Things To Do In Washington, D. C.

$32 for Two Holiday Scavenger Hunt Tickets from Things To Do on Saturday, December 6 ($50 Value)

Things To Do

Ollies Trolley Restaurant

Join a team and race against the clock to conquer challenges all over town and be the first group to make it back vicroriously

$50 $32

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$9 for Entry to 2014 DC Santa Crawl on Saturday, December 13 ($15 Value)

Project DC Events

Multiple Locations

Revelers dress up in holiday attire or other fun festive wear and visit 17+ Dupont Circle bars to enjoy drink and food specials

$15 $9

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Find Inner Calm with a Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

Meditation Workshop

Dupont Circle

Klia Bassing leads seated and walking meditations, and imparts exercises for incorporating mindfulness into students’ lives

$55

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$25 for One Smithsonian Holiday Festival Entertainment Pack Pass, December 6–7 ($90 Value)

Smithsonian Institution

Multiple Locations

Make the most of the Holiday Festival with a pass to IMAX theaters, Planetarium shows, and Simulator rides

$90 $25

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Museum Visits for Two or Four Adults or StoryTime for Two Children at The Kreeger Museum (50% Off)

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

$20 $12

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Build Your Own Terrarium with Succulents

Terrarium Making Class

Washington

Follow along with expert DIYer Holley Simmons as she shows you how to make your own beautiful terrarium with succulents, rocks, and moss

$50

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"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting" at Anacostia Theatre, December 5–6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting"

Anacostia Theatre

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Family drama touches on the conflicts between a woman, her mother, and her fiance that surface during the holidays

$90.93 $46

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The Sweet Spot DC: Naughty Office Party at Ibiza on Saturday, December 20, at 6 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot DC: Naughty Office Party

Ibiza

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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Winter-Themed VIP Bar Crawl with Drink and Mug for Two or Four from Snow Day Bar Crawl (Up to 41% Off)

Snow Day Bar Crawl

BlackFinn Saloon

Wintry bar crawl explores eight downtown bars, including Front Page, Black Finn, and Irish Whiskey, complete with a commemorative mug

$44 $26

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Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

$24 $13

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Local Wine Tasting Event for One or Two from EventGeekUSA on Saturday, January 31, at 4 p.m. (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Columbia Heights

Taste five red and white wines from storied Maryland and Virginia vineyards, then enjoy a full glass of your choice with snacks

$149 $39

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Wax-Museum Visit for One or Two at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. (Up to 45% Off)

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

MADAME TUSSAUDS

Stand face-to-face with wax-made cultural figures, sports stars, and all 44 US presidents

$22.79 $13

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$49 for a Standard Bike Tune-up at Bike and Roll ($95 Value)

Bike and Roll DC

H Street - NoMa

Mechanics keep bikes running smoothly with standard tune-up that includes adjustments of brakes, derailleurs, and bearings

$95 $49

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Go Gallery-Hopping with a Contemporary Art Collector

Gallery Tour with a Contemporary Art Collector

Logan Circle - Shaw

Explore D.C.’s top art galleries with Laura Roulet, who teaches you how to evaluate a collection and become an art-scene insider

$25

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Guided Tour for Two or Four of President Lincoln's Cottage (Up to 50% Off)

President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington

Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

$30 $16

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10 Zumba Classes from No Obesity Family Fitness, LLC (64% Off)

No Obesity Family Fitness, Llc

Washington

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $18

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Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 59% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

$99 $41

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$19 for Five Pints of Beer at Bardo Brewpub ($40 Value)

Bardo Brewpub

Washington

Brothers’ brewpub boasts 13 self-crafted beers on tap, including Marion Berry Ale, Zeus IPA, Imperial Chuck Brown Ale, Sour Mash, and DREMO

$40 $19

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a DC Bar Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 80% Off)

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The Atlas Room

Drink craft beer and cocktails at four to five bars while dressed according to a playful theme

$49 $19

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Considered to be the country's only public museum devoted to the history of global espionage, the International Spy Museum teems with multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and educational events. Filled with low-lit halls and mysterious doors, the museum backs up its exhibits with experience; many of its board members, staff, and speakers are former spies. Executive Director Peter Earnest, for one, spent more than 35 years in the CIA and its National Clandestine Service; frequent speaker Oleg Kalugin once held a position as major general of the KGB. Through special talks and an array of exhibits, the group reveals several hundred years of spy techniques and gadgetry, showcases connections between real spies and pop culture, and draws from international backgrounds to grant a global perspective.

In the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit, visitors explore the most memorable villains from throughout the James Bond film series, discovering the role the series played in shaping public perception of spying and exploring how the villains changed to reflect their times. Featuring over 110 movie and historic artifacts, a series galleries allows visitors to learn about the wide variety of evildoers from many perspectives. For an additional charge, guests can opt to embark on a simulated covert mission entirely based on real intelligence case files in Operation Spy, a one-hour interactive exhibit during which participants ride in simulated truck beds and use video surveillance to find leaked nuclear-trigger technology in a fictional country.

800 F Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

In June 2010, after a late-night session of painting, drinking, and generally rousting about with a group of friends, magazine editor Michael M. Clements found himself pondering an unshakeable question: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this at a bar?” The seeds of ArtJamz sprouted almost immediately into a traveling party, where the caterers brought not only beer and wine but also all-you-can-paint palettes, for-sale blank canvases, and invaluable artistic expertise. In the two years since that fateful, paint-spattered night, ArtJamz has become a citywide phenomenon, organizing collaborative events with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally realizing the founding fathers’ vision of a tie-dyed capitol building.

Although these creative enablers still operate pop-up events at galleries and retail spaces across D.C., the brand-new, 1,800-square-foot permanent studio in Dupont Circle has an open-house policy to enable paint parties seven days a week. Freestyle paint sessions and classes are offered, charging separatley for studio time, canvas, and drinks. Day hours keep artists aged 5–18 in mind, whereas nightly sessions feature beer, wine, and creative cocktails for the 21+ set. More than 32 distinct colors await inspired brushes, and the walls of the cozy venue are fair game for a fresh coat. A trained staff is always on hand to offer advice if needed or requested, and to make sure nobody loses an ear.

1728 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

In lieu of buns, Duffy's Irish Restaurant & Pub's Monster Burger earns its name by piling bacon, grilled onions, and a half-pound burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The Washington Post profiled the beastly eat and its “calories-be-damned goodness” in its This Thing You Should Try series. Those with tamer appetites assemble less daunting burgers with a beef or homemade black bean patty served on a white or whole grain Kaiser roll. Along with burgers, Duffy's culinary team crafts casual dishes such as mushrooms fried in peanut oil, vegan pasta tossed with homemade tomato sauce, and seven wing varieties voted the city's best in 2012 by readers of Washington City Paper.

Along with the menu of daily grub, Duffy's staff supplies discounted drinks and quesadillas at weekday happy hours and hosts brain-teasing pub trivia challenges every Wednesday night. 12 flat-screen TVs throughout the bar stay tuned to the latest Florida Gators and Green Bay Packers games, a more thrilling alternative to watching looped footage of an actual gator attacking a defenseless cheese wheel. In addition to front of the house entertainment, Duffy's accommodates private soirees with a back room equipped with more flat-screens, skeeball, darts, and an internet jukebox.

2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Property Location
A stay at The Dupont Circle Hotel places you in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Foundry Gallery and Christian Heurich House. This 4-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Lincoln Memorial.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 327 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Windows open for fresh air and city views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness facility or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and concierge services.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Washington? This hotel has 9000 square feet (836 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

1 Dupont Circle Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

“A synthetic turf-covered love letter to Washington.” That’s what Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post had to say about H Street Country Club after visiting the nearly 7,000-square-foot bar at the heart of the Atlas District. Yet Hahn wasn’t talking about the eatery’s decadent food; he was commenting on the space's devilishly tricky indoor golf course. During each nine-hole outing—for adults 21+—putters encounter the Lincoln Theatre, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and the titanic grasping hands of a half-submerged Marion Barry. As if a trip to the links wasn’t enough to work up an appetite, the entire first floor of H Street tempts gamers with skee-ball, shuffleboard, and wall-vs-human staring contests—all within an arm’s reach of margaritas, mojitos, and other specialty drinks.

Upstairs, a glass panel filled with retired golf balls gazes out over artist and contributing decorator Lee T. Wheeler’s talents, which alight upon everything from the sculptures crafted from repurposed birdhouses to the bar’s cushy lounge seating. The design sets the stage for executive chef Pablo Cardoso’s upscale take on classic Mexican food, with tables welcoming grilled skirt steak splayed over "cowboy" beans, a half chicken paired with yuca, and fajitas stuffed with still-sizzling shrimp. For dessert, the chef stuffs crisp empanadas with sweet mangoes, topping the confection with creamy ice cream and a note to get out of gym class for a week.

1335 H St NE
Washington,
DC
US

William Wilson Corcoran believed in American artists at a time when most collectors bought only European paintings. The financier-turned-philanthropist made friends with masters such as Thomas Doughty and George Inness, bought what interested him, and even opened up his home twice a week so the public could view his collection. And that practice was the seed which grew into the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The formal location opened in 1874 with 98 paintings and sculptures from Corcoran's personal collection. Today, that collection exceeds 16,000.

The focus on 18th- to 20th-century American artists such as Mary Cassatt and Andy Warhol remains—but that doesn't mean the gallery has blinders on. It also holds works by European luminaries such as Pablo Picasso and Edgar Degas. The collection even extends into decorative art such as the Salon Doré, an 18th-century French period room once housed in Paris's Hôtel de Clermont.

In the same way the Corcoran Gallery extends beyond American art, it pushes its purpose beyond simply displaying masterpieces. Year-round events include lectures from prominent critics as well as live performances and wine mixers. The Corcoran even nurtures the next generation of talent with after-school and weekend classes that teach students how to draw everything from landscapes to landscapes covered with bowls of fruit.

500 17th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

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