October 16 to October 22, 2020 October 16 to October 22, 2020


The Smithsonian Craft Show

The Smithsonian Craft Show is a two-week celebration of fine American craft to benefit the Smithsonian Institution. This year, due to COVID-19, the Smithsonian Craft Show has assembled a miniature metropolis of makers hosted online at Bidsquare.com. The annual craft show highlights wearable art, basketry, ceramics, decorative fibers, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper and wood. See and discover scores of artists and explore the unparalleled variety of their work through Sunday, October 25. You also may participate in the October 21 Virtual Gala and online auction.


Friday, October 16
Online Exhibit -- Uniting US: Veterans Art Show
Hill Center DC

Online Exhibit -- Congress and the War of 1812
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Online Tour -- Secrets & Scandals at the DAR Museum
DAR Museum

Saturday, October 17
Online Event -- Virtual Pajama Party
National Archives

Online Event -- Kalamkaris Designs: Birds
Ghandi Memorial Center

Event -- UDC Van Ness Farmers Market
Van Ness Main Street

Online Event -- Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy + Live Discussion
Mexican Cultural Institute

Sunday, October 18
Tour -- Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery

Exhibit -- rise up
Dupont Underground

Event -- Free Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Online Tour -- Historic House
The Octagon

Online Event -- Russian Tea Time with Vera
Russian Chamber Art Society

Monday, October 19
Exhibit -- Picture Books of the Past: Reading an Old Master Painting

Museum of the Bible

Online Exhibit -- K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee
Korean Cultural Center

Online Exhibit -- Women on Stamps
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Tuesday, October 20
Online Event -- Spotlight on Design: FXCollaborative
National Building Museum

Online Event -- Suzanne Valadon: An Artist on View
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Tour -- Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth
Mansion on O Street

Wednesday, October 21
Online Event -- Hope through History with Sculptor Michael Benevenia
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Online Event -- How Hair Reveals the Futility of Race Categories
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit -- Raphael and His Circle
National Gallery of Art

Online Event -- Design Homerun! Building DC's Fastest Growinig Neighborhood at Capitol Riverfront

Thursday, October 22

Online Event -- Toi Derricotte: There is Too Much to Say
Folger Shakespeare Library

Online Tour -- Ford's Theatre and Civil War Washington
Ford's Theatre

Online Event -- Behind Closed Doors
Tudor Place


Newsletter for October 16 to October 22, 2020. 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

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) is a nonprofit organization established to enhance the quality of life for residents, visitors, employees, businesses and property owners in the commercial center of Adams Morgan. Formed in 2005, the Adams Morgan Partnership BID focuses on cleanliness, safety and marketing. The streets and sidewalks are swept. A uniformed Clean Team offers safety benefits along with hired off-duty police officers.  This month, enjoy the annual Adams Morgan Apple Festival Saturday, October 31 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Enter the festival's pie baking contest by Friday, October 21 at noon.

Ford's Theatre Reopens!

The popular historic Ford's Theatre re-opened Wednesday, October 14. Visit this DC destination to learn about the events of April 14, 1865, and the impact of Lincoln's assassination on the nation. The site will operate initially with limited days and hours and only the museum and theatre will be open. Visitors will have 45 minutes to tour the museum and theatre. To visit, you must secure a timed-entry ticket in advance. Get tickets here.

32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World

Tune in to YouTube for a premiere concert with Israeli American pianist Yael Weiss as she performs new compositions by Syrian native Malek Jandali, Afghan composer Milad Yousufi, Jordanian composer Saed Haddad, and Sidney Boquiren of the Philippines. Bookending these works are Beethoven's Sonatas Nos. 27 and 32. Each new work incorporates the Dona nobis pacem motif from Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. The Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art presents this event in honor of Beethoven's 250th birthday year. The concert is Saturday, October 17, at 7:30 pm.

Cooking Demo: The Gift of Garlic

For centuries, garlic has been a home remedy for people across the globe. Offering health benefits, garlic is also an indispensable food ingredient. In an online demonstration, nutritionist Danielle Cook will show you a garlicky gastronomic delight, while her sister Adrienne provides tips for planting garlic in your garden for a spring harvest. View this online event on Thursday, October 22, at noon with the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Great Moments in Art IV

In Stephen Hansen's fourth Great Moments in Art display at Zenith Gallery he has meticulously recreated selections from centuries of painting. A self-taught artist, Hansen has added his signature paper mache painters interacting with the paintings in ways both witty and surprising. His work has been featured in U.S. embassies, corporate headquarters, airports, galleries, museums and private collections throughout the world. This exhibit runs through Saturday, November 14. 

October 24
Fall Fest Chili Supper

Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts


October 24
Kalamkari Designs: Animals
Ghandi Memorial Center


October 27
Virtual Landmark Lecture: In Pursuit of History

Tudor Place


October 29
Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour

International Spy Museum


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