Fall Into Foggy Bottom Arts!

(photo from the Foggy Bottom Association website)

The neighborhood of Foggy Bottom, D.C. has lots of exciting events planned for the next couple months. From family friendly performances at the Kennedy Center to the intellectual first hand conversations with visiting artists in the nearby downtown areas, there is something for everyone to get involved with in the little neighborhood of Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C!

October 17th – November 4th

As the month of October is ending, and Election Day is quickly approaching, residents of Foggy Bottom should definitely check out On the Campaign Trail showing at the Corcoran College’s Gallery 31, which I reviewed here.  It will be on display until November 4th, and should inspire viewers during our current political time.

Tuesday, October 30th, 7-8pm

For any classic rock fans, the West End Cinema will be screening ‘Charlie Is My Darling’ at the end of October.  The film is being shown in honor of the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary and features concert clips, interviews, and various footage before the band became famous.

October 2nd – November 1st

Shear Madness is a comedy show about a hairstyling salon that has conducted more than 11,000 performances so far.  It takes place in the family Theater at the Kennedy Center of the Performing arts.  If you are looking for two hours of family fun, and hilarious whodunit antics, this is your show!

October 24th – November 4th

For those wanting a little bit of gruesome entertainment after Halloween is over, the Kennedy Center presents a hauntingly beautiful performance by the Washington Ballet in the classic tale Dracula.  The show is 2½ hours of “passion, yearning, cruelty, and sacrifice.”

November 6th, 6pm

What better way to spend your night after voting then heading over to the Kennedy Center’s Grand Foyer to enjoy the Election Night Jam with Jason Moran & The Bandwagon?  Get ready to spend a night in “joyful delirium,” according to the New York Times, and rest your mind of wondering about the presidential election.

November 7th – 18th

Corcoran College is showing the work of the New Media Photojournalism graduate students in the This Is Not a Photo exhibition.  The work is themed around visual news media in our current time.

November 10th – February 24th 

The Corcoran Gallery will be showing the work of photographer Taryn Simon in the exhibition A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII.  This show will include vast amounts of inspiring research and stunning visual imagery.  Don’t miss the chance to see this work displayed so close to Foggy Bottom!

November 17th – December 9th

If you are looking for an educational event that is fun for children, be sure to check out The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg at the Kennedy Center’s family theater.  The production is based on the novel by Rodman Philbrick, and follows a young orphan Homer through his own adventure into the Civil War to save his brother.

November 20th – 25th

Jekyll & Hyde is a musical in the Kennedy Center’s Opera House that is sure to cause excitement.  With members ranging from an American Idol finalist, to a Tony nominee, to a Grammy Award nominee, the audience will surely not be disappointed.

Wednesdays through November 21st, 3-7pm

Fresh Farm Farmer’s Market wants to teach the public more about eating healthy and promoting awareness for environmental issues.  Come out for some fresh food!

If you are into the more food and gardening based arts, check out the Foggy Bottom’s garden committee!

For more events check these places:

Corcoran Events

Foggy Bottom Association

Foggy Bottom’s Twitter

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Kennedy Center Facebook


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