Newsletter for January 17 to January 23, 2020 Newsletter for January 17 to January 23, 2020


Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color

See the exhibit Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color, a photographic display about Morris Brown College, at the Octagon Museum. Morris Brown College was a historically black college established in 1881. Author and photographer Andrew Feiler spent a year photographing the campus following its 2003 decline and falling student enrollment. The photos showcase the school's history as well as its hardships and challenges. The images offer a lens into socioeconomic divides, and the exhibit is on display through February 22.


The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is named for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, who died last Friday, January 10. SQCC is an educational center that fosters understanding between the people of the Sultanate of Oman and the United States. From several visits to SQCC, I learned that the Sultan's legacy is almost immeasurable in Oman where he and his countrymen and women implemented a vision that created an educated, healthy, prosperous, modern nation during the past 50 years. Last summer, the Cultural Center exhibited 'Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman's Message of Islam' that brought the Sultan's values of education to America. In the coming months, we will use Washington's neighborhood resources to help generate universal understanding among our constituents.

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital is an arts hub that offers classes, workshops, and other programs to engage, enlighten and educate area residents and visitors. From film screenings and cooking classes to visual and performing arts, the organization presents a variety of subject matter across a range of media. Located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Hill Center invites its guests to explore its multipurpose spaces and enjoy its high quality events. Originally commissioned by President Lincoln as DC's first Naval Hospital, the building is an historic place for contemporary events. Visit today!

Friday, January 17

Concert - Busy Bees: Music & Art Day-Off Camp
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Event - Friday Artnight: Bookmaking Workshop
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Exhibit - Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Saturday, January 18

Event - Navy Spirits Tasting
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Tour - Monuments and Memorials Travel Photography
Washington Photo Safari

Tour - Gallery Tours
IA&A Hillyer

Sunday, January 19

Tour - Museum & Gardens
Tudor Place

Theater - The Merry Wives of Windsor
Folger Theatre 

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

Concert - Bluegrass City Jam
Mansion on O Street

Monday, January 20

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

Exhibit - Objects of Wonder
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Event - Not Just Another Day Off: Injustice Is Here
Folger Theatre

Tuesday, January 21

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 22

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

Event - Gallery Talk: Collection Sampler
National Museum of Women in th Arts

Event - Lair: Why do Bad Guys Live in Cool Houses?
International Spy Museum

Exhibit - Sacred Dedication: A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece

Thursday, January 23

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Concert - Beau Soir Ensemble
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - National Mall Tour
DC by Foot

Event - Museum Moment: A Look Back at Johnny Horizon
U.S. Department of the Interior Museum



Newsletter for January 17 to January 23, 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

Remembering Marian Anderson with Alicia Hall Moran

Join mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran in a seminar and tribute to singer and icon Marian Anderson on Friday, January 17, at 5:30 pm, at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Marian Anderson was a singer of classical music and spirituals, a symbol of the civil rights movement, and a goodwill ambassador with the U.S. State Department. Alicia Hall Moran is a multi-dimensional artist performing and composing opera, theater, and jazz music. She has performed at venues across the nation. Doors open at 5:00 pm at the G street entrance to the museum. Please RSVP.


See a one-night screening of the film Synonyms on Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00 pm, at the Avalon Theater. Part of Reel Israel DC and presented in partnership with the Embassy of Israel, a young Israeli ex-soldier, Yoav, flees to Paris. Aided by his dictionary, he is determined to become French. The movie taps into themes of inescapability and explores the conflicts of nationalism and identity. This 2019 film won the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. Get your tickets here.

Lez Zeppelin

Hear the musical and cultural phenomenon Lez Zeppelin at The Mansion at O Street on Sunday, January 19, at 4:00 pm. Founded in 2004, this band of four powerful women has gained acclaim as one of the most exciting rock tribute bands performing. Its homage to English rock band Led Zeppelin is a masterful take on the music of one of the world's greatest classical rock and roll bands. Tickets are $50 each.  

ART-of-Motion Exhibit

The 5th annual Art-of-Motion exhibit is just one of many things you can see at the Washington Auto Show, from January 24 to February 2 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The exhibit is an avant-garde design experience that includes graphic backdrops of painted autos, custom motorcycles and urban fashion. Visitors can watch designers paint vehicles and murals with distinct creative styles. Obtain tickets here.

January 25
Operation Code Cracker
International Spy Museum


January 31 
Folger Friday:
Hysterical Women

Folger Theatre


January 31
Art Reception for Gallery Resident Artist MK Bailey
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

February 1
Concert: Marsha and
the Pistrons

U.S. Botanic Garden

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