Newsletter for September 27 to October 3, 2019 Newsletter for September 27 to October 3, 2019

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Ford's Theatre is celebrating playwright August Wilson with one of his most powerful plays. Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a former baseball player in the Negro Leagues who is now getting by as a sanitation worker. Bitter over missed opportunities, Troy creates tension in his family when he betrays his wife, brother and son. Set in a segregated Pittsburgh of the 1950s, this play is showing through October 27. Photo by Scott Suchman.


The 2019 edition of WalkingTown DC ended on Sunday. Hundreds of people walked and some biked to see and enjoy the built and natural environment of Washington. Twenty years ago, our founder, Kathryn Schneider Smith, wrote Capital Assets, A Report on the Tourist Potential of Neighborhood Heritage and Cultural Sites in Washington, D.C. With the leadership of volunteer tour guides and assistants, participants experienced and learned DC's history as they safely maneuvered through the emerging, contemporary, walkable Washington and its future. Next up—PorchFest when visitors from near and far can listen, look, and linger in ever-changing Adams Morgan on Saturday afternoon, October 5. Treat yourself and your family to a truly urban experience. It's the future.

Russian Chamber Art Society

The Russian Chamber Art Society is a nonprofit organization that presents Russia's rich art songs (romances) in the DC area. Concerts take place at the Embassy of France and include a wine and dessert reception with the artists. On Friday, October 4, five rising stars from the Washington National Orchestra's (WNO) prestigious Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will perform Russian fairy tale operas. The music will include arias from beloved operas by Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. Click here for tickets.

Friday, September 27

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

Exhibit - Over the Line
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Event - Brews and Banter: 1 Henry IV
Folger Shakespeare Library

Event - Bad Day at Black Rock
Hill Center

Saturday, September 28

Tour - 20th Anniversary Walkabout
Washington Walks

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Exhibit - Zofie King, Jamilla Okubo + Lou Dawson
IA&A at Hillyer

Tour - Pry House Field Hospital
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Event - Beyond the Little Back Dress
Alliance Française de Washington, DC

Sunday, September 29

Exhibit - Hoops 
National Building Museum

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

Event - Sunday Strolls
Congressional Cemetery

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

Monday, September 30

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

Exhibit - 100 Years of Cartoons in El Universal
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Gardens Across America
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Look Hear: Photography, Music, Community
Dupont Underground

Tuesday, October 1

Event - Afternoon Arts & Crafts
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

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

Wednesday, October 2

Event - Gandhi Jayanti: Observance of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi Memorial Center

Event - Riot Grrrls: The Tragedy of Othello 
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

Event - Ecotourism in Oman
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Thursday, October 3

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

Event - Making African Trade Easy (MATE)
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Tour - Monuments and Memorials
Washington Photo Safari

Exhibit - Deep Time
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Newsletter for September 27 to October 3, 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

Capitol Hill Day

Learn about the masonry, painting, sheet metal work, gilding that have preserved the U.S. Capitol building for 200 years. Enjoy tours of the beautiful Capitol Grounds, and take a walking tour of the neighborhood led by U.S. Capitol Historical Society guides. Check out activities at the U.S. Botanic Garden including cooking demonstrations and live music. Customize a wide selection of free greeting cards at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. This free event is Saturday, September 28, from 10 am to 3 pm.  

Picnic and Shop in the Gardens

Spend Sunday afternoon experiencing the historic gardens at Tudor Place. Bring a picnic basket and blanket to relax on the lawn before checking out the fall foliage and blooms. Tudor gardeners and educators will be on hand, as will a beekeeper. Work by PuzzleCuts artist Kevin Poorman, MARACAS Ice Pops and heirloom plants grown by the Peter family are available for sale. Sale proceeds support conservation and education at Tudor Place. Visit the gardens, relax on the lawn and shop this Sunday, September 29.

Hill Center's Annual Family Day

Celebrate the Hill Center's birthday on Sunday, September 29, from 2 pm to 6 pm! Meet a team of coppersmiths and blacksmiths, ride a horse-drawn wagon, and enjoy interactive games and crafts. Other attractions include face-painting, balloon animals and historic reenactors. Take family snap shots in a photo booth. At 4 pm, enjoy live music with songs tailored to delight all ages.

October 4
Bonsai Demonstration
Japan Information Culture Center

October 4 
Art Reception:
Minhwa, Korean Folk Paintings

Korean Cultural Center

October 5
PorchFest DC
Adams Mogan BID

October 5
College Park Day
College Park Aviation Museum

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