Oct
23
Tue
NSO Star Wars Series: Empire Strikes Back @ Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The National Symphony Orchestra continues its Star Wars series this season with The Empire Strikes Back, in three performances on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday, October 24 and 25, at 8 p.m.in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Orchestra in John Williams’s memorable score to accompany the film as it’s shown on the big screen above the Orchestra.

Throughout the 2018–2019 season, the NSO also performs the scores to accompany other films in the series—Return of the Jedi (January 22–24, 2019) and The Force Awakens (February 21–23, 2019)—as well as other live scores performed to film: Get Out (September 20) and Walt Disney Animation Studios: A Decade in Concert (November 23–25, 2018).

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($34–$159) are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online at kennedy-center.org, and via phone through Instant Charge, (202) 467-4700; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540. 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The 2018–2019 season marks the National Symphony Orchestra’s 88th, and Gianandrea Noseda’s second as its music director. The Italian conductor serves as the Orchestra’s seventh music director, joining the NSO’s legacy of such distinguished leaders. Its artistic leadership also includes Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds.

Founded in 1931, the Orchestra has always been committed to artistic excellence and music education. In 1986, the National Symphony became an artistic affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where it performs year-round. The NSO’s community engagement projects are nationally recognized, including NSO In Your Neighborhood, an annual week of approximately 50 performances in schools, churches, community centers, and other unexpected venues; Notes of Honor, which offers free performances for active, veteran, prior service, and retired members of the military and their families; and Sound Health, a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its affiliated organizations. Career development opportunities for young musicians include the NSO Youth Fellowship Program and its tuition-free Summer Music Institute. For more information, visit nationalsymphony.org.

 

FUNDING CREDITS:

David M. Rubenstein is the Presenting Underwriter of the NSO

AARP is the presenting sponsor of the NSO Pops Season.

Oct
24
Wed
NSO Star Wars Series: Empire Strikes Back @ Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The National Symphony Orchestra continues its Star Wars series this season with The Empire Strikes Back, in three performances on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday, October 24 and 25, at 8 p.m.in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Orchestra in John Williams’s memorable score to accompany the film as it’s shown on the big screen above the Orchestra.

Throughout the 2018–2019 season, the NSO also performs the scores to accompany other films in the series—Return of the Jedi (January 22–24, 2019) and The Force Awakens (February 21–23, 2019)—as well as other live scores performed to film: Get Out (September 20) and Walt Disney Animation Studios: A Decade in Concert (November 23–25, 2018).

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($34–$159) are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online at kennedy-center.org, and via phone through Instant Charge, (202) 467-4700; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540. 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The 2018–2019 season marks the National Symphony Orchestra’s 88th, and Gianandrea Noseda’s second as its music director. The Italian conductor serves as the Orchestra’s seventh music director, joining the NSO’s legacy of such distinguished leaders. Its artistic leadership also includes Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds.

Founded in 1931, the Orchestra has always been committed to artistic excellence and music education. In 1986, the National Symphony became an artistic affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where it performs year-round. The NSO’s community engagement projects are nationally recognized, including NSO In Your Neighborhood, an annual week of approximately 50 performances in schools, churches, community centers, and other unexpected venues; Notes of Honor, which offers free performances for active, veteran, prior service, and retired members of the military and their families; and Sound Health, a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its affiliated organizations. Career development opportunities for young musicians include the NSO Youth Fellowship Program and its tuition-free Summer Music Institute. For more information, visit nationalsymphony.org.

 

FUNDING CREDITS:

David M. Rubenstein is the Presenting Underwriter of the NSO

AARP is the presenting sponsor of the NSO Pops Season.

Oct
25
Thu
FGIDC’s Fall Trend Event: Meet the incoming Board Members of 2019 @ Eaton DC
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join in for FGIDC’s Fall Trend Event: Meet our incoming Board Members of 2019. 

Featuring a panel discussion followed by a presentation of international RTW runway trends curated by FGI.

Thursday, October 25
7:00 pm – 9:00 om

Eaton DC
1201 K Street NW
Washington DC 20005 

Enjoy the newly Built Eaton DC Cinema with complimentary snacks and refreshments!

Members – $25 (*Membership Will Be Verified)
Non-Members – $35

Oct
26
Fri
Crystal City Friday at the Fountain @ Crystal City Water Park
Oct 26 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Crystal City’s summertime happy hour is back, opening a month early and announcing a new partnership with The Stand  bringing food and beverage from local restaurants and an exciting live music lineup. Starting on May 4, each Friday from 5-9 pm, attendees can listen to live music from a variety of bands while enjoying local bites and drink.

This new partnership brings the focus on local flavor, highlighting some of the best new food trends the area has to offer. This free event is open to people of all ages, providing a place for residents, workers and visitors to listen, relax, and wind down from their busy week.

What: Fridays at the Fountain

When: Every Friday May – October from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Crystal City Water Park – 1751 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

Live Music Schedule:

May 4       Revelator Hill
May 11     Whiskey Pull
May 18     Zach Cutler & Friends
May 25     Gordon Sterling 3
June 1      Big Bad Juju
June 8      Mary El Band
June 15    Revelator Hill
June 22    Jonathan Sloane Trio
June 29    Holly Montgomery
July 6       The Jogo Project
July 13     The Jon Miller Band
July 20     Gordon Sterling and the People
July 27     Big Bad Juju

**Later dates to be announced**

Admission: 100% Free to enter, listen, and relax; food and drink for purchase (credit cards accepted) – $5 for beer/wine. $20 to join the Mug Club and receive a branded, reusable mug.

Beauty Wind Down @ KARMA by Erwin Gomez @ KARMA by Erwin Gomez Park Potomac
Oct 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Kick off your Halloween weekend right with a happy hour “Beauty Wind Down” at KARMA by Erwin Gomez Park Potomac! On Friday, October 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. stop by celebrity makeup artist and eyebrow guru Erwin Gomez’s new salon and spa location for wine, light bites, and 25% off select express services including blow-drys, manis/pedis, brow designs, facials, and more. All guests will also enjoy 20% off retail and the opportunity to book with Erwin himself! Visit www.karmaerwingomez.com or call 301.720.0320 for more info.
KARMA by Erwin Gomez Park Potomac
12430 Park Potomac Avenue, Suite R-13
Potomac, MD 20854
Arena Stage Wine Auction @ Arena Stage
Oct 26 @ 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Arena Stage will host a silent and live wine auction on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). The event is helmed by Arena Stage Trustees Judith N. BattyGene Samburg and Beth Newburger Schwartz.

The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner, paired with wines donated by Total Wine & More. Event attendees will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items and experiences throughout the event, including the Bordeaux Experience, valued at $5,000, where two couples traveling together will enjoy a three-night stay in a château in romantic Bordeaux, with VIP treatment, including one-of-a-kind vineyard and winery tours, private wine tastings and an insider’s look at winemaking in France’s most famous wine region. Also available for bid is a one-week stay in a four bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom private residence villa at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, valued at $20,000, with an infinity edged heated plunge pool, spacious covered terrace and patio, hot tub, panoramic Pacific Ocean view and full kitchen (3,600 feet of indoor space and 3,600 feet of outdoor space). Winners of the Punta Mita package will enjoy full use of the Four Seasons Resort facilities and amenities, including room service. The following wines will also be available for bid:

  • 2007 Schrader CCS Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 100; RP 100, valued at $1,000
  • 2004 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 98 ; RP 98, valued at $1,000
  • 2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz, WS 100 ; RP 100,,valued at $750
  • 2007 Staglin 25th Anniversary Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 95, RP 96, valued at $750
  • 2002 Sloan Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 99; RP 100, valued at $750

Additional auction items will be announced at a later date.

All proceeds from the evening support Arena Stage’s award-winning artistic and community engagement programs.

Individual tickets start at $300. Space is limited. For additional event details, visit arenastage.org/support/special-events/wine-auction/

Oct
27
Sat
“Howl” O’ween @ Radiator Patio
Oct 27 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

‘Howl-o-ween’ on the Pet-friendly Patio – Saturday, October 27

Radiator will host ‘Howl-o-ween,’ a weekend happy hour for humans and furry friends from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Human guests may enjoy $5 bar snacks including sriracha deviled eggs and charred shishito peppers from Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden and a cauldron of craft cocktails from the bar team. Plus, Radiator will be handing out trick-or-treat goody bags for all dogs joining this special Saturday afternoon happy hour, with extra doggy biscuits for the canines in costume.

‘Howl-o-ween’ will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Radiator’s patio, weather permitting. Radiator seats patio guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hillwood’s Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween Celebration @ Hillwood
Oct 27 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2-4 p.m. Grab your four-legged friend and high-tail it to Hillwood for an afternoon of Halloween fun on the Lunar Lawn. $13 adult (with 1-2 dogs), $8 Hillwood member (with 1-2 dogs), $5 child (ages 6-18), free for children under 6. www.HillwoodMuseum.org

National Chocolate Day Connoisseur Wine Dinner at St. Regis’s Alhambra @ Alhambra St. Regis
Oct 27 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

National Chocolate Day Celebrations

Alhambra at The St. Regis Washington DC is inviting guests to indulge all weekend long in a celebration of all things chocolate:

  • Chocolate Connoisseur Wine Dinner

Kick off National Chocolate Day early with Chef Sebastien Giannini’s four-course chocolate inspired menu. Each decadent course is complemented with wine pairings from Alhambra’s esteemed beverage team. Enjoy highlights such as lobster tart topped with caviar, traditional Orelys chocolate white butter sauce and grilled Wagyu beef with black olive paste flavored with extraction of Illanka chocolate and preserved shallots.  Saturday, October 27, 5:30 pm to 10 pm, $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

DC Fray’s Halloween Bonfire Party @ Butler's Orchard
Oct 27 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Event: Halloween Bonfire Party
Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00-11:00PM
Butler’s Orchard | 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland 
Cost: $45 Regular/$49 Late
Gremlins and goblins and witches on brooms, you are invited to party under the moon!

Join DC Fray at Butler’s Orchard for a spooky evening filled with music, games, and s’mores over a festive bonfire. You can cook your own hotdog over the fire and take advantage of all you can drink beer & wine. DC Fray’s Halloween Bonfire Party will be a little fun & a little frightening. It’s a Halloween bash, so dress up if you dare! Prizes will be given for the best costume. The undertaking will start promptly at 8pm. In order not to upset the local spirits, it’s best to show up on time. The party cannot start until everyone checks in. *Must be 21+

What you get:

  • Bonfire party
  • Best costume competition & prize
  • All-you-can-drink beer and wine
  • S’mores & hotdogs
  • Music & DC Fray games
  • DC Fray Event Squad making sure you have an amazing time

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