DC Culture Communique June 24  

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National City Christian Church

National City Christian Church represents more than a million members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination in Washington D.C. Its sanctuary was designed in 1929 by celebrated architect John Russell Pope, who also planned and built the National Archives and the Jefferson Memorial. U.S. Presidents James A. Garfield and Lyndon B. Johnson were active members of the NCCC congregation and both are memorialized in stained-glass windows in the sanctuary. Concerts by guest choral and orchestral ensembles are given throughout the year along with the NCCC's own Friday noon-time pipe organ recital series.


Photographs: Painted Rock Art of Southern Oman

Dr. William Zimmerle has spent years documenting the cave inscriptions of Dhofar as part of a digital humanities preservation project. The inscriptions give a glimpse into Oman's early history. The inscriptions extend from the coastal plain to the Rub' Al Khali desert, and to the Jebel Qara mountains. The rock art of the Dhofari mountains date to at least the late first millennium B.C., and depict animals as well as hunting and battle scenes, anthropomorphic stick and dressed figures, dhows and other ships. The exhibition of high resolution photographs taken across six archaeological field sites, is on display at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in DC through March 3.

Dead Man Walking

Jake Heggie's modern classic about a death row inmate convicted for murder and the kindhearted nun who takes on his final appeal becomes a journey powered by an unforgettable score infused with American popular styles. The nun finds herself empathizing with the inmate, but once his family and the victims' relatives share their stories, she struggles to reconcile mercy and compassion with society's demand for justice. See this emotional drama at the Kennedy Center through Saturday, March 11. 


Friday, February 24

Exhibit - Border Crossing: Jami Porter Lara
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Author Talk - Reagan v. Gorbatchev with Guillaume Serina
e Française de Washington DC

Concert - Famous Contemporaries
The Embassy of France

Saturday, February 25

Theater - Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King
National Theatre

Exhibit - Guided Highlights Tour

Exhibit - A Treaty of Peace and Amity: The Treaty of Ghent and the War of 1812
Octagon Museum

Event - Magic of Spying: Tradecraft Trickery
International Spy Museum

Sunday, February 26

Lecture - Luce Artist Talk with Sparkplug Collective
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Film - Iranian Film Festival: 76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Kiarostami
National Gallery of Art

Theater - Watch on the Rhine
Arena Stage

Monday, February 27

Exhibit - Chinamania 
Freer Sackler 

Exhibit - An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion After the Revolution 
DAR Museum

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

Tuesday, February 28

Event - Hirshhorn Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - Tour: ASID HQ Case Study

Exhibit - #iseedc2016
District Architecture Center

Wednesday, March 1

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln Cottage

Exhibit - New Ground: The Southwest of Maria Martinez and Laura Gilpin
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

Thursday, March 2

Event - A Night In Montmarte
The Phillips Collection

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

Theater - Intelligence
Arena Stage

Newsletter for February 24 to March 2, 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

March 3

Opening Reception: Contributions of Muslim Women in History
America's Islamic Heritage Museum

March 4

Three Exhibits AU Arts Museum 
Adventures for Creative Tourists

March 9

OnStage featuring Korea National Contemporary Dance Company
Arena Stage

March 16
Pink Tie Party
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

The 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes spring in Washington DC! Learn about NCBF events and other things to do during the celebration.


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.

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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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