MOVIES ON THE POTOMAC, MD
May
1
to Sep 30

MOVIES ON THE POTOMAC, MD

  • National Harbor - Plaza Screen in the Waterfront District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: This year, National Harbor brings back its popular Movies on the Potomac series from May 1 through September 30. Every Thursday (“date night”) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (“family night”) at 6 p.m. guests are invited to gather in front of the Plaza Screen to watch recent releases and classic films. Movie goers are encouraged to bring chairs and order take-out from one of the many restaurants right around the plaza to enjoy the following screenings:

May  2   Jurassic World, Fallen The Fate of the Furious

          5    The Little Rascals

          9    First Man (2018)

         12   Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

16   Robin Hood (2018) 

         19   Incredibles 2 (2018) 

         23   Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)

         26   The Lego Batman Movie

30   Crazy Rich Asians

        

June 2     Matilde 

         6     Aquaman (2018)

         9     Cars

13     Pele (2016)

       16     Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

20     Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

      23     Air Bud: World Cup (2000)

27     Dream Girls

     30     Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

July 4      Selena

         7     CoCo

11     Kin (2018)

       14     Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

       18     Night School (2018)

       21     The Nut Cracker and the Four Realms (2018)

      25     Justice League

      28     The LEGO Movie 2 (2019)

 

Aug 1      Green Book (2018)

         4      How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

         8      Transformers: The Last Knight

        11     Learning to See: The World of Insects (2018)

   15     Bring it On

        18     Holes

        22      Bumblebee (2018)

        25      Dumbo (2019)

        29      Mean Girls

 

Sept 1       A Wrinkle in Time

          5       Black Panther

          8       The Wizard of Oz

12     Venon (2018)

        15       The Wiz (1978)

19     Creed II (2018)

        22       Despicable Me 3

 26     Ocean’s 8 (2018)

 29     The Lion King

 

Please note that movie times/dates may be changed or cancelled due to weather. National Harbor will announce any updates via social media. For additional information, please visithttps://www.nationalharbor.com/movies-on-the-potomac/.

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JAZZ IN THE GARDEN, DC
May
17
to Aug 23

JAZZ IN THE GARDEN, DC

  • National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When: Every Friday from May 17 - August 23, 2019

Deets: Jazz in the Garden takes place in the Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art every Friday evening starting mid-May and continuing through August (check concert listing for dates).

An eclectic mix of music is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Sculpture Garden but may be purchased at the café. Admission is free.

NOTE: Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather. For up-to-date information, click on www.nga.gov/jazz, call (202) 842-6941, or check the Gallery’s Twitter and Facebook feeds at www.twitter.com/ngadc | www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt

Hint for the Average Socialite: Each event is FREE and open to everyone!

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AN EVENING WITH "CRAZY RICH ASIANS" AUTHOR KEVIN KWAN  // INTERVIEW/SIGNING // , DC
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

AN EVENING WITH "CRAZY RICH ASIANS" AUTHOR KEVIN KWAN // INTERVIEW/SIGNING // , DC

  • Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor Thomas Jefferson Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: The Library of Congress will host Kevin Kwan, international bestselling author of the Crazy Rich Asian trilogy, in conversation with Roswell Encina, The Library’s Chief Communication Officer for an evening with the author. In 2018, Kwan was named in the TIME 100’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Join us for an entertaining conversation about the author’s life from Singapore to New York and how the first book became the inspiration for the major motion picture. A movie screening of Crazy Rich Asians will precede the conversation with a book signing to follow.

4-6pm Movie Screening of the film, Crazy Rich Asians
7-8pm Conversation and author Kevin Kwan
8-9pm Book Signing

The conversation and Q&A program will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. Follow and join the conversation via Twitter with #Changemakers.

This program is presented as part of the Library’s Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month programming and is co-hosted by the Library of Congress Asian American Association.

Hint For the Average Socialite: Free and open to the public. Tickets are recommended, but not required. RSVP for the movie screening and evening conversation individually or by a combined ticket. Seating and book signing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Books for the signing will be available for purchase by The Library of Congress Shop.

Please request ADA accommodations at least 5 days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.

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NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM GALA, DC
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM GALA, DC

Deets: On Wednesday, May 29, the National Building Museum will hold its 2019 gala recognizing JBG SMITH and Washington Housing Initiative for their inspired vision and profound commitment to our local communities. The evening is emceed by NPR’s Joshua Johnson.

As the Museum marks its 33rd presentation of the Honor Award, we are delighted to formally acknowledge these outstanding honorees who are helping re-imagine the future with transformative development and important investments in our communities.

Each year the gala brings together a broad spectrum of leaders in the building industry as well as cultural, corporate, and political leaders from around the world. It is the singular opportunity in our nation’s capital to socialize with key developers, architects, lenders, investors, engineers, and brokers in the Washington business community. The evening includes a garden party reception, seated dinner and award program, and an after party with live music. Garden Party attire encouraged.

Who You May Spot: NPR’s Joshua Johnson (emcee)

Photo by Yassine El Mansouri

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BEST OF ARLINGTON PARTY 2019, VA
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

BEST OF ARLINGTON PARTY 2019, VA

Deets: Join us for an evening of food, drink, live music and fun on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Arlington Magazine’s 5th Annual Best of Arlington Party, presented by The St. James.

FOOD

Ambar
BABA
Bayou Bakery
Buena Vida
Cava Mezze
Fava Pot
Fire Works
Liberty BBQ
Sushi-Zen
TTT Mexican Diner
Wilson Hardware

DRINK

New District Brewing Co. & Virginia Imports, Ltd.

MUSIC

Phil Kominsky Acoustic Duo

Hint for the Average Socialite: Buy your tickets today. Early bird pricing ends April 30. We hope to see you there!

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TACO, BEER, TEQUILA FESTIVAL, DC
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

TACO, BEER, TEQUILA FESTIVAL, DC

  • National Harbor, MD - Southpointe Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: The Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival is Back at a NEW Waterfront Location at Southpointe - Bigger, More Tacos, Amazing Waterfront Views!

  • NEW - Churros and Chocolate Pavilion - Get Your Steaming Hot Churro Dipped in CHOCOLATE!!

  • All Day for Tacooos... (VIP 1 Hour Early Access), 11 am - 5 pm

  • 4 Margarita Bars

  • Tequila Pavilion - Open to All Ticket Holders!

  • 20+ Taco Trucks and Taquerias - Get Your Taco ON!

  • Live Entertainment – Live Music

*** 21+ TO ATTEND - Wine, Beer & Cider Sampling Included in All Tickets ***
* Ticket Prices May Increase at Any Time

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NORTHEAST EATS 2019, DC
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

NORTHEAST EATS 2019, DC

Deets: For the fourth year in a row, Northeast Eats will showcase homegrown food and beverage production in and around the vibrant NE quadrant of our nation’s capital. More than 500 people are expected to enjoy full tastings from 40+ food vendors and 10+ breweries and distilleries.

New this year: NE EATS will benefit the vendors directly and a new organization has formed to celebrate and preserve DC’s vibrant home-grown businesses.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

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TASTE OF PERU, DC
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

TASTE OF PERU, DC

  • University of the District of Columbia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: Taste of Peru - Washington DC 2019 is the biggest culinary festival showcasing the gastronomical marvels of Peru. The event will feature renown Peruvian chefs and local Peruvian restaurants, entertainment, vendors and culturally related topics. The Event will take place Sunday June 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the University of the District of Columbia.

This is a ticketed event. The price of the ticket is for admission and give you access to the live entertainment and live cooking demonstrations. Each vendor will charge for food or products separately. Prices could be between $3-10. Children under 10 are free. For more details about the chefs, check our website. www.tasteofperudc.com.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

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PHILLIPS AFTER 5: JAZZIN' AT THE PHILLIPS, DC
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

PHILLIPS AFTER 5: JAZZIN' AT THE PHILLIPS, DC

Deets: Join The Phillips Collection for their annual Phillips after 5 in partnership with the DC Jazz Fest.
Phillips after 5 is a lively mix of art, entertainment, and live music on the first Thursday of the month. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Hint for the Average Socialite: $12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Advance ticket purchase is strongly advised for this popular event.

Advance ticket purchase is strongly advised as this popular event tends to sell out. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed. Guest passes are not valid for Phillips after 5. Learn more about membership.

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Elizabeth Murray Jazz (2001)

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WASHINGTONIAN'S BEST OF WASHINGTON, DC
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

WASHINGTONIAN'S BEST OF WASHINGTON, DC


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Deets: Kick off your summer at Washingtonian’s Best of Washington party!
Join your fellow foodies at the National Building Museum to sip, celebrate, and sample bites from more than 60 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants and Best of Washington Survey Winners!

This fun-filled event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale Through April 1, 2019 (While Supplies Last)!

What’s Trending: @washingtonianevents #WashMagBOW

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DC JAZZFEST 2019, DC
Jun
7
to Jun 16

DC JAZZFEST 2019, DC

Deets: The DC Jazz Festival® invites you to explore the exceptional array of renowned masters and emerging artists from across the jazz spectrum and beyond. Use the filter to find your favorite artist and various performances located throughout the District — including The Wharf and in your own neighborhood through our Jazz in the ’Hoods concert series.

DC JazzFest at The Wharf Presented by Events DC (June 14-16) featuring four main stages with events on the District and Transit Piers are free to the public—includes a diverse marketplace and Education Village with our Meet the Artist series. Events at The Anthem are ticketed.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Purchase DC JazzFest at the Wharf VIP Packages are available. View schedule here.

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CITY BLOSSOMS GARDEN FIESTA: PLANT PROM, DC
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

CITY BLOSSOMS GARDEN FIESTA: PLANT PROM, DC

Deets: City Blossoms cordially invites you to this year’s Garden Fiesta, where everyone - from the bumble bees to the carpenter bees - is City Blossoms royalty. Join City Blossoms staff, board, friends, and neighbors in celebration as we come together to enjoy a dazzling, joyful evening.

Funds raised from this event directly support the expansion of our garden programs which support underserved children and youth, ages 2 to 19. Every year, guests enjoy a playful and festive evening of delicious local food and drinks, exciting performances, and a raffle filled with tantalizing prizes. Friends and family of all ages are welcome and sure to have a delightful time.

Thanks to this fundraiser, City Blossoms staff will maintain and support over 28 existing garden projects all over DC, travel to cities across the country to teach garden-based programming, provide more than 2,200 hours of free and affordable activities, and engage over 14,000 children and youth. Specifically, this year, funds raised from the Fiesta will support the growth of free programming at our Community Green Spaces, expand the number of elementary and middle schools we provide environmental education to, and increase the number of community-based events and field trips we are able to offer our partners.

Our holistic approach creates innovative green spaces that help communities empower themselves and care for their environment and each other. You can invest in a greener, healthier Washington DC that is accessible to everyone by joining us at this spectacular, joyous event!

Scroll down to learn more about us and visit us at www.cityblossoms.org!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available! $35 online or $40 at the door (free admission for kids under 12)

Attire: In honor of this year’s theme, guests are encouraged to wear anything that sparkles, shines, or makes you feel fabulous and ready to buzzzz the night away!

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THE SESAME STREET ROAD TRIP, DC
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

THE SESAME STREET ROAD TRIP, DC

Deets: Join your Sesame Street friends for a fun, interactive family festival and stage show, a giant maze, a treasure dig, photo opportunities, sweepstakes, a cookies-and-milk snack station, and more!

The festival is part of Sesame Street's first-ever nationwide road trip, celebrating our 50 years of helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Event is FREE! Everybody will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to bring your tickets to the event.

Read more: DCist, WTOP

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5TH ANNUAL EAT DRINK LOCAL, DC
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

5TH ANNUAL EAT DRINK LOCAL, DC

Deets: EdibleDC Magazine & FRESHFARM present the 5th Annual Eat Drink Local. Your ALL INCLUSIVE ticket gets you 15+ divine drinks and 15+ fabulous food from local vendors. Feast and liabte your way though the Capital Region's best chefs, food crafters, beer, wine and liquor distillers who will be sampling amazing food and drink. 

Feeling fancy, snag a limited VIP ticket which includes access to the VIP experience and our very popular VIP Gift Bag! Confirmed partners:

  • Compass Rose & Maydan

  • Doi Moi

  • Coconut Club

  • The Occidental

  • Early Mountain Vineyard

  • Stone Tower Winery

  • DBGB

  • GreenHat & Capitoline

  • Zaytinya

  • The Smith

  • One Eight Distilling

  • Troegs Brewing

  • Tenth Ward Distilling

  • Right Proper Brewing

  • Ploughman Cider

  • Don Ciccio & Figli

  • Seylou Bakery

  • Cheesemonster

  • Cowbell Kitchen

  • EatWell Restaurant Group

  • Coton & Rye

  • Walsh Family Wines

  • Republic Restoratives

  • Bluemont Vineyard

  • Tenth Ward Distilling

  • Le Musubi

  • Harrimans Grill

  • Maximo Mezcal (VIP Experience Only)

  • Columbia Room (VIP Experience Only)

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available!

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DINE-N-DASH WITH CHEF JOSE ANDRES, DC
Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

DINE-N-DASH WITH CHEF JOSE ANDRES, DC

Deets: The Seventh Annual Dine-N-Dash allows you to dine in over 30 of Washington, D.C.’s top restaurants in one night. Join two Michelin-Starred Chef, José Andrés and his chef friends for a culinary journey through D.C. Enjoy unlimited food and drinks at all participating restaurants until you’re full, or the night ends — whichever comes first! Proceeds from Dine-N-Dash will benefit World Central Kitchen, Chef José Andrés’ non-profit of chefs whose mission is to create smart solutions to hunger and poverty in the areas of health, education, jobs, and disaster relief.

  • Buy your ticket and choose your starting neighborhood – we’ll let you know your check-in restaurant later!

  • 5:30pm: VIPs join José Andrés and special guests at an exclusive pre-event reception presented by American Express.

  • 6:00pm: Arrive at your check-in restaurant and get a wristband. Your wristband gives you access to participating restaurants in all neighborhoods (you never have to open your wallet!). Enjoy unlimited specialty dishes and drinks at the restaurants until 10:00 pm.

  • 9:30pm: VIPs join José and guests at an exclusive afterparty.

Support World Central Kitchen

Dine-N-Dash supports World Central Kitchen, a non-profit of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty in the areas of health, education, jobs, and disaster relief. Since its founding, WCK has served more than 6 million meals to victims of natural disasters around the globe and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Food. In addition to natural disaster response, WCK operates long-term programs in Puerto Rico, Haiti, and Nicaragua to help communities develop sustainable food systems.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

Who You May Spot: José Andrés, Hugh Acheson, Antonia Lofaso, Brooke WIliamson, Chris Cosentino,

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theSkimm NIGHT OUT, DC
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

theSkimm NIGHT OUT, DC

Deets: VIP Party: 6:00pm / General Admission Doors: 6:30pm / Start Time: 7:30pm

The founders of theSkimm are coming to Washington, DC for a fun night out at Eaton, full of empowering conversation, networking, cheersing, and more to celebrate their new book, How to Skimm Your Life.

It might seem like everyone you know took a secret class on how to navigate life – and you were out sick that day. Enter: theSkimm.

theSkimm was founded in 2012 by Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg and since then they’ve created the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, a suite of products, and become a beloved brand for more than 7 million members.

Whether you're a recent grad, looking to make a change, or just want to reset, Carly and Danielle will host a night of helpful and entertaining conversation. You’ll walk away feeling empowered to do the things you’ve been putting off — whether that’s negotiating a salary, saving your money, or finally learning how to pick out the right bottle of wine.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Each ticket includes pre-show networking with other Skimm’rs in your area, a copy of theSkimm’s book, How to Skimm Your Life (a $27.00 value, published by Ballantine Books), and an evening of real talk.

VIP ticket includes:

  • Pre-event VIP party at Wild Days, Eaton's rooftop lounge

  • Meet & Greet with theSkimm founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg

  • New headshots taken by a professional photographer

  • Tote bag filled with gifts and goodies with some of theSkimm’s favorite products

  • Complimentary wine flight

  • Preferred Event Seating located in the first five rows

  • VIP early entry into venue

  • Official VIP Laminate

  • Signed copy of How to Skimm Your Life

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MARYLAND LAVENDER FESTIVAL, MD
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

MARYLAND LAVENDER FESTIVAL, MD

  • Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, & Brewery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: Join us for a day in the lavender field. Enjoy picturesque views, vendors, live music, food trucks, glasses & bottles of wine, pints & growlers of beer, handcrafted distilled spirits, educational seminars & demonstrations. Relax in the fragrant field, photograph the scenery, and shop the artisan vendors. Gifts, plants, dried lavender, and freshly cut bundles will be available for purchase. 

Ticket Options: 

  • Early Bird ticket prices will be available until March 1st.  On March 1st, the early bird special will end and regular priced tickets will be available while supplies last. 

  • Entry Ticket- Includes entry to the lavender festival, a souvenir stemless glass & a glass of homemade lavender lemonade. 

  • Entry w/ a Glass of Beer: Includes entry to the lavender festival, a souvenir beer glass, & one glass of your choice of Springfield Manor craft beer. ***must be 21yrs or older w/govt. issued photo ID*** Please note our craft beer menu is viewable on the wine/beer/spirit menu tab above. 

  • Entry w/ a Glass of Wine: Includes entry to the lavender festival, a souvenir stemless wine glass, & one glass of your choice of Springfield Manor award winning fine wine.  ***must be 21yrs or older w/govt. issued photo ID*** Please note wine tastings will not be available- glass of wine must be selected based on wine list. Please view our wine list on the wine/beer/spirit menu tab above.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Learn more on their website. Video link to last years festival.

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SAVE THE DATE: HIRSHHORN BALL, DC
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

SAVE THE DATE: HIRSHHORN BALL, DC

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Deets: Tap into your unconscious and dress to express your true self at an haute bash celebrating fashion and the radical artists who brought self-expression to a new level.
Dancing. One-time performances. Open bar. Hosted by Pussy Noir

Make a statement with your most extra outfit at the HIRSHHORN BALL, inspired by surrealism, the artistic movement that championed radical expression through the irrational, the eclectic, and the unexpected. Raise a glass to fashion, authenticity, and pride with local icon Pussy Noir and expect the unexpected with interactive pop-up performances by some of DC’s chicest entertainers. Show us surrealness. Show us you!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are AVAILABLE!

What’s Trending: #HirshhornBall

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NAT GEO NIGHTS: AMERICA'S LAST WILD PLACES, DC
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

NAT GEO NIGHTS: AMERICA'S LAST WILD PLACES, DC

Deets: Explore the expansive American grasslands and Great Plains with conservation ecologists Daniel Kinka and Rae Wynn-Grant and photojournalist Amy Toensing.

About Nat Geo Nights

Every month National Geographic opens its doors for a night of fun and exploration. These special monthly happy hours feature live stories from National Geographic Explorers, fun interactive activities, lively music, food, and drink specials at our cash bar. See the event schedule and full lineup below.

The happy hour begins at 5:30PM and the talk begins at 6:30PM.

Who You May Spot: Daniel Kinka, Rae Wynn-Grant, Amy Toensing

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are $20 and available now!

What's Trending: @InsideNatGeo

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37TH ANNUAL RAMMY AWARDS, DC
Jun
30
5:30 PM17:30

37TH ANNUAL RAMMY AWARDS, DC

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: The 37th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 30, 2019!

Hint For The Average Socialite: RAMMYS 2019 tickets are available now!

For more information on The 37th Annual RAMMY Awards, its awards policies and procedures, to purchase tickets, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, email therammys@ramw.org or call 202-331-5990.

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The finalists for the 2019 RAMMY Awards are:

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year:The award is presented to an associate member who best exemplifies commitment to and support of RAMW. This award recipient is determined by RAMW’s Executive Committee.

  • Coastal Sunbelt Produce

  • Congressional Seafood Co.

  • Saval Foodservice

  • TriMark Adams-Burch

  • The Veritas Law Firm

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year:This nominee is a food or beverage artisan who creates a product that is then utilized by chefs and restaurants. Nominees in this category may be cheese makers, coffee roasters, vintners, brewers, distillers, bread bakers, chocolatiers, honey producers, farmers, an ice cream/gelato company and many more. When the artisan is a restaurant or restaurant group, the products created must be utilized by chefs and/or restaurants outside of the maker’s restaurant group. The nominee must have been in business a minimum of one year by December 31, 2018.

  • Arcadia Farm

  • Atlas Brew Works

  • Ayrshire Farm

  • Ivy City Smokehouse

  • Logan Sausage Co.

New Restaurant of the Year:A restaurant that must have opened between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 and already distinguishes itself as a pacesetter in food, beverage and service.

  • Chloe

  • Kaliwa

  • Poca Madre

  • Spoken English

  • St. Anselm

Cocktail Program of the Year:The establishment is distinguished by the quality, diversity, clarity and value of its craft cocktail program, evaluated separately from its beer, wine or other beverages. Nominees may be bars, restaurants, or any foodservice establishment with an exemplary cocktail program. The nominee continues to break new ground in education of its staff. The nominee must have been in operation for a minimum of one year as of December 31, 2018.

  • barmini by JoséAndrés

  • Bresca

  • Daikaya

  • Petworth Citizen and Reading Room

  • Royal

Beer Program of the Year:The establishment is distinguished by the quality, diversity, clarity and value of its beer program. Brewery restaurants and brew pubs are eligible for this category and will be judged based on the diversity and quality of their craft beer. The nominee continues to break new ground in education of its staff. The nominee must have been in operation for a minimum of one year as of December 31, 2018.

  • B Side

  • Caboose Tavern

  • Pizzeria Paradiso – Dupont

  • Republic

  • Roofers Union

Wine Program of the Year:The establishment is distinguished by the quality, diversity, clarity and value of its wine program. The nominee’s wine program best suits the cuisine and style of the restaurant while enhancing the dining experience. Wine bars are eligible for this category and will be judged based on the diversity and quality of their offerings. The nominee continues to break new ground in education of its staff. The nominee must have been in operation for a minimum of one year as of December 31, 2018.

  • Cork Wine Bar and Market

  • Le Diplomate

  • Maxwell Park

  • minibar by JoséAndrés

  • Trummer’s On Main

Rising Culinary Star of the Year:The nominee is an “up and coming” chef who demonstrates exemplary talent, shows leadership and promise for the future. The nominee must have been based in the Metropolitan Washington area for a minimum of two years.

  • Javier Fernandez, Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly

  • Adam Howard, Blue Duck Tavern

  • John MacPherson, Three Blacksmiths

  • Daniela Moreira, Call Your Mother Deli, Timber Pizza Company

  • Kwame Onwuachi, Kith and Kin

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year:This nominee is a restaurant rooted in its neighborhood where guests come to eat, drink, and get together with friends repeatedly. The great atmosphere and good vibes are as important as the food and drink. The nominee must have been open for at least 2 years prior to December 31, 2018.

  • Duke’s Counter

  • Open Road

  • Perry’s

  • Quarry House Tavern

  • Vinoteca

Upscale Brunch of the Year:The nominee is a restaurant that demonstrates a high standard of dining excellence and service for its brunch in an Upscale Casual environment. Brunch may be offered as full-service, buffet, or prix fixe. The nominee must have been in business a minimum of one year by December 31, 2018.

  • Estadio

  • Seasons

  • The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

  • The Source by Wolfgang Puck

  • Unconventional Diner

Casual Brunch of the Year:The nominee is a restaurant that demonstrates a dedication to dining excellence, service and value in a casual environment for brunch. Brunch may be offered as full-service, buffet, or prix fixe. The nominee must have been in operation for a minimum of one year as of December 31, 2018.

  • Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen

  • Casolare Ristorante & Bar

  • Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen

  • Maketto

  • The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse

Favorite Fast Bites of the Year:This nominee is a delicatessen, quick-serve restaurant, mobile food vendor, or coffee shop (with food menu) that demonstrates a dedication to good food and good service in a fast-casual environment. The nominee must have been in operation for a minimum of one year as of December 31, 2018.

  • CHIKO

  • Little Red Fox

  • Rasa

  • Shouk

  • Taco Bamba Taqueria

Employee of the Year:The nominee is a non-managerial front or back of the house employee who serves as a model employee by displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.

  • Oscar Ardon, Doi Moi

  • Maria Contreras, Jaleo Crystal City

  • Valentine King, Hummingbird Bar and Kitchen

  • Eloy Juarez Alvarez, Mintwood Place

  • Fred Uku, The Red Hen

Manager of the Year:The nominee is a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.

  • Dave Delaplaine, Roofers Union

  • Sabrine Marques, PassionFish Bethesda

  • Donna Seal, Oceanaire

  • Richard Stewart, iRicchi Ristorante

  • Paris Twyman, Founding Farmers Tysons

Service Program of the Year:This nominee is a restaurant that demonstrates a high standard of excellence in service across the restaurant – from the reservation process, to the host station, to every element of the dining experience. The nominee must have been in business a minimum of two years by December 31, 2018.

  • Ambar – Clarendon

  • Carlyle Grand Cafe

  • Iron Gate

  • Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab

  • The Riggsby

Casual Restaurant of the Year:The nominee is a restaurant that demonstrates a dedication to dining excellence, service and value in a casual environment. The nominee must have been in business a minimum of two years by December 31, 2018.

  • All Purpose – Shaw

  • Bantam King

  • Bindaas – Cleveland Park

  • Maketto

  • Royal

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:The nominee is a restaurant that demonstrates a high standard of dining excellence and service in an upscale casual environment. The nominee must have been in business a minimum of two years by December 31, 2018.

  • Centrolina

  • Iron Gate

  • Momofuku CCDC

  • Sally’s Middle Name

  • Sushi Taro

Pastry Chef of the Year:The nominee is a restaurant pastry chef who prepares desserts and baked goods and demonstrates a high standard of excellence and culinary artistry. The nominee serves as an inspiration to other food professionals. The nominee must have been a pastry chef for the past five years with a minimum of two years based in the Metropolitan Washington area.

  • Fabrice Bendano, Le Diplomate

  • Ana Deshaies, Unconventional Diner

  • Pichet Ong, Brothers and Sisters, Spoken English

  • Paola Velez, Iron Gate

  • Meagan Tighe, Trummer’s On Main

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:The nominee is a restaurant that demonstrates a high standard of excellence in food, service and atmosphere and shows dedication to sophisticated culinary techniques in a fine dining environment. The nominee must have been in business a minimum of two years by December 31, 2018.

  • Blue Duck Tavern

  • BOURBON STEAK

  • Rasika

  • The Source by Wolfgang Puck

  • Trummer’s On Main

Chef of the Year:The nominee is an executive chef or chef de cuisine who demonstrates consistent standards of culinary excellence. The nominee displays a dedication to the artistry of food and may be from any type of establishment. The nominee must have been a chef for the past five years with a minimum of two years based in the Metropolitan Washington area.

  • Kyle Bailey, The Salt Line

  • David Deshaies, Unconventional Diner

  • Marjorie Meek-Bradley, St. Anselm

  • Russell Smith, The Source by Wolfgang Puck

  • Nicholas Stefanelli, Masseria, Officina

Restaurateur of the Year:The nominee must be a working restaurateur or restaurant group who sets high standards in restaurant operations and entrepreneurship. Candidates must have been in the restaurant business for a minimum of 5 years in the Metropolitan Washington area.

  • Victor Albisu, Poca Madre, Taco Bamba Taqueria

  • Jackie Greenbaum & Gordon Banks, Bar Charley, El Chucho, Little Coco’s, Quarry House Tavern, Slash Run

  • Michael Friedman, Mike O’Malley, Colin McDonough, Gareth Croke, All Purpose Restaurants

  • Rose Previte, Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen, Maydan

  • Daisuke Utagawa, Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni, Daikaya Group

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LAWN BY NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM, DC
Jul
4
to Sep 2

LAWN BY NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM, DC

  • National Building Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: The National Building Museum will partner with the LAB at Rockwell Group to present the 2019 Summer Block Party installation. Lawn will be an immersive installation taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, and present interactive experiences for all ages. Lawn is open July 4 through September 2, 2019.

Lawn allows guests to unwind with quintessential summer activities while connecting to the design of the Museum. It features a vast, sloping green space built on a scaffolding superstructure. Visitors purchase tickets at a reception area that features a building-scale mural of the sky, containing a dimensional title treatment set against a pixelated cloudscape made up of classic summertime iconography. Guests are directed towards a pathway running alongside the scaffolding, leading to a gently sloping trail that will bring visitors to the base of the lawn.

Visitors are met with a green expanse, set on a graceful incline and dotted with clusters of communal lounging areas. The centerpiece of these lounging areas are interactive hammocks suspended from the 100-foot-tall ceiling grid. The hammocks contain hidden speakers programmed with pre-recorded audio from prominent American storytellers, sharing summertime memories. At the top of the lawn is a scaffolding tower that reaches the height of the Museum’s third floor, offering never-before-seen views of the Great Hall, column capitals, and sculptural busts lining the roof.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Free passes will be available online for members on June 18; general admission will be available for advance purchase starting June 25. A limited quantity of tickets will be available on site each day. Tickets for Late Nights and special programs are sold separately and are not included in general admission.

TICKETS
Ticket prices for Lawn will be as follows and include admission to all other current National Building Museum exhibitions:

  • Free: National Building Museum Members

  • $16: Adult

  • $13: Youth/Student with ID/Senior/AARP member

  • $10: Blue Star Military Adult

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TASTEMAKER TOUR, DC
Jul
12
to Jul 13

TASTEMAKER TOUR, DC

  • Washington Market Dock 5 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: We’re hanging out with DC’s chefs, mixologists, and producers to create an unforgettably delicious Tastemaker DC. Tastemaker Tour, hosted by each city’s favorite chefs, mixologists, and producers, Tastemaker will bring a new type of immersive culinary experience with food, drink and music at its core to some of North America’s best culinary destinations.

The heart of Tastemaker, like any good party, is in the Tastemaker Kitchen—an open, collaborative space where the best chefs from each city (as well as a few brought along  from other tour stops) will pair up and blend their unique styles to produce one-of-a-kind dishes and menus that reflect the city on a plate. With a rotation of DJs spinning throughout the day and night from inside the kitchen, guests can hit the dance floor while tasting unique creations and mixing with culinary tastemakers.

The same rules apply at Tastemaker’s very own drinks cabinet, The Tastemaker Bar—a craft cocktail hub bringing together the city’s mixologists to put fresh local twists on all the classics. Also joining the party is a curated selection of more than 30 restaurants, wineries, breweries, and producers that guests can discover while exploring Tastemaker’s immersive home for the weekend.

Tastemaker is created by IMG, an Endeavor company and the team behind some of the most popular culinary events around the globe, including Taste Festivals, The World Restaurant Awards, The Big Feastival and Gourmet Escape. The events give guests a unique all-inclusive experience where they can enjoy food, drink, and entertainment, in a unique setting from just $55, and is for ages 21 and over.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available May 21!

What’s Trending: #TastemakerDC

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CITI TASTE OF TENNIS, DC
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

CITI TASTE OF TENNIS, DC

@TasteofTennis

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Deets: Citi Taste of Tennis will be kicking off the Citi Open as the official player party! The evening will feature signature cuisine from the city’s leading chefs and appearances by your favorite tennis stars. You’ve never had food served like this at this exclusive food and tennis celebration! Full list of participating restaurants and tennis players can be found on tasteoftennis.com/dc.

Who You May Spot: Tennis stars & chefs TBA

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available now! Event is 21+

For more information visit www.tasteoftennis.com and follow #cititasteoftennis on social.

See what you missed at Citi Taste of Tennis New York last year here!

What's Trending: @TasteofTennis #cititasteoftennis

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WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL, DC
Aug
3
4:00 AM04:00

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL, DC

Deets:  Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you'll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water. 

Tickets are on sale for the Water Lantern Festival in Washington DC at National Harbor.

Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/waterlanterndc

Hint For The Average Socialite:  Get your tickets now before they sell out! The longer you wait, the more expensive it'll be!

What's Trending:  #waterlanterndc

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CHESAPEAKE OYSTER & WINE FESTIVAL, DC
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

CHESAPEAKE OYSTER & WINE FESTIVAL, DC

  • National Harbor, MD - Southpointe Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: Join us for the DC/MD Regions Newest Seafood and Wine Festival! The Chesapeake Oyster and Wine Festival – taste top-rated American and International wines paired perfectly with the Chesapeake’s wild and farm-raised Oysters and a wide selection of gourmet seafood dishes.

Bring Your Appetite – More than just an Oyster Fest – we’ll also have an incredible selection of Seafood dishes (and plenty of great non-seafood dishes!)

Including:

  • Lobster Rolls

  • Jumbo Lump Crabcakes

  • Oyster Po Boys

Hint for the Average Socialite: All Tickets Include Unlimited Wine/Beer/Cider Tastings! Tickets aren’t available yet - check back for updates!

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SHIN LIM: WINNER OF AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - SEASON 13, DC
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

SHIN LIM: WINNER OF AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - SEASON 13, DC

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Deets: Shin Lim is the 2015 world FISM CHAMPION for close up card magic and is the winner of America’s Got Talent season 13.

A self-proclaimed “SLEIGHT OF HAND ARTIST”. LIM admits that he is actually NOT a magician , nor a wizard, and has NO intention of LYING to the audience.

He performs carefully SELF-CHOREOGRAPHED routines rather than pretending to defy the laws of Physics. Combining Dexterity, Precision and Grace, he has distilled a Lifetime of training into a devious display of DANCING DIGITS. His mind-boggling finger moves are so MASTERFUL, that the audience is left to wonder what if their eyes have seen is truly possible.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Pre-sale tickets available now (PW: REGALIA). Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12PM!

Photo courtesy of Shin Lim

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EMPORIYUM, DC
Nov
8
to Nov 10

EMPORIYUM, DC

Deets: The Emporiyum is back and better than ever! Join us on November 8-10, 2018 at Dock5 @ Union Market in Washington, DC.  Grab all your savvy foodie friends and join us for this one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There will be tunes, sips, and samples. 

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets go on sale May 1, 2018! Click the link below to learn more details about tickets and the event!

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PREAKNESS INFIELD FEST, MD
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

PREAKNESS INFIELD FEST, MD

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Deets: InfieldFest is a full-day music festival that takes place amid one of the most  anticipated and attended annual sporting events, the Preakness Stakes. The 2019 lineup features Norwegian DJ, producer and songwriter Kygo, who holds the world record for fastest 1  billion streams on Spotify and has been listed on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJ’s List for  four years in a row. Also set to take the InfieldFest stage is Maryland native and three-time GRAMMY nominated rap artist, Logic, who shot to stardom with a series of critically acclaimed mixtapes, and whose latest album,Everybody, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Global  superstar and first-time InfieldFest performer, Diplo, has worked with some of  today's most influential artists including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd, and has toured the world solo as Diplo, as one half of Jack Ü with Skrillex and as one  third of Major Lazer. Rising star on the Billboard Canadian AirPlay charts and Toronto Native, DJ Frank  Walker will return to InfieldFest once again with his upbeat dance tunes, house  music and vocal blends. Walker will be joined by breakout rapper, Juice WRLD, who is praised for his singles “Lucid Dreams” and “All Girls  Are the Same.” Australian House and Techno producer FISHER will make his InfieldFest debut performing his unique mixes and  original sounds, including his internationally acclaimed breakout track “Losing It.”

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

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ST. JUDE HEART OF FASHION, DC
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

ST. JUDE HEART OF FASHION, DC

Deets: The 12th annual St. Jude Heart of Fashion event will bring together business leaders, community members, and fashion enthusiasts for an evening of cocktails The event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 

CH Carolina Herrera will present a runway show of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection in CityCenterDC’s 22,000 square-foot, open-air Central Plaza. The event will be the only runway show to feature the collection in the United States outside of Fashion Week. Thanks to generous donors at events like this, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Who You May Spot: CH Carolina Herrera

Hint for the Average Socialite:  Tickets are available!

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ZOOFARI: BITE NIGHT, DC
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

ZOOFARI: BITE NIGHT, DC

  • Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Redeem $30 off a general admission ticket with a 4 ticket limit: AVSOC19


Deets: Take a bite out of extinction at D.C.’s premier gourmet tasting event.

Boasting the city’s best restaurants, one-of-a-kind animal demonstrations and inspiring conservation stories, ZooFari: Bite Night, a benefit for wildlife sponsored by GEICO, returns to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on May 16 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Most animal houses will be open, and the VIP Lounge, hosted by Charles Schwab & Co., will be at Great Cats Circle, where there also will be exclusive animal demonstrations. The only DJ to spin beats and cook at the same time, DJ Chef, will entertain all attendees, as will electric violinist Ben Hoyt, Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar and a food sculptor.

In addition to providing a unique dining and entertainment experience, the event will celebrate conservation work around the globe. Smithsonian scientists will be on hand to share stories with guests about how they're saving endangered animals. Special stations will showcase five wildlife projects supported by Conservation Nation, an initiative of Friends of the National Zoo.

A silent auction is open to the public before and during the event. The auction features conservation-themed prizes, including animal paintings, behind-the-scenes tours at the Zoo and even the opportunity to name a wild tapir.

Hint for the Average Socialite: General Admission Tickets

  • FONZ members: $175

  • Non-members: $225

General admission tickets include access to the general event area, as well as complimentary food tastings, beer, wine, soft drinks and water, plus live entertainment and animal experiences. Four extravagant VIP packages include access to an exclusive VIP Lounge with the finest food and cocktails, as well as special parking opportunities, express check-in and more.

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NAT GEO NIGHTS: GORONGOSA, DC
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

NAT GEO NIGHTS: GORONGOSA, DC

Deets: Explore Mozambique’s exceptionally biodiverse Gorongosa National Park with conservation ecologist Dominique Gonçalves and park staff Matthew Jordan and Larissa Sousa.

About Nat Geo Nights

Every month National Geographic opens its doors for a night of fun and exploration. These special monthly happy hours feature live stories from National Geographic Explorers, fun interactive activities, lively music, food, and drink specials at our cash bar. See the event schedule and full lineup below.

The happy hour begins at 5:30PM and the talk begins at 6:30PM.

Who You May Spot: Dominique Gonçalves, Matthew Jordan and Larissa Sousa.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are $20 and available now!

What's Trending: @InsideNatGeo

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DUPONT UNDERGROUND X TBD IMMERSIVE: "UNDER(WORLD)", DC
May
12
to May 19

DUPONT UNDERGROUND X TBD IMMERSIVE: "UNDER(WORLD)", DC

Deets: Dupont Under(world) blends interactive storytelling with visual art installations — a first for TBD Immersive. Tickets are $25 - $45. In this intimate, hour-long guided experience, TBD Immersive has created a series of interactive installations that transform the Dupont Underground into its latest repurposing — a passageway to the Underworld.

Guests will descend beneath Dupont Circle and discover a whole new (under)world just beneath their feet — where the veil between this life and the next is at its thinnest. Guests will journey from life to death or from death to life — depending on their assigned path — and explore the wonder, pain, and beauty of the unknown. Led by a performer-guide, each guest will immerse themselves in what Artistic Director Strother Gaines refers to as “a side scrolling video game-esque experience happening simultaneously in both directions.” No two journeys are ever alike.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available! Only 10 tickets available per experience. Following each performance, “Under(World)” ticket holders are invited to Urbana to experience Executive Chef Ethan McKee’s spring menu and enjoy 20% off the bill - just show your ticket receipt!

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THE BIG BOUNCE AMERICA, DC
May
11
to May 19

THE BIG BOUNCE AMERICA, DC

Deets: The World’s Biggest Bounce House is coming to the DMW area for two weekends!

Hint for the Average Socialite: There are four different sessions 1. Toddler 2. Big Kid 3. Junior 4. Adult!

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THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: CONTEMPORARIES BASH, DC
May
10
to May 11

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: CONTEMPORARIES BASH, DC

Deets: The Phillips Collection and the Embassy of Mexico invite you to the 2019 Contemporaries BashMaravillas de México (Wonders of Mexico).

Inspired by Mexico’s vibrancy and bold spirit, the 2019 Contemporaries Bash brings together the wonderful art and culture of Mexico, stunning in its unique diversity, in one sensational night of creative cocktails, fantastic food, magnetizing music, and dazzling dancing. 

This year we will also pay homage to the extraordinary Mexican women who, with a deep connection to their remarkable culture, history, and tradition, are innovative and daring in their artistic endeavors. What a cause for celebration here and beyond!

  • Dance to beats by DJ Soyo

  • Sip on mezcal and margarita cocktails from the full bar

  • Snack on savory antojitos and refreshing agua frescas

  • Savor desserts from the ice cream taco and churro stations

  • Strike a pose with friends in the photobooth

  • Enjoy the captivating artwork of Victoria Villasana

  • Revel in a mural inspired by the first female Mexican muralist Aurora Reyes Flores

  • Chill out in the colorful balloon lounge

Come connect with The Phillips Collection’s dynamic community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available!

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THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: ANNUAL GALA, DC
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: ANNUAL GALA, DC

Deets: The Annual Gala raises critical resources for the museum’s award-winning educational programs that forward K-12 education reform, art and wellness, and lifelong learning in the Washington, DC, community, across the country, and globally.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available!

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#RIGHTTOBEARARTS BENEFIT GALA DINNER
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

#RIGHTTOBEARARTS BENEFIT GALA DINNER

  • InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 Deets: The Creative Coalition’s annual gala brings together Hollywood stars, Members of Congress, and D.C. power players for an incredible evening that celebrates bipartisan support for arts inclusivity – and the vital role that art plays within our communities and our culture for all.  The centerpiece of the evening will feature artists who are living with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer all of whom are wearing Optune, a portable device to treat their cancer, and are able to continue to put their “life on play” with their artistic endeavors. 

 The #RightToBearArts dinner and fashion show will follow a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill, where The Creative Coalition celebrity ambassadors will call on national lawmakers to continue federal funding of the National Endowment for the Arts. Leading into the gala that evening, they will be discussing the critical importance of arts inclusivity, equity and access.

Who You May Spot:

  • Tim Daly, President of The Creative Coalition and Actor (“Madam Secretary”)

  • Wendi McLendon-Covey, Actor (“The Goldbergs”)

  • Ethan Cutkosky, Actor (“Shameless”)

  • Steve Howey, Actor (“Shameless”)

  • Caterina Scorsone, Actor (“Grey’s Anatomy”)

  • Anthony Carrigan, Actor (“Barry”)

  • Anthony Rapp, Actor (“Star Trek: Discovery”)

  • CCH Pounder, Actor (“NCIS: New Orleans”)

  • Dean Norris, Actor (“Breaking Bad,” “The Act”)

  • Shiri Appleby, Actor (“unREAL”)

  • Harry Hamlin, Actor (“Mad Men”)

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BALL FOR THE MALL, DC
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

BALL FOR THE MALL, DC

Deets: A prestigious tented event to be held on the National Mall, the BALL for THE MALL 2019 will feature breathtaking views, distinguished speakers, seated dinner, and dessert reception with an after-party for dancing. Attire is black tie optional.

  • 6:30 PM GENERAL RECEPTION

  • 7:30 PM DINNER

  • 9:15 PM DESSERT RECEPTION AND AFTER-PARTY

Who You May Spot:

  • Master of Cermonies: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

  • Speakers:

    • Doug McMillon, President & CEO of Walmart, Inc.

    • David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle Group

  • Honorees

    • The Honorable Lisa Murkowski

    • The Late Representative John Dingell, Accepted by The Honorable Debbie Dingell

  • 2019 Leadership

    • Host Committee Chair: Nels Olson, Korn Ferry International

    • Host Committee Vice Chairs: Sally and Chip Akridge; Kirsten and David Pollin, The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc.

    • Host Committee: Jodi Hanson Bond and David Hudgens; Marcella Cohen; John Drew, TCMA, A Drew Company; Kevin Dunmire, Akridge; Ryan Eaton, Quicken Loans; Tara Wade Foscato, PNC Bank; Lynn Hackney, Allyson Capital; Kevin Jacobs, Hilton; Brett Loper, American Express Company; William Magruder, Clark Construction Group, LLC; John Mason, Altria Client Services, Inc.; Catherine Merrill, Merrill Family Foundation; David Moskowitz, Wells Fargo; Sadhvi Subramanian, Capital One Services, LLC; Heather Wingate, Delta Air Lines; Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin

Photo © Tony Powell

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EVENINGS AT THE EDGE: ANIMALS IN ART, DC
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

EVENINGS AT THE EDGE: ANIMALS IN ART, DC

  • National Gallery of Art, East Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: This spring the National Gallery of Art's popular Evenings at the Edge series will honor the contributions of women artists as well as the exhibitions Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings and The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Each program will showcase live music and dance performances, hands-on art making, and other activities throughout the iconic East Building, free of charge. The spring 2019 Evenings at the Edge will be on the second Thursday of each month—March 14, April 11, and May 9—from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Take a walk on the wild side during the final Evenings at the Edge of the 2018–2019 season. Talks, activities, and performances are inspired by the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Expand your linguistic repertoire with Speed Japanese lessons, explore how animals have captivated artists throughout history and across cultures, and celebrate Japanese culture with performances and art-making stations. The evening's themed cocktail, the Ryokucha Dream, features yuzu, green tea, and honey.

Performers and other details of each event remain subject to change.

Hint for the Average Socialite: The event is FREE, but pre-registration is REQUIRED!

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AROUND THE WORLD EMBASSY TOUR (AWET), DC
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

AROUND THE WORLD EMBASSY TOUR (AWET), DC

Deets: Embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents Saturday, May 4, 2019. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. In the past, visitors have been treated to karate demonstrations, dance performances, sari wrapping lessons, and henna demonstrations. 

All embassies are open from 10am to 4pm, unless otherwise noted.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Admission is free. Reservations are not required.

  • Street parking is available but difficult at many embassy locations

  • Many embassies are within walking distance of the Dupont Circle and Van Ness/UDC Metrorail stations. Click here for tips and recommendations

  • Some embassies require photo ID for admission

  • Embassies on International Drive are larger and often have shorter lines than those on Embassy Row

What’s Trending: @DCCulture #PassportDC

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WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER, DC
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER, DC

Deets: The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) is pleased to announce that Ron Chernow, one of the most eminent biographers of American presidents and statesmen, will be the featured speaker at its annual dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) is an organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States. The White House Correspondents’ Association is presenting three major journalism awards at the annual dinner to recognize distinguished reporting.

  • The Merriman Smith Award ($2,500) recognizes presidential news coverage under deadline pressure, with separate awards for print and broadcast journalists. Broadcast tapes (DVD) also may be submitted with scripts. 

  • The Aldo Beckman ($1,000) recognizes repeated excellence in White House coverage, with a single award for either a print or broadcast journalist. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts, photocopies or broadcast scripts. Online entries must be original Web content. Broadcast tapes (DVD) also may be submitted with scripts. 

  • The Edgar A. Poe Award ($2,500) recognizes excellence in coverage of news of national or regional significance, with a single award for either a print or broadcast journalist. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts, photocopies or online entries. Broadcast tapes (DVD) also may be submitted. Online entries must be original Web content. 

Proceeds from the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner go toward scholarships and awards that recognize aspiring and accomplished journalists. Auctions and raffles of WHCA dinner tickets designed to raise money for other organizations or for commercial purposes are against the policy of the WHCA. 

Who You May Spot: Host Ron Chernow

Hint For The Average Socialite: Only WHCA members and their organizations are eligible to purchase tickets for the annual dinner. Please visit their Membership Page to review eligibility requirements. In the past C-SPAN's coverage included celebrity arrivals, the awards presentations, scholarships, and after dinner speeches. 

Read about Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner Red Carpet Event on April 26, 2019!

What's Trending: @WHCA #whca #WHCD

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NOT THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER, DC
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

NOT THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' DINNER, DC

Deets: Samantha Bee is throwing a party and everyone not going to the White House Correspondents' Dinner is invited.

Though taping on April 26, TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's second not-annual "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" will air Saturday April 27th at 10PM ET/PT, at the exact same time as the official White House Correspondents' Dinner. Featuring Bee's signature comedy and celebrity guests, the special will bring together journalists, members of the media, and all those who are committed to reaffirming the First Amendment. "It’s bigger than just the Free Press this time around," said Bee. "This is about the non-sexy parts of the First Amendment too—and if the White House Correspondents' Association won’t defend them, we will."

Proceeds will benefit the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Who You May Spot: Samantha Bee, Robert De Niro, Bradley Whitford, Saweetie, Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Minnie Driver, Cobie Smulders, Michael Kelly, Aasif Mandiv, Javier Munoz, Dave Foley, Jordan Klepper, Sasheer Zamata, Jordan Carlos, Talib Kweli, Amanda Palmer, David Koechner, Jena Friedman, Questlove, Tariq Trotter, Stevie Boi, Phoebe Robinson, Jacob Soboroff, Ali Velshi, Ayman Mohyeldin, Stephanie Ruhle, Suzy Khimm, Benjy Sarlin, Kevin m. Kruse

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only. Read about the 2019 White House Correspondents' Dinner!

What's Trending: @iamsambee @fullfrontalsambee #SamanthaBee #NotTheWHCD

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AWESOME CON, DC
Apr
26
to Apr 28

AWESOME CON, DC

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
awesome-con.com

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Deets: The seventh annual Awesome Con by LeftField Media, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, will unite 80,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, 2019. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture memorabilia collections; and as always, a diverse array of activities for the whole family.

 Family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr presented by the Toy Association returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. Smithsonian partners up with Awesome Con once again to present Future Con, a science pavilion showcasing the intersection between science and science fiction with tech demonstrations, experts discussing everything from dystopia to scientific advancement, and more. Back for the third year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Geeks OUT and Washington Blade, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley and presenting special programs discussing diversity in pop culture.

In addition to returning esteemed comics publishers such as DC Comics and Third Eye Comics, for the first time at Awesome Con, Dark Horse Comics and Oni Press will be onsite. Attendees will have the opportunity to stop by their panels for special announcements and exclusives. 

With Awesome Con 2019 hosting more energetic programs, more globally recognized special guests, and presenting more exclusive previews and announcements to attendees than ever before, it continues to grow into a standout annual destination – and unite fans at one of the largest pop culture events in the country.

Who You May Spot: 

SPECIAL GUESTS:

 Screen Stars:

 Comic Guests:          

  • Greg Capullo (BATMAN series for DC Comics, SPAWN, Marvel Comics X-FORCE, QUASAR, The Creech)

  • Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Kiss, Wonder Woman, Deadpool)

  • David Walker (Luke Cage, Occupy Avengers, Cyborg)

  • Amanda Conner (Vampirella, Harley Quinn, Power Girl)

  • Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, X-Men First Class, Hulk, Flash Gordon, Aquaman)

  • Amy Mebberson (Walt Disney Company)

  • Cat Staggs (DC Comics, Smallville, The Vampire Diaries)

  • Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Justice League of America)

  • Chrissie Zullo (Vampirella, Josie and the Pussycats, Fables: The Wolf Among Us, Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love)

  • James Silvani (Disney and Muppet comics for BOOM! IDW and APE Entertainment)

  • Jimmy Palmiotti (Event Comics, Marvel Knights, Paperfilms)

  • Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin, Robin Rises: Omega, Superman/Wonder Woman)

  • Richard Starkings (Hip Flask, Elephantmen, Doctor Who Magazine, The Real Ghostbusters, Transformers)

  • Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rock Candy Mountain, Secret Wars, Too, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty)

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available now! You can get all the information about Awesome Con at awesomecon.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter

What's Trending: @AwesomeCon #AwesomeCon #AC19

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BLOOMIA'S FIELD OF TULIPS AT CITY CENTER, DC
Apr
26
to Apr 28

BLOOMIA'S FIELD OF TULIPS AT CITY CENTER, DC

  • The Park at CityCenter (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: CityCenterDC, in partnership with Bloomia, will delight the District once again with our second annual Tulip Festival this spring! 

Hint for the Average Socialite: The Park at CityCenter will be filled with thousands of tulips for visitors to pick and purchase for just $1 a stem! A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will be donated to DC Central Kitchen. This event is free and open to all.

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PERUVIAN CONNECTION: PIMA COTTON EVENT
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

PERUVIAN CONNECTION: PIMA COTTON EVENT

Deets: Learn why Peruvian Pima cotton is superior to other cotton varieties during this hands-on educational event in their store.

Hint for the Average Socialite: The event is FREE! Complimentary wine and 15% off all in-store purchases are included!

What’s Trending: #pimadonna @peruvianconnection

@Peruvian Connection

@Peruvian Connection

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ANNUAL WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL, DC
Apr
22
7:30 AM07:30

ANNUAL WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL, DC

Deets: The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates to 1878. Originally, young children in Washington, D.C., would flock to Capitol Hill every Monday after Easter for egg rolling and a day of activities. Members of Congress grew tired of the growing crowds and passed an Act of Congress which prohibited egg rolling on the Capitol grounds. The event was moved to the White House in 1878 after President Hayes was approached by young children to use his backyard to roll eggs. Nearly every Easter since, the White House has invited young children to roll eggs on the White House lawn.

Today, the Easter Egg Roll has grown from a few local children rolling eggs on the White House lawn to become the largest event held at the White House, filled with live entertainment, sports, interactive cooking demonstrations, and, of course, the traditional rolling of the Easter eggs. The Easter Egg Roll promotes healthy and active living and is designed for children 13 years of age and under.

Who You May Spot: The First Family

Hint For The Average Socialite: Ticket lottery opens at 10AM ET on Thursday, February 28th and closes at 10AM ET on Monday, March 4th. Access the official lottery website here.

Easter Egg Roll tickets are free and will be made available via an online lottery. To enter the lottery, participants are prompted to create an account on the Recreation.gov website. The lottery page has a list of all of the available time slots and entrants rank them in the order of preference. Entrants also specify the number of adults/children on the ticket request screen along with their time slot choices. 

Only one application per household is allowed. 

What's Trending: @WhiteHouse #EasterEggRoll @realdonaldtrump @WHEasterEggRoll

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DC BEER FESTIVAL, DC
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

DC BEER FESTIVAL, DC

Deets: The DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park, bringing together dozens of craft breweries that will feature fall seasonal beers, plus food trucks, lawn games, DJs, and more throughout the park.

  • 80 Breweries

  • 200 Beers

  • Food Trucks

When: April 20, 2019 // 12PM-3pm OR 5PM-8PM

Hint for the Average Socialite: $$ USE CODE “AVGSOCIALITE5” FOR $5 OFF!! $$

Admission is $45 and includes unlimited tastings, with food sold separately from a number of food trucks.

@DC Brew Fest

@DC Brew Fest

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SONGKRAN FESTIVAL, THAI NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, DC
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

SONGKRAN FESTIVAL, THAI NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, DC

Deets: Join Thai Chef as they celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year, with 2 days of specialty menus, cocktails, DJs and a "Bangkok Street Market"

About this Event

Every April Thailand celebrates a new year, known as Songkran: 3 days of a vivid colorful festivities, delicious food and beverages and enticing markets. In honor of Songkran, THAI CHEF STREET FOOD, is hosting a weekend full of activities.

Saturday night Thai Chef will host a Bangkok Night Market selling trinkets, apparel and spices native to Thailand and Songkran festivities. The guest mixologist, Andy Thammasathiti will be crafting his unique Thai cocktails. Tickets are not required at the night market. Please call us at 202-234-5698 to make reservations, as Thai New Year specialty dish, Whole Red Snapper is limited.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now! For $39.00, enjoy a 3-course meal and bottomless mimosas! (ticket price does not include gratuity)

Bottomless Mimosa: Mango or Lychee

-APPETIZERS (CHOOSE 2) -

  • Toong Tong* : In Thai means “gold bags” -- fried, wonton skin pouch with chicken filling

  • Veggie Dumpling: Soft steamed chive dumplings

  • Chicken Satay: Grilled, marinated chicken skewers, served with peanut sauce

  • Moo-Ping: Grilled, marinated pork skewers, served with spicy fish sauce

-NOODLES (CHOOSE 2)- Noodles symbolize long life. We believe it’s a good thing to start your year off eating noodles!

  • Beef Noodle Soup*: rice noodles, thin sliced beef, bean sprout, fried garlic, scallion, cilantro

  • Sukiyaki Seafood: Clear noodles, shrimp, squid, scallop, bok choy, cabbage, celery, egg, and scallion in sukiyaki sauce

  • Guay Teow Tom Yum: rice noodles, minced chicken, bean sprout, ground peanut, lime juice, and hot pepper, in lemongrass broth, crispy wontons

  • Shrimp Pad Thai : rice noodles, shrimp, egg, peanuts, bean sprout, green onion, in sweet tamarind sauce

-DESSERT-Thai New Year traditional candies

  • Tong Yib: Sweet egg yolk dessert

  • Tong Muan: Pandan flavored crispy coconut rolls

  • Tuay Foo*: Cupcake made with rice flour

* = Thai New Year must haves

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EASTER BASH, VA
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

EASTER BASH, VA

Deets: Celebrate Easter with Ballston Quarter and enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of games and activities! Join the fun by searching through Ballston Quarter for Easter eggs filled with prizes and exclusive giveaways. Kids can enjoy creating bunny-ear arts and crafts and take pictures in our photo booth. The Easter Bunny himself will make an appearance for pictures and a bunny-hop disco dance party will have guests young and old boogieing to all of their favorite hits!

Families can also check out the newest restaurants in Quarter Market, including Mi & Yu Noodle Bar, Hot Lola’s, Copa Kitchen and Bar, Ice Cream Jubilee, Turu’s by Timber Pizza, Rice Crook, Ballston Service Station, Sloppy Momma’s BBQ and more. 

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SAKURA MATSURI JAPANESE STREET FESTIVAL, DC
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

SAKURA MATSURI JAPANESE STREET FESTIVAL, DC

Deets: Come enjoy the tastes, sounds and feel of Japan at the Sakura Matsuri - Japanese Street Festival!

We are the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the US. We have 4 stages of performances and demonstrations, cultural exhibitors, food vendors, a Childrens' Corner - and more! Children 12 and under are always free!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Buy tickets in advance to skip the lines!

These tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. If you cannot attend the event, you may give your tickets to someone else. The money will be used to support the programs of the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.

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NEWSEUM NIGHTS: IN BLOOM, DC
Apr
12
8:30 PM20:30

NEWSEUM NIGHTS: IN BLOOM, DC

Deets: After nearly a four year run, the final Newseum Nights event will take place Friday, April 12 in celebration of D.C.'s world-famous cherry blossom season.

“Newseum Nights: In Bloom,” hosted at the Newseum in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, will immerse you in an evening of Japanese sights, sounds and tastes. Join us to help us celebrate this festive D.C. tradition!

  • Enjoy an open beer and wine bar all night, and be sure to try out
    our signature cocktails in the partyvators

  • Indulge with some of The Source by Wolfgang Puck's signature Asian dishes

  • Experience Japanese traditions through activities, music and more including:

    • Live performance from 7 Deadlies

    • Special appearance by Okinawa Cultural Performance featuring karate, Eisa taiko drum and Ryukyu dance performances

    • Silent Disco powered by DC Fray

    • Karaoke lounge

    • Custom haiku from Haiku Guys and Gals

    • Lipsology lip print readings

    • Springtime glam touchups courtesy of GLAMSQUAD

    • Lantern and paper crane making with Paper Source

    • Manga style caricatures

    • Explore our newest exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” while hearing from the Newseum curatorial team during gallery talks.

  • Enjoy photo ops with OM Digital and entertainment sponsors Skylark Creative Group Events & Entertainment and the Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASWDC) as well as giveaways from ThinkFoodGroup and Nando's PERi-PERi

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets for members go on sale Thursday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.
Become a new member through the Newseum Nights: In Bloom promotion and get a FREE ticket to the event (a $135 value)! General public tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m.

Attire: Don’t forget to think pink when getting ready for the party! Show us your best spring look and help us pink out the Newseum. Semi-formal attire optional.

Newseum members get VIP treatment with an early start to the party through a special “Members-Only” line at our Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

What’s Trending: @Newseum #NewseumNights

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NMWA SPRING GALA, DC
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

NMWA SPRING GALA, DC

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts - Great Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: Join co-chairs Marcy Cohen, Kristen Lund, and Sara O’Keefe for a special night at the museum’s largest annual fundraising event. The evening features dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. We are proud to announce that Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio and Ms. Micaela Varricchio will be the honorary chairs. A very special guest, artist Ursula von Rydingsvard, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Arts.  

Proceeds from the Spring Gala benefit the museum’s exhibitions and programming, allowing us to champion women artists past, present, and future.

Hint for the Average Socialite: To reserve your tickets and for more information, check out their website.

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CHERRY BLOSSOM GRAND BALL, DC
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

CHERRY BLOSSOM GRAND BALL, DC

Deets: Join top officials and diplomatic leaders for one of our nation's most beloved spring traditions – the Official Cherry Blossom Grand Ball presented by the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS). Enjoy a cocktail and sushi reception, a plated multi-course dinner with dessert, an exciting program that includes many special guests along with the introduction of the 2019 Cherry Blossom Princesses and the official coronation of the new United States Cherry Blossom Queen with the priceless Mikimoto Crown, a silent auction, and dancing! This is an event not to be missed!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now!

  • $175 Early Bird (Sales End March 18th)

  • $200 Standard General Admission (Sales March 19th - March 31st)

  • $225 Last Chance Admission (Sales April 1st - April 7th)

 Attire: Black Tie Optional

Rooms have been acquired at the JW Marriott for discounted rate of $249 plus tax: https://book.passkey.com/gt/217336064?gtid=bad617dca0d7f3b21212f0a39396ef02

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EVENINGS AT THE EDGE: OUR ART, OUR TIME, DC
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

EVENINGS AT THE EDGE: OUR ART, OUR TIME, DC

  • National Gallery of Art, East Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deets: This spring the National Gallery of Art's popular Evenings at the Edge series will honor the contributions of women artists as well as the exhibitions Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings and The Life of Animals in Japanese Art. Each program will showcase live music and dance performances, hands-on art making, and other activities throughout the iconic East Building, free of charge. The spring 2019 Evenings at the Edge will be on the second Thursday of each month—March 14, April 11, and May 9—from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate the art of our time and get a sneak peek at the Gallery’s new exhibition Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings before it opens. Uncover artwork created in the last half-century and revel in showstopping performances by the Marty Ehrlich Ensemble and TRIO 3, featuring Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille—collaborators of Oliver Lee Jackson and the influential Black Artists Group.

Performers and other details of each event remain subject to change.

Hint for the Average Socialite: The event is FREE, but pre-registration is REQUIRED!

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DC'S TASTE OF THE NATION, DC
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

DC'S TASTE OF THE NATION, DC

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Deets: DC's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is coming up on Monday, April 8 at the National Building Museum.  At the annual culinary extravaganza, the city's hottest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists will come together for a night of food and drink in support of No Kid Hungry's work to end childhood hunger in America. 

We're excited to announce that this year's event will be hosted by Chef Chair Mike Friedman, Pastry Chair Tiffany MacIsaac, Mixology Chair Gina Chersevani and Sommelier Chair Nadine Brown. Guests can look out for:

  • Plates served by DC's hottest new restaurants, including Coconut Club, Nami Sushi, Momo Yakitori and Pisco y Nasca

  • The opportunity to participate in an intimate tasting with Chef Kwame Onwuachi and Chef Tae Strain

  • A chance to score hot items at the silent auction and “Giving Tree”

Plates served by DC's hottest new restaurants, including Coconut Club, Nami Sushi, Momo Yakitori and Pisco y Nasca. The opportunity to participate in an intimate tasting with Chef Kwame Onwuachi and Chef Tae StrainA chance to score hot items at the silent auction and “Giving Tree”

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available now! Use code “TOTNFOODIE” for 10% off tickets!


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Photos Courtesy of Steph Choi of Average Socialite.

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ART BLOOMS AT MOSAIC, VA
Apr
6
to Apr 7

ART BLOOMS AT MOSAIC, VA

Deets: Join us for Art Blooms at Mosaic our inaugural Cherry Blossom Event. We’re thrilled to partner with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and bring an immersive and participatory art event to Northern Virginia.

All activities take place in Strawberry Park, unless noted otherwise.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Most events are free, but some you have to reserve in advance - see below.

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 6

    • 10am-6pm  | Complimentary shuttle service from Dunn Loring Metro Station

    • 11am  |  FRESHFARM farmers market on District Avenue and Penny Lane, near Spark Yoga.

    • 11am  |  URBNmarket handmade and vintage craft fair on District Avenue and Strawberry Lane.

    • 11am  |  Community Yoga Class with Spark Yoga.

    • 12pm  | Kevin Olson, guitarist.

    • 12:30pm  |  Muse Paintbar class, create your own Cherry Blossom vase; Target lobby. Book Now.

    • 1:00pm – 4:00pm  |  Torpedo Factory artists silk screening, make your own Cherry Blossom artwork .

    • 1:15pm  |  Frog Pond Pickers, Bluegrass, country and pop from the 1960’s to today.

    • 2:30pm  |  The Sprinting Turtles, rock and roll hits from the 80’s 90’s and 2000’s.

    • 3:45pm  |  Brent Peterson, guitarist.

    • 5:00pm  |  District Acapella, The District is DC’s contemporary all-female vocal group, performing a repertoire of Pop/Rock, Country, Folk, R&B, and everything in between.

    • 5:30pm  |  Art Blossoms, a spring inspired art show and reception at Torpedo Art Gallery, 105 District Avenue, near Neiman Marcus Last Call.

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 7

    • 9am-5pm  | Complimentary shuttle service from Dunn Loring Metro Station

    • 9:30am  |  FRESHFARM farmers market on District Avenue and Penny Lane, near Spark Yoga.

    • 11am  |  Dedication of the cherry trees with Diane Mayhew, Director of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  Sponsored  by Brightview Landscaping.

    • 11am  |  Caboose Beer Garden opens.

    • 11am  |  URBNMarket handmade and vintage craft fair on District Avenue and Strawberry Lane.

    • 11:45am  |  Digital Art presentation with Nora Maccoby and Liliane Blom in Strawberry Park.

    • 12:30pm  |  Muse Paintbar class, create your own Cherry Blossom vase; Target lobby. Book Now.

    • 12:30pm  |  Calista Garcia Band, NOVA’s own up and coming 70’s inspired Blues/Folk Rocker.

    • 1:00pm-4:00pm | Art demonstrations with Torpedo Factory Artists, Anna Yakubovskaya, Ahmed Ansari, Irina Smirnoff & Susan Sherwin.  Upper level of the Target lobby.

    • 2:00pm  |  Tiny Dancers performance.

    • 2:45pm  |  Jeff from Accounting, the quintessential DC party band, playing rock, pop, alternative rock, and soul from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s.

    • 3:30pm  | Muse Paintbar class, create your own Cherry Blossom vase in Target lobby. Book Now.

    • 4:00pm  |  Chris Bruno, guitarist.

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