Parties and Networking Events around Washington, D.C. Through Sept 6, 2010

Saturday, August 28 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, visit the Corcoran Gallery of Art every Saturday until Labor Day for free music and tours of the gallery! Tours are available at 12 PM and 3 PM, 500 17th Street NW..

Saturday, August 28 from 5:30-8:30 PM, join Paradise Springs Winery for its Apres Sparkling and Futures Tasting Party at 13219 Yates Ford Rd in Clifton, VA. $25 tickets include a sample of each wine, unlimited food by Chima Steakhouse, and live music. Info: wine@paradisespringswinery.com or by visiting the website.

Sunday, August 29 beginning at sundown, The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce the movies in their 2011 outdoor movie series Crystal Screen: By The Numbers, screening A Space Odyssey. Crystal Screen, 23rd Street in Crystal City, offers the perfect opportunity for a leisurely and affordable night out for dinner and a movie – a take-out picnic on the grass or a traditional sit-down dinner.

Sunday, August 29 beginning at 5:30 PM, visit Barry Farms Fun Day at Barry Farms, 1230 Sumner Rd. SE. In recent years NBA stars Kevin Durant, Andray Blatche and Gilbert Arenas have attended. Event gives neighborhood children the opportunity to win prizes, play games, engage in athletic activities and mentorship along with free food and interaction with celebrity volunteers. Info: 202.645.3896 or Ashley@suite202dc.com.

Sunday, August 29 from 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM, join DJ Armageddon and DJ J*Rock for NAS LIVE at Bar 7, 1015 ½ 7th St. NW. Featuring the rappers iconic music. Advance tickets available here.

Monday, August 30 from 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM, enjoy Drift Mondays, a yacht experience without leaving dry land! Drink specials and champagne all night at the Donovan House rooftop, 1155 14th St. NW. Yacht wear is encouraged but not mandatory.

Monday, August 30 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM, visit the film screening, reception, and Q&A of the Glass Closet, a film about the stigma of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica – a documentary by Micah Fink and Gabrielle Weiss and in partnership with WNET’s Worldfocus program at St. Thomas Parish, 1772 Church Street NW. RSVP: rsvp@pulitzercenter.org.

Tuesday, August 31 from 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM, join Cheeky Sasso Entertainment, Dj Jahsonic, & Kenni of  SOUL PARLOUR, the latest installment (every last Tuesday of each month) at the all new Funxion Lounge, 1309 F St. NW. Happy hour 6p to 10p (happy hour drink specials). Complimentary admission all night.

Tuesday, August 31 beginning at 6:00 PM, enjoy Up and Up, open-mic-night at its new time and new location – Bohemian Caverns, 2001 11th St. NW. Happy hour from 6-8pm $1-$3 rail drinks. Tickets.
Tuesday, August 31 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, enjoy a private wine tasting and book signing benefiting the American Heart Association’s New Vintage at Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro, 1940 11th Street NW. Featuring Charlie Adler, president of TasteDC and author of “I Drink on the Job: A Refreshing Perspective on Wine.” $35 ($10 is tax deductible) and all ticket proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

Thursday, September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, join ACC alumni in the DC area for a happy hour to kick off the 2010 football season at Public Bar, 1214 18th Street NW. Drink specials include all beer and rail drinks under $5. Schools welcome: Boston, Clemson, Duke, FL State, Georgia Tech, MD, Miami, UNC, NC State, Vtech, and Wake Forest.

Thursday, September 2 from 1:00 – 10:00 PM, enjoy the Beatles Tribute Festival Opening Day at the National Harbor and Gaylord Hotel.

Thursday, September 2 from 5:00 – 8:30 PM, visit Phillips After 5, a mix of networking, art, and jazz at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW.  The museum has extended hours every Thursday evening with gallery talks and a cash bar. $12/nonmembers FREE/members.

Friday, September 3 from 7:30 – 11:00 PM, visit the 2010 Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival as it continues. Keeping with the “I Love the 90’s” theme, “Billy Madison” will be screened at dusk. Free and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Arrive early for 90’s themed games and prizes.

Monday, September 6 from 11:00 – 5:00 PM, enjoy a Labor Day Celebration with Pig Roast and Live Bluegrass Music at Café Sait-Ex, 1847 14th Street NW. Proceeds benefit Filmore Arts Center – music by Amanda Murphy and the Lost Indians. Open to the public, charges for food – donations welcome!

Monday, September 6 from 12:00 – 8:00 PM, enjoy an adult-swim End-of-Summer Pool Party & BBQ at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I Street NW. BBQ served; open to the public. RSVP to receive admission until 2pm, $20/thereafter. RSVP@dcpoolparty.com or here.

Monday, September 6 from 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM, enjoy Drift Mondays, a yacht experience without leaving dry land – celebrating the last day of summer! Drink specials and champagne at the Donovan House rooftop, 1155 14th St. NW. Yacht wear encouraged.
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