Kingdom of Colors
Nov
16
to Nov 26

Kingdom of Colors

Kingdom of Colors is an immersive visual experience from French filmmaker Thomas Blanchard and artist Oilhack, soundtracked by Lyon-based composer Leonardo Villiger. 

Immerse yourself into the world of dreamlike colorful liquids in motion showcased via our state-of-the-art 270 degree wall projections. Watch how this unique and innovative visual installation pushes the limits of engineering and creativity using the new possibilities afforded by advances in filmmaking and camera technology. 

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Investigating Where We Live
Nov
16
to Jan 15

Investigating Where We Live

  • National Building Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Local student participants  visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of American Indian, the Carter G. Woodson Home, as well as the galleries of the National Building Museum. They also met with copyist David Ilbata from the National Gallery of Art, singer Pinky Killacorn at the Lincoln Theater, as well as restauranteur Justin Logan, to learn more about ways that culture can be shared within a community.

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BPW Lending Library Opening Reception
Nov
16
to Dec 14

BPW Lending Library Opening Reception

  • Washington Project for the Arts (map)
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Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to present the launch of the BPW Lending Library, a circulating collection of artworks reflecting the eclectic recent history of contemporary art 'inside the Beltway'. Founded by Beltway Public Works, The Lending Library is envisioned to become a dispersed, people's museum of the national capital region, championing the role of contemporary art in the lives of Beltway residents by making challenging, inventive artworks available for short-term loan. 

**Wednesdays - Saturdays

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FRESH TALK FORUM: El Tendedero/the Clothesline Project
Nov
16
to Jan 5

FRESH TALK FORUM: El Tendedero/the Clothesline Project

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts (map)
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Fresh Talk Forums reach beyond the museum’s walls with interactive art projects and community collaborations. This inaugural Fresh Talk Forum with Mexico City-based artist Mónica Mayer focuses on the ways art can create awareness and inspire community-based advocacy directed at reducing violence against women—from sexual harassment to domestic violence.

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William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Nov
16
to Dec 20

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stranded on the coast of Illyria, the quick-witted Viola assumes the disguise of a page boy for Duke Orsino and finds herself at the center of an explosive love triangle in which identity, passion and gender all threaten to come undone. Bursting with vitality and romance, Twelfth Night gives us one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable heroines matching wits with a host of captivating characters—from the love-struck Olivia to the puritanical Malvolio.

D.C. favorite Ethan McSweeny (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest) brings his expressive visual style to this topsy-turvy dream world of poetry, music and mirth.

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Capitol Hill Arts Worksop
Nov
16
to Dec 1

Capitol Hill Arts Worksop

Founded in 1972, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), a nonprofit arts organization, was created to instruct in visual arts, dance and music. Through its multi-disciplinary arts programs taught by teaching artists with a passion to share their disciplines, CHAW has fostered a safe and nurturing environment for people of all ages and artistic abilities to build community while discovering the arts, experiencing the artistic process, and expanding appreciation of the arts.  

**Workshops are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays thru December 2017

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The Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Nov
16
to Nov 18

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation

  • Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian‎ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation celebrates its tribal history, heritage, and culture with three days of performances, music, and other cultural demonstrations. The festival includes stomp dancing and hands-on activities for children and families, along with a marketplace showcasing jewelry, traditional recipes, and more.

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Korean Film Festival at the Freer|Sackler
Nov
17
to Dec 3

Korean Film Festival at the Freer|Sackler

  • Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler Galleries (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kicking off with a Korea-themed party, this year’s festival offers a panorama of films that highlight the achievements of the country’s most talented and innovative filmmakers, offering the kind of window on contemporary Korean society that only great cinema can convey.

*Fridays & Sundays @ 5PM thru December 3.

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Holiday Shops
Nov
17
to Nov 19

Holiday Shops

Holiday Shops is more than a unique shopping experience; it is also one of JLW’s major fundraisers. Funds raised at the event support the League’s ongoing efforts to improve the Washington, DC, community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and by awarding annual grants to local nonprofits.

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Kristina King and Jim Maio Paper: Material & Process
Nov
18
to Dec 3

Kristina King and Jim Maio Paper: Material & Process

  • Willow Street Gallery at DC Arts Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kristina King and Jim Maio explore the art of paper through opposite techniques. Each of their practices engage them in an unfolding dialogue with the medium. King builds her textured and saturated surfaces from traditional hand paper making processes: layering, bonding, casting and blow outs. Maio deconstructs his layered textures from a process of decollage: building and tearing away, revealing hidden parts of paper covered and uncovered. Both arrive at an elegant and minimal expressionism. 

Saturdays & Sundays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. thru December 3.

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POP | Fall Fashion Experience
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

POP | Fall Fashion Experience

POP is an exclusive shopping excursion with over 15 of the chicest boutique's online. It's the livest virtual party ever! We're giving you live how-to's from bloggers and experts in the Fashion, Lifestyle and Beauty industry. With access to the hottest fall fashions under $100 bucks without leaving the comfort of your home. Don't want miss your opportunity of the all posh giveaways. So get a little edgy, pop open the champagne, call your bestie and let's have some fun!

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202Creates Co-Working Day - November Special Edition
Nov
28
10:00 PM22:00

202Creates Co-Working Day - November Special Edition

  • The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for another 202Creates Co-Working Day! Bring your ideas, creative energy, and don’t forget your laptop. This month is special edition as we are focusing on how to stay healthy physically, financially, nutritionally and emotionally through out the holidays. Come prepared to share your story. Lunch will be served!

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Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

One Giant Meditation

One Giant Meditation is making DC history. Meditating in large groups creates powerful healing, connective and creative energy, so tell your friends to come too, no meditation experience required. Come out and connect with your community Washington, DC at the coolest new pop-up experience in DC - Future of Sports!

Doors: 6:30 PM
Meditation: 7 PM

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Embassy of Jordan features Farah Siraj
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Embassy of Jordan features Farah Siraj

Renowned Jordanian virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize HallWorld Economic ForumThe John F. Kennedy CenterLincoln CenterMTV and Coke Studio. Farah has performed before King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, King Juan Carlos of Spain and HE Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.

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Native Art Market
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Native Art Market

  • National Museum of the American Indian (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Native Art Market offers a unique shopping opportunity for visitors to purchase traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—by some of the finest Native American artists.
 

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Museum of American History Through Music
Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

Museum of American History Through Music

  • National Museum of American History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Travel through time and explore US history with a musical twist at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C! Learn about the origins and controversies of America's national anthem, discover the evolution of spiritual music into blues, jazz, rock n' roll, hip-hop and R&B, and live out your dream of becoming a hip-hop DJ by learning a funky beat -- all with your local guide by your side!

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Walker's Legacy Holiday Soiree
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Walker's Legacy Holiday Soiree

Please join Walker's Legacy and the Walker's Legacy Foundation for food, fellowship and music. Donate a Black Suit for the Black Suit Project.

As professional and entrepreneurial women we believe in the power and importance of making a first impression. A black suit can increase the perception of professionalism and the confidence and self-esteem needed to land a dream internship or job. Unfortunately, for many college-age women, the cost of a professional business suit can be more than they can afford. 

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B2E Launchpad
Dec
11
to Dec 12

B2E Launchpad

Take advantage of more than 40 years of experience in event planning, business development, marketing and advertising during this two-day, interactive workshop designed especially for event professionals. Caterers, venues, florists, rental companies, entertainment entrepreneurs, photographers, and planners alike can ALL walk away with ACTIONABLE tips and insights whether you've been in business for 2 days or 20 years. 

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Maker-in-Residence Program
Jan
1
to Jan 3

Maker-in-Residence Program

Application deadline:  November 10, 2017

Residency Term: January 2018 - 2019

The Maker-in-Residence (MIR) program will give makers, designers, and artists a chance to work with us in the Labs at DC Public Library to explore, create, document and share innovative projects, using our tools and resources. The Labs at DC Public Library are comprised of the Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. More information about the Labs, including a list of available equipment, is included in the call.  

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Croatian Embassy Dinner Reception and Live Music Performance: Discover Beautiful Croatia, "Land of a Thousand Islands"
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Croatian Embassy Dinner Reception and Live Music Performance: Discover Beautiful Croatia, "Land of a Thousand Islands"

The International Club of DC and the Embassy of Croatia cordially request the pleasure of your company at the Croatian Embassy for a reception and delightful evening of Croatian culture. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Croatian sights, music, and food along with wine. You will also enjoy the opportunity to meet other internationally-minded professionals in town as well as members of the Croatian-American community. 

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ACS Entrepreneur Summit
Nov
16
8:00 AM08:00

ACS Entrepreneur Summit

The ACS Entrepreneur Summit is an event for startups, small businesses, investors, corporate partners, government officials, students, professors, researchers, and journalists who wish to gain:

* Opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, private investors, and corporate innovators
* Greater insight into interests, trends, opportunities, and challenges in chemical entrepreneurship
* Practical advice and information for chemistry-based startups and small businesses
* New ways of approaching operational challenges, value proposition, and customer development

Featuring Keynote Speaker Robert Herjavec, dynamic entrepreneur and a leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank.

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      Dance Metro DC continues their commitment to supporting the local dance community in their fall benefit concert at Dance Place. Proceeds from this concert will be allocated towards a 2018 Choreographer’s Commission grant award and presentation program     
 
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Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

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Dance Metro DC continues their commitment to supporting the local dance community in their fall benefit concert at Dance Place. Proceeds from this concert will be allocated towards a 2018 Choreographer’s Commission grant award and presentation program

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Flashband Numbers Showcase
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Flashband Numbers Showcase

Flashband is like live-band karaoke... except you can play the instruments too, and you have a month to prep... On 11/11, make a wish and party with 8 bands at our unique live music showcase at Songbyrd's underground venue! All bands form at 7DrumCity and have one month to curate a short, themed, high-energy set.

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Spirit of Barbados Gala
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Spirit of Barbados Gala

  • Organization of American States (map)
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The Embassy of Barbados in partnership with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and the Barbados Association of Washington, DC presents the culmination of a year long celebration of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence with the Spirit of Barbados Gala, commemorating our past and celebrating our future. This event honours those who have made positive contributions to Barbados and the Caribbean Region, while highlighting and celebrating the uniqueness and best of the small but exceptional nation of Barbados. 

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Peer Awards Ceremony
Nov
11
6:30 PM18:30

Peer Awards Ceremony

The TIVA-DC Peer Awards is a merit-based award judged solely on the individual merits of the entry. This is not a competition, rather an acknowledgment and celebration of exceptional quality work created by professionals and non-professionals in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Delaware region. 

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 It Takes Two...
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

It Takes Two...

It's better with two! Fifteen fabulous soloists from the Chorus will show you IT TAKES TWO to tango as they join together in a concert of duets. Music includes "It Takes Two" from Into the Woods, "Let Me Be Your Star" from Smash, "I'd Give It All For You" from The Last Five Years, "I Will Cover You" from Rent, and "Only Us" from Dear Evan Hansen. For ages 16 and older.

*Two shows: 4 & 8 PM

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Meet. Eat. Shop.
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Meet. Eat. Shop.

rab all your savvy foodie friends and join us for this one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There’ll be tunes from a DJ, plus sips and samples.

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National Press Club's 40th Annual Book Fair & Authors Night
Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

National Press Club's 40th Annual Book Fair & Authors Night

Joi-Marie McKenzie will be among the authors featured at the Capitol region’s premiere holiday book event! 

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is once again partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for their 40th annual book fair and authors' night.

Authors will be on hand to talk to their readers and sign books at this most exciting literary event. 

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The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus
Nov
9
to Nov 12

The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus

From the creators of last year’s Helen Hayes Awards recommended hit, “Chocolate Covered Ants,”Restoration Stage, Inc. returns with a redemptive new story of love, loss, and family set against the backdrop of the 1927 Charles County Fair.  Written by the 2016 Arena Stage Playwriting Fellow  Steven A. Butler, Jr. and directed by Courtney Baker-Oliver, “The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus

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Evenings at the Edge: After Hours at the National Gallery of Art
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Evenings at the Edge: After Hours at the National Gallery of Art

  • National Gallery of Art - East Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Throughout the night we’ll explore ideas around artistic exchange. Highlights include performances by DC artists Christylez Bacon and Nistha Raj blending hip hop and classical Indian music, experimental short films, and pop-up talks that explore how ideas and identities merge.

Light fare and drinks available for purchase.

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HeartBEATS: A Spiritual Drumming Experience
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

HeartBEATS: A Spiritual Drumming Experience

  • Institute for Spiritual Development (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Longtime communal drummer Roy Mueller will guide participants through a communal drumming experience in the sacred space created by the energies of the group itself throughout the course of the evening. No prior drumming or musical experience is required. Participants need not bring a drum, though those who do have their own drums are encouraged to bring them

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ESSENTIALS: How Businesses Can Identify, Protect and Profit from Their Innovation
Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ESSENTIALS: How Businesses Can Identify, Protect and Profit from Their Innovation

As a budding small business owner or a serial entrepreneur, one of the most valuable pieces of property your business will own is its intellectual property.  Protecting your name, brand identity or design may potentially have significant effects on your success.  According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), " A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services."  Over 530,000 trademark operations were filed with the USPTO in 2016.  To make sure to protect your business, filing a trademark or other operation may be a necessary step for your business future.  This webinar will be led by Kelley Keller of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

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Narrative Director Roundtable
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Narrative Director Roundtable

The Narrative Directors Roundtables are open to the general public. They provide an opportunity for directors and those who are interested in working with directors to network and learn about strengthening their skills. Narrative Directors Roundtables frequently feature special guest speakers from all aspects of the creative world.

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Capitol Pride Symphonic Band Fall Concert
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Capitol Pride Symphonic Band Fall Concert

DC’s Different Drummers proudly announces our Capital Pride Symphonic Band Concert on November 4th.  “Once Upon A Time...” features a variety of pieces of different eras and styles, all drawing their inspiration from great works of literature.  All are welcome to join us for a night of music and fun.

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 Slovak Christmas Market
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Slovak Christmas Market

This traditional SLOVAK CHRISTMAS MARKET  will include:
- Beautiful Handmade Glass Ornaments from Slovakia and Czech Republic by European Trading Co., Inc.
- Fine Fashion Jewelry with Swarovski Crystals and Accessories from Austria by Claudia F. Wilson
- Slovak Wine and Mead by Centeur Imports LLC
- Traditional Christmas Cookies “Medovníky“

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String Room by Salvatore Pirrone
Nov
2
to Nov 5

String Room by Salvatore Pirrone

  • The Yards Park in Capitol Riverfront (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In String Room, the first exhibition to take place in the SPACE4: Visual Arts mobile art gallery constructed from a shipping container, Pirrone creates an immersive experience where visitors can explore the themes of inclusion, fragility, and play. Using yarn donated by residents of Ward 6, Pirrone builds an intimate environment where people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to dismantle the room one piece at a time.

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