This week, try a cup of organic shade-grown coffee, see spots on the sun, and bring your toddlers to rock out with Shine and the Moonbeams.
May 21, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Betty White is a self-described “zoo nut.” At age 90, she balances her still-thriving acting career with advocacy work for zoos—particularly the Los Angeles Zoo, where she serves as a trustee. “Wherever I travel, I try to steal time to check out whatever zoo is within reach,” she writes, in her latest book Betty & [...]
May 18, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
This weekend celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, do the Mambo at the National Museum of African Art and witness Tom Stone carve a traditional Hawiian surfboard.
May 17, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
The guitarist and singer pioneered the genre of Go-Go and became intricately connected with DC's cultural identity
May 17, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
"Fragments," the second of three Ai WeiWei exhibitions this year, opens at the Sackler Gallery
May 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Curator Larry Bird tells of the adventure—from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
This week, watch a documentary about Hawaiian music, enjoy a performance of Dominican merengue and Haitian méringue, and chow down at ZooFari
May 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
As a part of the Arts, Military + Healing: A Collaborative Initiative, this week-long event brings veterans, artists and civilians together to make art from their experiences with war.
May 11, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Tonight, the Hirshhorn's nightly 360-degree projection, SONG 1, comes alive with an outdoor concert.
May 11, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Celebrate living well with Mom this weekend at Garden Fest, the Bolivian Festival and at the Steinway series with Mendelssohn Piano Trio.
May 10, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
A new solo exhibition by Lalla Essaydi challenges Western and Muslim perceptions of women's identities
May 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, get a book signed by New Orleans specialist Carolyn Morrow Long, enjoy a concert by the Encore Chorale, and discover the real Aaron Burr in a lecture by H.W. Brands.
May 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
The S. Dillon Ripley Center hosts an exhibit of more than 300 of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' patents since 1980.
May 04, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events May 4-6: Cool off with IMAX, Fly a kite at the Sackler and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Smithsonian
This weekend, view the spectacular journey of a polar bear and her cubs in IMAX, make your own Korean kite and join Smithsonian in kicking off the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration.
May 03, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Listen to the latest stylings of Shanthi, the Dylan of elephants
May 02, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Compare documents filed by the first and last homesteaders in the United States
May 2012 | By T.A. Frail and Megan Gambino
A photographer's images of domestic tranquility pay tribute to U.S. service members
May 2012 | By T.A. Frail
An ode to surfing’s fiercest, most successful competitor – who now has a place in the Smithsonian collections
May 2012 | By Owen Edwards
This week, take a garden tour, discover the universe through cutting edge developments in X-ray telescopes, and meet acclaimed artist Roni Horn.
April 30, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Chinese artist Ai WeiWei challenges ideas of authenticity with his reproduction of Qing dynasty zodiac animal heads, now on view at the Hirshhorn Museum.
April 26, 2012 | By Aviva Shen