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East River Jazz

East River Jazz is a group that advocates for jazz and cultural events in Anacostia and other neighborhoods of wards 7 and 8. The group promotes libraries, churches, schools and senior residences/service spaces as ideal places in which to host jazz events because people naturally gather in these spaces. East River Jazz welcomes persons who are interested in jazz culture and want to learn new information, share what they know, organize jazz culture events, and encourage others to enjoy the music. In June, the organization be part of the annual DC Jazz Festival, bringing jazz to communities along the Anacostia River.  


Bike to Work Day

Join the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work.

Enjoy the fun at the Freedom Plaza pit stop with over a dozen exhibitors and lots of snacks to keep you nourished as you make your morning bike commute. Freedom Plaza will be a lively scene featuring DJ Lance Reynolds of WPFW 89.3FM House of Soul! Come hear from city officials and receive giveaways including a Bike to Work Day 2017 T-shirt while supplies last. Register now. It’s free! Bike to Work Day is a rain or shine event.


Timon of Athens

Fortune strains the bonds of friendship. Timon is a wealthy and popular aristocrat with one flaw, an excess of generosity. Sparing no expense on lavish parties, expensive gifts, and charity, Timon later suffers a downturn of fortune and friendship. Robert Richmond (Othello, Richard III and Henry V at Folger Theatre) directs Shakespeare’s tragic satire about the fickleness of prosperity, with Helen Hayes Award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes in the title role. Enjoy this play at the Folger Theatre, showing until June 11.



Friday, May 19

Event - Chocolate Caramel Master Class & Tasting with Chouquette 
Alliance Fran
çaise de Washington DC

Event - Open Studio Friday
National Portrait Gallery

Theater - Ragtime
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, May 20

Tour - Embassy Row / Dupont Circle Tour
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Theater - The Women's Balcony
Edlavitch DCJCC

Concert - The Art of Afghan Music
Freer | Sackler

Concert - Ustad Dilshad Hussain Khan Ensemble 
The Embassy Series at Embassy of Pakistan

Sunday, May 21

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
The National Postal Museum

Concert - American Roots Concert Series
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Monday, May 22

Theater - Hir
Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Event - One Destiny 
Ford's Theatre

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

Tuesday, May 23

Film - On The Map
Edlavitch DCJCC

Exhibit - National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - El vuelo y su semilla
Mexican Cultural Institute

Wednesday, May 24

Exhibit - Rineke Dijkstra
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Concert - Shenson Chamber Music: Susanna Phillips
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Thursday, May 25

Lecture - Gallery Talk: 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tour - Hirshhorn Museum Highlights Tours
Hirshhorn Museum

Lecture - George Condo Artist and Curator Dialogue
Phillips Collection



Newsletter for May 19 to May 25, 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


May 26

Garden Tour: Historic and Growing
Tudor Place

May 27

Angel of Nanjing (2016) 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

May 28

Fanny's Journey (2016)
Edlavitch DCJCC

June 3-4

Jazz 'n Families Fun Days Family Festival
The Phillips Collection

Celebrate Passport DC this month and learn about International Cultural Awareness Month as you experience international culture and diplomacy in more than 70 embassies, international cuisine, and exhibits and displays in numerous cultural institutions throughout Washington, DC.



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!

Multinational Entrepreneur Training

Multinational entrepreneurs are driven by passion and vision to build global businesses outside of their current comfort zones and abilities. This training will give you the foundation of knowledge that you need in order to build a profitable multinational business. Enroll 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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