Art League Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser @ Market Square (corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets)
Sep 23 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: King Street Art Festival, Market Square (corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets)

When: The King Street Arts Festival has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence and will now be held September 22 & 23.Saturday, September 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm & Sunday, September 16, 11:00 am-4:00 pm

How: $15 buys you a bowl and a scoop of ice cream

The Art League’s popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser returns to the King Street Art Festival in 2018. Purchase one (or many) of 1,400+ handmade bowls created by the talented and prolific artists of The Art League’s Ceramics Department and enjoy a scoop of ice cream – all for only $15 per bowl!

Proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s Ceramics department. Participants in the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser may enter a free drawing to win ceramic artwork and an Art League gift certificate.

Opera in the Outfield: Barber of Seville @ Nationals Park
Sep 29 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates the eleventh season of free opera broadcasts at Nationals Park with Opera in the Outfield® on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Gates open at 5 p.m. for pre-show activities with the highlight of the evening, Rossini’s comic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville, broadcast on the high-definition Nationals Park scoreboard at 7 p.m. This popular free event is guaranteed to have fans belt out, “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” The opera is performed in Italian, with easy-to-follow English captions shown on the scoreboard. The approximate running time of the opera is three hours, including one 25-minute intermission.
Ample free seating will be available in the stands and access to seating on the outfield grass will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons wishing to sit on the outfield grass will receive a free wristband, which will be distributed near the Family Picnic Area (at sections 141–143) beginning at 5 p.m. Accessible seating is available throughout Nationals Park, and assistive listening devices are also available. The event will be fully captioned. More information is available
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the festive family-friendly atmosphere. The special pre-show entertainment will include:
  • Performances by student artists, including the annual return of vocal students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Opera Program, starring the winner of their Virginia Williams Opera Prize as one of the featured singers.
  • A meet-and-greet with M&M’S® Brand Chief Chocolate Officer, Ms. Brown.
  • AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate demonstrations and lessons in chocolate history.
  • A screening of the Warner Bros. cartoon “Rabbit of Seville” starring Bugs Bunny. Highlighting Rossini’s celebrated overture from The Barber of Seville, this parody of the opera features frenemies Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in break-neck chases, gags and laughs.
  • Photo opportunities for kids of all ages with a living statue of Babe Ruth as well as roaming opera characters.
  • Kids can enjoy the playground, dress up with items from the Washington National Opera costume trunk, visit the craft table, have their faces painted, and experience the National Symphony Orchestra’s instrument meet & greet.
  • Chances to win prizes, including a family fun pack of four tickets to an event at the Kennedy Center, tickets to the Kennedy Center’s 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a prize from M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies, a subscription to the Washington National Opera 2018-2019 season, a pair of tickets to a 2019 Nationals home game, and more.
Hosted by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, this family community event features an outdoor broadcast of The Barber of Seville, a rapid-fire romp known to audiences for its instantly recognizable overture. The hilarious WNO production, directed by Peter Kazaras (2014’s La bohème and 2016’s The Marriage of Figaro), stars audience favorite Isabel Leonard (2015’s Cinderella), dashing American tenor Taylor Stayton in his WNO debut, and thrilling Moldovan baritone Andrey Zhilikhovsky in his U.S. debut. Hailed by Washington Classical Review as “an excellent cast and production,” and Broadway World called the production, “in a word, fantastic.” This performance of The Barber of Seville was recorded during its production run at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Opera in the Outfield® will take place rain or shine—in case of inclement weather, covered seating is available. Regular concessions will be available throughout the ballpark­. RSVP’s are not required for admission into Nationals Park for this event; walk-ins are welcome.
“Our goal at Washington National Opera has always been to make opera more accessible to the District, and what better way than to welcome opera lovers and new friends to Opera in the Outfield,” says Francesca Zambello, WNO Artistic Director. “Our signature community event offers something for everyone where friends and families can enjoy games, food, beer, and of course, one of our favorite productions under a starry sky on the big screen. We guarantee a good time for all with The Barber of Seville. Who doesn’t love happy endings?”
“We’re proud our partnership with the Kennedy Center and Washington National Opera provides free family activities and access to thousands of adults and children who will experience a magnificent performance at Opera in the Outfield,” said Geoffrey Galant, Director, Mars Wrigley Confectionery. “Creating mutual benefits and stronger relationships exemplifies the Mars principles, which guides the company’s social and business decisions. It is our hope the happy memories shared this day will make this an annual ‘must-do’ event for all attendees.”
Due to the popularity of Opera in the Outfield®patrons wishing to sit on the outfield grass will need to pick up a free wristband when they enter Nationals Park, beginning at 5 p.m. The wristbands (one per person) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be distributed at a table to the left of Center Field Plaza near the Family Picnic Area (at sections 141–143). Once all of the available wristbands have been claimed, an announcement will be made over the stadium sound system and field access will be closed to those without a wristband. Guests who plan to sit on the outfield grass may bring blankets, however chairs are not permitted on the grass. Ample free seating will be available in the stands throughout the evening. For more information on seating options, patrons can
Walters Art Museum Gala & Party @ Walters Art Museum
Oct 13 @ 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM

The Walters Art Museum celebrates a year of transformation at its annual Gala & Party, a memorable event unlike any other in Baltimore. This year’s theme, Metamorphosis, unites depictions of growth and renewal in the Walters’ collection with the fashion of today, and commemorates the exciting events of 2018, including the opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place.

Guests start the evening with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. on the Sculpture Court, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner served in the galleries. At the Party, which begins at 9 p.m., guests enjoy an open bar, light fare and desserts, and dancing on the Sculpture Court.


Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Gala: 6–9 p.m.
Party: 9 p.m.–midnight



The Gala & Party provides major funding for the Walters’ education and exhibition programming and supports free admission for all. Every year, the Walters benefits over 148,000 people, including over 75,000 visitors who participate in education programs and 38,000 PreK–12 students and teachers.

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

El Día de los Muertos Celebration @ National Portrait gallery Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
Nov 1 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

El Día de los Muertos Celebration

Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

Join us for an evening of music, dancing and crafts in celebration of Latin American heritage, including special performances by the DC-based band Los Gallos Negros and dancers from the Maru Montero Dance Company.

NPG: Morning at the Museum @ National Portrait Gallery
Nov 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Morning at the Museum

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10–11:30 a.m.

Kogod Courtyard

Experience a sensory-friendly program for families of children with disabilities. The program includes early entrance into the museum, facilitated activities and a Take-a-Break Space. Registration Required. To learn more about the program or to register, contact Ashley Grady at

UnSeen: Past, Present and Future @ National Portrait Gallery
Nov 13 @ 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

UnSeen: Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

This roundtable discussion of the museum’s special exhibition “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar” will include contemporary artists Gonzales-Day and Kaphar, Portrait Gallery curators Taína Caragol and Asma Naeem, and Sheryll Cashin, a writer and law professor at Georgetown University. Several other artists, cultural critics, and scholars will join the conversation, which promises to touch on ideas of race, identity and pluralism. Registration is required at

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