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Holiday parties - eat, drink, be merry, and NETWORK!

Posted By Lily McCall, GAIN intern, Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's that time of year again...when networking opportunities abound in the form of holiday parties. Sure, the weather makes you want to stay inside in your sweatpants watching TV with a cup of hot cocoa, but do yourself a favor and put in the effort to get out there! Here’s a list of events to get you through the weekend; more to come!

DASHing Through the Snow! A WGirls DC Happy Hour
When? Tuesday, November 30th: 6:00-9:00pm
Where? CoCo Sala: 929 F St. NW, 20004
Why? In Support of DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing) to ensure access to safe refuge for victims of domestic violence.

$10 gives you access to drink specials, celebrity elves and a fabulous silent auction. All proceeds benefit DASH.

LADIES & GENTS: Don’t be a Scrooge! Please come dressed to impress (business or festive attire) and join the WGirls for a night of celebration, all in support of a wonderful cause.
Happy holidays to all, and to all a good night!
Get tickets and more info:

Kimpton’s Red Hot Night in the Nation’s Capital
When? Wednesday, December 1st: 6:00-8:00pm
Where? Urbana: 2121 P St. NW, 20037
Why? Urbana will host Kimpton’s Red Hot Night in the Nation’s Capital, a cocktail party benefiting the Whitman-Walker Clinic. The event will feature popular TV personality and beauty/lifestyle expert Paul Wharton as co-host and emcee, $5 "Cocktails for a Cure,” light bites of Western Mediterranean cuisine from Urbana’s kitchen, and a live/silent auction including a weekend getaway to any Kimpton hotel nationwide and two roundtrip jetBlue tickets. A $10 admission fee includes one drink ticket and all proceeds benefit Whitman-Walker Clinic. The event begins immediately following the 5:30 pm candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle.

The Monocle’s 50th Anniversary Party

When? Wednesday, December 1st: 5:30-7:30pm

Where? 107 D St. NE, 20002


Phillips After 5
When? Thursday, December 2nd: 5:00-8:30pm
Where? The Phillips Collection: 1600 21st Street NW, 20009
What? Phillips After 5 combines a lively mix of people, jazz, gallery talks, superb modern art, and a cash bar for a memorable evening. Admission is $12; free for members. Cash bar.

Note: Due to the popularity of Phillips After 5 (the last 2 sold out prior to the date of the event), advance reservations are encouraged to insure admission. Reserve online until 12 hours before the event:

Young Consultants of DC Annual Holiday Party!
When? Friday, December 3rd: 7:00-10:00pm
Where? Midtown: 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW, 20036
What? The Young Consultants of DC invite you and your guest(s) to join them for their annual Holiday Party at Midtown Lounge. Come enjoy this extremely popular venue, meet up with friends, or work on your networking skills and make some new ones!

Drink specials include $3 beer, $5 wines and rail drinks, and specialty holiday cocktails.
This event benefits One Warm Coat, DC Village Shelter and Facilitating Leadership in Youth (FLY). RSVP here.

All Access: A Night at the Newseum
When? Friday, December 3rd: 8:00-11:00pm
Where? The Newseum: 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 20001
What? Newseum and bring you NEWSEUM: ALL ACCESS, the holiday party to start all 2010 holiday parties!
This is the Newseum's first ever official after-hours party…don’t miss it!
Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at the door will include:

  • Exclusive after-hours access to the Newseum--a dazzling, high-tech roller-coaster ride through 500 years of headline history including Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism, the Berlin Wall and exciting galleries, theaters and interactives
  • Autorock DJ.
  • a separate silent disco room.
  • Cash bar with specialty cocktails and holiday treats available for purchase— all provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering, featuring Smirnoff cocktails & hydration by vitaminwater.
  • An unveiling of a very special photo installation featuring some of our favorite D.C. faces and characters of 2010.
  • Exciting films, merriment, mistletoe and more!
    • Berlin Wall Gallery
    • Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss
    • G-Men & Journalists: Top News Stories of the FBI’s First Century
    • Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery
    • Interactive Newsroom and Ethics Center

The Capital Club’s 19th Annual Santa Soiree
When? Saturday, December 4th: 9:00pm-2:00am
Where? City Tavern Club: 3206 M Street NW, 20007
What? Live Performance by Atlanta's Premier Funk Band: The Answer.
Attire: Holiday Black Tie.
Tickets (Limit 350): Ladies- $80; Gents- $120.

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