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Superfine! is an art fair that focuses on accessibly-priced work set in a space that allows art collectors to discover new artists and others to cross the bridge from art-curious to art collector. The founders of Superfine! work to offer artists an affordable exhibition platform and fairgoers friendly price points on the displayed artwork. The fair is a place for buying and selling great art as artists-exhibitors enthusiastically talk to and guide fairgoers who are eager to discover artwork suited to them. More than 300 visual artists will present new artwork in 74 curated booths when Superfine! DC opens at Union Market's Dock 5. There also will be panel discussions with local art luminaries, art movie nights and VR experiences. Superfine! DC is October 31-Novemebr 4. Tickets are available here.


Newseum Frights

Calling all goblins and ghouls to come together for a fang-tastic night at Newseum Frights this Friday, October 26. Put on your spookiest costume and join the Newseum's most ghoulish monster mash with live music, cocktails, hauntingly delicious bites and more! Costumes are not required but strongly encouraged. You must be 21 years or older to attend Newseum Frights. Get your tickets now! 

Victorian Halloween

The DAR Museum invites you to a ghoulish celebration on Saturday, October 27, from 10 am to 2 pm! Costumes are optional but fun is required at this old-fashioned, family-friendly Halloween party. Enjoy the treats, tricks, and games played during a Victorian Halloween, as well as the DAR Museum's House of Horrors. Inspired by Halloween games from the late 19th and early 20th century, nine DAR Museum period rooms have been decorated with spooky and mysterious objects. This event is free, but registration is encouraged.

Costume Carnival at Gateway DC

On Wednesday, October 31, from 5 pm to 9 pm, enjoy a Halloween event for the whole family at Gateway DC. Compete in the costume contest for kids and adults with prizes for the winners. See live entertainment, family-fun activities, taste complimentary food, and more. Hosted by Events DC, the Costume Carnival is an annual event for all age groups.

DowntownDC Fall Festival

Join the seasonal fun at the DowntownDC Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 31 and enjoy a free food, music and more. Head to Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, from 11 am to 2 pm to enjoy a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, and face painting. Also at the event will be the DC Public Library Book Bike, musical entertainment, food vendors, hot cider, a hay bale maze, costumed stilt walkers and giveaways. Dress in a Halloween costume and have a ghoulish good time!


Friday, October 26
Film - Mary and the Witch's Flower
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

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

Event - Panel Discussion: Sites Unseen
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - World Press Photo Exhibition
Dupont Underground

Event - 2018 Smithsonian African American Film Festival

Exhibit - Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodj, Look at the Land I Have Travelled
Embassy of Australia

Saturday, October 27

Event - Open Studio: Exploring Modern Japan

Exhibit - Churchill's Shakespeare 
Folger Shakespeare Library 

Exhibit - Lately Arrived: Recent Additions to the Collection
DAR Museum

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont
DC by Foot

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Event - Dia de los Muertos Family Day 
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sunday, October 28

Event - Ledroit Park House and Garden Tour
LeDroit Park Civic Association

Event - Cut It Off! Civil War Amputation Techniques 
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum 

Concert - Jimmy Vivino: Musician
The Mansion on O Street

Exhibit - Tony Lewis Anthology: 2014-2016 
Hirshhorn Museum

Monday, October 29

Event - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Exhibit - Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen  
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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

Exhibit - Sean Scully: Landline 
Hirshhorn Museum

Concert - On Stage Korea: nuMori Live in DC 
Korean Cultural Center

Tuesday, October 30
Exhibit - Alec Dubro: Hearts in Atlantis
Hill Center 

Event - Tudor Tots: Tuesdays
Tudor Place

Tour - First Amendment Highlights 

Exhibit - The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay
President Woodrow Wilson House 

Event - Brewsday at the Museum: Law Enforcement & Pop Culture
National Law Enforcement Museum

Wednesday, October 31

Exhibit - Eye of the Bird: Vision and Views of DC's Past 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 

Exhibit - Traveling Full Circle 
Zenith Gallery

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

Exhibit - Interface: A Cross Genre Exploration
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

Thursday, November 1

Exhibit - Jose Gurvich Artworks 
Embassy of Uruguay

Event - 50 Years After Whitney M. Young Jr.
Octagon Museum

Exhibit - Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Event - Silent Disco Yogs
Dupont Underground

Newsletter for October 26 to November 1, 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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November 3

Afternoon Aviators: Airmail Scavenger Hunt 
College Park Aviation Museum

November 6

The Lone Bellow: TRIIO Acoustic Tour with Naia Izumi
The Barns at Wolf Trap

November 6

Double Take: One Artwork Two Viewpoints
Smithsonian American Art Museum

November 9

Opening Party: Rodarte
National Museum of Women in the Arts



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