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November 2018

Too Big: Rebuild by Design’s Transformative Response to Climate Change

November 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

Get the inside story of Rebuild by Design, the federal response devised to make coastal cities more resilient in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Henk Ovink, Dutch special envoy for International Water Affairs and principal for the Obama Administration’s effort, explains the innovative process he led, which was focused on building coalitions and running an intense international design effort. Following the talk, Ovink signs copies of Too Big (2018, nai010 publishers), available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

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December 2018

The Future of the Secret Cities

December 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$10 – $20

Find out how the U.S. government and its contractors are preparing for the next 75 years at Los Alamos, New Mexico, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Hanford, Washington and other sites built during World War II for the Manhattan Project. Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, (invited), David Klaus, formerly of the US Department of Energy, and Peggy McCullough, general manager, Bechtel, discuss efforts under way to modernize these sites, continue their breakthrough scientific discoveries, and clean the by-products…

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No Neutral Built Environments

December 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$10 – $20

Hear author Sarah Williams Goldhagen discuss how recent advances in neuroscience and environmental psychology posit that there are no neutral built environments—but, rather, ones that either positively or negatively impact our daily lives. She argues that new understanding of human perception and cognition makes it urgent that we rethink the role of built environment design in everyday life as an issue of social justice and public health. Following the talk, Goldhagen signs copies of her book Welcome to Your World…

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Second Annual Light Up The Season

December 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Light Up The Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National to be held on at Four Season’s Hotel in Washington, DC. It is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. This event highlights collaborations between Children’s National patients and notable area designers and artists - 23 in all from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, see list below and in attached press release. Together, they will create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths, menorahs and…

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1968: Shaping the District’s Future

December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

Close out this 50th anniversary year with talks and activities presented by the 1968/2018 Collaborative, a group of organizations and people engaged in programming related to D.C. in 1968. Hear from featured speaker Phil Portlock, a photographer, writer, documentary producer, social justice activist, historian, and native Washingtonian. Throughout the afternoon, consider how the events of 1968 shaped the District and how they will continue to as you engage with staff from the Museum, National Park Service, the Historical Society of…

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January 2019

D. Porthault Semi-Annual Sale

January 21 @ 10:00 am - January 26 @ 6:00 pm EST

Our semi-annual sale starts soon! 20-80% off select products starting Monday, January 21st! VISIT OUR STORE at 470 Park Avenue @ 58th Street opening at 10AM EST SHOP ONLINE starting at 9AM EST CALL US at 212.688.1660 starting at 9AM EST Limited quantities are available and all sales are final.

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February 2019

REMODELING + DESIGN SEMINARS

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Sun Design Remodeling – Corporate Office, 5795B Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, VA 22015 United States
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Are you and your family enjoying the most from your home? Learn how your neighbors are modifying their homes for a better quality of life through our remodeling + design seminars. Join us THIS SATURDAY, February 9th to learn about how design-build remodeling works for a whole home remodel, kitchen remodeling project or custom bathroom design – lunch will be included! Seminars: - Opening Up Your Floorplan - Thriving in Place: Planning Ahead - 10 Tips When Hiring a Design-Build…

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Our Collections Tour

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

Learn about the artifacts under the National Building Museum’s care, some we collect— such as the Washington National Cathedral Construction Archives Collection, the Raymond Kaskey Monumental Art Collection, and the Architectural Toy Collection—and some we borrow, including the artifacts seen in the Museum’s latest exhibition, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes tour, get a sneak peek at our newest acquisitions, and love our collection as much as we do. Space is limited to 45 people.

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Thos. Moser Announces President’s Weekend Inventory Sale February 16-18 with Up to 60% Off

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm EST
Thos. Moser Washington, DC Showroom, 1028 33rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Free

Thos. Moser’s Washington, DC Showroom is holding an inventory sale during the upcoming President’s Weekend featuring more than 100 floor samples with up to 60% off. Substantial savings on dining room sets, stools, lounge chairs, bedroom sets, office furniture, and more. This offer is valid in the DC Showroom only. Visit Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, February 17 from 12-5 p.m., and Monday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to take advantage of…

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Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. Opening Night

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$15 – $35

$25 Member | $15 Student | $35 Non-member Ages 21 and over. Join architects, designers, filmmakers, and design enthusiasts at an opening event that features a screening of Frank Gehry: Building Justice (2018). Enjoy food and drink for purchase, including a signature cocktail, and celebrate the power of architecture and design through film.

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Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C.

February 22 - February 24
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$10 – $15

$12 Members | $10 Students | $15 Non-members View over 35 feature length and short films, including Leaning Out (2018), Barbara Stauffacher: Visions Not Previously Seen (2018), and the D.C. premiere of Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light (2018), photographed here. Full schedule available to view at go.nbm.org/ADFF.

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March 2019

FLOS Offers 15% Discount during Spring Season Sale

March 4 - March 21
Volt and Watt, 2201 WISCONSIN AVE NW
Washington DC, DC 20007 United States
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Free

FLOS, the world-renowned Italian lighting brand, is pleased to announce that from March 4th to March 21st the company will host their spring season sale at participating dealers, offering 15% off their decorative collection, excluding replacement parts. This is a great opportunity to own some of the world’s most distinguished lighting fixtures for below retail value. Sale items include lamps from the Gaku collection (originally $279, now $237), the Snoopy Green table lamp (originally $1,495, now $1,271), and Wirering (originally…

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Ligne Roset to Host Semiannual Sale

March 12 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Ligne Roset, 2201 Wisconsin Avenue N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20007 United States
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Ligne Roset, the renowned French furniture and lifestyle brand, is offering 15% off its entire collection March 8-19, 2019, at all retail locations in North and South America and online with code VIP19. This is a great opportunity to own beautifully made luxe furnishings including sofas, dining tables, lighting, home accessories, and more for below retail value. Sale items include the Chrome Bell hanging lamp by Patrick Zulauf, originally from $610, sale price from $519; the Good Morning pedestal table…

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April 2019

Accessory Dwelling Seminar

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Free

Learn about designing and building an attached or detached accessory dwelling on your residential property in DC or Maryland. Seminar is free, but seating is limited to 35 people. Reserve a seat by calling 202-370-3414 or e-mailing nina@landisconstruction.com

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The 88th Annual Georgetown House Tour

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
St. John’s Episcopal, 3240 O Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$50.00

GEORGETOWN HOMES OF YESTERYEAR AND THEIR GARDENS OF TODAY ARE CELEBRATED AT THE 88TH ANNUAL GEORGETOWN HOUSE TOUR on SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH! If you’re partial to beautiful landscapes, lush gardens and unique architecture, than you won’t want to miss this year’s 88th annual Georgetown House Tour which will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 11am-5pm in Washington, DC’s most historic neighborhood. The House Tour, one of the oldest in the country, is once again Co-Chaired by Hannah Isles and…

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May 2019

Warehouse Event This Weekend! Timothy Paul + WILLEM SMITH     

May 3 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 8:00 pm EDT
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Weekend warehouse savings on new furnishings, floor samples and overstock items. Rugs, furniture, fabrics, leathers and accessories. Terrific prices on both sides of Merrilee Drive! This Weekend! Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 10 am to 6 pm (Friday to 9 pm)

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Washington DC Digital Marketing Conference

May 9 @ 9:30 am - May 10 @ 3:30 pm EDT
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$197

Washington DC Digital Marketing Conference is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.Washington DC Digital Marketing Conference will be held May 9th to 10th, 2019. It is an online event being streamed live and also available on demand. It’s the one digital marketing event for…

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Case Bethesda Design Studio Open House

May 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Case Bethesda Design Studio, 4701 Sangamore Road, North Plaza #40
Bethesda, MD 20816 United States
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Free

Join us for an open house in celebration of our newly remodeled design studio (open to the public). Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:30-6:30 p.m. Case Bethesda Design Studio 4701 Sangamore Road North Plaza #40 Bethesda, MD 20816

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“Rebloom on the Roof” Cocktail Fundraiser

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
LaVie Restaurant, 88 District Square SW, 5th Floor
Washington, 20024 United States
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$125.00

Join Co-Hosts Barry Dixon and Will Thomas for the Fifth Annual Rebloom on the Roof cocktail fundraiser at LaVie Restaurant. Help us celebrate the power of design to change lives for survivors of domestic violence. Enjoy rooftop views of The Wharf waterfront, cocktails, light fare and a silent auction including a designer sample sale. About Room to Rebloom: Room to Rebloom is a 501(c)3 organization centered on the restorative impact of interior design with a mission to empower women and…

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Lucketts Spring Market

May 17 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Clarke County Fairgrounds, 890 West Main Street
Berryville , 22611
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$15 – $40

21th ANNUAL LUCKETTS SPRING MARKET TO BE HELD MAY 17-19 AT CLARKE COUNTY FAIRGROUND Enjoy incredible one of a kind vintage finds for home and garden, in a beautiful country setting Lucketts, VA – Lucketts Spring Market is pleased to announce the dates for the 21st Annual event as May 17–19 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA. The wildly popular Northern Virginia event showcases more than 200 of the best “Vintage Hip” vendors on the East Coast. The…

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June 2019

Sip and Sew DC: Jumper

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Sew Creative Lounge, 3711 Rhode Island Avenue
Mount Rainer, MD 20712 United States
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$50.00

We're sipping, we're sewing AND partying! Come join us for Sip and Sew DC's where you will learn basic sewing techniques to make a jumper. And that's not all! We'll be listening to 90's Hip Hop while enjoying a glass a wine. All materials included plus two complimentary glasses of wine. No experience necessary! Class begins at 3pm. Time: 3pm-7pm Fee: $50 per class

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