Sunday, August 17, 2014

DC Beer Week

The 6th annual DC Beer Week will include tastings and educational programs for the enjoyment of all in the Greater Washington metropolitan area. DC Beer Week celebrates the tradition of artisanal brewing. dcbeerweek.net

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit

FedScoop’s 6th annual Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit will be held at The Newseum. The summit creates discussion among government and IT leaders, determining the best ways to improve government efficiency through use of innovative technology. Confirmed keynote speakers include HP Public Sector VP Suparno Banerjee, Xerox Senior VP Don Dixon, and DISA CIO Dave Bennett. $195. Free for government attendees with valid emails. 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Overtures Concert Series

Sponsored by S&R, the event will showcase dynamic emerging international audiences that will mesmerize the crowd with performances curated by artist Ryo Yanagitani. Performers include METRio, Mohamed Shams, and Emil Khudyev. Through November 23. Evermay Estate and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; overturesseries.org

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Taste of Georgetown

Taste of Georgetown celebrates its 21st year with offerings from more than 35 of the city’s best restaurants. Benefiting the Georgetown Ministry Center’s homeless support services, the event will feature 70 signature dishes, as well as family-friendly activities. NOON-5 p.m. K Street NW; tasteofgeorgetown.com

“Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy” Exhibition

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will offer the first ever exhibition on Persian script with “Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy.” The exhibition will display the work of the four greatest Nasta’liq calligraphers, including the only signed creation by expert Ali Tabrizi. Through March 22. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu/nastaliq

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Youssou N’Dour at Lisner Auditorium

Youssou N’Dour, the Senegalese musician recognized for his mbalax music style, will perform at Lisner Auditorium. N’Dour has been described as “the world’s greatest pop vocalist” by Rolling Stone. 7 p.m. 730 21st St. NW, 202-994-6800; lisner.gwu.edu/youssou-ndour

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Salif Keita Plays Acoustic

Presented by the Salif Keita Global Foundation and GW Lisner, Salif Keita will perform in a rarely heard acoustic setting. Having contributed to the Afro-pop genre, Keita blends together West African rhythms with influences from Cuba, Spain, and Portugal. 7 p.m. 730 21st St. NW, 202-994-6800; lisner.gwu.edu/salif-keita-acoustic

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