Got a fast food craving? On Monday, stop by the Rayburn Cafe inside the Rayburn House Office Building for one of the most popular events of the year—the annual Taco Bell Congressional Reception.
From 5:30-7 p.m. members of Congress, legislative aides, and House and Senate employees are invited to attend the annual event that gives Taco Bell franchisees from around the country a chance to discuss issues of concern back in members’ home districts. It’s not all serious discussion though, the event is known for its laid-back and fun-filled atmosphere.
Be sure to bring your own bag to fill up with Taco Bell goodies, too. The reception is by invite only. For more information, contact Jen Trabon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If sliders are more your speed, Tuesday’s White Castle Reception is the event for you. Stop by to help the popular fast food chain with Wichita, Kan., roots celebrate its 90th birthday.
You’ll have a chance to fulfill your lunchtime cravings from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Capitol, Room HC-5.
Arguably the biggest ticket in town this week will take place on Thursday night at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. What event is expected to draw more than 800 people, including senior military officials, congressional leaders, service members, corporate executives, and administration officials? It’s Stand Up For Heroes: A Night of Hope, Healing, and Laughter, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The evening, hosted by Bob and Lee Woodruff, features a reception followed by a seated dinner program. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart will serve as the master of ceremonies and the Grammy-award winning band Train will provide entertainment. Proceeds from the event will go to help the Bob Woodruff Foundation ensure that injured service members, veterans, and their families reintegrate after returning home.
For some, summers are all about road trips. On Thursday, you can road trip across the United States from the comfort of a movie theater at the HBO Documentary Films and Campus Progress screening of Citizen U.S.A. A 50-State Road Trip.
The screening starts at 6:30 p.m. at AMC Loews Georgetown 14, 3111 K St., NW. After the movie there will be a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker, Alexandra Pelosi (yup, she’s House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter). Also on hand will be Campus Progress’s Eddie Garcia.
The free event also includes free popcorn and soda for all attendees. The event is open to the public with an RSVP, but seating is currently full. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Love to spend your Friday nights at the movies? This Friday, head over to the West End Cinema, 2301 M St., NW, for Slow Food D.C.’s Foodies Night at the Movies.
The event starts at 6 p.m. on the West End Cinema’s patio with a reception catered by Chef Pedro Matamoros of 8407 Kitchen Bar in Silver Spring.
The menu is slated to include delicacies, including rabbit and truffle rillette and duck terrine, as well as some local wines.
At 7 p.m., the event moves inside with the screening of the documentary Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms. After the movie, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Kristin Canty.
Tickets are $33 and are available online at http://foodiemovienight.eventbrite.com/.
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This article appears in the June 13, 2011, edition of National Journal Daily.