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  • The 45th Presidential Inauguration

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  • 39th Kennedy Center Honors

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  • Georgetown Glow

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  • 56th Annual Georgetown Christmas Market

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  • National Christmas Tree Lighting 2016

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  • The Nutcracker by The Washington Ballet

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  • Downtown Holiday Market

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  • Moby Dick at the Arena Stage

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  • The Sweetest Things: ENO Wine Bar Pairs Wine, Beer and Cider with Chocolate for a Unique ENOversity 

    ENO Wine Bar has invited four local and artisanal producers to take part in a special ENOversity on Wednesday, September 21st from 6 – 8 PM. ENOversities are a monthly, informal educational opportunity that allow guests to chat with featured producers and to learn about their craft in a fun, interactive and unpretentious environment. In September, King Family Vineyards, Millstone Cellars Cidery and Port City Brewing Company will choose beverages to pair with a selection of Gearhart’s Fine Chocolates. The specialty crafted pairings will allow for a unique way to sample long-time favorites.  

    ENO Wine Bar has invited four local and artisanal producers to take part in a special ENOversity on Wednesday, September 21st from 6 – 8 PM. ENOversities are a monthly, informal educational opportunity that allow guests to chat with featured producers and to learn about their craft in a fun, interactive and unpretentious environment. In September, King Family Vineyards, Millstone Cellars Cidery and Port City Brewing Company will choose beverages to pair with a selection of Gearhart’s Fine Chocolates. The specialty crafted pairings will allow for a unique way to sample long-time favorites.  
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  • Titanic: The Musical

    Come aboard the ship of dreams in this Tony Award®-winning Best Musical—a heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic’s fateful journey.

    Come aboard the ship of dreams in this Tony Award®-winning Best Musical —a heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic’s fateful journey.
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  • Silver Belles

    DC’s finest leading ladies—Donna Migliaccio, Nova Y. Payton, Ilona Dulaski, Naomi Jacobson and Sandy Bainum—star in this hilarious world premiere musical for the holiday season.

    DC’s finest leading ladies—Donna Migliaccio, Nova Y. Payton, Ilona Dulaski, Naomi Jacobson and Sandy Bainum—star in this hilarious world premiere musical for the holiday season.
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  • Abraham Lincoln's Washington

    If you haven't been on a Washington Walk, you haven't been to Washington.

    If you haven't been on a Washington Walk , you haven't been to Washington.
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  • Fall Harvest Family Days

    Mount Vernon celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days!

    Mount Vernon celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days!
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  • Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour

    Ejoy live blues and spectacular views of the Potomac River at the Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour!

    Ejoy live blues and spectacular views of the Potomac River at the Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour !
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  • 16th Library of Congress National Book Festival

    Mark your calendars for the 16th Anniversary National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

    Mark your calendars for the 16th Anniversary National Book Festival , Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.
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  • George Washington Patriot Run

    Dash through history during the George Washington Patriot Run 10K and 5K which finishes at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! A children's "Fun Run" will take place near the finish line in the historic area.

    Dash through history during the George Washington Patriot Run 10K and 5K which finishes at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! A children's "Fun Run" will take place near the finish line in the historic area.
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  • Debriefing the President

     John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying Suddam Hussein. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tattoos and asked Hussein questions only he could answer—the man was indeed Saddam Hussein. Drawing on his prior knowledge and what he gleaned as the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein, Nixon offers expert insight into the history and mind of America’s most enigmatic enemy in Debriefing the President.

     John Nixon  was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying Suddam Hussein. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tattoos and asked Hussein questions only he could answer—the man was indeed Saddam Hussein. Drawing on his prior knowledge and what he gleaned as the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein, Nixon offers expert insight into the history and mind of America’s most enigmatic enemy in   Debriefing the President.
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  • JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    Nine-time Grammy-winning jazz icon Wynton Marsalis and his all-star orchestra hailed as the “finest big band in the world today” (The Daily Telegraph) return to Wolf Trap! Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash, and masterworks by legends like Ellington and Coltrane, the group is internationally acclaimed for its incredible versatility.

    Nine-time Grammy-winning jazz icon Wynton Marsalis and his all-star orchestra hailed as the “finest big band in the world today” ( The Daily Telegraph ) return to Wolf Trap! Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash, and masterworks by legends like Ellington and Coltrane, the group is internationally acclaimed for its incredible versatility.
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  • LA BOHÈME WOLF TRAP OPERA, NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    One of the world’s most beloved operas. Puccini’s masterpiece is an unforgettable tale of love, youth, and tragic loss in the Latin Quarter of 19th-century Paris. Wolf Trap Opera presents a fully staged and costumed production of Puccini’s classic opera, in a one night production featuring full orchestra, chorus, and custom video projections.

    One of the world’s most beloved operas. Puccini’s masterpiece is an unforgettable tale of love, youth, and tragic loss in the Latin Quarter of 19th-century Paris. Wolf Trap Opera presents a fully staged and costumed production of Puccini’s classic opera, in a one night production featuring full orchestra, chorus, and custom video projections.
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  • Washington International Piano Festival

    The goal of our festival - the first and the only piano festival in Washington, D.C. - is to provide the best learning experience for everyone by combining an intensive educational program with an outstanding concert series presented by world-class classical pianists.

    The goal of our festival - the first and the only piano festival in Washington, D.C. - is to provide the best learning experience for everyone by combining an intensive educational program with an outstanding concert series presented by world-class classical pianists.
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  • Your All-American Summer

    Summer is the best time to visit Washington, DC. The vacation countown is on! Check out festivals, free museums and more only in DC and have yourself an all-American summer. 

    Summer is the best time to visit Washington, DC. The vacation countown is on! Check out festivals, free museums and more only in DC and have yourself an all-American summer. 
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  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    This year the Folklife Festival celebrates resilient communities around the world. 

    June 29 - July 4

    July 7 - 10 

    This year the  Folklife Festival  celebrates  resilient communities  around the world.  June 29 - July 4 July 7 - 10 
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  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    This year the Folklife Festival celebrates resilient communities around the world. 

    June 29 - July 4

    July 7 - 10 

    This year the Folklife Festival celebrates  resilient communities  around the world.  June 29 - July 4 July 7 - 10 
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  • The Phillip's Collection: Paul Allen's Private Collection

    Featuring 39 masterpieces spanning five centuries, this exhibition draws from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection to explore the evolution of European and American landscape art. Highlights include Jan Brueghel the Younger’s 17th‐century allegorical paintings of the five senses that invite visitors to consider their own experiences of the world. Venice, one of Allen’s favorite cities, is sumptuously represented in the exhibition through stunning Venetian scenes by Canaletto, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and J. M. W. Turner, among others. 

    Featuring 39 masterpieces spanning five centuries, this exhibition draws from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection to explore the evolution of European and American landscape art. Highlights include Jan Brueghel the Younger’s 17th‐century allegorical paintings of the five senses that invite visitors to consider their own experiences of the world. Venice, one of Allen’s favorite cities, is sumptuously represented in the exhibition through stunning Venetian scenes by Canaletto, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, and J. M. W. Turner, among others. 
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  • "The Glass Menagerie" at Ford's Theatre

    One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century, The Glass Menagerie explores the visceral bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and Laura’s restless poet brother, Tom. With great cajoling, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but reality soon casts a shadow on Amanda’s dreams for both her children. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a classic of the American repertoire.

    One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century,  The Glass Menagerie   explores the visceral bonds of family. Southern matriarch Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and Laura’s restless poet brother, Tom. With great cajoling, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but reality soon casts a shadow on Amanda’s dreams for both her children. This iconic, emotional and enduring family drama made Williams famous and has become a classic of the American repertoire.
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  • Opening of the The National Museum of African American Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.
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  • Billy Joel at Nationals Park

    By overwhelming demand: Billy Joel live in concert at Nationals Park on Saturday, July 30. 

    Billy Joel is the first ever artists to play Nationals Park three times. 

    By overwhelming demand: Billy Joel live in concert at Nationals Park on Saturday, July 30.  Billy Joel is the first ever artists to play Nationals Park three times. 
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  • Citi Open

    The Citi Open will be held at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center at 16th & Kennedy Streets, NW, in Washington, DC, a permanent stadium (capacity: 7,500) that is also the year-round home of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.

    The Citi Open will be held at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center at 16 th  & Kennedy Streets, NW, in Washington, DC, a permanent stadium (capacity: 7,500) that is also the year-round home of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.
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  • The Phantom of the Opera at The Kennedy Center

    Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will make its premiere in Providence, RI beginning November 27, 2013 as part of a brand new US National Tour.

    Hailed as “Stunning, intense and spectacular” by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor – director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall – and new choreography by Scott Ambler. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.

    Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA , will make its premiere in Providence, RI beginning November 27, 2013 as part of a brand new US National Tour. Hailed as “Stunning, intense and spectacular” by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor – director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall – and new choreography by Scott Ambler. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.
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  • The National Building Museum's Summer Block Party Installation

    James Corner Field Operations, the urban design, landscape architecture, and public realm practice based in New York City and known for projects such as the High Line, has been selected to design the National Building Museum’s 2016 Summer Block Party installation. The project follows the BEACH, a structure designed by Snarkitecture and assembled inside the Museum’s Great Hall that welcomed over 180,000 visitors from July 4 to Labor Day in 2015.

    James Corner Field Operations , the urban design, landscape architecture, and public realm practice based in New York City and known for projects such as the High Line, has been selected to design the National Building Museum’s 2016 Summer Block Party installation . The project follows  the BEACH , a structure designed by Snarkitecture and assembled inside the Museum’s Great Hall that welcomed over 180,000 visitors from July 4 to Labor Day in 2015.
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  • Icebergs Ahead

    The National Building Museum will create a new, one-of-a-kind destination this summer when it unveils ICEBERGS, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Representing a beautiful, underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall, the immersive installation will emphasize current themes of landscape representation, geometry, and construction. ICEBERGS will be open to the public July 2–September 5, 2016, part of the Museum’s imaginative Summer Block Party series.

    The National Building Museum will create a new, one-of-a-kind destination this summer when it unveils ICEBERGS, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Representing a beautiful, underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall, the immersive installation will emphasize current themes of landscape representation, geometry, and construction. ICEBERGS will be open to the public July 2–September 5, 2016, part of the Museum’s imaginative Summer Block Party series.
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  • A Capitol Fourth Independence Day Concert

    On July Fourth, America’s national Independence Day celebration honors our country’s birthday with an all-star salute. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this top-rated extravaganza features coverage from 20 cameras positioned around Washington, D.C., ensuring viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks in the nation.

    On July Fourth, America’s national Independence Day celebration honors our country’s birthday with an all-star salute. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this top-rated extravaganza features coverage from 20 cameras positioned around Washington, D.C., ensuring viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks in the nation.
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  • Bastille Day at ENO Wine Bar

    Join us on July 14th to celebrate the French National Day at ENO Wine Bar. 

    Enjoy 30% off all bottles of French wine. 

    Join us on July 14th to celebrate the French National Day at ENO Wine Bar.  Enjoy 30% off all bottles of French wine. 
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  • Dad's Day Done Right: Whiskey and Cigars at BOURBON

    Ditch the Tie this Father's Day & Treat Dad to some Whiskey and Cigars at BOURBON STEAK

    Join experts Joe Holtman from Davidoff Cigars, and McGarritt Franco and Mike Goss from Pernod-Ricard for an in-depth tasting and sampling of Davidoff Cigars and Glenlivet whiskey. Enjoy a variety of light summer bites prepared by our very own Chef Palma and his team. 

    June 26, 2016 
    8:00 p.m. 
    $60 (not including tax and gratuity) 

    RSVP 202.944.2026. 
    Limited space available.

    Ditch the Tie this Father's Day & Treat Dad to some Whiskey and Cigars at BOURBON STEAK Join experts Joe Holtman from Davidoff Cigars, and McGarritt Franco and Mike Goss from Pernod-Ricard for an in-depth tasting and sampling of Davidoff Cigars and Glenlivet whiskey. Enjoy a variety of light summer bites prepared by our very own Chef Palma and his team.  June 26, 2016   8:00 p.m.   $60  (not including tax and gratuity)   RSVP 202.944.2026.  Limited space available.
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  • Barboursville Vineyards: ENOversity

    Join us on July 21 at ENO Wine Bar to sample local Virginia wines, and learn more about what makes them particularly great for summer.

    Barboursville Vineyards’ Chief Sommelier, Jason Tesauro will be at ENO from 6 PM – 8 PM sipping and sharing wines that are perfect for the warmer weather. Featured wines will include:

    • Vermentino Reserve: A dry but distinctively luscious white wine
    • Brut Rosé: A sparkling 100% Pinot Noir of DOCG designation
    • Nebbiolo Reserve 2013: A complex and aromatic red wine

    Try each wine by the glass for $12, or sample a flight of all three for $22.

    Join us on July 21 at ENO Wine Bar to sample local Virginia wines, and learn more about what makes them particularly great for summer. Barboursville Vineyards’ Chief Sommelier, Jason Tesauro will be at ENO from 6 PM – 8 PM sipping and sharing wines that are perfect for the warmer weather. Featured wines will include: Vermentino Reserve: A dry but distinctively luscious white wine Brut Rosé: A sparkling 100% Pinot Noir of DOCG designation Nebbiolo Reserve 2013: A complex and aromatic red wine Try each wine by the glass for $12 , or sample a flight of all three for $22 .
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  • Say Hello to Summer at ENO Wine Bar

    Say Hello to Summer on June 21 at ENO Wine Bar

    It’s officially our favorite time of year, so join us at ENO for a special ENOversity highlighting the season’s must have wine: rosé. Featured selections will include:

    • Nana’s Rosé from Paradise Springs Winery, Virginia

    • Tavel Roc-Epine Rosé from Domaine Lafond, France

    • Cremant du Jura Rosé Brut from Beniot Badoz, France

    Try each rosé by the glass for $12, or sample a flight of all three for $20.

    Say Hello to Summer on June 21 at ENO Wine Bar It’s officially our favorite time of year, so join us at ENO for a special ENOversity highlighting the season’s must have wine: rosé. Featured selections will include: Nana’s Ros é from Paradise Springs Winery, Virginia Tavel Roc-Epine Rosé from Domaine Lafond, France Cremant du Jura Ros é Brut from Beniot Badoz, France Try each rosé by the glass for $12, or sample a flight of all three for $20.
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  • Bourbon & Blues at BOURBON STEAK

    Bourbon & Blues at BOURBON STEAK

    Bourbon & Blues at BOURBON STEAK
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  • Kennedy Center: American Ballet Theatre-Ratmansky's The Sleeping Beauty

    The beloved story of the princess Aurora--cursed to sleep for 100 years by an evil sorceress until awakened by a prince's kiss--is certain to cast a spell with the D.C. premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's monumental new staging.

       

      The beloved story of the princess Aurora--cursed to sleep for 100 years by an evil sorceress until awakened by a prince's kiss--is certain to cast a spell with the D.C. premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's monumental new staging.  
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    • Kennedy Center: Ballet 360- Ballet and the Bard

      Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

         

        Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.  
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      • Kennedy Center: Shear Madness

        Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

        Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.
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      • National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC

        Enjoy this long-standing Washington tradition featuring lavish floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, and family entertainment.

        Enjoy this long-standing Washington tradition featuring lavish floats, giant helium balloons, marching bands, and family entertainment.
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      • Pink Tie Party

        The springtime affair in Washington, kicking off the season of the blossoms in style, the annual Pink Tie Party is a fundraiser benefiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

        The springtime affair in Washington, kicking off the season of the blossoms in style, the annual Pink Tie Party is a fundraiser benefiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
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      • Rolling Thunder

        With over 900,000 participants and spectators, Rolling Thunder is an annual motorcycle rally that is held in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend to call for the government's recognition and protection of Prisoners of War  and those Missing in Action. 

        With over 900,000 participants and spectators,  Rolling Thunder is an annual motorcycle rally that is held in Washington, DC during the Memorial Day weekend to call for the government's recognition and protection of Prisoners of War  and those Missing in Action. 
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      • Seasons Easter Day Brunch

        Known as the breakfast restaurant for visiting dignitaries and DC’s elite, Seasons Restaurant will offer a special Easter Day Brunch. Brunch will include a children's Easter egg hunt.  Reserve your spot to this traditionally sold out event.    

        Known as the breakfast restaurant for visiting dignitaries and DC’s elite, Seasons Restaurant will offer a special Easter Day Brunch. Brunch will include a children's Easter egg hunt.   Reserve your spot to this traditionally sold out event.    
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      • Seasons Mother's Day Brunch

        Known as the breakfast restaurant for visiting dignitaries and DC’s elite, Seasons Restaurant will offer a special Mother's Day Brunch. Reserve your spot to this traditionally sold out event.    

        Known as the breakfast restaurant for visiting dignitaries and DC’s elite, Seasons Restaurant will offer a special Mother's Day Brunch. Reserve your spot to this traditionally sold out event.    
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      • Drive for the Cure

        The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. is proud to present the 16th annual Sprint Four the Cure on June 27, 2016. This day of friendly competition and camaraderie includes food, unlimited cocktail stations, silent auction, and prizes such as Four Seasons Hotel stays and luxury retail experiences for closest to the pin and longest drive. Proceeds from the event benefit the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital.    

        The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. is proud to present the 16th annual Sprint Four the Cure on June 27, 2016. This day of friendly competition and camaraderie includes food, unlimited cocktail stations, silent auction, and prizes such as Four Seasons Hotel stays and luxury retail experiences for closest to the pin and longest drive. Proceeds from the event benefit the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital.    
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      • The Rock'N'Roll Marthon

        The Rock'N'Roll Marthon features live bands, cheer teams and high-energy volunteer groups that line the streets to power runners to the finish line. Afterwards, runners can celebrate with family, friends and fellow runners at a post-race festival featuring a finish line concert. Previous Rock ‘n’ Roll headliners include some of music’s biggest names like the Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Pat Benatar, Brad Paisley and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

        The Rock'N'Roll Marthon features live bands, cheer teams and high-energy volunteer groups that line the streets to power runners to the finish line. Afterwards, runners can celebrate with family, friends and fellow runners at a post-race festival featuring a finish line concert. Previous Rock ‘n’ Roll headliners include some of music’s biggest names like the Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Pat Benatar, Brad Paisley and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
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      • Downtown DC Holiday Market

         The 11th Annual Downtown Holiday Market bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC. The market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.

         The 11th Annual Downtown Holiday Market bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC. The market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.
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      • Georgetown Glow

        Re-imagine the season of light at the 2nd annual Georgetown GLOW, FREE holiday event that includes the region’s only curated outdoor exhibition of modern light-art installations set against the historic backdrop of D.C.’s oldest neighborhood of Georgetown. This festive event will be open nightly from 6-10 p.m. 

        Re-imagine the season of light at the 2nd annual Georgetown GLOW, FREE holiday event that includes the region’s only curated outdoor exhibition of modern light-art installations set against the historic backdrop of D.C.’s oldest neighborhood of Georgetown. This festive event will be open nightly from 6-10 p.m. 
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      • Thanksgiving on the Mayflower

        The Hotel will once again host its annual holiday tradition, Thanksgiving on the Mayflower, to give thanks and give back to those who serve our community. Police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical responders, hospital workers, park police and all other public servants working on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 are invited from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

        The Hotel will once again host its annual holiday tradition, Thanksgiving on the Mayflower, to give thanks and give back to those who serve our community. Police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical responders, hospital workers, park police and all other public servants working on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 are invited from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
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      • Entertain U(niversity) Holiday Cocktail Class

        Make spirts even bright and join us for an exclusive Holiday Cocktail Mixology class taught by Head Bartender Torrence Swain with a feast of bar snacks from Executive Chef, Joe Palma. Shake up your holiday season cocktails with a twist like Bourbon Steak Egg Grog and Baja Spiked Hot Chocolate. 

        Make spirts even bright and join us for an exclusive Holiday Cocktail Mixology class taught by Head Bartender Torrence Swain with a feast of bar snacks from Executive Chef, Joe Palma. Shake up your holiday season cocktails with a twist like Bourbon Steak Egg Grog and Baja Spiked Hot Chocolate. 
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      • Dom Perignon  BOURBON STEAK Dinner

        Time: 6:30

        Guests attending this dinner at BOURBON STEAK will enjoy a 3-course dinner with four Dom Perignons featuring Champagne and canapé to start. The dinner will feature DP 2006; DP Rosé 2004; DP P2 1998; DP P2 Rosé 1995. Book your reservations now for this fine dining affair. 

        Time: 6:30 Guests attending this dinner at BOURBON STEAK will enjoy a 3-course dinner with four Dom Perignons featuring Champagne and canapé to start. The dinner will feature DP 2006; DP Rosé 2004; DP P2 1998; DP P2 Rosé 1995. Book your reservations now for this fine dining affair. 
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      • National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

        This year's ceremony marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. Taking place on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House), artists  Fall Out Boy, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Trombone Shorty, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aloe Blacc, Kelsea Ballerini, and the Joyous String Quartet will all perform at this National Park Service and the National Park Foundation sponsored event.

        This year's ceremony marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting . Taking place on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House), artists  Fall Out Boy, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Trombone Shorty, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aloe Blacc, Kelsea Ballerini, and the Joyous String Quartet will all perform at this National Park Service and the National Park Foundation sponsored event.
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      • DC COCKTAIL WEEK

        During DC Cocktail Week, more than 50 Washington DC area restaurants and bars offer specially priced cocktail and food pairings to entice guests to try something new. Sponsored by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), participating restaurants will pair their featured cocktails with delicious bites for a single price. This is a great opportunity to check out the local happy hour scene

        During DC Cocktail Week, more than 50 Washington DC area restaurants and bars offer specially priced cocktail and food pairings to entice guests to try something new. Sponsored by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), participating restaurants will pair their featured cocktails with delicious bites for a single price. This is a great opportunity to check out the local happy hour scene
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      • Boo at the Zoo

        Boo at the Zoo is a Washington, DC favorite Halloween tradition. Children visit theNational Zoo at dark and enjoy trick-or-treating, animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails. Proceeds from Boo at the Zoo benefit the Zoo’s conservation science and animal care programs. The Bird House, Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center, Great Apes House, Think Tank and Kids’ Farm will be open and filled with Halloween-themed enrichment for the animals.

        Boo at the Zoo is a Washington, DC favorite Halloween tradition. Children visit the National Zoo  at dark and enjoy trick-or-treating, animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails. Proceeds from Boo at the Zoo benefit the Zoo’s conservation science and animal care programs. The Bird House, Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center, Great Apes House, Think Tank and Kids’ Farm will be open and filled with Halloween-themed enrichment for the animals.
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      • 57th Annual Washington International Horse Show

        October 25-30, 2016

        The Washington International Horse Show is a championship event with approximately 600 horses and riders competing for more than $480,000 in prize money and championship titles. Highlights of the event include adrenaline-fueled show jumpers, dancing dressage horses, classic equitation, picture-perfect hunters and action-packed barrel races, and humorous terrier races. 

        October 25-30, 2016 The Washington International Horse Show is a championship event with approximately 600 horses and riders competing for more than $480,000 in prize money and championship titles. Highlights of the event include adrenaline-fueled show jumpers, dancing dressage horses, classic equitation, picture-perfect hunters and action-packed barrel races, and humorous terrier races. 
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      • Taste of DC 2015

        Taste of DC is a premier food festival in Washington DC featuring tastings from more than 70 of DC’s best restaurants, food trucks, caterers and purveyors, a Beer Garden with more than 50 local, national and international brews, and a Wine Walk with more than 100 wines. The event has a Farm-to-Fork Zone, a Family Zone with interactive games and entertainment, and demonstrations from local chefs cooking up their favorite recipes.

        Taste of DC is a premier food festival in Washington DC featuring tastings from more than 70 of DC’s best restaurants, food trucks, caterers and purveyors, a Beer Garden with more than 50 local, national and international brews, and a Wine Walk with more than 100 wines. The event has a Farm-to-Fork Zone, a Family Zone with interactive games and entertainment, and demonstrations from local chefs cooking up their favorite recipes.
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      • Sprint Four the Cure

        The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. is proud to present the 36th annual Sprint Four the Cure on September 17, 2016. This chipped 5k run and walk is designed to bring together the local community while promoting healthy lifestyles and raising funds support cancer research at the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

         

        The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. is proud to present the 36th annual Sprint Four the Cure on September 17, 2016.  This chipped 5k run and walk is designed to bring together the local community while promoting healthy lifestyles and raising funds  support cancer research at the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  
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      • Epicurience Virginia

        Held in the East Coast’s premier wine region, Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country. It’s where insiders come to savor award-winning wines and seek out noteworthy farm-to-table cuisine. Taste the finest in Virginia wines, meet top tastemakers and master winemakers, sample cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs from around the country.

        Held in the East Coast’s premier wine region, Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country. It’s where insiders come to savor award-winning wines and seek out noteworthy farm-to-table cuisine. Taste the finest in Virginia wines, meet top tastemakers and master winemakers, sample cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs from around the country.
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      • Citi Open Tennis Classic 2015

        This world class tennis event is recognized by the ATP World Tour as one of the top 20 tournaments worldwide. The Citi Open continually attracts the best men’s tennis players from all around the globe. It benefits the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.

        This world class tennis event is recognized by the ATP World Tour as one of the top 20 tournaments worldwide. The Citi Open continually attracts the best men’s tennis players from all around the globe. It benefits the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.
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      • Smithsonian Sleepover

        Imagine rolling out your sleeping bag at the home of the Star-Spangled Banner, beneath a 50-foot whale, or near galleries of invaluable art. That’s exactly what kids and their grown-up companions can do when they attend a Smithsonian Sleepover.The American History Museums all yours during a night of fun that features tours, games, crafts, and more. 

        Imagine rolling out your sleeping bag at the home of the Star-Spangled Banner, beneath a 50-foot whale, or near galleries of invaluable art. That’s exactly what kids and their grown-up companions can do when they attend a Smithsonian Sleepover. The American History Museum s all yours during a night of fun that features tours, games, crafts, and more. 
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      • Experience 'The BEACH' Indoors

        Step inside the National Building Museum’s Great Hall and enter a 10,000-square-foot display featuring games along the shoreline, drinks to cool you down and a special ocean made of recyclable plastic. Experience classic summer fun ... without the need for sunscreen.

        Step inside the National Building Museum’s Great Hall and enter a 10,000-square-foot display featuring games along the shoreline, drinks to cool you down and a special ocean made of recyclable plastic. Experience classic summer fun ... without the need for sunscreen.
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      • Brew at the Zoo

        Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) host the annual event each summer that brings together more than 60 of the nation's finest microbreweries for beer sampling.

        Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) host the annual event each summer that brings together more than 60 of the nation's finest microbreweries for beer sampling.
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      • World Childrens Festival

        This six-day celebration of children’s creativity and imagination brings together hundreds of young artists and performers from around the world in the nation's capital.

        This six-day celebration of children’s creativity and imagination brings together hundreds of young artists and performers from around the world in the nation's capital.
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      • Community Day at National Museum of Women in the Arts

        The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at National Museum of Womens Arts, the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists. Enjoy free admission to the museum from 12–5 p.m.day.

        No Reservations Required


        The first Sunday of the month is Community Day at National Museum of Womens Arts, the  only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists. E njoy free admission to the museum from  12–5 p.m. day. No Reservations Required
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      • Cherry Blossom Festival

        March 20 – April 17, 2016

        Join visitors from around the globe in celebrating this popular Washington, DC, springtime event, which reflects on the gift of cherry blossom trees from a Japanese mayor to the city more than 100 years ago.

        March 20 – April 17, 2016 Join visitors from around the globe in celebrating this popular Washington, DC, springtime event, which reflects on the gift of cherry blossom trees from a Japanese mayor to the city more than 100 years ago.
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      • Helen Hayes Awards

        April 6, 2015

        Attend this award ceremony named after “The First Lady of American Theatre” to honour outstanding work in the field of professional theatre.

        April 6, 2015 Attend this award ceremony named after “The First Lady of American Theatre” to honour outstanding work in the field of professional theatre.
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      • DC Jazz Festival

        June 10 – 16, 2015

        Engage a passion for jazz at this multi-day festival that hosts more than 100 performances at various venues throughout Washington, DC. 

        June 10 – 16, 2015 Engage a passion for jazz at this multi-day festival that hosts more than 100 performances at various venues throughout Washington, DC. 
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      • Fireworks on the National Mall

        July 4, 2015

        Be part of this capital city tradition held annually with fireworks launched from the Reflecting Pool and visible from many places in the city, including The National Mall. 

        July 4, 2015 Be part of this capital city tradition held annually with fireworks launched from the Reflecting Pool and visible from many places in the city, including The National Mall. 
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      • Smithsonian Folk Life Festival

        June 24 – 28, 2015 and July 1 – 5, 2015 

        Celebrate the folk songs, stories, tastes and traditions of American culture in a diverse and festive setting. 

        June 24 – 28, 2015 and July 1 – 5, 2015  Celebrate the folk songs, stories, tastes and traditions of American culture in a diverse and festive setting. 
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      • Washington International Horse Show

        October 20 – 25, 2015

        Enjoy fast-paced races and competitions in the Penn Quarter neighbourhood at the Verizon Center in Downtown Washington, DC, during this annual equestrian event.

        October 20 – 25, 2015 Enjoy fast-paced races and competitions in the Penn Quarter neighbourhood at the Verizon Center in Downtown Washington, DC, during this annual equestrian event.
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