Happenings: Nov 22nd – Nov 29th 2017 – Give Thanks


Nov 22nd – Nov 29th 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!!



Who: America!!
What: Thanksgiving dinner, fun with family and friends where we pretend that Columbus was a good man not a mass murder and rapist who stole this land from the original people who already lived here when he stumbled upon it.
Where: All over the United States
When: Thurs, Nov 23, 2017




Feed the Homeless and Elderly on Thanksgiving
Who: Things To Do
What: TTD is currently preparing for its annual Thanksgiving Day Charity Event: help serve and feed a full Thanksgiving meal to the both homeless and the elderly of our area. From cooking turkeys, to delivering meals, to working the food line to simply sitting and sharing Thanksgiving with our “customers” for the day, open your heart during the upcoming holiday season. If you volunteer, full details will be coordinated within a week before. Space is limited and our slots always fill up early. The location is in Washington DC.  However, the specific venue may vary. We will email you roughly one week before with the venue and instructions.
Where: Washington D.C., DC, United States
When: Thurs, Nov 23,2017 9:30am – 12:30pm




Downtown Holiday Market
Who: Downtown
What: Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethically produced goods. Hundreds of diverse gift items, such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles will be offered by 60 exhibitors each day. Click here for more information.
Where: Penn Quarter 8th and F Street NW Washington DC
When: Fri, Nov 24 – Sat Dec 23rd, 2017 12:00pm – 8:00pm




Holiday Tour of Old Town, Virginia and Christmas Tree Lighting
Who: Holiday Tour of Old Town
What: Celebrate the start of the holiday season in Old Town with a historic tour and first look at all the holiday decorations. End the night with drinks at one of the local restaurants and snag a prime view of the annual Christmas tree lighting.
Where: Town Square in Old Town Alexandria King Street & Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA
When: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 6:00pm – 11:30pm






Burmese Bodega Opening
Who: Toli Moli
What: A mother-daughter snack shop serving Burmese fare, south Asian groceries, and more.  Read all about it in Eater and Washingtonian!
Where: 1309 5th St. NE (inside union market)
When: Saturday Nov 25 – Sunday Nov 26, 2017







Scavenger Hunt of the Smithsonians 
Who: Things To Do
What: Time to hunt for the Moon Rock, the Ruby Slippers, Dinosaurs, and the Hope Diamond all in one day? Join TTD at this incredibly popular event. Today’s scavenger hunt takes place throughout several Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. Look for items, answer trivia, get exciting pictures and win big prizes! How does it work? 1) Upon arrival we will break you into teams. Each team will be given a list of several items to retrieve, pictures to take or answers to get from the museums. The items are all of little or no cost. 2) The list will also contain a location in a particular museum where each team must check in by a certain time. Each team should take whatever items it has and proceed to that location by the designated time. If you are late, you lose points. Teams are not expected to retrieve all of the items listed. 3) Throughout the day, at each location, points will be calculated, teams will get a brief time to rest, and teams will be given a different list of items to retrieve and take to the next location. There will be 3 – 4 different check-ins throughout the area. At each check-in, teams will be given different scavenger hunt lists for a different respective museum. 4) Bonuses are given to the first team to arrive at each respective location. Teams will leave each location in the order in which they arrived. The winning team will be the one that collects the most points. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Throughout the day, you’ll learn about and explore fascinating subjects of a wide range. There are over 100 items listed and what you see depends upon your team’s resolve, speed and ability to have fun! Note: The race starts at noon sharp!
All attendees will get free special admission to an upcoming TTD party (to be announced on site). Suggested Attire Casual
Where: Meet at Ollies Trolley Restaurant , 425 12th Street, NW Washington DC
When: Sat, Nov 25,2017 11:30am – 3:30pm




Made in DC Pop Up Shop
Who: Made in DC
What: Shop our December Pop Up including rotating assortment of DC makers including jewelry and accessories, paper goods, home, art and food. Stay tuned for details on new market vendors, holiday activities and more!
Where: Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate, East Main Street, Salisbury, MD, United States
When: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 12:00pm – 5:00pm




5th Annual DC Brau Made In DC Holiday Marketplace
Who: Dc Creative
What: The DC creative community is coming together this Small Business Saturday for the 5th annual Made in DC Holiday Marketplace, presented by DC Brau Brewing Company, Think Local First DC & the Made in DC program. From 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, November 25, brewery visitors will get the chance to knock out their holiday shopping at stalls featuring locally-made products from some of our favorite craftspeople. Holiday shopping is much easier with a beer in hand! It’s FREE to attend and open to all ages (must be 21+ to imbibe, though). Keep your eyes peeled to this page & other DC Brau social channels over the next few weeks to see who will be participating this year!
Where: DC Brau, 3178 Bladensburg Rd NE B, Washington, DC
When: Sat, Nov 25th, 2017 1pm – 6pm



Small Business Saturday Sale at Violet Boutique (Before they move!)
Who: Small Business
What: As a local, woman-owned boutique, we believe small businesses are what make each community special. Whether Violet has become your “go-to” for every occasion over the years, or you’re a tourist wandering in for the first time, we’re truly grateful for your business! When you shop in-store on November 25, you can score fresh seasonal finds on our $15 sale rack and also enjoy Buy-One-Get-One 50% off on accessories and shoes. Just our small way of saying “thank you” for being a Violet shopper!
Where: Violet Boutique – 3289 M Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United
When: Sat, Nov 25th,2017 10am – 8pm


Kamasi Washington
Who: Kamasi
What: When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, is rich in elements of hip-hop, classical, and R&B music. The Epic won the inaugural American Music Prize and the Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Following this success, Kamasi manifested collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels, and Ibeyi. His standalone multimedia installation, “Harmony of Difference,” was featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s prestigious 2017 Biennial. Washington will release the highly anticipated Harmony of Difference EP this fall, and a sophomore album slated for 2018. Meet and Greet package includes:One general admission or premium reserved ticket. VIP early entry into the venue. Exclusive meet & greet with Kamasi Washington.
Where: 600 I Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
When: Sun, Nov 26th, 2017 8:00pm – 11:00pm



Somms Uncorked Dinner
Who: Andy Myers and Chase Dubay
What: Join us for an exciting evening of food and wine pairings mixed with a healthy dose of competition! Join us for an epic wine smackdown featuring Andy Myers, Master Sommelier for José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup, and Chase Dubay, Sommelier for Kinship. •Five-course Dinner from Jaleo Crystal City Head Chef Aaron Helfand •Ten Unique Wine Pairings •One Champion (with infinite bragging rights)
Where: Jaleo, 2250 Crystal Dr A, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
When: Mon, Nov 27th, 2017 6:30pm – 10:00pm




Feminism 101
Who: Feminism
What: Join for a night of learning about the basics of feminism, from the three waves of feminist history and intersectionality to global feminism, and Playboy. Whether this is a refresher course or you skipped women’s studies in college, you are welcome here.
All genders, shapes & sizes are invited to this party, but participants must come ready to listen. Taught by Kimberly Pendleton, local professor, empowerment coach, and good witch. Drinks & snacks will be provided.
Where: The Lemon Collective DC
When: Mon, Nov 27th, 2017 7:00pm – 8:30pm






Black Truffle Dinner With Simone Proietti Pesci And Liam LaCivita
Who: Pesi and Liam
What: Pesci. Born in Spoleto, Italy and steeped in the traditions of the Umbrian kitchen, Simone Proietti-Pesci, chef-owner of Bevagna’s renowned restaurant le Delizie del Borgo is returning to the Via Umbria kitchen. Learning to cook in his grandmother’s kitchen, his style is intuitive – a little bit of this, a pinch of that, something fresh from the garden – creating the perfect dish. Despite his young age, he has run his own restaurant for more than a dozen years – developing a passionate following both locally and internationally. Drawing on the Umbrian tradition of simplicity and freshness but demonstrating their own innovativeness, Chef Simone and Chef Liam have created a menu that focuses on the rare and incredibly flavorful Black Truffle. Black truffle is a centerpiece truly worthy of a dinner of this magnitude and will not disappoint. The chefs will lead your group through each course and educate it on the flavors in each dish and answer any questions you may have. This is an experience that you will not soon forget, so buy your tickets today and don’t miss out! For more information, visit our website!
Where: Via Umbria – 1525 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest – Washington, DC 20007
When: Tues, Nov 28th, 2017 7:00pm – 9:30pm


202Creates Co-Working Day | November
Who: 202Creates
What: Join us for another 202Creates Co-Working Day! Bring your ideas, creative energy, and don’t forget your laptop. This month is special edition as we are focusing on how to stay healthy physically, financially, nutritionally and emotionally throughout the holidays. Come prepared to share your story. Lunch will be served! The Line Up – We’ve pulled together some of the most awesome minds in DC to share their knowledge throughout the day. 12 pm: Michelle Johnson, Industrial Bank, will share hacks to ensure financial stability and success throughout the holidays and beyond. industrial-bank.com | @BankIndustrial. 1 pm: Ingrid Vaicius helps busy people get healthy and feel their best and be happy and balanced. ingridvaicius.com | @IVaicius. 2 pm: Drs. Barry Parker and James Ballard focus on the physical, mental and emotional implications of creative work, the toll different creative disciplines take on the body, and how one can better prepare themselves for success and longevity. *Dr. Parker will be conducting interviews with creatives throughout the day. 3 pm: Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi does the most as a cultural architect, full-time professor and herbal root woman. Join her for tips and tricks on maintaining the ever-elusive balance and self preservation. lilsoso.com | @lsp_onthego ✨ Special guest ✨ Our friends from Federal Pins will have a pop-up shop during Co-working Day! Say hello, check out their awesome inventory, and ask them about their small creative business! We look forward to seeing you on the 28th – tell a friend!
Where: Office of Cable TV, Film, Music and Entertainment, Southeast Office – 200 I Street SE, Suite 1800 – Washington DC
When: Tues, Nov 28th, 2017 10:00am – 6:00pm


UWIB DC Presents: Annual Winter Soiree Happy Hour and Silent Auction
Who: United Women in Business Foundation
What: Annual Winter Soiree Happy Hour and Silent Auction. We are so grateful for our UWIB DC family!We are so grateful for our United Women in Business Foundation DC family! Our silent auction will have items from some of our favorite local fitness hot spots, educational resources, restaurants, jewelers and more! Bring your friends, coworkers, roommates, and significant others to support UWIB — everyone is welcome to celebrate with us! All proceeds will go back to the event and future UWIB programming, membership, and philanthropy events. The first 100 UWIB member attendees will receive their first drink courtesy of Flavio!
Where: Flavio Restaurant DC – 1073 31st Street Northwest – Washington, DC 20007
When: Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm




Jay-Z 4:44 Concert
Who: Jay-Z
What: Capital One Arena for the JAY-Z 4:44 Concert.
Where: Capital One Arena, F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
When: Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 7pm – 10:00pm





Make Sure to Also Check Out:

The Future of Sports
Who: Nicole Pinedo
What: A pop-up art installation in Washington, DC. This two-story interactive exhibition celebrates art and sports, featuring different interactive rooms featuring different sports including soccer, basketball, track tennis, boxing, volleyball, and cycling.
Lose yourself in 10,000 square feet of games, shoot a basketball in our hologram basketball court, throw a football in our football arcade room, sink into our volleyball court made out of salt, and taste a spectrum of treats from our favorite stops on H Street. Come Play!
Where: 700 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002
When: Sept-Nov 30,2017

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

Upcoming Events Not To Miss:

NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

The Friend Zone Live

Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball: Fall Out Boy, Charlie Puth, Halsey & Kesha in Washington

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