Weekend Round Up January 24, 2013

Author Jodi Daynard
Author Jodi Daynard

Lecture and Book Signing by Jodi Daynard, author of 'The Midwife's Revolt'

January 24th, 2013 at 07:00 PM | $5.00 | education@dumbartonhouse.org | Tel: 202-337-2288 | Event Website](http://dumbartonhouse.org/events/)

"The Midwife's Revolt" takes the reader on a journey back to the founding days of America. It traces the path of Lizzie Boylston from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams and, finally, to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause. A novel rich in historical detail, The Midwife's Revolt opens a window onto the real lives of colonial women.

Address

2715 Q Street, NW

Nick's Riverside Grill Customer Appreciation Whiskey Event

January 25th, 2013 at 06:00 PM | Free | raquel@nicksriversidegrill.com | Event Website

Join Nick's Riverside Grill (3050 K Street, NW) for a free Customer Appreciation Whiskey Event. Bring your own cigars or purchase some at the restaurant. Whiskey tasting and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Amir Peay, owner of Georgetown Trading Company, will be there to introduce his fine collection of small batch Bourbons, Ryes and Irish whiskeys. RSVP to Raquel Mercado at raquel@nicksriversidegrill.com and include "FREE WHISKEY TASTING RSVP" in the email subject.

Address

3050 K Street NW

Capital Wine Festival

January 25th, 2013 at 07:00 PM | $65 | bbaskervill@fairfaxembassyrow.com | Tel: 202 736-1453 | Event Website

The 10-week dinner event kicks off with a grand opening reception on January 25 at 6:30 p.m. which will highlight the 10 wineries sponsoring the event. New this year, the Capital Wine Festival will also feature local wineries, Boxwood Vineyards and Tarara Winery, at the reception reiterating its commitment to “buy local; drink local.”

Address

2100 Prime; 2100 Massachusetts Ave., NW

'Understanding the Teenage Brain' a talk by Dr. Ron Clavier, Neuroscientist and Author

January 31st, 2013 at 07:00 PM | $0 | events@­briti­shschoolofwa­shington.­org | Tel: 202-829-3700 | Event Website

The British School of Washington will welcome Neuroscientist and Author of Teen Brain Teen Mind, Dr. Ron Clavier, in an exciting program of expert speakers. Dr. Clavier’s insightful and illuminating lecture, Understanding the Teenage Brain, demonstrates that an understanding of the teenage brain is the key to unlocking the mysteries of why teens think and act the way they do. Address

2001 Wisconsin Ave NW

Darioush Winery Wine Dinner: Capital Wine Festival

January 29th, 2013 at 06:30 PM | $145.00 | bbaskervill@fairfaxembassyrow.com | Tel: 202 736-1453 | Event Website](http://www.capitalwinefestival.com/)

Four-course wine dinner featuring wines of Darioush Winery. Most noted for its Bordeaux-style estate wines, Darioush crafts fine wines from its vineyards located in Napa Valley. Join host Allen Papp and experience this winery’s sensible approach to winemaking. Executive Chef Chris Ferrier will create a customized menu to complement the vintner’s selection for the dinner. Dinner will be served in 2100 Prime, providing an intimate dining experience. Address

The Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row; 2100 Massachusetts Ave., NW

“Authors on Deck” – Churchill and Sea Power by Christopher Bell

January 31st, 2013 at 12:00 PM | Free | Tel: 202-737-2300 | Event Website

As part of the United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series, author Christopher Bell will present his latest work, Churchill and Sea Power (Oxford University Press, 2012). Bell addresses a surprisingly neglected aspect of Winston Churchill's career: his attitude to sea power.

Following his presentation, Bell will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.

Address

United States Navy Memorial; Naval Heritage Center; 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

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