Things to do in Washington DC This Weekend

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    DC National Gallery of Art Tour

    Deconstruct your understanding of what an art tour ought to be. This romp through the National Gallery of Art will take all notions of sophistication, and distort them like a fragmented, non-rectilinear shape. You’ll be introduced to some of the most famous pieces of gallery art in the world alongside a guide who is equal parts insight and whimsy. That means interaction, a lot of gossip, and a pace that doesn’t give you time to rub your chin thoughtfully while pretending to be lost in thought. You’ll play games along the way, acting out paintings, and maybe participating in a scavenger hunt. The tour is littered with facts and stories about the paintings and their artists, stripping away all of the pretension and getting to know them in a more human light. Finally, an art tour with some color.
    DC National Gallery of Art Tour

    6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington

    • Explore the National Gallery of Art on an unorthodox tour filled with humor and games
    • Get to know some of the most revered works of art and artists the world has ever known
    • Learn from a highly knowledgeable guide who will keep you laughing and moving at the same time
    • Expand your appreciation and understanding of art, while letting your eccentric side out to play
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    DC After Dark

    Washington DC is home to an incredible amount of awe inspiring national memorials it’s tough to see them all. That’s why DC After Dark is the perfect tour. You’ll get the full Washington DC experience from the comfort of a large coach bus. You’ll get see all of the famous memorials like the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and Iwo-Jima Memorials on foot for up-close exploration. Stop at the White House where and feel free take a bunch of pictures, before heading off to the reflecting pool and more! Everything will look even more majestic and stoic, lit up against the dark night sky. Come see the structural odes to some of our Nation’s greatest heroes and events like never before.
    DC After Dark

    40 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC

    • Explore Washington DC’s most prestigious and popular sites
    • Take in the magnificent views of many national memorials while your guide recounts the history of the structures
    • Experience the beauty of Washington DC lit up at night
    • Ride in comfort and style in a large, open-top, coach bus
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    Escape the Oval Office

    The Oval Office -- It’s hallowed ground. innumerable amount of powerful people and politicians have been inside, but you’ll do anything to get out! Get the experience of a television game show as you are locked into a room replicated after the presidential office. You and your teammates will have use your problem solving skills to solve the puzzles and uncover the clues. You’ll have to solve the mystery and escape before your one hour is up. Don’t let the suspense get to you! Get out of your house and make a thrilling escape from the White House.
    Escape the Oval Office

    B, 1322 H St NE, Washington

    • Use your sharp wits and intellect to escape the Oval Office
    • Follow the clues and solve the tricky, challenging puzzles
    • Practice your leadership skills and use teamwork to get your group out in time
    • Race against the clock in fun, interactive excursion
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    Pick and Paint Pottery

    Express your creativity with friends or family with this Pick and Paint activity. As the name implies, you’ll pick out a piece of unfinished pottery and decorate your piece in a unique and creative way. There are over 300 beautiful and functional pieces to choose from that feature food safe finishes. Over 100 paints and glazes as well as stickers, stencils and tools will ensure that your piece comes out exactly as you want. Once you’re happy with the decoration of your piece, it will be fired and glazed for a smooth, gleaming finish. Whether you’re painting for yourself or a creating a heartfelt gift, you’re sure to enjoy expressing your creativity in this well-equipped studio.
    Pick and Paint Pottery

    11215 Lee Hwy, Fairfax

    • Decorate an unfinished piece of pottery with paints, glazes and stencils
    • Choose from a huge selection of functional and food safe pieces
    • Create a beautiful masterpiece with the help of studio staff
    • Express your creativity while creating a heartfelt gift or functional decoration for your own home
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    2 positive reviews
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    Ghosts of Georgetown

    Among the historic streets, manicured gardens and Victorian row houses of D.C.’s finest neighborhood lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt these streets…if you dare. Learn the stories of eerie coincidences, curses, and scenes from the scariest movies as your expert local guide shares with you the darker side of the history of this pre-revolutionary town. Who knows? If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even make a few “friends” along the way...and we’re not talking about fellow tour-goers. Muahahaha!
    Ghosts of Georgetown

    3051 M St NW, Washington

    • Hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt the streets of Georgetown on a guided walking tour
    • Learn the stories of eerie coincidences, curses, and scenes from the scariest movies
    • Experience the darker side of the history of this pre-revolutionary town following your expert local guide
    • This tour includes more humor than screams, and is fun for all ages
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    11 positive reviews
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    Improv Class

    Some are born funny and some, well, have to work at it. But that’s the thing -- you don’t have to be born funny to be funny; the art of humor can be learned! And improv can be a big help. Improv will teach you how to stimulate your imagination with theater games and exercises. Allow your creativity to run wild in this supportive environment. Learn techniques that help you express yourself using your own experiences, point of view, and knowledge. You’ll improve your public speaking skills by gaining confidence to express your ideas in front of others. Get in touch with the artist within, develop acting skills, learn communication techniques, but most importantly, have fun!
    Improv Class

    9101 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda

    • Explore your creativity and learn techniques to express yourself with improv
    • Learn public speaking skills useful in real life situations
    • Cultivate your imagination in a supportive and welcoming environment
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Terrapin Sky Challenge Course

    This all inclusive value package offers you a zipline, ropes course, climbing tower, and giant swing. Try all three levels and nineteen elements of the high ropes course. Push yourself to the limit at the climbing tower. Scream with delight as you glide down a 330-foot zip line. Experience twice the force of gravity on an incredible giant swing as you soar back and forth through the air. The course is yours for four hours so if you finish quickly, your guide will keep the fun rolling by offering up unique trials for you to complete. Are you up to the challenge?
    Terrapin Sky Challenge Course

    8600 Foundry St, Savage

    • Challenge yourself to the ultimate sky course
    • Complete various courses including the climbing tower, zip line, and high ropes
    • Soar almost 40 feet in the air on a giant swing
    • Take your love of adventure to thrilling new heights
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    Wedding Dance Workshop

    Ah, the first dance as a couple, one of the most memorable moments of your entire wedding! Make it a good one by enrolling in this Dance-at-Your-Wedding workshop, where you’ll learn the basics of several traditional dances, including Ballroom, Latin, and Swing. Receive private coaching on the best and most fun ways to enter and exit the dance floor with flare, something you'll use long after your wedding! This complete program will ensure you feel completely comfortable by on your wedding day, with a knock-out performance that is easy enough for your level of experience. And don’t forget the fun you’ll have comfortably dancing with your family members and friends!
    Wedding Dance Workshop

    2201 P St NW, Washington

    • Enroll in this wedding dance workshop to feel confident during your first dance as a couple
    • Learn the basic footwork of various styles of dance, including Ballroom, Latin, and Swing
    • Receive private coaching on the best and most fun ways to enter and exit the dance floor
    • Enroll with your friends, family, or wedding party so they can celebrate this important event with you
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    3 positive reviews
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    Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

    Explore one of DC’s most historically and architecturally unique towns, which has prospered for over two hundred years, in the most delicious way possible -- with this guided walking food tour! Experience and learn about Old Town Alexandria’s significance throughout the history of our country as you stroll through streets lined with stately mansions, charming row houses, and lush trees, encapsulating three centuries worth of charm. Stop to sample specially made dishes and discover off the beaten path locally owned and operated restaurants with your in-the-know guide. After enjoying treats ranging from handmade artisan bread, all the way to famous 135 year old Jelly cake, you will be able to truly appreciate the heritage, history, and local food in Old Town Alexandria! Other specialities may include fresh seafood and brewed tea. Begin your journey today!
    Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

    Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria

    • Explore one of DC’s most historically and architecturally unique towns on a guided walking tour
    • Uncover and learn about Old Town Alexandria’s significance throughout the history of our country.
    • Stop to sample specially made dishes from locally owned and operated restaurants
    • Enjoy treats ranging from artisanal handmade bread to Old Town’s 135 year old Jelly cake
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    Capitol Hill Culinary Experience

    Embark on a fascinating and informative guided walking food tour of Capitol Hill, a 200 year old melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, and religions! The country's largest Victorian neighborhood has been the home to laborers, craftsmen, and members of Congress alike. Here, you’ll enjoy a series of dishes from restaurants and shops nestled in quaint row houses, clustered down barracks row, and located inside the district's longest running market. Sample delicious bites, which may include 18th Century inspired Anglo-Indian cuisine, award winning Soul Food, as well as handmade pastas from a critically acclaimed Italian restaurant. After finishing on a sweet note with regional American desserts from the area’s newest neighborhood, venture into the town John Philip Sousa and J. Edgar Hoover called home, and where Roberta Flack started her career. After this tour, you’ll fully appreciate the unique heritage, history, and local food Capitol Hill has to offer!
    Capitol Hill Culinary Experience

    Capitol Hill, Washington

    • Experience 200 years of history and culinary delights on a guided walking food tour of Capitol Hill
    • Visit the country's largest Victorian neighborhood, home to craftsmen and members of Congress alike
    • Sample delicious bites of food, like handmade pastas from a critically acclaimed Italian restaurant
    • Venture into the town John Philip Sousa and J. Edgar Hoover called home
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    3 positive reviews

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