Newsletter for May 10 to May 16, 2019 Newsletter for May 10 to May 16, 2019


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EU Open House

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the embassies of 28 EU member states will open their doors to the public during the EU Embassies' Open House Day on May 11. The event is part of Passport DC, a month-long celebration of DC's international diplomatic community. Each embassy will open its doors from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The day will provide a unique opportunity to experience the country's cultural heritage and national traditions, music, and more, as each embassy showcases some of the best of their native lands. 


The Embassy of Panama

The Embassy of Panama represents a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. During Passport DC / Around the World Embassy Tour on May 4, visitors enjoyed tourism displays, saw traditional folkloric outfits and dances, and 'Red Devil' buses. This was the first year the Embassy of Panama hosted its open house in the embassy.

Friday, May 10

Theater - Into the Woods
Ford's Theatre

Film - Little Forest

Tour - Open House
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Event - Crossing the Divide: An American Dream Made in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952
Japan Information and Culture Center

Event - Free Folger Friday: Pop-Up Exhibition
Folger Shakespeare Library

Saturday, May 11

Event - Train Day: The Golden Spike Anniversary Family Festival
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Film - Screening: The Story of Yanxi Palace

Tour - Capitol Hill and Eastern Market
Washington Walks

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

Sunday, May 12

Exhibit - Recalled in Human Memory
IA&A at Hillyer

Event - Mother's Day Lunch and Tour
Mansion on O Street

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Monday, May 13

Exhibit - Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - IndigoThreads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage 
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Lives Cut Short
Embassy of Austria

Event - 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Tuesday, May 14

Exhibit - Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue 
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Landmark Lecture: The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
Tudor Place

Exhibit - What Absence is Made Of
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - ZATOs: The Secret Cities of the Soviet Empire
National Building Museum

Wednesday, May 15

Theater -  One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Organic
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

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

Event - Monuments and Memorials
Washington Photo Safari

Thursday, May 16

Exhibit - A Piece of Her Mind
DAR Museum

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

Exhibit - With These Hands: Solo Exhibitions
Hill Center

Event - Brews and Banter: Love's Labor's Lost
Folger Shakespeare Library

Event - Nellie Campobello and the Dancing Histories of a Nation
Mexican Cultural Institue


Newsletter for May 10 to May 16, 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



62nd Annual Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour

On Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and May 12, take the 2019 Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour to see 15 of the most beautiful and creative homes and elegant city gardens in a walkable area from Eastern Market to Lincoln Park. The tour includes grand historic residences and gardens noted for their imagination and artistry. Mini-tours of Gessford Court, one of the city's most interesting small streets, are also available. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and a rest stop are available during tour hours. Purchase tickets here

Folk Music and Songs from Entre Ríos Province

On May 15, guitarists Ruben Gimenez and Marcos Pereyra will perform folkloric music from the Argentine Province of Entre Ríos. Their songs describe the land and its people through rhythms like chamarrita and chamamé. This free concert is at the Embassy of Argentina at 1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Get tickets here and bring a photo ID.

Love's Labour's Lost

A young king and three compatriots renounce the company of women in favor of scholarly pursuits. Their pact is jeopardized when the Princess of France and her companions arrive. Will the men keep their monastic vows? Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, and is full of witty wordplay and foolery. See this production on the politics of love and marriage now through June 9 at the Folger Theatre.



May 17
Hindustani Classical Concert with Sreenivas and Viaj Joshi 
Ghandi Memorial Center

May 17
Intimate Concert with Joe Barbieri
IA&A at Hillyer

May 18
Taste of Dupont
Dupont Circle Main Street

May 18
DC Afro-Latino Fest
Hostelling International DC

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