As guests greeted, enjoyed carols, and nibbled from beautiful tablescapes of edible sweets at the House of Sweden’s Lucia Holiday Celebration, Ambassador Olofsdotter reminded all in attendance that the evening was made possible by diplomacy, cooperation, and shared values.
At the 13th Embassy Chef Challenge, guests traveled the world with their taste buds, enjoying unique flavors and cultural performances as over 40 embassy chefs tried to win their votes in some friendly competition.
Originally inspired by the Embassy Chef Challenge, which is now the festival’s flagship event, the larger weekend will be chock full of celebrations that can be enjoyed by global foodies of all ages.
It’s the Year of the Tiger according to the lunar calendar and several places in the DC area are offering
restaurant specials and other celebrations to bring prosperity and good fortune in 2022. Here is a trio of favorites.
A new culture festival was recently announced to take place in DC on September 25th, 2021. NEXTfest is being promoted as “DC’s largest fully free celebration of jazz, funk, and go-go music culture.”
House of Sweden’s new “Dreamland” series is “a meditation on man’s relation to nature” with an ironic title, as the beauty in these disturbing images is juxtaposed with their climate message.
A cultural institute near Dupont Circle has an almost secret art exhibit inside that is not only open right now… it’s free!
Four galleries straight out a science fiction fantasy — a cyberpunk cityscape, an interactive market, bustling alleyways, and an abandoned rooftop — all offer nature blooming in unexpected ways amidst a century of humanity’s outsized expansion in the latest ARTECHOUSE exhibit, Renewal 2121.
Sure most of the celebrations for 2021’s Year of the Ox are… online, but we still found three great ways to fête the first new moon of the lunar calendar and all of the cultural celebrations that usually come with it.
If you’re looking to experience some holiday cheer, you can find it through the end of the month at some incredible — and award-winning! — holiday displays across the city.