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    10 steps to Great Pictures: DC Icons

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    From the monument to the 16th president to the granite wall that bears the names of service members who perished in the Vietnam War, these are the places you'll want to capture when you visit Washington, DC. The Icons are known as the symbols of the Nation's Capital and are instantly recognizable around the world. On this photo tour, see familiar landmarks like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial as you snap must-have shots that define the city and the unique perspectives to showcase your skill and creativity. Become better acquainted with your camera and all of its settings while picking up tips to take the best possible travel photographs. You will leave satisfied, knowing you've just added brilliant photos of some of the most widely recognized national monuments to your portfolio!
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    10 steps to Great Pictures: DC Icons

    National Mall, Washington

    • Enjoy a day of composing and taking beautiful pictures on this historic photography tour
    • Snap photos of icons like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial
    • Learn to take better photos by using all of your camera's buttons and settings
    • Build up your portfolio with stunning photos of some of the most widely recognized national monuments
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    Photography Essentials

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    Wondering what all of "those" buttons on your camera do? You know, the ones that aren't "power" and "shutter"? You paid for 'em, might as well learn what they do! In this photography essentials workshop, you'll learn not only how your camera works, but also about shutter speed, white balance, aperture, and any other setting your camera has. You will also develop a better understanding of the necessary elements of composing good photos such as lighting and angles. As you become more familiar with your camera, follow your guide and expert photographer around the mall to snap photos of DC icons like the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Memorials. Perfect for shutter bugs and history buffs alike!
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    Photography Essentials

    National Mall, Washington

    • Become familiar with your camera's settings while exploring DC with this photography essentials class
    • Learn about the elements of a good photo, including composition, lighting, and angles
    • Figure out the functions of your camera's buttons and how to use them to take better photos
    • Snap great photos of various DC icons and its surrounding beautiful landscapes
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    5 positive reviews
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    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Day)

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    DC is under the scourge of a notorious art thief. As luck would have it, you happen to be a quick-thinking detective with a keen eye for observation. At least for 45 minutes. This interactive experience puts you in a room with a small team of fellow detectives, where you'll need to examine various works of art to locate clues and decipher puzzles using what you've found. If you can successfully complete this challenge, you'll find way into a locked safe, recover the artwork, and capture the culprit. But you've got a limited time frame in which to get the job done, meaning you've not only got to bring your critical thinking skills, but you've also got to work together with the others in the room. The fate of the art world is in your hands! More importantly, you could win a prize.
    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Day)

    720 I St SE, Washington

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive game in which you play a detective trying to capture an art thief
    • Exercise your critical thinking skills to piece together abstract clues in order to solve the mystery
    • Work with a small team to better your odds of completing the task within the allotted time
    • Feel the rush of urgency as you race against the clock to win the game
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    31 positive reviews
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    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Evening)

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    DC is under the scourge of a notorious art thief. As luck would have it, you happen to be a quick-thinking detective with a keen eye for observation. At least for 45 minutes. This interactive experience puts you in a room with a small team of fellow detectives, where you'll need to examine various works of art to locate clues and decipher puzzles using what you've found. If you can successfully complete this challenge, you'll find way into a locked safe, recover the artwork, and capture the culprit. But you've got a limited time frame in which to get the job done, meaning you've not only got to bring your critical thinking skills, but you've also got to work together with the others in the room. The fate of the art world is in your hands! More importantly, you could win a prize.
    Gallery Heist Room Escape (Evening)

    720 I St SE, Washington

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive game in which you play a detective trying to capture an art thief
    • Exercise your critical thinking skills to piece together abstract clues in order to solve the mystery
    • Work with a small team to better your odds of completing the task within the allotted time
    • Feel the rush of urgency as you race against the clock to win the game
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    31 positive reviews
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    Political Room Escape

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    Break into a colleague's office, rummage through his personal effects, and steal whatever intelligence you can find ... Just like a real-life Washington DC politician! This interactive adventure puts you in the role of a political figure attempting to find a copy of an upcoming bill and information on who's behind it. Unfortunately, the document is craftily hidden, so you'll have to piece together clues from around the room to find it. Oh, and the door locked behind you, and you only have 45 minutes to get the job done and escape! You'll need to make full use of your critical thinking skills, and rely on the assistance of your team members, who are trapped in the room along with you. It's do or die. At least for your political career. Get it done, Nixon.
    Political Room Escape

    720 I St SE, Washington

    • Immerse yourself in an interactive game in which you play a politician breaking into an office
    • Exercise your critical thinking skills to piece together abstract clues in order to solve the mystery
    • Work with a small team to better your odds of completing the task within the allotted time
    • Feel the rush of urgency as you race against the clock to win the game
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    31 positive reviews
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    Intro to Kayaking (Key Bridge)

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    Looking to get out on the water, but don't know your aft from your anchor? This intro to kayaking class makes it easy for even the most serious of landlubbers to don a pair of sea legs! During this two hour lesson, a seasoned instructor will introduce you to boating safety, kayaking equipment, and basic strokes and maneuvers to get you going in the right direction. Whether you're a first-time boater looking to get acquainted with the water, or an adventure seeker looking to try a new hobby, this class will have you navigating the water like a pro in no time!
    Intro to Kayaking (Key Bridge)

    3500 Water St NW, Washington

    • Try your hand at a new sport during this fun and exciting kayaking lesson
    • Learn about boating safety, kayaking equipment, and basic strokes and maneuvers from a seasoned instructor
    • Build up the strength and confidence necessary to eventually navigate the water on your own
    • No experience necessary
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    10 positive reviews
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    Kayaking Essentials (Key Bridge)

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    Are you hooked? Caught the kayaking bug, and ready to bring your skills to the next level? This hour and a half class is geared toward the novice paddler who has been in a kayak a time or two but wants to learn more. You will learn efficient stroke techniques to help you paddle faster for greater distances as you improve your ability to maneuver the boat around any obstacles in your way. Review water safety techniques to keep your paddling companions and yourself safe on the river, and practice advanced procedures such as what to do if your boat tips over. Don't let your limited knowledge of kayaking (or lack thereof) keep you from chasing the horizon. The skills you learn in this class will allow you to get out there and explore ASAP!
    Kayaking Essentials (Key Bridge)

    3500 Water St NW, Washington

    • Take your paddling skills to the next level with this novice kayaking class
    • Learn efficient stroke techniques to help you paddle faster for greater distances
    • Improve your ability to maneuver your boat around any obstacles in the way
    • Build up the strength and confidence necessary to explore new horizons on your own
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    10 positive reviews
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    The Magic Duel at The Mayflower

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    When two sleight of hand experts compete for the title of D.C.’s Best Magician the results are hilarious, astonishing, and thoroughly entertaining. Tired of dinner and a movie? Audiences say The Magic Duel is “a perfect birthday night out, date night, girls night out or anything!” First rate snarkists Mark Phillips and Brian Curry battle for the title of Best Magician with audience involvement from start to finish. This show is full of seriously funny magic that will fool you. Badly. Who will win? The audience is judge and jury. This show is a guaranteed amazing night out! It should definitely be some capital entertainment!
    The Magic Duel at The Mayflower

    1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

    • Witness an incredible display of magic as two popular magicians go head to head
    • Marvel at sleight-of-hand feats, card tricks, and other perplexing illusions
    • Decide which illusions the magicians must perform and vote on the winner
    • Enjoy an unforgettable performance that will leave you feeling like a kid
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    3 positive reviews
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