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Dupont Festival

Founded in 2010, the Dupont Festival organizes and implements a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities in the greater Dupont Circle area throughout the year. These include Cinema in the Circle movie screenings, as well as Music in the Circle and Chess in the Circle.


Dupont Circle Citizens Association
Annual House Tour

The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its 50th Annual House Tour on Sunday, October 15 from 12 PM to 5 PM. This year will feature the 16th Street historic district. Tourgoers can explore the 16th Street corridor's varied architectural buildings from rowhouses and apartment buildings, to Embassies, institutional buildings, and churches. You also may enjoy an afternoon tea at the Temple of the Scottish Rite from 2 PM - 4:30 PM. The Dupont Circle House Tour is a self-guided tour and proceeds from the Tour support charitable institutions.


IlluminAsia at Freer|Sackler

Join a festival of Asian art, food, and cultures on the National Mall to celebrate the reopening of the Freer|Sackler. Free and open to the public, the IlluminAsia festival transforms the museums' grounds with an Asian food market, cooking and art demonstrations, and performances by local and international artists. Visitors can experience the reimagined galleries and exhibitions, as well as performances, conversations, and other immersive activities.

IlluminAsia kicks off at 5 PM on Saturday, October 14, with the museums' reopening at 6 PM. The evening program will light up the night with video projections on the Freer Gallery facade, and a night market featuring Asian food stalls, hosted in partnership with community organizations.


Anthony and Cleopatra

Folger Theatre presents this epic Shakespeare production directed by Robert Richmond. Mark Antony is at the height of his powers, but unable to decide between his love affair with Cleopatra in Egypt and his duty to the Roman Empire. Filled with politics, romance and war, Antony and Cleopatra will be one of the most intense plays of the season. This production at Folger Theatre continues until November 19.



Friday, October 13

Concert - Luce Unplugged Community Showcase
Smithsonian American Arts Museum

Film - We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Single Artist Shows
Hill Center

Event - Spooky Spy Family Night
International Spy Museum

Theater - Death of a Salesman
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, October 14

Event - Run for the Badge 5K
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Event - ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival
American History Museum

Event - Chinese Calligraphy: Brushing Elegant Chinese Characters

Exhibit - The Box Project: Uncommon Threads
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Investigating Where We Live
National Building Museum

Sunday, October 15

Event - Alash Ensemble with Shodekeh

Exhibit - Women in Art 1850 - 1910
Dumbarton Oaks

Tour - Dupont Circle and Embassy Row 
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Concert - Dounouya: Global Sounds on the Hill with Orfeia 
Hill Center

Monday, October 16

Event - Rosenwald Fund 100th Anniversary Celebration

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

Exhibit - Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Re-use
George Washington University and the Textile Museum

Exhibit - Painting Shakespeare 
Folger Shakespeare Library

Tuesday, October 17

Event - Crossing Borders: Sushi Rolling
Hill Center

Tour - Secrets & Scandals
DAR Museum

Theater - The Price
Arena Stage

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Wednesday, October 18 

Concert - Troker
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Concert - Shenson Chamber Music: Sang-Eun Lee
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Lecture - Is DC Ready for a 500 Year Storm Event?
National Building Museum

Film - Washington in the 80s
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Thursday, October 19

Concert - Paco Pena
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Concert - Take 5!: The Steve Herberman / Donato Soviero Quartet Plays the Music of Emily Remler
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Touchstone Gallery  

Film - Aletsch: At Glaciers' End
Environmental Film Festival


Newsletter for October 13 to October 19, 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 20-21

Soul Strolls
Historic Congressional Cemetery

October 21

Air & Scare
Air and Space Museum at Udvar-Hazy

October 24

Violinist Sveceny and Pianist Macha Perform at the Czech Embassy
The Embassy Series

October 27

Newseum Nights: Loves the '60s
The Newseum 

October 7

Adams Morgan PorchFest Survey
If you attended the Adams Morgan PorchFest event, we would like to get your thoughts; click here to share them.



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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