Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 AM
The State of the Virginia Economy
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce – For many years, Virginia was ranked America's top state to do business. But recently, the Commonwealth;s ranking has started to slip. So Virginia's business and government leaders launched dual statewide and regional initiatives - GO Virginia and Blueprint Virginia - to create a strategic economic development plan and to invest in high growth industries that will generate high-paying jobs and prosperity for the Commonwealth. To learn how the Virginia business community is leading the way to put the Commonwealth back on top for business growth and investment, please join us for this special 2017 PolicyMaker Series event, "The State of the Virginia Economy". *Featured speakers include: - John O 'Dubby' Wynne, Chairman, Virginia Growth & Opportunity Board - James W. Dyke, Jr., McGuireWoods Consulting; Member, Virginia Growth & Opportunity Board - Barry DuVal, President & CEO, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:30 AM
Cardinal Kids Story Time
B&N at The Catholic University of America – Please, Thank You, Excuse Me… Today we’re learning manners. In Julia Cook’s book "My Mouth is a Volcano" and the classic "Please Mr. Panda" by Steve Antony. Crafting or coloring will always follow! Silly faces required. This event is free and open to all. For questions, contact SM8060@bncollege.com
 
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 29 @ 8:00 AM
TAPS 2017 San Juan Kayaking Expedition
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) – Join TAPS on the San Juan Islands Kayaking Expedition for a trip that combines both adventure and serenity. Details at: http://www.taps.org/Expeditions/2017/Washington/ Get to know others attending by posting below. For more immediate answers to logistical and planning questions, call TAPS at 1-800-959-8277.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 12:00 PM
Plugging The “Leaks” in Your Pipeline
RE/MAX Gateway of the Washington DC Metro Area – Please join us as we continue to work our sales pipeline. Lunch provided @ 11:30. Please RSVP to ensure sustenance! LOCATION: RE/MAX Gateway - Fairfax 9990 Fairfax Blvd, Suite 160, Fairfax, VA 22030 Questions? Call Zinta Rodgers-Rickert 703-652-7000 *This event is open to all licensed real estate agents, regardless of brokerage affiliation. Lunch & Mastermind sponsored by:
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 3:00 PM
Touch a Truck
Free Country 99.9 WFRE – What: 99.9 WFRE and AAA invite you to Touch a Truck 2017 When: Thursday July 27 4-8pm Where: Adventure Park USA Details: Come check out Military Vehicles, Farm Vehicles, Construction Trucks, and so much more. Grave Digger will be there. We will be giving away Monster Jam tickets all day at the park. Check out the Photo Booth Sponsored by Griffith Plumbing! Donations will benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County. Special thanks to Browning Pools & Spas and CJ Miller
 
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 30 @ 5:00 PM
Fringe Festival Extension Week
Capital Fringe – Capital Fringe Festival EXTENDED! July 27 to 30 Logan Fringe Arts Space 1358 Florida Ave NE and Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street NE "It's What We Do: A Play about the Occupation" Presented by Café Aziza, Inc. https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1059-it-s-what-we-do-a-play-about-the-occupation Abortion Road Trip Presented by Theatre Prometheus https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1068-abortion-road-trip The Laramie Project Presented by The Wandering Theatre Company https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1074-the-laramie-project 5 Epiphanies Presented by David W. Grant https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1063-5-epiphanies Blue Over You Presented by Blue Over You https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1076-blue-over-you Clara Bow - Becoming "It" Presented by LiveArtDC https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1078-clara-bow-becoming-it Exit, Pursued by a Bear Presented by Barabbas Theatre https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1099-exit-pursued-by-a-bear Help Me Wanda Presented by District Misfits https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1131-help-me-wanda I'm Margaret Thatcher, I Is! Presented by AnyStage Theater https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1136-i-m-margaret-thatcher-i-is J-SWIZZLE'S (and D-Man's) EPIC AWESOME SWAGGY BROVENTURE FOR SWEET RHYMES Presented by Dodgeball Theatre https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1139-j-swizzle-s-and-d-man-s-epic-awesome-swaggy-broventure-for-sweet-rhymes Joe Charnitski's Funeral Presented by Joe Charnitski https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1079-joe-charnitski-s-funeral LIFE: A Comic Opera in Three Short Acts Presented by The Del Ray Players https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1114-life-a-comic-opera-in-three-short-acts Numesthesia Presented by Uncle Funsy Productions https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1126-numesthesia Orson the Magnificent: The Magic of Orson Welles Presented by Lars Klores https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1128-orson-the-magnificent-the-magic-of-orson-welles Paper Presented by John Feffer https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1130-paper The Regulars Presented by SCT Productions https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1084-the-regulars Tiresias' Tits Presented by Eclectic Mayhem Productions https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1095-tiresias-tits Wit & Wrath: The Life & Times of Dorothy Parker Presented by Claudia Baumgarten https://www.capitalfringe.org/events/1100-wit-wrath-the-life-times-of-dorothy-parker
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
Hanks Giving
Smoke & Barrel – We will be parterning up with Flying Dog to put on a half Hanks Giving. There will be platters of Thanksgiving food all with a Tom Hanks theme to each dish. Such dishes as: "Turnips and Hooch" "Joe Vs. The Potato" "You've got Kale" and many more! For $30 .we will provide your Hanks Giving platter and first Flying Dog beer!
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Free Parking featuring the artists in Performing the Border
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center – Free Parking, the series of salon-style conversations in the Alper Initiative space at the AU Museum, features local artists whose performance-based visual art reflects on the tensions surrounding issues of immigration, border security, and international relations. Washington artist Clay Dunklin, Susana Raab, Jenny Wu, and artists from the Street Light Circus will discuss their work with curator Megan Rook-Koepsel. Free and open to all interested in Washington art. Space is limited. RSVP REQUIRED VIA EVENTBRITE
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Spiritual Summer Camp: Come Sing!
Washington National Cathedral – Come explore ways to use your voice for prayer and play. Learn a variety of chants to connect our voices with our hearts and offer them to God. We’ll also spend some time having fun with vocal games (ping-pong, anyone?)—it is Summer Camp after all! Led by Michael Lewallen.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
Salsa with Kat Flores
Joy of Motion Dance Center – Come take classes with some of your favorite Joy of Motion teachers for free just three blocks from the Friendship Heights studio! We are proud to partner with the Shops at Wisconsin Place to bring you FREE outdoor dance classes all summer long. Pre-registration is not required. Questions? Contact the Friendship Heights studio at friendshipheights@joyofmotion.org.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
This Thursday: Empanadas, Pizza and Wine
Classic Wines – This Thursday at Classic Wines we have two food trucks to choose from! Killer Tomato Pizza truck will be serving hot, fresh Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas and World Eats Empanadas will be serving delicious handmade empanadas! Plus we are pouring some excellent wine from Portugal's Fuiza & Bright winery! It all starts at 5:30pm! Don't miss out!
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
This Is Yoga: The Gallery
lululemon Columbia MD – Join us for a photo exhibition showcasing Columbia community leaders & athletes. This installation explores the practice of yoga beyond the mat, to show how the power of practice can influence our daily life. Check out the show, meet the athletes, and mingle over music & drinks. Stay for product education & personal attention to find the perfect gear for your practice. Featuring: Ali Dietrich of Yoga Love Emily Lodge of YogaWorks & Haven on the Lake DJ Payne of Grounded CrossFit Jake Oergel of Howard County Chiropractic Jessie Kates of Jessie Kates Yoga Julie Reisler of Julie Reisler - Life Designer Katie Ficca of Ficca Flow Nina Charity of Baltimore Aerial Dance (BAD) & BEAT Physical Therapy Patrick Reid of Grounded CrossFit Suzy Serpico of Rip It Events & Coaching Photographer: Brit Strackbein Photography Music: DjAgent Max RSVP here: https://thisisyogathegallerycolumbia.eventbrite.ca
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
HOT! An evening with Adrian Grenier to support PFLAG National
PFLAG National – Join ENTOURAGE star Adrian Grenier, hosts Jenn-Air, and PFLAG National for an evening of gourmet seasonal bites and amazing cocktails courtesy of Tito's Handmade Vodka. Enjoy the view from a fabulous terrace overlooking New York City, and bid on exciting silent auction items perfect for food and wine lovers. Now in its fourth year, HOT! benefits PFLAG National, celebrating a season, a culinary theme, a celebrity ally and a cool attitude. Guests enjoy deliciously prepared hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by a delectable array of refreshing summer cocktails and wines. The event has attracted a wide range of guests, including: celebrity chef Anne Burrell, Bravo TV personality and author Andy Cohen, and celebrity pastry chef Jacques Torres.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Creative Business Meet Up June Meeting
On the Purple Couch LLC – July Creative Business Meet Up is this Thursday ...join us...We have a great session planned for you and a Creative Activity...by our guest presenter...do not miss and come on out..Session is Free ( please bring a treat to share) https://www.onthepurplecouch.com/event/creative-meet-business-owners-2017-03-30-2017-04-27-2017-05-25-2017-07-27/
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
EOB Celebrations @ Barnaby Chesapeake House
Extra-Ordinary Birthdays
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Music: Angela Charles
Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill – Music: Angela Charles at Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Super Smash Bros Tournament
Tournament City Games – Every Thursday Melee starts at 6pm Project M starts at 7pm Smash 4 Wii U starts at 8pm Every Sunday Melee starts at 6pm Project M starts at 7pm Smash 4 Wii U starts at 8pm $5 Venue Fee $5 Entry to Tournament 1st: 60% of the Pool 2nd: 30% of the Pool 3rd: 10% of the Pool Pool = $5 x # of Entries For more information, join our Smash Group on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/TournamentCityGamesSmash/
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Get to Know YPFP Happy Hour
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy – With 17 discussion groups, 5 languages groups, our own online journal and numerous exclusive events with foreign policy leaders, YPFP can help you get to where you want to be in your career. Come meet current members and staff at BlackFinn on July 27th for happy hour and learn how we can help you make an impact! If you’re already a member, bring your friends, ask us about how to make the most of your membership or share with prospective members why you love YPFP. New members who sign up there get $5 off their annual membership! Already a member? Bring a friend who signs up on-site and receive 10% off your ticket to YPFP’s 10th Annual Affairs of State Gala and Fundraiser.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Alex Daly for The Crowdsourceress
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café – The crowdfunding industry has generated several billions in funding, but the harsh reality is that around 60% of Kickstarter campaigns fail. Enter Forbes 30 under 30 alumna Alex Daly, a crowdfunding expert who has raised over $20 million for her clients’ campaigns, including ones for TLC’s newest album, Neil Young’s audio player, and Joan Didion’s documentary. Kramers and the Crowdsourceress RAFFLE: Swiped right but lacking cash? Let us be your angel investor.Folks who purchase Alex Daly’s The Crowdsourceress the day before, at her Kramers event on July 27th and the day after will be eligible to win dinner for two in the Café! Fix up your Tinder profile and prepare your pitch deck:* your date will thank you. *don’t bring your pitch deck to a date. Seriously. Alex Daly is the founder of Vann Alexandra, a creative services agency that gets projects financed through crowdfunding, and the industry's "Crowdsourceress," a name she received in the press for her expertise in crowdfunding. Her clients include Neil Young, Oscar-winning filmmakers, Pentagram designers, Eric Ries, and girl group TLC. Alex has shared her expertise at top film festivals, universities, and organizations. She is in the Forbes 30 under 30 Marketing & Advertising class of 2016. This is her first book.
 
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Concerts at the Corner
Fairfax Corner – Concerts at the Corner are back! Join us on the Plaza every Thursday evening now through August 10th. Ease into the weekend; bring a chair and a friend. Shows start at 6:30pm*. See below for the schedule: • July 27th: Virginia Man • August 3rd: Second Wind • August 10th: His Dream of Lions • August 17th: Sub-Radio In the case of inclement weather, check Facebook for real-time updates. * Please note that the splash fountain will be turned off from 6pm until 9pm for this event. We apologize for the inconvenience? and thank you for understanding.