Newsletter for April 27 to May 3, 2018 Newsletter for April 27 to May 3, 2018


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Embassy of Uruguay

The Embassy of Uruguay is one of more than 45 embassies that will invite the public inside to learn about the histor, culture and cuisine during the Around the World Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 5. The embassy is located at 1913 I Street, NW Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, May 2 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the afternoon in the 'Salón de las Artes' of the Embassy of Uruguay, the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts will host ts 2018 Silent Auction to raise funds for the development of its cultural activities. The Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion and support of Uruguayan artists while working to establish cultural links with organizations in the United States .


Taste of 8th

More than 20 Barracks Row restaurants will serve appetizer sized samples of their best-known or newest dishes on Saturday, April 28 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Most people purchase a pack of 5 tasting tickets to sample their favorite 8th Street restaurants. Day-of tickets will be $25 for 5 tasting tickets. Sales benefit Barracks Row Main Street's year-round work to maintain a clean, safe and beautiful community for residents and businesses.


Volunteer Capitol Hill

Join us at Hill Center for Volunteer Capitol Hill 2018 on Saturday, April 28 and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the area. Organizations that recruit volunteers at this annual event can help you learn how to make an impact in your neighborhood, in your city, or simply in the life of one of your neighbors down the street! Volunteer Capitol Hill is an annual event designed to showcase a variety of opportunities for volunteer service. The event benefits members of the community by helping them match their skills and interests to the needs of nonprofit organizations. Cultural Tourism DC will participate. See you there!  


Franciscan Monastery Herb and Plant Sale 

The Franciscan Monastery hosts its annual Herb and Plant Sale on April 28 and April 29. Come early for organic herbs, annuals, perennials, fruit trees, vegetables, monastery-grown plants and honey, while enjoying food and craft vendors. Free garden tours will be held Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm. Proceeds from this special event support preservation of the monastery's historic gardens, beekeeping program and community vegetable program, which supplies fresh produce to those in need through partnerships with local food non-profits and parish food pantries.



Friday, April 27
Theater - Two Trains Running
Arena Stage

Film - The Man Who Jumped Over Cars
Goethe-Institut Washington

Event - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Event - 31st Annual Evening of Comedy
The Barns at Wolf Trap  

Event - Guided Garden Tour
Tudor Place 

Saturday, April 28

Theater - The Wiz 
Ford's Theatre 

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

Event - James Renwick Alliance Destinguished Educators Symposium
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Event - Shaolin Jazz Live!
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Sunday, April 29

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

Event - Closing Reception for April Exhibtions
Touchstone Gallery 

Theater - Snow Child
Arena Stage

Event - Bells Across Asia

Monday, April 30

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

Exhibit - The Pilot District Project 
National Building Museum

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

Tour - Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Tuesday, May 1
Event - Double Take: One Artwork Two Viewpoints
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Marx in the Study: An Interactive Installation
Goethe-Institut Washington

Exhibit - Whispering Grass
Embassy of Australia 

Exhibit - Viewfinders 
Hill Center 

Exhibit - Women House
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Lecture - Shrinking Kingdoms: Leopards & Jaguars 
National Geographic Museum

Wednesday, May 2 

Event - Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Angela Hewitt
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Reception for Curtis Woody's A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia
Dumbarton House

Exhibit - reBirth: Washington, DC 50 Years After 1968
District Architecture Center

Tour - Capitol Hill & Library of Congress
DC by Foot

Event - 2018 Fellows Lectures
Smithsonain American Art Museum

Thursday, May 3

Event - La Musica de Mexico: Muisc from Mexico and Italy
Mexican Cultural Institute

Event - Artist Talk with David Best
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Tudor Nights: Hamilton
Tudor Place

Event - Scholar Spotlight: Faces in Japanese Art
Japan Information & Culture Center

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum


Newsletter for April 27 to May 3, 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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May 4

Curated! A Symposium on Collecting
DAR Museum

May 12

EU Open House
Various EU Embassies

May 12-13

House and Garden Tour
Capitol Hill Restoration Society

May 19

Multicultural Open House
Hosteling International-Washington, DC



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.  

Embassy Chef Challenge

Taste the World at the 10th annual Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge presented by TCMA on May 17. 30+ embassies showcasing authentic food, drinks, music and performances. Taste everything and YOU vote for the winner! Register today at

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