Newsletter for May 22 to May 28, 2020 Newsletter for May 22 to May 28, 2020


Van Ness Main Street Farmers Markets

On Saturday, May 23, the UDC Van Ness farmers market returns from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm with selections of vegetable produce, goat cheese, baked goods and more. A collaboration between Van Ness Main Street and the University of the District of Columbia, this farmers market offers pre-ordering and same-day shopping. Customers can pick-up orders from the Grab-and-Go station on Saturday morning. Attendees are required to wear face masks, and there are separate queues for same-day shopping and pick up preorders. The market will continue every Saturday through November 21. The market is in front of the UDC Student Center at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

Friday, May 22
Exhibit: Gaciela Iturbides Mexico
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event: Q&A on Facebook Live
Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office

Saturday, May 23

Event: Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 

Event: JazzFest from Home, Ben Williams
DC Jazz Festival

Tour: Gardens and Building
Franciscan Monastery

Sunday, May 24
Event: Architectural Walking Tours for Kids


Event: Up Close with George Washington
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit: Documenting Crossroads: The Coronavirus in Poor, Minority Communities
National Building Museum

Monday, May 25
Exhibit: Discovering Babur's Gardens
National Museum of Asian Art

Exhibit: An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion after the Revolution
DAR Museum

Event: Virtual Garden Adventure
Tudor Place

Tuesday, May 26
Exhibit: Remembering Lincoln
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit: 2020 Regional Juried Exhibit
Hill Center

Exhibit: Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Wednesday, May 27
Exhibit: The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century
Dumbarton Oaks

Exhibit: Sculptures Spring Where Waters Part
Zenith Gallery

Event: Virtual Spy Trivia
International Spy Museum

Thursday, May 28
Film: K-Cinema at Home, Swing Kids
Korean Culture Center

Event: Southeast Book Club
DC Public Library

Exhibit: American Art on Postage Stamps
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event: APAFilm Zoom Chat: Methods of Documentary Filmmaking
Fiesta Asia

Newsletter for May 22 to May 28, 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

The Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) launched in October 2015, and focuses on building community cohesion within the Southwest quadrant of DC. This area abuts the National Mall and includes the Wharf development. Area attractions include the International Spy Museum, the Museum of the Bible, ARTECHOUSE, and Arena Stage. The SW Farmers Market runs Saturdays morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. SWBID has an online list of takeout options and activities. 

KCCDC x Hillyer: K-Artist Talk with Namwon Choi

Watch and enjoy a live conversation with artist Namwon Choi at a Facebook event Friday, May 22 at 6:00 pm. Get a behind-the-scenes look at her creative process. Namwon Choi acquired her BFA and MFA in Traditional Korean Painting, and her work shows an interest in spatial and temporal condition. Choi is the third artist featured in the Korean Culture Center's K-Artist Talk Series. Videos of the conversations with Nara Park and Tae Eun Ahn are available here.

Congressional Cemetery Tour

The historic Congressional Cemetery is currently closed to the public, but you can take a virtual tour on Facebook Live with a member of the docent corps at 11:00 am on Saturdays! Tune in for excellent stories about the people buried in the cemetery, or the audio tour, 'The Dead Tell the Best Stories.' Tours are free; reservations are suggested, but not required.

Capital Harvest of the Plaza

Capital Harvest on the Plaza (CHoP) has launched a virtual market for the 2020 season in anticipation of a physical opening later this year. The market at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center offers a variety of fruits, flowers, and vegetables from local farms, along with baked goods, coffee, and specialty foods. CHoP's new online digital format connects shoppers with farmers and artisans offering sales with delivery and pickup options. See vendors 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 17 heritage trails, or relax and read a Heritage Trail guidebook or listen to an audio tour!

Here are your options:

1. Roads to Diversity: Adams Morgan
2. Tour of Duty: Barracks Row
3. Battleground to Community: Brightwood
4. Cultural Convergence: Columbia Heights
5. A Self-Reliant People: Greater Deanwood
6. Civil War to Civil Rights: Downtown DC
7. Make No Little Plans: Federal Triangle
8. Lift Every Voice: Georgia Ave./ Pleasant Plains
9. Hub, Home, Heart: Greater H Street NE
10. Village in the City: Mount Pleasant
11. Midcity at the Crossroads: Shaw
12. River Farms to Urban Towers: Southwest
13. Top of the Town: Tenleytown
14. City Within a City: Greater U Street
15. A Fitting Tribute: Logan Circle
16. An East-of-the-River View: Anacostia
17. Worthy Ambition: Ledroit Park/Bloomingdale



May 30
The Case of Hana and Alice
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)


June 5
Virtual Tudor Tots: Vote!
Tudor Place


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