July 13 to July 19, 2018 July 13 to July 19, 2018


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Tenleytown Main Street

Tenleytown Main Street is a nonprofit organization helping to revitalize the Tenleytown business corridor. Established in 2015, Tenleytown Main Street celebrates the neighborhood's history as it promotes business district and improves the retail corridor by attracting new businesses. It draws people to the neighborhood by producing special events and collaborating with other organizations like this Saturday's Tenleytown Bastille Day Celebration.



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

Multiflora Productions and Leon City Sounds present a tropical underground fiesta on Friday, July 13 at Dupont Underground. The show features Dos Santos' traditional Latin music fusing with progressive American sound and the psychedelic Amazonian band Chicha de tu Madre adding a modern flair to traditional 1960s Peruvian music. Tickets are $12 now and $15 at the door.


French Festival

Celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday, July 14 with a full day of traditional French activities along with the grandeur of Hillwood's French decorative arts collection. Travel back and immerse yourself in the music, dance, and theatre from France two centuries ago. Your young travel companions will enjoy making their own bergère or Napoleon-style hats and playing lawn games among the lush gardens. It is a rain or shine event to enjoy.


Dave a world premiere musical comedy opens tomorrow evening at Arena Stage for a multi-week run! Adapted from the film of the same name, Dave Kovic is a high school teacher and presidential lookalike, hired as a stand-in by the Secret Service. Why? What does the First Lady think? The light-hearted look at the Oval office is perfect summer fare—a delicious combination of music and laughs performed by a talented ensemble and produced by a well-seasoned creative team.


DC United and Audi Field

DC United hosts its inaugural game at Audi Field on Saturday evening, July 14! The new facility ends United's decade long wait for a custom-made home to replace RFK Stadium. Audi Field, a 20,000-capacity soccer venue, at Buzzard Point in Southwest DC, is only two blocks from the Nationals Park baseball park. The home stadium for the DC United team of Major League Soccer, Audi Field can host a variety of sporting and cultural events, community activities, and concerts. The site has a bike valet and mixed-use retail and residential space, making it a destination for fans and DC residents.



Friday, July 13
Event - Mystic Folk and Asian Flavors: Folks of Bengal

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

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

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

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibition
Hill Center Galleries  

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Religions of the World by Dee Levinson
Touchstone Gallery  

Saturday, July 14

Event - Sip and Paint for a Cause! 
Tenleytown Main Street 

Event - Investigation Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

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

Event - Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens
National Park Service

Event - Alan Topol Russian Resurgence
International Spy Museum

Tour - Memorials & Moonlight
DC by Foot

Sunday, July 15

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

Exhibit - Remembering Vietnam
National Archives 

Exhibit - Greetings from Washington
The George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Fun House
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Curator Tour: One Year 1968, An American Odyssey 
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Monday, July 16

Event - Fort Reno Concert
Tenleytown Main Street

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

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

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

Exhibit - 2018 Landscape Architecture Awards 
District Architecture Awards

Tuesday, July 17

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

Exhibit - Lately Arrived: Recent Additions to the Collection
DAR Museum

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

Tour - Tragic Tales of Georgetown
DC by Foot 

Exhibit - Zenith Comes of Age
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 

Exhibit - The Pilot District Project
National Building Museum

Wednesday, July 18 

Exhibit - The Jewelry of Burning Man with Karen Christians
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Refugee Storytelling with Manyang Kher
Hostelling International, Washington, DC

Exhibit - Against the Day
Kreeger Museum

Concert - The Life Tour: Boy George Culture Club and The B52s with Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey  
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Thursday, July 19

Exhibit - MAYAS: Spaces of Memory
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Tomb of Christ 
National Geographic Museum 

Exhibit - American Civics
The Mansion on O Street

Exhibit - Congress and the Separation of Powers
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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

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

Newsletter for July 13 to July 19, 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 21

Fiesta Asia
Asia Heritage Foundation

July 21

7th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival
Dumbarton House

July 22

Casino Royale in Concert
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

July 29

Andrea Seiger: 111 Places in DC That You Must Not Miss
The Mansion on O Street



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