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The Choral Arts Society of Washington

The mission of the Choral Arts Society of Washington is the pursuit of excellence in choral repertoire and performance, and the commitment to promote and share the art of choral music through education and public outreach. Now in its 52nd season, Choral Arts is comprised of more than 180 exceptional volunteer singers – and it has recorded 17 acclaimed CDs.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Scott Tucker, Choral Arts has sung with the world's leading orchestras and conductors. Upcoming shows include Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 next Saturday, November 18, at 3:00 pm and A Family Christmas on Saturday, December 16, at Kennedy Center Concert Hall.


Spirit of Barbados Gala

The Embassy of Barbados, in partnership with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and the Barbados Association of Washington, DC will culminate the year-long celebration of Barbados' 50th Anniversary of Independence with the Spirit of Barbados Gala. This black-tie event will be at the historic headquarters of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC this Saturday, November 11, at 7:00 pm.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Hurricane Relief Fund of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering of the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF).


Art from the Garden: Ceramics
and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane

Next Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm, the Japan Information Center & Culture Center will host an opening event for the new exhibition, Art from the Garden: Ceramics and Sculptures by Marc Peter Keane. Artist and landscape architect Marc Keane will discuss his artwork and its relationship to his work as a designer of Japanese gardens. Keane's artworks draws from the traditional culture of Japan, such as the way his ceramics are fired unglazed in a wood-fired kiln (anagama), but they are unlike any traditional Japanese forms. The exhibit is on display through December 27.


The Pajama Game

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is a tiptop model of efficiency, so why are things getting so steamy? It could have something to do with how new superintendent Sid Sorokin has fallen for Babe Williams, the trouble-making head of the union grievance committee. Sparks start to fly when a workers' strike pits management against labor and ignites an outrageous battle of the sexes. Packed with seductive dance numbers like "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway," The Pajama Game is showing at Arena Stage through December 24.



Friday, November 10

Event - Reading of Emilie's Voltaire
Alliance Française de Washington 

Concert - Red Baraat
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Theater - Nina Simone: Four Women
Arena Stage

Exhibit - Echoes of the Great War
Library of Congress

Exhibit - Valor in the Pacific: A Remembrance
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Saturday, November 11

Concert - Baron & Buchbinder
Edlavitch DCJCC

Tour - National Gallery of Art
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Event - The President and the Press: Bob Schieffer

Exhibit - Women in Art: 1850 - 1910
Dumbarton Oaks

Event - Greek Cuisine with Kapnos' George Pagonis
Hill Center

Sunday, November 12

Concert - Nomadica
Edlavitch DCJCC

Event - Fresh Talk Forum: El Tendedero/ The Clothesline Project
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Tour - The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Film - The Truth Beneath 

Monday, November 13

Exhibit - Hill Center Galleries
Hill Center

Event - The Art of Topiary: Reading with Jan Wagner and David Keplinger

Event - Photographer Jodi Cobb: Stranger in a Strange Land
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Re-Use 
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Tuesday, November 14

Event - Double Take: One Artwork, Two Viewpoints
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Painting Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library

Exhibit - Around the World in 80 Paper Models
National Building Museum

Event - An Evening with Paul Watson
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Event - Meditation and Mindfulness

Wednesday, November 15 

Event - Workshop Wednesday: Looking for Contours
National Museum of African Art

Exhibit - Before the 45th Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art 
Mexican Cultural Institute

Tour - Museum Highlights
Hirshhorn Museum

Exhibit - Phase 1:  Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection
The Kreeger Museum

Exhibit - Three Works of Art by American Indians
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, November 16

Concert - Take 5!: J.S. Williams Ensemble Pays Tribute to Alan Shorter
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit - Human Landscapes
Art Museum of the Americas | OAS

Exhibit - Gateways/Portales
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum  

Theater - A Christmas Carol
Ford's Theatre

Newsletter for November 10 to November 16, 2017. 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

Mark your calendars – Tuesday, November 28 is #GivingTuesday!
Help us raise funds for a refreshed and renovated website during this year's #GivingTuesday events. Cultural Tourism DC is a non-profit that promotes the art, culture and heritage of DC area locations and neighborhoods.


November 17

Free Folger Friday: The Imaginary Cleopatra
Folger Shakespeare Library

November 17

Beaujolais & Beyond Celebration of 2017
Alliance Française de Washington

November 18

Evening of Indian Dance
The Barns at Wolf Trap

November 30

Farah Siraj
The Embassy Series


 Sing Into Spring Competition Registration
The Cherry Blossom Festival is seeking vocal soloists and/or group vocalists to perform at the Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 14, 2018. To be considered for the Sing into Sping competition, submit an online application and a $15 entry free (payable by credit card only).


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