June 5 to June 11, 2020 June 5 to June 11, 2020


Ibero-American Film Festival

The Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association invites you to tune in for the Feel Good Short Film Festival and enjoy 18 short films from over 15 countries, from Argentina and Mexico in the Western Hemisphere to Portugal and Spain in the Eastern Hemisphere. Enjoy beautiful and inspiring stories that will make you feel good, and remind you that we laugh in the same languge. The films are in Spanish and Portuguese and have English subtitles. The film festival is available online through Sunday, June 7.


Friday, June 5
Event -- Tudor Tots: Vote!
Tudor Place

Exhibit -- Spy Skills Gadget Edition
International Spy Museum 

Play -- Ariadne auf Naxos
Wolf Trap Opera

Event -- Virtual K-Artist Series with Kyoung Eun Kang
Korean Culture Center

Saturday, June 6
Event -- UDC Van Ness Farmers Market
Van Ness Main Street 

Exhibit -- The Saga of Writing In Space
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Tour -- Gardens and Building
Franciscan Monastery

Sunday, June 7
Exhibit -- New York Avenue Sculpture Project

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit -- Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants
Dumbarton Oaks

Exhibit -- Votes for Women
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Monday, June 8
Exhibit -- Beyond the Badge: U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit -- Understanding the Natural World and Our Place In It
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Event -- Virtual Story Time
DC Public Library

Tuesday, June 9
Event -- Gilded Age Fashions
DAR Museum

Exhibit -- Black Classicism in the Visual Arts
Zenith Gallery

Wednesday, June 10
Exhibit -- Documenting Crossroads: The Coronavius in Poor, Minority Communities
National Building Museum

Exhibit -- Left Out in the Patterning
IA&A at Hillyer

Event -- Book Talk with Fergus Bordewich
U.S. Capitol Historical Society

Thursday, June 11
Event -- Tudor Nights: Tales and Treasues
Tudor Place

Event -- Trivia Night: Botanical Braniacs
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit -- A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library


Newsletter for June 5 to June 11, 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 Embassy of the Republic of Kenya is located in Washington, DC's Kalorama neighborhood. Representing the African nation is Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae. Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. Kenya encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. Kenya is also home to wildlife preserves. The embassy shared information about its unique attractions during the 8th Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase at the Ronald Reagan Building in December 2019, and at the 2019 Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour.

Virtual Rug Morning: Color Theory for Oriental Rug Lovers

On Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 am visit the George Washington University Museum online for its first virtual program in their Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning series. Art collector and museum trustee Wendel Swan will review color theory and how we respond to and appreciate it. Wendel Swan has collected textiles since 1968 and has lectured at conferences and museums around the world. Registration is required.

Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium

From June 8 until August 3, The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford's Theatre Society will present an online speaker symposium focused on the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. The program will livestream every other Monday. Watch the events on their web page or social media channels. On Monday, June 8 at 4:00 pm, author Dr. Carl Guarneri will review his work, Lincoln's Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War. Guarneri's narrative offers fresh impressions of Lincoln and Union war leaders.

Shaping History: Women in Capitol Art

On Monday, June 8 at noon, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center will launch the podcast Shaping History: Women in Capitol Art. Learn about the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center's creative process and how they developed this new 10-part series. Shaping History: Women in Capitol Art offers a rich soundtrack featuring curators, historians, artists, and eyewitnesses. It will provide insight that heightens every visitor's Capitol experience.  


Then and Now: Pictures of Excursions Through the Famous Places of the
Capitol Kyoto

Asia has been central to the development of garden landscapes. Although some famous ancient gardens still exist, many are known only through written sources and illustrations. Each region developed its own garden types, shaped by various artistic, cultural and economic considerations. This exhibit and illustration focus on famous landscapes around Kyoto, Japan. Discover more at this online exhibit made with the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art.


Time To Listen

The Goethe-Institut is sharing its project Time to Listen, a video collection of short stories told by more than 20 storytellers from various disciplines. Narrators from all over the world share their life experiences and gestures of generosity and kindness of the heart are revealed. While many of us continue to social distance, Goethe-Institut encourages us to stop and hear how love is a natural and powerful force.

June 17
Virtual Spy Trivia
International Spy Museum


June  24 and 26
Playwrighting: Nuts and Bolts with Craig Lucas
Arena Stage


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