Newsletter for November 16 to November 22, 2018 Newsletter for November 16 to November 22, 2018


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Downtown BID

The Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit organization that provides capital improvements and resources to diversify the economy and enhance the Downtown experience. This district encompasses a 138-block area from Massachusetts Avenue on the north to Constitution Avenue on the south, and from Louisiana Avenue on the east to 16th Street on the west. The Downtown BID promotes public/private partnerships to create a remarkable urban environment. An upcoming Downtown BID community event is the 14th Annual Downtown Holiday Market, which opens Friday, November 23, and runs through Sunday, December 23. The market will be on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery.


Turkish Movie Night: Balik

The Yunus Emre Institute in Washington, DC is hosting its biweekly Turkish movie night this Friday, November 16. The film series aims to bridge the cultural spectrum between American and Turkish cinema. See the 2014 drama Balik, which follows a struggling fisherman's family who lives on the shores of a lake. The film centers on the human-nature relationship, the myth of a fish, and parents trying to find a cure for their daughter. Get tickets here.

Red Bull Conquest Finals

Events DC is hosting the Red Bull Conquest National Finals at the Entertainment and Sports Arena this weekend! Red Bull Conquest challenged more than 3,000 competitors to represent their local fighting game scene and embark on the journey that began April 28 in Chicago. This Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, top regional fighting game champions from 15 U.S. cities and online will face off in a final battle to determine the best fighting game region in the nation. The three-day tournament includes the Capcom North American Finals for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.


CANstruction is a program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. Organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition, CANstruction is an exhibition of structures made from unopened cans of food that are later donated. The DC competition begins Sunday, November 18 at the National Building Museum and benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. Teams from DC architecture and design firms build sculptures out of cans of food, as visitors stop by to view the sculptures and vote for their favorite one by bringing a canned good donation. CANstruction's 2018 theme is CAN't Stop the Beet! The project is on display through Sunday, November 25.

Folding the Future: Theoretical
Origami Devices

For hundreds of years, the art of folding paper, origami, served as an entertaining craft and a symbolic decoration. More recently, origami ventured into the world of artists and science and engineering. The new origami exhibition, Folding the Future: Theoretical Origami Devices, celebrates World Origami Day and presents designs developed at Brigham Young University. This exhibit at the Japan Information & Culture Center is open to the public and on display through December 21.


Friday, November 16
Event - Allthebest Kids Album Release Party 
Dupont Underground

Concert - Maggie Rose 
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Tour - Explore Buddhist Art

Event - The Lion in Winter: A Reading of Selected Scenes
Folger Theatre

Theater - Anything Goes
Arena Stage

Saturday, November 17

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

Event - Study Abroad 101 
Hostelling International DC

Event - Engineering 101: Hydraulics
College Park Aviation Museum

Exhibit - Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of DC's Past
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Lately Arrived 
DAR Museum

Concert - Hot Rize: 40th Anniversary Tour
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Theater - King John
Folger Theatre

Tour - Congressional Cemetery
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Sunday, November 18

Exhibit - Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography

Exhibit - World Press Photo Exhibition 
Dupont Underground 

Event - Mansion Magic Shows with Rich Bloch
The Mansion on O Street

Concert - Art Garfunkel 
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Tour - Lincoln Assassination
DC by Foot

Monday, November 19

Event - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Exhibit - Traveling Full Circle  
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Exhibit - Alec Dubro: Hearts in Atlantis
Hill Center

Exhibit - Rachel Whiteread
National Gallery of Art

Event - Too Big: Rebuild by Design's Transformative Response to Climate Change 
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land I Have Travelled) 
Embassy of Australia

Tuesday, November 20
Exhibit - Damageable Perfection
Korean Cultural Center

Event - Story Time with DC Public Library
National Building Museum

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

Exhibit - The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay 
President Woodrow Wilson House

Tour - Art Across Cultures

Wednesday, November 21

Exhibit - Churchill's Shakespeare
Folger Theatre 

Exhibit - Rodarte 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

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

Event - The Windsock Arms
College Park Aviation Museum

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Thursday, November 22

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Corot: Women
National Gallery of Art

Exhibit - Season's Greenings: All Aboard! 
U.S. Botanic Garden

Exhibit - 50 Years After Whitney M. Young, Jr
Octagon Museum

Newsletter for November 16 to November 22, 2018. 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


November 23-
December 23

Downtown DC Holiday Market
Downtown DC BID

December 1

Deck the Halls: A Family at Christmas
Tudor Place 

December 6

The Creative Process: Diane Coburn Bruning
Chamber Dance Project

December 6

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center



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