Newsletter for September 11 to September 17, 2020 Newsletter for September 11 to September 17, 2020


Groundbreaking Festival at the Capital Jewish Museum

Livestream the historic moment when the lot at 3rd and F Streets, NW, begins its transformation into the permanent home of the Capital Jewish Museum. The first synagogue built in Washington, DC, will be the backdrop for the ceremony -- and the centerpiece of the new museum. Hear from those who helped make this dream a reality, along with guests from the Jewish community, academia, and the arts. Watch as a time capsule is placed inside the building.  Join a family scavenger hunt and more! Tune in Saturday, September 12 to Friday, September 18, to take part in the events the museum is hosting in celebration of the groundbreaking.

Enjoy a preview of our 2020 Virtual WalkingTown DC tours directly from the guides who will give them. Here's two and enjoy more by clicking here.


Friday, September 11
Event -- Art Chat @ Five: What in the World?
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Concert -- 9/11 Tribute by the U.S. Marine Band's Free Country Acoustic Quartet
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts 

Event -- Dictée de la rentrée!
Alliance Française de Washington, DC

Saturday, September 12
Event -- Gond Painting in Black and White
Gandhi Memorial Center

Exhibit -- Picture Books of the Past: Reading an Old Master Painting
Museum of the Bible

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

Sunday, September 13
Exhibit -- Through Our Eyes

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Concert -- Music at the Monastery: Trinity Chamber Players Ensemble
Franciscan Monastery

Exhibit -- Canal Zone Stamps
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event -- Adams Morgan Day
Adams Morgan BID

Monday, September 14
Event -- Facebook Live: Dr. Jonathan Letterman's Civil War
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Exhibit -- Murals that Matter
National Building Museum

Event -- AfricAsian Spaces: Localizing Exchange
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Tuesday, September 15
Tour -- Ford's Theatre and Historic Civil War Washington
Ford's Theatre

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

Event -- Book Club: Carville's Cure by Pam Fessler with Lynn Neary of NPR
Hill Center

Wednesday, September 16
Event -- Use Portraits to Inspire Students: Strike A Prose For Teachers
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit -- Artists Doing the Right Thing!
Zenith Gallery

Event -- Lunchtime Learning: The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space

Thursday, September 17

Event -- Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa
International Spy Museum

Exhibit -- From Africa to Mexico: Los Afromexicanos
Mexican Cultural Institute

Event -- Virtual Play Readings: Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel
Ford's Theatre

Newsletter for September 11 to September 17, 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 Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Foundation was incorporated in DC in 1959 by Swami Premananda. The foundation built the Gandhi Memorial Center to serve as  a resource to learn about Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals. On October 2, the center will host its annual Gandhi Jayanti observance, featuring activities and 151 lamps (diyas) around the reflecting pool in front of the Golden Lotus Temple. The lamps represent the number of years since Gandhi's birth. The center has invited people to send 151 short celebratory videos for the 151st birth anniversary of Gandhi, all of which will be edited into a montage for screening. 


Russian Tea Time With Vera

This Sunday, September 13 at 3:00 pm, opera enthusiasts are invited to join pianist and vocal coach Vera Danchenko-Stern for Russian Tea Time With Vera. The event is a Sunday-afternoon series of streamed performances featuring live commentary by the performers and other guests. This Sunday's tea includes a live performance of Eugene Onegin by The Russian Chamber Art Society and an interview with Rick Foucheux. Yana Eminova, soprano and Timothy Mix, baritone will perform as well. Tickets are $15.

Tuesday Talk: The Black Craftspeople Digital Archive

Watch DAR Museum Curator of Exhibitions William A. Strollo chat with the co-founders of the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive project on September 15 at 11:00 am. Dr. Tiffany Momon, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at The University of the South, and Dr. Torren Gatson, Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, will talk about the project's goals and progress to date. The Black Craftspeople Digital Archive's purpose is to bring together scholars, museums, professionals and others to collaborate on and share the story of black craftspeople. 

Military Visual Awards

Dupont Underground invites the public to see the Military Visual Awards (MVA) exhibit. The exhibit was first established as a photo competition in 2018 among service members. After a successful first year, the 2019 competition included not only photography but also videography and graphic design. MVA is a public competition open to everyone. The exhibition is free; donations to Dupont Underground are appreciated. See this exhibit at Dupont Underground through Friday, September 25. 

K-Art at Home: Yaloo

The Korean Cultural Center (KCCDC) is hosting a new online exhibit, K-Art at Home: Yaloo, a virtual exhibition of the center's 2020 Korean Media Art Series. The exhibit showcases the digital creations of Korean multimedia artist Yaloo and includes four video works: Sebum Coach, New Year Parade, New Millennium Workout Routine, and Korea Workout Routine. Yaloo is known for vivid digital experiments with multimedia and technology. The exhibit is on the KCCDC website and remains on view through Thursday, September 24.

September 18
New From Japan: 2020 Film Series
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)


September 23
Get Out the Art Bash


September 24 to September 28
2020 JazzFest
DC JazzFest


September 26
Victorian Historical Tea
DAR Museum


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