Newsletter for September 6 to September 12, 2019 Newsletter for September 6 to September 12, 2019

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DC State Fair

Gateway DC will host the 10th annual DC State Fair Sunday, September 8, from 11 am to 7 pm. This event is a free, family-friendly showcase of food, music, art and entertainment. Peruse arts and crafts, enjoy food and drinks from DC-based vendors, and dance to live music. Participate in workshops and contests, including best apple pie and other baked goods, photography, plants, hula hoops, tattos and more. Events include a mumbo-sauce showdown, dance competition, and a pet parade!


We may ask you to keep up, but this is the only time we'll ask you to rush when referring to WalkingTown DC, September 14—22, our annual celebration of Washington, DC. So far, we received more than 1,600 reservations for 79 tours. WalkingTown DC is our longest running program because it is a terrific way to learn about the District of Columbia. Professional tour guides and others who are passionate about the city, its art, culture, and history share their expertise for free. Reservations are required. Many tours have reached capacity and space will only become available if someone cancels her/his reservation. It is one of the best values in Washington. Quick—check the tour schedule and make your selection now!

Tenleytown Main Street

Tenleytown Main Street is a recognized DC Main Streets Program and is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development. Established in 2015, Tenleytown Main Street seeks to revitalize the Tenleytown business corridor by leveraging its history to attract new businesses, and make Tenleytown a more desirable place to work and play. On September 14, Tenleytown will join seven other neighborhoods for Art All Night from 7:00 pm to midnight. Public and private spaces along Wisconsin Avenue will transform into pop-up galleries and performance stages for an evening of art in all its forms.

Friday, September 6

Event - Annual Knight's Tower Tour
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception  

Event - 10th Annual DC State Fair Reception
University of the District of Columbia

Event - Opening Reception: Newly Connected
Korean Cultural Center

Event - DC's Best Young Comedians: A Night of Stand Up Comedy
Dupont Underground

Saturday, September 7

Tour - Embassy Row
Washington Walks

Exhibit - Animals, Collected
National Building Museum

Event - Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth!
The Mansion on O Street

Exhibit - It's Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family
U.S. Botanic Garden

Event - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Sunday, September 8

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Event - Sunday Strolls
Congressional Cemetery

Event - Cultural Capital: Girlhood Interrupted
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - American Roots Concert Series: C.J. Chenier and the Red-Hot Louisiana Band
Hill Center

Monday, September 9

Exhibit - Seriously Funny: From the Desk of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Event - Story Time
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

Exhibit - Sculptures by Sandra Franklin Ehlers & Patricia Urrutia
Embassy of Uruguay

Tuesday, September 10

Exhibit - Animals in Japanese Outsider Art
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology
DAR Museum

Event - Oman Night at Maydan
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Wednesday, September 11

Exhibit - Delivering America: Airmail to Email
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - Smart Policies for a Changing Climate 
American Society of Landscape Architects

Event - Teacher Talk: 1 Henry IV
Folger Shakespeare Library

Thursday, September 12

Exhibit - Over the Line
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Exhibit - Starting from the Island: Contemporary Art from Taiwan
IA&A at Hillyer

Exhibit - 100 Years of Cartoons in El Universal: Mexico - United States as Seen by Mexican Cartoonists
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Newsletter for September 6 to September 12, 2019. Find more events on our calendar, which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website

Afghanistan's Centennial Festival

The Embassy of Afghanistan invites the community to celebrate Afghanistan's 100 Year Anniversary with family fun! This event will be held at the Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville on September 7. Hear live performances by Afghan musicians, with cultural songs, dances and activities for all ages. The Centennial Festival is a day of musical performances by Afghan singers, featuring a Bazaar with live demonstrations, Afghan food, games, and treats. Continue through the Bazaar to the Kid Zone with carnival style games and activities. Take a ride on The Lapis Lazuli Corridor Interactive Train, and in the evening participate in the Attan (a national dance).

Sneaker Con DC

Sneaker Con is back in DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for a special two-day event. See some of the greatest sneaker designs and trends at Sneaker Con on September 7 and 8. Sneaker fanatics and shoe fashion enthusiasts enjoy this opportunity to buy, sell and trade the freshest footwear. Dozens of vendors will also be on hand showing off the latest editions and sought-after pairs. Tickets are $25 to $40 each.

Adams Morgan Day Festival!

On September 8, from 12 noon to 6 pm, experience Adams Morgan Day, the longest-running neighborhood festival in the District. The event will be at 18th Street NW, between Columbia Road NW and Florida Avenue NW. The lively 18th Street will buzz with music, food vendors, for-sale artwork and family-friendly activities. Celebrate one of DC's most diverse neighborhoods with this volunteer-led extravaganza that showcases the businesses, artists and organizations of Adams Morgan.

September 14
Shake Up Your Saturday: How To Be A Shakespearean Actor
Folger Theatre

September 14
Art All Night 
DC Commission on the
Arts & Humanities

September 18
Art Galleries Opening Reception

Hill Center

October 5
Adams Morgan PorchFest
Adams Morgan BID

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