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About Washington DC
On July 16, 1790, as outlined in the United States Constitution, America?s founding fathers declared Washington, D.C. its nation?s capital. The east coast site was selected in part for the convenience of the Potomac River, which then included two port towns vital to the tobacco and wheat trade industries, and as a compromise between the northern and southern states. Since its conception, the District of Columbia has been the hub of political upheaval, racism, war, power struggles, national identity crises and more. It wasn?t until the early 1900s that DC became a fully developed monumental city, with plans to erect the numerous memorials and tributes that are evident today. Slightly fewer than 600,000 people actually reside in The District, though the population swells with nearly 15 million travelers annually to visit such attractions as the Washington Monument, Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool, FDR Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Other fascinating hot spots include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the National Archives, and of course, the White House. In addition, the metropolis is home to numerous restaurants serving cuisine from countless nationalities, more than 40 performing arts and theater venues and four professional sporting venues.
Events in Washington DC
Municipal Waste with NAILS, Macabre, Shitfucker
at 930 Night Club
at National Theatre Washington, D.C.
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.
The Night(s) Before Christmas w/ Hardywood Park GBS
As Christmas nears, we invite you to get in the holiday spirit with one of our favorite winter brews, Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout.
A Gospel Christmas at the Cathedral
at Washington National Cathedral
Celebrate the joyful Christmas story through Scripture and song, led by the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choir and the Washington National Cathedral Band.
Ruse de Guerre at Rock & Roll Hotel
at Rock And Roll Hotel
Ruse de Guerre is very honored to return to the Rock & Roll Hotel on December 29th! Joining them will be the incredibly talented bands: Castle of Genre, XK Scenario, and The Firnats! 7pm Doors // 8pm Show $12 Adv // $15 Day Of Tickets Available Now!
Moving Mindfully into the New Year
at Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage
Looking for a way to reflect on the year that has past and move mindfully into the year to come? Join us for this afternoon retreat as we explore ways to take stock of the old year while looking forward to the new.
2018 New Years Eve The Czech Way
at Bistro Bohem
Bistro Bohem invites you to come celebrate the New Year the Czech way! We've got plenty of Becherovka, Slivovitz, Champagne, and a whole host of Czech beers (draft Pilsner Urquell, Krusovice)! Glass of Champagne at midnight is on us!
2018 New Year's Eve Celebration at Mari Vanna DC Restaurant!
at Mari Vanna Washington DC
2018 New Year's Eve Celebration in Washington D.C.
Back To The Future II - A New Year's Eve Retro Gala
On New Year's Eve, Decades is delivering the ultimate New Year's Eve experience.
New Year's Eve Blowout! at Rock & Roll Hotel
at Rock And Roll Hotel
Time to leave 2017 behind and introduce ourselves to the BRAND NEW 2018! Celebrate this momentous occasion at DC’s famous Rock & Roll Hotel New Year’s Eve Bash. Each ticket grants you full access to:
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Walter E. Washington Convention Center