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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Tired of Jack and Rose? Catch these Titanic events instead

Remembering the demise of the Titanic shouldn’t have to give you a
"Titanic," a four-part miniseries, premieres Saturday on ABC. (Laurence Cendrowicz - ITV/ LOOKOUT POINT TV)
sinking feeling. The 100-year anniversary of the ship’s fateful voyage offers plenty of events for the cruise-curious, if seeing “Titanic” the movie in 3D and the various memorial ceremonies just aren’t enough.

If you’d like to learn about not one tragedy, but two, “Fire and Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic” at the National Postal Museum can provide your fix of historical doom. Well-dressed history buffs can catch a fashion show of titanic proportions, bringing designer and survivor Lady Lucile Duff Gordon’s collection to the Hillwood Estate ($15, $12 for seniors, $10 for students).

The Army Navy Country Club in Arlington will host a Titanic Commemoration Dinner, featuring a six-course meal, music, dancing and performances by live actors ($100). For those looking for a cheaper bite, Thai Tanic in Logan Circle and Columbia Heights may float your boat.

Titanic D.C. history composite (The Washington Post)
Local events are only the tip of the iceberg - those willing to make a weekend trip to Baltimore can enjoy “Titanic: The Musical” at Loyola University ($12 general admission, $10 students) or partake of Langermann’s multi-course meal modeled on the Titanic’s original menu ($35 for dinner, $55 with wine).

If a weekend in is on the agenda, however, don’t worry - you can still catch ABC’s “Titanic” on television. The miniseries lasts for four one-hour episodes beginning Saturday at 8 p.m. (Leonardo DiCaprio not included.)

More on the Titanic:

The fascination with the Titanic

Bringing the Titanic up from the deep

Washington’s Titanic history

Titanic facts for kids

By Rachel Karas  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/13/2012

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