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Social Arts and Culture

The nonprofit Social Arts and Culture (SAAC) uses the power of performing, visual, media and literary arts to educate and advance selected DC communities. SAAC works to create the space for socially responsible artisans to collaborate and collectively participate in programs designed to reach neglected communities. The organization drives social impact by showing art as a change agent for social causes, workforce development, and profitable creative businesses.


The Pink Tie Party

Known as the springtime affair in Washington, the Pink Tie Party at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on March 16 marks the end of winter and the official beginning of blossom season. Proceeds benefit the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. Attendees will enjoy spring-inspired cuisine and cocktails from top local restaurants. There will be delicious food and an open bar, unique entertainment, and a silent auction.


100 Years of America's National
Park Service

In honor of the National Park Centennial, the National Museum of Natural History features an exhibit dedicated to presenting the incredible experiences that national parks provide. The exhibit showcases more than 50 images from award-winning photographers, displaying monuments, historic sites, lakeshores and seashores, and battlefields. 100 Years details how the museum and the National Park Service have worked together to maintain and celebrate the country's most important natural and cultural heritage sites.


Friday, March 10

Exhibit - Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Theater - Ragtime
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, March 11

Film - Moulin Rouge (2001)
Phillips Collection

Event - Shamrockfest
RFK Stadium

Event - Georgetown Art Gallery Crawl
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Event - Harry Potter and the Art of Spying: Young Agent Edition
International Spy Museum

Sunday, March 12

Concert - Music at the Monastery
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

Exhibit - Annenberg Space For Photography's REFUGEE

Theater - Intelligence
Arena Stage

Monday, March 13

Exhibit - Into the Woods 
Zenith Gallery 

Exhibit - K Arts: Making It New
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - El vuelo y su semilla
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tuesday, March 14

Event - Washington Jewish Literary Festival

Lecture - Collection Storage Tips
DAR Museum

Film - DC Premiere of Water & Power: A California Heist
National Geographic

Wednesday, March 15

Film - Cine Club: Les Amours Imaginaires (Heartbeats)
Alliance Français de Washington DC

Film - Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures
Environmental Film Festival at Carnegie Institution for Science

Exhibit - Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tour
Hirshhorn Museum

Thursday, March 16

Event - One Big Home
National Building Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt at Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre

Concert - Third Thursdays: A Lunchtime Concert Series
Live at 10th and G!

Newsletter for March 10 to March 16, 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 24

Escape the Botanic Garden!
U.S. Botanic Garden

March 25

SAAM Cherry Blossom Celebration 
Smithsonian American Art Museum

March 25

The Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths
National Building Museum

April 6-9
Benjamin Drummond Emancipation Day
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

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


Autographed 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!

Job opening: Database Coordinator at CTDC

Cultural Tourism DC has an opening for a part-time position, Database Coordinator. The coordinator will maintain the volunteer, communications and fundraising databases. For more information, click on the link.

PassportDC Sponsorships 

Cultural Tourism DC works with its sponsors to customize sponsorship packages that meet their marketing and/or philanthropic goals. Click on this link to learn more.

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