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Saturday, November 16, 2019

NOV

16

Sat

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

Sunday, November 17, 2019

NOV

17

Sun

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

Monday, November 18, 2019

NOV

18

Mon

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

NOV

19

Tue

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

NOV

19

Tue

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

NOV

19

Tue

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

NOV

20

Wed

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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

NOV

21

Thu

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

NOV

21

Thu

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

NOV

21

Thu

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

Saturday, November 23, 2019

NOV

23

Sat

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

Friday, November 29, 2019

NOV

29

Fri

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

December 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

DEC

1

Sun

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

DEC

3

Tue

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

DEC

4

Wed

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

Thursday, December 5, 2019

DEC

5

Thu

Winternational- 8th Annual Embassy Showcase, 11am-3pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). WTCDC presents Winternational, an exciting celebration showcasing the cultural and culinary traditions of Washington’s diplomatic community. This festival has the atmosphere of a bustling global marketplace with each embassy promoting their country through vibrant displays of visual art, food, handcrafts as well as travel and tourism exhibits. Free and open to the public, guests have the opportunity to travel the world and do some holiday shopping --- all during the lunch hour! FREE

DEC

5

Thu

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

DEC

5

Thu

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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DEC

12

Thu

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

Thursday, December 26, 2019

DEC

26

Thu

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

February 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2019

FEB

11

Tue

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

Thursday, February 20, 2019

FEB

20

Thu

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

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