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Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

The Hill and Entertainment Tonight Celebrate The White House Correspondents’ Dinner Weekend
Friday, May 2, 7 – 10pm
Hosted by Jimmy Finkelstein, news communications chairman, The Hill
DJ Connor Cruise
Cocktails by celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn
Expected to be in attendance: Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Darren Criss (Glee), Quest Love (The Roots), Brooklyn Decker (model), Katie Lowes (Scandal), Rose McGowan (Charmed), James Brooks (director; screenplay writer), Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Greta Van Susteren, FOX News contributors Kirsten Powers and Monica Crowley, CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, PBS’ Paula Kerger; NatGeo’s Gary Knell and Courteney Monroe; TIME’s Joe Ripp and Norman Pearlstine; and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).


Capitol File
and the Entertainment Software Association

Friday, May 2, 7 – 10 pm
With Golden Globe award-winning actress Robin Wright, of ”House of Cards”
And with the British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott and wife Lady Susie Westmacott


The New Yorker
with Editor David Remnick
Friday, May 2, 7 – 11pm


Our Voices – Celebrating Diversity in Media

Friday, May 2, 7 – 10pm
Host committee includes Amy DuBois Barnett, Ebony MagazineCornell BelcherMichelle Bernard; NYTimes‘ Charles Blow; theroot.com’s Donna Byrd; WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart; Maria Cardona; POLITICO’s Peter CherukuriDerek Dingle, Black EnterpriseMichelle Ebanks, ESSENCE Communications; HuffPost’s Miguel Ferrer; MSNBC’s Karen FinneyTamron Hall, Jeffrey Johnson, Alex Wagner, and Yvette MileyMichelle Herrera Mulligan, Cosmo Latina; Kristal High, politic365; PBS and NPR’s Maria Hinojosa; BET’s TJ HolmesJulissa Marenco, ZGS; CNN’s Bryan Monroe, and Geraldine MoribaLola Ogunnaike, “Today Show” contributor; Joy-Ann Reid, thegrio.com; Estuardo RodriguezLeslie SanchezJamal Simmons.


An Evening on O Street
Friday, May 2, 7pm
Hosted by Eric Podwall and Dom Pérignon
Expected to be in attendance: Tony Romo, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Ryan Kwanten, JC Chasez, and Aureta Thomollari.


Google-Netflix White House Correspondents’ Party

Friday, May 2, 8:30 – ??
With the casts of “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” and YouTube’s Kid President


ABC News, Fusion, and Noticias Univision Host Fonseca

Friday, May 2, 9pm – midnight
Featuring Grammy winner Fonseca


2.0 The New Media Party – The Next Generation of Hollywood, Tech, and Media

Friday, May 9, 9pm – 2am
Hosted by StartUp RockOn, Event Farm’s Ryan Costello and HyperVocal’s Lee Brenner
Music by US Royalty
Craft cocktails by Derek Brown – owner of The Passenger and The Columbia Room
A variety of food trucks on site
An interactive badge with a NFC (near-field communication) chip allowing guests to swipe their way through the party and set off various activations including:

  • Miniature talking robots offering personal conversations with guests who share their information with the event organizers prior to the party
  • Suspended spheres over the dance floor enabling guests to download music during the sets of DJ Gavin Holland and U.S. Royalty

 

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