Past Events
November 16, 2014 - 3:00pm

Jason Moore of Whole Foods Market, Old Town leads a gastronomical tour of early American cookery. After the lecture, stay for the opening reception of Preserving our Heritage and sample modern takes on colonial gastronomy. Free.
 

November 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

Ruth Baja Williams’ book not only follows the 20-year detour of the author and her husband but portrays the city’s culturally diverse international community. Readers will experience the hassle of crossing through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin as well as the culture, history, politics and customs of Berlin. Free.

November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm

Behind the bucolic plantation estates of Northern Virginia lies a history of scandal. The region has a rotating cast of greedy supervisors, vain senators, bullying occupiers and party bosses. The Aryan Nations once flooded the streets of Arlington. Infamous floating brothels once sailed the Potomac. Even George Washington's death at his historic estate outside the capital...

November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Hello Girls: A Surprising WWI Story written and told by Ellouise Schoettler. The Hello Girls played a key role in winning the Allied victories in France, then they faced another battle on the home front! $10
 

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October 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

Paint pumpkins with Whole Foods Market, Old Town. Heirloom pumpkins and vegetarian finger paints provided. Ages 5–9. Free.

October 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

Fun classes to learn to dance or improve your dancing skills: fox trot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, merengue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. All level of dancers are welcome, with or without a partner. Discover little techniques that most people never learn about and become a relaxed and proficient social dancer in these small, personalized dance lessons! 

Basic Techniques / 7 to 7:45 pm / $...

October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Actors from Guillotine Theatre will read stories and poems by the master of macabre. Since the Athenaeum is reputed to be haunted, perhaps there will be ghostly manifestations! A dessert reception follows the reading. $10
 

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October 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

The District Eight is a professional ensemble of eight singers who will performs spirituals and barbership gems, as well as songs by Lauridsen, Copeland, and Whitacre.
 

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October 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Fun classes to learn to dance or improve your dancing skills: fox trot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, merengue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. All level of dancers are welcome, with or without a partner. Discover little techniques that most people never learn about and become a relaxed and proficient social dancer in these small, personalized dance lessons! 

Basic Techniques / 7 to 7:45 pm / $...

October 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

Please join us for an evening in La Zona Rosa. With bold Latin flavors, enticing libations, spicy music, and a lively crowd of locals, this party is our chance to show our deep gratitude to our members and to celebrate the Athenaeum in all of its pinkness!

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