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Events Calendar

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Oct
21
Sat
Imagination Stage presents “The Smartest Girl in the World” @ Imagination Stage
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

smartest-girl-150x238The Brown Club of DC is excited to announce the family-friendly production of The Smartest Girl in the World at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD. Produced by  Miriam Gonzales, Class of ’87, The Smartest Girl in the World follows studious Leo and his younger sister Lizzy. While they couldn’t be more different, Leo and Lizzy both dream of becoming successful and making life easier for their overworked parents. When Mami and Papi forbid Leo to accept a place on his school’s TV Challenge team due to his chronic illness, Lizzy studies up to compete in his stead. But, the plan backfires when Leo feels jealous rather than grateful. Can Lizzy win the competition and regain her brother’s love?

Brown University alumni save 20% using promo code ‘JoinBrown‘ for the Saturday, October 21, 2017 showing at 4PM. Tickets can be purchased here! The show runs from October 7 through October 29. Best for ages 6+.

Oct
27
Fri
Ghosts of Georgetown Tour @ Old Stone House
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ghost-toursSelected as the best ghost tour by Washingtonian Magazine, this private tour will put you in the Halloween mood!  Billed as a “creepy, cosmic and sometimes comic crawl through paranormal Georgetown – DC’s most historic and absurdly haunted neighborhood!”  Join us as we hear about some of Georgetown’s secrets.

Tour takes place rain or shine and is around 1.5 miles, ending at “The Exorcist” stairs at 36th and Prospect Street NW.  Every year this tour has sold out.  Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 12 to 21 – minimum age is 12.  Closet Metro is Foggy Bottom, from there walk 10 minutes or take the Circulator or 30s buses.  Parking is tight in Georgetown but there are commercial lots at Wisconsin and M.

To sign up click here.

If you have questions about the tour contact Margot Ross at margot.j.ross@gmail.com.

For more information about BtoB go to:  http://www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters.

Boomers to Busters is sponsored by the University of Chicago Club of DC. It is targeted for undergraduate and graduate alumni of Chicago and other schools who were undergraduates from the 1970s to 1990s, and their spouses, partners, and guests.

Participating schools include Amherst, Barnard, Berkeley, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Carleton, Case Western Reserve, Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, Columbia, Connecticut, Cornell, Emory, Georgia Tech, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Kenyon, Michigan, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Penn State, Pennsylvania, Pomona, Princeton, Smith, Stanford, Swarthmore, Tulane, Wellesley, Williams, Yale and the Capital Alumni Network.  All others are welcome.

Nov
1
Wed
Brown+Beyond: Cyber Security
Nov 1 all-day

Elliot Maxwell ’68 (moderator)
Matt Perault ’02
Marjory Blumenthal ’77
Tim Edgar

Nov
12
Sun
Brown Book Club: “H is for Hawk”
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

hawk The Brown Book Club will meet on Sunday, November 12, to discuss H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.  We’ll begin at 6pm with dinner, then go on to discussion.  Please RSVP by Friday, November 10 by contacting the event organizer, who will provide location information. Mention any food allergies, and bring $6 – $8 for the meal.

“The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald’s story of adopting and raising one of nature’s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel’s temperament mirrors Helen’s own state of grief after her father’s death, and together raptor and human ‘discover the pain and beauty of being alive’ (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.” – Amazon Book Review

Nov
17
Fri
Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat @ Capital One Arena
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

Come join fellow Brown alumnae as the Washington Wizards take on the Miami Heat!  We’ll plan on meeting up prior to the game for drinks.  Tickets are $29 and we will be sitting in Section 404, Rows J/K.  You can purchase tickets at the following link: https://groupmatics.events/event/Brownclub2.

Nov
19
Sun
Special Event: The Art of Joseph Holston @ Holston Residence
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE

The Brown Club of DC is proud to announce a special open house featuring the artwork of renowned painter and printmaker Joseph Holston on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 1 to 5PM. Original and prints will be available for sale to benefit the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University. Guest of honor to include B. Anthony Bogues, Director of the CSSJ and Professor of Africana Studies.

What: Special Open House ft. Artwork of Joseph Holston

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 1 to 5PM

Where: Hoston Residence, Silver Spring, MD

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission. Recognizing that racial and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas and the modern world, the CSSJ creates a space for the interdisciplinary study of the historical forms of slavery while also examining how these legacies shape our contemporary world. For further information call (301) 460-3096. 

Nov
27
Mon
Board Meeting @ Norton Rose Fulbright
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Monday, November 27th, the Brown Club of DC will hold its monthly board meeting. All Brown Club of DC board meetings are open to the alumni community. For more details, please contact Kevin O’Brien (kevin.scott.obrien@gmail.com) or Tony Teat (anthony_teat@alumni.brown.edu) – new board members are always welcome.

The board is responsible for planning many events throughout the year including group outings to plays and sporting events, speaker events featuring Brown professors and prominent alumni, and networking events with alumni and other schools.

Here are the details for Monday: 

What: November Board Meeting

WhenMonday November 27th, 7pm – 8:30pm

Where: Norton Rose Fulbright, 799 9th St NW, 10th Floor

If you are unable to make the meeting in person, a dial in available at request. 

Dec
10
Sun
Brown Book Club: “Evicted”
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

evictedThe Brown Book Club will meet on Sunday, December 10, to discuss Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond..  We’ll begin at 6pm with dinner, then go on to discussion.  Please RSVP by Friday, December 8 by contacting the event organizer, who will provide location information. Mention any food allergies, and bring $6 – $8 for the meal.

In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

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Dec
13
Wed
Third Annual Holiday Cocktail Party @ James Hoban's Irish Bar & Restaurant
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

We are thrilled to announce that the Brown Club of DC is holding its Third Annual Holiday Cocktail Party on Thursday, December 13th from 7p-10 pm at James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar!

We will once again be partnering with Thrive DC to hold a winter clothing drive for their homeless clients at the party! We’ll be collecting new or used adult coats (please no sweaters or sweatshirts), hats, scarves, gloves, blankets, and sleeping bags at the door.

Alumni and non-alumni guests are welcome.

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