Newsletter for June 8 to June 14, 2018 Newsletter for June 8 to June 14, 2018


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Embassy of El Salvador

The Embassy of El Salvador is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. H.E. Claudia Ivette Canjura de Centeno serves as ambassador to the United States and, among her diplomatic activities, works with her staff to promote the culture and identity of El Salvador and strengthen connections with Salvadorans abroad. The embassy did both this past May when it welcomed visitors during the 2018 Around the World Embassy Tour and competed in the Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge. Ambassador de Centeno is a medical doctor and one of a number of female ambassadors to the U.S.


Book Talk with Derek Hyra

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration and in tandem with its new exhibition, A Right to the City, the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum will host author Derek Hyra this Saturday, June 9, 1pm to 3 pm. Hyra will talk about his book Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, an ethnographic investigation of the redevelopment of Washington, DC's Shaw/U Street neighborhood. Hyra is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. His other books include, Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC. 



On June 9 and June 10 at the Freer|Sackler Museum, experience music and dance from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan with an ensemble of prominent artists from New York's Central Asian community. Shashmaqam specializes in wedding music for vocals, lute (tanbur), accordion, and percussion, as well as the region's classical repertoire for which the ensemble is named. The ensemble features music director Shumiel Kuyenov on frame drum (doira), David Davidov on lute (tar), Rafael Badalbaev on accordion, guest vocalist Rustam Samarqandi, and dancer Firuza Yagudaeva. Each performance will be introduced by ethnomusicologist Evan Rapport.


Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

See works by Portuguese-born artist Maria Helena Vieira da Silva at the National Museum of Women in the Arts until June 30, in the 3rd Floor collection galleries. Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908–1992) helped shape the field of expressive abstraction after World War II in Paris. In partnership with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, the selected group of works is featured for the "Month of Portugal," an initiative of the Embassy of Portugal.


How Vintage Clothing Became Mainstream

Stop by the DAR Museum on Tuesday, June 12, at noon to hear a presentation that traces the evolution of vintage clothing from its presence in small boutiques to major retailers and online platforms and social media. It will also cover how the vintage market works, how to find good vintage deals, and how to care for your vintage items. The idea of wearing grandpa's and grandma's clothing as fashion is a concept that dates back to about the 1950s. Vintage clothing today is sold by major fashion labels, embraced by celebrities and worn by Grammy-winning rap artists.


Friday, June 8
Tour - In Their Footsteps: Woman Sufferage Walking Tour
National Women's History Museum

Exhibit - National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - 1968: A Time of Uproar in Europe and the U.S. 
Goethe-Institut Washington

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

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Tour - Docent's Choice
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

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

Saturday, June 9

Event - CapitalBop Jazz Loft Series
DC Jazz Festival 

Event - Inside Media: CNN's Jake Tapper

Tour - Gardens & Greenhouse
Franciscan Monastery

Tour - Historic Georgetown 
DC by Foot

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

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

Sunday, June 10

Event - Meet the Artist: Oliver Lake
DC Jazz Festival

Event - Jazz in the 'Hoods: Roy Hargrove, Presented by Events DC
DC Jazz Festival 

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

Exhibit - Pair-ings
Touchstone Gallery

Tour - Embassy Row and Historic Dupont Circle 
DC by Foot

Monday, June 11

Event - Jo-Go Project with Dupont Brass
DC Jazz Festival

Event - Meet Pepper 
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - It's A Family Affair, Esther Williams & Davey Yarborough
Kennedy Center

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - The Pilot District Project 
National Building Museum

Tuesday, June 12

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

Exhibit - Artistic Records
Korean Culture Center

Exhibit - Cézanne Portraits
National Gallery of Art 

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

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Exhibit - Drawn to Purpose: Women Illustrators and Cartoonists 
Library of Congress

Wednesday, June 13 

Event - Fresh Talk: Out Loud
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - An Evening with Dancer Patric Palkens
Chamber Dance Project

Exhibit - Transformers: New Contemporary Sculpture 
Art Museum of the Americas (OAS)

Event - The Importance of Being Earnest
Dumbarton House

Exhibit - Constructing MEXICO 68
Mexican Cultural Institute

Thursday, June 14

Event - Jazz in the 'Hoods: Marshall Keys, Federico Pena and Mark Prince
Events DC

Event - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Event - Flag Day

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Event - Artist Roundtable: Art and Identity Between Culture
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Exhibit - Against the Day
Kreeger Museum

Event - The Marines and Tet 

Newsletter for June 8 to June 14, 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 15

East River Jazz Series
Events DC

June 16

Meet the Artist: Ivan Lins
DC Jazz Festival

June 22

Jana Kubánková and Wuilly Arteaga
Dupont Underground

June 26

Al Spendiaryan Qanon Ensemble
Library of Congress



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