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Embassy of the Slovak Republic

The Slovak Embassy in Washington DC and Austrian Cultural Forum will host a unique Slovak Christmas Market this Saturday, November 4, from 10 am to 5 pm. Guests will enjoy a vast selection of beautiful handmade glass ornaments from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, traditional Christmas soup and mulled wine, Christmas carols sung by a children's choir, a silent auction, and see fine fashion jewelry. This event is open to the public, no RSVP required.


Mean Girls

Written by Tina Fey and directed by Tony® winner Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls is a new musical with original music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. The story unfolds when, after years of living with her parents in Africa, Cady Heron moves to Illinois and finally gets to attend public school, where she has to find her place in the school's social hierarchy. Cady attracts the attention of The Plastics, a trio led by the vicious and calculating Regina George. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. Full of razor-sharp wit, Mean Girls takes a look at friendships — and human nature — through a ferociously funny lens. See this production at National Theatre through December 3.


Paisajes Sonoros Concert

Get tickets for the November 7 concert by the dynamic duo of Paulina Derbez and Araceli Salazar, who will perform the music of Mexican and European composers in Paisajes Sonoros (Sound Landscapes). The concert is a rare treat in the DC area and will feature Mexican Chamber music of the 20th and 21st centuries as well. Paisajes Sonoros takes place in the in the Institute's magnificent Music Room, which is a replica of the Fontainbleau Mansion of France. Mexican delicacies, wine and beer will be served. Parking is limited.


Film|Neu 2017

The festival Film|Neu is Washington's leading festival for new films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The 25th edition of the festival showcases a rich variety of themes and genres of new German-language cinema. The opening film, The Young Karl Marx, brings history to life with a retelling of Marx's early years. More recent history plays a role in In Times of Fading Light, starring Bruno Ganz. The Divine Order, Switzerland's nomination for the Academy Awards, wraps up the festival. Films will be shown November 2 to November 5 at several DC venues. The closing reception is Sunday, November 5, at 7:00 pm.



Friday, November 3

Event - Escape The Botanic Garden
U.S. Botanic Garden

Film - Okja

Event - Reception: The One House Project
Touchstone Gallery

Lecture - Mexican/US Art and Artists Crossing Borders in the 20th Century
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Valor in the Pacific: A Remembrance
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Saturday, November 4

Event - Family Performance: Color's Garden
National Gallery of Art

Event - Holiday Workshop: Freezable Appetizers
Hill Center

Event - White House Photographers: The Ultimate Insiders

Theater - The Pajama Game
Arena Stage

Event - Community Day - Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Sunday, November 5

Concert - Bimah to Broadway to Beltway
Edlavitch DCJCC

Event - Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Gateways/Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Tour - Marching Along with John Philip Sousa 
Hill Center

Monday, November 6

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Before the 45th Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Black Artists of Today: Reinventing Tomorrow! 
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Sculpture Space

Exhibit - Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Re-Use 
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tuesday, November 7

Event - Street Food: Dumplings
Hill Center

Exhibit - Phase 1: Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection
The Kreeger Museum

Exhibit - Investigating Where We Live
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Human Landscapes
Art Museum of the Americas | OAS

Tour - Buddhist Art

Wednesday, November 8 

Event - Gallery Talk: Magnetic Fields
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

Tour - Docent's Choice
National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War  
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Event - Yoga in Luce
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, November 9

Exhibit - Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Hill Center Galleries
Hill Center

Exhibit - Edvard Munch: Color in Context
National Gallery of Art  

Exhibit - Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Newsletter for November 3 to November 9, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website



November 10

Red Baraat
The Barns at Wolf Trap

November 11

The Spirit of Barbados Gala
The Embassy of Barbados

November 13

Photographer Jodi Cobb: Stranger in a Strange Land
Smithsonian American Art Museum

November 17

Rebuilding Trust in Journalism


Sing into Spring Competition Registration
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is seeking vocal soloists and/or group vocalists from Washington, DC area to perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 14, 2018

To be considered for the Sing into srping competition, submit an online application and $15 entry fee (payable by credit card only)


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