May 8 to May 14, 2020 May 8 to May 14, 2020


Home with EU

Although the European Union Delegation to the United States postponed its annual EU Open House until later this year, it will host a virtual experience this Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The day begins with a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Europe Day, a live broadcast of Stronger Together: Aiding the Recovery. Cultural experiences from every European Union Member State will follow the broadcast. Enjoy every aspect of European life and culture, from recipes of national dishes to playlists put together by embassy staff. Take virtual tours of museums, see films, and much more! All of the experiences will remain online through May, hosted at

Shaw Main Streets, Inc. is a non-profit organization which seeks to revitalize the 7th and 9th Street corridors of the Shaw area since 2003. They use a strategy of public outreach, marketing and economic development. Their mission is to preserve and restore the diverse, historic environment of Shaw's commercial corridors, offering residents a better place to live, work, shop, play, and pray. In 2016, they received the Great American Main Street Award®. Visit their webage for updates on business assistance and local restaurant takeout and delivery options

Friday, May 8
Event: Sippin' at CityDance
Tenleytown Main Street

Event: Virtual K-Artist Talk Series: Nara Park
IA&A at Hillyer

Concert: Online, Do Re Mi, Les Amis!
Alliance Française

Event: Flower Mart 2020
All Hallows Guild

Saturday, May 9
Concert: Yana Nikol
City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

Event: Yoga from the Garden
U.S. Botanic Garden

Event: Goddesses and Heroines: Online Read-Aloud with Xanthe Gresham-Knight
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Sunday, May 10
Tour: Building and Exhibit

Old Korean Legation Museum

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

Tour: Embassy Row
DC by Foot

Monday, May 11
Event: Women of Resilience
DAR Museum

Event: Story Time!
DC Public Library

Tuesday, May 12
Event: Virtual Photo Critique Session
Washington Photo Safari

Event: Colonial Virginia Portraits: Old Pictures, New Perspectives
DAR Museum

Event: Virtual Chat: From Classical to Contemporary Ballet
Chamber Dance Project

Wednesday, May 13
Exhibit: 2020 Regional Juried Exhibit
Hill Center

Exhibit: International Philately
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event: Kriya Meditation Series
Gandhi Memorial Center

Thursday, May 14
Exhibit: Drawn to Figures
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit: Portrait of an Agency
U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

Event: The U-2 Spy Plane Shootdown with Francis Gary Powers, Jr. 
International Spy Museum



Newsletter for May 8 to May 14, 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

Asian Pacific American Cinema

In May 1906, Charles L. Freer made a donation of his impressive art collection to the Smithsonian, laying the groundstones for the Smithsonian National Museum of Asia Art. While the museum is closed, check out its website for recommendations of films you can stream at home. You can get out of the house virtually with films that travel through India during the early days of cinema, and explore the art collection of Uli Sigg. See how cuisine is important to culture in the film Soul of a Banquet, which documents the experience of Chinese-American restaurateur and chef Cecilia Chiang. These videos will be available online until the end of May.

Mind Games: Intelligence Analysis

Spies collect information and secrets, but these secrets need analysis. Analysts go through information gathered to find connections and patterns, discover deception, and provide additional context. In doing so, they must avoid mental traps that can ruin their results. On Wednesday, May 15 at 1:00 pm, join the International Spy Museum for an online event to test your skills, uncover your cognitive biases, and discover the world of intelligence analysis. This event is free, register to attend here.

Documenting Crossroads: The Coronavirus in Poor, Minority Communities

View the online exhibit Documenting Crossroads: The Coronavirus in Poor, Minority Communities on display at the National Building Museum. The exhibit shares 48 photos of inner city neighborhoods of New York City including the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan and Newark, New Jersey. A native of Chile, photographer Camilo José Vergara photos document urban stress and decay, or ruins photography'. Through photos, Vergara tries to build virtual cities. See his exhibit here.

Cultural Tourism DC's Neighborhood Heritage Trails are a great choice for solitary walks and outdoor exercise. These self-guided tours are the official walking trails of the District of Columbia and are dotted by large poster-sized markers that combine stories, historic photographs and maps, that bring DC history to life. Enjoy walking along one of the 17 heritage trails, or relax and read a Heritage Trail guidebook or listen to an audio tour!

Roads to Diversity

Follow the 18 signs of Roads to Diversity: Adams Morgan Heritage Trail to learn about Adams Morgan, a community long appreciated as one of the city's most multicultural neighborhoods. The hilltops that once attracted Native Americans and pioneers to Adams Morgan became home to furriers and caterers, the wealthy, and the noteworthy. Today, Adams Morgan is a bustling, eclectic neighborhood renowned for its restaurants and nightlife, musical history, colorful retail shops and vibrant murals. The first sign is located at 16th Street and Florida Avenue NW.


Los senderos patrimoniales “Neighborhood Heritage Trails” de Cultural Tourism DC son una excelente opción para caminatas individuales y ejercicios al aire libre. Estos recorridos auto guiados están marcados por señales del tamaño de un póster que combinan historias, fotografías y mapas, dando vida a la historia de DC. ¡Disfruta recorriendo uno de los 17 senderos, o relájate y lee alguna de las guías que ofrecemos en español!

Rumbo a la Diversidad

Siga las 18 señales de Rumbo a la Diversidad: Adams Morgan Heritage Trail para aprender sobre Adams Morgan, conocido por ser uno de los barrios más multiculturales de la ciudad. Las cumbres que una vez atrajeron a los nativos americanos y pioneros a Adams Morgan se convirtieron en el hogar de peleteros y abastecedores, ricos y notables personajes. Hoy, Adams Morgan es un barrio bullicioso y ecléctico, famoso por sus restaurantes y vida nocturna, su historia musical, coloridas tiendas y vibrantes murales. La primera señal se encuentra en 16th Street y Florida Avenue NW.


May 15
KCCDC X Hillyer: Virtual K-Artist Talk with Tae Eun Ahn
IA&A Hillyer


May 21
Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour
International Spy Museum


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