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Blue Duck Tavern will be pouring a specially selected rare magnum which is not found on the restaurant’s featured wine list, for a "taste" as a part of the “Blue Duck Uncorked” series. This experience is exclusively available on Tuesdays and the selection of fine wines is chosen by Blue Duck Tavern General Manager Joseph Cerione. It is a rare opportunity to taste these vintages by glass, with each pour priced at $30. The Magnums have all been selected for Tuesday service from July 14 through September 22, from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. www.blueducktavern.com; 1201 24th St NW.; 202-419-6755
As summer comes to a close, The Embassy Row Hotel will be hosting one of the hottest Labor Day Weekend parties in Washington, DC. Join HOT 99.5 at 2 PM for an afternoon of sun, music, cocktails, and panoramic views. Tickets include admission to the rooftop and live music to soak up the last weekend of summer. The bar will be open and the grill fired up! As the only rooftop pool and bar in Dupont Circle, The Embassy Row Hotel’s Hot 99.5 Labor Day Weekend Rooftop Pool Party is sure to be one of the best parties in town. Tickets are priced at $45 per person and are available for purchase online here. 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
This exhibit, running until September 6, will show cherry trees landscapes from the 16th and 17th centuries, created by mixing Chinese techniques with the gold and colors of traditional Japanese paintings. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu
The bold, colorful works on view in this exhibition are monoprints, meaning only one impression was produced from the printmaking plate. Blurring the lines between painting, printmaking, and collage, Goldman’s and Lewis’ work represents a joyous exploration of color and form, which will be displayed at the Heurich Gallery. 505 Ninth St. NW
Every Thursday, starting September 10: Just in time for International Fashion Weeks in Milan, Paris and NY, the month-long series is a celebration of local design talent that will allow hotel guests and area residents to celebrate the new fashion identity of DC, shop the collections of local designers and mingle with the city’s fashion community. This event will take place every Thursday from 6-9pm, starting with womenswear. Following weeks will include menswear, accessories and more! 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW.
The Rosslyn Business Improvement District will host the 25th Anniversary its Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival in Gateway Park. This year's event will feature food truck row, an expanded beer and wine garden, and a variety of onsite fashion trucks. Locally, nationally, and international acclaimed artists headlining the festival include The Funk Art, Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Debo Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and many more! 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA
Benefting St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Neiman Marcus presents a fabulous fashion show by an exclusive designer, as well as a preshow reception, silent auction, Champagne, and brunch bites. Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, Marisa Petrozza,
The District of Columbia Arts Center Presents the 2015 Experience Auction in the Club + Banquet Hall of the Kennedy-Warren. Show your love for DC’s most alternative and cutting edge arts organization not by buying art, but by experiencing it. This event provides an extraordinary opportunity for participants to bid on a series of one-of-a-kind adventures and happenings created for the occasion by some of DC’s most talented tastemakers, musicians, filmmakers, artists, actors, chefs, and a host of other donors. Each and every “item” will be genuine, exciting, and valuable beyond any measure. From 7-10 pm. 3133 Connecticut Ave. NW; experienceauction.com
The Wolf Trap Ball is a black-tie evening of dinner and dancing alongside members of the diplomatic corps, the president’s cabinet, and the US Congress, as well as prominent leaders from a range of industries. Proceeds beneft the Wolf Trap Foundation and its performing arts and education programs. Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 703-255-4030; wolftrap.org/ball
The Hospital Center's Annual Golf Classic brings together physicians, community leaders, business partners, and friends of MedStar Washington Hospital Center to enjoy a day of golf for a worthwhile cause. This year, we are thrilled to share that all proceeds received from the classic will benefit three clinical programs of excellence at the hospital: The Center for Excellence in Nursing, MedSTAR Transport and The Comprehensive Stroke Center. For more information, please contact Morgan Milner, firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-877-3269. 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville.
The Embassy Row Hotel will be hosting a special ‘Pope Party’ on The Rooftop, honoring Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C. For $25 per person, guests can enjoy a special ‘Eat Like a Pope’ menu, a glass of Malbec wine, TV’s monitoring the Pope’s progress throughout the city, and live DJ entertainment. All proceeds will go to the hotel’s favorite charitable cause, S.O.M.E. (So Others May Eat). 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House. Followed by a midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew's Cathedral. Ending with the Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 400 Michigan Ave NE.
Address to Joint Meeting of the United States Congress. Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington at 11:15 a.m. The Pope will depart from Joint Base Andrews at 4 p.m. 619 10th St. NW.
CharityWorks presents “Smoke & Mirrors,” a black-tie event featuring cocktails, dinner, and dancing at the National Building Museum. The ball raises funds for Best Buddies, which creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which supports injured veterans. The National Building Museum; charityworksdc.org/events/events.php
Interviews with Kevin Spacey and Cal Ripken Jr., plus an afterparty with live music and celebrity guests, raise funds for the Kevin Spacey Foundation and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, which support at-risk youth with programs in the performing arts and sports. Arena Stage, 917-407-1252; kevinspaceyfoundation.org
K9s for Warriors’ signature event features a cocktail reception, dinner, and live music. Proceeds beneft the organization, which selects and trains shelter dogs to be service animals for returning servicemen and women. The Hamilton Live, 600 14th St. NW; k9sforwarriorsgala.com
The Phillips Collection will showcase this major exhibit that provides a rare platform to distinguish collecting philosophies and situate them within the history and reception of Modern art. It pays tribute to two pioneering supporters of the arts, Rudolf Staechelin and Karl Im Obersteg, who championed the work of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and School of Paris artists. The Phillips will exhibit more than 60 celebrated masterpieces created during the mid-19th and 20th centuries. 1600 21st St. NW; phillipscollection.org
Join Washington Area Women’s Foundation for an inspirational celebration of the power of investing in women and girls in the Washington region, and to honor trailblazers in this work with the annual Visionary Awards. Be among the nearly 1,000 attendees representing Washington area’s most influential businesses, foundations, individuals and legislators using their passion, influence and generosity to create real change for our community. The luncheon will be hosted at the Renaissance Washington from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. Tickets are available online here. 999 Ninth St. NW; thewomensfoundation.org
The Care for Kids Card program is one of Washington’s most popular fall shopping events, bringing merchants, restaurants and YOU together for the benefit of Children’s National Medical Center. Since 2004, The Board of Visitors has donated over 2 million dollars from Care for Kids Card sales to equipment and programs essential to providing the quality of care that have helped make Children’s National one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals. This year, participating Merchants and Restaurants will offer a 20% discount to Care for Kids Card holders. From Oct. 16-25. For a complete list of participating Merchants and Restaurants, visit boardofvisitors.com/careforkids
The Middleburg Film Festival offers four days of fantastic films from October 22 to 25. A carefully curated selection of narrative and documentary films will screen in an intimate theatre environment, followed by fascinating Q and A’s with world-renowned filmmakers and actors. Other events include Panel Discussions, Master Classes, farm-to-table dinners featuring local produce and wine, and fabulous parties. Middleburg, VA.; middleburgfilm.org