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Joy of Motion Dance Center

Hailed as 'the area's most comprehensive dance institution' by The Washington Post, Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) is dedicated to providing unparalleled learning and performance opportunities that reinforce the principle that Dance is for Everyone. Since its founding in 1976, JOMDC has a reputation for excellence in dance education, diversity and innovation in programming, and community service. JOMDC has been honored with the Mayor's Art Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts and the Mayor's Art Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education. JOMDC, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable arts organization, is committed to building communities that dance.


RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour

In 1996, an original rock musical opened on Broadway and changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly to audiences across generations and all over the world. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. See this production at The National Theatre from June 20 to June 25.


Art in the Wind: Traditional Japanese Kites 

Discover the centuries-old tradition of kites in Japan with this wonderful display curated from more than 50 traditional Japanese kites! These vibrant, colorful kites are a source of visual delight with their variety of shapes, sizes and decorations. Featuring birds, insects, legendary samurai and more, each region of Japan has their own characteristic shape and style for kites, making Japanese kites some of the most spectacular in the world. Treasured for their aesthetic as much as their use, kites continue to be an important part of Japanese culture even today. The exhibition will run from June 12 through August 19 and is open to the public.



Friday, June 16

Concert - Jazz in the 'Hoods: BASS-ICALLY YOURS
The Kennedy Center

Lecture - Moliere and the 'School of Lies'
Alliance Française de Washington, DC

Event - Spy Fiction Young Writer's Workshop
International Spy Museum

Event - Awesome Con DC
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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

Saturday, June 17

Event - Master Class: Italian with Elliot Drew
The Hill Center

Film - A Magical Substance Flows Into Me
Freer | Sackler

Event - Jazz in the 'Hoods
Twins Jazz

Film - Africa in Reel Time: Adventures in Zambezia 
National Museum of African Art 

Sunday, June 18

Event - Father's Day Supper
The Hill Center

Event - Klezmer Brunch
Edlavitch DCJCC

Tour - Walks with History 
Pickle Pea Productions

Concert - DC JazzFest at The Yards
Navy Yard

Monday, June 19

Exhibit - National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
National Geographic Museum

Event - Spotlight on Design: Michael Green 
National Building Museum

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Tuesday, June 20

Event - Double Take: One Artwork, Two Viewpoints
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Concert - Celtic Woman Voices of Angels 
Wolf Trap

Film - The Last Dragon
Downtown DC BID 

Lecture - Espionage Act of 1917
International Spy Museum 

Exhibit - George Condo: The Way I Think
The Phillips Collection

Wednesday, June 21

Event - Fete de la Musique
Alliance Française de Washington, DC 

Event - Admiral James Stavridis on the Geopolitics of Oceans
The Hill Center

Exhibit - Amending America
The National Archives

Tour - Museum Highlights

Thursday, June 22

Event - Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Splash Into Summertime
The National Zoo

Lecture - Postwar German Art, Fellow's Perspective
The Phillips Collection

Event - Ballet, Brass & Song
Chamber Dance Project


Newsletter for June 16 to June 22, 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 25

Time Traveling: Arab Shorts
Freer | Sackler

June 26

Lock Picking 101
International Spy Museum

June 29 to July 9

Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall

July 4

America's National Independence Day Parade
Constitution Avenue

The Shaw neighborhood has always been 'a place between places,' where people mingled as they got a foothold on the city. See the neighborhood's past with the Shaw Heritage Trail, which points to the legacies of life in this Midcity neighborhood between downtown and uptown. The first sign is located near the front of the Washington Convention Center. 



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 from area embassies at Nats Park. 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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