Newsletter for July 6 to July 12, 2018 Newsletter for July 6 to July 12, 2018


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Embassy of Barbados

The Embassy of Barbados in Washington, DC is the primary diplomatic mission of Barbados to the United States of America, and the Organisation of American States. The embassy is located in the Kalorama neighborhood. Barbados has been a sovereign independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations since 1966. During the 2018 May Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour, the embassy showed award-winning rums and a range of specialty cocktails from one of Barbados' premiere mixologists, Philip Antoine. There was also live cooking demonstrations from Barbados Chef of the Year, Andre Nurse.


City, Unfamiliar Landscape

The Korean Cultural Center presents City, Unfamiliar Landscape, a new group exhibition opening July 6. The show features the painting and mixed media of three contemporary Korean artists: In Kyung Kwon, Hyun Jin Byun and Bora Jin presenting a common theme of the city as a communally owned space that is also a haven for individual lives. 

Admission to the opening reception this Friday, July 6 at 6:00 pm is free and includes talks by the artists. Registration is required (click here). City, Unfamiliar Landscape will remain on view during regular hours through July 30. 

Sound Scene

For a third year, local sound collective DC Listening Lounge will be at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn museum with interactive audio art installations. This Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, from 10 am to 5 pm, the museum's galleries and plaza will become sonic destinations for performances, games and workshops, free and open to all ages. Sound Scene XI unites artists and contributors from all over the world to explore the theme Mapping Memory, with activities that transform ideas of sound, memory and history. Visitors can enjoy live performances from musicians including members of the National Symphony Orchestra, Smithsonian Folklife Festival visiting artists and the modern dance ensemble Errant Movement. Advance online registration is recommended. 

Young Professionals Twightlight Tour

Register online and enjoy happy hour at the Carving Room before heading to the streets for an evening walking tour of Jewish downtown Washington on Thursday, July 12. See four historic synagogues that help tell the story of the Jewish community in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter area, including the synagogue on wheels, slated to move a third time next April as part of a new museum project. Ticket includes walking tour and a drink.


Obstinate Tears: Love and Betrayal in the Poem Araka Asiyya Al-Dam'l

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center's Poetry & Prose is a reading series featuring Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies professors and Arabic literature enthusiasts. On Thursday, July 12 at noon, Dr. Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych will present a poem by the Arab warrior-prince Abu Firas al-Hamdani. The title of the poem is Araka asiyya al-dam 'i (I See That You Refuse to Weep). It was composed while he was a prisoner, urging his cousin to pay his ransom and secure his release. This event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required.


Friday, July 6
Exhibit - Playball
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Event - Dress Like a Big Head! 
Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Event - Cuban Connections: Rhumba Workshop
Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Event - Kidspy Overnight: Operation Secret Sleepover
International Spy Museum  

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

Tour - Women of the Civil War, Alexandria
National Women's History Museum  

Saturday, July 7

Event - Open Studio: Textile Makerspace

Exhibit - Cézanne Portraits
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Making Room: Housing for a Changing America 
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Afternoon Aviators
College Park Aviation Museum

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

Tour - Memorials & Moonlight
DC by Foot

Sunday, July 8

Exhibit - Titanic: The Untold Story
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Religions of the World by Dee Levinson
Touchstone Gallery 

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

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

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle 
DC by Foot

Monday, July 9

Event - Fort Reno Concert
Tenleytown Main Street

Exhibit - Heavy Metal: Women to Watch 2018 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Goethe-Institut Washington, DC

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Exhibit - MAYAS: Spaces of Memory 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tuesday, July 10

Concert - Indigo Girls
The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Event - Tuesday Talk: Preserving Life by Preserving Food
DAR Museum

Exhibit - Currents: Water in African Art
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Concert - Os Mutantes at Black Cat
Embassy of Brazil 

Exhibit - Diggers and Doughboys: The Art of Allies 100 Years On
Embassy of Australia 

Exhibit - Fun House
National Building Museum

Wednesday, July 11 

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

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

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

Exhibit - Cuban Slugger
Arena Stage

Event - DC Climate Change Photo Exhibit Recepption with Sustainable DC
Hosteling International

Thursday, July 12

Exhibit - A New League: Shared Pastimes and the Story of U.S.-Japan Baseball
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - 2018 Landscape Architecture Awards 
District Architecture Center 

Concert - Slightly Stoopid with Guests Stick Figure and Pepper
The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

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

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

Tour - No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick Walking Tour
Smithsonian American Art Museum


Newsletter for July 6 to July 12, 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



July 13

Multiflora Productions and Leon City Sound Present: Dos Santos, Chicha de tu Madre
Dupont Underground

July 14

Tenleytown Bastille Day Celebration
Tenleytown Main Street

July 20

Inside U.S. - Japan Baseball: Stories from the Dugout
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

July 21

Fiesta Asia
Asia Heritage Foundation



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