17 Things to Do in DC for International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day is on Thursday, March 8, 2018. There are over a dozen great events in and around DC for you to choose from including: tattoo deals(!), lecture from North Korean women, geeking out with 500 women scientists, and more!

As always, the full list of events can be found on our main page.

Fun fact

The official color for International Women’s Day is PURPLE

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Go during lunch…

Get In Formation: Int’l Women’s Day Social, 10am-2pm at BUREAU (1800 Wyoming Ave NW). Ticket includes manicure, shoulder & neck massage, bottomless mimosas by JRINK, cupcakes by Georgetown Cupcake. $32.23

International Women’s Day Tattoo Event, 1-4pm at Laughing Hyena Tattoos (1454 Park Rd NW). Tattoos will be priced at $40. $20 will cover the cost of supplies and the other half of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood. $40

…enjoy some art

Women In the Arts: Pop-Up Gallery and Happy Hour, 6:30-10pm at L2 (3325 Cady’s Alley NW). Last year, over 3,750 people came out to show their support. FREE

Opening Party: Women House, 7:30-11pm at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW). Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and the opening of the special exhibition “Women House.” Enjoy a first look at the exhibition, behind-the-scenes tours, local music, an open bar, and light refreshments. $30-40

Exclusive Documentary Screening: Miss Representation, 5:30-8p at Alley (2055 L Street NW). Please join us for a fun-filled evening of networking and entertainment on International Women’s Day. FREE

LADIES FIRST | Washington, DC, 7:30-9pm at GWU (800 21st S NW). The screening will take place in the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at 800 21st Street Northwest Room 309 Washington, DC 20052, and begins at 7:30pm. A Q&A will immediately follow the film. FREE

…and some new company!

International Women’s Day Panel: Women Leaders Around the World, 5-7:30pm at WeWork Dupont Circle (1875 Connecticut Ave NW). Cocktails, conversation, and a panel discussion. FREE

International Women’s Day Celebration with Dr. Nina Daoud, 6-8pm at Institute for Policy Studies (1301 Connecticut Ave NW). Join us for an exciting event to celebrate International Women’s day with networking, food, and a thought-provoking presentation.

Press for Progress: 2018 International Women’s Day Networking Event, 6-8pm at District Architecture Center (421 7th St NW). Featured Speaker: Kimberly Churches is CEO of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a leading voice in advancing equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, philanthropy and research for more than 135 years.

Panel on North Korean Women, 7-9pm at Marvin Center Theatre, GWU (800 21st St NW). GW THiNK is proud to present our third annual International Women’s Day panel discussion focusing on the problems faced by North Korean women in the DPRK and as refugees in China. This year we will be joined by two North Korean women who will testify about their experiences. There will also be a moderated discussion and Q&A session. FREE

PPMW + ANXO Celebrate International Women’s Day!, 7-9pm at ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar (300 Florida Ave NW). There will be ciders featured from women-owned cideries, information on PPMW’s HIV prevention initiatives for women in the District & more! All donations from the evening will benefit Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Friday, March 9, 2018

We the Women: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, 7-11pm at the National Archives Building (700 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Speakeasies, specialty cocktails and tasting stations from women-owned and led businesses $119+

International Women’s Day Happy Hour, 4-7pm at Embassy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Ave NW). Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and our #20YearsThriving at the Embassy Row Hotel’s “Support a Cause” initiative that will donate $1 of all food and beverages sold as well as every Stella Artois chalice purchased to Women Thrive!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Spring Science Salon with Nerd Nite DC & 500 Women Scientists, 6:30-9pm at DC9 (1940 9th St NW). Topics will range from Hurricanes to the communication of Climate Change, to spooking Parrots in South America. Part of the proceeds for the night will support Ciencia Puerto Rico in their efforts to transform STEM education in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. $10

Monday, March 12, 2018

LITTLE STONES Documentary Screening + Panel on Art and Women’s Empowerment, 4-7pm at Rayburn House Office Building (45 Independence Ave SW). This event is free for members of the House or Senate and their staff, as well as members of the international development community (eg. USAID, State Department). Proper identification will be requested for entrance. FREE

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Celebrating International Women’s Day, 4-8pm at AT&T Forum (601 New Jersey Ave NW). The event will feature: networking opportunities, marketplace featuring women businesses, panel Discussions, and more! $20-30

Friday, March 16, 2018

Innovative Lives: How Women Shape the Alcohol Industry, 6:30-9pm at American History Museum (1300 Constitution Ave NW). Join us as we raise a glass to this history and hear from present day practitioners. Tickets include food and drink. $40

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