Smithsonian at 8The Smithsonian's premier 21+ after-hours event
series for young professionals—a unique mix of culture, art, history and science, including music, a cash bar, and special access to Smithsonian exhibits, collections, and experts.

our july 18 "a garden of wonders" event is over. we Hope you didn’t miss it!

check back in mid-september for More information about our next event (Friday, oct. 31, 2014).

The Smithsonian Enid A. Haupt Garden at Night



CocktailsMoonshine Goes Modern
Thursday, September 11, 6:45 p.m.

"White lightning" is shedding its less-than-savory backwoods reputation—or at least some of it. Matt Ostrom, the creator of Discovery's Moonshiners, Tim Smith, a Virginia maker featured on the series, and Chuck Miller of Belmont Farm Distillery in Culpeper explain why today's adventurous drinkers are taking a shine to moonshine. Buy tickets>>


FashionDressing DC for the Small Screen: Costume Designers from House of Cards and The Americans
Wednesday, September 17, 6:45 p.m.

Who says our town has no style? In this conversation about fashion, Washington, and how the two intersect on a hit series, hear from costume designers Jenny Gering (The Americans) and Tom Broecker (season one of House of Cards). Buy tickets>>


Henry RollinsHenry Rollins on the DC Punk Scene
Tuesday, October 14, 6:45 p.m.

Hometown boy Henry Rollins recalls his role in the influential hardcore punk scene of 1980s Washington and the trailblazing artists it spawned. Buy tickets>>


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Friday, October 31, 2014*
National Museum of the American Indian

*Note: Event details and ticket availability won't be posted until mid-September. Thank you for your patience.

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