Ever get the feeling that when a three-day weekend is approaching, the week before it often is just a waste? Honestly, how can you function and work productively when three days of barbecuing, rest, and relaxation are all on the horizon? Exactly.
But in preparation for the big Memorial Day festivities, there’s a little bit of stuff going on around town for you to check out. Granted, no AFF events this week (happy hour has been moved to next week!), but plenty of other fun to partake in.
On another side note, thanks to everyone who made AFF Underground a success last Friday! The only thing that makes naan, cocktails, and good art better is a fun group of AFFers to share it with…
Tuesday, May 22
Be Smart, Get Remembered: Walter Issacson of the Aspen Institute discusses his biography of Einstein in the National Archives’ celebration of Jewish Heritage Month. 7 pm, McGowan Theatre.
Into Enemy Territory?: Brookings and ABC News partner up for “Opportunity 08″ in order to discuss issues with R and D presidential campaign advisers. Whether you think global warming is a farce or a force to be dealt with, folks from both sides of the aisle will be engaged in this discussion. Brookings Institution, 10-12 am.
Wednesday, May 23
Chained to the Hill?: Perhaps you’re stuck in the land of votes and legislation and can never make it over to the Big Glass Palace of Libertarianism. Now, Cato is coming to YOU! Sen. Sununu and others discuss the farm bill in “Freeing the Farm: A Farm Bill for America”. Free lunch, too! Noon, SR-325, RSVP please.
Thursday, May 24
Hottest Ticket In Town: Competitive Enterprise Institute pulls out all the stops for its annual dinner! Christopher Buckley speaks, you listen. Oh, and there’s good food. And maybe Ivan Osorio will dance. Maybe? Only if we’re lucky. Dinner at 7:15. The cool kids will be partying afterwards surely. Call your favorite CEIer for details on how to tag along.
Didn’t Get Your Art Fill Friday?: The Corcoran’s 1869 society hosts Cultural Cocktails for the month of May! Swing by the Corcoran…this happy hour celebrates Modernism: Designing a New World, and is free for members, $10 for non-members.
Cute Date Idea (Aww): Take your best gal/guy to the rooftop deck at the Kennedy Center for a young professionals NSOvation event “Quartet Under the Stars”. Tickets $65, unless you’re a member (then they’re $50). 6:30-8:30 pm.
Friday, May 25
Baghdad Rocks!: Watch the kickoff of the G.I. Film Festival with feature documentary “The Patriot Act: The Funniest Move to Ever Come Out of Iraq!” featuring comedians Jeff Ross and Blake Clark. Oh, Drew Carey is in it too. Film starts at 6 pm, at the Ronald Reagan building. Opening night passes are $25.
Three Bands, Ten Bucks: Black Cat on Friday hosts Middle Distance Runner, Telograph and the Hard Tomorrows. Mainstage, 9 pm. Go support your local music scene. It’s good for the soul.
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, dears. You deserve a little rest.
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Joseph Hammond
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Emma Elliott Freire