DC Culture Communique June 24  

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Van Ness Main Street

Van Ness Main Street is one of DC's newest main street programs. Van Ness is a DC neighborhood which combines the convenience of Metro access and urban amenities, with the beauty and serenity of Soapstone Valley and Rock Creek Park. Residents are drawn to an easy commute, numerous retail options, a family-friendly atmosphere with engaged citizens, and stunning hiking trails. Van Ness Main Street has a mission to make Van Ness a beautiful, sustainable, walkable, and vibrant economic and cultural hub by supporting the growth of existing businesses, attracting new, local enterprises, and activating local cultural institutions.


Book Talk and Film Screening

This Saturday, February 4, at 11:00am join author Gloria J. Browne-Marshall at the African American Civil War Museum as she illuminates the struggle for equal voting rights in the United States. Following her book talk, there will be a screening of the documentary film 13th, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. 13th is a film directed by Ava DuVernay and is centered on race in the United State's criminal justice system. The film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery. RSVP online or by calling 202-667-2667.

Gilliam, Knox and Miró at The Kreeger Museum

In celebration of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Kreeger Museum is displaying selected works from the permanent collection by Sam Gilliam and Simmie Knox. The Museum's relationship with both artists dates back to the early 1970s when David and Carmen Kreeger purchased their works. This exhibit is on display until February 18. 

The art of Joan Miró is presented in a special exhibition and includes The Kreeger's complete collection of Miró's works. Visit the Museum through February 25 to see The Mallorca Suite, Makimono, and El Vol de l'Alosa (The Flight of the Lark).


Friday, February 3

Exhibit - Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting
Embassy of Australia

Event - Color In Creativity Night
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Saturday, February 4

Exhibit - Chinamania
Freer Sackler

Event - Archi-Builder Studio
District Architecture Center

Tour - The George Washington Masonic Memorial
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Event - Slave Spy: The Story of James Lafayette
International Spy Museum

Sunday, February 5

Film - Aida's Secrets

Event - Chinese New Year Celebration
Freer Sackler

Theater - Watch on the Rhine
Arena Stage

Monday, February 6

Exhibit - Suspicious Growths Works by Tai Hwa Goh 
Korean Cultural Center 

Concert - IBIS Chamber Music Concert 
Heurich House

Event - Dead Man Walking
Washington National Cathedral

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

Tuesday, February 7

Theater - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Ford's Theatre

Film - My Shortest Love Affair

Tour - Docent's Choice
National Portrait Gallery

Wednesday, February 8

Film - Rois & Reine (Kings and Queens)
Alliance Fran
çaise de Washington DC

Exhibit - American by Belief 
President Lincoln's Cottage

Concert - The National Symphony Orchestra with Joshua Bell, curated by Gourmet Symphony 
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Film - 4-D Film

Thursday, February 9

Event - Artists' Perspective by Audra Buck-Coleman and Justin Strom
Phillips Collection

Event - Full STEAM Ahead: Home School Science
National Museum of the United States Navy

Film - Red
National Gallery of Art

Newsletter for February 3 to February 9, 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

February 11

Old Fashioned Valentines
DAR Museum

February 12

Concert: Blue Heron 
National Gallery of Art

February 12

Religious Diversity and Human Dignity

February 24
Concert: Famous Contemporaries
Russian Chamber Art Society

The 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes spring in Washington DC, learn about the cherry blossom events and things to do on the Tidal Basin.


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.

Shop on Amazon and Donate to CTDC!

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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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