Newsletter for March 13 to March 19, 2020 Newsletter for March 13 to March 19, 2020


Guys and Dolls

Ford's Theatre presents a new production of the classic American musical Guys and Dolls. Set in Depression-era Times Square, the musical comedy is about two big city gamblers and the women who love them. High-roller Sky Masterson falls in love with and pursues mission worker Sarah Brown. Nathan Detroit pursues venues for his floating craps game and continues to avoid marrying Miss Adelaide, his fiancé of 14 years and a showgirl at a nightclub. Miscommunication and comedy ensue. See this production through May 20. Photo by Scott Suchman.


Cultural Tourism DC plans to present Around the World Embassy Tour as planned in May. As more information about coronavirus becomes available, we may make a different decision and we will inform you. In the meantime, we urge people who are at risk to follow the guidelines offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DC Department of Health, and other historically reliable organizations and authorities. If you are not a member of a high-risk group, we encourage you to buy your tickets, visit museums and galleries, and attend an attraction. Your attendance is the fuel by which the creative, cultural economy operates. Find loads of suggestions below and on our online calendar by clicking here. Cultural organizations, including Cultural Tourism DC, need your support right now to meet our financial obligations.

Washington Photo Safari

Founded by E. David Luria in 1999 as a sideline to his architectural photography business, Washington Photo Safari (WPS) teaches the techniques of photography by taking visitors and local residents on half- and full-day photo shoots around key sites in the nation's capital. A professional photographer accompanies the group, offering tips in camera use, image composition and design, proper exposure, lighting, and posing "models" for the best effect. Now in its 21st year, WPS has 16 instructors and offers a range of safaris and studio classes in DC and other selected cities.

Friday, March 13

Exhibit - Graciela Iturbide's Mexico
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour - National Mall
DC by Foot

Saturday, March 14

Exhibit - Discover the World of Orchids
U.S. Botanic Garden

Tour - Open House
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Exhibit - A Sarod and Tabla Performance by Soumya Chakraverty & Debapriya Nayak
Gandhi Memorial Center

Tour - Historic House & Garden
Tudor Place

Sunday, March 15

Concert - Jeff Plankenhorn
The Mansion on O Street

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

Exhibit - Systems at Work
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Monday, March 16

Event - The Expert is In: Hunting 3-Billion-Year-Old Rocks 
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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

Exhibit - Carved in Stone, Painted with Light
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Tuesday, March 17

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Exhibit - Lina Nochlin: The Maverick She
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Objects of Wonder
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, March 18

Exhibit - Dimensions by Laura Grier
Embassy of Peru

Exhibit - Hokusai: Mad About Painting
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Event - Kitchen 101: Sausage Making
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Tour - Building Tour
National Building Museum

Thursday, March 19

Event - Spy Chat with Chris Costa
International Spy Museum

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Event - Tents and Tenements: The Civil War's Impact on Urban Health
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Event - Islamic and International Law with Professor Emilia Justyna Powell 
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center


Newsletter for March 13 to March 19, 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


Artist Talk with Emily Campbell and Stephanie Garmey

Artist Stephanie Garmey creates imagery inspired by natural objects and taxidermy animals. Her meditations on nature explore a variety of media. Emily Campbell's exhibition presents an installation of small gouache paintings and colorful ceramic sculptures that depict imagined landscapes populated by fictional figures. Each artist will discuss her creative process, followed by audience Q&A. Peparations are being made to digitize this event so you can hear from these artists at IA&A at Hillyer on Saturday, March 14, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Foghorn Stringband

The Hill Center welcomes Foghorn Stringband as part of its American Roots Music Series! The Foghorn Stringband is the gold standard for an old-time American string band music, with nine albums, and over 15 years of touring. Each member brings roots music traditions from native cultures. The concert is Tuesday, March 17, at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets are at $18.

The Works of Carol Antezana

The work of digital photographer Carol Antezana is on display in the Gallery at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW). Antezana spent three months putting together a show focused on motherhood, womanhood and the Aguayo, a traditional Bolivian carrying cloth. See the work of the recipient of CHAW's 2020 Darkroom Artist Residency – and a graduate of The Corcoran School of Arts and Design -- now through March 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Illuminating Design: The Decoration and Technology of E.F. Caldwell and Co.,

E.F. Caldwell and Co. was one of the premier designers and manufacturers of electric light fixtures and decorative metalwork the 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibit at DAR Museum explores how design and technology elevated and helped sell E. F. Caldwell's decorative lighting items. The company's fixtures are in area mansions including the Patterson House, Anderson House, Hillwood Museum and the White House, among others. The DAR buildings also have examples of E.F. Caldwell fixtures. Learn more at this exhibit, on display through December 31.

March 20
The 5th Dimension
The Barns at Wolf Trap


March 27 
Turkish Movie Night:
The National

Yunus Emre Institute


March 28
Cherry Bossom Celebration

National Museum of
Asian Art

March 28
Yoga in the Garden
U.S. Botanic Garden


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