Newsletter June 12 to June 18, 2020 Newsletter June 12 to June 18, 2020


Virtual Porch Fest 2020

Once a year porches and stoops along Rhode Island Avenue stage an afternoon of music and poetry that brings the community together. During this time of social distancing, the show continues online! Attend a free virtual event with music groups and bands on Saturday, June 13 and on Saturday, June 20, from noon to 4:00 pm. Pull out your lawn chair or watch from your couch as a total of twenty musicians share their music. Porch Fest is an annual event organized by the Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street. This event is free, open to the public, and for all ages. If you would like to donate to support local businesses, click here. Funds donated on performance days will be split between performers.



Friday, June 12

Tour -- Private Washington DC Tours
DC by Foot

Event -- Feel Good Friday with Veronneau

Event -- Tudor Tots: iSpy
Tudor Place

Event -- Virtual K-Artist Series with Yuni Kim Lang
Korean Culture Center

Saturday, June 13
Event -- UDC Van Ness Farmers Market

Van Ness Main Street 

Event -- Video Webinar Natural History at Home: Pressed Plant Projects
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Tour -- LGBT Walking Tour
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Sunday, June 14
Exhibit -- Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour -- Historic House
Dumbarton House

Exhibit -- Doorways: Artistic Reflections of Place

Monday, June 15
Exhibit -- Maria Sibylla Merian

Dumbarton Oaks

Tour -- Monastery and Gardens
Franciscan Monastery

Exhibit -- Carved in Stone | Painted with Light
Zenith Gallery

Tuesday, June 16
Event -- Gilded Age Fashions
DAR Museum

Event -- Learn ASL
DC Public Library

Event -- Women's Suffrage Series: Rebecca Boggs Roberts
Woodrow Wilson House

Wednesday, June 17
Exhibit -- First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas

Folger Shakespeare Library

Event -- Virtual Spy Trivia
International Spy Museum

Exhibit -- Portraits of African Americans
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, June 18
Exhibit -- Congress and the Separation of Powers

US Capitol Visitor Center

Event -- Monuments and Memorials, Travel Photography
Washington Photo Safari

Event -- Conversations on Creativity, History and Leadership
Ford's Theatre


Newsletter for June 12 to June 18, 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 Choral Arts Society of Washington is a major choral organization based in Washington, DC. Founded in 1965 by Norman Scribner, it is a premier U.S. symphonic choruses. The Choral Arts Society of Washington has three vocal ensembles and maintains an active community outreach program. This includes an annual Christmas concert, and an annual choral tribute concert dedicated to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Their next show is composer Christopher Tin's To Shiver the Sky (World Premiere), co-presented by the The United States Air Force Band on Friday, August 21, at 8:00 pm.

Dave Chappell and the Lone Stardusters

Dave Chappell, a Washington, DC native, is one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the area. For the last several years, he has won the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES) for 'Musician of the Year', 'Rock Instrumentalist of the Year', and 'Roots Rock Instrumentalist of the Year'. On Tuesday, June 16 at 5:30 pm, join a full concert with Western swing classics and originals on Facebook online hosted with the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Korean Film Festival DC 2020

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art is presenting an online version of the Korean Film annual festival with all films available to stream for free. This event is provided by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. Enjoy four new films and a selection of three movies by director Hong Sang-soo. The comedy-drama films Heart and Maggie can be viewed online through Thursday, June 18. On Thursday, join directors Yi Ok-seop and Jeong Ga-young for a discussion of their films Maggie and Heart, along with Jeong's Heart co-star, Lee Suk-hyeong.

Memory Book: People and the Post Office

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum virtual exhibits lets viewers read and discover work-related stories by U.S. Post Office staff. Current and former postal employees can submit and share their history with America's postal service, from their hardest day to funniest moment at work. Learn the history of the postal system, and its contributions to American history. The National Postal Museum will use the stories and other material for educational purposes. 


Ariadne auf Naxos

See Strauss' brilliant German opera comedy presented at the Barns at Wolf Trap online. A patron has commissioned two pieces of entertainment for a party. This includes an opera based on a princess bride in exile, and a troupe of clowns. The two acts have the inconceivable challenge to perform at the same time before a firework display. Based on a Molière comedy, 
this production is a mix of comedy and high art. This opera has English subtitles.

Jason Moran & Imani Winds: Cane, Movement IV

Watch American jazz pianist Jason Moran perform 'Cane, Movement IV' with the Grammy nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, at the Kennedy Center. At the Kennedy Center, Moran has been the musical adviser for jazz since 2011, and artistic director for jazz since 2014. Moran combines post-bop and avant-garde jazz, blues, classical music. The Imani Winds was founded in 1997, and is known for adventurous programs. This event was filmed at the Kennedy Center in April 2019.

June 20 to June 21
Penguin Highway
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)


June 24
Book Club: Brick by Brick by Karen Sherman with Barbara Klein
Hill Center


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