Saturday, November 21st
Billy Jonas @ Jammin’ Java (Vienna, VA)
Check out what we thought about Billy when he visited earlier this year!
Concerts begin with a simple “tuning” of the audience; from there a whimsical trajectory carries listeners through stories of life, love, and triumph over ‘Murphy’s Law.’ Jonas’ original pieces are played on fanciful “industrial re-percussion” instruments made from found objects.
Etiquette and Dining Express @ Hilton Springfield (Springfield, VA)
Lifestyle Finishing School offers a crash course in holiday manners to include dining skills, social expectations, Thank you notes, greeting and introductions, and more. Advance registration is required. 703.203.7852
Fun Family Saturdays: Puzzle Making @ DAR Museum (DC)
Families can color and create their own magnetic puzzles inspired by images from the current exhibition Wedgwood: 250 Years of Artistry and Innovation. Children also get to take home a Wedgwood coloring book. Supplies are limited. Advance registration is requested, but drop-ins are welcomed.
Crime Scene Investigation Workshop @ National Museum of Crime & Punishment (DC)
How do forensic investigators identify their suspects? Learn about the state-of-the-art techniques used by modern law enforcement to match criminals to crimes through impressions left on the scene. Visitors can join a team of experts who guide them through exhibits and lab activities to show them the real science behind the CSI.
Sunday, November 22nd
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure @ National Air and Space Museum (DC)
The 20-minute planetarium show follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. Reserve tickets in advance. 202.633.4629
Corn Husk Dolls @ Rock Creek Park (DC)
Learn how to make this simple and popular 19th-century toy with only a few corn husks and bits of string. Held at Peirce Mill, 2401 Tilden Street, NW (Tilden Street and Beach Drive).
Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts @ The Lyceum (Alexandria, VA)
The exhibition features a collection of Girl Scout uniforms from the 1910s, 1930s, and 1960s; Brownie objects from as early as 1937; and a display of cookie fundraising materials, including a vintage tin, box, and sales poster. Extensive camping and hiking exhibits are highlighted by a tent and official Girl Scout gear including a canteen, collapsible cup, pocket knife, compass flashlight, and even a “sit-upon,” the small padded mat Scouts made themselves. Exploration of Alexandria’s Girl Scout history, drawn from records, photos and oral history, reaches back to the 1930s when the first troop was formed at the St. Agnes School, followed a few years later by one for African American girls through Hopkins House.