Newsletter for February 15 to February 21, 2019 Newsletter for February 15 to February 21, 2019


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The Embassy of Bangladesh

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, DC, maintains the country's relationship with the United States. The U.S. and Bangladesh enjoy unique ties of culture and history, including Bangladesh's status as one of largest exporter of readymade garments to the U.S. Its staff seeks U.S. cooperation across a wide range of issues, among them arts, culture and tourism. The artwork on display in the embassy reflects the nation's culture, economy and political aspirations, as do the photos and other resources the embassy website. The online video gallery also includes film of its participation in Cultural Tourism DC's Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET). The Embassy of Bangladesh will participate again in AWET on May 4.

Love in All Mediums

To conclude the Zenith Gallery's 40th anniversary, see a contemporary art exhibit about love, kindness, and the important things in life. This exhibit shows new work by many of the gallery artists. Zenith Gallery invites you to join its celebration of 40 years in business and its gratitude for the impact arts and culture make on society. This exhibit is on display until March 23 at the gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW.

Congress and the Seperation of Powers, Part 2

Why does the U.S. Constitution separate the government into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The Founding Fathers divided the government into these branches so no single part would become too strong. They also empowered each to limit or "check" the powers of the others. This exhibit at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center examines the role of Congress and the ways it can balance and challenge the powers of the other two branches. The exhibit is on display through March.

African American Aviatiors 
of Prince George's County

College Park is not the only 'Field of Firsts' in Prince George's County. In 1941, John W Greene and Dr. C. M. Gill became the first African-Americans to operate a licensed airport in Maryland. The Columbia Air Center operated from 1941-1956 on land that is now part of Patuxent River Park. Learn about the evolution of the airport as a haven for African-Americans interested in flying and as home to the first black Civil Air Patrol squadron in the region. See this exhibit on display at the College Park Aviation Museum.



Friday, February 15

Film - Kalandar Sogugu: Cold of Kalandar
Yunus Emre Insitute

Film - A Silent Voice
Japan Information and Culture Center

Concert - 1964 The Tribute 
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Saturday, February 16

Theater - Twelve Angry Men 
Ford's Theatre 

Concert - Masters of Hawaiian Music
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - 2019 Regional Juried Exhibition
Hill Center 

Sunday, February 17

Film - A Man of Integrity

Tour - Secret Door Tour
The Mansion on O & O St Museum

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

Monday, February 18

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

Exhibit - Celebrating New American Gardens
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tuesday, February 19
Concert - Cherish the Ladies
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

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

Wednesday, February 20

Concert - Duo Guschlbauer
Austrian Cultural Forum 

Film - What A Wonderful Family 
 Information and Culture Center

Thursday, February 21

Event - Combating Terrorism: Law Enforcement at Home and Abroad
National Law Enforcement Museum

Exhibit - First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - Peacock Room Shutters Open

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



Volunteer at Rhode Island Avenue
PorchFest on April

Cultural Tourism DC invites you to volunteer for an afternoon of neighborhood fun at the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street PorchFest, Saturday, April 13.

PorchFest transforms local porches and stoops into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression! Volunteers play a really, really important role throughout the event by helping everyone have a good time.

There are two volunteer shifts, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You may volunteer for one shift or both shifts. To sign up for both shifts, please complete a second registration form. Click here to register.


Newsletter for February 15 to February 21, 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


February 22

Art Bites Gallery Talks: Talia Shabtay
Smithsonian American Art Museum

February 22 

Armonia Nova: Thus Sighs My Heart
National Gallery of Art

February 26

Story Time with DC Public Library Open House
National Building Museum

February 27

Volunteer Open House
International Spy Museum



Sponsor Passport DC

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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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