Five Things: November 22, 2023



1. There are some great new exhibits at the National Gallery of Art!  Mark Rothko: Paintings on Paper just opened in the East Building this past weekend, and it’s an interesting look at his work in contrast to the big, bold canvasses in the museum’s permanent collection.  And Dorothea Lang: Seeing People showcases portraits by the celebrated photographer.  The NGA is open daily 10am – 5pm and admission is free.


2. In case you missed it yesterday, the annual post with ideas for Where to Play on Thanksgiving Day, pre- or post-feast, was shared yesterday.  And something to note:  It includes a link to a fantastic discount for ICE! at National Harbor!


3.  I just mentioned this in the last Weekend Round-Up (and plenty more times over the years), but it’s worth highlighting again… One of my favorite KFDC Tips to impart because it’s one of my favorite places in DC is that Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown offers free admission to its beautiful, enchanting gardens from November through mid-March. Hours are limited, but you can make a longer day of it with play time at Montrose Park next door, a hike at Dumbarton Oaks Park right behind the gardens, or a bite to eat at one of of the many options in Georgetown. This KFDC post about Dumbarton also has some food recs and this one from earlier KFDC days has more info and scenes.


4. Are you gift shopping for teens this holiday season?  If so, there’s a whole KFDC gift guide with ideas just for them!  And don’t miss some great suggestions for the younger set.


5. Goldstar, the online service that offers discounts on all kinds of entertainment, just launched their Black Friday Sale — and many of the shows recommended in the DC-inspired gift guide are among them!


Bonus: This only happens once a year, so worth a share here.



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