1. Have you been to the National Museum of the American Indian lately? This weekend will be a great time to go! On Veteran’s Day, this Friday, November 11, the NMAI is dedicating the National Native American Veterans Memorial, the first national landmark in DC to focus on the contributions of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who have served in the military. Events begin at 2pm with a Native veterans procession that will begin at the museum then make its way along the National Mall (via Jefferson Drive SW, 3rd Street SW, and Madison Drive SW) to the dedication ceremony stage in front of the U.S. Capitol, which will begin at 4pm. Supporters can gather at viewing areas along the procession route. The museum also will be staying open until 8pm on Friday and hosting a full weekend of activities on Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13, in celebration of the event. so, keep the NMAI in mind for your weekend plans — festivals there are always lively with activities for all ages, not to mention the imagiNATIONS activity center is a fantastic space to hang out with kids!
2. The annual KFDC guide to the holiday season around DC was posted on Monday! You’ve likely already seen it, but check it out a again as there have been a few great additions, including Winter City Lights, a brand new area light display; holiday parties at the American Art Museum and DAR; and a holiday show in Annapolis.
3. If you haven’t yet experienced Yayoi Kusama’s One with Eternity at the Hirshhorn, it’s about to get a little easier to do so. Starting today at 12pm, free next-day passes to the exhibit will be released daily at noon on the Hirshhorn website. (Until now, passes have been distributed same day in person, making it tricky to plan,since getting them is not a guarantee.) And in case you hadn’t heard, the exhibit’s run has been extended though spring 2023!
4. This kids movie out on Netflix today sounds like a perfect watch ahead of the World Cup!
5. Something fun from the Washington Post (that might come in handy as election results roll in).