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WISH Newsletter: Things To Do

Things to do

This seminar will feature prominant Washingtonian Ryan Schucard who has worked for Senator Joe Liberman and representative Scott Tipton. He currently works for the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries. He is responsible for drafting press releases, communications plans and quotes.
Where: WISH Classroom on Capitol Hill
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Chinese New Year Celebration
 (February 2nd 2:00-4:30pm)
Each year a parade is held in Chinatown in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event features traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, Kung Fu demonstrations, and live musical entertainment.
Where: Chinatown on H St. NW between 6th and 8th Streets.
Admission: Free

The Trials of Muhammad Ali
 (February 5th at 7:00pm)

This unconventional sports documentary investigates the extraordinary and complex life of Muhammad Ali outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali to refusing to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality to continuing his global humanitarian work. The film’s Director, Bill Siegel, will introduce the film and answer audience questions.
Where: The National Archives William G. McGowan Theater
Tickets: Free

The Gettysburg Story
(February 12th at  7:00pm)
Aerial cinematography, motion-control time lapse, and 3D animated maps bring the stories of Lincoln, Lee, Meade, and others to the silver screen. The film is narrated by actor Stephen Lang (Gettysburg, Gods & Generals). Following the screening will be a discussion and a books signing.
Where: The National Archives William G. McGowan Theatre
Tickets: Free

President’s Day Wreath Laying at the Lincoln Memorial
 (February 12th at 8:00am)

Watch the annual wreath laying at the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate Lincoln’s 205th birthday.
Where: Lincoln Memorial
Admission : Free

National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center
 (February 13th through 15th)

See the National Symphony Orchestra in this once in a lifetime event at the Kennedy Center. They will perform “The Cunning Little Vixen” in violin.
Where: The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Tickets: start at $10, check website for availability

Cupid’s Undie Run
 (February 15th 12:00pm-4:00pm)
This Valentine’s Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Feel free to remain pant-less the entire time!
Where: National Mall
Tickets: see website for details

2014 D.C. Fashion Week
 (February 17th through 24th)
Come and explore modern fashion at D.C. Fashion Week! Experience multiple events that include fashion shows, networking opportunities, dinners, and more! Check out all of the latest fashions to get that new look for 2014!
Where: various venues throughout D.C.
Tickets: based on availability see website for details
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is open mid-November through mid-March, weather permitting. View magnificent works of sculpture while skating in the open air and enjoying music from the state-of-the-art sound system.
Where: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Tickets: $8.00 for adults ($3.00 ice skate rental)
This March, the Osgood Center offers a program that focuses on the only United Nations body capable of creating binding legislation – the Security Council. On March 14-15, participants will engage as representatives of the 15 Security Council Member States in discussion of issues such as: The Situation in Syria; Addressing Drone Strikes in Sovereign States; Securing Aid in the Central African Republic. Model United Nations is an exciting way for students to learn about the cutting edge issues in international affairs and increase their awareness of different systems of government, international law, and international organizations, while gaining valuable researching, public speaking, and decision-making skills.
Where: 1629 K St. NW
Tickets: $85 program fee due by February 3rd
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