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Wandering Docent LLC

Most visitors spend less than a minute viewing pieces of art at the museum. Wandering Docent helps audiences better understand art so they spend more time appreciating paintings, sculpture, ancient ritual objects, medieval era-luxury items, and ordinary trinkets from various cultures, regions, and time periods. The company provides educational, entertaining, and enriching tours and lectures on a variety of topics that may be structured specifically for your group. The services are available to art lovers of any age. To learn more, see descriptions of their tours and lectures on their website.


ACM Anniversary Mardi Gras Family Day

Celebrate the Anacostia Community Museum's 50th anniversary this Saturday, February 10. For the first time ever, the museum will hold its annual Mardi Gras event in its 2,500 square foot main gallery. Enjoy exciting art workshops, clowns, magicians, living statues, fortune tellers, face painting, balloon art, Marie Laveau (storyteller), live music, a family-style 'second-line' parade down Bourbon Street's red carpet, vendors' marketplace, and more! It might be cold outside, but the heat will be on all day inside the Anacostia Community Museum!


Something Rotten!

With 10 Tony nominations including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is set in the ‘90s – the 1590s! This hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer says the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! See this production at the National Theatre through February 18.


Ocha and Wagashi: The History of
Japanese Tea & Sweets!

Learn about the history and culture of ocha (tea) and wagashi (sweets) through this sensory exhibit at the Japanese Information and Culture Center (JICC). The wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets that portray the seasons with their shapes, colors and ingredients. They are works of art designed to appeal to all the senses. Tea has been enjoyed in Japan for nearly a thousand years. Learn about both through this exhibit, which was produced with the award-winning Japanese confectionery Matsukawaya and tea company Myokoen. It is on display through March 2.


Friday, February 9
Theater - The Way of the World
Folger Theatre

Exhibit - Crossover: East and West
Korean Culture Center

Event - Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground
Dupont Underground

Film - Iranian Film Festival: Tehran Taboo

Event - Open Studio Fridays: Blind Contour Portraits
National Portrait Gallery 

Exhibit - Florimonte & Luckett 
Touchstone Gallery

Saturday, February 10

Exhibit - Masters of Hawaiian Music
The Barns at Wolf Trap 

Theater - Jefferson's Garden
Ford's Theatre

Theater - The Great Society
Arena Stage

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

Exhibit - Wall Flowers: Botanic Murals
US Botanic Garden

Sunday, February 11

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

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

Concert - Voxare String Quartet
Dumbarton Oaks

Event - Yoga at the National Building Museum
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Monday, February 12

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

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam 
National Archives

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

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

Tuesday, February 13

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

Exhibit - Charlie Visconage: Cool Guy Alert!
Hill Center 

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here 
National Geographic Museum

Film - Foxtrot
Edlavitch DCJCC

Wednesday, February 14 

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall
The Mexican Cultural Institute

Event - Lips, Locks, and Body Language
International Spy Museum

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

Event - Ear of Dog: An Interactive Chinese New Year Cultural Workshop 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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

Thursday, February 15

Tour - Gallery Highlights
National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Ancient Bronzes
Dumbarton Oaks

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Take 5! Sarah Hughes Quartet Celebrates the Music of Ornette Coleman
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - TimesTalks DC: Jennifer Lawrence


Newsletter for February 9 to February 15, 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 17

Frederick Douglass Bicentennial
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

February 23

Freer Film Friday: Iranian Art, Music and Film

February 24

Family Day: Chinese Lunar New Year
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

March 8

DNI: A Dance Performance
US Botanic Garden



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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