December 9, 2018 all-day
Kennedy Center
$179 for Bayside Members, $189 for Guests & Extended Family Members
Jennifer Idzi


Take a trip to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. for the day! This Bayside Institute trip will begin with a tour of the facility, followed by lunch from the grill, and conclude with the matinee showing of Ballet West: The Nutcracker.

Touring The John F. Kennedy Center

The tour highlights the historic events that led up to the establishment of the national cultural center that is also our nation’s living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, and includes an interactive exhibit on his life and presidency. Visitors also learn about the works of art given to the Center, such as Robert Berks’s bust of President Kennedy, Willy Weber’s Apollo X, and the stunning Israeli Lounge. The tour concludes with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the nation’s capital from the building’s roof terrace.

Lunch from the Grille
Includes your choice of hamburger, grilled chicken sandwich, black bean burger, or chicken fingers; french fries or side salad; chocolate chip cookie, whole fruit, and bottled soft drink, water, or iced tea.

Ballet West: The Nutcracker Matinee
Show time: 1:30PM
All seats are reserved in Tier 1 of the Opera House 

“Witty, crisp, and enchanting”
 —The Salt Lake Tribune

No company holds a more storied relationship with The Nutcracker than Ballet West, which has kept the celebrated first complete American version of the ballet in its repertoire since 1963.

Utah’s preeminent company captivated our audiences in 2014 with a dazzling production of the timeless tale of holiday enchantment. Now, Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker, which was unveiled in Salt Lake City last year. Pairing reimagined designs with beloved choreography, the opulent production delivers treasured moments and surprising new delights. Featuring grand sets and fantastical costumes alongside Tchaikovsky’s cherished score, this Nutcracker is a glittering, larger-than-life adventure. Don’t miss an unforgettable journey to the Land of Sweets and a festive holiday treat for the entire family.

Award-winning illustrator, designer, and paper designer Yevgeniya Yeretskaya will autograph various pop-up books in the Grand Foyer outside the Opera House on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 12-4 p.m.

Getting There

A passenger bus will depart from the Welcome Center at 7:00AM and include one stop along the way to use the restroom. We will depart directly after the matinee, the duration of the matinee is still to be announced.

Register to reserve your spot today! Limited space and tickets available, however a minimum of 20 reservations is required. Accounts will be charged on November 7th.

The maximum number of registrations for this class has been reached. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact the Bayside Institute Coordinator, Jennifer Idzi, at [email protected]