Happenings: Dec 6th – Dec 13th 2017


Dec 6th – Dec 13th 2017

Hello friends!! Join us every Wednesday for the events not to miss in the coming weeks.  While our google calendar is great, sometimes events can get lost in the sauce.  So here are some events we are excited for in the coming week!!



6th Annual Winternational
Who: Winternational
What: Winternational is an exciting celebration showcasing the cultural and culinary traditions of Washington’s diplomatic community. This festival has the atmosphere of a bustling global marketplace with each embassy promoting their country through vibrant displays of visual art, food, handcrafts as well as travel and tourism exhibits. Click here for more information.
Where: Ronald Reagan Building Parking, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
When: Wed, Dec 6th,2017 11am-2pm





Hipster Hanukkah Holiday Market
Who: Hipster Hanukkah
What: Donuts, The Dreidel drink, and djs await at the hipster holiday craft market where you can shop handmade goods from independent artists from holiday cards to jewelry to baked goods. It’s Esty IRL! The largest Hanukkah happy hour in the DC area is moving from the Hill this year. Hop back in time with us! We will be at Decades rocking out to our favorite 80s and 90s hits. Find the floor of your decade of birth and join hundreds of Jewish young adults for drink and food specials and some special surprises. Grab your shades, chokers, neon, flannel, and a Hanukkah drink as we light up the night
Where: Social Tables, 1325 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
When:  Wed, Dec 6th,2017 6:30pm – 9:00pm



FGIDC 2017 Holiday Party
What: Celebrate the holiday season and the end of another successful year with us on Dec. 6. Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, fabulous company and holiday cheer at Capitale. Food by Mike Isabella Concepts. Decor styling by Elegance & Simplicity. Desserts by Basket Treats by Alexis Streets. Music by DJ Fanci. Photos by A Little Bit of Whimsy Photography.
Where: Capitale – 1301 K Street NW – Washington, DC 20005
When: Wed, Dec 6th,2017 7:00pm – 10:00pm



Sierra Club DC’s Holiday Party & Silent Auction
Who: Sierra Club
What: Join us in celebrating another successful year for the Sierra Club DC Chapter! A DC Chapter tradition, our annual holiday party is a celebration of our community–it’s a great opportunity to meet others, like you, who want to make a difference in supporting grassroots action for healthy and sustainable Metro DC. As always, we’re celebrating YOU this year–our Holiday Party is an appreciation of the members, volunteers, supporters, and all others who have been engaged with the DC Chapter and its effective local campaigns made possible with your support. Your ticket directly supports our local work right here in the community, and provides access to an event filled delicious food, a silent auction, and the joy of welcoming the season and supporting a great cause with friends and neighbors.
Where: Smith Public Trust – 3514 12th Street Northeast – Washington, DC 20017
When: Wed, Dec 6th,2017 6pm – 8pm


Information Session: Innovation & Entrepreneurship at GW
Who: GW
What: Join the GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for an introductory session on all the programs that are offered on the Foggy Bottom campus! Don’t miss out on learning how you can get more involved with GW’s growing startup community events, workshops, classes, potential internships, and all of the amazing resources that the office has to offer. Programs include the Mentors-In-Residence and the chance to apply for travel funds for the potential to compete with your startup idea at other university competitions around the nation!
Where: District House – 2121 H St NW – Room B114 – Washington, DC 20052
When: Thurs, Dec 7th, 2017 5:30pm – 7:00pm


POLITICO Playbook – Live
Who: Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
What: Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman are going LIVE with POLITICO Playbook in a special extended version of the Playbook Audio Briefing. Join the authors of the most influential newsletter in politics for a live taping of POLITICO Playbook, taking you behind the scenes on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and telling you everything that you need to know to make sense of Washington as we look toward mid-term elections in 2018.
Anna and Jake have transformed Playbook from a must-read daily newsletter into an entire experience that now includes a podcast, an afternoon briefing, and a growing events series that aims to connect Washington to state and global power centers. As Vanity Fair writes – they’re “POLITICO’s next generation…taking over Washington.”
Where: 600 I Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
When: Thurs, Dec 7th,2017 7:00pm – 11:00pm



Washington Women’s Dialogue Anniversary Special
Who: Washington Women’s Dialogue
What: At our second anniversary, under the theme of “Inspiring Next Generations & Leaders”, WWD is going to welcome Ms. Wendy Cutler, Dr. Geeta Gupta, and Dr. Sachiko Kuno, who have been actively exploring various projects as inspirational and visionary leaders. Wendy led and concluded numerous trade negotiations as a leader at USTR and currently is leading a major thinktank in D.C.; Geeta led various projects engaging social and economic aspects of women’s health including girls and mothers with HIV/AIDS at UNICEF and other organizations, and currently enthusiastically promoting women’s community projects in India. Sachiko had successfully ventured biotech companies, and has been the visionary creator of Halcyon’s family of innovative programs, including the acclaimed Halcyon Incubator. They will share with us their life stories as leaders and paths to establish their own career. Please join us for inspirational talk and networking opportunities.
Where: Evermay – 1623 28th Street Northwest – Washington, DC 20007
When: Thurs, Dec 7th,2017 6:00pm – 8:30pm




Incredible Change, Honest Haloway, Mystery Friends @Black Cat
Who: Crystal Laser
What: Crystal laser powers combine to open a portal to another dimension at Black Cat backstage. You can also drink in this portal. Tag team duo Incredible Change and Honest Haloway add Mystery Friends to this humble rumble.
Where: Black Cat, 14th Street Northwest, D.C., DC, United States
When: Thurs, Dec 7,2017 7:30pm -11:30pm







Hometown Hero: The Lemon Bowl Collective
Who: Hometown Hero
What: For a limited time, we’re hosting an in-store pop-up featuring The Lemon Collective DC, one of our all-time favorite makers, and their giftable goods. Come by, enjoy sips and snacks and check them out.
Where: Madewell (1237 Wisconsin Ave, Washington)
When: Fri, Dec 8th,2017 5pm – 8pm




Millennial Mixer presented by DC Inno
Who: Millennial Mixer
What: The holiday season is upon us and there is no better way to kick it off than with the brightest young professionals in DC!DC is an incredible place to be a young professional right now. It seems like a new startup emerges every day and opportunities for creating your dream career and community are endless.
Where: GA D.C., 1776 1133 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
When: Fri, Dec 8th, 2017 5:30pm – 7:00pm



Rare Vintages Tasting at Columbia Room
Who: Alison Marriott
What: Enjoy a guided tasting through flights of top champagne houses, exploring the 1982 and 1990 vintages in Columbia Room’s private tasting room. Both 1982 and 1990 are lauded as two of the most iconic vintages in Champagne history. This collection of rare top cuvées has been specially curated for this unprecedented event. The tasting will be guided by DC Champagne Week co-Founder, Alison Marriott, with food pairings by Columbia Room’s acclaimed chef, Johnny Spero. Very limited seating for this one of a kind experience to taste this rarest collection of cuvees Price: $450 plus tax
Where: Columbia Room, Blagden Alley Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
When: Fri, Dec 8th,2017 6pm – 8pm



The MusicianShip Gala
Who: The MusicianShip
What: For the 1st time in 8 years, The MusicianShip is hosting a Gala to support our free-of-charge music programs in DC. Escape a cold winter night and join friendly professionals from around D.C. at Hard Rock Cafe, a unique gala venue, for our sophisticated end-of-the-year celebration! Enjoy an evening of food, wine, dancing, carnival games, and special guest performers – including our very own Washington Youth Choir! Proceeds from the gala will support The MusicianShip’s 2018 programs, which we project will serve 900 youth! Your attendance and contributions will make a meaningful difference in their lives. See you there! Attire: Black Tie Optional Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, December 6th. Tickets sales online only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Questions: events@TheMusicianShip.org
Where: Hard Rock Cafe DC, 999 E Street Northwest
When: Fri, Dec 8th,2017 7pm – 11pm


Planners Unplugged Book Launch
Who: Jon’ll Boyd
What: Jon’ll Boyd of Completely Yours Events, LLC is proud to announce Planners Unplugged: Secrets of the World’s Greatest Event Planners book, the first anthology to be written by planners and for planners. Planners Unplugged is an exciting new addition to the Event Planning world where 18 of the industries top planners have joined forces together to produce an in-depth look behind the scenes of the not-so-glamourous side of professional event planning. By sharing their stories of trials, tribulations, obstacles, and hardships in addition to how they emerged through each of these triumphant and transformed these women entrepreneurs have gone where no other event planning text has gone before, encouraging education and personal growth through the industry to not only both current and future event planners but women all over the world who dare to dream and to live without hiding or being judged. Contributing Co-Authors include the esteemed Candace Joy, Jennifer Lloyd Ball, Ivori Lipscomb-Warren, Crystal Marie, Tortica Anderson, Allison Smith, Irene Tyndale, Gail Prescott, Marian Hilliard, Jamesa Adams, Athena DeVonne, Ashley Johnson, Shaun Cox, Sherece Fullerton, Shanae Hall, Elana Walker, and Candice Denise.We invite you to join us on December 9, 2017 for the book launch event, Planners Unplugged from 2-5PM at Studio 52 located at 1508 Okie Street, NE Washington DC 20002. We create experiences that tell our client’s stories but now it’s time for us to share our own!#PlannersUnplugged
Where: Studio 52 – 1508 Okie Street, NE – Washington, DC 20002
When: Sat, Dec 9,2017 2pm – 5pm


10th Annual Repeal Day Ball
Who: Dc Craft Bartenders Guild
What: The DC Craft Bartenders Guild and founding members are holding our 10th Annual Repeal Day Ball on December 9th, 2017, celebrating the 84th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. The over 900 expected attendees will enjoy cocktails crafted by Washington DC’s and the nation’s best bartenders while dancing along to Prohibition-era tunes. This is the inaugural year this black tie affair will be hosted at the historic Andrew C. Mellon Auditorium overlooking the National Mall. Tickets for this year’s soirée begin at $90, with VIP tickets available for $140. VIP tickets allow guests to kick the party off an hour early as well as grant access to our VIP only champagne room and after party. A portion of this years’ proceeds will go to the Anacostia Watershed Society. They are a local foundation dedicated to protecting and restoring the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. Our perenially successful pop-ups are returning for another year! This year we are thrilled to welcome the team from BlackTail in New York City, the newest acclaimed program from Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon, and Julep in Houston, helmed by the renowned Alba Huerta. BlackTail was recently named “Best New American Cocktail Bar” at the 2017 Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail, and Julep was a Top 10 finalist for the same category in 2015. As we are celebrating our 10th Repeal Day Ball this year, we will honor the original members of the DC Craft Bartenders Guild in our Founders’ Hall, where each will be featuring cocktails. We are grateful for their continued commitment to our community!
Where: Andrew W Mellon Auditorium – 1301 Constitution Avenue Northwest – Washington, DC 20240
When: Sat, Dec 9th,2017 – Sun, Dec 10th,2017 7:30pm – 12:00am


“Save the World” Pop-Up Launch Party
Who: Save the World
What: Join us to launch our holiday pop-up shop in support of underground design from around the world. 15 brands hail from Indonesia, Ethiopia, USA, Peru, and lots of places in between. Holiday gifts for men, women, and your house! Super special guest DJ Trevor Richards on the decks. Beautiful space and fine beverages provided by the brand new La Pop.Follow our instagram for brand previews: instagram.com/barbarabardotnet/
Where: La Pop DC: A Cultural Salon
When: Sat, Dec 9th,2017 7pm – 11pm


French Embassy Holiday Gala
Who: French Embassy
What: Enjoy an evening of music, wine, & dancing along with delectable desserts reminiscent of the selections from a Parisian café. As you meet and socialize with other attendees, dance the night away to our jazz band followed by a DJ performing dance music from around the world. A luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights! Reserve your tickets now before they sell out and join us to celebrate the holidays in one of Washington’s most magnificent embassies!Guests will be served a delectable dessert buffet of Parisian desserts with an open bar. Please note that as stated on the agenda below, dinner is not served at the event so we recommend that you have dinner prior to arriving at the event. All attendees must be 21 and over.Delightful Performance by our Jazz Trio Enjoy a selection of jazz music. Our acclaimed Jazz Trio sets the scene for our Winter Gala with a magical prelude to a night of dancing.VIP Admission Reserve a VIP Ticket and join us at 8:00 PM for a VIP champagne reception with jazz for a magical prelude to your evening of dancing. Enjoy delectable and exquisite Parisian desserts created especially for you by the pastry chef at the French Embassy. Please note that dinner is not included in the event.General Admission General Admission guests join us at 9:00 PM for a continuation of our holiday inspired jazz performances followed by dancing the night away to our DJ performing dance hits from around the world. Enjoy delectable French desserts along with drinks at the open bar. Please note that dinner is not included in the event.
Where: Embassy of France in the United States – 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest – Washington, DC 20007
When: Sat, Dec 9th,2017 8:00pm – 11:30pm


SZA – Baltimore, MD
Who: SZA
What: SZA Live!!
Where: Rams Head Live, Baltimore MD
When: Sat, Dec 9th,2017 8pm – 11pm


Belles + Whistles 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
Who: Belles + Whistles
What: Pullout your Ugly Sweater and meet Belles + Whistles at The Gryphon on December 9th for our 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party! We’ve collaborated with DT Nation to bring this year’s event to one of the hottest venues in DC!Continuing in our tradition of charitable giving, we are collecting donations to benefit the efforts of Samaritan’s Purse with Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief. Click here to learn more about the work they’ve done and continue to do across the devastated island of Puerto Rico. Your donation of $10 not only supports this wonderful cause, but also gives you access tocomplimentary drinks from 10-11 pm! (Not that you needed extra incentive, but a few drinks will certainly make you feel good about giving.)Worried about what to wear?? We’ve got you! Check out The Black Upstart’s newly released “For the Culture” collection AND get $5 off your sweater with promo code: BELLES. 15% of the proceeds from these sweaters will be donated to this year’s charity, Samaritan’s Purse. Your countdown to a night of cocktails for a cause starts now!
Where: The Gryphon – 1337 Connecticut Avenue Northwest – Washington, DC 20036
When: Sat, Dec 9th,2017 – Sun Dec 10th,2017 10pm -3am


Yoga & Whiskey at Republic Restoratives Distillery
Who: Yoga and Whiskey
What: Will start promptly at 11:30am to 12:30pm. Stick around to Sip Whiskey by Republic Restoratives! ❤️❣️❤️ All are welcome!! – Check-in begins at 11:15am – Yoga will start promptly at 11:30am – Socialize at 12:30pm – Whiskey Tasting promptly at 1:00pm – Bring a Friend & Enter to Win a New Yoga Mat! Please note space is limited and Bring Your Own Mat. Looking forward to seeing you there! ~ Cheers!! #yogaandwhiskey #mary2thegame #thestruttruck #namaste #yoga #love
Where: Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar – 1369 New York Avenue Northeast – Washington, DC 20002
When: Sun, Dec 10th, 11am – 1:30pm


Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball Presented By Capital One
Who: Hot 99.5
What: Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball Live Music Concert
Where: Capital One Arena (Formerly Verizon Center) Washington, DC
When: Mon, Dec 11th,2017 7:30pm – 10:00pm


“It’s All Journalism” live recording: The Future of the Alternative Press
Who: National Press Club
What: In partnership with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the Online News Association’s D.C. Meetup Group and the National Press Club, the It’s All Journalism podcast will host a panel and live recording on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Doors open for this free event at 6:30 p.m.The topic of the panel will be: The Future of the Alternative Press. Panelists include: Alexa Mills, editor of the Washington City Paper;Andrew Beaujon, former editor of the Washington City Paper;Jason Zaragoza, executive director of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia;Lisa Snowden-McCray, editor-in-chief of the Baltimore Beat.The panel recording will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session, all of which will be recorded for an upcoming episode of It’s All Journalism.There will be a cash bar available for those who imbibe. Come to hang out with other digital journalism enthusiasts, learn about the challenges facing the alternative press from a panel of experts and be part of a live podcast recording.
Where: National Press Club Conference Room
When: Mon, Dec 11th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Donna Brazile Shares New Book on Russian Hacking of 2016 Presidential Election
Who: Donna Brazile
What: As investigations in Congress and by Special Counsel Robert Mueller continue, one of the targets of the hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s computer network, Donna Brazile, is telling her story. The former DNC chair and longtime Democratic Party strategist shares her personal account of the 2016 Presidential election. Brazile will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms to discuss Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, which will be published next month on the one-year anniversary of the 2016 election. Publisher, Hachette Books, calls the book “equal parts campaign thriller, memoir and roadmap for the future.” And Brazile adds “At a moment when our democracy is in crisis, it’s time to tell the truth about what went wrong in 2016. Our nation is under unprecedented assault, and if we don’t get the facts out, it will happen again.”This event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Copies of the book can be purchased online at the same time as tickets or at the event. Proceeds from this event benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, which offers innovative, practical training to journalists and communications professionals working in a rapidly-changing media environment. In our efforts to raise funds for the Journalism Institute, we ask that attendees please leave all outside books or memorabilia at home.
Where: National Press Club, 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
When: Tues, Dec 12,2017 6:30pm – 8:00pm


Mat Pilates with Rooted Pilates
Who: Mat Pilates
What: Join us for a one hour mat pilates class with Rooted Pilates! Rooted Pilates’ Mat stays true to the method, integrating the principles of breath, centering, concentration, control, precision, and flow with efficient full body movement to challenge your whole being. Attendees should bring their own mat and water bottle. Email trish@summittosoul.com with any questions!
Where: Summit To Soul – 727 8th Street Southeast – Washington, DC 20003
When: Tues, Dec 12,2017 6:30pm – 7:30pm



Jokes That Give Back: A Standup Comedy Show
Who: Nicki Fuchs and Becca Lundberg
What: On the second Wednesday of every month, Baltimore’s Nicki Fuchs and D.C.’s Becca Lundberg bring you Jokes That Give Back: a standup comedy show starring stellar comics from the DMV and beyond dedicated to fundraising and donating supplies to charities in the community.
Tickets are $5 and a portion of proceeds will go to Capital Area Food Bank, the largest nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the area. Spread goodwill this December by bringing cans and other food items to the show for CAFB! The most sought after items are canned or dry beans, canned vegetables with low sodium and no added salt, grains, hot and cold cereal, canned tuna, salmon or chicken, 100% juice bottles or boxes, canned fruits, raisins and granola bars.
Where: Drafthouse Comedy Theater, 1100 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
When:  Wed, Dec 13,2017 6:30pm – 8:15pm


DC Canna-Career Fair
Who: DC Canna
What: Are you curious about a career in the Cannabis Industry? Are you ready to make a career change?Do you enjoy Horticulture? Agriculture? Sales? Management? The 1st Annual Wellness Integrity Laboratories Canna-Career Fair is a great place to meet recruiters, network with other Canna-career seekers, and get insight into career opportunities in the Cannabis industry. You will have the direct opportunity to meet Company representatives from various Maryland & DC dispensaries, cultivators, processors, and ancillary businesses seeking new talent and skill sets. Employers are seeking to conduct interviews for multiple Cannabis industry positions during the course of the Canna-Career Fair. The Wellness Integrity Laboratories Canna-Career Fair is designed for you to be able to display your talents, skills and personality directly to the company representatives. Resumes are welcomed. However, this Canna-Career Fair is all about you. Light refreshments will be served. Register for FREE today!! Bring a friend.
Where: Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library 3935 Benning Road Northeast Washington, DC 20019
When: Wed, Dec 13th, 2017 6pm – 8pm


MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Shares New Book “Playing with Fire” & the Lasting Impact of the 1968 Presidential Election
Who: Lawrence O’Donnell
What: MSNBC anchor and Emmy-winning TV writer Lawrence O’Donnell will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, to discuss his new book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics. In Playing with Fire, O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” tells the story of the chaotic 1968 election that eventually saw the ascension of Richard Nixon to the White House in the midst of the Vietnam War. Complete with a full cast of characters – Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Eugene McCarthy – Penguin Press says that with new insights O’Donnell, “recounts an election where nothing went according to script” and “an ominous tone was set for Watergate and all else that was to follow.” O’Donnell joined MSNBC as a political analyst in 1996. He was the executive producer and writer for the former NBC television series “The West Wing.” His career in politics spanned many years as a Capitol Hill aide where served as a senior advisor to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-New York and the chief of staff on two Senate committees. This event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Copies of the book are available online and at the event. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, so we kindly ask that you leave all outside books and memorabilia at home.
Where: National Press Club Conference Room, 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
When: Wed, Dec 13th,2017 6:30pm – 8pm


Make Sure to Also Check Out:

Femme Fatale
Who: Femme Fatale
What: You are the creator of your reality. So why not create a reality full of magic, love, and community? Femme Fatale DC is honored to announce the launch of the second pop up shop experience at former Union Social, 100 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC open from October 11th thru Christmas Eve, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 8pm! We have a weekly farmers market by My Grow Connect on Saturdays from 11am – 3pm, and lots of other events – make sure you checking out our event calendar under the “Upcoming Events” tab. We got everything you need in one place!!! The shop features over 50 (yes, we said 50) local womyn owned businesses; these are womyn who are passionate, driven, dedicated to their craft, and we cannot wait to for you to come experience the magic.  We are located right across from the NoMa Metro Station. There is a parking garage next to us with parking rates of $4/hr as well, plus street parking in the neighborhood.
Where: Union Social 100 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
When: Thurs Oct 12, 2017 – Sun Dec 24, 11:00am – 8:00pm


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