Newsletter for January 10 to January 16, 2020 Newsletter for January 10 to January 16, 2020

Photo Class at Madame Tussaud's Museum

Get tickets for a special photography class at Madame Tussaud's Museum on Saturday, January 11, from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Washington Photo Safari Director E. David Luria, a specialist in museum photography, will provide instruction and review photography techniques. Class attendees will learn how to share an engaging story via photography. For this event, cameras with adjustable apertures are recommended, but any type of camera can work. Tickets for this event include admission to the museum and orientation materials.


Just a reminder . . . With the start of the new year, we received announcements from our Affiliates about job openings and educational courses that are about to begin. Our website is more than a place to learn about upcoming events. Yes, you can still learn about what to do on a special night by consulting our online calendar, but if you want to learn about learning something, look at our program announcements. We're big on learning in non-traditional ways—just take a gander at the signs along the 17 heritage trails that we developed. We also started posting our Affiliates' job openings if you're in the market for a job change. We look forward to adding more substance to our website in the coming months.

The Mexican Cultural Institute

Established in 1990, the Mexican Cultural Institute helps foster the relationship between Mexico and the United States. The organization shares Mexico's vibrant cultural past and present with visitors and residents of Washington, DC. The gilded beaux-arts mansion located on 16th Street, NW hosts excellent art and cultural exhibitions. It also collaborates with other institutions to host cultural events, including concerts, seminars with artists and musicians, and cooking classes. Many of the events and exhibits are free and open to the public.

Friday, January 10

Concert - Kids Concert + Family Happy Hour with King Bullfrog
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Event - Friday Artnight: Paint and Sip
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Exhibit - Patrick Doughrty's O Say Can You See
U.S. Botanic Garden

Saturday, January 11

Event - Contemporary Watercolors
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Tour - Monuments and Memorials Travel Photography
Washington Photo Safari

Exhibit - Small Treasures Show
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Sunday, January 12

Concert - Performance by John Nothaft
Franciscan Monastery

Exhibit - Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece

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

Concert - Classical Jam
Mansion on O Street

Monday, January 13

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

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

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

Tuesday, January 14

Event - DAR Museum Show & Tell
DAR Museum

Tour - Museum & Gardens
Tudor Place

Exhibit - Objects of Wonder
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Event - Japan's Indo-Pacific Strategy in the Context of an Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Wednesday, January 15

Exhibit - Betsabeé Romero
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour - Halls of the Senate
Captiol Visitor Center

Tour - National Mall Tour
DC by Foot

Thursday, January 16

Exhibit - CultureBlast: Mies's MLK Library
IA&A at Hillyer

Film - I Am A Monk
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Event - Stage Director Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Folger Theatre



Newsletter for January 10 to January 16, 2020. 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

Soirée Galette des Rois

Join Alliance Française de Washington for some delicious galette des rois, a traditional French cake often served on Epiphany. A French Christian tradition dating back to the 14th century, the galette des rois originated in Roman times during the festival of the winter solstice. Enjoy a social evening in the company of francophones at this tasting event with French songs and music on Friday, January 10, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Admission is $10, and includes a slice of galette and a glass of wine.

Turkish Coffee Happy Hour

Welcome to the first official Turkish Coffee Happy Hour of 2020 at the Yunus Emre Institute! Taste and see the authentic method of crafting Turkish coffee at the Institute on Monday, January 13, at 5:00 pm. The coffee happy hour is a chance to relax with fellow coffee lovers and learn about traditional Turkish coffee making. See the cezve and discover how this unique device contributes to brewing a perfect cup of coffee. There is a $5 fee to attend.

An Evening with John David Souther

Get tickets to hear legendary singer and songwriter John David Souther at The Barns of Wolf Trap on Wednesday, January 15, at 8:00 pm. Listed in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Souther is known for his talent, especially in country rock. He co-wrote some of the biggest hits for the Eagles, including 'Best of My Love'. Souther also has written hits for such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Concert tickets start at $42. 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Ring in the new year at Folger Theatre with the hilarious situational comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Aaron Posner. Written by Shakespeare, the play tells the story of the disreputable Sir John Falstaff as he pursues two not-so-desperate housewives. Falstaff aims to seduce the wives, access their fortunes, and fix his financial affairs. But the savvy Mistress Ford and Mistress Page are more than a match for the scheming Falstaff. The Merry Wives of Windsor is the last at-home production before renovations begin at the Folger. The show runs from January 14 through March 1. Tickets start at $27.

January 17
Remembering Marian Anderson
Smithsonian Portrait Gallery


January 20 
Not Just Another
Day Off
Folger Theatre


January 22
Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
National Museum of Women in the Arts

January 25
Operation Code Cracker
International Spy Museum

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