Inspired by the world of the Smithsonian, the SMITHSONIAN at 8 event series offers one-of-a-kind experiences for guests 21+. With themes from the local to the global, these after-hours gatherings combine music, food and drink, and unique settings to create evenings that are smart, adventurous, and memorably entertaining. #SMITHSONIANat8 curates your fun!

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MindshiftMindshift: Learning How To Learn
Wednesday, October 18, 6:45 p.m.

This evening, Barbara Oakley shares insights into how everyone can learn how to learn, no matter your age or stage of life. You’ll walk away with practical tools based on solid research—and you’ll have fun along the way! Buy tickets>>


Alex GuarnaschelliAlex Guarnaschelli: The Home Cook
Monday, October 30, 6:45 p.m.

Alex Guarnaschelli’s mother edited the seminal 1997 edition of The Joy of Cooking, which defined the food of the late 20th century. Now the accomplished chef and author talks about her new cookbook, The Home Cook, with recipes that reflect the way we eat today. Buy tickets>>


Scott KellyScott Kelly: A Year in Space
Friday, November 3, 7 p.m.

The veteran of four space flights, astronaut Scott Kelly discusses the dangers, achievements, and physical and emotional challenges he encountered during his record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station. Buy tickets>>


Lee ChildLee Child on Jack Reacher’s Latest Adventure
Thursday, November 9, 6:45 p.m.

As his newest thriller debuts, join internationally bestselling author Lee Child as he discusses the inspiration behind his Jack Reacher novels, his writing process, and the latest story in the series, The Midnight Line. Buy tickets>>


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La Grande Fete
March 23, 2018
Embassy of France

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