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October 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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+

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Torpedo Factory Artists: Opening Reception & Fundraiser, 4-8pm at Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic (105 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031). The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association is partnering with Carpenter’s Shelter to install and create art at their temporary shelter location in the former Macy’s located at Landmark Mall. Join us for a reception and fundraiser on Saturday, August 18 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the TFAA’s Mosaic gallery. View the new exhibit DIMENSIONS, meet the artists, and participate in an interactive screenprinting demonstration. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 25% of all art sales made during the reception will go towards Carpenter’s Shelter art installations. 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

Friday, August 17, 2018

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Absence & Presence: August Twilight Tour , 7-10pm (842 New Hampshire Ave NW). Join Arts in Foggy Bottom for an evening of public art and discussion! The next free guided tour of Absence & Presence, the 2018 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, is Friday, August 17 at 7PM. Absence & Presence artists Sean Hennessey and Erwin Timmers will lead this twilight tour of the sculptures featured in the show. The tour will conclude at DISH+Drinks at the River Inn (924 25th Street) for wine, specials, appetizers and conversation. FREE

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Jazz in the Garden: 3Divas, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join 3Divas (Swing piano trio) 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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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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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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Summer Swap Shop, 2-6pm at Wunder Garten at NoMa (1101 First St NE). Summer Swap Shop will bring together people from the DC community to trade clothing, shoes, and accessories. FREE

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Storytellers: Resilience, 7:30-9:30pm at Vikriya Lab (106 North Lee Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Storytellers is a riff on story slams. While eliminating the competitive aspect, we invite to each Storytellers event three individuals to tell a brief story on a specific topic. This month, the topic is Resilience. The storytellers will be Rev. Robin Anderson, Laura Rose Schwartz & Tiffany Williams. $15

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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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Lion King, 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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Under 35: Museum Night, 6-8pm at Ford's Theatre (511 10th St NW). Explore our museum and theatre after hours with young history and arts fans. During this evening event, you’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle in the historic Ford’s Theatre as well as in our museum. Meet our Under 35 staff and learn our favorite parts of the Ford’s Theatre story. Come see this historic site in a brand new light! This event includes two complimentary drink tickets for sponsored beer and wine. The event is for those 21 and older; a valid ID must be presented at check-in in the lobby. $18

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Bancroft Ribbon Cutting, 5:30-7:30pm at Bancroft Elementary School (1755 Newton Street NW). As recognition of your support for Bancroft Elementary, we are pleased to invite you to the ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of the tile wall mural at the newly modernized school. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and a short tour of the new school. FREE

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Book Signing & Discussion with Gessie Belizaire, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Gessie Belizaire, author of the book Unmet Potential: Long Term Impact of French Colonial Administration on Haiti & Guinea, will be doing a book signing event at the Embassy of Haiti to have an open dialogue about where countries like Haiti and Guinea are presently as it relates to the rest of the world and where it is they want to go. FREE

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SARAH MARIE HUGHES & COY FISH [Summer Concerts on the Lawn], 7-8:30pm at Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building). 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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2018 Fear is Your Copilot: Networking in Washington DC, 8:30am-5pm at Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments (777 North Capitol Street, NE). Networking. You've been told it’s so important to landing that next job, the right internship, or access to in-demand people. Why does just thinking about a room full of strangers in professional dress make me so nervous?! Learn how to beat the stress and thrive in these social situations. $25+

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How to get unblocked, 7-9:30pm at The Lemon Collective (3015 Georgia Avenue Northwest). When ladies gather in a circle with guided support, we can be heard, supported, and tap into our innermost creativity and power. This workshop is for lady creators of all stripes -- from artists and writers, to folks starting new side hustles or working on research projects -- who want to be inspired and hold each other accountable to turn their latent creative aspirations into a reality. $55

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Summer Sips Wine Series: Chardonnay, You Say?, 6:30-8pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Chardonnay is a chameleon of a grape. Winemaking styles, oak, location, and climate all factor in to the difference in flavor profiles seen around the world. During this tasting, City Winery will help you understand the effect of oak and climate on Chardonnay, and what to expect from simply reading the location that your wine is from. $30

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Fall 2018 Collection Celebration, 5-8pm at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (1526 14th Street NW). Join us August 16 at a Signature Store near you to toast the arrival of our Fall 2018 Collection and enter to win a Limited Edition Bellini Media Console. Be among the first to experience our Fall 2018 Collection, an evolution of classic modern and new traditional silhouettes in a multifaceted mix of rich jewel-tones, warm finishes, and decadent textures. Drop in any store during the day for light fare and refreshments, or join us for a cocktail party at participating stores from 5-8 pm. FREE

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Senegal Reception, at African Union Mission (1640 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Please join us for the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Senegal Reception! Our special guests have been newly appointed in their roles and we will celebrate their dedication to the global community. Invited special guests include: Ambassador Momar Diop, Embassy of Senegal. $15

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Visiting Artist Presentation: Lee Lanier & Angela Esteve, 4-8pm at Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic (105 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031). Join us in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center while Lanier and Esteve 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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Georgian Embassy Movie Series: Tangerines, 6-8:30pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R Street Northwest). Georgia remembers victims of Russian military invasion of 2008 and Russia backed separatism in the regions of Georgia in early 1990s. Georgian-Estonian co-production Zaza Urushadze's Oscar nominated (2013) Tangerines portrays a war in Abkhazia region of Georgia. As the hostilities erupt, an Estonian man stays behind to wait for his lucrative crop of tangerines. After a firefight he must care for two soldiers, each from opposing sides, who each vow to kill the other once they recover. FREE

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Book Signing & Discussion with Gessie Belizaire, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Gessie Belizaire, author of the book Unmet Potential: Long Term Impact of French Colonial Administration on Haiti & Guinea, will be doing a book signing event at the Embassy of Haiti to have an open dialogue about where countries like Haiti and Guinea are presently as it relates to the rest of the world and where it is they want to go. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. FREE

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Android Summit Conference 2018 - Ritz Carlton, in Tyson's Corner Virginia, 9am-8pm at Ritz Carlton, in Tyson's Corner Virginia (1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA 22102). Android Summit 2018 is a one-day multi-track conference focused on designing, developing and testing for Android. It is the fourth annual event dedicated to Android in the Washington, DC area. $100

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Green Zone Dabka Master Class!, 8-10pm at The Green Zone (2226 18th Street Northwest). Come learn the skills to become a master of dabka! Jinan and Renad will teach basic to advanced skills that you can use at Green Zone's OG Thursday night club! FREE

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2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer YAPPY HOUR!, 5-8pm at Kendra Scott (Georgetown Wisconsin Ave) (1249 Wisconsin Ave, N.W.). On Wednesday, August 15th, DC-based publicity firm Nardi Media will host the “2nd Annual Dog Days of Summer Yappy Hour” at Kendra Scott Georgetown to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA). 20% of all sales will go directly to the HRA, while helping vulnerable animals in the DC region. The event is free and open to the public. CAVA will be providing food the event and Kendra Scott Georgetown will provide drinks and desserts. FREE

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WALA Copyright "Basics" Workshop @ Loeb & Loeb, 7-9pm at Loeb & Loeb LLP (901 New York Ave NW). Come learn about the basics of copyright at this presentation and Q & A session. $20

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Bridge Park Tour (August), 5:30-7pm at Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE). Join the 11th Street Bridge Park staff and learn about D.C.'s newest civic space! The site tour is an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, equity work and updates. FREE

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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

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Chapter:SOUL in the Wine Garden, 9:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Chapter: SOUL is New Orleans’ latest funk innovation. Featuring a collaboration of saxophonist Calvin Johnson, Kashonda Bailey on keys, and Terry Scott Jr. on drums the band is adding a fresh powerful sound to the world of funk and soul. Blending old-school horn licks with modern sounds over tight beats for a verifiable crowd favorite, Chapter: SOUL is currently tracking its debut album and plans for a 2017 release. $10

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Interpretable machine learning and Machine Learning with Oracle Cloud, 6:30-8:30pm at GWU Elliot School of Int'l Affairs (1957 E St NW, Room 213). For our August Data Science DC Meetup, we are excited to organize two different talks. First talk is by Daniel Byler and Jason Lewris from Deloitte on interpretable machine learning models. Second talk is by Siyuan Yin from Oracle on machine learning with Oracle cloud. And Empanadas! FREE

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August Rotary Happy Hour & Social, 6:30-8pm at Proper 21 (1319 F Street Northwest). All Rotarians and guests are welcomed to our August Rotary Happy Hour and Social at 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 15. FREE

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Disney SingAlong Night: In Summer, 7-11pm at Local 16 (1602 U Street NW). No karaoke mic, just an old fashioned sing-along with song books for EVERYONE to join in. FREE

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Let's Push, 6:30-9pm at DC Women's Business Center (740 15th St NW, 3rd Floor Training Room). A 2-3 hour seminar for business owners to provide a basic overview of the lending packaging process. Participants will learn the fundamentals of securing credit and capital and applying for a microloan. This course will prepare women entrepreneurs to gain access to capital to grow their businesses. $20

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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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History Book Club: Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobb, 6:30-8pm at Bar Louie (701 7th Street Northwest). This month we travel to WWI and the women who helped maintain communications, even under artillery fire. FREE

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(DC) Service and a Movie Night at RealTalkDC! , 5:30-6:30pm at RealTalkDC (651 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast). Volunteers will be creating condom kits while watching a movie on Netflix! It's as easy and comfy as that! These kits are distributed citywide by RealTalkDC's Peer Educators. These condom kits contain male condoms, female condoms, lubricant, flavored condoms, instruction cards and a RealTalk DC information card on where DC teens can find free HIV testing locations and free condoms in DC. FREE

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Farmers' Market Brigade Volunteer Training 8/14, 6:30-8:30pm at DC Greens (2000 P Street Northwest, #Suite 240). Farmers' Market Brigade volunteers help to increase food access at DC farmers' markets by supporting the Produce Plus program. Through Produce Plus, SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, Medicare QMB, Grocery Plus (Senior CSFP), TANF, and SSI disability recipients are eligible to receive up to $10 twice per week week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers. FREE

Monday, August 13, 2018

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HIAS-CIVIC Letter Writing Program, 6:30-8:30pm at TBA Join HIAS for a monthly program during volunteers can write letters of compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in immigration detention. FREE

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2018 Washington DC MBA Forté Forum for Women, 6-9pm at Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel (999 9th Street Northwest). free event unlike any other, the Washington, DC Forum will empower you with information about an MBA’s value, leading business schools, and financing your degree. You’ll make critical connections with representatives, alumnae, and students of top business schools in North America and Europe— all while forming an unmatched peer support network. Successful businesswomen representing diverse industries and career stages will also share how their MBAs help them make a mark. FREE

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August Monthly Drupal Meetup, 7-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). HAX the web is a headless authoring solution being developed by Penn State built on one question: Why can't all platforms have the same authoring experience (AX)? We decided that in order to build the best AX for Drupal we needed to NOT build it just for Drupal. Learn about how you can leverage HAX in your (deep breathe) Drupal 6, Drupal 7, Drupal 8, GravCMS, Desktop apps, BackdropCMS sites and more! FREE

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Startup Unconference in Collaboration with Office Evolution, 5-8pm at Office Evolution Tysons (8609 Westwood Center Drive 110, Vienna, va). During this event startups and small business owners are given opportunity to work with others to collaborate, learn and grow. $30

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Free WERQday : Bubbly Bish, 11am-3pm at BureauMake the most of your Monday with BUREAU at our free WERQday on August 13! We will be popping bottles and snacking on some tasty treats to celebrate National Prosecco Day while we demolish our to-do lists. Work sucks way less with a glass and some boss babes around you! Come WERQ with us - bring yourself, we'll bring the bubbly. FREE

Sunday, August 12, 2018

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3 Stars Brewing: 6 Year Anniversary Bash, 1-7pm at 3 Stars Brewing Company (6400 Chillum Place NW). We are celebrating our 6 Year Anniversary with an epic party at the brewery. We will have DJ’s, live music, local vendors plus a killer lineup of collabs, new beers, and taproom exclusives. The tap list will be released in the next couple weeks, but you know it will be super sick and laced with DIPAs, sours, stouts and some yet to be revealed awesomeness. $10+

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The Films of the French New Wave, 6:30-8:30pm at Reliable Tavern (3655 Georgia Ave NW). Rising in the early 1960s, the French New Wave is one of the most influential film movements, ever. For this session, we will examine some of the major players, influential films, and also some of the storytelling and technical approaches that still resonate with film makers today. France, cinema, and drinks? Mais oui. $38

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United to Love: Stand Together Against All Forms of Hate, 11am-3pm (National Mall-4th Street NW). Plans for The United to Love Rally are officially underway and we would be blessed and honored to have your participation in this historic event. We are expecting hundreds of people to raise a prophetic voice challenging the climate of distrust, distortion of truth and fear, shifting the conversation to our common future. FREE

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Hate Not Welcome: No Unite The Right 2, 12-5pm at Freedom Plaza (14th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave.). This is for Heather Heyer, Corey Long, Deandre Harris, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system. We will confront fascism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12. See link for schedule. FREE

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U.S. Airmail Flight Send-off, 7-10am at College Park Aviation Museum (1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740). Savor the mysterious sense of place and join us to watch the early morning departure of the Curtiss Jenny as it takes off on a reenactment of the historic U.S.P.S. flight one hundred years ago. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with all the fixings, meet pilots who have flown in for the day and learn more about the operational challenges of an airport so close to our Nation’s capital. $10

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Homemade Lotions & Potions, 2-4pm at The Lemon Collective (3015 Georgia Avenue Northwest). Learn how to concoct products to maintain healthy teeth, soft skin, and a good-smelling body while using fewer chemicals, contributing less environmental waste, and spending less. We will make deodorant, toothpaste, body butter, and face moisturizer using raw ingredients, essential oils, and herbs, and you will take home full-size products. $45

Saturday, August 11, 2018

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Investigating Where We Live 2018, at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). After documenting their journey through photography, the teen participants become curators, pulling all of their experiences together, and reflect on how their lives in 2018 connect to 1968. Working in studio teams, they collaboratively and individually produce photographs, artwork, installations, and creative writing that express those reflections and connections. MeetInvestigating Where We Live teen participants at the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, August 11, 1–3 pm. FREE

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Black Alumni Ball - DC, 9-2am at The Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC (999 9th St NW). $45+

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DC Mojito March, 12-9pm at TBD. Enjoy eight editions of the classic rum cocktail -- all INCLUDED in your ticket -- as you explore eight of DC's best bars during this all day mojito adventure. $65drinks

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3rd Annual Luau "Ono Grindz" in the Courtyard, 7:30-11pm at Undisclosed Location in Navy Yard DCRain or shine, it's Luau time!!~ The ALOHA CR3W crew is hard at work planning for an AWESOME Courtyard Luau next Saturday, August 11th 2018 @ 7pm. We've reserved one of DC's prestine courtyards, complete with an enclosed party Penthouse to keep the party going regardless of the weather. $55

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The Robert Ingersoll Washington, D.C., Walking Tour, 9:30-11am at Freedom Plaza (13th and E St. NW). Robert G. Ingersoll (aka "The Great Agnostic") was a 19th Century champion of Freethought, women’s rights, civil rights, and DC voting rights. This famous orator and critique of religion toured the US and delivered over 1,300 speeches to packed houses. Ingersoll lived and worked in Washington, DC. He argued cases before the Supreme Court, lobbied Congress and consulted with Presidents. This tour will visit the sites of his 2 DC homes, one on Lafayette Square, and the places where he worked and spoke in downtown Washington, DC. FREE

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An Ankara Bazaar - DC, 2-8pm at 1230 Restaurant & Champagne Lounge (1230 9th St NW). Ankara Bazaar resembles the vivid West African patterned fabrics (ankara) that inspire its creators and avid followers: vibrant and chic, yet warm and handmade. FREE

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Photo Workshop Community Kick-Off, 12-2pm at East River Park Shopping Center (322 40th St NE). CulturalDC is celebrating the opening of a photography exhibition featuring Ward 7 kids in the Mobile Art Gallery! Our free Community Kick-Off will have free food, local performers and other fun activities so stop by. FREE

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The Bar Between Worlds, 7-11pm at Union Drinkery (3216 Georgia Ave NW). Helen Hayes Award-winning Rorschach Theatre will create a one-night-only, pop-up experience inside Union Drinkery, designed in part by Debra Kim Sivigny, whose work on the the wildly popular Game of Thrones Bar and Royal Wedding bar has been lauded locally and nationally. You’ll wander through the cosmos, relax in the Elysian Fields and explore the hauntingly-beautiful all-day dark of a Reykjavik winter. The event will include three interactive installations inside each room of the bar which will correspond with plays in the company’s upcoming season. Enjoy an individually tailored evening of entertainment and possibility… $75

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Cacao and Community: A Catharsis FUNdraiser, 6-11pm at Spacycloud Lounge DC (2309 18th St NW). Meld and disperse with collective intention as the summer settles in to fiery movement. Whether you plan to carry the torch to the Playa or keep the hearth lit in the District, begin your journey by opening your heartspace in creative intention. A cacao ceremony and lunar meditation (space is limited, register by contacting Lisa C. Adams directly). ???

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Legendary: Sweet Slice of Liberty, Aug 11, 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 10, 2018

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A Garden Party: From Africa to Asia, 8-11pm at Enid A. Haupt Garden, National Museum of African Art & The Sackler Gallery (Entrances at 1000 Independence Ave. and 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW). There’s no better place to celebrate summer than the Enid A. Haupt Garden, flanked on either side by the National Museum of African Art and the Sackler Gallery. Spend a late-summer evening in the dramatically lit garden, and enjoy exclusive late-night access to galleries featuring art from the African and Asian continents. Add music by DJ As-One, specialty cocktails, and curators’ talks, and you’ve got a garden party you just can’t miss. $30

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Jazz in the Garden: Andrea Brachfeld, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Andrea Brachfeld (Jazz flutest) 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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East of the River Fall Fest 2018, 3-7pm at Whitman Walker Clinic/Max Robinson Center (2301 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE). The East of the River Fall Fest is our annual back-to-school drive and community block party hosted at our Max Robinson Center in Anacostia. Each year, this free festival brings together multiple organizations, partners and community members for an afternoon of live performances, GO-GO music, food, HIV testing and fun! 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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Iberian Wines: 101, 6:30-8:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Join City Winery Beverage Director, Vanessa Phillips, and Ole Obrigado Market Manager, Molly Finnegan, on a journey through the Iberian Peninsula! We’ll start with some delightful sparkling wine from Caves Sao Joao, then venture throughout the lands of Sherry, Port, and everywhere in between. Enjoy Iberian bites from City Winery’s own Executive Chef, Brandon. $45

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"It Came From the ‘70s” Superflydisco in the Wine Garden, 9:30pm at City Winery DC (1350 Okie St NE). Rather than celebrating a specific act or persona, Superflydisco pays tribute to the era of 70's funk/disco. People have described SFD as "the modern day love child of Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and The Bee Gees”. They've been around since 2005 and over the years, the roster of players has been a virtual "who's who" of the DC area pro musician circuit. $17

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Wonder Woman, 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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Jazz on Jackson Place: Drummer Sanah Kadoura, 6:30pm at The White House Historical Association (748 Jackson Pl NW). The White House Historical Association is pleased to announce the 12th season of Jazz on Jackson Place. The series, presented by Burnett Thompson, regularly sells out and has become a must-see in the hot D.C. summer music scene. Ticketed admission includes entertainment, open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, tours of Decatur House, and a chance to win raffle prizes. Come and enjoy the sultry sounds of jazz surrounded by the ambiance of historic Washington, just steps from the White House. $37+

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TRIFILIO TANGO TRIO [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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Libertarianism vs. Conservatism, 6:30-9pm at The Heritage Foundation (Allison Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE). Interns from the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation will go head-to-head to answer the question: Is libertarianism or conservatism the superior political philosophy? Debate then Reception is 8-9pm. FREE

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StreetTalk: A Conversation About the Future of Brick + Mortar Retail, 5-7pm at Streetsense (3 Bethesda Metro, Suite 140, Bethesda, Maryland 20814). Join us at our Bethesda headquarters at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, for a bite, a drink, and most importantly, a conversation about the future of brick and mortar retail. FREE

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Data Science for the Public Good Symposium 2018, 1-5pm at Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington (900 North Glebe Road, Executive Briefing Center, 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA 22203). The DSPG program focuses at the interface of data analytics and social science to address real problems at the local, state, and federal levels of government. The Symposium will include two keynote speakers followed by a poster session and networking reception. FREE

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Talking About Your Generation: U.S. Foreign Policy Perceptions, 12-1:15pm at Russell Senate Office Building Room 385Experts from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Charles Koch Institute, and the Cato Institute recently co-authored a study analyzing decades of survey data regarding “Intergenerational change and American foreign policy views.” On behalf of the Charles Koch Institute, we invite you to join us for a lunch discussion with two of the report’s authors, William Ruger of the Charles Koch Institute and Trevor Thrall of the Cato Institute, who will discuss their findings in rich detail. Rachel Bovard of the Conservative Partnership Institute will moderate the discussion. FREE

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TALK: DO IT FOR THE 'GRAM, 6-8pm at National Building Museum (401 F Street NW). Dive into a conversation in and around Fun House about the impact of Instagram and social media on how museum visitors (#thatsyou) interact with exhibitions. 'Gram yourself in the Fun House starting at 6 pm, then hear from our panel and share your insights on how social media is shaping the museum-going experience from both a visitor and museum curatorial point of view. This program complements the installation Fun House. $20

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Escape to Iceland—at Least Virtually, 6:30pm at Dupont Underground (19 Dupont Circle Northwest). What does New York Times visual journalism look like in the digital era? Explore our world of photography, virtual reality and immersive storytelling through the lens of our Travel section’s series “52 Places.” Enjoy a cocktail as you take in photos from the series at Dupont Underground’s subterranean art gallery. $25

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Intro to Fermentation: Pickles and Relishes, 6-8pm at Common Good City Farm (300 V Street Northwest). What do you think of when you hear "pickle"? Cucumbers, right? But did you know that you can pickle all sorts of summer veggies? From green tomatoes to hot peppers, zucchini to green beans, summer's bounty is full of potential pickles and relishes. Rachel Armistead, co-founder of The Sweet Farm, will guide you through the process of brining and fermenting, using produce from Common Good City Farm, such as cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, and more. Attendees will leave with a how-to guide, a quart of handmade pickles or relish, and the confidence and know-how to continue fermenting all summer long! $35

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Meet the Maker: Esteban Whiteside Gallery Wall Reception, 6-8pm at Shop Made in DC (1330 19th Street NW). Sip and shop and meet our newest Gallery Wall artist Esteban Whiteside (@estebandemarion). Stephen “Esteban” Whiteside is self-taught artist, painting to satiate his need to record his emotions, frustrations and stories. FREE

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Women Behind the Lens, 6pm at Heurich House Museum (Carriage House Gallery, 1921 Sunderland Place NW, Floor 1). $5

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2018 Nicaraguan Protests: President Ortega's Violent Crackdown, 12-1:30pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400). Hudson Institute will host a panel to discuss the recent unrest in Nicaragua. Panelists will include Dr. John Polga-Hecimovich, assistant professor of comparative politics in the Political Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy; Eduardo Ulibarri, the former Costa Rican Ambassador to the United Nations; and Víctor Agustín Cuadras Andino, a Nicaraguan youth leader and activist. The discussion will be moderated by Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, a Hudson senior fellow and director of the Center for Latin American Studies. FREE

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Cameroon Press Luncheon, 12-2pm (529 14th St NW). The Press Lunch will discuss matters related to the Republic of Cameroon in the Presence of H.E Henri Etoundi Essomba, ambassador of the Republic of Cameroon to the USA and the Cameroon High Commissioner to Canada and other High profile government officials and experts. FREE

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PoPville Happy Hour!, 6:30-9:30pm at Moreland's Tavern (5501 14th Street NW). It's happy hour time!! There is no other agenda other than drink some drinks, eat some eats, be happy and say hi in person! I'll also bring some t-shirts for those who have been inquiring. FREE

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"Blue Wave" Grassroots Social & Action Fair, 6-8:30pm at WeWork - White House (1440 G Street NW, 8th Floor). Join the Grassroots Coordinating Committee and RISE District for an evening of networking and learning about how YOU can help build a "Blue Wave" to elect Democrats in 2018! Representatives from local campaign-related organizations will be in attendance to share information and discuss what candidates they are working with or what resources they can provide to our movement. Refreshments will be served but in true "grassroots" fashion we welcome guests to contribute items to our potluck spread or chip in a small cash donation. FREE

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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CSG Walking Tour: Planning for Change on Alexandria’s Waterfront, 6:30-8pm at Founders Park (498-402 N Union St, Alexandria, VA). Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth for a walk on the waterfront—no, not that waterfront, Alexandria’s waterfront! Long a popular destination thanks to the Torpedo Factory Art Center, popular restaurants, and historic buildings, there’s lots of new development on Alexandria’s waterfront, too. A boat club; a hotel; condominiums and apartments; and better, more continuous public access are emerging as a result of the city’s Waterfront Plan. FREE

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AEJMC Cronkite Reception, 5-6:30pm at Barrett and O’Connor Washington Center (1800 I St. NW). The Cronkite School invites you to a reception at ASU's new Washington headquarters, named in honor of two great Arizonans – Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The Barrett-O’Connor Washington Center is home to the school’s Washington news operations. Enjoy food and drinks as you tour the state-of-the-art facility just blocks from the White House. FREE

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Pakistan: After The Elections, 2-3:30pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400). Hudson Institute's South and Central Asia Program will host a panel to discuss Pakistan’s 2018 elections. Panelists will include Professor Christine Fair, Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor in the Peace and Security Studies Program at Georgetown University; Dr. Muhammad Taqi, a columnist for The Wire; and Ambassador Husain Haqqani, former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and director of South and Central Asia at Hudson Institute. FREE

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MakeOffices Podcast Space + Creative Membership Launch Party, 5-7pm at MakeOffices at the Wharf (800 Maine Avenue Southwest #Suite 200). Hey podcasters! MakeOffices is throwing a launch party to kick off their new Maker Membership and podcast space as a new offering in partnership with Goat Rodeo. Enjoy tours of the new podcast rooms, free drinks, delicious brick oven pizza, live music by Jaime Star, and more giveaways from the Wandering Oasis food truck. FREE

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Beau Thai Charity Happy Hour for the Mt Pleasant Library Friends, 5-10pm at Beau Thai Mount Pleasant (3162 Mt Pleasant St NW). Join us on Tuesday, August 7th, as 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Beau Thai cocktail of the day, a Bangkok mule or nonalcoholic lemongrass-infused ginger beer, will go directly to the Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library. FREE

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Equal Pay Day for Black Women, 6-9pm at Flight Wine Bar (777 6th Street Northwest ). We invite you to join us on August 7 to honor black entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and advocates leading in their careers and the charge for equal pay. All women and their advocates (including men!) are encouraged to attend our event and support this cause. FREE

Monday, August 6, 2018

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Tango Jazz Quartet in Concert, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW). Tango Jazz Quartet (TJQ) mixes the melodic and rhythmic patterns of Tango with the improvisation of Jazz. The makeup of the band is of a typical Jazz quartet (saxophone/clarinet, piano, bass guitar and drums), giving it a new perspective on our own music. FREE

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Bolivia Day Happy Hour!, 5-8pm at Slipstream DC (1333 14th Street NW). Join your favorite singani squad and discover Bolivia through cocktails, food & friends! PLUS we’ll have a special guest appearance by Ramon Escobar & Samia Yakub FREE

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Free Hot Dog and Concert: EMOTiO / Father of Time / Cinema Hearts solo / Abby Rasheed, 8-11pm at The Dew Drop Inn DC (2801 8th St NE). Free Hotdog Monday at The Dew Drop Inn DC, plus local rock music! 21+ - $5 suggested donation - FREE HOTDOGS TIL 10PM FREE

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Acoustics and Construction of Wind Instruments, 7-9pm at Got Your Back Total Health (4900 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 250). Angel Sampedro del Río is an Argentine luthier with more than 20 years of experience in the construction of wooden aerophones. We are fortunate to have him in the Washington, DC area, to share his expertise regarding acoustic principles to take into account in the construction and execution of instruments such as the quena, moseños, and other similar instruments. FREE

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Jakub Trasak and Jiri Nedoma, 6pm at Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage (2700 F St NW). Jakub Trasak and Jiri Nedoma are not your ordinary violin and piano duo, but a groovy acoustic and electric experience across the genres. Their performance features virtuosic arrangements and an emotionally packed delivery of music from Stevie Wonder to the Beatles to Coldplay, as well as thrilling encores. FREE

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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The Second Annual World Championship Rap Battle, 8-11pm at The Pinch (3548 14th St NW). Do you think you have rhymes and flow? Are you an old school hip hop head? Or are you a cutting edge, up-to-the-minute fan of rap? Ready to show your knowledge and skills of an win prizes and acclaim? Then join us on August 5, for the Second Annual World Championship Karaoke Rap Battle at the Pinch! $5

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Kingman Island Trail Maintenance, 10am-1pm at Kingman Island (575 Oklahoma Ave NE). We will be spending a day working on trail maintenance and invasive plant removal on Kingman island. Tools and gloves will be supplied. FREE

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Free Community Day: August 5, 2018, 12-5pm at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW). Visit us on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore our collection and current exhibition: FREE

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10th Annual DC Rickey Competition, 12:30-4pm at Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St NW). On Sunday, August 5th the DC Craft Bartenders' Guild will be hosting the 10th Annual Rickey Competition Finals at Jack Rose Dining Saloon from 12:30-4 pm. Admission price will gain you samples of each of the Top 10 Finalists' Rickeys as well as classic Rickeys and passed bites. $35

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Gallery Experience: Moriah Evans, 2-3pm at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW). Join a special gallery talk with choreographer Moriah Evans, who interrogates dance’s complex history and structure with an exciting, expansive sense of the art form. FREE

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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All About That Hallyu | D.C. Hallyu Festival, 1-6pm at Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Ave, NW). The Korean Cultural Center Washington D.C. is teaming up with the local K-POP fan community to host the ultimate Hallyu celebration event. Created to spread the love for Korean culture through the global wave or Korean pop culture, or Hallyu, this event will feature panels, workshops, eye-catching exhibits, live performances, special guests, and more! FREE

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CivicFest 2018, 12-8pm at Meridian Hill Park (2330 15th St NW). In partnership with Homage to the Ancestors, which combines music, dance and holistic wellness activities for mind, body and spirit including yoga, qigong, reiki, and spiritual atunements. Dance to classic, world, soulful, deep and afro house music. Join us to give homage to the Ancestors and honor nature in the way it was intended - as a community. FREE

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World's Fair at the DAR Museum, 10am-3pm at DAR Museum (1776 D Street NW). Experience the excitement, innovation, and wonder of a c.1900 World’s Fair. Do you know what foods debuted at these fairs? Or what games children played? Learn about inventions that thrilled fairgoers and taste the snacks made popular by these grand events. Celebrate cultures around the world by exploring the booths of local embassies and cultural centers. Fun for children and adults alike, this event is not one to miss! FREE

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REI Women's Campout, Aug 4-5 at Pocahontas State Parkring your mom, your sisters, your girlfriends, and your daughters and spend the night under the stars with a campout led by the expert women of REI. Join us for 24 hours of exploration, learning new skills, and relaxing with swapped stories from like-minded women. Explore the park on your own with our list of suggested activities, or join our instructors for short lessons to make your camping experience smooth and enjoyable. We'll have a bunch of camp games on hand and our staff are there to help you with anything you need. We'll provide a complete s'mores bar with all the fixin's in the evening, and a fresh pancake breakfast for everyone in the morning. And we're making it really simple: we reserve the campsite - you just bring your picnic dinner and camping gear and come ready for outdoor enjoyment! Space is limited - sign up today! $90

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Garden Concert Volume 4, 5-7pm at (to be released)All are welcome to participate in this seasonal concert dinner series which highlights womxn/queer farmers and artists of color. Events are held outdoors on farms and in gardens throughout Washington, DC. Niche farm-to-fork style meals made with fresh ingredients from local farms. Safe space to share love, community, activism, style, and art. Collectively driven. Queer poc led. $33 suggested

Friday, August 3, 2018

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AfropolitanDC Presents Destination Africa , 6-11pm at Saint Yves (1220 Connecticut Ave NW). AfropolitanDC in partnership with South African Airways, will take you on a trip to Africa through unique and exciting travel networking games, story telling and cultural experiences. This event will provide a unique opportunity to connect with other professionals by sharinge/exchanging exciting personal travel experiences and learning about cool travel ideas and destinations in Africa. FREE

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Golden Triangle Movies: Black Panther, sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

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Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | Black Panther, 8:55pm 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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Jazz in the Garden: Son Del Caribe, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Son Del Caribe (Pan-Caribbean salsa) 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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August First Friday w/ Rex Delafkaran, Damon Arhos + more, 6-9pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Ct NW). Hillyer presents three new exhibitions opening on August’s First Friday, featuring solo presentations by local artists Alexandra Delafkaran and Damon Arhos, and the group exhibition "Under Another Roof" featuring international artists Marina Buening, Kristien De Neve, Anita Guerra, Maria Korporal. Guests can meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, August 3rd from 6-9pm, during Dupont Circle’s First Friday Gallery Walk. FREE

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French Embassy Ballroom Dance Lessons with French Wine, 7-10:30pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). Join us on your own or with friends for 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. $30

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HIRSHHORN AM: STABLE, 9-10am at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (meet in lobby) (Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW ). STABLE is strengthening Washington, DC’s contemporary visual arts community by providing affordable and sustainable studio space, fostering an engaged, diverse community, and extending access to local, national, and international audiences through partnerships, programming, and exhibitions. Opening late 2018 in Northeast DC, STABLE will offer the first round of studio spaces for local artists. FREE

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OutWrite, Aug 3-5 at Reeves Center (14th & U Street NW). Outwrite is a celebration of LGBTQ literature, authors and readers. FREE

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Open Bar Rooftop Pool Party, 8pm-1am at Penthouse Pool and Lounge (1612 U Street NW). ou heard that right, a #FrayLife Rooftop Pool Party with all-you-can-drink booze, a combination for kings and queens (aka you). Join us for a Friday night event like no other. Not only will there be a live DJ ready for song suggestions, but all your favorite Fray games provided. The list doesn’t stop there! There’ll be crazy pool inflatables, special gifts and #FrayLife swag, an on-site restaurant, and best of all, 2 straight hours of all-you-can-drink booze. $65

Thursday, August 2, 2018

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The Washington D.C. Pancakes & Booze Art Show, 7pm-1am at Penn Social (801 E St NW). As the nation's premier pop-up art show, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 500 pieces of artwork created by some 100+ artists local to Washington DC's unparalleled art scene. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; show goers can sip on some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming free pancakes over and over again. $18

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Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Black Panther, 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

AUG

2

Thu

Pun DMV, 7:30pm at DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Avenue NW). The DMV's pun competition. Enjoy it from the audience, or hop on stage as a contestant ... Tickets just $6! Hosted by Dana Fleitman. $6

AUG

2

Thu

CHEICK HAMALA DIABATE [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

AUG

2

Thu

Simtelligent Demo: How Cognitive Analytics Are Improving Customer Experience, 6:30-8:30pm at MakeOffices (1751 Pinnacle Dr, Suite 600, McLean VA). Join Phillip Simulis, CEO of Simtelligent, as he discusses how you can take advantage of cognitive and real-time analytics to get the most value from the data you are already collecting and tailor your data capture methods to add even more value to your solutions to ensure you continue to save lives and improve patient outcomes. FREE

AUG

2

Thu

August TAPpy Hour, 6-10pm at Hanaro Sushi (7820 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814). Let's celebrate the summer with cold drinks and tasteful sushi! Come mingle with us and learn more about out future events! FREE

AUG

2

Thu

Luce Unplugged: OG Lullabies, 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. FREE

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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1

Wed

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton presents: 2018 Job and Opportunity Fair, 10am-3pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest). Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Horton would like to invite district resident job seekers to meet with employers from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Job opportunities from all sectors will be represented including non-profits, private businesses, retail, hospitality, construction, federal and county governments, and many more. Come and speak with directly with representatives from a variety of employment opportunities throughout the DC region. FREE

AUG

1

Wed

Women Behind the Lens, 6pm at Heurich House Museum (Carriage House Gallery, 1921 Sunderland Place NW, Floor 1). $5

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1

Wed

FUN HOUSE LATE NIGHT, 6-9pm at National Building Museum (401 F Street NW). Experience Fun House and the National Building Museum after-hours with music, food, and drinks. Fun House, designed by Snarkitecture, is the latest in the Museum’s imaginative Summer Block Party series of temporary structures inside its historic Great Hall. $25

AUG

1

Wed

Preventing Looting and Cultural Destruction: A Dialog with the Carabinieri, 10-11:30am at Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium (1050 Independence Ave SW). Please join the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and the Antiquities Coalition for Preventing Looting and Cultural Destruction: A Dialog with Brigadier General Fabrizio Parrulli, Carabinieri Commander for the Protection of Cultural Heritage. Our discussion will take an inside look at current work by leaders in the cultural heritage field, in addition to delving into the importance of multilateral coordination in increasing art market transparency and cultural preservation. FREE

AUG

1

Wed

Renowned Scholar Nigel Biggar Discusses the Ethics of War, 6-7:30pm at Institute on Religion & Democracy (1023 15 Street, Suite 601). Join us at the Institute on Religion & Democracy for an evening reception and discussion with renowned just war scholar Nigel Biggar as he discusses Christianity, war, peace, pacifism, and the Bible. FREE

July 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Tue

Ambassador Series: Latvia, 5:45-7:30pm at Hemisphere Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Please join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC as we host His Excellency Andris Teikmanis, Ambassador of Latvia to the United States. Ambassador Teikmanis will address domestic and regional successes and challenges, bi-lateral relations with the United States, and speak to the influence of populism in Europe. FREE

JUL

31

Tue

Reforming the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, 12-1:30pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400). For decades, the U.S. has strongly encouraged foreign direct investment, with both Democratic and Republican administrations offering consistent support. Recently, however, increased investment by China, including in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and quantum computing has caused concern among U.S. national security regulators. FREE

JUL

31

Tue

How Climate Change and Natural Disasters will Transform Economies and Policies, 11am-12:30pm at Results for Development (R4D) (1111 19th Street Northwest, #700). Climate-related disasters are the most tangible manifestation of global warming. Economic growth will be sustainable only if governments, politicians and communities build disaster prevention and climate mitigation into national strategies. FREE

Monday, July 30, 2018

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30

Mon

Free Reception at the Embassy of Botswana, 6-8pm at Embassy of Botswana (1531 New Hampshire Ave NW). A special reception to meet with Botswanan Diplomats and meet visiting Botswanan fellows! FREE with RSVP

JUL

30

Mon

Citi Taste of Tennis DC, 7-10pm at The Hamilton Live (600 14th Street, N.W.). This year will mark the first Citi Taste of Tennis in Washington, D.C. kicking off the Citi Open as the official player party! The evening will feature signature cuisine from the city’s leading chefs and appearances by your favorite tennis stars. You’ve never had food served like this at this exclusive food and tennis celebration! Full list of participating restaurants and tennis players can be found on tasteoftennis.com/dc. $200

JUL

30

Mon

The National Postal Museum's 25th Birthday Celebration!, 11am-2pm at Smithsonian National Postal Museum (2 Massachusetts Ave NE). The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum opened its door to the public on July 30, 1993 as a result of joint agreement between the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Postal Service. It’s hard to believe the museum is turning 25 and to celebrate we’re throwing a birthday party! Join us on July 30th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for cupcakes, birthday postcards, a photo booth and a special scavenger hunt with prizes! Come stop by and wish us a happy birthday! FREE

Sunday, July 29, 2018

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Sun

Chop Bar | A Global Food Experience, 2-6pm at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick St NE). Dine Diaspora presents Chop Bar, a pop-up food event inspired by the ambiance of West Africa’s makeshift restaurants, where people gather over food and music. This food experience will feature a 5-course tasting menu curated by Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes, co-owner and Chef at Eat Gorsha. $40+

JUL

29

Sun

Michael Bennett - Things That Make White People Uncomfortable — in conversation with Dave Zirin, 7-8pm at Politics and Prose at The Wharf (70 District Square SW). Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion and a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end. As Senator Bernie Sanders says, he could easily “make his mark through accomplishment on the field. Instead, Michael has chosen to use his voice and his platform to fight injustice.” In Things that Make White People Uncomfortable, which Naomi Klein calls “pure fire,” Bennett writes about police violence, the role of protest in history, and his own responsibility as a role model to speak out. Following in the footsteps of activist-athletes from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, Bennett demonstrates his exceptional leadership both on and off the field. FREE

JUL

29

Sun

Jill Armstrong Artist-in-Residence Wine Reception - Free to Friends, 3-5pm at Sonoma Cellar (207 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Join us in the ballroom and enjoy Jill's beautiful art and sip great wines as you get to know her. FREE

Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Sat

730Day 2018, 1-6pm at Tastemakers (2800 10th St. NE). Every 7/30 (28th is close enough), we like to throw a party for our handsome readers. Come experience some of our favorite parts of DC: food, drink, music, art, activity, and some of the coolest dang people you'll meet. FREE

JUL

28

Sat

2nd Annual DC Field Day, 10am-6pm at RFK Stadium Grounds (2400 E Capitol St SE). DC Field Day is a throw back to grade school, built with adults in mind. Join hundreds of young professionals on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to relive your favorite day of elementary school… at a whole new level. We’ll have classic games with an adult twist! Expect sack races, tug-of-war, an obstacle course, and get ready for a few surprises! In case that’s not enough to look forward to, we will have food trucks, a bar, and a Field Day market with samples & swag for you and your team. $45+

JUL

28

Sat

2018 DC Main Streets Summit, 8:30am-3pm at DC Housing Finance Agency (815 Florida Avenue NW). DC Main Streets will host its second annual summit to provide advanced training for Main Street executive directors, board members, staff, and volunteers. The Summit will provide interactive workshops to foster new skills and ideas that can be effectively applied to strengthen your Main Street. Keynote speakers include Dionne Baux, Director of Urban Programs at the National Main Street Center, Alex Padro (Shaw Main Streets), Theresa Cameron (Van Ness Main Street), Anwar Saleem (H Street Main Street), Wendell Quann (Destination Congress Heights), and Kyle Todd (Rhode Island Avenue Main Street) . FREE

JUL

28

Sat

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Georgetown 89th Birthday Guided Walking Tour, 5:30-7:45pm at Meet at Le Pain Quotidien (2815 M Street Northwest). July 28 is First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s 89th birthday (1929). Join us for a guided walking tour through Georgetown to see several of the most interesting places connected to Jackie - before, during and after her White House years. $7

Friday, July 27, 2018

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27

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: Casablanca, sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

JUL

27

Fri

Jazz in the Garden: Incendio, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Incendio (Instrumental world guitar) 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

JUL

27

Fri

DC Swim Week 2018 - Resort Collection Show, 6:30-11:30pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). On July 27, 16 plus designers from Washington, D.C. and all around the world will unveil their Spring/Summer 2019 Collections in Swimwear, Activewear, Lingerie and Accessories at the Resort Collection Show. $49+

JUL

27

Fri

Camp Newseum Nights, 8-10:30pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Spend the night playing all of the best games with DC Fray, singing-a-long with Jeff From Accounting, and making friendship bracelets with your fellow campers. Don’t forget the delicious snacks and counselor-approved signature cocktails. Spots will fill up fast so grab your whole bunk and join us at Camp Newseum Nights this summer! $60

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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26

Thu

Muriel Bowser's Birthday Bash, 6-8pm at Ivy City SmokeHouse Tavern & Market (1356 Okie Street NE). Join us for Muriel Bowser’s Birthday Bash!! FREE

JUL

26

Thu

Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom: Reception, ??? at ??? (???). USCIRF hosts reception for attendees to Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom July 25; invites civil society members to #StateDept/#USAID workshop on applying for grants July 26. Learn more at http://www.uscirf.gov ​; RSVP to workshop at [email protected] FREE

JUL

26

Thu

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Coco, 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

JUL

26

Thu

DC Swim Week 2018 - Summer Showroom Pop UP, 5:30-10:30pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). The DC Swim Week (DCSW) is a yearly boutique environmentally friendly swimwear fashion show where hand-selected elite local and international designers gather to network, collaborate, and introduce their innovative and sophisticated designs. The event hosts top fashion designers from all over the world who share and gain insights on the global trends and technology in the swimwear fashion industry. $12+

JUL

26

Thu

North Korea: Now What?, 4:30-6:30pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street NW). Stanford University experts on the challenges ahead. Panelists: Scott Sagan: FSI senior fellow and international security expert, Gi-Wook Shin: FSI senior fellow and director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Kathleen Stephens: William J. Perry Fellow and former US ambassador to South Korea. Light reception with discussion following. FREE

JUL

26

Thu

Veterans in Global Leadership 2018 Summit Reception, 6-8pm at Healey Family Student Center (Tondorf Road, Georgetown Univerity). Please join us to welcome the new class of 2018 Veteran in Global Leadership Fellows. This year's 4-Day Leadership Summit will be held at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, and we invite you to attend the opening reception. Keynote Address by: Secretary Ray Mabus, Founding Principal, and CEO at The Mabus Group FREE

JUL

26

Thu

WILL RAWLS, CURSOR (2018), 3-4pm at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW ). Cursor muses on the computer cursor as a kind of body, describing the graphic as a “protagonist and expectant messenger,” with dance, writing, voice, and objects. As a choreographer, writer, and performer, Rawls frequently explores ideas of dance and blackness, ambiguity and abstraction. This performance is part of Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?, the Museum’s first live performance exhibition, presenting the newest generation of American artists who blend the avant-garde legacy of performance art with pop culture. FREE

JUL

26

Thu

Greenspaces for DC Annual "Meet + Greet" Event, 5:30-7:30pm at Earth Conservation Corps (1520 First Street SE). Annual “Meet + Greet” to celebrate DC’s public parks, gardens and green spaces and the volunteer groups that advocate for them. Parks and other green spaces are essential to the health of our communities. They provide a place to meet neighbors, breathe fresh air, exercise, walk the dog, play with the kids and get a mental break from the urban hustle and bustle. FREE

JUL

26

Thu

20 Years of Coping with COPPA, 9:15-11:15am at District Architecture Center (421 7th Street NW). 20th anniversary of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which governs the collection and use of information from, or about, children age 13 or under. While Congress has not revisited COPPA, the Federal Trade Commission significantly expanded the scope of the COPPA rule in 2013. Last October, the FTC issued an “Enforcement Policy Statement Regarding the Applicability of the COPPA Rule to the Collection and Use of Voice Recording.” What real-world effect have these changes had on the market for children’s content online? FREE

JUL

26

Thu

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND THE TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION FUND, 8am-11:30am at GSA Headquarters (1800 F St NW Room 1420). The Technology Modernization Board and the GSA Technology Modernization Fund Program Management Office are hosting a hands-on event for Federal IT practitioners on Thursday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the GSA Central Office Conference Center in Washington, D.C. FREE

JUL

26

Thu

Turning Global Gains Into Local Successes in the Digital Economy, 11:30am-1:30pm at National Union Building (918 F Street NW). Featuring Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman, House Small Business Committee. Many Americans have expressed feeling “left behind” by the changing global economy. But more widespread access to internet and evolving business norms mean enhanced opportunities for Americans who reside outside of major metropolitan areas or industry hubs. There has never been a better time for consumers, who can purchase goods and access new experiences with more convenience and affordability than ever before. Entrepreneurs can bypass old obstacles, accessing a global market with a single click. And professionals can find new resources, networks, and platforms for their ideas every day online. How can Americans fully take advantage of this new system, and how can private-public sector collaboration maximize opportunities for average citizens? FREE

JUL

26

Thu

Building the Basics, 6-9pm at Steadfast Supply (300 Tingey Street SE #140). For this session of DM202Live, we will be taking it back to the beginning and talking about building the basics. As creatives and businesses in general, there are three tools that you need to get started when building. We are going to talk about building a website, building a contract and building a media kit. With these three things you can tell your story, protect yourself and sell your brand or product. $100

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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25

Wed

Reception and Q&A with Howie Southworth, Author of "Chinese Street Food", 5:30-7pm at Gelman Library, National Churchill Library Center (2130 H St NW). The GW Confucius Institute will host food author, Howie Southworth, for a Q&A about his new book, "Chinese Street Food: Small Bites, Classic Recipes and Harrowing Tales Across the Middle Kingdom." FREE

JUL

25

Wed

Pennsylvania State Society of Washington, DC Summer Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at American Trucking Association Rooftop (430 First Street, SE). You're invited! Do not miss the #Pennsylvania State Society of Washington, DC Summer Reception which will be held on the rooftop of the American Trucking Association building. Please be sure to RSVP by July 23, 2018 to [email protected] FREE

JUL

25

Wed

An Evening with Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General of SFI & Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Ireland (2234 Massachusetts Avenue NW). what changes lie ahead over the next decade, as Ireland contends with the fallout from Brexit and shifting attitudes to globalisation? How is Ireland placed to deal with and capitalise on breakthroughs in new fields like artificial intelligence, big data and genetics? And how can the State, through SFI, ensure the country remains at the technological frontier, with a public that is scientifically informed and engaged? The interview with Professor Ferguson, a leading expert on innovation and R&D systems, will be followed by a networking reception. While of particular interest to researchers and scientists, the event is framed to be of wider appeal and open to all IN DC and Wild Geesemembers. FREE with RSVP

JUL

25

Wed

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Public Hearing on Transforming 809-813 Kennedy St. NW into Senior Housing, 6-7:30pm at DC Department of Housing and Community Development (1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE). The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is holding a public hearing on a property sale that will transform 809-813 Kennedy Street, NW in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of Ward 4 into affordable housing for seniors. The public hearing will ensure that citizens are informed about the property sale and have the chance to publicly present their views. FREE

JUL

25

Wed

HAPPIEST of HOURS: Spiked Snow Cones, 6-8pm at BUREAU (1800 Wyoming Avenue NW). HAPPIEST of HOURS is BUREAU's monthly happy hour, with custom cocktails and spiked snow cones designed by True Syrups & Garnishes. As always, HoH is OPEN BAR and open to the public (that means you, boys) for only $15 (Members get in free, obvi.). $15

JUL

25

Wed

Sing-Along: Nocturnal, 7-9:30pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). A People's Choir DC is a casual sing-along. It isn't a performance; it's a group effort. We play the actual songs (not the karaoke version, without the vocals), with lyrics on the music videos, and you can stand around or sit or dance...and sing. FREE

JUL

25

Wed

Fun House Late Night, 6-9pm at National Building Museum (401 F Street NW). Experience Fun House and the National Building Museum after-hours with music, food, and drinks. $25

JUL

25

Wed

How Countries Are Preparing for the Global AI Race, 1-2:30pm at Center for Data Innovation (1101 K Street NW, Suite 610). Artificial intelligence (AI) stands to have a significant impact on the global economy as organizations use the technology to automate processes and deliver higher-quality services. Like the introduction of other major technologies, from electricity to the Internet, the mass adoption of AI has the opportunity to create new economic winners and losers in the global economy. Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on the various strategies countries are using to promote the development and adoption of AI. FREE

JUL

25

Wed

J-Film: Number 16 - The Tetsuharu Kawakami Story, 6:30-8pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). In conjunction with the JICC’s exhibition, A New League: Shared Pastimes and the Story of U.S.-Japan Baseball, the JICC is excited to present an exclusive and special screening of this film about the life of Tetsuharu "Tetsuji" Kawakami, one of the great stars of Japanese baseball in the postwar era. FREE

JUL

25

Wed

Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story, 6:30-9pm at Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street SE). In 1955 when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history and challenge their own perceptions sixty years later. FREE

JUL

25

Wed

YPFP July Happy Hour, 6:30-8:30pm at Hawthorne - U Street (1336 U St NW). Come enjoy an evening with YPFP at Hawthorne! There will be plenty of time to share ideas and make new friends as you enjoy Hawthorne's rooftop and drinks. This event is open to both YPFP members and non-members. Members will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about joining YPFP. FREE

JUL

25

Wed

Taste of Titanic, 7-10pm at National Geographic Museum (1145 17th St NW). Sample from the actual menu aboard the Titanic, from the haute cuisine served in the first-class dining room to the hearty fare in the third-class saloon. The event also features signature cocktails, live music, and exclusive access to National Geographic Museum’s “Titanic: The Untold Story” exhibition. $50 with promo code: BYT

JUL

25

Wed

Combating the Opioid Epidemic: Finding Alternatives in Pain Management, 12-1:30pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400). Opioid-related fatalities have reached epidemic levels in the United States. According to the latest data, more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths were recorded in 2016, a 22-percent increase over the previous year, with two-thirds of these deaths the result of opioids. While politicians, public health officials, and law enforcement seek solutions to stem the catastrophic increase in overdose deaths, the struggle to gain the upper hand is ongoing. FREE

JUL

25

Wed

Diversity in Advocacy: A Panel Discussion to Advance the Workplace, 12:30-1:30pm at Express Scripts (300 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Suite 600). The Grassroots Professional Network (GPN) and the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) are teaming up with Philips to host a panel discussion on how to positively educate, impact and change the pipeline of diversity in the government affairs industry. Lunch will be provided. FREE

JUL

25

Wed

Artist Talks featuring Mills Brown and Veronica Szalus, 6:30-8pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Ct NW). Join us for artist talks with our July exhibiting artists Mills Brown and Veronica Szalus. Artists will discuss their work and creative process, followed by audience Q&A. FREE

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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24

Tue

Celebrate Invention 2018, 5:30-7pm at American Association for the Advancement of Science (1200 New York Ave NW). Please join us for a special program on Tuesday, July 24th at 5:30 pm at the AAAS Auditorium to meet inventors driving advancements in accessibility, security, healthcare delivery, and sustainability, hear their personal stories, and learn how their inventions are solving global challenges, strengthening economies, and fostering innovation around the world. A reception will follow at 7:00 pm. FREE

JUL

24

Tue

ANC Commissioner Training, 7-9pm (1440 G St NW, 8th floor). Come to our workshop and determine if this is the right opportunity for you. Demystify what local elected leadership is like and get answers from experienced commissioners. We'll discuss best practices for running a campaign and get you the tools you need before the petition deadline in August. FREE

JUL

24

Tue

College to Congress Congressional Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Ways and Means Committee Room, Longworth House Office Building (9 Independence Ave SE). Please join us and our Honorary Co-Chairs: Hon. Maggie Hassan , Hon. Tim Scott, Hon. Steny Hoyer, and Hon. Fred Upton with the Entertainment Software Association as we celebrate congress and congressional interns. FREE

JUL

24

Tue

SCREENING: Diary of a Chambermaid by Luis Buñuel, 7-9pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). This wicked adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel is classic Luis Buñuel. Celestine (Jeanne Moreau), a beautiful Parisian domestic, who upon arrival at her new job at an provincial estate in 1930s France, entrenches herself in sexual hypocrisy and scandal with her philandering employer, Buñuel (Michel Piccoli). Filmed in luxurious black-and-white Franscope, Diary of a Chambermaid is a raw-edged tangle of fetishism and murder and a scathing look at the burgeoning French fascism of the era. FREE

JUL

24

Tue

Humentum Annual Conference Learning Meet Up, 3-7pm at Humentum DC Office (1120 20th St NW, Suite 520S). This year we will be running a pre-conference 2.5-hour workshop on 'Digital Learning Trends’ hosted by Chris Pirie, Humentum Board member and General Manager for Global Readiness at Microsoft. We would welcome you to come and hang out and talk about the present and future of (digital) learning. FREE

JUL

24

Tue

Briefing: The Struggle for the Eradication of Slavery in the Sahel, 9:30-11am at Cannon House Office Building (27 Independence Ave SE). On 24 July 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, will host a briefing on the issue of mdoern-day slavery in the Sahel. The event will bring together researchers and academics familiar with the struggle for the eradication of slavery, as well as representatives from communities in the Sahel who are affected by forms of present-day slavery to discuss the best way to achieve the full realization of human rights in the region. Participants will discuss ways in which slavery is embedded into the culture of many of these communities, and the response generated by the media coverage of the slave trade in Libya. FREE

JUL

24

Tue

Salute to the Air Force Legislative Liaisons, 5-7pm at Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). The Nation's Capital Chapter of the Air Force Association requests the pleasure of your company at a reception to salute the Air Force Legislative Liaisons: SAF/LL, SAF/FMBL, AF/REI, and NGB-LL FREE for Active Duty Military & Current DOD Employees, Reserves, and Guard

JUL

24

Tue

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Annual Conference, July 24-26 at Washington Marriott Georgetown (1221 22nd Street Northwest). Please join us for our annual conference this summer, which will be held July 24-26, 2018 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown hotel. If you require a hotel room, you can book one here. The agenda is available on our website. Varies

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Mon

17th Annual Human Rights on the Hill Week, Mon-Fri at University of the District of Columbia DC School of Law (4340 Connecticut Ave NW). The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clark School of Law International Humans & Peoples’ Rights Law Program hosts – Human Rights on the Hill – in collaboration with the Hawaii Institute for Human Rights and Four Freedoms Forum. The summer seminar will focus on important international human rights instruments. We will cover from ratification to realization in the lives of all Americans and citizens around the world. Please contact for more information: Joshua Cooper - Hawaii Institute [email protected] FREE

JUL

23

Mon

Global Leaders Forum: Rini Soemarno, Minister for State-Owned Enterprises of Indonesia, 4-5pm at CSIS Headquarters (1616 Rhode Island Ave NW). On July 23, Minister for State-Owned Enterprises of Indonesia, Rini Soemarno will discuss US-Indonesia economic relations and the role of SOEs in achieving Indonesia's objectives. A public reception will follow. FREE

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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22

Sun

5th Annual Brewers on the Block, 6-9pm at Union Market (1309 5th Street NE). Join Buffalo & Bergen & Suburbia on August 25th as we host 20+ local and visiting breweries, meaderies, & cideries at Union Market! $44+

JUL

22

Sun

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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21

Sat

RoopKotha Photo Exhibit Reception, 7-9pm at The DC Center for the LGBT Community (2000 14th Street, Suite 105). The vibrant and powerful photo exhibit showcases various photographers. You will meet Rasel Ahmed, representative of the collection, during the reception and talk with him about the photojournalists’ work. We will be serving light fare, wine, beer and non alcoholic beverages. FREE

JUL

21

Sat

2018 Lotus and Lily Festival, 10am at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens (1550 Anacostia Ave NE). Join us at the only national park dedicated to growing aquatic plants for fun FREE activities for the whole family.
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JUL

21

Sat

Jollof Rice Cooking Class with Food Blogger Chisom Omabu, 12:30-3:30pm at HI Washington DC Hostel (1009 11th Street NW). Join Nigerian food blogger and cultural ambassador Chisom Ann Omabu for a fun Jollof rice cooking class as she shares her Nigerian cultural heritage and cooking secrets. Hosted by Hostelling International DC, a non profit organization that strives to promote travel and intercultural exchange, the class also aims to raise awareness about the cultural roots of jollof rice. $13

JUL

21

Sat

All Members Exhibition: First Reception, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street NW). Is art without a message still art? Better yet, isn’t the message of art what you make it? What you see, what you feel, what you think. FREE

JUL

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Film: "American Experience: Alexander Hamilton", 2:30pm at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum (701 21st Street, NW). One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor, and arrogance. His life and career were marked by a stunning rise to power, scandal, and tragedy. But his contributions survive. As Secretary of the Treasury during the tumultuous early years of the republic, Hamilton led the transformation of the young country into an industrial powerhouse. (PBS, 2007, 120 minutes.). Stop in the museum's Woodhull House galleries before the film to see the exhibition Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton. FREE

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Five More Minutes: Part 1 – Closing Reception, 5-8pm at Susan Calloway Fine Arts (1643 Wisconsin Ave NW). Come out for the closing reception of Katie Pumphrey's second solo show at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, featuring all new work. Food and Drink will be provided and you will have an opportunity to meet the artist. FREE

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Fri

Bipartisan Senate Chiefs of Staff Strategy Session, 11am at Capitol Visitor Center (Room SVC-215, First St NE). Roundtable then pizza reception after FREE

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20

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

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Fri

Jazz in the Garden: Dave Chappell, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Dave Chappell (Blues guitar) 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

JUL

20

Fri

Inside (U.S.-Japan) Baseball: Stories from the Dugout, 6:30-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). To celebrate the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. and in conjunction with our new exhibition, A New League: Shared Pastimes and the Story of U.S.-Japan Baseball, the JICC is excited to present a special event to celebrate and learn about how the game of baseball has forged and fostered bonds between the U.S. and Japan. FREE

JUL

20

Fri

Pop & Latin Songs by Chris Urquiaga, and Exhibition Opening, 8pm at Dupont Underground (1500 19th Street NW ). Join us for a musical performance and exhibition opening, all on one night! The Corcoran School of Art & Design presents eye-opening video artwork from alumni, meant to challenge the way we understand visual clarity. Special musical guest, Chris Urquiaga will fill the underground with lively original latin pop music. $12

JUL

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Fri

Civil Rights and Civic Education, 8:30-10am at The Raben Group, LLC (1341 G Street Northwest). In honor of the 50th anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s election to Congress, the first Black woman to do so, we’ll explore why participating in elections is vital to our democracy, the importance of the upcoming mid-terms, and the impact of women candidates nationwide. FREE

JUL

20

Fri

Art Exhibit Opening with Music by Lewis & Keys, 7-9:30pm at Gallery O on H (1354 H St NE). Art Exhibit Opening reception at Gallery O on H featuring the works of Cathy Abramson. The Lewis Keys duo will perform "Neo Lounge Grooves" during the reception. FREE

JUL

20

Fri

Withdrawal from the JCPOA: Options for the Trump Administration?, 10am-Noon at Dirksen Senate Office Building (50 Constitution Ave NE, Room 562). Please join us on Friday July 20th from 10am - noon to discuss Iran, U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA and what it means for American national interests. FREE

JUL

20

Fri

BWCA, CBA, and SBLSC Present the "Committee Life Panel", 2:30-3:30pm at U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 203-02Join the Black Women's Congressional Alliance, the Congressional Black Associates, and the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus to learn about how committees work, develop a legislative proposal and get hired. FREE

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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A More Dynamic Economy: How To Transform Our Analogue Economy With 21st Century Solutions, July 19-21st at Dirksen Senate Building (50 Constitution Ave NE, and the 3M Innovation Center on 1425 K St NW #300). It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Annual Conference: A More Dynamic Economy. How To Transform Our Analogue Economy With 21st Century Solutions. We convene July 19-21, 2018 in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. $300

JUL

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Thu

Life Strategies for Dreaming Big, 6:30-9:30pm at FTI Consulting (555 12th Street NW, Suite 700). Join us for a conversation about dreaming big and what it will take to accomplish your most audacious goals. We’re going to tackle the reality of dealing with setbacks & rejection, work-life balance and authenticity [or confidence] as we build our professional careers and personal lives. If you’re looking for rose-y conversation, this isn’t it! If you’re looking for tangible guidance on the skills, mindset and actions necessary to achieve your dreams, join us for some “real-talk”. FREE

JUL

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Thu

IN-DC (Irish Network) July Social, 6:30-8:30pm at Beuchert's Saloon (623 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast). Come join us for the first time at Beuchert's Saloon a block from Eastern Market Metro (Orange, Blue, and Silver lines). Teelings Whiskey Co. will be joining us for the evening and Beuchert's Saloon will serve a special IN-DC cocktail and a la carte menu available for purchase. This is a great opportunity to bring any friends who may be interested in joining IN-DC as they can meet other members and get a feel for what IN-DC is all about. FREE

JUL

19

Thu

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: The Greatest Showman, 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

JUL

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Thu

Brew at the Zoo, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). Enjoy great times and great brews with unlimited beer tastings from more than 70 breweries, exotic animal encounters, live music and entertainment, and fare from popular food trucks—it's a unique after-hours Zoo experience. $50+ (Sold Out)food

JUL

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Thu

Summer Rooftop Fundraiser, 4-10pm at The Rooftop at the Embassy Row (2015 Massachusetts Ave NW). Come sit poolside with the Hillyer team and check out the panoramic view of DC! Can you think of a better way to end the day? Dip your feet in the pool while sipping on your favorite drink with friends. $2 from every Corona and Corona Lite, and $1 from every wine, regular cocktail, draft beer, and bar bite will be donated to Hillyer! Come for a live DJ, DIY button-making activity, raffle, and more—or simply take in the beautiful view from a cabana as the sun sets over the city—all while helping to support Hillyer's free public programs and exhibitions! FREE

JUL

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Thu

Nat Geo Nights: Stories From the World, 5:30-8pm at National Geographic (1600 M Street NW). Hear from some of the inspiring new voices at National Geographic: the 2017-18 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows just back from a year spent in field. Learn about the endangered seabirds of New Zealand with Abby McBride, the aquatic insect world of glacial Chile with Isaí Madriz, children refugees who fled the Spanish Civil War in 1937 with Destry Sibley, the story of religious identity in Kyrgyzstan with Toby Cox, and Taiwan’s vibrant culture of sustainability with Lilly Sedaghat. $15 (Use code NGHAPPYHOUR for 25% off)

JUL

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Thu

SYNERGY FY19 Exhibit - Closing Reception, 6-8pm at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (200 I Street SE). SYNERGY features visual arts applicants for the FY19 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) general support grant. On display are pieces submitted by the artists that represent their individual style and body of work. This exhibition allows grant review panelists an opportunity to evaluate the applicants' works in a gallery setting, while at the same time showcasing the broad scope of the District's dynamic art scene to the public. FREE

JUL

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Thu

Take Five! Michael Thomas Quintet Pays Tribute to Lee Morgan, 5-7pm at American Art Museum (Kogod Courtyard) (F St NW & 8th St NW). Relax and Take 5! with free, live jazz in the Kogod Courtyard. Stop by the Courtyard Café for refreshments. For added fun, borrow a board game to play during the concert. FREE

JUL

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Thu

EWG 2018-2019 Officer Swearing-In Ceremony, 4:30-6:30pm at Dacor Bacon House (1801 F St NW ). Executive Women in Government (EWG) was founded in 1973 by the Honorable Barbara Franklin and other high-ranking government Women as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of Federal Government women executives. Members prepare, promote, and support women for senior leadership positions in the Federal Government and the military through networking, shared knowledge and experience, and mentoring. FREE

JUL

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Thu

Random Playlist: Featuring Alex Oliva, 7-9pm at Washington Project for the Arts (2124 8th Street NW). Join us again this week for drinks, casual conversation, and the second presentation of RANDOM PLAYLIST. Writer and cultural producer Alex Oliva has put together a study of collective movement throughout the animal kingdom, with a focus on synchronization, choreography, mobs, crowds, and flocks. FREE

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Wed

Hot Topics in Public Policy: The Second Space Age, 5:30-7:30pm at Barnes & Thornburg LLP (1717 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest #500). Last June, the revival of the National Space Council signaled the U.S. Government’s renewed focus on space. From protecting U.S. national security assets, to paving the way for commercial space companies to return humans to the moon and beyond, policymakers are paying more attention to space today than at any time since the end of the Cold War. The politics, policies, and players defining the Second Space Age distinguish it significantly from the First Space Age. How has increased interest in space impacted U.S. Government policy and the commercial space industry? What are the major differences between the First and Second Space Ages, and how will these differences impact the future of space? FREE

JUL

18

Wed

DC Residency Lecture Series: The Chinese Dream & What It Means to the World, 3:45-5:15pm at The Graduate School of Political Management (805 21st Street NW, Room 309). Join our panel of experts to discuss how the rest of the world is preparing for a strengthening China and what should be done to protect existing political, economic, and societal institutions and norms. Speakers: Dr. David Woo, Head of Global Interest Rates and Currencies Research, Bank of America. Honorable Tim Groser, New Zealand Ambassador to the United States FREE

JUL

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Wed

Opening Reception: Prints by Elle Freidberg, 6-8pm at cove Dupont (1666 Connecticut Avenue NW). Freidberg is a printmaker inspired by nature and organic forms. In recent work, she explores pattern and color through multi-media prints and installations. She received her B.A. as a double major in studio art and chemistry from Wellesley College. Friedberg’s work has been shown in group exhibitions nationally. Friedberg lives in Washington, D.C. and is currently the Keyholder Artist in Residence at Pyramid Atlantic and the Conservation Intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. FREE

JUL

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Wed

Launch Reception! Makers In The Mansion at Woodlawn, 5:30-8pm at Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309). Join us for our Launch Reception on Wednesday, July 18th at 5:30 PM - see the exhibit inside our historic mansion and talk with the artists themselves! Featuring works by Cherry T Cooley, Nicole Crowder, Morgan Davis, Njena Surae Jarvis, Sandy Barrett Hassan, Antonio McAfee and Hadiya Williams. FREE

JUL

18

Wed

The LIBRE Initiative - What's Next for DACA: A Path to Certainty & Security, 12-2pm at Florida House on Capitol Hill (1 2nd Street Northeast). The LIBRE Initiative to host members of Congress, immigration experts, and community leaders for a panel discussion in Washington D.C. The panel event will aim to bring several voices together in a highly informative and interactive discussion highlighting current legislative efforts in Congress, upcoming points of inflection for the program, and feasible goals for permanent solutions. Join the conversation! FREE

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Official Amazon Prime Day!

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Tue

2018 SILVER GAVEL AWARDS PRESENTATION, 5:15-7:30pm at The National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW). The American Bar Association has presented these awards since 1958 to recognize products in media and the arts published or presented during the preceding year that are exemplary in fostering the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system. Eligible categories include books, newspapers, magazines, commentary, documentaries, drama and literature, radio, television, and multimedia. FREE

JUL

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Tue

Georgia State Society Summer Reception, 6pm at Longworth House Office Building (9 Independence Ave SE). Join the Georgia State Society on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. for our summer reception and annual business meeting in the House Ag Committee Room. Come enjoy drinks and light appetizers with your fellow Georgians as we vote to elect the new GSS Board for the coming year. FREE

JUL

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Tue

Target Family Night: Soapbox Nation Initiative, 6pm at Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center (2700 F Street, NW). The top students from Mikva Challenge’s Soapbox Nation Initiative will get up on their soapbox and deliver moving speeches about the issues affecting them and their communities. Calling their peers and adults to action on a variety of pressing issues, these powerful students will inspire and inform! FREE

JUL

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Tue

Film & Beer Series: Elementary School, 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

JUL

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Tue

Working In Washington: Starting and Navigating a Career in DC, 6-7:30pm at Duquès Hall (2201 G Street Northwest, Room 359). Join GW's Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) for a panel discussion around how to launch and advance a career in Washington, D.C. We will host a panel of highly successful alumni to hear about how they got their start in politics and communications, how GSPM accelerated their careers, and how they built a robust professional network. FREE

JUL

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Tue

Tavor, Charlie Marie, Hannah Jaye & the Hideaways, 7:30-10:30pm at Smith Public Trust (3514 12th St NE). Smith Public Trust welcomes Talya Tavor, Charlie Marie, and Hannah Jaye & the Hideaways! Presented by TJO Presents. Doors @ 7:30 PM. Music from 8:30-10:30 PM. No cover, but please bring tips to support the bands. FREE

JUL

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Tue

One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey Book Club - Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 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

JUL

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Tue

BLM DC Open House, 6:30-8:30pm at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ (3845 S Capitol St SW). Come out to learn about our work and how you can get involved! FREE food, childcare, and ASL Interpretation will be provided. To help offset the cost of food and childcare we happily welcome your donations! Helping is easy, just bring your donation with you. Thanks in advance! Limited Edition Black Lives Matter T-Shirts will be on hand for $20 each (cash preferred). FREE

Monday, July 16, 2018

Amazon Prime Day Begins at 3pm ET (ends Tuesday July 17th)!

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Mon

Opening Reception for Beyond Practice: Watercolors by David Cox, FAIA, 6:30-8pm at District Architecture Center (421 7th Street, NW). David Cox, FAIA is a Founding Principal of cox graae + spack architects and recipient of the 2009 Centennial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Chapter. Early in his education, in Louis Kahn’s University of Pennsylvania Master Class, David developed an interest in watercolor painting as a form of design representation and artistic expression. In retirement, he now devotes his time and energy to expanding his vast watercolor skill set and exploring opportunities to document the beauty that he encounters daily. FREE

JUL

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Mon

Embassy of Uzbekistan, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Uzbekistan (1746 Massachusetts Ave NW). Join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC as His Excellency Javlon Vahabov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan, hosts Council guests, and discusses the present changes in the country and its ties to the United States. Enjoy Uzbek food and drink as well! $20+ (Ticketing Closed)

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Mon

Securing Critical Infrastructure via Cybersecurity, 12-5pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, Murrow Room). Our critical infrastructure is the area that is most vulnerable to attacks, not just by physical attacks but also by keyboards. This event was put together to spark a discussion about more effectively strengthening cybersecurity and data protection from policy to technology, even in abstract ways. This is a great forum to exchange ideas and to network. We are bringing cyber and critical infrastructure professionals from many industries such as banking, health, finance, energy, transportation, nuclear, insurance, legal, and academia (both private and public sectors). $30+

JUL

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Mon

Special Guest Speaker-49th Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, 11am-12:30pm at United States Institute of Peace (2301 Constitution Avenue NW). An exclusive interview with Ret. General, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, Salih Zeki Colak, President of the Global Policy Institute, Paolo von Schirach , and distinguished Fellow and Chairman Emeritus at the Stimson Center, Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield. 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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Sun

Rooftop Recording Pool Party, 12-4pm at DNV Rooftop (1155 14th St NW). We're taking our recording booth to the District's best rooftop pool party at the DNV Donovan. This party has everything. You can brunch, swim, lounge, drink, and record in the DC Diary recording booth. $10 at the door

JUL

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Sun

Hamlin St. Diner Presents: Lula Wiles, 6:30-9pm at Hamlin Street Diner (Contact organizer for location). Very much looking forward to welcoming acclaimed trio Lula Wiles to our abode on Sunday, July 15. They draw from the deep wells of traditional old-time music, classic country, and contemporary indie-folk-rock songwriting and arranging to create a sound all their own. We're excited to partner once again with the fine local label Free Dirt Records & Service Co. for the night. *Note the earlier start time because it's a Sunday* $10 suggested donation

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Sun

The HeART Gallery DC, 5-8pm at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street NE). The HeART Gallery is coming to D.C. July 15th. It's Going to be a PowerFull showcase of some of the top artist, musicians, poets, and Entrepreneurs around. Contact us if you're interested in performing, sponsoring, or showcasing your art or business. $8

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Sun

JAZZ IN THE BASEMENT WITH ALLYN JOHNSON, 2pm at GOETHE-INSTITUT WASHINGTON (1990 K Street NW, Suite 03 (Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)). The DC Public Library and the Goethe-Institut Washington present a continuation of the Sunday jazz series which took place at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library until it closed for renovations in Spring 2017. For June, Jazz in the Basement features native Washingtonian Allyn Johnson, a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn serves as the director of the Jazz Studies program at the University of the District of Columbia and is one of the most influential figures in the Washington, DC jazz scene. Allyn will be joined by Nasar Abadey on drums, Romier Mendez on bass, and Vaughn Ambrose on saxophone. FREE

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Sat

"The Road Ahead" Opening Reception, 4-6pm at Art Enables (2204 Rhode Island Ave NE). Join Art Enables in welcoming the traveling exhibition, The Road Ahead, as it makes it's 2018 mid-atlantic premiere! The Road Ahead is a national traveling exhibit organized by Sophie's Gallery (California) featuring work by 24 individual artists from programs similar to Art Enables. AE artists Michael Haynes, Michael Schaff, Michael Knox, and Helen Lewis have work on display alongside artists from all over the country. A free reception with complimentary snacks and wine will be held. FREE

JUL

14

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Opening Reception | E15: A Body to Follow, 6-8pm at Transformer (1404 P St NW). Transformer is proud to present A Body to Follow – the culminating exhibition of our 15th Annual Exercises for Emerging Artists Program – E15: FIBERS, featuring artists Aliana Grace Bailey, Rachel Schechtman, Dulcina Abreu, and Alanna Reeves. FREE

JUL

14

Sat

42nd Annual COWPIE, 6:30pm-Midnight at Eastern Market North Hall Building (225 7th St SE). COWPIE, a shortened moniker for Committee of Wyoming People in the East, is held in Washington, D.C. during the opening weekend of Cheyenne Frontier Days. For those who don’t know, Cheyenne, Wyoming is home to the largest rodeo in North America – the “Daddy of ’em All.”® Festivities include everything from bull riding to nightly boot scoot’n concerts. $40+

JUL

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Argentina Heritage Polo Tournament, 2-8pm at Muldoon Fields at Summerhill Polo (18911 Beallesville Road, Poolesvile, Maryland 20837). The Argentina Heritage Polo Tournament is the biggest polo event in the area designed to help raise funds and awareness for the largest pediatric hospital in Argentina, the Garrahan Hospital. FREE

Friday, July 13, 2018

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13

Fri

Improv Pop-Up Presents: It's Called Comedy, Look It Up, 8-9:30pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Avenue NW). mprov Pop-Up is bringing together some of your favorite DC improv comedy teams for one amazing night. Grab a drink at the bar downstairs, then head upstairs for the latest installation of the Improv Pop-Up! Seating is limited, so please purchase your ticket early. $10

JUL

13

Fri

Dialogue of American Foreign Policy and World Affairs: Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Walter Russell Mead, 1-1:45pm at Hudson Institute (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400). On July 13, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will offer remarks on U.S. intelligence community (IC) transformation efforts and the possible impact of Russian cyber influence on the U.S. midterm elections in November. Director Coats will then join Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead for an extended discussion on global and regional threats, including cybersecurity, the challenges of Russia and a rising China, prospects for the denuclearization of North Korea, counterterrorism, and other concerns facing American policymakers today and in the years ahead. FREE

JUL

13

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: Coco, sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

JUL

13

Fri

Jazz in the Garden: The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join The Funky Dawgz Brass Band (Funk and hip-hop) 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

JUL

13

Fri

SAAM & BYT Present: Unseensters, 8:30-12pm at Smithsonian American Art Museum (800 G St NW). Featuring exclusive, after hours, tourist-free access to the new exhibition Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen. Ticket includes open bar, featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon beer (in TRUE unseensters style) & specialty cocktails from some of the best bars in D.C., including: Bar Deco / Service Bar / Beuchert's Saloon. $50+

JUL

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Fri

Bastille Day DC 2018 - Celebrating Alsace, 6:30-10:30pm at Maison Francaise- Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). On Friday July 13th, start your trip to France by tasting a selection from the best local chefs', participate in our silent auction filled with wonderful items, and sip a glass of wine in the patio while listening to live music. $80+

JUL

13

Fri

LET ME BREAK YOU UP: AN ANTI-DATING GAME SHOW, 2 Shows at Black Cat (1811 14th St NW). Let's be honest, love doesn't exist, couples suck, and Valentine's Day is bullshit. Join your host Carly Ann Filbin in taking down THAT annoying couple. She'll test real life couples to see if their partnership even means anything (it doesn't). The couples with the least amount points will have to break-up because we all die alone and what's the point of anything really? $15

JUL

13

Fri

DC Bike Party's 6th Birthday Ride!, 7:30-11:30pm at Dupont Circle Fountain then Wunder Garten at NoMa6 YEARS OF US!! We're celebrating with a FRIDAY NIGHT ride and after party at Wunder Garten at NoMa. FREE

JUL

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Fri

A Midsummer Right’s Dream: DC’s Pro-Choice Prom at Rock & Roll Hotel, 8pm+ at Rock And Roll Hotel (1353 H St NE). Lady Parts Justice DC presents A Midsummer Right’s Dream - the District’s second-annual Pro-Choice Prom. Dust off your old prom dress, grab a date, bust out your best enchanted gear and run away with us for a night of live music, dancing, [drinking] and falling in love in the fairy bower. $18+

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Thu

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: A League of Their Own, 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

JUL

12

Thu

Jazz on Jackson Place: Bassist Adi Meyerson, 6:30pm at The White House Historical Association (748 Jackson Pl NW). The White House Historical Association is pleased to announce the 12th season of Jazz on Jackson Place. The series, presented by Burnett Thompson, regularly sells out and has become a must-see in the hot D.C. summer music scene. Ticketed admission includes entertainment, open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, tours of Decatur House, and a chance to win raffle prizes. Come and enjoy the sultry sounds of jazz surrounded by the ambiance of historic Washington, just steps from the White House. $37+

JUL

12

Thu

We The Creators: Non-Profits Changing the Game, 6:30pm at WeWork Apollo (810 7th Street NE). Join us as we highlight some of the innovative organizations that are changing the district and beyond. We will focus not only on what these amazing organizations are accomplishing but also how they are innovating, iterating, and breaking the mold. The event will be followed by cocktails and networking, as well as a chance to apply on site for WeWork's Creator Awards, a grant-giving initiative WeWork is hosting across the world for those looking to fund an interesting idea, business, or movement. FREE

JUL

12

Thu

Games that Unite: The Role of Sports in Diplomacy, 5:45-7:30pm at Hemisphere Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC with its expert panelists as we discuss both the historical and current impact of sports, and how they affect the relationships between countries. Panelists: Amb. Lino Gutierrez- Executive Director, Una Chapman Cox Foundation; former US Ambassador to Argentina (2003-2006), Nicaragua (1996-1999). FREE

JUL

12

Thu

YCW DC: Fifty Years of the United States and China with the Freeman Family, at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW). In 1969, then-foreign service officer Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. began Mandarin language training at the State Department, so beginning the Freeman family’s nearly fifty year history of closely shaping U.S.-China relations. Ambassador Freeman would go on to play a key role establishing and maintaining formal relations between the United States and the People’s Republic, serving as President Nixon’s interpreter in 1972 and then Chargé d'affaires and deputy chief of mission at the United States Embassy in Beijing from 1981 to 1984. Tickets can be purchased with the eventbrite link for $8. They are sold at cost and include entry, pizza and refreshments. $8

JUL

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Thu

Christian Zionism in America Seminar and Reception, 6-8:30pm at National Press Club - Holeman Lounge (529 14th Street NW). Amid shifting currents of opinion among American Christians about Israel, please join us July 12 at the National Press Club for a reception and discussion on Christian Zionism in America. Gerald McDermott of Beeson Divinity School and an ordained Anglican will discuss his new book Israel Matters: Why Christians Must Think Differently About the People and the Land. And Samuel Goldman of George Washington University will discuss his new book God's Country Christian Zionism in America. Both will discuss pro and anti-Israel trends in American Christianity. FREE

JUL

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Thu

MARIANA VALENCIA, ALBUM (2018), 7-8pm at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW ). In this new solo work, Valencia presents a powerful herstory of her own life through a choral surround of original songs, dances, and monologues. She is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award to Artists grantee (2018) and has performed around the globe. This performance is part of Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body?, the Museum’s first live performance exhibition, presenting the newest generation of American artists who blend the avant-garde legacy of performance art with pop culture. FREE

JUL

12

Thu

Former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Alfred H. Moses In Conversation with Senator Chris Van Hollen, 7pm+ at Sixth & I Synagogue (600 I St NW). In recognition of Moses’ work, President Clinton appointed him as his first ambassador to Romania (1994 – 1997), where Moses played a key role in helping Romania move from its Communist past to democracy and to establish a free economy. Moses is chairman of UN Watch, the author of several books, and has written articles for publications including The New York Times and The Washington Post. Moses also served as special counsel to President Carter (1980 – 1981) and special presidential envoy for the Cyprus conflict (1999 – 2001). $12

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Thu

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Let's Talk Housing: Assessing Needs for FY2019 Annual Action Plan, 6:30-8pm at Greater Washington Urban League (2901 14th Street NW). The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) receives federal funding for policies and programs in: (1) affordable housing; (2) special needs housing; (3) homelessness; (4) homeownership; and (5) community development and public service activities. Each fiscal year, it develops an "Action Plan" on the best uses of federal resources and as part of that process seeks public input. DHCD is now developing its Fiscal Year 2019 Action Plan and as a first step is holding a needs assessment hearing. FREE

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REMIX: Game On, 5:30-8:30pm at Portrait Gallery (Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard) (8th St NW & F St NW). Unwind after work with classic arcade sports, ballpark food and tours of amazing athletes in the exhibition Champions. FREE

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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11

Wed

Dutch Drinks DC, Bimonthly Happy Hour, 6-8pm at Lauriol Plaza (1835 18th St NW). Please join us - DC Dutch, the Netherlands Embassy, the Netherland-America Foundation, the Netherlands America Chamber of Commerce for the Washington Metro Area, BrettonWoodsNL, Dutch District Drinks, and the Baltimore-Rotterdam Sister City Committee - for our bimonthly happy hour at the roof terrace of Lauriol Plaza. FREE

JUL

11

Wed

Rooftop Summer Happy Hour, 6-8pm at Graham Hotel Rooftop (1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW). Please join the Armenian Assembly of America in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 6:00pm for the most anticipated networking event of the summer. FREE

JUN

11

Wed

Young Professionals Rooftop Reception, 6-9pm at CSF-DC's Penthouse Rooftop Terrace (1805 7th Street NW). Join College Success Foundation-District of Columbia and area young professionals and influencers for a special networking reception on our rooftop terrace. We'll be serving up bites from Half Smoke, summer-inspired beverages, and complimentary headshots from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. FREE

JUL

11

Wed

American Soybean Association & National Oilseed Processors Association: Soy Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Kennedy Caucus Room/SR-325 Russell Senate Office Building (2 Constitution Ave NE). FREE

JUL

11

Wed

Secret Garden Jazz Series, 5:30-9pm at Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW). Omni Shoreham Hotel welcomes and invites you to the first of our Secret Summer Garden Jazz series! This summer, join us for an evening of winding down in our secret garden. Enjoy melodies of Brazilian Jazz and Bossa Nova, and indulge in specially crafted libations and culinary delicacies. FREE

JUL

11

Wed

WeWork Labs DC Launch Party, 6-8:30pm at WeWork Navy Yard (80 M St SE). Join us on Wednesday, July 11 as we celebrate our official launch in the District with a thought-provoking panel discussion on DC as a hub of entrepreneurship in the US and how startup programs are enabling this dynamic startup ecosystem. Afterwards, you’ll have the chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs and members of the local startup community and tour the newest Labs space. FREE

JUL

11

Wed

Vintage Game Night, 5:30-8pm at President Woodrow Wilson House (2340 S St NW). The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. $15 ticket price includes entrance to the museum, 2 drink vouchers, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5 each. $15

JUL

11

Wed

CryptoParty, Washington D.C.: The Times Talks Data Protection, 6:30-9pm at The Mansion on O Street (2020 O Street NW). Raise a drink to locked-down data — and learn how reporters circumvent it — at our Washington CryptoParty. You’ll learn the basics of cybersecurity and how to protect your personal information, which has become a commodity product. Hear The Times’s senior director of information security Runa Sandvik, a hacker-turned-security expert, and national security reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who will discuss how he keeps his sources and himself safe when dealing with American spies, Russian cybercriminals and private companies. $25

JUL

11

Wed

TheHill Celebration: Evolution, 6:30pm+ at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (1301 Constitution Avenue NW). Join us as we celebrate the next phase of our evolution. With an evening full of cocktails, music and festive spirit among some of Washington’s brightest stars. Off the record, but one for the record books. FREE

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

JUL

10

Tue

DowntownDC Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz Present: Can I Kick It?, 7-10:30pm at Freedom Plaza (14th St). Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring CAN I KICK IT? - brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ. Each event features a classic (or cult contemporary classic) martial arts film that is scored with an original music soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. Bring your own seating. FREEoutdoors

JUL

10

Tue

Washington, DC Non-Obvious Idea Dinner (Bi-Annual), 6:30-9:30pm at Residence of the Portuguese Ambassador (2125 Kalorama Road NW). Imagine 60 accomplished leaders, drawn from the highest levels of business and finance, diplomacy and government, media and the arts, gathered to propose creative and 'Non-Obvious' solutions to various challenges (large and small) facing our world today. FREE

JUL

10

Tue

Tech Duels™ Developer Mixer | Compute Engine War: Puppet v. Ansible, 5-8pm at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Madison Building (600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Tech Duels will convene hundreds of engineers and developers across all areas of technology. Come for the tool stack learning and tech debates, stay for the high-fives and ultra-diverse networking. Food & Drinks Included! Learn more about your career development, recruiting and retaining diverse tech talent, and more. FREE

JUL

10

Tue

Finding Funding for Your Social Venture, 5:30-8:30pm at Alley Powered by Verizon (2055 L Street NW). In partnership with C5’s PeaceTech Accelerator, we're excited to continue our Social Impact Innovation Series, with a panel discussion on finding funding for your social venture. Join us at Alley powered by Verizon DC and meet the 10 companies in the current cohort of the PeaceTech Accelerator. $8

Monday, July 9, 2018

JUL

9

Mon

ANC Commissioner Training, 7-9pm 1805 7th Street NW, 6th Floor . Come to our workshop and determine if this is the right opportunity for you. Demystify what local elected leadership is like and get answers from experienced commissioners. We'll discuss best practices for running a campaign and get you the tools you need before the petition deadline in August. FREE

JUL

9

Mon

Chocolate City in the 80s: Music, Drugs and Lies, Part One, 6:30-8:30pm at Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th St NW). Join Dr. Natalie Hopkinson for two interactive discussions that explode myths about a dramatic chapter in Washington’s history. Racially biased news coverage, the so-called “War on Drugs,” go-go music and Marion Barry are just some of the key entry points we will use to explore this era of DC’s history. FREE

JUL

9

Mon

Yellow Submarine, 7-10pm at Landmark's E Street Cinema (555 11th St NW). Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' classic film YELLOW SUBMARINE as we screen it for one night only. This is a special event so no passes/discounts will be accepted. $15

Sunday, July 8, 2018

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8

Sun

Made In Colombia Fest 2018, 1-7pm at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave NW). Join us for another year celebrating the Colombian Culture! Third year in a row celebrating and promoting the amazing Colombian Culture, its food, music, art and craft, and wonderful people. $20; $25 at the door

JUL

8

Sun

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

JUL

8

Sun

Cupcake Wars DC, 3-7pm at Studio 52 (1508 Okie St NE). 12 DC Bakers will compete for a $500 grand prize. Attendees come ready with their dancing shoes, sweet tooth and “to go” containers. $15-60

JUL

8

Sun

Forest Bathing Walk, 10am-12pm at Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America (1400 Quincy St NE). Join Casey Trees and author and certified nature and forest therapy guide, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, for a forest bathing walk among the lovely and contemplative gardens and trees of the Franciscan Monastery. This peaceful oasis in northeast Washington is the ideal location for a forest bathing walk. $30-55

Saturday, July 7, 2018

JUL

7

Sat

⭐Jollof Festival, 1-6pm at TBD. Eat your way through the best Jollof 🥘rice dishes DC has to offer at our annual Jollof Festival. See what DC’s chefs and restaurants come up with for this classic West African comfort food. $18-97
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JUL

7

Sat

Chinatown Community Festival, 11am-2pm at Chinatown Park (500-599 block of I Street NW). Come out and experience the tastes, sounds and feel of Asia.You can expect to enjoy: Street food provided by local Asian and Pacific Islander restaurants, Lively performances including Wushu, a lion dance and a dog tricks show, Tinikling, rice flour drawing, kimono dressing, and other cultural demonstrations, Live screen printing, Fitness demonstrations, and Free face painting, balloon twisting, henna, other Asian arts and crafts. FREE

JUL

7

Sat

33rd Annual Bama Bound BBQ, 11am-2pm at Lubber Run Park (200 North Columbus Street, Arlington, VA 22203). The NationalCapital Chapter (NCC) of the University of Alabama Alumni Association and The University of Alabama Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships cordially invite you and your family to be our guests at our 33rd annual Bama Bound BBQ. $10+

JUL

7

Sat

Ladies of Liberty Ideas Summit, 9am-7pm at The Fund for American Studies (1706 New Hampshire Ave NW). The LOLA Ideas Summit is a one-day annual event for liberty-loving women to meet, learn, and engage in discussion. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided as well as wine & dessert. Come hungry! LOLA Ideas Summit Speakers: Keynote Speaker --Emily Chamlee-Wright of the Institute for Humane Studies -Vanessa Calder of Cato Institute -Romina Boccia of the Heritage Foundation -Kristen Shapiro of Independent Women's Forum -Jayme Lemke of the Mercatus Center -Darpana Sheth of the Institute for Justice -Gillian St. Lawrence, plaintiff on the DC v. Heller Second Amendment Case FREE

JUL

7

Sat

Fundraising Bash for Babes off the Beaten Path, 7-10pm (1607 Hobart St NW). Join Wild Wilderness Women for a fun evening to celebrate women in the outdoors, and raise funds for the third annual Babes off the Beaten Path trip! Come for the raffle prizes and stay for food and drink with amazing people! Your ticket includes drinks, appetizers, and one raffle ticket (the first 25 people to purchase tickets will get THREE raffle entries!). $15

JUL

7

Sat

4th of J'Luau - Machine Gun Shoot and Pig Roast, 12-5pm at Rivenoak Armoury (8396 Rixeyville Road, Rixeyville, VA 22737). Our 3rd Annual 4th of J'Luau. Join us to celebrate American Independence and yet another great year, thanks to our outstanding clients. Here are some of the Machine Guns. $20+

Friday, July 6, 2018

JUL

6

Fri

Daybreaker DC // Bday at the Fun House, 6-9am at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). Imagine being immersed in part museum exhibit, part house party, complete with interactive rooms and a swimming pool filled with hundreds of thousands of recyclable plastic balls (a la The BEACH). Wear bright colors and pop on your party hats; see you on the dance floor! $18.45-35

JUL

6

Fri

Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | Like Water for Chocolate, 8:55pm 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

JUL

6

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: Back to the Future, sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

JUL

6

Fri

Jazz in the Garden: Black Masala, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Black Masala (Ethno-funk) 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

JUL

6

Fri

We Are The Clash release celebration!, 7-8:30pm at Politics and Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave NW). Join co-authors Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki for the release of "We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered"! “The inside story of the last great British punk record. FREE

JUL

6

Fri

First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios, 6-9pm at Artists & Makers Studios (11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852). Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn features exhibits with Black Artists of DC, and Schroeder Cherry, along with Theremin music by Arthur Harrison as well as resident artists’ open studios. Additionally A&M2 on Wilkins is proud to present the work of AnaMarie Paredes and Christopher John Hoppe, as well as an exhibit with the 21 member artists in Gallery 209, the Montgomery County Camera Club’s exhibit "Emergence of Artistry", and resident artists’ open studios - all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn with free parking at both locations and the best parties in town. FREE

JUL

6

Fri

July First Friday Mills Brown, Veronica Szalus, Braxton Congrove, 6-9pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Ct NW). Hillyer presents three new solo exhibitions opening on July’s First Friday, featuring new works by local artists Mills Brown, Veronica Szalus, and Braxton Congrove. Guests can meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, July 6th from 6-9pm, during Dupont Circle’s First Friday Gallery Walk, sponsored by The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft. FREE

JUL

6

Fri

Recovery Through Creativity: Opening Reception, 6-8pm at Glen Echo Park - Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building) (Glen Echo, MD). Theresa Reer and Jen Vaughn are Wounded Warriors and Veterans undergoing treatment as patients of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Walter Reed Society has a successful multi-year collaboration placing students in art glass activities. The students come to the Art Glass Center’s studio in Glen Echo Park to develop their art skills as they readjust to civilian life. Art Glass Center’s staff offer instruction in fused glass art to small groups of Wounded Warriors and Veterans. The experience involves creating designs and choosing colors; selecting, cutting, and grinding fusible glass; and hand-crafting glass artworks for fusing in an instructor-operated kiln. As students’ skills progress, instruction is given in forming more complex glass shapes for two-dimensional art pieces, and in creating three-dimensional glass art. Individual creativity is a key element of the environment. FREE

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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5

Thu

Storytelling 101 Showcase, 7-9pm at Story District (3329 Georgia Ave NW). Storytellers from our Storytelling 101 class take to the stage to share their stories. BYOB & BYOF.

JUL

5

Thu

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: National Treasure, 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

JUL

5

Thu

DowntownDC LIVE Presents: Rock the Stacks All Stars ft. Renell & Ardamus, 12:30-1:30pm at Franklin Park (1332 I Street NW). Want to make the most of your lunch break? Check out the third annual installment of DowntownDC Live, a free, lunchtime live entertainment series in Franklin Park brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID). FREE

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

🎆HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!🎆

JUL

4

Wed

CAYA Cool Down, 2-5pm at Penn Social (801 E Street NW). Join us for our annual CAYA Cool Down being hosted by Stellar Award winning gospel artist Isaac Carree. FREE

JUL

4

Wed

BOOM with a VIEW - Fourth of July Celebration, 6:30-10:30pm at POV at W Washington D.C. (515 15th Street NW). Join us for POV’s annual National Fireworks viewing party over looking The National Mall. Ticket includes access to POV Terrace, Premium Open Bar, Passed Bites, and Food Stations. $275

JUL

4

Wed

July 4th Fireworks Soiree, 7-11pm at Cambria Hotel Washington (899 O Street NW). DC’s coolest rooftop party is turning up the heat on Independence Day. Continuing the celebration of in Red, White and Blue in style What better way to start celebrate July 4th than in the nation’s capital. Enjoy the fireworks with a gorgeous panoramic view of the city. Our djs will spin an electric mix of dance music We made it to one of the best July 4th parties in the country last year by Tavel & Leisure. $40

JUL

4

Wed

CityBar Presents The 4th with a View!!, 3-10pm at CityBar (Penthouse level of Hyatt Place Washington DC) (400 E Street SW). Ticket includes access to CityBar, Full Premium Open Bar, Passed Bites, and Food Stations. $200

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

JUL

3

Wed

Blanco at The Park! All White Party, 8pm-4am at The Park at 14th (920 14th Street NW). Start your Independence Celebration a day early at The Park! Prepare for an evening of delectable food & cocktail indulging. Enjoy the ultimate dining experience featuring crab cocktail, grilled shrimp, and jerk skewers, to name a few…Combine this with a refreshing Ciroc Summer Colada cocktail, and you’ve got the ultimate party collaboration. And to top it off, we’re even throwing in an open bar from 8:00PM - 10:00PM. FREE

JUL

3

Tue

DowntownDC Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz Present: Can I Kick It?, 7-10:30pm at Freedom Plaza (14th St). Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring CAN I KICK IT? - brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ. Each event features a classic (or cult contemporary classic) martial arts film that is scored with an original music soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. Bring your own seating. FREEoutdoors

JUL

3

Tue

Building a Personal Brand, 5:30-7:30pm at WeWork Dupont CircleThe event will feature a panel discussion, beer, wine, and networking. Moderator: Sue Zoldak Founder and Owner of The Zoldak Agency and Host of DC Media Peeps. Panelists: Anastasia (Kessler) Dellaccio - Director, Community and Career Engagement, Creator Awards, Public Affairs at WeWork, Kathryn Lyons - Managing Editor of FamousDC, Ursula Lauriston - Editor Capitol Standard Magazine FREE

JUL

3

Tue

10th Annual Washington D.C. Air Sex Championships Open Invitational, 8pm at Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE). Air Sex show combines the pageantry and prestige of professional sports with the excitement and creativity of a first-rate talent competition. Think Air Guitar, but instead of pretending to play boring old musical instruments, Air Sex participants have jaw-dropping sexual encounters with an invisible partner (or partners!) using nothing more than the art of pelvic storytelling and pure imagination. Beyond that, it’s a show you’ll have to experience yourself to believe. $15

Monday, July 2, 2018

JUL

2

Mon

D.C. Women Who Care: Reuniting Immigrant Families, 7-10pm at Cork Wine Bar & Market (1805 14th Street NW). Gather eat and drink with D.C.'s top female chefs and restaurateurs and a host of national politicos to support deserving and important causes. FREE; $50 suggested donation

JUL

2

Mon

A Frontier in the Jungle: Movie Screening & Reception, 5-7:30pm at French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). The event will start with the screening of the French documentary ‘A Frontier in the Jungle’ and will be followed by a discussion with two speakers: François-Michel Le Tourneau, the geographer that initiated this project, and Thomas E. Lovejoy, the ‘Godfather of Biodiversity’, U.S Science Envoy, in charge of wildlife and biodiversity conservation. A reception will then conclude the evening. FREE

Sunday, July 1, 2018

JUL

1

Sun

Free Community Day, 12-5pm at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW). Visit us on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore our collection and current exhibition. FREE

JUL

1

Sun

2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 11am-8pm at the National Mall. This year we highlight cultural heritage enterprises in Armenia and Catalonia through food, craft, music, and dance. Experience human towers with the Catalans, Armenian craft and cooking demonstrations, and much more. FREE

June 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018

JUN

30

Sat

⭐#CHEFCITY Annual BBQ Fest, 12-7pm at CHEFCITY (1325 Rhode Island Ave NE). Come Enjoy ChefCity Food Vendors, Chef Cook Off, Live Music, Art Exhibitors, and Other Activities for Children. Also featuring VEGGITOPIA - Vegan food vendors and health providers. FREE

JUN

30

Sat

⭐Mitch Mathis x Rag & Bone x Cheickmeout present “The Cool”, 7-10pm at Rag & Bone (3067 M St NW). Welcome to a night of charity and chill in Georgetown! Patrons will be granted access to Rag & Bone where you can peruse and purchase their sartorial offerings. 15% of proceeds will be going to Culture Sense, a charity that is committed to spreading culture through the 5 senses; sight, taste, touch, smell & sound. Your own senses will be roused by complimentary bites from sponsor Dean & DeLuca, with a musical backdrop curated by a DJ, and free flowing Prosecco and beer. FREE

JUN

30

Sat

⭐2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 11am-8pm at the National Mall. This year we highlight cultural heritage enterprises in Armenia and Catalonia through food, craft, music, and dance. Experience human towers with the Catalans, Armenian craft and cooking demonstrations, and much more. FREE

JUN

30

Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Families Belong Together Rally, 11am-2pm at The White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join Arlington Commons Church as we gather with others at the White House to demand that #Familiesbelongtogether . We'll meet at the Ballston Metro at 10am to travel there together. FREE

JUN

30

Sat

Capitol Riverfront Rooftop Hop Open House, 2pm-6pm at Capitol Riverfront (3101 Wisconsin Ave NW). Explore the residential lifestyle of the District's fastest growing neighborhood from an exclusive vantage point by heading to the Capitol Riverfront between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Check out the premier amenities & luxurious rooftops of neighborhood apartments and hotels while listening to live entertainment and tasting complimentary bites & beverages from local restaurants. FREEchildren outdoor family kids

JUN

30

Sat

The Midnight Gardeners League's Whiskey Rebellion Tour 2 Kickoff, at Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW). So this Independence Day weekend, the world's only comedic secret society that's entirely open to the public has decided we need to start fresh by breaking off and starting our own country that's way weirder, way funnier, and definitely way drunker. So come join us as we use our unique blend of stand-up, sketch and other strange forms of comedy to show exactly how we plan on creating a new nation. FREE

JUN

30

Sat

2nd Annual Frederick Jazz Festival, 12-7pm at Carroll Creek Amphitheater (Carroll Creek Linear Park, Frederick, MD 21701). he 2nd Annual Frederick Jazz Festival - where America’s music comes to life in the heart of historic Downtown Frederick at the Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater. The festival features GRAMMY and professional artists from Frederick and the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area and supports the fundraising efforts of HappyHubz, a non-profit dedicated to improving pet and community health. $20+

JUN

30

Sat

2018 SAPA-DC Scientific Symposium & 3rd NIH-CSSA Annual Research Symposium, 8am-4:30pm at Johns Hopkins University - Montgomery County Campus, Gilchrist Hall (9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850). SAPA-DC and NIH-CSSA cordially invite you to our first joint scientific symposium on June 30, 2018 at the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus. This one-day event is bringing together experts from leading research institutions, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, clinical practice and regulatory affairs. $10+

Friday, June 29, 2018

JUN

29

Fri

Inaugural Chinatown Block Party, 5-8pm at Sixth & I St NW (Chinatown Park) (400 I St NW). Scratch Records with a DJ, Write Graffiti Leagally, Rule the Mega Chess Board, Jump into Double Dutch, Get Messy with Silk Screening, and Showcase your own Beats! FREE

JUN

29

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: Beauty and the Beast (2017), sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

JUN

29

Fri

Jazz in the Garden: Joshua Bayer Jazz, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Joshua Bayer Jazz (Swing/bop) 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

Thursday, June 28, 2018

JUN

28

Thu

Innovation and Food: From The Ground Up, 5-7pm at The Hatchery - AARP Innovation Labs (575 7th St NW). We’re bringing in the brightest foodpreneurs and enthusiasts to talk about their journey, key lessons, bright ideas and tricks up their sleeve in our 10,000 square foot Innovation Lab. We will mingle, learn about the Innovation ecosystem and of course experience delicious bites. FREE

JUN

28

Thu

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Easy A, 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

JUN

28

Thu

Concert | Cobario, 7-10pm at Embassy of Austria (Austrian Cultural Forum Washington) (3524 International Ct NW). Cobario is a one-of-a-kind world music trio from Vienna, Austria. We are delighted to welcome the trio in Washington, DC to fill the halls of the Austrian Embassy with an eclectic mix of dreamy and melancholy tunes, energetic and compelling sound installations as well as virtuosic solos. FREE (usually have free seating, even if free tickets are sold out)

JUN

28

Thu

✡ The Tribe After Five: Pop Art & Augmented Reality Night, at BUREAU (1800 Wyoming Ave NW). EntryPointDC invites you to join us and our partners Moishe House Columbia Heights, 2239, and MesorahDC for an evening of art, wine & cheese, and music. Take in a gallery talk, use your phone to experience art come to life, and try paired sips and small bites that engage all of your senses. Our featured guest, artist Yitzchok Moully contrasts strong Judaic and Chassidic images with vibrant bold colors to create a startling combination which he describes as “Chassidic Pop Art.” $15+

JUN

28

Thu

Ambassador Series: H.E. Daniel Mulhall - Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, 6-8pm at Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). Ambassador Mulhall will address the US – Ireland bi-lateral relationship, the impact of Brexit on Ireland, and his country’s relationship with the international community. Ambassador Mulhall is the 18th Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, taking up his post in August 2017. A forty year veteran of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mulhall has served in multiple postings, including as Irish Ambassador to Malaysia (2001-2005), Germany (2009-2013) and most recently in London (2013-2017). He was also Director-General for European Affairs, (2005-2009), served as a member of the Secretariat of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation (1994-95) and Press Counsellor of the Department from 1994-1998. FREE

JUN

28

Thu

Return on Creativity: An Arlington Asset, 5:15-7:30pm at Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington (900 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA 22203). Once largely dependent on the federal government, the increase of private and commercial businesses moving into Arlington have attracted and seeded a new crop of creative and digital companies in the area. Hear from industry leaders about the increase in creative reputation and business solutions being offered to these companies. FREE

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

JUN

27

Wed

Discussion & Networking Reception: On To the Next One, 6-8pm at Verizon Technology & Policy Center (1300 I Street NW). Hear from former Hill staffers on their experiences, their transitions, and finding success off the Hill. FREE

JUN

27

Wed

Vietnam-Era US Coast Guard Records Wikipedia Editing Workshop, 10am-2pm at National Archives and Records Administration-Innovation Hub (700 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join us at the National Archives Innovation Hub for a Vietnam-Era US Coast Guard Records Editing Workshop. Attendees will learn to edit Wikipedia and use recently scanned Coast Guard records to update related Wikipedia articles. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to provide training and guidance. Lunch will be provided. FREE

JUN

27

Wed

Providence Social Hour Featuring Colonel Douglas Mastriano, 5:30-8pm at Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House (1522 K St NW). Please join Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy at the K Street Hyatt Place Ellipse Rooftop restaurant for lively conversation with Colonel (COL) Douglas Mastriano, a military historian and recently retired instructor at the U.S. Army War College. FREE

JUN

27

Wed

Talks @ Pulitzer: Impact of HIV/AIDS on Russia, 5:30-8pm at Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (1779 Massachusetts Ave NW). Join us on for a Talks @ Pulitzer conversation with 2012 Persephone Miel Fellow Anna Nemtsova. In this talk, Nemtsova discusses her most recent Pulitzer Center-supported project, Russia: Women Hit Hard by HIV. FREE

JUN

27

Wed

2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 11am-8pm at the National Mall. This year we highlight cultural heritage enterprises in Armenia and Catalonia through food, craft, music, and dance. Experience human towers with the Catalans, Armenian craft and cooking demonstrations, and much more. FREE

JUN

27

Wed

Shared Use in the DMV Panel, 6-7:30pm at American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (444 North Capitol Street NW #249). Just ten years ago, the DMV region was largely reliant on a combination of personal vehicles and WMATA to traverse Washington DC’s congestion. The advent of ride and car sharing, and more recently bike and scooter sharing, has expanded mobility options for all demographics. While shared use has the potential to drastically improve the mobility of individuals, what is the overall cost to our cities? YPT has convened a panel of professionals working to shape the shared use policy and culture on the DMV region. They will discuss the roles that their organizations play in the shared economy and what they see for the future of transportation for our city. FREE

JUN

27

Wed

CHLI Briefing: Freedom of the Press, 3-6pm at Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Avenue SW). This briefing is part of the CHLI Congressional Briefing Series featuring national and international leaders and experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Through the series, CHLI will facilitate in-depth dialogue bringing together a variety of perspectives to discuss relevant legislative and worldwide issues impacting the Hispanic community. FREE

JUN

27

Wed

Innovation for Inclusion Summit, 2-5pm at Urban Institute (2100 M Street NW, 5th floor). The summit will explore new platforms facilitating better communication between residents and their governments and technology-supported tools local leaders are using to tackle inequalities head on. Panels will also identify innovative policies and partnerships that enable public investments in technology to yield more inclusive outcomes. FREE

JUN

27

Wed

Ending the War on Marijuana, 5-6:30pm at Center for American Progress (1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor). It is time to rethink the outdated marijuana policies that have contributed to mass incarceration. A new CAP poll shows nearly 70% of Americans support marijuana legalization. Cities and states are starting the change; it’s time for the rest of the country to catch up. Join Thinking CAP podcast hosts Igor Volsky and Michele Jawando for a discussion with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Weldon Angelos, who was sentenced to 55 years incarceration as a first time offender for marijuana sales due to harsh federal mandatory minimum sentences. FREE

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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26

Tue

ASTHVI Reception Honoring Congressional Champions for Home Visiting, 5:30-7pm at G-11 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingThe Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives cordially invites you to a reception honoring Congressional champions for home visiting, and celebrating passage of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). Please RSVP if you plan on attending. For additional information, contact Josh Prosser at [email protected]

JUN

26

Tue

DowntownDC Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz Present: Can I Kick It?, 7-10:30pm at Freedom Plaza (14th St). Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring CAN I KICK IT? - brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ. Each event features a classic (or cult contemporary classic) martial arts film that is scored with an original music soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. Bring your own seating. FREEoutdoors

JUN

26

Tue

The Future of the School Diversity Movement in DC and Beyond, 6-9pm at Busboys & Poets (1025 5th Street NW). Join Learn Together, Live Together (LTLT) for our official launch event to celebrate the creation of our nonprofit organization and our work to date, show your support for school diversity and equity, and learn more about how to get involved in the school diversity movement in Washington, DC and beyond! The event will include a conversation with former U.S. Secretary of Education John King, opportunities to network with others in the DC-area passionate about promoting school diversity and equity, and numerous activities, prizes, and giveaways, including a basket auction. Light refreshments. FREE

Monday, June 25, 2018

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25

Mon

Profs & Pints: Nightmare at Love Canal, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Come hear Dr. Schwenkbeck, a Niagara Falls native, tell the strange tale of Love Canal, the activism it inspired, and that community's struggle to come to grips with its past. $11.34lecture history

JUN

25

Mon

HOW TO CHANGE MINDS: THE ART OF INFLUENCE WITHOUT MANIPULATION, 6-8:30pm at Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange ATX (2300 Wilson Blvd Suite 610, Arlington, VA). Some say you’re born with the ability to influence the actions of others, and it’s true that some of us may have a bit of a head-start. But no matter what, when you learn How to Change Minds, and the art of influence, without manipulation, thoughts and words become instinctive, and we are believed. We can all get there, it’s just a matter of learning how. FREElecture

JUN

25

Mon

Awesome Foundation DC Live Pitch Contest, 7-9:30pm at Ivy City SmokeHouse Tavern & Market (1356 Okie St NE). Join the Awesome Foundation DC chapter at our first ever live pitch event. 5 select applicants will share their crazy, wild, amazing ideas to make DC more awesome while competing in a shark-tank-style live pitch. The winner will walk away with $1000 to help implement their amazing idea. This event is at the Ivy City Smokehouse and is free to attend! Bring your friends to cheer them on. FREE

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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24

Sun

51st State Fest, 11am-5pm at Lamont Park (3258 Mt Pleasant St NW). Activities will include live music from local DC artists, face painting, coloring and temporary tattoos for kids (and adults), trivia games, refreshments and information and updates on our #DCStatehood campaign in Congress (HR 1291 and S 1278). FREE

JUN

24

Sun

Tico SummerFest & Taco Takedown Benefiting My Sister's Place, 4-7:30pm at Tico (1926 14th St NW). Top Chefs of DC battle over the best taco! ALSO enjoy food, drinks & refreshments while raising money/awareness for My Sister's Place. $50

JUN

24

Sun

Food Packing Volunteering (for YP's Age: 20's and 30's), 11:45am-2:30pm at Manna Food Center (9311 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, 20877, MD). Have fun with other Young Professionals in their 20's and 30's and help fight hunger as we pack food boxes at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg! We'll meetup at Krispy Kreme (14919 Shady Grove Rd) at 11:45am for a meet and greet and then head over to Manna Food Center at 12:15pm where we'll pack, seal, and stack 150-200 boxes of food! There are 15 spots for this event so rsvp soon. FREE

JUN

24

Sun

26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, 11am-9pm at Downtown DC (1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW). At the event, visitors can dig into flavorful plates of beef brisket, chicken, pork and lamb prepared by some of the best BBQ restaurants from across the country. Guests will be offered plentiful free food samples throughout the event site. To quench everyone’s thirst, the event will feature Barefoot Beach Wine Sampling, Giant® Corks and Caps Micro-Brew and Wine Sampling Tent, a variety of Anheuser-Bush products, and plenty of popular non-alcoholic drinks. $15

Saturday, June 23, 2018

JUN

23

Sat

26th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, 11am-9pm at Downtown DC (1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW). At the event, visitors can dig into flavorful plates of beef brisket, chicken, pork and lamb prepared by some of the best BBQ restaurants from across the country. Guests will be offered plentiful free food samples throughout the event site. To quench everyone’s thirst, the event will feature Barefoot Beach Wine Sampling, Giant® Corks and Caps Micro-Brew and Wine Sampling Tent, a variety of Anheuser-Bush products, and plenty of popular non-alcoholic drinks. $15

JUN

23

Sat

Van Ness Main Street Wine and Cheese Fundraiser, 7-10pm (4455 Connecticut Ave NW). Join Van Ness Main Street along with your friends and neighbors Saturday, June 23 from 7pm to 11pm for a special Wine & Cheese Fundraising Event at the beautiful Park Van Ness. $75+

JUN

23

Sat

Baltic Centennial Midsummer Fun for Everyone, 10am-3pm at Dupont Circle Celebrate the Centennials of Estonia, Latvia and Restored Lithuania with folk songs and dances, traditional Midsummer games and workshops, foods and drinks and much more! FREE

JUN

23

Sat

Stronger Sex, Lunch Duchess, Bruisey Peets at the Beehive, 7:30-10:30pm at The Beehive (Townhouse) (1327 Delafield Place NW). Concert. Please bring donations for the musicians! BYOB FREE

JUN

23

Sat

Wines of Hungary, Georgia and Tunisia, Taste and Learn with a Wine Educator, 1-4pm at The Mediterranean Way Gourmet Market (1717 Connecticut Avenue NW). Join us for a Special Tasting of Reds, Whites & Rosés from Hungary, Georgia and Tunisia. Taste and Learn with Wine Educator Jeannie O'Donnell! FREE

JUN

23

Sat

Artists' Reception: June Shows, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street NW). As you finish off a Joyous June, come to join us at the gallery for an exhilarating exhibition! A social event filled with breathtaking pieces, alluring photographs, and magnificent mix media works! FREE

JUN

23

Sat

Juneteenth Community Picnic & Resource Fair, 11am-4pm at Riverside Center (5200 Foote Street NE). Finishing out our Week of Celebration and Education, Stop Police Terror Project-DC will be hosting a Juneteenth Community Picnic and Resource Fair at Marvin Gaye Park (near Foote St NE & Division Ave NE) and Riverside Recreation Center. So come meet your neighbors, relax and enjoy free food & music! FREE

JUN

23

Sat

Smithsonian's America Now Day: National Museum of American History, 5:30-8:30pm at Constitution Avenue, between 12th and 14th streets N.W.DJ Eau Claire setting the mood, Secret speakeasies featuring specialty cocktails from DC’s own New Columbia Distillers and OneEight Distilling, Black light face painting, Make your own flower crowns, Rarely seen objects out of storage, Museum Hack designed scavenger hunt, Movies (ticketed) and galleries open late. FREE

JUN

23

Sat

Smithsonian's America Now Day: American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, 7:30-11:30pm at Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard - Eighth and F streets N.W.Community Block Party Eighth and F streets N.W. 7:30–9 p.m. with: Food trucks, Lawn games, Craft-making activities with local artists organized in collaboration with Made in DC, Beats of Batala Washington and the jazz sounds of Tasty Morsels, Community partners DowntownDC Business Improvement District, Shakespeare Theater Company, Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, FreshFarm Market, and Momofuku CCDC. Festivities continue inside the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard 9–11:30 p.m. with: Boutique-designed Beer Garden by DC designer Adriana Salame-Aspiazu of the Cherry Blossom and Game of Thrones pop-up bars, Portraits by DC-based caricature artists, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery’s first floor exhibitions open late, Dancing to DJ Ayes Cold, Major live concert by Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, Performance by D.C.’s own Oddisee. FREE

Friday, June 22, 2018

JUN

22

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: La La Land, sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

JUN

22

Fri

Jazz in the Garden: Hendrik Meurkens Quartet, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Hendrik Meurkens Quartet (Jazz harmonica and vibraphone) 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

Thursday, June 21, 2018

JUN

21

Thu

DMV Artist Series at Union Drinkery, 6-9pm at Union Drinkery (3216 Georgia Ave NW). While the art will be available for viewing all evening our main reception will be from 6-9 pm, where you can meet the artists. FREE

JUN

21

Thu

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Despicable Me, 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

JUN

21

Thu

History Happy Hour: Presidents & Their Speechwriters, 6-8pm at Willard Hotel (1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW). This two-hour event distills American history through cocktails, while also providing attendees a hands-on class on the art of cocktail making. $49sciencehistory lecture geekdrinks

JUN

21

Thu

2018 ASME ISHOW, 6-8pm at District Architecture Center (DAC) (421 7th Street NW). Join the hardware and engineering community as we celebrate the 2018 ASME ISHOW finalists! This reception will include industry experts and fellow innovators, so this is a great opportunity to build your network and get inspired. FREEdesign

JUN

21

Thu

Stormy Daniels: Make American Horny Again, at Cloakroom Gentlemen's Club (476 K St NW). This exclusive two-night event will be part of the Cloak Room's grand opening celebrations.

JUN

21

Thu

Film Screening & Talk | Guardians of the Earth, 7-10pm at Embassy of Austria (Austrian Cultural Forum Washington) (3524 International Ct NW). We are excited to host a screening of the renowned film Guardians of the Earth, a documentary about the Paris Climate Agreement by the Polish/Austrian filmmaker Filip Antoni Malinowski, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker. Heather Coleman, Climate and Energy Director at Oxfam, and Stephanie Hanson Damassa, Washington Director at Climate Nexus, will join him for a Salongespräch/panel discussion after the screening, which will be moderated by Maryanne Culpepper, Executive Director of the DC Environmental Film Festival. FREE (usually have free seating, even if sold out)

JUN

21

Thu

Start of By The People Exhibits: Artwork by Maya Freelon [June 21-24], June 21-24, Time Varies and Location Varies [Exhibits all over the city - See Schedule] FREE

JUN

21

Thu

Rooftop Pride Party for LGBTQ Older Adults, 5:30-9pm at The Residences at Thomas Circle (1330 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Residences at Thomas Circle invites you to a rooftop pride party on Thursday June 21st from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. This is always a fun and festive event, and a great way to connect with LGBTQ older adults in the District. Celebrate pride with the Residences, a safe and LGBTQ friendly place for older adults to call home. FREE

JUN

21

Thu

DC Music Industry Night, 6pm at Union Stage (740 Water St SW). We’ll start off with a discussion on music streaming services and their impact on indie musicians, featuring D.C. artists and industry experts. Afterwards, stick around to grab some drinks and meet more local creatives in the city. FREE

JUN

21

Thu

FOOD RESCUE US VOLUNTEER-A-THON!, 6-8pm at Miss Pixie's Furnishings & Whatnot (1626 14th St NW). Miss Pixie's has gone mad for food rescuing! Come learn what it’s all about while enjoying a night of food, drink and prizes for this great cause. FREE

JUN

21

Thu

TEDDY's Fifth Anniversary, 6-8pm at Teddy & The Bully Bar (1200 19th Street NW). Join Teddy & the Bully Bar as we celebrate an amazing five years in DC! Celebrate on Thursday, June 21st from 6pm - 8pm with complimentary bites from 6pm - 7pm, a wine tasting, a live DJ, photo booth, and of course birthday cake! All food and drink items are first come, first serve so make sure to come by early to get a seat! FREE

JUN

21

Thu

HAPPIEST of HOURS: Tipsy Ice Cream, 6-8pm at BUREAU (1800 Wyoming Avenue NW). HAPPIEST of HOURS is BUREAU's monthly happy hour, with custom cocktails and tipsy ice cream floats designed by True Syrups & Garnishes. As always, HoH is OPEN BAR and open to the public (that means you, boys) for only $15 (Members get in free, obvi.). $15

JUN

21

Thu

Q Street Pride Reception, 6-8pm at Uber (1717 Rhode Island Ave. NW). Join us on Thursday, June 21st, to celebrate Pride at Q Street’s annual summer reception. We're thrilled to announce that our annual sponsor, Uber, will be hosting the event. This event always fills up fast, so please be sure to RSVP. FREE with RSVP here

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

JUN

20

Wed

Stormy Daniels: Make American Horny Again, at Cloakroom Gentlemen's Club (476 K St NW). This exclusive two-night event will be part of the Cloak Room's grand opening celebrations.

JUN

20

Wed

June Azure Gov DC Meetup, 6-8:30pm at 1776 D.C. (1133 15th St NW). Calling all gov innovators! This is a group for anyone modernizing government IT. More specifically, this group is for anyone interested in Cloud Computing, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Open Source, Cyber Security, Government Security & Compliance as well as Azure for Government. We will invite start-ups, partners, practitioners, government innovators, MVPs and Microsoft product engineers alike to share their latest and greatest in government IT modernization. Bringing real world lessons directly to our DC Government Innovator community. FREE

JUN

20

Wed

The Historical Quest to See to the End of the Universe… Or Its Beginning, 7:15-9:15pm at National Air and Space Museum (600 Independence Ave SW). Join us for a free talk on foundations of physics and astronomy from Presenter: Robert Smith, University of Alberta! The main talk starts at 8:00; there is also a Q&A with the lecturer at 7:30 pm. Note: This event is free, but tickets are required. FREE

JUN

20

Wed

Film Screening: Padre d'Italia (There is a light) by Fabio Mollo, 6-8pm at Embassy of Italy (Italian Cultural Institute) (3000 Whitehaven Street NW). Citing Xavier Dolan and Gianni Amelio as influences, director Mollo delivers a rich character study built on performances that demonstrate why Marinelli and Ragonese (Italian Golden Globe Best Actress Award-winner) are two of Italy's hottest actors. FREE

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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19

Tue

⭐DC Primary Elections Day! This is a closed primary which means that only voters who are registered with the party may vote. Click here to find out about candidates, voting locations, and more! If you're in Ward 1, vote Kent Boese for DC Council! All of his opponents voice support for affordable housing, but Kent is the only one with a financial plan to fund for it that developers, community leaders, and neighbors all agree on.

ELECTION PARTIES

JUN

19

Tue

DC Council Chair Mendelson and DC Attorney General Karl Racine: Victory Celebration, After Polls Close at 8pm at Brixton (901 U St NW). FREE

JUN

19

Tue

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser: Election Night Party, After Polls Close at 8pm at Town (2009 8th St NW). FREE

JUN

19

Tue

DC Council Chair candidate Ed Lazere, DC Council At-Large candidate Jeremiah Lowery, and the Pro-Ballot 77 Crowd, After Polls Close at 8pm at Brookland Busboys and Poets (625 Monroe St NE). FREE

JUN

19

Tue

DC Council At-Large candidate Marcus Goodwin, After Polls Close at 8pm at HalfSmoke (651 Florida Ave NW). FREE

And back to the Main List of Events -

JUN

19

Tue

The State of the Nation's Housing: 30th Anniversary Release & Reception, 5:30pm at National Press Club (529 14th St NW). As we mark the 30th anniversary of our State of the Nation’s Housing reports, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies will release the 2018 report at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 19. FREE

JUN

19

Tue

Profs & Pints: Turkish Politics, U.S. Trouble, 6-9pm at La Pop DC (1847 Columbia Road NW). Whether you have connections to Turkey, plan to travel there, or just care about world affairs, developments in Turkey should concern you. Come hear it all explained by Professor Hintz, who spent 18 months conducting extensive fieldwork across Turkey for her forthcoming book Identity Politics Inside Out: National Identity Contestation and Foreign Policy in Turkey. $11.34lecture history

JUN

19

Tue

Juneteenth Celebration and BBQ, 5-8pm at The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (1925 Vermont Ave NW). A community learning event featuring history of Juneteenth talk with historian C.R. Gibbs & community learning conversations on community safety, reparations, and current state of the fight for liberation in DC. Join us for free Texas BBQ starting at 5:30 PM! Vegan & vegetarian options will be available. Featuring Jubilee Soda by Elijah Joy. Hosted by ONE DC, Juneteenth on Georgia, DC Foodways, Stop Police Terror Project-DC, & SURJ DC. FREE

JUN

19

Tue

DowntownDC Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz Present: Can I Kick It?, 7-10:30pm at Freedom Plaza (14th St). Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring CAN I KICK IT? - brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ. Each event features a classic (or cult contemporary classic) martial arts film that is scored with an original music soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. Bring your own seating. FREEoutdoors

JUN

19

Tue

Antifragile Teams with Charlie Sweet, 6-8pm at NCARB Office (1801 K Street). It’s easy to do harm to a team, even with the best intentions. Come find out how, and what you can do (or stop doing!) to make things better. We’ll discuss enterprise-level metrics, manager-injection attacks, and other anti-patterns to team health. Includes dinner, networking, and presentation FREE

JUN

19

Tue

DC: June WordPress Meetup. SEO!, 6:30-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). SEO has always been a popular topic at our meetup, and we realized we haven't done an SEO-related meetup for nearly a year! For our June meetup, we'll have DC-based digital strategy consultant, Melanie Phung, speaking about SEO. As always, food and drink will be sponsored by CHIEF. FREE

JUN

19

Tue

DCA Live's 2018 Red Hot Non Profits and Associations, 5:30-7:30pm (2010 Crystal Drive, NW). Join DCA Live for a special event on June 19 to honor some of the Washington region's hottest non profits and associations. Come meet leaders from these amazing organizations that are growing, innovating and furthering their great missions. This will be a fun evening of food, drink and networking with the DC non profit community and we hope you can join us. Music, Open Bar and Heavy Hors D'oeuvres. $79+

Monday, June 18, 2018

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18

Mon

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Summer Lights: One-Year Anniversary Party!, 6-8:30pm at The Midlands Beer Garden (3333 Georgia Avenue NW). Come celebrate with us! Meet Councilmember Robert White, Attorney General Karl Racine, and Councilmember Elissa Silverman. It'll be a great chance to celebrate our community, learn more, and redouble our efforts in the fight against homelessness and poverty. $15

JUN

18

Mon

Fabrizio Bosso 4tet: State of the Art, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Italy (Italian Cultural Institute) (3000 Whitehaven Street NW). Italian post-bop trumpet sensation Fabrizio Bosso was born in Turin in 1973. He started playing at the age of five, studying under his father. He graduated from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin only ten years later, at fifteen. While in school, Bosso discovered jazz, playing with a big band and in small ensembles. FREE

Sunday, June 17, 2018

👳‍♀️HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!👬

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17

Sun

FURTHER Film Festival, 11am-5pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). National Geographic opens the curtain on the second annual FURTHER Film Festival, showcasing the amazing work—and inspired vision—of our explorers in the field. Join the filmmakers and explorers for an inside look at the stories behind the stories. $10kids family children food festival outdoors

JUN

17

Sun

Women's Open Mat in the Park, 1-3pm at Meridian Hill Park (16th St NW & W St NW). Did you know BETA is two blocks away from Malcolm X Park, one of DC's best kept secrets? For June's BJJ open mat, let's switch it up a bit and train in the great outdoors. We will throw down some mats in the shade on the upper terrace of the park and get some training in! FREE

JUN

17

Sun

DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC, 1-2pm at Politics and Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave NW). Edited by Maurice Jackson and Blair A. Ruble, authors of Let This Voice be Heard and Washington's U Street, respectively, the anthology covers the early days of D.C. jazz, traces the role the music played in integrating the city, and spotlights the cultural hotbed of Seventh and U Streets. Contributors Bridget A. Arnwine, member of the Jazz Journalists Association, and Judith Korey, professor of music at the UDC and head of the Felix Grant Jazz Archives, will join the editors to discuss the rich past and future of jazz in D.C. FREE

Saturday, June 16, 2018

⚠️HEADS UP: FATHER'S DAY IS TOMORROW!⚠️

JUN

16

Sat

13th Columbia Heights Day Festival, 11am-6pm (11th St between Park Rd and Irving St). Discover artisans, entrepreneurs, and area businesses in the heart of Columbia Heights. There's fun everywhere and for everyone! 3 stages with live music, dance, and free fitness classes. Kids can play at the carnival on the Harriet Tubman field while adults make their own fun at the Meridian Pint beer garden. FREEneighborhood family kids children outdoors

JUN

16

Sat

23RD ANNUAL COLUMBIA PIKE BLUES FEST, 1-8:30pm at Columbia Heights (Intersection of Columbia Pike & S. Walter Reed). Great music, local food, and arts & crafts vendors! Community groups, local businesses, kids’ activities! Line-up: Three Man Soul Machine, Caz Gardiner, King Soul Band, Niki Hill, Don Bryant. FREE

JUN

16

Sat

Caribbean Heritage Month Caribbean Folk: Celebration Reception, 2-4pm at Anthony Bowen Branch YMCA (1325 W St NW). Join the YMCA, Bene Caribe & Soka Tribe for a Celebration of Caribbean Dance and Movement Workshops. Workshops led by the Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Company and Soka Tribe! FREE

JUN

16

Sat

2018 Around The World Cultural Food Festival, 11am at Washington Monument (2 15th St NW). Come join us for a full day of culture, art, food and performances! Kids and pets friendly event. FREE or $28.45 for VIP ticketkids family children food festival outdoors

JUN

16

Sat

DC JazzFest at The Wharf, 7pm at Anthem (901 Wharf St SW). Performers: Leslie Odom Jr., Jazz Supergroup R+R=NOW (Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Justin Tyson, Taylor McFerrin) and so excited to include Maceo Parker plus #DCJazzFest has some other surprises up their sleeve! $75+kids family children food festival outdoors

JUN

16

Sat

Yoga at Capitol Hill, 8:30-11:30am at U.S. Capitol Building West Lawn. 4th International Day of Yoga @ U.S Capitol West Lawn on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m to 10.30 a.m, hosted by Embassy of India. FREE (with registration)

JUN

16

Sat

Juneteenth Jubilee Festival WEST OR Juneteenth Jubilee Festival EAST, 12-8pm at Bruce Monroe Park, 3012 George Ave NW (for west festival) OR 2500 MLK Jr Ave SE (parking lot, for east festival). We invite community partners, grassroots organizations, local businesses, artists & craftspeople, food vendors, and other organizations to join us for our all-day Juneteenth Jubilee Festival- WEST. FREE

JUN

16

Sat

CWG (Capital Weather Gang) brunch - hangout & hello, 10am-12:30pm at The Bird (1337 11th St. NW). Come hang out! Let's meet up, chill, eat, drink, geek out, say hello (for 5 or 55 minutes, whatever works!), chat about the blog, meet each other, be nerds together, all the above 🙂 FREE

JUN

16

Sat

Opening Reception: Transient Identity—Figure & Form, 5-8pm (3901 Rhode Island Ave). In a collaboration with the Brentwood Arts Exchange and under the direction of Professor Jason Kuo, University of Maryland art students curated this exhibition featuring the work of Lorenzo Cardim, Victor Ekpuk, and Wilfredo Valladares. The exhibit focuses on the material investigations, and exploration of the transnational elements present in the process and productions of these three artists. FREE

JUN

16

Sat

Free: Jazz in the ‘Hoods concert at The Kreeger Museum, 11:30am-2pm at Kreeger Museum (2401 Foxhall Rd NW). The Kreeger Museum is pleased to host Jazz in the ‘Hoods as part of the 2018 DC Jazz Festival. Bassist, Kris Funn, will perform selections from his recently released his debut album, Cornerstore. Feel free to bring a picnic. FREE

JUN

16

Sat

Cleveland Park Library Grand Opening, 10:30am at Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Ave. NW). Join Mayor Bowser, Council Chairman Mendelson, Councilmember Cheh, Councilmember Grosso, DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and members of the Library Board of Trustees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a day of family friendly festivities to celebrate the new Cleveland Park Library. FREE

Friday, June 15, 2018

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15

Fri

⭐Last day for early voting in the DC Primary Elections, 8:30am-7pm. Click here to find out more about Early Voting, including candidates! civic

JUN

15

Fri

No Kings Collective: CONGRUENT Opening Reception, 6-11pm (1402 H St NE). CONGRUENT is a collaboration by local artist collectives, showcasing and celebrating DC’s emerging DIY arts culture. A collective is defined as a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective.

JUN

15

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

JUN

15

Fri

Jazz in the Garden: Michael Thomas Quintet, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Michael Thomas Quintet (Traditional Jazz) 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

JUN

15

Fri

Party for the Planet, 6-10pm at National Geographic, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). Join some of the world’s most celebrated explorers, scientists, and changemakers for an evening takeover of the National Geographic campus featuring live music by R&B/funk band The Suffers. Cocktails and sustainable food from around the world will be available for purchase. $25

JUN

15

Fri

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, 7:30-8:45pm at The Line DC Hotel (Adams Morgan Community Center) (1770 Euclid St). Everyone has the capacity to tap into an endless supply of inner peace and happiness. Modern Buddhism presents the meditations and the techniques that we need in order to achieve this. We can learn to choose happiness throughout our life. In this talk, Gen Demo will explain the methods that free us from negative emotions, giving joy, happiness and meaning to our life. Everyone is welcome! Just bring yourself and dress comfortably! Drop-ins are welcome to this free talk. FREE

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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14

Thu

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: U St Ward 1 Candidate Forum, 7-8:30pm at Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th St NW). Come listen to candidates from the highly contested Ward 1 Council race. Please come with your questions for the candidates. FREE
Note: The ChecklistDC team lives in Ward 1 and we are supporting Kent Boese for his strong record on affordable housing, crime, and development. Check out his catchy campaign video: All about that Boese, no trouble!

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Lone Prairie: Video Installation by M12, 6-8pm at Corcoran School of the Arts & Design (500 17th St NW). M12’s Lone Prairie is an experiential installation that presents video and sound field recordings captured on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado over the last year. The 6-channel sound and video installation will explore the spatial atmosphere surrounding The Last Chance Module Array, a land work created in 2015-16 in a former agricultural field. FREE

JUN

14

Thu

Opening Night DC @ Harlem Fine Arts Show , 5-11pm (101 Constitution Ave NW). Over 80 artists and galleries of the African Diaspora including South African artists plus Urban Art Xperience. Complimentary Cocktails & Beverages $75

JUN

14

Thu

Pre Congressional Baseball Game Networking Reception, 5:30-7pm at Top of the Yard Bar & Bites (1265 First St SE). Join cohosts Government Affairs Industry Network and Grassroots Professional Network for a rooftop networking reception before the Congressional Baseball Game! FREE

JUN

14

Thu

Community Craft Night, 5-7pm at Shop Made In DC (1330 19th St NW). No previous art or craft-making experience necessary. Delicious Made in DC cocktails and snacks will be available for purchase to enjoy while you craft the night away. FREE

JUN

14

Thu

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark, 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

JUN

14

Thu

The Saloon Concert Series: Tango Travelers, 6:30-8:30pm at Shaw's Tavern (520 Florida Ave NW). Enjoy Trifilio Tango Trio’s virtuosic performance of tango classics and original compositions in Shaw's most popular gastropub. As you sway to the intoxicating sounds of bandoneon, cello, and guitar, you'll also savor fusion dishes and drinks designed by Chef Javier Marquina. The program will even feature demos by two professional tango dancers and, if you’re brave, you can join us for a mini milonga to end the night. General Admission ticket includes: Passed small plates, Drink tastings, Live performance, Dance demo. $39

JUN

14

Thu

Bridging Boundaries: Reopening, 6-8pm at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University (500 17th St NW). Opening Reception - Professor Joseph Kunkel - a Northern Cheyenne tribal member - will draw from his own experience as an architect and community designer, with extensive experience working on building capacity in Native American communities, in this remarkable exhibit. FREE

JUN

14

Thu

Pre Congressional Baseball Game Networking Reception, 5:30pm at Top of the Yards Rooftop Bar (1265 First St SE - Rooftop (directly across from ballpark)). Join cohosts Government Affairs Industry Network and Grassroots Professional Network for a rooftop networking reception before the Congressional Baseball Game! Located above the Hampton Inn Washington DC- Navy Yard, Top of the Yard Bar & Bites is a rooftop destination with monumental views of downtown Washington D.C. including exclusive views directly into Nationals Park, as well as views of the Capitol Riverfront, multiple monuments and more. So feel free to stick around after the first pitch to watch from the way outfield! FREE

JUN

14

Thu

Jazz on Jackson Place: Clarinetist Oran Etkin, 6:30pm at The White House Historical Association (748 Jackson Pl NW). The White House Historical Association is pleased to announce the 12th season of Jazz on Jackson Place. The series, presented by Burnett Thompson, regularly sells out and has become a must-see in the hot D.C. summer music scene. Ticketed admission includes entertainment, open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, tours of Decatur House, and a chance to win raffle prizes. Come and enjoy the sultry sounds of jazz surrounded by the ambiance of historic Washington, just steps from the White House. $37+

JUN

14

Thu

DCist Launch Party!, 6:30-11pm at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW). DCist Is Returning, And It’s Time To Party! The homepage of the District is coming back with all the news, culture, and curiosities you’ve been missing, thanks to our Kickstarter supporters and WAMU. Join us for a DCist launch party at Blind Whino to celebrate! Dance to D.C.'s DJ Beauty and the Beatz and challenge fellow readers to a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. When you get hungry, you can grab some savory treats from the food trucks or nosh on some sweets, all while sipping on signature cocktails and other local drinks. And you won't leave empty-handed: Soul and Ink will be on-site to make handcrafted, custom screen-printed posters. Plus, who knows what you'll overhear .. $20

JUN

14

Thu

Politics & Art: District Vox, 5:30-8pm at John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Politics & Art is an annual event presented by Washington Performing Arts' Mars Urban Arts Initiative and D.C. Councilmember David Grosso. This year’s theme will be District Vox—a celebration of voice—from song to spoken word. Politics & Art: District Vox spotlights D.C.-based artists who use the power of their voices to inspire, entertain, and empower in showcase performances on three stages. The evening provides a snapshot of the vibrant artistry that exists throughout the entire District, with over twenty-five acts representing all eight wards of the city. FREE

JUN

14

Thu

PATRIOTlink® Launch, 8-10am at National Press Club (529 14th Street NW). Join Code of Support Foundation at the National Press Club for the official launch of PATRIOTlink, the nation's first cloud-based solution that enables any user free access to vetted, direct, cost-free veteran services. Panelists will include: Lelia Jackson, Director of Community Engagement, Department of Veterans Affairs, Kristina Kaufmann, Executive Director, Code of Support Foundation, Yasamin Sekandari, Project Manager, Noblis Inc., Terri Tanielian, Senior Behavioral Health Scientist, Rand Corporation FREE

JUN

14

Thu

LGBTQ Latinx Arts Activism: Creating Change and Sustaining Community, 7-8:30pm at Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden ( Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW). Join the Smithsonian Latino Center for a special Pride Month program exploring the contributions of LGBTQ Latinxs to community development, social justice, and self-determination. Moderated by scholar and curator V. Gina Díaz (University of New Mexico), this onstage conversation will feature the perspectives of Louis Ortiz-Fonseca (artist and youth advocate; Gran Varones storytelling project), J. Soto (artist, writer, and arts organizer; Latinx Artists Retreat) and Ani Rivera (director, Galería de la Raza). FREE

JUN

14

Thu

The Battle of the Law Firm Bands, 6:30pm at Black Cat (1811 14th St NW). Are you ready to rock? Get ready to hear DC's hottest lawyer bands (really!) while benefiting the homeless. Mark your calendars and spread the word about GFTH'S 15th Anniversary Banding Together - Battle of the Law Firm Bands. $20

JUN

14

Thu

Yoga, Beer + BBQ at the Backyard Barbecue (National Building Museum Lawn), 6:30-7:30pm at National Building Museum (West Lawn) (401 F Street NW). Hill Country Barbecue Market is excited to revive the Backyard Barbecue, a summer pop-up at the National Building Museum (5th & F St). Backyard Barbecue is *the* place to chow down on authentic central Texas-style barbecue and enjoy live music. $20

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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13

Wed

DC Bike Party's Pride Ride, 7:30-10:30pm at Dupont CircleMeet in Dupont Circle wearing all your colors (we suggest any shade of rainbow), glitter, fun and finery. Wheels hit the streets at 8PM sharp. This month's afterparty will be Bar Roubaix, an awesome cycling-themed bar in Columbia Heights. FREE

JUN

13

Wed

Profs & Pints: (African) American Revolution, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Richard Bell, a scholar of the history and culture of the United States from 1750 to 1877 and a dedicated public historian, will captivate you in discussing this complex chapter of the nation's history. $11.34lecture history

JUN

13

Wed

John H. Glenn Lecture in Space History: Dreaming Big... Innovations in Space, 8-9:15pm at National Air and Space Museum (600 Independence Ave SW ). What does it take to protect space and our world from threats? Gen. John E. Hyten, Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), believes it takes imagination and innovation. In this year’s John H. Glenn Lecture in Space History, General Hyten will address the most pressing challenges USSTRATCOM faces as it stands ready to respond to threats anywhere, anytime across the globe, including space. FREE

JUN

13

Wed

California Wine Tasting with Goldschmidt Vineyards, 5-7pm at UDC Student Center ((Ballroom B), 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW). After the great success of our 2017 Rosé tasting, we are excited to host another exclusive walk-around tasting featuring Nick Goldschmidt, owner and winemaker of Goldschmidt Vineyards in California. This event will be a walk-around tasting featuring 11 wines from Goldschmidt Vineyards, including their Cabernet Sauvignon from the prestigious vineyards of Yoeman in Alexander Valley and Game Ranch in Oakville. $25

JUN

13

Wed

Rose Hotel, OG Lullabies at Maybelle's, 8-11pm at Maybelle's (Buchanan St & 13th Ave NW). Join us at Maybelle's for a night of creative music from Atlanta's Rose Hotel and DC's OG Lullabies! Please bring donations for the musicians! BYOB FREE

JUN

13

Wed

Happy Brain Happy Hour: Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Food and the Brain, 6-8pm at Industrious (One Thomas Cir NW, Suite 700). We all know that when you eat better, you feel better. But why is this, and how can we benefit from the link between food and mental health? Join Dr. Julie Lopez, founder of The Viva Center, an empowerment-based therapy center in Dupont Circle, for this interactive chat. Take advantage of the warm weather to learn something new, enjoy tasty food (compliments of Sweetgreen) and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) from Jrink Juicery! FREE

JUN

13

Wed

Axios Happy Hour, 5pm at Capitol Lounge (229 Pennsylvania Ave,SE). Join Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen for drinks and snacks and a conversation about how young professionals and students can get Smarter Faster on the biggest issues in Washington this summer. FREE

JUN

13

Wed

Wednesdays at The Wharf: Jarreau Williams Band, 6-8pm at Transit Pier on The Wharf (960 Wharf St SW). Bring your friends and family to The Wharf each Wednesday evening this summer to listen to live music on Transit Pier presented by Landshark Lager. This week, you’ll enjoy R&B and funk tunes from Jarreau Williams. The concert is free. Food and drinks are available from Cantina Bambina. FREE

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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12

Tue

⭐Washington Capitals Victory Parade, 11am (Constitution Ave and 17th St NW). ALLCAPS! ALLCAPS! ALLCAPS! FREE

JUN

12

Tue

⭐FREE Burritos, 2-5pm at Taqueria Local (1627 K Street NW). Head over to Taqueria Local AFTER the Washington Caps parade for FREE BURRITOS from 2pm-5pm this Tuesday June 12th! 1 Burrito per person. Chicken, Steak, and Mushroom Burritos FREE

JUN

12

Tue

The Politics of Trump’s Trade Policy, 6:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave NE). An AWC Family Foundation Lecture by Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. FREE

JUN

12

Tue

Adams Morgan Movie Nights: Hidden Figures, 8:30-11:30pm at Marie Reed Elementary (1800 California St NW). Kids are welcome, but please no pets or alcohol. First 250 movie goers will get a free Insomnia cookie! FREEkids outdoor family children

JUN

12

Tue

Changing the Face of STEM: A Transformational Journey, 2:30-9pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Ave NW). Small reception, book signing, roundtable, and Film screenings of: “Media Literacy: Changing the Narrative” and “Black Women in Medicine”. FREEmovie

JUN

12

Tue

DowntownDC Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz Present: Can I Kick It?, 7-10:30pm at Freedom Plaza (14th St). Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring CAN I KICK IT? - brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ. Each event features a classic (or cult contemporary classic) martial arts film that is scored with an original music soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. Bring your own seating. FREEoutdoors

JUN

12

Tue

Author Series: Amb. Stuart Eizenstat, 6-8pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Hemisphere Suites). Join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC and the American Academy of Diplomacy as we host Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, author of “President Carter: The White House Years”, to discuss the Carter presidency. Ambassador Eizenstat was the chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter from 1977-1981. Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former US ambassador to the UN, will serve as discussant. FREE

JUN

12

Tue

Meet the Farmers: An Evening with The Common Market, 3-5:30pm at The LINE Hotel DC - Community Center (1770 Euclid Street NW). Come and meet our producers! Stop by to try some tasty, local products and get to know our local food-loving supporters across the city! FREE

JUN

12

Tue

Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves - Dr. Rainer Weiss, 6:30-8pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street NW). The direct measurement of gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago has opened a new field of science – gravitational wave astrophysics and astronomy. The recent discoveries and the prospects for the new field will be presented by Dr. Rainer Weiss: Nobel Laureate in Physics & Kavli Prize Laureate in Astrophysics; Emeritus Professor of Physics, MIT, on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. FREE

Monday, June 11, 2018

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Mon

Higher Ground Labs Happy Hour Reception, 6-8pm at Revolution (1717 Rhode Island Ave NW). Come participate in conversation with the thirteen new companies in our second cohort working to advance progressive causes and campaigns in 2018. FREE

Sunday, June 10, 2018

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10

Sun

Capital Pride Festival, 12-7pm (700 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration. The Pride Festival includes three stages of national and local talent, and will host 300 exhibitors including local community groups and businesses, food vendors, and organizations looking to promote their products and services to our community. FREEgay outdoors

JUN

10

Sun

Lamb Jam, 3-6pm at Dock5 (1309 5th St NE). We’re b-a-a-a-a-ck and tastier than ever! Come eat, sip, play and explore at this epic gastronomic experience and culinary competition that brings together 16 of D.C.'s most talented chefs to vie for the title of Lamb Jam DC Champion, and celebrate the 80,000 family operated farms and ranches raising lamb across the nation. $75+

JUN

10

Sun

✡Jazz, Jews, and Booze, 4pm at Adas Israel Congregation (2850 Quebec Street NW). Come check out one of DC's best jazz bands at our annual summer BBQ. Join hundreds of young professionals for an afternoon of good food, open-bar, music, and company. $12

JUN

10

Sun

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, 11am-8pm at RFK Stadium Lot 6The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is the largest Caribbean Food Festival in the U.S.A. There is a large number of vendors selling a variety of Jerk foods in their many forms; everyone has their own secret ingredients. Pork and chicken are the main Jerk offerings, but also available are Jerk foods that deviate from the norm, to include delicacies such as Jerk Fish, Jerk Shrimp and Jerk Lobster and even the innovative and unusual Jerk Ice Cream. $20

Saturday, June 9, 2018

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9

Sat

Nerd Nite, 6:30-8:30pm at DC9 (1940 9th St NW). Talks include: "#TeamKaiju: Why We're Fighting Giant Robots in the Marianas Trench", "The Science of Rick and Morty, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Destroy my Enemies", "How To Train Your Padawan: Using Star Wars in School Curricula" $10

JUN

9

Sat

Pride on the Pier at the Wharf, 12-3pm at Wharf DC (1100 Maine Ave SW). Pride on the Pier extends the city’s annual celebration of LGBTQ visibility to the bustling Southwest waterfront with an exciting array of activities and entertainment. The District Pier will offer a DJ, dancing and other entertainment. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for those 21 and older. FREE

JUN

9

Sat

Capital Pride Parade, 4:30-7:30pm (2300 P St NW to 1400 R St NW). We are proud to be one of Washington, DC’s, favorite parades! More than 200 contingents consisting of floats, vehicles, marchers, and entertainment will traverse the 1.5 mile route in support of our community. FREEgay lgbt lesbian

JUN

9

Sat

Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, 12-8pm at Kingman & Heritage Islands Park (575 Oklahoma Ave NE). Join us on the Anacostia River in DC for the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival with an incredible cast of local bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists for eight hours of music spread across multiple stages on beautiful Kingman Island. In addition to the incredible local tunes, the Festival will feature fun for all ages, including various outdoor activities, a kids’ zone, delicious food, beer, cocktails, and more. $25+music outdoors

JUN

9

Sat

Exhibit Opening and Reception for Gratuity Included, 7-11pm at Lost Origins Gallery (3110 Mount Pleasant St NW). What happens when people throw their inhibitions to the wind and are freed from all of society’s constraints and morals? For the last 7 years, Chris Suspect has been photographing some of the wildest and strangest parties and events you have ever seen. He captures raw emotion, crazy antics, fights, sex, drugs and all forms of outrageousness that goes beyond the pale. FREE

JUN

9

Sat

5th Annual Kennedy Street Festival, 11am-3pm (600 Kennedy St NW). With celebrating our 5 year anniversary, new and old businesses, buildings, and MORE on Kennedy Street, this year is sure to be our best yet. As always, the street will NOT be closed for this event, but we’ll have a whole host of vendors, entertainment and activities available for you to enjoy on sidewalks, in storefronts and in parking lots from 3rd Street to 8th Street! FREEkids children family outdoors

JUN

9

Sat

Global Reddit Meetup Day 2018, 12-3pm at Quincy Park (1201 N Quincy St · Arlington, VA). This event will be a huge BBQ/Field Day. Please sign up if you can bring food, supplies, or anything else to the event. FREE

Friday, June 8, 2018

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8

Fri

⭐Early voting for DC Primaries. Click here to find more information on Early Voting! civic

JUN

8

Fri

Festival Afro Bahia, 6:30-9:30pm at Fica (733 Euclid St NW). All-you-can-eat feijoada bahiana and bottomless caipirinha. $20+african food

JUN

8

Fri

Mind-Magic & Merlot: The Wine-y Magic & Mentalism Show, 7:30-9pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St SE). Join Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows™ at CHAW for an evening of complimentary Wine paired with demonstrations of Magic and Mysticism. Shows include demonstrations of and lessons in basic tricks to astound friends, family, and co-workers alike! $15-25drinks

JUN

8

Fri

Noche Ibero-Americana 2018- Food, Drinks, Music and Art Show, 6:30-10pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th Street NW). Come taste cuisine from Argentina, Ecuador, and Honduras while sipping on Chilean, Portuguese and Uruguayan wine, Peruvian pisco sours, Spanish Cava and Cuban mojitos. Finish it all off with Colombian coffee and dessert. The evening's program will include live musical presentations courtesy of the Embassies of Panama and Venezuela. $79-99

JUN

8

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: The Devil Wears Prada, sunset (~8pm) at Farragut Square (912 17th St NW). Movies begin at sunset as the concluding event of Farragut Fridays, which includes Outdoor Office, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, table tennis competitions and pop-up guests. FREEkids outdoor family children

JUN

8

Fri

Jazz in the Garden: The Slackers, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join The Slackers (Ska, rock 'n' roll, and reggae) 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

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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7

Thu

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 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

JUN

7

Thu

AT&T Best of Washington 2018, 6-10pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). Join your fellow foodies at the National Building Museum to sip, celebrate, and sample bites from more than 75 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants! $125+party

JUN

7

Thu

Commercial Space Travel Lecture with Author David Brin, 6-9pm at K & L Gates (1601 K Street NW). Traveling to space was once limited to professional astronauts and those willing to spend tens of millions of dollars to claim the title "space tourist." Very soon that will change, as companies like Boeing, SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic are getting close to their final test flights of commercial space vehicles. Ticket includes heavy appetizers and treats, as well as beer and wine. $5

JUN

7

Thu

Festival Afro Bahia: Opening Reception & Awards, 6-9pm at Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th St NW). The Festival Afro Bahia is proud to present the screening of the documentary MOKAMBO Nguzo Malunda Bantu of Bahia "the tradition of the Bantu people" a film by Soraya Públio Mesquita. The documentary tells the history of the Bantu people brought from Africa to Brazil as a slaves and reveals the rich legacy inherited by the Brazilian people. The majority of the language spoken in Salvador of Bahia during that time was Bantu and they were responsible for the definitive difference in the Portuguese spoken in Brazil in relation to other Portuguese speaking countries. FREE

JUN

7

Thu

SPACES Chase Tower Grand Opening Cocktail Party, 5-8pm at SPACES Chase Tower (4445 Willard Ave, Suite 600). SPACES Chase Tower invites you to enjoy an evening of music, entertainment, cocktails and inspiring conversations as we celebrate our Grand Opening! Appetizers, drinks, and fun will be provided. We hope to see you there! FREE

JUN

7

Thu

Taste of North Capitol, 7-10pm at NPR ATRIUM (1111 North Capitol Street NE). Taste of North Capitol takes place June 7th at The NPR Headquarters Atrium (1111 North Capitol Street NE). The event will feature live music and entertainment, specialty gifts and raffles, and food and drinks from your favorite North Cap neighborhood spots. $50

JUN

7

Thu

Celebrate the Launch of LePrix, 6:30-9pm at The Line Hotel (1770 Euclid St NW). Join LePrix, formerly SnobSwap, Capitol File Magazine and Anchyi Wei as we go offline one night to celebrate our rebrand to LePrix! FREE

JUN

7

Thu

Queer Enough Exhibit Opening & Reception, 7-10pm at A&D (1314 9th Street NW). Join us for the opening celebration for Queer Enough – a DC-based portrait project created by local photographer and artist Fid Thompson. FREE

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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6

Wed

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Education Forum for DC Council Chair, 7-8:30pm at Friendship Chamberlain Elementary Academy (1345 Potomac Ave SE). Reading Partners, PAVE, and the DC Alliance for Youth Advocates invite you to join us for an education forum with the candidates for DC City Council Chair, moderated by Washington Post columnist Colbert King. FREE

JUN

6

Wed

MACCCA 2018 Caribbean American Heritage Month Reception, 6-8pm at Inclusive Innovation Incubator (2301 Georgia Ave NW). June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month (CAHM). MACCCA, under the guidance of the Mayor's Office on Community Affairs and with the support of the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, is organizing an event to kick off the month long celebration. FREE

JUN

6

Wed

Dine-N-Dash, 6-10pm (DC). Grab your wristband at your starting restaurant and enjoy unlimited food and drink at all participating restaurants until you’re full, or the event ends — whichever comes first! With 5 to 8 dishes and 4 drinks at each restaurant, you won’t go hungry. Roaming waitstaff and food stations at each location will keep traffic moving, so no need to worry about lines, wait times, or ordering. $150+food

JUN

6

Wed

Rotary Program (Speaker: Maryland Patient Center/Opioid Crisis), 6:30-7:30pm at John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Robert Imhoff, President of the Maryland Patient Safety Center has invited our Rotary Club to host this presentation. A physician based locally, that specializes in opioid addition, would be speaking to our Rotary Club. FREE

JUN

6

Wed

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Happy Hour with DC Candidates, 6:30-9pm at El Tamarindo (1785 Florida Ave NW). The DC Latino Caucus is holding a meet and greet happy hour with democratic candidates. Join as as they share with us their agendas and respond to questions. FREEcivic

JUN

6

Wed

36th Annual IDFA Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party, 4-6pm at Union Square. You're invited to IDFA's Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party, now in its 36th year of celebration. The party is eagerly anticipated every summer by members of Congress, their families and staff, and other special guests. The Hill's "coolest" summertime tradition this year will dish up about 1500 gallons of ice cream and frozen yogurt, as well as 6,000 root beer floats. FREEcivic

JUN

6

Wed

Meet the Millions of Americans without Clean, Running Water, 5:30-8pm at Global Press Institute (700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE). Come grab a drink and meet DigDeep, the only nonprofit dedicated to ending the water crisis in the United States, where nearly 2 million people still don't have a safe tap or a toilet at home. Join us for: 1) Cocktails, beer, wine and light bites on a beautiful rooftop overlooking DC. 2) A brief, TED style talk on the Americans living without water. FREE

JUN

6

Wed

The Ask Rayceen Show, June 6: Comedy + more, 6-9:30pm at Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW). Comedy Showcase with standup comedy, improv, and more, featuring The Improv Imps, Curt Mariah, and other special guests. Free catered food, sponsored by AHF Pharmacy, is available for early arrivals, while supplies last. FREE

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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5

Tue

Adams Morgan Movie Nights: Jackie, 8:30-11:30pm at Marie Reed Elementary (1800 California St NW). Kids are welcome, but please no pets or alcohol. First 250 movie goers will get a free Insomnia cookie! FREEkids outdoor family children

JUN

5

Tue

Karaoke Sing-Along, 7:30-9:30pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). A People's Choir DC is a casual sing-along. It isn't a performance; it's a group effort. We play the actual songs (not the karaoke version, without the vocals), with lyrics on the music videos, and you can stand around or sit or dance...and sing. FREE

JUN

5

Tue

6th Annual Taste of Adams Morgan, 5-9pm at Adams Morgan (18th St NW at Columbia Rd NW). Taste of Adams Morgan is an annual neighborhood event celebrating its 6th year with creative tastes from the neighborhood's best restaurants. Participating restaurants provide samples to hungry attendees who have purchased "taste" tickets. $30-60outdoors

JUN

5

Tue

DC API User Group - June Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). We've got yet more great presentations to accompany the next API meetup, coming up on the first Tuesday of June. So go ahead and mark your calendars, and be sure to let any friends or colleagues know so that they can come too! There'll be plenty of good food and drink to go with the solid presentations and outstanding conversation. FREE

JUN

5

Tue

DowntownDC Summer Flicks & Shaolin Jazz Present: Can I Kick It?, 7-10:30pm at Freedom Plaza (14th St). Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring CAN I KICK IT? - brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ. Each event features a classic (or cult contemporary classic) martial arts film that is scored with an original music soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. Bring your own seating. FREEoutdoors

JUN

5

Tue

Taste of Massachusetts, 5:30-7:30pm at Massachusetts Society of Washington, D.C. (Rayburn House Office Building Room 2044). Please join the Massachusetts Society for the Taste of Massachusetts reception on Capitol Hill. The event will feature food and beverage from the great state of Massachusetts. We also expect members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation. Food and beverages will be provided thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: The New England Council, Eversource, Cassidy & Associates, National Grid, Boston University, Arent Fox, and Biogen. FREE (registration required)

JUN

5

Tue

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Ward 6 Candidate Forum, 7-9pm at Westminster DC (Presbyterian Church) (400 I St SW, Washington). The public may submit questions via email to [email protected] Hosted by: The Capitol Hill Restoration Society, CHAMPS, The Hill Center, The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, Westminster Presbyterian Church & The Ward 6 Republicans. FREE

JUN

5

Tue

Data Demo Day Welcome Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at K&L Gates LLP (1601 K Street NW). The Data Demo Day Welcome Reception is an event for our sponsors, members, speakers, and special guests. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. FREE

Monday, June 4, 2018

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4

Mon

Fall Out Boy: Free Concert before Game 4 of Stanley Cup, 6pm at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery (8th St NW & F St NW). NHL announced that Fall Out Boy will play a free oncert before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup. FREE

Sunday, June 3, 2018

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3

Sun

Taste of Peru Washington DC 2018, 10am-6pm at University of the District of Columbia (UDC) (4200 Connecticut Ave NWE). Taste of Peru - Washington DC is an annual gastronomical event in D.C. that celebrates the cultural influences and the creativity of Peruvian chefs in all of the United States. Featuring live cooking demonstrations by famous chefs, an appearance by Mayor Muriel Bowser, a fashion show, entertainment, and Peruvian bites. $15 Entry, not including bites and drinks

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Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music, 1-3pm at Politics and Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave NW). Author talk: Christopher C. King will discuss his book: LAMENT FROM EPIRUS: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music which follows his journey in Greece, over several visits, guided by hospitable locals and expats. He attends panegyria, the “feast dances” where Epirotic music and dancing are central, and drinks tsipouro, the local moonshine. The book is also the tale of King’s intellectual exploration of an eclectic array of historical figures who wrote about Epirus, from Pausanias and Pliny the Elder to Lord Byron. FREE

JUN

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Sun

Who is Living in the Creek? Creek Critters Blitz (For Kids), 1:30-3:30pm at Little Falls creekJoin us for a fun family activity identifying critters in the Little Falls creek. We will have all the tools you need to capture and ID the bugs that live under water. FREE

JUN

3

Sun

Celebrate [email protected] with Federation’s Young Leadership, at Earl’s Kitchen & Bar (7902 Tysons One Place). Party with the Jewish community of Greater Washington as we celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday! Join The Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership on June 3 at our private Israel-inspired bar on the patio of Earl’s Kitchen & Bar. Enjoy live music from Israeli artists, outdoor activities and exciting giveaways! $10 in advance/ $15 at the door

JUN

3

Sun

Nanny O'Brien's Trad Sessions, 7-9pm at Nanny O'Brien's (3319 Connecticut Ave NW). First installment of a new monthly traditional Irish music session at Cleveland Park's neighborhood pub. Join us for a pint and some tunes! FREE

Saturday, June 2, 2018

JUN

2

Sat

One Journey Festival, 11am-6pm at Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave NW). The One Journey Festival is a day-long celebration of the courage,