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The Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre, built in 1922, was a cultural center of Washington, D.C. that predated and influenced Harlem's renaissance. Washington natives Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey were among the artists who performed on its storied stage. The theater was closed for more than two decades before being restored and re-opened in 1994. Today, it hosts a variety of performances and events ranging from meetings to concerts and stage plays.


Tuku Iho | Living Legacy

New Zealand's Maori culture has center stage July 22 to July 30 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Tuku Iho | Living Legacy features Tamoko – the art of Maori tattoo; carving demonstrations; Kapa haka – a traditional form of Maori performing arts; and workshops and discussions with artists and performers. Visitors can see more than 70 Maori artworks handcrafted by students and teachers from New Zealand.


Summer Evenings @ Hirshhorn 

Starting August 3, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will stay open late for Summer Evenings @ Hirshhorn, a series of free indoor/outdoor happy hour events marking the final weeks of summer. From 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, every Thursday in August, DC's art enthusiasts can explore new exhibitions, thought-provoking tours or lounge by the museum's fountain with friends, listening to beats by local musicians and DJs. After-work drinks will be available. Each Summer Evening offers a unique array of surprise pop-up talks, film screenings and special tours, with no two events alike. 


Louder Than Words

From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. Now, two iconic museums – the Newseum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio – have partnered on a one-of-a-kind exhibit that explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom. This is your last chance to see this exhibit in DC. On display through Monday, July 31.



Friday, July 28

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

Event - Jenni Sorkin on Peter Voulkos and June Schwarcz
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tour - Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place Historic Houses & Garden

Exhibit - From Sinbad to the Shabab Oman: A Seafaring Legacy
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Saturday, July 29

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

Theater - The Originalist
Arena Stage

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Tour - Walks with History
Pickle Pea Productions

Sunday, July 30

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

Event - Sewing 101
Hill Center

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

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Monday, July 31

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

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

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

Exhibit - Equilibrium: Fanny Sanín
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tuesday, August 1

Exhibit - Gateways / Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Art in the Wind: Traditional Japanese Kites
Embassy of Japan

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

Exhibit - Amending America
The National Archives 

Wednesday, August 2 

Exhibit - Spectacular Gems and Jewelry
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

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

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

Thursday, August 3

Event - The Love Games: A Game Show & Party for Singles & Couples!
Theater J

Event - Under 35: Museum Night
Ford's Theatre

Event - Phillips After 5: Trukfest
The Phillips Museum

Event - Thursdays at Noon: Portraits Alive! 
National Portrait Gallery


Newsletter for July 28 to August 3, 2017. Edited by RD. 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

August 4

Kung Fu Hustle
National Museum of American History

August 5

Jurassic Park In Concert
Wolf Trap

August 5-6

SAAM Arcade
Smithsonian American Art Museum

August 9

Washington in the 70s
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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 will include 50 top quality tours.



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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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