September Events

Last chance to see HIVE at the National Building Museum!


Through September 4th. See website for hours and more info.

Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The National Building Museum and Studio Gang present Hive, the latest Summer Block Party installation in the Great Hall.

Soaring to the uppermost reaches of the Museum, Hive is built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes, a construction material that is recyclable, lightweight, and renewable. The tubes vary in size from several inches to 10 feet high and will be interlocked to create three dynamic interconnected, domed chambers. Reaching 60 feet tall, the installation’s tallest dome features an oculus over 10 feet in diameter. The tubes feature a reflective silver exterior and vivid magenta interior, creating a spectacular visual contrast with the Museum’s historic nineteenth-century interior and colossal Corinthian columns. There are events like Yoga & a Dance Party and Yoga in the Hive and a Hill Country pop-up so you can grab a bite during your visit. Check out the link above for more details!


DATE & TIME: Through Friday, September 8, 2017, Multi-day event.

LOCATION: District Architecture Center

Travelers from around the world flock to the nation’s capital to experience extraordinary sites: stately buildings that house the government; commemorative structures that honor people and events; and grand institutions that celebrate the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Wish You Were Here! Vintage Postcards from Washington, D.C. takes visitors on a visual journey through the capital city as it was illustrated through postcards from the early-to-mid 20th century. Organized by AIA|DC, the exhibition features over 300 vintage postcards reproduced from collections held at the DC Public Library, Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and National Building Museum. The exhibition highlights sightseeing, transportation, street scenes, museum and government buildings, commercial establishments, sacred spaces, and parks.

The exhibition is divided into six sections: Traveling to Washington; Commencing the Adventure; Navigating the City; Exploring Iconic Landmarks; Discovering Local Places; and Remembering the Journey.


Date & Time: Through Sept 17, 2017, See website for museum hours

Location: Hirshhorn Museum

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington, DC, the Hirshhorn will present a selection of the artist’s most iconic and emotionally charged installations and performances. Beginning June 17, in addition to having the opportunity to attach handwritten wishes to Wish Tree, visitors will be able to pay tribute to their mothers through My Mommy Is Beautiful and view Sky TV for Washington, DC. The focus will culminate in September with a daylong concert featuring Ono’s music.

Unseen Anacostia by Atlas Obscura Society DC

DATE AND TIME: Sat, September 16, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:15 PM

LOCATION: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W Street Southeast, Washington, District of Columbia 20020

Join the Atlas Obscura Society DC and local reporter John Muller on a walk through Old Anacostia, examining the neighborhood through the eyes of residents past and present.

Blending historic research and contemporary Ward 8 politics, our guide will lead the group on a walk through time, exploring our city's most historic Historic District. Stories of presidents, famed one-time resident Frederick Douglass, 19th-century architecture, and neighborhood folklore will be woven throughout. Questions and photography are encouraged during the tour!

Asana & Architecture! Yoga at the National Building Museum DC

DATE AND TIME: Sun, September 24, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

LOCATION: National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Rise and shine at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Join me for a mellow, all-levels yoga class under the colossal, 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns in the Great Hall of The National Building Museum, America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment.

The NBM is located just four blocks from the National Mall, directly across the street from the Judiciary Square Metro (Red Line).

All are welcome-the class is open to brand new and seasoned yogis alike! No previous yoga experience required. Please purchase tickets in advance and BYO yoga mat.

Cosmo Couture 2017 - Fashion & Interior Design Event (8th Annual)

Presented by: Washington Metro City Center of the International Interior Design Association – Mid Atlantic Chapter

Beneficiary: Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC

DATE & TIME: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION: The Howard Theater, 620 T Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 

Cocktails 5:30-7:30PM

Runway Show 7:30-9:00PM

Desserts 9:00-10:00PM

DC Design House

DATE & TIME: September 30th through October 29th,  See website for hours and additional events.  

LOCATION: 9004 Congressional Court, Potomac, MD

The 10th Annual DC Design House will be held from September 30 through October 29, 2017. Benefiting Children’s National Health System, the showhouse includes 23 beautifully-designed spaces, four boutiques, a Decade of Design celebration, and special events throughout the month in the home’s ballroom, plus a daily onsite café by Relish Catering. This year’s house is dedicated to Ann Lambeth, who was an avid supporter of the DC Design House and the design community.

Listed at $10.28 million by Fouad Talout and Pascale Karam of Long & Foster Real Estate, the four-story, 27,256 square-foot Potomac home includes nine bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, four half baths, lower level ballroom, cinema, two-story library flanked by his and her offices, and multiple kitchens. Built in 2009, the home sits on two acres and includes a pool and pool house with apartment and covered terrace. 

General Admission Tickets are $35 per person.