Newsletter- July 27 to August 2, 2018 Newsletter- July 27 to August 2, 2018


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American Society of Landscape Architects

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects. Representing 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters, and 68 student chapters, the Society's mission is to lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of cultural and natural environments. ASLA educates residents of Washington, DC about the benefits of green roofs through weekly tours of its headquarters' green roof. To date, more than 5,000 people have visited ASLA to learn how green roofs work. 


Seersucker Garden Soiree

Step back in time Friday, July 27, for an exclusive evening at the Presidential home of Woodrow Wilson. Experience the roaring 20s with an evening of music, dancing under the stars to a live band, and a Presidential vintage garden soiree. While ambling through the restored rooms of this Georgian revival townhouse, you will have the opportunity to view gifts of state from around the world, including items from Wilson's presidency. Period vintage or vintage inspired attire is encouraged with awards given to the best dressed lady and gentleman of the evening. Tickets are $35. The party starts at 6:30 pm.

Us the Duo: The Together Tour

After rising to social media stardom in 2014, the husband and wife musical team of Michael and Carissa Alvarado became the first Vine artists to be signed by a major record label. Three albums later, the folk-pop duo has a devoted fan base and a place on this season's America's Got Talent. With their latest album Just Love, the singer-songwriters reached #4 on the iTunes Pop Charts. Get tickets to enjoy their show on Tuesday, July 31 at Sixth & I.

Expressing Humanity: Historical,
Spiritual & Symbolic

Have you ever wondered how nature is transformed to fine art? See for yourself at this exhibit at Zenith Gallery. Three innovative artists, Bernie Houston, Hubert Jackson and Ibou N'Diaye, use wood in various ways in a well executed display of high-quality work and strong visions. In conjunction with this exhibit, two Zenith Gallery artists' works, Hubert Jackson's Spirits of the Battleground series and pieces by Curtis Woody, are featured in the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum until September 30.

Concert Series on Wilson Plaza! 

Live! Concert Series on the Plaza features entertainment for the downtown DC community, from July 30 through September 28. Hear free lunchtime performances featuring the area's most talented entertainers. Enjoy a variety of musical flavors, such as Brazilian Jazz, neo soul, bluegrass folk, reggae rock, country, pop rock and more from Noon until 1:00 pm on Wilson Plaza. There is plenty of outdoor seating, so grab lunch and spend the afternoon grooving to the music.



Friday, July 27
Event - Fridays at Freer: Music in Motion

Exhibit - City, Unfamiliar Landscape
Korean Cultural Center

Theater - Dave
Arena Stage

Film - My Name is Victoria
Goethe-Institut Washington

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre  

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

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

Saturday, July 28

Exhibit - Religions of the World by Dee Levinson
Touchstone Gallery 

Exhibit - Urban Gardening Series: Summer Harvest Family Program
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - Antique Rugs from Persia and Selected Caucasian Rugs 
The George Washington Univesity and The Textile Museum

Concert - The Best of Wagner's The Ring
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

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

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

Sunday, July 29

Exhibit - Baselitz: Six Decades
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers 
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

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

Tour - First Amendment Highlights

Concert - Piano Quintet at the Anderson House
Pitch Pipe Foundation

Monday, July 30

Concert - Fort Reno Summer Series
Tenleytown Main Street

Exhibit - MAYAS: Spaces of Memory  
Mexican Cultural Institute

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

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

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50 

Tuesday, July 31

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Titanic: The Untold Story
National Geographic Museum

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

Exhibit - Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibition
Hill Center Galleries 

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

Wednesday, August 1 

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

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

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

Exhibit - Against the Day
Kreeger Museum

Film - Japanese Classics: An Actor's Revenge

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

Exhibit - 20/20: Double Vision
Dupont Underground

Thursday, August 2

Event - Luce Unplugged: OG Lullabies
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Exhibit - American Civics
The Mansion on O Street

Tour - Art Across Cultures

Newsletter for July 27 to August 2, 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 volunteer and be part of WalkingTown DC? Click here for volunteer information.


August 3

Exhibit reception: Expanding Spacetime
Korean Cultural Center 

August 4

Exhibit reception: Journey to Yuki's World 
Touchstone Gallery

August 4

World's Fair
DAR Museum

August 10

Washington Convention Center



Vintage DC Wines

Enjoy these Chilean wines with your family, friends, and co-workers. Artist Dana Ellyn created the beautiful labels, which represent selected DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails. Click to purchase a bottle or the collection.

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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