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October 2018

Doors Open Baltimore Architecture Tours

October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - October 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm EDT
60+ various locations in Baltimore
Free

An open-house style celebration of the city’s vast and varied architecture. It is a rare opportunity to visit buildings that typically are not open or free to the public. Family and kid-friendly activities are planned at certain tour stops, including the Under Ground Science Space, Baltimore Museum of Industry and the Walter’s Art Museum. Guided tours will be also be offered including a bus tour and bike tour, along with expert tours of some of Baltimore’s most stunning interiors. Yelp…

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21st Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Bethesda Row, 4841 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda MD, 20814
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Free

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is recognized as one of the top fine arts festivals in the United States. For two days, the streets of downtown Bethesda are transformed into an outdoor gallery of arts and crafts. Over 190 selected artists will showcase their museum quality works of all different types, including: ceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and 2D and 3D mixed media. The event is held rain or shine. Bethesda Row…

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21st Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Bethesda Row, 4841 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda MD, 20814
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Free

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is recognized as one of the top fine arts festivals in the United States. For two days, the streets of downtown Bethesda are transformed into an outdoor gallery of arts and crafts. Over 190 selected artists will showcase their museum quality works of all different types, including: ceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and 2D and 3D mixed media. The event is held rain or shine. Bethesda Row…

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November 2018

Georgetown Design District Fall Days of Design

November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Georgetown Design District, Cady's Alley, near 3314 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Free

Join the Georgetown Design District for Fall Days of Design, Nov. 1-3, 2018 -- three days of interior design events at 15+ stores and showrooms in Georgetown. The event will officially kick off with a Days of Design Cocktail Crawl on Thursday, November 1 from 5 pm – 8 pm. Stop in the participating showrooms for sips and bites as you shop! Beginning Thursday, attendees are also invited to pick up an event passport at one of the participating showrooms…

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Exclusive Designer Preview and Annie Selke Sneak Peek Event-The Tile Shop (Rockville, MD)

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Tile Shop-Rockville, MD, 15142 Frederick Rd
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Free

Please join us for an Exclusive Designer Preview and Annie Selke Collection Preview Event. Enjoy light appetizers and refreshments while Rob Grosskopf, The Tile Shop's international buyer, presents an exclusive preview of our new tile collections and designer product lines to a select group of industry leaders. You’ll also have the opportunity to be one of the first to get a look at the upcoming Annie Selke for The Tile Shop collaboration. Debuting in stores in early 2019, this collection…

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Talk and Book Signing – Walkable City Rules

November 2, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$10 – $20

Join urban and architectural designer Jeff Speck, popular author and TED Talk presenter, for an illustrated tour through recent projects featured in his new book Walkable City Rules, 101 Steps to Making Better Places (Island Press, 2018). Speck hopes the book will be a resource that inspires cities and citizens to usher in a new era of street life in America. Following the talk, Speck signs copies of the book, available for purchase in the Museum Shop and online.

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Talk – 1968-2018: DC’s Urban Development

November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$10 – $20

Hear George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy professor Leah Brooks discuss the economic impact of the 1968 riots on retail properties in Washington, D.C. The city sustained substantial damage along the 14th St. NW, 7th St. NW, and H St. NE commercial corridors—now some of the most active retail areas in the city. Through maps and data analytics, Brooks explores how, when, and why these areas evolved from the ashes of the uprisings over the past half-century and…

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Exhibition Opening – Flickering Treasures

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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General Admission

This exhibition explores the architectural and social history of movie theaters in Baltimore from 1896 to the present. Photographs by award-winning Baltimore Sun photojournalist Amy Davis are joined by historic images, theater ephemera, furnishings, and architectural fragments to evoke memories of moviegoing and illuminate themes of loss and preservation.

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Too Big: Rebuild by Design’s Transformative Response to Climate Change

November 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

Get the inside story of Rebuild by Design, the federal response devised to make coastal cities more resilient in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Henk Ovink, Dutch special envoy for International Water Affairs and principal for the Obama Administration’s effort, explains the innovative process he led, which was focused on building coalitions and running an intense international design effort. Following the talk, Ovink signs copies of Too Big (2018, nai010 publishers), available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

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December 2018

The Future of the Secret Cities

December 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$10 – $20

Find out how the U.S. government and its contractors are preparing for the next 75 years at Los Alamos, New Mexico, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Hanford, Washington and other sites built during World War II for the Manhattan Project. Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, (invited), David Klaus, formerly of the US Department of Energy, and Peggy McCullough, general manager, Bechtel, discuss efforts under way to modernize these sites, continue their breakthrough scientific discoveries, and clean the by-products…

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No Neutral Built Environments

December 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$10 – $20

Hear author Sarah Williams Goldhagen discuss how recent advances in neuroscience and environmental psychology posit that there are no neutral built environments—but, rather, ones that either positively or negatively impact our daily lives. She argues that new understanding of human perception and cognition makes it urgent that we rethink the role of built environment design in everyday life as an issue of social justice and public health. Following the talk, Goldhagen signs copies of her book Welcome to Your World…

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Second Annual Light Up The Season

December 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Light Up The Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National to be held on at Four Season’s Hotel in Washington, DC. It is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. This event highlights collaborations between Children’s National patients and notable area designers and artists - 23 in all from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, see list below and in attached press release. Together, they will create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths, menorahs and…

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1968: Shaping the District’s Future

December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

Close out this 50th anniversary year with talks and activities presented by the 1968/2018 Collaborative, a group of organizations and people engaged in programming related to D.C. in 1968. Hear from featured speaker Phil Portlock, a photographer, writer, documentary producer, social justice activist, historian, and native Washingtonian. Throughout the afternoon, consider how the events of 1968 shaped the District and how they will continue to as you engage with staff from the Museum, National Park Service, the Historical Society of…

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January 2019

D. Porthault Semi-Annual Sale

January 21 @ 10:00 am - January 26 @ 6:00 pm EST

Our semi-annual sale starts soon! 20-80% off select products starting Monday, January 21st! VISIT OUR STORE at 470 Park Avenue @ 58th Street opening at 10AM EST SHOP ONLINE starting at 9AM EST CALL US at 212.688.1660 starting at 9AM EST Limited quantities are available and all sales are final.

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February 2019

REMODELING + DESIGN SEMINARS

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Sun Design Remodeling – Corporate Office, 5795B Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, VA 22015 United States
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Are you and your family enjoying the most from your home? Learn how your neighbors are modifying their homes for a better quality of life through our remodeling + design seminars. Join us THIS SATURDAY, February 9th to learn about how design-build remodeling works for a whole home remodel, kitchen remodeling project or custom bathroom design – lunch will be included! Seminars: - Opening Up Your Floorplan - Thriving in Place: Planning Ahead - 10 Tips When Hiring a Design-Build…

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Our Collections Tour

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

Learn about the artifacts under the National Building Museum’s care, some we collect— such as the Washington National Cathedral Construction Archives Collection, the Raymond Kaskey Monumental Art Collection, and the Architectural Toy Collection—and some we borrow, including the artifacts seen in the Museum’s latest exhibition, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes tour, get a sneak peek at our newest acquisitions, and love our collection as much as we do. Space is limited to 45 people.

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Thos. Moser Announces President’s Weekend Inventory Sale February 16-18 with Up to 60% Off

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm EST
Thos. Moser Washington, DC Showroom, 1028 33rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Free

Thos. Moser’s Washington, DC Showroom is holding an inventory sale during the upcoming President’s Weekend featuring more than 100 floor samples with up to 60% off. Substantial savings on dining room sets, stools, lounge chairs, bedroom sets, office furniture, and more. This offer is valid in the DC Showroom only. Visit Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, February 17 from 12-5 p.m., and Monday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to take advantage of…

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Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. Opening Night

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$15 – $35

$25 Member | $15 Student | $35 Non-member Ages 21 and over. Join architects, designers, filmmakers, and design enthusiasts at an opening event that features a screening of Frank Gehry: Building Justice (2018). Enjoy food and drink for purchase, including a signature cocktail, and celebrate the power of architecture and design through film.

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Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C.

February 22 - February 24
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$10 – $15

$12 Members | $10 Students | $15 Non-members View over 35 feature length and short films, including Leaning Out (2018), Barbara Stauffacher: Visions Not Previously Seen (2018), and the D.C. premiere of Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light (2018), photographed here. Full schedule available to view at go.nbm.org/ADFF.

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March 2019

FLOS Offers 15% Discount during Spring Season Sale

March 4 - March 21
Volt and Watt, 2201 WISCONSIN AVE NW
Washington DC, DC 20007 United States
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Free

FLOS, the world-renowned Italian lighting brand, is pleased to announce that from March 4th to March 21st the company will host their spring season sale at participating dealers, offering 15% off their decorative collection, excluding replacement parts. This is a great opportunity to own some of the world’s most distinguished lighting fixtures for below retail value. Sale items include lamps from the Gaku collection (originally $279, now $237), the Snoopy Green table lamp (originally $1,495, now $1,271), and Wirering (originally…

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Ligne Roset to Host Semiannual Sale

March 12 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Ligne Roset, 2201 Wisconsin Avenue N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20007 United States
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Ligne Roset, the renowned French furniture and lifestyle brand, is offering 15% off its entire collection March 8-19, 2019, at all retail locations in North and South America and online with code VIP19. This is a great opportunity to own beautifully made luxe furnishings including sofas, dining tables, lighting, home accessories, and more for below retail value. Sale items include the Chrome Bell hanging lamp by Patrick Zulauf, originally from $610, sale price from $519; the Good Morning pedestal table…

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