Your Events Roundup: Week of 11/13/17

Tuesday 11/14

A Taste of Burma & Bengal - An Evening to Support Rohingya Refugee Children

Join us for a vibrant night market inspired food and cultural experience at the Gibson to help create Safe Havens for the 360,000 Rohingya refugee children that have fled into Bangladesh. This is Washington DC's way of saying that we care and we're here to support! 

Your ticketed donation will immerse you in Bengali & Burmese culture as you sample Burmese inspired cocktails and enjoy aromatic food and flavors from the region, created by local chefs and mixologists. 

Nom Nom Nom: Stories about food and festivities

Named the “gold standard” in storytelling by the Washington Post, voted one of the top 3 open mics in DC by the Washington City Paper, and nominated for the 2012 DC Mayor's Arts Awards for Innovation in the Arts, Story District is one of the most well-known and respected storytelling organizations in the country. Our monthly storytelling series -- our first program -- has been taking place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Washington, DC since 1997. Over the years, we've added tons of other shows and events, but our monthly show remains Story District's backbone. Tonight's show, like all of our shows, will feature a mix of eight to ten first-timer storytellers and regulars, who will take the stage to share their twist on the night's theme. And if you have a story to tell on this theme, pitch it to us! If your story is selected, you'll have a rehearsal and the support of our most senior coach, Stephanie Garibaldi.

Wednesday, 11/15

Cheese Club by Cheesemonster at District Space

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A General Cheese Club Ticket gets you into the party. You'll get to taste the cheese of the month, try a few cheesy dishes, and sample a few beverage pairings. If you want to bring the party home, however, you might want to spring for a Premium Cheese Club Ticket: you get all the trimmings of a general ticket, plus you get to take home a quarter pound of the cheese of the month!

Thursday, 11/16

Whaley's & Anacostia River Keepers

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Join us November 16th to celebrate the 1 year mark of the Whaley's and Anacostia River Partnership. We have sold over 50,000 River Keeper oysters and raised over $2500. To mark the occasion we will have $1 River Keepers all night and 10% of all sales will be donated to the Anacostia River Keepers. Help us clean our city's forgotten river!

Shake & Bake Block Party!

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From Thursday, November 16th to Sunday, November 19th, Knafeh and their band of Bearded Bakers will join forces with Z&Z and Cotton & Reed Distillery for a weekend long block party full of baking, shaking, and cocktail making.

Cotton and Reed, DC's first rum distillery, will be hosting Knafeh and Z&Z bakeries all weekend while crafting clever cocktails out of their very cool space. Knafeh will be serving their signature Middle Eastern sweet cheese/cream dessert topped with a crunchy coating, pistachios and rose water syrup finish - but a night with the Bearded Bakers is always more than just desserts. Z&Z will be whipping up their popular Mana'eesh - middle eastern flatbreads in a unique setting that DC has come to know and love. 

Saturday 11/18

FotoDC: Styling, Staging and Social Photography Workshop


Join us for a discussion and demonstration with UrbanStems Head of Products Cameron Hardesty and acclaimed product photographer Laura Metzler. During the class, Cameron will create a modern, eye-catching centerpiece using fresh stems while Laura will masterfully stages and captures the finished product.

FotoDC: ACreativeDC Digital Curation Workshop

A Creative DC promotes emerging, established, and diverse DC perspectives across new media, showcasing and acknowledging creative community, and our local creative economy. Our website features photos from the hashtag with a weekly gallery curated by Makeda Solomon, and a photo-of-the-day curated by Pamela Carroll. On November 18th, Makeda and Pamela will give a brief Q&A on what we look for while curating the homepage, and on creating a narrative through digital curation.

FotoDC: Feast for The Eyes

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“Photographs of food are rarely just about food. They hold our lives and time up to the light. Food can signify a lifestyle or a nation, hope or despair, hunger or excess. Ultimately, food is not only about literal taste, but also Taste with a capital T—both the lifestyles we aspire to and the building blocks of culture itself.” —Susan Bright

Please join Aperture’s senior editor Denise Wolff for an afternoon of show-and-tell and discussion about the rich history of food in photographs from Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography by Susan Bright. Photographers, through a range of expressions, have depicted this most common of subjects, and the resulting works—from the hilarious to the devastating—hold our lives and times up to the light, forming the building blocks of culture and reflecting how we see ourselves. Afterwards, we invite photographers to shoot and style food on site, courtesy of our friends and partners at Whole Foods!

Compiled by AJ Dronkers, Edible DC. To add your organzation's event to the weekly roundup, email with the subject "Event Roundup."