Inspired by the world of the Smithsonian, the SMITHSONIAN at 8 event series offers one-of-a-kind experiences for guests 21+. With themes from the local to the global, these after-hours gatherings combine music, food and drink, and unique settings to create evenings that are smart, adventurous, and memorably entertaining. #SMITHSONIANat8 curates your fun!

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RECOMMENDED SMITHSONIAN EVENTS

The Good Wife Costume Designer Daniel Lawson on Dressing The Good Wife
Wednesday, July 27, 6:45 p.m.

The enviably stylish power dressing on The Good Wife generates almost as much buzz among fans as the show’s storylines. The Emmy-nominated costume designer of the series reveals how he uses clothing to define character, and the real-life fashion lessons we can learn from the fictional but well-put-together staff of Lockhart/Gardner. Buy tickets>>

 

Rosé Everything's Coming Up Rosé
Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:45 p.m.

The appeal of rosé wines spans the seasons. Join Swati Bose, co-owner of Flight Wine Bar in Chinatown, for a program and sampling that will convince you today’s versatile, high-quality rosés from around the world deserve to be considered much more than a summer fling. Buy tickets>>

 

Cocktails Cocktails with Ian Fleming and James Bond: Favorite Sips of Stylish Spies
Monday, Aug. 8, 6:45 p.m.

Cocktail experts Simon Ford and Philip Greene share tales of stylish adventure (both real-life and literary) as you sip some of the favorite drinks of debonair author Ian Fleming and his most famous character. Buy tickets>>

 

Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Wizarding Gene: Scientific Fact and Fantasy Fiction
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6:45 p.m.

In a muddle understanding how Muggles can have wizards on their family tree? Using principles of genetics and genomics, Eric Spana of Duke University»s biology department casts a scientific eye on of the world of J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter books to explain how their characters come by their magical abilities. Buy tickets>>

 

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FUTURE SMITHSONIAN AT 8 EVENTS

Save the Date!
Friday, July 29, 2016
National Postal Museum

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
Enid A. Haupt Garden and Smithsonian Castle


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