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Fri., March 27, 7–11 p.m.

La Maison Francaise, 4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC

Get ready for a spectacular party with a French accent. The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe, and its closing celebration is always magnifique.

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The Smithsonian Enid A. Haupt Garden at Night


Tim GunnTim Gunn: How To Navigate Your Personal Runway
Wednesday, April 8, 6:45 p.m.

The beloved fashion guru from Project Runway (and D.C. native), talks about his career, what he’s learned about mentorship, and holding your own in a tough business—and in life. Buy tickets>>


Hunger GamesOur Appetite for The Hunger Games
Thursday, May 14, 6:45 p.m.

Stef Woods of American University, who developed a course on The Hunger Games, discusses why the success of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy offers plenty of food for thought. Buy tickets>>


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