Newsletter for November 17 to November 23, 2017 Newsletter for November 17 to November 23, 2017


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New and Renewed Affilites

Recent new and renewed Cultural Tourism DC affiliates include: 


Evening of Indian Dance

Performing multiple Indian classical dance styles, IDEA presents Meghadoot The Cloud Messenger —an epic lyric poem written by Kalidasa in Sanskrit. Told from the perspective of a lover to his absent beloved, Meghadoot contains an extraordinary series of unparalleled and knowledgeable vignettes describing the mountains, rivers, and forests of northern India. Get tickets to see this production at The Barns of Wolf Trap on Saturday, November 18 at 8 pm.


Beneath the Surface

The Korean Cultural Center at Washington, DC presents Beneath the Surface, a new joint exhibition featuring Sui Park and DC-based Nara Park. The life-like and physical installations by two women artists bend our perceptions of nature, reality, and human beings' place in an increasingly superficial world.

The exhibition strives to present visitors with an opportunity to reflect on life and death, creation and dissolution, and on nature and humanity—all of which are important and present in our lives, but are often overlooked. Beneath the Surface is on view through November 30.


The Tomb of Christ

Be virtually transported to Jerusalem and discover the history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in an immersive 3-D experience. Built in the fourth century, the tomb of Christ, or the Holy Edicule, has just undergone a historic restoration— a project featured on the National Geographic Channel. In the exhibition, learn about the restoration effort led by a team of conservation experts who used technologies including LIDAR, sonar, laser scanning, and thermal imaging to preserve this important site. See this exhibit at the National Geographic Museum on display until August 15, 2018.



Friday, November 17

Event - Beaujolais & Beyond Celebration 2017
Alliance Française de Washington 

Event - Fall Design Fête

Event - Free Folger Friday: The Imaginary Cleopatra
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - Black Artists of Today: Reinventing Tomorrow!
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Sculpture Space

Film - Castle in the Sky
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Saturday, November 18

Event - Turkey Tots
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Event - Nengajo Contest 2018: The Year of the Dog
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Theater - The Pajama Game
Arena Stage

Event - Innovation Nuno Trunk Show
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

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

Sunday, November 19

Exhibit - Edvard Munch: Color in Context
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Gateways/Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - World Press Photo Exhibition
Dupont Underground

Event - Twighlight at National Airport Photo Safari
Washington Photo Safari

Theater - Nina Simone: Four Women 
Arena Stage

Monday, November 20

Exhibit - Around the World in 80 Paper Models
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Echoes of the Great War
The Library of Congress

Exhibit - Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Tuesday, November 21

Exhibit - Human Landscapes
Art Museum of the Americas | OAS

Tour - Explore Buddhist Art

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

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Wednesday, November 22 

Exhibit - Artist Femina
Zenith Gallery

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

Tour - Gallery Highlights
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Thursday, November 23

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

Exhibit - Season's Greenings
U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory

Exhibit - Art Across Cultures

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas
Library of Congress

Newsletter for November 17 to November 23, 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

Mark your calendars – Tuesday, November 28 is #GivingTuesday!
Help us raise funds for a refreshed and renovated website during this year's #GivingTuesday events. Cultural Tourism DC is a non-profit that promotes the art, culture and heritage of DC area locations and neighborhoods.


November 24

Ciné-Concert: The Crowd
National Gallery of Art

November 24-December 2

Annual Tenley WinterFest
Tenleytown Main Street

November 25-
December 23

Annual Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC

November 30

Farah Siraj
The Embassy Series


 Sing Into Spring Competition Registration
The Cherry Blossom Festival is seeking vocal soloists and/or group vocalists to perform at the Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 14, 2018. To be considered for the Sing into Sping competition, submit an online application and a $15 entry free (payable by credit card only).


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