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DC Jazz Festival

The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) organization provides jazz performances and programs that introduce people of all ages to jazz, our nation's singular original art form. In addition to a selection of the jazz genre's acclaimed and emerging artists, DCJF helps expose the many DC-area musicians. Throughout the year, the DCJF offers free educational programs that extend its reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students. DCJF's annual summer festival will reach more than 65,000 persons with performances at Yards Park, The Kennedy Center, The Howard Theatre, Sixth & I, UDC/Jazz Alive, Mr. Henry's, and area clubs and restaurants. The festival runs June 9 to June 18, with an opening ceremony at Howard Theater.


Four of a Kind

Subtitled "4 Singers, 4 Hands," this program is also four sections: German, French, Argentine, and American. Each section includes both solo showpieces and quartets. The concert takes place at 3 pm this Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, on the house level of The Barns at Wolf Trap. Get your tickets today!


MCON at the Newseum 

This two-day conference at the Newseum is about turning interest into action. MCON 2017 invites aspiring activists and creatives to hear leaders and entrepreneurs discuss three important topics: social justice, the planet and identity. Attendees will be informed of how they can turn their desire for social change and evolution in to making a difference through keynote speeches and breakout sessions.



Friday, June 2

Exhibit - National Geographic Presents Earth Explorers 
National Geographic Museum

Event - At Their Doorstep: French Street Fairs of the 19th Century
Alliance Française de Washington DC

Film - A Story of Floating Weeds
National Museum of American History

Saturday, June 3

Tour - Guided Tour of the U.S. Capitol
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Exhibit - Inventing Utamaro: Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered
Freer | Sackler

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Jazz 'N Families Fun Day 
The Phillips Collection 

Sunday, June 4

Event - Children's Class: Enrichment Extravaganza
National Zoo

Event - Urban Foraging Foray and Cooking Class
The Hill Center

Tour - Walks With History
Pickle Pea Productions

Monday, June 5

Tour - Museum Highlights

Lecture - Inclusionary Zoning: Separating Fact from Ficition 
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Sailor in a Box
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Tuesday, June 6

Exhibit - Rineke Dijkstra
National Gallery of Art

Event - Washington Residential Design Awards Jurors' Roundtable 
District Architecture Center

Event - Contemporary Art Crash Course: Creative Capital - DC Art Then and Now
American Art Museum

Wednesday, June 7

Tour - Walking the Battle of Midway
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Tour - Walking Greater U Street
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Event - Workshop Wednesdays: Lotion and Soap Making
National Museum of African Art

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

Thursday, June 8

Theater - Hir
Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

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



Newsletter for June 2 to June 8, 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


June 9

K-Arts: Invisible Things
Korean Cultural Center

June 10

Frank Lloyd Wright Day
National Building Museum

June 10

45th Birthday Bash
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

June 12

An Evening with Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny
The Kennedy Center

Do More 24 is an online fundraising campaign managed by the United Way of the National Capital Area. As a participant in the program, Cultural Tourism DC (CTDC) asks you to donate to our organization now. CTDC continues to deliver memorable experiences as it celebrates DC's neighborhoods with programs and events like Passport DC. Read more here.



Washington Nationals Taste of the World

The Washington Nationals celebrate DC's international community on July 8 with the second annual culinary event. With the purchase of a special Taste of the World ticket, enjoy a food festival at Nats Park from area embassies. Buy tickets here.

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 knowledge 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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