Lecture: A Garden for All Seasons @ Hillwood Museum
Apr 15 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Lecture: A Garden for All Seasons

Tuesday, April 15, 2020, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Kate Markert, executive director of Hillwood, explores the stories behind Hillwood’s extraordinary gardens to celebrate the publication of A Garden For All Seasons: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood.


4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour @ Ronald Reagan Building
May 1 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour  is an unforgettable wine tasting experience that features more than 240 of the world’s finest wines, all of which are rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator. Sample exceptional wines and discover new favorites—all in the nation’s capital.


Meet and mingle with top winemakers and estate owners from the world’s best wine-growing regions.


Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.


Friday, May 1, 2020, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; VIP Hour from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Program Highlights:

  • All wines have been rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator.
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet to complement your wine.
  • All attendees will receive a souvenir RiedelTM tasting glass.


Tickets are $200 per person; VIP tickets are $325. Purchase here.

Pajama Party Movie Night: Dragons and More! @ Hillwood
May 8 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Pajama Party Movie Night: Dragons and More!

Friday, May 8, 2020, 5:30-8 p.m.
Embark on a magical adventure as you enjoy a selection of award-winning, family-friendly short films featuring friendly dragons and fanciful creatures.


4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

2020 Arena Stage Annual Gala @ Arena Stage
May 13 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce the presentation of the fifth annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Melanne Verveer, with actor and performer Heather Headley headlining the 2020 Arena Stage Annual Gala. The Gala will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at The Anthem (901 Wharf Street, SW).

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception, followed by the award presentation, a three-course seated dinner and performance. The dinner will feature the presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Melanne Verveer, in recognition of her efforts for women’s rights and her continual support of the arts. She is currently the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Verveer served as the first United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues to which she was nominated by President Obama in 2009. Previously, she was the chair and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international NGO that she founded to invest in emerging women leaders. She also served as assistant to the president and chief of staff to the first lady during the Clinton administration.

“Arena Stage, under the exceptional leadership of Molly Smith, has become a national hub for the best in American theater in our nation’s capital. The theater company has made it possible for the public to access innovative, engaging and transformative productions that not only entertain, but also inspire and even move us to action,” shares Verveer. “It is an honor to receive the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award as Beth has set a high and exemplary standard throughout her life as an entrepreneur and civic leader. We owe her an enormous debt of gratitude for her many contributions to our community.”

The award was first presented to Arena Stage board chair Beth Newburger Schwartz in 2016. Other recipients include Arlene Kogod in 2017, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in 2018 and Nina Totenberg in 2019. The award celebrates a female leader who strives to better the community in which she lives through her own unique strengths and talents.

“Melanne Verveer is an international champion for girls and women. She is dynamic, she is brave and she is unabashedly driven about creating a better world with women, girls and vital voices,” says Smith. “A collaborative leader, Ambassador Verveer has been successful in changing attitudes and building bridges while promoting the critical role of women in establishing peace internationally. She is a huge proponent of the arts and we are thrilled to honor her with the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award.”

All proceeds will benefit all Arena Stage artistic and educational programs.

The 70th Anniversary Gala is presented by Ourisman Automotive Group and generously sponsored by Diamond Sponsors AT&T and Hoffman & Associates and Platinum Sponsor Exelon.

Event Schedule
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
6 p.m. Cocktail reception
7 p.m. Award presentation and seated dinner
8:30 p.m. One-night-only performance with Heather Headley

For additional event details, visit: arenastage.org/gala.

Fragrant Herb Workshop @ Hillwood
May 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fragrant Herb Workshop
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Tour Hillwood’s herb garden before creating your own fragrant container of herbs.


4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Bouguereau & America: A Long, Complicated Love Affair @ Hillwood
May 20 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Bouguereau & America: A Long, Complicated Love Affair

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 5:30-9 p.m.

Dr. Stanton Thomas, curator of exhibitions and collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, will explore the rise and fall of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s popularity in the United States.


4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

POSTPONED 12th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center             Ballroom
May 28 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Events DC announces tickets on sale now for 12th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge, scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020. This year, the event will be held in a new location at the extraordinary Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge is an annual gathering of embassy chefs representing countries across the globe. The event offers guests an immersive culinary experience that is unique to Washington, DC. The 12th annual event has historically featured more than 40 participating embassies, who have proudly come together to showcase their home countries’ rich culture, unique flavors and traditions, culminating in a friendly food competition. The event’s new location within the Ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will allow for even more culinary delights and exciting entertainment, as well as educational programming, new for 2020. The culminating awards program will highlight outstanding beverages, regional cuisines and overall presentation.

WHEN:  Thursday, May 28, 2020
5:30 p.m. – VIP Early Admission
6:30 p.m. – General Admission

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center


801 Mount Vernon Place NW

Washington, DC 20001

PRICE:   General Admission – starting at $65.00

All-inclusive ticket includes globally inspired sips, bites and live performances.  Admission also includes complimentary beer, wine and spirits.

VIP – starting at $135.00

 VIP ticket includes one-hour early access to event as well as a dedicated bar and seating area in addition to enjoying global sips and bites from participating embassies.

Tropic Like It’s Hot: Cabana Party @ THRōW Social™ DC
May 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cabana, ooh na-na.

Experience the luxe cabanas at THRōW Social™ DC (1401 Okie Street NE) first-hand on Friday, March 20. From 6 to 8pm that night, experience the Miami pool party vibe in Ivy City while lounging in the venue’s swanky rentable cabanas. Nosh on passed bites and sip on something summery during the cabana preview event, which takes place on the Palm Beach-esque top floor of the joint venue THRōW Social™ DC and Kick Axe Throwing®. Sample the space’s social games (iceless curling and FootBowl (football + bowling)) as DJ Mixxed spins or grab your squad and head to the photobooth. Tickets for the event, priced at $40 a piece, can be purchased here

La Fête du Rosé
Jun 13 @ 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
La Fête du Rosé, a picnic-style celebration of all things rosé including the wine, champagne, and lifestyle, returns to the Washington D.C. area for a second year on none other than National Rosé Day, Saturday, June 13, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the National Harbor.
The Festival returns with several new additions and expanded VIP offerings to elevate the guest experience.
Festival attendees will arrive dressed to impress in their chicest pink and/or white attire for a full day of listening to music from world-renowned artists and DJs, and indulging in wine, champagne, and rosé-inspired cocktails, local food trucks, life-sized games, live art installations, share-worthy moments, elaborate photo installations, and a variety of other new and exciting experiences.
“The inaugural La Fête du Rosé D.C. in 2019 exceeded all of our expectations and we’re confident the second annual event in 2020 will not disappoint,” said Founder Cleveland Spears, III. “From the food and drinks to the fashion, guests can expect all of their favorite elements of the festival, but even bigger and better and with some new and exciting surprises throughout.”
La Fête du Rosé will feature multiple rosé wine and champagne options from returning partner and presenter of the champagne VIP Lounge, as well as  VieVité, Maison Marcel and Tito’s Vodka. Attendees will enjoy signature offerings of high-end champagnes, and VieVité’s Côtes de Provence Rosé, which was selected by Condé Nast Traveler as their must-try rosé for Summer. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive a special edition bottle from Maison Marcel designed by artist James Goldcrown.
A full entertainment and vendor lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. For additional information on vendor and sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets for La Fête du Rosé, visit lafetedurose.com.
38th Annual RAMMYs @ Convention Center
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is excited to announce The 38th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, July 26, 2020. A centerpiece of the summer, The RAMMYS are presented in collaboration with top sponsor Events DC, and bring together culinary artists and hospitality professionals from across the region for one of the top black-tie events of the season. The long-standing awards honor the ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations that make the region’s restaurants and foodservice community thrive.

“Our diverse and vibrant restaurant scene across the region continues to flourish and we’ve added so many exciting new restaurants and new talents to the mix,” said Kathy E. Hollinger, President and CEO of Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. “The July 26th RAMMYS will be, as always, a perfect way to showcase all of the incredible chefs and restaurants and throw them a celebration to remember!”

Nominations for 20 awards categories will open in early January, with finalists announced in April. For more information on The 38th Annual RAMMY Awards, email therammys@ramw.org or call 202-331-5990.

WHEN:            Sunday, July 26, 2020

                        5pm to 6pm Reception

                        6pm to 7pm Awards Ceremony

                        7pm to 11pm Dinner & Party

WHERE:           Walter E. Washington Convention Center

                        801 Mt Vernon Pl NW

                        Washington, DC 20001

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    DoubleTree by Hilton is teaming up with Amtrak to delight travelers by giving DC and Baltimore-area communters a “sweet” surprise for National Cookie Month. On Thursday, October 8, DoubleTree by Hilton and Amtrak tam members will give away the hotel brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie and walnut cookies along select Amtrak trains for Washington, DC Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station.

    Travelers and fans around the world are also invited to share a photo or story from the own “sweet” DoubleTree by Hilton experience using #CookieCare for the chance to win a variety of rewards, ranging from free cookies to hotel stays.

    The “sweet rides” are part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s Cookie Car program, which celebrates the brand’s global commitment to delivering the “little things” that enhance guests’ travel experiences.

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