National Geographic Society (NGS)November 25, 2014 10:00 AM
1145 17th Street North West
Washington , DC 20036
Explore the earth and everything in it, past and present -- creatures like the Spinosaurus (the largest predatory dinosaur to ever roam the Earth), artifacts like ancient Peruvian gold jewelry and ritual items, and much more. Whether you live in the area or are visiting D.C. from afar, the National Geographic Museum offers permanent and rotating exhibits that'll keep you riveted. Centrally located downtown, the museum is just a few blocks from the White House and an easy walk from many of the national monuments.
International Spy MuseumNovember 25, 2014 10:00 AM
800 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
From real-life spy gadgets to the stories behind the coolest secret agents in movies, the International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the world of espionage. Upon arrival, you'll be given a secret identity, which you'll use to test your spy skills throughout the experience. Then, you'll explore a series of themed rooms, where you'll hear historic tales, examine artifacts and participate in activities. Get ready for exhibits like "Spies Among Us", which focuses on WWII-era German and Russian spy rings, and "Exquisitely Evil", a tribute to the villains of cinema's most famous spy -- James Bond. "Exquisitely Evil" features more than 100 film artifacts from both old and new Bond movies, plus interactive exhibits that allow you to take over the controls of a villain's lair, brave the depths of a virtual shark tank, play spy vs. spy with other visitors, disarm a missile before time runs out and more.
Chris Duarte is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter from San Antonio, Texas who rose to fame in the 90s after being named by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine as the "Best New Talent" of 1995. He was also listed 4th in the magazine's poll for "Best Blues Guitarist" behind Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King. These resounding proclamations of Duarte's talent quickly placed him amongst the ranks of blues-rock legends, making any of his live performances a "must-see" for blues lovers everywhere.
Based on Charles Dickens' perennial classic novel of the same title, A Christmas Carol has become an iconic Christmas season tradition on stages all around he world. The story follows an ill-mannered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is convinced to change his ways after three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Many critically-acclaimed stage adaptations of Dickens' tale exist, including a monodrama adapted and performed by world-renowned actor Patrick Stewart and a musical.
One of the most prolific artists of the 20th Century, Bob Dylan is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who rose to recognition as a fixture of New York City's folk scene during the 1960s. With politically-charged lyrics and an unconventional approach to folk and pop music, he became an influential figure of the counterculture in the US while he documented the nation's social unrest through his songs. Though he invited criticism by using electronic instruments to create his brand of folk, his revolutionary songwriting style, particularly on the celebrated single "Like A Rolling Stone," and his fearless combinations of rock and roll, blues, gospel, jazz, and traditional folk shaped the nature of popular culture and continues to hold weight in today's protean music world.