Things To Do | February 2016

By Jacqueline Kay| February 18, 2016

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– Upcoming WISH Events –

WISH Game Night
February 18th, 6:30pm – 8pm
WISH Classroom on Capitol Hill
Get your game on with your fellow interns! Join us for some food, fun, and games all night long! Bring your favorite game or choose from one of ours! RSVP to

Comedy Show at the Big Hunt
February 22nd, 8pm
Dupont Circle Metro
1345 Connecticut Ave NW
Join other WISH interns for some laughs at The Big Hunt Underground Comedy, which features DC’s best stand-up comics along with a few newer comics. Free Cover! Must be 21 or older to attend! RSVP to

– See What’s Happening Around D.C. – 

The CHCO Academy Presents:”The Presidential Transition” – Feb 17, 9:30am-12pm
OPM’s Chief Human Capital Officers Council is hosting a CHCO Academy session on the topic of Presidential Transition.  The event will serve as a forum for sharing best practices and lessons learned in support of the transition process for incoming and outgoing teams, before and after inauguration.
Farragut North Metro

Social Uses of Photographs in Revolutionary Egypt – Feb 20, 2pm-3pm
Lucie Ryzova of the University of Birmingham examines the social importance of photographs of young martyrs in revolutionary Cairo, where such images serve as altars and symbols of political demonstrations.
Smithsonian Metro

Capitol Hill Reception – Distributed Wind Energy Association – Feb 24, 5pm-6:30pm
The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) invites you to their annual Capitol Hill Reception. Join them for complimentary hor d’oevres and refreshments as DWEA members, partners, and distributed enthusiasts come together. Because of security restrictions at the U.S. Capitol, please RSVP by February 22, 2016.
Union Station Metro

Promoting Democracy in Central Asia: How Have We Done? – Feb 24, 5pm-7pm
The Freedom Support Act of 1992 made the “promotion of democracy” a main strategic priority of the US in the former republics of the USSR.  What specific achievements can the US claim in this sphere in the Caucasus and Central Asia, and what have been its failures? There will be a reception at 5 p.m. with Georgian wine, followed by the program at 5:30.
Farragut North Metro

Wine & Dine with Federalist Papers: An Evening For Interns – Feb 25, 6:15pm-8:15pm
Join fellow interns and young professionals at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center for a reception and viewing of an original copy of the Federalist Papers commissioned by Alexander Hamilton in 1787. The evening will be kicked off with brief remarks from Dr. Matthew Spalding. Wine and beer reception to follow. Don’t miss out on great door prizes and a night of networking with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Union Station Metro

United States of Jihad with Peter Bergen – Feb 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm
The tragic, ISIS-inspired attack in San Bernardino was a harsh reminder that “homegrown” terrorism is a real and present danger. Join CNN national security analyst and New York Times bestselling author Peter Bergen as he shares the forces that have led Americans down the path to terrorism.
Smithsonian Metro

DC Fashion Week Networking Party & Fashion Show – Feb 25, 6pm
The largest fashion industry networking party in Washington is hosted by DC Fashion Week. The event will feature a special swimsuit, jewelry & accessory, and Next Generation Designer Fashion Show. Must be 18+ to attend. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Show starts at 7:00 pm.
Dupont Circle Metro

Film Screening: What Joy Looks Like in My Peace Corps Country – Mar 1, 7pm-8:30pm
Peace Corps invites you to view the public screening of “Highlighting Happiness: What Joy Looks Like in My Peace Corps Country”. Hear from volunteers in the field and see how they celebrate joy, laughter, and everyday life in their countries of service.
Metro Center

Ice Rink in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art – Ends Mar 13
Experience ice-skating in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art while surrounded by large-scale sculptures by contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, and others.
$8.50 + $3.00 Skate rental
Judiciary Square Metro

Power & Pathos – Ends Mar 20
50 bronze sculptures and related works, dating from the fourth century BC to the first century AD. This exhibition will feature works from renowned archaeological museums in Austria, Denmark, France, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, the United States, and the Vatican.
Archives Metro

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