Newsletter: March 29 to April 4 Newsletter: March 29 to April 4


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Embassy Chef Challenge: A Taste of the World!

The 11th annual Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge celebrates culinary diplomacy and provides a uniquely DC opportunity to taste authentic food and drinks from embassy chefs. The Challenge features a diverse group of chefs offering a sip and bite for attendees to taste. There is also a sips-and-sweets pavilion with wine, cocktails and desserts. This ticketed event is Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 pm in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. 

Join us for Passport DC!

The 12th annual Passport DC is
May 1-31 in Washington, DC! Join thousands of participants at this festival spotlighting 'International Cultural Awareness Month' and offering a vast array of cultural activities at embassies, street festivals and performing arts organizations throughout DC.

Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available for Passport DC and/or Around the World Embassy Tour.

Sign-up now or, for more information, contact Cultural Tourism DC at 202-355-4280 and

Embassy of the Republic of Haiti

The Republic of Haiti has a unique history as the first modern black republic and this island country's history and art are driving factors in economic growth. Earlier this year, the Embassy of Haiti welcomed its new ambassador The Honorable Herve H. Denis. Embassy staff promote a greater understanding of Haiti's history, an appreciation of its culture and artistic work and the value of investing in the future of this resilient island nation. Plan to visit the Embassy of Haiti during the 2019 Around the World Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 4, to learn more about Haitian cuisine, art, music and economic opportunities.

Friday, March 29

Event -- 10th Annual GWHCC Business Expo
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Concert -- Mountain Man
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Theater – Into the Woods
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit -- The Culture of Time and Space: Digital Media Artist HyeGyung Kim
Korean Culturel Center

Concert -- Tastes of the Mediterranean: Early Music of Spain and Italy
Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Saturday, March 30

Exhibit – Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644 - 1912

Tour – Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Tour – Family Program: The Suffragists
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Event – Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
National Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunday, March 31

Tour – Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Event -- Legend of the Jade Hairpin: Shanghai Kunqu Troupe

Exhibit -- Flickering Treasures
National Building Museum

Event – Sakura Taiko Takeover
National Cherry Blossom Festival

Exhibit – Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Monday, April 1

Film – Movie Monday: Miles Ahead
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit -- Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit -- The Way We Wear
Embassy of Australia

Exhibit -- Women Who Work, Care and Create
Zenith Gallery

Tuesday, April 2

Event -- Tudor Tot Tuesdays: Goats
Tudor Place

Event – Agave Tasting: The Souls of the Spirit
Mexican Cultural Institute

Event -- Home School Day
College Park Aviation Museum

Wednesday, April 3

Exhibit -- A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology

DAR Museum

Exhibit -- John Lennon: The Green Album
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit -- Collaborators: Dana Ellyn & Matt Sesow
Hill Center

Thursday, April 4

Tour – Museum Highlights 
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Exhibit -- Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse
Hirshhorn Museum

Theater -- One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

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


Newsletter for March 29 to April 4, 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



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Indigo Threads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage

The Embassy of Japan presents the exhibit Indigo Threads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage, an exhibition exploring the history of indigo dyed fabric and garments in Japan. Traditional Japanese craftsmanship has helped resurrect the classic American blue jean. Explore how this happened and hear from W. David Marx, author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, this Friday, March 29 as he talks about the history of jeans in Japan. RSVPs are required. The event is at the Japan Information and Culture Center.


Zeitgeist Literature Festival

Join the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, and the Embassy of Switzerland in welcoming three leading German-language novelists on Monday, April 1. From 6:30 pm 8:30 pm, authors Stefanie de Velasco, Daniela Emminger and Dana Grigorcea will present their latest works in a reading and conversation around the theme, "The New Nostalgia." Washington, DC authors E. Ethelbert Miller, Melissa Scholes Young and Josh Weiner will join the three guest authors for an engaging conversation moderated by poet and translator Suzanne Zweizig.

Dust's Embrace: Al-Ma'arri and the Art of Dying in Classical Arabic

On Wednesday, April 3, experience an evening of Arabic poetry and an in-depth discussion of Abu al-Ma'arri's work at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC). Kevin Blankinship, PhD, of Brigham Young University, will lead the discussion about Al-Ma'arri, a blind poet who is regarded as a great classical Arabic poet. Omani coffee and dates will be served. The session begins at 6:00 pm; registration is required.

April 5
Passport DC Preview
National Cherry Blossom Festival

April 5
Roger Street Friedman
Mansion on O Street


April 9
Artists in Conversation: Ambreen Butt
National Museum of Women in the Arts

April 12
Newseum Nights in Bloom

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