Newsletter for September 21 to September 27, 2018 Newsletter for September 21 to September 27, 2018


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African American Civil War Museum

The African American Civil War Memorial Museum celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year with four days of activities and programs honoring the United States Colored Troops (USCT). Dedicated to the 209,145 members of the USCT (including 7,000 white soldiers), the museum shares their stories through photographs, documents, artifacts, seminars, and historic presentations by community members. The African American Civil War Memorial "Spirit of Freedom" was the first national memorial to pay tribute to USCT. The museum offers background on the memorial and works to inspire civic pride through the history of the USCT and those who fought for freedom and the Union Army. Visit the museum and learn how to find your USCT ancestor!



Brews, Booze & Bites

Taste and sip a unique array of heritage food and drink from local vendors at Tudor Place on Saturday, September 22, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Enjoy artisanal barbecue, meats, cheeses, spirits, wines, beers and desserts -- all with a historical connection to Tudor Place. Come out for the first day of fall and hear live Prohibition-era jazz music by the Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers and enjoy an afternoon of lawn games, museum visits, garden tours, and a scavenger hunt. Get tickets for this event here.

Museum Day at College Park
Aviation Museum

Museum Day is an annual one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. This Saturday, September 22, at 2 pm, the College Park Aviation Museum will celebrate Museum Day with a screening of the Smithsonian Channel's documentary film, I Was a Jet Set Stewardess. Visit the museum to see how, in the 1960s, jetliners changed travel and opened career horizons for women. Learn about the evolution of the "air hostesses" who became icons and the faces of this golden age of commercial flight. Your Museum Day Ticket admits two; click here to get your ticket to the College Park Aviation Museum and other museums in the DC area. 

Separation of Powers Symposium

Have you ever wondered why the Founders, when crafting the U.S. Constitution, separated the powers of government into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial? What were they hoping to accomplish? How has it worked? What does the future look like? Get answers to these questions and more at a discussion of the constitutional separation of powers on Tuesday, September 25 from 9 am until noon. Featuring thought leaders from academia, journalism and Washington think tanks, the symposium is in the Capitol Visitor Center.

Rumble in DC

For the first time ever, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is bringing the magic of Muay Thai, the traditional Thai art of self-defense, to the nation's capital. Whether you are a longtime fan or new to the sport, you will enjoy Rumble in DC's competitions between some of the best up-and-coming fighters.
In addition to the competitions, the tournament kicks off with a Ram Wong Klong Yao (Long Drum Dance) and ends with a sweepstakes for two economy-class roundtrip tickets to Thailand, courtesy of Qatar Airways. Numerous vendors will highlight Thailand's culture of food, massage and more. Rumble in DC is Wednesday, September 26, from 6 pm to 10 pm on Woodrow Wilson Plaza. It is a free event.


Friday, September 21
Event - Free Folger Friday: Early Music 101
Folger Theatre

Film - Views of Taiwan: The Great Buddha+ 

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

Event - Edgar P. Richardson Symposium: New Perspectives on Portraiture
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Event - Through the Eyes of a Conservator: The Paintings of Robert D'Arista
Tenleytown Main Street

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

Saturday, September 22

Event - 8th Annual DC Peace Conference: Food Diplomacy and Entrepreneurship for Refugees and Immigrants
Hostelling International DC 

Exhibit - A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 

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

Exhibit - Bound to Amaze
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Theater - Turn Me Loose

Arena Stage

Tour - Investigation: Dectective McDevitt  

Ford's Theatre

Sunday, September 23

Event - MakeHER Mart
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Artist Talk: Alice Beasley Art of Illusion
The Mansion on O Street 

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

Exhibit - Passages and Borders by Rosa Vera
Touchstone Gallery

Monday, September 24

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

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

Tour - Embassy Row and Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

Tuesday, September 25
Exhibit - Inner Monologue
Korean Cultural Center 

Exhibit - The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay
Woodrow Wilson House

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

Film - Views of Taiwan: On Happiness Road

Exhibit - Traveling Full Circle
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Wednesday, September 26

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

Exhibit - Conversation Pieces 
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Underground Silent Disco Yoga
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Tour - Memorials & Moonlight
DC by Foot

Thursday, September 27

Event - Cub Corner: Wright Brothers 
College Park Aviation Museum

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

Exhibit - Tony Lewis Anthology: 2014-2016
Hirshhorn Museum 

Exhibit - The Pilot District Project
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Alec Dubro: Hearts in Atlantis

Hill Center

Newsletter for September 21 to September 27, 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 28

Elena & los Fulanos
Dupont Underground

September 29

Annual Community Block Party 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

October 5

Photography Open House
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

October 6

Adams Morgan PorchFest
Adams Morgan BID



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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