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October 10th Street Closures!
If you are attending Smithsonian Associates programs on October 10, 2015 please be advised that there might be some traffic delays due to an event taking place on the National Mall. For information about the street closures and times, please check:

The Shadowy History of Film Noir
As the AFI Silver Theater hosts the annual Noir City festival, film scholar Eddie Mueller digs into the detectives, the dames, and the dark doings that make film noir an enduring American genre.
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 5:00 PM
The World According to John Irving
From his debut novel The World According to Garp to the about-to-be-released Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving has created a distinctive and enduring storyteller’s voice. Join him as he talks about his life as a writer, and take home a complimentary copy of his newest book.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 7:00 PM
The World of Downton Abbey in Richmond
All-Day Tour
Savor a day with the Crawleys and their staff before every Anglophile’s favorite series begins its final season. The bywords are elegance and style in the Virginia Historical Society’s exhibit Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times, then examine the vanished era of the grand country estate in the Living Downton tour at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Take your place for a British-inspired lunch in a suitably grand setting, too.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:00 AM
An Evening with Rick Steves: Sharpen Your European Travel Skills
The popular travel expert Rick Steves shares strategies on how to make the most of every mile, minute, and euro on your next European adventure.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 6:45 PM
Masterworks of Four Centuries 2015-2016 Saturday Concert Series
The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 20th century, played on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is a six-concert series offered on Saturdays.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:30 PM