Newsletter for August 16 to August 22, 2019 Newsletter for August 16 to August 22, 2019

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Pokémon Tournament

The world's best Pokémon players will be at the Washington Convention Center during a weekend-long tournament on August 16 to 18. Contestants will showcase their skills to determine the world champion in Pokémon TCG, the video game and Pokkén Tournament. Spectators are welcome to observe the epic battles and can participate in side events. See upcoming game demos and play the next wave of Pokémon games!


A year ago, Bloomberg Philanthropies selected Cultural Tourism DC as a member of its first Washington cohort of nonprofits to receive a grant and obtain capacity-building guidance to enhance our impact on the community. We learned lots but still need to implement some marketing ideas to build our 'family' of supporters and attendees. Late last week, Bloomberg Philanthropies informed us that we met our year 1 commitments and can participate in year 2. Under the covenants of the grant, we need to raise some matching funds. Our goal is to raise $12,500 by the end of our fiscal year on September 30. Will you help us?  Click here to make an immediate donation.

Embassy of Albania

The Embassy of Albania represents a country whose coastlines touch the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The beaches and mountains of Albania are great tourist destinations, as are the ancient city Butrint and the medieval Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastër. The embassy promotes Albania's tourism industry as well as the country's diplomatic and economic missions. Led by Ambassador Floreta Faber, the embassy's staff this past May welcomed thousands of visitors to the embassy during Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour 2019.

Friday, August 16

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library  

Exhibit - Fact or Fiction Fridays
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Exhibit - Delivering America: Airmail to Email
College Park Aviation Museum


Saturday, August 17

Exhibit - Seriously Funny: From the Desk of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Exhibit - American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Wanjin Kim: Blooming
Hill Center DC


Sunday, August 18

Exhibit - Gardens Across America
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - More is More: Multiples
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Objects of Wonder
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Event - Bluegrass Jam 
Mansion on O Street

Monday, August 19

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

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

Event - Turkish Coffee Happy Hour
Yunus Emre Institute

Tuesday, August 20

Event - Tudor Tots: Music
Tudor Place

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Exhibit - Animals, Collected
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Wednesday, August 21

Exhibit - 6 @ 35 Fabricating Culture
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt 
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Animals in Japanese Outsider Art
Japan Information & Culture Center

Thursday, August 22

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - Starting From the Island: Contemporary Art From Taiwan
IA&A at Hillyer

Exhibit - Stamp Collecting: Gallery Experience
Art Museum of the Americas

Newsletter for August 16 to August 22, 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

K-Wave: Character Exhibition

Korean children's animation has developed compelling characters and cutting-edge technology. Join the Korean Cultural Center for K-Wave: Character Exhibition, a new exhibition that celebrates this field. Visitors will see some of the most famous faces in Korean animation, including Pororo the Little Penguin, Tayo the Little Bus, and Pinkfong (famous for its Baby Shark song), through art and video displays, dioramas, paper craft activities, and more. The opening reception is August 16; the exhibit continues through August 28.

Organ Recital with Damin Spitzer

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is hosting a recital on August 18 at 6:00 pm with Dr. Damin Spitzer. Dr. Spritzer is Assistant Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma with the American Organ Institute. She works with the Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew in Dallas, and is active in the Dallas and Southern Plains Chapters of the American Guild of Organists. Her performances have spanned several continents and included historic churches.

Crimes (Un)Cased

The National Law Enforcement Museum is offering a $25,000 prize to solve the case of The Queen of Diamonds. Upon arrival, museum visitors will be handed a criminal case file of the Queen, which includes a series of puzzles throughout museum exhibitions. Super sleuths who figure out the identities of the Queen and her four fellow gang members will be entered to win a drawing for the cash prize. The Queen of Diamonds is the first Crimes (Un)Cased puzzle to be unveiled and will run through October 6. Good luck, gumshoes!

August 24
Yoga at the Great Hall
Folger Shakespeare Library

August 24
British Invasion
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

August 24
Annual 17th Street Festival
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets

September 5
Opening Reception: In Due Time
Philippine Embassy

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