Washington, get ready to party

Here’s The Hill’s guide to the parties surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Reminder: these events are invitation-only.

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Thursday, April 25

  • Foreign Affairs magazine and Devex present “It’s a Big World After All: Celebrating International Affairs Journalism.” Speakers include NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, PBS’s Margaret Warner and Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken. 6:30 p.m.
  • National Journal’s Hotline Political Pursuit contest. 7 p.m.
  • NeuProfile & FinePoint PR present “The Spin Room” with Rock the Vote. 8 p.m.

Friday, April 26

  • The Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft and Time magazine present the “Creativity Conference,” with former President Clinton, producer Harvey Weinstein, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), “Beasts of the Southern Wild” filmmaker Benh Zeitlin and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Founder and Chairman Ted Leonsis. 9:30 a.m.
  • The Hill hosts a cocktail reception at the Turkish Embassy Residence, 1606 23rd St. NW, 6 p.m.
  • The New Republic owner Chris Hughes hosts a cocktail reception at the magazine’s new office space. 5 p.m.
  • People/Time magazine cocktail reception.  People managing editor Larry Hackett and Washington correspondent Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, along with Time managing editor Rick Stengel and Washington bureau chief Michael Duffy, host the annual event. 6:30 p.m.
  • Atlantic Media Co. owner David Bradley and his wife, Katherine, will host their annual welcome dinner at their home. 6:30 p.m.
  • Maria Teresa Kumar and David Sutphen host “Our Voices: Celebrating Diversity in Media,” with honorary host Rosario Dawson, 6:30 p.m.
  • Editor David Remnick hosts the New Yorker cocktail reception on the rooftop at the W hotel, 7 p.m.
  • The Creative Coalition hosts a “Celebrate the Arts in America” dinner at Neyla, 3206 N St. NW.  Creative Coalition members Sharon Stone, Tracy Morgan, Sam Trammell, Kevin McHale, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Daly, Patricia Arquette, Leslie David Baker, Josh Radnor and Beth Behrs, among others, are expected.  7 p.m.
  • The Atlantic, National Journal and Our Time’s “Making News Party” at The Powerhouse, 3255 Grace St. NW, 10 p.m.
  • Lani Hay, President & CEO of Lanmark Technology Inc., hosts a performance by Live, 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 27

  • The Atlantic and National Journal host an “Inside the Newsroom Briefing” 9:30 a.m.
  • Garden brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad and Ted Greenberg, Kevin Sheekey, Hilary Rosen, Steve and Jean Case, Mark Ein, Alex Castellanos, Anita Dunn, Bill Knapp, Steve McMahon and Franco Nuschese to benefit CURE Epilepsy and the Miss America Foundation at the Beall-Washington House, 2920 R St. NW, 11 a.m.
  • Buzzfeed hosts an alternative party to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner at Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW, 7:30 p.m.
  • White House Correspondent’s Association dinner is held at the Washington Hilton hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. President Obama and Conan O’Brien to speak. Dinner begins at 8 p.m. Speeches begin near 9 p.m. The Washington Post, ABC/Yahoo News/Univision, CBS News/Atlantic Media/National Journal, The Nation/National Review, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, CNN/People/Time/Fortune and Bloomberg News will all be hosting pre-dinner receptions at the Washington Hilton.
  • Capitol File after-party, 10 p.m.
  • Bloomberg/Vanity Fair after-party held at the French ambassador’s residence, 2221 Kalorama Road NW, 11 p.m.
  • MSNBC after-party, Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW, 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 28

  • Thomson Reuters/Yahoo brunch, 11 a.m.



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