After a two week sabbatical, Washington Planner is back in action. March Madness fades away as baseball swings into season, the cherry blossoms put on their annual exhibition, and one can almost taste summer approaching.
Given that it’s such a perfect time to be in Washington, make sure you get out and take advantage of all of the fun this week. Spending your evenings cheering on Sanjaya? Simply unacceptable when it’s this beautiful out. Actually, it’s just unacceptable no matter how you look at it.
Monday, April 9, 2007
It’s not déjà vu, it’s a glitch in the matrix: AEI’s April edition of the Bradley lecture series features “The Forgotten Man: How Election 1936 Defines Election 2008 presented by Bloomberg’s (and CFR’s) Amity Shlaes. 5:15, Wohlstetter Conference Center, at AEI. Register beforehand, pretty please.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Take two of these and call me in the morning: Heritage hosts an event aptly named “A Prescription for Health Care Transformation” featuring Sen. Coburn, Dr. Joseph Antos of AEI and Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute. Event kicks off at 10:30 am in the Lehman Auditorium at Heritage.
Strings and winds and drums, oh my!: The George Mason University Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage for a free concert, led by the National Symphony Orchestra’s own Peter Haass. Show at 6, tickets are free!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Mo’ money, mo’ problems: As loyal AFFers, there’s nowhere you’d rather be this week. “It’s All About The Benjamins” roundtable, free for members, $5 if you haven’t yet joined (and you should!). Enjoy sparkling conversation and intellectual stimulation at the usual base camp (Fund for American Studies, 1706 New Hampshire Ave, NW).
Won’t you take me to funkytown?: Or rather, “Moneytown”? Rock and Roll Hotel hosts DC’s premier funk and soul dance party, Moneytown. Doors open 9:30, no cover! Shake your groove things.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Enjoy it while it lasts: The Deck, a seasonal watering hole in Glover Park re-opens its doors for the warmer months. 2505 Wisconsin Avenue, drink specials and more information at their website.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Yeah, they were on the OC Soundtrack, too: Junior Boys play at Black Cat, featuring Aqueduct (“Hardcore Days and Softcore Nights”) and Youth Group (great cover of “Forever Young”). Tickets $13, 9:00 show.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Boy, can you afford me?: Team Bust-A-Move hosts a date auction party at My Brother’s Place, benefiting the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer. $20 at the door gets you all you can drink domestic beer and wine from 7-11pm, plus the chance to bid on some hot commodities. Ladies and gents both up for grabs. For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life of the party, and she swears that she’s artsy: Project 4 Gallery and The Pink Line Project put on “Press Play: A Video and Performance Art Party” starting at 7 pm, featuring artists from DC and Baltimore that emphasize new technology and artistic research. Cocktails and live music by Aphrodizia. Location: 1520 14th St, NW
Cuteness abounds. Oh and there are pets too: Check out Fashion for Paws, an event benefiting the Washington Humane Society, features a fashion show and an after party at Blue Gin. Tickets currently $75. Event at 7 pm at the French Embassy.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Didn’t expect to see you here…: Honky Tonk Confidential CD Release Show…featuring…Bob Schieffer of CBS News? Yeah, I did a double take as well. But if it’s on the internet, it must be true. Show at 7 pm, $10.
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Kaavya Ramesh
Source: AFF Doublethink Online | Hadley Heath