Newsletter for August 30 to September 5, 2019 Newsletter for August 30 to September 5, 2019

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1 Henry IV

To the dismay of his father, King Henry IV, Prince Hal spends his days in taverns with criminals and commoners. This includes the streetwise Sir John Falstaff, whose zest for life captivates the Prince. Prince Hal's path to the throne will lead him to the place where questions of honor come to a head: the battlefield. See this production of Shakespeare's Henry IV, directed by Rosa Joshi, at Folger Theatre from September 3 to October 13. Photo by Brittany Diliberto. 

Can you remember another formula? While numbers and formulas fit neatly, they just don't have the memorability of words and visuals strung together to convey an idea, concept, or a great story. It requires a bit of brilliance plus the imagination of a talented tour guide to put them in an order that tells a story that touches us. Whether your memory enables you to recall a specific mural, art gallery or DC neighborhood, remember to take advantage of WalkingTown DC 2019.  This nine-day program of guided walking and bike tours is family-friendly and offers a range of neighborhoods, history and artwork to experience. Don't miss it!


Embassy of Angola

The Embassy of Angola represents the southern African nation that gained independence from Portugal in November 1975. The country is multiethnic and its terrain includes tropical Atlantic beaches, a system of rivers and a Sub-Saharan desert that extends across the border into Namibia. The embassy, which is located on 16th Street NW, works to strengthen Angola's relationship with the U.S. government, enable investment by U.S. companies in Angola and promote travel and tourism to Angola. It also participates in local events, such as Around the World Embassy Tour.

Friday, August 30

Event - Chinatown Park Movie Nights: Crazy Rich Asians
DowntownDC BID  

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Event - Tudor Tots: Dance
Tudor Place

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

Saturday, August 31

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Tour - Cemetery Highlights
Congressional Cemetery

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

Tour - Votes for Women
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Event - Flower Bomb Festival
Dupont Underground

Sunday, September 1

Exhibit - Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Madame Tussauds

Event - Big Stage Magic Show
The Mansion on O Street

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

Tour - Hamilton's DC
Washington Walks

Monday, September 2

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

Exhibit - Gardens Across America
United States Botanic Garden

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

Exhibit - Janie McGee: Black-Eyed Suzies and Grace
Hill Center

Tuesday, September 3

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

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

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Wednesday, September 4

Exhibit - Flickering Treasures
National Building Museum

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

Exhibit - 100 Years of Cartoons in El Universal: Mexico - United States as Seen by Mexican Cartoonists
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - In-Mid Sentence
Smithsonian National Portait Gallery

Thursday, September 5

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

Exhibit - Animals in Japanese Outsider Art
Japan Information Culture Center

Event - Opening Reception: In Due Time
Philippine Embassy

Exhibit - Deep Time
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Newsletter for August 30 to September 5, 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

Georgetown Bat Walk!

Tudor Place invites you to investigate some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the District of Columbia – bats! On Friday, August 30, join wildlife biologist Lindsay Rohrbaugh for an introduction to bats, then explore the Georgetown neighborhood using sophisticated acoustic meters. Listen for the furry flyers and Rohrbaugh and her team may even catch a bat for an up-close encounter! This program is best suited to persons age 16 and older.

National Book Festival 2019

The 19th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Saturday, August 31, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event is free, family friendly and offers a star-studded array of authors speaking and signing their books. See numerous demonstrations and the Parade of Nations too! Doors open at 8:30 am.

José André

José André Montaño is a jazz pianist and composer. Born in Bolivia, he taught himself how to play the piano. His playful and inspired compositions bridge jazz, rock, blues, bossa nova, and Latin American folklore. His tunes and jazz harmonies have delighted audiences in concert halls across the Americas. Get tickets here to hear José play on Tuesday, September 3 at Blues Alley.

September 7
Afghanistan's Centennial Festival 
Afghanistan Embassy

September 8
DC State Fair 

Events DC

September 8
Adams Morgan Day

Adams Morgan BID

September 14
Art All Night

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

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