[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/29/art.getty.palin.waving.jpg caption=" Gov. Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama will be at the annual Alfalfa Club Dinner Saturday night here in the nation's capital."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Guess who's attending the same dinner this weekend?
President Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.
Both will be at the annual Alfalfa Club Dinner Saturday night here in the nation's capital. The club has a small exclusive membership, and a raucous annual black-tie dinner that’s technically off the record.
George W. Bush was an annual attendee of the dinner, and Barack Obama is expected to keep that tradition alive this weekend.
The dinner is just one of a number of events that the former Republican vice presidential nominee will attend on her trip to Washington this weekend.
In a statement released yesterday, the Alaska governor's office says Palin will show up at "a number of non-partisan functions" and will also visit "with her D.C. staff to continue discussions concerning the president's stimulus package and Alaska dollars."
Palin is slated to attend a dinner Friday night at the residence of Fred and Marlene Malek. Fred Malek is a businessman who served Republican presidents Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush. High-profile guests from both political parties are expected to attend the function.
The governor's office also says Palin will attend a luncheon at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Saturday before heading over the to Alfafa Dinner.