Newsletter for May 4 to May 10, 2018 Newsletter for May 4 to May 10, 2018


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Participating Embassies of 2018
Around the World Embassy Tour

Experience the Around The World Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am to 4 pm. Participating embassies include Afghanistan, the African Union, Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Morocco, Nepal, Oman-Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe. Discover and learn the similarities and differences between them as you travel the globe without leaving DC!


All Hallows Guild Flower Mart

Calling all garden enthusiasts! Enjoy the 2018 Flower Mart, one of spring's most impressive showcases of colorful perennials, cutting-edge landscape exhibits and extraordinary floral arrangements produced by international floral designers. See the diverse florae and take part in family-friendly activities including garden tours and rides on an antique carousel. This year's Flower Mart at the Washington National Cathedral is an official Passport DC event.


Sitar Performance with
Anupama Bhagwat

Get tickets for a sitar performance by Indian sitar maestro Anupama Bhagwat on Saturday, May 5 with the Gandhi Memorial CenterAnupama Bhagwat, one of the leading sitar players, has carved a niche in Indian Classical Music. She has been touching the hearts of audiences worldwide for over 15 years. Anupama plays in the Gayaki style, a lyrical and subtly nuanced style modelled upon the human voice. Bhagwat's technical virtuosity has been lauded by the connoisseurs world wide. Tickets for this event will be $20 payable at the door.  


CityDance DREAM Gala 

Get tickets for the CityDance DREAM Gala at the Historic Lincoln Theatre on May 5! The world's leading classical, contemporary, hip-hop and tap dance artists unite on the historic Lincoln Theatre stage for a heart pounding performance in support of CityDance DREAM, an organizations that uses dance to help young people discover their potential and pursue their dreams. Tickets to the gala are $25 to $42 each. You also may purchase a $250 ticket and enjoy an exclusive after-party and dancing with the DREAM Gala artists. 


Friday, May 4
Theater - Snow Child
Arena Stage

Event - Mills Brown Presents Magnolia
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Event - May Opening Reception featuring Susi Cora and Carol Moore
Touchstone Gallery

Event - 50 Years After Whitney M. Young Jr.
Octagon Museum  

Event - Curated! A Symposium on Collecting
DAR Museum 

Saturday, May 5

Theater - The Wiz 
Ford's Theatre 

Tour - Historic Georgetown 
DC by Foot

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Event - Chinese Embassy Open House
Embassy of China

Sunday, May 6

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

Exhibit - Curtis Woody: A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia
Dumbarton House 

Exhibit - Hung Liu in Print

National Museum of Women in the Arts 

Exhibit - Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project
National Building Museum

Event - Stephen Greenblatt 
Folger Theatre

Monday, May 7

Event - National Oratory Performance 
Ford's Theatre

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

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

Exhibit - Whispering Grass
Embassy of Australia

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Tuesday, May 8
Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

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

Exhibit - Evicted
National Building Museum 

Exhibit - Viewfinders 
Hill Center 

Exhibit - Constructing MEXICO68
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Exploration Starts Here 
National Geographic Museum

Wednesday, May 9 

Event - Shenson Chamber Music Concert: Modern Medieval Trio of Voices
National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Event - Space Seminar with Takuya Onishi (JAXA)
Japan Information & Culture Center

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

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Thursday, May 10

Event - Buying Time, Debt and Mobility from Oman to East Africa (and Back)
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Event - Urban Salon: Gallaudet University 6th Street Gateway
National Building Museum

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

Tour - Art Signs: Gallery Talks in American Sign Language (ASL)
Smithsonian American Art Museum


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May 12

EU Open House
Various EU Embassies

May 18

Live It Learn It
Kreeger Museum

May 19

Multicultural Open House
Hosteling International-Washington, DC

May 19

Fiesta Asia Street Fair
Asia Heritage Foundation



Volunteer at Around the World Embassy Tour!

There is just one more day to volunteer for the Around the World Embassy Tour where embassies that open 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. Thirty-plus embassies showcase authentic food, drinks, music and performances. Taste everything and YOU vote for the winner! Register today at

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