Newsletter for October 19 to October 25 Newsletter for October 19 to October 25


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Adams Morgan Partnership BID

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) works to enhance the quality of life for commercial property owners, businesses, visitors, residents and employees in Adams Morgan. By promoting a clean and safe community as well as hosting numerous events throughout the year, AMPBID ensures people enjoy spending time (and money) in the neighborhood. Visit the Adams Morgan on Saturday, October 27, for an AMPBID signature event -- the 11th Annual Adams Morgan Apple Festival! Taste dozens of heirloom apples, decorate pumpkins and cheer for your favorite pie during the apple-pie baking contest. Proceeds of the pie sales support a local charity. The Apple Festival is at the Adams Morgan Farmer's Market, located at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.



Fall Shaw Open House

One of Shaw Main Streets' most popular neighborhood events, Fall Shaw Open House, returns Saturday, October 20, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Shaw Open House celebrates the community and invites everyone to learn about the neighborhood's unique bars, restaurants and places to live, work, shop, and play. At every business visited, attendees can have a digital passport validated, allowing the bearer to enter prize drawings. This year's Shaw Open House focuses on the northern half of the Shaw Main Streets service area, north of Rhode Island Avenue and between 6th and 11th Streets, NW. The event is free and no tickets or reservations are required.

Professional Fighters League Playoffs

Events DC, the convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and the Professional Fighters League (PFL) will host the playoff semi-final matches at the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights this Saturday, October 20. This ticketed event will feature welterweight and middleweight fight as competitors pursue becoming PFL World Champions. Fighters slated to compete in DC include top-seeds Abus Magomedov and Ray Cooper III as well as future Hall of Famer Jake Shields and veteran slugger Rick Story. For tickets, click here.

Arab Music Now: Huda Asfour, 
'ud and Qanun

On Sunday, October 21, at the Freer|Sackler, hear musician and composer Huda Asfour, a vibrant interpreter of Arab music. Born in Lebanon, Huda combines melodies from the Middle East and North Africa with influences of classical music and jazz. Huda Asfour has collaborated with artists from Tunisia, Gaza, Ramallah, Egypt, Lebanon, and the United States. Huda studied ‘ud (Arab lute) at the National Conservatory of Music in Gaza and the Edward Said Conservatory in Ramallah. She also trained with qanun (zither) virtuoso Said Rajab in Cairo. Free music performances are at 12 pm and at 1 pm.

Malala Fund Photo Exhibition at
Meridian International Center

Photographer Nick Garcia shares the story of activist Malala Yousafzai's 2017 visit to Nigeria through a series of photos on display in Meridian International Center's historic White-Meyer House. The project showcases the Malala Fund's support of local activists working to break down barriers to girls' education. Included are scenes from the birthplace of the Boko Haram and a village where girls are learning to advocate for their education. The exhibit is accompanied by a film about the Malala Fund and projects in Nigeria. This exhibit is on display for two weeks, from October 18 to October 28, and is free and open to the public.


Friday, October 19
Exhibit - Traveling Full Circle
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Concert - Sounds from the Underground: A Live R&B Concert
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - Jose Gurvich Artworks
The Embassy of Uruguay

Exhibit - 50 Years After Whitney M. Young, Jr.
Octagon Museum

Tour - Historic Georgetown
DC by Foot

Theater - Born Yesterday
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, October 20

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Exhibit - Bringing the War to Our Doorsteps 
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office 

Exhibit - Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project
National Building Museum

Event - Archaeology Family Day
Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Concert - Arab Popular Music: Hafez Kotain and Ensemble 

Sunday, October 21

Exhibit - Churchill's Shakespeare
Folger Theatre

Event - Anissa Helou on the Food of the Islamic World 

Event - Mansion Magic Shows with Rich Bloch 
The Mansion on O Street

Event - Music and Mindfulness: Yoga with the American Pops Orchestra
Dupont Underground

Monday, October 22

Event - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Exhibit - Interface: A Cross Genre Exploration  
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Next Generation Architects: 5th Annual Thesis Showcase
District Architecture Center

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Tuesday, October 23
Exhibit - The Plane of Tomorrow, Today!
College Park Aviation Museum 

Event - Tudor Tot: Tuesdays
Tudor Place

Exhibit - John Lennon: The Green Album 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Wednesday, October 24

Exhibit - A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 

Exhibit - Alec Dubro: Hearts in Atlantis 
Hill Center

Event - Full Circle Comedy
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - Bound to Amaze
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Film - Tremble All You Want  
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Thursday, October 25

Event - Exploring Modern Japan: Create Your Own Photobook 

Event - Cub Corner - It's the Great Pumpkin!
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Corot: Women
National Gallery of Art

Concert - Sight Machine with Kronos Quartet and Trevor Paglen
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Newsletter for October 19 to October 25, 2018. 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

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October 26

Newseum Frights

October 27

Victorian Halloween Party
DAR Museum

October 27

Trick or Treat
Tudor Place

October 31-November 4

Superfine! DC Fair



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