Heard on the Hill

Get Ready for Party City

D.C. rolls out the red carpet for Correspondents' Dinner week

Do you get to go to the main event? (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It's "Nerd Prom" time in the nation's capital — that time when the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner turns the District into Party City. For the next four days, members of the government, the media and a smattering of celebrities will take over Washington's social scene and all the parties surrounding the big event with the president.

Thursday

   

Washington Women in Journalism

  • This Kalorama home wins for best residential venue
  • 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Home of Gloria Story Dittus, Kalorama

Tinder/Independent Journal

  • What's better than meeting your girlfriend on Tinder? Meeting her at a Tinder party
  • 8-10 p.m.
  • W Hotel rooftop, 515 15th St. NW

Bytes & Bylines

  • What's better than a party at the ambassador's residency? Partying with the ambassador
  • 7-10 p.m.
  • Spanish Ambassador's Residence, 2350 Foxhall Road NW
  • Celebrities: Ambassador Ramon Gil-Casares, Wendi McClendon-Covey ("The Goldbergs")

Friday

   

People, Time magazines

  • The most attractive celebrity guest list
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • St. Regis, 923 16th St. NW
  • Celebrities: Jenna Fischer ("The Office"), Nyle DiMarco ("Dancing with the Stars")

The Hill

  • Next to the Newseum, but not quite the Newseum
  • 7-10 p.m.
  • Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

White House Correspondents’ Jam II

  • Media and musicians kick out the jams
  • 7-11 p.m.
  • The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW
  • Celebrities: Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, John “JB” Bell of Widespread Panic

Google, HBO, Smithsonian

  • Who doesn't want to party with Bryan Cranston?
  • 8 p.m.
  • The Renwick, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
  • Celebrities: Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), director Jay Roach ("Meet the Parents")

SAG, Variety, Washington Post

  • The best celebrity guest list in town
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • The Washington Post, 1301 K St. NW
  • Celebrities: Anthony Anderson ("Black-ish"), producer Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy")

Capitol File

  • Notoriously hard to get into
  • 7:30-10 p.m.
  • British Ambassador's Residence, 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Podwall Party

  • A pop-up speakeasy featuring craft cocktails
  • 9 p.m.
  • The Sheppard, 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW
  • Celebrities: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Matthew Morrison ("Glee")

The New Yorker

  • Classic D.C. venue for a classically good party
  • W Hotel, 515 15th St. NW

Voto Latino

  • To celebrate diversity in media
  • 7-10 p.m.
  • Hay-Adams Hotel, 800 16th St. NW

Saturday

   

Atlantic Brunch

  • Features a conversation about "Women, Fairness & Power"
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • District Commons, 2200 Washington Circle NW
  • Celebrities: U.S. women's soccer goalie Hope Solo, Connie Britton ("Nashville")

Pre-dinner parties at the Hilton: Yahoo, ABC

  • The first of the many Hilton pre-dinner parties
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Actor Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper on the Netflix series "House of Cards," is a notorious party attendee. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Actor Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper on the Netflix series "House of Cards," is a notorious party attendee. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Reuters

  • Will he be wearing his Super Bowl ring?
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Celebrities: Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Michael Kelly ("House of Cards")

Atlantic, CBS

  • While Uber surges all night, party with its co-founder
  • 6 p.m.
  • Celebrities: Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick

USA Today, Gannett

  • This Kardashian represents for the whole family
  • Celebrities: Kendall Jenner ("Keeping up With the Kardashians"), Miles Teller ("The Spectacular Now")

Fox News

  • Haven't we seen one of these celebrities already?
  • Celebrities: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, JC Chasez ("NSYNC")

White House Correspondents' Dinner

  • The main event
  • 8-10:30 p.m.
  • Hilton, Ballroom
  • Hosted by comedian Larry Wilmore

National Press Club Watch Party

  • For those who couldn't get in
  • 6:30–11 p.m.
  • National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW

After-parties

Reuters

  • Forgot to check for that Super Bowl ring? You can look for it now
  • 10:30 p.m.-midnight
  • Hilton, Columbia Rooms 9–12
  • Celebrities: Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Michael Kelly ("House of Cards")

NBC/MSNBC

  • Inside "that giant, beautiful building you see when getting on the highway"
  • Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW
  • Celebrities: Jaimie Alexander ("Blindspot")
(Photo courtesy of the Onion)
(Photo courtesy of the Onion)

The Onion

  • This party wins for best promotional graphic
  • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Newseum, Knight Conference Center 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Colombian Embassy

  • Another opportunity to party with an abassador
  • 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
  • Private Residence of the Colombian Ambassador, 1520 20th St. NW
  • Celebrities: CNN's Wolf Blitzer, former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd

Sunday

CNN

  • The first hangover spottings of the day
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St. NW

Reuters

  • OK, last chance to look for that ring
  • 11 a.m.
  • Hay-Adams Hotel, 800 16th St. NW
  • Celebrities: Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Michael Kelly ("House of Cards")

Politico

  • What's more interesting to watch for is who doesn't make it to brunch
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Allbritton home, 3124 Q St. NW

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