Weekend Round Up February 19, 2015

Labor-Media Breakfast Roundtable

February 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. | cgarlock@dclabor.org | Tel: (202) 637-5000 | Event Website

Don’t miss the second annual Labor-Media Breakfast Roundtable on Friday, February 20, from 8:30-10am at AFL-CIO.

The gathering is an “on background” session designed to foster better communication between area reporters and local union communication staffers and leaders.

If you’re a reporter who sometimes needs to quickly locate a local union leader – or member – for a story, the Roundtable is for you. Likewise for local union communications staffers and/or leaders looking to identify which reporters they should reach out to when organizing events, including rallies, picket-lines, organizing campaigns and strikes.

This informal get-together is organized by the Metro Washington Council’s Local Labor Communicators Network, which includes communications staff from many area labor unions.

Space is limited and you must RSVP


AFL-CIO 815 16th Street NW, Washington D.C.

Art of the Piedmont Auction

February 20, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. | Event Website

The Middleburg Community Center will host an evening auction of original artwork from select local artists. Proceeds will benefit Middleburg Montessori School. For details, visit middleburgonline.com

300 West Washington St., Middleburg, Va.

DC Shorts WINS!

February 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. | $15-$25 | Media@dcshorts.com | Tel: 202-393-4266 | Event Website

DC Shorts Film Festival, named the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by Moviemaker Magazine, will showcase some of the festival’s most successful films including DC Shorts Audience Favorites. Both nights of the event feature two unique performances, at 7:30 pm (Show A) and 9:30 pm (Show B). Each show is 90 minutes long.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015; 7:30 pm (Show A) and 9:30 pm (Show B)
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015; 7:30 pm (Show B) and 9:30 pm (Show A)

$15 per showcase; $25 double header


Burke Theater, U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004


February 21, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. | $65 | experience@bestdinnerpartyever.com | Event Website

Imagine a fabulous dinner party, hosted by some of your closest friends…that you have never met and at a location you have never been

Show:UP! is an exciting new performance concept that fuses immersive, improv theater with a real life dinner party. Each performance includes a fully catered dinner and signature cocktails, and takes place in a local area home. Guests are placed in the center of it all, playing an integral part of the storytelling.


Secret Location, to be confirmed at ticket purchase

Dance Rehearsals with Picasso Collection by Diplomats of Dance Society

February 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. | dancediplomats@gmail.com | Event Website

Please mark your calendars for the afternoon of Saturday, February 21st! Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company is in residence at the Kreeger Museum in D.C. and is holding several open rehearsals through March. We want to organize a Diplomats of Dance Society group visit to the museum to watch the rehearsal-in-process and see Dana choreographing DTSBDC’s new work “Picasso Dances”, which is inspired by the museum’s amazing Picasso collection. Event followed by a champagne toast!

For more information, photos and what we’ve been up to so far, please visit our website – as well as to see some photos from DTSBDC’s first open rehearsal last Saturday!


Kreeger Museum
2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington D.C. 20007

Orange Anchor Opens for Brunch

February 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. | See Menu for Prices | Tel: 202-802-9990 | Event Website

The new Georgetown waterfront dining spot will open its doors for brunch for the first time this weekend. Make sure to stop in for these new additions to their menu. Brunch will be served Saturday and Sunday.


3050 K St. NW

Balls Bluff Remembrance Day

February 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. | $45 | Tel: 703-352-5900 | Event Website

Join the Friends of Ball’s Bluff for their annual fundraising dinner honoring those who fought at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. Guest speaker Frank O’Reilly will tell the story of units who fought at both Ball’s Bluff and Fredericksburg.


The Woodlands at Algonkian, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, Va.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

February 22, 2015 at 12 p.m. | Free | Tel: 202-628-1688 | Event Website

There will be a parade on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Chinatown on H Street NW between Sixth and Seventh Streets. It will feature a traditional Chinese Dragon Dance. There will also be Kung Fu demonstrations and live musical entertainment at the event. The firecracker will be lit at 3:45 p.m. There’s a little bit of something for everyone.

Start your celebration a little earlier at Chinatown Community Cultural Center. Programs and activities begin at noon and continue until 5 p.m., including live music and dance performances, traditional Chinese calligraphy, children’s crafts, face painting, tai chi and kung fu demonstrations, lion dancing, poetry readings, film screenings, art and photo exhibits, and raffle prizes.


616 H Street NW


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