Events Calendar

November 11, 2019
Flicks4Change's Second Annual Film Festival

Join Flicks4Change for a day of socially conscious short films to create meaningful social change and to connect artists who want to make a difference. Some of the Flicks4Change film festival partners for 2019 include CARE International, In A Perfect World, McLean Project for the Arts, Innocents at Risk, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, AAH, and many more.

Sunday, November 10
1 PM - 9 PM
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20004

Tickets are available here. More information can be found here.


January 1, 2018
The 46th Annual National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Join the National Inventors Hall of Fame for this black-tie ceremony and network with innovation pioneers as we honor 15 world-class inventors who have made an everlasting impact on society. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World's Best Photography

“Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” is a groundbreaking photography show featuring seven decades of award-winning images from the archives of Pictures of the Year International(POYi), one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competitions. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
DC's Taste the Nation

Ensure that no kid goes hungry, whether in Washington, D.C or across the nation, by joining the city’s finest chefs, sommeliers and mixologists on Monday, April 9, 2018, for Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, a remarkable night of dining in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Washington Nationals Home Opener

Celebrate the start of baseball in DC with the National's home opener against the Mets. Click here for more information.



Architecture & Design Film Festival

The Architecture & Design Film Festival is the nation's largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit that drives architecture and design. Celebrate the inaugural DC branch of the festival over four days. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Eggstravaganza! at Tudor Place

Join the annual day of family fun in Tudor Place’s colorful gardens. The event kicks off with a lively egg hunt and egg roll on the South Lawn. Cap off the experience by decorating a scratch art Easter egg, making a festive crown, and playing traditional children’s games. Bring your camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Oscar Nominated Film Showcase: Faces Places

The National Archives hosts the 14th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Truffle Making Classes at The Watergate

The Watergate Hotel is proud to be partnering with local DC chocolatier SPAGnVOLA to offer exclusive Chocolate Truffle Making Classes. SPAGnVOLA was named a Top-10 World's Best Chocolate Shop by National Geographic Travel.

Bring some friends or your sweetheart to create exceptional hand-made truffles. Your truffles will be crafted from fine cacao hand-picked at the chocolatiers' farm in the Dominican Republic, then roasted and refined in Maryland. The head chocolatiers from SPAGnVOLA will guide you through the process, while sharing their knowledge of cacao growing, chocolate history and truffle making. Click here for more information.

January 1, 2018
Evening of Bridal Luxury

Modern Luxury Weddings Washington invites you to a timeless affair to help plan the most memorable day of your life!

Join us for an evening of bridal gowns, elegant jewels, delectable sweets, culinary creations, event decor inspiration and luxury gift bags featuring the best of the Washington wedding industry- exclusively for the brides to be.
All tickets include complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine. Click here for more information.

January 1, 2018
Austin-Weston After Hours: Watergate Hotel

Join Austin-Weston for a cosmetic surgery seminar in the luxurious Watergate Hotel. Their superior team of plastic surgeons and consultants will help you get the care you need. Click here for more information.



Tudor Place: Dollar Days

In honor of George Washington’s birthday month, Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is hosting Dollar Days. You can enjoy a guided tour of this gorgeous property for a dollar through the end of February. Click here for more information.



In Her Words: Women's Duty and Service in World War I

Through the letters and artifacts of four women, visitors can explore unique, personal perspectives on life, duty, and service during the war. This exhibition was developed jointly by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum and the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Andres Salguero at National Theatre

Join Andrés as he travels Latin America in search of Juana la Rana. You will sing and dance to new and classic Spanish songs and even learn español along the way! Program is best suited for children ages 4 to 10 years. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Renwick: Murder at Midnight

The museum will stay open until midnight giving you the chance to explore "Murder is her Hobby" and "The Final Stop" before they close on Sunday, January 28. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the Nutshells, a DJ in the Grand Salon, and craft your own souvenir. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Justin Traywick at Pearl Street Warehouse

Justin Traywick, a really talented singer-songwriter who plays soulful Americana and indie tunes, will be at the new Pearl Street Warehouse at The Wharf —he’s celebrating the release of his new album called The Riverwash. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Jos A. Magnus Barrel No. 5 Release Party

Teddy & the Bully Bar, the presidential inspired restaurant located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, invite guests to come and sample their new Barrel No. 5 and two craft cocktails on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:00pm. All new releases feature local distillery Jos. A. Magnus spirits. Teddy & the Bully Bar will offer complimentary bar bites, barrel and cocktail tastings, and Magnus tastings. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Howie Day at Hamilton Live

With hits like "She Said" and "Collide," Howie Day is a singer-songwriter success and makes his return to DC at The Hamilton Live. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Story District's Top Shelf

Story District returns to the Lincoln with another night of outstanding, hilarious, and poignant true stories. This cast of eight stories were deemed the best by a panel of judges and narrowed down from more than 150 stories that were told on the Story District stage over the course of a year. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
ICE YARDS

Now in its fourth year, Ice Yards has become the event of the winter season, with thousands of revelers enjoying an unparalleled afternoon in DC’s only adult-friendly winter wonderland. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
DC Travel and Adventure Show

Explore travel deals, new vacation spots and much more at DC's premier travel expo. There will be talks from travel celebrities, demonstrations and much more. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Special Olympics Polar Plunge

The Special Olympics DC Polar Plunge provides a fun, festive atmosphere with music, refreshments and parades of plungers in costume for all to enjoy. Pools are erected at Nationals Park, ready for all to take the plunge! Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
D'Vine Affair

Formerly known as the Women’s Committee’s Annual Wine Tasting and Amuse Bouche, D’Vine Affair is hosted by the Women’s Committee of The Washington Ballet. This year’s event will take attendees to Italy’s City of Love, Verona. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University present Let Freedom Ring! featuring Vanessa Williams

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the free, ticketed musical tributeLet Freedom Ring! The annual program, part of the free daily performance series on the Millennium Stage, features Grammy® and Tony®–nominated performer Vanessa Williams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Awake and In Motion: Celebrating 50 Years of MLK

Enjoy performances from local choirs and artists in this moving tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
MLK Day Parade

The Parade will commence on January 15th at 12:00 noon and will begin from 2700 MLK Ave SE Washington, DC and continue upMLK Avenue to Anacostia Park, where the MLK Holiday Festival and Health Fair will be underway. Across the nation and the world, Dr. King’s life and legacy is commemorated by a day of service and promoted as A Day On and Not a Day Off. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Bloody Mary Cocktail Class at the St. Regis

January is also Bloody Mary month, so the historic St. Regis hotel is celebrating the cocktail that was originally created in 1934 by hosting Bloody Mary drink-making classes. They will be held Friday from 4 to 6pm and Monday from 2 to 4pm. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Tailgate on the Terrace at Jack Rose Saloon

Jack Rose Dining Saloon downtown always does the playoffs right and this year it’s hosting a backyard barbecue on its heated rooftop patio with 10 different draft beers for $5 and $6, whiskeys and food including everything from Carolina gold barbecue chicken sandwiches to sweet-and-sour pork-belly bites and smoke-whiskey wings. Click here for more information.



DC in D.C. on MLK Weekend
Enjoy this huge weekend festival with Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment hosting events like the movie premiere of Batman: Gotham Gaslight at the Newseum. Check out panel discussions and appearances by the stars and producers of Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and even Supergirl and Freedom Fighters.

There’s also a sneak-peek screening of Black Lightning — it’s a TV series based on the first African-American DC Super Hero to have his own stand-alone comic title. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Parallax Gap at Renwick Gallery

Parallax Gap transforms the Renwick Gallery’s Bettie Rubenstein Grand Salon into a visual puzzle. This immersive, site-specific installation explores examples of interplay between craft and architecture through a ceiling-suspended structure running the length of the Renwick’s iconic gallery. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Subodh Gupta: Terminal

Internationally acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta transforms familiar household objects, such as stainless steel and brass vessels often found in India, into wondrous structures. The Freer|Sackler features the artist’s monumental installation Terminal. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
WILD at National Geographic

See extraordinary images of wildlife and wild places through the eyes of legendary photographer and former National Geographic magazine Editor at Large for Photography MICHAEL "NICK" NICHOLS in this special exhibition. Visitors will travel to the remotest reaches of the globe through Nick’s stunning, evocative, and technically innovative photos of our natural world. Exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Nighttime Adventure Society

Listen to some indie rock from DC's own Nighttime Adventure Society at The Wharf's new venue, Union Stage. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Jacob Jolliff Band

Enjoy a sample of Americana with the Jacob Jolliff band. Jolliff is a master of the mandolin and creates a sound that will make you want to dance all night! Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
French Ambassador Residence: Le Soiree Champagne

The French-American Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate to its 3rd annual La Soirée Champagne! The event will be hosted in the private Residence of the Ambassador of France, Gérard Araud. This is the perfect occasion to enjoy a rare opportunity to taste different Champagnes from France's leading houses, while at the same time mingle with fellow Chamber members, diplomats and VIPs. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
Valentine's Ball at the Embassy of Italy

In 1595, “Romeo and Juliet” turned the quiet little town of Verona Italy into one of the most romantic spots of the entire world. Tonight, Romeo and Juliet reappear in one of the most exciting venues in Washington, D.C. … and what better time to do this than during the Valentine’s Season! Click here for more information.



The Illusionists

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show returns to the Kennedy Center after sell-out shows in 2015! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2018
3rd Annual Veterans Awards

The Academy of United States Veterans and Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes will host the 3rd Annual Veterans Awards (The Vettys). CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper will host the 3rd-Annual Veterans Awards on Sunday, January 20, 2018 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The black-tie gala will honor 6 additional individuals and organizations who have demonstrated relentless dedication and selfless service to the veteran community and their families. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
Turtle Island Quartet with Liz Carroll

The two-time GRAMMY®-winning Turtle Island Quartet joins forces with renowned Irish fiddler and composer Liz Carroll for a joyous concert of effervescent music making. The repertoire evokes visions of a frosty winter’s eve and year-end celebrations from around the globe. Click here for more information.



Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Step Afrika! kicks off its holiday series at Atlas Performing Arts Center! his fun, family-friendly performance will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to energetic beats from Step Afrika! and special guest, DJ Frosty the Snowman. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
Sweet Heaven Kings

Anacostia's 16-member brass band performs their annual holiday show at The Kennedy Center. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
Festival of Mics
The Festival of Lights meets your rock star dreams at this Chanukah celebration where your vocals become what miracles are made of.
With the HariKaraoke live karaoke band backing you up, belt out a classic like “Sweet Caroline,” give the audience a reason to dance with Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” or stay on theme with your own rendition of Adam Sandler’s Chanukah song.

Enjoy festive Chanukah drinks, an elaborate craft-your-own latke bar, and put your dreidel skills to the test. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
New Year's Eve Fashion Gala

Dress your best and walk the red carpet at the St. Gregory's New Year's Eve Bash! Enjoy Champagne, a fashion show, music and so much more. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
Winterfest at Wunder Garten

DC's hip Noma hangout transforms into a winter sanctuary with craft beer, s'mores, themed drinks and a cozy outdoor garden complete with blankets. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
Smithsonian Annual Holiday Festival

Enjoy special holiday exhibits, movie screenings, music, food and more at this yearly holiday festival. Click here for more information.



Junior League of Washington Holiday Shops at Union Market

Shop the unique gifts from artisans at JLW's holiday market. You'll find jewelry, clothing, home goods and more. There's also an opening cocktail party on Friday night. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
"Me...Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Jane Goodall"

The Kennedy Center puts on a musical adaptation of the renowned conservationist's life and work. Shows are at 1:30pm and 4pm. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
Holiday Trunk Show at Tabandeh

Enjoy a trunk show from jewelry designers Samira 13 and Iradj Moini with champagne, light bites and lots of holiday cheer. Click here for more information.



FotoWeek DC

FotoWeekDC kicks off with more than 150 FREE photography and video exhibits at spots around town. There’s an opening party, and through the week you can see shows like the White House News Photographer’s “Eyes on History." And you can also see “Wild” from legendary National Geographic photographer Michael Nichols at the National Geographic Museum. Click here for more information.


January 1, 2017
Mark Bradford's "Picket's Charge"

Mark Bradford's installation is a 45-foot long installation of modern art reimagining the 19th-century cyclorama at the Gettysburg Battlefield. Bradford’s piece raises questions about our history and race. Click here for more information.