Newsletter for March 1 to March 7, 2019 Newsletter for March 1 to March 7, 2019


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Chamber Dance Project

Chamber Dance Project (CDP) is a company of professional artists dedicated to redefining contemporary ballet by bringing live music and ballet together in intimate settings. CDP commissions and performs new and contemporary works by choreographers and composers, sharing work that has contemporary relevance and resonance. Click here for information about and tickets to the Chamber Dance Project's Anchors Aweigh Bash this Saturday, March 2, at The Wharf. This event supports Chamber Dance Project's June 2019 Season.


Masterclass with Phillip Noyce

This Saturday, March 2, join Australian filmmaker Phillip Noyce for a conversation on the art and craft of film-making as he traces his 50-year career and shares insider tips about the film industry. Noyce continues to receive praise for his direction of such action films and thrillers as Patriot Games, Dead Calm, The Bone Collector, and The Quiet American. The masterclass and reception are hosted by the Embassy of Australia in collaboration with the DC Independent Film Festival. A ticket and an ID are required for entrance to the Embassy. Purchase your tickets for this event online.

Shanghai Quartet

The acclaimed Shanghai Quartet makes its annual appearance at the Freer|Sackler on Thursday, March 7 with two firsts: Beethoven's first string quartet (Op. 18, No. 1) and a new version of Grammy-Award winner Tan Dun's first quartet, Feng Ya Song. Tan received worldwide recognition in 1983 when this work won the Weber Prize from Dresden, making him the first Chinese composer to win an international award since the Communist revolution of 1949. He has revised the piece to honor the Shanghai Quartet's 35th anniversary. The Quartet has a history of championing new music and juxtaposing traditions of Eastern and Western music. Get tickets for the concert here.

A Piece of Her Mind: Culture & Technology
in American Quilts

Between 1820 and 1920, many women chose to respond to events through needlework. Making and desinging quilts allowed women to engage in the world while still living in a domestic sphere. This exhibition presents quilts that reflect their makers' interest in their world and popular culture -- and the beauty of textiles. The quilts are on display at the DAR Museum through December 2019.



Friday, March 1

Film - Niagara
Hill Center

Exhibit - Celebrating New American Gardens
U.S. Botanic Garden

Event - Folger Friday: The Country Gentleman
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project 
National Building Museum

Saturday, March 2

Event - Afternoon Aviators 
College Park Aviation Museum  

Event - Cram Thee With More Food
Folger Shakespeare Library

Event - West African Peanut Butter Stew Cooking Class
Hostelling International DC

Concert - Master Class: Kronos Quartet

Sunday, March 3

Exhibit - One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Film - Bitter Money

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Monday, March 4

Tour - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House Museum 

Event - Monday Mingle: Martinis & Magic
Mansion on O & O Street Museum

Event - Winston in Washington
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tuesday, March 5
Event - The Scientist Is In: Victoria Lockwood
Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Exhibit - What Absence Is Made Of
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wednesday, March 6

Concert - Dreamers: Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider
Mexican Cultural Institute 

Event - Share Conservation on the Go!
Department of the Interior Museum

Event - Museum Storytime and Workshop
National Law Enforcement Museum

Film - Japanese Classics: Kill

Thursday, March 7

Tour - Open House
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Event - Spotlight On Design Allied Works Architecture
National Building Museum 

Exhibit - Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event - Hip Hop Culture Block Party with DMV Hip Hop Orchestra
Smithsonian National Postal Museum



Competition for Best of DC Arts
& Culture Non Profit 2019!

Cultural Tourism DC is in the Competition for Best of DC Arts & Culture Nonprofit 2019. If you love it! If you have ever enjoyed our annual Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour, vote for us! If you have experienced a guided tour during WalkingTown DC in September, vote for us! Click here to go to the Washington City Paper page, and then click on 'Arts & Entertainment' and click on 'Best Arts and Culture Nonprofit'. Thanks for the support!

Newsletter for March 1 to March 7, 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



March 8

Artist Reception: To Be A Woman
Korean Culture Center

March 11 

Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance
Folger Shakespeare Library

March 13

Film: We Make Antiques!
Japan Information and Culture Center

March 16

Art Exhibit Opening by Lubna Zahid
Gandhi Memorial Center



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!

Volunteer at Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest!

Cultural Tourism DC invites you to volunteer for an afternoon of neighborhood fun at the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street PorchFest, Saturday, April 13. Click here to register.


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