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The Embassy of Azerbaijan

The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan opened on Embassy Row in Washington, DC, in 1992, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. This past May, the Embassy of Azerbaijan was one of more than 70 embassies that participated in the 10th anniversary of Passport DC. During the annual program, the embassy invited numerous area residents and visitors to learn about Azerbaijan history and culture – the country's important presence along the Silk Road, its status as one of the oldest wine making countries in the world, and its natural beauty. From the peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, the forests of Lenkaran to the shores of the Caspian Sea, the variety of Azerbaijan's nature inspires its artists and musicians. Azerbaijan celebrated its Republic Day June 6.


The Sound of Music

The Kennedy Center is alive with The Sound of Music! The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical will thrill again with its Tony, Grammy, and Oscar-winning score in this new production, directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien. The musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will delight audiences with its score by Rodgers & Hammerstein. This production is showing through July 16.


Annual East of the Rivier Exhibition 

The East of the River Exhibition returns to the Honfleur Gallery for the 11th year! This annual show continues to provide a platform for visual artists emerging from DC's Wards 7 and 8. This year, Asha Elana Casey, Sheila Crider and Amber Robles-Gordon present their all new, mixed-media works that explore spirituality, identity, and repetition. The exhibit is on display through August 5, with a special artists' panel presentation on Thursday, July 13.



Friday, June 23

Event - Ballet, Brass & Song
Chamber Dance Project

Tour - Women of Civil War Alexandria
National Women's History Museum

Tour - Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Tour - U.S. Capitol Building
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Saturday, June 24

Event - Master Class: Latin Cuisine with Chef Pernot
The Hill Center

Film - Holocaust: The Untold Story
The Newseum

Exhibit - Amending America
The National Archives

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

Sunday, June 25

Film - Time Traveling: Arab Shorts
Freer | Sackler

Event - Who's New at the Zoo
National Zoo

Tour - Walks with History 
Pickle Pea Productions

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

Monday, June 26

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

Event - Lock Picking 101 
International Spy Museum

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Tuesday, June 27

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography 
Edlavitch DCJCC

Film - Big Trouble in Little China
Downtown DC BID 

Tour - Exhibition Highlights

Wednesday, June 28 

Exhibit - Artist Soldier: Artistic Expression in the First World War
National Air and Space Museum

Lecture - Gallery Talk: Revival
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour - Conversation Pieces
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, June 29

Exhibit - National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
The National Geographic Museum

Tour - Museum Highlights
The Hirshhorn Museum

Event - Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall
Smithsonian Institution

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


Newsletter for June 23 to June 29, 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


July 1

Happy Birthday America
Tudor Place

July 4

America's National Independence Day Parade
National Park Service

July 7

Brown Bag Chamber Music Series: Patcheva and Popov

July 15 to July 22

Annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens

Discover a neighborhood know for diversity when you follow Village in the City: Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail. The trail's poster-sized street signs combine storytelling with historic photographs and maps. Find the first sign at 16th and Harvard streets, NW, three blocks from the Columbia Heights station on Metro's Green line. 



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.

Passport DC 10th Anniversary T-shirts

For a limited time Cultural Tourism DC has Passport DC 10th Anniversary t-shirts available for purchase! This purple, cotton tee is available in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL, but quantities are limited. Buy 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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