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December 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

DEC

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DC Homebuyer Seminar, 7-8pm at Keller Williams (1918 18th St NW ). The District's best first time home buyer seminar! Learn about the home buying process, how to qualify & what loans are available, qualifying for DC Open Doors and other programs, and reduced down payment and closed cost opportunities. FREE

DEC

12

Wed

"Joy in Colors" paintings by Alexandra Arata, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Alexandra Arata’s exhibition “The Joy in Colors“ comes after more than two years of research on the psychology of color and the impact the use of colors have on our emotional well-being. Alexandra has embraced her creative energy to discover the meaning of the 'aesthetics of happiness' and how to surround ourselves with shapes and colors that can increase our motivation and creativity in order to ultimately make us feel better. Using vibrant hues and different techniques when creating her abstract works, the artist invites us to get inspired to live a more colorful life. FREE

DEC

12

Wed

Boutet de Monvel’s Joan of Arc and the Beauty of Books in Fin-de-Siècle Paris, 2-4pm at West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art (Constitution Ave NW). An expert panel will explore French medievalism at the turn of the twentieth century by examining the particular cases of Boutet de Monvel’s Joan of Arc and book arts, along with the greater phenomenon of medievalism during the Belle Époque. This panel will be held in conjunction with the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection’s special exhibition, Juggling the Middle Ages. In its interdisciplinary display, this show explores the role of Gothic revivalism in French national identity and book arts. FREE

DEC

12

Wed

Holidays Down Under with Fulbright NCAC and the Embassy of Australia, 6-8:30pm at Embassy of The Commonwealth of Australia (1601 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join Fulbright NCAC and the Embassy of Australia for a celebration of the holiday season! NCAC Fulbright members, visiting Fulbrighters, and friends of Fulbright will gather together on Wednesday, December 12th at the Embassy of Australia, starting at 6pm, for some holiday cheer and to enjoy some delicious treats. We will also toast the 69th anniversary of the Fulbright exchange program in Australia. Catered hors d'oeuvres, Australian wine, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages will be served. $25

DEC

12

Wed

GeoAg Sustainability Workshop - Washington, DC, 6-8pm at African Union Embassy Mission (1640 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). At the GeoAg Workshop you will learn the fundamentals of gardening indoors or outdoors permanently with rocks. Our fall classes focus on using rock to assemble your personal micro-farm at home to enjoy green nutrition indoors year round on a small table; even during the fall and winter. $50

DEC

12

Wed

A Journey in Stone, 6-9pm at Embassy of Peru (1700 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Ambassador of Peru to the United States cordially invites you to the opening night of the art exhibition A Journey in Stone, by celebrated Peruvian artist SABRE. FREE

DEC

12

Wed

The 2018 Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership, 5-6:30pm at Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50 (50 Constitution Ave NE). On December 12, we will honor two lawmakers who have followed in the footsteps of Senator Javits to forge bipartisan solutions to our nation’s great challenges. Join us for an event featuring tributes to the Prize winners by their Senate colleagues and a discussion of the future of bipartisanship in Congress. A reception honoring the Prize winners and their staff will follow. FREE

DEC

12

Wed

WCF Holiday Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Hotel George (15 E Street Northwest). FREE

DEC

12

Wed

3rd Annual Microsoft Data in Advocacy Summit, 11am-4:30pm at Microsoft Innovation & Policy CenterThe Grassroots Professional Network and Microsoft are proud to bring you the 3rd Annual Data & Advocacy Summit, live from the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, DC. $50

DEC

12

Wed

VIDA Fitness' Holiday Bazaar, 5:30-8:30pm at VIDA – City Vista (445 K St NW). VIDA Fitness is relieving the DC area of gift-giving anxiety by bringing fun, local retailers into their studios for a Holiday Bazaar this December. The Holiday Bazaar will be open to the public on Wednesday, December 12 at VIDA’s City Vista location and again on Thursday, December 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at VIDA’s U Street location. Retailers include District Distillery, District of Clothing, Dani Marie Artistry, Prescription Chicken, LuLaroe, Grape Intentions, Freres Branchiaux, Milk Bar,Snowing in Space Coffee, Metal and Stone Creations and Bicycle Trash. All local merchants will provide a discount and distribute free samples. FREE

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DEC

11

Tue

CAS Patents and Pizza Sessions: Make the Most of Multifile Searches on STN, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town (1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314). The multi-file search capability of STN is one of its most powerful features, offering a combination of time savings, along with access to a wide range of content. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

SCREENING: Montparnasse Bienvenüe by Léonor Serraille, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). In French with English subtitles. As part of the international film series "Films Across Borders: Stories of Women", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of Montparnasse Bienvenüe. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

The Spirit of Apollo: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 Christmas Eve Moon Broadcast, 8-10pm at WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL AND WEBCAST ONLINE (3101 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Join the National Air and Space Museum in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 with an evening at Washington National Cathedral. The evening’s speakers, including Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry, will celebrate that moment of unity and the spiritual meaning of exploration embodied by the first flight to the Moon. A dramatic choral performance will recreate the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast. Apollo 8 challenged our understanding of human limitations. Fifty years later, we come together to honor the Spirit of Apollo. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

Time Series Databases, 6:30-8:30pm at GWU Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 113 (1957 E Street NW). Time series, a data type long neglected by Silicon Valley, is finally seeing its time in the sun with investors opening their wallets. TimeScale, a startup adding time series capabilities to Postgres closed its $16M series A in January; InfluxData closed its $35M series C in February to continue developing its time series platform; and PingThings, Inc. is currently raising its series A. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

DevOpsDC Monthly Meetup, 6:30-9pm at Excella Consulting (2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 630, Arlington, VA). Join us for our monthly DevOpsDC Meetup FREE

DEC

11

Tue

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference Gathering- Washington, DC, 8-9:30pm at Grand Hyatt (1000 H Street NW). After spending an informative day at the AGU conference (or if you are in the DC area), please consider joining us for a Rosenstiel School Alumni meet and greet! You'll get the chance to network and connect with other Rosenstiel School Alumni in the Washington DC area during a casual reception at the Grand Hyatt on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 from 8-9:30pm. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to reserve your spot! FREE

DEC

11

Tue

Johns Hopkins APL Senior Fellows Discuss: “A Preface to Strategy", 11am at Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building (1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). A single document co-authored by the eleven Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Senior Fellows, “A Preface to Strategy” describes how a new global strategic environment should change premises that underpin American strategies and argues for the constant, energetic, and imaginative enhancement of the strengths from which American power derives. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

Leidos Year End Reception, 5-7pm at Rayburn 2168 Gold Room, Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Avenue Southwest). Leidos Digital Solutions invites you to our annual Year End Reception to celebrate another successful year of partnership with the US House of Representatives. Join us Tuesday, 12/11 in the Rayburn Gold Room. Cocktails and hors d'ouervres will be served along with product demos with our team and our partners at TourTrackr, Article One, Broadnet, L2, Quorum and Aristotle. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

SHPYP Holiday Party!, 6-8:30pm at Mission Dupont (1606 20th St NW, 2nd Floor). December is cold in Washington, so SHPYP is warming up by celebrating the holidays southwestern style at Mission DuPont! Join us as we say goodbye to another event-filled year in the world of health policy and look forward to the next. There will be plenty of appetizers and drink tickets to go around (first come, first served). As always, friends and colleagues are welcome to attend. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

Future Calling: Infrastructure Development in Central Asia, 4-7pm at Mortara Center for International Studies (36th Street Northwest). The event will feature a keynote address by His Excellency Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan, a panel discussion, and a reception. FREE

DEC

11

Tue

2018 StarChefs D.C.-Chesapeake Rising Stars, 6:30-9pm at Dock 5 at Union Market (1309 5th St NE). The newest class of Rising Stars will be showcased at the StarChefs D.C.-Chesapeake Rising Stars Gala on Tuesday, December 11th at Dock 5 at Union Market with an Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm, followed by the walk-around Tasting Gala from 7:00pm - 9:30pm. $95

Monday, December 10, 2018

DEC

10

Mon

LTD presents I Hate the Holidays, 8pm at Bistro Bistro (1727 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). It's that time of week again for La-Ti-Do: WINNER of the DC Metro Theater Arts Special Award and named BroadwayWorld.com's Best DC Cabaret. $15

DEC

10

Mon

PERFORMING ARTS/LITERATURE: Nordic Stage - A Festival of New Scandinavian, 6:30-9pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). Join us for a Nordic stage reading/round table discussion. In collaboration with Bergman Studio at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden and Scandinavian American Theatre Company (SATC) from New York the Nordic Stage Festival comes to Washington DC for the first time. Nordic Stage's goal is to highlight the diversity and relevance of work being produced in Scandinavia today, featuring plays with a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. FREE

DEC

10

Mon

You are an Artist + Viz and Tell, 6-8pm at Mary Graydon Center, Room 200 (4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW). To wrap up the year, we want to inspire your data visualization learning journey! We'll have a talk from Mike Cisneros on the value of investing your time in building public visualizations and share projects from community members. FREE

DEC

10

Mon

December Monthly Drupal Meetup, 7-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). This month's topic: Panel: Managing a Drupal Team. Alexis Findiesen, Nick Grace, Nneka Hector, Greg Schnippel, and John Venable will share their experiences managing development teams on a panel moderated by Kat Kuhl. Due to heightened security requirements in the building, prior signup will be required to access the building. As always, food and drink will be provided by CHIEF. FREE

DEC

10

Mon

2018 Science, Technology, and Innovation Exchange, Dec 10-11 at United States Institute of Peace (2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest). The Basic Research Office is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Science, Technology, & Innovation Exchange (STIX). This event will showcase the vast S&T investments, outcomes, and innovations from DoD-sponsored science to a broad audience. STIX takes its cues from TED and seeks to identify talent, spread ideas, and connect the many doers across the Defense enterprise, including those within industry and academia. FREE

DEC

10

Mon

Exploring Drivers of Violence against Adolescent Girls, 2-4pm at Milken Institute School of Public Health (950 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, Room 700A). The event will include a discussion and Q&A moderated by Dr. Sarah Baird from the Milken Institute School of Public Health, with presentations from the Global Women’s Institute, Together for Girls, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and the International Rescue Committee. The event will be held from 2:00PM-3:45PM with a light reception to follow. FREE

DEC

10

Mon

Lantos Rule of Law Lecture, 4:30-6pm at Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies - Kenney Auditorium (1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Harold Hongju Koh’s recent book, The Trump Administration and International Law, looks at the first two years of the Trump administration within the realm of international law. FREE

DEC

10

Mon

No More Time To Waste: Moving Science To Action At Scales That Matter, 6:45-8:45pm at Keck Center (500 5th Street Northwest). In the last two decades, a significant fraction of the geoscience and global environmental sciences communities have seen a shift in thinking—from science as its own fundamental goal, to science for understanding change, to science that supports and drives action. FREE

Sunday, December 9, 2018

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9

Sun

UAAA College of Science DC Reception, 5-7pm at CASE Headquarters (1307 New York Avenue Northwest). You are invited to join the UA College of Science, the UA Alumni Association and the CapitolCats Alumni Chapter for a reception on Sunday, Dec. 9 in Washington, D.C., the day before the fall American Geophysical Union meeting begins. FREE

Saturday, December 8, 2018

DEC

8

Sat

Rock Creek Gala 2018, 6-9:30pm at The Embassy of New Zealand (37 Observatory Cir NW). This year, Rock Creek Conservancy welcomes guests to celebrate Rock Creek at the beautiful Embassy of New Zealand. Right next to the Whitehaven Trail of Rock Creek, the Embassy is the perfect venue to showcase our menu of delicious food, creative cocktails, and exciting auction items. $300

DEC

8

Sat

ARIT 2018: Austrian Research and Innovation Talk, Dec 7-8 at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). The Austrian Research and Innovation Talk, ARIT is the largest and most important annual conference for Austrian researchers and innovators in North America. Network with key STI players from Austrian and North America and make your voice in science heard. FREE

DEC

8

Sat

Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals' Club Fundraising Gala, 6-9:30pm at The Embassy of Lithuania (2622 16th Street Northwest ). You are cordially invited to attend the Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals Fundraising Gala Event to benefit the Lithuanian Ambassador’s Future Leaders Fund. $50

DEC

8

Sat

DC Santa Crawl 2018 (Dupont), 2-10pm at Dupont Circle Bars (start at Frontpage)DC Santa Crawl is a winter/holiday season themed bar crawl based in Washington D.C. Thousands of participants will quench their thirst on exclusive drink deals as they explore D.C. and celebrate the holiday season one bar at a time. $20

DEC

8

Sat

SANTACON 2018, 1-4pm at DC (checkin location TBD)Come one, come all, to the annual SantaCon event in Washington DC. Join in on this annual charity event for the local community and partake in the towns best drink specials. $12

DEC

8

Sat

Oxbridge Info Session: Washington D.C., 3-5pm at The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C. (2350 M Street Northwest). Join us at one of our receptions to learn more about our academic programs, meet our staff, and find out about the world's greatest classrooms. All prospective students, parents, and alumni of Oxbridge Academic Programs are welcome. There will be desserts and refreshments for all guests as well. FREE

DEC

8

Sat

Punch Bowl Social Arlington Grand Opening, 7-9pm at Punch Bowl Social Arlington (4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203). Game on people. Time for the Grand Opening of a Punch Bowl Social so near, you can smell the fun. Yup- we’re kicking off a life of brunch o’clock, breezy happy hours and late night shenanigans with the Party of parties. $20

DEC

8

Sat

DMV Nigerian Dinner for the Honorable Ambassador Sylvanus A.Nsofor, 6-11pm at Embassy of Nigeria (3519 International Court Northwest). Nigerians in the District of Columbia, State of Maryland, and Commonwealth of Virginia (DMV) cordially invite you to A Special Reception Dinner in honor of His Excellency, Ambassador Sylvanus A. Nsofor Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to U.S.A. $35+

DEC

8

Sat

TICKETS REQUIRED: SatRday DC Community Conference, 9am-5pm at The Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street ( Ground Floor ) , NW). SatRdays are single-day, single-track, low-cost, community-organized conferences for awesome R useRs. Data Viz DC Organizer Ben will help organize this conference. Also, there are some amazing data viz talks from members of the community. $25+

DEC

8

Sat

5th Annual Comedy With A Purpose Toy Drive & Awards Reception, 5-10pm at Ivy City Smokehouse (1356 Okie Street, NE). This is DCN’s 5th annual event and the mission is to help the less fortunate families during these tough times and during the Holiday season. DCN wants to bring a big smile to the faces of as many children as possible. DCN’s goal is to collect at least 1,000 toys, 500 blankets and any other donations. $25+

Friday, December 7, 2018

DEC

7

Fri

4th Annual Meeting of European Scientific Diasporas in North America, 9-5pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). In 2018, in partnership with the Office of Science and Technology Austria, the Annual Meeting will focus on the overarching theme: Science to Society and will welcome European diaspora members, Embassy representatives as well as non-European researchers interested in European research and innovation. FREE

DEC

7

Fri

Motley Fool Workplace Foolosophy Tour, 9:30-11am at Motley Fool Intergalactic Headquarters (2000 Duke St, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314). You’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s unique company culture and want to bring our special sauce back to your organization Consider attending a First Friday Workplace Foolosophy Tour! Hosted on the first Friday of every month from 9:30am – 11:00am, this regularly scheduled experience includes an interactive tour of FoolHQ followed by a 30-minute Q&A with People Team Fools. FREE

DEC

7

Fri

ARIT 2018: Austrian Research and Innovation Talk, Dec 7-8 at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). The Austrian Research and Innovation Talk, ARIT is the largest and most important annual conference for Austrian researchers and innovators in North America. Network with key STI players from Austrian and North America and make your voice in science heard. FREE

DEC

7

Fri

Asian Identity: Exhibition Opening Reception, 6-8pm at Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join us for the opening of our final exhibition of 2018, Asian Identity, an intercultural group show featuring photographic, video, sculpture, and mixed media works by artists Yuni Kim Lang, Khánh H. Lê, and Sarawut Chutiwongpeti. Each artist’s evocative and deeply personal work expresses their unique identity as Asian, balancing formative experiences adapting to new environments with a desire to preserve one’s cultural heritage. Complimentary Wine & Refreshments Asian Cuisine from Korea, Vietnam, & Thailand. FREE

DEC

7

Fri

Latin American International Investment Series: Business Opportunities, 9am-12pm at FH+H Law Firm (1751 Pinnacle Drive, 10th floor, Suite 1000, Tysons, Virginia 22102). With the shadow of protectionism hanging over the global economy, there is it’s no secret that international trade has seen better days. Meanwhile, with de-risking in full swing across the banking system, the challenge of financing trade remains considerable. Nevertheless, none of this has put the brakes on innovation. If anything, new solutions for financing trade are proliferating, allowing private equity firms and business alike to find fresh ways to fund their products and services and get deals done in an increasingly complex environment. $30

DEC

7

Fri

The Rich Biodiversity of Peru, 9-11am at The Rayburn HOB Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). The Ambassador of Peru, Carlos Pareja and the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Peru, Hon. Chris Stewart (R-UT) & Hon. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) request the pleasure of your company to a reception SHOWCASING The Rich Biodiversity of Peru. FREE

DEC

7

Fri

Improv Pop-Up Presents: It's Called Comedy. Look It Up., 8-9:30pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW). Improv Pop-Up is featuring three all-star teams this month for one incredible show: Power Lunch, Martinez, and the all-female super group Sweater Kittens. You don't get lineups like this every day of the week -- and certainly not for $10. Get your tix TODAY! $10

DEC

7

Fri

NSF’s Ten Big Ideas, 8pm at Powell Auditorium at the Cosmos Club (Corner of Massachusetts Ave NW and Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC · 20008, DC). Dawn Tilbury, Assistant Director of the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation, will discuss NSF’s Big Ideas--areas that have been identified as ripe for rapid advancement and significant societal impacts. These ideas require basic, fundamental research, with input from multiple disciplines, and teams of researchers coming together to solve the big challenges. FREE

DEC

7

Fri

Private Reception & Book Signing With Anthony Scaramucci!, at Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. (1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Virginia Women for Trump is honored to invite you this December 7th to the Trump International Hotel in DC, for a private reception and book signing with Anthony Scaramucci, author of 'Trump: The Blue-Collar President'. $69+

DEC

7

Fri

Reception and Screening of "Life-Long Mission", 6-8pm at Naval Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). The Film focuses on the diplomacy of the first republic in the Muslim world in the context of the Paris Peace Conference at the turning point of history of the 20th century. FREE

DEC

7

Fri

Reception for the Exhibition"Certificate Alumni: Now!", 6-8pm at Washington Studio School (2129 S Street Northwest). WSS is thrilled to present Certificate Alumni: Now! an exhibition celebrating the works of 16 artists who are graduates of our Master Certificate Program. The drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures featured demonstrate the continuing explorations of a group of artists whose work is born out of the traditional perceptual training unique to WSS, but embraces the contemporary. FREE

DEC

7

Fri

Georgetown Galleries Winter Walk // Featuring Serbian artist Nenad Zaric, 5-8pm at Artist's Proof Art Gallery & Consultancy (1533 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Artist’s Proof is pleased to announce the exhibition Memory and The Subconscious: An Exhibition of works by Serbian artist Nenad Zaric. In collaboration with the Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill Winter Art Walk, please join us for our opening reception on Friday, December 7th, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 PM. A curated selection of his paintings will be on view at Artist’s Proof through January 22, 2019. FREE

Thursday, December 6, 2018

DEC

6

Thu

Winternational- 7th Annual Embassy Showcase, 11am-2pm 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

6

Thu

The DC Moth StorySLAM, 6:30pm at The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St SE). Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. $10

DEC

6

Thu

The Natural Disasters That Have Shaped Our Science and Our Culture, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, and volcanoes—they all stem from the very same forces that give our planet life. It is only when these forces exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Science and engineering can be used to understand extreme events and to design our cities to be resilient, but we must overcome the psychological drive to normalization that keeps humanity from believing that we could experience anything worse than what we have already survived. FREE

DEC

6

Thu

YPIA Holiday Party at the Embassy of Cote d'Ivoire, 6:30-9pm at Cote D'Ivoire Embassy (2424 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join us for a very merry YPIA Holiday Party on December 6th at the Embassy of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Dance, Drink and enjoy authentic Ivorian Food as you mingle with young professionals and seasoned professionals in international affairs and learn about this business powerhouse West African nation. $50

DEC

6

Thu

"Circles" Documentary - Facilitation for Restorative Justice, at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (640 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, SCS Auditorium). In the film Circles, Eric Butler, a Hurricane Katrina survivor and pioneer of the restorative justice movement, relocates and finds work at an Oakland, California, high school enforcing his no-nonsense approach to counseling vulnerable Black and Latino teenagers. Shot over two years, the film follows Butler's impassioned efforts to nurture troubled youth and keep them in school, fighting racial discrimination by replacing snap suspensions and expulsions with gritty, intimate and honest mentoring. Includes Pre-screening Reception and Q&A. FREE

DEC

6

Thu

Tech the Halls: The DC Tech Community Holiday Networking Mixer, 6:30-9:30pm at AGORA (1527 17th Street Northwest). It's our last Tech in Motion event of the year! Grab your Santa hat, coworker and business cards and get ready for the merriest of tech mixers. Join our tech community as we mingle, network and talk about the tech to come in 2019! FREE

DEC

6

Thu

Competitive Advantage and Happiness Through Business Agility with John Hughes, 6-8pm at Christine Schubert (1801 K Street NW Suite 700K). Using our corporation’s strategic planning and execution effort to exemplify, I will share with you how the Agile mindset and practices apply to business and drive the highest impact possible towards the most valuable goals and initiatives. Modern leadership and business practices such as those under the Business Agility umbrella bring a value-driven, data-driven, efficient focus on impactful delivery. FREE

DEC

6

Thu

Columbia Community Exchange Holiday Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Columbia Art Center (6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045). FREE

DEC

6

Thu

2nd Annual People's Hanukkah Party at Casolare, 6:30-9:30pm at Casolare Ristorante + Bar (2505 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Come celebrate the festival of lights, rededicate yourself to building a better world and get your nosh on! This year's event is organized by Chef Alex Levin and co-hosted by Chefs Patrick Curran and Ed Scarpone (2018 Tzedek DC Best Blintz Winner) from the Schlow Restaurant Group on Thursday, December 6th from 6-9pm at Casolare Ristorante + Bar in Washington, DC for an evening of lights, latkes, and libations. The annual celebration and party features classic, traditional dishes along with some delicious surprises from Tico, The Riggsby, and Alta Strada. Bonnie Benwick, Deputy Food Editor, The Washington Post is making her famous apple sauce - critical for our latkes. Our cash bar will be stocked and ready with lots of great drink specials. Mark Furstenberg joins the group with some treats from Bread Furst. $25

DEC

6

Thu

Cottage Conversation: The War for the Common Soldier, 6-8:30pm at President Lincoln's Cottage (140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest). Join us as Peter Carmichael and Adam Goodheart discuss Carmichael's most recent book The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. Digging deeply into his soldiers' writing, Carmichael resists the idea that there was "a common soldier" but looks into their own words to find common threads in soldiers' experiences and ways of understanding what was happening around them. $10+

DEC

6

Thu

DC Net Impact Holiday Party, 6-8:30pm at Mission - Navy Yard (1221 Van Street Southeast). Join DC Net Impact, in partnership with Green Drinks DC, for a night of merriment and camaraderie at our annual Holiday Party! Though the weather is getting colder, the rich conversation will keep us warm at the Mission Navy Yard. Whether you are a lifetime Net Impact member or have yet to come to one of our events, we look forward to toasting away the year with you! FREE

DEC

6

Thu

Odd Provisions: 2nd Birthday Party, 1-5pm at Odd Provisions (3301 11th Street NW). We’re turning 2! Join us on the patio this Sunday from 1-5 pm for food and drinks and meet a few of our awesome artisans! FREE

DEC

6

Thu

Phillips after 5: Nordic Holiday, 5-8:30pm at The Phillips Collection (1600 21st St NW). Winter is coming. Explore holiday traditions from the Nordic countries! Sample holiday treats from Denmark and Iceland while enjoying a traditional Aquavit cocktail. Relax and listen to straight up jazz by the Yvonne Johnson Quartet. Experience traditional Nordic holiday musical traditions such as a Lucia Choral procession from Sweden and Icelandic Yule lads dressed in traditional clothing. Hang out with friends old and new and make Nordic ornaments and Finnish holiday candles while enjoying winter Nordic short films. $12

DEC

6

Thu

Plenary Session: 13th US-Italy JCM on Science and Technology Cooperation, 5-7pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). FREE

DEC

6

Thu

The Made Man Washington DC, 6-9pm at The Embasssy of Ghana (3512 International Drive, NW). The Washington DC Honoree Reception is from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and we will be honoring 50+ of Washington DC's Tastemakers & Influencers who are leaders in the sports, entertainment, corporate, political and nonprofit sectors. The experience will include, open bar, live DJ, and ‘A Taste of Washington DC’ hors d’oeuvres. A night of power networking, community empowerment, and an amazing experience. $60

DEC

6

Thu

Art of the Americas Online Art Catalog: Launch and Reception, 3:30-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas (201 18th Street NW). 3:30 pm - Panel discussion on the importance of the Art Museum of the Americas Collection for the US Latino community. 6:30pm - Art of the Americas Digital catalog launch and reception, Honoring of Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, Executive Vice President for Government and Corporate Affairs Univision Communications, Inc. FREE

DEC

6

Thu

Georgetown Women in Medicine Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception, 5:30-7pm at Lombardi Atrium (3800 Reservoir Road, NW). Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception FREE

DEC

6

Thu

No Longer Forgotten: The Triumphs and Struggles of Rural Education in America, 5:30-7:30pm at R Street Main Office (1212 New York Avenue Northwest #900). Please join the R Street Institute on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5:30 -7:30 for a small book-release reception for Andy Smarick and Mike McShane's new volume No Longer Forgotten: The Triumphs and Struggles of Rural Education in America. FREE

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

DEC

5

Wed

Concert | Die Wandervögel, 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3524 International Ct NW). Die Wandervögel is a one-of-a-kind musical quartet of versatile instrumental and vocal performers, rekindling old, nearly-forgotten songs from the 17th to the 20th century of German, Austrian and Yiddish origins. Adding to this already rich repertoire, they play instrumental music from various cultures that geographically span from Scandinavia to Greece, creating a unique musical experience. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

WIN FORUM: The Next Generation Digital Government, 5-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). An evening of presentations by Dr. Toshio Obi (Professor Emeritus, Information and Communication Policy, Waseda University), Dr. Naoko Iwasaki (Professor, Institute of eGovernment, Waseda University), and a senior official from the U.S. Digital Service (TBD), hosted by Mr. Katsuyuki Imamura (President, Washington Innovation Network) and with a panel discussion/Q&A session and reception after. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

Films Across Borders: Stories of Women -- Screening of Faces Places, 7-9pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater). American University features Faces Places. Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda Director and photographer/muralist J.R. enjoy a series of meandering road trips through rural France in this poignant and charming documentary. Along the way they create unique cross-generational portraits of the people and places they encounter. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges, 4-5pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Lecture Room). Environmental challenges continue to multiply as the global population expands to more than 9 billion people by 2050 and as demands for clean water, food, and energy rise, all in the context of global climate change. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to the public release of a new report, Environmental Engineering in the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

Conversations that Matter: Public Will, Evidence and Action, 5-8pm at Jack Morton Auditorium, GW Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street, NW). The 1968 Kerner Commission report provided explosive evidence about racism, systemic discrimination and inequality in the United States. Why then, fifty years later, do social and economic inequalities continue to grow, despite better and more nuanced data? And if the evidence is not enough, what will it take to generate the political will and policy agenda to make real progress? Reception and Networking: 5:00-6:00pm, Moderated Discussion and Q&A: 6:00-8:00pm. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

Digital Asset Forum: Hear from SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce and more, 9am-5pm at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. (923 16th Street & K Street NW). The Digital Asset Investment Forum brings together some of the most respected and influential thought leaders, fund managers, and policy makers in the digital asset space. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

FedHealthIT 100 Awards: A Peek At The Year Ahead & Networking Reception, 2-6pm at Ballroom and Atrium:National Association of Home Builders Building (1201 15th Street Northwest). Join us for this high energy event bringing together senior healthcare executives from across the federal government and industry to focus on The Year Ahead and the initiatives and programs that will be driving Federal Health IT in 2019. Meet the individuals that are making an Impact, that go Above and Beyond, Drive Innovation, Challenge Conventional Wisdom, Drive Positive Outcomes and Give Back to the Larger Community. FREE for federal employees

DEC

5

Wed

EdChoice and IQE Reception (Excel in Ed Conference), 7-8:30pm at City Tap (901 9th Street Northwest). Join EdChoice and the Institute for Quality Education for hrs d'oeuvres and drinks to kick-off the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform. FREE

DEC

5

Wed

GeoAg Sustainability Workshop - Washington, DC, 6-8pm at African Union Embassy Mission (1640 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). At the GeoAg Workshop you will learn the fundamentals of gardening indoors or outdoors permanently with rocks. Our fall classes focus on using rock to assemble your personal micro-farm at home to enjoy green nutrition indoors year round on a small table; even during the fall and winter. $50

DEC

5

Wed

Films Across Borders: Stories of Women -- Screening of Faces Places, 7-9pm at American University School of Communication, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). American University features Faces Places. Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda Director and photographer/muralist J.R. enjoy a series of meandering road trips through rural France in this poignant and charming documentary. Along the way they create unique cross-generational portraits of the people and places they encounter. FREE

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

DEC

4

Tue

A TASTE OF ILLINOIS CELEBRATING THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL, 6-9pm at District Winery (385 Water Street SE). Holiday Festivities Featuring Your Favorite Food and Beer from Illinois, Wines from the District Winery, and Big Band Music by Radio King Orchestra. $25+

DEC

4

Tue

Public Sector Innovation Summit, 7:30am-1:30pm at The Willard InterContinental (1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW). The Public Sector Innovation Summit is back for another year of exploring how technology-driven innovation is advancing government. Top technology innovators and influencers across the public and private sectors will converge to discuss what's shaping the future of digital government. FREE with .gov email

DEC

4

Tue

SCREENING: Speak Up by Stéphane de Freitas and Ladj Ly, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). In French with English subtitles. Every year, hundreds of students from all over the department of Seine Saint-Denis face off in Eloquentia, a contest to crown the best orator in this wildly diverse, sprawling suburb of Paris. Speak Up (A voix haute : La force de la parole) follows a group of college students preparing for Eloquentia through an intensive six weeks of workshops in classical rhetoric, acting, slam poetry, and breathing techniques, then into the tournament itself. FREE

DEC

4

Tue

DC API User Group - December Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). Yes, it is snowing outside. Yes, it is cold. But do you know what warms the heart and soul? APIs! So come together for some cheer and collaboration in the new year as we learn about new API programs and hear how others are managing this new and important technology shift. Come for the good company, stay for the pizza and drink! 🙂 One important note is that there are new steps for entering the building after hours. FREE

DEC

4

Tue

SCREENING: Speak Up by Stéphane de Freitas and Ladj Ly, at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Screening followed by a conversation and Q&A with Paul Hayes, Director of Debates at George Washington University and co-founder of the French-American Lafayette Debates speech contest, moderated by Christel Outreman, Higher Education Attaché at the Embassy of France. The event will conclude with a reception. FREE

Monday, December 3, 2018

DEC

3

Mon

2018 Holiday Shopping Night, 7pm at National Archives Foundation (700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). This year, the National Archives Foundation is bringing back its Holiday Shopping Night! Looking for a fun way to spend an evening this holiday season? Register here for a night of shopping, food and drinks, music and more. Our National Archives Store has what you need for gift giving this holiday season. FREE

DEC

3

Mon

Security, Political, and Economic Pillars of US-Geo Partnership, 6-8pm at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Security, Political, and Economic Pillars of the US-Georgian Partnership: Conversation with Ambassador David Bakradze and Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli. Since Georgia regained its independence in 1991, the U.S.–Georgian relationship has focused on a wide range of issues including democratization, economic reforms, security cooperation, as well as trade and investment opportunities. Today, Georgia continues to pursue a path of closer relations with the United States and its Euroatlantic aspiration remains at the forefront of the country’s foreign policy. FREE

Sunday, December 2, 2018

🕎HAPPY CHANUKAH!🕎
Today is the start of Chanukah, a Jewish holiday to commemorate the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

DEC

2

Sun

2018 Holiday Party, 2-5pm at Potomac Boat Club (3530 Water Street Northwest). PBC Members and guests: you are cordially invited to the annual PBC Holiday Party, co-hosted by the High Performance Program and the Social Committee. Bring the kids for family fun complete with drinks, snacks, crafts, and a visit by Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for donation to Toys-For-Tots for extra candy in your stocking this year! FREE

DEC

2

Sun

13th Annual MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, Dec 1-2 at Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Join us for the 13th annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate foodie outing returns. Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts. Enjoy cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs. Sample from over 50 local restaurants in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. $20+

DEC

2

Sun

Lasha Glonti "My Way", 6-9pm at Georgian Embassy (1824 R Street Northwest). Georgian song concert "My Way" featureing Lasha Glonti. Renowned singer Lasha Glonti will perform at a meeting with Georgian immigrants at the Georgian Embassy in Washington, D.C. $40

DEC

2

Sun

Holiday Soiree and Silent Auction, 5:30-9pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Get your holiday off to a joyous start at a Haitian Holiday Soiree and Auction! Join members of The Guild of the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) as we enjoy a “lively party” feasting on Haitian cuisine, enjoying Haitian art, music and dancing, fellowshipping with diplomats, after being welcomed and greeted by the Haitian Ambassador. Immerse in and sample the country’s rich culture and history. $85

DEC

2

Sun

Holiday Brunch with The Tom Buerger Team!, 11am-4pm at Al Crostino (1926 9th Street Northwest). Please join The Tom Buerger Team of Compass for Holiday Brunch! Come enjoy delicious Italian food, mimosas, and the famous homemade Buerger family eggnog! Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy to donate to our toy collection for children less fortunate this holiday season. All are welcome so feel free to bring a friend! FREE

DEC

2

Sun

Annual Holiday Open House, 1-4pm at Montpelier Arts Center (9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708). Montpelier Arts Center invites families to a fun holiday celebration! Tour resident artists’ studios, attend exhibition receptions, shop the pottery sale, enjoy holiday music, create your own one-of-a-kind ornament, and get in the holiday spirit. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season! FREE

DEC

2

Sun

National Menorah on The Ellipse 2018, 2:30-5pm at The Ellipse (Washington DC). Perhaps the most prominent public Chanukah program in the world is the annual lighting ceremony of the National Chanukah Menorah on the Ellipse, just across from the White House in Washington, DC. The lighting of this magnificent menorah – the world’s largest – is attended by thousands every year and seen via TV newscasts, internet feeds and other media by tens of millions across the nation and around the world. FREE

Saturday, December 1, 2018

DEC

1

Sat

Georgetown Glow: Light Art Festival - Opening Night (FREE), 5-10pm at Georgetown Waterfront Park (3303 Water Street Northwest). Experience the sparkle of the season at Georgetown GLOW, the region's only curated exhibition of outdoor public light art installations. Set against the historic backdrop of DC's oldest neighborhood, it's a whole new way to shine. Stay tuned for an announcement of the artists and their projects, as well as additional programming and tours, coming soon! FREE

DEC

1

Sat

2018 Swedish Holiday Market, 11am-6pm at House of Sweden (2900 K St NW Ste 100). Talented artisans and vendors offer everything from gifts, crafts, textiles, books, Kosta Boda and Orrefors glassware. Enjoy Swedish Glögg, Swedish Pepparkaka, and Swedish Cinnamon bun. Silent Auction with great gifts. Children's activities including picture with Santa! The event ends with the traditional caroling by our Swedish St Lucia Procession FREE, or $4 with FIKA & cut the line

DEC

1

Sat

District Bridges Annual Gala, 6-10pm at All Souls Church Unitarian (1500 Harvard St NW). Do you love your neighborhood? YEAH, YOU DO!!! Join us for a night to celebrate the great neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Pleasant Plains, Park View, and Petworth! Grab your friends, dress to impress, and get ready for one hella fun party! Proceeds from the event support the continued work of District Bridges. $65+

DEC

1

Sat

13th Annual MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, Dec 1-2 at Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Join us for the 13th annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate foodie outing returns. Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts. Enjoy cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs. Sample from over 50 local restaurants in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. $20+

DEC

1

Sat

Indonesian Wayang Tsunami Fundraiser, 6:30-9:30pm at Residence of the Ambassador of Indonesia (2700 Tilden St NW). On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in Sulawesi (Indonesia), followed by a tsunami, with waves up to 20 feet high. It is estimated to have killed more than 2,000 people, displaced 80,000, and destroyed nearly 70,000 houses, schools and hospitals. Entire villages have been decimated (UNHCR). In Washington DC, two non-profits — ILUNI-USA Chapter and Indonesia Relief USA — are working together to help with this massive recovery effort, with the support of the Embassy of Indonesia. $25

DEC

1

Sat

Closing Reception, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Join us for the Closing Reception of Gordon Binder's exhibit, Urban Uprising, on Saturday, December 1, 4-6pm! This is a fantastic opportunity to see the end of a great show! FREE

DEC

1

Sat

Data Driven Insights Conference: Big Data. Big Changes., 10am-5pm at Duquès Hall (2201 G Street Northwest). Join GW DATA on December 1st for the fourth annual Data Driven Insights Conference. Learn about how you can sharpen your data skills and the applications of big data across a wide range of industries from technology, government, consulting, finance, sports and more! FREE

DEC

1

Sat

7th Annual Krampuslauf DC 2018, 5-11pm at Gallery O on H (1354 H Street Northeast ). Grab your tickets for the hottest winter Holiday event! Leave your ugly holiday sweaters at home and enjoy a different kind of holiday celebration while raising funds for the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) 501(c)(3) in an evening of merriment for the whole family. While in the spirit of the European Krampuslauf tradition, this is a light-hearted event where naughty and nice converge for an evening of performance, dance, children’s activities, procession on H Street, and, of course, a visit with Santa and Krampus! $15

DEC

1

Sat

Winter Holiday Party!, 9pm+ at Eden Lounge DC (1716 I Street Northwest). Break out the ugly holiday sweaters, Santa hats and outfits, elf attire, reindeer antlers, and / or any other winter holiday garments and costumes. It’s time for a winter holiday party! I’ve made special arrangements with Eden for a night of holiday dancing, music, drinks, and fun! $1

November 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

NOV

30

Fri

Cyber Embassy Night at The Institute of World Politics, 7-10pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th St NW). On behalf of IWP President and Founder Dr. John Lenczowski and The IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative Program, you are cordially invited to join us for our second Cyber Embassy Night. With a discussion lead by Dr. Tobias Feakin, Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and a networking reception to follow. FREE

NOV

30

Fri

Drupal Global Training Day - Let's Talk Communications, 11:30am-4pm at U.S. Diplomacy Center (330 21st Street Northwest). Join us for the latest drupal4Gov Half day. This time, we will be hosted by the Department of State in the brand new Diplomacy Center. FREE

NOV

30

Fri

The Journey Within' Exhibition Opening, 6-8pm at Latela Art Gallery (716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #27). Join us for the public opening of our next art exhibtion: The Journey Within! The Journey Within. December 1-22, 2018 at Latela Art Gallery (716 Monroe Street NE Studio #27 Washington DC 20017, 202-340-3280). A public reception will be held on November 30, 2018 6-8pm. FREE

NOV

30

Fri

Reception & Holiday Party, 5-9pm at TORPEDO FACTORY ARTISTS @ MOSAIC (105 DISTRICT AVE, FAIRFAX VA 22031). Join us for the opening reception of ≤ 500. Perfect for holiday gifts or first time collectors, this exhibit features a wide range of art affordably priced. Plus, celebrate winter fun and merriment at our customer holiday party. FREE

Thursday, November 29, 2018

NOV

29

Thu

BrewLights at ZooLights, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). outdoors drinks beer wine

NOV

29

Thu

Campaigns & Marketing Summit, 8am-5pm at FHI 360 Conference Center (1825 Connecticut Ave NW). Campaigns & Marketing Summit brings together brand marketers, PR and advocacy professionals, and political campaign strategists to explore the latest tactics, strategies, tools and platforms in their respective fields. This unique fusion in both speakers and attendees produces fresh insights and empowers attendees to push the boundaries of what’s possible in their own fields. One thing you’re guaranteed to take away from CAM Summit: actionable strategies and tactics that set you apart from peers. $350

NOV

29

Thu

Embassy Series: Nepal, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Nepal, Ambassador's Residence (2911 University Terrace NW ). Join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC as His Excellency Dr. Arjun Kumar Karki, Ambassador of Nepal to the United States, opens his Residence to Council guests, and discusses the present changes in the country and its ties to the United States. $20+

NOV

29

Thu

2018 SID-Washington Annual Dinner Individual Registration, 5-9pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join your fellow global development organizations, colleagues, and friends to celebrate this past year in international development. More than 700 international development professionals will gather to network and celebrate. Attendees will include international development professionals from NGOs, the private sector, government agencies, universities, think tanks, consulting firms, and other organizations working in all sectors of development. The evening will include a networking reception, dinner, and remarks about and by our soon-to-be-announced honoree. $125+

NOV

29

Thu

2018 Luminary Awards in GI Cancers, 6-9pm at Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave NW). Please join us in celebrating those renowned clinicians, researchers, patients and advocates who have devoted their time, talents, and resources to improving care for patients and families who are affected by GI cancers. $50

NOV

29

Thu

UXO/Demining Caucus Kick-Off Event, 5-7pm at Cannon House Office Building, Room TBD (27 Independence Ave SE). On behalf of the Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus, we are pleased to invite you to the Caucus Kick-Off Reception and Exhibition. This event will be held on Thursday November 29 from 5-7 pm in Cannon TBD. The event will feature opening remarks from the Caucus co-chairs, remarks by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs Mark Swayne, Director of State Department’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (WRA) Stanley L. Brown, and a hands-on display of demining equipment and inert ordnance. Drinks and food will be provided in accordance with Congressional Ethics Rules. FREE

NOV

29

Thu

Innovative Lives: The Pioneers of Spacewar!, 6:45-9pm at Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Avenue Northwest). Join the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation for a special evening at the National Museum of American History featuring the inventors of the world’s first distributed videogame FREE

NOV

29

Thu

9 Ways Federal Agencies Are Getting Better Results, 2-4:30pm at Georgetown University, Old North Building, Room 205 (37th and O Streets, N.W.). On November 29th, Results for America and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University will celebrate the most recent evidence-based policymaking achievements of nine agencies featured in the 2018 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence. These federal agencies control over $220 billion of public dollars that are distributed annually, influencing large segments of the American population. FREE

NOV

29

Thu

Resolved: America Needs More Immigrants, A Podius Debate, 6:45-9:45pm at Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st NW). In our current political climate, the issue of immigration has emerged as perhaps the single most salient political issue in the West. It poses questions that are central to the American experience: What does it mean to be an American? How can we best promote the rule of law, while maintaining our tradition as a nation of immigrants? Is immigration strengthening or weakening our country? FREE

NOV

29

Thu

Tis the Season-'LIVE' Concert Experience!, 7-8:30pm at University of the District of Columbia (Theatre of Arts) (4200 Connecticut Ave NW). Jackson Caesar, Tenor, is one of Washington, DC's prominent male vocalists. Caesar has wowed audiences with his talent and skills, performing in four languages and five genres, attracting crowds of various ethnic backgrounds. Words and phrases that best describe his talent are: (G.R.I.P.) Graceful, Refreshing, Inspiring, and Powerful. $10+

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NOV

28

Wed

DC Homebuyer Seminar, 7-8pm at Keller Williams (1918 18th St NW ). The District's best first time home buyer seminar! Learn about the home buying process, how to qualify & what loans are available, qualifying for DC Open Doors and other programs, and reduced down payment and closed cost opportunities. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Chiefs of Staff Award Reception, 6-8pm at CHCI Alumni Association (1128 16th St NW). CHCI Alumni Association is proud to host the 2018 Chiefs of Staff Reception, taking place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, in Washington, DC. This year, we look forward to recognizing two outstanding Congressional Chiefs of Staff for their leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion on Capitol Hill. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Concert | Mitra Kotte, 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is delighted to present a concert by the young Austrian pianist Mitra Kotte, who will perform at the ACF Washington on November 28. Her program will be a potpourri of classical and romantic pieces as well as contemporary compositions. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Indivisibili by Edoardo De Angelis, 6-8:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Dasy and Viola are Siamese twin sisters on the verge of turning 18, living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and thanks to their performances at weddings, communions and baptisms, they get the livelihood for the whole family. Kept isolated from the rest of the world by their own father, who just exploits them in order to make money, their life turns upside-down when one of them falls in love for the first time and they discover that they can be separated. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Women In Politics Roundtable, 10am-12pm at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room (1779 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). A record number of women ran for US office in 2018. What implications does this trend have for future female participation in politics, both here in the United States and around the globe? Join Women in International Security and the Embassy of Liechtenstein on the morning of Wednesday, November 28th for a roundtable discussion on female political participation. With a panel of expert scholars, we will explore both the obstacles and opportunities shaping the electoral landscape for women and consider what role political parties, states, and civil society can play in opening up the field to female candidates. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Climate Change: the new IPCC Report on 1.5°C and Climate Negotiations, 5-7pm at Rome Building (1619 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Room 806). In the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations agreed to hold the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degree C above pre-industrial levels. The IPCC was asked to study the implications of these temperature limits, as well as the actions that would be needed to meet them. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

NCN Annual Conference and Advocacy Day, Nov 28-29 at Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol (550 C Street Southwest). The NCN 2018 Annual Conference and Advocacy Day. NCN will also host a brown bag lunch with the Congressional Native Caucus, Congressional visits, reception and award ceremony, NCN board of directors election (members in attendance only), and a fun evening of Capital Hill Karaoke during the two-day event. All CDFIs, Native and non-Native, certified and emerging, members and non-members are invited to attend, as well as any other community development and funding organizations. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Just American Wars: Ethical Dilemmas in U.S. Military History, 6-8pm at The Institute on Religion & Democracy (1023 15th Street Northwest, Suite 601). The Institute on Religion & Democracy invites you to enjoy an evening reception with Eric Patterson, Ph.D. for the launch of his highly-anticipated book Just American Wars: Ethical Dilemmas in U.S. Military History, examining the moral choices faced by U.S. political and military leaders in deciding when and how to employ force, from the American Revolution to the present day. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

“Getting ready for the future workforce”, 5:30-8pm at Mindspace K Street (1301 K St NW). An exclusive event, especially for D.C.'s HR and Executive leaders. This special evening covers valuable and pertinent content related to the Future Workforce. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

Adopting Emerging Tech in Government, 6-8:30pm at 1776 D.C. (1133 15th St NW). Hear from innovators at the leading edge of emerging tech in government at the next Microsoft Azure Government DC meetup, How Government is Adopting Emerging Tech, on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at 1776 in Washington, DC. Join us gain insight from our speakers who will share how agencies are approaching strategy, challenges, use cases and workforce readiness as they leverage emerging tech to innovate for their mission. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

"1948: Creation and Catastrophe" Community Screening Event, 6-8:30pm at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast). Through riveting and moving personal accounts of both Palestinians and Israelis, "1948: Creation & Catastrophe" reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of the state of Israel through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is simply not possible to understand what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of what happened in 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian interviewees to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation. FREE

NOV

28

Wed

American Latino Influencer Awards, 6:30-9:30pm at The InterContinental Wharf (801 Wharf Street Southwest). Join us for an inspiring evening honoring Latino Influencers over canapes, cocktails, light buffet, and musical performances. The Intercontinental Wharf with its beautiful water views serves as the backdrop to honor Latino influencers including those who served our U.S. military at the highest ranks. Registration and a reception with open bar begin at 6:30 PM; at 7:30 PM the awards program begin, and at 9:00 PM we host a light buffet with socializing. The awards have been held across the United States in Las Vegas, Miami, San Antonio, Los Angeles and have found their home in Washington, D.C.. There is limited capacity and we expect to be sold out. $100

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NOV

27

Tue

Embassy Row Lecture Series: Archaeological Expedition to Sinop, Turkey, 6:30-8pm at Washington Turkish House (1526 18th Street Northwest). Dr. Doonan has been teaching at California State University Northridge since 2003 following a decade of teaching and research at Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey), the University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years Dr. Doonan has participated in and directed archaeological excavations in Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Greece, Israel, and Mallorca. FREE

NOV

27

Tue

SCREENING: All About Actresses by Maïwenn, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). As part of the international film series "Films Across Borders: Stories of Women", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of All about Actresses. FREE

NOV

27

Tue

Ambassador of Estonia Event: Baltic Security Under Russian Expansion, 12-1pm at Johns Hopkins SAIS - Nitze Building (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Room 226). The Ambassador of Estonia and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Estonian Embassy in Washington, D.C. will join us for a conversation relating to their perspective of the Baltic security and diplomacy mission of the US and what the future may hold in light of Russian expansion. Lunch will be provided. FREE

NOV

27

Tue

Project Night, 6:30-9pm at Social Tables (1325 G Street, NW, 3rd Floor). Join us at Social Tables to contribute to a project, start your own, or just hang out with some civic-minded folks. Everyone is welcome regardless of their tech knowledge. Laptops are recommended, but not required. FREE

NOV

27

Tue

Night Market at Tiger Fork, 8pm-midnight at Tiger Fork (922 N Street NW (Blagden Alley)). Join us for Tiger Fork's last Night Market of the year! Tiger Fork will host a variety of food and drinks stands throughout the restaurant along with a DJ to keep the energy going all night. Guest chefs Kevin Tien of Himitsu and Tae Strain of Momofuku CCDC will host their own food stands serving specialty dishes as well as Caroline Yi of Sunday Morning Bakehouse who will feature seasonal baked goods. Guests can taste a variety of spirits including Bluecoat Gin as well as Widow Jane Apple Rye while Tiger Fork’s beverage director, Ian Fletcher, will feature his Traditional Chinese Medicinal cocktails. FREE

Monday, November 26, 2018

NOV

26

Mon

A Century After the 1918 Flu Pandemic: Why Are We Still Concerned Today?, 2-7pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest). Please join us for a momentous occasion reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the influenza pandemic of 1918. A panel discussion entitled “A Century After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic—Why Are We Still Concerned Today?” cohosted by the National Academy of Medicine, with the Forum on Microbial Threats, will be held from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, with an exhibit highlighting infectious disease outbreaks and a cocktail reception to follow. FREE

Sunday, November 25, 2018

NOV

25

Sun

Discussion and close listening of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, Op. 66, 2-5:30pm at World Bank (1818 H St NW). On November 14, 1940, St. Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry, England, was leveled by German forces during World War II. Twenty-two years later on May 30, 1962, noted composer Benjamin Britten premiered his epic War Requiem as a tribute to the destructive consequence of war and the restorative power of faith. Written to commemorate the rebuilding of the Coventry Cathedral, the War Requiem combines the Latin Requiem text with poems by World War I poet Wilfred Owen (who died one week before the Armistice in 1918) to deliver some of the most profound and affecting messages about the futility of war ever contained in a musical work. It features two orchestras, two choruses, and a host of spectacular soloists. FREE

Saturday, November 24, 2018

NOV

24

Sat

5th Annual DC Brau Holiday Market, 1-6pm at DC Brau (3178 Bladensburg Road Northeast #B). DC Brau's 5th annual Holiday Market, presented in partnership with Think Local First DC, returns on Small Business Saturday, November 24th! We’ll be transforming the brewery into a crafters marketplace for one day only — perfect for visitors to start (and finish) their holiday shopping with unique wares from more than 40 local artists & artisans in a unique indoor setting. FREE

Thursday, November 22, 2018

🍗HAPPY THANKSGIVING!🍗

NOV

22

Thu

DC Reynolds: 6th annual Thanksgiving Dinner, 6-8pm at DC Reynolds (3628 Georgia Ave NW). Turkey, Ham, stuffing, mashed potato, and green bean casserole are on the menu. As always #BringPie or #BringCookies for our potluck dessert. FREE

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NOV

20

Tue

Drupal NoVA Meetup: Drupal 8 Module Roundtable, 7-9pm at Bixal (3050 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 420 · Fairfax, VA). This is an opportunity for everyone to share your favorite "go-to" or super cool Drupal 8 module and also ask other NoVA meetup participants any questions you might have. Appetizers, beer and non-alcoholic drinks will be served! FREE

NOV

20

Tue

DC: November WordPress Meetup, 6:30-8:30pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). You’ve built the website, you’re managing the website… and then the website breaks. Now what? We’ll cover basic anatomy of a WordPress site, common types of errors and how to troubleshoot them, how to call the cavalry, and how to keep it from happening again. FREE

Monday, November 19, 2018

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Reading & Discussion | Family, Generations & Migration, 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is looking forward to an encounter between two young writers and their books on Austrian-American border crossings and its impact on family history, especially from a female point of view. Theodora Bauer and Sarah Wildman will read from and discuss their works. This event is organized in light of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s objective to promote and represent female artists. FREE

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The Manifesto for Scaling Agility, 6-8pm at Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange ATX (2300 Wilson Blvd Suite 610 · Arlington, VA). The Manifesto for Scaling Agility (or Scaling Manifesto) is a framework-agnostic collection of values and principles designed to provide guidance to those tackling multi-team efforts. The Manifesto for Scaling Agility is an extension of the original Manifesto for Agile Software Development and follows a similar format. FREE

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The USA – Georgia – Azerbaijan: Global and Regional Perspectives, 4:45-9pm at Daniel Morgan Graduate School (1620 L St NW, Suite 700). The USA – Georgia – Azerbaijan: Global and Regional Perspectives of Trilateral Cooperation FREE

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Henry Jenkins: Popular Culture as Politics, Politics as Popular Culture, 6:30-9:30pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). A Reality Television Star and former professional wrestling personality is in the White House, while protestors outside are using imagery drawn from Handmaid's Tale, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Star Wars to express their concerns. How can we make sense of the blurring between popular culture and politics which characterizes our current moment? The talk explores the concept of the civic imagination, suggesting ways that young activists in particular are turning their attention to the alternative worlds offered by fantasy and speculative fiction to construct alternatives to their frustration with current reality. Can we change the world without imagining what a better world looks like? FREE

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Liberty & Libations at George Mason, at Hazel Hall (3301 Fairfax Drive, Room 215, Arlington, VA 22201). Why Public Interest Litigation is for You - Gain firsthand knowledge about practicing public interest law from experienced litigators, and learn how you may engage in meaningful constitutional pro bono work through the Goldwater Institute's American Freedom Network and the Liberty & Law Center's Public Interest Litigation Concentration. Join us for a discussion about liberty-minded litigation, followed by a reception with the speakers. Drinks and appetizers will be served. FREE

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TALK AND BOOK SIGNING: TOO BIG : REBUILD BY DESIGN: A TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACH TO CLIMATE CHANGE , 6:30-8pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW DC). Get the inside story of Rebuild by Design, the federal response devised to make coastal cities more resilient in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Henk Ovink, Dutch special envoy for International Water Affairs and principal for the Obama Administration’s effort, explains the innovative process he led, which was focused on building coalitions and running an intense international design effort. FREE

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Geographical Statistics & Choropleth Maps in R, 6-8pm at The George Washington University: School of Media and Public Affairs (room 310 at GWU's School of Media and Public Affairs). This seminar will cover how to create choropleth (heat) maps using R's choroplethr package as well as others . We will cover different types of maps that can be made, importing data and data structure needed to create the map, and geographical statistics. I will identify some statistical measures that could be useful for your analysis or research projects. FREE

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The Art and Audience of Lynching Photography - National Gallery of Art Lecture, 12-2pm at National Gallery of Art - West Building (Madison Drive Entrance). Blurred Identities: The Art and Audience of Lynching Photography FREE

Sunday, November 18, 2018

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Convergence: with guest artists Nurit Bar-Josef & Daniel Foster, 7:30-9pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church- Capitol Hill (301 A St SE). Something borrowed, something new: Schubert’s work for the arpeggione—an instrument that enjoyed a brief vogue in the 1820s—shines on the viola, and Ravel’s incorporation of the American blues into his sonata memorializes the musical spirit of the 1920s. Dvořák borrows as well, fusing a Czech folk idiom with 19th-century Romanticism. We welcome Nurit Bar-Josef and Daniel Foster, NSO concertmaster and principal violist, as soloists in the first half. $10+

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Kristina King: Atmospheric Works - Art Opening, 4-6pm at Via Umbria (1525 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). You're invited to the opening reception of the art exhibition, Kristina King: Atmospheric Works, in Via Umbria's second floor art gallery in Georgetown. Free. Italian refreshments provided. FREE

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Introduction to the Exhibition—Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950, 2pm at East Building Auditorium (Constitution Ave NW, between 3rd and 9th streets). During the 1940s American photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught photographer making portraits and documenting everyday life in Saint Paul and Chicago to a visionary professional shooting for Ebony, Vogue, Fortune, and Life. For the first time, the formative decade of Parks’s 60-year career is the focus of an exhibition, which brings together 150 photographs and ephemera—including magazines, books, letters, and family pictures. FREE

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FILM SCREENING: Cornelis, 3-5pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). The film is the unique chronicle about one of Sweden's greatest music legends - Cornelis Vreeswijk. An honest and gripping account of an exceptionally talented, but self-destructive artist's intense life both on and behind the stage. A man who during his whole life was searching for love and confirmation. English subtitles. FREE

Saturday, November 17, 2018

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FREE Post-Election Comedy Show w/ DC's New Leaders: the Midnight Gardeners!, 7:30-9:45pm at The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon Street Northwest). Some people will tell you the system is rigged and your vote doesn't count. Others will say all politicians are the same and they're all just out to screw you over. Well The Midnight Gardeners League has had enough of that nonsense! Did we rig this year's election to permanently establish ourselves as DC's new tyrannical overlords? Maybe. Are we a group of morally bankrupt, power-hungry morons who are just as likely to burn the city to the ground as run it efficiently and effectively? Sure. But that doesn't mean we don't know how to pander to... I mean, connect with the common people! FREE

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Artist's Reception, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Join us for the Artist Reception of Gordon Binder's newest exhibit, Urban Uprising, on Saturday, November 17, 4-6pm! This is a fantastic time to come in and enjoy a wonderful show and chat with the artist! FREE

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EXOTIC GOODS: Exhibition & Reception, 8-11pm at Shopkeepers (1231 Florida Avenue Northeast). EXOTIC GOODS is an art exhibition and performance art presentation on the fetishization and commodification of Asian women. Tickets are on sale specifically for the reception on Saturday, November 17. $20

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WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT - Classical Music Concert with wine reception, 7-9:30pm at National Cathedral School / Grace Chapel (3609 Woodley Road Northwest). Lyrica Classic Entertainment presents: The evening that will captivate your soul with magical dreams and melodies of the night. Masterworks by Sergey Rachmaninoff, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, Henry Duparc, Edvard Grieg, Frederic Chopin and Richard Strauss. The concert takes place at the new Grace Chapel at Washington National Cathedral School. After the concert, please join us for a wine reception with homemade pastries! $55

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UNICEF Georgetown Panel for Health and Education of Refugees and Migration, 11am-3pm at Healey Family Student Center Social Room (Georgetown University 3700 O St. NW). Come join UNICEF-Georgetown’s annual Panel on International Development! This year’s theme is Health and Education of Refugees and Migrants. Esteemed guest speakers with field experience will discuss refugees and migration topics with a focus on issues that pertain to children across the globe. FREE

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2018 Passion for Caring Gala, 5:30-10:30pm at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC (901 Massachusetts Ave NW). Proceeds from this year’s Gala will benefit Capital Caring’s Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program, ensuring that Capital Caring can continue helping pediatric hospice patients and their families make the most of every moment together. This elegant affair will include a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction, live music, dancing, hosted bar, and a photo booth. The program will highlight the impact that generous community support has made on patients and families through the wide range of programs Capital Caring offers. $400

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Panel Discussion/Verbal Workshop – “How to Preserve Your Legacy”, 11am-1pm at Alexandria Black History Museum' Watson Reading Room (906 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314). A Port Of Harlem Fall at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The Alexandria Black History Museum and Port Of Harlem Magazine host the following programs. All programs open with a 20-minute reception with light refreshments. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling the Museum at 703.746.4356, or at www.portofharlem.net/events. FREE

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2018 DC Garifuna Settlement Day Celebration, 4:30-9pm at Embassy of Nicaragua (1627 New Hampshire Ave NW). The Garifuna Settlement Day takes place within the context of the “International Decade of Peoples of African Descent: Recognition, Justice and Development (2015 - 2024)” proclaimed by the United Nations in 2014. The venue celebrates the resistance and resiliency of the Garifuna people and culture, which was proclaimed a “Master Piece of the Intangible Patrimony of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2001. The Garifuna constitute a growing segment of the Afro-Latino population in the District of Columbia. FREE

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Africa Cooking Class: Food of Botswana, 1:30-6pm at TBAWe will explore a flavorful Botswana dish, Nama ya Kgomo, and Chakalala! This dish is a favorite not only among Batswana but also in Southern Africa. It is a beef stew often served with sorghum fufu (called Phaleche) and accompanied with a cabbage salad called Chakalala (or with collard green), We will use beans instead of beef for our dear vegetarian friends. $20

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Off the Beaten Track Warehouse Fall Open Studios, 12-6pm at Off The Beaten Track Warehouse (2414 Douglas Street Northeast). Join the artists and makers of Off the Beaten Track Warehouse for Fall Open Studios! Get to meet our residents in their working studios and get a behind-the-scenes peek at their process while shopping art and locally made products. FREE

Friday, November 16, 2018

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The Catholic Literary Imagination: Library Exhibit Reception & Open Mic, 5-6:30pm at John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library (Main Reading Room, 2nd floor) (620 Michigan Avenue Northeast). Has Fiction Lost its Faith? This was the question Paul Elie posed in a 2012 New York Times editorial, setting off a flood of responses across the Catholic world. The most significant of these is Dana Gioia’s “The Catholic Writer Today.” Gioia argues that if Catholics are to renew their literary culture, they must recognize that “culture is not an intellectual abstraction. It is human energy expressed through creativity, conversation, and community.” Since 2015, Contemporary Catholic Writers at CUA has cultivated such a community of readers and writers. This exhibit displays a small sample of established and emerging voices that we have encountered on the way. FREE

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"Shooter: Combat from Behind the Camera" - An Evening with Stacy Pearsall, 6-8pm at Women In Military Service For America Memorial (2 Memorial Avenue, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22202). Join us for a special evening with Stacy Pearsall, retired Air Force combat photographer and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project (VPP). Stacy is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and Air Force Commendation with Valor for combat actions in Iraq. Her photography from her tours of duty has led to international acclaim, including multiple prestigious awards and exhibitions. We will start the evening with a reception/meet and greet where a special exhibit of Stacy’s work featuring women veterans will be on display. The reception will be followed by a program in the theater where Stacy will speak on her experiences as an Air Force combat photographer. Stacy will share stories about her own service and her inspiration to launch the Veteran Portrait Project - her way of thanking her fellow veterans through what she does best – photography. Since starting the project, Stacy has taken photos of almost 7,000 veterans in 27 states. FREE

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Book Signing with Chef Roland Mesnier and Mark Ramsdell, 12-2pm at White House History Shop (1610 H Street Northwest). Please join the White House Historical Association as they host Chef Roland Mesnier and Mark Ramsdell as they sign sign their book The White House in Gingerbread: Memories & Recipes at our Friday lunchtime book signing. FREE

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Kekko Fornarelli – Monologue, piano solo, 6-8:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). As a conclusion to the Third Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, celebrating this year the Italian region of Puglia, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC present Apulian jazz pianist Kekko Fornarelli, performing his show Monologue for the first time in the United States. A tasting of fine wine and delicacies from Puglia will close the event thanks to the generous support of Fabiania Wines and Marra Forni. FREE

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ROJO The Pre-Party ZAFIRE DC 3RD ANNIVERSARY -Ladies FREE Until 11PM, 8pm+ at The Salsa Room (2619 Columbia Pike · Arlington). Ladies FREE Until 11PM, Open 8pm-2:30am. BACHATA CLASSES 8:15PM with SAVANNAH BAILEY. SALSA CLASSES 9:15PM FREE

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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DC Homebuyer Happy Hour, 6:30-8pm at Logan Title (2308 14th St NW). Enjoy a Happy Hour and hang out with the District's best first time home buyer consultants! Learn about the home buying process, how to qualify & what loans are available, qualifying for DC Open Doors and other programs, and reduced down payment and closed cost opportunities. FREE

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HAPPIEST of HOURS: Bras + Brews, 7-9pm at BUREAU (1800 Wyoming Avenue Northwest, Third Floor). BUREAU has teamed up with Underbares to bring you a special One Night Only Pop-Up Shop, showcasing the bras Vogue calls "the most comfortable bra you will ever wear." Local founder Genevieve Gralton will be onsite to answer questions, mingle, and ensure every attendee has a fantastic bra experience. Underbares available for purchase during the pop-up will include sizing XS through L, and hues in black and white, and four shades of nude colors debuting for the very first time! As you shop these life-changing bras, you can enjoy unlimited handcrafted, preservative-free cocktails by Tory Pratt, local founder of True Syrups & Garnishes, along with non-alcoholic refreshments. $15 ($5 of each ticket is donated to I Support the Girls)

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The CLEO EDGE gala, 6-9:30pm at Ritz Carlton. Founded in 1968 when the number of lawyers of color was less than one percent, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) has worked to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds for the last half century. In 2018, CLEO will proudly celebrate its 50th Anniversary of bringing greater diversity to the legal profession. $$$

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Economic Summit & Consumer Celebration, 1-8:30pm at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport (890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090). Poverty has increased 19% in Maryland since 1990. It is impossible to rent a two-bedroom apartment on a minimum wage salary. Food and housing insecurity are on the rise. But there are solutions to these issues-join us to expand and strengthen the movement for economic rights and financial inclusion. On Thursday, November 15th, we’re hosting our first Economic Rights Summit which will include sessions on debt collection and criminalization of poverty; transportation; housing and community reinvestment; student loans and higher education; and trainings on advocacy, community reinvestment, tax credits, and predatory for-profit schools and student loans repayment. $60+

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A conversation with Penn alum/Columbia Professor Michael Nutter, former Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, 6-8:30pm at Whittemore House (1526 New Hampshire Ave NW). Join Penn Club of DC and ColumbiaDC, as Mayor/Professor Nutter discusses his run for mayor when he formed a coalition from a base of support that set the stage for a successful term. Nutter's anecdotes, advice, and insights will be sure to inspire anyone with a desire to understand municipal government and with the will to positively change the lives of the people. $25

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PoPville 12 Year Anniversary Happy Hour!, 6-11pm at Solly's (1942 11th St NW). November 15th we shall toast at Solly’s on the corner of 11th and U Street, NW. I’ll be there (upstairs bar) around 6/6:30pm – 10:30/11pm. Hope you can stop by! Thanks for everything, for reading, for participating, for supporting and for being an essential part of this great adventure. Here's to many more! FREE

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Evenings at Dumbarton Oaks: Juggling the Middle Ages, 6pm at Dumbarton Oaks (1703 32nd Street, NW). Get a jump on the holidays at Evenings at Dumbarton Oaks! Explore our new exhibition, Juggling the Middle Ages, and unfold the long-lasting impact of a single story, Le Jongleur de Notre Dame or Our Lady’s Tumbler, on iconic adaptations such as Christmas carols and stories. Transport yourself to a European Christmas market with holiday-inspired snacks, winter-themed drinks and ales, live juggling demonstrations, and (of course) shopping! Everything in the store will be 15% off and 20% off for garden season pass holders. $10

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2018 Georgian Contemporary Film Festival: House of Others, 6-8:30pm at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies SAIS (SAIS Rome Building, Rome Auditorium 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW). On November 15th, the 2018 Georgian Contemporary Film Festival presents the screening of House of Others at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). FREE

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Amazogramas: Works by Roberto Huarcaya opening reception, 6-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of Peru to the OAS announce the opening of “Amazogramas,” an exhibition of the Peruvian artist’s large-scale photo-based installations, curated by Alejandro Castellote. Just over two years ago, he began a project that took him to Bahuaha Sonene, a national park in the Amazon jungle at southeastern Peru. Throughout the first year, Huarcaya made several trips in which he found it impossible to "depict" the vast web of emotions that the Peruvian jungle inspired. To solve the dilemmas he faced, Huarcaya chose to discard the sophisticated cameras he had used on his initial journeys. Instead, he chose to go back 175 years, and recover one of the first procedures used in photography: the photogram. The photogram is a technique that, without a lens or a camera, allowed for accurate reproductions of objects. Huarcaya’s solution to the difficulties of representation that paralyzed him was admitting the landscape´s superiority: to stop being an author – a monolithic authority – and become a mediator. FREE

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Privacy & Data Security: Ways Forward, 12-1:30pm at Verizon Technology and Policy Center, Suite 500E (1300 I Street NW). In this digital world, everyone is concerned about privacy and data security. What might a solution look like, and what will it take? Join Verizon, the National Consumers League, and a panel of experts to examine what you need to know. Lunch to be served. FREE

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How to Develop + Measure Global Competencies - Dr. Joyce Osland, 6-8pm at Cultural Vistas DC Office (1250 H Street NW, Ste 300). Dr. Joyce Osland, an internationally-known specialist in international management and the founder and executive director of the Global Leadership Advancement Center at San Jose State University, will share what researchers now know about how to develop global competence both before and during intercultural exchange experiences. She will also address why such skills and competencies are critical for effective global leadership, as well as practical applications for businesses, educational institutions and individuals. FREE

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The Dolphin Tank | The George Washington University, 5-7:30pm at The George Washington University, Marvin Center Room 308 (800 21st Street NW). Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® programs are “helpful feedback-driven” pitch sessions for entrepreneurs to receive constructive insights from knowledgeable professionals. Dolphin Tanks aren’t about sharks, piranhas, dragons, or competing for the best idea – they’re about channeling the expertise of the people in the room. The Dolphin Tank is an interactive discussion led by an expert panel that focuses on one thing: “How can we help?” The objective is to provide connections and advice to enable entrepreneurs to overcome their challenges and capitalize on their opportunities. FREE

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Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State, 6:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave). Peter J. Wallison is the Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he is also co-director of AEI’s program on financial policy studies. Previously, he practiced banking, corporate, and financial law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., and in New York. Mr. Wallison also served as General Counsel of the United States Treasury Department during the Reagan Administration. A graduate of Harvard College, Mr. Wallison received his law degree from Harvard Law School. He testifies frequently before Congress, and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. He is the editor, co-editor, author, or co-author of numerous books, including his most recent work Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State. FREE

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FOSI 2018 Annual Conference: Creating a Culture of Responsibility Online, 8am-7pm at United States Institute of Peace (2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest). Join us for FOSI’s Annual Conference entitled “Creating a Culture of Responsibility Online”. Leaders from industry, government, law enforcement and non-profits will come together to collaborate and innovate new solutions to Internet safety challenges. There will be keynotes, plenary panels, breakout sessions, alongside exhibits and a networking reception. FREE for government

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D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 6:30-9pm at Keck Center (500 Fifth St NW, Keck 100). 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 November, the discussion is organized in conjunction with the release of David Edwards' new book, CREATING THINGS THAT MATTER (Henry Holt, 2018). FREE

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La Notte della Taranta, a dance performance, 6-8:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). On the occasion of the Third Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, La Notte della Taranta – Italy’s biggest foundation devoted to preserving pizzica and its tradition – is bringing their amazing dancers and musicians with their unique, Southern Italian sound to the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC. During the performance, a tasting of fine wines and delicacies celebrating the Italian region of Puglia will be offered thanks to the generous support of Regione Puglia. FREE

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State of Health Policy in Light of the 2018 Midterm Elections, 6:30-8pm at 3M Co (1425 K St NW, Suite 300). The 2018 midterm elections are fast approaching and are poised to have significant health policy implications. The DC Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) invites you to join us for a midterms recap and discussion about what you can expect moving forward in health policy. Featuring a diverse lineup of health policy experts - including Chris Jennings, Rachana Pradhan, Rodney Whitlock, and Hemi Tewarson - this panel will review election results and shed light on the anticipated health policy agenda for the next two years. You won't want to miss these important insider perspectives! FREE

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Thanksgiving Humane Table Hill Event, 5-6pm at 340 Cannon House Office Building (27 Independence Ave SE). American Humane was founded in 1877 on the believe that ALL animals—those in our homes, those in services to our country, and those on our farms and ranches—are entitled to humane treatment. As we celebrate American traditions and family togetherness, and express our gratitude for richness and plenty of our great nation, please join the Congressional Humane Bond Caucus in giving thanks to American farmers and ranchers who provide humanely-raised products under ethical, commonsense, and scientifically-demonstrated standards. FREE, Please RSVP to Sean Ruggles at [email protected] or 202.677.4244

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Women's Congressional Staff Association Diversity and Inclusion Mixer, 5-7:30pm at Rayburn 2261 (45 Independence Ave SW). Join WCSA as we welcome our newly developed Diversity & inclusion Committee! Together we can create a more welcoming enviornment for all women staffers on Capitol Hill. FREE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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DC Homebuyer Seminar, 6-7:30pm at Sandy Spring Bank (1146 19th St. NW ). The District's best first time home buyer seminar! Learn about the home buying process, how to qualify & what loans are available, qualifying for DC Open Doors and other programs, and reduced down payment and closed cost opportunities. FREE

NOV

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DC Homebuyer Seminar, 7-8pm at Keller Williams (1918 18th St NW ). The District's best first time home buyer seminar! Learn about the home buying process, how to qualify & what loans are available, qualifying for DC Open Doors and other programs, and reduced down payment and closed cost opportunities. FREE

NOV

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IWF's Annual Awards Gala, 6-10pm at DAR Constitution Hall (1776 D Street NW). Independent Women’s Forum’s Annual Awards Gala is often referred to as fun, elegant, and inspiring. It is an event that brings together influential leaders from all avenues, and recognizes and celebrates champions of women who are dedicated defenders of democracy, liberty, and free markets. $300

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"Georgian Feast" Dinner at The Fourth Estate Restaurant, 6:30-9:30pm at The Fourth Estate Restaurant at The National Press Club (529 14th St NW 13th Floor). Darra Goldstein, “The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia” - A 5-course Georgian meal with wine pairing. These Press Club dinners are not to be missed! $95

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2018 Trees Matter Symposium, 8am-3pm at Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, MD (1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910). Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington D.C., present the seventh annual Trees Matter Symposium. Presentations will focus on the health and welfare of trees in our increasingly developed landscapes. Learn from some of the country’s leading experts about innovative efforts to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and suburban settings. $85+

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Native American Heritage Month Reception, 6-8pm at Dirksen Senate Office Building (Senate Hearing Room 628, 50 Constitution Ave NE). The Congressional Exhibition Project is an initiative created to display young and emerging Native American contemporary artists in honor of November’s Native American Heritage Month. Indigenous youth artists will be displayed in the United States Russell Senate Building Rotunda in Washington, DC beginning Tuesday, November 27, 2018, and its private reception will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6-8 PM in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. FREE with RSVP by 11/13

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Leidos Welcome Reception, 5-7pm at Sonoma DC (223 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Leidos Digital Solutions is pleased to welcome new Members-elect and returning Members to the 116th Congress at Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar on Capitol Hill. As you and your team gather in Washington for Freshmen Orientation or to plan your next term, please join us for a welcome reception. Come by for drinks, appetizers, networking and a respite from a busy week on Capitol Hill. FREE

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Emerging Issues in Free Speech: with Nadine Strossen and Eugene Volokh, 4-6:45pm at Antonin Scalia Law School, Room 121 (3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201). Please join us for a conversation with two renowned First Amendment experts, Eugene Volokh ("The Volokh Conspiracy") and Nadine Strossen (former president of the ACLU), who will discuss the future of free speech in the United States. The conversation will be moderated by Bradley A. Smith, founder and Chairman of the Institute for Free Speech, and former Chairman of the FEC. The conversation will be immediately followed by a reception to celebrate the launch of Scalia Law's Free Speech Clinic. FREE

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BCYF 25th Anniversary Event, 11am-8pm at National Academies Building (2101 Constitution Avenue, NW). Marking its 25th year, the Board on Children, Youth and Families (BCYF) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a series of discussions with experts in the field on November 14, 2018, focusing on the current state and future of children, youth, and families. A Reception will close the event beginning at 6:00 pm. FREE

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Extraordinary People Screening, 12-1pm at Cannon House Office Building, Room 340 (27 Independence Ave SE). Extraordinary People tells the story of six adults across the autism spectrum, who, despite individual challenges, have found meaningful value and a deep sense of pride from their work at a business called Extraordinary Ventures. The film redefines expectations for employers and society alike, and shows the essential role a job plays for not just these six individuals, but for all adults. Please join us for a reception and screening of Extraordinary People. FREE

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Archbishop Suheil Dawani: "The Challenges for Christians in the Holy Land", 7-9pm at Virginia Theological Seminary (3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304). The Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, Archbishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, will speak at VTS on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. His keynote address “The Challenges for Christians in the Holy Land Today” will take place in the Addison Academic Center Multipurpose Room. Hosted by the Center for Anglican Communion Studies as part of a year-long focus on the Anglican Communion in the Middle East, the Archbishop’s remarks will be followed by a panel conversation with VTS faculty members. FREE

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Erasing the Past: Emerging Law on Expungement, Record-Sealing and the Right to be Forgotten, 5:30-8pm at Arent Fox (1717 K Street NW ). Advocates and lawmakers are advancing expungement and record-sealing proposals to give minors and people with criminal records and re-entering society the ability to erase certain evidence of their past from public view. Yet the persistence of information online and in public records, and the ease of locating it in the digital age, raises many interesting questions about privacy, policy interests, and the public’s right to know. Join us on November 14 for a lively debate on this hot topic that touches the law, impacts individual lives, and affects the way journalists investigate and report. FREE

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Talks @ Pulitzer: 'The Desert and the Sea, 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Ship', 5:30-7pm at Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW). On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, please join us for a Talks @ Pulitzer with author and journalist Michael Scott Moore who discusses his recentbook, The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast. In 2012, Berlin-based journalist Moore came to the Pulitzer Center with a proposal for a project about piracy in Somalia. He went to Somalia to write about about pirates, specifically ones from a gang whose members were being held in a German jail. Unfortunately, he ultimately was kidnapped and held for 32 months by the pirates whose story he had come to tell. He was released in September 2014. FREE

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Tech + Policy @ Intel: Privacy in the Age of Innovation, 5-6:30pm at Intel DC, Suite 1025 (1155 F Street, NW). On November 5, Intel released a draft privacy bill that is consistent with our country’s history of freedom, innovation and entrepreneurship. We published our draft on an interactive website that supports a new form of collaborative policymaking, allowing both experts and the public to comment. This proposed legislation is a critical first step toward initiating dialogue and open collaboration that will further innovation in privacy. As part of this dialogue, Intel invites you and your colleagues to join us at an informal event on the future of privacy and data protection in the age of innovation. Join us for an interactive discussion and Q&A. FREE

NOV

14

Wed

The Future of Global Conflict, 9am-2pm at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Kenney Auditorium). Join the Global Security and Conflict Management Club at SAIS for the annual policy conference. This year's theme is the Future of Conflict, and seeks to explore the various factors that impact modern conflict such as gender, environment, and human security. FREE

NOV

14

Wed

French Series - A World War I Paradox : Humaneness in the midst of the total war, 7-9:45pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW ). The documentary tells the story of American volunteers in France during the First World War. Centered on the American Hospital of Paris, the film shows how thousands of doctors, nurses, and ambulance drivers stepped up to help France and, in doing so, strengthened the historic ties between the two countries. FREE

NOV

14

Wed

Barche, pescatori e pesci by Francesco Cito, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). On the occasion of the Third Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Francesco Cito, one of Italy’s most acclaimed reporters, presents Barche, Pescatori e pesci, his new exhibition about the world of fishing in the Italian region of Puglia and its centennial traditions. A tasting of fine wine and delicacies celebrating the Italian region of Puglia will close the event thanks to the generous support of Tenth Harvest and Marra Forni. FREE

NOV

14

Wed

The Challenge of Drugs in Urban centers: the case of “Cracolândia”, 5:30-7pm at Embassy of Brazil - Auditorium (3006 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Based on extensive research about policies adopted by several cities around the world, Mr. Heni Ozi Cukier will share his experience as Deputy Secretary for Urban Security of the city of São Paulo in dealing with “Cracolândia" and shed light on the different challenges associated with drug use and trade in public areas. He will also address security, social, legal, health, human rights, housing and urban development aspects of the problem. FREE

NOV

14

Wed

INDUSTRIOUS BETHESDA LAUNCH PARTY, 6-9pm at Industrious (7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 500). Industrious is excited to share our new space with the Bethesda community and celebrate our local partners. We’ll have a photo booth, specialty cocktails, Georgetown cupcakes, and much more. Bring friends and family to the party and take advantage of a special, 2X referral bonus (up to $2,000). FREE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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13

Tue

CAS Patents and Pizza Sessions, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 FREE

NOV

13

Tue

First ღvino Forum of America - Geography, History, Economics and Politics of Wine in Georgia and Beyond, 9am-5pm at Center for Strategic & International Studies (1616 Rhode Island Ave NW). The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has documented comprehensive archeological evidence of Georgia as the birthplace of grape wine and viniculture, dating to c.a. 6,000 BC (see PNAS article from November 13, 2017.) Our conference will discuss the evolution of winemaking in the geographic, political, and economic contexts of Georgia, the Caucasus, and the Middle East. A wine tasting at the end of the conference will feature the best wines of Georgia, emphasizing the special place that Georgia deserves in the modern global wine arena. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

"The 51" Launch Party, 5:30-7pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie Street Northeast). City Winery DC and DC Vote are partnering to create a series of Washington, DC wines to support DC Statehood. Join us for a wine tasting evening to sample the new wines and purchase bottles to take home. The event is free and open to the public. Wine tastings are available for guests over the age of 21 with valid ID. The Barrell Room bar and restaurant will be open for guests to enjoy the full menu of City Winery. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

Hummus on the Hill, 6-8pm at Rayburn HOB Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). Please join Sabra for Hummus on the Hill. This is a widely attended event designed to comply with House and Senate ethics rules. FREE, RSVP by November 9 at [email protected]

NOV

13

Tue

2018 National Bison Day Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Rayburn 2172 (45 Independence Ave SW). The Wildlife Conservation Society, from our flagship at the Bronx Zoo, worked with President Theodore Roosevelt, private ranchers, Native American tribes and others to save bison from extinction in the early 1900’s. Last year, Congress honored the bison by officially adopting it as the National Mammal of the United States. Today, we celebrate our newest national symbol and the bison’s continued contribution to our nation’s history, culture, ecology and economy. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

Diwali Reception, 7-8:30pm at Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium (1050 Independence Ave SW). Please join Mayor Muriel Bowser as we celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with a lamp lighting ceremony, cultural performances and light refreshments! FREE

NOV

13

Tue

Opening Reception: A City of Questions, 6-7:30pm at IDB Cultural Center, Inter-American Development Bank (1300 New York Avenue NW). The Inter-American Development Bank asked a group of local artists of Latin American and Caribbean heritage working in Washington to respond to the idea of promoting more inclusive cities. Through a collaborative process, the artists answered by creating this multidisciplinary exhibition about choices in urban development, which seeks to uncover who gets to ask questions and what sort of questions they pose. A City of Questions consists of a multitude of queries, sometimes giving voice to an underrepresented group or offering a fresh perspective into urban life. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

Trade Winds Indo-Pacific Business Networking Reception, 5-7pm at Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center DC (1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW). Come learn about business opportunities in India and the largest Commerce-led trade mission to the region in 2019! FREE

NOV

13

Tue

Book Talk: Putin's Counterrevolution by Sergey Aleksashenko, 5-6pm at 3604 O Street NW (3604 O Street NW). In his book Putin's Counterrevolution, Sergey Aleksashenko, a former top Russian finance official and then private businessman, lays the blame squarely on Putin himself, even more than external factors such as the sharp fall in oil prices or Western sanctions after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Join CERES for a book talk with Dr. Aleksashenko as he discusses these changes. A light reception will follow. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

Screening of SAABA + Q&A discussion, 7-9pm at American University School of Communication, McKinley Building - Doyle/Forman Theater (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Told from the perspective of five community members in a small town in Burkina Faso, the new six-part docuseries offers a people-centered view of a peace-building effort in an area drawing increasing international attention for its role in combating violent extremism. Produced by Meridian Hill Pictures (CITY OF TREES) and Big Mouth Productions (CAMERAPERSON). Screening will feature the filmmakers and experts from the United States Institute of Peace. A light reception at in the Doyle/Forman Theater lobby will precede the program at 6:30 p.m. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

An Evening with Sarah Hurwitz, 7-9pm at Watergate South (700 New Hampshire Ave NW #602). Tzedek DC’s Emerging Leaders Committee invites you to join for an evening of conversation with Sarah Hurwitz, a speechwriter and lawyer named by the Forward Magazine as one of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans. Sarah was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Before working at the White House, Sarah was chief speechwriter for Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential primary campaign; senior speechwriter for President Obama’s 2008 campaign; and deputy chief speechwriter for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

They defend our freedoms - 30 years of the Sakharov Prize, 6-8pm at Delegation of the European Union to the United States (2175 K Str. NW, (Entrance from 22nd Str)). You are cordially invited to the exhibition's inauguration as we host PeaceTech Lab CEO Sheldon Himelfarb for an innovative and forward-looking talk and discussion on Putting the Right Technology in the Right Hands to Defend Human Rights. We close the evening with a reception allowing you time to network with DC-based human rights partners, IT experts and EPLO friends. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

#FeminismToMe: Are You In? Conversation w/ Jutta Allmendinger, Kate Goodall, 6:30-8:30pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K Street Northwest, #03). On November 13, the Goethe-Institut Washington will host German sociologist Jutta Allmendinger and DC-based entrepreneur Kate Goodall in a conversation about women in the workplace, and the effect feminism in the 21st century has had on their careers. Both women have excelled in their respective fields – Jutta Allmendinger has made great strides in her empirical research on social inequality, while Kate Goodall has championed women-led businesses in Washington and around the world – and demonstrated their ingenuity as strong women in the world of work. Allmendinger and Goodall will discuss how they arrived in their positions, their current projects, and where they see themselves in the future. How has feminism affected their work? In what ways has “digital feminism” impacted their lives? Moderated by Cathleen Fisher, this approach to facts, analysis, research, and personal experiences in the workplace will foster a well-rounded exploration of women at work. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

Photography: Holocaust Survivors in Argentina, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Photojournalist Pablo Cuarterolo has compiled portraits and memories of the Holocaust survivors in Argentina for an exhibition that leads us on a visual travel through some traces from the Second World War. Cuarterolo captured the ruins of the concentration camps as a metaphor that reflects the suffering of the post-war generations that arrived in Argentina seeking a new life. This collection of color photographs documents the past and the present of those survivors that chose Argentina as a place to call home. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

SCREENING: Cinéast(e)s by Julie Gayet and Mathieu Busson, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Is cinema gendered? That is the question which drives French actress and directress Julie Gayet and director Mathieu Busson in this documentary. By interviewing 21 female French film directors (Agnès Varda, Céline Sciamma, Pascale Ferran, Mia Hansen-Love…) about the relevance of their gender and its impact on their career Gayet and Busson intend to examine two matters: whether films directed by men and women are really any different and why so few films in general are directed by women. Although France has the highest proportion of female directors worldwide and a society that encourages equal participation in the arts among men and women, that proportion still stands at only about 25%. Cinéast(e)s is a moving testimony of these women who have been writing and telling stories for years as well as an opportunity to get to know the new generation of female French directors. FREE

NOV

13

Tue

National Law Enforcement Museum - Evening for Educators (and Teachers), 6-8pm at National Law Enforcement Museum (@Motorola Solutions Foundation Building 444 E Street NW · ). Join us for our very first Evening for Educators held in the Museum! This FREE event will be held from 6pm-8pm on our exhibit floor. Complimentary beer, wine, and hors-d’oeuvres will be served while educators mingle and check out our interactive exhibit spaces. Educators can get messy with hands-on activities from our forensic science program, participate in the Museum’s Training Simulator, and make a personal memory at the photo booth. Educators will also be able to engage in dialogue with the museum’s Law Enforcement Volunteers. Win door prizes including workshop vouchers and Museum Shop gift certificates by joining in a trivia game and raffle! FREE

Monday, November 12, 2018

🇺🇸HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!🇺🇸

NOV

12

Mon

First ღvino Forum of America - Wine Tasting - The Embassy of Georgia, 1-4pm at Supra Restaurant (1205 11th Street Northwest). WINE TASTING FOR WINE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES, WINE WRITERS, CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS FREE

NOV

12

Mon

Screening of I Villani, a documentary by Daniele De Michele, 6-8:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). The popular Italian cuisine, loved and imitated around the world, is slowly fading, but many are trying to save it. Presented at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, I Villani is a documentary by Daniele De Michele, which follows the lives of four individuals discussing agriculture, fishing, farming, cheese-making and family cooking by recounting thir daily struggle when trying to adopt the same culinary and cultural model worldwide. FREE

NOV

12

Mon

Community Stories Festival Spotlight on Storytelling with LIFE IS RICH, 7:30-9:30pm at Story District (3329 Georgia Avenue NW). A special spotlight screening of LIFE IS RICH, a story which Bonnie Rich has told both as a live story and a documentary film. Film scholar Joshua Glick will moderate a post-screening panel with the filmmaker Bonnie Rich, Story District Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman and Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg about the content of the film and different approaches to telling real life stories. There will also be soup. FREE

Sunday, November 11, 2018

NOV

11

Sun

First ღvino Forum of America - Day 1 Saperavi festival at The Embassy of Georgia, 5-8pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R St NW). Day 1 Saperavi festival. FREE

NOV

11

Sun

Les Stroud In The Wine Garden, 6:30-8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). “That’s always been my mission,” says Les Stroud, environmentalist, musician, filmmaker, and creator and star of the groundbreaking TV series Survivorman. “To reconnect people to nature. To get them to celebrate and protect nature.” For many years, Survivorman was Stroud’s principle vehicle for conveying that message. Now, he’s combining his love for our natural environment with his other passion: music. On his fifth full-length album, Bittern Lake, the Canadian singersongwriter issues an urgent call for environmental preservation with a collection of powerful original songs and classic covers, produced by the legendary Mike Clink (Guns ’N Roses, Joe Cocker, Metallica). $25

NOV

11

Sun

Artist Book Fair, Nov 8-11 at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). Art Museum of the Americas presents an Artist Book Fair, featuring artist books and lectures from participating artists. This program features the participation special guest Luis Delgado of Malulu Editions and Larissa Leclair of Indie Photobook Library. FREE

NOV

11

Sun

The Emporiyum DC 2018, Nov 9-11, Time varies at Dock5 at Union Market (1309 5th St NE). Grab all your savvy foodie friends and join us for this one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There will be tunes, sips, and samples. $20+

NOV

11

Sun

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Block Party, 2:30-4:30pm (1900 Block of Kenyon Street NW). Fun for the whole family... Live music! Moon bounce! Food & drink! Arts & crafts! Face painting, glitter tattoos and more! FREE

Saturday, November 10, 2018

NOV

10

Sat

Formidable ! Aznavour, 8-10:30pm at La Maison Francaise - Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Formidable ! Aznavour , The musical created in honour of Charles Aznavour, takes us back to the time of “La Bohême”. Through his most powerful, memorable and iconic songs, we are told the incredible story of his life. $65

NOV

10

Sat

2018 YPFP Affairs of State Gala and Fundraiser, 8pm at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW ). This year’s Affairs of State gala and fundraiser is part of a broader campaign to bring diverse topics, people, and places to the foreign policy ecosystem. Our programs will challenge the traditional constructs of foreign policy and transcend the hyper-polarized political environment to preserve a space for civil discourse while focusing on what matters most – building a generation of skilled leaders who are best-equipped and best-networked to tackle the most profound issues of our time. $89

NOV

10

Sat

DC Punk Rock Flea, 12-5pm at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St NW). Flea market. FREE

NOV

10

Sat

Volunteer at NOVA Community Marketplace!, 8:30am-12pm at NOVA Community Marketplace (12125 Pinecrest Rd, Reston, VA (Wiehle-Reston East Station)). Come join WIN at the Southgate Community Center in Reston, VA as the Capital Area Food Bank provides food to families and low-income communities who are in need this holiday season. FREE

NOV

10

Sat

Czech Christmas Market, 10am-4pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Ln NW). O come, all ye joyful! The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a traditional Czech Christmas Market on November 10, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm. Relish in the magic of the season with stands filled with beautiful handcrafted ornaments, renowned Czech crystal and glass products, and exquisite jewelry. Enjoy the taste and smell of mulled wine and eggnog as well as an assortment of Christmas cookies, baked goods and savory cuisine. FREE

NOV

10

Sat

Free Community Health Clinic Fundraiser Dinner, 3-9pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Drive Northwest). Educational Fundraisng Dinner! FREE

NOV

10

Sat

Tribe Arab Photography Gallery Talk, 5-6pm at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join Curator Janet Bellotto and co-curator Dr. Woodman Taylor in conversation with several artists featured in our late fall exhibition Tribe: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World. Moderated by Tribe Co-founder and Photo Editor Sueraya Shaheen. This talk will explore broad, culturally specific themes as well as innovation by the individual artists featured in the photography magazine Tribe. Join us after the talk for our opening reception from 6-9PM! View all of our exhibitions here. FREE

NOV

10

Sat

The Emporiyum DC 2018, Nov 9-11, Time varies at Dock5 at Union Market (1309 5th St NE). Grab all your savvy foodie friends and join us for this one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There will be tunes, sips, and samples. $20+

NOV

10

Sat

Trio Karénine, 8-10pm at Dumbarton Concerts (3133 Dumbarton St NW). Join us for an all-French program presented by the vibrant young Trio Karénine. Founded in Paris in 2009, Trio Karénine bears the name of Tolstoï’s beautiful and emotionally honest heroine. The trio is lauded for its musical integrity and joie de vivre by critics and audiences alike. Top prize winner at the ARD international Competition in 2013, the ensemble has performed in major halls including Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Pleyel and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montréal, Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, and Prinzregentheater and Herkulessaal in Munich. The trio has toured Asia, both in China with the Festival Croisements, and in Japan. $42

NOV

10

Sat

SAIS International Dinner 2018, 7-10pm at Kenney Auditorium, SAIS (1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Are you international? Do you like food? Then the International Dinner is just for you! International Dinner is an opportunity for students to showcase food and performances from their diverse cultural backgrounds. It is a SAIS annual event that celebrates the diversity we have on campus. $10 per 3 food coupons

Friday, November 9, 2018

NOV

9

Fri

International Religious Freedom Act: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary, Info after RSVP at Info after RSVP (Info after RSVP). Join us in Washington, DC on November 9, 2018 for a day-long exploration of the IRFA and the policy it generated. You will hear from supporters and critics, practitioners and scholars, victims and representatives of foreign governments. Details to follow soon. FREE

NOV

9

Fri

Improv Pop-Up Presents: Melanin, 8-9pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW). Improv Pop-Up is going BIG this month, folks. We've got some of the best improvisers in DC in a special mashup improv comedy show, featuring an all-People of Color cast. That's right -- your favorite improvisers of color are getting together for one night only. $10

NOV

9

Fri

Evening at the Embassy of Cote d Ivoire (The Ivory Coast), 7:30-10pm at Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire (2424 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Journey into the heart of Africa as we experience the mysteries and the culture of the Ivory Coast - officially known as Cote d'Ivoire. Step onto foreign soil as we travel halfway across the world without ever leaving the District for a multi faceted unique Friday evening. Join us for a special day of native food, drinks, music, cultural dancing, fashion, diplomats, film, and more! $54

NOV

9

Fri

K-Art: '2018 Artist of the Year' Damageable Perfection Opening, 6-8pm at Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join us for the opening of Damageable Perfection, a special solo exhibition of intricate installation works by 2018 Artist of the Year Euyoung Hong that examines the intersection of urban spaces and politics in modern society. Meet the Artist and Join Special Reception in the new Madang Garden space. Complimentary wine & refreshments ! FREE

NOV

9

Fri

Writers Happy Hour Fall 2018, 5:30-7:30pm at Madhatter (1319 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). Join us as we celebrate AFF's Fall 2018 Writing Fellows Program graduates! You're invited to a happy hour networking reception on Friday, November 9, at the Madhatter. There will be light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and the opportunity to meet fellow freedom-loving writers in DC. Whether you're an AFF alum, an established writer or editor, or are just getting started in your career, this is a great chance to make new friends and professional connections! RSVP in advance and receive a free drink ticket. Must be 21+ to attend. FREE

NOV

9

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

NOV

9

Fri

Alarm Will Sound presents music of Ligeti, Bettison and Gosfield, 8-10pm at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium (10 First Street, SE (Corner of 1st and Independence)). Hear the twenty splendid “next generation thinkers” (NPR) of this formidably gifted ensemble in works mostly written for them—music ideally calibrated to show off their “equal parts exuberance, nonchalance, and virtuosity” (Financial Times of London). The evening includes a new Violin Concerto by Oscar Bettison and the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission from Annie Gosfield. The concert centers on a major work by a modern master, the energetic 5-movement piano concerto of György Ligeti. FREE

NOV

9

Fri

The Emporiyum DC 2018, Nov 9-11, Time varies at Dock5 at Union Market (1309 5th St NE). Grab all your savvy foodie friends and join us for this one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There will be tunes, sips, and samples. $20+

Thursday, November 8, 2018

NOV

8

Thu

Capital Food Fight, 6pm at The Anthem (901 Wharf St SW). DC Central Kitchen is proud to present its signature fundraising event, the Capital Food Fight™. The event draws over 1,000 guests to taste offerings from over 80 of DC’s best restaurants while watching four local top chefs compete in a live onstage battle hosted and judged by the biggest names in the culinary world. $275

NOV

8

Thu

Wine Blind Tasting Workshop, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Over the course of the evening, our resident sommelier will help you taste and analyze 5 wines, so you’ll be able to make a successful conclusion about what’s in your glass just like the pros. Our wine educator will guide you through the process, offering useful tasting tips along the way and answering any questions you may have. This is a fun, interactive and educational class that will really get you hooked on blind tasting! If you want to start developing your blind tasting skills or put your wine knowledge to the test, this fun and engaging class is perfect for you! $30

NOV

8

Thu

Nest DC and Roost DC host the 3rd Annual Casino Night: Let's Roll! To Support La Clínica del Pueblo, 6:30-11pm at Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th Street Northwest). Think Prizes - Games - Cocktails and Food! Our promise to you? No awkward mingling. Instead, we'll be in full gaming mode with tables and pro-dealers throughout the space. "Fold" in yummy eats, strong drinks and an epic raffle. This is a MUST attend event! $50

NOV

8

Thu

National Gallery of Art: After Hours - From Light to Dark, 6pm at National Gallery of Art (East Building, 4th Street NW). It’s time to fall back. Evenings at the Edge will mark the change in seasons with pop-up talks, art making, and performances. Learn how to paint with light, stargaze on the Gallery’s rooftop terrace, and light up the dance floor with tunes from the sensational DJ Neekola and electric cellist Benjamin Gates. Pop-up talks will explore how artists use light and shadow to enhance their work. Specialty fare and beverages include black-and-white cookies and a dark-and-stormy-inspired cocktail. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

4th Annual Art for DASH, 6-8pm at Knoll Showroom (1050 K Street NW, 2nd Floor). Art for DASH invites artists & crafts people from the architecture and design community to sell their creations to benefit DASH’s safe housing programs for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Evening at the Embassy of Slovenia: Wine and Diplomatic Greeting, 7-9:30pm at Embassy of Slovenia (2410 California Street Northwest). Tonight, we present gastronomy of Slovenia with a special focus on wines. From the Old Vine, the world's oldest vine to the oldest wine cellar in Slovenia. Visitng Slovenian wine connoisseurs will be on hand to introduce us to a special tasting of rare Slovenian wines not readily available in the United States. $30

NOV

8

Thu

The Chocolate Case - Film screening @ the Dutch Embassy, 7-9:30pm at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (4200 Linnean Ave NW). Fairtrade America, the leading international certifier of ethically sourced products, is upping its efforts to spread the word about the serious issues of child labor & slavery in the cocoa industry. Fairtrade America & The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will screen "The Chocolate Case" on November 8th. Join us for an evening of education, empowerment & chocolate! FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Benefit to Celebrate the Opening of Capital Clubhouse, 6:30-10pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). Former Washington Post Reporter and best-selling non-fiction author of Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, which was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. A relentless advocate, he has spoken in 49 states about the need for mental health reform and testified five times before Congress. He serves as the parent member of the InterDepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee which advises Congress about federal mental health services, and he was named by CNN as one of the nation’s top “mental health warriors.” FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Lecture: Zlin Animation, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). Animation opens the door to the realm of fantasy and possibilities. What may seem impossible becomes reality with the vision of an imaginative creator. Lukáš Gregor, head of the Department of Animation at Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic, presents an intimate look inside the animator’s studio. He will showcase a colorful selection of student animated exercises and films on November 8, 2018, at 6 pm, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Journey into the fascinating world of animation with us at the Czech Embassy. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Visionary Leaders Awards Reception 2018, 6-9pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Physicians for Social Responsibility is delighted to host the Visionary Leaders Awards Reception on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Washington, DC. The reception will be held at the iconic Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center located just steps from the White House and U.S. Capitol. We anticipate attendance of over 200 health professionals, advocates, elected officials, and educators from across the country. $50+

NOV

8

Thu

MAG Presents: Blood Road Reception & Screening with Rebecca Rusch, 5-7pm at The Source by Wolfgang Puck (575 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). From 5-7pm, join MAG America for a reception at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, including drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a meet and greet with Rebecca Rusch. At 7pm, we will transition to the National Archives for the film screening. Tickets to the reception include reserved seating at the screening. $100

NOV

8

Thu

Denuclearization: What's Next? Korea Defense Veterans Association Seminar, 8am-6:30pm at Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204). The 4th Korea Defense Veterans Association's (KDVA) Seminar is a premier international seminar where U.S. and ROK defense leaders and experts come together to discuss and provide possible solutions for the pressing issues that ROK-US Alliance faces today. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Pan-African Women of Faith Global Strategy Consultation, Nov 8-9 at African Union, At AU or Global Video Conferencing Option (1640 Wisconsin Avenue NW). Pan African Women of Faith-Bread for the World In Partnership with African Union- Pan-African Diaspora Women’s Association (PADWA)/Faith and Spirituality Sector. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Fall 2018 Meeting of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, 3:30-5:30pm at National Academy of Sciences Building, Room 125 (2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.). The Fall 2018 Meeting of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board will showcase the results of two recent National Academies studies. Reception to follow. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Homaira Rahman Foundation- Achieving Peace: A Conversation On Afghanistan, 5:30-9pm at George Washington University, Marvin Center Amphitheatre (800 21st Street NW). Homaira Rahman Foundation in collaboration with the George Washington University Afghan Student Association presents a discussion on the way forward in Afghanistan featuring an esteemed group of panelists with distinguished backgrounds and firsthand experiences in Afghanistan and its policies, who will lead an engaging discussion on issues at hand and provide their insights on the way forward for Afghanistan. $20

NOV

8

Thu

14th Annual Alvin H. Bernstein Lecture with Dr. Kori Schake, 4:45pm at Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Johns Hopkins SAIS (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW). Alvin H. Bernstein, a distinguished ancient historian and lecturer at Johns Hopkins SAIS who served in positions of high responsibility in the Department of Defense, was an exceptional educator in the civilian academic world (Yale and Cornell) and in the United States government (the U.S. Naval War College, National Defense University, and the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies). In keeping with his example and his interests, the Alvin H. Bernstein Annual Lecture has as its organizing theme the intersection of history and national security policy. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

2018 and the Future of American Politics, 6:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave). 6:00 P.M. Doors Open | 6:30 P.M. Talk | Reception to Follow. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Dr. Valerie Browning: Science, Technology, Innovation and Policy Leadership, 4-6:30pm (900 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203). Science, Technology, Innovation & Policy Leadership Seminar. Reception will follow presentation. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Artificial Intelligence NOW: A SmithGroup Perspectives Event, 5-7:30pm at SmithGroup (1700 New York Avenue NW, Suite 100). Cut through the hype to understand the different AI terminology, gain real-life examples of how various businesses have implemented these technologies, and learn practical ways you can start innovating with these tools NOW! The event will include an opportunity to network with local leaders interested in this field as well as our experienced panelists. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Servant Leadership - Improving Employee Engagement, Retention, and Results, 6-8pm at NCARB Office (1801 K Street). This presentation will walk you through, backed by case studies and research, the history, definition, and steps to implementing Servant Leadership. About Robert Jordan: Robert has lead organizations and teams to exceed financial, service, and KPI goals in highly competitive markets. He unlocks the potential of people through a servant leadership style. Robert generates market growth through revenue/sales management and creating an outstanding service culture. FREE

NOV

8

Thu

Sackler Gallery - Educators' & Teachers' Asian Art Night Out, 5-8pm at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (1050 Independence Ave Sw). The Freer|Sackler celebrates its newly installed Japan Modern exhibitions in an evening just for educators and teachers. Engage in gallery conversations, experiment with art making, enjoy some Japanese-inspired light bites, and leave with teaching posters and other materials you can use in your classroom. FREE

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

🕯️HAPPY DIWALI!🕯️
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights to celebrate autumn.

NOV

7

Wed

Screening of Anne Morgan's War and performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier’s Tale by Julien Benichou and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, 6-9pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). The Embassy of France is pleased to invite you to a screening of Anne Morgan's War followed by a performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier’s Tale by Julien Benichou and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. FREE

NOV

7

Wed

A Celebration of Uruguayan Poetry, 4-5:30pm at Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street, SE). Poet Silvia Guerra will read excerpts of her work and translators Jesse Lee Kercheval, Jeannine Pitas, Anna Deeny Morales, and Seth Michelson will share new translations of Delmira Agustini, Circe Maia, Marosa di Giorgio, Amanda Berenguer, and Melisa Machado. FREE

NOV

7

Wed

APFP/GFOA-WMA Networking Reception, 4-6pm at Marriott Marquis Washington DC, Marquis Salons Foyer (901 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Association of Public Finance Professionals invites you to the closing reception of the GFOA-WMA 33rd Annual Conference that will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. FREE

NOV

7

Wed

23rd Annual Friends of Manna Reception, 6-8:30pm at First Congregational UCC (945 G Street Northwest). You're invited to the 23rd Annual Friends of Manna celebration! On Wednesday, November 7th at 6:00 PM, we will be celebrating our 23rd Annual Friends of Manna Reception at the First Congregational Church at 945 G St NW. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for affordable housing in the District. Please come and support affordable housing in DC while bidding on great prizes, enjoying wonderful food, and meeting fellow supporters of Manna. $60+

NOV

7

Wed

Taiwanese-American Chamber of Commerce Launch Reception, 4-7pm at TACC Headquarters (1315 K Street NW). Join members, staff and the board of directors for an evening cocktail reception to commemorate the launch of the Taiwanese-American Chamber of Commerce (TACC). The evening begins with a panel discussion entitled, “The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Trade Relations.” A cocktail reception immediately follows. FREE

NOV

7

Wed

The Dining Traveler Discussion Series: Europe Uncovered: Beyond Lisbon & Amsterdam, 6-9pm at Ampeer Dupont Circle (15 Dupont Circle Northwest). The Dining Traveler founder Jessica van Dop DeJesus in partnership with Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions and TAP Air Portugal will host a panel discussion titled Europe Uncovered: Beyond Lisbon & Amsterdam. The panel will be composed of travel experts and destination travel representatives who will discuss places to explore beyond the classic European destinations known to Americans. The event will begin with a reception featuring European wines from small producers from Grand Cata, a local wine and spirits store in Washington, DC followed by the panel discussion and a question and answer portion. $12

NOV

7

Wed

41st Annual Roger W. Jones Award Ceremony, 6:30-8:30pm at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection (1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). The American University School of Public Affairs cordially invites you to attend the presentation of the 41st Annual Roger W. Jones Award for executive leadership and excellence $15

NOV

7

Wed

SERC Annual Events - November 7-8, 2018, Nov 7-8 at FHI 360 Conference Center (1825 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, #2, 8th Floor). The SERC Doctoral Students Forum provides an opportunity for doctoral students conducting highly relevant, systems engineering-related research at any of the SERC collaborating universities to present their research in an open forum. Students can present regardless of whether or not the research was conducted through a SERC initiative. This half-day event drives high impact by exposing the attendees to research that they may not have otherwise encountered. A Best Student Paper is awarded on the basis of potential impact, advancement to systems engineering, originality, technical content, and clarity of presentation. Congratulations to last year’s winner, Davinia Rizzo from Stevens Institute of Technology. FREE

NOV

7

Wed

Fall 2018 Inova Discovery Series, 6-9pm at ICPH Conference Center (3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax, VA 22031). As healthcare’s conversation platform, Conversa delivers an easy and meaningful way for care teams and patients to communicate. Conversa has an extensive library of over 400 clinically-intelligent conversation programs that include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), diabetes, hypertension, joint replacement, and many more. Using Conversa’s innovative and scalable Conversational AI technology, healthcare organizations can deliver automated, personalized doctor-patient conversation experiences that lead to more meaningful patient relationships, effective population management and, ultimately, better clinical and financial outcomes. FREE

NOV

7

Wed

WordPress NoVa/Arlington: Getting Started with Keyword Research, 6:30-8:30pm at Hilton - Arlington (950 North Stafford St. Arlington, VA 22203 · Arlington, VA). This month's meetup is a beginner-friendly introduction to keyword research for search engine optimization (SEO). Our speaker will provide an overview of the role of keywords, search engine user behavior and expectations, tips for brainstorming phrases to target in your optimization efforts, and free or low-cost tools to help you with your research. You will also learn what to do with your keywords once you've selected them to begin on-page optimization (hint: you don't drop them into a "keyword" field in a WordPress plugin and call it done.) FREE

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

🗳️HAPPY ELECTION DAY!🗳️

NOV

6

Tue

⭐Election Day 2018: Click here to find your Polling Place.,

NOV

6

Tue

Phil Mendelson's Election Night Party, 8pm at Provision 14 (2100 14th Street, NW). Join us tomorrow to watch the election results and celebrate all the Democratic Victories. Co-hosted with Attorney General @KarlRacineDC and Ward 1 Councilmember @BrianneKNadeau. FREE

NOV

6

Tue

Team Sycamore Election Night Party, 8-11pm at UPROAR Lounge & Restaurant (639 Florida Ave NW). Join Jamie and Team Sycamore on November 6th to celebrate all our amazing work on a hard-fought campaign. It promises to be a big night not only for us, but for the country as a whole! We will be showing the results from across the Nation. Of course, beer always tastes better after campaigning, so please let us know if you can spare a couple of hours in the day to help us staff the polls. FREE

NOV

6

Tue

An Evening with Jennifer Knapp in the Wine Garden, 9pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Jennifer Knapp has experienced enough chaos and turmoil in her life that she could write about it on every album. Instead, she made Love Comes Back Around, a collection of songs that focus on what really matters. $15

NOV

6

Tue

DC API User Group - November Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). 6:00pm - 6:45pm Food, drinks and networking, 6:45pm - 6:55pm Introductions and Announcements, 6:55pm - 8:00pm Presentations. FREE

NOV

6

Tue

Roofers Union - Election Night drink specials, All night at Roofers Union (2446 18th St NW). Guests looking for a spot to post up with a drink and watch election results roll in can head to Roofers Union on November 6. The restaurant’s TVs will be tuned in to the election results and the bar will extend happy hour drink specials all night long. Drink specials include select $3 local draft beers, $5 wines and $5 house spirits. Roofers Union will also be offering its weekly Tuesday ‘Geek Night’ discount on large-format bottled beers, available all night at half-price. A special $9 Blue Negroni joins the cocktail menu for the night in addition to the classic red Negroni. FREE

NOV

6

Tue

The Edwin O. Reischauer Memorial Lecture by Ambassador Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, 4-6:30pm at Kenney Auditorium, SAIS (1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to invite you to join the Memorial Lecture by Ambassador Sugiyama, Japan's Ambassador to the United States of America. The lecture will take place on November 6, 2018. Doors will open at 4:00pm and Ambassador Sugiyama will speak at 4:30pm. There will be a reception to follow Ambassador Sugiyama's remarks. FREE

NOV

6

Tue

2018 Midterm Elections Watch Party, 6:30-9pm at The Front Page (1333 New Hampshire Ave NW). It's that time again! Come watch the results come in as we eat/drink/socialize! FREE

NOV

6

Tue

Ward 6 Election Night Watch Party, 8-11pm at Tunnicliff's Tavern (222 7th St SE). Join Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and the Ward 6 Democrats for an Election Night Watch Party at Tunnicliff's Tavern near Eastern Market after polls close at 8pm. FREE

NOV

6

Tue

Watch Party at Pitchers, 7pm at Pitchers DC (2317 18th St NW). Watch the election at your favorite neighorhood bar! FREE, one drink free with "I voted" sticker

NOV

6

Tue

Election Night 2018 at Teddy & The Bully Bar, 3pm-Midnight at Teddy & The Bully Bar (1200 19th St NW). Come out and celebrate with us your right to vote on this momentous day as we offer some of most popular items at reduced prices all night long. We will create the Election Night Atmospher with decorations and our regular happy hour from 3pm until 7pm along with these other all evening long specials FREE

Monday, November 5, 2018

NOV

5

Mon

Austrian-American Poetry Slam & Band Jam, 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is thrilled to partner for the first time with the non-profit organization Words Beats & Life (WBL) and venture into new territory for a unique evening full of words, beats and sounds. Juxtaposed to the two local Hip-Hop poetry artists Raquel 'Ra' Brown and Alan King will be the poetry-slammer Christoph Steiner, spitting some Austrian poetry. The English-German poetry slam will be accompanied with music by the four young Austrian artists. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

Notti 824: Opening Night, 5-7pm at Notti 824 in ARC THE.HOTEL (824 New Hampshire Ave NW). Complimentary glass of wine and light bites from the menu to anyone who stops by on opening night. The redesigned farm-to-table restaurant concept boasts simple dining that’s both fresh and locally sourced within a quaint dining experience. The restaurant is within the newly updated ARC THE.HOTEL, which features bright, spacious guest rooms, panoramic views of the Potomac River and an impressive array of tech-based amenities. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

Valedictory Remarks & Reception with Ambassador Tim Groser, 4pm at Business Roundtable (300 New Jersey Ave NW). The Honorable Ambassador Tim Groser was appointed New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United States in January 2016 and will be retiring from his current post on November 9, 2018. In his distinguished government career, Ambassador Groser served as an elected member of the New Zealand Parliament, Minister of Trade, and served as New Zealand’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), among numerous disintinguished positions within the New Zealand government over the past 44 years. FREE as a WITA Member, $100 otherwise

NOV

5

Mon

Summit Diplomacy in the Korean Peninsula, 5-6pm plus reception at Mortara Center for International Studies (36th Street Northwest). How could a new peace and security situation be designed on the Korean Peninsula? And what does the diplomatic view look like from Moscow? Dr. Georgy Toloraya, Russian diplomat and academic, will weigh in based on his extensive experience in Korean affairs. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

Curator’s Talk with José Manuel Springer, 6:45-8pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th Street Northwest). The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to welcome José Manuel Springer, curator of our current exhibition, Vested Values: Mexican Contemporary Art from the Payment in Kind Collection, on Monday, November 5th at 6:45 p.m. Springer will deliver a talk titled Creative Processes in contemporary art, and will guide us through the exhibition to present the existent paradigms, current themes, and transversal axes that characterize contemporary artistic production in Mexico. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Innovate and Grow - A Conversation with Julie Sweet, CEO - Accenture North America, 5:30-6:30pm at CSIS Headquarters (1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW). Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer of Accenture North America. She will discuss artificial intelligence, innovation, and re-skilling the workforce for the future. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

Nuclear Power at Home and Abroad: An Industry Briefing, 5-7pm at Rome Building (1619 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Room 806). Nuclear power is an important carbon-free energy source for about 10 percent of the world’s electricity. Many view it as essential in global efforts to mitigate climate change. In the United States, 20 percent of electricity comes from 99 operating nuclear reactors. Looking ahead some 60 new nuclear reactors are under construction, mostly in Asia. Light reception to follow. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

An Antitrust Professor on the Bench - Judge Douglas Ginsburg Liber Amicorum Conference, 1:30-6:30pm at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School (3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201). On the occasion of the release of the book tribute to Judge Douglas Ginsburg, available through Concurrences or Amazon, Concurrences Review is pleased to present: "An Antitrust Professor on the Bench" Judge Douglas Ginsburg Liber Amicorum Conference. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

Gen Hayden & Greg Miller: An Election Eve Discussion of The Apprentice, 7-9pm at Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University (4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030). In conversation with General Michael V. Hayden, former CIA and NSA director and Schar School of Policy & Government Distinguished Visiting Professor, Mr. Miller will examine what has been called the political crime of the century: a foreign government, led by a brutal authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

HOUSE OF MUSIC: Kolonien, 6:30-8pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). Kolonien is a four-piece contemporary folk family band. A ”big year” champion birdwatcher, his brother, a housebuilding father of two sons, their neighbor, a percussion explorer of four continents, and their cousin Anna Möller, the star fiddler of the band who’s also the daughter of Sweden’s living folk music legend Ale Möller. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

Drupal DC: November Monthly Meetup, 7-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). Ever been asked to report on pageviews to your boss or client? Or wondered whether your bounce rate is good, bad or irrelevant? Reporting on your website stats doesn't have to be tedious. This presentation covers the metrics people most often use incorrectly, what they really should measure and how to get real insight into engagement on your site. As always, food and drink will be provided by CHIEF. FREE

NOV

5

Mon

DC Tech Meetup #68: Demos, Demos, Demos, 7-8:30pm at The Washington Post (1301 K Street Northwest). Join fellow technologists & technology enthusiasts for an evening of live demos from companies developing great technology in Washington DC. FREE

Sunday, November 4, 2018

NOV

4

Sun

Beyond the Studio Workshop: Collage with Nara Park, 1-3pm at American Art Museum, 3rd Floor | Luce Foundation Center (8th and F Streets, NW). Hear from artist, Nara Park, about her experience as a DC-based multi-disciplinary artist and receive instruction on how to create your very best work. Presented in collaboration with Cultural DC. $5

NOV

4

Sun

Sheridan School K-3 Parent Child Event, at Sheridan School (4400 36th Street NW). Families interested in Kindergarten to third grade are invited to an afternoon at Sheridan. Explore and learn from our stellar faculty alongside your child. Classes include science, music, and art. Step into the spaces where Sheridan students learn, play and create. Experience the joy Sheridan faculty bring to our classrooms as you observe your child learning from the best. Following the classroom experience, we will entertain your child while you hear about Sheridan from our Middle School students, our administration and our Head of School. FREE, rsvp by emailing [email protected]

NOV

4

Sun

Steven Ossad - Omar Nelson Bradley: America’s GI General, 1-3pm at National Museum of American Jewish Military History (1811 R Street Northwest). Author Steven Ossad joins us to discuss the remarkable career of Omar Bradley including his interactions with famed Jewish officers Maurice Rose and Mickey Marcus. Omar Bradley rose to the pinnacle of the American military establishment and was the last of the major World War II military leaders to pass from the scene. Usually included as the last and youngest of the “five stars,” he had the most combat experience of the three American Army Group commanders in Europe during World War II and was our most important ground commander. FREE

Saturday, November 3, 2018

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3

Sat

Cade Foundation 13th Family Building Gala, 5-10pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd ). The 2018 Cade Foundation Family Building Gala is our opportunity to recognize the outstanding work of the organizations and individuals throughout the nation supporting families OVERCOMING infertility. This year we will recognize new Family Buildig Grant recipients, and celebrate the contributions of Family Building Champions! Live Music, Silent Auction, Open Bar, Seated Dinner Program $175 or volunteer

NOV

3

Sat

BYT Presents: Kenda Confidential @ Death Becomes Us: A True Come Festival, 12:45pm at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University (730 21st St NW). Join everyone’s favorite retired homicide detective, Lt. Joe Kenda, as he jumps on the other side of the interrogation table to discuss in intimate detail his two decades on the force. During his tenure, Kenda and his team solved 356 of his 387 homicide cases, and in the hit Investigation Discovery series “Homicide Hunter,” Kenda reveals chilling memories of murders that still haunt him. $30

NOV

3

Sat

Smithsonian Food History Weekend - Festival, 10am-5:30pm at National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Ave NW). The Food History Festival is a free day of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks, and stories exploring the past, present, and future of regional food cultures in America. Talented chefs, local organizations, experts, museum curators, students, and more will be on hand to spark conversation, lead activities, and dig into food history with museum visitors of all ages. All activities are free. FREE

NOV

3

Sat

Friends of Forest Hills Playground Annual Spooktacular, 10am-12pm at Friends of Forest Hills Playground (3200 Chesapeake Street). Save the Date for November 3rd, 10a-12n(pending approval) and save your costume for one last hurrah with the Annual Friends of Forest Hills Playground's Spooktacular Parade! FREE

NOV

3

Sat

Scott Kelly: Infinite Wonder, 7-8:30pm at Baird Auditorium / National Museum of Natural History (10th and Constitution Avenue, NW). Join us for a talk and book signing by astronaut Scott Kelly. NOTE: Tickets must be purchased through the Smithsonian Associates website (see link below). Tickets cost $35/$45 (member/non-member). The ticket price includes a copy of Kelly's book "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery." His new book, "Infinite Wonder," will also be available for sale and signing. $45

NOV

3

Sat

Become an Archaeologist for a Day!, 11am-12:30pm at Embassy of Greece (2217 Massachusetts Ave NW). For a third consecutive year, The Embassy of Greece gives the opportunity to our little friends to turn into archaeologists for a day! Explore the magic of Ancient Greek Culture with the help of special Museum-kits designed at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens and copies of ancient Greek artefacts. FREE

NOV

3

Sat

Kūrybinės dirbtuvės: Laimė yra lapė, 4:30-5:30pm at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania (2622 16th Street Northwest). FREE

NOV

3

Sat

VOLUNTEER for the 2018 Cade Family Building Gala, 1-11pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). The Cade Foundation Family Building Gala is our annual celebration of families OVERCOMING infertility as well organizations and individuals doing great work to support families with infertility. We need 12 volunteers to make this years Family Building Gala a success! If you are interested and available please sign up for the volunteer category that you would like. The annual Family Building Gala provides a great opportunity for us to acknowledge the grant recipients as well as those who have made a difference in for families (nationally) with infertility. FREE

NOV

3

Sat

Young Patrons of The National Theatre Beetlejuice Reception, 6pm+ at National Theatre DC (1321 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Join in the spectacularly fun celebration of Beetlejuice the musical with the Young Patrons of The National Theatre. Our Beetlejuice-inspired reception will remind you of your favorite childhood Halloween party, but with an open bar. Festive attire is strongly encouraged. Includes a seat at the 8pm show. $160+

NOV

3

Sat

Wings for Val 4th Annual Fundraising Event, 3-6pm at Women In Military Service For America Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22202). Program & Reception to be held at the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, where you can see the "Wings for Val" exhibit on female military aviators. FREE

Friday, November 2, 2018

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2

Fri

Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | Hocus Pocus, 8pm at Union Market (309 5th St NE). Grab your popcorn and a blanket and get ready for movie night under the stars, as Union Market's drive-in movies are back for the seventh season. The DC Rollergirls will also be wheeling around to serve snacks and beverages. FREE

NOV

2

Fri

Motley Fool Workplace Foolosophy Tour, 9:30-11am at Motley Fool Intergalactic Headquarters (2000 Duke St, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314). You’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s unique company culture and want to bring our special sauce back to your organization Consider attending a First Friday Workplace Foolosophy Tour! Hosted on the first Friday of every month from 9:30am – 11:00am, this regularly scheduled experience includes an interactive tour of FoolHQ followed by a 30-minute Q&A with People Team Fools. FREE

NOV

2

Fri

Smithsonian Food History Weekend - Roundtables, 9:30am-6:00pm at National Museum of American History, Warner Bros. Theater (1300 Constitution Ave NW). The roundtables are a series of moderated conversations for all inquiring minds. As a core component of Food History Weekend, the roundtables will convene historians, writers, chefs, entrepreneurs, activists, and practitioners to discuss changing regional foodways in America. The first two panels of the day will address broad questions about the concept of regions and the role of place in shaping American food cultures. The second two roundtables are case studies of two emblematic regions in the United States: the Pacific Northwest and the South. These case studies will explore strong food traditions alongside emerging aspects of new regional cuisines. All sessions are free, with registration strongly recommended. FREE

NOV

2

Fri

California Underground Wines Tasting Event, 6:30-8:30pm at University of California Washington Center (1608 Rhode Island Ave). Please join UC Alumni for a wine tasting/educational event brought to you by Berkeley alum Laura Perret Fontana of California Underground Wine Events & Elizabeth Schneider from Wine for Normal People, featuring vintners from a dozen small, family-owned, passionate California wineries throughout the state's wine regions. An educational portion, by the award-winning wine expert Elizabeth Schneider, whose Wine for Normal People podcasts are renowned worldwide, will precede the wine tasting. Appetizers provided. Scroll to the bottom to Register. (Use the plus sign to add attendees) $15

NOV

2

Fri

Winter Reception At The Embassy of France, 6-9pm 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. This is NOT a wine tasting event as such. However, it is all-you-can-drink French Wines Event (few selected French wines though). $45

NOV

2

Fri

Comets and the Origin of Life: The Proposed CAESAR Mission, 8-10pm at The John Wesley Powell Auditorium, adjacent to the Cosmos Club (Corner of Massachusetts Ave NW and Florida Ave NW). Steven will discuss comets and the proposed CAESAR Mission to return a comet sample to Earth. Comets are among the oldest and most interesting objects in the solar system. Learning about them can tell us a great deal about the origins and formation of the solar system, and perhaps about the origin of life. The Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return Mission (CAESAR) is a proposed mission back to 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko to sample the comet and bring the samples back to earth. Currently, it is one of a pair of finalists selected for further concept development in NASA’s New Frontiers Program. If CAESAR is selected, and things go smoothly, it will launch in 2024 and return samples to Earth in 2038. FREE

NOV

2

Fri

BLACK TIE DAY OF THE DEAD GALA & FIESTA AT THE MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE, 8:30-11:45pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th St NW). At this special gala, we will be combining the American Halloween season with the treasured Mexican holiday/spiritual event. You’ll be transported into a world filled with the wonders of the PreColombian legends and the beauty of Mexican beaches as we celebrate the holidays with our unique International Touch. $128

NOV

2

Fri

2018 WITA-Registrar Corp FDA Bootcamp, 8:30am-12pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Polaris Suite (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW ). Join regulatory consulting firm Registrar Corp for an intensive 4-hour “Boot Camp” on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on food and beverages as well as pharmaceutical products. Learn about issues such as FSMA, New Food Labeling Rules, and Current FDA Drug Regulations from a leading provider of FDA compliance assistance. $75+

NOV

2

Fri

Movements, Power and Accountability - A Panel Discussion & Reception, 2-5pm at JASS Office (2040 S St NW). JASS (Just Associates) and Accountability Research Center (ARC) are proud to announce a panel discussion on Movements, Power and Accountability: Grassroots Organizing Perspectives from Asia, Africa and Latin America. We welcome panelists from Indonesia, the Philippines, Zimbabwe and Guatemala for a deep dive into their work and contexts. We are also launching a publication based on PEKKA’s 20 years of feminist movement-building work, “Movement Building for Accountability: Learning from Indonesian Women’s Organizing.” FREE

NOV

2

Fri

Variety DC Charity Screening and Silent Auction - Bohemian Rhapsody, 5:30-10pm at Regal Gallery Place (701 7th St NW). Variety -- the Children's Charity of the National Capital Region (Variety DC) is hosting an advance screening of Bohemian Rhapsody to raise funds for children with mobility issues in DC, MD, and VA. $30+

NOV

2

Fri

JOKES & JAZZ 9 (National Comedians & Live Jazz Music) & Special "ART SALE", 5:30-8pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street Northwest). On Friday, November 2, 2018-- Char-Town Entertainment & CTE Vision Foundation, Inc. will host "Jokes & Jazz"—a fundraising event at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington DC… a night of hilarious stand-up COMEDY-- and exceptional LIVE MUSIC entertainment… Youth Jazz artists joined by some very special musical guests. This edition of Jokes & Jazz will also feature "Art Show for Charity" (original paintings will be on display for SALE). All Proceeds from art sale are tax deductible and will benefit youth arts & entertainment education initiatives. $20

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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1

Thu

Fight Night: Fight for Children, The late Joseph E. Robert, Jr. started Fight Night 28 years ago as an opportunity to get his friends and colleagues together for a fun night to support a great cause- improving the lives of at-risk children throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Since that first event in 1990, Fight Night has generated more than $60 million; fueling our work at Fight For Children and enabling us to continue Joe’s mission of improving early childhood education.

NOV

1

Thu

The MusicianShip Gala 2018, 7-11pm at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Join The MusicianShip and music-loving professionals from around the D.C. Metropolitan area at our Annual Gala to celebrate another year of changing lives with music. Hosted by The French Embassy, this year’s gala promises to be a uniquely sophisticated end-of-the-year celebration! This elegant affair will feature a 5-star dinner, wine & open bar service, live music, dancing, a silent auction, and special guest performers—including students of The MusicianShip!
$85+

NOV

1

Thu

Luce Unplugged: Jenna Camille, 5:30-7pm at American Art Museum (Luce Foundation Center, Third Floor). Explore some of the three thousand artworks in SAAM’s Luce Center while listening to up-and-coming local bands. Producer, songwriter, vocalist, pianist, drummer, and writer, Jenna Camille, blends electronic, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, and hip-hop elements. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

The Smithsonian Food History Weekend: Gala, TBD at National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Ave NW). Join us for the 4th Annual Smithsonian Food History Gala to support the ongoing research, collecting, and programs of our American Food History Project. The evening will feature the Presentation of the 2018 Julia Child Award $500

NOV

1

Thu

El Día de los Muertos Celebration, 5:30pm at Portrait Gallery, Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard (8th St NW & F St NW). Join us for an evening of music, dancing and crafts in celebration of Latin American heritage, including special performances by the DC-based band Los Gallos Negros and dancers from the Maru Montero Dance Company. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

45th Annual D.C. History Conference, Nov 1-4 at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave NW). The annual D.C. History Conference is a collaboration between the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., George Washington University, DC Public Library, and DC Office of Public Records. Since 1973, the mission of the conference has been to provide a friendly and rigorous forum for discussing and promoting original research about the history of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The 2018 conference explores themes related to “Mobility, Migration, and Movement,” including the creation of Metro, the impact of migration to the region, and the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass, a man for whom mobility meant an escape to freedom. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

SEMOSS Demo: How To Fuel Better Insights For Your Business, 6:30-8:30pm at MakeOffices (1751 Pinnacle Dr, Suite 600 · McLean, VA). Data continues to be decentralized today from personal data sources (excel, csv) to enterprise data sources to cloud data sources to social data dources. So how do you harness fast data to generate faster insights? SEMOSS remedies this by connecting to all of these data sources, generating visualizations, and performing analytics at the click of a button. Your insights can then be shared easily with others in a collaborative space. In this demo, we will show you how SEMOSS can access, blend, clean, visualize, and analyze data to make decisions that are otherwise not possible. SEMOSS is an open source business analytics application built by Deloitte. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

“Vietnam Photographers: Capturing the War on Film” - National Archives, 6:50-8:30pm at The National Archives Museum (700 Pennsylvania Ave NW). In partnership with the U.S. Army Center of Military History and in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, a panel of combat photographers who served in Vietnam as part of the Army’s Special Photographic Office will discuss their role and their work. They produced some of the most iconic and important images from the war and captured the soldiers’ experience through swamps and jungles. Panelists include Ted Acheson, Robert LaFoon, William San Hamel, Richard Durrance, and Carl C. Hansen. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

Successful Strategies in Diplomatic Lobbying, 5:30pm at McGhee Library, Georgetown University (37th and O St. NW). Embassy-based congressional outreach delivers results for diplomatic missions in Washington - it is the often unheralded side of diplomatic work. This presentation, drawing on examples from the embassies of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, and Israel, examines the different ways in which embassies engage in congressional outreach. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

Election Integrity in the Digital Age, 5-7:30pm at OpenGov Hub (1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest, #500). While aspects of the Russia investigation are ongoing, it is now well known and agreed upon by the US intelligence community that overseas hackers succeeded in accessing critical data to influence the 2016 US presidential elections. This has raised serious and unprecedented concerns for American national security and democracy. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

Talks @ Pulitzer: Rachel Nuwer on the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, 5:30-7pm at Pulitzer Center (1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615). Join us for a Talks @ Pulitzer on Thursday, November 1, 2018, as award-winning science journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer speaks about her investigative reporting project, The World Without Wildlife. Nuwer's recently released book, Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, has taken her across a dozen countries and into the underground world of global wildlife trafficking. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

The 31st Annual Dolan Lecture, 5:30-8:30pm at The Virginia Hospital Center , The John T. Hazel, M.D. Conference Center (1701 N George Mason Dr , Arlington, VA 22205). Screening for disease is one of the main reasons people visit their health care providers, and being diagnosed with late-stage cancer is one of the biggest health-related fears we harbor. So why involve patients in the decision whether to screen for cancer? Isn’t this the doctor’s job? FREE

NOV

1

Thu

Cooking in Iran with Najmieh Batmanglij, 6:30-8:30pm at Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art (Independence Avenue at 12th St, SW). Take a culinary journey throughout Iran with chef, author, and “guru of Persian cooking” Najmieh Batmanglij. Celebrate the release of her new book Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets with a talk, followed by a reception and tasting. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

#PLEN40 Leadership Connection: HIV/AIDS Response and Policy, 4:30-7:30pm at Bloomberg Government (1101 K St NW). In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, PLEN is highlighting the impact we’ve made as we continue to break down barriers for future women policy leaders. The 40th Anniversary Leadership Connection series will bring our current and future leaders together in one room to discuss our country’s most pressing policy issues. Through these discussions, we’ll look back at the progress that we have made and look forward to the work that still needs to be done. FREE

NOV

1

Thu

"The Taking", 6-8pm at Cody Gallery 2nd Floor (1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22201). Cody Gallery at Marymount University is pleased to present "The Taking," a solo exhibition by Negar Ahkami. "The Taking" consists of conceptually linked paintings covering a range of themes, and a monumental installation of fragmented pieces made to appear as broken ceramic shards. The exhibition examines varied instances of appropriation of Persian art and culture in Western civilization, from ancient periods to present day’s politics. In "The Taking," Ahkami weaves a narrative that serves as a reminder that history and recollection, while often fragmented and broken, may be retold. FREE

October 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

🎃HAPPY HALLOWEEN!🎃

OCT

31

Wed

Harry Potter Party DC, 8pm at Union Stage (740 Water St SW). Festivities include: TRIVIA, LIVE DJ & DANCE PARTY (we also have spots to *chill*), COSTUME CONTEST winner (groups encouraged) gets cash prize, DRINK SPECIALS & harry potter themed drinks, QUIDDITCH PONG & MORE!!! $25+

OCT

31

Wed

Jim Lauderdale w/ Amelia White In The Wine Garden, 8:30 PM at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Join us on Tuesday, October 30th at the Reagan National Building for our 2nd Annual Member Meeting. This event will run from 8am to 1pm and includes a plenary address by Jordan Goodman, America’s Money Answers Man, and author of thirteen personal finance books. Topics include paying off your mortgage in 5-7 years on your existing level of income, refinancing student loan debt, and earning higher yields on your capital. Registration is free, and non-members are welcome to attend. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided. $22

OCT

31

Wed

French Embassy Halloween Dance Soiree with French Wine, Parisian Desserts, 7-10:30pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Join us on your own or with friends, to celebrate Halloween at the French Embassy with an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing! Even if you've never danced before, let us show you how to dance the Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Salsa followed by an evening of dancing in the French Embassy ballroom as you meet ICDC members and make new friends. $25+

OCT

31

Wed

The State of Transatlantic Relations and the European Union - Past, Present, and Future, 6-9pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Panelists will draw on their first-hand experience to examine and assess the present state of transatlantic relations and the European Union, and will discuss future prospects against the background of the upcoming U.S. midterms, the European Parliament elections in May 2019 and a new European Commission, as well as specific challenges like migration, trade disputes, the final phase of the Brexit negotiations, and the rise of populist and anti-establishment political movements on both sides of the Atlantic. FREE

OCT

31

Wed

National Press Club Communicators Summit 2018 - Today's Biggest Challenges: Technology and Inter-Generational Communications, 8am-2pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW -- 13th floor). This year's program will address new technologies (including Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality) that can help public relations professionals and journalists with effective story telling and reaching audiences. At the same time, because technology has opened doors for consumers to get news and information via numerous platforms, communicators need to reach them not just by those platforms, but by using inter-generational -- even multicultural language that resonates and engages towards some action -- to buy a product, to vote a particular way, support a POV or even just to inform or educate. $25+

OCT

31

Wed

Halloween Skate, TBD at TBD (TBD). Disco Cart Skating is the easiest street skating we do in the Washington Area Roadskaters. With limited hills, we welcome quad skaters, derby girls, spring stilts, bikes, scooters and any others who can keep up. You can get a great workout by adding some extra fast miles on your own by doubling back on the route, or by diverting your strength into dance moves and cone skating tricks. And you can volunteer to push the cart up a hill to add an upper body workout too. FREE

OCT

31

Wed

Murder Mystery Comedy Show, 7:30pm at DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Avenue NW). We've had a lot of people "kill" on our stage over the years, but at this show, we're asking the audience to solve a murder. "Halloween Whodunit" is put on by Die Laughing Productions, which has been bringing great murder mystery comedy shows to the Improv since 2016. This show is a lot of fun, and it's your chance to avoid staying home handing out candy to ungrateful teenagers all night. Win-win. $19

OCT

31

Wed

Family-friendly Halloween, 5pm+ at Chatter (5247 Wisconsin Ave NW). Families on their way to trick or treat can stop by Chatter for a quick candy fix, as well as for complimentary face painting starting at 5pm to give the perfect finishing touch to outfits. $1 hot cider and cocoa will also be available outside to ward off the fall chill. Adults will be able to enjoy the non-alcoholic hot drinks as well as $5 spiked ciders and cocoas. Face painting and hot drinks will be available on Chatter’s patio starting at 5pm. Tony Kornheiser, one of Chatter’s owners and a sports host on popular ESPN show “Pardon the Interruption,” will make a special appearance in costume as well. FREE

OCT

31

Wed

Roofers Union- Halloween beers, 5pm+ at Roofers Union and Jug and Table (Adams Morgan, DC). Roofers Union is pouring two outside-of-the-box pumpkin beers and a spooky cocktail on October 31 for Halloween. General Manager and Beer Director Dave Delaplaine will offer Almanac Brewing’s “Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville,” a 7% pumpkin pie sour beer with vanilla bean and notes of fall spice, and Avery Brewing’s “Rumpkin,” a heavy-hitting 17% rum barrel-aged pumpkin strong ale. For guests in the mood for a cocktail, Roofers Union and Jug & Table will also both be serving an eerie blue $9 “Hocus Pocus” cocktail (a White Negroni disguised with butterfly pea flower.) The special Halloween drinks are available a la carte starting at 5pm. FREE

OCT

31

Wed

Halloween Party at Ozio's Rooftop, 6-10pm at Ozio Rooftop Lounge (1813 M Street Northwest). Do a Halloween dress-up and brace yourself for a multi-level sensory overload costume bash with stiff drinks, insane dance and good times; before the ghouls and goblins are coming out to get us! Join hundreds and enjoy a spooky night filled with fun. It will definitely be a memorable one! This event usually sells out. $2

OCT

31

Wed

4th Annual HEROES VS VILLAINS Bachata Halloween Party With EL TIGUERE, 8pm+ at The Salsa Room (2619 Columbia Pike, Arlington). HEROES VS VILLAINS Bachata Halloween Party FREE

OCT

31

Wed

Superfine! Art Fair | DC 2018, Oct 31 - Nov 4 at Union Market (1309 5th Street Northeast,Dock 5 Event Space). Over 300 visual artists from DC and beyond will present new contemporary artwork throughout 74 curated booths, and with price points beginning below $100 and 75% of works available below $5,000, you're certain to discover the perfect piece for your castle or cottage. Join us for a chic sneak peek Masquerade Vernissage opening on Halloween night, or indulge your inner child with artisan scoops by Trickling Springs Creamery at our Young Collectors' Ice Cream Social on Friday 11/2. From panel discussions with local art luminaries to art movie nights, Superfine! DC has Washingtonians covered as your own local, global art fair. FREE

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

OCT

30

Thu

17th Street High Heel Race, 6pm at JR'S Bar & Grill (1700 R St NW). Join DC as we gather for the High Heel Race - even the Mayor and other political appointees and candidates show up! FREEgay outdoors

OCT

30

Tue

2nd Annual WAEPA Member Meeting, 8am-1pm at Pavilion Room, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Join us on Tuesday, October 30th at the Reagan National Building for our 2nd Annual Member Meeting. This event will run from 8am to 1pm and includes a plenary address by Jordan Goodman, America’s Money Answers Man, and author of thirteen personal finance books. Topics include paying off your mortgage in 5-7 years on your existing level of income, refinancing student loan debt, and earning higher yields on your capital. Registration is free, and non-members are welcome to attend. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Presentación de un libro sobre Tomás Eloy Martínez, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). A trip with Tomás E. Martínez (Córdoba: Alción, 2018) enters with effrontery, illusion and rebellion to the novels and chronicles of the author, and on the tapestry of those readings the characters and histories of the original are transfigured in new stories. I lived the encounters with the author as testimonies of life: he becoming the reader of my stories and I contemplating the fragility of time in the antechamber of his death. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Call Your Girlfriend - The Shine Theory Tour 2018, 8pm at Sixth & I (600 I St NW). The podcast for long-distance besties everywhere, “Call Your Girlfriend” has garnered hundreds of thousands of listeners since launching in 2014. Alongside producer Gina Delvac, each week co-hosts Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman discuss the intricacies of pop culture and break down the latest in politics. They’re highbrow and lowbrow, fiercely opinionated, and not afraid to get real about everything from menstrual cycles to the commander in chief, all with devastating wit. $30

OCT

30

Tue

Quince Ensemble & TAK Ensemble [CONCERT], 8-10pm at Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street SE). Our 2018 Founder’s Day Concert in honor of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge features two adventurous new music ensembles who fearlessly explore repertoire for their unique combinations. The TAK Ensemble is a quintet of voice, flute, clarinet, violin and percussion that is always on the lookout for new compositional voices. The Quince Ensemble is a vocal quartet that commissions feverishly; their performance will feature the world premieres of several new works, including a collection of Guthrie-inspired songs. This is music by composers largely new to the Coolidge Auditorium—come celebrate with us! FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Gang Violence in Central America - A Transnational Issue, 6:30-8:30pm at Mount Pleasant Library (3160 16th st NW). Many of the gangs that people tried to escape in Latin America have set up shop in the United States, attracting young recruits from the community and putting the whole metro region at risk. Some political leaders have pointed to these issues as rationale for restrictive immigration policies. The aim of this discussion will be to brainstorm ways to protect our communities from gang violence while also protecting immigrant communities who are the most vulnerable to these gangs. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Silhouette: Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, 6:30-7:30pm at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (8th & G Streets, NW. Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium). Dana Tai Soon Burgess, the National Portrait Gallery Choreographer-in-Residence, and his company will respond to the exhibition “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now” in a poignant modern dance work with video by designer Kelly Colburn. After the performance, join Burgess and Portrait Gallery Curator Asma Naeem as they discuss “Black Out” and Burgess’s process in creating his newest work. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

The Parthenon and American Archaeologists, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Greece (2217 Massachusetts Ave NW). The oldest American overseas research institute was established in Athens in 1881, at a time when hundreds of Greeks were beginning to migrate to the United States. From the arrival of the first scholar, the Parthenon has been a focus of the American School’s research fellows and faculty. This lecture looks at some of their more interesting discoveries from 1896 to the present and demonstrates how this inestimable building continues to fascinate and inform us about the classical past. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Ambassador Insider Series — Peru, 6-9pm at Embassy of Peru (1700 Massachusetts Ave NW). On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Ambassador Pareja will address these challenges and more during our Ambassador Insider Series event, to take place at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. The event will be moderated by Larry Luxner, news editor of The Washington Diplomat. $45 or free for hill staff

OCT

30

Tue

First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun, 6:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave). David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist. Harsanyi is the author of three books including First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, and numerous other publications. David has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and dozens of radio talk shows across the country. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treating for Dogs, 6-7:30pm at Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown (2401 M Street Northwest). Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is inviting friends and neighbors to stop by with their canine companions for Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treating with Puppy Kisses on Tuesday, October 30 in the hotel’s courtyard between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Solar Focus Job Fair 2018, 9am-1pm at Capital Hilton (1001 16th Street NW). MDV-SEIA and GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic are hosting the third annual Solar Focus Job Fair on October 30th at the Capital Hilton to kickoff the 2018 Solar Focus Conference. Connect face-to-face with employers from solar and energy-efficiency related companies and organizations who are actively seeking candidates for open positions. FREE

OCT

30

Tue

Brewsday – Law Enforcement and Pop Culture, 6pm at National Law Enforcement Museum (444 E St NW). Law enforcement has appeared on film since early silent movies like Chaplin’s Police to Dragnet, the first police procedural, to modern films and TV like End of Watch and Brooklyn-Nine-Nine. Explore the changing relationship between Hollywood and law enforcement while getting into the Halloween spirit during the Museum’s first Brewsday program. $40

OCT

30

Tue

Racing Into the Sky: The Women Who Broke the Original Glass Ceiling, 6:45pm at S. Dillon Ripley Center (1100 Jefferson Dr SW). Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. The men who flew the planes were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. The handful of female pilots on the racing scene were ridiculed for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and often deadly, activity. $30

OCT

30

Tue

Eerie but Educational Ecosocialist Evening: IPCC Report on 1.5 C, 7-8:30pm at D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch (4450 Wisconsin Ave NW). What’s scaring us this Halloween? Melting permafrost. Hellish wildfires. Mass displacement. Rising sea levels. Ghosting ice caps. Species extinction. Undead algae blooms. Runaway climate feedback loops. Fossil-fueled fascism. FREE

Monday, October 29, 2018

OCT

29

Mon

Austria: The First Victim?, 8am-1pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). In memory of the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss in March and the November pogroms (aka “Night of broken glass”) and on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Austrian law on art restitution, Secretary General of the Austrian National Fund Hannah Lessing’s address will draw a wide spectrum ranging from historic facts and the ongoing official commemorative events in Austria this year to the measures Austria has taken to address the dark past of the Nazi period. FREE

OCT

29

Mon

District Beauty Guide Tastemaker Dinner Party, 6:45-9:30pm at Proper 21 (1319 F Street Northwest). We are honored to host Bailey Sessoms for an exclusive DBG Tastemaker Dinner Party. Guests will enjoy an intimate three-course dinner paired with an educational conversation on enhancing your natural beauty and building a successful personal brand that affords you more opportunities in life. $125

OCT

29

Mon

Awesome Foundation DC Live Pitch & 8th Birthday Party!, 7-10pm at Ivy City Smokehouse (1356 Okie Street Northeast). Join us for the Awesome Foundation DC's 8th birthday celebration and Live Pitch competition! In October, we're going to host our second Live Pitch, similar to 'Shark Tank' where 5 grant applicants will pitch their idea to the audience and trustees live on stage and one will be awarded the $1,000 October grant. There will also be a crowd favorite grant award selected by an audience vote. Join us for some cake, costumes, and creative charitable camaraderie! FREE

OCT

29

Mon

Tragedy of the PMO, 6-8pm at Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange ATX (2300 Wilson Blvd Suite 610, Arlington, VA). There's no clear agreement about what the P in PMO stands for. Some organizations say it's Project. Some say it's Program or Portfolio. Some have all those kinds and more under an EPMO. Join us in this energetic, planning poker style game to explore the reasons why traditional PMO's don't work, and how we can remedy that by altering some fundamental rules to help us make better decisions. FREE

OCT

29

Mon

Hallowzine /DC Zinefest, 0.791666666666667 at Slash Run (201 Upshur St NW). Hallowzine is an event where some of our favorite zinesters, comedians, and storytellers tell and/or read spooky (and/or Spoopy) stories. Previous years have included everything from modern adaptions of Filipino folktales to a puppet version of the internet creepypasta "hook hand car door." Each hallowzine is emceed by a skeleton and a ghost who tells the most obvious ghost jokes imaginable. $7 suggested

OCT

29

Mon

Clean Energy DC Hearing (and Pre-Hearing Volleyball Flashmob), 9am-12pm at John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). The Clean Energy DC Act is up for its FINAL HEARING in the DC Council, so it's time to act! This bill will be heard in Councilmember McDuffie's Business and Economic Development committee on Monday, October 29 at 10am. This hearing is ESSENTIAL to getting this bill passed this year, so we need everyone to pack the room in support of this key bill. FREE

OCT

29

Mon

Free Film Screening of "A New Economy", 6:30-8:30pm at West End Public Library (2301 L Street NW). We're hosting a FREE screening of A New Economy, a 2016 documentary that explores the worker cooperative model through the stories of seven businesses striving to put people over profits. FREE

Sunday, October 28, 2018

OCT

28

Sun

LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour, 1-5pm at LeDroit Park Arch (6TH ST NW and T ST NW). The LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour will showcase the neighborhood’s unique architecture, history, and diversity, from its time as an exclusive enclave, through its heyday as a center of African American intelligentsia, to the present day. Tour participants will enjoy partial interior access of 8 homes that show the neighborhood’s range of sizes, periods, architectural styles, and interior design. $30-$40

OCT

28

Sun

Profs & Pints: Tales from Netherworlds, 6pm at Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St NW). Profs and Pints presents: Tales from Netherworlds, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. The traditional Celtic celebration of Samhainnow known as Halloweenmarked the opening of a door between our world and the world of deities and the dead. In honor of that days approach, Philippa Rappoport returns to the Profs and Pints stage to tell Slavic folktales about journeys to a strange netherworld beneath us. $12

OCT

28

Sun

Panel Discussion: Artist as Time Traveler, 2-4pm at The Center for Hellenic Studies (3100 Whitehaven Street Northwest). Join Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group at the Center for Hellenic Studies for a unique opportunity to hear from artists and curators whose work examines time and history to influence their contemporary practices, featuring Dr. Katia Arfara, Patricia Sannit, and Katherine Akey. FREE

OCT

28

Sun

"Colors + Composition" ALOG 35th Anniversary Exhibit & Sale, 2-5pm at BlackRock Center for the Arts (12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874). Fine original works in a wide variety of mediums by more than 40 members of the Art League of Germantown will be featured in the Kay and Terrace Galleries at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown from October 18 through November 3, 2018. Meet the Artists Wine Reception Sunday, October 28, 2-5pm FREE

OCT

28

Sun

Royal Rebirth: An Ode To Sensuality - Impulse DC 4th Anniversary Party, 6-10pm at Josephine Butler Mansion (2437 15th Street NW). Impulse DC cordially invites you to our Met Gala themed event, "Royal Rebirth: An Ode To Sensuality." Join us for a night of elegance, glamour, and intrigue as we celebrate our fourth anniversary! This will be a night to remember and the social event of the year! Stay tuned to this page for updates on the event, fashion ideas and more! FREE

Saturday, October 27, 2018

OCT

27

Sat

8th Annual 007 Black Tie - SPECTRE 'Writing's on the Wall', 7-11:59pm at Marriott Fairview Park Hotel (3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042). By order of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, you are hereby invited to attend a festive evening with glamour, elegance, and intrigue for a 007 charity Black Tie with World Leaders, VIPs, Heroes, and International secret agents. This auspicious gala will celebrate the demise of SPECTRE’s nefarious plans to control the global surveillance intelligence. We are proud to honor POWs and our military heroes from WWII to Gulf Wars, who will receive MD and VA Governor’s Appreciation Citation. Beneficiary: SemperFiFund.org. $250

OCT

27

Sat

Closing Reception, 4-6pm at 2108 R St NW (2108 R Street Northwest). Join Studio Gallery for our closing reception on Saturday, October 27 from 4-6pm! This exhibition features works from artists Deborah Addison Coburn, Harriet Lesser, and Barbara Williams. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with the artists and experience the end of this exhibit! FREE

OCT

27

Sat

HU Fright Night Masquerade Ball ft. DJ Drama, 9pm-2am at Hard Rock Cafe (999 E Street Northwest ). $40+

OCT

27

Sat

DC SAR Yorktown Luncheon, 11:30am-2:30pm at Patton Hall (301-305 Jackson Avenue, Arlington, VA 22211). The District of Columbia Sons of the American Revolution cordially invite you to attend a luncheon Celebrating the 237th Anniversary of the American Victory at Yorktown and the major contributions to its success by France and French heroes of the Revolution. Senior diplomatic and military officers of France will be our honored guests. $40+

Friday, October 26, 2018

OCT

26

Fri

⭐Early voting begins for DC General Elections, 8:30am-7pm. Oct 26-Nov 2. Click here to find your Early Vote Center!,

OCT

26

Fri

Night of the Living Zoo, 6:30-10pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). halloween outdoor

OCT

26

Fri

Zombie Prom, 7-10pm at Rockwood Manor (11001 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854). Rock your brains out at this happy hour event at Rockwood Manor! Come dressed as the walking dead and enter our costume contest, enjoy the photo booth, and dance to the perfect prom music. Event attendees must be 21+. *Ticket includes two drink tickets and appetizers. Bar only accepts tickets, no cash sales of any kind. $32

OCT

26

Fri

XI Annual Charity Argentine Wine Tasting, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Ave NW). We are proud to announce the 11th edition of our most important event of the year and one of DC’s most popular wine tasting events. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with our fundraising efforts while enjoying Argentina’s best wines, including award-winning traditional Malbecs, fruity Torrontes, hearty Cabernet Sauvignons, and more, paired with delicious Argentine food. $50

OCT

26

Fri

Dia de los Muertos After Hours, 6:30-9:30pm at National Museum of the American Indian (4th Street & Independence Avenue SW). Celebrate Día de los Muertos After Hours. The museum will open its doors for a free late night event during the Day of the Dead Festival. Dance to Mariachis Los Amigos with Mexican folk dance group Bailes de Mi Tierra. Enjoy food and drinks from Taco Bamba, Tico, and the Mitsitam Cafe including tamales, tacos, mescal cocktails, sopapillas and more! Help create an interactive mural, learn to make paper marigolds, and enjoy exclusive access to the galleries. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

NEWSEUM FRIGHTS, 8:30-11pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Calling all goblins and ghouls – you’re in for a fang-tastic night at Newseum Frights. Put on your spookiest costume and join us for the Newseum’s most ghoulish monster mash with live music, cocktails, hauntingly delicious bites and more! Grab your tickets now before they’re gone – this is sure to be a party to die for. Open beer and wine bar all night as well as signature cocktails in our partyvators, Bites from Wolfgang Puck, Live music, and more! $45+

OCT

26

Fri

ScriptDC Conference, Oct 26-28 at American University School of Communication, McKinley Building (4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW). ScriptDC is the premier conference for Mid-Atlantic filmmakers including writers, directors, producers and talent to connect with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. The 2018 conference will be October 26-28, 2018 at American University. ScriptDC supports the work of directors, producers, actors, and writers via seminars that provide access to talented media professionals willing to share their expertise. This year's speakers will give you insights into how a script moves through production to distribution, what it's like to be in the writer's room for a one-hour drama or a half-hour comedy, the feminine heroic journey, creating virtual reality media, and the business of documentary (and more)! $150+

OCT

26

Fri

Invalidated: The Shredding of the U.S. Patent System, 5:30-8pm at Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street Northwest). Join US Inventor for a complimentary screening of Invalidated: The Shredding of the U.S. Patent System followed by a panel discussion with inventors about a legislative solution to the problems. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit , Oct 26-27 at UDC Ballroom (4200 Connecticut Avenue NW). ​​Puerto​ ​Rican​ ​Diaspora​ ​Summit​ ​-​ ​Washington,​ ​D.C.​ ​is​ ​a two-day​ ​conference​ ​that​ ​will provide​ ​a​ ​space​ ​for​ ​the​ ​discussion​ ​of​ ​policy​ ​issues​ ​and​ ​the​ ​articulation​ ​of​ ​community responses​ ​​from​ ​the​ ​perspective​ ​of Puerto​ ​Ricans​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Washington,​ ​D.C.​ ​area​ ​and​ ​other​ ​stakeholders. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity, 10am-6:30pm at Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place Southeast). For the first time in human history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. This unprecedented rate of urbanization has presented tremendous challenges for communities trying to achieve sustainable and equitable growth. In conjunction with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibition, “A Right to the City,” this symposium convenes scholars, organizers/activists, nonprofit leaders, and others for timely conversations about how the American city has been shaped by more than a half-century of unequal and unjust growth, but also how communities are mobilizing to work toward a more equitable future. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018: Opening reception, 6:30-10pm at Dupont Underground (19 Dupont Circle Northwest). Join the World Press Photo Foundation and the Lightscape Foundation for the opening reception of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 in Washington, DC. $50+

OCT

26

Fri

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Opening & Halloween Party, 6-9pm at Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic (105 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031). Join us for an Artists Reception & Halloween party celebrating the opening of the new exhibiton Animal, Vegetable, Mineral. Sixteen artists display their interpretation of 'animal, vegetable, mineral' through a variety of mediums. The exhibition will be on display from October 17 through November 18, with the gallery open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm. No registration is required for visiting the exhibition, but RSVPs are required for the Reception & Halloween party. Costumes optional. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

Book Signing with Mary Jo Binker, 12-2pm at White House History Shop (1610 H Street Northwest). Please join the White House Historical Association as they host author Mary Jo Binker at a Friday lunchtime book signing. Mary Jo will be signing "The White House Social Secretary: Collected Reflections" White House History Quarterly Number 49. FREE

OCT

26

Fri

Paul Rudolph Centenary Symposium, 8:30am-4:30pm at Library of Congress, James Madison Building - Mumford Room (LM-649, 6th Floor) (101 Independence Ave SE). A day-long symposium celebrating the 100th birthday of noted architect Paul M. Rudolph will be presented by the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering in the Prints & Photographs Division and the Paul Rudolph Foundation. Robert A.M. Stern will present the keynote address for this event. Various other speakers will share perspectives on the life of Paul M. Rudolph and his archive which is housed at the Library of Congress. A reception and tour of the Prints & Photographs Division will follow the symposium which will end at 3:00 p.m. FREE

Thursday, October 25, 2018

OCT

25

Thu

It's Never Too Late: A Pitch Competition, 5-8:30pm at Union Market - Dock 5 (1309 5th Street Northeast). At the Grand Pitch Finale, you will hear from cutting edge startups as they pitch their ideas focused on changing the future of aging. These startups are the finalists from hundreds of entries from across the country. Enjoy complimentary cuisine, multi-media art, performances, and of course, a dynamic group of startup pitchers. And, you'll play a special role at this event by participating in audience polling and helping to select the winners. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

15th Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research, 6-9pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). This year, the 2018 Brown Lecture will be given by H. Richard Milner IV, a leading scholar of urban education and teacher education. He is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education, and Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival, Oct 25-28 at Varies (Varies). Comedy shows all over, brought to you by Brightest Young Things. Varies

OCT

25

Thu

Global Sounds on the Hill: Kurbasy, 7-9pm at Hill Center DC (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE ). Lviv, the eons-old Carpathian hub, holds Ukraine’s cultural core. Around this nucleus, spheres of tradition and innovation spin, collide and reform. The idea of culture as a cosmic living organism is central to Kurbasy, whose folk-based multimedia performances vibrate in tight vocal harmonies, resonant lyrics, culturally unique instruments, and phantasmagoric visual imagery. $15

OCT

25

Thu

ANNUAL FALL ADVOCACY LEADERS NETWORK HAPPY HOUR, 5:30-9pm at The Offices of Beekeeper Group (1101 14th St NW ). Over the past seven years, many of you have joined us for substantive sessions on all aspects of maximizing your advocacy campaigns, but sometimes the best learning comes from just talking to your peers over drinks! FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Talking About Feelings With Adam J. Kurtz, 6:30pm at The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St SE). In an industry full of multi-hyphenate creatives, the best way to stand out is to be our authentic selves… whatever that means. Personal work is the perfect opportunity to explore what matters most to us, while letting potential clients and fans know exactly who we are. Join artist and author Adam J. Kurtz (aka ADAMJK) for a hilarious dissection of his accidental career and lessons learned along the way. $30+

OCT

25

Thu

The 4th Annual Timmy Awards, 6-9pm at 1776 (1133 15TH ST. NW, 12TH FLOOR). The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion (http://timmyawards.techinmotionevents.com/) is an awards ceremony recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work in DC. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation. And we want YOU to weigh in. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Spain’s Involvement in the American Revolution, 5:30-8:30pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th Street Northwest). This joint program of the Embassy of Spain and the National Museum of American History, supported by Iberdrola and AVANGRID, will explore various aspects of the global nature of the American Revolution, focusing particularly on the involvement of Spain in the war. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Greater Reston Arts Center Reception for Rahshia Sawyer, 6-8pm at Signature at Reston Town Center (11850 Freedom Drive, Reston, VA 20190). Join us for a reception hosted by Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) and catered by Balducci’s Food Lovers Market to explore our brand-new exhibit by Rahshia Sawyer! The artist’s exhibit, called Invisible Listeners, displays an array of emotion between each piece that will intrigue everyone in the audience and allow them the chance to absorb a new world of abstract art. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

Preparing For An Exit: What CEOs and CFOs Need to Know (and Do), 4-7:30pm at Hyatt Tysons Corner (7901 Tysons One Pl, Tysons, VA 22102). In today’s competitive M&A environment, successful exits require advance planning and diligent execution. A well-thought-out M&A strategy will enhance your company’s strengths, address weaknesses, and anticipate the expectations of strategic and financial buyers—all of which will contribute to the likelihood of a successful sale. Join us for a panel discussion about the key elements of a successful M&A strategy. Our panel of experts will discuss the essential roles CEOs and CFOs play in successful exits. 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Reception FREE

OCT

25

Thu

The 80th Annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference, 7am-3:30pm at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745). Join us at the 80th Annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference and get a firsthand view of industry trends, issues, and the construction market forecast for the year ahead. Leading industry experts will share information that is critical to your business and that will help you shape your strategy for 2019 and beyond. $675

OCT

25

Thu

Leading for Impact Federal IT, Health & Consulting: Women in Leadership, 2-6pm at Women's Memorial (Memorial Ave & Schley Drive, Arlington, VA 22202). This inaugural event will recognize women creating IMPACT, leading organizations and mission-focused strategic programs across the Federal Technology and Consulting Community. Join us to hear from the leading Federal Government Executive Keynote Panelists and network with Federal IT and Consulting executives from government and industry. Free for government employees

OCT

25

Thu

Opening Night Film: My Indiana Muse, 7-9pm at Bow Tie Cinemas Reston Town Center 11 & BTX (11940 Market St, Reston, VA 20190). For more than twenty years, artist Robert Townsend has given new life to the Americana landscapes. From matchbooks and candy wrappers to buildings and characters, he returns the viewer to another place and time. And now, he has discovered a new muse: Helen. $35

OCT

25

Thu

A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project: Eat, Drink & Be Giving, 6:30-9:30pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Court Northwest). DVRP is proud to present its annual gala - Eat, Drink & Be Giving. Join us in ending gender violence in all forms and empowering the A/PI community to tackle these issues head on. We are also thrilled to recognize two recipients of our Allies in Justice award at the gala: Amritha Ji, a long-time DVRP and community volunteer; and June Lee, an attorney who has partnered with DVRP over the years in offering legal support to survivors. $50

OCT

25

Thu

Booz Allen: Getting Started in Data Science & Machine Learning, 5:30-7:30pm at Booz Allen Hamilton (20 M Street Southeast). Booz Allen's Women in Data Science (WiDS) and Women in Cyber are co-hosting a python coding tutorial focused on data science and machine learning as part of DC FemTech's Tour de Code. This event is open to all Booz Allen employees and members of DC FemTech who will get an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with coding in Python via pre-developed Notebooks and challenges. FREE

OCT

25

Thu

D.C. AAP Annual Fall Dinner and Symposium, 5:30-8:30pm at The Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Avenue Northeast, Heritage Hall). The D.C. AAP Dinner and Symposium will bring together pediatricians, obstetricians, and other healthcare providers, along with policymakers and health leaders to discuss how to increase access and equity to mothers and newborns in D.C. There will be a featured panel discussion and a dinner addressing challenges facing our most vulnerable mothers and newborns. Participants will develop an agenda to increase access and equity for all mothers and newborns regardless of their neighborhood. $30+

OCT

25

Thu

Centenary Benefit for The Paul Rudolph Foundation, 6-8pm at The Army & Navy Club (901 Seventeenth Street, NW). We request the pleasure of your company at an exclusive Centenary Celebration for The Paul Rudolph Foundation at The Army & Navy Club in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. with remarks by Robert A.M. Stern, former Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. We will have several original Paul Rudolph drawings from the collections of the Paul Rudolph Foundation on display. $125+

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

OCT

24

Wed

Giving Back the Thrivent Way, 7-9:30pm at National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Avenue NW). Your Thrivent Member Network- East Region is excited to host the first Thrivent member event at the National Museum of American History to celebrate your role in developing Thrivent's legacy of generosity on a national stand. As a Thrivent member, you are part of the permanent exhibit called Giving in America that highlights servant-hearted people, companies and initiatives that have shaped what generosity means in our country. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

9th Annual Buckley Awards, 6-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). Join America’s Future Foundation and the nation’s leading freedom-minded young professionals as we celebrate the 9th Annual Buckley Award recipients and their work to limit government and increase liberty across the United States. Meet and mingle with the this year’s winners, the esteemed selection committee, and other inspiring leaders from across the free market movement at this must attend event. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

JumpStart Your Sales - Networking Breakfast, 7:30-9:30am at Beacon Bar & Grill (1615 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest). It's time to jumpstart your sales! Come networking with small business owners from across DC that meet to put money in each others' pockets. Our referral-based sales approach leads to quality referrals with one of the highest close rates in network marketing. We don't want you to get a lead, we want you to close the deal! $20

OCT

24

Wed

PANEL DISCUSSION: Public Diplomacy for the Digital Future, 4-7pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). Digital innovation is re-writing the rules of our economy and society. It calls for a new set of global public policies to facilitate these technological advances as well as safeguarding the rights of the consumer/public. To successfully navigate this rapidly-evolving, ever more complicated, transnational policy arena requires unprecedented international cooperation and cross-sector collaboration. Event start: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm followed by a networking reception. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

Sotheby's Institute of Art Presents: Global Alternative to Resolving Art Disputes, 7-8:30pm at Book Arts (1902 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Join us for an evening talk with Judith Prowda, Art Law professor at Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York, to discuss the Court of Arbitration for Art, an innovative tribunal specialized in resolving art disputes throughout the world, and why the world needs it. Reception to follow. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

EmPOWER Conference, Oct 24-25 at Shakespeare Theatre Company: Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street Northwest). emPOWER is a non-traditional conference bringing together clean energy professionals and organizations across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In convening some of the most prominent voices in clean energy leadership, the sessions and workshops at emPOWER will focus on the development and enablement of a diverse, inclusive, and passionate community of leaders to advance innovative clean energy solutions. Attendees should prepare to feel challenged, inspired, and motivated to tackle the multifaceted issues in a changing energy landscape. $35+

OCT

24

Wed

Dr. Donaldo Macedo: "Critical Educators' Recusal to De-Guccify, 4-6pm at Georgetown University, Arrupe Multipurpose Room, Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Residence Hall (37th and O Streets NW). Please join us! The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service will host keynote speaker, Dr. Donaldo Macedo, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston on October 24th. Senior Associate Dean Adanna Johnson will introduce Professor Macedo who will then give a 25-minute talk about his research on critical theory and pedagogy as it relates to deconstructing the contradictions between social justice discourse and praxis among educators. For example, he will deconstruct the contradiction inherent in the denouncement of neoliberalism and racism at the level of words devoid of the necessary action. The event will conclude with a light reception from 5:30pm-6pm. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

Reconstruction Starts Here: Building a Better Future for Syrian Refugee Youth, 4:30-7pm at Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University - SAIS (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW). How do we imagine a vibrant future for Syrians after the mass devastation and trauma they have endured? How can we rebuild agency and confidence for marginalized refugee communities? What if there was a space created for the most vulnerable of refugees — the youth — where cutting-edge technology, social camaraderie, and expert mentors were available? In this talk, Syrian American writer and founder of Karam Foundation, Lina Sergie Attar, will map out an alternative vision for Syrian refugee youth that is a world away from war and despair. FREE

OCT

24

Wed

The Annual Loewy Lecture on Science and Technology presents, Trevor Paglan, 4-6pm at Mortara Center for International Studies (3600 N Street). Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures. FREE

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

OCT

23

Tue

Scrapomatic in the Wine Garden, 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen invented Scrapomatic in 1999 in an effort to separate the blues from anything edifying and preserve its impurities. Their shambolic, uplifting blues songcraft spans four studio albums and almost twenty years of hell-for-leather touring. $20

OCT

23

Tue

SCREENING: Hôtel du Nord by Marcel Carné, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). This adaptation of Eugene Dabit’s novel L’Hôtel du Nord is considered a great depiction of the French interwar years, featuring well-known actors and actresses of the time, such as Arletty, playing a strong and confident prostitute, and Louis Jouvet who was featured in numerous other Marcel Carné movies. While the film is considered a drama, it still contains hints of humor due to its exceptional dialogue. Some of the lines from Hôtel du Nord have become shining references in the French cinematic world. Still young when the film was shot, Marcel Carné was already acclaimed by most critics for his two masterpieces of 1938: Hôtel du Nord and Port of Shadows. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Focus On The Story: How Photography Shapes our Understanding of the Human Condition, 4:30pm at Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building (1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). Dean Vali Nasr, SAIS Perspectives, The Big Picture, and Focus on the Story cordially invite you to How Photography Shapes Our Understanding of the Human Condition. A Panel Discussion with Documentary Photographer James Whitlow Delano and Professor Tanvi Nagpal. Moderated by Shamila N. Chaudhary Fellow, Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. A reception & viewing of the following photography exhibits after panel discussion. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

DEF Washington DC Drink & Think, 5:30-8pm at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join DEF Washington DC for our monthly Drink & Think at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC DC) on 23 October at 5:30 PM. NVIDIA will be hosting the monthly meet-up at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to leverage the energy and excitement from the premier AI conference. GTC DC brings the latest breakthroughs and insights into critical topics, like self-driving cars, accelerated data science, healthcare, big data, high-performance computing, and virtual reality. It also offers a great opportunity to connect with experts from NVIDIA, Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, Oak Ridge National Labs, and other leading organizations. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Walk The Wharf with Urban Planning Experts, 5:30-7:30pm at The WharfJoin SCS's own urban planning expert Uwe Brandes for a walking tour of the District Wharf, D.C.'s $2.5 billion, 1.2 million-square-foot waterfront entertainment district. Explore the layers of history dating back to the city's original plan while walking the site with people who are shaping the future of this area. This one-hour walking tour will finish with an SCS-hosted happy hour reception at Mi Vida Restaurant. Guests of alumni are welcome to attend. $20

OCT

23

Tue

Federal Big Data Summit, 7:30am-6pm at Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th St NW). The MITRE-ATARC Data & Analytics Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Bodegas Altanza Wine Dinner with Schneider's of Capitol Hill, 6:30-10pm at Joselito Casa de Comidas (660 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast). Guests will enjoy a Cava reception with welcome hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 - 7 p.m., followed by a five course menu prepared by Chef Sierra exclusively for this event. Each course will be paired with Bodegas Lealtanza wines. Throughout the dinner, the winery's export manager will explain the wines being served and discuss his philosophy on using indigenous grapes throughout Rioja to produce some of the most high quality wines in the world $120

OCT

23

Tue

Women in Analytics, 5-7pm at Vox Media (1201 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). Welcome to the second session of “Going deeper into the mind of an analyst” which is a series of panels hosted by Vox Media. Join us as we chat with women who work in analytics. The discussion is designed for everyone and not just the female audience. Be part of the conversation and movement to support a more diverse and inclusive workplace and learn how organizations are making this happen. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Bram Stoker's Dracula: Benefiting the DBE and Semper K9, 6:30-10:30pm at Little Theatre of Alexandria (600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Just in time for Halloween, the Daughters of the British Empire Pimm's and Poppies Chapter in Virginia invites you to enjoy the classic tale Dracula while supporting the Victoria Home, Veterans and Rescue Dogs. This special night at the Little Theatre of Alexandria includes a pre-show reception with Mulled Wine, Cider and heavy hors d'oeuvres. FREE

OCT

23

Tue

Software Testing Bowl | 2018, 6-9pm at Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel (900 South Orme Street, Off the main lobby, Arlington, VA 22204). Inflectra invites you to its inaugural Software Testing Bowl 2018 (Test Bowl) - a US-wide software testing competition hosted by STPCon Fall 2018 conference on October 23, 2018. FREE

Monday, October 22, 2018

OCT

22

Mon

Federal Ignite 2018, Oct 22-23 at Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H Street NW). Federal Ignite ’18 will be even more exciting than last year’s inaugural event. This two-day conference will be packed with thought-provoking keynotes, technical sessions, expert speakers, Ultimate Test Drives, hands-on workshops, 1:1 sessions and Cyber Range trainings. Join us in Washington, DC, for the latest best practices, tips and strategies to safely enable applications while preventing successful cyber breaches across endpoints, networks and clouds. FREE

OCT

22

Mon

13th Annual Child Health Advocate Awards Reception, 5:30-8pm at The Pew Charitable Trusts (901 E Street Northwest). Join us at The Pew Charitable Trust to honor this year's Child Health Advocate Awardees, all of whom are leaders in the areas of Science, Policy, Community Advocacy and Awareness, and Arts and Media. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. $65+

OCT

22

Mon

U.S.-China Relations and the Thucydides Trap, 6:30-8:45pm at City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E St NW). U.S.-China Relations and the Thucydides Trap: How Rising Powers and Established Powers Relate FREE

OCT

22

Mon

An Evening of Naval History featuring Historian Ian Toll and Chief of Naval Operations, 4-6:30pm at Center for Strategic and International Studies (1616 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest). Join us for an evening lecture with Ian W. Toll, award-winning author and military historian, who will share lessons learned from naval operations in the Pacific during World War II. Toll, author of The Pacific Trilogy, will share his expertise in his address: “Seapower Reconsidered: The Naval War in the Pacific.” FREE

OCT

22

Mon

What Makes You More than Medicine?, 5-7:30pm at Georgetown Med, Proctor Harvey Amphitheater (Med Dent Building). The Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Georgetown Arts & Medicine are excited to welcome you to the 3rd Annual What Makes You More than Medicine, a night of dramatic readings, skits, film and photography, dance, music, visual art, and other art forms to celebrate the talent, diverse experiences, and community at GUSOM. We aim to showcase what it is that makes each of us so much more than a medical student, physician, scientist or professor. FREE

Sunday, October 21, 2018

OCT

21

Sun

Dupont Circle Citizens Association House Tour, 12-5pm at Dupont Circle (9 Dupont Cir NW). Organized each year by the Dupont Circle Citizens Association, the tour highlights some of our community’s most beautiful and historic characteristics. This year’s tour features a unique mix of private homes and institutions located northeast of the circle itself. One highlight of the tour and the host of this year’s lavish Afternoon Tea is the magnificent Perry Belmont House–a must see for all tour goers! $40

OCT

21

Sun

Masterclass: Flowers, Photography, Styling, & Art Direction, 1-4pm at 5600 Tuxedo Rd (Hyattsville, MD 20781). AT YOLK is excited to offer an experience that allows you to explore creativity and emotion through the art of flowers. Come and learn not only about floral composition, styling, and photography but the inspiration to create. We are partnering with celebrated creative artist, florist, and chef Sidra Forman and talented photographers Kate Headley and Reema Desai Boldes to host a masterclass that teaches the artistry of floral arrangements. $210

Saturday, October 20, 2018

OCT

20

Sat

10th Annual Women's Entrepreneur Expo, 10am-4pm at National Christian Academy Gymnasium (6700 Bock Road, Fort Washington MD 20744). The Women’s Entrepreneur Expo is FREE and open to the public. The expo is an interactive business event designed to provide an opportunity for small businesses, women-owned businesses, new businesses, expanding businesses, and successful businesses. The even prides itself with business revitalization as well as providing consumers the tools and resources to Connect, Learn, and Network. The Women’s Entrepreneur Expo has been carefully designed to facilitate this dynamic activity with a careful selection of speakers and exhibitors as well as the overall expo layout and program. FREEhalloween outdoor

OCT

20

Sat

Great American Square Dance Revival, 8-11:30pm at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St NW). Put your troubles aside and forget your worries by dancing the night away at the famed Great American Square Dance Revival! Our very own Dave Hauver takes the reins calling this one, bringing the fun with a mix of dances designed for newcomers and veterans alike. Live old-time bluegrass music from the Minneapolis-based stringband Steam Machine - fresh off their second place finish at the prestigious Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival. Known for their clean, powerful fiddling, driving three finger banjo, and lively rhythm section, they're sure to get you out of your seat (or out of a funk) and onto the dance floor. FREE

OCT

20

Sat

Constitutional(n): Prohibition, 2-5pm at Eastern Market Main Street (7th and Pennsylvania Avenue SE). You're invited to the first neighborhood tasting tour with a historical twist! EMMS is highlighting local restaurants and regional drinkeries while showing guests a glimpse of what the Capitol Hill area was like during Prohibition through an engaging, self-guided walking tour. Best of all, proceeds from Constitutional(n) go towards EMMS’ work to support small businesses and keep the corridor beautiful! $35+

OCT

20

Sat

Light the Night Walk, 5-9pm at National Mall (4th Street NW and Madison Ave NW). The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments, and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. It is all happening now. Beating cancer is in our blood. Join us! FREE

Friday, October 19, 2018

✡️ (Sponsored) Check out the newest Jewish monthly Shabbat “experience” (it’s much more than a service!)✡️
At the only community serving the SW Waterfront! For more details, see: District Shabbat

OCT

19

Fri

Boo at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). $11-22halloween outdoor

OCT

19

Fri

Frontaliers Disaster: An Evening of Swiss-Italian Comedy and Conversation, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Switzerland (2900 Cathedral Avenue Northwest). Video in Italian with English subtitles. The event will be followed by a reception featuring Swiss and Italian delicacies. FREE

Thursday, October 18, 2018

OCT

18

Thu

⭐Federation's Impact DC: An Evening of Philanthropy, 8:30-11:30pm at National Union Building (918 F St NW). Join us on October 18 for a night of dancing and schmoozing with fellow 20s and 30s in DC, while you support the extraordinary work of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. $150

OCT

18

Thu

Social Media Week Fairfax, 8am-2:30pm at Capital One Headquarters (1680 Capital One Drive, McLean, VA 22102). Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premier conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing, and technology. The mission is to give professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology the insights, ideas and opportunities they need to advance themselves and their organizations in a globally connected world. This year the theme is "Closer" and will explore the intensifying conflict between individualism and community. $25+, Use promo code DMVTech18 for 20% off!

OCT

18

Thu

Mandy Barnett “ Strange Conversation” In The Wine Garden , 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Mandy Barnett laughs when she’s asked “What took you so long?” to make Strange Conversation, her progressive take on the postmodern American songbook. Sure, she’s a classicist who’s channeled Patsy Cline in a theatrical musical, recorded classic country songs with legendary producer Owen Bradley, and transfixed known musicos Seymour Stein, Arif Mardin and Ahmet Ertegun with her timeless stylings. But Barnett, who signed her first major label deal at age 12, decided she needed a change. $15

OCT

18

Thu

24th Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture: From Wire Recorder to Database–Testimony Technologies and the Digitization of the Holocaust, 7-9pm at US Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW). In this lecture, DR. TODD PRESNER will focus on the technological history of Holocaust testimony from its earliest collection on a wire recorder by David Boder in 1946 through today. He will pay special attention to the issues of media forms, interfaces, information systems, and taxonomies, as well as the ethical issues that surround the collection and use of Holocaust testimony. FREE

OCT

18

Thu

Roll Call's Fall Grad Fair, 5:30-7:30pm at 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). Join Roll Call Live's Graduate School Fair on October 18, 2018, to learn more about the benefits of a graduate degree on or off Capitol Hill! Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served! FREE

OCT

18

Thu

Korean Embassy's Cultural Center: Free Social & Film "Confidential Assignment", 6-8pm at Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Let's go to the Korean Embassy's Cultural Center for a free social and a free film, "Confidential Assignment." Members and guests are welcome, but you must RSVP with the Korean Embassy. The Meetup RSVP is not enough. FREE

OCT

18

Thu

Capitol Riverfront Speaker Series: The Future of Residential, 4-6pm at Audi Field (100 Potomac Avenue Southwest). Join us at the newly opened Audi Field to celebrate DC's fastest growing neighborhood, hear from a panel of local experts on how the growing residential population will continue to shape Capitol Riverfront, and get a firsthand outlook on what's to come in the popular emerging subareas of Buzzard Point, The Yards, and the Ballpark District. FREE

OCT

18

Thu

FinTech Happy Hour, 5-8pm at Eighteenth Street Lounge (1212 18th Street Northwest). Join the Deloitte, MPOWER Financing, Rooam, and Village Capital teams for our FinTech happy hour! This is an informal event to connect FinTech startups with the broader ecosystem in the DC-area. FREE

OCT

18

Thu

NAT GEO NIGHTS: INTO THE UNDERWORLD, 5:30-8:30pm at Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Campus (1145 17th Street NW). Enter the hidden world inside caves with National Geographic Explorers. Discover how Guillermo de Anda found the remains of our human ancestors buried deep underground, and learn what mysterious creatures call these dark spaces home with Ingi Agnarsson and Daniela Cafaggi. $20

OCT

18

Thu

Join Mayor Bowser at the Bill Signing for the Mayor's Office of Nightlife and Culture, 5pm at The Park at 14th (920 14th Street NW). Come be part of history in the District! Join Mayor Muriel Bowser and Members of the DC Council for the official bill-signing for the Mayor's Office of Nightlife and Culture. Let’s ensure DC's night time economy remains vibrant, creative, and offers a fair shot to all Washingtonians. FREE

OCT

18

Thu

Night Market at Tiger Fork, 7pm-2am at Tiger Fork (922 N Street NW (Blagden Alley)). Join Tiger Fork for our next Night Market. Inspired by the lively street markets of Hong Kong, we will feature a variety of food and drink stands throughout the restaurant, along with a DJ and Tai Yim Kung Fu lion dancers. FREE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

OCT

17

Wed

FRENCH-AMERICAN BUSINESS WEEK, Oct 17-18 at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). $90+

OCT

17

Wed

Missy Raines & Tony Furtado In The Wine Garden, 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). 7-time IBMA award winner, Missy Raines is considered to be one of the most respected and trailblazing figures in bluegrass today. A member of Allison Krauss’ first all-female bluegrass band (she has also backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan), Raines now leads her own innovative and genre-bending trio the New Hip, with George Jackson (fiddle/banjo) and Ben Garnett (guitar). Blending a rich, jazz-tinged combination of her bluegrass roots and thick Americana with her smokey seductive alto, The New Hip are primed to take tradition into innovative new territory. $15

OCT

17

Wed

Staying Successful and Giving Back, 5:30-7:30pm at British Embassy Washington Rotunda (3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW). This is the third program in a series of events dedicated to career advice. Following previous sessions about developing your personal brand and making strides in your career, a group of five panelists will be sharing their experiences in how to stay successful and give back. Lite fare will be provided. $20+

OCT

17

Wed

Restoring and Protecting Earth's Wild Beauty, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). Why create national parks? Although the process of designating new parkland is lengthy and complex, national parks offer ecological, cultural, and economic benefits, while also guaranteeing longterm conservation of fragile ecosystems. Founded by Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and her late husband, Douglas, Tompkins Conservation and its partners have protected approximately 13 million acres of parkland in Chile and Argentina. Mrs. Tompkins will answer the question of why national parks are a worthwhile investment by drawing on her years as the CEO of Patagonia, Inc., in addition to her more than two decades leading initiatives to rewild and restore biodiversity in South America. FREE

OCT

17

Wed

DC Tech Meetup #67: Cyber Security Edition, 7-9pm at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW). Join fellow technologists & technology enthusiasts for an evening of live demos from experts in their field. Come learn something new, meet awesome people, and support D.C.'s thriving tech ecosystem. FREE

OCT

17

Wed

Andrea Bignasca in Concert, 7pm at Dupont Underground (1500 19th Street NW). Please join the Embassy of Switzerland and Dupont Underground for a special performance by Swiss musician Andrea Bignasca in celebration of the 18th Italian Language Week In The World. $15

OCT

17

Wed

Free Speech and National Security, 5-6:30pm at CSIS Headquarters, 2nd Floor A/B (1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW). Please join the International Security Program on October 17 for a discussion on free speech and national security. A small reception will start at 5:00pm. FREE

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

OCT

16

Tue

Amb. Prudence Bushnell, 5:45pm-7:30pm at Hemisphere Suite, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW ). Join us as we welcome Amb. Prudence Bushnell to an Author Series event. In Amb. Bushnell’s new book, Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings, she shares her personal experience during her posting as Ambassador of the United States to Kenya from 1996 to 1999. FREE

OCT

16

Tue

Harvard Business Review Women's Discussions, TBD at TBD ?

OCT

16

Tue

Ambassador Insider Series — Peru, 6-9pm at Embassy of Peru (1700 Massachusetts Ave NW). On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Ambassador Pareja will address these challenges and more during our Ambassador Insider Series event, to take place at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. The event will be moderated by Larry Luxner, news editor of The Washington Diplomat. $45 or free for hill staff

OCT

16

Tue

Canada's Quantum Valley: An Integrated Pathway to the High-Tech Future, 10am-6:30pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 400). Mike Lazaridis, co-founder of Blackberry, leading IT visionary, and mastermind of Canada’s Quantum Valley, will provide keynote remarks for the conference. FREE

OCT

16

Tue

Instapoets: Franco Arminio and the new era of Italian poetry, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Words can describe the outside world better than the eyes can see it, according to Franco Arminio. “The most important poet in Italy …”, as defined by Roberto Saviano, believes that the poet’s words reveal invisible details that shine a light on what the naked eye cannot perceive. Arminio’s poetry spread widely on the web becoming a sensation shared by thousands and thousands of users on Instagram and Facebook. FREE

OCT

16

Tue

Summer Cohort Demo Day, 6-8pm at WeWork Apollo (810 7th St NE). Accelerate24 helps founders validate their concepts through innovation experiments and rapid market testing. Celebrate their progress with us, and invest in their success. FREE

OCT

16

Tue

October EcoHour 2018, 6-8pm at Teaism - Penn Quarter (400 8th St NW). Please join us for our October EcoHour on Tuesday, Oct 16th at Teaism Penn Quarter. This month's EcoHour will feature Analisa Freitas, Campaign Coordinator for the Peoples Climate Movement. Come learn more about how the People's Climate movement orchestrates large-scale nationwide marches for climate justice and what organizing Latino communities around grassroots advocacy looks like. Join us as we discuss what true representation in the environmental movement means. We hope to see you there! FREE

OCT

16

Tue

Crunch Time: LaunchProgress Happy Hour, 6-8pm at Mission - Dupont Circle (1606 20th St NW). It's crunch time! Help LaunchProgress get our incredible state and local candidates over the finish line, and build the blue wave this November. FREE

Monday, October 15, 2018

OCT

15

Mon

Ferrante Fever, a documentary by Giacomo Durzi, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring movie director Giacomo Durzi and Ann Goldstein, the American translator of Ferrante’s novels, moderated by Laura Benedetti, professor of Italian at Georgetown University. FREE

OCT

15

Mon

Let's Eat France! François-Régis Gaudry in Conversation with Tim Carman, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Join us for a discussion between French food critic François-Régis Gaudry and Washington Post food reporter Tim Carman. Together they will celebrate French cuisine and the release of Gaudry’s latest book Let’s Eat France!, a mouthwatering account of 1,250 specialty foods, 375 iconic recipes, 350 topics, 260 personalities, plus hundreds of maps, charts, tricks, tips, and anecdotes and everything else you want to know about the food of France. FREE

Sunday, October 14, 2018

OCT

14

Sun

DIY + Sip: Custom Denim Clutches, 1-4pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). In conjunction with Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House's "Makers in the Mansion" exhibit, join featured maker Morgan Davis for an afternoon of "Diy + Sip" on Sunday, October 14th from 1-4 PM where attendees will be able to customize their own denim clutch using ankara fabric, embellishments, patches, paint, embroidery, and more! Tickets include one foldover denim clutch (with ankara lining), all supplies, two glasses of wine, and light refreshments. This event is 21+ $35-$40

OCT

14

Sun

2018 SAPA-DC Annual Conference, 8am-5pm at Foley & Lardner LLP (Washington Harbour, 3000 K Street N.W., Suite 600). SAPA-DC is excited to announce our 3rd annual conference on October 14th, 2018 at Foley & Lardner Washington DC office (waterfront venue at the Washington Harbour). This conference will focus on cross-nation pharmaceutical development and beyond, and we are bringing together executives from biotech and pharmaceutical companies in US and China, partners from top law firms, high-level regulatory officers, experienced health-tech investors and business professionals as speakers and panelists. $30-60

OCT

14

Sun

Blagden Alley: Fall Open Air Market, 2pm-5pm at La Colombe DC (924 Rear N St NW (Blagden Alley)). Stop by the Blagden Fall Open Air Market on October 14th from 2-5pm at our Blagden Alley cafe. There will be... Handmade clothes and jewelry. Painting and prints from alley artists.Plants from a local grower. And of course... coffee. FREE

OCT

14

Sun

3rd Annual Thrift Store Formal, 6pm-2am at The Dew Drop Inn DC (2801 8th St NE). Join us for the 3rd Annual Thrift Store Formal! It's a funky but chic dress up party!!! This year we are having an Under The Sea theme so come dressed to impress. We're raising money this year for City Blossoms DC. Pie and Punch will be served along with delicious cocktails, Drink Specials all night. Live bands will downstairs, where there will also be a benefit for Rock The Vote. Dancing all night upstairs featured by the one and only - DJ the Question!!! FREE

OCT

14

Sun

Profs & Pints: DC, District of Coyotes, 6:30pm at La Pop, a cultural salon (1847 Columbia Ave NW). Join us for a discussion of all-things coyote: who they are, how they live, how they interact with other animals and humans, and how people tend to react to them. Dr. Draheim will talk about their pack life, what they eat, and their seasonal behavior. Youll hear about local coyote projects, get tips on what to do if you see one, and gain a newfound appreciation of this truly adaptable and intelligent native predator. $15

Saturday, October 13, 2018

OCT

13

Sat

Octoberfest Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser: Annual Race for a Cure, noon-6pm at Alexandria Police Hall (3010 Colvin St., Alexandria VA). Raffle, German Fare, Auction, $3 Beers, Music and Dancing, Crafts. All Proceeds go directly to the CF Foundation. Sponsored by The Oakley Group and Alexandria Police Association. $15

OCT

13

Sat

H Street Festival, at H StreetRescheduled from September FREE

OCT

13

Sat

UPCOE Roadshow DC/MD/VA Search for the 1st UP Unicorn, 1-4:30pm at Philippine Embassy Chancery (1600 Massachusetts Avenue). The University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Washington DC/MD/VA Chapter ( UPAA DCMDVA) is excited to invite all alumni and friends of UP for this roadshow event to meet with and greet the UP College of Engineering (UPCOE) Dean, Dr. Rizalinda de Leon and UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc.(UPERDFI) President, Engr. Chato Calderon. FREE

OCT

13

Sat

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue's Sixth Annual Casino Night Presented by McEnearney Associates, REALTORS, 7-11pm at Clarendon Ballroom (3185 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201). Join us for a spectacular night and test your Luck at Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, and the Money Wheel. *We will also be having a raffle, and you could win one of the various fantastic prizes! FREE

OCT

13

Sat

OPUS Merriweather 2018, 5-11pm at Merriweather Post Pavilion (10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044). OPUS brings together 25 groundbreaking artists + musicians from over a dozen countries who have exhibited at the world’s leading cultural institutions, such as the Guggenheim, MoMA, Venice Biennale, Barbican Centre, and Park Avenue Armory. For one night only, you can experience their work in a mesmerizing theater of the forest. OPUS is open to all ages, one night only . Enjoy the immersive art and music festival and feast at our new and improved Culinary Village. FREE

OCT

13

Sat

Artist's Reception by Studio Gallery, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Come join Studio Gallery on September 15, 4-6 for our Artist’s Reception. Currently featured are the works by Deborah Addison Coburn, Harriet Lesser, Barbara Williams. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists, engage in stimulating conversations on the pieces and enjoy some tasty refreshments. FREE

Friday, October 12, 2018

OCT

12

Fri

Faces of DC Latin American Identities, 5-7:30pm at Art Museum of the Americas (201 18th Street Northwest). This exhibit will present modern and contemporary art of the Americas, in order to promote cultural exchange to advance Mayor Muriel Bowser's DC Values and integral development of DC residents. There will also be a panel discussion on the different Faces of Latin American Identities in the District of Columbia. It will also showcase the contribution of these communities and how these have helped shape the social landscape of Washington, DC, particularly in the arts and humanities. FREE

OCT

12

Fri

David A. Kaplan - The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution — in conversation with Michael Isikoff, 7-8pm at Politics and Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave NW). Alexander Hamilton called the Supreme Court the “least dangerous branch” of government, but as Congress has become more dysfunctional, the Court has assumed the central role in deciding many of the country’s most divisive issues. In his detailed analysis of this changing balance of power, Kaplan, author of The Accidental President, a study of the Bush v. Gore decision, draws on his twenty-five years of covering national politics, as well as extensive interviews with current and retired justices, former law clerks, and White House and Justice Department officials, to show how the High Court has reshaped the political and social landscape. FREE

OCT

12

Fri

DC Alumni Mug Night Benefit - "A Toast to Taylor", TBD at W&M Washington Center (1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 705). Your ticket is a donation to the W&M Study in DC Scholarship Fund, which supports W&M students who cannot afford to participate in the many opportunities available in DC. $35+

OCT

12

Fri

Let Me Break You Up: An Anti-Dating Game Show, 9pm at Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW ). $15

OCT

12

Fri

Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation - Celebration of the life of DICK GREGORY, 8pm at The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage (1101 - 6th Street, SW). Please join us at this historic event to celebrate the life of Dick Gregory who was a strong advocate for DC statehood. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation. $100

OCT

12

Fri

Miracle Theatre: The Allusionist, 8pm at The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St SE). The Allusionist is an award-winning podcast about language and how and why we humans use it the way we do. It's fun. It's informative. It's...funformative? Steady on there with the portmanteaus, please. $25

OCT

12

Fri

BCF 2nd Anniversary "Expanding the Movement", 6-8:30pm at The Hepburn Rooftop (1901 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). The Black Conservative Federation is pleased to announce its 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration. This year has been an exciting one as we have worked hard to strengthen our role as a network for black conservatives with emphasis on political and community engagement. We have had success backing winning primary candidates in both state congressional and U.S. Senate races, and look forward to expanding upon our partnership with local District of Columbia schools and Chicago’s hardest-hit communities. $100-500

OCT

12

Fri

The Late Shift: Folklore, 7-10pm at Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Opening Reception for Juxtaposed, a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the works in the exhibition are at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts. Reception, 7-10 pm, Artist and Juror Talk, 8 pm. Walking tour and Artist Talk for our new Fall Seasonal Art Installations from 7 - 8pm. Learn more about the installations from Make Room Inc., Andreas Schenkel and Steve Wanna, and Henry Egghart. Opening reception for Connecting the Dots 2 in the New Project Studio (Studio 8). FREE

Thursday, October 11, 2018

OCT

11

Thu

Smithsonian Folklife Presents Rio Mira, 7-10pm at Tropicalia Lounge (2001 14th Street Northwest). In 2019, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival takes as it animating theme “the social power of music.” Musicians, dancers, instrument makers, and other cultural practitioners will engage visitors through daily workshops, master classes, panel discussions, and performances. $20

OCT

11

Thu

New directions: Italian Contemporary Art in the United States, 6-8pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street NW ). On the occasion of the International Day of Italian Contemporary Art, promoted by AMACI, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC will host a conversation on new trends in Italian Art featuring curator Ilaria Bernardi and artist Massimo Bartolini, with Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, founders of Magazzino Italian Art, the new warehouse art space in the Hudson Valley dedicated to Post-war and Contemporary Italian Art. FREE

OCT

11

Thu

8th Annual Jamestown China Defense and Security Conference, 9am-4:30pm at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Conference Room (1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce its Eighth Annual China Defense and Security Conference, to be held Thursday, October 11th. In the past year, the landscape of China-US relations has changed dramatically. The security challenges posed by the influence of a resurgent China are more numerous, and more far-reaching, than ever. $45

OCT

11

Thu

Ambassador Series: Uzbekistan, 5:45-7:30pm at Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). His Excellency Javlon Vakhabov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States, will address a WAC-DC audience in an Ambassador Series program. A wine and cheese reception will be held for AC-DC Members beforehand. FREE

OCT

11

Thu

Sustainable Commute Challenge, 6pm at WeWork K Street (1875 K Street NW ). Come hear a panel of experts, including District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Jeff Marootian, discuss how DC can achieve this exciting goal. Marootian and representatives from mobility companies and civic groups will discuss the steps DC could take to reduce automobile usage and increase the walking, biking, and scooting mode share. $10

OCT

11

Thu

October Evenings at the Edge: After Hours at the National Gallery of Art, 6pm at National Gallery of Art (East Building, 4th Street NW). I. M. Pei’s iconic East Building opened in 1978. The Gallery is celebrating 40 years of this landmark building and modern art collection with disco music from local favorite DJ Kelton Higgins, a film inspired by the East Building, and pop-up talks featuring works of art from the 1970s. Visitors can design birthday cards, construct the museum of the future using blocks and magnetic tiles, play beloved games from the disco era, and indulge in cake pops and a variety of empanadas. FREE

OCT

11

Thu

Profs & Pints: Speak of the Devil, 6pm at The Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St NW). Profs and Pints presents: "Speak of the Devil," a discussion of Satan over the ages, with Mikki Brock, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University and scholar of demonology, witchcraft, and early modern Scotland. $9-15

OCT

11

Thu

Capella Peregrina at the Argentine Embassy, 6:30-8pm at Argentine Embassy in USA (1600 New Hampshire Ave NW). Capella Peregrina has been awarded the "Mecenazgo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires" and it has been declared of cultural interest with its project "Audiovisual Concert" which through the National Fund for the Arts, performs works integrating film that incorporates contemporary dance and artworks by the celebrated artist Eugenio Cuttica. Founded and guided by Gustavo Twardy, its director, Capella Peregrina has performed in Museo Fernandez Blanco, Casa Fernandez Blanco, Usina del Arte, Museo Nacional Bellas Artes, La Abadía (Museo Latinoamericano), La Scala de San Telmo, Salón Dorado de La Plata, The Empire Teatre and among other renowned venues in Buenos Aires. FREE

OCT

11

Thu

First Runnings with Phil Runco Feat. Ocelot Brewing Co., 6-9pm at Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). On October 11th, we’re kicking off the series with Ocelot Brewing Co.’s founder and owner Adrien Widman. Phil and Adrien will discuss the small craft brewery’s constantly rotating IPAs, lagers, mixed fermentation, and barrel aged beers. After the discussion, guests will be welcome to explore the home of Christian Heurich while enjoying beers from Ocelot Brewing Co.. All tickets include 1 beer ticket. $20

OCT

11

Thu

Conversations that Matter: Can Universities Serve the Public Good?, 5-7:45pm at Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Amphitheater (800 21st Street, NW). In his remarks, Dr. Adam Gamoran will lay out a strategy for universities to serve the public good by incentivizing researchers to engage with local partnerships. He will also introduce the William T. Grant Foundation and its funding opportunities. FREE

OCT

11

Thu

The Howard Law Journal Presents: 15th Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium, 9am-5pm at Howard University School of Law (2900 Van Ness Street Northwest). THE HOWARD LAW JOURNAL ORGANIZES THE ANNUAL WILEY A. BRANTON/HOWARD LAW JOURNAL SYMPOSIUM. THIS YEAR'S SYMPOSIUM IS ENTITLED "WE THE PEOPLE? INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CHALLENGES TO THE AMERICAN ELECTORAL PROCESS" FREE

OCT

11

Thu

Fernando de Szyszlo: A Memory opening reception, 6-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas and the Permanent Mission of Peru to the OAS announce Fernando de Szyszlo: A Memory, an exhibition of work by the Peruvian master. This exhibition features works by Szyszlo from the AMA’s permanent collection, and archival papers and clippings documenting Szyszlo’s longtime relationship with the AMA. The exhibition opens to the public two days following the one-year anniversary of the artist’s death. FREE

OCT

11

Thu

Georgetown Writes: Women in Writing, 4-6pm at ICC Auditorium, Georgetown University (3700 O Street Northwest). This year's program will feature women in writing and will include Debora Spar, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School and Rachel Vail, Award-Winning author and novelist, who will be in conversation with Professor John Glavin, Department of English. Reception to follow program. FREE

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

OCT

10

Wed

Manufacturing USA Annual Report Briefing & Expo, 4-8pm at 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (Briefing) & Rayburn Foyer (Expo) (45 Independence Ave SW). Please join us for beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the release of the new Manufacturing USA Annual Report. Come meet the Institute Directors and Members while they showcase what the institutes and their partners are doing together to secure America’s manufacturing future through some recent innovations, including: FREE

OCT

10

Wed

Hot Topics in Public Policy: Human Trafficking, 5:30-7:30pm at Rayburn House Office Building (Room 2220, 45 Independence Ave. SW). The Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) is proud to team up with Rescue Freedom International to host a robust panel discussion on Human Trafficking and the legislative future of this most important issue. This is the 8th event in GAIN’s “Hot Topics in Public Policy” series, focused on issues currently — or soon-to-be — moving through the 115th Congress and the Administration. These panels bring together thought leaders in the industry to discuss the current state-of-play, providing insights and intel to help attendees stay ahead of the game in the policy discussions heating up DC.Speaker list coming soon! FREE

OCT

10

Wed

DOGMAN: Film Screening, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Dubbed an “urban Western,” Dogman by Matteo Garrone takes place in an Italian suburb somewhere between metropolis and wild nature. Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance. FREE

OCT

10

Wed

Alex Clare in the Wine Garden, 9:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). London-born singer, songwriter and producer Alex Clare is one of those lucky people who will never be short of something startling to tell when the lights dim and true conversation really begins. $20

OCT

10

Wed

Hot Topics in Public Policy: Human Trafficking, 5:30-7:30pm at TBDThe Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) is proud to team up with Rescue Freedom International to host a robust panel discussion on Human Trafficking, the realities of international and domestic sex trafficking, key strategies to ending slavery in our lifetime, and how the D.C community can join the fight. $5

OCT

10

Wed

Chocolate City Book Talk, 6:30-9pm at Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives (1201 17th Street NW). Professor George Derek Musgrove will talk about his acclaimed book "Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital." The presentation will focus on the role of the business community in the city's affairs. Q&A will follow. Refreshments 6:30-7pm. FREE

OCT

10

Wed

FinTech Ideas Festival October 10th Policy Series, 2-5pm at The Showroom (1099 14th Street Northwest, #ste 101L). The FinTech Ideas Festival provides financial and technology CEOs and executives a view of the future via an exclusive gathering annually in San Francisco, CA. The FinTech Ideas Festival | Policy Series explores the topics of the FinTech Ideas Festival through the lens of public policy. Reception following at 5pm. FREE

OCT

10

Wed

Discussion of Nationalism and Sovereignty, 6-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave). An Evening Panel Discussion on Nationalism and Sovereignty, 6:00 P.M. Doors Open | 6:30 P.M. Talk | Reception to Follow. FREE

OCT

10

Wed

Making Chocolate: Harper Macaw and Brazilian Cacao Farmers, 1-2pm at West Dining Room, 6th Floor, James Madison Memorial Building (101 Independence Ave., SE). FREE

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

OCT

9

Tue

CAS Patents and Pizza Sessions, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 FREE

OCT

9

Tue

SCREENING: When the Cat's Away by Cédric Klapisch, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). This film is the ideal opportunity to observe the transition from a “typical” Parisian borough to a young and trendy district. As Chloé meanders in her neighborhood looking for Gris-Gris, she meets several of its inhabitants, be they newcomers or long established. This is the story of one of Paris villages with its own unique atmosphere and outlook, something which is typical of Cédric Klapisch’s movies. FREE

OCT

9

Tue

Profs & Pints: Can Sport Save Globalization?, 6:30pm at La Pop, a cultural salon (1847 Columbia Ave NW). Profs and Pints presents: Can Sport Save Globalization, with Andrés Martinez of Arizona State Universitys Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Global Sports Institute. $9-15

OCT

9

Tue

Building Creative Confidence: Step into the Power of Your Ideas, 7-9pm at Cherry Blossom Creative (2128 8th St NW). The workshop will include free writing exercises, guided group reflection, and a creativity workbook. You’ll leave with practices for how to make space to have more ah-ha moments, as well as strategies for how to transform your ideas into reality. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have identified concrete next steps and small-yet-mighty “leaps” you can take to supercharge your ideas. $25

OCT

9

Tue

War and Remembrance, 6-8pm at Hillsdale College Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center (227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). Thomas H. Conner is the William P. Harris Professor of Military History at Hillsdale College, where he teaches courses on European history and the World Wars, in addition to the Western Heritage and American Heritage core curriculum courses. For forty years, he has made nearly annual visits to America’s overseas war memorials, often leading student groups. He has been named Professor of the Year by the student body several times. He is the author of War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission. 6:00 P.M. Doors Open | 6:30 P.M. Talk | Reception to Follow. FREE

Monday, October 8, 2018

🎈HAPPY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY!🎈
& Columbus Day

OCT

8

Mon

Scarves (Seattle),Mr. Solo/Cru Crude (Pygmy Lush),Teething Veils, 7-11pm at Dwell DC (Red Brick Carriage House Alley of the 1200 block of Florida Ave NE). DWELL is an off-grid creative space in Trinidad, DC. Please DM for address! $7-10 suggested donation

OCT

8

Mon

In Search of Greatness screening and discussion, 7-9:30pm at Georgetown University Film Screening Room (156 New South, upper level Healey Student Center). In Search of Greatness examines the importance of creativity in athletic ability as well as the discussion of nature versus nurture and the roles they play. Polsky interviews iconic athletes Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, and Pele and features Serena & Venus Williams as well as the legend Ali. FREE

Sunday, October 7, 2018

OCT

7

Sun

37th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival, 10-5pm at Takoma Park (7000 Carroll Avenue, Takoma, DC). FREEchildren family kids outdoor

OCT

7

Sun

Beyond the Studio Workshop: Kokedama Making with Lily Cox, 1-3pm at American Art Museum (3rd Floor | Luce Foundation Center). Join artist and founder of A Strange Flower DC, Lily Cox, for an afternoon of kokedama making! A kokedama is a ball of soil and moss that contains the roots of a living plant. They can be fashioned to hang like ornaments or displayed to sit on their own - no vase or planter necessary! $12

OCT

7

Sun

Fundraiser Brunch Feijoada, 1-5pm at FICA (733 Euclid Street Northwest). Festival Afro Bahia invites you for our Brunch FEIJOADA Fundraiser. We will be offering authentic Brazilian feijoada (feijoada Carioca with black beans, pork, sausage, dried meat served with collard greens, rice, yucca flour) Coconut Flan, water Brazilian beer and caipirinhas. This is a fundraiser for our upcoming event "Festival Afro-Bahia June 14-17 2019. $19

OCT

7

Sun

11th Annual Service of Remembrance, 3-6pm at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Physician Office Building (106 Irving Street Northwest, True Auditorium). MedStar Washington Hospital Center is honored to host a special ceremony to commemorate precious little lives gone too soon (due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or chromosome abnormality) and support bereaved parents and families. FREE

Saturday, October 6, 2018

OCT

6

Sat

Taste of Bethesda, 11am-4pm at Bethesda (Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn Avenues in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle). Bethesda's famous food and music festival brings 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Each year, more than 40,000 attendees sample the delicious restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit the kid's corner for face painting and arts & crafts. Taste of Bethesda is held rain or shine. FREE

OCT

6

Sat

5 Year Anniversary Reception, 6-9pm at African American Civil War Museum (1925 Vermont Ave NW). The National Black United Front DC Chapter is commemorating #5YearsofUnity. We will be celebrating the first five years of the hard work, commitment, sacrifice and dedication to community empowerment. We look forward to you joining us for a night of art, dancing, great food, music, culture and overall Black Excellence. $45+

OCT

6

Sat

Dimensions: A Collage Exhibition - Opening Reception, 4-6pm at Latela Art Gallery (716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #27). **Join us for a night of art, meeting artists, wine & DJ spins! Please RSVP in the link (free)!** FREE

OCT

6

Sat

12 Hour Comedy Marathon, Noon-Midnight at Dojo Comedy (3503 George Ave NW). $40

OCT

6

Sat

Adams Morgan Porch Fest, at Music Map at 18th St and Columbia Rd NW FREE

OCT

6

Sat

Rhode Island Ave Fall Fest, 10am-4pm at Rita’s Parking Lot || 2318 Rhode Island Ave NERIAMS’ Signature Fall Event, Fall Fest showcases our beautiful tree-lined commercial district in one of the hottest real estate markets in DC and attracts thousands of visitors for a day full of shopping, food, and entertainment for the whole family. FREE

OCT

6

Sat

CRAFT2WEAR SHOW AND SALE, 10:30am-5:30pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). Pop-up couture! Be among the first to shop limited-edition, hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, and accessories by over 60 designers. Enjoy an informal fashion show, sample cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and sweets. Produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee to support education, outreach and research at the Smithsonian Institution. FREE

Friday, October 5, 2018

OCT

5

Fri

Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | Cool Runnings, 8pm at Union Market (309 5th St NE). Grab your popcorn and a blanket and get ready for movie night under the stars, as Union Market's drive-in movies are back for the seventh season. The DC Rollergirls will also be wheeling around to serve snacks and beverages. FREE

OCT

5

Fri

Women in Healthcare: Annual Female Leadership Summit 2018, 7:30am-4pm at College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, General Vessey Ballroom (3501 University Boulevard East, Hyattsville, MD 20783). This event will feature women from the healthcare industry who have excelled in their careers through a very demanding industry. Thought-provoking panel discussions will allow the audience to look within themselves to be the change that promotes women in leadership. The panel will include an informal dialogue sharing personal success stories that will challenge the audience to eliminate boundaries put on their professional growth and expand individual opportunities for success. After lunch attendees will break out into sessions that further propel them in their career and engage with likeminded women. FREE

OCT

5

Fri

Motley Fool Workplace Foolosophy Tour, 9:30-11am at Motley Fool Intergalactic Headquarters (2000 Duke St, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314). You’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s unique company culture and want to bring our special sauce back to your organization Consider attending a First Friday Workplace Foolosophy Tour! Hosted on the first Friday of every month from 9:30am – 11:00am, this regularly scheduled experience includes an interactive tour of FoolHQ followed by a 30-minute Q&A with People Team Fools. FREE

OCT

5

Fri

SerbFest DC, Oct 5-7 at TBD FREE

OCT

5

Fri

RBG -- Opening night film and reception for the series: "Films Across Borders: Stories of Women", 6-8:45pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater). The special opening night event will include a pre-screening reception and post-screening discussion with panelists Robert Barnes, Supreme Court Washington Post Reporter, and Julie Cohen, RBG co-director; moderated by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director, AU Women & Politics Institute. Audience Q&A is encouraged. FREE

OCT

5

Fri

Reception for WSS Annual Faculty Show, 6-8pm (2129 I St NW). WSS Annual Faculty Show features a vibrant cross section of the artists who make WSS a special place for creativity, learning and finding one’s own personal vision: our faculty. It provides an opportunity for students and members of the community to glimpse into the creative and professional work of 18 faculty members, representing a variety of media, scales and academic backgrounds. FREE

OCT

5

Fri

CRAFT2WEAR SHOW AND SALE, 10:30am-5:30pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). Pop-up couture! Be among the first to shop limited-edition, hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, and accessories by over 60 designers. Enjoy an informal fashion show, sample cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and sweets. Produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee to support education, outreach and research at the Smithsonian Institution. FREE

Thursday, October 4, 2018

OCT

4

Thu

2018 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Opening Night Party Tickets, 6-9pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). Pop-up couture! Be among the first to shop limited-edition, hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, and accessories by over 60 designers. Enjoy an informal fashion show, sample cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and sweets. Produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee to support education, outreach and research at the Smithsonian Institution. $50

OCT

4

Thu

COMMUNITY PLACE, 5-8:30pm at Phillips Collection: Phillips after 5 (1600 21st St NW). Celebrate 10 years of community at Phillips after 5 and 20 years of Tryst! $12

OCT

4

Thu

Concert & Reading | “The Pianist of Willesden Lane”, 7-10pm at Austrian Embassy (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is honored to host the performance The Pianist of Willesden Lane with Grammy®-nominated pianist Mona Golabek as a preview event to her upcoming show at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, presented by Theater J, running from September 12 to 30, 2018. FREE

OCT

4

Thu

JOSE GURVICH ARTWORKS EXHIBITION, 7-9pm at Embassy of Uruguay (1913 I Street Northwest). The Uruguayan Embassy in Washington DC is presenting the first solo show of Jose Gurvich in its Art Space in Downtown Washington. Jose Gurvich, one of the most well known of Uruguayan artists, was born in a small village in Lithuania on January 5th 1927 to a humble Jewish family. FREE

OCT

4

Thu

Life on Mars - Quarterly Lecture at K&L Gates in DC, 6-8:30pm at K & L Gates (1601 K Street NW ). Evidence that a lake lies beneath the southern polar ice cap of Mars was discovered in July by an orbiting probe, marking the first time a persistent body of liquid water has been found on the red planet. This announcement naturally led many to wonder: does this mean there is life on Mars? $5

OCT

4

Thu

MemSQL Demo: How Kafka and Modern Databases Benefit Apps & Analytics, 6:30-8:30pm at MakeOffices (1751 Pinnacle Dr, Suite 600 · McLean, VA). Connected devices, IoT, and on-demand user expectations push enterprises to deliver instant answers at scale. Applications that anticipate customer needs and fulfill expectations for fast, personalized services win the attention of consumers. Perceptive companies have taken note of these trends and are turning to memory-optimized technologies like Apache Kafka and MemSQL to power real-time analytics. FREE

OCT

4

Thu

Best of French TV Shows #2: Baron Noir, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). The Cultural Services of the French Embassy invites you to discover France’s hottest current TV shows. Whether you are enticed political dramas, action thrillers, or comedies, “Best of French TV Shows” will guide you through the best French TV has to offer! FREE

OCT

4

Thu

2018 Children’s Budget Summit and Reception - First Focus, 2:30-6:30pm, 6:30pm reception at United States Capitol Visitor Center (First Street Northeast, SVC 212-10 ). Please join us and experts in child policy as we will discuss this year's findings and the need for Congress to support a comprehensive approach to prioritizing children in federal budget decisions. FREE

OCT

4

Thu

The HSC Foundation's LEAP Awards, 7-9pm at The HSC Foundation (2013 H Street Northwest). Join us for an awards ceremony and reception to celebrate The 2018 LEAP award recipients! Light refreshments will be served. FREE

OCT

4

Thu

INTEGRATIVE DESIGN: THE CHALLENGES AND REWARDS, 5-8pm at SmithGroup (1700 New York Avenue,NW, Suite 100). JOIN THE ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (AEI) OF ASCE AND SMITHGROUP FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION AND NETWORKING RECEPTION FREE

OCT

4

Thu

TRANSFORM 2018, 7am-5pm at Convene (1800 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA 22102). Join us for TRANSFORM 2018, GoCanvas's 2nd annual user conference. We're so excited to host friends, partners, current and future subscribers at the Convene conference center in the hub of Tyson's Corner, Virginia. FREE

OCT

4

Thu

Zadie Smith in Conversation with Library Director Diane Kresh, 7-9pm at Arlington VA Public Library (1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, Virginia 22201). Zadie Smith is a critically acclaimed British novelist, essayist, and short story writer known for her treatment of race, religion, and cultural identity. She debuted with "White Teeth," her first novel, at the age of 24 in 2000. The book won many prizes, including The Guardian First Book Award, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and the esteemed Whitebread First Novel Award. FREE

OCT

4

Thu

The DC Moth StorySLAM, 7:30pm at The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St SE). DISGUISES: Prepare a five-minute story about your undercover self, about obscuring the real you- with a fake mustache, a nurse's uniform, a cloak, a girdle or a giant hotdog costume. Mental disguises, like the Ph.D. you earned to appease your mother; or the "sensitive guy" persona you put on to get with the ladies. Undercover cops and chameleons. Pranks and mistaken identities. Wolves gussied up like lambs and lambs tarting-it-up to pass as mutton. The Trojan Horse, The Mighty Oz and now you! $10

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

OCT

3

Wed

Agora: The Advocacy Trade Show, 6-8pm at Rayburn House Office Building (50 Independence Ave SW, Room 2043 and 2044). Launched in 2017, Agora was created to provide a forum for discussion and advocacy software, creative, and strategy vendors to showcase their products and services. Agora was modeled after the Grecian marketplace and the first installment featured 40 vendors hosted outdoors at George Washington University. This year the Grassroots Professional Network is bringing Agora to Rayburn House Office Building and hosting a networking reception with complimentary refreshments, beer, and wine during the session. Learn about the latest offerings in the government relations, public affairs, and grassroots advocacy world. FREE

OCT

3

Wed

What Can the Developing Brain Teach Us About Alzheimer's Disease?, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). Adult brain connections are precise, but such precision emerges during critical developmental periods when synapses—the delicate contacts between neurons that relay and store information—are either pruned or grow as part of a learning driven process. Understanding the molecules and mechanisms of this synapse pruning may lead to treatments for developmental disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. FREE

OCT

3

Wed

Exploring Blockchain uses in Healthcare and Transportation, 6-8:30pm at WeWork K Street (1875 K Street Northwest, 4th floor common area). Hey everyone, come hang out and hear from Oracle about some examples of blockchain uses in various industries. The night will kick off with a social hour followed by a presentation and Q&A. It's been a while since our last event so we're excited to see you there. Oracle has stated it will provide some cloud platform credits to attendees that make it out. FREE

OCT

3

Thu

Rotary Program (Speaker: Emily Schreer, Project La Carpio, Costa Rica), 6:30-7:30 at John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW). La Carpio was originally formed as a refugee camp for families seeking better lives, people in the district continue to face extreme poverty, lack of opportunities and prejudice. Through the organization "Good For Kids", an implementation of a hot lunch program, tutoring program, computer lab for boys girls, scholarship to send students to college and summer camps for children has been established. FREE

OCT

3

Wed

CHLI's 7th Annual Trade & International Affairs Symposium, 10am-4pm at Top of the Hill (1 Constitution Avenue Northeast). Held during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Symposium includes discussions on the importance of the U.S. Hispanic Community’s contributions to the global economy, and the importance of trade for our hemisphere’s diplomatic relations and global competitiveness. $35+

OCT

3

Wed

Courage on Canvas Opening Reception and Ceremony, 5:30-8pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street Northwest). Life Pieces To Masterpieces is a year-round, comprehensive youth development and education organization for African American males ages 3-25 living in the under-served communities of Washington, DC. Life Pieces has intertwined a unique artistic style into the human development process; the resultant curriculum engages our Apprentices in academics, positive self-expression, creativity, and character education. Life Pieces To Masterpieces uses artistic expression to unlock potential, develop character and leadership, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and communities. FREE

OCT

3

Wed

OAN's 5th Anniversary Reception Honoring Senator Rand Paul, 5-7:30pm at Rooftop Terrace (101 Constitution Ave NW). Join One America News for a reception on our rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the nation's Capitol as we honor Senator Rand Paul with the OAN Patriot Award for his career dedicated to service as a surgeon, legislator, and defender of the Constitution and celebrate our 5th anniversary. FREE

OCT

3

Wed

Noche Cultural, 5:30-8:30pm at GALA Hispanic Theatre (3333 14th Street Northwest). This event aims to showcase the contribution of Latinos to the social and economic development of the District of Columbia. It includes a series of cultural activities, including a networking reception. FREE

OCT

3

Wed

Tyrants, Terrorists, and Threats to the 21st Century World Order, 2-7pm (1777 F Street Northwest). Panel topics will include discussions of terrorism, ISIS and the Middle East, nuclear proliferation, the rising network of such despotisms as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, and, on the upside, the spread of free market ideas and role of women in opposing tyranny. FREE

OCT

3

Wed

Off The Plane: How to build an authentic coalition around your cause, 4-6pm at Crowdskout (1101 K Street Northwest, Suite 810). Join the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) with organizational sponsor and partner Crowdskout for the second event in our "Beyond the Beltway" event series! The evening will begin in the Crowdskout offices at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, October 3 with a panel discussion, and conclude with a networking reception with panelists, organizers and attendees. We hope you can join this conversation where advocacy pros who’ve pounded the pavement state by state will share what’s worked for them and how to make it work for you. Light refreshments will be served. FREE

OCT

3

Wed

“Spiked”: A Conversation with Rob Rogers & Other Editorial Cartoonists, 6-8pm at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (500 17th Street Northwest). On the evening of October 3, Rob Rogers and several other editorial cartoonists will be giving an intimate panel talk at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design on the issues of censorship, freedom of the press, journalistic integrity and the consequences of nationalism to a democracy. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions. Tickets are limited! This event is put on in partnership with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) and GW's School for Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), and is part of a larger series of conversations with students and faculty as part of the “Spiked” exhibition. FREE

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

OCT

2

Tue

2018 ‘Raise the Roof’ DC Area Fundraiser, 5:30-8:30pm at Top of the Town (1400 North 14th Street, Arlington, VA). Register now to join your fellow IT colleagues at our 11th Annual “Raise the Roof’ Fundraiser to support Bridges to Community’s community development work. Last year, we were able to raise $55,000 for housing in Nicaragua and a group of IT colleagues, friends and family travelled to Nicaragua in January to build 3 houses. This year, we hope to raise even more to support Bridges to Community’s community development work, including: housing, education, health, and economic development. Please help us reach our goal of $60,000 to Raise some Roofs and MORE! The view of DC from the Top of the Town is worth the price of admission! There will be music, food, beverages, awesome silent auction items and a raffle for a BTC trip (airfare not included) with your friends in the IT Community! $75+

OCT

2

Tue

ITALIAN COLOR - Duo Emy Bernecoli, violin + Elia Andrea Corazza, piano, at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Italian Color is a musical journey across time, presenting rare and refined compositions that defined the history of Italian classical music for piano and violin, from the baroque to present day. The program will be performed by Emi Bernecoli (violin) and Elia Andrea Corazza (piano). FREE

OCT

2

Tue

Conference: DesignDC 2018 - Constructing an Equitable Future, Oct 2-4th at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). This year’s DesignDC conference theme is Constructing an Equitable Future. The conference will analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age. $50

OCT

2

Tue

NPC Headliners Luncheon: Director General of Al Jazeera Dr. Mostefa Souag, 12:30-2pm at National Press Club, Holeman Lounge (529 14th St NW). Dr. Mostefa Souag, the Director General of Al Jazeera, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, October 2 to discuss what the future looks like for the Al Jazeera Media Network. $24-$39

OCT

2

Tue

TERRORISM, BETRAYAL AND RESILIENCE my story of the 1998 US Embassy bombings, 6-7:30pm at DACOR-Bacon House (1801 F Street Northwest). COME TO OUR BOOK LAUNCH! IN 1998, al-Qaeda bombed the US embassy in Kenya, where Prudence Bushnell was U.S. ambassador. Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience is her account of what happened, how it happened, and its impact twenty years later. FREE

OCT

2

Tue

DC API User Group - October Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). Like chill fall weather, the DC API meetup can also be a welcome relief, what with the good food and drink, interesting presentations, and cheerful conversations. Go ahead and mark your calendars for the first Tuesday of the month and be sure to bring a friend! FREE

OCT

2

Tue

Combating Human Trafficking in Nigeria: New Trends, Challenges, 5:30-7pm at Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (3519 International Court, N.W.). FREE

OCT

2

Tue

Hispanic Heritage Month Reception Celebrating Latinx STEM Leaders, 6:30-8:30pm at Cafe Citron (1343 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers in DC invites you to join us for an evening with your DMV colleagues and familia! Please join us for a Hispanic Heritage Month reception celebrating our very own Latinx STEM leaders in the DMV doing amazing work!! Follow us on Facebook for members highlighted throughout HHM, which we will announce at the event! FREE

OCT

2

Tue

DO-OVER OR DOUBLE DOWN? An EdChoice event and happy hour on accountability, 3-6pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street Northwest). EdChoice, a national education reform nonprofit, will convene a presentation and panel discussion on its new report DO-OVER OR DOUBLE DOWN? Working Toward a New K-12 Education Accountability Ecosystem. The event will be followed by a happy hour reception. FREE

OCT

2

Tue

Women Who Impact, 5:30-8:30pm at Covington & Burling LLP (850 10th Street NW). Join us for a remarkable evening celebrating the Indian American women advocates, influencers, and power brokers leaders shaping — and leading — our political and policy landscape. $40

OCT

2

Tue

Return on Creativity: An Arlington Asset, 5:30-7:30pm at Marymount University at Ballston Center (1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd floor conference center, Arlington, VA 22201). Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. Reception following event, sponsored by the Ballston BID FREE

OCT

2

Tue

Religious Freedom and the Crisis over Conservative Jurisprudence, 6:30-8pm at The Army Navy Club (901 17th Street Northwest). The Institute on Religion & Democracy cordially invites you to join our eighth annual Diane Knippers Memorial Lecture featuring political scientist Hadley P. Arkes of Amherst College. As the main advocate, and architect, of the bill that became known as the Born-Alive Infants’ Protection Act, he will address the sanctity of life and religious freedom matters before the United States Supreme Court. FREE

OCT

2

Tue

Millennial Action Project: 5 Year Anniversary, 6-9pm at WeWork White House (1440 G St NW). Please join the Millennial Action Project on October 2nd, 2018 to honor five years of bipartisan collaboration led by America's youngest elected officials. We will highlight legislators who have made progress defeating political tribalism in their legislative bodies. FREE

Monday, October 1, 2018

OCT

1

Mon

Smart Cities Week Kick Off Reception, 5-7pm at 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). Join us as we (unofficially) kick off Smart Cities Week – which returns to Washington, D.C. October 2-4. This event will feature speakers who will share not only “what’s next” on the road to more livable, workable and sustainable smart cities – but also how to get there. FREE

OCT

1

Mon

Kaizen - The Philosophy of Continuous Improvement, 6-8pm at Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange ATX (2300 Wilson Blvd Suite 610 · Arlington, VA). In this talk, we will discuss the concept of kaizen as a philosophy for continuous improvement, the “kaizen question”, and how the application of small, deliberate adjustments will result in positive change that will solve problems and provide value beyond any issue(s) that we may currently face. FREE

OCT

1

Mon

Drupal October Monthly Meetup, 7-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). This month’s presenter is Kirsten Burgard (@uniongal). When not doing Drupal at the US Department of State, she’s organizing Drupal GovCon (founder), Drupal4Gov, and other events. She has presented on a wide range of topics at DrupalCon North America, various local Drupal camps, including Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Drupaldelphia and Florida. She brings a wealth of experience on event management and community building. FREE

OCT

1

Mon

The Surge in US Renewable Energy Consumption: Status and Prospects, 5-7pm at Bernstein-Offit Building (1717 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Room 500). In 2017 for the fourth successive year renewables accounted for more than 50 percent of the new US electric generation capacity additions. Steadily declining costs of wind and solar have been a major factor behind this surge, along with favorable policy support. FREE

OCT

1

Mon

Innovations Across America: A Conversation with Deborah and James Fallows, 6-7:30pm at Urban Institute (2100 M Street NW, 5th floor). What is making people feel so optimistic about the future? What will it take to boost this sense of hope and possibility? Deborah and James Fallows will share their answers to these questions and more in conversation with Urban Institute president Sarah Rosen Wartell. A networking reception will take place before and after the conversation. FREE

OCT

1

Mon

McBride Family Lecture Series, 6:30-8pm at Fisher Colloquium, Rafik B. Hariri Building (37th and O Streets, NW). The Steers Center for Global Real Estate strongly believes in providing students with a broad co-curricular experience, which includes convening some of the world’s most consequential real estate players on the Georgetown campus to share their ideas and knowledge with our students. So it is with special excitement that we are pleased to announce that Robert Hart, President and CEO, TruAmerica Multifamily, will be our speaker at the McBride Family Lecture Series this fall. FREE

OCT

1

Mon

U.S. Attorneys & Main Justice, 6:30-8:30pm at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (700 Sixth Street, NW). The BADC’s Committee on National Security Law, Policy & Practice presents “U.S. Attorneys and Main Justice: A Practitioner’s View of the relationship Between Two Critical Institutions.” FREE

OCT

1

Mon

The Life of a Poet: Conversations with Ron Charles – Marilyn Chin, 7-9pm (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE ). Join Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post, for an in-depth discussion with critically acclaimed poet Marilyn Chin. The Life of a Poet series offers a rare opportunity to consider a writer’s entire career and explore the major events that have shaped their work. Readings from the work are interspersed throughout the conversation. A book signing will follow. FREE

OCT

1

Mon

Washington DC Idealist Grad Fair 2018, 5-8pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D (801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW). Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more FREE

OCT

1

Mon

Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence, 5:30-8:30pm at Dock 5 (1309 5th Street Northeast). Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence is not your average gala: the food is delicious - the attire is comfortable - the speeches are few. Come for the food, stay for the cause, and leave knowing you did your part to help end domestic violence this October. Featuring a selection of Washington, DC's best chefs and mixologists, this event will mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! $125+

September 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SEP

30

Sun

Hadiya Williams | "More than a Notion" Artist Talk X BPP Pop Up, 1-5pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Hadiya Williams and co-collaborator Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi will engage in dialogue on the process of creating Layers, the installation in the Woodlawn dining room. FREE

SEP

30

Sun

Embassy of Lithuania - Dual Concerts, 3-6pm at Embassy of Lithuania (2622 16th Street Northwest). We kindly invite you to the AMBASSADE OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, Washington, DC - a two-part concert "The Century Trail". During the evening, we will serve wine and snacks. $35

SEP

30

Sun

Arcadia Fall Harvest Dinner 2018, 4-7:30pm at Arcadia at Woodlawn-Pope Leighey (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). This special night features four courses with ingredients harvested from our farm, beer and wine pairings, plus a cocktail reception and dessert, on the grounds of Woodlawn mansion, the home of Arcadia Farm. This event honors the military veterans training to become farmers with the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. The chefs volunteer their time, talents and food; and dinner is served entirely by Arcadia volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Veteran Farmer Program. $180

SEP

30

Sun

It's A Party: Blind Whino Birthday & Southwester Meet & Greet!, 12-6pm at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW). Come celebrate Blind Whino turning 5, and meet the outgoing Southwester team and say hello to the incoming team! The birthday bash will feature food trucks, specialty drinks, and moon bounces for the kids! There will also be musical performances throughout the day! Plus- you can check out the new UNCENSORED Exhibit, done in collaboration with DCPL and Blind Whino. FREE

Saturday, September 29, 2018

SEP

29

Sat

Best in Shaw: Dog Show 2018, 10am-3pm at Shiloh Baptist Church Parking Lot (9th and P Street, NW). We have a great line up of Judges from the Shaw community to determine category and overall show winners! In addition to the great dog show, a number of local companies will be at the event to tantalize you with their offerings and support the show. $8+

SEP

29

Sat

2018 DPR Rec Day, 1-4pm at Randall Recreation Center (South Capitol & I Streets, SW). The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited to celebrate the 3rd Annual DPR Rec Day. Join us for an extravaganza featuring fun activities, and fun entertainment including sports activities, fitness, live performances, activities for kids, giveaways and more! FREEfamily kids children

SEP

29

Sat

The Great Gatsby Lawn Party , 11am-6pm at Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW). Sprawled out on the rolling greens beneath the magnificent towers of the Washington National Cathedral, step back to a simpler time of rebellious flapper dresses, magical millinery, genteel boater hats, and the vintage sounds from full period orchestras of the 1910's, 1920's, & 1930's. Vintage bands, performances, lawn games, a huge wood dance floor, antique paper moon photo berths, specialty alcoholic Prohibition era cocktails, food & beverage (available for purchase), and more await! Period attire strongly encouraged. $35-105

SEP

29

Sat

Art All Night: Dupont, Mark your calendar for Art All Night on Saturday, September 29th from 7:00-12:00 midnight in art galleries and embassies around Dupont Circle. FREE

SEP

29

Sat

REI's Outessafest, All day at Patuxent River Park at Jug Bay (16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772). Join us for a one-day festival celebrating music, women and the outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor newbie or can scale mountains in your sleep, everyone is welcome. Enjoy music from PVRIS, Brazilian Girls, Seratones, Lucy Dacus, OSHUN, and more! Challenge yourself to new heights with expert-led mini-adventures like rock climbing, paddling, and outdoor group yoga. So, let your hair down, pull it up or shave it off and be part of the first year of Outessafest. $100

SEP

29

Sat

Floating Islands Show Open and Ikebana Demo & Talk, 6-8pm at District Clay Center & Gallery (2414 Douglas Street Northeast). This special event will include an ikebana demo and artist talk by Valerie Eccleston plus Ikebana arrangements by three artists. Valerie will demo a simple ikebana arrangement that you can do at home. FREE

SEP

29

Sat

Express, Impress, Progress, 2-6pm (1429 Iris Street Northwest). Opening Receptions to Meet the Artists, With a special live painting and jazz performance with Khaild Thompson and Jamal R. Moore and a Ceramic demonstration with Chris Malone on Sept 29! FREE

Friday, September 28, 2018

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28

Fri

BBQ, BLUEGRASS AND BEER FESTIVAL, 2018, 6-9pm at The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE). Please join us for our annual BBQ, Bluegrass and Beer Festival, with live music, an open bar, great company, and all-you-can-eat Carolina 'cue! $32

SEP

28

Fri

Dancing is My Voice 2018 Zumbathon® Charity Event, 5:30-8:30pm at Lincoln MemorialDancing is My Voice is an annual Zumbathon® Charity Event during National Hispanic Heritage Month (mid September to mid October). The Event attempts to gather enough people on the National Mall in Washington, DC to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest Zumba® class, while raising awareness of sexual violence and pointing survivors and those who love them toward RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, for the next step in their healing journey. FREE

SEP

28

Fri

Eternal Prodigies, 7:30-10:30pm at Embassy of France – La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road NW). The Mid-Atlantic Symphony will be joined by Stefan Jackiw who will be playing for us the timeless Beethoven Violin Concerto. Following the concerto will be Dvorak’s lush Symphony No. 7 and complemented along with a piece by one of France’s foremost living composers Regis Campo, who will come especially to present his masterwork! This will be a concert you won't want to miss! $30

SEP

28

Fri

Elena & los Fulanos, 7:30pm at Dupont Underground (1500 19th Street NW). Elena & los Fulanos inaugurate Washington Performing Art’s new partnership with Dupont Underground with a concert featuring their unique sound that melds Latin, folk, and rock. The band formed in Columbia Heights & Mt. Pleasant in 2011 and is composed of musicians with Mexican and Nicaraguan roots. $18

SEP

28

Fri

SWERV Weekend 2018 - Meet & Greet, 7-10pm at TBD. The three day weekend festivities will kick off with a special reception to bring the SWERV Magazine family together. This event is free and open to all. FREE

SEP

28

Fri

D.C Pizza Festival 2019, Sep 28-29 at TBD. With pizza vendors from all over the world attending our first event we are expecting to see large crowds and lots of PIZZA! FREE

SEP

28

Fri

Romanian Food Festival, Sep 28-30 at Saint Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church (9111 River Rd, Potomac MD 20854). Performances and food! $5 entry

SEP

28

Fri

2018 Davidson Fellows Reception, 7-9pm at Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian (4th Street & Independence Avenue). The 2018 Fellows will be recognized for their achievements at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian in an awards ceremony and reception on September 28, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Business or Cocktail Attire. FREE

SEP

28

Fri

BodySmith Gym + Studios' 20 Year Anniversary Party, 6:30-8:30pm at BodySmith Gym + Studios (1630 14th St NW). Please bring a friend or two and join us for a premium open bar, light snacks and a raffle as we proudly celebrate 20 years of health and fitness in the community! FREE

SEP

28

Fri

Winos Against Malaria, 6-11pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Join our local winemaker, Adam Drici, at City Winery's Wine Garden for a charity event that will allow you and your friends to taste some amazing wines, and at the same time know that your presence is doing something to help save a life! $25

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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"Blue Wave" Mobilization Summit with DNC Digital & Organizing Teams!, 6-8:30pm at Woman's National Democratic Club, The Whittemore House (1526 New Hampshire Ave NW). Join the DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee for a presentation and discussion for grassroots activists about the newest developments for organizing and outreach heading into the 2018 midterm elections with the Democratic National Committee’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer Lindsey Schuh Corteìs and Chief Mobilization Officer Caitlin Mitchell. The event will include light food and a cash bar. FREE

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Opening Reception - Paula Crawford's "An Alternative to Logic", 6:30-8pm at Long View Gallery (1234 9th St NW). The works in Paula Crawford’s An Alternative to Logic were created between 2016 and 2018. During this tumultuous span of time the artist sustained a severe concussion, affecting the executive function of the right lobe of her brain. These paintings record her unsettled world where a procession of dislodged images clutter her mind, often colliding and jostling for recognition. FREE

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15th Annual IP3 Awards, 5:30-9pm at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Pavilion Foyer (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). The IP3 Awards is a special occasion to honor those who have made significant contributions in the three areas of IP: Intellectual Property, Information Policy, and Internet Protocol. This year will be the fifteenth year Public Knowledge has held the awards, and we're excited to celebrate with you. $50

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Emerging Vision Scientists Reception and Recognition of AEVR’s 25th Anniversary, 5:30-7:30pm at Rayburn HOB Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). The reception showcases the work of 21 early-stage vision scientists from across the United States who will display posters and discuss their breakthrough research to save sight and restore vision. FREE

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American Unity Conference 2018, Sep 27-28 at InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf (801 Wharf Street Southwest). Panels include: Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Freedom, Judicial Outlook for SCOTUS, Transgender Military Service, International Human Rights, Financial Giving Strategies for 2018 and Beyond. $250

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Conversation With Congressman Pete Aguilar, 10-11am at Madison Hall, 1st Floor, James Madison Memorial Building (101 Independence St., SE). In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Representative Pete Aguilar will discuss issues facing Latinos today and his experience as a Latino member of Congress. Rep. Aguilar represents the 31st Congressional District of California, and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. A reception will follow. FREE

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OKTA Sales Mixer @ Our New DC Office!, 5:30-7:30pm (616 H St NW). Join us for a sales happy hour on Thursday, September 27th as we kick off the opening of our new OKTA DC office! Come see firsthand what life at Okta is all about! FREE

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The New Filipino Kitchen Book Launch, DC, 6:30-8pm at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café (1517 Connecticut Ave NW). Food tasting and book signing will follow the book discussion and excerpt readings. FREE

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September Networking at Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, 7-8:30pm at Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (1100 16th Street Northwest). Join us for an evening of cultural experience, business and networking with our members and guests. $35

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Baltimore Japan Art Festival 2018, Sep 27-29 at MICA – Brown Center (1301 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217). Baltimore Japan Art Festival (BJAF) is an annual event in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore, MD that showcases Japanese culture through art, film, music and food. The festival aims to provide a platform for Japanese artists and cultural-experts to expand American audiences' perceptions of Japan. FREE

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1745N Dupont Circle Grand Opening, 6-8pm (Sales Gallery located at 1416 P St NW). FREE

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Emerging Vision Scientists Reception and Recognition of AEVR’s 25th Anniversary, 5:30-7:30pm at Rayburn Building Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). The reception showcases the work of 21 early-stage vision scientists from across the United States who will display posters and discuss their breakthrough research to save sight and restore vision. The event, made possible by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, focuses on answering the question, “How will this research delay or prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050?” The reception also recognizes the 25th Anniversary of AEVR, the educational foundation serving as the privately funded “Friends of the National Eye Institute (NEI)” within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). FREE

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The Case Against Birthright Citizenship, 6-8pm (214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). The Constitution refers in several provisions to “citizen[s] of the United States,” but no express definition of that term appears in its text. Addressing this omission, the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees U.S. citizenship to “[a]ll persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” Reception following at 7:00 p.m. FREE

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Big Debate: Does More Intellectual Property Help or Hurt Global Health, 6-8:30pm at Georgetown University Law Center (600 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Hart Auditorium). Today’s global intellectual property regime—a tangle of interlocking national, regional and global agreements—treats expanding exclusive ownership of technologies and literary and artistic works as vital to advancing creativity, economic development and medicines for today’s health needs. Is it working? FREE

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Ribbon Cutting for Launch Workplaces Bethesda, 3:30-5pm at Launch Workplaces (Bethesda, MD) (4701 Sangamore Road, Suite 100N, Bethesda, Maryland 20816). Join us to celebrate the grand opening of Launch Workplaces Bethesda! Tour the beautiful, modern space while you sip on cocktails and enjoy light fare. Musical entertainment provided by the International School of Music. And there's plent of free parking at the Shops of Sumner Place! FREE

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Ieri, oggi, domani (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow): Film Screening, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a sparklingly original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. FREE

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Buffalo Nite is celebrating the BIG 4-0!, TBD at TBD. Food - Charlie the Butcher’s beef on weck, Will Poultry wings, Bison chip dip, Ilio di Paolo sauces and dressings, Sahlen hot dogs, Battistoni pepperoni, Bocce pizza, Rich Products desserts, Fowlers candy, Sorrento Cheese, Mineo and Sappio Italian sausage, Wardynski Polish sausage, Wegman’s products. Beverages - Genesee, Labatt Blue, and Molson beers, Anthony Road wines, Aunt Rosie’s loganberry and soda (pop?). Atmosphere - Door prizes, favors, Buffalo talk, and fun. Re-live those sports moments, snowy winters, wonderful summer months on the waterfront, art festivals, the Taste of Buffalo, and the famous Buffalo Wing Fest. $37+

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Discover Connecticut 2018, 5-7pm at Russell Senate Office Building- Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325) (2 Constitution Ave NE). The Connecticut State Society of Washington, D.C., joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Congressman Joe Courtney, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Congressman John Larson and Congressman Jim Himes and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty. This event will feature over a dozen Connecticut-based businesses from the food, beverage, and tourism industries. Guests will be encouraged to sample the businesses’ wide variety of products and learn more about what our wonderful state has to offer. FREE

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At the Races: Roll Call's Election Preview Event, 5:30-7:30pm at THE STATE ROOM (201 D Street Northeast). Roll Call will take our audience deep inside the House and Senate elections through a live event offering the best combination of broad campaign coverage, detailed analysis and election handicapping. Our expert team and special guests – Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and Fox News' Ed Henry – will provide a preview of the most important races this November. FREE

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French Series - Disinformation & Democracies, 6-7:30pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). The threat posed by the manipulation of information has sparked growing awareness and concern in both Europe and the U.S. The manipulation of information can polarize debates, create or deepen tensions in society and undermine electoral systems. Such malign practices and actors harm our democracies by eroding trust in institutions and in the media, and eventually by hampering the ability of citizens to make informed decisions. Sometimes, though, attempts by a foreign entity to interfere in democratic processes fail, as was the case during the 2017 French presidential election. FREE

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Women's Congressional Staff Foundation Inaugural Awards Ceremony, 5:30-8:30pm at The McDermott Building (500 North Capitol Street NW). The Women’s Congressional Staff Foundation would like to invite you to attend our inaugural awards ceremony which will take place on Wednesday, September 26 at The McDermott Building. The event is being held in honor of the Women's Congressional Staff Association and the many women who have helped other women succeed on the Hill. FREE

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Blackout in Puerto Rico: A Conversation with the Film's Producers, 6-7:30pm at American University School of Communication, Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building 201) (4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW ). Join the Investigative Reporting Workshop for a discussion with the producers of this FRONTLINE and NPR investigation examining how the federal response, Wall Street and years of neglect have left Puerto Rico struggling to survive after 2017's Hurricane Maria. This program will be followed by a reception in the front lobby of the Doyle/Forman Theater. FREE

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#WeDC FEST, Sep 26-28 (Varies). WeDC Fest is a three-day conference for the innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and government leaders who make Washington, DC the nation's Capital of Inclusive Innovation. The event will feature unique programming and networking opportunities to showcase collaboration and innovation in the world’s most powerful global city. FREE

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Rumble in DC - Amazing Taste of Muay Thai, 6-10pm at The Wilson Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). For the first time ever, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is excited to announce Rumble in DC! In partnership with the Royal Thai Embassy, Washington DC, Qatar Airlines and various local vendors, this FREE event will bring a live tournament of Muay Thai, the traditional Thai art of self-defense, to the U.S. capital. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the sport, you’ll be sure to enjoy watching competitions between some of the best up-and-coming fighters. FREE

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2018 naisA Global Protégé Fair, 6-9pm at CBRE 9th Floor Conference Venue (750 9th Street Northwest. Suite 900). Our Protégé Fair is one of a kind to empower young Asian professionals while helping companies to recruit the top talent. The event will bring together over 150 high caliber professionals in the greater Washington DC community to engage the next generation of global leaders and provide career & networking opportunities. $50

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UWIB DC Presents: The Perfect Pitch - Finale (Angels or the Shark Tank?), 5-9pm at Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center (901 15th Street, NW). Come join UWIB at our next philanthropy event, where we'll help The Vinetta Project usher and facilitate the Final Round of their live business pitch competition, complete with a food and wine reception. Volunteers will have the opportunity to see the top three finalists from the previous rounds present their polished ideas to a panel of curated angel funders. At the end of the showcase, one lucky female founder will be awarded the $20,000 grand prize. FREE

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At the Races: Roll Call's Election Preview Event, 5:30-7:30pm (201 D Street Northeast). Roll Call will take our audience deep inside the House and Senate elections through a live event offering the best combination of broad campaign coverage, detailed analysis and election handicapping. Our expert team and special guests – Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and Fox News' Ed Henry – will provide a preview of the most important races this November. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served! FREE

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Winemaker Dinner with Isaac Fernandez, Grapes of Spain & Grand Cata Wine Shop, 6:30-9:30pm at Joselito Casa de Comidas (660 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast ). Guests will enjoy a Cava reception with welcome hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 - 7 p.m., followed by a five course menu prepared by Chef Sierra exclusively for this event. Each course will be paired with winemaker Isaac Fernandez's illustrious wines. Throughout the dinner, Isaac will explain the wines being served and discuss his philosophy on using indigenous grapes throughout Spain to produce some of the most high quality wines in the world. $99

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Pop-Up Magazine: A Night Of Live Stories, 7:30pm at Warner Theatre (513 13th St NW). Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Contributors tell vivid, never-before-told, multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by our musical collaborators Magik*Magik Orchestra. We end the night gathered around the bar, performers and audience together. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it. $29

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2018 Lights of HOPE, 8:30am-10pm at The Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be honoring those who have been touched by cancer and remembering those lost, during the Lights of Hope ceremony on September 25th in Washington, D.C. Lights of Hope bearing the names of those touched by cancer will line the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in an experience to fight back against cancer. Donate today to help make sure that our elected officials are doing all they can to fight this disease. FREE

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Taste of Napa Valley: Featuring Honig Vineyards, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Let City Winery lead you on an informative and delicious tasting centered around Honig vineyards! With roots dating back to the 1960s, Honig creates stunning wines deeply rooted in the terroir of Napa Valley. Family owned and operated, Honig focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. We will taste through a selection of each, and end with a delicious Late Harvest wine that they are also creating. Heather Torres, Regional Manager for Honig, will be on hand to guide you through the history, winemaking, and values of the family winery. $45

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Green Drinks DC Rooftop Happy Hour at Up Top Acres, 6-8pm at Up Top Acres (55 M Street Southeast). Join Green Drinks DC for a rooftop happy hour at Up Top Acres. Take in the spectacular views, have a drink or two, and meet fellow environmental enthusiasts. FREE

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DC Appleseed 2018 Annual Awards Reception: Building Equity in D.C., 6-9pm at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 6th St. SW). Every year, DC Appleseed invites our friends, supporters, community partners, and donors to join us at our " annual gala" to celebrate our many collaborations in making the Nation's Capital a better place to live and work. This year we will host our gala on Tuesday, September 25th at Arena Stage. We will open the evening with a reception from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and follow that with our program in the Kogod Theater from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. We anticipate 300 people to join us for the evening, including many leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit community. $100

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Women Under Forty PAC: Mid-term Countdown Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at American Trucking Association Rooftop (430 First Street, SE). As we enter the homestretch leading to the 2018 mid-term election, we invite you to join us on September 25, 2018 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day and hear remarks from Anna Palmer about the historic number of women running for office in 2018. FREE

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2018 PDK Poll Event, 2-5pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 8th Floor Rotunda (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Join PDK International to celebrate 50 years of the PDK poll and to listen to a panel discussion about this year’s 50th annual PDK poll results. FREE

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Conference - The Future of Baltic Energy Security, 10am-3:30pm at University Club, Second Floor Conference Room (1135 Sixteenth Street, NW). The Jamestown Foundation cordially invites you to attend a conference on energy security in the wider Baltic region. The event will address the challenge to European security posed by Russia's Nord Stream Two natural gas pipeline project as well as discuss Northern Gate, an alternative energy transit corridor championed by Poland that will open up the region to Norwegian gas supplies and U.S. and international LNG shipments, blunting Gazprom's market monopoly position. FREE

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China General Chamber of Commerce DC 2018 Mid-Autumn Dinner, 6:30-10pm at Top of the Town Reception and Conference Facility (1400 14th Street North, Arlington, VA 22209). The China General Chamber of Commerce – Washington DC Chapter is hosting its 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner on Sep 25th (Lunar Calendar August 16th) in Arlington, VA. RSVP by email, FREE

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CCIA IP Networking Reception, 6-8pm at The Rooftop at CCIA's Offices (655 15th Street NW). Enjoy a rooftop view of downtown DC while you meet some of the founding members of the Digital Future Coalition and mingle with some of the Global Congress network of more than 800 scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world working at the intersection of intellectual property and the public interest. FREE

Monday, September 24, 2018

🥮HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL!🥮
This Chinese/Vietnamese holiday is celebrated by eating mooncake.

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DC RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) Career Conference, Sept 24-27 (1111 20th St NW). Join one of our largest career events of the year! This four-day conference will feature career workshops, a job fair, and more. FREE

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Mick Cornett: The Next American City, 7pm at Solid State Books (600 H St NE). DC's newest independent bookstore, Solid State Books, hosts four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett for an event to discuss his new book, a hopeful and illuminating look at the dynamic and inventive urban centers that will lead the United States in coming years. The Next American City: The Big Promise of Our Midsize Metro highlights cities of modest size but outsized accomplishment, revealing how our metropolises are reinventing themselves by way of a story of civic engagement, inventive public policy, and smart urban design. FREE

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Tras La Perla, Carlos Vives' Social Impact Project, 6:30-9pm at ICC Auditorium, Georgetown University (37th and O St., N.W.). Join Carlos Vives and experts from the Inter-American Development Bank and Georgetown University to learn about his Santa Marta project, a model for urban sustainability. A small reception featuring Colombian flavors will precede the presentation at ICC Galleria, next to the ICC Auditorium. FREE

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Postal Banking: Let's Put an End to Banking Deserts!, 12-1:30pm at 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). The purpose of this briefing is to educate policy makers and congressional staffers about the evolving financial services and credit markets and how innovators are working to provide better product and lending solutions to underserved consumers. Please RSVP to Brady Buckner at [email protected] FREE

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Libiamo! La Traviata with the Washington National Opera, 6-8pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street NW). The Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera are pleased to present a special preview of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata debuting on October 6th at the Kennedy Center. FREE

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Welcome to Washington: Navigating DC!, 6-9pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). Join America's Future Foundation, Leadership Institute, and Hillsdale College Kirby Center for an evening all about living and working in our Nation's capitol! Hear from an expert panel on what it takes to succeed professionally and personally in this town, followed by a networking reception with appetizers and cocktails. FREE

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Secrets and Leaks: Whistleblowers, Journalists, and National Security, 7-9pm at Gaston Hall - Georgetown University (37th & O Streets). Sponsored by The Free Speech Project at Georgetown University, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Press Freedom Legal Defense Fund. FREE

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DC Startup Week 2018, Sep 24-28 ((see schedule for venue addresses)). DC Startup Week (Sep 24-28, 2018) is a free 5-day interactive celebration that showcases exciting local innovation, and strengthens connections. Designed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, DCSW educates aspiring & established founders alike on best practices, addresses common struggles and showcases regional access to the dynamic network of resources and investment within the DC-Maryland-Virginia ecosystem. FREE

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ERE Alumni Town Hall, 5:30-7pm at Bernstein-Offit Building (1717 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Room 500 ). The Energy, Resources and Environment Program at SAIS is hosting an Alumni Town Hall to discuss the future of ERE and ways to better connect with alumni. ERE’s newly appointed Director, Dr. Johannes Urpelainen will provide a program update and moderate the discussion. FREE

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A Night of Palestinian Hospitality- Reception at the Tabard Inn, 6:30-9:30pm at Tabard Inn (1739 N Street Northwest, Suite 1). We have great news! The Museum of the Palestinian People will be hosting our inaugural fundraising reception on Monday, September 24th at the historic Tabard Inn in Washington, D.C, and you’re invited! We hope you will be able to join us to support the opening of the Museum of the Palestinian People, the first and only museum in the nation’s capital that will be dedicated to celebrating Palestinian culture, history and resilience. $120

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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⭐14Spring Open House Launch Party, 2-7pm at 14Spring Condos (3701 14th St NW). FREE Taco and Margarita Bar from Taqueria Habanero, featuring art from Timoteo Murphy. FREE

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29th 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 29th International Couture Collections Show. Designers from around the world present their Spring/Summer 2019 couture collections at the Embassy of France. DC Fashion Week has made BishBash Magazine's Top 100 Events in Washington for the past 8 consecutive years. DC Fashion Week is recognized as Best Tourist Attraction by the Washington Award Committee for the past two years in a row. $70

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MakeHER Mart, 10am-5pm at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW). The MakeHER Mart features a pop-up artisan market, promoting local women artists and designers who create handcrafted art and merchandise. A wide variety of products, including jewelry, fine art, home accents, and personal accessories will be available. $10+

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Ian Moore "Toronto" Album Release Show In The Wine Garden, 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Ian Moore, the Seattle-based, Austin, TX-born guitar player, singer and songwriter makes the proverbial renaissance man look lazy. $20

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2018 WITA-Registrar Corp FDA Bootcamp, 1-4pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Horizon Ballroom (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Join regulatory consulting firm Registrar Corp for an intensive 4-hour "Boot Camp" on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for the food, beverage, and dietary supplement industry. Participants will learn from five different experts about existing requirements for exporting FDA-regulated products to the USA, as well as new requirements soon to be implemented by FDA under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). $75+

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Youth Choreographers Project Showcase, 5-8pm at Busboys and Poets (235 Carroll Street Northwest). Youth Choreographers Project is a workshop for young, trained dancers who are looking to choreograph and develop works of their own. This generation's youth wants to make sure that their voices are heard. Support the young choreographers by purchasing a ticket to their workshop. Showcase includes a reception with hors d'oeuvres and a brief ceremony. $35

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16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival, 10am-7pm (220 King St. in Alexandria, VA). At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them. FREE

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Entertainment and Sports Arena Ribbon Cutting from the Mayor's Office on Asian & Pacific Islander Affairs, 10:30am at Entertainment and Sports Arena DC (1100 Oak Drive SE). Join Mayor Bowser for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA). The 4,200-seat venue will be a hub for entertainment, sporting events, esports and more. The Arena will also serve as the practice facility for the NBA Washington Wizards and home court of the WNBA Washington Mystics and new NBA G-League team, the Capital City Go-Go. RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] FREE

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UDC Green Roof Tours, Aug 24, Sep 21, Sep 22 at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Building 44, Green Roof). The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), invites you to tour our green roof and hear more about sustainable agriculture from Sandy Farber Bandier, UDC GreenRoof/Greenhouse Coordinator and learn about green roof design from David Bell of BELL Architects. FREE

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Watergate Gallery presents Blue 75, 6-9pm at Watergate Gallery (2552 Virginia Avenue Northwest). PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES, AND ART TO WEAR. SOLO EXHIBITION - EUROPEAN SHOW. OPENING RECEPTION. FREE

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DC Global People’s Hub - Reimagine Humanity, 9am-5pm at Eaton DC (1201 K St NW). The DC Global People's Hub - Collaborate for Impact will feature online and offline speakers across entrepreneurship, philanthropy, impact investment, and diplomacy, as we engage in an interactive session to co-create a shared outcome and catalyze global impact. FREE

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Brews, Booze & Bites: Heritage food & drink, outdoor music, lawn games & local history, 1-4pm at Tudor Place (1644 31st Street NW). Our popular food festival outdoors at Tudor Place in Georgetown features heritage food and drink, outdoor music and games, and ties to local history. It'll brings purveyors of artisanal and local food, drinks, desserts and music to our historic Georgetown estate’s rolling South Lawn. $45

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16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival, 10am-7pm (220 King St. in Alexandria, VA). At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them. FREE

Friday, September 21, 2018

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UDC Green Roof Tours, Aug 24, Sep 21, Sep 22 at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Building 44, Green Roof). The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), invites you to tour our green roof and hear more about sustainable agriculture from Sandy Farber Bandier, UDC GreenRoof/Greenhouse Coordinator and learn about green roof design from David Bell of BELL Architects. FREE

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Good vibes only., Sep 21-23 at Fox Haven Organic Farm outside of Frederick, MarylandA RETREAT FOR CREATIVE, SOULFUL LADIES. Held in a historic farmhouse on an organic farm just an hour and a half outside of Washington DC, we'll gather with 10 new friends for a weekend of creativity, healing, wellness and nature. Picture a place where women feast on delicious foods while sitting around the fire pit. They're creating custom perfumes with essential oils, photographs with the sun's light, and singing to guitar music. This is Good Vibes Only: a retreat for creative, soulful ladies. $400+

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Chris Trapper w/ Diana Chittester in the Wine Garden, 8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Chris Trapper is a storyteller. With his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor and an uncanny knack for melody, Chris has traveled the world over, performing to a dedicated and ever growing fan base with nothing but his guitar and his songs. Raised on Prine and Kristofferson, Trapper's first foray in the music industry was as frontman of the critically acclaimed alt-rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). $15

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ImpactHack: Visualizing Diplomacy, Development, and the Environment, Sep 21-22 at World Resources Institute (10 G Street Northeast, #800). The United States Diplomacy Center and World Resources Institute are partnering to host ImpactHack, a data visualization hackathon in Washington DC. Participants will utilize resources from the world’s top authorities to tell stories of international collaboration. Topics span from human rights to energy access. Policy think tank experts and leading technology specialists will advise and work with teams. Winners will be judged on innovation and technical achievement and storytelling of interactive prototypes. FREE

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Making D.C. History Awards 2018, 6:30-9pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Since 2012 the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. has honored 29 Washingtonians and D.C.-based organizations whose enduring contributions to our community have helped create, define, and preserve our city’s heritage. On September 20, the Historical Society welcomes four more history makers to the growing list of distinguished honorees. Reception and Dinner and Awards Presentation. $300

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Italian Wines: 101, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Join City Winery Beverage Director Vanessa Phillips on an exploration of the land of Italy. We will be delving into wines from the North, all the way to the islands. You will be greeted with a lovely glass of sparkling wine, and then embark on our cross country session. While educational, we’ll have fun tasting throughout the country. $40

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Third Thursday to Get Out The Vote!, 5:30-7:30pm at TBD (TBD). Join the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) for our quarterly networking reception on September 20. The theme of this event will be Get Out The Vote! More information to follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! FREE

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2018 DC Department of Health Food Safety and Defense Conference, 8:30am-4pm at Gallaudet University, Kellogg Conference Center and Hotel (800 Florida Avenue Northeast). The Annual DC Food Safety and Defense Conference is an educational event which brings together a variety of influential members of the regulatory, industry, academia, and consumer groups in the Washington Metropolitan Area and beyond. The conference includes workshops, presentations, and specialized breakout sessions related to both food safety and food defense. FREE

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Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage Ceremony and Reception, 5:30-8pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). The Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest administers the Joe A. Callaway Award, established by Mr. Callaway to recognize individuals in any area of endeavor who, with integrity and at some personal risk, take a public stand to advance truth and justice, and who challenge unsatisfactory conditions in pursuit of the common good. Toward this end, Mr. Callaway endowed the Trust with a special fund for an annual award honoring citizens for their civic courage. FREE

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Art Opening and Reception for Artist Megan Maher, 6:30-8:30pm at Hera Hub DC (5028 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest #100). Join us for food and drinks as we celebrate the installation of our new show! This collection will showcase the works of Megan Maher, a local artist from Silver Spring, MD. Her works will be on display and for sale until December 2018. FREE

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BOOK TALK: Serge Michailof: Africanistan, Development or Jihad, 6-8pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). International development expert Serge Michailof will present his latest book Africanistan, Development of Jihad. Building on the example of Sahel, a huge region of about 100 million inhabitants where insecurity is spreading like a bushfire, Serge Michaïlof will discuss whether the same recipes that failed in Afghanistan are being rolled out in the Sahel. Are we headed to a “Sahelistan” first step to an Africanistan? FREE

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SVA Leadership Institute Welcome Reception, 6:30-9pm at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center (1400 M Street Northwest). Join Student Veterans of America and over 100 of the top SVA student veteran chapter leaders as we kick off the 2018 Leadership Institute, sponsored by Prudential. Engage directly with our participants, student veteran leaders across the country, participating mentors, SVA staff and special guests including members of the SVA Business and Industry Roundtable and Congressional leaders - RSVP today! FREE

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Lucy Solomon, Associate Political Director, Indivisible, 6:30-8:30pm at Woman’s National Democratic Club (1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW). Indivisible, one of the largest grassroots resistance organizations to emerge in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, has been a crucial force in the fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With at least one group in every Congressional district, Indivisible has now turned its attention to the 2018 midterms. Join us on Thursday, September 20, for a conversation with Indivisible’s Associate Political Director Lucy Solomon. We’ll discuss the growth in progressive energy since Trump’s election and what it means for crucial swing districts and states, as well as Indivisible’s strategy for supporting locally-owned constituent power, what that looks like on the ground, and ways for each of us to get involved locally. $25

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

🏴‍☠️HAPPY TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!🏴‍☠️

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Mansion Magic Show with Master Magician Richard Bloch, 3-5pm at Mansion Magic Show with Master Magician Richard Bloch (2020 O Street Northwest). Join us for an afternoon of magic and laughter with Richard Bloch, one of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. Rich is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association), author and playwright. He has served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles (who once introduced Rich as “an Edison of Magic”) and to various theater companies, including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington. He has been a five-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle. $25

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CFA Chairman's Reception, 6-8pm at Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E Street Northwest). FREE

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FILM SCREENING & TALK | "'Free Lunch Society", 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3524 International Court NW). We are excited to host a screening of the Austrian-German documentary FREE LUNCH SOCIETY, a film about universal basic income by the Austrian filmmaker and economist Christian Tod, followed by a panel discussion with the director and experts from the field. The debate will be followed by a Q&A session and a small reception. FREE

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DCRA + WDCEP Present: Entree DC, 8-12pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Join the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and the Washington DC Economic Partnership for the sixth annual Entrée DC program, an event that connects the food and beverage industry with DC public and private sector resources. Connect with budding entrepreneurs, thriving businesses and industry giants disrupting the hospitality industry in DC. Hear from leaders in the field about how to market, grow and expand your business. Sit down with permitting specialists to learn the ins and outs of regulation and find the right suppliers for your food and beverage industry needs. FREE

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

🕍GOOD YONTIF.🕍
Today is the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.

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Film & Beer Series: Cosy Dens, 7-9pm at Bistro Bohem (600 Florida Avenue, NW). About the series: This marks the seventh year of the Film and Beer Series at Bistro Bohem. This year, the series presents films representing the last 100 years. All films will screen in Czech with English subtitles. Each screening includes one free beer as well as an introduction by a representative from the Czech Embassy. All screenings are subject to change. FREE

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Metro Hack Night VIII, 6-9pm at WMATA HQ, Jackson Graham Building (600 5th St NW). Metro Hack Night is a show & tell of Metro-related apps and data visualizations. We are happy to once again be hosted by WMATA in their headquarters (just past the lobby). Doors open at 6:00, and the program kicks off at 6:30. Be sure to bring an ID, and please arrive a bit early, as everyone will have to have IDs checked and pass through the metal detectors. FREE

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California Wines: A Celebration of California Wine Month, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Have you ever had a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon? Yes? Well, that’s okay! We’ll spend the evening exploring California and all it has to offer. From the south, to the north, we will explore regions, varietals, and new producers that proudly produce wine in California. While tasting through wines, we’ll focus on the history that has pushed this region into the forefront of winemaking worldwide. We’ll also touch on potential struggles that the region may be facing in the future. $35

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World Premiere: SHOES, New Silent Film Score by Alexis Cuadrado, 4-6pm at Copley Formal Lounge (3700 O Street Northwest). The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain invite you to the world premiere and live performance of a new original film score composed by Alexis Cuadrado for the 1916 silent film, Shoes, directed by the American pioneer female filmmaker Lois Weber. The score will accompany a screening. FREE

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Melody Of Art Season Kick-Off and Pre-Caucus Reception, 7-10pm at Georgetown Piano Bar (3287 M Street Northwest). Enjoy one of CAAPA's first signature events at the annual Melody of Art SEason Kick-Off and Reception. Featuring Black Classical musicians, visual arts, poetry, honoring some of DC's arts movers and shakers including musician Samuel Bonds, music educator; Evelyn Simpson-Curenton; and businesswoman; Marcia Milton. Featuring CAAPA's signature cocktail the "Opera-tini", cash bar, and entertainment including Ceylon Mitchell, flutist; Andrew Smith, baritone; Jayna Brown, soprano; Collective Voices, poets; and the visual art of Frank Frazier, artist, and more! FREE

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John C. Zolper: Science, Technology, Innovation and Policy Leadership Seminar, 4-6:30pm (900 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203). Science, Technology, Innovation & Policy Leadership Seminar. Reception will precede and follow presentation. Speaker: John C. Zolper, Vice President, Research and Innovation, Raytheon Company. FREE

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September EcoHour 2018: Bonobo Conservation Initiative, 6-8pm at Teaism Penn Quarter (400 8th St NW). Come learn more about the fascinating lives of our closest animal relatives, the bonobos. Bonobos - a peaceful, matriarchal society of great apes - are critically endangered and are on the brink of extinction. Join us to learn more about what Bonobo Conservation Initiative is doing to collaborate with local communities to save this endearing species. Find our what it's like to run an international nonprofit from the U.S. FREE

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Talks @ Pulitzer: Allison Herrera and Inter(Nation)al, 5:30-7pm at Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (1779 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Suite 615). On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, please join us for a Talks @ Pulitzer with multimedia reporter Allison Herrera who will speak about her project, Inter(Nation)al, and the impact prior treaties between the U.S. government and Native Nations have on current events. FREE

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Forum on Carbon Removal as a Climate Solution, 3-5pm at World Resources Institute - Harmon Conference Center (10 G Street NE, Suite 800). In the fight against climate change, most of the world’s attention has focused on ways to reduce emissions as quickly as possible. These efforts remain critically important; however, the latest climate science shows that to avoid dangerous levels of global warming we must match the rapid shift to a low carbon economy with efforts to capture and store some of the carbon we’ve already put into the atmosphere. FREE

Monday, September 17, 2018

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Food Insecurity as a Security Challenge, 6-7pm at Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) (​1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW). Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with Ambassador (ret.) Ertharin Cousin, former executive director of the World Food Programme. She will discuss global food insecurity and hunger and the role they play in other security issues, including violent extremism. FREE

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Discussion with Former USTRs, 10am-12pm at Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) (​1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW). The CSIS Scholl Chair in International Business is honored to again present a conversation with six former United States Trade Representatives (Charlene Barshefsky​, William Brock, Carla Hills, Michael Kantor, Ronald Kirk, ​and Susan Schwab), who will share wisdom from their own experience and discuss the current global trading system, its institutions, and the prospects for trade in these challenging times. We hope that you will join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative discussion. FREE

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Global Tribute Honoring Ambassador Andrew J. Young, 6-10pm at MGM NATIONAL HARBOR (101 MGM National Avenue, National Harbor, MD 20745). Global Tribute Honoring Ambassador Andrew J. Young with entertainments from the Caribbeans, Brazil, India, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA. $150

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Dominio Público (Public Space) by Roger Bernat, 6:30-8pm at Red Square, Georgetown University (3700 O St NW, Washington). The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain present the US premiere of Dominio Público (Public Space), a unique participatory theater spectacle by award-winning Spanish artist Roger Bernat. In a public square, the audience, wearing headphones, answers simple questions with wordless gestures. Both a three-dimensional mapping of societal structures and an embodied exploration of the distribution of power tailored-made for each city it is performed in, Dominio Público is a communal ritual that uses game-like structures to bring to life the nature and ramifications of our assigned roles. FREE

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Business Networking Event /Alexandria , VA, 6-8:30pm (3919 Wheeler avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311). Our Special Invited Guest for the Networking Reception will be Alexandria's Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, who will share some insight into the business climate in Alexandria" Justin is also on the November Ballot as a Candidate for Mayor. FREE

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Linda Pastan, Marilyn Chin, & Ellen Bass - Won’t You Celebrate with Me?, 7:30pm at Folger Theatre (201 E Capitol St SE). Introduction and conversation with three poets moderated by Jean Nordhaus. $10

Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Anacostia River Family Fishing Days, 10am-1pm at Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Dr). All fishing equipment and bait will be provided for participants. The event will be held rain or shine and is open to 50 participants. All persons 16-64 years of age must have a DC fishing license to participate. FREE

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16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival, 10am-5pm (220 King St. in Alexandria, VA). At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them. FREE

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Takoma Park Folk Festival, 10:30am-6:30pm at Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, MD). More details of the fun coming soon! Includes food vendors and performers. FREE

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Washington Ukrainian Festival, Sept 14-16 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (15100 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905). Food, activities, exhibits, and performances! FREE

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Makers in the Mansion Artist Talk: Sandy Hassan "My Journey with Fabric", 3-5pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Join one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, Sandy Barrett Hassan, for a discussion about her current installation at Woodlawn, and about her life as a quilter. FREE

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Celebrate Teens Globally Making a Difference, 4-6:30pm at The Trapanese Home (1800 North Herndon St., Arlington, VA 22201). Dine on scrumptious appetizers and enjoy margaritas around the pool while you listen to teen music and talk with local teen leaders who will present a slide show and video presentation on the achievements of Teens Dream. Please donate what you can - we kindly suggest a minimum of $50. Donors will be acknowledged at our celebration October 6th to which all are invited. FREE

Saturday, September 15, 2018

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FREE Children's Show-Themed Comedy Night for Adults, 7:30-9:45pm at Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon Street Northwest). Don't you long for those days of your impressionable youth, when you'd spend hours being edu-tained by some of the kindest, blandest people that public broadcasting had to offer? The Midnight Gardeners League invites you to a night of comedy, education, and pledge drives where you'll be taught what to think and how to drink by some of DC's most qualified instructors. We'll have music, puppets, and lessons that you'll never forget, as long as you stay sober enough to remember them. FREE

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16th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival, 10am-7pm (220 King St. in Alexandria, VA). At this community festival, art enthusiasts discover spectacular paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more, offering extraordinary art for every taste. More than $15 million in art will be on display, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind wares and meet the artists behind the work, hearing firsthand what inspires them. FREE

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CBC - 5TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE GALA, 8pm-2am at Renaissance Hotel (999 9th Street NW). CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WEEKEND IN RECOGNITION OF THE 47TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE, 5TH ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE GALA, PRESENTED BY SOCIAL ARCHITECTS $30+

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34th Annual Maryland Communication Association Conference, 8am-5pm at Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building (2201 Georgia Avenue NW). The 34th Annual Maryland Communication Association (MCA) Conference theme, “#MCACommTalk: Communication, Culture and Media Education,” focuses on the process through which individuals are able to critically understand the nature, techniques and impacts of media messages and productions. Attendees will be exposed to scholarly presentations about the complex messages related to culture we receive from television, radio, movies, social media, newspapers, music, billboards, books, magazines, newspapers or other forms of media. $15+

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CBC - 5TH ANNUAL CAUCUS BRUNCH AND DAY PARTY, 11am-9pm at Barcode (1101 17th Street NW). 5TH ANNUAL CAUCUS BRUNCH & DAY PARTY $40

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DC Wine Fest: Fall Edition, Time Varies at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street NE). Specially curated wineries serve patrons tastings over a multi-session, all-day, all-night vino experience. $35-60drinks

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Washington Ukrainian Festival, Sept 14-16 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (15100 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905). Food, activities, exhibits, and performances! FREE

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The 47th Anniversary of the The DC Black Repertory Company, at Lincoln Theater (1215 U Street Northwest). The DC Black Repertory Alumni Association and Multi-Media Training Institute commemorate The 47th Anniversary of the The DC Black Repertory Company. $35

Friday, September 14, 2018

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Social Media Week Fairfax, 8am-2:30pm at Capital One Headquarters (1680 Capital One Drive, McLean, VA 22102). Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premier conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing, and technology. The mission is to give professionals at the intersection of media, marketing and technology the insights, ideas and opportunities they need to advance themselves and their organizations in a globally connected world. This year the theme is "Closer" and will explore the intensifying conflict between individualism and community. $25+, Use promo code DMVTech18 for 20% off!

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Liberty's Promise 2018 Annual Fundraiser, 6:30-10pm at Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th Street NW). We will hold a silent auction and raffle during the event, with all proceeds going to the immigrant youth we serve every day. In addition, there will be a photo booth, tasty hors d'oeuvres and an open beer and wine bar for all guests (21+) to enjoy! $50+

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Washington Ukrainian Festival, Sept 14-16 at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (15100 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905). Food, activities, exhibits, and performances! FREE

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Traveling Full Circle, 5-8pm at 1111 Sculpture Space (1111 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). 40 years in any business is a long time, 40 years in the Art Gallery Business is a lifetime. To celebrate forty years of Zenith Gallery we will have hosted a series of three different exhibitions at 1111 Pennsylvania Sculpture Space that will represent the different eras of Zenith Gallery. This exhibit will highlight recent artists from our current location at 1429 Iris St. and works by two long standing Zenith artist Renée duRocher, who will simultaneously be showing at the Embassy of Canada Art Gallery, and a rare sculpture series by Anne Marchand, fresh from the works of the Katzen Art Center. FREE

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Michigan CBC Delegation Reception & Motown Live Afterglow ft. DJ Clark Kent, 7pm-1:30am at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (1301 Constitution Avenue Northwest). The Michigan CBC Host Committee is pleased to announce that it will host the 2018 Michigan CBC Delegation Reception & Motown Live Afterglow presented by Quicken Loans and MGM Resorts Int'l on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, located at 1301 Constitution Avenue NW from 7:00 pm to 1:30 am. The evening will feature gourmet cuisine, as well as, first class entertainment, featuring hip-hop royalty DJ Clark Kent. Varies

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Africa Braintrust 2018: A Contemporary Exploration Of Diversity In Africa, 9am-4pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Room: TBD). The Africa Braintrust is hosted by Congresswoman Karen Bass as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference. This year, the event will focus on a contemporary exploration of diversity on the continent. FREE

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The Late Shift: Culture ALX, 7-10pm at Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Artists, poets, and performers showcase the vibrant cultures that have greatly contributed to the region’s remarkable tapestry. Target Gallery celebrates the opening of Juxtaposed with a reception, highlighting the contrasting and contradictory. 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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Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit - Washington, DC, Sept 14-15 at UDC Ballroom (4200 Connecticut Avenue NW). Hurricane Maria caused over $125 billion of dollars in damages to Puerto Rico and left 3.4 million residents without electric power, potable water, and telecommunications. Recovery is estimated to take years. ​Puerto​ ​Rican​ ​Diaspora​ ​Summit​ ​-​ ​Washington,​ ​D.C.​ ​is​ ​a two-day​ ​conference​ ​that​ ​will provide​ ​a​ ​space​ ​for​ ​the​ ​discussion​ ​of​ ​policy​ ​issues​ ​and​ ​the​ ​articulation​ ​of​ ​community responses​ ​​from​ ​the​ ​perspective​ ​of Puerto​ ​Ricans​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Washington,​ ​D.C.​ ​area​ ​and​ ​other​ ​stakeholders. FREE

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Fellowship Fall Summit Meeting, 9:30am-12 at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join us as we hold our Fellowship Fall Summit at the Embassy of Haiti. During our summit we will host a few dynamic political and economic development panels; as well as hold strategic discussions focusing on the future of the Fellowship. FREE

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Zoo Uncorked, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). Raise a glass for conservation at Zoo Uncorked! On Thursday, Sept. 13, enjoy unlimited wine tastings courtesy of vintners from the D.C. area and beyond—while supporting the Smithsonian's National Zoo's species-saving mission. This isn't your average wine tasting. Join us at the Zoo and sample wines while seeing exotic animals and checking out local artists from the GRUMP Market! $55+food drinks wine

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5th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Reception, 5pm-2am at Park at Fourteenth (920 14th St NW). Live jazz, celebrity guest DJ, four levels. Please RSVP for complimentary admission. FREE

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2018 Healthcare Leaders Reception, 5:30-10pm at Renaissance Hotel Washington DC (999 9th St NW). In commemoration of the 48th Annual Legislative Conference of the United States Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. and the 50th Anniversary of The National Association of Health Services Executives-The Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter, cordially invites you to be our honored guest at our Annual Healthcare Leaders Reception. $60+

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THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF NELSON MANDELA, 12-10pm at Embassy of South Africa (3051 Massachusetts Ave., NW). Brilliant South African cellist, Jacques-Pierre Malin, returns to the Embassy Series with outstanding musicians in a special program at the South African Embassy. Musical program/buffet/wine/Valet parking- $95- all inclusive. $95

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NABWIC 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Reception, 6-8pm at The City Club of Washington (555 13th Street - NW). Please join us at the NABWIC Mid-Year / CBC. The reception will be held at The City Club of Wasington, September 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Only NABWIC members may purchase NABWIC shirts. The shirts will be on sale until August 20, 2018. FREE

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Ambassador Insider Series - Tunisia, 6-9pm at Embassy of Tunisia (5131 Broad Branch Road NW). oin us for The Washington Diplomat’s latest Ambassador Insider Series on Thursday, September 13, at the elegant Tunisian Residence, where Ambassador Gouia will share his insights on his country’s political and economic progress since the Jasmine Revolution, as well as the challenges it continues to face, from Islamic extremism to youth unemployment. A dinner of traditional Tunisian cuisine as well as drinks will be served in the residence’s striking terrace and interiors following the discussion. $45 or FREE with Hill email

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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: From Threat Detection and Disruption Through Response Operations, 8:15-11:50am at The Harman Center for the Arts (610 F St NW). On September 13, Noblis will lead a discussion with federal, defense, and industry experts and leaders to discuss the ideas and concerns on the future of national security and countering CBRNE threats. FREE

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CBC Young Gifted & Green Black Millennials For Flint CommunityAction , 2-7pm at Thurgood Marshall Center For Services (1816 12th St NW). This event will include panel discussions, presentations and workshops to inspire the next generation of African American & Latino environmental justice leaders. Special Guest for the event include Mari Copeny “Little Miss Flint” and TMZ’s Senor Producer Van Lathan. The post-reception will include an awards ceremony honoring legislators and community leaders advocating for lead prevention. FREE

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"The Dream" 5th Annual Bankers' Hours Networking Reception, 6-8pm at The Homer Building - Rooftop (601 13th Street, NW). Networking reception with light refreshments. FREE

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What Were We Watching? Americans’ Responses to Nazism through Cinema, Radio, and Media, 7pm at US Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW). Stories about World War II and the persecution of Europe’s Jews were a constant presence in American movie theaters and living rooms throughout the 1930–40s. Award-winning films such as Mrs. Miniver, The Great Dictator, and Casablanca shaped Americans’ understanding of the Nazi threat, while newsreels and radio programs offered a brief glimpse into world events and the range of opinions on the war effort. Join us to learn how Hollywood and leaders in entertainment and government battled for the hearts and minds of Americans. FREE

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Lunch & Learn - Personal Branding and How to Master the Digital Landscape, 12-1pm at WeWork 80 M St SE (80 M St SE). Join us for a post Labor Day Lunch & Learn to discuss personal branding. Learn all about what you should be considering, what resources you should be leveraging, how to navigate the digital media landscape and some of the most common mistakes we make (and how to avoid them). FREE

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Smithsonian After 5: Handi-hour, 5:30-8pm at Renwick Gallery, Rubenstein Grand Salon (1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). DC's first crafting happy hour throws back to the '70s with macrame. Learn knotting and fiber techniques to make a wall hanging, bracelet, or pot hanger. Enjoy beers from Denizens and live music by Emma G while you work. Tickets are $25 and available beginning August 27. Ticket price includes two beers, souvenir glass, crafting supplies, live music, and light snacks. $25

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Washington DC Chapter: Book Event with Elena Botelho, 6-8pm at Crowell & Moring LLP (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). Join us for our annual book event - one of our most popular events of the year! This year we are featuring Elena Botelho, the co-author of the New York Times bestseller The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People Into World-class Leaders. Elena will share what a survey of 17,000 CEOs revealed and explore ways that individuals can use these insights to grow their careers. Appetizers and wine will be available, and a signed copy of The CEO Next Door will be given. $30

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Emir Abd el-Kader: Teacher for the World Forum, 8:30am-4pm at Wesley Theological Seminary, The Rectory (4500 Massachusetts Ave, NW). Rediscovering Emir Abd el-Kader: A Teacher for the World FREE

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Abd el-Kader Education Project Dinner, 6-9:30pm at InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.- "The Crystal Room" (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). AEP is a global network of individuals and organizations, developing educational resources and opportunities for engagement in the life story of Emir Abdelkader. As a warrior, scholar, statesman, and devout Muslim of the 19th century, Abdelkader is considered Algeria’s George Washington, seen as a moral leader on a par with Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela. To mitigate fear, bigotry, and bad behavior in these troubled times, from kindergartens to the military, AEP’s mission is to revive the courageous religious and moral legacy of Emir Abdelkader el Djezairi. FREE

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Ellen Mansfield: Retrospective Reception, 7-9:30pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street NW). Renowned Deaf artist Ellen Mansfield will be exhibiting her art series entitled: Retrospective: Through the Darkness into the Light. This private reception is an opportunity to discuss the artist's inspiration, vision, and journey into creating this visual experience. $35

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Tutto quello che vuoi (Friends by Chance): Film Screening, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Alessandro (Andrea Carpenzano) is a tempestuous young slacker. He has lost his mother when he was two, and has become the torment of his father – a peddler in Porta Portese, the local flea-market – who can’t imagine a future for that idle and furious son, and is unable to find the key to his heart. Giorgio (Giuliano Montaldo) is a former poet in the early stages of Alzheimer syndrome: he can still move, but his mind is drifting relentlessly away from the present. FREE

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Indigo Fabric Dying Workshop with Njena Surae Jarvis, 5:30-7:30pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Learn how to dye fabrics with natural indogo dye, and create stunning patterns! Njena Surae Jarvis, one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, will show you how she created the fabrics used in her installation in the mansion. $15

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Luca Buratto - Solo Recital, 6-8pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street NW). Since winning the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Luca Buratto has received several warm praises. His debut recitals at Wigmore and Carnegie Hall heralded the pianist as “no ordinary virtuoso” (The Telegraph). FREE

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"Antithetical Impulses" Paintings by Federico Cattaneo-Opening Reception, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Federico Cattaneo (1985, Buenos Aires, Argentina) incorporates the use of fluid painterly gestures over a backdrop of oscillating pattern. He carves the shapes into the supporting panel and paint is applied with a squeegee filling the cavity flush with the surface. The textile patterns represent nature motifs; they move and decay across the picture plane. His work underlines the relation between object and image, sets the stage for antithetical impulses and explores ideas of space, form, labor and paint application. FREE

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Why Theology Mattered to Shakespeare: Lecture by Lee Oser, 5-6:30pm at Edward J Pryzbyla University Center: Great Room C, The Catholic University of America (620 Michigan Ave. NE). This lecture will be followed by a reception at 6:30pm. At 7:00pm, Lee Oser and Joshua Hren will present readings from their latest works of fiction as part of a presentation titled "The Literature You Save May Be Your Own: Forging an Idiom of Continuity in the Catholic Literary Tradition," sponsored by the Contemporary Catholic Writers Group and English Graduate Organization. FREE

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China: Digital Revolution or Revolutionizing Digital?, 6-8pm at Duquès Hall (2201 G Street Northwest ). We are living through the digital revolution. No industry, government or community can escape how technology has transformed the way information travels, people communicate and business is conducted.How does this global phenomenon manifest in China? On one hand, the country's language, culture, government and technology ecosystem are vastly different from those of the United States. At the same time, both peoples are grappling with many of the same issues, such as how digital technology can make our lives better despite new distractions, and how to ensure that fast-moving information is trustworthy.Does China represent the future, or is it an unrecognizable, parallel reality? Most importantly, is the global digital revolution changing China, or is China revolutionizing the world's digital landscape? $25

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5th Annual Maryland's Top Crab Cake Challenge, 4-8pm at Michael's Eighth Avenue (7220 Grayburn Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21061). Okay Crab Cake Fans. This is the event you have been waiting for. Local Maryland Restaurants and Caterers getting together to fight it out in an effort to bring home the trophy for "Maryland's Top Crab Cake". And guess who gets to judge the contest? You. That's right, there won't be any judges... they can be bought off. The attendees at the event will sample the crab cakes, cream of crab soup and Maryland crab soup and vote for their favorites. FREE

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PREDICTIONS AND POLLING: HOW DATA IS USED IN POLITICS, 6:30-8:30pm at The Yard DC (700 Pennsylvania Ave SE ). As we head into midterm elections this November, we'll hear more talk of polls and predictions on who will win what seat and how. Data analysts and political junkies alike turn to predictive models and historical voter data in an effort to forecast election results. FREE

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ARTIST TALK: SEAN SCULLY, 7-8pm at Hirshhorn Museum (Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW ). In conversation with Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu, Scully will discuss this remarkable series and explore the layers of his artistic practice, one that continues to impact the greater landscape of contemporary abstract art. FREE

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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CAS Patents and Pizza Sessions, Aug 14, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 FREE

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2018 DC Community Heritage Project Showcase and Symposium, 6:30-8:30pm at Charles Sumner School (1201 17th Street Northwest). DC has always been a city of change. The history of our neighborhoods has been written and rewritten by generations of residents who create and contribute to our vibrant communities. The DC Community Heritage Project empowers DC residents to celebrate their stories, preserve their memory, and prepare us for the next chapter. FREE

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Your College Degree: Is It Worth What You Paid for It?, 5:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). Join Independent Women's Forum for an all-star panel September 11 that will address the pressing issue of the cost of college. Are there solutions? Alternatives? Any reasons for optimism? And why is college so expensive? FREE

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SCREENING: Paris Prestige by Hamé & Ekoué, 7-9pm at Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). This gripping first feature by Hamé and Ekoué, two rappers in leading French rap group La Rumeur, is a Paris-by-night tour that stays far away from the glimmer of the Eiffel Tower, offering instead an insider’s portrait of a vibrant, quickly gentrifying urban neighborhood, with its African hairdressers, Algerian groceries, German tourists, neon sex shops, and every street scam known to man. But beneath its kinetic surface and groovy soundtrack, one finds a profound reflection on the struggles and disappointments of two generations of Algerian immigrants in France. FREE

Monday, September 10, 2018

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Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: STRAIGHT CRANKIN' PREMIERE, 6-10pm at Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street Northwest). The event will feature red carpet arrivals, Go Go music, and attendance by some of DC’s top Go Go bands, promoters, and managers. Reception 6-7, Showing 7pm FREE

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TALK AND BOOK SIGNING : PALACE OF STATE: THE EISENHOWER EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING, 6:30-8pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). Go inside the stories of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, one of Washington’s most prominent government buildings of the Gilded Age (1870s–1900). National Building Museum curator Susan Piedmont-Palladino moderates a panel discussion with U.S. Commission of Fine Arts Secretary Thomas Luebke, architectural historian Kay Fanning, and General Services Administration design manager Mina Wright who share insights about this building’s complex history—including its elaborate design, its prominent occupants, and the decades-long saga of decline and rehabilitation. Thomas Luebke will sign copies of the book Palace of State following the program. Reserve your copy when purchasing your ticket. $10+

Sunday, September 9, 2018

📯GOOD YONTIF📯
Today is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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Adams Morgan Day 2018, 12-6pm (18th St NW at Columbia Rd NW). Celebrating its 40th year this year, Adams Morgan Day is Washington’s longest-running neighborhood festival. Adams Morgan Day is a free, family-friendly celebration with music, art, and activities for all ages. We welcome residents and visitors alike to meet our neighborhood businesses, artists and service organizations. FREE

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Gelato Festival Washington DC 2018, Sep 8-9 at City Market at O Street (800 P St NW). During the course of the next 3 years, 5 thousand Gelato Chefs from all over the world, will be competing against one another for a chance to participate in the 2021 grand finals in Italy. Only the best 36 gelato chefs will remain to battle for the title of Gelato Festival World Master. In the United States, Gelato Festival America selects the best gelato chefs through 24 touring festivals, spread over 3 years, with an American final in 2021 that will grant access to the world finals. $25

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#BeyondtheBook with Cherryl T. Cooley, 1-4pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). his workshop is led by Woodlawn 2018 Makers in the Mansion Writer-in-Residence Cherryl T. Cooley. Poets will brainstorm ideas for how to put their poems in community makerspaces that exist beyond a physical book. We will look at ways that other poets have succeeded at this and create a solid plan for one or two of your poems. This is a brief exploration of marketing and branding for contemporary poets, but it is also a chance for you to consider your body of work and start shaping how it will impact your community and the world. Participants should bring one or two very polished poems, pens, and paper. Light refreshments provided. $25

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Jill Sobule “Nostalgia Kills” Album Release Show in the Wine Garden, 9pm at City Winery DC 1350 Okie St NEFor all its graceful, funny and heartbreaking explorations of awkward youth and grown-up regrets, Nostalgia Kills is as of-the-moment as anything in Jill Sobule’s catalog. $20

Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Women in Advocacy and Politics Workshop DC III 2018 - Washington, DC, 9-5pm (999 9th Street NW). Classes include: Advocacy 101, Fundraising for Advocates, 12pm Lunch n' Learn Political Organizing Presentation, Exploring Careers in Politics, Campaign Strategy 101, and Campaign Finance 101. $130

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Drink the District: Wine Edition | September 7-8, 2018, Time Varies at La Maison Française at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Wine and summertime rhyme, and that's no coincidence! Join us as we raise our glasses to summer and enjoy unlimited samples of more than 100+ wines. Kick back with friends, while you enjoy chill live tunes, demonstrations on the culinary stage, a local artisan market and more! $59-99drinks

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Gelato Festival Washington DC 2018, Sep 8-9 at City Market at O Street (800 P St NW). During the course of the next 3 years, 5 thousand Gelato Chefs from all over the world, will be competing against one another for a chance to participate in the 2021 grand finals in Italy. Only the best 36 gelato chefs will remain to battle for the title of Gelato Festival World Master. In the United States, Gelato Festival America selects the best gelato chefs through 24 touring festivals, spread over 3 years, with an American final in 2021 that will grant access to the world finals. $25

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Melissa and Chris Bruntlett - Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality, 6-7pm at Politics and Prose at Union Market (1270 5th St NE). Chris and Melissa Bruntlett share the incredible success of the Netherlands through engaging interviews with local experts and stories of their own delightful experiences riding in five Dutch cities. Building the Cycling City examines the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch while also presenting stories of North American cities already implementing lessons from across the Atlantic. Discover how Dutch cities inspired Atlanta to look at its transit-bike connection in a new way and showed Seattle how to teach its residents to realize the freedom of biking, along with other encouraging examples. FREE

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9/11 Day of Service in Ward 5, 9am-3:30pm at Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub (5171 South Dakota Avenue Northeast). The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is partnering with The Mission Continues for the 2nd Annual 9/11 Day of Service. This year's service day will take place on September 8th at UDC's Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub, located in Ward 5. The food hub has aquaponic and hydroponic systems, a native plant nursery and garden beds for the community. FREE

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Cyanotypes: Photo-making with the sun’s light, 4:30-6:30pm at Cyanotypes: Photo-making with the sun’s light (3015 Georgia Avenue Northwest). Cyanotypes are a magical process that let you create rich photographic prints using the sun’s light. One of the earliest forms of photography, cyanotypes transform the great outdoors into one big dark room. $50

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Jim Sanborn "Without Provenance" Gallery Talk, 5-6pm at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Jim Sanborn will discuss how Without Provenance provokes both aesthetic reflection and demands a closer look at the contemporary art market. Be sure to stick around for our opening reception from 6-9PM for a look at all five of our new Early Fall exhibitions. FREE

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Frocasians: Moving Beyond Social Construct, 4-7pm at Artist's Proof Art Gallery & Consultancy (1533 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Artist’s Proof is pleased to announce the exhibition Frocasians: Moving Beyond Social Construct, featuring Swedish artist Anna U Davis. The exhibition is a culmination of various themes that highlight contemporary social-political issues which are personified through Davis' 'Frocasian' characters (an amalgam of Afro and Caucasian), and an examination of her unique mixed media techniques. A curated selection of her paintings will be on view at Artist's Proof this September. Please join us for the opening reception. FREE

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Taste of the World International Food Festival & Nationals Stadium Game, 4:30pm at Nationals Stadium (1500 S Capitol St SE). Saturday, September 8 is Taste of the World International Food Festival at Nationals Park! The Nationals celebrate Washington, D.C.'s international community with the third annual culinary event heard 'round the world. With the purchase of a special ticket to the game between the Nationals and Chicago Cubs, enjoy access to the pregame street festival with food and beverage samples from participating Embassies and take home a Nationals apron. $35+

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Celebrate Petworth: A Festival of the Community, 11-5pm (800 block of Upshur Street NW). Music, Food, Vendors and More... FREE

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Leidos Presents: Return of the Nerd Nite, 6-9pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). After our summer hiatus, Nerd Nite is BACK IN ACTION in a big way! We've teamed up with the nerds over at Leidos to bring you an extra-special Nerd Nite extravaganza. FREE

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Indigenous Peoples' Curriculum Day and Teach-In, 9:30am-1pm at National Museum of the American Indian (4th St. and Independence Ave. SW). Join the National Museum of the American Indian and D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice (a Teaching for Change project) for a teach-in on Indigenous Peoples. Engage with curriculum and strategies for teaching students about Indigenous Peoples' history and life today. FREE

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Meso Creso presents Fall Back, 2-9pm at Olde City Farm & Garden (925 Rhode Island Ave NW). As the temperature begins to cool and twilight creeps into late afternoon, wild thoughts that once eagerly raced off to far away realms begin to return to us as our inward journey begins again. We welcome all to join us this September 8th at Olde City Farm as we fall back into our own rhythm. $5

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#UNHACKTHEVOTE 2018: Hackathon, 8am-9pm at MAPBOX (740 15th St NW). #UnHackTheVote2018 is the opportunity to plug in to get hands-on mentorship and coaching on your best ideas. This event is for all levels of skill – no coding skill required. FREE

Friday, September 7, 2018

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Leave It All Behind: A Renwick at Night Experience, 8:30pm-12 at Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Last chance to see the full exhibition before the first floor comes down September 16! Talent and attractions and libations will be provided. $65

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Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | The Lion King, 8pm at Union Market (309 5th St NE). Grab your popcorn and a blanket and get ready for movie night under the stars, as Union Market's drive-in movies are back for the seventh season. The DC Rollergirls will also be wheeling around to serve snacks and beverages. FREE

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Sommerfest 2018: Game On, 4-8pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K St NW, Suite 03). Pretend you’re Serena Williams taking on Angelique Kerber in a match of table tennis, belt out your best Rammstein in our rockin’ Karaoke Cave, and listen to live music played by local DC bands. Old Europe Restaurant will be selling scrumptious German food and drinks, and Maracas Ice Pops will bring summer treats so your taste buds can also get in on the fun! FREE

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Drink the District: Wine Edition | September 7-8, 2018, Time Varies at La Maison Française at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Wine and summertime rhyme, and that's no coincidence! Join us as we raise our glasses to summer and enjoy unlimited samples of more than 100+ wines. Kick back with friends, while you enjoy chill live tunes, demonstrations on the culinary stage, a local artisan market and more! $59-99drinks

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Makers in the Mansion Artist Talk - Antonio McAfee on 'Unmaking and Making', 6:30-7:30pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Join one of our featured Makers in the Mansion, Antonio McAfee, for a discussion about his current installation at Woodlawn, titled "Unmaking and Making/Variations of Figures". Antonio McAfee is a photographer raised and based in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Shortly after, he earned his MFA in Photography from the University of Pennsylvania. His fascination with history, portraiture, and what makes photographs drives his activities. FREE

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Beth Bombara w / Lauren Calve in the Wine Garden, 9pm at City Winery DC 1350 Okie St NE“Recall the times you were so filled with melancholy you couldn’t help but singing. We rarely have the words to describe these feelings and it can leave you in a daze. Beth Bombara’s words and the desperation with which she so honestly conveys them will leap like sunshine into your heart.” $10

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Motley Fool Workplace Foolosophy Tour, 9:30-11am at Motley Fool Intergalactic Headquarters (2000 Duke St, Floor 2, Alexandria, VA 22314). You’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s unique company culture and want to bring our special sauce back to your organization Consider attending a First Friday Workplace Foolosophy Tour! Hosted on the first Friday of every month from 9:30am – 11:00am, this regularly scheduled experience includes an interactive tour of FoolHQ followed by a 30-minute Q&A with People Team Fools. FREE

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Webinar: How to Find Federal Job Openings, 12-1pm at GAIN: Government Affairs Industry Network (webinar). How can you stand out among other candidates in a job application if you can’t find the right job openings? Searching through the thousands of federal job openings is a challenge – but there is a right way to go about your job search, and GAIN and AskNot are here to help. FREE

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Scholar Spotlight: The Politics of Painting: Uemura Shoen’s Bijin-ga , 6:30pm at JICC, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). Asato Ikeda will be presenting from her new book, “The Politics of Painting: Fascism and Japanese Art during the Second World War” (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2018). The book examines a set of paintings produced in Japan during the 1930s and early 1940s that have received little scholarly attention. FREE

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Women In The Life presents First Friday Happy Hour, 7-11pm at The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Women In The Life (@womeninthelife) presents the return of The First Friday Happy Hour! Honoring the late Dr. Linda Spooned. Musical Vibes by Aphrosoul (@lukumipeople). FREE

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Annual Juried Student Show Reception, 6-8pm at Washington Studio School (2129 S Street Northwest). Washington Studio School’s Annual Juried Student Show features drawings paintings, prints, collages, sculptures produced in WSS classes, workshops, and visiting artist master classes. Included are 65 artworks by 50 enrolled students within the past year. FREE

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Summer Rooftop Bash! [Postponed from July 26], 6-10pm at Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Bar (2015 Massachusetts Ave NW). Join us for an unaBASHed good time overlooking the city, at the Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Bar, to celebrate not only AAF DC’s 100th year of service, but also The District's creative economy. FREE

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9th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, 7am-5pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon Place NW). The summit will help you navigate the advancing threats and Federal cybersecurity needs to dive deep into the issues of concern to the Federal cybersecurity community as FY 2019 approaches. Top cybersecurity decision-makers from the Federal and private sector cybersecurity communities will brief attendees during this intensive day of knowledge-sharing and candid conversations about strategic direction and opportunity for partnerships. FREE

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Ambassador Insider Series - Monaco, 6-9pm at The Line Hotel (1770 Euclid Street NW). Join The Washington Diplomat for its latest Ambassador Insider Series (AIS) on Thursday, September 6, at the Line DC hotel featuring Ambassador of Monaco Maguy Maccario Doyle along with Ellen Stofan, the first woman to head the National Air and Space Museum. FREE as a hill staffer, or $45

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THE CELESTIAL AND THE INFINITE, 5-8:30pm at Phillips Collection: Phillips After 5 (1600 21st St NW). Try and wrap your head around the celestial and the infinite while finding inspiration in Marking the Infinite. Learn about the infinite with a star gazing activity in partnership with the National Air and Space Museum. Understand your place in the world with a weaving activity inspired by works in Marking the Infinite. Let yourself go and enjoy the smooth sounds and soulful voice of DC –singer/songwriter Dreamcast. $12

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THE GOOD 100, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the launch of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2018 – Czech Independence with the opening of the exhibition The Good 100. The last century has seen its ups and too many tumultuous downs as the Czech people struggled for self-determination and democracy in the heart of Europe. FREE

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AGE Africa’s Tri for Malawi 10th Anniversary Happy Hour Celebration, 5:30-8:30pm at Darlington House, Cantina Pub (downstairs) (1610 20th Street Northwest). Join AGE Africa’s Board of Directors and Staff as we celebrate the incredible athletes taking part in this year’s milestone event in support of AGE Africa’s scholarship program. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and happy hour drink specials while you spend time learning more about AGE Africa, our inspiring scholars, and impactful scholarship and life skill programs. Engage with dignitaries from the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi to the United States, AGE Africa’s board of directors, Tri for Malawi athletes, and AGE Africa staff. Friends and significant others are welcome! FREE

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Talks @ Pulitzer: Vince Beiser and How Sand Transformed Civilization, 5:30-7pm at The Pulitzer Center (1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615). On Thursday, September 6, 2018, please join us for a Talks @ Pulitzer, as journalist and writer Vince Beiser discusses his recent book, The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization. Light reception at 5:30pm with the talk beginning at 6:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. FREE

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On Art Run: Washington DC, 5-9:30pm at Blind Whino SW Arts Club (700 Delaware Avenue Southwest). The On Art Run arrives in the nation's capital to showcase the powerful intersection of art and running. Join us for an evening of charity and celebration at Blind Whino SW Arts Club. $10

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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CQ Policy Briefing: Elections Preview, 8-9am (1625 Eye Street). Start your morning off right with expert analysis on the upcoming primary elections - all before heading to work. Veteran journalists will discuss what will happen if Democrats or Republicans gain control of Congress, and what these outcomes will mean for your organization. FREE

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2018 Conservative Clean Energy Summit, Sept 5-7th at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest). We are hosting our annual Conservative Clean Energy Summit September 5-7, 2018 in Washington, DC at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. We will once again have a packed schedule planned with many U.S. Senators, House members, and industry leaders. Last year, we had a great event and brought in over 500 attendees from around the country. We are looking forward to growing our Summit once again this year. We will take the issue of energy reform to Capitol Hill and visit with conservative lawmakers. FREE

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Lecture | Music as a Strategy of Cultural Policy in Nazi Germany, 7-9:30pm at Austrian Embassy (3524 International Ct NW). The event is part of the commemoration series of the ACF Washington to mark one of the most painful and darkest moments in our history, the so-called “Anschluss” of Austria to Nazi-Germany in 1938, and the horrific events that followed. FREE

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Harvest Bootcamp, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). It’s late August, and that means Harvest is upon us. Join City Winery in a harvest kick off class; where we will explore our winery as we prep for fruit and fermentation, then we will sit down for a tasting and an in depth class detailing steps in the vineyard that lead up to picking fruit! We will discuss basic viticulture theory, including organic and biodynamic certifications, how vineyards decide that fruit is ripe and ready for harvest, to the steps within the winery that are taken to make delicious wine. $30

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House Army Caucus Reception, 5:30-8pm at Rayburn HOB Cafeteria (45 Independence Ave SW). Please join the House Army Caucus and the Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, for a reception on Wednesday, 5 September. This reception provides a forum for Army Senior Leaders to discuss the state of the Army and other matters of importance with Members of Congress and Staff. The reception will begin with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 5:30pm. Please contact MAJ Andy Crowe at [email protected] to RSVP or for additional information. FREE

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Wayne “The Train” Hancock in the Wine Garden, 9:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). "Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal." - Hank III $18

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DARPA's 60th Anniversary Symposium, Sept 5-7th at Gaylord National HarbourD60 is a three-day Symposium hosted by DARPA in honor of its 60th Anniversary. The Symposium will highlight DARPA’s innovative approach to creating breakthrough technologies and capabilities from the Agency’s past, present, and future. $500

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Chairman Mac Thornberry: 2018 Nunn Prize Recipient, 5-6:15pm at CSIS Headquarters, 2nd Floor Conference Center (1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW). Please join us on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 for the Sam Nunn 2018 Prize and Lecture featuring Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. Also will be webcast. FREE

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Dwight Schar Colloquium Speaker Series: Dr. Anne Marie Slaughter, 4-6:30pm at George Mason University Arlington Campus, Founders Hall Auditorium (3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201). The Schar School of Policy and Government announces the premiere of the Dwight Schar Colloquial Speaker Series. Join us for a lecture by Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America, and the Bert G. Kerstetter University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, formerly the Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She is the author or editor of 8 books, including ​The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World (2017)​ and Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family (2015). A reception will immediately follow the talk. FREE

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Astrid Riecken: Samantha Series - Opening Reception, 6-8pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K St NW, Suite 03). Astrid Riecken, well-known for her documentary photography, has a singular goal when composing fine art images: She seeks to evoke a feeling of timeless beauty. With limited color palettes and a mixing of costumes and settings from widespread eras, she creates works that reminisce for a time neither in the past nor the present. Riecken’s photography thus intends to break the restraints of time; it is a call to be grateful for fleeting moments of beauty and simplicity. FREE

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The Art of Words: An Evening Discussion on Classical Education, 6:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center (227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). An Evening Book Discussion on Classical Education and Children's Books. 6:00 P.M. Doors Open | 6:30 P.M. Talk | Reception to Follow. FREE

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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The Future of the Amazon, 6:30-9pm at National Geographic Society (1600 M St NW). Join us at the National Geographic Society for a discussion on the future of the Amazon rainforest. The evening will include a conversation with Thomas Lovejoy, U.N. Foundation and National Geographic Fellowand Brazilian researcher Rita Mesquita (INPA). The conversation will be preceded by a screening of the NatGeo WILD documentary Wild Amazon: Savage Realm. Following the discussion, light snacks and juices from the Amazon will be served. FREE

Monday, September 3, 2018

🇺🇸 HAPPY LABOR DAY! 🇺🇸

Sunday, September 2, 2018

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MINI BBQ by The Midnite BBQ, 2pm-until it ends at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street Northeast). Food, fun, photobooth, DJ. FREE before 6pm, after $10

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Syria Fest 2018, 11am-7pm (Pennsylvania Ave NW & 14th St NW). Following last year's successful Syria Fest, the largest ever Syrian cultural festival in the United States, the Syrian Cultural House invites you to join us again for the second annual Syria Fest, a free family-friendly outdoors cultural festival showcasing the beauty of Syria and its people. FREE

Saturday, September 1, 2018

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National Book Festival, 9am-10pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Dozens of popular authors appear & sign their works, plus plenty of special presentations & activities for all ages, free & open to the public. FREE

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2018 ANNUAL GOLDEN GASTRONOMY GALA DINNER, 5:30-11pm at Marriott Marquis Hotel (901 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW). THE NGOUNOU & MOYO (NGM) FOUNDATION PROUDLY PRESENT THE GOLDEN GASTRONOMY GALA, A FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT “POPULATIONS LIVING WITH POVERTY”. $150

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Really Big Tequila Party 8 - The Finale, 6pm-3am at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street Northeast). All good things must come to an end - Really Big Tequila Party 8, The Finale, will take place on September 1, 2018 at Big Chief from 6pm-3am. There will be tons of suprises, great music and tequila tastings. As always, please make sure to RSVP and arrive early to avoid the lines. FREE

August 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Labor Day Rooftop Silent DISCO (Dupont Circle), 8-11pm at Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Kick off your weekend with an ultimate summer music experience at the Rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle, DC's best kept secret. Dance into the sunset with a backdrop of spectacular city views and submerge into the world of music with $16

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Women Uncorked @ Dupont Circle, 7-9pm at cove (Dupont Circle) (1666 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). Do you like to talk about sex, but are worried about your friends saying its TMI? Are you interested in discussing the good parts, bad parts, and everything in between? Do you just think sex is a fun and fascinating subject? Then pour yourself a drink, pull up a chair, and join the circle. Our group welcomes all persons of all ages, orientations, experiences, and relationship styles who identify as female. $15

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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ATARC FEDERAL MOBILE TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT, 7:30am-6pm at Washington Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave., NW Independence Ballroom ). This educational, one-day symposium will examine the mobile tools and techniques being used by the Federal Government to provide agencies with greater efficiency and cost savings. The morning session will feature speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon includes the MITRE-ATARC Mobile Collaboration Symposium, where government, academic and industry subject matter experts will examine a variety of mobile topics. FREE

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LGBTQ Community Happy Hour Social - August Edition, 6-9pm at The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). You are welcome regardless of where you live. Bring friends and meet new people. This is the place to be that evening. Join us at this exciting venue. If you haven't been out in a while, then come on out, network, and make some new friends. Beer is only $5, and wine is only $6. FREE

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Traincoding Show & Tell, 6-9pm at Spaces NoMa (1140 3rd St NE). We've had themed nights for transit, biking, bikeshare, walking, cars, and more... but never a night for train-related projects. Until now! Many thanks to some dedicated train-loving coders who have offered to share their projects, and yes, even Amtrak is expected to participate. FREE

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Summer Sips Wine Series: Rosé, You Say? A Season Finale, at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). It’s that time of year, and your instagram is calling you to drink pink! Through 4 wines from around the world, learn how winemakers have created the delicious wine that leads the trends! Our Sommelier will teach you the ins and outs of how this wine gets its recognizable color, as well as regional differences in taste! $30

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Harper Lee Prize Ceremony, 5:30-7pm at Library of Congress (101 Independence Avenue Southeast, Room LJ 119). Join the University of Alabama and the ABA Journal at the Library of Congress Room LJ 119 to honor the novel Proof, by C.E. Tobisman. Reception begins at 5:30 followed by the awards ceremony and panel discussion. FREE

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Visiting Artist Presentation: Patricia Howard & Sarah Chittenden, 5:30-7pm at Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Join us in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center while Howard and Chittenden discuss their work. A meet-the-artists reception begins at 5:30 pm, with the presentation starting at 6:00 pm. FREE

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45th 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 45th Annual Journalism Awards Dinner. $60

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Pop-Up Gallery Reception, 6:30-9pm at L2 Lounge & Events Venue (3315 Cady's Alley Northwest). You are invited to a private reception of the latest pop-up gallery on display at L2 Lounge. I'm excited to be a part of this group exhibit, and would love to see you there. It's FREE and please invite your friends! FREE

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National Student Poets Program Appointment Ceremony, 4-5pm at Mumford Room, Sixth Floor, LM-649, James Madison Building (101 Independence Avenue SE). Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Institute of Museum and Library Services Director Kathryn K. Matthew will appoint the seventh class of National Student Poets, five outstanding youth poets from across the United States, for their original work. Program to include a pinning ceremony and poetry reading. Public reception to follow. Free tickets required. FREE

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Preliminary Discussion: The Role of the Nigerian Community in the Diaspora, 6-8pm at Embassy of Nigeria (3519 International Court Northwest). The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria invites you to the sensitization meeting with the Honorable Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu. FREE

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CSG Walking Tour: The Wharf’s Past and Present, 6:30-8:30pm at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station patio (9th St SW @ D St SW). Come explore one of DC’s newest neighborhoods with the Coalition for Smarter Growth. We’ll look at the Wharf through an urban planning and history lens -- how the area is helping reinvigorate DC’s waterfront culture, features that encourage walking, biking and transit, connections to surrounding neighborhoods, and how DC can reconcile the area’s budding economic success with its history of redevelopment, displacement, and urban renewal. FREE

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Resilience for All with Busboys and Poets, 6:30pm at Busboys and Poets 5th and K (1025 5th St NW). Join Island Press and Busboys and Poets for a book talk and signing with Resilience for All author Barbara Brown Wilson. In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledge informs decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential. In Resilience for All, Barbara Brown Wilson provides the tools and inspiration needed to do so, and charts a path forward that is driven by social equity, vibrancy, and hope. This event will highlight how community-driven design projects in underserved communities can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities. FREE

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Feeding the Movement: Development Insight from leaders in the Food/Hunger Sector , 5:30pm at WeWork Dupont Circle (1875 Connecticut Ave NW, 3rd Floor Atrium). This will be an evening of networking and lively panel discussion (moderated by The Scale-Up Group) among industry leaders in the Food/Hunger sector. We welcome WeWork DC members, local NGOs, local Non-Profits and socially oriented private companies to join us and especially those in a Development, Partnerships, Fundraising, Communications, or Marketing function. FREE

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Restoring the MCI Murals, 6:45-8:30pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th Street Northwest). The Mexican Cultural Institute's Roberto Cueva del Río Mural is a three-story visual narrative with six scenes that depict Mexico's pre-Columbian past, working men and women, and the beauty of everyday life in the context of a broader global order and economic history. Painted between 1933-1941 along the staircase of the Mexican Embassy during the height of the Mexican Muralist movement, the Cueva del Río mural is now a cornerstone of the Mexican Cultural Institute's guided tour program. FREE

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Discovering a Historic Free African American Community at Woodlawn, 7-8:30pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Join Martha Claire Catlin for a talk entitited "The African American Community of Woodlawn: Discovering a Historic Free African American Community among Antislavery Quakers". Martha Claire Catlin is the Historian for the Alexandria Quaker Meeting at Woodlawn. In 2010, she retired from a career in historic preservation at the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Building on 30 years of research, her current emphasis is on the Woodlawn settlements of antislavery Quakers and African Americans of the pre-Civil War and 19th century eras in the Mount Vernon area. FREE

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NCSD Member Reception at the 2018 STD Prevention Conference, 5:45-7pm at Omni Shoreham Hotel (Omni Shoreham Hotel, Blue Room). Join your colleagues and fellow NCSD members from around the country for networking, fun, food, and refreshments! Please RSVP today. FREE

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Happy Hour/Dinner with NCSD Program & DIS Advisory Committees, 6:30-8:30pm at Open City (2331 Calvert Street Northwest). NCSD will have a joint happy hour/dinner with the Program and DIS Advisory Committees after the NCSD Member Reception on Tuesday, August 28th. It will be held at Open City (directly across the street from the Omni). Come for a drink, snack, full meal, and/or lively conversation with your colleagues! FREE

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"ARETHA" REMEMBERED & REUNITED with KING: Wreath Laying & Day of Rejoicing, 9am-8pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (1964 Independence Avenue Southwest). This Memorial Service is open to the Public. It is being presented by The College of Aspiring Artists and support from donors and ministries who are bringing honor to this historic moment. FREE

Monday, August 27, 2018

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From Hourly to Salary: Advancing Top Performing Employees to Management, 9:30am-3pm at WeWork Navy Yard (80 M St. SE, Conference Room 2P). Please join Savor Strategies and featured speakers Andrew Limberg of Rose's Restaurant Group and Ellen Kassoff Gray of Equinox Restaurant, to learn how to transition your top performing employees into management roles. We will focus on the tools, resources, and skills needed to develop successful leaders. $125

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POST SHIFT THEATRE PRESENTS: 2nd Annual Night of New Works!, 7-10pm at Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar (1369 New York Avenue Northeast). Join us on Monday, August 27th for our Second Annual Night of New Works at Republic Restoratives! One Night, Two Performances - 7:00pm and 9:00pm! $10

Sunday, August 26, 2018

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The Xchange - Talks With The Ambassadors & CEOs- Navigating Investment Opportunities, 6-9pm at TBDJoin us at the next edition of the Xchange for an evening of power networking, knowledge exchange and inspiration as we discuss with a panel of Ambassadors & CEOs how to navigate investment opportunities in various African countries as well as how embassies can develop partnerships and engage the Diaspora in development projects. FREE

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Jazz in the Basement: Brian Settles & Anthony Pirog, 2-4pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K St NW, Suite 03). The Midnight Gardeners League, the world's only comedic secret society that's entirely open to the public, is hosting a sumptuous feast of laughs for herbivores and carnivores alike. There'll be fresh organic stand up comedy, free-range sketches, and other weird humor by the bushel-full, all food-themed and specially prepared by our 5-star, ZAGAT-rated culinary masterminds. (No food included) FREE

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Black Queer History, 6:30-8:30pm at Reliable Tavern (3655 Georgia Ave NW). This course explores the history of black queer cultures in America. In continuous dialogues with mainstream black and LGBT cultures, black queer discourses have unceasingly redefined the boundaries of sexuality, class, color and gender through history. Starting from slavery time, this course will explore black queer struggles, desires, imaginations and victories to understand present-day discourses on race and sexuality. $38

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Full Moon Forest Bathing at the Arboretum, 8-10pm at United States National Arboretum (3501 New York Ave NE). Join certified nature and forest therapy guide Clare Kelley for an unforgettable experience in the National Arboretum, the crown jewel of DC’s wildspaces. In the two-hour program, Clare will guide you through invitations: sensory and interactive experiences to reap the healing gifts of nature. Relax deeply, raise your mood, immune system, and sense of coherency. Reconnect with the earth’s beauty and wisdom. $39

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Maryland Renaissance Festival Opening Day!🍖

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Taste of the World, 11am-4pm at EMERY RECREATION CENTER (5701 Georgia Avenue NW). Mayor Bowser and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host the “Taste of the World Festival” to highlight the diversity of international communities that live and thrive in the District of Columbia. This year, India, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, and several Caribbean countries will be celebrated in our festival. The festival will consist of three areas: Entertainment Area - to exhibit and display traditional music and dances, which include audience participation; International Food Court - to sample native food specialties and a Market Area –Where shoppers will be able to browse and shop through a veritable market place of handmade products. FREE

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17th Street Festival, 12-6pm at Dupont Circle (1700 Q St NW). There are 100 vendors, with more than 60 artists and makers displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. Other vendors include area nonprofit organizations, politicians, entrepreneurs, and local businesses. The kids zone has activities for children, including a moon bounce, ball crawl, face painting, and games throughout the day. $10neighborhood outdoors

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Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream" 55th Anniversary Walking Tour, 9-11:30am at Washington MonumentAugust 28 marks the 55th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream" speech, delivered right here in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Join us for a guided walking tour to learn about, and honor, the life and legacy of Dr. King. Our program will include listening to the ”I Have a Dream” speech and a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. FREE

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Legendary: Sweet Slice of Liberty, Aug 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at Slim's Diner (4201 Georgia Ave NW). Get ready for an immersive theatrical dinner performance - The Legends are each responsible for a facet of the human experience…which is a lot of work, that in turn requires a lot of pie. For a limited time only, we are opening up this Legendary Diner to you, our beloved humans. Snag a ticket and we’ll pair you with one of our Legends to accompany your three course meal. Rest assured your Legendary pairing will be carried out in strict accordance with the laws of science. Please beware of chaos, gluten and uninvited guests. $45

Friday, August 24, 2018

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Jazz in the Garden: Speakers of the House, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Speakers of the House (Funk and boogaloo) on Friday for jazz in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden! Don't forget beach towels for seating and your instagrammable snacks! FREE

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Legendary: Sweet Slice of Liberty, Aug 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at Slim's Diner (4201 Georgia Ave NW). Get ready for an immersive theatrical dinner performance - The Legends are each responsible for a facet of the human experience…which is a lot of work, that in turn requires a lot of pie. For a limited time only, we are opening up this Legendary Diner to you, our beloved humans. Snag a ticket and we’ll pair you with one of our Legends to accompany your three course meal. Rest assured your Legendary pairing will be carried out in strict accordance with the laws of science. Please beware of chaos, gluten and uninvited guests. $45

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UDC Green Roof Tours, Aug 24, Sep 21, Sep 22 at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Building 44, Green Roof). The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), invites you to tour our green roof and hear more about sustainable agriculture from Sandy Farber Bandier, UDC GreenRoof/Greenhouse Coordinator and learn about green roof design from David Bell of BELL Architects. FREE

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Floating Islands: The Beauty in Imperfection, 6:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center (1150 18th Street NW, Suite 100). Join us for a special lecture, demonstration, & performance with show curator and renowned ceramist, Akira Satake, and distinguished Ikebana artist, Sheila Advani to mark the opening of our new exhibition, “Floating Islands: Ceramic Ikebana Vessels.” FREE

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*Members Only* Nigerian Movie Night, 6:30-9pm at TBDIn 2009 UNESCO named the Nigerian Film industry the second largest film industry after the Indian film industry in terms of output. Nigerian movies are popular across the African continent and the diaspora. Join us as we watch a variety of Nigerian movies. FREE

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Best Trails for Mushrooms and How to Find Them, 7-8pm at L.L. Bean Pike & Rose (925 Rose Avenue · Rockville, MD). Our region has some very fine trails, and some of those trails go through excellent mushroom-growing areas. William Needham (longtime Sierra outings leader, creator of the on-line Hiker's Notebook, and president of DC's Mycological Society) will share slides of his favorite trails and the succulent gems he has found along them. FREE

Thursday, August 23, 2018

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Bachelors and Brews Yappy Hour, 6-9pm at The Midlands Beer Garden (3333 Georgia Avenue Northwest). Mix and mingle with our 2018 class of Most Eligible Bachelors and some adorable adoptable dogs from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue at Midlands Ber Garden! Enjoy brews, vino or a signature cocktail, snacks, raffles and fantastic conversation with some of the District's greatest single men! Ticket includes: two (2) drink tickets and a food ticket. Don't leave without your DC Refined Swag Bag! $30

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Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Kiss Me Kate, 7-9pm at Canal Park DC (200 M St SE). See the stars beneath our stars! The Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie Series returns to Canal Park this year from June through August. Each movie in this year’s lineup, selected and inspired by public demand, will begin at sundown. We invite movie-goers to arrive at Canal Park as early as 7:00 pm, bring a picnic, and enjoy the show! FREE

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DUPONT BRASS AND VEVE & THA REBELS [Summer Concerts on the Lawn], 7-8:30pm at Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street Southeast). This exciting lineup of locally-based musicians represents the variety of musical genres that can be found amongst the Library’s music collections. A vibrant violinist, a West African griot street band, a tango trio and a summery jazz ensemble all will make up this live Library summer music compilation. FREE

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IMPACT Collective & Wharf Wrats Mixer, 6-8pm at MakeOffices (800 Maine Avenue Southwest, Suite 200). IMPACT Collective is partnering with their friends the Wharf Wrats to bring an awesome networking mixer to MakeOffices. The event will be catered by Shake Shack. Come out and enjoy burgers, beer, wine, and great company. We hope to see you there! FREE

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Leidos Web Design Symposium, 5-8pm at 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). Please join Leidos and the IQ team for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres plus discussions on the latest trends in web design and web development technology. See some of our latest work and meet the team who is building the most innovative, dynamic websites on the Hill. If your office is interested in a website refresh or you’re just curious about the future of web design, this event is for you. FREE

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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages / The Woggles in The Wine Garden, 8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Back in 1983, Barry White (a.k.a. Barrence Whitfield) and Peter Greenberg were working at Nuggets, a record store, in Kenmore Square in Boston. Greenberg, who had previously played guitar in DMZ and The Customs, had recently quit his job playing guitar with Lyres and had begun to form an instrumental Rock n’ Roll band with ex-Lyres Phil Lenker on bass, Howie Ferguson (and Real Kids too) on drums. $18

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mature business of all?, 6-8pm at NCARB Office (1801 K Street). We often recognize that we’re growing up when we look in the mirror and see changes. Those changes can be either positive, negative, or neutral. A similar effect happens anytime a business decides to utilize the principals and practices of the Kanban Method to start managing and maturing its services. When using the Kanban Method, a mirror is presented of how well the business is operating and what changes may be necessary in order to grow up and survive in your market. Includes Dinner and Networking! FREE

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Cherry Fund Giveback Reception, 7-9:30pm at VIDA Fitness U Street (1612 U Street Northwest ). Join us for some Complimentary Tito's and Appetizers on Thursday, August 23rd from 7-9:30 PM at VIDA Fitness, 1612 U Street, NW as we giveback the proceeds of CHERRY and CHERRY Pride. FREE

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It's Not Just Rocket Science: Careers in Space Policy, 6-8pm at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1779 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Secure World Foundation is delighted to co-host with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) an evening reception that will bring speakers from military, policy, development, and legal backgrounds to discuss their roles and careers in space policy. Please note that all speakers will be participating in their personal capacity only and not speaking for their organizations. FREE

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“Let’s Talk: Leading with Hope During Difficult Times”, 6:45-8:30pm at Addison Academic Building, Virginia Theological Seminary (3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304). Election season is upon us once again, and many of us struggle with - or take refuge in - "media bubbles" in these challenging times. Join us for a panel conversation with VTS faculty members, exploring how Christian hope can guide our conversations during times of discord and division. FREE

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#WEUPWOMEN Washington, D.C. presented by Flatiron School, 6:30-10pm at WeWork Dupont Circle (1875 Connecticut Ave NW, 10th Floor). The #WeUpWomen Global Tour is excited to have our third stop in Washington, DC, be presented by Flatiron School and hosted at WeWork Dupont Circle. Come together, play games and share your "Impact Story" at our next #WeUpWomen event! $35

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Afghanistan: 17 Years On, 2-3:30pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400). On August 23, Hudson Institute’s South and Central Asia Program will host a panel to discuss the current political climate in Afghanistan. Panelists will include: Omar Samad, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to France and Canada; David Sedney, acting president of American University of Afghanistan and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and international Studies; and Husain Haqqani, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and director of the South and Central Asia Program at Hudson Institute. FREE

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DC Startup Week™ End of Summer Bash, 6:30-8:30pm at MindSpace (1301 K St NW). DC Startup Week™ will convene thousands of people across the #DMVStartup community September 24-28, 2018. To end the summer right, we're throwing a summer bash hosted at the newly launched MindSpace co-working space in the heart of D.C. Come join the startup community in sending off the summer with one hell of a party. Limited appetizers and drinks will be provided. FREE

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Black Lives: They Matter Here - Investing in our collective future, 6pm at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton Street Northwest ). Join Black Lives Matter DC and Showing Up for Racial Justice DC for a night of celebration and storytelling. Enjoy libations and dinner with community while we share the stories of our movement over the past three years and create vision for the world we all need: a world where we keep one another safe and abundance is shared. FREE

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Up Top Acres and DC Central Kitchen Present: Watermelon-palooza!, 6-9pm at The Farm at 55 M Street (55 M Street Southeast). We've rounded up some of the best restaurants in the neighborhood and from across the city, who will be serving up watermelon themed bites and drinks featuring watermelons grown on the rooftop Farm at 55 M Street! Tickets will include drinks and bites from Rasa, Osteria Morini, Ice Cream Jubilee, Takorean, CAVA, Radiator, Declaration, Shake Shack, Buffalo & Bergen, Rocklands, Hatoba, Gordon Biersch, and many more to come! $60

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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Equality: It's All in the Family - Film Screening & Discussion, 6-8pm at Elliott School of International Affairs (Room TBD) (1957 E Street Northwest). A screening of WLP’s documentary film on the topic, Equality: It’s All in the Family, will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with a special focus on family law reform in African countries. The discussion/Q&A will be led and monitored by representatives and scholars from the African Affairs Committee, WLP, and The George Washington University. FREE

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White Wine and Cheese Pairing, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Cheese and wine, a pairing that is so classic and timeless! The skill of pairing these two in perfect harmony is a necessity. Why? Preparing a cheese board is quicker than crafting a full meal, yet just as creative! Utilizing white wine as our base; we will walk through several classic, unique, and adventurous pairings that will amaze your friends and family. $35

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The Vietnam War: Smithsonian Exhibit & Vietnam Memorial Guided Tour (FREE), 4-6:30pm at Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Madison Drive NW). Hello, we will be hosting a group of military veterans and college students from New York and we will be leading them on a two-part Vietnam War tour. There will be 25 of them attending but we have space for a few more people and you are welcome to come join us. FREE

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A Deep Dive into Deep Learning: Tech Panel {Presented by Walmart Labs} Carter Meetze, 6-8:30pm at WeWork White House (1440 G St NW). 6:00 - 6:45pm - Check-in and networking, 6:45 - 8:00pm - Panel discussion, 8:00 - 8:30 - Networking. FREE

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Network After Work at City Tap House Penn Quarter, 6-9pm at City Tap House of DC - Penn Quarter (901 9th Street Northwest). Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Wednesday, August 22nd at City Tap House Penn Quarter (901 9th St NW). $15

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Startup Social #15 - DC, 6-8pm at Mindspace (1301 K Street). Get connected, share your startup story, mentor a startup, plug into the startup ecosystem of DMV. FREE

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Imagery Wines & Jamie Benziger | Tasting Reception, 6:30-10pm at Sonoma Cellar (207 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). $30 Wine Tasting Reception - Free RSVP | $75 Winemaker Dinner - $30 Deposit/$75 Dinner. August 22 | 6:30 - 7:30pm | Tasting Reception and Bottle Signing| Dinner starts at 7:30pm. $30

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Douglass Leadership Institute Washington Briefing, Aug 22-24 (Washington, DC). Christian leaders will learn how Biblical principles are applied to policy in our nation’s government. $40

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Fedtalks 2018, 7:30am-2pm at Arena Stage (1101 6th St SW). Hosted by FedScoop, FedTalks is the largest gathering of C-level executives, experts and innovators from the gov tech community. In its 8th year, FedTalks brings together 1,200 of the country's most influential leaders from the tech industry and government for one day of discussion, exploring ways technology and people can transform government and our communities. FREE with .Gov or .Mil emailkids family children

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Capitol Hill Explained (The Budget, for Defense Agencies), 9am-1pm (1625 Eye Street). The CQ: Capitol Hill Explained workshop series provides participants with an in-depth understanding of Congressional process and procedures and insights into the current culture of Congress. In a four-hour session, workshop members will learn from and engage with CQ Experts- whose knowledge has been the most-trusted information source on Capitol Hill for over 70 years. $450

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One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club - Hard Revolution, 5:30-7pm at National Portrait Gallery (8th Street Northwest). Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose commemorating the 50th anniversary of the museum and 1968. Each month, an NPG staff member will lead a tour of the exhibit One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey. Following the tour, a DCPL librarian will lead a discussion of a featured book related to the portraits, Washington, D.C., and 1968. FREE

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DC: August WordPress Meetup!, 6:30-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). For our August meetup, we'll have a standard one-speaker set with Beth Soderberg doing a talk titled: Beginner Mistakes: Lessons Learned from Reviewing Old Work and Inheriting Websites. FREE

Monday, August 20, 2018

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The First Annual Minority Business Industry Day, 9am-5pm at U.S. Department of Energy (1000 Independence Avenue SW). Minority Business Industry Day is an opportunity to network and engage with similar businesses while building professional relationships. Attendees will interact with Department procurement officials, program office representatives, and small business program managers. Attendees will meet one-on-one with DOE program offices and National Laboratory representatives to learn how to engage and do business with the Department. FREE

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Tour: Medicinal and Poisonous Plants at the USBG, 1-2pm at U.S. Botanic Garden (100 Maryland Ave SW). Many important medicines are derived from plants, but too much of a good thing can be dangerous. During a walking tour of the Conservatory, Beth will feature poisonous and medicinal plants growing at the USBG. She will talk about famous, interesting, and sometimes fatal cases of poisoning by plants. You will also see and learn about plants used to make lifesaving medicines. FREE

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GDE Britt Barak - Who's afraid of Machine Learning? MLKit & TensorFlowLite Intro, 6-7:30pm (8020 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna (2nd Floor)). Although it is buzzing nowadays, machine learning is still a mystery to many of us. However, worry not! Making your app smarter has just become possible and easier with the new ML-Kit and TensorFlow Lite. Includes Networking (with Food/Drinks). FREE

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Conversant Social, 9pm-12 at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront Street, National Pastime's MVP Room, Fort Washington, MD 20745). After enjoying an evening at the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception, come join us for a fun night of networking at the Gaylord National Convention Center. Get a bite to eat, grab a drink, and socialize with peers and industry leaders, all on us! Be sure to RSVP, as space is limited, and we would love to have you there! FREE

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Special Guest Speaker-49th Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, 7-10pm at United States Institute of Peace (2301 Constitution Ave NW). Please join THO and BAU on Monday, July 16, for an exclusive interview with Ret. General, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, Salih Zeki Colak, Hakan Yavuz, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah, and former U.S. Ambassador & Deputy State Department Spokesman, J. Adam Ereli. This event will focus on the second anniversary of the July 15 coup attempt that took place in 2016 and its impact towards Turkey and U.S. realtions. FREE

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Global Legal Blockchain Consortium Annual Meeting, 10am-4pm at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront Street, National Harbour, Maryland ). On August 19th of this year, again alongside the ILTA annual convention, the 35+ companies, law firms, software companies, and universities that are the founding members of the GLBC are holding the first annual meeting of the organization. There will be committee meetings, technology demos, major announcements by members, and the public launch of a significant new company. FREE

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ADIFF Washington DC - Aug 17 to 19 - Films, Q&As and Receptions!, Varies at The George Washington University, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center (800 21st Street Northwest). The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)–DC will hold its 12th Anniversary from August 17 to 19, 2018 at the George Washington University $13+

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A Beginner's Guide to Alien Life, 6:30-8:30pm at Reliable Tavern (3655 Georgia Ave NW). Space. The final frontier. The never-ending cosmos that surround our tiny planet raise innumerable questions, not the least of which is: are there aliens? Have no fear, this class will equip you with all the theoretical and scientific tools necessary to understand how life — including humans — might survive on other planets. From basic astronomy to a discussion on the habitability of planets, we’ve got you covered. No field trips just yet, unfortunately. $38

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Kitaab Korner, 1-3pm at West End Public Library (2301 L St NW). Please join us for an informal book chat with Anuya Potnis on her second published work - A frank discussion and look inside the mind of a Twenty-Something idealist whose journey into adulthood and across seas leads to witty introspection, discovery and optimism. Your "typical" millennial has something to say, and it's more than just selfies! FREE

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Let's Go To PotterVerse 2018!, Aug 17-19 at Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD). PotterVerse is a 3 day celebration of the works of J.K. Rowling and the entire world of Wizards and Fantasy that she created within the “Harry Potter” book series, and beyond. Varies

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Witch Hunt / Werewolf at Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1-4:30pm at Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library (1630 7th St NW). Were back! Witch Hunt can only hold about 20 people so if we get more we will play Werewolf. FREE

Saturday, August 18, 2018

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Anacostia River Family Fishing Days, 10am-1pm at Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Dr). All fishing equipment and bait will be provided for participants. The event will be held rain or shine and is open to 50 participants. All persons 16-64 years of age must have a DC fishing license to participate. FREE

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Chuck Brown Day 2018, 3-7pm at Langdon Park Community Center, Chuck Brown Memorial (2901 20th St NE). Join us and Mayor Muriel Bowser and the entire city to celebrate a musical legend that took the spirit and culture of DC across the world. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways and hear from artists from the DC region as they commemorate our legend. FREEkids family children

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The 2018 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, 2-8pm at IX ART PARK (522 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA). Join us August 18 for the 2018 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Charlottesville, VA. The Fest will be hosted by Three Notch'd Brewing Company and is the only sanctioned event of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. Thousands of craft beer lovers from Virginia and surrounding states enjoy chatting with the brewers responsible for the tasty libations. With more than 100 breweries expected to serve tastings, you should plan to stay for the day so you get to taste them all. We are a family friendly Fest and offer designated driver ticket options to make sure all guests are able to enjoy their time. $50+

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ADIFF Washington DC - Aug 17 to 19 - Films, Q&As and Receptions!, Varies at The George Washington University, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center (800 21st Street Northwest). The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)–DC will hold its 12th Anniversary from August 17 to 19, 2018 at the George Washington University $13+

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BIRTHRIGHT 2018: 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, 2-10pm at University of the District of Columbia Theatre of the Arts (4200 Connecticut Ave NW). The Birthright Annual Concert is always held on the 3rd Saturday of August in honor of Diali Djimo Kouyate’s birthday, an esteemed elder and one of our primary teachers. Each year we select two community members to receive the The Diali Djimo Kouyate Birthright Award for their contributions to the legacy of African dance and drum. The annual concert features the Farafina Kan Family and special guest performers. $15+

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Culinary, Cooking & Cuisine-Themed Comedy Show, 7:30-9:45pm at Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon Street NW). The Midnight Gardeners League, the world's only comedic secret society that's entirely open to the public, is hosting a sumptuous feast of laughs for herbivores and carnivores alike. There'll be fresh organic stand up comedy, free-range sketches, and other weird humor by the bushel-full, all food-themed and specially prepared by our 5-star, ZAGAT-rated culinary masterminds. (No food included) FREE

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Legendary: Sweet Slice of Liberty, Aug 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at Slim's Diner (4201 Georgia Ave NW). Get ready for an immersive theatrical dinner performance - The Legends are each responsible for a facet of the human experience…which is a lot of work, that in turn requires a lot of pie. For a limited time only, we are opening up this Legendary Diner to you, our beloved humans. Snag a ticket and we’ll pair you with one of our Legends to accompany your three course meal. Rest assured your Legendary pairing will be carried out in strict accordance with the laws of science. Please beware of chaos, gluten and uninvited guests. $45

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Jazz in The Parks, 4-7pm at The Parks at Walter Reed (1010 Butternut St NW). An evening of live jazz entertainment, lawn games and more! On-site food trucks will provide refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Limited parking available. Limited seating is available. August 18 event will feature DC jazz natives Cecily and Corcoran Holt. FREE

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The POC Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, 9am-7pm at Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) (2301-D Georgia Ave NW). Global Eye Entrepreneurs and The Melanin Collective are here for you. We’ve joined forces to bring you The POC Entrepreneurial Bootcamp, a leadership development experience for people of color. We are growing the pipeline of POC entrepreneurs (and aspiring business owners) who lead with intention and are equipped to break through biased barriers. $120

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