Newsletter for October 12 to October 18, 2018 Newsletter for October 12 to October 18, 2018


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Washington Photo Safari

Founded in 1999, Washington Photo Safari teaches the techniques of photography by taking visitors and local residents on half-day and full-day photo shoots around key sites in the nation's capital and other cities. A professional photographer accompanies the group, offering participants extensive tips in camera use, image composition and design, proper exposure, lighting, and more! Photographers of all skill levels are invited to participate and any camera is acceptable, even cell phone cameras. In addition to the tourist journeys, Washington Photo Safari also offers one-on-one private tutoring, customized corporate group safaris, and intensive workshops on selected cruises. Click here to see what Safaris are available during October.


National Law Enforcement Museum
Grand Opening

Be among the first to visit the new National Law Enforcement Museum when it hosts a grand opening and community day celebration this Saturday, October 13, from 10 am until 5 pm. The doors will open to the public for the first time with a day of family fun you won't want to miss. Festivities include the annual 5K Run for the Badge, entertainment, demonstrations, forensic activity, fingerprinting, caricature artists, face painting and more! Admission is required to enter the Museum; get your timed-entry ticket today. Proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Neguinho da Beija-Flor

On Saturday, October 13, hear musician Neguinho da Beija-Flor bring the energy of Rio's samba carnival festivities to the USA! Supported by the Embassy of Brazil, the event begins at 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm), and is at MilkBoy ArtHouse at College Park, Maryland. Neguinho is an iconic samba parade singer from Rio de Janeiro, and is the official singer of one of Rio's most popular samba associations, Beija-Flor de Nilópolis. This year, he led the samba group to win the 2018 carnival in Rio de Janeiro. On this tour, Neguinho will sing some of his samba classics as well as more recent hits.

Charolais at Dupont Underground

Witness a surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman's intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. Praised by The New York Times as 'brilliantly twisted', Charolais by Noni Stapleton is a dark comedy that shows how far one Irish woman will go to make a quiet home. See this production at Dupont Underground on Monday, October 15, at 7 pm. The play is produced by Solas Nua, the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. This event is free, but donations will benefit Dupont Underground.


One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey

As part of a series of installations celebrating its golden anniversary, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery presents One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey, a one-room exhibition about a memorable time in American history. Portraits tell the story of 1968, when the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, and U.S. astronauts held a live broadcast showing pictures of the Earth. October 1968 was also when the Portrait Gallery opened its doors. Depictions of personalities including the Apollo 8 astronauts will be in the exhibition. This exhibit is on display until May 2019.


Friday, October 12
Concert - Ya Ya Bey
Dupont Underground

Film - From the Arab World: A Civilized People 

Concert - Tribute to Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Mansion on O Street

Event - Conversation Gallery Talk: A Dog Swap Spotlight
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Event - Curator Gallery Talk: Diane Arbus: A Box of Ten Photographs
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Theater - Born Yesterday
Ford's Theatre

Saturday, October 13

Event - Oktoberfest
Folger Shakespeare Library 

Event - Yoga Mortis 
Historic Congressional Cemetery 

Exhibit - Traveling Full Circle
Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Event - Sufi Arts: South Asia and Beyond

Tour - Lincoln's Assasination
DC by Foot

Concert - Cage the Elephant
Entertainment and Sports Arena

Event - DC Legends and Lore: Fairfax County's Bunnyman
Dupont Underground

Sunday, October 14

Exhibit - Jackson Pollock's Mural
National Gallery of Art

Event - Discussion and Screening: New Currents in Saudi Cinema

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

Exhibit - Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Monday, October 15

Event - Open House
The L. Ron Hubbard House

Exhibit - Interface: A Cross Genre Exploration  
Korean Cultural Center

Exhibit - Jose Gurvich Artworks
The Embassy of Uruguay

Exhibit - Alec Dubro: Hearts in Atlantis
Hill Center

Exhibit - Tony Lewis Anthology: 2014-2016 
Hirshhorn Museum

Tuesday, October 16
Exhibit - 1968: Civil Rights at 50

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

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay
Presidnt Woodrow Wilson House 

Exhibit - Your Community, Your Story
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Wednesday, October 17

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

Event - The Corn Caper 
International Spy Museum

Exhibit - Next Generation Architects: 5th Annual Thesis Showcase
District Architecture Center

Exhibit - Pictures of Nothing
Touchstone Gallery

Event - The Windsock Arms: Blues, Boos & Brooze  
College Park Aviation Museum

Thursday, October 18

Event - Gallery Talk: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon by Xu Bing 

Event - Lecture: Activity Levels and Screen Time Behaviors in Omani Children
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

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

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

Concert - Rolston String Quartet

Newsletter for October 12 to October 18, 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 was a success. We thank all of our volunteers for being part of the Adams Morgan PorchFest this past Saturday, October 6!


October 21

Dupont Circle House Tour
Dupont Circle Citizens Association

October 27

Victorian Halloween Party
DAR Museum

October 28

Jimmy Vivino: Music Director of Late Night with Conan O'Brien
The Mansion on O Street

October 31-November 4

Superfine! DC Fair



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