Newsletter for June 15 to June 21, 2018 Newsletter for June 15 to June 21, 2018

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Embassy of Iraq

The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq is located at 3421 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. The embassy joined other nations participating in Passport DC 2018, opening its doors to the public during Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET). The embassy showcased traditional Iraqi music, costumes, art, ancient Mesopotamia as well as the documentary Letters from Baghdad: The True Story of Gertrude Bell and Baghdad.  It also entertained guests with traditional Iraqi food. The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII) and the University of Chicago Oriental Institute assisted the embassy with its AWET programming.


Shaw Open House

The Shaw Open House returns this Saturday, June 16, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Shaw Open House invites everyone to enjoy an afternoon experiencing its wonderful eateries, watering holes and retail locations, followed by a prize-filled close-out party. New this year are a digital passport and Shaw DC Scavenger Hunt highlighting public art. Shaw Open House will focus on the southern half of the Shaw Main Streets service area, south of Rhode Island Avenue, between 6th and 10th Streets NW. The event is free. No tickets or reservations are required. 



This Saturday night, June 16, enjoy an evening of visual art and casual listening at the Dupont Underground. The 18th Street Singers present Soundscapes, an exploration of the relationship between space and sound in choral music. Using canons and rounds, works written for multiple choirs and voices, and the acoustics of different venues, Soundscapes considers the spaces and shapes in which music is made change an how we listen to it. Tickets are required.


Landmark Society Lecture - A Shared History:
Wessyngton to Washington

Join Tudor Place staff Monday, June 18, for an evening highlighting an historic letter George Washington sent to his wife Martha and the shared history of two historic sites. The letter is one of the most significant objects associated with President Washington. Learn how the Peter family treasured this letter and other objects in the Tudor Place collection. Then, hear about Washington Old Hall, a manor house in England that is the ancestral home of George Washington. This event is free.


Summer Solstice Party with
Chamber Dance Project

Get tickets for the opening night performance of Chant and the Summer Solstice Party, both happening Thursday, June 21. Produced by Chamber Dance Project, Chant is at 7:30 pm in Lansburgh Theatre. At 9:30 pm, follow a band from the theater to Hotel Monaco for the Summer Solstice Party's decadent desserts, sparkling wine and dancing with the artists to the rhythms of Mosche Brass. Purchase your performance and party tickets here.


Friday, June 15
Tour - Women of Civil War Alexandria
National Women's History Museum

Theater - The Importance of Being Earnest
Dumbarton House

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

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

Concert - East River Jazz Series
DC Jazz Festival  

Concert - Jazz in the Gardens
National Gallery of Art

Film - The Hello Girls

National Archives

Tour - Historic Georgetown
DC by Foot  

Saturday, June 16

Event - DC JazzPrix Finals 
DC Jazz Festival 

Exhibit - Titanic: The Untold Story
National Geographic Museum

Event - Meet the Artist: Ivan Lins
DC Jazz Festival

Exhibit - Second Nature: Portuguese Contemporary Art from the EDP Foundation Collection 
Kreeger Museum

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

Concert - Jazz in the 'Hoods: Roosevelt Collier Trio
DC Jazz Festival

Sunday, June 17

Event - Portrait Story Days: John James Audubon
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Concert - Three Fathers: Anthony Nelson Jr., Herman Burney, and Nasar Abadey
DC Jazz Festival 

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

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives

Tour - Embassy Row and Historic Dupont Circle 
DC by Foot

Monday, June 18

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

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

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

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Artistic Records 
Korean Cultural Center

Tuesday, June 19

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

Event - One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey exhibit and book discussion
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Cézanne Portraits
National Gallery of Art 

Exhibit - We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam
National Archives 

Exhibit - Playball
National Museum of the U.S. Navy 

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

Wednesday, June 20 

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

Exhibit - Form & Function: The Genius of the Book
Folger Shakespeare Library

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

Event - Windsock Arms Happy Hour
College Park Aviation Museum

Tour - Behind the Scenes: Fun House Construction
National Building Museum

Thursday, June 21

Eventt - Pair-ings
Touchstone Gallery

Concert - Musical Gems of the Arab Cinema Simon Shaheen and Qantara

Concert - Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band with the Sisterhood Band

Filene Center at Wolf Trapp

Eventt - Ballet Chant & Song
Chamber Dance Project

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

Exhibit - 50 Years After Whitney Young Jr.
Octagon Museum

Newsletter for June 15 to June 21, 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


WalkingTown DC is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and extended tours of DC's neighborhoods. The 2018 edition will run from Saturday, September 15 through Sunday, September 23 and will include more than 50 top quality tours.

Do you want to be part of WalkingTown DC? Do you want to give a free, special tour of some segment of Washington, DC? If you provide your time and talent, we will provide promotion, participant registration, and post-tour evaluations. To submit a tour, complete the
WalkingTown DC 2018 Tour Guide Application Form by Thursday, June 28.


June 23

Bolivian Music and Dance Traditions
Smithsonian American Indian Museum

June 26

Al Spendiaryan Qanon Ensemble
Library of Congress

Starts June 27

Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Institution

June 28

A Visit to China's Miao Country
George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum



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