Newsletter for August 23 to August 29, 2019 Newsletter for August 23 to August 29, 2019

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Annual 17th Street Festival

The Annual 17th Street Festival in Dupont Circle is a day-long free event with live music! Acoustic entertainers will perform up and down the street, and visitors can see the crafts of roughly 100 vendors, including more than 50 artists displaying fine art and jewelry. At the kid's zone, little ones can enjoy a large slide, soccer, face painting and games. This event will be held rain or shine from noon to 6:00 pm on Saturday, August 24.


It's hot. Nat King Cole sang, "Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer." Cole Porter wrote, "It's too darn hot." His contemporary, Noel Coward, described the heat as suitable for "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" and Joe Cocker co-opted the phrase for an album title 49 years ago. It is the Dog Days of Summer when the Dog Star, Sirius, is low on the horizon just before dawn. Without much to do or write about either, we raise a cold-one to the techies, roadies, and all the back-of-house folks who sweat the little things, connect the cables, guy the wires, cut the grass, and make the magic so that everything is ready for the audience and visitors. Get ready for next month, when WalkingTown DC returns with more than 70 guided walking and bike tours for your enjoyment.

African Union Mission

The African Union Representational Mission to the United States represents 55 member states located on the continent of Africa. The AU was founded in 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and opened the DC office 2007. Among its goals is to coordinate and mobilize support for Africa's development in its work with the U.S. government. In addition, the African Union promotes its 55 members. During Passport DC's Around the World Embassy Tour 2019, the AU Mission shared indigenous music, tourist destinations, and information about the African Diaspora.

Friday, August 23

Exhibit - 2019 Darkroom Artist in Residence: Veronica Melendez
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop  

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Play, Protection, or Peril
Zenith Gallery

Event - Hammer's House Party
Events DC

Saturday, August 24

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Event - Introduction to Linocut Printmaking
Hill Center

Tour - Washington Is Burning!
Washington Walks

Event - Concert and Conversation with Sherele
Mexican Cultural Institute

Sunday, August 25

Exhibit - Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Madame Tussauds

Event - Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth! 
The Mansion on O Street

Exhibit - Flickering Treasures
National Building Museum


Monday, August 26

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

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

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

Event - Jouons! French Game Night
Alliance Française

Tuesday, August 27

Event - Tudor Tots: Dance
Tudor Place

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

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia


Wednesday, August 28

Exhibit - Smart Policies for a Changing Climate
American Society of Landscape Architects

Exhibit - It's Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family 
United States Botanic Garden

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Exhibit - Portraits of the World: Korea (Works by Yun Suknam)
Smithsonian National Portait Gallery

Thursday, August 29

Exhibit - Dead Letter Office: Gallery Experience
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event - Artist Talks with Christopher Kojzar and Emily Fussner
IA&A at Hillyer

Exhibit - Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination
Renwick Gallery

Exhibit - Deep Time
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Newsletter for August 23 to August 29, 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

British Invasion!

On August 24, 1814, British forces entered the capital city and set government buildings ablaze. Congress faced critical questions about the future of the nation and the capital. Stop by the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center this Saturday, August 24, 10 am to 3 pm, for a day of programs that explore this key moment in DC's history and the War of 1812. Visitors also may enjoy special tours and activities at this free, family-friendly event.  

All About That Hallyu 2019

Visit the Korean Culture Center on Saturday, August 24 for a day of Korean popular culture, known as Hallyu from noon to 9 pm. This event includes workshops, live performances, panel discussions, eye-catching exhibits, activities, K-Pop idol cosplay, special guests from social media, and more. Experience the full spectrum of the Hallyu phenomenon, from K-Pop and K-Dramas to the latest emerging Korean pop culture trends in Korean beauty products, animated characters, digital media and VR technology.

The Other Story

The embassy of Israel presents Avi Nehser's film The Other Story, a suspenseful and humorous story through the eyes of two rebellious young women in Jerusalem. The characters' personal convictions and intimate anxieties clash, as the secular and religious world views they value begin to embody a struggle for identity. Part of the embassy's Reel Israel DC series, this film is showing on Wednesday, August 28 at 8 pm. 

August 31
National Book Festival
Library of Congress

September 5
Opening Reception: In Due Time

Philippine Embassy

September 6
2019 Hospitality and Tourism Forum
DC Chamber of Commerce

September 7
DC State Fair

Events DC

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