Newsletter for December 25 to December 31, 2020 Newsletter for December 25 to December 31, 2020


A Radio Adaptation of A Christmas Carol

For four decades, Ford's Theatre has presented Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol from its historic stage. This year, hear a one-hour radio play adaptation of Dickens's Yuletide classic. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. The radio play is available online until January 1, 2021. WAMU 88.5 FM will broadcast the play on December 25, at noon. Acclaimed DC actor Craig Wallace stars as Scrooge.


Friday, December 25
Online Concert -- Christmas with the Folger Consort

Folger Shakespeare Library

Online Exhibit -- A Mexican Portrait by Martha Gabriela Driessen
Mexican Cultural Institute

Saturday, December 26
Event -- Monuments & Memorials Safari

Washington Photo Safari

Online Exhibit -- Ambreen Butt: Mark My Words
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Online Event -- A Family Christmas
The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Sunday, December 27
Online Tour -- Grounds and Garden

Franciscan Monastery

Online Exhibit -- Women of Resilience
DAR Museum

Monday, December 28
Online Event -- Art Demonstration: Keeping Time with Plants
U.S. Botanic Garden

Online Tour -- Historic House
The Octagon Museum

Tuesday, December 29
Online Event -- Virtual Writing Hour
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Online Event -- Storytime
Museum of the Bible

Event -- Holiday Lights! Van Ness + Forest Hills
Van Ness Main Street

Wednesday, December 30
Online Exhibit -- The Art of Christmas Stamps
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Online Event -- Blood and Germs with Author Gail Jarrow
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Thursday, December 31

Online Concert -- Year-End Concert featuring Musicians of the New York Philharmonic
Korean Cultural Center

Online Exhibit -- Conflict and Compromise I
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Online Exhibit --  Intimacy & Isolation
Zenith Gallery


Newsletter for December 25 to December 31, 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



Located at 2300 S Street in northwest Washington, DC, the Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar promotes Burmese interests in the U.S. The embassy is currently led by H.E. Ambassador Aung Lynn. The embassy building is a former residence designed by noted architect Appleton P. Clark, Jr. The Embassy of Myanmar is one of many embassies participating in the 9th Annual Winternational marketplace. Myanmer crafts available through the virtual marketplace includes artistic lacquerware from Bagan House, which has been in operation since 1930.

Love for the Holidays

American popular music singer and actress Darlene Love performs special Christmas shows every year and continues to enchant viewers with Christmas spirit. The lead singer of the Blossoms, Love also recorded as a solo artist and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm stage presence and superb performances. Stream an online performance of Love for the Holidays, with Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $35.

Zenith Gallery Presents Ha Ha! Ho Ho!

This multimedia exhibit features three talented artists. Inspired by memories, Elissa Farrow-Savos' sculptures reflect human experiences. Stephen Hansen's paper mache reflects the attraction and communication of an idea. Suzy Scarborough's collages come to life as reimagined dream-like landscapes that evoke memories of the past. The exhibit is on display at Zenith Gallery through January 9.

Uniting US: Veterans Art Show

Uniting US is an exhibit organized by a small group of veterans, family members and friends who promote art-making as a mode of wellness. National in scope, these artists have lived in every U.S. state and territory, and this online exhibit offers the opportunity to learn about each artist. See the works of more than 30 veterans on display with the Hill Center through December 31.

Musical Postcards from Argentina

Join the Embassy of Argentina and Pan American Symphony Orchestra for an online musical journey through Argentina. The Musical Postcards from Argentina concert features music based on folkloric dances and tango by four Argentine composers: Astor Piazzolla, Raul Garello, Ariel Pirotti and Gerardo Di Giusto. The orchestra starts the performance with Piazzolla's Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires). View this virtual concert on this YouTube channel.

January 7
Exploring Lincoln in Washington

Ford's Theatre


January 9
Stripes of All Types

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

January 10
Music at the Monastery with David Houston

Franciscan Monastery



January 10
Sundays at Home: A Midday Musical Concert and Conversation

National Women's History Museum


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