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September 2018

National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Gala

September 22

The 2018 National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Gala will take place this fall, and it will celebrate Maestro Gianandrea Noseda second season as Music Director. This season’s programming theme is space, and this event will focus on music’s relationship with expressing the vast, deep spirit of the great beyond. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception on the Kennedy Center’s River Terrace, and will then feature a gala performance in the Concert Hall featuring the maestro and Grammy-winning violinist…

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October 2018

World Stages: Measure for Measure

October 10 - October 13

Shakespeare’s classic production is brought into a modern context in this unique theatrical adaptation from Declan Donnellan. Brought to the stage by British theater company Cheek By Jowl and the Pushkin Theatre of Moscow, this story strays from the humorous to the serious with an ease and craftiness that always gets audiences and critics raving. Taking place at the Kennedy Center’s gorgeous Eisenhower Theater, the internationally-beloved show is poised to impress at DC’s favorite stage venue. Book here to stay…

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Boo At The Zoo

October 19 - October 21

This October marks the return of one of the Smithsonian’s most fun and spooky annual events with Boo At The Zoo. The three-day event is a favorite for costumed children and families with a number of fun attractions including treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails, and educational events. You can be sure that all of the sweets on hand at the 2018 installment of Boo At The Zoo, because it is sponsored by the iconic Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Book here…

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Kids EuroFest at European Embassies

October 20 - November 4

Embarking on its 11th year, the Kids Euro Festival is one of the biggest performing arts festivals for children in the country. Every year, the event brings together Europe’s most celebrated children’s entertainers for two weeks of free performances, concerts, workshops, film screenings, puppet shows, dance performances, magic, storytelling, and more. Programs serve the general public as well as specific school programs, bringing the entertainment to over 10,000 kids each year. Book here to stay with the St. Gregory Hotel…

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November 2018

Eye to I Exhibition Opens at National Portrait Gallery

November 4

Pulling from the National Portrait Gallery’s large collection of self-portraits from acclaimed artists around the world, this exhibition looks at the strange challenging form. The artists featured have approached self-portraiture at different times throughout history, using different tools, providing a unique landscape to reflect on what it means to see one’s self. A philosophically-heavy concept, the range of artwork that will be on display with this new collection will be absolutely fascinating. It must be, since the Smithsonian has committed…

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Les Delices at Dumbarton Oaks

November 4

Les Delices a program presenting the Age of Indulgence—a period instrument ensemble group playing experimental French rococo works. For those unfamiliar, these sounds and harmonies are the products of works from the 1740’s and 50’s in France, and the show comes to life with oboe, strings, and harpsichord. The show will take place in the music room at Dumbarton Oaks, which is a breathtaking historic estate located in Georgetown. The vast library and garden will provide a romantic backdrop for…

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NSO Pops: Disney’s The Nutcracker

November 23 - November 25

Bring the whole family to Washington, DC’s world-famous performing arts venue for a screening of Disney’s highly anticipated new feature film this November. This animated rendition of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be screened with a live orchestra performing an amazing Tchaikovsky-inspired score. The multimedia approach will make it an exciting event for children and grown ups, especially with the music being performed by the National Symphony Orchestra. Book here to stay with the St. Gregory Hotel this…

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Annual Christkindlmarkt at The Heurich House Museum

November 30 - December 2

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

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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First Friday Dupont Walks

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

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 inspired party, where you…

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