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Touchstone Gallery

Founded in 1976 by 30 artists, Touchstone Gallery opened its newest space at 901 New York Avenue NW in 2010. Located between CityCenter DC and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, artist-owned Touchstone Gallery has maintained a reputation for exhibiting contemporary work of high quality, vision and innovation. The Gallery also is known for its local, national and international work as well as its ongoing art outreach to the DC community. On display at the Gallery now is the exhibit COLORFEST, an explosion of colors, textures, shapes and forms created by 50 Touchstone Gallery artist members, and the show Beg Borrow + Steal: Works on Cardboard by Dana Brotman. Join many of the artists for the Opening Reception tomorrow, Friday, October 6, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.


Smithsonian Craft2Wear

Take the opportunity to enhance your fall wardrobe and to begin holiday gift shopping at the Smithsonian's annual curated show and sale of limited-edition wearable art. The Craft2Wear Show kicks off Thursday, October 5, with an opening night party and runs through Saturday, October 7. More than 60 acclaimed designers are featured in the show. Purchase your tickets today and Find Your Fabulous among the stylish and fashion-forward clothing, jewelry and accessories on display.


Dead Man's Run 5K

Join the ghosts and goblins for Congressional Cemetery's annual Halloween 5K! A bare bones race for dead serious runners, the race is this Saturday, October 7, at 6 pm. It starts with a toll of the funeral bell, winds throughout the cemetery and continues onto the Anacostia Trail for a ghostly evening run full of spooky music and fun! Meet in the beer tent after the race. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best individual and team costumes!


Smithsonian Anacostia Community
Museum 50th Anniversary Block Party

The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is commemorating 50 years of service to communities in the DC area with the yearlong celebration "Your Community. Your Story." Community partners will have information tables and local artists will sell their work. A shuttle will be running on a continuous loop to and from the Anacostia Metro (Green Line). The day's events are free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.



Friday, October 6

Event - Educator Night Out
International Spy Museum

Event - Meet the Wheelwoman
Smithsonian American History Museum

Theater - Native Gardens
Arena Stage

Event - Fundraiser: Stop Human Trafficking
Embassy of Zimbabwe

Theater - Death of a Salesman
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, October 7

Event - Food on Both Fronts: Donut Making with the Sugar Shack
President Woodrow Wilson House

Event - Beyond the Little Black Dress
Alliance Française of DC

Exhibit - Black Magic: AfroPasts / AfroFutures
Honfleur Gallery

Concert - Masterworks of Five Centuries
Smithsonian American History Museum

Sunday, October 8

Exhibit - Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party
Phillips Collection

Exhibit - Inside the Dinner Party Studio
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Film - Davis & Crawford Film Series: Jezebel
Hill Center

Theater - The Price 
Arena Stage

Monday, October 9

Exhibit - Valor in the Pacific: A Remembrance
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Exhibit - Unfolding the Universe
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Event - Young Portrait Explorers: Edgar Allan Poe
National Portrait Gallery

Tour - Museum Highlights 
Hirshhorn Museum

Tuesday, October 10

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Lecture - Men's Fashion in America 1780-1830
DAR Museum

Exhibit - Painting Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - Loops of Light: Animation for Music Videos & Stage Sets
Dupont Underground 

Wednesday, October 11 

Event - Leslie Buhler & the Tudor Place Book
Tudor Place

Event - Oktoberfest Remix
National Portrait Gallery

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

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

Thursday, October 12

Event - Opening Party: Magnetic Fields
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Africa and Bahia though the Lenses of Pierre Verger
Art Museum of the Americas at OAS

Lecture - An Ocean of Paper: Writing the Social History of Oman's Indian Ocean World
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center  

Exhibit - Before the 45th Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art
Mexican Cultural Institute


Newsletter for October 6 to October 12, 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



October 13

Spooky Spy Family Night
International Spy Museum

October 13

The Story of Latin Boogaloo
Anacostia Community Museum

October 15

50th Annual Dupont Circle House Tour
Dupont Circle

October 24

Jaroslav Violin Performance at Czech Embassy
The Embassy Series 

October 7

Volunteer for Adams Morgan PorchFest
Volunteer and join the Cultural Tourism DC team on October 7 at Adams Morgan. Volunteers 
greet guests at a performance locations, introduce performers, and help at the PorchFest Information Hub. Click here to volunteer.



Neighborhood Heritage Trails

Cultural Tourism DC's Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC. Take a stroll through DC history on one of our self-guided walking trails. Each trail sign combines stories, historic photos, and maps.

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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