WISH Newsletter: Things To Do

October 25, 2012

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Things to Do

Boo at the Zoo
October 26-28, 2012. Enjoy animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails at the annual National Zoo’s Halloween celebration. Advance tickets are required. (Take metro to Woodley Park-Zoo Station)

Shock of the News  September 23, 2012–January 27, 2013
National Gallery of Art (Archives, Judiciary Square, Gallery Place Metro) In 1909 F. T. Marinetti’s futurist manifesto appeared on the front page of Le Figaro, and less than four years later Pablo Picasso incorporated a fragment of real newspaper into a work of art. The modern mass-media newspaper had colonized fine art. The exhibition examines the many manifestations of the “newspaper phenomenon” from 1909 to 2009, a century during which major artists engaged in a vibrant and multifaceted relationship with the printed news by co-opting, mimicking, defusing, memorializing, and rewriting newspapers. Shock of the News presents works by more than 60 European and American artists, including Marinetti, Picasso, Georges Braque, Man Ray, Hannah Höch, John Heartfield, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Dieter Roth, Laurie Anderson, Sarah Charlesworth, Adrian Piper, and Robert Gober. *Free

 American Scandal Tour Friday, October 26th & Saturday, October 27th
*advance registration required*
Washington DC is as famous for its dastardly deeds as for its architectural beauty or even the work done on Capitol Hill. Travel through time on our adults-only American Scandal walking tour, which serves as a humorous stroll through the indiscretions of our Founding Fathers all the way up to present day political high jinks. Disclaimer: Rated R (for Ridiculous)

DC Haunted History Tour Monday, October 29th & Wednesday, October 31st
*advance registration required*
Ghosts are the real time travelers. Especially here in Washington, DC: The Capital City of Conflict and Conspiracy. As hard as politicians fight to get to Washington, is it surprising that some are reluctant to leave? By day, the 7-acre Lafayette Square clamors with government workers and strolling tourists. By night, the visage shifts – spookiness surrounds. The backdrop to the White House, this is the hubbub of the haunted. From ghosts walking through walls to past presidents knocking on doors to the unexplainable, make sure and stay close as we lead you around the most paranormally charged spots in all of Washington, DC. If you want to hear the real ghost stories, this tour is for you.

DC Drag Queen Race October 30, 2012
Thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate Halloween costumes and race down 17th Street.

Fall Fringe
November 1-18, 2012. The performing arts event brings back select highlights of the summer festival that introduces risk-taking art and non-traditional. 607 New York Ave, NW, Washington DC

Washington Redskins VS Carolina Panthers Sunday, November 4th @ 1pm

Washington Wizards Vs Boston Celtics Saturday, November 3rd @ 7pm

Veterans Day 10K Sunday, November 11, @ 8:00 am – Washington, DC
Honor America’s veterans with a run through West & East Potomac Parks along the Potomac River. Fast, flat course. T-shirts, refreshments, random prizes. Generous awards structure: 10 deep overall & 3 deep in 5-year age groups; top masters male & female.

Veterans Day November 11, 2012
Visit the Arlington National Cemetery (Take metro to Arlington National Cemetery Station)

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