, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

So yes, the hawk has been out a few times now and we’ve pulled out our gloves, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stay in the house for the season. There’s a lot going on in and around DC. So bundled up and see what’s happening.

Today, Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair will take place at Union Market from 10am to 5pm. So if you are looking for something unique, perfecting your hipster look or a great knit sweater, this is probably the place to go. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

Today, the H Street Movemberfest takes place. Movember takes place every year in November across the US and rallies men to grow moustaches in an effort to raise awareness and funds for cancers affecting men. For $12, your wristband will give you deals on food and drinks at different bars and restaurants on H Street.

There’s a lot going on at the Smithsonian museums. I’m looking forward to checking out the African Cosmos – Stellar Arts at the Museum of African Art and the FOOD exhibit at the Museum of American History (opens November 20). I also didn’t know there was a National Design Museum, so that will be added to my list.

Jose Andres Minibar has reopened. I’ve never heard anything bad about it except that it’s worth the splurge. It’s reservations only and they are only taken via email at reserve@minibarbyjoseandres.com. (WaPo)

ICE! will be back November 16 through January 6 at the Gaylord National Harbor. Filled with ice sculptures and 20-feet ice slides, this year’s theme is Dreamworks: Shrek the Halls. I’ve been wanting to go for a few years now and I’m going to make it happen this year.

Two new ice skating rinks are in town. The ice skating rink at Georgetown Waterfront is scheduled to open this month (NBC Washington). It will be bigger than both the Rockefeller Center rink in New York City and the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden rink.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday Noon to 9 pm
Friday Noon to 10 pm
Saturday 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday 10 am to 7 pm

Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for children, seniors and military members. Skate rental is $5.The rink will be open until March 1, 2013.

The other rink is located in Rockville Town Center. While the rink at Georgetown Waterfront will be huge, this rink is a pretty nice size as well.

Operating Hours:
Monday-Thursday Noon to 10pm
Friday Noon to 11pm
Saturday 10am to 11pm
Sunday 10am to 10pm
Extended hours on Holidays

Skating Rates:
$7 (12 and under), $8 (13 and older), $3 Skate Rentals. Family Season Passes and Individual Season Passes are available. Discount cards are available as well.

See. There’s a lot going on and you should get out an explore. Anything I left off the list and should be added? Let me know.

– G