Get Some Culture….

Hey Good People!  I know it has been a minute, but your girl has been on world tours on the weekend lately.  And the weekdays have been jammed packed too.  However, I want you to have as much fun as I do, so let me give you the scoop!     

Theater J is hosting the Middle East Festival.  This year the theme is  VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST: VOICE OF THE WOMAN.  The performances will take place at the Theater J or the Embassy of Israel.       

The anchor play during the festival is MIKVEH by Hadar Galron.  Eight women’s stories unfold in this compelling depiction of religious observance and evolving feminist consciousness inside the secretive world of the Jewish ritual bath (mikveh).       

May 7- June 10     

Theater J     

1529 16th Street NW     

Click here for the full schedule.     

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Where else can you travel the globe and learn about different countries without leaving DC?  Passport DC, an annual celebration of international culture presented by Cultural Tourism DC , showcases Washington DC’s embassies and cultural organizations with a wide range of performances, talks, and exhibits. In addition to embassy open houses and events, several Washington, DC museums participate in Passport DC with special programming.      

Highlights of the event include:     

  • Shortcut to Europe: EU Embassies’ Open House on May 8
  • Meridian International Children’s Festival on May 15
  • Asian Heritage Festival on May 22
  • May 1-31     

    Passport DC     

    Throughout the District     

    Click here for  the daily schedule of events.     

    Sharecropper, 1952, by Elizabeth Catlett

     

    Passport DC is also offering month-long programming at several art galleries.   The Mexican Cultural Institute  is exhibiting the work of  Elizabeth Catlett and Taller de Grafica Popular.  Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico features 57 powerful prints that the artist created in Mexico as a member of the artist collective known as the Taller de Gráfica Popular. She was inspired by the cultural excitement and political transformations of post-Revolutionary Mexico. In 1947 she moved to Mexico where she joined the artist’s collective, Taller de Gráfica Popular (Workshop of Popular Graphics) which was dedicated to the direct use of visual art in the service of social change.      

    Elizabeth Catlett, Sculptor and Printmaker

    Mexican Cultural Institute   

    2829 16th Street NW   

     Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm  

     Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm  

    FREE!  

    Click here for the month-long schedule of events for Passport DC.    

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    I hope this gets you going!  Enjoy the rest of the week.

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