National Air and Space Museum to Open Renovated West End in Mid-October

By Southwester Staff  After embarking on a large-scale renovation project in 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will reopen half of its flagship building on the National Mall Friday, October 14. Eight new and renovated exhibitions, the planetarium, museum store and Mars Café will open on the building’s west end. “This is one […]

National Museum of African American History and Culture to Host  Star-Studded Block Party Celebrating Hip-Hop and Rap

By Southwester Staff The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will host its inaugural Hip-Hop Block Party Saturday, August 13, to celebrate the first anniversary of the release of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. The event will feature performances by local and national talent, presentations and activities that explore […]

Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building To Reopen with Futures Exhibit 

By Southwester Staff When the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building opened in 1881, it was quickly dubbed America’s “Palace of Wonders” and the “Mother of Museums.” Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, it reopens on November 20, not with a look backward, but with an eye on the future. As the Smithsonian’s second-oldest structure, its stained […]

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Returns

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2016 festival, March 20 – April 17, includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. On Saturday, April 9, enjoy the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, […]

October Community Calendar

THURS  1         6:30 P.M. Meditation  Class.  Join David Newcomb, long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation two-part series.  David lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for over 35 years.  During these workshops, he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness and a greater sense of […]