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September 2018

The Workroom Gallery Opening

September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Workroom Cooperative, 4301 50th St, NW, Suite 102
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Free

Join local artists Erin Fuge and Caitlin Wheeler, and Founder of The Workroom Cooperative, Sharon Amorosi, as they show their pieces in the new Workroom Cooperative in Spring Valley on Saturday, September 22nd from 6-8pm. Enjoy cocktails and bites while mingling with Workroom members and local entrepreneurs and perusing the newly renovated co-workspace. Erin and Caitlin are both members of the Workroom Cooperative--a new co-work community in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Washington, DC, which also offers childcare for its…

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Art x Arts

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Free

A pop-up art gallery and community mixer, co-hosted by SR/A La Collection and Ascend Institute of Martial Arts. Celebrating art in all it’s forms this one-day pop-up event features all local artists, interactive activities, Jiu Jitsu demonstrations and refreshments. All ages welcome, free.

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Art x Arts

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Free

A pop-up art gallery and community mixer, co-hosted by SR/A La Collection and Ascend Institute of Martial Arts. Celebrating art in all it’s forms this one-day pop-up event features all local artists, interactive activities, Jiu Jitsu demonstrations and refreshments. All ages welcome, free.

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October 2018

FLOS Fall Sale 2018

October 1, 2018 - October 22, 2018
Design Within Reach, 3338 M St. NW
Georgetown, DC 20007 United States
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Free

FLOS, the world-renowned Italian lighting brand, is pleased to announce that from October 1 to October 22, 2018 the company will host their fall season sale online at usa.flos.com and local retailers, 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 the Bellhop Lamp (originally $295, now $250), the IC Lights T1 High (originally $695, now $590), and…

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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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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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