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November 2018

Annual Christkindlmarkt at The Heurich House Museum

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Annual Christkindlmarkt at The Heurich House Museum November 30 – December 2, 2018 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC 20036 202-429.1894 http://www.heurichchristmas.org/ During the annual Christkindlmarkt The Heurich House Museum welcomes the public to celebrate the Heurich family’s German heritage by honoring the traditional German public Christmas market. This winter season shopping event includes over 40 local artisans featuring goods from ceramicists, artisans, jewelers, and more. The market and seasonally decorated historic house is open for guests to tour.

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December 2018

The 2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting

December 1, 2018

Every year, Washington, DC is home to one of the most celebrated and widely-viewed Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in the world. Typically taking place in late November, the post-Thanksgiving ceremony rings in the holiday season with a grand display in front of the White House and a large crowd of locals and travelers. Much of the world tunes into the Hallmark Channel to watch the event unfold with its live music and entertainment, but you can see it live when…

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Georgetown Glow Art Exhibit

December 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019

This winter, Washington DC’s famous Georgetown neighborhood will play host to the fifth annual Glow Light Art Festival. This is the area’s only curated exhibition of outdoor, public light-art, and it’s as unique and mystifying as it sounds. The series of light installations will be on display with the historic backdrop of the oldest neighborhood in the city, illuminating the streets of Georgetown for six hours every night. Keep an eye out for announcements of artists and their projects, as…

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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

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

First Friday Dupont Walks

February 1
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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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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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