Where to Be This White House Correspondents’ Dinner Weekend
By April 27, 2023 0 1405•
Washington’s biggest social weekend of the year is upon us. In honor of the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, here are all the parties and gatherings in town today through Sunday. If you’re looking for which celebs to watch for, scroll down for a complete list.
Thursday April 27
The Great Playbook Debate
British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Hosted by British Ambassador Karen Pierce and Politico.
Bytes & Bylines Party
2211 30th St. NW, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Hosts include Sarah Kate Ellis, Allen Gannett, Shua Goodwin, Susanna Quinn and Adam Rathe.
Washington Women in Journalism Awards
Larz Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 6 to 8 p.m.
Hosted by Washingtonian Magazine and Story Partners.
Friday April 28
Crooked Media Cocktail Party
Dauphine’s, 1100 15th St. NW, 5 to 8 p.m.
Hosted by Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett as well as Dan Pfieffer and Lucinda Treat.
Elle Magazine’s “Women of Impact” Event
Ciel Social Club, 601 K St. NW, 6 to 8 p.m.
Hosted by Elle Magazine.
Semafor’s “No Agenda” WHCD Party
Home of Semafor co-founder Justin Smith, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
2023 #RightToBearArts “Night Before” Gala Benefit Dinner
The Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Hosted by The Creative Coalition.
Axios After Hours (Presented by Live Nation)
The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Hosted by Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and Jim Vandehei.
CAA WHCD Kickoff Party
The Henri, 130 1 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The Embassy of the State of Qatar and Washingtonian
Four Seasons Hotel Courtyard, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 8 to 11 p.m.
Hosted by Washingtonian and the Embassy of the State of Qatar.
United Talent Agency’s Celebration of America’s Journalists (in Partnership with General Motors)
Fiola Mare, 3100 K St. NW, 9 p.m. to midnight.
The Motion Picture Association’s Headquarters, 1600 I St. NW
Hosted by Fran Drescher and Charles Rivkin.
Voto Latino “Our Voices”
The Decatur House, 748 Jackson Place NW
Hosted by Rosario Dawson and Maria Teresa Kumar with MSNBC’s Rashida Jones, 60 Minutes’ Cecilia Vega and NBCU Telemundo Enterprises’ Monica Gil.
Saturday April 29
The Annual Garden Brunch
Beall-Washington House, 2920 R St. NW, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by Tammy Haddad, Gayle King, Mark and Sally Ein, David Adler, Kevin Sheekey, Stephanie Ruhle, Jon Banner, Craig Minassian, Franco Nuschese, Teresa Carlson, Kelley McCormick and Dan Meyers. The event will honor the work of Blue Star Families.
Inaugural Our Voice: An AAPI White House Correspondents Brunch
Private Residence, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Alfred Johnson & Emily Watts, Prisca Bae, Juju Chang, Norman Chen, Lily Grace Corvo, Nicole Dungca, Helena Andrews Dyer, Brad Jenkins, Weijia Jiang, Seung Min Kim, MJ Lee, Min Jin Lee, Kevin Lin, Lisa Ling, Richard Lui, Madalene Mielke, Katie Phang, Amna Nawaz, Katie Phang, Sabrina Siddiqui, Naomi Tacuyan Underwood, Jose Antonio Vargas.
Washington Post Pre-Dinner Cocktail Reception
The Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Fred Ryan and Sally Buzbee.
Politico & CBS Pre-Dinner Reception
The Washington Hilton Courtyard & Gardens Level, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Comcast/NBCU After Party
Organization of the American States, 200 17th St. NW
CBS News After Party
French Ambassador’s Residence, 2221 Kalorama Rd. NW
Hosted by CBS, French Ambassador Laurent Bili, BET, Comedy Central and Pluto TV.
Time at 100
Switzerland Ambassador’s Residence, 2920 Cathedral Ave. NW
Hosted by Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud and presented by Craft Media/Digital in partnership with Kimball Stroud & Associates, sponsored by Mercuria. The event honors Time’s 100 years in publication.
Byron Allen Presents “The Washington, D.C. Gala”
Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW
Allen Media Group’s theGrio will host, along with Gayle King and a performance by Diana Ross.
Sunday May 1
The Allbritton Residence, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by Elena and Robert Allbritton and Politico.
Political Hangover Brunch
The Line DC, 1770 Euclid St. NW, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hosted by CNN.
Celebrities/important figures expected to be in attendance:
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona (both with ABC News).
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, FBI Director Chris Wray, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, actress Rosario Dawson (“The Mandalorian”), BD Wong (“Jurassic World,” “Father of the Bride,” “Mulan”), Justin Hartley (“This is Us”), Sofia Pernas (“Quantum Leap”), Jerry O’Connell (“Stand by Me”), Rebecca Romjin (“X-Men” movies), Paramount Global Chair Shari Redstone and CBS President & CEO George Cheeks (all with CBS News).
Lisa Vanderpump (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Vanderpump Rules”), Ariana Madix (“Vanderpump Rules”) (both with The Daily Mail).
John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”), Lisa Ling, Gayle King, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson (the ousted Tennessee State lawmakers who were ousted then reinstated).
And, of course, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff.