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.


BeerCapital Brews: The Beverage All of Washington Agrees On
Thurs., May 8, 6:45 p.m.

A new generation of local craft brewers is adding the latest chapter to Washington’s venerable history as a beer town. Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing and author and historian Garrett Peck trace the traditions of brewing in the capital city—which date to pre-Revolutionary days—and offer a taste of some of today's most interesting D.C. brews. Buy tickets>>


BeerAlpha House: Fun with the Senate
Wed., May 28, 6:45 p.m.

A quartet of quirky senators share a Capitol Hill townhouse. Hilarity ensues. Go behind the scenes of the Net series Alpha House as Jonathan Alter, the executive producer and a longtime Washington journalist, and actor Clark Johnson reveal how the show's satire is grounded in political reality. Buy tickets>>


DoughnutThe Hole Truth: A History of the Doughnut
Sat., June 7, 10 a.m.

In celebration of National Doughnut Day, food historian and writer Michael Krondl serves up an entertaining introduction to the popular pastry’s social history. End the morning on a sweet note with a tasting of varieties from local favorite Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. Buy tickets>>


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Enid A. Haupt Garden and Smithsonian Castle

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