Behind the Scenes Spring 2016

On this spring’s Behind the Scenes tours, explore the places that sustain the city’s life, mind, and spirit


8 February

Town Hall

KCDC Event time 7 p.m.

Help imagine the future of Knowledge Commons DC.

user Instructor: Knowledge Commons DC

1 March

Behind the Scenes: Glen’s Garden Market

time 6:30 p.m.

Tour Dupont’s all-local grocery/deli/beer bar, then consume groceries/deli stuff/beer.

user Instructor: Danielle Vogel

11 March

Behind the Scenes: New Columbia Distillery

time 5 p.m.

Come visit the District’s first distillery to operate since Prohibition. 

13 March

Behind the Scenes: Right Proper Brewpub Shaw

time 2 p.m.

Watch and listen for Duke Ellington’s ghost inside.

16 March

Behind the Scenes: WAMU

time 1:30 p.m.

It is proper to bow/curtsy if you see Diane Rehm on her way to lunch.

18 March

Behind the Scenes: NPR

time 3 p.m.

Find out how your favorite disembodied voices travel from National Public Radio to your ears.

19 March

Behind the Scenes: Recycling D.C.’s Nutrients Back to Its Soils

time 1 p.m.

Tour DC Water’s Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how sewage is transformed into healthy meals for plants. 

user Instructor: Bill Brower

Behind the Scenes: Harper Macaw Chocolate Factory

time 6 p.m.

What do you do when you bring a Brazilian chocolate maker and a U.S. Marine veteran together to brainstorm? A chocolate factory. 

20 March

Behind the Scenes: Right Proper Brookland Production House & Tasting Room

time 1:30 p.m.

Get a taste of Brookland’s newest brewery. 

29 March

Behind the Scenes: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

time 6 p.m.

Is there another location in D.C. where you could see Deerhunter, Michael Ian Black, and Cory Booker all in the same place? Probably not. 

31 March

Smores Party for Smore Classes

KCDC Event time 7:30 p.m.

Sweet or savory? It’s a choose your own adventure, smores style.