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Embassy of Brazil

The Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC, is the diplomatic mission of Brazil to the United States. The United States was the first country to recognize Brazil's independence from Portugal. Brazil established its first legation in DC, and was the second nation to have its embassy on Embassy Row. Since then, the Embassy of Brazil has received and helped thousands of visitors to the Embassy learn about Brazil – its cuisine, arts, heritage, and economy – during Passport DC's annual Around the World Embassy Tour.

Today visitors may learn about the nation's capital Brasilia through the photography exhibit Brasília 1957: A 20th Century Saga. Brasilia was built in 41 months specifically to be the capital of Brazil. The images taken by award-winning photographer Åke Borglund give a unique sense of Brasília's emergence as Brazil's new capital. The photographs are on display in the foyer of the Embassy of Brazil from December 7 to January 19, 2018.


Two Reflections

Participate in the opening of Two Reflections: Korean and American Artists Confront Humanity and Nature, a new joint exhibition in the Korean Culture Center. The exhibit features works by American Don Kimes and Korean Suh Yongsun and draws connections and contrasts between the two artists. While Kimes' work reflects on recovering creative life in the wake of a natural disaster, Suh explores the struggle of individuals to live in harmony with society. The opening reception, including talks by the artists, is Friday, December 8, at 6:00 pm. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Two Reflections will remain on view in the Korean Culture Center through January 24.


Foolish Fairytales

What better way to spend the holiday season, than with Faction of Fools, as they put a trademark spin on everyone's favorite classics? Four actors bring an entire fairytale world to life in a physical flurry of bears, pigs, witches, slippers and more! See the 60 minute show at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop from December 8 to December 23 on Fridays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. 


 Sounds from the Sea

Honfleur Gallery is host to this new exhibit by artist Martha Jackson Jarvis. In these works, Jackson Jarvis captures, manipulates and includes relics of various seaweed specimens found along the Monterey coast. Sounds from the Sea evokes jazz sound waves, rhythms, and vibrations that inform and influence marine life and patterns of an evolving world. Jackson Jarvis' work is on display until January 13, 2018. The opening reception at Honfleur is Friday, December 8, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


Friday, December 8

Concert - Christmas in Mexico and Around the World
Mexican Cultural Institute 

Film - Animation Retrospective: Ghost in the Shell
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Concert - Silkroad Ensemble

Theater - A Christmas Carol
Ford's Theatre

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

Saturday, December 9

Exhibit - Photographs by Dominique Muñoz 
National Building Museum

Exhibit- Hill Center Galleries
Hill Center

Theater - The Pajama Game
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

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

Sunday, December 10

Event - I Am Vertical
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Event - Annual Downtown DC Holiday Market
Downtown DC BID

Event- Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Coriolanus
Folger Shakespeare Library

Concert - Christmas Jazz Concert

Exhibit - Gateways/Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Monday, December 11

Film- Keep the Change
Edlavitch DCJCC

Exhibit - Nativities of the World 
Franciscan Monastery

Exhibit - German Jazz

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

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

Tuesday, December 12

Exhibit - Painting Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

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

Film - Big Sonia 
Edlavitch DCJCC

Wednesday, December 13 

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of our National Game 
The Library of Congress

Event - Hanukkah Happy Hour (Time) Hop
Edlavitch DCJCC

Film - Our Little Sister 
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

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

Thursday, December 14

Lecture - Rachel Carson: Conservationist in Action 
Department of the Interior Museum

Event - Nuit Du Champagne Holidays Celebration
Embassy of France

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Exhibit - BRASILIA 1957: A 20th Century Saga

Embassy of Brazil

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

Newsletter for December 8 to December 14, 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

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December 15

The Underground After Hours
Dupont Underground

December 15-23

Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
Folger Shakespeare Library

December 17

Fall Showcase
National City Christian Church

December 19

Stradivari Anniversary: Dover Quartet
Library of Congress



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