Yes, life will return to normal in Borderstan and Washington. If you have decided to watch the Inauguration festivities on television/online–and avoid the crowds–you may be ready to get out and go some something by mid-week. Here are a few activities and events coming up later this week, January 21 and 22. Listing is from “D.C. Community Events” in The Washington Post’s weekly Extra section for D.C.
At the Historical Society of Washington, DC, this week:
Tuesday, Nov. 11, noon – film, “Men of Bronze: The American Heroes of WW I.”
- Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. – lecture & discussion, “Forgotten Soldiers: The District’s Black Doughboys of WW I.”
- Thursday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 15 – Washington Studies Conference, examination of local history and institutions through group discussions, lectures and films. Admission $10; $5 for students and seniors.
- Sunday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. – lecture, “Unbuilt Washington: The City as it Might Have Been, with author Don Hawkins.
Free in DC has listings of lots of great free things to see and do in Washington. Here is another one from Free in DC:
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of American History are co-sponsoring a celebration of the Latin American holiday Los Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), with a two-day family-friendly event at the National Museum of the American Indian Mall Museum.
The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe will feature a special menu for the weekend, including roasted chicken with a vanilla-cinnamon mole sauce, two sides, and pan de muertos (a special sweet bread made in honor of the occasion).
By the way, here is what Wikipedia has to say about Día de los Muertos:
The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day which take place on those days. Read entire post.
More Information About Museum Celebration
- What: Two-Day Celebration of Los Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead)
- When: Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, November 2, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
- Where: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall at 4th Street & Independence Avenue SW.
- Information Online: See complete list of events at the Museum.