Rocks as Art—A Chinese Tradition @ Hillwood Museum and Gardens
Apr 7 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Rocks as Art—A Chinese Tradition

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.)

Jan Stuart, Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art at the National Museum of Asian Art, will investigate the symbolic and aesthetic traditions associated with the Chinese cultural appreciation for rocks, including pieces such as jade carvings and natural rocks mounted on pedestals.

Please note: This is the third and final program in the Natural Beauties lecture series.


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.

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  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Celebrates “National Cookie Month” in Washington DC with “Sweet Rides” for Amtrak Passengers.

    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.

    Amtrak Northeast Regional Routes from Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
    Thursday, October 8, 2015
    11:30 AM -6:00 PM

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