Newsletter for February 7 to February 13, 2019 Newsletter for February 7 to February 13, 2019


The Moment: Nature, Life and Re-creation

The Korean Cultural Center presents its first exhibition for 2020, comprised of pieces selected from the center's open call for artists. The Moment: Nature, Life and Re-Creation exhibit features the work of three Korean artists who reflect on the connection between creation, destruction, and regeneration in nature. More than 25 art pieces in diverse media and styles, such as oil, fiber craft and ink brushwork, are on display in the Center through February 25. The opening reception is Friday, February 7, at 6:00 pm. RSVP here to attend the reception.


We're beginning to experience the first rustlings of spring. For the Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Main Street programs that operate year-round, the nice weather is when they bring energy to city streets with farmers' markets, craft fairs, book sales, and musical interludes that attract us to the neighborhoods they represent. We're delighted to work with Adams Morgan Partnership BID, Downtown DC BID, Dupont Circle Main Streets, Dupont Circle BID, Rhode Island Avenue Main Street, Shaw Main Streets, Inc., Southwest BID, Tenleytown Main Street and Van Ness Main Street to help ensure that you know about the interesting things happening in those neighborhoods. You'll likely learn about those activities when we feature them in this Communiqué newsletter and social media or check our online calendar if you're looking for something to do on a specific date.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in North America. It also is one of the ten largest churches in the world and the tallest habitable building in the District of Columbia. Adjacent to the campus of Catholic University in northeast DC, the Basilica is a place of worship, pilgrimage, and reconciliation that features 80-plus chapels and oratories. It welcomes more than one million annually for tours and other religious and public events throughout the year. In April, the Basilica is the final stop for the 17th Annual 7 Church Walk.

Friday, February 7

Theater - The Merry Wives
of Windsor

Folger Theatre

Event - February 2020 Exhibitions Opening Reception
IA&A at Hillyer

Event - First Friday Art Walk
Embassy of Argentina

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

Saturday, February 8

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Event - Introduction to Linocut Printmaking
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Event - Panel Discussion: A Closer Look at African American Artists
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Concert - Folger Consort: Palestrina's Perfect Art
Folger Theatre

Sunday, February 9

Event - Love the Run You're With 5K
Congressional Cemetery

Exhibit - Objects of Wonder
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit - The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Monday, February 10

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

Event - The Three Tenors of Climate Change
The O Street Museum

Tour - Museum Tours
DC by Foot

Tuesday, February 11

Event - Costume Design for Dance: Bekah Nettekoven Tello
Chamber Dance Project

Event - Ertegün Jazz Series
Embassy of Turkey

Event - Valentine's Labyrinth Walk
Tenleytown Main Street

Wednesday, February 12

Event - Yoga in Luce
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Exhibit - Beyond the Badge
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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

Thursday, February 13

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Film - My Love Story
Japan Information and Culture Center

Tour - Monuments and Memorials
Washington Photo Safari

Exhibit - Luce Unplugged: Des Demonas
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Glorious Chocolate
U.S. Botanic Garden



Newsletter for February 7 to February 13, 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

Art and French Wine

Alliance Française invites you to meet artist and wine lover Anna Katalkina this Friday, February 7, at 7:00 pm. Part of the organization's Taste of France series, the event is an opportunity to learn how art inspires Katalkina wine choices. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Katalkina grew up surrounded by art and visited world-renowned museums. Today, she lives in DC and spends time in Paris and Brittany drinking in French culture and joie-de-vivre. Tickets are $35 for members; $45, for non-members. 

Love Songs of Great Russian Entertainers

Vocalist Susanna Poretsky will perform the signature love songs of Russia's greatest female entertainers of the past on Friday, February 7, at 7:30pm at the French Embassy. Poretsky will interpret the work of artists Nadezhda Obukhova, Anastasia Vyaltseva, Varya Panina, Izabella Yurieva and Klavdia Shulzhenko. Two Russian Chamber Art Society (RCAS) favorites, pianist Genadi Zagor and violinist Rafael Javadov, will join her for this special Valentine's concert. RCAS will welcome guests to a light fare and wine reception with the artists following the concert. Click here for tickets.

Valentine's Day Card Workshop

Homemade love is in the air at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's annual Valentine's Day Card Workshop! Taking place Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, the open-house event is an opportunity for visitors of all ages to get creative as they make their own Valentines. The museum provides the supplies, incluing an array of patterned papers, rubber and postage stamps, special cut-out scissors, stickers, markers, lots of hearts decor, and more. Come ready to be creative and have fun!

Dupont Underground + Art Rave

Starting on Sunday, February 9, Dupont Underground and ArtRAVE will host a Sunday Arts Market with 50 or more different vendors. Visitors to Dupont Underground can see and purchase the work of creative painters, sculptors, fashion designers, clothiers, wood workers, and other makers. This new arts market anticipates introducing new artists, area residents and visitors to Dupont Underground, a unique and colorful venue. The Sunday Arts Market will run from 11 am to 6 pm every Sunday through April 12. It is free and open to the public.

February 14
Valentine's Day
Gatsby Party 

The O Street Museum


February 14 
Street Scenes:
Shacara Rogers,

Hill Center at the Old
Naval Hospital


February 15
Rhythm & Blues Exhibit

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

February 20-21
1964: The Tribute
The Barns at Wolf Trap

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