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Looking for SPOOK-TACULAR FUN in Metro DC this Halloween? We've gathered together Halloween events for families and adults to enjoy. From zombies to haunted houses, from harvest festivals to concerts and everything in between. CultureCapital.com's Boo! will put the TREAT in your Trick or Treating.
Lecture: The Secret of the Gondola
National Gallery of Art
Mon, November 3
Lecture by author David Alan Brown, curator of Italian and Spanish paintings, National Gallery of Art whose debut novel, The Secret of the Gondola, will take you on the trail of an unsolved mystery.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman: Evening Seminar with Book Signing
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Wed, November 5
Historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore mixes early women’s-rights activism, pulp comics, an unconventional marriage, and the invention of the lie detector as she traces William Moulton Marston’s creation of the wildly popular female superhero.
Chris Matthews: When Politics Wasnt Hardball: Evening Seminar with Book Signing
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Wed, November 12
The television host recalls how his former boss, House Speaker Tip O’Neill, the ultimate Washington insider, forged an unlikely working relationship with Ronald Reagan, his polar opposite.
Stephen King
GW Lisner Auditorium
Wed, November 12
Think of the many different meanings of revival-and you'll still be amazed by what King, author of more than 50 worldwide bestsellers, has in store in his latest supernatural mystery-thriller, Revival.
The Black Sea: Civilizations at the Crossroads of Europe and Asia: All-Day Seminar with Book Signing
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Sat, November 15
Journey into the past and present of this fascinating region, from Greek explorations to the glories of Ottoman Istanbul to the current issues in Ukraine.
JCCGW Lessans Family Annual Book Festival
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Thu, November 6 thru Sun, November 16
Now in its 45th year, the ten day festival will present over 20 authors.
Amazons! Finding the Ancient Worlds Real Warrior Women: Evening Lecture with Book Signing
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Thu, November 20
Their prowess was the stuff of many cultures’ legends. New archeological discoveries point to evidence that women warriors could actually be found on the battlefield—not just in storytellers’ imaginations.
Dorie Greenspan: Desserts with a French Accent: Evening Seminar with Book Signing
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Fri, November 21
In her new book Baking Chez Moi, Dorie Greenspan chronicles the sweet side of her Parisian kitchen adventures, focusing on the what she and her French friends bake at home, the pastries she’s loved from travels through France, and what she’s been inspired to
Celebrating Robert Frost: An American Poet: Evening Seminar with Light Reception
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Tue, December 2
Author Daniel Stashower explores Frost’s life and legacy, and actor Scott Sedar reads a selection of the poet’s most celebrated works.
A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War
National Archives
Thu, December 4
Author Stanley Weintraub discusses his book A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War. A book signing will follow the program.
Holiday Book Fair
The Writer's Center
Sat, December 6
Meet workshop leaders and editors from area literary journals and small presses at our Holiday Book Fair.
Highlights
Community Leaders Are Readers
Sat, November 1
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Northern Virginia j.talks - Joshua Max Feldman
Sat, November 1
Congregation Beth Emeth
Karen Thompson Walker
Sun, November 16
The Writer's Center