Mos Fight Prostate Cancer in November
Halloween has come and gone, but there will still be plenty of Halloween happenings this weekend (Nov. 1-3). It is your last chance to visit many of the area’s haunted houses, which end their run and head back to the grave on Saturday.
It is Movember, the month-long charity event that helps raise money and awareness for both prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. All you have to do is pledge not to shave your mustache for the 30 days of November. Del Frisco’s Grille is raising money all month. Proceeds from the restaurant’s Movember menu will go to the Movember Foundation, and anyone with a mustache gets a free appetizers on Mustache Mondays.
On Nov. 23, join the DC Mo Bros for their second-annual H Street Movemberfest, with drink and food specials from H Street Coffee House, H Street Country Club, Shawafel, H &Pizza, the Big Board and more. All proceeds are going to charity, and there are raffle prizes, too.
Community Day at the Corcoran
Gather, create and be inspired at the Corcoran Galley of Art’s Community Day, a free celebration of art and creativity. Try your hand at printmaking, make a ceramic bowl to be donated to SOME (So Others Might Eat), check-out a 3D [rinting demonstration and shop at a community art fair featuring fine arts and crafts made by D.C.-area artists. Don’t miss artist talks, special tours, films, music and beer tastings all afternoon in the biergarten sponsored by Muse Café.
Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free. Click here for a full schedule.
This year’s FotoDC (formerly FotoWeek DC) photo festival has the theme “FotoNOMA: The District Experience” and opens with a bash Saturday evening in a 25,000 square foot space. For a complete schedule, click here. There will also be a courtyard exhibit including at the National Geographic Museum. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at 1145 17th St. NW. There is no cost. The Nat Geo display includes the winner and honorable mentions from FotoWeekDC Sixth Annual International Awards Competition and selected work from FotoBazaar and the FotoWeekDC Sixth Annual Youth Contest.
Nov. 2-10 at 51 N St. NE. The display is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekend and noon-6 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children 12 and younger. Purchase tickets here. An after show will be held on Saturday beginning at 10 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, including a slideshow and dance party with DJ Liberation Matt Dunn. Tickets are $10 and available here.
fallFRINGE Festival 2013
The fallFRINGE Festival is an live performing arts event that gathers the best talent from past summer Fringe Festivals. fallFRINGE takes place over 11 days with 13 productions doing roughly 80 individual performances, showcasing over 2,000 artists to over 10,000 audience members. Invited participants present encores or brand new shows, building on their experience as summer Fringe Festival artists. In addition, much merriment and revelry is to be had at the two BaldacchinoINDOOR bars at Fort Fringe, where visitors and fanatics alike can enjoy each other’s company and chat.
Nov. 1-17 at 612 L St. NW or 607 New York Ave. NW. Cost is $20 or $15 with a 2013 Fringe button.
Britten: War Requiem
The Washington Chorus opens its 53rd season by celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten with his monumental War Requiem. With the power of two orchestras, two choruses and a trio of soloists, the epic War Requiem became an instant classic when it premiered in 1962 at the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral. What better way to honor the Britten centenary than with a performance of one of Western music’s foremost masterpieces! The Washington Chorus’ recording of the War Requiem won a Grammy for Best Choral Performance in 2000.
Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F Street NW. Tickets range from $15-$70 and can be purchased here.
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