Saturday, May 23, 2015

Washington Humane Society

Meet your new furry family favorite and take them home without ever setting foot in a shelter! Adopt Force 1, the Washington Humane Society’s mobile animal adoption vehicle, will be at a place near you with adoptable cats and dogs. All available fluffy friends have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and are ready for their forever home. Locations will vary; support.washhumane.org

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Beauty and Bounty of the Bay: Set Sail on the Liberté

Park Hyatt Washington will host the spring 2015 Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine. This culinary gathering salutes the ingredients, flavors, and talents of local chefs, regional artisans and sommeliers, and it will take place aboard Liberté, a custom-designed 74-foot schooner. Guests will meet Park Hyatt Washington’s culinary team in Annapolis, Maryland to board the schooner for the three-hour sailing experience complete with a bountiful reception. Tickets: $150 per person (tax and gratuity not included). From 2-5 pm. 300 Second St., Annapolis; parkwashington.hyatt.com

Georgetown Garden Treasures

Allow Director of Gardens & Grounds Gail Griffin of Dumbarton Oaks, and Suzanne Bouchard of Tudor Place to take you through a joint tour of these two DC architectural gems. From 10 a.m. to noon, learn the history and evolution of each landscape from the 1800s to now. Member tickets are $15 and non-member tickets are $20. 1644 31st St. NW, 202-965-0400; tudorplace.org

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy

This exhibit showcases an outstanding tradition dating to the third century. While surviving works from the Yuan are rare, their methods are still being followed today. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia

Travel has always shaped how we see the world and all cultures other than our own. The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia showcases over 100 travel-related works created over the past five centuries across the Asian continent. 1050 Independence Ave SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hillwood Gala

This year’s gala celebrates the opening of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens’ latest exhibition, “Ingenue to Icon: Seventy Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post.” The evening includes a cocktail reception and a tented dinner. In the spirit of the exhibition, attendees are asked to wear their high-fashion finest. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW; Adrienne Starr, 202-243-3974; astarr@hillwoodmuseum.org

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Nationals Dream Foundation Gala

Celebrate a decade of dreams with the Washington Nationals as they continue to change the lives of young children in need at the 10th Annual Dream Gala. The night begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction before a seated dinner and program. Seize the opportunity to dine with a pro as table sponsorships include a Nationals player at each table. Contact gala2015@nationals.com for more information. 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-640-7124

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips

This exhibit, which runs through June 7, highlights Phillips's key finds, bringing to life the thrill of discovery of Old Arabia. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

Chiharu Shiota's "Perspectives"

Internationally-renowned performance artist, Chiharu Shiota, titled his latest work Perspectives. The exhibit showcases discarded shoes and notes that represent intimate moments of the past. 1050 Independence Ave SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Techonomy Policy - Power in the age of Data Exhaust

A day-long dive into the complexity that accelerating innovation creates for government and for its relationship with the tech industries for tech-davy growth for the American economy. Speakers include Vint Cerf (Google), Sean Parker, (Napster/Plaxo/Facebook), Fadi Chehadé (ICANN), Craig Mundie (Microsoft), Ambassador David O'Sullivan (US-EU), amongst others. Registration required. From 8 am-5 pm, cocktail reception to follow. Contact tim@techonomy.com1777 F St. NW; 212-488-7600

World Central Kitchen Dine’n'Dash

Come hungry to the one of the largest culinary events in town at Penn Quarter from 6 to 9 P.M. and continue with the after-party from 9 to 11 P.M. China Chilcano, Cuba Libre and Del Campo are just a select few of the restaurants doling out specialty dishes, craft cocktails and live music throughout the night. Purchase a ticket for $129 to participate in the tour and after-party, or pay $299 for VIP access. All proceed will benefit World Central Kitchen. dinendash.info

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DC JazzFest at Tudor Place

Kick off DC JazzFest at Tudor Place with the James King string duo at 5:30 P.M. A festival veteran, King currently performs with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and has previously worked with the likes of Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Horn and Gary Bartz. Refreshments, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase. Member tickets are $15 and non-member tickets are $20. 1644 31st St. NW, 202-965-0400; tudorplace.org

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ruth's Chris 50th Anniversary Wine Dinner

Enjoy five courses of Ruth’s Personal favorites expertly paired with some of the best wines in California. Starts at 6:30 PM. $95 per person. 724 Ninth St. NW, 202-393-4488; ruthchris.com

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Freer’s Oribe Ware: Color and Patter Come to Japanese Ceramics

Invented in Japan in 1605, the colorful Oribe ware vessels were used primarily for drinking tea and serving food, replacing Japan’s ceramics tradition of monochrome design. Freer’s Oribe Ware: Color and Patter Come to Japanese Ceramics highlights the best pieces and debuts two acquisitions on view for the first time. The exhibit is on display until June 14, 2015. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan

Between the 12th and 16th centuries, the customs of the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties had been assimilated into Japanese culture, emerging as chanoyu, the art of tea. Freer|Sackler’s exhibit Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan illuminate this extraordinary period of cultural exchange and synthesis. On display until June 14, 2015. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

Monday, June 15, 2015

YoungArts@Kennedy Center

The National YoungArts Foundation, a non-profit organization that identifies and supports the next generation of artists and is the nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, will present YoungArts@KennedyCenter, a free seven-night series on the Millennium Stage. Taking place Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19 and on Sunday and Monday, June 21 and 22, the performances will feature YoungArts alumni, some of whom are also former U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. 2700 F St. NW; kennedy-center.org

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