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Monday Mingle: Martinis & Magic @ The Mansion on O & O Street Museum
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mix, mingle and unwind from the day with a martini as you witness magic before your very eyes. Master Magician Rich Bloch will astonish & amaze you with close-up magic – no stage, no curtains – you are the audience and the participant in this one-of-a-kind experience!

— Doors Open: 5:00pm [1st & 3rd Monday every month]
— Includes 1 Martini
— Magic Show at 7:00 pm (close up)
— Explore themed rooms & exhibits
— Search for secret doors
— Find the hidden speakeasy to see 6 famous magic Houdin clocks (that’s right, its behind a secret door)
— Cash Bar

One of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. Richard Bloch is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association), author and playwright.

Conversations – Predictive Policing: Forecasting Crime with Big Data @ National Law Enforcement Museum
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Big data technologies are changing policing and it is important that everyone understands how they are affecting your community. What happens when an algorithm determines you are statistically likely to commit a violent act? What does it mean when a computer decides your police department should stakeout your neighborhood grocery? How can a police department make smart, data-driven decisions about their resources without losing the trust of their community? Join a panel of experts at the Museum for a discussion on these questions and more. Panelists from the DC region and other major cities will talk about their experience with predictive policing and what you should know of this new technology.

Moderated by NBC4 Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins
– Dr. Andrew G. Ferguson from the University of DC and author of The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement
– Reverend Tony Lee, founder and Senior Pastor of the Community of Hope A.M.E. Church in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland
– Chief Jonathan Lewin of the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Technical Services

Women’s History Celebration @ DAR Museum
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the DAR Museum! Join us to recognize powerful American women who left their mark on history. Come learn about your favorite heroines and discover some new faces as well. Activities, crafts, games, and more with FREE admission!

World’s Fair at the DAR Museum @ DAR Museum
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

“You must see this fair.” – Hamlin Garland, 1893

Experience the excitement, innovation, and wonder of a c.1900 World’s Fair. Learn about inventions that thrilled fairgoers and play games enjoyed by children and adults alike at these grand events. Celebrate cultures around the world by exploring the booths of local embassies and cultural centers. Fun for the whole family, this event is not one to miss!