Newsletter for October 23 to October 29, 2020 Newsletter for October 23 to October 29, 2020


Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020

Paper Routes is the sixth installment in National Museum of Women in the Arts' Women to Watch exhibition series. Artists use paper not merely as a support for drawings, prints, or photographs, but as a medium. Ranging in size from detailed, small-scale works to large installations, this exhibit explores artists' ability to transform paper into an array of shapes and structures. First presented in 2008, Women to Watch is a dynamic collaboration between the museum and its national and international outreach committees. This exhibit is on display now through January 18, 2021.


Friday, October 23
Tour -- Hidden Gems Adventure

The Mansion on O Street

Online Event -- Pianist Conrad Tao & Tap Dancer Caleb Teicher
Library of Congress

Online Event -- Artist Conversation: A Mexican Portrait by Martha Gabriela Driessen
Mexican Cultural Institute

Saturday, October 24
Online Tour -- Historic House
The Octagon

Online Event -- Kalamkari Designs: Animals
Gandhi Memorial Center

Online Exhibit -- K-Art at Home: Josephine Lee
Korean Cultural Center

Online Exhibit -- Uniting US: Veterans Art Show
Hill Center DC

Sunday, October 25
Online Event -- Moments of Hope: World Opera Day
Washington National Opera

Event -- Virtual Artful Conversations: Finding Humor in Art with Comedian Haywood Turnipseed Jr.
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit -- Sunday Stroll in the Cemetery
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Exhibit -- rise up
Dupont Underground

Monday, October 26
Exhibit -- Inventors of the Alphabets
Museum of the Bible

Online Event -- Postal History Symposium: Postal Innovation of the Classic Era - Evolution Leading to Modernization
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Online Film -- Rashomon
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Tuesday, October 27
Online Event -- Expanding Democracy: The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today
National Archives

Online Event -- Reacting to Lincoln's Assassination
Ford's Theatre

Online Event -- Landmark Lecture: In Pursuit of History
Tudor Place

Wednesday, October 28
Online Event -- Facebook Live:  International Pensioners with Damian Shiels
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Online Exhibit -- Congress Investigates
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Online Event -- Shakespeare Lightning Round: Ken Ludwig
Folger Shakespeare Library

Online Event -- Introducing... Chita Rivera
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Event -- Scary Ghost-Buster Photography for Halloween
Washington Photo Safari

Thursday, October 29

Tour -- Online Cooking Demo: Spud Season
U.S. Botanic Garden

Online Event -- Spies & Spymasters Virtual Happy Hour
International Spy Museum

Online Event -- Career Dives: Live Conversations in Marine Science with Jamil Wilson
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


Newsletter for October 23 to October 29, 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

Alliance Française is the oldest and largest network of French cultural centers dedicated to promoting French language and culture around the globe. One of 850 chapters, the Alliance Française of Washington, DC was founded in 1905 and incorporated in 1965. It is the leading center for French culture and francophone resources in the Nation's Capital, offering numerous programs and events year-round. On Friday, October 23 the organization will present a virtual event with writer David Diop, the Franco-Senegalese author of Brotherhood of Soul for which he received the Goncourt prize in 2018. The conversation will be held in French.


Beethoven in Vienna

The National Chamber Ensemble's 14th season opens with Beethoven in Vienna, a celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday. The online program features chamber music favorites from one of the world's greatest composers. Enjoy music and images of Beethoven and the city where he lived. Artistic director/violinist Leonid Sushansky and piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez  perform. Individual tickets for this exclusive video performance are $18 to $36. The video is available Saturday, October 24.

Van Ness Main Street Spring Forward

Join the Van Ness Main Street this weekend to plant tulip, snowdrop, crocus, and daffodil bulbs in tree boxes along Connecticut Avenue. An event for all ages, children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Planting supplies will be provided, but participants can bring their own gardening gloves and gardening tools. Masks must be worn and non-household sharing participants must remain six feet apart. Meet for this event on Saturday, October 24, outside of Politics and Prose at 11:00 am. On Sunday, October 25, meet outside of I'm Eddie Cano at 11:00 am.

Pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) present pianists and husband and wife Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung. The duo will perform Mozart's rarely heard Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major and Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. Chung has been praised for her stylish performances; her husband Bax has appeared with more than 100 orchestras. Stay tuned for a Q&A with Bax and Chung after the concert, all free online this Sunday, October 25.

Booktalk: The Great Indoors

Watch an online presentaton about our built world and how the buildings we live or spend time in affect our mental and physical well-being. The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness, explores the power of a window, an operating room made to minimize errors, and a school designed to boost physical fitness. Hear the author and science journalist Emily Anthes share a new perspective on architecture and design. Hosted by the National Building Museum, the talk is Monday, October 26, at 6:30 pm. Tickets start at $5.

October 30 and 31
Halloween Night Hunts

The Mansion on O Street


October 30
Japan Information and Culture Center


October 30 to
November 1

Og by Korea National Contemporary Dance Company

Korean Cultural Center


November 5
Words, Words, Words: License to Quill

Folger Shakespeare Library


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