Newsletter for September 14 to September 20, 2018 Newsletter for September 14 to September 20, 2018


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Shaw Main Streets

Since 2003, Shaw Main Streets has been helping Shaw's commercial corridors develop into a sustainable, self-sufficient business district where residents and visitors can enjoy living, working and playing. A vibrant, walkable community, Shaw is located north of downtown DC and anchored by the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Its amenities include an eclectic mix of businesses, restaurants and cultural spaces. Take a guided walking tour of Shaw during WalkingTown DC to appreciate some of the neighborhood's rural past and learn about the events, institutions, and people that transformed it into a thriving DC neighborhood. Click here to register for Shaw: Where DC Comes Together and other guided tours offered through WalkingTown DC. 




Artists Reception at Zenith Gallery

This Friday, September 14 from 5 pm to 8 pm, Zenith Gallery will host a reception to meet the artists featured in a 40th anniversary exhibit. Traveling Full Circle features the works of Lisa Battle, Richard Binder, Patera Kori Studios, Renée duRocher, Anne Marchand, and Jerome Harris Parmet. Recognized for its mix of contemporary art in a variety of media, style and subjects, Zenith Galley has deep roots in DC and with artists nationwideThe reception is at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Events DC Kickoff Classic

Football returns to the RFK Stadium with the Events DC Kickoff Classic on Saturday, September 15. The event features six high schools and highlights the amateur athletic talent throughout the DC-metro area. Celebrate the tradition of football and enjoy performances by high school marching bands, youth football activities and family-friendly entertainment by local musicians and DJs. Tickets start at $15 and include all games and access to the Pepsi Fan Zone. The games begin at noon. Children ages 2 and under enter free.

Turn Me Loose

At Arena Stage, see the drama that chronicles Dick Gregory's rise as the first black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. In confronting bigotry with biting humor and charm, Gregory turned his activism into an art form. "Scorchingly funny and brilliant" (The New York Times), Turn Me Loose is a raw tribute to Gregory's life as a civil rights activist, comic genius and provocateur. The production runs through October 4.

Bound to Amaze

This art exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts celebrates the vision of Krystyna Wasserman, curator emerita, who assembled NMWA's collection of more than 1,000 artists' books. Wasserman's Bound to Amaze focuses on her discovery of books created through inventive techniques such as carving, piercing, pleating, and curling. The artist's books also reveal Wasserman's love of drama and whimsy through the art presented in book form. The exhibit is on display through November 25.


Friday, September 14
Event - Opening Reception
Touchstone Gallery

Film - DC Turkish Film Festival Big Big World 


Event - Open Studio Fridays: Painting Clouds
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Event - Radical Inclusion and Tales from the Playa: Talks on Art, Inspiration, and the History of Burning Man
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Scotch Tasting 
Dumbarton House

Concert - Allthebestkids and Loi Loi
Dupont Underground

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

Saturday, September 15

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

Event - Celebration of Textiles: Turkey 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 

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

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

Exhibit - The Pilot District Project
National Building Museum

Concert - Autumn's Hill: Violinist Yoojin Baik and Pianist Eunae Han  
Korean Cultural Center

Sunday, September 16

Theater - Turn Me Loose
Arena Stage

Event - Mansion Magic Shows with Rich Bloch
The Mansion on O Street 

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Film - DC Turkish Film Festival: Ayla, the Daughter of War

Monday, September 17

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event - Poets Linda Pastan, Marilyn Chin and Ellen Bass  
Folger Theatre

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

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

Tour - Wicked Georgetown
DC by Foot

Tuesday, September 18
Exhibit - American Civics
The Mansion on O Street 

Event - One Year: 1968, A Book Discussion Group Presents Hendrix on Hendrix
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Floating Islands: Ceramic Ikebana Vessels 
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Event - Public Forum: Communities and Health Equity
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibition
Hill Center

Exhibit - Form & FunctionThe Genius of the Book
Folger Shakespeare Library

Wednesday, September 19

Exhibit - Jackson Pollock's Mural
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Dead Letter Office Gallery Experience 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event - The Windsock Arms: Craft Beer Night
College Park Aviation Museum

Film - The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Inner Monologue
Korean Cultural Center

Thursday, September 20

Event - Prost: A Swiss Touch in Botanical Spirits 
U.S. Botanic Garden

Event - Exposing Pattern and Design with Ebtisam Abdulaziz

Concert - The Justin and Louisa Show
Dupont Underground 

Exhibit - Expressing Humanity: Historical, Spritual & Symbolic
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Newsletter for September 14 to September 20, 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.


September 21

Free Folger Friday: Early Music 101 
Folger Shakespeare Library

September 22

Museum Day 
College Park Aviation Museum

September 22

Brews, Booze and Bites
Tudor Place

September 24

The Escape Artists: An Evening with Neal Bascomb
International Spy Museum



Vintage DC Wines

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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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