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DC by Foot

DC by Foot offers pay-what-you-like walking and bus tours of the National Mall and Tidal Basin as well as walking tours through Arlington National Cemetery. The tours have been described as whirlwind performances of history that draw on jokes, stories, anecdotes, trivia competitions, and obscure facts and figures. The guides do their very best to inform and entertain you!


Fun Home

The groundbreaking, life-affirming and exquisite musical Fun Home was celebrated on Broadway, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike and winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is at the National Theatre through May 13. 


Forty Out Of One Million: The
Human Cost of the Syrian War

Berlin-based photographers Kai Wiedenhöfer and Daniel Sonnentag portray the human impact of the Syrian conflict. Their works, which approach the subject from different points of view, are being exhibited at the Goethe-Institut and Gallery Al-Quds to highlight this humanitarian crisis.

See Kai Wiedenhöfer's forty portraits of Syrian war-wounded in towns, villages and refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon between spring 2014 and 2015. By showing the aftermath of this ongoing war, Wiedenhöfer shows people who are in need.

Wiedenhöfer's work will be at the Goethe-Institut, along with two pieces from Daniel Sonnentag's exhibition They Have Names, on display through June 16.




Friday, April 21

Event - Friends and Fashion: An American Diplomat In 1820s Russia
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

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

Exhibit - Bordes / Borders 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Saturday, April 22

Tour - Guided Highlights Tour

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St Elizabeths 1852-2017
National Building Museum

Theater - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Kids Event: Bee an Architect
District Architecture Center

Sunday, April 23

Tour - Pickle Pea Walks
Lafayette Plaza

Exhibit - National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Amending America
National Archives

Event - Shakespeare's Birthday
Folger Library

Monday, April 24

Exhibit - The Pollinator-friendly Garden 
District Architecture Center 

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

Exhibit - Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan
The Japan Information Culture Center

Exhibit - Into the Woods
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Sculpture Space

Tuesday, April 25

Exhibit - Congress and the World Wars
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center 

Exhibit - From the Desk of Simone de Beauvoir
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Wednesday, April 26

Exhibit - Chinamania
Freer | Sackler

Event - Passport DC 10th Anniversary Reception
Macy's Metro Center

Event - Community Appreciation Day for Local Businesses
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Thursday, April 27

Exhibit - East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
National Gallery of Art

Event - Punctured Landscape Opening Reception
Art Museum of the Americas, OAS

Exhibit - George Condo: The Way I Think
Phillips Collection

Newsletter for April 21 to April 27, 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


April 29-April 30

Herb and Plant Sale
Franciscan Monastery

May 6

Passport DC Around The World Embassy Tour 
Various Embassies

May 13

Muslim Women's Association Annual Bazaar
The Islamic Center of Washington, DC

May 13

Mulitcultural Open House
Hostelling International

Artomatic is a multi-week, multimedia arts event. See art and artists through May 6 at Crystal City for its signature art event!


Crowdfunding Campaign for 
Passport DC

With embassy open houses, street festivals, performances and exhibitions, Passport DC offers something for everyone. Last year more than 235,000 people participated! Help us keep Passport DC free and accessible. Donate today!

Volunteer for Around The World Embassy Tour!

Meet local Washingtonians and interact with area diplomats on May 6. Our information booths will be hubs for activity where volunteers help participants get around to embassies throughout the day. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Sign-up to volunteer here

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!

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