The Smithsonian has some great events happening over the next few weeks!

Before the stress of the upcoming holidays drags you under, head to the Smithsonian for a couple of fun November events!

Smithsonian Food History Weekend

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WHEN: November 1-3 | Thursday Black-Tie Gala | Friday Roundtables | Saturday Festival and After-Hours Event
WHERE: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
CONTACT: Click here

Shout-out to the National Museum of American History for making a weekend-long event about food! Yes, you read it correctly -- there's a weekend-long event dedicated to exploring the history of food (something we all love). Learn all about how people have shaped regional American food cultures, and watch live demonstrations, too. And when you get hungry (which we imagine you would), there's a cafeteria on the museum's lower level! No actual food tastings are available at the free Saturday festival -- just lots and lots of learning!

Strike a Prose: Family Stories

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WHEN: Friday, November 9 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
CONTACT: Click here

If you're a writer and are having a severe case of writer's block, we might have just the thing for you! The National Portrait Gallery is hosting Strike a Prose: Family Stories. This free writing workshop will use the amazingly cool exhibit, "Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now," to help attendees channel their creative energy into writing about their loved ones. You can read, discuss, write, and explore your family dynamics -- as well as get past that pesky creative slump! Registration required.

Are you planning on going to either of these unique Smithsonian events? Let us know in the comments below!

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