Newsletter for May 18 to May 24 Newsletter for May 18 to May 24


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Embassy of Nepal

The Embassy of Nepal in Washington, D.C. is located in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC. Built around 1920 as a private residence, the Colonial Revival-style building is a contributing property to the Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Earlier this month, the embassy and its staff welcomed more than 2,000 visitors during Around the World Embassy Tour. On May 17, Nepal will compete in the Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge.


Multicultural Open House

In celebration of Passport DC and DC International Cultural Awareness Month, Hostelling International DC invites you to a multicultural open house on Saturday, May 19. Explore diverse cultures through food, music, dance and fun activities. The event highlights include Yasaswini Iyer, dancer of the Indian classical art of Bharathanatyam and member of Natya Dance Theater, and an African drum circle led by Baba Joseph, a master drummer of Kankouran West African Dance Company. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.



Adrienne Shelley's classic film comes to life on stage with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and direction from Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. Jenny is a waitress and a maker of delicious pies looking for a way out of her hometown and an unhappy marriage. A baking contest and the town's new doctor may be just what she needs, along with the support and advice of her fellow waitresses. This Broadway smash will run through June 3 at the National Theatre.


America's Flora

The American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) presents an exhibition of artworks of native plants. Staged in the USBG's gallery space, the exhibition includes 45 original contemporary botanical artworks, juried from more than 200 entries. All artworks feature native plants of the United States in work designed by resident artists. Similar exhibitions are on display in 24 other countries. A Worldwide Day of Botanical Art is tomorrow, May 18. America's Flora is on view at the U.S. Botanic Garden through October 2018, at which point it will travel throughout the US through 2019.

Adams Morgan Movie Nights

The Adams Morgan 5th Annual Summer Movie Nights is back. Enjoy films and other fun activities every Tuesday, through June 12, at the soccer field at Marie Reed School. All films include subtitles for the hearing impaired. Bring your chairs, kids and neighbors for a fun evening outdoors.


Friday, May 18
Theater - Candide
Kennedy Center

Event - Live It Learn It
Kreeger Museum

Theater - Snow Child
Arena Stage

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

Event - Silkroad Ensemble

Saturday, May 19

Exhibit - Women House 
National Museum of Women in the Arts 

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt 
Ford's Theatre

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

Exhibit - Embassy Row and Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

Sunday, May 20

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

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

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

Exhibit - Pilot District Project
National Building Museum

Concert - American Roots: The Wooks  
Hill Center

Monday, May 21

Exhibit - Cézanne Portraits
National Gallery of Art

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

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

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Event - Stand Up and Be Heard
Ford's Theatre

Tuesday, May 22

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonain Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Adams Morgan Movie Night: The Big Lebowski
Adams Morgan Partnership BID

Exhibit - Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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

Exhibit - The Marines and Tet 

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

Tour - Haunted Georgetown 
DC by Foot

Wednesday, May 23 

Event - Yoga in Luce
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - 26th Annual Garden Party
Tudor Place

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

Exhibit - Whispering Grass
Embassy of Australia

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

Thursday, May 24

Event - Remix: Swiss Beats
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Lecture - Secret Cities
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Constructing MEXICO68
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Susi Cora's Highwire
Touchstone Gallery

Event - Eritrea's Independence Day Party
Embassy of Eritrea


Newsletter for May 18 to May 24, 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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June 2

Classic Albums Live Presents: The White Album
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

June 4

Building a PBS Series
National Building Museum

June 4-6

EuroAsia Shorts
Embassy of the Philippines and Korean Cultural Center 

June 6

Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House



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