Newsletter for August 2 to August 8, 2019 Newsletter for August 2 to August 8, 2019

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World's Fair at the DAR Museum

Experience the excitement, innovation, and wonder of a 1900 World's Fair at the DAR Museum on Saturday, August 3 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Learn about inventions that thrilled fairgoers and play games enjoyed by children and adults alike at these grand events. Celebrate cultures around the world by exploring the booths of local embassies and cultural centers. Fun for the whole family, this event is not one to miss!


¿Recuerdas la expresión 'Lo sé cuando lo veo'? El Turismo Cultural es muy parecido a eso, difícil de definir. Nuestro Director Ejecutivo piensa que el turismo cultural es el movimiento físico de las personas a otro lugar en el que experimentan y se involucran con el entorno construido o natural y sus habitantes. Otros piensan que es un aprendizaje permanente a través de la experiencia. Sin importar cómo lo definas, esperamos que lo practiques a menudo porque no tienes que viajar lejos para ser un turista cultural.  Visita nuestro Calendario de Eventos, para saber que oportunidades te puedes estar perdiendo este fin de semana y no olvides descargar las guías en español de los "Neighborhood Heritage Trail".

Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Shakespeare Library is an independent research library on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. It has the world's largest collection of the printed works of William Shakespeare, and is a repository for materials from the early modern period. The Folger Shake Up Your Saturday family programs are free and take place the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun! Folger Theatre is the centerpiece of the Folger Shakespeare Library, producing plays reflecting the library's collection. 

Friday, August 2

Event - Fact or Fiction Fridays
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center  

Exhibit - CinCin Fang: A Collection
Hill Center

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, August 3

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Tour - The Gardens
Franciscan Monastery

Exhibit - Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Madame Tussauds

Sunday, August 4

Event - Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth!
Mansion on O Street

Exhibit - In-Mid Sentence
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit - Glacier
House of Sweden

Exhibit - Animals, Collected
National Building Museum

Monday, August 5

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

Exhibit - Winner's Circle
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Exhibit - Smart Policies for a Changing Climate
American Society of Landscape Architects

Tuesday, August 6

Exhibit - Open Site: Works by Tae Eun Ahn
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

Exhibit - It's Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - Objects of Wonder
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, August 7

Exhibit - Museum: A Haunted Medium
Art Museum of the Americas

Event - Shake It Off! Dance Camp
Capital Hill Arts Workshop

Event - Whooping Cranes in North America: 80 Years Later
U.S. Department of the Interior

Event - Oman: A Journey Through Food and Hospitality
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Thursday, August 8

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Event - Afternoon Arts and Crafts: Model Mandoos Making
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Concert - Aaron Seeber Ensemble
White House Historical Association

Exhibit - Starting from the Island: Contemporary Art from Taiwan
IA&A at Hillyer

Newsletter for August 2 to August 8, 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

Step Afrika Workshop and Performance

Bring the family out to the St. Elizabeth East Summer Event Series for an evening of stepping with Step Afrika! Step Afrika! is one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States. Step Afrika! kicks off the 2019-20 season with a step workshop and performance on Friday, August 2 at 6:00 pm. At 7:00 pm, the artists take the stage for their first feature performance. This free event is family-friendly.

Over the Line

See the exhibit Over the Line with works by Andrea Fried, Guigui Kohon, Joyce Werwie Perry, and Judith Pratt at the Zenith Gallery. An opening reception is Thursday, August 8, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Click here to RSVP. The Zenith Gallery has established roots in the nation's capital and with artists and collectors across America. This vibrant exhibit is on display through October 12. 

Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination

Ginny Ruffner is a glass artist based in Seattle, and known for her elegant sculptures and mastery of glass techniques. Ruffner has created work that combines traditional glass sculpture with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to create an interactive viewer experience. The exhibit Reforestation of the Imagination is on display at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery through January 5.

August 9
Summer Rooftop Happy Hour
IA&A at Hillyer

August 10
The Bungalow Music and Arts Festival
Events DC

August 14
Magical Path of the Piano with Eric Valdes
Mexican Cultural Institute

August 24
Annual 17th Street Festival
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets

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