Culture Communique: May 14 to May 20 Culture Communique: May 14 to May 20


Japan in DC, A Virtual Bike Tour

On May 14 and May 24, join the DC Cycling Concierge as he takes you on a virtual, live tour of DC sites that reflect Japan's cultural and warm ties with Washington and the U.S. The DC Cycling Concierge will ride to various sites by bike with his camera to show you a little bit of Japan in DC while Cultural Tourism DC staff share additional images and help field questions. You'll learn about the Japanese Pagoda along the Tidal Basin, the collection of Japanese literature at the Library of Congress, Yoko Ono's Wish Tree and more. Register here.

The Phillips Collection
In 2021, The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, celebrates its centennial. The museum opened its doors 100 years ago as a memorial to founder Duncan Phillips's father and brother who died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Recognizing the healing power of art, Phillips wanted to share his collection and inspire others to appreciate the artist's unique way of seeing the world.  On Thursday, May 20, hear how Australian Artist Marley Dawson sees Phillips' world.  

Savor the Flavors of Passport DC

My mouth is watering from compiling this list of suggested restaurants to capture authentic foods of Passport DC. I admit to getting distracted, visiting a website or two . . . or maybe more . . . reading menus, signing up for mailing lists, and watching videos of food preparation. We live in a region that has abundant diversity and its selection of restaurants reflects the pride that people have for their heritage. Bon appétit!
 -- B.O.S.


Friday, May 14
Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis

Adventure Escape in St. Kitts and Nevis
Friday, May 14
Korean Cultural Center

Korean National Ballet Creative Performance
Series: Hoi Rang

Friday, May 14
Qatar America Institute for Culture

Seasonal Social

Saturday, May 15
Washington Photo Safari

Benefit Photo Safari: Food, Photos, and Fun
at Acacia Food & Wine
Saturday, May 15
Alliance Fran

Scented Trek with Anastasia Sokolow:
Corsican Immortelle
Monday, May 17
Embassy of the Gabonese Republic

Gabon Culinary Art

Friday, May 14
Mosaic Theater

Streaming Event: Keffiyeh/Made In China

Sunday, May 16
Van Ness Main Street

Celebrate the Heart of Van Ness Main Street
Monday, May 17
Trust for the National Mall

A Monumental Conversation: Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with Culture and Beauty on the National Mall
Monday, May 17
Solas Nua

Poetry Book Group - Feel Free by Nick Laird

Tuesday, May 18
Italian Cultural Institute

Live Stream: Canzoni by Patrizia Laquidara

Wednesday, May 19
Washington Stage Guild

How He Lied to Her Husband
Thursday, May 20
A Festival of Dance
Thursday, May 20
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Our City, Ourselves:
Women Photograph Washington

Embassy of Chile

Embassy of Costa Rica
Embassy of India Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Embassy of Mali Embassy of Sri Lanka

Wednesday, May 26
Embassy of Malaysia

Malaysia Awaits You

May 24 - 28
Embassy of Colombia

A Virtual Tour of the Thomas T. Gaff House
Saturday, May 29
Gandhi Memorial Center

Indian Art History Series: 
Dances of Manipur and Ramayana
Friday, June 18
Wolf Trap

Opera: The Anonymous Lover in Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra

Newsletter for May 14 to May 20, 2021. 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.
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