Happenings: Nov 29th – Dec 6th 2017


Nov 29th – Dec 6th 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!!


Women Uncorked
Who: Jennifer Beman
What: Women Uncorked is a gathering for women only, talking about sex – the science, the social, the politics, the personal. It’s a safe place to break free of cultural taboos on talking honestly and personally about sexual topics; a place to laugh and enjoy talking about sex in a group with no judgement — and no one saying “that’s TMI!” We are a diverse group of people who identify as women with different orientations and relationship styles, different ages and life experiences, sharing perspectives and experience about the most intimate of topics. All that and lounging around on pillows too. What could be better? Bring your favorite beverage or snacks to share if you’d like. There will also be tea. Join us! If you would like to participate in the Graphic Sex Project, come a little early! I’ll be there at 6:30 with all the materials to make your own graph of a good sexual experience, to add to the collection – 500 graphs and growing! Some of the graphs already made will be on display. It’s a fun and creative way to get a new perspective on your sexual preferences.
Where: Rhizome DC – Art Learning DIY Culture – 6950 Maple Street Northwest – Washington, DC 20012
When: Wed, Nov 29th, 7:30pm – 10:30pm


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: JayZ’s 4:44 Tour stop in Washington, DC.
Where: Capital One Arena, F Street Northwest, Washington, DC
When: Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 7pm – 10:00pm




Streetmarket 2017
Who: Streetsense
What: Join us to sip, shop, and celebrate at Streetsense! On Thursday November 30, we’re hosting our third annual Streetmarket, a curated holiday pop-up. The event is open to the public, and will feature a mix of local retailers including Bailiwick Clothing Company, Undeniable Boutique, Cherry Blossom Creative, Take Care Shop, KUZEH Pottery, Whiskey Ginger, Steadfast Supply, Bazaar Spices, Mallory Shelter Jewelry, Urban Jungle, Capital Craft Co., Typecase Industries, and more! The event will also feature complimentary small bites and beverages and an interactive photo booth. We hope to see you there!
Where: Streetsense, 3 Bethesda Metro Center #140, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
When: Thurs, Nov 30th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm


Bad Feminists Making Films
Who: Maisarah, Emily & Mariangela
What: According to the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, the number of women filmmakers in independent film is stagnating, and in Hollywood is actually declining. In 2016, women made up an astounding 7% of directors and 5% of cinematographers in the US’ highest grossing films; they fared only marginally better in the independent film world. In this environment, women making films remains a radical act. For the next #FilmandFriends, we host Ethnocine, a collective of women filmmakers engaging in ethnographic, feminist and queer research and media production for “Bad Feminists Making Films: Ethnographic Filmmaking in a Male Dominated World”. By showcasing and discussing cutting-edge filmmaking by feminist and queer anthropologists and documentary filmmakers, we seek to challenge the narratives and images produced by a film industry overwhelmingly dominated by the male gaze.  Three members of Ethnocine will share excerpts of their work: Maisarah Lai (Abuelita Outside), Emily Hong (Above and Below the Ground) and Mariangela Mihai Jordan (Never Lose Heart). Post-screening, DC-based Director / Producer and Rhiza Collective co-founder Maggie Lemere will faciliate a conversation with the filmmakers about what it means to be a ‘bad feminist’ (Roxane Gay; 2014) behind the camera, that is, the struggle to show that women’s voices, visions, and stories, matter, while being human, and making mistakes along the way. Lemere will ask questions about the panelists’ filmmaking journeys, their biggest cringe-worthy moments behind the camera, and how they have learned to navigate male-dominated spaces, while cultivating long-term relationships with artists, activists, and communities along the way. Event Space open at 7pm. Screening and discussion 730-9pm. 9-10 post screening networking & roof time.
Where: The Lookout, 18 Street Northwest, D.C., DC, United States
When: Thurs, Nov 30th 2017 7:00pm – 10:00pm


Cuban Cookbook Release Party with author Marcella Kriebel at Cotton & Reed
Who: Marcella Kriebel
What: Come for the cookbook AND cocktails! Lets celebrate the release of Marcella Kriebel’s second cookbook, Comida Cubana, a Cuban Culinary Journey at DC Rum distillery, Cotton and Reed, located across from Union Market. This cookbook has been a long time in the making and it’s finally here! Just in time for holiday giving.  Come sample some locally made rum in classic Cuban cocktails, talk with the author, and have her sign your cookbooks for everyone on your list! On the cookbook: In her debut book, Mi Comida Latina, Marcella Kriebel created a new type of cookbook. It combined her vivid watercolors with recipes inspired by cooking with people through out Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Puerto Rico and more. Now, Marcella returns with a new collection of recipes that span the country of Cuba from coast to coast. Travel the island and discover the Cuban take on classic dishes like empanadas as well as unique Cuban recipes like Bacán (plantain and crab steamed in banana leaves) Calaú (traditional greens stew), and Pastelitos de Guayaba (puff pastries with guava paste). Learn about the country’s food culture and ingredients through interviews and local stories, then complete the experience with an authentic Cuban cocktail or a post-meal café con leche.
Where: Cotton & Reed, 5th Street Northeast, Washington, DC, United States
When: Thurs, Nov 30th, 2017 7:00pm – 10:00pm


Creative Journaling with Rachel and Company & Paper Source
Who: Rachel and Bethesda- base Paper Source Team
What: Join Rachel and the talented Bethesda-based Paper Source team for an evening of creativity and organizing! You’ll create your very own journaling system and get some tried-and-true tips on how your journal can help make life a little easier during the busy holiday season. Light refreshments provided. Just bring yourselves. No crafting experience required – just the desire to have fun and get organized! Seats are limited. Sign up now. WHAT’S INCLUDED: •A private, interactive workshop with one of DC’s top professional organizers and the Paper Source
•Journal •Printed canvas tote •The Playbook: a how-to guide including simple steps, charts, and tips to get your entire home organized from top to bottom •10% off Paper Source products •The Scout Guide DC: a publication dedicated to living beautifully, living well, and living like an insider
Where: Paper Source – 4805 Bethesda Avenue – Bethesda, Maryland 20814
When: Thurs, Nov 30th,2017 7pm – 9pm




Ringlet + Argent Present: Grit in the District
Who: Ringle and Argent
What: We’ll be getting into the nitty gritty of what it really takes to be a business owner and each women’s journey to entrepreneurship. Panelists Include:Eleanor Turner, Co-Founder & CCO of Argent Kerra Michele, Founder of BUREAU & Kerra Michele Interiors Desiree Venn Frederic, Co-Founder & CCO of Combing Cotton Shizu Okusa, Co-Founder of JRINK Cori Sue Morris, Principal of Citrus Media Theresa Watts, Owner of Lettie Gooch
Where: 1921 8th st, Suite 115 DC 20001
When: Thurs, Nov 30,2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm






Nora Atkinson
Who: Nora Atkinson
What: Nora Atkinson is the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She joined the museum’s staff in March 2014. Atkinson was part of the team responsible for the recent renovation of the Renwick Gallery, the museum’s branch for contemporary craft and decorative art. She acquires artworks for the museum’s permanent collection and organizes exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery. She was the curatorial lead for the 2016 reinstallation of the contemporary craft permanent collection galleries and for the exhibition “Visions and Revisions: The 2016 Renwick Invitational.”She is the author of Craft for a Modern World: The Renwick Gallery Collection (2015) and a co-author of the exhibition catalog accompanying “Visions and Revisions” (2016). Her research interests include contemporary craft and design and the role of the handmade in modern culture. Atkinson’s current projects include a site-specific installation by Rick Araluce; the exhibition “Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death,” opening October 20, 2017; and a major exhibition about the Burning Man Festival that is scheduled to open in 2018.Atkinson was a curator at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Wash., from 2006 to 2014. Among her most notable exhibitions there were “Fragile Fortress: The Art of Dan Webb” (2014), “Making Mends” (2012), “Lisa Gralnick: The Gold Standard” (2010) and “The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book” (2009). Her critical essays and writing were featured in five publications produced by the museum. Atkinson earned a bachelor’s degree (2002) and a master’s degree (2006) from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Where: Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20006, USA
When: Thurs, Nov 30th,2017 8:30am – 11am


Who: Daybreaker
What: Friday December 1st, we’re hosting a ’70s-style Studio Fifty Formal. Imagine you’re invited to a holiday bash at Studio 54 and the year is 1974. So bring on the bell bottoms & platform shoes — we’ll provide hot tunes from Wade Hammes and a disco dancefloor full of surprises. 🎉 And word at the North Pole is one of the Clauses may break from the toy shop to make a ‘lil appearance… 😉 Oh and bring an extra coat for a good cause — we’ve teamed up with Thrive DC to host our second annual coat drive for people experiencing homelessness in DC. Give a coat and we’ll enter you to win two free tix to our next event (!) See you on the dancefloor. 💃 THE LINEUP + Yoga 6 – 7am + Dance Party 7 – 9am + Featuring Wade Hammes  + Free coffee, healthy juices and breakfast bites + Live performances and special surprises
Where: U Street Music Hall, 1115A U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
When: Fri, Dec 1st,2017  6:00am – 9:00am


Winterfest at Wunder Garten
Who: Winterfest
What: Expanding on the tradition of annual Oktoberfest and Fruhlingsfest celebrations, Wunder Garten (1101 First St. NE) is excited to announce the premiere of Winterfest. Beginning December 1 and continuing through December 17, Wunder Garten, in collaboration with the NoMa BID, will transform into a winter wonderland, festooned with decorations and decked in holiday lights. Winterfest will include a makers market featuring Made In DC vendors, art installations, and a Christmas tree lot with local food vendors, live music, warm cocktails, and more.Thursdays through Sundays, the holiday market will feature a rotating lineup of local artists and vendors. Wunder Garten will be the place to shop for gifts from area artisans selling artwork, apparel, greeting cards, and more. The Christmas tree lot at Wunder Garten will sell mostly Frasier Firs, ranging from four to ten feet tall. Holiday helpers will be on hand to bundle and tie trees for easy transport. Under twinkling lights and LED snowflakes, guests will enjoy live music while munching on fare from one of Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants, Timber Pizza, Holy Crêpes food truck, and cult favorite CaliBurger, and sipping hot cocoa and from Peet’s Coffee. Wunder Garten will offer winter beers, mulled wine, and spiked hot chocolate. Revelers can gather around the fire pit to savor hot toddies, roast marshmallows for s’mores, and snuggle in blankets. In addition to holiday provisions, Wunder Garten will be home to a holiday inspired art piece by local artist Hernan Gigena. The interactive installation will be the centerpiece of Winterfest. Always a dog-friendly establishment, Wunder Garten will offer photo ops with Santa for all the beer garden’s furry friends. No prior ticket purchase required.
Where: Wunder Garten, 1101 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
When: Dec 1st,2017 – Dec 17,2017  12:00pm – 11:59pm




Holiday Market
Who: Holiday Market
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 ethnically produced goods. Hundreds of diverse gift items, such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles will be offered by 60 exhibitors each day.
Where: Penn Quarter 8th and F Street NW Washington DC
When: Fri, Nov 24,2017 – Sat Dec 23,2017 12pm – 8pm








Light Up The Wharf
Who: Light Up The Wharf
What: The Wharf gets merry and bright with our inaugural tree lighting. Join us as we flip the switch on a 55-foot fir tree, plus thousands of twinkling lights all along the one-mile waterfront. It’s a new holiday tradition not to be missed!
Where: Wharf DC
When: Fri, Dec 1st, 5pm -8pm








Miss Pixie’s 5th Annual Holiday Market!
Who: Miss Pixie’s
What: Our 5th Annual Holiday Market is here! Join in on the festivities at Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot…This year’s raffle proceed will go to Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center right here in DC! Come + purchase a raffle (or 5!) to win amazing prices from all of our vendors + favorite local spots while donating to an amazing organization!! Local Makers selling their goods in the Makers Market!
Where: Miss Pixie’s, 1626 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
When: Fri, Dec 1st, 2017 5pm – 8pm










The Friend Zone Live! Washington, DC
Who: The Friend Zone
What: The Friend Zone Live! Washington, DC VIP Check In: 6:30pm General Admission Doors: 7:00pm Show Begins: 8:00pm
Where: Gallaudet University at The Elstad Auditorium – 800 Florida Avenue Northeast – Washington, DC 20002
When: Fri, Dec 1st,2017 7pm – 10pm


Pineapple presents: film to farm
Who: Pineapple
What: Nourished by OneTable ~Chef’s Table screening & convo with the director + farm-to-Apollo dinner w/ Johanna Hellrigl + Dio natural wine~ What do masterful storytelling, world-renowned female chefs and progressive agriculture all have in common? Abby Fuller (@abrafever), an award-winning documentarian and the youngest and only female director of our fave Netflix show Chef’s Table. From Chef Ana Roš’ kitchen in Slovenia to a regenerative cattle farm in Virginia, Abby highlights critical issues in our food system by filming the most highly acclaimed chefs, farmers and activists who are changing the way we eat. While Abby is currently filming an episode of Chef’s Table season 4 with a yet-to-be-revealed, revolutionary female chef, she recently made the move from LA to an 800-acre regenerative farm in rural Virginia (Another Perfect Day) to showcase the power of this type of farming to transform our soil, environment, and planet. Join pineapple in conversation with Abby and moderated by photographer + videographer Kate Warren (@gokateshoot) to explore how women are transforming filmmaking, farming and food. While viewing clips from her episode, we’ll enjoy dinner made by Chef Johanna Hellrigl, including sliders and a ‘grazing greens’ salad using Another Perfect Day’s meat & produce, and Dio natural, women-made wine throughout the evening.
Where: DC Metro Area, H Street Corridor
When: Fri, Dec 1st,2017 7pm -9pm



American Holiday Festival
Who: American Holiday
What: Doors will open at 1 hour prior to show time. At 15 minutes prior to the show’s scheduled start time, any open seats will be turned over to patrons without tickets. This show will last approximately 90 minutes with NO intermission. DAR Constitution Hall has wheelchair-accessible seating that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations can be made in advance. The wheelchair ramp is located on the D Street side of the hall. These concerts are overbooked based on historic show rates. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis at 1-hour prior to show time. At 15-minutes prior to downbeat, no tickets are required and tickets may not be honored if the house is full. If someone in your party needs sign-language accommodations, please contact our Marketing/Public Affairs Office at 703-696-3718 or email: jennifer.s.maly.civ@mail.mil no later than November 20. FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? For transportation and parking directions, please visit the DAR Constitution Hall Web Site. Can I show this ticket on my mobile device? No. DAR Constitution Hall ushers are not equipped to accept non-printed tickets.
Where: DAR-Constitution Hall – 1776 D St NW – Washington, DC 20006
When: Fri, Dec 1st,2017 8pm – 9:45pm




Pop-Up in The Shay
Who: Violet Boutique
What: We’re popping up in the Shay during December before moving there permanently in 2018! We’ll be fully stocked with holiday styles, glitzy accessories and all of your favorite Violet fashion. Come check it out and help us celebrate an exciting new chapter for D.C.’s favorite boutique! The pop up will be closed December 23-26 for the holiday and reopen on December 27. ** closing at 5pm on 12/31
Where: The Shay 1924 8th St. NW Washington, Dc
When: Fri, Dec 1st,2017 10am – 5pm






Smithsonian Holiday Festival
Who: Smithsonian
What: Musical performances by U.S. Air Force Band Singing Sergeants at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Accessibility services available upon request.  Please contact:  nmahprograms@si.edu, or call 202/633-3150, Dept of Programs and Audience Development
Where: Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
When: Sat, Dec 2nd,2017 12pm – 2:45pm


NaturallyCurly presents The Curl Revolution – Baltimore
Who: NaturallyCurly
What: Michelle Breyer, NaturallyCurly co-founder and author of The Curl Revolution: Inspiring Stories and Practical Advice from the NaturallyCurly Community, will be on hand to sign books. Eat, drink and be curly! Before natural hair blogs and influencers, before YouTube and Facebook, there was NaturallyCurly.com. In The Curl Revolution, Michelle Breyer captures the entire curl landscape pulling from the two decade history of the site as well as from experts, influencers and community members who share their inspirational stories. Come be a part of The Curl Revolution with us. Books will be on-hand during the event for purchase. About the Author: Named one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Multicultural Market by Women’s Wear Daily in 2015, Michelle Breyer is a visionary entrepreneur who took a personal frustration over out-of-control curls and built it into the largest social media platform for hair. The co-founder of NaturallyCurly is a former award-winning business reporter. She now consults with numerous brands and retailers to help them develop the right products and communication strategies to most effectively connect with this valuable consumer. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and curly teenage daughter. The Curl Revolution Baltimore FAQs: Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Curlrevolution@NaturallyCurly.com
Where: Oyin Handmade Boutique & Salon – 2103 N. Charles St. – Baltimore, Maryland 21218
When: Sat, Dec 2nd,2017 12pm – 2pm


Moment’s 2017 Gala & Awards Dinner
Who: Moment’s
What: Our 2017 distinguished honorees CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent JAKE TAPPER Robert S. Greenberger Journalism Award
Named for Robert Greenberger, the former Wall Street Journal reporter known for his rigorous coverage of labor, economics, foreign affairs and the Supreme Court, and his love of reporting. Award-winning Cookbook Author and Journalist JOAN NATHAN Moment Magazine Creativity Awards. Attorney, Author and Photographer ALLAN GERSON Moment Magazine Creativity Award
Where: National Press Club – 529 14th Street Northwest – Washington, DC 20045
When: Sun, Dec 3rd,2017 6pm – 9:30pm


Current Boutique Presents: Instastories 101 (for Biz + Bloggers)
Who: Current Boutique
What: In today’s day and age, if you’re a small business or a blogger, you can’t survive without social media. And more specifically — Instagram. It’s the social media platform currently dominating all others. And it’s helping a lot of biz & bloggers score the BIG BUCKS as well build powerful communities. Ready to learn how to use it to transform your business, blog or community? Join Current Boutique’s Kym Laird, Honestly, Though Founder, Phoebe McPherson and all of the below influencers and #bossbabes for a night of discussion around Instagram Stories and how YOU can use them to transform what you do.
Where: Current Boutique – 2601 Wilson Boulevard – Arlington, VA 22201
When: Sun, Dec 3rd, 2017 6pm – 9pm




Busboys BrooklanDC: featuring Taylor Johnson
Who: Charity Blackwell
What: Monday night Open Mic featuring Taylor Johnson Hosted by: Charity Joyce Blackwell Lets bring in the Holidays with some of the best poetry! Tickets for the event go on sale December 4th 12:00 am- 6:00 pm. GET YOUR TICKETS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE DAY OF. We hate to see sad faces turned away at sold out events. :(If you would like to perform, please arrive by 8:30!
Where: Busboys and Poets Brookland 625 Monroe St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017
When: Mon, Dec 4,2017 – Tues, Dec 5,2017 9pm – 12am







Six Degrees Society DC Presents Holiday Flower Crowns With Rocking Bird Flower
Who: Six Degrees
What: Deck the halls and your head, for an evening of curated networking and flower crown making with Rocking Bird Flower. Each guest will get 2 curated 15 minute matches handpicked just for them based on bios submitted pre-event. Following the matches, guests will create their own  handmade flower crowns instructed by Meredith Wallace of Rocking Bird Flower.
Where: Adams Morgan, Washington D.C., DC, United States
When: Tues, Dec 5th,2017 6:30pm -8:30pm



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


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 women owned businesses; these are women 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:

The Friend Zone Live


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