Newsletter for May 25 to May 31, 2018 Newsletter for May 25 to May 31, 2018


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Embassy of Malaysia

The Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, DC is located at 3516 International Court, NW. Earlier this month, the embassy and its staff welcomed visitors during Around the World Embassy Tour. The Embassy showcased cultural performances, martial arts, traditional games and handicrafts - and there was a classic Malay movies screening. On May 17, the Embassy of Malaysia competed in the Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge. Malaysia's diplomatic relations with the United States date back to 1957.  


Wandering in Wonder

The Gandhi Memorial Center presents Wandering in Wonder, a program of music, poetry and dance this Saturday, May 26 at 5:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. It is produced by Santiniketan Ashram Sammilani International (SASI) and Milia Ali, a Rabindra Sangeet singer from Bangladesh. Performances will include dancers Malabika Guha and Brinda Guha and vocalists Mahmud Hussain Dulu and Srabonti Ali.


Live from Here

The only live music and variety radio show aired nationwide today, Live from Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion) has been a staple for the 2.6 million fans who have tuned in each Saturday evening over the past 43 seasons. Hosted by Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, the show draws new, diverse talent to public radio with a unique blend of musical performances and comedy. This performance features Kacey Musgraves, comic Sheng Wang, and duet partner Sarah Jarosz. Get tickets for the show this Saturday, May 26 at Wolf Trap's Filene Center.

Against the Day

The Kreeger Museum presents Against the Day, 2007, a recently acquired work by California sculptor Richard Deutsch that occupies the North Lawn of the Museum. A gift from the Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland, Against the Day comprises eight distinct sculptures. Five white granite "benches" surround a central row of three geometric forms in white, red, and black granite. The sight lines of Against the Day are intended to draw viewers to the northern edge of the Sculpture Garden, which offers views of the Museum building and nearby contemporary sculpture.

Journeys, Memories and Dreams

Journeys, Memories and Dreams of the Future explores the works of two popular artists, painter and collage artist Suzy Scarborough, and sculptor Elissa Farrow-Savos. While these two artists and their art are distinct, both have similar themes: the journeys we take through life and the memories we make through our journey. See this exhibit at Zenith Gallery on display through June 23.


Friday, May 25
Exhibit - Evolving Traditions: Paintings of Wonder from Japan
Japan Information and Culture Center

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Exhibit - Botanical Art Worldwide: America's Flora
U.S. Botanic Garden

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

Tour - National Mall

DC by Foot 

Event - The Pocket Band and Jamal Gray

Dupont Underground 

Saturday, May 26

Event - Portrait Story Days: Maya Lin 
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

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 - The Plane of Tomorrow, Today!
DC by Foot

Sunday, May 27

Theater - Waitress
National Theatre

Tour - Art Across Cultures

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 

Exhibit - Pilot District Project
National Building Museum

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

Monday, May 28

Exhibit - Cézanne Portraits
National Gallery of Art

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

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

Event - Meet Pepper
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Zenith Comes of Age: 24 Years on Seventh Street 
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Tuesday, May 29

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

Event - Adams Morgan Movie Night: Hairspray
Adams Morgan Partnership BID

Exhibit - Whispering Grass
Embassy of Australia

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

Exhibit - Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 

Exhibit - Constructing MEXICO68
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - Embasy Row and Historic Dupont Circle 
DC by Foot

Wednesday, May 30 

Exhibit - Our World
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)

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

Exhibit - Transformers: New Contemporary Sculpture 
Organization of American States

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ
National Geographic Museum

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

Thursday, May 31

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - NBM Gala
National Building Museum

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

Event - Lunchtime Music Series: Nasim Sideeq, Tom Kitchen & Friends, and Ryan Collins 
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

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June 1

Free Folger Friday: Thinking Shakespeare with Barry Edelstein
Folger Theatre

June 4

Building a PBS Series
National Building Museum

June 4-6

EuroAsia Shorts
Goethe-Institut Washington and Japan Information and Culture Center 

June 6

Japanese Classics: Drunken Angel



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