Thursday, November 26
Teach your children the history behind Thanksgiving by taking them to the National Museum of the American Indian to celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month. The museum’s signature film, A Thousand Roads, plays on loop from 10 to 5:30 on Turkey Day and explores how Native Americans blend ancient traditions with modern technology in the 21st century.
Friday, November 27
If you’re not one of the 96,000 Washingtonians who snatched up tickets for the National Geographic Museum’s “Terra Cotta Warriors” exhibit, there’s a free film screening of the installation at the museum’s Grosvenor Auditorium every day except Tuesday and Thursday through March 31. The film, The Real Dragon Emperor, takes viewers inside the massive tomb of China’s first ruler. For more information and screening times, visit the exhibit’s Web site.
Saturday, November 28
Wet your palette this weekend with a three-hour painting demonstration from 1 to 4 by Northern Virginia watercolorist Ken Frye at the opening of his new exhibit at the Ayr Hill Gallery. A reception with light food and beverages will accompany the lesson. To reserve your spot for the demonstration, call 703-938-3880 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants are asked to bring their own chair.
Sunday, November 29
Today’s your last chance to check out the “Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits From Imperial Spain” exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. Displaying the flashy suits worn by members of Spain’s Hapsburg dynasty, the exhibit puts visitors face to face with three centuries of regal bling spanning from the late 1600s to the 1900s as well as portraits of the dynasty’s most important players.
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