Newsletter for November 8 to November 14, 2019 Newsletter for November 8 to November 14, 2019

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a gifted Viennese composer who finds a rival in the disciplined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and talent, Salieri is consumed by envy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall. Genius and jealousy collide in this Tony Award winning play. See this production at the Folger Theatre through December 22. Photography by Brittany Diliberto. 


For years, Cultural Tourism DC encouraged people to experience the real DC and enjoy authentic experiences within the District. In just 11 months, unless you take the time to apply for a Real ID, local experiences may be your only tourism options. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin enforcing new federal minimum-security standards on October 1, 2020. Without a Real ID, it may be difficult for you to board a plane. A star, located at the top of your driver's license, denotes that it is a Real ID. Wherever your travels take you, enjoy a really, really good time.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation

Founded in 1959, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation shares the philosophy and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and the cultural heritage of India. An independent, nonprofit cultural and educational organization, the foundation runs the Gandhi Memorial Center and hosts cultural presentations of dance, music, literature, and art. Every October, the center works with the Embassy of India to commemorate the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Special guest presentations, devotional music and dance performances are highlights of this annual community gathering.

Friday, November 8

Exhibit - Objects of Wonder
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit - Resonance: Works by Jubee Lee
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Saturday, November 9

Event - Monuments and Memorials
Washington Photo Safari

Tour - Veterans Day & Generations of Service
Tudor Place

Event - Scout Day with STEM
College Park Aviation Museum

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

Sunday, November 10

Tour - Historic Georgetown 
DC by Foot

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Exhibit - Storied Women of the Civil War Era
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

Exhibit - Animals, Collected
National Building Museum

Concert - Music at the Monastery
Franciscan Monastery


Monday, November 11

Exhibit - Oman: A Vision of Modernity
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Exhibit - Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Jana Brike, LabBodies, and WPOW
IA&A at Hillyer

Exhibit - None Swifter Than These: 100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Tuesday, November 12

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

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

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

Event - The Expert is In: The Invasive Lionfish
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, November 13

Event - Cooking Demonstration: Plant-Based Soul Food
U.S. Botanic Garden

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

Tour - Halls of the Senate
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Tour - Open House
Ford's Theatre

Thursday, November 14

Event - Pop-Up Exhibit: Written by a Lady
Folger Theatre

Event - Turkish Travel Essentials
Yunus Emre Institute

Event - What's a Lichen? How a Smithsonian Scientist Studies a Unique Symbiosis with Manuela Dal Forno
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Newsletter for November 8 to November 14, 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

What Style Is It? Furniture at the DAR Museum, 1660-1940

The DAR Museum will host a lecture on Tuesday, November 12 at noon with Patrick Sheary, Curator of Furnishings and Historic Interiors. Sheary will show how furniture styles changed based on the latest decorative fashions. The styles range from the 1600s to the classicism of the 1810s. Technology's influence on design will be examined, as well as how interest in America's history affects furniture style revivals.

Talk and Book Signing on Gordon Bunshaft

Hear writer Nicholas Adams talk about American architect Gordon Bunshaft at the National Building Museum on Wednesday, November 13. Bunshaft was a lead designer of many prominent American buildings, including the Hirshhorn Museum in DC. The book Gordon Bunshaft and SOM: Building Corporate Modernism, covers Bunshaft's impressive legacy. Following the talk, Adams will sign copies of his book. Get tickets here.

World Press Photo Exhibition

Since 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation has organized a exhibition that highlights photography with themes that vary from sports to climate change. On display through December 8, visitors can see these photographs at Dupont Underground. The 2019 photos include topics such as migration and press freedom. The exhibit features projectors casting images of the year's most important stories, a wall of prize-winning photographs and a retrospective of over 60 years of Photos of the Year. Tickets are $10.

Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age

This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts examines the works of several successful artists in the Netherlands. During the Dutch Golden Age, a new middle class fueled a demand for paintings. Becoming an artist at this time was often part of the family business, for both men and women. See how women of this era could excel as artists! The exhibit is on display through January 5, 2020.

November 15
Wine Tasting
Embassy of Argentina

November 17 
Tudor Talks: Grounds and Gardens with Josh Meyer 
Tudor Place

November 18
Art Collections Tour
Events DC

November 25
19: The Musical
National Museum of Women in the Arts

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