Monday, January 10 beginning at 7:00 visit Artisphere every 2nd Monday of the month for Box Smashers, a series of art conversations, in the Dome Theater, 1101 Wilson Boulevard. Tonight, Arlington’s Public Art Projects Curator Welmoed Laanstra interviews Sara Reisman Director, NYC’s Percent for Art Program, info.
Monday, January 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, enjoy An Evening of Street Art & Jazz at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW. Opening the exhibit of Picture Equality by youth activist photography group Critical Exposure, and a King-era jazz concert with bassist Herman Burney and vocalist Akua Allrich in partnership with DC Jazz Festival. Light refreshments served (alcohol-free event), info: www.dclibrary.org/mlkweek.
Tuesday, January 11 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, visit 2nd Tuesdays Networking Salon and Cocktail Party at Kababji Grill, 1351 Connecticut Avenue NW. This is a special networking event for all DC area techies and webbies to network, hire, invest, job hunt, or just network. $20 door fee includes appetizers and the first drink, info.
Tuesday, January 11 beginning at 12:00 PM, visit Author on Deck- Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129 at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Author Norman Polmar will present his new Naval Institute Press book followed by Q&A and a book signing. Free and open to the public, info: 202.737.2300 or www.navymemorial.org
Wednesday, January 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, join the Children’s National Junior Council for an evening of shopping to benefit Children’s National Medical Center at Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Guests will receive: a15% discount; an opportunity to win a ticket to Dancing After Dark; Georgetown Cupcakes and champagne, rsvp.
Wednesday, January 12 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join Ladies DC for the first official event of 2011, Pampering & Professional Networking at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady’s Alley, NW. Relax and enjoy manicures, conversation, massages and more all compliments of The Still Point Spa, rsvp.
Wednesday, January 12 from 6:15 – 8:30 PM, join Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC Networking 101 Event at The Center for Nonprofit Advancement 1666 K St. NW Suite 440. A one-hour workshop will be followed by a one-hour networking reception at Blackfinn. $5 event fee includes the workshop and event, and includes a ticket for one free drink, register.
Wednesday, January 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, visit the HowAboutWe.com Dating Website’s DC Launch Event at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW. The new dating website puts the date back in dating with happy hour specials. Bring a book for a unique book exchange. Free and open to the public, rsvp/info.
Thursday, January 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, join the Washington Redskin Cheerleaders for the 6th annual CMI silent auction and cocktail fundraiser at Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave, NW. Come enjoy cocktails, network, gather with friends and bid on a silent auction all for a good cause. Tickets: $45/person, www.capitolmovement.org.
Thursday, January 13 beginning at 11:00 AM, Artisphere presents Teatro De Luna’s Youth Poetry Slam at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, 1611 N. Kent Street. Students recite original poems or those of their favorite poets in Spanish. Parents and educators are encouraged to contact Teatro de la Luna at an early date to sign up their students - space is limited, info.
Thursday, January 13 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM, join Sandro & Tati for Art Soiree, a unique collection Don Patron chose to create modern portraits of Philanthropists in Washington DC at L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady’s Alley NW. Dress code: cocktail – parking at Dean & Deluca. Tickets: $10 from 7-11pm $30/after 11pm, rsvp.
Thursday, January 13 beginning at 7:00 PM, L’Alliance Française de Washington presents A Prophet, a daram by Jacques Audiard in French with English subtitles at Letelier Theater, 3251 Prospect Street, NW, Upper Courtyard. Film was nominated for the Oscar of The Best Foreign Language Film and for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Golden Globes Ceremony. Cost: $4/AF members or $9/nonmembers. info.
Saturday, January 15- 16 from 11:00 Am – 6:00 PM, enjoy a special Cake Competition, Celebrating 90 Years of Modern Art at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW. Featuring free admission, special installations, tours, complimentary champagne tasting, and a display of birthday cakes by some of the finest chefs working in DC. Free and open to the public, info.
Saturday, January 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, visit the opening reception of Ryman + Morse at Conner Contemporary Art, 1358 Florida Avenue, NE. These two concurrent solo exhibitions feature painted sculptural assemblages by Cordy Ryman and real-time generative digital work by Brandon Morse – both in attendance, Info: 202.588.8750 or www.connercontemporary.com.