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Saturday, May 25, 2019

MAY

25

Sat

Young Ethiopian-Americans for STEM Inaugural Event, 2-5pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Drive Northwest). The Young Ethiopian-Americans for Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) was established by high school students in Northern VA to promote STEM in Ethiopia. The organization follows the Awesome Foundation model to support small STEM projects in Ethiopia. Please join us for this inaugural event to learn about the organization, network with other students and families and how other teens can be involved. The event is free and includes Ethiopian food and drinks. FREE

MAY

25

Sat

The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington's Historic Districts, 10am-noon at VariousThe National Civic Art Society cordially invites you to take part in our 2019 walking tour series "The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington's Historic Neighborhoods." Local historian Jeanne Fogle will bring Washington’s past alive through stories of the area’s residents and insight into the area’s distinctive architectural development. $10

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

MAY

28

Tue

SCREENING: The Class by Laurent Cantet, 7pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). Set wholly in a secondary school in a working-class district of Paris, where many inhabitants are foreign-born, the film follows a year in the life of a young teacher, François Marin, and the 25 teenage pupils to whom he teaches French for an hour each day. Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he spends a year with his racially mixed students walking the narrow line between maintaining discipline and gaining co-operation. FREE

MAY

28

Tue

The Role of Research Management in International Research Collaborations, 3-6:30pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). The Embassy of Italy in collaboration with the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), invites you to join us in Washington D.C. on May 28, 2019 for a panel discussion to explore the role of research managers in international research collaborations. The event will involve high-level university representatives from both Italy and the U.S, and will discuss how to maximize the impact of partnerships. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to mitigate the challenges of international collaboration, promote successful partnerships, and explore U.S funding opportunities for partnerships. FREE

MAY

28

Tue

Sunset Seminar: How We Should Think about Administrative Reform of the GSEs, 5:30-7:45pm at Urban Institute (500 L'Enfant Plaza SW). With the recent confirmation of Mark Calabria as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Trump administration devising a plan for reforming the housing finance system, attention is turning to how the system can be reformed through administrative actions. In this Sunset Seminar, we will discuss this issue, focusing on two key aspects of administrative reform. FREE

Thursday, May 30, 2019

MAY

30

Thu

Heritage and Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ API Communities, 5:30-8pm at National LGBTQ Task Force (1325 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, #Suite 600). Join the National LGBTQ Task Force and NQAPIA for our inaugural Heritage and Pride reception as we transition from API Heritage Month to Pride Month in a celebration of queer and trans Asian Pacific Islander love, friendship, and community with light programming, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks. FREE

Friday, May 31, 2019

MAY

31

Fri

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring Issue 2019, 6:30pm at Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street NW). Never been to the show? Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. You'll hear vivid, never-before-told, multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, and an original score performed onstage by our musical collaborators, Magik*Magik Orchestra. And nothing goes online after—you have to be there to see it. $29-39

June 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019

JUN

1

Sat

Host with the Most: Instagram-Worthy Summer SoirĂ©es, 1-3pm at Cork (1805 14th, NW). This second class in our Host with the Most series featuring Cork's Diane Gross and Pinch & Plate's Janell Adjepong will help you get ready for warm-weather entertaining. Diane and Janell tackle the challenges and considerations of outdoor entertaining - from ensuring the food and wine stay at the proper temperature and choosing floral arrangements that won’t wilt, to preparing a menu of backyard bites, the best patio wines, and setting a transportive table. $75

JUN

1

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Sunday, June 2, 2019

JUN

2

Sun

Music of Friends | French Embassy Concert, 3-5pm at Ambassade de France / Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Join us for beautiful music, French wines, and pastries! Music of Friends is our annual Sunday afternoon chamber music concert at the French Embassy's beautiful campus. The event features: Darius Milhaud Suite Op. 157b for Clarinet, Violin & Piano $10+

Monday, June 3, 2019

JUN

3

Mon

"Do Something: The Jeffrey Modell Story" Screening and Reception, 6-8pm at 2186 Rayburn House Office BuildingYoung parents Fred and Vicki Modell are overjoyed by the arrival of their first child, a perfect baby boy they name Jeffrey. But just months later, it becomes clear that something’s wrong. Jeffrey is diagnosed with a rare disease that leaves him frequently sick and perilously susceptible to even the most common cold. He begs his parents to ‘do something’ and though they desperately try, Jeffrey ultimately succumbs to his illness at the age of 15. FREE

JUN

3

Mon

Understanding Trump’s National Security Tariffs, 4-7pm at Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street, NW). Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 authorizes the President, after investigation by the Department of Commerce, to “adjust” imports determined to threaten the national security. In March 2018, President Trump imposed a 25% duty on steel and a 10% duty on aluminum. Most countries are covered by these tariffs but some have negotiated quotas with the United States. National security tariffs are now looming for automobiles and auto parts, and section 232 investigations are underway for uranium and titanium sponge. FREE

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

JUN

4

Tue

SCREENING: Ladies' Turn by HĂ©lĂšne Harder, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is proud to present a screening of the film Ladies' Turn to coincide with the upcoming 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, starting on June 7. In Senegal, where “soccer is king” – and a sport traditionally reserved for men – the Ladies’ Turn Association organizes a women’s soccer tournament on community fields – prime public spaces in the heart of Senegalese neighborhoods. FREE

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

JUN

5

Wed

EuroAsia Shorts 2019: All Countries + USA, 6-9pm at Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain (2801 16th Street Northwest). Celebrating 14 years of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, presented in Washington, DC EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, DC. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian. FREE

Thursday, June 6, 2019

JUN

6

Thu

Centro Argentino’s 20-year Anniversary!, 6-8pm at Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest). Join our celebration and learn about our cause at the Embassy of Argentina! Argentine wine and appetizers will be provided! CEGA has helped Argentine children finish school for 20 years, and we want to celebrate it by honoring those who have made it possible, and by spreading the word to strengthen our mission. $20

Friday, June 7, 2019

JUN

7

Fri

Drive-In at Union Market: Con Air, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

JUN

7

Fri

EuroAsia Shorts 2019: All Countries + USA (Final Night), 6-9pm at Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven St, NW). Celebrating 14 years of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, presented in Washington, DC EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, DC. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian. FREE

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

JUN

11

Tue

SCREENING: CĂ©sar and Rosalie by Claude Sautet, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series "Les Femmes Essentielles," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film CĂ©sar and Rosalie​. Viennese by birth, Romy Schneider (1938 - 1982) began acting in German films, but gained international stardom in such films as Orson Welles’ The Trial, Jacques Deray’s La Piscine, and Claude Sautet’s Les Choses de la vie. Tragically, she died of poor health at age 43. AlmodĂłvar dedicated his film All About My Mother to Schneider’s memory. FREE

Thursday, June 13, 2019

JUN

13

Thu

Opening Night Party for 6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibit, 6-8pm at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, The Atrium Galleries at the Flagg Building (500 17th St. NW). 6.13.89: The Cancelling of the Mapplethorpe Exhibition will explore the highly politicized and publicized cancellation of the 1989 exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On June 13, 1989, the Corcoran Gallery of Art bowed to significant political pressure and canceled the retrospective less than three weeks before it was scheduled to open to the public. The show was slated to display more than 150 works by the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, known for his bold depictions of the human form. FREE

Saturday, June 15, 2019

JUN

15

Sat

The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington's Historic Districts, 10am-noon at VariousThe National Civic Art Society cordially invites you to take part in our 2019 walking tour series "The Influence of Classicism in the Architecture of Washington's Historic Neighborhoods." Local historian Jeanne Fogle will bring Washington’s past alive through stories of the area’s residents and insight into the area’s distinctive architectural development. $10

Sunday, June 16, 2019

JUN

16

Sun

5th International Day of Yoga, 8:30am-10:30am at Washington Monument (1600 Constitution Ave NW). Free Event! Embassy of India, Washington, DC in partnership with friends of Yoga are coming together to celebrate the fifth year of International day of yoga on Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Join us to participate in the workshop, talks, Yoga, meditation and much more. Prior Knowledge of Yoga isn't essential! FREE

Friday, June 20, 2019

JUN

20

Thu

I Am A Masterpiece: Benefit Cocktail Reception, 6-8:30pm at Embassy of South Africa (3051 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). Join us 20th June 2019, 6:00-8:30pm, at the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Washington, DC for I Am, We Are’s Fourth Annual Benefit Reception. Under this year’s theme, “I Am A Masterpiece,” we will celebrate the masterpiece in the making and work of art that is each of us. Through art we will immerse attendees in I Am, We Are’s journey while giving them an opportunity to learn more about our participants. The reception will include live entertainment and both a virtual and live silent auction. Hors d’ouevres and beverages will be served. $85

JUN

20

Thu

Ambassador Insider Series - Georgia, 6-9pm at Embassy of Georgia (1824 R Street NW). Ancient wine cellars. Majestic mountain vistas. A unique alphabet. Polyphonic folk music and occupied territories. The Republic of Georgia, which last year celebrated a century of independence, is known for all this and more. On Thursday, June 20, please join the Washington Diplomat at our ongoing Ambassador Insider Series as we interview David Bakradze, Georgia’s envoy to the United States. The event, which takes place at the Georgian Embassy off Dupont Circle, will highlight the political, economic and cultural issues that define this former Soviet republic in the Caucasus. FREE

Friday, June 21, 2019

JUN

21

Fri

Reception At The Embassy of France, 6-9pm at Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). How about traveling to France without airport hustle, jet lag,...etc? This event is a showcase of France and French culture. We will meet and socialize with French professionals, business people and diplomates at the Event. Buffet Campagnard (Typical french style finger food buffet) prepared by Chef Mark Courseille of Le Café Descartes of the Embassy will be served. The buffet is a finger food buffet. It is not considered as dinner. We will have an Open Bar featuring French wines & drinks. $45

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

JUN

25

Tue

A PEOPLE’S CHOIR DC (SING-ALONG) at DC9 Nightclub, 7:30-9:15pm at DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW). Theme TBA after our May 7 sing-along! We'll be up on the second floor at DC9 Nightclub. Singing starts around 7:30pm, but come early to enjoy the (enclosed) roof and happy hour. The big, sliding door halfway to the roof should be open by 7:10pm or so. FREE

JUN

25

Tue

SCREENING: Hiroshima Mon Amour by Alain Resnais, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series "Les Femmes Essentielles," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film ​Hiroshima Mon Amour. Emmanuelle Riva (1927-2017) epitomized a new kind of female star, more realistic and intellectual, in contrast with the stereotype of Bardot. After her star-making turn in Hiroshima Mon Amour, Riva appeared opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo in Melville's LĂ©on Morin, Priest. FREE

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

JUN

26

Wed

MED GALA, 6-9pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). Join us for a culinary adventure featuring different stations: indulge in different delicacies, surrounded by music and dances distinctive of many Mediterranean countries! Enjoy a memorable evening dedicated to life+style, staged at the elegant Italian Embassy. $200

Thursday, June 27, 2019

JUN

27

Thu

Universe or Multiverse?, 6:30-7:45pm at Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest). Cosmological observations show that on the largest scales accessible to our telescopes, the universe is very uniform, and the same laws of physics operate in all the parts of it that we can see. Rather paradoxically, the theory that explains this uniformity also predicts that on extremely large scales, the situation may look totally different. Dr. Andrei Linde: Professor of Physics, Stanford University; Kavli Prize Laureate FREE

Saturday, June 29, 2019

JUN

29

Sat

2019 SMOSA USA Fundraising Dinner Dance, 7pm-midnight at Embassy of Ghana (3512 International Drive Northwest). St. Monica's Old Students Association presents our 2019 Annual Fundraising Event at the Ghana Embassy. It's going to be fun, so come and support Us and let's have FUN! $50+

Sunday, June 30, 2019

JUN

30

Sun

2019 RAMMY AWARDS GALA, 5pm at Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW). Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BizBash Magazine since 2008, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants! $325

July 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

JUL

4

Thu

Independence Day Concert, 11am,12pm,1pm at NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM, America by Air Exhibit (Independence Ave at 6th St, SW). Celebrate the 4th of July with a special performance by the United States Air Force Band's Ceremonial Brass Quintet. Performances will begin at 11:00 am, noon, and 1:00 pm. Each concert will last 20 minutes. Concerts at the Museum in Washington, DC feature vocal and instrumental selections from a variety of musical genres including big band, jazz, popular, patriotic, and classical. World-class musicians from the U.S. military are sure to both entertain and inspire you. FREE

Friday, July 5, 2019

JUL

5

Fri

Drive-In at Union Market: A League of Their Own, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

Saturday, July 6, 2019

JUL

6

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

JUL

9

Tue

SCREENING: Entre Nous by Diane Kurys, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series "Les Femmes Essentielles," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film Entre Nous​. Diane Kurys' biographical drama features two renowned actresses of contemporary French cinema. FREE

Friday, July 12, 2019

JUL

12

Fri

Bastille Day – Cuisine & Maillot Jaune - A Gastronomic Tour de France, 7:30-11:30pm at La Maison Française at the Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). Our annual celebration of Bastille Day is back! On Friday, July 12, follow the gourmet steps of the mythic bicycle race - starting in Brussels, Belgium and ending in Paris, France. Join the peloton to France by tasting a selection from the best local chefs, participating in our silent auction filled with wonderful items, and sipping a glass of wine in the patio while listening to live music. $95+

Saturday, July 13, 2019

JUL

13

Sat

40th Anniversary of the National Black United Front, 7-11pm at Embassy of Haiti (2311 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest). The National Black United Front (NBUF) invites you to Washington D.C. to celebrate our 40th Anniverasry and national convention. Known as "Chocolate City," Washington D.C. is home to historic African American institutions, events and personalities such as the Million Man March, Howard University and Frederick Douglass. FREE

Saturday, July 20, 2019

JUL

20

Sat

Masquerade Ball At The Embassy of France [Summer Edition], 8:30-midnight at Embassy of France in the United State (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest). In commemorating this occasion, you are cordially invited to join us celebrate this French tradition on a French soil. The night is filled with French food, open bar, dancing and many more! $79+

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

JUL

23

Tue

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER: African Heritage & Pan African Leaders Day, 4-8pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). CONNECTING COMMUNITES TOGETHER (CCT) event in the DMV (This event is the third time since 2016) called "Connecting Communities Together: African Heritage, Pan African Leaders Day & H.I.M Hailesellasie Birthday. The event goal is to celebrate African Heritage, Annual Pan African Leaders and H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie Birthday on Monday, July 23, 2018. FREE

JUL

23

Tue

SCREENING: Pierrot Le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard, 7-10pm at La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France (4101 Reservoir Rd NW). As part of the film series "Les Femmes Essentielles," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present a screening of the film Pierrot Le Fou​. Anna Karina left Denmark at age 18 to pursue a modeling career in Paris. She turned down a supporting role in Breathless, but accepted the lead in Godard's second feature, Le Petit Soldat. FREE

Friday, July 26, 2019

JUL

26

Fri

DC Swim Week 2019 - Embassy of Italy, 6:30pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). We invite you to DC's premier fashion event of the summer - 5th annual DC Swim Week at the Iconic Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Experience an unforgettable summer fashion showcase that is transforming the industry with leading Fashion Designers, Entertainment, and State of the art Production all under one roof. $55+

Saturday, July 27, 2019

JUL

27

Sat

DC Swim Week 2019 - Embassy of Italy, 6:30pm at Embassy of Italy (3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest). We invite you to DC's premier fashion event of the summer - 5th annual DC Swim Week at the Iconic Italian Embassy in Washington DC. Experience an unforgettable summer fashion showcase that is transforming the industry with leading Fashion Designers, Entertainment, and State of the art Production all under one roof. $55+

August 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

AUG

2

Fri

Drive-In at Union Market: Jaws, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

Saturday, August 3, 2019

AUG

3

Sat

World's Fair at the DAR Museum, 10am-3pm at DAR Museum (1776 D Street NW). Experience the excitement, innovation, and wonder of a c.1900 World’s Fair. Learn about inventions that thrilled fairgoers and play games enjoyed by children and adults alike at these grand events. Celebrate cultures around the world by exploring the booths of local embassies and cultural centers. Fun for the whole family, this event is not one to miss! FREE

AUG

3

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Sunday, August 18, 2019

AUG

18

Sun

Kids Culture Day: Buhe Celebration, 4-7pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). Buhe in Ethiopia is celebrated with great pomp. The festival reminds one of an old custom. The main attraction of the Buhe Festival in Ethiopia is the songs of the small boys - Hoya Hoye. Bands of small boys wander from house to house, singing and jostling until they are given some money or fresh mulmul special bread prepared for the holiday). And the festival, which takes place during the rainy season, is one of the most anticipated holidays by young boys. FREE

September 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

SEP

6

Fri

Drive-In at Union Market: Coco, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

Saturday, September 7, 2019

SEP

7

Sat

Free Tango, 2:30pm at Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave. NW). Celebrate the sultry, hypnotic Argentine dance with Tango Practica! Open to adults with all levels of experience. No registration required. FREE

Sunday, September 8, 2019

SEP

8

Sun

Ethiopian New Year Celebration 2012, 4-7pm at Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Dr. NW). The Ethiopian New Year Celebration (Enkutatash) is an important festival for the Ethiopians as it also symbolizes the advent of good harvest weather. After months of torrential pour, the month of September sees clear skies and fresh, clear, beautiful atmosphere. The highlands all teeming with flowers and the land looks like it is made of clear gold as the Meskal daisies bear flowers in the season. FREE

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SEP

12

Thu

ZOO UNCORKED, 6-9pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked, sponsored by Total Wine & More, on Sept. 12 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Raise your glass for conservation and enjoy wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards in the beautiful setting of the Zoo. TBD

Saturday, September 21, 2019

SEP

21

Sat

ZOOFIESTA, 11am-3pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Visitors can kick off the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at “ZooFiesta: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia,” a free event Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America. FREE

October 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

OCT

4

Fri

Drive-In at Union Market: The Wiz, 8-11pm at Union Market (1309 5TH STREET NE). The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a seventh season from May through October! Watch great films under the stars on the first Friday of every month. Delicious foods from market vendors, and fun pre-show activities for movie-lovers of every age! All films are shown with Closed Caption. FREE, $15 Parking

Thursday, October 10, 2019

OCT

10

Thu

THE CORPORATE HAPPY HOUR - WORLD BANK & EMBASSIES, 5-11pm at The Park at 14th (920 14th Street Northwest). FREE

Friday, October 18, 2019

OCT

18

Fri

Boo at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. FREE

Saturday, October 19, 2019

OCT

19

Sat

Boo at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. FREE

Sunday, October 20, 2019

OCT

20

Sun

Boo at the Zoo, 5:30-8:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. FREE

Friday, October 25, 2019

OCT

25

Fri

NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO, 7-10:30pm at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Prepare to witness death-defying acts and amazing oddities at Friends of the National Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo, sponsored by Groupon. Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular D.C. food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists while dancing to music at the DJ dance party. It's a wicked night of fun that would be scary to miss! TBD

November 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

NOV

29

Fri

Zoolights Opens, 5-9pm (until January 1st) at Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., NW ). Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights, powered by Pepco, a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with two dazzling laser light shows set to music. And don't forget to share your #DCZooLights experience on social media! FREE

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