Weekend Warrior: Things to Do in DC, Maryland & Virginia November 13th-15th

Reopening of the Renwick Gallery

November 13-14, 2015, Washington DC.

The Smithsonian museum reopens after an extensive renovation. On Friday, explore the galleries, meet curators Bell and Atkinson, and take tours led by museum docents. On Saturday, attend a free family festival with craft activities, artist demonstrations, musical performances and special tours.

National Harbor Christmas Tree Lighting

November 14, 2015, 5-7 p.m, Waterfront Plaza, National Harbor, MD.

The waterfront community will kick off the holiday season by lighting up the sky with fireworks and a 65ft Christmas tree decorated with 20,000 lights. This is the first of many tree lighting ceremonies across the region. See a guide to Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in DC, MD and VA.

Holiday Craft Shows

Through mid- December.

Find arts and crafts shows ideal for shopping for unique holiday gifts. See a guide to craft shows in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Museum Shop Around at Strathmore

November 12-15, 2015.

Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD. Shop for unique holiday gifts at 16 museum shops under one roof.

FotoWeek DC

November 7-15, 2015.

The annual celebration of photography in Washington, DC, will feature programs including a photo contest and juried exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more.

Artomatic 2015

Through December 12, 2015. Hyattsville, MD.

Love checking out unique art? This one-of-a-kind art extravaganza features a variety paintings, sculpture, photography, music, theater, poetry, dance and workshops by local artists.

College Park Blues Festival

November 14, 2015, 6–11:30 p.m.

Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Avenue, College Park MD. No tickets are required. The event features different blues genres, as well as dancing, vendors, craft beer, and food.

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