Newsletter for October 11 to October 17, 2019 Newsletter for October 11 to October 17, 2019

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Culturfied International Children's Festival

Culturfied International Children's Festival is Monday, October 14, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center from 11 am to 4 pm. Attend this annual culturally enriching festival with your family! Embassy booths display geography, attire, arts and crafts, food samples and a host of fun activities. Staff from more than 30 participating embassies will stamp souvenir passports and share their cultural traditions. Guests may also enjoy dance and musical performances and a children's fashion show!


We'd like to take this opportunity to announce that we have an announcement section on our website. It's a place for you to find information about and from our Affiliate members. For years, we connected to you through events and activities—things to do in DC's neighborhoods. You can still find those every week in our Culture Communiqué and every day at our online Events Calendar, but sometimes information that you may want to know doesn't fit those themes. Now you can engage with your favorite Affiliates through Volunteer Recruitment Announcements, Job Availability Announcements, and General Information Announcements that may include everything from educational courses to fellowships for study and anything else that does not fit concisely under one of the other categories. Tour our website to learn more. 

Embassy of Argentina

The Embassy of Argentina is in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of DC, in a house built for Congressman George Franklin Huff and designed by architect Horace Trumbauer. In 1913, the Argentine government purchased the building for use as its diplomatic mission.  The building also serves as an art gallery for Argentinian artists. On display now at the Embassy are the exhibitions Expiation and Geometric Conversations. Expiation features resin and oil wall sculptures; Geometric Conversations, the legacy of abstraction and geometry in painting. 

Friday, October 11

Exhibit - 100 Years of Cartoons in El Universal 
Mexican Cultural Institute   

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

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

Event - Long Lunch: Paella
Hill Center

Saturday, October 12

Tour - Embassy Row
Washington Walks

Event - Over the Line: Closing Reception
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Exhibit - Betsabeé Romero
National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Tour - Family Program
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Sunday, October 13

Exhibit - First Ladies 
Madame Tussauds

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

Tour - Embassy Row and Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

Exhibit - Animals, Collected
National Building Museum

Monday, October 14

Exhibit - Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings
Korean Cultural Center

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

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

Exhibit - Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, October 15

Event - An Evening with Jay Matternes: Visions of Lost Worlds
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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

Event - Curating Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
DAR Museum

Wednesday, October 16

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

Film - Born Bone Born 
Japan Information & Culture Center

Event - Eudora Welty Lecture: Jesmyn Ward
Folger Theatre

Film - Milunka Savic, The Great War Heroine
Alliance Francaise

Thursday, October 17

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Concert - Global Sounds on the Hill: Asa-Chang & Junray
Hill Center

Event - Tudor Nights: Stepping Out In Style
Tudor Place

Concert - Pat McGee Band
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Newsletter for October 11 to October 17, 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

Comedy Down at Dupont Underground

Join the monthly Comedy Showcase at Dupont Underground on Wednesday, October 16 and enjoy some laughs. The event introduces audiences to some of the best up-and-coming comedians from the Washington area and abroad. Proceeds fund projects with the Washington, DC arts community. Local vendors show art and crafts, including clothing, painting, and more. This ticketed event begins at 8:30 pm.

CultureBlast: Creative Interpretations to Visual Art

Harness your creative response to visual art in this writing workshop at IA&A Hillyer on Thursday, October 17, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Capture your experience of Jubee Lee's meditative exhibition After the big wind stops, I see gentle waves as your instructor guides you through a series of writing prompts and invitations to consider the art work. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an original piece of writing and a toolkit for creative expression. Participants are asked to bring a notebook, pen and pencil.

The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

Judy Chicago's latest body of work tackles human mortality and species extinction. This exhibit is on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts until January 20. NMWA is the first venue to showcase this new series. Chicago's stark images are divided into three sections including a series that depicts the five stages of grief, personified. The exhibition is comprised of nearly 40 works of sculpture, paintings and mixed media.

October 18
Ibero-American Photography
Dupont Underground

October 19 
VIDART Silent Art Auction
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

October 19
Civil War Tour
Congressional Cemetery

October 20
The Barns at Wolf Trap

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