Special Events

Highlights from a series of one-time Arts and Humanities events include:

Laughter is the Best Medicine, an evening with actor David Hyde Pierce and playwright Wendy Wasserstein to benefit the Arts and Humanities Program.

Gift of the Arts InviteGift of the Arts takes place during the holiday season to celebrate all of the arts at Lombardi and offer creative gift ideas, with proceeds from sales to benefit Arts and Humanities. A full day of music, dance, painting and art for gift giving creates a festive holiday mood at Lombardi.

Knitting Festival

Knitting Festival
A loyal group of Lombardi knitters produced an impressive array of scarves, sweaters, hats and mittens to sell. A knitting contest identifiedthe fastest knitter at Lombardi, while Claire Wagner, the knitting doctor, was on hand to teach beginners and rescue more advanced knitters from knitting.

Northern Ireland Artist Exchange Northern Ireland was a featured guest country at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, July 2008. To celebrate this event, multiple artists from Northern Ireland offered concerts, exhibitions poetry readings, theater and residencies across the Washington metropolitan area. Several artists joined the Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program for special residencies including Elaine Agnew, composer, Kate Newmann, poet, and Andrea Spencer, glass artist. Clowns from Cahoots Children's theater made impromptu appearances in physician meetings, elevators and patient rooms, playing the ukulele and singing silly songs that brought smiles to even the most somber faces.