Newsletter for March 15 to March 21, 2019 Newsletter for March 15 to March 21, 2019


Follow us:      Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser here  



White House Historical Association

The White House Historical Association is a private, non-profit educational organization focused on enhancing the public's appreciate for the White House. Founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the Association commissions the annual White House Christmas Tree Ornament, publishes books and produces programs. The proceeds of all of these activities helps the Association preserve the artifacts and history of the White House. On April 4, enjoy a program with the authors of The Stephen Decatur House: A History, a book published by the Association. Purchase your tickets today for an evening that explores the history, architecture, genealogy, and includes a tour of the renovated slave quarters in the Decatur House.


Votes for Women Day

This Saturday, March 16, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and its partners host a day filled with activities honoring Women's History Month. The event also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which officially gave women the right to vote. Guests will hear stories of Americans who used their voices to inspire change, make a mini-banner, enjoy a scavenger hunt and more. Admission is free. The event is from 10 am to 3 pm.

Dear America: Exhibit by Lubna Zahid

Visit the Gandhi Memorial Center to see the work of Lubna Zahid, a classically trained artist who works in mixed media. Influenced by contemporary and classical calligraphy in Urdu, Arabic and Persian, her pieces include texts in these languages. She experiments with bold renditions of Islamic decorative forms such as the Shamsa. The exhibit opens with a reception this Saturday, March 16, at 2:00 pm. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

St. Patricks Day Festival with Solas Nua & Michael Brunnock 

In this special St. Patrick's Day solo show at the Mansion on O & O Street Museum, singer Michael Brunnock shares music from Ireland, including family songs and stories. David Byrne cast him to sing the role of an Irish musician whose voice guides Sean Penn in the filmThis Must Be the Place. Michael has won an Italian Oscar (Di Donatello) for the best original song If It Falls and has written and performed music for Italian movies Noi 4 and ManuelHe is now finishing a song cycle based on poetry. Tickets for the concert are $25; the show begins at 6 pm.


Friday, March 15

Event - The Stakes of the Francophonie in Africa
Alliance Francaise

Concert - Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Theater - Into the Woods
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, March 16

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre  

Event - Meet the Artist: Peter Wadell
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Event - Fundraiser for HI USA and World Central Kitchen
Hostelling International DC

Event - Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration

Sunday, March 17

Exhibit - Celebrating China and the Year of the Pig!
Madame Tussauds

Exhibit - Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Film - Mori: The Artist's Habitat 

Event - Kids Concert and Family Happy Hour with the Bright Siders
Hill Center

Monday, March 18

Event - Monday Mingle: Martinis & Magic
The Mansion on O & O Street Museum 

Exhibit - To Be A Woman
Korean Cultural Center

Tour - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Tuesday, March 19
Exhibit - The Way We Wear
Embassy of Australia

Event - Tudor Tot Tuesdays: Spring Sessions
Tudor Place

Exhibit - Voice Array
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - Open House 
Old Korean Legation Museum

Wednesday, March 20

Event - Film and Talk: The Green Lie
Austrian Cultural Forum

Event - The Second City: It's Not You, It's Me
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Event - The Windsock Arms
College Park Aviation Museum

Film - The Migrant Sooty Falcons in Oman
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Thursday, March 21

Exhibit - John Lennon: The Green Album
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre 

Exhibit - Hoops
National Building Museum

Exhibit - One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Celebrating New American Gardens
U.S. Botanic Garden

Newsletter for March 15 to March 21, 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


Passport DC is Coming!

The 12th annual Passport DC is this May 1-31 in Washington, DC! Join thousands of participants at this festival spotlighting 'International Cultural Awareness Month' and offering a vast array of cultural activities at embassies, street festivals and performing arts organizations throughout DC. Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available for Passport DC and/or Around the World Embassy Tour. Sign-up now or, for more information, contact Cultural Tourism DC at 202-355-4280 and





March 22

VeVe & tha Rebels
Dupont Underground

March 22 

Pink Tie Party
National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 23

Women's History Celebration
DAR Museum

March 26

The Power of Family
The Tudor Place



Sponsor Passport DC

Celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Passport DC this May with a sponsorship that puts your brand in front of thousands of DC residents and tourists taking part in embassy open houses, street festivals, and more! Learn more here.

Signed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

Volunteer at Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest!

Cultural Tourism DC invites you to volunteer for an afternoon of neighborhood fun at the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street PorchFest, Saturday, April 13. Click here to volunteer.


You are currently signed up to receive the Culture Communiqué. To unsubscribe click here.
To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.
See last week's newsletter here.

Cultural Tourism DC
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

New Phone Number: 202-355-4280

© 2019 Cultural Tourism DC, Inc. All Rights Reserved.