Newsletter for June 7 to June 13, 2019 Newsletter for June 7 to June 13, 2019

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DC Jazz Festival

The DC Jazz Festival® invites you to explore the exceptional array of renowned masters and emerging artists from across the jazz spectrum. Enjoy the sounds of your favorite artist, DCJazzPrix finalists, Jazz in the ‘Hoods presented by Events DC, and various other performances in venues located throughout the District. The DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in the District and it has something for everyone. It all happens June 7-16; checkout the DC Jazz Festival schedule and purchase tickets here.


Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre was the setting of the fateful night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln while the president sat with his wife watching a play. Today, Ford's Theatre offers museum exhibits, live theater and tours. It presents renowned plays, vibrant musicals, and newly commissioned works that examine issues related to the Lincoln legacy and explore the diversity of the American experience. The Ford's Theatre Society also presents walking tours that bring Civil War Washington to life.

Friday, June 7

Event - First Friday
IA&A at Hillyer

Concert - Jazz Quintet: Dial 251
Hill Center  

Event - Free Folger Friday: Paster Reading Room in Play
Folger Shakespeare Library

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, June 8

Exhibit - CODAworx Awards
Octagon Museum

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

Concert - Lake Street Dive & The Wood Brothers
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

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

Sunday, June 9

Tour - Empresses of China's Forbidden City

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds

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

Event - 5K Race to Ratification
Congressional Cemetery

Monday, June 10

Exhibit - The Way We Wear
Embassy of Australia

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

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

Exhibit - Hoops
National Building Museum

Tuesday, June 11

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

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

Exhibit - It's Hip to Be Square: The Mint Family
United States Botanic Garden

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Wednesday, June 12

Event -  Picnic Theater Company Presents: The Great Gatsby
Dumbarton House

IA&A at Hillyer

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

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

Thursday, June 13

Event - The Wound Dresser: Walt Whitman and the Civil War
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today
Korean Cultural Center

Event - Click DC Photography Workshop
Dupont Underground


Newsletter for June 7 to June 13, 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

Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe

Established in 1978, the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe is a national Kunqu institution in China, often demonstrating brilliance in national theatrical competitions. The troupe performs the Chinese classical music-drama Legend of the Jade Hairpin on Saturday, June 8 at 7 pm, in Freer|Sackler. On Sunday, June 9, enjoy the troupe's show of scenes from The Butterfly Dream at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Both performances feature English and Chinese surtitles, lavish costumes and makeup, and music by a traditional ensemble.

American Roots Concert Series: The Wildmans

The Hill Center welcomes The Wildmans as part of its free, outdoor American Roots Music Series on Sunday, June 9. The neo-traditional stringband features siblings Eli and Aila Wildman on mandolin, fiddle and vocals, joined by banjoist Victor Furtado. All three have won top awards at the Galax Old Fiddler's Convention. With a base in old-time roots music, The Wildmans push the genre boundaries with acoustic electric instruments, original jam vibes and jazz standards. RSVP here.

RIZAL: The Hero as Traveler

Sentro Rizal Washington DC will celebrate its first anniversary with a presentation by Filipino historian, author, and Rizal scholar Ambeth Ocampo on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 pm in the Philippine Chancery Annex Building. In "RIZAL: The Hero as Traveler," Professor Ocampo will share his perspective on how the travels of Dr. Jose Rizal influenced Rizal's writings and shaped Rizal's beliefs. Rizal was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary whose writings focused on Filipino rights and freedom from Spain. RSVP here.

June 14
43 Annual GWHCC Gala
Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

June 15-16
Grand Opening Weekend
Museum of the Palestinian People

June 16
International Day of Yoga
Embassy of India

June 22
Teaching Indian Ocean Economic and Social History
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center


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