The 2018 Washingtonian Taste of Georgetown, presented by INFINITI, will take place on September 23.The event will be held in the heart of Georgetown, on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. More than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants will offer more than 60 signature dishes.Guests will be able to enjoy beer and wine as they stroll from booth to booth. Taste tickets can be purchased online - or in person on the day of the event. The event will benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center’smission to support the homeless. The event began over 20 years ago, when it was started by Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown and its former Rector David Bird and member Robert Egger.
Image below of a previous Taste of Georgetown: Courtesy of the Georgetown BID/Sam Kittner
Smithsonian National Zoo will have the annual ZooFiesta - Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia – on September 23.The popular event will begin the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music & educational activities about conservation in Central and South America.“Animal keepers will host talks, feedings and demonstrations highlighting a variety of animals native to the region, including Andean bears, sloths, golden lion tamarins, Panamanian golden frogs and more.” Visitors can meet Zoo scientists who are working to save native species & learn about their research.
Historic Tudor Place in Georgetown will have the annual Brews, Booze & Bites on the estate's rolling South Lawn on September 22.The event includes heritage food & drink, outdoor music, lawn games & local history. The Foggy Bottom Whomp Stompers will be entertaining with live Prohibition-era jazzat the event! The outdoor event will take place rain or shine. The presenter advises that “Admission is for everyone, but identification will be required for those participating in the tastings.”
Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens will have a Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween Celebration on October 27.Marjorie Post, Hillwood’s founder, “so loved dogs that she created a memorial pet cemetery at Hillwood.” Participants are invited “to bring your "best friend" to Hillwood for Halloween fun. Explore Hillwood's twenty-five acres of landscaped gardens and lush natural woodlands with your four-legged friend and enjoy many activities on the Lunar Lawn.” Activities take place rain or shine. In the event of rain, the costume contest will take place in the airy and open shelter of the C.W. Post courtyard tent.
Image below: Four-legged friends at a previous Halloween celebration
The annual Taste of DC will take place at The Festival Grounds at RFK STADIUM, October 5 & 6.The event is a weekend full of bites, beverages and entertainment. The Restaurant Row will include more than 65 restaurants, a large beer garden, & 3 stages of live music and culinary entertainment. The Aristan Market will feature local businesses. The Taste of DC has partnered with Brainfood, a nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to educating and empowering DC-area children and teens.Visit www.thetasteofdc.org/details
The Washington International Horse Show
The annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) will take place at Capital One Arena October 23-28.An equestrian tradition since 1958, WIHS is the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show offering championship sport and fast-paced entertainment and fun. More than 500 top national and international horses and riders, including Olympic veterans, gather in the nation's capital to compete in thrilling equestrian sport.
The annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on October 7 from Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.The festival always features a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more. Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. For kids, the festival offers crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN! Visitors can enjoy "discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info both in front of 7000 Carroll Avenue.” The lively event will feature three stages with 18 bands.
The National Symphony Orchestra Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke, will perform John Williams’s iconic Oscar®-nominated score from The Empire Strikes Back live as the full feature film is screened in the Concert Hall, October 23-25.
Image below is from The Empire Strikes Back
The NSO will perform a Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular in the Concert Hall on October 28.The Concert Hall will “transfer into a ghostly sight when the NSO performs new and old classics to celebrate Halloween, which this year also marks the Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Attendees can arrive early for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.”
The event is suggested for Age 5+
Image below:The logo for the Halloween Spooktacular.
The Kennedy Center will present Chicago's award-winning Theater Unspeakable's American Revolution, an event for young audiences, in the Family Theater, October 12-14.The production features seven actors on a tiny stage as it recreates the entire American fight for independence in 50 minutes.The show is suggested for ages 9+.
Image below: A scene from the show.
A Kennedy Center commission for young audiences titled Long Way Downwill be presented in the Family Theater, October 27-November 4. The play is based on D.C.-area native Jason Reynolds'sNew York Times best-selling book. The play is presented in free-form poetry as it tells about events that follow the shooting of a fifteen-year-old boy's brother as the boy takes an elevator down to get revenge. After all performances, special guest experts will engage audiences in a conversation that "unpacks the themes presented on stage." The production is suggested for ages 12+.