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Around the World Embassy Tour and Volunteer Registration

Each May, nearly 30,000 visitors to Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET) enjoy the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of more than 40 countries. Now in its 11th year, AWET is Saturday, May 5, from 10 am to 4 pm. Participants can expect to experience performances, food samplings, demonstrations, exhibits, and more as well as to get tourism information for each country.

Everything is on track to make AWET highly successful, but the program needs your help to make this an unforgettable experience for the thousands who plan to visit the embassies. AWET needs volunteers at the participating embassies and information booths as well as volunteers to help with hospitality and souvenir passport sales. Click here to learn about the volunteer opportunities available to make Around the World Embassy Tour 2018 an awesome event!


Annual GWHCC Business Expo

With over 1,500 attendees and 170 exhibitors, the 9th Annual GWHCC Business Expo provides critical business and career development opportunities to the DC region's business community and residents. From getting to know your local businesses to gaining the resources to start your own, the GWHCC Business Expo has something for everyone. Produced by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Wal-Mart, this expo event is on March 16 at the Washington Convention Center.


Sights and Sounds of Ireland Today

Solas Nua, in collaboration with Dupont Underground, presents Sights and Sounds of Ireland Today or, in Ireland's native Gaelic language, Radhairc agus Glórtha na héireann Faoi Láthair. The exhibition explores the field of contemporary video art production in Ireland today. It is the first significant survey of Irish visual art to be presented in the Washington, DC area. This Friday, March 16, hear from the curator Jackie Hoysted and artist Jonah King, in conversation with Andy Johnson of the Corcoran College of Art. Visit Dupont Underground again Saturday, March 17, for a St. Patrick's Day Arts Festival. Tickets are $15.


Commissioning Cultural Diplomacy:
Art in US Embassies

Dedicated to cultural diplomacy through the visual arts, the U.S Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies is forging new public art models for U.S. diplomatic missions overseas.  Curator Sarah Tanguy and artisit Anton Ginzburg will disucss his recent comissioned work, Stargaze: Orion, at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, focusing on the development of thematically specific work, the importance of cross-cultural exchange, and the special parameters of placing art on diplomatic grounds. Join the conversation Thursday, March 22, at 6:00 pm in the Kreeger Museum. Light refreshments will follow the program. 


Friday, March 16
Theater - We Hold These Truths
Arena Stage

Film - Tokyo Idols

Concert - Barry Flanagan of HAPA
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Film - Ama-San
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) 

Exhibit - Whispering Grass
Dumbarton House 

Saturday, March 17

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle 
DC by Foot 

Film - Human Flow
Hirshhorn Museum

Film - Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - The Rhode Island Years 1978-1986
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Sunday, March 18

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

Exhibit - Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

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

Film - The Colorado
The Kennedy Center

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

Monday, March 19

Film - Plastic China
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Exhibit - Women House 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall  
The Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Early UFA Film Posters: Projecting Women
Goethe-Institut Washington

Tuesday, March 20

Tour - Museum Highlights
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre 

Event - Annual Meeting

Shaw Main Streets 

Concert - The Last Bandoleros with Skribe
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Tour - Capitol Hill & Library of Congress
DC by Foot

Wednesday, March 21 

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Film Shorts - Protecting Wild Rivers
Department of the Interior Museum

Concert - Altan
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Viewfinders 
Hill Center

Exhibit - She Runs Wild by Makda Kibour
Touchstone Gallery

Thursday, March 22

Event - Spring Fling
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets

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

Event - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum


Newsletter for March 16 to March 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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March 27

Dear Jack, Dear Louise
Folger Theatre

March 31

The English Beat
The Barns at Wolf Trap

April 14

Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest 
Rhode Island Avenue Main Street

April 29

International Children's Festival
Culturified Foundation



Volunteer for Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest

This April 14, enjoy the talents of local musicians, dancers, and poets as you help hundreds stroll the neighborhood for a casual and fun day of live performances! Sign-up to volunteer here.

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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