Newsletter for June 22 to June 28, 2018 Newsletter for June 22 to June 28, 2018


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Embassy of Ghana

The Embassy of Ghana in Washington, DC is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Ghana to the United States. It is located at 3512 International Drive, NW, in the Cleveland Park neighborhood. The embassy joined other nations participating in Passport DC 2018, opening its doors to the public during Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET). During the AWET, the embassy held an interactive cultural display, art exhibitions and a food tasting. The embassy also participated in the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge. Chef Francis Otoo won the second place People's Choice and the Judge's Choice awards for his lamb jollof rice.


By The People and Solstice Saturday

From June 21 to June 24, experience the international arts festival By The People, with performances, art installations, conversations, an augmented reality art hunt and more. In addition to the festivals activities in hubs and locations throughout DC, do not miss the Smithsonian's Solstice Saturday extended evening hours on June 23 in selected museums. The museums will stay open late, hosting parties, programs, and performances.  The Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building will be the central location for the By The People festival.

Film Screening and Discussion:
The Catcher Was a Spy

Join the International Spy Museum at the Old Greenbelt Theatre for a special screening and discussion of The Catcher Was a Spy. Based on a true story, the film follows Major League Baseball player and Ivy League graduate Morris "Moe" Berg, who is recruited into the Office of Strategic Services (or OSS). His mission was to help the U.S. defeat Nazi Germany before they can build an atomic bomb. Don't miss a post-screening discussion with historian/curator, Dr. Vince Houghton, to talk about spies, baseball, and U.S. military history. This ticketed event is Friday, June 22.

Baltic Centennial Summer

Enjoy the Baltic Centennial Midsummer on Saturday, June 23 from 11 am to 3 pm at Dupont Circle. Celebrate the Centennials of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with folk songs, dances, traditional Midsummer games and workshops, foods and drinks and more! Sing along with Lithuanian multi-part songs, and make Midsummer decorations and wreaths the Latvian way. This free event is a collaboration of Dupont Festival and the embassies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. All ages are welcome.


The exhibit Pair-ings at Touchstone Gallery focuses on the chemistry between works of art. Individual works (in this case, paintings from both new and earlier series), when combined, can highlight new elements in each other, expand on each other's narrative, or excite the senses perhaps because of an artful pairing of opposites. The exhibit is an exploration of art-based synergy and is on display through July 1. Meet artist Steve Alderton at Touchstone Gallery on Saturday, June 23, from 1 pm to 3 pm.


Friday, June 22
Exhibit - Diggers Doughboys: The Art of Allies 100 Years On
Embassy of Australia

Theater - One Destiny

Ford's Theatre

Event - Event - Jana Kubánková & Wuilly Arteaga
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Family Learning Lab Programs: Constitution In Action
National Archives  

Concert - Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Form & Function: The Genius of the Book
Folger Shakespeare Library

Tour - National Mall
DC by Foot  

Saturday, June 23

Event - Summer Solstice: Cinema at ACM! 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 

Exhibit - Cézanne Portraits
National Gallery of Art

Event - Bolivian Music and Dance Traditions
Smithsonian American Indian Museum

Event - The Stuff of Thought: A Talk on Arshile Gorkys Image in Khorkom 
Kreeger Museum

Event - Portrait Story Days: Arthur Ashe
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Tour - Embassy Row & Historic Dupont Circle
DC by Foot

Sunday, June 24

Event - Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals
U.S. Botanic Gardens

Theater - Trayf
Theater J 

Exhibit - Titanic: The Untold Story
National Geographic Museum

Film - Heat and Dust

Tour - Capitol Hill Ghost 
DC by Foot

Monday, June 25

Exhibit - Constructing MEXICO68
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Hung Liu In Print 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China
The George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project
National Building Museum

Tuesday, June 26

Event - Al. Spendiaryan Qanon Ensemble
Library of Congress

Event - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Exhibit - Artistic Records
Korean Culture Center 

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 

Exhibit - Playball
National Museum of the U.S. Navy 

Exhibit - The Plane of Tomorrow, Today!
College Park Aviation Museum

Wednesday, June 27 

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Event - Sailor in a Box
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Event - Against the Day

Kreeger Museum

Exhibit - 1968: A Time of Uproar in Europe and the US
Goethe-Institut Washington

Exhibit - A New League: Shared Pastimes and the Story of
U.S. - Japan Baseball

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Thursday, June 28

Exhibit - Visionary Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Exhibit - Transformers: New Contemporary Sculpture
Art Museum of the Americas (OAS) 

Concert - Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats

Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Zenith Comes of Age: 24 Years on Seventh Street
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Film - A Visit to China's Miao Country
George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum

Exhibit - 50 Years After Whitney M. Young Jr.
Octagon Museum

Concert - Davis Bradley Appalachia Americana
U.S. Botanic Garden

Newsletter for June 22 to June 28, 2018. 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


WalkingTown DC is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and extended tours of DC's neighborhoods. The 2018 edition will run from Saturday, September 15 through Sunday, September 23 and will include more than 50 top quality tours.

Do you want to be part of WalkingTown DC? Do you want to give a free, special tour of some segment of Washington, DC? If you provide your time and talent, we will provide promotion, participant registration, and post-tour evaluations. To submit a tour, complete the
WalkingTown DC 2018 Tour Guide Application Form by Thursday, June 28.


July 4

July 4th at the Archives
National Archives

July 4 - July 8

Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Institution

July 5

Gallery Talk: Ikats Past and Present

July 6

Daybreaker DC Bday at the Fun House
National Building Museum



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