Tag Archive for: events

The Decatur House's War of 1812 Exhibit Covers D.C. Lore

23 Aug
August 23, 2013 Washington, D.C. is a city rich in history. But with so many momentous occasion having occurred here, it is easy to forget some of this town’s biggest moments. And with all the wonderful monuments and museums, it’s sometime easy to miss other buildings steeped in significance. This weekend, right downtown, there is an opportunity to engage history and a historic building, by visiting one of Washington, D.C.’s most impressive, but less-well known houses that's hosting an exhibit on an most infamous moment in this city’s history. One hundred and ninety-nine years ago, almost to the day, British soldiers burned Washington, D.C. to the ground. It happened the last week of August in 1813, Read more [...]

Unprecedented Putt-Putt at the National Building Museum

08 Aug
August 8, 2013 Miniature golf is one of America’s most quintessential outdoor summer activities. Whether it’s playing putt-putt with family, friends or a significant other, it’s always a wonderful way to spend a warm evening. Washington, D.C. does it differently.  The city’s most popular course this summer isn’t located outdoors. It’s in the middle of a building downtown. And that might be the least unconventional aspect of it. Because at this course, holographs replace water hazards; carpet, plastic and wood are used instead of grass; and traditional curves become unnavigable angles. It’s also a temporary pop-up putt-putt shop, only here until September. So what exactly is it? It’s the Read more [...]

Arts Alive! Puts the Cultural Spotlight on the Suburbs

11 Apr
April 11, 2013 When you live near a metropolis, any talk of the arts has you thinking about the city. It’s where the best museums, galleries, stages and auditoriums tend to be. The suburbs, and especially rural areas are easily dismissed. You shouldn’t do that this weekend, when one of the area’s best gatherings of performers, dancers, painters and many others takes place. It happens out in Manassas, over 30 miles west of D.C. The event is Arts Alive!, Prince William County’s annual showcase of the art and culture they have to offer. Arts Alive! is an all-day affair, running Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. It takes places at the Hylton Center, the county’s gleaming new performance arts center, a building Read more [...]

The Greatest Show on Earth Comes to D.C and Fairfax

20 Mar
March 20, 2013 If you were not in downtown D.C. this past Tuesday night, you missed a very unusual sight. Instead of a snarling line of cars moving down South Capitol Street, like every evening commute, the road was closed off. Parading down, instead of traffic, was a pack of elephants. Yes. Elephants. Which can only mean one thing. The circus is in town. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s traveling extravaganza has come to the District, where, starting Thursday, they will put on nine shows. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is one of the oldest traveling circuses in the world, having formed in 1907. They still travel from city to city in their signature trains, and they pulled into Washington Read more [...]

Free Fun For Film Fans at FotoWeekDC

02 Nov
November 2, 2011 Washington, D.C.’s cultural scene pretty much has it all. From 16th century Renaissance sculptors to 18th century Impressionist paintings to a plethora of modern art, there isn’t much in the art world that’s ignored in this town’s tiny confines. Read more [...]

Labor Day Events Abound In D.C. and Maryland

02 Sep
September 2, 2011 Labor Day is here, and with it comes summer’s last long weekend. While that means fall and winter will soon arrive, it also means there is one last chance to enjoy some summer festivities the city has to offer. This three-day weekend both Maryland and Washington, D.C. are inundated with events that can fill your calendar. Read more [...]

Avery-Hess and The MatchMasters Bring Neighbors Together

30 Sep
September 30, 2009 Our very own Albert Crider and Judy Radvanyi  (aka The MatchMasters®) will be holding an event this Saturday, October 3, 2009 to bring together members of the neighborhood and talk about local Real Estate. Attendees can also take advantage of free on-site paper shredding services and enter a drawing to win tickets to see the Washington Redskins. The event will be held at the Avery-Hess office located at 2301 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22072 this Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 12PM to 3PM. For a more information and a complete list of discussion topics, please click to see the official press release and an event flyer. For more information, contact Judy Radvanyi at 703-405-9456. Visit Read more [...]