November Things to Do

By Hillary Kawahara| November 14, 2014

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WISH Newsletter: November Things to Do

WISH Policy Salon: “US Foreign Policy in Transition” November 19, 6:30pm
Presented by Shelton Williams, Director, The Osgood Center for International Studies.
Dr. Williams has worked in education and government, including a tour of duty in the Department of State under Secretary of State Madeline Albright in which he worked extensively on the permanent extension of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. He also served the Office of International Programs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
WISH Classroom on Capitol Hill

National Gallery of Art Skating Rink, Opens November 14
The rink will be open every day except Christmas and New Year’s Day, when it rains or when the temperature drops below 20 degrees.
Hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
$8 for 2 hour skating
Archives-Navy Memorial Metro

Speakeasy Shorts, November 14, 7:30pm
SpeakeasyShorts is a new type of film competition – a collaboration between filmmakers and storytellers. Eight filmmaking teams have only 5 days to write, shoot, edit-and screen a film based on stories from eight local storytellers. The kicker: none of the teams know anything about the stories before they are presented. Films: Saturday, November 22, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
$20 tickets
Archives Metro

Traditional Celebration at GALA Theatre Flamenco en Familia, November 15,  11:00am & 1:30pm
Free interactive demonstrations with castanets, fans, and zapateo for children and the entire family led by members of the Spanish Dance Society and other local flamenco artists.
Columbia Heights Metro

Barracks Row Culinary Education Crawl, November 15 – 16, 9:30am – 5:00pm
On Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16  Barracks Row/ 8th Street becomes a cooking school campus – first class begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 15 and the last class begins on Sunday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m.  There are 25 classes during the two day cooking school (so far).  Take one class or schedule a whole day or entire an weekend of classes- it’s totally a-la-carte.
Ticket prices vary
Eastern Market Metro

The EmporiYUM, November 15 – November 16
Looking for a fun, cool way to spend the weekend? Want to discover a totally new experience with your friends—and try delicious foods in the process? Do all that and more at The Emporiyum, a one-of-a-kind food marketplace that introduces in-the-know Washingtonians to the tastiest treats from around the country.
Tickets vary
Union Market
NoMa Galludet U Metro

DC Cocktail Week, November 17-23
If you’re 21+, get the best of both worlds… for one price. Tasty cocktails perfectly paired with delicious bites at over 55 restaurants in the metropolitan Washington area.
Locations vary

Harold Rood Memorial Lecture Series, November 18, 6:30pm
Anticipating History: How Well China Can Control Its Destiny by Professor Harold W. (Bill) Rood.  He was a teacher, mentor, and friend to many generations of students of government, history and international relations.
Union Station Metro

Bill Nye: Why Evolution Is Undeniable, November 19, 7:00 to 8:15pm
He discusses his new book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation with a book signing. After his controversial and widely watched debate with a creationist, scientist educator and television host Bill Nye set off to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives.
Tickets vary
Foggy Bottom Metro

Politics and Arts: A Jam Session in the Wilson Building, November 19, 6:00-9:00pm
The Office of Councilmember David Grosso and Washington Performing Arts present the event which will showcase local musicians and provide musicians from different genres and backgrounds an opportunity to network and share their own passion. Special performances of the night will include SynchroniCity, Roof Beams, and for an added bonus a dance selection by SerendibDance.
Federal Triangle Metro

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the US and American Indians, November 20, 12:00 pm
Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Suzan Shown Harjo, guest curator of the “Nation to Nation” exhibit, explore the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and Native
Archives Metro

Speakeasy Shorts, November 22, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
SpeakeasyShorts is a new type of film competition – a collaboration between filmmakers and storytellers. Eight filmmaking teams have only 5 days to write, shoot, edit-and screen a film based on stories from eight local storytellers. The kicker: none of the teams know anything about the stories before they are presented. Stories on November 14, Films on November 22.
$20 tickets
Archives Metro

The Voice of Anne Frank, November 24, 2014, 6:00 pm
The Voice of Anne Frank speaks to the cares and delights of a thirteen year old girl forced to reckon with the extraordinary circumstances of her time. Her message endures far beyond the last pages of her diary to express not only her very special voice but also that of those who survived, those who did not, and those of us who are left to fond contemporary meaning in her story. Dancer Mirenka Cechová and cellist Nancy Jo Snider utilize dance, music, spoken word, sound effects, and lighting to convey the words of Anne Frank’s diary at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.
Foggy Bottom Metro

SOME’s Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger, Thursday, November 27, 9:00am
SOME is gearing up for the event and is excited for this year’s Trot for Hunger on Thanksgiving morning! Register for the Trot for Hunger today and join us in the race to help the homeless and hungry in DC!
Metro Center

Union Station Holiday Celebration, November 28
The Holiday train and wreaths on the exterior of the building will once again be on view. The train which will unveil on November 23rd in the Main Hall is very popular with travelers and shoppers and viewing the train has become a holiday tradition for many of our guests. From the elaborate mountain landscape to the vintage cars, trees, people, dogs and cats make for a realistic setting. We’ve heard whispers that there may be some special additions this year as well.  Our beautiful, fascinating lit holiday wreaths are sure to amaze visitors and tenants alike.
Union Station

Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In, November 30
Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In gathers together — for the first time — a
 select group of Wyeth’s images of windows.
 Included in the exhibition are watercolor 
studies quickly executed to capture a momentary impression as well as tempera paintings created over an extended period of distillation and simplification
Downtown/Penn Quarter/Chinatown
National Gallery of Art
Archives Metro

FREE Presidential Press Podium Photo Op!, now until December 31
Come take a photo at our Presidential Press podium! Our Presidential podium offers an impressive photo opportunity for Union Station shoppers and travelers to remind them of their stay in DC, or of their own political aspirations!
Union Station

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