And another MUST DO is a TOUR OF THE NPR STUDIOS. I went on Monday and found it it quite fascinating. The tours are free and are available every weekday at 11AM. Registration can be made at http://www.npr.org/about-npr/177066727/visit-npr
The nearby NoMa metro stop is two blocks away and gives one another perspective of the changing city scene.
The bookstores of Politics and Prose
A fascinating array of book reviews this next month range from a talk by Joyce Carol Oates, to a book on Obama, the Clintons and the racial divide, to a look at who is in charge of America's schools to college football and the money chase, to a doctor reflecting on race and medicine to Thurgood Marshall to Machine Gun Kelly to the use of dro0nes to 1944 as the year that changed history to a look at environmental concerns.and Marvin Kalb's book, Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine and the New Cold War! WHEW!
The National Archives
Films, book reviews and talks ranging from Building he St. Louis Arch (A Guggenheim tribute) to Nine from Little Rock to Andrew Jackson to 1920's fashions to Eisenhower and Nixon.
The Library of Congress
Concerts and talks ranging from homegrown blue grass to celebrating Ola Belle Reed to A history of public libraries to Mariachi music to religious freedom and the constitution to from a slave ship to Harvard to the music of Blind Boy Paxton to stories that helped win WWII.
Presentations ranging from the economy to The "Francis Factor" Revisited
Smithsonian's American Art Museum
Concerts including jazz by the U. S. Army Blues to David Rubinstein at the piano to various art lectures including American Impressionism