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Can Soccer Score in Washington?

Get an insider’s look at D.C. United’s new home—and the forecast for pro soccer in the nation’s capital—in an evening that includes a tour of Audi Field, a discussion featuring Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and team owner Jason Levien, and a chance to cheer the home team as they take on Toronto FC.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
Evolution In Warp Drive: The Science of Star Trek

Have you ever wondered why most alien life depicted on Star Trek strongly resembles us Earthlings? Come explore the possibility of humanoid or other forms of life on other planets with Mohamed Noor, a professor of biology at Duke University—and lifelong Trekkie!

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Booze and Vinyl: A Listening Party with Cocktails

Food writers, cocktail fans, and musicians Andre Darlington and Tenaya Darlington teamed up to write Booze and Vinyl, showcasing iconic albums from the 1950s through 2000s, each matched with the perfect cocktails. If you’re feeling in the groove, join the Darlingtons at the Smithsonian Castle for a listening party—and learn how to mix a couple of perfect cocktails.

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Christina Tosi: All About Cake

If your idea of desert heaven is digging into a slice of cake from one of Milk Bar’s D.C. locations—or one you’ve made yourself—a sweet treat awaits. Spend an evening with the bakery’s founding chef Christina Tosi to learn about the sugar-fueled magic behind Milk Bar’s creations, and how home bakers can produce their own in the same delicious spirit.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
How Hamilton Remixes History and Show Biz

Historian Richard Bell examines this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show business. He investigates what the show gets right—and wrong—about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United States, and why it all matters.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.