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Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride 

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington

  Thursday, June 17; 4 p.m.    Free, registration required  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116188639750/WN_VcOVur0fRaS1_R53Oq1Zyg   How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one gender or possessing both spirits sometimes refer to themselves as Two Spirit. In celebration […]

Beyond the Mall: Making Matters

Online

A weekend digital program series featuring both seasoned master artisans and the everyday makers who find solace and connection in creativity.

Free

Crossing Book Social

The Crossing 959 E St. SE, Washington

  Join Crossing Tuesday, June 29th at 5:30pm for convos and cocktails while discussing Last Summer at the Golden Hotel . Pickup a free copy of this new summer must-read at Crossing DC. Read the book and then tune in for a conversation with Philippa Hughes, social sculptor behind CuriosityConnects.Us. on Zoom! Zoom Book Social Event: Tuesday, June 29 5:30pm

Sundays in July, Habits of Happy People

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal St SW, Washington DC 20024 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

Sundays in July - Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. In this talk we will learn about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s experience. We […]

$6 – $12

Fit Series: F45 Bootcamp or Color Burst Flow by Yoga6

Color Burst Park 6000 Merriweather Dr., Columbia

Fit Series: F45 Bootcamp When: July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 7 6:45pm What: Heart-pumping classes with a live DJ! Free to all - RSVP in advance here!   Fit Series: Color Burst Flow by Yoga6 When: July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31 6:45pm What: Namaste with us […]

Good Kid-izen Series

Color Burst Park 6000 Merriweather Dr., Columbia

When: June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 10am-12pm What: A summer-long series of fun and learning celebrating inclusion, diversity and education. June 26: Global Passport July 10: Celebrate LGBTQIA+ July 24: Christmas in July August 7: Soulful Music Class Free to all - RSVP in advance here!

Amped in the Park

Color Burst Park 6000 Merriweather Dr., Columbia

When: July 14, July 28 6pm What: Live music is back and our dance-worthy summer line up will have you jamming the night away! July 14: Jah Works (Reggae) July 28: Shelby Blondell Band (Original Pop Rock) Free to all - RSVP in advance here!

Summer Film Series at the MLK Memorial: The Princess & the Frog

MLK Memorial 1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG – Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. Walt Disney Studios’ classic, “The Princess and the Frog,” gives a Jazz Age-era New Orleans twist on a classic tale. It features a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them […]

In-person performance inspired by sculptures and Alvin Ailey’s Revelations with Krystal Collins/new growth collective at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

WHAT: Krystal Collins/new growth collective at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens   WHEN: Tuesday, July 20th; Wednesday, July 21st; Friday, July 23rd; and Saturday, July 24th WHERE: The Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens; 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008; Parking Directions   TICKETS: Available at midnight on June 28th here This summer, Krystal […]

The Spies of Georgetown Walking Tour

Come hear insider stories from former CIA officer George as you stroll through the scenic Georgetown neighborhood. Learn about the pivotal role the residents here played in the WWII era. We'll visit the former homes of William "Wild Bill" Donovan, William Colby, Roald Dahl, and Alger Hiss and see places linked to the espionage activities […]

$42

Georgetown Walking Tour: Dumbarton House Landscape

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a walking tour around Dumbarton House! This tour will explore the historic landscape of the house as well the 8 acre urban farm that surrounded the home. Learn how Georgetown and Dumbarton House changed over time while appreciating the beauty of the neighborhood […]

$20

Habits of Happy People

Kadampa Meditation Center Online 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

Sundays in July and August – Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us has the potential to experience, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. In this talk we will learn about some of the habits of happy people that will enrich our life’s […]

$6 – $12

Summer Concerts: Amadou Kouyate

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo

Enjoy an evening of live African music with Amadou Kouyate. Born in the Washington, DC, Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate lineage and has studied and performed Manding music since the age of three years old. Amadou has dedicated his life to the task of become an ambassador of African culture to […]

The Yards Celebrates National Ice Cream Day

Sundeck at the Yards 355 Water St. SE, Washingon

WHAT: The Yards is going all-out to celebrate National Ice Cream Day by popping up a larger-than-life retro ice cream experience! From Friday, July 30th through Sunday, August 1st, The Yards’ Sun Deck will be transformed with a 16 foot, instagrammable Ice Cream Social installation for guests to enjoy a scoop in style. The colorful […]

Red Bull 3X Qualifier

Burr Gymnasium 6th and Girard St. NW, Washington

WHAT:         With 3x3 basketball now an Olympic sport, Red Bull 3X is the series of events that identifies elite men’s and women’s players who could potentially represent USA Basketball in the future.  As part of the partnership, Red Bull hosts 20 qualifying tournaments across the country, and the hoops hot bed of Washington DC is among one […]

“#Values” By Dr. Betty Uribe

O Street Museum 2016 O St. NW, Washington

Reserve: omuseum.org/Uribe FREE to join Reservations Required When: 7/31/21 Starts: 4:00pm How can a good leader be GREAT? Dr. Betty Uribe Uncovers the Secret to Top-Level Performance in Business and Life in her International Best Selling Book #Values. Along her own leadership journey, Dr. Betty™ learned and observed a variety of leadership styles which caused […]

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Physics in Action – Kayak

online London

Indigenous peoples of the Arctic invented the kayak, a dynamic water vessel that changed the world. In this live and interactive program led by a museum educator, participants will explore the history and innovation behind the kayak's design and can make their own model kayak with everyday materials found at home. Recommended for ages 11-14 […]

Free

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Art Making – Stretching the Canvas

online London

Explore contemporary Indigenous artists from Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting, an exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. In this live and interactive program led by a museum educator, participants will create their own artwork inspired by their personal identities or life experiences. Recommended for ages […]

Free

Free Outdoor Corepower Yoga

Ballston Exchange 4201 Wilson Blvd Arlington United States 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington

Enjoy a free CorePower yoga session outdoors in the Ballston Exchange paseo. Find directions, yoga classes, yoga teachers and schedules at our Ballston yoga studio located in Arlington, VA. Reserve your class at the Ballston yoga studio from the schedule before coming to class. Due to class capacity limits in line with our Safe Studio […]

Free

Get Ready for College!

Online

Learn skills to be safer and confident as you head off to school, work, or travel. This is a high-risk time for sexual assault, especially by someone you know, but research has found that empowerment self-defense can make a huge difference! We focus on using prevention, boundary-setting, and assertiveness skills and physical strikes as a […]

$79

Indigenous Peoples’ Curriculum Day and Virtual Teach-In Indigenous Land: Rights, Relationships and Responsibility with the National Museum of the American Indian

online London

Indigenous Peoples’ Curriculum Day and Virtual Teach-In Indigenous Land: Rights, Relationships and Responsibility Saturday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m.–3 p.m. ET Registration cost is $10 https://www.teachingforchange.org/2021-indigenous-peoples-teach-in The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change host a day of online conversation, curriculum sharing and ideas exchange. The museum education experts, Teaching for Change […]

Virtual Floral Design How-To | From the Garden to Your Vase

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Friday, August 13, 2021, 1:30-2:15 p.m. Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to create a rustic and casual floral arrangement using blooms from local flower farms in the D.C. region. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Carousel Family Day: Glen Echo Park Band Organ Rally

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo

In partnership with the Carousel Organ Association of America, join us for a band organ rally on the grounds of Glen Echo Park. You may be familiar with the carousel's Wurlitzer 165 band organ, but this is a great opportunity to learn about and hear different types of organs - large and small! Visitors can […]

Free

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Bison – One Stop Shopping 

Online

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Bison - One Stop Shopping Tuesdays through Aug. 31, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET. 30 mins. Free, advance registration is required https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/student-programs/virtual-field-trips/ The American bison—or buffalo, as it is also called—is one of the most significant animals for many American Indian nations. It was critical to the survival of those […]

Summer Film Series at the MLK Memorial: Black Panther

MLK Memorial 1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington

BLACK PANTHER – Thursday, August 19 at 8:00 p.m. Starring the late Chadwick Boseman, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, takes his rightful place as King of Wakanda. In 2018, this award-winning film became the first superhero movie to be nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe […]

Barre3 at Rosewood Hotel

Rosewood Hotel 1050 31st St. NW, Washington

Aug. 22nd, Sept. 12th and 26th Rosewood Washington D.C., the luxurious urban retreat situated in the heart of historic Georgetown, is pleased to announce the launch of a fitness partnership with the local branch of barre3, a full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness. Starting on Sunday, August 8, Rosewood will welcome talented […]

The Dog Days of Summer with Foxtrot

Foxtrot 1267 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Georgetown

National Dog Day | August 26, 2021 August 26 is National Dog Day and Foxtrot has something for Rover and humans to enjoy. Join us out on Foxtrot's patios (in Mount Vernon Triangle and Georgetown) for all-day patio hangs and free Puppuccinos all day long for furry friends! Humans can enjoy Foxtrot’s awesome happy hour […]

Living Earth Family Day

Online

Celebrate summer with virtual hands-on family activities. Inspired by corn, sunflowers and strawberries, these projects highlight Indigenous food plants. Create Your Own Sunflower Bracelet: Sunflowers are a common crop among Indigenous nations throughout North America. Not only used as a food source, the sunflower design is also used to create beautiful beadwork. Beadwork is a […]

Free

Growing Gardeners

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

By learning about seasonality, the labor of planting seeds, and how gardens were depicted in the Federal period, Girl Scouts and children from the general public will appreciate where their food comes from and recognize the importance of gardens in the past and the present. Registration includes a tour of the house, a garden activity […]

$5 – $15

Summers Farm Sunflower Festival

Summer Farms 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick

Come escape to Summers Farm for our 2nd Annual Sunflower Festival! Enjoy the beauty of our 8-acre sunflower field with thousands of sunflowers in bloom!  We planted over 35 different varieties and colors making every sunflower unique! Take instaworthy photos as you walk through and pick your own from our stunning variety of sunflowers! Come […]

Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. the NY Mets

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 ·       Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead o   On Friday September 3, against the New York Mets, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Ryan Zimmerman Bobblehead presented by Pedigree. o   The bobblehead features Mr. National in a throwback Nationals uniform, along with two Silver Slugger bats and a Gold Glove, as well as a background listing his many accomplishments […]

Emmet Till: River Site Historical Marker

national Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC, Washington D.C.

Opens Sept. 3; Closes Oct. 5 Flag Hall, Second Floor, Center During a visit to see his great uncle in Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, of Chicago, was brutally lynched Aug. 28,1955. When his mutilated body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River, his mother insisted on an open-casket funeral in Chicago. Starting in 2008, the Emmett […]

Brownies: Outdoor Adventurers

Tudor Place

Discover bugs, birds and wildlife living at Tudor Place while on an outdoor adventure. Brownies become garden detectives as they identify different species of bugs and birds, learn how to care for outdoors spaces, practice knot-tying skills and plant seeds to take home. This program fulfills all requirements to earn the Brownie Bug badge and […]

$10

2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns in High Gear Labor Day Weekend

Old Town Alexandria, VA Alexandria

2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns in High Gear Labor Day Weekend July 27, 2021 (Alexandria, VA.) – Organizers of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, are pleased for the return of this signature event taking place Labor Day weekend. The 2nd annual single-day, free event was originally […]

2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style

Old Town Alexandria, VA Alexandria

2nd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Returns in High Gear Labor Day Weekend   July 27, 2021 (Alexandria, VA.) – Organizers of the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, are pleased for the return of this signature event taking place Labor Day weekend. The 2nd annual single-day, free event was […]

AHC Resident Services Backpack Distribution

Ballston Community Center

Gates of Ballston: Date & Time: Wednesday, Sept 8th from 4:30pm-5:30pm Location: Gates of Ballston Community Center (4108 4th St N, Arlington, VA 22203)

Tudor Nights: Sanitary Solutions – Hygiene in the Peter Household

Private Zoom with Tudor Place

Discover how ideas about personal hygiene have evolved through records and artifacts left behind by the Peter family during their 200-year ownership of Tudor Place. Join Tudor Place’s new curator, Rob DeHart in a rousing display and interactive talk on “Sanitary Solutions: Hygiene in the Peter Household”. Artifacts that will be examined include a rare […]

Free

Tudor Tots: Back to School

Tudor Place

Our young learners program is back in person! Children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts and a sing-a-long. Participants will enjoy a group reading of a back-to-school-themed book, work on an apple craft and sing along to songs celebrating a new season. […]

$4 – $20

Tudor Tots: Back to School

Tudor Place

Our young learners program is back in person! Children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts and a sing-a-long. Participants will enjoy a group reading of a back-to-school-themed book, work on an apple craft and sing along to songs celebrating a new season.

$4 – $20

Nuts and bolts of Meditation

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal St SW, Washington DC 20024 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

ABOUT THIS EVENT In this Saturday morning class, we learn some meditation basics, how to structure a meditation, how to enhance concentration in meditation, and what are different types of meditation objects. EVENT SCHEDULE Saturday September 11, 2021 11:00 am - 12:30 pm THE TEACHER This course is taught by Anika Trancik. She has been […]

$6 – $12

MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS – MINI MEDITATION RETREAT

Kadampa Meditation Center 1200 Canal St SW, Washington DC 20024 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

ABOUT THIS EVENT Enjoy a brief guided retreat where we can be exposed to different types of meditation and tips to improve our meditation practice. EVENT SCHEDULE Saturday September 11, 2021 Session 1 - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Session 2 - 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm THE TEACHER This course is taught by Senior […]

$12 – $24

Profs & Pints: How the Brain Creates

Church Hall

Profs & Pints presents: “How the Brain Creates,” a look at scientific research on the human brain’s capacity for inspiration, with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at George Washington University and co-author of The Molecule of More. (Church Hall, where this event is being staged, follows all C.D.C. and Washington […]

$12 – $13

FREE CorePower Yoga Classes

CorePower Yoga 4201 Wilson Blvd Suite 0140, Arlington

Enjoy a free CorePower yoga session outdoors in the Ballston Exchange paseo. Find directions, yoga classes, yoga teachers and schedules at our Ballston yoga studio located in Arlington, VA. Reserve your class at the Ballston yoga studio from the schedule before coming to class. Due to class capacity limits in line with our Safe Studio […]

Free

Tudor Tots: Celebrating Family

Tudor Place

Our young learners program is back in person! Children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts and a sing-a-long. Participants will enjoy a group reading of a book celebrating all the wonderful ways a family can be created, work on a handprint family […]

$4 – $20

Town of Middleburg to Host Oktoberfest Celebration on September 18

Town of Middleburg 10 WEST MARSHALL STREET, Middleburg

Town of Middleburg to Host Oktoberfest Celebration on September 18 Family-friendly event returns with food, games and more!  What: The town of Middleburg will host its second Oktoberfest celebration on September 18, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The festivities will take place on South Madison St. and North Madison St., which will be closed […]

Buckets ‘N Boards Comedy Percussion Show

McLean Central Park 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean

Saturday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m. McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd. McLean VA Free admission. Bring a picnic and chairs. Free parking and restrooms at McLean Community Center 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean VA 22101 Buckets N Boards is a high-energy comedy percussion show that is equal parts music and humor. The intricate beats, ridiculous […]

Free

Fall Fun in Rosslyn

Rosslyn BID

WHAT: This fall, the Rosslyn BID is bringing back fan-favorite events and brand-new activities for a season of exciting outdoor fun! Fall Fun in Rosslyn will welcome back the popular Rosslyn Cinema series, with a full lineup of new and classic films; the return of the Rosslyn Reads book festival, for a whole day of […]

Profs & Pints: The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

Church Hall

Profs and Pints presents: “The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories,” with Brian A. Sharpless, licensed clinical psychologist, visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, and editor of Unusual Psychological Disorders. (Church Hall, where this event is being staged, follows all C.D.C. and Washington D.C. guidelines regarding public health, and D.C. currently requires anyone indoors at […]

$12 – $13

Free Landmark Lecture: Women and Slavery in Georgetown

Tudor Place

Elsa Mendoza, Assistant Curator, Georgetown Slavery Archive, Georgetown University will speak about women and slavery at Georgetown, and will examine women’s unique roles in the history of slavery in Georgetown and its namesake university. Through the intertwined stories of women enslaved at the school and the women from the city who enslaved them, this talk […]

Free

Homeschool History Days: School and Fun

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history of Washington D.C. Each program includes an interactive tour of the museum, snack, and an activity. See our full schedule below: September 22: School and […]

$5 – $7

29th Annual Garden Party

Tudor Place

You’re invited to this year’s 29th Annual Tudor Place Garden Party honoring the Georgetown Garden Club for its prolific service to our community and resolute support for garden projects at Tudor Place. NEW in 2021: Twinkle lights illuminate garden paths as you make your way around the 5 ½ acre site at this year's Garden […]

$300

Tudor Tots: Changing Seasons

Tudor Place

Our young learners program is back in person! Children 18 months to 4 years old and their caregivers are invited to join Tudor Place for story time, crafts and a sing-a-long. Participants will enjoy a group reading of a book investigating the end of summer, work on colorful craft and sing along to songs about […]

$4 – $20

DC Bike Ride

DC Bike Ride is DC’s biggest celebration of bicycling. Join in the most fun you can have on two wheels while touring the city’s famous sights.

Cadettes: Tudor Trees

Tudor Place

At Tudor Place, we care for trees that are over 200 years old. In this program, learn about what is involved in caring for these trees. Explore the connection between people and trees and how to identify different tree species. Participates will design their own tree house. This program fulfills all requirements to earn the […]

$10

The Boro Hosts First-Ever Fall Fest September 25

The Boro

Fall is in Full Swing at The Boro With Cider Tastings, Apple Crafts, Scavenger Hunts and More! WHAT: It’s hard to believe that falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes are almost here, but The Boro, Tysons’ premiere destination for luxury urban living in the heart of Northern Virginia is helping the community get in the […]

PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour

EagleBank Arena 4500 Patriot Cir, Fairfax

FAIRFAX, Va. (June 28, 2021) – After welcoming the league for enthralling, World Championship race-defining events in 2018-2019, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will buck back to Fairfax in 2021, welcoming fans to EagleBank Arena Sept. 25-26 for the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour’s Fairfax Invitational. For two nights only, some of the best bull riders in […]

Family Picnic in Partnership with Rainbow Families

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Sunday, September 26, 2021, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Connect with other LGBT families and enjoy a picnic on the magnificent Lunar Lawn while playing lawn games, crafting an art project, and more at this family celebration. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Carousel 100th Anniversary Final Celebration

Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812 7300 MacArthur BLVD, Glen Echo

Join us as we close out the carousel's 100th anniversary season with a special celebration, including performances, family crafts, carousel rides, and more. The event will also include a Sponsor Hospitality Tent for Carousel 100th Anniversary sponsors. Event activities run through 4pm, but the carousel remains open until 6pm for the final day of the […]

Free

Tapas with Teachers

President Lincoln's Cottage 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC

Calling all teachers in the DMV area! Visit President Lincoln’s Cottage to learn about field trip opportunities and classroom resources from Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, Ford’s Theatre, President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Grab some tapas and win door prizes. See the Eventbrite page […]

Free

Volta Park Fall Festival

Volta Park 34th Street NW & Q Street NW, DC

Bring your family and friends (and a blanket, if you would like to picnic in the park) to enjoy live music, food, carnival games, a bounce house, face painting and more! It’s a neighborhood favorite that will be part of your family’s fall tradition every year.

Volta Park Fall Festival

Volta Park 34th Street NW & Q Street NW, DC

October 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature live music, food, carnival games, pony rides, a bounce house, face painting and more!

Oktoberfest at the Wharf

District Wharf

It’s that time of year—put on your dirndl or lederhosen, grab your Dachshund, and head to The Wharf to celebrate Oktoberfest – including the return of the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash! Join us from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 2nd for a day of German-inspired food and fun featuring: Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash:The 9th […]

LGBTQ+ Ally Week Party on the Plaza

McLean Community Center 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean

Monday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. MCC Rear Plaza (across from the library). Outdoor Event -- Masks strongly recommended Free admission; registration is required. For ages 6+. Join us for a celebration of the great LGBTQ+ people in our lives and the allies who walk with them! Music will be provided by The Gay Men’s Choir […]

Free

“From the Heart: A Transgender Virginian’s Story”

The Alden 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean Community Center, McLean

Presented by Equality Virginia Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. McLean Community Center. Masks required for all participants Free admission; registration is required. For ages 12+. Join Ann Murdoch, a member of Equality Virginia’s Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau, for an evening of connection and learning as she shares her story as a transgender woman, followed by […]

Free

LGBTQ+ Ally Week Interfaith Leaders Panel

The Alden 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean Community Center, McLean

Thursday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. The Alden. Masks required for all participants Free admission. Registration is required. For ages 14+. The MCC proudly welcomes local faith leaders to discuss of how the different faith communities walk as an ally with their LGBTQ+ neighbors and what resources and communities are open to those who identify as […]

Free

67th ANNUAL VIRGINIA FALL RACES

glenwood park Foxcroft Rd, Middleburg

67th ANNUAL VIRGINIA FALL RACES WILL RUN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021 Featuring the National Sporting Library & Museum Cup and the new Magalen O. Bryant Memorial, as well as the return of the Theodora A. Randolph North American Field Hunter Championship MIDDLEBURG, VA — The 67th annual Virginia Fall Races will run on Saturday, October […]

TOURDEMIDNIGHT BIKE RIDE Supporting Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia

Midnight Brewery 2410 Granite Ridge Rd, Rockville

EFVA is hosting its Sixth Annual Tour de Midnight fundraising and awareness event on October 16, 2021. The focus of this event is a bicycle ride of 30, 50 or 100 kilometers through central Virginia which starts and finishes at the Midnight Brewery in Rockville, VA, located just west of Short Pump. Last year, our […]

Distance Ride chosen depicts cost for bike ride event

Daisies: Garden Explorers

Tudor Place

Daisies are invited on an exciting exploration of Tudor Place’s 5 ½ acres to discover how resources are used wisely. Participants will read and discuss Clover’s story as a group, learn how to protect nature from trash and will create a masterpiece using recycled materials. This program fulfills all the requirements to earn the Clover […]

$10

Free Landmark Lecture: Oak Hill Cemetery

Tudor Place

Oak Hill Cemetery, a 19th-century garden park cemetery founded by William W. Corcoran in 1849, rests on 22 acres of land in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC. Its grounds include historic monuments, buildings, pathways and mausoleums. Its mission is to provide a beautiful, tranquil and respectful resting place for families, friends and neighbors. Among […]

Free

Homeschool History Days: Art at Dumbarton

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history of Washington D.C. Each program includes an interactive tour of the museum, snack, and an activity. See our full schedule below: October 20: Art at […]

$5 – $7

Raise the Roof for Justice Housing

One Franklin Square 1301 K Street, Washington DC

Join us for a party with a purpose atop One Franklin Square’s spacious rooftop for safe outdoor mingling and gorgeous views of downtown DC. The evening will be filled with hors d'oeuvres, libations and live music. This event supports Jubilee Housing's mission to create more justice housing - deeply affordable homes with onsite and nearby […]

$60 – $500

Tudor Nights: Cocoa, Colonialism and the Chocolate Pots of Tudor Place

Tudor Place

Mesoamericans consumed chocolate for thousands of years before the Spanish brought it to Europe, where it gained wide popularity. Come and learn how Mesoamerican chocolate consumption practices influenced the way Europeans and Americans enjoyed the hot beverage. View the rarely-seen Tudor Place collection of chocolate pots, cups and spoons. Attendees will also have an opportunity […]

$25

Spooky Pooch Howl-o-Ween Celebration

Hillwood Museum 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, Washington

Saturday, October 23, 2021, 3-5 p.m. Hightail it to Hillwood with your four-legged friend for some Halloween fun! Explore the gardens and participate in the annual costume competition. www.HillwoodMuseum.org  4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Virtual

Oct. 28, On demand americanindian.si.edu/calendar To celebrate Día de los Muertos, the museum will showcase two unique Day of the Dead traditions: figural sugar work and papier-mâché arts. The Mondragón family are skilled sugar workers known for their sugar animals and the most popular symbol of Día de los Muertos: the sugar skull. They come […]

Washington Walks Fall Events

October 30 ROCK CREEK CEMETERY November 6 U STREET November 13 THE GREAT WAR IN ARLINGTON CEMETERY Offered in commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial (November 11, 2021). November 20 CAPITOL RIVERFRONT November 27 DUPONT CIRCLE Halloween 2021 THE MOST HAUNTED HOUSES in-person walking tour Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. October 22, […]

ONE JOURNEY ANNOUNCES ‘WELCOME TO AMERICA’ SOCCER FEST

ONE JOURNEY ANNOUNCES ‘WELCOME TO AMERICA’ SOCCER FEST,  Saturday October 30, 11am-3pm at Washington International School Building Connections and Raising Awareness for Refugees  Youth and adults from area refugee communities will take part in a day of soccer, friendship, and fun at the One Journey Welcome To America Soccer Fest on October 30. The event is organized by One Journey and […]

TRANSFERENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS – This retreat is online

Kadampa Meditation Center Online 1200 Canal Street SW, Washington

We will engage in a weekend retreat based on the International Fall Festival teachings with Gen-la Dekyong, emphasizing the practice of Tara Powa or Transference of Consciousness. The practice of transference of consciousness of Arya Tara is a special practice taught by Buddha. Based on self-generation as Tara, we train in special meditations to transfer […]

$40

Free Halloween Lyft Rides

Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 41-percent of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers*, free Halloween Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington-metropolitan area, beginning Saturday, October 30, 2021. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the […]

Haunted Halloween Hunt

Tudor Place

Experience Halloween at Tudor Place with a spooky one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt. Wear your costume and come with your friends and family. Create a creepy craft to take home, then explore our garden to discover bats, spiders and other outdoor Halloween secrets. Scavenger hunt finishers will receive a special prize. Suggested Ages: 7 – 12 years […]

$3 – $10

The Yards Brunch on the Go

The Yards Park 355 Water Street SE, Washington

WHAT: After its successful spring series, The Yards will bring back its popular run and brunch activation, Brunch On The Go. Treat yourself to champagne and brunch with your running crew on October 16th, October 23rd, or October 30th in D.C.’s most exciting waterfront neighborhood for living, dining, shopping and relaxing. Pacers will curate a […]

Best in Show at the Boro

The Boro

WHAT: The Boro, Tyson’s premier destination for luxury urban living in the heart of Northern Virginia, is calling all furry friends to grab their favorite costumes for Best in Show at The Boro! Celebrate the spookiest day of the year with festive treats and activities for the whole family on Hallow’s-eve, Saturday, October 30.   […]

Profs & Pints: The Horror Within

The Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd Street Northwest, Washington

Profs and Pints presents: “The Horror Within,” a look at the real-life psychological disorders behind your favorite movie monsters, with Brian A. Sharpless, clinical psychologist, visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, author of Sleep Paralysis, and editor of Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders. What’s a better than watching a good horror flick on […]

$2 – $12.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour

entertainment and sports arena 1100 Oak Drive SE, Baltimore

10/31: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour Special Halloween Event Lands at the Entertainment & Sports Arena  WHAT: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Spectacular Tour is coming to Washington D.C. on Halloween!  Do the Time Warp again with Events DC and fellow fans! The special limited-engagement tour is hosted by […]

Tudor Nights: Behind the Canvas: A Journey Through Time with Peter Waddell

Private Zoom with Tudor Place

Join Tudor Place’s artist-in-residence Peter Waddell in his studio for a virtual tour of early Washington DC. Through the lens of his meticulously detailed paintings – including those recently unveiled in Lafayette Square commemorating the enslaved people who built the White House – Peter will cast light on little known aspects of The Federal City […]

Free for members

Whiskey Tasting with Steve Bashore of George Washington’s Mount Vernon

City Tavern Club 3206 M Street N.W., Washington

“An extra ration of liquor to be issued to every man tomorrow, to drink Perpetual Peace, Independence & Happiness to the United States of America.” George Washington 1783 The City Tavern Preservation Foundation and George Washington’s Mount Vernon cordially invite you to join us on Thursday, November 4th from 6:30-8:00 PM, at the historic City […]

$85

Brownies: Be the Architect

Tudor Place

What does it mean to be an Architect? An Inventor? Explore the history of Tudor Place’s architecture, put your own inventing skills to the test and earn your Inventor Badge! This program is perfect for girls and troops who want to put their minds to work, stretch their creative thinking skills, learn something new, and […]

$10

Catwalk

Washington Metropolitan Area Washington Metropolitan Area, Washington DC

Catwalk, Catmosphere’s inaugural campaign, is a global, mass-participation 7km walk, designed to raise awareness about Big Cat conservation. Fun, flexible and inclusive, it’s open to everyone of all abilities and can be achieved in the way that best suits them. Catwalk’s aim is to activate fitness and learning, and in doing so create a community […]

The REDEYE Night Market

Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Introducing the REDEYE Night Market More than 50 vendors will take over Pennsylvania Ave. NW on Nov. 6 from 4 p.m. to midnight THE REDEYE Night Market is a free, family-friendly, open-air night market paying homage to the foods and cultures of the Asian diaspora. Featuring DC's hottest chefs, artists and more, THE REDEYE's unifying goal is to […]

2021 Native Cinema Showcase

Virtual

Nov. 12–18, on demand americanindian.si.edu/calendar The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. This year focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community, and a continued relationship with the land. Activism lies at the heart of all these stories. […]

Dance Place EMBARK Season Gala

Dance Place

Dance Place’s EMBARK Season Gala this November, in celebration of finding our way together again WHAT: Dance Place EMBARK Gala 2021 WHEN: November 12, 2021 or November 13, 2021; 7:00-9:00 PM EST (in-person and virtual options) WHERE: Dance Place; 3225 8th Street NE, Dance Place, Washington, D.C. 20017; two blocks from Redline/Brookland CUA Metro Station, […]

The Boro’s Gambit

The Boro

WHAT: The Boro, Tyson’s premier destination for luxury urban living in the heart of Northern Virginia, invites you and your best check-mates to its first-ever outdoor chess tournament, The Boro’s Gambit. On November 13, catch every move at the Sandlot as Grandmaster Rashad Babaev, an international chess sensation and  resident of The Boro, competes in […]

SOME Gala

National Building Museum Washington DC

Saturday November 13th at the National Building Museum.

71st Annual Tartan Ball

Willard Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 71st Annual Tartan Ball, for $250 per person.  This year’s event will be held at the historic Willard Hotel on the evening of Saturday, November 13th, from 7pm until 11pm. The gala evening includes pre-dinner cocktails and reception, a three-course gourmet dinner […]

$250

Heroines of Washington

The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean

Since 2001, the March of Dimes has honored 126 “heroines” and raised over $3.64 million in support of the March of Dimes mission. March of Dimes aims to advance research to support the health of all mothers and premature babies, leading programs and providing education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best […]

Free Landmark Lecture: The Peabody Room Collection: Three Centuries of Georgetown Art

Tudor Place

Since 1935, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library’s Peabody Room has served as a repository of books, photographs, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, artifacts, and artworks that document the 270-year history of Georgetown, the oldest neighborhood in the District of Columbia. Join the Peabody Room’s Special Collections Librarian Jerry A. McCoy on a tour of artworks depicting the community’s […]

Free

Tour the Historic City Tavern

City Tavern Club

If you love Federal Period Architecture, Decorative Arts, and learning about the history of Georgetown, this tour is for you! Docents from the City Tavern Preservation Foundation will lead you through all four floors of the City Tavern. Highlights include a hand written invitation by first lady Abigail Adams, a map of Washington, D.C. from […]

Free

Juniors: The Roaring Twenties

Tudor Place

Travel back in time to learn about the women who lived and worked at Tudor Place in the 1920s. Create a 1920s character, plan a living history party and earn the Playing the Past Badge. This program is perfect for girls and troops who want to get up and move, think imaginatively, explore local history […]

$10

Homeschool History Days: Winter Warmth

Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street Northwest, Washington

Introduce students to our nation’s past! Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history of Washington D.C. Each program includes an interactive tour of the museum, snack, and an activity. See our full schedule below: December 1: Winter Warmth […]

$5 – $7