Newsletter for November 6 to November 12, 2020 Newsletter for November 6 to November 12, 2020


14th Annual Parade of Trabants

Celebrate the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with the International Spy Museum during its annual Parade of Trabants on Saturday, November 7. Trabants are little cars associated with East Germany and the fall of Communism. Join this online event to enter your vehicle in a first-ever online Trabant Rally, view videos, hear interviews, and more! SPY fans can vote for their favorite Trabi in these categories: Best Trabant, Most Creative Trabant, Funniest Trabant Photo, and Best Not-a-Trabi. Rally entries are due November 5.



Friday, November 6
Event -- Private Tutoring (by Phone): F Stops, Shutter Speeds & Everything Else!
Washington Photo Safari

Online Film -- Inland Seas
Japan Information and Culture Center

Online Event -- The Tea: Heidi Martin
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Online Concert -- Uncle Devin
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Saturday, November 7
Tour -- Only at Congressional Cemetery Guided Tour
Historic Congressional Cemetery

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

Online Exhibit -- John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Online Film -- Folger Theatre's Macbeth
Folger Shakespeare Library

Sunday, November 8
Online Exhibit -- Conflict and Compromise I

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Online Tour -- Historic House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Exhibit -- rise up
Dupont Underground

Online Concert -- Samantha Scheff,  organist
Franciscan Monastery

Monday, November 9
Online Exhibit -- Stories in Miniature
U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

Online Event -- Webinar: Traditional Building Conference

Online Tour -- Self Guided Audio Tours
DC by Foot

Tuesday, November 10
Online Event -- Spotlight on Design: ODA

National Building Museum

Online Tour -- Stories from Frederick's Civil War Hospitals
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Online Event -- Yard of the Month! Plants for Civic Engagement and Transformation
U.S. Botanic Garden

Wednesday, November 11
Online Event -- Veteran's Day Commemoration
National Archives

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

Online Exhibit -- Great Moments in Art IV
Zenith Gallery

Online Event -- Opera: How the West was Sung!
Hill Center DC

Thursday, November 12

Online Event -- Kolam Workshop Series with Shanti Chandrasekar
Gandhi Memorial Center

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

Online Event -- Virtual Spy Chat iwth Chris Costa
International Spy Museum


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The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington (ACFDC)  promotes Austrian culture and art in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. By organizing such cultural events as concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, theater performances, lectures and panel discussions, the ACFDC encourages cultural exchange between Austrian and American artists and their audiences. See an online concert with the group Trio Sapiace, comprised of musicians Michael Krenn, Matthias Gredler, and Eugenia Radoslava. This digital music video concert was recorded in the Bank Austria Salon in the old town hall in Vienna, Austria.

John Philip Sousa Birthday Celebration

Join the Historic Congressional Cemetery online for a live stream of its annual celebration of John Philip Sousa, the 17th director of the U.S. Marine Band. On Friday, November 6 at 11:00 am, the Marine Band will play a 25-minute concert to mark the 166th anniversary of Sousa's birth. Known as the 'March King,' Sousa composed 135 marches. He was born in Washington, DC, and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery. This annual musical tribute includes a grave site ceremony and traditional wreath-laying.

The Spirit of Spring 5K

The National Cherry Blossom Festival's first Spirit of Spring 5K virtual run/walk is Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 15. Participants in the Spirit of Spring 5K may run or walk the 5K anytime and anywhere during the race dates. Proceeds from the run/walk benefit both the 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival programming and the Trust for the National Mall's Cherry Tree Endowment. The latter supports the care and maintenance of the 3,800 cherry trees on the National Mall. To register for the Spirit of Spring 5K, click here.

They Were Good Soldiers: African Americans in the Continental Army

Attend an online webinar hosted by the DAR Museum featuring author John U. Rees and hear how African-Americans served in the Continental Army. Rees will discuss Black soldiers' service and experiences during and after the War for American Independence. African American women with the army will also be featured, as will the only known wartime letter written by a Black Revolutionary soldier. This free event is on Tuesday, November 10 at noon. Register to attend here.

DC History Conference

The 47th annual DC History Conference convenes Thursday, November 12 on Zoom. Co-presented by the DC History Center and American University in collaboration with local history organizations and institutions, the conference presents and promotes orginal research of DC history. This year's theme, Echoes, explores critical contemporary and historic moments that echo through time. The conference concludes Saturday, November 14. Tickets for this event are $20 to $50.

November 13
Open Studio

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

November 15
Tea Time with Vera

Russian Chamber Art Society

November 19
Street Food: Tamales
Hill Center DC


November 19
Online Cooking Demo: Holiday Sides

U.S. Botanic Garden


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