When people think of Washington, DC., they often think of our nation’s capital. While our area is filled with great political opportunities and a rich political history, DC is a great place even for those who may not be as involved in politics. We have an assortment of fun events happening in September in our area, some of them with political connections and some without. If you are looking for something to do as the weather starts to cool down, consider these four events.
Investigation: Detective McDevitt
When: Now through October 2019 Where: Ford’s Theatre This is the event for you if you are a fan of history. Investigation: Detective McDevitt allows you to learn more about the investigation into President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This walking tour is led by an actor playing the part of Detective James McDevitt, the detective on duty the night that Lincoln was killed. He helped to solve the mystery surrounding President Lincoln’s death. Together with Detective McDevitt, you will explore the clues in the investigation into the Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy. As part of the tour, you will see pictures and hear first-hand accounts of the event. The tour starts at Ford’s Theatre and concludes at the White House. That’s just a little over a mile and a half. Because the tour will take place rain or shine and because you will be walking, it is important to dress appropriately for the weather and to wear comfortable shoes.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs
When: July 15, 2019- January 5, 2020 Where: National Gallery of Art Admission is free to this event where you can see roughly 50 photographs taken of the moon since the 19th century. They range from stereoscopic glass transparency taken in the late 1850s to close-up photos taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin when they landed on the moon in 1969. The exhibit also includes NASA press photographs taken after the initial moon landing as well as photos taken during the unmanned Ranger, Surveyor, and Lunar Orbiter missions. This is a great opportunity for any aspiring astronauts as well anyone who has an interest in space.
When: September 4-29, 2019 Where: Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC, Theater J Based on the Song of Songs, Love Sick is a musical that tells the story of a young wife who is in a loveless marriage. When she discovers that she has a secret admirer, she finds herself on a journey that takes her on another course than the one that she’s currently living, a course that has her pursuing sexual and personal empowerment.
Six Flags America Fright Fest
When: Saturdays and Sundays September 21- October 27, 2019; Friday, October 18 and 25 Where: Six Flags America; Upper Marlboro, Maryland If you love Halloween and amusement parks, Fright Fest is for you. From noon to 6 pm, children up to 12 years old can come to the park in their costumes and enjoy activities such as the Trick or Treat Trail, the Little Monsters Kiddie Hayride, and even a daily costume contest. This gives the younger kids six hours to enjoy a fun Halloween adventure. As it starts to get dark, the park turns scarier. You may spot a few monsters, zombies, and vampires as you make your way through the park. There will be scary shows, haunted attractions, and other great scary attractions. Plus, you can enjoy the thrill of riding Six Flag America’s roller coasters in the dark. These are just a few of the great events happening in our area soon. Be sure to check out these and other events happening in and around Washington, DC.
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