Newsletter for May 3 to May 9, 2019 Newsletter for May 3 to May 9, 2019


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Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour

Over 50 embassies will welcome the public in a cultural exchange like none other at the Around the World Embassy Tour. The event is part of Cultural Tourism DC's Passport DC, a month-long celebration of DC's international diplomatic community. Visitors will be treated to fashion, music, and more, as each embassy showcases some of the best their native lands have to offer. The event is this Saturday, May 4, participating embassies will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

The Embassy of India

The Embassy of India represents the South Asian country that is the most populous democracy in the world. The Embassy of India will participate in the Passport DC / Around the World Embassy Tour for the first time on May 4, 2019. During the event, the embassy will host a 150th birthday celebration of and exhibition about Mahatma Gandhi. Visitors can see and enjoy tourism displays, yoga demonstrations, and dance and musical performances. 

Friday, May 3

Theater - Into the Woods
Ford's Theatre

Event - Coffee with a Curator
DAR Museum

Event - 32nd Annual Evening of Comedy
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - The Way We Wear 
Embassy of Australia

Event - Influences in the Life of Ghandi
Ghandi Memorial

Event - First Friday featuring Pietro Ruffo, Eric Uhlir, and Marcel Artes Deolazo 
IA&A at Hillyer

Saturday, May 4

Tour - Embassy Row
Washington Walks

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI

Exhibit - Animals Collected
National Building Museum

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

Event - Afternoon Aviators
College Park Aviation Museum

Sunday, May 5

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

Concert - Music at the Monastery
Franciscan Monastery

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

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

Monday, May 6

Event - Secret Door Tour: Be A Super Sleuth
Mansion on O Street

Film - Flower Drum Song

Tour - Open House
L. Ron Hubbard House

Event - Meet & Greet: CrossCurrents: European Theater Residency
Austrian Cultural Forum

Tuesday, May 7

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

Exhibit - Section 14: The Other American Palm Springs, California
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Event - Across A Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Pickett's Charge
Hirshhorn Museum

Wednesday, May 8

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

Exhibit - Crisis Mode: Endangered Earth
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Film - Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
Japan Information Culture Center (JICC)

Event - Photography: Mexico Between Life and Death
Mexican Cultural Institute

Thursday, May 9

Concert - Performance: Musicians from Marlboro

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Event - Tudor Nights: Here Come the Royals
Tudor Place

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



Newsletter for May 3 to May 9, 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



Flower Mart

Since 1939, All Hallows Guild has held Flower Mart as a benefit for the National Cathedral's gardens and grounds. Experience two days of fun and activities for the entire family on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. Ride the All Hallows Guild's antique carousel, a favorite of the young and young at heart. Purchase spring plants for your garden, find treasures in the White Elephant Tent, and shop for a wide array of merchandise at 70 boutique booths. Be sure to check out the International Floral Display in the nave of the cathedral!

Korean Craft Meets America

The exhibit is on display through June 21, at the Korean Cultural Center. Divided into three parts, Korean Craft Meets America sheds light on the lines and colors in a variety of Korean handicrafts. This exhibition brings together rare artifacts from the Sookmyung Women's University Museum, including items used in the lives of the ruling elite class who dominated Korean political and cultural life during the Joseon Dynasty period, as well as works by modern craft artists. Click here to RSVP for the art exhibition opening reception on Friday, May 3 at 6:00 pm.

The embassies of these countries will participate in the annual open house on Saturday, May 4.

Empresses of China's Forbidden City

An exhibit on the lives of the Qing dynasty empresses offers a tale of opulence and influence. See the 260-year course of the Qing through an assembly of spectacular objects. Featured are royal portraits, paintings depicting court life, seals and symbols of imperial power, objects of religious devotion, along with costumes, jewelry, and furniture used by the empresses in the imperial complex known as the Forbidden City. See this exhibit at the Freer|Sackler on display now through June 23.



May 11
EU Open House
Passport DC

May 11 and May 12
Annual Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour
Capitol Hill Restoration Society

May 18
Fiesta Asia
Passport DC

May 18
DC Afro-Latino Fest

Hostelling International DC

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