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Check out some things to do in the upcoming weeks!


Monuments by the Moonlight

Friday, September 29, 2017

6 pm

Closest Metro Stop: Union Station

Have you seen the sites of the city yet? Now is your chance! WISH is taking an evening tour of the monuments! Soak in the beauty of our nation’s capital while learning some history. We will meet in front of the WISH Main Office at 5:45 pm (237 Massachusetts Ave NE).


All Things Go Fall Classic Festival

October 6-8

Closest Metro Stop: NoMa Gallaudet U

Price: Vary Depending on Ticket Type

Foster The People, Falantis, Young Thug, and more will perform at the 2017 All Things Go Fall Classic festival, which makes its return to Union Market for three days — October 6-8. The 2017 Fall Classic will showcase the best of electronic, hip-hop, alternative and pop music throughout the weekend during for the fourth annual music and food festival. Price increase begins 9/22 so get your tickets now!

Visit https://www.allthingsgofallclassic.com/ for tickets or for more information!

Snallygaster 2017: DC’s Beastliest Beer Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Closest Metro Stop: Navy Yard

Price: Vary Depending on Ticket Type

Snallygaster is an epic one-day, outdoor beer festival featuring no fewer than 400 craft beersculled from across the globe, including a veritable sea of DC debuts, autumn seasonals, a monster collection of cask ales, assorted barrel-aged brews, craft cans and more. Our sixth installment of Snallygaster is brought to you by Beer Director Greg Engert & the minds behind Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Bluejacket, Rustico, Sovereign and Canteen (AKA, your favorite watering holes).

Advance ticket options include:

JABBERWOCK VIP Pass: Early entry at 11:30 AM for 1.5 hours of exclusive access to all the beers, plus your admission (a $10 value), 30 food & drink tickets, and a sweet Snally beer mug.

THE CYCLOPS GA Pass: Easy entry to the festival at 1 PM, plus your admission (a $10 value), 30 food & drink tickets, and a sweet Snally beer mug.

GW Idea Fest 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Closest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU

Price: FREE!

Do you have an idea? A problem that needs solving? Follow your innovative itch to the GW Idea Fest. Join the team fueling innovation at GW for an evening of prizes, pizza, and more:

  • Win $1,000 in prizes
  • Celebrate ideas, big or small
  • Network with other students, faculty, and researchers
  • Find a co-founder and collaborators
  • Carb up on all the pizza you can imagine
  • Meet the team fueling innovation at GW

Will you be the one? Find out at the GW Idea Fest.

This is a free event, but you need to register. Register here:

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

Now – December 31. 2020

Closest Metro Stop: L’Enfant Plaza Station

Price: FREE!

“Nation to Nation” presents the story of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between the Indian Nations and the United States. The story includes the history and legacy of U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present.

The exhibition features more than 125 objects from the museum’s collection and other lenders including original treaties, archival photographs, wampum belts, textiles, baskets, and peace medals.

Art All Night

Saturday, September 23, 2017

All day

Price: FREE, but must reserve a FREE Neighborhood Pass

Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, encompassing five of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods: Dupont Circle, Shaw, North Capitol, H Street NE, and Congress Heights. Watch as DC’s creative community re-imagines public and private space and invites us all to see our city anew. Indoor and outdoor venues will showcase work by artists in a diverse range of media – with vibrant visual arts, street performances, live music, and DJs contributing to an unprecedented mash-up of cultural experiences in the nation’s capital. With this festival, Washington DC joins a global network of Nuit Blanche all-night arts events, that started in Paris in 2002 and has captivated audiences from Montreal to Melbourne.*Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC was founded in 2011 by Ariana Austin, who served as artistic director from 2011 to 2015. Art All Night: Made in DC is a spinoff organized by the DC Main Streets program.

Taste of Georgetown

Sunday, September 24, 2017

11 am-4 pm

Closest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU

Price: Vary Depending on Ticket Type 

SAVE THE DATE! The 2017 Washingtonian Taste of Georgetown, presented by Infiniti, will be held on Sunday, September 24!

Washington, D.C.’s most anticipated epicurean festival will be celebrating its 24th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. This year, guests will be able to enjoy beer and wine as they stroll from booth to booth. This foodie event takes place in the heart of Georgetown, on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront.

This longstanding event in Georgetown benefits the Georgetown Ministry Center’s mission to support the homeless. The event began over 20 years ago by Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown and its former Rector David Bird and member Robert Egger, who went on to found DC Central Kitchen.