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College Park Aviation Museum

The College Park Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting aviation innovations at College Park Airport, and in Prince George's County, while fostering research, inventiveness, and lifelong curiosity about the history and science of flight. The museum is a 27,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located on the grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport. The airport was founded in 1909 when Wilbur Wright arrived to train the first military aviators. The Museum is open daily from 10 am until 5 pm, except for major holidays.


Groundhog Day

This Friday, February 2, Potomac Phil, the National Groundhog, will make an appearance by the Dupont Circle fountain and offer weather and political predictions. Phil will let us know whether to expect six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Groundhog Day will also feature live accordion music, polka dancers, a puppet show, VIP celebrities and more. Potomac Phil will emerge at approximately 8:30 am.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

For over 50 years, South Africa's four-time Grammy Award-winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves, and charming onstage banter. In their fall 2017 release Songs Of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents, the group shares its message with audiences of all ages through music and the stories behind the songs. Get tickets for the concerts at The Barns at Wolf Trap on Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6 at 8 pm. 


Washington Dollar Days

In honor of George Washington's birthday month, Tudor Place is offering $1 tours throughout February. As DC's only historic house museum with connections to Martha and George Washington, the property houses 15,000 items in its Washington Collection. During the tour, you may see one of only three existing letters from George to Martha Washington, among many other artifacts. This February, see it all for one Washington dollar! Tours are open to the public daily, except Monday. The last tour of the day starts at 3 pm.


Friday, February 2
Theater - Jefferson's Garden
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - The Plane of Tommorrow, Today!
College Park Aviation Museum

Tour - Docent's Choice
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Theater - The Way of the World
Folger Theatre
Event - Florimonte & Luckett Exhibitions Opening

Touchstone Gallery 

Tour - Explore Buddhist Art

Saturday, February 3

Exhibit - Women in Art 1850-1910
Dumbarton Oaks 

Theater - Sovereignty
Arena Stage

Concert - A Branch of Freshest Green 
Folger Consort at Washington National Cathedral

Exhibit - Charlie Visconage: Cool Guy Alert!
Hill Center

Exhibit - The Rhode Island Years 1978-1986
Zenith Gallery

Sunday, February 4

Exhibit - Palimpsestus: Image and Memory
Art Museum of the Americas (OAS)

Exhibit - The Marines and Tet: The Battle that Changed the Vietnam War

Concert - Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists: Transformation and Revelation
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tour - Fierce Women
National Museum of Women in the Arts 

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Monday, February 5

Exhibit - Hung Liu in Print 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - A Valentine in Strings with Chaerim and Derek Smith 
Chamber Dance Project

Exhibit - Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists
Library of Congress

Tuesday, February 6

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

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall
The Mexican Cultural Institute 

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

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

Wednesday, February 7 

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

Event - Teen Museum Council Portrait Pop-Up
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Event - Laser Cleaning at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Department of the Interior Museum

Event - Film, Discussion, and More: Tell Them We Are Rising
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Ancient Bronzes
Dumbarton Oaks

Thursday, February 8

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Stitched: Stories told in Clay, Fiber, Textiles and Paints
Hill Center

Exhibit - For the Record: Picturing DC 
The George Washington University Museum The Textile Museum

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Newsletter for February 2 to February 8, 2018. 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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February 11

Yoga+Historic Tour
National Building Museum

February 13

Destinations Showcase 2018
Washington Convention Center

February 17

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

March 8

Bella Hristova, violin and Amy Yang, piano
Embassy Series



DC Cultural Plan

The DC Office of Planning is excited to release the working draft of the DC Cultural Plan for public review. Comments on the draft DC Cultural Plan will be accepted through February 28, 2018. Send your comments to DCculturalplan@dc.gov.

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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