November Events

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Image credit McEnearney Associates

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

FotoWeekDC
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.

For Theater-Goers

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.

Moby Dick
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

  • Maryland

34th Annual Turkey Chase
Nov. 24, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. at 9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda

  • Virginia

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”

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