WASHINGTON GUILD OF GOLDSMITHS SHOW
The opening reception for the 19th biennial juried show of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway in Bethesda, Maryland. Displaying hollowware, sculpture and jewelry, the show runs from Nov. 7 to 30. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
NSO VETERANS DAY CONCERT
The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke, will pay tribute to men and women in the U.S. military with a free Veterans Day concert on Monday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Joined by guest vocalist Nikki Renée Danielson, the orchestra will perform space-related works and American favorites.
TRANSFORMER BENEFIT PARTY
Transformer, D.C.’s nonprofit platform for emerging artists, will hold its 15th annual silent auction and benefit party on Saturday, Nov. 17, at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, 500 17th St. NW. The event’s diplomatic chairs are Greek Ambassador Haris Lalacos and Anna Michalopoulou. Works by emerging Greek artists will be among those featured in this year’s auction. Tickets are $175.
HOPI TRIBAL FESTIVAL
On Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, will host a Hopi Tribal Festival. Members of the Hopi Tribe, a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona, will share artist demonstrations, history presentations and performances of music and dance. Admission is free.
On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4:30 p.m. at Duke Ellington School for the Arts, 35th and R Streets NW, the Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, under Theodore Thorpe III, will perform “With a Grateful Heart: A Gospel Thanksgiving.” The choir will be joined by Stellar Awards nominees Patrick Lundy and Roderick Giles and guest soloist Thomas Allen. Tickets are $25 ($10 for students).