Culture Communique August 14 to August 20


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The Cameraman Check out this film screening today at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital with Buster Keaton, one of the greatest comic actors of all time. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Chikasha Pova – We Are Chickasaw Festival The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is celebrating its tribal heritage August 15 at the National Museum of the American Indian. Enjoy the art of beading, woodwork, pottery, and more!
Lyric Hour  The L. Ron Hubbard House is hosting an open-house event on Saturday, August 16 featuring poetry reading from artistic director and poet, Lester Green. For more information click here.
Bayard Rustin and James Baldwin: Freedom Fighters and Friends On August 18, celebrate the anniversary of the March of Washington at the Lincoln Theatre as they highlight contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. Click here for details.
Sir Allen & the Calypso Ponzi Schemers Feelin' for some great music? Stop by GalleryOonH on Monday and enjoy a performance from local band, Sir Allen & the Calypso Ponzi Schemers. Watch a clip of them here.


Postcards from the Trenches: Why We Should Still Care About WWI Goethe Institut is opening this new exhibit, which highlights imagery produced by soldiers during WWI and runs until September 27 at Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Free of charge.


Find more events!
Our events calendar presents the latest information on the city's most exciting cultural activities. It's all in your fingertips!

Thursday, August 14
Lectures — Portrait of Murdock Pemberton
The Phillips Collection

Film — K-Cinema Screening & Social: Love Fiction
Korea Cultural Center

Friday, August 15
Film – American Experience: The Panama Canal 
Anacostia Community Museum

Music – Swingtopia
National Gallery of Art

Workshop — Working from the Figure
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

Meet & Greet — Counterintelligence Officer Christopher Lynch
International Spy Museum

Saturday, August 16
Performance — Cineconcert: Buster Keaton's Colege with pianist Andrew Greene
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tour — Elizabethan Garden Tour
Folger Shakespeare Library

Lecture — Bio-Architecture
National Building Museum

Open House – Free Summer Saturdays: Kid Pan Alley
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Sunday, August 17
Film – A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box
Freer Gallery of Art

Workshop — Practical Use DSLR Photography
Washington Photo Safari

Tour — Serene Sunday
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Festival — Sierra Leone Day
National Museum of African Art

Monday, August 18
Performance – Ezekiel's Wheels

John F. Kennedy Center

Tuesday, August 19
Tour – Guided Garden Tour: Historic and Growing
Tudor Place

Performance – Galician Bagpipes and Flutes with Carlos Núnez
Library of Congress

Wednesday, August 20
Discussion – The Expert Is In: Ocean Acidification
National Museum of Natural History

Gallery Talk – Meret Oppenheim
National Museum of Women in the Arts

August 23

Workshop — DC Community Heritage Project
Humanities Council of Washington DC

August 24

Open House — War of 1812 at Decatur House
Decatur House

August 30
Outdoor — Day of the Dog
Historic Congressional Cemetery


September 5

Theater - The Shoplifters
Arena Stage



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