Newsletter for November 27 to December 3, 2020 Newsletter for November 27 to December 3, 2020


Tenley Winterfest

Tenleytown Main Street is bringing holiday cheer with its 9th annual Tenley WinterFest. The event includes the first virtual Yeti Marketplace, which showcases Winter Market vendors online. Shop for gifts, jewelry and accessories, decor, greeting cards, crafts, and more. Compete for terrific prizes in the Yeti Scavenger Hunt while enjoying outdoor fun! Perfect for all ages, the hunt begins at 9:00 am on Friday, November 27 and continues through noon on Saturday, December 5. You can also join Farleigh Earhart, Tenleytown Historical Society board member, for a virtual walking tour and learn about the men and women who helped develop the area. See the full schedule of events here.


Friday, November 27
Online Tour -- Historic House

Octagon Museum

Online Tour -- Cemetery Stroll
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Online Tour -- Self Guided Audio Tour
DC by Foot

Saturday, November 28
Event -- Family Nights

Museum of the Bible

Exhibit -- rise up
Dupont Underground

Film -- Alternate Realities: Arab Futurism - In Vitro
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Sunday, November 29
Online Tour -- Grounds and Garden

Franciscan Monastery

Event -- This Is Not A Game by Korea National Contemporary Dance Company
Korean Cultural Center

Event -- Museum Store Sunday
International Spy Museum

Monday, November 30
Online Event -- A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation's Founding to the Civil War

National Archives

Event -- Downtown Holiday Market
DowntownDC BID

Event -- Virtual Tour
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Tuesday, December 1
Exhibit -- Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art

National Building Museum

Online Event -- Reacting to Lincoln's Assassination
Ford's Theatre

Online Exhibit -- Uniting US: Veterans Art Show
Hill Center DC

Wednesday, December 2
Online Event -- Shakespeare Lightning Round: Rosa Joshi

Folger Shakespeare Library

Online Exhibit -- Up Close with George Washington
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Online Exhibit -- American Art on Postage Stamps
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Thursday, December 3

Online Exhibit -- The Art of Christmas Stamps
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Online Concert -- JACK Quartet Digital Residency
Library of Congress

Online Event --  Cooking Demo: Seasonal Sips
U.S. Botanic Garden

Online Event --  Virtual History Happy Hour
National Museum of Civil War Medicine


Newsletter for November 27 to December 3, 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 that works to enhance the quality of life for residents, visitors, businesses and property owners in the commercial center of Adams Morgan. Formed in 2005, the BID focuses on cleanliness, safety and marketing of its business corridors. Check out its website for a list of neighborhood restaurant dining options. After visiting, take a stroll through BB&T Plaza to enjoy an illuminated, interactive holiday display! This socially-distanced experience will put a smile on your face.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Attend an online concert with American singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards and is the only artist to have won four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Recorded at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap, the show streams Friday, November 27 at 8 pm. An encore airs on Saturday, November 28, and the archived video will be available for ticket holders to watch through midnight on Sunday, November 29. Tickets start at $20.

Curative Collective Conversation: Care for Creatives

Join the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) for in-depth interviews with the Curative Collective, a group of women, arts, and social change partners working at the intersection of food, art, and society. On Monday, November 30, from noon to 1:00 pm, NWMA will live stream on its Facebook page, Care for Creatives. The program will focus on mental health for DC creatives and the services available to them. In January, NWMA will present the exhibit, RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals.

Words, Words, Words: Hamnet

What's better than reading books? Talking about them with other book-lovers, of course! Join the Words, Words, Words Book Club at Folger Shakespeare Library. On Thursday, December 3, the featured book is Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet. Set in 1580 England, during the Black Plague, a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary young woman. Hamnet is historical fiction with an exploration of marriage and grief. The book club meets on Zoom and participation is free. Register to attend here.

Intimacy & Isolation

In the exhibit Intimacy & Isolation, artist Bradley Stevens explores the intersection of people and interior spaces. Stevens shows moments of people deep in thought in an art gallery, café or on a ferry ride. The paintings ask the question: In a time of quarantine, how do we maintain connections? With a reputation as one of America's leading realist painters, Stevens' style depicts the modern world with a penetrating eye. His work is on display at the Zenith Gallery through January 2021.

December 5
A Christmas Historical Tea

DAR Museum

December 5
Dupont Circle Holiday Pop-Up

Dupont Circle Main Streets

December 8
Virtual Writing Hour

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery


December 14
A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

Ford's Theatre


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