5 events worth checking out in Washington this week

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From a course on international humanitarian law to a fundraiser in aid of Guatemalan schoolchildren, there's plenty to enjoy in Washington this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Humanity in War: An International Humanitarian Law Primer for Professionals

From the event description:

This daylong course is a comprehensive introduction to International Humanitarian Law and is appropriate for professionals working in the international, humanitarian or legal spheres. 

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: American National Red Cross, 430 17th St. NW
Admission: Free
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India Independence Day Celebration

From the event description:

Join us for a fun day full of activities and offerings as we celebrate India's 72nd Independence Day on our rooftop farm. We grow a variety of Indian and other ethnic crops that we would love to share with you.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: H Street Farms, rooftop at W.S. Jenks and Son, 910 Bladensburg Road NE
Admission: $5-$15
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#Gethomesafe H Street

From the event description:

Happy hour beverages and snacks for the full five hours. Musical selections by DJs @kaybhart and @_gudo.

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 3-8 p.m.
Where: Hill Prince, 1337 H St. NE
Admission: Free
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Before Anything Else II

From the event description:

Mixer brought to you by The Polar Movement. Drink specials and live music selections from TPM’s top artist. Proceeds will be donated to charity. We encourage you to help by bringing school supplies for the kids and donating to the college fund. 

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 3-8:30 p.m.
Where: 2002 Fenwick St NE
Admission: $15-$120
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Task Tarea Cocktail Party Fundraiser

From the event description:

Money raised will be donated to Task Tarea, a nonprofit organization that helps Guatemalan girls to go to school for a whole year. You will meet the ambassador from Guatemala, Manuel Espina. Eight-year-old pianist Yahaira Tubac will perform. 

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Guatemala Official Residence, 2839 Woodland Drive NW
Admission: $100 
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Parking in DC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of DC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.

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