1. This evening, the National Portrait Gallery is hosting its annual Día de los Muertos celebration. The festival kicks off inside at 5pm with music, dancing, art activities, and a community altar, which will all run until 8pm. And outside from 6:30-8:30pm, artists MasPaz and Guache will project live video artwork on the museum’s G & 9th St facade. ¡Esta fiesta es para todos!
2. Start your holiday shopping early… After a two-year hiatus the International Arts & Crafts Fair has returned to the World Bank headquarters through November 3, 10am – 5pm each day. The public, children included, are welcome to the World Bank main complex for food and holiday shopping. Find clothes, accessories, jewelry, and other unique gifts from all over the world. The event benefits the Margaret McNamara Education Grants, a charitable organization that provides scholarships to women from developing countries.
3. Parents are always looking for new birthday party ideas for their kids, so here’s a cool service to check out: My Tent Parties. Started by a local mom, the parties are kinda like indoor glamping, essentially elevated sleepovers with fun themes and special decorations, plus all the necessary basics, to create magical spaces for kids’ events. Visit the website for details — it sounds wonderful!
4. In the spirit of Día de los Muertos, this Washington Post article about cemeteries, including one of my favorite DC places pictured above, is a great read.
5. It’s November, and here are 12 Happy Things for it.