Newsletter for August 24 to August 30, 2018 Newsletter for August 24 to August 30, 2018


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Belmont-Paul Women's Equality
National Monument

On Sunday, August 26, from 9 am to 5 pm, enjoy an open house with music, ranger programs, storytelling and more at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. Celebrate the 98th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that secured the right to vote for women. Included in the festivities will be historic interpreters offering a glimpse into the people and moments from the women's equality movement, discussions led by the National Park Service and National Woman's Party, and an opportunity for visitors to venture into the Florence Bayard Hilles Feminist Library for rarely-seen items on display. No tickets or reservations are required.


Luxurious Quilts from Nineteenth-Century America

Many of the quilts that survived the nineteenth century were created with great skill, using luxury materials in the most current fashions. This Saturday, August 25, textile curator Elizabeth Lay will examine high-style quilts of the mid-Atlantic area, with examples from the Montgomery County Historical Society's collection. Lay will illuminate the rich traditions and history expressed through fine needlecraft using examples that include the "Woodbourne" quilt, an important chintz medallion quilt, and an embroidered Victorian crazy quilt. 

I Love Botswana: A Cultural Explosion!

The Embassy of Botswana in Washington, in partnership with the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Project (DESAP), presents Botswana's most prolific dance troupe #IloveBotswana ensemble Wednesday, August 29, at 7:00 pm. I Love Botswana: A Cultural Explosion! highlights the beauty and diversity of Botswana's landscapes and cultural heritage in a rendition of song and dance rarely seen by audiences. The performance is at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown. The event has a registration required through the Duke Ellington School Box Office.

Kenny G and The Tenors

On Thursday, August 30, hear Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G and Canadian vocal group The Tenors at Wolf Trap. Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. The Tenors – Clifton, Fraser, and Victor - thrill audiences with powerful songs, outstanding harmonies, and undeniable charm. Tickets are $30 to $65.

A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen

When caravans transported commodities to the Mediterranean world and Indian subcontinent, cities along trade routes like Timna (in today's Yemen) became known for artistic production. Fine alabaster figures, impressive metal work, and funerary busts became hallmark's of Yemen's ancient cultural traditions. Long-distance trade with the Greeks, Romans, and Persians introduced artistic and cultural traditions to ancient Arabia. A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen highlights a selection of objects excavated from the region by the pioneer archaeologist Wendell Phillips and his team in 1950 and 1951. See this exhibit on display at the Freer|Sackler until August 2019.


Friday, August 24
Exhibit - Diggers & Doughboys: The Art of Allies 100 Years On  
Embassy of Australia

Tour - Tragic Tales of Georgetown
DC by Foot

Exhibit - American Civics
Mansion at O Street

Tour - In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage 
National Women's History Museum

Exhibit - Floating Islands: The Beauty in Imperfection 
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)  

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Bringing the War to Our Doorsteps
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

Saturday, August 25

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum 

Tour - Invetigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Event - Community Day 2018

Arena Stage

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

Event - Portrait Story Days: Jimi Hendrix
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibition 
Hill Center

Sunday, August 26

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

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

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

Event - Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey through Hindi Cinema
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Tour - Chinese/Mandarian Tour: Art Across Cultures

Monday, August 27

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

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Baselitz: Six Decades
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - District of Fashion Runway Show Pre-party with Peruvian Connection
Downtown DC BID

Event - Digital Summit 
Washington Convention Center

Tuesday, August 28

Exhibit - Blackout: Silhouettes Then and Now 
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

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

Exhibit - Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen 
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Exhibit - 20/20: Double Vision
Dupont Underground

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

Wednesday, August 29

Exhibit - Journey to Yuki's World
Touchstone Gallery

Exhibit - Expressing Humanity: Historical, Spiritual, Symbolic 
Zenith Gallery

Exhibit - Fun House
National Building Museum

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

Exhibit - First Amendment Highlights

Event - Art Project: Tail Language
Korean Cultural Center

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

Thursday, August 30

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

Concert - REMIX Black Out
National Portrait Gallery 

Exhibit - Expanding Spacetime
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Butterfly Pavilion
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Newsletter for August 24 to August 30, 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

Adams Morgan PorchFest is a terrific opportunity to hear great music while meeting new people and patronizing local businesses. The event features porches/patios as performance space for local musicians. As a PorchFest volunteer, you will work with the home- and business owners to greet guests and bands at performance locations as well as offer tips to help everyone enjoy the afternoon. Volunteer today to be part of Adams Morgan PorchFest on October 6! Click here to register.


August 31

Gavin Degraw and Phillip Phillips 
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

September 5

Into the Amazon 
Embassy of Brazil

September 6

Missing Middle Housing
National Building Museum

September 6

Chavela's Frida: Singing Pain Performing Desire
Mexican Cultural Institute



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