Steven Tyler at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Steven Tyler at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

You don’t want to close your eyes or you’ll miss rock star Steven Tyler at “A Celebration of the American Songwriter,” a private performance on the swanky rooftop of 101 Constitution Ave. On Tuesday night, Tyler concludes his visit to Washington by receiving an award from the National Music Publishers Association after hanging out on 14th Street on Sunday and lobbying the Hill on behalf of songwriters’ rights on Monday.

Had too much “Sweet Emotion”? Also on Tuesday, Northern Virginia’s own, Olympic swimmer Kate Ziegler, will join the Congressional Vegetarian Caucus for a lunch the first lady would be proud of at the Capitol Visitor Center. On the menu? Roasted butternut squash with kale, carrot and beet salad, and vegan muffins from Banana Love Muffins. “Mmm” or “Ew!”?

Have your pens at the ready this Wednesday when Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter will be signing copies of his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power,” at The Washington Post auditorium. Post columnists David Ignatius and Sally Quinn will be on hand to interview the former president, whose latest book urges an end to to violence against women.

 

Rapper Nas at the South By Southwest in Austin in March. (Photographer David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) Rapper Nas at the South By Southwest in Austin in March. (Photographer David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

To wrap things up, rapper Nas will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic, a hip-hop classic, with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center’s “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide” festival on Friday and Saturday nights. Our sources tell us that there will be an invite-only after party sponsored by Hennessy V.S at the KC Cafe on the rooftop terrace. 

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