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Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Join the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) on Saturday, May 5, to celebrate 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 SQCC offers a full day of free performances and activities designed to help visitors learn about Omani food, art, fashion, music and more. The SQCC is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the richness of the two cultures through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, and educational resources. The SQCC also hosts an intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. Click here to learn more about this five-week summer program.


Awesome Con

Awesome Con is Washington DC's Comic Con! This celebration of geek culture brings over 70,000 fans together, with their favorite stars from across comics, movies, television, toys, games, and more! Just like DC, they're smart, family-friendly, and inclusive. Awesome Con is also home to Future Con. Created with the Smithsonian, this is an area of Awesome Con that explores where science and science fiction meet. The event continues from March 30 to April 1 at the Washington Convention Center. Tickets start at $40.


Blossom Kite Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is kicking off kite season Saturday, March 31, on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The 7th annual Blossom Kite Festival highlights the creativity of kite makers and skills of fliers from across the US and other countries.There is a variety of competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last), and you may bring your own kites to fly on the public field. You also may purchase a kite onsite.


No Spectators: The Art
of Burning Man 

The Renwick Gallery hosts the first major national exhibition to focus on the large-scale participatory work from the annual Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. No Spectators will take over the entire building, even extending outdoors, with sculptures positioned throughout the surrounding neighborhood in parks and on streets in a collaboration between the museum and the Golden Triangle BID. Overall, this extensive exhibit will showcase room-sized installations, costumes, jewelry and more. The Renwick Gallery will host The Art of Burning Man through January 21, 2019.


Friday, March 30
Theater - Hold These Truths
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Orchid Spectrum
U.S. Botanic Garden

Tour - Lincoln Assasination
DC by Foot

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum  

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

Saturday, March 31

Theater - The Wiz 
Ford's Theatre 

Tour - Cherry Blossom Cupcake 
Dumbarton House 

Event - Paints, Pigments, Brushes: All About Japanese Painting

Exhibit - Over Here and Over There: Aviation & Prince George's County During World War I
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - The Marines and Tet

Sunday, April 1

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Portrait Story Days: Dolley Madison 
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

Exhibit - She Runs Wild by Makda Kibour
Touchstone Gallery

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

Monday, April 2

Event - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ 
National Geographic 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, April 3
Exhibit - Women House
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Film - Royal Ballet: The Winter's Tale
Folger Shakespeare Library 

Exhibit - Viewfinders
Hill Center Galleries 

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

Wednesday, April 4 

Concert - Ana Moura
Wolf Trap

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

Event - Challenging Colonialism in Contemporary Art
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt  
Ford's Theatre

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

Thursday, April 5

Event - April Wine Tasting at Le Chat Noir
Tenleytown Main Street

Event - Humanities Talk Series with Dr. Deanna Marcum
Dumbarton Oaks

Event - Chamber Music at Noon
Goethe-Institut Washington

Event - Gallery Talk: Ikats, Textiles of Uzbekistan


Newsletter for March 30 to April 5, 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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April 6

Freer Film Friday: Jazz and Japan

April 14

Taste of Spring Tour
President Woodrow Wilson House

April 14

Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest 
Rhode Island Avenue Main Street

April 19

Hirshhorn Museum



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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