Newsletter for November 1 to November 7, 2019 Newsletter for November 1 to November 7, 2019


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Pottery on the Hill

See the works of twenty ceramic artists at Hill Center DC at the Old Naval Hospital. Pottery on the Hill features functional pottery that can be used in every day life. RSVP for the opening reception on Friday, November 1. Hors d'oeurves, wine and beer are included in the ticket price. The first 100 people through the door receive a free tasting cup. The show continues on the weekend, with a raku firing on Saturday, and potter demonstrations on Sunday afternoon.


Washington is a wonderful city for museums. Cultural Tourism DC views the entire city as a large, vibrant museum filled with local, regional, national, and international stories at almost every street corner. Remember that on December 31, the Newseum goes on hiatus, providing public programming in 2020 before re-opening in a smaller facility. The International Spy Museum, Museum of the Bible, National Children's Museum, and Anacostia Community Museum offer new visitor experiences. Planet Word Museum will open in the former Franklin School next spring—very cool concept. The Capital Jewish Museum has exhibit development underway and the National Women's History Museum is in the early stages of its development. Museums welcome you, your volunteerism, and your donations. Become an early supporter.

National Postal Museum

The United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution established the National Postal Museum for the preservation, study, and presentation of postal history and philately in 1990. The museum opened in the former City Post Office Building, a magnificent building located next to Union Station, in 1993. Today, it stores the National Philatelic Collection and presents exhibits about the history of the U.S. Postal Service, including the fabled Pony Express, and houses the largest stamp gallery in the world.  

Friday, November 1

Film - Chocolate City
UDC Student Center

Tour - Saints in Stained Glass
Franciscan Monastery

Event - Live Dangerously After-Hours Party
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour - Historic Georgetown
DC by Foot

Saturday, November 2

Tour - Embassy Row
Washington Walks

Event - Shake Up Your Saturday: Courtly Greetings and Country Meetings
Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Film - Talk to Me: The Story of Petey Greene
UDC Student Center

Event - Day of the Dead Celebration
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - Votes for Women
U.S. Capitol Building

Sunday, November 3

Tour - Open House 
Old Korean Legation Museum

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

Exhibit - Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece

Event - Building Connections
National Building Museum

Monday, November 4

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

Exhibit - In Mid-Sentence
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Event - The 2019 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Charles Wright and Katherine Hollander
Folger Theatre

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

Tuesday, November 5

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

Exhibit - Judy Chicago - The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Opera Concert by Sara Fleming and Rocio Arbizu
Embassy of Argentina

Film - Sons of Sinbad: A History of Oman
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Wednesday, November 6

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Event - The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner
International Spy Museum

Event - enDANGERd
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Event - 16th Sundman Lecture: World War II Postal History and its Social Impact
Smithsonian Postal Museum

Thursday, November 7

Film - A Single Rider
Korean Cultural Center

Event - Monuments & Memorials
Washington Photo Safari

Exhibit - It's Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Deep Time
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Newsletter for November 1 to November 7, 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


The Korean Cultural Center opens a new exhibit, Resonance, on Friday, November 1. It features the work of Jubee Lee, the Cultural Center's 2019 Artist of the Year. She creates large-scale installations of layered, image-embedded glass that integrate sound and light along with visual elements. The opening reception and artist's talk take place at 6 o'clock and advance registration is required for it at The exhibition continues through November 29.  

IA&A First Friday

Join The IA&A Hillyer every first Friday of the month for First Friday Dupont Art Walk from 6:00 PM to 9 PM. See a solo exhibition by Jana Brike Riga, plus group exhibitions by Labbodies and WPOW: Women Photojournalists of Washington. 'The WPOW13th Annual Juried Show' features multimedia pieces by members of the WPOW: Women Photojournalists of Washington on Friday, November 1. Sea of Change, artist Jana Brike's project, comprises a series of paintings that explore the psychological milestones from girlhood to womanhood.

Santoor and Tabla with Vinay Desai and Monir Hossain

The Gandhi Memorial Center presents a concert by Vinay Desai on santoor and Monir Hossain on tabla on Saturday, November 2, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 PM. The santoor is a stringed instrument that dates back to ancient times. When accompanied by a tabla, it can create an energized atmosphere. Vinay learned to play the santoor in India, and in 2011 began his studies under Takahiro Arai. Monir Hossain hails from a musical family, and has established himself as a dynamic tabla performer.

The Havel Project Matinee

Alliance for New Music-Theatre, the Theatre-in-Residence at Dupont Underground kicks off its season with a double bill of Vaclav Havel's Protest and the music-theatre production, Vanek Unleashed, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Protest exposes a society that spies on its citizens and reveals the thin line between comedy and terror. Vanek Unleashed, a musical fantasy composed by Maurice Saylor, is a tribute to Havel's beloved Vanek character. The show is on Sunday, November 3, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Doors open at 2:30 PM. Get tickets here.

November 8
World Press Photo Exhibit Reception 
Dupont Underground

November 11 
AFDC Film Festival: 'La pointe courte' by Agnès Varda
Alliance Francaise de Washington DC

November 18
Art Tour
Events DC

November 29
Turkish Movie Night: Sonbahar
Yunus Emre Institute

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