ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Happenings in Metro Washington DC – Oct. 23-29, 2014

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Arts & Entertainment:

Happenings in Metro DC

October 23 – 29, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

***Washington D.C.***

Culture Capital - Starry NightStarry, Starry Night: with StoneLion Puppet Theatre
Presented by: The Smithsonian Associates
Venue: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Thursday, October 23 & Friday, October 24 ∙ 10:15 am – 11:15 am – 12:15 pm ∙ $5-$8
Blast into space with wacky Professor Van Gogo for an incredible celestial voyage! This imaginative introduction to stargazing includes star stories brought to life by StoneLion Puppet Theatre’s hand and rod puppets. After the show, we invite you to visit the Explore the Universe Gallery. Ages 3-8.

Verbal Gymnastics with John Johnson
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Thursday, October 23 ∙ 10:30 am ∙ FREE!
This popular monthly spoken word program for adults uses body movement, poetry, and theatrical elements designed to spark inner creativity, reflection, and overall well-being.

The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
National Archives
Thursday, October 23 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business. Author Michael Blanding, in his book The Map Thief, describes the life of E. Forbes Smiley, a once considered respectable antiquarian map dealer, who spent years doubling as a map thief—until he was finally arrested for slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. A book signing will follow the program.

Washington National Opera presents Highlights from La bohème
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Thursday, October 23 ∙  6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Enjoy a free preview of musical highlights from La Bohème, featuring members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other artists from the WNO production in the Opera House this November.

NSO Pops: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton / John Mauceri, conductor
Presented by: National Symphony Orchestra
Venue: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, October 23 – Saturday, October 25 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $20-$88
Danny Elfman has composed unforgettable scores for director Tim Burton’s weirdly wonderful worlds of Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Alice in Wonderland, and more. John Mauceri conducts his music with visuals from Burton’s films.

Gerdan
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Friday, October 24 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The D.C. ensemble performs its own blend of world music inspired by its native Ukrainian roots, bringing together the old with the new in an exciting repertoire of Eastern European folk music.

KC Jazz Club: Louis Hayes Jazz Communicators
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, October 24 ∙  7:30 pm and 9:30 pm∙ $26-$32
A legendary drummer who began playing with groups fronted by Cannonball Adderley and Oscar Peterson in the 1950s and ’60s, Louis Hayes brings his Jazz Communicators for an evening of vibrant, creative music

From The Top: Live with Host Christopher O’Riley
Presented by: Washington Performing Arts
Venue: GW Lisner Auditorium
Friday, October 24 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ $15- $30
What began as a radio experiment in 2000 quickly became one of the most popular weekly classical music programs on public radio. Broadcast on over 250 stations nationwide to an audience of more than 700,000 listeners, From the Top, hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, celebrates the amazing performances and captivating stories of America’s best pre-college classical musicians. Expect to see and hear remarkable students from the D.C. area.

Harvest Festival
National Geographic
Saturday, October 25 ∙  10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Celebrate all things food at the Harvest Festival, DC’s official Food Day celebration and part of the National Geographic Museum’s Food: Our Global Kitchen exhibition! Watch demonstrations by local chefs for both kids and adults, ride a smoothie-bike, taste healthy and delicious treats, explore a mini-farmers market complete with a produce scavenger hunt, explore your inner artist with fruit and veggie watercolor painting, and much more. Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Saturday Art Workshops (Ages 5-7)
Kreeger Museum
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $15- $20
Young artists use wooden twigs and sticks to create 2D and 3D compositions. They learn visual and additive sculptural techniques while discussing the natural environment and the importance of trees in our landscape.

East of the River Photography Project
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, October 25∙ 10:30 am ∙ FREE!
Local artist Bruce McNeil leads program participants in a photography shoot along the Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River. Photos taken will be included in a documentary project about the Anacostia watershed. Be a part of this eco-friendly art project. Bring your digital camera and don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes. Transportation will be provided by the museum. Participants should meet first inside the museum.

Haunted Chocolate House: A Workshop for Children
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ $3- $15
Enjoy a Spooktacular family-friendly tour through the historic gardens. After the tour, children participate in a chilling chocolate workshop to create 3-D haunted chocolate houses to take home (one per child registered). Ages 5+

¡Tum Tica!: A Story of Music and Family
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Saturday, October 25 ∙  3:00 pm ∙ $10-$12
When a grandfather and his U.S.-born grandchild travel south to Colombia they discover their family history and culture through music – a fusion of indigenous, Spanish, and African rhythms that make up Latin American beats. Puppets of famous Latin American musicians and singers enliven this entertaining voyage.
Una historia de música y familia
A Bilingual Presentation
World Premiere
By Cecilia Cackley
Directed by Tom Mallan
Music by Cecilia Cackley and Diana Sáez
Puppets by Wit’s End Puppets

Author Talk: Rashin Kheiriyeh
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 3:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The museum celebrates October National Book Month with this family program featuring prize-winning children’s author and artist Rashin Kheiriyeh. Kheiriyeh talks about how she became an author and reads her book Two Parrots, a children’s story inspired by Rumi, the great 13th century Iranian poet. Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Target Family Night: Chocolate City Rocks presents Jali D, Uncle Devin, and Bab Ras D
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
This for the kids edition features live performances by critically acclaimed musicians, children entertainers, and educators and is hosted by Risikat Okedeyi.

Holla-ween Boogie (Costume Dance Party!)
Joy of Motion Dance Center – Friendship Heights
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ $5- $10
Bring the whole family to Joy of Motion Dance Center’s costume dance party! This event is appropriate for all ages. A portion of the proceeds go to support JOMDC’s community outreach initiatives.

English Country Dance in DC
Dumbarton House
Sunday, October 26 ∙  1:00 pm ∙ $5
English Country Dance is a social, folk dance form, which has earliest documented instances in the late 16th century and was popular well into the Baroque and Regency eras. All are welcome – no experience necessary, just the desire to have fun.

Culture Capital - Halloween WhodunitNSO Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm ∙ $15-$18
There’s a mystery in the Concert Hall on All Hallows’ Eve! For this frightfully fun concert, don your freaky-deakiest costumes and join all the ghoulishly attired musicians for a wickedly wacky, music-filled whodunit. Age 5+

Schubert-Impromptus, Op. 90
Presented by: Washington Performing Arts
Venue: Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ $20
In his acclaimed What Makes It Great? series, former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow “gets audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper level than they ever thought possible” (Los Angeles Times). In a three-part format, Kapilow unravels and explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, pianist Yuliya Gorenman performs the piece in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers.

Theatre Mala Scena
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
This show uses miming and circus arts to tell the story of an unusual girl who was born with needles all around her body. Although she tries desperately to fit in with everybody else, she struggles to find a place in society.

Concert: Alexander and Natalia Shonert
National Gallery of Art
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 6:30 pm ∙ FREE!
This event takes place in the West Building Main Floor, West Garden Court. Alexander Shonert, violinist, Natalia Shonert, pianist; Music by Czech composers.

Shannon Dunne Dance
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Monday, October 27 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The company performs old style Irish dance in a hilarious modern day theatrical context.

Tudor Tots: Fall Frolic
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tuesday, October 28 ∙  10:00 am ∙ $0-$5
Tudor Place has enchanted young children for almost two centuries. Experience it yourself on Tuesday mornings as we meet to read, sing, and play in the picturesque gardens. This family-friendly program offers a new theme each week, from “adventurous animals” to “growing gardens” and more. Children will participate each week in an interactive read-aloud, songs and themed movements, all related to the week’s topic, and will enjoy sharing this tranquil setting with the grown-ups who care for them. Parent/caregiver must remain with child.

Exploring Mars: The Next Generation – Student Matinee
National Geographic
Tuesday, October 28 ∙ 10:15 am ∙ $10
“Don’t ever give up on your dream. I wanted to build interstellar vehicles, and now I am as close to that as possible by building vehicles that go to other planets.”—Kobie Boykins Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Kobie Boykins graduated Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, before becoming a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. There, he worked on the Mars Pathfinder Mission and later designed and built the solar arrays that powered the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Most recently, Boykins was responsible for the design of the actuators on Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, which safely landed on Mars on August 6, 2012, and he is the supervisor of Curiosity’s mobility and remote sensing teams. Curiosity is already making important discoveries about Mars’ ability to support life in its distant past. Boykins’ other projects have included work on the Ocean Surface Topography Mission, making measurements by satellite of the Earth’s oceans. Join him for an up-to-the-minute report on NASA’s latest mission to explore the Red Planet. Recommended for grades 3–6.

Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tuesday, October 28 ∙  11:15 am ∙ $0-$10
This lively guided walk traces the history and horticulture of centuries-old trees, heirloom plants and flowers, and abundant English boxwood across the five-and-a-half-acre landscape. Learn how Tudor Place’s design reflects its Federal-period origins and changes in land use over time. See where orchards, stables, and grazing land made way for lawns, fountains and garden “rooms.” Identify varieties cultivated here over time, and see how four owners over six generations cared for and embellished their land as Georgetown and the Federal city grew around it.

Laurent Piron’s Magicalement Drole
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Tuesday, October 28 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Highly skilled magic, comedy, and a bit of craziness come together for a dynamic performance that won’t soon be forgotten!

Zombie Parasites!
National Geographic
Wednesday, October 29 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙ $24 
What if, unbeknownst to you, someone—or something—was controlling your behavior for its own nefarious ends? This nightmare scenario gets acted out over and over across the natural world, from insects to fish—even mammals—as mind-sucking parasites compel their hosts to nurture and protect them. For a close-up look at this horrifying (but fascinating!) phenomenon, science writer Carl Zimmer (author of Parasite Rex and a National Geographic blogger) will join photographer Anand Varma for an evening of unbelievably stunning, and sometimes shocking, photography and weird (but true) science.
Get in the Halloween spirit! Dress as a zombie for a chance to win a prize.

***Maryland***


Stuart Little

Adventure Theatre MTC
Through Sunday, October 26 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $19 [Discount Tickets]
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Shy and thoughtful, Stuart’s greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?
Based on the Award Winning Book by E.B. White ∙ Adapted for the Stage by Joseph Robinette ∙ Directed by Colin Hovde ∙ Starring Chris Dinolfo ∙ Recommended for All Ages

Photo by Brian Mengini

Photo by Brian Mengini

Rennie Harris Puremovement
Publick Playhouse
Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ $10-$20
For more than twenty years, the recognized king of hip hop Rennie Harris Puremovement has performed to capacity audiences in theatres in the U.S. and abroad, presenting Hip Hop in works that display the rich cultural traditions of the genre, serving as a voice for a new generation, and crumbling negative stereotypes. The program includes “Something to do with Love, Volume 1” the first part of a trilogy that Harris says, “reflects the trials and tribulations of our relationships with our friends, families and lovers as a way of tracking our spiritual growth.” Experience the dazzling virtuosity and vibrant athleticism of this celebrated dance company as they dance to Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Parliament Funkadelics, Groove Collective, and more. (Performance geared for families, but may contain profanity).

 

***Virginia***

Haunted Trail at the Workhouse
Workhouse Arts Center
Friday, October 24 – Saturday, November 1 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ $5-$10
Strange things are happening in Lorton. One by one, citizens are succumbing to an unidentified infection that mutates them into empty drones with a single purpose: to convert more and more humans to a growing Horde. Self-appointed militias are assigning un-infected persons to safe zones until the situation can be contained. Safe passage is not guaranteed.The trail takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please note that this is an outdoor trail and may not be appropriate for everyone. This trail is rated PG-13 and recommended for teens 13+.

The Monster Who Ate My Peas
The Alden
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ $10-$15
ArtsPower’s newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of willpower.

”When I Was Your Age…” #SomeThingsNeverChange
Presented by: Potomac Harmony Chorus
Venue: Thomas Jefferson Community Center
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 3:00 pm ∙ $15-$20
An afternoon of a cappella barbershop entertainment for our original theatrical and concert performance. This funny and poignant look at the mother/daughter relationship through many generations will feature your favorite a cappella hits from across the decades. This year’s show will feature two special guest barbershop quartets — GQ and Sound Advice — in addition to Potomac Harmony’s beloved chapter quartets!

Culture Capital - John Tartaglia ImaginOceanJohn Tartaglia: ImaginOcean
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm ∙ $5-$15
Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia takes young audiences on a magical under-the-sea adventure in this one-of-a-kind live glow-in-the-dark musical! Fishy friends Tank, Bubbles, and Dorsel discover a treasure map, thus beginning their remarkable journey of underwater discovery. Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to big band, this charming story appeals to audiences of all ages and is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye!

Music for Dance
Presented by: Arlington Philharmonic
Venue: Washington-Lee High School
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 3:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Join us for the opening concert of our 2014-2015 season, “Music for Dance!” Repertoire includes a variety of dance pieces by Fauré, Kodály, and Ginastera and features DC-based violinist Emil Chudnovsky performing the celebrated Tchaikovsky violin concerto. Considered one of the most challenging and hauntingly beautiful pieces in violin literature, this performance is not to be missed!

The Big Meow
Presented by: Jane Franklin Dance
Venue: Athenaeum
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 4:30 pm ∙ $10-$15
The Big Meow, is family-friendly performance inspired by the book by Elizabeth Spires. It is the story of an ever-hopeful fluffball who desperately wants to belong to the band of neighborhood cats, but is ostracized for a “loud as a lion’s roar” meow. The Big Meow is a story of hope, disappointment, courage and the need for belonging. These simple themes are part of every neighborhood, but in this wonderful tale told through the experiences of Little Cat, a potential weakness is a unique strength.

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WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2014 – FREE KIDS’ DAY!

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Washington International Horse Show - Kids Day

56th Annual

Washington International Horse Show

Kids’ Day, a FREE family-friendly event!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

10 AM to 2 PM

Verizon Center - 601 F St NW, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20004 [Directions]

More than 1,000 children and families will be on hand for Washington International Horse Show  Kids’ Day — a free, fun, family-friendly event created by WIHS to share the joy of horses with the local community and teach kids and their families about horses and equestrian sport. Kids’ Day will be held Saturday from 10am-2pm with activities both inside Verizon Center and on F Street between 7th and 8th Streets in front of the Hotel Monaco.

More than a dozen hands-on educational and fun activities are available, including pony rides, the Animal Planet Horseless Horse Show, horseshoe painting, face painting, pony brushing lessons, plus giveaways from Paisley Pony magazine and Georgetown Cupcake, while supplies last. Klinger, the famous U.S. Army Caisson Platoon horse, will be a special guest. And there’s even a pony kissing booth!

Check in at the Animal Planet Horseless Horse Show to receive a ticket voucher, which can be exchanged for a ticket to the horse show performance of choice (day/night) at the Verizon Center Box Office.

Thrifty Friends:  If you have a young horse enthusiast, children ages 3-12 are admitted FREE to all daytime performances before 5pm. You might also consider purchasing tickets for Barn Night 2014. There’s a Military Discount all week with military ID. View the complete WIHS schedule here.

 

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The Washington International Horse Show’s mission is, by means of a horse show and exhibitions, to promote a greater interest and education of all things equestrian, and to achieve the highest standards of equestrian sport. Through the horse show, WIHS engages and supports charitable causes and the Washington, DC community.

Held annually at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, the Washington International is the country’s leading metropolitan indoor horse show.

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Beep-beep: Truck Touch Fun at Suburban Nursery School {FLASH GIVEAWAY}

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If your little one can’t go one block without pointing out every pick-up, trash, or fire truck they see, then they won’t know how to contain themselves at this annual event. Multiple vehicles (in the past they’ve even had a paper shredding truck and a pink dump truck!) will be parked in the nursery school’s lot, ready to be poked and prodded by kids of all ages. If all that truck crawling works up an appetite in your kiddo, no worries—this year marks the addition of food trucks to the lot. During the Truck Touch Fun at Suburban Nursery School, don’t miss Pumpkin Decorating ∙ Halloween Bake Sale ∙ Toy Raffle [Note: Kids in costume get a free raffle ticket] ∙ Bounce House & Face Painting too! More information here.

Suburban Nursery School at Concord Park

7210 Hidden Creek Road ∙ Bethesda, Maryland 20817 [Directions]

Saturday, October 25, 2014

10am – 2pm

Cost: $5 per person

Children Under 2 FREE!

All proceeds go to support creative programming for the children at Suburban Nursery School.

***Giveaway Details***

DC Thrifty Mom appreciates the opportunity to provide my Thrifty Friends with fun and exciting experiences.  I am excited to promote Suburban Nursery School’s Truck Touch and offer one lucky DC Thrifty Mom follower a family 4-pack of tickets to the event on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm.

This giveaway is non-transferable and you must be at least 18 years old to enter. Since this is a Flash Giveaway, I will notify the winner by 8:00 am on Friday, October 24 and you will have 2 hours to respond before notifying the runner-up.

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Silver Spring Mocha Moms Annual Preschool Fair ∙ Occupy Schools™

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Silver Spring Mocha Moms

Annual Preschool Fair

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10:45 am – 12:45 pm

East County Community Center Gymnasium

3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, Maryland [Directions]

Silver Spring Mocha Moms are hosting their Annual Preschool Fair. Come out and learn about the preschools in their community. This event is a convenient way to get introduced to the local preschool environment. Learn about the schools’ curriculum, staff, tuition, application procedures and more! Door prizes and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, contact Silver Spring Mocha Moms: [email protected]

Participating Schools:

The Barrie School
The Blissett School
Evergreen School
Grace Episcopal Day School
Green Acres School
Jamon Montessori Day School
Sandy Spring Friends School
Silver Spring Day School
Spring Bilingual Montessori Academy
Spring Knolls
St. John the Evangelist School

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Occupy Schools

Occupy Schools™

Our Mission

  • To promote and foster parent involvement and engagement in the academic lives of their children.
  • To encourage parents to be strong advocates for the education of their children, as well as other children in their communities.
  • To help close the minority achievement gap in the United States.

Occupy Schools is a bold, national initiative launched in Fall 2012 to empower parents to be active, involved and engaged in their children’s schools and to send a clear message that parents are partners in their children’s education. Occupy Schools™ starts where academic success begins – at home – where our mothers and fathers pledge to build strong educational foundations for their families. It will continue into schools and communities across the country, as parents from all walks of life commit to spending more time in their children’s schools, communicating regularly with teachers, sharing ideas and exchanging information with administrators, and holding themselves and others accountable for providing children with the type of high quality education they deserve.

The “Occupy” movement in America has taken on a life of its own in recent months. Yet, Occupy Schools™ is not about pitching tents and protesting. It’s about letting it be known that not only do we care about the education our children are receiving, we are willing to DO something about it. We pledge to be active and involved parents who serve as advocates for our children and for the children in our communities.

Occupy Schools™ was born out of a deep desire and relentless passion to improve the educational outcomes of our children. In early 2012, Mocha Moms, Inc. was invited to participate on a conference call with Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, to discuss released findings of a study conducted by the Department of Education. Among other findings, the study reported that African-American students:

  • Have less access to challenging courses in high school;
  • Are taught by lower-paid and less experienced teachers; and
  • Are over three times more likely to be suspended or expelled from school when compared to white students.

This is UNACCEPTABLE and it ENDS NOW. We are going to do our part to put an end to these devastating statistics. Studies show that regardless of the school or the school district, academic outcomes improve for children whose parents have positive and frequent communication with teachers, are actively involved in the PTA, attend school activities and field trips, regularly monitor homework assignments, and who are actively engaged in the school community. Change begins with us. It’s time to act. It is time for us to Occupy Schools™.

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FREE Pumpkin Carving Party!

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Pumpkin Carving Party

Stop by the NoMa pumpkin patch on Thursday, October 23, and carve a free pumpkin, check out the cutest petting zoo in the city, and enjoy a live bluegrass band! The NoMa BID will be providing pumpkins and carving tools for the first 300 people. Please click here to reserve a pumpkin. Carvers may bring their own carving tools.

Note: NoMa BID will have extra pumpkins that’ll be available on a first come, first serve basis for attendees.

Don’t want to get your hands in pumpkin guts? No problem! Hear the Page County Ramblers perform live music, get your face painted, and join a candy scavenger hunt starting at 5 PM. Plus get something delicious, seasonal and (for the over 21 crowd) alcoholic from Union Kitchen, who will be selling food on site.

Details:
Thursday, October 23 ∙ 4-7 PM
1100 First Street, NE (Corner of First and Pierce Streets, NE)
Closest Metro: Union Station or NoMa/Gallaudet U (Red Line)
This event is FREE and open to the public
Tweet @NoMaBID to hype your favorite jack-o-lantern pattern
In the event of inclimate weather, the event will be held on Friday, October 24

Live music, petting zoo, candy scavenger hunt, pumpkins and carving utensils are free. Food and drinks are available for purchase. The mini petting zoo will feature cute critters such as bunnies, chicks, sheep and more.

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Located just north of Capitol Hill and Union Station, the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) was created by the District of Columbia City Council and approved by the Mayor in March 2007. The BID supports the emergence of NoMa as one of the District’s most exciting mixed-use neighborhoods. Through a special assessment collected from property owners in a 35-block area, the BID is helping to make NoMa more beautiful, friendly, and attractive for businesses, residents, and visitors. Its main tasks include:

  • Providing cleaning and safety services
  • Promoting NoMa through marketing and community events
  • Coordinating public and private investments and services
  • Enhancing the community by promoting employment and community projects with NoMa neighbors.

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FREE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN Metro Washington DC: Oct 18 & 19, 2014

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free-admission

DC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE Things To Do 

THIS WEEKEND

in the Washington DC Metro Area:

October 18 & 19, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

***Visit our Calendar for more FREE & Cheap happenings.***

***Washington D.C.***

Saturday Morning at the National - Molly Moores’ Midsummer Night’s Dream
The National Theatre
Saturday, October 18 ∙  9:30 am & 11:00 am   FREE!

Set off on a wild adventure full of magic spells, mischievous fairies and mistaken love in Molly’s zany adaptation of Shakespeare’s 400-year old script. Under her expert guidance, kids take key roles in this beloved play set in an enchanted forest.

2014 Fall Garden Tours
White House
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE Admission but ticket required!
During this event, visitors can see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and South Lawn of the White House. Additionally, the White House Kitchen Garden – the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden – will be accessible to guests.

St John’s Book Fair 2014
St John’s Episcopal Preschool 
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE Admission!
Book Sale & Bake Sale ∙ Miss Patti Sing-Along (11:00 am) ∙ Crafts, Face Painting & Lunch Note: Book Sale only on Sunday

8th Annual Fall Fair – “Save the Music Program”
Mitchell Park, 23rd and S Streets, NW
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE Admission!
With pumpkin decorating, musicians & dancers, international food, wagon-led hayrides for toddlers, crafts, face painting, moon bounce, games and much much more…INCLUDING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!

3rd Annual Hillcrest Day
Anne Beers Elementary School – Field
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE Admission!
The community of Hillcrest warmly invites you to the 3rd Annual Hillcrest Day celebration. Join neighbors and friends for an exciting day of music and outdoor
fun! There’s something for everyone: MOONBOUNCE, ARTS & CRAFTS, FACE PAINTING, FOOD/DRINKS, INFLATABLE FIRE TRUCK SLIDE, PUMPKIN CARVE CONTEST, BOOK DRIVE, DJ/MUSIC, AND MUCH MORE…

Explore the Past: Textiles
DAR Museum
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Fall is a chilly time of year, so bundle up! Ever wonder where your clothes come from? Try your hand at making wool into yarn, explore a silkworm cocoon, and discover how people made clothing before there were factories. Drop-in, for all ages. This program is also part of the Neighbors to the President Consortium Fall Festival.

Portrait Story Days: Juliette Gordon Lowe
National Portrait Gallery – 1st Floor, education center, E151
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 1:00 pm & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Young visitors and their families may drop in to listen to a story about an influential person in the Portrait Gallery’s collection and create a piece of art inspired by his or her portrait.

Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround
Presented by: Dance Place
Venue: Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Acts of Arriving is an 8-hour, outdoor, traveling, multi-site performance project exploring and connecting specific Metro D.C. neighborhoods by examining the meaning and emergence of community through individual and collective engagement. The work combines movement with text, live music, and unique audience participation as an entry to delve into questions of “where are we from?” and “where are we now?” in real time. Also today: Daniel Burkholder presented by: Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6:00 pm on the North Plaza.

Beijing Jinfang Student Art Troupe
Presented by:  DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Venue: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE but you must reserve tickets 
Join students from 80 schools across China for an exciting afternoon of traditional Chinese folk dance, music, theatre and Beijing Opera.

ImaginAsia: Archaeological Adventures
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery – ImaginAsia classroom, sublevel 2
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE!
In this workshop, families take a focused, self-guided tour of Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips. A studio project in the classroom will allow participants to practice the same observational skills used in the galleries. For children ages 8 to 14 with adult companions. ***Special Event on Saturday, 1:00 pm - International Archaeology DayIn celebration of International Archaeology Day and Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips, discover what it’s like to work on an archaeological dig in the remote deserts of Arabia. At 1:15 pm, join docents in the exhibition to read original records and see treasures from an actual expedition in the 1950s. At 2 pm, families are invited to explore the exhibition and then participate in a hands-on learning project in the ImaginAsia classroom. At 3:15 pm, meet archaeologist Zaydoon Zaid, who has led expeditions in Yemen and was an advisor for Unearthing Arabia.

Rhythm Café: The Cultural World of Oscar Brown Jr.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Enjoy an afternoon of live jazz featuring the music of Oscar Brown Jr. Brown was not only a respected musician, but was also a singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, and civil rights activist.

Adams Morgan PorchFest
Adams Morgan Neighborhood – 18 Street and Columbia Road, NW
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 3:00 pm ∙ FREE!
It may never be easier to get up close and personal with the musical talent of Washington than at the second annual Adams Morgan PorchFest when the front porches of homes and a few local businesses are transformed into intimate performance spaces to be enjoyed by anyone who happens to stroll by. Inspired by similar PorchFest events across the country aimed at creating a family friendly, neighborhood-based alternative to the nightclub music scene, Adams Morgan’s version will span an eclectic range of styles from Brazilian, Irish and jazz, to indie rock, children’s music and even Egyptian Nubian folkloric.

Kinobe
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Sunday, October 19 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Born near Lake Victoria in Uganda, Kinobe (Chi-no-bay) is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer known for his inspired synthesis of African roots and global fusion.

***Maryland***

FREE FALL BALTIMORE IS BACK FOR 2014!
Various venues
Throughout October  ∙ FREE!
Free Fall Baltimore celebrates its ninth year by bringing wonderful free cultural activities to your doorstep. With more than 250 unique events anticipated, you’ll be able to find an exciting activity on almost every day in October. Note: All activities listed are FREE, but many events require advance registration. View the schedule here.

American Indian Festival
Patuxent River Park
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Celebrate the rich and diverse Native American Indian cultures and heritage! This event will feature live entertainment, storytelling, weaving, food sampling and interactive exhibits. Attend the event for a multitude of other exciting activities.
Multiple raffles include a hand-woven “Pendleton” blanket and a Native American style flute. (You must be present to win the raffle)

ECC Fall Festival
Early Childhood Center
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Games ∙ Prizes ∙ Food ∙ Entertainment ∙ Inflatable Bouncer ∙ Fun Run

Annual Fall Festival
SOUTH MOUNTAIN CREAMERY
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE Admission & parking!
South Mountain Creamery’s goal is to INSTILL healthy eating habits, EDUCATE about the benefits of local agriculture, and PROVIDE a sustainable future for our children. Festival information here.

Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show
Glenview Mansion
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE!
The grounds of Glenview Mansion are transformed when more than 550 antique and classic automobiles go on display. From Packard to Ferrari, 30 car clubs are represented during this grand event while auto collectors and enthusiasts share the fond memories of the classic cars of yesteryear.

17th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival
Outdoors – Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 11:00 am & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE Admission!
The Bethesda Row Arts Festival transforms four blocks downtown Bethesda into an outdoor art gallery featuring fine arts and crafts for sale from 190 museum quality artists in the Bethesda Row area of Bethesda, Maryland. Here is a link to the Festival map showing artist booth locations, parking, dining, shopping and more. View the Official 2014 Festival Program

Aspen Hill Community Festival
Aspen Hill Library
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE!
The Friends of the Library, Aspen Hill Chapter, invite you to join us at the annual Aspen Hill Community Festival. Activities for children and adults all day, plus: 11 am and 12:15 pm – Kaydee Puppets ∙ 1:30 – Magician Tom Lilly ∙ 2:30 – Balloon Animals and Temporary Tattoos

Glen Echo Fire Department – Open House
Sunday, October 19 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE, with hope of a small donation
Featuring fire department apparatus to look at and sit in, hourly kitchen fire demonstrations, a junior fire-fighting training simulator, and more.
The department will have hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks available for the public to enjoy.

6th Annual World of Montgomery Festival
Westfield Wheaton
Sunday, October 19 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE Admission!
Celebrate the diverse cultural heritages which play an active role in the lives of Montgomery County residents and communities. The festival showcases this rich diversity through food, music, dance, traditional arts and hands-on projects for children and families.

Family Nature Time
Black Hill Visitor Center
Sunday, October 19 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Mom and Dad, grab the kids and come out to play! We’ll have nature-y activities that families can do together. Drop in any time during program hours on the first and third Sundays of the month. Free! No registration required.

Family Sundays
Baltimore Museum of Art
Sunday, October 19 ∙  2:00 pm   FREE!
The BMA is the place to be for free family fun! Every Sunday, enjoy different activities—sketching tours, hands-on workshops, gallery tours, and more—designed just for families. OCTOBER’s Theme: Marvelous Matisse - October 19: Make a Portrait in Clay 

17TH ANNUAL PRESCHOOL FAIR
Presented by: MOMS Club of Potomac, Maryland
Venue: Parish Hall at St James’ Episcopal Church
Sunday, October 19 ∙ 3:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Confused about which preschool is the right one for your child? Come learn more about local preschools in one place. This is truly one stop shopping! Over 30 preschools from the Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Kensington, Chevy Chase and surrounding areas will be represented.
Goody bags available to the first 100 attendees! Admission is FREE for attendees and children are welcome. Activities available for children too!

***Virginia***

National Trademark Expo
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
More than 40 exhibitors and displays • Seminars for business and entrepreneurs • Children’s workshops • Costumed characters and inflatables • Small giveaways • Numerous activities. . . featuring registered trademarks!

2014 Loudoun County Fall Farm Tour
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 10:00 am
Come out and enjoy the flavors, colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys!

ACDS 25th Annual Country Market
Alexandria Country Day School
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE Admission!
A day of games, prizes, music, food, and fun! Highlights include a performance by The Great Zucchini at 1:00 pm, as well as a photo booth, face painting, dunking booth and pumpkin crafts. Food trucks Meggrolls and Melted will be here, and a Vendors Boutique features items from local businesses and a great opportunity for early holiday shopping. Admission is free. Tickets must be purchased for games and activities.

Farm Harvest Days & Carnival Fun
Frying Pan Farm Park
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE Admission & Parking!
Fall is a busy time on the farm! Watch the cider press in action, milk a goat or a cow, shell corn, peel apples, meet the farm animals and see traditional farm demonstrations. Add a wagon ride ($3) or a visit to the Fall Carnival for even more family fun! Some activities may have fees.

GROOVY NATE
Doodlehopper 4 Kids – Falls Church
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:30 am∙ FREE Admission!
Groovy Nate is a children*s performer who blends music, puppetry, movement, and comedy into one groovy experience! The shows expose participants to various genres of music and encourage them to move, sing, and play!

Ghosts in the Park?
Potomac Overlook Regional Park – Nature Center
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:30 am ∙ FREE but reservation requested
Ghosts at Potomac Overlook?? For real?? Join us as we tour the park to explore the history of the park and the people who lived here over the past centuries. Recommended for visitors 8 years old and older. Meet at the Nature Center. Dress for the weather and please wear sturdy walking shoes.

1st Annual Tysons Fall Harvest Festival
Lerner Town Square at Tysons II
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE
Stroll through the arts and crafts booths and taste some of the fun flavors of Fall. It is all here for the reaping… bring your family and friends and carve out some special memories.

2014 Halloween Family Fun Day
Reston Community Center
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE
Bring the whole family plus the ‘four legged’ members to this event. We will have family entertainment, fashion show and activities.
Petoberfest is sponsored by NOVADog Magazine, Prince William SPCA & Unleashed.

PETOBERFEST
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE
Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy sensational performances perfect for the whole family. Peter McCory, a famed one-man band, will put children in the Halloween spirit at 12:15 p.m., followed by a wonderful performance at 1:15 p.m. by Bob Brown’s Puppets in Monster Madness. Little ghosts and goblins up to the age of 8 will try their skill at winning candy and prizes when they play carnival games. All children must be accompanied by an adult guardian, age 18 or older.

Arcadia Farm Fallfest Funtacular!
Arcadia Farm at Woodlawn
Sunday, October 19 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ FREE, but they ask that you RSVP so they can plan properly.
This family friendly FREE festival features old fashioned games, cake walks, a pie eating contest, a pumpkin patch, chicken encounters, farm yoga, farm volunteering, live music, and fall donuts. Experience our educational farm stations, meet our staff, learn about compost and seed saving, commune with the Ladies (our laying hens), participate in a cooking demonstration, and take a guided tour through our Mobile Market, Woodlawn Mansion, and the Pope-Leighy House. Snacks and hot apple cider will be available. Bring a picnic blanket and make an afternoon of it!

Diwali Festival of Lights: Music and Dance
Presented by: Mudra Arts Center
Venue: Ashburn Library
Sunday, October 19 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Experience Indian cultural heritage through singing, music and dance. For all ages.

Attention

***REMINDER - NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING LOTTERY 2014 IS NOW OPEN!
The ticket lottery for the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is now open until Monday, October 20 at 10 a.m. (ET). Enter the lottery now to obtain tickets to this annual event held on Thursday, December 4. Enter the ticket lottery HERE!

***DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN? ∙ DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN {FLASH GIVEAWAY}
DC Thrifty Mom appreciates the opportunity to provide my Thrifty Friends with fun and exciting experiences. I am excited to promote Disney On Ice presents Frozen and offer one lucky DC Thrifty Mom follower a family 4-pack of tickets for the performance on Monday, October 27th at 3:00 PM. ENTER HERE!

ICE! Discount at the Gaylod National - October 2014Spectacular 72-Hour Savings on ICE! 

Sign Up and Save on Your ICE! Visit – Only $17 on Non-Peak Dates!*

For a limited time, join the Gaylord’s email list and they will send you details about the exclusive offer and directions on how to take advantage of these special savings.
*Offers do not apply to package rates. Restrictions apply to all offers. See website for details.

Enjoy your weekend!

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National Christmas Tree Lighting Lottery 2014 Is Now Open!

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NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE

LIGHTING CEREMONY: 

Ticket Lottery 2014 is Now OPEN!

The ticket lottery for the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is now open until Monday, October 20 at 10 a.m. (ET). Enter the lottery now to obtain tickets to this annual event held on December 4. Enter the ticket lottery HERE!

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Recreation.gov is your gateway to discover America’s Outdoors and more!

Recreation.gov is your one-stop shop for trip planning, information sharing and reservations brought to you by 12 federal Participating Partners. Seven of these partner agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Archives, offer advance reservations at 2,500 federal areas for over 60,000 facilities and activities.

Explore your America with Recreation.gov! Experience your favorite activities or places and discover new getaways – your adventure beckons!

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Do You Want To Build A Snowman? ∙ Disney On Ice presents Frozen {Giveaway CLOSED}

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Feld Entertainment, Inc.,

Brings the #1 Animated Movie of All Time to Life with

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Coming to Fairfax & Baltimore!

Tickets On Sale Now for Touring Skating Spectacular
Featuring Dynamic Sisters Anna and Elsa, Appearing for the First Time in a Live Production

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

Fairfax, Virginia

Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030

To order tickets by phone: (703) 993-3000 or 1-800-745-3000

Date and Time of Performance:
·      Wednesday, October 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.
·      Thursday, October 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.
·      Friday, October 24th @ 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
·      Saturday, October 25th @ 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
·      Sunday, October 26th @ 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
·      Monday, October 27th @ 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Arena, 201 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

To order tickets by phone: (410) 347-2020

Date and Time of Performance:
·      Wednesday, October 29th @ 7:30 p.m.
·      Thursday, October 30th @ 7:30 p.m.
·      Friday, October 31st @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
·      Saturday, November 1st @ 11:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
·      Sunday, November 2nd @ 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

To order tickets online:  www.ticketmaster.com 

***DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE***

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Disney On Ice website

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Happenings in Metro Washington DC – Oct. 16-22, 2014

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Culture CapitalArts & Entertainment:

Happenings in Metro DC

October 16 – 22, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

***Washington D.C.***

Culture Capital - Fabulas FairytalesFabulas Fairytales: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Presented by: The Smithsonian Associates
Venue: Smithsonian Discovery Theater
Thursday, October 16 ∙ 10:15 am & 11:30 am ∙ $5-$8
Start with three bears, three pigs, and three billy goats gruff. Add two languages, and what do you get? The perfect combination for a fresh and fun introduction to Spanish words—and a fabulas new take on a trio of familiar stories in this interactive Discovery Theater original. Kids will find our “found” costumes and set pieces crafted from recycled materials pretty fabulous, too. Ages 3-7.

 

Listen Local First D.C. presents Feedel Band
Presented by:  Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Thursday, October 16 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
This D.C. band blends Ethiopian music and jazz to create a unique sound called EthioJazz.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
National Archives
Thursday, October 16 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Finding Your Roots. Gates will discuss practical information for amateur genealogists just beginning archival research on their own roots, and detail the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research that now allows us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time than ever before.
A book signing will follow the program.

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous Lecture
National Geographic
Thursday, October 16 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙ $24
It was the largest predatory dinosaur, with spike-shaped teeth and a body over 50 feet long.“It” was Spinosaurus, and although it was a giant among dinosaurs, its fossils eluded scientists for decades. Now two dedicated paleontologists, Paul Sereno and National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim, are reconstructing a complete skeleton of this prehistoric giant that was bigger than T. rex. Almost as amazing as Spinosaurus itself is the story of how this monster was rediscovered a century after its bones were first unearthed and later bombed into oblivion in the chaos of WWII.
The National Geographic Museum will be open until 7:15 for viewing of the exhibit Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous.

Masters of Illusion – Believe the Impossible
Warner Theatre
Thursday, October 16 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙ $44.50-$79.75
Grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers are all things you can expect to see at a Masters of Illusion live show.

Friday Noon Concert: Excelsa String Quartet
Arts Club of Washington
Friday, October 17 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The noon concert series resumes with the noted Excelsa String Quartet. Formed in 2009 at the New England Conservatory of Music, they continued their studies at the Konservatorium Dreilinden in Lucerne where they completed master’s degrees in chamber music.

U.S. Marine Band
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Friday, October 17 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The Band’s Saxophone Quartet and Brass Quintet take the spotlight.

Free Dance Class at Joy of Motion Dance Center
Joy of Motion Dance Center – Atlas
Friday, October 17 ∙ 6:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Joy of Motion Dance Center welcomes you to take a free Beginner Ballet Class with Tammy Hurt.

The 5×5 Project: Ali Momeni: Statuevision
Presented by:  DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Venue: Dupont Circle
Friday, October 17 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Experience a future of moving monuments as media artist Ali Momeni illuminates Dupont Circle with large-scale projections. Statuevision transforms the district’s most legendary gathering spot into a virtual sculpture garden featuring images of DC statues assembled in the circle. District history students and teachers share the statues’ migration journeys and celebrate immigration stories in public memory.

After Hours At The Kreeger Museum
Kreeger Museum
Friday, October 17 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙$35-$40
The International Club of DC and The Kreeger Museum are pleased to present a fabulous evening of art and jazz! In addition to the world class permanent collection, guests will be able to view new exhibitions in the lower galleries. This special after hours event features live jazz, appetizers and cocktails. Tickets include an open bar serving white wine and beer. VIP ticket holders will enjoy a champagne reception one hour before doors open, a private tour of the collection, and one parking spot on Museum grounds on a first-come basis.

Cuban Dance Social with DC Casineros (All Levels)
Dance Place
Friday, October 17 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ $12
Join the DC Casineros’ company of community DJs and dancers for an evening of Son, Songo, Timba, Guaguanco, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Guaracha, and Rumba. The evening includes a special dance demonstration by old and new DC Casineros community dancers, as well as information about the DC Casineros history and the company’s vision for Casino dance in DC and abroad.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Presented by: Washington Performing Arts
Venue: Sidney Harman Hall
Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $30-$65
Acclaimed as “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times), the historic ensemble returns in full force under the artistic direction of founding member and former principal dancer Virginia Johnson

Trick or Treat at Tudor Place
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $7-$10
Costumes too great to wear just once deserve a preview! Celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween at Tudor Place. Children in Halloween costumes are invited to trick-or-treat through the enchanting north gardens on the estate and participate in pumpkin painting, crafts, face painting, and games. For children aged 2+ and their family members.

Walking Tour: “Mr. Nourse’s Neighborhood: Georgetown c. 1800″
Dumbarton House
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $0-$10
Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for this delightful meander through Georgetown’s “East Village” streets, circa 1800, the way Joseph Nourse (first resident of Dumbarton House and first register of the U.S. Treasury who served under six different U.S. Presidents) would have viewed his neighborhood on the heights of Georgetown from his “Belle Vue” home (aka Dumbarton House) atop Cedar hill.

Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround
Presented by: Dance Place
Venue: Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Acts of Arriving is an 8-hour, outdoor, traveling, multi-site performance project exploring and connecting specific Metro D.C. neighborhoods by examining the meaning and emergence of community through individual and collective engagement. The work combines movement with text, live music, and unique audience participation as an entry to delve into questions of “where are we from?” and “where are we now?” in real time. Also today: Daniel Burkholder presented by: Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6:00 pm on the North Plaza.

Beijing Jinfang Student Art Troupe
Presented by:  DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Venue: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE but you must reserve tickets
Join students from 80 schools across China for an exciting afternoon of traditional Chinese folk dance, music, theatre and Beijing Opera.

Rhythm Café: The Cultural World of Oscar Brown Jr.
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Enjoy an afternoon of live jazz featuring the music of Oscar Brown Jr. Brown was not only a respected musician, but was also a singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, and civil rights activist.

Culture Capital - A Story of Music and Family¡Tum Tica!: A Story of Music and Family
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Saturdays, October 18 & 25 ∙ 3:00 pm ∙ $10-$12
When a grandfather and his U.S.-born grandchild travel south to Colombia they discover their family history and culture through music – a fusion of indigenous, Spanish, and African rhythms that make up Latin American beats. Puppets of famous Latin American musicians and singers enliven this entertaining voyage.
Una historia de música y familia
A Bilingual Presentation
World Premiere
By Cecilia Cackley
Directed by Tom Mallan
Music by Cecilia Cackley and Diana Sáez
Puppets by Wit’s End Puppets

A Fable and the Flood
Presented by: Bowen McCauley Dance
Venue: St. Columba’s Church 
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 5:00 pm ∙ $35-$45
BMD professionals reunite with Cantate Chamber Singers for a family-friendly performance of composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Unicorn, the Gorgan, and the Manticore—a production The Washington Post hailed in 2009 for its “wit and neoclassical grace.” The Chorus performs Benjamin Britten’s Noye Fludde with special choreography by Lucy for the “Raven” and “Dove” solos.

Man-made: Opening Reception
Gallery plan b
Tuesday, October 18 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
An exhibition of works in various media with an urban edge both in material and perspective. This group show will include Kermit Berg’s multi-layered photographs of Tokyo offices after dark, Michael Sirvet’s meticulous sculptures, Chad Andrew’s paintings of local DC neighborhoods, and many more interpretations of our urban and industrial surroundings.

Archives Sleepover: History, Heroes, and Treasures
National Archives
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ $100-$125
Join us for a special sleepover at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and spend the night next to America’s most precious treasures: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Sleepovers at the National Archives Museum are open to children 8-12 years old, with at least one adult per group of four children.

Dissonance Dance: Dance Noir
Joy of Motion Dance Center – Friendship Heights
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 8:00 pm & Sunday, October 19 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ $15-$20
Dance Noir is an evening of dance works built around dark, dramatic classical scores. These works tell narrative stories through a blend of contemporary and modern dance styles, featuring principal choreographer Shawn Short’s work-in-project Vampire Suite and Femme Fatale performed to the vocals of Beyonce Knowles. Philadelphia choreographer Ryan Tuerk presents his latest DDT work The 13th Hour.

Kinobe
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Sunday, October 19 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Born near Lake Victoria in Uganda, Kinobe (Chi-no-bay) is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer known for his inspired synthesis of African roots and global fusion.

Brad Kolodner
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Monday, October 20 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The banjo player and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence pushes the boundaries of banjo music into uncharted territory with a sound rooted in the traditions of Appalachian folk music.

Tudor Tots: Fall Frolic
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tuesday, October 21 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $0-$5
Tudor Place has enchanted young children for almost two centuries. Experience it yourself on Tuesday mornings as we meet to read, sing, and play in the picturesque gardens. This family-friendly program offers a new theme each week, from “adventurous animals” to “growing gardens” and more. Children will participate each week in an interactive read-aloud, songs and themed movements, all related to the week’s topic, and will enjoy sharing this tranquil setting with the grown-ups who care for them. Parent/caregiver must remain with child. Ages 2-4

NSO Youth Fellows
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Tuesday, October 21 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra training program perform solos on the Millennium Stage. The program encourages high school students to become orchestral musicians of the future through a monitored, performance-oriented training program designed for serious music students.

Pree
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Wednesday, October 22 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The D.C. group combines a wide variety of folk instrumentation with electric and digital elements to create a unique sound brimming with layered melodies and contagious energy.

***Maryland***

Tangle of Tales
Publick Playhouse
Thursday, October 16 ∙ 9:30 & 11:15 am ∙ $5
Three classic children’s stories are presented with a tangle of zany vaudeville-like characters who bring toddlers laughter and surprises before, after, and between each tale. The Frog Prince teaches children about keeping promises, The Three Billy Goats Gruff cleverly outsmart the troll, and The Three Little Pigs demonstrate the value of hard work. Recommended for grades Pre-K – 2.

Culture Capital - Stuart LittleStuart Little
Adventure Theatre MTC
Through Sunday, October 26 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $19 [Discount Tickets]
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Shy and thoughtful, Stuart’s greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?
Based on the Award Winning Book by E.B. White ∙ Adapted for the Stage by Joseph Robinette ∙ Directed by Colin Hovde ∙ Starring Chris Dinolfo ∙ Recommended for All Ages

The Me Nobody Knows
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Thursday, October 16 & Friday, October 17 ∙  7:30 pm ∙ $10-$25
Portrayed within the span of a single day, The Me Nobody Knows poetically examines the aspirations and fears of a multi-racial cast of young people. Inspired by actual writings of students, their stories are universal. In these student’s struggles lies their hope, and ours. They are the voices of change. The musical score combines rock music, classical fugues, rap and jazz that inspire passion and transformation.

Historic Home Tours
Strathmore
Friday, October 17 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE!
This event takes place in the Mansion. A guided tour for adults illuminating the history, architecture and personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. The tour lasts approximately 45-60 minutes.

UMD Wind Ensemble: Characters
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Friday, October 17 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The UMD Wind Ensemble portrays an eclectic cast of characters in its season opening concert. Christopher Stark’s Augenblick uses technologies that record the ensemble in real time and then immediately play the recordings both forwards and backwards, shifting the listener between two different worlds of sound. Malcom Arnold’s Scottish Dances depicts Scottish landscapes through exuberant dances; Percy Grainger’s Colonial Song creates a sentimental image of his native Australia; and William Schuman’s New England Triptych captures the ruggedness and patriotism associated with America’s Revolutionary period.

Afternoon Tea
Strathmore
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ $24
This event takes place in the Mansion. The soothing sounds of local musicians fill the room, as you enjoy Afternoon Tea in the cozy atmosphere of The Shapiro Music Room at Strathmore. Strathmore Blend Tea is specially made for us by Master Tea Blender John Harney of Connecticut, and is served with a light lunch of delectable tea savories. Performer is Norm Katz, piano.

Meet the Artist Reception for “Timeless Traditions, Today’s Landscapes”
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 5:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Please join us for a reception for 30 juried artist members of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters who are exhibiting landscape paintings in “Timeless Traditions, Today’s Landscapes.” One of the oldest active art organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region, these artists share a love of plein air painting and are passionate about painting together and exhibiting work that remains faithful to the aesthetic of representational landscape painting. The exhibition – which includes oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas and paper – will remain on view through November 1.

The Vivaldi Project – Daniel Pearl Memorial Concert
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Monday, October 20 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙ FREE!
The Vivaldi Project brings to life the Classical String Trio, an exciting and flexible genre explored by some of the 18th century’s greatest composers. Performing on period instruments, The Vivaldi Project Trio, consisting of violin, viola and cello, will explore the missing link between Vivaldi and Beethoven, capturing the delightful textures and sonorities of a set of mostly unknown works. The program will include performances of trios by Haydn, Mozart, Boccherini and Cambini plus lively commentary about the works.

Arithmetickles
Publick Playhouse
Tuesday, October 21 ∙ 10:15 am∙ $6-$8
Math leaps out of the textbook and into everyday life in this unique and interactive show. Fast-paced comedy, mime, theatrical effects and creative number games make multiplication, division, fractions, and geometry fun and exciting.
Recommended for grades 3-5.

Kids’ Day Out: The Reluctant Dragon
Arts Harmony Hall Regional Center
Wednesday, October 22 ∙ 10:30 am ∙ $5
Jack discovers that a dragon is living in his village! Much to his surprise, this dragon is friendly and loves a good book. Soon, Jack and the dragon become best friends, but not everyone in the village believes a dragon can be friendly. With the help of the hilarious and heroic Sir George, Jack and his new best friend use teamwork to win the hearts of everyone in the village.

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Sara Margrethe Oskal: The Whole Caboodle
Presented by: Target Gallery
Venue: Torpedo Factory Art Center
Thursday, October 16  ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
As part of Hacking Objects of Desire in the Target Gallery, Norwegian Sámi actress Sara Margrethe Oskal’s one-woman performance, The Whole Caboodle, uses storytelling and yoiks (indigenous chanting unique to the Sámi) to tell three traditional tales in a mix of Sámi and English. Oskal draws from her indigenous roots to create a dialogue with the audience through a lighthearted show that pokes fun at taboos.

Culture Capital - Scary TreatsScary Halloween Treats!
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $40
Have fun learning how to make Witches hands, Rat Meatloaf, Mummy Dogs and other healthy treats for your little ghouls and goblins. Designed to be a fun family activity where parents can learn alongside their child. This interactive class is fun and educational for the whole family. (Meets in W-3, 302)
All Skill Levels, Ages 4 and Up, Family Class, Instructor: Chef Kathleen Linton. Meets Sat Oct 18 (10am-12pm) Price is per student- at least one youth AND at least one adult must register the same time for these special classes. Materials cost of $5 per student covers fresh foods used in class, payable to instructor at first class.

Vocal Trash
The Alden
Saturday, October 18 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ $15-$20
Described as “Glee meets Stomp,” Vocal Trash features world-class singing, industrial-style drumming, lighthearted comedy, and award-winning breakdancing. Led by creator/producer Steve Linder and child star Kelsey Rae (Broadway’s “Annie”).

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Starry, Starry Night: with StoneLion Puppet Theatre
Presented by: The Smithsonian Associates
Venue: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Thursday, October 23 & Friday, October 24 ∙ 10:15 am, 11:15 am & 12:15 pm ∙ $5-$8
Blast into space with wacky Professor Van Gogo for an incredible celestial voyage! This imaginative introduction to stargazing includes star stories brought to life by StoneLion Puppet Theatre’s hand and rod puppets. After the show, we invite you to visit the Explore the Universe Gallery.Ages 3-8.

Washington National Opera presents Highlights from La bohème
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Thursday, October 23 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Enjoy a free preview of musical highlights from La Bohème, featuring members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other artists from the WNO production in the Opera House this November.

Culture Capital - Danny Elfman

NSO Pops: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton / John Mauceri, conductor
Presented by: National Symphony Orchestra
Venue: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, October 23 – Saturday, October 25 ∙ schedule varies ∙ $20-$88
Danny Elfman has composed unforgettable scores for director Tim Burton’s weirdly wonderful worlds of Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Alice in Wonderland, and more. John Mauceri conducts his music with visuals from Burton’s films.

From The Top: Live with Host Christopher O’Riley
Presented by:  Washington Performing Arts
Venue: GW Lisner Auditorium
Friday, October 24 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ $15-$30
What began as a radio experiment in 2000 quickly became one of the most popular weekly classical music programs on public radio. Broadcast on over 250 stations nationwide to an audience of more than 700,000 listeners, From the Top, hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, celebrates the amazing performances and captivating stories of America’s best pre-college classical musicians. Expect to see and hear remarkable students from the D.C. area.

Harvest Festival
National Geographic
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Celebrate all things food at the Harvest Festival, DC’s official Food Day celebration and part of the National Geographic Museum’s Food: Our Global Kitchen exhibition!Watch demonstrations by local chefs for both kids and adults, ride a smoothie-bike, taste healthy and delicious treats, explore a mini-farmers market complete with a produce scavenger hunt, explore your inner artist with fruit and veggie watercolor painting, and much more.Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.

Haunted Chocolate House: A Workshop for Children
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 1:30 pm ∙ $3-$15
Enjoy a Spooktacular family-friendly tour through the historic gardens. After the tour, children participate in a chilling chocolate workshop to create 3-D haunted chocolate houses to take home (one per child registered). Ages 5+

Author Talk: Rashin Kheiriyeh
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 3:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The museum celebrates October National Book Month with this family program featuring prize-winning children’s author and artist Rashin Kheiriyeh. Kheiriyeh talks about how she became an author and reads her book Two Parrots, a children’s story inspired by Rumi, the great 13th century Iranian poet. Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Target Family Night: Chocolate City Rocks presents Jali D, Uncle Devin, and Bab Ras D
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Saturday, October 25 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
This for the kids edition features live performances by critically acclaimed musicians, children entertainers, and educators and is hosted by Risikat Okedeyi.

Culture Capital - Halloween WhodunitNSO Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm ∙ $15-$18
There’s a mystery in the Concert Hall on All Hallows’ Eve! For this frightfully fun concert, don your freaky-deakiest costumes and join all the ghoulishly attired musicians for a wickedly wacky, music-filled whodunit. Age 5+

Schubert-Impromptus, Op. 90
Presented by: Washington Performing Arts
Venue: Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ $20
In his acclaimed What Makes It Great? series, former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow “gets audiences in tune with classical music at a deeper level than they ever thought possible” (Los Angeles Times). In a three-part format, Kapilow unravels and explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, pianist Yuliya Gorenman performs the piece in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers.

Theatre Mala Scena
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Sunday, October 26 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
This show uses miming and circus arts to tell the story of an unusual girl who was born with needles all around her body. Although she tries desperately to fit in with everybody else, she struggles to find a place in society.

Shannon Dunne Dance
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Monday, October 27 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The company performs old style Irish dance in a hilarious modern day theatrical context.

Laurent Piron’s Magicalement Drole
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Tuesday, October 28 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Highly skilled magic, comedy, and a bit of craziness come together for a dynamic performance that won’t soon be forgotten!

Zombie Parasites!
National Geographic
Wednesday, October 29 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙ $24 
What if, unbeknownst to you, someone—or something—was controlling your behavior for its own nefarious ends? This nightmare scenario gets acted out over and over across the natural world, from insects to fish—even mammals—as mind-sucking parasites compel their hosts to nurture and protect them. For a close-up look at this horrifying (but fascinating!) phenomenon, science writer Carl Zimmer (author of Parasite Rex and a National Geographic blogger) will join photographer Anand Varma for an evening of unbelievably stunning, and sometimes shocking, photography and weird (but true) science.
Get in the Halloween spirit! Dress as a zombie for a chance to win a prize.

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Fall Harvest Festival at THEARC

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

3:30PM-6:30PM

FREE Admission!

Celebrate the change in seasons with an afternoon of fun for the ENTIRE family! Free Admission! Pony rides, face painting, arts & crafts, book & prize giveaways, free tasty treats and much more! Learn more about THEARC’s partners: ArtReach at THEARC | FBR Branch BGCGW at THEARC | Children’s Health Project of DC | Covenant House Washington | Levine Music |LIFT DC Parklands Community Center | Trinity University | The Washington Ballet | The Washington School for Girls. Great for ages 4+ Registration is encouraged, but not required!

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