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Afro-Latino Fest at Hostelling International

In celebration of Passport DC and International Cultural Awareness Month, Hostelling International DC invites you to its first Afro-Latino Fest on Saturday, May 18, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Come discover Afro-Latino cultures through music, food, dance, and fun activities. Performers include La Marvela, pictured above, and Proyecto Piquete. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres from High Street Cafe and My Cuba Cafe, beverages and a talk from 734 Coffee, and natural ginger juice. Get your tickets for this event here.


The IA&A at Hillyer

The IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is the contemporary art center and headquarters of International Arts & Artists here in Washington, DC. Hillyer is committed to serving the public and supporting artists at all stages of their careers. It presents exhibitions and programs that feature local, regional, and international artists and that create platforms for dialogue. Open seven days a week, the IA&A at Hillyer works with organizations and embassies to engage with and increase the public's understanding of other cultures through accessible arts programming.

Friday, May 17

Exhibit - Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - First Ladies
Madame Tussauds  

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

Tour - Empresses of China's Forbidden City

Saturday, May 18

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

Tour - Embassy Row
Washington Walks

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

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

Sunday, May 19

Exhibit - Animals Collected
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Exhibit - Constellations/Migration
IA&A at Hillyer

Monday, May 20

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

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

Exhibit - Underlying Borders
Mexican Cultural Institute

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

Tuesday, May 21

Exhibit - Helen Zughaib: Migrations 
The President Woodrow Wilson House

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

Exhibit - The Way We Wear
Embassy of Australia

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

Wednesday, May 22

Concert -  From Warsaw with Love: Polish-American Jazz for Springtime
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - What Absence Is Made Of
Hirshhorn Museum

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

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Thursday, May 23

Exhibit - A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Returns, Refugees, and Refusal: Art, War Memory and the Politics of Representation
Smithsonian American Art Museum


Newsletter for May 17 to May 23, 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



Hindustani Classical Concert with Sreenivas and Viraj Joshi

The Gandhi Memorial Center presents Shrinivas and Viraj Joshi in a program of Hindustani classical vocal music with with Prashant Pandav and Avinash Dighe Friday, May 17, at 7:00 pm. Admission payable at the door: $20. Shrinivas and Viraj, are the son and grandson of legendary Bharatratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Smt. Vatsalabai Joshi. Viraj has performed in the prestigious festival ‘Sawai Gandharv' and is studying classical music from Sudhakar Chavan. Admission is $20, payable at the door.

Taste of Dupont

This Saturday, May 18, Dupont Circle restaurants will open their doors to showcase signature appetizers, entrées, drinks, and desserts for the 12th annual Taste of Dupont. Organized by Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, this progressive lunch encourages residents and visitors to purchase,in advance, a $25 master ticket for access to the Circle's restaurants and taverns. A master ticket to Taste of Dupont gives patrons access to 10 or more Taste locations. Tickets will be $40 on the day of the event. Your will-call tickets are available at 9 Dupont Circle NW (one-story brick building), starting at 12:45 pm.

The 21st Annual Food Festival of the Americas

The 21st Annual Food Festival of the Americas will be on the grounds of the Organization of American States (OAS) on 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, on May 19 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Food Festival is a fun filled, family event. Bring family and friends to experience the culture and gastronomy of Latin America, the Caribbean and OAS Observer States. The Brazilian stand will have Brazilian sweet and savory snacks and drinks available and a Capoeira group. Admission is free to this event.



May 29
Improv with the Unified Scene Theater 
Dupont Underground

May 31
Folger Friday: Trivia Night
Folger Shakespeare Library

June 1
Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs
Wolf Trap

June 12-14
The Great Gatsby with Picnic Theatre Company
Dumbarton House


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