Equestrian events, music, puppies, ghosts and art.
MEET THE JEFFERSON’S RESIDENT BEAGLE
To add some fun to the supercharged election season (and raise funds for charity), the Jefferson Hotel recently announced that its resident beagle, Lord Monticello, will be running for president, heading up The Leash Party. Follow the budding canine-in-chief ’s campaign on Instagram at @LordMonti or book a stay at the Jefferson to spent quality time with the irresistible tail-wagging candidate. The Jefferson Hotel, 1200 16th St. NW, 202.448.2300, jeffersondc.com.
A MONTH OF MUSIC
Rock out for refugees, support local musicians and see Grammy- winning performers during a jam-packed month of music.
All Things Go Fall Classic: Four Washingtonians took their music blog from the screen to the stage with the largest music and food festival held within city limits. Empire of the Sun and Passion Pit will headline; food vendors include Shake Shack, Buredo and Takorean. Oct. 8, Tickets start at $55, The Yards Park, allthingsgofallclassic.com.
Verizon Center Concerts: Famed British singer Adele is hitting the road for the first time in five years to perform her record-breaking album “25.” Oct. 10 and 11, 8 p.m., Tickets begin at $97.50. Fellow female singer/ songwriter Sia will be performing her “Nostalgic for the Present Tour.” Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Tickets start at $35.
Levine Music for a Purpose: Homage will be paid to inspirational reggae artist Bob Marley for his commitment to social justice and human rights. Oct. 15, 7 p.m., 5301 Tuckerman Lane N. Bethesda, MD, $15, levinemusic.org. Levine is also exploring Music as a National Force in Politics, which will include national anthems, state songs and campaign music. Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Levine Music, 2801 Upton St NW, $15, levinemusic.org.
LampedUSA Concert for Refugees: An evening of acoustic music in the round features Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids.All proceeds go to Jesuit Refugee Service’s Global Education Initiative, which provides educational opportunities to refugees living in camps and urban settings in 45 countries. Oct. 21, Lisner Auditorium, tickets: $55-$85 (15 percent discount for George Washington University students), jsrusa.org.
Virginia Gold Cup: Spend the day amid fall foliage with 40,000 friends while enjoying primo horse racing at this 79th annual steeplechase event. The first of eight races starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 22, Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. General admission car passes are $60, vagoldcup.com.
Washington International Horse Show: The country’s leading metropolitan indoor horse show hosts celebrated Olympic medalists for six whirlwind days of show jumping, hunter and equitation competition.Top junior riders will also be honored in activities that include a Shetland Pony Steeplechase. Oct. 25-30,Verizon Center, daytime tickets begin at $15 general admission; wihs.org.
GHOSTS OF CAPITOL HILL TOUR
What famous politicians haunt Capitol Hill? You’ll find out this Halloween on a “Capitol Haunting” walking tour featuring two hours of spooky insights, and fun for the whole family. Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 3 through Oct. 29, $20 per person, $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID, washingtonwalks.com.
‘THE MIGRATION SERIES’ AT THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
Celebrated painter Jacob Lawrence brings all 60 of his panels in “The Migration of the Negro” series (1940-1941) to the Phillips Collection. The panels depict “the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the World Wars” and show the artist’s emotional response to these historical events. Oct. 8-Jan. 8, $12 admission for adults, 202.387.2151, phillipscollection.org.
These picks appear in the October 2016 issue of Washington Life.