Newsletter for October 4 to October 10, 2019 Newsletter for October 4 to October 10, 2019

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Adams Morgan PorchFest DC

It may never be easier to get up close and personal with the musical talent of DC than at this weekend's Adams Morgan PorchFest. Join thousands of area residents as they stroll by and linger at the front porches of homes and a few local businesses serving as intimate performance space for dome of DC's favorite local bands. Adams Morgan PorchFest DC is presented annually by Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District. PorchFest is free and happens Saturday, October 5, from 2 pm to 6 pm.

New and Renewed Affiliates

  • American Red Cross
  • Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
  • Congressional Cemetery Association
  • Culturfied Foundation
  • Dupont Festival
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • Russian Chamber Art Society
  • U.S. Botanic Garden

Friday, October 4

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

Event - Bonsai Demonstration
Japan Information & Culture Center

Event - First Friday with Jubee Lee, Clay Duncan and Bundith Phunsombatlert
IA&A at Hillyer

Event - An Enchanted Evening: Fairy Tale Operas
Russian Chamber Arts Society

Saturday, October 5

Tour - Embassy Row
Washington Walks

Event - Shake Up Your Saturday: Supernatural Shakespeare
Folger Theatre

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

Event - Blessing of the Animals
Franciscan Monastery

Event - Trunk Show: Sandy Buffie Design
National Building Museum

Sunday, October 6

Exhibit - None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum 

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

Exhibit - Objects of Wonder
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit - The Prize-Winning Cartoons of Darrin Bell

Monday, October 7

Tour - Stories from the Old Senate Chamber
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Event - Riot Grrrls: The Tragedy of Othello
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Exhibit - Animals, Collected
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Portraits of the World: Korea
National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, October 8

Exhibit - 6 @35 Fabricating Culture
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Theater - August Wilson's Fences
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Wednesday, October 9

Event - 11th Annual Embassy Dinner
Greater Washington Chamber of Commerce

Event - Street Food: Arancini and Polpette 
Hill Center

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

Event - Orquesta Melao Latin Jazz and Salsa
Dupont Underground

Thursday, October 10

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

Theater - 1 Henry IV
Folger Theatre

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

Event - Noche Iberoamericana 2019
Mexican Cultural Institute

Newsletter for October 4 to October 10, 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

Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, DC presents an exhibition of works by 19 living artists following in the footsteps of an iconic art tradition. This exhibition introduces minhwa, Korea's traditional folk paintings that depict dreams through artistic expressions. Minhwa are known for the bright colors, humorous drawings, and virtues embedded within imagery. Meet minhwa artist Stephanie S. Lee during the opening reception and art workshop on Friday, October 4, at 6 pm.

College Park Day

Celebrate College Park Day on Saturday, October 5, from noon to 6 pm at the College Park Aviation Museum! There will be helicopters, trucks and snow-plows available to touch as well as arts and crafts, face painting and a gigantic kids' zone. Enjoy live music from amazing bands as you fare available from several food trucks. Watch acrobatics and other interactive performances. The event is free and open to the public, as is admission to the museum.

Dead Man's Run

Sign up for the Historic Congressional Cemetery's annual Dead Man's Run, a bare bones race for dead serious runners. On Saturday, October 5, the race begins with a toll of the funeral bell, continues throughout the cemetery and onto the Anacostia Trail for a ghostly evening run full of spooky music and fun! Join in the beer tent after the race. Costumes are encouraged, with prizes for best costumes and team costume! The race starts at 6:00 pm.

October 11
Survival Family
Japan Information & Culture Center

October 15 
Book Talk: Cult Artists 
IA&A at Hillyer

October 16
Eudora Welty Lecture: Jesmyn Ward
Folger Theatre

October 18
Royal Philatelic Society London's Anniversary Exhibition
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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