The Smithsonian's premier 21+ after-hours event series—a unique mix of culture, art, history and science, including music, a cash bar, and special access to Smithsonian exhibits, collections, and experts.

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OscarA Red-Carpet Night with Oscar
Thursday, February 19, 6:45 p.m.

Build up some buzz for awards night by joining film writer Noah Gittell for an evening that focuses on all things Oscar. The movie-inspired fun includes history and trivia, film clips, a predictions contest, and a chance to join some screen legends (the Madame Tussauds versions, that is) for photos on the red carpet. Buy tickets>>


RamenHow Ramen Went Global: From Meal-in-a-Cup to High-Style Cuisine
Monday, March 16, 6:45 p.m.

Tonight, George Solt shows ramen's transformation from a food custom into a worldwide phenomenon. Hosted at the restaurant BUL, the program includes a three-course dinner prepared by Sakuramen, a ramen bar in Adams Morgan. Buy tickets>>


PhilosophyPhilosophy on Tap: What Does it Mean To Live a Good Life?
Monday, March 16 to April 27, 7 p.m. (six sessions)

Spend six informal Monday evenings enjoying discussion, reflection, camaraderie (and beer) at Hill Country Barbeque Market as you explore how some of history’s most influential thinkers have approached one of the central questions of the Western philosophical tradition. Buy tickets>>


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