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Affiliate Spotlight

Recent new and renewed Cultural Tourism DC affiliates include:

· Madame Tussauds Washington DC
· Tenleytown Main Street
· The O Street Museum Foundation
· Hostelling International - Washington, DC
· Smithsonian American Art Museum/Renwick Gallery

We encourage you to learn about the programs and projects of these organizations. They are an integral part of the fabric of this community. Whether you are a tourist or resident, get to know them and enjoy all that they offer.


Blessing of the Animals
at Franciscan Monastery

On Saturday, September 29, the friars of the Franciscan Monastery invite you to bring your pets for a blessing at 10:00 am, in the gardens, weather permitting. Situated in northeast Washington, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land contains replicas of Holy Land shrines, as well as Roman catacombs. Free garden tours are held every Saturday at 11 am and noon; tours are lead by docents from the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild.

Community Block Party

Join the annual Community Block Party at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum on Saturday, September 29. The event begins at 11:00 am with live music performances, arts and crafts, vendor marketplace, community information tables, food trucks, and more! There will be free shuttle service to and from the Anacostia Metro Station. Merchandise vendors from neighborhoods represented in the current exhibition, A Right to the City (Shaw, Anacostia, Adams Morgan, Brookland, Chinatown and Southwest DC) will attend, and local community organizations will host information tables as well. 

Art All Night: Made in DC

Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, DC's free overnight arts festival. The event starts at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 29, and continues until 3:00 am the following morning. The festival takes place in six DC Main Streets neighborhoods, and brings visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses. This free event is held rain or shine. RSVP here.

Gandhi Jayanti

Join the 149th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi in the Golden Lotus Temple, across the street from the Gandhi Memorial Center, on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:30 pm. Special remarks will be offered by the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Indian Embassy, and by the Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center. Devotional music and dances will be performed in commemoration of the life message of Mahatma Gandhi. Please RSVP to 


Friday, September 28
Event - Elena & los Fulanos
Dupont Underground

Film - Views of Taiwan: Love Education 

Theater - Turn Me Loose
Arena Stage

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

Exhibit - Alec Dubro: Hearts in Atlantis
Hill Center

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

Saturday, September 29

Film - Cinema in the Circle: Double Idemnity
Dupont Festival 

Event - Unveiling Fashion: Conversations About Fashion and Sustainability 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum 

Event - Annual Flavors of AdMo Food Crawl
Adams Morgan Partnership BID

Film - One Vote

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Tour - Investigation: Dectective McDevitt  
Ford's Theatre

Sunday, September 30

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

Concert - Dee Dee Sharp: Teen Icon, and Phillys First Lady of Soul 
The Mansion on O Street 

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay
President Woodrow Wilson House

Monday, October 1

Event - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

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

Exhibit - Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014-2016
Hirshhorn Museum

Tour - Museum Highlights
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Tour - Wicked Georgetown
DC by Foot

Tuesday, October 2
Theater - Born Yesterday
Ford's Theatre 

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

Exhibit - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man 
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

Exhibit - Jackson Pollock's Mural
National Gallery of Art 

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Wednesday, October 3

Exhibit - Dead Letter Office
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event - The Spy Who Couldn't Spell 
International Spy Museum

Exhibit - A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen

Event - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

Tour - Memorials & Moonlight
DC by Foot

Thursday, October 4

Event - Insights from the Deep Earth Oman's Amazing Geological Heritage 
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

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

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

Exhibit - Next Generation Architects: 5th Annual Thesis Showcase

Event - Images of War: Self-censorship Versus a Search for Truth

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Newsletter for September 28 to October 4, 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.


October 4

Jose Gurvich Artworks Exhibition
Uruguayan Embassy

October 6

Dead Man's Run 
Historic Congressional Cemetery

October 6

Adams Morgan PorchFest
Adams Morgan Partnership BID

October 9

Tuesday Talk: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place for Books
DAR Museum



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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