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October 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

OCT

17

Thu

NAT GEO NIGHTS: EDGE OF EXISTENCE, 5:30-8:30pm at National Geographic Campus (1600 M St NW). National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellows Jamal Galves, Marina Rivero, Jonathan Phu, and Moumita Chakraborty are working across the globe to protect some of their regions’ most at-risk animals featured in the National Geographic Photo Ark. Learn how they’re working to bring manatees, tapirs, green turtles, and red pandas back from the edge of existence. $20

OCT

17

Thu

Documentary: King Skate, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). The Czech Embassy will screen the documentary King Skate on October 17, 2019, at 6 pm, which garnered the Czech Lion Award for Best Documentary of 2018. Under communist Czechoslovakia, skateboarding was seen as a ‘capitalist sport.’ For the few who dared to ride, it was a revolutionary form of the search for freedom, protest, and a way to connect with the Western world. The film brings new light to this phenomenon through remarkable amateur archival footage, official television broadcasting from the 1970s and ‘80s, and current interviews with the skateboarders who over thirty years ago thrived on adrenaline and nonconformity under the authoritarian regime. (Directed by Šimon Šifránek, 2018, 80 min., Czech with English subtitles). FREE

OCT

17

Thu

ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary Art, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Held annually during the month of October in Naples, Italy, ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary Art was first established in 1996. Filmmakers, artists, scholars, curators, and the general public assemble from all parts of the world for four days to view, converse, and debate the works. This two-part program, organized in association with the National Gallery of Art, comprises two films from previous festivals—one on Italian artist Piero Manzoni, the other on American artist Louise Bourgeois. Filmmaker Andrea Bettinetti, director of Piero Manzoni, Artista, will discuss his film-making process with Margaret Parsons, Head of film programs at National Gallery of Art. FREE

OCT

17

Thu

Embassy of Montenegro Dinner Reception with the Ambassador of Montenegro, 6:30-9pm at Embassy of Montenegro (1610 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). We cordially requests the pleasure of your company for an enchanting evening of Montenegrin culture, cuisine, and wine at the Embassy of Montenegro with welcome remarks by the Ambassador of Montenegro*. Come by yourself or with friends for a wonderful opportunity to discover Montenegro and the beauty of the Adriatic. $65

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

OCT

16

Wed

J-Film: Born Bone Born, 6:30-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). Tsuyoshi is from the remote Okinawan island of Aguni and returns home after a four-year absence to wash the bones of his deceased mother. But, his father Nobutsuna, who lives at home by himself, is a mess and has gone back to the bottle, a habit he was supposed to have quit. FREE

OCT

16

Wed

Film Screening: Milunka Savic, The Great War Heroine, 7-9pm at Alliance Française de Washington DC (2142 Wyoming Avenue NW). The filming of the story was preceded by several months of research and shooting in Serbia and France, given that Milunka Savic had been awarded the highest decorations of the armies of both countries: the gold Karageorge Star with Swords, the Legion of Honor of Fifth Degree, the French War Cross, and the Oblich Medal for Bravery. FREE

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

OCT

15

Tue

INTO THE OKAVANGO, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1600 M St NW). Get up close to elephants, lions, hippos, and zebras and glide in a mokoro (traditional canoe) through the wetlands of Botswana. National Geographic 2017 Emerging Explorer Adjany Costa will guide you through a 3D experience that transports you to the heart of one of Africa’s vastest, most biodiverse regions—the Okavango Delta—and reveal what is being done to protect it. $35

OCT

15

Tue

FRPA October Event Featuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), noon-1pm at Holland & Knight (800 17th St NW). Please join the Federal Real Property Association (FRPA) on October 15, 2019 for our event featuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The event will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET at Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C. Networking and lunch begin at 11:30. FREE

Monday, October 14, 2019

OCT

14

Mon

CULTURFIED INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL, 11am-4pm at Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Over 6,000 attendees enjoyed experiencing world culture at the 2018 Culturfied International Children’s Festival. We are excited to host another culturally enriching festival this year and we hope you and your family will join us! Last year, every child was provided with a mock passport photo and passport book to have stamped at more than 20 embassy booths which displayed geography, attire, arts and crafts, food samples and a host of other fun activities. This year, we will have over 30 participating embassies and we are expecting over 10,000 attendees! FREE

Sunday, October 13, 2019

OCT

13

Sun

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

OCT

12

Sat

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

OCT

10

Thu

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

OCT

10

Thu

THROUGH THE LENS: SECRET LIVES OF WOLVES, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus (1600 M St NW). A field biologist turned photographer, National Geographic Explorer Ronan Donovan has explored the intimate social structures of mammals, particularly wolves, throughout his impactful career. Learn from Ronan about the extraordinary and surprisingly diverse behaviors of wolves living in the iconic landscapes of Yellowstone and the Arctic. $25

OCT

10

Thu

WOMEN WHO JAZZ: RITA MARCOTULLI, 6-7:30pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Our Women Who Jazzseries comes back with a much-awaited concert by pianist and composer Rita Marcotulli. Rita Marcotulli, an icon of Italian jazz, carved herself an impressive international career in a very short period of time. She played alongside jazz greats such as Chet Baker, Joe Lovano, Paul Bley, Palle Danielsson, Michel Portal, Enrico Rava, Pat Metheny and Nguyên Lê, and also collaborated with popular stars of the Italian music scene such as the late Pino Daniele and Gianmaria Testa. FREE

OCT

10

Thu

Latvian Film Club: Kurts Fridrihsons, 6-7:30pm at Landmark’s E Street Cinema (555 11th St NW). Embassy of Latvia, in partnership with the National Film Center of Latvia, presents the Latvian Film Club – film series from June 2019 to May 2020. Most active movie goers will receive prizes in May 2020. Registration required via Eventbrite (free tickets). FREE

OCT

10

Thu

The Transformative Power of CRISPR-Cas9, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). The discovery that genome engineering could be accomplished by harnessing the bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 immune defense system is one of the most-important scientific breakthroughs of our time. Like a high-precision, programmable pair of molecular scissors, this incredible tool can be used to edit any genetic sequence—deleting, exchanging, and inserting. It has ushered in a new era in which genomic manipulation is no longer a bottleneck to discovery, transforming plant and animal biology, biotechnology, and human therapeutics. FREE

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

OCT

8

Tue

SCREENING: Paris Frills by Jacques Becker, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series So French, So Fashion! the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents a screening of the film Paris Frills. The British Film Institute hails Paris Frills (originally titled Falbalas) as “one of the finest films about fashion,” thanks to director Jacques Becker’s seductively energetic perspective on the world of haute couture. The dynamic Raymond Rouleau plays Phillippe Clarence, a Parisian designer at the top of his game who falls in love with the fiancée (Micheline Presle) of his best friend (Jean Chevrier). This seductive romance results in a riveting plot, moving all at once from farce to tragedy. FREE

OCT

8

Tue

Rock Concert: Garage & Tony Duchacek, 7-9pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom St, NW). The Czech Embassy will host the legendary Czech rock band Garage & Tony Duchacek on October 8, 2019, at 7 pm. In the 1980s under communism in the former Czechoslovakia, the band was a popular underground group, a symbol of total artistic and uncompromising freedom. The band supported and played for students during the Velvet Revolution in 1 FREE

Saturday, October 5, 2019

OCT

5

Sat

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

OCT

5

Sat

Black Tie Venetian Ball at the Embassy of Italy, 8:30-midnight at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). Tonight, travel thousands of miles away and hundreds of years in the past without ever leaving Washington, DC. In a rare opportunity, step on to Italian soil for a very special and elegant evening at the Embassy of Italy. As you enter this incredible and beautiful Embassy, be transported to perhaps one of the most admired countries in Europe. Experience an Italian evening filled with Italian food, open bar, dancing, opera, film, and more! $93

OCT

5

Sat

Workshop: Exploring Issues of Oppression through Music, Art, and Literature, 11am-2:30pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). Creator and director of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project Gail Prensky and Associate Producer Mark Haney will lead the workshop Exploring Issues of Oppression through Music, Art, and Literature at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on October 5, 2019, from 11 am-2:30 pm. This day marks the anniversary of the birth of former Czech President Václav Havel, who through his leadership, helped to peacefully overthrow the communist regime. As part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2019, the workshop stresses the use of art as a tool for dealing with oppression. This year’s festival banner personality Marta Kubišová used her voice, her signature ballad A Prayer for Martha, to unite the people during the Velvet Revolution, restoring freedom and democracy to the nation. FREE

OCT

5

Sat

Indonesian Popular Music: Keroncong, 7:30-9:30pm at Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art (Independence Avenue at 12th St, SW). Indonesian music stars Endah Laras (vocals) and Danis Sugiyanto (violin) join the American keroncong ensemble Rumput for an evening of traditional Indonesian string band music that traces its roots to the arrival of Portuguese sailors and freed slaves to the archipelago in the sixteenth century. Keroncong’s mellow, jaunty tunes feature vocals, violin, flute, guitar, cello, string bass, and the ukulele-like instruments called cak and cuk. The Rumput band toured Indonesia in 2017 and 2018. $6

Friday, October 4, 2019

OCT

4

Fri

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

Thursday, October 3, 2019

OCT

3

Thu

Challenges Facing American Foreign Policy: Do We Have One, Many, or None?, 3-4pm at The School of International Service–Abramson Founders Room (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, (Intersection of Nebraska Avenue NW and New Mexico Avenue NW)). Join us for a dialogue between Ambassador Akbar Ahmed and Ambassador Ronald Neumann as they discuss the challenges that American foreign policy faces today. The former diplomats will consider America’s priorities in Afghanistan, America’s policy toward Russia, and the turbulent trade relationship between the US and China. The ambassadors will accept questions from the audience following their discussion. FREE

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

OCT

2

Wed

Theatre: Audience, 7-9pm at Georgetown University (3700 O Street Northwest). In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the Davis Performing Arts Center joins the Czech Embassy in hosting Kašpar Theater Company’s performance of Václav Havel’s Audience, featuring director and actor Jakub Špalek, and Jan Potměšil, who was a student activist in Prague in 1989. Following the play, the visiting artists join Georgetown students who visited the Prague Quadrennial and studied with Švanda Theater for a free ranging talk about Prague then and now, as well as collaboration and activism. FREE

September 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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29

Sun

31st International Couture Collections presented by DC Fashion Week, 5-8pm at Embassy of France, La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). DC Fashion Week hosts the 31st International Couture Collections Show. Designers from around the world present their Spring/Summer 2020 couture collections at the Embassy of France. $70+

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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28

Sat

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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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26

Thu

Latvian Film Club: To Be Continued, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). Embassy of Latvia, in partnership with the National Film Center of Latvia, presents the Latvian Film Club – film series from June 2019 to May 2020. Most active movie goers will receive prizes in May 2020. Registration required via Eventbrite (free tickets). FREE

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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21

Sat

ZOOFIESTA, 11am-3pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Visitors can kick off the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at “ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia,” a free event Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America. FREE

SEP

21

Sat

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

SEP

21

Sat

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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19

Thu

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

SEP

19

Thu

NAT GEO NIGHTS: TALES FROM THE ARCTIC, 5:30-8:30pm at National Geographic Campus (1600 M St NW). Explore the extreme and rapidly shifting environment of the Arctic with photographer Katie Orlinsky, journalist Jennifer Kingsley, and wildlife ecologist and photographer Jeff Kerby—National Geographic Explorers who are working on the front lines of climate change in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses. $20

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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18

Wed

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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17

Tue

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

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14

Sat

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

SEP

14

Sat

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

SEP

14

Sat

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

Friday, September 13, 2019

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13

Fri

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

SEP

13

Fri

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

SEP

13

Fri

Open House for Prospective Students at The Institute of World Politics, 5:30-7:30pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th Street Northwest). Join us for a cocktail reception to learn about our unique graduate programs in the areas of National Security, Intelligence, and International Affairs. A panel discussion and information Q&A about The Institute of World Politics (IWP) will follow. All those interested in IWP’s application and admission process are welcome to attend. FREE

SEP

13

Fri

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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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12

Thu

ZOO UNCORKED, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, on Sept. 12 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Raise your glass for conservation and enjoy wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards in the beautiful setting of the Zoo. TBD

SEP

12

Thu

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

SEP

12

Thu

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

SEP

12

Thu

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

SEP

12

Thu

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

SEP

12

Thu

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

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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11

Wed

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

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11

Wed

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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10

Tue

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

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10

Tue

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

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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8

Sun

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

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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7

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Friday, September 6, 2019

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6

Fri

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

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6

Fri

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

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6

Fri

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

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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5

Thu

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

August 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019

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31

Sat

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Wed

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

AUG

28

Wed

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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Tue

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

AUG

27

Tue

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

AUG

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Sun

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

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25

Sun

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

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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24

Sat

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

AUG

24

Sat

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

AUG

24

Sat

Opening Reception: “Tracing Footprints”, 5-7pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Join us for the opening reception of David Wolfe’s exhibition Tracing Footprints: East and West. This solo exhibition features work from Wolfe’s eighteen years in Santa Fe, as well as more recent works from his return to the East Coast. Using nature as his primary subject, the artist takes inspiration from his surrounding environment, whether it be the “enchanting weeds of New Mexico” or the “glorious swamps of the East”. Visit the Gallery during the reception to enjoy snacks and sips, meet the artist, and take in his work. FREE

Friday, August 23, 2019

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23

Fri

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

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23

Fri

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

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23

Fri

The Ties That Bind Us: A Night of Inspirational and Empowering Music, 7:30-10pm at Unity of Washington, DC (1225 R Street NW ). A Benefit Concert for the National Trans Visibility March. $35

Thursday, August 22, 2019

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22

Thu

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

AUG

22

Thu

IN-DC August Social at the Irish Channel, 6:30-8:30pm at Irish Channel (500 H Street NW). Come join us at the Irish Channel near the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station on the red, yellow and green lines. 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

AUG

22

Thu

Key Executive Women in Leadership Forum, 1:30-6pm at Washington College of Law, Ceremonial Room, American University (4300 Nebraska Ave Northwest). The Key Executive Leadership Programs Is Hosting Its Fourth Installment Of The Key Executive Women In Leadership Forum. The Forum Will Be Held On August 22, Featuring Two Working Sessions And Networking Activities. This Forum Will Focus On Women Executives And Leadership Roles In The Government Today. $45

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22

Thu

Georgian Embassy Movie Series: Ekvtime, 6-9pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R Street Northwest). The screening will be commenced by the film director Nikoloz Khomasuridze. The screening will be complemented by Georgian wine. FREE

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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21

Wed

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

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21

Wed

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

AUG

21

Wed

So, how do you look on your dates?, 5:30-7pm at Carr Workplaces Suite 900 (300 New Jersey Avenue Northwest). Got a date, and don’t know what to wear? Tie or no tie for an interview? How to look the part on a Saturday night? Hyde Closet is hosting a wine and cheese reception in partnership with Carr Workplaces. We’ll talk about what to wear on dates, common mistakes men make and how to remedy quickly! Also we will host a Q&A with the CEO of A Little Nudge, a DC based dating company. FREE

AUG

21

Wed

HOW SHE GOT THERE: AN EVENING WITH FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS, 6:30-8:30pm at GA D.C. (509 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor ). Join us for an evening good conversation with a panel of female entrepreneurs spanning across different industries. These creative and inspirational women will share their stories on how they got to where they are today and share their insights into being a woman in business. Afterwards we will open up the floor for questions, followed by mingling with panellists and attendees. FREE

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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20

Tue

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

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20

Tue

Faith & Law Lecture: Kingdom, Culture & Politics, 6-9pm at Washington Community Fellowship Church (907 Maryland Avenue, NE). There are so many polarizing issues in our day that divide people, even among faith communities. Issues like racism, abortion, immigration, and the LGBTQ movement. How are Christians supposed to faithfully engage on these subjects? Should we even be engaging? Can we influence policy without being political? How can we take either “side” but not lose our common unity in the Gospel? FREE

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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18

Sun

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

Saturday, August 17, 2019

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17

Sat

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

AUG

17

Sat

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

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15

Thu

Verny Varela Combo & Salsa Dancing [Summer Concerts on the Lawn], 7-8:30pm at Library Of Congress – Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street Southeast). The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the second “Summer Concerts on the Lawn” outdoor musical performance series. The performances will be presented in conjunction with the “LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn” — a six-film series which showcases iconic films from the Library’s National Film Registry — on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm from July 11 through Aug. 15 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. The film screenings will follow the musical performances at sundown. FREE

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15

Thu

Latvian Film Club: TBC, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). Embassy of Latvia, in partnership with the National Film Center of Latvia, presents the Latvian Film Club – film series from June 2019 to May 2020. Most active movie goers will receive prizes in May 2020. Registration required via Eventbrite (free tickets). FREE

AUG

15

Thu

73rd Independence Day Celebrations, 10-11:30am at India House (2700 Macomb St NW). Embassy of India, Washington DC Cordially invites you to a Flag Hoisting Ceremony to mark the 73rd Independence Day Celebrations on Thursday, 15 August 2019 from 10.00 am to 11.30 am at India House, 2700 Macomb St NW. Washington DC 20008. FREE

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15

Thu

Karin Edgett|New Artist in Residence Reception, 5:30-7pm at Sonoma Cellar (207 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). It is time to present our new Artist! Free and open to the public. Come and view her work, have a glass of wine and feel free to purchase too. FREE

AUG

15

Thu

First Runnings: Beer and the Power of Social Media and Ratings Sites, 6-9pm at Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). In brewing nomenclature, “first runnings” refers to the heavy, concentrated wort extracted from the mash, prior to rinsing the grain with more water (or “sparging”) to wash out the residual sugars. So, the first runnings is the super-rich sugar water. It’s the good stuff. The concept of this event is pretty simple: First Runnings will consist of conversations with the area’s best brewers in the intimate, historic space that was once home to the area’s most distinguished brewer. $10

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15

Thu

Dinner’s On Us! (Networking Dinner Party), 6:30-9pm (300 Riggs Rd NE). Join Chef Jazz as she will cover the basics of cooking with CBD for health and happiness, followed by a brief Q& A and 2-course dinner. (Vegetarian Option Available) . This networking event is NOT to be missed. FREE

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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13

Tue

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

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12

Mon

Eid al-Adha Celebration and Cultural Exchange, 6-8pm at Middle East Institute (1319 18th St NW). MALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance) and the Middle East Institute invite you to a special Eid al-Adha celebration in the spirit of cultural exchange and community tradition-building. We will be joined by a host of cultural groups and representatives from the D.C. area who will share some of the diverse traditions and ways in which the Eid al-Adha holiday is observed in Muslim communities around the world. FREE

AUG

12

Mon

2019 Washington DC Forté MBA Forum for Women, 6-9pm at Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel (999 9th Street Northwest). Forté MBA Forums are designed for standout all women considering an MBA whether you’re a high-achiever looking to change careers, a college student planning for the future, or a professional ready to take your career to the next level. FREE

Saturday, August 10, 2019

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10

Sat

305 Fitness & Brunch X The Graham Rooftop, 11:30-1pm at The Graham Rooftop (1075 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest). Every Saturday should start with a wild dance cardio party on a rooftop, if you ask us! We’re kicking up the energy on Saturday, August 10th at 11:30am with a free class provided by the fabulous team at 305 Fitness. They’re bringing a live DJ, talented instructors, all the good vibes and a zero judgment zone. Class is FREE, Brunch $30

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10

Sat

Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero, 7-9pm at Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden (614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Come hear author Ryan Cole discuss the tragic life of Light-Horse Harry Lee as recounted in his new book, Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through the museum’s gift shop. $5

Friday, August 9, 2019

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9

Fri

Summer Swap Shop, 2-6pm at Wunder Garten at NoMa (1101 First Street Northeast). Join us for a fun day of live music, food trucks, and swapping! Summer Swap Shop will bring together people from the DC community to trade clothing, shoes, and accessories. FREE

AUG

9

Fri

Concert Miguel Ángel Pellao – Tenor pehuenche, 3-4:30pm at National Museum of the American Indian (Independence Ave SW ). The Embassy of Chile to the United States cordialy invites you to celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the year of Indigenous Languages on August 09, 2019. FREE

AUG

9

Fri

The Late Shift: Habitats, 7-10pm at Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Torpedo Factory Art Center’s signature evening features a night of eclectic art and activities. In among three floors of open artists’ studios, find gallery receptions, stimulating artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, lively music, and more. FREE

Thursday, August 8, 2019

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8

Thu

Lay of the Land, Photo Exhibit Opening Reception, 6-8pm at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (200 I Street Southeast, #1400). This exhibition is made possible through a grant awarded by the Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), Jarvis Grant, Art Educator in the Museum Studies department at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, curates Lay of the Land exhibition featuring six artists: Llewellyn Berry, Steven Donegan, Ken Hipkins, Grover Massenburg, Bruce McNeil, and Francesca Scott. These artists need not trek to distant locations in visual search of grand vistas, but explore and discover, in some cases literally, what’s in their backyard. FREE

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8

Thu

Over the Line: Opening Reception, 5-8pm at Zenith Gallery (1429 Iris St., NW). Zenith Gallery Presents, Over the Line Featuring works by Andrea Fried, Guigui Kohon, Joyce Werwie Perry and Judith Pratt. FREE

AUG

8

Thu

The Big Fake Wedding Washington D.C, 7-9pm at Stone Tower Winery (19925 Hogback Mountain Road, Leesburg, VA 20175). The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty cocktail-style dinner, and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action. $25

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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7

Wed

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

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7

Wed

The Healing Power of Communication with Katie Couric, 5-6pm at Georgetown University (Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building). The Inaugural Edward M. Kovach Cura Personalis Endowed Lecture FREE

AUG

7

Wed

East Coast VentureCON SummerFest & EXPO, 5-9pm at Capital One Headquarters (1680 Capital One Drive, Conference Center, McLean, VA 22102). Powered by Capital One, CONNECTpreneur, and the Northern Virginia Chamber, the 2019 East Coast VentureCON SummerFest & EXPO will be the best networking event of the Summer with 350 business leaders from all over the MidAtlantic in attendance. $119+

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7

Wed

Adobe Insider Tour (AEM, Analytics & Forms) comes to DC! Free Training!, 11am-5pm at Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave NW). The Adobe Insider Tour is a free half-day session of networking and learning brought to you by Adobe Experience League. Our Washington D.C. event will take place on August 7th at the Newseum and will feature expert led breakouts from Adobe Analytics and Adobe Experience Manager. See below for details on the event, sessions and to register. We hope to see you there! FREE

AUG

7

Wed

NPC Headliners Luncheon: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), 12:30-2pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor). Cummings will address the Oversight Committee’s investigations into the Trump Administration. In a recent letter to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Cummings complained that the White House had ignored the committee’s requests for information and has not complied with the Presidential Records Act. The committee is seeking notes on President Trump’s private conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. $24+

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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6

Tue

SAFe Networking Reception, 5:30-7:30 at The Sunset Room By Wolfgang Puck (137 National Plaza, ##200). Not attending Agile2019? No problem! You’re part of our community; we hope you’ll join in on the fun regardless. Connect with old friends and new from Scaled Agile and the SAFe community over drinks, delectable appetizers and a gorgeous view of the harbor. FREE

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6

Tue

Partner Success Day 2019 – Washington, D.C., 9am-6pm at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School (1524 Thirty-fifth Street NW). A one-day, Partners-only meeting and workshop. Partner Success Days are designed to build on the success of our popular annual Partners Conference while providing our Partners with the opportunity to learn and exchange best practices in a collaborative environment. We’ll discuss best practices and lessons learned, workshop new strategies, and share innovative ideas. This event’s programming is geared toward Partners using The Social Fundraising Platform and Giving Forms by GiveCampus, and will be presented by members of the GiveCampus team and by staff members at Partner insitutions. FREE

Saturday, August 3, 2019

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3

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. Learn about inventions that thrilled fairgoers and play games enjoyed by children and adults alike at these grand events. Celebrate cultures around the world by exploring the booths of local embassies and cultural centers. Fun for the whole family, this event is not one to miss! FREE

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3

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Friday, August 2, 2019

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2

Fri

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

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2

Fri

Grand Opening of the Diaspora Expressions Expo, 6:30-9:30pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The Embassy of Haiti in Washington, DC cordially invites you to the Grand Opening of the Diaspora Expressions Expo, a postmodern art exhibit exclusively curated with works from the Haitian Diaspora community. The event will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 starting at 6:30 pm and will feature Haitian-inspired hors d’oeuvres, rum-infused cocktails, wine, music and an opportunity to meet and connect with the participating artists. FREE

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2

Fri

First Friday: See and Be Seen: DC, Closing Reception, 6-8pm at Washington Studio School (2129 S Street Northwest). We invite artists and visitors of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels to help us celebrate the artistic and cultural diversity of the District by creating a self-portrait and participating in our live exhibition exploring perception, voice and identity through drawing and the written word. Throughout the evening, self-portraits will be tacked onto our gallery walls with the aim of creating a powerful reflection and amalgam of the District’s artists and residents. Join us for the closing reception of this interactive exhibition. FREE

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2

Fri

August First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios, 6-9pm at Artists & Makers Studios MD: 11810 Parklawn Drive, 12276 Wilkins Ave.Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will host two metro-area organizations in five galleries for the month of August. FREE

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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1

Thu

Signal Financial Presents: Art in the City, 6-8pm at Signal Financial City Center Branch (1101 New York Avenue Northwest). A night of entertainment and visual artistry is coming to our City Center branch. Each month, we’ll be featuring a new local artist followed by a celebratory reception. This month, we’re celebrating local artist Ken Bachman, whose delicate yet vibrant paintings will deck the walls for the entire month. FREE

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1

Thu

MIT Hacking Medicine DC Grand Hack Networking Reception, 6-8:30pm at Samsung Solutions Center (700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast). Join MIT, VHA and Samsung for an evening of networking alongside a panel on the future of accelerating healthcare. Hear from leaders in academia, federal and healthcare industries as they explore the ways they are collectively overcoming the biggest challenges facing the delivery of care. FREE

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1

Thu

Pickering & Rangel Fellows Association Annual Reception, 6-8:30pm at DACOR Bacon House (1801 F Street Northwest). Join the Pickering & Rangel Fellows Association (PRFA) for our annual reception, featuring a keynote address on Why Representation Matters and presentation of our Diversity Champion awards. FREE

July 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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31

Wed

Uweza Art Gallery Reception, 6-8pm at Stimson Center (1211 Connecticut Ave NW). Paintings by young artists from Nairobi, Kenya presented by Uweza Foundation in cooperation with the Stimson Center and Voices. The exhibit gives a unique opportunity for the young artists to present and sell their artwork. Please join us for the exhibit reception to see the paintings and learn more about Uweza Foundation. FREE

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31

Sat

Veronica Melendez: Photography Exhibit Opening, 6-8pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th Street Southeast). The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop presents an exhibit of the works of Veronica Melendez, recipient of CHAW’s 2019 Darkroom Artist Residency, on view August 19th – September 9th 2019. A reception and artist talk will be held on August 31st, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003. FREE

JUL

31

Wed

Dianne’s Recital 2019, 7-10pm at Columbia Heights Education Campus (3101 16th St. NW). Dianne’s Recital is a musical showcase featuring our students performing as brass, woodwind, percussion instrumentalists, dance and vocal while we highlight compelling presentations by our music media and music business students. $10+

JUL

31

Wed

Global Builders Network Summit, 9:30am-4:30pm at Gallup (901 F Street Northwest). We invite you to join the Builders first Networking Event at Gallup Headquarters in Washington DC, July 31st, 2019. You will build relationships with Builders from around the world. This event will provide educational and developmental content to build brand awareness, business leadership, entrepreneurship skills, and advisory for investments. There will be CEOs of large and small organizations on the agenda. FREE

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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30

Tue

2020 Healthcare Panel & Debate Watch with Straw Poll!, 6-11pm at Woman’s National Democratic Club (1526 New Hampshire Ave NW). Join the DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee and Woman’s National Democratic Club for a pre-debate panel on what “Medicare For All” might look like if a Democrat wins the White House as there are several proposals ranging from single-payer to a public option! FREE

JUL

30

Tue

Free Reception at the Embassy of Botswana, 6-8pm at Embassy of Botswana (1531 New Hampshire Ave NW). Deep in Southern Africa is the exciting and beautiful country of Botswana. They recently marked over 50 years of independence from the British, have since become a thriving democracy. FREE

JUL

30

Tue

Protect & Preserve Our Waterways & Oceans, 6-8pm at Earth Conservation Corps (1520 First Street, SE). We’re partnering with our friends at Anacostia Riverkeeper and others to host an event focused on water conservation and preservation. Join us for an evening of networking and education to learn about the Anacostia River and the ocean, the environmental threats they’re each facing, and the solutions helping to protect our most precious natural resource – water. FREE

Monday, July 29, 2019

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29

Mon

Russell Gold and Michael Skelly Book Discussion on July 29th, (616 North Carolina Ave SE). The reception will feature Wall Street Journal senior energy reporter Russell Gold’s new book “Superpower: One Man’s Quest to Transform American Energy”. The book tells the story of the growth of renewable energy in the United States by chronicling the career of our friend Michael Skelly. FREE

Saturday, July 27, 2019

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27

Sat

DC Swim Week 2019 – Embassy of Italy, 6:30pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). We invite you to DC’s premier fashion event of the summer – 5th annual DC Swim Week at the Iconic Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Experience an unforgettable summer fashion showcase that is transforming the industry with leading Fashion Designers, Entertainment, and State of the art Production all under one roof. $55+

JUL

27

Sat

Kaypi Peru 2019, 10am-5pm at National Museum of the American Indian (Independence Avenue Southwest). Kaypi Peru – which means “This is Peru” in the Quechua indigenous language – is the sum of different cultural expressions. The festival, aimed at all families in the Washington DC metropolitan area, will feature a handicraft market and will offer music and dance performances, hands-on activities for children, as well as films of the wonderful Andean world. FREE

JUL

27

Sat

ThunderShark | Opening Reception, 7-11pm at Hole in the Sky Collective (2110 5th Street Northeast). The show will feature watercolor + acrylic works inspired by traditional American tattoo flash design—painted on wood panel, contour cut, and coated in resin. The pieces will be totally badass and completely indestructible. FREE

JUL

27

Sat

Katie Mitchell | Heart on Fire 2019 Tour | A Vibrant Pop & Folk-Rock Concert, 7-8pm at Hotel RL Washington DC (1823 L Street Northwest). Katie Mitchell is a singer/songwriter whose powerful, soulful voice is paired perfectly with her relatable and confessional style of music. Although she is currently living in Long Beach, New York, her musical roots began at a very young age amongst a family of musicians in Virginia and Ohio. Mitchell grew up listening to an eclectic mix of music from Folk and Americana to classic rock, but her biggest musical influences were the female FREE

Friday, July 26, 2019

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26

Fri

DC Swim Week 2019 – Embassy of Italy, 6:30pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). We invite you to DC’s premier fashion event of the summer – 5th annual DC Swim Week at the Iconic Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Experience an unforgettable summer fashion showcase that is transforming the industry with leading Fashion Designers, Entertainment, and State of the art Production all under one roof. $55+

JUL

26

Fri

Kaypi Peru 2019, 10am-5pm at National Museum of the American Indian (Independence Avenue Southwest). Kaypi Peru – which means “This is Peru” in the Quechua indigenous language – is the sum of different cultural expressions. The festival, aimed at all families in the Washington DC metropolitan area, will feature a handicraft market and will offer music and dance performances, hands-on activities for children, as well as films of the wonderful Andean world. FREE

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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25

Thu

Latvian Film Club: Baltic Tribes, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia to the USA (2306 Massachusetts Ave NW). A popular science documentary film – a historical reconstruction with dramatic elements tells about the 13th-century Baltic peoples who later formed the Latvian nation. The main character of the film, a merchant from Gotland named Lars, travels through the lands inhabited by the Curonians, Latgalians, Selonians, Semigallians, Prussians, Yatvings, Gallindians, Aukshtaitians and Zhemaitians, who at the time had reached their highest stage of development. Historical reconstructions and live action scenes, computer animation and a voice-over narrative by experts in the field provide an insight into the lives of the ancient people of the Baltic region, the last European heathens – what they did, what their beliefs were, and what made them strong. FREE

JUL

25

Thu

[MORNING] AI in Gov Promoting the Development of Responsible AI: State Dep., 7:30-9am at George Washington University (2201 G Street, NW, Duques Hall Rm 351). Our speaker this month is Adam Murray from the U.S. Department of State in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy. He will share with us how the United States seeks to advance internationally our domestic approach to technology policy, particularly when it comes to responsible AI. He will also share the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Recommendation on AI including identifying principles for the responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI as well as national policies around AI. FREE or $15

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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24

Wed

Farm Credit Reception, 6:30-8pm at Library of Congress (Thomas Jefferson Building, Great Hall). FREE

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

JUL

23

Tue

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER: African Heritage & Pan African Leaders Day, 4-8pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). CONNECTING COMMUNITES TOGETHER (CCT) event in the DMV (This event is the third time since 2016) called “Connecting Communities Together: African Heritage, Pan African Leaders Day & H.I.M Hailesellasie Birthday. The event goal is to celebrate African Heritage, Annual Pan African Leaders and H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie Birthday on Monday, July 23, 2018. FREE

JUL

23

Tue

SCREENING: Pierrot Le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series “Les Femmes Essentielles,” the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film Pierrot Le Fou​. Anna Karina left Denmark at age 18 to pursue a modeling career in Paris. She turned down a supporting role in Breathless, but accepted the lead in Godard’s second feature, Le Petit Soldat. FREE

JUL

23

Tue

Botanical Watercolor Workshop with Maryanne Pollock, 6-8pm at Shop Made in DC – Wharf (10 District Square Southwest). Maryanne Pollock received her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. She continued studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran College of Art and Design and American University. She represented the United States in a contextual exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale, at the Arts in Embassies Program in Egypt, and had solo exhibitions in Paris, Basel, Glasgow and Cairo. Publications include Home and Design, Luxe, Traditional Home, Professional Artist (cover), and the Washington Post. Sizable collections of her work include Marriott Marquis DC, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Qatar Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. $79

Sunday, July 21, 2019

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21

Sun

Daby Touré Trio Live at Bossa DC, 8pm at Bossa (2463 18th Street NW). Born in Mauritania, and raised in Senegal, Daby Touré lived for more than a quarter century in Paris before moving recently to Montreal. While his father and uncles formed the pioneering Afropop band Toure Kunda, Touré has always followed his own musical path, with influences ranging from African folk melodies and desert blues, to jazz, pop, reggae, funk and soul. Blessed with an open mind and an explorer’s spirit, Touré’s catchy songs are as likely to appeal to fans of African stars Habib Koité and Youssou N’Dour as they are to followers of Bob Marley, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. $15

JUL

21

Sun

Grand African Run _ Embassies, 8am-noon at The Yards Park (355 Water Street Southeast). Every year, one African based charity that focuses on children’s education will receive the proceeds from the Grand African Run. Each year, different charities from different African countries will be selected. $20

JUL

21

Sun

Lakou Mizik, 6pm at Kennedy Center Millenium StageLakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength, and hope to their countrymen and the world. FREE

Saturday, July 20, 2019

JUL

20

Sat

Masquerade Ball At The Embassy of France [Summer Edition], 8:30-midnight at Embassy of France in the United State (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). In commemorating this occasion, you are cordially invited to join us celebrate this French tradition on a French soil. The night is filled with French food, open bar, dancing and many more! $79+

Thursday, July 18, 2019

JUL

18

Thu

Towards the American Century: Austrians in the United States, 6-9pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court, NW). This ongoing project chronicles Austrian immigration to the United States within the trajectory of historical milestones of Austrian-American relations, from the first Salzburgers on the shores of Georgia in 1734 until today. It is the result of a cooperation between the Austrian Press and Information Service and the Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies at the University of New Orleans. FREE

JUL

18

Thu

Evening at the Embassy of Mexico / Mexican Cultural Institute, 7pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th Street Northwest). 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. The Embassy’s Cultural Center is a unique and beautiful building, one of the best of its kind in the world. It contains several large floors, each displaying the charms of the different regions of our neighbor to the south. $55

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

JUL

17

Wed

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

JUL

17

Wed

Langhar on the Hill, 5-7pm at Dirksen Senate Building (50 Constitution Ave NE). The theme of this year’s Langar on the Hill is “Sikhs. Solidarity. Service.” We plan to demonstrate the united presence of the Sikh community and our commitment to selfless service by giving back to the community through Langar. Food will be provided for attendees as they listen to speeches. The event will include speakers from Congress as well as members of the Sikh community. Following the speeches and the food, attendees can help package used books to donate to a local charity. FREE

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

JUL

16

Tue

5th International Day of Yoga (Bus ride from Durga Temple), 7:30am-noon (1600 Constitution Ave NW). Please join us with family to participate in the workshop, talks, Yoga, meditation and much more. Prior Knowledge of Yoga isn’t essential! All ages welcome! FREE

JUL

16

Tue

Animals in Japanese Outsider Art – Exhibition Opening Event, 6:30-8pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan DC is proud to present “Animals in Japanese Outsider Art || 障害者アートに描かれた動物たち” an exhibition that is meant to work in tandem with “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” exhibition currently on display at the Washington National Gallery of Art from June 2nd through August 18th, 2019. The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art showcases a broad and varied selection of Japanese art depicting animals, including seven that are designated Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government. The two exhibits could even be said to be the Olympics and Paralympics of Japanese artwork. FREE

JUL

16

Tue

Presentación del libro “Los Espíritus del Museo”, de Andrés Wertheim, 6:30-8pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). La Embajada Argentina y la Misión Argentina ante la OEA invitan a participar de la presentación del libro de fotografía “Los Espíritus del Museo”, por su autor, Andrés Wertheim, que tendrá lugar en la sede de la Embajada argentina en el marco de la inauguración de la exhibición “Museos: Un medio embrujado”, que se realizará el 17 de julio en el Art Museum of the Americas (AMA). FREE

JUL

16

Tue

Seventh Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair and Reception, 5-7pm (2043 Rayburn House Office Building). The fair will feature interactive exhibits of public and private sector STEAM programs to encourage girls and women to pursue STEAM education and careers FREE

JUL

16

Tue

Bike to the Beach charity night, 5:30-7:30pm at Crimson View (627 H Street NW). Join the Modus Milers and Bike to the Beach for an open-to-the-public rooftop celebration where 10% of the evening’s proceeds will go towards making a difference in the AUTISM & disABILITY communities. With two blender bikes from Wheely Good Smoothies onsite, guests will get the chance to blend their own frozen “Crimson Crush” cocktails (our take on the beach fave Orange Crush) for just a $1 donation in addition to the price of the special drink. FREE

Monday, July 15, 2019

JUL

14

Sun

Fête nationale 2019, 6-10:30pm at La Maison Française, Ambassade de France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). FREE

Saturday, July 13, 2019

JUL

13

Sat

CorePower Yoga pop-up, 10:30-11:30am at Crimson View (627 H Street NW). join Crimson and CorePower Yoga for a free pop-up rooftop yoga class to bring your sun salutations a little bit closer to the sky. E-mail [email protected] to reserve your spot in class (on a first-come-first-serve basis) and don’t forget to bring your mat. And when you’re ready to chow down post-down dog, head right downstairs to Crimson Diner for a comforting Southern-style brunch featuring favorites like Buttermilk Pancakes and Shrimp & Grits. FREE

JUL

13

Sat

40th Anniversary of the National Black United Front, 7-11pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The National Black United Front (NBUF) invites you to Washington D.C. to celebrate our 40th Anniverasry and national convention. Known as “Chocolate City,” Washington D.C. is home to historic African American institutions, events and personalities such as the Million Man March, Howard University and Frederick Douglass. FREE

JUL

13

Sat

The KF 5th Annual Polish Day – Celebrating Polish-American Relations, 1-4:30pm (2025 O Street NW). This year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of establishing Polish-American relations. Come ready for a historical quiz and win great prizes! We will treat you to a delicious and traditionally Polish ‘obiad’, prepared by the Chef of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. After the meal, we will invite you to a performance by Afro -Polka – a Maciek Schejbal’s band, while we will serve you cold Polish beer! $30+

Friday, July 12, 2019

JUL

12

Fri

Open Site and Reception: Mixed Media Works by Korean Artist Tae Eun Ahn, 6pm at Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW). The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents Open Site, the first U.S. solo exhibition of works by Korean artist Tae Eun Ahn, whose tactile and visceral art seeks to expand our perception of the world by examining the role of the body as a bridge between internal and external existence. Open Site features works in a variety of media that attempt to capture traces of the body in motion, including six videos and installations, six photographic works, four paintings, one sculpture created primarily out of clay, and a live performance by the artist herself. FREE

JUL

12

Fri

Bastille Day – Cuisine & Maillot Jaune – A Gastronomic Tour de France, 7:30-11:30pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Our annual celebration of Bastille Day is back! On Friday, July 12, follow the gourmet steps of the mythic bicycle race – starting in Brussels, Belgium and ending in Paris, France. Join the peloton to France by tasting a selection from the best local chefs, participating in our silent auction filled with wonderful items, and sipping a glass of wine in the patio while listening to live music. $95+

JUL

12

Fri

A MID-SUMMER’S NIGHT TANGO, 8pm at The Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW). Join Maestro Buslje and his tango ensemble for an intimate evening of tango music at the beautiful historic Embassy of Argentina. Joining PASO is special guest pianist, Ariel Pirotti, from Buenos Aires, playing some of his own original tango compositions as well as tango standards. At intermission, Maestro Buslje gives patrons an overview of the new 2019-2020 concert season. An Argentine wine reception rounds out this special mid-summer event. $45

JUL

12

Fri

Bahamas Independance Celebration Reception, 6-8pm at The Wharf (801 Wharf St SW). The Embassy of the Bahamas & The Bahamas Consular Annex invites you to a reception celebrating our 46th Independance. FREE

Thursday, July 11, 2019

JUL

11

Thu

Congressional Ideas Market, 6-9pm at Rayburn HOB Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). College to Congress, in partnership with The Purple Aisle, will host the first ever, Congressional Ideas Market! In this fast-paced, hackathon-style event, we will harness the power of our lived experiences to shape the future of public policy. Calling all interns, staffers, and local leaders to help innovate and build a more collaborative, inclusive, and effective Congress! FREE

JUL

11

Thu

New Story Leadership Congressional Forum, 6-9:30pm at 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). New Story Leadership identifies emerging leaders from Palestine and Israel and brings them to the center of power in Washington, DC. Our eight delegates serve in congressional offices and give briefings on the situation in the region. Join us to hear first hand about their experiences on the ground. FREE

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

JUL

9

Tue

SCREENING: Entre Nous by Diane Kurys, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series “Les Femmes Essentielles,” the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film Entre Nous​. Diane Kurys’ biographical drama features two renowned actresses of contemporary French cinema. FREE

Saturday, July 6, 2019

JUL

6

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Friday, July 5, 2019

JUL

5

Fri

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

JUL

4

Thu

Red, White & Blue Skies – 4th of July Party at The Graham Rooftop, Noon-2am at The Graham Rooftop (1075 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest). Cheers to Red, White and Blue Skies as you celebrate Independence on The Graham Rooftop. We’re kicking off the party at 12pm and going all night until 2am. There truly is no better place to be for the 4th than DC and there’s no better view to take it all in than at The Graham Rooftop. General Admission tickets include entry and unlimited bites from our Backyard BBQ. $75+

JUL

4

Thu

4th of July celebration at the National Archives, All day (Schedule TBD) at The National Archives (700 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join a tradition like no other: the annual Independence Day celebration at the National Archives in Washington, DC – home of the original Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Boo the list of grievances against King George III, and cheer ‘Huzzah!’ as we declare our independence on the steps of the Archives, while enjoying a full day of family-friendly activities in our nation’s capital. FREE

JUL

4

Thu

Independence Day Concert, 11am,12pm,1pm at NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM, America by Air Exhibit (Independence Ave at 6th St, SW). Celebrate the 4th of July with a special performance by the United States Air Force Band’s Ceremonial Brass Quintet. Performances will begin at 11:00 am, noon, and 1:00 pm. Each concert will last 20 minutes. Concerts at the Museum in Washington, DC feature vocal and instrumental selections from a variety of musical genres including big band, jazz, popular, patriotic, and classical. World-class musicians from the U.S. military are sure to both entertain and inspire you. FREE

June 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

JUN

30

Sun

2019 RAMMY AWARDS GALA, 5pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BizBash Magazine since 2008, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants! $325

Saturday, June 29, 2019

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29

Sat

One Journey Festival, 11am-6pm at Washington National CathedralOne Journey Festival is a day-long celebration of the courage, talents, and contributions refugees and displaced people. The FREE and family-friendly festival fosters community and advocacy as we celebrate refugee talents, stories, and accomplishments through the shared languages of humanity: art, food, music & dance, and technology. The event will feature humanitarian speakers, artists, local vendors, a world marketplace, storytelling, and more. FREE

JUN

29

Sat

Soulful Symphony: #Soulfulsetlist, 7:30pm at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy). Continuing its mission of exploring the rich diversity of American Roots Music, Soulful Symphony captures the magic and wonder of one of the most iconic stages in the country with a mash-up of American Anthems covering every conceivable style and genre – original orchestral arrangements, magnificent vocal performances and spectacular dancing. It’s the ultimate Remix. This is what makes Soulful Symphony unlike any orchestral ensemble in the world. $25+

JUN

29

Sat

2019 SMOSA USA Fundraising Dinner Dance, 7pm-midnight at Embassy of Ghana (3512 International Drive Northwest). St. Monica’s Old Students Association presents our 2019 Annual Fundraising Event at the Ghana Embassy. It’s going to be fun, so come and support Us and let’s have FUN! $50+

JUN

29

Sat

Georgetown Walking Tour: Georgetown Undercover, 12-2pm at Georgetown (See link). Sneak around and investigate the clandestine corners of Georgetown. See where covert activities took place behind closed doors and in public places. Hear how “Wild Bill” Donovan, Aldrich Ames, Alger Hiss, and others practiced their spycraft. $20

Friday, June 28, 2019

JUN

28

Fri

The Veuve Clicquot Marcel’s Picnic Experience , 6-8pm at Marcel’s (2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Join one of the world’s most prestigious Champagne brands, Veuve Clicquot, for a Veuve Clicquot picnic experience. The private terrace of French-Belgian favorite Marcel’s will be transformed into a Champagne sanctuary. Enjoy complimentary Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut Yellow Label and Veuve Clicquot Rosé accompanied by a perfectly paired tasting experience with passed canapés included. Keep the party going with live jazz at the lounge and bar all night. And, of course, don’t forget to memorialize the evening with a festive snap from the exclusive Veuve Clicquot Instagram wall. To receive more information, RSVP for the event or purchase a ticket, please call Marcel’s at 202.296.1166. $155

Thursday, June 27, 2019

JUN

27

Thu

Distillers at The Speakeasy – MaCallan’s Night at The Alex, 5-8pm at The Alex (1075 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest). Spend your Thursday evening at The Alex Speakeasy as we’re joined by the Macallan Distillery team. You’ll walk into The Alex and be immersed in the unique distilling process beginning with a bespoke cocktail upon arrival and live music. The first 32 guests to purchase a flight will also receive a custom Graham Georgetown glass. To wash it all down, enjoy complimentary Cheese & Charcuterie all night. FREE

JUN

27

Thu

2020 Democratic Debate Party with Straw Poll! (6/26 & 6/27), 6-11pm at Local Sixteen (1602 U Street NW). Join the DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee and Network For Progress for the first 2020 Democratic Primary Debate in Miami! Watch parties will be on Wednesday 6/26 and Thursday 6/27. The debate begins at 9pm, and we will also feature networking and speakers during our Pre-Debate Candidate Fair and Straw Poll through 8pm. $5 Drink and Appetizer Specials will be available until 9pm. This is a 21+ Event. FREE

JUN

27

Thu

Universe or Multiverse?, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). Cosmological observations show that on the largest scales accessible to our telescopes, the universe is very uniform, and the same laws of physics operate in all the parts of it that we can see. Rather paradoxically, the theory that explains this uniformity also predicts that on extremely large scales, the situation may look totally different. Dr. Andrei Linde: Professor of Physics, Stanford University; Kavli Prize Laureate FREE

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

JUN

26

Wed

Summer on Ice – Moet Ice at The Graham Rooftop, 7-10pm at The Graham Rooftop (1075 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest). Kick back, relax and cool down with special pricing – Moet Ice Imperial for just $18 a glass/$90 a bottle & Möet Ice Imperial Rosé for $21 a glass/$110 a bottle. Möet & Chandon ambassadors will also be on-site with exclusive free swag. FREE

JUN

26

Wed

2020 Democratic Debate Party with Straw Poll! (6/26 & 6/27), 6-11pm at Local Sixteen (1602 U Street NW). Join the DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee and Network For Progress for the first 2020 Democratic Primary Debate in Miami! Watch parties will be on Wednesday 6/26 and Thursday 6/27. The debate begins at 9pm, and we will also feature networking and speakers during our Pre-Debate Candidate Fair and Straw Poll through 8pm. $5 Drink and Appetizer Specials will be available until 9pm. This is a 21+ Event. FREE

JUN

26

Wed

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

JUN

26

Wed

MED GALA, 6-9pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). Join us for a culinary adventure featuring different stations: indulge in different delicacies, surrounded by music and dances distinctive of many Mediterranean countries! Enjoy a memorable evening dedicated to life+style, staged at the elegant Italian Embassy. $200

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

JUN

25

Tue

DBG Spotlight [email protected] Row Hotel, 6-9pm at Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts, Ave NW). Join us for an evening of cocktails, networking, and beauty industry news at DBG’s Spotlight Mixer on June 25 at Embassy Row Hotel, from 6pm-9pm. We’ll talk beauty with popular cosmetic brands and spotlight mixer host Matar Gueye, a skincare education & sales coordinator with more than five years of experience sharing tips, best practices, secrets, and innovations throughout the nation’s capital. $15

JUN

25

Tue

Satellite Room’s Drag Bingo Bash will Close Out Capital Pride Month , 6-9pm at Satellite Room DC (2047 9th Street NW). Capital Pride 2019 is going out with a bang at Shaw’s late-night favorite Satellite Room during a special Drag Bingo Bash, hosted by D.C.’s very own Bombalicious Eklaver. This free and public event will include multiple rounds of bingo, unique prizes (including boozy treats from Republic Restoratives), and $25 pizza & pitcher specials featuring local brews including DC Brau and 3 Stars. And, naturally, Bombalicious will serve and slay her way through the evening as Bingomaster as we bid adieu to another season of Pride. FREE

JUN

25

Tue

A PEOPLE’S CHOIR DC (SING-ALONG) at DC9 Nightclub, 7:30-9:15pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). Theme TBA after our May 7 sing-along! We’ll be up on the second floor at DC9 Nightclub. Singing starts around 7:30pm, but come early to enjoy the (enclosed) roof and happy hour. The big, sliding door halfway to the roof should be open by 7:10pm or so. FREE

JUN

25

Tue

SCREENING: Hiroshima Mon Amour by Alain Resnais, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series “Les Femmes Essentielles,” the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film ​Hiroshima Mon Amour. Emmanuelle Riva (1927-2017) epitomized a new kind of female star, more realistic and intellectual, in contrast with the stereotype of Bardot. After her star-making turn in Hiroshima Mon Amour, Riva appeared opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in Melville’s Léon Morin, Priest. FREE

Monday, June 24, 2019

JUL

24

Wed

Independent Trekking Around the World, 7-8:30pm at Northeast Neighborhood Library (330 7th Street Northeast). Kylie Lipinski and Karan Girdhani spent one year (April 2018 – April 2019) hiking and trekking independently in seven countries: The United States, Iceland, India, Nepal, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. They will share highlights from their favorite day hikes and multi-day treks. They will also talk about the research and logistics that went into planning a year of outdoor travel on four different continents. FREE

Saturday, June 22, 2019

JUN

22

Sat

MUSIC: Nordic Jazz 2019, 3-8pm at Embassy of Denmark (3200 Whitehaven Street Northwest). The Nordic Embassies in Washington D.C. are excited to present the thirteenth annual Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C., June 16th – 23rd, 2019. Internationally acclaimed performers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will present the modern sound of Nordic Jazz over the course of 11 concerts. For a full schedule and band information, see below. FREE

Friday, June 21, 2019

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21

Fri

Reception At The Embassy of France, 6-9pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). How about traveling to France without airport hustle, jet lag,…etc? This event is a showcase of France and French culture. We will meet and socialize with French professionals, business people and diplomates at the Event. Buffet Campagnard (Typical french style finger food buffet) prepared by Chef Mark Courseille of Le Café Descartes of the Embassy will be served. The buffet is a finger food buffet. It is not considered as dinner. We will have an Open Bar featuring French wines & drinks. $45

Thursday, June 20, 2019

JUN

20

Thu

8th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival, 10am-3pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q Street, NW, Georgetown ). The International Day of Archaeology aims to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology in the modern world. This festival is dedicated to the archaeology, history, and preservation of Washington, DC area and invites the public to learn in fun and interactive ways. For the 8th year, AITC is bringing together archaeology organizations from DC, Maryland, and Virginia to celebrate the Day of Archaeology Festival. FREE

JUN

20

Thu

Dumbarton House’s Dumbarton at Dusk, 5:30-8pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q Street NW). Throughout the summer, Dumbarton House Museum in Georgetown hosts an array of interesting and educational events that connect neighbors and visitors to its important past. Celebrate DC and the “room where it happens” on the anniversary of the meeting between Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison that put the nation’s capital where it is today. Join Dumbarton House to make your voice heard with postcard writing, DC themed-coloring, and mingling with local politicians. Stroll through the Making DC exhibition which highlights collections items related to early DC. Enjoy light refreshments, cash bar and the musical stylings of Tommy Rueckert. FREE

JUN

20

Thu

I Am A Masterpiece: Benefit Cocktail Reception, 6-8:30pm at Embassy of South Africa (3051 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join us 20th June 2019, 6:00-8:30pm, at the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Washington, DC for I Am, We Are’s Fourth Annual Benefit Reception. Under this year’s theme, “I Am A Masterpiece,” we will celebrate the masterpiece in the making and work of art that is each of us. Through art we will immerse attendees in I Am, We Are’s journey while giving them an opportunity to learn more about our participants. The reception will include live entertainment and both a virtual and live silent auction. Hors d’ouevres and beverages will be served. $85

JUN

20

Thu

Ambassador Insider Series – Georgia, 6-9pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R Street NW). Ancient wine cellars. Majestic mountain vistas. A unique alphabet. Polyphonic folk music and occupied territories. The Republic of Georgia, which last year celebrated a century of independence, is known for all this and more. On Thursday, June 20, please join the Washington Diplomat at our ongoing Ambassador Insider Series as we interview David Bakradze, Georgia’s envoy to the United States. The event, which takes place at the Georgian Embassy off Dupont Circle, will highlight the political, economic and cultural issues that define this former Soviet republic in the Caucasus. FREE

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

JUN

19

Wed

Bicycle Maintenance Workshop, 7-8pm at Northeast Neighborhood Library (330 7th Street Northeast). Learn the basic skills needed to care for and maintain your bicycle, in this free workshop with staff from H Street bike shop, The Daily Rider. FREE

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

JUN

18

Tue

Bark Mitzvah Yappy Hour, 6-8pm at Dacha Beer Garden and Continental Beer Garden (1600 7th St NW and 1901 Fort Myer Dr, Arlington). Bring your furry, four legged best friend to a very special event with happy and yappy hour pricing and some festive treats and activities for your pal. BYOD (Bring Your own Dog) and enter our optional Bark Mitzvah Party Best Outfit Contest or just come out to meet some new members of the tribe! We welcome all – puppy parents, non-pet owners, and their friends. $5

JUN

18

Tue

Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, 10-11:30am at CSIS Headquarters (1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW). Please join us on June 18th for a public event focused on Sustainable Development Goal #16 which aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. FREE

JUN

18

Tue

Dumbarton at Dusk- July, 5:30-8pm (2715 Q St NW). Come see Dumbarton House in a whole new light. As we celebrate the works of Jane Austen with our annual Jane Austen Film Festival, we invite you to enjoy a Jane Austen Garden Party featuring period lawn games and Austen inspired crafts. This happy hour includes a cash bar, light refreshments by Geppetto Catering, free museum admission, and the music of the local string trio, Toccata Players. As part of our celebration of the great British author, the museum will feature a rarely-displayed 18th century, British redcoat. Bring friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to experience the ambiance of Dumbarton at dusk! FREE

Monday, June 17, 2019

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17

Mon

Cinema Italia – a Jazz Concert with Rosario Giuliani Quartet, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). What would films be without music? Music is able to convey what images cannot. The importance of a soundtrack can sometimes even transcend images and stories. Great movie directors often build the entire structure of their masterpieces around a score. FREE

Sunday, June 16, 2019

JUN

16

Sun

5th International Day of Yoga, 8:30am-10:30am at Washington Monument (1600 Constitution Ave NW). Free Event! Embassy of India, Washington, DC in partnership with friends of Yoga are coming together to celebrate the fifth year of International day of yoga on Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Join us to participate in the workshop, talks, Yoga, meditation and much more. Prior Knowledge of Yoga isn’t essential! FREE

Saturday, June 15, 2019

JUN

15

Sat

⭐Girls on the Run – DC Fitness Crawl, 3:30-5:05pm at ElectionCycle, Yoga District, Duffy’s Irish Pub (H Street) (Start at ElectionCycle – 1108 H Street NE). Join us for two great workouts (spin & yoga) at the Girls on the Run DC Fitness Crawl and give back to girls! After your double workout, come celebrate at happy hour to meet new people & win some prizes. 100% of the proceeds support GOTR-DC, an after-school youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. $35

JUN

15

Sat

The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington’s Historic Districts, 10am-noon at VariousThe National Civic Art Society cordially invites you to take part in our 2019 walking tour series “The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington’s Historic Neighborhoods.” Local historian Jeanne Fogle will bring Washington’s past alive through stories of the area’s residents and insight into the area’s distinctive architectural development. $10

JUN

15

Sat

History Happy Hour with Derek Brown, 3pm at William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Foundation (700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). Join us for an engaging panel discussion with authors Derek Brown and Bob Yule as they discuss their new book, Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World with moderator Rose Previte, owner of Maydan and Compass Rose. The event will feature a cocktail reception from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM and a theater program from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The reception will feature five of D.C.’s top bartenders including Gina Chersevani (Buffalo & Bergen), Duane Sylvestre (Campari Group), Megan Barnes (Espita), Paul Taylor (Columbia Room), and Tom Brown (The Passenger) who will mix up their versions of cocktail recipes from the book. $60

JUN

15

Sat

2nd Opening Brunch Weekend: Thamee (Burmese Food), Varies at Thamee (1320 H St NE). Come check out the opening of the only Burmese restaurant in DC! Great background on Burmese tea shop culture by Victoria Milko for NPR: “Tea shops are not just where people go to get good, cheap food,” says artist Kaung Kyaw Khine, 35, who earlier this year was featured in an art show in Yangon focusing on tea shops. “It’s a part of our culture, history, and where people go for all matters in life.” FREE

Friday, June 14, 2019

JUN

14

Fri

Dumbarton House’s Great Gatsby Picnic, 6-9pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q St NW). You’re invited June 12 13 14 to the mansion of mysterious multimillionaire Jay Gatsby for a summer party! Join Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House in Georgetown for a Roaring Twenties live action performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby! Selected by Modern Library as the greatest American novel of the 20th century, you’ll experience the dreamers, debutantes, strivers, socialites and criminals that populate this classic cautionary tale of the American Dream. $15

Thursday, June 13, 2019

JUN

13

Thu

Summer Speakeasy Party, 6:30-8:30pm at Room & Board (1840 14th Street NW). Go back in time with us and celebrate our building’s 100-year history with a speakeasy party. RSVP to get the password for the “secret” door, then make your way into the showroom for a swing dancing lesson to the music of the Blue Crescent Syncopators! Enjoy prohibition-inspired cocktails from the Pratt Standard Cocktail Company, and a bar cart styling demo from Room & Board. FREE

JUN

13

Thu

Dumbarton House’s Great Gatsby Picnic, 6-9pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q St NW). You’re invited June 12 13 14 to the mansion of mysterious multimillionaire Jay Gatsby for a summer party! Join Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House in Georgetown for a Roaring Twenties live action performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby! Selected by Modern Library as the greatest American novel of the 20th century, you’ll experience the dreamers, debutantes, strivers, socialites and criminals that populate this classic cautionary tale of the American Dream. $15

JUN

13

Thu

Opening Night Party for 6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibit, 6-8pm at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, The Atrium Galleries at the Flagg Building (500 17th St. NW). 6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition will explore the highly politicized and publicized cancellation of the 1989 exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On June 13, 1989, the Corcoran Gallery of Art bowed to significant political pressure and canceled the retrospective less than three weeks before it was scheduled to open to the public. The show was slated to display more than 150 works by the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, known for his bold depictions of the human form. FREE

JUN

13

Thu

Fair Water: A Right of All– A Human Rights and Gender Perspective, 9am-2:30pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th St, NW). The Delegation of the European Union in the US, the Embassy of Spain, the Inter-American Development Bank and We Are Water Foundation invite you to a seminar on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation for all people. Sustainable water management is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. The importance of clean water cannot be underestimated, as it is directly linked to the realization of many UN Sustainable Development Goals. The expert discussion will also cover the role of gender equality in water and sanitation. This program will explore the leading work the EU and Spain have done in promoting water diplomacy, as well as the work of Human Rights Watch in California. FREE

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

JUN

12

Wed

Dumbarton House’s Great Gatsby Picnic, 6-9pm at Dumbarton House (2715 Q St NW). You’re invited June 12 13 14 to the mansion of mysterious multimillionaire Jay Gatsby for a summer party! Join Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House in Georgetown for a Roaring Twenties live action performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby! Selected by Modern Library as the greatest American novel of the 20th century, you’ll experience the dreamers, debutantes, strivers, socialites and criminals that populate this classic cautionary tale of the American Dream. $15

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

JUN

11

Tue

SCREENING: César and Rosalie by Claude Sautet, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series “Les Femmes Essentielles,” the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film César and Rosalie​. Viennese by birth, Romy Schneider (1938 – 1982) began acting in German films, but gained international stardom in such films as Orson Welles’ The Trial, Jacques Deray’s La Piscine, and Claude Sautet’s Les Choses de la vie. Tragically, she died of poor health at age 43. Almodóvar dedicated his film All About My Mother to Schneider’s memory. FREE

JUN

11

Tue

ERLS: To Save an Empire Novel Ottoman History Lecture, Book Signing, 6-7:30pm at Washington Turkish House (1526 18th St NW). Lecture on Ottoman History and Book Signing – When Russia invades the Ottoman Empire in 1877, Sultan Abdulhamit is forced into war to protect and preserve the Empire’s ethnically diverse territories that stretch across three continents. But, at home he feels his executive powers are paralyzed by the Ottoman Grand Vizier Mithat Pasha, an influential reformer, who has popular support to bring a constitutional monarchy to the Empire. FREE

Sunday, June 9, 2019

JUN

9

Sun

Photoworks Photo Slam 2019, 7-9pm at busboys and poets (14th and V streets NW). Submit your work today! FREE

Saturday, June 8, 2019

JUN

8

Sat

Family Curator’s Tour (ages 8+), 10:30am at Cato Institute (1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW). Join Harriet Lesser, curator and friend of Cato, on a guided tour of the institute’s inaugural art exhibition as she explores the underlying ideas and creative process behind many of the exhibition’s artworks. The 45-minute tour will conclude with an opportunity to enjoy light refreshments, and will include a reading by contributing artist Lulu Delacre from her book Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos. FREE

Friday, June 7, 2019

JUN

7

Fri

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

JUN

7

Fri

EuroAsia Shorts 2019: All Countries + USA (Final Night), 6-9pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Celebrating 14 years of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, presented in Washington, DC EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, DC. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian. FREE

JUN

7

Fri

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 – Opening Ceremony & Match: France/Republic of Korea, 2-5pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). France is proud to host the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The championship will kick off on June 7 with an opening match between France and Republic of Korea. The French Embassy invites you to join us at the Maison Française to celebrate what promises to be the international sporting event of the year! FREE

JUN

7

Fri

Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism Film Screening, 6-9pm at Saint John Paul II National Shrine (3900 Harewood Road Northeast). The Embassy of Poland and the Saint John Paul II National Shrine invite you to a screening of Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism. This event celebrates the anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s first visit to Poland, which set in motion the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe a decade later. Reception at 6pm. FREE

Thursday, June 6, 2019

JUN

6

Thu

Centro Argentino’s 20-year Anniversary!, 6-8pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Join our celebration and learn about our cause at the Embassy of Argentina! Argentine wine and appetizers will be provided! CEGA has helped Argentine children finish school for 20 years, and we want to celebrate it by honoring those who have made it possible, and by spreading the word to strengthen our mission. $20

JUN

6

Thu

EuroAsia Short Films Festival – China and France, 6:30-8:30pm at Alliance Française (2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest). EuroAsia Shorts 2019 proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian. FREE

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

JUN

5

Wed

The Unkosher Comedy Tour: Revelations, 5:45pm at Hill Country BBQ (410 7th St NW). The Unkosher Stand-Up Comedy Tour is back! The best young Jew-ish comedians in DC share their hilarious revelations. Live Band Karaoke, 8:30 pm – stay after the show and jam out. $10

JUN

5

Wed

EuroAsia Shorts 2019: All Countries + USA, 6-9pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th Street Northwest). Celebrating 14 years of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, presented in Washington, DC EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, DC. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian. FREE

JUN

5

Wed

“Women in the Arts” paintings by Alexandra Arata, Maria Bouquet, Felisa…, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). In this exhibition, the Embassy of Argentina presents the work of seven argentine artists, who live in the United States. In their chosen technique, each of them explores different subjects and expresses a particular vision of their own world, with a common language based on the idea and concept of non-objective art. FREE

JUN

5

Wed

Traditional Indigo Dyeing Technique Today with Rowland Ricketts, 6:30-8pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). Join us at the JICC for the third lecture iin the series of lectures held in conjunction with our current exhibition, “Indigo Threads /藍・つむぐ: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage.” Contemporary consumer culture often values product over process, championing final objects over the actions that lead to their existence. In this lecture, Ricketts will explain the process of Japanese indigo from seed to dye and talk about how that process informs his work as an artist & dyer. FREE

JUN

5

Wed

The Imagery of Freedom: Reception, 6:30pm at Cato Institute (1000 Massachusetts Ave NW). Using eagles and flags to rainbows and abstract art, many people have expressed ideas about freedom in art. Are there commonalities among these representations? When do images make a stronger impression than words? Join us to hear a discussion of these questions and more. FREE

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

JUN

4

Tue

SCREENING: Ladies’ Turn by Hélène Harder, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is proud to present a screening of the film Ladies’ Turn to coincide with the upcoming 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, starting on June 7. In Senegal, where “soccer is king” – and a sport traditionally reserved for men – the Ladies’ Turn Association organizes a women’s soccer tournament on community fields – prime public spaces in the heart of Senegalese neighborhoods. FREE

JUN

4

Tue

EuroAsia Shorts 2019: The Philippines and Germany, 6:30-8pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K Street Northwest, #03). EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival 2019 proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian. FREE

Monday, June 3, 2019

JUN

3

Mon

“Do Something: The Jeffrey Modell Story” Screening and Reception, 6-8pm at 2186 Rayburn House Office BuildingYoung parents Fred and Vicki Modell are overjoyed by the arrival of their first child, a perfect baby boy they name Jeffrey. But just months later, it becomes clear that something’s wrong. Jeffrey is diagnosed with a rare disease that leaves him frequently sick and perilously susceptible to even the most common cold. He begs his parents to ‘do something’ and though they desperately try, Jeffrey ultimately succumbs to his illness at the age of 15. FREE

JUN

3

Mon

Understanding Trump’s National Security Tariffs, 4-7pm at Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street, NW). Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 authorizes the President, after investigation by the Department of Commerce, to “adjust” imports determined to threaten the national security. In March 2018, President Trump imposed a 25% duty on steel and a 10% duty on aluminum. Most countries are covered by these tariffs but some have negotiated quotas with the United States. National security tariffs are now looming for automobiles and auto parts, and section 232 investigations are underway for uranium and titanium sponge. FREE

Sunday, June 2, 2019

JUN

2

Sun

Music of Friends | French Embassy Concert, 3-5pm at Ambassade de France / Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Join us for beautiful music, French wines, and pastries! Music of Friends is our annual Sunday afternoon chamber music concert at the French Embassy’s beautiful campus. The event features: Darius Milhaud Suite Op. 157b for Clarinet, Violin & Piano $10+

Saturday, June 1, 2019

JUN

1

Sat

Host with the Most: Instagram-Worthy Summer Soirées, 1-3pm at Cork (1805 14th, NW). This second class in our Host with the Most series featuring Cork’s Diane Gross and Pinch & Plate’s Janell Adjepong will help you get ready for warm-weather entertaining. Diane and Janell tackle the challenges and considerations of outdoor entertaining – from ensuring the food and wine stay at the proper temperature and choosing floral arrangements that won’t wilt, to preparing a menu of backyard bites, the best patio wines, and setting a transportive table. $75

JUN

1

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

May 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

MAY

31

Fri

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring Issue 2019, 6:30pm at Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street NW). Never been to the show? Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. You’ll hear vivid, never-before-told, multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by our musical collaborators, Magik*Magik Orchestra. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it. $29-39

MAY

31

Fri

Judicial and Legal Reform in Ethiopia: Role of Ethiopian Expatriate Lawyers, 9:45am-3pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Drive Northwest). You are cordially invited to attend a workshop organized by the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia in collaboration with the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the United States Agency for International Development to gather feedback on current reforms in the judicary in Ethiopia and on the draft law proposed to establish and regulate bar associations in the country. FREE

Thursday, May 30, 2019

MAY

30

Thu

Heritage and Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ API Communities, 5:30-8pm at National LGBTQ Task Force (1325 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, #Suite 600). Join the National LGBTQ Task Force and NQAPIA for our inaugural Heritage and Pride reception as we transition from API Heritage Month to Pride Month in a celebration of queer and trans Asian Pacific Islander love, friendship, and community with light programming, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks. FREE

MAY

30

Thu

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed – A lecture by Eric Cline, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Greece (2217 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest ). For more than three hundred years during the Late Bronze Age, from about 1500 BC to 1200 BC, the Mediterranean region played host to a complex international world: Mycenaeans, Minoans, Egyptians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Cypriots, and Canaanites all interacted, creating a cosmopolitan and globalized world-system such as has only rarely been seen before the current day. However, all of this came to a sudden end in about 1177 BC. Why this happened remains one of history’s greatest mysteries. In this illustrated lecture, Professor Cline will explore the various suggestions for why the Bronze Age ended and whether the collapse of those ancient civilizations might hold some warnings for our current society. FREE

MAY

30

Thu

LGBTQ Community Happy Hour Social in the City – May Edition, 7-9pm at The Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Be the life of the party! Get ready for the LGBTQ Community Social! We will gather at the Embassy Row Hotel’s unique and spacious Station Kitchen & Cocktails lounge. It’s a fun place to gather. Arrive any time between 7 and 9 p.m. FREE

MAY

30

Thu

Women Rights are Human Rights and Women Leadership is Just Right, 5-6:30pm at Institute for Women’s Policy Research (1200 18th Street Northwest, #301). Join IWPR’s Women and Foreign Policy Initiative for a roundtable discussion with two international women leaders, Katarzyna Pisarska, Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, and Viviana Waisman, President and CEO of Women’s Link Worldwide. IWPR’s Federiga Bindi will moderate. The event is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain in the US. FREE

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

MAY

29

Wed

Artist Talk: The Haas Brothers, 6:30-7:30pm at Hirshhorn Museum (7th Street Southwest, Ring Auditorium). Known largely for their fantastical furniture pieces, the dynamic duo Nikolai and Simon Haas have been an innovate force in design over the past few years. Recently, however, they have migrated their talents to the world of contemporary art. Following a successful showing at The Bass and a particularly vibrant booth at Art Basel Miami that featured pieces from their Accretion series, the Haas Brothers have garnered wide acclaim for their work, which blurs the boundaries of art and design. Through this interdisciplinary craft, they have created a world of wonder and provocation that is at once expansive and curiously accessible. FREE

MAY

29

Wed

Creating The Cities of The Future, 8:30-11:30am at House of Sweden (2900 K St NW). As part of Climate Diplomacy Week, The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C are pleased to invite you to Creating The Cities of The Future – How do we use Technological Advancements and Citizen Engagement in Planning the Smart, Sustainable, Attractive and Viable Cities of the Futures? FREE

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

MAY

28

Tue

SCREENING: The Class by Laurent Cantet, 7pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Set wholly in a secondary school in a working-class district of Paris, where many inhabitants are foreign-born, the film follows a year in the life of a young teacher, François Marin, and the 25 teenage pupils to whom he teaches French for an hour each day. Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he spends a year with his racially mixed students walking the narrow line between maintaining discipline and gaining co-operation. FREE

MAY

28

Tue

The Role of Research Management in International Research Collaborations, 3-6:30pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). The Embassy of Italy in collaboration with the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), invites you to join us in Washington D.C. on May 28, 2019 for a panel discussion to explore the role of research managers in international research collaborations. The event will involve high-level university representatives from both Italy and the U.S, and will discuss how to maximize the impact of partnerships. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to mitigate the challenges of international collaboration, promote successful partnerships, and explore U.S funding opportunities for partnerships. FREE

MAY

28

Tue

Sunset Seminar: How We Should Think about Administrative Reform of the GSEs, 5:30-7:45pm at Urban Institute (500 L’Enfant Plaza SW). With the recent confirmation of Mark Calabria as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Trump administration devising a plan for reforming the housing finance system, attention is turning to how the system can be reformed through administrative actions. In this Sunset Seminar, we will discuss this issue, focusing on two key aspects of administrative reform. FREE

MAY

28

Tue

First Annual Project Finance in Argentina Conference, 4:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Argentina’s needs in the energy and infrastructure sectors are significant and call, at the same time, for both short-term solutions and long-term planning. A select group of panelists representing major players in the local project finance market will be discussing recent developments, expected trends and potential solutions for the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects in Argentina. FREE

Saturday, May 25, 2019

MAY

25

Sat

Young Ethiopian-Americans for STEM Inaugural Event, 2-5pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Drive Northwest). The Young Ethiopian-Americans for Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) was established by high school students in Northern VA to promote STEM in Ethiopia. The organization follows the Awesome Foundation model to support small STEM projects in Ethiopia. Please join us for this inaugural event to learn about the organization, network with other students and families and how other teens can be involved. The event is free and includes Ethiopian food and drinks. FREE

MAY

25

Sat

The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington’s Historic Districts, 10am-noon at VariousThe National Civic Art Society cordially invites you to take part in our 2019 walking tour series “The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington’s Historic Neighborhoods.” Local historian Jeanne Fogle will bring Washington’s past alive through stories of the area’s residents and insight into the area’s distinctive architectural development. $10

Thursday, May 23, 2019

MAY

23

Thu

Doing Business in the Arctic, 9am-1:15pm at Embassy of Iceland (2900 K Street Northwest). The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce, the Embassy of Iceland in Washington DC, the Arctic Economic Council, the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute FREE

MAY

23

Thu

Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship, 4:30-6pm at Institute of World Politics (1561 16th Street Northwest). This event is a part of the Global Impact Discussion Series by Founder and Moderator Patricia Schouker, IWP Alumna. This event will follow The Chatham House Rule. About the Book: Since September 11, 2001, the CIA and DoD have operated together in Afghanistan, Iraq, and during counterterrorism operations. Although the global war on terrorism gave the CIA and DoD a common purpose, it was actions taken in the late eighties and early nineties that set the foundation for their current relationship. FREE

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

MAY

22

Wed

27th Annual Spring Garden Party, 6pm at Tudor Place (1644 31st Street NW). Mark your calendar now, and join some 500 celebrants who will gather on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. for the 27th Annual Spring Garden Party at Tudor Place. This festive event, chaired by Whitney Rosenthal and Beth Clifton, draws prominent Washingtonians and guests from around the nation. Mr. Bruce Whelihan, a stalwart and longtime supporter and former trustee, will be honored at the biggest fundraiser of the year for Tudor Place Historic House & Garden. TBA

MAY

22

Wed

iStand 2019 International Parents Conference & Embassy Walk, May 22-24 at U.S. Institute of Peace (2301 Constitution Avenue NW). The 2019 International Parents Conference & Embassy Walk harnesses the power of love and collective action to empower parents of children who are internationally abducted or wrongfully retained. Now in its sixth year, the Conference is the premier annual gathering of parents and families of abducted children. $50

MAY

22

Wed

CHEC’s 34th Annual Scholarship Gala, 6:30-9pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). The CHEC Scholarship Gala is an annual event that attracts over 300 guests who come to enjoy an evening of fine dining, lively silent auction bidding, a moving scholarship ceremony and memorable live entertainment. The Scholarship Gala was created by the Amigos Corporate Council and the MCIP Board of Directors to increase the number of deserving seniors pursuing post-secondary education. The Scholarship Gala’s sole purpose is to provide needs-based scholarships to students who would otherwise be unable to attend college. FREE

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

MAY

21

Tue

French Series – DI(GI)PLOMACY, 6-7:30pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). What are the consequences of the digital revolution on diplomacy and related geopolitical challenges? Has cyberspace altered international relations? What, today, is the role of traditional diplomacy in foreign policy? Are expectations of transparency in government decision-making and widespread communication positive developments for diplomacy? How does public opinion shape diplomatic action? FREE

MAY

21

Tue

2019 DC Black Pride Awards Reception, 6-9pm at The Park at 14th (920 14th St NW). Join us as we honor the 2019 DC Black Pride award recipients. The evening will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The program begins at 7:15 p.m. FREE

Monday, May 20, 2019

MAY

20

Mon

BMK and DK Beltway Battle!, 7-11pm at Penn Social (801 E St NW). Hope you are prepared and psyched because it’s the Final Countdown! The Main Event! Are you ready to RUUUUMMMMBBBLLLLLEEEE?!?! This night, come see who is going to be the number one team for Fall 2018! Your hosts will guide you through all the performances on the road to crowning a winner!! FREE

Sunday, May 19, 2019

MAY

19

Sun

Join IN-DC at DC Old Glory RFC vs Shannon RFC!, 12pm-4:30pm at Cardinal Stadium, Catholic University (Varnum St NE). Irish Network DC would like to welcome its members to pre-match tailgating get together prior to the inaugural Major League Rugby game as DC Old Glory RFC will take on the infamous Shannon RFC in the Irish Ambassador’s Perpetual Trophy Match. Games will begin at 1 pm at the Cardinal Stadium, with the main event between Shannon and Old Glory kicking off at 5 pm. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other IN-DC members while supporting the growth of professional rugby in the United States. All are welcome! $20

Saturday, May 18, 2019

MAY

18

Sat

Mariam Tamari and Fadi Deeb, A Soprano and Pianist in Concert, at French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). With thriving international careers, the Palestinian-Japanese soprano Mariam Tamari and Palestinian pianist Fadi Deeb are two of the most accomplished artists of Palestinian origin in the world of classical music today. Celebrating both their cultural and musical roots, the musicians invite you on a luminous journey of art song, piano, and poetry from Palestine, Japan, France, and Italy–across sea and beyond time. $35+

MAY

18

Sat

Women Pioneers in Leadership Dialogue & Honors, 9:30am-2pm at The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (3519 International Court, NW). Will achieve World Ebony Network’s mission of building the community on the timeless African philosophies, fundamental concepts, and principals of their fore fathers that the survival of the black family depends greatly on the wise use of the black woman’s God given abilities. The purpose of this event is to: Explore the extraordinary and powerful role of the woman as the specie that all lives pass through as stated by author John Mbiti “that not only do women bear life, … they nurse, cherish, give warmth, care for life since all human life passes through their bodies”. (http://www.afrikaworld.net/afrel/atr-women.htm) and [they are pillars for their husbands, where they are skilled in following the lead of her husbands, thereby allowing for parental coalition of both genders, advocacy of freedom and equality, and a harmonious family and community] FREE

MAY

18

Sat

The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington’s Historic Districts, 10am-noon at VariousThe National Civic Art Society cordially invites you to take part in our 2019 walking tour series “The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington’s Historic Neighborhoods.” Local historian Jeanne Fogle will bring Washington’s past alive through stories of the area’s residents and insight into the area’s distinctive architectural development. $10

MAY

18

Sat

Closing Reception, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Come by Studio Gallery on May 18th for the Closing Reception of Sally Kauffman’s show! Sally Kauffman’s speaks for endangered species who cannot speak for themselves. In a time when natural habitats and migration patterns continue to be disrupted, it is important to pay attention to these beautiful species and help where we can. Stop by to enjoy this great night of fine art, food, and drink! FREE

MAY

18

Sat

Final WRAPture Installation, 2-7pm at Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Road Southeast). WRAPture, a temporary public art project, combines the Anacostia community in Washington DC and Katakhali Village in Bangladesh to fabricate, assemble and drape saris across five buildings in Historic Anacostia. Birthed from the ongoing six-year-old-project Storytelling with Saris, these massive colorful cotton fabric saris will be covered with customized woodblock printmaking, hand-painted images, and writings about climate change and action by the residents of these two communities. WRAPture, supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant Program, is led by Bangladeshi-American artist, Monica Jahan Bose. FREE

MAY

18

Sat

Lit In DC Honors, 8pm-1:30am at Audi Field (100 Potomac Avenue Southwest). A Multicultural Celebration Honoring Some of The District’s Most Prominent Millennials, Tastemakers, & Legends! $40

Friday, May 17, 2019

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17

Fri

Bike to Work Day, All day at Varies115 Bike to Work Day pit stop events will be held throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Take a break at a pit stop on your way to work for food, beverages, fun, and prizes. Register now, it’s free! There are also a few pit stops open for your afternoon commute back. FREE

MAY

17

Fri

60th Anniversary of Things Fall Apart: Neocolonialism & Achebe’s Perspective, 9am-2pm at The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (3519 International Court, NW). WEN’s mission is to strengthen the black family and to appreciate the good aspects of other heritages. Our core vision is to re-examine history and to shape our current lifestyles with the fundamental core values of our forefathers. Thus, our organization provides an accountable and ethical framework to serve our communities where all peoples with different heritages can relate and understand one another FREE

MAY

17

Fri

BOOK TALK AND SIGNING: Crime scenes at Louvre & Orsay, 7-9:30pm at Alliance Française de Washington DC (2142 Wyoming Avenue NW). In partnership with the Embassy of Greece, we are delighted to invite you for a conference and a book signing with the greek author, Christos Markogiannakis, who wrote in French Scènes de crime au Louvre and Scènes de crime à Orsay (The Louvre Murder Club, the Orsay Murder Club). 30 artistic chefs-d’oeuvre in two world-wide famous Parisian museums are revisited as crime scenes. Christos Markogiannakisn will give an illustrated talk that will make you look at art differently! $15

MAY

17

Fri

Intimate Concert with Joe Barbieri, 6:30-8pm at 9 Hillyer Ct NW (9 Hillyer Ct NW). In celebration of the European Month of Culture, join us at IA&A at Hillyer for a special solo performance by Joe Barbieri, presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC. Singer, songwriter, and producer Joe Barbieri is renowned for his vibrant, interactive performance style and songs that blend world music, jazz, and the noble tradition of Italian cantautori. FREE

MAY

17

Fri

World Ebony Network & Defense Attaché (Nig Embassy) Honor of The Brave Men and Women of the US Military, 6:30-8:30pm at The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (3519 International Court, NW). May is National Military Appreciation month in the United States of American (USA) and WEN’s Operations Thank you and Cultural Diplomacy program is celebrating this month in recognition of the following: Cultural diplomacy in shaping the military objectives of USA and its allies, Veterans and service men and women, including those of non-American heritages and those born to immigrant parents, WEN sponsored International Military students, US Soldiers in countries where WEN is located. FREE

MAY

17

Fri

What Darwin Couldn’t Know: Modern Perspectives on Crop Plant Origins, 9am-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW). Darwin was not only interested in Galapagos finches, but he also spent a considerable amount of time experimenting and thinking about domestication of animals and plants. He took a dim view of progress in understanding domestication in the vegetable kingdom and wrote, “Botanists have generally neglected cultivated varieties, as beneath their notice” (The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, 1868). This is no longer the case. There is a resurgence of research focused on the plants most essential to human life. FREE

MAY

17

Fri

API Pride: Presented by Capital Pride Alliance, 6-9pm at Xfinity Store by Comcast (715 7th Street Northwest). Discussion: A conversation-style panel will discuss LGBTQ API populations in the District and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The event takes place on May 17th which is also the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and next to May 18th, Act to Change’s Day Against Bullying and Hate, and panelists will discuss the impact of violence and harassment in our communities. FREE

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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16

Thu

Workers and the Innovation Age, 8-10am at Newseum (Knight Broadcast Studio, 3rd Floor, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). The Hill will gather key policymakers, labor officials, employers and employees for high-level conversations examining how we as a nation can anticipate and meet the demands of a technology-driven economy. FREE

MAY

16

Thu

Momentum: Intersections in Sports – Photographs by Sergio Castiglione, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). “Momentum: Intersections in Sports”, is a photographic production inspired by Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud 2018 by Argentine photographer Sergio Castiglione. The work shows each of the 32 sports selected for the competition through a particular point of view that expresses values, perceptions and attributes. FREE

MAY

16

Thu

Chromatic Transcendence, 6:30-8pm at Embassy of El Salvador in the United States (1400 16th St. NW, Suite 100). The Embassy of El Salvador in the United States of America kindly requests the pleasure of your company at the opening exhibition “Chromatic Transcendence” By painter Evelyn Quinteros FREE

MAY

16

Thu

Shouldering the Burden: How Free Trade Affected Women in Mexico, 10:30am-12:30pm at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Kenney Auditorium). The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) cordially invites you to a presentation of their research report “Shouldering the Burden: How Free Trade Affected the Livelihoods of Women in Mexico.” Reception to follow. FREE

MAY

16

Thu

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 6:30-9pm at Keck Center (500 Fifth St NW, Keck 100). D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In May, the discussion explores the theme of Movement. FREE

MAY

16

Thu

Climate Action Is On! Driving Drawdown & Resilience Through Landscape Partnerships, 3-5:30pm at Birdsall House (2055 L Street NW, 5th Floor). Join us in DC or online for a compelling conversation between four leaders on climate action. Last year highlighted the mounting challenges posed by climate change, with the release of the 2018 IPCC report, the Global Climate Action Summit in California, international student strikes and numerous climate-related emergencies. FREE

MAY

16

Thu

Zero Weeks: America’s Leave Crisis and the Cost of Doing Nothing, 3:30-6:30pm at Economic Policy Institute (1225 I St, NW, 6th floor). Most Americans agree that family comes first. No matter where you work or what zip code you live in, you should be able to welcome a new child, to care for your mother when she has her knee replaced or to heal from cancer without facing financial disaster. And yet in 2016, only 14 percent of private sector workers in the U.S. reported having paid family leave through an employer; less than 40 percent have personal medical leave through an employer-provided temporary disability program. FREE

MAY

16

Thu

Washington Launch of “Media and Mass Atrocity”, 5:30-7:30pm at The National Press Club (529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor). It has been 25 years since Rwanda slid into the abyss. The killings happened in broad daylight, yet many of us failed to grasp the unfolding events. When human beings are at their worst — as they most certainly were in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide — the world needs the institutions of journalism and the media to be at their best. Sadly, in Rwanda, the media fell short. FREE

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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15

Wed

Folk Music and Songs from Entre Ríos Province, 6:30-8pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Guitarists Ruben Gimenez and Marcos Pereyra will perform folkloric music from the province of Entre Ríos. Their songs describe the land and its people through rhythms like chamarrita and chamame. FREE with registration

MAY

15

Wed

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Ireland (2234 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The Embassy of Ireland and Irish Network DC are proud to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) with an important panel discussion on addressing the needs of the LGBTQ+ community on a global scale. Join us for an in-depth conversation with Jean Freedberg, Director of Global Partnerships at the Human Rights Campaign; Jessica Huber, of the US State Department; with moderation by Irish journalist and activist Quentin Fottrell. FREE

MAY

15

Wed

Patent Eligibility Under Section 101, 6-8pm at WilmerHale (1875 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest ). Please join the IP Section of the BADC for an evening of informative and practice-focused discussions on patent eligibility under Section 101. The event will be a panel discussion on recent case law, guidance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and practice tips regarding patent eligibility. Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues and friends. We hope you can join us. FREE

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

MAY

14

Tue

Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta: Documentary and Baroque Concert, 6pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). During the 15th century, Italian villas witnessed an incredible transformation, going from fortified country houses to places of entertainment and leisure, and in the process, experiencing deep remodeling during this transition. Used to entertain guests and as a retreat from the noise and confusion of the streets and piazzas, these villas often featured gardens emulating those of ancient Rome, adorned with an array of statuary. FREE

MAY

14

Tue

CONCERT I Hanna Bachmann & Isabel Pfefferkorn, 7pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3424 International Court, NW). Listen to the strains of the late Classical and early Romantic era followed by some vibrant youthful sounds from Austria. It seems like pianist Hanna Bachmann and mezzo-soprano Isabel Pfefferkorn have found their perfect match on stage as they perform their music. FREE

MAY

14

Tue

Too Wild to Drill Reception, 5-7pm at 2075 Rayburn House Office BuildingToo Wild to Drill Reception FREE

MAY

14

Tue

Korea International Trade Association Reception, 5:30-8pm at CVC-217, Capitol Visitor CenterKorea International Trade Association Reception FREE

MAY

14

Tue

Lidija – a documentary about a Latvian dissident, 6-8pm at Embassy of Latvia (2306 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Come to the Embassy of Latvia to watch a 38 min close-up documentary – narrative about a Latvian dissident Lidija Lasmane-Doroņina, and meet the filmmakers Andrejs and Henrieta Verhoustinskis. FREE

MAY

14

Tue

SCREENING: My Uncle by Jacques Tati, 7-9pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series “Highlights of Cannes”, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film My Uncle​. Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati) is the dreamy, impractical, and adored uncle of nine-year-old Gérard Arpel, who lives with his materialistic parents, Monsieur and Madame Arpel, in an ultra-modern geometric house and garden. FREE

MAY

14

Tue

Dining Traveler Guide to Puerto Rico Book Launch DC Celebration, 6-8pm at WeWork, Universal North, 3rd FloorJoin us to celebrate the DC launch of Dining Traveler Guide to Puerto Rico by Jessica van Dop DeJesus. The event will begin with a reception with small bites by High Street Cafe, beer, and wine. FREE

MAY

14

Tue

Cultivating Young Artists as Social Changemakers, 5:30-7:30pm at Urban Institute (500 L’Enfant Plaza SW). Join the Urban Institute for a performance of Amor de Lejos by the Albany Park Theater Project, a Chicago-based multiethnic, youth theater ensemble that strives to inspire people to envision a more just and beautiful world. A discussion following the play will explore how art and the transformative nature of art education can offer people the tools they need to become changemakers in their communities. Panelists working at the intersection of art, culture, and social change will discuss how they engage young people in developing socially conscious work, use art to build deeper ties across difference, and craft place-based cultural programming to build bridges between communities. FREE

Monday, May 13, 2019

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13

Mon

Book Signing with Dr. Eric Haseltine – The Spy in Moscow Station, 6-8pm at U.Group (1800 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). U.Group is excited to host Dr. Eric Haseltine and his newest book, The Spy in Moscow Station. Dr. Haseltine was Director of Research at NSA and Associate Director of National Intelligence for S&T. Currently the Chairman of the Board of the US Technology Leadership Council, Haseltine served as Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering prior to joining NSA. He has 38 patents and is the author of Long Fuse Big Bang, Brain Safari, and co-author of The Listening Cure. His neuroscience blog on Psychologytoday.com has garnered over 2.3 million views and his TED talk on the future of science over 1.5 million views. FREE

Saturday, May 11, 2019

MAY

11

Sat

European Union Embassy Open House – Visit Embassies for FREE!, 8am-4pm at Various EU embassiesThe Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassies of the EU Member States to the United States will open their doors to the Washington public during the EU Embassies’ Open House Day. This annual event is the highlight of the Washington spring calendar and will be celebrated on May 11th, 2019. Downloadable map: http://events.euintheus.org/landing_page/euopenhouse/ FREE

MAY

11

Sat

Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes, 2-4pm at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). This site-specific multimedia project is the result of a year of artistic investigation on issues of home and homelessness and the artist’s infatuation with PINK. By applying the pigment to women and children (characters typically associated with home), memories of her native Colombia, 14 years of residency in Washington, DC and AMA’s permanent collection, she has created a pleasing environment to contrast the experiences of those living in exile, displacement, dislocation, relocation, and eviction. FREE

MAY

11

Sat

Wine Tasting/Seminar at the Embassy of Austria, May 11, 2019 #1, 11:30-12:15pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Are you interested in learning more about the history, the pleasure and the sensory experience of Austria’s wine? If so, our wine seminar during the EU Open House Day at the Embassy of Austria with Klaus Wittauer offers the perfect opportunity. Experience the art of wine tasting, the fun of sharpening your senses, and the amusement of exploring the many exquisite types of wine in an exceptional setting. $12

MAY

11

Sat

Wine Tasting/Seminar at the Embassy of Austria, May 11, 2019 #2, 1-1:45pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Are you interested in learning more about the history, the pleasure and the sensory experience of Austria’s wine? If so, our wine seminar during the EU Open House Day at the Embassy of Austria with Klaus Wittauer offers the perfect opportunity. Experience the art of wine tasting, the fun of sharpening your senses, and the amusement of exploring the many exquisite types of wine in an exceptional setting. $12

MAY

11

Sat

Wine Tasting/Seminar at the Embassy of Austria, May 11, 2019 #3, 2:45-3:30pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Are you interested in learning more about the history, the pleasure and the sensory experience of Austria’s wine? If so, our wine seminar during the EU Open House Day at the Embassy of Austria with Klaus Wittauer offers the perfect opportunity. Experience the art of wine tasting, the fun of sharpening your senses, and the amusement of exploring the many exquisite types of wine in an exceptional setting. $12

MAY

11

Sat

Carmina & Illuminare: Choral Music of the 1600s, 5-7:30pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD 20816). Praised by both The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun ― which noted the group’s “gorgeous tonal balance” ― Chamber Choir Carmina is devoted to exploring the diverse musical styles of the Middles Ages through the Baroque. The group has performed regularly in the Washington area since its founding in 1998, making appearances at such venues as the National Gallery of Art, the National Cathedral, the National Presbyterian Church, Anderson House, and the German Embassy. $10-30

MAY

11

Sat

BHeart and Dr. Alexander Lupis: Raising Multilingual Children in DC, 11am-1pm at Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2109 E Street Northwest). BHeart and Bosnian-Herzegovinian School of Language and Cultural Heritage are thrilled to invite you to the first session of its Talk Series. Attend this session and learn about: Language acquisition process in children, Different types of multilingual families, Steps for choosing a parenting approach that promotes multilingualism at home, How parent-child dynamics influence language learning & maintenance, Understanding and responding to resistance in children. FREE

MAY

11

Sat

The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington’s Historic Districts, 10am-noon at VariousThe National Civic Art Society cordially invites you to take part in our 2019 walking tour series “The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington’s Historic Neighborhoods.” Local historian Jeanne Fogle will bring Washington’s past alive through stories of the area’s residents and insight into the area’s distinctive architectural development. $10

MAY

11

Sat

Artist Reception, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Come by Studio Gallery on May 11th for the Artist’s Reception for Freda Lee-McCann, Lisa Battle, Mekbib Gebertsadik, and Susan Raines. These artists are showing their works, which cover a variety of genres. From pointilism to sculpture to photography, there is something for everyone! Stop by to enjoy this great night of fine art, food, and drink! FREE

Friday, May 10, 2019

MAY

10

Fri

DIGGING DEEP INTO THE SHADOWS: FILM SCREENING & BOOK TALK, 7pm at Alliance Française de Washington DC (2142 Wyoming Avenue NW). In partnership with the Embassy of Sweden, Alliance Française of Washington, DC is happy to invite you to a screening of Marty’s Shadow (L’ombre de Mart) based on a play by Stig Dagerman, followed by a discussion with Lo Dagerman and Nancy Pick, co-authors of The Writer and the Refugee (Les ombres de Stig Dagerman) about the play. $10-15

MAY

10

Fri

BYT & Nat Geo Present: Queens of Egypt, 8:30pm-12:30am at National Geographic Museum (1600 M St. NW ). Travel back in time with National Geographic to visit ancient Egypt, one of the world’s greatest civilizations, and get to know some of its lesser-known leaders—Egypt’s mighty queens. Meet seven Egyptian queens whose impact helped shape both the ancient and modern worlds. Then travel in the footsteps of women through their daily lives and into their tombs on their journeys to reach the afterlife. $55

MAY

10

Fri

Improv Pop-Up Presents: Melanin – A Comedy Show, 8-9:30pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW). Improv Pop-Up is at it again — bringing you some of the best improvisers in DC in this all People of Color cast! If you’ve never seen improv comedy before, imagine SNL but made up on the spot and funnier! Get your tickets today for just $10! $10

MAY

10

Fri

Symposium – Crossing the Divide: An American Dream Made in Occupied Japan, 6:30-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan and the University of Maryland Libraries are proud to co-present a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Crossing the Divide: An American Dream Made in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952. This exhibit features the Gordon W. Prange Collection, the most comprehensive archive in the world of Japanese print publications issued for the first four years of the U.S. Occupation of Japan. It will be on display in Hornbake Library North of the University of Maryland, College Park through July 2019. FREE

MAY

10

Fri

Old Korean Legation – 800 Days Restoration Exhibition Reception, 6-8pm at Korean Cultural Center in Washington DC, 워싱턴 한국문화원 (2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). KOREAN LEGATION – 900 DAYS OF RESTORATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF EMBASSY AND LEGATION OF 1893. FREE

MAY

10

Fri

Advancing U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing Washington, 9:30am-3:30pm at Rome Building, Rome Auditorium (1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW). The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies would like to cordially invite you to attend a conference on Public Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, Professor at Keio University and Special Advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy General for Public Diplomacy at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2013 Dr. Taniguchi rejoined the government as a Counselor in the Japanese Cabinet Secretariat. In 2014 he became Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In this role he assists the Prime Minister with strategic communications. His keynote address will be from 12:00 – 2:00. FREE

Thursday, May 9, 2019

MAY

9

Thu

In love and war: Tosca with the Washington National Opera, 6pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). The Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera are pleased to present a special preview of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca debuting on May 11th at the J. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. FREE

MAY

9

Thu

Politics of Culture, Culture of Politics: Europe in the 21st Century, 5pm at Library Of Congress – Thomas Jefferson Building (Room LJ-119, 10 First Street Southeast). Kluge Center Director John Haskell will interview Kissinger Chair in International Relations and Foreign Policy Ivan Krastev on the connection between culture and politics in the European Union. Krastev is a widely regarded expert on Balkan and European affairs. His latest book is “Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest.” FREE

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

MAY

8

Wed

The Many Faces of Motherhood, 7pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Motherhood has evolved significantly in the 21st century. Join us for an engaging evening at the Austrian Embassy dedicated to the ever-changing faces of motherhood. #MothersDay2019 FREE

MAY

8

Wed

Concert: Czech boys’ choir – Boni Pueri, 7:30-8:45pm at Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center (9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD 20895). The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the concert of the Czech boys’ choir Boni Pueri at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center on May 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm. The program includes Czech and Slovak folk songs, works by classical masters such as Antonín Dvořák, and a Hollywood medley featuring music from such films as Star Wars, The Mission, and Skyfall. Join us as these angelic voices perform an eclectic program that is sure to be unforgettable. FREE

MAY

8

Wed

Black Economic Alliance Briefing and Reception, 5:30-8pm at Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitor CenterReception Honoring the Members of the 116th Congress FREE

MAY

8

Wed

Annual Rooftop Party, 6:30-8:30pm at Room & Board Washington, D.C. (1840 14th Street, NW). Join us for our annual salute to summer! Sway to the beat of the steel drum band while you enjoy charcuterie, cheese and oysters. Stop at the DIY mixers and muddlers lemonade bar, then watch the sunset from the rooftop while you enjoy a treat from the ice cream cart. This garden-themed soiree is the talk of the neighborhood and the perfect place to find modern furniture inspiration for your own outdoor space. Rain or shine, the party is on! FREE

MAY

8

Wed

Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo – Film Screening, 6:30-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo is an independent, feature-length documentary about the history, culture, and revival of the blue dye. It’s also about remarkable people around the globe who are using indigo in projects intended to improve life in their communities, preserve cultural integrity, and bring beauty to the world. FREE

MAY

8

Wed

The Many Faces of Motherhood, 7-9pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Motherhood has evolved significantly in the 21st century. Join us for an engaging evening at the Austrian Embassy dedicated to the ever-changing faces of motherhood. Followed by a networking reception with Austrian wine and appetizers! #MothersDay2019 FREE

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

MAY

7

Tue

American College of Emergency Physicians Reception, 5-7pm at Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room: SD-G50 (50 Constitution Ave NE). You are cordially invited to a Congressional Reception hosted by The American College of Emergency Physicians. FREE

MAY

7

Tue

Financial Literacy for Millennials: Home Buying, 5:30-7:30pm at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, 2nd FloorTogether with Prudential, we are excited to announce a three-part series about financial literacy and the importance of planning for your financial future. FREE

MAY

7

Tue

Sing-Along: Money, 7:30-9:15pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). This month’s theme: Money. People say it’s impolite to talk about, but (as far as I know) they never said anything about singing. We all have to deal with it, so let’s do it together, with songs. FREE

Monday, May 6, 2019

MAY

6

Mon

CrossCurrents: European Theater Residency Meet & Greet Discussion, 6:30-9:30pm at House of Sweden (2900 K St NW). CrossCurrents is a citywide biennial festival that highlights innovative artists from around the world who are harnessing the power of performance to humanize global politics. FREE

MAY

6

Mon

United Launch Alliance Reception, 6-8pm at 1100 Longworth House Office Building (15 Independence Ave SE). United Launch Alliance Reception FREE

Sunday, May 5, 2019

MAY

5

Sun

Punch Bowl Social’s Cinco de Mayo, All night at Punch Bowl Social Arlington (4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203). PBS Arlington will serve their popular “El Macho” drink for $5 (instead of its normal $11) to celebrate the holiday. The drink is made with El Jimador Reposado tequila, muddled cucumber, house-made cardamom syrup, and fresh lime juice. FREE

MAY

5

Sun

Cinco de Mayo celebration @ El Rey, Noon-1:30am at El Rey DC (919 U Street NW). D.C.’s favorite taco spot is offering tons of Cinco fun, from a Cointreau-exclusive house margs menu to a live mariachi band to the $4 Carnitas Taco del Dia (marinated and braised pulled pork, chopped Spanish onion, tomatillo-avocado salsa, pickled jalapeno and cilantro). El Rey’s beloved full menu of a half dozen of the city’s most mouthwatering tacos — al pastor, carne asada, thai shrimp, de pescado, queso con hongos and adobo chicken — will also be up for grabs, as well as plenty of other signature plates and sides, such as tamales, nachos, elote, chips & guac and more. FREE

Saturday, May 4, 2019

MAY

4

Sat

⭐Around the World Embassy Open House – Visit Embassies for FREE!, 9am-4pm at Various embassies (Dupont Circle and nearby areas in NW DC)More than 40 embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents on Saturday, May 4. Participants can travel around the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries – and meet lots of interesting people. FREE

MAY

4

Sat

2019 National Math Festival, 10am-4pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW). Don’t miss the FREE 2019 National Math Festival, organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. This all-ages event brings today’s most fascinating mathematicians together for a variety of presentations, performances, short creative films, and hands-on puzzles, games, art-making, mathletic competitions, and more. See how math connects to what you love. Film animation? Pro football? Magic? Music? Dating? Dance? Cryptography? Planet Earth? Whatever your interest, we’ve got the math for that! FREE

MAY

4

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

MAY

4

Sat

2019 DC Chocolate Festival, 10am-5pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). The DC Chocolate Festival is back! Please join us for a day of chocolate education and enjoyment at our NEW, beautiful venue: La Maison Française. Our new partnership with the French Embassy allows us to use their gorgeous light-filled event venue and offer delicious new chocolate sampling and education opportunities! $20

Thursday, May 2, 2019

MAY

2

Thu

Meet the VCs: Panel and Networking, 5:30pm at WeWork (777 6th Street Northwest, 11th Floor). Join the local startup community and fellow entrepreneurs for this special 2-part event, a panel discussion of some of the DMV’s top VCs with a networking component to follow. This is a phenomenal opportunity to network with and learn from current and aspiring small business owners and to hear from our expert panel about market trends and major focuses across 2019 and beyond. $5

MAY

2

Thu

Right Wing & Religious Violent Extremism Policy Roundtable, 10am at International Center for Research on Women (1120 20th Street Northwest). Join WIIS and the Embassy of Liechtenstein on Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM for a policy roundtable on right-wing and religious violent extremism. In this roundtable, we will explore the relationship between the global rise in right-wing/violent extremism and authoritarianism/populism. Furthermore, we will also explore the role of gender and gender norms in explaining the movement. FREE

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MAY

1

Wed

DBG Spotlight [email protected], 6-9pm at Mari Vanna (1141 Connecticut Ave, NW). Join us for an evening of cocktails, networking, and beauty industry news at DBG’s Spotlight Mixer. We’ll talk beauty with popular cosmetic brands and spotlight mixer host Matar Gueye, a skincare education & sales coordinator with more than five years of experience sharing tips, best practices, secrets, and innovations throughout the nation’s capital. His work is motivated by the powerful effects of sustainable, clean skincare and the promise of healthier skin and a healthier planet for all. $25

MAY

1

Wed

Wonder Women Tech Global Summit, 9am-6pm at La Maison Francaise, Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest, Embassy Row). Global thought leaders, industry professionals, visionaries, and amazing women and men will converge at the Embassy of France to enjoy a full day of special programming, mentor magic, a career fair and expo, and more! FREE

MAY

1

Wed

THROUGH THE LENS: SAVING AFRICA’S WILDLIFE, 7:30-9pm at Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Campus (1145 17th Street NW). Take this rare opportunity to hear from documentary photographer Brent Stirton, who over his celebrated career has exposed the ongoing battle to protect Africa’s wildlife. See—and hear the stories behind—his work in his native continent to reveal the dangers confronting those at the front lines of African wildlife conservation. FREE

MAY

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Beneš and Beyond, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW). The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the National Museum of the Czech Republic invites you to the reception Beneš and Beyond, honoring the memory of late Czechoslovak President Edvard Beneš and First Lady Hana Benešová on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 6pm. The Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Antonín Staněk, and General Director of the National Museum Michal Lukeš, will open the evening. FREE

April 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Tue

Wonder Women Tech Global Summit, 4:30-8pm at Embassy of Italy“Fitted for the Future” Work Wear Selection. Score a free outfit from Modcloth to get you ready for success at the Wonder Women Tech Global Summit! Outfit selection is first come, first served with sizes ranging from XS – 4X! FREE

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Tue

Haiti Tech Summit 2019 (Roadshow to DC), 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The Haiti Tech Summit road show is back and we’re heading to Paris, London, Montreal, New York, DC, Miami, London, Dubai and Silicon Valley. Join 100 influencers within the Haitian and Latam tech and business ecosystem! Learn how to get involved and join us on the beach in Haiti. FREE

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Tue

Internet Distinguished Speaker Series: kc claffy, 7-8:30pm at Science and Engineering Hall Lehman Auditorium (800 21st Street Northwest, Lehman Auditorium, SEH Basement 1). Join ACM for “How to (Not) Regulate the Internet,” a talk by kc claffy, a leading researcher in Internet measurement, winner of the IEEE Internet Award, and member of the Internet Hall of Fame. claffy will discuss the social and economic implications of the changing landscape of the Internet, the history of Internet interconnection, and lessons from her experience in shaping policy. Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for questions. Afterwards, there will be a reception with light refreshments. FREE

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Tue

Makers Matter: Celebrating the Impact of the Etsy Economy, 6pm at Shop Made in DC (10 District Square Southwest). Creative entrepreneurship is a powerful force, providing supplemental income and jobs to makers while helping to drive local economic development and revitalize cities. Yet this important community of microbusinesses is often overlooked as an engine of economic development and empowerment. FREE

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Tue

International Astronautical Congress Kick-Off Reception, 5-7pm at Rayburn HOB Foyer (45 Independence Ave SW). International Astronautical Congress Kick-Off Reception FREE

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Tue

Medical Imaging Technology Showcase, 5-7pm at Room G-50, Dirksen Senate Office Building (50 Constitution Ave NE). Come learn about advances in cutting-edge medical imaging technology through hands-on displays, academic research posters, and personal interactions with researchers, patients, and industry partners. Discover how federally-funded research supports the development of these impactful innovations from various perspectives. FREE

Monday, April 29, 2019

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Mon

500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation: a milestone, 6:30pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th Street Northwest). Welcome remarks will be provided by Santiago Cabanas Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain to the United States of America. Afterwards, Admiral Juan Francisco Martínez Núñez, Secretary General for Defense Policy, Ministry of Spanish Defense, and Vice President of the Executive Committee for the Celebration of the Quincentennial of the First Circumnavigation of the World, will give a Keynote speech. FREE

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Mon

Last Out-Elegy of a Green Beret: A Preview Reception, 6-9pm at Valor Brewpub (723 8th Street Southeast). Please join us at a reception to preview Last Out—Elegy of a Green Beret and talk about the impactful work that The Heroes Journey is doing with our veterans and their families. FREE

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29

Mon

People, Policy, & Power, 4-5:30pm at THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (1901 Mississippi Avenue Southeast, Community Meeting Room). A presentation to the community on the work of the Policy Innovation Lab. FREE

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29

Mon

A Day of Jazz in Washington DC, varies at various (various). The Skipp Pearson Jazz Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of new partners in the arts providing their support to the full day of programming being offered in honor of National Jazz Appreciation Month, and in support of the United Nation’s International Jazz Day 2019. Monday, April 29th is the date for all programming being hosted by the Foundation FREE

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Ken Burns and the American Story, 5pm at National Gallery of Art (East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW). Ken Burns, filmmaker, in conversation with David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, trustee of the National Gallery of Art, and chairman of the Smithsonian Institution FREE

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Sun

Messiah Chamber Orchestra: Brahms Requiem – Capitol Hill Presbyterian, 5pm at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (201 4th Street Southeast). Join the Messiah Chamber Orchestra and the choir of National United Methodist Church in a presentation of the Brahms Requiem. Led by conductor Jeffry Newberger, this will be an event not to be missed. Brief reception to follow. FREE

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Sun

Breakin’ Even Fest 2019 – 3 Nights of Punk in DC, varies at Pie Shop DC (1339 H st NE). Breakin’ Even Fest 2019 – 3 Nights of Punk in DC on April 26-28 @ THE PIE SHOP (aka Dangerous Pies DC). $12

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Lillis Werder Photography | Gallery Opening, 4-5:30pm at Sonoma Cellar (207 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Please join Sonoma Cellar in celebrating our new art installation! Discerning Destinations by Lillis Werder from April 15 – July 1, 2019. Artist Reception that is free and open to the public is April 28 from 4-5:30pm in the Ballroom. FREE

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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French Embassy Monte Carlo Gala, 8:30-11:45pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Open bar, food, European Ballroom Dancing, casino games, late night DJ dancing, chocolates from throughout Europe, and hundreds of young professionals. $85

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27

Sat

TALE OF A THOUSAND TEMPLES: The Untold Story of a Javanese Princess, 6:30-8:30pm at UDC Theater of The Arts (4200 Connecticut Ave NW). This show is a teamwork between committees, professionals, script writers, and music director, in collaboration with local art centers, PERMIAS (organization that unites Indonesian college students in the US), and other Indonesian communities and organizations in Washington, D.C. area, and supported by the Indonesian Embassy. $10

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Sat

Rosé All Day, 1-3pm at Cork (1805 14th, NW). Join us for our annual Rosé wine tasting class featuring wines from our friends at Potomac Selections and Rosenthal Imports. We will taste up to 8 wines that are perfect drinking for the spring and summer weather. Kick off Rosé season on Cork’s new patio (weather permitting) tasting wines from Italy and France. Pick all the perfect wines for the summer and get special pricing so you can stock up! $75

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Sat

Studio Gallery Closing Reception, 4pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Join us for a night to be surrounded by beautiful art, good company, and complimentary refreshments. Be sure to see Suzanne Yurdin’s show ‘Paradise Lost’ before it’s gone! Her work “may trigger memories rather than describe a specific place, while evoking a sense of urgency to preserve the natural beauty around us,” as described by Yurdin! Hope to see you there! FREE

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Sat

Meet the Artist Reception for “Dottie Campbell: Amped-Up” Exhibit, 2pm at BlackRock Center for the Arts (12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874). Please join us in the gallery on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a special reception to meet Baltimore artist Dottie Campbell who will deliver brief remarks about the large-scale, abstract color prints on display in her solo exhibition Amped-Up. Enjoy the opportunity to view the exhibition while the artist is present to answer questions and explain her photographic process and movement-capture technique. The exhibition Dottie Campbell: Amped-Up will be on view in the Kay Gallery at BlackRock Center for the Arts from April 27 through June 1, 2019. This event is FREE and open to the public. FREE

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Annual SVU Washington Champagne Reception celebrating 30 years anniversary, 3-5:30pm at Whitley Park Condominium Building (5450 Whitley Park Terrace, Community Room, Bethesda, MD 20814). 30 years anniversary of Velvet Revolution ands fall of communism, SPECIAL SPEAKER: Professor Hugh Agnew, GWU. FREE

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DC Strings Orchestra: April 2019 Spring Concert, 4pm at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (201 4th Street Southeast). Join DC Strings Orchestra in their 5th concert of the season, A Celebration of Community, held at the historic Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church in SE DC. The program will include artists and winners from our 2nd Annual Concerto Audition in addition to works of Beethoven and Mussorgsky and spoken word. For more information, please visit dcstrings.org. FREE

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Breakin’ Even Fest 2019 – 3 Nights of Punk in DC, varies at Pie Shop DC (1339 H st NE). Breakin’ Even Fest 2019 – 3 Nights of Punk in DC on April 26-28 @ THE PIE SHOP (aka Dangerous Pies DC). $12

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10th Annual D.C. Seersucker Social Bike Ride, 11am-2pm at Dupont CircleThe 10th Annual Seersucker Social is here! Join us for our annual stylish and leisurely 10-mile spring bike ride through the streets of Washington, D.C. We will have a few fun stopping points along the way and are working on some fun surprises as well. The ride ends at Dupont Circle to join up with the “Dance at Dupont Circle” event hosted by Public Understanding of Blues and Swing, which is part of the larger D.C. Lindy Exchange (DCLX) 2019 swing dance annual meet. Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Five will be playing at Dupont Circle for an outdoor swing dance from 1-5 pm. FREE

Friday, April 26, 2019

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Elsie Zarin Goll and Liz Goll Lerner Art Gallery Opening Reception, 5pm at Launch Workplaces (4701 Sangamore Road, #100n, Bethesda, MD 20816). Join artist Liz Goll Lerner as she shares the unique vision of mother and daughter in her new gallery show at Launch Workplaces! This unique exhibition explores the foundational influences from Mother to Daughter: Elsie Zarin Goll and Liz Goll Lerner, from representational to abstract expressionism. Sip wine and enjoy light fare as you are transformed by their creative and dynamic works. FREE

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Fri

Breakin’ Even Fest 2019 – 3 Nights of Punk in DC, varies at Pie Shop DC (1339 H st NE). Breakin’ Even Fest 2019 – 3 Nights of Punk in DC on April 26-28 @ THE PIE SHOP (aka Dangerous Pies DC). $12

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Concert: Together with Notre-Dame de Paris, 7pm at Basilic of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Join us on April 26th, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. for a free concert celebrating the spiritual and cultural significance of Notre-Dame de Paris in the world and the hope for its future. The program (to be announced soon) will feature Johann Vexo, organist at Notre-Dame de Paris, and the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Johann Vexo was playing at Notre-Dame when the fire started on April 15th. He is the last musician to have performed there. FREE

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Calvert Woodley’s Annual Rosé Tasting, 6-8pm at University of the District of Columbia, Student Center | Heritage Hall (4200 Connecticut Ave, NW). Join us for a walk-around tasting of the 2018 vintage, featuring 30 rosés from around the world. From Provence, France to New Zealand to California, and many places in between, we’ll have something for everyone! This walk-around tasting will also feature a buffet of gourmet cheeses, breads, and charcuterie from our very own #LaCheeserie! $25

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2019 Security Through Innovation Summit, 7:30am-1:30pm at Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City (1250 S Hayes St. Arlington, VA 22202). As cyber threats become more sophisticated, government agencies are in greater need of actionable threat intelligence and cybersecurity policies to protect against a wide range of attacks. Join top leaders and innovators from the public sector IT community on April 25 at the Security Through Innovation Summit to discuss key issues central to the future of government cybersecurity and IT. FREE with gov email

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Thu

McShin Foundation Spring Awards Reception, 6-8pm (800 Maine Avenue Southwest, Roof Top Terrace). The McShin Foundation’s 15th Annual Spring Awards Reception will be hosted in Washington D.C. this year, celebrating the achievements the recovery community is making on a national level. Please join us for a reception, awards ceremony, and hors d’oeuvres on Thursday April 25th, 2019 at 6 PM on the Roof Top Terrace of 800 Maine Avenue SW, Washington, DC. FREE

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Thu

Flint, Shield, and Fire: Exploring Ancient Maya Warfare, 4-5pm at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ-119 (101 Independence Avenue Southeast). Stephen Houston, Dupee Family Professor of Social Science, Brown University, and Library of Congress Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas, will discuss ancient Maya warfare and the meanings of conflict and its aftermath. A reception will follow. FREE

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Thu

Pakistan’s Energy Future: Insights from a Graduate Student Research Trip, 4:30-6pm at Rome Building (1619 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Room 812). Over the winter break, students in the Energy, Resources and Environment and South Asia Studies programs ventured to Pakistan to conduct research on the country’s power sector. Led by Professors Joshua White and Johannes Urpelainen, the student group met with a myriad of organizations in the public, private, nonprofit, NGO, and multilateral sectors in Islamabad and Lahore. Join the students for a presentation on their key observations and findings, followed by Q&A. Reception with South Asian food to follow. FREE

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Washington DC Premier of the Film “Displaced”, 6:30pm at The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the U.S. (2622 16th Street NW). The Washington DC Chapter of the Lithuanian-American Community, Inc. and The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania are proud to present the Washington DC Premier of the Documentary Film DISPLACED. The documentary film, DISPLACED, tells the remarkable story of Lithuanian families seeking safety in the wake of WWII told by the children who survived. This important Lithuanian history has been too long neglected. It is time to hear and see this fateful and historic journey to freedom. Reception and discussion will follow with the documentary film’s Executive Producer: Joe Jakubauskas. The film and discussion will be held in English. FREE

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Yemen: War Without End, 9:30am-2:30pm at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1779 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Root Room (2nd Floor) ). The Jamestown conference “Yemen: War Without End” will provide a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the current state of the war, the stakes for the major players, the status of the humanitarian crisis, the implications for regional security, new developments on the ground, potential action by the United States and other Western powers, the counterterrorism threat from AQAP and Islamic State, and the prospects for peace. FREE

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IQ + Broadnet Reception, 5-7pm at The Gold Room (Rayburn House Office Building Room 2168). Come learn about Access Live, Broadnet’s telephone town hall offering, and how it integrates with IQ to provide a new way to engage with constituents. Access Live allows you to reach everyone everywhere, whether it’s by phone, mobile, live stream, or social media. Find out how to reach your constituents easily with just a phone and an internet connection. Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate the IQ and Broadnet integration! RSVP now to stay updated on all things Broadnet and IQ before the event. FREE

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NEXT Exhibition and Opening Night, 6-9pm at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (500 17th St. NW). This annual exhibition showcases work by the graduating students of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University. NEXT includes the end-of-year work of undergraduate and graduate students. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Guests will receive two complimentary drink tickets. FREE

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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EAT.DRINK.SHAW., 7-9:30pm at Howard Theatre (620 T Street, Northwest). 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. $80

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Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America’s Original Gangsters, 6-8pm at National Postal Museum (2 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). Join us in a History After Hours book reading, conversation and book signing with reception with the authors of the book “Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society,” William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce in conversation with Daniel L Mihalko of USPIS. FREE

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Wed

“Out of the Box” In Series 19/20 Season Rollout, Reboot, and Reception, 2pm at Source (1835 14th Street Northwest). Join us for a discussion between Artistic Director Timothy Nelson and cultural host of radio in Washington, Trey Graham about the future of lyric theater in Washington DC, and the vision of the In Series. Brief reception follows. FREE

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Blooming Visionaries, 5pm at Launch Workplaces (9841 Washingtonian Boulevard, ##200, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). Gaithersburg, MD: Operation A.R.T.S presents Blooming Visionaries, a multi-genre event featuring an explorative artists reception, an interactive art demonstration, workshop and networking. Artists, Businesses & Community are some of the key ingredients for a substantial economy. FREE

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Wed

Data Blending: Tackling the Obstacles, 4:30-6:30pm at Bioethics Research Library (Healy 102). The Massive Data Institute in the McCourt School of Public Policy invites you to a discussion about Data Blending – the process of associating a variety of organic and observational data with more traditional administrative and survey data. A distinguished panel of scholars will begin the program by describing data blending research they have conducted, and its limitations and challenges in their domains. The panel will be followed by a conversation among current and former government officials about when data blending is a viable option for enhancing agency data and various strategies they have used for overcoming challenges associated with this approach. FREE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Tue

Earthrise: Celebrating the Photograph that Changed (How We View) the World, 4-5:30pm at Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ-119 (101 Independence Avenue Southeast). Please join Bruce Clarke, Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, who will moderate a discussion on the rich cultural impact of the photo on the US space program and the environmental movement. A display and reception will follow the discussion. FREE

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Tue

SCREENING: A Man and a Woman by Claude Lelouch, 7-9pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a single father following his wife’s suicide, and Anne (Anouk Aimée) is a single mother still reeling from her husband’s accidental death. When the two cross paths at their children’s boarding school both are wary, but they soon form a friendship that is quickly charged with romance. Yet their past tragedies prove hard to overcome, causing them to proceed with utmost delicacy. FREE

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Tue

Conversations with African Women in Tech, 5-7:30pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs for a discussion with women in the African Diaspora in the fields of Technology and Science. FREE

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23

Tue

2019 European Parliamentary Elections: Why Do They Matter?, 6-8pm at Johns Hopkins University SAIS (Rome Building, Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW). With the European Parliament Elections around the corner in late May, there have rarely been so many open questions surrounding the future of the European project: Why do the elections matter? Will Euro-optimism prevail over Euroscepticism? How will the EU look after Brexit? What will be the biggest challenges for the new Commission? FREE

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Tue

A DC Science Café Event: Gravity, or an Homage to the Mysteries of Universal Attraction, 6:30-8:30pm at Busboys and Poets (450 K Street, NW). Join science writer Ron Cowen and University of Maryland astrophysicist Cole Miller for a gripping tour of gravity that will take you from a 1919 eclipse that really made Einstein’s day, out to the surface of neutron stars and the event horizons of black holes, and back again to the gravitational attraction that keeps you planted on the ground and ever-so-subtly pulled toward every other human being on the planet. FREE

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Tue

DC Cooperative Stakeholders Group Meeting, 6-7:30pm at DC Library – Southeast (403 7th Street Southeast ). We invite you to join our growing effort to further build upon the DC area’s cooperative ecosystem. FREE

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Tue

EDIBLE COLOR WORKSHOP, 7-9pm at Femme Fatale DC (3224 11th St NW). Lil Bits Cloth is partnering with Rachel Robey to combine comestibles and craft in a hands-on, multi-sensory experience. You’ll dye silk bandanas with natural, edible pigments & sample chamomile sablé cookies decorated with crystallized ginger and dye-able wildflowers. The workshop will highlight the connections between food and cloth from ritual practice to sustainability in a unique DIY format. Additional cookies + naturally dyed goods will be available for purchase. $35

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Dish & Sip: Conversations with Cravings , 6:30-8:30pm at InterContinental D.C. – The Wharf, Seaport 2nd fl (801 Wharf St SW). Join us for an enriching discussion with Kwame Onwuachi, Executive Chef of Kith and Kin. Onwuachi will delve into his journey to becoming a chef and entrepreneur, which is chronicled in his newly released book, Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir. Using his culture as inspiration, Onwuachi’s culinary story pays homage to his Nigerian and African-American heritage and reflects on his life and the role as a “young black chef” in the hospitality industry. $40

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We Hate Movies, 6:30pm at DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Avenue NW). Founded in New York City, the We Hate Movies podcast uses bad movies, ranging from the tasteless to the tedious, as a jumping-off point for long-form conversations that include personal anecdotes, detailed trivia, and extensive criticisms. Since 2010, the podcast has quickly become a cult sensation amongst the bad-movie podcast crowd, and has been praised in The AV Club, Splitsider, and numerous other online publications. Hosted by comedians Andrew Jupin, Stephen Sajdak, Eric Szyszka, and Chris Cabin, We Hate Movies brings their own unique twist to the time-honored tradition of ragging on movies most people forget about. $25

Monday, April 22, 2019

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Dyngus Day DC 2019, 6-11pm (1355 H St NE). Polish Beer, LIVE polka, pierogies, kielbasa, pussywillows, squirt guns. FREE

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Mon

In Conversation with Alicia Adams: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi: Kintu / Let’s Tell This Story Properly, 7-8pm (600 H Street NE). Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi published her award-winning debut novel Kintu to wide acclaim, and returns with Let’s Tell This Story Properly, a collection of stories of race, class, and the Ugandan immigrant experience in Britain. FREE

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EASTER MONDAY & EARTH OPTIMISM CELEBRATION, 10am-2pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., families are invited to enjoy egg hunts, live music, food trucks and games while discovering how they can help save species. This free event includes hands-on learning opportunities featuring Smithsonian conservation success stories, special animal demonstrations, keeper talks, and meet and greets with scientists and conservation partners working to protect wildlife around the world. FREE

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Mon

Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars, 5;30-7pm at Abramson Family Founders Room (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW). Why do women go to war? Despite the reality that female combatants exist the world over, we still know relatively little about who these women are, what motivates them to take up arms, how they are utilized by armed groups, and what happens to them when war ends. FREE

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Shakespeare Theatre Company: The Oresteia – Open Rehearsal, Various at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). Ever wonder how a play comes to life? Go behind the scenes of Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of Aeschylus’ epic trilogy and join director Michael Kahn and the talented cast and design team for an exclusive look into the creative process at a free staging rehearsal for The Oresteia. Don’t miss one of your last chances to see the great Michael Kahn at work. FREE

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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DC Beer Fest, Various times at Nationals Park (1500 South Capitol Street Southeast). The DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park, bringing together dozens of craft breweries and featuring spring seasonal beers. Taking place throughout the stadium’s concourse including Centerfield Plaza, Budweiser Brew House, Bud Light Loft and Budweiser Terrace, the DC Beer Fest will have over a dozen food trucks throughout as well as lawn games, DJs, and more! $45+

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Astral Black Comic: Launch Reception, 6-8pm at Mission (1606 20th Street Northwest). Astral Black is a comic depicting a world of black warrior women protecting their city from dark demonic forces. The first of a series, this comic is an intergenerational journey through fear, fortitude, and strength, all things that represent the ethos of this tribe of black female fighters. This comic will contribute to the pool of art that elevates the black female experience, while also weaving in themes of class, race, and power in the United States today. FREE

Friday, April 19, 2019

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JB Grant Society 25th Anniversary Celebration, 5pm at Anna Baetjer RoomJoin the JB Grant Global Health Society for a celebration of 25 years! The event will feature a musical performance, speeches on the impact of JB Grant’s work, and more! Stay for a reception with champagne toasts and refreshments. Hope to see you there! FREE

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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2019 GW New Venture Competition Finals, 6-8pm at Jack Morton Auditorium (801 21st Street NW). Last year, Time Table took home the winning prize for their innovative approach to improving wait times at popular restaurants. Who will be the one to take the prize this year at the largest business planning competition in the DC area? Reception to follow from 8:30-9:30pm in the Great Hall of the Marvin Center (across the street) at 800 21st Street NW. FREE

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Thu

The Arden Shakespeare: Anniversary Celebration of Publications, 5-6pm at The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C. (999 9th Street Northwest). A drinks reception at the Arden exhibit to mark the 10th anniversary of The Arden Shakespeare at Bloomsbury Academic, and in celebration of our authors’ publications and Arden’s association with the SAA. A special spotlight will be thrown on the growth of Arden’s critical studies list and on Bloomsbury’s digital platform Drama Online. FREE

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The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Paradigm Shift or More of the Same?, 11am-12pm at Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (1620 L Street Northwest, Suite 700). The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Paradigm Shift or More of the Same? Presentation by Carl Schonander, Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Mr. Schonander will discuss what the Trump Administration’s trade, investment, and export control policies portend for the U.S.-China economic relationship. FREE

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Freedom and the Pen: Women Poets from South Africa to DC, 6:30-8:30pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Court Northwest). In partnership with Azania to DC, Hillyer presents Freedom and the Pen: Women Poets from South Africa to DC. Featured poets MoAfrika ‘a Mokgathi and Busisiwe Mahlangu will perform original works, followed by a panel discussion on poetry and social change focused on women’s voices in imagining a different future for their communities. FREE

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Wed

Music and Film: Improvisation to the films of Segundo de Chomón, 7-8:30pm at Embassy of Spain (2375 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Wavelength Winds joins bassoonist John Falcone for an evening of improvised music. The group will create musical accompaniment in-the-moment to historic films of the legendary director, Segundo de Chomón at the embassy of Spain in Washington, DC at 7 pm. FREE

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Wed

NHPCO Leadership and Advocacy Conference Congressional Reception, 5-7pm at Russell Senate Office Building (2 Constitution Avenue Northeast, Kennedy Caucus Room, SR325). The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Hospice Action Network will host a celebratory reception for hospice and palliative care leaders, advocates, and supporters to cap off NHPCO’s 2019 Leadership and Advocacy Conference. NHPCO CEO & President Edo Banach, the Hospice Action Network Advocacy Team, and other guest speakers will make brief remarks. A photographer and photobooth will be provided, and light refreshments and Hor’dervours will be served. FREE

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Wed

J-Film in Blue: The Ballad of Narayama, 6:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). Filmed almost entirely on cunningly designed studio sets, in brilliant color and widescreen, The Ballad of Narayama is a stylish and vividly formal work from Japan’s cinematic golden age, directed by the dynamic Keisuke Kinoshita. (Courtesy of Janus Films) FREE

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Segundo de Chomón Live Music, 7-9pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th Street Northwest). Spanish bassoonist John Falcone, students and faculty of the University of Maryland join forces to create freely improvised classical music and accompaniments for the screening of historic films of the legendary director Segundo de Chomón. The University of Maryland School of Music and the Embassy of Spain will bring classical music improviser and bassoonist John Falcone from Oviedo, Spain, to lead local students to create freely improvised classical music in numerous settings. FREE

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Concert | Yasmo feat. DC poets and rapper, 7pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (3424 International Court, NW). On April 17, the ACF Washington will present the incredibly talented Austrian rapper, singer and poet Yasmin Hafedh (a.k.a. Yasmo). The ACF Washington is delighted to partner again with the non-profit organization Words Beats & Life and organize a unique event, filled with spoken word poetry and rap music. Yasmo joins forces with local youth poets and rappers from Words Beats & Life, together they will perform a juxtaposition of German and English lyrics mixed with electronic beats! FREE

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Slavery, The Underground Railroad & Emancipation in Washington, DC Tour, 6-8pm at Waterfront Station (399 M Street Southwest). To celebrate Emancipation Day join us for a FREE two-hour guided walking tour through the streets of Washington, DC. The focus of our tour will be Underground Railroad activities in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, and we will also discuss local slavery and emancipation history, both of which provide an important context for understanding the Underground Railroad. FREE

Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Songkran Festival, 8:30am-3:30pm at Wat Thai Buddhist Center (13440 Layhill Road, Silver Spring MD 20906). Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year’s Day. All Thais perform many auspicious ceremonies on this day. Lots of food and merchandise stands, dance and music shows, and religious ceremonies to witness! FREE

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Midnight Gardeners League, 7pm at DC Comedy Loft (1523 22nd St NW). Join the Midnight Gardeners League for Convention Con 2019, a celebration of all the different things people can be obsessed with! Featuring guests from the worlds of comic books, video games, TV, movies, gadgetry, hunting and fishing, cryptozoology, racquet sports, home and garden design, virtual reality AND virtual realty and a 12 and under hard labor job fair for kidz! (jk this is an 18+ event) Featuring: SKETCHES, STAND UP, IMPROV, COSPLAY CONTEST (Come in costume for a chance to win free drinks), AND A VERY SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE TBA. FREE or $5

Friday, April 12, 2019

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Art As A Voice, 6-9pm at The Festival Center (1640 Columbia Road Northwest). Join DVRP for our annual art showcase that shares stories of the impact of sexual assault and domestic violence on our lives and communities. We welcome poetry, crafts, paintings, music, dance, spoken word, and more! Admission is free, and refreshments will be served! FREE

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

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Improv Pop-Up Presents: Melanin – A Comedy Show, 8-9:30pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Avenue Northwest). Improv Pop-Up is at it again — bringing you some of the best improvisers in DC in this all People of Color cast! If you’ve never seen improv comedy before, imagine SNL but made up on the spot and funnier! Get your tickets today for just $10! $10

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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CONCERT | Levine Music, 7-9pm at Austrian Cultural Forum Washington/Embassy Austria (3524 International Court NW). The ACF Washington i s delighted to host Levine Music’s exceptionally dedicated Honors Program students as they perform a recital filled with chamber music. After the last joint project a workshop given by Austrian pianist Mitra Kotte, the concert is a further manifestation of the long-standing partnership of the ACF Washington and Levine Music. FREE

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2019 Minority C-Suite Executive Roundtable, 5:30-9pm at Renaissance Hotel (999 9th Street NW). The Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives invites you to one of our annual signature events – the Minority C-Suite Executive Roundtable. The executive roundtable is for senior executives in healthcare, public policy and innovation to network and learn from fellow c-suite health system leaders across the country, it enables current and aspiring health services executives to hear from sought after executive leaders, on topics that are important to minority leaders. $40+

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Thu

Ibero-American Film Showcase 2019 -Film from Brazil, 6:30-9:30pm at Embassy of Brazil (3006 Massachusetts Ave NW). Meet the moving history of the Brazilian professional boxer Éder Jofre, nicknamed “Golden Rooster”, who was world champion in the early 1960s and is ranked among the best fighters of all history. The movie portraits the intense relationship between Jofre and his father and trainer, the Argentinian wrestler Kid Jofre, as they confront the limits between the dedication to the sport, family and personal wishes. FREE

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Thu

DISCUSSION: France and the American Revolution : At War and at Peace, 7-9pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). The American Revolution: A World War, an exhibition at the National Museum of American History and a companion book of the same name, highlights the degree to which the American Revolution became a global war, in which the Americans relied heavily on support from other nations, most notably France and Spain. The war was fought across five continents and three oceans, with over 200,000 French and Spanish fighting against Britain, almost as many as the Americans. FREE

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11

Thu

Emily Bernard: Book Release, 7pm at POLITICS AND PROSE BOOKSTORE AT THE WHARF (70 DISTRICT SQ SW). EMILY BERNARD was born and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and received her PhD in American studies from Yale University. She has been the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, the NEH, and a W. E. B. Du Bois Resident Fellowship at Harvard University. Her essays have been published in journals and anthologies, among them The American Scholar, Best American Essays, and Best African American Essays. She is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont. FREE

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Thu

The DC Easter Keg Hunt 2019, April 11-15 at Multiple barsCelebrate Easter early this year with the first ever DC Easter Keg Hunt. From Thursday, April 11th through Sunday, April 14th, join ChurchKey, Bluejacket, The Sovereign & The Partisan for a craft beer-themed scavenger hunt across The District. The hoppy hunt is on! FREE

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CHERRYPOP Weekend 2019 Washington D.C., April 11-14 at VariousWELCOME to CHERRYPOP WEEKEND 2019! The dance benefit weekend supporting LGBTQIA+ HIV/AIDS & Mental Health service organizations in the Washington DC Metro community. NINE PARTIES and SIXTEEN International SUPERSTAR DJs come together during the National Cherry Blossom Festival to bring you a weekend unlike any other. CHERRYPOP WEEKEND will give you a wild and colorful sensory experience of POP ART genres you may recall or discover! Cost depends on event

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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Tue

David P. Calleo Seminar Series, 6-7pm at SAIS (conference room 806, 1619 Mass Ave NW). The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to the Spring 2019 David P. Calleo Seminar Series at the SAIS Washington campus. The series is named in honor of Emeritus Professor David P. Calleo, who continues to inspire EES scholars through his contributions and legacy in teaching, research and scholarship. FREE

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9

Tue

SCREENING: Under the Sun of Satan by Maurice Pialat, 7-9pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). A slow, complex and captivating tale of a French priest and his moral trials and tribulations, Under the Sun of Satan is adapted from the Georges Bernanos novel of the same name. Father Donissan (Gérard Depardieu) struggles to save the soul of the 16-year-old pregnant Mouchette (Sandrine Bonnaire) in this allegorical drama. Though the dean Menou-Segrais (director Maurice Pialat himself) tries to keep Donissan reasonable, the very zealous priest is tempted by Satan and seems to sense the presence of the Devil more clearly than that of God. FREE

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9

Tue

Enduring Idealism: A Workshop on Surviving Nonprofits, 6:30-8:30pm at The Potter’s House (1658 Columbia Rd NW). Are you torn about working at your nonprofit? Do you believe you and your organization can make a difference? Yet, the dysfunctions in your workplace frustrate and exhaust you? Then, this is the workshop for you. $25

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9

Tue

Bob Dylan: Maker of Songs, 6:45pm at S. Dillon Ripley Center (1100 Jefferson Dr SW). Folk singer, rock singer, songwriter, poet, and Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan has been something of an enigma since he left Hibbing, Minnesota, and emerged as a folk music hero in Greenwich Village in the early ‘60s. Knowing him, much less understanding him, has never been an easy task. $45

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Tue

Nursing Now National Launch and Reception, 2-4pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street Northwest). Nurses are critical to good health care in the US and around the world, and they are driving forces to improve gender equality and strengthen local, regional, and national economies. Nursing Now is a global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization to raise the status and profile of nursing. FREE

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9

Tue

Autism Employment Policy Discussion and Reception, 6-9pm at Autism Employment Policy Discussion and Reception (First Street Northeast). Congressman Mike Kelly and Congressman Thomas Suozzi wish to cordially invite you to attend a reception and discussion highlighting the benefits of hiring young adults on the autism spectrum. This will include a showing of the documentary film, “This Business of Autism”. The film emphasizes the need for federal investment in supporting inclusive employment opportunities and the societal benefits of providing meaningful employment for those on the spectrum. FREE

Monday, April 8, 2019

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Mon

DC Taste of the Nation, 7-9pm at National Building Museum (401 F St NW). Join us this April for an unforgettable night of unlimited bites and sips from DC’s best restaurants and drink purveyors. $125

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Mon

HEALTH’S ANGELS II: PERSONAL STORIES OF WOMEN’S HEALTH , 7:30pm at Songbyrd (2477 18th St NW). Our first show sold out and we’re BACK with new, incredible storytellers! These women share personal stories about reproductive health, body positivity, living with chronic pain, traumatic hospital visits, illness, mental health, and more! Join us for an emotional, heartfelt, and hilarious night. There will now be more seating and an open downstairs bar. Proceeds will go to HIPS. Everyone is welcome. It’s time to make our stories heard! FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)

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8

Mon

AKSS Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Alaska Statehood, 5-7pm at Dirksen Senate Office Building (50 Constitution Avenue Northeast, Room 366). Hard to believe 2019 is the year we celebrate 60 fulfilling years of statehood. This deserves a celebration! AKSS and our sponsors will be hosting a Hill reception in conjunction with our annual Cherry Blossom Festival reception. FREE

Sunday, April 7, 2019

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How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for Neighborhood”, 2-3:30pm at Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (1400 Constitution Ave NW). In his book, How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, Moskowitz adds to the growing canon aimed at understanding and explaining the process of gentrification, and how local governments cede their power over residents’ lives to private interests. Image courtesy of the author. A journalist based out of Philadelphia, Moskowitz has written for the New York Times, Slate, BuzzFeed, The Outline, The New Yorker and other publications. His current project includes writing a book about the concept of free speech and how it became a propaganda tool for fascists. FREE

Saturday, April 6, 2019

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NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PETALPALOOZA, 12-9:30pm at The Wharf ((closest metros – Waterfront or L’Enfant Plaza)). Petalpalooza will feature live music on multiple outdoor stages, a beer garden, all-ages activities, product giveaways, a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico, and much more along the piers of the Southwest Waterfront, all made possible by Entertainment Cruises. Take in the half-mile-long stretch of The Wharf’s shops and restaurants as the National Cherry Blossom Festival transforms the waterfront community into a one-day-only springtime spectacle! FREE

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6

Sat

Cherry Blossom Day of Dance, 10am-6pm at Capitol HillThe Foggy Bottom Morris Men bring one hundred dancers to Capitol Hill for a day of incredible dancing! Join us as we dance on the street and sing in bars! This year we are joined by Rock Creek Morris Women, Ten Hill Morris and Albemarle Morris Men. Follow the tour! FREE

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6

Sat

BETHESDA FILM FEST, Varies at Imagination Stage (4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda MD). The seventh annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers at screenings scheduled for Friday, April 5 at 7pm, and Saturday, April 6 at 6pm and 8pm at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda. Each screening will be followed by a Question & Answer session with the filmmakers. The same five films will be shown at each screening. $10

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Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

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6

Sat

Small Ensembles Extravaganza, 8pm at Theater of the Arts, University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Avenue NW). The GenOUT Chorus returns, this time joined by Potomac Fever and Rock Creek Singers for a concert of amazing music. From pop to Broadway, this concert has it all. Songs include “Africa,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “For the Longest Time,” “Jolene,” “Take On Me,” Not Over You,” and “You Will Be Found.” Come see why critics are saying things like “lush harmonies that nourish the soul.” $40

Friday, April 5, 2019

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Passport DC Preview, at Cherry Blossoms DC Tidal BasinFriday, April 5 is A Global Preview of #PassportDC at the ANA stage on the Tidal Basin from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a showcase of international performances from individuals and groups performing from around the world, including Bulgaria, Peru, Sri Lanka and more. Look and linger by the cherry blossom trees. FREE

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5

Fri

Experience Georgian Culture April 5, 2019, 6:30-10pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R Street Northwest ). Georgian Center in partnership with the Embassy of Georgia invites you to attend the Georgian Culture Night, an annual celebration of Georgian culture in Washington, DC. Join us for a fun evening of entertainment, art, and Georgian wine. $15+

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5

Fri

BETHESDA FILM FEST, Varies at Imagination Stage (4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda MD). The seventh annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers at screenings scheduled for Friday, April 5 at 7pm, and Saturday, April 6 at 6pm and 8pm at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda. Each screening will be followed by a Question & Answer session with the filmmakers. The same five films will be shown at each screening. $10

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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2019 SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference, 8:45am-7:30pm at Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Johns Hopkins SAIS (1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The 7th annual SAIS Global Women in Leadership conference will bring together a diverse group of voices to share lessons about how to claim and exercise power to effect social change. Participants will engage with leaders from diverse backgrounds, learn strategies to claim their own power, and leave with a deeper understanding of how they can change existing inequalities. FREE

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4

Thu

NPC Headliners Book Event: “After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings”, 6:30-8pm at The National Press Club (529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor). Award-winning journalist Thomas Kapsidelis and Virginia Tech massacre survivor Kristina Anderson will explore the experiences of survivors in the decade following the deadliest mass shooting on a college campus at a National Press Club Headliners book event on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms. $10

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4

Thu

Let’s Talk: Gentrification, Urban Politics, City Planning, 6:30-9pm at The Potter’s House (1658 Columbia Rd NW). Join us for a discussion about gentrification, urban politics, and the pernicious merger of city planning and real estate capital. FREE

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4

Thu

The Invisible Impact of Technology in Today’s World, 1:30-4pm at American Association for the Advancement of Science (1200 New York Avenue Northwest, Auditorium). As artificial intelligence integrates into every aspect of our world, how do we deal with impact on social systems, work, and life? This seminar seeks to elicit discussion around crafting policy for the changing world. Featuring a discussion of the intersection of technology and policy in the US and globally among members of the 2019 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program and Eisenhower Fellows-Global Program. The seminar will be followed by a networking reception. FREE

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Wed

Ibero-American Film Showcase 2019 -Film from Uruguay, 6:30-9:30pm at Embassy of Brazil (3006 Massachusetts Ave NW). Agustín forgets things; he is aging and he knows it. His daughter María is never alone, she watches over everyone, sleeps very little and works too much; she’s increasingly overwhelmed. The relationship between two beings who love one another and at the same time get on each other’s nerves suddenly breaks up. FREE

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3

Wed

“Close to the edge” paintings by A .Fried, G. Kohon and L. Levinton, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). A hasty look could indicate three very different ways of approaching painting. However, the vehement insistence of leaving the frame, pushing the limits of the canvas, runs through the works of Andrea Fried, Guigui Kohon and Luciana Levinton. It is not by chance that the three liberate the work of a specific plan. There are no sketches. The starting point is an idea that will navigate free through the canvas finding courses and channels and will overflow the margins. FREE

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3

Wed

An International Perspective on Science and Technology Diplomacy, 4-6pm at Rome Building (1619 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Rome Auditorium). Countries across the world are developing and implementing strategies to best manage rapidly evolving science and technology. As a follow up to the U.S. focused panel “From Dominance to Diplomacy,” we will be exploring how Japan, Switzerland and the U.K. manage the advancement of science and technology domestically and internationally. Join us for a discussion with international experts for deep dives into the different approaches to managing science and technology across a diverse set of topics. FREE

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3

Wed

No to NATO, Yes to Peace Fest, 12-10pm (1525 Newton St NW). We’ll munch on vegan food, boogie down to live music by Megaciph, Ryan Harvey, & Eric Colville, and hear from keynote speakers like comedian-activist Lee Camp, with screenprinting workshops by The Sanctuaries DC, and nonviolence activist training by Nadine Bloch of Beautiful Trouble, in preparation for demonstrations the next day, April 4, outside NATO’s meeting. Featuring art exhibitions by Ana Maria Gower, Samira Schäfer, and more. FREE

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3

Wed

Short Films Screening: Cuban Visionaries, 6:15-8:30pm at Landmark’s E Street Cinema (555 11th Street Northwest). How are Cuban innovators working to solve agricultural, social justice, healthcare and urban transportation challenges? What’s their contribution to the future of their country and the global implications of their work? Join us: Wednesday, April 3rd at the Landmark´s E Street Cinema. FREE

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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Tue

11th Annual Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge presented by TCMA, 5:30pm at Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). The 11th annual Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge presented by TCMA celebrates culinary diplomacy at this uniquely DC opportunity to taste authentic food and drinks from more than 30 embassy chefs representing all regions of the world. Possibly our favorite annual event of us here at ChecklistDC! $75+

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2

Tue

The Place by Paolo Genovese, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). An enigmatic, nameless man (Valerio Mastandrea) sits in the corner of a bar, receiving visitor after visitor. They tell him of their profoundest wishes and desires, and he assures them they can have exactly what they want… but there will be a price, and the extreme deeds they must perform will lead them to question who they are and to what lengths they will go. FREE

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2

Tue

The Age of Data, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). One of our greatest scientific challenges is to effectively understand and make use of the vast amount of data being produced in a variety of fields. Visual data analysis will be among our most-important tools for understanding such large-scale, complex data sets. Visualization facilitates the reasoning process by supporting the human capacity to perceive, understand, and discuss complex data. In this talk, Dr. Chris Johnson will present visual analysis techniques, insights, and examples of how visualization can enable understanding in the fields of biology, astronomy, medicine, and engineering. FREE

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Mon

Reading & Dialogue w/ Stefanie de Velasco, Daniela Emminger, Dana Grigorcea, 6:30-8:30pm at La Pop Cultural Salon (1847 Columbia Road Northwest). From the housing projects of Berlin, to the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, with foray through the streets of Bucharest, the 2019 edition of the annual Zeitgeist Literature Festival brings you the best in contemporary German-language literature. Please join the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the Embassy of Switzerland in welcoming three leading German-language novelists to the nation’s capital – where they will present their latest work in a reading and conversation with three prominent local writers. FREE

March 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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30

Sat

Black Tie Fiesta at the Mexican Embassy, 8:15pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th Street Northwest). On Saturday Night, March 30th, 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 an upscale cultural evening. Put on your best dresses and tuxedos as we spend a royal evening in this multi-roomed, multi-leveled Mexican Cultural palace filled with rich art, history, music, dance, food, drink, and much more! $99

MAR

30

Sat

Mekedonia Foundation Dinner Gala, 5-9pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Drive Northwest). On the day of the event, we will be giving a short presentation about Mekedonia as well as giving recognition for the wife of the founder W/zo Eleni Gebreyese. Our Guest are legendary Dr. Mohamude Ahmed,artist Tamangen Beyene, and comedian Meskerem Bekele. Our program will include performance of a traditional dancers, dinner, auction, raffles, fashion show and music. $30

MAR

30

Sat

Studio Gallery Closing Reception, 4-6pm at Studio Gallery (2108 R Street Northwest). Join us for a night to be surrounded by beautiful art, good company, and complimentary refreshments. Be sure to see Trix Kuijper's 'The Art of the Improbable,' show before it's gone! Her works are a delightful concoction of fantastical creations, featuring horned beings, giant eggs and, of course, her signature “mummies”. Hope to see you there! FREE

MAR

30

Sat

CentreCourt MBA Festival, at Union Station DC (50 Massachusetts Ave NE). :earn more about what getting an MBA is all about and meet schools in a more personal, one-on-one manner. FREE

MAR

30

Sat

Julie Langsdorf - White Elephant — in conversation with Susan Coll, 6-7pm at Politcs and Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave NW). The residents of tony Willard Park have their own vision for their community, and when Nick, an ambitious developer, builds a flashy, outsize house in the neighborhood, they resent it. Then when Nick gives the property more visibility by cutting down the neighbors’ red maple, the simmering resentments explode. As order breaks down and people argue their competing versions of the American Dream, Langsdorf follows the chaos through its effects on the lives of three couples. Like her short fiction, Langsdorf’s debut novel is sharply observed and darkly funny, with a cast of vivid characters that include a lawyer with a pot habit, an outwardly unassuming wife compulsively drawn to trouble, a teenage girl caught up in a prank, and the complex community of Willard Park itself. Langsdorf will be in conversation with Susan Coll, author most recently of The Stager. FREE

MAR

30

Sat

Blossom Kite Festival, 10am-4:30pm at Washington Monument National Monument (2 15th Street NW). The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season with the Blossom Kite Festival! This annual DC tradition showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles, and the Hot Tricks Showdown. FREE

MAR

30

Sat

Slow Food Ark of Taste: Fish Pepper, 11am-1pm at Common Good City Farm (300 V Street NW). Come learn about the history of the fish pepper and how it features in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's work to teach about local ag history during a talk with Mark Haskell of Slow Food DC. Enjoy sampling hot sauce, including those made by Common Good City Farm and featuring Soilful City's Pippin' Sauce (made from fish peppers). The event will include a potluck lunch featuring a Baltimore fish stew highlighting the fish pepper. We invite you to bring a dish, but don't worry it doesn't need to include peppers! FREE

Friday, March 29, 2019

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29

Fri

⭐La Grande Fête, 7-11pm at La Maison Française at the French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd, NW). Beginning at 7 p.m., launch into a world tour of francophone cultures. Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as you explore each nation’s unique attractions and traditions. $40

MAR

29

Fri

Back from Italy 2019: building within the dimension of history, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). The Association of American College and University Programs in Italy, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, are pleased to present the second edition of “Back from Italy”, a talk and exhibit featuring stories and works by young architecture students who spent a semester in Italy. FREE

MAR

29

Fri

Fourth Annual Washington D.C. Diversity & Recruiting Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Cooley LLP (1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 700 ). You are cordially invited to PracticePro's 4th Annual Washington Diversity & Recruiting Reception. Join us for an evening of networking and fun with appetizers and drinks, meet PracticePro's law firm recruiting partners, and hear our inspiring keynote speaker: Steve Riddick, General Counsel, Tenable. FREE for JD or LLM students

MAR

29

Fri

No Evidence of Disease - N.E.D., 6-8:10pm at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts (1632 U Street Northwest). Join Nueva Vida at the screening of No Evidence of Disease (N.E.D.) followed by a panel discussion of medical experts and survivors. $20

MAR

29

Fri

Cyber Intelligence Initiative Open House, 5:30-7:30pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th Street Northwest). You are invited to join The Institute of World Politics for an open house to learn about our Cyber Intelligence Initiative Program and to gain more insight on our unique courses, including Cyber Intelligence Analysis, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Strategy, and International Law. FREE

MAR

29

Fri

SATURDAY NOSTALGIA: Opening Reception, 7-10pm at HOMME Men's Boutique (52 O Street Northwest). The nostalgic feeling of Saturday morning cartoons rolled into one multi-sensory display for those reminiscent of a practice less-celebrated. The artist known as Marlon Diggs displays some of his most formative moments channeled into an offering of art, experience and one of a kind pieces to commemorate a simpler time. Small bites and wine will be provided. This is a 21+ only event. FREE, $10 suggested donation

MAR

29

Fri

Cody Gallery Opening Reception, 6-8pm at Cody Gallery at Marymount University, Ballston Center (1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201). Cody Gallery is pleased to present "Tactile Hallucinations." A tactile hallucination is a false sensation of physical contact with an imaginary object. The tactile sensory input generates a hallucinatory effect. The works in the exhibition, ether two dimensional or three dimensional objects, render textured surfaces that either simulate or inspire the sensory feeling of touch. They offer a palpable aesthetic that serve as a key to unlock familiar thoughts and feelings as well as create new observations. FREE

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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28

Thu

Heroes Against Hunger, 5:30-7:30pm at Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North (940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD 20852). Manna Food Center’s annual Heroes Against Hunger Awards Reception, recognizes community champions in the fight against hunger in three categories – Individual Hero, Corporate Hero & Community Hero. The award winners, selected by Manna’s Volunteer Board of Directors, demonstrate a true passion for fighting hunger and feeding hope in Montgomery County. The reception features delicious food, creative cocktails, a dynamic silent auction and a short, meaningful program in the beautiful Canopy By Hilton, uniquely nestled in the heart of North Bethesda. $100+

MAR

28

Thu

Ibero-American Film Showcase 2019 -Film from Paraguay, 6:30-9:30pm at Embassy of Brazil (3006 Massachusetts Ave NW). “To Grow” (Saber Crecer) is a Paraguayan coming-of-age film, made entirely by young adults for young adults. It tells the tale of Danny, an 18 year old high school senior who has plans to study abroad upon graduation, and only has 5 days to tell the girl he loves how he feels before he departs. To accomplish this, his outgoing best friend, Cameron, presents him with a set of challenges in order to face his fears and tell this girl how he feels. FREE

MAR

28

Thu

The Future of US-Mexican Relations: Mexican Ambassador Zabalgoitia, 12-1pm at SAIS Rome Building 806 (1619 Massachusetts Ave NW). Ambassador José Antonio Zabalgoitia, who is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington will be at SAIS for an off-the-record conversation regarding Mexican-US immigration and security relationships. Lunch will be provided. FREE

MAR

28

Thu

Early Music in Italy: from the Trecento to the Baroque, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Join us for a program organized in collaboration with the Folger Consort of Washington DC as we take a closer look at the history of music in Italy from the 1300s to the late 1600s. This program will also feature a performance by the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, together with special guests Piffaro, The Renaissance Band. FREE

MAR

28

Thu

America’s Cold Civil War, 6-8pm at The Heritage Foundation: Allison Auditorium & Foyer (214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast). Is America in a cold civil war? Many prominent thinkers think so. And not without reason. As the culture wars of the past several decades have intensified, the country now finds itself deeply divided. Americans disagree not just about politics, but also about foundational questions regarding the meaning of equality and very the purpose of our nation. As Americans grow apart in our understanding of these fundamental ideas, we seem to be becoming two distinct nations living in the same country. What remains unclear is where these growing differences will lead, if they can be resolved, and what principle will unify us in the future. Please join us as our panelists share their analysis of America’s fundamental divides. FREE

MAR

28

Thu

Opening Reception: The New Woman, 6-8pm at Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden (614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Join the Lee-Fendall House Museum's staff and board for an opening reception to celebrate Women's History Month and the new exhibit, The New Woman: Life In Progressive Era Alexandria, 1890-1920. Learn about the lives of the women who called Lee-Fendall House during this time of momentous change, how their stories reflected larger events, and how they are still relevant today. FREE

MAR

28

Thu

Pitango Cherry Blossom Social, 6-9pm at Pitango Gelato & Cafe (1841 Columbia Road Northwest). Celebrate Cherry Blossom season with a Cherry Blossom Social at Pitango Gelato & Cafe in Adams Morgan. FREE with optional paid workshops

MAR

28

Thu

gnoviCon 2019 - Big Tech, Data, and Democracy, 11am-3pm at Healey Family Student Center, Social Room (3700 O Street NW). Join us on Thursday, March 28th for our annual academic conference, gnoviCon, featuring two panel discussions on Big Tech, Data, and Democracy. FREE

MAR

28

Thu

BUILDING BRANDS PEOPLE LOVE: FOOD EDITION, 6:30-8:30pm at The Yard DC (700 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Join us for a night of talks to learn, debate and craft the building blocks of creating a brand that people will fall in love within the food industry. You'll hear about tips, tools & advice you need to craft your very own brand story, & ensure you're building a brand that connects with your audience. FREE

MAR

28

Thu

Genius Machines: The New Age of Artificial Intelligence, 8am-12pm at The Ritz-Carlton (Pentagon City)In just the last five years, artificial intelligence has evolved from a staple of science fiction to a real-world magnet for large-scale investment. Increases in computing power and the emergence of large data sets to train ever more powerful machine learning algorithms have created real world applications and success stories. And both trends are expected to accelerate into the 2020s. Varies

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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27

Wed

March - Azure Gov DC Meetup, 6-8:30pm at 1776 Crystal CIty (2231 Crystal Dr #1000 · Arlington, VA). 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

MAR

27

Wed

Mauvaise Mer, 7-8:30pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road NW). Join us for this new theatrical creation by Jérôme de Verdière, performed in the United States for the very first time in French with English subtitles. FREE

MAR

27

Wed

J-Film in Blue: Kagemusha, 6:30-9:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). Winner of the Palme d'Or (1980) and nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards (1981). In the midst of civil war in fuedal Japan, the warlord Shingen Takeda is mortally wounded in battle. Afraid that his impending death might weaken his clan he orders that it be kept secret. His vassals employ a peasant criminal to impersonate their late lord. However, maintaining this charade proves difficult for the clan's leaders and begins to torment the peasant man now doomed to living out a dead man's life. FREE

MAR

27

Wed

"Reporter" – A Conversation with Seymour Hersh, 6:30-7:30pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, McKinley Building - Doyle/Forman Theater). Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author Seymour Hersh joins Investigative Reporting Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis to talk about his 50-year career uncovering some of the U.S. government’s biggest secrets — from the Vietnam War My Lai massacre to Watergate abuses of power to the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. The free program includes a reception and book-signing by the author of "Reporter: A Memoir." FREE

MAR

27

Wed

RCAP Congressional Champions Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Capitol Visitors Center: Room SVC 209-08 (First St NE, Suite 700). Join RCAP as we celebrate members of Congress who have advocated on behalf of rural America. FREE

MAR

27

Wed

40 Under 40: Queer Women of Washington Awards Reception, 6-9pm at Google (25 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, #900). Join the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, the Office of Women’s Policies and Initiatives, and the Washington Blade as we celebrate 40 fantastic queer women who are making a difference in their community. From political activism, business leadership, and cultural innovation, we’ve found 40 queer women who call their District home and are the change-agents the District needs. Watch out for their profiles in the upcoming issue of the Blade, and join us at Google HQ to celebrate their accomplishments! FREE

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MAR

26

Tue

Evening at the Embassy of Hungary, 7-9:30pm at Embassy of Hungary (2950 Spring of Freedom St. NW). Tonight, join us as we step out of Washington, D.C. and onto Hungarian soil for an evening rich in the Old World traditional ways of Eastern and Central Europe with a special visit to the Embassy of Hungary. Of special importance is a visiting native musician from Hungary in Washington D.C. for TONIGHT ONLY! $35

MAR

26

Tue

The Great Famine Voices Roadshow, 2019, 6-8pm at Embassy of Ireland (2234 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The purpose of the Roadshow is to bring together Irish emigrants, their descendants, and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of migration from Ireland to Washington and the United States, especially during the period of the Great Hunger and afterwards. They will be gathered for the Great Famine Voices online archive. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

The Innovators behind Leonardo, 6-8pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). Leonardo lived in an extraordinary period in human history in which inventors and artists across Europe were able to imagine and dream in a way that still inspires us today. A cocktail reception will follow. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Panel Discussion: Efforts to enhance women's economic empowerment, 9-11am at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Panel Discussion: Efforts to enhance women's economic empowerment. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Ibero-American Film Showcase 2019 -Film from Chile, 6:30-9:30pm at Embassy of Brazil (3006 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Chilean film “Broken Panties, a Women Revenge” mix drama and black comedy to portray the role that women were destined for in the middle of the last century, but focusing on a group of them not so willing to play with the rules imposed by the “macho” society that surrounds them. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

BOOK TALK: "Millennium in Belgrade", by Vladimir Pistalo, 7-9:30pm at Alliance Française de Washington DC (2142 Wyoming Avenue NW). The Alliance Française de Washington in partnership with the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Embassy of Serbia is proud to present “Millennium in Belgrade” by Vladimir Pistalo as part of DC Francophonie Festival. The novel was shortlisted for the prestigious French literary award for translated fiction "Prix Femina" (2018). Presentation will be held in English, some excerpts from the book will be recited in French. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Sojourner Truth 10th Anniversary Reception Honoring the Women of the CBC, 6-8pm at 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Avenue SW). Join the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project. CBCF will host this event in observance of National Women's History Month to pay homage to the women of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 116th Congress. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Making Black Lives Matter From Ferguson to Flint, 4:30-6:30pm at Howard University School of Law (2900 Van Ness Street Northwest). Making Black Lives Matter From Flint to Ferguson: Community Advocacy In The Time of Trump. Featuring Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, J.D., M.Div., Author of The Keys are Being Passed: Race, Law, Religion and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Beyond the Beltway: The growing role of State Attorneys General, 4-6pm at Crowdskout (1101 K Street Northwest, #Suite 810). Legislative and regulatory policy in the states continues to be at the forefront of innovation in the government affairs industry. From Governors and their staff to state legislators and regulators, maintaining strong relationships at the state level is a critical component of successful advocacy programs. $5

MAR

26

Tue

China and U.S. National Security: Gathering Storm?, 6:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave NE). Bill Gertz is senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he worked for 27 years at the Washington Times as a national security reporter, editor, and columnist. He studied English literature at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, and journalism at George Washington University. Mr. Gertz is the author of numerous books, including The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America and, most recently, iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Do Not Pass Go: Documentary Screening and Discussion, 5-7pm (660 North Capitol Street NW). Join Next Century Cities, the Coalition for Local Internet Choice, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, the National League of Cities, and the National Association of Regional Councils for a screening and discussion of the short documentary Do Not Pass Go. Wine and appetizers will be served at the reception following the discussion. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Soft Power Superpowers and Powers of Attraction, 6-8:30pm at The Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center (Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L Street NW Washington). To mark the US launch of Soft Power Superpowers and Powers of Attraction, join the British Council and partners on March 26 in Washington, DC for a panel discussion, question and answer session, and networking reception with food and wine. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Women in Leadership - A Panel Discussion on Careers in US-China Relations, 6:30-8pm at Confucius Institute (1776 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, #400). Join us as speakers provide insight into building and maintaining careers in global education, provide advice on viable paths to leadership, and reflect on the importance of global education and US-China cultural exchanges. This professional development opportunity is an exciting chance to hear from distinguished leaders in the field as they consider the evolution of women in leadership and share how their personal and professional backgrounds have influenced their path to becoming leaders and change agents. FREE

MAR

26

Tue

Reception to Honor the Future of Japanese-American Cooperation, 5:30-8pm (HVC-201AB, Capitol Visitor Center). The American Legion and the Embassy of Japan invite you to attend a reception to honor the future of Japanese-American Cooperation. This is a widely attended event and will feature Japanese whisky and cuisine. FREE, RSVP required to [email protected] or 703-348-6988

Sunday, March 24, 2019

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24

Sun

Spring Wedding Showcase, 12-4pm at Embassy Suites by Hilton Springfield (8100 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA 22150). Join us at Embassy Suites Springfield for a day of fun and planning. Get one on one time with a variety of vendors that are here to help with anything you may need for the big day! Event Managers will be on site to give venue tours and provide information for your ceremony, reception, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, room blocks, and more. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will also be provided! FREE

MAR

24

Sun

The Tale of Genji: A Musical Narrative, 2-4pm at Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art (Independence Avenue at 12th St, SW). Follow Japan’s famous Tale of Genji in this original interpretation for traditional Japanese instruments, violin, and keyboard, led by popular violinist and composer Ikuko Kawai. Surtitles will allow the audience to follow the narration in English. The original Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by a woman in the Japanese royal court and recounts the life of Hikaru Genji, the Shining Prince. The author also created hundreds of other characters for this work, often called the world’s first novel. Japanese artworks—including screens, paintings, and illustrated books—depicting scenes from the story are currently on view in the Freer. $6

Saturday, March 23, 2019

MAR

23

Sat

The Black Love Experience, 7pm at THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (1901 Mississippi Avenue Southeast). Originating from the masterminds behind Nubian Hueman, The Black Love Experience is a multi-sensory experience of artistry and inventiveness geared towards creatives, revolutionaries, kindred souls, and fearless visionaries celebrating ourselves under the canopy of all things Black. This event connects Black excellence and love through expressions of music, art, wellness, and creative commerce, but most of all it's good vibes and togetherness. A portion of our proceeds go towards organizations and schools in the Southeast Washington, DC community. $45+

MAR

23

Sat

Seeds & Sprouts Day, 10am-2pm at Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th Street Northwest). Kick off the spring season with Washington Parks & People at Seeds & Sprouts Day ---- our annual open house event at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. At this event, you can learn more about how you can become a volunteer who makes a positive difference in parks and green spaces across DC. FREE

MAR

23

Sat

Union Stage presents at The Miracle Theatre: Las Culturistas, 8:30pm at The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St SE). LAS CULTURISTAS is a weekly podcast (and live show, “I DON’T THINK SO, HONEY”) hosted by Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang. It has been called “addictively bitchy” by Time Out New York and “an unstoppable force of charisma” by The A.V. Club. Las Culturistas was named one of Esquire’s “Top 10 Podcasts of 2017” and Time Out New York’s #1 Comedy Podcast. Their live format, “I DON’T THINK SO, HONEY” – featuring 30 comedians doing one-minute rants on any pop culture pest of their choosing – has been featured at the New York Comedy Festival and the Brooklyn Podcast Festival. In the words of Guy Branum (Pop Rocket): “Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers are fucking culture warriors and we don’t deserve them.” $20

MAR

23

Sat

Josh Frank - Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, 6-7pm at Politics and Prose at Union Market (1270 5th Street NE). This event is part of P&P's Film Series at Union Market, along with David Thomson with Sleeping with Strangers, Mallory O'Meara with The Lady from the Black Lagoon, and Victoria Riskin with Fay Wray and Robert Riskin. FREE

Friday, March 22, 2019

MAR

22

Fri

Improv Pop-Up Presents: It's Called Comedy. Look It Up., at Colony Club (3118 Georgia AVE NW). Improv Pop-Up is featuring three all-star teams this month for one incredible show: Reina, Bombay Vindaloo, and Cruz Control. You don't get lineups like this every day of the week -- and certainly not for $10. Get your tix TODAY! $10

MAR

22

Fri

Wine To Water DC's World Water Day, 6-8pm at The Yard - Eastern Market Coworking Office Space (700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast). What is Wine To Water? Wine To Water is thousands of people around the globe that are committed to living, loving, serving and giving #OnPurpose. More than 700,000 people now have clean water through the Wine To Water community, but we wake up every day knowing that far as we've come, there is much more to do. Luckily, we won't be going on this journey alone. The movement has become a community. Food provided by Twenty Tables and drinks provided by Grape Intentions. FREE

MAR

22

Fri

Meet and Greet with Jacqueline Ravelomanana (Malagasy painter), 3-4pm at Embassy of Madagascar (2374 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Madagascar? Come and know the island with Jacqueline Ravelomanana's paintings! FREE

MAR

22

Fri

The Israel Lobby and American Policy 2019 Conference, 8am-5pm at The National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW). Just before the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference and mass congressional lobbying day in Washington, DC, the “2019 Israel Lobby and American Policy” conference will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the National Press Club in the nation’s capital. $99

MAR

22

Fri

Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Raj Wadhwani and Ana Escrogima, 2-3:30pm at McGhee Library (ICC Building, Room 301, 3700 O St. NW). Join us to listen to Raj Wadhwani, Deputy Director in the Office of Arabian Penninsula Affairs, and Ana Escrogima, Office Director for Regional and Multilateral Affairs, in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State, share their insights on diversity and inclusion at the State Department and advice for diverse candidates considering a career in foreign policy. FREE

MAR

22

Fri

Environmental Film Festival: THE MOST UNKNOWN, 7-9pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). This epic documentary film sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know? $10

MAR

22

Fri

Dinner and a Movie: Warrior Women, 7-9pm at American Indian Museum (Rasmuson Theater). Through their story, Warrior Women explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood, and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation. The film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness. The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe will offer dinner à la carte until 6:45 p.m.; the film screening begins at 7 p.m. FREE

MAR

22

Fri

PINK TIE PARTY PRESENTED BY ANA, 7-11pm at Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Ave.). Celebrate the blossoms in style and experience an evening filled with delicious bites and cocktails from local restaurants, an open bar, unique entertainment, music and dancing, over-the-top decor, and the friendly competition of the silent auction also brought to you by Chase Bank. $225

Thursday, March 21, 2019

MAR

21

Thu

Life Sciences Congressional Staff Reception, 6-9pm at Capitol Lounge (229 Pennsylvania Ave SE). Please join the life sciences community of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for an evening of cocktails and conversation between policymakers and leaders in the tri-state life sciences ecosystem. This event will offer a unique opportunity for legislative staff, industry executives and the patient community to gather and celebrate the significant contributions of the life sciences industry in our region. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

Roll Call's Spring Grad Fair, 5:30-7:30pm at 2168 Rayburn House Office BuildingLooking to climb the political career ladder? Did you know that nearly 50% of Capitol Hill chiefs of staff and 40% of legislative directors and senior legislative assistants have advanced degrees? Join Roll Call's Grad Fair on March 21, 2019, to learn more about the benefits of a graduate degree on or off Capitol Hill! FREE

MAR

21

Thu

Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes, 6-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). This site-specific multimedia project is the result of a year of artistic investigation on issues of home and homelessness and the artist’s infatuation with PINK. By applying the pigment to women and children (characters typically associated with home), memories of her native Colombia, 14 years of residency in Washington, DC and AMA’s permanent collection, she has created a pleasing environment to contrast the experiences of those living in exile, displacement, dislocation, relocation, and eviction. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

Cybersecurity Career Convos: Cyber Competitions, 6-8pm (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209). Marcelle Lee is a threat researcher with WhiteOps, an adjunct professor in digital forensics and network security, and she also provides security consulting and training services through her company, Fractal Security Group, LLC. She specializes in network traffic analysis, malware analysis, phishing, and threat hunting. She is involved with many industry organizations, working groups, and boards, including the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, the NIST Cyber Competitions Working Group, and the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Advisory Board. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

Austrian Embassy Viennese Waltz Lessons & Practice Dance, 7-9:30pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Whether you plan to attend our Viennese Ball at Austrian Embassy or would simply like to learn how to dance the Viennese Waltz, as it is danced in Vienna, don't miss this rare opportunity to learn how to dance one of the most elegant and romantic dances of all time. The lessons will be taught on a wooden dance floor at the Austrian Embassy, one of the most magnificent embassies in Washington DC. $25

MAR

21

Thu

Tintoretto at 500: from Venice to Washington, 3-7pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). The symposium “Tintoretto at 500: From Venice to Washington” will cover key topics of Tintoretto’s world and will include presentations by Frederick Ilchman and Robert Echols, guest co-curators at the National Gallery of Art, and by the Directors and representatives of the main Italian lenders and collaborating institutions to the exhibit. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

MSF On the Road: A Voice From the Field in Washington, DC, 6:30-8:30pm at The George Washington University, Jack Morton Theater (805 21st Street NW). Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) Medical Coordinator, Donna Canali, will discuss her experiences in the field. On the Road: A Voice from the Field is an in-person opportunity to learn more about Doctors Without Borders programs across the globe. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

Polarization and Political Discourse in the U.S., 4-5pm at Library Of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (Room LJ-119, 10 First Street Southeast). David C. Barker, Professor of Government at American University as well as the author of One Nation, Two Realities with Morgan Marietta (forthcoming 2019), and Lilliana Mason, Professor of Government at the University of Maryland and author of Uncivil Agreement (2018), are nationally recognized experts on the roots and manifestations of political polarization. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

Reestablishing Social Trust: Alienated America and its Restoration, 6:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave NE). Timothy P. Carney is the commentary editor at the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money, Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses, and, most recently, Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

Leaving Afghanistan: The Ideal Withdrawal, 6-8:30pm at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel (1430 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest). With the War in Afghanistan approaching its eighteenth year, there are finally signs that America’s longest war is drawing to a close. The costs of this conflict have been significant: more than 2,000 U.S. soldiers have been killed and over 20,000 wounded. While Afghanistan remains mired in corruption, poverty, and instability, the war continues to cost the U.S. taxpayer more than $45 billion a year. It should come as little surprise that recently polling has demonstrated that 57% of Americans, including 69% of military veterans, would support a decision by the president to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 6:30-9pm at Keck Center (500 Fifth St NW, Keck 100). D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In March, the discussion focuses on the theme of Representing the Invisible: Exploring Inclusivity in the Arts and Sciences. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

#PLEN40 Leadership Connection Series: Equal Pay for Equal Work, 4:30-7:30pm at American Federation of Teachers (555 New Jersey Ave NW). In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, PLEN is highlighting the impact we’ve made as we continue to break down barriers for future women policy leaders. The 40th Anniversary Leadership Connection series will bring our current and future leaders together in one room to discuss our country’s most pressing policy issues. Through these discussions, we’ll look back at the progress that we have made and look forward to the work that still needs to be done. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

Immigration/Assimilation: Art on the ART Bus Exhibit by Gail Rebhan, 5:30-7:30pm (2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201). In a rare opportunity, these artworks will be installed inside the Bozman Government building lobby. A free opening reception and artists’ talk will occur on Thursday (5:30 -7:30pm), March 21st , in the lobby of the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, hosted by JBG SMITH While en route as the #41 bus, the Art on the ART bus will make a slightly prolonged stop just outside at 6:39pm. RSVP is not required, but strongly perferred. FREE

MAR

21

Thu

DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 6:30pm at Keck Center (500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100). D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In March, the discussion will explore the theme of Representing the Invisible: Exploring Inclusivity in the Arts and Sciences. FREE

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MAR

20

Wed

CRISP Social Work Day on the Hill Congressional Reception, 4-6pm at Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 2043). Join the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) for our 5th Annual Social Work Day on the Hill Congressional Reception when we salute the many contributions social workers have made and continue to make to the wellbeing of our nation through our work in Congress and the federal government. Meet and greet social workers from all walks of life--elected officials, policymakers, educators, and practitioners. FREE

MAR

20

Wed

Intro to Data Science: Build a Predictive Model, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). If you're curious about Data Science, then Python is the language to learn. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of Python by building a predictive model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it. We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, as well as introduce core Data Science concepts and processes. FREE

MAR

20

Wed

Croatian Wine Tasting, 6:30-9:30pm at Embassy of Croatia (2343 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). HURA will host a special wine tasting fundraiser on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. Our very own Darijo Lehrmajer will give a short presentation on Croatian wines. The event will take place at the Croatian Embassy, located at 2343 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. $35

MAR

20

Wed

Film Screening & Salongespräch / Talk | The Green Lie, 7-9pm at Austrian Cultural Forum/Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court NW). The ACF Washington is excited to partner with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and present the Austrian documentary The Green Lie by filmmaker Werner Boote at this year’s festival, which will take place from March 14 to 24, 2019. The ACF Washington will present the film, followed by a panel discussion, on March 20, 2019. FREE

MAR

20

Wed

The Xchange - Talks With Ambassadors & CEOs- Navigating Investment Opportunities, 6-9pm at Embassy of Nigeria? (3519 International Court Northwest ?). The Xchange is our new Diaspora panel talk series designed to share insight and create dialogue on a wide range of issues and topics on business, social, culture, sports and entertainment and politics that affect Diaspora communities. The idea is to mobilize the enormous human and social capital in the Diaspora for big ideas and initiatives and foster cross-cultural partnerships & collaborations across various industries. We will bring together the voices of influence in Diaspora and highlight thought leaders and trailblazers in various industries. $10 in-person before 8pm

MAR

20

Wed

Book Talk: Putin's World by Angela Stent, 5-7pm at Mortara Center for International Studies (36th Street Northwest). Dr. Stent's book talk will be followed by a reception. Books will be available for purchase at the event. FREE

MAR

20

Wed

Marc Beckmann: Anniversaries - Opening Evening, 6-8pm at Goethe-Institut Washington (1990 K St. NW, Ste. 03 (Entrance on 20th. St. lower level)). On March 20 at 6:30pm, an artist talk and opening reception will be held in celebration of Die Jahrestage (Anniversaries), a new exhibition at the Goethe-Institut Washington. Anniversaries features the work of photographer Marc Beckmann, who will be present on the opening evening. Lena Jöhnk of the Goethe-Institut Washington and Axel Jansen of the German Historical Institute will speak with Beckmann about his body of work and the exhibition. The exhibition will also be the first engagement in Gestaltung der Vergangenheit (Shape of the Past), an ongoing programming series that explores memory culture and relationships with the past through various forms of artistic expression. FREE

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

MAR

19

Tue

DC Opens Doors Homeowners Workshop, 6:30-8pm at RLAH Real Estate (1180 H St NE, 2nd Floor). Join us for this free homeowner workshop! Topics include the DC Open Doors down payment assistance program, home buying 101, local market updates, Mortgage Credit Certificate (tax savings instrument), Q&A and more. All invited. RSVP required. FREE

MAR

19

Tue

Uruguayan Art Exhibition "La Vida de las Formas" by Jose Pedro Costigliolo, 6-8pm at Embassy of Uruguay (1913 I Street Northwest). José Pedro Costigliolo studied at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Montevideo (1921-1925) and painted in a synthetic style until 1927, when he began a career as a graphic designer and pursued it with great success for about a decade on both sides of the Rio de La Plata. He returned to painting in 1946 inspired by his discovery of derivatives of Cubism such as the Purism of Amédée Ozenfant and Le Corbusier and the Cubo-Futurist synthesis of Emilio Pettoruti. FREE

MAR

19

Tue

Environmental Film Festival: THE GREEN LIE, 7-9pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainable produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone. Is it all a popular and dangerous lie? Are the industry’s "green products” nothing more than a sales strategy? In his new documentary film, Werner Boote talks to environmental expert Kathrin Hartmann about how we can protect ourselves. Boote and Hartmann banter, agree to disagree, and, ultimately, bring freshness to the debate. FREE

MAR

19

Tue

Allyship Workshop with Dr. Sherry Marts, 6-8:30pm at Social Room, Healey Family Student CenterCome learn the three-step formula for effectively responding in these situations rather than simply reacting. We’ll look at ways to be an effective ally, and to stop harassment and bullying without making the situation worse. Reception to follow. FREE

Monday, March 18, 2019

MAR

18

Mon

An Evening with Former Governor Terry McAuliffe, 7-9:30pm at George Mason University (Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201). The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Haynes Lecture, a periodic lecture series honoring Kingsley Haynes, the founding dean of the School of Public Policy - part of what is now the Schar School. Please join us at the Founders Hall Auditorium on the Arlington Campus of George Mason University, Monday, March 18, at 7:00 pm for An Evening with Former Governor Terry McAuliffe. The event will be hosted by Schar School Dean Mark J Rozell. FREE

MAR

18

Mon

Environmental Film Festival: This Mountain Life | 6:30 PM Screening, 6:30-9pm at Embassy of Canada (501 Pennsylvania Ave NW). The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few people ever venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. FREE

Saturday, March 16, 2019

MAR

16

Sat

CONCERT: Paris Chansons, 3-5pm or 7-9pm at La Maison Francaise at the French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd, NW). Known for their original renditions of French favorites from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo to Zaz, Paris Chansons brings us an exhilarating performance punctuated with gypsy jazz standards as well as classics from around the world. Superb musicianship anchors the ensemble, effortlessly moving from jazzy improvisation to slow-burning balladry to blistering gypsy fervor. $35

MAR

16

Sat

Environmental Film Festival: WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS, 7-9pm at National Geographic (1145 17th Street Northwest). In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline. $12

MAR

16

Sat

Fundraiser Dinner for HI USA and José Andrés' World Central Kitchen, 5-7pm at Hostelling International DC (1009 11th Street Northwest). Join us for a Puerto Rican Dinner Reception on Saturday, March 16 from 5-7 pm at Hostelling International DC to benefit Hostelling International USA's Explore the World Scholarship program and World Central Kitchen, a non-profit founded by chef José Andrés to combat poverty and hunger. Co-hosted by Jessica van Dop DeJesus of The Dining Traveler and Hostelling International DC, the fundraiser features a raffle, Puerto Rican food buffet, and live bomba performance by Proyecto Piquete. $50

Thursday, March 14, 2019

MAR

14

Thu

Save the Dress Jazz Cocktail Reception, 5-8pm at Family Matters of Greater Washington (425 I street NW #700). Please come by to drop off your donatins of dresses and suits, tour our "Pop-Up Boutique" - all while enjoying refreshments and the smooth sounds of live jazz. The reception is a thank you to show our gratitude for your support for this special program which provides DC-area teens access to beautiful evening attire and services - everything it takes to ensure that their prom night is a night to remember. $50

MAR

14

Thu

Tudor Nights: Raise a Glass to Prohibition!, 6:30-8:30pm at Tudor Place (1644 31st Street NW). Join us for a unique look at Prohibition through the eyes of the Peter family at Tudor Place. This special salute to the Prohibition era features an exclusive look at objects and ephemeral from 1920-1933 in the Tudor Place archive and collection. The special exhibition is followed by cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres at the Victorian-style Dower House. $15

MAR

14

Thu

Château La Motte du Barry at the Embassy of France, 6:30-10pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Joel and Sandrine Duffau, Owner and wine maker at Château La Mothe du Barry will present their 7 different wines paired with Executive Chef Mark Courseille 6 Courses Menu! $95

MAR

14

Thu

Theatre Reading: Adam The Creator, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW). The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a reading of Adam The Creatorby Karel and Josef Čapek, adapted and presented by theatre artists Pete Danelski and Megan Diehl, on March 14, 2019, at 6 pm. First written in Czech in 1928, and translated into English only once in 1931, Adam The Creator has spent a century virtually forgotten in the United States. Embracing the Čapek brothers’ signature social commentary and dark humor, the adaptation renews this often forgotten parable with a uniquely contemporary American voice. The reading will be in English. FREE

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

MAR

13

Wed

Special Poster Session - Pharmacogenomics , 2:30-4:30pm at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Marriott Ballroom Foyer (2660 Woodley Road Northwest). The Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) is hosting a poster session and reception at the 2019 ASCPT Annual Meeting. This event is intended for attendees of the 2019 ASCPT Annual Meeting. FREE

MAR

13

Wed

CSO & ASBPA Coastal Celebration Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at 902 Hart Senate Office BuildingThis widely attended event is an opportunity to bring together leaders working at all levels in coastal communities, including businesses and industry, conservation groups and environmental non-profits, state coastal managers, coastal scientists and engineers, and others to discuss important coastal issues. This reception style event will also include brief introductory remarks from leadership of CSO and ASBPA, as well as congressional coastal champions. This event provides an opportunity for attendees to informally discuss coastal policy issues and share stories and lessons learned about coastal restoration and management. FREE

MAR

13

Wed

Intro to Python: Fundamentals, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). Curious what Python is all about? Are you data-driven and interested in finding out how Python can take you to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, functions, and go over basic data science concepts. FREE

MAR

13

Wed

2019 DC Love Out Loud, 7-9pm at Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th St NW). Celebrate the spirit of love with local middle school poets as they perform their original works of poetry, including special guest Naomi Wadler, sixth-grade March for Our Lives activist! FREE

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

MAR

12

Tue

David P. Calleo Seminar Series: The U.S.-U.K. Relationship, Beyond Brexit, 6-7pm at SAIS (conference room 806, 1619 Mass Ave NW). Ambassador Alexandra Hall Hall, Brexit Counsellor, British Embassy. Hosted by Professor Alice Pannier. The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to the Spring 2019 David P. Calleo Seminar Series at the SAIS Washington campus. The series is named in honor of Emeritus Professor David P. Calleo, who continues to inspire EES scholars through his contributions and legacy in teaching, research and scholarship. FREE

MAR

12

Tue

#LegalHack the Freedom of Information Act #SunshineWeek2019, 6:30-8:30pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, 2nd floor). DC Legal Hackers is the DC Chapter of a growing movement of more than 120 legal hacking, technology, or innovation groups around the world: legalhackers.org A legal hacker is someone who cares about the intersection of law and technology and seeks to improve legal practice through technology while simultaneously using legal skills to promote technological innovation and exploration. FREE

MAR

12

Tue

Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). Looking for a fun way to learn to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript, the most popular programming language. With each new JavaScript concept you learn, you will add new features to the game, including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. FREE

MAR

12

Tue

SCREENING: Félicité by Alain Gomis, 7-9pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Living her life in the chaotically vibrant Congolese capital of Kinshasa with a proud defiance, Félicité doesn't need marriage, a man, or even love to get by. But when her son is injured in a traffic accident, she must find a way to pay for his operation, and embarks on a double journey: through the punishing outer world of the city and the inner world of the soul. Félicité is tough, tender, lyrical, mysterious, funny, and terrifying, both responsive to the moment and fixed on its heroine’s spiritual progress. FREE

MAR

12

Tue

Embajada de la República Dóminicana en Washington DC Invita: Día, 12:30-2pm at Embassy of the Dominican Republic (1715 22nd Street Northwest). La Embajada de la República Dóminicana tiene el honor de invitarles a la celebración del Dia Internacional de la Mujer FREE

MAR

12

Tue

READING | Yours, Lise – Exile Letters By Lise Meitner, Physicist, 7-9pm at Austrian Embassy/Austrian Cultural Forum (3524 International Court NW). „Lise Meitner. Born Nov. 7th 1878 in Vienna, arrived in Groningen, Holland on July 13th 1938 after my escape. After weeks of fear and trembling I now fall into the emptiness that is the arrival into a brand new life. The future holds nothing; only the past does. My dear friends helped me into freedom well-knowing it will make me unfree. From now on I am deprived of my beloved habits and amenities, yet: there was no choice… I cannot look back yet am unable to look ahead“ – Lise Meitner, undated note FREE

MAR

12

Tue

Oil policy in Saudi Arabia and Status of Domestic Reforms, 5-7pm at Bernstein-Offit Building (1717 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Room 500). Speakers: Jean-François Seznec, SAIS Adjunct Professor and Fareed Mohamedi, Managing Director of SIA-Energy International, formerly PFC Energy and Saudi Aramco. OPEC led by Saudi Arabia, and its allies including Russia, agreed in December to reduce oil production by 1.2 mbd in an effort to stabilize oil prices. But surging US shale oil output could effectively eat up OPEC's cuts by later this year as the US has become the world's largest crude oil producer. FREE

MAR

12

Tue

After the Flight 93 Election, 6:30-8:30pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave NE). Michael Anton - Lecturer and Research Fellow, Hillsdale College Kirby Center. Author, After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose. FREE

Monday, March 11, 2019

MAR

11

Mon

La Paloma At The Wall - Directors' Salon, 7-9pm at Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th Street Northwest). La Paloma At The Wall is a bold reimagining of “La Verbena de la Paloma“, the most famous and beloved Spanish zarzuela, set at Friendship Park, on the Tijuana side of the border between Mexico and the United States. This vibrant and triumphant piece affirms with music and poetry the power of the human spirit to transcend boundaries, featuring Mexican folk dance, and with Tomás Bretón’s melodies brought to life by an ensemble inspired by traditional Mexican son jarocho music. FREE

MAR

11

Mon

China: Kidnapped by the Communist Party, 4-5pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th Street Northwest). About the Lecture: The Chinese Communist Party has ruled China for decades, bringing untold disaster upon the Chinese people. Why is it so tenacious, and why do democratic nations continue to engage with it? With decades of experience facing off against communist authorities, human rights activist Chen Guangcheng illuminates the structure of the party-state system in China and its disastrous impact on both Chinese citizens domestically and democratic nations abroad. FREE

MAR

11

Mon

Preliminary Advocacy Empowerment Training, 6-8pm at Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) (6856 Eastern Ave NW, Suite 376). On Friday, March 15, 2019—chosen in honor of the 36th Annual World Consumer Rights Day—the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) and the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) are partnering to host a free training about becoming involved in efforts to protect human rights in professional and social settings FREE

MAR

11

Mon

The Hill Has Eyes: Congressional Oversight of Intelligence, 6:30-9pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Amphitheater (Concourse Level), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). For decades, Congress's role in overseeing the US Intelligence Community (IC) has been debated widely. While a critical component for ensuring accountability of the IC, the oversight structures implemented following the 1975 Church and Pike Committees have created an often contentious relationship between Congress and US intelligence agencies. The 9/11 Commission labeled congressional intelligence oversight as “dysfunctional,” yet many of the issues present prior to 9/11 remain the same today. Solving these problems is no simple task, as the Intelligence Committees face the challenge of providing oversight in classified form while public demands for transparency are ever increasing. FREE

Sunday, March 10, 2019

MAR

10

Sun

NAFCU Washington DC Reception, 5-7pm at Baby Wale (1124 9th Street Northwest). NAFCU & NAFCU Services invite you to share appetizers and cocktails with us while you are in our hometown of Washington DC in a few weeks. FREE

Friday, March 8, 2019

MAR

8

Fri

Blockchains in Commerce, 8-10pm at The John Wesley Powell Auditorium (Corner of Massachusetts Ave NW and Florida Ave NW). Join us March 8th at 8 PM as we welcome Ramesh Gopinath, a computer scientist from IBM. Ramesh will discuss blockchains in commerce. FREE

MAR

8

Fri

Improv Pop-Up Presents: Melanin - A Comedy Show, 8-9:30pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Avenue Northwest). Improv Pop-Up is at it again -- bringing you some of the best improvisers in DC in this all People of Color cast! If you've never seen improv comedy before, imagine SNL but made up on the spot and funnier! $10

MAR

8

Fri

International Women's Day 2019 Pop Up Block Party- Georgetown, 6:30-9:30pm at Thos. Moser Washington, DC Showroom (1028 33rd Street Northwest). March 8 marks International Women’s Day and we want you to join us in Georgetown, DC for four hours of bold art, charming music, fierce fashion, and delicious cocktails at the L2 lounge, Thos. Moser Showroom and Aurate NYC, DC Showroom as we celebrate all the brilliant female Artists and Entrepreneurs changing the world! We’re here to celebrate women, all women! FREE

MAR

8

Fri

Spring Reception At The Embassy of France , 6-9pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). We kindly invite you to our special event dedicated to the International Women's Day. We will be hosting an Opening Reception of an exhibit of about 50 beautiful vintage posters from museums and art galleries from Brieuc Le Bigre, a French collector. $45

MAR

8

Fri

The Embassy Journey Initiative: An Evening of Art, Culture, and Music, 8-11pm at The Embassy of Cote D'Ivoire (2424 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). DC Goal Coach is hosting an evening of art, culture, and music at the Embassy of Cote D'Ivoire. This is the first fundraiser for DC Goal Coach’s mission trips to the continent of Africa. Join us for this red carpet semi-formal cocktail reception. $50

MAR

8

Fri

Animezing!: Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms, 6:30-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. FREE

MAR

8

Fri

Women in the Arts Pop up- International Women's Day in Georgetown, 6:30-10pm at AUrate New York (3263 M Street Northwest). March 8 marks International Women’s Day and we want you to join us in Georgetown, DC for four hours of bold art, charming music, and shopping, all the brilliant female Artists and Entrepreneurs changing the world! We’re here to celebrate women, all women! FREE

MAR

8

Fri

Open House for Prospective Students at The Institute of World Politics, 5:30-7:30pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th Street Northwest). Join us for a cocktail reception to learn about our unique graduate programs in the areas of National Security, Intelligence, and International Affairs. A panel discussion and information Q&A about The Institute of World Politics (IWP) will follow. All those interested in IWP's application and admission process are welcome to attend. FREE

MAR

8

Fri

A Fine Line... Food, Film & Female Heroes in D.C., 6:30-9:30pm at Ana G. Mendez University (514 V. ST NE). Fine Food and Film Created by Women, in honor of International Women's Day in partnership with the Ana G. Mendez University. Experience the award winning film, A Fine Line, while honoring D.C.'s Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. $45

MAR

8

Fri

The 1919 March First Movement and the Birth of Modern Korea, 9:45am-3pm at Rome Auditorium, SAIS Rome Building (1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW). The March 1st Movement of 1919 was a watershed moment in modern Korean history that was shaped by global developments in the wake of World War I as well as by the Korean people's aspiration for a free and independent nation. Johns Hopkins SAIS Korea Studies and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management are pleased to host a day-long conference examining the confluence of the global and the local in the momentous events that transpired not only in Korea, but across the colonial world in 1919. FREE

Thursday, March 7, 2019

MAR

7

Thu

Lapop + Gregorys Coffee Presents: International Women’s Day panel ‘Dainty Doesn’t Do It’ , 6-8pm at Lapop (1847 Columbia Road NW). To commemorate International Women’s Day, cocktail bar and cultural salon Lapop and Gregorys Coffee will host a free panel on March 7, headlined by some of the region’s most influential women in the culinary industry. Salt + Sundry and Little Leaf owner Amanda McClements will moderate a passionate discussion covering the quality of D.C.’s talent pool, achieving gender parity, combating harassment, entrepreneurship and other relevant issues impacting women in the food, beverage, hospitality and lifestyle workforce. The evening will feature complimentary coffee, cocktails, juices, beer and delicious bites, as well as a happy hour mixer with the panelists following the program and music by DJ Tezrah. FREE

MAR

7

Thu

Hacking 101: Social Engineering, 6-8pm (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209). This 101 teaches attendees common social engineering techniques and how one can effectively deal with them. Social Engineering refers to the psychological manipulation of people for the purpose of getting them to give up confidential information. Individuals are targeted, and tricked into giving criminals their passwords, bank information, or access to their computers. Social engineering is commonly used because of the ease of exploiting human error compared to the difficulty of attempting to bypass software defenses, which requires big technical skills. FREE

MAR

7

Thu

A Conversation with Amb. Alberto Fernandez of Middle East Broadcasting Networks, 6-8pm at Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Ave NW, lower level meeting room). The Broadcasting Board of Governors is one of America's key public diplomacy tools, with 6 networks broadcasting in 100 countries and 61 languages to an audience of over 226 million people. Some of these networks are well-known, like Voice of America or Radio Free Europe. Our broadcaster in parts of the Middle East is Al Hurra TV and Radio Sawa, which broadcast out of the studios of Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Virginia. FREE

MAR

7

Thu

Upwardly Global DC Leadership Council Reception, 6-9pm at Tortilla Coast (400 First Street Southeast). Join Upwardly Global's Leadership Council and CEO -- Learn more about Upwardly Global's work with global job seekers and what it means to serve communities on the move in the US. We envision a United States where skilled immigrants are seamlessly integrated into the professional workforce and the fabric of American life, and are recognized for the value they add to both. FREE

MAR

7

Thu

U.S. Army Women's Foundation 11th Annual Hall of Fame Induction, 5-7pm at Russell Senate Office Building (2 Constitution Ave NE). As the nation gears up to celebrate Women’s History month in March, join Congressman Chris Stewart & the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation as we induct the 2019 class of Army Women in to the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame and award this year’s Legacy Scholarship recipients. FREE

MAR

7

Thu

Egyptian Security and Global Terrorism: Ambassador Yasser Reda, 12:30-1:30pm at SAIS Rome Building 812 (1619 Massachusetts Ave NW). The Ambassador of Egypt of the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C. will join us for a conversation relating to his perspective of the Egyptian security and responding to the threat of terrorism. Lunch will be provided. FREE

MAR

7

Thu

Slow Journalism and Storytelling: A Swiss Perspective, 6-8pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Court Northwest). In celebration of the Francophonie Festival, IA&A at Hillyer and the Embassy of Switzerland present a talk and photo exhibition featuring two innovators in storytelling who have launched a new venture in a surprising medium: the print magazine. Ms. Delphine Riand and Mr. Maxime Fayet, the co-founders of the independent journal Immersions, will reflect on telling worthwhile stories through reporting, photography, and art. FREE

MAR

7

Thu

International Women's Day 2019, 4-9pm at Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E Street Northwest). Join us to celebrate International Women's Day with our expert panel of speakers. Reception following. FREE

MAR

7

Thu

Elaine Weiss on "The Woman's Hour", 6-8pm at LJ - 119, Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First St SE). Please join the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress to mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss will discuss her new book, The Woman’s Hour. This work, soon to be a major television event, documents the final weeks of one of the greatest political battles in American history and the culmination of the longest social movement in the United States. FREE

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

MAR

6

Wed

How to make your Company AI Ready?, 6-7:30pm at WeWork (1775 Tysons Blvd · Tysons, VA). While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with human-like characteristics, AI can encompass anything from Google’s search algorithms to IBM’s Watson to self-Driving Car. The primary goals of AI include deduction and reasoning, knowledge representation, planning, natural language processing (NLP), learning, perception, and the ability to manipulate and move objects. Long-term goals of AI research include achieving Creativity, Social Intelligence, and General (Human Level) Intelligence. FREE

MAR

6

Wed

Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). The beauty behind the data...visualizations. In a data science career, you need more than the ability to process a large amount of data, you need to be able to communicate your findings to the right audience. You need the beauty behind the data...you need visualizations! FREE

MAR

6

Wed

Everyday DC Photography Exhibition: Opening Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street Northwest). Please join us for the opening reception of the 3rd annual "Everyday DC" photography exhibition. “Everyday DC” presents a visual narrative of everyday life in Washington, DC through the eyes of more than 100 public middle school students from all four quadrants of the city. The exhibition is the culmination of a unit designed by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with DC Public Schools (DCPS) and facilitated by over a dozen DCPS visual arts teachers. FREE

MAR

6

Wed

TERTULIA CON FERNANDO ORIS DE ROA, 5:30-7pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). El embajador argentino Fernando Oris de Roa nos hablará de su nuevo rol como embajador y como vivió y vive su transición del sector privado al público. FREE

MAR

6

Wed

Women In Politics: Challenges and Opportunities, 10-11:30am at Longworth HOB (15 Independence Ave SE). Women make up 24% of seats of the 116th Congress, cementing the legislature as the most gender-inclusive in US history. As these representatives begin their work on Capitol Hill, Women In International Security (WIIS) and the Embassy of Liechtenstein invite you to join us for an ongoing discussion on female political participation and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda. We will hear from newly elected women representatives and a panel of experts about the challenges and opportunities facing women in politics. We will also discuss the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Act passed by the 115th Congress. FREE

MAR

6

Wed

Cold Case: A Conversation with Jerry Mitchell, 6:30-9pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, McKinley Building, Doyle-Forman Theater). Celebrated investigative journalist and MacArthur "genius" grant winner Jerry Mitchell talks with American University School of Communications Assistant Professor Sherri Williams about Mitchell's tenacious work for Mississippi's The Clarion-Ledger that have exposed injustices and corruption, prompting investigations, criminal convictions, reforms of state agencies, and the firings of boards and officials. FREE

MAR

6

Wed

India's Energy and Climate Policy, 5-7pm at Rome Building (1619 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Rome Auditorium). Speakers: Johannes Urpelainen, Director, Energy, Resources, and Environment Program and Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) and Charles K. Ebinger, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council; former director, Energy Security Program, Brookings and former SAIS Adjunct FREE

MAR

6

Wed

More Than a Vote: Inspiring Youth Civic Engagement, 6-8pm at Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street Northwest). The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management and Axios, in collaboration with the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, present More Than a Vote: Inspiring Youth Civic Engagement. The panel conversation features recently-elected members of Congress who will share their own experiences as rising political leaders and discuss strategies and methods to motivate young people to get involved in politics and in their communities beyond Election Day. FREE

MAR

6

Wed

Innovative Lives: James West and Ellington West, 6-8:30pm at Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Avenue NW). Come hear from Dr. James West, inventor of the electret microphone used in over 90 percent of today’s electronics, and Ellington West, entrepreneur and CEO of Sonavi Labs. Bring questions to ask, or just enjoy learning about how an inventor works and what it takes to succeed as an innovator and entrepreneur! FREE

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

MAR

5

Tue

Turn Up the Heat 2019!, 6pm at The Anthem (901 Wharf St SW). A NIGHT OF TASTINGS: 50+ chefs and mixologists, 400+ attendees, One important cause. Turn Up the Heat is an important fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance and is vital as we continue our work to fight ovarian cancer. As proud of we are of our accomplishments, there is still so much to be done to change the course of this disease. Your support allows us to continue funding life-saving research and serving ovarian cancer survivors and their families, as well as the thousands whose lives will be touched by ovarian cancer this year. $280+

MAR

5

Tue

DC API User Group - March Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor · Washington, DC). And as we emerge from winter, there's no better way to celebrate than to come together and talk about APIs! 🙂 There'll be plenty of tasty food, good drink, and top notch presentations. Come and bring a friend! FREE

MAR

5

Tue

DC Tech Meetup #70: Transportation Tech, 7-9pm at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (600 I St NW). Electric vehicles, last mile, autonomous transportation...what does the future of mobility look like? Come see and meet some of the hottest DC Tech companies that are shaking up the transportation scene, at this special edition of DC Tech Meetup! Join fellow technologists & technology enthusiasts for an evening of live demos from experts in their field. You'll learn something new, meet awesome people, and support DC's thriving tech ecosystem. FREE

MAR

5

Tue

Celebration of Sports in Qatar and the 2022 World Cup - Happy Hour, 6:30-8:30pm at Qatar-America Institute (101 Constitution Ave, Suite 901E). In celebration of sports and the links between the U.S. and Qatar, the Qatar-America Institute would like to invite you to an evening reception and Happy Hour featuring food and drink in Washington, D.C. FREE

MAR

5

Tue

The New Playbook for Navigating the Newsroom in the #MeToo era, 7-8pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, McKinley Building, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater ). A conversation led by Gloria Riviera of ABC News and co-founder of Press Forward. Program will be followed by a light reception. FREE

MAR

5

Tue

The Security, Political, and Economic Pillars of the US-Georgia Partnership, 6-8pm at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Kenney Herter Auditorium (1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW). Since Georgia regained its independence in 1991, the U.S.–Georgian relationship has focused on a wide range of issues including democratization, economic reforms, security cooperation, as well as trade and investment opportunities. Today, Georgia continues to pursue a path of closer relations with the United States and its Euroatlantic aspiration remains at the forefront of the country’s foreign policy. FREE

Monday, March 4, 2019

MAR

4

Mon

AMGT Book Launch & Alumni Panel Discussion, 4-5:15pm at Arlington Arts Center, Tiffany Gallery (3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201). In conjunction with Americans for the Arts’ 2019 National Arts Action Summit, join George Mason University’s Arts Management Program in celebrating Associate Professor Dr. Carole Rosenstein and her book “Understanding Cultural Policy.” FREE

MAR

4

Mon

International Women's Week 2019 Kick Off!, 6:30-8pm at Mindspace (1301 K Street Northwest, 3rd Floor, West Tower). Have you ever wanted to know about the history of International Women’s Day ? Join us as we kick off our inaugural Women’s Week with a brilliant fireside chat featuring Susan Markham of Smash Strategies , who will be discussing the past, present, and future of international women affairs. FREE

MAR

4

Mon

March Forth for Gender Equality: Celebrating 2 years of #GenderStandards, 2-4pm at Save the Children (899 North Capitol Street Northeast, #900). Join the Gender Practitioners Collaborative and more than 30 endorsing organizations of the Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality to celebrate two years of raising the bar for gender equality. Hear testimonies from endorsers and insights from champion CEOs about the impacts of the #GenderStandards and next steps for developing more inclusive development practices. Join the conversation about how the international aid and development community can hold ourselves accountable to making continued progress toward equality for all. FREE

Saturday, March 2, 2019

MAR

2

Sat

Bad Medicine and ShawnMikael[s], 8pm at Unified Scene Theater (80 T St NW). DC sketch-genius mainstay Bad Medicine is back with a new sketch comedy show at the Unified Scene Theater. That's two nights for one weekend of hilarity featuring the veteran improv duo ShawnMikael[s] on Friday and the sketch twosome Designer Breeds on Saturday. $12-15

MAR

2

Sat

The O'Leary Society reception / Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, 5:30-7:30pm at Clyde's of Gallery Place (707 7th Street Northwest). Please join us and your fellow Mayo Clinic alumni for a time of fellowship designed to reconnect and reminisce about the time you spent at Mayo Clinic and network with each other. We love to see our alumni of all ages and eras, and this is a very special opportunity to renew your connections. FREE

MAR

2

Sat

Master Class: Kronos Quartet, 11am-1pm at Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium (Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW). Members of the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet coach student quartets from the Peabody Institute (Bergamot Quartet) at Johns Hopkins University and Shenandoah Conservatory. The quartets will prepare new works from Kronos' Fifty for the Future multi-year commissioning initiative, including Yessori by Soo Yeon Lyuh and Dance by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh. FREE

MAR

2

Sat

Blagden Alley African Food Tasting - Spring Edition (DC), 3-6pm at Blagden Alley (120 Blagden Alley NW). Enjoy ... Delicious West-African Dishes (The DMV's best Jollof Rice, Suya, Kelewele, Fufu, Spinach Stew, Fried Yams, Pepper Soup, Waakye, Red Red, and our delicious Jerk Wings). $20+

MAR

2

Sat

A Love Letter from Italy - Anna Reinhold, Jory Vinikour & Deborah Fox, 6-7:30pm at 28 Chairs, The Athenaeum (201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). French mezzo-soprano Anna Reinhold, harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, and theorbo player Deborah Fox perform a program of 17th-century Italian songs of love and loss in the beautiful, historic Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. This program will be followed by a complimentary wine reception. $35

MAR

2

Sat

Spectacularly Solid Reception, 3-5pm at Gallery 3700, Room 127 (3700 South Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206). Curated by the Arlington CostumeLab, Spectacularly Solid: An Exhibit by the DC Modern Quilt Guild is a celebration of the art of contemporary quilt making. On display from January 9 through March 31, 2019, the exhibit concludes during National Quilt Making Month. Use #NationalQuiltingDay to share your pictures and reactions on social media. The opening reception is free, but please RSVP. FREE

Friday, March 1, 2019

MAR

1

Fri

Heavenly Hundred Commemoration - Charitable Concert, 6-10pm at Embassy of Ukraine in Washington DC (3350 M Street Northwest). Embassy of Ukraine in the USA and non-profit charitable organization United Help Ukraine invite you to the 5th Annual Commemoration Evening dedicated to the Heavenly Hundred, who laid down their lives during Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014. Please join us on March 1st, 2019 for the concert and reception to follow. In the program, classical piano music performed by Pavel Gintov. Funds raised at the event will be used to benefit wounded Ukrainian soldiers (project CURE). $50

MAR

1

Fri

Bad Medicine and ShawnMikael[s], 8pm at Unified Scene Theater (80 T St NW). DC sketch-genius mainstay Bad Medicine is back with a new sketch comedy show at the Unified Scene Theater. That's two nights for one weekend of hilarity featuring the veteran improv duo ShawnMikael[s] on Friday and the sketch twosome Designer Breeds on Saturday. $12-15

February 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

FEB

28

Thu

Microsoft Sponsored: Block Party 2019 – Washington DC Microsoft Technology, 12:30-3pm at Washington DC Microsoft Technology Center (5404 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815). As Business and IT Leaders, we need to work cross-functionally both internally and externally. Adopting new technologies to drive the efficency of cross-functional collaboration will propel our success into the 21st Century. Now that you have completed our Blockchain 101, we can now take a deeper look into Blockchain Technology and how businesses can take advantage of its benefits across the Value Chain in order to widen margins and gain Market Share. FREE

FEB

28

Thu

Ambassador Insider Series – Republic of Congo, 6-9pm at Embassy of the Republic of Congo (1720 16th Street NW). Ambassador Serge Mombouli, the dean of the African diplomatic corps in the U.S., will discuss these and other issues at The Washington Diplomat’s Ambassador Insider Series on Thu., Feb. 28 at the Congolese Embassy. FREE

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

FEB

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February – Azure Gov DC Meetup, 6-8:30pm at 1776 Crystal CIty (2231 Crystal Dr #1000 · Arlington, VA). 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

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FREELANCERS: Between Headlines and Hope, 6:30-9pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). FREELANCERS: Between Headlines and Hope is a 90-minute encounter between media creators, disseminators and consumers exploring ways to support and to protect freelance journalists working overseas. FREE

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Latinx Immigrant Stories & the Arts – Panel, 6-8:30pm at Embassy of Peru (1700 Massachusetts Ave NW). The performing arts provide an important platform for Latinx immigrant stories to be shared with local, national, and international communities to promote cross-cultural understanding and demonstrate the diversity of the Latinx world, as it’s represented in the United States. Creators, performers, thought-leaders, and educators will discuss their work in supporting Latinx immigrant creativity and telling these important stories. Light reception to follow. FREE

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Gustav O. Lienhard Award Lecture, 4:30-7pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Lecture Room). Join the National Academy of Medicine on February 27, 2019 at 4:30pm for the Gustav O. Lienhard Award Lecture. The lecture will honor the 2018 recipient of the Lienhard Award, Dr. Stuart Altman, Sol. C. Professor of National Health Policy from Brandeis University, who received the award in recognition of his pioneering role in national health policy and health services research. FREE

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Government cloud strategies: What to know, 6-8:30pm at 1776 Crystal CIty (2231 Crystal Dr #1000 · Arlington, VA). Cloud technologies are critical to keeping pace with innovation and securing America’s technical advantage. Cloud enables leading edge solutions for federal and military agency missions; ranging from improved citizen services and safety to protecting our warfighters and national security. FREE

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Building Serverless Applications in the Azure Cloud by Metrolink Networks’, 6-8pm at University of Phoenix-Arlington Learning Center (1800 S. Bell Street Suite 100 · Arlington, va). In this session, attendees will gain an understanding of how to design and deploy web applications in the cloud, without the use of servers. First, we’ll discuss the traditional method of building application infrastructure in a data center. Next,​ we’ll contrast this with how we deploy a similar app in the cloud, leveraging Azure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings, and explain the benefits of running “serverless”. Lastly, we’ll dive into a live demo where we stand up a real-world serverless application in the Azure cloud. The session will be interactive and will allow for attendees to ask questions and gain insights throughout. FREE

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Getting Started in Data Science, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set. FREE

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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⭐Homebuyer Seminar, 6:30-8pm at Logan Title (2308 14th Street NW). Come and learn all about the DC Open Doors & Mortgage Credit Certificate program, other methods to save when buying a home, how to prepare for a home purchase and present a competitive offer, neighborhoods to consider investing in, and more! FREE with RSVP by email to David at [email protected]

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“KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE” Film Screening & Special Sake Tasting, 6:45-9:45pm at Freer Gallery of Art (1050 Independence Avenue Southwest). Join the Embassy of Japan for a two-night premium sake tasting tour where you’ll sample Japan’s most prestigious sake brands. We’ll start the evening with a viewing of the award-winning film “KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE” which chronicles the production of sake from the rice paddies in Japan to breweries around the world. In a special appearance, Mr.Kosuke Kuji, the 5th generation Kuramoto president of Nanbu Bijin Brewery, will be on-hand to answer your questions about the world of sake. You’ll also have the chance to learn tips from three world-renowned “Sake Samarai” experts to enhance your tasting experience. FREE

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David P. Calleo Seminar Series, 6-7pm at SAIS (conference room 806, 1619 Mass Ave NW). The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to the Spring 2019 David P. Calleo Seminar Series at the SAIS Washington campus. The series is named in honor of Emeritus Professor David P. Calleo, who continues to inspire EES scholars through his contributions and legacy in teaching, research and scholarship. FREE

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The Real Crisis of American Politics, 6:30-8pm at Hillsdale College Kirby Center (227 Massachusetts Ave NE). John Marini, a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a graduate of San Jose State University and earned his Ph.D. in government at the Claremont Graduate School. He has also taught at Agnes Scott College, Ohio University, and the University of Dallas. He is on the board of directors of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy and a member of the Nevada Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. FREE

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Operation Code DC @ Oracle, 6-9pm at Oracle (1900 Oracle Way, Reston VA). Join us at 6 PM on February 26th at Oracle in Reston Virginia for camaraderie, code and food. This event is open to all, regardless of experience or background. While it is the mission of Operation Code to empower the military community, we welcome attendees of every sort. FREE

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Intro to HTML/CSS: Build Your Own Website, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). Curious about coding, but don’t know where to begin? This workshop is the perfect place to start. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website. In this workshop, you’ll learn the key concepts of HTML & CSS, which are the basic “building blocks” of all websites. You’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs, and you’ll leave with your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Take a look at a live website created by a previous attendee here! https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/ FREE

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Fashioning Tech: How to Innovate in the Fashion Industry, 6:30-8:45pm at Viget HQ (105 W. Broad St, Floor 4 · Falls Church, VA). Fashion is an industry that is obsessed with the new, but when it comes to tech, they tend to lag. This talk will explore how digital designers can partner with fashion businesses to transform the industry, from rethinking the shopping experience to incorporating machine learning into distribution. These areas are ripe for innovation, but it has to start with a frank discussion about how fashion and tech can work together. FREE

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Women & Money, Honey., 6pm at The LINE DC (1770 Euclid Street Northwest ). Invite you to a panel around women and cold, hard, cash with a discussion of Michelle P. Cooper’s new book, I’ve Still Got Me. FREE

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27th Anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords, 6:30-9pm at Embassy of El Salvador in the United States (1400 16th St. NW). The embassy of El Salvador in the United States of America invites you to the celebration of 27th anniversary the signing of the Peace Accords (1992-2019). FREE

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Making the Hard Case for Soft Power, 5:30-7:30pm at American University, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room (4400 Massachusetts Ave). Experienced Congressional staffers Lynne Weil and Blake Souter will respond offering perspectives from the Hill. After a Q&A session, interact with representatives from cosponsoring organizations for a networking reception. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP before February 21st. FREE

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What’s REALLY Going On? An Observational Skills Workshop, 6-8pm at Excella Consulting Arlington Tech (2300 Wilson Blvd Suite 610 · Arlington, VA). Imagine you are asked to sit in on a team’s sprint review and retrospective. The team has been having difficulty forming and the Scrum Master has asked you to observe the team dynamics during these two sessions. Are you simply going to watch what’s going on or is there more you can do? Perhaps you are seeing interactions and team dynamics at play without truly realizing what you are observing. And when you do observe, are you injecting your own biases into those observations? Observation is a powerful tool, but one which we may not take advantage to its true potential. After all, what exactly should we be observing, anyway? FREE

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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Cocktail Reception and Rare Disease Documentary Screening, 5:30-9:30pm at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Amphitheater (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Rare Disease Legislative Advocates invites you to kick off Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill 2019 at the 9th annual Cocktail Reception and Rare Disease Documentary Screening. FREE

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Pinstripes Georgetown Wedding Showcase, 11am-4pm at Pinstripes (1064 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Tour Pinstripes ballrooms, talk to local wedding vendors, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and mimosas as you plan your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Plus, we’ll be giving away great prizes throughout the day to enhance your wedding planning experience! FREE

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The A Bridal Show – Metro DC’s Wedding Show, 1-4pm at The Virginian Suites (1500 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209). Meet some of the best wedding vendors in metro DC all under one roof while you sample wedding cake, savor cusines get great reception table designs ideas upclose, entertainers and so much more. $12+

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30th International Couture Collections presented by DC Fashion Week, 5-8pm at Embassy of France, La Maison Française (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). DC Fashion Week hosts the 30th International Couture Collections Show. Designers from around the world present their Autumn/Winter 2019 couture collections at the Embassy of France. $70+

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Opening Reception for Aide Memoire by WSS Student Phyllis N. Ruffer, 3-5pm at Washington Studio School (2129 S Street, NW). Washington Studio School (WSS) is pleased to present Aide Memoire, an exhibition of drawings, paintings and mixed media works celebrating WSS student Phyllis N. Ruffer‘s graduation from the Master Certificate Program. FREE

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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DesiGrooves Dance Workshop: Vol. 2 – Classical Fusion, 1:30-3:30pm at ZIND Performing Academy (2141 Industrial Pkwy, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904). The DcWaleDesi team is back with the second edition of DesiGrooves, a monthly dance workshop for all ages, levels and backgrounds. This month’s theme will be Classical Fusion with instruction and choreography by Nina Kay Thomas and Monica Ahuja! $20

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ŠIBŘINKY • MARDI GRAS • FAŠIANGY • MASQUERADE BALL – ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, 5:30-11:30pm at Embassy Of The Czech Republic in Washington, DC (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). This social event will be an evening of fun activities, dancing and live music with Baltimore Swing Drop. Get inspired by Red Black and Gold theme at the Opera House or famous acts of even most famous Czech, Slovak or World Opera in the rhythm of the walt. Do not miss the our PHOTOBOOTH, RAFFLE DRAWING, and SILENT AUCTION! Enjoy delicious Czech cuisine, great wine selections, and the world’s very finest Pilsner Urquell beer! Full course dinner included in your ticket price: Dinner will be served between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. $70-80

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Opening Reception of Fundred Reserve, 6-8pm at Eaton DC (1201 K Street Northwest). The Fundred Project and Mel Chin are honored to partner with Eaton DC to amplify the issue of lead poisoning and bring action to this continued crisis in our country. Special reception will be hosted at Eaton DC, open and free to the public, on Saturday, February 23, from 6 to 8pm. FREE

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Taste of the South 2019 Pre-Gala Reception, 8-11pm at Mission – Navy Yard (1221 Van Street Southeast). Come kick off the countdown to Taste of the South’s 2019 gala at Mission Navy Yard on Saturday, February 23, 2019. There will be an open bar from 8PM-10PM, and those who buy a discounted Early Bird Ticket to the pre-party will automatically be entered into a raffle for a free ticket to the Taste of the South gala! $30

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CYCLED! Anniversary Party | FREE Fitness Event, 9am-1pm at CYCLED! (1110 Ripley Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910). Guess who has a birthday this month?! CYCLED!! It’s been 4 years since we opened our doors and we’re celebrating Saturday [2/23] from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a LIVE DJ, food, games, and, of course, the rides you know and love. Join us at 9am on Saturday, February 23! FREE

Friday, February 22, 2019

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MHA’s Regional Policy Council Briefing and B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception, 4-7pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street Northwest). Please join Mental Health America’s (MHA) Regional Policy Council for a policy briefing about suicide prevention and gun safety followed by the Annual B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception. Both events will take place on Friday, February 22, 2018 at the National Press Club, coinciding with the National Governors Association Winter Meeting. The policy briefing will feature Jean Papalia, retired law enforcement officer of Madison Wisconsin Police Department, and will be held in the Zenger Room at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The awards reception will be held in the First Amendment Lounge at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. FREE

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Dominican Sancochada & Happy Hour, 6-8pm at Los Hermanos Restaurant (1428 Park Road Northwest). GFDD and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, DC invite you to join the celebration of the Dominican independence month with a free sancochada and happy hour at Los Hermanos Restaurant. Sancocho, a traditional dish from the DR, is a delicious meat and root stew perfect for this cold weather in the DMV area! Learn more about the sancocho dominicano here! FREE

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US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Is Peace Possible?, 12-1:30pm at 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace). The United States is engaged in fast-paced negotiations with the Taliban to end America’s costly 17-year war in Afghanistan. The peace negotiations come at a time when President Donald Trump is planning for the withdrawal of U.S. forces that are currently in Afghanistan. Talks on peace in Afghanistan are rapidly occurring in both Washington and Moscow. FREE

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INDELIBLE Opening Reception, 7-10pm (1354 H Street Northeast). INDELIBLE: that which cannot be erased. A multimedia two-floor installation curated by Gallery Director Dolly Vehlow of GalleryOonH and Busboys and Poets Arts Curator Carol Dyson. With Opening Reception. FREE

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Oakcrest School’s Patrons of the Arts Reception – Upper School Production, 7:30-11pm at The Stage at Holy Trinity Church (850 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101). The performing arts are alive and thriving at Oakcrest School. Become a Patron of the Arts and support the Theatre Arts deparment. Reception benefits include: pre-performance reception (food and wine), priority seating, program recognition and more. $25+

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MHA’s B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception and Regional Policy Council Briefing, 4-7pm at National Press Club (529 14th Street Northwest). Please join Mental Health America’s (MHA) Regional Policy Council for the Annual B4Stage4 Leadership Awards Reception honoring Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island and a policy briefing entitled Mental Health, Violence and Guns: Getting the Facts, Dispelling the Myths. FREE

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Unsung Karaoke with TV One and Xfinity, 6-9pm at XFINITY Chinatown Store (715 7th Street Northwest). Join TV One and Xfinity for a screening of TV One’s Original Series, Unsung, featuring R&B singer, Lloyd. Enjoy all the fun as DJ Flava, 93.9 WKYS, makes you and your crew the stars! Tons of songs to pick from, and there will be some exciting giveaways at the end. FREE

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Satellites, Dinosaurs, Milankovitch Cycles, and Cretaceous Earth, 8-10pm at The John Wesley Powell Auditorium (Corner of Massachusetts Ave NW and Florida Ave NW). Join us February 22nd at 8 PM as we welcome Compton Tucker, Senior Scientist from NASA Goddard’s Earth Sciences Division. Tucker will review our unprecedented understanding of the Earth system made possible by satellite geophysical observations, contrast current climate with that of the Cretaceous Period, show the importance of plate tectonics to the Milankovitch Cycles, and show our trajectory is headed back to a Cretaceous-like climate. FREE

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Hacking 101: Microsoft PowerShell, 6-8pm (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209). This 101 will dive into Microsoft PowerShell. PowerShell is the scripting language and shell framework that is primarily used on Windows computers and can now can be installed on Apple and Linux systems. PowerShell has been around for more than 10 years and is an inevitable replacement for the CLI (command line interface), it’s a versatile tool to learn for admin tasks, server configurations and much more. FREE

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D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 6:30-9pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Ave NW, Lecture Room). D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In February, the discussion will focus on Botany. FREE

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George Washington Birthday Mess Night, 6:30-9:30pm at The Army And Navy Club (901 17th Street Northwest). The American Legion George Washington Post 1 celebrates the 287th birthday of our nation’s first President, Commander in Chief, and our Post’s namesake. During our birthday event, Veterans, Servicemembers and Distinguished Guests will learn more about General Washington, The American Legion, and toast our armed services in a lighthearted setting. $125

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Mayor Muriel Bowser Host Welcome Reception for JEMS EMS Today Conference, 7-9pm at Pearl Street Warehouse (33 Pearl Street Southwest). Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Gregory Dean invite you to a reception welcoming the participants of the JEMS EMS Today Conference and Exposition. FREE

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Caral: The earliest civilization in the Americas, 6-8pm at Embassy of Peru (1700 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Caral is not only a city but also the name of an entire civilization of at least 25 sites centered on the Supe Valley in Peru.The Caral Civilization is considered one of the six “cradles of civilization”, joining Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India and Mesoamerica. Having begun about 5000 years ago, it is now recognized as the wellspring of South American societies. FREE

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Docomomo DC Victory Lundy Exhibit Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30pm at The Octagon Museum, The Architects Foundation (1799 New York Ave NW). Join Docomomo DC and the AIA’s Architects Foundation at the Octagon Museum for a free happy hour and chance to experience an exhibit featuring the work of architect and artist Victor Lundy, FAIA. The exhibit, Victor Lundy: Educating an Architect + Preservation of Modern Architecture, is an immersive gallery showcase highlighting drawings, images, and works from Lundy’s Beaux-Arts and Bauhaus education as well as his service during World War II. FREE

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Dutch Drinks DC, Bimonthly Happy Hour, 6-8pm at Lauriol Plaza (1835 18th Street Northwest). 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 and the first one of 2019 at the roof terrace of Lauriol Plaza. FREE

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EGAP & NYU DC: Academic Practitioner Conference, 2-7pm at Abramson Family Auditorium, NYU Washington, DC (1307 L Street, NW). The Evidence in Governance & Politics (EGAP) Research Network, in collaboration with NYU DC, invites you to a policy, research, and networking event which aims to showcase policy relevant research on candidate debates; and public service delivery & governance. A reception will follow the meeting, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Participants are welcome to join the entire event, or whichever sessions are relevant to your area of interest. FREE

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D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), 6:30-9pm at National Academy of Sciences (2101 Constitution Ave NW). D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. In February, the discussion will focus on Botany. FREE

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Education and Security: Keys to Afghanistan’s Future, 6:30-9:30pm at United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (450 E Street Northwest). On Thursday, February 21st, the Washington, DC Chapter of the Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization (HVAO-DC) will host a panel discussion entitled “Education and Security: Keys to Afghanistan’s Future” atfeaturing perspectives from experienced leaders in the education and military fields regarding the challenges of providing higher education in Afghanistan, the ways in which those challenges are being met, and their likely impact on the future of country. FREE

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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“Reporter” – A Conversation with Seymour Hersh, 6:30-7:30pm at American University School of Communication (4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, McKinley Building – Doyle/Forman Theater). Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author Seymour Hersh joins Investigative Reporting Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis to talk about his 50-year career uncovering some of the U.S. government’s biggest secrets — from the Vietnam War My Lai massacre to Watergate abuses of power to the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. The free program includes a reception and book-signing by the author of “Reporter: A Memoir.” FREE

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Concert | Duo Guschlbauer, 7-10pm at Embassy of Austria, Austrian Cultural Forum (3524 International Ct NW). The ACF Washington is delighted to present a concert by the young Austrian classical duo Marilies and Nikolaus Guschlbauer. Having played together since their childhood, the musical siblings managed to establish a great harmony and sensitivity in their sound together as a duo. At the ACF Washington, they will present a musical homage to their home country with pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. FREE

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Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta: Documentary Presentation and Baroque Concert, 6pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). For this program, excerpts from the documentary will be screened with a presentation by Director Vitali and Dr. Allison Luchs, Curator of Early European Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, who will illustrate the tradition of sculpture gardens in Renaissance Italy and two masterpieces from Villa Litta now part of the NGA’s collection. FREE

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Oil policy in Saudi Arabia and Status of Domestic Reforms, 5-7pm at Bernstein-Offit Building (1717 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Room 500). OPEC led by Saudi Arabia, and its allies including Russia, agreed in December to reduce oil production by 1.2 mbd in an effort to stabilize oil prices. But surging US shale oil output could effectively eat up OPEC’s cuts by later this year as the US has become the world’s largest crude oil producer. FREE

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J-Film: What a Wonderful Family!, 6:30-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). On the surface, they all appear to be leading ordinary, happy lives, but a tempest suddenly hits the family. On Tomiko’s birthday, her husband asks her what she wants to which she replies, “A divorce.” The family is suddenly thrown into a state of panic to hear this news and eventually each family member begins to divulge their respective grievances. Starring Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yu Aoi. In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 2016 | 108 min | Directed by Yoji Yamada FREE

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Argentina and Spain celebrate Miguel de Unamuno’s literary works, 6:30-8pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). The Embassy of Argentina, the Embassy of Spain and GALA Theatre present a special evening to celebrate the Spanish writer and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno, a member of the Generation of ’98, a literary group of Spanish intellectuals, many of whom were exiles in Buenos Aires. Miguel de Unamuno had great interest in the issues of Hispanic America, and his work influenced the contemporary Latin American literature, especially within the Argentine writers. FREE

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Do Not Pass Go: Documentary Screening and Discussion, 5-7pm (660 North Capitol Street NW). Join Next Century Cities, the Coalition for Local Internet Choice, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, the National League of Cities, and the National Association of Regional Councils for a screening and discussion of the short documentary Do Not Pass Go. Wine and appetizers will be served at the reception following the discussion. FREE

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Full Moon Sacred Circle – Journey Through Scent and Sound, 7:30-9:30pm at Take Five Meditation (1803 Connecticut Ave NW, 2nd Floor). We have made some new additions to our growing sangha to sweeten our time and experience together. This includes a 30 minute reception/sharing time in our tea lounge with light snacks, delicious tea, AND a small gift to carry the nectar of this evening back into your everyday life. Bring water + your own blanket and journal if you wish, or they will be provided for you. No experience necessary! $30

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Intro to Data Science: Build a Predictive Model, at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). If you’re curious about Data Science, then Python is the language to learn. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Python by building a predictive model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it. We’ll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, as well as introduce core Data Science concepts and processes. FREE

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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A Conversation with Azerbaijan Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, 3:30-4:30pm at Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service (4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW). Join us for a conversation and Q&A session with His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, the ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States. Prior to Suleymanov’s appointment as ambassador, he served as senior counselor at the Foreign Relations Department in the Office of the President in Baku, Azerbaijan and as press officer of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, DC. SIS professor Keith Darden will moderate the discussion, and Dean Christine BN Chin will provide an opening introduction. Ambassador Suleymanov will discuss Azerbaijan-US relations and take your questions. FREE

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The Gary Braithwaite Memorial Lecture featuring Eric Foner, 4:30-6:30pm at Katzen Museum (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW). Eric Foner is one of this country’s most prominent historians. He received his doctoral degree at Columbia under the supervision of Richard Hofstadter. He is one of only two persons to serve as president of the three major professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians, and one of a handful to have won the Bancroft and Pulitzer Prizes in the same year. FREE

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Lalehzar – Tehran’s “Champs-Élysées” Under Allied Occupation (1941-1945), 3-5pm at Georgetown University (3700 O Street Northwest, Intercultural Center (ICC) 700 (7th Floor)). Often compared to New York’s Broadway and Paris’s Champs-Élysées, Lalehzar District and its vicinity was a hub for experimentations in music and performing arts as well as new modes of business practices, socialization, and political expression partly due to its proximity to the multitude of foreign embassies, diplomatic ventures, and missionary schools. FREE

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DC: February WordPress Meetup – Happiness Bar!, 6:30-8:30pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). A place where you can a) ask questions and get answers about all things WordPress; b) volunteer to answer questions about a specific topic in WP that you have experience in; c) all of the above. FREE

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Renaud Capuçon, violin & Guillaume Bellom, piano [CONCERT], 8-10pm at Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building (10 First Street SE). A sought-after soloist for major orchestra engagements around the globe, Renaud Capuçon is a violinist of “panache, sensitivity and sizzling virtuosity” (Chicago Tribune). He’s also a passionate chamber musician who frequently partners with distinguished colleagues like Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet and Hélène Grimaud, and creates intriguing projects like A Violin in Versailles, a summer mini-residency at the palace. His own violin is the 1737 “Panette” Guarneri del Gesù formerly owned by Isaac Stern. You’ll hear it in this all-French recital, alongside a fellow traveler: the Library’s Goldberg Baron Vitta Guarneri, just a few years older. FREE

Monday, February 18, 2019

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2019 ACB Fourth Circuit Moot Court Event, 9am-3pm at Arnold & Porter (601 Massachusetts Ave, NW). Come enjoy local student advocates participate in a regional moot court designed to prepare them to participate in the March American Bankruptcy Institute/Duberstein moot court. FREE

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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__lineation__, 500pm at DC Arts Center (DCAC) (2438 18th Street NW). John Ros reacts to the thirty-year history of DCAC’s main gallery by creating a site-specific, subtle installation of line-work in order to help visitors become more aware of their surroundings. Ros’ aesthetic, both clean and deliberate, exposes a need to make visible through form and line that which is easily overlooked. __lineation__ is an intervention that in its simplicity and directness encourages contemplation. FREE

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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The Ultimate 80’s Prom, 8pm at Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE). On February 16th Rock and Roll Hotel will make Heaven a Place on Earth with The Ultimate 80s Prom, featuring The Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band “The New Romance”. Skinny ties, Members Only jackets, Big Hair and crazy neon spandex are encouraged! Find a date, roll stag, grab a group of friends, and get your tickets today! $15

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Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Ensemble Kalos with Yoojin Baik, 7:30-8:30pm at Church of the Holy City (1611 16th St. NW). Violinist Yoojin Baik In her broad international experience, She has appeared as a soloist at Shenyang Concert Hall, China, the Detmold Concert House, the Weimar fest hall, the Maanheim Ernst-Toch-Hall, the Berlin town Hall. She also appeared at the Schleswig-Holstein Music festival in Luebeck, Germany. $25+

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Art Gallery Reception & Talk, 5=7pm at Martha Spak Gallery at the Wharf (60 District Square SW). Meet Finnish artists Nina Mickelsen and Marja Carpenter and see their incredible paintings and sculptures. FREE

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Grand Opening: Shop Made in DC at the Wharf, 10am-8pm at Shop Made In DC (10 District Square Southwest). Join us for an all day festivities including guest stars for tastings, activations and from 5-8 a party featuring bites, libations and a DJ. FREE

Friday, February 15, 2019

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A Toast to Former Presidents! The Frederick Press Book Club Launch!, 6-9pm at Anthony Bowen Branch YMCA (1325 W Street Northwest). “It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control.” – Oprah Winfrey $10

FEB

15

Fri

TODAY SHOW’-Theme Comedy Show, 9:30pm at The DC Comedy Loft (1523 22nd St NW). The Midnight Gardeners League presents: “The Day Show”. Z-list celebrities. Nonsensical health fads. Dubious opinion polls. Chaotic publicity stunts. Thinly veiled drinking problems. The Midnight Gardeners League cordially invites you to enter the mind-bending alternate reality that is early morning television, where anything can happen, no one is in control, and a nation that is desperate not to be alone with its thoughts begs network executives to pump it full of enough pointless drivel to fill the void left by its absent soul. This show is everything you love about the TODAY Show / Good Morning America, but you don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to be a part of the action! FREE or $5 guaranteed seat

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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14

Thu

Stoplight Rooftop Party sponsored by Absolut Vodka, 9:30pm at Brixton (901 U Street NW). On Valentine’s Day, U Street favorite, Brixton, is hosting a stoplight rooftop party sponsored by Absolut Vodka – wear red if you’re in a relationship, green if you’re single and yellow if your relationship status is ‘complicated.’ Enjoy a free tarot card reading, jello or chocolate shooters starting at 9:30pm with sounds by DJ DETROYT. Absolut will also provide free swag, shots and drinks as supplies last. FREE

FEB

14

Thu

French Embassy Dance Soiree in Paris with with Viennese Waltz, Tango & Salsa, 7-10:30pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). 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

FEB

14

Thu

Single at The SALLY: Shred Your Ex, 5-7pm at The SALLY (2100 Massachusetts Ave NW). Put your heartbreak aside and let the memory of your ex go to shreds with The SALLY! On Thursday, February 14, The SALLY – the new American-fusion eatery at The Fairfax at Embassy Row – will host a Valentine’s Day happy hour titled “Single at The SALLY: Shred Your Ex” from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The SALLY will offer $5 on-tap beers and wines and have a bar-top shredder for guests to shred photos of their ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends. In addition to “Single at The SALLY: Shred Your Ex” happy hour, The SALLY’s executive chef Ricardo Planas has crafted a special dessert and cocktail for the evening. Any guest who orders two shared plates will receive a complimentary raspberry, strawberry and Meyer lemon dessert called “The Broken Heart.” FREE

FEB

14

Thu

Inventing in Academia: The Big Ideas, 4-6pm at Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) B 1220, The George Washington University (800 22nd Street NW). Invention has the power to drive the US economy & improve lives. Academic institutions are increasingly looking to create a culture of invention and innovation so they can better prepare the next generation of inventors. What can GWU and other institutions learn from leading inventors in academia, government and the private sector? FREE

FEB

14

Thu

Populism in Europe: An Illiberal Democratic Response, 5:30-7:30pm at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Nitze Auditorium (1740 Massachusetts Ave NW). The European and Eurasian Studies Program (EES) at Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is honored to host the 2019 Leonard Schapiro Memorial Prize Lecture at the SAIS Washington campus. Hosted by SAIS EES Director, Professor Erik Jones, the prize lecture is sponsored by Government & Opposition, one of the world’s leading global comparative politics journals. FREE

FEB

14

Thu

Carolina Mayorga: PINK Ranchos and Other Ephemeral Zip Codes, 6-8pm at Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (201 18th St NW). This site-specific multimedia project is the result of a year of artistic investigation on issues of home and homelessness and the artist’s infatuation with PINK. By applying the pigment to women and children (characters typically associated with home), memories of her native Colombia, 14 years of residency in Washington, DC and AMA’s permanent collection, she has created a pleasing environment to contrast the experiences of those living in exile, displacement, dislocation, relocation, and eviction. FREE

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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13

Wed

16th Annual 911 Honor Awards Reception, 5-8pm at Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building FREE

FEB

13

Wed

SPS Graduate Program Information Session: Washington, DC, 5-7:30pm at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection (1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest). The Columbia University School of Professional Studies invites you to a graduate program information session being held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, February 13th from 5:00 – 7:30PM EST. Learn more about SPS and our Master of Science programs in Applied Analytics, Bioethics, Construction Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Information and Knowledge Strategy, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Nonprofit Management, Sports Management, Strategic Communication, Sustainability Management, and Sustainability Science. FREE

FEB

13

Wed

SEMINAR: Higher Education and Research as a Vehicle of Change, 9:30am-12:30pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). The seminar will focus on two strands connected to the overall theme; how can research leverage economic growth and societal impact? And what is the role of lifelong learning in this ongoing process of change? FREE

FEB

13

Wed

2019 Bicyclists’ Choice Awards and Annual Member Meeting, 6-9pm at Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th St NW). WABA’s Board of Directors will present the new and renewing directors (2019-2021 term) for ratification vote by the WABA members present. They will share WABA’s big plans for 2019, present a brief “State of the Region”, and open the floor to questions. Reception after. FREE

FEB

13

Wed

Exposed DC 2019 Opening Night, 6-10pm at Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Avenue Northwest). These 43 winning photographs were chosen from a contest for their unique view of the Washington area – not as a political venue or tourist destination, but as a place where we live and work and love every day. Five of those photographs will be awarded our Best in Show prizes, each one chosen by a panel of distinguished metro-area photographers: John Christopher Anderson, Sam Hurd, Jennifer Sakai, Darren Smith, and Lauren Stockbower. $20

FEB

13

Wed

For the Love of the Lobster: Network for a Cause, 6-8pm at Luke’s Lobster Farragut (800 17th Street Northwest). Proof Strategies, in partnership with MGA Commercial Real Estate, invites you to join us for a mid-quarter networking reception from 6-8PM on February 13, 2019, hosted by Luke’s Lobster. The “For The Love of The Lobster” reception will bring together local leaders and industry professionals for an opportunity to connect over lobster and drinks. FREE

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

FEB

12

Tue

Using MLflow to Manage the Machine Learning Life Cycle, 6:30-8:30pm (TBD). As data science teams adopt tools for experimentation, deployment, and scale out their teams, MLflow can serve as a powerful tool to integrate the development of AI models and the overall platform surrounding them. MLflow is an open-source platform to manage the machine learning lifecycle, and in this talk, we will show how this tool can be leveraged in Databricks to track experiments from multiple runs, reproduce results, perform remote runs and deploy models for real-time testing. FREE

FEB

12

Tue

ILSS 116th Congress Welcome Reception!, 6-8pm (27 D St SE). Join the Illinois State Society as we welcome in the 116th Congress and the newly elected Illinois Members of Congress – Jesus Garcia (IL-4), Sean Casten (IL-6), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) FREE

FEB

12

Tue

Women Who Jazz: Ada Montellanico and Her T Quartet in Concert, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Our 2019 music season starts with the first US performance of acclaimed vocalist Ada Montellanico, the most sweet and gripping voice of the Italian jazz scene. Accompanied by her T Quartet, Ada Montellanico will present to DC Jazz enthusiasts Tencology, a journey through the repertoire of Italian songwriter Luigi Tencoand other classic cantautori revisited with a unique jazz & swing twist. FREE

FEB

12

Tue

Welcome Reception for LULAC President Domingo Garcia, 5:30-7pm at AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy (601 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, 5th Floor). Please join The League of United Latin American Citizens for a private reception welcoming LULAC’s newly elected National President Domingo Garcia. This event celebrates his new tenure as president, and will serve as a kick off event for LULAC’s 90th Year Anniversary. Please also join us in extending a warm and generous “Thank You” our underwriting partner: *** AT&T Federal Public Affairs*** FREE

FEB

12

Tue

David P. Calleo Seminar Series, 6-7pm at SAIS (conference room 806, 1619 Mass Ave NW). The SAIS European and Eurasian Studies (EES) Program cordially invites you to the Spring 2019 David P. Calleo Seminar Series at the SAIS Washington campus. The series is named in honor of Emeritus Professor David P. Calleo, who continues to inspire EES scholars through his contributions and legacy in teaching, research and scholarship. FREE

FEB

12

Tue

Small Business Development Centers Showcase & Reception, 5-7pm at Rayburn Office Building (50 Independence Ave., SW, Room 2068 (Rayburn Cafeteria)). America’s SBDC is hosting its annual Client Showcase & Reception where SBDC clients from around the country will showcase their products and services. Legislators, SBDC leaders and other SBDC clients from around the country will come togerher for this special night in our nationa’s capitol. FREE

FEB

12

Tue

The Chemistry of Wine and Chocolate, 5-7pm at 902 Hart Senate Office BuildingChemistry is everywhere! Everything you hear, see, smell, taste, and touch involves chemistry and chemicals. Wine and chocolate are no exception. This event will highlight how chemistry is involved in the production, analysis, and consumption of both wine and chocolate, as well as the importance of supporting this industry through chemistry research. Join us for a discussion lead by expert panelists, followed by a reception where wine and chocolate will be served. FREE

FEB

12

Tue

Leadership Lessons: Lecture 1 with Carl Cohn, 5-6:30pm at Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Room 403 (800 21st Street, NW). Carl Cohn’s mother, a victim of domestic violence, raised six children by herself following her husband’s attempt to kill her when Carl was two years old. Growing up in a household defined by poverty and a devout Catholic faith led to him becoming both an altar boy and paper boy—two experiences that helped to profoundly influence the course of his early life and his decision to begin studying to be a priest at an early age. FREE

Monday, February 11, 2019

FEB

11

Mon

Expand the Field, 7:30-9pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1145 17th Street NW). For more than 130 years, National Geographic has expanded the understanding of our planet and beyond by supporting a diverse group of bold people and their transformative ideas. Join us, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, for a special night with some of our amazing explorers—linguistic anthropologist Sandhya Narayanan, paleoanthropologist and stand-up comic Ella Al-Shamahi, oceanographer Katy Croff Bell, and carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant—who are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge, building a diverse community of innovators, and inspiring the next generation of changemakers. $25

FEB

11

Mon

Habitat on the Hill 2019: Opening Reception, 6-8pm at National Building Museum (401 F Street Northwest). Join fellow housing affordability advocates as we celebrate the opening of our annual legislative conference, Habitat on the Hill 2019: It begins with us. This reception will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, networking opportunities and exclusive after-hours access to Matthew Desmond’s Evicted exhibit. $10

FEB

11

Mon

Explore the Arctic in Virtual Reality, 5-7:30pm at Rayburn Building, FoyerYour office is cordially invited to a special event featuring a journey to the Arctic in virtual reality. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a cherished landscape owned by all Americans. Yet after decades of protection, the Trump administration is barreling forward with plans to open this irreplaceable wilderness to the fossil fuel industry for oil and gas drilling. These plans have been met with widespread opposition, including from indigenous Gwich’in people who rely on the caribou that migrate to the Refuge and consider the area targeted for drilling to be sacred. FREE

FEB

11

Mon

Foreign Policy in Bolsonaro’s Brazil, 6-7:30pm at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (1740 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Kenney Auditorium). Following the inauguration of President Jair Bolsonaro in January 2019, Brazil has undergone a paradigm shift in its foreign policy stance. A panel of experts will discuss the broader implications for the Latin American region as well as the United States. FREE

Sunday, February 10, 2019

FEB

10

Sun

Daniel Stipe In Recital, 7:30-9pm at Virginia Theological Seminary, Immanuel Chapel (3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304). In 2019, Virginia Theological Seminary’s Lifelong Learning Department’s Music, Liturgy, and the Arts presents three music events at the award-winning Immanuel Chapel, located in Alexandria, Virginia. We welcome you to experience the diversity of offerings, the melodic contributions of the performers, and the majesty of the space. FREE

Saturday, February 9, 2019

FEB

9

Sat

SWEAT FEST 2:Cupid’s Revenge, 10am-noon at W Washington DC (515 15th St NW). Boutique fitness studio SWEAT DC is hosting, SWEAT FEST 2:Cupid’s Revenge, a community workout event. The fitness focused event is a follow-up to their highly popular first SWEAT FEST held last September. Once again the event will be held in partnership with DC’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s program #FITDC, and this time around W Washington Hotel has joined on as the venue partner. $15, Free afterparty with RSVP to [email protected]

FEB

9

Sat

Pop-Up Magazine: Winter Issue 2019, 6:30pm at Warner Theatre (513 13th St NW). Pop Up Magazine is a live magazine :a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. Each issue is different from the last, with photography, film, radio, and original music mixed together and performed live onstage by a cast of talented people. $20+

FEB

9

Sat

Sweethearts & Patriots Gala, 7pm at The French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Sweethearts and Patriots is a charity gala that benefits organizations in support of veterans. In 2019, the beneficiaries will be Disabled American Veterans and Terre Fraternité. The evening will be a celebration with a French and American patriotic theme including heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and dancing. The event is open to all, and sponsored by the District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. $135+

FEB

9

Sat

The Whiffenpoofs in Concert, 7-10pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD 20816). More than 100 years ago, five of the Yale Glee Club’s best singers convened at Mory’s Temple Bar to escape the cold of a January night. The tavern’s barkeep welcomed them in, and thus began the Whiffenpoofs – a Yale institution that survives to this day. Enjoy an evening with this most traditional and begloved boy band. $20+

FEB

9

Sat

Art Reception: “Perspectives” & “Studio Spotlight: Storytellers”, 4-6pm at Art Enables (2204 Rhode Island Ave NE). Art Enables Studio and Gallery is bringing in the New Year with “PERSPECTIVES” and “Studio Spotlight: Storytellers”—a selection of strong and memorable work highlighting the talents and unique styles of the resident artists of Art Enables. In “PERSPECTIVES” enjoy many works that feature unique physical perspectives, such as Gen Gaines’ “A Summer Stroll on RIA” or Raymond Lewis’ “On the Valley Floor” featuring a dizzying bird’s eye view of Zion Canyon, the rocks and valley floor rippling with lines and colors. FREE

FEB

9

Sat

Opening Reception: Love in all Mediums, 2-6pm at Zenith Gallery (1429 Iris St., NW). We will show new work by many of our gallery artists. Looking back at 40 years of operating a gallery in Washington D.C., is nothing less than a monumental accomplishment and experience. I’m so honored to represent such incredible artists. It is an equal honor and a pleasure, to work with clients who value the talent and creativity of the artists, and let us in their homes and offices to enhance their environments. FREE

Friday, February 8, 2019

FEB

8

Fri

Improv Pop-Up Presents: Melanin – A Comedy Show, 8-9:30pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave NW). Improv Pop-Up is at it again — bringing you some of the best improvisers in DC in this all People of Color cast! If you’ve never seen improv comedy before, imagine SNL but made up on the spot and funnier! $10

FEB

8

Fri

The Late Shift: Love & Ritual, 7-10pm at Torpedo Factory Art Center (105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). On the Second Friday of every month, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists’ studios during The Late Shift. In February, spread love through art, music, and healing arts. Co-curated by The Omi Collective, an artist cooperative that works with creatives to develop artistic fashions and designs while maintaining community spirit. Target Gallery also hosts the reception for Ritualisms. FREE

FEB

8

Fri

J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations – Jory Vinikour, harpsichord, 7:30-9:30pm at 28 Chairs (Aberfoyle Place NW). Virtuoso American harpsichordist Jory Vinikour brings his “superb” (New Yorker, May 21, 2018) interpretation of J.S. Bach’s endlessly fresh Goldberg Variations to 28 Chairs for an intimate performance in a private Chevy Chase residence. The concert will be followed by a complimentary wine reception. $60

FEB

8

Fri

French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Evening of Vocals, 7:30-9:30pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Art Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical Russian music: A Valentine’s Day program of Love Songs of the Great Entertainers. The concert is followed by a wine reception. $35

FEB

8

Fri

Scholar Spotlight – The Shōwa Bauhauslers by Dr. Suzie Kim, 6:30-8:30pm at Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan (1150 18th Street Northwest, Suite 100). Through a close investigation of artist Migishi Kōtarō (1903–34)’s atelier in Tokyo (1934), Dr. Suzie Kim will discuss modern architectural practices of Japanese architect and former Bauhausler Yamawaki Iwao (1898-1987), who sought to advance Japanese housing style based on his study at the Dessau Bauhaus between 1930 and 1932 and searched for a synthesis between geometric forms, straightforward structures, reinforced concrete, and the traditional Japanese construction methods. FREE

FEB

8

Fri

TIMUR Opera Concert on February 8, 2019 (Washington, DC), 7:30-9pm at Ambassade de France / Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Accompanied by pianist Genadi Zagor, who will also perform solo improvisations, TIMUR will sing a rare selection of romantic melodies from the songbooks of these legendary entertainers, who captivated opera, concert hall and cabaret audiences throughout the 20th century. And as a special treat, our last minute addition to the program is Anna Kusner, guitar. Join the heart – warming performance of Kazakh – American singer TIMUR before St. Valentines day. Wine Tasting is also included. $35

FEB

8

Fri

Opening Reception: Love in all Mediums, 5-8pm at Zenith Gallery (1429 Iris St., NW). We will show new work by many of our gallery artists. Looking back at 40 years of operating a gallery in Washington D.C., is nothing less than a monumental accomplishment and experience. I’m so honored to represent such incredible artists. It is an equal honor and a pleasure, to work with clients who value the talent and creativity of the artists, and let us in their homes and offices to enhance their environments. FREE

Thursday, February 7, 2019

FEB

7

Thu

Feb. Fall/Winter 2019 District of Fashion Runway Show, 6-10pm at TBD (TBD). The DowntownDC BID is producing a NYFW inspired runway show on Thurs. Feb. 7, 2019 to feature Fall/Winter 2019 looks. Our goal is to bridge the gap between DC and NY by aligning ourselves with industry standard practices in fashion and highlighting the unique talent located in the DC/MD/VA area. The DMV area is filled amazing designers, models and talent that already have made names for themselves worldwide and DowntownDC aims to create a platform to showcase them to elevate DC’s position in the fashion industry. FREE

FEB

7

Thu

Literature as Resistance: Dutch Clandestine Literature (1940–1945), 6-7:30pm at Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House, Oak RoomIn this lecture, Jeroen Dewulf shows that, in all its complexity, clandestine literature offers a unique perspective on Dutch society under German occupation and on the postwar debates about heroism, resistance, collaboration, and victimization. FREE

FEB

7

Thu

2019 Annual Gala, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Please join the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital for our Annual Gala honoring Juliet Eilperin for Excellence in Journalism. $175+

FEB

7

Thu

DCEFF Benefit Reception for Juliet Eilperin, 6:30-8:30pm at Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court Northwest). Please join the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital for our annual Benefit Reception honoring Juliet Eilperin for Excellence in Journalism. $175+

FEB

7

Thu

Opening Reception of OPEN: An Installation by Robin Bell, 6-8pm at Flagg Building (500 17th Street NW Washington, DC). OPEN, an installation of lights and projections by artist Robin Bell, is a celebration of transparency, belonging and accessibility. Reflecting on the cancellation of the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Corcoran some thirty years ago, Bell intends for OPEN to serve a counterpoint to decisions regarding censorship, erasure and closure. FREE

FEB

7

Thu

YTP: 10th Annual YTP Holiday Reception with Former Rep. Jim Kolbe, 6-8pm at TBA (TBA). Former Rep. Jim Kolbe once again invites YTP to his Capitol Hill home for a discussion of current and past trade and political topics over hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The reception will take place from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, February 7th. As it is a private residence and space is very limited, RSVP is necessary. FREE

FEB

7

Thu

The Next Arab Uprising with former Jordanian FM Marwan Muasher, 3:30-5pm (CCAS Boardroom). The Georgetown MENA Forum is pleased to bring you a conversation with Dr. Marwan Muasher, the former foreign minister and deputy prime minister of Jordan. In a conversation moderated by Prof. Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Dr. Muasher will speak on his recent Foreign Affairs article, The Next Arab Uprising, in light of recent demonstrations in Jordan and Sudan. FREE

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

FEB

6

Wed

“Open to Interpretation” – Paintings and drawings by Claudia Samper, 6-7:30pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). If someone had told me years ago that I was going to use birds as my subject matter, I would not have believed them, but here we are! Over the years, I have developed a connection with birds. This stems, I believe, from sharing the start of my day together as I sit on my patio with my morning coffee. I observe them carefully and have come to appreciate their apparent freedom, inclination to explore, early rising habits, delicate yet sturdy nests they build for their family, beautiful songs, and of course, their colorful plumage. FREE

FEB

6

Wed

2019 New Congress Welcome Reception, 6-8pm at Altria Client Services (101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Suite 400W). Launching the session as the new Congress begins its work, the CHLI’s New Congress Welcome Reception in Washington, D.C., connects new and seasoned members, from both sides of the aisle, with corporate, civic and non-profit leaders and executives, as well as members of the diplomatic community. FREE

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

FEB

5

Tue

DC API User Group – February Edition, 6-9pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). FREE

FEB

5

Tue

Diabolique, 7-9pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series “Focus on Clouzot”, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of Diabolique. FREE

FEB

5

Tue

A U.S. Perspective of Cyber Intelligence for Critical Infrastructure, 4:30-6pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 16th St. NW). The energy sector faces more cyber attacks than any other industry. Despite escalating risks, the energy sector faces serious challenges responding to security threats effectively. It is imperative that the United States takes the necessary steps to update and protect its existing energy infrastructures – particularly the electrical grid – in order to bolster its security. Making things a little more difficult to predict, not all U.S. electrical grids are created equal. The electrical sector has been late in the game when it comes to embracing information technology that focus on technology. FREE

FEB

5

Tue

Romania under Communism: Paradox & Degeneration, 5:30-7:30pm at Mortara Center for International Studies (36th Street Northwest). Dr. Dennis Deletant, in his latest book Romania under Communism: Paradox & Degeneration, explores how Romania’s trajectory as a Communist state within the Soviet bloc was unlike that of any other. Please join CERES for our annual annual Ion Raţiu lecture, a book talk with Dr. Deletant. FREE

FEB

5

Tue

DISCUSSION: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Impunity, 9:30am-12:30pm at House of Sweden (2900 K Street Northwest). Please join the Embassy of Sweden and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) for a moderated panel on sexual and gender-based violence as a significant cause of forced migration and displacement in Central America, (SGBV). In addition to addressing the types of violence and obstacles survivors face to seeking justice and protection, expert panelists will provide recommendations to end sexual and gender-based violence and impunity against women, children, and LGBTI people. FREE

Saturday, February 2, 2019

FEB

2

Sat

EYA female vocal trio and Irish Harp ― St. Brigid, The Second Patron Saint, 5-7:30pm at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD 20816). Award-winning vocal trio EYA specializes in the interpretation of medieval music for women’s voices. Lauded as “remarkable” and “gorgeous” by The Washington Post, EYA has been featured on Voice of America, and recently won the Ovation Award for Best New Recording for The Three Marys. This celebration of “the other patron saint of Ireland” will feature Irish harp. Join us for a wine and cheese reception following the concert. $10-$30

FEB

2

Sat

Maryland Grape & Wine Industry Annual Conference 2019 – Vendor Registration, Feb 1-2 at Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel (903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204). $100

Friday, February 1, 2019

FEB

1

Fri

Cloth and Community: An Edible Color Workshop, 7-10pm at The Lemon Collective (808 Upshur St NW, 2nd Floor). A workshop combining cloth and food to create a night of fine dining that engages all five senses. Participants will be invited to eat a three course meal prepared by local food professional Rachel Robey, that uses whole and seasonally appropriate ingredients to create artful, filling food. Throughout the meal, participants will be guided by Eliza Wapner to use specific ingredients that were used in meal that double as dye plants to dye their very own silk bandana. The meal will highlight the connections between food and cloth including sustainable and ritual practices while also providing a unique, sensory experience. $70

FEB

1

Fri

GEP/NRSD Alumni Conference Friday Feb 1, 2019, 2:30-8pm at Letts Hall- Formal Lounge (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW). You are invited to come together as a group of talented and diverse alumni, faculty, staff and current students to reflect on our planet’s greatest challenges. It is also the perfect chance to catch up and reconnect with old friends and mentors and form new ties. FREE

FEB

1

Fri

Georgian Embassy Movie Series: Namme, 6:30-9:30pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R Street Northwest). Namme lives with her father Ali in a remote Georgian village in the midst of the countryside. Ali has been a water healer for many years, hoping his sons and his daughter will eventually take over this significant task within the village community. As his sons have developed in different directions, Namme is the only one willing to take over from her father and become a healer. Ali prepares her for this responsibility but the experience of the outside world, her discovery of the kind of life she is about to commit herself to, leads her into a deep crisis. FREE

FEB

1

Fri

First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios, at Artists & Makers Studios (11810 Parklawn Drive and 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD 20852). Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring four new exhibits for the month of February at two locations. A&M1 Parklawn will host solo exhibits for artists Russell Simmons with Something Old & Something New – examining a career of more than 45 years with work that is kinetic and grounded in the elements of lines and colors of the African diaspora – unexpected patterns, images, shapes, texture, and collage; Therese Brown’s Baba Yaga’s Garden – a series of wet cyanotype prints on watercolor paper, and lumen prints on Ilford photographic paper. FREE

January 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

JAN

31

Thu

The Night of Ide