Culture Communique August 21 to August 27


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Georgetown War of 1812 Walking Tour  Visit and view areas of Georgetown this Saturday for a tour de force of the area during the Second Revoluntionary War. Tour includes a visit to the Dumbarton House and will end at the Francis Scott Key Park.

National Musuem of the US Navy Family Day Join the National Museum of the US Navy at the Washington Navy Yard on August 24 to commemorate the Battle of Bladensburg and the burning of the Navy Yard. Then, head to the museum for fun activities, and a memorial wreath laying at the Navy Memorial Plaza at 4pm.
Dolley Day at Dumbarton House Take a trip back in time to August 24, 1814 when the Britsh marched toward Washington and Dolley was preparing for a party. This Sunday at the Dumbarton House, make your own ice cream, play games and sample Dolley cake!
Flee the British 5k Run This Sunday at the Historic Congressional Cemetery, chase Dolley as she rescues the famed protrait of George Washington from the flames. Don't miss this historic 5k. Register now and click here to learn more about the 2k kids fun run!
War of 1812 Open House at Decatur House  The White House Historical Association invites you this Sunday! Take part in War of 1812 trivia, arts & crafts, costume photo ops, and more! Click here to see the full schedule of events.

Washington is Burning! August 1814  Join Washington Walks for a two-part event on Sunday! Follow the path of the Britsh and learn about the incredible story of the Nation's Capital. For more information, click here.


Thursday, August 21
Open House —Public Installation: 'Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota'
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Discussion — Bonnard vs. Matisse
The Phillips Collection

Film — Silent Films with DCPL: All Night
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

Performance — The Morrison Brother. modern country/rock
United States Botanic Garden

Social — History & Hops
Heurich House Museum

Friday, August 22
After Hours — Smithsonian Sleepover at NMNH
National Museum of Natural History

After Hours/Social — Art After Dark
Art Museum of the Americas

Theater — The Winter's Tale
Shakespeare Theatre Company

Saturday, August 23
Performance — Trillectro Music Festival @ RFK Stadium
Events DC

Performance — Metro Mambo Summer Edition: The Revolution was Televised
Anacostia Community Museum

Open House/Exhibit — CANstruction®
National Building Museum

Open House – Free Summer Saturdays
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Sunday, August 24
Performance — Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra
John F. Kennedy Center

Commemoration — Memorial Wreath Laying at Navy Memorial Plaza
US Navy Memorial Foundation and Naval Heritage Center

Monday, August 25
Social — Jouons! French Game Night!

Alliance Française de Washington

Tuesday, August 26
Tour – Guided Garden Tour: Historic and Growing
Tudor Place

Discussion — Women's History on the Horizon: the Centinnial of Women's Suffrage
The National Archives

Wednesday, August 27
Film — Watermark
National Gallery of Art

Gallery Talk – La Petite Mort
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Film — Above All Else
DC Environmental Film Festival

Exhibition — ApocalyptiCAT
Goethe Institut

Performance — Wednesday Open Mic hosted by Dwayne B
Busboys and Poets

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September 3

Tour — Kalorama House and Embassy Tour
Woodrow Wilson House

September 6

Tour — Dupont Circle Gallery Tour
Decatur House

September 13
Outdoor — Day of the Dog
Historic Congressional Cemetery


September 20

Outdoor —  Junior Botanist Festival
United States Botanic Garden



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