One-of-a-kind experiences inspired by the world of the Smithsonian

With themes from the local to the global, these 21-and-over after-hours gatherings combine music, food and drink, and unique settings to create evenings that are smart, adventurous, and memorably entertaining.

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Upcoming Events

Invoke Your Pride: A Night at the African Art Museum

In collaboration with the National Museum of African Art and the Capital Pride Festival

Friday, June 1, 8–11 p.m. (7–11 p.m. for VIP ticket-holders)

National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC

Kick-off the annual Capital Pride Festival at this exclusive after-hours event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Get special access to spectacular exhibitions, including Jim Chuchu’s stunning Invocations, and enjoy curators’ talks, music by DJ Alkimist, dancing, cocktails, and more.

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Future SmithsonianAt8 Events!

Friday, August 10, 2018
Enid A. Haupt Garden, National Museum of African Art, and the Freer Sackler