DC Culture Communique June 24  

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Located in the heart of the Nation's Capital, the DC Tour and Visitor Center at BEP is a great place to learn all about US paper currency. You can see millions of dollars being printed as you walk along the gallery overlooking the production floor. The free 40-minute experience includes an introductory film and gallery tour of the production process.

 

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George and Martha invite Nick and Honey to their home after a faculty party. What awaits their late-night guests is not a welcoming nightcap but tempestuous verbal sparring fueled by alcohol and 20 years of marital dysfunction. Filled with acerbic wit, Albee's play is both wildly funny and heart-wrenching, exposing the fears and secrets of both couples as the lines between reality and illusion blur. Aaron Posner directs and Holly Twyford stars as Martha. See this show at Ford's Theatre from January 21 to February 19.

Amending America

Featuring more than 50 original documents, this exhibit at the National Archives highlights the story of how Americans have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form "a more perfect union." Learn about some of the 11,000 proposed (but not ratified) amendments including: H.R. 8 - to prohibit any person involved in a duel from holding federal office (1838), H.J. Res. 661 to prohibit drunkenness (1938, five years after the repeal of Prohibition), and Petition for a constitutional amendment to expel members of Congress who are absent for more than 40 percent of roll call votes (1971). The exhibit is on display through September 4, 2017.

 

Friday, January 20

Exhibit - Bingata! Only in Okinawa
George Washington University Textile Museum

Exhibit - Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting
Embassy of Australia

Exhibit - Nengajo 2017
Japan Information and Culture Center

Exhibit - World War I: American Artists View the Great War
Library of Congress

Saturday, January 21


Exhibit - District II
National Building Museum

Theater - Copenhagen
Theatre J

Event - Free Communty Weekend: Women's March on Washington
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Sunday, January 22

Event - Demonstations: Artisans at Work
Freer Sackler

Exhibit - CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect
Newseum

Film - Can We Change It?
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Monday, January 23

Lecture - The Historic American Buildings Survey: 80 Years of Preservation 
District Architecture Center

Theater - Roe
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
National Gallery of Art

Tuesday, January 24

Film - The Second Time Around
DCJCC

Exhibit - Delimitations
Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, DC

Exhibit - Blair House: The President's Guest House
White House Historical Association

Wednesday, January 25

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Event - Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 101 
International Spy Museum

Concert - Musicians from Marlboro
Library of Congress

Thursday, January 26

Exhibit - Jake Berthot
Phillips Collection

Exhibit - The Awards Show!
District Architecture Center

Event - Exploring the Conservation of Folk Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Newsletter for January 20 to January 26, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the city's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website

     
January 27-February 5

Washington Auto Show
Washington Convention Center

January 28

Shine a Light on the Past! 
DAR Museum

February 1

International Guitar Night
Wolf Trap

February 17
Wine and Cheese Happy Hour
Alliance Fran
çaise

 

 

DC Vignettes Scented Candles

Whether you like lavender, rose, or pine, this collection of candles will sooth and relax you. Choose from six scents and order today. Cultural Tourism DC receives a portion of the proceeds.

Bring DC Home for the New Year!

With amazing historical photographs and maps, Washington at Home is a book filled with interesting stories and images of DC's storied past. Click here to get your copy. 

Vintage DC Wines: Great Wine and Great Art 

Enjoy these Chilean wines with your family, friends, and co-workers. Artist Dana Ellyn created the beautiful labels, which represent selected DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails. Click to purchase a bottle or the collection.

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