January 6, 2015

Must Attend Events for the Week of January 4-10

By: Christian Lockamy


As the holidays have passed and people get back to their routines, here are a few of my recommendations of must attend events for the week.

Tuesday, January 6th

  • Liberty Karaoke

9 PM

Every Tuesday O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub in Arlington, Virginia is taken over by libertarian and conservative activists for “Liberty Karaoke.”  This weekly tradition is a great way to meet other young professionals in a casual atmosphere. There have been a couple of occasions where Justin Amash and Thomas Massie have made a special appearance.

Wednesday, January 7th

  • Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast with Tom Fitton

Leadership Institute, 1101 N Highland St Arlington, VA, 22201


Cost: $10

The first Wednesday of each month the Leadership Institute hosts its Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast. These monthly breakfasts are a great way to meet others and eat some of the best bacon you will have in your life. Past breakfasts have been attended by members of Congress, public policy experts, and columnists. This month guest is Tom Fitton, the President of Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.  To register, click here.

  • So You Want To Be An Executive Director

Charles Koch Institute, 1515 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA 22201

12 PM – 1PM

America’s Future Foundation is kicking off its inaugural career development series at the Charles Koch Institute. This event is great if you are a young professional looking to pursue a leadership role or management role in the liberty movement. Roger Custer, executive director of AFF, will moderate the panel featuring Sabrina Schaeffer of the Independent Women’s Forum and the Institute for Humane Studies’ Chad Thevenot. They will give their insights to a luncheon discussion about how to manage and lead nonprofits from an executive director’s standpoint. This event is free and lunch will be provided. Please register on AFF’s website by clicking here.

Thursday, January 8th

  • Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences”

American Enterprise Institute

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In this book forum, author Daniel DiSalvo argues that public-sector unions have profited from generous compensation packages while workers in the private sector have struggled with stagnant wages, disappearing benefits, and rising retirement ages. During the forum DiSalvo will discuss the results of his research and AEI’s resident scholar, Andrew G. Biggs will offer comments. The forum will conclude with a reception. Click here to RSVP.

Saturday, January 10th

  • Inside Media: Press Access and the Obama White House

Newseum, Knight TV Studio, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

2:30 pm

Associated Press Washington bureau chief Sally Buzbee and USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page will discuss how the “most transparent administration in history” has placed restrictions on press access to President Obama.

The cost is free with Newseum admission. Seating is on a space-available basis.


Christian Lockamy is an America’s Future Foundation Ambassador.