Newsletter for July 24 to July 30, 2020 Newsletter for July 24 to July 30, 2020


Artomatic 2.0: A Virtual Experience

Artomatic is a signature DC art event that strengthens the artist community and builds creative places. The multi-week art festival has an open-to-all, community-oriented approach. Artomatic 2.0 runs through August 20. It's been branded Artomatic 2.0 to mark the shift from the festival's first 20 years. This year, in addition to the online visual art portfolios, the festival includes online workshops, and performances that will stream from participating artists' social media pages. The virtual Artomatic 2.0 stage will feature workshops and creatives of all types including actors, spoken word artists, magicians, and more art forms. This event is open to the public.


You have the power to think cool thoughts and bring the gift-giving season to the hottest week of the year. Many organizations in Cultural Tourism DC's digital shopping mall have summer sales going on with an abundance of merchandise that remains from the spring tourist season. If you're not inclined to get too touristy, consider purchasing a gift card at any number of restaurants with staff members that want to bend over backwards for your business and to provide you with a memorable experience. If December is when you make contributions to nonprofit organizations regularly, consider advancing your gift-giving season to now. Every business can use our support but most of all it can use our purchases. Merry Shopping!    


Friday, July 24
Event -- Pernilla's Amazing Inventions
Wolf Trap Sessions

Exhibit -- Beyond Words: Book Illustration in the Age of Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library 

Exhibit -- Virtual Tudor Tots: School
Tudor Place

Saturday, July 25
Film -- Liz and the Blue Bird 
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) 

Film -- K-Cinema at Home - The Witch: Subversion
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit -- The New Normal
National Building Museum

Sunday, July 26
Event -- Virtual Knife Skills Series: Whole Chicken

Hill Center

Event -- Sunday Serenity Yoga
Dumbarton House

Exhibit -- Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
National Archives

Monday, July 27
Exhibit -- A Piece of Her Mind
DAR Museum

Event -- Byzantine Coins
Dumbarton Oaks

Exhibit -- Masterful Illusions
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Tuesday, July 28
Event -- Virtual Family Game Night
President Lincoln's Cottage

Tour -- Guided Virtual Tour
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit -- Congress and the Progressive Era
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Wednesday, July 29
Event -- Remembering the Battle of the Crater with Kevin Levin
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Concert -- Sean Ardoin: Creole Music and Zydeco from Louisiana
Library of Congress

Tour -- Secret Door Tour
Mansion on O Street

Thursday, July 30

Event -- Career Dives: Live Conversations in Marine Science with Captain Woody Lee
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Tour -- Monuments and Memorials Travel Photography
Washington Photo Safari

Film -- Virtual Film Club: RiverBlue
The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum

Newsletter for July 24 to July 30, 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 DC by Foot presents name-your-own price walking tours of Washington, DC. DC by Foot has opened tours for this summer, including their Ghosts of Georgetown tour, which highlights unusual and peculiar locations. This tour is available select evenings as a small group or as a private tour. Tours are Reserve Now / Pay Later, and you can reserve tours and not submitt payment until closer to the tour. If you are anxious about touring with others, check out their audio tours.

Park Pop-Ups Cantaré

On Saturday July 25 at 4:00 pm, tune in online for a Wolf Trap performance and debut of Cantaré. This band offers a musical performance that informs audiences about Latin American geography, history and culture. Their engaging approach is popular in schools, libraries, museums, and other venues. Vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and guitarist Dani Cortaza, both from Argentina, lead the ensemble. Vocals are accompanied by string and percussion instruments from Latin America. 

Hubble at 30

Celebrate 30 years of exploring the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope on Tuesday, July 28 at 8:00 pm with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Launched into orbit in 1990, astronomers from around the world have used the telescope to expand our understanding of the universe. David Leckrone, emeritus senior scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, will share moments of discovery made possible by the Hubble as well as highlight some memorable events that took place when servicing the apparatus.

Cooking with Soul

Join the U.S. Botanic Garden on Wednesday, July 29 at noon for an online cooking demonstration with Tambra Raye Stevenson, founder and culinary nutritionist of NativSol Kitchen! Featured in Forbes, Stevenson is the author of a children's book series promoting plant-based African foodways. A culinary historian, Stevenson has spoken on food nutrition both in the U.S. and abroad. Everyone at home can enjoy this free, online event.

World's Fair at DAR Museum

Before air passenger service, radio, television, and the Internet, the World's Fair was the place to learn about international culture and innovations. Experience the excitement of an early 20th century World's Fair from Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, July 31 as the DAR Museum offers insight into the inventions and attractions that captured the imaginations of children and adults at the World's Fair. All events stream on the DAR Museum YouTube channel. This event will be fun for all ages. Register to attend here.

With a Mighty Hand: The Art and History of the Passover Haggadah

The Museum of the Bible is showcasing different Haggadahs (the guidebook for the Jewish Passover Seder) from the past 500 years. The text of the Haggadah including prayers, songs, and rituals has not changed over the centuries. The books though are often illustrated and express a rich, local heritage of the communities' holiday practices. Visitors can learn more about the traditions of Passover while the exhibit continues through August.

July 31
New Works 2020 & Beyond
Chamber Dance Project


August 8
Museum Reopening
National Museum of Women in the Arts


August 8
Night in the Park with Molly Murphy
Van Ness Main Street 


August 20
Tudor Nights: The Pierce-Arrow Roadster
Tudor Place


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