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Curated Buy holiday pop-up at Cotton & Reed (Curated Buy holiday pop-up)

Out & About: 7 events to make your work week more exciting

Monday, November 13

DC Cocktail Week Begins: DC Cocktail Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), returns November 13-19. The District’s most exciting restaurants and bars are offering creative, specially paired cocktails and bites, giving guests the perfect reason to discover new favorite spirits, flavors and gathering places. For a full list of cocktail week events, click here.

Washington Wizards vs. Sacramento Kings: Head to the Capital One Arena to cheer on the Washington Wizards as they take on the Sacramento Kings. Game starts at 7 p.m.

Curated Buy holiday pop-up at Cotton & Reed: Curated Buy is presented by the merchandise and events teams from D.C.-based brand experience and marketing agency Advoc8, which is aiming to infuse some fun and whimsy back into the corporate holiday swag game this season. Putting a nontraditional twist on corporate gifting, Curated Buy offers an array of affordable, on-trend goods that can all be branded with company logos in time to send out to colleagues and clients this season.The two-night event will invite corporate gift buyers and shoppers to peruse a curated selection of designer flasks, artisanal maple syrups and cozy woolen wraps while sipping on Cotton & Reed spiced rum cocktails.

Tuesday, November 14

Diane Rehm: On My Own: In her new book, On My Own, NPR radio host Diane Rehm speaks about the death of her husband, who, nine years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, made the difficult choice to end his deteriorating condition by refusing to eat, drink, or accept medication. This experience transformed Ms. Rehm into an advocate for increased discussion about end-of-life care and the right to die on one’s own terms. $75 Members and Non-members, Woman's National Democratic Club.

Wednesday, November 15

IFAW's Speakers Series: Cocktails and Conservation with Pat Awori: The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are hosting Pat Awori, renowned conservationist and one of the world’s leading elephant allies, in their latest Speaker Series event on Wednesday, November 15th at 6 pm. A born storyteller, Pat Awori seamlessly weaves African history and wildlife conservation issues into a deeply personal account of the past, present and future of conservation on the continent. In IFAW’s latest Speaker Series event, she will detail stories of a life and career dedicated to wildlife conservation in Africa.

Thursday, November 16

Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C's History Happy Hour: Back by popular demand, History Happy Hour returns to the Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. Held on the third Thursday of every month, this two-hour event distills American history through cocktails, while also providing attendees a hands-on class on the art of cocktail making. Led by Jim Hewes, a venerable mixologist and legendary bartender at The Willard’s iconic Round Robin Bar for over thirty years, and featuring rotating historians throughout Washington, D.C., History Happy Hour offers a mixology lesson “straight up” with history “served long”, a perfect pairing for cocktail aficionados and history buffs. $55 (Includes (3) cocktails and light appetizers).

Capturing the Story with a Camera: Hear from New York Times’s Pulitzer-winning Photojournalists at Dupont Underground: Listen to a fascinating conversation with New York Times photojournalists Todd Heisler and Leslye Davis, as they take you behind the scenes of major news events and the compelling images that capture them. Todd Heisler joined the New York Times as a staff photographer in 2006, the same year he won a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for a project following a Marine casualty assistance officer and the families of Marines killed in Iraq. Leslye Davis is a documentarian and photographer who has covered the ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris and most recently reported from Houston, photographing Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Leading the discussion, accompanied by photos and videos is Meaghan Looam, a New York Times photo editor.

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