Newsletter for July 12 to July 18, 2019 Newsletter for July 12 to July 18, 2019

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Lawn, this year's summer installation at the National Building Museum is big, really big. Built on scaffolding above the building's floor, it fills the massive Great Hall with a sloping green lawn with many accoutrements of summer--perfect for spending a leisurely afternoon. Listen from the comfort of a hammock. The immersive summer experience offers the sounds of the season too. You'll hear crickets chirping, bees buzzing, and even a lawnmower whirring in the distance. Enjoy.

Cultural Tourism DC's online calendar is a valuable planning tool that complements the weekly distribution of the Culture Communique. With the help of two volunteers and some brand new software, you can pick date or select a program tag to help you identify events and activities that may interest you. It is very responsive and helps you target your key interests while making it easy to look and linger as you review an activity that catches your eye. Our volunteers are posting dozens of cultural events every week produced and presented by the best organizations in the area. Bookmark the Events Calendar and make it a go-to site when you're looking for something to do.




Alliance Française

Alliance Française is the leading center for French language, French culture and francophone resources in Washington DC. Their goal is to introduce Washington to the most notable minds and current artists from the French and Francophone world, and to provide the highest quality French language instruction. The non-profit offers a wide variety of French courses, and social activities and cultural events. On Friday, July 12, celebrate Bastille Day and get tickets for the Cuisine & Maillot Jaune. Follow the gourmet steps of the mythic bicycle race - starting in Brussels, Belgium and ending in Paris, France.  

Friday, July 12

Exhibit - Janie McGee: Black-Eyed Suzies and Grace
Hill Center DC   

Exhibit - Seriously Funny: From the Desk of The Daily Show with John Stewart

Event - American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Event - A Mid-Summer's Night Tango
Embassy of Argentina

Saturday, July 13

Event - Family Program
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Event - Drop in Summer Saturday for the Whole Family
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

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

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Event - Echoes: The Capital Hearings Present Kellyn Marie Goler
Dupont Underground

Sunday, July 14

Event - Carter Barron Party
Rock Creek Conservancy

Exhibit - Animals Collected
National Building Museum

Concert - Nas Illmatic 25th Anniversary
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Monday, July 15

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Event - Life Drawing
IA&A at Hillyer

Exhibit - Secret Door Tour: Be a Super Sleuth!
The Mansion on O Street

Concert - Lionel Richie
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Tuesday, July 16

Exhibit - Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Organic Works by Nancy Frankel and Anne Marchand
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue

Event - Omani Cultural Evening 
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

Event - Weird Al Yankovic, The Strings Attached Tour
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Wednesday, July 17

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

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

Event -  Summer Movie Series: Avengers Infinity War
Events DC

Thursday, July 18

Event - Capital Art Collective
Ronald Reagan Building and International Center

Exhibit - Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby
Embassy of Australia

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

Event - Sheryl Crow
Filene Center at Wolf Trap


Newsletter for July 12 to July 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

The Plane That Anyone Could Fly

On Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 am, see history in the present at the College Park Aviation Museum. Learn about the Ercoupe, an aircraft manufactured near the museum. Aviation expert Joel Carlson will share the story of the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) and quest to mass produce the "Model T of the air." Billed as the ''plane that anyone could fly,'' it changed aviation. End the morning with a flight demonstration, and watch pilot Chris Schuldt fly a fully-functioning Ercoupe into the College Park Airport! Get tickets for this event here.

Brad Cole

The songs of Brad Cole address the human condition. Cole has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene for years, performing along side artists that make up the fabric of the city's musical legacy such as Uncle Tupelo and the Smashing Pumpkins. He led several Chicago based bands including Treatment, The Second Story and toured with NYC-based The Subscribers.  Hear Cole play on Sunday, July 14 at the O Street Museum. Click here for RSVP info.

Open Site

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, DC presents Open Site, the first U.S. solo exhibition of works by Korean artist Tae Eun Ahn. Open Site features works in a variety of media that attempt to capture traces of the body in motion, including six videos and installations, six photographic works, four paintings, one sculpture created primarily out of clay, and a live performance by the artist herself. Open Site remains on view through August 7.

July 20
Day of Archeology Festival
Dumbarton House

July 27
Bootleg Shakespeare: Richard III
Folger Shakespeare Library

July 27
Tribute to Gregory Hines on National Dance Day
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

July 26-28
Kaypi Peru 2019
Embassy of Peru


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