Apr 24, 2023 - News

What's happening during White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend 2023

Joe Biden in a black tie and tuxedo at a party smiling with other guests around him

Then-Vice President Biden in 2016 at the Bloomberg Vanity Fair party. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The White House Correspondents' Association dinner is on Saturday, bringing a rush of before-and-after parties.

Unless you're on the guest list you won't be able to attend most of these events, but if you want to keep track of Washington's journalism cool kids, here's what's happening around town:

Thursday, April 27

Event: Washington Women in Journalism Awards

  • Host: Story Partners & Washingtonian Magazine
  • Location: Larz Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm

Event: Bytes & Bylines

  • Host: Allen Gannett, Eric Kuhn, Susanna Quinn, Sarah Kate Ellis, Shua Goodwin, and Adam Rathe
  • Location: 2211 30th Street NW
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Event: Power to the Patients WHCD Kick-off Celebration with performances by Fat Joe, French Montana, Rick Ross and Busta Rhymes

  • Location: Sequoia, 3000 K Street, NW
  • Time: 8pm - 11pm
Friday, April 28

Event: Crooked Media cocktail party

  • Host: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfieffer, Lucinda Treat
  • Location: Dauphine's, 1100 15th Street NW
  • Time: 5pm - 8pm

Event: ELLE Magazine's “Women of Impact”

  • Host: ELLE Magazine
  • Location: Ciel Social Club 601 K Street NW
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm

Event: Semafor's 'No Agenda' WHCD Party

  • Host: Semafor
  • Location: Home of Justin Smith
  • Time: 7pm - 9:30pm

Event: 2023 #RightToBearArts "Night Before" Gala Benefit Dinner

  • Host: The Creative Coalition
  • Location: The Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street NW
  • Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Event: Axios After Hours, presented by Live Nation

  • Hosts: Jim Vandehei, Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino
  • Location: The National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW
  • Time: 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Event: CAA WHCD Kickoff Party

  • Host: Creative Arts Agency
  • Location: The Henri: 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00pm

Event: The Embassy of the State of Qatar and Washingtonian

  • Host: Washingtonian and the Embassy of the State of Qatar
  • Location: Four Seasons Hotel Courtyard 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Time: 8pm - 11pm

Event: United Talent Agency’s Celebration of America’s Journalists, in partnership with General Motors

  • Host: UTA
  • Location: Fiola Mare
  • Time: 9pm - 12am
Saturday, April 29 (pre-dinner)

Event: White House Correspondents’ Weekend Garden Brunch

  • Host: Tammy Haddad, Gayle King, Kevin Sheekey, Mark and Sally Ein, Stephanie Ruhle, Jon Banner, Craig Minassian, Franco Nuschese, Teresa Carlson, Kelley McCormick, David Adler, and Dan Meyers.
  • Location: Beall-Washington House (Katharine Graham's former home), 2920 R Street NW
  • Time: 11am-2pm

Event: Inaugural Our Voice: An AAPI White House Correspondents Brunch

  • Host: Alfred Johnson & Emily Watts, Prisca Bae, Juju Chang, Norman Chen, Lily Grace Corvo, Nicole Dungca, Helena Andrews Dyer, Brad Jenkins, Weijia Jiang, Seung Min Kim, MJ Lee, Min Jin Lee, Kevin Lin, Lisa Ling, Richard Lui, Madalene Mielke, Katie Phang, Amna Nawaz, Katie Phang, Sabrina Siddiqui, Naomi Tacuyan Underwood, Jose Antonio Vargas
  • Location: Private residence
  • Time: 12:30pm-3pm

Event: Washington Post pre-dinner cocktail reception

  • Host: Fred Ryan and Sally Buzbee
  • Location: The Washington Hilton
  • Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Event: POLITICO and CBS Pre-Dinner Reception

  • Host: POLITICO and CBS
  • Location: Washington Hilton Courtyard & Gardens Level, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
  • Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29 (post-dinner)

Event: Byron Allen's The Grio D.C. Gala

  • Host: Allen Media Group
  • Location: The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Time: 10pm - 2am

Event: TIME 100 Years

  • Host: Ambassador of Switzerland Jacques Pitteloud and Angelique Gakako Pitteloud
  • Location: Residence of the Ambassador of Switzerland, 2920 Cathedral Avenue NW
  • Time: 10:30pm

Event: Comcast-NBCU News Group White House Correspondents’ Dinner After Party

  • Host: NBCU News Group and Comcast
  • Location: Organization of American States, 200 17th Street NW
  • Time: 10:30pm

Event: The After Party with Paramount

  • Host: CBS News and French Ambassador Laurent Bili
  • Location: French Ambassador’s Residence, 2221 Kalorama Road NW
  • Time: 11pm
Sunday, May 1

Event: POLITICO Brunch

  • Host: Elena & Robert Allbritton and POLITICO
  • Location: The Allbritton Residence
  • Time: 11am - 2pm

Event: Political Hangover Brunch

  • Host: CNN
  • Location: The LINE DC 1770 Euclid Street NW
  • Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional events.


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