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Opening Reception: Femininity Beyond Archetypes

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Femininity Beyond Archetypes: Photography by Natalia Arias of Colombiahighlights themes closely connected with OAS values through AMA’s mission to promote social impact through the arts and the Inter-American Commission of Women’s (CIM) work towards gender equality and the participation and leadership of women.

“Femininity” is a social construction that has been defined and redefined by ideological discourses over time and from culture to culture. Colombian photographer Natalia Arias presents her own perspective on femininity, going beyond pre-established archetypes, challenging imposed generalizations, and emphasizing elements of feminine identity and empowerment rooted in both history and the female anatomy.

This exhibition features two of Arias’s series: Taboo (1999-2005) and Venus(2005-2010). Taboo exemplifies her departure from rigid discourses on femininity, where social values champion perfect physiques while religious ideologies dismiss the natural processes of women. The Venus series explores ways in which the notion of “Venus” has been interpreted throughout history. After the creation of the iconic goddess of love and beauty in Greco-Roman times, academics have identified “Venus” in a plethora of manifestations of femininity. Arias examines these long-standing ideas by reworking historical Venuses from those of ancient cultures to the present.

Arias questions traditional discussions on femininity in which natural processes are considered shameful or traumatic and beauty is based on a standardized formula. In response, her photography proposes a discourse on femininity that highlights the beauty of imperfection and the female body’s physicality, form, and physiology. Through her research, process, and execution, Arias seeks to empower women while at the same time challenging society to preserve perceptions such as delicacy, sensuality, and fertility.

This exhibition is presented with the Nohra Haime Gallery and with the support of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the OAS, the Embassy of Colombia to the United States, and the Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas.

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Renowned Hotel Overlooking Dupont Circle Partners With OneHope Wine to Launch Terrace & Pool Featuring New Menu, Cocktails and Wine
         Washington, DC – The Embassy Row Hotel’s long awaited rooftop oasis is ready to show off its new look with an exciting event featuring the fresh, new space. On Wednesday, July 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (with a VIP media reception from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.), The Embassy Row Hotel, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, will celebrate the completion of The Rooftop — the comprehensive $500,000 renovation featuring a 4,130-square-foot open-air roof terrace with a 450-square foot pool, outdoor lounge area and a submerged sundeck overlooking Dupont Circle. To help mark The Rooftop special grand opening, guests are invited to take part in a fun-filled celebration that will include food and cocktail selections from the exclusive new menu and an extensive wine list featuring California-based OneHope Wines – a social enterprise that integrates charitable causes into products and services to make a social impact.
         The Rooftop is the only rooftop terrace in Dupont Circle providing visitors with stunning views of the Washington Monument, National Cathedral and the surrounding DC and Virginia skylines. With this grand opening event, invited guests will have the opportunity to experience the skyward setting that is ideal travelers, locals and private functions.
          WHAT:     The Rooftop’s Grand-Opening Celebration  
                           ***RSVP Needed for Door Entry***
                           Complimentary Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres
                           From The Rooftop New Menu
         WHO:        The Embassy Row Hotel and OneHope Wines
         WHEN:       Wednesday, July 16
                            VIP Media Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
                            Grand-Opening Party: 6:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.
         WHERE:    The Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel
                           2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
                           Washington, DC 20036         
         CONTACT:      Matt Hagan
                                matt@bulldogpublicrelations.com / (202) 483-3003


Shirlington Village Location Offers $5 Tequila Cocktail Specials All Day Long
Arlington, VA – When life gives you limes, pair them with tequila! Capitol City Brewing Company at Shirlington Village is celebrating National Tequila Day with tequila-based cocktail specials on Thursday, July 24. For the entire day (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.), all five specialty tequila drinks are only $5 with the option to add an extra shot of tequila for only $2. Drinks will include:
  • Pomegranate Tequila Mojito – tequila, Monin Pomegranate, muddled mint and limes, and simple syrup topped off with Sprite
  • Cap City Siesta – tequila, agave, lime juice, Campari, and simple syrup finished off with grapefruit juice
  • Peachy Sunrise – tequila, orange juice, grenadine and peach schnapps
  • Hawaiian Punch – tequila, triple sec, lime juice, Crème de Noyaux, topped with orange juice
  • Melonita – tequila, sour mix and watermelon schnapps
Not in the mood for tequila? Capitol City also features their core four beers (Capitol Kolsch, Pale Rider Ale, Amber Waves Ale, and Prohibition Porter) for $2.50 all day everyThursday.
For more information on Capitol City Brewing Company, please visit:www.capcitybrew.com. Find Capitol City Brewing Company on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/CapCityBrew and on Twitter: @CapCityBrewers.
WHO:        Capitol City Brewing Company
Shirlington Village Location

WHAT:      National Tequila Day
                    $5 Tequila Drinks / $2 Extra Shot of Tequila
WHEN:       Thursday, July 24
                  All Day
WHERE:  The Village at Shirlington
                  4001 Campbell Avenue
                  Arlington, VA
                  (703) 578-3888
Contact:    Steven Eliopoulos – steven@bulldogpublicrelations.com
                  (202) 483-3003             
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About Capitol City Brewing Company
In 1992, Capitol City Brewing Company opened its doors as the first brewpub in the nation’s capital since Prohibition, giving its citizens and many visitors the freedom to enjoy some of the finest handcrafted beer in the country. On the front of the menu is the Lady Freedom, a statue found atop our namesake, the United States Capitol.
Our dedicated brewers use only the highest quality hops, yeast and select malt to brew many of the world’s great ales and lagers. Capitol City’s state-of-the-art craft brewing system is located in our Arlington, VA restaurant, where our talented brewers closely monitor each phase of the brewing process and provide beer within hours of completion, fresh and locally made.




Washingtonian’s AT&T Best Of Washington: LESS THAN ONE MONTH AWAY!


Join Washingtonian for the hottest ticket of the summer – the AT&T Best Of Washington blowout event! More than 1,800 guests, celebrities, and restaurateurs will fill the National Building Museum to sample, sip, and socialize. Over 60 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants, such as Central Michel Richard, Blue Duck Tavern, Jose Andres’ Jaleo, and BLT Steak, will serve tastes of their famous dishes. All funds from the silent auction and a portion of the ticket proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

A big thank to you to our 2014 sponsors: AT&T, BMW, American Beverage Association, Qatar Airways, Wells Fargo, Celebrity Cruises, Patrón, and Stella Artois.

Wednesday, July 16th

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

$125 General Admission
$175 Early Admission


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SXSW Eco Reception with the United Nations Foundation

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SXSW Eco is excited to be back in Washington D.C. for a night of drinks, music and networking hosted by our friends from the United Nations Foundation.

Join the movers and shakers of the capital’s sustainability community on the 12th floor balcony of the UNF as we preview our upcoming conference and get the excusive on the speakers, panels, exhibitions, and parties we have lined up for October.  There will also be an opportunity to win a registration to our October 6-8 conference and meet some of the SXSW Eco and UN Foundation members.

This is an evening you won’t want to miss, so please RSVP today as space is limitedand we want you to be part of the conversation.

Special thanks to our event partners, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Le Pain Quotidien, Georgetown Trading Co. and Vintage Vault!


AT&T Best Of Washington Happy Hour


Mix and mingle at DC’s chic new restaurant STK in Dupont Circle on Tuesday, June 17 from 6pm-8pm!

With a $15 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, guests will receive two complimentary drink tickets and delicious hors d’oeuvres from STK.

Guests will be able to purchase discounted tickets to the greatest party in town – the AT&T Best of Washington blowout event at the National Building Museum on July 16!


Economics Gone Wild

Jon Stewart once derided economists’ prose as being so boring that “it turned my brain off.” But it doesn’t have to be that way.Pioneers in academia, the creative arts, and nonprofits have found new and provocative ways to communicate the timeless ideas of economic liberty.

Amity Shlaes, the bestselling author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, and Paul Rivoche, a professional illustrator whose portfolio includes Iron Man and Superman, have teamed up to produce The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition which introduces the Great Contraction of the 1930s to younger readers. Such history is vital to our time and to the future. The myths and half-truths of the 1930s remain a potent cause of current policy failures. The combination of ideas and images define much of the new media and should interest younger readers who increasingly turn to unconventional publications.Please join us on June 17 as we have a look at an intriguing effort to use new media to communicate free-market economics creatively and effectively.

Featuring Amity Shlaes, Author, The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression, and chairman of the board, Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation; Paul Rivoche, Illustrator, The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression; and Scott Barton, Sr. Director of Online Programs, Institute for Humane Studies; moderated by Chip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute.

Free; reception to follow. RSVP here.

If you can’t make it to the Cato Institute, watch this event live online at www.cato.org/live and follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.