Newsletter for November 24 to November 30, 2017 Newsletter for November 24 to November 30, 2017


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Culturfied Foundation

The Culturfied Foundation fosters cross-cultural understanding, exposing participants to the traditions and rich cultural heritage of many nations. Its signature education program, Culturfied Kids, nurtures friendships and cross-cultural dialogue with children from different ethnic and geographical backgrounds. To further its mission, the Foundation will produce a free International Children's Festival next spring, where families can experience being global explorers and share the customs and cuisine from a wide variety of cultures.


Tenley WinterFest

The annual Tenley WinterFest returns on November 24 with a week of fun, seasonal events for all ages. Tenley WinterFest is an eight-day celebration of the holiday season designed to showcase local businesses, community groups, and the neighborhood – all with a unique Tenleytown flair and lots of yetis.  More than 30 businesses and community groups join together to host WinterFest events, including the signature Yeti Scavenger Hunt, WinterFeast restaurant week, and Winter Market.


Farah Siraj

Farah Siraj and her ensemble of musicians will perform November 30 at the Embassy of Jordan. Part of The Embassy Series, the concert is a unique opportunity to hear one of the finest performers on the international circuit. Middle Eastern music, flamenco, jazz, bossa and pop influence her music. She has performed at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Guests will enjoy a Middle Eastern Buffet following the concert. There is ample parking near the embassy.


Nina Simone: Four Women

Through storytelling and song, Nina Simone: Four Women reveals how this iconic chanteuse found her true voice — and how the "High Priestess of Soul" helped define the sound of the Civil Rights Movement. The story deals with the four women in Nina Simone's song Four Women as they explore what it means for each of them to be an African-American woman in the 1960s. Award-winning director Timothy Douglas provides an experience that is nothing short of breathtaking. This production at Arena Stage continues through December 24.


Friday, November 24

Tour - Art Across Cultures

Event - Zoolights
Smithsonian National Zoo

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

Theater - A Christmas Carol
Ford's Theatre

Event - Ciné Concert: The Crowd
National Gallery of Art

Saturday, November 25

Exhibit - In the Tower: Anne Truitt 
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Artist Femina
Zenith Gallery

Theater - The Pajama Game
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Sunday, November 26

Exhibit - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017
Dupont Underground

Event - Open House
L. Ron Hubbard House Museum

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

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

Exhibit - Gateways/Portales 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Monday, November 27

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

Event - Young Portrait Explorers
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Echoes of the Great War
The Library of Congress

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

Tuesday, November 28

Event - All Politics is Local with Sherwood & Segraves: Doreen Gentzler
Hill Center

Exhibit - Changing Landscapes: Janelle Lynch and Pedro David
Art Museum of the Americas | OAS

Lecture - Constructed Realities: Dioramas in Contemporary Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang and the Origins of the Cold War 
International Spy Museum

Event - Changing How We See The World: The Cutting Edge of Science
Smithsonian National Museum of National History

Wednesday, November 29 

Tour - Explore Buddhist Art

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

Event - Gallery Talk: Tamayo, The New York Years with Curator E. Carmen Ramos
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas 
The Library of Congress

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Thursday, November 30

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

Film - The Blue Angel
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Film - How to Survive a Plague
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History  

Exhibit - Investigating Where We Live
National Building Museum

Newsletter for November 24 to November 30, 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.


December 2

Deck the Halls
Tudor Place

December 6

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

December 6

DAR Christmas Open House
DAR Museum

December 9-10

Russian Winter Festival
Hillwood Estate Museum and Garden


 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).


Digital Shopping Mall
Check out our online Digital Shopping Mall page, which highlights gift ideas from our affiliates. Become an affiliate with Cultural Tourism DC and raise visibility of art, culture, heritage and tourism in the DC area.



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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