Friday Dec 15 @ 8:00 AM
Info Session: Young Professionals Program
Leadership Center for Excellence – In order to help prospective applicants gain an understanding of the Young Professionals Program and to answer questions applicants might have, Leadership Center for Excellence annually holds information sessions. The session includes conversations with members accompanied by a short presentation. We encourage you to attend as our guest! There is no admission fee to attend, but RSVP is encouraged. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/InfoSessionDec15.
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 8:00 AM
NIH Bldg 31 Snack Shop
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    Friday Dec 15 - Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM
Latin Nights, Toro Toro- Friday, December 15th
Skylite DC – Skylite DC invites you to come enjoy with us a night full of good drinks, good music, and great memories! No need to wait in line anymore as we offer two floors of capacity for dancing, drinks, and bottle service. If you're coming in hungry, we offer the full Toro Toro menu till midnight. Then, the Toro Toro Late Night menu will be available. For dinner reservations please call 202-682-9500. Lastly, reserve a table/bottle service with us for late night if you're celebrating any occasion! *Call 202-520-1303 and ask us about our bottle service packages. Entry is free, 21+ Dress code is enforced (No sneakers, no casual wear, no athletic wear) Check us out on our other social media outlets, and website for updates & more! www.facebook.com/SkyliteDC www.twitter.com/SkyliteDC www.instagram.com/SkyliteDC www.skylitedc.com _______________________________________________________ Skylite DC te invita a disfrutar con nosotros una noche llena de buenas bebidas, buena música y grandes recuerdos! No hay necesidad de esperar en línea ya que ofrecemos, dos pisos de capacidad para bailar, bebidas y servicio de botellas. Si viene con hambre, Toro Toro ofrece el full menu hasta la medianoche. Luego, el Late Night menú estará disponible. Para reservas de la cena por favor llame al 202-682-9500. ¡Si usted está celebrando un cumpleaños, o cualquier celebración, llámenos para reservar servicio de mesa o de botella con nosotros! *Llámenos al 202-520-1303 y pregúntenos acerca de nuestros paquetes de servicio de botellas* La entrada es gratuita, 21+ El código de vestimenta es no zapatillas, no ropa casual, no ropa atlético. ¡Visítenos en nuestros otros medios de comunicación social y en nuestro sitio de web para más información y más! Www.facebook.com/SkyliteDC Www.twitter.com/SkyliteDC Www.instagram.com/SkyliteDC www.skylitedc.com
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 10:00 AM
Admiral Grace Hopper Day
National Museum of the United States Navy – The Hopper Information Services Center is holding a Youth STEM event in conjunction with the Anita Borg Institute and National Museum of the US Navy. There will be STEM related activities, speakers, and panel discussions to promote STEM related fields and celebrate the legacy of Admiral Grace Hopper. Museum educators will be available to show visitors around the galleries and answer any questions.
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 10:15 AM
Holiday Craft Free Playgroup
Fit4Mom Lorton/Springfield/Burke/Woodbridge/Kingstowne – Join us for our weekly playgroup after our Stroller classes at all locations! This week it's a Holiday craft- don't worry, our Awesome PlayGroup Captains will bring everything needed for your kiddos to get creative and have fun! **You do not need to be a FIT4MOM member to join us for our activities. All are welcome - so bring a friend! #ourvillageisyourvillage
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 11:30 AM
Friday Gallery Tours
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center – Free docent led tours of the Late Fall Exhibitions are held every Friday through December 15th at 11:30am. No RSVP required. Tours last approximately 45min-1hr.
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 12:00 PM
MORE Holiday Club Ride Showcase, Fundraiser and Ride
The Bike Lane – The Club Ride rep will be hanging out at The Bike Lane on Friday, Dec 15th showing off all the coolest in fall and winter clothing. MORE members will receive 10% off any order. 20% of the proceeds made from the orders will go to MORE. This is a great opportunity to shop for yourself or your favorite mountain biker for the holidays! Get off work early and join us for a 3 pm “Hookie Ride”. We will start from The Bike Lane and hit the trails at Lake Fairfax. Come back to the shop for a little post ride happy hour and check out the Club Ride clothing line.
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 12:15 PM
Landon Alumni Holiday Luncheon
Landon School – The Landon Alumni Board cordially invites our alums to the annual Alumni Holiday Luncheon. This year's honorees include Jonathan D. Schiller '65, recipient of the Anthony E. Kupka '64 Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Sylvester F. Miniter '80, recipient of the W. Landon Banfield '50 Award for Outstanding Service to Landon. The event will be held on Friday, December 15 at the Chevy Chase Club (6100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD). Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. and lunch will start at 12:15 p.m. RSVP by December 9 at Landon.net/AlumniLuncheon. We hope to see you there!
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 5:00 PM
Today! #Greens4CleanDream Live MultiMedia Projection 4 Dream Act
Friends of the Earth U.S. – GreenLatinos and a coalition of environmental and conservation advocates are joining together to show our support for Dreamers and a Clean #DreamActNow Friday, December 15th from 5-7pm, we are partnering with an experienced professional projectionist, who has created some amazing public resistance projection work across DC, to unveil a must see, large-scale audio/visual presentation to support the need for a Clean #DreamActNow! Dreamers are invited to tell their stories in a story circle which will be streamed to Facebook before the presentation. Together demonstrate the environmental and conservation community's solidarity #Greens4CleanDream in support of Dreamers and a Clean Dream Act. All of this will take place on and at the Reeves Center at the corner of 14th and U, NW. This location has massive foot traffic at that time of the evening so we will be distributing information on what people can do to show their support for a Clean #DreamActNow. We will be broadcasting live on this GreenLatinos Page today at 5pm EST. THIS IS A MUST SEE EVENT IN SUPPORT OF DREAMERS! BRING YOUR FRIENDS, BRING YOUR DREAMER SIGNS. WE WILL HAVE COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE! We hope you will join in! GreenLatinos Parters Include: Rachel's Network Hispanic Federation Earth Ethics, Inc. Chesapeake Climate Action Network Sierra Club SOLURSO, Sustainable Urban Solutions Earthjustice League of United Latin American Citizens NRDC / Voces Voto Latino Friends of the Earth - US Oil Change International Green For All Rachel's Network/Rachel's Action Network Sustainable Practices Climate Hawks Vote National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association WE ACT for Environmental Justice Corazon Latino Defend Our Future National Latinos Ranchers and Farmers Trade Association/ Rural Coalition Moms Clean Airforce EDF Action
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 5:00 PM
Bacon Weakling Food Truck at Tin Cannon Brewing Co.
Tin Cannon Brewing Co. – Bacon Weakling is bringing his delicious menu to Tin Cannon! What could be better than beer and bacon under one roof? Come enjoy a pint and try some bacon-goodness! #baconbaconbacon #craftbeerva #tincannonbrewingco #makinggreatcraftbeerforgreatpeople
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 6:30 PM
New Music Friday ft. NERD. "No_One Ever Really Dies"
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe – #NEWMUSICFRIDAY Happy Hour Listening Series Every Friday 2477 18th Street NW Looking for something a little different from the typical Friday happy hour? Join us in the Music House for #NewMusicFriday to celebrate the week's best new music and vinyl releases. We spin the albums for your enjoyment + happy hour specials + giveaways & more! This week we feature: N*E*R*D "No_One Ever Really Dies"! When N.E.R.D's Rihanna-assisted track "Lemon" dropped earlier this month, fans galore were curious to know what would come next. Now it's apparent the group's new album is officially on the way with a firm release date. On Nov. 22, the trio decided to finally let their devoted listeners out of the dark, and according to a single tweet, the album is set to drop way sooner than most expected. Both Pharrell and the official N.E.R.D Twitter account tweeted out the cover art and release date for No_One Ever Really Dies:. "NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES. DECEMBER 15," read the tweet. The artwork for N.E.R.D's fifth studio album shows what is presumably a woman with her tongue out wearing gum wrappers in place of grills. No_One Ever Really Dies features collabos with André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Wale and Future, among others. Most recently, N.E.R.D shared their song with Three Stacks, titled "Rollinem 7's," on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio.
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
Washington Wizards vs. LA Clippers
Capital One Arena – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 18 Aug 2017 at 10:00 AM Pre-Sale : Thu, 17 Aug 2017 at 06:00 PM More Ticket Deals : Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
9:30 Presents Shamir with Partner at U Street Music Hall
9:30 Club – #930Presents #ShamirUHall
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
Happy Abandon / Bleach Bones / Path at Songbyrd
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe – ON SALE NOW! -- Songbyrd Presents Happy Abandon with Bleach Bones and Path Friday December 15, 2017 D: 7:00 // S: 8:00 PM -- Happy Abandon trade in high drama. From soaring songs to string-laden production, the aforementioned light and fog that accent the mood and set the scenery for their live shows, to the way Vance, Ellis and Waits talk about their music – with determined passion, vivid detail and engrossing vigor - they bring with them a sense that much more is at stake than just writing and playing songs. There is something deeper at play here, something far more important. Forming in early 2015, the members of Happy Abandon were hardly strangers. Operating in the same circles that are the cogs of any small, tightly knit scene, Vance, Ellis and Waits had known each other for years before as students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Within a few weeks of first playing together, they worked their way onto bills at local shows and by year’s end Happy Abandon was hitting the road, touring through nearly every state east of Texas and Canada. It was at SXSW that the band initially hooked up with North Carolina music denizen and future label head Stephen Judge, playing multiple slots at his annual SXSW party. From there a relationship was born that would eventually lead to Judge’s offering Happy Abandon a recording contract via his freshly rebranded label Schoolkids Records. The band continued to write, to tour and to fine-tune their performances when, in late 2016, they suffered the unexpected loss of three dear friends in three separate incidences. In dealing with these heartbreaking premature deaths, in concert with the trials and travails of everyday life, the songs began to pour out en masse, with subjects ranging from personal loss to abandonment to homelessness – which singer Peter Vance suffered for a stint – to heartbreak to the indomitable power of will. It was through this lens that the band began to see this new set of songs on a grander perspective and began to realize that the wider concept behind their music was the idea that a person needs to feel life, to experience it in every facet, to feel as many emotions as possible, to completely immerse themselves in whatever emotion they may be experiencing and how, in an effort to protect ourselves, we all tend to hide behind masks, or more appropriately, some kind of facepaint.
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
The Underground After Hours at Dupont Underground
The Embassy Row Hotel Washington DC - A Destination Hotel – Following a sold-out jazz speakeasy in October, Dupont Underground is again partnering with neighboring Dupont Circle restaurant, Firefly, to host “The Underground After Hours” on Friday, December 15. The arts and cultural organization that lies beneath Washington, D.C. will become a subterranean zone of music, illuminated art, and craft cocktails, welcoming Washingtonians to dance, relax, and let loose after a long work week. Dailey, DJ & Drinks From 7:00-10:00 p.m., attendees have the opportunity to see Brian Dailey’s latest exhibition up close and personal while listening to DJ Amen Ra. Amen Ra has observed the styles of both East Coast and West Coast DJs and created his own sound to fill a room with positive energy. His diverse musical background will be paired for a fun Friday evening with renowned local artist Brian Dailey, known globally for his immersive digital work. Dailey famously lit up Times Square in February 2015 with his installation, “Jikai,” featuring a moth fluttering around a lightbulb. “An Odyssey: Brian Dailey Digital Work” brings together a cross-section of his recent work in digital media encapsulating the remarkable odyssey of the artist’s life and adventures he has explored. While the exhibit will be on display at Dupont Underground from December 1 through January 15, Dailey will be making a rare special appearance at the “The Underground After Hours” to exclusively talk about his pieces with art enthusiasts! Firefly’s Lead Bartender Brendan Ambrose will also be on site making one of his signature cocktails, the Red Devil. Inspired by the red devil cranberry sauce served at Brendan’s brother’s house for the holidays every year, the Red Devil is made with Espolon tequila, Cointreau, pressed cranberries, adobo sauce, habanero peppers, and blood orange. What’s the Secret Password? It’s not just the restored street-car space that will be underground for the night. Partygoers are invited to Firefly for a secret dinner special to fuel up prior to dancing. For $35, diners will receive an appetizer, an entrée, and a glass of house wine. Any guest that comes into the restaurant on Friday, December 15 with the password “UNDERGROUND” may receive the dinner deal. “Dupont Underground After Hours” is open to the public. Guests must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $18 on Ticketfly, and $20 at the door.
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
Opening Reception: "Interlude: Unfinished Works"
Torpedo Factory Art Center – "Interlude: Unfinished Works" Exhibition Dates: December 9, 2017 - January 21, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 7 – 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm Target Gallery presents Interlude: Unfinished Works, an exhibition that gives the spotlight to the artistic process. Interlude: Unfinished Works will include artwork left both intentionally and unintentionally unfinished, giving insight to the artist’s hand and methodology. The unresolved and open ended nature of the art gives new context to the viewer of the themes and meanings of the works created. The juror for this exhibition was curator Betsy Johnson. Participating Artists Include: Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin Tommy Bobo Malina Busch Diane Charnov Chloe Feldman Emison Elaine Florimonte Melissa Forkner Lesher Nicole Fossi Kay Gordon Kathleen Greco Scott Groeniger Sarah Hardesty Haeley Kyong Marisa LaGuardia Katy Mixon Harleen Moon Barbara Morrison Januskiewicz Julie Nagle Amy Schissel Bushra Shamma Britt Thomas Image Credit: Melissa Forkner Lesher, “Gray Matter”, 2017. Heavy Duty Packing Tape, Marble Dust, Charcoal Powder.
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
The Late Shift: STEAM-Powered December
Torpedo Factory Art Center – Science and the arts collide in December. American Geosciences Institute joins the festivities for a night of music, interactive art, artist presentations, and more. Target Gallery celebrates the Opening Reception: "Interlude: Unfinished Works". Interdisciplinary artist Fumi Amano talks about her work and her experience in the Post-Graduate Residency in Fumi Amano: Post-Graduate Resident Talk & Studio Visit. Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea host a reception for Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio during Opening Reception: Suh Yongsun (w/special guests Three EyEs). Presented in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute. Artists Participating in STEAM-Powered Demonstrations: Christopher Erney (Studio 33) Greg Knott Photography (Studio 317) Patrick Sargent (Studio 325) - Demonstration in the 1st Floor South Hall Lisa Dee Schumaier(Studio 16) - Demonstration in 1st Floor South Hall Tatyana Schremko (Studio 32) - Demonstration outside by the Waterfront Entrance Alison Sigethy, Glass Artist(Studio 307) Live Music: Plastic Sky DJ VicoVibez (Victor Hugo) Special Art Performances & Workshops: Three EyEs (live music by gamin; movement by Jungwoon Kim, Germaine Ingram) Fumi Amano Suh Yongsun Schedule of Activities: 7 pm: Late Shift Begins - STEAM-Powered Artist Demonstrations 7 pm - 8 pm: Live Ice Sculpture -Carving Demonstration by Tatyana Schremko at the Waterfront Entrance 7 pm - 8 pm: Acoustic Set by Plastic Sky 7 pm: Reception for Suh Yongsun (in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center) in the New Project Studio 7:30 pm: Target Gallery Reception - Interlude: Unfinished Works 8 pm: Performance by Three EyEs (in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center) in the Grand Hall 8:30 pm: Fumi Amano Artist Talk in the Post Graduate Studio 9 pm: Encore Performance by Three EyEs in the Grand Hall 9 pm - 11 pm: Workshops with Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm: Encore Acoustic Set by Plastic Sky 11 pm: Late Shift Ends
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker
Warner Theatre – The lobby opens one hour prior to showtime, seating begins 30 minutes prior to showtime. Whether you use public transportation or drive, please plan to arrive with enough time to get into the lobby comfortably, savor a beverage or snack, visit the Sugar Plum Shoppe and enjoy the chandeliered splendor that is The Warner. Its holiday season for traffic and parking downtown. We encourage using Metro Blue/Red/Orange/ Silver lines at Metro Center or several options of MetroBus lines. Visit washingtonballet.org to learn about season subscriptions, classes and program information. Visit warnertheatredc.com for venue FAQs and security information. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM Presale 1 : Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM Presale 2 : Thu, 6 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM Presale 3 : Mon, 10 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM Me + 3 Promotional Offer : Fri, 14 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM Special Offer : Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
Sean Rowe at DC9 Nightclub
DC9 Nightclub – Sean Rowe at DC9 Nightclub w/ Nina Gala
 
    Friday Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM
Opening Reception: Suh Yongsun (w/special guests Three EyEs)
Torpedo Factory Art Center – Over the course of three months, Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun will transform the New Project Studio into a workshop and community space for discussions and creativity. He will explore public, social, and political issues in present-day Korea while developing a visual discourse of his time creating in Alexandria. Presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Located in Studio 8, the New Project Studio is a community-focused arts incubator that offers short-term space for creatives to test new program ideas, spotlight underrepresented voices, and enhance visitor engagement. Join us on Friday, December 15 for a reception and live performance, as part of Torpedo Factory’s The Late Shift: STEAM-Powered December, 7 pm – 11 pm. RSVP to Suh Yongsun’s Reception and Performance by Three EyEs here: https://suhyongsun.eventbrite.com Schedule: 7 – 8 pm: Reception with Suh Yongsun, the Korean Cultural Center, and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. 8 pm and 9 pm: Live Performance by Three EyEs 9 pm – 11 pm: Workshops with Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio About Suh Yongsun: Suh Yongsun is a Korean painter and sculptor. In his art he mainly portrays human existence. In his art, Suh brings together traditional Korean styles with Western and especially European influences such as German Expressionism and Francis Bacon. He explores various subjects including portrait, scenery, history, war, myth and etc, but he is most well known for his work expressing humanity in a metropolitan environment, as well as his historical series that depicts historical accidents. During his residency at Torpedo Factory, he will continue to explore the intersections between Korean and American culture through the lens of the immigrant experience. About Three EyEs: live music by gamin movement by Jungwoon Kim, Germaine Ingram This improvised trio, using movement, traditional instruments, and voice, will draw Suh Youngsun’s color and thematic palate out into the various spaces of the mall, giving unsuspecting audiences a three-dimensional impression of the exhibition. We will invite audiences to connect our movements and sounds to an experience with Suh Youngsun’s work inside the gallery. gamin gamin is a distinguished soloist who tours the world performing both traditional korean music as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations. Her main instrument is the piri, a double reed instrument similar to the oboe. She also plays the taepyeonso(a double-reed horn) and saenghwang(a type of mouth organ). What sets her apart from others is her interest in contemporary music and contemporary improvisation; in Korea, she is an innovative pioneer. gamin is constantly moving forward and pushing the limit to “invent” new sonorities from a rather limited and ancient. gamin recently appeared in Cross-Cultural Improvisation, Workshops & Performances in New York City, such as ISIM (sponsored by Korea Council 2013), Vision Festival 2014. Gamin also has been selected as Artist-in-Residence sponsored by Korean government in 2011, 2012, as well as the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) of Rockefeller Foundation in 2014, and scheduled to be appeared in Flushing Town Hall, Korean Cultural Service NY & LA, Roullette theatre, Korea Society in NY etc. she is *Yisuja, official holder of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 46 for Classical Court Music, Classical Piri Music and Daechita (royal military music). In addition to her artistic endeavor, she dedicates herself to academic studies. She got a DMA in Korean traditional music at Seoul National University. Jungwoong Kim Born and raised in South Korea, Jungwoong Kim has been a dancer, choreographer, designer, and film editor for more than 20 years. He has extensive training in martial arts and Korean traditional dance and ritual, both of which strongly inform his artistic vision and aesthetic. He studied Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros, and has done CI performance with Katie Duck, Kurt Koegel, Hiekyoung Blanz, Kristie Simpson, Karen Nelson, Chris Aiken, Germaine Ingram, Leah Stein, Marion Ramirez, among others. Since 2014 he has been an artist in residence at Asian Arts Initiative (AAI), a major arts and culture center based in Philadelphia. Through this residency he received a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant to support his performance works. He was awarded a 2015 multi-year grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for the creation of SaltSoul, a multi-disciplinary creative/performance project. Further, he was nominated for a 2017 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and received a 2017 Bilateral Dance Artist Exchange Residency in Budapest, Hungary through Philadelphia Dance Projects. He has taught improvisation and CI at numerous universities and independent workshops in the U.S., Europe, Japan and South Korea; he is currently on the faculty of the Headlong Performance Institute in Philadelphia. Germaine Ingram Germaine Ingram is a Philadelphia PA-based jazz tap dancer, choreographer, song writer, vocal/dance improviser, oral historian and cultural strategist. She creates evening-length pieces that explore themes related to history, collective memory, and social justice, and designs arts/culture projects that explore community cultural history. She collaborates with artists from diverse traditions and disciplines, including jazz/experimental music composers, site-specific choreographers, and dance improvisers. Her work has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Humanities, the Independence, Leeway, Lomax Family, and Wyncote Foundations, and the Pennsylvania Councils on the Arts and Humanities. Among other awards, she was a 2010 Pew Foundation Fellow in the Arts, a Leeway Foundation Transformation Awardee, and a 2014 resident fellow at the Sacatar Institute in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil. A former civil rights and trial lawyer, law professor and urban school district executive, she has served on many boards and steering committees dedicated to education reform, arts education, and advancing social change through arts and culture.