Presidential Playground Walking Tour & Vintage Game Night
Dominos & Drinks
An evening stroll, old-timey games and scandalous stories are scheduled for this history-themed event. Guests can expect an intriguing guided tour of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row before waltzing back in time to Woodrow Wilson’s post-presidential home. The walking tour concludes there with guests invited to explore the period 1920s rooms, including the room where Woodrow withdrew to play his favorite board games. Tickets are available in two package options and include drink vouchers, snacks and a chance to play Uncle Wiggly, Kan You Go, Pit and other vintage games. Nov. 6, 6-8:00 p.m., Woodrow Wilson House, woodrowwilsonhouse.org, Tickets are $15-35.
Experience two days of culinary heaven at the 14th annual Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. Whether you are a home cook or an expert chef, this culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a kind experience for foodies at all levels. Guests will enjoy cooking demos and book signings with top celebrity chefs including Martha Stewart, Wolfgang Puck, Myron Mixon and others. Local brews from the Beer, Wine and Spirits Garden will also be available to help wash down delicious eats. Get ready to sharpen your kitchen skills, take a class at the pop-up cooking school and check out the hundreds of specialty food vendors in the exhibitor marketplace. Nov. 16-17, Washington Convention Center, metrocookingdc.com.
Ivy Pull & Thanksgiving Wreathmaking Workshop
This festive wreathmaking class centers around the beauty of 18th century English ivy at the elegant Tudor Place Historic House & Garden in Georgetown. Help groundskeepers remove as much of the ivy as possible and replace it with native groundcovers. The best part? Bring home a gorgeous wreath, just in time for the holiday season. Nov. 23, 10 a.m., Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, tudorplace.org, Tickets $20-30.
An Unforgettable Evening with Sophia Loren
The words grace, style, beauty and artistry describe Oscar award-winning actress Sophia Loren to a T. In this enchanting evening, Loren— dubbed as one of the great legends of the golden age of Hollywood— will captivate audiences during an intimate onstage conversation about her life alongside film clips from her career and a Q&A with the audience. Nov. 20-21, 7:30 p.m., Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, montgomerycollege.edu, Tickets start at $100.
Nat Geo Nights: Earth Innovation
Technology for the Planet
National Geographic’s night of fun and exploration features appearances by Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation grantees Lisa Mandle, Africa Flores and Heather J. Lynch, who will speak about their efforts to use big data, advanced computing and machine learning to help create a more sustainable future for the world. These special monthly happy hours feature live stories from National Geographic Explorers, fun interactive activities, lively music and food and drink specials. Nov. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., National Geographic Campus, nationalgeographic.org, Tickets $20.