Social Scene: Your Guide to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Weekend

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 Thursday through Sunday. If you’re looking for which celebs to watch for, scroll down for a complete list.

Thursday, April 25

Washington Women in Journalism Awards Ceremony
6-9 p.m., Larz Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Hosted by Story Partners and Washingtonian Magazine.

Bytes & Bylines
6:30-9:30 p.m., The Irish Ambassador’s Residence, 2244 S St. NW
Hosted by Irish Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Stephanie Cutter, Sarah Kate Ellis, Adrienne Elrod, Karen Finney, Eric Kuhn, Susanna Quinn and Adam Rathe.

Politico’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Weekend Kickoff Reception
6:30-9 p.m., British Ambassador’s Residence, 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Hosted by British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce and Goli Sheikholeslami, CEO of Politico.

White House Foreign Press Pass Party
6:30-9:30 p.m., Meridian International Center, 1630 Crescent Pl. NW
Hosted by Meridian International Center and the White House Foreign Press Group

The Fourth Estate
7-10 p.m., The Riggs Hotel, 900 F St. NW
Hosted by WME and Puck.

Axios and Live Nation’s Step into the Spotlight
8 p.m.-midnight, OAS Building, 200 17th St. NW
Hosted by Axios and Live Nation.

Friday, April 26

Washington AI Network’s Inaugural White House Correspondents’ Weekend TGAIFriday Lunch

11 a.m.-2 p.m., The House at 1229, 1229 19th St. NW

Hosted by The Washington AI Network and Tammy Haddad.


Comcast NBCUniversal and the Motion Picture Association’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Eve Event
5:30-8 p.m., MPA, 1600 I St. NW

Hosted by Comcast NBCUniversal and the MPA.


Helmet to Heels/Veuve Clicquot “Women Building New Media” Event

5:30-8:30 p.m., Ciel Social Club, 601 K St. NW


Crooked Media Cocktail Party
6-8:30 p.m., Grazie Mille, 1100 15th St. NW

Hosted by Vote Save America and Crooked Media


Welcome to Washington Dinner with Special Guest Coco Rocha

6-8 p.m., Kingbird Restaurant at The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW


Creative Artists Agency WHCD Kickoff Party Toasting Colin Jost

6:30-9 p.m., La Grande Boucherie, 699 14th St. NW

Hosted by the CAA.


Semafor House Party

7-9 p.m., The Home of Justin Smith

Hosted by global news platform Semafor.


Creative Coalition Right to Bear Arts Gala Benefit Dinner

7:30 p.m., The Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW


Washingtonian and The Embassy of Qatar White House Correspondents’ Soirée
8-11 p.m., The Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Hosted by the Embassy of the State of Qatar and Washingtonian Magazine.


UTA’s Celebration of Journalists Party

9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fiola Mare, 3100 K St. NW

Hosted by UTA.

Saturday, April 27

Deadline Hollywood and The Irish Ambassador’s “The Diplomat Screening Event

9:30-11 a.m., Irish Ambassador’s Residence, 2244 S St. NW


White House Correspondents Garden Brunch

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Beall-Washington House, 2920 R St. NW

Hosted by Tammy Haddad, Mark and Sally Ein, Ruth Porat, Kevin Sheekey, Craig Minassian, Jon Banner and Franco Nuschese.


ABC News White House Correspondents’ Pre-Dinner Reception

5:30-7 p.m., Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW

Hosted by ABC News.


CBS and Politico’s Pre-White House Correspondents’ Dinner Party

6 p.m., Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW


Wall Street Journal Reception

5:30-7 p.m., Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW


Washington Post Reception

6-7:30 p.m., Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW


The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

8 p.m., Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW

This year’s dinner will be hosted by SNL Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost.

New Media Party

9-11 p.m., The Willard Center, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Hosted Hamish McKenzie and Substack Politics.


The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and Wells Fargo Afterparty

10 p.m., Patterson Mansion, 15 Dupont Circle NW


Swiss Ambassador’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner After-Party

10:30 p.m., Swiss Ambassador’s Residence, 2920 Cathedral Ave. NW

Hosted by TIME, Amazon MGM Studios, Swiss Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud and Madame Angelique Gakoko.


Comcast-NBCU News Group White House Correspondents’ Dinner After Party

11:30 p.m., French Ambassador’s Residence, 2221 Kalorama Rd. NW

Hosted by Comcast and NBCU News Group.


Sunday, April 28

Politico Brunch

11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Albritton Residence

Hosted by Politico and The Albritton Journalism Institute.


Our Cup of Tea: White House Correspondents’ Dinner Weekend Finale

1-3 p.m., The British Ambassador’s Residence, 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Hosted by CNN and British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce.


Celebs to watch for:

Chris Pine (Star Trek)

Da’Vine Joy Randolph (fresh off her Oscar win for The Holdovers)

Scarlett Johannson (Black Widow, The Avengers, accompanying husband Colin Jost)

Keri Russell (The Diplomat)

Fran Drescher (SAG-AFTRA President)

Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Yvette Nicole Brown (Community)

Molly Ringwald (Feud: Capote vs. The Swans)

Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso)

Tim Daly (Madame Secretary)

More will be updated as the event nears…













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