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The Korean Culture Center

Join the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) on Saturday, May 5 to celebrate global culture during Passport DC's Around the World Embassy Tour! Each year in May, dozens of embassies open their doors for this special city-wide celebration of international culture. The KCC offers a full day of free performances and activities designed to help visitors learn about Korean food, art, dance, fashion, music and more. In June, visit the center again to enjoy the exhibit Artistic Records, which features the art of four Korean artists.

 

Dead Men's Hollow Concert

Beloved local band Dead Men's Hollow returns to the Congressional Cemetery Chapel for two final shows – one early, one late – before the award-winning Americana/bluegrass group ends its 17-year run. On March 24, 2018, catch DMH's early or late show. All tickets are $20 each. Beer and wine are available at a cash bar for pre-show happy hours from 6 to 8:30 pm. Arrive early to secure your seats and grab a tasty beverage (or two) for the concert.

 

Translations

Set in Ireland circa 1833, Translations is a rumination on the power of language. The British army arrives in County Donegal and begins drawing new borders and translating local place names into the King's English. As a result, disagreement, violence and even romance collide in this compelling play by master Irish playwright Brian Friel. The show continues at Studio Theatre through April 22.

 

To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia

Ikat is a popular type of fabric made in Central Asia. The word means "to tie" in Malaysian, which is appropriate for the technique used to make ikats: threads are carefully patterned by binding and dyeing before being woven together. Ikats have been increasingly used by designers, resulting in items from couture gowns to T-shirts to sofa coverings. This exhibit at the Freer|Sackler galleries will display roughly 30 ikat hangings and coats, showcasing the technical wizardry and historical prominence of the fabric. See this exhibit on display through July 29.

 

Friday, March 23
Theater - Hold These Truths
Arena Stage

Concert - Luce Unplugged Community Showcase: Governess and Antonia
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tour - Haunted Georgetown
DC by Foot

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

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

Saturday, March 24

Theater - The Wiz 
Ford's Theatre 

Exhibit - Viewfinders
Hill Center

Event - Botanical Cocktail Complements: Herbal Tonics, Bitters, Shrubs, and Sodas
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Women House
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Sunday, March 25

Tour - Blossoms on the Tidal Basin
DC by Foot

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

Event - HERSTORY: Fierce, Fabulous & Feminine
Double Nickels Theatre Company

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

Event - Studies of Early Chinese Lacquer Buddhas 
Freer|Sackler

Monday, March 26

Event - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge 
Hirshhorn Museum

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

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

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

Tuesday, March 27

Exhibit - Orchid Spectrum
U.S. Botanic Garden

Event - Dear Jack, Dear Louise
Folger Theatre 

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum 

Exhibit - Making Room: Housing for a Changing America
National Building Museum

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall
Mexican Cultural Institute

Wednesday, March 28 

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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

Exhibit - Evolving Traditions: Paintings of Wonder from Japan
Japan Culture and Information Center (JICC)

Exhibit - The Marines and Tet 
Newseum

Exhibit - She Runs Wild by Makda Kibour
Touchstone Gallery

Thursday, March 29

Event - When Architecture Tells A Story
National Building Museum

Tour - First Amendment Highlights
Newseum

Exhibit - Whispering Grass
Embassy of Australia

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

 

Newsletter for March 23 to March 29, 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 30 to April 1

Awesome Con
Washington Convention Center


 
March 31

Global Terrorism, Espionage and Cybersecurity Update
International Spy Museum


April 14

Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest 
Rhode Island Avenue Main Street

May 19

DC Bike Ride
Events DC

 

 

   
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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