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    Events This Week

    Humanities Council Happy Hour: "DC's Triple Threat: Sex, Scandals, and Social

    Media"

    Date:

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

    BAR 7

    Venue Address:

    1015 1/2 7th Street NW

    Washington, DC 20001

    United States

    See map: Google Maps

    http://bar7dc.com/

    Humanities Happy Hour is back with a series of four events each Wednesday from July 20 to August10 at Bar 7 on Mt. Vernon Square!

    July 20 - "DC's Triple Threat: Sex, Scandals, and Social Media"

    Join sex therapist Peter Chirnos, journalist Marc Sandalow, gossip columnist Amy Argetsinger, andblogger Stef Woods as they discuss scandalous behavior in the District and how it is increasingly

    magnified by the media.

    There is no need to register for any of these events. Just stop by Bar 7 after work and join in on theconversation! As an added perk, a percentage of your tab will support the Humanties Council of

    Washington, DC! And, as usual, the bar will serve the famous HUMANITINI - don't forget to give it atry!

    http://www.wdchumanities.org

    http://bar7dc.com/http://www.wdchumanities.org/http://www.wdchumanities.org/http://bar7dc.com/
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    Yoga in the Park

    Date:

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Meridian Hill Park

    Venue Address:

    15th St NW and W St NW

    Washington, DC 20009

    United States

    See map: Google Maps

    Join Citizen Effect for our 2nd Annual Yoga Challenge's FREE Yoga in the Park event!

    This August is Citizen Effect's Yoga Challenge. Citizen Effect has partnered with yoga studios aroundthe city to give deals to anyone who signs up to raise $250 for Becky's Fund, a nonprofit organization

    addressing domestic violence in the District. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for Becky's fund while

    having fun and getting healthy.

    Come out on July 20th for a free class, bring your friends, and be part of a critical cause here in DC!

    The Citizen Effect Team.

    Facebook event link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131463153606498

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131463153606498http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131463153606498http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131463153606498
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    2011 Indian Summer Showcase June 3-August 6

    SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Moccasins and Microphones

    Wednesday, July 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

    Rasmuson TheaterNational Museum of the American Indian4th Street & Independence Avenue SWWashington DC 20024

    The Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team presents Moccasins and Microphones: Modern

    Native Storytelling, a theater production based on the poetry of their award-winning debut album

    featuring Native and contemporary songs and dances.

    The show follows two Native American youth (siblings Joe and Anita) through their birth, education

    at an Indian boarding school, and early adult lives as Natives in todays world. The celebrated SFIS

    Spoken Word Team has traveled throughout the US and internationally to perform their poetry and

    has been featured on the New York Times, the PBS News Hour and HBO. .

    Click here to RSVP

    Unsubscribe

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    Come by ZWK this Wednesday as we present the PerfectSummer Wines or join us Friday & meet Chris fromInternational Cellars. Theres always something happening atZola Wine & Kitchen!

    Salute!

    COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS

    Zola Wine & Kitchen

    505 Ninth Street NW

    Washington, DC 20005

    Join ZWK for happy hour and enjoy our weeklypick of amazing new wines paried with our artisanal cheeses.

    Wednesday, July 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    ZWK Presents: Chillable Red Wines - Perfect for Summer!

    Chiarli Lambrusco Shindig Red Blend G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso

    Friday, July 22, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    Meet & Taste Wine with Chris from International Cellars!

    Pradio Friulano Malgra Nebbiolo Coste della Sesia "Kindred" by Sparkman Cellars

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    WORKINGMAN COLLECTIVE: Prospects and

    Provisions

    AN EVENING OF SWING POETRY

    Casey Smith, Assistant Professor, Corcoran College of

    Art + Design

    Thursday July 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    Hemphill Fine Arts1515 14th Street NW

    Washington, DC 20005

    A group of DC poets will take over the installation of

    Swing for a lively and informal reading. Disregardeverything you think you know about poetry readings; this

    one will prove your expectations wrong. Organized by

    Casey Smith. Participating readers TBA.

    Workingman Collective: Prospects and Provisions is on

    view through August 20, 2011.

    Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday10:00am5:00pm, and by appointment.

    Images top to bottom: Workingman Collect ive, Swing, 2011, steel, fir, powdercoat, clay pots, and

    assorted houseplants. 108" x 110" x 115", Ed. 3; Workingman Collective, Table, 2011, cherry, steel,G scale train set, B+O locomotive and coal car, 96" x 70" x 148", Ed. 3

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    So come on out for Happy Hour on Wednesday, July 20, where the Scoutmob team will be in attendance tomeet and mingle with the SMC-DC community! The 20th is their official launch date in Washington, DC, and

    we're happy to have them celebrate it with us. The local social media community is looking forward to meetingyou.

    A Great Divide? How Westerners and Muslims See Each Other

    Thursday, July 21, 12:15-1:45 p.m.

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20036-2103

    RSVP:http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3327

    Ten years after 9/11 and the start of the war in Afghanistan, how has the relationship between Western and Muslim

    publics evolved, and what does this mean for policy makers? A panel of experts will discuss a new Pew Research Center

    report on Western and Muslim publics views of each other, based on a survey conducted this spring by the Pew Global

    Attitudes Project. The report will provide insight into perceptions of relations between Western and predominantly Muslim

    nations, attitudes toward Islamic extremism, attitudes toward Muslim minorities, and the image of various religious groups.

    Pew Research Centers Andrew Kohut will present the new findings, followed by a discussion with Georgetown

    Universitys Samer Shehata and the Atlantic Councils Shuja Nawaz. Carnegies Marwan Muasher will moderate.

    http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3327http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3327http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3327http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3327
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    The Cato Institute invites you to a Book Forum Is this email not displaying

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    The Cato Institute invites you to a

    Book Forum

    July 21, 2011

    The Ethics of Voting(Princeton University Press, 2011)

    featuring the author

    Jason Brennan

    Georgetown University

    with comments by

    Bryan Caplan

    George Mason University

    Author, The Myth of the Rational Voter

    moderated by

    John SamplesCato Institute

    Purchase Book

    Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has

    the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that

    buying, selling, or trading votes is inherently wrong. Jason Brennan argues that voting is not a

    duty for most citizens in fact, he argues, many people owe it to the rest of us not to vote.

    Bad choices at the polls can result in unjust laws, needless wars, and calamitous economic

    policies. Brennan shows why voters have duties to make informed decisions in the voting

    booth, to base their decisions on sound evidence for what will create the best possible policies,

    and to promote the common good rather than their own self-interest. They should vote well or not vote at all. He argues that voting is not necessarily the best way for citizens to exercise

    their civic duty, and why some citizens need to stay away from the polls to protect the

    democratic process from their uninformed, irrational, or immoral votes. In a democracy, every

    citizen has the right to vote. Come hear Jason Brennan reveal why it's sometimes best if they

    don't.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    4:00 p.m.

    (Reception to follow)

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