Newsletter for September 4 to September 10, 2020 Newsletter for September 4 to September 10, 2020


Brazil 2020: A Celebration

Join the Embassy of Brazil for an online celebration of the 198th anniversary of Brazil's independence. Brazilian history, culture, environment, and entertainment are on display with events that feature a National Day Ceremony, musical performance, art exhibit, and cooking demonstration with a local chef. The event also includes the documentary movie Switchblade: A Brazilian Battalion in the Gothic Line, which tells the story of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force in Italy during World War II (English subtitles). View the movie on Vimeo free with the password “O2PLAY2020”. Brazil proclaimed independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal on September 7, 1822.


As Cultural Tourism DC moves to a virtual, online format for its longest running program, WalkingTown DC, take a look at one of the benefits of internet dependency. Several of this year’s tour guides videoed short—about a minute--introductions to their neighborhood tours. Be surprised. Catch a smattering of how they describe their tours. Take a look at all of the Virtual WalkingTown DC tour descriptions. This year’s selection of tours, unbounded by the limits of how far and fast a person can walk, offers many new looks at Washington, its neighborhoods, and history. This year’s WalkingTown DC is the one to enjoy if you don’t like walking but do enjoy learning about a very interesting city. Registrations are limited. Act now!


Friday, September 4
Event -- The Tea: Tamika Love Jones
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit -- Women Sculptors Bringing Balance with Humor
Zenith Gallery 

Exhibit -- Light of Hope: The Corrie ten Boom Story
Museum of the Bible

Saturday, September 5
Event -- DC Improv Drive-In Comedy
Events DC

Exhibit -- K-Art at Home: Yaloo
Korean Cultural Center

Tour -- Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography
Washington Photo Safari

Sunday, September 6
Exhibit -- Degas at the Opéra

National Gallery of Art

Tour -- Take a Virtual Stroll
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Exhibit -- A Perfect Harmony
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Monday, September 7
Event -- Jewish Americans and the Civil War
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Exhibit -- Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia
DAR Museum

Event -- Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth
Mansion on O Street

Tuesday, September 8
Tour -- Ford's Theatre and Historic Civil War Washington
Historic Ford's Theatre

Event-- Ike Book Talk: Warriors Don't Cry
U.S. National Archives

Event-- Teachertini Tuesday
International Spy Museum

Wednesday, September 9
Concert-- Reggie Harris: Spirituals, Freedom Songs and Other Songs of Hope
Library of Congress

Event -- Shakespeare Lightning Round: Peggy O'Brien
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit -- Congress and the War of 1812
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Thursday, September 10

Event -- Columbian Wild Cats: A Journey to Sustainability
Embassy of Columbia

Exhibit -- People and Places of the Pacific
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit -- Doorways: Artistic Reflections of Place

Newsletter for September 4 to September 10, 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


Tenleytown Main Street (TMS) is a nonprofit that works with residents and local businesses to strengthen the economic vitality of Tenleytown. Since 2016, Tenleytown Main Street has developed programs to meet the needs of the business district, including marketing and special events, and business consulting. The Main Street service area includes Wisconsin Avenue from Van Ness Street to Fessenden Street. Tenleytown to Wesley Heights is a featured tour during Cultural Tourism DC's Virtual WalkingTown DC program. The neighborhood will also participate in Art All Night, the District’s annual celebration of the arts from September 13 through September 26.


Concert at Park Up DC with Events DC

This Sunday, September 6 at 7:00 pm, in celebration of Labor Day, more than 30 musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will perform a physically distant concert on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall stage. The event will be livestreamed at Events DC’s Park Up DC, a pop-up drive-in movie and entertainment experience at the RFK Campus. The performance is free. The RFK lot can accommodate up to 350 cars. Each car must register via the Park Up DC site. This event is the first concert simulcast at Park Up DC.

Opera UNTRAPPED: Into the Woods, Scenes from Opera

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts serves as the backdrop for excerpts of operas written by Verdi, Bellini, Wagner and more. Part of Wolf Trap’s Opera UNTRAPPED and virtual Park Pop-Up programs, the Into the Woods session focuses on operatic works that explore nature and the natural world. See performances of Bellini’s Norma, Fricka’s scene from Die Walküre, a duet from Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and scenes from Midsummer Night's Dream and Tosca. The performances were recorded live at Wolf Trap. Online viewing starts Sunday, September 6.

Concert American Roots Music

Tune in Tuesday, September 8 at 5:30 pm, to hear musicians Kathy Davis and Bradley Bishop present a one-of-a-kind musical experience at U.S. Botanic Garden! The innovative duo draws from bluegrass, old time, and swing influences to create an original performance. Fans can hear fresh renditions of the classics and several original compositions. Kathy performs on mandolin, guitar, and bass while Brad entertains on the banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, and clawhammer banjo. Both perform vocals.

Through Our Eyes

Through Our Eyes highlights the view of minority artists who create unconventional work exploring their experiences and perspectives. The exhibit deals with topics around Black identity in America and includes mediums such as drawing, photography, sculpture, and film. Emmanuel Massillon is the curator of the exhibit and a series of talks with the artists. An Art Exhibitions Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities funds the project. The work of the 14 artists is on display through October 9.

September 12 and 13
Opening Weekend of Virtual WalkingTown DC
Cultural Tourism DC


September 13
Russian Tea Time with Vera: Eugene Onegin
Russian Chamber Art Society


September 13
Music at the Monastery
Franciscan Monastery


September 13
Eastern Market Art Series & Teachings: Portraiture Workshop with Sarah Jones
Hill Center DC


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