December 13, 2018
Thursday

Festivals

12:00 pm-
5:00 pm
Wine Tastings Veramar Vienyard Veramar Vineyard, Berryville. Explore the grounds, see how wine is made at Veramar Vienyard. 540-955-5510
5:00 pm-
9:00 pm
ZooLights Smithsonian's National Zoo. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. ZooLights...

The Arts

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5:30 pm
Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art. Composed of twenty-one laminated wood pieces, each of which forms the word "monkey"...
10:00 am-
5:30 pm
Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art. Dating from the 10th to the 18th century, sculptures of deities, enlightened beings...
10:00 am-
11:00 pm
New Nature by Marpi ArTecHouse. Step into a colorful digital menagerie of nature-inspired creatures and plant life that will react in real-time to your gestures...
10:00 am-
8:30 pm
Nordic Impressions The Phillips Collection. Nordic Impressions is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years from 1821-2018. It features works by...
11:30 am-
7:00 pm
Lincoln's Contemporaries National Portrait Gallery. Featuring Mathew Brady's portraits of twenty celebrities from showman P.T. Barnum & inventor Samuel Morse to...
11:30 am-
7:00 pm
American Origins National Portrait Gallery. On view in a series of 17 galleries and alcoves chronologically arranged to take the visitor from the days of contact...
11:30 am-
7:00 pm
Champions National Portrait Gallery. "Champions" salutes dynamic American sports figures whose impact beyond the athletic realm made them part of...
12:00 pm-
12:15 pm
Spotlight Tours The Phillips Collection. Tours focus one painting each day. 202-387-2151
12:30 pmGallery Experience: Art and Ingenuity Tour Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. In celebration of Ingenuity Week - explore the ways in which artists in the Hirshhorn collection...
2:00 pmA Christmas Carol Ford's Theatre. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation...
3:30 pmGallery Experience: Art and Ingenuity Tour Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. In celebration of Ingenuity Week - explore the ways in which artists in the Hirshhorn collection...
6:00 pmMillennium Stage John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Different performing and visual artists are featured each night. Free... 202-467-4600
7:00 pmA Holiday Pops! Home for the Holidays - Notes of Honor John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. A holiday concert in collaboration with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore...
7:30 pmA Christmas Carol Ford's Theatre. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation...
7:30 pmTalley's Folly GALA Hispanic Theatre. On a moonlit night in 1944 Missouri, middle-aged Jewish accountant Matt Freidman has only one chance... 202-234-7174
7:30 pmMadeline's Christmas ArtSpace Falls Church. In this musical adaptation, Madeline's schoolmates and tutor are all sick in bed on Christmas Eve, unable to go home...
7:30 pmAugust Wilson's Gem of the Ocean Round House Theatre, Bethesda. As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh's Hill District, Citizen Barlow arrives in the kitchen of venerable, 285-year-old...
7:30 pmMiss Saigon Kennedy Center Opera House. The story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who meets an American G.I. in an encounter that will change their...
8:00 pmDave Matthews Band Capital One Arena. Performing live in concert.
8:00 pmThe Second City: Love, Factually Theater Lab. A holiday satire - whether you love or hate the movie Love, Actually, you're going to fall in love with this mashup of parody, original...
8:00 pmOddisee & Good Compny, Phonte, and Olivier St. Louis Eisenhower Theater. A specially curated evening with individual sets by his group Oddisee & Good Compny, North Carolina emcee Phonte, and...
9:00 pmScythian Thursdays at Fado Fado Irish Pub. D.C.'s hottest Irish band called Scythian (sith-ee-yin) comes to Fado every Thursday. 202-789-0066

Retail Events

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5:00 pm
Open Air Farmers and Flea Markets DC Armory. Held in Parking Lot 6. 202-547-9077
2:30 pm-
3:30 pm
Meet the Author Series Windows Lounge. Perry Hooks and Loretta Yenson, Co-Founders of Hooks Book Events, and Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness, Director... 703-593-5503

Community

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3:00 pm
Decatur House Museum -- Tour The Stephen Decatur House. Tour of the house designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, America's first professional architect... 202-842-0920
10:00 am-
5:00 pm
Tour -- John F. Kennedy Center John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Meet at Level A Parking Plaza for tour led by members of Friends of the Kennedy... 202-4168340.
10:15 am-
5:15 pm
Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution National Museum of Natural History. Visitors will feel the flutter in one of the most educational, entertaining and experiential... 202-357-2700
10:15 amHighlights Tour National Museum of American History. A friendly docent will give a tour of the highlights of the museum. Meet at either Welcome desk. Tours...
10:30 am-
12:00 pm
Hirshhorn Museum -- Permanent Collection Tour Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Tour begins at the Information Desk, at 7th and Independence Avenue SW... 202-357-2700
10:30 am-
3:00 pm
Spotlights Tours National Museum of American History. Docents offer a 15-minute overview of an exhibition or briefly discuss a favorite museum object...
11:00 amSlave Life at Mount Vernon Tour George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Half-hour guided walking tour focuses on contributions of African-American... 202-780-2000
11:00 am-
2:00 pm
Tour Sewall-Belmont House. Tour of the National Women's Party headquarters. 202-546-1210
11:00 amHighlights Tour National Postal Museum. A friendly docent will give a 30-minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Subject to cancellation... 202-633-5534
11:30 am-
4:00 pm
Tour -- Library of Congress Library of Congress. Tour commences in the Great Hall of the Jefferson Building. 202-707-8000
12:10 pm-
1:00 pm
Dahn Yoga and Brain Education Classes Dahn Yoga Studio. Includes meridian stretching, breathing exercises, brain wave vibration and meditation. Sundays by appointment... 202-393-2440
12:30 pmHighlights of the American Art Museum Tour Smithsonian American Art Museum. A friendly docent will give a tour of the highlights of the museum. Meet in the F Street Lobby. No tours on...
1:00 pmHighlights Tour National Museum of American History. A friendly docent will give a tour of the highlights of the museum. Meet at either Welcome desk. Tours...
1:00 pmHighlights Tour National Postal Museum. A friendly docent will give a 30-minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Subject to cancellation... 202-633-5534
2:00 pm-
5:00 pm
Permanent Exhibit Dumbarton Oaks. Tour the gardens designed by Beatrix Ferrand and honored by Stravinsky in his famous Concerto, and the galleries... 202-339-6410
2:00 pmHighlights of the American Art Museum Tour Smithsonian American Art Museum. A friendly docent will give a tour of the highlights of the museum. Meet in the F Street Lobby. No tours on...
5:45 pm-
6:45 pm
Dahn Yoga and Brain Education Classes Dahn Yoga Studio. Includes meridian stretching, breathing exercises, brain wave vibration and meditation. Sundays by appointment... 202-393-2440
6:00 pm-
9:00 pm
Learn a Middle Eastern Language with MESALI The United Church -- Die Vereinigte Kirche. DC Internationals announces the summer 2010 semester of its Middle East and... 202-250-6144
7:00 pm-
8:30 pm
Dance / Drumming Classes: Folkloric Afro Cuban, Salsa, Rueda, and More Alafia Professional Dance Studio, Mount Rainier. Taught by master Cuban dancer and instructor, Oscar Rousseaux. Class... 202-997-4344
7:00 pm-
9:30 pm
Ballroom Dance Lessons Ebenezers Coffeehouse. Lessons provided by an experienced ballroom dancer. No experience or dance partner required. Offered... 202-588-6900
7:00 pmTalk + Book Signing: Banned in DC Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. For the thirtieth anniversary of Banned in DC, join Cynthia Connolly, publisher and contributing...
Parenting Workshops Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. Avoid power struggles and identify the four goals of misbehavior. This 2-hour workshop... 202-607-3370
America's Most Wanted Studio Productions National Museum of Crime & Punishment. John Walsh's America's Most Wanted Studio, a state of the art facility, is located... 202-393-1099
Self-Guided Tour: Let's Move! with Smithsonian Gardens Smithsonian Institution. Explore Smithsonian Gardens through this scavenger hunt. Discover garden treasures while learning how gardening...

Dining Specials

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3:00 pm
Brunch Urbana Restaurant. Popular breakfast and lunch items are offered for brunch throughout the week. 202-956-6650
11:00 am-
5:00 pm
Prix Fixe Lunch Bistro Francais. A 3-course meal with complimentary glass of wine is offered on weekdays. 202-338-3830
11:00 am-
2:30 pm
3-Course Lunch Chef's American Bistro, California. A prix-fixe menu is offered during the week for lunch with different specials each day... 301-862-0380
11:30 am-
3:00 pm
Prix Fixe Weekday Lunch 2941, Falls Church. A special 3-course option is offered in addition to the regular menu. 703-270-1500
11:30 am-
2:00 pm
Prix Fixe Lunch Bastille DC, Alexandria. A 3-course menu is offered for lunch, in addition to the regular menu and specials... 703-519-3776
11:30 am-
4:00 pm
30-Minute 3-Course Lunch Ici Urban Bistro. Enjoy a contemporary French prix-fixe lunch on weekdays. 202-730-8700
11:30 am-
2:30 pm
Buffet and Boxed Lunches Indique Heights, Chevy Chase. For those in a hurry on weekdays, a choice of several quick lunch options is featured... 301-656-4822
11:30 am-
2:30 pm
3-Course Power Lunch Poste. A quick, prix fixe lunch menu is offered on weekdays, in addition to the regular menu. 202-783-6060
11:30 am-
2:30 pm
Lunch Box Teatro Goldoni. A quick, 4-course prix fixe menu including salads, pasta, entree, sides and dessert is featured on weekdays... 202-955-9494
12:00 pm-
2:30 pm
Express Lunch Degrees Bistro. A prix fixe 2-course soup or salad plus entree lunch is offered on weekdays. 202-912-4110
3:00 pm-
7:00 pm
Happy Hour McGinty's! McGinty's Public House, Silver Spring. $5 Food Menu; $3 Yuengling & Shocktop; $4 Margaritas & Martinis; $3.50 House Wine; $1 Off All Other...
3:00 pm-
6:30 pm
Georgetown Tasting Food Tour A two-hour food tour not only feeds your mind in a step back in time but also your belly as we take time to taste food from some of the best... 800-560-1594
4:00 pm-
7:00 pm
Chadwick's Happy Hour Chadwick's. Enjoy $2 domestic bottles, $2 house wine, $2.50 rail drinks and margaritas and half price Buffalo Wings and Stuffed... 202-333-2565
4:00 pm-
7:00 pm
Pour House Happy Hour Pour House. Weekday happy hour featuring: $3 Bud Light drafts, Miller Lite drafts and Yuengling drafts; $4 Svedka, Svedka Flavors... 202-546-0779
4:00 pmPitcher Night Capitol Lounge. Choose pitchers for $12 including Bell's Beer, Yuengling, Brooklyn Lager, Bud Light, Dale's Pale Ale and Dogfish Head...
4:00 pmBelgian Invasion Capitol Lounge. Enjoy some Belgian food and drink, $10 bowls of mussels red, white or blue and $2 off selected Belgian and Belgian style brews...
5:00 pm-
2:00 am
Karaoke Peyote Cafe. Happy Hour every night except Saturday. 202-462-8330
6:00 pm-
12:00 am
Thursday Night Specials Pour House. Thursday night specials include: $10 Bud Light & Miller Lite pitchers, $2.50 Bud Light drafts, $4 Svedka, Svedka... 202-546-0779

Nightlife

10:00 am-
3:00 pm
Glow Thursdays Lima Restaurant and Lounge. Highlighting the top talent in electronic dance music, featuring the biggest headlining DJs... 571-594-3246
4:00 pm-
7:00 pm
Tune Inn Happy Hour Tune Inn. At happy hour get $1 off all drinks. 202-543-2725
4:00 pm-
8:00 pm
Bedrock Billiards Happy Hour Bedrock Billiards. Specials include Rail drafts and Miller Lite $3. 202-667-7665
4:00 pmBud Special Sheisse Haus. Bud and Bud Light bottles on special. $1 from 4pm - 8pm, $2 from 8pm - 12am, $3 from 12am - close... 202-546-1001
4:00 pm-
7:00 pm
Happy Hour at Garrett's Garrett's Restaurant & Railroad Tavern. Monday through Friday Happy Hour is from 4pm to 7pm. Come in and join us for three full hours where...
5:00 pm-
11:00 pm
Club Heaven & Hell Happy Hour Club Heaven and Hell. Extended happy hour including specially priced appetizers and entrees. Drink specials include all... 202-667-4355
5:30 pm-
8:00 pm
Wines by the Glass Top of the Hill. $1. off six red and five white wines, normally $5.50 - $7. per glass. 202-546-7782
6:00 pmWhen It Rains... We Pour Toledo Lounge. When it rains, we pour $2 drafts. Some restrictions apply -- snow is not rain.
6:00 pm-
8:00 pm
Toledo Lounge Happy Hour Toledo Lounge. Featuring $3 - Rail 6pm-8pm and $2 - Drafts 6pm-8pm.
8:00 pmThursday Nights at Garrett's Garrett's Restaurant & Railroad Tavern. In the Club Bar relive the times, the music, and the excesses of the 80's along with weekly specials...
9:00 pmEarth Thursdays Dream. Dream features the latest in Hip Hop, Dance, Latin rhythms and international music. 202-636-9030
9:00 pm-
12:00 am
Karaoke Night McGinty's Public House and Restaurant, Arlington. Warm up those vocal cords, grab some friends and do-re-mi down to McGinty's... 703-414-3555
9:00 pm-
12:00 am
Covered with Jam & Ron Holloway Ragtime, Arlington. A sweet music collective with some of the the top funk / jazz / jam / blues / improv musicians in DC. CwJ performs... 703-243-4003