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December 2018

First Friday Dupont Walks

December 7, 2018
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

First Friday Dupont Walks On the first Friday of each month, The St. Gregory Hotel’s home neighborhood of Dupont Circle hosts a self-guided art walk throughout several local art galleries. An excellent avenue into the local arts community, The First Friday Art Walk Around Dupont Circle usually features unique events at different galleries and spaces around the area. For example, this November, The Embassy of Peru hosted a photographic exhibit from famous Peruvian photographer Yayo Lopez. Artjamz hosted a street-art…

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NSO The Messiah at the Kennedy Center

December 20, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Washington DC’s esteemed National Symphony Orchestra will come together this holiday season to perform the beloved Handel oratorio The Messiah. The scriptural text is largely taken from the King James Bible, as well as the version of the Psalms that’s in the Book of Common Prayer. Set to breathtaking music from Handel—you’ll recognize the beautiful “For Unto Us a Child is Given” and the iconic “Hallelujah” chorus—delivered from high-quality voices, this piece has stood the test of time. The performance…

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January 2019

12 Angry Men at Ford’s Theatre

January 18 - February 17

12 Angry Men is a classic American story following the deliberations of an all-male jury of a murder trial. Largely known for the Oscar-winning 1957 film version starring Henry Fonda and the 1997 remake with Jack Lemmon, it comes to life onstage this winter at one of the country’s most historic theaters. This story of the American justice system will be performed at Ford’s Theatre, the infamous setting of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. When January 18 – February 17 Where Ford’s…

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DC Restaurant Week: Winter 2019

January 21 - February 3

Every winter and summer, the Metropolitan Restaurant Week takes over the city with choice deals for lunches and dinners at all the best restaurants. Washington, DC has an incredible dining scene, and you can find discounts on everything from French, to Indian, New American, and local DC favorites during this favorite time of year. Keep an eye on the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington website for announcements on participating restaurants and dates for Winter 2019’s DC Restaurant Week. Book here to…

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February 2019

National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Schumann, & Liszt

February 7 - February 9

Head out to Washington, DC’s most well known performing arts venue this February to catch the National Symphony Orchestra perform works from Brahms, Schumann, and Liszt. The two-night concert event will feature NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda conducting Liszt’s A Faust Symphony, as well as Brahms’s Tragic Overture. The Schumann Piano Concerto will feature the brilliant soloist Nicholas Angelich, which promises to be a stunning highlight to a great night of music. For those who haven’t been to The Kennedy…

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Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio At Dumbarton Oaks

February 10 - February 11

After forming this year under the direction of famous clarinetist David Shifrin, the Polonsky-Shifrin-WIley Trio has taken their talents around the country as a classical music supergroup of sorts. Joining Shifrin, acclaimed pianist Anna Polonsky, and cellist Peter Wiley put together brilliant renditions of 19th century French works by the laikes of Gabriel Faure and Claude Debussy. They have an upcoming performance at DC’s beloved Dumbarton Oaks venue, at which they will play the previously mentioned composers, as well as…

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Expand The Field Event at National Geographic

February 11

Expand The Field  is an upcoming Washington, DC event presented by National Geographic in honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Drawing a parallel between Nat Geo’s century-plus run of expanding the world’s understanding of itself, and emboldening a diverse group of people to support that mission, the event will feature lectures and talks from a number of acclaimed explorers associated with the publication. Among them will be paleoanthropologist and stand-up comic Ella Al-Shamahi, linguistic anthropologist…

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Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday in DC

February 12

If you’re in DC on February 12th, take some time to celebrate the birthday and life of President Abraham Lincoln, one of the most iconic figures in American history. There are plenty of ways to have a Lincoln-themed day in DC on his b-day, including visiting the brilliant Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. After that, consider visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to add some perspective to Lincoln’s lasting influence. If you’re feeling really historical, you can go…

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President’s Day in Washington, DC

February 18

In February, we will enjoy another President’s Day in Washington, DC. Those of you who want to embrace being in our nation’s capital on such a holiday have a lot of ways to celebrate. One of the easiest and most meaningful way to enjoy President’s Day in DC is to simply visit the National Mall, and the magnificent monuments and buildings honoring past leaders such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson. You can also head to George Washington’s…

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March 2019

The Cherry Blossom Festival

March 20 - April 13
cherry blossoms in the street

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual celebration in Washington, DC that celebrates the bloom of its many cherry blossom trees. A gift from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in 1912, the trees are a symbol of peaceful and friendly relations between the United States and Japan. Each year, the festival celebrates that symbolism by hosting a range of performing arts events that celebrate both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. There’s also a swanky fundraiser, a performance-filled opening ceremony,…

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