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Embassy of Kenya

The Embassy of Kenya in Washington, DC is the Republic of Kenya's diplomatic mission to the United States. The Beaux-Arts building was designed by noted architect Nathan Corwith Wyeth in 1906 and 1908. The embassy is one of more than 40 embassies that will invite the public inside to learn about their history and culture during the Around the World Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 5. The Embassy of Kenya will promote its arts, cuisine and tourism, as well as feature Kenyan singers and dancersThe embassy site is located at 2249 R Street, NW in the Kalorama neighborhood. 



Taste of Dupont

This Saturday, April 21, Dupont Circle restaurants will open their doors to offer signature appetizers, entrées, drinks, and desserts for the 11th annual Taste of Dupont. From 1 pm to 4 pm, ticketed patrons can walk from restaurant to tavern to discover new places and new foods and beverages to sample. Advance tickets to the Taste of Dupont are $30 each and give you access to all 10 (or more) Taste locations. Day-of-the-event tickets are $40. The annual Taste of Dupont is organized by Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets.


Earth Day Plant Sale and Picnic

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Tudor Place this Sunday, April 22! Spend an afternoon exploring the historic gardens and take advantage of a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the grounds. While there, see a limited-run exhibition of Colombian orchids in the Conservatory and across the grounds. You may also purchase plants to support conservation and education at Tudor Place. The Plant Sale will feature heirloom and native sun to shade perennials as well as tropical and house plants. Bring your own picnic and blanket. See you rain or shine!


Constructing MEXICO68 

The Mexican Cultural Institute presents an exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first Latin American Olympic games, Constructing MEXICO68. The exhibit features the sporting venues built for the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics and their connection to design and urban art. Design was a fundamental part of MEXICO68. The architectural innovation of the games and the urban art, like the Ruta de la Amistad, played a fundamental role in the iconic MEXICO68 games. See this exhibit on display through August 31.


Friday, April 20
Theater - Two Trains Running
Arena Stage

Tour - Historic Georgetown
DC by Foot

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

Exhibit - Evolving Traditions: Paintings of Wonder from Japan
Japanese Information and Culture Center  

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

Saturday, April 21

Theater - The Wiz 
Ford's Theatre 

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

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

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

Event - History Bites: Tea Tasting
Dumbarton House

Sunday, April 22

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

Exhibit - Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
National Gallery of Art 

Theater - Snow Child
Arena Stage

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

Monday, April 23

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

Exhibit - A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall 
Mexican Cultural Institute

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

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge 
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Tuesday, April 24
Exhibit - reBirth: Washington DC 50 Years after 1968

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

Exhibit - Whispering Grass
Embassy of Australia 

Event - Ancient Oman: Archeological Digs and Historical Discoveries 
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 

Exhibit - The Pilot District Project
National Building Museum

Tour - Art Across Cultures

Wednesday, April 25 

Exhibit - Women House
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Concert - Ana Popovic
The Barns at Wolf Trap

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

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Thursday, April 26

Event - Evening of Jazz with Alison Crockett
Van Ness Main Street

Event - Farm to Table
Dumbarton House

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Event - A Revolutionary Book Party 
Historic Congressional Cemetery


Newsletter for April 20 to April 26, 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 27

An Evening with Oud Hobbyists Trio
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

April 28

Volunteer Capitol Hill
Hill Center

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.  

Vintage DC Wines: Great Wine and Great Art

Enjoy these Chilean wines with your family, friends, and co-workers. Artist Dana Ellyn created the beautiful labels, which represent selected DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails. Click to purchase a bottle or the collection. Use Coupon Code: APRIL. Promotion runs through April 22.

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