Top Things to Do in November in the Washington, DC Area

by McEnearney on November 1, 2018

The next two months will be jam-packed with autumnal activities and cultural events around the Washington, D.C. area. From festivals and markets to parades and holiday celebrations, there is something with an autumnal flair for any taste.

Grab your hand warmers and your favorite hot beverage and head to one of our top picks of current events and ongoing cultural offerings around the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area in November 2018.

 

Food booth selling traditional Polish street food in Main Square, Kraków at Christmas market.

FESTIVALS: ARTS, FOOD, DRINK & FUN

 

DC Beer Festival – Nationals Park, DC
Saturday, November 3, 12 – 3 p.m. OR 5 – 8 p.m.

LoCo Ale Trail Hangar Fest – Leesburg, VA
Saturday, November 3, 12 – 3 p.m. OR 4 – 7 p.m.

Vola’s Fall Oysterfest – Alexandria, VA
Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

12th Annual Alexandria Film Festival – Alexandria, VA
November 8 – 11

The Emporiyum Food Market – Dock5 at Union Market, Northeast, DC
November 9 – 11

Annual Cask Ale Festival ast Mad Fox Brewing Company – Falls Church, VA
Saturday & Sunday, November 10 – 11

Mount Vernon Colonial Market & Fair – Mount Vernon Estate, VA
November 10 – 12

DC Cocktail Week – various locations
November 12 – 18

Rock the Block, a Culinary Tour of Old Town – Alexandria, VA
Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 9 p.m.

 


Facade of the Smithsonian Castle, Arts and Industries Building,

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

 

National Gallery of Art West Building – “Corot: Women”
Through December 31

National Gallery of Art East Building – “Rachel Whiteread”
Through January 13, 2019

The Phillips Collection – “Nordic Impressions”
Through January 13, 2019

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery – “Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography”
Through January 24, 2019

National Postal Museum – “John Lennon: The Green Album”
Through February 3, 2019

National Building Museum – “Secret Cities”
Through March 3, 2019

Smithsonian American Art Museum – “Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor”
Through March 17, 2019

Hirshhorn Museum – “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse”
November 1, 2018 – April 28, 2019

National Portrait Gallery – “Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today”
November 4, 2018 – August 18, 2019

National Museum of African Art – “Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women”
Through September 29, 2019

National Museum of Natural History – “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas”
November 9, 2018 – 2020

National Museum of Women in the Arts – “Rodarte”
November 10, 2018 – February 10, 2019

 


Kennedy Performing Arts Center in autumn Washington DC

THEATER, DANCE, MUSIC

 

“Beetlejuice: The Musical” – National Theatre
Through November 18

“Anastasia” – Kennedy Center Opera House
Through November 25

“King John” by William Shakespeare – Folger Theatre
Through December 2

“Billy Elliot: The Musical” – Signature Theatre
Through December 6

Ragamala Dance Company: “Written in Water” – Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
November 2 – 3

“Cinderella” – Imagination Stage
November 3, 2018 – January 6, 2019

“Cry It Out” – Studio Theatre
November 14 – December 16

Gil Shaham, Violin & Akira Eguchi, Piano – The Music Center at Strathmore
Thursday, November 15, 8 p.m.

“With a Grateful Heart: A Gospel Thanksgiving” – Duke Ellington School
Sunday, November 18, 4:30 p.m.

“An Inspector Call” – Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harmon Hall
November 20 – December 23

“Indecent” – Arena Stage, The Kreeger Theater
November 23 – December 30

 


Typical Christmas Market stall with natural wooden souvenirs

HOLIDAY SHOPPING & CRAFT SHOWS

November Dates

 

THE DISTRICT

Holiday Bazaar of the Americas – Organization of the American States
Thursday, November 1, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, November 2, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Junior League of Washington 60th Annual Holiday Shops – Dock5 at Union Market
November 16 – 18

Downtown Holiday Market – Centered at 8th and F Streets, NW
November 23 – December 23, 12 – 8 p.m. daily

 

MARYLAND

Strathmore Mansion Museum Shop Holiday Market – North Bethesda
November 8 – 11

Norwegian Christmas Fair – Bethesda, MD
Friday, November 9, 1 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Edgemoor Art and Fine Craft Show – Bethesda, MD
Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Danish Christmas Bazaar – Rockville, MD
Saturday, November 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Maryland Christmas Show – Frederick County Fairgrounds
November 16 – 18 and 23 – 25

Holiday Sugarloaf Crafts Festival – Montgomery County Fairgrounds
November 16 – 18

Montgomery Market Holiday Pop-up – Clarksburg Premium Outlets
Friday & Saturday, November 17 – 18

 

VIRGINIA

25th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market – Dulles Expo Center
November 9 – 11

33rd Annual Holiday Craft Show – Fairfax High School
November 17 – 18

Thanksgiving Art and Craft Show – Vienna Community Center
November 23-25

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