Word on the Hill: Social Events This Week

Stay busy on your last week before recess

Things will settle down in Washington next week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Things will settle down in Washington next week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted April 3, 2017 at 5:00am

Happy Monday, and welcome to April and springtime in D.C.

It’s the last session week before a two-week recess, when we all take a little break and catch our breath from a crazy couple of months in Washington.

Until then, there are a lot of events this week for staffers.

Happening today

Northrop Grumman Congressional Reception celebrating “American Innovation for the 21st Century.” Invite only. (5:30-7:30 p.m., Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)


Beyond the Red Carpet showcase of the American film and television industry. RSVP to rsvp2@mpaa.org. (4:30-6:30 p.m., 2044 Rayburn)

#HouseOfCode Reception & Demo Day featuring a science fair-style demo of award-winning apps by about 100 students from across the country. RSVP here. (4:30-7:30 p.m., Rayburn Foyer)

National Parks Conservation Association cocktail reception. RSVP is closed. (6:30-8:30 p.m., 300 New Jersey Ave. NW)


The National Pork Producers Council’s Congressional Bacon Fest to “exercise your right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of bacon!” RSVP to baconfest@nppc.org. You need a congressional ID to enter. (6-8 p.m., 1300 Longworth)

To celebrate Greek Independence Day, Haris Lalacos, the Greek ambassador to the U.S., is hosting a reception at the Center for Hellenic Studies. RSVP is closed. (6:30-8:30 p.m., 3100 Whitehaven St. NW)

Armenian Genocide commemoration reception hosted by the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues. Contact raffi@anca.org for more information. (5:30-6:30 p.m., North Orientation Theater, Capitol Visitor Center)

New lobbying shop

The high-profile lobby shop QGA Public Affairs began winding down on Friday with the departure of founder Jack Quinn, a former White House counsel. GOP strategists, including John Feehery, are opening a new lobbying and communications boutique called EFB Advocacy, CQ Roll Call’s Kate Ackley reported.

What’s going on?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.com.