Prior On the Town Events

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Spring Celebration with the
Metro Washington Chapter of ARCS® Foundation

The Hamilton
600 14th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005
Time: 4:30 – 9 PM
Click here to purchase tickets online

ARCSYou are invited to participate in a Spring Celebration with the Metro Washington Chapter of ARCS® Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started and run entirely by women who boost American leadership and aid advancement in science and technology! To address the country’s need for new scientists and engineers, they provide unrestricted funding to help the country’s brightest graduate and undergraduate students create new knowledge and innovative technologies. This celebration is taking place on April 19th in the evening and will feature a STEM Panel Discussion, a Silent Auction, cocktail hour and a sit down dinner!

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Sound Impact Benefit Concert

The Lyceum
201 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Time: 6:30- 9 PM

Admission is free, tax-deductible donations accepted

SoundImpactPlease join us for a concert featuring the beautiful music of Brahms, Beethoven, and more!

  • Rebecca Jackson, violin
  • Tiffany Richardson, viola
  • Danielle Cho, cello
  • Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet
  • Wenyin Chan, piano

The evening’s donations will support Sound Impact’s 2016 Costa Rica outreach tour which brings master classes, lessons, concerts, instruments, and supplies to hundreds of young musicians.

Enjoy drinks, snacks, silent auction, and a performance.
Please RSVP to Carolyn French- or 301-825-6657.

Closest Metro: King Street (yellow or blue line)
From the metro, cross the parking lot and turn left, one half block to Prince Street. Turn left (east) on Prince Street and walk about one mile to Washington Street. Turn right, and The Lyceum will be on your right. Or take the Dash Bus to King and Washington Streets, turn right and walk one block past Prince Street.

Call 703.746.DASH for bus schedules and information, or check the schedules posted at the station. The City of Alexandria’s free King Street Trolley transports passengers between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront. The free trolley operates seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Park for free in our parking lot while visiting The Lyceum or use metered parking on the street.

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Arena Stage’s The City of Conversation

1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
6:30 PM Dinner at Arena Stage- Catwalk Cafe
8 PM Play
$49/ticket with AAUW discount code (including fees)

image001Please join us for a night out at the theater! We will be attending Arena Stage’s The City of Conversation. Let’s meet pre-show at 6:30 PM for dinner at Arena Stage’s cafe. It is advisable to pre-order your dinner- Prix Fixe is $22 and there is an a la carte menu as well. 202-488-3300 (Tues – Sun 12 – 8 PM) We will be seated together for the play.

Play synopsis: Georgetown hostess Hester Ferris runs in an elite circle, opening her home for political foes to lay down arms and raise a glass. When her son’s formidable, conservative wife comes on the scene, the parlor pleasantries of D.C.’s past descend into entrenched posturing and an ultimatum that could implode the family. Follow the Ferris clan from the end of Carter’s presidency through the Reagan era and into Obama’s game-changing inauguration in this “smart, literate and funny” (The New York Times) inside look at the theater of politics and the politics of conversation.

This looks to be a dynamic production. Family and friends are welcome too!

Closest Metro: Waterfront (green line)
Parking Info

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Makerspace at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)

1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Makerspace located in the Great Hall

event-nov_2015-community_day_makerspace-am-craftingJoin our group in visiting the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum. Explore the special exhibition Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft, and Design, Midcentury and Today, and stretch your creative muscles with NMWA’s first pop-up makerspace.

Like processes? Explore and experiment! Want a product? Make and take! Celebrate the exhibition’s innovative spirit by tapping into your own creativity. This self-directed drop-in program gives you access to various art materials, tools, and ideas—as well as the time and space to play.

Reservations not required for the museum, but please RSVP to Harriet at Feel free to bring friends/guests.

Closest metro: Metro Center (blue/orange/red lines)

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Dining Out for Life – DC

DOFL-Logo-Color-300dpi1-280x300We have a wonderful opportunity to have fun, eat out and do a good deed at the same time. The organization, Dining Out for Life – DC is having their annual dinner out on Thursday, April 23, 2015. This group in collaboration with Washington, DC area restaurants designates one day a year in which selected restaurants give from 25%-100% of their profits to assist in the fight against AIDS.

At dinner you can choose from the regular menu. There will be a host from Dining Out for Life who will explain the organization in more detail and if you wish to you can make a donation. (Website

What we would like to do is get a bunch of us together and go to one restaurant. We have selected 2 places to go to ensure we can get a reservation and be seated together.

If for any reason space is not available at either of these restaurants we will contact you.

  • Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse (American) – Near Dupont Circle metro
    1609 17th St. NW
  • Banana Cafe & Piano Bar (Cuban) – Near Eastern Market metro
    500 8th St. SE

PLEASE RESPOND TO HARRIET MADAN BY FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH. She will make the group reservation. Also, even if you cannot go with the group, you may consider dining out at another participating restaurant. See the full restaurant list.

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Fundraiser for Music Non-Profit

6-9 PM
Crios, 2120 P St NW
Washington, DC 20037

TiffanyRichardsonOne of our members, Tiffany Richardson, is a professional musician and is a founder and member of a non-profit called Sound Impact, which is a collective of musicians dedicated to community service, including a yearly trip to Costa Rica during which they bring masterclasses, lessons, instruments, supplies, and concerts to hundreds of students in 5 cities.

Tiffany and Sound Impact have put together a happy hour tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, at Crios (just off the Dupont metro stop) from 69 pm that will include a LIVE PERFORMANCE. All proceeds from purchases of food or drink during the happy hour will go to support Sound Impact’s 2015 Project Costa Rica trip.

Please let Linda French know if you’re interested in stopping by and she will coordinate meeting up. Crios is at 2120 P St NW, in Dupont.

More information is here, both about the event and about Sound Impact’s work more generally:

Hope to see you at Crios!

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The Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage
Invites you to attend the lecture
“The Great Library of Alexandria : All the Knowledge of the World”
by Mary-Jane Deeb,
Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress

6:30 PM
Squire Patton Boggs, 2550 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Free with RSVP

Join our library-loving group as we find out more about the Great Library of Alexandria at a lecture given by Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress, and hosted by the Society for the Preservation of the Greek Heritage.

GreatLibraryofAlexandriaThe event is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP online or call: 757-692-4701.

Feel free to bring friends/guests. Please RSVP to Carolyn French at or 301-825-6657 so we can meet up at the event beforehand.

Metro: Foggy Bottom
Street parking available on M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue

Mary-Jane Deeb joined the Library of Congress in 1998, and became Chief of its African and Middle Eastern Division in 2005. Among her many activities there she led a Library of Congress mission to Baghdad in November 2003 to assist with the reconstruction of the National Library of Iraq; and in 2004 she was part of the Librarian of Congress team that visited Iran. Before joining the Library of Congress she was the Editor of The Middle East Journal, and Director of the Omani Program at The American University in Washington D.C. She has also taught at Georgetown University and at George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University in 1987. Deeb is the author of Libya’s Foreign Policy in North Africa, and co-author with M.K. Deeb of Libya Since the Revolution: Aspects of Social and Political Development. She has also written over one hundred and fifty articles, book chapters, and book reviews, for numerous publications including Current History, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Muslim World, Mediterranean Quarterly, The Library of Congress Information Bulletin, and in a number of encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Britannica, and Encyclopedia Americana. Deeb worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia, UNICEF, AMIDEAST, the US Agency for International Development in Beirut,She is a frequent media commentator, and has appeared on the Lehrer News Hour, John McLaughlin’s One on One, CNN, ABC World News and CBS Evening News, and been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, and others. She is and is listed in the Marquis’ Who’s Who in America since 1997. She also writes mystery books, including Cocktails and Murder on the Potomac (2000), Murder on the Riviera (2004), A Christmas Mystery in Provence (2004), and Death of a Harlequin (2012).

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Conversations in Culture: Shakespeare on the Road

6:00-7:00 PM (Doors open at 5:30pm and close promptly at 6:00pm)
Reception Following
Delegation of the EU to the US | 2175 K Street NW | Use Entrance on 22nd St.
Free with required RSVP

ShakespeareWe can’t get enough of Shakespeare~ it’s been 5 months since our amazing tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library and now we’re back for more with this Conversations in Culture series!

An unprecedented road trip of 14 Shakespeare Festivals across 25 states and 10,000 miles! Join two digital creatives from Manhattan’s Lower East Side and two Shakespearians from Stratford-upon-Avon for an evening of extraordinary stories, insights and images at the end of their historic journey. Introduced by Diana Owen, Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Program is presented in conjunction with the British Council.

The event is free, but online RSVP is required. This event is expected to fill up fast.
Feel free to bring friends/guests and make sure to RSVP on the website for them as well. Please RSVP to Carolyn French at or 301-825-6657 so we can meet up at the event at 5:30pm.

Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom (Orange/Blue lines)

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Washington Walks Tour: The Most Haunted Houses

Tour begins at the corner of New York Ave and 18th St, NW

mosthauntedhouses-single-pageAre you ready for tales of ghostly horror??
Join us on the original Washington, DC ghost tour! Violent quarrels, vicious attacks, murder, suicide — why is it such turbulent events in Washington history seem concentrated around the seven acres of Lafayette Park? During the day, it bustles with White House staff, visitors and office workers. As evening descends, however, so does an almost tangible drape of stillness; it’s not hard to imagine the park’s inky expanse of yesteryear. Indeed, it is the most haunted site in the city. How the ghosts and spirits came into being is the subject of this eerie perambulation. You’ll see the home of navy hero Stephen Decatur, hear about man of letters Henry Adams and his troubled wife Clover, and relive the night of April 14, 1865 when the grim reaper stalked more than Abraham Lincoln. (Could the White House be enshrouded by “the Presidential Circle of Death”?) You’ll begin this walk at the house considered the most haunted home in the city: The Octagon. Please note that this walk does not include interior visits to any of the buildings featured.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
Feel free to bring friends/guests.

Walks are given rain or shine.

Meet at the corner of New York Avenue and 18th Street, NW. (“The Octagon” sign at 1799 New York Ave., NW)

Our guide will be wearing a blue and green Washington Walks badge.

Closest Metro: Farragut West (Orange/Blue Lines), Farragut North (Red Line)

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Film Screening of Design for Living (1933) and Discussion

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
5 PM- Ambar Restaurant 523 8th St. SE Washington, DC 20003
7-9 PM
Free with RSVP

220px-Designforliving1933Join us at the picturesque Hill Center in Capitol Hill for a classic film based on Noel Coward’s very witty play by the same name!

For several years in the early 30s, producers, directors and screenwriters routinely flouted the moral guidelines known as the Hays Code. It wasn’t until July, 1934, when they were threatened with a nationwide boycott of the movies organized by the Catholic Church and its Legion of Decency, that the studios agreed to a stricter enforcement regime that would ensure they followed the rules. The movies that emerged from Hollywood in those first, “pre-code” years of the 1930s are often racier, more cynical, darker and franker than movies would be for many years afterward. In a film and discussion series that will explore the history of sex and violence in the movies, censorship and the ratings system, movie critic Nell Minow and journalist Margaret Talbot present four gems of pre-code cinema.

Design for Living (1933) — A beautiful blonde (Miriam Hopkins) enters into a solemn “gentleman’s agreement” with her two handsome suitors (Gary Cooper and Frederic March) that they will live together but there will be no sex. Later, she lies back on a satin-covered sofa, explaining languidly, “It’s true we have a gentleman’s agreement. Unfortunately, I am no gentleman.” That agreement is breached in every possible combination in this delicious film, as bubbly and intoxicating as a glass of champagne. It is based on of Noel Coward’s wittiest plays (inspired by his artistic and romantic threesome with the Lunts), adapted by Ben Hecht, and directed by the master of sophisticated romantic comedy, Ernst Lubitsch. The cast includes the wonderful character actors Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn, and Jane Darwell.

Since seating is first come, first serve, let’s meet at Ambar, a Balkan restaurant, for Happy Hour drinks and food at 5 PM, then walk 2 blocks to the Hill Center together. Those who have registered for the event must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the start time to guarantee their spot.

Feel free to bring friends/guests.

Closest Metro: Eastern Market (Blue/Orange lines) Hill Center is 2 blocks east of the Eastern Market Metro stop

Parking: Could be difficult to find. Parking without residential restrictions is available at meters on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the building.

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Talks @ Pulitzer:
Amy Toensing and Jessica Benko on Widows in India

Light Reception 5:30-6 PM
Discussion 6-7 PM
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615

Washington, DC 20036

Image by Amy Toensing. India, 2013.

Image by Amy Toensing. India, 2013.

Join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Center grantees photojournalist Amy Toensing and print and radio journalist Jessica Benko. The duo will speak about their Pulitzer Center-supported project, “Unwanted and Unprotected: Widows in India.”

There are more than 35 million widows in India. A strong stigma persists, marking a widow as a poisonous presence whose own bad karma led to the death of her husband. Many widows find themselves rejected by their husbands’ families as competition for family resources, a burden and a drain. Young widows, particularly those with children to support, are especially vulnerable to violence and sexual exploitation.

This talk is part of a special series of talks @ pulitzer on issues affecting women and children. The series kicked off in April 2014 with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Larry C. Price and his work on child labor in the gold mining industry. Other topics in the series include factory workers and the role of women in Bangladesh (Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss), aid and women’s health in Nigeria (Ameto Akpe and Allison Shelley), girls’ education in Afghanistan (Mellissa Fung).

Toensing is an American photojournalist committed to telling stories with sensitivity and depth and is known for her intimate essays about the lives of ordinary people. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Time. Benko is a print and radio journalist whose work can be found in National Geographic, Wired, This American Life, and elsewhere. She is drawn to stories about the lives of people on the margins of society.

Together, the two will discuss their work documenting the lives of Indian widows, women who have been cast off by their families, and by society in general, and what this means for gender equality in India as a whole.

Let’s meet at 5:30 PM at the Pulitzer Center to enjoy the reception before getting seats together.

Closest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)

Feel free to bring friends/guests.

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Opening Reception for Art Exhibit
Melanie Kehoss: Glow Tableaux

Artisphere- Mezz Gallery
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Free public opening reception: 6-8 PM
Artist talk with Juror Philippe Loustaunau at 7 PM

kehoss_event_webFascinated by the histories and peculiarities of “American” traditions, Melanie Kehoss documents her experiences, first-hand observations and research of these rituals in her work. Light boxes and cut paper scenes are used to showcase the sometimes humorous and mystifying moments shared in modern rituals—from the mundane to the sublime.

Artisphere is two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro (blue/orange lines). Exit the metro and go right on Moore Street, then turn left onto Wilson Boulevard (the next street), and walk straight, crossing Lynn Street, to Artisphere at 1101 Wilson Boulevard.

Free parking with validation for events on weeknights after 5 pm. You can secure validation for the free parking at the front desk at any time during your visit. Please use the N. Kent Street garage entrance; look for Artisphere signage when you enter the garage. Please take the elevator to the Main Lobby or “ML” and turn left towards the U.S. Post Office. Artisphere’s entrance will be directly in front of you.

Let’s meet in the Mezzanine Gallery at 6 PM so we can view the exhibit together before the artist talk.

Feel free to bring friends/guests.

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EuroAsia Shorts: Travel & Journeys
Germany & China

Goethe-Institut Washington
812 Seventh St. NW Washington, DC
6:30-8:30 PM

EuroAsia Shorts 2014 Travel and JourneysWhile many of us are gearing up for vacation and travels (or dreaming of them), take a break to hang out in this great city we live in and join us in viewing 5 short films taking on the topic of “Travel & Journeys” from Germany and China!

There will be a brief discussion following the screenings to compare and contrast the films and the topics with several panelists. All films are subtitled in English.

Closest metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro—Green/Red Line

Let’s meet before the film viewing at 5 PM for Happy Hour drinks/appetizers at Del Campo, a restaurant within a block of Goethe Institut, out on its beautiful patio (or inside if the weather turns on us). It has a Latin American flavor so we really will have an international experience spanning 3 continents!

See below for the short films’ synopses.

  • Galloping Rhino
    (Nashorn im Galopp)
    Germany, 2013, 15 min.
    Director: Erik Schmitt
    Bruno walks through the streets of Berlin with a head full of questions and pictures. He wants to look behind the scenes to explore the soul of the city. He collects patterns, surfaces, and spaces by which he shows a completely new perspective on how to look at the city.
  • Velo Mysterium
    Germany, 2013, 7 min.
    Director: Jörn Staeger
    An homage to cycling: the symbiosis between a human being and a bike. Travel through the bicycle as a spaceship, as a body machine, and as a wheel of time.
  • The Scent of the West
    (Der Duft des Westens)
    Germany, 2013, 5 min.
    Directors: Reinhold Huff and Arne Breusing
    This is a story of escape. Between 1949 and 1989, about three million people left the GDR and the Soviet occupation zone, and not always legally: 1,135 people died in “border incidents.”
  • The Catcher
    China, 17 min.
    Director: Linsen Liu
    Maizi’s father is a folk storyteller who must travels to earn a living, while Maizi stays at home in their isolated mountain village, learning to write and read. Maizi is willing to climb over mountains to tell stories with his father, but is always rejected. He learns the words “ship” and “fish” and wishes to see them with his own eyes. His father again leaves home, with the dreams of Maizi.
  • Mr. Surprise
    China, 13 min.
    Director: Yuanyuan Qiu
    Mr. Surprise, a trick-playing toy, is tired of performing on stage for audiences. Dissatisfied with his role in life, it’s time for Mr. Surprise to make a change.

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Take 5! An Evening with Ella

American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery
F St. & 8th St. NW Washington, DC
5-7 PM

Ella-Fitzgerald4During Jazz Appreciation Month, join us at Kogod Courtyard in the American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery for a special evening performance by The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra celebrating the First Lady of Song’s birthday. The Orchestra will highlight Ella Fitzgerald’s collaborations with big bands, including the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Enjoy Pop-up Art Making while you listen!

Closest metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro—Green/Red Line

Let’s meet inside the museum in Kogod Courtyard at 5PM. There is a museum cafe with food and beverages available for purchase or feel free to bring something to munch on.

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Comedy Movie Night at Bistro Bohem

600 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Shaw-Howard University (Green, Yellow lines)
Street Parking


Bistro Bohem will present The Emperor and the Golem (Císařův pekař) as part of the film and beer series featuring Czech comedy classics.

Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, an animated clay statue, Matthew the Baker is thrown into the dungeon for selling the special buns for the emperor to people. Matthew is accidentally mistaken for the emperor and takes his place. And when the Golem is finally found, it will complicate things beyond comprehension…

-IMDB Summary

MuchaAccording to a New York Times movie review, this 1952 color film “..could hardly be improved. It boasts a well-chosen cast, a flavorsome musical score (by Julius Kalas); the tasteful settings and costumes literally glow in first-rate color. Nearly every scene suggests a period painting come to life.”

Meet at the Bistro at 6:30PM and we can get a table and order appetizers and beer.

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Furia Flamenca

Sidney Harman Hall Forum
5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FuriaFlamencaFor all you dance lovers out there, Furia Flamenca is a ton of fun!

What is Furia Flamenca? It’s a Spanish flamenco dance company which brings the ferocity and passion of flamenco to the stage. Furia Flamenca’s style is unique in that it combines flamenco’s gypsy heritage with modern flamenco choreography to create an elegant balance of motion and energy making their performances absolutely enthralling and totally entertaining.

Let’s meet in the Harman lobby at 5:20PM so we can go in together.

Nearest Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow lines)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The George Washington University/The Elliott School’s
Latin American Film Festival
The Secret in Their Eyes/El Secreto de sus Ojos

Elliott School Suite 505
1957 E Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052
7:30-9:30 PM

SecretInTheirEyesWhat’s better than watching an Oscar-winning film on the big screen? Watching a FREE Oscar-winning film on the big screen! Don’t miss this one- it’s great!

Winner of the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, The Secret in Their Eyes has it all- plot twists, romance, mystery, talented directing.

IMDB Synopsis:
“A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later.”

Rotten Tomatoes Consensus:
“Unpredictable and rich with symbolism, this Argentinian murder mystery lives up to its Oscar with an engrossing plot, Juan Jose Campanella’s assured direction, and mesmerizing performances from its cast.”

Let’s meet at the Starbucks on the corner of E St. and 20th St. NW at 6:45PM for snacks and coffee and then go in together.

Nearest Metro: Farragut West or Foggy Bottom, Orange and Blue Lines

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AAUW Cocktail Reception with Lilly Ledbetter

5:30–7:30 p.m. (business attire)
AAUW National Office
1111 Sixteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Celebrate the signing of the 2009 Ledbetter bill and learn what still needs to be done to advance fair pay.

Join AAUW National for a cocktail reception with Lilly Ledbetter, the face of pay equity.

Attendees will receive a signed, special AAUW edition of Ledbetter’s inspiring autobiography, Grace and Grit.

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This Life
Contemporary Danish Film at the
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Join On the Town with an exciting film event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts this coming Sunday. We will meet outside the Performance Hall at 12:45PM so we can grab seats together. Free Admission; No reservations required.

ThisLifeInspiring and poignant, This Life is one of the highest grossing Danish films of the past 35 years.

This historical drama is based on a true story about a group of Danish resistance fighters during World War II. A group of men and women living in eastern Jutland decide to hide supplies and agents dropped by British aircraft despite the fact that Denmark was cooperating with its German occupiers.

Directed by Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis (2012, 122 min.). Screening notes will be provided. In Danish with English subtitles. For more information, visit

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is located at the corner of New York Avenue and 13th Street, NW.

By Metro:
(From DC, MD, and VA)

Take the Red, Blue, or Orange lines to Metro Center. Use the 13th Street exit and walk two blocks north. Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

By Bus:
Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW. Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

Metered street parking is available and may be free.

Nearby parking garages include:

  • CarrPark at 1450 F Street, NW
  • CarrPark at 1201 F Street, NW
  • PMI at 1345 G Street, NW
  • PMI at 1301 H Street, NW

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The Trajectory of Science: The Next 25 Years
Celebrating ReSET’s 25th Anniversary with
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Nancy Grace Roman

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear AAUW-DC’s prestigious and celebrated Dr. Nancy Grace Roman speak! We will meet as a group in the Reception and Demonstrations area on the 9th floor of the Hart Senate Office Building.

Reception and Demonstrations: 5 – 7 PM
Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building
(Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street, NE., North Elevators to 9th Floor)
Union Station Metro, Parking at Union Station

resetScience has brought exciting changes over the past 25 years: PCs; smart phones; tablets; GPS; the Hubble telescope; exploration of Mars; the predator drone; DNA evidence; the human genome; improved treatment of HIV/AIDS. Imagine the changes that science will bring over the next 25 years. Better yet, hear Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) and Dr. Nancy G. Roman, Chief of Astronomy (Ret’d.), Office of Space Science, NASA, the “Mother of the Hubble Telescope,” discuss the trajectory of science in their fields: infectious diseases and space, as well as the importance of early science education.

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Phillips After 5 at the Phillips Collection
Viva Italia!

Come join our group in exploring this impressive art museum for one of their dynamic “Phillips After 5” nights!

Location: 1600 21st Street, NW
Using Metro, take the Red Line to Dupont Circle station and take the Q Street exit from the station.
The Phillips is accessible via several Metrobus lines. The 37, 42, H1, L1, N2, N3, N4, N6, D1, D2, D3, D6, and G2 lines stop within two blocks of the museum.
The DC Circulator bus runs every 10 minutes and costs $1 each way.
On-street parking near The Phillips Collection is limited. Public parking for a fee may be available nearby (subject to availability) at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row, 2105 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

VivaItaliaIn conjunction with Next Stop Italy: A Journey Into Italian Contemporary Photography, preview the Phillips’s Italy-themed Annual Gala After Party through art, music, language, and food.

Reservations strongly advised for this popular event. $12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed. The website has a link to make a reservation.

Please meet at the entrance to the Phillips Collection at 5PM to enter with the group, however if you cannot make it there exactly at 5PM, please feel free to join us later.

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Tour of the Library of Congress complex on Capitol Hill

Meet at the James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Avenue S.E., between 1st and 2nd Streets
(Closest metro: Capitol South, Blue/Orange Line)
9:30–12 PM and optional lunch after
Please arrive early since we will be leaving very promptly for the tour.

library-congress-reading-roomCome with us to tour the Library of Congress and learn about another fascinating historic building and preservation!

One of our members, Jeanne Drewes, who works at the Library has offered to lead a second behind-the-scenes tour of the Library of Congress complex on Capitol Hill March 23 starting at 9:30. We will start in the Madison Building and get an overview of preservation and then go to the Jefferson Building.

This is NOT a repeat of our previous tour and will have lots of new and exciting information and stories, so please feel free to join us again.

The tour will take about 90 minutes and then an optional lunch at a restaurant nearby.

Parking is always difficult on the Hill so we recommend you take the metro blue/orange line to Capitol South. Exit the metro and walk up the short block on First street SE to the front of the Madison Building which is immediately on your right. This is not the iconic Library building which faces First Street, rather the Madison Building is the building that goes from C street where you exit the metro and runs along First street to Independence Ave. You will cross First Street and turn right before crossing Independence to enter the Madison Building where we will convene just beyond security in the entrance area. Jeanne will be there to greet you and we will start the tour promptly at 9:35. This is a walking tour, but inside the buildings so wear walking shoes. Jeanne will provide an overview of her responsibilities which is the preservation of the general collections, provide a history and working knowledge about the Library and take us through some of the areas of the Madison and Jefferson buildings.

Security on Capitol Hill is the same for all buildings, you have to go through a metal detector and put your bag through a detector as well. No knives, scissors or other sharp objects. So join us March 23 at 9:30 at the front of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave S.E. to learn more about YOUR LIBRARY.

paragraph_separatorSaturday, December 1, 2012, 11:00 AM
The Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

Meet at the curb on the South side of King Street,
across from Alexandria City Hall

10:45 AM

In their 42nd year as host of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend and Parade, The Campagna Center is proud to kick off Alexandria’s holiday season with the fresh scent of heather and the festive melody of bagpipes once again! With this historical year, The Center has partnered with The Scottish Government to celebrate this honored tradition. Over 100 Scottish Clans, pipe and drum bands, Scottish dancers, re-enactment groups, Scottie dog groups, dignitaries, and of course, Santa Claus will march down the streets of Old Town. Parade begins at Wilkes and South Saint Asaph Streets, and ends at Market Square with a massed band concert. For more information, visit

Let’s meet at 10:45 on the curb on the South side of King Street, across from Alexandria City Hall so we can walk together. Keep an eye on your email for any announcements related to inclement weather. Please feel free to contact Mary Ann Banta for more information at (301) 986-0362.

paragraph_separatorSaturday, November 17, 2012
Behind the Scenes Tour of the Library of Congress

Meet at the James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Avenue S.E., between 1st and 2nd Streets

(Closest metro: Capitol South, Blue/Orange Line)
9:3011 AM

Do you know your local Library? I mean the Library of Congress, the nation’s library as well as the library for Congress. One of our members, Jeanne Drewes, who works at the Library has offered a behind the scenes tour of the Library of Congress complex on Capitol Hill November 17 starting at 9:30. The tour will take about 90 minutes and then if people are interested we can lunch on the Hill.

Parking is always difficult on the Hill so we recommend you take the metro blue/orange line to Capitol South. Exit the metro and walk up the short block on First street SE to the front of the Madison Building which is immediately on your right. This is not the iconic Library building which faces First Street, rather the Madison Building is the building that goes from C street where you exit the metro and runs along First street to Independence Ave. You will cross First Street and turn right before crossing Independence to enter the Madison Building where we will convene just beyond security in the entrance area. Jeanne will be there to greet you and we will start the tour promptly at 9:35. This is a walking tour, but inside the buildings so wear walking shoes. Jeanne will provide an overview of her responsibilities which is the preservation of the general collections, provide a history of the three buildings and take us through some of the areas of each building.

Security on Capitol Hill is the same for all buildings, you have to go through a metal detector and put your bag through a detector as well. No knives, scissors or other sharp objects. So join us November 17 at 9:30 at the front of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave S.E. to learn more about YOUR LIBRARY.

paragraph_separatorThursday, October 18, 2012 | 5–7 PM
The Brian Settles Quartet: The Music of Dewey Redman

Meet at the F St. and 8th St. entrance
of the American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery

(Closest metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
Green/Red Line; Allow 5 min. walking)

4:45 PM

The Brian Settles Quartet presents an evening of original arrangements of works by legendary tenor saxophonist, Dewey Redman, best known for his work with Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, and as a member of Old and New Dreams. Redman was also a thoughtful, creative, and overlooked composer.

This is a free event.

paragraph_separatorThursday, September 27, 2012
DC Memorials Tour by Night

We are very fortunate to have one of our own members, Helga Warren, volunteer to guide a tour of DC Memorials by night!

Meet at the big flag in front of World War II Memorial on 17th Street
(Closest metro: Farragut West Metro–Orange/Blue Line)
6:30 PM

We will walk to various memorials including WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, MLK, Jr. Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial. Then we will walk to Foggy Bottom Metro–Orange/Blue Line together after.

Wear a light jacket, depending on the weather, and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a water bottle and your Metro card.

Please feel free to invite friends and family members.
Keep an eye on your email, as we will have to cancel and reschedule if the weather is bad.
And lastly, come prepare to walk A LOT and learn even MORE!