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Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Founded in May 1972, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) has consistently worked to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation. The non-profit has advocated for and won legislative changes to enhance the biking experience, garnered corporate partners, produced a mobile app and increased its membership from the founding nine to more than 5,000. Take a ride with WABA during WalkingTown DC to appreciate some of the city's newest wall paintings and learn tips to help you travel confidently through the city by bicycle. Click here to register for the ride to see DC's Instagram-able Murals. Then in October, join the organization's WABA in the Wild, a three-day 184.5-mile ride from Cumberland, MD, to Georgetown, DC. 



Inner Monologue: Works by Three
Korean Ceramic Sculpture Artists

The Korean Cultural Center presents Inner Monologue, a group exhibition of ceramic sculpture works by Korean artists Ahrong Kim, Gunyoung Kim, and Kyungmin Park. The artists immigrated to the United States from Korea and were fascinated by the human body and facial expressions as each one struggled to communicate in a foreign language. Their art emphasizes self-awareness, reflection and interpretation. Admission to the opening reception on Friday, September 7 at 6:00 pm is free but you must register here. Inner Monologue will remain on view through September 29.  

Theatre Week 2018 Kickoff Party

Join theatre makers on Saturday, September 8 at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company for a celebration of DC's 2018-2019 theater selection with an afternoon of performances and giveaways. Come talk to a designer or director, learn about your favorite company's upcoming offerings, and maybe discover a theater you didn't know about! Backstage tours, giveaways, meet-and-greets with representatives from companies large and small, and performances are all on the menu at this afternoon of fun activities. Local restaurants and beverage companies will share food and drinks — and it's all free and open to theater lovers and newcomers alike. Register here.


Adams Morgan Day!

The longest-running neighborhood festival in the District celebrates its 40th anniversary on Sunday, September 9. Adams Morgan will buzz with live music, food vendors, for-sale artwork and family-friendly activities from noon to 6:00 pm. Celebrate one of DC's liveliest, most diverse neighborhoods with this extravaganza. The event showcases area businesses, artists and organizations, and will be on 18th Street, between Columbia Road and Florida Avenue, NW.

Innovations in Hospitality and Tourism Forum

Innovation plays a key role in the sustained success of the tourism and hospitality industry. This Tuesday, September 11, from 8:00 am to 10:30 am, engage with major stakeholders in a robust discussion about how the different levels of innovation in the industry enhance competition and ensure profitable business operations. Participants will gain insights into new ways of delivering tourism services. Sponsored by the DC Chamber of Commerce, this forum takes place in the Washington Convention Center. You must RSVP to participate.



Friday, September 7
Event - Museum Career Day
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Scholar Spotlight: The Politics of Painting: Uemura Shoens Bijin Ga 
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)

Concert - Jethro Tull
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Tour - Women of Civil War Alexandria
National Women's History Museum

Theater - Turn Me Loose 
Arena Stage

Concert - Ash Koosha and Emel Mathlouthi
Dupont Underground

Exhibit - Bringing the War to Our Doorsteps
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

Saturday, September 8

Concert - Hamid Al Saai and Amir Elsaffar
Dupont Underground 

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt 
Ford's Theatre

Tour - Lincoln Assassination
DC by Foot

Exhibit - Heavy Metal: Women to Watch
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Concert - For U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Exhibit - Jackson Pollock's Mural 
National Gallery of Art

Sunday, September 9

Event - Portrait Story Days: Martha Graham
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Tour - Explore Buddhist Art

Monday, September 10

Event - Talk and Book Signing: Palace of State - The Eisenhower Executive Office Building
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Floating Islands: Ceramic Ikebana Vessels  
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Exhibit - Baselitz: Six Decades
Hirshhorn Musuem

Event - Book Talk: US Route 1 Baltimore to Washington, DC
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Exhibit - The Plane of Tomorrow, Today!
College Park Aviation Museum

Tuesday, September 11

Exhibit - American Civics
The Mansion on O Street 

Event - Tuesday Talk: Suffragists In Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade
DAR Museum

Tour - Museum Highlights 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

Exhibit - Juried Regional Exhibition
Hill Center

Exhibit - Form & FunctionThe Genius of the Book
Folger Shakespeare Library

Wednesday, September 12

Event - Hip Hop Theater Festival Master Classes
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Exhibit - Expressing Humanity: Historical, Spiritual & Symbolic 
Zenith Gallery 
at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Event - Hangar Dogs: A Brief History of Dogs in Aviation from Kitty Hawk to the Present
College Park Aviation Museum

Event - Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series: Helen Molesworth
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tour - Memorials and Moonlight
DC by Foot

Thursday, September 13

Event - September Evenings at the Edge: After Hours 
National Gallery of Art

Event - Brews and Banter: Macbeth
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - Passages and Borders by Rosa Vera
Touchstone Gallery 

Event - Wine & Design Happy Hour
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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

Newsletter for September 7 to September 13, 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

Adams Morgan PorchFest is a terrific opportunity to hear great music while meeting new people and patronizing local businesses. The event features porches/patios as performance space for local musicians. As a PorchFest volunteer, you will work with the home- and business owners to greet guests and bands at performance locations as well as offer tips to help everyone enjoy the afternoon. Volunteer today to be part of Adams Morgan PorchFest on October 6! Click here to register.


September 14

Scotch Tasting 
Dumbarton House

September 15

Capitol Hill Day 
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

September 15 to September 23

WalkingTown DC
Locations throughout Washington, DC

September 22

Brews, Booze and Bites
Tudor Place



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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