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Hill Center

The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital provides high-quality programs and other opportunities for area residents to engage fully in the life of Washington, DC. In addition to arts, educational and cultural programs, the Hill Center offers classes and courses for people of all ages and backgrounds. Individuals and organizations also may secure space for meetings, lectures, performances, gallery exhibitions and other events at the Center. Hill Center will host its annual Volunteer Capitol Hill on Saturday, April 28, to help people learn about volunteer opportunities at the Center and numerous other organizations in the DC area.


National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

This Saturday, April 14, enjoy one of DC's largest spectator events, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC. The parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue NW. From the National Archives to the Washington Monument, the pageantry and excitement of the Nation's premier springtime parade wows spectators. Giant helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, and celebrity entertainers and other performers animate the Parade route. Celebrity Chef Carla Hall (ABC-TV's The Chew) is the parade's Grand Marshall. Arrive early for the best views.


Anacostia River Festival

The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the fourth annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and the official closing of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Celebrate the Anacostia River and take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in the bike parade, play lawn games with your family and experience Southeast DC's local arts scene at this special free event. This year's festival will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Anacostia Park and the Year of the Anacostia, a year-long invitation to honor history. Celebrate progress and enjoy the Anacostia River and its surroundings this Sunday, April 15.


Use All Available Doors 

Use All Available Doors is a new play following a soon-to-be-decommissioned WMATA train car, a grieving operator re-evaluating her life's path, and a revolving door of passengers as they travel the length of the Red Line. Vignettes are performed between each stop and include a parade, a sing-a-long, and an unsolicited foot washing. Use All Available Doors is where true stories meet absurdity in a valentine to the DC Metro and its riders. See this production playing through May 6 at Dupont Underground.


Friday, April 13
Theater - Two Trains Running
Arena Stage

Tour - Historic Georgetown
DC by Foot

Exhibit - Light Up Your heArt
Zenith Gallery

Event - Chamber Music Concert
Dumbarton House  

Event - IDENTIFY: Lee Mingwei, Sonic Blossom
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

Saturday, April 14

Theater - The Wiz 
Ford's Theatre 

Theater - Snow Child 
Arena Stage 

Concert - Gay Men's Chorus of Washingon, DC
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Event - Taste of Spring Tour
President Woodrow Wilson House

Event - Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup
Tenleytown Main Steet

Sunday, April 15

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

Event - Little Stones
National Museum of Women in the Arts 

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

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

Monday, April 16

Event - Book Talk: They Knew Lincoln 
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

Exhibit - The Marines and Tet

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Tuesday, April 17
Concert - Washington DC International Music Festival 2018
The Kennedy Center

Lecture - 2018 DC Emancipation Day Curator Talk with Alcione Amos 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Whispering Grass
Embassy of Australia 

Tour - Art Across Cultures

Tour - Highlights from the Conservatory Collection
U.S. Botanic Garden 

TheaterOne Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Wednesday, April 18 

Exhibit - The Pilot District Project
National Building Museum

Concert - The Suffers
The Barns at Wolf Trap

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

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

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt  
Ford's Theatre

Thursday, April 19

Event - Meet a Navy Seal/ Meet a Spy
International Spy Museum

Exhibit - Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze
National Gallery of Art

Event - $19.89
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - Seif al-Rahbi and modern Arabic Poetry from Oman

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Event - Hate is a Failure of Imagination 
Austrian Cultural Forum Washington


Newsletter for April 13 to April 19, 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 22

Shakespeare's Birthday
Folger Shakespeare Library

April 26

Evening of Jazz with Alison Crockett
Van Ness Main Street

April 28

Taste of 8th
Barracks Row Main Street

April 29

Culturfied International Children's Festival
Culturfied Foundation



Volunteer at Around the World Embassy Tour!

The May 5 Around the World Embassy Tour features embassies that open their doors to the public for a day. The embassies present their cultural, cuisine, art and more. Volunteers help in the embassies and at Information Booths. Click here to volunteer.  

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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