Newsletter for November 23 to November 29, 2018 Newsletter for November 23 to November 29, 2018


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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on holiday and end-of-year giving. Our signature events are made possible by people like you. Thousands participated in the 2018 Around the World Embassy Tour, Passport DC, WalkingTown DC, and PorchFest. Hundreds learned about a neighborhood from the DC Neighborhood Heritage Trail signs. Please consider donating this #GivingTuesday.


7th Annual Tenley Winterfest

The annual Tenley WinterFest returns on November 23 with a week of fun, seasonal events for all ages. Tenley WinterFest is an eight-day celebration of the holiday season to showcase local businesses and the neighborhood. More than 30 businesses and community groups join to host WinterFest events, including the signature Yeti Scavenger Hunt, WinterFeast restaurant week, and Winter Market. The event continues through December 1.

History After Hours: My Fellow Soldiers

On Wednesday, November 28, at the Sminthsonian National Postal Museum, join Andrew Carroll, director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University, for a discussion of his book, My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War. The National Postal Museum features letters from the Chapman University's archives and Carroll's efforts to save letters from every war in U.S. history. Since 1998, he has traveled around the world to preserve the greatest war correspondences ever written. This event is free, but please make reservations here. Doors open to the public at 6:00 pm.

Korean Jazz Encounter

This Thursday, November 29, at the Freer|Sackler Museum, hear Korean court music and shaman ritual meet free jazz in a creative encounter convened by gamin, a multi-instrumentalist. She performs on traditional mouth organ and double-reed instruments along with New York improvisational stars Ned Rothenberg, Satoshi Takeishi, and Jeff Fairbanks. They blend folk, classical, and improvisational styles with contemporary jazz in a unique collaboration, which includes their original interpretation of Don Cherry's Mopti. The concert is at 7:30 pm. Click here for reserved seating.


In 1923, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's Yiddish drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in its theatrical history. The evocative work of Jewish culture was praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration and anti-Semitism. Inspired by these events and the controversy, Pulitzer Prize award-winner Paula Vogel tells the behind-the-scenes story of artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed "indecent." This Tony award-winning play filled with music and dance is a testament to the power of art. See this production at Arena Stage now through December 30.


Friday, November 23
Exhibit - Bound to Amaze 
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - Over Here & Over There: Aviation & Prince George's County During World War I 
College Park Aviation Museum

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

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

Exhibit - Lately Arrived: Recent Additions to the Collection
DAR Museum

Event - Annual Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC BID

Saturday, November 24

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Tour - Congressional Cemetery
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

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

Exhibit - CANstruction: CAN't Stop the Beet! 
National Building Museum

Concert - Newmyer Flyer: Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix Tribute
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Sunday, November 25

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

Exhibit - World Press Photo Exhibition 
Dupont Underground 

Exhibit - Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Concert - John Eaton with George Gershwin & Friends 
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Charline Von Heyl: Snake Eyes
Hirshhorn Museum

Monday, November 26

Exhibit - Folding The Future: Theoretical Origami Devices
Japan Information and Culture Center

Exhibit - American Civics  
The Mansion on O Street

Event - Lecture and Talk: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - Flickering Treasures 
National Building Museum

Exhibit - The 2018 Awards Show 

Tuesday, November 27
Exhibit - Damageable Perfection
Korean Cultural Center

Tour - Art Across Culture

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

Exhibit - No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man 
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

Theater - King John
Folger Theatre

Wednesday, November 28

Exhibit - Alec Dubro: Hearts in Atlantis
Hill Center 

Event - Annual Downtown Holiday Market 
Downtown DC BID

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Event - Artist Talk with Photogapher Chris Buck
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, November 29

Theater - Anything Goes 
Arena Stage

Tour - Ghosts of Georgetown
DC by Foot

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

Exhibit - Traveling Full Circle 
Zenith Gallery

Event - Author's Homes: Website Launch
Humanities DC

Newsletter for November 23 to November 29, 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



December 1

Deck the Halls: A Family at Christmas
Tudor Place

December 5

17th Annual Christmas Open House
DAR Museum

December 6

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

December 10

Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute
Folger Shakespeare Library



Vintage DC Wines

Enjoy these Chilean wines with your family, friends, and co-workers. Artist Dana Ellyn created the beautiful labels, which represent selected DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails. Click to purchase a bottle or the collection.

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!

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