Each spring in celebrities and political power players flock to Washington, DC to celebrate the humorous White House Correspondent's Dinner (WHCD) that acts as a "roast" of our nation's Commander in Chief.
This year will mark the centennial WHCD celebration and - with The Soup's Joel McHale set to host - it proves to be a marquee year for media and brand companies to capitalize on the exposure that participating in the weekend's many private events can bring.
In past years the weekend's series of events were fairly predictable with calendar mainstays like Rock the Vote, The Creative Coalition, Tammy Haddad's Brunch, Capitol File, MSNBC and Vanity Fair the expected line-up of events outside of the official dinner. However, although some of the aforementioned events still hold a place on the WHCD 2014 party circuit line up, this year is lining up to be some what of a game changer.
Below are the confirmed events buzzing around the DC social circuit this week. All are private and invitation only and promise star sightings and politico elbow rubbing.
Thursday, May 1, 2014:
Ink Blot Army & FinePoint PR present the annual SPIN ROOM with Rock the Vote and Future Civic Leaders at the No Kings Collective new Hierarchy art space next to Napoleon.
Friday, May 2, 2014
People Magazine/Time Inc. annual event (typically held at the St. Regis)
Capitol File Magazine reception
Voto Latino annual Our Voices event at the Hay Adams Hotel
The Hill & Entertainment Tonight event at the Canadian Embassy
Google / Netflix private event
The Creative Coalition dinner at the new STK restaurant
HyperVocal's New Media 2.0 event at the Newseum with performance by the US Royalty
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Tammy Haddad's annual brunch at the home of Mark Ein
Official Hilton pre-parties (such as ABC / Yahoo!)
100th annual WHCD hosted by The Soup's Joel McHale
Facebook / Buzzfeed hosted party during the official dinner
Vanity Fair / Bloomberg annual cream of the crop party. In years past this star studded, beyond exclusive event was always held at the residence of the French Ambassador. However, this year it will be held at the Italian Embassy.
MSNBC annual WHCD dinner event
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Politico brunch hosted by the Albrittons
Tumblr/Yahoo! brunch event
Sprinkles Cupcakes kids WHCD brunch event by Ein Communications