Feb
21
Wed
Future of Technology Summit @ Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
Feb 21 @ 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

WHAT:
The Future of Technology Summit 2018 will host a gathering of experts and innovators to understand and prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by rapid technological advances. Powered by the mission of building an enduring partnership between the autism community and technology thought leaders, the conference will bring together over 40 startup companies that will have the opportunity to showcase, pitch and exhibit their businesses. The summit will have a strong emphasis on the importance of women and diversity in technology and will provide networking opportunities to connect with prestigious keynote speakers, investors, venture capitalists and mentors, and nearly 1,000 industry leaders representing more than 400 companies.

 

WHEN & WHERE:

The Future of Technology Summit 2018

Wednesday, February 21 – Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7am – 3:30pm ET

Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

For tickets and more information: https://www.ftsummit.us/buy-tickets

WHO:

Jacqueline Woods is the chief marketing officer at IBM Global Business Partners. She drives marketing efforts around IBM’s channel business, with a focus on growing business partner momentum in IBM Cloud and AI technologies. In this role, she leads the new IBM PartnerWorld program that enables IBM partners of all types (legacy, born on the cloud, startups to large ISVs) to build high-value digital capabilities, increase their speed to market and help them create new revenue streams. Jacqueline has been featured in Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America and cited in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on leadership and strategy. She has been a featured speaker at Harvard, the Organization for Economic and Co-operative Development, and numerous technology, leadership and marketing conferences. She will be the keynote speaker during the Women and Diversity session on Wednesday, February 21st at 1:30pm.

Marissa Shorenstein has served as the president of AT&T for more than five years overseeing external affairs across the state. In that role, she has led AT&T’s commitment to a number of local efforts, including bringing free public WiFi to New York City’s parks, introducing wireless service to its underground subway stations and launching an innovative effort to combat cyberbullying statewide. As senior vice president of the eastern region, Marissa will continue with those duties long with managing state legislative and regulatory affairs from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. Prior to AT&T she served as the director of communications for Andrew Cuomo’s successful 2010 campaign for Governor of New York State and as the press secretary and deputy director of communications for Governor David A. Paterson. Marissa serves on the executive committees of the New York Business Council, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Women’s Forum of New York. She will be the keynote speaker at the Future of Technology—Communication session on Wednesday, February 21st at 2:30pm.

Darrell Silver is co-founder and CEO of Thinkful, a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Measuring his company’s success alongside student success, he believes in strong experiential learning and is wildly driven to explore things that will make him curious. Prior to founding Thinkful, Darrell founded Perpetually.com, the web archiving service that sold to Dell in 2012. He started his career in quantitative trading at the Clinton Group, where he honed his leadership skills and built the company’s first automated stock trading algorithms, while also running Asia trade execution. Darrell will be the keynote speaker at the Education in the desert session on Wednesday, February 21st at 1:30pm.

About Future of Technology Summit 2018

The FTSummit is a global technology and startup conference, hosted in influential cities, and live-streamed around the world. The conference focuses on technologies and innovators that are building today and shaping tomorrow. For more information, visit https://www.ftsummit.us follow on Twitter @FTSummitG

Feb
22
Thu
NOVA BOSSA Pop-Up @ Union Market
Feb 22 @ 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Union Market will get a little taste of Brazil when internationally inspired lifestyle brand NOVA BOSSA pops up at the thriving retail and culinary district.

Offering art and photography, bain couture, books, women’s clothing, handbags, home decór, jewelry and scarves, the NOVA BOSSA pop-up will feature a wide selection of globally sourced items from international designers, including Adriana Degreas, Artiz, Catarina Mina, Cecilia Prado, Mercedes Salazar, Mola Sasa, Paula Mendoza Jewelry, Scarf Me, Wymann Rio and more.

From intricately handmade bags to 24-carat gold-plated statement jewelry to colorful baskets from the Amazon, NOVA BOSSA’s assortment of luxury-leaning goods orbit around founder and CEO Carolina Furukrona’s passions for travel, design and entertaining.

She launched NOVA BOSSA last year following 100 international adventures and a business certification from Harvard, in an effort to both pay homage to her São Paulo roots and enable top lifestyle brands — especially by women designers and artisans — from her native Brazil and other emerging markets to go global.

“NOVA BOSSA is delighted to celebrate our one-year anniversary by partnering with Union Market DC for this pop-up,” Furukrona says. “We believe that Union Market’s focus on culture and commerce, on showcasing the very best new businesses in the region, and on serving a dynamic and diverse clientele makes this a unique opportunity for our brand. We are excited to showcase rising international women designers − most of which have never before been available in the United States or the D.C. region – and to prove that the creativity, craftsmanship and design emanating from places like Brazil can be just as good, if not better, than what’s coming out of Europe. After spending so much time abroad I feel D.C. is lacking some bossa, so it’s an honor to present new products that can give a daring and fresh update to the wardrobes and homes of our great city.”

As home base for 40+ award-winning restaurant and retail concepts, northeast D.C.’s thriving Union Market District continues to grow its reputation as a brand incubator, giving small businesses the solid footing they need to get to the next level.

The NOVA BOSSA pop-up launches February 22, and will operate as follows:

  • Thursday, February 2211a-8pm
  • Friday, February 23: 11a-8pm
  • Saturday, February 24: 10a-8pm
  • Sunday, February 2510a-8pm
Heurich House Baroque Concert @ Heurich House
Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Distinguished musicians will perform the music of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Heurich House Museum. Andrew Fouts (violin) and Leon Chelhase (harpiscord) will play Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin Solo, BMV 1004, and Violin Sonata No. 6 in G, BMV 1019, in the historic Conservatory. The concert is the museum’s first partnership with the esteemed The Washington Bach Consort.

Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin opened up new possibilities of technique and expression for the instrument. The second partita is renowned for its last movement – the famous D minor Ciaccona, a piece of extraordinary scope and complexity often ranked among the composer’s greatest achievements. The 48 preludes and fugues that comprise the two volumes of The Well-Tempered Clavier bring together virtuosity and technical rigor in a fashion rarely seen before or since. The elegant Sonata in G Major for violin and harpsichord rounds out this instrumental showcase.

The Heurich House Museum is the historic, family home of German immigrant and brewer, Christian Heurich. Christian and Amelia Heurich were avid music lovers, supporting musical organizations and attending performances in Washington, DC, Germany, and Italy. The museum’s partnership with The Washington Bach Consort is an opportunity to experience German musical artistry in a home surrounded by baroque- and renaissance-revival craftsmanship and continue the legacy of Christian and Amelia.

Advanced purchase tickets are available online and include self-guided tours of the first floor of the museum. Admission is $35 for seated tickets and $15 for standing room tickets. Doors open at 6:30pm and the performance begins at 7pm. Drinks, including DC Brau’s Heurich’s Lager, will be available for purchase.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.heurichhouse.org

About The Washington Bach Consort

Founded in 1977 by the late Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, the Washington Bach Consort is committed to the study and performance of the complete vocal and instrumental works of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. The mission of the Washington Bach Consort is to 1) Perform to the highest artistic standards the music of J.S. Bach and his Baroque contemporaries, 2) Expand its audience through concerts, collaborations with other performing ensembles, media appearances, marketable recordings and tours, and 3) Promote current and future appreciation of J.S. Bach in our community through compelling music education programs presented by members of the Consort.

Speed Dating with the DC Matchmaker @ The Embassy Row Hotel
Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

With the help of D.C. Matchmaker Michelle Jacoby, guests can meet a potential love interest in the blink of an eye. Grab a cocktail and mingle with singles for a spontaneous evening of flirting and fun. Tickets can be purchased here for $40 with a complimentary wine or beer. Thursday, February 22 from 7pm – 9:30pm.

Feb
23
Fri
NOVA BOSSA Pop-Up @ Union Market
Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Union Market will get a little taste of Brazil when internationally inspired lifestyle brand NOVA BOSSA pops up at the thriving retail and culinary district.

Offering art and photography, bain couture, books, women’s clothing, handbags, home decór, jewelry and scarves, the NOVA BOSSA pop-up will feature a wide selection of globally sourced items from international designers, including Adriana Degreas, Artiz, Catarina Mina, Cecilia Prado, Mercedes Salazar, Mola Sasa, Paula Mendoza Jewelry, Scarf Me, Wymann Rio and more.

From intricately handmade bags to 24-carat gold-plated statement jewelry to colorful baskets from the Amazon, NOVA BOSSA’s assortment of luxury-leaning goods orbit around founder and CEO Carolina Furukrona’s passions for travel, design and entertaining.

She launched NOVA BOSSA last year following 100 international adventures and a business certification from Harvard, in an effort to both pay homage to her São Paulo roots and enable top lifestyle brands — especially by women designers and artisans — from her native Brazil and other emerging markets to go global.

“NOVA BOSSA is delighted to celebrate our one-year anniversary by partnering with Union Market DC for this pop-up,” Furukrona says. “We believe that Union Market’s focus on culture and commerce, on showcasing the very best new businesses in the region, and on serving a dynamic and diverse clientele makes this a unique opportunity for our brand. We are excited to showcase rising international women designers − most of which have never before been available in the United States or the D.C. region – and to prove that the creativity, craftsmanship and design emanating from places like Brazil can be just as good, if not better, than what’s coming out of Europe. After spending so much time abroad I feel D.C. is lacking some bossa, so it’s an honor to present new products that can give a daring and fresh update to the wardrobes and homes of our great city.”

As home base for 40+ award-winning restaurant and retail concepts, northeast D.C.’s thriving Union Market District continues to grow its reputation as a brand incubator, giving small businesses the solid footing they need to get to the next level.

The NOVA BOSSA pop-up launches February 22, and will operate as follows:

  • Thursday, February 2211a-8pm
  • Friday, February 23: 11a-8pm
  • Saturday, February 24: 10a-8pm
  • Sunday, February 2510a-8pm
Meet the Medium Happy Hour @ The Embassy Row Hotel
Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Using her psychic gift, Angel Cards and divining rods, Cheryl Pillar, the D.C. Medium, provides guidance to help guests achieve a healthy and prosperous 2018. Tickets can be purchased here for $30. Friday, February 23rd from 6pm – 9pm.

Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up, The ConCert @ National Theatre
Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Savion Glover launches the North American Tour of Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up, The ConCert at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre with performances on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday fromNoon to 6:00 PM), or by calling 800-514-3849. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.

 

This thrilling new show highlights tap dance superstar Savion Glover’s mesmerizing interplay of percussive genius as he and his six-piece band and a company of dancers illumnate original grooves and compositions as only a tap dance master could. All FuNKD’ Up marks the newest innovative expression from Tony® Award-winning choreographer and dancer Savion Glover(Broadway’s BRING IN ’DA NOISE, BRING IN ’DA FUNK).

 

The New York Times hailed Savion Glover as “the greatest tap dancer who has ever lived” while Huffington Post called him “energetic and uplifting.” NBC News said that Savion Glover is what happens when you allow passion, creativity, and drive to take over.” Discover Hollywood described him as “absolutely sensational” with “brilliant dancing.”

 

SAVION GLOVER

Celebrating his 35th year as a performing artist in show business, Tony Award-winning tap dancer, choreographer, and Producer Savion Glover’s Broadway and film credits include THE TAP DANCE KID, BLACK & BLUE, JELLY’S LAST JAM, BRING IN ‘DA NOISE BRING IN ‘DA FUNK, the movie TAP with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr., Spike Lee’s BAMBOOZLED and HAPPY FEET and HAPPY FEET 2, which he choreographed. Most recently recognized for his award-winning choreography in the acclaimed Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG, Mr., Glover continues to focus on bringing attention to the artform of Tap Dance as an instrumental component as maintaining a highly entertaining visual. Mr. Glover enjoys dancing on concert stages around the world with legendary jazz musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner.

 

In his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Savion Glover holds the honor of being on the Board of Directors at the NJPAC where he also serves as NJPAC’s Dance Ambassador. Also in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Savion Glover established The HooFeRzCLuB School For Tap as well as Savion Glover Productions – a production entity highlighting the tradition of tap dancing and sound, and also serves as a team-based organization that seeks to provide quality production and project management services for dancers. Credits for Savion Glover Productions include Classical Savion®, Savion Glover’s Bare Soundz, Visions of a Bible, Savion Glover’s SOLO IN TIME, Savion Glover’s SoLE Sanctuary, Invitations to a Dancer, Savion Glover’s STePz, Savion Glover and The Otherz and Assistant Segment Producer of Savion Glover’s Bare Soundz appearance on DANCING WITH THE STARS.

 

CALENDAR INFORMATION

Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up, The ConCert

 

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES:

2 performances only: Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm

 

LOCATION

The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

 

Metro: Metro Center, Federal Triangle

 

For parking information, visit thenationaldc.org/directions-parking/

 

TICKETS

Tickets for Savion Glover’s All FuNKD’ Up, The ConCert may be purchased online at TheNationalDC.com, by calling 800-514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre Box Office (Monday thru FridayNoon to 6:00 PM). On show days, including weekends, the box office is open 2 hours prior to the performance start time, and closes 30 minutes after the show begins.

Feb
24
Sat
NOVA BOSSA Pop-Up @ Union Market
Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Union Market will get a little taste of Brazil when internationally inspired lifestyle brand NOVA BOSSA pops up at the thriving retail and culinary district.

Offering art and photography, bain couture, books, women’s clothing, handbags, home decór, jewelry and scarves, the NOVA BOSSA pop-up will feature a wide selection of globally sourced items from international designers, including Adriana Degreas, Artiz, Catarina Mina, Cecilia Prado, Mercedes Salazar, Mola Sasa, Paula Mendoza Jewelry, Scarf Me, Wymann Rio and more.

From intricately handmade bags to 24-carat gold-plated statement jewelry to colorful baskets from the Amazon, NOVA BOSSA’s assortment of luxury-leaning goods orbit around founder and CEO Carolina Furukrona’s passions for travel, design and entertaining.

She launched NOVA BOSSA last year following 100 international adventures and a business certification from Harvard, in an effort to both pay homage to her São Paulo roots and enable top lifestyle brands — especially by women designers and artisans — from her native Brazil and other emerging markets to go global.

“NOVA BOSSA is delighted to celebrate our one-year anniversary by partnering with Union Market DC for this pop-up,” Furukrona says. “We believe that Union Market’s focus on culture and commerce, on showcasing the very best new businesses in the region, and on serving a dynamic and diverse clientele makes this a unique opportunity for our brand. We are excited to showcase rising international women designers − most of which have never before been available in the United States or the D.C. region – and to prove that the creativity, craftsmanship and design emanating from places like Brazil can be just as good, if not better, than what’s coming out of Europe. After spending so much time abroad I feel D.C. is lacking some bossa, so it’s an honor to present new products that can give a daring and fresh update to the wardrobes and homes of our great city.”

As home base for 40+ award-winning restaurant and retail concepts, northeast D.C.’s thriving Union Market District continues to grow its reputation as a brand incubator, giving small businesses the solid footing they need to get to the next level.

The NOVA BOSSA pop-up launches February 22, and will operate as follows:

  • Thursday, February 2211a-8pm
  • Friday, February 23: 11a-8pm
  • Saturday, February 24: 10a-8pm
  • Sunday, February 2510a-8pm
Dumpling Making Class and Dim Sum Brunch @ The Source by Wolfgang Puck
Feb 24 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Dumpling Making Class and Dim Sum Brunch

On Saturday, February 24th, Chef Russell will lead a hands-on cooking class teaching guests how to make pot-stickers and spring rolls with accompanying sauces. This interactive demonstration will guide guests through filling preparation and folding techniques. Following the class, attendees will enjoy a family style brunch including the dishes they cooked in class. The event will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $50 and available here.

A WINNter Affair @ Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM

On Feb. 24, The Children’s Inn at NIH is hosting A WINNter Affair, a young professionals dance & cocktails event that raises funds to provide free lodging and support services to families of children with rare or critical illnesses who are participating in clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health – often the best and only hope for a treatment. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Event details:

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 2004

8 p.m. – midnight

event website: http://childrensinn.org/events/7th-annual-winnter-affair/

This event attracts about 400 young professionals and is great for dancing, socializing and enjoying free specialty cocktails served up by some of the area’s best mixologists. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served. There’ll also be a silent auction.

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