The Annual Taste of Georgetown will take place on September 22 on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. The epicurean festival will be celebrating its 26th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants along with beer and wine. The festival will benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center's Homeless Assistance Programs.The event was started over 20 years ago by Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown.
Image below:A photo of a previous festival by Sam Kittner.
The Smithsonian Women's Committee will present the Craft2WearShow and sale of American-made wearable art on October 4 & 5 at The National Building Museum.The curated show will feature limited edition jewelry, clothing, and accessories by 67 acclaimed artists, including cutting-edge couture of emerging designers and elegant creations by returning favorites. There will be accessories that make great gifts to men, women, children…. and oneself.Proceeds from the show will support education, research, and conservation grants to the Smithsonian’s 9 research centers, 19 museums, and the National Zoo.
The National Zoo Uncorked will take place on September 12.Throughout the evening, visitors can enjoy unlimited wine tastings, live music and entertainment, an art walk with local artisans, a fun outdoor evening and "that warm fuzzy feeling of helping save animals." The Zoo's Think Tank and Great Cats exhibits will be open late.
The annual ZooFiestawill take place at The National Zoo on September 21.The event will be part of a Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month celebration: Un día de diversión animal para toda la familia.” There will be a variety of fun-filled family activities, including live music and educational activities about conservation in Central and South America.
The National Zoo will have two special events in October: Boo at the Zoo will feature more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, October 18-20.It's a "fun evening for the whole family."
Night of the Living Zoo - the Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party- will take place on October 25. "Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular D.C. food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists - while dancing to music at the DJ dance party."
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween Celebration
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will have the annual Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween Celebration on October 26.Hillwood founder Marjorie Post loved dogs so much that she created a memorial pet cemetery at Hillwood. The Hillwood estate invites you to bring your "best friend" to Hillwood for Halloween fun.Visitors can explore Hillwood's twenty-five acres of landscaped gardens and lush natural woodlands with a four-legged friend, while enjoying many activities. There will be a costume competition in various categories and even a special Spooky Pooch signature cocktail, light snacks, and dog treats. Visitors can also learn about City Dogs Rescue, an organization that "rescues adoptable dogs and cats and helps them find permanent and loving homes."
The Kennedy Center is presenting Disney's Aladdin in the Opera House, thru September 7.The hit Broadway musical is from the producer of The Lion King. The timeless story of Aladdin is told in "a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle.” The show is recommended for age 6 & up.
The NSO will present a Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular on October 20.The Concert Hall will be transformed into a ghostly sight when “ghoulishly attired musicians perform new and old classics to celebrate Halloween.” Attendees can arrive early for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical instrument “Petting Zoo.” The event is suggested for Ages 5+
The Kennedy Center will present the world premiere of a commission for young audiences titled Kid Prince and Pablo in the Family Theater, October 19-November 3. Mark Twain’s classic story titled The Prince and the Pauper is “reimagined as a digital age American Hip Hop story. By standing in one another’s shoes, Kid Prince and Pablo unearth discoveries that could start a whole new revolution.” The show, written by Brian Quijada, with music by Marvin Quijada, is directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
The Kennedy Center will present a Dance Performance for Young Audiences by the Dutch dance/theater company named Woest, October 31-November 2. The performance is titled Balancing Bodies & will be performed in the Terrace Gallery. In the interactive show, an “ordinary space transforms into a universe full of surprises and twists in which the interplay between performer and spectator is the nucleus around which everything orbits. As a world builds from nothing to something, audience members take part in balancing playfulness and organization, young and old, foolishness and seriousness, and more.” The performance is part of Never Grow Up! which brings Dutch film, literature, and performing arts for young audiences to the U.S. The show is most enjoyed by age 9+.
The annual Kids' Euro Festival will take place October 26-November 10.The Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America, bringing Europe's most talented children's entertainers to the DC metro area each fall for two weeks of free performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, puppetry, dance, magic, and cinema. There are programs for the general public and for school groups, reaching more than 10,000 DC-area children and their families.
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), presented by Mars Equestrian, will take place at Capital One Arena on October 22-27.WIHS is the leading metropolitan indoor horse show in the U.S.,offering championship sport, entertainment and fun. More than 500 top national and international horses and riders, including Olympic veterans, will compete in the thrilling equestrian sport.