Newsletter for October 30 to November 5, 2020 Newsletter for October 30 to November 5, 2020


Día de los Muertos: Featuring Brahms's Requiem

The New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) and Choral Arts Society of Washington celebrate Día de los Muertos with an online presentation featuring Johannes Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem, Brahms's longest composition. Composed in German, this requiem and the libretto were developed by Brahms as he grieved the deaths of friends and family. The virtual concert presents Brahms's Requiem in a new light, mixing past, live (without audience), and virtual performances to express the spirit of the present while giving hope and comfort for the future. Learn about the history of Día de los Muertos by watching a video replay of A Spirited Discussion: Requiems and Día de los Muertos with the Mexican Cultural Institute. The replay is included with a ticket purchase for Brahms's Requiem; tickets are $15 per device.

Volunteer to participate in our democracy—Vote. The District of Columbia is the home of monuments, memorials, museums and more that express the core ideas of our republic. The National Archives displays the Charters of Freedom—The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. These documents represent the magnet that draws immigrants to our country. They serve as models for people of other nations and emerging democracies. They offer proof of our resilience as a community and as a nation. The National Museum of American History, among others, celebrates the country, its people, and its achievements. The National Postal Museum tells stories of commerce and communication that connect our nation and its families though distance separates us. Our history says that the great American story begins with Americans participating. Vote. 


Friday, October 30
Event -- Halloween Night Hunts
The Mansion on O Street

Online Film -- Inuyashiki
Japan Information and Culture Center

Online Event -- Og performed by Korea National Contemporary Dance Company
Korean Cultural Institute

Saturday, October 31
Event -- Halloween Pet Portraits

Historic Congressional Cemetery

Online Exhibit -- A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts
DAR Museum

Online Event -- The Case of George Dedlow
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Online Exhibit -- Holly Ahrens: District Life
Hill Center DC

Sunday, November 1
Online Event -- Private Tutoring (by Phone) on F-Stops, Shutter Speeds & Everything Else!
Washington Photo Safari

Exhibit -- Raphael and His Circle
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit -- rise up
Dupont Underground

Event -- Spring Forward at Connecticut Avenue
Van Ness Main Street

Monday, November 2
Online Tour -- Historic House
Octagon Museum

Online Event -- Día de los Muertos
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Online Exhibit -- Bone Hall
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Tuesday, November 3
Online Event -- BOOM+ TOOLBOX: Creative Writing Short Story Workshop
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit -- The History of the Bible
Museum of the Bible

Exhibit -- Making Sense of Secrets
International Spy Museum

Wednesday, November 4
Online Event -- Lincoln's Lie: A True Civil War Caper Through Fake News, Wall Street, and the White House
National Archives

Online Exhibit -- Congress Investigates
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibit -- The Impossible Dream
Zenith Gallery

Online Event -- DC Audio Tours
DC by Foot

Online Event -- Kids Euro Festival 2020: Planet Sis
Austrian Cultural Forum

Thursday, November 5

Online Event -- Cooking Demo: Delicious Desserts
U.S. Botanic Garden

Online Event -- Cabinet Conversations: Creativity, History and Leadership
Ford's Theatre

Online Event -- Words, Words, Words: License to Quill
Folger Shakespeare Library


Newsletter for October 30 to November 5, 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


Founded in 2003, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS) is part of the National Main Streets program. HDCMS works to revitalize its commercial area using design, marketing, economic vitality, and membership. This Saturday, October 31, enjoy Halloween activities from 12 pm to 6 pm at Doggy Style (1642 R Street, NW). Stop by with your pup in costume to take a picture in their pet-friendly Howl-iday Scene. You may also take a Halloween Mask-erade Stroll along 17th Street. Wear your costume and bring your costumed canine too! Happy Halloween!

Park Up Halloween SZN

Check out Hallloween SZN at the RFK drive-in for both Halloween family-friendly flicks and horror classics. Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through October 31. Tickets are $29 to $45 per car. Films include Hocus Pocus, Beetle Juice, The Sixth Sense, and Shaun of the Dead. On Friday, October 30 at 7 pm, buy tickets for The Witching Hour, a cinematic experience featuring dancers, aerialists, fire spinners, drag queens and more! Arrive 30 minutes before show time for best location. Everyone must wear a face mask when outside of their vehicle.

Art in Isolation

This exhibit pays tribute to the experiences of artists from the Middle East and its diaspora. The Middle East Institute's (MEI) Art Gallery's first-ever open art call Art in Isolation invited artists to submit artwork created during the global pandemic. See the curated show of 39 emerging and established artists investigating the impact of confinement. Thirty-eight of the 54 selected works are hanging in the MEI Art Gallery, with the full exhibition on the MEI website. All of the works are for sale and can be purchased online. A majority of proceeds support the artists. The MEI gallery is now accepting in-person appointments to view the exhibition. Book your visit here.

Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour

For 62 consecutive years, the Capitol Hill Restoration Society has hosted a House and Garden Tour. This year, the 63rd event continues online. Scans of nine homes are posted on the society's webpage, where the public can view them for free. Those who would like to see more homes can watch short videos here. Discover the globe collection at 630 E Street, NE, and see an art collection on display at 1345 F Street, NE.

Virutal Tour of the Sultan of Qaboos Cultural Center

Take a free online tour of the Sultan of Qaboos Cultural Center and discover Omani culture. See how simple fixed-heddle ground looms are used and read the history of the Rustaq Fort, a strategic stronghold in Oman. Learn about elements of women's dress including the dishdasha, sarwal, and waqaya. Also, discover how dhows, stylistic Omani ships, came to feature designs from Portuguese, Indian, and East African countries. Enjoy the history and diversity of Omani culture through this virtual exhibit.

November 8 - 15
DMV Black Restaurant Week


November 12 to 14
Annual DC History Conference: Echoes
DC History Center


November 15
Chamber Music at The Barns: Cho-Liang Lin

The Barns at Wolf Trap


November 15
Third Anniversary Gala

Museum of the Bible


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