Winter Calendar

Bring on the holiday cheer! Winter is the time of traditions in Washington, with performances of the Nutcracker, a nightly lighting of the National Tree (with traditional music daily at 4:30p), and the seemingly eternal flame of the Yule Log outside the White House all make this a cozy city to spend your holiday. Seasonal favorites also include the Holiday Displays at the National Basilica, the Botanic Garden and Union Station, Christkindlmarkt at Heurich House, Holiday Market at the American Art Gallery, and the excellent lighting displays of Georgetown Glow and Zoo Lights (all of which happen roughly Thanksgiving through the end of December).

With so many embassy partners, Washington, DC goes big during the Chinese New Year.  The lantern display at the Kennedy Center is a can't miss, free event.
With so many embassy partners, Washington, DC goes big during the Chinese New Year. The lantern display at the Kennedy Center is a can’t miss, free event.

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With DC’s temperate climate, there are always great options indoors and out. Most people know about the skating at the National Gallery Rink, but few know about all the dozen other excellent skating rinks in and around Washington, DC. If it’s too cold to take the kids outside, find some interesting indoor spaces where they can run around. Our two favorites are the 17-acre hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum, and the labyrinthine indoor streets of Eden Center.

Upcoming Events:

February 27: Fairy Tale Days - Come to Locust Grove for February's theme week: Fairy Tale Days. In honor of National Fairy Tale Day, the Nature Center will feature special exhibits, imaginative outdoor play activities, and a fairy...  

February 27: Leonardo Drew: Conversations with Artists - The sculptures of Leonardo Drew (b. Tallahassee, Florida; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) are made of materials such as wood, rusted iron, cotton, paper, and mud that he intentionally subjects...  

February 27: Spanish Cinema Now+: Negotiator - Our film series Spanish Cinema Now+ kicks off with the screening of Negotiator, a comedy by Spanish filmmaker and screenwriter Borja Cobeaga based on the negotiations held between the Spanish...  

February 27: Josh Abbott Band, Randy Rogers Band, and Pat Green - Josh Abbott Band, Randy Rogers Band, and Pat Green  

February 28: Brentano String Quartet - Brentano String Quartet Chamber Music at The Barns The Brentano Quartet returns with a program that pays homage to inspiration, both earthly and divine. Beethoven’s brilliant Quartet in A minor Op....  

February 28: The Three Musketeers - This story is set in 17th-century France, a poor young nobleman named D’Artagnan leaves home to join the famous Musketeers of the Guard – defenders of the King and masters of the rapier! On his...  

February 28: Sphinx Virtuosi [CONCERT] - Sphinx Virtuosi ABOUT THIS CONCERTDescribed by The New York Times as “first-rate in every way...producing a more beautiful, precise and carefully shaped sound than some fully professional orchestras”...  

February 28: Drive-By Truckers - Drive-By Truckers  

February 29: Saturday Morning Live! Presents: Virginia Ballet Company - Part of the free Saturday Morning Live! At The National program. Virginia Ballet Company and School Virginia Ballet Company would like you to join us February 29, 2020 at The National for a...  

February 29: Library of Congress Tour - Small Group Tour Library of Congress  

February 29: Riffs & Relations [Opening] - Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition presents works by African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries together with examples by the early 20th...  

February 29: The Official DC Cocktail Festival - Join us for official DC Cocktail Festival, an elevated cocktail tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses.  Come sample some of the best cocktails from the city’s best mixologists....  

February 29: 28th Annual Feel the Heritage Festival (FREE!) - Join us as we celebrate Arlington’s rich African-American history at the 28th annual Feel the Heritage Festival on Sat., Feb. 29, 1-6 p.m., Drew Community Center. This FREE Black History Month event...  

February 29: Kensington Park Library - Washington's Spelmanslag will perform a wide variety of Scandinavian folk tunes.  

February 29: Thumbelina - February 15 – April 5, 2020 Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale Best for ages 6+ JUST ADDED: 3 additional performances! Sunday, March 1 at...  

February 29: Thumbelina - February 15 – April 5, 2020 Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale Best for ages 6+ JUST ADDED: 3 additional performances! Sunday, March 1 at...  

February 29: Kiran Ahluwalia - Kiran Ahluwalia Kiran Ahluwalia is a modern exponent of the vocal traditions of India and Pakistan. Her original compositions embody Indian, West African blues, contemporary jazz, rock, and R&B...  

February 29: Quattro Violini - Mayumi Hirasaki, Marcus Hoffman, Shunske Sato and Evgeny Sviridov, violin soloists The splendid Concerto Köln is one of the world’s most admired period instrument orchestras, known for clarity of...  

February 29: Concerto Köln [CONCERT] - Concerto Köln Mayumi Hirasaki, Marcus Hoffman, Shunske Sato and Evgeny Sviridov, violin soloistsABOUT THIS CONCERTThe splendid Concerto Köln is one of the world’s most admired period instrument...  

February 29: Drive-By Truckers - Drive-By Truckers  

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