February 14 to February 20 February 14 to February 20


Rhythm and Blues

Visit Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) to see the all-media exhibit Rhythm and Blues, featuring works by members of the Capitol Hill Arts League, a CHAW program. Artists who submitted work of rhythmic patterns, dominant blue colors, R&B music ideas, and more. Meet the artists and the juror, Justyne Fischer, an award-winning printmaker whose work departs from the traditional printmaking processes, on Saturday, February 15. Fischer will deliver remarks and help present awards to artists during a reception from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at CHAW. Rhythm and Blues is on display through Saturday, March 14


As we celebrate Valentine's Day, we don't want to miss this opportunity to say "We love you" to our volunteers! Last year more than 340 people provided thousands of hours of service so that Cultural Tourism DC could produce its programs and touch hundreds of thousands of others. As we shake off winter and look forward to 2020's line-up of programs, CTDC is seeking volunteers to support PorchFest along Rhode Island Avenue NE on Saturday, April 11, Passport DC's Around the World Embassy Tour on Saturday, May 2, and the CTDC office in keeping our online calendar up to date. We provide orientations and training for all of our volunteers so that they feel comfortable in the valuable roles that they play. Consider becoming a Cultural Tourism DC volunteer this year and sign up for some love!

New and Renewed Affiliates

We encourage you to learn about the programs and projects of these organizations. They are an integral part of the fabric of this community. Whether you are a tourist or resident, get to know them and enjoy all that they offer.

Friday, February 14

Event - Folger Friday: Rom-Com Trivia Night
Folger Theatre

Exhibit - Challenging the Face of Science: The Bearded Lady Project
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Theater - Silent Sky
Ford's Theatre

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

Saturday, February 15

Film - Sholay
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Event - Carl Alexander: The Last Washington Color School Painter Opening Reception
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Event - Rendition by Zoë Charlton

Tour - Gallery Tours
IA&A at Hillyer

Sunday, February 16

Event - Southern Comfort Sweetheart Brunch with Chef Chericia Easton 
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

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

Theater - Paint: A Pair of One Acts About Almost Everything
Tenleytown Main Street

Monday, February 17

Tour - Library of Congress Main Reading Room
Washington Photo Safari

Exhibit - Beyond the Badge: U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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

Tuesday, February 18

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

Theater - The Merry Wives of Windsor
Folger Theatre

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

Wednesday, February 19

Event - The Expert Is In: Bacteria or Virus? Antibiotic or Not?
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Event - Connecting African & American Immigrant Experiences
Downtown DC

Exhibit - U.S. Presidents
Madame Tussauds

Event - Museum Moment: Marian Anderson and the Department of the Interior Connection
U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

Thursday, February 20

Event - Spy Chat with Chris Costa
International Spy Museum

Tour - Smithsonian Museums
DC by Foot

Event - France Forever Series: Exploring Jewish Paris
Alliance Francaise

Event - Parent and Child Program: Snugglers
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - The Moment: Nature, Life, and Re-creation Introduces Three Korean Artists' Thoughts on Life
Korean Culture Center



Newsletter for February 14 to February 20, 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

History Lover's Tour of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

This Friday, February 14, at 6:00 pm, take a special evening tour at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum. This tour will explore the history of the restored boardinghouse where pioneering American nurse Clara Barton lived and worked. Learn how this historic building was saved from destruction. Hear about Barton's humanitarian efforts during and after the Civil War and the founding of the American Red Cross. The tour begins at 6:00 pm and is included with the admission price. Register for the tour here.

Valentine's Day Gatsby Party

Celebrate romance and the roaring 1920's at the O Street Museum on Friday, February 14. Put on your dancing shoes and pull out your flapper dresses and gangster suits to revel the night away with live jazz music and unlimited champagne! Dance to the tunes of Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra, a band noted for its 1930's music. Tour the historic museum or take dance lessons to learn the Charleston and other swing era dances. Click here for tickets.

Street Scenes: Shacara Rogers, Vocals

As part of its Street Scenes concert series, the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital welcomes vocalist, songwriter and pianist Shacara Rogers for an evening of incredible music on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14! An adjunct professor of music at Howard University, Rogers has been performing since age five, most recently as a member of Afro Blue, Howard Gospel Choir and GWN. Her debut album 16 Moments is available now. The show begins at 7:00 pm, purchase your tickets here.

Hokusai: Mad About Painting

See the extraordinary work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art. The exhibit features pieces selected from the largest collection in the world of Hokusai's work, ranging from folding screens and hanging scrolls to paintings and woodblock prints. A compulsive artist, Hokusai signed his work "Gakyo Roji," which translates to "the old man mad about painting." See Hokusai: Mad About Painting now through November 8.

February 21
Slippin' at CityDance

Tenleytown Main Street


February 27 
In Her Own Words: A Coversation with Graciela Iturbide

Mexican Cultural Institute


February 28
Emma Tago Trio
in Concert

Embassy of Argentina

March 8
Music at the Monastery
Franciscan Monastery

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