Newsletter for March 8 to March 14, 2019 Newsletter for March 8 to March 14, 2019


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Washington Walks

Washington Walks was founded by Carolyn Crouch in 1999. It was the first company to offer walking tours of Washington, DC, to tell the stories of the people and places in the nation's capital. Knowledgeable tour guides offer fun narratives of history and share interesting perspectives about different DC neighborhoods. March tours include walking tours of Theodore Roosevelt Island and a Blossom Secrets Stroll. Washington Walks tours are $20 per person. No reservations are necessary. You may pay in advance or online.


To Be A Woman

This Friday, March 8 at 6:00 pm, attend an opening reception commemorating International Women's Day and the work of 45 Korean-American women artists in the Korean Cultural Center. The exhibition highlights diverse art created by members of the Han-Mee Artist Association of Greater Washington, DC (HMAA), which is comprised of Korean-American artists who have immigrated to the DC area. Their artwork explores current issues and life obstacles using such art styles as East Asian traditional painting, calligraphy, metal craft, and sculpture. To Be A Woman is on display through March 25. The opening reception is free, but registration is required. Please register here.

Nature's Best Photography

See the best nature photography in the world on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. More than 26,000 photos were submitted for the Windland Smith Rice International Awards and 60 were selected for display in this visually inspiring exhibit. In addition to the photos, you'll see a video of manta rays and sharks feeding and a camera display that shows how they have evolved over time. The exhibit is open through September.


March Madness comes to the National Building Museum in the work of photographer Bill Bamberger. The Hoops photo exhibit shows outdoor public and private basketball courts and hoops from across the U.S. and around the world. Whether makeshift backyard hoops or playground hubs in the city, Bamberger's large-format photographs illustrate the worldwide appeal of basketball. Hoops opens on Saturday, March 9 at 10 am and features a tour of the exhibit with the photographer at 11 am. The exhibit continues through January 5, 2020.



Friday, March 8

Film - Mirage
Hill Center

Concert - The Montrose Trio
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - The Marines and Tet

Exhibit - Voice Array
Mexican Cultural Institute

Saturday, March 9

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Picketts Charge
Hirshhorn Museum  

Concert - Laura & Linda Benanti
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Event - Family Program
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Film - Dead Souls

Sunday, March 10

Exhibit - Celebrating China and the Year of the Pig!
Madame Tussauds

Concert - Kenny White with Marc Douglas Berardo
The Mansion on O & O Street Museum

Concert - Making Arab Melodies: Hamid Al-Saadi and Safaafir 

Event - Meet the Gardner: Getting Ready for Spring
Tudor Place

Monday, March 11

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum 

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

Event - Enslaved Laborers at Georgetown University, 1792-1862
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tuesday, March 12
Event - Tombs and Tomes Book Club Meeting
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Event - Tudor Tot Tuesdays: Spring Sessions
Tudor Place

Event - Tuesday Talk: Headwraps of African Women in 18th and 19th Century America
DAR Museum

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

Wednesday, March 13

Exhibit - The Culture of Time and Space: Digital Media Artist Hyegyung Kim
Korean Culture Center 

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

Film - We Make Antiques!
Japan Information & Culture Center

Thursday, March 14

Tour - Open House
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Event - Attack on the USS Cole: Precursor to 9/11
National Law Enforcement Museum 

Film - Monster Hunt

Concert - Habib Koite & Bassekou Kouyate
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Event - Cub Corner
College Park Aviation Museum

Passport DC is Coming!

The 12th annual Passport DC is this May 1-31 in Washington, DC! Join thousands of participants at this festival spotlighting 'International Cultural Awareness Month' and offering a vast array of cultural activities at embassies, street festivals and performing arts organizations throughout DC. Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available for Passport DC and/or Around the World Embassy Tour. Sign-up now or, for more information, contact Cultural Tourism DC at 202-355-4280 and

Newsletter for March 8 to March 14, 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 15

The Stakes of the Francophonie in Africa 
Alliance Francaise

March 16 

Art Exhibit Opening by Lubna Zahid
Ghandi Memorial Center

March 22

VeVe & tha Rebels
Dupont Underground

March 27

Early Music Seminar: Tastes of the Mediterranean
Folger Shakespeare Library



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.

Volunteer at Rhode Island Avenue PorchFest!

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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