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Embassy of Malawi

The Embassy of the Republic of Malawi was one of more than 70 embassies that participated in the 10th anniversary of Passport DC embassy open house this past May. Thousands of people visited the Embassy to experience Malawi's culture through dances, fashion, tourism displays, and food samples of Malawian trade products, such as Mzuzu and Njuli coffee, Chombe tea, rice, and chili sauces. Throughout the year, the Embassy works hard to facilitate and coordinate economic activities relating to trade, investment and tourism in the United States including aid and technical assistance. Embassy staff, like its counterparts in the other 189 embassies and missions in DC, also visits and assists communities of its nationals in the U.S.


Taste of the World

This Saturday, July 8, watch the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves and celebrate Washington, DC's international community! Purchase a special game ticket to enjoy the Nationals' 2nd Annual Taste of the World, a pre-game food festival. You also get a set of Nationals salt & pepper shakers. Savor authentic culinary delights of the participating Embassies as you learn about their countries and their diplomatic missions here in DC!


Annual Capital Fringe Festival 

The Capital Fringe Festival provides an outlet for creative, contemporary performances of all kinds. Founded in 2005, Capital Fringe supports DC's arts community by connecting cutting-edge artists. The 2017 Festival includes 86 productions spanning dance, drama, comedy, musicals and opera as well as three free music concerts. Performances will take places in multiple venues located within a ten-minute walk of the group's year-round headquarters in Logan Fringe Arts Space. A Fringe button is required for admission to all performances. 



Friday, July 7

Event - Conversation Circle
National Portrait Gallery

Tour - In Their Footsteps, Women's Suffrage History Tour
National Women's History Museum

Theater - The Originalist
Arena Stage

Event - Flag Folding
Smithsonian American History Museum

Saturday, July 8

Exhibit - Sound Scene X: Dissonance
Hirshhorn Museum

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

Event - Artist Studio Tour
Smithsonain Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Elephant Pot Workshop for the Wheel 
Freer | Sackler

Sunday, July 9

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

Exhibit - Revival
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Institution

Tour - Walks with History
Pickle Pea Productions

Monday, July 10

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

Exhibit - Foundations for a Nation 
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

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

Tuesday, July 11

Exhibit - Portraits Alive!
National Portrait Gallery

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

Exhibit - Amending America
National Archives

Film - Fanny's Journey
Edlavitch DCJCC 

Wednesday, July 12 

Event - Everyday Informants
International Spy Museum

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

Event - Storytime+: The Lorax and the Wish Tree
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - Donald Sultan Gallery Talk
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, July 13

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Film - Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
The Phillips Museum

Exhibit - Rineke Dijkstra
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Discovered! The Amazing Untold Stories of Catenarians
National Building Museum


Newsletter for July 9 to July 13, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


July 15

Community Forum: Documenting the Anacostia
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

July 15

The Tenors with National Symphony Orchestra
Wolf Trap

July 16

Vampire Cleanup Department
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

July 22

Superhero Family Day
Smithsonian American Art Museum

WalkingTown DC is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and extended tours of DC's neighborhoods. The 2017 edition will run from Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, September 24 and can include more than 50 top quality tours.

Do you want to be part of WalkingTown DC? Do you want to give a free, special tour of some segment of Washington, DC? If you provide your time and talent, we will provide promotion, participant registration, and post-tour evaluations. WalkingTown DC is a terrific way to promote a neighborhood, organization, or business. To submit a tour offering, complete the 2017 WalkingTown DC Tour Guide Application Form and submit it no later than Wednesday, July 13.



Help! We Bought
Too Many T-shirts!

Donate now and help Cultural Tourism DC deplete its surplus inventory of Passport DC 10th anniversary purple t-shirts. The anniversary is over, but CTDC still has tees available. Please donate here, support Cultural Tourism DC and help us eliminate the overstock.

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!

Shop at Amazon Smile and support CTDC!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Cultural Tourism DC. Bookmark this link and support us every time you shop! Be sure to shop during Amazon's third-annual Prime Day Tuesday, July 11 when 100,000 deals are available for Prime members.


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