Thursday, October 29, 2009

Washington Craft Show

(Walter E. Washington Convention Center; Friday, Nov. 6, 10a.m.-8p.m.; Saturday,
Nov. 7, 10a.m. - 6p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 8, 11a.m.-5p.m.;
The Washington Craft Show is an amazing show that combines functioning works with those built solely from pure imagination. This annually held event has been running for 19 years and brings together some of D.C.’s most innovative artists.

Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

(11/07/2009-11/08/2009; General admission: $20; Celebrity chef demonstrations: $45-$74.50; Walter E. Washington Convention Center;
Television personalities like Paula Deen, Tyler Florence and Giada DeLaurentis are just a few glitzy names that will be representing the culinary instutition giant Food Network in this exciting cooking and entertaining show. Stop by to watch chef demonstrations, sample product samples and meet and greet with some of D.C.’s finest chefs.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Unsung Heroes

(Monday, October 26, 2009; 9a.m.-4p.m.; The Library of Congress; Kluge Center Meeting Room, first floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Avenue, SE)
The Library of Congress celebrates and recognizes Asian American Veterans in their Veterans History Project which is a day filled with commemorations, veteran stories, poetry readings and more. Come by this free event to learn more about those heroes whose tales deserve to get told.

Fright at The Museum: Dead Men Walking

(Wednesday, October 28, 2009; 6:30p.m.- 10p.m.; National Museum of Crime & Punishment; 575 7th Street, NW; Admission: $20)
The mysterious and sordid past of The National Museum of Crime & Punishment comes out this Halloween in Fright at the Museum: Dead Men Walking. The story is based on true fact stating that from 1916-1960, approximately 125 men were executed in the Tennessee electric chair and that very chair made its way into the National Museum of Crime and Punishment in 2008 bringing with it the ghosts of its past. Stop by the event for some eerie Halloween scares.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sweet Honey in the Rock 35th Anniversary Celebration

(Warner Theatre; 10/23/2009;; Tickets: $25-$55)
“Sweet Honey In The Rock” at the D.C. Repertory Theatre is a collection of music that signifies the struggles and strife of African Americans through songs from churches, civil rights movement lyrics and celebration of a rich and diverse culture.

Friday Music Series

(10/23/2009; Georgetown University McNeir Hall, New North Building; 204 Healy Bldg., Box 571789, 2nd Floor Healy Hall)
One of America’s most recorded clarinetists is performing in Georgetown on Friday, October 23rd. Charles West can be heard on numerous labels including a 1993 Grammy Award-winning CD, has served as president of the International Clarinet association and is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Winds & Percussion at Virginia Commonwealth University. Free concert!

African Roots, Latino Soul

(S. Dillon Ripley Center; 10/22/2009;; Adult: $6, Child: $5)
This Discovery Theater play explores various cultures and backgrounds from Celia Cruz’s memories in her mothers kitchen to a subway ride and more. The play explores what it means to grow up in the heart of the American melting pot.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

FreshFarm Market near The White House

(Thursdays (ends October 29); 810 Vermont Ave. N.W.; Washington, DC 20005)

The First Lady is going to be making rounds at this amazing new farmer's market near The White House. Visitors can peruse fresh meats, artisan breads and cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, fruit preserves and much more. Open rain or shine!

D.C. Spa Week 2009

Daily (October 12-October 18, 2009); $50 per treatment;

$50 spa treatments at some of D.C.’s finest luxury spas is practically unheard of unless of course its Spa Week. Choose from a glorious picking of massages, scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures and more for a fraction of the fancy price!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Clinton Tapes Author Lecture & Book Signing

(Wednesday, October 7, 2009; 7p.m.; U.S. National Archives and Records Administration; William G. McGowan Theater; Constitution Avenue, NW between 7th and 9th St.)

During his seven years in office, Former President Bill Clinton has incredible insight, anecdotes and topics to discuss which were recorded by Pulitzer Prize winning historian Author Taylor Branch. The captured conversations were compiled into a book called The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History in the White House. Immediately after each of the 79 sessions, Branch recorded his reactions to their conversations, as well as Clinton’s demeanor, moods, and daily life in the West Wing. Be ready for a book signing to follow the program.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Music from Around the Globe

(Folger Shakespeare Library; 201 East Capitol Street, SE; Friday, October 2, 2009 - Sunday, October 4, 2009)
The Folger Shakespeare Library will host an amazing musical performance featuring Italian and Chinese works from 1610. They will include songs, compositions and instrumental music by Francesca Caccini (the first woman to compose an opera), Sigismundo d’India, Biagio Marini, and others, along with Chinese music for pipa, a type of Chinese lute.

National Symphony Orchestra

(John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; The intersection of New Hampshire Avenue, Virginia Avenue, and Rock Creek Parkway, NW; Thursday, October 1, 2009 - Saturday, October 3, 2009)
The National Symphony of Orchestra’s main conductor Iván Fischer will present Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral" along with Bartók's The Wooden Prince.
Following the show on October 1st, join Iván Fischer and Nigel Boon for a free post-performance discussion.

Velocity D.C. Dance Festival

(Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW; Friday, October 2, 2009 - Saturday, October 3, 2009; Admission: $15)
This exciting dance event features performances and appearances by Ron K. Brown and Evidence, The Washington Ballet, CityDance Ensemble, EDGEWORKS, Gesel Mason, Nejla Yatkin, Edwin Aparicio, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, and Willi Dorner. Velocity D.C. will also showcase performances by poets, artists and musicians.