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251.

Exhibit | Through 9/30

Sitebound: Photography from the Collection

Works depicting a sense of place, by such artists as Laurel Nakadate, Catherine Opie, Taryn Simon and Thomas Struth. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
252.

Exhibit | Through 9/30

Speculative Forms

Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, this exhibition examines trends in modernist sculpture since the early 20th century. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
253.

Exhibit | Through 12/12

At the Hub of Things

An installation occupying the entire outer ring of the third-level galleries features works by Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Cornell, Hiroshi Sugimoto and others. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden - Smithsonian Institution Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
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Museum

National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
255.

Miscellaneous Event | 1/14/16

To the Mountaintop: The Words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of the civil rights leader, actor Xavier Carnegie performs a program of selections from King's speeches. The all-ages program incorporates live performance, sound clips, photographs and video footage. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
256.

Miscellaneous Event | Through 12/12

New Display: Japanese American Nisei Congressional Gold Medal

The museum will display the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service veterans by the U.S. Congress Nov. 2, 2011. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
257.

Exhibit | 7/6 - 12/7

Inventive Minds

This gallery introduces visitors to the Lemelson Center's efforts to document invention, with brief video interviews and archival materials. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
258.

Exhibit | Through 8/23

Artifact Walls -- The Early Sixties: American Culture

An exhibition celebrating American culture in the early 1960s. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
259.

Exhibit | 7/20 - 12/17

The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990-2015

The exhibition features objects from the national collections that capture the significance and legacy of the ADA through the stories of four people. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
260.

Exhibit | Through 10/4

Mr. Wizard

The Archive Center's first exhibition showcases a selection of personal papers, files and other items belonging to the late Don Herbert (Mr. Wizard). National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC

 
261.

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

 
262.

Exhibit | 7/6 - 12/7

Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910

The era in which the science fiction genre took shape is explored through newspaper hoaxes, works of popular science and novels. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
263.

Exhibit | 7/6 - 12/7

Spark! Lab

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation encourages children ages of 6 to 12 to create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
264.

Exhibit | 7/6 - 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

 
265.

Exhibit | 7/6 - 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

 
266.

Exhibit | 7/6 - 12/7

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project

The almost-4,000-square-foot exhibition space allows visitors to learn how new technologies, like 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

 
267.

Exhibit | Through 8/23

Artifact Walls -- The Early Sixties: American Science

An exhibition celebrating innovation in American science during the early 1960s. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
268.

Exhibit | 7/6 - 12/7

Inventing in America

Presented with support from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the exhibition highlights inventions and innovators. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
269.  

Exhibit | 7/6 - 12/7

American Enterprise

The exhibition explores the interaction between business and innovation, and the creation and continual reinvention of American business and life. National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
270.

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

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

500 Indiana Ave. NW, #6000, Washington, DC
 
272.  

Restaurant | $$$

Graffiato

707 6th St NW., Washington, DC | 202-289-3600
 
273.

Restaurant | $$

La Tasca

(4 locations)
 
274.  

Museum

Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
275.  

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)

Featured in this exhibition are examples of Shanren's works, with a selection of paintings and calligraphy dating from the 1660s through his peak professional years in the 1680s and 1690s. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202.633.4880

 
276.

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Freer and Whistler: Points of Contact

More than a dozen of James McNeill Whistler's paintings from the museum's collection are on display. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC

 
277.

Exhibit | Through 9/6

Seasonal Landscapes in Japanese Screens

The exhibition of screen paintings features landscapes from the 16th and early 17th centuries made using ink painting techniques assimilated from China. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
278.  

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art

To celebrate the Rinpa aesthetic, the exhibition features 37 paintings, ceramics, woodblock-printed books and lacquers by Korin and later artists inspired by the design movement. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
279.

Exhibit | Through 11/2

Fine Impressions: Whistler, Freer and Venice

The exhibition tells the story of how Charles Lang Freer acquired the "Second Venice Set," 26 etchings by James McNeil Whistler. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
280.

Exhibit | Through 1/3/16

Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century

The exhibition features 12 items from the museum's collection that highlight ceramic production during the Yuan dynasty. Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000

 
281.

Exhibit | Through 9/13

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu

Director Abbas Kiarostami pays tribute to Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu with a 74-minute single-screen projection. See all Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu locations Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution (2 locations)

 
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Bar/Club

Jackpot

726 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-628-5225
 
283.

Restaurant | $$

Penn Commons

700 6th Street NW, Washington, DC | 202-905-2999
 
284.

Miscellaneous Location

Warner Building

1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
 
285.

Theater, Music Venue

Warner Theatre

13th and E streets NW, Washington, DC | 202-783-4000
 
286.  

Restaurant | $$$

Oya Restaurant & Lounge

777 9th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-393-1400
 
287.

Miscellaneous Location

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-312-1399
 
288.

Performing Arts | 7/10 - 12/12

Capitol Steps

The comedy group uses music to lampoon the government. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC | 202-312-1555

 

 
289.

Miscellaneous Location

Enid A. Haupt Garden

12th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC | 202-633-1000
 
290.

Museum

Smithsonian Archives of American Art

750 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-633-7940
 
291.

Miscellaneous Location

The City Club of Washington

555 13th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-600-2511
 
292.

Miscellaneous Location

Pennsylvania Avenue Between 12th and 13th Streets NW

Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets NW, Washington, DC
 
293.

Museum

German-American Heritage Museum

719 6th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-467-5000
 
294.

Miscellaneous Location

Bar Method

750 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-347-7999
 
295.  

Restaurant | $$$

Zengo

781 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-393-2929
 
296.  

Restaurant | $$$

Oceanaire Seafood Room

1201 F St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-347-2277
Editors' Picks: Best seafood
 
297.

Restaurant | $

Cosi

(11 locations)
 
298.

Miscellaneous Location

First Trinity Lutheran Church

309 E St., NW, Washington, DC | 202-393-1511
 
299.

Miscellaneous Location

Richard Hunt Sculptures

11th and G streets NW, Washington, DC
 
300.

Miscellaneous Location

Metro Center Station

607 13th St. NW, Washington, DC | 202-637-7000
 
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