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January 2019

DC Restaurant Week: Winter 2019

January 21 - February 3
DC Restaurant Week: Winter 2019

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
National Symphony Orchestra: Brahms, Schumann, & Liszt

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
Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio At Dumbarton Oaks

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 Event at National Geographic

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
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday in DC

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
President’s Day in Washington, DC

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
The Cherry Blossom Festival

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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May 2019

Passport DC

May 1 - May 31
Passport DC

Throughout the month of May, Cultural Tourism DC puts on memorable Washington, DC experiences to help people learn about DC’s neighborhoods and history. Passport DC is a month-long event that highlights DC’s thriving international diplomatic community through a series of special events and programming across 70 embassies in town. Some of the more popular events that take place during Passport DC include the Around The World Embassy Tour, PorchFest DC, and the Embassy Chef Challenge. Last year, over a quarter-million…

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Washington Cathedral Annual Flower Mart

May 4
Washington Cathedral Annual Flower Mart

The annual Washington Cathedral Flower Mart returns this May, promising attendees a nice variety of attractions and eats. The day-long festival has the feeling of a fair with food provided by local chefs, children’s rides like a carousel, artisanal gifts sold by local vendors, and a brilliant collection of herbs and flowers to browse and purchase. This festival has been a fun and popular event on the grounds of the Cathedral since 1939, and it marks a sensory and vibrant…

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June 2019

Capital Pride

June 6 - June 9
Capital Pride

Capital Pride will return to Washington, DC for over a weekend’s worth of festivities and events this June. The sprawling celebration will kick off with a Rooftop Rally and Opening Party the first two nights. Following, a Pride Brunch, Parade and Block party here in Dupont Circle will run back to back to back. The fun will then continue into the Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue. This festival will come to life with live entertainment from musicians, food from…

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