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February 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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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

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14

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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+

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Ideas, 630pm at La Maison Française – Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Don’t miss the first Washington, D.C. edition of the Night of Ideas, a global marathon of ideas with talks and performances by today’s leading thinkers and creators. For one night only, guests will have the unique opportunity to hear from philosophers, sociologists, economists, musicians, artists and authors from the Washington, D.C. area and around the world while exploring the museum during special extended hours. FREE

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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30

Wed

Intro to Data Science: Predict the Box Office, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). Can box office sales be predicted? We’ll show you how using Python, as well as introducing core Data Science concepts and processes. No previous knowledge of Data Science is required, though some programming background is helpful. This is designed to be a fun, introductory workshop for beginners. Be sure to bring your laptop. FREE

JAN

30

Wed

Washington After Work Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street Northwest). Join Washington After Work founder for free Millenium Stage events at the Kennedy Center. See world class talent in a fantastic setting all for free! January 30: Renato Bellucci, a treasured classical guitarist from Paraguay, showcases his innovative style for D.C. audiences with the special participation of singer Chiara Bellucci. FREE

JAN

30

Wed

Reactions to Contemporary Culture: Featuring French artists, 6-8pm at Artist’s Proof Art Gallery & Consultancy (1533 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest). Artist’s Proof in collaboration with Batignolles in DC is pleased to announce the exhibition Reactions to Contemporary Culture: Featuring French artists Helder Batista and Gaëtan de Seguin. Responding to pivotal events that have shaped contemporary culture, Batista and de Sequin challenge the traditional boundaries of art and defy easy definition. FREE

JAN

30

Wed

Opening Reception: Women who Work, Care, and Create, 5-8pm at 1111 Sculpture Space (1111 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). Throughout history, women have been excluded in virtually every field. Even when women are included, their achievements are overlooked and forgotten. Within the male-dominated art historical field, women sculptors are a rarity — normally working in textiles, decorative and fabric art — disregarded as a lower art form. While some women sculptors working in the “high art” form such as Edmonia Lewis, Barbara Hepworth, Beverly Pepper, Properzia de’ Rossi, Ruth Asawa, and Louise Bourgeois, most of these women are not discussed enough with their male counterparts in the history of art. In the current environment we are striving to showcase our local women sculptors, their works, and their importance to the Global arts scene. FREE

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Tue

Getting Started in Tech, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). In this talk, we’ll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the local tech community. Then we’ll dive into the job opportunities available locally, from positions you’ve heard of like front end developer, to ones that are new to the scene, like developer evangelist. Come armed with questions, this is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know about beginning your career in tech. FREE

JAN

29

Tue

Lecture: Contending with the Holocaust in Central Europe, 6-8pm at Embassy of Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the lecture Contending with the Holocaust in Central Europe by Michael Kraus, Dirks Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, on January 29, 2019, at 6 pm. In his reflections on the subject, Dr. Kraus traces the journeys of his relatives, those who perished and those who were saved. FREE

JAN

29

Tue

Meet the Northern Virginia Urban League, 7-9pm at Northern Virginia Urban League HQ (1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Join us for our Meet and Greet! This reception will be held at the NVUL headquarters in Alexandria. Mix and mingle with NVUL members, old and new. FREE

Monday, January 28, 2019

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28

Mon

Diversi: 1938 by Giorgio Treves, 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute invite you to the US Premiere of 1938: Diversi, a documentary by Academy Award nominated director Giorgio Treves. FREE

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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26

Sat

A Toast to the Tastemakers: A Celebration of International Sous Vide Day, 6-9:30pm at Ambassade de France / Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Celebrate International Sous Vide Day along with the birthday of the sous vide pioneer himself, Dr. Bruno Goussault. Both a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception and 4-course seated dinner with wine will let you experience the pure, complex flavors of US, French, and Thai cuisine (along with a few other favorites of Dr. Goussault himself) prepared using the technique of sous vide. $100

JAN

26

Sat

4th Annual BKE Winter Fashion Show- “Wool Wonders”, 6:30-10pm at Embassy of Uzbekistan (1746 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). We are excited to celebrate our 4th anniversary with our friends and fans at the iconic Embassy of Uzbekistan Washington DC. You are in treat for an Haute couture winter fashion show featuring “WoolWonders” by Irena Levkovich along with other designers and live performances as celebrate the rich Ubbek arts and culture Tickets are on sale now and grab yours while they last. $20+

JAN

26

Sat

Winter Opening Reception, 6-9pm at American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW). Mix and mingle with artists, curators, and fellow patrons at our Winter Opening Reception. See our four new exhibitions on view: The Gifts of Tony Podesta; Nancy at Ninety: A Retrospective of Form and Color; Jirí Kolár (1914 – 2002): Forms of Visual Poetry, and Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane: Influences and Connections, presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art. Free and open to all. FREE

JAN

26

Sat

2019 Scottish Universities Burns Night & Ceilidh, 6-11:30pm at The Willard Intercontinental Hotel (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest). The Alumni Clubs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the University of St Andrews, with the support of the Scottish Government, invite you to our annual Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh on Saturday, January, 26th 2019 in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel. $120

JAN

26

Sat

Panamá in the Capital #wydDC, 12:30-9:30pm at The Catholic University of America/La Universidad Católica de América (620 Michigan Avenue Northeast ). Join thousands of college students and young adults (ages 18-39) on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for a one-day Catholic festival at The Catholic University of America. Experience World Youth Day in Panama including world-renowned speakers, live music, simultaneous streaming of Pope Francis in Panama, and authentic Panamanian culture! $10-20

Friday, January 25, 2019

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25

Fri

Francophonie Holiday Party @ The French Embassy, 6-8pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). 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

JAN

25

Fri

Annual Tatiana Ball / Eжегодный Татьянин Бал, 6:30-10pm at Russian Embassy / Посольствo Pоссийской Федерации (2650 Wisconsin Ave NW). Tatiana Ball is the most sought-out cultural event and it’s happening on January 25, 2019, at the Russian Embassy! If you missed it last year – you don’t want to miss it again. If you attended, then you know what the hype is all about. $75+

JAN

25

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

JAN

25

Fri

FACETS Art Reception, 5:30-8pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street Northwest). Art Impact™ International’s Exhibition “FACETS” will come to a close on January 31, 2019. The artwork is being exhibited from Jan. 10th through the 31st. It features 30 Artists from the DMV area. Enjoy 101 works of art. You, your family and friends are invited to enjoy our Closing Reception with Artist Talks, refreshments, good company and good times. Register to obtain your ticket letting us know you will attend, Friday, January 25, 2019 (5:30 PM to 8:0 PM. FREE

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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24

Thu

Hacking 101: Data Visualization, 6-8pm (1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209). We recommend that you bring a system with Windows 7-10 for hands-on practice, but no materials are required when attending. This basic introductory workshop will introduce individuals who have no prior experience in the science and art of visualizing data within the context of Cybersecurity. Don’t worry, no math will be involved, that will be saved for a 102. FREE

JAN

24

Thu

A Bokamoso Performance at the Embassy of South Africa, 6-8pm at Embassy of South Africa (3051 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Members of the Bokamoso Life Centre, which provides scholarships for continuing education, social services, and art, drama and music therapy for the community of Winterveldt, South Africa, will perform traditional South African songs and original poetry, while speaking with the audience about their personal stories and experiences at Bokamoso. $50

JAN

24

Thu

Age of Agility Summit D.C., 3-6pm at Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (1615 H Street, NW). This event is the culmination of the Age of Agility National Tour that convened business, education, and policy leaders to develop solutions for aligning education pathways to the future of work. FREE

JAN

24

Thu

2019 APTA CSM Creighton Reception, 6:30-8pm at Marriott Marquis Washington (901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Independence Salon E). Interim Deam Amy Friedman Wilson, the SPAHP Alumni Advisory Board, and the Creighton Physical Therapy Faculty invite all alumni, students, clinical instructors, and friends attending CSM or living in the Washington DC area to join them for a reception featuring a Dean’s Update for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, door prizes, light appetizers, drinks, and conversation with Creighton colleagues. FREE

JAN

24

Thu

PTRS Alumni & Friends Reception @ CSM 2019, 6:30-8:30pm at Marriott Marquis Washington (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Marquis Salon 12). Complimentary appetizers and cash bar will be available. We will also recognize our 2018 alumni award winners: Tania Brown (Alumna of the Year) and J.C. Metivier (Young Alumnus of the Year). FREE

JAN

24

Thu

WWLI Event: Rodarte Exhibit and Networking Reception, 5-7pm at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Avenue Northwest). Join WWLI for an evening of luxury fashion and fun! Enjoy access to the Rodarte exhibit and a networking reception on the Mezzanine level in the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts building. The reception includes a 2-hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres. $75+

JAN

24

Thu

Lecture and Exhibit Opening: A Far Cry, 6-8pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). Czech visual artist Roman Kameš will present the talk and exhibition opening A Far Cry, paintings inspired by his time spent in the mountains of Ladakh – the western Himalayas, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on January 24, 2019, at 6 pm. The mountains, with the play of shadows on the faces of rocks, are like paintings themselves as the sun strikes them with ultraviolet rays bringing out surprising chromatic harmonies of emerald green, intense bright orange, golden yellow, and deep indigo. Each painting tells a story from these mountains. It is raining on the canvas of the Monsoon. The opaque surface of the painting seems impassable, until the eye spots a breach. A bit of Ladakh earth mixed with tempera, Quicksands, traps the adventurer and his footloose spirit. Join us for a lecture with the artist on these works inspired by the majestic mountains of the Himalayas. FREE

JAN

24

Thu

RSA Federal Summit – Techniques in Cybersecurity (atr), 7:30am-6:30pm at Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th Street Northwest). This educational, one-day event will feature hundreds of subject matter experts from the Federal Government discussing the latest tools, trends and techniques in Cybersecurity, including an outstanding program with over a dozen agency CISOs and security experts speaking and sitting on informative and interactive panels. FREE

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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23

Wed

Film Screening of “The Young Juggler,” Starring Tony Curtis, 6-7pm at Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship House, Oak Room (1700 Wisconsin Avenue NW). “Some Like It Hot” came out in 1959, and “Spartacus” in 1960. At the pinnacle of his career, Tony Curtis starred in a telefilm that he coproduced. Though not on a par with either film just mentioned, this 51-minute television segment offers an unusual take on the juggler story to show off Curtis’s looks and talents. It makes the original character into a lady’s man who when pursued by vengeful cuckolds betrays his best friend. Since airing on March 29, 1960, the film has not been screened. Come and enjoy time travel back nearly sixty years—and perhaps a few laughs, both intended and not so. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Jumpstart 2019: Accelerating Gov Cloud in a Cloud Smart World, 6-8pm at 1776 Crystal City (1776 Crystal City). Without a doubt, cloud computing is playing a central role in agency efforts to modernize their IT infrastructure. Agencies have made great strides in understanding the benefits and challenges of cloud. In this meetup, we will discuss how agencies can accelerate cloud adoption. FREE

JAN

23

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, and functions, and go over basic data science concepts. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal , 4:30-6pm at The Institute of World Politics (1521 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: While driving out of the American embassy in Moscow on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station heard a knock on his car window. A man on the curb handed him an envelope whose contents stunned U.S. intelligence: details of top-secret Soviet research and developments in military technology that were totally unknown to the United States. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Washington After Work Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street Northwest). Join Washington After Work founder for free Millenium Stage events at the Kennedy Center. See world class talent in a fantastic setting all for free! January 23: The NSO Youth Fellows present a night of chamber music and solo performances FREE

JAN

23

Wed

A Casa Tutti Bene ( There’s No Place Like Home ), 6-8pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Family reunions are short for a reason: the potential for politeness and civility to give way to childish barbs and decades-old resentments increases exponentially with every passing day. In the latest star-studded movie by Gabriele Muccino, A Casa Tutti Bene (There’s no place like home) an unexpected storm strands a family gathered to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of their grandparents on the small island of Ischia in Italy. The entire family is forced to live under the same roof for two days and two nights, leading to them rehash unresolved conflicts. But when the storm passes and they can return home, nothing will ever be the same again… FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Lecture and Exhibit Opening: A Far Cry, 7-10pm at Embassy of the Czech Republic (3900 Spring of Freedom Street Northwest). Czech visual artist Roman Kameš will present the lecture and exhibit A Far Cry, paintings inspired by his time spent in the mountains of Ladakh – the Western Himalayas. The mountains, with the play of shadows on the faces of rocks, are like paintings themselves as the sun strikes them with ultraviolet rays bringing out surprising chromatic harmonies of emerald green, intense bright orange, golden yellow, and deep indigo. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

Welcome 116th Congress Reception, 6-9pm at Policy Restaurant & Lounge (1904 14th Street Northwest). Join the grassroots and advocacy community for a special welcome reception for the 116th Congress at Policy Lounge. This will be GPN’s first event of the year and many of the 2019 events will be announced and released at this event. If you work in government relations, advocacy, media, communications, The Hill, or just love politics…this is the event for you. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

ACEC/MW 2018-2019 EEA Awards Reception Gala, 6-8:30pm at Top of the Town (1400 14th Street, North Arlington, VA 22209). Please join us for a Unique Evening at a New and Fantastic Location to recognize the Tremendous EEA Projects that the Engineering Firms in our region are being awarded. Drinks at the Bar, Heavy Hor’Devoures, Dessert and the Best Networking Around! $50+

JAN

23

Wed

JumpStart January: Careers in Conflict and Negotiation, 4-6:30pm at Mortara Center BoardroomConflict and Negotiation is an expanding field of professional practice, both in the United States and around the world. The escalating costs of conflict for countries, organizations, and individuals has led to an increased demand for specialists entering the field. Join us for a panel discussion with professionals who have worked across sectors engaged in local and global conflict resolution initiatives. This event includes a moderated panel from 4pm-5pm with a small networking reception, hosted by the Georgetown Baker Negotiation Network, to follow until 6 pm. FREE

JAN

23

Wed

WWLI Event: Rodarte Exhibit and Networking Reception, 5-7pm at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Avenue Northwest). Join WWLI for an evening of luxury fashion and fun! Enjoy access to the Rodarte exhibit and a networking reception on the Mezzanine level in the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts building. The reception includes a 2-hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres. $75

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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22

Tue

⭐Winter Homebuyer Seminar, 6:30-8pm at Berkshire Hathaway (1930 18th St NW #4). 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

JAN

22

Tue

Visualizing the History of Fugazi + Viz and Tell, 6-8pm at Arlington Tech eXchange (Excella Consulting) (2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 630, Arlington, VA). Carni Klirs is a designer and a musician from Washington, DC. He fell in love with design in high school, by making flyers for punk shows. The social activism of the DC punk scene led him to organizations that use design for social good. After graduating from American University, he spent 5 years at Free Range Studios, working for non-profit clients such as Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, and NARAL Pro Choice America. FREE

JAN

22

Tue

The Trump Trade Agenda in the 116th Congress, 12-1:30pm at Covington & Burling LLP (850 10th Street Northwest). To launch the Washington-based activities of the Embassy and Ministry Network in 2019, WITA, with the support of the the law firm of Covington & Burling, will hold a series of monthly lunches on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on trade topics. These exclusive briefings will be conducted under “Chatham House Rules” (participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed). FREE

JAN

22

Tue

The Murderer Lives at Number 21, 7-8:30pm 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 The Murderer Lives at Number 21​. Inspector Wenceslas “Wens” Vorobeychik is assigned the case of a serial killer who leaves a calling card with the name “Monsieur Durand” on his victims. FREE

JAN

22

Tue

Night at Little Theater of Alexandria Play “Fantasticks” , 8-11pm (600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). The American Legion Post 24 of Alexandria is participating with Little Theatre of Alexandria in their Partners in Art Night program. The American Legion is sponsoring the play Fantasticks on the evening of January 22 to include with a pre-show reception in the Green Room starting at 6:30pm. Additionally, there will be refreshments available during intermission. $50

JAN

22

Tue

Reception Celebrating Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen, 6-7:30pm (2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Join us for a meet-and-greet reception with Dr. Leana Wen on Tuesday, January 22 from 6-7:30pm. Her appointment as President of Planned Parenthood is a historic first in AAPI representation! Refreshments will be served. FREE

Monday, January 21, 2019

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21

Mon

Traditional Viennese Concert Cafe – American Austrian Cultural Society, 3-5pm at The Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court). Please join the American-Austrian Cultural Society in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington for another traditional Wiener Kaffeehausjause prepared our own Austrian Master Chef Wilhelm Jonach. Feel as if you were in Vienna on a relaxing afternoon, reliving the atmosphere of a Viennese Café, renewing old friendships and making new ones as you enjoy Viennese coffee, tea, or a glass of delicious Austrian wine, traditional Belegte Brötchen (open sandwiches), as well as Apfelstrudel mit Schlagobers (apple strudel with whipped cream) and exquisite petit fours. $35+

Sunday, January 20, 2019

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20

Sun

Creative Confidence: Transform Your Ideas into Reality, 4-6pm at Dwell DC (1200 Block of Florida Ave NE and Trinidad Ave NE). Putting our ideas out in the world is one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves and the planet. And sometimes, we just need a little nudge to know how to get started. This workshop is for makers of all stripes – from side hustlers to product folks to artists – who want to take their creativity to the next level. $55

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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19

Sat

Front Window Feature: Akemi Maegawa, 5-8pm at Brentwood Arts Exchange (3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, Maryland 20722). The Alumni Clubs of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the University of St Andrews, with the support of the Scottish Government, invite you to our annual Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh on Saturday, January, 26th 2019 in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel. FREE

Friday, January 18, 2019

JAN

18

Fri

Winter Reception At The Embassy of France, 6-9pm at Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road, NW). 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

JAN

18

Fri

Chinese Culture Night, 6:30-10pm at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Concert Hall (4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030). Chinese Culture Institute cordially invites you to join the Chinese Culture Night, enjoy the social networking at the reception and then come to experience a spectacular show “Shen Yun”. $105

JAN

18

Fri

__lineation__, 7-9pm 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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

JAN

17

Thu

Pre-Womens March DIY “NO” Tee Meetup, 7-9pm at Dwell DC, Red Brick Carriage House Alley (1200 block of Florida Ave NE & Trinidad Ave NE). We are joining the Womyns Wave this January!! Femme Fatale is hosting a pre-march DIY “NO” Tee Meetup. The Womyn’s March exists to fight bigotry and discrimination in all their forms and to lift up the voices of womyn who are too often left out. Join us in unity for an evening of creating “NO” tee to show your support in the dismantling aspects of society that are harmful to the human race and mother earth. This is a safe space and we invite you to join in a conversation or share your story/ies of inequality and injustices. Supplies for Womyn March signs will be available. $10

JAN

17

Thu

Ethical Considerations for New Technologies, 5:30-9pm at Jones Day (300 New Jersey Avenue NW). Please join us for an evening discussing the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of July 2018, along with the regulatory, legal, and social impact of technologies such as machine learning, AI, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, open-source software, and social media. FREE

JAN

17

Thu

SCREENING: Théo’s Choice by Thomas Cauvin, 7-9pm at Embassy of France – La Maison Francaise (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). THEO’S CHOICE In French with English subtitles. Theo Brode, like so many in Louisiana, chose to learn, speak, and preserve the language of their Cajun, Creoles and other French ancestors. Theo’s Choice is a documentary about French language in South-West Louisiana and the struggle to preserve an endangered heritage through immersion schools in the United States. Once the official language in Louisiana, French almost disappeared in the mid-20th century due to Americanization FREE

JAN

17

Thu

#PLEN40 Leadership Connection Series: Women Powering the Future, 4:30-7:30pm at Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center (901 K Street 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

JAN

17

Thu

Opening Reception – New Year/New Artists, 6:30-8pm at Long View Gallery (1234 9th St NW). Let’s kick off 2019 with some fun! Join us in welcoming four new artists to Long View Gallery in the first exhibition of the year, New Year/New Artists. We will be featuring the work of Francie Hester, Greg Minah, Frank Campion and Stefan Breukers. FREE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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16

Wed

The Art of Data Science: 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 any findings to the right audience. You need the beauty behind the data…visualizations. They help you understand your data, and most importantly, they help you communicate your data. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss the different visualizations packages in Python, and walk through how to implement them, while covering some key data science concepts as well. FREE

JAN

16

Wed

Washington After Work Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street Northwest). Join Washington After Work founder for free Millenium Stage events at the Kennedy Center. See world class talent in a fantastic setting all for free! January 16: Lukáš Sommer is one of the leading personalities in the current generation of young composers. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic. FREE

JAN

16

Wed

U.S. Strategic Interests in Africa:A Discussion with Michael Morrow, 6:30-8:30pm at Barbaricum LLC (1714 N Street Northwest). What are American strategic interests in Africa, especially within this administration? Is it to combat terrorist groups like al Shabaab and Boko Haram? Is the aim to counterbalance growing Chinese influence on the continent? Is it to promote democratic values and human rights? Michael Morrow, a scholar at the Wilson Center will speak with us about his work on the topic. FREE

JAN

16

Wed

ITDP Reception 2019, 6-9pm at Baby Wale (1124 9th Street Northwest). This year we will welcome our new CEO, Heather Thompson, and celebrate our work on shared mobility and evaluating transit access in North American cities. We look forward to meeting you all and launching a great year in the transport sector. FREE

JAN

16

Wed

HillVets LEADCON, 1-7pm at Gallup (901 F Street Northwest, Please use the 9th St. Entrance). Be the first to join us for an unconventional and timely forum on defense, veteran, and communications/media issues produced by fast-rising Veteran leaders participating in the HillVets LEAD program. Hear from senior policy and communications experts and weigh in on the issues! FREE

JAN

16

Wed

Third Way’s Majority Party, 6-9pm at Pearl Street Warehouse (33 Pearl Street Southwest). Please join us to help celebrate the tremendous victory for Democrats in the 2018 elections at Third Way’s Majority Party. By pulling the lever for a wide array of Democratic women, people of color, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates, voters in every region of the country have ushered in the most representative coalition of elected officials in history. Democrats embraced a big tent and Americans rewarded mainstream candidates with their votes. Let’s cheers to that! FREE

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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15

Tue

JAY MYSELF: A SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN WILKES & JAY MAISEL, 6:30-8pm at National Geographic Campus, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium (1145 17th Street NW). Join renowned photographers and artists Jay Maisel and Stephen Wilkes as they share stories about their work, lives, and friendship, as well as the making of Stephen’s documentary feature, Jay Myself. See clips from this powerful new film about Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after 48 years, begrudgingly sold his home—the 30,000-square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.” $25

JAN

15

Tue

Connection before Content in Executive and Leadership Communication, 6-8pm at Christine Schubert (1801 K Street NW Suite 700K). Google’s internal quest to build the perfect team found that the #1 indicator of high-performing, innovative teams is the psychological safety and trust that develop through social connections. How can we weave trust and connection into the fabric of organizations? Chad Littlefield, TEDx speaker and author, will share practical, tangible tools and experiences on how leaders can establish this culture of connection. Forbes calls Chad a “global expert on asking questions that build trust and connection in teams.” FREE

JAN

15

Tue

How to make your Company AI Ready?, 6-8pm at WeWork The Apollo (810 7th Street NE). 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

JAN

15

Tue

Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building your own virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). FREE

JAN

15

Tue

PTV Group’s 2019 TRB Evening Reception, 6-9pm at Finn & Porter Restaurant (900 10th Street Northwest). We are pleased to invite you to join our evening reception and discuss about all things transportation, meet with other transportation experts like you, and to celebrate #40yearsofPTV. See you there! FREE

JAN

15

Tue

Hyatt Place DC/ White House Reception, 5-7pm at Hyatt Place Washington Dc/ White House (1522 K Street Northwest). Welcome local Partners and Embassies! This is event will be full of fun and networking. Snacks and open bar provided! FREE

JAN

15

Tue

Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony 2019, 6:30-8:30pm at Sustainable Transport Award Ceremony 2019 (801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Ballroom C). The Sustainable Transport Award Committee invites you to join us as we celebrate cities that are transforming their streets, fighting climate change, and improving quality of life with innovative transport solutions. Representatives from winning city, Fortaleza, Brazil, and honorable mention, Bucheon, Korea will receive recognition for their cities’ achievements in 2018. A cocktail reception will precede the award ceremony. FREE

Monday, January 14, 2019

JAN

14

Mon

ZOFO: Monday evening concert, 8-10pm at Dumbarton Oaks Music Room (1703 32nd Street, NW). Since joining forces as a professional duo in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for “one piano four hands.” The Grammy-nominated ensemble makes its Dumbarton Oaks debut playing works by Franz Schubert, Samuel Barber, Urmas Sisask, and Terry Riley. $54

JAN

14

Mon

Canary Releases on Kubernetes with Spinnaker, Istio, and Prometheus, 6-8pm at EastBanc Tech (1211 31st Street NW). During this meetup, Slava Koltovich, CEO of Kublr, and Oleg Atamanenko, Senior Software Architect, will discuss canary release implementations on Kubernetes with Spinnaker, Istio, and Prometheus. They’ll examine the role of each tool in the process and how they are all connected. During a demo, they will demonstrate a successful and a failed canary release, and how these tools enable IT teams to properly roll out changes to their customer base without any downtime. FREE

JAN

14

Mon

Eno and Populus 2019 Annual TRB Reception, 5:30-7:30pm at Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center (901 K Street NW, 12th Floor). Join the Eno Center for Transportation for our free annual TRB reception sponsored by Populus, a data platform for cities to manage the future of mobility. Learn about Eno’s and Populus’s ongoing projects, while networking with Eno alumni, supporters, and experts from all areas of the transportation industry. FREE

JAN

14

Mon

2019 Lyft TRB Mixer, 6-9pm at The Hamilton (600 14th Street Northwest). From our bold vision for a multimodal transportation network (including the acquisition of the North America’s largest bikeshare company, Motivate), to a national challenge urging Americans to try a car-free lifestyle, 2018 was a huge year for us. We’re inviting our closest transportation friends to help us kick off all the exciting work that lies ahead in the new year. FREE

Sunday, January 13, 2019

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13

Sun

Happy Hour for Veterans and Patriots For Disabled Divers!, 5pm at Hill Country BBQ (410 7th St NW). Come enjoy happy hour and raise money for Patriots for Disabled Divers! PFDD is a local nonprofit that teaches disabled veterans and other disabled individuals how to scuba dive as a form of therapy! Cover charge of $15 will go toward the nonprofit. $15

JAN

13

Sun

ZOFO: Sunday evening concert, 7-9pm at Dumbarton Oaks Music Room (1703 32nd Street, NW). Since joining forces as a professional duo in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for “one piano four hands.” The Grammy-nominated ensemble makes its Dumbarton Oaks debut playing works by Franz Schubert, Samuel Barber, Urmas Sisask, and Terry Riley. $54

Saturday, January 12, 2019

JAN

12

Sat

Cultivating Community & Leveraging Resources Workshop, 12-4pm at The Coop , Dupont Circle (1615 New Hampshire Ave). Join us for our inaugural workshop to kick off 2019! Our Cultivating Community & Leveraging Resource Workshop will focus on making impactful partnerships, the importance of community, and resources available through DC’s 202Creates creative economy initiative. The workshop will include a 3-course catered lunch, keynote address and Q&A from from Maryann Lombardi – Chief Creative Economy Officer for DC Gov & 202Creates Program Manager, collaborative breakout sessions focused on your personal and professional career goals, and culminate with a champagne networking reception! $85

JAN

12

Sat

14th Annual Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Charity Ball Vasilica, 8pm-12am at The Manor House – Rock Creek (5121 Broad Branch Road, NW). Mingle and Network away the evening celebrating old Macedonian New Year’s, in support of the UMD’s internship and scholarship programs. Open bar, featuring Macedonian Rakija and Wines, Delicious and Rich Macedonian Menu, Raffle, Photo Ops, and DJ. $100+

JAN

12

Sat

Onesie Bar Crawl, 2-10pm at Amsterdam Lounge (1208 U St. NW). It’s happening! The official Onesie Crawl is coming to Washington, DC on Saturday, January 12th! Unleash your inner spirit animal, throw on your favorite onesie, and join us at the largest and most comfy bar event in the city! 10+ U STREET BARS, DJs, ALL-DAY drink specials, and more! Tickets will be limited! $15

JAN

12

Sat

Fashion & Nudity in Art Tour at the Smithsonian, 4:30-6:30pm at National Portrait Gallery – Kogod Courtyard (8th St NW & F St NW). Artists frequently use their subject’s clothing, or lack thereof, to help convey part of the story. Join us for this FREE tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery to explore how fashion and nudity in art shape our perceptions towards what we’re seeing. We’ll also learn how American fashion styles for both men and women have changed over time. Lively discussion and debate welcome. FREE

JAN

12

Sat

KA ZARR Entertainment Awards & RUBY Screening Event, 5-7pm at Hilton Hotel Conference Center (2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202). Our Multi-Award nominated feature film “RUBY” is coming back for a special Private Access Screening, following the 10th Annual WMIFF Gala & Awards event and Red Carpet Reception. $15+

JAN

12

Sat

Rachel Schmidt’s “Cairn Sounds” Opening + Performance, 7-9pm at Hamiltonian (1353 U St NW, Ste 101). Hamiltonian Gallery is pleased to begin 2019 with a debut solo exhibition by DC-based artist Rachel Schmidt. Cairn Sounds which opens to the public on Saturday, January 12 from 7 – 9 pm with a reception and performance by percussionist om.era.kev. FREE

Friday, January 11, 2019

JAN

11

Fri

French Embassy New Year’s Dance Soiree with with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and 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

JAN

11

Fri

Operation Code DC / Cakes & Tensors January Data Science Meetup, 5-7:30pm at Booz Allen Hamilton – Innovation Center (901 15th St NW). Operation Code DC is a nonprofit dedicated to helping transitioning military, military spouses, and veterans learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future! Cakes and Tensor’s (C&T) is Booz Allen Hamilton’s premier data science meetup group, helping data scientists across the government and private sector network, share ideas, and enjoy cake! FREE

JAN

11

Fri

Exhibition Opening Reception: Tradition Transformed, Bojagi, 6-8pm at Korean Cultural Center (2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join us for the opening of our first exhibition of 2019, Tradition Transformed: Bojagi, featuring vibrant fiber works that capture the artistry and originality of the traditional Korean wrapping cloth bojagi by artists Kumjoo Ahn, Julia Kwon, and Wonju Seo. These three Korean American artists strive to convey deep social and emotional commentary through the integration of traditional techniques and innovative contemporary artistry in their work. FREE

Thursday, January 10, 2019

JAN

10

Thu

DCJS[65] – websonify: Ambient aural display of real-time data, 6:30-8pm at CHIEF (1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor). Nick Violi built a proof-of-concept tool to connect Google Analytics to the web audio API to create a generative, ambient audio display of web traffic. Join us as Nick demonstrates how he designed and built this novel tool. Nick is a web developer and he’s the guy you don’t want to give the aux cord to at your dance party. So of course he had to make music on the web. He’s been programming in various capacities for 10 years, or a lot more if you go back to his TI-83 days. He’s a full-stack engineer, but focusing on frontend development. FREE

JAN

10

Thu

Performing Statistics Opening Reception, 6:30-8pm at The Art League Gallery (105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314). Join us for the opening reception of Performing Statistics. Performing Statistics, a project by Art180 and Legal Aid Justice Center, connects incarcerated teens with an incredible group of artists, designers, educators, and Virginia’s leading policy advocates to transform the juvenile justice system. FREE

JAN

10

Thu

Tangled Threads: Photos and Stories from Kyrgyzstan, 5-7pm at Embassy of Kyrgyzstan (2360 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Photographer and journalist Toby Cox traveled throughout Kyrgyzstan talking with people about their experiences and how these experiences shaped how they came to view themselves religiously and spiritually. Join her for an evening of photos and stories about religious identity, living in Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and her most recent project as a Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow. Light refreshments will be provided. FREE

JAN

10

Thu

CAIR Community Congressional Reception, 6-8pm at Hyatt Crystal City (2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202). Join us for a community reception celebrating newly-elected congresswomen, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN), as well as current Rep. Andre Carson (IN). The representatives will be present to offer remarks. FREE

JAN

10

Thu

#PLEN40 Leadership Connection Series: Women Transforming Capitol Hill, 4:30-7:30pm at Hall of States, Room 233/235 (444 North Capitol Street 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

JAN

10

Thu

Artist Talks with Samantha Sethi and Salvatore Pirrone, 6-7:30pm at IA&A at Hillyer (9 Hillyer Ct NW). Join us for artist talks followed by Q&A with two of our January exhibiting artists, Samantha Sethi and Salvatore Pirrone! In her work, Sethi explores our experience of the natural world, our impact on it, and its relationship to our built environment. FREE

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

JAN

9

Wed

Rotary Program (Speaker: David Serby, BeachCorps), 6:30-7:30pm at John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW). David has spoken at a number of Rotary clubs about an impact travel project that has a close Rotary connection. This past summer,David led a team of two Rotary clubs and a great nonprofit in the Dominican Republic to present a booth in Toronto BeachCorps Supports Rotary Club Partnership Initiative on Impact Travel. David’s presentation’s are more about how Rotary can become the world leader in impact travel and how Rotary clubs can use impact travel to grow a younger, more diverse Rotary. FREE

JAN

9

Wed

Intro to Data Science: Build a Predictive Model, 6:30-8:30pm 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. FREE

JAN

9

Wed

Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter Dean’s Reception, 6:30-8:30pm at Charlie Palmer Steak (101 Constitution Avenue NW). Enjoy cocktails and conversation Dean Melanie Leslie ’91, Vice Dean Michael Burstein, Professor Michael Herz, Professor Michael Pollack alumni and students participating in our Lawyering in Washington, D.C. program as we celebrate the Cardozo community in our nation’s capital. FREE

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

JAN

8

Tue

DevOpsDC Monthly Meetup, 6:30-9pm at Excella Consulting (2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 630 · Arlington, VA). Join us for our monthly DevOpsDC Meetup. 6:30 – 7:00 – Meet, greet, and eat, 7:00 – 7:15 – Introductions and Announcements, 7:15 – 8:45 – Presentations, discussions, etc., 8:45 – 9:00 – Networking. FREE

JAN

8

Tue

Le Scandale Clouzot, 7-8pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). As part of the film series “Focus on Clouzot”, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of Le Scandale Clouzot. With The Wages of Fear, Diabolique, and Quai des Orfèvres, Henri-Georges Clouzot is a master of suspense who knows how to make a thrilling spectacle of human neuroses. FREE

JAN

8

Tue

Le Hackies 5 (Legal Hacking Awards and Party), 6:30-8:30pm at CHIEF, 2nd floor (1800 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The Le Hackie Awards is DC Legal Hackers’ annual event to celebrate the incredible achievements of the legal hacking community in the Washington DC area. DC Legal Hackers is taking over CHIEF for food, entertainment, and celebration. Arrive early to network with lawyers and technologists over drinks, tasty bites, and DJ JAZ DÜX spinning. FREE

JAN

8

Tue

JavaScript: To ES6 and Beyond, 6:30-8pm at MakeOffices at Clarendon (3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington). What the heck are all these arrows (=>) and dollar signs (`Hello ${name}`) doing in this new JS code I’m seeing? What’s with these objects with no value pairs? JavaScript is constantly improving, and with it comes syntax changes and new operations we may not have seen before. With ES6, we’re able to do more while writing less code and making it cleaner and more concise. FREE

Saturday, January 5, 2019

JAN

5

Sat

Polish Library Carnival Caroling Concert of Grazyna Auguscik, 4-7pm at Residence of the Ambassador of Poland (3041 Whitehaven Street NW). BEGINNING OF CARNIVAL SEASON – CAROLING WITH GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK – Concert and Holiday Reception $25+ (suggested donation)

JAN

5

Sat

Black Royalty: Swearing In Reception for Commissioner Salim Adofo, 8pm-12am at Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H Street Northwest). The day is finally here! You are invited to participate in the Swearing in Reception and Born Day Celebration of Commissioner Salim Adofo. When he becomes Commissioner, the Community will become Commissioner. Plus the best Caribbean / Soul Food you will ever have! $15+

JAN

5

Sat

Midnight Gardeners League, 9pm at DC Comedy Loft (1523 22nd Street Northwest). You’ve all seen the hit NBC television series Shark Tank, where amateur entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to financial gurus in the hopes that these titans of industry will fund their dream jobs, right? Cool, because this is totally NOT A RIP-OFF OF THAT SHOW AT ALL. Oh, the Midnight Gardeners League have invited wealthy industrialists who’ll decide whether or not the whacky schemes being presented to them will sink or swim. But the stakes are way lower, and this going to be way, way funnier. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind comedy investment opportunity! FREE or $5

JAN

5

Sat

January Opening Reception: Tory Cowles “Hard Wired” + Group Show, 4-6pm at Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave NW). Tory Cowles is represented by Touchstone Gallery, a resident artist in Studio 7 at Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory, and an abstract painting instructor at Glen Echo Park’s Yellow Barn. Her sculptures are symphonies of color, texture and shape that express her fierce joy in life. Her work evolves out of a spontaneous abstract expressionist process which depends on the rawness of the materials, the unexpectedness of the composition, and the mystery of how materials are transformed. Tory’s work expresses how she sees the world – dangerous, ancient, raw, out of control – but also interesting, unexpected, new and magnificent. FREE

Friday, January 4, 2019

JAN

4

Fri

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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

JAN

3

Thu

ACUF’s Annual Welcome Back Reception, 5:30-8:30pm at Tortilla Coast (400 First Street Southeast). Please join us at The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Annual Welcome Back Reception. Every year we bring together Members of Congress and their staffs as we launch a new session. Join us on January 3 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at Tortilla Coast to kick off the new legislative session. Food and beverages will be served. FREE

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