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The Millennium Arts Salon

Since 2000, Millennium Arts Salon has focused on advancing cultural literacy through its art program of salon talks, exhibitions, tours and special events. Based in historic Columbia Heights, DC, most of its salon talks and art exhibitions are held in its beautifully restored 1923 town home.

 

The King and I

Winner of four Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Revival of a Musical, the Lincoln Center Theater's production of The King and I is at the Kennedy Center now through August 20. The words and music of Rodgers and Hammerstein provide the soundtrack to the story of the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British teacher, in 1860s Bangkok. The entire family can enjoy this classic play. Tickets are $49-$159 each.

 

From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman:
A Seafaring Legacy
 

This exhibit at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center explores the history of Omani seafaring over the last millennia. Sail the high seas alongside some of history's most famous explorers and navigators – Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, and Ahmad Ibn Majid – and visit Omani ports of call. Each leg of this journey will explore Omani history, Omani mariners, and the Omani vessels they sailed. This display interweaves the stories of explorers with items from Omani ships and shipbuilding. The exhibit is on display until September 30.

 

Roads to Diversity: Adams Morgan
Heritage Trail

Follow this self-guided Cultural Tourism DC Neighborhood Heritage Trail to learn more about one of the city's most multi-cultural neighborhoods, Adams Morgan is the legacy of colonial families, merchants, transportation planners, and revolutionaries. The breezy hilltops became home to furriers and caterers, the wealthy, and the noteworthy. Today, Adams Morgan is an eclectic neighborhood with music and dining spots, and a variety of small shops. Discover the history of this neighborhood known for its Victorian rowhouses and the embassies of 16th Street.

 

 

Friday, July 21

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

Theater - The Originalist
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017
National Building Museum

Theater - The Kinsey Sicks in Things You Shouldn't Say
Theater J

Saturday, July 22

Tour - Hirshhorn Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - Ahmad Zahir and the Golden Era of Afghan Music
Freer | Sackler

Event - Superhero Family Day
American Art Museum

Event - Amending America
National Archives Building

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

Sunday, July 23

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

Event - Historical Homebrewing Class: Pre-Prohibition Beer
Hill Center

Exhibit - Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tour - Walks with History
Pickle Pea Productions

Monday, July 24

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln Cottage

Exhibit - Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Exploring Early Americas
Library of Congress

Tuesday, July 25

Event - Kitchen 101: Knife Skills
Hill Center

Exhibit - Inhotim: At the Crossroads of a Glocal Change
IDB Cultural Center

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

Event - Nature Cubs Class: Moo-ving and Grr-ooving
National Zoo 

Wednesday, July 26 

Event - Hive Late Night
National Building Museum

Event - Yoga in Luce
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Wish You Were Here! Vintage Postcards from Washington, DC
District Architecture Center

Event - STORYTIME+: Spearfishing
Hirshhorn Museum

Thursday, July 27

Exhibit - National Geographic Pressents: Earth Explorers
National Geographic Museum

Event - Markus Lüpertz Curator's Dialogue
The Phillips Museum

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

 

Newsletter for July 21 to July 27, 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 28

Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place

July 29

Family Event: Choose Your Own Story
DAR Museum

July 29

National Gallery of Art Tour
Adventours for Creative Tourists

July 30

Soul Mate
National Museum of American History

WalkingTown DC is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and weekend 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.

 

 

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!


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