A Month of International Events A Month of International Events

Throughout the month, cultural and arts organizations present internationally themed programming—ranging from traditional to contemporary, from swinging music to scholarly pursuits, from classical to experimental. As you enjoy Passport DC, remember that many events are free thanks to contributions from individuals like you who financially support nonprofit cultural organizations.

HI DC Afro- Latino Fest 

Saturday, May 18 - 4 pm - 6:30 pm    

In celebration of Passport DC and DC International Cultural Awareness Month, Hostelling International DC invites the local community to its first Afro-Latino Fest. Come discover Afro-Latino cultures through music, food, dance, and fun activities. Food, 734 Coffee, and natural ginger juice will be served. The event highlights include: - a live performance by Proyecto Piquete (Puerto Rico) - a live performance by La Marvela (Colombia) - a fun DIY keychain activity, and - a brief talk by 734 Coffee team.               

Hostelling International DC - 1009 11th Street, NW

Old Korean Legislation Museum Guided Tour

Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm     

The Old Korean Legation building has witnessed major events in both Korean and American history. It was a cradle for the Korea-U.S. friendship born out of the dedicated diplomatic efforts of King Gojong (r. 1863–1907) and a symbol of the drive for independence among Korean residents in the United States. Enjoy a guided tour of this building as you learn about its history and that of Korean-US relations.               

Old Korean Legation Museum, 1500 13th Street NW

Returns, Refugees, and Refusal: Art, War Memory, and the Politics of Representation
Thursday, May 23   6:00 pm               

Responding to SAAM's exhibition Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue, critically acclaimed artist, writer and professor Viêt Lê speaks about representation and memory seen through contemporary art and the legacy of the Vietnam War. 

Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium

Photography: Mexico Between Life And Death 

Wednesday, May 8     6:45 pm                               

The Mexican Cultural Institute and Art Exchange invite you to an evening with world renowned photographer Harvey Stein, who will show and discuss images from his latest book. During 14 trips between 1993 and 2010, Stein photographed primarily in small towns and villages and mostly during festivals (e.g., Day of the Dead, Easter, Semana Santa, Independence Day) to highlight Mexico's unique relationship to death, myth, ritual, and religion. This book is the definitive expression of Stein's intimate relationship with the people and culture of Mexico.          

Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street       

Embassy Row Walking Tour  
Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25      10:00 AM             Tour      

Join Washington Walks for a two-hour walking tour along historic Massachusetts Avenue, better known as "Embassy Row," and hear the stories of the families of fortune whose mansions later were bought for as little as 10 cents on a dollar.     

Meet at Dupont Circle Metrorail Station, South exit

International Spy Museum Grand Opening     
Sunday, May 12       8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Experience the new Spy Museum, now open at L'Enfant Plaza with completely reimagined interactive exhibitions, an immersive installation using RFID technology and the foremost collection of spy artifacts in the world.  RSVP here.

International Spy Museum, 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling       

Through July 28, 2019     10 am to 5 pm

Monumental wood sculptures by German artist Ursula von Rydingsvard evoke the grandeur and power of nature. They also bear evidence of the artist's meticulous process of cutting, shaping and assembling her works from thousands of cedar blocks. The Contour of Feeling exhibit focuses on von Rydingsvard's work since 2000 and her continued commitment to experimentation.           

National Museum of Women in the Arts

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