Did you know? You can find lots more local events online on the new local events site, Gravy + if you have an iPhone or Android, I recommend downloading the free Gravy app!
Some cool things that make Gravy unique:

You can save events + select to save them saved directly on to your calendar on your iPhone! 

You can search by what you are in the mood for! Whatever, Lively, Classy, Brainy; Playtime 

You can also search by Currently Trending Events

Channels: My favorite channel of course is the Free & Discounted one! Others include Live Music, Happy Hours, Family Friendly, Around the Corner and more - connecting you with specific types of things going on around you. You can find the Channels in your MyStuff section.

The Gravy app is totally Free, which of course we all love, and you can download it here now! Select Free events found on Gravy listed below!  Click "Learn More" on each post for more details!

Wednesday, December 4th

DC + Acumen Blue Sweater Happy Hour at Vinoteca
5:00pm - 9:00pm


Are you interested in innovative ways to tackle global poverty? Are you fascinated by the intersection of charity and markets in global development? Were you inspired by Jacqueline Novogratz's The Blue Sweater? Wear a blue sweater or shirt and join us to learn more about Acumen, an innovative non-profit that is changing the way the world views poverty. 

1940 11th Street NW
Metro: U St

"Saving Syria's Children" Viewing & Conversation with BBC Correspondent Ian Pannell
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Space is limited, RSVP to reserve your spot
The Aspen Institute’s Global Alliances Program and the Middle East Programs invite you to join us for viewing of "Saving Syria’s Children" and a conversation with Ian Pannell, BBC Correspondent. About the film: BBC reporter Ian Pannell’s “Saving Syria’s Children” follows British docts ors inside Syria to exclusively reveal the devastating impact of the war on children caught in the conflict. These doctors witness the aftermath of the bombing of a school by a suspected napalm-like incendiary device while grappling with persistent attacks on medical facilities – both considered to be war crimes under international law. Filmed in the north of Syria after the chemical weapons attack in Damascus that inflamed world opinion and brought America, Russia and the UN to the table, the film provides a heartbreaking account of how the conventional war is intensifying while children are bearing the brunt of this humanitarian catastrophe.
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Metro: Dupont Circle

The University Club 24th Annual Meet the Author Night & Book Fair
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Just in time for the Holidays! The University Club's Meet the Authors Night and Book Fair is an opportunity to spend an evening with over 50 leading authors pursuing a favorite pastime--books and reading. Purchase an autographed copy of their books for yourself and/or as a gift for the upcoming holidays. This event is free and open to the public. See complete details, and a list of participating authors, here!
The University Club of Washington, DC
1135 16th St NW - between L and M St
Metro: Farragut West or Farragut North or take the S2 or S4 bus that runs along 16th St right to M St  

"Living with HIV/AIDS: A Community Discussion about the impacts of living with HIV/AIDS" 
Including: Affordable Care Act, senior citizen statistics, mental health, family, caregiver considerations 

Plus Free HIV Testing from 1:00pm - 9:00pm

6:30pm - 9:00pm, discussion

Free and open to all! Registration Requested

Free Refreshments, Free Parking for those wishing to drive. Se Habla Español

Keynote Speaker: Isiah “Ike” Leggett, Montgomery County Executive. Panelists:
Stephanie Brooks-Wiggins Board Member, Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL), Dr. Bola Idowu
African American Health Program, Montgomery County, MD, Chantil Thomas,Youth Program Team Leader, The Women's Collective and Dr. Ivy Turnbull, Deputy Executive Director, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families. Plus: On-Site: Affordable Health Insurance-Enrollment and Education Exhibitors and Free and Confidential HIV Screening available at 2 locations: Community Education Group Mobile Van at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive from 1:00pm - 5:00pm and African American Health Program at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Fenton Room, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Place - Silver Spring, MD
Metro: Silver Spring and walk about 13 minutes, see map, or take the S2 or S4 bus from along 16th St to the last stop on Wayne near Georgia, or see metro for bus options that might get you closer.

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Thursday, December 5th

2013 Commission on Human Rights Awards Ceremony

Honoring Dr. Edgar S. Cahn, this year's recipient of the Cornelius R. “Neil” Alexander Humanitarian Award
5:00pm - 8:00pm
RSVP here, hors d’oeuvres reception starts at 5:00pm

This award is named in honor of the longtime Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Commission on Human Rights, who worked with the Commission for almost 20 years and was recognized as an expert in human rights. Winners of the 2013 Youth Human Rights Ambassador Contest will also be announced. Kaiser Family Foundation

1330 G St NW

Metro: Metro Center

NoMa BID Office Unveiling Party
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Wine and hor d'oeuvres will be served, RSVP here

Join the NoMa Business Improvement District at their new office at 1200 First St NE 

Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet

Production in the City: Panel + Pop-up Market!

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Details: 5:30-6:30: Pop-up marketplace, sponsored by Think Local First DC as part of Shop Local First Week 6:30-7:30: Panel discussion 7:30-8:30: Reception and additional marketplace time, sponsored by The Yards and District Provisions. Think Local First DC will host a "Made in DC" popup marketplace with 20 local vendors, see the list here! Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek of the future home of Ideaspace, a unique space for thinkers, makers, and doers located on the Mezzanine level of The Yards Boilermaker Shops at the Capitol Riverfront. This space is not yet open to the public and its industrial history is a perfect setting for this exciting evening. 

The Yards Boilermaker Shops
300 Tingey St SE 

Metro: Navy Yard, walk just over 5 minutes, see walking map

RoundAbouts Speaker Series "New Thoughts on Streets and Cities" with Victor Dover 
6:00pm - 8:00pm

RSVP requested

Arlington County Presents "New Thoughts on Streets and Cities" with Victor Dover. "America is rediscovering its streets. A revolutionary makeover is underway to promote walking and cycling and appeal to a new generation of creative, demanding citizens. Victor Dover, urban designer and co-author of "Street Design" will describe how to fix our streets, and, in the process, shape enduring cities that people really love. Organized with The Arlington County Dept. of Community Planning, Housing and Development. More info about the event and the speaker can be found here.  

George Mason University - Arlington Campus

Founders Hall Auditorium 

3301 Fairfax Dr - Arlington, VA

Metro: Virginia Sq and walk about five minutes, see walking map

"Sustainability on the Ground" a lecture by Steve Nicholas, VP, Institute for Sustainable Communities
6:30pm - 8:00pm

RSVP to ensure your space
Steve recently co-authored the book, The Guide to Greening Cities, which he will discuss in his presentation. Rich in tools, insights, and tricks of the trade, this is the first book written from the perspective of municipal leaders with successful, on-the-ground experience working to advance green city goals. Through personal reflections and interviews with leading municipal staff in cities from San Antonio to Minneapolis, the book shares lessons for cities to lead by example in their operations, create programs, implement high-priority initiatives, develop partnerships, measure progress, secure funding, and engage the community.
Virginia Tech Research Center - East/West Falls Church Room

900 N Glebe Rd  - Arlington, VA 

Metro: Ballston, walk just over five minutes, see walking map

2013 DC Community Heritage Project Showcase - Grant Award Winners share their work with the public!

6:30pm - 9:00pm

RSVP requested, Refreshments will be served
This year's program will feature a showcase of 18 local history and and preservation projects. Each project will share how they documented and/or preserved their history. A keynote address from a public history scholar, and brief film featuring all 2013 DCCHP grantees and their work. The DC Community Heritage Project grant supports Washingtonians who research, interpret, and publicize the history of their communities. You are guaranteed to learn something new about Washington, DC! Read more about this event here. The DC Community Heritage Project is a partnership between the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, the DC Historic Preservation Office, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

101 N St NW 

Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet, walk about 12 minutes, see walking map

Jack Wills Georgetown DC Festive Party!

6:00pm - 9:00pm

RSVP requested
Alcohol available for those 21+

Come on out to Jack Wills Georgetown, DC for an evening of festive fun and exclusive offers. Peruse the new Christmas Collections, stock up on those last minute gifts and enjoy a glass of something bubbly* or a fabulously fruity cordial & mini mince pies to get you in that happy Holiday mood! If you're one of the first 50 guests, you get a Free goody bag!
Jack Wills - Georgetown
1097 Wisconsin Ave NW

Metro: accessible by metro bus or the Circulator bus from metro, see metro trip-planner for best bus 

Holiday Trunk Show at Puro Cafe in Georgetown

6:30pm - 8:00pm

RSVP requested

Love Fashion? Love Happy Hours? Need Gift Ideas? Come by Puro Cafe this Thursday night for an event that marries all three. This evening is brought to you by JEM, a sophisticated handmade scarf brand and ZOPHIA, the powerwoman's lifestyle brand specializing in pencil skirts. You'll even have a chance to meet the team of designers and artisians behind the brands while there. 
Puro Cafe
1529 Wisconsin Ave NW

Metro: accessible by bus from metro, see metro trip-planner for best bus access based on where you are coming from 

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