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101.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project

The almost-4,000-square-foot exhibition space allows visitors to learn how new technologies, such as bicycles and electric refrigerators, and social changes affected each other and influenced American life. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
102.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

The Value of Money

A display of more than 400 objects from the National Numismatics Collection, including a personal check signed in 1813 by President James Madison, presented in the new Gallery of Numismatics. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
103.

Exhibit | Through 10/25

'Hear My Voice': Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound

Exploring Bell's role in developing sound recording at his Volta Laboratory in Washington, this exhibition features documents, recordings, laboratory notes and an apparatus from the laboratory from the 1880s. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
104.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 12/7

Places of Invention

This interactive exhibition highlights what happens when a community is equipped with the right mix of inventive people and resources. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
105.

Food Event | 8/20

FOOD in the Garden

Scientists, researcher and historians discuss all things seeds. Ticket includes two drinks and a plate of garden-fresh food. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
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Museum

USDA Forest Service Visitors Center

201 14th St. SW, Washington, DC | 800-832-1355
 
107.

Restaurant | $$

Garden Cafe -- National Gallery of Art

700 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-289-3360
 
108.  

Restaurant | $$

Sou'Wester

1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-787-6868
 
109.  

Museum

National Archives and Records Administration

Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-357-5000
 
110.

Exhibit | Through 1/10/16

Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History

This exhibit features artifacts and memorabilia that reflect the role alcoholic beverages have played in U.S. history. National Archives and Records Administration Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-357-5000

 
111.

Miscellaneous Location

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-369-5695
 
112.  

Restaurant | $$

Mitsitam Cafe

4th St. and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
113.  

Restaurant |

Paul

801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC | 202-524-4500
 
114.

Museum

U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-2300, 800-821-8892
 
115.

Performing Arts | 9/26

Swing Time -- The Musical!

Set in a World War II era radio studio, the musical revue features a group of friends working together to put on a big band war bond drive. At the Burke Theater. U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
116.

Miscellaneous Location

Old Post Office Pavilion

1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-606-8691
 
117.

Restaurant | $

Empress Lounge

1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-787-6042
Editors' Picks: Best afternoon tea
 
118.  

Restaurant | $$$$

CityZen

1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-554-8588
 
119.

Miscellaneous Location

Federal Triangle Metro Station

302 12th St., NW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
120.

Miscellaneous Location

Constitution Avenue Between Third and Seventh Streets NW

Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
121.  

Restaurant | $$$$

Fiola

601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW , Washington, DC | 202-628-2888
 
122.

Museum

FBI Building

935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-324-3000
 
123.

Museum

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

14th and C streets SW, Washington, DC | 202-874-2330
 
124.

Miscellaneous Location

Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
 
125.

Exhibit | Through 4/1/16

The Year of Navy Reserve: A Centennial Celebration

This exhibit highlights the history of the Navy Reserves. Naval Heritage Center 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC

 
126.  

Restaurant | $$$$

The Capital Grille

(3 locations)
 
127.

Miscellaneous Location

Archives-Navy Memorial Metro Station

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
128.  

Restaurant, Bar/Club | $$$

The Source

575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-637-6100
 
129.  

Food Event | 8/2 - 12/9/18

Dim Sum Brunch

Excellent Dim Sum, Saturdays only. The Source 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
130.  

Restaurant | $$$

701

701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-393-0701
 
131.

Movie Theater

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Burke Theatre - Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-2300

 
132.

Museum

Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386
Editors' Picks: Best bathrooms
 
133.

Exhibit | Through 9/12/16

Reporting Vietnam

More than 90 artifacts, magazines and newspapers are featured in this exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

 
134.  

Exhibit | Through 11/29

Nationals at 10: Baseball Makes News

This exhibition examines the media coverage of the team during the past decade and displays significant items, such as the ball Ryan Zimmerman poked over the fence in the first regular-season game at Nationals Park and Bryce Harper's "Clown question bro" T-shirt. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386

 
135.

Exhibit | Through 1/10/16

President Lincoln Is Dead: The New York Herald Reports the Assassination

To mark the anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, this exhibition features a collection of New York Herald special editions from April 15, 1865. Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 888-639-7386

 
136.

Miscellaneous Location

12th Street NW Between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues

12th Street NW between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues, Washington, DC | 202-619-7222
 
137.  

Museum

National Gallery of Art

Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215
Editors' Picks: Top local attractions
 
138.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 8/2

Maysles Films Inc.: Performing Verite

Films by the late documentary filmmaker known for founding the influential "direct cinema" movement. At the Ground Floor Lecture Hall. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-842-6941

 
139.  

Exhibit | Through 10/4

Acquisitions of Italian Renaissance Prints: Ideas Made Flesh

A display of some two dozen Renaissance-era prints inspired by major masters of the period. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
140.  

Exhibit | Through 10/4

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye

More than 40 paintings from 1875 through 1882 -- Caillebotte's most impressionistic period -- are displayed, providing a deeper understanding of his character, aesthetic and artistic contributions. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
141.

Exhibit, Book Event | Through 8/2

From the Library: Florentine Publishing in the Renaissance

An exhibition of books from the late 15th century through the early 17th century shows the development of publishing as it relates to the artistic and scholarly community of Florence. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
142.

Exhibit | Through 9/13

The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NGA's photography program, more than 75 works by 26 artists from around the world are displayed. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
143.

Exhibit | 8/3 - 10/2

In the Library: Setting the Scene With Theater Architecture and Set Design

By way of two dozen rare books, this installation tells what went on behind the scenes in 18th- and 19th-century theater. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
144.

Exhibit | Through 3/11/17

Civic Pride: Group Portraits From Amsterdam

Rare depictions by Govert Flinck and Bartholomeus van der Helst of meetings inside the Kloveniersdoelen, the gathering place of one of Amsterdam's three militia companies. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
145.  

Exhibit | Through 10/4

Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566-1638)

The first monographic exhibition on the Dutch painter offers insight into his mannerist style and ability. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
146.

Exhibit | 8/8 - 2/7/16

From the Library: Photobooks After Frank

This exhibition focuses on the role of the photobook and how it shaped photography into a viable fine art. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
147.

Exhibit | Through 3/11/17

Civic Pride: Dutch Group Portraits From Amsterdam

Rare depictions of meetings inside the Kloveniersdoelen, the gathering place of one of Amsterdam's three militia companies, by Govert Flinck and Bartholomeus van der Helst. National Gallery of Art Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC | 202-737-4215

 
148.

Miscellaneous Location

Washington Marina

1300 Maine Ave. SW, Washington, DC | 202-554-0222
 
149.

Bar/Club

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

639 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-347-6666
 
150.

Museum

National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian Institution

Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
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