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2020 Architecture & Design Film Festival Mar. 26-29

March 4, 2020

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF: D.C.) will be held at The National Building Museum from March 26 through March 29, 2020.


Presented by The National Building Museum with the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, over the course of four days, the festival will screen films that explore design and its connection to a range of issues including gender equity, income inequality, immigration, and religion―through the life and work of practitioners like Phyllis Lambert, Denise Scott Brown, Mario Botta, Bruce Goff, László Moholy-Nagy, Jørn Utzon, and Isamu Noguchi. 

From (Photo by: From "Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience"

ADFF: D.C. begins with an Opening Night celebration and D.C. premiere of City Dreamers on the evening of Thursday, March 26, 2020.


The National Building Museum will be the venue for all films and will host screenings in three separate theaters, including one in the Museum’s iconic Great Hall, which has undergone a recent renovation. 


Between films, attendees can enjoy food and drink for purchase and relax in one of two Film Festival Lounges, featuring furniture donated by Herman Miller Collection and Design Foundry, and view a selection of AIA Film Challenge shorts. 


ADFF: D.C. is the first public program offered as part of the Museum’s 40th anniversary celebration, a year of exhibitions and programming that inspire curiosity about the world we design and build.

Full schedule and ticketing information is available here.

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Chocolate and Wine Tasting at Dumbarton House

January 27, 2020

Just in Time for Valentine's Day!

Spend February 13th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Dumbarton House with artisan chocolatier Jenny White of Swoon Chocolates. Learn about the origins of chocolate in American food culture with Dumbarton House’s new exhibition, Pick Your Poison. Then enjoy a curated tasting of small batch, exclusive chocolates with globally inspired flavors complimented by federal period style wines.

Each ticket includes a sweet gift to take home.

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Fairmont's Limitless Happy Hour Jan. 21

January 15, 2020

Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown is holding a Limitless Happy Hour on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

            All who pop into the lobby bar will enjoy a Limitless Bubbly Bar for $20 per person and limitless complimentary bar fare;

~Limitless Bubbly Bar~

Aperol Spritz


Champagne Cocktail

French 75

Limoncello Lady


Prosecco &

Sparkling Wine


~ Limitless Complimentary Bar Fare~

Cheese and Charcuterie

French Fries

House-made Potato Chips

Mushroom Tartine


Pizzettes &

Salmon Tartine

No reservations are required, and guests must be 21 years of age.

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