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Due to the federal government shutdown, all Smithsonian museums and the zoo are closed. Please enjoy the many other museums and activities DC offers and follow Cultural Tourism DC's social media for updates on closures.



Embassy of Panama

The Embassy of Panama in Washington, DC, executes the foreign policy goals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama in the United States, as well as promotes Panama's culture, tourism, economy and education to the American people. In addition to an impressive art collection comprised of works by several famous Panamanian artists, the embassy and residence participates in numerous local cultural events.  Last year, the embassy opened its doors for Around the World Embassy Tour, sponsored one of the Panama's top chefs in Embassy Chef Challenge, welcomed children to the International Children's Festival and highlighted its culture during Winternational. Later this month, the embassy will participate in the local celebration of World Youth Day Panama, hosting a booth at the January 26 "Panama in the Capital" event. Learn more about the embassy and Panama here here.   


Sussmann Violin, Neubauer Viola,
and Finckel Cello

The second in a series of concerts that brings a taste of Vienna, Austria, to Vienna, Virginia, is this Friday, January 11, at 7:30 pm in The Barns at Wolf Trap. Hear three chamber masterworks played by violinist Arnaud Sussmann, violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist David Finckel, as they bring their expertise to compositions by Beethoven, Dohnányi, and Mozart. Enjoy the string trio's music and meet the three artists at a dessert reception following the performance. Purchase your tickets now for this extraordinary concert. 

Hill Center Galleries:
Regional Juried Exhibition

The Hill Center Galleries presents its 2019 Regional Juried Exhibition. The work of more than 80 artists was chosen by juror Caitlin Berry, Fine Arts Dealer and Director at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC. The juried exhibition runs from January 10 to March 3. An opening reception with Berry and the artists is Wednesday, January 16, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Washington Navy Yard
and the Civil War

On Thursday, January 17, join historian Tom Frezza as he discusses the Civil War history of the Washington Navy Yard in the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum. The Washington Navy Yard has a rich history that began in 1798 and continues to the present. During the American Civil War, the Navy Yard was an integral part of the defense of Washington. Come and learn about the history of one of the best kept secrets of Washington, DC. The pay-what-you-please presentation begins at 6:00 pm.



Friday, January 11

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

Exhibit - Flickering Treasures
National Building Museum

Saturday, January 12

Concert - The Verve Pipe
The Barns at Wolf Trap 

Event - Movie Palaces of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD
National Buiding Museum

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

Sunday, January 13

Exhibit - Rodarte
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Monday, January 14

Event - RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida
Folger Theatre

Event - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Tuesday, January 15
Event - Tombs and Tomes Book Club Meeting 
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Event - Transforming Cities, Transforming Lives: The Aga Khan Historic Cities Program 

Exhibit - Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective 
Zenith Gallery at Iris Street, NW

Wednesday, January 16

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

Film - Her Sketchbook 
Japan Information & Culture Center

Concert - Toots & The Maytals 
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Thursday, January 17

Concert - John Oates with the Good Road Band
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Nengajo 2019
Japan Information & Culture Center


Get Ready For 
Passport DC 2019!

Cultural Tourism DC will produce the 12th anniversary of Passport DC this spring. The annual festival that commemorates "International Cultural Awareness Month" in the District of Columbia runs from May 1-31 and offers a wide array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, and performing arts organizations throughout DC.

A signature event during Passport DC is the Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET). On Saturday, May 4, from 10 am to 4 pm, embassies will host open houses and share their culture, cuisine and more during AWET.

The Embassy of Brazil is the first embassy to register for AWET 2019. Over the years, this embassy has received and helped thousands of people learn about Brazil – its cuisine, arts, heritage, and economy. Mark your calendars now and plan to visit the Brazilian Embassy and many other embassies during the Around the World Embassy Tour on May 4, 2019.

Events DC is the presenting sponsor of Passport DC 2019. Other sponsors include Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC Economic Partnership and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2019's Passport DC and/or Around the World Embassy Tour. Please review the sponsor benefits and contact Cultural Tourism DC to get a package that meets your organization's goals. For more information, call 202-661-7581 or visit www.CulturalTourismDC.org.

Newsletter for January 11 to January 17, 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



January 18- February 17

Twelve Angry Men
Ford's Theatre

January 19 

An Evening of Indian Dance
The Barns at Wolf Trap

January 21

Monday Mingle: Martinis & Magic 
The Museum and Mansion on O Street

January 26

Panama in the Capital
Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception



Sponsor Passport DC

Celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Passport DC this May with a sponsorship that puts your brand in front of thousands of DC residents and tourists taking part in embassy open houses, street festivals, and more! Learn more here.

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

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