Newsletter for August 31 to September 6, 2018 Newsletter for August 31 to September 6, 2018


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Department of the Interior Museum

The U.S. Department of the Interior Museum was created to inspire and educate Departmental employees and the general public about the ongoing stewardship of the nation's public lands, natural resources and cultural heritage. Opened in 1938, the museum hosts exhibits, programs and tours of its collections as well as the building's 40-plus painted and 26 photogrpahic murals. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and closed on federal holidays. Admission is free. You may tour the murals during WalkingTown DC at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 20. Click here to register. 


Into the Amazon

The Embassy of Brazil invites you to see the film Into the Amazon, on Wednesday, September 5. Into the Amazon shares the story of the 1914 journey by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon into the heart of the South American rainforest, one of the most remote places on earth. What was planned as a tranquil trip became a brutal test of courage and character. This event is part of Amazon Week presented by the Embassy of Brazil.

AIA-DC Film Panel and Discussion

On Thursday, September 6, AIA-DC's Urban Design Committee will host a film screening and panel discussion about spatial equity. The panel will examine how to encourage development that provides equitable solutions for communities and slows down displacement of impacted residents. Continuing education credits available and registration is required. Admission is $15 for AIA and DAC Members; $25, for Non-Members.

Floating Islands: Ceramic
Ikebana Vessels

Visit the Japan Information and Culture Center to see how the Japanese tradition of flower arrangement is being reinterpreted in the U.S. using ceramic and other containers. Curated by ceramist Akira Satake, this exhibit features ceramic ikebana vessels created by some of the most talented potters working in the U.S. All featured potters, including special guest artist Japanese Master Potter Ken Matsuzaki, share a sense of the importance of ma, or "negative space," a concept integral to Japanese aesthetics. Exhibition panels let visitors gain insight into the techniques of ceramics native to Japan, as well as the principles of Ikebana. This exhibit is on display through September 27.

My Fellow Soldiers: Letters
from World War I

This exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum shares a view of America's role during World War I. The selection of letters and postcards illuminates the thoughts of service members, social workers, and their loved ones at home as they grappled with the effects of World War I. Among the letters is the one written by General John J. Pershing. Pershing led the American Expeditionary Forces during the war and sent the letter to every AEF member. The exhibit closes November 29.


Friday, August 31
Exhibit - Expressing Humanity, Historical, Spiritual & Symbolic  
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Tour - The National Mall
DC by Foot

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Tour - Women of Civil War Alexandria
National Women's History Museum

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt 
Ford's Theatre

Concert - Gavin DeGraw and Phillip Phillips
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Bringing the War to Our Doorsteps
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

Saturday, September 1

Event - Historical Trumpets and Flutes of the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
Smithsonian National Postal Museum 

Tour - Historic Georgetown
DC by Foot

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibition
Hill Center

Exhibit - Heavy Metal: Women to Watch
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Concert - Ziggy Marley and Steel Pulse with Tribal Seeds
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Over Here & Over There: Aviation & Prince George's County During World War I 
College Park Aviation Museum

Sunday, September 2

Exhibit - Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Making Room: Housing for a Changing America
National Building Museum 

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Event - First Amendment Highlights

Monday, September 3

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Exhibit - Expanding Spacetime 
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Wall Flowers: Botanical Murals
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

Exhibit - The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers  
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, September 4

Tour - Gallery Highlights
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

Exhibit - Lately Arrived: Recent Additions to the Collection
DAR Museum

Exhibit - Congress and the Separation of Powers 
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

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

Concert - Marjan Farsad
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - BaselitzSix Decades
Hirshhorn Museum

Wednesday, September 5

Event - Moving the Lock Keeper's House
U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

Event - Turkish Legacy in Anatolian Kilims 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Event - Early Music Seminar: Macbeth
Folger Theatre

Exhibit - American Civics
The Mansion on O Street

Event - Vintage Game Night

Woodrow Wilson House

Tour - Memorials and Moonlight
DC by Foot

Thursday, September 6

Event - Amazon Week in DC: Culture and Literature 
Embassy of Brazil

Lecture - Missing Middle Housing
National Building Museum 

Event - Chavela's Frida: Singing Pain, Performing Desire

Mexican Cultural Institute 

Event - Stage Director Talk: Macbeth
Folger Theatre

Event - Art in Revolution: International Short Film Competition
Dupont Underground

Newsletter for August 31 to September 6, 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

Adams Morgan PorchFest is a terrific opportunity to hear great music while meeting new people and patronizing local businesses. The event features porches/patios as performance space for local musicians. As a PorchFest volunteer, you will work with the home- and business owners to greet guests and bands at performance locations as well as offer tips to help everyone enjoy the afternoon. Volunteer today to be part of Adams Morgan PorchFest on October 6! Click here to register.


September 8

Theatre Week Kickoff Party! 
theatre Washington

September 12

Hangar Dogs: A Brief History about Dogs in Aviation 
College Park Aviation Museum

September 13

September Evenings at the Edge: After Hours
National Gallery of Art

September 14

Scotch Tasting
Dumbarton House



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