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Monday, September 2, 2013

50 Fun Things to Do In DC This September

Looking for interesting things to do in DC this month. This guest post by Lauren Staehle of The DC Spotlight Newspaper offers 50 suggestions. Enjoy. And don't forget to thank the DC Spotlight Newspaper and Lauren if you had a great time at any of these events.

Lauren Staehle
News Writer for The DC Spotlight Newspaper

Calendar of Events 

September 1. Free Community Day at the National Museum for Women in the Arts. 1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005. Information: nmwa.org

September 1. Booth’s Escape Route, All Day Tour. The Smithsonian Associates; tour departs from 550 C Street SW. 8:00am. Information: si.edu

September 1. SPARKLE Queer Open Mic Night. Busboys and Poets. 8:00pm. 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Information: busboysandpoets.com

September 1. Howard Gospel Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir. The Howard Theatre. 1:00pm. 620 T Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Information: thehowardtheatre.com

September 4. Create at the Corcoran Happy Hour: Textile Design: Shibori. The Corcoran Gallery of Art. 6:30-8:30pm. 500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Information: getinvolved.corcoran.org

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September 4. James Bond: Fact Into Fiction (and Back). The International Spy Museum. 10:15am. 800 F Street NW, Washington, DC. Information: si.edu

September 5. Phillips After 5: Ellsworth Kelly’s Colors. The Phillips Collection. 5:00- 8:30pm. 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. Information: phillipscollection.org

September 5-6. Civil War to Civil Rights: The Well Being of a Nation. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Information: claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

September 5-7. Godfrey. The DC Improv. 6:30pm. 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036. Information: dcimprov.com

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September 6. Rock and Roar: An Acoustic Performance by Marc Roberge and Richard On of O.A.R. The National Zoo. 7:00pm.3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008. Information: nationalzoo.si.edu

September 6. 2013 Pacific Miss Asian American Beauty Pageant Final Competition. Music Center at Strathmore. 7:30pm. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Information: Strathmore.org

September 6-October 20. Estelle Parsons in The Velocity of Autumn. The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage. 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. Information: arenastage.org

September 6. Alan Jackson. Merriweather Post Pavilion. 6:00pm. 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD. Information: merriweathermusic.com

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September 7. Inside Media: America’s First Gentlemen. 2:30pm. The Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001. Information: newseum.org

September 7. Exploring the Sky. Rock Creek Park, Military Field. 9:00-10:00pm. 5200 Glover Road NW, Washington, DC 20015. Information: nps.gov/rocr

September 8. Steinway Series: VERGE Ensemble featuring Laurie Hudicek. The American Art Museum. 3:00-4:30pm. 8th and F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. Information: si.edu

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September 9. Mad Women Style: Janie Bryant on Fashion and Character. The Natural History Museum. 7:00pm. 10th andConstitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. Information: si.edu

September 9. Blondie and X. 9:30 Club. 7:00pm. 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC. Information: 930.com

September 10. Fall Out Girl with Panic at the Disco. The Patriot Center. 7:00pm. 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030. Information: patriotcenter.com

September 10. Marc Anthony. The Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 8:00pm. 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182. Information: wolftrap.org
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September 10. Richard Youngs. The Black Cat. 8:00pm.1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Information: blackcatdc.com

September 11. Conservation Clinic: Lunder Conservation Center. The National Portrait Gallery. 9:00-11:00am. Eighth and F Street NW, Washington, DC. Information: npg.si.edu

September 11. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Strathmore Season Preview Concert. Music Center at Strathmore. 8:00pm. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Information: Strathmore.org

September 11. Muse with Cage the Elephant. Verizon Center. 7:00pm. 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. Information: verizoncenter.com

September 12. Men Media Entrepreneurs Summit-Making New Ideas Happen. The National Press Club. 8:30am. 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045. Information: press.org

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September 12. The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture, Genomics and History. The African American History Museum. 8:00am-6:00pm. 1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. Information: nmaahc.si.edu

September 12. Russell Brand. The Warner Theatre. 8:00pm. 513 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. Information: warnertheatredc.com

September 12. Kate Girl. U Street Music Hall. 10:00pm. 1115 U Street NW, Washington, DC. Information: ustreetmusichall.com

September 13. Les Petits Chanteurs (The Little Singers) of Haiti. National Museum of African Art. 12:30-1:30pm. 950 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20560. Information: africa.si.edu

September 13. 11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by 2Deep the Poetess. Busboys and Poets. 11:00pm. 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Information: busboysandpoets.com

September 13. HOB 20th Anniversary Presents Blue October- The Sway Tour. The Fillmore Silver Spring. 7:30pm. 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Information: fillmoresilverspring.com

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September 13-14. The Black Cat 20th Anniversary Party. The Black Cat. 8:00pm. 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Information: blackcatdc.com

September 13-October 22. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds. The National Air and Space Museum. 10:00am-5:30pm. Independence Avenue at 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20560. Information: airandspace.si.edu

September 14. Movie Premiere: Cybornetics: Urban Cyborg. Anacostia Arts Center. 8:00-10:00pm. 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC, 20020. Information: anacostiaartscenter.com

September 14. Central American Family Festival Day. The American Indian Museum. 10:00am-4:00pm. Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Information: si.edu

September 15. An Evening with Graham Nash. The Birchmere Music Hall. 7:30pm. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305. Information: birchmere.com

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September 16. Youth Lagoon. 9:30 Club. 7:00pm. 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC.Information: 930.com

September 16. The Art and Style of Graphic Novels: Panel Discussion. Politics and Prose. 7:00pm. 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005. Information: politics-prose.com

September 18. Civil Rights Superheroine: A Special Evening with John Lewis (Members Only). The Newseum. 7:15pm. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001. Information: newseum.org

September 19. The Pet Shop Girls. Music Center at Strathmore. 8:00pm. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Information: Strathmore.org

September 19. Take 5! Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. The American Art Museum: Kogod Courtyard. 5:00-7:00pm. 8th and F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. Information: si.edu

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September 20. Imagine Dragons. Merriweather Post Pavilion. 6:00pm. 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD. Information: merriweathermusic.com

September 23. An Evening with NATURALLY 7. The Black Cat. 8:00pm. 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Information: blackcatdc.com

September 24. Alejandro Escovedo and Shelby Lynne. The Birchmere Music Hall. 7:30pm. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305. Information: birchmere.com

September 25. Jack Johnson. DAR Constitution Hall. 7:30pm. 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Information: dar.org

September 25. Celebrity Chef Todd Gray Cookbook Dinner at The Fourth Estate. National Press Club’s 4th Estate Restaurant. 6:30pm. 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045. Information: press.org

September 27. Walk the Moon. 9:30 Club. 8:00pm. 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC. Information: 930.com.

September 27. Jimmy Cliff. The Howard Theatre. 8:00pm. 620 T Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Information: thehowardtheatre.com

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September 27-29. Map the World: Music From 13th-15th Century Spain. The Folger Elizabethan Theatre. 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC, 20003. Information: folger.edu

September 27- October 27. The Laramie Project. Ford’s Theatre. 511 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. Information: fordstheatre.org

September 28. Nicholas Sparks in Conversation with NBC Washington’s Angie Goff. 7:00pm. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. 600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Information: sixthandi.org

September 28. On Freedom’s Trail Bus Tour. Anacostia Community Museum. 10:30am-2:00pm. 1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, DC. Information: anacostia.si.edu

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September 28. Wolf Trap Fall Fest: The Barn Party. The Barns at Wolf Trap. 3:30pm. 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182. Information: wolftrap.org

September 28. Laura Bananti. George Mason University Center for the Arts. 8:00pm. 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Information: cfa.gmu.edu

September 29. Fiesta Musical: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The National Zoo. 11:00 – 4:00pm. 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008. Information: nationalzoo.si.edu

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