must grapple with the real world costs of technological changes: computers are getting faster and more connected, new applications are introduced daily, & Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making leaps. Libraries must show their importance to their institutions and help their customers see the benefit they bring to their organizations. $15+

Friday, September 13, 2019

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Embassy of Bulgaria Dinner & Concert with Bulgarian Wine, 7-9pm at Embassy of Bulgaria (1621 22nd Street Northwest). The International Club of DC, with the cooperation of the Embassy of Bulgaria, cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting concert by the much celebrated Bulgarian band Lyuti Chushki. $65

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UNESCO Fellows Return Reception, 6-8pm (800 21st Street Northwest, #310). Please RSVP for the UNESCO Fellows Return Reception, where we will hear from members of the summer 2019 UNESCO Fellows who spent three months interning in UNESCO field and project offices around the world. FREE

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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

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2019 STEM & Cybersecurity Festival 2019 by STEM4US!, 8:30am-8:15pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest). STEM & Cybersecurity Festival 2019. Theme: Training a skilled and diverse workforce to defend our nation’s Energy, telecom, banking and health infrastructure $25+

Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Soulful Symphony: Under an Open Heaven, 7:30pm at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy). Soulful gives new life to Columbia, Maryland, founder James Rouse’s vision to bring together faith congregations from around the community for an evening of inspiration and hope. Spirituality and Culture are explored – from Vedic mantras to the Islamic Call to Prayer. Hebrew Psalms to Gregorian chant, devotional Bhajans to Bach Chorales, traditional hymns to Gospel music. We Rise Together Under an Open Heaven. $25+

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Book Signing, Discussion, and Reception, 1-3pm at Arris Lounge (1331 4th Street Southeast). NEGOTIATING A HISTORICALLY WHITE UNIVERSITY WHILE BLACK unpacks many of the difficulties awaiting a person of color in academic spaces, allowing the reader to experience the types of micro-aggressions that subtly maintain a “Whites only” culture within academia. Jack L. Daniel gives a face and a voice, sometimes via humor, other times via heartbreak, to the African American experience in historically White institutions of higher education. by Stacy Johnson FREE

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Sips & Secrets: A Speakeasy Night, 7-10pm at Lee-Fendall House Museum (614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). On Saturday, September 14th, 2019, we invite you to join us for Sips & Secrets: A Speakeasy Night, to support Lee-Fendall House’s efforts to interpret nearly 200 years of local, state, and national history through stories of the individuals who lived and worked on the property from 1785 to 1969. $35+

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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SCREENING: The War is Over, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the “Filming Spain’s Exile in Our Hearts” film series, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is proud to present a screening of the film The War is Over (La Guerre est finie). FREE

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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UrbanPlan Social, 6:30-8:30pm at TBDAttendance is free and includes hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine, thanks to our generous reception sponsor, Dewberry and Trammell Crow Company. This reception is open to trained volunteers, students, educators, and those interested in learning more about UrbanPlan. FREE

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Euforia (Euphoria) by Valeria Golino, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW ). Premiered as part of the “Un Certain Regard” category at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Euforia is the second directing effort by Italian acclaimed actress Valeria Golino. Matteo (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a successful young entrepreneur, audacious, charming and energetic. His brother Ettore (Valerio Mastandrea) still lives in the small provincial town where they grew up and teaches in a middle school. He is a cautious, honest man who has always held back a little, sticking to the shadows, for fear of making a mistake. Seen from outside their lives seem to be very different. But life forces them back together and a difficult situation results in them getting to know and discover each other, in a vortex of fragility and euphoria. FREE

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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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

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Masquerade Ball At The Embassy of France, 8:30pm-midnight at Embassy of France in the United State (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). On January 28,1393; Charles VI of France put together the first masquerade ball in the world. Since then the Masquerade Ball began as part of Europe’s carnival season. Less high society and more cirque du célébration, villagers would gather in masks and costumes to take part in elaborate pageants and glamorous processions. Quickly spreading across France like wildfire, some of the most notorious balls of the day would be held to celebrate Royal Entries: the grand occasion of welcoming kings and queens into their cities. FREE

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4th Annual First Amendment Voice National Symposium, 9am-5pm at National Union Building (918 F Street Northwest). Join us in our Nation's Capital, Washington, DC for our Fourth Annual National Symposium at the National Union Building on September 21st. While you are at it, register for our VIP Reception as we host a private reception on Capitol Hill and an evening tour on Friday evening, September 20th. Our theme this year is: Polarization & the Public Square. We will convene to re-affirm the power of the First Amendment: It's promises and protections for all citizens and address the impact polarization has in our public square. $30+

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Latvian Film Club: To Be Continued, 6-8pm 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

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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FASHION SHOW: Beyond The Little Black Dress, 4th edition, 7-10pm at The Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). To celebrate our 70th Anniversary, raise awareness of our nonprofit, Alliance Française of Washington D.C. (AFDC), and raise necessary funds to support and strengthen our cultural programs by bringing high-quality events and artists from France & the francophone world to D.C. we are hosting our Biennial Fashion Show “Beyond the Little Black Dress” on Saturday, September 28th at the French Embassy. $55+

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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31st 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 31st International Couture Collections Show. Designers from around the world present their Spring/Summer 2020 couture collections at the Embassy of France. $70+

October 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

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Drive-In at Union Market: The Wiz, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Soulful Symphony: Slang, 6pm at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy). A mosaic of American composers in large form orchestral works from our musical soil takes center stage in this show. Slang, is an exploration of modern interpretations of classical music by groundbreaking and visionary composers. The program will include the world premiere of Slang!, a new work by Darin Atwater, excerpts from Atwater’s South Side, Symphonic Dances, along with iconic works by George Gershwin, Andre Previn, ending the evening with a soulful interpretation of The American Songbook. $25+

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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THE CORPORATE HAPPY HOUR - WORLD BANK & EMBASSIES, 5-11pm at The Park at 14th (920 14th Street Northwest). FREE

Saturday, October 12, 2019

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All Things Go Fall Classic, All Day at Union MarketThe two-day food and music festival takes place on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, featuring performances by LANY, Betty Who, COIN, MUNA, Allie X, mxmtoon, Nasty Cherry, Arkells, Carlie Hanson and more. Similar to the 2018 Fall Classic, Sunday’s roster will include one day of music devoted entirely to an all-female lineup. Varies

Sunday, October 13, 2019

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All Things Go Fall Classic, All Day at Union MarketThe two-day food and music festival takes place on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, featuring performances by LANY, Betty Who, COIN, MUNA, Allie X, mxmtoon, Nasty Cherry, Arkells, Carlie Hanson and more. Similar to the 2018 Fall Classic, Sunday’s roster will include one day of music devoted entirely to an all-female lineup. Varies

Friday, October 18, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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