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‘Empowering Everyone to Succeed – Professionally and Personally’ is the topic of a SACU (Swedish-American Cultural Union) Luncheon with Gunilla Girardo

GUNILLA GIRARDO of Next Level USA will be the speaker at a SACU luncheon in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Jan. 23. The topic of the speech is “Empowering Everyone to Succeed – Professionally and Personally.”

MS. GIRARDO will share lessons learned and best practices from her 20 years of helping organizations and individuals succeed in the US market. She will also share her reflections on what makes or breaks a deal and what she thinks Scandinavians can learn from the mindset of Americans.

THE SACU luncheon will be held at the Pier Seven Restaurant in the Channel Inn, 650 Water Street, S.W., Washington, D.C., on the District’s Southwest waterfront, beginning with “no host” cocktails at noon and concluding by 2 p.m. Member cost is $25.00, non-members $29.00. Parking is available on the street or in the Channel Inn parking garage (validation available). For non-drivers, the Waterfront Station of the Metro Center Green Line is in walking distance.

For reservations: maria_bowie4@hotmail.com by Tuesday, Jan. 21.

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The Picnic Theatre Company Presents a Festive Rendition of Sherlock Holmes’ Hound of The Baskervilles

The Picnic Theatre CompanyThe Picnic Theatre Company’s members Nurith Celina Aizenman, Joe Brinker, Nova Daly, Betsy L. Graves, Jane Latham Hodges, John Plumb, Omar Popal, Sandrine Rastello, Christina Sevilla and Matt Stoller and Director Karim Chrobog after the Thursday evening, Nov.21 performance.

THE WASHINGTON-BASED Picnic Theatre Company presented three sold-out, fun-filled performances of Sherlock Holmes and Hound of The Baskervilles at Dumbarton House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. The play by Tim Kelly was based on the famous story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and was directed by Karim Chrobog. The Picnic Theatre Company performers were Nurith Celina Aizenman, Joe Brinker, Nova Daly, Betsy L. Graves, Jane Latham Hodges, John Plumb, Omar Popal, Sandrine Rastello, Christina Sevilla and Matt Stoller.

IN THE STORY, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson have been summoned to Baskerville Hall on a desolate Scottish moor. An old colleague Dr. Mortimer hopes to enlist the pair to determine if the recent death of Sir Charles Baskerville is the result of an alleged curse that has loomed over the Baskerville family since 1742. The Picnic Theatre’s rendition of the resulting investigation by Holmes is filled with intrigue and delightful humor.

SINCE ITS founding in 2010, the Picnic Theatre’s productions include Moli?e’s “The Hypochondriac,” “The Misanthrope” and “Tartuffe The Hypocrite”; “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”; “An Evening with Anton Chekhov”; Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s “The Rivals”; and Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband.”

FOUNDING MEMBERS include award-winning documentary filmmaker and Picnic Theatre director Karim Chrobog.

FOR MORE information about The Picnic Theatre, visit www.facebook.com/PicnicTheatre.

Opening reception for the photo exhibit ‘Himnos – Anthems’ (‘Anthems: the criolla music of Peru) presented by Ana De Obregoso at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C.

Opening reception for the photo exhibit 'Himnos - Anthems' ('Anthems: the criolla music of Peru) Musical PE? with Billy Castillo, Manuel Ercilla and Victor Padilla performed criolla music on Friday evening at the Embassy of Peru.

ON FRIDAY evening, Nov. 15 the photographic exhibit and art installation “Anthems: the criolla music of Peru” presented by Ana De Obregoso opened at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. It is a celebration of Peruvian music that translates an integrated identity, collective memory. “The criolla music is a cult, life, heartbeat, it is blood, it is hearth.” During the evening Musical PE? with Billy Castillo, Manuel Ercilla and Victor Padilla performed criolla music.

Musical PE? performed criolla music on Friday evening at the Embassy of Peru.The photographic exhibit and art installation The photographic exhibit and art installation The photographic exhibit and art installation “Anthems: the criolla music of Peru.”

Swedish police officer Tor Burman will speak about Swedish and European police and law enforcement efforts at a SACU luncheon in Washington, D.C.

“SWEDISH and European police and law enforcement efforts – background and future” – is the topic at a SACU (Swedish-American Cultural Union) luncheon on Thursday, November 14 at the Pier Seven Restaurant in Washington, D.C. Speaker is Tor Burman, a Swedish police officer, who for the past five years has represented the European Union’s law enforcement agency EUROPOL in Washington. He will talk about how Sweden, the United States, and other countries work together to combat crime.

THE SACU luncheon begins at 12 noon with “no host” cocktails and concludes by 2 p.m. Member cost is $25.00, non-members $29.00. Pier Seven Restaurant is located in the Channel Inn, 650 Water Street, S.W. on the District’s Southwest waterfront. Parking is available in the Channel Inn parking garage (validation available). For non-drivers, the Waterfron Station of the Metro Center Green Line is in easy walking distance.

FOR RESERVATIONS: please call 301-328-5426 or email klasbergman@yahoo.com.

Swedish-American Cultural Union (SACU) Luncheon with Inger Arenander, Correspondent for Swedish Radio in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Oct. 17

INGER ARENANDER, correspondent for Swedish Radio in Washington, D.C. will speak at a SACU (Swedish-American Cultural Union)-luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Pier Seven Restaurant in the Channel Inn. She will discuss the current political situation in Sweden and what to look for as Swedish voters go to the polls in 2014. The topic is “The situation in Swedish politics before the 2014 election.”

THE LUNCHEON begins at noon and concludes by 2 p.m. The Channel Inn is located at 650 Water Street, S.W. on the District’s Southwest waterfront. Parking is available on the street or in the Channel Inn parking garage (validation available). For non-drivers, the Waterfront Station of the Metro Center Green Line is in walking distance.

MEMBER cost is $25.00 and non-members $29.00. For reservations, contact tbjallra112@gmail.com by Tuesday, Oct. 15

Washington-based band Suspicious Package held its 5th anniversary party and performance at Rock and Roll Hotel

The Washington-based rock band Suspicious Package performed at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday evening. The Washington-based rock band performed at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday evening.

THE WASHINGTON-BASED rock band Suspicious Package celebrated its fifth anniversary with a performance and party at the Rock and Roll Hotel on H Street, N.E. in the nation’s capital on Saturday evening, June 29. The members of the band – Tim Burger, Bryan Greene, Josh Meyer, Christina Sevilla and Tom Toles – performed a variety of classic – and less known — rock songs. A few songs were honoring one of the greatest rock bands of all times – The Rolling Stones - who just performed at the Verizon Center in Washington earlier in the week.

The Washington-based rock band Suspicious Package performed at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday evening.

The Washington-based rock band Suspicious Package performed at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday evening.

The Washington-based rock band Suspicious Package performed at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday evening.

The Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Spa Logic Grand Opening Launch Party in Washington

Spa Logic grand opening launch party in WashingtonKathy Luu of Spa Logic, Amanda Williams-Vasquez of Minnianda, Guilaine Omanda of Minnianda, Zhen Lin of Spa Logic and My Ly Tong of Spa Logic

SPA LOGIC – a new boutique hair salon in Dupont Circle in Washington – hosted its Grand Opening Launch Party on Thursday evening, June 6.

Spa Logic grand opening launch party in WashingtonSpa Logic in Washington held its grand opening launch party on Thursday evening.

THE CELEBRATION featured a special storefront presentation of summertime hair and beauty looks by Spa Logic’s award-winning stylist Thomas Shelton, City Paper’s “Best of D.C.” Best Hair Stylist winner (2012, 2013); Spa Logic’s owners and master stylists Kathy Luu and Zehn Lin; and award-winning cosmetic tattooartists and stylist My Ly Tong. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks were also provided as well as international sounds during the evening.

Spa Logic grand opening launch party in WashingtonMy Ly Tong of Spa Logic and Amanda William-Vasquez of Minnianda

Spa Logic grand opening launch party in WashingtonGrand opening launch party at Spa Logic in Washington

Spa Logic is located at 1721 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. For more information: www.spalogicdc.com.

Spa Logic grand opening launch party in WashingtonSpa Logic opening launch party

Taipei Reception and Briefing with The National Press Club’s International Correspondents Committee in Washington

Taipei Reception and Briefing with The National Press Club's International Correspondents Committee in WashingtonJerome Berry, Ambassador Pu-tsung King and Mrs. King, and The National Press Club’s vice chairman and the chair of NPC’s International Correspondents Committee Myron Belkind and Alan Hermesch

THE TAIPEI Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Washington, D.C. invited members of the International Correspondents Committee for National Press Club to attend a reception and briefing at Twin Oaks Estate on Wednesday evening, June 5.

Taipei Reception and Briefing with The National Press Club's International Correspondents Committee in WashingtonThe National Press Club President Angela Greiling Keane and Ambassador Pu-tsung King

THIS YEAR’S briefing was conducted by the new chief representative of the Taipei mission, Ambassador Pu-tsung King. The reception and dinner featuring Taiwanese delicacies was followed by Ambassador King’s briefing on U.S.-Taiwan relations and peace prospects in East Asia.

Taipei Reception and Briefing with The National Press Club's International Correspondents Committee in WashingtonThe National Press Club’s vice chair and the chair of the International Correspondents Committee Myron Belkind introduces Ambassador Pu-tsung King of the Taipei Mission.

Taipei Reception and Briefing with The National Press Club's International Correspondents Committee in WashingtonAmbassador Pu-tsung King speaks on the U.S.-Taiwan relations and peace prospects in East Asia.

Taipei Reception and Briefing with The National Press Club's International Correspondents Committee in WashingtonTaipei reception and briefing

Twin Oaks Estate in Washington, D.C.The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative and its predecessors have been located in the Twin Oaks Estate in Cleveland Park in Washington, D.C., since 1937.

Twin Oaks Estate in Washington, D.C.Twin Oaks Estate in Washington, D.C.

Twin Oaks Estate in Washington, D.C.Twin Oaks Estate in Washington, D.C.

Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale Concert and Reception at the House of Sweden in Washington

JENNY LIND: The Swedish Nightingale Concert and Reception will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 6:15 p.m. at the House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007.

JENNY LIND, a Swedish opera star when the great impresario P.T. Barnum escorted her to the United States in 1850 for a grand tour, is a legend still today.

THE JENNY Lind Scholarship is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the People’s Park and Community Center in Stockholm. The prestigious Jenny Lind Scholarship for 2013 has been awarded to Ms. Magdalena Risberg, soprano, based on a voice that is natural and simple, yet rich and moving, showing great musicality. Her accompanist is Mr. David Huang, who has been awarded the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Accompaniment Scholarship.

A RECEPTION with light refreshments, courtesy of SWEA, will take place before the concert. The concert begins promptly at 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $15. RSVP to: sweadcprogram@gmail.com. The event is presented by SWEA Washington DC and supported by Embassy of Sweden.