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Earth Day at the Zenith Gallery

This Saturday April 20, from 2 pm to 5 pm, the Zenith Gallery will host an Earth Day celebration at 1429 Iris Street, NW. Artists will share tips on conservation and describe their work, which is part of the exhibit Crisis Mode Endangered Earth. The Zenith Community Arts Foundation will have an art projects table for children of all ages to participate and learn about saving our planet. Crisis Mode Endangered Earth is on display now through May 11. Painting by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.

The Embassy of Myanmar

The Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar represents a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, borders India, Bangladesh, China, and Laos. Yangon, the country's largest city, is home to busy marketplaces and numerous parks. The Embassy of Myanmar will participate in the Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour for the first time on May 4, 2019. During this event, visitors can see tourism displays of the country's attractions and enjoy crafts and performances. 

Friday, April 19

Theater - Into the Woods
Ford's Theatre

Event - Abdul Hamid II Exhibition Lecture: Off the Shelves and Into the Cloud
Yunus Emre Institute

Concert - The Secret Sisters
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - What Absence Is Made Of 
Hirshhorn Museum

Saturday, April 20

Tour - Hamilton's DC
Washington Walks

Event - Family Program: Space Exploration
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Tour - Open House
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Event - Engineering 101: Self-Deploying Satellites
College Park Aviation Museum

Sunday, April 21

Exhibit - Hoops
National Building Museum

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

Exhibit - Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past is Prologue
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Monday, April 22

Exhibit - Indigo Threads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

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

Tour - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum

Exhibit - Underlying Borders
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tuesday, April 23

Concert - Omara Portuondo
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Event - Landmark Lecture: A Remarkable Friendship
Tudor Place

Exhibit - Portraits of the World: Korea
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Wednesday, April 24

Exhibit -  Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Tour - Empresses of China's Forbidden City

Event - Community Memorialization in Sri Lanka, Exhibition and Panel Discussion
Dupont Underground

Thursday, April 25

Concert - John McCutcheon
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Theater - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Collaborators: Dana Ellyn & Matt Sesow
Hill Center

Pianist - Ichiro Nodaira in Concert
Japan Information Culture Center (JICC)



Newsletter for April 19 to April 25, 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



Earth Day Garden Tour

Spend a day with garden lovers on the grounds of the National Cathedral and enjoy a special docent-led tour through the Bishop's Garden. The tour is on April 22 at 9:30 am. This Earth Day Garden Tour is free and no reservations are necessary. The Earth Day 2019 theme is Protecting our Species. Bees are now considered a species at great risk, and All Hallows Guild is promoting the natural pollinator population in the Cathedral Gardens. Meet in the Bishop's Garden Shadow House.


The Shaw neighborhood will host a celebration of fine food and drink at the historic Howard Theatre on Wednesday, April 24. More than 20 restaurants and bars will serve unlimited bites, cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks. EAT.DRINK.SHAW. will also feature live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. Enjoy a night of stellar cuisine and beverages from this year's Host Committee of chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, and brewers. The event includes live music and dancing. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets here.

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

Smithsonian Craft Show

Crafters across the nation meet in the National Building Museum for this annual show and sale of fine American crafts. A four-day craft arts extravaganza, the show offers attendees a full spectrum of works from 120 juried craft artists, including basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood. The show kicks off with a preview night benefit on April 24, and continues through April 28. Register for tickets here. Proceeds, in part, benefit the Smithsonian Institution.



Volunteer at Around the World Embassy Tour

Volunteers help make Cultural Tourism DC's Around the World Embassy Tour happen. On Saturday, May 4, be a volunteer, helping greet and inform guests visiting the embassy open houses. Be part of the fun as you learn about other countries and get an insider's view of the international diplomatic community and embassy events. We are grateful for volunteer service! Click here to volunteer.


Ekington Heritage Trail

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? If you have something that you would like to share, contact us at Info@CulturalTourismDC.org with "Eckington" in the subject line.

April 26 to April 28
Awesome Con 2019
Event DC

April 27
Volunteer Capitol Hill

Hill Center

April 27 and April 28
Plant and Herb Sale
Franciscan Monastery

April 28
4th Annual Earth Day Plant Sale and Picnic

Tudor Place

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