Did you know? Smithsonian museums are open on Thanksgiving (Closed only on Christmas), most museums open from 10am-5:30pm, American Art and NPG in Chinatown from 11:30am-7pm, Free
Have kids? Check out the 2014 Holiday Guide from Kid Friendly DC
Note: While most events have a cover, some are Free or under $10
Smithsonian NMAI presents Numunu Voices in the Wind - Comanche Nation Festival
Learn more about the Comanche Nation, the Oklahoma Plains tribe, at this free four day festival! See the pdf with details here.
The Comanche Nation from Oklahoma presents a four-day festival featuring the culture and heritage of this Plains tribe. The festival includes dance performances, singing, films about the Comanche Code Talkers, shawl-making demonstrations, traditional flute playing, and a Comanche language session. Visitors will be able to meet with Comanche Nation royalty and purchase traditional items including jewelry and art works.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
4th & Independence Ave SW
Metro: L'Enfant Plaza, museum exit
"Decoding the Renaissance" new exhibit on view at the Folger Library
Now - Sunday, March 1
During the Renaissance, the art and science of cryptography came into its own. The advent of printing, development of diplomacy, and creation of postal systems created an obsession with encryption that produced some of the period’s most brilliant inventions, most beautiful books, and most enduring legacies. This exhibition features the best collection ever assembled of early works on codes and ciphers.
201 E Capitol SE
Metro: Capitol South
If you haven't seen The 5x5 Project installations throughout DC many of the Art pieces will be on view thru Dec 6! See a list of art installations and related events here.