Okay, so this weekend may have been full of rain but we’re totally not gonna let it get our week down, right?

After all, there’s still a boatload of fun in the sun and all kinds of shenanigans to be had during the work week!

So, if you’re one of the countless individuals out there like myself who feel like they’re just about ready to tap out on Monday afternoon, then you’re in luck — because we’ve got a handful of pick me ups to get you ready and raring to go so you can power through in style til Friday.

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Luis Buñuel’s Chambermaid Film Screening
The Embassy of France in the US
7PM – 9PM

So, the French Embassy is kind of on fire for the past few weeks, am I right or am I right?

This Tuesday evening, head on over to check out this awesome French film classic — a “wicked” adaptation of the novel by Octave Mirbeau. The story revolves around a beautiful Parisian domestic who’s arrival at her new assignment in France is filled with all kinds of drama and scandal.

Check out what is characterized as “a raw-edged tangle of fetishism and murder and a scathing look at the burgeoning French fascism of the era.”

…and bring some popcorn!

Registration is required for screening and attendees should be sure to arrive early due to security protocol.

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The Phillips Collection
6PM – 7:45PM
Another foreign film screening!?
I’m kind of giddy…
Head on over to the Phillips Collection to view this 2009 Aussie film by director Warwick Norton. Norton filmed the piece in a remote Aboriginal community near Alice Springs and his artistry garnered a Caméra d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, as well as a nomination as Australia’s official entry in the 2009 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category.
Admission is $15 for non-members, $5 for members and tickets include admission to the special exhibition.
Those interested in viewing the entire film series, which includes a screening of Rabbit Proof Fence on August 16th and Ten Canoes  on August 30th, can purchase tickets at $30 for non-members and $10 for members on the Phillips website.

DC Swim Week 2018 – Popup: Summer Showroom
Embassy of France
5:30PM – 10:30PM

Just when you thought the French Embassy couldn’t get any cooler, they decided to host a DC Swim Week 2018 Pop up.

Interested individuals can purchase tickets online at Eventbrite.

*Sales end on July 26th at 4:30PM


VIP Lounge Access ($30)
Doors open at 5:30PM + complimentary glass of champagne.

General Admission ($12)
Doors open at 7PM (#nochampagne)

3 Day General Pass ($160)
Doors open at 8PM + complimentary glass of champagne & Peroni open bar

3 Day VIP Pass ($320)
Doors open at 6:30PM + red carpet reception, open champagne bar, Peroni open bar hors d’oeuvres, swag bagas and a ticke to the after party at L2

Summer Rooftop Silent DISCO (Dupont Circle)
The Embassy Row Hotel
8PM – 11PM

Silent Discos are so DC. If you’ve been in the District for some time then chances are you’ve already heard of these awesome summer soirees. Check out the Embassy Row Hotel (aka one of my favorite hotels in the area) this Friday evening at 8PM for an awesome night of music, dancing and fun under the stars.

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9:30 Club 
Okay, I’m totally stoked about this. The District’s own 9:30 Club doesn’t disappoint and this week is no different as they host the XX.
Tickets can be purchased online and if you can’t get around to seeing them this Wednesday — relax — inhale, exhale — there’s totally two more days.
And since they’ll be here all week — who knows — you might run into them at one of our awesome events!
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
8PM – 10PM
Ah Raphael Saadiq — memories of long evening road trips with my mother falling asleep to this music are brought to memory.
Does anyone else remember Tony! Toni! Toné!?  I know my mom wasn’t the only lady obsessed.
Luckily for Saadiq his career has been long, fruitful and filled with critically-acclaimed projects and awards.
Did we mention he’s also totally nominated at the Academy Awards for “Best Original Song” for “Mighty River”? Check it out!
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The Watergate Hotel
6:30 PM
Tröegs Independent Brewing is bringing you a 5-course beer garden dinner at the Watergate Hotel that pretty much can’t go wrong, if you ask me.
This special evening is full of awesome food and craft beer pairings from the Executive Chef at Kingbird, who created the menu specifically to contrast and complement the beers on the list.
Tickets can be purchased online and are $65 per person (includes tax and tip).
Beer and food.
I’m in.

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