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Thursday, Nov. 16

6:30 – 8:30 PM, Evening at the New Embassy of Paraguay, 2209 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Be among the first people to experience this new facility and join the ambassador for a special evening of Paraguayan food, open bar, live dance, film, art and more! $50, info.

8:00 – 10:00 AM, Beats, Ballots & Bytes: The Impact of New Perspectives and Voices on Politics at the Microsoft D.C. office, 901 K St. NW. Free, info.  

5:30 – 8:00 PM, Nat Geo Nights Happy Hour at National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. Happy hour with hands-on activities such as themed drink tastings, small bites or trivia. Cash bar and additional food available for purchase at this time. $20, info.  

7:00 – 10:00 PM, Viva Venezuela! A Night for Human Rights in Venezuela at Busboys and Poets, 1025 Fifth St. NW. Hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights for a musical celebration honoring Alfredo Romero, the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate. $12, info.  

Friday, Nov. 17

7:00 – 10:00 PM, The Madison Dream Date Auction at Decades, 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW. Join 12 of D.C.'s most eligible bachelors ready to be auctioned off for a great cause. Enjoy a complimentary open bar from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. $20-$80, info.  

7:00 – 9:00 PM, FotoWeekDC: Susan Meiselas Opening Reception at Leica Store Gallery, 977 F St. NW. The gallery will be exhibiting the photographs of Susan Meiselas and book signing. Free entry, no RSVP necessary, info.  

Saturday, Nov. 18

7:00 – 10:00 AM, 5K Run/Walk at Hains Point, East Potomac Park. Hosted by VIDA, proceeds from the event benefit Thrive D.C., a local nonprofit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the D.C. area. Volunteers and runners welcome, info.

10:15 AM, FREE Vinyasa Yoga Class at The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. part of the Kennedy Center's health and wellness program, Sound Health, created to make important and sometimes surprising connections between the performing arts and mind-body wellness. Free, info.  

1:00 – 4:00 PM, Blondes vs. Brunettes annual #EndAlz Flag Football Game at Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. $25/donation to the player or team of your choice for access to the game, info.  

Saturday, Nov. 18 continued...

3:00 – 6:30 PM, Family Fun Day & Holiday Window Unveiling at Macy's Metro Center, 1201 G St. NW. Enjoy giveaways, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, window unveiling, live music and, of course, shopping. Free, info.  

3:00 – 6:00 PM, Artists Femina Artists' Talk at Zenith Gallery, 1429 Iris St. NW. Enjoy art show, talk and exhibition celebrating women in the arts — and the history of art women’s exclusion from art schools, events and exhibitions. Free, info.  

7:30 – 9:30 PM, Al Madrigal Comedy Show at The Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant and Bar, 2700 F St. NW. His true-life tales have been featured on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show and Jimmy Kimmel. $39, info.  

Sunday, Nov. 19

Noon – 4:00 PM, La Boum Brunch Party (with special guest Carson Kressley) at Saint Yves, 1220 Connecticut Ave. NW. Enjoy a four-hour afternoon — not for the conservative or the weary. $49, info.  

4:30 – 6:30 PM, We Will Rise Concert at The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Congressional Chorus is proud to join the fight for LGBTQ equality through the presentation of two riveting and inspirational choral works. $36, info.  

Wednesday, Nov. 22

7:00 – 10:00 PM, MealTribes’ Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry Potluck at National Union Building, 918 F St. NW. 100-plus person Friendsgiving potluck right in the heart of D.C. The organization will provide turkey and/or lamb; guests must bring a side dish to share. $20, info.  

Saturday, Nov. 25

11:00 AM, Brief Assembly Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE. Continues through Sunday. Savvy shoppers will have the chance to peruse an array of items perfect for gifting from more than 20 local and national brands. Continues Thursday-Sunday until Christmas Eve. Free, info.  

2:00 – 8:00 PM, Ice Skating Rink Debut at The Fairmont, 2401 M St. NW. The hotel’s interior courtyard will be transformed into a winter wonderland, including toasty fire pits and a 900-square-foot ice skating rink under the watchful eye of Santa Claus. $5, per hour of skating with skates, info.