Event: Capital Book Fest
Where: Woodrow Wilson Plaza (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004)
When: September 12 & October 24, from 10am-6pm
Description: Visit our downtown DC pop-up book sale on Wilson Plaza! Browse over 12,000 gently used books, CDs, and DVDs, all on sale for under $6. Books are provided by Carpe Librum, a used, donation-based bookstore benefiting the DC nonprofit Turning the Page. There’s something for everyone at this sale: children’s books, teen reads, brand-new bestsellers in amazing condition, classic vintage hardbacks and more!
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m.
Melissa Renn, collections manager at the HBS Art and Artifacts Collection, will demonstrate how LIFE magazine shaped both the public and the critical reception of modern art and architecture in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century.
Note: This is the fourth program in the Mid-Century Master lecture series.
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Washington, DC to Host 70th Anniversary Platinum Celebration Fashion Show Luncheon & Auction
Annual fundraiser supports previously homeless young mothers with children and survivors of human trafficking throughout DC communities
When: Friday, October 25, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102
Who: In partnership with Bloomingdale’s, The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Washington, DC will host its 70th Anniversary Platinum Celebration Fashion Show Luncheon and Auction at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons’s Corner on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. News 4 Reporter Molette Green and News4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer are the tentative hosts for this annual signature fundraising event which helps women and children living throughout the community. Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auction will conduct the live auction—which in addition to event ticket sales and sponsorships, will raise funds to provide direct support to local programs including:
Turning Point Center—Founded in 1999, Turning Point Center is a transitional housing program meeting the needs of young homeless mothers and their children in the heart of Northwest Washington, DC. The program is open to women between the ages of 18 and 24. In addition to a safe and secure living environment—including fully furnished living quarters during their stay—the mothers receive independent living and life skills, encouragement to complete their G.E.D and beyond, and secure meaningful employment during the course of the program. Turning Point Center provides expert case management and skilled staff members to empower young mothers to take control of their lives.
Camp Happyland—For more than 50 years, this sprawling 220-acre residential camping facility in Central Virginia has offered activities for kids including outdoor swimming, fishing, paddle boating, arts and crafts, hiking, zip-lining, archery and more. Every summer, The Salvation Army gives 400 local children, mostly from low-income families, the opportunity to spend a week at Camp Happyland, providing them the opportunity to learn while having fun and fellowship away from the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC.
Anti-Human Trafficking Program—Founded in 2017, The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command’s new Anti-Human Trafficking Program provides a 24-hour emergency response, with a residential component that includes comprehensive services designed to bring restoration to women and men who have been exploited. The program offers a 24-hour hotline and intake process, emergency transportation to the shelter, emergency beds for adult victims, a comfortable living environment in a secure and undisclosed location and specially-trained staff to work with victims and survivors.
For ticket, sponsorship and additional event info, visit https://
Step right up for Friends of the National Zoo’s adults-only night of curiosities, grotesques and beastly good fun: Night of the Living Zoo, sponsored by Groupon.
On Friday, October 25, from 7 to 10:30 p.m., the dark carnival arrives at Smithsonian’s National Zoo to thrill crowds. Street performers—including a sword swallower, a fire eater, living statues, magicians and stilt walkers—will delight guests.
Food trucks will sell delicious food to pair with craft beer and wine. There will be dancing, live-band karaoke and animal encounters, and, of course, no Halloween event would be complete without a costume contest, which is sponsored this year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
VIP guests also will enjoy complimentary food from local restaurants, an exclusive mixed drink and a souvenir. These special guests also can get their fortunes told, indulge in treats at a candy bar, enjoy a private DJ and dance floor, and snap an Instagram pic at a special photo station.
General admission tickets are $30 for FONZ members and $40 for non-members, and they include two drink tickets. VIP tickets are $65 for FONZ members and $90 for non-members, and they include three drink tickets.
Tickets are available now at fonz.org/nolz.
This event is for adults 21 years of age and older. Guests with infants and/or small children will not be permitted to enter under any circumstances. In the interest of safety, balloons, weapons and weapon-like items are prohibited.
Night of the Living Zoo will be held rain or shine.
Friday, October 25th
Sherry Thomas in Conversation with Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
827 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011
Cocktails to follow – Mixologist/sommelier Chantal Tseng will base menu from Sherry’s book
THE ART OF THEFT finds Charlotte in the midst of an all-new debacle: how does a renowned detective, a super-sneaky sleuth, steal a piece of artwork? The crime-solver has uncovered missing persons, and even nabbed a murderer or two—but when an old friend of Mrs. Watson appears on her doorstep begging for Charlotte to swipe a painting in order to secure the secrets hidden behind the canvas, Charlotte is left with no choice but to comply.
With the help of her dear friend Lord Ingram, as well as her sister and her admirer, Charlotte plots an elaborate scheme to remove the painting in the midst of a glamorous Yuletide Ball. But when she finds that everyone at the Ball may be out to achieve the same goal, Charlotte must uncover the darker secrets surrounding this very important painting…
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is honoring the first, original 1000 Mille Miglia* to finish in Washington, DC with a Mille Miglia Aperitivo in the hotel’s courtyard on Saturday, October 26th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The event takes place at the conclusion of the three-day 500 mile classic car rally.
Automobile enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy:
Think…Selfies with a classic Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin & Jaguar
Meeting & Mingling with the Drivers and Owners
Complimentary Italian Treats – Crostini, Pizette, Formaggi, Salumi & Doci
$10 – Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Negroni, Cynar Cocktails, Peroni & Crodino Beer
Large Screens Playing Coverage from the Rally
Live Italian Musica
Prizes for Best Italian Rally Attire
There is no charge for Fairmont’s Mille Miglia Aperitivo. To reserve your place, please visit Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
7 p.m. Opera House
Washington National Opera: Otello
We launch the new season with Verdi’s monumental retelling of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, last staged by WNO nearly 20 years ago. A powerhouse cast assembles to perform some of opera’s most demanding vocals, including Otello’s vigorous role, often dubbed the “Mount Everest” of the tenor repertory.
Dirty Habit, in collaboration with Liton Events, is throwing hours of non-stop revelry dubbed “Purgatory,” right in the heart of Penn Quarter. The Halloween party will take place throughout the entire restaurant including the city block-sized patio. Dirty Habit’s bar team will offer Chambord-infused cotton candy, performances will include a stunning fire dancer and daring aerialist from Peculiarity Productions, and a DJ will be playing top Billboard hits throughout the Halloween bash. Entry is free. Guests must be 21+ to attend.
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019
WHERE: Dirty Habit
555 8th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
ADMISSION: Entry is free. Guests must be 21+ to attend and RSVP on Eventbrite
5 p.m. Opera House
22nd Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Dave Chappelle
An outstanding lineup of entertainers will gather in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on October 27, 2019. The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, will be given at a gala performance featuring some of the biggest names in comedy. The program will be broadcast on PBS stations on January 6, 2020.