New year, new bucket list! while it sure was great to see DC return to its usual lively, loud, and fun self this 2021, we’re ready to start anew.Things might be feeling a bit uncertain at the moment but we’ve still got our eyes set on a brighter and even more fun 2022. From candlelit concerts to dazzling art exhibitions and exciting new restaurants, here are some of the best happenings every Washingtonian should add to their 2022 bucket list!
1. Don’t miss your appointment with the Queen and Bridgerton’s Regency-era ball!
Do you have what it takes to be crowned the evening’s Incomparable? Put on your most fashionable outfits and get ready for a night full of glamour and elegance at this unique and immersive experience coming to DC this April. The Queen will be in search of the Diamond of the Season, so your wit and charm will be put to the test. And you’ll be guided through the night by the voice of the enigmatic Lady Whistledown herself! Get your tickets here.
2. Enjoy stunning, candlelit concerts by Candlelight
You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) winter here in Washington DC, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to a beautiful open-air venue for the season. Book your tickets here.
3. Get up close and personal with Michelangelo’s iconic Sistine Chapel
This amazing event, coming from the LA-based SEE Global Entertainment (SEE™), a family of companies that specialize in global touring exhibitions, utilizes state of the art technology that showcases every detail of one of Rome’s most beautiful and famous landmarks with breathtaking, 360-degree replications. Grab your tickets here.
4. Drink your way through the District
Experience the District with a glass of your favorite spirit in hand and Drink the District. There are tons of amazing themed experiences for wine lovers, beer enthusiasts and shot aficionados, all the way from a Rosé Festival to a Wine and Beer Cherry Blossom tasting festival!
5. Watch Frida Kahlo’s most stunning masterpieces come to life at this upcoming immersive exhibition
Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience will blend 360-degree projection technology with a state-of-the-art sound system to immerse you in art, and make you feel as if you’ve stepped inside a painting. It’s the first time that the works of Frida & Diego are being displayed with immersive light technology, which is sure to give you a brand new perspective on their playful, provocative, and moving paintings. Grab your tickets here!
6. Enjoy some cocktails under the sea with the Little Mermaid and her friends
Amongst stormy waters and glimmering pearls, you can now discover the submerged world of The Little Mermaid in DC. The underwater experience will be infused with spectacular decor, exciting performances and delightful cocktails inspired by The Little Mermaid. Get ready to immerse yourself in a timeless tale!
7. Tantalize your taste buds with this dark dining experience
Imagine stepping inside a restaurant blanketed in darkness and being served a sublime three-course meal – the flavors and textures of which are intensified by your remaining senses. Sounds a little bit incredible, right? This special event promises to “elevate your meal to a whole new level” with darkened surroundings – letting just you, your taste buds and your sense of smell to enjoy a three-course meal at the Ambar Clarendon. Reserve your table here!