Remembering the demise of the Titanic shouldn’t have to give you a
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.
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.)
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