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Embassy Row Tours

Washington's Massachusetts Avenue, also known as Embassy Row, is home to a multitude of ambassador's residences and other edifices that serve DC's diplomatic community. During the Gilded Age, this neighborhood was where the nouveau-riche flaunted their fortunes; howevever, only 50 years later, embassies and other institutions bought their mansions. Learn more about Embassy Row by joining Washington Walks for a tour on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am through November 30. The two-hour tour is $20 per person, no reservations are necessary.


Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy and learn about the arts. This summer, wherever your travels take you, take a chance and take in a show that's different from your favorite genre. Whether it's Cape Cod's Cape Playhouse or Virginia's Wolf Trap, the fare is generally light and the price is right. Museums may offer blockbuster shows and art galleries are always a good place to learn about what inspires an artist and how a piece is created. Even the most formal venues offer cool, less expensive programs to help beat this summer's heat. Enjoy!

Southwest BID

The Southwest Business Improvement District represents a neighborhood that has a sense of community, activity, and pride. The Business Improvement District (BID) is situated in the southwest quadrant of Washington, DC and works to keep the area an economic and cultural hub by supporting the growth of existing business, local enterprises and activating local cultural institutions. Area events include DC JazzFest, the Capital Fringe Festival, and more. The location has several museums and event spaces, including the Arena Stage and newly relocated International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza.

Friday, June 21

Tour - U.S. Capitol Grounds
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre  

Exhibit - Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 

Event - Capital Harvest on the Plaza
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Saturday, June 22

Event - Solstice Saturday

Exhibit - Organic Works by Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand
Zenith Gallery, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Event - Sailing an Ocean of Paper: Teaching Indian Ocean Economic and Social History
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

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

Sunday, June 23

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

Exhibit - Hoops
National Building Museum

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

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

Monday, June 24

Event - The 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

IA&A at Hillyer

Event - Meet Tiara Brown: USA Boxing Gold Medalist & DC Officer of the Year 2018
The Mansion on O Street

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

Tuesday, June 25

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

Event - Downtown DC Summer Flicks: Thor Ragnarock
Downtown DC

Event - Opening Reception of Intersection Exhibit 
Embassy of Philippines

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

Wednesday, June 26

Exhibit -  IndigoThreads: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage
Japan Information and Culture Center

Exhibit - John Lennon: The Green Album
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Lives Cut Short
Embassy of Austria

Exhibit - Winner's Circle
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Thursday, June 27

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - Deep Time
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit - CODAworx Awards
Octagon Museum

Exhibit - Roots of Peace 
Art Museum of the Americas


Newsletter for June 21 to June 27, 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

Buddy Guy, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, and Samantha Fish

Hear blues guitar at its best at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on Sunday, June 23. Still creating music and performing at the age of 82, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee George 'Buddy' Guy is joined by Grammy nominee Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and rising star Samantha Fish for an evening of nothing but the blues. Guitarist George 'Buddy' Guy is an exponent of Chicago blues and performed with many musicians including Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Purchase your tickets here.   

Artist Talks at IA&A Hillyer

On Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, visit the Hillyer for an artist talks with two June exhibiting artists, Tyra Mitchell and Khalid Alaani. Each artist will discuss their inspirations, followed by audience Q&A. Tyra will discuss her solo exhibition, Raising Our Youth, and Khalid will discuss his work in the group exhibition, Artists in Exile: Art as Fabric for Healing. Tyra Mitchell is a visual artist born and raised in Washington, DC. Most of Khalid's work is in acrylic with additions of mixed media and collage.

Seriously Funny

The exhibit Seriously Funny explores the impact Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" had on American politics and the press through four presidential campaigns. A centerpiece of the exhibit is Stewart's desk from "The Daily Show," donated to the Newseum after Stewart's final appearance on the late-night series. This is one of the Newseum's final exhibits before it leaves its downtown building at the end of the year. The exhibit is on display at the Newseum through December 31. 

June 29
Comedy Down at Dupont Underground: Monthly Showcase
Dupont Underground

June 29-30
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Institution

July 30
Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys
Hill Center

July 7
Yoga on the LAWN
National Building Museum


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