The next two months will be jam-packed with festivals, holidays, and parades. Here are some fun things to do in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia leading up to the holiday season.
For Photography Fans
Nov. 12-20,2016, at various venues throughout the city
A citywide celebration featuring more than 150 exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting the works of local and international photographers. FotoWeekCentral will be located at the National Geographic Museum.
For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
Nov. 11, 2016–June 4, 2017, at the National Museum of the American Indian
Horace Poolaw, a member of the Kiowa tribe in Oklahoma, was a rare photographer who documented American Indian subjects from an insider’s perspective. His work spans 50 years beginning in the mid-1920s.
The Secret Garden
Nov. 15–Dec. 31, 2016, at the Harmon Center for the Arts
Shakespeare Theatre Company presents this beloved tale by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 10-year-old Mary Lennox loses her parents to cholera in India and must go live with her distant uncle in England where she discovers a mysterious walled garden.
November 18 – December 24, 2016 at Arena Stage
Melville’s class tale of Captain Ahab vs. the great white whale comes to life with innovative staging including trapeze and acrobatic work.
For Runners: Thanksgiving Turkey Trots
Would you like to burn extra calories before your Thanksgiving feast? Then perhaps a Turkey Trot is just what you need. Some races are charity fundraisers, whereas some are just for fun. Check them out!
- Washington, D.C.
Cranberry Crawl 5K and 10K
Nov. 19, 2016 – 7:50 a.m. at East Potomac Park Golf Course
15th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger
Nov. 24, 2016 – 9 a.m. at Freedom Plaza
34th Annual Turkey Chase
Nov. 24, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. at 9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda
14th Annual Freeze Your Gizzard 5K Cross Country Race
Nov. 19, 2016 – 9 a.m. at Ida Lee Recreation Center
41st Annual Alexandria Turkey Trot
Nov. 24, 2016 – 9 a.m. at George Washington Middle School
Arlington Turkey Trot – 5K Fun Run/Walk
Nov. 24, 2016 – 8 a.m. at 3020 North Pershing Drive
— McEnearney Associates, “November Events”