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Happy International Women’s Day! Go Out and Celebrate!

We have quite a few choice opportunities to celebrate Women's History month in and around D.C. From every field and every perspective, these events chronicle some notable women you won't want to miss!

Wednesday, March 9
First, Twins Jazz gets some major snaps for its inaugural Women in Jazz Festival. The event runs four out of five Wednesdays this month; tomorrow you can check out Amy K. Bormet on the piano and Karine Chapdelaine on bass.
1344 U St. NW. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $12 advance, $15 door. (202) 234-0072.

Friday, March 11
Park Ranger Victor Pillow leads a talk at the World War II Memorial about the women who served both on the home front and in the military during the war. She'll discuss military programs created for women during WWII, address individuals who served, and talk about new roles women played in American agriculture and industry.
5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Free. (202) 286-162.

Saturday, March 19
Maybe not a lot of Girl Scouts read the Washington City Paper, but who doesn’t enjoy a scavenger hunt? Girl Scout Day at the Newseum features also features the opportunity to design your own bumper sticker, and a discussion on women in news history told through stories, artifacts and video.
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $21.95 adults, $12.95 kids 7-18. (888) 639-7386.

Wednesday, March 23
Together with the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the National Building Museum presents "Women of Architecture: Annabelle Selldorf: Architecture and Context" The German-born Selldorf has over 20 years of experience in the field, and her work ranges from the Neue Galerie New York to New York’s primary recycling facility.
401 F St. NW. 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Cost: $12 members and students, $20 non-member. (202) 272-2448.

Sunday, March 27
Putting the "international" in International Women's Day, Busboys and Poets screens Pushing the Elephant, the gripping story of Rose Mapendo, who was forced to leave her daughter behind when she fled genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When mother and daughter are reunited nearly 10 years later, Mapendo struggles to find balance as a mother and full-time advocate for refugees.
2021 14th St. NW. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. (202) 939-0794.

Thursday, March 31
And lo, on the last day of the month, we get "Remembering Lena Horne," a discussion at the National Portrait Gallery honoring the legendary jazz singer and entertainer civil rights activist with Horne's daughter, Gail Lumet Buckley, and Susan Lacy, creator and executive producer of the PBS series American Masters. Stay for a special screening of Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice.
800 F St. NW. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. (202) 633-1000.

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