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The 5 best things to do in DC in November

From beer festivals to Katie Couric, here’s what to look forward to in DC this month.

These five events are worth the trip into the District this month.

This post originally appeared in our November 2019 issue. For more fun things to do across the region, subscribe to our newsletters.

Photo courtesy of DC Beer Fest

DC Beer Fest
Nationals Park will host DC’s largest beer festival featuring over 80 breweries, live music, food trucks and more. Whether a general attendee or VIP,  this tasty brew fest will make all your beer dreams come true. // Nov. 2; noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; Nationals Park: 1500 S. Capital St. SE, Washington, DC; $45-$75

Photo courtesy of The Emporium

The Emporiyum
Grab your foodie friends for a weekend of endless variety of top-quality food and crafts. The Emporiyum is back in DC for a three-day festival that will showcase delicious food and drink from artisans near and far. // Nov. 8-10; times vary; Dock 5 at Union Market:  1309 Fifth St. NE, Washington, DC; $15-$80

Katie Couric (Photo by Kevin Lynch Inc)

A Conversation with Katie Couric
Accomplished journalist—and Northern Virginia native—Katie Couric has been delivering the news for four decades. From the Today show to the CBS Evening News and now as a documentary filmmaker and founder of her own media company, Couric is a fixture in American media. She’s also a fierce advocate for cancer awareness. In a very special Smithsonian Associates event, the newswoman will receive the John P. McGovern Award and participate in an intimate discussion about her life’s work. // Nov. 12; 6:45 p.m.; National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium: 10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC; $25-$35

Photo courtesy of National Theatre

RENT, The Musical
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the groundbreaking Broadway show brings its hit songs and moving material to DC. Telling the story of seven struggling artists, RENT, The Musical walks you through an unforgettable year of each artist’s experiences—which remain as relevant today as they did two decades ago—leaving the audience with a sense of hope and joy in moments of fear and doubt. // Nov. 12-17; times vary; National Theatre: 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC; $54-$204

Photo courtesy of the Kennedy Center

NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert
Potterheads, get ready for a spectacular live concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy the cinematic film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on a giant HD screen while the NSO plays alongside the film, giving the viewer an immersive one-of-a-kind Harry Potter experience—and a new holiday tradition at The Kennedy Center. // Nov. 29-Dec. 1; times vary; The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC; $29-$99

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