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Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets

Founded in 2003, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (HDCMS) is a volunteer-based, commercial revitalization organization. The non-profit's vision for the Dupont Circle commercial district is to create strong neighborhood identity, distinctive historic character, clean and well maintained public areas, a safe and attractive environment and a balance of small, independent businesses and national chains.

Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets is organizing its ninth annual Spring Fling and Silent Auction in the Washington Hilton on Thursday, March 22, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event includes a full dinner, silent auction, and dancing.


NACHMO DC 2018 Showcase

See the newest dances of 2018! Created during January for NAtional CHoreography MOnth (NACHMO), these pieces are testament to the dedication and artistry of their authors. NACHMO DC and Joy of Motion Dance Center co-present this showcase, in which audiences provide feedback to help the choreographers develop and refine their pieces. NACHMO DC began in 2014 through a partnership between Glade Dance Collective and New Street Dance Group, and continues to help DC-area artists hone their skills. The showcase is February 17 and February 18 at the Jack Guidone Theater at Joy of Motion Friendship Heights.


The Wolves

Over quad stretches and squats, a team of young women prepares to defend the Wolves' undefeated record, their banter spilling from tampons to genocide to the pressures of preparing for their adult lives. With an ear for the bravado and empathy of the teenage years, The Wolves explores the violence and teamwork of sports and adolescence, following a pack of 16-year-old girls who turn into warriors on the field. An acclaimed play from a new voice, Studio-commissioned writer Sarah DeLappe, this production is part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival and continues through March 18.


Architecture and Design Film Festival: D.C.

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) is the nation's largest film festival devoted to the creative spirit that drives architecture and design. From February 22 through February 25, the Festival screens films that explore the life and work of architects selected architects, authors and activists, as well as timely topics such as design for positive social change and generative healthcare design.

ADFF: D.C. opens next Thursday at the National Building Museum with a celebration and screening of the film BIG TIME


Friday, February 16
Theater - Sovereignty
Arena Stage

Event - Book Talk: The Nation's Capital Brewmaster
Woodrow Wilson House

Film - Your Name
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Film - Iranian Film Festival: When God Sleeps

Exhibit - Wall Flowers: Botanical Mural
U.S. Botanic Garden 

Saturday, February 17

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

Event - 21st Century Consort: Lenny's Legacy
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Theater - The Great Society
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Charlie Visconage: Cool Guy Alert!
Hill Center

Exhibit - Florimonte & Luckett
Touchstone Gallery

Sunday, February 18

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

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

Exhibit - Tim McLoraine Hindsight: Stories and Loops
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Theater - Something Rotten!
National Theatre

Monday, February 19

Exhibit - Crossover: East and West 
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ 
National Geographic Museum

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

Exhibit - Ocha & Wagashi: The History of Japanese Tea & Sweets
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Tuesday, February 20

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

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

Film - Fukushima Now: The Untold Stories
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Film - Naples '44
Edlavitch DCJCC

Wednesday, February 21 

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall
The Mexican Cultural Institute

Event - Teen Museum Council Movie Night
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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

Event - Windsock Arms Happy Hour: Hawaiian Shirt Night 
College Park Aviation Museum

Event - Early Music Seminar: Il Lauro Verde
Folger Shakespeare Library

Thursday, February 22

Exhibit - Women in Art 1850 - 1910
Dumbarton Oaks

Concert - 1964: The Tribute
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Luce Unplugged: Odetta Hartman with Jack Inslee 
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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


Newsletter for February 16 to February 22, 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 24

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

March 3

Women's History Day
DAR Museum

March 3

Fab Five Bash
The Chamber Dance Project

March 10

Dance Salon
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery



DC Cultural Plan

The DC Office of Planning released the working draft of the DC Cultural Plan for public review and comment. Share your feedback at the open house to discuss the plan, or send written comments about the DC Cultural Plan to DCculturalplan@dc.gov. All comments are due February 28.

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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