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Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest DC

Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street's signature spring event PorchFest takes place every April. This Saturday, April 13 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, enjoy an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression. This is a free, rain or shine event, with performances on porches that are suitable for the entire family.

The Embassy of Guyana

The Embassy of Guyana is the Cooperative Republic of Guyana's diplomatic mission. The embassy is located at 2490 Tracy Place, NW. Guyana is the only English speaking country among the twelve countries of South America. The word "Guyana" means land of many waters and is reflective of the country's numerous rivers, creeks and waterfalls. The embassy works with U.S. representatives to improve trade and business opportunities. The Embassy of Guyana will participate in the Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour for the first time on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Friday, April 12

Theater - Into the Woods
Ford's Theatre

Event - Newseum Nights: In Bloom

Concert - Storm Large
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Event - Fridays at Freer: Cherry Blossom Edition 

Event - Music and Life of Rabindranath Tagore 
Gandhi Memorial Institute

Saturday, April 13

Event - Firsthand Experience: Collage
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Eggstravaganza!
Tudor Place

Event - Dan Navarro: Songwriter Workshop
The Mansion on O Street

Event - Check It Out: A Library Art Pop-Up Program
Hirshhorn Museum

Event - Easter Lilies & Palm Crosses
Franciscan Monastery

Sunday, April 14

Event - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Celebrating New American Gardens
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - TREEmendous Juried Exhibit
Hill Center

Monday, April 15

Film - Stamps on Film & Movie Music Monday: Jimi Hendrix
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event - Achieving Parity In Landlord Tenant Court
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Lives Cut Short
Embassy of Austria

Exhibit - Underlying Borders
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tuesday, April 16

Exhibit - A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology
DAR Museum

Exhibit - Tudor Tot Tuesday: Freedom
Tudor Place

Exhibit - The Culture of Time and Space: Digital Media Artist HyeGyung Kim
Korean Cultural Center

Tour - Halls of the Senate
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Wednesday, April 17

Event -  Gallery Talk: Ursula von Rydingsvard
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - The Windsock Arms
College Park Aviation Museum

Concert - YASMO featuring DC Poets and Rappers
Austrian Cultural Forum

Event - Improv Night with the Unified Scene Theater
Dupont Underground

Thursday, April 18

Concert - Stephen Kellogg
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Crisis Mode: Endangered Earth
Zenith Gallery

Event - Mallika Sarabhais Colors of the Heart

Event - Curator Talk: Officer Stories
National Law Enforcement Museum



Newsletter for April 12 to April 18, 2019. 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



National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

One of DC's largest spectator events is the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Presented by Events DC, it is a springtime tradition set against the backdrop of DC's iconic landmarks along Constitution Avenue, NW. The standing area on the parade route between 9th and 15th streets is free and open to the public. The parade begins at 10:00 am this Saturday, April 13, rain or shine. See giant helium balloons fill the skies as marching bands, local dancers, cheerleaders and celebrity guests participate in this parade! Arrive early for best views.

Shakespeare's Birthday

Join the Folger Shakespeare Library for this beloved annual tradition, celebrating the birthday of the Bard with a day full of festivities. From Shakespeare performances and stage combat demonstrations to costume dress-up and Elizabethan crafts, there's something for everyone—including birthday cake! Hear discussions from Folger curators and scholars and enjoy live music. This free event begins on April 14 at noon.

The embassies of these countries will participate in the annual open house on Saturday, May 4.

Concert by Markus Schirmer and Miroslav Loncar

The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, in collaboration with the Croatian Embassy, presents a concert by renowned Austrian pianist Markus Schirmer and Croatian guitarist Miroslav Loncar. The two musicians perform regularly together and will fill the halls with music from Franz Schubert, Franz Kreisler, Fernando Sor and Joaquin Rodrigo. Enjoy a musical journey from the late 18th to the 20th century. This event is on April 15 at 7:00 pm at the Austrian Cultural Forum. The event is free but you must register for tickets here.  

National Volunteer Week

It's National Volunteer Week! Join us in thanking the hundreds of volunteers who help provide some of the most memorable events and programs in Washington, DC. As volunteers for Cultural Tourism DC and our Affiliate Members, volunteers greet us, inform us, and keep us safe. More than 35 volunteers will devote a portion of the Saturday afternoon this weekend at Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest. We are grateful for their service.

Ekington Heritage Trail Working Meeting

We're searching for stories and photographs connected to the Eckington neighborhood. These are the building blocks for developing a DC Neighborhood Heritage Trail. Got stories? Got photos? Join us on Wednesday evening, April 17 in the meeting room at The Summit at St. Martin's, 116 T Street, NE. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm. If you cannot attend but have something that you would like to share, contact us at Info@CulturalTourismDC.org with "Eckington" in the subject line.

April 19
Abdul Hamid II Exhibit Lecture
Yunus Emre Institute

April 20
Earth Day Celebration

Zenith Gallery

April 24
Eat. Drink. Shaw.

Shaw Main Streets

April 30
The Blossoming Spirits
Japan Information and Culture Center

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