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Embassy of the Philippines

Join the staff of the Embassy of Philippines Saturday, May 5, to celebrate Passport DC's Around the World Embassy Tour! The embassy is one of more than 40 embassies that will invite the public inside to learn about their history, culture and cuisine. The Embassy of the Philippines will create a fiesta promoting its culinary traditions, arts and tourism. The chancery in DC is the oldest overseas Philippine legation. It is located at 1600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, directly behind the statue of Daniel Webster along Scott Circle.



This Saturday, April 7, enjoy the inaugural Petalpalooza at The Wharf, DC's newest half-mile-long waterfront destination. Petalpalooza features interactive art installations, larger-than-life games and activities, music, a roller rink, a beer garden, and a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico. From 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm, let the good times roll in the roller skating rink, with special roller dancer performances throughout the day, and hear live music on three waterfront stages. DC's own Step Afrika! is among the performing artists to see and hear


USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

The USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo will take place this weekend, April 7-8, in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event is the nation's largest gathering of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) exhibits, programs and professionals. It features more than 3,000 hands-on exhibits, 30 stage shows, lots of scientists and engineers and more! Attendees include more than 350,000 kids, teens, parents, teachers, and homeschoolers keenly interested in STEM. The Expo is free. Please use public transportation to get to the convention center in downtown DC.


The Pilot District Project 

In 1968, the eyes of a worried nation were on Washington, DC. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the widespread neighborhood destruction that followed in the district and nationwide, many wondered what would come next? A new exhibition at the National Building Museum, organized as part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of King's assassination, explores the Pilot District Project (PDP). The PDP was a local experiment in community policing. PDP focused on several African American residential and business neighborhoods hard hit by intense civil disturbances in the spring of 1968. This exhibit will be on display through January 15, 2019.


Friday, April 6
Theater - Two Trains Running
Arena Stage

Event - Freer Film Friday: Japan and Jazz

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

Exhibit - Viewfinders
Hill Center  

Theater - Don Juan
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 

Saturday, April 7

Theater - The Wiz 
Ford's Theatre 

Theater - Hold These Truths 
Arena Stage 

Event - Photography Day

Event - Jazz Family Day
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Taste of Spring Tour
President Woodrow Wilson House

Event - Japanese Culture Day
Library of Congress

Sunday, April 8

Event - Book Talk: Treating People Well
Ford's Theatre

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

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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

Monday, April 9

Concert - NSO In Your Neighborhood Concert 
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Exhibit - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man 
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

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

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

Tuesday, April 10
Exhibit - The Rhode Island Years 1978-1986
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

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

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall
Mexican Cultural Institute 

Event - Museum Tuesday Talk: Sandwich Island Samplers
DAR Museum 

Lecture - Shrinking Snow Caps and Rising Tides: Implications for Oman's Coastal Resources
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 

Event - Extreme Ocean: Exploring the Deep
National Geographic Museum

Wednesday, April 11 

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

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

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt  
Ford's Theatre

Thursday, April 12

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

Exhibit - Kate Fleming, Shadows and Light
Capitol Hills Arts Workshop

Event - Jazz with Lisa Hilton Trio
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Silent Movies & Music: Women's Suffrage and the Early Age of Filmmaking 
Austrian Cultural Forum Washington


Newsletter for April 6 to April 12, 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 14

Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest
Rhode Island Avenue Main Street

April 15

Little Stones
National Museum of Women in the Arts

April 15

Anacostia River Festival 
National Cherry Blossom Festival

April 29

Culturfied International Children's Festival
Culturfied Foundation



Volunteer at Around the World Embassy Tour!

Meet DC residents and visitors from around the country at the May 5 Around the World Embassy Tour! Our information booths will be hubs of activity where volunteers pass out programs, share information and sell souvenir passports. Other will help embassy staff welcome visitors. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. 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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