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August 2018

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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10

Fri

"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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9

Thu

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

AUG

9

Thu

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+

AUG

9

Thu

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

AUG

9

Thu

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

AUG

9

Thu

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

AUG

9

Thu

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

AUG

9

Thu

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

AUG

9

Thu

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

AUG

9

Thu

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

AUG

9

Thu

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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8

Wed

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

AUG

8

Wed

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

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8

Wed

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

AUG

8

Wed

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

AUG

8

Wed

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

AUG

8

Wed

"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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7

Tue

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

AUG

7

Tue

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

AUG

7

Tue

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

AUG

7

Tue

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

AUG

7

Tue

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

AUG

7

Tue

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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6

Mon

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

AUG

6

Mon

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

AUG

6

Mon

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

AUG

6

Mon

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

AUG

6

Mon

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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5

Sun

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

AUG

5

Sun

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

AUG

5

Sun

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

AUG

5

Sun

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

AUG

5

Sun

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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4

Sat

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

AUG

4

Sat

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

AUG

4

Sat

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

AUG

4

Sat

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

AUG

4

Sat

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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3

Fri

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

AUG

3

Fri

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

AUG

3

Fri

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

AUG

3

Fri

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

AUG

3

Fri

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

AUG

3

Fri

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

AUG

3

Fri

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

AUG

3

Fri

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

AUG

3

Fri

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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2

Thu

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

AUG

2

Thu

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

AUG

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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31

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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29

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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28

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

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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

21

Sat

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

JUL

21

Sat

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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20

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

JUL

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

JUL

20

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

20

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

19

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

19

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

19

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

19

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

19

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

19

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

19

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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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

18

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

18

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!

JUL

17

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

17

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

17

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

17

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

17

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

17

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

17

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

17

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)!

JUL

16

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

16

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)

JUL

16

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

16

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

JUL

15

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

15

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

JUL

15

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

JUL

15

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

JUL

14

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

Sat

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

14

Sat

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

JUL

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

13

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

13

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

JUL

12

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

12

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

12

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

JUL

12

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

JUL

12

Thu

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

JUL

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

JUL

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
ChecklistDC: There are hundreds of French events in DC but only one for West African cuisine!
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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

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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

JUN

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

JUN

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

JUN

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

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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

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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

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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!

JUN

14

Thu

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

JUN

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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11

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

JUN

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

JUN

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

JUN

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

JUN

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

JUN

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

JUN

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

JUN

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

JUN

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

JUN

3

Sun

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

3

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, culture, and contributions of our global displaced brothers and sisters. The free and family-friendly festival will build connections among cultures as we celebrate refugee talents, stories, and accomplishments through the shared languages of humanity: food, fashion, music, and dance. Celebrities, including Jose Andres and Ger Duany will participate by speaking with refugee chefs and artists in the hopes of reaching a broad American audience – and encouraging them to think differently about this vibrant population. FREEchildren outdor family kids

JUN

2

Sat

All American Beer Fest 2018, 12-10pm at The Bullpen (1299 Half St SE). The All American Beer Fest celebrates America with unlimited tastings of America’s finest beers and wines. Rock your red, white, and blue and get ready for a full day of star spangled entertainment with thousands of your fellow beer lovers. $35+

JUN

2

Sat

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, 7:30pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). 90 independent craft breweries from across the country will be pouring two of their most coveted beers. $135beer drinks

JUN

2

Sat

Gadgets,Tech, New Products, Young Entrepreneurs, 11am-7pm at ArtRave (15th & P St NW). Last season ArtRave staged 2 special themed events that combined drew well over 12,000 attendees. From science & energy to everyday gadgets. From the now & the look at the future. FREE

JUN

2

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 at the 2018 Chinatown Community Festival! FREE

JUN

2

Sat

A Presto! Saturday Supper: Jersey Shore Style, 7-9:30pm at Pansaari (1603 17th Street NW). A Presto! Italian Foods presents our second pop-up dinner: Saturday Supper: Jersey Shore Style. Guests will enjoy a starter of charcuterie & cheese, followed by six delicious Italian courses that pay homage to my summer days at the Jersey Shore. $100+

JUN

2

Sat

Model Compositions: Opening Party, 5-8pm at Foundry Gallery (2118 8th St NW). Kurtis Ceppetelli and Matthew Malone, working together as Duly Noted Painters, create something dynamic: a tension of styles that becomes a complex unity, figures in tension that become compositions. FREE

JUN

2

Sat

Practice With Love Pop Up Yoga, at U.S. Botanic Garden (100 Maryland Avenue SW). Another year of community yoga flows at the US Botanical Garden brought to you by With Love DC and dozens of loving yoga guides from around the District. Come practice with us in one of DC's most peaceful and beautiful spaces. Please bring a mat, a water bottle, and an open heart. Doors open at 10:00 am, class is from 10:30-11:30. Please arrive early to save your spot. Spaces are first-come, first-serve and are limited when classes are indoors. FREE

JUN

2

Sat

Orchid Mania: Orchid Clinic, Pop-Up Shop, Talk, and Workshop, 1-4:30pm at The Lemon Collective (3015 Georgia Avenue NW). Join us for an orchid-filled day at The Lemon Collective! Orchid Mania is a three-part event. Join us for one portion or all three! 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Orchid Clinic for Beginners and Mini Pop-up Sale (FREE), 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Orchids without Fear: A Talk on Basic Phalaenopsis Orchid Care ($15-$20), 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Living Wall Hangings with Orchids Workshop ($50-$55). 1-2pm clinic class is FREE, $15 for 2-3pm, $50 for 3:30-4:30pm

JUN

2

Sat

Wales V South Africa Rugby, 5pm at RFK Stadium (2400 E Capitol St SE). TWO STORIED RUGBY NATIONS CLASH IN WASHINGTON D.C. $40+

JUN

2

Sat

[possible] Sting & Shaggy: Free Concert before Game 3 of Stanley Cup, before Game 3 at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery (8th St NW & F St NW). Unofficial - Source: WTOP News. FREE

JUN

1

Fri

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience , 7:30pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). 90 independent craft breweries from across the country will be pouring two of their most coveted beers. $135beer drinks

JUN

1

Fri

Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | Clueless, 8:45pm 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

JUN

1

Fri

Golden Triangle Movies: The Post, 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

1

Fri

Korean Embassy's Cultural Center: Exhibition explores art as emotional past, 5:30-9pm at Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Avenue NW). The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents Artistic Records, a new group exhibition opening June 1 featuring painting and sculpture works by four contemporary Korean artists. Admission to the opening reception event including talks by the artists on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public. FREE

JUN

1

Fri

Jazz in the Garden: The US Army Blues Swamp Romp, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join The US Army Blues Swamp Romp (Traditional New Orleans 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

1

Fri

FREE crab feast! Marcus Goodwin's Election Day Kickoff Crabfeast (*not an endorsement), 7-10pm at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick St NE). We’re 23 days from the election! Come to talk how we’re gonna change our city, stay for the complimentary crab feast! All are welcome. (Non-seafood appetizers will be served as well). FREE

JUN

1

Fri

June Opening Reception - Steve Alderton and Michelle Frazier, 6-8:30pm at Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave NW). Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 6 – 8:30 pm. GALLERY A - Touchstone Gallery Member Show. GALLERY B and C - “Pair-ings” by Steve Alderton. "Contrasted Element" Sculpture by Michelle Frazier (Guest Artist) FREE

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31

Thu

Cyber Threat Intelligence Forum, 7:30am-1:3pm at Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave NW). Join us at the Cyber Threat Intelligence Forum to learn how to use threat intelligence to focus your security program on the threats that matter to your organization. FREE w/ .gov or .mil email address

MAY

31

Thu

¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Night Fundraiser, 7-11pm at The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon Street NW). CentroNía invites you to dance for high-quality and accessible bilingual early childhood education with us at ¡Bailamos! Latin Dance Night! Join us for a live DJ, drinks, dancing, and a great time! CentroNía will be sure to have you moving all night long. And for those looking to learn some new moves or brush up on your skills, be sure to come early for Salsa lessons (7pm). ¡Bailamos! $23 (Fundraiser)

MAY

31

Thu

New Date - When the Government Defines You: China and the Uyghurs, 6:30-8pm at One Judiciary Square (441 4th St NW). Please join the Forum on International Affairs and the Uyghur Human Rights Project for a discussion about the history and culture of the Uyghurs and an examination of the repression faced by Uyghurs in China. FREE

MAY

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Opening Reception - "Fair Card Value" by Michael Crossett, 6:30-8pm at Long View Gallery (1234 9th St NW). Michael Crossett is a mixed media artist with roots in photography. As a child, he was drawn to the mystery and excitement of waiting and watching for imagery to develop via traditional darkroom methods. In an effort to recreate a similar feeling of wonder while creating art in a world dominated by digital photography, he turned to silk screens. FREE

MAY

31

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Revealing #MeToo as #WeToo in Jewish Communal Life, 7pm at Sixth and I (600 I St NW). In a timely, town hall-style conversation about sexual harassment in our local Jewish community, hear from leaders and experts on the #MeToo movement and explore how these issues impact women in the workplace and the world. The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation brings us a night of storytelling, discussion, and empowerment that will leave you with resources, tools, and a plan of action for our community as we reckon with the #MeToo moment and move forward together. $15

MAY

31

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NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM GALA, 6:30-9:30pm at National Building Museum (401 F Street NW). The Museum’s 2018 Gala honors Madison Marquette and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. The evening will also pay tribute to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). $250 (Sold out but try contacting them for availability)

MAY

31

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Gala After Party, 9:30pm-Midnight at National Building Museum (401 F Street NW). Join us for the Gala After Party and party with the finest in the architecture and design community! Bring your friends and help support the building arts. Ticket price includes access to the Museum after-hours with an open bar including Devil's Backbone beer, fabulous desserts and late night snacks, dancing, and live music by Perfekt Blend Band, Top 40 Cover. $50

MAY

31

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InnoMAYtion Tech Block Party - Finale Celebration, 6-8pm at Inclusive Innovation Incubator (2301 Georgia Avenue NW). The finale celebration will bring together the DC tech and innovation community to celebrate the 2018 innoMAYtion campaign. Our indoor/outdoor "Tech Block Party" will feature tech experiences and demonstrations, food, community, music and all the things that make DC the “Capital of Inclusive Innovation.” FREE

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Profs & Pints: New American Desert Art, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Joshua Shannon, a specialist in the history and theory of art since 1945, will explore the preoccupation with America's deserts that arose in artists about 1968. He'll discuss the desert's meanings as a place of both apocalypse and utopia, as well as its relationships with atomic-bomb research, the space program, and the popularity of Westerns. $11.34lecture history

MAY

30

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Crafting Brilliant User Experiences, 6:30-8:30pm at Beekeeper Group (1101 14th Street NW #200). What makes great User Experience? How do we approach creating it? We are partnering with the New York Code + Design Academy this month to discuss the principles, and processes that lead to amazing experiences at the intersection of technology and people. We'll highlight products and websites that have addressed real human needs through thoughtfully-crafted UX. Plus we'll discuss the best ways to partner with designers, developers, and product managers to work towards impactful experiences. FREElecture

MAY

30

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Defining Italian Cultural Identity in American Urban Centers through Opera from Mass Migration to World War II (1881-1941), 4-5:30pm at Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (First floor, Room LJ-119) (101 Independence Ave SE). Kluge Center Director Dr. John Haskell will interview Dr. Davide Ceriani about his project on the role that Italian opera had in forming an Italian-American ethnic identity in American urban centers between the early mass migration period (1881) and World War II (1941). Special emphasis is on the Northeast area, particularly on New York City and the Metropolitan Opera House under the management of Giulio Gatti-Casazza (1908-1935). FREE

MAY

30

Wed

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Ward 2 Meet & Greet Democratic Committee Candidates, 6-7:30pm at Bistro Bistro DC (1727 Connecticut Ave NW). Meet the #RESIST candidates for the Democratic State Committee at a Meet and Greet for Ward 2 Residents. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and discounted drinks. Hosted by your Ward 2 candidates: John Lazar, Sherri Kimbel, Susan Baranano, Monica Roache’ & Jack Evans FREE

MAY

30

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: D.C. Council Candidate Forum on Criminal Justice, 6-8pm (945 G St NW). Join us as we ask candidates for Council Chair and the At-Large member exactly how they will advance criminal justice reform if they are elected to serve our city. FREE

MAY

30

Wed

Sex and a Certain Age, 7:30-9:30pm at Rhizome DC (6950 Maple St. NW). Join guest speaker Carina Ryder, nurse/midwife and specialist in peri-menopause and menopausal women, as she leads a discussion on the symptoms of menopause, what we can do about them, and how sex can help! Complimentary wine, but feel free to bring your favorite beverage. FREE/pay what you can

MAY

30

Wed

Techstars Community Summer Networking Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30pm at Lost Society (2001 14th St NW). Clear your schedule for Thursday, May 30th from 5:30 - 7:30PM and have a drink with us. Join the startup community in a coming together, and there’s no better place to enjoy your weeknight than with some of the top community leaders, innovators and change makers in the Greater Washington, D.C. Region. Our complimentary light refreshments include appetizers, beer and wine. FREE

MAY

30

Wed

Truth Among Liars Gallery Opening, 6pm-midnight at Truth Among Liars (810 Upshur Street NW). Please join us for the opening of "Truth Among Liars", a gallery, at 810 Upshur Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20011. DJ sets from Richard "Unown" Patterson (Oddisee and Good Compny Band). Speciality cocktails, beer, and wine available. Support local art and culture! FREE

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Panel about Ballot Initiative 77, 7:30-9PM at Black Cat (1811 14th St NW). Join us for a panel about Ballot Initiative 77. Restaurant Opportunities Center United obtained enough signatures to get 77 on the ballot. If it passes, the tipped minimum wage will go up in eight increments until it reaches $15 in July 2025. FREE

MAY

29

Tue

Jaleo 25th Anniversary Open House, 12-3pm at Jaleo (480 7th St NW). Join us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary and enjoy a taste of Jaleo! Come in throughout the day to try bites and talk with chefs about the Jaleo experience. FREE

MAY

29

Tue

Adams Morgan Movie Nights: Hairspray, 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

MAY

29

Tue

Cause Tuesday for N Street Village, 4-8pm at Dacha Beer Garden (1600 7th St NW). Purchase a wrist band for $10, and extend the Happy Hour deals until 8pm. 100% of wristband sales go to the Village and the nearly 2,000 homeless and low income women they serve each year. $10

MAY

29

Tue

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: DC Council Candidates Forum, 6:30-8:30pm at West End Public Library (2301 L Street NW). The Foggy Bottom Association and the Dupont Circle Citizens Association are hosting a forum on May 29th for candidates seeking party nominations for D.C. Council *chair* and *at-large member* positions. All candidates appearing on the June 19th ballot for these races have been invited to participate in the forum, which will be moderated by Mark Segraves from Channel 4. FREEcivic

MAY

29

Tue

The start of DanceAfrica, DC 2018, Varies, May 29 – June 3 at Dance Place (3225 8th Street NE ). The 31st annual festival celebrating the dance, music and spirit of the African Diaspora! A week long celebration carrying on the tradition begun by our beloved Baba Chuck Davis (1937-2017). Featuring Mama Sylvia Soumah as Griot, outstanding African dance companies, a master class series, free outdoor activities and our signature African Marketplace, DanceAfrica, DC is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate and entertain. $30

Monday, May 28, 2018

🇺🇸HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!🍖

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National Memorial Day Parade, 2pm (Constitution Ave). The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its fourteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country. FREE

MAY

28

Mon

Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation - Memorial Day Program, 4-5:30pm at Women In Military Service For America Memorial (Memorial Ave & Schley Dr). The Women’s Memorial 21st annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., May 28, 2018. The ceremony, one of the major Memorial Day programs in the nation’s capital, is free and open to the public. In addition to formal military honors and a keynote address, the program will include remarks from past and present military women representing each of the services and the Memorial’s signature event, the scattering of rose petals in tribute to departed comrades. Members of the public are invited to join in the personal tribute segment of the program. FREE

MAY

28

Mon

Boardgame Madness to End the Madness, 7-10pm at the Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Each week is a matchup of two great organizations. To raise the stakes, if you win a boardgame, you get to help determine which group advances to the next round and where we donate the night's proceeds. At the end of the night, we'll proportionally donate half of the money based on how many votes each group received. The team with the most votes will advance to the next round. The other half of the money will be added to the grand prize for the group that wins the tournament. BOGO beer! $10

Sunday, May 27, 2018

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27

Sun

Mellow Gold Release Party!, Noon-Midnight at Cotton & Reed Distillery (1330 5th St NE). Join us Sunday, May 27, to celebrate the newest addition to the family: Mellow Gold. Batch 1 sales start at noon, First 50 bottles hand-signed by the C&R team & include a free gift, Cocktail and Shot specials, The Best Slushie in Town, The Mellowest Tunes. FREE

MAY

27

Sun

The Great American Pig Out 2, 12-4pm at American Ice Company (917 V St NW). Get ready to go hog wild again people, cuz this Memorial Day weekend we're bringing back THE GREAT AMERICAN PIG OUT! (Part 2. "This Time It's Personal.") Whole Roast Pig. All the Craft Beers. Whiskey. Live Bluegrass music. it doesn't get more American than this. $25 AYCE Food, $50 with beer

MAY

27

Sun

African Diaspora Heritage Talk Series - Screening and Discussion of Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew, 1:30-5:30pm at National Museum of African Art (950 Independence Avenue, SW). Join the National Museum of African Art for a celebration of Ethiopian Jewish heritage! Don’t miss this special screening of Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew (dir. Rebecca Shore, 2016, Israel, 43 min., Hebrew with English subtitles). In 1984, as a part of Operation Solomon, Mekonen Abebe and his family emigrated to Israel, alongside over 14,000 other Ethiopian Jews—but Abebe’s father died before he could make the trip. Follow along with Abebe’s emotional journey to see Ethiopia for the first time since leaving the country as a boy, and to finally visit his father’s grave. Following the film, an engaging discussion will be moderated by SHIN DC’s Shlomit Daniel alongside Issayas Yona Bogale, whose father Yona Bogale was the first leader of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel. Traditional refreshments and musical performances will follow. FREE

MAY

27

Sun

8th Annual Pink & White Memorial Day Rooftop Party @ the W Hotel, at POV Rooftop Lounge & Terrace at W (515 15th Street NW). Join JBC Events for the 8th Annual Memorial Day Eve party with the best views of DC from the rooftop of the W Hotel. The Pink and White Party will officially kick of Summer 2018 in style with music by DJ Heather Femia at the Terrace and DJ Pouria at POV. $23

Saturday, May 26, 2018

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26

Sat

The Creepy Morty's Ricktacular Revue!, 8:30-12am at Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St NW). It's time to get schwifty with Maki and friends! Join us on a salacious interdimensional romp from Gazorpazorp to The Citadel. Make sure to keep all limbs inside the space cruiser. $15+

MAY

26

Sat

Bae Bae K-Pop Dance Party, 10pm-2am at U Street Music Hall (1115 U Street NW). DC’s favorite k-pop dance party is back this Memorial Day weekend! More details to come about tickets, prizes, and, of course, a dance contest. music korean

MAY

26

Sat

The Great Gatsby Lawn Party , 11am-6pm at Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW). As warmer temperatures begin to creep upon us and with the tastes and sounds of summer in the air, return with Dardanella to a simpler time of music, dancing, tasty treats, and savory libations! A chance to step back to the end of the 1st World War, Prohibition’s Volstead Act (in memoriam), the success of Women’s Suffrage, and the roaring sights and sounds of the 1920’s! $35-105

MAY

26

Sat

Women of Tudor Place Tea & Tour, 12pm-2pm at Tudor Place (1644 31st St NW). Martha Washington’s devoted granddaughter. The enslaved woman who lived in her own home. The widowed single mother who ran the estate in wartime. The world traveler who served victims of World War I. For two centuries, the women of Tudor Place have been fierce, independent, and ahead of their time. Hear their stories! Following an elegant tea in the Dower House, this special tour takes you on a “Women’s Walk” through the historic mansion. $45

MAY

26

Sat

Speed Friending: Is It Summer Yet?, 6:30-8:30pm at Fantom Comics (2010 P St NW). If you've never been to one of our speed friendings before: it's like speed dating, but less awkward! Hang out with a buncha other nerds and make some new friends. We'll be serving alcohol! $5

MAY

26

Sat

This is Gonna Be the Start of Better Days: Poetry Class, 1:30-3pm at Meridian Hill Park (2400 15th Pl SE). Join C. Thomas for a one-hour long workshop designed to address poetry as a tool heal and to speak positivity into your life. Participants will learn helpful tips for how to help build safe spaces; encourage the use of positive affirmations; and practice self-care in terms in the event of triggering subject matter. $5

MAY

26

Sat

Live Concert: The Songs of Hadjidakis and Theodorakis, 8-10pm at Lohrfink Theater, Rafik Hariri Building at Georgetown University (3700 O St NW). This unique SPGH event, co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Modern Greek Studies Program, showcases, in the form of a live concert, the living tradition of two millennia of Greek music in the songs of Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hadjidakis. The songs will be performed by the Greek Music Ensemble, a Boston-based group committed to the critical interpretation and high-quality performance of contemporary Greek music, under the direction of Panagiotis Liaropoulos of the Berklee College of Music FREE

Friday, May 25, 2015

🍷HAPPY NATIONAL WINE DAY!🍷

MAY

25

Mon

Concert & Exhibition | Schoenberg, Schubert and the Odyssey of Exile, at Embassy of Austria (Austrian Cultural Forum DC) (3524 International Court NW). This unique concert explores the condition of exile in the music of four composers, ranging from the existential estrangement of Franz Schubert’s Wanderer to Hanns Eisler’s wartime exile in Los Angeles. FREE (usually have free seating, even if free tickets are sold out)

MAY

25

Mon

Jazz in the Garden, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front (Cool jazz) on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend for jazz in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden! Don't forget beach towels for seating and your instagrammable snacks! FREE

MAY

25

Mon

Black Joy Experience: DC Black Pride Opening Reception, 6:30-8:30pm at Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H Street NW). Join Impulse Group DC and AHF as we host the opening reception to kick off DC Black Pride! Complimentary Admission & Sponsored bar. FREE - for all DC Black Pride Events, see http://www.dcblackpride.org/schedule.htm

MAY

25

Mon

Tribe PopUp Dc Grand Opening with Patience & Orville the Poet, 5-11:59pm (2209 Rhode Island Ave NE). Join Us For Tribe Popup Dc's Grand Opening Night! Expect to enjoy great shopping from the DMV's dopest small businesses, small bites & drinks from our head in-house chef, and amazing entertainment from Patience of BoomScat & "Friends". $25

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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24

Thu

History Happy Hour: The Press & Presidency, 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 geek

MAY

24

Thu

Cuisine des Artistes 2018, 6:30-9:30pm at President Woodrow Wilson House (2340 S Street NW). Cuisine des Artistes is a dinner happening that showcases the talents of local area chefs and artists. In this rare union, gastronomical, visual, theatrical and literary artists join forces to create a feast for the senses featuring the most delicious edible art. $180+

MAY

24

Thu

Rooftop Reveal, 6-8pm at Chapman Stables (57 N Street NW). Enjoy crafted cocktails and light bites while you discover a well-appointed oasis that perfectly pairs old and new. Embrace the new style of historic living coming this summer. Studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condos from the low $300s to over $1M. FREE - Rescheduled from May 17 due to weather

MAY

24

Thu

5th Annual "My Brother's Keeper...Responding to the Call" Reception, 6:30-8:30pm at Paul Public Charter School (5800 8th Street NW). Join us for an evening of food, music, conversation and a critical call to action to continue the urgent work of closing the achievement gap for our young men in the District. Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres, Music and Program. FREE

MAY

24

Thu

Using Black Political Power To End HIV, 5:30-8pm at Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H Street NW, Independence Ball Room). On Thursday May 24th, in recognition of DC Black Pride, Impulse DC, the Human Rights Campaign, and our very special event hosts, Keith Boykin, Miss Lawrence, Rev. Karon Sadler, and Poet Taylor will hold a conversation about how we can make ending HIV a voting issue in 2018 and use Black political power as a vehicle for change. Join as at The Independence Ball Room at the Grand Hyatt (1000 H Street NW) for a complimentary sponsored bar and h'ordouvers reception before the discussion! FREE - for all DC Black Pride Events, see http://www.dcblackpride.org/schedule.htm

MAY

24

Thu

Slay The Vote Ball, 7pm-1am at Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H Street NW). The Icon Charles Khan, Legendary Duante Balenciaga & Legendary Twiggy Pucci Garcon: Present Slay The Vote Ball. FREE

MAY

24

Thu

Mustafa: Film Screening and Discussion, at National Endowment for Democracy (1025 F Street NW, #800). The National Endowment for Democracy invites you to a screening of the documentary film, Mustafa, featuring a conversation with Mustafa Dzhemilev, Commissioner for the Affairs of Crimean Tartars, Office of the President of Ukraine, and Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project, Kennedy School, Harvard University with remarks by Jorgan Andrews, Director for Eastern European Affairs, U.S. Department of State. and presentation of the Democracy Service Medal to Mustafa Dzhemilev. Light reception to follow. FREE

MAY

24

Thu

The Freya Project DC: National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, 7pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW). Please join us at our inaugural Washington, DC event upstairs at Colony Club in Park View on May 24th at 7:00 pm to support the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, with readings by these five brilliant women about a time they broke the rules. $20 (100% of ticket proceeds will go directly to National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.)

MAY

24

Thu

REMIX Nights: Swiss Beats, 5:30-8:30pm at Kogod Courtyard at National Portrait Gallery (8th and F Streets, NW). It's REMIX nights with a Swiss Touch: we're joining forces with the Embassy of Switzerland to bring you a night of Swiss and American art and cultural parallels. Experience electronic music performance and enjoy tasty treats with Electroclette’s melted cheese (why yes, they go together!), a print workshop by Soul & Ink (glow in the dark ink—need we say more?), art activities, and a dance performance by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company. All that, AND you’ll experience the exhibition after museum hours. FREE

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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23

Wed

⭐Pop-Up Magazine, 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, who range from Oscar-winning filmmakers to bestselling authors as well as emerging talent, tell reported, never-before-told, multimedia stories. To give you more of a sneak peek: our new show will feature a photographer’s look at the condolence gifts sent in the aftermath of mass shootings; a food correspondent’s analysis of Donald Trump’s favorite salad; a filmmaker’s discovery of the young children boxing their way out of poverty in Thailand; and so much more. $29-34; Use CHECKLISTDC for $5 off!

MAY

23

Wed

Profs & Pints: Why Populists Rise, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Join Professor Erik Jones, the director of European and Eurasian Studies at SAIS and a prolific writer on European politics, as he examines what's happening to advanced industrial democracies in the West and argues that having "democracy without solidarity" is what is getting their institutions in trouble. $11.34lecture history

MAY

23

Wed

The Future of Cybersecurity - Ray Rothrock & Richard A. Clarke, 6:30-8:30pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street NW). The new reality is that all digitally networked enterprises and organizations will fall under cyberattack and be breached. RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock will be speaking about his new book Digital Resilience, which explores the threats we face, how to assess the resiliency of networks, how to identify and address weaknesses, and how to respond to exploits swiftly and effectively. He will be joined by cybersecurity expert and former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism Richard A. Clarke for a discussion about the future of cybersecurity moderated by former-Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller. FREElecture

MAY

23

Wed

Javelin.com Launch Party by Lean Startup Machine, 6:30-9:30pm at Alley Coworking Space (2055 L. Street NW, 4th Flr). The team at Javelin.com / Lean Startup Machine have been building their software from China for the past two years. Come learn from the founders and hear lessons from their startup journey working with entrepreneurs around the world, insights into the China startup scene, and how Javelin.com can help you with your startup. Free food + drinks + startup advice + party = awesome. FREE

MAY

23

Wed

The Gardens - Giant Art Installation at Union station, 9am-9pm at Union Station (50 Massachusetts Ave NE). Please join us on May 23 at 9 am in the main hall of the Union Station for the opening ceremony of “The Gardens”! On Wednesday, May 23, morning commuters in the Union Station, in Washington DC, might notice that Station’s Main Hall looks different. A giant art installation “Gardens” by one of the most renowned Lithuanian American artists Ray Bartkus will be on display throughout a day (9 am – 9 pm). FREE

MAY

23

Wed

Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Aizuri Quartet, 7:30-9:30pm at National Museum of Women in th Arts, 5th Floor Performance Hall (1250 New York Ave NW). Praised by the Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded First Prize at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and Third Prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. The Quartet draws its name from “aizuri-e,” a style of predominantly blue Japanese woodblock printing. FREE (registration required)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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22

Tue

NPC Headliners Luncheon with Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, 12:30pm at The National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW 13th Floor - Ballroom). As National Guard troops answer President Trump’s call and head for the United States’ southern border, former Mexican President Vicente Fox will deliver an address entitled “Democracy at the Crossroads: Globalization versus Nationalism” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, May 22. $40

MAY

22

Tue

Adams Morgan Movie Nights: The Big Lebowski, 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

MAY

22

Tue

2018 Security Through Innovation Summit, 7:30am-1:45pm at FedScoop (1150 18th St NW). Register now to hear from a dynamic lineup of private and public sector experts exploring the key issues central to the future of federal cybersecurity and IT. FREE for .gov, .mil & press

MAY

22

Tue

4th Annual Edible DC Magazine Eat Drink Local, 6:00 - 9:00PM at Long View Gallery (1234 9th Street NW). Join EdibleDC Magazine for the 4th Annual Eat/Drink Local! Your ALL INCLUSIVE ticket gets you 15+ divine drinks and 15+ fabulous foods from the best bartenders and chefs across the DMV. VIP ticket holders will get exclusive access to private VIP experience with additional drinks/food as well as the VIP after party at TBA. $75+

MAY

22

Tue

✡AJC Access DC’s 18th Annual Young Diplomats Reception, 6:30-9:00PM at Social Tables (1325 G St NW). The annual Young Diplomats Reception brings together Jewish young professionals with the D.C. diplomatic community for ACCESS DC's signature event. $40

MAY

22

Tue

2018 Foodelicious Night, 6:30-8:30pm at Freer Gallery of Art-Meyer Auditorium (1050 Independence Ave SW). The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs invites you to “Foodelicious Night” as part of the District’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. Please join us for exciting cooking demonstrations from three of DC’s award-winning AAPI chefs and get an exclusive taste of the delicious offerings. FREE

MAY

22

Tue

WeWork & VoteRunLead: Women's Leadership Works Kick-Off Celebration, 6-8pm at WeWork 80 M SE (80 M St SE). Join us in DC to formally kick-off our national partnership to train women to run for office and win. WeWork and VoteRunLead are hosting a launch event that will bring together women elected officials, industry leaders, female entrepreneurs and future candidates. We are thrilled to welcome Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as our headliner, as well as: Elise Jordan, TIME Columnist & NBC Contributor. Alicia Menendez, Amanpour and Company, PBS, & Contributing Editor, Bustle. State Representative Ilhan Omar, MN & VoteRunLead Alumna. FREE

MAY

22

Tue

Metro DC Amazon Town Hall, 6:30-8:30pm at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church - Washington, DC (1525 Newton St NW). Our states' elected leaders in DC, Virginia, and Maryland are rushing to give away an unknown amount (or in Maryland's case $8.5B) of taxpayer money to the world’s richest man and one of the world’s wealthiest companies in an effort to bring Amazon’s “HQ2” to the region. The governments of all three states have signed non-disclosure agreements with Amazon, preventing DC, Virginia, and Maryland residents from even knowing what is being offered with their tax dollars. Learn more at the town hall! FREE

MAY

22

Tue

Cocktails,Conversation & Songs with "Madame Secretary" Actor Erich Bergen, 6-7:30pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW 13th Floor). Erich Bergen, who currently stars as Blake Moran on the CBS drama, Madam Secretary, will discuss his role as a Washington insider on the television series as well as sing a few songs at the piano at a special National Press Club Headliners event at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, in the club’s Fourth Estate Room. $10

MAY

22

Tue

2018 DC Black Pride Awards Reception, 6:30-8:30pm at The Park at 14th (920 14th Street Northwest). Join us as we honor the 2018 DC Black Pride award recipients. The evening will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Program begins at 7:15 p.m. Fox News contributor and national syndicated radio host Richard A. Fowler will serve as master of ceremonies. $10

MAY

22

Tue

Introducing the Center for Digital Acceleration, 5:30-7:30pm at Ozio rooftop (1813 M St NW). Please join DAI, TechChange, and D.C.’s ICT4D community to celebrate the launch of the Center for Digital Acceleration Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:30 to 7:30 on the rooftop at Ozio in downtown DC. We’ll have snacks and drinks for those who arrive before 6. FREE

Monday, May 21, 2018

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21

Mon

Boardgame Madness to End the Madness, 7-10pm at the Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Each week is a matchup of two great organizations. To raise the stakes, if you win a boardgame, you get to help determine which group advances to the next round and where we donate the night's proceeds. At the end of the night, we'll proportionally donate half of the money based on how many votes each group received. The team with the most votes will advance to the next round. The other half of the money will be added to the grand prize for the group that wins the tournament. BOGO beer! $10

MAY

21

Mon

Gallery Opening & Reception: "Bridging Cultures, Changing Lives", 6-7:30pm at Confucius Institute U.S. Center (1776 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 400). Join us in our beautiful gallery space for light refreshments, traditional tea tasting, live music and an opportunity to see the exciting work of Confucius Institutes around the country. A beautiful collection of photos highlighting the transformative power of Chinese language and cultural education submitted by Confucius Institutes from around the country. FREE

MAY

21

Mon

Startup Grind DC Presents David Bradley, Owner of The Atlantic and Advisory Board, 6-9pm at The Alley (2055 L St NW (4th Floor)). David Bradley is the owner of Atlantic Media, which owns and operates several prominent media companies and services including The Atlantic, National Journal & The Hotline, Quartz, and Government Executive. Before his career as a publisher, Bradley founded the Advisory Board Company and Corporate Executive Board, two Washington-based consulting companies. $20

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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20

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BARnival: An Industry Party, 6-11pm at Republic Restoratives (1369 New York Ave NE). Step right up! Come one, come all to this Spring's most spirited carnival. Featuring adult fun and games for the whole industry fam- we'll have ring toss, corn hole, cocktails in liquid AND cotton candy form, Timber Pizza for purchase and on the main stage: Cocktail Competitions all night! FREE

MAY

20

Sun

Hidden Union Station, 10am-12pm at Union Station (50 Massachusetts Ave NE). Over a century later, the station still buzzes with travelers, trains, and history. Join the Atlas Obscura Society D.C. in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and Infrastructure Week as we discover the secrets of this D.C. Daniel Burnham masterpiece. $26.95

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Profs & Pints: Mermaid Tales, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Join Philippa Rappoport, an expert on Slavic folklore and rituals, as she makes an encore Profs and Pints appearance to discuss Russia's water spirits and the traditions centered around them. $11.34lecture history

MAY

20

Sun

Taste of Arlington, 12-6pm at Ballston Metro (4401 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203). Taste of Arlington is the largest food+craft beer+wine+live music+dog and kid friendly outdoor festival in Northern Virginia. Come celebrate the 31st year of the festival in Ballston! FREEfood family outdoors children kids

MAY

20

Sun

2018 DC Bike Swap & Expo, 11-4pm at Dock5 (1309 5th St NE). Buy, sell, hang out, shop, trade with industry reps, advocates, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists. FREEbicycle

MAY

20

Sun

DC Science Comedy, 7-9pm at the DC Improv Comedy Club (1140 Connecticut Ave NW). Once a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, two-time MIT graduate Dhaya changed careers to pursue a life in stand-up comedy that has taken her all over the country. Dhaya is the 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (previously awarded to Samantha Bee and Wanda Sykes) and was named "The Bay Area’s 11 Best Standup Comedians", and "Women to Watch" by media stations in San Francisco where she currently lives. Comedy Central Asia crowned Dhaya the Grand Prize Winner of “The Ultimate Comedy Challenge” filmed in Singapore. $17comedy

MAY

20

Sun

Bourbon & Bluegrass 2018, 2-5pm at President Lincoln's Cottage (140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW). This year you can lounge on Lincoln’s lawn, sip bourbon and enjoy live bluegrass music! All proceeds from the event go towards preservation efforts at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Help us keep this historic gem open and available to share Lincoln’s untold stories. $65+

MAY

20

Sun

Thai Food Festival, 10am-3pm at Disciples of Wat Tummaprateip, DC (36 Farmington Rd W, Accokeek, Maryland 20607). The Board has organized a Thai Food festival to assist in raising additional funds for construction of a new temple hall and to provide a permanent site for Buddhism. FREEfood family outdoors children kids

MAY

20

Sun

Local Lips Event Series : Balance in Motherhood, at Lululemon Athletica (3265 M St NW). Join Take Care Shop & Brightest Young Things for the next FREE Local Lips event- and we're celebrating all of the amazing mothers and mothers-to-be, and anyone else who might be interested in learning about BALANCE from women who truly know how to multi-task - some super cool MOMS! May's focus is Balance in Motherhood and we can wait to learn from so many amazing women. The day will include this engaging panel discussion, and feature bites and sips from local partners, including CAVA, libations from Bluestone Lane, PLUS enjoy a curated Lip Bar and pop up shop from Take Care Shop, Koko's Nest, a photobooth, giveaways and more! (and the post-panel yoga! don't forget about the yoga!) FREEyoga

Saturday, May 19, 2018

MAY

19

Sat

⭐Bike the District! "Petals & Pedals" Spring Series Finale, 11am-2pm (1351 Alabama Ave SE). Join us for a fun, free bike ride! Enjoy the beautiful spring weather on a fun tour of DC's nicest less known trails! Each ride will be from 4-6 miles round trip. LimeBike will provide free bicycles for all and helmets for kids! FREEbicycle outdoors fitness kids children family

MAY

19

Sat

⭐DC Bike Ride, at West Potomac Park (100 West Basin Drive SW). This is a 20 mile long bike ride that’s closed to all car-traffic $25+
ChecklistDC: This is one of the best ways to visit the monuments. Streets are closed for the event so you get a special view of the city. It’s an event that you should go to at least once.
bicycle outdoors fitness

MAY

19

Sat

Bringing Comedy to Science: The Workshop, 10am-1pm at Drafthouse Comedy Theater (1100 13th St NW). his hands-on workshop will explore the underlying mechanisms of joke writing and science communication and how they overlap. You'll hear from award-winning comedians, journalists, a scientist, and a science cartoonist who work to make their performances, podcasts, videos, articles, and presentations engaging and funny. Then you'lll get the chance to practice by reading a press release or hearing a lecture and identifying funny angles for a story in breakout groups. $25-35

MAY

19

Sat

52 O Street Studios Open Studios, 12-6pm at 52 O Street Studios (52 O St NW). The 52 O Street Artist Open Studios invites the public into the creative work spaces of the artists and designers at 52 O Street. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet artists, explore workspaces, learn about their creative process, and have the opportunity to purchase artworks directly from the artists themselves. FREE

MAY

19

Sat

Blessing of the Fleet, 12-2pm at Wharf DC (690 Water St SW). Boating season begins now! The Wharf has partnered with The Port of Washington Yacht Club - POWYC and DC Brau Brewing Company to hold a “Blessing of the Fleet” viewing party and an after party at Cantina Bambina. The ceremony will be held at the Dockmaster Building, where boats will parade by and receive a blessing from local DC pastors. At the after party, expect Cantina Bambina’s signature drinks and treats (like frozen custard), plenty of frosty DC Brau brew, and a beautiful view of the Washington Channel. FREE

MAY

19

Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Columbia Heights & Mt. Pleasant Community Planting, 9am-12pm at District Bridges (3400 11th St NW, Ste 200). Join District Bridges and the Ward 1 Clean Team for a Community Planting! The Ward 1 Clean Team will bring all the equipment and plants. All you need to bring are eager hands that are ready to get dirty FREE

MAY

19

Sat

The Summit: Art for Social Impact, 2-7:30pm at the Festival Center (1640 Columbia Rd NW). Learn about how to use the arts for community organizing. Celebrate how the arts are advancing justice in Washington, DC. $20

MAY

19

Sat

Nerd Nite, 6:30pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). Nerd Nite is an informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new. Each evening, three nerds will give short, fun presentations where they can nerd out about sperm transfer, string theory, Aztec mythology, or some similarly nerdilicious topic. While they talk, you drink, thereby increasing their wittiness, and your IQ. $10

MAY

19

Sat

Bourbon & Bluegrass 2018, 2-5pm at President Lincoln's Cottage (140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW). This year you can lounge on Lincoln’s lawn, sip bourbon and enjoy live bluegrass music! All proceeds from the event go towards preservation efforts at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Help us keep this historic gem open and available to share Lincoln’s untold stories. SOLD OUT for Sat - but not yet for Sunday 5/20

MAY

19

Sat

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

MAY

19

Sat

Closing Reception: May Shows, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street NW). It's the very last chance to see our first round of May exhibitions before they're gone! Come by the gallery to meet the artists, take in their beautiful artwork, and enjoy some complimentary nibbles! This event is free and open to the public - everyone is welcome! Featuring artwork by Yuno Baswir, Micheline Klagsbrun, Sally Kauffman, Andrea Rowe Kraus, and Jo Levine! FREE

MAY

19

Sat

Annual Keyboard Concert featuring Patti McCoy, Justin-Lee Schultz, and Malik Mayne, 6-8pm at Capitol Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church (914 Massachusetts Ave NE). CHC's Annual Keyboard Concert will be held on May 19, at 6:00 p.m. Our special guests include: internationally acclaimed gospel-jazz artist, Patti McCoy; child prodigy from South Africa, Justin-Lee Shultz with the JLS Experience; and Malik Mayne, Senior Piano Performance student from Oakwood University. You do not want to miss this event! Artist reception to follow. FREE

MAY

19

Sat

**CANCELLED** Cannes Film Festival Closing Night, 6-10pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). Can't make it to the Cannes French Film Festival? Join us for a red carpet evening at the Embassy of France! Movies, the red stairs, movie stars, the French Riviera... Live the star-studded Cannes experience without leaving the Nation's Capital! Includes film shorts and dinner reception. $70

Friday, May 18, 2018

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18

Fri

Bike to Work Day, Bike to Work Day is an annual regional event coordinated by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Associaiton to promote commuting to and from work by bike. Join other commuters at 100 locations this year to celebrate this eco-friendly way of commuting. FREE

MAY

18

Fri

Sound Health: Daybreaker: Havana Morning, 6-9pm at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F St NW). In lieu of yoga, we're hosting our FIRST-ever Daybreaker salsa class! DC Casineros will lead us in a one hour class at sunrise on the terrace. And our fav Cuban American DJ duo, Dude Skywalker, is in from Miami to DC for their first time to serve beats to keep us dancing. $20-35

MAY

18

Fri

Plants in the Past: Fossils and the Future, 9am-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Ave NW). 🍃🌿🌱The 16th Smithsonian Botanical Symposium will explore plants in the past, from their early origins to the more recent rise of the angiosperms. FREEsciencehistory lecture geek

MAY

18

Fri

Art Opening and Reception for Artist Dorian Allyn Berman, 6:30-8:30pm at Hera Hub DC (5028 Wisconsin Ave NW). Join us for food and drinks as we celebrate the installation of our new show! This collection will showcase the works of Dorian Allyn Berman, a local artist from Bethesda, MD. Her works will be on display and for sale until September 2018. FREE

MAY

18

Fri

Swing Into Victory: Garden Party, 6-8:30pm at The Enid A. Haupt Garden, East Terrace Walk and the Arts and Industries Building (900 Jefferson Drive SW). Join us to celebrate the patriotic American food gardens of World War II with live music, swing dancing, canning demonstrations, activities, tastings and food and drink inspired by the era. Service Uniform, Cocktail Attire and 1940’s Dress encouraged! $50

MAY

18

Fri

Tyrant, A Workshop Production, 8-9:30pm at Source Theatre Black Box (1835 14th Street NW). As a part of CulturalDC's Performing Arts initiative, Kathleen Akerley’s original play “Tyrant" interrogates the intersection of racial and class-based oppression. Pay what you can

MAY

18

Mon

Jazz in the Garden: The JoGo Project, 5pm at National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (700 Constitution Ave NE). Join The JoGo Project (Jazz and gogo) 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, May 17, 2018

MAY

17

Thu

Art Battle, 6-10pm at Republic Restoratives (1369 New York Ave NE). Please join us for a wonderful evening of creativity and community, a live painting tournament showcasing local artists and connecting Washington, DC to towns and cities around the world! Come watch as artists transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in just 20 minutes, and then help vote to determine the winner of the evening! All artwork will also be available for silent auction. $25

MAY

17

Thu

Washingtonian's Rosé Soirée, 5:30-8:30pm at the Observatory at America's Square Rooftop (300 New Jersey Ave NW). Celebrate Spring at Washingtonian’s “Rosé Soirée”, a vibrant evening of rosé, entertainment and dancing while enjoying unbeatable views of the nation’s capital from the rooftop of the Observatory at America’s Square. You’ll sample top-rated rosé while enjoying sweet and savory bites, live music, and more! $65drinks party

MAY

17

Thu

DC Embassy Chef Challenge, 6:39pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Celebrate culinary diplomacy and enjoy a uniquely DC opportunity to taste authentic food & drinks from embassy chefs representing all regions of the world. $85+

MAY

17

Thu

Zoofari, 6:30-9:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). ZooFari is the premier culinary event featuring more than 100 of the top Washington, D.C., restaurants and vintners—all in the wild setting of the Smithsonian's National Zoo. $100+food

MAY

17

Thu

Nat Geo Nights: The Science of Genius, 5:30-8pm at National Geographic (1600 M St NW). National Geographic Explorers Steve Ramirez, Jedidah Isler, and David Moinina Sengeh are pioneers in their fields, pushing the boundaries of what we think is possible. Learn about their innovative work tinkering with memories, discovering truths about the universe, and using artificial intelligence to revolutionize healthcare. $20sciencehistory lecture geek

MAY

17

Thu

Realizing Potential Cocktail Party Benefiting Sports Plus, 6:30-8:30pm at Allen & Overy LLP (1101 New York Ave NW). Join us for a lovely evening to raise much needed funds for Sports Plus! There will be a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, sports and concert tickets, gift cards to some wonderful restaurants in the metropolitan area, and the opportunity to pay for a child or teen to enjoy a sports or swim program during the year. Food will be provided, as well as an open bar and entertainment by internationally acclaimed Flamenco guitarist Torcuato Zamora! $40-250cause charity

MAY

17

Thu

2018 Washington REIT's Charity Crawfish Boil, 6-10pm at Army Navy Building Rooftop (1627 Eye Street NW). As a valued business partner of Washington REIT, we are pleased to invite you to kick-off our fundraising efforts at a Crawfish Boil. $50charity cause food

MAY

17

Thu

Infrastructure Week Rooftop Reception with Waterways and Airsheds Leaders, 6-8pm at Cassidy & Associates (733 10th St NW). We welcome industry, government, and non-profit leaders of infrastructure policy to join a conversation on innovative solutions to maritime and air quality infrastructure. These two segments of our infrastructureagenda are vital to the economic and health of our nation. FREE

MAY

17

Thu

Q Street GOP Reception, 6-9pm at Rooftop of Cozen O'Connor (1200 19th St NW). Join us for a spring GOP reception hosted by Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies. Q Street hosts various events targeted to increase the diversity of our membership in many ways—though our members and friends of all political affiliations are welcome at these events. FREE

MAY

17

Thu

An Evening with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, 7-10pm at Patagonia (1048 Wisconsin Ave NW). Join us at Patagonia DC for an evening with large carnivore ecologist and storyteller, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, whose research explores the influence of human activity on large carnivores. Learn about her unconventional path toward working with wild animals and of her current studies of black bears, African lions and tropical primates. Snacks and beverages from Patagonia Provisions and local partners are all on us at this free event. Follow Rae's adventures @raewynngrant on all social platforms. Remember, BYOcup to our events for drinks! FREE

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

MAY

16

Wed

⭐Community Outreach Event, 11am-3pm at Deeds of Kindness Outreach Services (401 New York Avenue). Free meals, clothing, haircuts, shoes and on-site access to health and wellness providers in the areas of recovery support, employment, housing, screenings, etc. FREE
ChecklistDC: Spread the words to those who need this service!

MAY

16

Wed

Pun DMV, 7:30-9:15pm at the DC Improv Comedy Club (1140 Connecticut Ave NW). Come out and wordplay! You're invited to watch or compete in Pun DMV, our pun contest. The night features two events, based on the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship. In the Freestyle, contestants register in advance and prepare short pun-filled speeches. In the Tournament, people sign up the night of the show for an on-the-spot pun battle. Win either contest and you can go home with some prizes. $6comedy

MAY

16

Wed

ONS Advocacy Day Reception, 5-6:30pm at Senate Dirksen Office Building (2nd St NE). As a thank you to our supporters from the nursing, cancer, and patient advocate communities, ONS would like to cordially invite you to a celebratory reception for the ONS Center for Advocacy and Health Policy. FREE

MAY

16

Wed

MAKE in DC: A Pop-Up-Palooza, 1:30-5pm at MakeOffices Glover Park (2201 Wisconsin Ave NW). Join BYT & MakeOffices to celebrate the opening of the newest MakeOffices locattion with an afternoon of panels, pop-ups, instagrammable art installations, incredible networking opportunities, giveways, and so much more. FREE

MAY

16

Wed

Rotary Program (Speaker: Lara Romano, Embassy of Croatia), 6:30-7:30pm at Embassy of Croatia (2343 Massachusetts Avenue NW). The Embassy of Crotia will host a reception for our Rotary Club after the Rotary program. All members and guests must RSVP with Navin no later than Tuesday, May 15 at noon. FREE

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

MAY

15

Tue

The Mess Around: An Evening of Music & Movement Improvisation, 8pm at DwellDC (Alley behind 13th & Florida Ave NE (GPS Location). Join us for a music and movement improvisation session open to players/movers of all backgrounds and levels of experience. Dedicated to non-idiomatic/pan-idiomatic/'free' playing. Listening comes first. Bring your instrument and any amplification you require. $5 donation

MAY

15

Tue

Profs & Pints: Mapping the Silk Road, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Professor Justin Jacobs will describe archeological finds unearthed along the Silk Road, including evidence of ancient marriage contracts, travelers' phrasebooks, and weapons used by bandits and warriors. $11.34lecture history

MAY

15

Tue

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Candidate's Food Forum, 6-8:30pm at NPR (1111 North Capitol St NE). The Candidate's Food Forum will bring together candidates for city-wide Council seats to share their ideas and positions on DC food system issues. Candidates will answer questions about food justice and health equity; school food and nutrition; urban agriculture; economic development and more. Join us to make sure our candidates for the DC Council know how much food matters to you. FREE

MAY

15

Tue

Celebrate Mt. Pleasant Library's 93rd Birthday!, 6-9pm at the Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Reading is FUNdamental!! Come celebrate the 93rd birthday & help contribute to the Mt. Pleasant Library! All proceeds of 3 Stars Brewing Company's Peppercorn Saison will be donated to the Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Public Library. They will also have a Pop-Up market with Used & Rare Books, Delicious Treats and Vinyl Records. FREE

MAY

15

Tue

AAWGC 2018 Reception & Forum, 5:45-7:30pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th St NW). Join us, for a reception to learn more about the African Amercan Women's Giving Circle. You are also invited to stay for the forum. The African American Women's Giving Circle (AAWGC), in partnership with Pepco Edison Place Gallery, presents a capacity building forum for small-medium sized nonprofits. FREE

MAY

15

Tue

Adams Morgan Movie Nights: Pixar Shorts, 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

MAY

15

Tue

Mos Eisley Cantina - Cosplay Night, 5:30-11pm at Nocturne (1932 9th Street NW). Join spacers, smugglers and maybe a Wookie or two in The Cantina at the Mos Eisley spaceport on Tatooine. Nocturne's first cosplay night will feature Bantha milk, as well as individual cocktails and bar snacks from our regular menu. Admission will be standing room so there is plenty of space for your crew. We'll even let you bring your droid. FREE

MAY

15

Tue

Racial Justice Working Group, 5:30-8pm at Open Society Foundation (1730 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite #700). Please join the Racial Justice Working Group for a discussion with Cynthia Roseberry, former Project Director for Clemency Project 2014 and featured in The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense, by Andrea Lyon. The talk will be followed by rooftop reception (weather permitting). In addition, OSF is a secure buiilding and you must be on the list to access the event. FREE with RSVP

Monday, May 14, 2018

MAY

14

Mon

2018 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reception, 6-8pm at The City Club of Washington, DC (555 13th Street Northwest). Teach For America's Asian American & Pacific Islander Alliances, Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), and Leadership for Educational Equity are pleased to co-host the 2018 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) Reception, bringing together members of the #AANHPI community in Washington, DC to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the accomplishments of our community to date. FREE

MAY

14

Mon

Boardgame Madness to End the Madness, 7-10pm at the Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Each week is a matchup of two great organizations. To raise the stakes, if you win a boardgame, you get to help determine which group advances to the next round and where we donate the night's proceeds. At the end of the night, we'll proportionally donate half of the money based on how many votes each group received. The team with the most votes will advance to the next round. The other half of the money will be added to the grand prize for the group that wins the tournament. BOGO beer! $10

MAY

14

Mon

Local Press Club: Behind the Story w. Our Fave DC Journalists, 6-9pm at Pearl Street Warehouse (33 Pearl Street SW). Three huge reasons to come: 1. Check out Pearl Street Warehouse and their happy hour offerings. 2. Hear the backstories behind some of the best local journalism of 2018. 3. Meet the team behind 730DC! FREE

MAY

14

Mon

Rebuild With Us: Updating Infrastructure Requires a Skilled Workforce, 3:30-7pm at National City-County Leadership Center (660 North Capitol St NW). Policymakers, industry experts, and city leaders agree – we must rebuild America’s infrastructure before it’s too late. But, it's not just about finding the necessary funds to fix physical infrastructure, it's also about investing in the workforce that will design, build and maintain these complex systems. Join us for a discussion to learn more about what it takes to develop the workforce. FREE

Sunday, May 13, 2018

💐HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!💐

MAY

13

Sun

NomA Walking Tour: Murals, 4-6pm (1st and Pierce Street NE). Join us for a mural walking tour and happy hour with some of the POW!WOW! DC artists! At 4:00pm we'll meet at the corner of 1st and Pierce Street NE to tour the neighborhood and check out the murals, ending at Wunder Garten for drinks (for those 21+)! FREE

MAY

13

Sun

We're turning two! We can't celebrate without you and your mom., 12-5pm at Republic Restoratives (1369 New York Ave NE). So for this party, we're keeping it simple and old school: Mason Dixie Biscuit is joining us and dishing up what they do best: breakfast sammies. We'll have coffee, cocktails, great music and hopefully a lot of you. And your moms. Seriously, bring her. FREE

MAY

13

Sun

Big BBQ Birthday Blowout, 4pm at Cafe Saint-Ex (1847 14th St NW). All you can eat BBQ with an option for unlimited pours of select beer. $15-30

MAY

13

Sun

18th Annual Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 12-9pm at Asian Pacific American Film (APA Film) (1629 K st NW, Suite 300). Please join us for a weekend of AAPI films, filmmaker panels, great food, and live AAPI entertainment to celebrate and promote diversity in film and media! Awards ceremony and closing night party at 6pm. $10-50movie

Saturday, May 12, 2018

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

MAY

12

Sat

District Mug Pop-Up, 11am-4pm at Adams Morgan Ace Hardware (1704 Columbia Rd NW). District Mugs is a volunteer-run nonprofit that introduces entrepreneurship and business concepts to homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., by teaching them how to paint sell coffee mugs and helping them sell those mugs at pop-ups and other events. Participants in the District Mugs program have the opportunity to earn a small income from the production and sale of their coffee mugs, while learning long-term transferable business skills. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

Acoustic Fields / Barbara Januszkiewicz, 4-6pm at Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf (40 District Sq SW). Meet the artist. Januszkiewicz ’s Acoustic Fields exhibit, at Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf we can see how she has unlocked an innovative method of staining the unprimed canvas in the same manner as she paints on paper. Large acrylics on unprimed canvass will be the focus of her Acoustic Fields exhibit. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

La Esquina- Outdoor Photo Exhibit, 1-4pm (3146 Mt Pleasant St NW). This one day outdoor exhibit will be on display in the area immediately adjacent to the Mt. Pleasant Street 7-11 store. The photo exhibit is a 2017 Open Humanities grant project. It is one the by-products of an oral history interview project conceived and executed by Quique Aviles. Rick Rienhard captured photos of the men and women interviewed for the project. The photo are accompanied by audio recollections of those who participated in project. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

Artist Workshop with Amanda Burnham, 2-4pm at Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Pl SE). Make your mark and make some art! As part of CulturalDC's Mobile Art Gallery, artist Amanda Burnham will lead a free collage workshop with the public. Participants will learn techniques to create their own colorful, 3D collage drawings which evoke sound, smell, taste, and touch (as well as sight!) through visual language. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

18th Annual Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 12-11pm at Asian Pacific American Film (APA Film) (1629 K st NW, Suite 300). Please join us for a weekend of AAPI films, filmmaker panels, great food, and live AAPI entertainment to celebrate and promote diversity in film and media! Reception for all audience at 8:30pm $10-50movie

MAY

12

Sat

Fiesta de Pre-Día de las Madres!, 8pm-1am at Hawk 'n' Dove (329 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Pre-Mother's Day bash with salsa and bomba classes! $10dancing dance spanish

MAY

12

Sat

2nd Annual Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival, 11am-9pm at the Yards Park (355 Water St SE). More Taco Trucks/Vendors - 8 Margarita Bars, 20 Taco Vendors, 50+ Craft Beers and the East Coast's Largest Tequila Pavilion, plus Great Live Entertainment. $48.47+food festival

MAY

12

Sat

Takoma Porch Music Festival 2018, 2-6pm (Takoma Park, Maryland). The 6th annual Takoma Porch Music Festival is happening again in Old Town Takoma Park, MD on Saturday, May 12th from 2 - 6 PM. Spend your day as a musical tourist walking the streets of beautiful Takoma Park, listening to musicians from the local and regional area. FREEmusic neighborhood

MAY

12

Sat

Tee Con (The Ultimate T-Shirt Convention) 2018 - Marvel Comics Theme, 9am-9pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Tee Con (The Ultimate T-Shirt Convention) is now going into its 3rd year! And this year, we will be doing a MARVEL COMICS THEME! So aside from the outstanding speakers and panelist from April Walker (Walker Wear), Tamiko White, Kenny Kas Flanagan, Christine Brooks-Cropper, Darel Dawson (Grindstone Universal) and others we will have COSPLAY!! And we will have a $300 grand prize for the best COSTUMES!!!! $5

MAY

12

Sat

Funk Parade, 12-10pm at U Street (1400 U St NW). Funk Parade is DC's largest local music art and dance festival. Join us for a #FunkPowered experience on our 5th Anniversary Saturday May 12th! FREEmusic neighborhood

MAY

12

Sat

Day of the Dog, 10am-3pm at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St SE). We’ll have activities for both people and their pups🐶, including contests, games, demonstrations and much more. Local pet vendors and services will also be present, as well as pet adoption agencies and shelters with dogs and cats ready for adoption. FREElets family kids children outdoor

MAY

12

Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: I Rent, I Vote: Tenant Town Hall and Candidate Forum, 11am-3pm at All Souls Church Unitarian (1500 Harvard St NW). This year the Tenant Town Hall will be a forum for candidates in the upcoming primary election to debate how they plan to handle tenants rights and affordable housing issues. Come hear from the candidates yourself! FREE

MAY

12

Sat

Funk Parade at Franklin Hall, 7-11pm at Franklin Hall (1348 Florida Avenue NW). Fort Knox Recordings & Franklin Hall present FUNK PARADE SHOWCASE featuring: Backbeat Underground & Gordon Sterling and the People. music

MAY

12

Sat

Open Reception: D.C. ROCKS and GOING GLOBAL, 4-6pm (2204 Rhode Island Ave NE). Guests can meet the artists at the Opening Reception on May 12th, 4 – 6pm. Free and open to the public, with light refreshments and wine provided and music curated by Ahmad Zaghal. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

AF DC, 11am-6pm at Union Market (1309 5th St NE). AF is two day pop-up market designed to make shopping fun again. Our first event of the Spring season kicks off at Union Market DC, May 12-13 from 11am - 6pm. With over 100 brands in attendance, you'll be the first to experience the world's most innovative and emerging brands, all with complimentary cocktails provided by Marker's Mark. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Housing, Displacement & Comp Plan: Solutions, 1:30-4pm at Union Temple (1225 W St SE). Affordable housing solutions, update on Barry Farm's fight against displacement, Comp Plan update. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

Funk Parade Official AfterParty Jam Session!, 10pm-1am at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). After a day packed chock fulla funknutty goodness with the Funk Parade, there's only one way to end the evening: JAM. The folks who bring you Trifling Tuesday and Wilding Wednesday every month will be assembling some of the biggest names in the DC Soul and Funk scene to gather together for one epic jam and hang session

MAY

12

Sat

Hirshhorn Spring Gala Party 2018, 8:30pm at Hirshhorn Museum (Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW). Celebrate the iconic decade of MTV, Madonna, and the artists from the ‘80s who forever impacted and redefined the world of art. Open bar, Dessert Performance, Music, Art & more. $195+

Saturday, May 12, 2018

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

MAY

12

Sat

District Mug Pop-Up, 11am-4pm at Adams Morgan Ace Hardware (1704 Columbia Rd NW). District Mugs is a volunteer-run nonprofit that introduces entrepreneurship and business concepts to homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., by teaching them how to paint sell coffee mugs and helping them sell those mugs at pop-ups and other events. Participants in the District Mugs program have the opportunity to earn a small income from the production and sale of their coffee mugs, while learning long-term transferable business skills. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

Acoustic Fields / Barbara Januszkiewicz, 4-6pm at Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf (40 District Sq SW). Meet the artist. Januszkiewicz ’s Acoustic Fields exhibit, at Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf we can see how she has unlocked an innovative method of staining the unprimed canvas in the same manner as she paints on paper. Large acrylics on unprimed canvass will be the focus of her Acoustic Fields exhibit. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

La Esquina- Outdoor Photo Exhibit, 1-4pm (3146 Mt Pleasant St NW). This one day outdoor exhibit will be on display in the area immediately adjacent to the Mt. Pleasant Street 7-11 store. The photo exhibit is a 2017 Open Humanities grant project. It is one the by-products of an oral history interview project conceived and executed by Quique Aviles. Rick Rienhard captured photos of the men and women interviewed for the project. The photo are accompanied by audio recollections of those who participated in project. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

Artist Workshop with Amanda Burnham, 2-4pm at Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Pl SE). Make your mark and make some art! As part of CulturalDC's Mobile Art Gallery, artist Amanda Burnham will lead a free collage workshop with the public. Participants will learn techniques to create their own colorful, 3D collage drawings which evoke sound, smell, taste, and touch (as well as sight!) through visual language. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

18th Annual Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 12-11pm at Asian Pacific American Film (APA Film) (1629 K st NW, Suite 300). Please join us for a weekend of AAPI films, filmmaker panels, great food, and live AAPI entertainment to celebrate and promote diversity in film and media! Reception for all audience at 8:30pm $10-50movie

MAY

12

Sat

Fiesta de Pre-Día de las Madres!, 8pm-1am at Hawk 'n' Dove (329 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Pre-Mother's Day bash with salsa and bomba classes! $10dancing dance spanish

MAY

12

Sat

2nd Annual Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival, 11am-9pm at the Yards Park (355 Water St SE). More Taco Trucks/Vendors - 8 Margarita Bars, 20 Taco Vendors, 50+ Craft Beers and the East Coast's Largest Tequila Pavilion, plus Great Live Entertainment. $48.47+food festival

MAY

12

Sat

Takoma Porch Music Festival 2018, 2-6pm (Takoma Park, Maryland). The 6th annual Takoma Porch Music Festival is happening again in Old Town Takoma Park, MD on Saturday, May 12th from 2 - 6 PM. Spend your day as a musical tourist walking the streets of beautiful Takoma Park, listening to musicians from the local and regional area. FREEmusic neighborhood

MAY

12

Sat

Tee Con (The Ultimate T-Shirt Convention) 2018 - Marvel Comics Theme, 9am-9pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Tee Con (The Ultimate T-Shirt Convention) is now going into its 3rd year! And this year, we will be doing a MARVEL COMICS THEME! So aside from the outstanding speakers and panelist from April Walker (Walker Wear), Tamiko White, Kenny Kas Flanagan, Christine Brooks-Cropper, Darel Dawson (Grindstone Universal) and others we will have COSPLAY!! And we will have a $300 grand prize for the best COSTUMES!!!! $5

MAY

12

Sat

Funk Parade, 12-10pm at U Street (1400 U St NW). Funk Parade is DC's largest local music art and dance festival. Join us for a #FunkPowered experience on our 5th Anniversary Saturday May 12th! FREEmusic neighborhood

MAY

12

Sat

Day of the Dog, 10am-3pm at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St SE). We’ll have activities for both people and their pups🐶, including contests, games, demonstrations and much more. Local pet vendors and services will also be present, as well as pet adoption agencies and shelters with dogs and cats ready for adoption. FREElets family kids children outdoor

MAY

12

Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: I Rent, I Vote: Tenant Town Hall and Candidate Forum, 11am-3pm at All Souls Church Unitarian (1500 Harvard St NW). This year the Tenant Town Hall will be a forum for candidates in the upcoming primary election to debate how they plan to handle tenants rights and affordable housing issues. Come hear from the candidates yourself! FREE

MAY

12

Sat

Funk Parade at Franklin Hall, 7-11pm at Franklin Hall (1348 Florida Avenue NW). Fort Knox Recordings & Franklin Hall present FUNK PARADE SHOWCASE featuring: Backbeat Underground & Gordon Sterling and the People. music

MAY

12

Sat

Open Reception: D.C. ROCKS and GOING GLOBAL, 4-6pm (2204 Rhode Island Ave NE). Guests can meet the artists at the Opening Reception on May 12th, 4 – 6pm. Free and open to the public, with light refreshments and wine provided and music curated by Ahmad Zaghal. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

AF DC, 11am-6pm at Union Market (1309 5th St NE). AF is two day pop-up market designed to make shopping fun again. Our first event of the Spring season kicks off at Union Market DC, May 12-13 from 11am - 6pm. With over 100 brands in attendance, you'll be the first to experience the world's most innovative and emerging brands, all with complimentary cocktails provided by Marker's Mark. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Housing, Displacement & Comp Plan: Solutions, 1:30-4pm at Union Temple (1225 W St SE). Affordable housing solutions, update on Barry Farm's fight against displacement, Comp Plan update. FREE

MAY

12

Sat

Funk Parade Official AfterParty Jam Session!, 10pm-1am at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). After a day packed chock fulla funknutty goodness with the Funk Parade, there's only one way to end the evening: JAM. The folks who bring you Trifling Tuesday and Wilding Wednesday every month will be assembling some of the biggest names in the DC Soul and Funk scene to gather together for one epic jam and hang session

MAY

12

Sat

Hirshhorn Spring Gala Party 2018, 8:30pm at Hirshhorn Museum (Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW). Celebrate the iconic decade of MTV, Madonna, and the artists from the ‘80s who forever impacted and redefined the world of art. Open bar, Dessert Performance, Music, Art & more. $195+

Friday, May 11, 2018

MAY

11

Fri

Union Market 2018 Drive-in Series | Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, 8:30pm 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

MAY

11

Fri

18th Annual Asian Pacific American Film Festival, 5-11pm at Asian Pacific American Film (APA Film) (1629 K st NW, Suite 300). Please join us for a weekend of AAPI films, filmmaker panels, great food, and live AAPI entertainment to celebrate and promote diversity in film and media! Feature Film: An Open Door is a feature-length documentary on the uplifting story of how a small Asian nation was able to save over 1,300 Jews as they fled the pogroms of Nazi Germany. $10-50movie

MAY

11

Fri

Funk Parade Launch Party, 10:30pm-3pm at U Street Music Hall (1115 U Street NW). Bashment DC presents: A House of Caribbeans Ting ft. Spinrillo, DJ K-Meta, KASHRAG, and special guest Haile Supreme at U Street Music Hall $5; $10 after midnightmusic

Thursday, May 10, 2018

MAY

10

Thu

POW! WOW! DC x Secret WALLS, 6-11:30pm at Dock5 (1309 5th St NE). The "Fight Club" of the art scene, inspired by Marvel comics and graffiti. A fixture in the global art community for over 11 years, Secret Walls (Formerly Secret Wars) is the World's premier live art event. Aspiring artists of all styles and backgrounds contend at Secret Walls. They're armed solely with black markers or acrylic paint, with the challenge of filling a large canvas. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

2018 Latino 100 Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Altria (101 Constitution Ave NW). Join us for a networking reception to honor the 2018 LATINO 100 companies at 5:30 pm on May 10 at Altria. Open bar and free hors d'oeuvres. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

SummerSetDC: Lunchtime Music Series on the National Mall, 12-2pm at the National Mall (7th Street and Jefferson Street SW). Start the summer with the sounds of some of the DC area’s great musical talents! Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and the National Park Service. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

Food Styling and Photography, 7-8:30pm at Petworth Neighborhood Library (4200 Kansas Ave NW). Learn how to photograph food with your camera or cell phone. Disposable cameras can also be provided. This workshop will last ninety minutes and will be taught by photography teacher Amanda Archibald. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

ACR EPP Networking Reception, 5-7pm at Meridian Institute (1800 M St NW). This event seeks to bring together individuals active in the fields of environment and public policy - including practitioners in collaborative problem solving, government agency staff, students and academic researchers, and anyone else interested in approaches to conflict resolution in the environment and public policy sphere. Beer, wine, and light appetizers will be provided. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

Introduction to Blockchain, 9am-2pm at One Network’s Center of Innovation (2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 110, Arlington, VA 22202). This event is for those in the government sector to listen and ask questions about the practical use of distributed ledgers in your agency or business. The event is designed to educate attendees on the value that can be derived from implementing distributed ledger technology and provide information on how to start rapidly implementing this in your operations. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

Pay Our Interns - Reception & Celebration, 6-9pm at Public Bar (1214 18th St NW). Pay Our Interns invites you to attend a celebration to support our efforts to help young people nationwide have access to paid internship opportunities. We see this event as an opportunity to share the recent successes of Pay Our Interns and the broader Pay Our Interns community. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

Rep. Beyer Hosts Congressional Art Competition Awards Reception, 6-7pm at National Art Education Association HQ (901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). This year, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) is hosting the Artistic Discovery Contest Reception and Exhibition for Virginia Congressman Don Beyer's 8th district. Works of art from schools within Congressman Beyer's district will be juried by local visual arts educators who are NAEA members, and displayed in the NAEA Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

Voices from U Street: A Reflection on Decades Past, 6-7:30pm at Prince Hall Masonic Temple (1000 U St NW). The Prince Hall Lodge welcomes in the U Street neighborhood and the Funk Parade community for an evening or refection and discussion about U Street over the decades. The Discussion will be followed by a community reception in the Prince Hal Lodge Ballroom. FREE

MAY

10

Thu

pineapple DC presents: seeding social change, 6:30-8:30pm at Up Top Acres (The Farm at 55 M Street SE). Locavores, join us for an evening atop one of DC’s homegrown urban farms, Up Top Acres, to discover how these women are using their green thumbs to ignite social change and how you too can join the movement. We'll also dig into seasonal salads by sweetgreen (whose mission to connect communities to real, local food is everything we #pinefor) & sparkling mineral water by Topo Chico. $25 or $30 for two

MAY

10

Thu

Cherry Blossoms for Choice, 6-8:30pm at Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW). Cherry Blossoms for Choice is a benefit hosted by the PPMW (Planned Parenthood) Developing Leaders Program with all proceeds going to meeting the need for reproductive health care and sexual education in the greater DC area. The event includes an open bar, small bites, an exciting auction, swag bags with items from Little Leaf, Teasim, Washingtonian and more, and access to the event after party hosted at Cobalt. $75+

MAY

10

Thu

Framing Feminism: Artist Talk, 6:30pm at Dacha Loft (1600 7th St NW). Join Rose Jaffe, Kate Warren, Megan Coyle: Artist & Illustrator & Kate Headley for a deep dive into their artistic practices, and how they thrive as creative women in the District. Drinks by Stone Brewing & Mountain Valley Spring Water. FREE

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MAY

9

Wed

Summer School: Black Queer Women and the Worlds they Make in DC, 5-8pm at RedRocks (1348 H St NE). If you’re intellectually curious, get excited by the prospect of deep thinking, and stimulating conversation, then join Dr. Nikki Lane for a series of lectures about Black popular culture and sexual politics in America. $20+lecture history

MAY

9

Wed

Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium: Art and the Gulf City, 4-8pm at Phillips Collection (1600 21st St NW). Join AGSIW and Alserkal Avenue for performances and talks by leading Gulf-based artists. With this event, AGSIW celebrates its third anniversary of examining the Gulf Arab states in all their complexity. A reception to mark the occasion will follow the performances. FREE

MAY

9

Wed

Deep Earth Through a Diamond Looking Glass - Dr. Michael Walter, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P St NW). Diamonds, those translucent rarities, illuminate the depths of our planet and reveal connections between the deep Earth and the surface of our planet through both time and space. Lecture by Dr. Michael Walter: Incoming Director, Carnegie Geophysical Laboratory. FREElecture science

MAY

9

Wed

Hill Center Galleries Opening Reception, 6:30-8:30pm at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Join us for a celebration of a new series of solo exhibitions and the installation of a new piece curated exclusively for our Abraham Lincoln Hall. Grab a glass of wine, stroll through the galleries, meet and talk to the artists, and enjoy a wonderful evening of regional art. FREE

MAY

9

Wed

Space Seminar with Takuya Onishi (JAXA), 6:30-8:00pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th St NW, Ste 100). Come to the JICC to learn from this special presentation about space exploration with special guest, astronaut Takuya Onishi (JAXA)! Takuya Onishi will give a presentation on the current state of advancements in Japanese space exploration, such as in lunar exploration and human space activities, as well as their vision for future progress. Mr. Onishi will also share his experiences living and working on the International Space Station (ISS) FREElecture science

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MAY

8

Tue

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: At-Large Democratic Primary Candidate Forum, 7-10pm at Westminster DC (400 I St SW). The public may submit questions at [email protected] FREE

MAY

8

Tue

Tombs and Tomes Book Club, 6:30pm at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St SE). For May, we will be reading Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital. FREEgeek

MAY

8

Tue

Solutions Journalism Docs Screening with Freethink Media, 6-9pm at Freethink Media (626 E St NW). Join Solutions Journalism's D.C. chapter for a solutions-oriented documentary film screening and Q&A reception with the filmmakers. Beer & wine, light refreshments will be served. FREEmovie

MAY

8

Tue

Slow Foods DC Potluck Meet & Greet at No. 1 Sons, 7-9pm at No. 1 Sons (2034 West Virginia Ave NE). Want to know more about Slow Food DC? Interested in joining our awesome board? Then stop on by for our Potluck Meet & Greet at Snail winner No. 1 Sons! This is event is all about sharing what's great about the Slow Food movement. BYO food and beverages to make this a complete evening. FREE

MAY

8

Tue

Funk Parade 2018 Cultural Panel, 6-7:30pm at Thurgood Marshall Center Trust Inc. (1816 12th St NW). To kick off Funk Parade 2018, D.C. Music Download has partnered with Knowledge Commons DC to present a panel event on politics, history and culture of funk in D.C. The panel includes prominent members of D.C.’s funk and go-go music scenes, educators, activists and curators. FREE

MAY

8

Tue

DC Space Cafe, 7-9pm at Cotton & Reed Distillery (1330 5th St NE). Join Mariel Borowitz, Professor of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, to discuss her new book, Open Data. Understanding and addressing environmental challenges, including climate change, requires access to accurate data from many sources. FREElecture

Monday, May 7, 2018

MAY

7

Mon

Movie Screening: Bobby Kennedy for President, 7pm at Navy Memorial, Medal of Honor Theater (701 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Historic footage and leading voices of the era examine the "Bobby Phenomenon" of the 1960s and the legacy of the man who helped redefine the country. Introduction by Senator Markey and post screening Q&A moderated by Chris Matthews FREE

MAY

7

Mon

Profs & Pints: The Cambridge Analytica Threat, 6-9pm at the Bier Baron Tavern (1523 22nd St NW). Alan Rosenblatt., an expert on political social media who last fall gave a great Profs and Pints talk on bots, trolls, and fake news, returns to the Bier Baron Tavern to break down the Cambridge Analytica crises. He'll help you understand the players and technology involved, the responses that are being considered, and the other privacy risks surrounding us or on the horizon. $11.34lecture history

MAY

7

Mon

Boardgame Madness to End the Madness, 7-10pm at the Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Each week is a matchup of two great organizations. To raise the stakes, if you win a boardgame, you get to help determine which group advances to the next round and where we donate the night's proceeds. At the end of the night, we'll proportionally donate half of the money based on how many votes each group received. The team with the most votes will advance to the next round. The other half of the money will be added to the grand prize for the group that wins the tournament. BOGO beer! $10

MAY

7

Mon

Mayor's 2018 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, 7-8:30pm at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St NW). The Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs invites you to Mayor Bowser’s annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebration to celebrate the culture and contributions of AAPIs. The evening will feature an awards ceremony and a variety of exciting cultural performances. FREE; RSVPs requiredcommunity

Sunday, May 6, 2018

MAY

6

Sun

Southwest Duck Drop, 1-4pm at SW Duck Pond (600 I St NW). Celebrate the refilling of the pond with blues music, BBQ, ice cream, and duck selfies! FREE

MAY

6

Sun

Gay Day at the Zoo 2018, 10am-4pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). Join us at the Zoo on Sunday May 6th for a fun day in the park with the LGBTQ community. May 7th is International Family Equality Day so everyone is welcome. The zoo is a fun place for children and adults. The Zoo if free and open to the public. For the first time ever, the Zoo is officially recognizing International Family Equality Day! So there will be added events and even live music on May 6! YES YOU MAY SEE A PANDA EAT A RAINBOW ICE CAKE! FREE

MAY

6

Sun

Sundress Fest 2018, 10am-2pm at the Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW). Sundress Fest, DC's best beer-infused block party, is a celebration of summer that takes place at the Wonderland Ballroom every first Sunday of May with proceeds benefiting DC Central Kitchen. FREE

MAY

6

Sun

Profs & Pints: Bugscaping, 6-9pm at La Pop DC (1847 Columbia Road NW). Nate Erwin, an entomologist who taught classes at the USDA graduate school and has long studied our local insect life, will tell you what you need to know to make your neighborhood ecosystem will get a lot more fascinating and complex. $11.34lecture history

MAY

6

Sun

Holi DC, 11am-5pm (10310 Oaklyn Dr, Potomac, MD 20854). Holi, also known as the festival of colors, has its roots in ancient India and the practice of bhakti yoga. Krishna, the Sanskrit name for God, loves to have fun with his friends and family. He plays Holi, throwing colored powders, laughing through His mischievous ways. This festival is a chance for us to do the same, have a day full of laughter and lightheartedness. $5-30
ChecklistDC: If you attend this, please make sure to place all of your trash into a bin. ♻️Thanks!
culture international

MAY

6

Sun

Express Trombone Consort, 5-5:30pm at the LINE Hotel DC (1770 Euclid St NW). Curry Hackett (tenor trombone), Douglas Gilchrist (tenor trombone), Paul Phifer (tenor trombone), and Christopher Steele (bass trombone) are the Express Trombone Consort, and they’ll perform a live set at Full Service Radio, in the lobby of the LINE DC on Sunday, May 6, from 5 – 5:30PM. Catch it in person, or stream it live, day of, at fullserviceradio.org. Free and open to all. FREE

Saturday, May 5, 2018

🎉HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!🎉

MAY

5

Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Park View cleanup!, 10am-12pm at DC Reynolds (3628 Georgia Ave NW). We’ll meet at the corner of Georgia and Princeton and spruce things up for about 90 minutes. Then volunteers will mingle at DC Reynolds and enjoy a complimentary drink. Georgia Avenue Thrive and the Department of Public Works will provide all the supplies you need — gloves, trash pickers, trash bags, etc. FREE

MAY

5

Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: SanctuaryDC 2018 Candidate Forum, 1-4pm at All Souls Church Unitarian (1500 Harvard St NW). Join us for an interactive conversation with candidates running for DC Mayor and City Council to discuss issues affecting our immigrant communities. We will provide food, childcare and interpretation. For more information call the office of Many Languages One Voice at (202) 838-6568. FREE

MAY

5

Sat

Running of the Chihuahuas, 1-5pm at Wharf DC (690 Water St SW). Kick off Cinco de Mayo with a cold Corona, live music, and adorable dogs at our 7th annual Running of the Chihuahuas. Stop by to see the race and enjoy libations at our Waterfront Beer & Wine Garden, play mini golf, and eat some delicious food. There’ll be a live DJ and more family-friendly fun. FREE

MAY

5

Fri

DC Summer Social, 8pm-12am at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW). Music, drinks, and dessert on us. Bring your own fashion game though. $30

MAY

5

Sat

Marvin Gaye Day, 2-5pm at Marvin Gaye Recreation Center (6201 Banks Place NE). Join us to celebrate the legacy of Marvin Gaye through the grand opening of the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center and new Marvin Gaye Park! FREE

MAY

5

Sat

Three Sheets Lecture Series, 5-8pm at the Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW). Our presenters will take you through some of the most interesting and educational topics of their choosing... But they will also be pretty trashed. The topics and presentations will be very, very real but whether the presenters can get through it will be part of the fun. FREE; The entry fee is new toiletries (deodorant, towels, toothpaste, lotion, etc.) for N Street Village

MAY

5

Sat

Lucha Libre - Cinco de Mayo Event, 5-9pm at W Hotel (515 15th St NW). Find yourself center ring for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration with Lucha Libre themed wrestling acts, street tacos, and cocktails specials. FREE

MAY

5

Sat

Cinco de Rooftop, 11am-11pm at Hawthorne (1336 U St NW). Are you DTF (Down to Fiesta)? Cinco is on a Saturday this year and we're celebrating all day and night with lots of margaritas, tequila, and tacos! Fiesta like there's no manana! FREE

MAY

5

Sat

Free Comic Book Day 2018, 10am-9pm at Fantom Comics (2010 P St NW). Show up and get a free comic book. That's it! No sales pitch, no purchase required. FREEgeek children kids family

MAY

5

Sat

The 7th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas, 1-5pm at the Wharf DC (690 Water St SW). The Running of the Chihuahuas is part of DC’s best Cinco de Mayo celebration, an afternoon that includes cold beer and wine, live music, family fun, and of course, the races! FREE

MAY

5

Sat

Official DMV Derby Day, 5-7pm at Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Rd, Laurel, MD 20724). Come ready to meet socialites from all over. If you have never been to Derby Day you are in for a treat. For women, this is the day you wear those big hats and bright smiles. For the men, feel free to show off your spring blazer, hats and best threads in your closet! $25socialnetworkoutdoor

MAY

5

Sat

International Embassies Open House, 10-4pm. Travel the world to over 40 embassies.Embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents Saturday, May 5, 2018. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. In the past, visitors have been treated to karate demonstrations, dance performances, sari wrapping lessons, and henna demonstrations. FREEculture french france embassy

MAY

5

Sat

Super Art Fight: CINCO DE MAYHEM!, 5-8pm at Union Stage (740 Water Street SW). The Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe returns to Union Stage for an evening of unforgettable artistic mayhem! Artists will collide on a giant canvas, as you cheer them to victory - but watch out for the always unpredictable, crowd-sourced WHEEL OF DEATH! $15-25

MAY

5

Sat

POW! WOW! DC: Opening Day, 12-6pm at Wunder Garten at NoMa (1101 First St NE). Led by D.C.’s own Kelly Towles, POW! WOW! DC kicks off 10 days of art and creativity in NoMa on Saturday, May 5th with a party and community art event at both Wunder Garten at NoMa and the lot at 1st and Pierce NE. Live Artists for Opening Day include Frida Larios, Marly McFly, and Spectrum Studio. FREE

MAY

5

Sat

VAVÁ Festa Primavera (Spring Party!), 8-10pm at Local 16 (1602 U St NW). Come and be apart of the one event that gives you the enteratinment experience that cannot be found anywhere eles in the DMV; our beautiful Passistas, cool Malandros, gorgeous Baianas, exotic Commisao de Frente and energetic Frevo dancers with our Bateria's live drumming will mesmerize and excite you! $10dancing

MAY

5

Sat

Kentucky Derby 2018!, 3pm at Ventnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St NW). Dust off your Derby hats and sip on a Mint Julep with us as we watch the 144nd Kentucky Derby live from Churchill Downs! They're off at 6:34 but we will be humming "My Old Kentucky Home" and watching the hat parade all afternoon! Enjoy $6 Julips, Kentucky Punch and our annual with pool with prizes for who ever picks the winner! FREE

Friday, May 4, 2018

MAY

4

Fri

Pre Cinco De Mayo Celebration, 5:30-7:30pm at Alba Osteria (425 I Street NW). Happy Hour 5-9PM, Open Bar 5-7PM, DJ Joe spinning in the booth. FREE & Open Bar 5-7PMart

MAY

4

Fri

Lightsaber Rally to Defend Health Care, 12-1pm at Dupont Circle (1 Dupont Cir NW). On May the 4th, in honor of Star Wars Day, #HealthCareVoter is defending the Affordable Care Act from Republican attacks—with a lightsaber rally in Dupont Circle here in Washington, D.C.! FREEgeek

MAY

4

Fri

90 Days Film screening and reception, 6-8:30pm at Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE). We will start the evening with a panel discussion with filmmakers and local HIV advocates Rayceen Pendarvis and Pat Nalls moderated by award winning journalist, Candance Montague. FREE

MAY

4

Fri

Color-In Creativity Night, 5-7pm at Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery (800 G St NW). Join us on May 4 for the Luce Foundation Center’s young professionals coloring night. Peruse the cases and color pages based on works on view in the Luce Center. Snacks and other libations will be available for purchase. No tickets necessary! FREEart drawing creative diy

MAY

4

Fri

Art on the Rocks, 7:30-10pm at the Art League (105 N Union St,). Art on the Rocks ticket holders will sample all of the delicious pairings and vote for their favorite during the event. A panel of experts will crown the winners of the most creative cocktail, appetizer, and artwork pairing. $45+drinks

MAY

4

Fri

Eighties Mayhem Strikes Back - Star Wars 80's Dance Party, 9:30pm-2:15am at Black Cat (1811 14th St NW). Featuring DJ Steve E P . DJ Missguided . Killa K . Krasty McNasty. Costumes Encouraged. $12music

MAY

4

Fri

First Friday (1 year Anniversary edition), 6-9pm near Midlands Beer Garden (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Continue to celebrate First Fridays in 2018 with the neighborhood's small businesses on Georgia Ave NW in Park View & Petworth. Drink, food and retail specials, live music, art and more. FREEoutdoors kids family children neighborhood local

MAY

4

Fri

Gallery Opening - Curated Cosmos, 5:30-7:30pm at AAAS Art Gallery (1200 New York Ave NW). Michael Benson is an American writer, photographer and film-maker who has spent more than a decade painstakingly piecing together and processing raw image data collected by NASA and the European Space Agency over six decades of space exploration. The result is breathtaking images representing a profound collaboration between science and art. FREEart

MAY

4

Fri

3Shape Bond Party, 5:30-7:30pm at Kimpton Hotel Monaco. Network with 3Shape and orthodontic colleagues from around the world and experience the new 3Shape TRIOS MOVE at the 3Shape welcome event of the year. Join us for an evening of education, demos, entertainment, cocktails. Starting at Kimpton Hotel Monaco-DC, following with a reception at Dirty Habit. Dress code - Licence to thrill – tuxedos and cocktail dresses. FREEart

Thursday, May 3, 2018

MAY

3

Thu

City Kids' Do More 24 Launch Party!, 6:30-8:30pm at Arc’teryx (1099 H St NW). We'll be pouring free beer and wine from Atlas Brew Works, Scheid Family Vineyards, & Pareto's Estate along with food and great company including a brief talk at 7pm from Ambreen Tariq, the Founder of Brownpeoplecamping, and several Arc'teryx gear give-aways at 8pm! FREE

MAY

3

Thu

Seventh Annual Rooftop Party, 6:30-8:30pm at Room & Board (1840 14th Street NW). It’s that time of year again! Grab a friend and join us to celebrate the warmer weather on our fourth floor rooftop. Enjoy music from a live steel drum band and savor island-inspired sips and snacks, including a signature cocktail. Mingle with fellow design enthusiasts and explore our collection of modern outdoor furniture, perfect for entertaining. FREE

MAY

3

Thu

Opaline Brasserie Opens w/ Champagne Tower + Toasts, 5-7pm at Opaline (806 15th St NW). It's not a grand opening without a Champagne tower! Opaline will be celebrating its opening day, Thursday, May 3rd from 5pm to 7pm with the Champagne flowing. Each guest that celebrates with us will enjoy a complimentary tasting pour of Champagne. Cocktails specials will also be available all night long! FREE

MAY

3

Thu

Sing-along, 7:30pm at DC9 (1940 9th St NW). We'll be up on the second floor at DC9 Nightclub. Singing starts around 7:30pm, but come early to enjoy the roof and happy hour. The big, sliding door halfway to the roof should be open around 7:00pm. Bring friends, or come alone. We'll display music videos with lyrics. No singing abilities necessary! FREEmusic

MAY

3

Thu

Tudor Nights: Hamilton, 6:30-8:30pm at Tudor Place (1644 31st St NW). Enjoy drinks, appetizers and sweets, and a close-up look at artifacts Hamilton himself might recognize. $15history

MAY

3

Thu

Couples Therapy: A Comedy Show, 7-8:30pm at Drafthouse Comedy Theater (1100 13th St NW). Rahmein Mostafavi and a host of guest comic “therapists” that will assist all you lovers out there with you relationship issues. Whether you are dating, married, divorced, or just single and hopeful, this show has got you covered. Is he leaving dirty socks around the house? Is she spending too much time on her phone and ignoring you? Did one of you vote for the other candidate? Let’s figure it out together. For better or worse, this cast of comic therapists will have you in tears…one way or another! $6.22

MAY

3

Thu

Unconventional Chess Play Day, 6-8pm at WeWork, Fourth Floor (1875 K St NW). Come join The Unconventional Chess Blog and learn about the Polish opening! The Polish opening is an unconventional opening that has been demonized by many grand masters, but you will learn that this opening will win you plenty of games! We will have free food and drinks, and have ten chess boards out for everyone to play! The first 30 minutes will be networking then we will start. FREE

MAY

3

Thu

The Cyprus Peace Operation in Military History by Dr. Edward J. Erickson, 6-8pm at the Turkish Embassy (2525 Massachusetts Avenue NW). Dr. Erickson has been working for several years writing a comprehensive study of the military history of the Cyprus Peace Operation. He will discuss the planning and execution of the two-phase operation as well as highlighting the difficulty of the geography as a tactical problem for the Turks to overcome. Reception to follow. FREE

MAY

3

Thu

Rocklands’ 10th Annual “Shed Your Coat” Pig & Oyster Roast, 6-8pm at Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company (3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22201). Join Doorways and Rocklands for a special anniversary event! Take part in the 10th annual “Shed Your Coat” Pig & Oyster Roast and celebrate Doorways’ 40th anniversary by helping us reach a special goal: raising $10,000 to support youth and young families transitioning out of homelessness into apartments of their own! $35+

MAY

3

Thu

Better Late.. Abstract Paintings by Sheila Cahill Opening Gala, 5:30-8pm at Swann House Historic Dupont Circle Inn (1808 New Hampshire Avenue NW). You are invited to attend the Champagne Reception, with Live Jazz. FREE

MAY

3

Thu

DrumStrings Solo Art Exhibition "Les Derrieres", 6:30-9:30pm at L2 Lounge & Events Venue (3315 Cady's Alley NW). Drumstirngs artwork exudes the expressions of life and exuberance of a woman from the islands. Michelle Drummond, originally from Jamaica, her work has evolved over the time to reflect the vibrancy and beauty of the culture she grew up in and the maturity of assimilating in a new and unknown world. FREE

MAY

3

Thu

Talk/"Salongespräch" | Freedom of the Press: Still the 4th Estate?, 7-10pm at Austrian Cultural Forum (3524 International Ct NW). On the occasion of the International Day of the Freedom of the Press, the Austrian Press and Information Service and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Washington, DC are organizing a Salongespräch/panel discussion entitled: “Freedom of the Press: Still the 4th Estate?”. The debate will be followed by a Q&A session and an Austrian wine and cheese reception. FREE

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

MAY

2

Wed

Take the Plunge: A Pop-up Experience to Help Children Thrive, 5:30-8pm at AJAX, Located within The Aspen Apartments (1011 4th Street NW). Come for the cocktails and stay for the inspiring experience. Join FamousDC for exclusive access into PATH's Defeat Diarrheal Disease Initiative - an interactive experience that will take you behind the veil of efforts to defeat diarrheal disease and give children a healthy start. This one night only event will feature an interactive photo installation and captivating short films about how simple solutions are making a big impact in the lives of children and their families. This event is sure to turn your standard DC soirée into a journey across the world. FREE

MAY

2

Wed

⭐Ward 7 Night at Nationals Park, 7pm at Nationals Park (1500 S Capitol St SE). Join Councilmember Vincent Gray for a game of baseball. Must be a Ward 7 resident. To get your (2) free tickets, call (202) 724-8068 or email [email protected]. FREEchildre kids family outdoor

MAY

2

Wed

Samasama Art Show & Gathering Opening Reception, 6-9pm at Shopkeepers (1231 Florida Ave NE). Join us for an evening of art and atmosphere at Shopkeepers. Featuring live screen printing by Soul & Ink and Les Talusan a.k.a. The Pinstriped Rebel curating an all-vinyl set of music by Asian American and Pacific Islander artists. Suggested $5-20 donation.

MAY

2

Wed

Rosslyn City Social, 5:45-8pm at SPACES (1101 Wilson Blvd). Learn more about what’s launching in the neighborhood this year! Invite your coworkers and neighbors to enjoy an evening of networking with fellow Rosslyn employees, residents, business owners and community members who help make Rosslyn a fast-growing and dynamic urban village!. FREEnetworking virginia

MAY

2

Wed

Yinibini Baby Presents Story Time with Callaloo, A Jazz Folktale, 10:30-11:30am at Shop Made In DC (1330 19th St NW). In celebration of National Baby Day, Yinibini Baby presents Story Time with Callaloo, A Jazz Folktale! Come by and enjoy a reading of the book and meet the puppet Winston FREEchildren kids family

MAY

2

Wed

BUILDING CONNECTIONS: A Creative Power Hour, 6-8pm at Shop Hotel Hive (2224 F Street NW). Join us as we bring together some power players in the District to learn how to network more authentically and productively. There will be small group discussions and then the opportunity to mix and mingle with both our thought leaders and each other while enjoying the view from The Hive. We’ll talk about how to authentically connect with people and build the relationships you need to both thrive and help your project or business grow. Ticket includes food (passed pizzas), one cocktail, and meeting our 5 DC power players. $35happyhour talks

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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1

Tue

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Coffee with DC Attorney General Karl Racine, 8:30-9:30am at The Coffee Bar (1201 S St NW). Please stop by to say hello, learn more about why I'm running for re-election, ask questions, or share your concerns. FREE

MAY

1

Tue

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Ward 1 Local Business Candidate Forum, 7-9pm at The Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Please join the Adams Morgan Partnership BID, District Bridges, and Think Local First DC for a Ward 1 Candidate Forum focused on local business policy. We are honored to have Tom Sherwood as our moderator for the evening and are excited to have candidates Kent Boese, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, Lori Parker, Sheika Reid, Greg Boyd, and Jamie S. Sycamore joining us at the forum. FREE

MAY

1

Tue

Cinco De Mayo Mayo Celebration at the Mexican Embassy, 7-9:30pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th St NW). Tonight, be transported into a world filled with the wonders of the Mayan legends and the beauty Cancun’s beaches as TTD invites you to step on to Mexican soil for a special cultural evening. Featuring open bar, live music, buffet, and more! $60

MAY

1

Tue

Self Care 101 Workshop - Part of EMMS Market Week 2018, 5:30-7pm at the Residences at Eastern Market (777 C St SE). Well-being starts with self-care. Join Be Here Now Yoga and learn how to move from a routine of depletion and stress to building and maintaining a routine of nourishment. Together we will explore what self-care looks like for you and how to create your own self-care practices and routine to improve your well-being. $15

MAY

1

Tue

Public Safety for SmallBiz, 10-11am at District Bridges (3400 11th St NW, Ste 200). Come learn about how to promote safety in and outside your store for your customers, workers and your self FREE

April 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

APR

30

Mon

Meet Pepper, the humanoid robot, 2:30-3:30pm at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (700 Independence Ave SW). Meet the newest member of the Hirshhorn team: Pepper! Pepper is a social, humanoid robot designed to start conversations, share information, and have fun. Our Pepper is one of the first of its kind at the Smithsonian, part of a pilot project that lets us experiment with the use of social robots in museum spaces. FREE

APR

30

Mon

Finance & Accounting for Entrepeneurs, 7-8:30pm at Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) (2301-D Georgia Ave NW). You will learn the fundamentals of budgeting and financial reporting to gain better insight into your business. No prior finance or accounting knowledge is required to attend this presentation. Anthony Cammarata is the Founder and CEO of Startupcannon (Startupcannon.io), a contract CFO and controller service for emerging companies. FREEtech

APR

30

Mon

Mexico in a Bottle, 5:30-9pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th St NW). What’s Mexico in a Bottle? It’s the biggest agave spirits tasting in the United States but it’s also a celebration of Mexican culture. We’ve been going strong for five years now starting in San Francisco. $65.39-81.24

APR

30

Mon

Astronomy on Tap, 8-11pm at DC9 (1940 9th St NW). Astronomy on Tap is a public outreach event featuring exciting talks about our Universe in a bar! Music, games, and prizes add to the festive atmosphere and foster interaction. FREEsciencehistory lecture geek

APR

30

Mon

SOLD OUT: James Comey – A Higher Loyalty – with Mike Allen, 7pm at GWU Listner Auditorium (730 21st St NW). Comey will be in conversation with Mike Allen, co-founder of Axios. Tickets for sale through Politics & Prose.

APR

30

Mon

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Citywide Community Meeting, 6:30-8pm at St. Coletta's (1901 SE Independence Ave SE). Join Events DC for April's citywide community meeting and hear updates on the RFK Campus Redevelopment! FREE

APR

30

Mon

Boardgame Madness to End the Madness, 7-10pm at the Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Each week is a matchup of two great organizations. To raise the stakes, if you win a boardgame, you get to help determine which group advances to the next round and where we donate the night's proceeds. At the end of the night, we'll proportionally donate half of the money based on how many votes each group received. The team with the most votes will advance to the next round. The other half of the money will be added to the grand prize for the group that wins the tournament. BOGO beer! $10

APR

30

Mon

2018 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award Reception, 5:00-7pm at The Dignitary at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Daniel Coleman will be honored with The Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award for his outstanding service and contributions to the Metropolitan Washington dining community. After more than four decades in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Dubliner stands as an icon of Irish culture and tradition in America where Coleman has always believed employees should be treated like family. With thirty-six restaurants, largely Irish pubs, opening from his alumni, Coleman still insists “he didn’t make them successful, they made The Dubliner successful.” FREE

APR

30

Mon

VR/AR Association DC Launch Party, 6:30-9pm at Pearl Street Warehouse (33 Pearl Street SW). Join us to introduce the DC chapter of the VR/AR Association (VRARA), the global industry association for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Meet and mingle with experts in VR and AR technology as well as leaders in industries where VR and AR are being utilized. Live music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Demo interaction VR and AR projects from the area's top talent. FREE

APR

30

Mon

International Jazz Day at the Embassy of Switzerland, 6-9:30pm at Ambassador's Residence (2920 Cathedral Avenue NW). Music from Swiss harmonica player sensation Grégoire Maret, whose work was recently voted top miscellaneous instrument in a critics poll. Reception at 7:45pm featuring authentic Swiss Raclette dinner and Swiss drinks. FREE
music

APR

30

Mon

The Half-Life of Deindustrialization, 4:30-5:30pm at Mortara Center for International Studies (36th St NW). Join us in conversation with Sherry Linkon and Amy Goldstein as we explore how the dramatic effects of deindustrialization are reflected in working-class literature. There will be a reception to follow with snacks and beverages. FREE

Sunday, April 29, 2018

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29

Sun

Free Spring Bombazo, 12-3pm at Espaço Cultural Samba Trovão - Brazilian Culture, Music and Capoeira Angola (4318 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, Maryland 20781). Come and join us to welcome the spring to the sounds of Bomba de Puerto Rico! Drumming, singing and dancing. This a free community event and part of the 1 year celebration of Espaço Cultural Samba Trovão. All ages are welcome. FREEmusic children family kids

APR

29

Sun

Georgetown French Market April 27-29, 12-5pm (Wisconsin & M St NW). Open-air market, French fare, live music, whimsical street performers, a photo booth and more. FREEinternational france cultureart

APR

29

Sun

Profs & Pints: Pets of the Presidents, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Join White House historian and storyteller Edward Lengel as he chronicles the exciting--and often hilarious--history of the nation's "first pets." $11.34sciencehistory lecture geek

APR

29

Sun

indie rock KARAOKE at DC9 Nightclub, 8pm at DC9 (1940 9th St NW). This month's indierock karaoke will be on the ROOF DECK of DC9, where you can sing along with our usual curated, locally sourced, organic, grass-fed, artisanal tracks. FREEsinging music

APR

29

Sun

Wait...Wait...Earth Isn't Doomed!, 5:45-7:15pm at Drafthouse Comedy Theater (1100 13th St NW). You heard correctly, we're making a non-depressing science comedy show about Earth's future! Join us as we adopt the style from the beloved NPR show, "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" and test your knowledge with a panel of the smartest – and funniest – conservation scientists and sustainability experts D.C. has to offer! Host Kasha Patel (NASA journalist by day, stand-up comedian by night!) will guide our guests and audience through a mine field of news, fake news, clearly made up stories not even resembling news, and of course, limericks! $13.50science comedy

APR

29

Sun

National Wine and Food Festival, 1-6pm at Waterfront at National Harbor. A World-Class, Waterfront, Culinary Event. Join in the excitement of the 10th Annual National Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor; bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. $39+science comedy

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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28

Sat

⭐Art in the Alley, 6-10pm at alley behind the 1200 block of Florida Ave NE (1153 Montello Ave NE). An alley art festival. We put art in the alley. And music. And more.​ FREE

APR

28

Fri

Will Eastman (open to close), 10:30pm at U Street Music Hall (1115 U Street NW). To celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut album, Hilo, Will Eastman is releasing Hilo (Remixed), a curated collection of eight remixes that spotlight some of DC's most exciting producers, including Enamour, Outputmessage, Eau Claire, and more. Join us at U Street Music Hall for an open-to-close set by Eastman to celebrate the April release of Hilo (Remixed). FREE with RSVP; $10 at the door

APR

28

Sat

Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial: Opening Tour, 4-6pm (842 New Hampshire Ave NW). Washington's award-winning public art biennial is back and you are invited to our FREE opening day tour and reception! The curator led tour meets at 842 New Hampshire Ave. NW - look for the yellow house! FREE

APR

28

Sat

Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial: Reception, 5:30pm at Watergate Gallery & Frame Design (2552 Virginia Ave NW). The reception will feature works by select Absence & Presence artists. FREE

APR

28

Sat

Saturday Night Moon Walk: National Mall Monuments & Memorials, 6:45-9:30pm at World War II Memorial (1750 Independence Ave SW). Our walk will start and end at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately 3 miles past Washington DC's most famous monuments and memorials - under the moonlight. We will stop briefly at the Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln Memorials for photo/restroom breaks. You are free to join us or depart whenever you like. FREEoutdoors

APR

28

Sat

Jazz Appreciation Month: Shaolin Jazz Live!, 2-4pm at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place SE). Shaolin Jazz founders, DJ 2-Tone Jones and Gerald Watson bring their unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, and rap fusion to the Anacostia Community Museum. FREEmusic

APR

28

Sat

ACM 50th Anniversary Program: Block Watch Opening Reception, 12-2pm at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place SE). The public is invited to embed their own words and images related to their personal experiences of the community into the work's three dimensional, collaged layers of drawings to create a tapestry of voices in vignettes throughout the bold, broad structural lines of the piece. FREEart

APR

28

Sat

DC Margarita Rumble, 12-8:45pm at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick St NE). A Celebration of DC's Best Margaritas. A Grand Ole Fiesta sampling the city's best margaritas as your favorite restaurants duke it out for the title at the Margarita Rumble! $45-65drinks

APR

28

Sat

Georgetown French Market April 27-29, 10am-5pm (Wisconsin & M St NW). Open-air market, French fare, live music, whimsical street performers, a photo booth and more. FREEinternational france cultureart

APR

28

Sat

Broccoli City Festival: Migos, Miguel, Cardi B & More, 12pm at RFK Stadium Lot 8 (2400 E Capitol St SE). ALL tickets include access to both stages, Taste of BC Food Village, marketplace, cash bars and general admission grounds including sponsor activation's. $227+music

APR

28

Sat

DC Potter Crawl 2018, 2-10pm at Dupont Circle. What You Get: A refillable magical Potter mug, party favors, access to some of Dupont Circle’s best bars, raffle entry for great prizes and free pictures of the event! $15 advance, $40 day ofdrinks

APR

28

Sat

2018 DC Chocolate Festival, 10am-7pm at Washington Marriott, Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Rd NW). After a great sold out events in 2016 & 2017, the festival is back - bigger & better! Hosted in Washington, DC, this event seeks to bring together both chocolate makers and chocolate enthusiasts for a day of tastings, educational micro workshops, and a keynote address. DCCF will feature the best artisanal chocolate makers from the local area and beyond! $20-35food

APR

28

Sat

Artists' Reception: April Shows, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R St NW).Meet the artists, enjoy complimentary snacks and wine, and take in the lovely new artwork from artists Jo Levine, Sally Kauffman, Andrea Rowe Kraus, and Micheline Klagsbrun! FREE

APR

28

Sat

Deschutes Beer Launch benefiting HRA, 2-5pm at Wet Dog DC (2100 Vermont Ave NW). Deschutes Beer will be launching a new beer and HRA will be introducing a new program, the Pet Pantry. $1 from every Sam Adams beer purchased will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. FREE

APR

28

Sat

Taste of 8th, 1-4pm at Barracks Row (731 8th St SE). Over 20 of Barracks Row restaurants will serve appetizer sized samples of their best-known or newest dishes. $15 (per five tastings)

APR

28

Sat

Northeast Eats 2018, 4-8pm at Dock5 (1309 5th St NE). Tickets include unlimited food and beverage tastings. KIDS UNDER 8 FREE. Last year, 30+ vendors from DC's vibrant food and beverage community sampled their products for a crowd of 300+ guests. Northeast Eats will directly support the students of the Washington Jesuit Academy (WJA), a tuition-free school for young men grades 4- 8 from underserved communities. - $75/person

APR

28

Sat

Georgetown House Tour, 11 am to 5 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church (3240 O St. NW). Each year, the Georgetown House Tour features beautiful Georgetown homes. This year, the tour will feature 9 homes around Georgetown. This annual tradition allows both locals and visitors to appreciate the beauty and history of one of the most distinctive neighborhoods of the nation’s capital. Buy tickets day of event - $50/person

APR

28

Sun

National Wine and Food Festival, 1-6pm at Waterfront at National Harbor. A World-Class, Waterfront, Culinary Event. Join in the excitement of the 10th Annual National Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor; bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. $39+science comedy

APR

28

Sun

National Wine and Food Festival, 1-6pm at Waterfront at National Harbor. A World-Class, Waterfront, Culinary Event. Join in the excitement of the 10th Annual National Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor; bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies. $39+science comedy

Friday, April 27, 2018

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27

Fri

⭐Ira Wolf with Lee Henke, 7-10pm at Red Panda House (1725 Irving St NW). $10 suggested donations for the musicians
ChecklistDC: Chilling in a rowhouse with 20 future friends and while discovering a new favorite artist. This is our favorite ways to experience live music! 💯
music

APR

27

Fri

Bumppp!: Free Dance Party at Union Stage, 11pm at Union Stage (740 Water Street SW). FREE

APR

27

Fri

Georgetown French Market April 27-29, 10am-5pm (Wisconsin & M St NW). Open-air market, French fare, live music, whimsical street performers, a photo booth and more. FREEinternational france cultureart

APR

27

Fri

ROAR: WIT's Twentieth Anniversary Gala, 8-11:30pm at Josephine Parks Butler Center (2437 15th St NW). Don’t be a cancelled stamp or a dewdropper! Join us for a twenties-themed gala to celebrate and support WIT’s mission to change lives with our classes and bring joy to audiences through our performances. $75-200

APR

27

Fri

White House Correspondents Jam After Party , 10:30pm at Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally's (3401 K Street NW). Steve Liesman and the Mooncussers bring together a grooving collection of music, from Dylan, Clapton, the Band to the Dead to anything that has a cool groove. The band also features several original compositions written by Steve. The Mooncussers include Perry Winston on bass and guitar, Steve Liesman on rhythm and vocals, Brigit Moynihan on vocals, Josh Kates on drums and Ken Aigen on keyboards. FREE

APR

27

Fri

Everyone's Internet: Free Web Accessibility Panel, 9-11am at iStrategy Labs (ISL) (641 S St NW). In Fore_front’s kickoff event, we’ll hear from a panel of industry experts on web accessibility best practices, the role of design and development, cultural transformations and impacts on accessibility, and much more! Come with an appetite to learn, we’ll provide bagels, coffee, and fresh fruit. FREEtech

APR

27

Fri

Dungeons & Dojo: Inaugural Mayhap, 11pm-12am at Dojo Comedy (3503 Georgia Ave NW). Why wait for GOT in 2019? Dungeons & Dojo is DC's Game of Thrones meets sketch comedy. You'll see magic, fighting, blondes, dungeons, and bread all under one roof at Dojo Comedy. Don't miss the inaugural first (double adjective WHAT) monthly debut of Dungeons & Dojo. BYO Mead. $10

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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26

Thu

H Street Comedy Night, 8pm at Mythology (816 H St NE). What do you do on H Street for fun? Dance party? Jogging? What about a no-cover weekly comedy show with the best comics in DC each week at one of the hippest bars in the city?! We got just the show. Bring your dates (or just yourself) to Eat. Drink. & Laugh. Every Thursday. FREE

APR

26

Thu

After Hours: Gallery Talks & Mixer - Digital Creativity and the Blockchain, 6-8pm at Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Cultural Center (1300 New York Ave NW). Two artists from the Fashioning the Future will discuss the future of digital creativity and the relationship between digital creativity and the blockchain. FREE

APR

26

Thu

2018 World IP Day, 4-6:30pm at Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). We will celebrate World IP Day 2018, focussed on this year’s theme of “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity”. Reception sponsored by WIPO, AIPLA, INTA, GIPC, ABA-IPL. FREE

APR

26

Thu

No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick Walking Tour, 12-1pm at Farragut Square. (Join the Golden Triangle BID on a lunchtime, walking tour of the neighborhood to experience Burning Man in D.C. No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick brings the famous “playa” to the streets of the nation’s capital with six large artworks that will be on display through December 2018. Explore the Golden Triangle and learn about the culture of Burning Man and artists behind the artwork. The tour will meet at the statue in Farragut Square and be led by the BID’s Public Space Activation Curator, Karyn Miller.). FREE

APR

26

Thu

REMIX nights: Poetry Jam, 5:30-8:30pm at National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (800 F St NW). Join the National Portrait Gallery for a dynamic poetry showcase and reading featuring the Drawbridge Collective in collaboration with Busboys and Poets and celebrating the exhibition "One Life: Sylvia Plath." DJ Heat will spin in the Kogod Courtyard as poets from the Drawbridge Collective present poetry related to self-discovery. Join curator Dorothy Moss on spotlight tours of "One Life: Sylvia Plath," or try your hand at crafting poetry of your very own. FREE

APR

26

Fri

FREE Sunset Boat Ride on the Anacostia, 6:30-8pm at Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Drive SE). Join the National Park Service and Anacostia Watershed Society for a sunset sail on the Anacostia River in celebration of the Year of the Anacostia and Anacostia Park Centennial. FREEoutdoors family children kids

APR

26

Thu

Fast Friends Pop-Up Happy Hour, 5-8pm at Bar Roubaix (1400 Irving St NW). A pop-up happy hour where nasty women unite and level in all their bad-assness. $4 drafts, $5 wines, $5 well drinks, $3 off select food items. FREE

APR

26

Thu

International Chart Day - Panels, and Evening Reception & Exhibit, 5:30-8pm at Rayburn Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). Tumblr and the Society for New Design in collaboration with the office of Congressman Mark Takano are hosting a daylong conference and evening event on Capitol Hill to discuss and celebrate charts - and the first annual "International Chart Day." Panels 10am-2pm. FREEhill tech data

APR

26

Thu

Opening reception for NEXT, 6:30-9pm at Corcoran School of the Arts & Design (500 17th St NW). Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. FREE

APR

26

Thu

A Revolutionary Book Party, 6:30-8:30pm at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St SE). To celebrate the publication of two new Emerging Revolutionary War Series book titles, Congressional Cemetery is hosting a book lecture and reception with authors Mark Maloy and Robert Orrison. These titles, "Victory or Death: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton" and "A Single Blow: The Battles of Lexington and Concord," explore the impact of these major battles on the Revolutionary War as well as the entirety of American history. Event will will include two short lectures and a book signing. A cash bar will be onsite with beer and wine for sale. FREEhistory presentation

APR

26

Thu

Sipping Extinct Ales With Lost Lagers, 6:30-8:30pm at Gordon Biersch - Rockville (200 East Middle Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20850). Join Atlas Obscura Society D.C. and Peter Jones and Mike Stein of Lost Lagers for an exclusive exploration and tasting of a historic D.C. beer based on a style called Brillant Ale which is now brewed at Gordon Biersch Rockville. $32.21

APR

26

Thu

Rosslyn Reads! Spring Book Festival, 10am-10pm at Central Place Plaza (1800 N Lynn St, Arlington, VA 22209). We're excited to partner with Carpe Librum DC and Arlington Public Library to bring you the first Rosslyn Reads! Spring Book Festival, a special one-day event featuring a Pop-Up Bookstore selling thousands of used books, CDs and DVDs with prices ranging from $1-$5. Additionally, Rosslyn Reads! will be programmed with book signings, author readings, live music, drinks/food trucks and entertainment for children and adults alike. FREEkids children family outdoors reading nerds

APR

26

Thu

Empower DC Spring Happy Hour!, 6-8:30pm at Mediterranean Spot (1501 U St NW). Join us in fellowship and celebration of Empower DC's members and supporters who packed the City Council last month to fight the gutting of the Comprehensive Plan, and to honor the leadership of residents in public housing who continue to struggle against displacement. Tickets include your first drink! All proceeds will support the organizing work of Empower DC. $15

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Wed

⭐Walk-Up Wednesday @ NMAAHC, 10am-5:30pm at National Museum of African American History and Culture (1400 Constitution Ave NW). For April only, no timed-entry passes needed on Wednesdays. Just show up! FREEart history culture kids children family

APR

25

Wed

880 P Comedy ft. Headliner Tony Woods!, 7-10pm at 880 P (880 P St NW). Produced by local comic Theresa Concepcion, this FREE show will be hosted by audience favorite, Marcus Brown (DC Improv, the Joe Clair and Friends show), with performances by Denise Taylor and Ross Benoit. Be sure to stick around for our headliner Tony Woods as seen on Comedy Central, HBO, BET, and Showtime! We're sweetening the deal with complimentary beverages including beer, wine, and a signature cocktail during our pre-show reception from 7 - 8pm. FREE

APR

25

Fri

FREE Sunset Boat Ride on the Anacostia, 6:30-8pm at Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Drive SE). Join the National Park Service and Anacostia Watershed Society for a sunset sail on the Anacostia River in celebration of the Year of the Anacostia and Anacostia Park Centennial. FREEoutdoors family children kids

APR

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Opera on Tap: A Month of Fools, 8-10pm at the Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW). Who says that fools only get recognized on one day? Opera is full of them...those foolish people, those foolish ideas, and those who do not suffer fools. Join us for a night of wonderfully foolish opera and song!! Artists: Chinwe Enu, Alexandra Friendly, Tory Wood, Dave Chavez, and more! FREEmusic

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Aggies on the Hill Closing Reception, 5-7pm at U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201 (First St NE). This is a biennial event held in our nation’s capital and hosted by The Association of Former Students that promotes awareness and encourages federal support for Texas A&M University and higher education. FREE

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The Fair Housing Act at 50: How Far Have We Come? Where Are We Going?, 9-5pm at Arent Fox LLP (1717 K St NW). The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council will host an all-day symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Lunch and a continental breakfast will be provided. A reception at the office of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council will follow the event at 5:30pm. FREE

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Evening at the Embassy of Peru, 7-9:30pm at Embassy of Peru (1700 Massachusetts Ave NW). Step onto foreign soil as we invite you to experience an energetic, culturally magnificent South American nation at the Embassy of Peru. Through the food, drink, live performances, diplomats and other cultural aspects of the evening, we'll experience the rich customs of the multiple regions of Peru. $50

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: 3rd Annual Ward 1 Public Safety Summit, 6-8pm at Banneker Recreation Center (2500 Georgia Ave NW). This event is an opportunity for residents to get to know the teams serving their neighborhoods, learn more about public safety initiatives including the NEAR Act, and how to engage and support public safety efforts in the Ward. FREE

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Intersection of AI and Analytics in Government, 6-8:30pm at 1776, 12th Floor (1133 15th Street NW). We invite you to join the Microsoft Azure Government user community for an evening of presentations, demos and discussion on some of the hottest topics in government today. FREE

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Congressional Reception, 5:30-7pm at Russell Senate Office Building (2 Constitution Ave NE). The reception will feature uplifting videos, patient stories, as well as information about the We Honor Veterans program, a unique partnership between hospices and the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure all America’s veterans receive the honor and care they deserve at the end of life. FREE

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Closing Reception - Fundred Reserve Open Lab, 6-8pm at H-Space (1932 9 1/2 St NW). Join us in celebration of the community and projects of the Fundred Reserve Open Lab! As we wrap up a day of policymaker education - Fundred Dollar Hill Day - the Fundred team and DC community, along with special guests from Flint, MI, will convene for a closing reception of the Fundred Reserve Open Lab. FREE

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Golden Chef Ceremony: Tasting Traditional Chinese Food, 4:30-8pm (1343 L St NW). Welcome all attendants to join this special event and enjoy wonderful tradtional Chinese food and art performances. Event Highlights: Face-changing performance, Chinese Pastry Sculpture Art Demo, Wensi Tofu Cutting skill demo, Chinese Candied Toffee demo, Tianjin Traditional Zeng Bowel Cake demo. FREE

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Clearing the Path to Peace in Laos, 6-8pm at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (1333 New Hampshire Ave NW). This evening reception will feature special guest speaker, Benjamin Rhodes, former Assistant to President Obama and Deputy National Security Advisory for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, along with additional remarks by His Excellency Mai Sayavongs, Ambassador of the Lao PDR to the United States, and Tim Rieser, Democratic Clerk, Senate Committee on Appropriations, representing the Office of Senator Patrick Leahy. Lao hors d'oeuvres & refreshments, provided by Foodhini, will be served. FREE

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Artist Talk: with Örjan Andersson - Swedish Dance and Choreography, 6:30-8:30pm at House of Sweden (2900 K St NW). The inventive, multifaceted choreographer Örjan Andersson, who works at the intersection between dance, theater, and music, will be the choreographer in focus of this artist talk at House of Sweden. A distinguished group of panelists will examine Swedish contemporary choreography and dance from different perspectives: the choreographers, the critic, the programmer, the producer and, of course, the audience. FREE

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Past, Present, and Future of Transitional Justice in Taiwan, 12-1:30pm at Global Taiwan Institute (1836 Jefferson Pl NW). More than 30 years after lifting Martial Law in 1987, Taiwan has emerged as an established constitutional democracy in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, the grievances caused in the country’s authoritarian past still lingers in the present as the government and society try to find transitional justice for those who have suffered under that dark period of the island’s history. A light lunch will be served. FREE; RSVP requested

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: EPA Public Hearing on the Coal Regulations, 9am-8pm at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (300 S Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202). EPA is proposing to amend the regulations for the disposal of coal combustion residuals from electric utilities and independent power producers. FREEcivic envrionment green

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202 Creates Co-working Day, 10am-8pm at DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (200 I St SE). Each month, the 202Creates team invites the District's creatives and entrepreneurs to work out of OCTFME's office, meet fellow creatives, attend skill building sessions, get drop-in support for specific business or legal questions, participate in feedback sessions, share thoughts and experiences during roundtables, and more! FREE

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The making of: Centrolina, 6-8pm at Centrolina (974 Palmer Alley NW). Join us for a discussion with the people that created Centrolina - the Italian restaurant and market at CityCenterDC. Event Includes wine and food tasting. $25-30

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Bread & Roses: 2018 DC LaborFest Sneak Preview, 6-8pm at Busboys and Poets (Shirlington) (4251 South Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206). Get an earlybird look at this year’s LaborFest! We’ll show trailers from the DC Labor FilmFest and preview the LaborFest schedule, plus Save The Date cards will be available and all attendees get a free pair of passes to the FilmFest! FREE

Monday, April 23, 2018

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FREE Sunset Boat Ride on the Anacostia, 6:30-8pm at Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Drive SE). Join the National Park Service and Anacostia Watershed Society for a sunset sail on the Anacostia River in celebration of the Year of the Anacostia and Anacostia Park Centennial. FREEoutdoors family children kids

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Reception and Knife Skills Documentary Screening, 5:30-7:30pm at U.S. Capitol Building Auditorium (East Capitol St NE & First St SE). A reception with appetizers will be start at 5:30pm. The Knife Skills screening will start promptly at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion moderated by CNN commentator Shermichael Singleton and featuring the film's Director Thomas Lennon and Edwin's owner Brandon Chrostowski. FREEhill movie film

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Profs & Pints: Speaking of Speakeasies, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Profs and Pints presents: "Speaking of Speakeasies," a discussion of prohibition and its boozy effects, with Allen Pietrobon, adjunct professor of modern American history at American University and visiting professor at Trinity Washington University. $11.34sciencehistory lecture geek

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Expanding Our Understanding of Building Movement and Facade Joint Design, 4-7pm at District Architecture Center (DAC) (421 7th Street NW). In this presentation, we will explore the building movements and tolerances that affect facade joints and discuss how to appropriately design joints to accommodate them. We will serve refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Cocktail Reception at 6pm. FREElecture design

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Petworth Community Market 2018 Annual Season Kickoff Fundraiser, 6:30-9pm at Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave NW). The all-volunteer Board of Directors of the non-profit Petworth Community Market is raising money to make local food and products more accessible to all members of our community, regardless of income. Great local prizes and drink specials. $20-100

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Green Business Briefing on Local Green Economy, 6-8:30pm at Silver Spring Civic Center (1 Veterans Place). All are invited to Join Councilmember Tom Hucker and One Montgomery Green for an overview of the opportunities and obstacles to starting and growing a "green" business in Montgomery County. Reception by Green Plate Catering preceding the event. FREE

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Boardgame Madness to End the Madness, 7-10pm at The Midlands (3333 Georgia Ave NW). Each week is a matchup of two great organizations. To raise the stakes, if you win a boardgame, you get to help determine which group advances to the next round and where we donate the night's proceeds. At the end of the night, we'll proportionally donate half of the money based on how many votes each group received. The team with the most votes will advance to the next round. The other half of the money will be added to the grand prize for the group that wins the tournament. BOGO beer! $10

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Architecture: Decentralizing New York cultural offerings, 7-8:30pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th St NW). As part of AIA|DC Architecture Month, Sergio Pardo, from the Percent for Art Program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Miguel Quismondo, architect of Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, NY, address the cultural decentralization of New York through architecture and public art, in conversation with Daniel Lobo, urban planner and designer at the Urban Land Institute. FREE

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Happy hour with Central American Advocates, 5-7pm at CARECEN-Central American Resource Center (1460 Columbia Road NW). Join us for some drinks, bites, and informal conversations with organization that work with returned migrants in Honduras and youth in El Salvador. They'll talk about their experiences, perspectives, and why all this matters in the current U.S. immigration and foreign policy context. FREE

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Earth Day Plant Sale & Picnic, 12-4pm at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden (1644 31st St NW). Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Tudor Place! Spend an afternoon exploring our historic gardens and take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to enjoy a picnic on our grounds. A limited number of onsite registration will be available. FREE

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Earth Day Mindfulness Hike + Yoga, 5-7:30pm at Patagonia (1048 Wisconsin Ave NW). This Earth Day, join Khepera Wellness and the Kings of The Boys Institute for a hike on the Georgetown canal trail followed by an all-levels, all-ages yoga class based on mindfulness at our store. The Boys School is a unique program within Stanton Elementary in Southeast Washington D.C. where the Kings are active participants in documenting, analyzing and creating new environments in their school, homes and neighborhoods. Space is limited-- please call the store at 202.333.1776 to reserve your spot! $10-20 suggested donationfitness

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Color Purple w/ panel, 5-8pm at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910). After the film, join us for a conversation with Keri Potts, Survivor, Victim Advocate & Senior Director of PR/Communication for ESPN; Shanon Lee, writer, journalist, host & survivor activist; & Jennifer Williams, Professor of African-American Literature at Howard University, moderated by WUSA 9's Larry Miller. Purchase tickets directly from AFI Silver. $13movie

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5th Annual Earth Day Birthday Good Food Festival, 12-4pm at Glen's Garden Market, Dupont (2001 S St NW). There will also be a live pitch competition featuring the five finalists (of almost 70 applicants) from our AccelerateHERdc competition presenting their products and one business will walk away from the party with a $10,000 grant! Live music, food, and drinks. FREE

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Kingman Island Festival Preview Show, 1-6pm at Atlas Brew Works (2052 W Virginia Ave NE). Spend an afternoon with us at Atlas Brew Works for #SundayFunday with delicious craft beer and a taste of what's in store for you at the 9th annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival with two amazing musical acts! FREE

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Ward 4 Bike Ride, 10:30am-12:30pm at Petworth (9th and Upshur St NW). Celebrate #EarthDay at the Annual Ward 4 Bike Ride with Councilmember Todd, Rachel Maisler (Ward 4 Representative to the D.C. Bicycle Advisory Council), and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). The approximately 8-mile loop will begin and end at the Upshur St & 9th St, NW bikeshare station, and will feature bicycle infrastructure and sites of significance in Ward 4. FREEbicycle outdoors fitness

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BrunchCon, 9am-6pm at National Harbor (165 Waterfront St). Open mimosa & bloody mary bar, brunch bites from over 30 vendors, photo booth , and music. $45-85
ChecklistDC: This convention is for the basic bitch in all of us.
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Another Dimension: Closing Reception, 5-7pm at DC Arts Center (2438 18th St NW). Another Dimension is an invitational exhibition for which we the curators have asked artists in the District-Maryland-Virginia area to create “nano” artwork in the style of the work the artist typically makes. The largest dimension of work when ready for display cannot be more than 6 inches. FREEculture

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An Artistic Wedding Experience on H Street, 2-6pm at Gallery O on H (1354 H Street NE). Engaged couples and event professionals are invited to enjoy an intimate afternoon of curated wedding-themed fun! All of your senses will be engaged as guests enjoy concert-like live music performances, delicious food and cocktails, fashion, visual art, and live beauty demonstrations, from event planners. $40

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Taco Takeover: A Fiesta for Justice, 6pm-12am at Himitsu (828 Upshur St NW). April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we want you to join us as we take a stand against sexual violence by showing up for justice and supporting survivors. All while eating tacos and and enjoying some adult bevs

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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⭐Congress Heights 30th Anniversary, 12-2pm (2700 Martin Luther King Ave SE). The Ballou Knights of Ballou Senior High School present to you an eventful celebration.This will be open to the community and will contain entertainement such as bubble soccer , human chess and a game console station (PS4,Wii U,Xbox 1). Also we will display food dishes from local vendors that will be serving samples. All activities are FREE!community kids children family

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Literary Cocktails: Griffin & Sabine: Reading Room DC, 7pm-12am at Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St NW). Remember when people wrote letters to each other? It was like email, but your hand was the keyboard and a piece of paper was the screen. For this weekend's Literary Cocktails, Chantal Tseng is making drinks inspired by Nick Bantock's two epistolary trilogies about the mysterious correspondences of Griffin & Sabine. FREE

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Taste of Dupont, 1-4pm at Dupont Circle Main Streets (9 Dupont Cir NW). Taste of Dupont is a progressive dinner that includes 10-15 tastes for the purchase of a master ticket, which gives you appetizers, entrees, desserts, and drinks. $30

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: The Great CoHi Cleanup, 1-3pm (1450 Girard St NW). Register to participate in The Great CoHi Cleanup and join friends, family, and neighbors to beautify our community, and one of DC's most popular, eclectic neighborhoods. FREEcommunity kids children family outdoors

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The More The Merrior: An Oyster Shuck, 3-10pm at Big Bear Cafe (1700 1st St NW). A ticket gets you a wristband. And with that wristband, you can eat to your heart’s content. Grilled, raw and fried Chesapeake oysters, oyster stew, Meats and Foods sausage and homemade kraut, grilled local veggies, catfish dip, Korean BBQ, banchan and more. Kids get in free before 4pm. $50food children family beer drinks wine buffet

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Stormy Daniels: Make American Horny Again, at Fantasies Nightclub (5520 Pennington Ave, Baltimore, MD 21226). Fantasies welcomes Adult Film Super Star and alleged President Trump Mistress, Stormy Daniels, to the stage as part of her “Make America Horny Again” tour.

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DCBC presents The Brunch Room: 3rd Birthday Edition, 2-6pm at Saint Yves (1220 Connecticut Ave NW). On Saturday, April 21st, we invite YOU to join us at The Brunch Room to celebrate our 3rd BIRTHDAY PARTY and first event of 2018! We're turning it ALL the way up with this one, making it our SMALLEST, most INTIMATE, and WILDEST event yet. There will be BOTTLE SERVICE, CHICK FIL-A, SAXOPHONE, ELECTRIC VIOLIN, and INSANE BEATS played by our resident DJ, all brunch long. $37.80food party

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Frühlingsfest: a Spring Garden Festival, 12-4pm at Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave NW). The Heurich House Museum presents Frühlingsfest, a seasonal celebration modeled after a traditional German Festival. Spend the day in our Castle Garden (one of the only open spaces of its kind in Dupont Circle) enjoying maibock, eating delicious bbq, expressing yourself with art, and playing games. We've invited some of our favorite local artisans and businesses to join us. $15

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Erick Jackson “I’m Walkin’ Here” artist talk and closing reception, 6-9pm at Lost Origins Gallery (3110 Mt Pleasant St NW). FREE

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DC Beer Festival, 12-8pm at Nationals Park (1500 S Capitol St SE). The DC Beer Festival brings together dozens of craft breweries that will feature fall seasonal beers, plus food trucks, lawn games, DJs, and more throughout the park. Admission includes unlimited tastings, with food sold separately from a number of food trucks. $45drinks

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Mormons in DC: A Cultural Open House, 4-5:30pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (5460 Western Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7100, United States). Come learn how we do this through a shared, home-cooked meal and an educational walking tour of our chapel! The museum-style tour will explore the most fundamental Mormon practices, with a focus on how they help us bring and bind people together. Complimentary dinner included. FREEcommunity kids children family outdoors

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Homme DC Presents DCEatings: A Community Dinner Collaboration, 8-10pm at 52 O Street Studios (52 O St NW). Please join Homme DC and DCEatings for a community dinner at 52 O Street Studios. At this dinner, the food comes secondary to our guests. Ticket price includes full meal and 2 glasses of wine. $35

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Historical Tea: 19th Century Authors, 12-2pm at DAR Museum (1776 D St NW). This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Come prepared to celebrate women authors of the 19th century! From Jane Austen to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, women have contributed much to the literary canon. Join us for an afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and pastries. $43

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Yappy Hour at The Embassy Row Hotel, 3-6pm at The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Embassy Row Hotel invites guests and locals to bring their beloved furry friends for a Yappy Hour on the Station Kitchen & Cocktails Patio from 3-6 pm with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Humane Rescue Alliance. Free

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Mt Pleasant House & Garden Tour, 2-5pmTour from 2-5, cocktail reception from 5-7. This year, the tour will also incorporate a wine tasting at Irving Liquors, one of our sponsors. Visit between 2-5, and they will donate 10% of all tasting sales. $35-45

Friday, April 20, 2018

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⭐Zach and Kristin Will Make You Cry, 10-11pm at DC Arts Center (2438 18th St NW). Zach Mason and Kristin O’Brien, best friends and experienced DC comedians, will try (and fail) to move the audience to tears. Zach and Kristin Will Make You Cry is a parody comedy show that combines scripted sketches, improvised scenes, and multimedia elements inspired by Zach and Kristin’s lived experiences. $12comedy

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Stormy Daniels: Make American Horny Again, at Fantasies Nightclub (5520 Pennington Ave, Baltimore, MD 21226). Fantasies welcomes Adult Film Super Star and alleged President Trump Mistress, Stormy Daniels, to the stage as part of her “Make America Horny Again” tour.

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Wine Social at Rooftop Terrace near White House - Hosted by Servcorp, 6-9pm at Servcorp Offices (1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW). All Professionals in DC, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend our Rooftop Wine Social Event. We will be serving complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres while you enjoy breathtaking views of Washington D.C. FREEreception

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FREE Sunset Boat Ride on the Anacostia, 6:30-8pm at Anacostia Park (1900 Anacostia Drive SE). Join the National Park Service and Anacostia Watershed Society for a sunset sail on the Anacostia River in celebration of the Year of the Anacostia and Anacostia Park Centennial. FREEoutdoors family children kids

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Industrious DC Launch Party, 6-9pm at Industrious (1 Thomas Circle NW, 7th Floor). Enjoy the generous reception and launch party of the new co-working space, Industrious. Drinks and hors-d'oeuvres will be served. FREE

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Free Tulips, 12:15pm at Dupont Circle. If you want free tulips, head down to Dupont Circle at 12:15 today, where the Dutch Ambassador to the U.S. will be handing out tulips for Dutch-American Friendship Day, which commemorates the start of diplomatic relations between the countries in 1782. FREE

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: DC Ward 1 Candidate Forum, 6:15-8pm at St. Stephen's Church (1525 Newton St NW). Come listen to the candidates speak about seniors, public safety, and education. Moderated by Sam Ford. Hosted by AARP DC. FREEcivic

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Nat Geo Night: Unexpected Origins, 5:30-8pm at National Geographic (1600 M St NW). Discover how biological anthropologist Marina Elliott, paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger, evolutionary biologist Ryan Carney, and documentary artist and photographer Matthew Cicanese are uncovering the mysteries of our human ancestry, the beginnings of written language, the evolution of bird flight, and the biological origins of the world’s ecosystems. $20sciencehistory lecture geek

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Opening Reception- "Heavy Metal"- Eve Stockton and Takefumi Hori, 6:30-8pm at Long View Gallery (1234 9th St NW). Featuring new work by gallery favorites Eve Stockton and Takefumi Hori. FREEart

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No Kings Collective x Hirshhorn Museum , 7-11pm at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Independence Ave at Seventh St SW). It’s the 80s as you’ve never seen it before. Explore the iconic decade when artwork became a commodity and the artist, a brand. Razor-sharp, witty, satirical and deeply subversive, these nearly 150 works examine the origins and rise of a new generation of artists in 1980s New York who blurred the lines between art, entertainment and commerce, a shift that continues to define contemporary art today. $19.89culture

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FIN Reception & Panel: Building a Secure Financial System in Latin America, 7-9pm at the Watergate Hotel (2650 Virginia Ave NW). The Financial Integrity Network cordially invites you to a panel discussion and reception on the event of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to be served at 6:00 PM. Panel discussion to begin at 6:30 PM. FREE

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Capitol Riverfront Speaker Series: River Revitalization, 4-6:30pm at Earth Conservation Corps Pump House (1520 First Street SE). Join the Capitol Riverfront BID at the next 10 Years of Growth Speaker Series event, "River Revitalization," as we celebrate the progress of the Anacostia River and its positive impact on the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood with a panel discussion featuring Department of Energy & Environment Director Tommy Wells, reception featuring bites from The Salt Line, and boat tours along the water with Anacostia Riverkeeper and Anacostia Watershed Society. FREE

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The #MeToo Movement—Why Now Again? What Next?, 3-5pm at Healy Family Student Center, Georgetown University (Tondorf Road). Professor Tannen will speak with panelists from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Women’s Law Center, and Georgetown University to examine the nuances behind #MeToo: its political and cultural predecessors, its effect on low-income workers and women of color, and its relationship to systemic inequality. Reception to follow event. FREE

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Fíonta Officewarming Party, 4-7pm at Fionta's Office (1150 18th Street NW). Fionta is thrilled to have moved into our new corporate office. Come help us warm the office and celebrate! We'll be eating, drinking, and socializing and we hope that you'll be able to attend. There won't be any fireworks, but we will have bubbly, non-alcoholic bubbly and lots of festive food! FREE

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Free Silver Spring Elite Networking Event powered by Rockstar Connect, 6-8pm at Scion Restaurant - Silver Spring (1200 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910). Free after hours business networking event open to all industries and professions. Bring your business cards. Light delicious complimentary appetizers will be served on a first come first serve basis. All attendees are responsible for their own alcoholic beverages. FREE

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Oath Pizza - Navy Yard D.C. Grand Opening!, 11am-10pm (110 M St SE). Get your hands on pizza samples all day and sweet swag giveaways! Live Music. FREE

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Stormy Daniels: Make American Horny Again, at Fantasies Nightclub (5520 Pennington Ave, Baltimore, MD 21226). Fantasies welcomes Adult Film Super Star and alleged President Trump Mistress, Stormy Daniels, to the stage as part of her “Make America Horny Again” tour.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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⭐Happy Hour to Take Action, 6:30-9pm at The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW). Several of us testified before the Council to ask the District to save the dog park. Now we need YOU to take action to ask the Council to save the park. Join us to sign postcards, make calls, and think about next steps. FREElecture drinks geek

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⭐The Economics of Alcohol and the Evolution of Cocktails, 6-9pm at District Distilling Co. (1414 U St NW). Join America's Future Foundation for a night of liberty and cocktails! We will discuss how prohibition laws affected the alcohol market and led to some of our favorite drinks. Appetizers and cocktail samples will be available, followed by a reception with happy hour priced drinks. FREElecture drinks geek

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Community Outreach Event, 11am-3pm at Deeds of Kindness Outreach Services (401 New York Avenue). Free meals, clothing, haircuts, shoes and on-site access to health and wellness providers in the areas of recovery support, employment, housing, screenings, etc. FREE
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⭐Walk-Up Wednesday @ NMAAHC, 10am-5:30pm at National Museum of African American History and Culture (1400 Constitution Ave NW). For April only, no timed-entry passes needed on Wednesdays. Just show up! FREEart history culture kids children family

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Opening Reception: Transformers: New Contemporary Latin American Sculpture by Darío Escobar and Patrick Hamilton, 6-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas (201 18th St NW). Transformers: New Contemporary Sculpture by Darío Escobar and Patrick Hamilton is part of AMA’s exhibitions program showcasing contemporary artists of OAS member countries. AMA is part of the OAS’s Secretariat for Hemispheric Affairs, and its work is based on the principle that the arts are transformative for individuals and communities, as visual components reflecting the four pillars of the OAS: democracy, human rights, security and development. FREEart

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Capital Grid Project Open House, 6:30-8:30pm at the Marigold (2905 11th St NW). Join Pepco to learn more how the Capital Gride and the Harvard Substation will effect your community—including construction times, traffic pattern changes, and neighborhood impact. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to: [email protected] FREE

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Art as a Voice, 6:30-8:30pm at Chinatown Community Cultural Center (616 H St NW). In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are hosting our 5th annual Art as a Voice. This is an art showcase where survivors and community members share how gender based violence has affected their lives. We welcome poetry, paintings, music, dance, spoken word, and more! FREE

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Young People Lead Happy Hour 2.0, 6:30-8:30pm (733 10th St NW). Blue Future, Platform, and Edge are hosting Young People Lead, a happy hour to mobilize and engage with young progressives in the DC area. Tickets cover cost of drinks. $15-25

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Liberia Looking Forward, 2-4:30pm at Walsh Building (1221 36th St NW). Please join Africa Forum in hosting Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh who will share his remarks on the way forward for Liberia. Dr. Formunyoha is a Senior Associate for Africa and Regional Director at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. The talk will be followed by a Meet & Greet Happy Hour. There will be a lot of drinks and African food. FREE

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Whisky Brothers: Understanding Japanese Whisky, 7-9pm at Petworth Citizen & Reading Room (829 Upshur St NW). Our friends the Whisky Brothers (Dan Searing and Kelly Young) are back to walk us through the intricacies of a spirit originally modeled after Scotch whisky, but which has since taken on a profile (and legend) all its own. Ticket price includes all drinks, plus tip for the Whisky Brothers. $50.44drinks

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Pre-Founders Day Mass & Reception, 6:30-8:30pm at Saint John Paul II National Shrine (3900 Harewood Rd NE). Please register by March 20 at 4:00pm for catering purposes. FREE

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Profs & Pints: Is Religion Obsolete?, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Why do people turn to religion? What's its purpose? Listen from Michael J. Sigrist, lecturer in philosophy at George Washington University, co-editor of Time and the Philosophy of Action, and scholar of the early existentialists. $11.34sciencehistory lecture geek

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Crown Agents Roofdeck Reception, 6-8pm at Crown Agents USA (1129 20th St NW, Roofdeck ). Crown Agents CEO Fergus Drake requests the pleasure of your company at a rooftop reception to be held on the occasion of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund 2018 Spring Meetings. Drinks and canapes will be served. FREE

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2018 District Sustainability Awards, 5:30-7:30 at Eastern Market, North Hall (225 7th Street SE). Join Mayor Bowser and DOEE Director Tommy Wells to honor this year’s District Sustainability Award winners, which include local nonprofit and educational organizations and private sector businesses – and an award for "People's Choice." Food and drinks will be available for purchase by cash or credit. FREE; registration requiredgreen

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2018 Taste of Shaw, 7-9:30pm at the Howard Theatre (620 T St NW). The Shaw neighborhood’s annual celebration of the best food and drink its restaurants and bars have to offer is back! Join us for a night of stellar cuisine, cocktails, and beers from this year's Host Committee of chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, and brewers. Enjoy unlimited sips and noshes throughout the evening plus live music and dancing. Doors open at 7pm. $80food drinks

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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⭐Local Lips Event Series : Nourishment, 6:30-8:30pm at Take Care (1338 Wisconsin Ave NW). Join Take Care & Brightest Young Things for the next Local Lips event, with April's focus being Nourishment. The evening will include this engaging panel discussion, and feature bites and sips from local partners, including Cava and Vegetable + Butcher, libations from City Winery, PLUS enjoy a curated Lip Bar from Take Care Shop, giveaways and more! FREE

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⭐Cleavisions: The Creative Entrepreneurs Networking Happy Hour, 6:30-8:30pm at the HIVE 2.0 (1231 Good Hope Rd SE). Join us for for a networking happy hour here at The Hive 2.0, Ward 8's only co-working space and business incubation center. This event is for the dreamer, the artist, and the business owner in development. Come by for drinks, and good vibes! FREEnetworking tech

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The Inner Loop: Fourth Anniversary Party!, 7:30-10pm at Third Floor (4200 9th Street NW). Join us for a smashing evening to celebrate our 4th anniversary/40th reading, filled with literary fun: FLASH readings from writers who have read with us throughout the past year. Group writing games including exquiste corpse and a poem writing station. Recording station (so you can be featured on an episode of TIL radio). Works from local visual artists on display. FREE

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Intro to House History, 6-7:30pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW). The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will help you research the history of your house. Use code EARLYBIRD to register before Mar 26. FREEsciencehistory lecture geek

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Taco Tuesday Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30pm at Tortilla Coast (400 First St SE). Bosma Enterprises cordially invites you to a special reception for members of the Indiana delegation In Congress and their staff. FREEhill

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Tong and 'Tage: It's A South African Biltong and Pinotage Love Fest, 5:30-8pm at the LINE DC (1770 Euclid St NW). South African Travel and Wine Lovers will meet for happy hour at the hotel's funky bar/restaurant, Brothers & Sisters. Ticket includes a tour, 1 glass pinotage (full pour), and biltong charcuterie. Additional food, pinotage, other wine/spirits will be available at the bar for purchase. $21food drinks

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Opera in a Time of #MeToo, 6-7pm at National Presbyterian Church (4101 Nebraska Ave NW). In a moment of cultural upheaval and changing mores, in a time of #MeToo, what are the challenges of presenting and performing in operas like Carmen, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly? FREEmusic

Monday, April 16, 2018

🇺🇸HAPPY DC EMANCIPATION DAY!🇺🇸

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⭐Karaoke Battle, 7-11pm at Penn Social (801 E St NW). Baltimore Karaoke and District Karaoke duke it out all the performances on the road to crowning a winner. FREE
ChecklistDC: THIS🔥IS🔥REAL🔥LIFE🔥PITCH🔥PERFECT🔥!
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Emancipation Day, 1-4pm at ONE DC Black Workers Center (2500 MLK Jr Ave SE). History of Emancipation Day as told by ONE DC members. Community cook-out. Drumming & music. FREE

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Profs & Pints: Founding Fathers in the "Friend Zone", 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Come hear about the men and women of America's founding era and how the friendships they formed reflected the new nation's highest ideals. Explore how they navigated the tricky line between friendship and romantic love, and hear what these relationships can tell us about love, gender, and power. $11.34sciencehistory lecture geek

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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Jazz In the Garden, 3-5pm at Cheers at The Big Chair (2122 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE). Enjoy an afternoon of jazz with East Jazz Collective at Cheers at The Big Chair. Sponsored by Anacostia Arts Center and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. FREEmusic outdoor kids children family

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Anacostia River Festival, at Anacostia Park (Anacostia Drive & Good Hope Road SE). For a taste of local D.C., celebrate the Anacostia River and take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family and experience Southeast D.C.’s local arts scene at this special FREE event. FREEkids children outdoor

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NSO In Your Neighborhood: Woodley Park, 1pm and 3pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). Back-to-back family-friendly performances in the Smithsonian National Zoo’s newly renovated auditorium inside the Visitor’s Center. A Musical Instrument Petting Zoo with take place outdoors adjacent to the Visitor’s Center at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. FREEoutdoor kids children family

Saturday, April 14, 2018

🌸If you're already near the Mall, check out all these great events:

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2018 Sakura Matsuri & Japanese Street Festival, 10:30am-6pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). We are the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the US. We have 4 stages of performances and demonstrations, cultural exhibitors, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, a Childrens' Corner - and more! Children 12 and under are always free! $10cherry blossom family kids children

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DC Emancipation Day Parade, 2-3pm (10th & Pennsylvania NW). Come walk with Mayor Bowser and members of the Bowser Administration at the 2018 Emancipation Day Parade and Concert. FREEcherry blossom family kids children

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DC Emancipation Day Concert, 3pm (10th & Pennsylvania NW). Featuring Angie Stone, Rare Essence, Konshens The MC, DJ Dirty Rico, Luther Relives, and Drew Tillman. FREEmusic outdoors

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2018 March for Science, 8am-5pm at National Mall and Memorial Parks (900 Ohio Dr SW). We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science—because science belongs to us all. cause protestcherry blossom family kids children

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, 10am-12pm at Federal Triangle Metro Station (10th & Constitution Ave NW). Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route. FREEfamily kids children

🎉Aaaah, crowds! If you want to keep away from the Mall, check out these great events:

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RIAMS Porch Fest 2018, 2-6pm (Rhode Island Ave NE). Local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression! FREE

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Agorá Patio Party, 12-4pm at Zaytinya (701 9th St NW). Our annual Greek market party is back! To celebrate spring, Easter festivities and all the glory of the patio season, we’ve invited a variety of purveyors to set up shop outdoors to bring to life a Greek marketplace. Sample wines, olive oils and more and shop for artisanal products while enjoying live music. And of course the Spartans will be back for great photo opps! FREE

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⭐Bike the District! "Petals & Pedals" Spring Series Finale, 11am-2pm (1351 Alabama Ave SE). Join us for a fun, free bike ride! Enjoy the beautiful spring weather on a fun tour of DC's nicest less known trails! Each ride will be from 4-6 miles round trip. LimeBike will provide free bicycles for all and helmets for kids! FREEbicycle outdoors fitness kids children family

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Great American Square Dance Revival, 8-11:30pm at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St NW). For April, we're going all local! Gabe Popkin, one of the DC Square Dance founders, will be calling his distinctive mix of fun dances that anyone can learn quickly and enjoy. No partner, lessons, overalls or frilly dress needed. Just walk in and dance! $5

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Comedy Show: The Midnight Gardeners League's Spring Healing Retreat, 7:30-9:35pm at the Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW). Who are the shadowy figures that make up this strange and illusive group of Machiavellian humorists? Attend our healing retreat and learn not just about how the Midnight Gardeners League imposes its will on the sleeping masses. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8pm. FREE

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Pop-Up Concert with Time for Three, 5-6pm at LINE Hotel (1770 Euclid St NW). The high-energy string trio and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra resident ensemble performs in a pop-up concert at Adams-Morgan’s new LINE Hotel. FREEmusiccherry blossom family kids children

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Clothing Swap, 1-4pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW). You bring clothes that you are ready to get rid of, Look through what other people brought take what you want! Leftover items will be donated to Martha’s Table. FREEcause martha's table

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Botanical Cocktail Complements: Herbal Tonics, Bitters, Shrubs, 6-8pm at U.S. Botanic Garden (100 Maryland Ave SW). Join Dwight for an evening of tasting adventure and travel back in time to sample and discuss the recipes and practices driving cocktail concocting from antiquity to the present. $30+

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Painta' Day, at Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center (3200 MLK Avenue SE). Enjoy original music produced and performed by local artists, bands and DJs. Of course, original artwork, prints and Painta’s Apparel will be available for purchase. FREEcherry blossom family kids children

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NSO In Your Neighborhood: Anacostia, 2-3pm at Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Pl., SE). A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music, and a US premiere of Okinawa’s NS Ryukyu Ballet Company. Enjoy face painting, make cherry blossom crafts, and go on a spring-themed scavenger hunt. FREEcherry blossom family kids children

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NSO In Your Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, 4:30pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St SE). A 60-minute family-friendly performance in the Dance Studio at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. FREEcherry blossom family kids children

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TEDxFoggyBottom, 10am-5pm at GWU Lisner Auditorium (730 21st St NW). The TEDxFoggyBottom team is working hard to curate our best event yet. Our seventh-annual conference will be a full-day experience, featuring 16 live speakers, 1500+ attendees, interactive exhibits, networking opportunities, and more. $16-20tech lecture

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DC Wine Fest: Spring Edition, 12-10pm at Longview Gallery (1234 9th St NW). You’ll have the chance to sample premium wine to your heart's content while live entertainment keep the party lively during this one of a kind experience. $35-60drinks

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2nd Annual Gin Festival, 6:30-10pm at One Eight Distilling (1135 Okie St NE). Tastings of over 100 gins + live music. $63drinks

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Artists' Reception: April Shows, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R St NW). Come join us for the artists' reception for our April shows, featuring Miriam Keeler, Steven Marks, Joyce McCarten! Refreshments and good company provided! FREE

Friday, April 13, 2018

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⭐Springer Nature Storytellers: Stories about Archaeology, 6:30-9pm at Washington Mariott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Rd NW). Join Springer Nature and our partners at The Story Collider for a fun evening of cocktails, refreshments and stories told by archaeologists. Each registrant is entitled to one free drink! FREEscience lecture

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12

Thu

Free Coffee, 8am-noon at Shop Made In DC (1330 19th Street NW). We are bookending tomorrow with more than just amazing weather! FREE drip coffee in AM and 50% of Gelato for Happy Hour. FREE

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Church Night - 5th Anniversary, 6:30-10:30pm at Black Cat DC (1811 14th St NW). We've been hard praising for 5 years, come celebrate with us! There will be shots, there will be tots, and unfortunately our altered boy, Randy, will also be there. $15

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African American Women: A History of Sexual Violence & Trauma, 7-8:30pm at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Thirty years later, Winfrey stood before a crowd at the Golden Globe Awards and invoked the name of Ms. Recy Taylor. These powerful narratives will frame an examination of the long history of sexual violence and trauma experienced by African American women and girls, in a moderated conversation with Drs. Nikki Taylor and Jeanne Theoharis FREEwomen

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NSO In Your Neighborhood: Columbia Heights, 3:30pm at Columbia Heights Educational Campus (3101 16th St NW). A 60-minute family-friendly performance in the auditorium after school hours. FREEmusic

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NSO In Your Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, 5pm at the Corner Store (900 South Carolina Ave SE). NSO Musicians perform in this arts center that showcases the work of actors, playwrights, musicians, filmmakers, artists, poets, and chefs. FREEmusic

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Visionary Venture Fund Reception at ASCRS, 5-7pm at DBGB DC (931 H St NW). Visionary Ventures Investment Committee including Dr. Richard Lindstrom, Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, Dr. Kerry Solomon, Dr. Ehsan Sadri, Dr. Toby Tyson and Jeffry Weinhuff invite you to drop into our Visionary reception at ASCRS in Washington DC. Complementary spirits and appetizers will be served. FREE

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"Outside/IN: Martha Jackson Jarvis at Dumbarton Oaks" Opening Reception, 5:30-8:30pm at Dumbarton Oaks (1703 32nd Street NW). Please join us at Dumbarton Oaks for a special event celebrating the reopening of the gardens and the opening of the exhibition Outside/IN: Martha Jackson Jarvis at Dumbarton Oaks. Jackson Jarvis and Dumbarton Oaks Director of Garden and Landscape Studies John Beardsley will participate in an illustrated discussion at 5:30pm, followed by a reception in the museum and gardens at 6:30pm. FREE

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Newseum Nights: In Bloom, 8-10:30pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW). This favorite D.C. tradition, hosted in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, will have everything from live entertainment to an open bar that'll surely satisfy all your springtime needs. $45-60party drinks beer wine food music

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Sip Savor & Stroll on the Arts Walk, 5-8pm at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe Street NE). Join friends and neighbors and discover the best of Brookland at Sip Savor & Stroll on the Arts Walk! Sip beer, wine and cocktails as you savor delicious food offerings from neighborhood restaurants and stroll the Arts Walk and open artist studios. Enjoy DIY art activities for kids and adults, and a live performance from Justin Trawick & The Common Good, and more! FREEchildren outdoors family

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Thu

⭐Free Wawa Coffee, All day at Wawa (1111 19th St NW). Celebrate the birthday of the area's most prized of convenience stores! By getting free coffee! Every person is entitled to one coffee of any size, free of charge. Nerd fact: "Wawa" is the Native American word for the Canada goose found in the Delaware Valley, where Wawa's milk supplier was located. FREE

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Four Centuries of Black Biographies in Germany, 6-8pm at German-American Heritage (719 6th Street NW ). You are cordially invited to the official opening reception of “Homestory Deutschland”. This renowned exhibit, created by the Initiative of Black People in Germany, which has traveled the world, is now available for a limited time at the GAHM in Washington, DC, courtesy of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by email to [email protected] or call 202.467.5000. FREE

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Thu

NSO In Your Neighborhood Late-Night Concert, 10:30-11:30pm at the Hamilton (600 14th St NW). National Symphony Orchestra musicians perform a late-night concert at the Loft bar of the Hamilton restaurant. #SHIFTmusic FREE

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12

Thu

Dogs of Desire & Theo Blackmann, 7:30-8:30pm at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW). Albany Symphony’s own new music ensemble Dogs of Desire performs new works by America’s best young composers, exploring all that is wild and wonderful in American pop culture. FREE, reservations required.

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Hip-Hop Orchestra, 6-7pm at Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage (2700 F St NW). A combined force of The Hip-Hop Orchestra at UMD, Box Era,20NVR, and artists from all over the DMV, The HHO is bringing you classic medleys AND landmark originals. FREEmusic

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Theaster Gates: Prayer for the Black Madonna, 6:30-8:30pm at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (700 Independence Ave SW). For this deeply moving evening of endurance prayer and reflection, Gates will weave together the sounds of different cultures and historical moments, using the vibrant acoustics of the Hirshhorn’s auditorium. Over the span of two hours, a DC-based chorale will present a meditative classical arrangement of Ave Maria, on repeat, while Gates and a vocalist from The Black Monks of Mississippi interject and layer improvised vocalization, sermon, and chanting. FREEart music culture

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Thu

#HouseOfCode Demo Day Reception, 4:30-6:30pm at Rayburn House Office Building. The students will demonstrate to lawmakers the apps they developed to win their Congressional district’s coding contest, thus turning the House of Representatives into the #HouseOfCode. The annual gathering is quickly becoming the new National Science Fair, but focused specifically on computer science and technology entrepreneurship. FREEhill

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The Washington D.C. Pancakes & Booze Art Show, 7pm-2am at Penn Social (801 E St NW). DC's Largest Underground Art Show featuring: 100+ Emerging Artists, Live Body Painting, Live DJ sets, Live Art, FREE Pancake Bar $15 at the door, $19.98 to jump the line

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Professional Lecture: How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog, 7:30-9p at GMU Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 113 (3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA). For the last six decades a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. FREEscience history lecture

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Ticket go on sale for ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife, 6:30-9:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW). The event is on May 17, 2018. $100+food

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Artolution’s DC Opening, 5:30-8pm at Fathom Creative, Inc. (1333 14th St NW). Please join us at a reception to welcome Artolution Co-founders, Max Frieder and Joel Bergner, to DC. FREEculture

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12

Thu

Spaces Chase Tower Scotch Tasting and Networking Event, 5-8pm at Spaces Chase Tower (4445 Willard Ave, 6th Floor, Chevy Chase, MD 20815). Join us at SPACES Chase Tower for an exclusive Scotch Tasting Event. Come and enjoy drinks while we get a peek at the latest CoWorking Space in Maryland. Giveaways include some baller tickets to the nats and a $500 gift card to Nobu. FREEdrinks reception whiskey whisky

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Gallery Opening: "Delineated" by Megan Maher, 6-8pm at Via Umbria Galleria (1525 Wisconsin Ave NW). Come and celebrate the opening of our newest galleria installation, "Delineated" by local artist Megan Maher. Admission is free to this special reception with the artist, but you must RSVP here to attend. FREE

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Green GW and Patagonia: Sixth Annual Trashion Show, 7-10pm at Patagonia (1048 Wisconsin Ave NW). GW student organizations and individuals of the student community are invited to design and model an outfit made entirely out of trash, recycling or compostable waste. FREEfashion

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10th Annual Best of DC Celebration, 6-10pm at Organization of American States (OAS) (200 17th St NW). This not-to-be-missed event features delicious dishes and beverages from more than 50 of the region's Top Restaurants, Mixologists, Breweries, Distilleries, Performers, and Rare Art Exhibitions all in one great night! $70-100

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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⭐Walk-Up Wednesday @ NMAAHC, 10am-5:30pm at National Museum of African American History and Culture (1400 Constitution Ave NW). For April only, no timed-entry passes needed on Wednesdays. Just show up! FREEart history culture kids children family

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Wed

Happy Hour at Chicken and Whiskey With Complimentary Cocktail, 5:30-8pm at Chicken + Whiskey (1738 14th St NW). Join us at Chicken and Whiskey for a Happy Hour and a complimentary cocktail made with the Whiskey of the Week! Women Who Whiskey is an experimental whiskey club for women. Both for amateurs and connoisseurs, Women Who Whiskey gives our members the opportunity to learn about varieties of whiskeys and cocktail culture, and to join a network of like-minded women with a taste for curiosity and strong drinks. FREE

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Wed

AHI Congressional Salute to Greek Independence Day, 6-8pm at Cannon House Office Building, Room 340 (27 Independence Ave SE). "A Congressional Salute to Greek Indpendence Day" - Presented by the American Hellenic Institute, in cooperation with: Rep. Carolyn Malong (D-NY) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL). FREEmusic

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Prince at Suns Cinema!, 8-10pm at Suns Cinema (3107 Mount Pleasant St NW). In commemoration of Prince's death two years ago we'll be screening a live Prince and the Revolution concert from March 30th, 1985. FREEmusic

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MY TURN. Airing Art and Stories of Venezuela, 6:30-8:30pm at the Stew (624 Rhode Island Avenue NE). Through storytelling, readings, song, and just plain conversation, us Venezuelans will share what is like to make a forced home away from home, focus a spotlight on the biggest exodus in the nation’s history, explain the causes of our exile, and share our relationships with our birth country, controlling the narrative around our domestic history. FREE; donations appreciatedvenezuela

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NSO Full Orchestra Pop-Up Concert, 1-2pm at Union Station (50 Massachusetts Ave NE). Led by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, the entire National Symphony Orchestra performs a free lunch-time “Pop-Up” concert in the Main Hall of D.C.’s iconic Union Station. FREE

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Wed

An Evening with Mary Branson, Artist in Residence at the Houses of Parliament, 6:15-7:45pm at National Churchill Library and Center (2130 H St NW). Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes artist Mary Branson for a delightful and lively discussion of the intersection of art, politics, and the ever-growing role of women in government. FREE

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When Disaster Strikes: Risk, Mitigation Strategies, and Recovery, 6-7:30pm at Urban Institute (2100 M St NW). The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center, in partnership with CoreLogic, will offer analysis on the deadly and destructive hazards the United States and its territories have recently endured and highlight policy outcomes being discussed and implemented. Check-in and a networking reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. FREE

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Cherry Blossom Congressional Reception 2018 - NCSS State Sponsors, 6-8:30pm at United States Botanic Garden (100 Maryland Ave SW). The event is graciously hosted by the U.S. Botanic Gardens with a formal program at 6:30pm and a follow on reception with drinks and light fare. Doors will open at 6pm, the program will be general admission standing only with very limited seating. Attendees must be 21 years old to attend with a government ID to match the name on the ticket. FREEhill

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"The Muslim Next Door" Premier Screening and Reception, at Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st St NW). MALA is proud to host the premier screening of The Muslim Next Door, the first installment in the series. After the screening, a special panel of some of MALA's dynamic storytellers will discuss their impressions and their reflections on being "The Muslim Next Door." We invite you to continue the conversation at a reception immediately after. FREEmovie

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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The Games We Play: Recreation in the Urban Space, 6-8pm at NoMa Business Improvement District (1200 1st St NE). Join us for a conversation about how to make The District your playground! Moderating the discussion is Matt Liddle, REI's Outdoor Programs and Outreach Mid-Atlantic Manager. Drinks, snacks, and good conversation await! FREE

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AAUW Work Smart in DC, 6:30-8:30pm at John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to learn how to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing FREE

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Free Cone Day 2018, 12-8pm at Ben & Jerry's (3135 M Street NW). Since 1979, it’s our way to celebrate and say thanks to our awesome fans for another year of support, and we've kept it up every year since, spreading the peace, love & FREE ice cream around the world! FREEfood family kids children

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Sandwich Island Samplers, 12-1pm at DAR Museum (1776 D St NW). Hear the story behind two Hawaiian samplers recently acquired by the DAR Museum (Hawaii was named "the Sandwich Islands" by explorer Captain Cook). The samplers tell a story of two very different lives and the intersection of cultures, 50 years before the United States "annexed" Hawaii and 100 years before statehood. FREEhistory lecture

Monday, April 9, 2018

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⭐Farewell Shaw Party, 5-9pm at Glen's Garden Market - Shaw (1924 8th St NW). What you can expect: Giveaways: Gift Cards, Growler Club & CSA memberships, T-shirts & more. $2 drafts to kick the kegs. $2 wines by the glass FREEdrinks

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DC's Taste of the Nation, 7-9pm at National Building Museum (401 F Street NW). $100+food

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NSO In Your Neighborhood Chamber Music, 7-8pm at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St SE). National Symphony Orchestra musicians perform chamber music, presented as part of #SHIFTmusic, a week celebrating the vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry of orchestras and chamber orchestras. FREE

Sunday, April 8, 2018

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⭐National Harbor, 10th Anniversary, 10am-10pm at National Harbor. Free Capital Wheel rides & Carousel rides, live music and more! This event will include sweet treats, a silent auction, face painting from 1pm-3pm and the joy of making a difference. FREEoutdoours kids children family

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⭐Welcome2DC's 2018 Happy Fun Cherry Blossom Picnic, 12-4pm at Jefferson Memorial (900 Ohio Dr SW). Bring yourself and a blanket and come have a picnic with new and old friends. All are welcome! FREEfriends people new

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⭐Improv Brunch 14: Brunchin' in the Rain, 12-2pm at the Pinch (3548 14th St NW). Brunch goes from basic to awesome with Improv Brunch. Enjoy the bar's full menu of brunch options which you watch live improv. Get to the Pinch a little early to get a good seat! We've been hitting standing room pretty quick. FREEcomedy

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Sat

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Park View neighborhood cleanup, 11am-12:30pm (3506 Georgia Ave NW). The first 30 volunteers will receive a free yoga class from Yoga Heights! We’ll provide all the supplies you need — gloves, trash pickers, trash bags, etc. FREE
ChecklistDC: This is a great opportunity to volunteer without having to sign-up in advance or do any training. Just show up!
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Cocktail Queen Competition - 4th Annual, 8pm-1:30am at Bourbon Adams Morgan (2321 18th St NW). We will be having a fantastically fun and fabulous ladies only competition (4 years running) on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Bourbon - Adams Morgan, DC (upstairs). This is an evening event - begins at 8pm - so, hopefully, we will have a stellar turn out of competitors and attendees alike. It is going to be bigger and better than last year!!! Plus, We will be projecting the competition action on the big screen for all to see!! $20

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The Dew Drop Inn's Wrestlemania Crawfish-A-Palooza, 12pm-12am at Dew Drop Inn (2801 8th St NE). We've got the giant pot, jet engine burner and the mediocre cooking knowledge to bring you a delicious traditional Crawfish Boil that will be served around 4ish on the patio. There will plenty of drink specials and some pretty sweet raffle prizes as well. food

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5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, 10am-4pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Explore 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the world’s leading scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM organizations. The two-day Expo is perfect for children, teens, and families who want to inspire their curious minds. FREE, Pre-Registration to the Expo IS REQUIRED

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Profs & Pints: When Washington Burned, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Listen up and listen up good as Kris Mecholsky, a scholar of crime fiction and films, explores the untold stories of ethnic AJoin Denver Brunsman, a George Washington University history professor, as he tells the riveting tale of how British troops burned down nearly all of this city's public buildings in August 1814, giving America one of its greatest scares. $11.34geek history lecture

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Petworth Bandstand, 1-5pm at Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St NW). The biggest Bandstand yet! Four local bands playing for four hours. Cash donations and 10% of food & drink will be donated to a local charity. FREEmusic

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Entrepreneur Business Warming With A Twist, 2-7pm at Club Heaven & Hell (2327 18th St NW). The "Entrepreneur Business Warming" is a celebration and social gathering for fairly new entrepreneurs to come out and showcase their products and or services. Open Bar from 2pm-3pm. Complimentary food. FREEreception

Saturday, April 7, 2018

🍺HAPPY NATIONAL BEER DAY!🍺

🍻Events WITH beer🍻

APR

7

Sat

HopFest 2018, 1-5pm at DC Brau Brewing Company (3178 Bladensburg Rd). Ticket includes a complimentary DC Brewers’ Guild tasting glass with unlimited pours of more than two dozen hop-forward craft brews. $35drinks beer party festival

APR

7

Sat

Fatback 10 Year Anniversary Party!, 9pm-3am at Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Avenue NW). The greatest pork-themed funk and soul party in DC history is back for one night only! Fatback is 10 years old so we're bringing the sweatbox to Ten Tigers on Saturday, April 7 -- just $5 to change your life, y'all. Bust out them Porky Pig underoos. $5drinks beer party festival

APR

7

Sat

Maine Girls, Movie Screening, 5:30pm at Arts Club of Washington (2017 I St NW). The Arts Club of Washington Cinema Committee invites you to a screening of the film Maine Girls and a discussion with Director, Yael Luttwak. A cocktail reception will precede the movie. FREE; registration required

APR

7

Sat

Mimouna in DC, 8-11pm at Local 16 (1602 U St NW). We’ll be celebrating a modern version of a Mimouna, an ancient Moroccan Jewish holiday with delicious middle eastern pastries (yasss carbs), an Israeli DJ spinning the latest hits from Tel Aviv (burn those matzoh calories off!), free henna from our amazing henna artist, and amazing drinks specials all night long! This is event is for Jewish 20’s and 30’s community. $12.61Jewish

APR

7

Sat

Petalpalooza - National Cherry Blossom Festival, 1-9:30pm at the Wharf (690 Water St SW). Fireworks show begins at 8:30PM, but the festivities get started at 1PM. FREEfamily children kids music

APR

7

Sat

Three Sheets Lecture Series, 8pm at Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St NW). Topics to be presented: Who Are the Kardashians? Productive Romantic Connection in the 21st Century, YouTube Monetization, the Creation of Arlington Cemetery, and more! The entry fee is one backpack OR a graphing calculator you no longer need/use OR any school supplies (no paper/notebooks please).lecture history geek

APR

7

Sat

Ladies of the Underground, 8:30pm-1:30am at El Techo (606 Florida Ave NW). The Ladies of the Underground are back!!! This time we're doing it up on the roof of El Techo. FREEdancing dance

APR

7

Sat

BYT Presents 2001: A Space Party, 8:30pm-midnight at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (Independence Ave at 6th St SW). Open bar, TED-style talks, face painters, and more! $45+lecture history geek

APR

7

Sat

The Sovereign's Second Anniversary Celebration, 11am-11pm at the Sovereign (1206 Wisconsin Ave NW). For this very special occasion, we will be pour 3 different Cantillon kegs – Rosé de Gambrinus, Kriek and Mamouche – plus De La Senne Wadesa #7, a blend of De La Senne-brewed Saison and Cantillon Lambic. beer drinks

🥛Events WITHOUT beer☕

APR

7

Sat

⭐International Pillowfight Day 2018, 3-4pm (1400 Independence Ave SW). A decade of pillowfights! This is our 10th year! We suggest taking Metro, but if you drive: keep in mind that traffic and parking on the National Mall this time of year can be very, very difficult! FREE

APR

7

Sat

Marvin Gaye Day, 2-5pm at Marvin Gaye Recreation Center (6201 Banks Place NE). Join us to celebrate the legacy of Marvin Gaye through the grand opening of the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center and new Marvin Gaye Park! Featuring musical performances by Black Alley Band and Da Aftermath Band. First 100 to show will get a #MarvinGaye #WhatsGoingOn beanie. FREEfamily children kids music

APR

7

Sat

5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, 10am-4pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Explore 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the world’s leading scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM organizations. The two-day Expo is perfect for children, teens, and families who want to inspire their curious minds. FREE, Pre-Registration to the Expo IS REQUIRED

APR

7

Sat

Pop-Up Museum: Your D.C. Stories 1968 - 2018, 12-4pm at Anacostia Neighborhood Library (1800 Good Hope Rd SE). A Pop-Up Museum is a one-day show created by you. Share your stories, save your family treasures and learn about D.C. happenings in 1968. Bring your yearbooks, church bulletins, posters, ticket stubs, family photos or other ephemera that highlights themes of art, activism, music, service and everyday life in D.C. FREE

Friday, April 6, 2018

APR

6

Fri

⭐$1 Old Fashions & $1 Beer, 5-6pm at Crimson Whiskey Bar (627 H Street NW). Celebrate POD Hotel's 1 year anniversary with $1 drink and food specials. FREE

APR

6

Fri

April First Friday, 6-9pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Ct NW). Join us as we present three new exhibitions: "The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors", "REVEALED" juried by Nicole Dowd, and solo exhibition "Truer Than True" by local artist Tom Olson curated by Corwin Levi. FREE; $8 Suggested Donationart

APR

6

Fri

Freer Film Friday: Japan and Jazz, 5:30-8pm at Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries (1050 Independence Ave SW). Get an unexpected view into Japanese culture through live jazz by Tomohiro Mori, a Q&A with artists, and exclusive curator tours of Japanese art exhibitions. Enjoy small bites and a cash bar. And at 7:30 pm, catch The Stormy Man, a classic film about dueling jazz drummers, which kicks off our retrospective of films by legendary Japanese director Umetsugu Inoue. FREE

APR

6

Fri

Cherry Blossom Crafting, 5-7pm at Shop Made in DC (1330 19th St NW). Cherry Blossom inspired craft-making event with DC-based artist and educator Jennifer Wilkin Penick. The first 25 participants to sign-up will get a free drink ticket for a glass of beer, wine, cider or a cocktail on draft!
FREE
flower

APR

6

Fri

Art Walk, 6-8pm at First Friday Dupont (9 Dupont Cir NW). Details about open galleries, embassies, and historic houses to come. FREEpainting culture

APR

6

Fri

POYi-CPOY-WHNPA Reception, 4-7pm at National Press Club (529 14th St NW). POYi, CPOY and the WHNPA (White House News Photographers Association) are hosting a reception and portfolio review in the First Amendment Room. FREE art

APR

6

Fri

Sing with the Blossoms: A Celebration of the Cherry Blossoms, 7-11PM at Tonic at Quigley’s (2036 G St NW). Sing your heart out with District Karaoke to celebrate the arrival of spring! Join District Karaoke for some harmonious fun singing your favorite tunes. Prizes for best karaoke, plus great food and drink specials! music

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Meet your neighbors at these community events

APR

5

Thu

Spring PoPville Happy Hour, 6:30pm at Bar Roubaix (1400 Irving St NW). Spring is finally here so let’s have a happy hour to celebrate!! This one will be at the new Bicycle themed spot, Bar Roubaix, in Columbia Heights. We’ll have select $4 beers and specialty cocktail!! FREEneighborhood local

APR

5

Thu

Ward 7 - DC Trivia Night, 7-9pm at Sala Thai (4020 Minnesota Ave NE). Join us for a fun night of DC-centric Trivia with special guest MC, Councilmember Vince Gray! It'll be a fun 7 rounds of trivia that highlights the rich diversity, history, politics, and culture we have our fair city-state. It'll be a fun time so bring a few friend and neighbors with you. Hosted by Neighbors United for DC Statehood. FREElocal neighborhood

APR

5

Thu

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Public Hearing on Vacant to Vibrant DC Auction Sites, Wards 1-6, 6-8pm at DC Department of Housing and Community Development, First Floor Conference Room (1800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE). The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has scheduled a public hearing to consider the proposed disposition of properties in Columbia Heights, Shaw, Petworth, Ledriot Park, Trinidead, and Woodridge. FREE
ChecklistDC: We are huge supporters of civic engagement, especially at the local level where your voice can be heard the loudest.
community civic neighborhood

Invite your friends to these events!

APR

5

Thu

Free Chicken at Nando’s Rosslyn!, 6-8pm at Nando's PERi-PERi, Rosslyn (1800 North Lynn Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209). Simply show up at Nando’s PERi-PERi in Rosslyn, VA between 6 - 8 p.m. to get a free 1/4 chicken, chicken sandwich, wrap, or pita.* FREEfoodl

APR

5

Thu

Phillips after 5: You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Artist, 5-8:30pm at the Phillips Collection (1600 21st St NW). Celebrate nature and the outdoors with the Phillips and the National Cherry Blossom Festival! Many artists featured in Ten Americans: After Paul Klee found inspiration in nature’s shapes and structures. Try your hand at being the artist in a drawing activity inspired by Klee’s practice of “taking a line for a walk,” join gallery talks focused on nature in Ten Americans, and enjoy Cherry Blossom-themed sips, bites, and the improvisational jazz of The Anansi Trio. $12

APR

5

Thu

Riot, Rebellion, Resurrection: 1968, 7pm at The LINE DC (1770 Euclid St NW). Presented in partnership with the LINE DC and Washington City Paper, Riot, Rebellion, Resurrection: 1968 will feature contributions and presentations from panelists and speakers including E. Ethelbert Miller, Marya Annette McQuirter, PhD, City Paper Editor Alexa Mills, and more. FREEcause history

APR

5

Thu

Power of Positive Drinking pt. 51: Back to Basics, 6-9pm at Port City Brewing Company (3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304). No bells and whistles. No dog and pony show. Just damn good comedy from some damn funny people. Come join us for some plain ol' good times. Doors @ 6pm. Jokes @ 7pm. FREEcomedyvirginia

APR

5

Thu

THE BEEFSTEAK, 6:30-10pm at Charlie Palmer Steak (101 Constitution Ave NW). Rooted in steakhouse history in the food halls of New York, the Beefsteak was a primal, carnivorous, gastronomic adventure. Price inclusive of tax & gratuity. Click here to view the BEEFSTEAK menu. $150food

APR

5

Thu

Iconoclasts: The Battle, 8:45-10pm at Drafthouse Comedy (1100 13th St NW). Welcome to Iconoclasts, the ultimate interactive stand-up comedy show in DC! This hilarious one-hour show is the perfect nightcap to your Thursday night. FREEstandup

APR

5

Thu

DFG Reception with Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek, 6-8:30pm at DFG Office (1130 Connecticut Ave NW). After brief opening remarks, Dorothee Dzwonnek will speak on “The Internationalization of Excellence: German Science Policy and Perspectives for German-American Cooperation.” A reception will follow. FREE

APR

5

Thu

Art exhibition “Once Upon a Time” by Bijan Rashedi, 6:30-9:30pm at L2 Lounge (3315 Cady's Alley NW). You are cordially invited to attend the art exhibition “Once Upon a Time” by Bijan Rashedi in Georgetown, DC. Bijan Rashedi is an abstract oil and mixed media painter. FREEart

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

APR

4

Wed

⭐Walk-Up Wednesday @ NMAAHC, 10am-5:30pm at National Museum of African American History and Culture (1400 Constitution Ave NW). For April only, no timed-entry passes needed on Wednesdays. Just show up! FREEart history culture kids children family

APR

4

Wed

Week 10 at Policy: Finals!, 7-11pm at Policy (1904 14th St NW). Watch professional karaokers perform with costumes and props as they duke it out to become reigning champions. FREEmusic

APR

4

Thu

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Public Hearing on Vacant to Vibrant DC Auction Sites, Wards 7-8, 6-8pm at DC Department of Housing and Community Development, First Floor Conference Room (1800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE). The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has scheduled a public hearing to consider the proposed disposition of properties in Deanwood, Marshall Heights, Anacostia, and Bellevue. FREE
ChecklistDC: We are huge supporters of civic engagement, especially at the local level where your voice can be heard the loudest.
community civic neighborhood

APR

4

Wed

Mega Networking 10th Anniversary!, 6:30-8:30pm at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW). The Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 10th annual Mega Networking, the DC area’s largest annual LGBTQ professional networking and social event! Connect with thousands of professionals who come to mix, make employment connections, strengthen their networks, and have a great time. FREE

APR

4

Wed

Leadership Matters: Keynote, Ted Talks, Panel + Reception, 4-5:30pm at Kimpton Hotel Palomar (2121 P St NW). Speakers and panelists will make the case for why Washington should stop obsessing about policy and start a new conversation about the importance of bold, diverse, and sustained leadership that leads to real action and better outcomes for our students. FREEpanel lecture talk tech

APR

4

Wed

The People’s March for Justice, Equity and Peace, 5:30-7:30pm at Ben's Chili Bowl (1213 U St NW). Join us for the People’s March from Howard University to Ben’s Chili Bowl for speeches, music and where do we go from here? Ain’t gonna let nobody turn us around! FREEcause

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

APR

3

Tue

⭐Fuckup Nights Washington DC Vol VII, 6:30-8:30pm at Sauf Haus Bier Hall (1216 18th St NW). Events bring together three (3) speakers ready to share their failure stories with an audience of people ready to be inspired by these. Your $5 contribution includes admission and extended Happy Hour until 8pm! Beer & pretzels available for purchase onsite! $5, Use code FUNFRIENDS for a FREE ticket until March 29!lecture

APR

3

Tue

Opening Reception: reBirth::Washington DC 50 Years after 1968, 6-8pm at District Architecture Center (421 7th St NW). Join AIA|DC and explore projects in neighborhoods affected by the events of 1968 and watch “April Uprising: DC After Martin Luther King's Assassination,” a documentary film narrated by Aaron Gilchrist of NBC4. FREEmovie artneighborhood

APR

3

Tue

LLS #cancerisabish Cause Tuesday, 4-7pm at Dacha Beer Garden (1600 7th St NW). Drink to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Extended happy hour. $10cause

APR

3

Tue

What Social and Political Responsibilities Does an Artist Have?, 5-7pm at Flagg Building, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design (500 17th St NW). Dudley Memorial Lecture with Best-Selling Illustrator and Graphic Journalist Wendy MacNaughton. Arrive at 5pm to enjoy a reception with beverages and light hors d'oeuvres prior to the 6pm lecture. FREEart presentation design

Monday, April 2, 2018

APR

2

Mon

The Green Zone Pop-up Bar, 5pm-2am at Service Bar (928 U St NW). We're getting closer and closer to the Adams Morgan brick-and-mortar opening, but to tide you over until then we've got a special one night event on Monday, April 2 at Service Bar - yeah, the Green Zone at a real cocktail bar! drinks

APR

2

Mon

Profs & Pints: Ethnic Gangster Cinema, 6-9pm at Bier Baron (1523 22nd St NW). Listen up and listen up good as Kris Mecholsky, a scholar of crime fiction and films, explores the untold stories of ethnic American gangster cinema. He'll discuss how gangster movies have ironically served to give legitimacy to marginalized ethnic communities, and how our shifting ideas of race and ethnicity color how we define a "good" gangster film. $11.34geek history lecture

APR

2

Mon

Dyngus Day 2018, 6pm-12am at Biergarten Haus (1355 H St NE). Started by a Buffalo NY Native, Biergarten Haus has become the DC destination for Dyngus Day! Come celebrate our 2nd Annual Dyngus Day at the Biergarten Haus on H St NE on April 2nd! Pączki (Polish Doughnuts) from District Doughnut! Kielbasa (polish sausage)! Okocim and Zyweic Polish Beer! Pierogies! Dyngus Day T-Shirts and Swag! Die Zwei live polka! FREEpoland international culture beer drinks party

APR

2

Mon

Dyngus Day DC 2018, 5:30-9pm at Exiles Bar (1610 U St NW). Calling all D.C. Metro Polish and Buffalonians! (and their friends too!) 🇵🇱❤️Are you ready for Smigus-Dyngus? Dyngus Day, the Polish equivalent to Saint Patrick's Day, is a celebration of the end of Lent and the rebirth of spring. We plan on celebrating the good ol' Polish way with food, drinks, polka, pussy willows and water splashing! FREEpoland international culture beer drinks party

Sunday, April 1, 2018

🤡APRIL FOOLS & HAPPY EASTER!🐰

APR

1

Fri

Awesome Con, at Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Place NW). Mar 30-Apr 1. Awesome Con is Washington DC's comic con! We celebrate all aspects of Geek Culture, including comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, gaming, TV, movies, animation, music, comedy, art, science, and more! $35+geek nerd comic

APR

1

Sun

Boozy Board Game Night, 6-10pm at Mr. Henry's (601 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Come join the Labyrinth staff as we take over the top floor of Mr Henry's for a night of food, drinks and GAMES. We'll have piles of games to play as well as a few for sale. We try to bring a nice mix of light party games, heavy euro style games and everythng in between. If anyone has a request we can try to bring it along or you can bring your own. FREEgeek games

APR

1

Sun

April Fools Potluck Jam, 6-10pm at 7DrumCity (1506 North Capitol Street NW). Bring something yummy to eat and share at the potluck. Once you're here, grab a nametag, visit the food table in the back, introduce yourself to some new local musicians, hop into a room, and start playing! Non-musician friends are welcome too! Regardless of whether you play music, you are building the music community. We'd love to meet everyone and have a great time. FREE

APR

1

Sun

P.A.R. PINEAPPLE & RUM, 3-10pm at Big Chief (2002 Fenwick St NE). Giant party on a Sunday! Click here to check out pics from previous events. $10

March 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

MAR

31

Sat

⭐The Park's Final Four - Wings & Whiskey, 3-5pm at the Park at Fourteenth (920 14th St NW). Get your brackets in order, because we’re down to the Final Four, and we’ve got the perfect cinderella story that includes Complimentary wings and whisky from 3PM-5PM! FREE; RSVP required

MAR

31

Sat

⭐A Farewell Show: Adam Brunell Live, 6-9pm at Qi Kratom CBD Tea (1517 U St NW). There will be original instrumental compositions and improvised pieces on acoustic guitar, ronroco, keyboard, ukulele, harp, and more. Attendance is free but donations for a cause to a be named later will be encouraged. (The space holds 30 people so make sure to get there on time or early!) FREEmusicshow

MAR

31

Sat

Our Creative City: Faces & Spaces, 3-6pm at LINE Hotel (1770 Euclid St NW). Opening reception with live jazz. All are welcome. No need to rsvp. FREEart

MAR

31

Sat

Saturday Night Full Moon/Blue Moon Walk, 6:30-9:30pm at World War II Memorial (1750 Independence Ave SW). Since the March 31 full moon falls on a Saturday it's the perfect time for an evening walk with familiar and new friends from our “Washington, DC History & Culture” group. FREEoutdoors

MAR

31

Sat

Rosé Soirée, 1-4pm at Glen's Garden Market - Shaw (1924 8th St NW). Come taste and toast to Spring! Early Mountain will be sampling their newly released 2017 Rosé. wine drinks

MAR

31

Fri

Awesome Con, at Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Place NW). Mar 30-Apr 1. Awesome Con is Washington DC's comic con! We celebrate all aspects of Geek Culture, including comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, gaming, TV, movies, animation, music, comedy, art, science, and more! $35+geek nerd comic

MAR

31

Sat

Blossom Kite Festival, 10am-4:30pm at Washington Monument National Monument (2 15th Street NW). Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field. Kites will also be available for purchase onsite. FREEfamily childen

MAR

31

Sat

Block Print Your Neighborhood Block, 2-4pm at the Stew (624 Rhode Island Avenue NE). In this workshop with Atlas Obscura Society D.C., you'll learn how to create your own block print from D.C. artist Rose Jaffe. She'll provide history, background, and an introduction to the block printmaking process. No experience needed and all materials will be provided. At the end of this event, all participants will be able to take home what they've created! $47.99art diy

MAR

31

Sat

Crawfish Boil w/ DC Brau, 2:30-6:30pm at Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar (1104 H St NE). All-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink from kegs of DC Brau's On The Wings of Armageddon, and DC Brau PILS, all afternoon. $48food

Friday, March 30, 2018

🙏HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY!⛪

MAR

30

Fri

SOLD OUT: Co-op Member Jam, 5:30-8:30pm at REI (201 M St NE). Enjoy free food by Himitsu, Timber Pizza Company, Rasa, and sweet treats by Lulabelle's Sweet Shop. Refresh with a cool Ballast Point Brewing Company beer for $5 suggested donation--all proceeds will go to Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)! FREEreceptionoutdoor

MAR

30

Fri

Awesome Con, at Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Place NW). Mar 30-Apr 1. Awesome Con is Washington DC's comic con! We celebrate all aspects of Geek Culture, including comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, gaming, TV, movies, animation, music, comedy, art, science, and more! $35+geek nerd comic

MAR

30

Fri

International Organization Happy Hour, 6-10pm at L2 Lounge (3315 Cady's Alley NW). IMF & World Bank Young Professional, RACA and the IFC invite you to an International Organization Happy Hour featuring tunes by DJ Russell!

MAR

30

Fri

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