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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 12/11/2009

Got Plans? redux: That's so D.C.

By Julia Beizer

One of my favorite Got Plans? questions in recent weeks came in toward the end of yesterday's chat:

Quintessential D.C. activities: Hi, Gurus,

My friend is moving to the area after living in Africa for three years. I am making her a "Living in D.C." Guide (and of course, Guru recs feature prominently).

I am trying to list events/activities she really should do for the year or two that she lives here. I have a range thus far -- international film festival, Restaurant Week, drag queen race, Screen on the Green. I was hoping you --- or the chatters -- might have any other ideas to add? What is your favorite annual activity in the D.C. metro area?

I responded with a few of my faves (Arts on Foot, Crafty Bastards and the Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Race), but I wanted to throw this one back out to you guys. What are your favorite annual events here in town? Let us know below.

We also chatted about holiday happenings, New Year's Eve, bottomless brunches, smoking in Virginia and wine shops. Check the full transcript here and check back in next Thursday for our next episode of Got Plans.

-- Julia Beizer

By Julia Beizer  | December 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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The Christmas lights at the Botanic Gardens come to mind.

Posted by: EricS2 | December 11, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

I would suggest a few sporting ideas:

Nats game (at least the stadium is nice)

Caps game

Posted by: smperk | December 11, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Women in Jazz festival at the Kennedy Center every May.

Environmental Film Festival all over the city in March.

A second for the Botanic Gardens Christmas decorations, with a special plug for taking advantage of the evenings when they stay open late. The Conservatory looks completely different when it's dark outside.

Posted by: mspatterson | December 11, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

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