Newsletter for July 19 to July 25, 2019 Newsletter for July 19 to July 25, 2019

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Congessional Cemetery Tours

The historic Congresssional Cemetery offers ongoing events this summer, including Yoga Mortis, an opportunity to be outside together. Intended for all ages, this Saturday afternoon event welcomes all yoga newcomers and is free! All you need is a mat and water. Also, join a Congressional Cemetery docent for an introductory guided tour of Historic Congressional Cemetery. Tours are free every Saturday through October 26, and no reservations are required.


We received an inquiry about the DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails from New Orleans recently. There is interest in the Crescent City for doing something similar and it reminds us about this wonderful community amenity hidden in plain sight. Washington has 17 heritage trails with one in preparation. That's more than 325 double-sided signs to provide you with greater knowledge about the District and the history of its neighborhoods! You can listen to audio tours as you walk the Downtown and U Street trails. The trails start near a Metro station. Walk a whole trail, stroll to two or three signs, or linger and learn at just one. Maps available online at our website.

DAR Museum

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum is one of Washington's premiere American decorative arts museum. Located just two blocks from the White House, the museum displays examples of decorative and fine arts, including objects made or used in America prior to the Industrial Revolution. Furniture, silver, paintings, ceramics, and textiles are in two galleries and 31 period rooms that look like you are stepping into the past. DAR Museum also hosts special events and Tuesday Talks.

Friday, July 19

Exhibit - This Day in History: Votes for Women
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center  

Exhibit - Dilip Sheth: Come Into My World
Hill Center

Exhibit - Nancy Sausser, Madeline A Stratton, and Flesh + Bone III
IA&A at Hillyer

Event - Friday ARTnights: Working From the Figure
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Saturday, July 20

Event - Tudor Tots: Bats
Tudor Place

Event - DC Zinefest
Rhode Island Avenue Main Street

Concert - SOJA and Sublime with Rome
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Event - The Writer's Center: From Novice to Novelist
Hill Center

Event - Bae Bae K-Pop Dance Party at U Street Music Hall
Korean Cultural Center

Sunday, July 21

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Exhibit - Play, Protection, Peril
Zenith Gallery

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

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

Monday, July 22

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

Exhibit - A Monument to Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Tuesday, July 23

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

Exhibit - Intersection
Philippine Embassy

Event - Hoops 
National Building Museum

Event - Chinatown Park Movie Nights: Swing Kids

Wednesday, July 24

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

Exhibit - Rafael Soriano: Cabezas (Heads)
Art Museum of the Americas

Concert - Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Event -  Summer Movie Series: Captain Marvel
Events DC

Thursday, July 25

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

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

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - CODAworx Awards
Octagon Museum

Newsletter for July 19 to July 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

Archaeology Festival

Visit Dumbarton House for the 8th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival on Saturday, July 20! Meet and speak with archaeology organizations from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Connect with archaeologists and learn about their projects. Enjoy live music, family activities, face painting and food trucks. This is a fun-filled day for both adults and children.

Animals in Japanese Outsider Art

The exhibition Animals in Japanese Outsider Art features beautiful works of art created by persons with intellectual disabilities or mental illnesses. On display at the Japan Information & Culture Center, the artwork has a rich color palette and a variety of unique patterns, interpreted from a truly distinctive point of view. A complement to the exhibition Life of Animals in Japanese Art at the National Gallery of Art, Animals in Japanese Outsider Art is on display through September 27.

Lullaby by Georgia Saxelby

The Lullaby exhibit explores the relationship between architecture, gender, and ritual within the monumental landscape of Washington's National Mall. On display for the first time in the U.S., Lullaby (2017-2019) documents a series of performances staged at five monuments on the Mall. The artist, Australian-born, US-based Georgia Saxelby, presents the work as a two-channel video installation. Lullaby is on display in the Embassy of Australia through October 18.

July 26-28
Events DC

July 26-28
Kaypi Peru 2019
Embassy of Peru

August 3
Shake Up Your Saturday: A Fool! A Fool!
Folger Shakespeare Library

August 2-4
2019 Asian American Literature Festival
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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