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Constitution Day at the National Archives

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17 is Constitution Day at the National Archives, with family activities starting at 1 p.m. including dressing up, crafts, and writing with quill pens.

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The Life of a Poet Discussion & Book Signing

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Mary Szybist, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry for "Incarnadine", will speak at The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 17. The discussion, which is part of a series, will be moderated by Ron Charles, editor of the Washington Post's Book World. A book signing will take place after the talk. The event is free and seating is first-come, first-served. You can register in advance for a seat that will be held for you until 15 minutes before the program starts.

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Wed Sep 17, 2014

Fall for the Book Festival

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Fall for the Book Festival

Wed Sep 17, 2014

The Fall for the Book Festival September 11-18 is put on by the Fairfax County Public Library and George Mason University and features programs involving more than 150 authors at almost two dozen locations.

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Free Walking Tours During WalkingTown DC

Wed Sep 17, 2014

WalkingTown DC September 15-21 is a series of more than 50 free walking tours of the District aimed at residents and visitors who want to learn more about the city. There are lunchtime tours, after-work tours and weekend tours, but you must reserve your space in advance.

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Take 5! Jazz Concerts at the American Art Museum

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Take 5! is a series of free live jazz concerts held in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. They're held at 5 p.m. every third Thursday. Upcoming performances: Grant Green on Blue Note September 18, and The Music of Larry Young November 20.

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Movies Under the Stars at Bethesda Row

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Catch free "Movies Under the Stars" at Bethesda Row Tuesdays at dusk through September 30. You can watch from Redwood Restaurant, or bring your own chair. See "The Lone Ranger" September 16, "Pitch Perfect" September 23 and "Julia & Julia" September 30. The final screening is sponsored by Le Creuset, and at 6 p.m. there will be a free Wine and Cheese Social.

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The 5x5 Project Free Public Art & Events

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The 5x5 Project from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities is bringing contemporary, temporary art to all parts of the city September 6-December 6. There are also free events tied to the project, including musical performances, exhibitions, lectures, bike tours and more.

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U.S. Naval Observatory Tours This Fall & Winter

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The U.S. Naval Observatory offers free public tours on select Monday nights at 8:30 p.m., but you have to reserve your spot far in advance. The USNO is now accepting applications for the October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1 and December 15 tours.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Fire From the Forge Exhibition

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Fire From the Forge Exhibition

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Fire From the Forge, a free exhibition at the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville, features sculpture and jewelry by 42 metal artists who studied with Montgomery College Professor Komelia Okim. It runs through Sunday, October 5. The gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Gabriel Figueroa Exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The exhibition "Gabriel Figueroa, Cinematographer. Great Moments in Mexico's Golden Age of Cinema" September 9-November 3 at the Mexican Cultural Institute is a celebration of his life in documents, photographs, film clips, posters and more. Admission is free. Also, several free events are being held in conjunction with the exhibit, including a conversation with Gabriel Figueroa Flores September 10, and film screenings September 18, October 15, and October 30. RSVP to attend any of these events.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

ApocalyptiCAT Woodcuts and Papercuts

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ApocalyptiCAT Woodcuts and Papercuts

Tue Sep 09, 2014

"ApocalyptiCAT" is a free exhibition of woodcuts and papercuts by Franca Bartholomai at Goethe-Institut Washington, now through October 10.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

"Making Their Mark" Exhibit

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"Making Their Mark" Exhibit

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The "Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures" exhibit at the National Archives runs March 21, 2014-January 5, 2015. It includes Adolf Hitler's signature on his marriage certificate and will, an "X" signed by a slave who couldn't read, and a patent for shoes filed by Michael Jackson and others allowing him to do an amazing signature move on stage. Admission is free.

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Vanished Birds Exhibit at National Museum of Natural History

Tue Sep 09, 2014

You'll find the exhibit "Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America" on the ground floor of the National Museum of Natural History now through October 2015.

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"Degas/Cassatt" at National Gallery of Art

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The National Gallery of Art is the only venue in the world for "Degas/Cassatt", an exhibition of 70 works by impressionists and longtime friends Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. The exhibition can be seen May 11-October 5.

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"Wilderness Forever" Photography Exhibition

Mon Sep 08, 2014

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the National Museum of Natural History has a photography exhibit on display now through the summer of 2015. The photos were selected by a jury from more than 5,000 that were submitted from around the country.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

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Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Portraits of Clark Gable, Helen Keller, Grace Kelly, Andy Warhol, and Elie Wiesel are included in the second installation of portraits by Yousuf Karsh at the National Portrait Gallery, on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery May 2-November 2.

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"Beyond Bollywood" at Museum of Natural History

Tue Sep 02, 2014

"Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation," at the National Museum of Natural History runs from Feb. 27, 2014 through August 2015. It aims to dispel stereotypes and myths about Indian immigrants. Admission is free

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"Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota" at Sackler Gallery

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The installation "Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota" will be on view from August 30, 2014-June 7, 2015 at the Sackler Gallery. It includes nearly 400 shoes and almost 4 miles of red yarn.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Andrew Wyeth Exhibition

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Andrew Wyeth Exhibition

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The National Gallery of Art's exhibition "Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In" is a first of its kind because it features a collection of some of his many paintings of windows. See it from May 4-November 30.

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"Postcards from the Trenches" Exhibition

Tue Aug 19, 2014

"Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War" is an exhibition of art created by soldiers drafted or commissioned into World War I. It is on display from August 19-September 27 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in D.C.

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One Life: Grant and Lee at National Portrait Gallery

Fri Aug 08, 2014

A special installation of "One Life" at the National Portrait Gallery explores how the lives of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant came together during the Civil War. The show includes death masks of each man, portrait photography, drawings and more. See it July 4, 2014-May 25, 2015.

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"Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler" at Hirshhorn

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The exhibit "Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler" is on display at the Hirshhorn through January 11, 2015. It's built on the recent acquisition of five major works, including the only two examples of Scarpitta's full-size racecars outside Europe.

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Behind the Badge Exhibit at National Postal Museum

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The National Postal Museum's exhibition "Behind the Badge: United States Postal Inspection" shines a light on a lot of work most of us take for granted: the job of keeping our mail safe. Highlights include an anthrax-laced letter addressed to Senator Tom Daschle, handcuffs used on Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, and a touch table that lets visitors see if they can spot potentially dangerous mail.

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Foggy Bottom Biennial Sculpture Exhibition

Thu May 15, 2014

See art sprout in some local yards and businesses for a limited time. 16 contemporary sculptures by 15 artists are installed in front of homes and businesses in Foggy Bottom May 17-October 25. At 4 p.m. on opening day Saturday, May 17, artists will stand near each of their sculptures and discuss them.

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'Face Value' Exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

Fri Apr 18, 2014

"Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction" at the National Portrait Gallery includes more than 50 paintings, drawings and more by artists who brought a fresh take to portraiture between about 1945-1975. The exhibition runs from April 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015.

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