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Frank Ahrens, vice president of global corporate communications for Hyundai, and Kathleen Hennessey, vice president of government affairs for Hyundai.

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Director Robert Richmond and actor Zach Appelman at the after party for the Folger Shakespeare Library's production of Henry V.

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The Washington Auto Show isn’t just about cars. It’s a must-attend event for lobbyists and regulators.

Last night, the Association of Global Automakers held a reception at its K Street office to celebrate the show. The “Global-tini,” an icy-blue concoction with white chocolate and vodka, was served along with a full buffet.

In attendance were Ed Cohen, vice president at Honda North America’s Washington office, and John Anderson, director of government affairs for Kia Motors (000270) Corp. Standing at the door to greet guests was the association’s president and chief executive, Michael Stanton.

Hyundai Motor Co. (005380)’s vice president of global corporate communications, Frank Ahrens, praised his “everyday” car, the Hyundai Veloster: “It’s hot.” Anderson is a fan of the Kia Cadenza, and the new Corvette models.

At tomorrow’s opening of the Washington Auto Show, outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to make an appearance. President Barack Obama stopped by last year and checked out a shiny red Chevy.

Realscreen Summit

At the sold-out Realscreen Summit, guests lounged on white sofas and cyber-surfed. The annual gathering of television and film producers and editors drew David Royle, an executive vice president of Smithsonian Networks and Tim Sparke, CEO of Mercury Media.

The summit’s headquarters in the Renaissance Hotel was the venue for a hip happy hour hosted by Discovery Networks.

Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney spoke about recutting and adding interviews to his Lance Armstrong documentary. The “What Men Want” panel focused on “testosterone-oriented” television, such as History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers” and BBC’s “Top Gear.”

British attendees to the summit gathered Sunday at the home of British Ambassador Peter Westmacott.

Folger Shakespeare

For a dose of live theater, there was the Folger Shakespeare Library reception for a new production of Henry V Monday night.

The after party brought out season sponsor Roger Millay, chief financial officer at Towers Watson (TW), the play’s director, Robert Richmond, and Zach Appelman, who plays Henry V and showed up without his crown.

Next week, the Folger will host Irish Ambassador Michael Collins for a reception in honor of the library’s new exhibition “Nobility and Newcomers in Renaissance Ireland.”

Mardi Gras

“Louisiana Live” will celebrate Mardi Gras and New Orleans as the host city of the Super Bowl tonight. The party at the Washington Hilton kicks off a weekend of Washington Mardi Gras festivities, which include a ball Saturday night.

Tonight is also the Washington Humane Society’s Sugar & Champagne Affair. Dogs will get to sample treats from Barkley Square’s dog bakery, while patrons will sample fare from chef Todd Gray, executive chef and co-owner of Equinox restaurant and the proud owner of five pets.

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray talked about his fondness for buying cat food in bulk at Costco at a lunch Tuesday with Washingtonian editor-at-large Carol Joynt. Joynt’s interview with the Mayor, on a wide variety of topics, will air on local television as part of her “Q & A Cafe” series. In attendance: AT&T Services Inc. vice president Lyndon Boozer; Tina Ang, a lobbyist for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP; and AOL Inc. (AOL) founder Jim Kimsey.

(Stephanie Green is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

Muse highlights include Jason Harper on cars, Lance Esplund on art.

To contact the writer on this story: Stephanie Green in Washington at sgreen57@bloomberg.net or on Twitter @stephlgreen.

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