Events Calendar

Explore our city’s upcoming humanities events from performances and lectures to celebrations and multi-media experiences. These public events are created and hosted by either HumanitiesDC, our grantees or local partners. To submit an event for consideration, please complete this form.

A Trip to France: Grand Aioli (French Dinner Platter)

Hill Center DC 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington

Grand Aioli is a beautiful French platter often consisting of a garlic-based dip surrounded by a myriad of veggies, eggs, shellfish, bread, and more. Event Details Host: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital Date: August 12, 2023 • 11AM Location: Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003 Event fee: $69 Registration Event […]


Classic Italian: Pasta Making

Hill Center DC 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington

Join us in the kitchen for a pasta workshop! Make a variety of different pastas, including: fresh egg pasta, dried semolina pasta, and even chickpea pasta! Chef Mark Haskell will take you through the steps to complete fettuccine for bolognese, cheese & meat ravioli, fresh cannelloni & spinach, and ricotta gnocchi. Polish up your skills […]


The Whole Beast: Curing Meat + Fish

Hill Center DC 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington

In this class Chef Mark Haskell will show participants how to choose, cut, prepare and cook a wide variety of meat and fish. After learning to prepare and portion the meat properly, you will try your hand at grilling, sautéing, frying, and braising different fish and meat varieties. The menu will feature salmon, tuna, cod, […]


Fandango y Fiesta en Veracruz Masterclass

The Ballet de Mexico Veracruz Masterclass taking place for its first time in Washington, DC. The workshop will be taught by Artistic Director of the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez. Corazon Folklorico Dance Company is thrilled to host the workshop at two renowned locations: the Dance Institute of Washington and The Kennedy […]


Brazilian Zouk Social Fundraiser for KAMA DC and Inspira Dance

1280 4th Street 1280 4th Street Northeast, Washington, DC, United States

Join us for an evening of music, dance, and community at a Pop-up Fundraiser Brazilian Zouk Social for Inspira Dance held by KAMA DC! On Sunday 9/3, we are bringing the rhythm and energy of Brazilian Zouk to La Cosecha, the vibrant heart of Latin American culinary and cultural experiences. Your ticket will directly contribute […]

Free – $25

DC Oral History Collaborative 101+ Workshop

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street NW, Washington, DC, United States

This course, led by oral historian Benji de la Piedra, will introduce Washingtonians interested in becoming oral historians to the best practices of doing oral history, to empower them with the basic tools for developing their style and approach to preserving DC’s rich past through oral history interviews. This course is structured to follow the […]


Immigrant Comedy Night

1701 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, United States

Join KamaDC for night of laughter featuring comedians who are immigrants, refugees, and 1st-generation Americans. The event will take place outside the restaurant, Immigrant Food, with check-in at 6:30, and the show starting at 7pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the restaurant. Event Details Host: KAMADC Date: September 7, 2023 • […]

$15 – $20

Turning the Page: September Reading

Sonny's Pizza 3120 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States

Join the Inner Loop as we turn the page into a new season with our September reading feat. Eric Weiner & our September Author's Corner spotlight Alyson Gold Weinberg. You'll also hear work from The Inner Loop's 2023 Woodlawn-Arcadia Summer Writers-in-Residence! Enjoy the last weeks of warm weather with incredible local writing, a slice of […]


Culture Series: Discovering Medieval DC

Busboys and Poets 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC, DC, United States

Walking Tour: 6:30PM, meet at the Joan of Arc Statue in Meridian Hill Event: 7:00PM at Busboys The Middle Ages may seem far distant in time and space, and far removed from contemporary concerns for those of us who live in twenty-first century DC. Yet, the medieval surrounds us, in objects held in DC-area collections, […]


Theatre Week Kickoff Fest

Arena Stage 1101 6th St SW, Washington, District of Columbia

Explore everything #DCTheatre has to offer at the 2023 Theatre Week Kickoff Fest. Mix and mingle with leaders from your favorite theatres, explore their upcoming seasons, sample their programming, and have great conversations about theatre in the DC-area. With interactive exhibits and happenings, performances, panel discussions, and more, you can immerse yourself in what's happening […]


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