January 18 to January 24, 2019 January 18 to January 24, 2019


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Due to the federal government shutdown, all Smithsonian museums and the zoo are closed. Please enjoy the many other museums and activities DC offers and follow Cultural Tourism DC's social media for updates on closures.



Embassy of Peru

The Embassy of Peru in Washington, DC, executes the foreign policy goals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru in the United States, as well as promotes Peru's culture, tourism, economy and education to the American people. The embassy art gallery shares exhibits, such as the current exhibit A Journey in Stone by the artist SABRE, which is on display through February 8. The embassy and residence also participate in local cultural events including the Around the World Embassy Tour and Winternational.


Evening of Indian Dance

On Saturday, January 19, enjoy a rich and innovative program from the Indian Dance Educators Association (IDEA) showcasing a variety of dazzling Indian dances at The Barns at Wolf Trap. IDEA is celebrating 25 years of nurturing the roots of Indian classical dances in the DC metro area. Jhankaar - Rhythms of India is the first of many performances planned for 2019 at Wolf Trap. The program explores the rhythms and melodies of Indian classical music and classical dance styles of India. There also will be a friendly competition or 'Jugalbandi' of one style versus another. This vibrant production celebrates the joy of 'nritta' or pure dance. Get tickets here.

Washington Wedding Experience

Sunday, January 20 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Washington Convention Center hosts the Washington Wedding Experience. Many show exhibitors will offer discounts, upgrades and bonus offers for show attendees. See beautiful wedding gowns, unique bridesmaids dresses and formal wear by the area's leading retailers. Chat with the area's most talented and trustworthy wedding professionals and see their work up close. Enter prize drawings, including the chance to win a free honeymoon.

Not Just Another Day Off: A Poetic Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, January 21 at 10:00 am, join award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson for this special poetry event at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The event combines poetry with historical speeches from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Mary McLeod Bethune and more. Nelson's books include The Homeplace and A Wreath for Emmett Till. Canned and boxed food donations are requested. This event is free, but reservations are requested.



Friday, January 18

Concert - John Oates with the Good Road Band 
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Tradition Transformed: Bojagi
Korean Cultural Center

Saturday, January 19

Exhibit - Victor Lundy: Educating an Architect + Preservation of Modern Architecture
Octagon Museum 

Exhibit - Museum Studies II, Honoring the Female Perspective
Zenith Gallery at Iris Street

Exhibit - Ambreen Butt: Mark My Words
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Sunday, January 20

Exhibit - Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World's Best Photography

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

Monday, January 21

Exhibit - Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme

Event - Monday Mingle: Martinis & Magic
The Museum and Mansion on O Street

Tuesday, January 22
Event - Intensive Turkish Language Course
Yunus Emre Institute

Event - Open House 
The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum

Exhibit - 2019 Regional Juried Exhibition
Hill Center

Wednesday, January 23

Event - Cultural Fushion: The Gamelan Experience
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia 

Exhibit - Nengajo 2019: Year of the Boar
Japan Information & Culture Center

Thursday, January 24

Event - Family Program
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibit - Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land I Have Travelled)
Embassy of Australia


Get Ready For 
Passport DC 2019!

Cultural Tourism DC will produce the 12th anniversary of Passport DC this spring. The annual festival that commemorates 'International Cultural Awareness Month' in the District of Columbia runs from May 1-31 and offers a wide array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, and performing arts organizations throughout DC.

A signature event during Passport DC is the Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET). On Saturday, May 4, from 10 am to 4 pm, embassies will host open houses and share their culture, cuisine and more during AWET. Check out this photo slideshow from last year here.

Events DC is the presenting sponsor of Passport DC 2019. Other sponsors include Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC Economic Partnership and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2019's Passport DC and/or Around the World Embassy Tour. Please review the sponsor benefits and contact Cultural Tourism DC to get a package that meets your organization's goals. Call 202-661-7581 or visit www.CulturalTourismDC.org.

Newsletter for January 18 to January 24, 2019. 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



January 26

Bumper Jacksons
The Barns at Wolf Trap

January 26 

Panama in the Capital
Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

January 28

The Road to Babi Yar 
Embassy of Israel

February 9

Truffle Making Class
The Willard Intercontinental



Sponsor Passport DC

Celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Passport DC this May with a sponsorship that puts your brand in front of thousands of DC residents and tourists taking part in embassy open houses, street festivals, and more! Learn more here.

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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